Friday, November 6, 2009

Morning Brew for 11/6

-While most of the news items that I post on here inspire some sort of joke, there is nothing funny about the tragedy that took place at Fort Hood yesterday. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is accused of opening fire at a military processing center, killing 13 people. Despite early reports that the Hasan was shot and killed, he is in stable condition. My thoughts are with all those at Fort Hood.

-The two Northwest Airlines pilots who over shot the Minneapolis International Airport by 150 miles, have appealed their license revocations with the National Transportation Safety Board. Hopefully the NTSB will exercise a little common sense and keep these two idiots out of the air.

-In a related story US Airways pilot Chesley Sullenberger has been named as the Grand Marshall of the 2010 Tournament of Roses Parade. "Sully" is of course known for helping save the passengers of a US Airways flight that was forced to land in the Hudson River shortly after take off earlier this year. This year's theme for the parade is "A Cut Above the Rest". Certainly they made a great choice for Grand Marshall.

-Remember The Office episode where Michael tries to check Meredith into rehab against her will? Well if Dunder-Mifflin was in Alaska, that wouldn't be a problem. The state has adopted a law that will keep alcoholics for 48 hours before deciding if they are sober enough to be released. Something tells me this could be a great fraternity joke.

-Wednesday November, 11th is Veterans Day. To help honor those who have defended our freedom, many restaurants are providing free meals to veterans. Kudos to all the different restaurants that are participating in this program.

-Just hours after leading the Yankees to their 27th World Championship, manager Joe Girardi helped flagged down help after being the first person to come across a car accident on his drive home. According to reports Girardi put himself in some danger by running across the parkway near a blind curve where drivers apparently reach speeds of 80 MPH. Good for him for doing the right thing.

I'm on a plane this afternoon bound for Las Vegas. Hopefully we will have time to get the Moron of the Week posted. If not make sure to check out the Twitter Account for new links throughout the day.

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