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Obama takes charge at hurricane command center
AFP ^ | Aug. 27, 2011

Posted on 08/27/2011 1:19:01 PM PDT by PROCON

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama on Saturday personally led his government’s 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 Agency’s (FEMA) headquarters in Washington, and then held a video conference with federal and state officials.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: black; fema; hurricaneirene; irene; mediabias; nrcc; obama; photoop; presidentdowngrade; propaganda
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To: PROCON

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”.


51 posted on 08/27/2011 1:38:59 PM PDT by kempster
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To: PROCON

What a MAN! Take that you shirtless Putin!


52 posted on 08/27/2011 1:38:59 PM PDT by fatfertile
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To: PROCON

His internal polls must be really bad for him to do this.


53 posted on 08/27/2011 1:39:06 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Brilliant
Obama to the rescue!!!


54 posted on 08/27/2011 1:39:19 PM PDT by PROCON (My Passion for FREEDOM is Stronger Than That of Democrats Whose Obsession is to Enslave Me.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

It was disgusting watching Cuomo’s press conference suurrounded by US troops. He was trying to make his 2016 presidential candidacy debut.


55 posted on 08/27/2011 1:39:27 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: PROCON
Looks like Obama has a ' Bay of Pigs ' 'I'm in charge' moment in his lap here ..

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


56 posted on 08/27/2011 1:40:00 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: PROCON

His internal polls must be really bad for him to do this.


57 posted on 08/27/2011 1:40:04 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: eens

Think about all the federal money thats going to be passed out to buy votes....errr be used for emergency aid.


58 posted on 08/27/2011 1:40:36 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: PROCON

HALLELUJAH, WE’RE SAVED!!!!


59 posted on 08/27/2011 1:41:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: fatfertile

60 posted on 08/27/2011 1:41:34 PM PDT by Errant
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To: PROCON

“Obama takes charge at hurricane command center”

A Saturday Night Live skit in the making.


61 posted on 08/27/2011 1:41:40 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Jvette
God help us is right. I would like to be a fly on the wall and hear his ridiculous prattle. HooRah!
62 posted on 08/27/2011 1:42:07 PM PDT by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 81)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
What would Jimmy Carter do?


63 posted on 08/27/2011 1:42:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: PROCON

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?


64 posted on 08/27/2011 1:42:50 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: PROCON
NEVER let a crisis go to waste...
65 posted on 08/27/2011 1:43:22 PM PDT by Errant
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To: PROCON

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.


66 posted on 08/27/2011 1:46:33 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: NormsRevenge

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...”


67 posted on 08/27/2011 1:46:34 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Barry, eat your own damn peas.)
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To: GeronL

>> distraction?

Campaign photo-op.

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...


68 posted on 08/27/2011 1:46:48 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: willibeaux

If I was a fly on the wall, I’d buzz right on over and sh!t all over his fake grey hair.


69 posted on 08/27/2011 1:47:17 PM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: NormsRevenge

He looks quite thin.

Fasting for Ramadan...


70 posted on 08/27/2011 1:48:09 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: Domandred

It’s not even a Cat 1. I checked the weather in various city’s in North Carolina this morning, using Intellicast. Most of the reported winds where in the 30’sto 40’s. What a whopper... For Obama, this is a Category 4 to 5. Can’t let a crisis go to waste, even a made up one.

Current winds—
http://www.intellicast.com/National/Wind/Current.aspx

Expected wind gusts, scroll down—
http://www.accuweather.com/maps-forecast.asp


71 posted on 08/27/2011 1:48:59 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (Be strong in truth!)
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To: PROCON

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.


72 posted on 08/27/2011 1:50:49 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: foundedonpurpose

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. :)


73 posted on 08/27/2011 1:52:50 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: PROCON

This is how a real leader acts when the citizens are in danger! Not like George Bush did when Katrina hit New Orleans! (S)


74 posted on 08/27/2011 1:55:57 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (I've been dipping into my jar full of Hope & Change just to buy gas!!)
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To: PROCON
This is the crisis zero needs to declare martial law from the carolinas to Maine. This is what he needs to confiscate citizens guns orchestrated by fema.
75 posted on 08/27/2011 1:56:53 PM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: Walmartian

“Just great. Now TSA is involved.”

