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Posted on 08/27/2011 1:19:01 PM PDT by PROCON
WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama on Saturday personally led his governments response to Hurricane Irene, marshalling top officials and visiting a disaster command center as the storm roared ashore.
Obama greeted officials at the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) set up at the Federal Emergency Management Agencys (FEMA) headquarters in Washington, and then held a video conference with federal and state officials.
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As my friend used to say, “he couldn’t make a plug for a hound dogs ass if he had a turd for a mold”.
What a MAN! Take that you shirtless Putin!
His internal polls must be really bad for him to do this.
It was disgusting watching Cuomo’s press conference suurrounded by US troops. He was trying to make his 2016 presidential candidacy debut.
AFP - US President Barack Obama (2ndR) listens as Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate (R) updates representatives from various US safety agencies, at FEMA headquarters. Obama warned Saturday the US east coast was in for a "long 72 hours" as he led his government's response to Hurricane Irene at a disaster command center in Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama listens during a briefing about Hurricane Irene during a visit to the National Response Coordination Center at FEMA Headquarters in Washington August 27, 2011. Obama held a conference call on Saturday with emergency officials to discuss Hurricane Irene, which was targeting the U.S. East Coast, the White House said. With Obama is Homeland Security Secretary Jan Napolitano (L). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
His internal polls must be really bad for him to do this.
Think about all the federal money thats going to be passed out to buy votes....errr be used for emergency aid.
HALLELUJAH, WE’RE SAVED!!!!
“Obama takes charge at hurricane command center”
A Saturday Night Live skit in the making.
What a joke...got to make him look like he is doing something besides sitting in front of the tv watching sports...which is what he does 24/7...why doesn’t someone invoke the 25th?
LOL, “as the storm roared ashore”... Cat I storms don’t “roar” ashore. To be sure there is lots of rain, surge and such but roar? Not so much.
Even hurricanes fail with o-POS.
He looks more like Chavez and QDaffy every passing day. He is nothing but dangerous.
If he loses the election, and I pray he does even to my last breath, there is no telling what he will do before the inauguration... it is probably going to make anything we have ever seen before look like child’s play.
They even put ‘extra’ gravitas gray in his hair for the occasion.
The microphone spongey thingy makes him look like a contestant on Jeopardy. “Ill take Free FEMA Cash for $1000, Alex...”
I’m sure there were more PR people and photographers than there were weathermen* in that command center.
* But speaking of weathermen, I bet Bill Ayers was invited...
If I was a fly on the wall, I’d buzz right on over and sh!t all over his fake grey hair.
He looks quite thin.
Fasting for Ramadan...
It’s not even a Cat 1. I checked the weather in various citys in North Carolina this morning, using Intellicast. Most of the reported winds where in the 30sto 40s. What a whopper... For Obama, this is a Category 4 to 5. Cant let a crisis go to waste, even a made up one.
Expected wind gusts, scroll down
Nothing like micromanagement at its finest ! One thing in common with these libs is their attitude that they know what is best and feel they are so important to micromanage detailed steps in resolving so called problems.
Fox has sustained winds at 85.
Forward speed is slowing.
The storm is half over land. I’m going to go out on a limb and predict it won’t even be a hurricane by the time it reaches NYC.
Maybe even no longer a tropical storm. I’m reminded of the many times Al Gore’s “global warming” photo ops have been sidetracked by blizzards. :)
This is how a real leader acts when the citizens are in danger! Not like George Bush did when Katrina hit New Orleans! (S)
“Just great. Now TSA is involved.”
What are They going to do? Frisk and X-ray Irene as she passes by.
ice cream withdrawals..?
Oh please..so very presidential!
the key word is APPEAR...
I hear he has SEAL TEAM 6 on the way to ice the tropical storm, now.......film at 11. Movie and book October next year.
Were sooo doomed.
You think we will be worse off then Katrina? I don’t think so. The federal and state government of all states involved are on top of this. I am actually quite proud of how much they are taking this seriously. I think a lot of lessons were learned by Katrina.
“We didn’t realize how bad it was.”
You really should have had an Onion/satire tag on this.
Because there’s no way on earth it’s a serious article.
"Okay, enough with the flooding projections. I want to know if my Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday tee times at Andrews are in jeopardy. Can't you people keep your priorities straight? Do I have to think of everything!?"
I’m seeing gusts up to the high 50’s. I don’t have TV so, maybe FOX is right. But I can’t find it. The sustained winds, aren’t showing 85. If there are any, where are they?
Suffolk, VA, currently just above the eye—
Roanoke Rapids, to the west of the eye—
Richmond, VA, North—
Headline from Drudge:
“Scientist mocks: Phony “hurricane” coming on shore with 33mph winds”.
nice pink microphone, baracky.
Obviously Obama turns in yet another tour-de-FARCE showing - attending a meeting where he is obviously the least knowledgeable, least experienced, and least likely leader in the room.
Latest NOAA advisory:
“MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...”
Please, what a joke. This guy has no leadership ability and could not command an tire inner tube in a calm lake.
well, he's got to decide which districts get the FEMA money, which ones get martial law.
ROFLOL, good pic!
ABOUT 50 MI...80 KM SSE OF NORFOLK VIRGINIA
ABOUT 340 MI...545 KM SSW OF NEW YORK CITY
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...130 KM/H
That’s Kitty Hawk NC—
Feels Like: 75°
Wind Chill: 75° Ceiling: 1500
Heat Index: 75° Visibility: 0.75mi
Dew Point: 72° Wind: 58mph
Humidity: 89% Direction: 190° (S)
Pressure: 28.35” Gusts: 74mph
Report Text: KMQI 272035Z AUTO 19050G64KT 3/4SM
Closer- but no cigar, gusting to 74mph. That is not a sustained wind of 80MPH. Propaganda anyone?
Barky is a clueless wonder, probably making himself a nuisance and getting in the way of people who are trying to do their jobs.
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