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What was Patty Murray meaning about 787 1st flight?

Posted on 12/16/2009 6:46:44 AM PST by freebird5850

Senator Patty Murray (Wa). just said on TV of how proud she was for 1st Boeing 787 flight, Boeing employees and asked how Alabama could size up to that? What does that mean? Did she mean to refer to S. Carolina?


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 787; boeing

1 posted on 12/16/2009 6:46:46 AM PST by freebird5850
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To: freebird5850

Who knows? Now that Biden is Vice-President, Patty Murray is officially the stupidest member of the US Senate. No one can make sense of her incoherent mutterings. She is beatable in 2010 if the useless Washington Republican party can come up with a good candidate.


2 posted on 12/16/2009 6:48:47 AM PST by Astronaut
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To: freebird5850

EADS tanker contract stuff.


3 posted on 12/16/2009 6:49:44 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (usff.com)
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To: freebird5850

Who knows, I doubt she even knows Boeing makes planes the way the Democrats here have treated that company.


4 posted on 12/16/2009 6:49:44 AM PST by cmsgop ( Sergeant Mark Renninger, RIP, I'll miss You Dude)
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To: mad_as_he$$

I kinda thought of that after I posted, thanks!


5 posted on 12/16/2009 6:50:47 AM PST by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messiah. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: Astronaut

About as dumb as joe saying “Stand up Chuck”!


6 posted on 12/16/2009 6:51:43 AM PST by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messiah. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Don’t worry, they will get that too. The fix is in.


7 posted on 12/16/2009 6:54:32 AM PST by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: freebird5850

If Alabama was asked, Alabama would answer. And you wouldn’t like the answer, either, Patty.


8 posted on 12/16/2009 6:55:32 AM PST by alancarp (Calling all states: Reduce the cost of doing business and jobs will flock to your doors.)
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To: freebird5850

She’s probably referring to the Airbus factory planned for Alabama if they win the Air Force tanker award. But on the other hand, given the stupidity that is almost a job requirement for the U.S. Senate, she could have meant the Boeing production line in South Carolina, too, and just got the state wrong.


9 posted on 12/16/2009 6:57:13 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Astronaut
Even before Biden became vice president, Patricia Bin Murray was consistently voted the stupidest member of the U.S. Senate, a title she continues to hold even though the competition has become pretty stiff.

Biden, at best, had a two year run as "dumbest senator with a penis" between the time Mark Dayton retired in 2004 and Bob Casey, Jr. was elected in 2006.

10 posted on 12/16/2009 7:02:02 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: freebird5850

Who cares, it was one of the 57 states.

The woman is as dumb as a box of hammers.

I can’t comprehend states that continue to send their worst and dumbest back to the senate every 6 years.


11 posted on 12/16/2009 7:03:29 AM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution - 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Vigilanteman

According to my wife, she heard that Alabama is now asking for an apology.


12 posted on 12/16/2009 7:03:49 AM PST by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messiah. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: Astronaut
She is beatable in 2010 if the useless Washington Republican party can come up with a good candidate.

Or if the Washington Tea Party organization picks somebody good for the Republican Primary, and simply bypasses the official Rep Party organization.

We need to clean house of useless Party officials.

13 posted on 12/16/2009 7:04:27 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: Astronaut

Isn’t she the genius who commended OBL for building hospitals and schools?


14 posted on 12/16/2009 7:08:07 AM PST by GOPPachyderm
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To: Astronaut

Another blithering idiot.

She could probably do less damage by going back to teaching pre-school. At least then the damage could be somewhat contained.


15 posted on 12/16/2009 7:08:52 AM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: freebird5850

Especially stupid, given that Boeing has a huge rocket facility in Decatur, Alabama and a strong presense at MSFC in Huntsville, Alabama.


