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Barack Obama cuts short Ireland visit after concerns over volcanic ash cloud
guardian.co.uk ^ | May 23 2011 | Henry McDonald

Posted on 05/23/2011 2:07:23 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Barack Obama has been forced to leave Ireland early due to fears Airforce One could be grounded by a new volcanic ash cloud blowing down from Iceland.

- A White House spokesman confirmed that concerns over the ash cloud from the Grimsvötn volcano forced the presidential entourage to make a swifter than expected exit from the Republic.

He had been expected to stop off Tuesday morning at Glasnevin cemetery en route to the airport to pay homage at the crypt of Daniel O'Connell, in an acknowledgement of the 19th century Irish nationalist leader's role in opposing the slave trade.

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KEYWORDS: airforceone; iceland; obama; volcano
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1 posted on 05/23/2011 2:07:27 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I should think O’bama could stay the ash with his bare hand!


2 posted on 05/23/2011 2:08:53 PM PDT by exnavy (May the Lord bless and keep our troops.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“Barack Obama cuts short Ireland visit after concerns over volcanic ash cloud”

Subtitle: Ass Clown Is Worried About Ash Cloud


3 posted on 05/23/2011 2:09:56 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

He has now thrown Ireland underneath the bus.


4 posted on 05/23/2011 2:10:09 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Berlin_Freeper

At least he didn’t have to use that old one about “having to scoop the poop.”

The Democrat fat-cats in Rhode Island really at that one up.


5 posted on 05/23/2011 2:10:44 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Ah proof of the luck of the Irish, mac daddy left early.


6 posted on 05/23/2011 2:11:16 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Zero is such a pussy. Any woman is more man than him.


7 posted on 05/23/2011 2:11:32 PM PDT by archivist007
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Oh golly gee!

Does this mean his zeroness won’t get to to go to the UK and meet with QEII?

Does this mean he won’t get his second nose rubbing in his own **it in less than a week (Bibi was first)?

The Lord is watching over Britain.


8 posted on 05/23/2011 2:13:04 PM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Quick, someone install a volcano in D.C.!


9 posted on 05/23/2011 2:13:04 PM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: All
Maybe he can go back to his "ancestral home," in Kenya, daddy's birthplace, to
the tiny village of Alego, where his stepmother lives in the "ancestral home," and
revisit relatives and see daddy's grave again.

"When I become president, I'll turn superpower America into a Third World
backwater----as payback. I'll make sure Americans live in hovels like this."

10 posted on 05/23/2011 2:15:44 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Berlin_Freeper
How did he escape from the American Embassy?

ML/NJ

11 posted on 05/23/2011 2:16:21 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Berlin_Freeper

God is after the mofo. Sooner or later..


12 posted on 05/23/2011 2:17:22 PM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I expect no less from the First Wuss.


13 posted on 05/23/2011 2:18:40 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Liz

Hey! Take a picture of me with this mama over here.
ML/NJ
14 posted on 05/23/2011 2:20:36 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Jonty30

rotflol!!

I don’t know what I’d do in these dark days without funny FReepers! You guys always crack me up in threads like this....LOL!!


15 posted on 05/23/2011 2:20:55 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Did he get his car unstuck yet?!
16 posted on 05/23/2011 2:21:25 PM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

....psssst, there’s a few coconuts in Paris


17 posted on 05/23/2011 2:23:04 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Berlin_Freeper

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.

Aint that a shame?


18 posted on 05/23/2011 2:25:19 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: archivist007

He missed his Tee Time. Oh No! He was going to set the record of the most expensive round ever played.


19 posted on 05/23/2011 2:26:56 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Mrs.Z
I wonder if MO will touch the queen again? We know Obama won't flub and bow as he only bows to communists and turban wearing kings.I am so tired of him embarrassing the US. He is a nightmare. Will he claim he is british?Like he thinks he is a Texan with a cowboy hat when he goes to TX?
20 posted on 05/23/2011 2:27:14 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Why doesn’t Air Force One just take a detour....over Israeli airspace.


21 posted on 05/23/2011 2:27:33 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Liz

No good Greens there. Obongo is not in to hie Roots.


22 posted on 05/23/2011 2:28:33 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Huskrrrr

bump


23 posted on 05/23/2011 2:29:59 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I am in Ireland. I watched part of his speech.
The teleprompters were clearly visible. There were two, one on each side. He closed his speech with “Yes we can”, first in Gaelic and then in English.

Guess who was providing commentary on Irish Television.
OUR OWN MAURREN DOWD.

24 posted on 05/23/2011 2:32:57 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Oh (****) darn... does that mean he’s coming back here early?


25 posted on 05/23/2011 2:33:06 PM PDT by ken in texas (Can't Afford a Tagline... send money.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Isn’t this the second time he had to change his itinerary because of volcanic ash?


26 posted on 05/23/2011 2:33:06 PM PDT by panthermom (Pray for my son in Aghanistan and all the troops!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I’m sure he gets angry when natural events put a crimp in his vacation plans. Do ya think he ever wonders about how the “little” people in Tuscaloosa or Joplin deal with it?


27 posted on 05/23/2011 2:34:57 PM PDT by Spok
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Good thinking. He needs to be in England anyway for the important state dinner. If he were to cancel that because of the volcano it would not be good even though obviously not his fault he needs to be in England.


