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Blimps

The BBC reports that “blimps happen”.

A military reconnaissance airship broke away from its mooring tower at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland and was finally recaptured in Muncy, Pennsylvania after leaving about 18,000 people without electricity. The trailing mooring cable was pulling down power lines.

There was a report of another ‘blimp’ being sighted in Boulder, Colorado, but it was just another Republican debate. We learned that the only reason people think Republicans are batshit crazy is because the media insists on reporting what they say.

8 comments

1 Badtux { 10.29.15 at 12:15 am }

Not to worry, the Republican faithful will continue to hear only what they want to hear rather than what the candidates actually say.

– Badtux the Cynical Penguin

2 Bryan { 10.29.15 at 9:01 pm }

The segments of the audience booing when the candidates were asked difficult questions, pretty much shows that the ‘sheep’ aren’t really interested in facts.

3 Badtux { 10.30.15 at 1:48 am }

To be fair, some of those questions were like caricatures of the worst job interviews that I’ve ever endured. “Tell me what your biggest weakness is?” Like, excuse me? “My humility”, said the braggart.

4 Bryan { 10.30.15 at 11:41 am }

Well you can’t call these shows debates, and the purpose is to ‘hire’ a President, so they are closer to ‘job interviews’ than anything else.

5 Steve Bates { 10.30.15 at 7:19 pm }

Was there a christening ceremony for the blimp? Was it perhaps the U.S.B. Chris Christie?

6 Bryan { 10.30.15 at 10:56 pm }

It was apparently an Army blimp, and the Army doesn’t name individual aircraft. The type of blimp might have a name, but Winfield Scott would certainly take precedence over Christie 😉

Of course, a commercial vessel used for whale watching could certainly use the name. 😈

7 Badtux { 10.30.15 at 11:51 pm }

I love Winfield Scott. He was one of the most underrated military geniuses of the 19th century. He is the person who came up with the strategy that successfully strangled the Confederacy, and he lived long enough to see his strategy work. That must have been very satisfying to him, shoved aside as he was early during the war because impatient Yankees felt sure the Confederacy would collapse the moment a few Union soldiers fired guns their way and didn’t want to listen to any kind of wisdom from this fat old man.

Just a random aside. Carry on making Chris Christie jokes :).

8 Bryan { 10.31.15 at 3:31 pm }

There was a certain level of prejudice against Scott because he was a Southerner and McClellan was a very ambitious man [who later became governor of New Jersey] who felt he should control everything. Sam Grant liked Scott, as did Sherman, but they were ‘exiled’ to the Western Front.

Christie really is irrelevant….