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Apr 4th 2011 2:27PM Women beaters never get a break in my book. Looks like he hasn't learned from his jail time, either. If you know anything about abuse, throwing and breaking things is a short steps from beating on a woman. Fortunately, Robin Roberts isn't "his" woman and had a lot of backup.
To call this issue racist is pure ignorance; this is a woman issue. I'm disappointed in Rosie O'Donnell. In the past, I've pretty much leaned to her side when she's been verbally attacked repeatedly by various persons.
Just because Chris Brown "did his time" and has a new album doesn't mean that we forget what he did to Rihanna. We'd like to know if he's sorry for what he did, and see if he has enough remorse to turn over a new leaf. Guess we have the answer to that one, huh?
Mar 30th 2011 4:07AM Well, gee. I can see a McDonald's fan when I see one, Personally, I don't go to McDonald's unless I have to (freeway, road trip, no Burger King in sight). Burger King's products are far superior. Love the Whopper! McDonald's food is dry and tasteless, WITH the exception of the "Big n Tasty", which WAS a McD's effort to lure away Whopper lovers. But sorry, I know Whoppers, and you, Big n Tasty, are no Whopper, and a half cup of mayonnaise is not going to make you into one. In my opinion, the only food item where McD's excels is the milk shake: it's not really a milk shake, but it's delicious.
Aug 31st 2010 9:44PM Well, I wasn't that thrilled with the price of Weight Watchers, and now I'm even less thrilled with their discrimination against the very people they purport to serve. I will be mentioning this article to anyone I ever hear who is considering Weight Watchers. I'm thinking that they're going to feel the same way. Heavy people, though I would hardly call a size 12 a heavy person, are the last group of people that it's PC to harass and discriminate against, and some naturally mean people take full advantage. As a matter of fact, I see several of them on this conversational stream.
Feb 27th 2010 12:36AM For crying out loud! They're HOCKEY players. Let them have their fun. This isn't a garden party.
Jul 17th 2008 5:03AM Snacks for in-flight: boiled eggs, fruit, crudite's, cheese, crackers, rolls, cookies, pastries, pickles, olives (packed w/o liquid in a plastic container). A couple of water bottles that you emptied before the security station and filled up at the water fountains or with soda at the restaurants. If it's a long flight, skip the soda and go for the water or some other non carbonated beverage; you might need it since the air in the flights is very dry, and you don't want to have to wait for a flight attendant when you want a drink of water.
Other food ideas:
Mornings, get a McMuffin or the like, or pastry at the fast food places outside your gate.
Lunch or dinner time, get a burger and fries, or something more elegant to go. You can carry on about anything if you buy it inside the security check. But get something that isn't particularly difficult to eat.
Then have some sort of snack packed in case you get hungry farther into your trip if it's a long one. I generally don't end up eating the snack foods if I get something at the terminal. Then I have them ready-packed for the return flight. But if you intend to have a real meal to carry onto a shorter flight, don't take perishables as snacks.
One thing...if you carry on a nice meal, it occupies some of that time that's on your hands, whether it's in-flight or waiting for a late flight at the terminal.
Jul 17th 2008 3:58AM Here's a tip. Carry an empty water bottle (or bottles)and fill it up at the water fountains once you're through the gate. If it's empty, you can bring it through.
Jul 17th 2008 3:49AM Well, I generally only carry on and will continue to do so, unless it's a very long trip, and have been doing this for many years. It keeps me from overpacking and making my entire trip miserable. It also keeps my luggage and its contents from being rerouted, totally destroyed, lost, or stolen. And it's happened in the past. Luggage areas used to be relatively secure; you had to show your tags/tickets/id when you picked it up. Not anymore; you could just walk in and grab a bag or two if you wanted, from what I see, so if you check, high-tail it to the luggage area. Do not stop at the rest rooms. And now they want to charge for this service???
And yes, I ask for help, generally from a taller gentleman near to me. And I don't do it because I can't lift the bag; I do it because the overhead luggage compartments are sometimes too high for me to put things into them easily, and I prefer not to hold up the line of boarders. With my 5'2", I can put things in if they're not as high as some of them, or if I try hard and/or stand on my tiptoes and jump, but it's hardly speedy or effective. Getting things like a coat that has slipped to the back of the compartment is a vastly more difficult proposition. I ask for help with that too. But I certainly don't ask for help from the flight attendants, and never have. They're not around in the middle of the aisle when boarding and stowing is going on anyway, and never were in my memory unless it was in an almost empty flight. I seem to remember one time when a male attendant asked me if he could help stow a bag. When is all this massive stowing by attendants going on? If a person waited that long to stow, there would not be space left, and that was before the luggage checking fee (May 2008 was my last flight); I can imagine what it's like now.....
Frankly, unlike the tone of this article, I've seen very little luggage help from the staff going on. And in other areas, with a very few exceptions, I find that service is a thing of the past in the "friendly skies". The less that is required, like meals, the less they now seem to want to do. With a few exceptions (Alaska, Southwest, Horizon, international airlines are the best, my recent flight on Frontier was quite nice) a way-too-high percentage of the in-flight staff is bordering on surly. I see them snapping at people all the time. I try to be as invisible as I can from their tender mercies, with my carry-on meal/snacks and water, and won't fly on airlines whose staff are chronically obnoxious, especially if I've compared notes with friends who have had similar experiences. I just try to lay back and sleep and count down the hours.
I'm old enough to remember when the air trip was a lovely part of the vacation (unless you went on Pan Am - gone but not forgotten). Now it's truly hell.