Trump’s First 100 Days…Like the Godfather Baptism Scene ?

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149 Responses to Trump’s First 100 Days…Like the Godfather Baptism Scene ?

  1. DandyTIger says:

    I’m going to guess there’s more to the story about the latest United video, but this is still funny:

  2. foxyladi14 says:

    Thanks Denise. 😀

  3. helenk3 says:

    The man threw off the plane was a doctor. He said he would not give up his seat because he had patients at the end of the flight. Along with his suit against United, do the patients that he could not get to see have the right to sue the airline too?

    First of all
    the whole thing about giving up your seat should have been handled before boarding the plane. The airline knew that they had employees that were deadheading to the terminal to work another flight. There had to be other ways for the deadheading crew to get to the destination before throwing a paying passenger off the plane.
    For the Doctor the next time you travel take the train, more comfortable, better food, and the crew has been taught the customer is not always right, but they are allowed to be wrong with dignity.

    • lateblum says:

      Helen, you read my mind. If UAL couldn’t get their employees to Louisville any other way (train, rental car, earlier flight, using another airline, etc.) they demonstrated poor planning and disregard for paying customers. Not a new thing for UAL, I might add.
      I also had the same thoughts about the doctor and his patients. I hope they all file some kind of suit. UAL doesn’t sell tickets with the warning “just kidding” .
      There is more and more news coverage. Even as I write this, the news is being reported with additional details. They are now reporting passengers’ comments and saying that Dept of Transportation (Elaine Choa?) is investigating this incident now.

    • Venus says:

      arrogance –the airlines are used to being able to ‘play God’ with passengers. Unfortunately they randomly picked a doctor to bump –who is also used to ‘playing God.’ Seriously, as wrong as the ‘bumping’ is by United, any other passenger but the doctor would have accepted their ‘bad luck’ and gotten off, like that couple did.

    • Miranda says:

      His being a doctor hasn’t been proved (he was later heard talking about ‘wanting to go hone’. And if his patients were in such dire straits, he probably shouldn’t have gone on a trip in the first place. What if the flight was cancelled, what if he’d gotten sick.

      It was sucky and I would have been angry, but I’m also tired of drama queens.

    • kanaughty says:

      If this is the whole story that they picked someone to kick off, yes, they needed to handle this at the gate before anyone boarded this ishow they usually handle it and you get compensation for waiting for another flight. What was the deal here? Were they not offering compensation for someone to take the next flight? It is also the airlines fault because they really shouldn’t overbook. Flights seem to be 85% of the time totally full when i fly across the country. More people are buying their tickets expecting to leave on that plane and at that time sometimes months ahead, and they are not expecting they will be a casualty of overbooking when they’ve planned so far ahead. If this guy was standby and they had given him permission to board, but then changed their minds because employees had to get somewhere, then that is also bad for the airlines. It isn’t his fault, they said okay and then was ready to fly. So they shouldn’t have kicked him out that way for that reason either. Any way you look at it unless he was somehow unruly or suspicious, the airline needs to get sued and their customer relations needs to have a big time refresher. They treated this man badly for a decision theu made too late and should have just lived with. Or they could have opened up a huge offer for anyone already sitting on the flight to stay and go on next flight. Money talks and the customer relations wouldn’t have been hit this hard if they’d just made a once in a lifetime offer to one person on that flight to get off it for whoever it is they needed to fly somewhere. The airlines handled this completely wrong and i expect some firings over this if this is the whole story.

      • taw46 says:

        I worked for an airline many years ago. Mine was one of the best for handling overbooked flights, as we offered a free, round-trip coach ticket anywhere we flew domestically, good for a year. I never had a problem with people volunteering to give up their seat (rarely had to do it). Airlines had to overbook, because people would make reservations on several airlines and never cancel those extra seats. We could have a flight overbooked by 60 seats and still go out with some empty seats. If not for overbooking, the airlines would have lost huge amounts of money on flights. I think things are different now, because so many flights are full. Probably not as much overbooking.

        Anyway, this doesn’t appear to be an overbooking from what I read. At the last minute, United had to deadhead a crew of four to Louisville to take a flight out, appears their earlier flight cancelled. If you can’t move a crew, you start a ripple effect, where you have to cancel more flights, move more crews around, inconvenience more passengers. So they needed 4 seats, they offered up to $1000, and no one volunteered. I read this was a United Express flight, and if so, it has considerably less seats, maybe 40-70. So your odds just went down on having someone accept the offer. Three were involuntarily removed, they complied and deplaned. He refused.

