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The Real Bridge to Nowhere

British Treasury Minister Chloe Smith is one up on Sarah Palin; the Conservative MP fell off “a bridge to nowhere” on live TV in front of millions of viewers.

Catch the Spirit…

If a tree falls in the forest do you hear it?  You do if Spirit Airlines is holding the saw.

In case you missed the latest coverage surrounding Spirit…dying Vietnam vet Jerry Meekins tried to get a refund after being told by his doctor that he was too sick to fly.  Spirit refused his request for days citing its iron-clad no refund policy.  They even suggested that he should have bought travel insurance. Read more

Protecting the NFL Brand

If you follow the NFL, the news of the day is the one-year suspension and fine of New Orleans Head Coach Sean Payton for his involvement in the now-famous bounty program as well as the indefinite suspension of Greg Williams, the defensive coach who concocted the scheme.  Over a three-year period, Saints players were paid extra for targeting and in some cases injuring opposing players during football games. Read more

You have to say “I’m Sorry” more than once

The latest TSA story igniting the social space…a nursing mom was forced to use her breast pump in a public restroom in order to get though airport security.  According to news reports, the TSA official wasn’t convinced that the 38-year-old school vice principal with her nine month old daughter in tow was carrying a real breast pump.  “It really confuses me as to how an empty breast pump and cooler pack are a threat to national security and 20 minutes later, with milk, they no longer pose a threat to national security,” the outraged mom said. Read more