Incompetent Diversity-Hire Gay Mayor Pete Can't Do a Thing About Another Weekend of a Thousand-Plus Flight Cancellations, Nor the Ongoing Pilot Shortage

The important thing is that all those cancelled flights mean that less jet fuel was burned and less CO2 -- The Invisible Killer -- was released into the atmosphere.


Flight attendant union rep says US air travel is suffering a 'breakdown' and the 'job is not sustainable' for overstretched staff - as American travelers are hit by another weekend of travel chaos with more than 1,000 cancelations

More than 1,000 flights within, into or out of the United States were canceled or delayed over the weekend as America's summer of travel chaos continued

As many as 912 flights were canceled as of 8 p.m. Sunday and thousands delayed
US flight attendant Allie Malis, who is also a government affairs representative, says the unpredictable schedules caused by cancellations and delays is tough

This weekend's mayhem comes as Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has proposed expanding the circumstances in which travelers can claim refunds

Oh, he can't do anything to address the problem, but he can go beyond his actual powers to compel private businesses to issue refunds. So he can play Tyrant to impose a Band-Aid solution, huh?


US air travel is suffering a 'breakdown' and the 'job is not sustainable' for overstretched staff, a flight attendant union rep warns as American travelers are hit by another weekend of travel chaos with more than 1,000 cancelations.

America's airport nightmares continued on Friday as thunderstorms on the East Coast halted thousands of planes.

According to FlightAware, which tracks the status of flights around the world, 1,142 flights within, into or out of the United States were called off on Friday, while 3,944 flights were delayed.

Cancellations due to storms are to be expected -- but this keeps happening.

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US flight attendant Allie Malis, who is also the government affairs representative at the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, a union representing American Airlines air crew, told CNN Travel her thoughts on the chaos.

'There's some kind of breakdown happening that I believe should be preventable,' Malis said.

She described 'uncomfortable' situations where crew members, having been delayed on incoming flights, would find themselves sprinting through the airport to make their next flight.

'Sometimes the passengers are cheering that you're arriving because it means their plane's going to go, or even that they're upset -- they think it's your fault that the flight has been delayed when you can't work two flights at once, although I'm sure the airlines wish we could,' Malis said.

Many airlines cut back and have operated with a skeleton staff for the better part of the last two years due to the pandemic. But now that travel demand is back, the airline industry is struggling to keep up.

Let's talk about that.

Karol Markowicz made a very good point in June: The airlines received $50 billion during the pandemic to keep paying their staffs, even though there was little air travel.

The airlines took this money... and then promptly began shedding staff.

If you've flown recently, or attempted to, it might have gone something like this: Your 1 p.m. flight became a 5 p.m. flight that became a midnight flight before being summarily canceled. No explanation is given. The next flights out are already fully booked, but they have a middle seat with two stopovers leaving next week if that still works for you.

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According to FlightAware, a website that tracks flight cancellations and delays, there were 1,629 delays and 631 cancellations "within, into, or out of the United States" just Sunday. This was only by noon. Cancellations and delays become more likely as the day progresses.

Why are these frequent delays happening? Airlines cite post-pandemic demand being high. That's probably true, but people are excitedly booking seats on flights that allegedly exist only to have them not exist when it's time to travel. That's not the fault of demand.

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Then there's the pilot shortage. Why would there be a pilot shortage, the average flyer screams into the void. In one of the dumbest moves possible, pilots were encouraged to retire early to avoid being laid off during the pandemic.

But here is exactly where the poor performance of airlines becomes a bigger deal than just a business failing to deliver quality service to the customer. Throughout the last two years, airlines received more than $50 billion in pandemic relief money. Our money. Congress has tried to demand answers about how that money was spent, but just like all of their other boondoggles, they could not come up with any clear answers.

That money was meant to preserve jobs and save an industry. Pilots, pretty important to the whole flying thing, should never have been encouraged off the job. Instead, the industry is in disarray, staff were laid off anyway and the money is gone.

She also points out that pilots who refused to get vaccinated were fired.

Now, I know people who got PPP loans. Those loans have to be paid back... unless you followed the government's criteria, in which case the loans are forgiven.

The biggest criterion of PPP loan forgiveness was that you keep on your full staff and continue paying them. Basically PPP was given to businesses to keep paying staff.

If the airlines encouraged pilots to retire early to avoid being laid off, then they did not follow PPP rules, and should pay that $50 billion back.

I'm pretty sure, though, that airlines got a special stack of cash without the normal rules that every other non-Protected business was required to follow.

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1 We're boned

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at August 08, 2022 02:24 PM (N1tpc)

2 Which, come to think of it, is probably the way the Sec. of Trans. likes it.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at August 08, 2022 02:24 PM (N1tpc)

3 Not a pleasant experience for the rest of us, though.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at August 08, 2022 02:25 PM (N1tpc)

4 OK, now I'll read the content.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at August 08, 2022 02:25 PM (N1tpc)

5 How about nooning, instead?

Posted by: Virginia SoCon at August 08, 2022 02:26 PM (a/dOO)

6 nooding, that is.

Posted by: Virginia SoCon at August 08, 2022 02:26 PM (a/dOO)

7 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 02:26 PM (Zz0t1)

8 All of the Sundowner Installation appointments are by Intersectionaly check offs, need to fill in all the little groups without a care if they can do the job.

Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2022 02:26 PM (k8B25)

9 I'm pretty sure, though, that airlines got a special stack of cash without the normal rules that every other non-Protected business was required to follow.

They did.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 08, 2022 02:27 PM (vcv8B)

10 There's a 50% chance he's the establishment's choice to replace Biden.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 08, 2022 02:27 PM (LvTSG)

11 She also points out that pilots who refused to get vaccinated were fired.

This is key. They fired people for not taking the experimental gene therapy shot that is proving to be dangerous and nearly worthless against the virus and now they don't have enough people to do the job.

Making matters worse is that the unions protect people who just refuse to show up because they didn't want to work that day or partied too hard the previous night.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 08, 2022 02:27 PM (Ivdso)

12 Friends who are pilots have been annoyed with this kind of incompetence for years. My last flight was 2011, and I imagine that's quite likely to be my last flight, even though I'm 29.

Posted by: Catherine at August 08, 2022 02:27 PM (ZSsrh)

13 The airline executives are part of the ruling class. They can't be expected to follow the same rules that some rube with a SMALL business has to follow!

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at August 08, 2022 02:27 PM (N1tpc)

14 Maybe Petey was on "Maternity Leave Part Deux..."

Posted by: Greyman27 at August 08, 2022 02:28 PM (RKLPC)

15 Speaking of Mayor Pete I see another gay couple that adopted children is in the news - because they used they kids to make CP videos and pass around to their friends.

IIRC the same reason that Russia stopped allowing gay adoptions because this keeps happening.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 02:28 PM (ESjRY)

16 If they have to issue refunds, then a new business model will be created.

You'll have to drive to the airport to and pay at the counter just before expected departure.

There will be no reservations. First come, first serve.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 08, 2022 02:28 PM (zajeO)

17 US air travel is suffering a 'breakdown' and the 'job is not sustainable' for overstretched staff, a flight attendant union rep warns as American travelers are hit by another weekend of travel chaos with more than 1,000 cancelations.

Glad you posted about this, Ace. Son just stepped back from his management position because his higher-up will just not listen to him about this.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 08, 2022 02:28 PM (DRSnL)

18 I'm pretty sure, though, that airlines got a special stack of cash without the normal rules that every other non-Protected business was required to follow.

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America will collapse and the terrorists will win if poorly run airlines go bankrupt and their assets go to people who can manage them better.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 08, 2022 02:28 PM (LvTSG)

19
This is key. They fired people for not taking the experimental gene therapy shot that is proving to be dangerous and nearly worthless against the virus and now they don't have enough people to do the job.


Then: If you just get the shot you can never get COVID

Now: No one ever said getting the shot would stop you from getting COVID

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 02:29 PM (ESjRY)

20 All of the Sundowner Installation appointments are by Intersectionaly check offs, need to fill in all the little groups without a care if they can do the job.

That's because the left doesn't hire people for jobs, they cast people for jobs, like a movie. They're looking for certain traits and physical characteristics, not skills and ability or experience.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 08, 2022 02:29 PM (Ivdso)

21 In case you are wondering what life is like for a totally incompetent boob in Biden's America, I offer to you as an example, Pete Buttegieg.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 08, 2022 02:29 PM (fs1hN)

22 CO2 is silent but deadly? I thought that was methane.

Posted by: Wally at August 08, 2022 02:29 PM (FJYfm)

23
I'm still on maternity leave.

Posted by: Secretary GayDad at August 08, 2022 02:29 PM (1Nxff)

24 Did *any* union actually really fight over clot shot mandates?

I remember a few police unions pretend fought over the mandates...but I don't remember a single strike.

Odd that isn't it?

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 02:30 PM (ESjRY)

25 Mayor Pete can ask for states to have the National Guard fly commercial planes, right?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 08, 2022 02:30 PM (llON8)

26 The Biden administration is the most incompetent bunch ever. They're stealing money and doing nothing but destruction.

Fuck them all.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 02:30 PM (Zz0t1)

27 yeah, the whole airline travel thing is a disaster. i had a trip beginning of June that was an absolute mess. multiple cancellations and rerouts trying to get to Africa for work. and the airline was less that useless. just "hey, you're flight is cancelled" period. no "you're on this flight now, or call us, or anything" just you're shit out of luck. have a good day.

or fuck off, we don't care which...

Posted by: SturmToddler (po3vF) at August 08, 2022 02:30 PM (p03vF)

28 I have an international flight in two months. I'm trying to figure out if I can get a direct flight instead of one with layovers. I figure every leg of a trip is playing Russian roulette with three loaded instead of one. The problem is that the carrier offering a direct flight is not on the normally approved list.

Posted by: Virginia SoCon at August 08, 2022 02:30 PM (a/dOO)

29
Buttigieg is a smarmy, ineffectual, out-of-his-depth professional loser and grifter with zero charisma and less brains.

He'd be a perfect Republican, except that he left the closet.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 08, 2022 02:30 PM (IXpV7)

30 But I bet the airline CEO's, top execs, and board members all get huge bonuses, despite the airlines' shitty performance.

And that's what really matters.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at August 08, 2022 02:30 PM (MvHI3)

31 The airlines received $50 billion during the pandemic to keep paying their staffs, even though there was little air travel.

..


Heh

Posted by: SHRUGS at August 08, 2022 02:30 PM (9FBGz)

32 Mayor Pete can ask for states to have the National Guard fly commercial planes, right?

Sorry I'm going to need them when China invades Taiwan.

To bomb Russians in Donbass

Posted by: Gen Milley at August 08, 2022 02:30 PM (ESjRY)

33 You know, if we just shut the country down, everything will be peachy.

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at August 08, 2022 02:30 PM (QYPq3)

34 We're boned

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at August 08, 2022 02:24 PM (N1tpc)

Well, that is the plan.

Posted by: Comrade Flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 08, 2022 02:31 PM (U3uv2)

35 I'm so disgusted with the entire thing that I may never step foot inside another airport or airplane again (it's been four years thus far).

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 08, 2022 02:31 PM (FQySU)

36 33 You know, if we just shut the country down, everything will be peachy.
Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at August 08, 2022 02:30 PM (QYPq3)

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"Trump lost. It's all great!"
-Leftist who lost xir's job and is now starving on the street

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 08, 2022 02:31 PM (LvTSG)

37 I wonder who the FA unions all endorsed for president. And pilot unions too.

Hmmmmmmmmm

LOLGF bitches.

Pilots and FAs get paid for time in the air. A 2 hour delay is an unpaid 2 hours for them. Cancelled flight is cancelled pay. So suffer assholes, suffer bigly.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 08, 2022 02:31 PM (3vQN0)

38 The Biden administration is the most incompetent bunch ever. They're stealing money and doing nothing but destruction.

Fuck them all.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 02:30 PM (Zz0t1)


But if they're stealing money while doing nothing, are they really incompetent? Or just competent in ways that don't do us any good, but are really helpful to them personally?

Posted by: Wally at August 08, 2022 02:31 PM (FJYfm)

39 Mayor Pete is a deep state plant.

Posted by: mr tmz at August 08, 2022 02:31 PM (rJ48h)

40 23
I'm still on maternity leave.
Posted by: Secretary GayDad at August 08, 2022 02:29 PM (1Nxff)

All gheys should be on maternity leave during PRIDE MONTH!

Posted by: Thrawn at August 08, 2022 02:31 PM (Rl7KJ)

41 She also points out that pilots who refused to get vaccinated were fired.

Not to mention several of those who gave in to remain employed have died of Suddenly.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 08, 2022 02:31 PM (llON8)

42 Good.

Most folks don't need to fly anywhere anyways.

Stay the hell home and maybe clean it once in awhile.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 08, 2022 02:32 PM (2CExO)

43 Government "solution" to every government created problem: throw many, many, many billions of dollars at it. Oh, that didn't fix the problem? Just throw many, many, many more billions of dollars at it.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

GOP: send us more money please so we can make a big show of almost but not really ever stopping any of this.

Posted by: TheMitch at August 08, 2022 02:32 PM (cDITE)

44
Harris and Buttigieg are vying for Worst Member of the Biden Administration. That is, 2024 frontrunners.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 08, 2022 02:32 PM (1Nxff)

45 18-1, Southwest's union fought the hardest. No one got fired that I know of.

Posted by: Catherine at August 08, 2022 02:32 PM (ZSsrh)

46 Is maternity leave allowed during McCain's funeral?

Posted by: In Reel Life (yes, dummy, on purpose) at August 08, 2022 02:32 PM (QYPq3)

47 29
Buttigieg is a smarmy, ineffectual, out-of-his-depth professional loser and grifter with zero charisma and less brains.



We could use a guy like that.
- National Review

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 08, 2022 02:33 PM (3vQN0)

48 44
Harris and Buttigieg are vying for Worst Member of the Biden Administration. That is, 2024 frontrunners.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 08, 2022 02:32 PM (1Nxff)

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And Newsom thinks he has a shot. Dude is white AND straight.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 08, 2022 02:33 PM (LvTSG)

49 Not to mention several of those who gave in to remain employed have died of Suddenly.

A simple google search shows that "died unexpectedly" as a news headline has *doubled* since the clot shot role out.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 02:33 PM (ESjRY)

50 Firing pilots, cabin crew, ground workers... Basically destroying the capacity of airlines to operate at peak.

Don't think for a second this was unexpected.

Posted by: trev006 at August 08, 2022 02:33 PM (W5Yhi)

51 The wife and I vowed never to fly again thanks to the mask and vaccine mandate.

Posted by: Darth Randall at August 08, 2022 02:33 PM (zL564)

52 She also points out that pilots who refused to get vaccinated were fired.



Flight attendants as well. And once one of the crew for a flight hours out for the week, they are done flying, even if the plane has already boarded. If they can't track someone down to join the flight, the flight is cancelled. I have seen it happen.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 08, 2022 02:33 PM (lTGtQ)

53 29
Buttigieg is a smarmy, ineffectual, out-of-his-depth professional loser and grifter with zero charisma and less brains.

He'd be a perfect Republican, except that he left the closet.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at August 08, 2022 02:30 PM (IXpV7)

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He won the Iowa caucuses in 2020. Does anyone else remember that?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 08, 2022 02:33 PM (LvTSG)

54 Friends who are pilots have been annoyed with this kind of incompetence for years. My last flight was 2011, and I imagine that's quite likely to be my last flight, even though I'm 29.
Posted by: Catherine

Happy Birthday !

Posted by: JT at August 08, 2022 02:33 PM (T4tVD)

55
But if they're stealing money while doing nothing, are they really incompetent? Or just competent in ways that don't do us any good, but are really helpful to them personally?
Posted by: Wally at August 08, 2022 02:31 PM (FJYfm)



Well, yeah.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 02:33 PM (Zz0t1)

56 All of the Sundowner Installation appointments are by Intersectionaly check offs, need to fill in all the little groups without a care if they can do the job.

That's because the left doesn't hire people for jobs, they cast people for jobs, like a movie. They're looking for certain traits and physical characteristics, not skills and ability or experience.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 08, 2022 02:29 PM (Ivdso)

This crew is not in the business of providing solutions. The destruction IS the plan.

Posted by: Comrade Flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 08, 2022 02:33 PM (U3uv2)

57 Hiya

Posted by: JT at August 08, 2022 02:33 PM (T4tVD)

58 When referring to Buttegeig, should add "McKinsey Consultant". I don't think anything can be as damaging to McKinsey's brand as to remind people that this total incompetent was employed by them. They deserve the taint by association.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 08, 2022 02:34 PM (fs1hN)

59 Flight attendant union rep says US air travel is suffering a 'breakdown' and the 'job is not sustainable' for overstretched staff - as American travelers are hit by another weekend of travel chaos with more than 1,000 cancelations


Funny. I had zero cancellations for the last ten years.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 08, 2022 02:34 PM (j+4+t)

60
Anne Heche is a great driver. She can probably fly a plane just as well.

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 08, 2022 02:34 PM (TldeD)

61 She also points out that pilots who refused to get vaccinated were fired.

I believe some of the airline pilots were able to defeat the jab mandates.

Posted by: kallisto at August 08, 2022 02:34 PM (dCxaZ)

62 I’m flying in a few weeks, past the summer peak. Hopefully it will have calmed down by then.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 08, 2022 02:34 PM (3vQN0)

63 15 Speaking of Mayor Pete I see another gay couple that adopted children is in the news - because they used they kids to make CP videos and pass around to their friends.

IIRC the same reason that Russia stopped allowing gay adoptions because this keeps happening.
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That Georgia story is about the third one I've read this year. And we know that the number of these perverts who get caught is probably just a tiny fraction of the total number doing it.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at August 08, 2022 02:34 PM (MvHI3)

64 >>> 60
Anne Heche is a great driver. She can probably fly a plane just as well.
Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at August 08, 2022 02:34 PM (TldeD)

Didn't she also date famous pilot Harrison Ford?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 08, 2022 02:34 PM (llON8)

65 Your 1 p.m. flight became a 5 p.m. flight that became a midnight flight before being summarily canceled. No explanation is given. The next flights out are already fully booked, but they have a middle seat with two stopovers leaving next week if that still works for you.

________________________

I had this exact scenario last week. I said fuck it, give me back my suitcase, I'm going home.

Ended up getting another flight the next day to get to work. PITA

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 08, 2022 02:35 PM (S+j2h)

66 The point of the US government is to steal from the American people on behalf of the people IN the government and their friends and clients.

The Biden administration is by no means incompetent in that regard.

Making life worse for the proles? I mean they see it as an added benefit but it is not the point.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 02:35 PM (ESjRY)

67
I drove from Houston to Lancaster, PA rather than go through the torture of flying. I had a great time, even if I was paying $4.50 a gallon for gas.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 08, 2022 02:35 PM (1Nxff)

68 63
That Georgia story is about the third one I've read this year. And we know that the number of these perverts who get caught is probably just a tiny fraction of the total number doing it.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at August 08, 2022 02:34 PM (MvHI3)

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Not every gay couple puts their adopted children in porn, but every gun owner killed kids at Parkland.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 08, 2022 02:35 PM (LvTSG)

69 "Give us $50B or we will shoot our dog"

"They" felt airlines had to be saved to maintain the economy, or so they said. Maybe it was just airline lobbyists and grifters getting their share of the Emergency Extravaganza of "Free Money by the Trillion" being doled out everywhere (to the connected).

