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"Monster" Colorado wildfire rages; Obama plans visit
Reuters ^ | June 27, 2012 | Keith Coffman

Posted on 06/27/2012 7:20:51 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

(Reuters) - Firefighters struggled on Wednesday to beat back a fiercely aggressive wildfire raging at the edge of Colorado Springs that has forced at least 35,000 people from their homes and was nipping at the edges of the U.S. Air Force Academy.

The so-called Waldo Canyon Fire, fanned by gusting winds, has gutted an unknown number of homes on the wooded fringes of Colorado's second-most populous city and prompted more evacuations as flames roared out of control for a fifth day.

President Barack Obama plans to pay a visit to the area on Friday to view the damage, the White House said.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: campaignprop; coloradofires; coloradosprings; obama; obamafirephotoop; obamaphotoop; photoop; waldocanyonfire
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1 posted on 06/27/2012 7:20:54 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

While nobama “visits”, will they ground all planes (including firefighting planes) to clear aitrspace for the King?


2 posted on 06/27/2012 7:22:49 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

yeah, it does sound like a colossally stupid time to do it, unless they land him outside the firefighting plane area and bus him in.


3 posted on 06/27/2012 7:24:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: hal ogen

According to my friend who is an air traffic controller in San Jose - yes.


4 posted on 06/27/2012 7:24:39 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’ll gain no votes there.

This is a very conservative area.


5 posted on 06/27/2012 7:24:57 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama is bring $100B to Colorado to help this devastated are. Oh, look! Here he is:


6 posted on 06/27/2012 7:24:57 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: HiTech RedNeck

As long as the SOB sits in the back of the bus i got no problem with it


7 posted on 06/27/2012 7:25:59 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: hal ogen

Will they confiscate all the forks, too?


8 posted on 06/27/2012 7:27:27 PM PDT by Salamander (I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name.)
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To: unkus

It’s theater for the benefit of liberals elsewhere. And it’s stupid, if in any way it hinders the fire fighting effort. Ya think George W. Bush would ever have set up such a photo op? I’d just call it crazy if it wasn’t so potentially dangerous.

Of course now, what if he and Biden both go and AF1 falls in the flames. We get President Boehnless Chicken?!?


9 posted on 06/27/2012 7:27:33 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: unkus

Actually it is not.
Boulder, Denver, Vail an Aspen are liberal - that’s where the largest populations are. Or I should say the districts are drawn to give dems the advantage.
Douglas and Arapaho Counties are more conservative.
BHO won the state by about 8% in 2008.


10 posted on 06/27/2012 7:29:20 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We may have this all wrong. He could be heading to Cheyenne Mountain and the NORAD Bunker.


11 posted on 06/27/2012 7:30:27 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Doesn’t matter how obozo gets there. 30 miles around the President period. Looks like the firefighting plane will be grounded for the @$$(.)


12 posted on 06/27/2012 7:32:38 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is he calling it a campaign stop?


13 posted on 06/27/2012 7:32:56 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the StatistI)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Obama is bring[ing] $100B to Colorado to help this devastated are[a].

But, word is he is not bringing $100B in dollars; no, he is providing relief in the form of $100B in matches and lighter fluid.

14 posted on 06/27/2012 7:33:23 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Let him go to some liberal area of Colorado and put them in the danger.


15 posted on 06/27/2012 7:33:52 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: svcw

From the daily Caller: Most Conservative Counties in the U.S.

18. El Paso County, Colo.
Largest city: Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is the right-wing stronghold of Colorado. The Air Force Academy and NORAD are based in the county. About 19 percent of the population are civilian veterans, one of the highest rates in the nation. The other conservative influences are social: Focus on the Family is located in Colorado Springs, as are many other parachurch organizations. Colorado Springs was named by Money Magazine as the best big city to live in 2006.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/03/19/americas-top-20-conservative-friendly-counties/#ixzz1z3G0zKBH


16 posted on 06/27/2012 7:36:10 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I once lived for a short time in Woodland Park, many years ago. The house I rented had a lovely view of Pike’s Peak. Wonder if it’s still there...


17 posted on 06/27/2012 7:38:03 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Liberty. What a concept. TomHoefling.com)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

He’s probably thinking which of the 57 states he’s in.


18 posted on 06/27/2012 7:38:55 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

reuter rooter bah. not as bad as abc news with diane sawyer.
tonight she asked how close the fire is to the city center. 3-4 miles wanting the stupid people who get their news from the alphabet networks to think the fire could engulf the city.
channel 7 thedenverchannel.com has been overriding national programs to bring clear, concise, professional reporting of the 3 main front range fires. no hype, no bs speculation no mention of any danger to downtown and no saying the same crap every 30 minutes like fox, cnn weather channel.
bho should have been here last night and flown over the fire with the governor. he would have seen what his afterlife residence is going to look like.


19 posted on 06/27/2012 7:41:43 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If I were Hickenlooper, I would tell Obama to find something else to do. Unless he wants to bring in an army of people willing to work to undo the damage he and his party have done to the mountain West over the past several decades, he needs to stay wherever he is and shut up.


20 posted on 06/27/2012 7:44:44 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: unkus

And yet BHO still won Colorado in 2008.


21 posted on 06/27/2012 7:47:09 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

Yep.


22 posted on 06/27/2012 7:48:26 PM PDT by unkus
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To: US_MilitaryRules; Colorado Cowgirl

Most likely a fly over on the way to a California fund raiser. Just a publicity stunt but it’ll be disruptive nonetheless.


23 posted on 06/27/2012 7:50:34 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: elkfersupper

Think Dear Leader has the strength to start a chain saw or the ability to have water hit him without melting? He won’t be helping.


