More 9/11 idiocy


But restrictions on so-called general aviation aircraft over New York from Sept. 11-13 were still being considered. Small private plane owners and pilots were lobbying against the proposal, said Warren Morningstar, spokesman for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

The three-day flight ban over New York would prohibit news helicopters, corporate jets and small planes carrying packages and hospital patients from flying from 17 airports, he said.[emphasis mine]

AP story concerning proposed 9/11 restrictions that our administration admits were recommended despite no evidence of additional terrorist threats in NY

This article also notes that our brain-cell challenged friends in the White House were previously proposing a 3 day ban on all traffic from foreign airlines in and around NYC. This, of course, despite the fact that it was U.S.-owned airlines that were involved in the original attack.

Each day I think that our current administration can’t possibly do anything stupider. But then they once again provide sad fodder for late night television comics and seriously pissed local and international officials.

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  • Harald Aug 30, 2002 Link Reply

    “Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”
    -Douglas Adams

    “Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives.”
    – Abba Eban

    “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”
    -Albert Einstein

    “Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.”
    -Benjamin Franklin

    “I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.”
    – Galileo Galilei

  • Adam Aug 30, 2002 Link Reply

    What wonderfully on-target quotes, Harald.  Thanks!

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