        I do not excuse or condone how United handled this. It was poor customer service, you are right, they should have increased the compensation until someone agreed to their offer. They were rigid in having their maximum be $1000 and not having a manager willing to go beyond that amount. I do however think he should have complied with Airport Security and deplaned. According to the video above, Tyler Bridges says the first two Security guards were calm, he was pushing at them, so the third one decided to physically remove him. I don’t think anyone comes out looking good in this mess. And the poor United crew deadheading, they were harassed on the plane once they boarded. They had nothing to do with it, just going where their company sent them.

  4. Dora says:

    More trouble in France.

  5. Dora says:

    He’s actually been arrested!

    This is nothing compared to Hillary’s crimes. When is she going to be locked up?

  6. taw46 says:

    I just love this photo.

  7. 1539days says:

    Heh. Peggy Noonan is now a Pulitzer Prize winner.

  8. taw46 says:

  9. mcnorman says:

    @Dandy I thought that baptism scene was pretty much POTUS until Big Pink directed me to Titus Andronicus…Hold on to your hat!

  10. helenk3 says:

    united airlines training video

    • lateblum says:

      Funny no one else who was present mentioned that… Unless you call being yanked out of his window seat and pulled up and over the others in the row and thrown to the ground, “falling”.

  11. AFVet says:

    Yes Ma’am.

  12. AFVet says:

    Good choice Mom.

  13. taw46 says:

    Piers Morgan tonight on Tucker’s show talking about the attacks on churches in Egypt yesterday. He is right, Islam is targeting Christians and the Christian leaders, politicians, and media do not want to talk about this.

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/5393292950001/?playlist_id=5198073478001#sp=show-clips

  14. Venus says:

    lol

  15. taw46 says:

    He filmed the United incident.

    • kanaughty says:

      Are they not offering compensation anymore? Are they getting away with not extra comping these people. These are paying customers. United needs to comp bigly if they need the seats. Horrible customer service!

      • kanaughty says:

        Also having to wait a whole extra day, the comp needs to make up for lost work for some folks, pay for a nice hotel room and taxi to and from, or pay their car rental to drive up to louisville completely including upgrades etc, and maybe two free tickets anywhere anytime for having to with for the next flight the next day. Now then you might have seen people volunteer to leave the flight. These airlines have the power to give you free airlines tickets in order to accomodate themselves. All of this would have been good customer service. You are supposed to sweeten the deal not act like fascist dictators in front of millions of people viewing this online.

      • taw46 says:

        (Hope this doesn’t show up twice, having a hard time posting this morning.)

        I worked for an airline many years ago. Mine was one of the best for handling overbooked flights, as we offered a free, round-trip coach ticket anywhere we flew domestically, good for a year. I never had a problem with people volunteering to give up their seat (rarely had to do it). Airlines had to overbook, because people would make reservations on several airlines and never cancel those extra seats. We could have a flight overbooked by 60 seats and still go out with some empty seats. If not for overbooking, the airlines would have lost huge amounts of money on flights. I think things are different now, because so many flights are full. Probably not as much overbooking.

        Anyway, this doesn’t appear to be an overbooking from what I read. At the last minute, United had to deadhead a crew of four to Louisville to take a flight out, appears their earlier flight cancelled. If you can’t move a crew, you start a ripple effect, where you have to cancel more flights, move more crews around, inconvenience more passengers. So they needed 4 seats, they offered up to $1000, and no one volunteered. I read this was a United Express flight, and if so, it has considerably less seats, maybe 40-70. So your odds just went down on having someone accept the offer. Three were involuntarily removed, they complied and deplaned. He refused.

        I do not excuse or condone how United handled this. It was horrible customer service, you are right, they should have increased the compensation until someone agreed to their offer. They were rigid in having their maximum be $1000 and not having a manager willing to go beyond that amount. I do however think he should have complied with Airport Security and deplaned. According to the video above, Tyler Bridges says the first two Security guards were calm, he was pushing at them, so the third one decided to physically remove him. I don’t think anyone comes out looking good in this mess. And the poor United crew deadheading, they were harassed on the plane once they boarded. They had nothing to do with it, just going where their company sent them.

        • 49erDweet says:

          Agree. But this is gonna cost and cost and cost. Including the jobs of a CEO and a manager.

        • lateblum says:

          If the need for transporting crew is so important that they have to resort to forcefully “re-accommodate” passengers at a moment’s notice, I don’t know why they hold 4 seats in reserve for that possible need. They can release those seats at the last minute if they are not needed. It would certainly have prevented this mess.
          But I suppose greed gets in the way of good customer relations.

          • taw46 says:

            They always book revenue seats for deadheading crew members. They were booked on another flight which cancelled, from what I read. So flight had already boarded when gate was advised this crew needed to fly.

          • lateblum says:

            I’m glad you were able to find that info. I had not heard it and the story and various bits of info r/t it have been playing over and over all day here.

