Just after 5 p.m. Sunday, Southwest Airlines "A-Lister" Duff Watson tried to use his status to priority board his flight back home to Minneapolis with his two young children. He says he's done this in the past and it hasn't been an issue.But in the case, the gate agent, a woman named "Kimberly S," t ... More >>
Wall Street and Washington conspire to destabilize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time
Remember back in June, when our news blog reported on a story about a lesbian couple who were rudely scolded by a security guard at Target Field after he witnessed them giving each other a quick peck on the lips? Well, that narrative is repeating itself in national newspapers today as the tw ... More >>
Like the rest of us, celebrities and rock stars make stupid mistakes. But when mistakes are made on a high-profile, TMZ level, stupid isn't quite enough; they should also be avoidable, catastrophic, nonsensical, unusual, and hilarious, or some combination thereof. And so it is with no small amoun ... More >>
If he's going down, he's taking Bachmann with him.If Tim Pawlenty's campaign is doomed, at least he's going down swinging. In his Sunday appearance on Meet the Press, T-Paw defended his own campaign, which many have declared hopeless. When he got the chance, he took a shot at Michele Bachmann, wh ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty's presidential campaign is Dead On Arrival, according to his hometown newspaper.The St. Paul Pioneer Press hilariously ran the announcement of T-Paw's presidential campaign on the Obituary page this morning.
This man has better things to do than worry about a national disaster in his home state.Look, we know Tim Pawlenty has more important things to worry about than the death and destruction in North Minneapolis--what with his presidential campaign kicking off today and all--but would it kill him to ... More >>
If you're going to announce your presidential campaign based on a speech that declares, "I'm going to tell you the truth," then the least you can do is -- well -- actually tell the truth. Tim Pawlenty didn't, as an Associated Press fact check of his Iowa speech today demonstrates over and o ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty makes it official."I'm Tim Pawlenty, and I'm running for President of the United States," the former Minnesota governor says in a web video released this evening. Finally. Pawlenty's been telegraphing his intentions for months, racking up frequent flier miles to make speeches i ... More >>
The joking around is over.Up until now, Minnesota's two presidential wannabes, Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, have been pretty firm adherents to Ronald Reagan's 11th Commandment: Thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican. But it sounds like the gloves may be coming off. In a long ... More >>
Yessir, I'll be right there with your seatbelt extension. Can I count on your vote?Tim Pawlenty has found a new way to drum up name recognition: He's going to conquer America one commercial airline flight at a time. Southwest Airlines has confirmed that the achingly-close to official preside ... More >>
Screen shot from KARE-11Tim White was told he was too fat to fly Twin brothers Tim and Will White had never flown the friendly skies. So they were completely thrilled when they finally got their big chance on Thanksgiving Day. The White brothers arrived at the Chicago airport hours early, w ... More >>
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Bully! Crybaby! Northwest and Sun Country brawl for control of the sandbox--and billions in local air-travel revenues