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If Romney gets elected, will he require that airplanes have windows you can open?

I think the caption on this photo should read:

“OK! Very funny! Now who locked the windows on this plane?”

Check THIS:

After his wife’s plane was forced to make an emergency landing this weekend, Mitt Romney told the Los Angeles Times, he was worried for her safety. The candidate then continued on a bizarre tangent that showed just how little the Republican nominee understands about flight.

“I appreciate the fact that she is on the ground, safe and sound. And I don’t think she knows just how worried some of us were,” Romney told the paper. “When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly.”

Romney said the biggest problem in a distressed aircraft is that “the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem. So it’s very dangerous.”

The main reason airplane windows don’t open is because there isn’t enough oxygen at cruising altitude to keep passengers alive. (The fear of window or cabin failures, which would lead to potentially fatal hypoxia, is why many planes are equipped with emergency oxygen masks.)

“You can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open,” Romney told the Times, suggesting that additional oxygen in the cabin during the electrical malfunction could’ve alleviated the problem. In fact, if there were an electrical fire on board, additional oxygen would have fed the flames.

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  1. Mittwit should share his window idea with the aeronautical engineers who design commercial planes for a living. I’m sure they’ll get right on it.

  2. Ahh it is “just a bump in the road” nothing to worry about.

  3. coldhotel

    It’s gotta be some sort of dog whistle.

  4. doc: Uhh, yourself. That thing to which you’ve linked is about cockpit windows. Romney was talking about windows in the passenger cabin.

  5. Wilson thinks he’s onto something with that “bump in the road” comment.

    Romney, the worst presidential candidate in my lifetime, thinks he can gain ground by harping about Obama’s references to bumps in the road in the Middle East.

    And so Wilson is dutifully echoing the Mittster.

    Wilson and Mitt. What a pair!

  6. Worst of your lifetime?

    That award goes to Michael Dukakis P.C.

  7. I hate to say this, and I am an Obama supporter, but his wife just was in a bad situation. She is okay now, but he was scared and maybe not thinking. I agree that he is making weird comments (slightly entertaining). I think this one, I am going to let him off the hook myself.

  8. Luke Fredrickson

    True doc. But Dukakis can’t get any worse, and Rmoney still has over a month to pass him in reverse.

  9. Luke Fredrickson

    Hahaha. Gov. Walker is whore and a hypocrite!

    “Packers debacle has Wisconsin governor supporting referees’ union”

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/09/25/packers-debacle-has-wisconsin-governor-supporting-referees-union/

  10. Whore and hypocrite?

    Walker has done nothing to impact private sector unions. In fact his pro business strategy will help these unions by attracting more jobs.

    Get it straight Luke.

  11. If Obama get’s re-elected will he have to tell the truth? Or maybe take counting lessons? Or maybe the press will just start telling the truth about his obvious lies?

    http://battlegroundwatch.com/2012/09/23/how-big-was-obamas-crowd-in-wisconsin/

    How Big Was Obama’s Crowd in Wisconsin? MSM says 18,000, actual was 5,000 (photos and analysis)

    Partisan hacks in the national media openly advocating for Obama say 18,000 attended President Obama’s rally today in Wisconsin with no evidence whatsoever. Local press who are pleased to see the President but who also do their job and report on the actual event say 5,000. Thankfully we have battlegroundwatch.com commenter “cliftonchr” breaking down the conundrum.

    After fishing around the internet cliftonchr dug up first a crowd shot (from the Democrat Underground) of Obama’s actually rally at the BMO Theater whose maximum attendance is 5000. And although there are reports of some empty seats in the nether regions (no overflow crowds like the Romney rallies in Cincinnati) we’ll give them the benefit of the doubt about rounding up to 5000. No problem there.

    But compare that with the second photo which is a generic crowd shot of the Marcus Amphitheater next door which holds 23,000 even though the national media reports 18,000 (acknowledging the empty seats in the back?). These are two dramatically different crowd sizes yet the national media does not report of the factual crowd size and fabricates an enormous number which never occurred.

  12. Brit Hume: Teflon President Obama “Says The Darndest Things”

    BRIT HUME, FOX News: President Obama’s latest “60 Minutes” interview suggests why he so often uses a teleprompter. Without one, he says the darndest things.

    For example, Mr. Obama claimed that Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell had said he wanted to make him a one-term president quote — “…when I first came into office.” In fact, McConnell did not say that until October of 2010 nearly two years into the Obama term.

    And McConnell added — quote — “I don’t want the president to fail; I want him to change.”

    In another answer, the president said George W. Bush issued more regulations than he has during the same time frame, and moments later attacked the Bush administration for too much deregulation.

    There are also Mr. Obama’s problems with antecedents, as in response to a question about pressure from Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, as you heard, on Iran’s nuclear program, Mr. Obama said he is able to block out -– quote — “any noise” that’s out there.

