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petegz28
08-10-2011, 05:42 PM
KIRKWOOD, Mo. -- A Kirkwood, Mo., mom was so fed up with what's going on in Washington and on Wall Street, that she decided to send a message -- by plane.

Lucy Nobbe paid to have a banner made and flown over lower Manhattan on Tuesday. The banner said: "Thanks for the downgrade, you should all be fired."

Nobbe said she was so angry about the way lawmakers argued and bickered over the debt ceiling, that she couldn't get it out of her head.

The single mom and financial broker said she woke up in the middle of the night Sunday with an idea to send a plane flying around Washington with her message to lawmakers. But there was a slight hiccup: There's a no-fly zone around D.C., so she settled on New York instead.

The plane flew for two hours around lower Manhattan -- over Wall Street, downtown New York, the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor, said Justin Jaye of flysigns.com, the company Nobbe used to fly the banner.

In the process, she generated a lot of buzz online, in the headlines and with her two daughters.

"I thought that is something that I could do that wouldn't cost a million dollars and maybe someone would listen to me," said Nobbe .

"She's very different from other moms, and I'm really proud of her because she does stand up for what she really wants," said Nobbe's daughter, Holly. "And I'm really glad to have a mom like that. "

It cost Nobbe just under $900 to fly the plane around New York, she said. Flysigns.com was so impressed with what she did that they gave her a discount.

"It feels pretty good," Nobbe said. "A lot of times I think those things and I don't do it. And this time I actually did it."

Nobbe hopes lawmakers will see her message and decide to cut their summer breaks short in order to get the country's finances in order.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2011-08-10-kirkwood-mom-downgrade_n.htm

Garcia Bronco
08-10-2011, 05:46 PM
LOL

Chocolate Hog
08-10-2011, 05:51 PM
LMAO

eazyb81
08-10-2011, 06:34 PM
Wow, what a dumbass.

petegz28
08-10-2011, 06:35 PM
Wow, what a dumbass.

Why do you say that?

BucEyedPea
08-10-2011, 07:18 PM
Q: Why didn't she fly the plane's message over DC?

A: Because D.C. is a NO Fly Zone.

eazyb81
08-11-2011, 07:18 AM
Why do you say that?

Because "Wall Street" did not cause the downgrade.

BucEyedPea
08-11-2011, 07:26 AM
Some on Wall Street shares some the blame for the downgrade. Remember the Big Bank Bailout?

NaptownChief
08-11-2011, 07:32 AM
Some on Wall Street shares some the blame for the downgrade. Remember the Big Bank Bailout?


Yep and they shouldn't have been bailed out. The poorly run would be out of business and the well run banks would have picked up their peices and we would have all moved on better, stronger and smarter. But that would have caused Goldman to collapse and the Dems weren't about to let that happen.

eazyb81
08-11-2011, 08:26 AM
Some on Wall Street shares some the blame for the downgrade. Remember the Big Bank Bailout?

If you want to get technical, arguably half the country shares the blame in leading the housing bubble and eventual recession. DC, Wall Street, lenders, and certainly homeowners that signed up for loans that they could not afford.

DC's inability to make drastic spending cuts to lower our debt burden was the catalyst in the downgrade though.

BucEyedPea
08-11-2011, 10:34 AM
If you want to get technical, arguably half the country shares the blame in leading the housing bubble and eventual recession. DC, Wall Street, lenders, and certainly homeowners that signed up for loans that they could not afford.
Well, not that was not being "technical". Some of these guys were power players connected to the govt, as well as the Bush regimes. Henry Paulson who was an ex-Goldman Sacs CEO and a former Bush Treasury Secretary who were in twisting arms of govt officials. The Old Boys Network from Wall Street.