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  • Why Trump Won, #698 (and counting). An Open Letter To Melinda.

    01/08/2017 5:37:10 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 42 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-8-2017 | MOTUS
    Melinda Byerley, founding partner of TimeShareCMO a startup marketing firm, wants to make it perfectly clear what she thinks of Flyover America: Dear Melinda, I see you’re making progress; 8 weeks and you’ve already moved on from “denial”to stage two in the grief process – anger. That’s okay, let it all out, we can take it. Heck, being your intellectual inferiors we probably won’t even understand what you’re saying, so let it fly! And although you’re in the business of marketing yourself, I see you’re blinded by your grief so perhaps I can help you simplify your message so the stupid...
  • America is held hostage by flyover states

    12/14/2016 2:14:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 139 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/12/16 | DUANE TOWNSEND
    **SNIP** A flyover state is the huge region between the coasts. As opposed to the eastern seaboard, northern post-industrial states and Pacific Ocean states. They’re overwhelmingly Republican, stanchly conservative, regressive right wing, evangelical Christian and working class, well, the loudest, most ill-informed of them are. The term wasn’t commonly used in a political manner until recently with the emergence of the Tea Party and the election of Obama. **SNIP** Since the inception of the term silent majority almost 50 years ago, and all of its iterations since, this block of voters was hardly a majority and never silent. This group...
  • (Vanity) Need help with USAF tail markings

    09/08/2016 11:06:09 AM PDT · by Celerity · 40 replies
    Self | 9/8/16 | Celerity
    Hey Guys, I've been checking out some military fly-overs this week in eastern Pennsylvania and today a noteworthy flight took place : I had 5 fighter jets, 3 up front 2 in the back. External tanks, flying about 3000-5000 feet. Throughout the week I've spotted one of these flights everyday. I got a tail marking on one, but it appears they are all different. Can someone help me with a tail ID ? It was yellow on the bottom, Orange on top. It was slanted at less than a 45 degree angle, sloping towards the back. Does this marking ring...
  • Overpass Project in Kolkata ‘Made Our Lives Hell’ for Years Before Collapse

    04/16/2016 6:58:48 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 3, 2016 | ELLEN BARRY and HARI KUMAR
    KOLKATA, India — When Sonali Mehrotra realized that a hulking overpass would come within arm’s length of her third-floor balcony, she took refuge in black humor, telling relatives to look at the bright side: Instead of lugging suitcases up the stairs when they came to visit, they could toss them into a bedroom as they drove in from the airport. Anyway, work on the overpass occurred so sporadically — generally, when elections were coming — that a project originally promised in 18 months was unfinished after seven years. At this rate, she joked, the project might not be completed in...
  • Why Do the Anti-Armed Citizenry Tyrannocrat Elites Hate Veterans?

    07/22/2015 10:06:34 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 20 replies
    Freep | 7/23/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    They use Oklahoma bombers Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols as a pretext. What they hate and fear is the Warrior class, whose primary motive is honor, and who therefore can't be used as pawns. The anti-armed citizenry Tryannocrat Elites are from the Intellectual class, who are content to dictate unreasonable policies to the people then sit back dispassionately and watch as an experiment. They say, How Interesting. A primarily honor-bound veteran class is first in the way of their program and must be the first group disarmed.
  • Blue Angel pilot gives Golden Gate Bridge flyover during rush hour

    10/24/2014 1:12:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 24, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    One of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angel pilots recently flew right over the Golden Gate Bridge during rush hour, and the moment was perfectly caught on camera by a fan. Tiburon, California, resident Rich Shelton captured Lt. Cmdr. David Tickle fly his F/A-18 right above San Francisco traffic Oct. 9 during Fleet Week. “They don’t always make many passes between the towers, so I was very lucky to catch this shot with my relatively slow camera!” Mr. Shelton told Navy Times. Navy Times reached out to Blue Angels for comment and was assured that all necessary safety precautions were taken...
  • Nothing’s the Matter with Kansas

