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Old 1st May 2010, 20:08   #7841 (permalink)
 
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I don't care who you are...

What kind of thing is that to say, Brick?

Of course you care who I am. I am one of "us" aren't I, the RingWingSisterhood (haven't a clue what it means, dear boy, I just love the sound of it), the slavering pack of rabid wolves, those thugs who step on the toes of sandal-wearers to then take their lunch money and their Che beanies, giving them only "wedgies" in return.

We huddled in misery not so long ago, rain dripping down the necks of our bomber jackets and soaking through our black bovver boots, jubilating choruses of "It's Change, Change we can believe it! Yay, yippee, huzzah, go Barry! You da Man! Where's my welfare check, I gots to git me a Cadillac?" driving us even further into near-despair yet crumble did our morale not.

Nay, look at us now, little more than a year later! We march down the sidewalk shoulder to shoulder, shoving all those weenie liberals into the gutter, pausing occasionally to give a Volvo station wagon with an Obama/Biden sticker a good keying and nobody dares utter that "C" word in our hearing as we make our unstoppable way back into power.
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Old 1st May 2010, 20:09   #7842 (permalink)
 
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I do remember reading criticism for his response.
Exactly. Massive federal aid poured into New Orleans (leaving aside the professional responses of the state and local authorities in just as hard hit Mississippi and Alabama) just four days after Katrina hit. Nearly three of those days were wasted because the mayor of New Orleans and the governor of Louisiana did not request federal help. That federal help could not be provided, according to law, until those local entities asked for help.

But, who bore the blame? Who was and is hounded as being incompetent regarding the response to Katrina?

Why is that same scrutiny not being applied now to the current occupant of the White House? Why is He getting a free pass? Ten days now and counting and the situation is still getting worse.

GWB was classed as "uncaring" because he didn't go to visit, knowing his entourage would disrupt the relief effort and take up valuable ramp space at the sole functioning airport at the time.

Barry is just now getting around tomorrow to taking a look. But He managed to get in some golf in the meantime.

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I think you are missing a quite clear distinction Brickhistory
To the contrary, I see the distinction quite clearly.
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Old 2nd May 2010, 00:34   #7843 (permalink)
 
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Well, the NYT is starting to question His response time...

which cannot be good.

A crack in the foundation of Mount Olympus?

BP Is Criticized Over Oil Spill, but U.S. Missed Chances to Act - NYTimes.com

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The Department of Homeland Security waited until Thursday to declare that the incident was a spill of national significance, and then set up a second command center in Mobile. The actions came only after the estimate of the size of the spill was increased fivefold to 5,000 barrels a day.

The delay meant that the Homeland Security Department waited until late this week to formally request a more robust response from the Department of Defense, with Ms. Napolitano acknowledging even as late as Thursday afternoon that she did not know if the Defense Department even had equipment that might be helpful.
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But it is still the government, in this case the Coast Guard, that has the final say. A law passed a year after the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster makes the owner of a rig or vessel responsible for cleaning up a spill. But oversight of the cleanup is designated to the Coast Guard, with advice from other federal agencies.
So in this case, the decision authority was the federal government from the get go.

So from April 20th to April 30th-ish, Barry's executive branch did f*ck all.

Obama too slow to act in dealing with oil spill - St. Petersburg Times

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President Barack Obama met U2's Bono in the Oval Office on Friday when he should have been headed to the Gulf Coast.
Who's responsible now?
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Old 2nd May 2010, 00:56   #7844 (permalink)
 
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Telling little comment buried in the article...

Shades of Katrina in oil spill politics - Eamon Javers and Harry Siegel - POLITICO.com

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"Obama has thus far dodged a bullet for saying oil rigs are safe 18 days before this one blew. If Bush had said that we'd be hammering him. Except for that comment before the spill, I give him high marks," Begala said.
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Old 2nd May 2010, 01:30   #7845 (permalink)
 
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Anyone keeping score?

ON Barry's unfulfilled promises?

ODSD: Obama Double Standard Disease - Yahoo! News

Guantanemo Bay closed? Nope.

$787 billion dollar stimulus bill and lower unemployment? Nope.

Better relations with Iran? Don't think so.

Gays in the military? Nope.

Military tells Congress to keep gay ban for now - Yahoo! News

So when does He get held accountable?

Despite His campaigning for the races, the losses in New Jersey, Virginia, and Massachusetts were the first signs of voter retribution.

I hope and believe (ironic, aint' it?) that this November will be a very bad scorecard for Him.
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Old 2nd May 2010, 06:14   #7846 (permalink)
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Maybe He's Ahmadinejad's and Chavez' Poodle.

Who's the oil spill diversity czar anyway? Why isn't He/She/It protecting the poor black folks of Louisiana?
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Old 2nd May 2010, 08:15   #7847 (permalink)
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Let's wait and see if they can trace who was behind the bomb in Times Square, and depending who it was, what the consequences are.
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Old 2nd May 2010, 14:19   #7848 (permalink)
 
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If the report is true saying there were "fireworks" in the vehicle along with the other components it would suggest to me it was a very amateurish attempt. That would indicate it was more a "nut case" rather than a dedicated and trained Terrorist.
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Old 2nd May 2010, 19:40   #7849 (permalink)
 
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"I haven't been able to get in touch with her...

and I am strong believer that we are a nation of laws."

