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by EA CO AS
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9469

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

It’s actually less than 100, as a good chunk of the 100 FTEs will be in the form of not backfilling certain open positions. That said, it’s a crazy time for those of us in leadership who could be impacted. Any comment on which sort of positions aren't going to be filled? No one who is frontline or ...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9469

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

Again layoffs after mergers are common, it takes a while for new management to sort out redundancies. And 100 people is not a lot to cut. It’s actually less than 100, as a good chunk of the 100 FTEs will be in the form of not backfilling certain open positions. That said, it’s a crazy time for thos...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet
Replies: 42
Views: 3564

Re: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet

While we are on the topic... I’m sure this has been explained, but I’m a bit confused. The Alaska site seems to suggest only the Airbus are getting new interiors (at least those show in the photos). Are the new 739s coming on and upcoming MAX aircraft going to have the same seats? And the older 738...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet
Replies: 42
Views: 3564

Re: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet

Interior refresh is starting this fall. New Recaro seats in FC and Y, power ports, tablet holders. New LED cabin lighting and class divider too I believe. But no split-scimitar winglets. They’ll keep the standard ones. While we are on the topic... I’m sure this has been explained, but I’m a bit con...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet
Replies: 42
Views: 3564

Re: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet

hiflyeras wrote:
Interior refresh is starting this fall. New Recaro seats in FC and Y, power ports, tablet holders. New LED cabin lighting and class divider too I believe.


But no split-scimitar winglets. They’ll keep the standard ones.

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by EA CO AS
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rethinking LGA Airport
Replies: 72
Views: 7196

Re: Rethinking LGA Airport

7673mech wrote:
He did the same thing for Seattle in another thread. Evicted a whole island. It's not realistic. Stop. Please.


Is it possible to ban someone after X number of ridiculous threads?

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by EA CO AS
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 578
Views: 52417

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

SFO-PHX did well? Let's pump the brakes a little bit. This is from Q1 CityPair Dist CarrierBoard AvgFare NSFare ConnFare % NS SeatPerFlight LF AvgAsm PRASM SFOPHX 651 AA 103191 175.88 175.56 230.98 99.42% 174.3 67.19% 117.96 0.1812 SFOPHX 651 AS 18872 118.73 118.77 104.97 99.67% 177.4 70.47% 83.70 ...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 578
Views: 52417

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

I’m waiting for PHX-California. Holding my breath for that one. How about SFO/LAX/SAN-PHX? SFOPHX is returning with 2X daily service for Spring Training using A320 equipment; it's only scheduled for about 5-6 weeks, similar to last year, but it performed really well last year and looks to do the sa...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 578
Views: 52417

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

I’m waiting for PHX-California. Holding my breath for that one. How about SFO/LAX/SAN-PHX? SFOPHX is returning with 2X daily service for Spring Training using A320 equipment; it's only scheduled for about 5-6 weeks, similar to last year, but it performed really well last year and looks to do the sa...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"
Replies: 85
Views: 6047

Re: "The biggest airline failures of all time, from Trump Shuttle to Laker Airways"

Following the collapse of Primera Air, whose fleet of seven aircraft served 41 destinations, we look back at other notable airline failures. Monarch 2017 The collapse of Monarch last year sparked Britain's biggest ever peacetime repatriation. Around 100,000 of its passengers were abroad on October ...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FDA Issues warning about Black Licorice
Replies: 40
Views: 1263

Re: FDA Issues warning about Black Licorice

Red licorice laces are the best; accept no substitutes!

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by EA CO AS
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5781

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

That's the point. They used to. They used this and previously Horizon as ways to sidestep having an in-house ramp contract. 3rd party contracts (even to subsidiaries) are much cheaper because they can be easily replaced and subject to counterbid. Much more expensive when its mainline employees. The...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5781

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

That's the definition of forced. The airport is not private. It's paid for with tax dollars. Sure, but still nobody has posted a single example where the required handler is a competitor. That's catering. We are talking about ground handling. Also, I specifically said the USA. Yes, it is not uncomm...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 450
Views: 95863

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
apologize if its in here but 9 pages is alot. Are they changing out the interiors to Alaska style or not yet?


Yes the first one is being done this month.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5781

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

Having a single handler will probably help them with running that tight of a schedule as you can move people around more freely. Now the fact it is only 70 jobs seems low. 5-7 Ramp agents for both gates 2-3 Ramp agents for the bagroom 1 agent per airline BSO 2 agents per airline ATO 3-4 agents for ...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24607

Re: UA MAYDAY call into SYD

Routine stuff: "There's an international standard that requires that, once you get down to your fuel reserve in a flight, you have to declare what is called a 'fuel mayday' ," Mr Gibson said. "What that tells air traffic control and aircraft in the area is that you need priority to c...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 14399

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

tphuang wrote:
AS is in a lot of trouble.