    09/28/2014 8:12:06 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 24 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 6, 2014 | Blake Hurst
    What’s the matter with Kansas? It’s a decade since Thomas Frank launched a thousand headlines with his book of that title, itself a reference to a famous 1896 essay by Kansas journalist William Allen White. Frank’s thesis was simple: Kansans, and by extension the rest of the red states, vote against their economic interests. Or as he puts it in the first page of his book: “People getting their fundamental interests wrong is what American political life is all about.” Is he right? Do voters in the great middle of the country ignore their economic interests to vote for the...
  • Awesome video: Arlington flyover by civilian pilots

    02/17/2014 7:20:19 AM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies ^ | february 17, 2014 | allen west
    Two Air Force Pilots, Major Howard V. Andre Jr. and Major James E. Sizemore, were buried in 2013 at Arlington National Cemetery and were honored with a flyover by civilian pilots — the US Air Force claimed budget cuts prevented an Arlington flyover. But the civilian pilots stepped in to make it happen.
  • U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Rehearse Rose Parade Flyover

    12/31/2013 11:57:40 PM PST · by Colofornian · 14 replies ^ | Dec. 31, 2013
    Frank Buckley, Jessica Holmes and Mark Kriski were live from the Tournament of Roses House in Pasadena. They watched in awe as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds rehearsed their Rose Parade flyover with six F-16s soaring in formation along the Colorado Blvd. parade route.
  • Fighter jets roar overhead during World Series game #1 opener, Fox TV Network ignores them

    10/23/2013 5:25:40 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 28 replies
    October 23, 2013 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Regarding World Series opening game #1, did anyone notice that the FOX11 TV network COMPLETELY IGNORED the 'fighter jet flyover' as Mary J. Blige sang our National Anthem? I could HEAR THE JETS but no attempt was made by FoxTV to show them as they roared overhead! Was this a slap in the face to our troops, or what? This really P*SSED ME OFF!!!
  • Museums help Air Force grads get ceremonial flyover, despite sequester cuts

    06/01/2013 1:25:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 30, 2013
    The sequester cuts have grounded the Thunderbirds and other U.S. military flight demonstration teams, but it hasn’t stopped Air Force Academy graduates from getting their own ceremonial flyover. With the help of donations, nine World War II era planes, flown by pilots from the Texas Flying Legends Museum and the National Museum of World War II Aviation, performed at the U.S. Air Force Class of 2013 commencement ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Wednesday.
  • Protect privacy from drones at home, lawmakers say

    07/20/2012 6:06:04 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 7 replies
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | 19 July 2012 | JOAN LOWY
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Before thousands of civilian drones begin flying in U.S. skies, Congress should take steps to protect the public's privacy and prevent terrorists from hacking or jamming signals that control the aircraft, lawmakers said Thursday. House members from both parties said at an oversight hearing that they're worried about potential privacy and security threats as the use of small unmanned aircraft becomes widespread. The Federal Aviation Administration forecasts an estimated 10,000 civilian drones will be in use in the U.S. within five years. Even Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, co-chair of bipartisan group of lawmakers promoting greater domestic use...
  • Space Shuttle Enterprise On Its Way To New York City [flyover expected bet 9:30 & 11:30AM today!]

    04/27/2012 4:52:03 AM PDT · by ETL · 27 replies ^ | April 27, 2012
    NEW YORK (CBS-New York) -- Space shuttle Enterprise will soon begin its final voyage to its new home in New York City. The shuttle is being airlifted on the back of a 747 from Washington’s Dulles Airport. It will then fly over New York City before landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Enterprise was the first shuttle ever to be built by NASA. It never flew into space, but Enterprise paved the way for others that did. NASA engineers used the Enterprise to figure out how to land a shuttle, launching the glider from the back of a modified...
  • Resourceful engineers in crowded Japanese city build flyover via the middle of an office block

    01/30/2012 3:19:18 PM PST · by rawhide · 10 replies
    Resourceful Japanese engineers did not let a small matter like a lack of space deter them when they needed to begin a new construction project and managed to build a road through an office block in the city of Osaka. The 16-storey building Gate Tower Building has a busy fly-over running straight through the ground floor as this amazing picture shows Locals have nicknamed the building the 'beehive' referring to its appearance as a 'bustling place.' The highway is the tenant of those floors and actually pays rent. The lift even passes through the floors without stopping, floor 4 being...
  • Is it too late for Rick Perry to get into presidential race? (Make his mark on the forms?)

