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You are tweetless, Alec Baldwin

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This can’t be happening. Somebody tell me this is just a bad dream. When I go to http://twitter.com/AlecBaldwin, here’s what I see:

No. No. No. This is some kind of mistake. Not even being revealed as a Truther was enough to make Alec Baldwin quit Twitter. Why would he do so after getting kicked off a plane for behaving like Alec Baldwin?

Don’t go, Mr. Mayor! Don’t leave us!

P.S. This was just posted on the official American Airlines Facebook page:

Since an extremely vocal customer has publicly identified himself as being removed from an American Airlines flight on Tuesday, Dec. 6, we have elected to provide the actual facts of the matter as well as the FAA regulations which American, and all airlines, must enforce. Cell phones and electronic devices are allowed to be used while the aircraft is at the gate and the door is open for boarding. When the door is closed for departure and the seat belt light is turned on, all cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off for taxi-out and take-off. This passenger declined to turn off his cell phone when asked to do so at the appropriate time. The passenger ultimately stood up (with the seat belt light still on for departure) and took his phone into the plane’s lavatory. He slammed the lavatory door so hard, the cockpit crew heard it and became alarmed, even with the cockpit door closed and locked. They immediately contacted the cabin crew to check on the situation. The passenger was extremely rude to the crew, calling them inappropriate names and using offensive language. Given the facts above, the passenger was removed from the flight and denied boarding.

P.P.S. Some folks on Twitter are helping me come up with dialogue for Glengarry Glen Ross 2:

“First prize is a Cadillac El Dorado. Second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is you quit Twitter.”
“Apps are for closers.”
“See that fine I got from American Airlines? It costs more than your car.”
“You know what it takes to tweet? It takes BRASS BALLS to tweet.”
“ABC: Always Be Closing (your Twitter account).”
“Put. That iPhone. Down.”

P.P.P.S. As Baldwin tells it, his temper tantrum struck a noble blow to the declining standards of the airline industry.

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Jim Treacher