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Biden's Leno Stop Clogs LAX; Passengers Furious
The Wrap ^ | 07/10/2010 | The Wrap

Posted on 07/11/2010 5:05:15 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour

Vice President Joe Biden held up airplane traffic for hours on Friday night at Los Angeles International Airport after an appearance on Jay Leno ‘s ‘Tonight Show,’ leaving restless passengers fuming.

A spokesman for the vice president said he was unaware of the FAA temporary flight restriction that stopped flights coming in, and delayed those going out.

“I know we didn’t ask for anything,” Biden’s spokesman James Carney told TheWrap. “There was no sign of any stoppage. And there shouldn’t have been one.”

Oh, but there was. Passengers were stuck for anywhere from 45 minutes to four hours as a result (including this writer), leaving many of them fuming. In one LAX terminal, flights on Horizon, Alaska and Virgin Air had three-hour delays.

“I sincerely hope that the vice president was oblivious to the number of lives he inconvenienced by deciding to land at LAX and his attempted humor on the Tonight Show,” said Will Roos, the owner of an environmental company GreenUp who was on his way back from a business trip in Sun Valley.

He added: “Just on our small propeller plane it resulted in half the passengers missing their flight, everyone missing their checked luggage, and more than four hours of delay for those lucky enough to make it on the plane."

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: biden; bidenbrain; biteme; braking; democrats; faa; fail; joebiden; lax; leno; smartasspassengers; theobamashow; tonightshow; youpayforthis
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1 posted on 07/11/2010 5:05:20 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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Quit complaining “Little People”! Your Vice Master is here to help you! Sheesh!!


2 posted on 07/11/2010 5:09:26 PM PDT by TaMoDee
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Send a claim to the white house for lost time take him to small claims court


3 posted on 07/11/2010 5:10:28 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Can you imagine any other vice president in our history going on a night time entertainment talk show to yuk it up about sexy Russian spies? Someone Ping me when the grown-ups are back in charge, will ya?
4 posted on 07/11/2010 5:11:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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Vice Pres__ent ‘Biteme’ strikes again.


5 posted on 07/11/2010 5:11:53 PM PDT by skeptoid
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......like a dark cloud, the Biden legacy continues, screw up after screw up


6 posted on 07/11/2010 5:12:08 PM PDT by Doogle (IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN....PLEASE donate, because it's the RIGHT thing to do)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

I say ** to that ... his staff knows all about TFR’s - does the VP live in a vacuum? Apparently he does; he doesn’t know that the POUTUS (yes, POUT-US)and the VP have moving TFR’s where ever they go?....Clinton did the same thing when he landed at LAX for a haircut - held up flights ....(didn’t he?)


7 posted on 07/11/2010 5:12:40 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A Kangaroo Is Loose In The Top Paddock)
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Suck it up, Mexifornia. A majority of you voted for Obowma & BiteMe, so deal with the consequences of your “Orgasm The Vote!”


8 posted on 07/11/2010 5:14:51 PM PDT by kromike
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

“A spokesman for the vice president said he was unaware of ...”

Just about ANY SITUATION could be used at the end of the sentence.

The only person who seems to know less about White House Policy and Security is obama.


9 posted on 07/11/2010 5:16:40 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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Talk about a clueless VP, or is he just arrogant.


10 posted on 07/11/2010 5:17:00 PM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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11 posted on 07/11/2010 5:18:03 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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Leno is an idiot having that fool on his show.


12 posted on 07/11/2010 5:18:08 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Communism has arrived in Washington)
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Stop whining. It’s your patriotic duty to wait humbly on the tarmac while His Royal Idiot appears on Leno. (Was he one of those folks Leno asks about American history and current events?)


13 posted on 07/11/2010 5:18:39 PM PDT by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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The Vice-moron could have landed at Van Nuys Airport. Closer to the studio, less passenger traffic.


14 posted on 07/11/2010 5:19:55 PM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
A spokesman for the vice president said he was unaware of the FAA temporary flight restriction that stopped flights coming in, and delayed those going out.

“I know we didn’t ask for anything,” Biden’s spokesman James Carney told TheWrap. “There was no sign of any stoppage. And there shouldn’t have been one.”

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OMG! Is this guy really that stupid or does he think the rest of us are?

