Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Is this a great country...

...or what. I found this in the Powerline blog. Read the whole thing at

When the captain announced preparations for landing, [one unruly passenger] jumped up shouting, the flight attendant held up the handcuffs [as a signal to Hayden], and Hayden and the Marine came bounding down the aisle. Hayden said he and the retired Marine, whose name he never got, received an ovation from fellow passengers, and "some free air miles."

Hayden's wife of 42 years, Katie, who was also on the flight, was less impressed. Even as her husband struggled with the agitated passenger, she barely looked up from "The Richest Man in Babylon," the book she was reading.

"The woman sitting in front of us was very upset and asked me how I could just sit there reading," Katie Hayden said. "Bob's been shot at. He's been stabbed. He's taken knives away. He knows how to handle those situations. I figured he would go up there and step on somebody's neck, and that would be the end of it. I knew how that situation would end. I didn't know how the book would end."

You can read more about it at the link to Boston Globe above. Democracy at work in the grassroots. You don't need a badge to be a sky marshall! These guys are welcome in the Bog without calling ahead!


At Wed Jun 20, 07:08:00 PM, Blogger J C said...

Do you know where I can find that book?


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