I am astounded by the number of Kool Aid drinkers who refuse to comprehend why the Air Force One file photos fiasco is a near-scandal bordering on Watergate proportions.

I wasn't even in New York on that fateful day in 2001, but I felt the sheer terror of what was taking place thousands of miles from the comfort of my bedroom. So it should come as no surprise to anyone that New Yorkers would be terrified to see a 747 bearing down on them with two fighter pilots close on its tail!

I'm posting these pics for the Kool Aid drinkers among you to compare. The top photo is Barack Obama's Air Force One being hotly pursued by one of two fighter pilots (circled). The photo below is a hijacked commercial airliner being flown into the South tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

The difference between the two photos is that one of the airliners is NOT being pursued by fighter pilots! We all know the outcome of that tragedy on 9/11. We are STILL being kept in the dark about what happened last week with Obama's jet.

We now know that the photographer who snapped the mysterious photos was inside the plane as it buzzed buildings in Manhattan. Here's what Obama's WH press secretary, Robert Gibbs said when asked about the photos: "I don't know where those are."

Welp, so much for transparency in Obama's administration!

  • carmelita79

    booooooo!

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    pass me a glass of grape koolaid please extra sugar.... i dont see the hype, yes its understandable why New yorkers were scared i would be too, and I was in NY that fateful day (in queens) and lost an aunt who was working in the WTC that tragic day...however the 2 events are unrelated, its been goverment secrets since GWashington was in office, are u saying obama is planing another terrorist attack in NYC , what are you saying?? it was a bad idea but noone was hurt and the public needs to move on

  • teecee

    i dont get all of this crying fire in a crowded room the desperate i dont have a cute republican and anal fox news crew.... the president wasnt on the plane nor ordered the plane to fly there; if the pilot did it on his own, then why does the president have to be in this mix? its like charging GM because a guy drove his chevy the wrong way on a one way street.

  • kwallace577

    the kool aid is "purple" @ spongebobfan like i said yesterday...

    pass me some too.

  • anti-PC

    Keep telling them Sandra! I WAS in the New York area that faithful day and I lost my Sunday School teacher on the 93rd Fl of Tower One.

    The Obama administrations decision to allow a low flying plan to fly over lower Manhattan is stupid in epic proportions.

    I, too, can't fathom why the Obama faithful can't admit that it was a stupid idea and his administration should be held accountable for it.

    And honestly, I still don't believe that it was a 'photo op'.

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    then what was it PC? something malicious? what was it?

  • ReadTheBlog

    So what are you guys implying, seriously? I was only born in NY. I wasn't there that day, nor was I in NY on 9/11.

    I'm really trying to understand.

  • atownquarter07

    I think you all are missing the point of what Sandra is trying to say... That stunt was meant to create a panic and instill fear. Yes, it was an extremely stupid idea, but why would they willingly do that to a city that has already endured so much? Why wouldnt they simply let somebody know that they would be taking pictures and save every one the trouble?? Lol and ya'll are crazy if you really think that Obama wouldnt lie to us ...

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    Further, it was stupid idea, and obama did express his anger from it, what more do yall want?! oh i know IMPEACH HIM! right? oh or lets lynch that nigger? its cause its a black man in power *yall tryig everything in yall power to keep him down!!!! yall wont be happy till he's assinated or something! so EVERY little thing (despite bush running this country into the groung for 8ys) every thing that happens... lets cry foul and bitch and complain over everything, nowhere was this bush hate (on this site at least)
    *yall=fox, right wing pundits, people who wont give man chance to do his job

  • Daisy

    @Anti President Obama already said that when he said he didnt APPROVE the location for the photo op. So again please get a CLUE! When Sandra 1st started posting this story people said then it was a BAD IDEA and whomever came up with it should be FIRED or RESIGN I guess you read over all those comments. Had the President come out and said he GAVE THE APPROVAL for the LOCATION he would be WRONG as well but that is NOT the case so therefore please talk what you know and know what you talk! I do NOT believe or trust the govt or Pres Obama blindly never have never will.

  • keely107

    Dear God:

    Please walk with anti-PC and Auntie Sandy as they run for the position of Commander in Chief during the next Presidential election. With all of their ridicule of the current President, THEY are SURE to lead our country into brighter days by making all the right decisions as they are informed of thing that I think even you dont know.

    Your child,

    Keely

  • Daisy

    @Atown name a President who hasnt lied? Thats what I thought! Some of yall must have given Pres Obama to much credit and made his pedstal to high and now that he isnt walking on water you are very disappointed and want to knit pick everything the man does or in this case DOES NOT do!

