I swear I saw a bum tell a lady to f*** off once because she didn't give him what he wanted. He asked her for some change and she gave him some fresh donuts in a bag.
So anyway, when I read the story of a blind man being kicked off a plane in Philly because his service dog was too restless, I just knew that it was going to be a case of a bunch of heartless Philadelphians acting like....well, Philadelphians.
But alas, that was not the case here.
"A blind man said he and his service dog were kicked off a plane at Philadelphia International Airport on Wednesday, after he couldn’t keep the pooch still.
But the flight was canceled after several other passengers argued the move was too severe.
The wild ordeal unfolded after Albert Rizzi and his dog, Doxy, boarded a U.S. Airways flight bound for MacArthur Airport in Long Island.
Passengers told WABC-TV that the flight attendant would not allow the plane to take off about 8 p.m. until the Golden Lab curled up under the seat.
But the guide dog grew more restless as the plane waited on the tarmac more than an hour — and a woman sitting next to Rizzi even offered her seat to allow the pooch more room.
“You’ve got about a minute to get this straightened out,” the flight attendant told Rizzi, according to a passenger on the plane.
Suddenly, the pilot announced that the plane would be turning back to the gate, where the flight attendant escorted Rizzi off the aircraft." [Source]
Poor Doxy. Whatever happened to the "friendly skies"? I swear these folks in the airline industry don't roll like they used to.
Speaking of folks not rolling like they used to. Remember when CBS was a respected news organization? I mean they gave us Ed Bradley and 60 Minutes for crying out loud.
But now, sadly, all we have are frauds like Lara Logan and her form of yellow journalism destroying the 60 Minutes brand. And, as if that wasn't enough, CBS has a new issue to contend with. This one involves some shoddy reporting about Obamacare.
"CBS News, already in trouble for not bothering to fact-check sensational claims about the Benghazi attacks, has stepped in it again with an exclusive story on the Affordable Care Act that has quickly fallen apart. On November 11, CBS News reported that the "project manager in charge of building the federal health care website was apparently kept in the dark about serious failures in the website's security." CBS investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson's report was based on an exclusive "first look at a partial transcript" of closed-door testimony by project manager Henry Chao that was likely leaked to the network by Republicans on the House Oversight Committee. Other media outlets picked up CBS's scoop and ran with it.
But as Washington Post media blogger Erik Wemple demonstrated, Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA) questioned Chao at a November 13 Oversight Committee hearing and revealed how misleading CBS News' report was. The memo shown to Chao dealt with portions of the website that aren't yet in use -- not the website as it currently exists, as the partial transcript and CBS News' report wrongly suggested. And those portions won't include personally identifiable information, making it impossible for the security risks to lead to identity theft." [Source]
As someone commented after this story: "It's so much easier to get an exclusive when you just make up the facts."