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LIKE HITTING A FOOTBALL FIELD AT 130 MPH
New York Post ^ | 5/01/03 | ALY SUJO

Posted on 05/01/2003 1:02:50 AM PDT by kattracks

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:13:32 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

May 1, 2003 -- President Bush's wild ride onto the deck of an aircraft carrier today will be a hair-raising experience - even for the former fighter pilot.

"He'll be coming down onto an area the size of a football field at 130 mph with the after-burners going," said Jim Buren, a 30-year Navy veteran with the Virginia-based Flight Safety Foundation. "That's quite an experience."


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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush

1 posted on 05/01/2003 1:02:50 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Yeehaaaaaaaaaaa!

It's of the better perks of holding office.

2 posted on 05/01/2003 1:07:20 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: kattracks
I understand that Tom Dasshole wanted the same ride but had to be turned down when it was determined that the aircraft could not accomodate his "Lil' Tyke" car seat.
3 posted on 05/01/2003 1:18:12 AM PDT by Clink
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To: kattracks; Clink

4 posted on 05/01/2003 2:07:02 AM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber!)
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To: PeaceBeWithYou
As Mr. Burns says; "Excellent".
5 posted on 05/01/2003 2:09:55 AM PDT by Clink
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To: kattracks
"[Bush] will be quite impressed,"

After he puts his eyes back in his head from the landing. Bush has balls.
6 posted on 05/01/2003 2:16:22 AM PDT by jwh_Denver
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To: any1
ignorant
7 posted on 05/01/2003 2:20:01 AM PDT by mc10
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To: mc10
So was riding in a limo with the top down in texas (Kennedy)so is canoeing in a river with attacking rabbits (Carter)sitting in a tent in the dessert (Kadafi) eating in a resturant (Saddam)their is danger in everything I have full faith in the skills of the President and the Navy pilot.
8 posted on 05/01/2003 2:31:10 AM PDT by goose1
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To: mc10
ignorant

Yes, you said as much on the other thread. Other than an in-flight emergency, what would be the harm? He's going to address the troops and the nation tonight. I think it's a great way for him to spend time with his warriors.

9 posted on 05/01/2003 2:35:39 AM PDT by rabidralph (War is over--FR is back to pissing and bickering.)
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To: mc10
ignorant = algore (couldn't even carry his own state)
10 posted on 05/01/2003 2:54:56 AM PDT by BigLittle
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To: kattracks
"He'll be coming down onto an area the size of a football field at 130 mph with the after-burners going,".

We need a congressional investigation. A warplane that can only do 130 m.p.h. with after-burners on?

11 posted on 05/01/2003 3:12:26 AM PDT by raybbr
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To: mc10
"a stupid...dangerous...publicity stunt"

Not true.

A carefully calculated plan which will have the world glued to their collective TV screens and help insure GWB's re-election.

Perhaps this will make Kerrey, Sharpton , Pelosi, Daschel, Edwards, Lieberman, and democRats yet unborn take a ride on the space shuttle. Say, to Mars?

Bare up MC, and stay tuned.

12 posted on 05/01/2003 3:34:42 AM PDT by G.Mason (Lessons of life need not be fatal)
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To: kattracks
Do we know what time he's set to land on the Lincoln?
13 posted on 05/01/2003 3:48:48 AM PDT by mhking
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To: kattracks

Texas Air National Guard 1st Lt. George W. Bush flew F-102 Delta Dagger fighter jets from 1970 to 1973 with the 111th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Ellington Air Force Base, Texas. Photo courtesy Texas Air National Guard
14 posted on 05/01/2003 3:58:23 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: PeaceBeWithYou
Things like that are why I am at Free Republic. I cannot find words of adulation to present at your feet over that one. You've left me in shock and awe at your total command of humor. Prostrate on the floor laughing.
15 posted on 05/01/2003 4:06:31 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
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To: raybbr
The S-3's engines don't feature afterburners.
16 posted on 05/01/2003 4:06:54 AM PDT by csvset
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To: PeaceBeWithYou
LOL! That's beautiful.
17 posted on 05/01/2003 4:07:35 AM PDT by FreedomPoster
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To: mhking
Do we know what time he's set to land on the Lincoln?

I saw on another thread that he is suposed to land "about three" pm eastern time.

18 posted on 05/01/2003 4:08:59 AM PDT by knuthom
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To: BigLittle
ROFLOL!!!
19 posted on 05/01/2003 4:10:11 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kattracks
I know someone who is turning GREEN with envy. Probably two of them(Bill and Hill). lol!
20 posted on 05/01/2003 4:12:38 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
It is interesting that W picked today MAY DAY to showcase the American Military.
21 posted on 05/01/2003 4:59:23 AM PDT by AMiller
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To: G.Mason
A carefully calculated plan which will have the world glued to their collective TV screens and help insure GWB's re-election.

I hope so but remember Presidential aspirant Dukakis thought he was going to get great publicity from commanding a tank.

22 posted on 05/01/2003 5:01:15 AM PDT by Dave S
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To: AMiller
MAY DAY

It's just another day unless you're part of the "ash heap of history" crowd.

If he did it on the 5th, we'd have Cinco de Mayo / open borders comments.

23 posted on 05/01/2003 5:08:44 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: kattracks
This is really ill-advised.
24 posted on 05/01/2003 5:21:51 AM PDT by redbaiter (Harcourt!)
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To: Clink
Thats a good one!

