The Brave “Hudson Hero” vs. the Geese on Facebook – and People Who Piss Me Off
Ok. I know that I am feeling better when I can get this ticked off this quickly. Courtesy of Neville Hobson, he brought fact to my attention this morning that has me thinking the social media may in fact be the #1 cause of the decline of the Western civilization. For those of you caught up in Obamamania, you may have missed the story of the US Airways flight that took off from La Guardia airport in New York, ran into a bunch of geese that got sucked up into and caused two engines to fail. as reported in USA Today (the “McPaper”):
NEW YORK — In what New York’s governor called “a miracle on the Hudson,” a veteran pilot glided a US Airways jetliner with two dead engines onto the river’s frigid surface so smoothly Thursday that all of the 150 passengers and five crewmembers escaped serious injury. Some didn’t even get their feet wet.
Every mother, father, husband, wife, and sibling were extremely lucky that day to not have any of their loved ones and family members pass away. Except for our Canadian winged friends. This group is dedicated to honor the brave birds flying in the standard Flying-V formation who sadly had their lives suddently taken from them. So the next time you see a goose, or a flock of geese, please take some time and have a momment [sic] of silence to reflect, and to pray for the families of these 2 geese, and to any bird family that has lost their lives due to aviation.
- Who the HELL are the 231 people who became fans of this page?; and
- Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where, on September 11, a group of brave passengers fought for control of another airplane hijacked my terrorists, smashed into the ground, likely saving the lives of hundreds more people in Washington, DC. Shanksville is just a little over a three hour ride from your home in Allentown, Shaun. I suggest you take a ride over there for some perspective.
The only thing that is remotely enabling me to keep what is left of my sanity is that Mike Rupert sent me a note after seeing my rant on Twitter that there is, in fact Virginia, a Santa Claus. Or some social media justice. There is a Facebook page devoted to Captain C.B. Sully Sullenberger, one of the people who made the miraculous landing that saved ALL of the passengers on the plane.
- Geese lovers: 231 fans
- People paying tribute to a man who saved 150 lives: 272,323 fans, including yours truly.