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Mike phx

   Mike PHX posted on Main Page The Lobby  Thanks for getting my AOL back up and running again, Okie. Now back to the news...

Is there anyone...on the face of this earth...dumber than Dana Perino?
12 hours ago .

   GO3  Bob Beckel?
7 hours ago .

   StormCnter  Dan Rather
5 hours ago .

   Seminolesecure  Is she dumb or just twisted in NeverTrumpism?
4 hours ago .

   Mike PHX posted on Movies & Reviews  I spend all my days watching Ice Staion Zebra, covered only by a filthy sheet. My Mormon minions are very good at making sure I have tons of fresh Kleenex boxes around so I touch nothing with germs. I have a full long beard and long gray hair to match. In my day I made love to some of the most beautiful women in the world.
Who am I?
17 hours ago .

   Safetydude  Does the "Spruce Goose" mean anything ?
15 hours ago .

   GO3  Howard Hughes. I don't think he was a Sunni either.
13 hours ago .

   Mike PHX  Sorry, wrong. The correct answer is...Mike PHX.
Who's Howard Hughes?
10 hours ago .

   GO3  The guy who had a similar lifestyle to you.
7 hours ago .

   StormCnter  He had separate refrigerators for himself and his wife so she didn't contaminate anything of his. Once, in the long ago, I toured the Spruce Goose when it was at Long Beach. I don't know where it is now.
5 hours ago .

   Mike PHX posted on Movies & Reviews  "Peckish"
May 20 at 22:41 EST .

   Mike PHX posted on Movies & Reviews  "Well. I do feel a bit pecking..."
May 20 at 22:30 EST .

   Mike PHX posted on Main Page The Lobby  No one shows up here used to be like a real salon, erudite and gifted writers, sharing ideas. Now...not so much.
Thanks for the technical advice on my 8-track...
May 20 at 22:26 EST .

   GO3  I suspect there weren't that many regulars to begin with, and health issues can take us away from time to time. I was out for about three weeks for health problems. Participation have an ebb and flow given life circumstances.
May 20 at 22:56 EST .

   Gram77  As I look back, I remember quite a few regulars. Health issues are always something that gets in our way, however, as I look back over
the 8 years I have been around there were some really neat people who posted regularly and indeed offered really interesting ideas. Times and issues change and people change and move on. Sad but a fact.
May 21 at 08:14 EST .

   Fireball27  I was a lurker for a long time, until I learned how to sign up for a login. I've posted many comments in the past, but just don't have that much interesting things to say these days.
I have a word of advice for those of you looking forward to traveling when you retire. Travel now. When you reach my age, 70, you don't want to put up with the flying or the long driving trips. We just celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary and neither of us wants to go through the mess they have made of the airline industry. We only go away for a day or so at a time, and it is usually within a couple of hours drive. So as I said, try to travel before you retire, before traveling becomes such a chore. I'm glad we got around quite a bit before retirement because I would not go to the places we have been to if we were going to go now.
May 21 at 17:29 EST .

   Safetydude  Two comments:
First to Mike..."No one shows up here anymore", reminds me of a Yogi'ism...'no one goes there anymore 'cus it's too crowded'.

Second to Fireball..
I retired after serving in the AF for 28 years and at first we traveled 'space a', a lot, but after some trips to Europe, Canada and Hawaii we decided we'd had about enough.
I'm with you; for a special occasion Miss Tina and I may drive up to Tampa or Destin for a couple of days or down to Fort Myers Beach or Naples and stay in a hotel or at a resort. No more more than an afternoons drive, either way.

(even on I-75 )
May 21 at 19:34 EST .

   GO3  Agree on the travel chore comments, unfortunately job requirements require regular international travel and physically it needs to end for me soon. I will say though that I agree with Mark Steyn when he commented on the recent airline incidents. I'm paraphrasing, but he said I'm the most islamophobic guy around but no US airline stacks up against any airline from the GCC region. I personally vouch for Qatar, Saudia, Emirates, Etihad, etc. I think even the budget airlines in the region such as Flynas, Fly Dubai and others provide a much better travel experience than US carriers. Thank unions, political correctness and disconnected CEOs for the mess.
May 21 at 20:38 EST .

