Monday, July 04, 2011

July 4th, 2011

WAITING...
As we await the inevitable barrage of legal and illegal fireworks later today I thought I'd give you a little something with which to pass the time.




A REPRISE OF YEARS PAST

If you want to spend a few minutes viewing some pretty patriotic stuff, please go to my July 4th 2009 blog entry, HERE.

OR, MARTINA...

Or, if you just wish to sit back and listen to Martina McBride, click that little arrow and enjoy.

Happy Birthday, America.

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10 Comments:

Anonymous David said...

Saw lots of the HB helicopter yesterday. More than I've seen our old copter in years past.

7/04/2011 07:29:00 AM  
Blogger Gericault said...

Hey Geoff.......go blow something up!!!!!!!

7/04/2011 08:45:00 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

If a bully bullies or tries to bully someone but nobody sees or hears him, is he still bullying?

If a bully tries to bully someone through an attorney is he still bullying?

Glad Reese Witherspoon's ancestor and the others signed that little document..*

Happy 4th!

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Witherspoon

7/04/2011 09:30:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

Gericault, later... block party will have lots of opportunities. Have a safe 4th. Hope your booth makes lots of $$$$.

7/04/2011 10:04:00 AM  
Blogger The Pot Stirrer said...

By the way, team, today I "exercised my freedom" to NOT post a particularly offensive comment. Nice try, though. A Bubbling Cauldron is not a democracy or even a representative republic - it's a benevolent dictatorship, ruled by ME. :-)

7/04/2011 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Original Max said...

Great Video!

7/04/2011 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous checkyoursix said...

the HB helicoptors flew over their parade today, quite low altitude in fact. Made several passes. The noise from them is hardly anything. When able was that low at city hall landing it was louder. Maybe landing is a lot louder than flying of course but those who complain about the HB noise are grasping at straws. They actually stayed the course too even with having to use Thomas maps instead of GPS. All in all they seem to be very "able" machines.

7/04/2011 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous ALMOSTDONE said...

Six... Your comment about "staying the course" over the parade without the need for GPS is lame. When they have to find a call for help in Costa Mesa in the middle of the night, without the tools that ABLE had, they'll be late getting there and, I know it's hard for you to understand, but those emergency calls in in the dark is what airbourn law enforcement is actually all about. Not parade flybys.
My prediction is that ABLE will rise again in another form and that halfass HB program will find themselves facing extinction in a few months when NB and CM pulls their plug and somebody shines a light on their accounting practices.
ABLE has always been honest and transparent in their operations and HB's preposal to provide service in their place is a lie that can't be maintained. It's just a matter of time.

7/04/2011 06:56:00 PM  
Blogger patches said...

I guess I live on the wrong side of town, because I haven't seen the H.B. helicopter.

7/04/2011 08:21:00 PM  
Anonymous UH1-H said...

Helicopter noise levels are calculated with calibrated listening devices, based on a 500' fly over. The MD helicopter HB flies is in fact louder based on published comparisons. I don't have the data handy, or I would provide the db data for your reading pleasure. Kind of a moot point though.

Check Six, how would you know they stayed the course, or even found the location they were looking for?For all you know, they were meandering about smartly with no sense of purpse.

I'm familiar with both units, the personnel and each units' capabilities. I can tell you that what you had was far superior. Not to take awy from the guys in HB, but their unit has long been known to be "cowboys" and they have been the punchline to many jokes. Their pilots have been known for recklessness, and in fact many of them were removed from the unit a while back because they went over the line.

Fortunately, they are trying to turn their image in the industry around. You gave up a pro team to sign with the Bad News Bears.

I don't have a dog in this hunt, I work in the industry, have been following this drama and decided to give my two cents.

7/04/2011 11:39:00 PM  

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