Here's an old interview with then candidate Obama regarding his illegal aunt living in public housing in Baltimore.

Video: Barack Obama says his Aunt should be deported | Mofo Politics | Hoping Obama Fails

So, He then, and now, apparently isn't much on helping family. Admittedly, if He interfered now with her deportation proceedings, He'd get hammered unmercifully.

But I love His "We're a nation of laws" and those laws should be obeyed.

Unless, of course, it's an Arizona law.
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Old 2nd May 2010, 19:51   #7850 (permalink)

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Unless, of course, it's an Arizona law.
Which is about an exact copy of the Federal Law, guess He doesn't know that either.
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Old 2nd May 2010, 20:07   #7851 (permalink)
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guess He doesn't know that either
In fairness, it probably hasn't shown up on His teleprompter.
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Old 2nd May 2010, 20:38   #7852 (permalink)
 
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Keep that chopper stable fellah! All I can do is talk about my own history. It is mine. My own damned prejudice!

On the current incumbents I am apt to agree with you!
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Old 2nd May 2010, 20:39   #7853 (permalink)
 
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Pull the other one!

The President of the United States is unable to get in touch with his own aunt who is living at a fixed address right there in Boston. Well, durn! No wonder we cannot find Osama bin Laden!

Maybe we should forget Delta Force and send some reporters looking for Osama bin Laden, because they sure didn't have any trouble finding that aunt of Obama's!

What a hypocritical, greedy, self-centred toad! "Auntie, what Auntie? Oh, you mean THAT Auntie, the one I put in that book I had ghost-written! Umm, no idea, really, where she is now and I seem to have forgotten her old address too, right down to the name of the city or even the state, probably some place I have never been. Well, if I ever remember how to get in touch with her, what would you expect me to do, set her up with a cheap ticket back to Kenya, a place to live and a modest pension? What do you think I am, a multi-millionaire?"
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Old 2nd May 2010, 22:02   #7854 (permalink)
 
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It wasn't so long ago that colonials said, "The Sun doesn't set on the British Empire, because even God doesn't trust the British in the dark". So watch it!

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Old 2nd May 2010, 22:12   #7855 (permalink)
 
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Nambi, I actually kinda agree with you.

It wasn't too long ago when succeeding Presidents stood by the word of his predecessor regarding foreign policy knowing that he would want the same thing once he was out of office.

Similarly, there was a unwritten precedent about former presidents commenting publicly about the incumbent.

The US should want stability in its foreign policy, it should want its allies to know that there is trust (at least as far as nations go) on both sides.

Both of these characteristics were broken - the first by Obama and His public World Apology Tour. The second by Jimmy Carter.

There seems to be a theme here...
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Old 2nd May 2010, 22:17   #7856 (permalink)
 
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Galaxy (at my flippant worst) if you are referring to the English paper of the same name then your comment is a work of genius.

Brick

As always an honourable man. I appreciate your perspective. When push comes to shove let men like you have their say I say!

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Old 2nd May 2010, 22:18   #7857 (permalink)
 
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Say, barry, about those warming relations with Syria...

Syria: US weapons charges like false Iraq claims - Yahoo! News

Sure am glad you unilaterally decided to put a full ambassador back in Syria.

That seems to be helping lots.
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Old 3rd May 2010, 02:17   #7858 (permalink)
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Wasn't the aunt invited to the immaculation in DC? How did they know where to send the invitation?
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Old 3rd May 2010, 02:24   #7859 (permalink)
 
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I think the bloom is off the Rose folks.....even CNN is seeing through the Democrats and the Annointed One!








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Old 3rd May 2010, 09:19   #7860 (permalink)
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The Obama administration and GM accused of being co-conspiritors in security fraud.

INVESTIGATE THIS

Over the past week or so we have noted the fraudulent General Motors public relations blitz promoting its supposed repayment of the money it owes the United States government. GM chairman and chief executive officer Edward Whitacre led off the blitz in the Wall Street Journal column "The GM bailout: Paid back in full." GM followed up Whitacre's announcement with a an equally misleading advertisement featuring Whitacre.

I wrote about GM's public relations blitz here, here, and here. The third of these three posts includes the video of GM's ad featuring Whitacre.

Whitacre and GM omitted two facts that render their public relations blitz highly misleading. They are the kind of omissions that constitute securities fraud when made by a company in connection with the purchase or sale of a security or when a company reports its financial results.

First, Whitacre and GM omitted any mention of the remaining $50 billion or so that the government has sunk in the company's equity. Second, Whitacre and GM omitted any mention of the source of the funds with which GM "repaid" the loan. According to TARP Special Inspector General Neil Barofsky, the source of the funds in whole or in substantial part was the United States government TARP program, not GM earnings.

GM's fraudulent public relations blitz took place with the support of the Obama administration, up to and including Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner. Geithner's participation makes his tax cheating and related testimony pale in comparison.

In retrospect, it is obvious that GM undertook the blitz at the behest of the Obama administration. It is symptomatic of the era of national socialism in which we find ourselves, and for which GM is a leading indicator.

Gretchen Morgenson tells the story in the Business section of today's New York Times. Morgenson credits Senator Charles Grassley for his role in exposing the fraud, calls out Geithner et al. for supporting it, and makes all the key points. Amazing.
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