          • taw46 says:

            There would be no need to hold 4 seats on every flight. Crews are based in certain cities and fly out from there. Crews are only deadheaded when there is a need to do so, such as repositioning aircraft (cancellation due to maintenance problem), or need for a crew due to weather delays. Or delays have caused a crew to be unable to fly next leg due to exceeding flight time (federal regulations).

            Look, I am not defending United, just speaking to why a crew would need to fly. I have already said United was horrible in how they handled this. And they are paying for it, I believe their stock dropped 10% today.

          • lateblum says:

            My purpose wasn’t to argue, but to offer a suggestion on a way to head off possible future debacles and embarrassments.
            As far as stock dropping . . . oh, well.

          • taw46 says:

            I know you weren’t arguing, I didn’t take it that way. Friends? 😊

          • lateblum says:

            Good, I was afraid I sounded argumentative. ❤

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          I have been flights where they needed seats for crew at the last minute due to reroutes because of weather or planes grounded due to mechanical problems. One flight they were trying to get a parent to a minor child who had been traveling with a grandparent – the grandparent became ill inflight and had to be hospitalized. They always made an announcement on the plane and politely asked for volunteers who did not have pressing commitments/connecting flights to come forward. It was clearly indicated that such volunteers would be compensated for their inconvenience. For later day/only one flight per day situations the airline also indicated they would provide overnight accommodations and meals if they could not get the volunteers on a plane later that day. There were always more volunteers than needed.

  16. DandyTIger says:

    United Airlines customer service – the reason I became a pilot. 🙂

  17. Dora says:

    Ah, so that’s her secret.

    ==

    Former First Lady Barbara Bush Has 8 Toes, Says Granddaughter
    http://breaking911.com/former-first-lady-barbara-bush-8-toes-says-granddaughter/

  18. Dora says:

    I feel as if I’m living in an alternate universe.

    ==

    FAKE NEWS: The New York Times Wins Pulitzer Prize For ‘Russian Hacking’ Hoax

    The 2017 Pulitzer winners were announced today and among the winners awarded was the New York Times. One of the three articles they were awarded for was their ‘Russia Dark Arts Series‘ which included the ‘Russian Hacking the DNC’ hoax in the ‘international reporting’ category.

    Yes, you read that correctly.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/04/fake-news-new-york-times-wins-pulitzer-prize-russian-hacking-hoax/

  19. Dora says:

    One day these will be collectors’ items.

  20. Dora says:

    It looks like Pres. Trump’s meeting with the Chinese President is already starting to produce desired results.

    ====

    Exclusive: North Korean ships head home after China orders coal returned

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-northkorea-coal-exclusive-idUSKBN17D0D8?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=58ec640104d3014cfd803ac8&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

    • CiscoKid says:

      Trump ends the war on coal putting miners back to work and China is buying American coal.
      FUCK! In a good way.
      MAGA🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
      Trump ends the war on coal putting miners back to work and China is buying American coal.
      FUCK! In a good way.
      “To make up for the shortfall from North Korea, China has ramped up imports from the United States in an unexpected boon for U.S. President Donald Trump, who has declared he wants to revive his country’s struggling coal sector.”

  21. votermom says:

  22. Dora says:

    WTH???

    ==

    Obama and Makgoba to visit Germany for 500th Reformation anniversary

    President Obama is coming to Germany for the launch of the Reformation Summer. That was announced today by the German Protestant Kirchentag (DEKT) and the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD)

    https://www.kirchentag.de/index.php?id=17832

    • CiscoKid says:

      Obama’s going there to spew his usual bs “islam” is the religion of peace and to try making himself relevant again.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Makes sense. Germany will soon be a Muslim country. 🙂

    • taw46 says:

      Speaking of the lovely couple, I saw where Mooch joined him in Tahiti this past Saturday. Article in the Daily Mail.

    • kanaughty says:

      I am going to have to reread up about the reformatiom. I am thinking that i remember it was a bad thing not like the renaissance, but the opposite, pulling more authority over citizens back into the oligarchy and the pope? So basically clamping down on freedoms for individuals right? Anyway, this is what i vaguely remember, i could be wrong. I have to look into it again. If it is as i remember, a reformation summer is a bad thibg not a good thing. A rennaisance summer or an enlightenment summer would be a good thing because it opens up individual freedoms and innovationabd creation, not closes them down.

      • 49erDweet says:

        My understanding is it was the big theological split from Catholicism that birthed Protestantism. It began in Germany but because of the coincidental near simultaneous invention of the printing press, spread quickly all over the world. It did affect politics, too, but that was unintended. Other theological splits followed.

      • John Denney says:

        The Reformation was spawned by Martin Luther, a devout Catholic priest who one day encountered a drunk parishioner with a hooker on each arm. When Luther expressed shock and dismay, the parishioner held up a document signed by a higher church authority and said it was ok, that he had paid enough indulgence to the church that he was guaranteed heaven no matter what.

