Police say Steven Slater possibly drinking before flight

Updated Thursday at 4 pm:

Steven Slater, the folk hero flight attendant, may have charmed legions of online fans by his elaborate exit from a JetBlue plane, but now the police and some of the passengers on his flight beg to differ with the nice-guy-pushed-to-the-edge story.

ABC news reports the police have evidence that suggests Slater began drinking before the Pittsburgh to New York flight.

"He got on with issues," one police official told ABC News. "When they were boarding he was very obnoxious."

The Wall Street Journal spoke with two women who said Slater was rude from the start of the flight, ignoring requests for help and snapping at a passenger.

According to the Journal, Lauren Dominijanni said, Slater "rolled his eyes at me" when she asked for help cleaning up coffee on her seat before the flight took off.

Other media reports state that Slater tried to break up a fight started by an angry passenger who then slammed the overhead compartment on his head and cursed at him.

Cynthia Susanne, Slater's ex-wife, went on Good Morning America to support this version of the story, saying Slater would not instigate a fight.

"I can't really say that I blame him," Susanne told the talk show.


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Despite the new report, Steve Slater still has plenty of fans. Disgruntled workers of the world have united behind him. Flight attendants walk a little taller thanks to him. And musicians are playing tribute to him. Here are three ballads about the man who jumped outta his job via an emergency slide. Let us know in the comments which tribute is your favorite.

Jimmy Fallon broke it down for his audience last night with the catchy chorus of "He took two beers and jumped... You gotta get two beers and jump."

Rachel Glassberg sings, "See you later, Steven Slater, you're a first-class hell raiser."

And, okay, the CGI anime version does not have lyrics, but it is still a genius music video.

A few other songsters, such as MetaFilter, have come up with their own ballads, but they've chosen to use some of the more NSFW terminology in Slater's quitting speech. If you can take the cursing, and you need more Steven Slater, go check 'em out.

-Melissa Bell

Updated: Mea culpa. Jimmy Fallon is not Jimmy Kimmel. I waited on Jimmy Fallon once when I was in college. He left me a nice tip. I'm sorry, Jimmy Fallon. Thanks, TBadonsky for pointing out the error of my ways!

August 11, 2010; 1:10 PM ET
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Jimmy Fallon not Jimmy Kimmel! Read the coffee cup on the table if you can't tell the difference.

Posted by: TBadonsky | August 11, 2010 2:17 PM

Please change font to 87px comic sans to complete this catastrophe.

Posted by: corones | August 11, 2010 2:44 PM

Steven Slater is a bonehead!

Simply because you're getting fed up with stupid and insensitive people doesn't give you the right to upset and waste the time of all the other passengers on the plane who didn't give you a rough time.

How long did the other passengers have to wait on the tarmac while this hothead had his hissy-fit only to be hauled off by police.

Posted by: helloisanyoneoutthere | August 11, 2010 2:48 PM

Someone come forward with the name of the woman who had a snit fit on the plane. Jetblue knows who it was.

Posted by: shewholives | August 11, 2010 3:11 PM

Re: "Steven Slater is a bonehead."

What follows after getting hit on the head hard enough to open a wound & raise a knot, is decidedly *not* a "hissy fit."

Posted by: box175 | August 11, 2010 3:21 PM

Would anyone have expected anything else from the musicians. They want to boycott AZ they want to boycott the US military and so on. I just boycott them Its not as if there are any really good bands out there. This could actually be the worst it's been inn the last 60 years. Plus when you really are nothing special you'll hop on any band wagon hoping to catch someone’s attention....He’s not a hero he’s a zero. If he hated his job that much he should have simply quit instead of causing innocent people more time and money. I just can’t wait to see his sentence and the amount he’ll end up paying for the damages…. This id10t will be working a Applebee’s for the next 20 years trying to pay off his debts.

Posted by: askgees | August 11, 2010 3:22 PM

couple of queens engaged in a cat fight.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld1 | August 11, 2010 3:29 PM

Who is the woman that caused this man to react the way he did? Why is she so quiet now? She had a lot of chose words on the airplane. She was such a idiot to try and retrieve her bag before the airplane came to a stop. Why was she in such a rush? Come out, come out where ever you are. She should know that the media will find her. She should have been arrested for assault.

Posted by: SouthernSC | August 11, 2010 3:33 PM

Shewholives is right, someone spill the beans on the unruly passenger. who is she?

Posted by: siren1 | August 11, 2010 3:46 PM

Wow

Posted by: kedavis | August 11, 2010 4:01 PM

This idiot is an over glorified waiter in the industry with an rotten to the core consumer service and getting worst every year.

This propaganda of terror hype, fomentation of hate, fear, under the tutelage of the big white conservative republican home land security BS has gone far enough.

Some idiots that even farts some cigarette smoke in the plane can set up a panic with diversion landing shows what kind of incompetents are running the show.

Shove it jetblue and rest of these idiots.
People just stop flying on this airline.

Posted by: winemaster2 | August 11, 2010 4:09 PM

How often do we have to put up with crybabies and abusive unprofessional individuals? We all get fed up catering to the caterwauling, unconscientious jerks in society.

