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    At NATO summit, Obama's ride is talk of the town

    Whoops, President Obama must have missed the memo on this one.

    While the Portuguese prime minister and the Portuguese president of the European Union’s executive commission are tooling around the NATO summit here in no-emission electric vehicles, Mr. Obama is fouling the Lisbon skies with his no-efficiency "Beast," the eight-ton, diesel-fueled behemoth of a limousine the president carts around the world with him.



    Obama is expected to discuss climate change and a common US-Europe approach to it when he takes part in a US-European Union (EU) summit after the NATO meeting on Saturday. But in the meantime, the Portuguese capital is being treated to a jarring dichotomy: the polluting "leader of the free world," on one hand, lumbering across town in the Beast with a phalanx of black Secret Service vehicles and Portuguese police motorcycles in tow; and the Europeans zipping around in smart electric vehicles, on the other.

    At NATO summit, Obama's ride is talk of the town - CSMonitor.com

    Practice what you preach? Certainly not....


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    Re: At NATO summit, Obama's ride is talk of the town

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Practice what you preach? Certainly not....


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    You feel the President should drive a moped and have all the security ride bikes to protect him or her?
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    Re: At NATO summit, Obama's ride is talk of the town

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    You feel the President should drive a moped and have all the security ride bikes to protect him or her?
    Isn't he all about 'green energy'? or is that just talk, you know, for OTHER people.....?

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    Re: At NATO summit, Obama's ride is talk of the town

    More empty snidery. Let it go, you lost to a black man. Start working for 2016, you might just have an outside chance by then.
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    Re: At NATO summit, Obama's ride is talk of the town

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Isn't he all about 'green energy'? or is that just talk, you know, for OTHER people.....?

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    Right so you want all presidents to ride on mopeds then correct, then turn stop using F16 and go back to turboprop Super Turcano's as they are more fuel efficient correct


    Sometimes security protocals override environmental wishes
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    Re: At NATO summit, Obama's ride is talk of the town

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    More empty snidery. Let it go, you lost to a black man. Start working for 2016, you might just have an outside chance by then.

    2016? Are you for real? You Obama kool aid drinkers will be lucky to fend off a primary challenge in 2012 within your own party.....2016.....pfft.


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    Re: At NATO summit, Obama's ride is talk of the town

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Right so you want all presidents to ride on mopeds then correct, then turn stop using F16 and go back to turboprop Super Turcano's as they are more fuel efficient correct


    Sometimes security protocals override environmental wishes
    No, but other heads of state at this meeting are driving green vehicles why not Barry? Are you saying that he has a greater risk of harm?

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    Re: At NATO summit, Obama's ride is talk of the town

    ap:

    Portuguese media seems fascinated by Obama's limousine, a sleek, armored car they've dubbed Cadillac One.

    Newspapers and magazines have run photos and half-page graphics marveling at the vehicle, which also is known in Washington as "The Beast" because of its extra-thick doors and huge tires.

    Noticias magazine called it a "bunker on wheels." Sabado, another magazine, calculated that the gas-guzzling Cadillac cost more than three times the Portuguese president's unarmored car.

    Socrates, meanwhile, arrived at the NATO summit in an electric car after a short ride across the Atlantic port city from his office in the 19th-century Sao Bento palace.

    A major theme of Socrates' government is the shift to renewable energy. The country has been a European pioneer in the development of solar and wind power, and is setting up a national network of charging stations for electric cars.

    Obama's limo attracted outsize interest from local media during portions of his recent trip to Asia, as well.
    WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Bo and 'the Beast' - Yahoo! Finance

    politics is big and little, it's whatever hits mom and pop IN THE GUT

    obama and his beast look bad, he's a hypocrite, an elitist, with one standard for himself and his party pals and another for the rest of us

    remember the time he told us who disagree with him essentially to shut up?

    YouTube - Obama: I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking

    how 'bout when he asked americans to rat out their neighbors to flag@whitehouse.gov for expressing fishy thoughts?

    Facts Are Stubborn Things | The White House

    remember when he tried to assuage his nervous membership by telling them that the difference between 1994 and 2010 is "you've got me?"

    Berry: Obama said "big difference" between '10 and '94 is "me" - On Congress - POLITICO.com

    obama's a buffoon, the g20 treated him like RODNEY DANGERFIELD

    NationalJournal.com - America?s Rodney Dangerfield Moment - Friday, November 12, 2010

    and you're STILL not embarrassed?

    oh well

    party on, i spose

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    Re: At NATO summit, Obama's ride is talk of the town

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    No, but other heads of state at this meeting are driving green vehicles why not Barry? Are you saying that he has a greater risk of harm?

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    Generally yes,

    I think more people would like to kill the president of the US then the President of France
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    Re: At NATO summit, Obama's ride is talk of the town

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Generally yes,

    I think more people would like to kill the president of the US then the President of France

    Well, then maybe he needs to shut the trap on the greenie crap unless he is going to lead by example.

    In any case, I don't think that there is much threat at this summit on him. But it does highlight the arrogance of his demeanor.

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