Friday, March 03, 2006

Week in Review

Let's take a look at the week in review of the news here in Minneapolis, on a fun tip.

NWA pilots authorized a strike this week and plan on delivering on this strike should NWA decide to impose a pay-cut or work rule changes. The airline filed for bankruptcy back on Sept 14 and is looking to cut back costs by over $1.4 billion from it's employees.

Wade Blaufuss, spokesman for the pilots union said "If NWA doesn't concede to our demands, we'll just take our planes and go home." After all, the strike worked so well for the mechanics union. I thought these pilots were supposed to be the "smart" ones with book-learnin' on their side?

Gay marriage is back on the agenda at the Capitol with an amendment looking to get pushed through that a marriage can only be between a man and a woman.

If this does not pass, supporters of the bill say they would want to then push a different bill through the legislature that would permit anyone to stone the same-sex couple. After all, isn't wholesale condemnation and hatred the Christian thing to do?

This week started the MN high school wrestling tournament. Or what the locals like to call "the contest of nearly anorexic young males trying to give eachother ringworm"

Carl Eller, a former member of the famed "Purple People Eaters" of the Vikings in the 70's was arrested for drunken driving this week. He was clocked at 97 mph on westbound 394. How drunk was he? When asked why he was going so fast, he stated that he was "trying to go back in time to stop Jim Marshall from running the wrong way with the fumble". Time for some coffee at the station Carl.


Shane said...

1) The pilots may have a little more leverage than the mechanics. But they will still end up conceding a HUGE pay cut before this is all over.

2) This gay marriage amendment is such a phenomenal waste of time ... it is yet another example of how the Minnesota legislature is a bunch of morons.

3) No comment since I really don't care.

4) This is a very troublesome current event. Eller has really screwed the pooch this time. But you were definitely able to find a humorous angle. Nicely done.

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SBG said...

Holy cheese, Batman!