Or so you keep saying. Wait for the full benefits of this acquisition to start paying off and I think you'll feel otherwise.

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by EA CO AS
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump engaged in outright fraud, New York Times
Replies: 113
Views: 3112

Re: trump engaged in outright fraud, New York Times

seb146 wrote:
I am still wondering if someone could file a FISA request for his tax returns?


You're not entirely clear on what the FISA court does, are you? Here, let me help you out...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Foreign_Intelligence_Surveillance_Court

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by EA CO AS
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Magnum P.I. Reboot
Replies: 16
Views: 555

Re: Magnum P.I. Reboot

Can we just stop with the "reboots" please? The actor who plays the new Magnum is totally hot but that is not a good reason to bring back the show. I'm enjoying the "Magnum" reboot so far, with one major issue; the guy is meant to be a former Navy SEAL, yet he seems to get his a...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 14399

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

I see B6 as more likely to buy out AS than the other way around I see the opposite; more than one person has privately shared the long-term vision of B6 eventually being a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alaska Air Group. And to be clear, while it would be an acquisition, the thought would be to allow f...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 7000

Re: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft

I knew a guy who moved from Q400 to the 787, then found out it wasn’t for him and bid back to the Dash... Um....how? You'd have to bid for narrowbody jets first before being able to hold a widebody, in most respects, not to mention the fact that to my knowledge, there's no single mainline carrier a...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 7000

Re: Airline Pilots Bidding Down to Smaller Aircraft

I knew a guy who moved from Q400 to the 787, then found out it wasn’t for him and bid back to the Dash... Um....how? You'd have to bid for narrowbody jets first before being able to hold a widebody, in most respects, not to mention the fact that to my knowledge, there's no single mainline carrier a...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24925

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

MSP looks to be male, based on his disdain for assault/rape victims.. Well, the Kavanuagh women behind him seem rather disgusted by what he is saying: https://abload.de/img/kavenoughwomenv1dk7.jpg best regards Thomas Or they’re disgusted by the fact that he should have to say any of it to defend hi...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 9320

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

AS would have to be really dumb to shrink and give up gates that it paid so much for. However, I also don't see them expanding further at SFO after UA hurt them on so many new routes they tried to add. This may be the key point for AS at SFO - the UA fortress hub. AS is basically a full service car...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 9320

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

Right. And we've seen a revolution recently...the customer only cares about price, despite complaining about the result of that behavior. It'll take another revolution for that to change but don't count on it. Consumer behavior is totally irrational...passengers think nothing of spending a bunch of...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 9320

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

SFO is the probably the wealthiest business market in the US and AS can't make that work. Huh? Please explain the logic behind your conclusion, since AS actually has expanded destinations and departures from SFO since the acquisition... Expanded and since contracted. Incorrect. Net destinations and...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 9320

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

bfitzflyer wrote:
SFO is the probably the wealthiest business market in the US and AS can't make that work.


Huh?

Please explain the logic behind your conclusion, since AS actually has expanded destinations and departures from SFO since the acquisition...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 9320

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

No.

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by EA CO AS
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GOP Favorability highest in 7 years
Replies: 46
Views: 1584

Re: GOP Favorability highest in 7 years

wingman wrote:
my latest discovery..tow truck videos from Dallas (mesmerizing).


Seriously, how is it that you can just watch these cars get towed over and over? Clicked on one, and the next thing I knew, it was 2am and I’d been watching them for 2 hours solid! They just draw you in...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?
Replies: 69
Views: 7457

Re: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?

I would also go as far as to say that DL's current SEA hub is a product of NW's former influence there, post-merger. I don’t think that’s going far at all, in fact I don’t think it’s even up for debate. Except DL went from 30ish departures a day to over 110 in a year, and that was part of the then-...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24925

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

And for all that, by next week it will be JUSTICE Kavanaugh! Kavanaugh is not even close to a Senate vote for confirmation. This entire hearing was about whether or not the Senate committee will recommend to the full Senate that Kavanaugh be confirmed. Several top Republicans have already said that...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24925

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

Look at all the crap the right has done to her since the allegations have come out. All the name calling and death threats against her. And Kavanaugh and his family haven't received the same, or worse? Spare me. This, too, will have consequences. Mark my words. Indeed they will, but not the kind yo...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct self contained Star Trek DS9 episode
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: The Correct self contained Star Trek DS9 episode

I didn't realize the hate for DS9 -- I thought the correct hated series was Voyager (though it is probably Discovery these days) amongst ST fanboys. I get the whole mostly being confined to a space station basically throws the whole trekking thing out the airlock and in many ways it tossed out the ...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24925

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

So her fear of flying is selective; you can fly without issue when it's for vacations, but not to testify about an alleged attack that has supposedly caused you grief for 36 years. She took a polygraph, but not in the office, at her hotel room because she was on a tight schedule and had to catch her...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!
Replies: 82
Views: 7477

Re: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!

