Patty Murray and the Mile High Club: Tales From A Joint Select Super Committee

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posted Sep 27, 2011
Patty Murray Loves Corporate Person Boeing So Much Why Does Not She Marry IT ?
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Greetings True Believers!  Behold our hero mom in tennis shoes with new super committee assignment powers to find cuts to the budget before the horrible across-the-board cuts strike our nation like Boeing Airliners into twin towers of enlightenment!  How much you want to bet that with Senator Murray at the table YOU WONT FIND A SINGLE CUT to a Washington State joint army+air-force base, nuclear submarine base or otherwise!  JUST LIKE an absent lock on a cockpit door prior to 2001, YOU'LL FIND ABSENT ANY INSTANCE of molestation to our beloved Chicago-based aerospace corporation's AIR-FORCE AIR-TANKER deal. So stop crying that you don't have healthcare or that your kids are starving because lunch programs at school are cut.  Spending insanely-huge amounts of tax money on weapons systems = Jobs. Start licking! 

Sen. Patty Murray: "As we have gotten this process off the ground over the last few weeks, committee members have refrained from drawing lines in the sand or carving out areas that can't be touched. And as we move forward, I hope we can continue to not allow ourselves to be boxed in or pigeonholed by special interest groups or partisans or media or pundits, and we are allowed the room to come to a balanced agreement."

previously on the Tacomic: Patty vs. Dino Didier 

by The Jinxmedic on 9/27/2011 @ 6:19am
Well, if we plan to never fight a war against a modern enemy, we don't really need a new KC-767 tanker. After all, we can keep flying the KC-135's until around 2050 or so (latest USAF assessment). It will be kind of awesome, because by that time we can have five-generation crews on a single airframe. I have already crewed Air National Guard KC-135's that had third-generation crew members on board, as in "My grandaddy flew this aircraft when she was delivered back in 1958, and my daddy flew her after getting re-engined back in 1988. Now it's my turn." No kidding- true stories. They don't build them like that anymore...
(and in 2050, they will probably still be refueling B-52's with them...)

by NineInchNachos on 9/27/2011 @ 8:03am
a flying museum of the cold war... always ready to attack deep into the soviet union.  I love watching DR. Strangelove and seeing the same planes fly over my house today. Even so, the future is drones...  fast cheap and out of control

by Mofo from the Hood on 9/27/2011 @ 8:20am
Senator Murray: the type of person who borrows your watch to tell you what time it is.

by NineInchNachos on 9/27/2011 @ 8:23am
sounds nice.  To bad you have to be photographed nude or molested to ride one. 

by Mofo from the Hood on 9/27/2011 @ 8:30am
The TNT link about the Dreamliner also mentioned the Concorde. Why isn't the superfast Concorde still an option for consumer travel?

by NineInchNachos on 9/27/2011 @ 8:33am
supersonic jets are dumb? 

by The Jinxmedic on 9/27/2011 @ 9:36am
For business travellers, supersonic transatlantic service is a necessity. What took the Concorde 3 hours to do takes a subsonic jumbo 10 hours. With the Concorde out of service, the fastest commercial airliner flying is the 1960's  Boeing 727 which can cruise around 0.9 Mach- and no major carrier still flies those because they require a third crew member... (that's a bigger issue to the airlines than fuel costs).
Yup, a backwards-we-shall go. Soon, we will be back to transcontinental railroads and steamships as the primary form of travel.

by NineInchNachos on 9/27/2011 @ 9:39am
get skype. Business Travel is obsolete!  

by The Jinxmedic on 9/27/2011 @ 9:40am
If you believe that business travel is obsolete, then I really can't help you.

by fredo on 9/27/2011 @ 9:58am

"Partisan bickering"= when somebody doesn't agree with you

by jenyum on 9/27/2011 @ 10:20am
Abraham Lincoln never rode a Concorde jet, and you didn't hear him complaining now did you?

by NineInchNachos on 9/27/2011 @ 10:48am
bring back the monorail  ! 

by NineInchNachos on 9/27/2011 @ 4:59pm
OK so this tacomic was a total flop... but I see it as a sleeper hit.   Next week is going to be awesome! 

by NineInchNachos on 11/28/2011 @ 10:32pm
forget education/health coverage for dumb poor kids... WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE STOP AND THINK ABOUT THE BOEING CORPORATION!??