COLLECTIVE MADNESS


“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Cory Lidle on Plane That Crashes into NYC Building



Planes crashes into N.Y. building

Small plane smashes into high-rise building
Witness: Huge flames, people were screaming
President informed; crash believed to be accident
NORAD orders aircraft patrol cities as precautionary measure

100 comments:

  1. STOCKS DIVE ON NEWS...
    VIDEO... DEVELOPING...
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    Dumbass Wallstreet has not heard it's an ACCIDENT!

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  2. It is a real circus, fighter jets , NORAD, yet they say it is not terror related.

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  3. "There's a sense of helplessness," Teller said.
    Situation Normal.

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  4. "The initial indication is that there is a terrible accident," said Department of Homeland Security spokesman Russ Knocke.
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    Like when that young Muslim in the lightplane was just a disturbed teen.

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  5. Youse Guys GOTTA SEE THIS.

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  6. 5 gets you 10 it's a Muzzie.

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  7. What if it is, and what if next week another Muzzie does the same thing?

    At what point do we quit letting ROP'ers rent/buy small airplanes?

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  8. At least two dead. They know which airport it took off from, but they haven't released the Name. I wonder Why? Betcha it's Mohammed something or the other.

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  9. They released the name of the airport, but not the name of the "flyer/bomber."

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  10. Rufus,
    GOP COULDN'T use something that gets the point across THAT well.

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  11. "flyer/bomber."
    I saw a "Rubenstein" in the story somewhere, I think.

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  12. Plane registered to Yankee pitcher, Cory Lidle?

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  13. No mention of JOOS IN THE BUILDING!

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  14. The Sun also Rises

    “At the moment, the Earth is at the beginning of a cycle but the planet's climate system has changed so much in the past 3 million years that it is difficult to predict what will happen in the future.”

    Al Gore KNOWS!

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  15. Not as long as the President "Stays the Course" on the Religion of Peace storyline.
    Once he switches, a couple of years, give or take, rufus.
    So some time after the '08 Election, when there is a new President, with a new stroyline.

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  16. Hey Ruf:
    I'll take some of that.

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  17. It WAS Corey Lidle.

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  18. Sorry Whit, you "snooze," you "lose."

    too late

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  19. Cory "Mohammedan" Lidle

    Buy the Bar a round, fellas

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  20. I believe this round is on Me.

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  21. He DOES have kind of a beard.
    ...or at least he did have.
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    Update II:

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A law enforcement official has told The Associated Press that a member of the New York Yankees organization was aboard the plane that crashed into a New York City high-rise. And FAA records show the plane was registered to pitcher Cory Lidle.

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  22. Ruf:
    I went for that action before I saw all those other posts. But the time stamp's the judge so you got lucky.

    Belly up boys, drinks are on me.

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  23. very busy afternoon in the elephant press room.

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  24. Well dang, Ruf, if you insist.

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  25. How did he do in the Playoff Loss?

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  26. Rove will do anything to deflect the Democrats.

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  27. Foley tried to hug him when he gave up the winning run.

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  28. Doug you are a real despicable despicable despicable..

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  29. Chris Mathews is a real moron. He is speculating why the plane did not deploy its parachute.

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  30. If we just quit keeping score in the Playoffs,
    we can put an end to this type of terror.

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  31. He's speculating on WHAT?

    Jeez

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  32. It'll have something to do with Scooter Libby, Rove, and Saudi Arabian Oil Sheiks by the time Matthews gets off the air.

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  33. MSNBC Tom Costello, is only slightly more stupid than Chris Mathews. He thought the pilot may have gotten disoriented by all the buildings.

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  34. Chris Mathews just said its not as bad as the WTC .

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  35. Keith Oberman is talking about the JFK assasination and whether the Mets should play tonight.

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  36. he wasn't a potential rival for Hillary's senate seat, was he?

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  37. He wore a parachute for the first 25 hours.
    The witness saw the plane coming over and that it appeared to be on fire as there was lots of smoke coming from it.
    He said that it was about 200-300 feet high when he saw a person jump from the plane
    He said that the person striking the ground appeared to bounce about 3-4 feet into the air.

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  38. Senator Ishtok ? 72, flies one of those.

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  39. Guys! The only thing certain at this point is that Chris Matthews was not on the plane and that genetic mutations mixed with pure grain alcohol and syphlis yield moronic MSM commentary.

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  40. Little known Factoid:
    May 13, 1948: Kathleen Kennedy Cavendish (28), the sister of President John Kennedy, died when the de Havilland Dove 1 she was aboard crashing into Mount Coron, in France, killing all 10 aboard. Kathleen had been flying to a family reunion on the Riviera.

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  41. Allen gets the last word on that!

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  42. My next post was going to be on a pilot and a single engine plane. believe it or not.

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  43. If only dueling wasn't outlawed, brother Zell woulda long-since removed that ink blot Chris Matthews from our midst.

