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May 17th 2011 4:46PM If you were not so interested in the news, why open the post, read and then reply. Fact is, she is a celebrity,you're not. Does that take away anything from any one of us who have loved and lost a pet? Certainly not. End of story.
Nov 15th 2010 9:51PM Intelligence is not measured by writing a book, which was more than likely "ghosted," no more than being hand-picked to run for VP. That's called being in the right place at the right time and down out lucky!
Nov 15th 2010 9:47PM Having worked in PR, I'll add this to the comments ~ it's a campaign turned reality show. Of course she wants her image to be that of just an ordinary family. It's amazing how people can write their own script when the cameras are rolling. Plus, 8 million an episode ~ personally, I feel we're becoming a nation of idiots, watching all these ridiculas reality shows ~ like our own lives aren't interesting enough? Sorry, TLC lost me as a viewer with Kate and her 8. Now with Palin, well, all I can really do is laugh ...
Sep 25th 2010 5:44PM I was one of those privileged to fly the Friendly Skies from 1968-72. There was a strict uniform dress code, makeup and hair had to be perfect, not to mention we had to be at a certain weight based on our height. It was a way of life back then. You either liked it or you left or was asked to leave. As a frequent flier today, I'm appalled at how many overweight and unkempt flight attendants I see. Some look like they just rolled out of bed and had no time to run a comb through their hair. Call me old fashioned, but somewhere through the years the airlines have relaxed their rules and have allowed their flight attendants to don a very dowdy, I could care less look. It comes down to self-respect for how one looks. With also being trained to meet any and all emergency situations, an overweight flight attendant can pose an even larger threat if she can't maneuver quickly and efficiently - you have 90 sec to get a full psgr load off an aircraft should there be fire or potential for explosion, etc. It's time that airline management retrieve a bit of their history and start enforcing tighter rules for appeanace and weight. We were proud to wear our wings and uphold the standard of the airline industry. Sad that those times are gone.
Sep 17th 2010 1:21PM It all started when Paula left. Last season was the most lackluster group I've ever seen. Now with Simon gone, the fun (and I think show) will see that the fat lady has indeed sung her final note. Sad.
Aug 11th 2010 8:16PM I thought for sure Jay would win because of his control of the kitchen - happy for Holli and am just curious what her level as Executive Chef will be at the Savoy, since Ramsey introduced his exec chef at the same hotel during one of the final competitions. Ben had a strong chance had he not mentally crashed. But towards the middle of H.K. I could not stand his pompous attitude.
Aug 9th 2010 7:44PM I'm glad to see that some airlines are putting a weight requirement back in. I flew for UAL when we were called "stews." Back then, along with safety being a primary factor, our appearance was also high on the list. It was never questioned if we were given a warning. It was simply a rule we knew we had to abide by. As a frequent flyer today, I'm taken back at not only the size of some flight attendants but their lack of keeping their general appearance up. Not all, but many should be on weight-check. Weight quickly became disregarded when someone yelled "discrimination!" It can be a very demanding job, even with today's lack of a meal service on domestic flights. Add an emergency where you have so many seconds to get a full plane load full of passengers in a slide and believe me, weight will add to the ticking clock. Just had to throw my two cents in.
Aug 7th 2010 11:33AM You've all said it so I'll just repeat it ... THANK YOU WHOOPIE!
But let's not forget that these cable channels would not be pumping out these absurd and ridiculas "Housewives Of ..." shows or the "Kate & 8's" and a number of other boring realities if it were not for viewers watching and the press hyping. This stupid blonde moron and her equally stupid get rich quick scheming husband know exactly what their next moves are to get a fast buck and more media attention. God bless you Whoopie!
Aug 7th 2010 11:17AM Yep, and I was one of those "Stews" from what was once the glamorous days of flying. Unfortunately, different times. I flew from 1968-72 when weight and appearance had to be maintained or you'd be suspended. There was an image to live up to back then. Although trained to meet any emergency in the air, customer service was paramount. Today, people are treated like commodities and with very little respect. International flights much better than within the U.S. It's a whole other day, whole other time. For those that never had an opportunity to experience the stress-free days of travel, a time when every passenger stepping onto the plane was greeted with a warm, welcoming smile, given a choice of two meals in coach and yes, pillows and magazines handed out, you sadly missed out on a great era.
Jul 26th 2010 7:30PM There's more crime on land than at sea - this is a sad and unfortunate event, especially for the family left behind. All said, I'll take my chances at sea any day.