Here are a few things I either didn’t have time to comment on during the week, or that didn’t quite warrant a separate post…
—Associated Press: An American Airlines flight from Boston to Los Angeles was diverted to Oklahoma City on Friday after a passenger stripped nude and later tried to open an emergency exit door before being subdued by members of a professional soccer team and others, the FBI said.
After the plane landed, the soccer team was yellow carded after it was discovered they’d used their hands to subdue the man.
–A proposed ballot measure to have a San Francisco sewage plant named after George W. Bush got enough signatures to be put on a ballot for a vote. Meanwhile, the proposal to rename my septic tank “San Francisco” passed with flying colors.
–In England, a mother was asked to leave a McDonalds for breast feeding her baby. Another group of mothers staged a boob-in to protest, and McDonalds subsequently apologized. My guess is that this all started because the McDonalds manager is a 25 year old male, and the woman and baby in question are… well… here’s the link.
–Phil Gramm gets, like, totally sick of all the whining and resigns as McCain advisor.
–Dan Rather was taking part in a news roundtable discussion and referred to Barack Obama as “Osama Bin Laden.” And McCain’s the one accused of subliminal messages and Freudian slips?
–Finally, below is a very effective seven-and-a-half minutes worth of “Obama vs. Obama.” This guy makes John “for it before I was against it” Kerry look like a minor-league flip-flopper: