Wash. Woman Booted Off Plane Over T-Shirt - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 85 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 2005, 01:56 AM Thread Starter
Veelieve!!!
 
Infiniti2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 27,942
 
Wash. Woman Booted Off Plane Over T-Shirt

.c The Associated Press

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A woman was booted off a Southwest Airlines flight for
wearing a T-shirt that bore an expletive and images of President Bush, Vice
President Dick Cheney and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Lorrie Heasley of Woodland, Wash., said she plans to press a civil-rights
complaint against the airline over Tuesday's action at Reno-Tahoe International
Airport, halfway through Heasley's scheduled trip from Los Angeles to Portland,
Ore.

``I have cousins in Iraq and other relatives going to war,'' Heasley told the
Reno Gazette-Journal. ``Here we are trying to free another country and I have
to get off an airplane ... over a T-shirt. That's not freedom.''

Southwest Airlines spokeswoman Marilee McInnis said several passengers
complained about the shirt.

Heasley, a 32-year-old lumber saleswoman, said passengers began complaining
after she and her husband, Ron, moved to the front of the cabin in Reno.

She agreed to cover the words with a sweatshirt, but when the sweatshirt
slipped while she was trying to sleep, she was ordered to wear her T-shirt
inside-out or leave.

She and her husband left. They arrived home in a rental car Wednesday
afternoon.

McInnis said Southwest rules allow the airline to deny boarding to any
passenger whose clothing is ``lewd, obscene or patently offensive.''

But Allen Lichtenstein, lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union in Las
Vegas, said it ``might be problematic'' that the airline ``changed rules in
the middle of a flight.''

Heasley said she has been in touch with ACLU lawyers in Seattle, and wants
Southwest to reimburse her for the last leg of the trip.


UGH! SouthWest just recently started flying in Fort Myers-- looks like I'll be avoiding it like the plague
Infiniti2001 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 85 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 2005, 02:21 AM
Enjoying married life.
 
Wigglytuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: lolcat
Posts: 19,642
                     
just the last leg?, i would be sueing for millions.

"racism is dead, it died when MLK walked on a bridge and freed the slaves. Now we have a socialist Kenyan president who is not an American and if anyone mentions race they are a reverse racist (while racism is dead, reverse racism is alive and well.) #whattheyteachyouatfox"
Wigglytuff is offline  
post #3 of 85 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 2005, 02:54 AM
Senior Member
 
SelesFan70's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 11,028
                     
Fuck her. I'm booking a flight on Southwest to anywhere

Tammy Bruce RightSideOfTheRainbow

Liberals: Hard on the unborn, soft on terrorists

Man-made climate change is a LIE

COUNTDOWN!
SelesFan70 is offline  
post #4 of 85 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 2005, 03:02 AM
Enjoying married life.
 
Wigglytuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: lolcat
Posts: 19,642
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by SelesFan70
Fuck her. I'm booking a flight on Southwest to anywhere
how can gay republican be the first to want to derail someone else's freedom of expression?

"racism is dead, it died when MLK walked on a bridge and freed the slaves. Now we have a socialist Kenyan president who is not an American and if anyone mentions race they are a reverse racist (while racism is dead, reverse racism is alive and well.) #whattheyteachyouatfox"
Wigglytuff is offline  
post #5 of 85 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 2005, 03:10 AM
Senior Member
 
go hingis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 4,985
                     
No Freedom of Anything, Anymore! Sad N True
go hingis is offline  
post #6 of 85 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 2005, 03:11 AM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Day-Dreaming
Posts: 7,827
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jigglypuff
how can gay republican be the first to want to derail someone else's freedom of expression?

Functional retardation.


"You Worry About Your Jump Rope and Yourself!" -Coral on Battle of the Sexes 2




Running for the cliff again...
Rtael is offline  
post #7 of 85 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 2005, 04:06 AM
Senior Member
 
DutchieGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: my own Dutchie world
Posts: 152,959
                     
OMG... it's a t-shirt...those people who complained should get over it...what would they do if they saw her wearing it walking down the street? Go to the police and make them get her to take it off or?