Emergency, Emergency, Everyone to get off of the Street.

Posted by: illiniwek at August 08, 2022 02:35 PM (Cus5s)

70 He won the Iowa caucuses in 2020. Does anyone else remember that?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 08, 2022 02:33 PM (LvTSG)


If anyone knows how to arouse a caucus, it's Mayor Pete.

Or Kamala. She should have stuck around for that.

Posted by: Wally at August 08, 2022 02:35 PM (FJYfm)

71 One more reason to hate the U. of Notre Dame.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 08, 2022 02:35 PM (atmen)

72 I thought there was a diversity hiring program that airlines started to rectify the shutting out of qualified pilots from disadvantage communities that had previously been victim to racially-biased systemic hiring practices.

How could there be a shortage?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 08, 2022 02:35 PM (zajeO)

73 Pothole Pete showed that he couldn't fill potholes so what do the Democrats do?

Promote him.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at August 08, 2022 02:35 PM (/o+Ek)

74 Our leaders seem to be in the "looting the palace while the crowd gathers" phase.

Posted by: Zek at August 08, 2022 02:35 PM (OzNIz)

75 Fuck the airlines.

They imposed a patently illegal mask mandate. They fired pilots and crew who refused to get the wholly experimental Kung Flu shot. They gleefully smacked around, threw off and arrested anyone who dared question them or even slip the slave masks off to eat or drink.

And I'm supposed to care that these state drones are stressed out, angry, burned out and feel everyone is against them?

Fuck you. You swallowed Caesar's cock, now choke on it, assholes.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 08, 2022 02:35 PM (AW0uW)

76 But here is exactly where the poor performance of airlines becomes a bigger deal than just a business failing to deliver quality service to the customer. Throughout the last two years, airlines received more than $50 billion in pandemic relief money. Our money. Congress has tried to demand answers about how that money was spent, but just like all of their other boondoggles, they could not come up with any clear answers.
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It was stolen, just like the vast amounts of money fired out of the Washington Money Cannon in other areas. And it was "supposed" to be to protect workforce, but was that in the actual act? The airlines weren't PPP stuff, they got their own bailout. Was it actually a requirement to not lay those guys off? I doubt it.

So they fired people anyway and business was slow, then they fired people who stayed because they didn't want to get the shots, and now everything is fucked. Okay.

So why not rehire people? Why can't they recruit? Pay not good enough? Too many people left with a bitter taste in their mouths over how they were treated over the past two years, and so refuse? What gives. Can they not hire for some reason, or do they just not want to?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 02:36 PM (WWh8n)

77 So basically we played welfare games and won welfare prizes? Typical.

Posted by: CppThis at August 08, 2022 02:36 PM (UewuT)

78 wow I'm really not happy about this SRI backwards thing
couple with the bank reporting rule they want to change we are in for a financial panopticon and that's before we consider the political persecution angle. the SRI has enormous power, then can simply freeze your accounts

Posted by: havel at August 08, 2022 02:36 PM (PRDNR)

79 Ace, why do you hate chestfeeders?

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at August 08, 2022 02:36 PM (sWM8x)

80 Oh, he can't do anything to address the problem, but he can go beyond his actual powers to compel private businesses to issue refunds. So he can play Tyrant to impose a Band-Aid solution, huh?
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It's consistent, if nothing else.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 02:36 PM (WWh8n)

81 The qualifications for many federal jobs were changed. In this particular situation, the qualification was to be a flaming homosexual with no experience in transportation.

The energy secretary was hired because she has breasts. The fact that she doesn't even know how much oil the US uses in a year is irrelevant.

We have a vice admiral whose only qualification is that he is a mentally ill man who wears a dress.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 08, 2022 02:36 PM (lTGtQ)

82 A monkeypox upon you.

Posted by: Zek at August 08, 2022 02:36 PM (OzNIz)

83 I'm still on maternity leave.
Posted by: Secretary GayDad at August 08, 2022 02:29 PM (1Nxff)

All gheys should be on maternity leave during PRIDE MONTH!

Posted by: Thrawn at August 08, 2022 02:31 PM (Rl7KJ)

He's recuperating from PRIDE month, you know, from all the random sodomy.

Posted by: Comrade Flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 08, 2022 02:36 PM (U3uv2)

84 >>> 66 The point of the US government is to steal from the American people on behalf of the people IN the government and their friends and clients.

The Biden administration is by no means incompetent in that regard.

Making life worse for the proles? I mean they see it as an added benefit but it is not the point.
Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 02:35 PM (ESjRY)

I think there are several factions and some are mostly / only interested in grift and others *do* get their jollies fcking over the proles.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 08, 2022 02:36 PM (llON8)

85 Speaking of Mayor Pete I see another gay couple that adopted children is in the news - because they used they kids to make CP videos and pass around to their friends.

IIRC the same reason that Russia stopped allowing gay adoptions because this keeps happening.
Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 02:28 PM (ESjRY)

Anyone willing to bet that Bootygag and his "husband" would not do that, if they thought they could get away with it? There seem to be no boundaries for those people.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 08, 2022 02:36 PM (YMB+f)

86 That Georgia story is about the third one I've read this year. And we know that the number of these perverts who get caught is probably just a tiny fraction of the total number doing it.

They tend to be coy about the details as well. Most of the news stories I've seen refuse to mention the adopters are gay leftwing activists - you have to go search their names separately.

I suspect if people from The National Right To Life committee were caught doing this sh*t it would be THE point of discussion for a month each time.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 02:37 PM (ESjRY)

87 We have a vice admiral whose only qualification is that he is a mentally ill man who wears a dress.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 08, 2022 02:36 PM (lTGtQ)

Don't forget nuclear dog boy.

Posted by: Comrade Flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 08, 2022 02:37 PM (U3uv2)

88 So soon after pride Month?

It's just a wee minkey pox blister.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at August 08, 2022 02:37 PM (kPy0C)

89
When referring to Buttegeig, should add "McKinsey Consultant". I don't think anything can be as damaging to McKinsey's brand as to remind people that this total incompetent was employed by them. They deserve the taint by association.
Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 08, 2022 02:34 PM (fs1hN)

___________

I think the McKinsey brand is ruined just looking at all the damage their consultants have caused.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 08, 2022 02:37 PM (1Nxff)

90 no gay couple should be allowed to adopt children there I said it

Posted by: havel at August 08, 2022 02:37 PM (PRDNR)

91 85 Anyone willing to bet that Bootygag and his "husband" would not do that, if they thought they could get away with it? There seem to be no boundaries for those people.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 08, 2022 02:36 PM (YMB+f)

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It's not like he would consider himself one of the anointed, free from consequences, or anything.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 08, 2022 02:37 PM (LvTSG)

92 39 Mayor Pete is a deep state plant.
Posted by: mr tmz at August 08, 2022 02:31 PM (rJ48h)
_________

He's dumber than a plant. I suppose it is possible to act as incompetent as he is, but it seems to come too naturally to him to be an act.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 08, 2022 02:37 PM (fs1hN)

93 I agree with TJM, Buttabuddy is the next VP pick by The Ho, probably next January

Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2022 02:37 PM (k8B25)

94 So Pete reminding us he's gay didn't really solve the problems the way he thought it would?

Posted by: NR Pax at August 08, 2022 02:38 PM (4olE8)

95 If yiu want to decrease the chances of delays or cancellations, book the earliest flight you can. 6am flights are cancelled or delayed a lot less than 6pm flights. First flights of the day have nothing to back them up, other than mechanic issues. And crews are already there, they don’t have to fly in. But as the day progresses, weather and other delays build up and have a cascading effect on the entire network.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 08, 2022 02:38 PM (3vQN0)

96 Has anyone ever seen Peter Buttigieg and Mr Bean together in the same room?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 08, 2022 02:38 PM (eGTCV)

97 CO2 the Invisible killer.
Such a killer greenhouses actually add more to force blooms out of season. Makes plants larger, lusher, greener.
What a killer. Death by an abundance of life, courtesy of one of the building blocks of life.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at August 08, 2022 02:38 PM (MFphb)

98 I liked this comment from Twitter:


The End Times @TheAgeofShoddy
Aug 7
There is a tale to be told of how domestic institutionalization and the financialization and competitive spiral enabled by globalization created particularly cynical millennial strivers who (often correctly) view success as resume-building alone.

Buttigieg is their perfection.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 08, 2022 02:38 PM (wmDcS)

99 Pete Pox should be the real name

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 08, 2022 02:38 PM (S+j2h)

100
He won the Iowa caucuses in 2020. Does anyone else remember that?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 08, 2022 02:33 PM (LvTSG)

_________

There was an actual result from the Iowa caucuses?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 08, 2022 02:38 PM (1Nxff)

101 Fist!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 08, 2022 02:39 PM (yikp0)

102
Mayor Pete can ask for states to have the National Guard fly commercial planes, right?



Except that a LOT of commercial pilots are also NG pilots. Not to mention that it's not so easy to just plug a C-130 pilot into the cockpit of an Airbus A320 without a shitton of training.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 08, 2022 02:39 PM (n+4am)

103 I haven't been on a plane since before Covid.

I haven't missed it one bit.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 02:39 PM (Zz0t1)

104 93 I agree with TJM, Buttabuddy is the next VP pick by The Ho, probably next January
Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2022 02:37 PM (k8B25)

===========

Not a prediction:

Biden steps down/dies in 2023. Kamala assumes the presidency. Kamala nominates Buttigieg to be VP.

McCarthy and McConnell push through the vote quickly, using GOPe and Democrat votes to get it through, and it proves the breaking point at which the MAGA wing of the party gets sporty.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 08, 2022 02:39 PM (LvTSG)

105 So why not rehire people? Why can't they recruit?

Everywhere is having trouble hiring people, and generally with ever higher salaries.

Yet we have fewer people actually working then ever before in history.

It is perplexing. Are more people on the dole? Are they working in the black market? Or are they just putting it on their credit cards?

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 02:39 PM (ESjRY)

106 Hundred and fist!

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 08, 2022 02:39 PM (yikp0)

107 CO2 is silent but deadly? I thought that was methane.
Posted by: Wally at August 08, 2022 02:29 PM (FJYfm)

Pure methane is odorless, too. it's the "congeners" that cause the problem.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 08, 2022 02:39 PM (YMB+f)

108 100
He won the Iowa caucuses in 2020. Does anyone else remember that?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 08, 2022 02:33 PM (LvTSG)

_________

There was an actual result from the Iowa caucuses?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 08, 2022 02:38 PM (1Nxff)

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There was a result. It was dodgy as fuck and made no sense. So...you know, par for 2020.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 08, 2022 02:39 PM (LvTSG)

109 90 no gay couple should be allowed to adopt children there I said it
Posted by: havel at August 08, 2022 02:37 PM (PRDNR)

I agree with you. Their lifestyle is, by definition, barren. Why would they think they have a right to children?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 08, 2022 02:40 PM (eGTCV)

110 I haven't been on a plane since before Covid.

I haven't missed it one bit.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 02:39 PM (Zz0t1)
++++
I hate flying. I had to fly for work sometimes, and maybe again in the future. If all goes according to plan, I'll be flying again soon (one-way - drive back, can't take my car out with me) and that will hopefully be the last personal flight I ever have to take.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 02:40 PM (WWh8n)

111 In case you are wondering what life is like for a totally incompetent boob in Biden's America, I offer to you as an example, Pete Buttegieg.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 08, 2022 02:29 PM (fs1hN)

--------

Like all the rest, the only thing they succeed at is failing. Top. Homos.

Out: Men Without Chests.
In: Men With Chest-feeders.

Posted by: ShainS -- Welcome to the boneyard, it gets worse here every day at August 08, 2022 02:40 PM (FQySU)

112 "The airlines took this money... and then promptly began shedding staff."

I worked in conventions and this happened to me. As soon as the govt stopped paying businesses to keep employees because the "economy improved", I was fired.

Posted by: G. Gnome will not comply at August 08, 2022 02:40 PM (OQcPl)

113 I fully believe that Buttigieg was picked for Secretary of Transportation as a resume enhancer, because he was supposed to be Harris's VP once Biden stepped aside.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 08, 2022 02:40 PM (wmDcS)

114 Has anyone ever seen Peter Buttigieg and Mr Bean together in the same room?

Rowan Atkinson has said a few positive things about free speech which is more then Bootyjizz has done of course.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 02:40 PM (ESjRY)

115 89 I think the McKinsey brand is ruined just looking at all the damage their consultants have caused.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 08, 2022 02:37 PM (1Nxff)


*looks at former employer*

Well, yer not wrong!

Posted by: CppThis at August 08, 2022 02:40 PM (UewuT)

116 Makes one proud to be a taxpayer, right?
(tie-in w previous thread...)

Posted by: gourmand du jour, with capers at August 08, 2022 02:40 PM (jTmQV)

117 There was an actual result from the Iowa caucuses?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 08, 2022 02:38 PM (1Nxff)

He was all over those caucuses, precious.

Posted by: Smeagol at August 08, 2022 02:41 PM (U3uv2)

118
Not to mention that it's not so easy to just plug a C-130 pilot into the cockpit of an Airbus A320 without a shitton of training.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 08, 2022 02:39 PM (n+4am)

________

In Star Wars everyone just hops into a completely unfamiliar spaceship and off they go.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 08, 2022 02:41 PM (1Nxff)

119 It would probably also help if the feeder jobs that produce the pilots that eventually get hired by the airlines paid more than peanuts. My understanding is that you make more as a brand new bus driver than you do as someone fresh out of flight school working their first job.

Posted by: junior at August 08, 2022 02:41 PM (6STwu)

120 >>> 103 I haven't been on a plane since before Covid.

I haven't missed it one bit.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 02:39 PM (Zz0t1)

I had two flights in the early 2010s for a job and that was after a gap since.... maybe 2005.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 08, 2022 02:41 PM (llON8)

121 It’s an insult to boobs to call Pete Bootyjizz one.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 08, 2022 02:41 PM (atmen)

122 _________

He's dumber than a plant. I suppose it is possible to act as incompetent as he is, but it seems to come too naturally to him to be an act.
Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 08, 2022 02:37 PM (fs1hN)



Did someone say plant?

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at August 08, 2022 02:41 PM (Zz0t1)

123 Wouldn't Pete be better qualified to head up the Monkeypox task force? Kumala could also serve him, er, along with him.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at August 08, 2022 02:41 PM (TNyrE)

124 I agree with you. Their lifestyle is, by definition, barren. Why would they think they have a right to children?

I remember that lesbian couple that adopted a van full of kids and then drove them off a cliff. Literally.

Of course lesbians can always get pregnant themselves if they want - just hit the bars at closing hour...

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 02:41 PM (ESjRY)

125 Except that a LOT of commercial pilots are also NG pilots. Not to mention that it's not so easy to just plug a C-130 pilot into the cockpit of an Airbus A320 without a shitton of training.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 08, 2022 02:39 PM (n+4am)


"This is your captain speaking; we're currently over DIA. Flight attendants, prepare the cabin for a combat landing."

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 08, 2022 02:42 PM (wmDcS)

126 Speaking g of an insane and distorted job market. Panda Express in my burg is advertising $18-20 an hour for front line workers. And for managers $77-85k salary.

Minimum wage of $15 is long past the moot stage.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 08, 2022 02:42 PM (3vQN0)

127 I haven't been on a plane since before Covid.

I haven't missed it one bit.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 02:39 PM (Zz0t1)


I hate flying but I like MoMes. So...

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 08, 2022 02:42 PM (DRSnL)

128 The End Times @TheAgeofShoddy
Aug 7
There is a tale to be told of how domestic institutionalization and the financialization and competitive spiral enabled by globalization created particularly cynical millennial strivers who (often correctly) view success as resume-building alone.

Buttigieg is their perfection.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 08, 2022 02:38 PM (wmDcS)

Yet still can't change a tire or paint a house etc

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 08, 2022 02:42 PM (S+j2h)

129 It really is quite amazing that no one really dug into his performance as mayor.

I heard he sucked and is now the posterchild for failing upward.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 02:42 PM (Zz0t1)

130 Didn't some airlines force the clot shot on pilots? Get vaccinated or lose your job. Or am I misremembering?

Posted by: jewells45 at August 08, 2022 02:43 PM (nxdel)

131 I watched a documentary about the Black Thursday 8th Airforce raid on Schweinfurt. The intent was to destroy ball bearing tfactories thereby creating a production bottleneck given that German machines were more dependent on ball bearings than their Allied counterparts. I thought that Biden and Buttgiggity had, apparently, accidentally created more bottlenecks and done more damage than anything that raid accomplished or was intended to accomplish.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 08, 2022 02:43 PM (FVME7)

132 It is perplexing. Are more people on the dole? Are they working in the black market? Or are they just putting it on their credit cards?

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 02:39 PM (ESjRY)



A lot of people are working from home, like me.

I make $92 an hour and just made $21k last month!

Posted by: Sarah at August 08, 2022 02:43 PM (zajeO)

133
I hate flying but I like MoMes. So...
Posted by: Jordan61 at August 08, 2022 02:42 PM (DRSnL)



Agreed. But I'm limited to the Texas one, so....

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 02:43 PM (Zz0t1)

134 My understanding is that you make more as a brand new bus driver than you do as someone fresh out of flight school working their first job.
Posted by: junior at August 08, 2022 02:41 PM (6STwu)


And bus driving is pretty easy. The first time I drove a bus, I jumped a 50 foot gap in a freeway.

Posted by: Sandra Bullock at August 08, 2022 02:43 PM (FJYfm)

135 Just wait for the upcoming Diesel Exhaust Fluid shortage that is coming... will make the airline debacle look like nothing.

Not many years ago... the beliefs of our Transportation Secretary would have been considered insane. Now we see what happens when you put the insane, in charge.

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 08, 2022 02:43 PM (oHd/0)

136 I heard he sucked and is now the posterchild for failing upward.

No one in the junta is where they are because they are actually *good* at whatever role they filled. In each case it is because they are useful and loyal - to the junta.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 02:43 PM (ESjRY)

137 >>> 130 Didn't some airlines force the clot shot on pilots? Get vaccinated or lose your job. Or am I misremembering?
Posted by: jewells45 at August 08, 2022 02:43 PM (nxdel)

Most if not all tried; someone mentioned the SouthWest union successfully fought it.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 08, 2022 02:43 PM (llON8)

138 Why can't Mayor Pete just go to the hoods and send the lazy shiftless homeless to pilot training school?

How hard is that?

Posted by: torabora at August 08, 2022 02:44 PM (fbHXO)

139 We're boned

Posted by: Formerly Virginian

Well, that is the plan.
Posted by: Comrade Flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur

Out: You will own nothing and like it.
In: You will be boned and like it.