I say he had a right to expect some civility and she did not have to act like a jerk.

Those who whine about his behavior probably are jealous that he is getting 15 minutes of fame.

Posted by: Badger21 | August 11, 2010 4:21 PM

Look, the drama-queen knew the job was dangerous when he took it. Wigging out and having a temper tantrum in front of God and everybody displays a total lack of professionalism and immaturity. Do I empathize? Sure, been lots of times I'd like to smack a customer but you just can't do that. Do people SUCK?! Yes, but again, if he's been in the business for 20 years he should know that. Endangering ground crews and potentially damaging a very expensive aircraft isn't worthy of adulation. He could have killed a bagage handler.

Posted by: wagb83 | August 11, 2010 4:36 PM

Eldridge Cleaver of the famed Black Panther party, exposed the principal of a cat (i.e. Panther) never strikes unless backed into a corner with not way out. Steven Slater was only repsonding to the cat like instinct in all of us. You get backed in to that corner and life be damned you take the only way out, STRIKE BACK! That UB unidentified beeootch of a passenger is now afraid to come forward. The TSA should have been awaiting at the gate to haul her pompose, Salahied, arse to Rikers for a stay.

Posted by: Clarkent1 | August 12, 2010 11:11 AM

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Steven Slater was married? To a woman?

Posted by: Senjata | August 12, 2010 12:08 PM

"According to the Journal, Lauren Dominijanni said, Slater "rolled his eyes at me" when she asked for help cleaning up coffee on her seat before the flight took off."

I would too, while I was getting 200+ passengers ready for take-off!
geez, you're an adult , clean it up!

Posted by: newagent99 | August 12, 2010 1:29 PM

Both the passenger and the attendant were jerks. Making a hero out of the jerk attendant does little for those of us who fly frequently and have to put up with the occasional rude flight crew. I'm certain after all this nonsense the number of attendants with an attitude will increase.

Posted by: Jolt2 | August 12, 2010 1:30 PM

Someone knows who the woman was. If enough money is offered, that person will come forward and reveal her identity. She is the real enemy here. She and people like her are what makes life suck. She should be behind bars.

Posted by: refractioneers | August 12, 2010 1:41 PM

Rude employee or justified folk hero?
=================

The answer is...yes and yes!!!

To some passengers the first, to others the second.

Posted by: eeterrific | August 12, 2010 1:45 PM

Many people are not familiar with the FARs

TITLE 49 > SUBTITLE VII > PART A > subpart iv > CHAPTER 465 > § 46504
Prev | Next § 46504. Interference with flight crew members and attendants
How Current is This? An individual on an aircraft in the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States who, by assaulting or intimidating a flight crew member or flight attendant of the aircraft, interferes with the performance of the duties of the member or attendant or lessens the ability of the member or attendant to perform those duties, or attempts or conspires to do such an act, shall be fined under title 18, imprisoned for not more than 20 years, or both. However, if a dangerous weapon is used in assaulting or intimidating the member or attendant, the individual shall be imprisoned for any term of years or for life.

Posted by: kevin_mcse | August 12, 2010 1:46 PM

He has an ex-wife??!?! I thought maybe he had an ex-husband.

Posted by: dc1020008 | August 12, 2010 1:46 PM

Last night on a flight from DC to Dallas my wife was cursed at and threatened by her seatmate because she wouldn't open the window shade. There are way too many creeps flying "the friendly skies" these days. It's about time someone told them off.

Posted by: caebling | August 12, 2010 1:51 PM

"Steven Slater is a bonehead!

Simply because you're getting fed up with stupid and insensitive people doesn't give you the right to upset and waste the time of all the other passengers on the plane who didn't give you a rough time."

SCREW YOU LACKEY !

"I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna' take it anymore !"

Go Slater !

Posted by: PulSamsara | August 12, 2010 1:52 PM

What a JERK. Why would I hire some IDIOT like him? The man is actually dangerous. He had this fantasiy for years? Like fantasizing that he was a man? Like realy! He is a wishy-washy little girl!

Posted by: franzweber999 | August 12, 2010 1:54 PM

"He has an ex-wife??!?! I thought maybe he had an ex-husband."

Your pretty clever. Dork.

Posted by: PulSamsara | August 12, 2010 1:55 PM

Glad he jumped, only regret is that the plane was on the ground.

Posted by: indpendnt | August 12, 2010 1:55 PM

His e-wife says he was such a great person, wow, and she divorced him? WOW that is a PAIR of loosers

Posted by: franzweber999 | August 12, 2010 1:55 PM

Eldridge Cleaver of the famed Black Panther party, exposed the principal of a cat (i.e. Panther) never strikes unless backed into a corner with not way out."

As a recent graduate of history, I am appalled at one's perversion of history and cultural events. you are relating one guy's frustration of unruly passengers to a revolutionary and radical movement that formed the powerful image of black power and the message of 'black is beautiful'. The BPP was a movement against not only white power and racism but also to white appeasement they believe the Civil Rights movement followed. Please read up on the true principles and aims of the BPP movement before commenting.

