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  • 'Doomsday Plane' Would Save President and Joint Chiefs in Apocalypse Scenario

    06/12/2011 8:46:37 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 96 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 7, 2011 | MICHAEL MURRAY
    'Doomsday Plane' Would Save President and Joint Chiefs in Apocalypse Scenario By MICHAEL MURRAY June 7, 2011 In the event of nuclear war, a powerful meteor strike or even a zombie apocalypse, the thoroughly protected doomsday plane is ready to keep the president, secretary of defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff and other key personnel in the air and out of danger. It may not deflect a Twitter photo scandal, but it can outrun a nuclear explosion and stay in the air for days without refueling. The flight team for the E-4B, its military codename, sleeps nearby and is ready to...
  • Air Force One Aborts Landing

    05/18/2011 9:18:49 AM PDT · by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh · 61 replies
    drudge report ^ | 5/18/11 | drudge
    Apparently the teleprompters malfunctioned at whichever fundraiser Obama is attending so he panicked and aborted the airport landing.
  • Air Force One Executes Missed Approach in Connecticut with President Obama On Board

    05/18/2011 8:19:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | Lisa Stark
    Air Force One executed a missed approach on its first attempt to land today at Bradley Field in Connecticut, circling the airport before making a successful landing on the second try. The FAA said visibility was “below the minimum,” meaning the pilots couldn’t see the runway from the altitude required for landing due to thick cloud cover. They were coming in to Runway 6 on instrument approach. Weather at the field at the time was overcast with visibility of 1.5 miles and cloud ceiling 300 feet to 1000 feet variable. Sources said the attempt was not a touch-and-go or dramatic...
  • Air Force One Flies overhead...Raspberry given.

    08/17/2010 11:33:32 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 40 replies
    My twisted brain | 8/17/10 | Me
    I was outside mowing my lawn this morning. As I shut the mower off and was putting it away, I heard a jet overhead. Since we're fairly close to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, it's usually nothing spectacular. I just happened to look up. It was not one of the usual C-17's that come over head. It was a 747, headed to the north-east....and you could just make out a very distinctive paint job. I said to my youngest son, "Look...it's Air Force One!". I then did what I felt was necessary for the situation. I stuck out my tongue and gave...
  • White House: Failed plane attack an attempted act of terrorism(Obama told 3 HOURS AFTER PLANE LANDS)

    12/25/2009 6:01:47 PM PST · by Brytani · 640 replies · 18,876+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 25, 2009 | Scott Butterworth and Spencer S. Hsu
    A White House official said the incident was an attempted act of terrorism. The FBI is investigating and President Obama, celebrating Christmas in Hawaii, was told of the incident about three hours after the plane landed, officials said. Obama has told White House officials that all appropriate measures be taken to increase security for air travel, a spokesman said. Nevertheless, officials said, they are not prepared to raise the terrorism alert level, currently at orange -- or the second-highest of five levels -- for domestic and international air travel.
  • Caption: Gibbs returning from Copenhagen, CNN and talking point on AF1 monitor?

    10/03/2009 7:09:48 PM PDT · by maggief · 58 replies · 3,563+ views
    AP/Reuters ^ | October 2, 2009
  • First Lady Michelle Obama Hits Her Head Boarding Air Force One - Video 8/28/09

    08/29/2009 6:23:51 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 47 replies · 1,862+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 29, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of of First Lady Michelle Obama appearing to hit her head as she boarded Air Force One Friday night to leave Martha's Vineyard and head to Boston where President Obama will speak at a service for the late Sen. Ted Kennedy today. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • VIDEO: First Lady Michelle Obama Hits Head Boarding Air Force One

    08/29/2009 6:09:05 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 97 replies · 3,374+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 29, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    First Lady Michelle Obama hits her head while boarding a smaller version of Air Force One.
  • Air Force used Twitter to track NY flyover fallout (Air Force One flyover)

