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Friday, June 16, 2017

and in other news...

United has given us yet another spectacular reason to NEVER fly them. (as if I needed more motivation)
United Airlines issued an apology Tuesday after a video was released of a Houston-based employee pushing a 71-year-old passenger to the floor during an argument over a ticket. The man was left lying there motionless. (source)
They offered an apology? For this?! Babies, they should be sued into extinction. Ya know – the mauling of David Dao makes the news and now this. How many other cases of violent, criminal abuse of their PAYING customers are out there? Seriously, this is starting to look like the old cockroach maxim – for every one you see there are a thousand more in the wall.

Interestingly, United will now offer $10,000 as incentive for customers to give up their seats. Hell’s bells, I’d be sorely tempted to book a flight IF being bumped (and so nicely compensated) was a sure thing. Of course, I’d wanna wear protective armor throughout.

Coco’s made it clear that she
needs me to spend more quality
 time with her today..
And did you hear about this? Trump told James “Ooker” Eskridge, the mayor of an island in the Chesapeake Bay that's shrinking by 15 feet EVERY year, that "he shouldn’t worry about rising sea levels” and his "island has been there for hundreds of years, and I believe your island will be there for hundreds more."

Rilly now. How empty is this plague of BS?
The island’s 450 residents, many of whom are descendants of its first settlers in the 17th century, are desperate. Scientists predict they will have to abandon the island in 50 years if nothing is done.
I only mention it but the mayor sounds none too bright. While he’s concerned about the island’s shrinkage, he feels it’s caused not by sea level rising due to climate change but by erosion due to the “Chesapeake’s water pounding on the island’s shores.” 

Emmmmm…Dude, two plus two equals four. Sea level rise and erosion go hand in hand, mon ami. Obvs, logic and reason aren't prerequisites for the island's mayor gig.

Other tidbits from the fetid, putrescent executive branch of our government.
And, finally, it’s a beautiful Friday morning.

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