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Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:10 PM

Southwest pilot signs off his comments to passengers with, "Let's Go Brandon."

"On Friday morning on a Southwest flight from Houston to Albuquerque, the pilot signed off his greeting over the public address system with the phrase, to audible gasps from some passengers."





How ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ became code for insulting Joe Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Republican Rep. Bill Posey of Florida ended an Oct. 21 House floor speech with a fist pump and the phrase “Let’s go, Brandon!” it may have seemed cryptic and weird to many who were listening. But the phrase was already growing in right-wing circles, and now the seemingly upbeat sentiment -- actually a stand-in for swearing at Joe Biden -- is everywhere.

South Carolina Republican Jeff Duncan wore a “Let’s Go Brandon” face mask at the Capitol last week. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz posed with a “Let’s Go Brandon” sign at the World Series. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s press secretary retweeted a photo of the phrase on a construction sign in Virginia.

The line has become conservative code for something far more vulgar: “F—- Joe Biden.” It’s all the rage among Republicans wanting to prove their conservative credentials, a not-so-secret handshake that signals they’re in sync with the party’s base.

Americans are accustomed to their leaders being publicly jeered, and former President Donald Trump’s often-coarse language seemed to expand the boundaries of what counts as normal political speech.

But how did Republicans settle on the Brandon phrase as a G-rated substitute for its more vulgar three-word cousin?

https://apnews.com/article/lets-go-brandon-what-does-it-mean-republicans-joe-biden-ab13db212067928455a3dba07756a160

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Reply Southwest pilot signs off his comments to passengers with, "Let's Go Brandon." (Original post)
demmiblue Oct 30 OP
CurtEastPoint Oct 30 #1
Nittersing Oct 30 #18
malaise Oct 30 #32
Nevilledog Oct 30 #34
brooklynite Oct 30 #31
maxrandb Oct 30 #44
NightWatcher Oct 30 #2
jmowreader Oct 30 #6
jmowreader Oct 30 #11
LuckyLib Oct 30 #13
jimfields33 Oct 30 #19
Wingus Dingus Oct 30 #20
jimfields33 Oct 30 #21
ProfessorGAC Oct 30 #39
ForgedCrank Oct 30 #23
gldstwmn Oct 30 #27
greenjar_01 Oct 30 #29
Jedi Guy Oct 30 #30
Freddie Oct 30 #3
dalton99a Oct 30 #4
Initech Oct 30 #5
bahboo Oct 30 #24
JohnSJ Oct 30 #7
JohnSJ Oct 30 #8
eShirl Oct 30 #9
Lars39 Oct 30 #10
mn9driver Oct 30 #12
gratuitous Oct 30 #14
ProfessorGAC Oct 30 #40
Wingus Dingus Oct 30 #15
renate Oct 30 #36
Irish_Dem Oct 30 #37
panader0 Oct 30 #16
Tetrachloride Oct 30 #17
leftyladyfrommo Oct 30 #22
Kid Berwyn Oct 30 #25
gldstwmn Oct 30 #26
CrispyQ Oct 30 #28
Name removed Oct 30 #46
doc03 Oct 30 #33
tenderfoot Oct 30 #35
Corgigal Oct 30 #38
Crunchy Frog Oct 30 #41
andym Oct 30 #42
Midnight Writer Oct 30 #43
demigoddess Oct 30 #45
shrike3 Oct 30 #47
XRubicon Oct 30 #48

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:11 PM

1. Next time this happens, loudly yell FUCK YOU and FUCK DONALD TRUMP. Goddamn children

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:38 PM

18. I prefer: Hell yeah! Joe Fuckin' Biden!!!

Last edited Sat Oct 30, 2021, 03:03 PM - Edit history (1)

Let's turn this back on them.

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Response to Nittersing (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 02:03 PM

32. THIS

Perfect

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Response to Nittersing (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 02:30 PM

34. I like this suggestion 👇



Tweet text:
Arieh Kovler
@ariehkovler
Biden should just find a way to say Let's Go Brandon. The Right will explode with incancescent rage that Biden hinted at the F-word, even about himself, and it'll be dead. Remember when Obama reclaimed Thanks Obama?
9:06 AM · Oct 30, 2021

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 01:58 PM

31. That would be idiotic...

One of the two of you has the authority to throw you off the plane and bar you from traveling again.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 05:52 PM

44. I just say

"Your mama already did"

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:12 PM

2. They are whiny triggered, traitorous, babies w loaded diapers.

They need to be spanked before they try something more violent, each and every one of them. This guy should lose his job.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:24 PM

11. I think he will after the Yelp reviews come in

Given that, as hard as Southwest is lobbying to get the vaccine requirement overturned they might condone this behavior.

I never flew Southwest before, and now it’s definitely on my do-not-use list.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:32 PM

13. He will have to do a "rug dance" in the chief pilot's office.

Will be lucky to keep his job. What a stupid fool.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:39 PM

19. I don't agree. What law says you can't say let's go Brandon?

Who cares. I bet Joe could care less. Why are we giving it attention?