    08/10/2009 12:27:17 PM PDT · by Prodigal Son · 8 replies · 642+ views
    AP via PhysOrg ^ | August 10, 2009 | RICHARD LARDNER
    The Air Force tracked online messaging service Twitter, video-sharing site YouTube and various blogs to assess the huge public backlash to the Air Force One flyover of the Statue of Liberty this spring, according to the documents. And while the attempts at damage control failed - "No positive spin is possible," one PowerPoint chart reads - the episode opens a window into the tactics for operating in a boundless digital news cycle. (snip) According to the Air Force One documents released through the Freedom of Information Act, a unit called the Combat Information Cell at Tyndall Air Force Base in...
  • Official e-mails reveal boondoggle over Air Force One's Manhattan flyover

    08/01/2009 11:32:07 AM PDT · by KJC1 · 16 replies · 1,036+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 08-01-09 | Leo Standora
    ---snip--- A barrage of e-mails between officials right after the flight made public Friday showed a flurry of second guessing, finger-pointing, attempts at damage control - even comparisons between them and The Three Stooges. "We ... need to construct some sort of timeline on when folks became aware of it if that is possible," one Air Force official wrote, responding to the public fright. "I agree we .. . need to accomplish damage control, but we aren't the POC (point of contact)," the response reads. "Nor do I want to become a belly button for NORAD to push on this...
  • VIDEO: NY Air Force One Flyover Photo Compilation

    08/01/2009 8:04:15 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 6 replies · 722+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 1, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Very cool video. Almost 150 photos of the controversial presidential plane flight over New York that scared residents are pieced together.
  • Doc dump details Air Force Ones' New York City mishap

    07/31/2009 9:39:57 PM PDT · by kcvl · 44 replies · 1,685+ views
    Doc dump details Air Force Ones' New York City mishap The documents show that the Air Force carefully tracked the explosion of negative press that ensued after panicked New Yorkers feared the low-flying, circling planes were part of a 9/11-like attack. The e-mails also show various components of the bureaucracy trying to steer clear of the fallout. Many segments of the documents were redacted to protect "deliberative process." For whatever reason, the white-out seems particularly prevalent surrounding a number of exchanges relating to an inquiry about the flight from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) Here's a look at some of the...
  • New Photos Released From Flyover Blunder : The Pentagon also released the flight manifest

    07/31/2009 9:14:09 PM PDT · by mojitojoe · 105 replies · 3,162+ views
    NBC NewYork.com ^ | 7/31/2009 | VICTORIA CAVALIERE
    Responding to dozens of requests from the public, the Defense Department has released 146 more photos from the infamous Air Force One flyover that struck fear in thousands of unsuspecting New Yorkers in April. The photos are posted right on the Pentagon's Website, defense officials said today. The Pentagon also released a heavily redacted flight manifest. The April 27 photo-op caused quite a fright in Lower Manhattan and New Jersey, as many people who had lived through the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks thought the city was again under siege. Workers poured out of office buildings as the planes buzzed the...
  • New Photos Released From Flyover Blunder

    07/31/2009 5:43:14 PM PDT · by shoptalk · 23 replies · 1,420+ views
    NBC New York.com ^ | Friday, July 31, 2009 | Victoria Cavaliere
    Responding to dozens of requests from the public, the Defense Department has released 146 more photos from the infamous Air Force One flyover that struck fear in thousands of unsuspecting New Yorkers in April. The photos are posted right on the Pentagon's Website, defense officials said today. The Pentagon also released a heavily redacted flight manifest. The April 27 photo-op caused quite a fright in Lower Manhattan and New Jersey, as many people who had lived through the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks thought the city was again under siege. Workers poured out of office buildings as the planes buzzed the...
  • Pentagon Releases New Images of Air Force One Flyover

    07/31/2009 1:39:34 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 1,528+ views
    abcnews.com ^ | July 31, 2009 | Jake Tapper
    Responding to a Freedom of Information Act request, the Pentagon has released 146 photographs from the ill-fated April Air Force One flyover over Manhattan that resulted in the resignation of White House Military Office director Louis Caldera in May. Air Force spokesman Andy Bourland tells ABC News that there have been several procedural changes to ensure nothing like this ever happens again, with more approval required for proposed flights, and more public affairs involvement to make sure the public and relevant officials have been informed.
  • Defense Department Releases Flurry of Photos of Botched Plane Flyover (Odumbo comes clean,sort of)

