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Obama cancels Poland trip due to volcano fallout
The Washington Post ^ | April 17, 2010

Posted on 04/17/2010 12:11:14 PM PDT by lizol

Obama cancels Poland trip due to volcano fallout

The Associated Press Saturday, April 17, 2010; 2:56 PM

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has canceled plans to travel to Poland for the funeral of President Lech Kaczynski (lekh kah-CHIN'-skee).

A White House statement Saturday cited hazardous flying conditions posed by the ash cloud from the erupting volcano in Iceland.

The cloud has forced huge portions of European airspace to be closed. The fear is that microscopic particles of highly abrasive ash could endanger passengers by causing aircraft engines to fail.

Obama was to leave Washington on Saturday night for Sunday's state funeral of Kaczynski in Krakow, Poland. The Polish president, his wife and 94 others died in a plane crash last Saturday.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhoeurope; bhovisit; kaczynski; nevermind; obama; poland
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1 posted on 04/17/2010 12:11:14 PM PDT by lizol
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To: lizol

The event will be better withouth that man there, but it is too bad the President of the United States of America can not find a way to attend.


2 posted on 04/17/2010 12:12:57 PM PDT by Bernard (One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by Government)
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To: lizol

You wouldn’t want him there anyway. He isn’t worthy to represent us.

May God be with you and may God continue to be with Poland.


3 posted on 04/17/2010 12:13:55 PM PDT by marron
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To: lizol

His absence will make Poland a better place.


4 posted on 04/17/2010 12:14:25 PM PDT by Tax-chick (There's a perfectly good island somewhere.)
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To: lizol

The Kenyan could get there if he wanted. This is just a convenient excuse. He never wanted to attend the funeral anyway. He hates Poland and everything she stands for.


5 posted on 04/17/2010 12:14:48 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Agreed. Obama abhors those who fight against tyranny.
6 posted on 04/17/2010 12:16:14 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: marron

“You wouldn’t want him there anyway. He isn’t worthy to represent us.

May God be with you and may God continue to be with Poland.”

My thoughts as well.


7 posted on 04/17/2010 12:19:45 PM PDT by Shade_Trees_56
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To: lizol

What a wuss. Afraid to scuff up AF1.

I seriously doubt the Poles want him there anyway. It’s not like He and Michelle were close to the Polish President and the 1st Lady of Poland. The whole world dislikes Obama. (except some select Islamic leaders)


8 posted on 04/17/2010 12:19:48 PM PDT by nagdt ("speak the truth but leave immediately afterward")
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To: lizol

Yeah. And I’m sure it just broke his little heart.


9 posted on 04/17/2010 12:20:07 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: lizol

The government needs to do something about volcanoes.


10 posted on 04/17/2010 12:21:56 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: nagdt

Of C’mon. What’s a little ash in the ole engine. I say he goes. Suck it up for world unity!! Bring nancy, barney snoop dog and the rest of the circus creatures with you too!


11 posted on 04/17/2010 12:22:20 PM PDT by RocketJsqurl
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To: marron

I agree. He would hijack the event & force a terrible speech on the people who have suffered quite enough. No doubt he’d focus on his brilliance in negotiating with our good friends in the Kremlin.

If he had the capacity for shame, he’d know better than to show his face in Poland after what he did to those people on missle defense.


12 posted on 04/17/2010 12:24:20 PM PDT by jazminerose
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To: Lancey Howard

Bush’s fault.


13 posted on 04/17/2010 12:24:54 PM PDT by jazminerose
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To: marron

You are so right. Kaczynski and the others were on their way to commemorate victims of Communism. To have the Commie 0bammie there would have been an obscenity. God bless Poland. Western civilization owes you an enormous debt.


14 posted on 04/17/2010 12:26:12 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: Lancey Howard
The government needs to do something about volcanoes.

Plans are already under way to create a VOLCANO TAX, which will help BAILOUT the airlines and provide SHOVEL-READY jobs to clean up the ash on the ground. (/sarcasm ....maybe)

15 posted on 04/17/2010 12:26:54 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: hellbender
To have the Commie 0bammie there would have been an obscenity.

Sometimes a volcano can be your friend.

16 posted on 04/17/2010 12:29:03 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: nagdt

I think the Chinese like him for actively destroying the US and then proceeding to move out of the way and let them take the Superpower ring from us.


17 posted on 04/17/2010 12:36:40 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: lizol

Damn, I wish he would go.


18 posted on 04/17/2010 12:37:15 PM PDT by Sophia777
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To: UCANSEE2

What about the jobs that Zero will create to plug the volcano? Speak about “shovel-ready”!


19 posted on 04/17/2010 12:38:43 PM PDT by ChrisInAR (Alright, tighten your shorts, Pilgrim, & sing like the Duke!)
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To: lizol

I can’t figure this guy out. He thinks he can part the seas but can’t fly through a little dust?


20 posted on 04/17/2010 12:38:56 PM PDT by mmanager (I'm not racist, I don't like the white half of him either.)
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To: lizol

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=dam&lang=eng


21 posted on 04/17/2010 12:40:45 PM PDT by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?lang)(hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php?area=dam&lang=eng))
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To: lizol

Oh no.............they ought to cancel the memorial because the ‘one’ cannot attend.


22 posted on 04/17/2010 1:01:07 PM PDT by Carley (I'll keep clinging to the constitution, my guns and my religion, thank you.)
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To: RocketJsqurl

LoL!


23 posted on 04/17/2010 1:01:49 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: lizol

Couldn’t they fly west?

Not that I’m disappointed. A day without Zero is a good day for Poland. Wish I could say the same for us!


24 posted on 04/17/2010 1:03:18 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: lizol

The volcano is just an excuse. There’s no love lost between real Marxists and Poland.


