Monthly Archives: April 2009

Whose’s Bright Idea is This: Air Force One Photo Op Scare

Someone allowed in the White House to  do a photo op in New York City with  Air Force One and this created a scare in Battery Park City and Tri-Be-Ca sections of Manhattan on Monday.  Air Force One was flying low followed by two Air Force fighter jets causes panic. People evacuated many of city’s high rises fearing another September 11 style attack.  911 calls to emergency services in forming them of the event.

When it revealed that it was a Photo Op, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was not amused.I’m annoyed – furious is a better word – that I wasn’t told,” the mayor said. “If I had known about it, I would have called them right away and asked them not to.”

The White House claimed it was updating the photograph collection of Air Force One.

There are plenty of fall guys in this both of White House and Mayor Boomberg  staffs. Marc Mugnos a New York City Hall deputy took the responsibility for not notify the Mayor of the Photo op. While  at the White House Louis Caldera head the White House office of Military Affairs was chewed out by President Barack Obama. Caldera took responsibility for aerial photo mission and said,”I apologize and take responsibility for any distress that flight caused.”

The main reason for the flyby was for souvenirs made available  that White House give out. Air Force One take pics over Golden Gate Bridge and Mt Rushmore.

New York Deputy Police commissioner Paul Brown was told  and ordered too keep quiet.

Caldera says the federal government has clearance  to do the mission.

New York Daily News

Swine Flu Update: First Death in the USA, WHO Raises to Level 5. Nearing Pandemic State

One person is dead and93 people are conformed infected in the US  with H1N1better known as Swine Flu on Wednesday. The death of an 18 month toddler in Houston, Texas on Tuesday is the First death in the US since the outbreak began nearly a week ago. The baby was on vacation with it’s parents in Brownsville in early April.

Then according to KTRK’s “13 Eyewitness News” investigative reporter Ted Oberg; the family visited Houston days later. The family returned to Brownsville.  The  child was taken to Valley Baptist Medical Center.  Terri Renata a spokesperson with Valley Baptist  says the hospital notice the child with pneumonia but “…It didn’t seem like too long ago,” said Terri Renata with Valley Baptist Medical Center. “But from the vantage point of the April 13 date compared to today, there’s a whole world of difference and swine flu wasn’t on the radar.

“Then the toddler was taken to back to Houston by Helicopter by life flight.  Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos  a friend of the victim’s family trying to find  going on.  Cascos told 13 Eyewitness News reporter Oberg that the family noticed the child getting sick. Judge Casos says there a three day gap where the child developed the illness either in Houston or on the way. When the child returned to Brownsville  he was hospitalized five days later,  with pneumonia. Casos got the information from the Victim’s Aunt who was with the family.

Meanwhile,  a public school district in an major American city is shutting is entire  an school district down. According to WBAP-AM 820 in Dallas / Ft. Worth Metroplex  area the Fort Worth Independent School District the 5th largest school district in Texas. Officials of the Ft. Worth ISD say  one student has been confirmed with H1N1 virus. School districts leaders decided the best way to combat this is to close all 144 schools until May 11th.  Since then a Cleburne Independent School District, a suburban school district also in Dallas / Ft. Worth Metroplex area has closed down as well with four high school students may have contracted the H1N1 virus.  The city of Cleburne has asked all of the town’s day care centers to close due to Swine flu.

In Chicago, ABC 7 News WLS-TV reports nine cases of the swine flu has hit the Chicagoland area. Five inside the city of Chicago and four others in the neighboring collar counties of Kane County, Il(2 cases), Lake County, and DuPage Counties have one confirmed case each.

In Chicago two workers at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Hyde Park on the city South Side both are administrators who contracted the virus. Both employees are at home recovering. Their offices have been cleaned.  Two people in the Rogers Park section on Chicago’s very far Northside have been confirmed to be infected with H1N1 virus. A12 year old girl a student of Kilmer Elementary School and An adult 2o year old Michael Hairsine a student of Loyola University Chicago was diagnosed with illness. Hairsine a sophomore at Loyola told Chicago Tribune thought he had allergies. His Dorm room has been cleaned. Three other victims a 25 year old man from Lakeview neighbood on the Northside has been confirmed,  as well a woman from Woodlawn on the south side  and another woman from Hedgwich on Chicago’s very far south side near the Indiana state line was also confirmed.

