Tuesday, October 27, 2009

NWA Pilots Busy on Laptops, Overshoot Airport

The Northwest Airlines pilots that flew past their Minneapolis destination last week say they were distracted by their laptops. Apparently, the pilots were so engrossed reading their new flight schedules that they missed the airport and about an hour of communication with frantic air traffic controllers.


Irony: As the flight attendants told passengers to turn-off their laptops in preparation for landing, the pilots missed the landing because they were playing with their laptops!

7 comments:

Sue said...

I'm still waiting for more to come out on this story. Something smells awfully fishy. I haven't heard anyone mention the sex word, have you??

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

LOL: A friend of mine on Facebook said that they were probably having sex!

Elizabeth said...

Of course, sex! What else? (No, really? What else could have occupied their attention to such a degree? Laptops, riight. Unless it's a euphemism for... you know. :)

Dirty thoughts aside, and on to an unrelated matter, I came upon this nugget of Justice Scalia's wisdom and wondered what you, Darren, would have to say about it. It took my breath away, but then, it's Scalia, after all.

Elizabeth said...

Mystery solved:

Northwest Pilots Not in Cockpit; Found at Home Hiding in Box

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Elizabeth: Regarding Scalia, at least he finally admitted it! His approach on race and gender almost always has women and people of color losing. And he is inconsistent on the "rights" issue. For example, the Framers of the Equal Protection Clause passed affirmative action legislation, but Scalia is the most ardent opponent of affirmative action (at least if it benefits women and persons of color). Also, his arguments in his dissent in the VMI case mirror Plessy v Ferguson to the letter. So, I am not surprised about his view -- just that he finally admitted to it.

Sue said...

well, since the post I did about a sex dream with Glenn Beck, I'm kinda afraid to bring up sex, but I have thought that since the very beginning. Did you see the guys face when he was standing at his doorway being asked questions? He looked like a little kid caught playing with himself!!

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Elizabeth: Apparently, Scalia was misquoted. I stand by my original point though -- his jurisprudence mirrors the Plessy opinion far more often than it mirrors Brown. To the extent that he claims unambiguous "proof" that the Framers intended to get rid of all racial distinctions with the Equal Protection Clause, he is lying. He only takes that position to vote against affirmative action.

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