…it appears that Republicans in Congress have decided that instead of compromising—instead of asking anything of the wealthiest Americans—they’d rather let these cuts fall squarely on the middle class. And here’s what that choice means…thousands of teachers and educators will be laid off, and tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids. Air traffic controllers and airport security will see cutbacks, causing delays across the country…Already, the threat of these cuts has forced the Navy to delay the deployment of an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf—affecting our ability to respond to threats in an unstable part of the world. And just this week, the Pentagon announced that if these cuts go through, almost 800,000 defense employees—the equivalent of every person in Miami and Cleveland combined—will be forced to take unpaid leave. That’s what this choice means.
…only now has Asiana agreed to consider a uniform with trousers during the next uniform redesign…As of now, Asiana regulates its female flight …attendants’ appearances down to the number of hairpins they’re allowed to wear, whether or not they’re allowed to wear glasses…the amount of eyeliner they wear…earring length and, of course, skirt-only uniforms.
more, at Jez.
From the airy, light-filled check-in area, visitors will pass…into a series of…light-filled atriums—the architecture makes much use of skylights, windows, and soaring ceilings—with a mezzanine lined with restaurants, shops, and seating. Other design features include floors of granite sourced from the world’s quarries, an enormous chandelier, and an…array of glass discs suspended from the ceiling programmed to light up and change color in coordination with plane departures.
more from a story that begins:
Visually speaking, Atlanta’s new international terminal kicks ass.
—he’s always preferred Jerry—arrived from Sacramento not on a state aircraft (and certainly not a private jet, as was the preference of his predecessor, ) but aboard Flight 896 on Southwest Airlines. As Brown walked off the plane…he was essentially alone, save for a few police guards who hung off to the side. There were no press aides, no advance staff, no speechwriters, no policy mavens; in short, nothing like the bustling entourage…that typically buffers a chief executive.
art: painting by Don Bachardy