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Glenn Beck: not even Jesus could save me from American Airlines

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As talk radio listeners know, Glenn Beck has been on a tirade against American Airlines for two days now (here and here). Beck says an AA staffer was rude to him on first class:

“My flight attendant nearly — merely barked the word ‘breakfast’ when he came to me. When others were politely asked if they cared for anything to eat and given the choices, I was just barked at. When he delivered a soda, he slammed it down so hard, I hesitated to even open the can for fear that it would spray all over other passengers in the cabin.”

So vexed was Beck at this treatment, that he appealed to a higher power, but to no avail.

“I prayed a lot on the plane. I, as a man, wanted to say something but figured we’d end up landing in a city that I didn’t want to be in. I just wanted to go home. So I didn’t say anything. And then I prayed. I thought about Billy Graham. I thought the leader of my church a lot. I thought about the teachings of Jesus. And gee, none of them really could break through because I was filled with a lot of anger.”

Well, Glenn, if not even the Prince of Peace could soothe your annoyance, perhaps you’ll be cheered by the fact that the price of your favorite commodity (gold) hit its highest level in six months this week, thanks to the unstable economy. On the other hand, remember the immortal wisdom of Reverend Billy: “Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.”

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