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Southwest Airlines Releases Pilots Name Photo of James Taylor in Gay Rant

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by hearit

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It's quite an irony: TSA and airlines subject passengers to more and more stringent rules to fly--supposedly to protect passengers and maintain safety--yet Southwest Airlines and the FAA allow a pilot filled with hate to fly airplanes carrying hundreds. James Taylor apologizes to flight attendants to avoid a lawsuit. If you're the public or a Southwest customer, don't expect one.
His name is James Fritzen Taylor and he's back flying planes. If you no longer feel safe getting on a Southwest Airlines plane with the knowledge of who could be controlling that flight, rest assured Mr Taylor's already been with the airline 12 years and hasn't killed anyone yet.
The airline swore up and down that it just simply couldn't reveal the pilot's name who hates gay people and overweight flight attendants and resulted in calls for a boycott of Southwest Airlines. The 'personnel' issue that Southwest claimed prevented it from releasing the pilot's name doesn't seem to be an issue any longer: The airline had been adamant in its claim of necessary privacy. But apparently Southwest simply needed some motivation to cut that privacy policy -- like money, money, money. Any employee can be thrown under the bus if it saves the airline itself.
Well, the employee actually threw himself under the bus. And if some passengers have anything to do with it, Mr James Taylor better continue to look both ways before crossing any street. His hate-filled rant about gay people and derogatory expressions about women won't be soon forgotten.
The hateful and biased views of Captain James Taylor aren't exactly surprising. There are most likely others behind those closed doors of Southwest. After all, it was in the exact same month of Taylor's March rant that a Southwest Airlines crew out of San Diego booted a Muslim woman wearing a head scarf. After TSA verified the U.S. citizen was no safety threat, the Southwest crew still insisted it was uncomfortable with her being on its flight -- in a scenario that ended with an embarrassed passenger who was in tears, instead put on the next outbound flight. 
The Southwest motivation for its reveal of Taylor is no mystery: The airline just got itself a "Get Out of Lawsuit Free Card". The flight attendant's union has now dropped plans to file a legal complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Don't expect any "sorry" to extend to the public or even Southwest Airlines customers. IT's one more slap in the face for Southwest customers: The airline already has the hate-filled pilot flying customers again.
The guy -- who sounded by mic to be straight out of Texas -- is, in fact straight out of Texas. Argyle, Texas, to be exact. The pilot was surely a big fish in that pond of roughly 17,000. Way to go, big man. The small town -- which would pretty much make Taylor a hick -- used to be called "Pilot Knob or Waintown". It appears to have been destiny for James Taylor. It's just too bad it had to involve the public.
It figures, of course: To be kind, James Taylor's no "looker" himself. He's a balding and aging guy who could stand to lose a few pounds. In fact James Fritzen Taylor doesn't appear to have anything striking or memorable about him. Except maybe his mouth. But, of course, the Southwest pilot's lack of "beauty" was a given -- before an identity or photo was revealed. After all, he's the guy that admitted via an open mic that he "still wouldn't want anyone to know if [he] had banged" his uglier co-workers.
So, here it is: The June 28, 2011, James Taylor "apology" that's probably saved Southwest millions (and millions) in damages. To everyone else -- including women, the gay population and diversity which the airline swears it supports -- f*ck you.
"To All Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants and all Employees:
Because of the impact of my comments, I wanted to communicate with you directly.
Please accept my most sincere apology for the inappropriate and disrespectful remarks I made in March with an open microphone. I deeply regret the derogatory remarks I made and the hurt I have caused—I take full responsibility for those comments.
It was truly insensitive of me and I would like all of you to know that from now on, I will show nothing but the utmost respect during my interactions with all employees.
n addition, I would like to extend a special apology to all Flight Attendants, and especially those of Houston. I hope you will allow me to maintain a working relationship with all of you that will provide me the opportunity to extend an individual, personal apology to each one of you whenever we fly together.
Please know that this event has forever changed me and I hope that others can learn from my mistake.
I have learned a much-needed lesson to be more sensitive of others and I hope you will see me as a more tolerant and considerate person.
I am proud to be employed by Southwest Airlines and I am committed to representing our Company, and its employees in the most professional way possible.
With My Sincere Regards,
Captain James Taylor"
Apparently some Southwest Airlines employees are upset over Pilot James Taylor's use of the word "tolerant" -- which they suspect may be tinged with either arrogance or condescension.
Now, why would co-workers whom had a pilot openly talking about his hatred for them -- literally behind a closed door -- possibly suspect he's being arrogant or condescending in a forced apology to the gays and fat women he hates? How could the embarrassment of a "man" who referred to co-workers as "11 fucking over the top, fucking ass-fucking homosexuals" and "a continuous stream of gays and grannys and grandes" be suspected of condescension? Silly Southwest employees. If you're a worker stuck on a Southwest plane with this guy, condescension should probably rank among the least of potential worries.
For customers who would possibly consider ever spending another dime with Southwest Airlines: Better check to make sure you're a middle-aged, balding, highly insecure and unattractive guy before boarding that flight. Anyone else just may be getting on a flight with a pilot who hates you.


Argyle, TX 76226
United States
33° 7' 16.4352" N, 97° 11' 0.0528" W
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