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Yet another weird SF fan

Monday, December 04, 2006

Is It Racist to Remove Airline Passengers for Disruptive Praying?

There's a precedent.

We can even apply Gary Farber's rule:

I've long, as a Jew, found a highly useful test for distinguishing legitimate commentary from hate; I take the noun of the statement in question, switch it to "Jew," or the adjective to "Jewish," and see how I think it stands up.
It works in both directions.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

FA: I'm sorry, but the pilot has asked that you leave this plane.

Jerry: What?

FA: Apparently, he has some sort of problem with you.

Katie: I'm not surprised. I really let him have it, Jerry. He has no business being in your audience if you didn't want him there.

Jerry: I didn't care.

FA: Well, now the pilot doesn't want you on his plane.

Jerry: He can't just throw me off the plane!

FA: Yes he can, if he has cause to believe a passenger will be a disturbance.

Jerry: But I'm not a disturbance!

FA: Well, apparently you are disturbing him, sir.

Jerry: But someone is waiting for me!

Katie: Jerry, I don't want you to freak out.

Jerry: I'm freakin' out! I am freakin' out!

8:44 PM  

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