We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.
So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.
This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.
With the battle royal between United and Southwest heating up on city council, we looked at Continental/United campaign contributions to current council members.
Southwest is trying to get international flights out of Hobby, and United -- which merged with former Houston-based Continental -- is blocking the move.
One commenter summed up his or her view with his or her username, but went on to amplify matters.
Quid Pro Quo Motherfucker wrote:
Fuck United. They merge with Continental and then shut down the headquarters here and keep their Chicago headquarters. Then they move some of their better/newer planes out of Houston and move the older United planes here (at least it seems that way to me). Now they want the city to help them out so they can maintain their competitive advantage on international flights and keep their high prices (without the better service we used to get)? Get real. You've got to show some loyalty to expect it.
Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.