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Obama Memorial Day speech rained out
washingtonpost.com ^ | May 31, 2010 | Anne E. Kornblut

Posted on 05/31/2010 10:52:12 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

ELWOOD, Illinois -- President Obama was rushed offstage at a Memorial Day event after a massive lightning and rain storm opened up on the open field where he was to speak.

Obama told thousands of guests at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery to get to a place of safety.

"Excuse me, everybody listen up," Obama told the crowd. "We are a little bit concerned about lightning. This may not be safe. I know that all of you are here to commemorate the fallen... What we'd like to do is if possible have people move back to their cars and if this passes in the next 15-20 minutes I'll stick around."

He said he hoped the ceremony could resume later. "But we don't want to endanger anyone, particularly the children, in the audience," he said. "A little bit of rain doesn't hurt anybody but we don't want anybody struck by lightning."

Obama was then whisked into a motorcade which sat, unmoving, for several minutes, unable to proceed in the heavy rain.

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: day; memorial; memorialday; obama; rain; speech

1 posted on 05/31/2010 10:52:12 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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2 posted on 05/31/2010 10:52:43 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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blasphemy from the unbeliever (in Memorial Day) brought the wrath of Gawd out.


3 posted on 05/31/2010 10:53:44 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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Rain water made the text on the teleprompter run??


4 posted on 05/31/2010 10:54:16 AM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Glad he got out of there safely. Didn’t get struck by lighting. Ouch that would have been bad.


5 posted on 05/31/2010 10:56:06 AM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My Lord and my God... you are SO awesome!


6 posted on 05/31/2010 10:56:30 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

... and elsewhere in America, millions of vets are smiling and thanking the Lord (including me)....


7 posted on 05/31/2010 10:57:14 AM PDT by Gritty (We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst - C.S. Lewis)
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To: Vinnie
Rain water made the text on the teleprompter run??

More importantly were they able to save the teleprompter?

8 posted on 05/31/2010 10:57:17 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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Arlington Weather
9 posted on 05/31/2010 10:58:56 AM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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Thank you, God!


10 posted on 05/31/2010 11:02:10 AM PDT by RightWingMama
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Rain water cleansing the stench left behind form Obamas’ desecration of our heroes..


11 posted on 05/31/2010 11:07:37 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I can just see the spirits of thousands upon thousands of fallen American heroes seeing POS Obama at their resting place and shouting out in military unison, “HELL NO!”


12 posted on 05/31/2010 11:08:48 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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Amen


13 posted on 05/31/2010 11:10:16 AM PDT by Gone_Postal
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Mother Nature pisses down the Bamster’s back and tells him it’s rain .


14 posted on 05/31/2010 11:15:20 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLEN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Even the angels don’t want to hear that self-absorbed ass pontificate from his teleprompter.


15 posted on 05/31/2010 11:17:17 AM PDT by behzinlea
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The video was great.
Too bad the umbrella didn’t attract a bolt of lightning.(oh come on half the country was thinking that!)
And his saying “Uh,listen up!” oh how very presidential.
What? No “shout outs”?

“Uh,,,shout out to the weather, uh, stop the damn lightning, uh, I said stop da damn lightnin’, damn it!”

Hee Hee Hee

Funniest video of the fake pres yet, him getting pummeled by wind, rain and lightning.


16 posted on 05/31/2010 11:21:28 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty ( HEY OBAMA, I CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM MY BACK FORTY -Lady NRA Member)
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If he hadn’t disrespected servicemen everywhere by ditching his duty to preside over the Arlington Memorial Day Observance I wouldn’t be as glad to see his plans fail....again.

What a sad excuse for a human being...


17 posted on 05/31/2010 11:27:13 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A link for your thread:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2524672/posts?page=101#101


18 posted on 05/31/2010 11:28:34 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("If Obama Won, Then Why Won't Democrats Run on His Agenda?" ~ Rush Limbaugh - May 19, 2010)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Was his speech in Arabic or English?


19 posted on 05/31/2010 11:31:03 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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Dick Cheney’s weather machine?


20 posted on 05/31/2010 11:39:58 AM PDT by twhitak
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"I know that all of you are here to commemorate the fallen..."

Were they in the audience this year?

21 posted on 05/31/2010 11:43:13 AM PDT by beaversmom
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Did Rove wheel the Weather Machine (TM) out of storage for this special event?


22 posted on 05/31/2010 11:45:09 AM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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23 posted on 05/31/2010 11:45:49 AM PDT by listenhillary (You might be a modern LIBERAL if you read 1984 & said "YEAH! That's the world that I want!")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well I’ll be darned! There IS a God!


24 posted on 05/31/2010 12:01:09 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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GOD has a good sense of humor.........He doesn’t appretiate pretenders.....LOL


25 posted on 05/31/2010 12:33:31 PM PDT by jakerobins
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But, but what about the teleprompterr? Oh, the humanity...


26 posted on 05/31/2010 2:22:49 PM PDT by nj patriot (Gore is beyond help.... Snakes in the head.)
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President Obama was rushed offstage at a Memorial Day event

Good grief, the very first sentence is a lie. Obama was never rushed off stage. His teleprompter went out, and he used the thunder as an excuse to walk off.

27 posted on 05/31/2010 7:34:57 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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