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President Obama to tour Waldo Canyon Fire Friday
fox 31 Denver ^ | June 27, 2012 | Eli Stokols

Posted on 06/27/2012 1:58:59 PM PDT by george76

Barack Obama will fly to Colorado Springs Friday to tour the scene of the Waldo Canyon Fire, which continues to ravage homes and forest on the edge of Colorado’s second most populous city.

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Politically, the fire offers Obama a chance to be on the ground in a key swing state assuming the responsibilities of actually being President.

Further, with the Supreme Court set to issue its ruling on the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, traveling to the fire lines on Friday offers the President an opportunity to attempt to turn the page should the Court rule part or all of his landmark healthcare law to be unconstitutional.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: agenda21; barackobama; barkbeetles; beetles; coloradofires; coloradosprings; fire; fires; greenreligion; obama; obamafirephotoop; obamaphotoop; pinebeetles; treekilling; unagenda21; usafa; waldo; waldocanyon; wildfires; wildlandfires

1 posted on 06/27/2012 1:59:05 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Yeah,
Like these firefighters and police don’t have enough to deal with without this baboso coming in for a photo opp.


2 posted on 06/27/2012 2:01:03 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: george76

The fool will be in one of the most conservative strongholds of the state.


3 posted on 06/27/2012 2:03:12 PM PDT by unkus
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To: george76

Probably a fundraiser.


4 posted on 06/27/2012 2:03:51 PM PDT by Huskrrrr ( the will)
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To: Carry_Okie; GSWarrior; donna

Wonder if the fire fighting airplanes are grounded while AF One is sight seeing on the way to the next fund raising campaign cash event ?


5 posted on 06/27/2012 2:04:14 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
This....is....a....bad....thing...must ....not....say...goofy....stuff.....drat!

Where's Waldo?

6 posted on 06/27/2012 2:04:50 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: george76

He’s likely to look around at the smoke and flames and say, “Not done yet.”


7 posted on 06/27/2012 2:05:41 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Obama hates Mexicans (Fast and Furious))
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To: george76

We don’t need his stinkin’, photo op, useless butt in our State. He can look at pictures on the internet.


8 posted on 06/27/2012 2:07:00 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Joe Boucher; RandallFlagg; Grampa Dave

He’s going to ask the victims to donate their insurance money to his campaign?


9 posted on 06/27/2012 2:08:24 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

You ask a very good question george76, I’ll ask AOPA and try to get back to ya.


10 posted on 06/27/2012 2:10:04 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: beaversmom

Obama Bureaucrats Are Fueling Wildfires.

former Forest Service official and bomber pilot Tony Kern ... “You need to have the airplanes available now.” Veteran wildland firefighter Bill Gabbert... “The USFS should have awarded contracts for at least 20 additional air tankers, not seven.”

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/303330/obama-bureaucrats-are-fueling-wildfires-michelle-malkin?pg=1


11 posted on 06/27/2012 2:13:16 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Joe Boucher

thanks


12 posted on 06/27/2012 2:15:02 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

I would expect him to try to sell some of the donated food for the campaign.

This idiot needs to stay home until the fire is out. There are to many brave and selfless people here working the fire lines. We don’t need 0bozo here screwing up the logistics of the situation. Besides, I don’t want to hear him say that junior should empty out his piggy bank for the “Forward” cause.


13 posted on 06/27/2012 2:17:38 PM PDT by JoeVet (First rule of holes ... when you find yourself standing in one - stop digging ... unless ur a Dim)
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To: george76

Where’s Waldo? (pretty sure I’m late)...


14 posted on 06/27/2012 2:20:48 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: george76
0bama to firefighters: “Got marshmallows?”
15 posted on 06/27/2012 2:26:22 PM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: george76

Does it have a golf course ?


16 posted on 06/27/2012 2:28:48 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: george76

On foot, alone?


17 posted on 06/27/2012 2:33:59 PM PDT by MortMan (Laughter is the best medicine, especially when ridiculing your enemies.)
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To: george76

The state has been burning for days. He jetted off to at least two fund raisers during that time.


18 posted on 06/27/2012 2:38:15 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: george76

The state has been burning for days. He jetted off to at least two fund raisers during that time.


19 posted on 06/27/2012 2:39:24 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: jersey117

Tree-killing bark beetles decimated 550,000 acres of forests in Colorado and Wyoming last year, bringing the total area ravaged by the insects in both states to 4 million acres since 1996, the U.S. Forest Service said on Sunday.

“The significance is that the trajectory is moving north and east into more visible and populated areas,” Janelle Smith, spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service, told Reuters.

Federal and state foresters just released their annual aerial survey of impacted lands across the two Rocky Mountain states. The main culprit is the mountain pine beetle responsible for infesting 400,000 acres in Colorado and southern Wyoming.

The burrowing insects are moving into ponderosa pine forests from lodgepole pine stands along the Continental Divide, Smith said.

The spruce beetle, more active in southern Colorado, attacked an additional 150,000 acres in 2010, the report noted.

