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Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 March 2014
Various driveby media television networks ^ | 16 March 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces

Posted on 03/16/2014 5:22:42 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!

The Talk Shows

March 16th, 2014

Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:

FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.

MEET THE PRESS (NBC): White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer; Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.

FACE THE NATION (CBS): Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.

THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.; Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; Bill Gates.

STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee; Cmdr. William Marks, spokesman for the Navy's 7th Fleet, which is involved in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines jet.

TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: guests; lineup; mh370; sunday; talkshows
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To: guitarist
It looks like 2014 will be okay, but can we keep it through 2016? If we gain 10 seats in both chambers this year, the GOP darn well better impeach this commie in the White Hut - they will have TWO YEARS TO DO IT.
41 posted on 03/16/2014 6:44:47 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: rodguy911
RE: "jailbones" post

It might be interesting to hear that interview in translation.
42 posted on 03/16/2014 6:45:27 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: rodguy911

Thanks RG. There is no secret other than following it. The libs can try to use mine, but it requires telling the truth and they cannot do that and win. Here is the manual to share with your county. Chances are they won’t try it because the campaign managers can’t make money using it.

It works and our state may start.

43 posted on 03/16/2014 6:46:03 AM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 coming soon)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Heh.....thank you AB....I did not know that.

In fact my offer INCLUDED a Blog where nobody could comment.

It’s because they use comments to intimidate writers.

No edits, no comments....that’s my rule. AND HE ACCEPTED IT!

What did Lacey Say?

Cause she’s got an interesting history. Now she’s running for Governor of all things. So far I really like her but she’s taking it slow and measured.

I already met her and her campaign manager for lunch, did a column on her.

Got her working on Common Core....she’s got a daughter round Kaitlyn’s age.

I suspect I will be dealing with Lacey more in the future....and I look forward to it.

How my Mike Castle suggestion?

44 posted on 03/16/2014 6:46:28 AM PDT by Fishtalk (Join me on Facebook-
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To: Morgan in Denver; All
then..a freezing (metamorphically speaking :) cold water douche up the
kazoo for the GOP/e then on election day + 1..yeah, they're all pussies.

45 posted on 03/16/2014 6:46:51 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Since you bought it up....Senator Mendenez....y’all know this guy likes to make dirty little trips to the Dominican Republic and indulge himself in young 14 year old girls?

And they have the NERVE to bring this guy out to speak for them?

Obama’s desperate.

My Fly on the Wall Blog post digs deeper into this.
NEW! The Fly-on-the-Wall reveals how it REALLY came about. This week, why the GOP is going along with that ridiculous notion of avoiding Lewinsky discussion during Hillary’s upcoming presidential campaign.

46 posted on 03/16/2014 6:50:58 AM PDT by Fishtalk (Join me on Facebook-
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To: Alas Babylon!

I have never posted to your weekly post. It is a great post. I am an Aerospace Engineer and Pilot with 50 years of experience. I have been intriqued by the MAL 777 mystery. Using my background in both aircraft and satellites and engineering experience, I am posting the following thoughts.

Just the Facts, Please

I am astounded at the MSM ignorance about the search for the 777. Based on my 50 years of experience in the aerospace engineering field, let me give you the actual facts that have not been presented anywhere else. GET READY!

First there are 2 data systems on the Boeing 777 that send data, via the Iridium satellite system, to Boeing servers. This is very important. There are 2 separate systems. Both systems use the Iridium satellites to get to the Boeing servers. One system is called the ACARS. The second system is called the AHM or Airplane Health Management System. The difference between these two systems is crucial in our understanding about what happened to the 777. I will explain why this is important and what it means about the status of the 777.

First, though, you need to know about the data link from the 777 to Boeing servers. The data link is based on the Iridium satellite system. Anyone who uses satellite phones from remote locations would be familiar with the system. 60+ low earth satellites, at least one will always be visible from any location on the globe. The important thing to know about this low earth orbit system is that when someone on the ground or in the air pings or links to one of these satellites, your location on the surface of the earth is immediately known by the Iridium controllers/system to be somewhere within the field of view of that satellite at the time the ping was recorded. Since the field of view of the user is “horizon to horizon” that would be plus or minus 30 miles. Pretty good accuracy.

Now, about the two data systems. First, the ACARS. The system has been around since the 70s. It transmits engine data to Boeing/Rolls Royce servers through the Iridium satellite link. But here is the kicker. IT TRANSMITS ENGINE DATA REPORTS AT PRE-SPECIFIED EVENTS, NOT ON TIME. It will send a report at gear up, throttle back meaning cruise achieved (1:07am), and gear down. So what does that mean? The last ACARS data report was sent at 1:07, cruise achieved at 35,000 ft, as announced by the MSM. At least they got that right. The ACARS next scheduled data report should have been at gear down, NOT every hour. The ACARS was NOT disabled by anyone onboard. The gear never came down to trigger the last report. The ACARS WAS NOT DISABLED. THE GEAR NEVER CAME DOWN. So the plane came down on land or in the water without the gear down.