15 posted on 07/11/2010 5:20:27 PM PDT by tsmith130
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I’ll guess “Bite Me Biden” has now become an immortalized phrase amongst air travelers


16 posted on 07/11/2010 5:21:16 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
“There was no sign of any stoppage. And there shouldn’t have been one.”


17 posted on 07/11/2010 5:24:56 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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Maybe he had some new plugs inserted on the tarmac.


18 posted on 07/11/2010 5:26:48 PM PDT by steveo (2010 never again)
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To: SkyDancer

I can remember when that clown would screw up traffic on the 405 fwy when he would decide to travel to west LA during evening rush hour.


19 posted on 07/11/2010 5:26:58 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: rbosque

Or, he could have landed at a smaller commercial airport, namely, Burbank / Glendale / Pasadena, known years ago as Hollywood/Burbank Airport.


20 posted on 07/11/2010 5:27:15 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The rallying cry of American patriots.....REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

This administration has great priorities, eh?


21 posted on 07/11/2010 5:29:43 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: al baby

Vote against that son of a bitch and that other son of a bitch and all the sons of bitches running for office as democrats.


22 posted on 07/11/2010 5:32:04 PM PDT by mathurine
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Why didn’t the jerk land at Burbank? It’s a lot closer to Leno’s studio. Never mind, I forgot, it’s hard work flying across the country on our dime just so you can say the spy swap should have included Rush.
And he didn’t know the airspace was restricted where he goes???????? ANOTHER LIE FROM THE COMMIES!!!!!!!


23 posted on 07/11/2010 5:32:34 PM PDT by taillightchaser (When a democrat says "The American people" you know the next words out of his mouth will be lies.)
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To: bmwcyle
King Obama believed that the office of Vice-President functioned in the same manner as the Fool of the Royal Court. It explains the Biden situation so well.
24 posted on 07/11/2010 5:32:50 PM PDT by madinmadtown
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To: madinmadtown

Maybe he had to get a haircut on the tarmac (highly recommended by clintoon).


25 posted on 07/11/2010 5:35:48 PM PDT by hal ogen
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To: madinmadtown
He had to get someone that is his intellectual equal.
26 posted on 07/11/2010 5:36:53 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Communism has arrived in Washington)
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To: bmwcyle
"the owner of an environmental company GreenUp"

Not known but maybe a green weenie got inconvenienced.

27 posted on 07/11/2010 5:37:35 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Impeach Obama)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Bet the wimp doesn’t care one bit.


28 posted on 07/11/2010 5:39:57 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: al baby

that sounds like a deal....will make great reading as the lefty-judges toss the case....go for it.


29 posted on 07/11/2010 5:44:24 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Obama did same thing in Vegas. They do not care about us small people.
30 posted on 07/11/2010 5:44:44 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

It’s now officially Bob Hope Airport. But, yeah, Burbank would have been a better choice! I’m sure the Dems never care how much they inconvenience people.


31 posted on 07/11/2010 5:45:01 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

To Biden, it wasn’t a big effing deal.


32 posted on 07/11/2010 5:45:11 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Happened to me in Chicago - the Friday afternoon prior to Memorial Day. Air Force One landed at O’Hare, the Zero had to leave by helicopter, so it shut down the airport for about an hour - we sat on the tarmac for the entire time, just missing being able to take off. Passengers sitting next to me missed their connection to London - they weren’t big Obama fans that day.

Close a runway - don’t need the entire airspace around the city.


33 posted on 07/11/2010 5:45:19 PM PDT by utford
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the little people just don’t understand how much more important the ruling class’s time is. shame on them./s


34 posted on 07/11/2010 5:45:52 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: tsmith130
A spokesman for the vice president said he was unaware of the FAA temporary flight restriction that stopped flights coming in, and delayed those going out.

Slow Joe likely IS blissfully unaware of any restrictions. I doubt he can even spell T-F-R. But that's not the point. I wouldn't expect him to sweat that stuff, his STAFF should and he is responsible for the competence of his staff. So the screw up ultimately does belong to him.

35 posted on 07/11/2010 5:48:39 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Obama suffers from decision-deficit disorder." Oliver North 6/25/10)
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said Will Roos, the owner of an environmental company GreenUp who was on his way back from a business trip in Sun Valley.