    07/31/2009 11:12:49 AM PDT · by Doogle · 19 replies · 1,589+ views
    FOX ^ | 01/31/09 | Kelly Chernekoff
    The Department of Defense released a flurry of additional photos Friday of Air Force One's controversial Manhattan flyover in April. A total of 146 photos were released of the April 27 incident, which panicked many local citizens and prompted officials in the New York metropolitan area to question why the White House Military Office did not make the mission more broadly known.
  • NO MORE PHOTO OOPS (Officer approving Air Force One photo op over Manhattan lands a new job!)

    06/15/2009 12:05:06 AM PDT · by parisa · 39 replies · 2,054+ views
    WaPo ^ | Monday, June 15, 2009 | Al Kamen
    Louis Caldera, the former White House Military Office chief who quit last month after approving that bizarre Air Force One photo op over Manhattan that frightened countless New Yorkers, has landed a job. He'll be a senior fellow focusing on higher education and national security matters at the Center for American Progress, run by John Podesta, a co-chairman of Obama's transition team. Obama aides said at the time that the president was furious about the April 27 flyover, which included an Air Force One understudy and two F-16 military fighter aircraft flying over the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan,...
  • Louis Caldera Joins Center for American Progress as Senior Fellow (Responsible for AF-1 NYC flyover)

    06/11/2009 4:28:19 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies · 691+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 11, 2009 | Michael Coleman
    Former University of New Mexico President Louis Caldera - who resigned as director of the White House Military Office last month following an Air Force One photo op gone wrong - has a new gig. The Center for American Progress, a self-described "progressive" think tank founded by John Podesta, a former chief-of-staff to President Clinton, has hired Caldera to work on higher education and national security issues. Caldera, a former U.S. Army secretary, will make a strong addition to the staff, Podesta said.
  • Barack And Michelle Take Air Force One on Joy Ride to New York for a Date

    05/31/2009 10:23:31 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 32 replies · 1,236+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-31-09 | Mike's America
    em>I thought we had a serious financial crisis that required everyone to sacrifice?Yes friends, President Obama and First Lady Michelle had another of their famous "date nights" Saturday. Instead of clogging traffic in Washington, D.C. to visit a restaurant, they hopped on the Marine One helicopter to Andrews Air Force Base, jumped on Air Force One (a Gulfstream 500, not the 747) then flew up to New York City followed by TWO OTHER PLANES for staff and press (the 747 would have been cheaper). Upon landing in New York several more helicopters, limos, vans, police, military and other staff were...
  • Reporter Dragged Kicking and Screaming From Near Air Force One (great photo... lol)

    05/28/2009 12:37:44 PM PDT · by xtinct · 203 replies · 13,157+ views
    NBC/LA News ^ | 5/28/09 | Christina Hoag
    A reporter for a small newspaper was forcibly removed from a press area near Air Force One shortly before President Barack Obama arrived at Los Angeles International Airport to depart California early Thursday. Airport security officers carried the woman away by the feet and arms as she protested her removal. She later identified herself as Brenda Lee, a writer for the Georgia Informer in Macon and said she has White House press credentials. The newspaper's Web site says it is monthly publication a Brenda Lee column is posted on it. Calls to the newspaper and the White House press office...
  • VID: Reporter Dragged Away Kicking And Screaming From Air Force One

    05/28/2009 12:59:19 PM PDT · by politicalhub · 48 replies · 2,282+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 05/28/2009 | Real Clear Politics
    A credentialed reporter from a small Georgia newspaper was dragged, kicking and screaming from Air Force One this afternoon. The woman, identified as Brenda Lee, said she wanted to give President Obama a letter before he departed from Los Angeles.
  • Kicking & Screaming: Journo Dragged From Near AF1

