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Aug 18th 2012 5:33PM Uh...no. What holds up the boarding process is every Tom, Dick, & Harry trying to bring all the oversize bags on board and trying to force these into the overhead compartments. Then you have all the little grannies bringing everything they own in shopping bags on board and then the students with their carry on and then the backpacks that stick out three feet behind them - again, trying to get all this mess into the overheads. IF the agents would enforce the oversize bags (everything has to fit into the size rite) then there wouldn't be holdups. Why should I have to board "last" when I fly all the time and have earned my right to board first? And first class passengers don't "demand" - the flight attendents do serve these passengers because they have paid a premium fee to fly. Try it sometime, you just might like it.
Dec 27th 2010 4:58PM Here again...more "in the news" for the Palins. Gee I wish someone would wise up and forget about them. However, I do wonder where Bristol got the money for the downpayment (as a receptionist - wouldn't you think she'd make minimum wage) and then, as she is now unemployed - how in the world is she going to make the house payment - let alone the utilities? But then, what do I know. If the American public would stop wanting to know everything about them and Lindsay (again...who cares???) then maybe all of them would go away. PERIOD!
Nov 17th 2010 1:22PM I have never been so disappointed than in this season's DWTS lineup. Bristol is not a "star" - she is nothing more than an un-wed mother whos own mother is on some kind of ego trip herself. I'm sure all of Alaska and the Tea Party and all of the Republicans voted for Bristol. And she may be a "star" in her own mind - after all, it's us, the American Public that have made "celebrities" out of "reality shows" such as 16 and Pregnant. What do we expect? However, it you place skills to skills, Brandy never forgot her steps - she didn't dress up in a monkey suit and still forget her steps; she needed none of the stupid tactics that Bristol used to make up for her lack of competativeness over the weeks. In fact, there were severala weeks Bristol reminded me of Kate Goslin (UGH). It's just plain and simple, Brandy got ripped off. She should be in the finals - not Bristol. However Brandy remained the true lady she is and accepted the outcome graciously. And want to know something scary? Based on the results of last night, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if Bristol took home the Silver Ball. If she does, I'm done with DTWS!
Oct 12th 2009 1:37PM Oh I don't think so. This tipping thing has gotten way out of hand. Everywhere you look, whether in a hotel or even at the local take-out, there is a "tip" jar or envelope. Maids know what is expected of them when they take the job. And as far as the bending and twisting to clean the room - it's no different than what you get at home. Picking up dirty towels or even worse??? Wear gloves. You chose this profession - not me. I don't get tipped for doing my job. It's the profession I chose and the pitfalls that go with it. And, last time I checked, maids were paid the minimum wage - same as the employees behind the counter at McDonalds. Don't like the job? Then change but don't leave a "tip" envelope in my room expecting me to put something in it. I won't. Do your job, quit whining, and be thankful you have it. And stop begging - it's unbecomming.
May 17th 2009 8:59PM People, people, people.... let's look at this logically. General Motors and Chrysler have built the kind of cars the American public wanted. When gas was cheap, Americans wanted the SUV's - which replaced all of the station wagons of yesterday - so GM and Chrysler designed and made some of the best looking products on the road. Americans said - "we want a mini-van" - so GM and Chrysler designed and made the best. The Town & Country is one of the finest mini vans on the road - so much that VW and Honda has copied the body style. Gas went up and America said .....OH NO, now what do we do? So they started looking at the foreign cars that were smaller, lighter, and got better gas mileage. Then gas went down again and the American public said, "bring back the muscle cars - let's have some nostalgia" and that's what GM and Chrysler did. And now, they're in trouble. Those of you that have not driven a Chrysler lately should - they are a really high quality car - no matter which model you drive - and the service, when needed is performed by highly trained technicians. If you think all of these out of work techs are going to open their own business' - you need to think again. The technology in the American cars are far superior to anything a "shade tree" mechanic could touch. The computers, diagnostic equipment, and just good old fashioned knowledge makes working on a car nowadays an art. Am I sad to see GM and Chrysler closing all of these dealers? You bet. Finding jobs are tough and there aren't many to go around. You need to think of all of the others (other than these dealerships) that this is going to affect as well. There are companies that sell oil, parts, windshields, paint, etc. etc. to these dealerships that will be laying off employees as well. You people need to wake up and smell the gasoline. It's the Unions that have caused GM and Chrysler to fall to their knees. Add that to the raping of America by the Arab nations prices of oil and that is what is taking America down.
Dec 5th 2008 10:17PM I think you all are missing the big picture here....
The Big 3 should be bailed out of this and the biggest of all is that there will literally be millions of people out of jobs if this doesn't happen. I'm not speaking of just the direct employees of GM-Ford-or Chrysler. You have to think of all the business' that supply the gaskets, tires, wheels, brakes, liners, windshields, etc. etc, that go to build these cars. And it's a trickle down effect - and not just on the dealerships. When large communities (like those that support these manufacturing facilities) are out of work, they can't support the restaurants, grocery stores, malls, gas stations, and the list goes on and on. Soon, the other people that work at these facilities are out of work as well. And it begins to spread like a cancer - from community to community. And when this happens - we will no longer be in a "recession" - we'll be in a major depression - unlike any of us have ever seen.
I'm in full agreement there should be plans laid out and agreed upon before this bailout is granted - but it needs to happen sooner rather than later. Yes, there are hard questions to answer about poor management, but I also feel that the news media thrives on sensationalizm such as when the CEO's of the Big 3 arrived in Washington in the company private jets. Bad decision on their parts..maybe - maybe not. Do you know what their schedule for the balance of the day was? Neither do I. Have you traveled recently on commercial airlines? Well I have and I'll tell you very quickly - you normally have more delays in the airports than "on time" arrivals. And if you have appointments - you either should plan to arrive the day before or you take the company jet. Don't condem until you take a walk in the day of a CEO.
And why are several down on the "Big 3", when no one said a word with the government bailed out AIG - an insurance company that took the money and then treated their "executives" to a spa weekend. The had the nerve to ask for more, the government gave, and then did it again. Shame on them. And they only supported about 2500 employees. COME ON! What's right is right. And what's wrong is definately wrong.
Bail out the Big 3 - save our country's jobs and save our great country!