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(Daily Kos)   After his wife's plane filled with smoke last week, Mitt Romney wants to know why the passengers couldn't have just opened a window to let the smoke out   (dailykos.com) divider line 410
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2012-09-24 12:25:41 PM
"When you have a fire in an aircraft, there's no place to go, exactly, there's no - and you can't find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don't open. I don't know why they don't do that. It's a real problem."

At this point, I have stopped even thinking that things like this could be an Onion article. I just assume it'd all real.
 
2012-09-24 12:31:01 PM
[nathan_fillon_speechless_gif]

And you want to run our country?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-09-24 12:32:07 PM
Wow, it looks like he really said that.
 
2012-09-24 12:33:51 PM
That cannot be real. I can't see the video, but that cannot be real.

It's The Onion or SNL or something, isn't it?
 
2012-09-24 12:35:18 PM

AdolfOliverPanties: That cannot be real. I can't see the video, but that cannot be real.

It's The Onion or SNL or something, isn't it?


No, the video is a clip from Goldfinger - specifically the ending scene where Goldfinger shoots at Bond, hits the plane instead, and is promptly sucked out the now broken window.

But, yes, Romney really did say that.
 
2012-09-24 12:37:59 PM
He really is breathtakingly stupid. He is Jon Hamm's character on 30 Rock.
 
2012-09-24 12:39:12 PM
Wow. He really said it. http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-romney-beverly-hills-fundra iser-20120922,0,2317962.story
 
2012-09-24 12:40:27 PM
I cannot wait for the tell-all book about this campaign.
 
2012-09-24 12:40:36 PM

cameroncrazy1984: He really is breathtakingly stupid. He is Jon Hamm's character on 30 Rock.


Speaking of which, there may never be anything as funny on television as Liz's three boyfriends doing female Jamaican nurse voices in the episode where she's hallucinating. Except of course, Mitt Romney.
 
2012-09-24 12:40:59 PM
So, I can assume Mitt is not a Twilight Zone fan?
 
2012-09-24 12:42:19 PM
Did he really say that?
 
2012-09-24 12:42:23 PM
Well, if he wins, I'm going to bootstrap myself a nice submarine screen door business.
 
2012-09-24 12:42:47 PM
Anyone else here a fan of Mayday/Air Crash Investigators?

Although windows do not open, there are times when they do open the doors to help clear a smoke condition. Mayday had a few episodes about these kinds of incidents. One of my favs is the South African Airways Flight 295. The fact that South Africa was a international red-headed step child probably doomed the flight from the very begining.

/Not defending Romney. I love talking about aviation
 
2012-09-24 12:48:21 PM
WHAT WHAT WHAT???? WTF?????

He got into HARVARD?? How does he manage to tie his shoes everyday? (Or does he have a staff member for that?) Does he forget to breathe sometimes??

NONONONO!! This cannot be real. Please tell me this is not real. I never tried to get into Harvard - despite a 4.0 and awesome SAT/ACT scores. I didn't think I was smart enough. But here I sit without having to remind myself to blink and my shoes on the correct feet.

/After learning more about J. Castro I am PISSED that I didn't apply to Stanford since my SATs were higher than his and I am off-white like he is.
 
2012-09-24 12:48:35 PM
Q. Why does Mitt Romney carry a car door around with him when he's in the desert?
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
A. So when it gets hot, he can roll the window down.
 
2012-09-24 12:48:36 PM

exick: Speaking of which, there may never be anything as funny on television as Liz's three boyfriends doing female Jamaican nurse voices in the episode where she's hallucinating. Except of course, Mitt Romney.


In the last live episode, Jon Hamm guest starring in the cutaway to the old black-and-white NBC show and basically just doing an over the top Tracy Morgan impression. "I STOLED YOU THIS FISH!"
 
2012-09-24 12:51:18 PM

cameroncrazy1984: He really is breathtakingly stupid. He is Jon Hamm's character on 30 Rock.


Ok, funny reference.
 
2012-09-24 12:51:39 PM

cman: Anyone else here a fan of Mayday/Air Crash Investigators?

Although windows do not open, there are times when they do open the doors to help clear a smoke condition. Mayday had a few episodes about these kinds of incidents. One of my favs is the South African Airways Flight 295. The fact that South Africa was a international red-headed step child probably doomed the flight from the very begining.

