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Federal Officials Deny Report That Obama Seeks to End Pilot Gun Program
Fox News ^

Posted on 03/18/2009 2:46:57 PM PDT by flintsilver7

Federal officials are denying a report that the Obama administration is seeking to end a program that allows trained airline pilots to carry guns.

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Sterling Payne, a spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration, denied the report and said the program that oversees a reported 12,000 federal flight deck officers (FFDO) is actually expanding.

"It's inaccurate, this program continues to grow," Payne told FOXNews.com of the editorial. "TSA continues to recruit and put new FFDOs on planes, and we continue to train them and do recurring training."

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airlinesecurity; armedpilots; bho44; denial
So, which is it?
1 posted on 03/18/2009 2:46:58 PM PDT by flintsilver7
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To: flintsilver7
If Obama does change the policy so as to disarm pilots, then from that moment on every US airliner hijacking will be Obama's fault—with the new policy as the loudly-proclaimed reason!
2 posted on 03/18/2009 2:49:18 PM PDT by sourcery (Obama Lied. The Economy Died!)
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To: flintsilver7

SURE he denies it! Just like when he said he wasn’t going to infringe on the 2nd Amendment in the campaign. What a bald-faced LIAR!


3 posted on 03/18/2009 2:49:45 PM PDT by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: flintsilver7

Here is what it really is:

Panic over the incompetence of this administration.
And it is well founded.


4 posted on 03/18/2009 2:51:12 PM PDT by texmexis best (uency)
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To: flintsilver7

I see this as nothing but propaganda by the Obama administration: They will say they are not killing it but they are defunding it.


5 posted on 03/18/2009 2:52:19 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberalism is Communism, and both are a mental disorder. Grow up.)
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To: flintsilver7

Today we had an Obama cop/prosecutor sbir tell us in a lecture that to carry a gun one must register the gun with the state. A complete lie and legal risk intimidation.

They are out there and unleashed on gun owners for any excuse on the market, courtesy stimulus bill, in the same fashion feminists have been unleashed on men to destroy marriages and tax the bread winner.


6 posted on 03/18/2009 2:52:37 PM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: flintsilver7

We just caught the Muslim at his game,so he decided it never happened..Just remember BO we are watching and reporting..Your poll numbers will go all the way down before we are finished you creep..


7 posted on 03/18/2009 2:53:00 PM PDT by PLD
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To: flintsilver7

Obama is becoming the master of flip flopping....and you thought John Fn Kerry was good


8 posted on 03/18/2009 2:53:42 PM PDT by boxerblues (Party like its 1773)
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To: flintsilver7

It’s more likely O will defund the program.


9 posted on 03/18/2009 2:53:44 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: PLD

Re: “We just caught the Muslim at his game,so he decided it never happened..Just remember BO we are watching and reporting..Your poll numbers will go all the way down before we are finished you creep..”

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Exactly! He often decides things that happened didn’t happen, when it serves his purpose. This was one of those gotcha moments for us! I want to see it on Fox and any other conservative media that can air it!!!!!


10 posted on 03/18/2009 2:55:40 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: b4its2late

You’re probably right, but even that won’t happen without a fight. Then again, Captain Teleprompter has been lying constantly throughout the campaign (which has never ended for him). It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if he’s lying again.


11 posted on 03/18/2009 2:58:24 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: flintsilver7; All

Obama, the administration who could not shoot straight

Obama and the Apple Dumpling Cabinet

The Keystone Comander in Chief

He-Obama and the Masters of Security Policy

Three Policies and a Newbie President


12 posted on 03/18/2009 3:00:31 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: flintsilver7
It’s no wonder these people are so in favor of gun control...they keep shooting themselves in the foot. First they are forced to backpedal on the AIG bonus “scandal,” then they retreat on the veterans having to pay for their own medical care, now this.

Making popcorn for tonight, who knows what entertainment there will be.

13 posted on 03/18/2009 3:01:55 PM PDT by JrsyJack (ct)
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To: 2harddrive

Everyone who is eligible should buy a gun and learn how to use it. If a person already owns a gun, he should buy another one, and extra ammunition. This will send a clear message to the Demo-Socialists, other criminals, and the terrorists.

