F-16s scrambled after Cessna interrupts president’s golf weekend

The Associated Press is reporting that a Cessna 152 entered restricted airspace over the resort where President Obama is golfing today, triggering the scramble of two F-16 fighter jets.

CBS News’ Mark Knoller notes that the incident isn’t all that uncommon.

Knoller also noted that members of the press were dealing with their own space restrictions. Perhaps the danger of stray skeet shot was too great?

  • CatHerder

    He’s just thinking of their safety, fer chrissakes.


    • Rabid

      It was 5 o’clock Charley!

      • Lord Foggybottom

        Wrongway Feldman!

  • Omegajb

    Mr. President, Enjoy another vacation on my dime. Instead of calling me evil and wanting more of the money I work for every day you should just say “Thank you”

  • Scott

    Hope @talkmaster has a good alibi!!!
    Im sure he only wants to talk about the fair tax.
    Go Boortz!

  • fanofamerica

    Weird not even WH Travel Pool allowed at The Floridian. What’s the threat from them, seriously? Not like they’ll suddenly be moved to commit an act of journalism or something, they are so in the tank…

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      What’s the threat from Islamic terrorists? He invites them to the White House.

  • RightThinking1

    Meanwhile…, back in Aspen, SS agents equipped with high-powered sniper rifles have been deployed, on the off chance that a stray love-lorn yeti might mistake Michelle for a potential mate.

    Asked about other skiers, an agent said, “No sweat, we’ve cleared them all away. They just had to leave..”

  • fanofamerica

    I know WH Travel Pool – why don’t you use this down time to learn more about Obama not doing ANYTHING the night 4 Americans were killed in Benghazi. Lots of conservative journalists have reported on it so shouldn’t be too hard for you to find out details. And it’s really kind of an interesting story! (Tip: don’t check your own mainstream media archives – nothing to see there). See if it disgusts you even a teeny bit, though that would require a heart and the scales to fall from your eyes. Maybe even report on it? Talk to the families of the victims to see what they think about that tidbit? What about interviews with the survivors that are hidden away? I know, that’s asking a lot, but a bonus might be if the big zero sees you’re actually doing your job he will probably be quick to let you in on his vacation in order to create a diversion. C’mon – it’s worth a try, right?

    • redheadgrl

      Yeah, I was thinking about this today, there were 30 other people in the compound that night, where are they? Why haven’t we heard from them? Why is no one asking to interview them? How long will they stay silent? What did they see?

  • VerminMcCann

    In fairness, that is a type of assault aircraft.

  • Joseph Phillips

    Sorry to interrupt, Your Majesty… I wonder if he hid under a palm tree when the scary plane flew over.

  • Maxx

    Overheard from the President as he looked up in the sky to see two F-16’s….”You idiots, I said give me a Top Flight, not Top Gun”

  • Frank Drebin

    No bogeys allowed with Dear Leader on the golf course. Perhaps he should have taken lessons from Kim Jong-Il.

  • Jack Deth


    You mean Zero didn’t unlimber his trusty Punt Gun, Blunderbuss, 20mm Oerlikon or Skeet 12 Gauge and scare the intruder off, or bring the Cessna down?!!!

  • K-Dubya

    The American consulate in Benghazi must not have had a golf course.

    • redheadgrl


  • HARP2

    Give the Cessna pilot a mulligan.

  • R0nin

    “Hey, those F-16’s were supposed to be given to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt– what’re they doing flying over my golf course?!?”

    Edit: I realized that some people may not know that the Obama administration has already sent F-16 Fighters to the Muslim-Brotherhood-led government of Egypt, and intends to give them more. Why? Because of an agreement we had with _Mubarak’s_ government! You know, the leader of Egypt that the MB deposed!

    You can’t make this stuff up :(

  • $35072932

    Urgent, impassioned campaign against gun violence interrupted for vacation and some golf lessons

    I know what you’re thinking but let’s be fair. If he took a break from insinuating that gun-rights supporters don’t care about children getting shot for nothing more than a few lessons with the local club pro, that would be callous. But he’s not. He’s taking a break from those insinuations for lessons with thousand-bucks-an-hour top pro instructor Butch Harmon. He’s not taking this gun-control thing lightly, guys. Not now, I mean. He took it pretty lightly for the past 10 years or so, especially during election years, but now he’s serious. Or he will be, once he finally gets the kinks out of his swing.

  • Blake Waymire

    Really? Fighters scrambled because a C152 overflew Obama’s golf outing? Maybe it was so loud it interrupted his shot.

  • Peyton

    And how much did that cost us?