    05/28/2009 1:36:43 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 35 replies · 1,190+ views
    LA Times ^ | Updated 1:04 PM PDT, Thu, May 28, 2009 | CHRISTINA HOAG
    A reporter for a small newspaper was forcibly removed from a press area near Air Force One shortly before President Barack Obama arrived at Los Angeles International Airport to depart California early Thursday. Airport security officers carried the woman away by the feet and arms as she protested her removal. She later identified herself as Brenda Lee, a writer for the Georgia Informer in Macon and said she has White House press credentials. The newspaper's Web site says it is a monthly publication, and a Brenda Lee column is posted on it.
  • Kicking & Screaming: Journo Dragged From Near AF1

    05/28/2009 2:06:03 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 28 replies · 1,339+ views
    LA/News ^ | 5/28/9 | CHRISTINA HOAG
    A reporter for a small newspaper was forcibly removed from a press area near Air Force One shortly before President Barack Obama arrived at Los Angeles International Airport to depart California early Thursday. Enlarge Photo Secret Service personnel remove Brenda Lee from near Air Force One after Lee attempted to give President Obama a letter, Thursday May 28, 2009, at LAX. Top News Photos View SlideshowSee amazing photos from around the globe... The Obama Presidency in Photos View SlideshowTake a look at the best photos of President Obama and his family captured during the first few months in office. Airport...
  • The Visual Subtext of the Statue of Liberty Fly-by Photo

    05/11/2009 6:45:37 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 27 replies · 1,725+ views
    American Thinker ^ | May 11, 2009 | Victor J. Massad
    One image alone was released from the expensive photo op that terrified New Yorkers last month. Out of God only knows how many images taken during the mission, only one was chosen. It speaks powerfully to the American public -- in symbolic language. The ominous and imposing aircraft dominates the scene in such a way that, in gestalt parlance, no one could mistake the figure for the ground. The figure is an aircraft that serves as Air Force One, representing the Messianic omnipotence of the Obama presidency. Below it, part of the background -- a small and less relevant thing...
  • Photo of Air Force One Released by White House(NY Flyover)

    05/09/2009 11:10:30 AM PDT · by GVnana · 56 replies · 3,135+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/9/2009
  • The Air Farce One Report -- A Classic Case Of Misdirection

    05/09/2009 4:30:54 AM PDT · by Beckwith · 208 replies · 8,273+ views
    The Obama File ^ | 5/9/09 | Beckwith
    A White House military aide who authorized an Air Force flyover of New York that caused panic among some people in the city resigned on Friday. Louis Caldera said in a resignation letter to Obama that the controversy over the mission -- a photo shoot of a jumbo jet used as Air Force One with the Statue of Liberty in the background -- made it impossible for him to lead the White House Military Office (WHMO). White House officials said the flight was designed to update the official photo of the plane, known as Air Force One when the president...
  • Wasn’t the photo shoot of AF1 supposed to be of Barack by extension?

    05/09/2009 3:06:24 AM PDT · by TWP guy · 46 replies · 2,011+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | 5/9/09 | Blaine Fallis
    Oh yes - there is a report released Friday afternoon to avoid further embarrassment, that misdirects the public by focusing on who knew of the photo shoot and when. Not once does the report explore in the slightest WHY they would be wanting to do a photo shoot of AF1 in the first place. No no, that’s not important, right? But the report does confirm several times over that this was in fact a photo shoot that had been in the planning since early March, or before. That’s when it dawned on me: this President is the most photographed man...
  • The photo that cost Louis Caldera his job (VIDEO)

    05/08/2009 9:58:51 PM PDT · by mfnorman · 15 replies · 1,011+ views
    It cost the U.S. taxpayer $357,000 and cost Louis Caldera his White House gig. Perhaps if you were able to zoom in really really close you could probably even see the citizens of New York City running in the streets.
  • After Flyover of Air Force One Backup, Military Office Director Resigns (One Picture Released)

    05/08/2009 9:51:12 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 52 replies · 1,906+ views
    NYTIMES ^ | 5/08/2009 | NYTimes
    The director of the White House Military Office submitted his resignation on Friday, less than two weeks after he authorized a flyover by an Air Force One backup of the Statue of Liberty that terrified thousands of people in New York City. Louis Caldera, who served as the secretary of the Army in the Clinton administration, apologized for the “distraction” that approving the flyover caused. He said in a brief letter to President Obama on Friday that it “has made it impossible for me to effectively lead the White House Military Office.”
  • Military Office Director Resigns in Wake of New York Fly-by

    05/08/2009 5:04:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 38 replies · 1,572+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 8, 2009 – The director of the White House Military Office has submitted his resignation in the wake of an April 27 aerial photo shoot with a presidential aircraft over New York City. Louis Caldera, who served as secretary of the Army during the Clinton administration, resigned his office effective May 22. “I have concluded that the controversy surrounding the Presidential Airlift Group’s aerial photo shoot over New York City has made it impossible to effectively lead the White House Military Office,” Caldera wrote in his letter of resignation. President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation, White House...
  • New York Air Force One Flyover Photo Released, on Drudge now.

    05/08/2009 3:46:35 PM PDT · by BlueStateBlues · 9 replies · 1,719+ views
    Drudge | May 8. 2009 | Drudgereport
    The photo of Air Force One over the Statue of Liberty is now public, and on Drudge.
  • White House Military Office Chief Resigns Over Plane Flyover Flap(Didn't Check Email for 3days)

    05/08/2009 3:01:30 PM PDT · by fours · 122 replies · 4,544+ views
    FOX News ^ | May 8, 2009 | FOXNews.com
    White House Military Office Chief Resigns Over Plane Flyover Flap Louis Caldera, the man who organized the low-flying Air Force One plane that panicked New York City, delivered his resignation Friday as the White House released a photo of the plane.
  • White House aide resigns over NYC flyover

    05/08/2009 2:19:55 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 35 replies · 1,531+ views
    hostednews ^ | 24 minutes ago | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    WASHINGTON — A top White House aide resigned Friday for his role in Air Force One's $328,835 photo-op flyover above New York City that sparked panic and flashbacks to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Louis Caldera said the controversy had made it impossible for him to effectively lead the White House Military Office. "Moreover, it has become a distraction in the important work you are doing as president," Caldera said in his resignation letter to President Barack Obama.
  • All That For This: Flyover Photo Released (Pic)

    05/08/2009 1:40:58 PM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 148 replies · 4,644+ views
    wcbstv.com ^ | 5/8/2009 | Marcia Kramer
    President Barack Obama has accepted the resignation of an official who authorized the presidential aircraft flyover in lower Manhattan last month, CBS 2 has learned. Louis Caldera, the director of the White House Military Office, handed in his resignation Friday. The news comes as Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the Air Force flyover that sparked a panic was not adequately reviewed and approved by senior service and department officials. The flyover was arranged as part of a photo opportunity for White House records. The official photo was released along with Caldera's resignation and the official report on the flyover.
  • WHITE HOUSE TERROR PLANE PLOTTER OUT!

    05/08/2009 1:48:50 PM PDT · by FromLori · 46 replies · 1,696+ views
    Finally! After our demanding for the last two weeks that the plotter of the Hudson terror plane, Louis Caldera, be fired, he's gone. In a classic (classic!) Friday afternoon news dump, The White House confirms that Louis Caldera is out. Technically, the President "accepted his resignation". We assume that means he was canned. If you don't recall, it was Caldera's bright idea fo fly Air Force One around lower Manhattan and New Jersey, prompting several buildings to be evacuated out of fear that we were witnessing a repeat of 9/11. That Caldera's term on the job would end like this...
  • White House aide Louis Caldera loses job over Manhattan flyover fiasco involving Air Force One

    05/08/2009 1:18:28 PM PDT · by Joiseydude · 315 replies · 15,972+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 5-8-09 | By Kenneth R. Bazinet
  • New Yorkers Frightened By Air Force One Fly-Over Considering Class Action Lawsuit

