Remember The "DATE" In New York?

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  1. sitarro
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    Just received this email, it corresponds with what I saw last week when the "President" landed at George Bush International Airport and took 5 helicopters to College Station to spend an hour and give another campaign speech. Air Force One was parked as far as possible from the public view. 3 UH-603 Blackhawk helicopters and 2 CH-53 Sea Stallions were not just Air National Guard units, they were the White House's fleet, how many aircraft were used to carry them from Washington and were now parked 30 miles away at Ellington Field south of Houston, I would guess 3 C-5As or even more if C-17s were used. The limos had to be transported too. This is your 21st Century President...........:doubt:


    From a former Air Force Colonel....

    Subject: The Date

    First, let me say that I've moved three presidents up to now and I've
    seen incredible waste. But, the "new" guy really takes the cake. I don't have an issue with the President promising his wife dinner and a show or that he even takes his wife out.
    But, when I saw the news say that the date cost $24,000, here's what you DON'T know.

    Three days before "dinner" a C-17 flew Marines and the helicopter maintenance equipment to JFK Airport .



    The day before "dinner" I flew the USSS and the motorcade to JFK Airport



    Our crew of 5 spent two days and nights at the Hilton in Times Square . My hotel bill: $621.66 plus $64 a day in per diem. The USSS guys were at a different Hilton in NYC, so figure that cost another $14,000 (or so) plus per diem. The Marines had to have cost as much and were there four days, so figure another $55,000 plus per diem (for 44 Marines).

    We were supposed to fly the motorcade back and go home, but the Air
    Force was so short of C-17's that we were re-tasked to take the motorcade back, return to JFK and take the helicopter back to Quantico .
    When we got back to JFK, while the pilot was turning the plane around
    to park, he noticed a rotor blade sticking out of the hangar where the
    helicopter was parked and informed me that either it wasn't ready to
    transport or it was flying home. After shutting down I walked over to the hangar and to my surprise I find FIVE helicopters, not ONE.

    We're obviously not transporting five big helicopters. I went and
    talked to the Marines guarding the "fleet" and found that they were flying all five helicopters home and we were only transporting the Marines and the maintenance equipment. After talking to the Marine(s) in charge, I was told that the White House requested FIVE helicopters. The Marines told me that they spent all morning trying to figure out how much it cost them to come and said they figured it cost them $140,000 to stay there (I don't know where they came up with that) and the trip's total had to be about $1,000,000.

    We heard that the President didn't use Air Force One (the 747) so I
    asked if he came in on one of the 757's. I was told that he came in on THREE Air Force Lear jets.
    So, date night consisted of:
    2 C-17's flying three missions, 3 Lear jets, 5 Helicopters,
    Presidential Motorcade, 44 Marines, more than 20 USSS personnel on our plane. Who knows what it cost the NYPD and NY Port Authority (at the airport) in overtime.


    These are the same people that chastised the automobile CEO's for
    using their aircraft. It further proves that the media only use the facts
    that make the President look good and hide any facts that will detract
    from his persona..

    Is this the 'change' we expected?
    Talk with friends and those who are not blinded by charisma. Many
    folks I know who voted for Obama are very disappointed and sorry they did so.
    The Emperor's clothes on a grand scale. "Transparency"?

    Remember, 2010 is just around the corner. All we have to do is survive long enough.
     
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    I'm not surprised that the President wastes a lot of money. Hell that's what Liberal/Socialists do. The only thing I'm concerned about, and I pointed it out when this "date night" happened, was that the President put himself in a place that had to have been difficult to secure.

    The US President and his handlers should be thinking of his security at all times. "Date Night" at that location was a very irresponsible thing to do.
     
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    Obama had important things to take care of like preparing for his presentation to the Olympic Comittee
     
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    LOL

    I can't wait to see all the threads about wasted fuel when Obama goes to accept his Nobel Peace Prize

    Sour grapes on me!
     
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    what an ignorant post ... "president" in quotes...

    ignorant old twit
     
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    I know, lawyers stick together no matter how trashy the others are. At least I Capitalized President. I can't help it if your President acts like such a prima donna and therefore garners absolutely no amount of respect out of me.
     
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    nice fairy tale.

    do you want a glass of water before we tuck you in?
     
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    What's that suppose to mean del?
     
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    it means that whoever wrote that has been no closer to an air force colonel than "i dream of jeannie" reruns, ace.
     
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    Since when did these message boards because a trash bin for everyone's spam email?????
     

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