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On Obama's visit, presidential seal blew off his limo on I-76; it later was recovered
Philadelphia Daily News ^ | July 2, 2011 | DAVID GAMBACORTA

Posted on 07/02/2011 9:02:30 AM PDT by Indy Pendance

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Just ask, ahem, President Obama. Seems the big guy lost a magnetic presidential seal that was affixed to the side of his limousine as he wrapped up a fundraising visit to Philly on Thursday.

The seal flew off the side of the limo and whipped by motorists in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 76, where it was presumed lost . . . until shortly before noon yesterday.

That's when a veteran Philadelphia police officer found the seal on the side of the highway, near the Montgomery Avenue exit, while he was assisting the driver of a disabled vehicle, said Cynthia Wofford, the special agent in charge of the U.S. Secret Service Philadelphia field office.

"The officer was a part of the presidential motorcade the night before," Wofford said. "It was turned over, so it wasn't so obvious, but he found it for us."

Wofford said members of the motorcade saw the seal fall from Obama's limo as it traveled on the expressway.

A handful of law-enforcement officials tried searching for the seal in the darkness on Thursday to no avail.

"We're very grateful. It's in my office now, but it will be shipped back to Washington, D.C.," Wofford said.

The Police Department declined to identify the officer.

Obama's presidential seal has made the news at least once before,

On Oct. 5, 2010, as the president was addressing Fortune magazine's 2010 Most Powerful Women Summit at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C., his speech was interrupted when the seal on the front of the lectern clattered to the floor.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: failure; limo; limousine; obama; obamas; philadelphia; potus; presidential; presidentialseal; recovered; seal; thebeast; visit
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Omen.
1 posted on 07/02/2011 9:02:32 AM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

The Seal keeps trying to escape.


2 posted on 07/02/2011 9:03:10 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: screaminsunshine

Do you blame it? Nothing wants to be associated with this clown.


3 posted on 07/02/2011 9:05:08 AM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

The poor thing is being shipped back in cuffs so it can not get away. I heard the Cops had to Tase it.


4 posted on 07/02/2011 9:06:39 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Indy Pendance

I’d have it up on E-bay in 5 seconds..


5 posted on 07/02/2011 9:06:42 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: Indy Pendance

Symbolism?


6 posted on 07/02/2011 9:07:06 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Indy Pendance

Kind of like the gingerbread man updated.


7 posted on 07/02/2011 9:08:55 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed , what have you just done?)
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To: screaminsunshine

God does have a sense of humor.


8 posted on 07/02/2011 9:09:33 AM PDT by Josephat
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To: Indy Pendance

Poor Presidential Seal. This is its second attempt at escape, that we know about. - I’m rootin’ for it to finally succeed. (Has this sort of thing happened to any of the past Presidents? I’ve never heard of it before; but Obama is a new experience for it. Poor baby!)


9 posted on 07/02/2011 9:11:30 AM PDT by Twinkie (For whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13)
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To: screaminsunshine

Bad JU-JU or MO-JO, definite a bad sign for his chances in ‘12


10 posted on 07/02/2011 9:11:41 AM PDT by St.Mark
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To: Indy Pendance

And Mother Nature says quietly:

“You’re fired”


11 posted on 07/02/2011 9:12:26 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (BUY AMERICAN. The job you save will be your son's, or your daughter's)
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To: Indy Pendance

12 posted on 07/02/2011 9:13:59 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Josephat

Breaking MSNBC...George Bush snuck back in to the White House in the middle of the night and removed the glue on Obamas Presidential Seal! It is being investigated by Eric Holder. Obama may turn the case over to the World Court for prosecution. Details soon on Hardball.


13 posted on 07/02/2011 9:16:20 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Indy Pendance

How fast was the motorcade traveling?

Never mind. Traffic laws don’t apply to the president.


14 posted on 07/02/2011 9:17:55 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: P.O.E.
Bad Seal, Bad Seal,
Watchu gonna do...
Watchu gonna do,
When they come for you...
15 posted on 07/02/2011 9:18:43 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Indy Pendance

I’ve had magnetici Second Amendment Sisters signs on both front doors of my car for at least 7 years. They have never once blown off.


16 posted on 07/02/2011 9:19:18 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: ken5050
I’d have it up on E-bay in 5 seconds..

No way! Can you imagine how cool that'd look on the side of your car?

17 posted on 07/02/2011 9:19:25 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Indy Pendance

I heard it was found next to the Economy, in the ditch on the side of the road!


18 posted on 07/02/2011 9:19:25 AM PDT by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed! WWW.MIKEMcCALISTERFORSENATE.COM check him out!)
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To: Indy Pendance

Bob Dylan - oh, so many years ago

“The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind...”


19 posted on 07/02/2011 9:19:39 AM PDT by don-o (Please say a prayer for FReeper Just Lori. RIP)
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To: Owl_Eagle

LOL! Nothing’s stopping you from taking your design down to Kinko’s and getting it printed.


20 posted on 07/02/2011 9:22:48 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: don-o

ROFLOL.


21 posted on 07/02/2011 9:23:48 AM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Indy Pendance

that’s funny. I said the same thing. Great minds, eh????


22 posted on 07/02/2011 9:25:16 AM PDT by cubreporter (From TEA to Shining TEA - Go Rush Limbaugh..a giant of all that is good.)
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To: Indy Pendance

Why isn’t the Presidential Seal Painted on?

Weird.


23 posted on 07/02/2011 9:26:42 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Indy Pendance

Jinx as HELL!! SOB can’t stand him!!