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/i...10/sheadam.jpg

She & Him @ Melkweg "The Max", Amsterdam 6th May 2010
DutchieGirl is offline  
post #8 of 85 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 2005, 04:36 AM
Senior Member
 
PaulieM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Under Roger
Posts: 3,380
                     
ahh welcome to the free world

Serena: Australian Open Champion 2005

Venus: Wimbledon Champion 2005

Amelie Mauresmo- Amazing! YEC Champ 2005, AO 2006 CHAMP!!

Myskina, Davenport, Kuznetsova, Golovin, Ivanovic, Pierce, Schnyder, Mirza, Benesova

Lindsay Lee Waters, A-L Groenefeld, Dally Randriantefy, Nadia Petrova, Alicia Molik, Kim Clijsters

Roger Federer Forever!


"I was ready to die on the court today"-Amelie Mauresmo
PaulieM is offline  
post #9 of 85 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 2005, 09:34 AM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
controlfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Luxembourg
Posts: 5,858
                     
I hope all the future plane bombers on this site are taking note of this woman's fatal error...
controlfreak is offline  
post #10 of 85 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 2005, 09:36 AM
Senior Member
 
marmite1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,467
                     
I bet if someone wore a vote for bush tshirt they wouldnt have been kicked off. Think of the democrats.

Amelie Mauresmo - Aus Open and Wimbledon Champion 06
marmite1 is offline  
post #11 of 85 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 2005, 11:44 AM
Senior Member
 
Paneru's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 22,129
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jigglypuff
how can gay republican be the first to want to derail someone else's freedom of expression?
Gay & republican?
How does that one work?


Spreading freedom and democracy around the
world and yet boot a woman off a plane
for simply expressing herself?

What's wrong with this picture.
Paneru is offline  
post #12 of 85 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 2005, 12:10 PM
Senior Member
 
marmite1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,467
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paneru
Gay & republican?
How does that one work?


Spreading freedom and democracy around the
world and yet boot a woman off a plane
for simply expressing herself?

What's wrong with this picture.
Plenty

Amelie Mauresmo - Aus Open and Wimbledon Champion 06
marmite1 is offline  
post #13 of 85 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 2005, 12:53 PM
Senior Member
 
SelesFan70's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 11,028
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jigglypuff
how can gay republican be the first to want to derail someone else's freedom of expression?
For the 152nd time, I'm NOT a Republican.

Tammy Bruce RightSideOfTheRainbow

Liberals: Hard on the unborn, soft on terrorists

Man-made climate change is a LIE

COUNTDOWN!

Last edited by SelesFan70; Oct 7th, 2005 at 01:26 PM.
SelesFan70 is offline  
post #14 of 85 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 2005, 01:38 PM
Senior Member
 
Natarajasana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 2,275
                     
Her sweatshirt slipped? What? Was her husband fondling her on the flight?
Was her boob hanging out as well?
I somewhat have mixed feelings about what happened. If the woman didn't want to draw attention to herself, well then perhaps she shouldn't have worn the t-shirt. Perhaps the people who complained had children and didn't want them to see such vulgar language.
Or perhaps this woman was down-right butt ugly and the passengers wanted her to cover up as much as possible?!?!?

Shvedova/Dementieva/Vesnina

Laine/Kapros/Garbin/Cetkovska
Natarajasana is offline  
post #15 of 85 (permalink) Old Oct 7th, 2005, 01:44 PM
Senior Member
 
kabuki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: In denial
Posts: 6,176
                     
The shirt said "Meet the Fuckers" as a play on "Meet the Fockers."

Why a grown woman would want to wear that is beyond me, but besides that it is innapropriate to wear that in public where there are children. I can't stand Bush and his cronies, but this woman was just plain wrong.
kabuki is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome