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TxDOT to fund control
towers slated for closure
at 13 small airports

Houston Chronicle, by Carol Christian

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 3/28/2013 11:39:55 PM

In response to the federal government´s plan to close control towers at 13 small Texas airports, the Texas Department of Transportation announced Thursday it will pick up the slack. The department said it intends to fund continued service of air traffic controllers at the 13 towers when federal funding stops due to nationwide budget cuts. The decision must be approved by the Texas Transportation Commission, which is scheduled to meet Thursday in an emergency session. Last week the Federal Aviation Administration announced it would close 149 air traffic control towers

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo, 3/28/2013 11:43:21 PM     (No. 9249173)

Governor Perry to o, "Checkmate".


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Reply 2 - Posted by: JHSMom02, 3/29/2013 12:08:20 AM     (No. 9249190)

Loving Texas.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TXknitter, 3/29/2013 1:00:57 AM     (No. 9249213)

Heh-heh - Bravo Governor Perry.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lil dotty, 3/29/2013 1:21:18 AM     (No. 9249223)

Go Governor! Hold Junior as hostage till Texas retrieves our gold in the Fed´s treasury. Of course, Junior has hidden all that gold. Or has he confiscated it? What will he do? Can´t find it...say no way, or just ignore the Texas request and await other states demanding an inventory of Ft Knox. Thief, scallywag. That´s our pResident.
Don´t need DC and certainly don´t need Junior.




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Reply 5 - Posted by: veritas, 3/29/2013 2:12:00 AM     (No. 9249237)

It´s one thing to lay off teachers.

To target and close ATC towers directly risks the lives of Americans. No one involved could think otherwise. No one. Those towers were closed intentionally. Do you really think it isn´t intentional? That there are no other cuts possible in the whole of the FAA? That there are just zero funds that could have been moved to cover these operations?

Therefore -- the Obama administration is intentionally putting Americans at risk of death to create political leverage.

[Ignore the DHS buying all those rifles, cartridges, armored vehicles.... No, no, no. The above discussion I offered has n-o-o-o crossover to the DHS´s actions. Nope. None.]

Have you had enough?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/29/2013 3:00:18 AM     (No. 9249253)

The same goes with meat inspectors,although I think the industry is self policing because of the threat of lawsuits.In my mind Texas has to be the most hated state by the left and it´s very childish of Obama to target them for air traffic furloughs.

Blue states probably wouldn´t have the spare change to cover a new expense like this.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: seabear, 3/29/2013 4:59:33 AM     (No. 9249266)

The state doesn´t have to hire anyone. Let the airport hire qualified ATC´s. The Fed´s have already trained them.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trigger2, 3/29/2013 6:43:52 AM     (No. 9249304)

Take that Janet!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 3/29/2013 6:45:24 AM     (No. 9249305)

Why didn´t the FAA cancel their arms and ammunition purchases instead? Hmmmmm?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mws50, 3/29/2013 6:48:41 AM     (No. 9249310)

The obama administration is intentionally hurting US citizens to further his ridiculous hissy-fit about cutting money from his own personal stash, all $3.8 trillion of it...

We have never had a President that wanted to put US citizens at risk, until obama...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 3/29/2013 7:15:13 AM     (No. 9249330)

The scariest thing is that everyone KNOWS that Barky is putting American lives in danger and the entire country is just frozen in place when it comes to doing anything to get rid of this menace. I miss Richard Nixon . Hell, I miss Bill Clinton.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Edgelady, 3/29/2013 7:32:43 AM     (No. 9249367)

Take that, O! Don´t mess with Texas!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 3/29/2013 8:19:11 AM     (No. 9249464)

Gig ´Em!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 3/29/2013 8:53:21 AM     (No. 9249542)

Dittos, #13.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: WyoEagle, 3/29/2013 9:02:42 AM     (No. 9249566)

National Park Service said they were not going to plow the entrances into Yellowstone National Park. (East & South entrances) because of, yes, the sequester. More pain to feel right? Governor Mead sent in WYDOT state plows to get the job done that the feds would not do. But how to pay? Private contributions from citizens of Wyoming mainly from the Cody and Jackson areas. THWAP!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Coy860, 3/29/2013 9:06:11 AM     (No. 9249575)

Obama is using the power of his Office to intentionally harm American People.
THAT is abuse of Power, and for that, he must answer.
Go get him !

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Reply 17 - Posted by: lawabidingcitizen, 3/29/2013 9:15:56 AM     (No. 9249590)

What happens when permission is denied. This, like everything else the socialists are doing, is to increase the power of the unions.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: wherewithal, 3/29/2013 9:43:17 AM     (No. 9249635)

Just a couple more moves and we can leave this perverted nation. And don´t give any crap about needing Washington´s permission, the Constitution doesn´t give them that authority.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: LZK, 3/29/2013 10:05:58 AM     (No. 9249683)

I love the comedian, Ron White, from Texas....

He says -- Texas has the death penalty and -- "We use it"...

That says it all.....

LZK

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Reply 20 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 3/29/2013 10:10:27 AM     (No. 9249694)

I would like to suggest that Governor Perry utilize eminient domain to sieze the towers from the FAA. Afterall, the towers are of no value if they are not manned. And utilization of the towers for their intended purpose definitely a public benefit.

