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All That For This: Flyover Photo Released (Pic)
wcbstv.com ^ | 5/8/2009 | Marcia Kramer

Posted on 05/08/2009 1:40:58 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies

President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation of an official who authorized the presidential aircraft flyover in lower Manhattan last month, CBS 2 has learned.

Louis Caldera, the director of the White House Military Office, handed in his resignation Friday. The news comes as Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the Air Force flyover that sparked a panic was not adequately reviewed and approved by senior service and department officials.

The flyover was arranged as part of a photo opportunity for White House records. The official photo was released along with Caldera's resignation and the official report on the flyover.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New Jersey; US: New York
KEYWORDS: af1; airforceone; bho44; bhoairforceone; flybye; scareforce1; terrforceone; usaf
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1 posted on 05/08/2009 1:40:58 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

unimpressed


2 posted on 05/08/2009 1:41:26 PM PDT by Pajama Blogger (Pajama Power)
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To: Pajama Blogger

Yep...and I ain’t buyin’ it!


3 posted on 05/08/2009 1:42:48 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

FReepers did a much better job with their photoshop skills.


4 posted on 05/08/2009 1:43:28 PM PDT by LucyJo ("Yep, son, we've met the enemy and he is us.")
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

And the city isn’t even in the background.


5 posted on 05/08/2009 1:43:36 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Passenger manifest please.....


6 posted on 05/08/2009 1:43:44 PM PDT by Finatic ("you see kids were so much wiser after the wars")
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To: windcliff; onedoug

ping


7 posted on 05/08/2009 1:44:03 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (The black man is keeping me down!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I’m more concerned about the INSIDE of the aircraft.

Particularly, the pics of Jay-Z and Ludicrus spraying Crystal all over the Multi-Function Displays of the cockpit.


8 posted on 05/08/2009 1:44:09 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

You have got to be kidding.

WHO WAS ON THE PLANE?


9 posted on 05/08/2009 1:44:25 PM PDT by Dacula (You are where you are by the choices you make)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I’m getting something about the symbolism of the office of the President overshadowing liberty.

Or something like that.


10 posted on 05/08/2009 1:44:42 PM PDT by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: Finatic
"Passenger manifest please...."

The Portugese Water Hound ate it.

11 posted on 05/08/2009 1:44:47 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

What upsets me is that, with all the b.s. about carbon footprints and global warming going from the Left, there’s no outcry about this blatant waste of fuel.

You know, the photo almost looks like AF1 is taking a dump on the Statue of Liberty which is probably not the symbolism Obama wanted but it more true thatn anyone cares to admit.

Now, if it had been stages so AF1 was taking a dump on Wall Street, that would have been even more perfect.


12 posted on 05/08/2009 1:45:09 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (YES WE CAN have a Depression.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Coverup for a bioweapon dispersal test run appears to be
much more likely given that stupid photo.


13 posted on 05/08/2009 1:45:26 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

You can’t really even see the Statue of Liberty in that photo. Someone’s pulling our leg.


14 posted on 05/08/2009 1:45:39 PM PDT by weef
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To: Finatic
Passenger manifest please.....

That is what the public and Congress should be demanding.

Who was aboard AF (2)?

I'd bet is was 'special friends/relatives' of The O or Mrs. O.
15 posted on 05/08/2009 1:45:50 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

So why then did the plane buzz NYC if this was the picture they were going for? (A picture which sucks BTW)


16 posted on 05/08/2009 1:47:05 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Finatic

I agree with the manifest request. I think this was a Demo fund raiser or something....


17 posted on 05/08/2009 1:47:17 PM PDT by llevrok (A feral conservative in my own land.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Yuck!


18 posted on 05/08/2009 1:47:31 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (Earth: It's not your mother, it's just a big rock.)
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To: TomGuy

Not to nit-pick, but AF2 is the Veeps plane when he is on board.


19 posted on 05/08/2009 1:47:33 PM PDT by BlueNgold (... Feed the tree!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I repeat, I WANT my money back!


20 posted on 05/08/2009 1:48:20 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I didn’t buy their story before I saw this crappy picture...I sure ain’t buying it now.


21 posted on 05/08/2009 1:48:36 PM PDT by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

For the vast number of people that are being thrown under that bus, Nobama better equip the bus with they kinds of wheels and tires that are on the Monster Trucks that tour the country putting on great shows.

The pile of bodies currently there, and apparently will grow in the future, the ground clearance of that “bus” better get jacked up even higher.


22 posted on 05/08/2009 1:50:32 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: socal_parrot

That’s exactly what I see, too.


23 posted on 05/08/2009 1:51:11 PM PDT by Darth Tokarev (Liberalism: Using intellectualism to justify moral cowardice.)
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To: BlueNgold

FoxNews guy said this one is AF2 (2nd plane designated for the Prez) and was so designated because TOTUS was not on board this flight, thusly, not identified as AF1.


24 posted on 05/08/2009 1:51:45 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: weef
Someone’s pulling our leg.

Someone needs to photoshop a similar photo to show Zero how easily and cheaper it could have been done.
25 posted on 05/08/2009 1:52:56 PM PDT by plsvn
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Who took the photo? I heard a report that said the accompanying aircraft (F-16?) were one-seaters, not the typical pilot/gunner escorts.

Someone correct any above errors.

26 posted on 05/08/2009 1:53:31 PM PDT by infidel29 (BARACkarl OBAmarx)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Can we zoom in close enough to read the tail number? Is it that same “backup” plane that is supposed to have been there?

Anyway, based on the pictures from the ground at about the time the plane was in position for this picture, the only other plane in the area, a Red Tail fighter jet, was not in a position to have taken this picture.

