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Air force secretary gets sick flying with Thunderbirds
The Washington Times ^ | 6/28/2014 | Rowan Scarborough

Posted on 06/28/2014 7:42:48 AM PDT by markomalley

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James became “violently ill” during a ride with the storied Thunderbirds aerial acrobatic team this week.

Commanders at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., thought it would be good PR to invite the relatively new secretary for a flight with its most famous squadron. Amid tight defense spending, there is pressure to demonstrate the worth of the Thunderbirds, which is back in the air show business after having been grounded last year when sequestration took hold.

But Tuesday’s F-16 flight did not go as planned in the cockpit for Ms. James, a former House defense staffer, Pentagon official and defense industry executive.

“Someone got the bright idea to invite her on the airplane,” said a source familiar with the incident. “She got violently ill.”

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: rofl; secretarydebbie
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I feel badly for the crew chief who is stuck cleaning up this desk jockey's mess.
1 posted on 06/28/2014 7:42:48 AM PDT by markomalley
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2 posted on 06/28/2014 7:46:17 AM PDT by carriage_hill ( Incoming fire always has the right of way.)
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Any chance that the Secret Service would allow the POTUS to get his own demonstration flight?

Yeah, that is what I thought! Too much chance of Blue on Blue would be my guess.


3 posted on 06/28/2014 7:47:59 AM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: markomalley

LOL. I can relate... lost my breakfast on both indoctrination flights at USAFA. Thank goodness for industrial strength barf bags.


4 posted on 06/28/2014 7:48:05 AM PDT by ken in texas
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Painted the cockpit...

Maybe she'll have a smidgen more respect for the people who are out punching holes in the air.

5 posted on 06/28/2014 7:49:28 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: markomalley

What’s interesting to me .. the Blue Angels have invited several members of the FOX people .. and they all did just fine.


6 posted on 06/28/2014 7:50:04 AM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: MY AMERICA, "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: markomalley; SgtBob; Chode; nascarnation; B4Ranch

1) They should have wrapped her in a giant ziplock.

2) Put a check valve in the hose for the O2 mask so the puke stays in the mask, not in the system.

3) After landing wait for her to stop thrashing in the bag, then remove from Aircraft in bag.

4) Toss in trash.

5) Call and invite Me- I won’t puke!!!


7 posted on 06/28/2014 7:50:17 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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They have lots of experience cleaning up the two sweaters. A close friend was crew chief for the Blue Angels and this result is a normal thing. When once offered a “PR” ride they asked what level ride I wanted. Knowing what they meant, I said if I don’t get sick, I’d feel cheated.


8 posted on 06/28/2014 7:50:53 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: Bigg Red

MARK


9 posted on 06/28/2014 7:51:25 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: markomalley

She had no business being there.


10 posted on 06/28/2014 7:51:36 AM PDT by Gaffer
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I feel safer knowing that our Air Force Secretary is named Debbie.


11 posted on 06/28/2014 7:54:25 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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She has no business being in her office either.


12 posted on 06/28/2014 7:54:47 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: markomalley

From the article...

Ms. James, 55, a Clinton administration appointee at the Pentagon, became Air Force secretary in December.

A recent New York Times profile said that as a staffer for the House Committee on Armed Services, she was nicknamed “sledge” for the sledgehammer approach she took to the job.


Her new nickname might be “Sludge”.


13 posted on 06/28/2014 7:55:32 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: markomalley

I can’t find a picture, but I remember one of these celebrity ride-alongs had barf bags stuffed in every pocket of their flight suit.
A person’s got to know their limitations. I admire that.


14 posted on 06/28/2014 7:56:25 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Heh, heh! Debbie does Dobbins?

;^)


15 posted on 06/28/2014 7:56:55 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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My ride with the USAF Thunderbirds
16 posted on 06/28/2014 7:57:25 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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guess she's not the man she thought she was...
17 posted on 06/28/2014 7:57:40 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Pollster1

True, but look at Napolitano, look at Rice, look at - well, any of Obama’s appointments.


18 posted on 06/28/2014 7:57:44 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: markomalley

islamists and their facilitators should be under these plane types, not on them.


19 posted on 06/28/2014 7:57:58 AM PDT by onedoug
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“How you doing back there?”

“Well, I either threw up one of those prawns from lunch or my belly button. Tastes like maybe it was my belly button.”


20 posted on 06/28/2014 7:58:21 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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