Posted by: She Hobbit at August 08, 2022 02:44 PM (ftFVW)

140 The Soviet Model.

Inefficiency coupled with bureaucratic largesse.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 08, 2022 02:44 PM (lf83v)

141 This was back in 2009, a friend of mine was flying CRJs for United. His was making a whopping $29k a year. I was shocked. I mean yeah that I sent try level for pilots but fuck, that is shit ass pay given the training required and the fact youknow, you have 70 people’s lives in your hands. So 13 years later I guess tht $29k is higher but probably no more than $40 or $45k.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 08, 2022 02:44 PM (3vQN0)

142 I make $92 an hour and just made $21k last month!

Piker

Posted by: Bella Thorne making $1M drinking tea in her underwear at August 08, 2022 02:44 PM (ESjRY)

143 Isn't requiring pilots to be trained racist or something?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 08, 2022 02:45 PM (eGTCV)

144 'There's some kind of breakdown happening that I believe should be preventable,' Malis said.
___

It is, but it won't be.

This is a controlled det of the economy, and everything failing is the result.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 08, 2022 02:45 PM (sH61M)

145 >>> 127 I haven't been on a plane since before Covid.

I haven't missed it one bit.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 02:39 PM (Zz0t1)

I hate flying but I like MoMes. So...
Posted by: Jordan61 at August 08, 2022 02:42 PM (DRSnL)

If I win the mega bucks - which would require me to purchase a ticket, hmm - I would buy at *least* one MoronJet.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 08, 2022 02:45 PM (llON8)

146 "Now, I know people who got PPP loans. Those loans have to be paid back... unless you followed the government's criteria, in which case the loans are forgiven.

The biggest criterion of PPP loan forgiveness was that you keep on your full staff and continue paying them. Basically PPP was given to businesses to keep paying staff."

Yea sure. PPP was a total scam and little more than bribes and payoffs for companies to pocket large sums of money and continue not to make waves about ridiculous lockdowns. I have personal experience with PPP and the criteria for waiving the payback. While my company played fair ball on the application and using the money for salaries, I know for sure at least a half-dozen companies in similar situations that lied on the app, pocketed the money while laying off employees, and still got all or some of the payback waived.

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 08, 2022 02:45 PM (iFTx/)

147 Friends who are pilots have been annoyed with this kind of incompetence for years. My last flight was 2011, and I imagine that's quite likely to be my last flight, even though I'm 29.
Posted by: Catherine at August 08, 2022 02:27 PM (ZSsrh)


Imagine for a moment that you're part of the "special" class. The kind of people who can blow off the Senate to catch their government supplied G5 to pop out to their favorite vacation destination. Do you think you care if the lesser people are inconvenienced? Why, their inconvenience just makes your experience sweeter.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 08, 2022 02:45 PM (GYIa4)

148 130 Didn't some airlines force the clot shot on pilots? Get vaccinated or lose your job. Or am I misremembering?

Posted by: jewells45 at August 08, 2022 02:43 PM (nxdel)


They did, but some airline pilots staged a sick-out and then their management was more "flexible" wrt exemptions.

United allowed 2k unjabbed employees back to work in March 2022.

Posted by: kallisto at August 08, 2022 02:45 PM (dCxaZ)

149 136 I heard he sucked and is now the posterchild for failing upward.

No one in the junta is where they are because they are actually *good* at whatever role they filled. In each case it is because they are useful and loyal - to the junta.
Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 02:43 PM (ESjRY)

==========

It's how machine politics work. Middle and upper management get invested with people who are only good at making those above them happy or are good at backstabbing. Fulfilling the jobs assigned to them isn't part of the equation at all.

It's a recipe for eventual collapse.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 08, 2022 02:45 PM (LvTSG)

150 Except that a LOT of commercial pilots are also NG pilots. Not to mention that it's not so easy to just plug a C-130 pilot into the cockpit of an Airbus A320 without a shitton of training.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 08, 2022 02:39 PM (n+4am)

"This is your captain speaking; we're currently over DIA. Flight attendants, prepare the cabin for a combat landing."
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile

"Flight attendants, please make sure everyone is strapped in and all items are locked down. We have received clearance for a military take off. When we hit the end of the runway, we will climb vertically thru 51,000 feet. Hold on!"

Posted by: rickb223 at August 08, 2022 02:45 PM (j+4+t)

151 I heard he sucked

Posted by: Sponge



Well, duh.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 08, 2022 02:45 PM (lTGtQ)

152 Just another 50 billion pissed away by our government. It makes the current 700 billion easier to take. /s

Posted by: Indignatio Vindacatorem at August 08, 2022 02:45 PM (I6rgD)

153 Truly churning was that "hospital picture" of the Bootyjuice couple with their infant.

It's one thing to be a couple in whatever floats your boat (fine, have at it, just leave the kids out of it).

Quite another to act as though you've participated in the timeless and holy mystery of the creation of life.

Posted by: Zek at August 08, 2022 02:45 PM (OzNIz)

154 Minimum wage of $15 is long past the moot stage.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 08, 2022 02:42 PM (3vQN0)

Couldn't legislate it. So they forced it with Adam Smith's Pimp Hand.

Posted by: Golfman at August 08, 2022 02:45 PM (zb5B0)

155 I flew this past weekend. We were specifically told the reason one flight was delayed is so they could bring in a substitute crew. They kept telling us this crew was NOT the regular crew for this particular airport/destination.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 08, 2022 02:46 PM (YV6PJ)

156 Just wait for the upcoming Diesel Exhaust Fluid shortage that is coming... will make the airline debacle look like nothing.
___

Yep.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 08, 2022 02:46 PM (sH61M)

157 IIRC the same reason that Russia stopped allowing gay adoptions because this keeps happening.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 02:28 PM (ESjRY)


You recall correctly.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at August 08, 2022 02:46 PM (GYIa4)

158 Minimum wage of $15 is long past the moot stage.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 08, 2022 02:42 PM (3vQN0)


Fight for $25!

Posted by: AOC at August 08, 2022 02:46 PM (9FBGz)

159 125 "This is your captain speaking; we're currently over DIA. Flight attendants, prepare the cabin for a combat landing."
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 08, 2022 02:42 PM (wmDcS)


Ah, I see you have experience flying Southwest.

Posted by: CppThis at August 08, 2022 02:46 PM (UewuT)

160 It really is quite amazing that no one really dug into his performance as mayor.

I heard he sucked and is now the posterchild for failing upward.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 02:42 PM (Zz0t1)


South Bend is a hellhole, but all that most Americans know of it is that it's the home to Notre Dame, and isn't the campus lovely? Mayor Pete banked on that ignorance for his support.
Some in the media did try to examine his record as mayor, but you can't criticize a gay Democrat, so that died off pretty quick.

Posted by: Sandra Bullock at August 08, 2022 02:46 PM (FJYfm)

161 @102
Except that a LOT of commercial pilots are also NG pilots. Not to mention that it's not so easy to just plug a C-130 pilot into the cockpit of an Airbus A320 without a shitton of training.

----

Yes, and no. As long as there aren't any serious problems, the big commercial planes can fly themselves. A few years ago I found a video on YouTube that showed a stewardess doing a simulated landing in an Airbus. So yeah, your C-130 pilot would probably be able to take-off and land no problem with minimal training.

The trouble is when things go wrong. Then a pilot needs to the proper safety training to know what to do. That's why the C-130 pilot would need extra training.

Posted by: junior at August 08, 2022 02:46 PM (6STwu)

162 >>> 144 'There's some kind of breakdown happening that I believe should be preventable,' Malis said.
___

It is, but it won't be.

This is a controlled det of the economy, and everything failing is the result.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 08, 2022 02:45 PM (sH61M)

I think the True Believers are stupid enough to think it really is "controlled"; I think the senior-most of Stan's asshoes (Soros, Gates, Schwab etc) know exactly what is happening and love it.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 08, 2022 02:46 PM (llON8)

163 They did, but some airline pilots staged a sick-out and then their management was more "flexible" wrt exemptions.

United allowed 2k unjabbed employees back to work in March 2022.
Posted by: kallisto at August 08, 2022 02:45 PM (dCxaZ)


Son works for Alaska. I kept asking him if he was going to get fired for not getting the shot, and he laughed and said no way. They were (and are) too short-handed to fire anyone.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 08, 2022 02:47 PM (DRSnL)

164 McCarthy and McConnell push through the vote quickly, using GOPe and Democrat votes to get it through, and it proves the breaking point at which the MAGA wing of the party gets sporty.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 08, 2022 02:39 PM (LvTSG)

That's a lot of GOPe votes in a bad environment for it in 2023. Doing so might FINALLY convince people that Congress delenda Est, but I've been optimistic before.

They'd be better off installing a Romney or Collins as the Harris VP.

Posted by: trev006 at August 08, 2022 02:47 PM (yJWaZ)

165 Didn't some airlines force the clot shot on pilots? Get vaccinated or lose your job. Or am I misremembering?
Posted by: jewells45 at August 08, 2022


***
I thought they all did . . . though I seem to recall Southwest was a holdout in some area, or they backed down when the pilots objected?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 08, 2022 02:47 PM (txdEq)

166 My favorite PPP loan story with Joe giving Hunter's favorite hooker's roomate a loan to, err, do something.

I'm totally sure that money wasn't filtered to Hunter's moll. Totally.

Note, this is NOT the underage hooker Hunter berated to stop saying he hurt her. This the the 20 something American hooker that told Hunter he has to stop hiring SO many hookers at once...presumably even Hunter doesn't have enough coke.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 02:47 PM (ESjRY)

167 I'm not flying just for the safety factor alone. Imagine all the maintenance shortcuts being utilized right now because of staff shortages.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at August 08, 2022 02:48 PM (Qhnrt)

168 It is true that if you received SBA PPP loan funds through your bank, you had to keep staff on or you have to pay it back - you can ask for extensions before paying it back, but you have to start soon if not already.

The key here is "SBA" - they don't loan to big corporations. So, yeah, the airline industry got a separate cash fund to keep flying and they blew through it in a giant, freewheeling bonfire of taxpayers' money.

Posted by: Boswell at August 08, 2022 02:48 PM (+Cgut)

169 Speaking g of an insane and distorted job market. Panda Express in my burg is advertising $18-20 an hour for front line workers. And for managers $77-85k salary.

-
I could be a manager. "The fortunes go INSIDE the cookies."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 08, 2022 02:48 PM (FVME7)

170 I know this isn't the answer for everyone...

I won't fly commercial if there is any alternative and prefer to drive, but in some instances you can find a local charter with a piston powered Cessna 421 or a pressurized 340 for less than $500 per hour. If you're travelling with family or others, split 6 ways it isn't that expensive.

Posted by: jwest at August 08, 2022 02:48 PM (/BlEx)

171 Rowan Atkinson has said a few positive things about free speech which is more then Bootyjizz has done of course.
Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 02:40 PM (ESjRY)

That, and a Wife and Girlfriend who were actually... you know... womenz...

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 08, 2022 02:48 PM (oHd/0)

172 If the airlines encouraged pilots to retire early to avoid being laid off, then they did not follow PPP rules, and should pay that $50 billion back.

I think that is why the pilots were encouraged to "retire" because its not a violation of the PPP rules if some employee decides on their own free will to retire rather than wait to get laid-off or canned for not accepting the Kill Shot™.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at August 08, 2022 02:48 PM (3hSHB)

173 I'd like to make some smart alec comment, but I'm at a loss. Its the great reset.

Malthusian Billionaires Club:
Lets shut down the supply chain/transportation chain and then put an incompetent, lazy, dilettante in charge of restarting things. And his boss will be a dementia patient. Then we'll sit back, sip Long Island Iced tea and watch the fires.

Posted by: The great reset is designed to fcuk everything up beyond repair at August 08, 2022 02:48 PM (JPOcs)

174 #131 Schweinfurt raid was a waste. Germans never ran out of needed ball bearings because they had them stashed all over.

They should have tried killing the railroad repair crews at switch yards.

And hammer every electric transformer.

Really sad.

Posted by: torabora at August 08, 2022 02:48 PM (fbHXO)

175 The “if something goes wrong” trining is like 90% of training. If everything goes right anyone could fly the plane with minimal training. It’s the 1000 things that can go wrong and you have a few seconds to make decisions that requires the intense training.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 08, 2022 02:48 PM (3vQN0)

176 Every diesel mechanic I've talked to says the DEF thing is garbage and a horrible idea that accomplishes very little.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 02:48 PM (Zz0t1)

177 Not on a plane since before 9/11, I like to fly too

Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2022 02:48 PM (k8B25)

178 The upper class rides around in charter planes. They couldn't gaf about those of us flying commercial.

Posted by: nurse ratched at August 08, 2022 02:48 PM (ZEKqJ)

179 Buy an electric jet

...Petey Monkeypox Bootygig...

Posted by: Bruce at August 08, 2022 02:48 PM (vd8XM)

180 Joe Biden will just expand the pilot candidate pool and start accepting Saudis and Yemenis who know how to take off but not land.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 08, 2022 02:48 PM (lf83v)

181 Reasons I think it's hard to find workers:

Boomers are retiring
A greater % of population are illegals
Millennials living in basements
Proliferation of gig work that pays better than hourly starting jobs
College grads that never learned a trade
Vaccine mandates
John Galt

Posted by: Sarah at August 08, 2022 02:49 PM (zajeO)

182 I make $92 an hour and just made $21k last month!
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Bullshit. There were 744 hours last month (31 days). To have pulled in $21k gross, that implies 228.25 hours, which is is 31% of all the hours in the month. That's 7.4 hours per day, every day, with no days off. For just business days (21 of those last month), it's 11 hours per day.

This is by no means impossible, but for a piecework gig, it's extremely unlikely that the work pipeline was that consistent or that deep.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 02:49 PM (WWh8n)

183 164 That's a lot of GOPe votes in a bad environment for it in 2023. Doing so might FINALLY convince people that Congress delenda Est, but I've been optimistic before.

They'd be better off installing a Romney or Collins as the Harris VP.
Posted by: trev006 at August 08, 2022 02:47 PM (yJWaZ)

==========

It would just require bare majorities in both chambers. the House would be three dozen or so Republicans, but the Senate would be, maybe, 4 or 5.

It's very possible, especially if the RSCC and RCCC decide to throw funding on the line.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 08, 2022 02:49 PM (LvTSG)

184 154 Couldn't legislate it. So they forced it with Adam Smith's Pimp Hand.
Posted by: Golfman at August 08, 2022 02:45 PM (zb5B0)


...and got exactly the runaway-inflation result that we said that they would.

Posted by: CppThis at August 08, 2022 02:49 PM (UewuT)

185 Just wait for the upcoming Diesel Exhaust Fluid shortage that is coming... will make the airline debacle look like nothing.

Not many years ago... the beliefs of our Transportation Secretary would have been considered insane. Now we see what happens when you put the insane, in charge.

Posted by: Romeo13


UP told Flying J their urea shipment trains were going to be halved, apparently to try and move food this fall. Flying J produces about half of the DEF in the US.

BTW, look up IMO2020. International cargo ships now have to use low sulfur fuel. Guess which product it competes with?

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 08, 2022 02:49 PM (lTGtQ)

186 Truly churning was that "hospital picture" of the Bootyjuice couple with their infant.

It's one thing to be a couple in whatever floats your boat (fine, have at it, just leave the kids out of it).

Quite another to act as though you've participated in the timeless and holy mystery of the creation of life.
Posted by: Zek


And let's not forget the sick twat that sold her baby.

Posted by: Infidel at August 08, 2022 02:49 PM (mn1Pi)

187 Damn it, off Sarah sock

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 08, 2022 02:49 PM (zajeO)

188 "This is your captain speaking; we're currently over DIA. Flight attendants, prepare the cabin for a combat landing."
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile
___

lol

Yeah, so much fun.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 08, 2022 02:49 PM (sH61M)

189 The Fed Govt looks for any excuse to forgive loans. It's not their money, why would they care?

It's also very inflationary when money is printed, handed out, and then forgiven.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 08, 2022 02:49 PM (UuD2k)

190 Where you finding $500 an hour rentals? I looked into it once and it was more like $1500 an hour plus a ton of additional fees.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 08, 2022 02:50 PM (3vQN0)

191 Malthusian Billionaires Club:
Lets shut down the supply chain/transportation chain and then put an incompetent, lazy, dilettante in charge of restarting things. And his boss will be a dementia patient. Then we'll sit back, sip Long Island Iced tea and watch the fires.
Posted by: The great reset is designed to fcuk everything up beyond repair at August 08, 2022 02:48 PM (JPOcs)


The Duke Brothers have a dollar riding on the outcome of this.

Posted by: Wally at August 08, 2022 02:50 PM (FJYfm)

192 Right now I'm ready for a nice car trip, but apparently I need to outfit my vehicle with a snorkel...

Posted by: gourmand du jour, with capers at August 08, 2022 02:50 PM (jTmQV)

193 I agree with you. Their lifestyle is, by definition, barren. Why would they think they have a right to children?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 08, 2022 02:40 PM (eGTCV)

I agree, with this one exception. Bob and Diane, a married couple with 2 kids, perish in a common disaster. Their will states that in such an event, Diane's gay brother becomes guardian. Blood is thicker than water.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 08, 2022 02:50 PM (YMB+f)

194 So they have done everything they can to make it hard for us to fly
anywhere. And they've driven up gas prices to try to stop us from driving anywhere. And they're doing this at the same time that they are claiming to be trying to fix all these problems with the airlines and the high gas prices.
And at the same time they are telling us about the amazing transition to wonderful, clean, renewable green energy, and how much better off we are gonna be when it's done.
And there are actually people dumb enough to not be able to see through all their bullshit?
This green energy religion is the biggest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people. And it will lead to our destruction if it is not stopped.

Posted by: Florida Peasant at August 08, 2022 02:50 PM (dr4Q1)

195 170 I know this isn't the answer for everyone...

I won't fly commercial if there is any alternative and prefer to drive, but in some instances you can find a local charter with a piston powered Cessna 421 or a pressurized 340 for less than $500 per hour. If you're travelling with family or others, split 6 ways it isn't that expensive.
Posted by: jwest at August 08, 2022 02:48 PM (/BlEx)
**************
I won't fly commercial either.
I just won't.

Posted by: FBI Director Wray at August 08, 2022 02:50 PM (fbHXO)

196 I guess the GOPe Text and Email Center are too butthurt after the AZ primary last week to hit me up for MAGA candidates.

I don't know how it made it past the spam filtering, but I just received an email from Karl Rove, stating John Thune has missed his most recent fundraising goal. I need to send him a minimum of $5 or his seat is in jeopardy of being lost.

Good, let it be so.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at August 08, 2022 02:50 PM (TNyrE)

197 Incompetent Diversity-Hire Gay Mayor Pete Can't Do a Thing About Another Weekend of a Thousand-Plus Flight Cancellations, Nor the Ongoing Pilot Shortage
_____________

So, Buttplug, what is it exactly you'd say you do around here?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 02:51 PM (zeX4K)

198
I agree, with this one exception. Bob and Diane, a married couple with 2 kids, perish in a common disaster. Their will states that in such an event, Diane's gay brother becomes guardian. Blood is thicker than water.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 08, 2022 02:50 PM (YMB+f)

You make a good point.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 08, 2022 02:51 PM (eGTCV)

199 168 It is true that if you received SBA PPP loan funds through your bank, you had to keep staff on or you have to pay it back - you can ask for extensions before paying it back, but you have to start soon if not already.