OK. Make sure you understand what you just read before you go any further. Do a google search on Boeing, ACARS, operation and look at technical discussions, airlines that use ACARS, etc. Do not look at news reports. They are all wrong, including FOX news reports.

Moving forward, just as important to understanding this mystery is the Airplane Health Management system. The AHM. The AHM is a Boeing product built into all Boeing aircraft since the 90s. It is built into every aircraft that Boeing builds. Every airline that buys a Boeing aircraft gets the hardware built into their airplane whether they “subscribe” to the AHM subscription service or not. The “AHM subscription service” provides real time data on the 777 flight systems to Boeing and the subscribing airline. If the airline chooses not to subscribe, they do not get the real time date, including GPS data. The mainstream got that right. MAL did not subscribe to this service. BUT, the hardware for the AHM was still in the airplane. NOW, HERE IS THE SECOND KICKER. The AHM will still ping the Boeing servers once an hour for the life of the 777. That is why the LSM, whoops, MSM is claiming that 5 or 6 pings were received from the aircraft during the flight. The Iridium folks and Boeing received and recorded the pings.

So what do the pings, via the Iridium satellites, tell us? The field of view of an Iridium satellite is about 60 miles on the surface of the earth. That is horizon to horizon. Image a 60 mile circle on the surface of the earth fixed to each satellite. As the 777 is flying, it is continually flying through these moving circles, each representing the field of view of an Iridium satellite. Every-time the AHM pings, the Iridium folks should be able to reconstruct where the receiving satellite was and likewise where the 60 mile circle was on the surface of the earth. With 5 or 6 pings, I would have a very accurate ground track of the 777.
Is anyone doing this? Hello? I have listened to countless expert 777 talking heads, pilots, scientists, NSTB folks, and etc. No one has mentioned the AHM. Everyone is confusing the ACARS with the AHM. No one has explained how the pings can be used to track the 777. No one has mentioned Iridium. Not one of these experts has taken the time to do google searches on ahm, acars, iridium, etc. Please do a google search on these terms. Do not look at any news media hits. They are all wrong. Read the google hits about these systems from Boeing, Wikipedia, technical papers, Cathy Air,, etc.

Now, one more item I just saw on TV. There are now apparently TWO ground tracks they are searching. Why TWO? Because the pings must have been accidently picked up by a geo comm sat. It was able to compute the range to the aircraft from the geo comm sat position at 22,000 miles each time a ping was sent. If you imagine a sphere around the geo comm sat, with a radius equal to the range to the aircraft, the sphere would intersect the earth in two places for each ping; therefore, the two ground tracks. They need a second satellite to triangulate. Now, the next question to ask is: why isn’t anyone analyzing the Iridium data to obtain the accurate ground track? Why haven’t any talking heads or experts mentioned this? No one on your show has discussed any of this.

In summary, here is my theory of what happened. It is the KISS (keep it simple stupid) theory:

1. The ACARS sent engine data reports at gear up and cruise throttle back (1:07 per MSM reports). No further data reports were sent by the ACARS because the gear never came down.
2. After hand-off to Viet Nam ATC, one of the crew took over with a goal of committing suicide. He was a coward and could not nose dive. Easier to just fly southwest into the Indian Ocean until you reach the point of no return, then it is out of your hands.
3. The only thing done to the aircraft by this pilot was to turn off the transponders. He did nothing else to the aircraft.
4. As the 777 flew on, it sent a ping via the AHM once per hour. The pings were recorded by the Iridium System and Boeing.
5. It finally ran out of fuel and ditched without the gear being lowered. Since the gear was not lowered we never got the final ACARS data report.
6. End of story.

47 posted on 03/16/2014 6:53:49 AM PDT by robert14 (cng)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Howard Kurtz, Media Buzz on FoxNews, is complaining about the media speculation on the missing Malaysia flight.


Sorry, Howard, but that is what the media considers to be news any more. Makes no difference whether it is a missing airliner or a building explosion or a mass shooting, the media speculates. If they stuck to hard news, their reporting would be shortened to about 60 seconds, and they would have to go to commercials to fill up the remaining airtime.

48 posted on 03/16/2014 6:55:17 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Alas Babylon!

How about make Over-time pay Tax-free, that way the working poor, who actually need the income from over-time, benefits.

Those who agree to a salary job usually aren’t underpaid anyhow or they wouldn’t take the job.

