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Obama Is Just Plane Stupid
THE OBAMA FILE ^ | 4/28/2009 | Beckwith

Posted on 04/28/2009 2:57:15 PM PDT by Fred Nerks

A perfect storm of idiocy led to a frightening 9/11 flashback for thousands of New Yorkers Monday when a jumbo jet and an F-16 fighter jet buzzed lower Manhattan without warning. (video -- flyby) (video -- panic) (video -- Ground Zero)

A "furious" Mayor Bloomberg denounced the dunces who dreamed up the stunt.

Bloomberg said, "Why the Defense Department wanted to do a photo-op right around the site of the World Trade Center catastrophe defies imagination. Poor judgment would be a nice ways to phrase it, but they did. I also think that once they had told us, we should have done a better job. Had I known about it, I would have called them right away and asked them not to. It is the federal government and they can do in the end what they please, but I would have tried to stop it. I don’t know there’s a lot else to say other than they shouldn’t have done it."

An Obama administration official said the mission was classified "Top Secret." "The mission was to send [the aircraft] up to get a picture of it flying around the Statue of Liberty."

By day's end, an obscure City Hall deputy named Marc Mugnos, took the hit in New York City and Louis Caldera, the director of the White House Military Office, was identified as the White House's scapegoats for the stunt.

The planes appeared on the horizon around 10 a.m. and sent a chill through the city. Flying in as low as 1,000 feet to 1,500 feet above New York City, they circled the Statue of Liberty before flying over Manhattan, Staten Island and New Jersey. Before they vanished, hundreds of frightened people had jammed emergency phone lines, and thousands of terrified people evacuated from buildings in the city and across the river in New Jersey.

"People came pouring out of the buildings, the American Express Building, all the buildings in the financial district by the water," said Edward Acker, a photographer who was at the building, 3 World Financial Center. "And even the construction guys over by 100 North End Avenue area, they all got out of their buildings. Nobody knew about it. Finally some guy showed up with a little megaphone to tell everyone it was a test, but the people were not happy. The people who were here 9/11 were not happy."

Mr. Acker added: "New York City police were standing right there and they had no knowledge of it. The evacuations were spontaneous. Guys from the floor came out, and one guy I talked to was just shaking."

"I was crying and praying to God to forgive me my sins because I thought I was going to get killed," said Kathleen Filandro, who fled from One New York Plaza when she spotted the planes.

"It's like someone coming up to you, sticking a gun to your head for 15 seconds, walking away and hearing 20 minutes later it was an undercover cop posing for a photo," said Wall Street worker Bill Privett. "I am still shaking," he said.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs appeared taken aback as reporters peppered him with questions about the incident.

"I have no information beyond what I saw" on news reports, Gibbs said at his afternoon press conference.

A "Top Secret" photo opportunity using Air Force One and an F-16. This is a laugh riot. Obama has no hesitation unclassifying and releasing the nation's "Top Secret" documents, to the benefit of our enemies during wartime, but keeps secret a photo op for the purpose of making souvenir tie-clasps. Obama proves he is a genius with this stunt -- a first-class commander-in-chief.

One observer suggested that Obama might want to do a photo op with a Ryder rental truck in Oklahoma City next.

And who takes the hit? Some guy nobody has ever heard of. If you believe approval for this idiocy was made by a low-level bureaucrat, I have a bridge to sell you. I'll bet it takes twenty-six pounds of documents to get clearance for Air Force One -- just think about it -- the White House, the Pentagon, the Air Force, Andrews Air Force Base, the flight crew, the ground crew, the tactical fighter support, the Secret Service, the FAA, etc, etc, etc. -- when asked about the stunt, Obama's Press Secretary lied and said, "I did not see that before I came out here." -- The AP's Jennifer Loven shot back, "Well, it's been in all the stories all day."

I wonder what the auto CEOs who got their asses chewed out by Obama for using their private jets to fly to Washington think of this stunt -- and then, there's the cost in dollars and cost to the environment. For souvenirs, the cost was enormous. It costs $60,000 per hour to operate Air Force One, plus the operating costs for an F-16 escort -- we're looking at a quarter-of-a-million dollars, and up -- for a photo!

Wouldn't PhotoShop have been cheaper? It's not like Obama isn't familiar with the popular graphics editing program.