The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. We need to make it impossible for the government to take away our Second Amendment right. The Demo-Socialists seek to trash the Constitution, even more than it has been already. A book to read is The Dirty Dozen, which is about 12 Supreme Court decisions which have undermined the Constitution. One deals with Socialist Security, for example (available on amazon.com).


14 posted on 03/18/2009 3:03:04 PM PDT by pleikumud
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To: JrsyJack

today is wednesday..isn’t this conga line night at the WH??


15 posted on 03/18/2009 3:04:14 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (A democrat will break your leg, then hand you a crutch and take credit for your being able to walk.)
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To: flintsilver7

Captain Teleprompter and the Soldiers of Surrender


16 posted on 03/18/2009 3:05:40 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: flintsilver7
So, which is it?

I see a pattern.

There is a lot of "so which is it" thought going on toward this administration.

Smoke screens or just absolute incompetence?

17 posted on 03/18/2009 3:07:59 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: 2harddrive

His trial balloons are designed to get us all killed.

What a screw up!


18 posted on 03/18/2009 3:08:10 PM PDT by Carley (President Obama Dropped a MOAB on America)
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To: longtermmemmory
Captain Teleprompter and the Soldiers of Surrender

Lol. Okay, we need a pic to caption this with.
19 posted on 03/18/2009 3:08:39 PM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: EGPWS

yes...


20 posted on 03/18/2009 3:09:15 PM PDT by JrsyJack (ct)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Isn’t he on Leno or something? Big party was last night...the O’Bamas were a-wearing the green.


21 posted on 03/18/2009 3:11:00 PM PDT by JrsyJack (ct)
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To: flintsilver7

Let’s see. Some of the possibilities are:
1) It was a trial balloon that’s been shot down.
2) It’s internet hype.
3) Obama’s goofed (again).
4) More bad communication within the administration.
5) It’s time to shift the blame (again).
6) No one has any idea where it came from, just like the Dodd ammendment.
7) .....


22 posted on 03/18/2009 3:13:52 PM PDT by FourPeas (I am the pink flamingo on the great lawn of life.)
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To: pleikumud

My nearest Wal-Mart (in suburban Northern Virginia, no less) was sold out of most ammunition including .22LR.

Make of that what you will.


23 posted on 03/18/2009 3:19:09 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: FourPeas

Noboma counts on the American people being stupid. Actually just the ones who voted for him are stupid. That leaves a lot who aren’t.


24 posted on 03/18/2009 3:22:21 PM PDT by nobama08
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To: longtermmemmory

Priceless. I agree we need a caption for it.

Any Photoshop wizards around?


25 posted on 03/18/2009 3:24:06 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: CaliforniaCon
You might hear it on Rush or any other conservative radio show but not on TV news shows..There are things we see and talk about here that are very important but never see the light of day on TV..So that leaves it up to use and other conservative political sites..
26 posted on 03/18/2009 3:25:10 PM PDT by PLD
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To: JrsyJack
yes...

I'm afraid you have pegged it.

WASS.

27 posted on 03/18/2009 3:37:25 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: PLD

Re: “You might hear it on Rush or any other conservative radio show but not on TV news shows..There are things we see and talk about here that are very important but never see the light of day on TV..So that leaves it up to use and other conservative political sites..”

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I know.......pathetic, isn’t it?

Sunday night I was STUNNED to hear (maybe 60 Minutes or Dateline) about the successes in Iraq, post-surge. It was an amazing story about how much things have changed and how normal things are and women can dress as they wish and museums have reopened, et al. Yet not one word of thanks to the US and/or the GWB administration was mentioned, though I suspect the average Iraqi citizens ARE grateful.

Until MSM turns, and it might, against Obama — we will have to be satisfied with blips in conservative media. And we need to scream the info from the rooftops in an effort to inform others. I am making my friends and relatives nuts with this, but I don’t care; they need to know the truth.


28 posted on 03/18/2009 3:44:08 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: pleikumud

Re: “Everyone who is eligible should buy a gun and learn how to use it. If a person already owns a gun, he should buy another one, and extra ammunition.”

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Yep, I bought my first gun months ago — and need another —hey, need one for each hand, right?


29 posted on 03/18/2009 3:46:26 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: PLD

As we continue to shine the light of truth.....the roaches will continue to scatter.


