I can't help myself, I'm putting on my tinfoil hat and thinking of conspiracy theories. What if this wasn't the result of the White House "Stupid Service", I mean what if Obama and his inner circle thought it might be really funny to pull the ultimate fire alarm, and send New Yorkers running for the exits?Posted by Boots at April 27, 2009 8:37 PM
The brother is just cruisin' Manhattan in the ultimate 'pimp my ride'. Wait until he lowers the limo.
JWMPosted by jwm at April 27, 2009 9:04 PM
Having the F-16 fighter come in behind the jumbo was just an extra-dollop of mental retardation slopped on just to make it rich enough.
I said the same thing (um, just not as well). However, my normally a-political wife said:
"This wasn't an accident. Obama did this on purpose to remind us and have us screaming for more government power and protection!"
I didn't even know my lovely wife owned a tin-foil hat.
It's an interesting take: for the moonbats who thought Geo. Bush exploited our fears to gain power, they think the route to power is by creating fear and exploiting it.
"That Reichstag isn't going to burn itself, y'know!"Posted by Gray at April 27, 2009 9:55 PM
For more than a year after 9/11, the first thing I did every morning was listen to the TONE of the voices on the radio/alarm to hear if they sounded conversational, and then I would sigh, "so far, so good." To this day, if I look at a clear blue sky, I think of that morning, and how empty the sky was after the attack. When I drive by an airport, and see a plane take-off or land, I can't help but remember.
The WH seems determined to pretend 9/11 never happened. This incredibly screwed up idea has brought it screaming back to memory. Idiots.Posted by The Anchoress at April 27, 2009 10:12 PM
Absolutely idiotic to do this without at least notifying the NY authorities.
It also reveals how little money means to our government. They needed new photos? So they fly planes low over NYC? Er, dubya tee eff!Posted by K at April 27, 2009 10:19 PM
IIRC, both Cory Lidle's fatal small-plane accident in 2006 and Captain Sullenberger's emergency landing on the Hudson just a few months ago frightened a good many New Yorkers. A knowledge of history (even recent history) has never been Teh One's strong suit, of course.Posted by Connecticut Yankee at April 27, 2009 10:26 PM
Gray, you're a riot.
I have the same reaction as The Anchoress to a sparkling clear, flawless blue sky. More often than not, "that feeling" creeps in before idle enjoyment has a chance to settle in. And I live on the Left coast. What keeps some of us jittery still is that certain related phenomena are accelerating in the wrong direction and the Stoopud Squad just cheers them on-- the relentless Islamic drive for domination, with or without violent jihad.
You could take Barry's missteps and blatant insanity (e.g. relations with foreign despots) and multiply by ten orders of magnitude and STILL the moonbags would worship him. The plane stunt is unbelievable. The good news is that planning the social calendar is easier when we know who voted for Change.Posted by Hannon at April 27, 2009 10:51 PM
I was at a memorial gathering in Seattle on September 15, 2001. This was either the first or second day that commercial planes were allowed to fly again after the 9-11 grounding.
Every time a plane from Sea-Tac Airport roared overhead, everybody's eyes jerked up to the sky and they gave a nervous little grin or humorless chuckle.
It's September 10th in America again.Posted by Mumblix Grumph at April 28, 2009 4:18 AM
With such utter stupidity ending the first 100 days, one can only wonder what the next cycle will bring. Good recollection.Posted by Webutante at April 28, 2009 6:26 AM
Why was everybody running? What were they afraid of?
Come on. We ALL heard Michael Moore....
There IS NO terrorist threat!!!Posted by gabrielpicasso at April 28, 2009 7:55 AM
If we can have the office of "Stupid Service" for the White House, can we also have one for Congress as well, since they seem to be proceeding in the same manner, as if it were September 10?Posted by Candy at April 28, 2009 1:33 PM
Quote of the Day Year:
Does any image illustrate so neatly the wrongheadedness of the Obama administration than Americans scrambling in terror from Air Force One?
From Ace of Spades, and said to be from Tantor, although I couldn't find it on that site.Posted by rickl at April 29, 2009 1:41 AM
Maybe you should rethink your views on the secret service....
I am quite sure that Obama would be happy to have any one of them killed to further his political career.
In fact, I am quite sure that Obama would be quite happy to kill millions of americans to remain in office.Posted by jack at April 29, 2009 7:48 AM