Posted by: rose000 | August 12, 2010 1:59 PM

There you go again.
Lots of gay haters posting here driven by their stupidity and ignorance. Why has sexual orientation have anything to do with it?
And to that idiot that thinks he is 'superior to waiters or whoever works in service industry.. If you are a man next time you go to gulp down food (careful you may choke) to a restaurant please do express your real thoughtst to the waiter, or you are just an hypocritical ass.

Posted by: Blablabla4 | August 12, 2010 2:03 PM

Slater is a liberal, he did what any other low life liberal would do when confronted by anyone capable of standing up for themselves, he ran. He should not be condemed like the overwhelming prison population, which are...liberals also. We are running out of room in public prisons for all those liberal idiots.

Oh yes idiot liberal, 85% of all inmates are self proclaimed Demoncrate / Liberals, Slater is just another of the rotted tree.

Posted by: kadius1964 | August 12, 2010 2:04 PM

I am sorry , I should have said "off the Rotted Tree"

Well anyway I am sure that when everyone acts as Slate we will perish as a nation, marrie to a women to another gay guy in jail. Maybe Barney "The Winnie" Frank will make it a point to visit him, like in jail, like forever.

Posted by: kadius1964 | August 12, 2010 2:08 PM

Only in America would a bozo who disrespects his job, his customers and his employer with such retarded actions be celebrated as a folk hero, what does this say about American culture?

And you blame others for taking your jobs? you should be lucky you can still afford to pay others for the jobs they take, because that party is about to be over if you dont wake up and get some class America.

Already no one buys anything made in America, because nothing except military hardware is made here, schools are full of dope smoking hip hop loving future leaders of America. The nation is divided between the gay supporters and the tea baggers, where wars are begun to jolt the economy, where medicracy is celebrated, where US education is 38th in the world.

Down down we go and all the while silly fools celebrating every ever fastening dizzy dip.

Posted by: obeeone | August 12, 2010 2:09 PM

@winemaster2: "...over glorified waiter in the industry with an rotten to the core consumer service and getting worst every year..."

You have illustrated the divide in opinion over Mr. Slater's actions. I'd love to see a breakdown of those who at least understand and are cheered by Mr. Slater's actions and those who are angry and judgmentally negative toward him. Ten bucks says those of us who aren't appalled by his actions have worked a lot of service or retail in our lives and have had to deal with the General Public. Those who are angry and appalled I bet are far more likely to be office drones, "professional" types or others of the privileged castes who whine in line at Starbucks or make oh-so-witty and catty remarks about wait staff service in a restaurant.

Not helping matters is the typical mainstream media approach to this story, where they are dumbing it down to the moronic level of hero-or-felon. The guy's action struck a chord in many of us who have dealt with insufferable white collar consumer-pharisees who believe their existence in a store provides them with a right, nay duty, to behave like arrogant lords beating the serfs into line.

Posted by: MAF4 | August 12, 2010 2:11 PM

I work in the retail business and after all these years, it's still shocking to see how rude and mean spirited customers can be on a daily basis.
Maybe he over reacted but I for one can certainly understand how he felt and how totally fed up he was.......

Posted by: hopeful58 | August 12, 2010 2:15 PM

I worked in customer service before I wised up and got my BA and let me tell you that some customers just plain suck. They think they are god's gift to the planet and that every clerk/salesperson/waiter/etc. is there to be their personal slave. And the employees are expected to smile, smile, smile while stuck with low pay, lousy schedules and shrinking benefits. I make an excellent living now, but I never worked as hard as I did in customer service.

The public should always be nice to the workers who clean up after us, cook our food, serve our drinks, ring up our purchases, etc. We need service people to make our lives easier.

Good for Steven Slater and if you can't see that then you are obviously part of the problem.

Posted by: neon_bunny | August 12, 2010 2:19 PM

If the service sector is so tough, why did he have to stay in his job, if people are rude and arrogant, does not give this guy the excuse to do what he did, he should could have just quit quietly and moved on.

There are many people who need jobs, but dont apply for positions requiring dealing with people because they know their personal capacities and take more mundane jobs like a cubicle job etc.

There is no excuse for this guy and he is no hero to anyone, if you are burnt out, you are either over your head in your position, take a break, leave the job, instead of endangering the people you're supposed to take care of.

This guy was a cry baby......and knew very well, stress was part of the job when he applied to be an air waiter.

Posted by: obeeone | August 12, 2010 2:20 PM

"Simply because you're getting fed up with stupid and insensitive people doesn't give you the right to upset"

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So when IS the appropriate time to get upset? Never? The guy is human, give him a break.

Posted by: shedao | August 12, 2010 2:21 PM

Dear Blah,

This is sad day for you but your comment "driven by their stupidity and ignorance” is an error. We actually do know the facts and therefore are not stupid.

