Kirkwood mom Lucy Nobbe sends message to DC by plane

7:28 PM, Aug 9, 2011   |    comments
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Lucy Nobbe

By Kasey Joyce

Kirkwood, MO (KSDK) - A Kirkwood mom is so fed up with what's going on in Washington and on Wall Street, she decided to send a message, by plane.

The banner Lucy Nobbe paid to have made and flown over lower Manhattan today reads, "Thanks for the downgrade, you should all be fired."

Nobbe says 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 says she was woke up in the middle of the night on Sunday with an idea to send a plane flying around Washington, DC with her message to lawmakers. But there was a slight hiccup: there's a no fly zone around DC, so she settled on New York instead. Today at 11:30 a.m. eastern time, the plane flew for 2 hours around lower Manhattan, generating lots 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," Nobbe said.

"She definitely stands up, she is different than other moms, she stands up and I'm really proud of her," Nobbe's daughter, Holly said. "I am glad to have a mom like that."

Nobbe says it cost her just under $900 to fly the plane around New York, but the company she used, flysigns.com, was so impressed with what she did they gave her a discount.

Nobbe says she hopes it will be a wake-up call to lawmakers to get the country's finances in order.

 

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