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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10934 posts, RR: 37
Posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

Thieves steal truck with President's equipment
Posted: Oct 17, 2011 10:45 PM EDT Updated: Oct 17, 2011 11:09 PM EDT
By Laura Geller

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) – NBC12 has uncovered one of those stories that makes you think: "How in the world does that happen?!" A truck filled with President Obama's podiums and audio equipment was stolen in Henrico just days before his visit to Chesterfield.

We confirmed an investigation with the U.S. Defense Department. There are still a lot of questions. The biggest one being did the thieves intentionally target the President's truck or did they take advantage of a crime of opportunity and give a big "uh-oh" when they saw what was inside.

http://www.nbc12.com/story/15716468/...al-truck-with-presidents-equipment

   

They probably have spare teleprompters for him.


There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40071 posts, RR: 74
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1580 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):
A truck filled with President Obama's podiums and audio equipment was stolen in Henrico just days before his visit to Chesterfield.

Did they steal his teleprompter?



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10934 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 1):
Did they steal his teleprompter?

Stealing the President's equipment is an act of war.

Must be the Iranians.


  



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently onlinepar13del From Bahamas, joined Dec 2005, 7681 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1551 times:

It may be a simple story but behind the scenes a lot of questions are probably being asked and someones feet will be held to the fire. I certainely do not know the full logistics of a presindential visit but based on what is seen in advance of such visits someone somewhere is in a world of hurt.
A number of US Airforce cargo planes usually accompnay POTUS, the "beast" is usually present, so does equipment trucks like this also get a ride, in which case it should have been under guard at all times, after all, one could place some small bombs or chemicals in the equipment and cause some serious damage.

Would be interesting to know if any of the equipment in that truck was actually used when POTUS showed up.


User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8965 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 1):
Did they steal his teleprompter?

Considering its vital importance, I'm sure there are 20 backups for the Teleprompter.




Veni Vidi Castratavi Illegitimos
User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8965 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

BREAKING NEWS:



Terrorists have kidnapped the TOTUS and demand stimulus money.



Veni Vidi Castratavi Illegitimos
User currently offlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13200 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1383 times:

I guess they didn't set the alarm before they left the vehicle. Probably some amateurs who thought they had a nice payday. I bet they when they figured out what they had, they were not happy.

Still, you would think there would have been some better systems in place to make sure the vehicle was secured.

As to the bashing of our President and his use of teleprompters, there are good reasons to use them. When the President gives a speech, it is critical to make sure they are accurate in what they say, not cause any problems with a misstatement, not miss any important parts, make sure they have names and places right and the policy is properly stated.


User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1382 times:

Ebay, here i come...   

User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7979 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1376 times:

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 6):
As to the bashing of our President and his use of teleprompters, there are good reasons to use them.

LOL yeah, I love this clip. It is in no disrespect to anyone, just some simple, funny mistakes. The last part is why you don't go off the teleprompter/set script  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EvNJWM_NDg



Ironically I have never flown a Delta MD-90 :)
User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 9292 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

Those damn Republicans will do anything to keep the President from pushig his jobs bill.  


It is better to die on your feet, than live on your knees.
User currently offlinedxing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):
A truck filled with President Obama's podiums and audio equipment was stolen in Henrico just days before his visit to Chesterfield.

"Podiums"? How many does he require?

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 6):
and his use of teleprompters, there are good reasons to use them

Considering every President from Washington to Nixon was able to get along without them and still communicate effectively and descively it makes you wonder how far we have slid that they are now "necessary".


User currently offlinepjflysfast From United States of America, joined May 2006, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1262 times:

I dont know about you but I think it is pretty funny!!

User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3089 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

Quoting dxing (Reply 10):
Considering every President from Washington to Nixon was able to get along without them and still communicate effectively and descively it makes you wonder how far we have slid that they are now "necessary".

I would say the situation is a lot different now. With the way media has changed, especially with internet. Every single mistake will be spread virally and out of control. These are things presidents that you mentioned never had a problem with.

I'm sure Obama could function well without a teleprompter, but the trouble is that media will focus on any shortcomings in his speech, and I'm sure a few users here on a.net would even start a thread on it, just to bash Obama.

