User Profile: Francisco_d

Francisco_d

Member Since: October 09, 2011

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  • September 10, 2012 at 8:53am

    Agreed, then get people that WANT to teach in there. Give the kids books for this year and then pass them on to the next grade. It’s not like they’ll miss anything with this group of teachers.

    Any chance Wisconsin can annex Chicago?

  • August 26, 2012 at 1:12pm

    Charlie, read this:

    “Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about America wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of bulls***. Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle. You are here today for three reasons. First, because you are here to defend your homes and your loved ones. Second, you are here for your own self respect, because you would not want to be anywhere else. Third, you are here because you are real men and all real men like to fight. When you, here, everyone of you, were kids, you all admired the champion marble player, the fastest runner, the toughest boxer, the big league ball players, and the All-American football players. Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise cowards. Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn’t give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost nor will ever lose a war; for the very idea of losing is hateful to an American.”

    Sorry, Charlie, you lost your marbles, have no balls for any game, and in a boxing ring, there aren’t enough towels to save your sorry behind. Go home, cry yourself to sleep, and know that you are the consummate loser. You are insignificant, an asterisk on Florida and even less so on US history.

  • August 18, 2012 at 9:06pm

    Drop all the charges, and assign him to Seal Team 6 as a negotiator. (I know, that’s Navy and he’s Army, but hear me out…).

    On their next mission, he can be part of the initial insertion as a covert negotiator, then the rest of the team can come in 90 seconds later if the negotiations don’t go well.

    “It was sad to see negotiations not go well, and had we not sent him in with a Star of David patterned shirt, he perhaps would have done better.”

  • June 24, 2012 at 6:46pm

    If I saw what was happening in the shower, and there was no doubt, I would have done what that father in Texas did when he saw his 4 (or was it 5…) year old daughter being raped.

    I’m sure more would have come forward, and I’m also pretty sure it wasn’t happening for “just 15 years”.

  • February 19, 2012 at 11:14am

    …and they would have gotten away with it, if it weren’t for those pesky kids!

  • February 19, 2012 at 11:07am

    I hope judge Andrew Nepalitano (sp?) winds up on the Supreme Court.

  • February 19, 2012 at 10:44am

    Well said!

  • February 18, 2012 at 8:01pm

    @Cuinsong,
    I’m sincerely sorry if you think that I am an Obama shill. Please, let me assure you that I am not. I work at Boeing in Everett, and I was forced to join a union. I transferred from the Charleston mid-body plant, and with that information, those that worked there probably know who I am.

    I was there when the aft-body plant kicked the IAM out, and I cheered. I was there when Boeing decided to build the second FA&D plant (this is the one that the IAM wanted shut down), and I cheered. I was there when Boeing came in an had the groundbreaking, and I saw that Joe Wilson (the guy that said “you lie” to Obama) had 10 people, including me, waiting to have their picture taken with him, and the rest of the congressional delegation had none. I also saw what the IAM did to Boeing in getting the complaint dropped with the 737 contract.

    With that, Glenn has emphasized that the truth is more important than party, and that has been my goal in this discussion. I just don’t want the picture muddied, and if I have done that, please accept my apologies. The truth has no pay grade.

  • February 18, 2012 at 7:09pm

    Gad.. this keeps getting worse, every time I read it… (from the article):
    The problem? His administration tried to close one of the most productive of those plants over conflict with unions. Specifically, when Boeing decided to relocate some of its manufacturing plants to South Carolina – a right-to-work state, unlike Washington state

    1. “Tried to close one of the most productive of those plants” Boeing South Carolina (BSC) FA&D hasn’t produced anything yet (they’re still making the airplanes at the moment…) so how is it the most productive? I hope they do become very productive at making the jets, but until they do, it can’t be said they’re the “most productive”.

    2. “decided to relocate some of its manufacturing plants” NOTHING WAS RELOCATED. Boeing built an additional FA&D plant in SC! Geez, Louise… If I have a lemonade stand on 1st and Main, and I open another on 2nd and Magnolia, how many lemonade stands have I relocated? Answer: none. I just increased my production capabilities.

    Well, they got the right to work part right…

  • February 18, 2012 at 7:01pm

    @IslandMarine
    I work up at the Everett plant, and didn’t have a choice whether I wanted to join the union. It was join or go look for another job. It’s amazing the party of choice doesn’t give me one when it comes to joining a union. Plus, I used to work in 88-20 until I transferred up here.

    I can’t wait to see the planes coming out of both plants, and I hope you guys down there give us a run for our money!

    The only thing I can think that is better than 10 airplanes a month is 13-17 airplanes a month coming from two factories!

  • February 18, 2012 at 1:15am

    @Justmehere,

    They didn’t move the plant, there are two Final Assembly and Delivery plants: One in Everett, and one in Charleston. You are right, they (Obama/IAM/NLRB) did want to have it closed, which I find morally reprehensible to have a company spend the kind of money that Boeing did to build the plant, only to have the NLRB complaint filed two months before production was to start there. It was the IAM trying to get Boeing by the short hairs.

