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Grayson flees African coup in copter of contractor he criticized (Blackwater saves Grayson's butt)
Orlando Sentinal ^ | February 25, 2010 | Scott Powers

Posted on 02/25/2010 7:51:43 AM PST by AAABEST

Edited on 02/25/2010 7:53:33 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, was evacuated last week from the Central African nation of Niger, where he was stranded during a coup, by a military contractor the outspoken congressman has railed against in the past.

Grayson was on a House Committee on Science and Technology tour last Thursday when a military coup closed the airport in Niger and then took over the government, violently entering buildings close to the U.S. Embassy compound where he was staying.


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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 201002; africa; blackwater; congress; congressman; contractors; coup; democrats; evacuation; grayscum; grayson; irony; niger; nigerflap; rats; xe
This is just too rich.

The company that Grayson has continuously demonized as a congressman and made a fortune off of by suing as a slimebag trial lawyer, winds up saving his useless life.

I pray that central Floridians will send this nasty, sneering SOB back where he came from.


1 posted on 02/25/2010 7:51:44 AM PST by AAABEST
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To: AAABEST

Should have left him there.


2 posted on 02/25/2010 7:54:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: AAABEST

They could have oops’d him out the door...../sarc/


3 posted on 02/25/2010 7:54:13 AM PST by sniper63 (Bang,Bang, Maxwell's Silver hammer........)
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To: AAABEST

“House Committee on Science and Technology tour “

What in the world gave niger offer for science and technology?

These constant junkets for elected officials to travel the globe is out of control.


4 posted on 02/25/2010 7:54:22 AM PST by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: AAABEST

Your post insults nasty, sneering SOB’s. This guy is far worse.


5 posted on 02/25/2010 7:55:48 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: AAABEST

He probably didn’t even say thank you.


6 posted on 02/25/2010 7:55:54 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: sniper63

Yep, at about 3,000 feet. That seemed to be the most effective altitude.....


7 posted on 02/25/2010 7:55:55 AM PST by clintonh8r (Nobody's 'bot!!)
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To: AAABEST

That face has “bullseye” all over it....


8 posted on 02/25/2010 7:56:50 AM PST by clintonh8r (Nobody's 'bot!!)
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To: AAABEST

Justice!


9 posted on 02/25/2010 7:59:41 AM PST by CholeraJoe (Taking Fatal User Error to a whole new level.)
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To: La Lydia

I bet he wet himself.


10 posted on 02/25/2010 8:02:51 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: AAABEST

Grayson is an idiot and Blakwater shoulld charge his arse for saving it.


11 posted on 02/25/2010 8:03:56 AM PST by cranked
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To: AAABEST

I kinda like Grayson, but this is funny. It reminds me of the B.C. comic strip where the guys decide to dig a dinosaur trap.

parsy, who says “How Humiliating!”


12 posted on 02/25/2010 8:04:05 AM PST by parsifal (Abatis: Rubbish in front of a fort, to prevent the rubbish outside from molesting the rubbish inside)
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To: La Lydia

I would almost bet he didnt.


13 posted on 02/25/2010 8:08:47 AM PST by Venturer
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To: La Lydia
He probably didn’t even say thank you.

Not only did he not say "thank you," but yesterday Grayson's spokesman tried to avoid the glaring issue that Blackwater saved the douchebag from possible death or dismemberment.

Here's how the spokesman responded yesterday when a jounrnalist asked about the Blackwater angle before it was independently CONFIRMED that it was Blackwater/Xe that got them out of there:

"The Congressman did not know, and frankly did not care, who owned the plane.”

IOW, they knew at the time they were questioned who came to their rescue but still tried to avoid admitting it.

He "frankly did not care" who saved his very life?

14 posted on 02/25/2010 8:09:05 AM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: AAABEST
Ah yes. The same Congressman that got elected smearing the incumbent for taking a trip to Ireland on tax payers money gets his @ss rescued by the other people he smeared during his campaign.

Got it Alan.

15 posted on 02/25/2010 8:10:41 AM PST by poobear
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To: AAABEST

He really is a snarky douche isn’t he. Bet he wasn’t wearing that smug expression when he was being hustled to the chopper..


16 posted on 02/25/2010 8:11:39 AM PST by BallandPowder
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To: AAABEST

(Blackwater saves Grayson’s butt)

Um....WHY?


17 posted on 02/25/2010 8:15:13 AM PST by Grunthor (The more people I meet, the more I love my dogs.)
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To: AAABEST

Just don’t expect him to show any gratitude. He wouldn’t know what it means.


18 posted on 02/25/2010 8:15:19 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: parsifal

“I kinda like Grayson”

You would.


19 posted on 02/25/2010 8:19:37 AM PST by Grunthor (The more people I meet, the more I love my dogs.)
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To: AAABEST

I hope Blackwater has video.. I’m sure his opponent can use it in an ad.

And here’s Representative Grayson , sneering at the people who saved his life... Voters - What does he think of you???


20 posted on 02/25/2010 8:35:37 AM PST by Waverunner ( "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Voltaire)
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To: Grunthor

You grumpy thing you! I like Grayson because he is one of those guys who don’t sneak around in the back alley and you have to wonder where he’s coming from. He just comes right out and gets in people’s face. I like that.

He tore Ben Bernanke up in one of those hearings and that lack of couth is something refreshing. Liberal or conservative.

parsy, who says at least the goober is honest


21 posted on 02/25/2010 8:43:38 AM PST by parsifal (Abatis: Rubbish in front of a fort, to prevent the rubbish outside from molesting the rubbish inside)
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To: Grunthor

You grumpy thing you! I like Grayson because he is one of those guys who don’t sneak around in the back alley and you have to wonder where he’s coming from. He just comes right out and gets in people’s face. I like that.