    06/20/2011 12:11:47 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 20, 2011 | By Peter Grier
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry sounds more like a presidential candidate by the day. This weekend he gave a rousing speech at the Republican Leadership Conference in which he blasted the Obama administration as a bunch of smarty-pants busy-bodies. “They clearly think they know best,” said Governor Perry. “And let me tell you, I vehemently disagree. They don’t know best.” As he kept speaking he was interrupted by audience members chanting “Run Rick, Run!” But here’s a question: Is it too late for Gov. Perry to throw his drawl into the ring? It gets late early when it comes to running...
  • Flyover - Who needed Jets?

    12/16/2010 12:36:51 PM PST · by bareford101 · 25 replies
    12/16/i10 | self
    Some things you just can't control... Glenn Beck had been trying for weeks to get a military fly-over with fighter jets to start the event, but the White House blocked it saying it was "restricted airspace". The rally started at 10:00 am, but at precisely 9:59am, God gave us His fly-over that could not have been better. I still get Goose bumps when I watch this. Everyone who was there witnessed a miracle You got to remember that GOD is still in charge!!!
  • Air force investigating flyover at football game

    12/04/2010 5:52:22 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 104 replies ^ | 12/4/2010 |
    Four pilots at Vance Air Force Base in Enid are under investigation to determine if they flew too low over Kennick Stadium in Iowa before the Hawkeyes played Ohio State back in November. "The gentlemen involved are instructor pilots and part of this was a training mission," said 1st Lt. Katherine Roling. Although the fly over was authorized, pilots with the Air Force are required to fly at least 1,000 feet above congested areas such as a sports stadium. Nearly two weeks after the flyover, the Air Force is still trying to determine exactly how low the pilots flew. Since...
  • Video: Deepwater Ground Zero Flyover(Real)

    07/19/2010 7:04:15 AM PDT · by · 32 replies
    Despite environmental organizations remaining oddly mum on the BP oil spill, one environmentalist took it upon himself to conduct a flyover of the Gulf region to get a glimpse of what was really going on at the site of the accident. Sea Shepherd CEO, Steve Roest, flies at an undisclosed altitude to examine the situation of Deepwater Horizon. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is considered a radical environmentalist movement known for their blunt, direct tactics. The video is dated as July 6, 2010. Watch as he narrates his account.
  • Saudi Arabia gives Israel clear skies to attack Iranian nuclear sites

    06/14/2010 2:23:22 PM PDT · by Buggman · 21 replies · 414+ views
    The Times Online ^ | June 12, 2010 | Hugh Tomlinson
    Saudi Arabia has conducted tests to stand down its air defences to enable Israeli jets to make a bombing raid on Iran’s nuclear facilities, The Times can reveal. In the week that the UN Security Council imposed a new round of sanctions on Tehran, defence sources in the Gulf say that Riyadh has agreed to allow Israel to use a narrow corridor of its airspace in the north of the country to shorten the distance for a bombing run on Iran. To ensure the Israeli bombers pass unmolested, Riyadh has carried out tests to make certain its own jets are...
  • Navy grounds pilots for low flyover at Tech football game

    03/22/2010 5:58:30 AM PDT · by rawhide · 46 replies · 1,487+ views ^ | 3-22-10 | By Larry Hartstein
    Two Navy fighter pilots have been grounded for their low flyover at a Georgia Tech football game in downtown Atlanta in November, according to several media reports. The aviators, identified by the Virginian-Pilot newspaper as Lt. Cmdr. Marc Fryman and Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Condon, are both Tech graduates. They flew F/A-18 Super Hornets a few hundred feet above Bobby Dodd Stadium after the national anthem prior to the Tech-Wake Forest game on Nov. 7. Navy rules require flyovers to be done at 1,000 feet or higher, according to NavyTimes. The Navy assigned Fryman and Condon to non-flying jobs. Several videos...
  • NYPD Issues Warning About Military Fly-Over

    02/05/2010 12:13:49 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 11 replies · 759+ views
    Unnamed | 02/05.2010 | NA
    NYPD Issues Warning About Military Fly-Over (New York, NY) -- New Yorkers shouldn't be alarmed if they see a military jet flying low over the city skyline Friday morning. The NYPD has issued an alert that a Navy EA-6B Prowler plans fly over the Verrazano Bridge shortly after 9:30 a.m. Eastern time. From there, the twin-engine, mid-wing electronic warfare aircraft will reportedly head north, although details on its exact mission are unclear.
  • Barack Obama’s Administration Kills a Military Fly Over

