The first of the 737 MAXs ordered by low-cost carrier VietJet have just rolled out of Boeing’s paint shop…in mid-December. But you wouldn’t know it. VietJet has a very large order placed with Boeing for the 737 MAX and those orders were signed off on in a blaze of publicity. But there’s barely a squeak from the airline now as the first 737 MAXs in VietJet colors are parked at Boeing’s storage facilities in the USA. Indeed, it seems VietJet is very keen to downplay its ties with the 737 MAX.
…The usual telltale signage that denotes what type of aircraft a passenger might be flying on is missing. Instead, the airline’s branding dominates, and the 737 MAX 8 name is replaced with 737-8.
Here’s Ryanair’s contribution to the charade — the 737-8200
There are rumors online, today, that other big buyers of the model have officially – albeit not publicly – asked Boeing to make a change in designation of the 737-MAX. The wheels spin round and round and what comes out is just another propaganda stunt instead of material solutions to mediocre design.
THE LIES HAVE IT!
1. The term “high crimes and misdemeanors” in the US constitution’s impeachment clause refers to:
A. Acts grossly incompatible with the proper function of the office of the presidency such as using the power of the office for personal gain, whether or not such acts are in violation of a specific criminal statute.
B. Conduct that satisfies Answer A, but that clearly also violates a criminal statute.
C. Bill Clinton
D. Bill and/or Hillary Clinton
2. In creating the impeachment process, the founders meant to show:
A. No one is above the law, including the president.
B. No one is above the law, but the president should get to decide that for himself.
C. No one is above the law, but the president is the law, so where’s the problem?
D. This is a sad example of a hyper-partisan question drafted by witch-hunting haters.
You get the general idea. Click through into the world of Republican looking-glass phonies.
Take it far enough back and I have spent a fair piece of time with honest conservatives – a contradiction in terms for today’s Republicans – I participated in a few political actions with conservative friends who’d supported my own activities confronting American racism and more. Including being a founding member of the Young Republicans chapter in my home town BITD.
Cycle back to the 21st Century and ask anyone who says they’re a “traditional American conservative” if they’re a registered Republican. If they say, “yes” – then they spend more than tolerable time in their political life playing at “Let’s pretend I’m not a hypocrite!”