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KEYWORDS: af1; bho44; bhoairforceone; democrats; georgelucas; liarzero; obama; photoop; redtails; topsecret; tuskegeeairmen
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1 posted on 04/28/2009 2:57:15 PM PDT by Fred Nerks
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To: LucyT

http://www.theobamafile.com/

THE OBAMA FILE


2 posted on 04/28/2009 2:59:30 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks
Where is the plane taking the photographs? Was the accompanying fighter jet supposed to be the photo plane? Where was Obama during this time frame.
3 posted on 04/28/2009 3:02:04 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: armymarinemom

Look at the haze...not a good day for a photo IMO.

Maybe the fighter aircraft pilot was instructing the jet to return to base immediately?

4 posted on 04/28/2009 3:09:23 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks
"I have no information beyond what I saw" on news reports, Gibbs said at his afternoon press conference.

Worst. White House. Spokesman. Ever.

5 posted on 04/28/2009 3:10:24 PM PDT by Gummi Bear
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To: Fred Nerks

Here is a longer version of one of the videos at the link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUx7R_IfRlE&NR=1

Fast forward to the 48 second mark...


6 posted on 04/28/2009 3:12:05 PM PDT by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: Domandred

At about 2 minutes video cuts out to some commercial or other so don’t bother watching past that


7 posted on 04/28/2009 3:13:46 PM PDT by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: Gummi Bear
Somehow the Rahm is involved is my guess.


8 posted on 04/28/2009 3:14:53 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: armymarinemom

I am sure that this stunt was planned by the stupid cowboy. I did not think that he was still Pres. We deserve what we voted for and can expect to have to put up with pointless kind of antics.
barbra ann


9 posted on 04/28/2009 3:15:12 PM PDT by barb-tex (Republic of Texas will include all of the Confederacy, except Maybe VA.)
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To: Fred Nerks
For those who want to know,

Order JO 7110.65S
Air Traffic Control
February 14, 2008

This web version contains Change 1, dated 7/31/2008



10 posted on 04/28/2009 3:18:17 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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To: Fred Nerks

11 posted on 04/28/2009 3:23:50 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; pissant; PhilDragoo; Candor7; MeekOneGOP; Myrddin; ...

Thanks, Fred Nerks.

Ping to article and Beckwith’s THE OBAMA FILE.

Check out #6 for longer YouTube video.


12 posted on 04/28/2009 3:28:41 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Domandred; Beckwith

Incredible! Clearly shows why the people in the buildings and on the ground would have every reason to be terrified.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUx7R_IfRlE&NR=1

thanks for the link to the video.


13 posted on 04/28/2009 3:28:43 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks
It is the federal government and they can do in the end what they please

I saw this statement of Mr. Bloomberg yesterday, and it is quite scary, IMO.

14 posted on 04/28/2009 3:28:52 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: Yosemitest
Air Force 1 goes nowhere without the President KNOWING AND APPROVING IT!!!

thank you for that detailed, informative comment.I want to know WHO WAS ON THAT AIRCRAFT!

15 posted on 04/28/2009 3:33:09 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: tflabo
Somehow the Rahm is involved is my guess.

Axelrod gets my vote as the sponsor/requestor. He's the publicity/media guy, but Rahmbo, as Chief of Staff was definitely in on it.


16 posted on 04/28/2009 3:39:42 PM PDT by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: Fred Nerks
Air Force 1 goes nowhere without the President KNOWING AND APPROVING IT!!!
17 posted on 04/28/2009 3:44:34 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Fred Nerks
WHO was on Air Force One?
18 posted on 04/28/2009 3:46:33 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Beckwith

I think it is in some way connected to the 100 day celebration of the Narcissist in Chief.


19 posted on 04/28/2009 3:46:52 PM PDT by comps4spice
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To: LucyT
Thanks LucyT

Can't wait to see what comes out in the next few days about this, bizarre

20 posted on 04/28/2009 3:47:25 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (I'd rather the world hate us then laugh at us)
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To: Fred Nerks

Well that was an excellent analysis of yesterday’s crazy stunt. Heads should roll over that, but unfortunately, the wrong heads are the ones rolling down the hill.


21 posted on 04/28/2009 3:52:24 PM PDT by CaribouCrossing
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To: Gummi Bear

“Worst. White House. Spokesman. Ever.”

Ditto.


22 posted on 04/28/2009 3:53:16 PM PDT by CaribouCrossing
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To: comps4spice
I think it is in some way connected to the 100 day celebration of the Narcissist in Chief.