    08/21/2009 7:41:09 PM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 24 replies · 2,030+ views ^ | August 21, 2009 | Erick Erickson
    For 42 years, the God and Country Rally in Idaho has started its rally with a military fly over. The God and Country Rally is a non-denominational rally that supports American soldiers. For 42 years the Pentagon has carried out the military fly over. Not any more. In Barack Obama’s America, the military is no longer allowed to do such things if the group requesting the fly over is Christian oriented. That’s not an exaggeration.
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.
  • Now that's what I call a fly-past: US Navy F18 streaks past apartment block

    07/13/2009 8:48:40 AM PDT · by traumer · 62 replies · 4,772+ views
    This is the moment a a US Navy pilot gave a shocked resident a very close look at his F18. The fighter/bomber streaked past an apartment block on the banks of the Detroit River at the weekend. It was part of a tactical demonstration fly-past to open a speedboat race in the North American city. Officials waived rules to allow the Navy flyers to swoop under 100ft along the waterway. The jets had flown in from the Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia to put on a spectacular show for thousands of spectators. The Chrysler Jeep Superstores APBA Gold Cup...
  • Pentagon says "no" to flyover for God and Country Family Festival

    07/10/2009 5:53:18 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 36 replies · 1,302+ views UPDATED ^ | July 7, 2009 | UPDATED
    NAMPA -- More than four decades of tradition were changed this year at the God and Country Family Festival in Nampa. Typically, a military flyover is a highlight of the event, but this year it did not happen. To make a fly over happen you have to get permission from the Pentagon. It hasn't been a problem in the past but this year it was --all because of the word "God."
  • Air Force Denies Request for Flyover at Christian Festival

    07/08/2009 4:47:39 AM PDT · by Bulldawg Fan · 23 replies · 1,054+ views ^ | 7/7/09 | unknown
    An Idaho community had secured an Air Force flyover for its local festival every year for more than 40 years, organizers say, but this year, the Air Force turned the request down over the festival's religious focus. The God and Country Family Festival in Nampa, Idaho, applied to the Pentagon for the flyover but was denied in an e-mail, board member Patti Syme told KTBV. Syme said the e-mail from a defense official informed her the Pentagon prohibited support of special interest groups. "I called him immediately and just said, you know hey we've been doing this for 42 years,...
  • Air Force Denies Request for Flyover at Christian Festival....

    An Idaho community had secured an Air Force flyover for its local festival every year for more than 40 years, organizers say, but this year, the Air Force turned the request down over the festival's religious focus. The God and Country Family Festival in Nampa, Idaho, applied to the Pentagon for the flyover but was denied in an e-mail, board member Patti Syme told KTBV. Syme said the e-mail from a defense official informed her the Pentagon prohibited support of special interest groups. "I called him immediately and just said, you know hey we've been doing this for 42 years,...
  • Pentagon Denies Flyover of Patriotic 'God and Country Rally' in Nampa Idaho

    07/03/2009 7:45:45 PM PDT · by Man50D · 30 replies · 5,963+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | July 3, 2009
    Contact: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Christian Defense Coalition, 540-538-4741, 202-547-1735; Brandi Swindell, Director, Generation Life, 208-867-1307; Patti Syme, Director, The God and Country Rally, 208-573-9300 NAMPA, Idaho, July 3 /Christian Newswire/ -- This marks the first time in the 42 year history of the event that a flyover request was denied by the Pentagon. The event is held ever year to honor the spiritual foundations of our country with a special emphasis on the men and women who serve in the armed forces. In past years, the "God and Country Rally" has focused on honoring and paying tribute to those...
  • Transparency and Taking Air Force One on a Joyride

    05/12/2009 8:51:15 PM PDT · by michaeljrhodente · 301+ views
    off the wall with mickey ^ | may, 12 | mickey
    Homosexual lobbyists have successfully convinced the federal government to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars on AIDS research (when people are dying or suffering from usually non-preventable diseases like pediatric cancer or neurological disorders).
  • The Filming Of "Red Tails"

