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Sue the Geese

Filed under: Scum — Patterico @ 9:45 pm

A plane hits a flock of geese and loses power. A quick-thinking, cool-under-pressure pilot performs a miraculous landing on the Hudson river.

It’s a heartwarming story that reaffirms your faith in the human spirit.

That is, until you read about the douchebag who is threatening a lawsuit.

18 Responses to “Sue the Geese”

  1. Birdbrain!

    aunursa (e9b1f7)

  2. Racist!



    Eric Blair (e92b94)

  3. Well, I am sure he will find a lawyer for the quickie shake down.

    That is what most this guys do.

    Frankly, they should outlaw lawyers working on contingency unless that same lawyer is willing to pay counter party fee if they fail in their lawsuit.

    Obama über alles!!!!! (48dd5e)

  4. U.S. Airways is already paying the passengers $5,000 apiece and that’s not enough compensation for a safe landing and coming about as close to walking on water as a mere mortal can?

    (btw, The Prescient Dana blogged about this very possibility back on Jan. 17th, via commenter John Hitchcock…)

    Dana (137151)

  5. 98 percent of lawyers give the rest of them a bad name.

    h/t daleyrocks

    JD (e17dac)

  6. I blame New York City and the Nanny State liberals that live there. With all the kerfuffle over banning transfats, sugar in sodas, etc., the high profile fight over banning FOIE GRAS in New YorK City has certainly led many concerned and politically correct leftists to cut back on their consumption of this delicious foodstuff. The consequence, an obvious explosion in the nearby goose population.

    People, this accident could have been prevented had the government not interfered in our food chain to tell us what we can and can not eat. Michael Crichton was fond of relating stories of man’s interference with nature and it’s unintended consequences. This is yet another example which fortunately did not lead to fatalities.

    Let this be an example!

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  7. JD – My t-shirt said Democrats and the figure was 99%. Dick Durbin was not impressed when he saw me wearing it.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  8. US Air should settle and give him 4 million.

    To collect, however, he will have to be shot through a 250 mile per hour wind tunnel filled with burning jet-A and thousands of pieces of loose, razor sharp aluminum.

    Apogee (f4320c)

  9. Sue whomever is providing breeding grounds for the geese.

    Perfect Sense (0922fa)

  10. Two words: public beatings.

    Buzz Killington (747191)

  11. Calling all Avian Attorneys…..

    EricPWJohnson (852352)

  12. I think most civil lawsuits have merit. Occasionally there is a frivolous one, be it millions for a pair of pants lost at the dry cleaners or something like this.

    Which is why I support Singaporean canings for frivolous lawsuit filings. The case gets immediately dismissed and before any appeal the lawyer and the person who filed it get their ass beaten by a rattan cane.

    Joe (17aeff)

  13. Dana, you stole my thunder but that’s alright. Considering the state of the nation, there was already a question in some of the media about this very possible thing. It’s disgusting.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  14. While we’re talking about suing, Baracky just signed his first bill into law, and the trial lawyers cheered.

    Pablo (99243e)

  15. Maybe it’s the same lawyer who helped that poor old lady sue McDonald’s for the hot coffee that she spilled onto her lap. Now, THAT was a happy meal!

    From the immortal Lionel Hutz (as voiced by Phil Harman, on The Simpsons):

    Judge: “Mr. Hutz, do you have ANY actual evidence to present to this court on behalf of your client?”

    Hutz: “Nothing but heresay and conjecture, your honor. Those are kinds of evidence.”

    Dmac (eb0dd0)

  16. Comment by John Hitchcock — 1/29/2009 @ 7:01 am

    Gosh, John, I’m sorry about that. I see I didn’t link your name in my comment and should have. Apologies.

    Dana (be9504)

  17. Dana, 30 lashes with a wet noodle.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  18. Actually, I think the geese have the better grounds for the lawsuit…

    Tom (442eef)

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