Monday, July 18, 2005

The Sound of Freedom

From Citizen Smash comes the tale of a man who should have thought twice before putting pen to paper.
Question of the day for Luke Air Force Base: Whom do we thank for the morning air show?

Last Wednesday, at precisely 9:11 a.m., a tight formation of four F-16 jets made a low pass over Arrowhead Mall, continuing west over Bell Road at approximately 500 feet. Imagine our good fortune!

Do the Tom Cruise-wannabes feel we need this wake-up call, or were they trying to impress the cashiers at Mervyns' early-bird special?

Well read the reply and reflect on this: it's after 9 in the morning, now maybe he works a swing or grave shift, but most people don't and 9 am is a reasonable hour to expect to be able to make noise. I know what kind of noise was being made too because I live with the "Sound of Freedom". My house is in the flight path where Navy Prowlers practice touch and gos for landing on an aircraft carrier. Frequently they wait until full dark to practice and during the summer months that is 11-11:30 pm. My husband is up at 4:30 am to make it into the city and has yet to complain about the planes.
To his credit the man apologised, still perhaps he should have thought before snarking about military planes and the poor sales folk manning the registers, I expect few of them deserved being sneered at.

Patriot Voices weighs in. Hat tip: Michelle Malkin

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