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Friday, November 30, 2007
(1:38 PM) | Stephen:
It's So Hard To Be A Member Of The Majority

Remember when I wrote this a few days ago?
What is wrong, however, is spending 365 days a year in a righteous little snit over the utter gall of some people to not only refuse to address one's every whim, but their failure to anticipate what whim currently occupies one's attention this afternoon.
Today's idiot in a righteous little snit because they aren't getting preferential treatment comes to us from WorldNetDaily:
Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air have announced a new program that will charge heterosexuals 10 percent extra for their air travel to specific locations during the Christmas season.
Can you believe that? If you don't prove to them that you're gay, they'll add 10% to your ticket price!

Oh, wait:
The company actually offers the 10 percent as a discount but only if the purchaser obtains the ticket through a "gay" page of the company's website, a location not typically patronized by families seeking travel arrangements, according to an Idaho activist who was distressed by the offering.
Well, this falls under the "gum in class" rule, doesn't it? If you don't bring enough for everyone, then you can't chew your gum. Obviously companies never, ever offer discounts to particular groups.

I'll just wait a few moments as you purge your memories of all the "Christian" nights at amusement parks and baseball games, and the family meal nights at restaurants where kids eat free in order to get the parents to come too, and the family vacation packages that are always sold, and well, you get the idea.

The problem is clearly not the issue of a discount, but that Alaskan Airlines considers those homosexuals to be real people deserving of the same treatment as everyone else.

Consider this little gem:
"They are giving preferences to male passengers who want to wear dresses on the planes, and giving them preference over married couples," Fischer said, noting families typically buy more tickets than individuals or pairs traveling together.
I guess I missed the part where the discount is only for cross-dressers. And families buy more tickets at one time than a person traveling alone, but that doesn't mean they buy more tickets overall.

Go ahead and read the rest of the article if you have the stomach for it. It's the pure, quadruple-distilled essence of the culture of entitlement and victimization that infuses modern American conservatism. "If I'm not getting a benefit, then I'm getting a penalty!" "If a business reaches out to people other than me me me and people just like me me me then they aren't worthy of my patronage!"

It's disgusting.

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