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Steel Magnolia (Rosie O'Donnell As Structural Engineer)
IBD Editorials ^ | 2 May 2007 | Staff

Posted on 05/02/2007 4:09:21 PM PDT by Kitten Festival

Conspiracy: Unless the feds had something to do with it, the theory held by Rosie and others that the Twin Towers were brought down by the Bush administration just crashed and burned on a California freeway.

In recent discussions on the jaundiced "View" and her Web site, conspiracy theorist Rosie O'Donnell opined that the 9/11 collapse of the Twin Towers, as well as 7 World Trade Center, marked "the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel." This, she said, is "physically impossible."

Well, not exactly. Fire only has to weaken a structure already weakened by, say, a fully fueled passenger aircraft flying into it, sufficiently so that the weight of the structure brings it down.

Rosie as structural engineer. We wonder what Rosie's reaction was Sunday, when a gasoline truck exploded in flames beneath an elevated section of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge known as the MacArthur Maze, a network of ramps and interchanges that carries motorists to a number of freeways in the area.

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TOPICS: Editorial; US: California; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: baybridge; rosie; rosieodonnell; steel; steelmelts

1 posted on 05/02/2007 4:09:23 PM PDT by Kitten Festival
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To: Kitten Festival
We wonder what Rosie's reaction was Sunday, when a gasoline truck exploded in flames beneath an elevated section of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge known as the MacArthur Maze, a network of ramps and interchanges that carries motorists to a number of freeways in the area.

Obivous, Isn't It? George Bush and the Oil Combines are at it again!

2 posted on 05/02/2007 4:11:38 PM PDT by Young Werther ( and Julius Ceasar said, "quae cum ita sunt." (or since these things are so!))
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To: Kitten Festival
Image hosted by Photobucket.com Oh Woe is me... Why's everybody pickin on me???

3 posted on 05/02/2007 4:12:44 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: Chode

Eeeeeeuw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 05/02/2007 4:13:27 PM PDT by Kitten Festival
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To: Kitten Festival

She is so stupid in her simple mind this never happened. All faked. Even the pictures. Reality can’t be part of this closed ignorant fool.


5 posted on 05/02/2007 4:13:37 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Kitten Festival

Rosie’s biases are such that it is easier for her to jump to the conclusion that Bush arranged the freeway collapse rather than that he didn’t knock down the world trade.

Actually I seem to remember her saying the Republicans did it. Excuse me, i was in Florida...


6 posted on 05/02/2007 4:13:46 PM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: Kitten Festival

I doubt Rosie will notice anything unusual about the collapse of the overpass. Bridges and overpasses collapse under her weight all the time.


7 posted on 05/02/2007 4:19:21 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (ought)
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To: Kitten Festival

I can take a bag of charcoal briquettes, and a home made bellows, and melt iron in the yard. Primitive tribesmen do it daily, all over the world.


8 posted on 05/02/2007 4:20:33 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Kitten Festival

Cuttin’ torch!!! Git-r-dun.


9 posted on 05/02/2007 4:23:04 PM PDT by OldEagle (May you live long enough to hear the legends of your own adventures.)
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To: Chode

You owe me a new keyboard...!


10 posted on 05/02/2007 4:23:56 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: Kitten Festival

The Spew is for women who can’t keep up w/the Oprah.

Pray for W and Our Troops


11 posted on 05/02/2007 4:25:15 PM PDT by bray (The Surge is Working against both Enemies of America)
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To: Kitten Festival
Ya know! What those idiots (Rosie & Co.) are unaware of is that the first 10 floors of WTC7 were blown out from the twin towers. Add the fire, and BINGO! Building collapses.

Rosie needs to stick to licking carpet!

12 posted on 05/02/2007 4:25:25 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Kitten Festival

Well, we *mine* steel girders out of the
ground, as is, intact...don’tchaknow. They come
out of the ground in the shapes we use ‘em...


13 posted on 05/02/2007 4:26:50 PM PDT by NickatNite2003 (From the Man from Hope" to the wife who snarls "Abandon All Hope!")
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To: Kitten Festival

Not only is she not an engineer, she’s not an anything. Ignorant lout is adequate to describe this uneducated excuse for a populist leader.

White trash is also a pretty good descriptive.


14 posted on 05/02/2007 4:28:06 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. Reid must go)
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To: Kitten Festival
Steel Magnolia (Rosie O'Donnell As Structural Engineer)

Wouldn't "Steel Rafflesia" be better?

15 posted on 05/02/2007 4:29:48 PM PDT by Grut
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To: Kitten Festival

Its a darn shame they took the fat cow off of the view.
I would have loved to hear her response to this L0L


16 posted on 05/02/2007 4:33:17 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Kitten Festival
Wow she’s really sad. I would feel sorry for her if the stupidity wasn't’t such an abundant reward as it stands by itself. What’s even more sad is that people on the set actually clapped and laughed all haughtily when she said this. She actually made them feel smart! Which is...damn.