    On the recent events in the Middle East which of course included a wave of anti-U.S. violence that — among other things — killed a U.S. ambassador, Mr. Obama spoke of the inevitability of — quote — “bumps in the road.”

    Today, as we’ve heard, the hapless Jay Carney was explaining that these last two quotes did not really mean what the words clearly say. If that sounds familiar, well it is. That’s what Mr. Obama and his defenders claimed when he famously said if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/09/24/brit_hume_teflon_president_obama_says_the_darndest_things.html

  13. You may have forgotten these.
    Who referred to to Hawaii as being in Asia?
    Who said, referred to the “Austrian” language,?
    Who said his low bowling score was “like Special Olympics,”
    Who affirmed that Sen. John McCain “has not talked about my Muslim faith,”
    Who mentioned he had been “in 57 states” with “one left to go”?
    Who said he was honoring America’s “unbroken line of fallen heroes” on Memorial Day saying he could “see many of them in the audience here today.”

    Read more: EDITORIAL: Obama’s gaffes not for laughs – Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/17/obamas-gaffes-not-for-laughs/#ixzz27V5EcLMX
    Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

  14. wilson: Who gets his political fodder from a Moonie newspaper?

    You do, dude.

    That paper is so dumb that it’s still peddling that nonsense about “57 states.” Only the most daft of wingnuts are still buying that crap. Again, we’re talking about you.

  15. Where do you get it? MSNBC, Maddow? Now that is a joke.

    Well, he said those things, so deal with it.

    57 states watch it Dirk. Now tell me this youtube video is a fake.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpGH02DtIws

  16. wilson: Only a moron would believe that Obama, a graduate of two Ivy League schools, is not aware that America has only 50 states.

    His comment about “57 states” clearly was a slip of the tongue made at the end of long and tiring day. He meant to refer to the 57 Democratic primaries and caucuses in 2008. They were in the 50 states plus DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Texas had both a primary and a caucus. That’s a total of 56, and the number increases to 57 when you take into account that voters overseas — soldiers, diplomats and such — are treated as a separate primary election.

    But, hey, if you want to believe that this stupid black guy got all those degrees from fancy schools just because of affirmative action, go ahead.

  17. By the way, wilson, Obama knows why airplanes don’t have windows you can roll down. That’s more than can be said of the genius you’ll be voting for this year.

  18. “slip of the tongue made at the end of long and tiring day.”

    I guess I am not surprised you didn’t conclude the same, reasonable thing about Romney’s comments about the plane windows. Particularly when his wife’s life was in danger.

    But then again, you don’t have any degrees from those fancy schools.

  19. doc: Please don’t tell me you’re as dumb as wilson.

    Romney’s remarks about airplane windows clearly were not a slip of the tongue. He went on about the matter for several sentences. He said he just couldn’t understand why planes are not equipped with openable windows. He talked about access to oxygen.

    I don’t know why I bother trying to explain even the simplest of matters to people like you. But then, you’re an admirer of Sunspots Johnson, the eminent climatologist, aren’t you?

    Enough said.

  20. So Pat blows the whistle..
    Pat, the racist homophobe, he sees racism everywhere. Pat disputed the 57 state quote and then when the facts go against him he claims racism. How Chris Matthews of you Pat.
    I guess you and Chris are from the same ilk.

    Well I didn’t say a thing about him not knowing how many states, I just pointed out that he said it.

    Only a moron like you would claim that Romney who ran a successful business and was governor of a state as well as a college graduate (3.97GPA) wouldn’t didn’t know that those windows don’t open.

    In fact,
    “He graduated in 1971 with a Degree in English, with a 3.97GPA. His young family then moved to Boston, and Mitt enrolled in both Harvard Law (HLS) and Harvard Business School (HBS). He obtained his MBA from HBS in 1975 and graduated cum laude from HLS with his Juris Doctor the same year, finishing in the top 5% of his class.”

  21. I don’t know Wilson, so I can’t say Pat.

    But since you think you are so smart, maybe you can explain this to me:

    http://battlegroundwatch.com/2012/09/23/how-big-was-obamas-crowd-in-wisconsin/

    How Big Was Obama’s Crowd in Wisconsin? MSM says 18,000, actual was 5,000 (photos and analysis)

    Partisan hacks in the national media openly advocating for Obama say 18,000 attended President Obama’s rally today in Wisconsin with no evidence whatsoever. Local press who are pleased to see the President but who also do their job and report on the actual event say 5,000. Thankfully we have battlegroundwatch.com commenter “cliftonchr” breaking down the conundrum.

    After fishing around the internet cliftonchr dug up first a crowd shot (from the Democrat Underground) of Obama’s actually rally at the BMO Theater whose maximum attendance is 5000. And although there are reports of some empty seats in the nether regions (no overflow crowds like the Romney rallies in Cincinnati) we’ll give them the benefit of the doubt about rounding up to 5000. No problem there.

