Barack Obama and Orange County's Unfriendly Skies

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Since Barack Obama will inevitably be venturing back into Southern California to revisit the Hollywood ATM machine during his presidential reelection bid, the military should just keep F-16 fighter jets in the air over Orange County full-time.

For a second straight visit by The Chosen One, a small plane pilot was forced out of restricted airspace over Orange County--although this time there was no pot aboard the craft.

You'll recall that on Feb. 16, a San Luis Obispo pilot wandered into airspace restricted because Obama was being helicoptered from Corona del Mar to Los Angeles. After the private Cessna received an F-16 escort to the Long Beach Airport runway, it was discovered 40 pounds of marijuana were aboard.

Obama Airspace Crashing Cessna Carrying 40 Pounds of Weed

Last month, Obama famously attended a fund-raiser at the canyon home of George Clooney and raised a record $15 million.

A total of four planes were intercepted during Obama's Southern California swing Wednesday and Thursday. One, a Mooney M20, was piloted by a man in his 70s flying from Long Beach to Chino Airport for breakfast Thursday. And who could blame him? The airport's Flo's Café served the best breakfasts in the West Valley when I darkened that corner of SoCal 30 years ago.

However, the unidentified flyer made the mistake of finding himself in restricted airspace over Fullerton, as there's a 30 nautical mile radius no-fly zone around the president. Unlike February's Air Bud captain or other pilots intercepted this week, the Mooney M20 helmsman did not require an F-16 escort, managing to fly out on his own.

But after he landed at Chino Airport, he was met by local police and then the Secret Service, who kept him from his scrambled eggs and sliced-ham hubcap for the next three hours. Authorities say he may lose his pilot license, to boot.

Bet he'll be voting for Romney.

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Matthew T. Coker
Matthew T. Coker

Breakfast: Flo's Lunch: La Palma Chicken Pie Shop Dinner: Hoag Cardiac Unit

Mpr120
Mpr120

Why doesn;t obama just leave this country.  He is worthless piece of crap

mitch young
mitch young

The Clintons already did, like back in the 90s.

daniel
daniel

All the president does lately is get donations for  his campagain  and take expensive vacations and it's hard to tell now if he is still on vacation or not, all the tax payers money to reelect that ghetto bum come on america lets get that punk out of office  

Buttercup
Buttercup

Oh My God...why doesn't "The Chosen One" keep his ass in D.C. for longer than 24 hours and do his job...instead of running from one end of this country to another, disrupting law abiding citizens with his motorcades, Secret Service and Air force One? Seems like Obama NEVER STOPPED campaigning for job he already HAS. Good Lord, the ma may lose his pilots license because he spent MINUTES in "restricted airspace" ! That's ridiculous. So I guess I should expect the next knock on MY door will be the Secret Service asking me why I'm complaining about Mr. Special Pants and all of his money grubbing campaign dinners, fetes, galas, and 1% elite ass kissing? :)

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