STUPID: Slate magazine wants the government to ban airplane seats that recline

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I can’t even express how breathtakingly stupid this Slate Magazine article is!  Seriously, government control is the liberal solution to EVERYTHING! Apparently, this even includes whether or not reclining your airplane seat makes the person behind you uncomfortable.

from Slate:

“No!” she snapped. “We paid for these [expletive] seats, and we’ll recline them if we want to.” So then everyone was angry: I was angry because I had no room, and she was angry because I passive-aggressively kicked her seat once every 15 minutes—often enough to be annoying, but not often enough to definitely be on purpose.

Some European airlines have begun installing seats that are slightly tilted in their natural resting state, which, anecdotally at least, helps convince passengers they don’t need to tilt further. But that doesn’t go far enough. It’s time for an outright ban on reclining seats on airplanes. I’m not demanding that airlines rip out the old seats and install new ones; let’s just extend the requirement that seats remain upright during takeoff and landing through the entire flight. (Unlike the stupid electronic-devices rules, there is an actual good reason for this regulation: Upright seats are safer in a crash, and allow for easier evacuation.) To those who say such a rule is unenforceable, I respond: Kick. Kick. Kick.

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Did you catch what he (the moronic author Dan Kois) did there? At the end, he framed his childish whining from the viewpoint of “safety,” which is how EVERY SINGLE liberal argues.  They find an issue they don’t like and try to make it about “public safety” or “the children” when in reality, they’re just being selfish cry-babies!

Dear Mr. Kois,

I have a better solution for you.  If you don’t want the person in front of you to recline, BUY A MORE EXPENSIVE AIRLINE TICKET!!!  If you don’t have the cash, just be thankful that there’s an airline that tolerates and flies someone as cheap and childish as you are!

Good grief liberals are obnoxiously idiotic. They can’t experience the slightest amount of discomfort with out begging the government to control another aspect of everyone’s lives.