What are They going to do? Frisk and X-ray Irene as she passes by.


76 posted on 08/27/2011 1:57:14 PM PDT by radioone (Don't let the media pick our nominee. "Palin 2012")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

ice cream withdrawals..?


77 posted on 08/27/2011 1:57:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: PROCON

Oh please..so very presidential!


78 posted on 08/27/2011 1:58:15 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: CaptainPhilFan

the key word is APPEAR...


79 posted on 08/27/2011 2:01:08 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: PROCON

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.


80 posted on 08/27/2011 2:01:08 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: bgill

We’re 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.


81 posted on 08/27/2011 2:04:15 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: mainepatsfan

“We didn’t realize how bad it was.”


82 posted on 08/27/2011 2:04:47 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: PROCON

You really should have had an Onion/satire tag on this.

Because there’s no way on earth it’s a serious article.

/s


83 posted on 08/27/2011 2:06:25 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: NormsRevenge

"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!?"

84 posted on 08/27/2011 2:06:45 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: PROCON

85 posted on 08/27/2011 2:06:55 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

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—
http://www.intellicast.com/Local/Weather.aspx?location=USVA0745

Roanoke Rapids, to the west of the eye—
http://www.intellicast.com/Local/Weather.aspx?location=USNC0573

Richmond, VA, North—
http://www.intellicast.com/Local/Weather.aspx?location=USVA0652


86 posted on 08/27/2011 2:07:50 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (Be strong in truth!)
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To: foundedonpurpose

Headline from Drudge:

“Scientist mocks: Phony “hurricane” coming on shore with 33mph winds”.

http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2011/08/27/noaas-phony-hurricane-coming-on-shore-with-33-mph-winds/


87 posted on 08/27/2011 2:09:57 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: PROCON
I wanne be in control!


88 posted on 08/27/2011 2:13:18 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: USNBandit

nice pink microphone, baracky.


89 posted on 08/27/2011 2:15:35 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: PROCON
“You guys are doing a great job obviously,” Obama told a group in the command center. “This is obviously going to be a touch and go.”

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.

90 posted on 08/27/2011 2:17:02 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Thanx


91 posted on 08/27/2011 2:20:03 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (Be strong in truth!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

92 posted on 08/27/2011 2:21:07 PM PDT by PROCON (My Passion for FREEDOM is Stronger Than That of Democrats Whose Obsession is to Enslave Me.)
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To: foundedonpurpose

Latest NOAA advisory:

“MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...”

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT4+shtml/221302.shtml


93 posted on 08/27/2011 2:22:10 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: PROCON

Please, what a joke. This guy has no leadership ability and could not command an tire inner tube in a calm lake.


94 posted on 08/27/2011 2:22:52 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: Captain Peter Blood
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.

95 posted on 08/27/2011 2:24:19 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: PROCON
OK, someone had to do it!


96 posted on 08/27/2011 2:27:15 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

ROFLOL, good pic!


97 posted on 08/27/2011 2:28:26 PM PDT by PROCON (My Passion for FREEDOM is Stronger Than That of Democrats Whose Obsession is to Enslave Me.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

LOCATION...36.2N 76.0W
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—
http://www.intellicast.com/Local/Weather.aspx?location=USNC0362

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?


98 posted on 08/27/2011 2:35:26 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (Be strong in truth!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Barky is a clueless wonder, probably making himself a nuisance and getting in the way of people who are trying to do their jobs.


99 posted on 08/27/2011 2:35:57 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB61)
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To: PROCON
Obama at FEMA, “Let me be perfectly clear. I inherited these terrible atmospheric conditions from George W. Bush.”

Closed Captioning provided by cc2k.

100 posted on 08/27/2011 2:36:35 PM PDT by cc2k ( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
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