The key here is "SBA" - they don't loan to big corporations. So, yeah, the airline industry got a separate cash fund to keep flying and they blew through it in a giant, freewheeling bonfire of taxpayers' money.
Posted by: Boswell at August 08, 2022 02:48 PM (+Cgut)
____________________

Partially true. PPP was farmed out to local banks who did what they could do for their best customers (larger companies). A number of multi-million dollar public companies got PPP loans. I don't think it was policed all that well if at all. But otherwise, I agree the airline industry probably had a direct pipeline to much more substantial loans.

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 08, 2022 02:51 PM (iFTx/)

200 "This is your captain speaking; we're currently over DIA. Flight attendants, prepare the cabin for a combat landing."
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile

50 minute documentary about the decline and fall of Denver. Heartbreaking.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nAbF2bKo2Fs&t=184s

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 08, 2022 02:51 PM (FVME7)

201 I get *constant* texts from supposed MAGA figures asking for money.

I gotta say this - those scam centers are really trying everything.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 02:51 PM (ESjRY)

202 "We need to make air travel more difficult"

TSA is created.

"Too many people are still traveling!"

COVID

"Not good enough!"

Flight cancellations galore.

"By jove, I think you've got it!"

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 08, 2022 02:52 PM (5pTK/)

203 87 We have a vice admiral whose only qualification is that he is a mentally ill man who wears a dress.
___________

I shoulda been a Navy man.
-Cpl. Klinger

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 08, 2022 02:52 PM (fs1hN)

204 197 Incompetent Diversity-Hire Gay Mayor Pete Can't Do a Thing About Another Weekend of a Thousand-Plus Flight Cancellations, Nor the Ongoing Pilot Shortage
_____________

So, Buttplug, what is it exactly you'd say you do around here?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 02:51 PM (zeX4K)

Not sure but I bet it has something to do with "Dicken Pox".

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 08, 2022 02:52 PM (N39Ws)

205 I won't fly commercial if there is any alternative and prefer to drive, but in some instances you can find a local charter with a piston powered Cessna 421 or a pressurized 340 for less than $500 per hour. If you're travelling with family or others, split 6 ways it isn't that expensive.
Posted by: jwest at August 08, 2022


***
We could tell you some stuff about that. . . .

Posted by: Ritchie Valens & The Big Bopper at August 08, 2022 02:52 PM (txdEq)

206 "Peter-pox."

Works on so many levels.

Posted by: The Fool at August 08, 2022 02:52 PM (1dzqn)

207 think that is why the pilots were encouraged to "retire" because its not a violation of the PPP rules if some employee decides on their own free will to retire rather than wait to get laid-off or canned for not accepting the Kill Shot™.
Posted by: Reuben Hick at August 08, 2022 02:48 PM (3hSHB)

Your loan is based on payroll $$, with some admin and healthcare/benefits costs thrown in - you had to maintain that or pay it back - so people leaving means you had to hire replacements. Again, these are SBA PPP rules, they don't lend to big businesses so a corporation with many $100's of millions in revenue would have to apply to another program - one I suspect was more forgiving and...grifty.

Posted by: Boswell at August 08, 2022 02:52 PM (+Cgut)

208 Don't forget the Baby Formula crisis is actually worse, there is also if you can believe it, epidural kit and contrast dye shortages as well

These f**king imbeciles are wrecking everything, intentionally.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 08, 2022 02:52 PM (n/8Ck)

209 I don't know how it made it past the spam filtering, but I just received an email from Karl Rove, stating John Thune has missed his most recent fundraising goal. I need to send him a minimum of $5 or his seat is in jeopardy of being lost.

Good, let it be so.
Posted by: Curly Shuffle at August 08, 2022 02:50 PM (TNyrE)


The odds of Thune losing are roughly the same as the odds of Brittney Griner coming back from Russia a changed man.

Posted by: Wally at August 08, 2022 02:52 PM (FJYfm)

210 50 minute documentary about the decline and fall of Denver. Heartbreaking.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nAbF2bKo2Fs&t=184s
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 08, 2022 02:51 PM (FVME7)
++++
I watched it in real time. When I saw a bum encampment less than four miles from my place in a decent west-side suburb - a bum encampment that turned the nearby gas station into a hellscape no normal person would want to visit - I knew it was well past time to leave. I got the hell out.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 02:53 PM (WWh8n)

211 "The airlines received $50 billion during the pandemic"

Let's not forget the $20B they were given right after 9/11. Govt subsidizes every industry and institution in America.

Posted by: Check Out gp's Rehoboth Beach Tan! at August 08, 2022 02:53 PM (qpX6U)

212 I still remember in 2018/19 endless articles in the FNM about how too many working/middle class people were traveling.

One sticks in my mind - some upper class bobos shocked that they were waiting at their favorite spot behind a plumber. From OHIO!

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 02:53 PM (ESjRY)

213 To destroy a thing one may actively pursue it's destruction. On the other hand, one may put a total incompetent in charge and let him destroy it.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 08, 2022 02:53 PM (sP+u8)

214 PPP was the theft of the millennium.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 08, 2022 02:53 PM (3vQN0)

215 See, I remember hearing this but then the story died and I heard nothing new so I wasn't sure if some pilots resigned or not.

Posted by: jewells45 at August 08, 2022 02:53 PM (nxdel)

216 I know this isn't the answer for everyone...
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No shit sherlock.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 08, 2022 02:53 PM (sH61M)

217 When will the government start issuing pilot's licences to random BIPOCs and illegal immigrants?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 08, 2022 02:53 PM (eGTCV)

218 I am pretty sure we are in the decline phase of the Rise and Fall of Rome sequence.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 08, 2022 02:53 PM (8GBH4)

219 176 Every diesel mechanic I've talked to says the DEF thing is garbage and a horrible idea that accomplishes very little.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 02:48 PM (Zz0t1)

Its like the CAFE standards... on just cars... so now everyone drives SUVs and Trucks.

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 08, 2022 02:53 PM (oHd/0)

220 Truly churning was that "hospital picture" of the Bootyjuice couple with their infant.

It's one thing to be a couple in whatever floats your boat (fine, have at it, just leave the kids out of it).

Quite another to act as though you've participated in the timeless and holy mystery of the creation of life.
Posted by: Zek
______________

THIS.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 02:53 PM (zeX4K)

221 Did you poors not budget for a private jet travel?

Well, then you really only have yourself to blame if your flight gets canceled.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 08, 2022 02:54 PM (hK7/g)

222 Cancelled flights mean more CO2, since everyone will be driving instead of flying. That's OK with me, I won't be taking a flight again, unless it's made of beer or wine.

Posted by: Angel Artiste at August 08, 2022 02:54 PM (SJ4Xh)

223 218 I am pretty sure we are in the decline phase of the Rise and Fall of Rome sequence.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 08, 2022 02:53 PM (8GBH4)

Rubicon the Potomac?

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 08, 2022 02:54 PM (oHd/0)

224 I have been on 80+ flights since covid. Flying sucks ass. I am platinum pro so get first class and it still sucks. I just get plastered on the free drings and ogle the good looking FAs and there aint many good looking ones anymore

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 08, 2022 02:54 PM (S+j2h)

225 The odds of Thune losing are roughly the same as the odds of Brittney Griner coming back from Russia a changed man.

If Putin sends Griner to a men's prison I say we give him the Noble Prize for science for discovering what men and women are.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 02:54 PM (ESjRY)

226 >>> 196 I guess the GOPe Text and Email Center are too butthurt after the AZ primary last week to hit me up for MAGA candidates.

I don't know how it made it past the spam filtering, but I just received an email from Karl Rove, stating John Thune has missed his most recent fundraising goal. I need to send him a minimum of $5 or his seat is in jeopardy of being lost.

Good, let it be so.
Posted by: Curly Shuffle at August 08, 2022 02:50 PM (TNyrE)

I should buy a couple Monopoly games for the fake bills to "donate" to these twatwaffles.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 08, 2022 02:54 PM (llON8)

227 Abolishing commercial air travel is one of the stated goals of the Green New Del. If conservatives continue to ignore that intention, the left will succeed.

Posted by: Landru at August 08, 2022 02:54 PM (mEYVq)

228 218 I am pretty sure we are in the decline phase of the Rise and Fall of Rome sequence.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 08, 2022 02:53 PM (8GBH4)

Good news is, we get to start fighting off the Goths and Vandals.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 08, 2022 02:54 PM (UuD2k)

229 One of the things that has always bugged me is when people say oh no planes are like buses now. Why people show up in sweat pants and flip flops!!

Yeah and? This is a good thing isn’t it? It means air travel is so affordable that the great unwashed can afford it. Well used to anyway.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 08, 2022 02:55 PM (3vQN0)

230 Just wait for the upcoming Diesel Exhaust Fluid shortage that is coming... will make the airline debacle look like nothing.
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Yep.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 08, 2022 02:46 PM


The single reason I am refusing to look at diesels for my next truck purchase.

Posted by: Mister Scott at August 08, 2022 02:55 PM (R6rVF)

231 I really don't get the cancelled flights EVERY WEEK thing.

Why don't you limit the amount of available flights to the amount of staff you can rely on... then just sell THAT many tickets?

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 08, 2022 02:55 PM (oHd/0)

232 He won the Iowa caucuses in 2020. Does anyone else remember that?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 08, 2022 02:33 PM (LvTSG)


He was a bit like Obama at that point the new flavor of the month, Prancing Fudge Ripple with Nuts or some such thing.

But, unlike Obama, the more people saw the less they were impressed. Plus -

teh gheys have decided to burn their carefully crafted image of decades to the ground. No one but no one wants more Go! Go! Groomers castration and mutilation of children agenda. BONUS! the feckless and irresponsible spreading of new diseases into the general population isn't a big crowd pleaser either.

Buttigeig might win the primary, but in a fair election he'd be wiped out.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 08, 2022 02:55 PM (5NkmN)

233 How could you not be gay with a name like Peter Buttigieg ?

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 08, 2022 02:55 PM (S+j2h)

234 Daily Mail:
ICU nurse, 37, who killed six people, including pregnant mother, her unborn baby and 1-year-old son, in fiery 100mph LA crash is in custody and being held on $9 million bond after being discharged from hospital

https://tinyurl.com/rsa5vn5w

Posted by: redridinghood at August 08, 2022 02:55 PM (NpAcC)

235 Good news is, we get to start fighting off the Goths and Vandals.

Nah, we ain't gonna fight them

Posted by: Some cop refusing to engage with the Dreamer school shooter in Uvalde at August 08, 2022 02:56 PM (ESjRY)

236 I have a friend who just got hired as a flight attendant for West Jet.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 08, 2022 02:56 PM (eGTCV)

237 More than 1,000 flights within, into or out of the United States were canceled or delayed over the weekend as America's summer of travel chaos continued

This is why we're planning for an extra day to fly down to Jacksonville next week!

Posted by: pookysgirl, keeping things running at August 08, 2022 02:56 PM (XKZwp)

238 I read that column a couple of days ago about lowering academic requirements in medical schools to accommodate minorities. Is this happening in the airline industry? To be a commercial pilot requires a high IQ and mathematical proficiency. Lower those standards and passengers are imperiled.

Posted by: Ciampino - imagine a low IQ pilot navigating & calculating fuel consumption at August 08, 2022 02:56 PM (qfLjt)

239 182 I make $92 an hour and just made $21k last month!
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Bullshit. There were 744 hours last month (31 days). To have pulled in $21k gross, that implies 228.25 hours, which is is 31% of all the hours in the month. That's 7.4 hours per day, every day, with no days off. For just business days (21 of those last month), it's 11 hours per day.

This is by no means impossible, but for a piecework gig, it's extremely unlikely that the work pipeline was that consistent or that deep.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 02:49 PM (WWh8n)
****************
There was a professor at the college i slaved for who made 200% of salary. We marveled at her legerdemain.

Posted by: torabora at August 08, 2022 02:57 PM (fbHXO)

240
"This is your captain speaking; we're currently over DIA. Flight attendants, prepare the cabin for a combat landing."


"Hey you, sky waitress, what was that the captain was saying about 'nap of earth'?"

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 08, 2022 02:57 PM (n+4am)

241 How could you not be gay with a name like Peter Buttigieg ?
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 08, 2022 02:55 PM (S+j2h)
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Go for the Viktor Fronkenstein type of pronunciation and over-compensate?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 08, 2022 02:57 PM (5pTK/)

242 228 218 I am pretty sure we are in the decline phase of the Rise and Fall of Rome sequence.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 08, 2022 02:53 PM (8GBH4)

Good news is, we get to start fighting off the Goths and Vandals.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 08, 2022 02:54 PM (UuD2k)

The Goths are the EMO teenagers dressed all in black... not a tough fight there... but the Vandals? coming to wreck yer property? BLM and AntiFA?

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 08, 2022 02:57 PM (oHd/0)

243 >>> 234 Daily Mail:
ICU nurse, 37, who killed six people, including pregnant mother, her unborn baby and 1-year-old son, in fiery 100mph LA crash is in custody and being held on $9 million bond after being discharged from hospital

https://tinyurl.com/rsa5vn5w
Posted by: redridinghood at August 08, 2022 02:55 PM (NpAcC)

It's not like she does anything *useful* when she's sober, like Anne Heche. /////

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 08, 2022 02:57 PM (llON8)

244 IIRC the same reason that Russia stopped allowing gay adoptions because this keeps happening.

Posted by: 18-1

They may be aggressive, genocidal mad men but even they have some standards.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 08, 2022 02:57 PM (FVME7)

245 When I saw a bum encampment less than four miles from my place in a decent west-side suburb - a bum encampment that turned the nearby gas station into a hellscape no normal person would want to visit - I knew it was well past time to leave. I got the hell out.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 02:53 PM (WWh8n)

Please...It's "Bum's Nest", not "Bum Encampment".

Gotta keep my skreet cred yo!

Posted by: Bum in Denver, Another democrat shithole at August 08, 2022 02:57 PM (2CExO)

246 Daily Mail:
ICU nurse, 37, who killed six people, including pregnant mother, her unborn baby and 1-year-old son, in fiery 100mph LA crash is in custody and being held on $9 million bond after being discharged from hospital

https://tinyurl.com/rsa5vn5w
Posted by: redridinghood at August 08, 2022 02:55 PM (NpAcC)


I see nurses have moved on from making TikTok videos. Still heroes though. Right?

Posted by: Wally at August 08, 2022 02:58 PM (FJYfm)

247 ICU nurse, 37, who killed six people, including pregnant mother, her unborn baby and 1-year-old son, in fiery 100mph LA crash is in custody and being held on $9 million bond after being discharged from hospital


How can this be in a California?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 08, 2022 02:58 PM (zajeO)

248 I watched it in real time. When I saw a bum encampment less than four miles from my place in a decent west-side suburb - a bum encampment that turned the nearby gas station into a hellscape no normal person would want to visit - I knew it was well past time to leave. I got the hell out.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022


***
Lakewood? Arvada? Or were you farther south?

Posted by: Ritchie Valens & The Big Bopper at August 08, 2022 02:58 PM (txdEq)

249 To be a commercial pilot requires a high IQ and mathematical proficiency. Lower those standards and passengers are imperiled.

Posted by: Ciampino




That is the whole point.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 08, 2022 02:58 PM (lTGtQ)

250 Putin's flight cancellations... that motherfucker is relentless.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at August 08, 2022 02:58 PM (KbCG3)

251 Schlichter had a screed about air travel today.

Posted by: Check Out gp's Rehoboth Beach Tan! at August 08, 2022 02:58 PM (qpX6U)

252
Boomers are retiring

________

Boomers are being retired.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 08, 2022 02:58 PM (1Nxff)

253 Americans need to get used to traveling less. Fewer planes in the air will lead to less CO2. It's all that matters.

Posted by: Sid at August 08, 2022 02:58 PM (n8wau)

254 190 Where you finding $500 an hour rentals? I looked into it once and it was more like $1500 an hour plus a ton of additional fees.
Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 08, 2022 02:50 PM (3vQN0)

You're looking at nice turbine powered 421's. I charter the jankety old piston ones. They only fly about 50mph slower, but they're just as comfortable. I've got a pretty cheap guy at my airport, but here's a actual legit Part 135 charter that goes at $600/hr. for a Cessna 340. https://crottsaircraft.com/charter-2/

Posted by: jwest at August 08, 2022 02:58 PM (/BlEx)

255 Why don't you limit the amount of available flights to the amount of staff you can rely on... then just sell THAT many tickets?

I think that's what they are doing, just not telling the public that.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at August 08, 2022 02:58 PM (8GBH4)

256 Our leaders seem to be in the "looting the palace while the crowd gathers" phase.

And they know it, which is why they're hysterical about January 6th. They thought the guillotines were going to start running before they were done looting.

Posted by: Ian S. at August 08, 2022 02:58 PM (ZGrMX)

257 Leftist Elites will be the only ones flying by their rules

Posted by: Skip at August 08, 2022 02:58 PM (k8B25)

258 C'mon guys Pistol Pete is riding his bike just like two other doofuses I know.

Posted by: Puddinhead at August 08, 2022 02:58 PM (xSnmX)

259 ICU nurse, 37, who killed six people, including pregnant mother, her unborn baby and 1-year-old son, in fiery 100mph LA crash is in custody and being held on $9 million bond after being discharged from hospital
__________

She's black, so it'll probably be pled down to reckless driving, or some such shit.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at August 08, 2022 02:58 PM (MvHI3)

260 Yeah and? This is a good thing isn’t it?

Of course it isn't. The last fucking thing I want to do is be trapped with the poors for several hours. Increased access for lower-income people always ends up doing the same thing: ensuring middle class people have amenities and options indistinguishable from the Section 8 crowd. Screw that.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 08, 2022 02:58 PM (ppBhU)

261 This bikini blonde strongly suspects that Boot-edge-edge is the typical, average case for high-level government functionaries:
https://is.gd/46qYIL

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 02:59 PM (WWh8n)

262 If hasn't been said, making things even worse is now car rental companies won't rent cars for one-way. As a result I got to drive to 3 1/2 chicago at midnight to pick up my wife.

Posted by: Turn Two at August 08, 2022 02:59 PM (jPtGI)

263
They may be aggressive, genocidal mad men but even they have some standards.


Vlad's an old school paternal autocrat. That sets some limits on his perfidy unlike the junta.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 02:59 PM (ESjRY)

264 It would just require bare majorities in both chambers. the House would be three dozen or so Republicans, but the Senate would be, maybe, 4 or 5.

It's very possible, especially if the RSCC and RCCC decide to throw funding on the line.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 08, 2022 02:49 PM (LvTSG)

If the 2022 election remotely resembles reality (yeah yeah) the GOP will have a very strong hand, particularly if the Rats are desperate to unload shitty candidates like Biden and Harris. Doing so in exchange for nothing would get the MAGA crowds demanding that Congress be sacked. To the extent they aren't, I mean.

Now, it's possible the Rats lose zero Senate seats, but wtf does that mean? That Biden can go from +20 to -20 approval but have the same number of seats? The problem with lying and stealing to win is that you either do it all the time, or get ready for the pendulum to swing back when you stop.

