That having been stated, it's a nice TV spot:
The best part is the shot of his two little boys. Having to stand still for thirty seconds.
The ad should break today on local television. Watch for it.
I'll be honest. I'd rather ride in the cargo hold than sit behind a bulkhead on a long journey. No leg room and the view of the wall in front of you is ... so appealing.
AA Finds Another Creative Way to Charge Customers
American Airlines will give passengers the option of paying a fee to reserve a seat in the front of the coach cabin, the Fort Worth-based airline announced Wednesday.
The sample fees the airline provided range from $19 to $39 dollars on popular routes. For example, passengers flying from San Francisco to Dallas could pay $29 to reserve a seat in the first few rows of coach, including the bulkhead, when they check-in at the airport. The reserved seats will be sold only at the airline's self-service check-in machines.
The program, which American calls, "Express Seating", would also allow passengers who pay for reserved seats to board the aircraft in the first group. [link]
It was Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as you may recall, that precipitated our current economic travails by securitizing mortgages that went to millions of buyers who couldn't afford the loans they were offered. Institutions that existed with the active support, protection, and collusion coming from none other than Barney Frank all along the way.
Barney to Fannie: Drop Dead
Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles.
Barney Frank has been all over the airwaves this week with a clear and—we never thought we'd say this—perfectly sound message about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: "They should be abolished."
Well, praise be. Two years ago next month, then Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson put the two government-sponsored mortgage-finance giants into conservatorship, and Congressman Frank declared himself pleased that there was a good chance, according to government bean-counters, that the rescue wouldn't cost taxpayers a dime. Also at the time, Mr. Frank scoffed at the Bush Administration's view that Fan and Fred should be wound down, saying it would never happen. One and a half trillion dimes ($149 billion) later, Mr. Frank appears to have seen the light.
Recall that in 2007 Mr. Frank had complained that the reason Fannie and Freddie hadn't been reformed earlier was "the insistence of some economic conservative fundamentalists in the Bush Administration who, to be honest, don't think there should be a Fannie Mae or a Freddie Mac." Welcome aboard, Barney. [link]
The freedom of religion is a Constitutional right. Where a place of worship is located is a local decision.Who's funding the attacks? Like some secret organization is paying millions of Americans to voice their opposition? Is she serious? Or does she have a drinking problem?
I support the statement made by the Interfaith Alliance that ‘We agree with the ADL that there is a need for transparency about who is funding the effort to build this Islamic center. At the same time, we should also ask who is funding the attacks against the construction of the center.'
So far, [Ray] Lutz has had a rough ride: He's missed 17 meals, lost 14 pounds, taken an enema to avoid toxic shock, talked to a doctor who recommended a salt-water purge, given up exercise and is so tired he has resorted to napping during the day.All that for the chance to debate the man who is guaranteed to win reelection no matter what.