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    This is the problem with Kool Aid drinkers. You cant see beyond all of Obama's blatant lies. All he has to do is lie and you fall in line like blind sheeple.

  • melinla

    It was a dumb idea...he admitted it...let's move on...unless there is someone out there who has never had a dumb idea...if so please stand up, I've always wanted to meet my Lord and Savior (which btw Obama is not, he's just a man)

    Still an Obama supporter =)

  • Daisy

    I can see just fine Sandra. Just because I ain't throwing him under the bus every 5secs doesnt mean my vision is blurred.

    I am still waiting on what you and Anti feels he needs to do to rectify this situation? Cause clearly saying it was a bad idea and a mistake is not good enough. I know yall aint trying to throw 9-11 on him as well..lol

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    melinla Says:
    It was a dumb idea…he admitted it…let’s move on…

    ***********************************************************

    Then why won't he release the photos so we can see what we paid $328,000 for? Or don't you care about where your tax dollars are going? Apparently you don't care that the Obama administration isn't keeping their word about transparency in government. Lol.

  • Daisy

    @Melina and the idea wasn't even his! I can't believe some dislike him so much that they think he would ok a low flying plane anywhere near the twin towers. At the end of the day he said it was a mistake and all of that there is nothing more that can be done. My Lord and Saviour is Jesus as well! Amen Amen and Amen

    YES I DO STILL SUPPORT MY PRESIDENT AS WELL!

  • keely107

    Sandra says:
    This is the problem with Kool Aid drinkers. You cant see beyond all of Obama’s blatant lies. All he has to do is lie and you fall in line like blind sheeple.
    ___________________________________________________________

    Nope, but I SAW those 2 buildings fall and I SAW Bin Laden's family being flown outta here when all other aeriel's were grounded. I SAW Bush sitting there looking stupid while we kept being attacked, as if he were reading a book, and I saw all my people out there stranded praying for God while their city and lives drowned. What I see here is simply flying plane that hurt no one. Now do we REALLY need to state the differences in the two pics? Pass me some Kool-aid please.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    I need a Kool Aid drinker to explain to me why you b*tched and moaned when Bush spent your tax dollars but it's OK for Obama to spend $328,000 on some damn photos. Maybe that's why people aren't moving on! We're in a recession and this moron spends $328,000 on file photos???

  • iyonah

    @ Songebob

    "oh i know IMPEACH HIM! right? oh or lets lynch that nigger? its cause its a black man in power *yall tryig everything in yall power to keep him down!!!! yall wont be happy till he’s assinated or something! so EVERY little thing (despite bush running this country into the groung for 8ys) every thing that happens… lets cry foul and **** and complain over everything, nowhere was this bush hate (on this site at least)
    *yall=fox, right wing pundits, people who wont give man chance to do his job"

    No I don't want him hanged, I just want "the administration' as a collective unit to do better. I can see now everyone is on board with it not being a good idea dn it ebing wrong. Glad we are in agreeance on that, a few post ago ppl dind't see the issue.

  • Daisy

    My tax dollars go alot of places that I will never know about and some places that I do know about but don't agree with!!! That is nothing new and won't change! Nice try though.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    If the photographer was INSIDE THE PLANE then that means he wasn't taking photos OF the plane. So WHAT was he taking photos OF? Can a Kool Aid drinker answer that???

  • iyonah

    No I don’t want him hanged, I just want “the administration’ as a collective unit to do better. I can see now everyone is on board with it not being a good idea and it being wrong. Glad we are in agreeance on that, a few post ago ppl didn’t see the issue.

    MY BAD BOUT THE TYPOS, I REALLY THINK I AM DYSLEXIC @ TIMES

  • Daisy

    @iyonah in that same post SEVERAL ppl said it was a bad idea and again IT WAS NOT HIS IDEA! Either way it was not a good look ppl said that last week as well.

  • iyonah

    OK Daisy anything else?

  • Daisy

    Not a kool aid drinker so NO

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Daisy Says:
    My tax dollars go alot of places that I will never know about and some places that I do know about but don’t agree with!!! That is nothing new and won’t change!

    ****************************************************************

    Speaking of Change: Obama promised transparency in government. What happened to that? Or has that promise gone down the same dark hole where your tax dollars go? :)

  • Daisy

    @Iyonah no im BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED!

  • coaretained

    ROTFLMAO @ keely...

    since I am so race driven in regards to politics ( even though I cannot STAND kool aid nor make it correctly) my vote is undoubtedly for Sandra. Whenever she runs.. no problem.

