Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ron Paul Almost Killed

A Wellstone moment?

Congressmen Make Emergency Landing

"(CBS) A Continental Airlines flight carrying seven members of Congress from Houston to Washington was forced to make an emergency landing after it lost cabin pressure and took a major nosedive Tuesday afternoon. Flight 458 was bound for Reagan National Airport, but was diverted and landed safely in New Orleans, a spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. Ted Poe told CBS affiliate KHOU. Poe and fellow Congressmen Nick Lampson, Ron Paul, John Carter, Ciro Rodriguez, Solomon Ortiz and Henry Cuellar were aboard the flight, said Poe's press secretary DeeAnn Thigpen. There were 118 people aboard the plane, said Continental spokeswoman Julie King."

8 Comments:

Blogger spooked said...

7 reps on board makes a prime target-- this can't be coincidence

22/7/08 6:36 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

The fascists do love their airplane "incidents", don't they?
They may want to pre empt any disruptions at their repug convention.

22/7/08 7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IT TURNED OUT THAT THERE WAS TOO MUCH PORK ON THE AIRCRAFT AND SOME APPARENTLY GOT LOOSE !!! LOL

22/7/08 7:20 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Careful about the swine jokes, anon :) ~~~~~~~~>

22/7/08 7:35 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

It was a minor incident, and even Ron Paul said so. You should be ashamed for posting such sensationalist, over-reactive claptrap.

22/7/08 9:04 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

The flight was from Texas to Washington and so was at cruising altitude. The masks dropped and the plane dove rapidly. Fire trucks waited in NO. Sudden loss of cabin pressure can kill at 35,000 feet, just ask Payne Stewart there, Mike.
Oh no wait, you can't.
Ever happen to you, Mike? Sure, you'll say, all the time, especially with 7 congressmen aboard.

23/7/08 5:17 AM  
Anonymous nick z said...

Plane accidents are one of the most popular forms of political assassination, because they are always considered accidents.

23/7/08 6:45 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Absolutely nick. I get so tired of brain dead normalists who's immediate reaction is the knee jerk "nothing to see here, just move along folks" mantra. They're the ~genocide is acceptable~ drones, the ~towers fell at speed of gravity~ robots, the ~elections are free and fair~ zombies.
History will look back and marvel how airplane accidents paved the way for vicious operatives, like the Zia accident, the Wellstone accident, the Carnahan accident, the Kennedy accident, ad fucking nauseum.
That the plane didn't fall out of the sky should be pause for thought. It's possible it was a warning - do not screw with the convention like you have planned, Paul, or else.

23/7/08 6:14 PM  

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