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Unexpected Detour: Marine One Forced to Land
abc news ^ | 09/02/2011 | abc

Posted on 09/02/2011 1:50:30 PM PDT by milwguy

Edited on 09/02/2011 2:19:41 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

In a highly unusual maneuver, President Obama’s 30 minute flight to the Presidential mountain retreat at Camp David this afternoon was diverted to an undisclosed landing somewhere in the Washington area and a motorcade assembled to drive him to

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White House press secretary Jay Carney tells ABC News a “bad weather call” was made before the President and his younger daughter Sasha even boarded the aircraft...............Where are Michelle and Malia???? Taking a separate vacation?? Of course the sycophant MSM is too dense to pick up on the obvious point...
1 posted on 09/02/2011 1:50:33 PM PDT by milwguy
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To: milwguy

At this point I just call her “Imelda”.


2 posted on 09/02/2011 1:52:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: milwguy

I am glad they are safe.
The last thing we need is for this guy to become a martyr of sorts.


3 posted on 09/02/2011 1:52:47 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: milwguy
Hmm perhaps it was a ruse and obama is instead spending the weekend with soros at a undisclosed location?

just a conspiracy theory for the long weekend.

4 posted on 09/02/2011 1:53:07 PM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: milwguy
It remains unexplained why the President would be allowed to board Marine One knowing that the landing site on the mountain was experiencing weather making a landing difficult

Not hard to explain, the a-hole in chief over rode what ever authority told him it was unsafe and then at the last minute, self same a-hole chickened out.

5 posted on 09/02/2011 1:54:14 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: milwguy
was diverted to an undisclosed landing somewhere in the Washington area

Probably nothing more than Zero looked down and saw some dude selling cigarettes out of the back of his van and had to get him some.

6 posted on 09/02/2011 1:54:52 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: milwguy

Malia is old enough to have a life. She probably has a social obligation, soccer tournament, or some such thing.


7 posted on 09/02/2011 1:56:44 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: milwguy

Another check on the list...


8 posted on 09/02/2011 1:56:47 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: cripplecreek
Dumbazz probably just wanted to stop for ice cream.
9 posted on 09/02/2011 1:57:18 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: Meet the New Boss

As anyone who has ever fought the good fight against the tobacco plant (and won) can tell you, that is probably a very correct estimation!


10 posted on 09/02/2011 1:57:41 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: milwguy

should have taken the bus


11 posted on 09/02/2011 1:58:15 PM PDT by molson209
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To: milwguy

Saw a Ice Cream vendor truck on the way?...........


12 posted on 09/02/2011 2:00:01 PM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: milwguy

Is anybody focused on doing things properly in this administration?


13 posted on 09/02/2011 2:00:55 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: milwguy

Something is VERY fishy. If the weather at Camp David was bad why would the helo ‘ divert” to an undisloced location rather than back to the WH for a motorcade?

Why land at an undiscloseed site and then did they have to wait for a morotcade? if there was enough time for a motorcade to get to an undisclosed location there was enough time to go back to teh WH where the motoracde was.
I know we don’t have ‘ morotcades sitting all around at ‘ undisclosed sites just waiting for the POTUS to land

very fishy
and if MSM doesn’t ask questions they are fools
oh wait, redundant


14 posted on 09/02/2011 2:01:44 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: milwguy

Quick stop at Georgetown Cupcakes?


15 posted on 09/02/2011 2:04:03 PM PDT by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: milwguy

Soros cash pick up


16 posted on 09/02/2011 2:05:53 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Obama is bad luck for the US.)
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To: milwguy

They were worried that Tele would get hurt, he probably took it along to practice his unimpressive partial BS speech.


17 posted on 09/02/2011 2:07:35 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: RWGinger

Maybe his meds wore off and they had to get his shrink.


18 posted on 09/02/2011 2:08:20 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: milwguy

They pro’bly diverted for a Happy Meal and a Whooper with Killer Fries with milk shakes and they didn’t want their picture taken again.


19 posted on 09/02/2011 2:08:45 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: RWGinger

I suppose they might have a motorcade of sorts somewhere along the flight path to deal with sudden issues. That said, the more likely scenario is that Obammy need a secret meeting with his puppet master, or a representative of same.


20 posted on 09/02/2011 2:09:03 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: RWGinger

So many questions....so little curiosity in the MSM!

It’s kinda like the “quick trip” to the soccer game that wasn’t being played.


