H/T to Matthew at Bad Language.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.
While Gerald and Julie Kulesza (see below) have been basking in their victim-of-the-week turns on national TV shows, the public has rallied behind AirTran: 92 percent of the emails and phone calls flooding in to the company have been supportive of the flight crew’s decision to take the clueless parents and their out-of-control loinfruit off the flight. Full story below the fold.
Heads happily stuffed up their rears, the Kuleszas just couldn’t wait to whine in public about their travails at the hands of the big bad airlines.
But a funny thing happened on the way to their martyrdom: most members of the audience saw through the act. I just love it when that happens. (more…)
Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.
By now I guess you’ve heard or read about Elly Kulesza. She is the 3-year-old girl who, along with her parents Julie Kulesza and Gerald (Gerry) Kulesza, was escorted off an AirTran flight. The Kulesza family has starred in a lot of news coverage, including an appearance on ABC.
The headlines, and the associated ABC News poll, just mention that the kid was crying, and ask “Do you think children who cry uncontrollably should be removed from airplanes?”
Fer pete’s sake, people, the family wasn’t booted off the plane because the kid was crying. The problem was, that the child was not in her seat. FAA regulations prohibit the pilot from taking off unless all passengers are seated and buckled in. (more…)
From the news:
Dog takes bullet protecting owner
German Shepherd may lose limb after robbery
By Kristin Bender, STAFF WRITER
Last Updated:01/12/2007 02:32:59 AM PST
OAKLAND — An Oakland family’s German Shepherd could lose a leg after being shot by a robber Wednesday.
Buffy, a usually docile 100-pound dog, was shot once in her upper front left leg while trying to defend her owner, Will Bartley, outside his East Oakland home. He was not injured.
The rest is below the fold. (more…)
On this date 30 years ago I moved to Colorado.
On this date 20 years ago the Denver Broncos won a big NFL playoff game against the Cleveland Browns, in Cleveland: Elway and The Drive.
On this date last year, my little old dog Dusty died.
I’ve never regretted moving to Colorado.
I’ve had phases of following the Broncos and even going to the games.
I still miss Dusty a lot.
Today I have a routine appointment at the dentist, followed by a routine day at work (I hope it’s just routine). And I have 49 days left until retirement from this job.
But the blog doesn’t. The management apologizes to those (two or three) kind souls who browse by here now and then, for the lack of new content lately.
The proprietor has been otherwise occupied. With her job. And her life. Moving up to a big life change. Living and working through a couple of big bad holiday blizzards.
Things are fine. I’m just not here much. I’ll be back.