Here are the some facts about homosexual people;

#1 it is a choice
#2 men have sex with other men (women with women)
#3 it will never be enough, even being married, it is a never ending need to force others to yield to your choices, you want people to bow down and confess homosexuals are the most high.
#4 we have no right to teach our children you are wrong (psss you are wrong)
#5 splits or divorce between homosexuals and over twice that of normal man/women relationships.
#6 suicides is OVER 300% higher among homosexual relationships
#7 you have over a 120% higher chance a getting STD's
#8 over 87% of homosexuals fantasizes about having sexual relations with under aged boys and girls of the same gender
#9 no you can not be my sons scout leader

Posted by: kadius1964 | August 12, 2010 2:21 PM

"insufferable white collar consumer-pharisees who believe their existence in a store provides them with a right, nay duty, to behave like arrogant lords beating the serfs into line"

Amen.

Posted by: neon_bunny | August 12, 2010 2:22 PM

Steven Slater may have opened the door for straight males that wish to have jobs as flight attendants. If it is OK to be gay and unproffessional something is very wrong.

Posted by: martellconley | August 12, 2010 2:43 PM

I have yet to figure out what this has to do with homosexuality or race. Did the female trouble maker know he was a homosexual? Was she of a different race from his? It seems to me that he was assaulted by an illegal passenger while she was in the act of committing a felony (willfully disobeying FAA rules and defying a flight attendent). She should be in prison.

Posted by: refractioneers | August 12, 2010 2:50 PM


Some people would excuse Slater's obnoxious outre behavior because he is a flaming homo and well, that is how screamers act, so therefore Slater gets a pass. Think Perez Hilton in a JetBlue uniform.

Posted by: screwjob19 | August 12, 2010 2:53 PM

Refractioneers:

"I have yet to figure out what this has to do with homosexuality or race."

A rational question and here is the rational answer: these bigots are irrational, hence their irrational responses to this story.

But you're right, of course, one thing has absolutely nothing to do with the other.

Posted by: neon_bunny | August 12, 2010 2:55 PM

The ONLY person who says the passenger (who I hope remains unnamed) did anything wrong is Steven Slater himself, not a reliable source. The know-nothings' desire to identify and humiliate her reminds me of the Shirley Sherrod episode. They are looking for a scapegoat, not insight.

Slater is apparently a recovering alcohol and drug abuser who clearly is drinking. It is not even clear how he acquired the gash in his forehead. At the very least, it is not related to the female passenger he went off on.

People need to read and absorb information instead of jumping to conclusions.

Posted by: query0 | August 12, 2010 2:56 PM

The 15 minutes for this story were up 24 hours ago.

Posted by: whocares666 | August 12, 2010 2:56 PM

He's gay, he's doing a woman’s job. Of course he's peeved. LOL

Besides WHO CARES........Idi0t's do stup1d stuff everyday including quitting their jobs but they don't make the paper. I wonder if the coverage will be this thick at his trial?????

Posted by: askgees | August 12, 2010 3:02 PM

Americans think that spending one penny entitles them to treat service personnel like slaves. The customer is always right, right?

Posted by: HilaryLo | August 12, 2010 3:13 PM

The most shocking part of the story, to me, is that he was married to a woman!

Posted by: Str8jacket | August 12, 2010 3:15 PM

The fact that he adm,its that he has thought about this for 20 years when travel was quite different is relevant here.....

His 15 minutes of shame is over.
Buh-bye Mr. Slater!

Posted by: opolisgroup | August 12, 2010 3:28 PM

I'm fed up with the airlines. All fight attendants should be flogged, just for general principles.
Some thing has to be done to break up the airline cabal.

Posted by: rw-peterson | August 12, 2010 3:34 PM

The fact that he admits that he has thought about this for 20 years when travel was quite different is relevant here.....

His 15 minutes of shame is over.
Buh-bye Mr. Slater!

Posted by: opolisgroup | August 12, 2010 3:35 PM

>>>

GET TWO BEERS and JUMP!

He's a folk hero and this link proves it:

http://www.cafepress.com/Two_Beers_Jump

Posted by: GriddleJim | August 12, 2010 3:48 PM

kadius1964

You just made the point for the repudiation of and disgust for ignorant homophobia far better than any rational being might have done it. Only one of the items you listed as a "fact" is actually true. You DO know that, don't you?

Gay men do have sex with other men, and Lesbian women do have sex with other women. That's the limits of your factual information.

Homosexuality is NOT a choice -- it's innate.

There IS NO "homosexual agenda," and Gays want nothing but equal human rights. There is absolutely NO desire among Gays to make anyone "bow down and confess that homosexuals are the most high." What utter nonsense!

You have the right to teach your children any benighted myth you choose. Just don't expect it to hold up in the real world -- they will ultimately find that your were both wrong and bigoted.

More than half of all "normal man/woman relationship" marriages end in divorce. Half of Gay long-term relationships ultimately end. The difference lies mostly in the property settlement.

Suicide among Gays is about three times the rate of straights. It has nothing to do with being in a relationship. It has more to do with the way Gays are treated in our society by people like you. Does it bother you that beliefs like yours have already hounded innocent people to death?

The fastest growing population being infected with STDs is straight females. This is probably because straight men are unfortunately not especially conscientious about using condoms when they go out for a little strange. (The rest of you guys remember that and keep it covered. You owe your steady lady that much.)

