RANT: The attendant was wrong, but the passenger was wronger!

Monday, August 9, 2010

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20100809/od_yblog_upshot/jetblue-attendent-slides-down-emergency-chute-after-fight-with-passenger

JetBlue attendant slides down emergency chute after fight with passenger
By Holly Bailey

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Police arrested a JetBlue flight attendant today at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport after he got into a verbal altercation with a passenger and then fled the scene by sliding down the plane’s emergency evacuation chute.

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Excuse me! I’d suggest that they also arrest the <Expletive Deleted> passenger who set him off. And, when I was flying, the yahoos don’t give the “help” any cooperation. Sorry but I can understand the exasperation that the attendant was feeling.

I’d give him a firm slap on the wrist and send him on his way. And, I’d sentence the passenger to 30 days as an attendant. With me as a judge, I bet everyone follows the safety rules in my jurisdiction. All the other stupid rules would be rescinded immediately. Argh!

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RANT: MP4B, mp4b … why should you even care?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-plaschke-lebron-james-20100709,0,5931688.column

On an ESPN show, the King shows up a supportive community.
By Bill Plaschke
July 8, 2010 | 11:27 p.m

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If you are going to leave the team where you’ve spent all seven seasons, leave the area where you’ve spent all 25 years, doesn’t decorum dictate that you do it quietly, gently, gracefully? Given that this town hasn’t enjoyed a major sports championship in 46 years, and given that your departure could keep them from winning anything for many more years, don’t you think of them first? Did no part of last season’s $15.8-million salary mandate, you know, manners?

You want to leave this place where you are so beloved, fine. Leave it like a man. Issue a news release announcing your decision and thanking Cleveland for its support. Hold a local news conference with the Cleveland media to reiterate those thanks. Then, and only then, do you appear on a national ESPN show to talk about your decision.

But no, years of coddling have filled James with such narcissism that he no longer sees anyone but himself. While reaping financial rewards as this country’s most successful basketball prodigy, James has paid the price in a failure to develop integrity or character. Hey, if you can dunk on someone, why do you have to be sensitive to them?

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MP4B = “Millionaires Playing For Billionaires”

This is “entertainment”.

It has nothing to do with humanity (i.e., think the USA 1980 Hockey team), the struggle to attain something (i.e., think the movie RUDY), overcome adversity (i.e., that fellow who without arms or legs swims the English Channel), or the nobility of sport (i.e., Little Leaguers line up to congratulate the winning team; Japanese baseball players salute the umpire, not revile him).

It’s all about the benjamins and extracting them from the booboisie. (1).

There’s something elegant about truly amateur sports. Before the money got into it, women’s college basketball was like that. Young women busting butt for its own sake.

There is no longer “nobility” in Sports. LeBron is just following in the footsteps of Tiger, Kobe, McGwire, Pete Rose, … right down to Marion Jones lying about steroids. Even children, Danny Almonte in Little League; a baseball scandal without the big buxs.

So why should I care?

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(1) booboisie (boob’wa-ze) n. The class of the population composed of the stupid and gullible.

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INTERESTING: Where’s Alex?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2009/06/palin-vs-letterman.html

ABC News: The Note
Palin vs. Letterman
June 11, 2009 8:11 AM

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Klein ABC News’ Rick Klein reports:

Gov. Sarah Palin and her husband, Todd, are swinging back at David Letterman, after the talk-show host made the Alaska governor and her family the focus of a series of off-color jokes.

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But it was a line in Letterman’s monologue that set off a firestorm: “One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game, during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez.”

Palin was in New York with her 14-year-old daughter, Willow.

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Letterman should get a suspension like Imus.

CBS used have standards!

We haven’t heard from Alex Rodriguez.

If I was Alex, I’d really be torqued.

If anything, he goes for older woman. Phyllis Diller might be more appropriate for Alex. He was “friends” with Madonna.

I’d like to see him nose2nose with Letterman.

Letterman wouldn’t have the stones to say that to Alex’s face. Nor, the Palins.

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: ALL politician lie; we just have to watch them

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0509/22401.html

Pelosi: Torture protest improper in ’03

TAGS: Congress, Jane Harman, Nancy Pelosi, Interrogation, Torture

By GLENN THRUSH & JOHN BRESNAHAN | 5/11/09 8:14 PM EDT

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi learned in early 2003 that the Bush administration was waterboarding terror detainees but didn’t protest directly out of respect for “appropriate” legislative channels, a confidant of the San Francisco Democrat said Monday.

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How can you tell when a politcian is lying?

When their lips are moving!

She wants it her way all the time regardless of facts or history.

They’re all the same.

And she’s THIRD in line to be PRESIDENT?!

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