    05/06/2009 7:23:24 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 89 replies · 2,370+ views
    KMC.com ^ | May 6 2009
    Because of damages caused by post traumatic stress, I guess. On Tuesday, Obama told reporters, ?It was a mistake. It was something we found out about along with all of you. And it will not happen again.? Caldera quickly apologized for the operation. ?Last week, I approved a mission over New York. I take responsibility for that decision,? Caldera said to CNN. ?While federal authorities took the proper steps to notify state and local authorities in New York and New Jersey, it?s clear that the mission created confusion and disruption.? But the apology was not enough for some people in...
  • 'Air Force One' photo: Coming this week

    05/06/2009 2:43:36 PM PDT · by Plutarch · 44 replies · 1,591+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 6, 2009 | Mark Silva
    The White House says it will indeed release a photograph from the $329,000 "photo shoot'' of one of the Air Force jumbo jets that serve as Air Force One when the president is aboard but mainly served to scare a lot of New Yorkers in that recent flyover. President Barack Obama voiced outrage over the incident, as did the mayor of New York, the senior senator from New York and many street-level New Yorkers who didn't know what to make of the presidential aircraft trailed by an F-16 fighter making low arcs over the Hudson River. It was a "photo-op,''...
  • Obama Administration Will Not Be Releasing 'Photo Op' Pictures

    05/05/2009 5:44:26 AM PDT · by penelopesire · 100 replies · 3,297+ views
    Fox and Friends | 5/5/2009 | Fox and Friends
    Just reported. No link yet. Fox and Friends saying that the photos of Air Force One terrorizing New Yorkers are not going to be released according to the Air Force. Can't find a report on it yet to link to.
  • White House Plans To Keep Terror Plane Pics Secret

    05/05/2009 9:13:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies · 1,745+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 5/5/2009 | John Carney
    You paid $328,835 for the Air Force mission that forced the evacuation of Goldman Sachs and sent Jersey City office workers fleeing for their lives and now you'll never get the lousy snapshots that formed the entire rationale for buzzing lower Manhattan.
  • White House Not Releasing Fly Over NYC Photos (my title)

    05/05/2009 11:47:37 AM PDT · by CitizenM · 36 replies · 1,950+ views
    FOX News | 5/5/09
    Just announced on FOX news: "The White House has declined to release the photos taken of the backup of the AF1 plane that flew over NYC and past the Statue of Liberty for a photo op last month..." No more details available on FOX's website. Remember this: Photo Flop
  • Air Force One Flyover: Time Amused by White House Lack of Transparency

    05/02/2009 6:41:12 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 30 replies · 1,806+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | May 2, 2009 - 04:59 | P.J. Gladnick
    Hee! Hee! Hee! Isn't it just a laugh riot! We keep asking the White House for information about the Air Force One flyover incident by Lower Manhattan and they keep responding with evasions. Ha! Ha! Ha! And then they keep referring us to the Air Force which keeps bouncing the questions back to the White House which, in turn, refers us back to the Air Force again! Isn't this just too funny! That pretty much sums up the attitude of Time Magazine towards the Air Force One flyover affair as you can see in this article by Mark Thompson and...
  • MALKIN: So far, a festival of photo ops

    05/02/2009 3:45:27 AM PDT · by Scanian · 32 replies · 1,604+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 2, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Come on, who's surprised? The White House-engineered photo-op of low-flying Air Force aircraft that caused terror in New York City this week epitomizes the Age of Obama. What better way to mark 100 days in office than with an appalling exercise in pointless taxpayer-funded stagecraft? The superficiality, the unseriousness, the hubris, the obliviousness to post-Sept. 11 realities: They were trademarks of the Obama campaign, and they are the tattoos on his governance. He never leaves home without his teleprompter. All the Obama world's a stage. Or a world ready to be staged. So is it any wonder he would staff...
  • Air Force One Flyover: Time Amused by White House Lack of Transparency

    05/02/2009 2:02:30 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies · 1,875+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 2, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Hee! Hee! Hee! Isn't it just a laugh riot! We keep asking the White House for information about the Air Force One flyover incident by Lower Manhattan and they keep responding with evasions.Ha! Ha! Ha!And then they keep referring us to the Air Force which keeps bouncing the questions back to the White House which, in turn, refers us back to the Air Force again!Isn't this just too funny!That pretty much sums up the attitude of Time Magazine towards the Air Force One flyover affair as you can see in this article by Mark Thompson and Michael Scherer:
  • Did president approve buzzing New York?