And tax free doesn’t force a business to lower wages or hire part-time instead.

49 posted on 03/16/2014 6:59:24 AM PDT by Son House (Democrats want you to use 'Great Recession' instead of 'Jobless Recovery', recession ended June 2009)
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To: robert14

Thank you for this. I am in the middle of making chipped beef gravy. I shall read with studied thought within the hour.

50 posted on 03/16/2014 6:59:52 AM PDT by Fishtalk (Join me on Facebook-
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To: TomGuy
I did see one thread earlier in the week that indicated Gregory is out at MTP and Ronan(?) may be his replacement. Satire or reality?

I really liked that show that Ronan and Martin used to do. Can they get the entire cast back together, do you think?

51 posted on 03/16/2014 7:01:23 AM PDT by Bernard (The Road To Hell is not paved with good results.)
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To: rodguy911
It wasn't pretty but a win being a win we shall take it

The Dems are spinning that loss as no big deal. I don't remember who said it, but the comment was "The only reason we lost that seat was because the turnout was low and Sink didn't get enough votes"

Wow! With insight like that, we have a future Democrat leader on the horizon.
52 posted on 03/16/2014 7:02:13 AM PDT by hillarynot (I play in Peoria)
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To: robert14

That sounds very likely. The media is keeping quiet as possible one of the pilots was a radical Mooselimb. You know most of them are peaceful?

53 posted on 03/16/2014 7:02:30 AM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 coming soon)
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To: bray

Thanks very much.

54 posted on 03/16/2014 7:02:46 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Bernard
that show that Ronan and Martin used to do

Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in.
55 posted on 03/16/2014 7:05:46 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: rodguy911

I am not speculating about why the pilot/copilot did it. I’ll let the talking heads do that. Just the facts, please.

56 posted on 03/16/2014 7:07:13 AM PDT by robert14 (cng)
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To: robert14

Great information. Thanks.

57 posted on 03/16/2014 7:12:03 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: rodguy911
Hey Rod, that is excellent! Absolutely agree!

Here is the posting, for all to see:

On Sunday mornings, the network/cable news industries collectively put aside their ethics and ideals, education, and on-the-job training as journalists, take the gloves off, so to say, and perform a ritual that I can only describe as the American version of pure propaganda.

In the past this whitewash has been DNC/Liberal Propaganda with a northeastern flavor, but increasingly is has become “Inside the Beltway” – a Washington-centric circle jerk with Tea Party conservatives as the intended victims of both exclusion and scorn. As irrefutable evidence of my theory I offer this: every single show is “moderated” by a liberal Democrat, even Fox.

There are clear exceptions within the circle — Fox, moderated by Democrat journalist Chris Wallace, leans center right in their guest lineup but is far and away the most representative of all views, and other outlets for one reason or another will step out of character on a given Sunday. Overall, the effect is one where you, as a conservative, will find yourself saying “Hey … WTF?!”

Let’s have a look at this week’s Two Hours Hate:

“Meet the Press” on NBC
• Dan Pfeiffer – Kook-Left Liberal
• Dick Durbin – Kook-Left Liberal
• Jeff Flake – Pro-Amnesty RINO
• Robert Gibbs – Kook-Left Liberal
• Moderator: hard-left Liberal

We’re off to a classic all-liberal start.

“Face the Nation” on CBS
• Mike Rogers – center-right Republican
• Tom Donilon – Obama Dope
• Moderator: hard-left Liberal

“This Week” on ABC
• Peter King – Dark Prince of the RINO set
• Chris Murphy – Liberal
• Bill Gates – Liberal
• Moderator: (worked in Clinton White House) hard-left Liberal

“Fox News Sunday” on Fox
• Robert Menendez – hard-left Liberal
• Bob Corker – anti Tea Party RINO
• Mike McCaul – Conservative (ding, ding, ding! 1st of the day!)
• Karl Rove – Conservative who births RINOs and attacks Tea Party
• Moderator: Proper journalist

“State of the Union” on CNN
• John McCain – King of the RINOs
• Reince Priebus – compromised Conservative
• Moderator: hard-left Liberal

“Political Capital” on Bloomberg TV
• David Plouffe – gay Kook-Left Liberal
• John Sununu – anti Tea Party Republican
• Moderator: Liberal

“Newsmakers” on C-SPAN
• Adam Schiff – Liberal
(Largely Unmoderated)

“Al Punto” on Univision – The Racist Channel
• Marco Rubio – RINO
• Cecilia Muñoz – Kook-left/Race-Victim Liberal
• Moderator: Socialist Mexican

After last week’s disorienting balance of views, this week represents a solid return to hard-left kookiness, race-victim politics, liberalism in general, and especially an airing of the views of those Republicans who hate conservatives and have therefore garnered “a strange new respect” from the liberals (phrase coined by Allah).