/Not defending Romney. I love talking about aviation


Remember Hawaiian Air flight that became a convertible mid-flight at altitude?
 
2012-09-24 12:55:28 PM
What an airplane with plenty of oxygen from the outside may look like:

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-09-24 12:58:45 PM

dr_blasto: Remember Hawaiian Air flight that became a convertible mid-flight at altitude?


That must've been very refreshing for the passengers, and I bet they were quite pleased. Everyone should be able to cruise around Hawaii in a convertible. It's just beautiful there.
 
2012-09-24 12:58:56 PM

dr_blasto: cman: Anyone else here a fan of Mayday/Air Crash Investigators?

Although windows do not open, there are times when they do open the doors to help clear a smoke condition. Mayday had a few episodes about these kinds of incidents. One of my favs is the South African Airways Flight 295. The fact that South Africa was a international red-headed step child probably doomed the flight from the very begining.

/Not defending Romney. I love talking about aviation

Remember Hawaiian Air flight that became a convertible mid-flight at altitude?


Hell yeah.

That was some impressive flying. The reconstruction was pretty bad-ass, too. Its pretty damn hard to believe that after having a shiat ton of your plane rip apart from the fuselage they only had one fatality.
 
2012-09-24 01:01:20 PM

cman: dr_blasto: cman: Anyone else here a fan of Mayday/Air Crash Investigators?

Although windows do not open, there are times when they do open the doors to help clear a smoke condition. Mayday had a few episodes about these kinds of incidents. One of my favs is the South African Airways Flight 295. The fact that South Africa was a international red-headed step child probably doomed the flight from the very begining.

/Not defending Romney. I love talking about aviation

Remember Hawaiian Air flight that became a convertible mid-flight at altitude?

Hell yeah.

That was some impressive flying. The reconstruction was pretty bad-ass, too. Its pretty damn hard to believe that after having a shiat ton of your plane rip apart from the fuselage they only had one fatality.


For those who have no idea what we are talking about, this picture is how the airplane looked when it landed 

www.aloha.net
 
2012-09-24 01:01:39 PM

cman: dr_blasto: cman: Anyone else here a fan of Mayday/Air Crash Investigators?

Although windows do not open, there are times when they do open the doors to help clear a smoke condition. Mayday had a few episodes about these kinds of incidents. One of my favs is the South African Airways Flight 295. The fact that South Africa was a international red-headed step child probably doomed the flight from the very begining.

/Not defending Romney. I love talking about aviation

Remember Hawaiian Air flight that became a convertible mid-flight at altitude?

Hell yeah.

That was some impressive flying. The reconstruction was pretty bad-ass, too. Its pretty damn hard to believe that after having a shiat ton of your plane rip apart from the fuselage they only had one fatality.

Flight 243 after explosive decompression at 24000 feet and an amazing emergency landing. How bad would it have sucked to be in one of the seats shown here (although not as bad as that flight attendant's fate):
www.aloha.net
 
2012-09-24 01:02:04 PM

cman: For those who have no idea what we are talking about, this picture is how the airplane looked when it landed


Holy damn
 
2012-09-24 01:02:48 PM

cman: cman: dr_blasto: cman: Anyone else here a fan of Mayday/Air Crash Investigators?

Although windows do not open, there are times when they do open the doors to help clear a smoke condition. Mayday had a few episodes about these kinds of incidents. One of my favs is the South African Airways Flight 295. The fact that South Africa was a international red-headed step child probably doomed the flight from the very begining.

/Not defending Romney. I love talking about aviation

Remember Hawaiian Air flight that became a convertible mid-flight at altitude?

Hell yeah.

That was some impressive flying. The reconstruction was pretty bad-ass, too. Its pretty damn hard to believe that after having a shiat ton of your plane rip apart from the fuselage they only had one fatality.

For those who have no idea what we are talking about, this picture is how the airplane looked when it landed 

[www.aloha.net image 375x234]


On another note, look how much legroom those seats had back in 1988
 
2012-09-24 01:05:05 PM

dr_blasto: cman: cman: dr_blasto: cman: Anyone else here a fan of Mayday/Air Crash Investigators?

Although windows do not open, there are times when they do open the doors to help clear a smoke condition. Mayday had a few episodes about these kinds of incidents. One of my favs is the South African Airways Flight 295. The fact that South Africa was a international red-headed step child probably doomed the flight from the very begining.

