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White House To NYC: Drop Dead

By Wyatt Earp | April 27, 2009

nyc-airliner1Note to the jackasses in the Obama administration: Low-flying airliners over the Manhattan skyline without notifying the public can lead to hysteria. Maybe next time, you folks could create a photo op somewhere else?

You know, like a city that wasn’t attacked by two low-flying jetliners!!!


NEW YORK — A White House official apologized Monday after a low-flying Boeing 747 spotted above the Manhattan skyline frightened workers and residents into evacuating buildings.

The aircraft was a White House plane taking part in a classified, government-sanctioned photo shoot, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

“Last week, I approved a mission over New York. I take responsibility for that decision,” said Louis Caldera, director of the White House Military Office. “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.”

It’s nice of Caldera to fall on his sword, but if you think the administration – and Obama himself – didn’t know about this, you’re kidding yourself.

Witnesses reported seeing the plane circle over the Upper New York Bay near the Statue of Liberty before flying up the Hudson River. It was accompanied by two F-16s.

Even New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg wasn’t notified. Classeless, idiotic, and dangerous in my opinion.

New York Police Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne said the department had been alerted to the flight by the federal agency “with directives to local authorities not to disclose information about it.” (H/TCNN)

Frakkin’ inexcusable. With all the messes that the country is currently dealing with, a photo op is on the list of Things To Do? You have got to be kidding me.

Topics: Snarkasm | 24 Comments »

24 Responses to “White House To NYC: Drop Dead”

  1. Daisy Says:
    April 27th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    I saw a video about it on Yahoo and those planes were VERY low. I know I would have been scared shitless if I had lived in NY and saw that.

    Some people just don’t think.

  2. RT Says:
    April 27th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Nice thing to do to a population of folks who are probably suffering from PTSD from 9/11. Asses.

    Ditto, Daisy.

  3. CaptainAmerica Says:
    April 27th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Dude, you really have to stop dividing the country. This is just nonsense. You’re just grasping at straws. This is weak stuff.

    EXCEPT: Now we know who the idiot in the OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS- Louis Caldera!
    Not only did Caldera APPROVE THE MISSION, HIS AGENCY ORDERED IT HUSHED UP thus ensuring half of Lower Manhattan was scared sh*tless causing a justifiable panic among thousands of citizens. Professional, organized and capable governments don’t cause panic and fear among the population they are SUPPOSED TO PROTECT!

    I stand by my post that this administration couldn’t give a rats azz about what happened on 911.

    Now tell me who is weak?

  4. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    April 27th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    his entire campaign and time in office has been a photo op.

    and party.

    and spending spree.

    …hard work and substance? not so much.

  5. Eric T Says:
    April 27th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Once again I have to ask, “What would this story have looked like had George W. done the same thing?”

  6. brent Says:
    April 27th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    How could this be confused with anything malevolent? I mean come on, a 747 being flying low around NYC, being chased by fighter jets? I mean really, what’s wrong with that picture?

    I’m trying of some way to justify that, but the picture above makes my blood boil – these are just not serious people, and they are certainly not leaders or statesmen.

  7. yochanan ben avrohom Says:
    April 27th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    bulk shit is bull shit made by the gov’t

    obama is so sept 10th.

    beyond clueless

  8. Jon Brooks Says:
    April 27th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Obambi: “Pilot?”
    Pilot: “yessir?”
    Obambi: “Circle back around and see if you can get any of them by the water to jump in!”
    Pilot: “Aye Aye Sir”
    obambi: “Radio the escort and have him pretend to strafe us, that should get em moving down there”
    obambi: “They really do look like little ants..MUHAHAHAHAHAH!”

  9. Wyatt Earp Says:
    April 27th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Daisy – Some news sources stated that the flyover was to get an updated photo of Air Force One. Pure insanity.

    RT – It doesn’t make any sense at all. Forget the Caldera apology. Obama should issue an apology to the people of New York City.

    Captain – Can you imagine them telling the NYPD, then adding: “You will not disclose this information.” Unreal!

    Smite – And yet, his approval numbers are through the roof. I’ll wait longer than 100 days to decide if he is/was a good president. You can rarely judge that while a man is in office.

    Eric T – The Daily Kos people would be calling for his head! Similarly, what would people do if Bush were golfing during the swine flu pandemic?

