Thursday, January 15, 2009


We've seen (and heard) the word "hero" tossed around, particularly during the past eight-years, like Bernie Madoff sales pitches, sometimes given to someone truly deserving, more often, bestowed to some dwarf, fink, phony or fraud.

Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger.


Major fucking hero!

Big-Time Mr. Clutch!

Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is the pilot, of U.S. Airways Flight 1549, that made the unscheduled landing in the Hudson River today.

Everyone on the plane is alive tonight, 155 survivors.

In the coming days, 154 people are going to tattoo "Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger - Major Fucking Hero" on their lips.

And, they will be singing this song as they do it (and everyday for the rest of their lives);

Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen

In the Small Potatoes Department, The Commander Guy hijacked the airwaves this evening, for the television component of the Bush Legacy Project.

Pure bullshit.

And, to note, he showed exactly how small a person he is.

He made absolutely no statement, no reference, no nothing to the Hudson River Plane Crash today.

No best wishes, no "Thank God", almost as if it was competition for his sales job, that it encroached on his ownership, his copyright of September 11th and New York City, and his faux heroism.

Or maybe we're judging that too early ...

He may wait five days, and they do a fly over of Hudson River, you know, to show he was engaged and compassionate.

Like we said the other night - The President of Shitdom!

Bonus Links

Great Riff by Spencer Ackerman - Al Qaeda Uses Birds to Down Civilian Airliner


NYT City Room: Updates From Plane Rescue in Hudson River

Dan Frommer: U.S. Airways Crash Rescue Picture: Citizen Journalism, Twitter At Work

Editor's Note: The Aunt made out A-OK at the Doc's today ... Whip-Smart, crackerjack Rheumatologist carried the day and all is well ... Should be back in the saddle with posting tomorrow.

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