Exploits of another crazy/stupid Republican

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X marks the spot

Sierra Madre, CA

#1 Jul 6, 2011
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) was flying his twin-engine Cessna 340 down to Port Isabel, Tex., on October 21, 2011 headed to South Padre Island. He's done this for the last 50 years.

Inhofe was preparing to land, he (failed) to noticed huge (60 feet long by 10 feet wide) yellow X's on the main runway. The big X signs were laid out to indicate that the runway was closed for general airport maintenance.

Republican an Senator, Inhofe, who was piloting with three passengers, told us Tuesday that he was "getting ready to land, then I saw a big X," the workers and the equipment. So he flew the six-seater over the workers and landed "well off to the side," he said.

In addition to the X markings, airports also use markers with reflectors or lights to alert a closed runway. Also, runway closures and other important information are highlighted in what's called a Notice to Airmen, or NOTAM, which all pilots are supposed to read before take-off. Inhofe said he "didn't have a NOTAM."

On Sunday, Inhofe headed back home --- but not without incident. Fortunately, he didn't try to take off on the closed runway. Actually, he didn't try to take off on any of the four bi-directional runways at the airport. He chose instead to use a taxiway.

"I really didn't have a choice," he explained, "given the size of the plane. The taxiway is very wide and long, better than the rough runways" at that airport. " He notified the airport official of his plan.

But landing on a closed runway and taking off on a taxiway could be considered a major no-no by the FAA, which can suspend Inhofe's pilot's license if it deems there were serious infractions.In practice, however, suspensions are uncommon, we're told, unless there's possible criminal activity -- drugs, for example -- or the infractions were intentional or caused injury. Pilots may voluntarily file a report to explain such incidents, and that usually closes the matter.

Inhofe's best bet, though, might be to make sure that Republicans win control of the Senate next week so that he can become chairman of the Senate transportation subcommittee on aviation.
KOA pilot

Sierra Madre, CA

#2 Jul 6, 2011
Boyd also said that Inhofe showed little contrition following the close call.“He come over here and started being like,'What the hell is this? I was supposed to have unlimited airspace.'”

During a conversation with a second FAA representative, Boyd said,“As much work as I do on airports and runways, it’s the first time I’ve ever had this happen.”

Inhofe, he added,“knew the runway was closed…he started to land on the north end, he just went right over a huge yellow ‘X’ and he was coming down right in the middle of us, and he finally, somebody noticed us waving at him I guess.”

“He sky hopped over us,” said Boyd.“He was determined to land on that runway come hell or high water evidently.”

He added,“I’m still shaking…I was in the middle of the runway, I headed for high country.”

This sounds more and more like a typical REPUBLICAN. Inhofe, also holds a commercial pilots license or did?
Boniehner listen

Monrovia, CA

#3 Jul 9, 2011
The Republicans need to give on the increase in taxing and tax cuts for the rich.

Oil companies need to lose the tax shelter, they have lived under for fifty years plus.

Gotta spend less and make more.

I have paid off my depts this very same way and now have a surplus of cash.

We don't have to make our elderly suffer in order to achieve this either.

Also we need to pull back on international aid and bring back our soldiers.

This alone would increase our cash flow.

Change our terrif laws to be more realistic and encourage the USA to be a industrialized nation again instead of just a consumer.
Political Stunt

Sierra Madre, CA

#4 Jul 11, 2011
A Southern California Republican says it is time to split California in half.

A Riverside County supervisor from Temecula, says he wants 13 of the state's mostly conservative counties to break away and become South-California.

The proposed South California would be made up of Fresno, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, Orange, San Bernardino, San Diego, Tulare and Riverside counties. That totals about 13 million people.

Stone says as it is, California is an ungovernable financial catastrophe that is forcing businesses to flee and crushing taxpayers with welfare programs.

A spokesman for Gov. Jerry Brown says this is a laughable political stunt.

It's a supremely ridiculous waste of everybody's time, if you want to live in a Republican state with very conservative right-wing laws, then there's a place called Arizona.

More than 220 groups/people have tried to propose a split of California since the 1850s.
Step it UP

Monrovia, CA

#5 Jul 13, 2011
Why does the GOP insist that WE (middle class America) make sacrifices and cuts for the good of the nation while the millionairess, billionaires and corporations get more tax breaks?

What happened to SHARED sacrifice?

A stand off that will cost the Republican Party big time!

