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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-30-07 11:41 PM
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69. Some rude Congress critters do sit in the cockpit
Edited on Thu Aug-30-07 11:50 PM by BrotherBuzz
This is an account I heard Charlie Brown tell of his son meeting John Doolittle (CA4) in Iraq. Oh, Charlie Brown challenged Doolittle in the last race, and will beat the snot out of Doolittle next time.

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My son has had three rotations in Iraq, in Feb, Doolittle went over to visit the troops, check on what they needed, and get some good PR since it was the middle of the lobbying scandal.

Congressional delegation which included Doolittle, Harris and Shay got helicoptered from the Green Zone out to Baghdad airport, streets are OK for our troops but not congressmen/women.
Harris and Shay climbed on the C130 asking if anyone was from Florida or Connecticut, what did they need, etc. Doolittle just asked if he could sit in the cockpit C130 is a cargo plane, not real comfortable, but there is a spare seat in the cockpit that is better than being in the back.

Crew couldnt really say no, so Doolittle came up, sat down, said hi to the aircraft commander, ignored the copilot, navigator, flight engineer, load master. An hour later the plane landed at Talafar. As Doolittle got off the plane, the aircraft commander gave Doolittle a message from the copilot Congressman Doolittle, Charlie Brown and his son hope you had a nice flight

Doolittle sat about 18 inches from my son for over an hour. Didnt ask him his name, where he was from, what rotation he was on (his third tour in Iraq), what he needed - totally ignored him - guess a copilot isnt important enough to talk to.

