Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Daily . . .

. . . birdcage liner

The U.S. Navy has been criticised for spending almost half a million dollars of taxpayers' money on a flyover at the Super Bowl - while the stadium roof was closed.

Doesn't this rag have something more important to use to flex its journalistic muscles?

Lindsey Lohan's latest arrest?

Khloe Kardashian's see through top?

The teenage boy who wanted to join Girl Guides?

Wait. That WAS today's news.

Anyone who has tiniest bit of knowledge about high performance military aircraft realizes that pilots must practice continually. That is doubled for Navy pilots because their airports are VERY small, and in constant motion.

So, it doesn't matter whether they are flying across the everglades frightening alligators, or flying over the Super Bowl, providing entertainment, excitement and a little show of patrotism. In doing so, they have added to their flight hours, their flying skills, and their command and control capability. In fact, those flight hours would have been executed whether or not the Super Bowl asked for an overflight.

But why should a "reporter" for the mail let that interfere with a little mud slinging?