Wednesday, December 7, 2011

News Roundup

  • From the "Don't Hate the Playah" Department - Alec Baldwin was recently asked to leave an American Airlines flight after he refused to shut off his electronic device.  He claims he was just playing a word game, other witnesses say that he was talking on the phone and being a jerk.  Guess which story I believe.  Here's a hint:  When the nice lady in the airline uniform tells you to turn off your phone, you turn off your phone.  Now, being a jackass may be a right, but flying in an aluminum tube is a privilege, and I applaud American Airlines for putting this guy back in the terminal.
  • From the "Brilliant!" Department - The principal of a school in Great Britain is coming under fire for turning off the heat in his school in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint.  Because everyone knows that students learn the three R's when it's 34 degrees in the classroom. 
  • From the "Minimize" Department - Members of Congress have taken issue with the classification of the Fort Hood shooting as "workplace violence".  By that logic, the Civil War was a vociferous disagreement over labor policy.
  • From the "YGBSM!" Department - A prosecutor has stated that the molestation case against assistant-basketball coach Bernie Fine would definitely be taken to trial, but the statute of limitations has run out on any crimes against the two men who have come forward as alleged victims.  Something tells me they weren't the first, and unfortunately they probably weren't the last.

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