  • Daisy

    I am fine with his transp. he released the G Bay info. some ppl were mad at him for that. That confirmed what most of us already knew but it was a good start. You ask these questions like its the end of his term vs the beg. Time my friend time...:-)

  • atownquarter07

    Okay I think some of you guys are missing the point. At first, I thought Sandra was crazy because she didnt even give Obama a chance. I voted for Obama and I was more than happy to see a black man as the most powerful man in the country. That was a defining moment in our history and nobody can take that away from him.

    BUT....

    you guys are missing the bigger picture. Its not really even about this "photo op." Its about the bigger picture and if Obama really has our best interests at heart. I base my opinions of FACTS, not emotions. If you have the chance, please watch "The Obama Deception," and THEN draw your own conclusions. And base your opinions off FACTS and not emotions.

    Here's a link
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7886780711843120756

  • iyonah

    LOVE THAT YOU FELT THE NEED TO PUT THAT IN CAPS ...

    OFF TOPIC: Sandra are you going to allow Charles back?

  • mizzdallas

    What must this men do get on all four and beg for forgiveness, yah right that will NEVER happen he said it was a MISTAKE. OMG! I'm no kool-aide drinker bye any means all Presidents lie, mayors, governors, community leaders etc., I put trust & truth only into god!!! Amend on that!!

  • melinla

    Hey Auntie - I'm used to not knowing where my tax dollars go...it doesn't make it right, but I'm not expecting the world to change immediately just because my president is black.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    The fact that Obama has anyone on his staff who thinks it's OK to spend $328,000 on photos of the inside of a plane is very troublesome. The fact that it's OK with some of you means the recession is not affecting you at all.

  • ReadTheBlog

    Coaretained, 2 qt container, pour the package of koolaid, put in 1/2 cup warm water stir to dissolve, then add 1 c sugar and cool water (to teh 2 qt mark) stir and enjoy...

    Pineapple is my favorite.

  • keely107

    It doesnt matter what nunnadem folks do with OUR tax dollars, they still gone take em'. Never understood why people get their panties all in a bunch over where they are allocated, yo ays will NEVER see them again. Period. So if he didnt spend that money on a photo op, would you be taxed less? Would this provide an overall improvement in the quality of YOUR life? Everybody worrying bout "where my tax dollars going", then round January everybody and they momma waiting on them dayum refund checks to hit the mall! Please half of the folks yapping aint EVEN in the correct tax bracket to be worrying bout that lil change!

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    If the photographer was INSIDE THE PLANE then that means he wasn’t taking photos OF the plane. So WHAT was he taking photos OF? Can a Kool Aid drinker answer that???

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ keely107:

    So if it's OK to spend your tax dollars on BS why did you complain when Bush was doing it?

  • melinla

    ReadTheBlog - I never knew the warm water trick - I used to just stir and stir and stir =)

  • melinla

    Don't consider myself a Kool Aid drinker, but maybe he was taking flicks of the fighter jet....as it was protecting Air Force One or Two or which ever one it was...

  • coaretained

    mines always tastes like wata... my kids are always upset. Oh well... Aunties negative connotations to kool aid only support my decision to not give them any. Way worse than cavities.. they might think for THEMSELVES. can't have that.

    *smh*

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    melinla Says:
    Don’t consider myself a Kool Aid drinker, but maybe he was taking flicks of the fighter jet….

    ********************************************

    That's not what the White House said. Anyhow, it's OK with you to spend $328,000 on flicks of fighter jets?

  • coaretained

    *raises hand*

    Who gave out the price tag, if I may ask?

  • melinla

    Nope - I could find better ways for them to spend the money...but I wasn't okay with the bank bail outs either...what's a girl to do - I just try to stay in formed and make my votes count

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    The bigger picture here is that -- once again -- Obama is lying to cover up his foolishness. First he didn't bow, and now they don't know where the photos are!

  • melinla

    I feel you Auntie - stand your ground. Lets agree to disagree - I learned that in therapy =)

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    I swear, I think the White House really believed that no one in NY would notice that big azz plane flying low over their heads. So Obama didn't have a plan B to explain what they were doing that day. I say impeach his azz! We need someone in the White House with more common sense than he has.

  • coaretained

    awww dayum... impeachment already? Dang... we gave Dubya 8 years of fluck ups... we can't give this man his 4?? geez...