/Not defending Romney. I love talking about aviation

Remember Hawaiian Air flight that became a convertible mid-flight at altitude?

Hell yeah.

That was some impressive flying. The reconstruction was pretty bad-ass, too. Its pretty damn hard to believe that after having a shiat ton of your plane rip apart from the fuselage they only had one fatality.

For those who have no idea what we are talking about, this picture is how the airplane looked when it landed 

[www.aloha.net image 375x234]

On another note, look how much legroom those seats had back in 1988


Indeed.

But, let us not let that thing distract us from the awesome job the pilots did. They were farking super human for landing that bird.
 
2012-09-24 01:08:34 PM

cman: For those who have no idea what we are talking about, this picture is how the airplane looked when it landed

www.aloha.net


Worst of all, First Class was the area most affected.
 
2012-09-24 01:17:41 PM
I remember the TV movie about that. I thought I was watching fiction at the time. When I found out it was real? Mind blown.
 
2012-09-24 01:17:58 PM
Shanna, she bought her ticket. I say let her..,
 
2012-09-24 01:23:40 PM
I promise you, this will be my last threadjack post.

I highly recommend the TV show Mayday/Air Disasters/Air Emergency/Air Crash Investigations (whatever the damn show is called in your country). Not only is it very entertaining, but it teaches you so much about aviation.
 
2012-09-24 01:24:06 PM

propasaurus: I cannot wait for the tell-all book about this campaign.


Neither can I, but you know it'll be a good couple of decades before his campaign staff sober up.
 
2012-09-24 01:24:54 PM
Pft. Nice try, Daily kooks.

Everyone knows reduced atmospheric pressure at high altitudes has a liberal bias.
 
2012-09-24 01:26:03 PM

cman: dr_blasto: cman: cman: dr_blasto: cman: Anyone else here a fan of Mayday/Air Crash Investigators?

Although windows do not open, there are times when they do open the doors to help clear a smoke condition. Mayday had a few episodes about these kinds of incidents. One of my favs is the South African Airways Flight 295. The fact that South Africa was a international red-headed step child probably doomed the flight from the very begining.

/Not defending Romney. I love talking about aviation

Remember Hawaiian Air flight that became a convertible mid-flight at altitude?

Hell yeah.

That was some impressive flying. The reconstruction was pretty bad-ass, too. Its pretty damn hard to believe that after having a shiat ton of your plane rip apart from the fuselage they only had one fatality.

For those who have no idea what we are talking about, this picture is how the airplane looked when it landed 

[www.aloha.net image 375x234]

On another note, look how much legroom those seats had back in 1988

Indeed.

But, let us not let that thing distract us from the awesome job the pilots did. They were farking super human for landing that bird.


The plane Sully landed was significantly more advanced; the job Aloha's crew pulled off was absolutely amazing. Losing 20% of the airframe at altitude over water and still finding a runway, getting gear down and setting the plane on the deck safely without any computers or automation.
 
2012-09-24 01:26:46 PM

gilgigamesh: Pft. Nice try, Daily kooks.

Everyone knows reduced atmospheric pressure at high altitudes has a liberal bias.


Ok, I lol'd.
 
2012-09-24 01:27:25 PM

cman: dr_blasto: cman: cman: dr_blasto: cman: Anyone else here a fan of Mayday/Air Crash Investigators?

Although windows do not open, there are times when they do open the doors to help clear a smoke condition. Mayday had a few episodes about these kinds of incidents. One of my favs is the South African Airways Flight 295. The fact that South Africa was a international red-headed step child probably doomed the flight from the very begining.

/Not defending Romney. I love talking about aviation

Remember Hawaiian Air flight that became a convertible mid-flight at altitude?

Hell yeah.

That was some impressive flying. The reconstruction was pretty bad-ass, too. Its pretty damn hard to believe that after having a shiat ton of your plane rip apart from the fuselage they only had one fatality.

For those who have no idea what we are talking about, this picture is how the airplane looked when it landed 

[www.aloha.net image 375x234]

On another note, look how much legroom those seats had back in 1988

Indeed.

But, let us not let that thing distract us from the awesome job the pilots did. They were farking super human for landing that bird.


