Monday, March 28, 2016

Very Stupid People Tricks

There's a trifecta of stupid people doing stupid stuff around Michigan in the news today.

First we have the pilot that somehow misinterpreted the rule of 8 hours bottle to throttle to mean 8 bottles to get to the throttle: The Detroit News: Co-pilot allegedly found drunk before flight charged.

Someone's flying career is likely done and over for a very long time.

Not only do we have tales of an idiot with alcohol and a plane, but also one with a train: The Detroit News: Police: Man breaks arm walking into side of train

I don't even want to think about how inebriated you have to be to walk into the side of a train.

Then we have the case of the ungrateful idiot teen: The Detroit News: Teen who plotted to kill family gets 10-20 years

Alcohol was apparently not involved in the last case, but she was likely under the influence of lust for a rather evil boyfriend, which can have stupid effects similar or worse than that of alcohol.

That's a whole lot of stupid in one news-day, and we're not even talking about the case of State Senator Virgil Smith that I'll discuss tomorrow (hint - the Blue State apparatchiks take care of their own).


Comrade Misfit said...

The old rule used to be "no drinking within 8 feet of an airplane". :)

Anyway, I think it's now at least 12 hours from bottle to throttle.

Aaron said...

Last I checked 91.17 still had the time limit at 8 hours, perhaps its more time elsewhere. What I thought odd is that you can still fly with up to .04 BAC assuming you had a major bender more than 8 hours prior to the flight.