If it weren't’t for the freepers I would lose all faith in mankind.

Wow that’s sad!

17 posted on 05/02/2007 4:33:37 PM PDT by Soothesayer (Birth is murder!)
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To: Kitten Festival

The dumbass perverted ignorant traitor pig,
probably thinks steel is a naturally
formed susbtance. Such is her intellect, and
that of those who believe what she says.


18 posted on 05/02/2007 4:33:52 PM PDT by NickatNite2003 (From the Man from Hope" to the wife who snarls "Abandon All Hope!")
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To: Kitten Festival

Oh but you don’t understand! Fuel cannot melt steel - it was the tires on the truck. They haven’t been found so it is clear that Rove went in a got them after the truck crash. The WTC was FILLED with tires that is really what brought it down!!!!!


19 posted on 05/02/2007 4:34:28 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (NSDQ)
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To: Young Werther

Of course. It’s the pretext for Bush’s invasion of San Francisco.


20 posted on 05/02/2007 4:36:08 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Remember Billy Dale!!!)
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To: Kitten Festival

Some lib organ of higher learning should give Rosie an honorary doctorate in metallurgy. (If there is such a thing as a doctorate in metallurgy.)


21 posted on 05/02/2007 4:36:53 PM PDT by A knight without armor
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To: Kitten Festival

Fire can’t melt steel???? Guess she doesn’t know how steel is made huh? Idiot.


22 posted on 05/02/2007 4:40:13 PM PDT by RC2
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To: bert

And here I thought that Rosie was an expert in :

Physics

Engineering

Constitutional Law

Medicine

One can attempt to portray knowledge by being a ballistic bombastic blowhard, apparently.


23 posted on 05/02/2007 4:40:17 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Kitten Festival

What is realy absurd is that Idiots like her claim that the demolition explosions can be seen just before the collapse.
I would like to ask her just how did they fly the planes in the exact location of the explosive charges, and why did the crash not affect these charges?


24 posted on 05/02/2007 4:52:02 PM PDT by kik5150
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To: Kitten Festival
 

The Law of Steel

 

 

For no one - no one in this world can you trust. Not men, not women, not beasts. 

This you can trust.

Steel

Cuz you can't trust Rosie.

 

Rosie O’Donnell does not appreciate steel because when she had her brain damage incident when she was a child, her parents could not afford to have a steel plate put in her head.

Instead, she got just got a paper plate put up there.

25 posted on 05/02/2007 4:52:09 PM PDT by Radix (I'm not the sort person who believes something simply because my family, friends, and neighbors do.)
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To: Kitten Festival

Oops Rosie....steel is made from fire!

26 posted on 05/02/2007 4:55:36 PM PDT by BigLittle
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To: Right Cal Gal
It’s the pretext for Bush’s invasion of San Francisco.

HEY! Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Sauruman's dudes, not Sauron's. So, just what the Hell was Aragorn doing going to war in Mordor!?

Aragorn lied; goblins died!!

Fellowship-911

27 posted on 05/02/2007 4:55:54 PM PDT by HKMk23 (We are good, not because we are not tempted, but because we are tempted yet choose to be good.)
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To: Grut
Wouldn't "Steel Rafflesia" be better?

Well, considering the intrinsic strength and value of steel, I would suggest a base metal that is dense and of poor strength, "Lead"

And since she's irritating, destructive and always growing larger no matter how hard we try to stop her, "Kudzu."

I assume your Raffesia reference is to the corpse plant. Unfortunately, the smell coming from Rosie while nauseating, isn't a sign of decomposition nor are the clouds of gadflies circling her at any given moment.

That's just what marinading in loathsome liberalism does for you. Smell most hippies, you'll understand.
28 posted on 05/02/2007 4:59:30 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedanism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

The “gadflies” being her enablers at The Vi(sp)ew.


29 posted on 05/02/2007 5:01:19 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedanism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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To: Kitten Festival

Unfortunately, Rosie isn’t the only one who believes that 9/11 could have been a government conspiracy. Only a crazy person would believe such a thing, but I’ve read articles on this subject that are absolutely amazing.


30 posted on 05/02/2007 5:02:59 PM PDT by Chena (Why settle for less when you could have the best! Fred Thompson for President!)
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To: I still care
Rosie probably thinks the Apollo program was fake, too.
31 posted on 05/02/2007 5:11:42 PM PDT by oyez
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To: Kitten Festival

Hweird idiots now think they’re experts. Sheesh!


32 posted on 05/02/2007 5:17:21 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Logical me
Wonder what Bernie Ward at KGO radio in San Francisco is saying now.... He's one of the denyers of melting steel.
33 posted on 05/02/2007 5:18:38 PM PDT by pointsal (q)
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To: Kitten Festival

Rosies weight and breath alone could bring down a building.


