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Obama gets red carpet treatment – video

A little breezy upon exit.

Strong winds on Sunday played a bit of a spoilsport for the red carpet send off to the Obamas for Delhi as the gusts blew away the rug twice despite the best efforts of officials who finally decided to get rid of it to avoid an embarrassment.

Even as authorities in Mumbai were preparing to bid adieu to President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, strong winds kept blowing away the red carpet laid out at the airport for them and the problem was compounded by the sweep of the rotors of the two U.S. helicopters.



I think his triumphant entry into Mumbai was more like this:

Next video – Obama’s explanation of his opinion on jihad.  Sounds a lot like he did trying to explain to us how we should inflate the tires of the car to save energy in the above video.  Maybe it’s the halting monotone voice?

Posted:  11.07.10  Updated:  11.08.10 @ 7:06 p.m. video added


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Another story from the foreign press on the Obama trip

Probably not since the days of the Pharaohs or the more ludicrous Roman Emperors has a head of state travelled in such pomp and expensive grandeur as the President of the United States of America.

While lesser mortals – the Pope, Queen Elizabeth and so on – are usually happy to let their hosts handle most of the security and transport arrangements when they venture beyond their home shores, the United States creates a mini-America on the move to ensure that nothing is left to chance.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1326962/Obamas-India-visit-security-erect-bomb-proof-tunnel-Gandhi-museum.html#ixzz14X5cU7XT

A man walks with a camel past a sand sculpture depicting President Barack Obama ahead of Obama’s arrival to the country, in Puri

Here you go, Anderson.  Another story to debunk.  CNN must cover for the president at all cost.  Get those investigative reporters out of mothballs.  Had the American press and media done some reporting on this story, which is really important as to the cost and purpose of the trip with unemployment in the U. S. still at 9.6 percent, then we would not have to rely on the foreign press for details and pictures.   And a lot of fabulous pictures, too.  Make sure you keep Michele Bachmann honest now.  Oh, and by the way, have you been able to uncover some trip she is taking wasting tax payers money yet?  I didn’t think so.

Are the Obamas going into exile?  I’m beginning to wonder.  Better check on that, Andy.

Posted:  11.06.10


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Let’s stop wasting money – right after the trip to India

Post Election:

“I think it’s clear that the voters sent a message, which is they want us to focus on the economy and jobs, and moving this country forward,” he said with his Cabinet around him. “They’re concerned about making sure that taxpayer money is not wasted.” — Barack Obama

Of course, we’ll worry about that right after the trip to India.

The hype about the trip to India is growing….and growing.

From the Daily Mail at the end of October:

The entourage will be the biggest ever in terms of logistics and manpower for any US president.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1325075/Obama-India-visit-Biggest-US-President-40-planes-6-armoured-cars.html#ixzz14KrZi4S5

Air Force One plus 40 aircraft, 6 armored cars, over 3,000 people.

Renting the entire Taj Mahal plus other hotels.

I’m not sure if this picture of the Taj Mahal Hotel is before or after the terrorist attack, http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_taj-mahal-hotel-fully-reopens-heritage-wing-receives-first-guests-after-26-11_1423778

Trip will cost $200 million dollars a day – this is all over the internet – pages of links.

Removing the coconuts from the trees so they won’t fall on his head.

Somewhere I read they are building a tunnel under a road for him.

Now I see on Drudge headlines:  34 Warships to India

I am laughing out loud.  Can this be possible?  Any aircraft carriers?  Submarines?

All I can say is, the media has so little credibility you can either believe everything you read or nothing.  I tend towards nothing.  How in God’s name is a person supposed to know what is true. To be honest, this sounds like a huge joke to me.  But then again, most of real life these days sounds like a huge joke.

What with reports of millions and billions and trillions of dollars being thrown about, it has almost lost all meaning.  One does not even stop to think, now really, how much is $200 million dollars a day?  Sounds small compared to the $6 billion lost by Fannie Mae in the last quarter or the Fed’s plan for another stimulus of $600 billion.

In the midst of all the links on the cost of the trip, there was one link to Media Matters, saying something to the effect it was wildly over-exaggerated.   Well, I don’t mind telling you, it will be a cold day in hell when I go to Media Matters to determine the truth of anything.

So whatever – it’s costing a hell of a lot of money to send the Obamas to India.  Of that, I don’t think there’s any doubt.  And once again, the focus on jobs and the economy is put off for a few more weeks.

So, Barack, don’t give us any of this crap about worrying about the American people worrying about “wasting money.”  Don’t bother to tell us you are going to focus on jobs.  Please.  Spare us.

Posted:  11.04.10  Updated:  11.05.10


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I Guess the Terrorists Are Not Feeling the Love

 During MSNBC’s coverage of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, daytime anchor Alex Witt seemed frustrated that the election of Barack Obama 23 days earlier — and the accompanying “global outpouring of affection, respect, hope” — had not caused an end to terrorist violence.

To quote Ms. Witt:  “There had been such a global outpouring of affection, respect, hope, with the new administration coming in, that precisely these kinds of attacks, it was thought — at least hoped — would be dampered down.  But in this case it looks like Barack Obama is getting a preview of things to come.”

Well, no kidding!  Pardon me while I scream.  I guess the terrorists are not feeling the love yet.  Maybe MSNBC, after working so hard to get Obama elected, forgot to tell them he was elected.


Posted:  12.01.08

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