If so, it sure blew up in their face. This clustefarck will completely bury the 100 day celebration newswise.

Heh, heh, heh!
23 posted on 04/28/2009 3:57:51 PM PDT by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: Fred Nerks
YES, HE CERTAINLY IS!!!
24 posted on 04/28/2009 4:00:53 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Fred Nerks
Bloomberg, as we all recall, was formerly a Democrat, then he ran for office as a Republican, then he announced he was an independent.

Never once in his career has he ever criticized a Democrat for anything ~ until now.

It's possible he'll finally get smart and start asking for counsel from Conservatives who can explain all this nonsense to him.

25 posted on 04/28/2009 4:01:13 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: CaribouCrossing; LucyT; Beckwith

The content of the communication between the tower, the pilot of the airforce jet and the Presidential aircraft is what we need to hear. I suspect the airforce jet/s were there to direct/demand the ‘wayward’ aircraft to return to base immediately.


26 posted on 04/28/2009 4:01:58 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks
Where is the PASSENGER MANIFEST? Where was Mama Obama during the time the airplane was in the air? Why is that NOT being asked?
27 posted on 04/28/2009 4:03:41 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Fred Nerks

This was a deliberate act of terrorism committed by *The Terrorist N Chief* Squatting in the White House.


28 posted on 04/28/2009 4:03:44 PM PDT by katiekins1 (I Bow to No One)
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To: Fred Nerks

This was a deliberate act of terrorism committed by *The Terrorist N Chief* Squatting in the White House.


29 posted on 04/28/2009 4:03:46 PM PDT by katiekins1 (I Bow to No One)
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To: Fred Nerks

Think we stand a chance of hearing that? I want to know who was on that plane and who’s idea this was in the first place and who knew about it.

I also heard on the news something about it not only being a photo-op but that it also was done so that the pilot could get some more practice and log hours.


30 posted on 04/28/2009 4:10:13 PM PDT by CaribouCrossing
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To: al baby

Someone needs to Photoshop Obama standing at the foot of Lady Liberty with a mini airplane remote control in his hand. (THE SOB)


31 posted on 04/28/2009 4:15:54 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: Fred Nerks

“Wouldn’t PhotoShop have been cheaper? It’s not like Obama isn’t familiar with the popular graphics editing program.”

Very funny


32 posted on 04/28/2009 4:16:16 PM PDT by lacrew (Axe not what your teleprompter can do for you....)
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To: CaribouCrossing
I also heard on the news something about it not only being a photo-op but that it also was done so that the pilot could get some more practice and log hours.

And that's why it had to be a secret? I'm not buying it. What weak excuses for a totally irrational act, that terrified thousands of people.

33 posted on 04/28/2009 4:17:10 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks

Hello Friend and supporter of Hillary. As you know, the former Senator and current Secretary of State is trying to retire debt incurred during her Presidential run.

In an effort to expedite the repayment of her debt, we are making a special offer....


34 posted on 04/28/2009 4:19:05 PM PDT by lacrew (Axe not what your teleprompter can do for you....)
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To: LucyT
I want to know WHO WAS ON THE PLANE!

If it was using 'Air Force One' as a callsign, then the Prez was on it. File a FOIA request for the transcript of the ATC communications and for a copy of the flight plan and look for the VIP codes. Then you'll know.

35 posted on 04/28/2009 4:19:44 PM PDT by xone
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To: lacrew
It’s not like Obama isn’t familiar with the popular graphics editing program.”

Great punchline, isn't it?

36 posted on 04/28/2009 4:20:48 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks
An Obama administration official said the mission was classified "Top Secret."

Major misuse of the system if this was a photo-op, and not some joyride for Obama buddies in conjunction with aircrew training.

37 posted on 04/28/2009 4:22:09 PM PDT by xone
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To: Fred Nerks

“And that’s why it had to be a secret? I’m not buying it. What weak excuses for a totally irrational act, that terrified thousands of people.”

The comment I heard wasn’t saying that that was an excuse for the secrecy. They were just reporting that some pilot was getting some air time practice. Don’t even know if it was true, but Fox News is what I watch so I know I heard it there.

IMO, there is NO excuse for that stunt. None. Nada. Zip.


