for the attitude. And aches. Unfortunately the shift is still going on, so it won't last long. In the meantime,
Among the reasons I despise Rep. Nancy Pelosi(NSD-CA)
By the end of 2008, Pelosi had been speaker for nearly two years. But the military was about to confront another controversy regarding her use of the Speaker Shuttle. According to a Dec. 9, 2008 military email, the Speaker Shuttle was at San Francisco International Airport as usual, waiting to take her back to Washington D.C. The email said that Pelosi wanted the jet to be moved, or "repositioned," just 51 miles away to Travis Air Force Base, closer to her Napa Valley home but far outside of her district.
"(T)he jet will not reposition to Travis," says a military official, "Jet will depart from SFO."
"(W)hy can't the jet reposition to Travis?" asks another military official. "You know this is a firestorm waiting to happen."
"We can't reposition the airplane such a short distance. It is not a judicial use of the asset. It is too expensive to operate the jet when there is truly no need to do so."
"We have never done this in the past. The deal is from (the Office of the Secretary of Defense and) the White House that the Speaker shuttle is from DC to SFO and back. We will not resposition. We do not reposition for convenience, even for the SECDEF (Secretary of Defense). It is not too far of a drive from Travis to SFO. Did the (Air Force) escort suggest to the Speaker that this is ok? If so, I hope you guys correct them immediately. If you agree with me that I am correct, then you need to stay strong and present the facts to the Speaker's office."
"She lives about 1.5 hours from SFO and much closer to Travis... From our point of view, it is difficult to tell the speaker that we can't support her when the whole reason we have a jet is to support her. Whether it is the best use of assets is not the question, but instead is it worth upsetting the speaker due to what really amounts to a rather minor point?"
Translation: "Pelosi will rip us all she can if we dare to 'inconvenience'her."
If you'll recall, she demanded a bigger plane than any other Speaker has ever had and her use of it has cost us a bloody fortune(according to Ace about $30k per trip, and I think that's each way), and then crap like this on top of it.
And yeah, this does smell of desperation: insult the Catholic church while trying to insult a Protestant who's running for office.
Hee, I think this would be something to give the bad guys nightmares:
More here; thanks to Theo for the pointer
debkafile's military and counter-terror sources confirm the WikiLeaks revelation that Iran developed camera-equipped suicide vests for al Qaeda's attacks on US troops under the instruction of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Center in Tehran.
Go over to Whiteboard for the rest
Among the reasons I despise Obama & Co.:
“If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,’ if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s gonna be harder and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2.”
Hey, Mr. President: you call people the 'enemy', they're going to start acting like The Enemy; you really sure you want to turn that dial?
And last, another update on the Erik Scott murder/manslaughter, and the apparently continuing harassment of Samantha Sterner. Aren't there ANY supervisors in LVPD with the brains to put a stop to this?