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Balloon boy says "We did it for a show."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI6UONWCq7A ^

Posted on 10/15/2009 7:38:22 PM PDT by Hilda

He just said to his parents on Wolf Blitzer “You guys said we did it for a show.” Wolf didn’t seem to notice. Video at the link.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: balloon; balloonboy; falconheene; hoax
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1 posted on 10/15/2009 7:38:23 PM PDT by Hilda
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To: Hilda

I bet there will be a BIG bill for all the rescue costs!!


2 posted on 10/15/2009 7:40:01 PM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Hilda

It’s obvious this entire thing was a publicity stunt


3 posted on 10/15/2009 7:41:25 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Hilda

gotta love the Youtube for this one.

What a hoax. Hungry for fame? uh huh


4 posted on 10/15/2009 7:41:52 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Hilda

OK folks. We have officially entered the silly season.


5 posted on 10/15/2009 7:45:45 PM PDT by Ronin (Nemo me impune lacesset)
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To: Hilda
Wolf didn’t seem to notice.

Wolf Blitzer is to journalism what Michael Vick is to protecting helpless dogs.

6 posted on 10/15/2009 7:45:54 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Kenya tell me where Obama was born?)
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To: Hilda

I’m sorry but I get the impression the entire family are “attention ho’s”


7 posted on 10/15/2009 7:46:38 PM PDT by Dov in Houston (The word Amnesty invokes a passion in me. Illegal immigrants are criminals. Supporters Aid & Abet)
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To: stubernx98

.... hell, dad will probably win the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.


8 posted on 10/15/2009 7:47:17 PM PDT by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: Hilda
Wolf didn’t seem to notice

Just like on Jeopardy. :o)

9 posted on 10/15/2009 7:47:56 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Publicity for what?

I don’t get it. How do the parents profit from making their kids pretend to be on a weather balloon?


10 posted on 10/15/2009 7:48:12 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Hilda

I actually said a prayer for what I thought was a poor, little frightened boy up floating away in that balloon. Shame on these cons for involving their kids and the whole country in their little publicity stunt! They should be billed for the trouble they caused.


11 posted on 10/15/2009 7:49:04 PM PDT by boatbums (Pro-woman, pro-child, pro-life!)
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To: Hilda

Obama and the kid and the rescuers will meet at the White House for some grape soda


12 posted on 10/15/2009 7:49:12 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;))
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To: mamelukesabre

He is an amateur scientist, he sends videos to CNN all the time chasing tornadoes and such. He probably wanted publicity for his stupid balloon which looked like a bowl of jiffy pop. Going on Wife Swap, TWICE. Media whores from what it looks like. If this wasn’t a stunt, how come the kid said that. Kids that age can’t keep a story straight when told to lie


13 posted on 10/15/2009 7:50:08 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

Lol Someone brought it to Wolf’s attention and he mentioned it at the end of the show. The dad got very defensive. That convinced me it was a scam.


14 posted on 10/15/2009 7:50:39 PM PDT by bria
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To: boatbums

I was praying all afternoon...all I kept thinking of was this poor boy racing through space scared out of his mind.


15 posted on 10/15/2009 7:51:01 PM PDT by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Hilda

time for an ass-kicking contest and the dad can furnish the ass


16 posted on 10/15/2009 7:52:14 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: boatbums

So did many of us pray for the boy.

I have done hoaxes in the past, but have been careful not to do anything that would cause people to pray based on false pretenses. That would be really bad.


17 posted on 10/15/2009 7:52:39 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: mamelukesabre
I don’t get it. How do the parents profit from making their kids pretend to be on a weather balloon?

Book deals, movie deals, attention for their new invention...numerous ways.

18 posted on 10/15/2009 7:53:16 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (http://koreanforniancooking.blogspot.com/)
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To: Hilda

Wolf is dumber than that guy who kisses Conan’s ass.


19 posted on 10/15/2009 7:53:30 PM PDT by clintonh8r
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To: al baby
some grape soda

Racist. Should be root beer.

20 posted on 10/15/2009 7:54:10 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: steve86

Strawberry NeHi....


21 posted on 10/15/2009 7:54:48 PM PDT by clintonh8r
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To: Hilda
Who'ud thunk ?

22 posted on 10/15/2009 7:54:54 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Hilda
BALLOON BOY BACKLASH!

Film at 11; YouTube and Twitter updates as necessary.

23 posted on 10/15/2009 7:54:59 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.thealaskafundtrust.com/ http://www.sarahpac.com)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Wolf Blitzer is to journalism what crap is to a diaper


24 posted on 10/15/2009 7:56:01 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;))
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I thought Chef boy r dee lost his hat


25 posted on 10/15/2009 7:56:51 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;))
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To: al baby

LOL LOL


26 posted on 10/15/2009 7:57:58 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Lazamataz
Just opened a box of cracker jacks, and Lo! a nobel peace prize.

Shazaam.

27 posted on 10/15/2009 7:58:51 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a Momma Deuce)
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To: al baby

I was trying to come up with a suitable analogy. Yours was way better. :)


28 posted on 10/15/2009 7:59:29 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Kenya tell me where Obama was born?)
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To: bria

Wolf is just further proof of what kinds of morons CNN employs. The kid admits it was all a scam and Wolf just sits there with that “I’m a dumb ass” look on his face


29 posted on 10/15/2009 7:59:37 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Hilda; WestCoastGal; SouthTexas; NormsRevenge; glock rocks

How many lives were risked in tracking this farce???


