Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
In his latest gaffe, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney lamented the fact that airplane windows don't roll down.
Romney's wife Ann's plane had to make an emergency landing Friday (Sept. 21) because of an electrical malfunction. Discussing the incident at a fundraiser the next day, he said: "When you have a fire in an aircraft, there's no place to go, exactly, there's no — and you can't find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don't open. I don't know why they don't do that. It's a real problem. So it's very dangerous."
ok mitt, i am a licensed pilot so here is why airplane windows don't roll down. (1) planes fly at around 30,000 feet, its damned cold outside (2) there ain't enough O2 at 30,000 feet for anyone to stay conscious for more than 3 min so...(3) airplanes are pressurized, which requires strong fuselages, and at 30,000 feet the cabin equivalent altitude is about 7,500 feet (which is why drinking alcohol is so intoxicating on planes) and (4) opening a window at 30,000 feet would depressurize the plane (remember Auric Goldfinger, getting sucked out of Pussy Galore's jet after he shoots a gun at James Bond and depressurizes the plane? which really wouldn't happen but.....) (5) planes that are not pressurized have windows that open, for example, a Piper Cub has a window on the port side that rolls down, and the door on the starboard side opens up and latches on the underside of the wing. But you don't want to fly cross country in a cub (80 mph, maybe 90 with the wind) (6) and even in non pressurized planes, like a Cub, or a Piper cherokee, or a DC3, you don't open a window if there is an onboard fire, because that fuels the fire with O2.
Basically, if there is a fire onboard an airplane, you are SOL, which is an aeronautical terms for "shit outta luck." You land immediately, airport or no airport. Ann Romney was lucky, it was a small fire, contained, plane landed safely. good thing Mitt wasn't onboard or he would have opened the door and probably would have been sucked out. Which is the only way his campaign could descend any lower than it has so far........
Thursday, September 06, 2012
But wait......this took place in Medill oklahoma, not wisconsin. what was Paul doing in oklahoma hunting deer? I mean, there are lots of wild coyotes in oklahoma, but only in the ozark region of oklahoma are there deer. Ah hah! It was a game farm! So Paul went to Oklahoma to hunt deer on a game farm. Where game is bred and raised for the purpose of selling the right to kill it to someone with the money. So is this a wild deer, or a domesticated deer? did Paul pick out this deer before shooting it? How much does it cost to pick out a big buck like this and kill it? Did paul have to shoot at a distance, or because this deer was raised domestically, was he able to get up real close to shoot it?
But hey, Paul isnt the only politician to go on expensive, canned hunts. Dick Cheney was notorious for it. What Dick liked to do as Vice President was to go on a friend's property (lobbyist?) have a buffet lunch, with beer - a catered picnic - and then shoot hundreds of tame domesticated birds that someone would release to one side. kind of skeet shooting only with real birds instead of skeet. for example, it has been documented (previous link) that on one occasion, 500 birds were released, and 417 killed. If you shot at 500 skeets, and hit only 417, you really suck at skeet shooting (I have shot skeet with a shotgun, so i know what i am talking about). Dick also shot his buddy while on a canned bird hunt, but perhaps the beer he had first had something to do with that (Dick Cheney was convicted twice of drunk driving in Wyoming, during his reckless youth while dodging the draft).
Paul's wife is from Oklahoma, so thats probably how he got down there from wisconsin, visiting relatives. I wonder, how did he get the deer meat home? i looked up processors on google, and there is a deer meet processing company in Medill OK (probably connected to the game farm, right?) but how did he get it home to eat? can you freeze a whole cut up deer quickly, then travel with hundreds of pounds of deer meet in your car, or plane?
Dick cheney and his buddies did not eat any of the birds they killed - they were gathered and burned. so i wonder if Paul Ryan ate this beautiful, tame, domesticated buck?