The whole crew knew who Doolittle was, that I was running against him. Jeffs crew has contributed to the campaign. They couldnt belief how Doolittle ignored them all
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  -Plane carrying Shelby and Cramer fired on above Iraq RamboLiberal  Aug-30-07 05:59 PM   #0 
  - I wonder if this will affect their impression of how well the surge is working?  daleo   Aug-30-07 06:04 PM   #1 
  - We can hope so  liberal N proud   Aug-30-07 06:43 PM   #12 
  - Obviously, it's just like shopping in Dumbfuck Iowa. And hey...  IanDB1   Aug-30-07 08:50 PM   #45 
  - Hell NO!  djjimz   Aug-30-07 09:44 PM   #55 
  - I bet they both say the surge is working  leftchick   Aug-30-07 06:06 PM   #2 
  - Shelby said "there was no doubt in his mind...  stillcool47   Aug-30-07 06:07 PM   #3 
  - It was probably friendly fire. eom  DURHAM D   Aug-30-07 06:10 PM   #6 
  - There may be something to what you're saying!  0007   Aug-30-07 09:27 PM   #50 
  - I guess that makes him feel better..  Virginia Dare   Aug-30-07 07:10 PM   #17 
  - too bad the cameras weren't  stillcool47   Aug-30-07 07:33 PM   #25 
  - Any time a Republican denies something that quickly, I assume the opposite.  jobycom   Aug-30-07 07:29 PM   #23 
  - It couldn't have been American troops who want to go home?  SharonAnn   Aug-30-07 08:09 PM   #35 
  - Absolutely not.  jmowreader   Aug-30-07 10:58 PM   #67 
  - Did he recognize the rockes as the ones Reagan traded for hostages?  IanDB1   Aug-30-07 08:52 PM   #46 
  - Your post just makes me want to cry.  Just-plain-Kathy   Aug-31-07 03:41 PM   #87 
  - I routinely fire finger rockets at them. n/t  Texas Explorer   Aug-30-07 09:33 PM   #53 
  - Or maybe someone is sick of these people "visiting" there and taking  monmouth   Aug-30-07 06:08 PM   #4 
  - It was probably the Al Qaeda # 2 in Iraq!!!  Nimrod2005   Aug-30-07 06:08 PM   #5 
  - Just Like A Plane Ride Over Indiana  OrangeCountyDemocrat   Aug-30-07 06:10 PM   #7 
  - It was dark as the dickens outside,  edwardlindy   Aug-30-07 06:15 PM   #8 
  - Just like flying over "...a normal outdoor market in Indiana in the summertime." Right, Mike Pence?  Fridays Child   Aug-30-07 06:24 PM   #9 
  - Of course if they had been shot down then  intaglio   Aug-30-07 06:28 PM   #10 
  - Very thing is fine;  jedr   Aug-30-07 06:39 PM   #11 
  - This proves the surge is working  Jacobin   Aug-30-07 06:46 PM   #13 
  - No doubt about it... n/t  Peregrine Took   Aug-30-07 07:18 PM   #21 
  - He's full of shit, I'd like to know what window on a C-130 he saw all that from  Phrogman   Aug-30-07 06:47 PM   #14 
  - senators love to lie  BrokenBeyondRepair   Aug-30-07 07:32 PM   #24 
  - Military members feel free to correct me..  Virginia Dare   Aug-30-07 07:46 PM   #28 
  - They would have him seated and seatbelted in on the nylon fold downs and  Phrogman   Aug-30-07 08:06 PM   #34 
     - were they in the cockpit ?  bambino   Aug-30-07 10:50 PM   #64 
        - Some rude Congress critters do sit in the cockpit  BrotherBuzz   Aug-30-07 11:41 PM   #69 
  - Maybe some C-130's are configured with small ports  BrotherBuzz   Aug-30-07 07:57 PM   #32 
     - Especially the ones that carry senators. They expect to be able  Texas Explorer   Aug-30-07 09:35 PM   #54 
     - possibly..  BrokenBeyondRepair   Aug-31-07 12:32 AM   #72 
  - I know it wasn't our people," he said. How did he know?  L. Coyote   Aug-30-07 08:45 PM   #43 
  - There is a standard maneuver to climb out from an airport in the....  Aviation Pro   Aug-30-07 06:58 PM   #15 
  - Or our counter- intelligence system has completely broken down..n/t  Virginia Dare   Aug-30-07 07:11 PM   #18 
  - No surprise there  frogcycle   Aug-30-07 09:21 PM   #49 
  - I'm sure they'll find "proof" that Iran was behind this.  ThomCat   Aug-30-07 07:01 PM   #16 
  - Now Shelby will demand a Medal of Freedom.  Lastlaughin08   Aug-30-07 07:14 PM   #19 
  - Do you think they would blame Bush like they blamed Clinton for Ron Brown?  Gman   Aug-30-07 08:11 PM   #37 
  - Who were the other two Senators?  wuushew   Aug-30-07 07:15 PM   #20 
  - The other two were, Sens. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and Mel Martinez, R-Fla  Lone_Star_Dem   Aug-30-07 07:26 PM   #22 
     - Probably all simultaneously crapped their drawers too...n/t  Virginia Dare   Aug-30-07 07:44 PM   #27 
     - Damn!!  ProudDad   Aug-30-07 08:02 PM   #33 
     - Of course, leave it to inhofe to say that's proof positive that the  calimary   Aug-31-07 05:58 PM   #89 
  - "I know it wasn't our people"  Olney Blue   Aug-30-07 07:41 PM   #26 
  - He was shooting quail. nt  rateyes   Aug-30-07 07:53 PM   #30 
  - Thanks for the welcome redacted.  rucognizant   Aug-30-07 10:05 PM   #57 
  - Scandle I tell you! Pure Scandle!!!  and-justice-for-all   Aug-30-07 07:49 PM   #29 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-30-07 07:54 PM   #31 
  - Ya still wanna support the surge..., Senator?  Gman   Aug-30-07 08:09 PM   #36 
  - I'm going to take the high road here and state that I'm glad they're OK.  DRoseDARs   Aug-30-07 08:14 PM   #38 
  - where was Dick Cheney when this shooting took place?  olddad56   Aug-30-07 08:23 PM   #39 
  - This war has been catastrophically successful.  PinkyisBlue   Aug-30-07 08:37 PM   #40 
  - This is a lie.  thunder rising   Aug-30-07 08:41 PM   #41 
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  - SA-21 Mysk is a myth....  thunder rising   Aug-30-07 09:17 PM   #48 
     - Possibly.  Lex1775   Aug-30-07 10:13 PM   #59 
  - Best guess so far  Nihil   Aug-31-07 05:49 AM   #73 
  - The coordination of the opposition forces...  LanternWaste   Aug-31-07 08:18 AM   #76 
  - a major question  tactics   Aug-30-07 08:43 PM   #42 
  - what are you saying?  frogcycle   Aug-30-07 09:29 PM   #51 
  - We're making progress. Hard work. Stay the course. n/t  IanDB1   Aug-30-07 08:49 PM   #44 
  - "I know it wasn't our people," he said.  madrchsod   Aug-30-07 09:30 PM   #52 
  - "the surge is working, but can I please take the bus home?"  Az_lefty   Aug-30-07 09:52 PM   #56 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-30-07 10:09 PM   #58 
  - Just like an Indiana market in the Summer.  MidwestTransplant   Aug-30-07 10:22 PM   #60 
  - When I first saw the name Cramer...  adsosletter   Aug-30-07 10:34 PM   #61 
     - Nope, Our Bud, from Huntsvegas, AL. Supposedly a Democrat.  nealmhughes   Aug-31-07 12:02 AM   #71 
  - If Cheney was shot down  cheddar99   Aug-30-07 10:37 PM   #62 
  - Save a few for Norm  minnesota_liberal   Aug-30-07 10:47 PM   #63 
  - When I first saw the name "Cramer"...  adsosletter   Aug-30-07 10:55 PM   #65 
  - Needless to say  cheddar99   Aug-30-07 10:58 PM   #66 
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  - Marfinez & Shelby comments & info from WPost  RamboLiberal   Aug-30-07 11:43 PM   #70 
  - yea, the surge is working huh? what BS!!!!!  alyce douglas   Aug-31-07 07:27 AM   #74 
  - Think Sen. Inhofe will still say the situation in Iraq is nothing short of a miracle?  tanyev   Aug-31-07 07:48 AM   #75 
  - C-130 carrying lawmakers dodges missiles  Gilligan   Aug-31-07 10:04 AM   #77 
  - James Inhofe? I can hear him pleading now:  Buzz Clik   Aug-31-07 10:04 AM   #78 
  - And then there's...  Gilligan   Aug-31-07 10:04 AM   #79 
  - But  BOSSHOG   Aug-31-07 10:04 AM   #80 
     - LOL  Crowman1979   Aug-31-07 10:04 AM   #82 
     - ...  Buzz Clik   Aug-31-07 10:04 AM   #83 
     - In the mean time he is too busy pissing in his pants, and crying for mommie  lazer47   Aug-31-07 10:04 AM   #84 
  - Its a shame mike pence(R) of Indiana wasn't on the flight  BOSSHOG   Aug-31-07 10:04 AM   #81 
  - that page has gone missing from Navy Times  grasswire   Aug-31-07 11:46 AM   #86 
  - What a wonderful success this Iraq misadventure is.... now .....  humbled_opinion   Aug-31-07 10:08 AM   #85 
  - just another wedding celebration taken to a whole nutha level nt  ohio2007   Aug-31-07 04:12 PM   #88 
 

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