People will see for themselves and move on, except you'll not be with them!

Your NO leader's, infact at this point your a bunch of anchors stuck in the MUD.
Markie The Boy Moron

Anaheim, CA

#6 Jul 14, 2011
Markie, you are way too stupid to argue anything at a local level so in what backwards universe do you think you can do so on a national level? Trying to explain things to a hateful and cowardly piece of crap like you is a waste of time as your posts show your mental soundness is in question. Letting you rant to show the people what a phony you are is good enough for me.
TeaPartyBrat

Monrovia, CA

#7 Jul 14, 2011
In yesterday’s meeting Cantor acted like a little kid, interrupted the President spouting talking points and NOT ONE idea.

Then Cantor tried to say that President Obama stormed out of the meeting which was later proved to be false.

Hypocrite, who is the one that walks out of meetings.

Again, blame somebody else for the very same thing that you are guilty of.

The President told all of them in no uncertain words that they were doing exactly what this country finds so repugnant about politics.

He told them to go get their acts together and start finding solutions to the problem and then adjourned the meeting.
Caught lLrking

Playa Del Rey, CA

#8 Jul 14, 2011
March 20,2010
Mark Smith and Ed Brubaker caught lurking in the bushes with their binoculars spying on a Glendora Chamber of Commerce BBQ. Several of the BBQ attendees were able to capture them on their cell phone cameras.

Oct 2, 2010
Saturday night, Guess what long hair pony tailed individual, who speaks at all the city council meetings, was spotted digging through the trash bin behind the back entrance to classic coffee?

I don’t think he was looking for food either.
TeaPartyBrats

Monrovia, CA

#9 Jul 14, 2011
In yesterday’s meeting Cantor acted like a little kid, interrupted the President spouting talking points and NOT ONE idea.

Then Cantor tried to say that President Obama stormed out of the meeting which was later proved to be false.

Hypocrite, who is the one that walks out of meetings, why it's the Republican/Tea party members.

Again, blame somebody else for the very same thing that you are guilty of, like protecting the ricj and tax dodgeing friends of their's.

The President told all of them in no uncertain words that they were doing exactly what this country finds so repugnant about politics.

He told them to go get their acts together and start finding solutions to the problem and then adjourned the meeting.
Open Door

Covina, CA

#10 Jul 16, 2011
Another misguided soul who has been dupe'd in to misunderstanding the true financial position and steps that are needed to recover, when a tax loophole or break is closed then how could that be a 'tax increase'? But the Republican Party has decided to call it that way? Another reason NO ONE should trust the Republicans to handle any problem that involves money.

"Our country is in such bad shape and our president has raised $81 million for his re-election.

Isn't that great. He seems to be concentrating on his re-election more than he does the current state of affairs.

He is out campaigning at a time our country needs a good leader more than ever. I just don't get it."

The Republican party has found it's self painted in a corner, they are the only ones responsible for this.

The American public has decided to back Mr. Obama the President of United States, again for reelection.
Wrong Side

Playa Del Rey, CA

#11 Jul 17, 2011
Ecclesiastes - Chapter 10:2 The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.
Wright Side

Monrovia, CA

#12 Jul 17, 2011
Poster #11 sounds like a member of the golden knights aka; KKK..

Another misguided soul who has been dupe'd in to misunderstanding the true financial position and steps that are needed to recover, when a tax loophole or break is closed then how could that be a 'tax increase'? But the Republican Party has decided to call it that way? Another reason NO ONE should trust the Republicans to handle any problem that involves money.

"Our country is in such bad shape and our president has raised $81 million for his re-election.

Isn't that great. He seems to be concentrating on his re-election more than he does the current state of affairs.

He is out campaigning at a time our country needs a good leader more than ever. I just don't get it."

The Republican party has found it's self painted in a corner, they are the only ones responsible for this.

The American public has decided to back Mr. Obama the President of United States, again for reelection.
Light Bulbs

Covina, CA

#13 Jul 18, 2011
Once again the Republican Party has championed a lost casue all the while holding on to the past and it's wasteful operations.

First it was gas-hog SUV's now it's light bulbs.
Sliced an Diced

Covina, CA

#14 Jul 19, 2011
No matter how you slice it, it's been a bad year for honest men.

Just in the past few years, Sens. Larry Craig of Idaho and John Ensign of Nevada have shamed themselves and their states for their wildly inappropriate sexual conduct.

