Jay Maynard (jmaynard) wrote,
Jay Maynard

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Clueless leftists and clueless media

(But then, I repeat myself...)

The FAA has, as is normal practice, issued a TFR (temporary flight restriction) prohibiting flight of aircraft along Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula, where Hurricane Ike landed on Texas. They regularly do that to keep sightseers and others not involved in rescue operations away from disaster areas so that rescuers can operate without worrying about hitting other aircraft.

The local media is howling, and now an entry in The Daily Kos is claiming it's all so FEMA can cover up its incompetence or some such.

There's only one problem with this: The TFR only prohibits flight below 2000 feet above sea level! I don't know what altitude news helicopters normally operate at, but you can still see a lot from 2000 MSL, and higher would probably let them show more devastation anyway. (Don't believe me? Find a friendly pilot and take a ride.)

The Left never lets the facts get in the way of Bush Derangement Syndrome.

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