The Incredibly Shrinking Airline Seats

Blanche, are we the only ones who think carrying the OJ Simpson parole event live was unnecessary, irrelevant and useless? Who exactly cares whether this loser gets out of jail or stays there to finish his sentence? What a colossal waste of time and money. Interesting to note that the NY Times has this story way on the bottom of their home page. Kudos to them.

Perhaps the US justice department is emerging out of their very long slumber. Or they are finally coming to their senses and realize that Trump is not the only one who did things that need to be seriously investigated. Hillary is still getting away with doing something that others would certainly go to jail for. As well, the Obama administration knew her server was in her house and either ignored it and/or did nothing to stop it.

Can you say collusion between the media and Clintonworld?

The FBI has turned over 7,000 new documents from Anthony Weiner’s private laptop to the State Department as part of a lawsuit related to last year’s Hillary Clinton email case. This was done on behalf of an organization called Judicial Watch. Who are they? A conservative foundation, who fights for accountability and integrity in law, politics and government. Their motto: No one is above the law! We already love them.

Michael Applebaum can’t catch a break or it seems a job. The city of Montreal is after him again. This time they are looking to recoup $160,000 which is given to given to city politicians to transition back into civil life. Nice if you can get it, eh?

The problem here is that after Applebaum was no longer mayor of Montreal he was transitioning into going to jail. He certainly did not merit the $160,000 as he had to resign following his arrest in 2013 on corruption charges.

The city should have thought a tad quicker at that time and not given him the money at all. Given that, there should be a statute of limitations on this. It’s been too long and the money’s long gone.

We saw an article recently about saving the world. It was one of the better ones out there. It seems that millennials etc are blaming baby-boomers for the environmental woes of the planet. Can we talk?

When we were growing up and needed a drink of water one of two things happened: We got a glass, turned on the tap and presto! we had water. Or, we went to a water fountain. Same with milk. We had glass milk bottles which the milkman picked up weekly, brought back to the manufacturer where they were cleaned and refilled with milk. No plastic milk bottles.

We did not buy cases and cases of water bottled in un-biodegradable plastic that sits in landfills till the end of time. That is the product of those who came after us old-folks. And that is one of the big reasons for all the pollution.

So here’s a headline: Ya wanna save the planet, trees and whales? Start by losing the plastic water bottles and milk cartons. Oh yes, one more thing. Look in the mirror and see who’s really destroying the planet.

In case you are flying anytime soon, here’s something that might want you wish you were a short person aka midget (Blanche, seriously the word went out with snow in the summer). We know you won’t believe this but American Airlines announced plans to squeeze the space, or seat pitch, between three rows on its new 737 aircraft to just 29 inches. Got that?

The reaction however, was so swift and negative that for now, they have scrapped those plans and gave you an extra inch. Go crazy.

So along with the bad news, we’re going to give you advice on how to pick your next seat:
Don’t go for the exit row seats. They’re overrated, and many of them don’t recline.

Here’s a little secret: pick a seat behind the exit row.

The seats in front of you won’t recline, and you’ll get a little more breathing room.

Last but not least: don’t depend on the airline’s online seating chart. It doesn’t reflect all the available seats. Now there’s a surprise. Pick up the phone and call the airline. You might be surprised to learn that there are more seat options than you thought.

Just in case you didn’t remember, today is the anniversary of the moon landing – July 20, 1969. That’s one small step for man, one giant step for mankind… Neil Armstrong.

Trump has been in the White House for six months. He has another 1,279 days left in his first term. Just saying.

Good Shabbos
We’ll talk…

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