17 January 2009

Miracle on the Hudson: Blame Seeking Missile

I am sure others will be asking these questions, in no special order:

What about those Canadian geese? Why were they in the path of the airplane in the first place? Is an accident investigation crew from Toronto on its way?

Can we blame People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for this? Who is their spokesperson? Tom Cruise? Is it a federal crime to negligently attempt to kill how many ever souls were on the plane?

How about the hunters that should have shot these creatures before they came to rest in New York City? What part do they have in this blame? Can we be sued for wrongful life if someone actually missed an easy shot, one that any reasonable person would have been able to accomplish?

Why didn't the plane sink? Or is that part of the miracle? Surely the plane didn't come to rest on the bottom of the Hudson River, did it? It must be deeper than that, isn't it? What can we do to insure that this outcome will happen again? Give the captain of the plane a medal? Add some regulations on crew training? Send further directives to the TSA regarding the danger of Tootsie-Rolls?

Is survival in this scenario a legitimate cause of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? Do we have counselors on hand? In addition to the captain, will all of the passengers be elgible to be on Oprah? How about in the audience then? Are there lawyers that specialize in these matters? Will they come forward?

Just a few stray thoughts.

9 comments:

Randy said...

Did you here about the new Air Bus slogan?

"Air Bus, We float better than we fly"

Randy said...

Ahem, it should say "hear."

Ken & Carol said...

Thanks Randy. Where did you get your Homer Simpson ID?

By the way, as long as I am here, would the reader please change Toronto to Ottawa. I'm not too good on geography.

Ken & Carol said...

Sorry for the obvious omission. This happy incident occurred on George Bush's watch so it is obviously his fault. Why didn't I think of that immediately?

Randy said...

I found Homer somewhere on the 'Net but I don't remember where.

nan said...

My 11 year old grandniece, whem told about this incident, asked if the geese were ok.

Ken & Carol said...

My 2nd daughter, the one I love the most, was like that too. Isn't it a nice situation to be in, I mean to have an extended family in which a grand-niece is possible, especially one who would ask that question. I'm envious, Nan.

Word verification: "coness" a older female member of the cast of SNL

ignorant redneck said...

You forgot something very important: What about the jet fuel and the disruption of the hudson river eco system? Surely someone needs to be punished for such a blatant disregard of the environment!

I'm sure Earth First or someone has lawyers for that!

Ken & Carol said...

Thanks for your input Mr Redneck: Well, I did admit to these being stray thoughts. I was hoping someone would fill in the blanks.

Word verification: putingr—Russian leader with a hangover

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