24 posted on 07/02/2011 9:27:17 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: P.O.E.

LOL


25 posted on 07/02/2011 9:27:39 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: goodtomato

Post of the Day!

Good Catch!


26 posted on 07/02/2011 9:29:07 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Vendome
Why isn’t the Presidential Seal Painted on? Weird.

Maybe it doubles up as a pimp-mobile after hours.

27 posted on 07/02/2011 9:29:33 AM PDT by stboz
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To: goodtomato

“I heard it was found next to the Economy, in the ditch on the side of the road!”

OOOOH good one!! I just wish the RNC was just as creative!


28 posted on 07/02/2011 9:29:43 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Indy Pendance

This makes twice for the seal to show as the Seal of Disapproval.


29 posted on 07/02/2011 9:31:51 AM PDT by N. Theknow (POTUS Fauxbama (Poseur of the United States))
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To: Indy Pendance

I’m trying to figure out the logistics here. Obama flies from Andrews AFB to Philadelphia on Air Force One. How did the Presidential Limo (plus escort vehicles) get there? Did someone drive them there in advance? Or did they use a C-5 or C-17 in addition to the 747?


30 posted on 07/02/2011 9:32:39 AM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Indy Pendance

The cost of fund raising trips that all Presidents and congress critters go on, should be taken out of whatever is raised and any remainder billed to the candidate or campaigner.

How much does it cost to scoot the president all around the nation to raise money? It would be cheaper just to pay the bastard.


31 posted on 07/02/2011 9:38:34 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Obama and the left are making a mockery of our country.)
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To: Indy Pendance

Baaaad....Omen....He he!!!!!


32 posted on 07/02/2011 9:39:55 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Owl_Eagle; ken5050
Can you imagine how cool that'd look on the side of your car?

Can you imagine being flipped off fifty times a day?

33 posted on 07/02/2011 9:40:08 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Indy Pendance
My God, I could *mail* this one in.

"Looks like you blew a seal."

"Naah, it's just ice cream."

Cheers!

34 posted on 07/02/2011 9:41:55 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Indy Pendance

Omen indeed. Rats and flies too.

Flashback:

Presidential seal falls off podium as Obama speaks

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2602242/posts

The presidential seal has fallen off President Barack Obama’s podium and clattered to the stage as Obama delivered a speech to a women’s conference.


35 posted on 07/02/2011 9:41:55 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Indy Pendance

Had I recovered it, my daughter’s 175 lb Great Dane would have done the butt scrub drag across it topped of by a passing hike-leg whiz before it was returned...


36 posted on 07/02/2011 9:45:31 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Indy Pendance

Omen indeed! It happened today, July 2nd, the day the delegates voted for independence in 1776, just outside of Philly (duh!) while the car was traveling east-bound—the opposite direction of our national expansion—a retrograde direction.


37 posted on 07/02/2011 9:50:56 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Indy Pendance

Karma is a .....!


38 posted on 07/02/2011 9:51:08 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: goodtomato

Being driven by the Democrats!


39 posted on 07/02/2011 9:52:50 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: ken5050

I wonder if they’re worried about terrorism, and that’s why they tried so hard to recover it.


40 posted on 07/02/2011 9:53:14 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: stboz

It was painted on, and had three coats of lacquer over it. Shows how bad it wanted off!


41 posted on 07/02/2011 10:22:42 AM PDT by Boiling point (Cain / Palin 2012)
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To: scrabblehack
I wonder if they’re worried about terrorism, and that’s why they tried so hard to recover it.

Yeah some homeboy will slap it on the side of his ghetto cruiser with 24 inch dubs and cruise right into the WH parking area.

42 posted on 07/02/2011 10:27:31 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: grey_whiskers
'Looks like you blew a seal'
Look, just fix the damned thing and leave my private life out of it, ok?'
On second thought, Sinclair does resemble a seal these days...
43 posted on 07/02/2011 10:28:19 AM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: Hoodat

The whole mess of the motorcade flies in.


44 posted on 07/02/2011 11:15:42 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Indy Pendance
Apparently, it doesn't want to be with him.


45 posted on 07/02/2011 11:17:05 AM PDT by 444Flyer ("...Rather the scorned- the rejected -the men hemmed in with the spears..." from 'A Consecration')
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To: don-o
“The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind...”

And reaping the whirlwind.

46 posted on 07/02/2011 11:24:10 AM PDT by 444Flyer ("...Rather the scorned- the rejected -the men hemmed in with the spears..." from 'A Consecration')
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To: HollyB; Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; Ezekiel; Nachum

The Seal escapes.... again! And it’s only been a little over a month since The Beast got stuck in Ireland.


47 posted on 07/02/2011 11:31:38 AM PDT by 444Flyer ("...Rather the scorned- the rejected -the men hemmed in with the spears..." from 'A Consecration')
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To: Indy Pendance
Think critically....

They are magnetic, what does it say about the materials the doors are made of, that probably fall into don't ask what I do for a living territory....

With that said, is it more of a security breach than we realize....

48 posted on 07/02/2011 11:39:51 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: screaminsunshine
The Seal keeps trying to escape.

The Seal knows!
49 posted on 07/02/2011 11:41:21 AM PDT by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: Indy Pendance

I keep getting the feeling that G-d is trying to tell Obama somethign and he refuses to listen. I pray that he steps up his game(G-d) and helps save us from this maniac.


50 posted on 07/02/2011 11:43:44 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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