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 Post subject: 2014-07-25 footballs
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:45 am 
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Is it weird that my first thought was https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_football


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 Post subject: Re: 2014-07-25 footballs
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:46 pm 
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My mind went somewhere similar, though it wouldn't have made sense. Didn't think it'd be a codeword for the Oafan's, though.


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 Post subject: Re: 2014-07-25 footballs
PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:40 pm 
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I expect though the Secret Service might have a somewhat similar clause in their contracts. There is a time for saying "Excuse me sir, but perhaps we should bug out" and a time for, you know, bugging out. 8O


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 Post subject: Re: 2014-07-25 footballs
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:15 am 
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ChowGuy wrote:
I expect though the Secret Service might have a somewhat similar clause in their contracts. There is a time for saying "Excuse me sir, but perhaps we should bug out" and a time for, you know, bugging out. 8O


Actually, the Secret Service is probably statutorily bound to be decidedly impolite if something explodes on the same continent as a protectee. When President Regan was shot at, a Secret Service agent literally tackled him into the armored limo, covering the President with his own body. In that specific case, it was the wrong move, because he pushed the President into the path of a ricochet. Contrary to what you see on TV and in movies, unplanned ricochets are almost chaotically random, so it was down to dumb luck that the Prez got shot.

There was no "Excuse me sir, but we have to move." It was tackle and cover.

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 Post subject: Re: 2014-07-25 footballs
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:26 am 
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It also hurt a bit; Ronnie getting tackled by essentially a NFL linebacker with no pads and no prep kinda stung. To the extent he didn't even realize he had been shot.

Unintended consequences, but worked out in the end


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