So a former First Lady died earlier today, and I guess I’ll just be honest and admit that I’m not especially moved by the news.
I mean, aside from being married to a man who became a one-term warmongering President, spawning a child who was arguably one of the worst Presidents in living memory (Trump may wind up taking the title, but the jury is still technically out), and then spawning another son who became the poster-child for the Cuckservative meme, I can’t think of much else about good old Barbara.
To be blunt, I think she should have at least waited a few more days to die – we’ve got some more Third World America action that should have been front page news.
As a Southwest Airlines jet hurtled 32,000 feet over suburban Philadelphia, a rare engine explosion caused a passenger’s window to burst, partially pulling the woman sitting next to the opening out of the plane.
Fellow passengers frantically worked to yank her back inside the airliner as it depressurized and quickly descended thousands of feet per minute, according to several passengers.
The frightening ordeal played out Tuesday morning onboard Southwest flight 1380 as it headed for Dallas. The Boeing 737-700 was about 20 minutes into its journey from New York’s LaGuardia Airport when the engine failure occurred. The plane, carrying 144 passengers and five crew, diverted to Philadelphia International Airport where it made an emergency landing at 11:20 a.m.
Passengers described hearing a loud explosion from the left engine — one of two onboard — before debris peppered the fuselage and shattered that window.
“The plane dropped immediately,” said Matt Tranchin, who was sitting three rows behind the broken window. “Plane smelled like smoke. Ash was all around us.”
The woman, identified as Jennifer Riordan of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was pulled out of the plane up to her waist — her blood splattering other windows, passengers said.
“You hear the pop and she was sucked out from the waist up,” one passenger told NBC Nightly News. “There was blood on the windows…her arms were actually out of the airplane and her head was out of the airplane.”
Obviously this lady died – at least 7 others were wounded by debris flying into the passenger area.
And please don’t sit there and try to lecture me on how America has the safest airline system in the world – I think the Germans currently hold that title.
We may have been great at one point, but thanks to the joys of Affirmative Action and other similar programs, I think we’ll be ready to surpass nations like Russia in the near-future.
Note that I’m not blasting our Slavic friends – I’m just pointing out that they have a nasty track record with passenger planes.