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  44. The Political Graveyard: Politicians Killed in Aircraft Accidents ...
    Died in an airplane crash during landing approach at Midway Airport, Chicago, ... While running for US Senator, died in the crash of a private plane,

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  45. If you have not done so, consider voting at Captain’s Quarters.

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  46. The Honoarable One:

    Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr. (1915-1944) — also known as Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. — of Cambridge, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in 1915. Grandson of Patrick Joseph Kennedy (1858-1929) and John Francis Fitzgerald; son of Joseph Patrick Kennedy; brother-in-law of Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr.; brother of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Robert Francis Kennedy, Jean Kennedy Smith and Edward Moore Kennedy; uncle of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Joseph Patrick Kennedy II, Mark Kennedy Shriver and Patrick Joseph Kennedy (1967-). Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Catholic. Killed when his Liberator bomber exploded, in England, 1944. Burial location unknown.

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  47. 'The whole plane has a parachute on it,' Cory Lidle told the NY TIMES last month. 'Ninety-nine percent of pilots that go up never have engine failure, and the 1 percent that do usually land it. But if you're up in the air and something goes wrong, you pull that parachute, and the whole plane goes down slowly.'

    Lidle was not instrument rated to fly the plane and could only fly when visibility was good. It was an overcast day in Manhattan...

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  48. Doug,

    re: Joseph Kennedy

    Relying on memory, the son of FDR, flying within the formation, witnessed the mid-air disintegration of Kennedy's plane.

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  49. DOUG PROCLAIMS IT WAS ACCIDENTAL!
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    Flying has become a passion for Lidle, who said he had spent about 95 solo hours in the air. After a recent day game at Yankee Stadium, he took a train to Philadelphia, fetched his plane from a nearby airport and flew it to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, where he keeps it during the season.

    For now, Lidle plans to enjoy flying this off-season, unburdened by the notorious California traffic.

    “It’s basically to bring things a little closer to reach,” he said. “Now I can go to Pebble Beach if I want, and instead of driving there for five hours, I can fly there in an hour and 45 minutes. I can go to Arizona to golf, or Vegas, wherever.”

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  50. The kennedy boy, potentially the jr senator from NY, the heinz heir, husband of red star therisa heinz-kerry.

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  51. President Giuliani.Sounds OK to me.

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  52. Anyone know why I couldn't link to Captain's Quarters?

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  53. joe kennedy was on some sort of secret-weapon mission, where he was supposed to parachute out and the entire aircraft was to hit a target carrying a big bomb--something along that line, according to a dimly-recalled history-channel show.

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  54. Check out how McCain does in AZ.
    Not a favorite son, at all
    AZ results for the straw poll

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  55. I'm afraid Giuliani might let the Dems take Habu's guns way from him. Then, who would protect me.

    I'm looking at Romney.

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  56. 5:48:44 PM Aren't you Jooish?
    ...C4

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  57. I voted for Hagle.
    ...Terrorita

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  58. No, not Government bias, locking out personal use of government equipment.
    As in that report of man hours "lost" to porn and gambling and blogging at Government work places.
    Blogging at work, second rate theft.

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  59. What gun control law has Mr Bush vetoed? Yep, not a one. State Laws are not in the President's portfolio.

    Mr Romney is no vet of the Mohammedan Wars. If you want a victory, if you believe there should be a War, vote for the man with a score to settle.

    If that does not matter, well, it does not matter.

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  60. BTW, Amateur Hour is over in Tennessee.

    The RNC (Ken Mehlmann) has found Ford's weak spot (privately paid for junkets - 69, and Votes Missed - 365) and is wearing his ass out with it.

    SUSA Poll - Corker +2

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  61. Who in his right mind was seriously considering Ford anyway?

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  62. I don't think the gun control lobby has anything left. It was mostly a media phenom even before 911, and 911 buried even that.

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  63. Rat, I like Giuliani, also, but he "IS" a proponent of Gun Control.

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  64. But, buddy, as Mr Reid has his "money" challenges, Mr Hastert carries his own share of "money" baggage.

    Mr Reid's troubles are highlighted at instapundit, Mr Hastert's at the Daily Kos. doug can run a traffic comparison to see which story gets the most eyes.

    As many of you are undoubtedly aware, the Speaker of the House used his position to insert a $200 million earmark into the transportation bill a year ago to build his much desired "Prarie Parkway"-a new interstate to connect Interstate 88 with Interstate 80, across exurban Chicago, and specifically Denny's district...

    While he was doing this, he joined with 2 other people to buy up about 250 acres near the proposed highway, and worked the Kendall County Board to ensure an onramp was installed just down the street from one of the properties.

    Now, Denny and his partners are selling the land. The first sale, about 90 acres, netted them roughly $3.8 million! They bought the land at $11k an acre and sold it at $35k an acre.