Agreed!
 
2012-09-24 01:28:03 PM

gilgigamesh: Pft. Nice try, Daily kooks.

Everyone knows reduced atmospheric pressure at high altitudes has a liberal bias.


Physics. Why does it hate freedom?
 
2012-09-24 01:31:28 PM

gilgigamesh: Everyone knows reduced atmospheric pressure at high altitudes has a liberal bias.


Atmospheric pressure is just a theory. We need to consider the controversy.
 
2012-09-24 01:32:47 PM

Aarontology: gilgigamesh: Pft. Nice try, Daily kooks.

Everyone knows reduced atmospheric pressure at high altitudes has a liberal bias.

Physics. Why does it hate freedom?


Put it on the LOTCARPATA or whatever it's called. Physics has been anti-republican forever.
 
2012-09-24 01:32:56 PM

sweetmelissa31: gilgigamesh: Everyone knows reduced atmospheric pressure at high altitudes has a liberal bias.

Atmospheric pressure is just a theory. We need to consider the controversy.


Oh, so the changes in pressure at altitude are just God belching from too much mana then. NOW it makes sense. XD
 
2012-09-24 01:38:42 PM

Aarontology: gilgigamesh: Pft. Nice try, Daily kooks.

Everyone knows reduced atmospheric pressure at high altitudes has a liberal bias.

Physics. Why does it hate freedom?


Physics is all about Godless relativism. E=mc2? That's not in the Bible!
 
2012-09-24 01:38:43 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: "When you have a fire in an aircraft, there's no place to go, exactly, there's no - and you can't find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don't open. I don't know why they don't do that. It's a real problem."


You know, if it was me that said that, it would be concluded with some sort of "not sure if serious" look and an ironic wink. With Willard, however, I'm not convinced that this was anything but serious.
 
2012-09-24 01:43:06 PM
i194.photobucket.com

Dear President Romney,

Thank you for naming me Secretary of the Department of Transportation. My first order of business is to require all planes to have windows that roll down, and to require unlimited ice cream on all forms of transportation.

Love,
Torg
 
2012-09-24 01:44:11 PM
I can't decide which image macro to go with here, based on how stupid Romney's comment is. Should I go with:

A) facepalm
B) red panda facepalm
C) HeadDesk
D) Jackie Chan
 
2012-09-24 01:46:16 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Grand_Moff_Joseph: "When you have a fire in an aircraft, there's no place to go, exactly, there's no - and you can't find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don't open. I don't know why they don't do that. It's a real problem."

You know, if it was me that said that, it would be concluded with some sort of "not sure if serious" look and an ironic wink. With Willard, however, I'm not convinced that this was anything but serious.


You've got to ask yourself which is more likely, that Mitt Romney was a) being charismatic and friendly while he jokes with the press, or b) he said something very, very stupid.
 
2012-09-24 01:46:20 PM
My Torg picture broke :(

i194.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-24 01:46:25 PM
All joking aside, until I hear otherwise I have to assume he was kidding.

I mean come on. Someone that stupid would need a full time minder just to keep from Darwinning himself on a daily basis.
 
2012-09-24 01:47:38 PM

sweetmelissa31: My Torg picture broke :(

[i194.photobucket.com image 220x153]


Worked fine for me.

Methinks you just wanted to double the Torg to unleash the Manos.
 
2012-09-24 01:49:13 PM

cman: Although windows do not open, there are times when they do open the doors to help clear a smoke condition. Mayday had a few episodes about these kinds of incidents. One of my favs is the South African Airways Flight 295. The fact that South Africa was a international red-headed step child probably doomed the flight from the very begining.


I assume they descended below 10,000 feet at least before cracking a door?
 
2012-09-24 01:52:03 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: I can't decide which image macro to go with here, based on how stupid Romney's comment is. Should I go with:

A) facepalm
B) red panda facepalm
C) HeadDesk
D) Jackie Chan


This is fark after all.

That aside, it is either a joke or will be considered joking. I don't believe for a moment that he will double down on that comment. Still wonder how much of his voter base will demand 'openable windows' on planes.
 
2012-09-24 01:54:35 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: You've got to ask yourself which is more likely, that Mitt Romney was a) being charismatic and friendly while he jokes with the press, or b) he said something very, very stupid.


I honestly don't know.
 
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