Three schools in the Chicago area are closed says the Chicago Tribune. Kilmer Elementary in Rogers Park was closed by Chicago Public School Distict 299,  Marmion Academy in Aurora and Rotolo Middle School in Batavia was closed by  Kane County Health Department.

Back in Texas a private school in Bellaire in suburban Houston and two schools in the city of Houston is closed due to cases of swine flu. A14 year girl a student of Episcopal High School contracts Swine Flu. The girl who lives in Ft. Bend county  attending the school was diagnose with H1N1 virus.  She was not hospitalized and has since recovered.  Meanwhile,  two students in Houston Indenpendent School District have been diagnosed with the virus. A nine year old from Harvard School and a 14 year old girl from Hamilton Middle School. HISD took the action to closed these schools because of this. The schools will be closed until further notice from the health department, according to district spokesman Norm Uhl, who said the district will hold a news conference this morning on the situation.

Out west in Phoenix, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has offered to his all 750 employees of protected gear because of interaction with inmates and the community at large.

The sheriff’s office will make masks, gloves and other measures available to 750 deputies working the streets and will add extra deputies trained to identify suspected illegal immigrants based on the theory that some of those inmates might have come from areas in Mexico where the infection was rampant, said Lt. Brian Lee, a sheriff’s spokesman.

And in California at  United State Marine Corp Base in Twenty-Nine Palms near Palm Springs a marine has contracted the H1N1 virus.He and his roommate  have been quarantined according KNSD “NBC 7-39 News”. The Pentagon spokesperson Major David Neevers, said 30 people who were in contacted with the marine have been quarantined for the next five days to see if they developed the swine flu if they don’t they will be

A San Jose high school has closed after a 16 year female student has been diagnosed with H1N1 virus. Branham High  was closed Wedenday for a week for cleaning and sample from the girl and 23 others are being tested.

Meanwhile a student from San Diego State University in College Grove has been confirmed for Swine Flu that one of their students has a suspected case of swine flu, and was receiving treatment after experiencing fever, respiratory illness and testing positive for type A influenza. The student’s condition is not considered life-threatening.

State health officials said that as of Tuesday night there were 11 confirmed swine flu cases in California. Individual counties have reported other cases that have yet to be confirmed by the state.

For the latest:

Drudge Report

Houston Chronicle

KTRK-TV / DT

WLS-TV / DT

Chicago Tribune

Arizona Republic

KNSD-TV / DT

Swine Flu update: 65 Cases in the US

Vice President Al Gore show how easy to be green: He earns over $100 Million.

For Former Vice President Al Gore its easy being Green. Gore goes from $2 million in 2000 to $100 million thanks to His books, his Academy Award winning film adaptation of his best seller “An Incontinent Truth” audio books, speaking engagements. Nothing wrong with making money but Gore told Representative Marsha Blackburn(R-TN)  during a House of Representatives hearing that the money he earns from environmental issues goes into a trust. That’s not true:

From Green Hell Blog: Gore said this,”But every penny that I have made, I have put right into a non-profit, the Alliance for Climate Protection, to spread awareness about why we have to take on this challenge. And Congresswoman, if you’re, if you believe the reason I have been working on this issue for 30 years is because of greed, you don’t know me.”

Well that’s obvious Mr. Vice President

According to this March 2008 Bloomberg.com report says otherwise: Gore used $35 million to invest in hedge funds

Gore invested the money with Capricorn Investment Group LLC, a Palo Alto, California, firm that selects the private funds for clients and invests in makers of environmentally friendly products, according to a Feb. 1 securities filing. Capricorn was founded by billionaire Jeffrey Skoll, former president of EBay Inc. and an executive producer of Gore’s Oscar-winning documentary film on global warming.