Enjoy your hate, kids. They’re lookin’ at you.

Jaibones on March 16, 2014 at 8:17 AM

58 posted on 03/16/2014 7:12:39 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Fishtalk
love the (fotw) column..i had heard something about *HIC!/Johnny Walker* Boehmer for years.
*gossip* ...LOL!
but 'ol "get along/go along" Mitch M. (I knew, he was bi-sexual, that's politics :)

59 posted on 03/16/2014 7:14:08 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Fishtalk

So’s my story about how this humble Blogger changed a local politoco’s way of thinking.

He’s a former State Steve Smyk. Man he’s got spies everywhere, probably somebody reading this. Heh.

He has a morning meeting once a month, like they do and which I steadfastly and with purpose attend, even at seven in the am, because I like to make them nervous and I do.

Smyk is my Delaware state representative, we being in a new district as this wonderful place known as Sussex county Delaware and the Blue Bloods up north took their crayons and began scrawling out new districts and I ended up in one.

Nobody knows where Smyk came from, outta nowhere like the Wilmington Blue Blood Republicans like to do. So I decided to find out as this guy does represent me.

First thing he proposes a bill to make secret compartments in our cars illegal.

I’m serious. It’s complicated but Smyk phrases it as a “tool” for law enforcement. Like all laws they want to hold us down with, this is a law that was never clamored for in Delaware but I dunno, just throwing it out there, maybe the police union wants it to make their jobs easier that they may enjoy more donuts while they throw me in jail for....I am not making this up....HAVING A SECRET COMPARTMENT IN MY JEEP THAT MIGHT BE USED TO TRANSPORT ILLEGAL DRUGS.

I don’t have to tell you folks that we just don’t need more laws and right there I am suspicious of Smyk.

Then he proposes a law to put mandatory breathalyzers in cars and now I see Teabaggers silmutaneously forced to get brotholyzers while getting audited by the IRS.

So I write a FACEBOOK post mind you, NOT on my Blog, about Monty Python’s famous “Bureau of Funny Walks”...I know you all know about this cause somebody here put up a link to a video of this skit last time I mentioned on this thread.

I note that Representative Smyk is so nuts about politce tools that he’d probably love the Bureau of Funny Walks, boom, everybody must register their walk with the bureau and donut munching cops will know it was them that robbed the bank for the funny walk of the perp.’s satire.

So last Tuesday at 7 in the am, indeed in the middle of the damn nite, I am sitting in front of Smyk at the Surf Bagel right across from my church (Smyk IS a member of my church btw).

He is talking about something and, as is my wont, I comment.

He gets this real nasty look on his face as I must suppose my comment made him angry.

“I know you call me a nut in your most recent Blog post,” he said, out of nowhere and causing me to wonder what the hell he’s talking about.

“I don’t read your Blog,” he expanded lest those in attendance, all three of them, would think he sits around and reads my Blog. “But people tell me things.”

Well this was a Facebook post and I do think Steve is a friend of mine on Facebook and I’m thinking that HE read it and didn’t like my mockery.

And so I am boohooing all over the place for hurting his widdle feelings but these politicos have GOT to stop regarding us people who carry this country on our backs as tools for their own advancement through laws that weigh us down.

It’s my mission, God has a plan for me, I am guided by my Lord Jesus Christ and I won’t mention this again.


Well that’s why God made satire, right?

Also, really in a Blog post, I did state that Smyk seems to like the police union more than his constituents cause didn’t the guy go and vote for minimum wage and I know his constituents didn’t want that. I was at yet another mid of night meeting where several local business owners came and TOLD HIM A HIGH MINIMUM WAGE WOULD HURT THEM!

At this past meeting he goes on and on and on about he is a champion of his constituents....he did, you should smile, protest a bit too much.

This is how I am making change guys!

So a new newsletter comes out for the Delaware Republican minority and there’s yet another stupid law these out of control legislators want to enact that no one asked for....called the “illegal porn” act or something.

If you take a pic of me naked and we break up, should you put that pic on the Internet you can get charged with a felony.

One can see handily the problems with this law as wow, who broke up when...”Gee I thought we were still together”...”But she ASKED me to put up that pic”....piece of crap.

Only this time yon ladies and gems, ole Smyk comes out AGAINST this law, at least as quoted in this newsletter as...heh, that’s exactly what my comment was about when he brought it up.

Yeah, I don’t think Smyk wanted to suffer my wrath.

Maybe I’m full of myself but no....just one citizen challenging them is MAKING THEM SWEAT!

Lots more.....lots more....

60 posted on 03/16/2014 7:18:47 AM PDT by Fishtalk (Join me on Facebook-
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