The Thought Leader Of Today’s Left

Just another day at the airport for Cenk Uygur, Armenian Holocaust denialist and host of The Young Turks, the screaming, tantrum-throwing inner id of modern progressivism:

Wonder if the poor airline employee IDed as a Young Turks fan will be filing a cease and desist?

You can call it schadenfreud if you want – I’ve met Uygur, and he’s not a lot less annoying in real life.

Or you could call it karma for this glorious evening of self-parody that even the Babylon Bee couldn’t have envisioned:

I say “why choose”?

9 thoughts on “The Thought Leader Of Today’s Left

  1. That freaking jack weed better be careful. Those employees may ensure that he may never get on a plane or, if he does get on board and continues his rants, the flight attendants may have him perp walked right off and then he could possibly face federal charges or end up on the dreaded “NO FLY” list. I can’t tell you have many times over the last ten years that I’ve seen unruly or disruptive passengers removed from flights by airport police and security. IMO, they all deserved it.
    About six years ago, I confronted some self important woman that was berating a gate agent in Atlanta because the flight was oversold, at least the coach class. I politely asked her to let the agent do her job and help the other passengers. She stormed away in a huff after the passengers in the gate started clapping. Funny! That gate agent paged me to the desk and with a big smile and a thank you, she informed me that she had to move my seat and I ended up in the front row of first class.

  2. Going off on a gate agent for something they have no control over is as ridiculous as it is obscene – but then overbooking is both ridiculous and obscene.

  3. Those who play identity politics ten to be the most racist people on Earth.

  4. The guy at the counter bears a striking resemblence to Charlie Rangel. Wow Unger is more of a dick than I thought. And I already thought he was a Ron Jermey sized dick.

  5. Greg;

    Here is the perspective from someone that spent the early part of their sales career in the travel industry, working for a major daily car rental company.

    On average, “no shows”, which is defined as people that don’t show up for their reserved vehicle and don’t take the time to cancel the reservation, can be as high as 15% on any given day. This used to be an even bigger problem, because people would book reservations with multiple airlines and car rental companies for the same trip, to make sure that they got on a flight or got a rental car, until the interconnected systems flagged them and in some cases, cancelled the newest ones. Frankly, on most days, the formulas work as they should and the overbooks offset the no shows. It seems to affect airlines more frequently these days, so there are more incidents. The bottom line, of course, is travel companies make a lot of business decisions i.e. staffing, size of plane, etc. off of their res counts. It’s all based on utilization of assets. Planes with empty seats or cars sitting in a lot, cost these companies money.
    With all of that said, my wife and I have actually come out very well by volunteering to give up our seats on overbooked flights. Delta has been the most generous, followed by American, especially if it’s their last non-stop flight of the day to your destination. We have both had free first class round trip flights on all three, with no restrictions, plus cash.

  6. Boss – thanks for those numbers. And, I understand the business decisions behind them. But, for me, it still comes back to a Seinfeld episode where he reserved a car, but they don’t have one for him.

    “See, you know how to take the reservation, you just don’t know how to hold the reservation and that’s really the most important part of the reservation, the holding. Anybody can just take them.”

    Part of the problem with how people treat others is fewer and fewer people have retail / food service / customer service experience. I’ve waited tables and bartended. What I consider a bad bartender will differ greatly from someone that has never done it or even known someone that has. To me, they are people. To the elite, they’re the little people.

  7. Any of us that have traveled to any degree have had this airport experience. I’ve been through it and gotten plenty PO’d, grumbled about it, and steamed as your forced to suffer as time sorted things out. The self aggrandizing Unger gets his kicks out taking his rage out on the messenger. I’ll be all day giggling about the ’16 TYT meltdown. Couldn’t have happened to nicer folks.

  8. shaking,
    Thanks for the response.
    I will say that the car rental company that I worked for, had a policy, at least for the corporate stores, to determine back up providers for busy periods, so that if they did have to “walk” a customer, they could walk them to that provider for a car. In the four months that I spent in operations, the location that I worked at, (Houston Hobby Airport) no one ended up stranded.

  9. You know, boss and shaking, the real problem may be that as enjoyable as that Seinfeld episode fragment was, it really wasn’t very true. As in not very true anymore. I have personally never had a car rental problem, YMMV.

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