Posted by: Calmseas (Mike) | May 1, 2009

The Manhattan Project

Low Flying PlaneLast Monday, a 747 jumbo jet flew low over New York City with a couple of F-16 fighters shadowing above and behind.  The photo that I saw gives a distinct impression that this jet is headed straight into a skyscraper.  On the ground, office workers fled their buildings and streamed into the streets in a full-out panic.

What was behind this scenario?  Were New Yorkers witnessing another terrorist strike not at all unlike 9/11?  Or was this another disabled, errant airliner like the incident on the Hudson?

No.  Neither.  This was, quite simply, an Obama administration photo op.  Huh?  You heard it right.  The Obama administration wanted a brand new photo of Air Force One flying above the Statue of Liberty with a fighter escort on the wings.

This is just another example of the arrogance and idiocy that has marked the first 100 days of the administration of the “current occupant” (to use a term that Garrison Keillor loved to use so much during the last administration). With all of the trillions of dollars that this president has already sent down the tubes, they waste a fist-full more by staging this “spectacle” or “incident” or . . . I don’t know that you would call it.  Why not take a stock photo of the plane and another one of the statue and combine the two? “Hey,” Mr. President, “ever hear of ‘Photoshop?’”

The Manhattan Project, as I think I will call this, is a microcosmic representation of the macrocosmic, cataclysmic, disastrous first 100 days of this administration.  From tax-cheat cabinet members, to nationalization of banks and major US corporations, to spending that would make Paris Hilton blush, this administration is out of control and steering the ship of state straight toward the rocky shoals with the boilers stoked to their maximum.

But all of this is what Obama said he would do if elected.  So at least it can’t be said that he is not following through on campaign promises.  Arrogance and idiocy—the bywords of this administration.  If I can’t do anything about all of this—and I can’t—then at least I can pull up a seat to the greatest three-ring circus this country has ever seen.  Someone please pass the popcorn.



  1. One… Two… Three… Four… Five… Six… Seven… Eight…Nine… TEN.


    You feel better?

    I do.

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