  • coaretained

    damn moderation
    this is what I said- short a dubya

    aww dayum… impeachment already? Dang… we gave Dubya 8 years of fluck ups… we can’t give this man his 4?? geez…

  • keely107

    @Sandra:

    Never heard me complain about where my tax dollars went, like I said, I have always known whether in recession or economic boom, black president or white one, I will still be taxed at the same rate and never agree of know where the money is allocated so............there are just some things that you will die worrying about, if you allow.

  • http://myspace.com/tamarlese Peachizz

    Sandra,
    I am not able to give you an honest answer as to why our Beloved President spend $328K on the pictures taken on AirForce 1. Whatever the case I'm sure it's in our best interest.

    Your neice/
    Peachizz AKA Kool-Aid Drinker
    "Tropical Punch's my favorite"

  • keely107

    Sandra:

    I really would like to know, what do YOU think the motive was? Am I missing something? Im all for thinking outside the box.

  • http://myspace.com/tamarlese Peachizz

    Sandra,
    Reading you posts about these pics reminds me about a time when all i listen to was talk radio Warren Ballyintyne*,Al Sharpton,(I would be so rall'd up) and ready for anything..
    Maybe you should ask Hannity if he needs a sidekick on show and name it Obama Drama or what now Obama!

  • atownquarter07

    The bigger picture = we are slowly moving from a capitalist to a socialist government

  • keely107

    @Peachizz:

    Thats a dayum good idea cause she sure knows how to make me stop my work and tune in! LOL.

  • http://myspace.com/tamarlese Peachizz

    @Keely
    she posts with such strong conviction, Callig out all Kool-Aid drinkers.. :-)

  • Daisy

    Warren Ballentine IRKS me to know end but I still listen to him from time to time. I am listening to Rev Al now until Ryan C comes on.

    @Keely thank you. We will never know where our taxes go right/worng or indifferent. I love how everything is an issue and needs to be changed ASAP by Pres Obama.

    As far as Bush goes and taxes I did not think it was right for the richest to get tax breaks for 8yrs but that is what happened and there was nothing anybody could do about. So for those who dont like Pres Obamas tax plan I say welcome to my world take a seat where you please..lol

  • http://myspace.com/tamarlese Peachizz

    @Daisy,
    Warren does ahve that affect... but Rev Al
    Sharpton...:"keep it real" :-)
    They sold the talk radio station 1080 here in Miami, so u have to scream them now, I think it was best that happe cause I was ready for war,(especially after the Jena 6)

  • luvly1957

    ok so Sandra are you saying a conspiracy is going on? Also, He's the freakin Prez he doesn't have to tell u where da pics are. I am an avid kool-aid drinker(grape is my fav) but I do like to know where my money is being spent? I do not agree with them flying a plane over NY for just a photo op and it costing $328,000 (where u get that amount from I think was fox news) but why are u so hell bent on seeing the photos? Just so u and Sean and Rush can have something else to make news about, keep ur ratings up. Impeach him, surely u jest, if we didn't impeach Bush for lying to us about WMD then Sandra chill out...

  • Lala11_7

    First of all...

    Are you saying that the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS AWARE OF EVERY DECISION THAT GOES ON IN EVERY CONDUIT OF GOVERNMENT?!?!?

    You honestly believe that the head of ANY LARGE CORPORATION is aware of EVERY LITTLE THING THAT GOES ON?!?!

    It is SELF EVIDENT that Obama didn't PERSONALLY SIGN OFF ON THIS STUNT!!! That would make OBAMA STUPID...and you can and HAVE called this man a lot of things...however...STUPID is not one of them...

    I mean Auntie...you act as if the day he became President...he became LORD AND DICTATOR AND FIRED EVERYONE THAT WORKS IN WASHINGTON D.C. AND HAD TIES TO BUSH!!! There are THOUSDANDS of people, still working in Washington, D.C. who STILL have TOP security clearance and worked for and have allegience to Bush's cabinet...

    I think this stunt was done by someone who fits the above criteria...to DELIBERATELY embarass the President and cause UNNECESSARY HAVOC!!! I mean Cheney, Rove, et al has been saying for WEEKS that America will be attacked again...and do you THINK that those two STILL don't have the pull to do that stunt?

    But oh yeah...you also think that people who want a President who will do something for the 99% in this country not just the 1% are stupid, ignorant, kool aid drinking jerks...

    Well...it is a lot of people in this country who is going to make sure that the next eight years and beyond is

    KOOL AID CITY (GHETTO STYLE!!!)

