Help is on the way?
See my favorite quote from Chicago's Mayor Daley this week. Obama needs to be force fed what it means to be a "Daley Democrat" --Paying for inner-city programs at the expense of the suburbs seems to be a endorsed at the Federal level? Just ask Ed "Convention Center" Rendell who this week (in Boston) referred to Joe Biden as Pennsylvania's "third" senator. The comments below from Daley are almost as absurd as Mayor John Street stating "In the City of Philadelphia, the brothers and sisters are in charge."

Stephen Donato

St. John's United Church of Christ, et al. v. City of Chicago, et al.

"Hold the hallelujahs, Mayor Daley"
At O'Hare signing ceremony, thanks God for right to desecrate cemeteries

"It takes a lot of chutzpah for Mayor Daley to say ‘thank God' at the signing of a piece of legislation that represents an unprecedented assault on religious liberty," Becket Fund Vice President and General Counsel Anthony Picarello said today. The Mayor's remarks were made at a ceremony at which Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich signed the "O'Hare Modernization Act," legislation that sweeps away half a dozen laws that would otherwise protect two cemeteries that are located on the airport's southeastern edge.

Daley fears flight caps at O'Hare
"Placing caps at O'Hare is very anti-competitive," Daley said. "You can't get discount airlines in here. If I don't have that, then we're going to be less competitive." "Putting caps in place kills market demand, and it really creates an environment where it limits competition," he said. City Aviation Commissioner John Roberson said caps would not only limit city revenue from landing fees and concessions, but also limit option for travelers. Daley said the long-term solution is his city's multibillion-dollar O'Hare expansion, which is still awaiting final FAA approval. "They have to move on this," Daley said. "[Runways] shouldn't take 10 years. . . . In Iraq, we can build one in a day, a week, a month."

The Suntimes has pulled the article from the Internet -- download the .pdf

Daley fears flight caps at O'Hare
  Who Needs WMDs ?
--Just hijack a jet, slam it into America's financial center and cripple the US economy. Now we are told that we can't even rely on the info. from our CIA, yet they want to double jet traffic (charge 29 dollars) and float LNG tankers past New Jersey's Salem nuclear reactors? That's pretty arrogant don't you think? Current aviation/energy policy coming out of Washington might have been very different today if that third jet had slammed into the Capitol.

Stephen Donato

Truth is stranger than fiction:

Can you believe former FAA chief Jane Garvey is an unpaid security consultant @ the Democratic National Convention in Boston? Do you think she made the recomendation to cancel the LNG shipment? If you think I am harsh read more about Garvey with FAA. -- Democrats: Integrity not a requriement

Need I say more? --
Microsoft chosen as exclusive Homeland Security contractor --
Slammer worm crashed Ohio nuke plant network

This policy is kind of like sending our troops into combat without kevlar body armor? Oh, that's right, we already did that. -- Air marshals to stop wearing casual clothing on the job?

Yet more people than ever are turning to airlines for their travel needs, paving the way for some carriers to post record profits. Airlines blame their bad rep on the nation’s antiquated air traffic control system.. -- Congress: Integrity not a requriement -- $6.8 million in soft money from airlines during the 1999-2000 election cycle.

Who Needs WMD's ?
  How high is that PHL inbound jet ?
Jets started flying in over us around 2:00 pm on July 4th. I was fortunate enough to be invited to my brother-in-law's house and did not have to endure the jet traffic on that beautiful summer day.

See the link below. You know the old saying a picture is worth a thousand words --well it definitely applies to this topic. This photo is amazing.

More Delaware Links:

Stephen Donato
  Fahrenheit 17/35 --- Welcome to our World
Passenger traffic at PHL has almost tripled since 1995. Judging by the weather forecast jets will be flying in over us all day. Current FAA aviation policy @ PHL is unacceptable and the FAA/PHL expansion proposals will destroy the surrounding communities with thousands of low flying jets. The schedule below represents only one morning of one day of the year and remember if the planes aren't flying in over us then they fly out over us thanks to Dual Modena. One community (PHL) must never benefit at another 's expense. Isn't that what we were taught in school?. Happy Independence Day. The law must change.

Stephen Donato

As you can see by the schedule jets started flying over around 5:30 am.
Isn't that great all the jets were on time.

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Stop the Noise --
The word Noise, on the other hand, is derived from the Latin word, noxia, meaning injury or hurt. It is defined by the National Institute of Public Health as being "Any sound - independent of loudness - that may produce an undesired physiological or psychological effect in an individual and that may interfere with the social ends of an individual or group." | Effects of Noise on Children's Learning and Health -- Claire Matz

Editorial : No Change In Airnoise --
By FAA definition, we do not have a noise problem... Like other Federal agencies, the FAA is beyond control. Unless and until Mr Castle, Mr Carper, and Mr Biden get together enough support to withhold significant funds from the FAA, they will ignore us. | The Brandywine Community News, DE - April 7, 2003

Residents Ask FAA For More Information --
Gail Van Gilder, of Delaware Greenways, said the FAA already has their minds made up to approve the expansion. She said they need to answer questions from an air noise study conducted in December 2001.| The Brandywine Community News, DE - August 23, 2003

Editorial : Philly’s Airport ; Delaware County’s Problem--
It’s called Philadelphia International Airport, but, truth be told, Delaware County has greater claim to the name. | The Delaware County Times, PA - Mar 10, 2004

West Deptford residents raise noise over runway expansion --
Most homes would be impacted by the noise and air pollution. During the FAA reauthorization last year, Lautenberg and the NJ delegation...

Cheap Air Fares Land In Philly -
It's summer, it's humid and you have vacation days to spare. You're ready for a getaway but, unfortunately, your wallet isn't. Out of luck? ...| The Delaware County Times, PA - Mar 8, 2004

In Depth: Proposed changes at Philadelphia International may have a far-reaching impact on Delco. -
The study into the possible expansion of Philadelphia International Airport may still be in its formative stages, but that doesn’t prevent the controversy surrounding such an idea to continue to evolve. | The Delaware County Times, PA - Feb 23, 2004

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