The 4-million-acre combined tally accounts for less than a quarter of the estimated 17.5 million acres of trees attacked by bark beetles across the interior American West as a whole, including Idaho, Montana, Utah and New Mexico, since the 1990s, the Forest Service said.


20 posted on 06/27/2012 2:46:06 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: george76

In between raking in millions of dollars for his election, and golfing this smug ass is now going to pretend like he gives a damn about the hundreds of people who have lost their homes.

He sucks.


21 posted on 06/27/2012 2:48:47 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: george76

In between raking in millions of dollars for his election, and golfing this smug ass is now going to pretend like he gives a damn about the hundreds of people who have lost their homes.

He sucks.


22 posted on 06/27/2012 2:50:50 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: george76

What they really need is to have Gore schedule a global warming emergency speech in Boulder. The heat wave would be certain to break.


23 posted on 06/27/2012 3:12:56 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Vendome

24 posted on 06/27/2012 3:23:35 PM PDT by bgill
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To: george76
Colorado has another forest fire burning in an area immediately north of Grand Junction. This one just cranked up in the last couple of hours ... smoke is visible over the Bookcliffs that run east-west just north of GJ.
25 posted on 06/27/2012 3:24:42 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: george76

I bet it grounds all the tanker flights due to AirFarce Zero being in the air. What a dipsh*t he is!


26 posted on 06/27/2012 3:26:48 PM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: george76
Colorado has another forest fire burning in an area immediately north of Grand Junction. This one just cranked up in the last couple of hours ... smoke is visible over the Bookcliffs that run east-west just north of GJ.
27 posted on 06/27/2012 3:27:24 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: bgill

Sweet!


28 posted on 06/27/2012 3:28:22 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: george76

In fact, he’s auctioning off the opportunity to fly on the plan with him to gullible supporters. /sarcasm


29 posted on 06/27/2012 3:28:47 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: bgill

Sweet!


30 posted on 06/27/2012 3:28:51 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: george76

Sorry to threadjack, however, does anyone know where Obama is today? Hubby just got home and was telling me that the rumor is that he is going to visit the Joliet Cat plant to rub elbows with the striking union workers. I thought it was unlikely, but he does need to shore up his standing with the unions, so I suppose it is possible.


31 posted on 06/27/2012 3:30:32 PM PDT by Ann de IL
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To: CodeToad

apologoze for the language in advance, but I am looking at the Waldo smoke cloud...

Obama’s environazi allies set the conditions for this fire by refusing to allow roads that might “hurt the forest”

then his fool minions cancelled the normal contract for aerial tankers with a private company

Mr President - STAY THE HELL OUT OF COLORADO!!


32 posted on 06/27/2012 3:40:38 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: george76

he didn’t bother to show his mug at other national disasters, now he starts to show up at them?


33 posted on 06/27/2012 3:41:14 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: redlegplanner

“Obama’s environazi allies set the conditions for this fire by refusing to allow roads that might “hurt the forest”

then his fool minions cancelled the normal contract for aerial tankers with a private company”

Hate to say this but this fire is because conditions are so extremely dry that everything that usually never burns is burning. This has nothing to do with lack of controlled burns, roads, logging, nothing except 6% average humidity and no rain and very little snow this past winter. It is simply because everything is dry.

As far as tankers, we’ve got tankers, lots and lots of tankers. In fact, the skies are busy with tankers. We even have thousands of firefighters. As the governor said, Colorado is getting everything they ask for and more but things are simply so dry that every breeze pushes the fire further out.

I’ve lived here for 25 years and have never seen this dry of conditions.


34 posted on 06/27/2012 4:00:14 PM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: BluH2o

Not good!


35 posted on 06/27/2012 4:29:35 PM PDT by JimSp
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To: IrishPennant

I was gonna ask, not to belittle in any way this terrible (and ongoing) tragedy, but wouldn’t Waldo Canyon be really hard to find?


36 posted on 06/28/2012 11:07:57 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: george76
For those who live in Colorado Springs or who have loved ones there, here is a picture of the Mountain Shadows neighborhood showing which houses are still standing and which are gone.
37 posted on 06/28/2012 1:40:53 PM PDT by Aunt Polgara
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To: CodeToad

sorry - I throw the BS flag. Have you seen them scramble to bulldoze a road thru the forest by greem mountain falls? This is the type of action that should have been done years ago but was fought by the envirowacks.

You are correct - it is dry. Howwever, the answer is to cut the dead tress, particularly the beetle kill in the NW part of the state, before the burn and destroy the topsoil. Give the wood away to the pellet manufacturers and let them take care of the problem pro actively.


38 posted on 06/29/2012 12:02:53 PM PDT by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: redlegplanner

A road? You think a road would stop that fire? I call BS that you know forest fires. They jumps roads like I jump a crack in the sidewalk. Also, there is very little beetlekill in these fire areas. We’re talking green trees so dry they are blow torches when caught on fire.

I sat and WACTHED the fire run down a near vertical mountain face and burn hundreds of homes. Watched it. No enviro-weenie stopped us from doing anything that could have protected those homes. At some point you have to stop blaming everyone else for mother nature. Liberals blame humans for everything but then so are you.


39 posted on 06/29/2012 12:22:13 PM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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