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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:32 PM
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BBC international just said that Bush and Laura
were moved into armoured vehicles because of the tornado watch in Crawford.

Why isn't that on MSM. Bet that fucker is scared shitless.
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TornadoTN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:33 PM
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1. Got to keep up the appearance of being Mr. Tough Guy!
There he is, the brave manly Cowboy, facing down the Tornado, puffing up his chest and challenging it to "bring it on".
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:33 PM
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2. Heard it on CNN a few moments ago.
How does sitting in an armoured vehicle protect you from a tornado? Seriously...

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:34 PM
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3. ...
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:34 PM
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4. "Auntie Em! Auntie Em!"
What a wuss.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:34 PM
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5. If mom nature wants Georgie and Laura
No armored vehicle in the world is going to matter.
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:35 PM
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6. Was the tornado shooting at them?
:shrug:
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:41 PM
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7. Good luck to them if it gets flooded...
...around their armoured vehicle!

Junior and Laura will have to climb on the car's roof, holding signs
that say, "Help us!". Do they know that it takes the US Government
an average of 6 days to get bottled water to victims of natural disasters?

This should be good.

:popcorn:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:02 PM
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37. We can dream n/t
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:41 PM
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8. BS
there's a hardened bunker under the pig ranch.

if i were the SS, i'd insist on it.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:41 PM
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9. An armored car is less safe than a substantial building is
Must've been Stupid's idea.
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:43 PM
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14. Guess they don't have a storm shelter.
Armored vehicle or not, even an f2 could toss that sucker.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:47 PM
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18. And depending on the shape of the armor...
it may even have more lift than a regular car. This is about the dumbest thing I've ever heard the SS do.
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:51 PM
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24. Well, the administration never was a lover of science.
Hell, a couple of times watching the weather channel or Discovery would be all it took to know that being in a vehicle is not the best idea. Growing up in Texas, even Bush should have known this. They tell you if you are driving and there is no where to go, to find a low spot and cover your head. They should have just gone into an interior room and covered up.
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jaksavage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:57 PM
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30. Growing up in Texas ?
aaaahhhhhaaaaaahhhhhaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
think conneticut.
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:22 PM
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40. He spent enough of his childhood in Texas to know.
I lived in Maryland until I was 8, then we moved to Florida. They just teach you these things in states where tornadoes are likely.

Anyway, he never was the brightest bulb. He could have been busy blowing up frogs the days they had tornado drills.
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:56 PM
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28. As dumb as, oh letting the pResident read
to second graders while the nation was under attack by an enemy of unknown strength or intent?


:shrug:
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:56 PM
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29. or maybe not....
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:05 PM
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39. The SS may hav been hoping too n/t
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:49 PM
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What, no bunker?
No place to hide when they finally come for him.



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flashlighter Donating Member (246 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:42 PM
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10. saw that on CNN
They broke into Ford's funeral procession.
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demobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:50 PM
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22. Uh, might be a dumb question, but...
...why isn't Dubya at Ford's funeral?
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:01 PM
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36. I think today's the "private" service.
Perhaps Bush's handlers decided the Ford family didn't deserve a smirking monkey at the ceremony.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:42 PM
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11. I've got some news for the SS, if an 18 wheeler can be lifted by a tornado...
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 03:42 PM by originalpckelly
so can an armored vehicle. It's not just debris, it's the fact that a vehicle acts like a wing in a tornado, it's shape generates lift. It's actually more dangerous having them in a vehicle with a gap between it and the ground, than it is to have then in a basement.

If that sucker lifts off the ground and is slammed into the earth, it won't matter how much armor it has.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:54 PM
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27. Maybe Brownie can come and do a good job nt
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:42 PM
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12. How many armoured vehicles do they need to protect him in Crawford?
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 03:43 PM by leveymg
Really, what are they expecting, a Soviet Army tank division to attack?

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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:46 PM
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17. They had them on hand to defend against Cindy.
nt
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:59 PM
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34. Peace demonstrators? In that case, alert the Air Force.




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FogerRox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:58 PM
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33. Looks like T-55's, older than me. LOL.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:43 PM
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13. Millions on securing the pig farm and no storm shelter? Come on
you just gotta be joking. In the interest of their every present national security fears I'd have thought for sure they'd at least have a secure communications bunker buried out there somewhere.

Hard to believe they leave the boss to face the bad wind while Cheney had a friggin second basement dug and reinforced as a bunker in the VP residence.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:44 PM
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16. Suppose this gives a new meaning to "Hail" to the Chief?
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:48 PM
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19. All Hail President Bush.
:spank:
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:49 PM
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21. I was surprised by the lack of one also
We do have tornadoes in Texas quite often after all.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:58 PM
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31. They have one, they're just not sitting in it...
they're in the vehicles.

I guess if a tornado comes, they'll go inside the storm shelter then.

:crazy:
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:44 PM
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15. Sounds like "it's working out very well for them."
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 03:46 PM by Divernan
I'm surprised they don't have the high tech equivalent of an old-fashioned, underground tornado cellar.
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TaleWgnDg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:49 PM
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20. Wait . . . wait . . . wait . . . "an armoured vehicle" ???
. . . "moved into an armoured vehicle because of the tornado watch" ???

Wha? Huh?

Isn't this the president of the United States of America? Isn't this his home? OK. Then why the hell hasn't other precautions been taken regarding tornadoes?

Seriously.

For example, wouldn't it be rational to have a tornado cellar? You know, seeing that this is the residence of the U.S.A. president! Planning ahead would be lovely, huh?

Oh, yeah. This is the same damn fool who lead us into Iraq "due to" "weapons of mass destruction" . . . oh, yeah. Such a reminder, huh? An ass. Total and complete ass.



P.S. Those "damn" Brits still don't know how to spell . . . it's not "armoured" uh-uh. Instead, it's "armored" . . .

.
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:50 PM
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23. here is a link from YahooNews - Bush sheltered during tornado alert
Bush sheltered during tornado alert
11 minutes ago



CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush and first lady Laura Bush were moved to an armored vehicle on their ranch Friday when a tornado warning was issued in central Texas, the White House said.


The vehicle was driven to a tornado shelter on the ranch, and the president, Mrs. Bush and their two dogs sat inside until the weather cleared, deputy White House press secretary Scott Stanzel said. They were never moved into the shelter, he said.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning at 2:34 p.m. CST after a severe thunderstorm with a history of producing tornadoes was reported 13 miles south of Clifton, Texas, and moving northeast. Clifton is 20 miles northwest of Crawford.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061229/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush...

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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:54 PM
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26. EDIT.
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 03:55 PM by originalpckelly
They're in an armored vehicle next to a shelter?
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:58 PM
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32. Wouldn't it be more prudent to have the shelter within running distance?
You don't always get a chance to load up in your armored vehicle and drive before a tornado hits.
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:53 PM
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25. Who could have ever expected a tornado in Texas
This administration has the foresight of a mole.
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:00 PM
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35. Does it have a TV so he can watch the execution and smirk?
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 04:04 PM
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38. Well he might miss it if he loses power
That would be too funny
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