Start the archive searches. This picture is from a different day.


27 posted on 05/08/2009 1:53:51 PM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Will the msm ever get tired of being lied to?


28 posted on 05/08/2009 1:54:15 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
A picture with perfect symmetry taken from a one-seater fighter jet?

I don't think so.

29 posted on 05/08/2009 1:55:05 PM PDT by tractorman
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To: TomGuy

It’s nether AF1 nor AF2 if the TOTUS is not aboard. Something like special mission 123 or something sans TOTUS


30 posted on 05/08/2009 1:55:07 PM PDT by llevrok (A feral conservative in my own land.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

If this is the real deal, they need a better photographer because this picture is not very good, but then they did take it from an F-16. What a waste of tax dollar money.

Where is the manifest for who was on board because this picture is not worth $300,000+. Also would love to know who needed a training flight to NYC since ZERO and his buffoon VP continually are on the move using these planes and the crews would have to be up to date.


31 posted on 05/08/2009 1:55:38 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010!)
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To: Tatze

The photo file has all that informantion embedded in (were it a digital photo).


32 posted on 05/08/2009 1:56:22 PM PDT by llevrok (A feral conservative in my own land.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Caldera approved the picture, but who proposed it? Also, I thought that they said that it was a photo op for campaign use, now it was just for a record?

Unh, uh, I’m not buying it. Whoever proposed this is just too big to be thrown under the bus.


33 posted on 05/08/2009 1:57:15 PM PDT by Eva (union motto - Aim for mediocrity, it's only fair.)
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To: PhiKapMom

Yep...this was “pay to play” and I want to know who paid.


34 posted on 05/08/2009 1:58:02 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: Eva

My guess Rahm Emmanuel or Mrs. ZERO!


35 posted on 05/08/2009 1:58:08 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Better question, asked by many here and elsewhere: who was aboard?


36 posted on 05/08/2009 1:58:31 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

So we’re supposed to accept this one crummy picture and then get on with our lives?


37 posted on 05/08/2009 1:59:46 PM PDT by azishot (I just joined the NRA.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
This needs to be enlarged, better detail.

This is tail number 28000. The other plane is tail number 29000. It was specifically stated the plane in question was the backup plane. Is the backup plane 28000 or 29000, and was a specific tail number ever mentioned for the plane in question?

38 posted on 05/08/2009 2:00:04 PM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I get it.

zero wanted a photo to show his plane sh*tting on the Statue of Liberty.


39 posted on 05/08/2009 2:00:44 PM PDT by zeebee
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

someone checking to see that the shadows from the statue of Liberty are correct.


40 posted on 05/08/2009 2:01:00 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
The $380,000 Obamination and mockery of the phony Global Warming Hoax, terrorist buzzing of the NY Financial District that sent thousands running into the streets screaming, low quality that is so bad a 5 minute photoshop would be far, far better....PHOTO!

The official crappy Obama Air Force One photo (just dreadful):

A photoshop that is vastly superior on every level!


41 posted on 05/08/2009 2:03:01 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Chains you can believe in.)
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To: socal_parrot
I’m getting something about the symbolism of the office of the President overshadowing liberty.

Speaking of the office of the President overshadowing liberty, I heard on WABC radio this afternoon that the steps to the crown on Lady Liberty were going to re-open to the public on July 4. They were closed shortly after 9/11/01. This is considered to be a major "reversal of the policy of the Bush administration".

They then aired a soundbite of NY Rep Anthony Weiner saying something to the effect that who better to be the first person to climb those stairs and represent liberty than Present Uhbama. I wanted to puke.

42 posted on 05/08/2009 2:03:33 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Carley
"Will the msm ever get tired of being lied to?"

Apparently never.

IMO, they simply don't care if it is a lie as long as the lying is being done by a fellow socialist democrat.

43 posted on 05/08/2009 2:04:06 PM PDT by Designer (We are SO scrood!)
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To: Tatze

It is strange that there are shadows on the aircraft, yet none on Liberty Island?


44 posted on 05/08/2009 2:05:09 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Are they implying that they did all of this for 1 picture? Now that is one expensive picture.

They really do think that we (the country)are as dumb as it appears by the vote in November. Well maybe most of us are. LOL


45 posted on 05/08/2009 2:05:17 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: SonOfDarkSkies; devolve; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; MeekOneGOP; dixiechick2000
That's a disgraceful picture to have cost what it did. Too dark to even see the Statue of Liberty!

 


46 posted on 05/08/2009 2:05:20 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: stylecouncilor

Though not even a 400.


47 posted on 05/08/2009 2:05:23 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: UB355

I would think there would be a shadow of the plane on the ground. There is a shadow of the statue and of that boat in the water.


48 posted on 05/08/2009 2:06:02 PM PDT by eCSMaster
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To: Tatze
Ok.. I use to work with USAF Photographers for over 22 years

That has to be one the WORSE Aeriel photo I have ever seen. It looks like the shot was from one of the F-16 chase planes by the reflection in the upper right-hand corner. The camera was improperly set.. the exposure sucks. At the very least.. its in focus.

There are more shots.. I would at least like the FULL disclosure.

49 posted on 05/08/2009 2:06:34 PM PDT by Kitanis
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To: TomGuy

The call signs “Air Force One” and “Air Force Two” only apply when the President or Vice President is embarked.

If neither the President or Vice President is on board then the call sign is “Special Mission XXXX” where XXXX is the tail number.


50 posted on 05/08/2009 2:06:51 PM PDT by Natty Bumppo@frontier.net (We are the dangerous ones, who stand between all we love and a more dangerous world.)
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