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Stephen Kruiser


February 22, 2013 - 8:10 pm

But now it’s really, REALLY gonna suck!

The White House on Friday warned of potentially severe disruptions in air travel if across-the-board spending cuts take effect in less than a week as President Obama intensified pressure on Congressional Republicans to entertain spending reductions and tax increases to avoid furloughing federal workers and limiting services.

The focus on what Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said was the high likelihood of cascading flight delays and closed towers at smaller airports showed that the Obama administration believed that the threat of widespread travel problems could sway the public and encourage voters to force Republicans to the bargaining table.

If this really were going to be a problem it seems like the kind of thing that they would have thought of introducing via the Sequester Doomsday Narrative Machine a bit sooner. At this late date, you can practically hear administration officials in conference room screaming, “Come on guys, give me SOMETHING!”.

And if the furloughed workers are TSA people, I’ll book extra travel after the cuts and not have to worry about looking for a call box every time I go through security.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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How about we simply do away with the TSA, and make the airlines/airports responsible for flight security? That's what they've been trying to get permission for anyway- got something to do with customer satisfaction or efficiency or safety- something like that.
'Course the SEIU would lose a few members.
2 years ago
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Campaign mode Obama:
This video says it all about Obama. Frank Luntz, interviewed by Alan West, hits the ball out of the Park.
Secondly, 2012 Obama hired social media "Whiz Kid" Harper Reed to assemble a "Dream Team" of social media operatives aimed at the 18 - 35 year-old demographic (GenY)-Obama won a full 24% of this demographic. Continues 'til today!
Thirdly, Obama has read and follows to the letter Joseph Goebbels "Principles of Propaganda!" Here are the top 10:
1. Propagandist must have access to intelligence concerning events and public opinion.
2. Propaganda must be planned and executed by only one authority.
a. It must issue all the propaganda directives.
b. It must explain propaganda directives to important officials and maintain their morale.
c. It must oversee other agencies' activities which have propaganda consequences
3. The propaganda consequences of an action must be considered in planning that action.
4. Propaganda must affect the enemy's policy and action.
a. By suppressing propagandistically desirable material which can provide the enemy with useful intelligence
b. By openly disseminating propaganda whose content or tone causes the enemy to draw the desired conclusions
c. By goading the enemy into revealing vital information about himself
d. By making no reference to a desired enemy activity when any reference would discredit that activity
5. Declassified, operational information must be available to implement a propaganda campaign
6. To be perceived, propaganda must evoke the interest of an audience and must be transmitted through an attention-getting communications medium.
7. Credibility alone must determine whether propaganda output should be true or false.
8. The purpose, content and effectiveness of enemy propaganda; the strength and effects of an expose; and the nature of current propaganda campaigns determine whether enemy propaganda should be ignored or refuted.
9. Credibility, intelligence, and the possible effects of communicating determine whether propaganda materials should be censored.
10. Material from enemy propaganda may be utilized in operations when it helps diminish that enemy's prestige or lends support to the propagandist's own objective.
Just a short list of Obama's/Axelrod's Modus Operandi. It's repetitious use of Social media of only 140 words...period. Pray. Amen.
2 years ago
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What has to scare the pants off everyone in DC, is if March 1 comes and no one notices. There will be bleating from the MSM, but if the whole country gets through the weekend and into the next work week, and there are only minor inconveniences, some sage member of the public is going to ask the question, "Well, why not more cuts?"
The game in DC will be over.
2 years ago
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I forgot to mention the fact that air traffic controllers do not "talk down" pilots under instrument flight rule conditions except for those very few occasions where a precision radar approach is being flown. The entire landing is handled by electronic guidance between ground and GPS equipment and instruments in the aircraft. Under IFR conditions the controllers provide assured clearance between aircraft, but do not tell the pilot how to land the airplane.
2 years ago
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The air traffic controller furlough at towered airports is a red herring. If the tower is closed the airport continues to operate under standard visual flight rules. It is possible that an air carrier would decide not to serve that airport during the time the control tower was non-operational, but they don't have to. Even the commuter guys can fly into and out of an uncontrolled airport if they wish. Besides, they aren't talking about Kennedy. They are talking about Lexington, KY, and/or Pierre, SD. Not a big deal.
2 years ago
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Well what does Obummer know anyway? He hasn't flown commercially the past few years so he probably doesn't know what a hassle it is already. Maybe we can now shut down that little airport that Arlen Specter showered with earmark money for so long?

And where are these premeditated cuts written down so I can peruse them? I thought it was TBA. It seems only the Democrats have that book. Can we hobble the White House travel? Oh PLEASE?
2 years ago
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Yeah, and there will be fewer traffic cops to issue speeding tickets and fewer IRS examiners to audit your tax returns. I'm mortified!
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