21 posted on 09/02/2011 2:19:28 PM PDT by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future!)
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To: VikingMom

meeting someone or collecting someone?


22 posted on 09/02/2011 2:20:51 PM PDT by sunmars
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Bad weather?

Checking radar...where?

Almanac only showing 0.01in of precip so far today for Thurmont?


23 posted on 09/02/2011 2:21:39 PM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: milwguy

” ( - - - News a “bad weather call” was made - - - . ) “

Jay Carney must be already on weekend vaycay as he left out the buzz word of the week, “ completely. “


24 posted on 09/02/2011 2:22:01 PM PDT by Graewoulf ( obamatrauma"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law.)
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“Something is VERY fishy. If the weather at Camp David was bad why would the helo ‘ divert” to an undisloced location rather than back to the WH for a motorcade?”

I agree. The story doesn't make sense.

I have been in Montgomery County MD all day and the weather has been almost perfect. It is clear and sunny with no wind or rain. What is this supposed weather problem?

I sense we are being lied to. Again.

25 posted on 09/02/2011 2:22:09 PM PDT by detective
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To: RWGinger

I understand that the weather event was reported to the pilots before they even left. Why would they even leave?

Why not just take a motorcade?

Seems a bit strange.


26 posted on 09/02/2011 2:24:15 PM PDT by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: detective
At the end of the article In Washington at the time Marine One took off, according to Accuweather.com, there was no precipitation across the entire region, including Camp David. Light winds blew from the southeast at 10mph with mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the middle 70′s.
27 posted on 09/02/2011 2:25:01 PM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: PDGearhead

No...they received alternate orders.

Now wondering if there was a threat.


28 posted on 09/02/2011 2:26:11 PM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: milwguy

They should have taken the Baraqqi Bus of Doom, LOL


29 posted on 09/02/2011 2:27:09 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: skimbell
Dumbazz probably just wanted to stop for ice cream.

I swear that was my very first thought after reading the headline...

30 posted on 09/02/2011 2:27:17 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: EBH

No photographers on motorcade. Wanted to avoid traffic in DC Friday evening of Labor Day?


31 posted on 09/02/2011 2:28:29 PM PDT by cajungirl
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To: detective

“I have been in Montgomery County MD all day and the weather has been almost perfect.”

Driving to Camp David seems like a strange thing to do on a Friday afternoon before a long weekend, when lots of people leave work early thereby increasing road congestion.


32 posted on 09/02/2011 2:32:23 PM PDT by Starboard
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I live halfway between the White House and Camp David. We see Marine One here very frequently.

It's a fine late-summer day here. Visibility at KFDK is 10 miles.

There's more to this story. As usual, someone is lying.

33 posted on 09/02/2011 2:33:15 PM PDT by RetroSexual
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markknoller Mark Knoller
There was no press with Pres Obama - and no White House photorapher either. If there are no pictures, does it mean it didn’t happen?
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CBS News has learned that Marine One landed in Frederick, MD, about 42 miles NW of DC, to switch to motorcade en route Camp David.
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Weather was not a problem at the WH as Marine One lifted off from the South Lawn today at 1230pm. twitpic.com/6f1c8r
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It suggests Secret Service was prepared at alternatie landing site with motorcade vehicles for Obama. He just doesn’t hail a cab.
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Spksmn Josh Earnest says a “bad weather call” was made just prior to Obama’s departure from the WH, though he took off just the same.
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Marine One landed at an alternative site outside D.C., and a motorcade took the Pres & daughter the rest of the way to Camp David.
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Due to bad weather, Pres. Obama’s Marine One flight to Camp David was diverted and he & daughter Sashsa motorcaded the rest of the way.


34 posted on 09/02/2011 2:34:25 PM PDT by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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edhenryTV Ed Henry
Turns out there’s bad weather around Camp David, so Marine One took President off-site to his motorcade and then he flew safely to CDavid
1 hour ago


35 posted on 09/02/2011 2:37:14 PM PDT by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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At camp David, Wookies get ticks and fleas


36 posted on 09/02/2011 2:40:41 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Rats carry plague)
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“there was no precipitation across the entire region, including Camp David. Light winds blew from the southeast at 10mph”

I noticed that in the article too. I have never heard of a situation where 10 mph winds and no precipitation caused a weather emergency that would require a helicopter to be diverted and require a motorcade.

The only explanation that makes sense is that we are being lied to.

