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BALLOON BOSS BLOWS HIS #@*ING TOP
New York Post ^ | 7/30/04 | DEBORAH ORIN

Posted on 07/29/2004 11:23:41 PM PDT by kattracks

July 30, 2004 -- BOSTON — It was planned with the precision of a military operation — but the drop of 100,000 red, white and blue balloons for John Kerry went so horribly wrong that the convention producer screamed out the F-word over national TV. "Balloons. What's happening, balloons? There's not enough coming down. All balloons. Where the hell — there's nothing falling. What the f- - - are you guys doing up there?" shrieked the producer, Don Mischer.

The live feed was carried over CNN, and Internet maven Matt Drudge quickly posted a request for anyone who'd taped the expletive undeleted to send him an audio file — within minutes he had it posted on his site.


(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: balloons; clusterfoxtrot; dncconvention; donmischer; fword; kerry; loons; mischer

1 posted on 07/29/2004 11:23:42 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks

2 posted on 07/29/2004 11:26:07 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (While Bush plays "rope a dope", Kerry/Edwards play "grope a dope".)
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To: kattracks

Wow. They'd been planning the balloon drop since March! No wonder the poor guy was so frustrated...

I actually feel sorry for him. He's got to feel awful, knowing that the most memorable quote of the night came not from Kerry, but from a guy screaming "What the **** are you guys doing up there???"


3 posted on 07/29/2004 11:28:55 PM PDT by dandelion
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To: kattracks
Balloons. What's happening, balloons? There's not enough

OMG. I noticed that. I mentioned it to my husband. I thought maybe they were trying to save money for more John John infomercials.
It wasn't very exciting. A few balloons here, a few there. It matched Kerry's personality perfectly - Void of any excitement.

4 posted on 07/29/2004 11:30:13 PM PDT by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: kattracks
Where the f**k are the balloons?

"Where the f**k are the balloons???"



dvwjr

5 posted on 07/29/2004 11:30:18 PM PDT by dvwjr
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To: concerned about politics

I knew something was up. My uncle and I were watching FOX News and we were sitting there watching and we both said that the same time "What? No balloon drop?" and both my uncle and I figured that was it, got up and left the room.


6 posted on 07/29/2004 11:33:43 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (While Bush plays "rope a dope", Kerry/Edwards play "grope a dope".)
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To: dvwjr

LOL.


7 posted on 07/29/2004 11:34:08 PM PDT by concerned about politics ( Liberals are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: kattracks

I don't watch television and I'm not an MP3 junkie, but I've got THIS gem in rotation on my computer!


8 posted on 07/29/2004 11:38:55 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: kattracks

The VRWC strikes again.


9 posted on 07/29/2004 11:39:03 PM PDT by Sapper26 (In Europe will it be called Celsius 488.3?)
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To: dvwjr

LOL!!!

"Balloon launch scrubbed!"


10 posted on 07/29/2004 11:40:10 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: dvwjr

Kerry strains to make 100,000 balloons emerge from his... "balloon dropper."


11 posted on 07/29/2004 11:41:19 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: kattracks

The guys in my office and me decided to go eat lunch, since on Guam we are 14 hours ahead of Boston, and didn't want to suffer through the KERRY speech. One of our wives called on a cell phone hysterically laughing, she got to hear the entire thing on CNN International. I would have missed it, since I keep the office TV tuned to FOX News. I must admit, the DRUDGE audio (even though abbreviated) was a hoot. Semper Fidelis.


12 posted on 07/29/2004 11:42:30 PM PDT by MCFujiTanker
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To: kattracks

Excellent. Drudge, now the Post. Hopefully this will get some widespread media play to symbolize how inept the Dims are.


13 posted on 07/29/2004 11:42:41 PM PDT by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
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To: kattracks
Where's the balloon? I thought there was going to be an Earth-shattering balloon!
14 posted on 07/29/2004 11:43:36 PM PDT by Nick Danger (I married a trainwreck - the untold story of John F'ing Kerry)
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY

The republican's should start their convention with a balloon drop....Tell everyone they got them cheap/ used ya know!


15 posted on 07/29/2004 11:46:06 PM PDT by hoosiermama (prayers for all)
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To: Sapper26

Spray adhesive! ;-)


16 posted on 07/29/2004 11:46:49 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: kattracks

There was so much hot air from the speech that the balloons could not descend.


17 posted on 07/29/2004 11:47:08 PM PDT by Joe Bfstplk (We on the right are in the right.)
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY

Chris Wallace had mentioned this earlier in the day, citing the failed balloon drop during the 1980 DNC Convention in NY. He said that failed balloon drops serve as an omen. It's funny that it came to fruition tonight.


