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Bird Strike Cripples Joe Biden Plane in California
abc ^ | 4-20-12

Posted on 04/20/2012 2:21:19 PM PDT by doug from upland

Air Force Two, a modified Boeing 757 government airplane carrying Vice President Joe Biden, struck birds Thursday night as it was landing at Santa Barbara Airport in California, an administration official told ABC News.

The plane touched down safely without further incident, allowing Biden to continue on his itinerary, officials said. Biden was

The bird strike damaged the official plane making it unable to return to Washington, DC. It’s engines were later seen under inspection by mechanics on the airport tarmac.

“The Vice President left Santa Barbara this afternoon as scheduled, aboard an alternate U.S. Air Force aircraft,” the official said.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: airforcetwo; biden; hairplugs; patrioticbirds

1 posted on 04/20/2012 2:21:25 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

Wish I could do Photoshop.

I’d make up the ‘Red’ Angry Bird crashing into his plane. lol


2 posted on 04/20/2012 2:25:36 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: doug from upland

Obviously, the dumbest birdbrain survived...


3 posted on 04/20/2012 2:26:09 PM PDT by Errant
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To: KoRn

4 posted on 04/20/2012 2:27:10 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: doug from upland

This would have been very bad.

Who could possibly replace Biden?


5 posted on 04/20/2012 2:28:03 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1186 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: doug from upland

6 posted on 04/20/2012 2:30:15 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: doug from upland

Yep, bird hari-kari to protest windmill green initiatives.


7 posted on 04/20/2012 2:30:21 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: null and void

uh, I don’t know, what’s PeeWee Herman doing these days?


8 posted on 04/20/2012 2:30:59 PM PDT by brivette
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To: doug from upland
just d@mn bump..$HRILLary/Pelosi as Veep....Scary thought. :-P

9 posted on 04/20/2012 2:32:47 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (the DNC/RNC = D.C. Establishment...Brazilian saying: $AME OLD $H!T, W!TH D!FFERENT FL!E$. :^)
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To: doug from upland

Even the birds are on our side. They must hate Obama/Biden ticket, too.

Wonder what quip Biden had to express...I’m sitting on the edge of my chair because I know he will say something profound - Biden style.


10 posted on 04/20/2012 2:33:40 PM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah...OBAMA SUCKS!)
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" When seagull droppings landed on my head at a campaign event at Bowers Beach two days before Election Day, I chose to read it as a sign of a coming success."

~Joe Biden




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11 posted on 04/20/2012 2:35:02 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: null and void
Biden is the brains of the operation. It would have been a devastatingly blow to this administration.
12 posted on 04/20/2012 2:35:45 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: null and void
Biden is the brains of the operation. It would have been a devastatingly blow to this administration.
13 posted on 04/20/2012 2:35:54 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: PGR88

Two guys on the side: “Biden, what a joke...bwawawawaw...”


14 posted on 04/20/2012 2:36:12 PM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject. Oh yeah...OBAMA SUCKS!)
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To: doug from upland

I always thought that Joe Biden waa “For the Birds”.


15 posted on 04/20/2012 2:37:06 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: doug from upland

Um, ate crow? sd


16 posted on 04/20/2012 2:37:54 PM PDT by shotdog (I love my country. It's our government I'm afraid of.)
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To: doug from upland

well everybody’s heard, about the bird! bird bird bird, the bird is the word! bird bird bird, the bird is the word! well everybody’s heard, about the bird! bird bird bird, the bird is the word! everybody’s heard, about the bird! bird bird bird, the bird is the word!


17 posted on 04/20/2012 2:38:20 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: doug from upland

The flock that Fluked Biden was identified: 7 Spotted Owl, 3 California condor, and a pure bred Delta Smelt.

The Smelt was dropped from the owl’s talons just before the Owl hit the fan.


18 posted on 04/20/2012 2:39:43 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: doug from upland

A Hillary plot?
1st Joe the drunk, then the quota boy.


19 posted on 04/20/2012 2:41:50 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: null and void
Emo Philips is my first guess.


20 posted on 04/20/2012 2:43:31 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: brivette

Do we *really* want to know?


21 posted on 04/20/2012 2:44:11 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: doug from upland

Why did the Birds strike? I thought this administration had the unions in their pocket..


22 posted on 04/20/2012 2:44:24 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: doug from upland

Flash Roasted and Tenderized in one step! Now if they can just figure out how to get it to land on the plate . . .


23 posted on 04/20/2012 2:50:14 PM PDT by Petruchio (I Think . . . Therefor I FReep.)
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To: doug from upland

Outrageous! Biden should be flogged for killing that bird.


24 posted on 04/20/2012 2:59:57 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: dfwgator
“Harold, fly up, let the people see you.” “Oh, God love ya,.... What am I talking about?”
25 posted on 04/20/2012 3:02:21 PM PDT by Autonomous User ( As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.)
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To: doug from upland

Thank the Lord, because sometimes birds do get hurt.


26 posted on 04/20/2012 3:07:32 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: doug from upland

Word is Plugs was on his way to Road Island (his spelling) not Washington. Further, one would think those feather heads would give the Dumb Turkey a free pass, if for no other reason than on the grounds of professional courtesy.

27 posted on 04/20/2012 3:23:08 PM PDT by Zakeet (Democrat idea of a balanced budget ... one-half smoke and one-half mirrors)
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To: null and void

Obama would probably pick Van Jones, Hillary Clinton or Pelosi


28 posted on 04/20/2012 3:40:50 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: doug from upland

That old dinosaur should fly on more modern, non-unionized airlines....

29 posted on 04/20/2012 4:19:12 PM PDT by mikrofon (Hair Farce Too)
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To: reg45

Birds of a feather flock together. Were these turkeys?


30 posted on 04/20/2012 4:42:10 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: doug from upland

Oh, man, this is hugh and series. I hope not too many birds were hurt.


31 posted on 04/20/2012 5:31:00 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: Texas Songwriter

My headline: “Birds attempt to take out Bird-brain.”

It writes itself.


32 posted on 04/20/2012 5:48:02 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: doug from upland

Was Senator Robert Byrd aboard?


33 posted on 04/20/2012 5:54:40 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: doug from upland

Did Joe Plugs make it to the Fundraiser in time? That is all that matters to the Obama folks. We are lucky as a nation that the plane did not go down or we would would have Hillary to replace Plugs.


34 posted on 04/20/2012 8:05:21 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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