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:42 PM

20. Unprofessional. He's conducting his duties as pilot, he can be as political

as he wants when he's not in the cockpit. Not against the law, but it should be against company policy.

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Response to Wingus Dingus (Reply #20)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:43 PM

21. It will be interesting what corporate does

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #21)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 03:24 PM

39. I'd Bet $10 That...

...he gets suspended, without pay, at least.
The PA system on an airliner is not there to make political commentary in the workplace. Especially to a captive audience.
FAA regs even say the plane can't take off if it's not working. It's safety equipment, not a toy.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:57 PM

23. It isn't a matter of law. The airlines are

very sensitive about customer perception. Work isn't the best place to be staging a protest, they don't like it generally speaking. And for good reason.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 01:14 PM

27. His captive audience shouldn't be subjected to that.

He can shout it at home while he's sitting on the toilet.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 01:56 PM

29. Never fails to support the Trumpy position

Well done, jimfields33.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #29)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 01:58 PM

30. It's "the Trumpy position" to state a fact? Well, that's a switch. N/T

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:16 PM

3. Passengers should report this to corporate

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:16 PM

4. On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives:

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:18 PM

5. If I were on that flight my next stop would be to complain to Southwest and to the FAA.

Fuck these MAGA cretins.

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Response to Initech (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:58 PM

24. yep...report his ass....

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:21 PM

7. When I start flying again, it won't be on Southwest

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:23 PM

8. Fuck Donald trump, fuck the proud boys, fuck the oath keepers, and fuck the republican party

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:23 PM

9. Shut up and fly.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:23 PM

10. I'd worry he'd fly into something

if he thought his passengers were Democrats. FAA and corporate headquarters needs to hear about him asap.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:24 PM

12. Disgraceful.

This idiot needs some unpaid time off.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:32 PM

14. They've come up with something they think is clever

Which means they'll run it into the ground. I've decided my rejoinder (should I ever hear this childish nonsense) will be "Grow up."

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 03:26 PM

40. It Would Be Clever...

...if everyone was a sixth grader.
In reality, it's just stupid.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:37 PM

15. What a sad and juvenile country we are now.

I want out.

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Response to Wingus Dingus (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 03:10 PM

36. Exactly

I remember when people in other countries thought America was a good place to live. It’s become a shithole built on rage and threats—and acts—of violence.

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Response to Wingus Dingus (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 03:15 PM

37. Yep. Sad, juvenile and dangerous country now.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:37 PM

16. I just wrote to Southwest about this.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:37 PM

17. Lawsuit.

insurance companies would send a message

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:51 PM

22. Around here it's just FUCK BIDEN. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 01:01 PM

25. Won't fly with me.

I boycott NAZIs.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 01:09 PM

26. Boycott. I am not flying on your GD plane in a pandemic to listen to you wax

poetic about politics. STFU and get me to my destination safely. This is why people are getting violent on planes. The MAGA crowd seems to think everyone is interested in their unsolicited opinions about "freedoms." The problem is they don't care about anyone else's. If I could afford it I would never fly commercial again. It's too bad our rail system largely sucks.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 01:54 PM

28. It's not clever, it's not funny, & it doesn't even make sense.

The right has no sense of humor. That's a big part of their problem. They take themselves way too seriously.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 02:13 PM

33. Today was the first day I ever heard of that. I suppose

there will be a sign or flag on every Trumpiodiots yard now. I got one "Get over it asshole, he lost".

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 02:46 PM

35. Ironic considering that Trump supporters are the ones getting arrested for unruly inflight behavior

eom

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 03:18 PM

38. Ground him.

Force him to psychologically test. God forbid an accident occurs with a professional pilot, who has such a need to act so immature, to crash with people inside. I’m a former Air Traffic Controller, and we would never act this stupid.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 03:32 PM

41. Well, there's an airline I'll never fly on again. nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 03:49 PM

42. Appropriate the phrase: This could easily be turned into a cheer for Biden

When you hear someone say it, just say wow I didn't know you support Joe Biden. Tell them that you know that Brandon means Biden and that "let's go" is obvious a sign of support! They'll have a devil of a time explaining how it's really negative. Just shake your head as they try to explain and say "come on, 'let's go' sure sounds positive to me". Just nod and say it's great if you support him, that you do too!

Appropriating terms is what right-wingers usually do, trying to turn the words "woke" or "liberal" into negative meanings, so it's only fair play to play the same game.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 04:12 PM

43. I'm surprised Republicans believe in air travel. Science and government regulations?

I don't thank so!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 07:01 PM

45. with pilots like this

I would never fly anywhere! don't trust them.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 07:54 PM

47. I will be sending a nicely-worded letter to Southwest, telling them why I won't fly with them again


I'm not going to put my life in the hands of a company that employs boneheads like this one.

And doesn't this pilot realize that those who start fights over masks are usually trumpees?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Oct 30, 2021, 08:00 PM

48. Let's Go Herman!

https://old.reddit.com/r/HermanCainAward/

Ok, a little more positive. Let's Go Biden!

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