18 posted on 07/29/2004 11:47:55 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (While Bush plays "rope a dope", Kerry/Edwards play "grope a dope".)
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To: kattracks

And that, my friends, is how well sKerry and Co. can plan a military operation. Be very, very sKerred.


19 posted on 07/29/2004 11:48:37 PM PDT by Ruth A.
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To: hoosiermama
The republican's should start their convention with a balloon drop....Tell everyone they got them cheap/ used ya know!

Put a big black X over the D and pencil in an R right above it with a black permanent marker. LOL

20 posted on 07/29/2004 11:49:31 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (While Bush plays "rope a dope", Kerry/Edwards play "grope a dope".)
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To: kattracks

Balloons filled with hot air don`t fall.


21 posted on 07/29/2004 11:51:19 PM PDT by Imaverygooddriver (Never forget: "We will take things away from you for the benefit of the common good"-Hitlery Rodham)
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Did the broadcast networks show it? If so, did they have a tape delay and mute out the expletive? (Or, does it not matter, because children wouldn't be watching something so boring anyway?)


22 posted on 07/30/2004 12:02:30 AM PDT by heleny
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To: Nick Danger

LOL!!!!


23 posted on 07/30/2004 12:07:07 AM PDT by kb2614 ( You have everything to fear, including fear itself. - The new DNC slogan)
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To: GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY
This balloon drop snafu story is getting quite a bit of play.

Something about it is in 26 newspapers so far, according to Google News. From The Washington Post to The L.A. Times to the San Francisco Chronicle to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Heck, it's even been picked up in Australia.
24 posted on 07/30/2004 12:08:30 AM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Bush's fault.

Since he won't ratify the Kyoto Protocols, global warming caused the balloons not to fall.


25 posted on 07/30/2004 12:08:54 AM PDT by kb2614 ( You have everything to fear, including fear itself. - The new DNC slogan)
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To: kb2614

CNN-The Communist Cussing Network.


26 posted on 07/30/2004 12:34:58 AM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Democrats are Communists in Americans' clothing.)
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To: kattracks
The live feed was carried over CNN, and Internet maven Matt Drudge quickly posted a request for anyone who'd taped the expletive undeleted to send him an audio file — within minutes he had it posted on his site...
That would be HERE, from:
www.drudgereport.com/dnc86.htm



XXXXX DRUDGE REPORT XXXXX THU JULY 29, 2004 23:00:28 ET XXXXX

'WHAT THE F**K ARE YOU GUYS DOING UP THERE'

DNC CONVENTION DIRECTOR DON MISCHER AIRED ON CNN AS KERRY ENDS SPEECH, HEARD WORLDWIDE:

'Go balloons, go balloons! Go balloons! I don't see anything happening. Go balloons! Go balloons! Go balloons! Standby confetti. Keep coming, balloons. More balloons. Bring it- balloons, balloons, balloons! We want balloons, tons of them. Bring them down. Let them all come. No confetti. No confetti yet.

'No confetti. All right, go balloons, go balloons. We need more balloons. All balloons! All balloons! Keep going! Come on, guys, lets move it. Jesus! We need more balloons. I want all balloons to go, goddammit. Go confetti. Go confetti. More confetti. I want more balloons. What's happening to the balloons? We need more balloons.

'We need all of them coming down. Go balloons- balloons? What's happening balloons? There's not enough coming down! All balloons, what the hell! There's nothing falling! What the fuck are you guys doing up there? We want more balloons coming down, more balloons. More balloons. More balloons'...

AUDIO [MP3 FILE]...

-----------------------------------------------------------
Filed By Matt Drudge
Reports are moved when circumstances warrant
http://www.drudgereport.com for updates
(c)DRUDGE REPORT 2004
Not for reproduction without permission of the author


27 posted on 07/30/2004 12:35:12 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog

Heheheh.


28 posted on 07/30/2004 12:39:01 AM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet (NO SIMS CITY ON PUBLIC LAND.)
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To: dvwjr

ROFLOL!


29 posted on 07/30/2004 12:41:09 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Nick Danger

LOL


30 posted on 07/30/2004 12:41:44 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2

CNN is playing Kerry's speech right now.


31 posted on 07/30/2004 12:45:07 AM PDT by Nita Nupress ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." Hillary Clinton, 6/28/04)
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To: JohnHuang2

He wanted balloons? Weren't Ted Kennedy and Michael Moore still there?