        This led Luther to protest (hence Protestant), posting his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg church. He wanted the abuses corrected, but it wound up splitting the church.

        Calling out the abuses was a good thing.

    • blowme0bama says:

      If he wanted to do some good, he ought to go to Saudi Arabia and launch a “reformation summer”, instead of engage in what will, undoubtedly, be a finger-wagging exercise at the high-horse Christians.

    • CiscoKid says:

      I really wasn’t worried, well maybe just a wee bit.
      War destroys resources, Putin is wants more especially ports for his Black Seas Fleet that’s being rebuilt and oil to refuel.
      Russia might “win” but it would be a Pyrrhic victory.
      War will be a lose lose situation.
      Rubble and ashes benefit no one.

  23. CiscoKid says:

    So disgusting.
    Comedian Hasan Minhaj, Who Called Donald Trump ‘White ISIS,’ to Headline WHCD http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/04/11/comedian-hasan-minhaj-who-called-donald-trump-white-isis-to-headline-whcd/ via @BreitbartNews

    • kanaughty says:

      Why are they even having that dinner still? They are a bunch of narcissistic losers. This is like having that one repub debate without the donald. It sucked. And are they going to waste viewers’ hours by actually showing this train wreck on tv still?

      • CiscoKid says:

        Just to continue bashing Trump.
        I try to listen to all the press briefings and that’s where I caught this little nugget.
        Trump received his first partial paycheck as President and Spicer said that Trump was donating it to a charity, I can’t remember which one, apologies.
        Someone in the press corps asked who the President would donate his next check.
        Spicer said he didn’t know but when the time came he would let them know.
        The reporter suggested that Trump donate it to the scholarship that the WHPC operates.
        What nerve.

  24. Dora says:

    Wow! Great portrait of the president!

    .

  25. DeniseVB says:

    Tweet of the Day 😀

  26. Dora says:

    Good!

  27. jenlyntx says:

    How about this: We make California a country (La La Land) and a Sanctuary COUNTRY. Build the wall, electrify it and use robots and lasers, and give them ALL Muslim refugees, all criminal refugees no matter where they are from, all prison inmates who want sanctuary too (can’t discriminate), and let them live happily ever after. And if you don’t like America and live here you can give up your citizenship and move to la la Land. Oh, and the libtard hollywooders who screamed about letting them in they are NOT allowed to move out of la la land because that would make them hypocrites. Let’s do it it right now 🙂 And let’s film it so rest of idgits can see what really happens when you let ISIS into your home….or any criminal anti-democratic rapist. IT AIN’T PRETTY YOU FOOLS!

  28. CiscoKid says:

    So this is way that p***k Obama is going to Germany.
    “Barack Obama is to visit Berlin on his first trip to Europe since leaving office. The former president will be in Germany on 25 May, the same day his successor, Donald Trump, is due in Brussels for a meeting of Nato leaders, in what is expected to be the incumbent US president’s first foreign trip since taking office.”
    From the Guardian

  29. Dora says:

  30. Dora says:

    Disgraceful!

    ==

    Migrants are being sold at open slave markets in Libya

    Vulnerable refugees from West Africa often arrive in the country with no money and no papers.

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/migrants-are-being-sold-open-slave-markets-libya-1616492

  31. Dora says:

    Our glamorous First Lady is setting the style. 🙂

    ==

    The Melania effect! Experts reveal how Europe’s royals are ditching their frumpy formal styles for VERY glamorous new looks inspired by the First Lady

    Style bible Vogue has confirmed new First Lady is already influencing style

    Crown Princess Mary of Denmark among others have copied inauguration outfit

    Royals including Queen Letizia have adopted Melania’s signature red

    Queen Mathilde of Belgium adopting more glamorous Melania look

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4399464/Experts-reveal-Melania-Trump-s-influence-fashion.html

  32. foxyladi14 says:

    😆

  33. foxyladi14 says:

    I hope Algore sees this. 😀

  34. helenk3 says:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4401980/Dr-dragged-United-swapped-drugs-secret-gay-sex.html

    by the time this is over, this guy is going to own United Airlines.

    • 1539days says:

      I know we’re supposed to feel bad for this guy, but it seems like he was on something.

      • taw46 says:

        The now published psychiatric report on the doctor is what looks bad, about his judgement skills. I would think United would try to use that if it goes to trial. Maybe not. Maybe they don’t want any more publicity and will just settle.

    • John Denney says:

      The guy was a jerk and should be criminally charged.
      If he really, absolutely had to be on the plane, he could have sweetened the pot, offering other passengers more money to give up their seat.

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