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Wed Aug 21, 2013, 07:14 AM

Last week, a Blimp. This week, POTUS in my little berg! (x-post from GD)

Last week, I looked up and saw something I've never seen over Auburn, NY... a blimp!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017138819

That was cool, but this is much cooler:


http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/08/obama_advance_team_surveying_auburns_holiday_inn_for_thursday_night_stay.html

Auburn, NY -- Members of President Barak Obama's advance team are at the Holiday Inn in Auburn, surveying the building as a possible overnight site for Thursday's Obama visit.

Sources say all rooms at the Holiday Inn have been booked for Obama's visit. According to the Holiday Inn website, Auburn Holiday Inn rooms are not available Wednesday or Thursday night, but are available Tuesday and Friday nights.

The Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn's newest hotel, also has rooms fully booked from Wednesday through Friday, according to the Inn's website.

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Police agencies have begun discussing security details in Auburn at the Holiday Inn and at the house of Harriet Tubman, the leader of the anti-slavery resistance network known as the Underground Railroad, according to a source.

Obama also could visit the nearby historic home of former U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward, who was a friend to Tubman. The president has made it clear in speeches that Tubman and Seward were key figures in American history that he admires.


Last POTUS to come to town was Harry Truman in 1948 - so this is a very big deal for my little town!!!

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Reply Last week, a Blimp. This week, POTUS in my little berg! (x-post from GD) (Original post)
Cooley Hurd Aug 2013 OP
ejpoeta Aug 2013 #1
Inkfreak Aug 2013 #2
Cooley Hurd Aug 2013 #3
Inkfreak Aug 2013 #5
Rhiannon12866 Aug 2013 #4
hrmjustin Aug 2013 #6

Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 07:41 AM

1. he's going to be at UB on thursday i have heard. my hubby was like, do you want to go?

yeah.... i don't see that happening though i would have loved to be able to be there.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 09:34 AM

2. The NYS Fair starts tomorrow too

Wouldn't it be cool if he visited it?? I know it most likely wont happen, but it would be awesome. My wife & I are going opening day. We're from Oswego, neighbor.

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Response to Inkfreak (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 12:20 PM

3. Howdy Neighbor!



I'm almost our of Rudy's Texas Hot Sauce - I'll be making a trip north soon.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 05:12 PM

5. Ha! My wife worked there many years ago.

It's so funny you mention that because she actually brought some home today. They had the annual "Rudy's Day" at her work.

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 04:20 PM

4. K&R! Very cool news and it's about time!

New York may be a Blue State, but Upstate needs all the help we can get!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2013, 12:48 AM

6. K&R!

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