32 posted on 07/30/2004 12:45:35 AM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Democrats are Communists in Americans' clothing.)
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To: RonDog

His entire life he has been dreaming of this night and balloons falling around him as he gets the nomination, the picture of him looking up is priceless. This has truly made my evening.


33 posted on 07/30/2004 12:46:35 AM PDT by Mr. Rips (Europeans - too weak to lead, to proud to follow)
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To: Nita Nupress

Nice to see ya, btw :-)


34 posted on 07/30/2004 12:49:27 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

lol!


35 posted on 07/30/2004 12:49:49 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: Nita Nupress
CNN is playing Kerry's speech right now.

It just won't be the same if they don't replay the balloon drop speech after Kerry's as well...

36 posted on 07/30/2004 12:54:25 AM PDT by Ichneumon ("...she might as well have been a space alien." - Bill Clinton, on Hillary, "My Life", p. 182)
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To: JohnHuang2

Same here. ;-)


37 posted on 07/30/2004 12:55:13 AM PDT by Nita Nupress ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." Hillary Clinton, 6/28/04)
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To: Ichneumon

Oh, you KNOW they'll edit it out. I can't believe I'm sitting here watching it.


38 posted on 07/30/2004 12:56:23 AM PDT by Nita Nupress ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." Hillary Clinton, 6/28/04)
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To: Joe Bfstplk

"There was so much hot air from the speech that the balloons could not descend."

Heheheh. Seriously though, if Kerry fails to handle a ski photo-op, a bicycle ride, a harmless trip to NASA, and a balloon drop that was planned several months in advance, how can this goofball run the country? He shows poor judgement in his own abilities and the abilities of his subordinates. He even shows poor grace, blaming others when he falls off a ski or bicycle, or when he's caught in a goofy photo. Sizing this 'man' up, I would not hire him to work in a fast food restaurant. Could you imagine the trouble he would cause? As a cashier. Or as a cook. But to be the top executive over tens of millions of employees with agressive union interests, forget it.


39 posted on 07/30/2004 1:04:43 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Ernest's remark about the the Sloppy Sock Berglar: Soxgate and Sexgate equals Suxgate.)
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To: Nita Nupress

*SMILES*


40 posted on 07/30/2004 1:24:37 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

"He wanted balloons? Weren't Ted Kennedy and Michael Moore still there?"

He wanted balloons- not blimps!



41 posted on 07/30/2004 2:33:34 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: kattracks; Nick Danger; JohnHuang2

Running afoul of the law of gravity is, you must admit, not an everyday event. Balloons and confetti are tough customers. Sometimes you need to "pull some strings" to get them to behave. Do you think Kerry, if elected, would manage this country's affairs with the same aplomb and competence as this memorable moment?


42 posted on 07/30/2004 2:36:13 AM PDT by pt17
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To: BigSkyFreeper
"Go balloons! Go balloons!"

And coming around the back stretch here at Pimlico is 'Go Balloons', and a half length following behind is 'Sandy Pants' and 'Shove It' just another length behind ...............

43 posted on 07/30/2004 8:28:38 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Free Martha Mitchell......... and Jail Teraaaaaayza)
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To: kattracks
I was listening to the radio in the car this morning and all the stations were talking about was the balloon fiasco. No one mentioned Kerry's speech. I channel surfed all over and heard the audio of the balloon drop with the expletive beeped on each channel.

Excellent. The story is the balloons not Kerry.
44 posted on 07/30/2004 8:35:32 AM PDT by Republican Red (Is that a classified document in your pants Sandy or are you just glad to see me?)
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To: kattracks

The timing of the ballon drop is 'very suspicious!'

Mary Beth Cahill
sKerry campaign mgr.



1st rule in Dem Club -- Do ANYTHING to get elected
2nd rule in Dem Club -- Don't get caught doin' rule 1

tru peace...D


45 posted on 07/30/2004 11:49:51 AM PDT by ebiskit (South Park Republican)
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To: silverleaf

"He wanted balloons? Weren't Ted Kennedy and Michael Moore still there?"

"He wanted balloons- not blimps!"

You mean buffoons?


46 posted on 07/30/2004 11:52:45 AM PDT by manic4organic (Go. Fight. Win.)
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To: beyond the sea
And coming around the back stretch here at Pimlico is 'Go Balloons', and a half length following behind is 'Sandy Pants' and 'Shove It' just another length behind ...............

HAHA!

47 posted on 07/30/2004 9:03:04 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (While Bush plays "rope a dope", Kerry/Edwards play "grope a dope".)
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To: kattracks

48 posted on 07/30/2004 9:06:33 PM PDT by timestax
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To: timestax
bump
49 posted on 07/31/2004 1:38:07 PM PDT by timestax
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