Spanning the Web

Taking you around the internet for your afternoon enjoyment.

1194294294Man, this takes us back: Former Turnpike Authority Chairman Matt Amorello has been cited by the state ethics commission for changing the Authority’s policy on cashing in sick days just before he resigned. He faces possible charges of $2,000 per violation and a public hearing. We’re pretty sure Mitt Romney will take some time off from campaigning to point and laugh at his old nemesis. []

Feeling a little lighter in the wallet? That’s because gas prices have gone up by 12 cents a gallon in the past week. Ouch. [WBZ]

The FAA is too busy inspecting shampoo bottles to hear complaints: Representative Michael Capuano of Somerville is encouraging residents to call the FAA’s New England office to complain about the noise generated by low-flying planes. Capuano says he met with the agency to try and work something out, but it was “wholly unresponsive.” [Somerville Journal]

Does calling someone an “Irish politician” make you a racist? And if so, how do you feel about busing? Universal Hub debates in the aftermath of a post about the old-school tactics used by city council candidate John Connolly. [Universal Hub]

It doesn’t quite roll off the tongue like “wardrobe malfunction”: CBS has issued a statement, saying the “unusual audio moment” some say is proof the Colts are piping in crowd noise was due to feedback in the production truck. We remain skeptical. []