Can You Be Too Fat To Fly? The Kevin Smith Story

by Charles Feldman February 15, 2010

Can you be too fat to fly? Director Kevin Smith apparently was, as far as Southwest Airlines was concerned. On a flight from Oakland to Burbank, the pilot apparently kicked him off the plane because he didn’t neatly fit into the confines of his seat. Smith usually purchases two seats for his comfort, but got stuck [...]

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Google And The Spooks: Joins Forces With Spy Agency

by Charles Feldman February 5, 2010

Lots of people already don’t trust Google. Now, there is even better reason. The New York Times reporting that Google has joined forces with the National Security Agency in an effort to track down who was behind the attacks on its cybersecurity last year. As the paper correctly puts it, ” The collaboration between Google [...]

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Obama’s “Fighting” Words Still Not Likely To Result In Health Care Reform Soon

by Charles Feldman January 28, 2010

It took President Obama a long time in his State of the Union speech before getting around to talking about his health insurance reform initiatives. I can understand why he would not exactly want to highlight this at this point in time. He did have some typical fighting words indicating that he wanted the reform [...]

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Obama Screws Up: Health Reform Goes Down Toilet

by Charles Feldman January 22, 2010

Hillary Clinton was right: Barack Obama was (is) just not experienced enough to be President of the United States.  How else can you explain how badly he and his administration screwed up health care reform by not paying attention to what was going down in Massachusetts until it was too late to make a difference? [...]

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Massachusetts Vote Is Bad News For Obama No Matter What!

by Charles Feldman January 19, 2010

No matter what happens in the special election to fill the Senate seat left vacant by the late Senator Edward Kennedy in Massachusetts Tuesday, the Obama administration has taken a major hit. Of course, should Republican Scott Brown win, it could derail the Democratic Party’s (and President Obama’s) health reform legislation by denying the Democrats [...]

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Are Airlines Using Counter-Terrorism To Punish Fed-Up Passenegers?

by Charles Feldman January 10, 2010

I’m sorry. I have no sympathy for most U.S. airlines or the people who work for them! Sorry, but I don’t! While there are, of course, exceptions, many U.S. airlines have some of the oldest fleets on the planet. I think even Vietnam’s commercial air fleet tends to be newer. After years of cutbacks and [...]

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