Buys in the skies

Amazon is talking about delivering packages with drone helicopters. When I was growing up, these things we now call drones were known as remote-control airplanes. And I saw one fly that was shaped like Snoopy on his dog house. Now that would be something. Have Snoopy deliver packages.

By the way. I’ve seen these things at every indoor sports event I’ve been to, shaped like sharks or blimps, dropping coupons and other crap on the fans.

At least they’re not killer drones … yet.

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Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a lot of planes!

I’ve always thought this was one of the most impressive displays at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington. Thanks to YouTube, I can watch it anytime I want.

Too bad this is about to happen:

With the debt-ceiling crisis now averted (for now), Congress still hasn’t settled a lesser, but still quite important, problem: A partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, which has furloughed thousands of employees and hit the pause button on construction projects.

But fear not, Democrats could be on the verge of resolving the situation in a similar manner as they did the debt ceiling: By accepting Republican conditions.

Anybody else want to negotiate?