16 posted on 12/16/2009 7:17:33 AM PST by So Cal Rocket (I am John Galt...)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Did anyone notice the wing flex on that empty flight? A rough estimate is that they flexed a good ten feet once the weight of the fuselage was applied to the wing root when the wheels were off the ground. I’d hate to see the flex @ max gross weight!


17 posted on 12/16/2009 7:29:15 AM PST by blackdog
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To: blackdog

I think they are supposed to flex, plus they did a stress test on the wing and it passed. It sure flexed though!


18 posted on 12/16/2009 7:35:26 AM PST by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messiah. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: freebird5850

The wiring, hydraulics, and fuel lines must be on pulleys and coils. I’m not saying the design isn’t sound, but it sure is dramatic. No wonder they taxied so slow! The thing would flap like a giant seagull! I bet you could scrape the wingtips with a few good bounces at 2 to 3 knots.


19 posted on 12/16/2009 7:42:53 AM PST by blackdog
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I think they are supposed to flex, plus they did a stress test on the wing and it passed. It sure flexed though!

Indeed they are! I have seen a wing flex test, on a different aircraft with composite wings. They were actually pulled tip to tip, to form a circle, without damaging the wings. Obviously, that will never happen in flight, but it's good to know that the equipment will do more than will ever be required.

20 posted on 12/16/2009 7:52:34 AM PST by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: blackdog

I understand that a combination of flexible wings and active computer control will make turbulence far less noticeable, on the 787, than on earlier aircraft. The wings and control surfaces will be very busy indeed, while the cabin just keeps moving along in a straight line.


21 posted on 12/16/2009 7:55:52 AM PST by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: blackdog
Ever watch the wing flex on a B-52?
22 posted on 12/16/2009 8:01:24 AM PST by seemoAR
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To: 3niner

I just hope they nail the specs on max utility catagory maneuvering speeds. Straight and level is one thing , I think I’d just stick to slip and skid. I’ll leave the banking to more antiquated designs thank you!


23 posted on 12/16/2009 8:02:42 AM PST by blackdog
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To: seemoAR

Sure have! This is different. I don’t know if I should embrace it or fear it. The B-52 flexes a lot, but doesn’t have an exponential curl away from the wing root.


24 posted on 12/16/2009 8:05:40 AM PST by blackdog
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To: freebird5850

Y-day morning about 10am pst, a 787 took off from Boeings airfield, marking the first flight of the 787.

I watched it on web cam and guess what, it was just another airplane taking off. They said 7,000 people were watching it live. The crowd looked more like 400 people.

.....Bob


25 posted on 12/16/2009 8:23:59 AM PST by Lokibob (When handed lemons...Refuse to sign for them. Life's lemons can't be delivered without a signature.)
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To: Lokibob

There were almost 18,000 along the runway and I watched it live from a building nearby.


26 posted on 12/16/2009 8:25:59 AM PST by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messiah. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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The commentator said that it did not look like a passenger plane on the inside. There were computers upon computers in racks, all collecting data. I’d bet there were.

....Bob


27 posted on 12/16/2009 8:33:34 AM PST by Lokibob (When handed lemons...Refuse to sign for them. Life's lemons can't be delivered without a signature.)
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To: freebird5850

Hey, lay off our Mongoloid Mama. It takes a village to run the Senate, and she’s the idiot.

Anybody who has a clue about Washington state knows there isn’t a hope in hell of defeating her. The balance between the populist rural areas and red flag cities is irretrievably broken. like Vietnam, the commies won. We’re stuck with Patty until she hangs up her tennis shoes, and shuffles off to the retirement home for aged mouth breathers.


28 posted on 12/16/2009 8:37:26 AM PST by Rinnwald
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To: Astronaut
My Senator, Barbara Boxer is the DUMBEST.

She was neck and neck with Biden when he was there.

29 posted on 12/16/2009 8:37:34 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (If Hitler used a TelePrompter, we would all be speaking German...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

I’m surprised it took so long to get Boxer’s name in there.


30 posted on 12/16/2009 9:43:39 AM PST by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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