This one is really so stupid it almost beggars idiocy: "over 87% of homosexuals fantasizes about having sexual relations with under aged boys and girls of the same gender" What, exactly, are boys and girls of the same gender? And in reality, there are 11 straight child molesters for every Gay child molester. So if 87% of Gays are fantasizing about having sex with children, they're showing a hell of a lot more physical restraint than straight guys ever have.

Only if you take your son out of the scouts when a Gay leader take charge. And BTW, the Scout leaders who have molested their troops have been straight, for the most part married, and often fathers of children of their own.

It's already been suggested that you need a nap. I think you actually need to be in an institution where your raving can do no harm.

And before you rant any further, I, myself, am straight. So is my husband. And we'd much rather have our Gay friends babysit our kids than a raving ignoramus homophobe. They'd be much safer.

Posted by: BeatReporter | August 12, 2010 3:56 PM

I could give a filth flarin frappe, about Forrest Chumps meltdownistic tirade. I've been flying forever, & have seldom been treated well by flight attendants. The majority of them look like they would rather be anyplace else, when giving their safety schpeel, or showing you how to tighten your seat belt. The white & Asian ones always want to show me (minority)where coach is, when I'm flying business/ 1st class. So, I have a suggestion for flight attendants... learn to treat folks w/ respect, instead of being condescending, & you JUST might get shown some in return. Folk hero flight attendant? PLEASE!

Posted by: The_Funknician | August 12, 2010 4:18 PM

I don't know the circumstances entirely, as most of us do not. What is apparent to me is the fact that this is still an employee. He represents the company he works for, and whether he wants to or not, he has to take a certain amount of "abuse" from the public. None of us like it in our work, but you have to get tough and just let it go by you. It was certainly not right for him to act in such a fashion. It is never right for anyone to say/do what they want to do. We know that from childhood, or we should know that. You are employed by a company. You get paid by a company to do your work. Good manners, professionalism must always be the norm for an employee. To me, that he would have fans for misbehaving as a child is indicative of the way our society has become -- that of rudeness, unprofessional, being a bully, and not doing your job. Top priority is always that of making the customer/client/patient comfortable and overlooking the rudeness. I am sure there are ways to deal with this issue with the employer. This is unacceptable behavior. It is a real shame that so many think this guy is a hero. A hero does not act in this fashion.

Posted by: TJBJ | August 12, 2010 4:27 PM

My sister-in-law and I worked as flight attendants for many years. This is a message to all airline passengers/customers regarding the treatment of service personel. The flight crew that smiles at you (eventhough you never smile back) is probably on their third or fourth flight of the day. That day probably started at 5 am a couple thousands of miles away. They are not your slaves; they are highly trained professionals. I encourage you to youtbe a flight attendant training video. At no point was pouring soda in the curriculum. I think you will be amazed at what they are trained to do. Now I can't say for sure that Mr. Slater was or was not rude. But, I know that the Federal Aviation Regulations require your compliance regarding signs, placards, and CREW MEMBER INSTRUCTIONS. They say it everytime you sit on that plane.
PS. oh, and remember... First impressions count. The next time you get on the plane, realize that the flight attendant is a person too and give a smile :) I remember those who say hello.

Posted by: soaring101 | August 12, 2010 4:29 PM

Here are the some facts about homosexual people;

#1 it is a choice
#2 men have sex with other men (women with women)
#3 it will never be enough, even being married, it is a never ending need to force others to yield to your choices, you want people to bow down and confess homosexuals are the most high.
#4 we have no right to teach our children you are wrong (psss you are wrong)
#5 splits or divorce between homosexuals and over twice that of normal man/women relationships.
#6 suicides is OVER 300% higher among homosexual relationships
#7 you have over a 120% higher chance a getting STD's
#8 over 87% of homosexuals fantasizes about having sexual relations with under aged boys and girls of the same gender
#9 no you can not be my sons scout leader


Posted by: kadius1964
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Are you REALLY that stupid or are you just trying to piss people off?

Either, way, your, sir, are an idiot.

And no, I'm not gay. I just hate bigots of all stripes.

Posted by: ceefer66 | August 12, 2010 4:36 PM

wait? he had a wife? isnt it gay? not that it matters, but he has issues and will always have issues if he married a woman knowing that he was gay... that's insecurity and just sad. he should be put down.

Posted by: URIDIOTS | August 12, 2010 4:39 PM

I have flown many times and have never encountered this type of thing by a flight attendant. I know that their job is demanding. I also know that they, like many of us, have to do things that they were never hired to do and/or were trained for. Nevertheless, common sense dictates behavior, and like or not (and we DO NOT like being mistreated) we do have to take it a great deal. Again, there are avenues to pursue by contacting your employer and/or your immediate supervisor. The world around us is uncertain at best, we surely do not need to treat each other in this way -- it is never right on either side of the coin.

Posted by: TJBJ | August 12, 2010 4:54 PM

Beat (want to be a) Reporter,

You are so full of mud, read you insane want to be...I said here are some facts, you read but do not comprehend, some, did I say all? No is the answer, it is so easy to get the ire of a homosexual, just throw a few facts out and BAM, whine city appears before our very eyes.