Posted by: trev006 at August 08, 2022 02:59 PM (yJWaZ)

265 I would have to definitely leave this country.

Posted by: sidney at August 08, 2022 02:59 PM (Uy/WF)

266 "Why don't you limit the amount of available flights to the amount of staff you can rely on... then just sell THAT many tickets? "

Many purchase tickets far ahead of departure time.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, with capers at August 08, 2022 02:59 PM (jTmQV)

267 >>> Posted by: Sid at August 08, 2022 02:58 PM (n8wau)

No Food For Commies.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 08, 2022 02:59 PM (llON8)

268 You're looking at nice turbine powered 421's. I charter the jankety old piston ones. They only fly about 50mph slower, but they're just as comfortable. I've got a pretty cheap guy at my airport, but here's a actual legit Part 135 charter that goes at $600/hr. for a Cessna 340. https://crottsaircraft.com/charter-2/
Posted by: jwest at August 08, 2022 02:58 PM (/BlEx)

Oh yeah, I call those Buddy Holly Flights

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 08, 2022 02:59 PM (S+j2h)

269 Please...It's "Bum's Nest", not "Bum Encampment".

Gotta keep my skreet cred yo!
Posted by: Bum in Denver, Another democrat shithole at August 08, 2022 02:57 PM (2CExO)
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Vagrant colony?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 02:59 PM (WWh8n)

270 I really don't get the cancelled flights EVERY WEEK thing.

Why don't you limit the amount of available flights to the amount of staff you can rely on... then just sell THAT many tickets?
Posted by: Romeo13 at August 08, 2022 02:55 PM (oHd/0)


Well, some flights are book way in advance. For instance, I booked flights for the TX MoMe back in May.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 08, 2022 02:59 PM (DRSnL)

271 228 Good news is, we get to start fighting off the Goths and Vandals.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at August 08, 2022 02:54 PM (UuD2k)

More like we are the Goths and Vandals, historically speaking.

Posted by: CppThis at August 08, 2022 02:59 PM (UewuT)

272 I used to fly every week for the past 20 years. Now, I'm retired and won't fly again. The world seems to be crumbling right behind me as I narrowly escape Dem-created disaster after disaster.

Posted by: Angel Artiste at August 08, 2022 02:59 PM (SJ4Xh)

273 "To be a commercial pilot requires a high IQ and mathematical proficiency."

Good health, vision, hearing, and drug-free. A fairly small labor pool to draw from.

Posted by: Check Out gp's Rehoboth Beach Tan! at August 08, 2022 03:00 PM (qpX6U)

274 Great - we're supposed to be flying out of the US on Friday, with fairly tight connecting times in Germany on the way to our final destination.

I hear that August is when all of Europe shuts down for vacation; hope everything works out....

Thanks to everyone who has given this cruise newbie advice the past few weeks - you guys are the best!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies' Brigade, Plucky Comic Relief at August 08, 2022 03:00 PM (SRRAx)

275 ICU nurse, 37, who killed six people, including pregnant mother, her unborn baby and 1-year-old son, in fiery 100mph LA crash is in custody and being held on $9 million bond after being discharged from hospital

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Only the good die young.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 08, 2022 03:00 PM (FVME7)

276 Lakewood? Arvada? Or were you farther south?
Posted by: Ritchie Valens & The Big Bopper at August 08, 2022 02:58 PM (txdEq)
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Arvada, near the Wheat Ridge line.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 03:00 PM (WWh8n)

277 And they know it, which is why they're hysterical about January 6th. They thought the guillotines were going to start running before they were done looting.

The claim that the million peaceful protestors on Jan 6 were an insurrection is laughable, because if they had come armed and intent on overthrowing the government they would have succeeded.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 03:00 PM (ESjRY)

278 243
It's not like she does anything *useful* when she's sober, like Anne Heche. /////
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 08, 2022 02:57 PM (llON

Who knew Anne Heche was such a smoke show? She's hot!!

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at August 08, 2022 03:01 PM (N39Ws)

279 Paul Alexander slams GOPes for being free of balls:

https://tinyurl.com/2ervusds

Posted by: kallisto at August 08, 2022 03:01 PM (dCxaZ)

280 I should buy a couple Monopoly games for the fake bills to "donate" to these twatwaffles.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 08, 2022 02:54 PM (llON

They make fake currency, used as a teaching aid. Get some fake money to that fake conservative.

Posted by: Smeagol at August 08, 2022 03:01 PM (U3uv2)

281 224 I have been on 80+ flights since covid. Flying sucks ass. I am platinum pro so get first class and it still sucks. I just get plastered on the free drings and ogle the good looking FAs and there aint many good looking ones anymore
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 08, 2022 02:54 PM (S+j2h)
__________________________________

"Good looking FAs"? You must be flying international on foreign airlines. 99% of the FAs on domestic flights are average at best and probably of that 50% are overweight gay men. In my last 20+ flights, there was only one FA that I would consider worthy of ogling. Unfortunately, she was a fucking Covid cunt and wouldn't stop harassing passengers over how they were wearing their masks.

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 08, 2022 03:01 PM (iFTx/)

282 C'mon guys Pistol Pete is riding his bike just like two other doofuses I know.
Posted by: Puddinhead at August 08, 2022 02:58 PM (xSnmX)

Pistol Pete from butthole creek

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 08, 2022 03:01 PM (S+j2h)

283 We would have flying cars by now if we put half the money into flying cars as we've pissed away on solar for the last 30 years.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 08, 2022 03:01 PM (hK7/g)

284
"To be a commercial pilot requires a high IQ and mathematical proficiency."

_________

*tears up application*

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 08, 2022 03:02 PM (1Nxff)

285 To be a commercial pilot requires a high IQ and mathematical proficiency. Lower those standards and passengers are imperiled.
____________

Standards be raaaaaacist!!! Requiring somebody to demonstrate high IQ and mathematical proficiency is white supremacy!!!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at August 08, 2022 03:02 PM (MvHI3)

286 Posted by: Sid at August 08, 2022 02:58 PM (n8wau)


You DICK!!!!

Posted by: Jeff Spicoli at August 08, 2022 03:02 PM (Zz0t1)

287 We would have flying cars by now if we put half the money into flying cars as we've pissed away on solar for the last 30 years.

Posted by: People's Hippo Voice at August 08, 2022 03:01 PM (hK7/g)



We had hot air balloons.

Nobody used them.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 08, 2022 03:02 PM (zajeO)

288 Speaking of Mayor Pete I see another gay couple that adopted children is in the news - because they used they kids to make CP videos and pass around to their friends.

IIRC the same reason that Russia stopped allowing gay adoptions because this keeps happening.
Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 02:28 PM (ESjRY)
_____________

Who could have foreseen this? I mean, apart from everybody?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 03:02 PM (zeX4K)

289 Pete Buttsex wasn't appointed Sec of Trans because he's in any way qualified

he got the job to be the administration's high profile homosexual- the junta's virtue signal on sodomy acceptance

he's queer window dressing, nothing more. Dick Levine got his position for the same reason.

Posted by: DB at August 08, 2022 03:02 PM (geLO8)

290 In 1962 people believed in the future we'd have moon bases, space vacations, and robots doing all the manual labor.

Here in actual "far future" of 2022 instead we have trannies, pride pox, and illegals on welfare.

Obviously government managed the last 60 years really, really well.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 03:03 PM (ESjRY)

291 "Good looking FAs"? You must be flying international on foreign airlines. 99% of the FAs on domestic flights are average at best and probably of that 50% are overweight gay men. In my last 20+ flights, there was only one FA that I would consider worthy of ogling. Unfortunately, she was a fucking Covid cunt and wouldn't stop harassing passengers over how they were wearing their masks.
Posted by: Elric Blade at August 08, 2022 03:01 PM (iFTx/)

They get better if you drink more

I think the prettiest one I ever saw was on Lufthansa, holy smokes

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 08, 2022 03:03 PM (S+j2h)

292 OT: This month is the 30th anniversary of ruby ridge. Harrowing account here: https://tinyurl.com/yfszt9v4

Of note: Democrats and the Deep State (BIRM) have been labeling their political opponents as "white supremacists" and using it as an excuse to incarcerate or execute us for at least 30 years.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 08, 2022 03:03 PM (vcv8B)

293 The “if something goes wrong” training is like 90% of training. If everything goes right anyone could fly the plane with minimal training. It’s the 1000 things that can go wrong and you have a few seconds to make decisions that requires the intense training.
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I flew single engine fighters in the Air Force, but this plane has four engines. It's an entirely different kind of flying, altogether.

Posted by: capt. ted striker (ret.) at August 08, 2022 03:03 PM (yikp0)

294 22 CO2 is silent but deadly? I thought that was methane.

Posted by: Wally at August 08, 2022 02:29 PM (FJYfm)
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No that's carbon MONOXIDE CO

Posted by: Ciampino - CO versus CO2 at August 08, 2022 03:03 PM (qfLjt)

295 >>> 277
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The claim that the million peaceful protestors on Jan 6 were an insurrection is laughable, because if they had come armed and intent on overthrowing the government they would have succeeded.
Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 03:00 PM (ESjRY)

There was that *one guy* who took video and showed himself talking trash and making threats, who supposedly had a (hand)gun with him. Obviously it was an armed insurrection!!!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 08, 2022 03:03 PM (llON8)

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 08, 2022 03:04 PM (llON8)

297 Well, some flights are book way in advance. For instance, I booked flights for the TX MoMe back in May.
Posted by: Jordan61 at August 08, 2022 02:59 PM (DRSnL)

Yeah, but it would seem a simple computer simulation of available staff vs Flights.... A WEEK OR TWO OUT... would make it so you could resched those folks BEFORE these last minute cancellations.

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 08, 2022 03:04 PM (oHd/0)

298 To be a commercial pilot requires a high IQ and mathematical proficiency. Lower those standards and passengers are imperiled.
____________

Standards be raaaaaacist!!! Requiring somebody to demonstrate high IQ and mathematical proficiency is white supremacy!!!
Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at August 08, 2022 03:02 PM (MvHI3)
______________

Gravity is rayciss!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 03:04 PM (zeX4K)

299 GET IN MUH BELLY!!!!

Posted by: The Barrel at August 08, 2022 03:04 PM (Zz0t1)

300 Rowan Atkinson hired the two screenwriters who worked on 20 Bond movies to do his Johnny English movies.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at August 08, 2022 03:04 PM (44ww/)

301 Lakewood? Arvada? Or were you farther south?
Posted by: Ritchie Valens & The Big Bopper at August 08, 2022
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Arvada, near the Wheat Ridge line.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022


***
I lived in Lakewood when I first came to the Denver area, but I used to shop at an independent grocery in Arvada or Wheat Ridge. They had French market brand chicory coffee in cans, which King Soopers never seemed to stock. The western suburbs were a great area -- in 1997-2001.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 08, 2022 03:04 PM (txdEq)

302 I think the prettiest one I ever saw was on Lufthansa, holy smokes
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway


Singapore Airlines. Very pleasant.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 08, 2022 03:05 PM (vcv8B)

303 I could be a manager. "The fortunes go INSIDE the cookies."
_____________

I suspect managing a fast food joint isn't easy, all the entitled employees showing up late, or not at all, and not calling in means the manager is doing most of the work. Plus the customers are p.o. because it's taking so long, and the store's a disgusting mess. I'm guessing because this is what I see, the few times I go. There is a family run franchise that is clean and efficient, which is the exception.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 08, 2022 03:05 PM (fs1hN)

304
I flew single engine fighters in the Air Force, but this plane has four engines. It's an entirely different kind of flying, altogether.
Posted by: capt. ted striker (ret.) at August 08, 2022 03:03 PM (yikp0)

_________

"He's too high. Now he's too low. He's all over the place. What an asshole!"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 08, 2022 03:05 PM (1Nxff)

305 I monitor all kinds of aircraft radio comms. Pilots and ground are the best radio operators there are. Brisk, no-nonsense, unschedded, info-heavy messages that have to be copied accurately the first time. I might could fly a plane, but I'd never be able to handle the radio.

Posted by: Check Out gp's Rehoboth Beach Tan! at August 08, 2022 03:05 PM (qpX6U)

306 Interesting jwest thanks. $600 an hour definitely changes the calculus. If I fly the whole family somewhere that isn’t much more than buying commercial tickets.

I once had a gig with a regional bank tht had several jets used by their underwriters to visit potential clients. They did a lot of lending to farms and wanted to see the operations in person. Their policy was if there is a seat on a plane anyone in the company can jump on for free. And contractors like me were included. I’d go out of my way to catch a flight. They had the schedule online and I was like oh there is a Denver to Sarasota flight. I’ll catch a flight to Denver and hop on to Sarasota for a few days on the beach. Then coming back I’d find some other hop to get me close to home.

Flying private is heaven. Show up 10 mins before the flight, walk on the plane. Plane takes off.

Posted by: Joe Xiden at August 08, 2022 03:05 PM (3vQN0)

307 273 Good health, vision, hearing, and drug-free. A fairly small labor pool to draw from.
Posted by: Check Out gp's Rehoboth Beach Tan! at August 08, 2022 03:00 PM (qpX6U)


That does rule out virtually all millennials.

Posted by: CppThis at August 08, 2022 03:05 PM (UewuT)

308 Brett Butt >>>Joey Buttafucco >>> Pete Buttigieg

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 08, 2022 03:05 PM (atmen)

309 The western suburbs were a great area -- in 1997-2001.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 08, 2022 03:04 PM (txdEq)
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There were great until about 2014, when Denver started to to shit and it started spilling out into other areas from there.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 03:06 PM (WWh8n)

310 One pilot we could release to the airlines is the guy assigned to Wray's plane.

Posted by: Eeyore at August 08, 2022 03:06 PM (TgBWG)

311 "Flight attendants, please make sure everyone is strapped in and all items are locked down. We have received clearance for a military take off. When we hit the end of the runway, we will climb vertically thru 51,000 feet. Hold on!"
Posted by: rickb223 at August 08, 2022 02:45 PM (j+4+t)


"We're two minutes out from Chicago O'Hare. Below your seat you will find your parachute and helmet. Please stand up and hook up to the line overhead."

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 08, 2022 03:06 PM (wmDcS)

312 I think the prettiest one I ever saw was on Lufthansa, holy smokes
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 08, 2022 03:03 PM (S+j2h)

I've seen some pretty ones on Swissair and KLM. Air China were cutish but they were all precisely the same height and weight.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 08, 2022 03:06 PM (eGTCV)

313 I wonder if you could make money scalping airline tickets.

Just book some popular flights around holidays and the resell them at the airport to people with cancelled flights.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at August 08, 2022 03:06 PM (zajeO)

314 That deadly horror crash in CA where the Mercedes came into the intersection like a fucking missile -- did anyone ever figure out wtf the driver was doing going about 100 mph into an intersection?? The driver survived with only minor injuries, but she killed like 5 other people including a young girl.

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 08, 2022 03:06 PM (iFTx/)

315 I know a business that got just under 900K in PPP money, that loan was forgiven a year later.
The business did retain all the employees, that was not the issue. The issue was the business not only did not shut down for the pandemic but they had their best year.
Even though they had their best year they not only qualified for PPP but also legally qualified for loan forgiveness.
Did I mention the loan forgiveness was tax free?

Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at August 08, 2022 03:06 PM (53oGX)

316
I suspect managing a fast food joint isn't easy, all the entitled employees showing up late, or not at all,

__________

If I managed a FF joint, I'd pray every day for kiosks and robots.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 08, 2022 03:06 PM (1Nxff)

317 It is interesting watching flight videos from the 60s.

The stewardess are all pretty young women, the passengers are well dressed, and it is trivial to get to the airport and then on to your plane.

As with many things, we've managed to make things worse even with 60 years of technological progress.

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 03:07 PM (ESjRY)

318 I think the prettiest one I ever saw was on Lufthansa, holy smokes
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 08, 2022 03:03 PM (S+j2h)
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Lufthansa had some nice ones. Air Bulgaria had some serious lookers, too.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 03:07 PM (WWh8n)

319 "...ogle the good looking FAs..."

When I used to travel to Moscow, I started with Delta through New York. Their FAs are on seniority, so the ones on those flights were in their mid 60s, fat and surly. I switched to Singapore Airlines out of Houston and had wonderful flights with gorgeous FAs whose only mission in life was make sure you're comfortable.

Posted by: jwest at August 08, 2022 03:07 PM (/BlEx)

320
It's an entirely different kind of flying, altogether.
Posted by: capt. ted striker (ret.)



*chorus*

It's an entirely different kind of flying...

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 08, 2022 03:07 PM (n+4am)

321 @Charliekirk
1h
Did you know:
The George Soros Open Society Archives in Hungary was renamed "The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives" after the couple gave a "Major Donation" to Soros' globalist agenda.
Vera & Donald Blinken are the parents of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.

IrishEi: You now what? I give up. The rot is absolutely everywhere.

Posted by: IrishEi at August 08, 2022 03:07 PM (3ImbR)

322 >>> Posted by: Sid at August 08, 2022 02:58 PM (n8wau)

No Food For Commies.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 08, 2022 02:59 PM (llON

lol

Posted by: Smeagol at August 08, 2022 03:07 PM (U3uv2)

323 They get better if you drink more

I think the prettiest one I ever saw was on Lufthansa, holy smokes
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 08, 2022 03:03 PM (S+j2h)

Early 80's, Saudi Arabian Airline chartered 747... military flight into Bahrain. Only about 30 Military guys on the flight.... I think there were more stewardesses than passengers. Most of the Stews were Young Northern European types.

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 08, 2022 03:07 PM (oHd/0)

324 Watching the votermom instructional video in the side bar: The asian guy buried his knife multiple times into that antifa guy. The last one at the base of the neck, I don't see how the guy ever walks again, even if he survives.

At the very least, antifa guy will probably be able to play Quasimodo rather convincingly.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 08, 2022 03:07 PM (5pTK/)

325 25 Mayor Pete can ask for states to have the National Guard fly commercial planes, right?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 08, 2022 02:30 PM (llON
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Nope it would be against FAA rules. Unless NG pilots have a commercial license. Then you need training on a particular model - that's weeks at least.
Am I wrong?

Posted by: Ciampino - you have to have training on the aircraft type at August 08, 2022 03:08 PM (qfLjt)

326 "Flying private is heaven."
Last time I did this the pilot had a scale and he weighed all of us and out luggage.
6 passengers

Posted by: gourmand du jour, with capers at August 08, 2022 03:08 PM (jTmQV)

327 Come to think of it, don't airlines also have some mental-health requirements too? That rules out all the remaining millennials.

Posted by: CppThis at August 08, 2022 03:08 PM (UewuT)

328 "This is your captain speaking; we're currently over DIA. Flight attendants, prepare the cabin for a combat landing."
Posted by: Colorado Alex

Ah, I see you have experience flying Southwest.
Posted by: CppThis

Coming into Houston Hobby airport.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 08, 2022 03:08 PM (j+4+t)

329 How come there is no supply chain problems for fentanyl?

How come monkeypox is considered a public health emergency but fentanyl is not?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 08, 2022 03:08 PM (lf83v)

330 DeSantis to campaign for Lake and other Trump endorsed candidates

lefty hair set on fire

Posted by: REDACTED at August 08, 2022 03:08 PM (us2H3)

331 That's a lot of GOPe votes in a bad environment for it in 2023. Doing so might FINALLY convince people that Congress delenda Est, but I've been optimistic before.

