Left-wing Hollywood leader Alec Baldwin was kicked off an American Airlines flight on Tuesday, prompting a Twitter rant that was critical of the company.
When limousine liberals like Baldwin get imperious, it draws the attention from the right, which is always tickled when so-called defenders-of-the-people are caught being something other than the joe-six-packs they pretend to be.
According to American Airlines, Baldwin behaved like a brat on the flight. On the company's Facebook page, it posted its version of events.
Apparently Baldwin would not stop playing Words With Friends on his cell phone when asked to turn off his electronic device.
The passenger ultimately stood up (with the seat belt light still on for departure) and took his phone into the plane's lavatory. He slammed the lavatory door so hard, the cockpit crew heard it and became alarmed, even with the cockpit door closed and locked. They immediately contacted the cabin crew to check on the situation. The passenger was extremely rude to the crew, calling them inappropriate names and using offensive language. Given the facts above, the passenger was removed from the flight and denied boarding.
I guess Baldwin thinks the rules don't apply to him and he has a quick temper, something conservatives are quick to bring up. In 2007, Baldwin, who has aspirations of running for office, left this message for his 11-year-old daughter.
"So I'm gonna let you know just how I feel about what a rude little pig you really are," Baldwin sneered. "You area a rude, thoughtless little pig, ok?"
I have a personal experience with the talented actor. While working for the Los Angeles Dodgers as a concierge in 2004, Baldwin and a young girl (I presumed his daughter) entered the stadium in the VIP section. The girl accidentally spilled the contents of the bag on the floor in front of me, and Baldwin was irritated. We picked up the contents, and a coworker escorted him to his seat (whom he tipped generously). He wasn't rude to the young girl, but I can sort of see how he can get testy.
But that's neither here nor there. The bottom line of the American Airlines incident is that Baldwin advanced conservative suspicions that liberals who like lots of rules and regulations don't like it when they apply to them.