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Obama insured against crocodiles in Australia
AFP ^ | Nov.15, 2011

Posted on 11/15/2011 11:40:43 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY

President Barack Obama is expected to receive a warm welcome in Australia Wednesday, but just in case the reception is wilder than expected a firm has offered him insurance against crocodiles.

Obama will be the fifth president to visit close ally Australia, and his flying two-day visit will take in the staid capital Canberra as well as the Northern Territory town of Darwin, in the heart of "Crocodile Dundee" country.

Local firm TIO has snapped up the opportunity to insure the high-profile visitor, issuing a him with a Crocodile Attack Insurance policy which will pay out Aus$50,000 (US$50,870) if the president is fatally attacked by a reptile.

"It's a unique product for a unique environment and we're excited to be issuing one of these policies for Obama as a memento of his time in the Territory," chief executive Richard Harding said.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: attack; crocodile; insurance; obama

1 posted on 11/15/2011 11:40:45 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder if he’ll claim Australia is an Asian nation in a speech like he did about Hawaii.


2 posted on 11/15/2011 11:42:43 AM PST by tsowellfan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Do they know something ?


3 posted on 11/15/2011 11:42:53 AM PST by molson209
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hope the policy ends up covering him as advertised...


4 posted on 11/15/2011 11:43:52 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Crocodiles consider Kenyans a delicacy? Didn't see that on Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.
5 posted on 11/15/2011 11:44:29 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: molson209

After the ever popular? snakes on planes, why not crocodiles. It makes about as much sense.


6 posted on 11/15/2011 11:44:43 AM PST by meatloaf (It's time to push back against out of control government.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Note to Australian crocodiles: Tastes like chicken.


7 posted on 11/15/2011 11:45:26 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: Navy Patriot

ROFLMAO!


8 posted on 11/15/2011 11:48:46 AM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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To: Navy Patriot; P8riot
ROFLMAO!

Ditto. (I knew there just had to be a joke in there somewhere!)

9 posted on 11/15/2011 11:50:44 AM PST by glennaro
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To: P8riot

I thought we could use a little humor today.


10 posted on 11/15/2011 11:51:09 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Even me no so stoopid to want to taste a Barack"


11 posted on 11/15/2011 11:54:15 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If it was me, I’d get the Dingo Rider...just to be safe.


12 posted on 11/15/2011 11:56:14 AM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Guess he should take out polar bear insurance when he goes to Alaska. Crap. That’s right. There’s no polar bears left. They all drowned trying to swim to the snack bar when they went to see Gore’s movie. Popcorn....it’s truly deadly.


13 posted on 11/15/2011 12:12:30 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Navy Patriot
From one Navy P8riot to another

BRAVO ZULU!!!!

14 posted on 11/15/2011 12:15:19 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
if the president is fatally attacked by a reptile.

We should be so lucky.

15 posted on 11/15/2011 12:17:27 PM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wish someone would have offered obama insurance in 2008.


16 posted on 11/15/2011 12:22:38 PM PST by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a second party)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Too good to be true.....


17 posted on 11/15/2011 12:24:31 PM PST by geege
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To: Free ThinkerNY

-PJ

18 posted on 11/15/2011 12:25:54 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Someone needs to tell 0 bummer that crocodiles can’t read insurance policies.


19 posted on 11/15/2011 12:41:10 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama is i greater danger of a Moose attack than a roc attack.

Moose, as in “Moosechelle”.

;-)


20 posted on 11/15/2011 12:41:13 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Navy Patriot

“Note to Australian crocodiles: Tastes like chicken.”

Certainly should, given the number of times Obama voted Present via the “chicken button”


21 posted on 11/15/2011 12:42:55 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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22 posted on 11/15/2011 12:55:49 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They ONLY insured his crocodile MOUTH. His parakeet ass is still fair game.


23 posted on 11/15/2011 1:41:58 PM PST by Dick Bachert (And we all move a step closer to the One World Utopia -- where all but a few will be slaves.)
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Local firm TIO has snapped up the opportunity to insure the high-profile visitor, issuing a him with a Crocodile Attack Insurance policy which will pay out Aus$50,000 (US$50,870) if the president is fatally attacked by a reptile.

With his vast economic experience in the catastrophic loss industry, I'm sure Pres--ent Obambi paid no less than $50,871 for this cover. On the other hand, if one of his contributors is the broker/reinsurer, he probably paid $500 million for it.

Having said that, Pres--ent Obambi IS an expert in catastrophic loss, witness exhibit A, the U.S. economy.

24 posted on 11/15/2011 1:52:37 PM PST by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: GladesGuru
Certainly should, given the number of times Obama voted Present via the “chicken button”

I must admit I considered the colloquial usage of "chicken" as well.

25 posted on 11/15/2011 2:42:47 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: SparkyBass

Love that “Pearls”.


26 posted on 11/15/2011 2:45:20 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: Navy Patriot

We can all hope Obama becomes a “fried chicken” at the next election.

:-)


27 posted on 11/15/2011 7:52:33 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

28 posted on 11/15/2011 11:03:08 PM PST by clearcarbon
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