  • Daisy

    @Luvely I just saw a car with an Impeach Obama bumper sticker..lol I bet that same person would vote for W today if they could. SMH

  • Daisy

    @Peach Warren just tries to hard and is such a BI BI sometimes! He makes a good point every now and then when he isn't on his soapbox. I wish he took more callers.

  • Kymystry

    ..!.. sip ..!..

  • Imalover

    KYM you stoooooopid.... lol. I refuse this post and all it stands for!!! I no longer feel it necessary to defend my beliefs with the politacally challenged, simple-minded, uninformed, misled, spoonfed by FOX News - CRYSTAL LIGHT DRINKERS.

  • luvly1957

    @Daisy

    Yea they bought those out when they had the TEE party that was not racist rite Sandra

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    you win sandra

    (CNN) -- The White House indicated Wednesday that a report and a photo from the controversial low-altitude New York flyover by a 747 plane used as Air Force One could be released soon.

    A 911 caller on the day of the flyover said, "There's a plane falling. There is a big aircraft falling like 9/11."

    1 of 3 Earlier, White House officials had said that there were no plans to release photos to the public.

    But the tone seemed to change on Wednesday.

    "The report, I believe, will be concluded at some point this week. We'll release its findings and release a photo," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said during his daily press briefing.

    The review, led by Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina, will focus on "why that decision was made and to ensure that it never happens again," Gibbs said.

    The flyover, officials said, was a training mission -- it was also a classified government-sanctioned photo shoot.

    Military officials also estimate that the mission and the photo shoot, aimed at updating file photos of Air Force One -- cost $328,835 in taxpayer money.

    But they said "the hours would have been flown regardless, and the expenses would have been accrued on a different mission."

    The photo shoot, which President Obama said he was "furious" with, happened on April 27. The image of a low-flying plane accompanied by an F-16 fighter jet sent some New Yorkers into the streets and into a panic -- reminding them of the tragic 9/11 attacks on the city.

    Building evacuations also took place across the Hudson River in Jersey City, New Jersey. Read more of Obama's reaction

    White House Military Office Director Louis Caldera later apologized for the flyover.

    Witnesses reported seeing the plane circle over the Upper New York Bay near the Statue of Liberty before flying up the Hudson River. Watch the plane fly over Manhattan »

    A YouTube video showed people standing in a parking lot, watching the plane approach. As it nears, they begin to run. "Run, run!" said one person. "Oh my God," cried another.

    A 911 call, released later by the Hudson County Sheriff's Department in New Jersey, illustrated the fear and panic felt by residents since the 9/11 attacks.

    "There's a plane falling. There is a big aircraft falling like 9/11," a man says to the operator. "Everybody is running and people are crying and panicking."

    CNN iReporter Tom Kruk, who saw the plane and took a photo, called the sight of the aircraft low in the sky "unsettling."

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg was visibly angry last week. "I'm annoyed -- furious is a better word -- that I wasn't told," he said, adding that the decision by the White House Military Office and Federal Aviation Administration to withhold details about the flight were "ridiculous" and "poor judgment."

    But according to Air Force Capt. Anna Carpenter, local law enforcement agencies and the FAA had been notified of the classified exercise.

    New York Police Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne confirmed that department had been alerted about the flight "with directives to local authorities not to disclose information about it."

    That decision riled local media.

    "Given that we are not big on reminders of 9/11, we could have done without the whole thing. But the FAA outdunced itself by asking the NYPD to keep the photo op a secret, as if no one would look up and say, 'What the hell?' " the New York Daily News said on April 28.

    The New York Post, in its editorial on the same day, said: "The FAA had long preferred to keep passengers ignorant of these dangers. Better to have people panic, it seems, at the sudden sight of low-flying aircraft over Lower Manhattan. ... Someone needs to straighten out these folks -- quick."

    The controversy had some questioning President Obama's declaration of a new era of openness, who on January 21, said: "The old rules said that if there was a defensible argument for not disclosing something to the American people, then it should not be disclosed. That era is now over."

    So why, exactly, didn't that initially apply to the photos? An advocate for government disclosure said it should, and that it's "silly" and "absurd" to withhold them. Watch more on the photo flap »

    "These are public records because they were done on government time, with government resources, and government personnel," said Patrice McDermott of openthegovernment.org.

    In New York, news that the photos might not be released reignited public outrage over the incident.

    "It doesn't seem right," said Kurt Wallin from New Jersey. "If we spent the money to have these photos taken, they should be available for the public to see."

    Emily Ritter from Park City, Utah, added: "I feel like maybe they're covering it up because it's been seen in a bad light already ... maybe they are still worried about their image and don't want to be seen in a bad light.