Skip to comments.BALLOON BOSS BLOWS HIS #@¢*ING TOP
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.
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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???"
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.
"Where the f**k are the balloons???"
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.
I don't watch television and I'm not an MP3 junkie, but I've got THIS gem in rotation on my computer!
The VRWC strikes again.
"Balloon launch scrubbed!"
Kerry strains to make 100,000 balloons emerge from his... "balloon dropper."
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.
Excellent. Drudge, now the Post. Hopefully this will get some widespread media play to symbolize how inept the Dims are.
The republican's should start their convention with a balloon drop....Tell everyone they got them cheap/ used ya know!
Spray adhesive! ;-)
There was so much hot air from the speech that the balloons could not descend.
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.
And that, my friends, is how well sKerry and Co. can plan a military operation. Be very, very sKerred.
Put a big black X over the D and pencil in an R right above it with a black permanent marker. LOL
Balloons filled with hot air don`t fall.
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?)
Since he won't ratify the Kyoto Protocols, global warming caused the balloons not to fall.
CNN-The Communist Cussing Network.
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:
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
CNN is playing Kerry's speech right now.
He wanted balloons? Weren't Ted Kennedy and Michael Moore still there?
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.
Nice to see ya, btw :-)
It just won't be the same if they don't replay the balloon drop speech after Kerry's as well...
Same here. ;-)
Oh, you KNOW they'll edit it out. I can't believe I'm sitting here watching it.
"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.
"He wanted balloons? Weren't Ted Kennedy and Michael Moore still there?"
He wanted balloons- not blimps!
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?
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 ...............
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
"He wanted balloons? Weren't Ted Kennedy and Michael Moore still there?"
"He wanted balloons- not blimps!"
You mean buffoons?
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