Driving liberals, dhimmis and illegal alien apologists absolutely insane since 2005...

Securing Our Borders In The DC Metro Area

By Greg L | 18 September 2012 | National Politics, Illegal Aliens, Prince William County | 23 Comments

So instead of securing our borders and getting and keeping illegal aliens out of the country, Customs and Border Patrol helicopters are flying around the DC area dropping stuffed animals helping high school kids get dates.  This reminds me of how NASA has been repurposed to conduct diplomacy in the muslim world, albeit with less than stellar results.

Let’s hope this high school kid has better luck.



The opinions expressed here are solely the views of the author, and not representative of the position of any organization, political party, doughnut shop, knitting guild, or waste recycling facility, but may be correctly attributed to the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy. If anything in the above article has offended you, please click here to receive an immediate apology.

BVBL is not a charity and your support is not tax-deductible.

You can follow the discussion through the Comments feed. You can also pingback or trackback from your own site.

23 Comments

  1. Former Officer said on 18 Sep 2012 at 4:08 pm:
    Flag comment

    Helicopters? Come on Greg. Typical media here when you blow something up that it’s not. It’s was one chopper and a stupid mistake this pilot will pay for. As he should. Your disdain for the govt tends to make you overdo things making you a laughing stock.

  2. Anonymous said on 18 Sep 2012 at 5:28 pm:
    Flag comment

    Blogs count as “typical media”? Interesting…I think Former Officer’s disdain for BVBL makes him “overdo things making [him] a laughing stock”.

  3. Former Officer said on 18 Sep 2012 at 5:32 pm:
    Flag comment

    “Customs and Border Patrol helicopters are flying around the DC area dropping stuffed animals helping high school kids get dates.”

    So you don’t believe this is a little overkill? Comparable to typical media?

  4. Anonymous said on 18 Sep 2012 at 5:43 pm:
    Flag comment

    Rather than get into a prolonged back and forth about what “typical media” is, I will simply note that it appears that Greg was just blowing off a little steam at what was, as you pointed out, a “stupid mistake” and I will further note was a waste of resources and money by a well paid federal officer. Hopefully, not a former officer.

  5. Manassasinsider said on 18 Sep 2012 at 5:57 pm:
    Flag comment

    I know the Officer involved in this incident. I have not spoken with him since the incident, but I can tell you he is a dedicated Federal Agent.

    Privatly he speaks absolute disdain for the Obama administration and the handcuffs that this administration puts on he and his co-workers at CPB.

    He was absolutely thrilled when PWC started to crack down on the illegal immigration problem and stated to me numerous times that he hoped the State and other local jurisdictions would follow.

    He is a good man and a solid patriot. I just hope this press and other press does not build a wall of momentum that will end his career.

  6. Doug Brown said on 18 Sep 2012 at 6:52 pm:
    Flag comment

    Manassasinsider,

    I know you meant well, but …

    Too bad the the Principal didn’t show better common sense and nixed the idea.

  7. Ronald said on 18 Sep 2012 at 10:34 pm:
    Flag comment

    He needs to be fired.

  8. Former Officer said on 19 Sep 2012 at 2:43 am:
    Flag comment

    I’m glad you people are perfect in your lives. I don’t know the man involved and if he’s what Manassasinsider says then you’d really want him fired over this mistake?

  9. ... said on 19 Sep 2012 at 8:39 am:
    Flag comment

    A mistake that just happened to involve quite a bit of planning, at any time during which the individual involved could have reconsidered.

    No, this wasn’t a mistake. This is evidence of extremely poor judgment by someone who didn’t take one millisecond to stop to think about how much money their little stunt would waste, despite plenty of opportunity to do so.

  10. Robert L. Duecaster said on 19 Sep 2012 at 8:52 am:
    Flag comment

    Obviously the pilot needs to be disciplined (although a “disciplined pilot” is the epitome of a contradiction of terms), but the bigger picture is what is the culture of CB&P that contributed to that pilot’s obvious belief that he/she could co-opt government property for such a private, frivolous purpose. I’ve found that virtually every lapse in judgment by a worker-bee type has its origins in a culture of corruption by the executives. The Secret Service in Columbia is another example. This kind of stuff starts at the top and works its way down.

  11. ... said on 19 Sep 2012 at 9:43 am:
    Flag comment

    “then you’d really want him fired over this mistake?”

    No, actually, I want him criminally charged.

  12. Doug Brown said on 19 Sep 2012 at 11:42 am:
    Flag comment

    If the the dad was the pilot it does seem over the top to fire or worse to ‘criminally charge’ him for a dumb stunt. On the other hand if it was a senior official who sent his subordinates off to help out his son with a date, then it doesn’t look so good.

    Training and maintaining a pilot is not cheap and if the guy has had a decent career, the last thing CPB or DHS needs is to lose truly qualified and competent people.

  13. Robert L. Duecaster said on 19 Sep 2012 at 11:57 am:
    Flag comment

    The last thing any governmental agency needs is people who missappropriate multi-million dollar pieces of equipment. As an Army JAG officer, I prosecuted young troops for much less egregious offenses. “Truly qualified and competent people” are honest professionals, not flakes.