    05/11/2009 6:37:28 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 54 replies · 1,872+ views
    THE OBAMA FILE ^ | 5/10/09 | BECKWITH
    This is a great video. It shows the three aircraft orbiting over the Statue of Liberty during the Air Farce One incident. (The money shot is near the end) The "Red Tail F-16" is clearly a prop. If the George Lucas' film "Red Tails" has, as is likely, a 3D IMAX version, and this sequence were to be used as an epilogue, the camera plane would likely have an external camera mount to attach an IMAX camera. Publicity stills would have been photographed by an air combat photographer during the flight. According to this Wall Street Journal article, the camera...
  • Feds cancel military flight over Hudson River, police say

    05/11/2009 9:18:50 AM PDT · by VinL · 6 replies · 690+ views
    AP_Pravda ^ | 5-11-09 | Staff
    The Federal Aviation Administration today canceled a military flight scheduled to fly up the Hudson River, New York Police said. A city notification system alerted the public to the flight, set for 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The military plane was supposed to fly down and back up the Hudson River. The type of plane wasn't specified. [snip for photo] Police said the flight had been previously scheduled, likely before the incident two weeks ago when a Boeing 747 used by the president flew over lower Manhattan and caused a brief panic in New York. A White House official resigned...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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 |
    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.
  • White House to Release Photo From New York Flyover

    05/06/2009 1:06:58 PM PDT · by Son House · 64 replies · 3,376+ views
    FOXNEWS ^ | May 06, 2009 | FOXNEWS
    "We'll release its findings and release a photo," he said. That was after Gibbs indicated Tuesday that the White House would not release any images. "I've watched CNN," he said at the time, noting the considerable coverage from amateur footage. "I didn't notice a lack of archival material from that flight." The flyover triggered panic among New Yorkers as well as the internal review by the Obama administration. Officials last week sent an Air Force One backup plane to fly over lower Manhattan to capture the presidential plane with the Statue of Liberty in the background. The public was not...
  • The Selective Transparency of Barack Obama

    05/06/2009 7:52:23 AM PDT · by Scanian · 18 replies · 883+ views ^ | May 06, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Sunlight is for suckers. The New York Post reported on Tuesday that the White House will not release the $328,835 snapshots taken of the president's Boeing VC-25A that buzzed lower Manhattan. The entire world has seen news and amateur photos and videos of the incident, but if President Obama has his way, taxpayers won't be able to see the flyover photos they paid for with their own money. This will make for an interesting response to my Freedom of Information Act requests. After the bizarre mission caused distress and panic among countless New York City residents who were intentionally left...
  • White House Declines to Release Photos of New York City Flyover

    05/05/2009 3:35:44 PM PDT · by KJC1 · 80 replies · 2,294+ views ^ | 05-05-09
    WASHINGTON — The White House is refusing to release the controversial photos of Air Force One flying over the Manhattan skyline last week that triggered panic among New Yorkers and an internal review in the Obama administration. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Tuesday that there was no need to release them. "I've watched CNN," he said, noting the considerable coverage from amateur footage. "I didn't notice a lack of archival material from that flight." He added that he didn't know where to locate the photos taken from inside the plane.
  • 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
  • Video: Scare Force One pics to remain classified

    05/05/2009 8:48:52 AM PDT · by Free America52 · 25 replies · 1,299+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 05/05/09 | Free America
    * 3-hour trip on Air Force One: $300,000 * Military jet escort: $30,000 * Pictures generated from panicking the largest American city: Classified. The White House has decided to keep the pictures from the Scare Force One classified, which given the circumstances, seems like an odd decision: Watch video at link.
  • 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 Photo Op: What Was FAA's Role? (Link to Memo)

    04/30/2009 8:48:12 AM PDT · by TankerKC · 57 replies · 2,886+ views
    AVweb ^ | Apr 29, 2009 | Paul Bertorelli
    An FAA memo ( PDF) floating around the Internet Wednesday suggests that if the FAA didn't originate the secrecy surrounding Monday's White House photo op over New York, it certainly went along with it. The memo—authored by James J. Johnston of the agency's security operations branch—clearly indicates the FAA was notified well ahead of the planned flyover and that it recognized the kind of reaction it might cause. The memo begins by saying: "The information in this document is considered FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY, and should only be shared with persons with a need to know. Information in this document...