This is San Fransicko - Part II

Schmed

I'm a corpse without a soul...
#1
Daly backs move to ground Blue Angels show
Daly backs move to ground Blue Angels show «

The annual Fleet Week event includes an air show by the Blue Angels, a parade of military ships and tours of United States Navy vessels.

SAN FRANCISCO - The annual aerial show by the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels — a San Francisco tradition dating back to 1981 that pumps millions into the local economy — is running into opposition from three local peace advocacy groups that are calling for a permanent halt to the popular Fleet Week flyover.
CodePink, Global Exchange and Veterans for Peace, Chapter 69, are working with Supervisor Chris Daly on a Board of Supervisors resolution to address concerns over the Blue Angels.
Daly acknowledged he is considering a call to halt the flyovers because, he said, “they seem dangerous and unnecessary.” Daly said he plans on introducing the resolution as early as Tuesday, but is still drafting the language. A resolution is not legally binding, but states a board position.
The Blue Angels, a team of navy fighter pilots, fly over San Francisco during Fleet Week, which this year is scheduled for Oct. 4 through Oct. 9. For four of the six days, the flashy blue- and yellow-striped planes soar through the skies over the northern waterfront at speeds reaching 700 miles per hour, and perform such maneuvers as vertical rolls. As part of the show, six planes group together in tight formation to perform deft maneuvers.

The Blue Angels have 35 air shows scheduled in 2007 in various U.S. locations. Last year, more than 15 million people watched the fighter pilots.
Veterans for Peace takes issue with the pro-military message and the recruiting efforts that come along with the annual visit as well as what it refers to as the “noise pollution.” The group calls the event a public safety risk, pointing to the April crash of a Blue Angels plane during an air show in Beaufort, S.C.
Just a slight miscalculation or a mechanical failure can cause a plane to “go barreling into the Golden Gate Bridge or a high-rise and cause a significant amount of damage,” said Paul Cox, a Vietnam veteran and member of the Veterans for Peace.
Edward Leonard, chairman of the San Francisco Fleet Week Committee, said that since the April plane crash, the Blue Angels are back flying and “we think it’s safe.” He added that the planes’ maneuvers require approval by the Federal Aviation Administration, the more challenging maneuvers are conducted over the Bay waters and that “commercial airlines fly over The City all the time.”
Fleet Week attracts about 1 million people to The City’s waterfront and sinks about $4 million into The City’s economy, according to Leonard. When the Blue Angels did not fly over San Francisco in 2004, attendance and revenue dropped by more than 50 percent, he said.
Leonard said Fleet Week comes with a variety of benefits, from boosting the local economy to providing people “a chance to say thanks for the people serving in the military now.”
CodePink has launched an online petition, signed by more than 500 people to date, calling on leaders to end the flyovers for reasons of public safety, air pollution and fuel waste.
Cox said the resolution would establish that city leaders and the public are not in support of having the Blue Angels.
“We can then take the next steps we have to legally stop them,” he said.
 

weakside

He was stupid. I was lucky. I will visit him soon.
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Fleet Week attracts about 1 million people to The City’s waterfront and sinks about $4 million into The City’s economy, according to Leonard. When the Blue Angels did not fly over San Francisco in 2004, attendance and revenue dropped by more than 50 percent, he said.


Trust me, they are not going to stop anything when this amount of money is coming in to the city.

The vast majority of protests are about how much of a financial impact a group can seemingly make. 500 signatures compared to the amount of revenue this show brings in is meaningless.
 

7cent

Registered User
#3
those air shows are unnecessary... It seems like they crash at least once every year... that's cool when it's done for a handful of hayseeds, but it would be a disaster if happened over SF..

It is pretty cool though, I saw it last year..
 

Buster H

Alt-F4
Wackbag Staff
#4
the most irritating part about this is the organization that is calling for this is a so called peace group.

They aren't really worried about safety, they just don't want the Blue Angles to fly, but the only REMOTE way they can try to stop it is by trying to say it is a safety issue.
 

d0uche_n0zzle

**Negative_Creep**
#5
The Blue Angels are an amazing sight to see. Fuck these AIDS riddled sodomites in their bleeding orifices with a broken baseball bat.
 

TrybalRage

Registered User
#6
Just a slight miscalculation or a mechanical failure can cause a plane to “go barreling into the Golden Gate Bridge or a high-rise and cause a significant amount of damage,” said Paul Cox, a Vietnam veteran and member of the Veterans for Peace.
What a Cox ucker.


Wocka wocka.
 

Schmed

I'm a corpse without a soul...
#7
The Blue Angels are an amazing sight to see. Fuck these AIDS riddled sodomites in their bleeding orifices with a broken baseball bat.
DN, I'm glad you got the balls to say it like it should be said.:clap:
 

LiddyRules

I Think I'll Eat An Apple
#9
People don't want to see stupid planes fly. I don't see the big deal.
 

Vyce

Light-skinned, with no Negro dialect.
#11
People don't want to see stupid planes fly. I don't see the big deal.
It's their motivations which are sickening. It's a group of peaceniks (read: anti-military cocksuckers, perhaps of the literal variety considering this is San Fran) who take issue with the Blue Angels not because they don't like the act (which they don't) but because, GOD FORBID, they put forth a pro-military message.
 

bethm1b

person of interest
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Daly acknowledged he is considering a call to halt the flyovers because, he said, “they seem dangerous and unnecessary.” .



I find Daly dangerous and unnecessary.......
 
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