   Mike PHX  When will we all tell the airlines to shove it?
May 22 at 03:31 EST .

   GO3  In the race to the bottom if I had the wherewithal to buy a US carrier, I would buy United cheap and bring in a management team and do the following:

1. Airlines are the ones responsible for seat configuration, so I would conduct a phased change to allow for more legroom in coach, perhaps along the lines of premium comfort seats (US style, not Euro style which is more luxurious, but costs an arm and a leg ). The fare would be nominally higher, but we wouldn't nickel and dime passengers to death to make a profit. One simple, albeit higher price. I think we'd make the difference in increased customer passenger numbers over time.
2. Institute height/weight standards for pilots and flight attendants. The union will pitch a fit, but this is not only an aesthetics issue but a safety issue. If a flight attendant can't get down the aisle without turning sideways and still hitting passengers in the face with her large behind (happened to me ) then we have a problem if there is an emergency. And if I had to poach flight attendants from foreign airlines, I'd do it.
3. Conduct a complete review of our routes and cities served. Podunk, Indiana might not get air service anymore if the market dictates we go somewhere else. Things change with the economy on the ground, but airlines run on fear that the other guy will rush in to fill the void. Who cares? let that guy take the loss. Currently, airlines react like molasses in winter.

This all might seem far fetched or unworkable, but tell me United investors, are you that optimistic about your airline staying on the same, stupid path?
May 22 at 04:43 EST .

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   Mike PHX posted on Movies & Reviews  "Our fathers came across the prairies, fought Indians, fought drought, fought locusts, fought dix."
Movie, please.
May 4 at 19:45 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Blazing Saddles
May 5 at 03:28 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Correct.
May 5 at 09:19 EST .

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   Mike PHX posted on Main Page The Lobby  So glad Mei Dei is OK. I've been checking daily here for updates.
April 20 at 21:55 EST .

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   Tulsa  I don't know where you saw that, Mike, but I'm happy Mei is ok too.
April 20 at 23:45 EST .

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   StormCnter  Mei will be away from the computer for an unknown time. She is appreciative of prayers and good thoughts being sent her way.
April 21 at 05:10 EST .

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   Mike PHX posted on Movies & Reviews  "You're name isn't William. It's Willy."
Name it.
April 14 at 19:57 EST .

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   GO3  Gen. Patton to his dog in the movie Patton.
April 14 at 21:53 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Correct.
April 14 at 23:57 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Who was he "William", named after?
April 15 at 00:10 EST .

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   GO3  William the Conqueror.
April 15 at 00:12 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Again, correct. Well done.
April 15 at 14:23 EST .

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   Mike PHX posted on Movies & Reviews  Who's the one who makes pastrami?
It's always ?
Who's the one w ho lives with Mommy?
It's always ?
April 7 at 01:24 EST .

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   StormCnter  This one is over my head. I assume the answer isn't "Ghostbusters"
April 7 at 08:39 EST .

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   Mike PHX posted on Movies & Reviews  Sorry I missed Storm's quote from one of my favorite movies below. Had I been there when it was posted...
Anyhoo, another of my faves:
"Above all forgive me for those I have killed in anger...and for those I am about to."
March 21 at 23:26 EST .

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   StormCnter  You've stumped me, Mike. Maybe someone else will know this answer. It sounds like an Eastwood or Fleming character.
March 22 at 05:22 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Or Roscoe Lee Browne.
March 22 at 05:46 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  The Cowboys w/Browne, Duke, Dern and other young stars-to-be
March 22 at 07:33 EST .

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   Mike PHX  You got it!
Let's go now...we're burnin daylight.
March 22 at 12:41 EST .

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