Also Not Amused by Letterman: Flight Attendants

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    Also Not Amused by Letterman: Flight Attendants -- Politics Daily

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    also not amused are flight attendents. Were they offended by Letterman's slur? "Yes – and I'm speaking as a MALE flight attendant here," said Ken Kyle, president of the 1,200-member Denver chapter of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA United Airlines. "We've fought the TV stereotype for so many years, and quite honestly, it's objectionable when you put it in light of (flight attendants' heroic actions during) 9/11 and more recently, the professionalism of the US Airways attendants during the emergency landing on the Hudson River."

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    Jokes and sexual innuendos take a long-term toll, said Kyle."They desensitize the public to the very important safety role we fill. Sure, we are sensitive to any comment we believe demeans a job we feel is important, especially the safety aspect of it." They also hit attendants in the pocket book, he said. "We face a lot of pressures – from the public and from the corporate level -- and to minimize and devalue (our) job classification makes it much more difficult for us to fight for a pay raise."
     
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    Meh ... kinda like Leno's jokes about the gay community?

    ... still don't care about any of them.
     
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    She does have that slutty flight attendant look. That isn't saying flight attendants look slutty... Her clothes are just a little too tight, too short, too leathery, etc.

    She looked a lot better in the clothes the campaign bought her.
     
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    And her face is kind of masculine. So she does also resemble a slutty male flight attendant. :lol:
     
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    Very strong jawline. :razz:
     
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    Letterman's comments were not funny and the backlash against them is justified.
     
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    Women are their own worst enemy. Hopefully when you are discriminated against because of your sex appeal or lack their of...some other women will be right there telling you to STFU and take it like the "slut" you are.:cuckoo:
     
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    Yes, and notice how the board's tolerant left are now okay with the flight attendants being called "slutty". They will twist themselves into pretzels defending their lame spokes people and their stupid hateful remarks no matter what. Stupid sheep.
     
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    There's nothing wrong with my female flight attendant fetish, it's quite healthy.

    Flight attendant sues over sexy outfit demand

     
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    I've already agreed and agree that Letterman's and others jokes are in poor taste and over the top. But consider the silliness of this. We have extreme unemployment, sinking wages, jobs flying away to the cheapville and this is the main topic for many people. Add to that the stupid who call Obama a Muslim, not a citizen, a socialist, and [fill in favorite here] and you come to know why this may not only be the dumbest generation but the dumbness may actually be contiguous.



    "A new barbarism, illiteracy and impoverishment of language, new kinds of poverty, merciless remodeling of opinion by media, immiseration of the mind, obsolescence of the soul. Massified, standardizing modes, in every area of life, relentlessly re-enact the actual control program of modernity. Capitalism did not create our world; the machine did." Jean-François Lyotard
     
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