I found a wife for Gus (and another poster for LGF) and her name is Karen Halnon

Is anyone surprised that she is an “Associate Professor of Sociology”?

American professor arrested following mid-flight foreign policy rant

by Sarah Larimer

A college professor was arrested at Miami International Airport over the weekend after launching into a loud foreign policy lecture during a flight from Nicaragua. Her rant was captured on video and later posted online.

“The United States has declared war on Venezuela!” a woman aboard a plane says repeatedly in the video.

The Miami New Times identified the woman as 52-year-old Karen Halnon, an associate professor of sociology at Pennsylvania State University-Abington.

“Venezuela has declared a national security threat,” Halnon continues.

You’re a national security threat,” a passenger responds.

Halnon was charged with disorderly conduct, according to an arrest affidavit. The New Times reported that she was released after posting $500 bond.

“In a democracy one must speak up and against injustice,” Halnon said in an e-mail to The Post on Tuesday after claiming she was mistreated during her arrest. “To be tortured is not democracy!”

The New Times reported that the incident occurred on a flight from Nicaragua to Miami. Halnon also lit a cigarette on the plane, the New Times reported.

“Yes, that was me, and I was actually smoking a cigarette briefly,” Hanlon told Miami’s CBS affiliate. “I took a few puffs out of it. … Every other revolutionary smokes.”

A Penn State-Abington spokesman said in an e-mail that the university is “aware of Dr. Karen Halnon’s behavior this past weekend on a flight from Nicaragua and is looking into the matter.”

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