    But compare that with the second photo which is a generic crowd shot of the Marcus Amphitheater next door which holds 23,000 even though the national media reports 18,000 (acknowledging the empty seats in the back?). These are two dramatically different crowd sizes yet the national media does not report of the factual crowd size and fabricates an enormous number which never occurred.

  22. Or maybe you could explain why Harry Reid hasn’t apologized for lying about Mitt Romney on the floor of the U.S. Senate?

  23. Or maybe you could answer my question from the previous post about how many Democrats voted for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?

    Please help Pat!

    It is only through your massive intelligence and your willingness to help the less fortunate (such as myself) that you can hope to build a better world.

  24. Caden Banks

    Pat, you are an idiot. Did you even check the source?

    http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/09/mitt-romney-joke-joking-airplane-windows.html

  25. doc and wilson: Blather on all you want. Indulge your ludicrous Obamaphobia to your hearts’ delight.

    I’ve got other fish to fry.

  26. Since everyone is off subject, the refs made the right call last night, dual possession goes to the offense. And BTW when have the referees ever made a pass interference call with a hand full 0f players going up on a Hail Mary. Packers lose Seahawks win.

  27. “I’ve got other fish to fry.”

    Look, another animal to add to the menagerie.

    Here is some real truth for you and all of the animals.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444358804578016270614705726.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

    Footnote No. 5: Mr. Obama keeps dining out on the excuse of the recession, but that ended halfway through his first year. The main deficit problems since 2009 are a permanently higher spending base (see Footnote No. 1) and the slowest economic recovery in modern history. Revenues have remained below 16% of the economy, compared to 18% to 19% in a normal expansion.

    The 2008 crisis is long over. The crisis now is Mr. Obama’s non-recovery.

    Footnote No. 6: Even at face value, Mr. Obama’s suggestion that he is “only” responsible for 10% of what the government does is ludicrous. Note that in addition to his stimulus, what he calls “emergency actions” include his new health-care entitlement that will cost taxpayers $200 billion per year when fully implemented and grow annually at 8%, even using low-ball assumptions.

    But the larger point concerns executive leadership. Every President “inherits” a government that was built over generations, which he chooses to change, or not to change, to suit his priorities. Mr. Obama chose to see the government he inherited and grow it faster than any President since LBJ.

    The pre-eminent political question now is whether to reform the government we have to make it affordable going forward, or to keep growing the government and raise taxes to finance it, if that is even possible.

    Mr. Obama favors the second option, though he pretends he can merely tax the rich to do it. Nobody who has looked honestly at the numbers believes that—not his own Simpson-Bowles commission and not the Congressional “super committee” he sanctioned but then worked to undermine.

    At every turn he has demagogued the Romney-Ryan proposals to modernize the entitlement state so it is affordable, and he personally blew up the “grand bargain” House Speaker John Boehner was willing to strike last summer.

  28. By the way Pat, you should read Caden’s link.

    It makes you look like either:

    a) an idiot

    b) a political hack

    Either way, you should take your medicine and read it.

  29. Steverino,

    Congratulations on the being the only football expert not in the employ of the NFL who thinks the call to end the game last night was correct.

  30. Looks like Pat ran off with his tail between his leg, maybe he heard the dog whistle.
    So Obamaphobia is pointing out the truth?

  31. Wait a minute: Caden Bank bases his claim that Mitt was only joking on a piece by Dan Amira of New York magazine who quotes a pool reporter and another purported witness.

    Amira (like Banks) makes no claim of having seen a video of Mitt’s remarks. But several commenters at the end Amira’s piece say the video shows that Mitt wasn’t joking about the windows.

    Check the video for yourself here: http://www.politico.com/multimedia/video/2012/09/romney-airplane-windows-not-opening-a-real-problem.html

    If it was a joke, the audience wasn’t exactly killing itself with laughter.

    Besides, why would he joke about an incident which caused him so much concern about his wife’s safety?

  32. OK! After watching the video five times, I’m willing to give Romney the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps he was joking, after all.

    But he had better not plan on a career in comedy after this presidential bid flops.

  33. http://townhall.com/columnists/kyleolson/2012/09/23/complaints_mount_against_michelle_obamas_new_lunch_menu

    This is why you should fear more government control of health care. A one size fits all, herd approach, may be good for the herd, but it is going to leave lots of individuals unhappy.

  34. shawnnews

    C’mon, no one posted “Goldfinger” yet in 35 comments about opening a window on the plane!
    http://youtu.be/pHXevnoAciY
    Courtesy of a Facebook friend.
    I dedicate it to Movie Man Will.

  35. “When I came into office, I inherited the biggest deficit in our history.”

    “Footnote No. 1: Either Mr. Obama inherited the largest deficit in American history or he won the 1944 election, but both can’t be true. The biggest annual deficit the modern government has ever run was in 1943, equal to 30.3% of the economy, to mobilize for World War II. The next biggest years were the following two, at 22.7% and 21.5%, to win it.”

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444358804578016270614705726.html?mod=WSJ_hp_mostpop_read

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