    Plus, the IAM is not welcome in South Carolina. They were kicked out of the aft body assembly plant in September 2009. The workers there don’t want them. The vote was 66% against them, and the feeling there (so I’m told) is even more negative now.

    My intention is to ensure that there are facts presented, and not “almost facts”. As the point of this website (the Blaze) is to ensure that the truth is here, I want to be sure that it is presented accordingly.

    Again, I think we’re on the same side.

  • February 18, 2012 at 1:03am

    @Justmehere, I want to be sure the article is accurate, which it isn’t, as written.

    Again, the one plant that Boeing has in SC that they were trying to close wasn’t one of those that supplies Everett FA&D from Charleston. It was the one that does the same thing that Everett does. Mid and Aft body and FA&D are all at the same site, but they do different things.

    Think of it as a sandwich factory in Everett, and the two plants in South Carolina supply peanut butter and jelly, and the bread comes from Wichita, and the Everett plant puts them all together to make a yummy PB&J sandwich.. Boeing builds another plant in South Carolina, to assemble the sandwiches using the same peanut butter, jelly and bread from the same suppliers as Everett, but doing it in South Carolina.

    The unions would not want to shut down the peanut butter plant, nor would they want to shut down the jelly plant, even thought they’re in South Carolina. If they shut down those two, the Everett sandwich plant couldn’t have any PB or J for the sandwiches. They wanted to shut down the other sandwich assembly plant in South Carolina.

    Now, to wrap it all up: What Obama was talking about being “made in America” was the PB and J in the analogy above, not the sandwich assembly plant t they tried to close.

    The author of the article made it appear that the parts came from the sandwich assembly plant, which is untrue.

    I think we’re on the same side of the argument, but I want the article to

  • February 17, 2012 at 10:57pm

    @Justmehere Please clarify what you are saying.

    What I am saying, and I have intimate knowledge of what I am speaking of is this: Obama/NLRB/IAM was trying to shut down the new FA&D plant, not the ones that supply Everett. To shut those two plants would be suicide for the 787 program, as there would only be a flight deck and nothing to attach the wings or horizontal or vertical stabilizers to.

    The 787 is built in sections and assembled at the FA&D plant, which Boeing has two: One in Everett and one in South Carolina. The mid and aft bodies have been built there for 6+ years, and the FA&D building in SC just started taking airplane sections in 2011. That building that opened in 2011 was the one that Obama/NLRB/IAM wanted closed. They weren’t too happy with the other two, but closing them would be suicide, especially with the ramp up. You don’t just start up an airplane manufacturing plant overnight.

    I hope this helps to clear things up.

  • February 17, 2012 at 9:59pm

    @Dustoff, and Italy, and Korea, and …

  • February 17, 2012 at 9:56pm

    Keep your friends close.
    Keep your enemies closer.
    -Machiavelli

  • February 17, 2012 at 9:49pm

    Please, everyone, the article is inaccurate in this way:
    There are 4 manufacturing entities within Boeing at South Carolina:
    Mid-Body -> The parts there feed both Everett and South Carolina FA&D
    Aft-Body -> The parts manufactured there feed both Everett and South Carolina FA&D
    Interiors -> Not sure, but I think they feed South Carolina FA&D
    FA&D (Final Assembly and Delivery): This is the plant that Obama/NLRB/IAM (Everett Machinists Union) wanted shut down. This is essentially a duplicate of the FA&D in Everett, where Obama was today.

    OK, now what he was touting was mid and aft body in SC, not FA&D in SC, which he was attempting to shut down. It’s a bit tricky to follow, but he did say the truth on this one. If they shut down mid and aft body, nobody in the 787 program would be working, because the only part of the airplane produced would be the front end, at Spirit in Wichita, KS.

    I am no Obama fan, but I am a fan of misrepresentation of the truth even less.

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  • February 11, 2012 at 11:11pm

    Carl, can’t wait to see the ones coming out of Charleston! I voted to keep the name the HUB (you’ll know what that means, but others won’t), and with all the work you guys are doing down there, I hope you give us Everett guys a run for our money!

    …and for those of us that are in the union(s), ask us if we had a choice to join…

    The answer is “no”.

  • February 11, 2012 at 11:06pm

    …and Everett, where they are built for now. Can’t wait to see the ones take off from Charleston as well!

    Technically, Boeing field in Seattle belongs to King County, and Paine Field, in Everett, belongs to Snohomish County.

  • February 11, 2012 at 11:03pm

    The same amount of gallons it would have taken for a straight line and back. ETOPS testing is so the engines can be certified to fly over the ocean (that big blue thing on either side of the continent), and away from airports. In fact, with longer ETOPS ratings, there will be fuel saved when the aircraft carries passengers, as the pilots can make more direct flights.

    Read the article, then think through your comment against the data presented.

    The flight would have occurred whether or not they made the logo or not.

  • January 11, 2012 at 9:13am

    “The CDC report is based on telephone surveys last year of more than 450,000 adults. They were asked about their alcohol drinking in the past month, including the largest number of drinks they had at one time.”

    “Hello, this is the government. How much do you drink when you binge?”
    Me: “A heck of a lot less than you spend when you do, and I’m the one that pays the consequence either way.”