They'd be better off installing a Romney or Collins as the Harris VP.
Posted by: trev006 at August 08, 2022 02:47 PM (yJWaZ)


I think McConnell would push for Romney in the VP slot, or if not then a red state Senator like Testor.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 08, 2022 03:08 PM (wmDcS)

332 Air Bulgaria. Holy shit, yikes.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 08, 2022 03:08 PM (89T5c)

333 SID keeps showing up to post. I was sure he died as an infant.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 08, 2022 03:08 PM (eGTCV)

334 I blame the Biden Junta for this too. Never in my life have so many things gone awry in such a short period of time. If the GOP does not capitalize on these shortages and disruptions to take both chambers, they are idiots...

Posted by: Baldy at August 08, 2022 03:09 PM (DsdrM)

335 Nope it would be against FAA rules. Unless NG pilots have a commercial license. Then you need training on a particular model - that's weeks at least.
Am I wrong?
Posted by: Ciampino - you have to have training on the aircraft type at August 08, 2022 03:08 PM (qfLjt)


Any regulation can be changed, especially if it's an "emergency."

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 08, 2022 03:09 PM (wmDcS)

336 Americans need to get used to traveling less. Fewer planes in the air will lead to less CO2. It's all that matters.
Posted by: Sid
==
Sid only uses one square.

Don't shake hands with Sid.

Posted by: Advice to a young man at August 08, 2022 03:09 PM (zLuh5)

337 How come there is no supply chain problems for fentanyl?

How come monkeypox is considered a public health emergency but fentanyl is not?
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot

Because you don't have to take fentanyl, but you DO have to take a dick up the ass.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 08, 2022 03:09 PM (j+4+t)

338 "our" luggage, pardonez moi...

Posted by: gourmand du jour, with capers at August 08, 2022 03:09 PM (jTmQV)

339 Ahhh. Back in the good old days when you could "Fly Judy":

https://tinyurl.com/yc6v4nru

Or maybe Southwest:

https://tinyurl.com/m7j7u674

Posted by: Javems at August 08, 2022 03:09 PM (AmoqO)

340
SID keeps showing up to post. I was sure he died as an infant.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 08, 2022 03:08 PM (eGTCV)

________

SiD >>>> Sid

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 08, 2022 03:10 PM (1Nxff)

341 Those coastal mansion don't just buy themselves you know.

Posted by: Airline Executives at August 08, 2022 03:10 PM (u4CEu)

342 Fentanyl has killed more Americans then every war since WWII combined.

But, its killing normies, not Pride Persyns so...no biggie right?

Posted by: 18-1 at August 08, 2022 03:10 PM (ESjRY)

343 Lufthansa had some nice ones. Air Bulgaria had some serious lookers, too.
___________________________________________

Japan Air.

They should just change their name to Geisha Air.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 08, 2022 03:10 PM (lf83v)

344 >>> 334 I blame the Biden Junta for this too. Never in my life have so many things gone awry in such a short period of time. If the GOP does not capitalize on these shortages and disruptions to take both chambers, they are idiots...
Posted by: Baldy at August 08, 2022 03:09 PM (DsdrM)

Or, you know, the "other" side of the uniparty.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 08, 2022 03:10 PM (llON8)

345 Sid is a sock or unserious troll for sure.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at August 08, 2022 03:10 PM (vcv8B)

346
SecButtsecs (with a side order of monkeypox)

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 08, 2022 03:10 PM (pNxlR)

347 ==
Sid only uses one square.

Don't shake hands with Sid.
Posted by: Advice to a young man at August 08, 2022 03:09 PM (zLuh5)



And he's been touched in his no no square multiple times.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 03:10 PM (Zz0t1)

348
Air Bulgaria. Holy shit, yikes.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 08, 2022 03:08 PM (89T5c)

_________

Likely made Aeroflot look like safety fanatics

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at August 08, 2022 03:11 PM (1Nxff)

349 @321

>>IrishEi: You now what? I give up. The rot is absolutely everywhere.

More corrupt than the Mob that's for damn sure and with more tentacles than a hydra.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at August 08, 2022 03:11 PM (n/8Ck)

350 Nope it would be against FAA rules. Unless NG pilots have a commercial license. Then you need training on a particular model - that's weeks at least.
Am I wrong?
Posted by: Ciampino

Any regulation can be changed, especially if it's an "emergency."
Posted by: Colorado Alex


Weeks. That's cute.

Posted by: Vaccine Trial Period at August 08, 2022 03:11 PM (j+4+t)

351 Lighten up, Ace. He's still chest feeding and it's still Pride Year.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 08, 2022 03:11 PM (ptqGC)

352 I've never flown El Al but somehow I think they would have a few hot FAs.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 08, 2022 03:12 PM (eGTCV)

353 291 "Good looking FAs"? You must be flying international on foreign airlines. 99% of the FAs on domestic flights are average at best and probably of that 50% are overweight gay men. In my last 20+ flights, there was only one FA that I would consider worthy of ogling. Unfortunately, she was a fucking Covid cunt and wouldn't stop harassing passengers over how they were wearing their masks.
Posted by: Elric Blade at August 08, 2022 03:01 PM (iFTx/)

They get better if you drink more

I think the prettiest one I ever saw was on Lufthansa, holy smokes
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 08, 2022 03:03 PM (S+j2h)
___________________________________

All Nippon for me. I lived in Japan for a while and thus flew back and forth to the USA many times. In all the flights I took, I don't think I saw one FA that was less than a 7, and some were like supermodel-hot. And they were almost all the exact same size, same body type, and all had the same look. It was like getting waited on by a bunch of hot clone anime girls. I won't deny that during those 12-hour flights my mind didn't wander into forbidden thoughts . . . .

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 08, 2022 03:12 PM (iFTx/)

354 Okay, that last sid post, has to be a regular socking a commie.

I'm thinking either Joe Mannix or JoeF.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 08, 2022 03:12 PM (5pTK/)

355 I suspect managing a fast food joint isn't easy, all the entitled employees showing up late, or not at all, and not calling in means the manager is doing most of the work.
--------------------
This very true. Good help is very difficult to find.

And no druggies!

Posted by: zombie gustavo fring at August 08, 2022 03:12 PM (yikp0)

356 Japan Air.

They should just change their name to Geisha Air.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 08, 2022 03:10 PM (lf83v)
++++
The Oriental airlines - especially Singapore, Japan and Korea per my understanding - are known for smoke-show stewardesses. I've never had the pleasure, since I've never been to the Orient.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 03:12 PM (WWh8n)

357 Geisha Air.

(jingle) "Singapore Girl, you're a great way to fly"

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at August 08, 2022 03:12 PM (kPy0C)

358 "Incompetent Diversity-Hire Gay Mayor Pete Can't Do a Thing About Another Weekend of a Thousand-Plus Flight Cancellations, Nor the Ongoing Pilot Shortage"

Even if we had a competent SecTrans, why would we want a govt bureaucrat fixing industries every time there's a problem? I get that air travel is heavily regulated and subsidized, so govt-'fixing'-duty is kind of baked into the airline cake. And it's fun to slam PB. But why do we need a SecTrans at all, if not to f things up worse? Q: Who was the bestest SecTrans in US history? A: WTF would ever know?

Posted by: Check Out gp's Rehoboth Beach Tan! at August 08, 2022 03:12 PM (qpX6U)

359 So "EXPERTS" claim that its only a matter of time before the Pridepox shows up at daycare centers.

https://tinyurl.com/yckk6w8j

So they are saying that a disease primarily carried by homosexual men in fecal matter is INEVITABLE at a daycare center? What, exactly is going on there???

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 08, 2022 03:13 PM (Ivdso)

360 I've only ever flown domestic, and only in the 21st century, so the whole hot flight attendant thing is just a myth to me. At least Southwest offers funny flight attendants as a substitution.

Posted by: CppThis at August 08, 2022 03:13 PM (UewuT)

361 My neighbor is a Captain flying the big stuff out of DFW worldwide. They call, he goes. One of the most laid back guys you ever want to meet, and oddly enough not military. We lived in a better world when airline pilots and air traffic controllers were military trained. And meteorologists too.

Posted by: Eromero at August 08, 2022 03:13 PM (0OP+5)

362
Americans need to get used to traveling less. Fewer planes in the air will lead to less CO2. It's all that matters.
Posted by: Sid


You shuffling off this mortal coil will lead to less CO2. It's all the matters.

Get cracking on that, will you?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 08, 2022 03:13 PM (pNxlR)

363 https://tinyurl.com/yckk6w8j

So they are saying that a disease primarily carried by homosexual men in fecal matter is INEVITABLE at a daycare center? What, exactly is going on there???
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 08, 2022 03:13 PM (Ivdso)



Grooming.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 03:13 PM (Zz0t1)

364 Air Bulgaria. Holy shit, yikes.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 08, 2022 03:08 PM (89T5c)

Start a totally ghey airline: BuggerAir.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 08, 2022 03:13 PM (YMB+f)

365 Couldn’t also be the vaccine manadates or injuries.

Can’t look into that.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at August 08, 2022 03:13 PM (R8u//)

366
Likely made Aeroflot look like safety fanatics
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


Hey, Aeroflot is an extraordinarily safe airline with rigid safety rules.

Here in the States the rule for pilots and alcohol is 24 hours from bottle to throttle. Aeroflot pilots are absolutely prohibited from drinking within 24 feet of the aircraft.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at August 08, 2022 03:14 PM (n+4am)

367 Yeah, but it would seem a simple computer simulation of available staff vs Flights.... A WEEK OR TWO OUT... would make it so you could resched those folks BEFORE these last minute cancellations.

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 08, 2022 03:04 PM (oHd/0)

I imagine the instability occurs earlier in the pipeline. When you wreck a country and people's economic prospects, they say fuck it, I'll call in sick today, do what I want. You wreck the inventory and delivery systems, and you got, instead of JiT parts/fuel/supplies, you get JiT problems that the system was not set up to handle, historically.

Posted by: Smeagol at August 08, 2022 03:14 PM (U3uv2)

368 >>> 359 So "EXPERTS" claim that its only a matter of time before the Pridepox shows up at daycare centers.

https://tinyurl.com/yckk6w8j

So they are saying that a disease primarily carried by homosexual men in fecal matter is INEVITABLE at a daycare center? What, exactly is going on there???
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 08, 2022 03:13 PM (Ivdso)

Why are you people so obsessed with Minor Attracted Persons???

Posted by: This... is XiNN at August 08, 2022 03:14 PM (llON8)

369 So they are saying that a disease primarily carried by homosexual men in fecal matter is INEVITABLE at a daycare center? What, exactly is going on there???

Hehehe we'll never tell!

Posted by: The Georgia Gay couple molesting their adopted kids at August 08, 2022 03:14 PM (ESjRY)

370 @305 I monitor all kinds of aircraft radio comms. Pilots and ground are the best radio operators there are. Brisk, no-nonsense, unschedded, info-heavy messages that have to be copied accurately the first time. I might could fly a plane, but I'd never be able to handle the radio.

----

Games like Microsoft Flight Simulator are considered the next best thing to actually being in a cockpit. And they have on-line play, where people from around the world all fly in the same (simulated) airspace. How do you manage all of that?

VATSIM is an application that connects you to a shared worldwide server filled with other people flying their simulated aircraft in computer airspace... and also has real people providing the ATC functions using real world procedures.

Posted by: junior at August 08, 2022 03:14 PM (6STwu)

371 it is trivial to get to the airport and then on to your plane.
=
before 9/11 I flew a lot. It was common place for me to get dropped off out front by a cabbie and run to the gate and on the plane as the door was closing. I still flew a fair amount after 9/11 until the VID. Now I don't fly at all for any reason. Too much bs and unreliability. Video conference is sufficient.

Posted by: The Great Reset at August 08, 2022 03:14 PM (vxk8J)

372 Lighten up, Ace. He's still chest feeding and it's still Pride Year.
____________________________________________

When is he going to host a transgender reading hour for children?

Also, has he checked with the local school board to see if he has mis-assigned his child's gender?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 08, 2022 03:14 PM (lf83v)

373 Posted by: Sid
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Fuck off.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 08, 2022 03:14 PM (sH61M)

374 Posted by: Sid at August 08, 2022 02:58 PM (n8wau)

You know what else would lead to less CO2? If you stopped breathing.

Incidentally, what's with these RepublicEN commercials? Has anyone else seen those?

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 08, 2022 03:15 PM (DRSnL)

375 So they are saying that a disease primarily carried by homosexual men in fecal matter is INEVITABLE at a daycare center? What, exactly is going on there???
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


Daycare centers have begun taking on roomers?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 08, 2022 03:15 PM (pNxlR)

376 ICU nurse, 37, who killed six people, including pregnant mother, her unborn baby and 1-year-old son, in fiery 100mph LA crash is in custody and being held on $9 million bond after being discharged from hospital
__________

She's black, so it'll probably be pled down to reckless driving, or some such shit.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at August 08, 2022 02:58 PM (MvHI3)
_______________

"Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said Friday that his office would be working with law enforcement throughout the weekend"

There ya go.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 03:15 PM (zeX4K)

377 Good news is, we get to start fighting off the Goths and Vandals.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe
----------------------

We can rename them, Russians and Chinese.

Posted by: Braenyard at August 08, 2022 03:15 PM (sP+u8)

378 Air Bulgaria. Holy shit, yikes.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 08, 2022 03:08 PM (89T5c)
++++
It was an older plane but a modern one (an Airbus, not some ancient Soviet plane) and the staff was friendly and helpful. The Sofia airport is a miserable place, though.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 03:15 PM (WWh8n)

379 The Oriental airlines - especially Singapore, Japan and Korea per my understanding - are known for smoke-show stewardesses. I've never had the pleasure, since I've never been to the Orient.
Posted by: Joe Mannix


From what I understand, the ONLY way anything would happen is in a fantasy. Not saying other airlines are Hooker Air...

Posted by: rickb223 at August 08, 2022 03:15 PM (j+4+t)

380 Incidentally, what's with these RepublicEN commercials? Has anyone else seen those?
Posted by: Jordan61
___

Don't watch cable or network TV, so no.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 08, 2022 03:16 PM (sH61M)

381 Ass cancer > GOPe

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 08, 2022 03:16 PM (m7R0k)

382 From what I understand, the ONLY way anything would happen is in a fantasy. Not saying other airlines are Hooker Air...
Posted by: rickb223 at August 08, 2022 03:15 PM (j+4+t)
++++
Oh, I don't expect to bang a hot Asian stewardess, but being waited on by a hot Asian stewardess would be just fine.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 03:16 PM (WWh8n)

383 DeSantis to campaign for Lake and other Trump endorsed candidates

lefty hair set on fire
Posted by: REDACTED

Trump Tells Americans to Brace for "A Lot Worse" Than Recession

-
Sumbitch has a nasty habit of being right.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 08, 2022 03:16 PM (FVME7)

384 The last time I saw hot flight attendants it was on French Bee.
At the time they had 2 planes and one route.
Paris-SFO-Papeete and back.
Airbus 380s.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, with capers at August 08, 2022 03:17 PM (jTmQV)

385 Govt solution:

Reimpose mask and testing mandates.

Most people will stop flying unless it can't be avoided.

Demand drops and cancellations end.

Problem solved in time for elections.


Winning Biden-style!!

Posted by: Ripley at August 08, 2022 03:17 PM (MxEKc)

386 I know a business that got just under 900K in PPP money, that loan was forgiven a year later.
The business did retain all the employees, that was not the issue. The issue was the business not only did not shut down for the pandemic but they had their best year.
Even though they had their best year they not only qualified for PPP but also legally qualified for loan forgiveness.
Did I mention the loan forgiveness was tax free?

Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at August 08, 2022 03:06 PM (53oGX)

Pot business?

Posted by: Smeagol at August 08, 2022 03:17 PM (U3uv2)

387 Yeah, but it would seem a simple computer simulation of available staff vs Flights.... A WEEK OR TWO OUT... would make it so you could resched those folks BEFORE these last minute cancellations.

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 08, 2022 03:04 PM (oHd/0)


You're talking about thousands of flights and tens of thousands of people, that you're trying to simulate. Plus, even if they are able to simulate it with some accuracy, the bean counters likely figured that it was simply cheaper to give a voucher to irate passengers than pay for enough excess capacity.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 08, 2022 03:17 PM (wmDcS)

388 318 I think the prettiest one I ever saw was on Lufthansa, holy smokes
Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 08, 2022 03:03 PM (S+j2h)
++++
Lufthansa had some nice ones. Air Bulgaria had some serious lookers, too.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 03:07 PM (WWh8n)

Garuda Airlines. Beautiful Asian ladies.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at August 08, 2022 03:17 PM (Qhnrt)

389 312 KLM if you want uniformally tall women. I recall flying that airline in 1994. They were obsessed about the World Cup even though they sucked. You had to give those Nederlanders credit. I the only thing that came close were the Greeks. And those guys went out in two matches.

Posted by: Quint at August 08, 2022 03:17 PM (4JZoC)

390 Anne Heche's flammable car has contributed more carbon dioxide to the environment than my diesel pick-up truck.

Discuss amongst yourselves.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 08, 2022 03:17 PM (lf83v)

391 331 I think McConnell would push for Romney in the VP slot, or if not then a red state Senator like Testor.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 08, 2022 03:08 PM (wmDcS)

=========

After his complete lack of whipping against KJB, a fight that would have been important to have, I'm certain McConnell will whip to get Buttigieg into the Vice-presidency because it's so meaningless and shows that he's bipartisan.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, navigating the destiny machine with Fritz Lang at August 08, 2022 03:17 PM (LvTSG)

392 Sumbitch has a nasty habit of being right.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 08, 2022 03:16 PM (FVME7)
---------------

Telling the truth is a revolutionary act, these days.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 08, 2022 03:17 PM (5pTK/)

393 Posted by: Sid at August 08, 2022 02:58 PM (n8wau)
____________

Offing criminals and welfare recipients would reduce CO2 production, too. Are you advocating that?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara - Impeach Joe Biden at August 08, 2022 03:17 PM (zeX4K)

394 Incidentally, what's with these RepublicEN commercials? Has anyone else seen those?
Posted by: Jordan61

I thought they were Republican'ts.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 08, 2022 03:18 PM (FVME7)

395 How would Buttigieg and husband feel about a firmly heterosexual kindergarten teacher grooming their child in that direction?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 08, 2022 03:18 PM (eGTCV)

396 At the very least, antifa guy will probably be able to play Quasimodo rather convincingly.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 08, 2022 03:07 PM (5pTK/)

He deserved every inch.

Posted by: Smeagol at August 08, 2022 03:18 PM (U3uv2)

397 'If things get hard, they just quit'

After three years of pandemic-disrupted schooling, students just don't care any more, complains a teacher on Chalkbeat's After the Bell column.

https://tinyurl.com/2ahu78w8

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 08, 2022 03:19 PM (sH61M)

398 I just saw Top Gun:M at the Air and Space Museum IMAX theater. Much as it pains me to admit it, it was pretty good. Even Tom Cruise wasn't as annoying as he usually is, while Jennifer Connelly looked great. She's aging very nicely, despite the lack of the pre-reduction flotation devices.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 08, 2022 03:19 PM (/NCI4)

399 Don't watch cable or network TV, so no.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 08, 2022 03:16 PM (sH61M)


They're terrible. They're supposedly conservatives ("my husband and I are evangelical Christians!") and who are concerned about climate change.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 08, 2022 03:19 PM (DRSnL)

400 Okay, that last sid post, has to be a regular socking a commie.

I'm thinking either Joe Mannix or JoeF.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 08, 2022 03:12 PM


Sid's posts are so over-the-top stoopid that I'm waiting for AtC to finally admit she's been trolling us.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 08, 2022 03:20 PM (4p7Em)

401 "11 She also points out that pilots who refused to get vaccinated were fired.