So much for that  all 100% non profit trust fund.

Thanks to Gateway Pundit and Free Republic

Playing Politics with American Lives:The Left blames George Bush for Swine Flu

Shamelessness thy name is liberalism. Michelle Malkin shows how shameless pols like Representative David Obey (D-WI) and the extreme leftest group Americans for Change accuse Republicans  like Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) of not funding monies for pandemic protection, only to be revealed that Senator Charles “Smucky” Schumer (D-New York)took out the monies for the flu pandemic.

The Nation magazine says Representative Obey accused Collin for opposing the $900 million dollars for the flu pandemic. What Congressman Obey,  and The Nation and doesn’t tell you that the Senate already funded money for pandemic  and the money was requested  by President George W. Bush yes, that same George W. Bush that the fools on the left claimed the Republican would not fund.

Ironically Diarist Addison of Daily Kos, no friend of Republicans (and takes Senator Collins task for not putting the flu pandemic monies in stimulus, he was critical of Sen. Schumer as well.)  Collins was the one for funding for the bill. Schumer call the pandemic funding  and sex education programs porky. The diarist points out that the money was placed in the March Omnibus spending bill. So the money is there for such an emergency.

Newspaper Editor Don Surber of West Virginia Daily Mail calls the feign outrage what it is a ploy by the White House and it’s supporters for not staffing the various cabinet heads for health related posts at the onset of this epidemic.  The Politico points out that the White House has 19 post that need to be filled in the different offices that involves health issues include Health and Human Service Secretary Govenor Kathleen Sebilius (D-Kansas) need to be confirmed  approved by the Senate.  There are others at HHS under at Sebilius that need to be confirmed as well.  Not only that but hold overs from the Bush regime in the Food and Drug Adminstration,  but at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention remain until the positions are filled.

Unbelievable, Just unbelievable. Boy, do I feel safe!

Swine Flu Update: 150 Dead in Mexico, 2000 infected. 40 case in the US

One hundred and fifty are dead and over 2000 infected in Mexico as of Monday April 27.  There now 45 case of the swine flu in the US. The World Health Organization (WHO) has increase the level from 3 to 4 raising a possibility of a world wide Pandemic  happening soon.

World Health Organization is recommending restricting  travel to North American Countries including the United States, Mexico and Canada.

Meanwhile, the markets are down, the price of oil fell two dollars on fears the that the H1N1 , the swine flu is growing which affecting leisure and business  travel. Airline, Hotel,  travel booking websites and agencies,car rental stock all fell on the news across most markets around the world.

Reuters

The new Obama art piece and coronation on his 100th day as President

From Word Net Daily: This week the left coronations the president in Union Square Park’s  south Plaza in neighborhood of the same name Lower Manhattan New York City on Wednesday. The piece name “The Truth”will be installed on April 29, the 100 day milepost as president. The portrait which has The president in a suit, arms stretch wide, wearing a crown of thorns on his head placed standing  in front of the presidential seal.

Would someone tell Artist Micheal D’Antuono that President Barack Obama is a mere mortal and not Jesus.  He is the President of the United States. I accepted Jesus as Savior and Lord 24 years ago at a church summer camp in North Fork, CA near Fresno witnessed by My Sunday school teacher Gordon Mitchell and I thank God for him.

The Truth by Michael DAntuono

The Truth by Michael D'Antuono

While the artwork a Gallery class piece  and the artist is expressing his opinion and be  the piece should be installed in a art gallery and the President should be flattered; but He’s no JESUS.

Obama is a Christian; he should(must) remind the public and the artist that I am not God or Jesus. I am a servant of Jesus and Michelle’s husband, Malia and Sasha’s father; Bo’s owner, my parents child and my grandparent’s grandchild, loyal friend to some and President of the United States of America and don’t worship me.

The bible says “There shall not other god’s before me…”Exodus 20:3” the very first command of The Ten Commandments.

A little humility will go a long way in his life let alone everyone. And I need this more than the president.

Hat / Tip:Gateway Pundit