It is a choice, anyone including you know that. There is zero scientific data supporting you ignorant claim.

And the suicide increase also true, reason is the intense pressure that the homosexual community put on each other, the bar is being raised daily as to what must do, say and believe to be accepted, among them.

Learn something here fantasies cross straight and homosexual lines, these are due to life experiences, most humans suppress these bad urges, bury them forever, a very few sicko's carry through. There are no bounds to who will do what, sick knows no color, height or people of choice, it is no different than the homosexual choice, both are selfish choices that cause pain, strife and both want everyone to understand, accept them and those who do not are intolerant.

The fact is as a normal human being I have zero tolerance for this choice. I can separate the sickness from the human. I can have hope they will see how wrong and sick homosexuality is. There is hope, many have changed there ways and live happy normal lives. More would change but people of weakness do not help them but instead encourage them out of their own weaknesses, such as you.

More than likely you were abused in some manner, more than likely neglect by one or both parents. You may have been picked on as a child and your protective nature yearns to help someone, these homosexuals are your outlet, they all cry out, save us, but who from, the answer is from them.

The group most infected with STD's is black females, get a grip. The real issue is not just peer pressure but forced or raped young black females. A sickening occurrence that is only growing daily. Next are Hispanic females, then the homosexual community, straight whites, Asians and middle easterners are the least.

Now read what I said above, all are facts not "some". You were easy; you are not a good fighter for an oppressive agenda. You are weak and have not the ability to help your self, how often do you eat out, often I would say, your own family is concerned about you.

You are clearly anti-Christian, anti-Muslim, anti-Jewish, for all of these teach the naturist way of humans, a man and a woman.

Please do not argue, you have failed, lost you are.

Answer this;

If you have a son or daughter would you encourage them to be homosexual or heterosexual? Pick one don’t walk the fence hypocrite.

Do you want your child to be homosexual?

If you answer NO to either you lie and want to be accepted by everyone and expect them to accept your weakness as strength.

Kadius Suidak (backwards idiot you are)

Posted by: kadius1964 | August 12, 2010 4:59 PM

I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore. We all wish we had GUTS like Mr. Slater!

Posted by: rebel28 | August 12, 2010 5:01 PM

All the flight attendants based out of Atlanta are professionals.

Posted by: sjfone | August 12, 2010 5:05 PM

as someone who used to encounter all kinds of awful customers working retail, I say hail Stephen Slater, you da man!

Posted by: Sam888 | August 12, 2010 5:07 PM

oh and kadius1964, here's another fact for you: 85% of gay bashers are gay. So we know what's going on with you. You're just in the closet is all.

Posted by: Sam888 | August 12, 2010 5:09 PM

Flying rats on a plane/flying bus, that is what we have become. It almost makes me ill to have to fly or travel on any type of public transportation, at any time. From the outwardly aggressive to the passive aggressive and all the "what happened", in between, people have become so ugly in their moment to moment actions. This is a societal and cultural activity and is demonstrated in this incident as a the way of things to come. WOW! Oh MY! What next?

Posted by: paukune | August 12, 2010 5:14 PM

I think it's interesting that his ex-wife, who was nowhere near the plane, and likely has been nowhere near him for some time, is doing interviews about it. And in one interview, she claimed the passengers who have been interviewed by police were attention-seekers. Yeah, I'm going on a talk show to complain about attention-seekers. Slater is a drama queen, basking in the attention his stupid hissy-fit has caused. Yes, passengers are rude. Yes, flight attendants are rude. Yes, flying is pure torture. But the guy was obviously drunk and as such, will likely spend some time in court over this, followed by a short-lived, excruciatingly bad reality show. God help us all.

Posted by: eriksmom | August 12, 2010 5:16 PM

rebel28,

Guts, you are a serious candidate for the nut house.

You voted Obama
You support murdering babies
You support the rights for homosexuals to oppress straight people
You are a convicted criminal
You smoke
You drink
You use God’s name in vain
You have cheated on your wife
Your children do drugs
You earn under $25,000 per year and are older than 30
You are a blue collar worker
You belong to a union
You have been in jail for drinking and driving
You steal from your employer

The average moderate liberal has at least nine of these traits; the lost and hopeless liberals have at least 11.

And no the average conservative does not even come close.

But we do;

Pay for your health care
Save as many babies as possible
State that being straight is okay and not a sin
Pay for your prison cells
Have to breathe the smoke you spew out
Get hit by you while driving home
Work hard to live right, we fail but we get up
Ditto
Still teach that smoking weed is bad
Earn enough to pay for the portion of the roads, and government benefits that you do not
Don’t mind digging the ditch but know when to get out before the storms come
Know better than to pay for rights we already have
We pay the majority of taxes to put you back in
We are the employer, the boss, the job you want but do not want to better yourself for it

Posted by: kadius1964 | August 12, 2010 5:22 PM

sam888

Where do you see gay bashing?

This is the first time gay has been used in any response or statement, you are a lie and not good at it.

The term is homosexual idiot.