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  65. Rudy as a war-closer is powerful. Also, as horrid as abortion is, it wins Rudy the general election. Fight one horror at a time--the jihad now, the other thing when we can.

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  66. If I had been the Mayor of New York, I might have been, also.

    The Federals are dysfunctional, here in AZ. They could no more "control" the guns here than they can the drugs and the migrants that cross the State daily.

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  67. That's pretty bad stuff, alright, rat.

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  68. Well, Rat, I just hope he walks that position back a little bit. If he does, I'll feel a lot better.

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  69. yegh, Rudy as mayor of NYC had a mayor's issue with crime, to deal with. And his ultra left press establishment to neutralize in order to make overall progress. I want to give him a bye on it, pending.

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  70. Tiger at Observanda takes a much deserved shot at the US Department of State. Who runs that shop? Oh, yeah, Dr. Rice, co-author of the Franco-American UNSC Resolution 1701.

    Link

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  71. Breaking: Adam Gadahn indicted for "Treason". Justice Dept uses charge for first time in __(?) years.

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  72. desert rat,

    re: blog blocking

    Why weren't all blogs blocked. That was the point.

    I have no problem with blocking on company time, by the way. It might prove entertaining to learn how many hits porn sites get from Dept. of Interior equipment.

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  73. All I care about is the War.
    If 2nd Admendment Rights must get "Patriot Acted" as were some "Privacy" Rights. I'll go for that. Those freedoms can be rolled back, later. After we win the War.

    What is the specific 2nd Admendment issue that we are discussing.

    AZ has a "concealed carry" system that is in violation of the State's Constitution.
    We have a "make no law" clause concerning firearms, the CC laws are laws that violate the "make no law" provision.

    Gun Control passed as a "freedom".
    Break that CC Law all the time, I don't need no stinking permit.

    No one has ever been prosecuted in AZ for a concealed weapons charge.

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  74. gentleman, you cannot get a one size fits all unless you do not care for anything and will accept everything. I will never forget GWB's face when advised that we were under attack. Compare that with Cool Hand Rudy walking down Broadway into s major shit storm, talking to reporters, giving orders and unflappable.It just does not get any better than that, to see a potential leader of the free world, with no script,no polls, no handlers, a city under siege and the man does what a man does.I'd follow that tough son of a bitch to hell.

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  75. Doug said...
    5:48:44 PM Aren't you Jooish?
    ...C4

    5:54:30 PM

    What did I miss?

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  76. The article said all the blogger.com sites were blocked.

    Now if Daily Kos was available and instapundit not, then there'd be cause to include Daily Kos in the blockade.

    I'd be happy to see 'em all blocked, or none.

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  77. 2164th,

    re: I'd follow that tough son of a bitch to hell.

    But...but...but...Where's the nuance?

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  78. Yeah, but what about the tires, You ask?

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  79. LA Times had great coverage on Reid sometime after 9-11.
    Didn't keep him from becoming leader.

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  80. Allen,
    "allen said...
    Anyone know why I couldn't link to Captain's Quarters?
    "

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  81. You did, it was that little blue line under the timestamp.
    No, I do not know why it sometimes does that.

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  82. Buddy
    First treason since WWII

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  83. NOW the can afford a big freaking headline!
    Yankee Dies in Plane Crash, Official Says
    At Least One Other Death as Plane Hits Building
    By MARIA NEWMAN and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM 29 minutes ago
    Cory Lidle, a pitcher for the New York Yankees, was killed today when a plane crashed into a residential high-rise building on New York City’s Upper East Side, a city official confirmed.

    AUDIO:The Times's Joe Drape at 73rd and York In Lidle, Yanks Have Extra Pitcher and Backup Pilot (Sept. 8, 2006) E-Mail: Share Your Story
    Left: Fred Conrad/The New York Times; right: Justin Lane/EPA
    Cory Lidle was killed in the crash at the Belaire building today.
    Photos: The Crash Reaction Video Report Graphic
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    Yankee Dies in Plane Crash, Official Says
    At Least One Other Death as Plane Hits Building

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  84. As one of our BarNighted has already mentioned, the right to carry is no longer the issue it once was since the Dems are tired of being suicide Billers now:
    A Democrat is now running as a
    Pro Life,
    Pro Gun Advocate!
    (ex football player in the So East)

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  85. As is often the case, Trish,
    you neglected to give
    YOUR CHOICE!
    ...and you know how curious I am.

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  86. It was a Night of the Third Order:
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    Buddy Larsen said...

    I don't think the gun control lobby has anything left. It was mostly a media phenom even before 911, and 911 buried even that.

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  87. Trish makes an awfully good point in her closing sentence.

    Reminds me of Cindy Sheehan's statement that "this country is not worth fighting for".

    Really, when it it finally has enough Cindy Sheehans in it, she'll finally be right--it *won't* be worth fighting for.

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