Cry me a F*&^ing river you elitist moron. You voted for him...
36 posted on 07/11/2010 5:55:33 PM PDT by F. dAnconia (We say: "It is, therefore, I want it. They say: "I want it, therefore it is")
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We perceive them as intellectual equals. I am sure that Obama holds himself in much higher esteem that he views Biden. He knows Biden is a fool. Biden is just the gift who just keeps on giving for Obama. He never seems to miss an opportunity prove his stupidity.
37 posted on 07/11/2010 5:56:57 PM PDT by madinmadtown
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...said Will Roos, the owner of an environmental company GreenUp who was on his way back from a business trip in Sun Valley.

He added: "Just on our small propeller plane it resulted in half the passengers missing their flight, everyone missing their checked luggage, and more than four hours of delay for those lucky enough to make it on the plane."

Anybody see a problem with this? All these enviroassholes are upset because their flights were disrupted and their connecting flights were missed.

F-- them. They should have to take a bicycle or walk to wherever they're traveling. Why are they wasting all that carbon flying? They shouldn't be anywhere near an airport to be inconvenienced in the first place.

And they're all going to still vote Democrat. F--- them. Do it again, Biden.

38 posted on 07/11/2010 5:59:28 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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Maybe they gave him Biden just to make BO look better. I think BO’s an idiot, on so many levels, clearly a product of affirmative action, no matter what the leftists say about his imaginary “intellect.”


39 posted on 07/11/2010 6:00:52 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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Vice President Joe Biden held up airplane traffic for hours on Friday night at Los Angeles International Airport after an appearance on Jay Leno ‘s ‘Tonight Show,’ leaving restless passengers fuming.

LAX? If Biden was going to NBC why didn't the jackass fly into Bob Hope?

40 posted on 07/11/2010 6:10:09 PM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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Question: how come the Vice President didn’t use Edwards AFB or the former March AFB to land the VC-32A and then helicopter into Los Angeles? I do know that many times when Air Force One visits the San Francisco Bay Area they often use Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, CA mostly because 1) it has a long enough runway and 2) it won’t interfere with operations at San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose International Airports.


41 posted on 07/11/2010 6:12:02 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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joe jerk


42 posted on 07/11/2010 6:12:53 PM PDT by FrankR ( If we don't stand up to tyranny, the tyrants win, and we're enslaved.)
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To: madinmadtown

The sad fact is, Biden was chosen to give the Administration foreign policy gravitas. I am not joking. That is what all the media etc reported way back when.


43 posted on 07/11/2010 6:15:09 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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Crap that what happen, I had a connecting flight at LAX Fri at 5:30 pm...we were held up about 30 min


44 posted on 07/11/2010 6:16:37 PM PDT by tophat9000 (.............................. BP + BO = BS ...........................Formula for a disaster...)
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To: SkyDancer

They all know, and they don’t care, they just send assistants out there to calm the great unwashed when they are thrown asunder. When the Princess Pelosi, Viceroy Reid, Royal Bitem VP and the Great and Powerful Wizzard of BOZ all deem to travel amongst the masses we must genuflect.


45 posted on 07/11/2010 6:16:53 PM PDT by Shady (No more LAWS based on LIES!!!!)
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A good friend of the family was caught in this shut down and missed a flight to Australia. As a result he had to stay over night in LA and take the next flight out, which was not until the next day. Not a happy camper.


46 posted on 07/11/2010 6:19:13 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

That too!


47 posted on 07/11/2010 6:19:25 PM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: Shady

I thought it was a lame answer by VP Bite-Me ... he inconvenienced a lot of people who will remember his party this November ...I’ve got my over seas mail-in ballot request already in ....


48 posted on 07/11/2010 6:19:28 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("I Am Molly Norris")
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To: taillightchaser

He wanted to wide in his wong motewcade thwough the stweets of LA!!!! Makes him fweel wike a stwar!


49 posted on 07/11/2010 6:20:03 PM PDT by Shady (No more LAWS based on LIES!!!!)
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Oh, I didn’t know Bwarny Fwrank was with him.


50 posted on 07/11/2010 6:26:16 PM PDT by taillightchaser (When a democrat says "The American people" you know the next words out of his mouth will be lies.)
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