Clinton said that he would like to give that a try but he wants Monica to join him for a trip to the Mile High Club!
25 posted on 05/01/2003 5:37:47 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Dave S
Dukakis managed to look extremely constipated while riding the tank. Dubya will probably bound out of the plane saying "Hey, that was neat! Let's do it again!"
26 posted on 05/01/2003 5:40:26 AM PDT by Poohbah (Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women!)
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To: kattracks
Just don't let Mayor DALEY hear about this. He will be making a midnight raid on the Lincoln with his city worker goons to bulldoze big X X X's in the carrier deck!
27 posted on 05/01/2003 5:42:10 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
ROFLMAO also!!!!
28 posted on 05/01/2003 5:51:40 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: kattracks
So WHAT is the big deal about Bush landing on a carrier???? He's doing it in a Hoover, not an F-14. As near as I can tell, flying F-102s was way more dangerous than a daytime landing on a carrier in good weather. It sounds like fun!!!!
29 posted on 05/01/2003 6:00:20 AM PDT by GBA
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To: kattracks
May 1, 1898

THE BATTLE OF MANILA BAY:

At Manila Bay in the Philippines, the U.S. Asiatic Squadron destroys the Spanish Pacific fleet in the first battle of the Spanish-American War. Nearly 400 Spanish sailors were killed and 10 Spanish warships wrecked or captured at the cost of only six Americans wounded.

And now Spain is one of our allies.

Just shows you how the world can change.

30 posted on 05/01/2003 6:01:54 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: csvset
The S-3's engines don't feature afterburners.

Thank you. I was wondering when somebody would point this out.

31 posted on 05/01/2003 6:05:51 AM PDT by strela ("... you're lucky you still have your brown paper bag, small change ...")
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To: kattracks
GEEZ IT IS SO G@#$DA@#$# MUCH FUN HAVING A REAL MAN AS PRESIDENT!!!

YEEHAH! W~!!! ENJOY THE RIDE!!!
32 posted on 05/01/2003 6:06:26 AM PDT by Mr. K (I'm formidable with that)
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To: Dave S
"A carefully calculated plan which will have the world glued to their collective TV screens...."

O-K, how about just glued to the TV? :)

33 posted on 05/01/2003 6:10:39 AM PDT by G.Mason (Lessons of life need not be fatal)
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To: KeyLargo
The Lincoln's marine detachment would shoot mayor Daley's butt full of holes if he tried =8^)
34 posted on 05/01/2003 6:26:59 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 "reach out and thump someone " & .50 cal Browning "reach out & CRUSH someone")
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To: Nebr FAL owner
Carriers no longer have Marine Detachments. MarDets were done away with in the late 90s.
35 posted on 05/01/2003 6:52:03 AM PDT by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: kattracks
"He'll be coming down onto an area the size of a football field at 130 mph with the after-burners going," said Jim Buren, a 30-year Navy veteran with the Virginia-based Flight Safety Foundation. "That's quite an experience."

Another ignorant, retired, armchair, military expert. S-3s are not equipped with afterburners.

36 posted on 05/01/2003 6:53:54 AM PDT by SMEDLEYBUTLER
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To: kattracks
"...But Vikings have been in fatal crashes..."

And four of those crashes were in the Super Bowl.
37 posted on 05/01/2003 6:59:28 AM PDT by NCC-1701 ((Good luck, happy hunting, and God-speed to the US military and our allies in this operation.))
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To: AMiller
Today is also the start of the United States leg of the Dixie Chicks tour. Bet things are going to be interesting in South Carolina tonight. The timing of W's landing can't be just a coincidence could it?
38 posted on 05/01/2003 7:06:52 AM PDT by NCC-1701 ((Good luck, happy hunting, and God-speed to the US military and our allies in this operation.))
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To: Poohbah
Dubya will probably bound out of the plane saying "Hey, that was neat! Let's do it again!"

Which would require a cat shot, which is an entirely different container of gumballs... (I'm sure he'd love that, too.)

39 posted on 05/01/2003 7:08:33 AM PDT by Chemist_Geek ("Drill, R&D, and conserve" should be our watchwords! Energy independence for America!)
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To: kattracks
I read a story once in "Reader's Digest" that was quite amusing.

It went something like this:
Two navy fliers were to fly a high ranking navy officer out to sea to land on an aircraft carrier. These two fliers were both probably still in their twenties while the older high ranking officer was probably in his fifties.
The two fliers turned and said to the senior officer, "Sir. Is this your first carrier landing?"
The senior officer remarked very sternly, "Son I was making carrier landings when you were still in diapers."
The two returned, "Well then sir, that's great because this is our first."

40 posted on 05/01/2003 9:05:44 AM PDT by sparkomatic (I wish I were gullible; then I'd be like everyone else)
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To: kattracks
I guess that means Bush will be sleeping in the Lincon Bedroom tonight!
41 posted on 05/01/2003 9:14:10 AM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (PETA - People Emulating Tiny Animals)
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To: NCC-1701
"...But Vikings have been in fatal crashes..."

And four of those crashes were in the Super Bowl.

Now that is funny!

42 posted on 05/01/2003 9:19:41 AM PDT by ScottinSacto
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To: NCC-1701
LOL!
43 posted on 05/01/2003 9:26:55 AM PDT by lorrainer (Oh, was I ranting? Sorry.....)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Great Picture of our President!
44 posted on 05/01/2003 10:58:19 AM PDT by HighRoadToChina (Never Again!)
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