    04/29/2009 10:57:03 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 131 replies · 5,924+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | April 30, 2009 | Andrea Shea King
    An Air Force officer who served in the Clinton White House and for two years carried the "nuclear football" briefcase of codes says it's almost certain that the "highest levels" of the Obama administration knew about and approved this week's stunt in which Air Force One buzzed New York City. Retired Lt. Col. Buzz Patterson served in Clinton's White House from 1996 to 1998 and was responsible for the president's "emergency satchel," the black bag of nuclear codes that accompanies the president at all times. He wrote "Reckless Disregard" and "Dereliction of Duty" after his retirement from the military. During...
  • What the Air Force 1 "photo op" means

    04/29/2009 2:56:53 PM PDT · by Coachm · 15 replies · 885+ views
    Ok, I'm going to get ribbed for this but I have a thought on the AF1 thing the other day over NYC. Using AF1 (symbol of the most powerful man on the planet) with fighter escort (most advanced/powerful airborne weapon on the planet) to mock the American people in NYC was BO's way of showing his "friends" (and those he bows to) that he is one of them. Feel free to tell me I'm way off.
  • Create-your-own NYC Air Force One flyover photo ... we did (NY Daily News)

    04/29/2009 11:10:45 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 57 replies · 3,011+ views
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | 4/29/2009 | Owen Moritz
    Memo to the White House: Not only was flying a Presidential jet for a photo-op Monday over downtown Manhattan in bad taste – it was unnecessary. Anyone in the White House ever hear of Photoshop? You'd think the administration would've been tech-savvy enough to realize the merits of the computer software program – what with its constant Internet spin doctoring and the President's notorious BlackBerry infatuation. The cost of flying one of Obama's official planes – a pimped-out Boeing 747 – along with a F-16 jet over the city cost upwards of $300,000 in taxpayer dollars. In comparison, the latest...
  • (Letterman) Top Ten White House Excuses (for New Tork flyover)

    04/29/2009 4:43:36 PM PDT · by Oztrich Boy · 20 replies · 1,439+ views
    Dave Letterman Late Show ^ | 29/4/2009 | some writers
    10. Do you want an excuse for scaring thousands of people or for wasting tax dollars on a brochure 9. Air Force One also acts as 1010 Wins "Traffic Eye In The Sky" 8. Huh? 7. Biden had to get to New York for the "Wolverine" premiere 6. If we don't photograph the President's plane over the Statue of Liberty, who will know what the President's plane looks like over the Statue of Liberty? 5. It's Bush's fault 4. You've been Howie'd! 3. Maybe the Statue of Liberty was too close to us 2. C'mon, let's just be cool about...
  • New Photoshop Contest, Obama Air Force One Photo OP

    04/29/2009 12:15:46 PM PDT · by edzo4 · 698 replies · 57,167+ views
    4-29-09 | edzo
    in the spirit of the Original Obama teleprompter photoshop thread, I would like to start a new contest, Original Teleprompter Photoshop threadFor this contest please photoshop Air Force One into your favorite pics to create the perfect Obama Air Force One Photo Op below is my entry
  • Air Force One Flyover: Blogosphere and Talk Radio Go Where MSM Fears to Tread

    04/29/2009 7:13:53 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 42 replies · 2,137+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 29, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    What is remarkable about the mainstream media coverage of the Air Force One flyover scandal in New York last week is how incurious they remain. NewsBusters managing editor, Ken Shepherd, has already pointed out how the Washington Post has labeled a mere 54-word apology as "profuse." Currently the MSM seems to accept the explanation that it was was an obscure official in the White House who caused Air Force One to fly low over New York. Here is more from the same "profuse apology" Washington Post article: The FAA did not return calls fo comment, and the Air Force referred...