Our five year adventure in Doha, Qatar ended June 1, 2012, but the memories will always remain. It's back to Texas where I have decided...Qatar isn't cornering the market on "quirky", as I once believed. Thanks for opening my eyes to the world, Doha!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Bonehead Award

...goes to whomever is responsible for the "photo op" that took place over New York's downtown Manhattan area yesterday. Does the term shouting fire in a crowded theater come to mind? Surely a crime has been committed here. What person in their right mind would think this is ok to pull off? I was fifteen hundred miles from New York when 9/11 occurred, but the images are branded in my mind and will be there until my dying day. So, to be in a building in downtown New York during this boneheaded event is beyond my robust imagination. The panic and fear that these people must have been going through sickens me. All for what? To get an updated picture of a jet that is commonly used as Air Force One* with fighter jets escorting it by the Statue of Liberty for government publicity? Mission accomplished. This was a so called, "secret mission", that should have been plastered allover billboards, the evening news, radio stations,newspapers and every possible media outlet informing people that this was going to take place. Heads should roll on this one, folks. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

*A little trivia in case you didn't know: Aircraft are referred to as "Air Force One" only while the president is on board

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  1. What ever happened to the creature? Did they ever figure out what it was?

  2. Funny you should ask. There was a follow up posted today. Busted!


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