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Let’s Review 66: Flying & Floating Five-Star Hotel Edition


The Long Lost World of the Luxury Flying Boat These sleek, hulking seaplanes were the ultimate luxury– flying and floating five star hotels, roughly the size of a modern, commercial jet plane.

Giuliani: I’ve never seen a case with as much evidence as the one against Clinton I’ve prosecuted a lot of cases. I’ve never seen one with more evidence against Hillary and her whole band of co-conspirators. I see it as a racketeering case,” he said.

Vespa Revamp: Classic Scooter Brought up to Speed with Electric Redesign | The Vespampère is slim, light and stylish, recalling a vintage classic from 1948 with an electric motor and other contemporary technological tweaks to bring it in tune with the modern era. Among other neat twists, a mobile phone becomes an integrated component, effectively serving as the vehicle’s dashboard.

Would have gotten more time but the mitigating factor was the “magic”name “Crenshanda”: 911 operator who hung up on emergency calls is sentenced to jail  Crenshanda Williams, 44, was found guilty of interference with emergency telephone calls Wednesday after “systematically” hanging up the phone on residents of Harris County, KTRK reported. She was sentenced to 10 days in jail and 18 months probation.

Guns outlawed? Here comes the Diversity: One machete attack happens every 90 minutes on UK streets

The Missiles of April: Vlad Unveils the Death Star And yet, last Friday, the epoch-making Triumf failed to let out so much as a peep as 105 cruise missiles trashed Bashar Assad’s chemical warfare plants. Not a single SAM left the rack while the attack was proceeding. (The Syrians did fire over 40 missiles at nothing, but only after the attack was completed. This is standard behavior among Arab armed forces – the Libyans and Iraqis did the same thing.) The Russians claim to have shot down over 70 of the attacking cruise missiles. How do we know this isn’t true? First, because the targets were utterly destroyed, and second, because the French were involved. If the Russians had shot down any U.S. missiles at all we would be hearing from Paris that American “missiles de croisière” are useless, and that’s why we had to turn to the French, who invented the cruise missile in 1689.

Kevin Williamson Explains What Happened at the Atlantic  “Which brings us back to that event at South by Southwest, where the Atlantic was sponsoring a panel about marginalized points of view and diversity in journalism. The panelists, all Atlantic writers and editors, argued that the cultural and economic decks are stacked against feminists and advocates of minority interests. They made this argument under the prestigious, high-profile auspices of South by Southwest and their own magazine, hosted by a feminist group called the Female Quotient, which enjoys the patronage of Google, PepsiCo, AT&T, NBCUniversal, Facebook, UBS, JPMorgan Chase and Deloitte. We should all be so marginalized. If you want to know who actually has the power in our society and who is actually marginalized, ask which ideas get you sponsorships from Google and Pepsi and which get you fired.”

Running For President As A Progressive Means Introducing Another Crazy Idea This little pile of progressive unicorn droppings would guarantee a full-time federal government job paying at least $15 and providing health care and paid sick/family leave for any adult that needs one. This would begin with a three year pilot program in 15 local areas, (i.e. the urban areas ruled by dems) and be expanded throughout the United States. Expanded nationally would ensure that every American who wants a job has a job.

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  • Suburbanbanshee April 21, 2018, 6:52 PM

    What happens if you buy a Vespampere, but you don’t have a smartphone? Do you get a smartphone included, or can they make it work on a flip phone? What happens if you go through an area with lots of radio interference? Do you get a free pass from the police for speeding without knowing it?

    Basically, they want to charge you for the instruments, but not actually provide the instrumentation.

  • ghostsniper April 21, 2018, 7:58 PM

    “Expanded nationally would ensure that every American who wants a job has a job.”
    ================

    Now why in the world would any born n bred lazy ass want a $15/hr job with all the baggage it brings when they can just blob on the couch and collect everything and more?

    The gov’t is like a hammer held by a stupid ass that thinks everything is a nail.
    The gov’t’s solution to EVERYTHING is to steal more money.
    That’s ALL it knows how to do. Steal, steal, steal, steal, steal.
    Then channel some of into endless layers of boneheads and if anything happens to be left over it MIGHT go to the thing the gov’t said it was going to help.

    It is the largest criminal enterprise in human history and there is no place on this entire planet it has not soiled heavily, and it all starts with a vote by insane people that in part claim to be “we”.

  • Rob De Witt April 22, 2018, 5:48 AM

    I agree with Ms. Banshee, the mePhone aspect of the electric Vespa is a deal-breaker.

    But damn, does that thing look exactly like a modernization of the scooter I used to deliver Singing Telegrams in the ’70s. Them was the days in San Francisco, all right – lots of pretty girls who hadn’t been “feminized,” the world at large had a greater sense of humor, a singer could survive. And I was younger.

  • Jamesg April 22, 2018, 6:52 AM

    As a child in the late 1930s I visited, on a family Sunday drive, the “airport” in Port Washington on Long Island and witnessed passengers boarding a PanAm seaplane.

  • BillH April 22, 2018, 7:32 AM

    Jamesg, are you a Hoover baby too? I thought I was the only Hoover baby working this side of the street.

  • Ray April 22, 2018, 11:09 AM

    Read the book, “The New York, Rio, Buenos Aires Line” and you will find out how Pan Am came into existence.

  • Snakepit Kansas April 23, 2018, 10:24 AM

    If one is going to fly internationally then 1st or business class is the way to go! First time on business class provided to me the view to how the upper crust folks live. Champagne in the morning, chilled ceramic bowls of large cashews, non-stop coffee, food and top shelf booze. Any movie or music you wanted to enjoy, and a large recliner more than good enough to sleep on. The restroom to passenger ratio is much more accommodating also. I’ve gone business class several times and cattle car also. I will be headed to Asia this summer, but with four in our crew it will certainly be in cattle car mode.