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40071 posts, RR: 74
Reply 13, posted (3 years 2 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1215 times:

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 5):

...and I was just joking about the teleprompter in the first reply.  
Quoting CXfirst (Reply 12):
I'm sure Obama could function well without a teleprompter, but the trouble is that media will focus on any shortcomings in his speech, and I'm sure a few users here on a.net would even start a thread on it, just to bash Obama.

...and here goes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omHUs...playnext=1&list=PLED19606E40CE4EF0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMszKcpn2DU&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt5dY3vVoZ0&feature=related



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinedxing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (3 years 2 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1173 times:

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 12):
These are things presidents that you mentioned never had a problem with.

Because they knew how and when to speak. There is a reason somethings are called Presidential and others pedestrian.

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 12):

I'm sure Obama could function well without a teleprompter

As Fly has shown, I'm just as certain he can't. Impromptu public speaking is some of the hardest speaking in the world to master whether the crowd is made up of school children or retirement home citizens

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 12):
but the trouble is that media will focus on any shortcomings in his speech,

Which is a shame but the left, through their incessant harping on President Bush's verbal shortcomings, only brought it on themselves.


User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5620 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (3 years 2 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1160 times:

Quoting dxing (Reply 14):
I'm just as certain he can't. Impromptu public speaking is some of the hardest speaking in the world to master whether the crowd is made up of school children or retirement home citizens

Your certainty fails you again... there are plenty of 'NEWS' clips across of the president speaking off the cuff in many occasions if you bother to look for them.
.. and I'm sure he's far better at it than many 'self-proclaimed news reporters/journalist and producers.

BN747



"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
User currently offlinedxing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (3 years 2 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1123 times:

Quoting BN747 (Reply 15):
. there are plenty of 'NEWS' clips across of the president speaking off the cuff in many occasions if you bother to look for them

I didn't say there weren't, but there are also plenty of clips of him failing at it as well. Since the left made hay over any time President Bush mispronounced a word or phrase, or stumbled while speaking this is nothing more than what goes around comes around.

Quoting BN747 (Reply 15):
and I'm sure he's far better at it than many 'self-proclaimed news reporters/journalist and producers.

Oh I'll be the first to admit my blooper reel is long and illustrious. I've mispronounced names, places and events. I've mistaken historical events and contemporary issues. That happens when you spend several years talking off the cuff 3-4 hours a day,5 days a week so you are bound to make a few mistakes. The difference is that, as Fly showed, when he ventures away from the safety net of the teleprompter he is just as prone as his predecessor to making mistakes. He is not the mircale orator he was cast to be in the campaign of 2008.


User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5620 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (3 years 2 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1110 times:

Quoting dxing (Reply 16):
Quoting BN747 (Reply 15):
. there are plenty of 'NEWS' clips across of the president speaking off the cuff in many occasions if you bother to look for them

I didn't say there weren't, but there are also plenty of clips of him failing at it as well. Since the left made hay over any time President Bush mispronounced a word or phrase, or stumbled while speaking this is nothing more than what goes around comes around.

That's weak dude, there's just no comparison between Obama's ability to annunciate, speak flawlessly and comprehensively compared to Bush who is known for simply mangling the english language.

Google clips of each and see who comes out ahead...as if you didn't know.

Quoting dxing (Reply 16):
Quoting BN747 (Reply 15):
and I'm sure he's far better at it than many 'self-proclaimed news reporters/journalist and producers.

Oh I'll be the first to admit my blooper reel is long and illustrious. I've mispronounced names, places and events. I've mistaken historical events and contemporary issues. That happens when you spend several years talking off the cuff 3-4 hours a day,5 days a week so you are bound to make a few mistakes. The difference is that, as Fly showed

And Superfly thinks he's a secret Muslim, so what's that got to do with the volcano temperature in Mt. Etna?

Right, you make mistakes speaking as has every President... but Obama is no Bush, so spare us.

Quoting dxing (Reply 16):
He is not the mircale orator he was cast to be in the campaign of 2008.

That's your news buddies 'casting that image'... blame yourself for buying into it.

The closet thing to a miracle orator was Mario Cuomo, no one's come close to him..not even Bill Clinton and certainly no Republican Prez.. particularly the near vegetable Reagan.


