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Toshubi

WTF? When did the USA turn into this!?

I work in the aviation field.
Today the president is visiting where I work for some speech. Now I don't care for the guy, but it would be nice to see him drive by as I am working on the flightline.
Oh NO!! can't let that happen!
All us working pesants are not even allowed to LOOK UPON him as he makes his way to the main factory. WTF!! Is he the fucking EMPEROR!?
But theres more...
We all have to be locked away in our shelter buildings with the shades drawn and no peeking as the motorcade goes by with armed guards inside and outside the doors to our shelters! Locked away like fucking prisoners, can you believe this crap?!!
But wait, theres more!
Even though I had to go through security clearences to work on airplanes, and I work out on the flightline for a fucking living... I have been told that NO ONE is to even so much as LOOK at airforce one as it sits right there in the field where I work.
I can't even LOOK at it?!? What kind of nazi policy is that!?
I can understand the need for security, but I can't even look at the president, or his empty fucking plane as it sits on the tarmac!?
The guy will be in a armored car that would need a fucking rocket launcher to scratch the paint, and he STILL wants to coralle all of us and lock us away so we won't breathe the same air as him?
I've lost what little respect I had for him thanks to this!
Just hurry up, finish your bussiness, and get out of my work place you pompus jerk! So sorry my very gaze upon you causes you to trembel in fear and require your goons to lock all us pesants away like criminals.
I'll have alot to think about when you're on tv trying to get re-elected and telling the American people how important the working class people are to you.
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Added: 6 years, 9 months ago
 
Charliemon
6 years, 9 months ago
sounds like a cunt. i remember the president of Ireland just walked past me once with a few security people with her but that sounds fucking ridiculous (the old president of Ireland not the new weird do in charge)
Netreek
6 years, 9 months ago
Well, I guess that it is just the normal security measures, which are enforced by the security team. Most of that he has no right to say anything against it. It is more like: Listen. I am the security, you do what I say, live with it, you hired us. You want to be protected like all the others? Good, then shut up and do your presidantel work. Done.
Toshubi
6 years, 9 months ago
You may have a point there. But if that is the case, he's hurting himself when or if he runs for re-election.
Netreek
6 years, 9 months ago
His realaction should be decided how he rules his country. How he deals with all the foreign countries and he takes care of some holes in the system. Not because of how far his security team goes to protect his life. I think it is also bothersome to him to need that high security, but once you are in such a position not only you, but your whole family is targeted by idiots. And don't forget, he is the FIRST black president, which makes him an even bigger target to some real serious facists fractions, who are not really happy about that a dark skinned president is ruling over them. I can guess how much you would like to look at or in airforce one. And not just on TV, but what do you think how tight extra security measures the camera teams and the people working for airforce one have to go to? Allways look at the perspective of the security team who reads about several letters the day which read: We gonna get you! or something like that. Better take to many precautions instead one less.
DOtter
6 years, 9 months ago
"When did the US turn into this?"
Well, it was probably at about 12:30pm on Friday, November 22nd, 1963. And of course it got a lot worse at 8:46am on Tuesday, September 11th, 2001. The President really is a target.

It probably would have been more polite to ask you all to evacuate the area than to lock you in a shed, though.
TastesLikeGreen
6 years, 9 months ago
Awww, you took my answer. :c
Toshubi
6 years, 9 months ago
I understand that he has enemies, and yes there have been presidents assassinated in the past.
I'm not saying he should be put at risk, but there's a line between security, and flat out paranoia. If he can't feel safe in an armored limo with a batallion of marines, snipers, squads of secret service, swat, and fifty body guards vs a bunch of aircraft workers who are not very likely to even try to hurt him and at most might dare to wave at him... then he shouldn't feel safe even in his own bed!
There's security, and then there's ridiculous!
Just my opinion on the subject.
P.S. Yes, it would have been nice just to be asked to leave the area.
Kepora
6 years, 8 months ago
Like stated above, though, he really has no say; it's all the Secret Service.
skunkpapers
6 years, 9 months ago
Been that way for years.  Every time a president visits one of the local universities they do all sorts of security.  Silly or not...
Toshubi
6 years, 9 months ago
There's a bit of a difference between an airfield where you have to have goverment clearence to even get into the gate to the factory or the flightline, and a university campus where litteraly anyone can just walk onto the premises. (At least all the universities I've been to didn't have any real gates or fences. OSU & UofO.) My main job is to work on civilian aircraft, but sometimes the warbirds will stop by and land in the area. Enable for me to be allowed to be in the same area as those planes we have to be cleared.
I can understand that some security measures will be taken. I'm not asking to shake the guys hand, or even to take his picture. I just felt being locked up in our crew shelters like convicts was way out of line.
TobyFox2002
6 years, 9 months ago
*cues the Imperial March from starwars and start to hum.*
I am ashamed I bought into his pack of lies and voted for him, it is a mistake I shall not be making again.
Kepora
6 years, 8 months ago
...That's really not fair to judge him on something that likely was NOT his decision. Also, don't forget the fact he had the Congress from hell when he came in, wouldn't let him do a damned thing?
Wolfenlord
6 years, 9 months ago
That's crazy man, my old flightline workplace was visited by the current Vice Prez and we didn't go all crazy like that, in fact most of us that were on duty were voluntold to go see the guy make his speech in one of our maintenance facilities. We did have a ton of SPs and his own SS guys on him ofcourse, but nothing like what you described.
Toshubi
6 years, 9 months ago
Sure there will always be security, makes perfect sense to me. I am perfectly fine with the whole, "Stay behind the white line and don't make any sudden movements" deal. But locking us away? Can't even look at airforce one? Even if he isn't on board?
If you don't mind me asking, what did you do on the flightline?
Wolfenlord
6 years, 9 months ago
I was a crew chief for 10 years.
tarotwolf
6 years, 9 months ago
For what it's worth, I doubt he had much say in the matter. I agree that the measures were extreme, and probably utterly uncalled for, but again, I doubt that Obama had any say in the matter. Our government, run by corporations, is now designed to instill as much terror in us as possible. Frightened people don't fight back; when we're really terrified, we accept everything from 17% unemployment to tax breaks for rich fuckers. Obama almost certainly wasn't in charge of this show; the military, by way of the Secret Service, probably set up this little dog-and-pony show.
Jujubean
6 years, 9 months ago
Do you remember some of the statements made by some of the hate groups that were made ? Do you remember what the FBI said before he got elected and what was said after he got elected ? I know it's annoying and everything but understand that the preson in charge of the united states has limited control over his security. In fact from what i understand a president can't even eat at a certain restruant unless it's been approved by the FBI first.
rmccool
6 years, 8 months ago
according to dad its been that way for a long time snipers cleared at gun point everyone with in 5 mile area when ford went fishing..  
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