Monday, May 23, 2005

What the heck was that for?

No offense to the vast majority of the members of our military whom I believe are dedicated, sensible and hard-working, but I can't help but think that there are some delinquents in your ranks. Not many, but some.

Even though there's military housing right near here, we don't see much military activity in this area. It's just not safe in such a huge metropolitan area (barring something like a real terrorist threat requiring the risk). Well, right after 9/11 we did, of course. Normally, however, we don't see much. We certainly don't see low flights of military aircraft around here. It's just not that kind of area.

So imagine our surprise when a few of these flew over very low late this afternoon...



What's the deal with that? When I went to school in Baltimore, I was used to such things. For example, we often saw A-10s fly low over the campus on weekends, on their way to who-knows-what. By the way, if you're curious, an A-10 looks like this...



Anyhow, multiple huge helicopters flying practically at treetop level in such a densely populated area (as of the year 2000, 4,655 people per square mile in this county) is just wrong, unless there's a damn good reason for it. So, as much as such things impress me (because there's still a little kid alive and well inside me), it really strikes me as reckless.

So did anyone hear of a terrorist attack on Long Island's beaches that needed to be repelled? Otherwise, I'm one unhappy taxpayer.

6 comments:

Knottyboy said...

We've had to call the military base in Utah to complain about sonic booms here over our valley. They aren't supposed to do things like that in populated areas. But they are in power now, so who knows what the hell is right and wrong anymore.
k
war on terror...horseshit!

PatCH said...

Oh no, they're on to me!

teh l4m3 said...

Ah, but when they slip those hard little bodies of theirs into civvies, meet up with you for a few at the club, and start grinding and sweating up against you...Well, that makes it all worth it. ;P

Jess said...

teh l4m3, I hadn't thought of that. :)

Jase said...

I bet you wouldn't have much to complain about if a few of them dropped on by and started to strip.. wait.. I think that was in a porno... nevermind.

Matt_Sweet said...

Oh, dahrling, there are terrorists everywhere now-a-days, didn't you know?

Why, just the other day some nice men in black suits found some lurking behind my rhododendron. We are a very fortunate people.