ELP is the largest unserved market from SEA within range of the E175, and it's an untapped market with aerospace having strong ties between Seattle and West Texas. ELP is also the largest market out of SAN without daily nonstop service.

ELP should do just fine in the AS network.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct self contained Star Trek DS9 episode
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: The Correct self contained Star Trek DS9 episode

None, DS9 was the worst of the TNG-era series.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24925

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

I’m just curious how he got away with all of this and not one damn person can come forward to back them up: Ford is 0 for 4 on witnesses, including a friend. Ramirez - not a thing despite others allegedly being there. Not one. Number 3 - 10 parties. Nobody remembers anything? Seriously? That’s trul...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska tests Virtual Reality headsets in First Class
Replies: 15
Views: 2345

Re: Alaska tests Virtual Reality headsets in First Class

slcdeltarumd11 wrote:
Is AS still this mad they didn't install PTVs when they should have.


Go home, slc, you're drunk.... ;)

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by EA CO AS
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska tests Virtual Reality headsets in First Class
Replies: 15
Views: 2345

Re: Alaska tests Virtual Reality headsets in First Class

So plane banks left, your VR Movie/Game banks right, and you brain just gives up and spins...... Sounds fun, but I think anybody with any sort of motion sickness may want to pass. In a well-coordinated turn, especially above FL 100, most people barely feel a turn. The soda in your cup doesn't even ...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3194
Views: 377137

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

I'm just not sure I can see the business case, though, to replace the A320s. IIRC, the last of the A320 leases are up by 2025/2026, so there's plenty of opportunity to take new deliveries on a 1:1 basis as the Airbus fleet is slowly returned as the leases expire, and I'd imagine Boeing would permit...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 3194
Views: 377137

Re: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018

My guess, and I want to be clear that this is a guess only: o Boeing formally launches at the Paris Air Show o AS commits to being one of the launch customers o In the same deal, AS commits to returning to an all-Boeing fleet with new orders for the 737MAX9, MAX10, and the rumored 797-6 Total orders...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24925

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

If true, Kavanaugh is done. Unless Grassley tries to just ram this through. Which he won't. Oh I thought it’s OK to shove things down our throats because we’re all such amoral leftists that we deserve it? It is, and your side does deserve it. But Grassley will most likely exhibit a spine made of Si...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24925

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

BREAKING - potential story about to come out from Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer of a second potential Kavanaugh accuser. So here's how it changes things, if there's another accuser, no matter how credible (or lacking credibility); since Grassley already postponed to allow Dr. Ford to testify, he'll b...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24925

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

BREAKING - potential story about to come out from Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer of a second potential Kavanaugh accuser. So here's how it changes things, if there's another accuser, no matter how credible (or lacking credibility); since Grassley already postponed to allow Dr. Ford to testify, he'll be...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24925

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

Nah. Unusual, but not “weird.” It will have to be authenticated of course. Yes maybe that’s the better word. It is quite unusual. Even if they show he was out of town much of the summer, I’m not sure it’s all that helpful when no one can pinpoint the party’s exact date. Swimsuit suggests summer. In...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24925

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

am I alone in thinking it’s odd that anyone would just happen to have 36 year old calendars just laying around? No more so than having a 36 year old unsubstantiated claim just laying around. Or even a soiled blue dress. You keep using that word. I do not believe it means what you think it means. Ho...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24925

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

VTKillarney wrote:
I actually think that this is going to hurt the Democrats in the midterms.


I'm inclined to agree; and if they do somehow win the House in November, it could give President Trump an effective target to galvanize Republican voters in 2020.

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by EA CO AS
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24925

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

OA412 wrote:
am I alone in thinking it’s odd that anyone would just happen to have 36 year old calendars just laying around?


No more so than having a 36 year old unsubstantiated claim just laying around. Or even a soiled blue dress.

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by EA CO AS
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 24925

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

If this were your daughter, wife, sister would you tell them to just go on with life and not say anything about being attacked? Being completely serious, if this were under the same circumstances as Dr. Ford, yes, absolutely I'd tell them to let it go. Not because I don't believe in justice, but be...

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