25 posted on 04/17/2010 1:04:51 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: lizol
There’s been plenty of fear-mongering, plenty of overheated rhetoric. You turn on the news, you’ll see the same folks are still shouting about there’s going to be an end of the world because this bill passed. (Laughter.) I’m not exaggerating. Leaders of the Republican Party, they called the passage of this bill “Armageddon.” (Laughter.) Armageddon. “End of freedom as we know it.”

So after I signed the bill, I looked around to see if there any — (laughter) — asteroids falling or — (applause) — some cracks opening up in the Earth. (Laughter.) It turned out it was a nice day. (Laughter.) Birds were chirping. Folks were strolling down the Mall. People still have their doctors.

Barack Obama

Who's laughing now buttboy?

26 posted on 04/17/2010 1:05:06 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: jazminerose
He would hijack the event & force a terrible speech on the people who have suffered quite enough.

He'd lecture them for building settlements on historically Soviet lands.

27 posted on 04/17/2010 1:07:37 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: jimbo123
The Kenyan could get there if he wanted.

He could go south through Africa and then fly up into Poland if he wanted to.

28 posted on 04/17/2010 1:09:16 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Obamunism: You have two cows. The regime redistributes them and shoots you dead)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
No not possible right now. Photobucket
29 posted on 04/17/2010 1:12:45 PM PDT by darkside321
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To: lizol

The Poles had enough commies running around their country. His absence is a God send, actually.


30 posted on 04/17/2010 1:12:57 PM PDT by llevrok (TEA Awakens Americans)
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To: UCANSEE2
Or even an act of God.
31 posted on 04/17/2010 1:13:02 PM PDT by Carling (I'm a neo-McCarthyite ... Obama is a Communist.)
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To: UCANSEE2

G-d has a divine sense of humor!


32 posted on 04/17/2010 1:13:09 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ((((((((((((((((((((PALIN/BACHMANN 2012))))))))))))))))))))
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To: lizol

I was about to comment, but the cat summed it up with a loud sneeze.


33 posted on 04/17/2010 1:22:28 PM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: lizol

The flying ass is afraid of some airborne ash.


34 posted on 04/17/2010 1:28:19 PM PDT by smokingfrog (Free Men will always be armed with the Truth.)
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To: lizol

Too bad—I was hoping airforce one would eat some dirt(or at least ash). I guess he’s saving his really important trips to hobnob with those nations rulers who support the destruction of the US and Israel.


35 posted on 04/17/2010 1:45:33 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: lizol

This volcano was God’s way of telling B.O. to stay away from Poland and the funeral of its fallen leaders. I’m so glad Poland won’t be defiled by Zero.


36 posted on 04/17/2010 2:05:33 PM PDT by Gapplega
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To: lizol
I seem to remember previous presidents traveling by naval vessel, or is that not glamorous enough for Dear Leader?
37 posted on 04/17/2010 2:09:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/backroom/2312894/posts?page=242)
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To: lizol

Guess hussein is relieved. hussein would have had to go through a catholic church service which hussein is forbidden to attend. hussein being a kenyan muslim.


38 posted on 04/17/2010 2:11:32 PM PDT by AndyPH
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To: nagdt
"The whole world dislikes Obama."


39 posted on 04/17/2010 2:15:12 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms. - Aristotle)
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To: lizol

Barry is one brave clown.


40 posted on 04/17/2010 2:56:54 PM PDT by coaltrain
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To: lizol

He could travel by ballistic missile - that wouldn’t be affected too much. /s


41 posted on 04/17/2010 3:14:31 PM PDT by Moltke (DOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the Big House - HOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the White House.)
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To: Markos33

Now THAT’S one of the funniest things I’ve seen yet. Thanks.


42 posted on 04/17/2010 3:16:26 PM PDT by Moltke (DOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the Big House - HOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the White House.)
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To: lizol
The Polish president was very conservative.....and I mean conservative in the scope of our terms, also.

Obama would be as welcome at that funeral as a flea in a dog factory.

I'm breaking out in itches just thinking about him.

Leni

43 posted on 04/17/2010 3:23:21 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: lizol

The only reason 0bama was so hot to trot was to meet with his man-crush Vladimir Putin. Meanwhile Putin always tries to dodge our gay president. Vlad can see right through him and his punka$$ ways


44 posted on 04/17/2010 3:28:27 PM PDT by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: lizol

How convenient... for all involved.

I was surprised that he ever announced he would attend.


45 posted on 04/17/2010 3:30:55 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: Tax-chick
His absence will make Poland AMERICA a better place.
46 posted on 04/17/2010 3:32:16 PM PDT by piroque
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To: Markos33

that is precious! What a loser.


47 posted on 04/17/2010 3:35:49 PM PDT by nagdt ("speak the truth but leave immediately afterward")
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To: piroque

Well, it would.


48 posted on 04/17/2010 5:22:06 PM PDT by Tax-chick (There's a perfectly good island somewhere.)
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To: Bernard
The situation over Europe is really bad right now, with the air traffic grounded in most states. Some heads of government returning after state visits like Merkel or Stoltenberg of Norway have been on an odyssey through Europe via car or train.




The Poles had enough commies running around their country. His absence is a God send, actually.

Actually, economically speaking, Kaczynski himself was far left of Obama. He always fought hard to keep state-run health care, with Tusk pressing for market-oriented reform.
49 posted on 04/17/2010 6:18:11 PM PDT by wolf78 (Inflation is a form of taxation, too. Cranky Libertarian - equal opportunity offender.)
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To: RocketJsqurl

“Yes we can!!!” Oh well.....


50 posted on 04/17/2010 9:19:37 PM PDT by TNdandelion
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