He tore Ben Bernanke up in one of those hearings and that lack of couth is something refreshing. Liberal or conservative.

parsy, who says at least the goober is honest


22 posted on 02/25/2010 8:43:39 AM PST by parsifal (Abatis: Rubbish in front of a fort, to prevent the rubbish outside from molesting the rubbish inside)
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To: AAABEST
As he fled toward the helicopter, the blackwater contracters should have said:

"I know this is an emergency, and we are probably the only company able to do this, but you really need to go out and get competive bids first before we leave..."

23 posted on 02/25/2010 8:52:30 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: AAABEST
someone has to ask just what he was doing there ... looking for another lawsuit on the taxpayer's dime?

.

24 posted on 02/25/2010 8:55:05 AM PST by Elle Bee
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To: AAABEST

Even among the amoral dregs that make up the US Congress, this pr!ck is a particularly malodorous bag of arrogant pus.


25 posted on 02/25/2010 8:55:32 AM PST by EyeGuy
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To: EyeGuy

Well said!


26 posted on 02/25/2010 9:23:37 AM PST by rae4palin (islam is of the devil)
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To: AAABEST

Don’t have the pic but:

“When you get to hell tell ‘em that Itchy sent you!”


27 posted on 02/25/2010 9:28:41 AM PST by Ford4000
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To: AAABEST

This guy looks like a good candidate to get sent home in November.


28 posted on 02/25/2010 9:36:59 AM PST by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: sniper63
They could have oops’d him out the door...../sarc/
Ever seen The Gods Must Be Crazy? They should do that[*] to him, and then leave him there...

[*] In case you missed it, soldiers blindfolded the rebel, hovered a chopper three feet off the ground for a few minutes, and shoved him out...
29 posted on 02/25/2010 9:57:58 AM PST by Peet (<- A.K.A. the Foundling)
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To: EyeGuy
Even among the amoral dregs that make up the US Congress, this pr!ck is a particularly malodorous bag of arrogant pus.

Lefties are nearly always repulsive to one degree or another, but yes you are correct - this guy stands out and is particularly "special" in being able to exceed all levels detestability.

He's one of the select few in that Keith Olbermann category; the type you want to beat the s*** out of, then go back and beat the s*** out of again.

30 posted on 02/25/2010 10:09:14 AM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: AAABEST

“nation of Niger”

I don’t know what mineral resources they have, but that country could be mined for jokes.


31 posted on 02/25/2010 10:21:14 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: TexasRepublic
I don’t know what mineral resources they have,...

Uranium -- lots of it too. Remember Joe Wilson?

32 posted on 02/25/2010 10:28:10 AM PST by Ditto (Directions for Clean Government: If they are in, vote them out. Rinse and repeat.)
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To: TexasRepublic
"I don’t know what mineral resources they have,"

I know you're kidding, but Niger is actually flush with all kinds of natural resources, which makes their economic malaise all the more tragic. Like so many African countries, their government is so corrupt and inefficient, it makes it virtually impossible for their people to utilize their own resources to enrich themselves, and build a sustainable economy.

This coup is just another example of their incompetence.

33 posted on 02/25/2010 10:28:43 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: cripplecreek

“Should have left him there....”

Amen, Bro.
He wants to be thankful I wasn’t in charge of that Blackwater crew. He’d have never made it out of there alive.
I’d have left his sorry stinkin’ a$$ there to be chopped up and dragged thru the village.


34 posted on 02/25/2010 10:34:26 AM PST by lgjhn23
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To: AAABEST

They should have thrown his ass out and said he fell.


35 posted on 02/25/2010 11:19:53 AM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: AAABEST
Here's a map of Niger.


36 posted on 02/25/2010 12:43:00 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: edcoil
"What in the world gave niger offer for science and technology?"

Yellowcake Uranium?

37 posted on 02/25/2010 1:02:47 PM PST by magellan
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To: AAABEST
Photobucket
38 posted on 02/25/2010 1:17:37 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: TexasRepublic

Boy this would make for a hilarious segment on The Daily Show, since they take potshots at both parties, ya know.


39 posted on 02/25/2010 1:38:39 PM PST by MiltonFriedmanFan
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To: AAABEST; darkangel82; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued

LOL


40 posted on 02/25/2010 1:51:48 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: cripplecreek
Should have left him there.

Absolutely! I wish the Blackwater helicopter pilot would have just left him there, waving forlornly in the distance as he roared away. Let the demoRATs stew & sputter about one of their own leftist-marxist-socialist demoRAT being left behind in a 3rd world coup. I think that the commie pig Grayson would have been praying for any delivery from a white, pro-American conservative. He should have been left there.

41 posted on 02/25/2010 1:57:33 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: Impy; darkangel82; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; JulieRNR21; ...

That is priceless.


42 posted on 02/25/2010 2:26:14 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: sniper63
That was my first thought.
43 posted on 02/25/2010 3:04:46 PM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: parsifal

How could anyone like an idot traitor like Grayson? Please explain.


44 posted on 02/25/2010 3:22:44 PM PST by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: AAABEST

Is this a photo of Grayson’s butt?


45 posted on 02/25/2010 3:35:57 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: AAABEST

Why didn’t they leave him there? Stupid move on Blackwater’s part.


46 posted on 02/25/2010 4:19:58 PM PST by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: AAABEST; Travis McGee

These guys even pick up the trash when they leave.


47 posted on 10/30/2012 6:05:03 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Too rich. Should be a movie, or in a novel.


48 posted on 10/30/2012 7:34:55 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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