Oops, uh Sorry! Are you freakin' kidding me?
In case you were not aware, today, Air Force One conducted a classified, government-sanctioned photo op..... OVER MANHATTAN. Apparently the White House Military Office was updating its photos of Air Force One. It should always be a priority, when a country is in the midst of economic turmoil, to update the profile photos of your Boeing 747. And honestly, it only made sense in light of 9/11 that this aircraft should circle over the Upper New York Bay, flying by the Statue of Liberty, and then up the Hudson River, whilst accompanied by two F-16's.
On what planet did this seem like a good idea? I for one am pissed that my tax dollars paid for a photo op. that very well may have a few PTSD patients waking up in a panicked sweat tonight. I've looked at the pictures and CAN NOT believe this took place.
Apparently, our president was not aware that it was going to happen. Well, now that you know, Mr. President don't you question the reasoning abilities of your people? Nobody stopped to say that this might not be a good idea? Have you seen these pictures? Am I way off base to be outraged at the waste and insensitivity of this whole thing?
Director of the White House Military Office, Louis Caldera said, "Last week, I approved a mission of New York. I take responsibility for that decision."
Dude, guess what? I hold you responsible too, and you should have your ass fired for being an idiot without a clue. I want to know what the budget for this office is, and by the way, what exactly are the responsibilities of the Military Office? Shouldn't he be figuring out military stuff or something?
Even better, Caldera went on to say, "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."
I'd love to know which authorities they notified, because apparently Mayor Bloomberg's office hadn't heard of it. And this is a "MISSION"?? What did they call it? Operation Freak Out New Yorkers?
What was the bill for this "mission"? I would love to know, because I'm sick of reading about the schools around here that have to close down or cut budgets. This wacko is a prime example of the failure of our education system so let's look at realocating the photo shoot budget to schools, shall we?
I would also love to know if they offset the carbon footprint they left behind, and did they take into account the carbon emissions from people crapping their pants today?