34 posted on 05/02/2007 5:22:31 PM PDT by dforest (Fighting the new liberal Conservatism. The Left foot in the GOP door.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth
Bridges and overpasses collapse under her weight all the time.

Is it any wonder? Tough for any manmade structure to support this.


35 posted on 05/02/2007 5:24:29 PM PDT by Schatze (It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.)
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To: Chena

Only a crazy person would believe such a thing, but I’ve read articles on this subject that are absolutely amazing.

Sure makes one wonder what these folks will say if Hill-de-pants is in charge and another tragedy occurs. Oh, forgive me, I forgot. It will still be Bush’s fault for years AFTER he leaves the W.H.


36 posted on 05/02/2007 5:39:17 PM PDT by hardworking (Being a rapist is one thing, but cheating at golf? Are you sure you want Bubba in the W.H.?)
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To: Kitten Festival; All
Steel does not have to melt to lose its structural rigidity.

Ask any first year metallugical engineer.

37 posted on 05/02/2007 5:40:40 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Kitten Festival

H-m-m-m-m, maybe Rosie O’Fatso’s right. Maybe it was a conspiracy. If that is the case, then we had better be really, really concerned about what the Clintoon Thugs are planning because maybe they want to be able to show how the world’s smartest woman will handle a 9/11 type incident. Now THAT’s a possible conspiracy in the making.


38 posted on 05/02/2007 5:41:55 PM PDT by hardworking (Being a rapist is one thing, but cheating at golf? Are you sure you want Bubba in the W.H.?)
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To: Kitten Festival
She also ignored this one. It happened on March 26, 2004, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The truck was carrrying 12,000 gallons of fuel oil, which I understand is pretty similar to jet fuel.
39 posted on 05/03/2007 4:03:50 AM PDT by sig226 (Where did my tag line go?)
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To: Kitten Festival

Bookmark


40 posted on 05/03/2007 5:52:07 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("Proudly keeping one iron boot on the necks of libertarian faux 'conservatives' since 1958!")
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To: Kitten Festival

Bookmark


41 posted on 05/03/2007 5:55:54 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("Proudly keeping one iron boot on the necks of libertarian faux 'conservatives' since 1958!")
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To: Kitten Festival

I have spent a lot of time trying to give people a basic understanding of what happens when fire heats up steel. Most are not willing to believe it, as they just want to say “Bush blew up the WTC!”.


42 posted on 05/03/2007 6:27:46 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Kitten Festival

actually Rosie is claiming that the fires in WT7 didn’t reach the melting point, so they couldn’t have brought the building down (in her mind).

She claims the building fell into it’s “own footprint” (not exactly true).
That the concrete became “dust” (some of it did, some of it didn’t), and that it had to be brought down by controlled demolition.

She doesn’t claim to know “who” demolished the building but urges people to find out for themselves who had offices in the building.
This, of course, is supposed to lead people onto the path of Bush.

She is upset with O’Reilly for mischaracterizing her statements as claiming Bush brought down WT7.

However it is a reasonable assumption to make concerning the links provided at her website.

It also means that anyone who thinks 9/11 was all about destroying records held in WT7, must think that the planes crashing into the north and south tower were part of that “master plan” as well.
Afterall....who is going to rig a building to blow and then sit around and wait for planes, by chance, to fly into buildings?

So it is reasonable to assume that these Saudi “terrorists” were just part of some strange plan to destroy records being held in offices in WT7.


43 posted on 05/03/2007 6:46:51 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Kitten Festival

Someone should also as Rosie why the building code required the Twin Towers and other hi rises steel to be insulated from fire … you don’t require something to be protected from fire if it not affect by fire...

It was the spray on foam fire insulation that got striped from the steel on impact on the aircraft exposing the bare steel to the fire

I could be wrong on this last part but I believe in fact a code change during construction the lower part and an asbestos rap use for years in steel hi rises’s… but because of environment law changes they switch on the upper part to a spray on foam fire insulation…


44 posted on 05/03/2007 9:24:27 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Al-Qaidacrats =A new political party combining the anti American left and the anti Semite right)
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To: Kitten Festival

I have seen what fire does to structural steel in only a short time.

A structure in a refinery where I worked caught fire, and although the fire department was able to respond and get the fire out before major damage was done, we had quite a lot of rebuilding to do.

One of the key things was that the structural steel twisted, almost corkscrew; we brought in a large crane to keep the tower upright while piece by piece we went in and replaced the steel beams.

So, while the structure didn’t collapse in the short time it was on fire, the steel was badly distorted by the heat.


45 posted on 05/04/2007 4:29:42 PM PDT by marron
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