30 posted on 03/18/2009 3:48:14 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: CaliforniaCon

*I am making my friends and relatives nuts with this, but I don’t care; they need to know the truth.*

Me too!I just wonder if most of them really think it is that important..I never hear a word about it or they say I don’t want to talk politics,so I shut up..I still send everything I have and ask them to pass it on..At least here I can get my frustrations out..and know people are reading what we find out..even the democrats..


31 posted on 03/18/2009 3:51:19 PM PDT by PLD
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

At least that is true..They scatter but come back and lay more eggs...and thousands of them come out and feed..


32 posted on 03/18/2009 3:54:29 PM PDT by PLD
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Yes, it’s conga line Wednesday.


33 posted on 03/18/2009 3:54:50 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: EGPWS

We are only screwed if we quit fighting...


34 posted on 03/18/2009 3:58:49 PM PDT by JrsyJack (ct)
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To: flintsilver7
"Government representatives acknowledged that the program needs additional funding to achieve these goals, and that they are actively seeking same."

"needs additional funding;"

That's how they will kill it....

"Gee, we couldn't find the money."

35 posted on 03/18/2009 4:11:11 PM PDT by MindBender26 (The Hellfire Missile is one of the wonderful ways God shows us he loves American Soldiers & Marines)
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To: flintsilver7

Transparently un-transparent, Barack. What a jerk.


36 posted on 03/18/2009 4:11:16 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: neverdem; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
Image and video hosting by TinyPic "I was against it before I was for it. When it came up for a vote in the Senate, during the Bush administration, I voted against it. Of course, I wasn't actually a Senator at the time, but I did respond to several online polls."

37 posted on 03/18/2009 4:38:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: CaliforniaCon

Roger that...


38 posted on 03/18/2009 5:27:35 PM PDT by JrsyJack (ct)
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To: flintsilver7

LOL


39 posted on 03/18/2009 5:38:03 PM PDT by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: MindBender26
That's how they will kill it.... "Gee, we couldn't find the money."

Bingo.

It's interesting the Wash Times hasn't commented on the govt response. I hope there are follow up editorials and articles coming soon in the Times.

40 posted on 03/18/2009 7:09:59 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: FourPeas
Let’s see. Some of the possibilities are:
1) It was a trial balloon that’s been shot down.
2) It’s internet hype.
3) Obama’s goofed (again).
4) More bad communication within the administration.
5) It’s time to shift the blame (again).
6) No one has any idea where it came from, just like the Dodd ammendment.
7) .....

Filled in......
7) Let me explain what really happened (Oboooombi -- spoken in clear, confident tone)

Lying POS Oboooombi!!!
.

41 posted on 03/18/2009 8:18:53 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: longtermmemmory
"Captain Teleprompter and the Soldiers of Surrender"

THIS one deserves a prize!!!

42 posted on 03/18/2009 8:30:52 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: randomhero97

>Lol. Okay, we need a pic to caption this with.

The cheese eating surrender monkey would be a good start. Not aiming the monkey at Obama, but as a soldier.


43 posted on 03/18/2009 8:41:33 PM PDT by Frank L
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To: flintsilver7

Somebody is lying. I’m not sure who.

Wash Times: http://tinyurl.com/c2hqgy
Fox News: http://tinyurl.com/cf5shd

The Wash Times editorial does not quote anyone. The Fox story does.

Smells fishy.


44 posted on 03/18/2009 9:50:38 PM PDT by upchuck (I'm glad I'm old. Thus I can remember when America was a decent, moral, God fearing country.)
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To: FourPeas
Is anyone keeping track of the trial balloons that have been floated and quickly reeled back in recently? Just look at the FR threads of this AM.

Are they trying to throw so much into the air all at once that there is no way all of it can be caught before it hits the ground, or are they truly that incompetent and flailing completely out of control? Maybe both? I am stumped.

On the other hand, every time something draconian/ridiculous hits the wires, it provides the kid with an opportunity to present himself as the voice of reason and pronounce the issue a nonstarter.

O.K. Make that maybe all three? Even more stumped.

45 posted on 03/19/2009 6:36:18 AM PDT by shoutingandpointing
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To: CodeToad

“They will say they are not killing it but they are defunding it.”

And yet another typical example of 0bama’s double-speak.


46 posted on 03/19/2009 6:54:54 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Christian and armed)
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