30 posted on 10/15/2009 7:59:55 PM PDT by tubebender (Santa Claus is always jolly cause he knows where all the bad girls live...)
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To: stubernx98

If someone did some jail time for this kind of crap the silly season would come to a screeching halt.


31 posted on 10/15/2009 8:01:24 PM PDT by kempster
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To: going hot
Just opened a box of cracker jacks, and Lo! a nobel peace prize.

What a coincidence! Me, too!

32 posted on 10/15/2009 8:02:26 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Kenya tell me where Obama was born?)
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To: mamelukesabre

They were on that idiotic Wife Swap reality show a few months back. I think they just couldn’t let their 15 minutes of fame go.

Daddy gives out bad vibes.


33 posted on 10/15/2009 8:02:55 PM PDT by cydcharisse
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To: steve86

Does anybody else think the dad looks like a younger Rod Blagojevich? He’d do anything for press attention, too.


34 posted on 10/15/2009 8:04:17 PM PDT by boatbums (Pro-woman, pro-child, pro-life!)
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To: boatbums

Yeah, I’ve got a relative like him too. Can’t stand the guy.


35 posted on 10/15/2009 8:05:24 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: cydcharisse

wife swap reality show??

What is that? skinemax?


36 posted on 10/15/2009 8:06:34 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Hmph, I see they will hand these out to just about anybody!


37 posted on 10/15/2009 8:06:46 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a Momma Deuce)
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To: Hilda; happydogx2; SouthTexas; glock rocks

Wasn’t Blister with Bernard Shaw in the hotel room in Baghdad the night the bombing started and they were broadcasting live. I think the cameraman was the only one not under the bed crying like a baby...


38 posted on 10/15/2009 8:07:20 PM PDT by tubebender (Santa Claus is always jolly cause he knows where all the bad girls live...)
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To: bria

people could have been hurt “trying to rescue his kid”. if this was a hoax shame on them, and any money they make off of this for a criminal action (hoax) should be paid in restitution to the emergency personnel that responded.


39 posted on 10/15/2009 8:07:20 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: Hilda

Neither of the parents made a coherent statement. Sounds like they knew what was going on. I hope they have to pay the costs of this. I prayed so hard for that little kid!


40 posted on 10/15/2009 8:07:31 PM PDT by notaliberal (Right-wing extremist)
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To: Hilda
                                  Epic Fail!
 
 

41 posted on 10/15/2009 8:07:40 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Nope. ABC prime time.


42 posted on 10/15/2009 8:08:23 PM PDT by cydcharisse
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To: al baby

Al Capones vault? wasn’t that a couple hours of crap on tv and cnn had this vid on for a couple hours?


43 posted on 10/15/2009 8:08:56 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: Hilda

These parents are just plain sick and twisted. Wonder how soon before this guy will run for Congress, he would fit in that place perfectly? Those two older boys could NOT hide in their faces that daddy and mommy L I E!!!!!

Yes, I am repulsed and could not bare to watch the TUBE to hear the ‘death’ reports that had to be coming since the child was NOT in the balloon when it landed.


44 posted on 10/15/2009 8:09:23 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Hilda

I kinda smelled a media whore here early on.

1.) Parents allegedly called a local TV station to report the incident rather than 911 or police

2.) The whole story broke and was resolved in time for east coast prime time news

3.) The couple have previously appeared on ‘Swapping Wives’ indicating they like being in the limelight

4.) The math just doesn’t work on that helium balloon being able to lift that much weight.


45 posted on 10/15/2009 8:10:23 PM PDT by caper gal 1 (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; going hot
You both EARNED your Nobel Peace Prizes!

Moreso than Obama did.

46 posted on 10/15/2009 8:10:57 PM PDT by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: kempster
What is the psycodynamics of a 6 year old kid thinking, "How can I get higher ratings for the Wife Swap show? What would create a sudden great interest of the public at large to get better ratings?"

These children did not think in those terms. They were told to do this,....except the part of repeating what their father said in their presence, "We will let the spaceship loose, already filled with helium, claim our six year old child is in it, manipulate every media outlet in the country, so we can get ratings up for the show. We'll do it for the show".

That is the process a six year old kid would have to go through in his mind to come up with his explaination...."We did it for the show."

47 posted on 10/15/2009 8:11:05 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: Just mythoughts

That’s what was breaking my heart. Thinking that kid had fallen a few hundred feet after lifting off.

In a moment of sanity, I was trying to use my science background and guess the volume of the helium in that thing to determine if it was enough to carry a 6 year-old kid.

But I really did think that it took off and he and the “box” fell to the ground.


48 posted on 10/15/2009 8:12:22 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: Lazamataz

Maybe my next box of Crackerjack will have a birth certificate in it, showing that I was born in Hawaii.


49 posted on 10/15/2009 8:13:14 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Kenya tell me where Obama was born?)
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The new “Science and Tech Czars” or the new “Fight the Smears” (truth) Czar.

Maybe Barack will invite them for some koolaid in the White HOuse?


50 posted on 10/15/2009 8:14:31 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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