This is key. They fired people for not taking the experimental gene therapy shot that is proving to be dangerous and nearly worthless against the virus and now they don't have enough people to do the job.

Making matters worse is that the unions protect people who just refuse to show up because they didn't want to work that day or partied too hard the previous night.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 08, 2022 02:27 PM (Ivdso)"

It's not just pilots that got fired for vax refusal, or quit rather than take it (pilots tending to be less retarded than the general population) - a fuckton of pilots are grounded for medical reasons. Other aircrew are also having issues.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at August 08, 2022 03:20 PM (7QclL)

402 They're terrible. They're supposedly conservatives ("my husband and I are evangelical Christians!") and who are concerned about climate change.
Posted by: Jordan61 at August 08, 2022 03:19 PM (DRSnL)
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If they're claiming to be Evangelical Christians concerned about climate change, they are, most likely, lying.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 08, 2022 03:21 PM (5pTK/)

403
Slow Joe's bumper crop of diversity hires is paying off big time to show just how predictive such criteria are for superior on-job performance.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 08, 2022 03:21 PM (pNxlR)

404 400 Okay, that last sid post, has to be a regular socking a commie.

I'm thinking either Joe Mannix or JoeF.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 08, 2022 03:12 PM

Sid's posts are so over-the-top stoopid that I'm waiting for AtC to finally admit she's been trolling us.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 08, 2022 03:20 PM (4p7Em)
___________________________

I figured Sid was a sock and a troll from a regular from the beginning.

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 08, 2022 03:21 PM (iFTx/)

405 Pete Buttigieg = the Backside Hump of Notre Dame

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at August 08, 2022 03:21 PM (atmen)

406 Lufthansa had some nice ones. Air Bulgaria had some serious lookers, too.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at August 08, 2022 03:07 PM (WWh8n)

Garuda Airlines. Beautiful Asian ladies.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at August 08, 2022 03:17 PM (Qhnrt)


Brazil.
Yum!

Posted by: Diogenes at August 08, 2022 03:21 PM (anj39)

407 Incidentally, what's with these RepublicEN commercials? Has anyone else seen those?
Posted by: Jordan61

I thought they were Republican'ts.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks



I think they are RepubliKENs, as in, no discernible genitalia.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 08, 2022 03:21 PM (lTGtQ)

408 "344 >>> 334 I blame the Biden Junta for this too. Never in my life have so many things gone awry in such a short period of time. If the GOP does not capitalize on these shortages and disruptions to take both chambers, they are idiots...
Posted by: Baldy at August 08, 2022 03:09 PM (DsdrM)

Or, you know, the "other" side of the uniparty.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at August 08, 2022 03:10 PM (llON"

Ah, yeah. Nothing is "going awry". Things are being destroyed because the powers that be want them destroyed, a few 2nd and 3rd order hiccups here and there on the way down notwithstanding.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at August 08, 2022 03:21 PM (7QclL)

409 'If things get hard, they just quit'

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 08, 2022 03:19 PM


The Paolo, he does not, how the kids say, understand those words in that order.

Posted by: Paolo at August 08, 2022 03:22 PM (4p7Em)

410 So they are saying that a disease primarily carried by homosexual men in fecal matter is INEVITABLE at a daycare center? What, exactly is going on there???

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 08, 2022 03:13 PM (Ivdso)

They're sexing up the kids, Chris, in the cornhole.

Posted by: Smeagol at August 08, 2022 03:22 PM (U3uv2)

411 367 I imagine the instability occurs earlier in the pipeline. When you wreck a country and people's economic prospects, they say fuck it, I'll call in sick today, do what I want. You wreck the inventory and delivery systems, and you got, instead of JiT parts/fuel/supplies, you get JiT problems that the system was not set up to handle, historically.
Posted by: Smeagol at August 08, 2022 03:14 PM (U3uv2)


Dude here gets it. Lots of skilled labor has been mainlining fukitol since summer 2020. Or, as Aaron Clarey would say, enjoying the decline.

Posted by: CppThis at August 08, 2022 03:23 PM (UewuT)

412 Oh vat da heck I'm going to the pub.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, there are chickens in my trench at August 08, 2022 03:23 PM (eGTCV)

413 Sid's posts are so over-the-top stoopid that I'm waiting for AtC to finally admit she's been trolling us.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 08, 2022 03:20 PM (4p7Em)

This was the first Sid comment I've seen. Sounds a bit frollish.

Posted by: Javems at August 08, 2022 03:23 PM (AmoqO)

414 "Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said Friday that his office would be working with law enforcement throughout the weekend"
_______________

Gotta run the victims' and perp's DNA through the intersectionality analyzer to determine oppression scores. How else can we achieve equity? (Don't respond to rhetorical question, we got it all figured out already, hater)

Posted by: G. Gascon, LA Dept of Social Justice at August 08, 2022 03:23 PM (fs1hN)

415 This is key. They fired people for not taking the experimental gene therapy shot that is proving to be dangerous and nearly worthless against the virus and now they don't have enough people to do the job.
__________________________________________

Here's where the pilots were right. The vaccine caused cardiomyopathy. Guess what pilots with cardiomyopathy can't do? That's right. They can't fly. Biden and company put them in an impossible position.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 08, 2022 03:23 PM (lf83v)

416 It's how he's helping to control Mpox?

Posted by: Lola at August 08, 2022 03:24 PM (NIYa7)

417 no worries; health care industry next
Fourteen young Canadian docs die after getting the shot. Normally would be ~0 over 30 years.
This is a list of just the docs my doctor friend in Canada heard about passively. In the past 30 years, he's never heard of a single death like this. Not one. Now there are 14.
(the comments bring more to light. the post linked by anita jader linked in the piece says it all - I have the same experience, just not that many)

Pilots, flight attendants, athletes, celebs, babies....
Who's counting? Taiwan?

WOLSNED @wolsned
"In Taiwan the number of people dying after the jibbyjabby is exceeding the number of deaths from the virus itself"

True?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 08, 2022 03:25 PM (+Wc1h)

418 Sofia airport is fog-bound constantly. I was flying in years ago, from SF via Frankfurt (UA --> LH). We had to circle Sofia for an hour and the divert to the alternate airport. I'm thinking Varna or the other resort on the Black Sea. Nope. I think we landed in Belgrade, Serbia. Took a bus with everyone else, through the night, to get to Sofia - 11 hours. Ugh. Worst thing was the NYC high school girls ice skating team that wouldn't shut up.

Posted by: SFGoth at August 08, 2022 03:25 PM (KAi1n)

419 JoeF is the master of trolling. His fake Romney tweets are legendary.

sid is right in JoeF's wheelhouse.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 08, 2022 03:25 PM (5pTK/)

420 Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said Friday that his office would be working with law enforcement throughout the weekend

I suppose it's possible that he realizes he's in deep, deep trouble, and will involve himself in this high profile case to try and save his worthless ass. Or not.

Posted by: Archimedes at August 08, 2022 03:25 PM (/NCI4)

421 Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 08, 2022 03:23 PM (lf83v

Man. A lot of people need to be put in prison.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at August 08, 2022 03:25 PM (R8u//)

422 But he is just fabulous! And he can tie a cherry stem just using his tongue. So

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at August 08, 2022 03:25 PM (PRgYB)

423 Plus, even if they are able to simulate it with some accuracy, the bean counters likely figured that it was simply cheaper to give a voucher to irate passengers than pay for enough excess capacity.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 08, 2022 03:17 PM (wmDcS)

Exactly this.... I think this is a business decision. I'm sure there are also contracts with airports about how many flights per day and such that are minimum (unless an emergency)...

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 08, 2022 03:25 PM (oHd/0)

424 410 So they are saying that a disease primarily carried by homosexual men in fecal matter is INEVITABLE at a daycare center? What, exactly is going on there???

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 08, 2022 03:13 PM (Ivdso)

They're sexing up the kids, Chris, in the cornhole.
Posted by: Smeagol at August 08, 2022 03:22 PM (U3uv2)
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I think they're getting ready for the old switcheroo. Just like testing for Covid-19 soon became "testing for any old coronavirus or flu or anything," the MP "testing" will soon become testing for any kind of pox, including chicken pox. It's a deliberate scam intended to jack up "positive" cases and ramp up hysteria. Or, gay groomers with monkeypox dicks could indeed be fucking daycare kids.

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 08, 2022 03:26 PM (iFTx/)

425 Asian nations understand that pretty girls are liked by everyone, and brighten everyone's day. They don't have this rot of "body positivity" or any of that crap either.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 08, 2022 03:26 PM (Ivdso)

426 314 That deadly horror crash in CA where the Mercedes came into the intersection like a fucking missile -- did anyone ever figure out wtf the driver was doing going about 100 mph into an intersection??
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According to the article I read, she was drunk and reportedly arguing with somebody. Don't know if it was a passenger in her car, or if she was on the phone.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at August 08, 2022 03:26 PM (MvHI3)

427 Incompetent Mayor Eric Adams posts an L -- a big L...

https://twitter.com/DefiantLs/status/
1556720818486493188

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 08, 2022 03:26 PM (yikp0)

428 Remember when Pete tried to scam us into believing that he rode his bicycle to work in DC? Turns out he had his staff drop him off about a mile from work and someone captured it on their i-phone. Lying bastard.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 08, 2022 03:26 PM (lf83v)

429 My big flying time was in the mid 80 to right after 9/11.

I racked up a lot of gold cards and even a couple of platinum ones as well. In those days my schedule was so crammed many times I would hit the airport give a Skycap my bag and ten dollar bill and run to the gate barely making it on the plane. Those Skycaps never, I mean NEVER failed to get my bag on and to its destination.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at August 08, 2022 03:26 PM (u4CEu)

430 What bullshit.

And after reading the Wray fiasco, that fucker needs to be hauled in to the Senate every fucking Friday afternoon for oversight hearings for the rest of the summer. And then every MondayFuckingMorning.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 08, 2022 03:26 PM (kN/Su)

431 Sid was born to be a bottom.

Posted by: Paul at August 08, 2022 03:27 PM (sWM8x)

432 If they're claiming to be Evangelical Christians concerned about climate change, they are, most likely, lying.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 08, 2022 03:21 PM (5pTK/)

Those that confuse climate with Christ, aren't capital C Christians. They are climate cultists.

Democommunists are word wrangling rodeo clowns.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at August 08, 2022 03:28 PM (sI15f)

433 I'm lucky. I don't have to fly anymore. And I don't.

16 hour drive (one way) to a MoMe? No problem - TP's and R's Excellent Adventure is coming right up. Yes, gas is $$$. I ain't leaving it to the kids anyway.

Posted by: Tonypete at August 08, 2022 03:28 PM (LsEU/)

434 I mean NEVER failed to get my bag on and to its destination.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at August 08, 2022 03:26 PM (u4CEu)

Those guys kicked ass. There are still a few

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 08, 2022 03:28 PM (S+j2h)

435 True?

Posted by: artisanal 'ette
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Yes, and it's happening mostly in Western nations where the jab rates are highest.

Not so much in Africa and other places where the jab rates are low.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 08, 2022 03:28 PM (sH61M)

436 Turns out, undocumented pre citizens can do the job Americans won't do.

https://bit.ly/3zBcKE6

Schadenfreudalicious!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 08, 2022 03:28 PM (FVME7)

437 homosexual men in fecal matter is INEVITABLE at a daycare center? What, exactly is going on there???


They think their shit doesn't stink.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 08, 2022 03:28 PM (kN/Su)

438 Bruce Dowbiggin @dowbboy; 1h
Sitting on Air Canada flight got. Told to put on mask. I said I was Justin Trudeau. Don’t need one. They don’t see the humour.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 08, 2022 03:28 PM (yikp0)

439 Here's where the pilots were right. The vaccine caused cardiomyopathy. Guess what pilots with cardiomyopathy can't do? That's right. They can't fly. Biden and company put them in an impossible position.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 08, 2022 03:23 PM (lf83v)

Read an interesting singles ad a couple days ago... 50ish Woman out in Colorado who flat out stated she would not swap DNA (ie have sex) with anyone who has had the Genetic Manipulation shots.

Was a 1 too...

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 08, 2022 03:28 PM (oHd/0)

440 And after reading the Wray fiasco, that fucker needs to be hauled in to the Senate every fucking Friday afternoon for oversight hearings for the rest of the summer. And then every MondayFuckingMorning.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at August 08, 2022 03:26 PM (kN/Su)
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Between hearings, he spends quality time a gibbet, right?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 08, 2022 03:28 PM (5pTK/)

441 They're terrible. They're supposedly conservatives ("my husband and I are evangelical Christians!") and who are concerned about climate change.

They could do a whole series of those. "My husband and I are evangelical Christians and support calling monkey pox something else because we are vegans who love animals."

Or

"My husband and I who are Evangelical Christians support the hiring of thousands of extra IRS agents because we know that sometimes people making under 150,000 a year cheat on their taxes."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 08, 2022 03:29 PM (wvo9L)

442 I figured Sid was a sock and a troll from a regular from the beginning.

Posted by: Elric Blade at August 08, 2022 03:21 PM (iFTx/)

That's likely because you don't want to believe that people can be that stupid. They can.

Posted by: Comrade Flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 08, 2022 03:29 PM (U3uv2)

443
You're talking about thousands of flights and tens of thousands of people, that you're trying to simulate. Plus, even if they are able to simulate it with some accuracy, the bean counters likely figured that it was simply cheaper to give a voucher to irate passengers than pay for enough excess capacity.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 08, 2022 03:17 PM (wmDcS)

Airlines bank on some people not showing up, which is usually true for most flights.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at August 08, 2022 03:29 PM (b2nrj)

444 Read an interesting singles ad a couple days ago... 50ish Woman out in Colorado who flat out stated she would not swap DNA (ie have sex) with anyone who has had the Genetic Manipulation shots.

Was a 1 too...
Posted by: Romeo13 at August 08, 2022 03:28 PM (oHd/0)
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Ette and marriage material all rolled into 1!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 08, 2022 03:29 PM (5pTK/)

445 When you are not qualified to meet the goals of your job, change the goals.

Posted by: 29Victor at August 08, 2022 03:30 PM (BJKQV)

446 Read an interesting singles ad a couple days ago... 50ish Woman out in Colorado who flat out stated she would not swap DNA (ie have sex) with anyone who has had the Genetic Manipulation shots.

Was a 1 too...
Posted by: Romeo13

So you're saying I have a chance?

Posted by: Tonypete at August 08, 2022 03:30 PM (LsEU/)

447 425 Asian nations understand that pretty girls are liked by everyone, and brighten everyone's day. They don't have this rot of "body positivity" or any of that crap either.
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I'd be hot if I gave a f* about all you crappy, pissy travellers, and if all my male co-workers weren't so obnoxiously gay. Why bother looking good.

Posted by: Resting B. Face - Flight Attendent (not Stewardess, you sexist pr*ck) at August 08, 2022 03:30 PM (fs1hN)

448 I think McConnell would push for Romney in the VP slot, or if not then a red state Senator like Testor.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 08, 2022 03:08 PM (wmDcS)

That would be the ultimate betrayal of GOP voters, so it's likely to happen.

Posted by: trev006 at August 08, 2022 03:30 PM (Rei2g)

449 426 314 That deadly horror crash in CA where the Mercedes came into the intersection like a fucking missile -- did anyone ever figure out wtf the driver was doing going about 100 mph into an intersection??
_____________

According to the article I read, she was drunk and reportedly arguing with somebody. Don't know if it was a passenger in her car, or if she was on the phone.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at August 08, 2022 03:26 PM (MvHI3)
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The Daily Kardashian said she was drunk and fighting with her boyfriend, I believe.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at August 08, 2022 03:30 PM (sWM8x)

450 389 312 "KLM if you want uniformally tall women."

All through the 90's we would take the Detroit to Amsterdam flight on our way to Sweden where our biggest customer was. I think that was about the end of the days for routine pleasant air travel. Everything was downhill from there.

Posted by: jwest at August 08, 2022 03:30 PM (/BlEx)

451 Sitting on Air Canada flight got. Told to put on mask. I said I was Justin Trudeau. Don’t need one. They don’t see the humour.
____________________________________________

Easy fix. Distract them.

"Oh, look. Is that Celine Dion?"

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 08, 2022 03:31 PM (lf83v)

452 Posted by: Romeo13 at August 08, 2022 03:28 PM (oHd/0)

She’s not wrong.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at August 08, 2022 03:31 PM (R8u//)

453 Read an interesting singles ad a couple days ago... 50ish Woman out in Colorado who flat out stated she would not swap DNA (ie have sex) with anyone who has had the Genetic Manipulation shots.

Was a 1 too...

Posted by: Romeo13 at August 08, 2022 03:28 PM (oHd/0)

Saw a pic of a guy's truck with an offer of Pure Blood Seed, $3500/dose on the cab window.

Posted by: Comrade Flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 08, 2022 03:31 PM (U3uv2)

454 "Ahm pilot ", says drunk guy on Independence Day.

I have a valid Airline Transport Pilot license and a good physical, even though I'm 29. I could be flying, but instead I've been sitting on my ass for a year now.

Why? Not taking any more shots (J&J, one and DONE). Not wearing a mask for no reason. I like sleeping in my own bed at night, and the airline I was flying for, bringing illegals back to wherever they came from is now flying them deeper into the US. Screw that.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at August 08, 2022 03:31 PM (x/Zt2)

455 "My husband and I who are Evangelical Christians support the work of Pete Buttigieg as Transportation secretary because we think the criticism of him is prompted by anti gay hatred and we think "luv is luv."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 08, 2022 03:31 PM (wvo9L)

456 I could care less. I hate the airlines, their effing rules, the fake security. They can all go tits up for all I care.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 08, 2022 03:31 PM (eJn7u)

457 Sid actually manages to type pretty well for a guy who probably has a dick in each hand.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 08, 2022 03:32 PM (ppBhU)

458 Saw a pic of a guy's truck with an offer of Pure Blood Seed, $3500/dose on the cab window.
Posted by: Comrade Flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 08, 2022 03:31 PM (U3uv2)


It was your truck, wasn't it? Sounds like you.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 08, 2022 03:33 PM (DRSnL)

459 A mobile population is difficult to subjugate.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 08, 2022 03:33 PM (BFigT)

460 "My husband and I who are Evangelical Christians support the hiring of thousands of extra IRS agents because we know that sometimes people making under 150,000 a year cheat on their taxes."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke



Normally, snitches for the stasi didn't publicly announce it.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at August 08, 2022 03:33 PM (lTGtQ)

461 Olivia Newton John passed away after a long battle with breast cancer.

Posted by: redridinghood at August 08, 2022 03:33 PM (NpAcC)

462 If you want to laugh out loud to some airline humor, search Foster Brooks and Dean Martin airline pilot scene.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 08, 2022 03:33 PM (lf83v)

463 Fen is bringing the funny.

heh.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 08, 2022 03:33 PM (5pTK/)

464 ___

Don't watch cable or network TV, so no.
Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 08, 2022 03:16 PM (sH61M)
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It's a relief, isn't it?