  14. Doug Brown said on 19 Sep 2012 at 12:46 pm:
    Flag comment

    Again if the dad was the pilot, I’m assuming he had a lot of hours logged, having a teenage son in HS. I don’t know what his flight plan consisted of, but I’m also assuming he was doing more than dropping stuffed animals over High Schools. It might not be quite driving the police cruiser over to your kid’s school, but for a pilot on a ‘bad idea’ day, it sort of is.

    I’m not defending the stunt. I think it was incredibly stupid and I would be paying the High School principal a visit if I was a parent with kids at the school, but with the fact that many in CBP and DHS should never have been hired in the first place, firing or prosecuting a guy for a bad day in the cockpit and dropping a stuffed animal onto a school’s grounds is not the stuff of a Eliot Ness anecdote.

  15. Robert L. Duecaster said on 19 Sep 2012 at 3:48 pm:
    Flag comment

    Then what do you do, Doug, to deter future pranksters who happen to have a multi-million dollar vehicle at their disposal? Encourage them by slapping this dud on the wrist until one of their pranks ends in death or destruction? I think not. Dad needs to be suspended for a 6 mos - to a year, and re-assigned to a job that does not require the exercise of sound judgment and common sense.

  16. Anonymous said on 19 Sep 2012 at 10:22 pm:
    Flag comment

    Former Officer thinks only Chief Charlie Deane should be permitted to fire at will, since this LEO doesn’t work for him , he must be given a break….

  17. Anonymous said on 20 Sep 2012 at 8:41 am:
    Flag comment

    Robert I agree with you that disciplinary action is warranted but don’t you think such a severe suspension might impact his flight readiness skills once he’s back up in the air above us?

    This is one of those media distracter events; this does not cut to the core corruption within CBP and DHS. I want senior management within the government (including Congress) and the media to be held accountable and forced to finally focus on what is truly making the federal workplace a farce and undermining the ability of truly talented and skilled workers to serve their country and deliver a quality work product, i.e., a competent federal government.

    If one really wants to understand the core incompetency and source of our problems within the federal workplace, the recent corruption case and conviction of James M. Woosley, the head of ICE intelligence is where one should start. The GSA scandal, the Secret Service scandal, the Suzanne Barr ICE Chief of Staff scandal, the current Libyan scandal where the administration is trying to cover-up gross incompetence in providing security for the US Ambassador, these are the stories that highlight systemic, and crippling corruption which truly threatens our national security and survival. And for people who don’t think a thoroughly rotten government, from the local to national level, can lead to a nation’s collapse, I see Lenin busts can still be had for pennies on the rubles online.

  18. Doug Brown said on 20 Sep 2012 at 8:43 am:
    Flag comment

    The above anonymous post is mine. DB

  19. Anonymous said on 20 Sep 2012 at 10:50 am:
    Flag comment

    Robert L. Duecaster said on 19 Sep 2012 at 8:52 am:

    Flag comment

    Obviously the pilot needs to be disciplined (although a “disciplined pilot” is the epitome of a contradiction of terms), but the bigger picture is what is the culture of CB&P that contributed to that pilot’s obvious belief that he/she could co-opt government property for such a private, frivolous purpose.

    Ever consider how many times our elected officials have co-opted government property and military aircraft for their private, frivolous purposes?
    Pelosi is a good example when she was House speaker and comondeered military aircraft and crews to fly her and staff and who knows who else to San Francisco on a regular basis.

  20. RLD said on 20 Sep 2012 at 2:11 pm:
    Flag comment

    She ever drop teddy bears?

  21. Anonymous said on 22 Sep 2012 at 11:44 am:
    Flag comment

    RLD said on 20 Sep 2012 at 2:11 pm:

    Flag comment

    She ever drop teddy bears?

    No but she dropped a hell of a lot of taxpayer dollars!

  22. Citizen12 said on 23 Sep 2012 at 4:56 pm:
    Flag comment

    I would guess that government tagged vehicles showing up at soccer games and the mall is the most common violation. The following links would suggest the the higher the pay grade the bigger sense of entitlement becomes.

    Guard generals not disciplined in misuse of aircraft
    http://hamptonroads.com/2012/06/guard-generals-not-disciplined-misuse-aircraft

    DoD details 4-star’s lavish spending
    http://www.navytimes.com/mobile/news/2012/08/ap-ward-africom-lavish-spending-081712

    President Obama spends our money on himself
    http://www.akdart.com/obama112.html

  23. Doug Brown said on 24 Sep 2012 at 8:44 am:
    Flag comment

    On the flip side, due to the corruption and incompetence at the highest level of places like ICE or USCIS, the grunt federal employee will find themselves fronting the federal government money for training, or expenses, that are required for them to remain employeed or promoted only to find themselves stiffed or fighting for reimbursement later. I know several individuals (DHS) who were just required to spend thousands for training and travelling and who are now facing chaos in their personal finances because their superiors have screwed up, i.e., don’t care. Of course ,those same superiors can terminate or punish those same ‘micro lenders’ to the fed treasury for failing to keep their financial house in order, and even better for those superiors they can play golf and yuk it up at the best places while their employees are facing financial ruin.

    http://www.debbieschlussel.com/54559/exclusive-obama-homeland-security-brass-spent-day-bf-911-golfing-w-resigned-sexual-harasser-suzy-barr/

Leave a Reply



Views: 2325