    Brent – It is one of the dumbest decisions I have ever seen. Fly the airliner over Mount Rushmore or somewhere else, but not NYC . . . nor the Pentagon.

    Yochanan – And, sadly, so are many of his appointees.

    Jon – I have to admit, if I were in NYC, I would have tinkled my pants a little at that. Can’t blame the residents and workers there.

  10. Jon Brooks Says:
    April 27th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    I know wyatt..what this scum did was the same as going to a Mafia funeral and popping a paper bag in the back of the parlor just to watch them jump.

  11. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    April 27th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Wyatt – “You can rarely judge that while a man is in office.” except if your name is George Bush. Then you’re Hitler, with ties to (insert your choice here).

  12. Randal Graves Says:
    April 27th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    “The FAA, however, says they contacted the NYPD, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Office, New Jersey state police and other local authorities were told ahead of time about the shoot.”

    someone’s lying….oh, and Obama is the devil.

  13. Standin' John Says:
    April 28th, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Bloomberg denied knowing about the flight.

    Obama flew, Bloomberg knew, this message brought by “Turk 182″!

    Wow. Never thought I could throw out that reference!

  14. dorkelina Says:
    April 28th, 2009 at 3:22 am

    (Whoa, I am so impressed by the Turk 182 reference that I almost forgot my comment!)

    This was a bonehead move that would have gotten George W. Bush fricasseed by the media. It’s just sad to me that the same people who believed that everything terrible that happened was Bush’s stupidity/evil genius plans (depending on what was going to get more attention) at work are all too happy to believe that this new bag of douche is somehow “honest” or “trustworthy”. Wake up and smell the politicians. Obama’s not the devil and neither was George W. Bush- they are BOTH politicians. They probably make the devil puke.

  15. RT Says:
    April 28th, 2009 at 3:23 am

    “…what this scum did was the same as going to a Mafia funeral and popping a paper bag in the back of the parlor just to watch them jump.”

    HA! Now, that would be funny. (Note to any wiseguys reading this…not that I would do it, but it would be funny.)

  16. Alan B Says:
    April 28th, 2009 at 5:42 am

    Beyond stpuid. I’m speechless – and it doesn’t happen oftern!

  17. Alan B Says:
    April 28th, 2009 at 5:42 am

    Beyond being able to spell too!

  18. GroovyVic Says:
    April 28th, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Obviously Lower Manhattan hasn’t forgotten 9/11…but it seems the Obama administration clearly has.

  19. Sully Says:
    April 28th, 2009 at 7:52 am

    When this first came across the news I thought it was a joke… This stunt was beyond stupid.

  20. Old NFO Says:
    April 28th, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Hmmm… Funny thing is, NYPD was advised by WHMO last week… Sounds like some CYA going on in NYC… And yeah, Obama knew- They have WHMO under the thumb BIG TIME!!!

  21. Deanna Says:
    April 28th, 2009 at 10:04 am

    WHY did a photo op have to be hush hush?

  22. Jon Brooks Says:
    April 28th, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    Deanna…some returning right wing extremist veteran
    or “__________________” (fill in the blank from the DHS report) might have a stinger or a russian sa-7?

  23. Wyatt Earp Says:
    April 28th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Jon – But in that case, it would be funny. In this one? Not so much.

    Smite – “Hamas?”

    Randal – And the NYPD was told to not mention the flyover. Bloomberg may be lying – he’s a politician. So is Obama. If you actually think he had no idea the FAA took the backup Air Force One out for a joyride, you’re smoking crack.

    Standin’ John – Someone notify Code Pink!

    Dorkelina – Amen to that. At the end of the day they’re all liars in my book.

    RT – Careful – You’re from Joisy.

    Alan B – It’s okay, this stunt was beyond stupid.

    GroovyVic – It wans’t the administration . . . it was just the FAA. /snark. (Try to believe that they aren’t connected.)

    Sully – If it was a joke, no one was laughing.

    Old NFO – But no, Obama had no idea . . . Bawahahahahahahahaha!!!

    Deanna – because if they announced it, people would have had a fit. And rightly so.

    Jon – Yeah, all us “radicals.”

  24. RT Says:
    April 28th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Maybe my fall was a “hit”. Hmm…