Several others of their brethren have attacked Pell Grants as a new type of welfare system, and still others oppose any extensions when it comes to unemployment insurance.

Not to be outdone, the local yokels are shaming themselves, in the SGV.

Bill Postmus, a former San Bernardino County assessor enamored of hiring his friends and using meth, made us all cringe. Neil Derry, who is accused of illegally accepting campaign contributions and Paul Biane, a former county supervisor who could be found guilty of accepting bribes from a local developer also come to mind. And who is to say that the former mayor of Upland, who is charged with juicing a bar and a marijuana-as-medicine clinic isn't a part of the elephant fold?

What a proud history the GOP has. When do these folks have time to do their elected jobs?

Oh, that's right, there's plenty of time to attack unions, suppress the minimum wage, support rip-off private vocational colleges, weaken environmental protection, support a pointless war on drugs, do "rah rah" routines for defense contractors, attack gays and lesbians, undocumented workers and restrict a woman's right to choose. There's also plenty of time to pass sweeping legislation giving small businesses six separate tax breaks in the past three years, give the top 10 percent of the nation's income earners unbelievable tax breaks and yet attack vulnerable Medicare patients.

The GOP are responsible for this madness, and they will accept responsibility for a scarred and badly divided State of California and the nation.
Lemings

Azusa, CA

#15 Jul 21, 2011
All those lilly-livered Republican/tea Party crazy's in Washington DC aren't going to fall on their own sword, they of course are going to let millions of Americans do it for them?

Talk about taking back America, it looks like real Americans are going to have to stand up and take it away from those crooks calling themselves Republican/Tea Party Kooks.

After Washington DC is clean up or cleaned out, next step will be with each state in the union.
FortyNine minutes

Covina, CA

#16 Jul 24, 2011
Bone Hinnie the speaker of the House is just another career minded, back sliding politican. Careing only about his next political victory to save his moth-eaten job in Washington D.C..

Non of which will help the citizens of the United States of America.

He acknowledged that he might not be able to get the details of a plan to all members by the time he makes an announcement tomorrow, but warned colleagues that they risk losing leverage in the negotiations if something isn’t enacted by August 02, 2011.

This sounds like Bone Hinnie, the Republican/Tea Party Speaker.
Throw the Bums

Rowland Heights, CA

#17 Jul 24, 2011
This weekend, it became 100% clear that Republicans/Tea Party would rather see America default, Social Security checks stop going out, the stock market plummet, and unemployment soar.

The very richest people and most profitable corporations shouldn't pay one penny more in taxes.

Even after the president offered Republicans a debt-ceiling deal, most probably consider unconscionable with trillions in cuts, even to Medicare and Social Security Speaker Boehner still walked away from the table.

Our only chance to move the Republicans is to make sure that the dire consequences of their actions are laid directly at their feet.

We're putting out an urgent call for every patriotic American to show up outside a Republican/Tea Party congressional offices on Tuesday at noon to deliver a crucial message, Don't destroy America.
Nutters

Monrovia, CA

#18 Jul 25, 2011
The irony of the situation at the moment, with markets opening tomorrow morning, is that the biggest threat to the world financial system comes from a few right-wing nutters in the American Congress.
Leader Board

Sierra Madre, CA

#19 Jul 25, 2011
This topic is a good message board.

The Republicans have created this crisis, and they'll be responsible for the consequences. Raising the debt ceiling is a routine part of American politics. Republicans raised it seven times under President Bush. And President Reagan raised it 14 times.

But today's tea-party Republicans decided to use this must-pass bill as a way to take the American economy hostage. And they're intent on preventing anything that might be seen as a victory for the president, even after he's agreed to their extreme demands.
Fig Nutty

Covina, CA

#20 Jul 28, 2011
Mitt Romoney follower, Glenn Beck compared the victims of the shooting spree at a Norway summer camp to Nazi's youth movement. Maybe Glenn Beck runs camps like Warren Jeff does, where is Warren Jeff right now?

Oh thats right he has been arrested and charged with child porno, child sex, child slavery and just being as nutty as Glenn Beck.

Beck actually has some involvement in political youth camps himself.

His 9/12 Project which aims to unite Americans as much as they were on the day following the Sept. 11 attacks has been running camps for kids this summer.

The Morman based Utah camp, for example, seeks to provide heritage(white)based education for youth, with special focus on the Constitution and the Founding generation.

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