Posted by: Braenyard at August 08, 2022 03:33 PM (sP+u8)

465 Saw a pic of a guy's truck with an offer of Pure Blood Seed, $3500/dose on the cab window.
Posted by: Comrade Flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 08, 2022 03:31 PM (U3uv2)

It was your truck, wasn't it? Sounds like you.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 08, 2022 03:33 PM (DRSnL)

Ooh, look at the time.

*scurries off*

Posted by: Comrade Flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 08, 2022 03:34 PM (U3uv2)

466 459 A mobile population is difficult to subjugate.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at August 08, 2022 03:33 PM (BFigT)


This, too, is the story of Obama EVs.

Posted by: CppThis at August 08, 2022 03:34 PM (UewuT)

467 There certainly is a lot of banging and hammering involved with having new shingles put onto your roof.

Posted by: Weasel at August 08, 2022 03:34 PM (0IeYL)

468 It was your truck, wasn't it? Sounds like you.
Posted by: Jordan61 at August 08, 2022 03:33 PM (DRSnL)
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From what I understand, can't necessarily rule out your husband, either.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 08, 2022 03:35 PM (5pTK/)

469 It was your truck, wasn't it? Sounds like you.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 08, 2022 03:33 PM (DRSnL)

Not me. Looks like TX plates.

https://bit.ly/3A49TVA

Posted by: Comrade Flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 08, 2022 03:35 PM (U3uv2)

470 Stasi was a lot smarter than the fools and clowns running around right now, just sayin'

Posted by: CppThis at August 08, 2022 03:35 PM (UewuT)

471 Will no one rid me of these turbulent GOPers?

Posted by: Henry II at August 08, 2022 03:35 PM (kN/Su)

472 There certainly is a lot of banging and hammering involved with having new shingles put onto your roof.
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Yes. Yes there is. Why are you still there?

Posted by: hearing protection at August 08, 2022 03:35 PM (XlKKM)

473 And you thought cancelled flights and crashes were they only thing you had to worry about.

Yum! Airline crew member found a snake's head in her meal.

https://bit.ly/3SymRCm

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 08, 2022 03:35 PM (FVME7)

474 Weasel, perhaps you could ask them to use hot melt glue in leu of roofing nails.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at August 08, 2022 03:36 PM (eJn7u)

475 There certainly is a lot of banging and hammering involved with having new shingles put onto your roof.
Posted by: Weasel

Roof Aztecs are a noisy bunch.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 08, 2022 03:36 PM (89T5c)

476 ==
Yes. Yes there is. Why are you still there?
Posted by: hearing protection at August 08, 2022 03:35 PM (XlKKM)
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WHAT?! I CANT HEAR YOU OVER ALL THE BANGING AND HAMMERING!

Posted by: Weasel at August 08, 2022 03:37 PM (0IeYL)

477 Ahhh. Back in the good old days when you could "Fly Judy":

https://tinyurl.com/yc6v4nru

Or maybe Southwest:

https://tinyurl.com/m7j7u674
Posted by: Javems at August 08, 2022


***
I remember the Continental Airlines slogan, "The proud bird with the golden tail," and The Carol Burnett Show kidding with that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 08, 2022 03:37 PM (txdEq)

478 There certainly is a lot of banging and hammering involved with having new shingles put onto your roof.
Posted by: Weasel at August 08, 2022 03:34 PM


The Paolo, he also finds the hammering annoying.

Posted by: Paolo at August 08, 2022 03:37 PM (4p7Em)

479 ... the weather may be beyond our control for now but it's not beyond our control..."

Slow Joe on climate change.

https://twitter.com/ViralNewsNYC/status/
1556721838767718400

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 08, 2022 03:37 PM (yikp0)

480 Yum! Airline crew member found a snake's head in her meal.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

"What are you mad at me for? I didn't charge you for it!"

-- Young attendant without a hint of customer service skills

Posted by: Tonypete at August 08, 2022 03:37 PM (LsEU/)

481 Roof Aztecs are a noisy bunch.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 08, 2022 03:36 PM


Stealing that.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at August 08, 2022 03:37 PM (4p7Em)

482 There certainly is a lot of banging and hammering involved with having new shingles put onto your roof.
Posted by: Weasel at August 08, 2022 03:34 PM (0IeYL)


Neighbors right behind us had that done last week. And yes, it is.

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 08, 2022 03:37 PM (DRSnL)

483 ... the weather may be beyond our control for now but it's not beyond our control..."

Slow Joe on climate change.

https://twitter.com/ViralNewsNYC/status/
1556721838767718400

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 08, 2022 03:37 PM (yikp0)

Thanks for clearing that up.

Posted by: Comrade Flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 08, 2022 03:38 PM (U3uv2)

484 That would be the ultimate betrayal of GOP voters, so it's likely to happen.
Posted by: trev006 at August 08, 2022 03:30 PM (Rei2g)


Not necessarily. Romney or a red-state Dem senator would mean a republican replacement, who would likely be loyal to McConnell.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 08, 2022 03:38 PM (wmDcS)

485 461 Olivia Newton John passed away after a long battle with breast cancer.
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Sorry to hear that. Seemed like a nice person.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--FJB at August 08, 2022 03:38 PM (MvHI3)

486 From what I understand, can't necessarily rule out your husband, either.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 08, 2022 03:35 PM (5pTK/)


Well, he's been snipped, so...

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 08, 2022 03:38 PM (DRSnL)

487 Olivia Newton John has passed after a long battle with cancer, RIP.
I really liked her.

Posted by: Dr Spank at August 08, 2022 03:38 PM (z7wN2)

488 Ugh.

Company full of wokesters; all giddy about all this new bullshit congress is ramming through.

But.. we've been expanding quite a bit. Bunch of them don't realize they're likely to get their bonus cut, or even their jobs axed and projects cancelled, because the new 15% minimum corp tax means the re-investment that is enabling their paychecks is going to have to be diverted to a significantly higher tax burden.

Most will never figure out what even hit them.

Posted by: somedood - skull mountain sherpa at August 08, 2022 03:39 PM (7QclL)

489 Late to the sad party I see.

Posted by: Dr Spank at August 08, 2022 03:39 PM (z7wN2)

490 From what I understand, can't necessarily rule out your husband, either.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at August 08, 2022 03:35 PM (5pTK/)

Well, he's been snipped, so...

Posted by: Jordan61 at August 08, 2022 03:38 PM (DRSnL)

It would take a lot of balls to pull off that kind of con.

Posted by: Comrade Flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 08, 2022 03:39 PM (U3uv2)

491 somedood - skull mountain sherpa

from what I understand, Biden made businesses fire people who would not vax or boost. So the airlines did so. Now Mayor Petey is going to punish them for being shorthanded?

What doesn't this airline chick talk about the firings? Got no sympathy for her.

Posted by: Ultra pj at August 08, 2022 03:39 PM (G1dq6)

492 Olivia Newton John was so beautiful. Sad to hear of her passing.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 08, 2022 03:39 PM (lf83v)

493 "My husband and I who are Evangelical Christians support the hiring of thousands of extra IRS agents because we know that sometimes people making under 150,000 a year cheat on their taxes."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Good news, everyone! Of those 87,000 new IRS agents, 70,000 will be armed!

https://bit.ly/3vQGmMO

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now Is the Summer of Our Discontent n at August 08, 2022 03:39 PM (FVME7)

494 Aw, RIP ONJ.

Posted by: bonhomme at August 08, 2022 03:40 PM (eyxn4)

495 A lot of actors dying lately.

Posted by: Dr Spank at August 08, 2022 03:40 PM (z7wN2)

496 Karol Markowicz made a very good point in June: The airlines received $50 billion during the pandemic to keep paying their staffs, even though there was little air travel.

The airlines took this money... and then promptly began shedding staff.
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That's what always happens. Stop bailing people out.

This happened with Trump, too. US Steel was going to open up new plants. They took the money, and then closed plants. So did Caterpillar.

Welfare to unions for blue collar jobs ends up being welfare for union leadership, who never seem to lose their jobs.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at August 08, 2022 03:40 PM (Y206u)

497 Stasi was a lot smarter than the fools and clowns running around right now, just sayin'
Posted by: CppThis at August 08, 2022 03:35 PM (UewuT)


Give em time, they are still learning.

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 08, 2022 03:40 PM (S+j2h)

498 Good news, everyone! Of those 87,000 new IRS agents, 70,000 will be armed!
_________________________________________

Why? Are they going hunting?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 08, 2022 03:40 PM (lf83v)

499 from what I understand, Biden made businesses fire people who would not vax or boost. So the airlines did so. Now Mayor Petey is going to punish them for being shorthanded?

What doesn't this airline chick talk about the firings? Got no sympathy for her.

Posted by: Ultra pj at August 08, 2022 03:39 PM (G1dq6)

There's a lesson to be learned there about getting into bed with a mafioso.

Posted by: Comrade Flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 08, 2022 03:40 PM (U3uv2)

500 When we had our new roof put on, I told my wife to go spend a couple of nights with her girlfriend.
Noise. Dust. Cursing men.
Did she do it?
No.
Instead, she went out in the back yard, arms akimbo and ordered them to "keep it down".
Much embarrassment ensued.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, with capers at August 08, 2022 03:40 PM (jTmQV)

501 A Mercedes hurtling through an intersection at 100 . . . I've run two of my Mercedes up to 100, but that was on wide-open, flat roads in CO and NM, NOT in a city. And even then I was hyper-alert and ready in an instant to tap the brakes.

Which I did in south-central CO when I saw a road sign: "WATCH FOR BISON ON ROAD"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 08, 2022 03:40 PM (txdEq)

502 If people don't like the way the airlines are running their flights well then they should just buy their own airplanes.

Preferably electric.

Posted by: Just Lily at August 08, 2022 03:41 PM (RLLZj)

503 Why? Are they going hunting?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 08, 2022 03:40 PM (lf83v)

lol, nice.

Posted by: Comrade Flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at August 08, 2022 03:41 PM (U3uv2)

504 460 "My husband and I who are Evangelical Christians support the hiring of thousands of extra IRS agents because we know that sometimes people making under 150,000 a year cheat on their taxes."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke

There is a big difference in intentionally not paying legitimately owed tax and having a different opinion on what the tax law is. Try calling the IRS to get a definitive answer on a question. They won't give you one and tell you you're on your own figuring it out. Also, with the IRS you're guilty until proven innocent. They can seize all your assets and there is nothing you can do about it.

Posted by: jwest at August 08, 2022 03:41 PM (/BlEx)

505 It's a relief, isn't it?

Posted by: Braenyard
___

Yes, it has been.

Granted, I have my guilty pleasure of streaming Chinese historical dramas on utoob, but they're ad-free.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at August 08, 2022 03:41 PM (sH61M)

506
... the weather may be beyond our control for now but it's not beyond our control..."

Slow Joe on climate change.


I cannot believe that there are folks there voluntarily to listen to that fool.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 08, 2022 03:41 PM (pNxlR)

507 Not necessarily. Romney or a red-state Dem senator would mean a republican replacement, who would likely be loyal to McConnell.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 08, 2022 03:38 PM (wmDcS)
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And McConnell, in turn, is loyal to.....

Posted by: Chairman Xi at August 08, 2022 03:42 PM (fs1hN)

508 nood

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at August 08, 2022 03:42 PM (yikp0)

509 ONJ is the only thing that made Xanadu remotely possible to watch. She was a cutey.

Rest Well Olivia

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at August 08, 2022 03:43 PM (S+j2h)

510 Olivia Newton John was so beautiful. Sad to hear of her passing.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 08, 2022


***
Hard to believe she first made her splash on the US charts close to 50 years ago! And her movie career, Grease Xanadu anyway, was more than 40 years back.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 08, 2022 03:43 PM (txdEq)

511 And Newsom thinks he has a shot. Dude is white AND straight.

Probably willing to make out with a guy on TV if it gets him the slot though

Posted by: azjaeger at August 08, 2022 03:43 PM (cnnDa)

512
"WATCH FOR BISON ON ROAD"
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


Did it have glow in the night features?
Bison are notoriously nocturnal.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at August 08, 2022 03:43 PM (pNxlR)

513 Even though they had their best year they not only qualified for PPP but also legally qualified for loan forgiveness.
Did I mention the loan forgiveness was tax free?

Posted by: Inogame, non alius regit at August 08, 2022 03:06 PM (53oGX)

My boss. Though not $900K, best year with two businesses. Asked him about bonuses and raises. He replied "Both?"

Bitches about a Suburban costing $100K.

Wonder why boomers are leaving the work force?

Posted by: Golfman at August 08, 2022 03:44 PM (zb5B0)

514 My husband and I who are Evangelical Christians
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Evil exists everywhere.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at August 08, 2022 03:44 PM (Y206u)

515 Oliva Newton-John RIP

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 08, 2022 03:44 PM (63Dwl)

516 Olivia Newton John has passed after a long battle with cancer, RIP.
I really liked her.
Posted by: Dr Spank


FML. She was my one true celebrity crush growing up.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 08, 2022 03:44 PM (j+4+t)

517 I mean Grease AND Xanadu, not instructing someone to apply lube to a roller skate venue.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 08, 2022 03:44 PM (txdEq)

518 Good news, everyone! Of those 87,000 new IRS agents, 70,000 will be armed!
_________________________________________

Why? Are they going hunting?


Yes, they are.

Posted by: Diesel Jones, Biologist at August 08, 2022 03:44 PM (Vu7A1)

519 470 Stasi was a lot smarter than the fools and clowns running around right now, just sayin'
Posted by: CppThis
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Practice, practice

Posted by: Braenyard at August 08, 2022 03:44 PM (sP+u8)

520 Yum! Airline crew member found a snake's head in her meal.
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The only thing worse than a snake on your plane is a partial snake on your plate.

Posted by: Just Lily at August 08, 2022 03:45 PM (RLLZj)

521 Christopher R Taylor

And a worker at the daycare center was positive! No mention of course if he's being investigated for sharing his bounty with the BABIES!

They will vax/sicken/offer to abusers babies or let them get sick rather than talk about this. So utterly sick.

Posted by: Ultra pj at August 08, 2022 03:45 PM (G1dq6)

522 Biden needs a program liked Warped Peed to address the Schlong Covid.

Posted by: Trump at August 08, 2022 03:45 PM (m7R0k)

523 Even though they had their best year they not only qualified for PPP but also legally qualified for loan forgiveness.
Did I mention the loan forgiveness was tax free?

Posted by: Inogame


PPP? Paying Pricks Premiums?

Posted by: rickb223 at August 08, 2022 03:45 PM (j+4+t)

524 Has FERC, which was petitioned in the spring, approved more jet fuel to return to the pipelines? Also, the shortage of truck drivers impacts where fuel needs to be tanked to airports not on pipelines.

Some years ago, Delta bought the Monroe Energy Trainer Refinery in Marcus Hook, PA. Reportedly, about 20% of the refinery's production is jet fuel.

Posted by: Lola at August 08, 2022 03:45 PM (NIYa7)

525 498 Good news, everyone! Of those 87,000 new IRS agents, 70,000 will be armed!
_________________________________________

Why? Are they going hunting?
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at August 08, 2022 03:40 PM (lf83v)
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Asked earlier, where are they going to find all those new agents? They don't need numeracy, they just need to know how to shoot. So this is probably an inner city jobs program.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 08, 2022 03:46 PM (fs1hN)

526 ANA has the hottest female flight attendants.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at August 08, 2022 03:47 PM (m7R0k)

527 511 And Newsom thinks he has a shot. Dude is white AND straight.

Probably willing to make out with a guy on TV if it gets him the slot though

________________

He'll even 'receive', as long as his hair doesn't get mussed.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at August 08, 2022 03:48 PM (fs1hN)

528 As someone who was just subjected to flying commercial

going out was 2+ hours late, and some people missed the flight because they couldn't get through security fast enough

coming back was an hour late, which the airline denied until the scheduled flight time, trying to claim that a plane that wasn't there was on time.

Posted by: JD at August 08, 2022 03:50 PM (Vk1s6)

529 So... Sid is the Mitt Romney of JoeFs?

I thought Sid was the raimondo of Kurts....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at August 08, 2022 03:53 PM (6FeV1)

530 It's only air travel. I mean, it's not something important -- like IRS collections, where we could use another 87,000 agents tracking down granny's misapplied prescription deductions or something.

What's the worst that could happen by continually over-stressing a workforce that puts millions of planes, loaded 200 people at a time, into the air with tired staffers, pilots, and service crew?

Posted by: red speck at August 08, 2022 03:55 PM (gS3OW)

531 50 Firing pilots, cabin crew, ground workers... Basically destroying the capacity of airlines to operate at peak.
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When most are unionized in the U.S., how and why? Wonder how U. S. Airline Labor Negotiations are going.

Posted by: Lola at August 08, 2022 03:58 PM (NIYa7)

532 She also points out that pilots who refused to get vaccinated were fired.

And the ones who did get vaccinated are medically unfit to fly a plane.

Posted by: t-bird at August 08, 2022 04:03 PM (ugV9/)

533 Posted by: jwest at August 08, 2022 03:41 PM (/BlEx)

Ummmm- it was a joke

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 08, 2022 04:35 PM (wvo9L)

534 We need to get a crapload of parents/grandparents on TikTok. A lot. That helped ruin FB, so we're told.

Posted by: Corona at August 08, 2022 04:47 PM (nakGR)

535 "This is your captain speaking; we're currently over DIA. Flight attendants, prepare the cabin for a combat landing."
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at August 08, 2022 02:42 PM (wmDcS)

Thanks s better than

Flight Attendant (with JM Patch)

(Makes "Hook Up" sign)

"STAND IN THE DOOR!"

Posted by: Fox2! at August 08, 2022 05:01 PM (8RadT)

536 Mayor Pete is staggeringly incompetent, but then again, it's not like he sticks out in the Biden administration.

What COULD he do? Well, he could accelerate training of new pilots - offer free scholarships, or even slightly reduce the number of hours necessary to become qualified. he could, temporarily, allow pilots over the age of 65 fly, assuming they pass a physical. That could potentially add 10,000 pilots to the total.

Posted by: Inspector kemp at August 08, 2022 05:39 PM (+DS2f)

537 Hi all, long time lurker. I’m a 25 year United pilot. Refused the company jab mandate, was laid off with NO benefits for several months. Back now, but policy remains our a-hole Brandon-loving CEO can lay us all off anytime he wishes.Union is FECKLESS. Short pilots from the early retirement offered during the lockdowns, PLUS significant number pilots quit or retired under duress for the mandate. Now we have increase in long-term disability payments in 2022 compared to other years. Gee, I wonder why? Plus vaxxed pilots (that’s about 97%) continue to get covid. Duh.

Posted by: Sasquatch at August 08, 2022 10:03 PM (pdkjy)

538 BTW, I truly am sorry for the shitty service. Ashamed, even.

Posted by: Sasquatch at August 08, 2022 10:06 PM (pdkjy)

539 1) Anyone that refused to get vaccinated got fired
2) A shocking % of those that got vaccinated can no longer pass their physicals - myocarditis is the most common side effect of the vaccine
3) Many pilots died shortly after getting the vaccine

These flight cancellations are 100% vaccine related. That's why the "news" NEVER discusses why there have been 1000's of cancellations per week for months on end.

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