37 posted on 09/02/2011 2:43:01 PM PDT by detective
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To: RummyChick

Sounds as though they stopped to motorcade because they picked up a visitor. Things being what they are, no doubt someone from the Muslim Brotherhood.


38 posted on 09/02/2011 2:43:13 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: RummyChick
Here's a link to the radar around Camp David. Beautiful day. Thurmont, MD
39 posted on 09/02/2011 2:44:09 PM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: milwguy

Probably had to stop and pick up Reggie Love.


40 posted on 09/02/2011 2:47:12 PM PDT by RedWhiteBlue (Mama tried)
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Given Øbama's narsicism. He knows there is bad weather at Camp David so he says to the minions in the motorcade you drive to Frederick and I'll take Marine One cuz damn if I'm gonna sit in traffic on my long vacation weekend.
41 posted on 09/02/2011 2:49:47 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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I understand that the weather event was reported to the pilots before they even left. Why would they even leave?

I would suspect that "bad weather call" is some sort of secret service code.

42 posted on 09/02/2011 2:54:18 PM PDT by DejaJude (Obama - in over his head and above his pay grade.)
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Weather at Camp David.

Rest Of This Afterno...Cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

Ideal for Obama golf all weekend.

President Obama stays at the Aspen Lodge when he is at Camp David. (WhiteHouse.gov)

43 posted on 09/02/2011 2:57:49 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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....or maybe he’s getting back together with Kal Penn and doesn’t want Reggie to know!

Anyway you call it, this is a bizarre story and the press will expend ZERO energy to find out what actually happened. Way back in the day, when I was a journalism major in college, we were taught to ask questions......a few spring to mind:

1) All weather reports from the area indicate a clear sunny day. What report did Marine One receive indicating otherwise?
2) Upon receiving such a report, why didn’t they just plan to drive the POTUS to Camp David?
3) Is it standard protocol to have motorcades waiting at various points along the flight route? If not, why did that happen this time?
4) Is there anyone accompanying Obama to Camp David? Was there anyone waiting with the motorcade when Marine One arrived?
5) Where are Mrs. Obama and Malia spending the Labor Day weekend?


44 posted on 09/02/2011 2:58:58 PM PDT by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future!)
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To: RWGinger

Also, the report on Drudge said that acuweather didn’t have any bad weather in sight at the time. Very weird.


45 posted on 09/02/2011 3:04:23 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: bert

I think BO and Wookie are having major problems. Just pure speculation on my part.


46 posted on 09/02/2011 3:06:43 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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I think BO and Wookie are having major problems. Just pure speculation on my part.

I have no definite knowledge either, as my info comes from the National Enquirer on supermarket checkout lines. But, a normal person married to either BO or the Wookie would have a hard time. So, is it easier for the two of them to be together, or even worse?

47 posted on 09/02/2011 3:14:28 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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ding, ding, ding, ding... we have a winner in the logic camp.

30 minute flight, why not just go back to where the support is instead of diverting to where there may be support and if there was support there why was it an unexpected diversion?

Camp David, Maryland. North of DC towards Gettysburg, Pa.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_David

Nope, no weather there this afternoon.

http://www.intellicast.com/national/radar/current.aspx?location=USDC0001&animate=true

Hmmmm? Could it be that moochie got pissed and wanted off the bus or was it something else?

I’m betting this presidency is in melt down.


48 posted on 09/02/2011 3:15:54 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: detective

Even ABC picked up on the weather angle; they checked with Accu-Weather, which reported mostly cloudy skies across the D.C. region at the time Marine One departed, with SE winds at 10 mph, and temps in the mid-70s. Not a thunderstorm on the radar, and (apparently) no reports of wind shear over the Maryland mountains.

I have two theories: first, Marine One experienced a major mechanical malfunction, forcing an emergency landing. Concern about other choppers in the fleet prevented Obama from taking another one on to Camp David. But that theory is obliterated if The One flew back to the White House to meet up with a motorcade.

Second theory: some sort of threat (real or perceived) along the route of flight. There is renewed concern about advanced MANPADS making their way into the hands of terrorists. The sighting of someone with an SA-24 along the flight path would be enough to force a change in plans.


49 posted on 09/02/2011 3:17:32 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook (uoted)
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To: ExNewsExSpook
Most likely Obama forgot his favorite outfit and had to return.

Or he left the training wheels for his bike at the W.H.

50 posted on 09/02/2011 3:22:35 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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