Make a lot more sense than the City of New London vs. Kehoe.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: RancherJack, 3/29/2013 10:39:50 AM     (No. 9249737)

... and yet their Satanic/Marxist school curriculum rolls on ...

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Butch59, 3/29/2013 11:20:46 AM     (No. 9249820)

Great idea from Texas, but, there is one question that needs to be answered. Since ALL air traffic controllers (including the military) go thru the identical FAA operated training regimine, would Obozo have the power to NOT allow any state to pay federal empolyees? It´s a sticky question, but my guess is that he (Obozo) could do just that. And get away with it since the FAA falls under the executive branch of the government.

I don´t put anything past Obozo.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: toddh, 3/29/2013 11:23:39 AM     (No. 9249824)

Wait. Yamean? Impossible. A state picks up where the feds drop. I thought we had to send all our money to Washington to get blessed by the money changers before it could do any good locally.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: TXspyder, 3/29/2013 11:54:58 AM     (No. 9249863)

Great! Now cut the $$$ going to Uncle Sugar for the towers!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Marzon, 3/29/2013 12:25:36 PM     (No. 9249930)

I was thinking the same thing #22, Zippy can still stop this by ordering the controllers not to work for the state of Texas, and he can trust the lapdog media for covering up his actions to maximize the pain of sequester

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Reply 26 - Posted by: pepperblue, 3/29/2013 12:59:43 PM     (No. 9249977)

I believe the Texas Guard has trained controllers. Checkmate.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: hicokid, 3/29/2013 1:31:24 PM     (No. 9250022)

We get it obama. People were supposed to die, so there would be no spending restraint on your crap-hole administration.

Perry is a hero.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: JimJr, 3/29/2013 1:42:51 PM     (No. 9250042)

Just wait, someone in DC is going to say that the Air Traffic Controllers can´t get paid by Texas.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: NavalAviatorRet, 3/29/2013 2:27:14 PM     (No. 9250090)

#28, et al: then the governor claims a public safety issue, the Texas Air Guard steps up, the fed ATC is out of a job, and the citizens of the Great State of Texas get to experience good governance in action. Not to mention that it spits right in the face of the t^rd in the WH

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Reply 30 - Posted by: oh-heck, 3/29/2013 2:49:54 PM     (No. 9250137)

There ought to be a way to convert each of these towers to TX control. Once the conversion is made, they will not go back to federal control. You have to assume that this game is being played in other markets and there ought to be trained air traffic controllers who´d like to work for more reliable bosses.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: peterfleming, 3/29/2013 5:03:48 PM     (No. 9250389)

America is the most wonderful place. No matter how controlling, raging, vindictive, destructive, the crazed Pretender Obama is, America is the most recoverable country in the history of the world. The only one that can kill the failure of European socialism that is taking over this country. No matter how much damage He, Mooch, his communist staff cell mates, union thugs, all old greed addicted Congress droids, the brutally blind-to-crime Diane Sawyers of TV news dictators, all of them do, to destroy this nation, we can wake up and recover. Rick Perry, by far, is one of our best opportunites to clean up the socialist mess created by all Federal government and its tax conniving leaders. Why? Because Rick is the only guy who can bring in a huge staff of proven, honest, hardworking Texan executives to save America from the huge damage of Obammunization. How about ten gallon hats in DC, temporary quarters for the hundreds of Texans, by putting them in emptied Education and Energy buildings, after firing all those wastrels. Sounds like a fantasy, but it’s one of many ways we can wake up, speak up and, Recover America from Socialism (which can only lead to Communism) As pointed out by Allen West, all communists in Washington and Hollywood know this for a very secretive, stealth fact. No fooling around, Rick cleans them all OUT. When he had the chance, Rick goofed, like Mitt, did not speak out. Rick is now speaking out.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 3/29/2013 6:09:47 PM     (No. 9250458)

I hope we in Texas fund this by charging any Federal aircraft that comes here some very hefty landing fees.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: MDConservative, 3/29/2013 9:42:32 PM     (No. 9250685)

Really, the Feds don´t own the towers. The affected airports are CONTRACT towers - the FAA pays contractors, not Federal employees, to act as controllers. Texas will essentially assume the contracts...score one for "smaller government."

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Reply 34 - Posted by: get er done, 3/29/2013 11:10:29 PM     (No. 9250770)

While 0 closes control towers at small Texas, and many other, airports, 0´s daughters vacation at Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, and I hear, are off for a second winter ski vacation. More grist for the Paul/Cruz/Lee filibuster mill.

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Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/10/2014 3:42:16 PM     Post Reply
The deportation of foreigners living illegally in the United States is similar to the forced internment of ethnic-Japanese Americans in World War II, according to Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. “I’ll be very honest with you: Looking at the numbers at some point, in terms of how people are treated and deported and families separated and the rest, this has a scent of Japanese internment,” Pelosi told a Politico reporter. “It’s really a black mark,” said Pelosi. Roughly 110,000 ethnic-Japanese immigrants and their American children were detained during World War II after Japan’s sneak attack on Americans in Pearl Harbor. Pelosi also urged Obama


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