28 posted on 05/23/2011 2:35:50 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Kind of reminds me of the old Monty Pyton bit in *The Holy Grail* when faced by the killer rabbit, “Run away! Run Away!"
29 posted on 05/23/2011 2:36:52 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun
pyton Python

Proof read Cajun, Proof read!

30 posted on 05/23/2011 2:38:47 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Maine Mariner
The teleprompters were clearly visible. There were two, one on each side. He closed his speech with “Yes we can”, first in Gaelic and then in English.

So he travled to Ireland at American taxpayer expense to make a campaign speech?

31 posted on 05/23/2011 2:43:19 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Interesting point. As if he doesn’t waste enough money. Why is he campaigning in Ireland?


32 posted on 05/23/2011 2:46:30 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: panthermom

Yes. And is Jarrett the POTUS EVIL WITCH giving federal aid to those that need it after the latest horrific tornados?


33 posted on 05/23/2011 2:48:53 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Yes he did!


34 posted on 05/23/2011 2:49:13 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Mrs.Z
The Lord is watching over Britain

Maybe not...he's going to arrive in Britain a day early . LOL!

As this is a "State" visit, I wonder if the lovely Michelle will add some 'bling' to her cardigans?

35 posted on 05/23/2011 2:49:44 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Dear God, I am sorry that I mumbled that last prayer.

I meant to say, “blow the ass up”, not ash up. I will work at being more clear and specific.


36 posted on 05/23/2011 2:51:51 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Destruction follows this guy everywhere he goes.


37 posted on 05/23/2011 2:58:14 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Think about it, it is biblical like. Floods, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, ice storms, rats, flies, earthquakes. He and his crew have a very bad mojo. I’ve been saying it since he became pres. God does not like Ugly!


38 posted on 05/23/2011 2:58:18 PM PDT by panthermom (Pray for my son in Aghanistan and all the troops!)
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To: panthermom

I forgot about his fly problems that happened more than once didn’t it?


39 posted on 05/23/2011 3:02:27 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: archivist007

And not even the sheep are scared of him.


40 posted on 05/23/2011 3:03:38 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Interesting point. As if he doesn?t waste enough money. Why is he campaigning in Ireland?

Because you can fool some of the people all of the time.

The Irish side trip was planned before Bibi went up and down on both sides of his head and Axelhole's love fest was really, really, really needed to bolster OhOh's fragile ego.

And things were going nicely until the Beast bottomed out and then the car trouble not to mention the treacherous Irish racists tried to poison him with that yuckee black swill that tastes nothing like Corona Light Ultra Light

41 posted on 05/23/2011 3:05:56 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Churchillspirit
The British royals don't do “early”.

Although I think as great a job as Bibi did on zero, that old broad (excuse me “her Majesty”) could probably do an even better job.

42 posted on 05/23/2011 3:06:32 PM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: Berlin_Freeper

He turns the plane around for fear of the ash. Poor baby.

An entire American city has been wiped off the map in flyover country, thousands have been made homeless and hundreds are dead.

He should be getting his ass back here to support the citizens in need. Even if it is just for show (we know he doesn’t give a shit about them), that is what American presidents do. It’s his job.

Our president is AWOL, and worried about his own safety. Bastard.


43 posted on 05/23/2011 3:07:44 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Covenantor

Yeah how pathetic TheWon needed an ego fluff and the only place he can go and scream his YES WE CAN garbage is WAY over the pond somewhere. NEXT UP: I wonder if MO will wear BIG ugly dufus shoes and trip on the Queen or if TheWon Odumbo will bow or something?


44 posted on 05/23/2011 3:13:31 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Covenantor
Someone that didn't use enough hairspray on MO is getting fired.

LINK

45 posted on 05/23/2011 3:18:13 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Barack Obama has been forced to leave Ireland early due to fears Airforce One could be grounded by a new volcanic ash cloud blowing down from Iceland.

BS, it only took about a half dozen pubs and talking to a number of old drunk Irishmen who said they knew his mother for him to decide he had no roots in Ireland.........

46 posted on 05/23/2011 3:19:38 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (It's a beautiful day and I'm glad I can see it in color.......)
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To: Mrs.Z

The “old broad” will, as always, display impeccable manners regardless of the lack of class of her guests.


47 posted on 05/23/2011 3:30:10 PM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Yep, the flies were so bad in the WH, nobody had ever remembered having flies like that. And when that rat scooted across the podium in the Rose Garden, that was toooo much!

I am not joking when I say this, but since the primaries, he has reminded me of Damien from the Omen.


48 posted on 05/23/2011 3:31:15 PM PDT by panthermom (Pray for my son in Aghanistan and all the troops!)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Oh, come on people!

We all know what is really going on.

Obama is coming home early because of Bibi, and the things he will say to Congress on Tuesday.

Obama should be scared. If enough big donors, Jewish or otherwise, withhold funds from the Democratic Party over the 1967 border issue, his reign is over.


49 posted on 05/23/2011 3:32:58 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NOT FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Dang! I was kinda hoping he’d get stuck there for a few weeks. ;o)


50 posted on 05/23/2011 3:45:54 PM PDT by SuziQ
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