And no not a closet homosexual, are there any left? I am happily (normal man and a women both by birth) married for 25 years and going. I just stand for what I believe instead of laying down my beliefs and being trampled by idiots like you.

Posted by: kadius1964 | August 12, 2010 5:28 PM

This idiot is an affront to hard working flight attendants everywhere. Cursing at people, drinking on the job and being put in jail makes him a cult hero? The only thing worse is the press who can't seem to decide if this kind of behavior is right or wrong. And there is no valid reason to bring his homosexuality into the conversation, unless of course you want EVERYONE to know. And approve!
Well I don't. It's wrong, it's sick and NO ONE will ever convince me otherwise. There in NO PROOF that people are born homosexual!! NONE!!! Get over it and stop lying to yourself, pretending it's truth.
For years homosexuals have been screaming that what goes on in their bedroom is no one else's business. Follow your own advice and leave me out of your sick and perverted behavior.

Posted by: letsgoski88 | August 12, 2010 5:38 PM

To kadius1964:

I see who you are ....an anti-civilization ready to give Bush another 8 years of "glory". Where have you been in the cave?

Don't worry, you are not alone. As a matter of fact you are only one of the many victims being  brain washed by fox news/and alike propaganda. The problem is that most of you, victims, have no clue what it means to live in a civilized country that is truly free, and not just in words.   

The funny thing is that most of the people that adore the far right wing are the ones who would benefit the most by electing a liberal government. How funny is that. But wait... I forgot, we have a black president... I guess that inconceivable to you, right? 
So, you hate gays, you hate liberals, i wouldn't be surprised if you hate blacks, you go to church a pray god, you want everyone like you to have a gun, you don't want health care for everyone ( there it goes the greatest country) and so on... So pathetic, but you are entitle to an opinion, and you've also got mine. 
Associating liberals with people in jail!! What a moron. That's what I mean by being brain washed without personality.
Those statistics you came over with are fox news style, to say at least, and don't deserve a comment except that it's all smelly BS. Like the priest and republican senators and church goers going with prostitutes and children. But that's ok for you, ah!
I will not waste my time  and don't bother to reply directly to me as I will be far away from this non-sense hypocrisy forum. 
Why we have to deal with people like You just busy lunching attack to gays and now liberals (I hope slater is not religious like you) when all that crap has nothing to do with the article. 

At last, mr kadius1964, I wouldn't be surprised if you have a family member that is gay (...we also know what self hating closet gays are driven to say sometimes). 

Posted by: Blablabla4 | August 12, 2010 5:48 PM

kadius1964

He sees Gay-bashing in everything you've posted here. How could he NOT see it? That's why you came into this discussion -- to bash Gays. You don't even seem to know what the thread is about, and it's not about a guy who actually IS Gay.

To reference just one instance, in what REAL circumstance have Gays FACTUALLY ever been documented to have oppressed straight people as a class? Yet you claim they do, or want to. As for your other claims, I don't know Rebel's personal history or beliefs, but I have a very strong suspicion YOU'VE been to one too many tea parties.

I thank you again for proving the point that raving homophobes are ignoramuses. You're also now making a strong and valid point against anti-choice nuts and right wing nuts in general.

I can't "encourage" either of my children to be either Gay or straight. They are what they are. I just encourage them to be happy and to accept themselves and others. Get a grip if you can't get a clue.

I don't know what you think is "clear" about practicing Christ's lessons of love, acceptance and inclusion equaling being anti-Christian, but again, thank you for proving the point that homophobia equals ignorance. REAL Christians practice what CHRIST taught, not what some benighted hate-mongering 4th century dogmatists thought would get rid of the people they hated.

If you want to know what's clear, it's that YOU are so full of hate, rage, bigotry, misinformation, and fear that you probably can't even be helped. You reject correction, and demonstrate little education or familiarity with research of fact-finding. You cite statistics that I just TOLD YOU were true, and corrected the "facts" you previously cited, as if you thought doing so would help shore up your original incorrect conclusions. Your other "facts" and just so far off this plain of reality, Rod Serling is no doubt personally holding that sign post up ahead of you.

I wouldn't dream of arguing with you. When I engage in a battle of intelligent facts, I actually want my opponent to be armed. You aren't. You're only capable of regurgitating non-truths or half-truths you've gleaned from some (probably White Supremacist, homophobic, or pseudo-religionist) web site that didn't have the real story.

Fume and fulminate all you want. Reject the truth all you want -- it won't change it a bit. Gays aren't out to destroy straights. Straight guys really are spreading more STDs than Gays. Eleven times as many child molesters are straight as are gay. Marriage, in case you wondered, is a Constitutionally protected right for all people, not just heterosexuals. These are facts. You can't refute 'em with opinion or obfuscation.

BTW, I really am a journalist. And we now all know what YOU are: the punchline in a Gay rage joke.