38 posted on 04/28/2009 4:28:42 PM PDT by CaribouCrossing
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To: LucyT
There are two Aiorforce One aircraft. The pres__sent must be kept informed which one he would go to in case of emergency and the alternate must be ready in case of mechanical problems. You can know absolutely that the liar-in-chief knew of this stunt and had to have signed off on it. HOWEVER, the afirmative action liar won the election and he lies with impunity because the enemedia gives him the cover to lie continuously.

It will interesting to see what diversions the current oligarchs have planned to divert attention as the cap and tax and single payer healthcare laws are passed into our coffins. There will have to be diversions of attention assigned to the fifth column enemedia, it's just a matter now of which diversions Axelrod wills en=d to the sycophantic scum in media.

39 posted on 04/28/2009 4:28:50 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: xone; Beckwith
If it was using 'Air Force One' as a callsign, then the Prez was on it. File a FOIA request for the transcript of the ATC communications and for a copy of the flight plan and look for the VIP codes. Then you'll know.

Is it possible for a FReeper in the US to do this?

40 posted on 04/28/2009 4:30:10 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: katiekins1

He wants to strike fear and then come on tv and save the world...such sheep!


41 posted on 04/28/2009 4:35:59 PM PDT by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messia. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: LucyT

42 posted on 04/28/2009 4:37:01 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Communism - Hezbollah + Al Qaeda + Obama + StoneAge = CHAOS)
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To: lacrew

Military Flyover Manhattan Yesterday Cost $328,835.00
FOX NEWS | 4/28/2009 | Bret Baier

Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 9:00:54 AM by kellynla

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2239913/posts


43 posted on 04/28/2009 4:39:32 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks
"It's like someone coming up to you, sticking a gun to your head for 15 seconds, walking away and hearing 20 minutes later it was an undercover cop posing for a photo," said Wall Street worker Bill Privett. "I am still shaking," he said.

I was a few blocks from Ground Zero when the second plane flew right past my apartment window while I was finishing breakfast, maybe a couple of hundred yards to the side. I coped just fine, I thought, but I was actually in shock for maybe a couple of months afterward. I saw the two plane shaped holes in the towers, with the flames coming out of them, I heard the stories. One of my sons had been scheduled to give a breakfast talk there but, Thank God, couldn't make it at the last minute because his plane came in late the night before.

A lot of New Yorkers lived through it, saw the towering clouds of smoke from up town or from across the harbor, and walked past the site to honor the dead or leave flowers or a prayer.

It doesn't mean anything to Obama, of course. And most of the press have entirely wiped it from their pea-sized minds.

A lot of New Yorkers lost a relative or a friend there, or they know somebody who did. After it happened, even the muggers and the drug dealers lined up to donate blood. One of my friends actually saw that, and I heard about it. Peoplel on buses and subways opened their hearts to each other as they would never do normally.

But now we're back to business as usual among the leftist elite. "What's all the fuss about?" says Obama. "I never heard about it," says his Press Secretary. "Sorry, I can't answer that question," says Obama.

44 posted on 04/28/2009 4:50:33 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Fred Nerks

The cost of yesterday’s moronic flyover would have heated my house for 274 years.


45 posted on 04/28/2009 4:54:20 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Communism - Hezbollah + Al Qaeda + Obama + StoneAge = CHAOS)
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To: al baby

That was funny~!


46 posted on 04/28/2009 4:58:59 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~

47 posted on 04/28/2009 5:00:34 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Cicero
"What's all the fuss about?" says Obama. "I never heard about it," says his Press Secretary. "Sorry, I can't answer that question," says Obama.

Dictatorspeak.

48 posted on 04/28/2009 5:05:04 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Beckwith
Somehow the Rahm is involved is my guess.

Axelrod gets my vote as the sponsor/requestor. He's the publicity/media guy, but Rahmbo, as Chief of Staff was definitely in on it.

Maybe they're trying to raise money to pay for the new socialized health care system by doing their own version of that Muslim calendar showing a jetliner running into the Statue of Liberty that someone discovered after 9/11. I don't know how to place a photo or I would include it here.

But seriously, the whole thing seems like much more than a photo op to me, perhaps to gage reactions if this were to really occur again. They specifically didn't want the public to be informed ahead of time.

49 posted on 04/28/2009 5:09:13 PM PDT by Gummi Bear
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To: Fred Nerks
Take a look at
Order JO 7110.65S
Air Traffic Control
February 14, 2008
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Does this help?


50 posted on 04/28/2009 5:11:01 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die.)
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