24 posted on 06/27/2012 7:53:09 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: hal ogen

You got that right. He can’t appear uninterested.
What’s he gonna do, spit on it? Blame Bush?

These fires would be more controllable if 0blaba worked
on getting the EPA out of the forest.

You know, actually did something right.


25 posted on 06/27/2012 7:54:05 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (54,000,000 0bama's people on welfare and food stamps?)
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To: elkfersupper

Hickenlooper is a total bozo he hasn’t even requested a declaration of a disaster area for the state and he thinks Obama is so cool the moment he sets food on Colorado ground .... poof... the fires will all go out.....


26 posted on 06/27/2012 7:54:40 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: bravo whiskey
bho should have been here last night and flown over the fire with the governor. he would have seen what his afterlife residence is going to look like.

LoL.

27 posted on 06/27/2012 7:54:46 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: BIGLOOK
Most likely a fly over on the way to a California fund raiser. Just a publicity stunt but it’ll be disruptive nonetheless.

with the plane carrying a banner requesting money and a number to call with credit card ready.

28 posted on 06/27/2012 7:57:00 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (54,000,000 0bama's people on welfare and food stamps?)
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To: unkus

“This is a very conservative area.”

I grew up in this area and it was a conservative right to work state. Then the liberals, environmentalist, hippies and wacos moved in and took over. The state is now very liberal in the urban areas and will go Obama in November.


29 posted on 06/27/2012 7:57:46 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Steamburg

Or a fund raiser with the Hollyweird elite in Vail or Aspen.


30 posted on 06/27/2012 8:00:25 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk
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To: Breto

We’ll see but I’m afraid you’re probably right.

I’m in S W Colo. (La Plata County) and 0bama is losing ground here.


31 posted on 06/27/2012 8:01:35 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Breto

Same thing has been happening to Texas over the past 15 years or so. This also used to be a great state, but now is getting close to a take over by the Progressives, hippies (Austin, TX), queers (Dallas, Houston, Austin), feminists, marixist supporters, etc, etc, etc....


32 posted on 06/27/2012 8:02:52 PM PDT by I_Publius
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To: US_MilitaryRules
So unless he flies into Denver and caravans down he and his photo-op will negatively impact the firefighting effort. Of course, even if he does that it probably impacts the High Park fire. Thanks for nothing hussein, stay the {expletive} away.
33 posted on 06/27/2012 8:09:08 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Great, everywhere he goes disaster follows. What happens when he visits a disaster already happening?


34 posted on 06/27/2012 8:10:43 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Steamburg
Obama takes the advice from his former tutu wearing WH Chief of Staff:


Rahm Emanuel, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste"


"DENVER — President 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.

The President called Gov. John Hickenlooper and Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach on Friday to be updated on the fires burning across the state and to inform them of his plan to visit the fire lines Friday, the White House confirmed.

“The President reiterated his administration’s focus, through the US Forest Service as well as the Department of Interior and FEMA, on continuing to bring all resources to bear to assist local responders in Colorado and a number of Western States currently being impacted by fires,” according to the White House...."

http://kdvr.com/2012/06/27/president-obama-to-tour-waldo-canyon-fire-friday/

35 posted on 06/27/2012 8:11:00 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lost your house in the Waldo Canyon Fire? Instead of rebuilding your dreary old shack, do something that will go a little further: donate the money you were planning to use for rebuilding to Obama for America. We'll provide you with Section 8 housing and we're running a special on Food Stamps this week, so you don't have to concern yourself about food or shelter.
36 posted on 06/27/2012 8:11:21 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ClearCase_guy

Some men just want to watch the world burn.


38 posted on 06/27/2012 8:14:10 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Obviously you’ve never lit a fart.


39 posted on 06/27/2012 8:15:11 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: svcw; Free ThinkerNY
While nobama “visits”, will they ground all planes (including firefighting planes) to clear aitrspace for the King?

According to my friend who is an air traffic controller in San Jose - yes

Damn is there no end to this?

40 posted on 06/27/2012 8:16:49 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe it’s fitting he’s going to see raging fires then, as Obamacare will be going down in flames tomorrow.


41 posted on 06/27/2012 8:16:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: DuncanWaring

I thought about it later after I typed it, but think of it more as a high pressure fuel vapor bomb, sucks all the air out of the surrounding atmosphere and you suffocate. Because it’s going to be coming out of those big ol’ butt cheeks very, very fast.


42 posted on 06/27/2012 8:19:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Unless Air Farce Zero is prepared to perform low level water drops, I don’t think his skinny butt flying in here and grounding fire fighting flights is going to go over so well.

Every time the President’s plane flies there is a 30 mile TFR put up around it.


43 posted on 06/27/2012 8:20:20 PM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: Irish Eyes

I just do not know.
I have decided fight or drink or drink while fighting, no matter what I am sickened.
It just makes me weep.


44 posted on 06/27/2012 8:21:40 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another disaster visits Colorado.


45 posted on 06/27/2012 8:23:08 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: hal ogen

I do not know Colorado very well, is the fire in a conservative area of the state or a liberal part? It all comes down to politics with obama


46 posted on 06/27/2012 8:23:08 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Irish Eyes

See Post 16.


47 posted on 06/27/2012 8:25:52 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: depressed in 06

Maybe George Clooney or Fat Al Sharpton will show up. Bad things often happen in threes.


48 posted on 06/27/2012 8:25:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: hal ogen

Haven’t we suffered enough in Colorado?


49 posted on 06/27/2012 8:28:08 PM PDT by Mom MD (T he country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What? You mean there isn’t already enough hot air in the region?


50 posted on 06/27/2012 8:32:06 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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