Posted by: BeatReporter | August 12, 2010 5:52 PM

Wait a minute, the passenger is selfish but Steven Slater isn't?? They both are selfish and thinking me, me, me!! her thinking was I have to get my carry-on and his was I'm out of here no matter who I delay or could hurt. SS is not a hero. He didn't know when to leave his job before losing his mind after all these years? I hope you are not teaching your kids, teens or young adults that his behavior was understandable due to the passenger's behavior. It's not understandable or alright or funny. Just walk away and try to chill. Report the passenger for the best results. The other passengers and crew did nothing to deserve the delays he more than likely caused by using the emergency slide. Again, they both are ridiculous and selfish!

Posted by: shejoy | August 12, 2010 5:53 PM

To Blablabla4: Amen, brother Bla!

To Sam88: "85% of Gay-bashers are Gay." Yup. 's true. And the most vehement and vicious are generally the ones who are the most closeted self-loathers.

Rational, well-sublimated adults with no bent toward voyeurism simply don't CARE that much what's happening between two other consenting adults.

Posted by: BeatReporter | August 12, 2010 6:06 PM

Is there ever an overused word than HERO?.
What if passengers had followed him down the emergency exit and injured themselves?.
If you hate your job QUIT like a man or woman.
I think your hero was most likely drinking on the job.

Posted by: JillCalifornia | August 12, 2010 6:52 PM

Steven Slater is a freakin idiot. Everyone needs to stop giving him publicity. He is no hero in any sense of the word. Put his sorry arse in jail not in a movie. He doesn't deserve any fame from his stupid actions and comments. I am tired of people doing stupid things and getting praise for it. He deserves all the charges they can throw at him.

Posted by: jcozart | August 12, 2010 7:49 PM

Beat- want to be a - Reporter,

Beat- wants to be a - Reporter,

Please do not speak of Christianity (or Muslims and Jews) as you tried, GOD hates homosexuality, that is the word of GOD, in the Karan, and you are ignorant of that.

Read the thread the homosexual agenda was thrown in before my funny response to get the ire of that person going, you just added fuel to the fire and were another easy self gloating soul.

If someone wants to be homosexual, I could care less, it is anyone that forces those choices on my family and people of all real faiths that get under my skin. Our school systems are forcing this on children in grade schools, these are documented facts, Google works great and is a highly liberally run search engine, Google that too!

Facts are fun but making people think is a blast!

If you are a real reporter you would have noticed my name...Kadius Suidak, open your squinting eyes, and see the mirror I put before you. The entire note was a humorous jab at everyone. Read all the thread, see when the "gay" crap started, see when I jumped in.

But please whatever you do know the word of God before you try to state what a Christian should do...hate the sin not the sinner, telling a lie is no different than homosexuality, both are sinful in Gods word, both need forgiveness.

You have as much rage in you as you accuse others of spewing out. The word talks about this as well "all have sinned and fallen short", me too, reporter person.

Read the entire thread, it went from seeing what we know as a straight guy, become gay in minutes, then politics found it's way in, then it was nuts.

The statistics were a joke, look at them, way out of whack, not even close, what you did was show you would argue with cow dung if it looked wrong. Reporters get facts, hard facts and put them in writing, unabashed, you did not.

What Mr. Slater did was wrong...period.

I have known many homosexual people in my past, not as partners but as friends. Good law abiding citizens, hard working and would help me fix my car, take me to get parts and even work with me till dark. I hate no one but the devil, oops I know according to the modern world he does not exist. Part of my failing the world, I still believe in heaven too, ouch now I am the worst for sure.

So to sum up the evening, I was trying to punch everyone, the guy is not gay as far as I know, nor is he a liberal, although there is a 19275 % chance he does have tooth decay and only brushes twice a day.

Get real and lift up your eyes, life is short, sorry I ticked you off, not right but I was rolling with the punches, having a little fun and Bam, I really ticked someone off, really sorry reporter person.

Watching Fox news does not make one evil, no more than watching NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, or MSNBS, etc.

Posted by: kadius1964 | August 13, 2010 12:03 AM

wow what love we had today, so nice.

Posted by: kadius1964 | August 13, 2010 12:10 AM

kadius, who thinks he's a wit, but is only half right:

What makes you think God wants the blame for your repulsive behavior and vicious attitude? By what standard do you categorize anything you've said here as either insightful or illuminating? And it certainly wasn't funny. It's just been a barrage of offensive garbage that has neither validity nor any purpose other than to offend.

Nice that you were suddenly "only kidding" once the props have been kicked out from under your soapbox, though.

And by the way, I strongly suggest you pick up a few good reference books, to include but not be limited to:

Punctuation for Dummies
Spelling for Dummies
Making a Valid Point for Dummies
Humor for Dummies

Hold up that mirror to yourself, pal. You should see the words "resol sseltniop" appearing like a weather crawl across the lower portion of the screen.

Oh, and don't forget to pick up a copy of "Irony for Dummies" while you're at the bookstore. Because you've missed that by about a light-year, too.

Posted by: BeatReporter | August 13, 2010 9:48 PM

LOL! Steven Slater might be a bit of a nut...

But at least he's original!

Plus, he's given us a new catchphrase for the year:

Get Two Beer and Jump!!!

www.cafepress.com/Two_Beers_Jump

Posted by: GriddleJim | August 19, 2010 2:46 PM

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