BN747



"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 9292 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (3 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1104 times:

Quoting BN747 (Reply 17):
Google clips of each and see who comes out ahead...as if you didn't know.

No question, in my memory, nobody has done it as well, or as often as Bush. The funny thing was, after he did it, if he knew he did, it was quite funny watching his recovery, or his attempt to. I think Gov. Perry has a little of it, although he is not so funny. A common problem among politicians, the tongue, not saying what they mean.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40071 posts, RR: 74
Reply 19, posted (3 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

Quoting BN747 (Reply 17):
there's just no comparison between Obama's ability to annunciate, speak flawlessly and comprehensively compared to Bush who is known for simply mangling the english language.

Obama would have been an outstanding actor. He can do that very well. Obama should have went to Hollywood instead of Washington DC.

Quoting BN747 (Reply 17):
Obama is no Bush, so spare us.

They are so similar that I'd think they were separated at birth.

Quoting BN747 (Reply 17):
The closet thing to a miracle orator was Mario Cuomo, no one's come close to him..not even Bill Clinton and certainly no Republican Prez.. particularly the near vegetable Reagan.

  
Agreed!
His speech at the 1992 Democratic Convention was brilliant.
My favorite Republican speakers are Donald Trump and Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX).
I like my Republicans to be pissed off, grumpy & cranky old-farts. 
Republicans aren't supposed to be young, hip & sexy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwMVb7FqyRM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLJPCitjaxo

Quoting WarRI1 (Reply 18):
I think Gov. Perry has a little of it, although he is not so funny.

I tend to like Perry more than Dubya. I find Perry more entertaining and a better showman that Dubya.



So after Obama is defeated next year, what will his teleprompters be worth on ebay?
His t-shirts are now out of style and no one wants to wear them in public anymore.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinedxing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (3 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1092 times:

Quoting BN747 (Reply 17):
Google clips of each and see who comes out ahead...as if you didn't know.

8 years versus 2 1/2? I have no doubt who will come out ahead.

Quoting WarRI1 (Reply 18):

No question, in my memory, nobody has done it as well, or as often as Bush.

Jerry Ford, currently VP Biden leads the pack far and away with the off the cuff goofs...Stand up and take a bow...oh goodness what was I thinking? Still the all time classic.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40071 posts, RR: 74
Reply 21, posted (3 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1084 times:

Quoting dxing (Reply 20):
Jerry Ford, currently VP Biden leads the pack far and away with the off the cuff goofs...

Don't forget Dan Quayle and Sarah Palin.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5620 posts, RR: 51
Reply 22, posted (3 years 2 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1074 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 19):
Quoting BN747 (Reply 17):
Obama is no Bush, so spare us.

They are so similar that I'd think they were separated at birth.
Quoting Superfly (Reply 19):

So after Obama is defeated next year, what will his teleprompters be worth on ebay

Most people I know who've left the country to great place such as Thailand or Brazil, have never lost context of what was going on at home at such a disturbing rate you manage to exhibited...even under Bush.

Quoting dxing (Reply 20):

Quoting BN747 (Reply 17):
Google clips of each and see who comes out ahead...as if you didn't know.

8 years versus 2 1/2? I have no doubt who will come out ahead.

Measure for measure... Bush's 2 1/2 years against Obamas. or even an Obama 8 year stint...Bush wins the Silly & Goof Ball Award hands down!



"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3089 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (3 years 2 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1067 times:

Quoting dxing (Reply 14):
Which is a shame but the left, through their incessant harping on President Bush's verbal shortcomings, only brought it on themselves.

I did not say that only Obama was plagued by virally spread media. Bush had the same problem. I'm not taking a stand left or right, but just saying today presidents cannot afford to not use teleprompters. Teleprompters don't impede his speech in any significant way, so why not use them?

Quoting Superfly (Reply 13):
...and here goes.

This just proves my point. His speaking shortcomings have virally spread. There are plenty of videos of him speaking well with no teleprompters, but these are not remembered.

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40071 posts, RR: 74
Reply 24, posted (3 years 2 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1060 times:

Quoting BN747 (Reply 22):
Most people I know who've left the country to great place such as Thailand or Brazil, have never lost context of what was going on at home at such a disturbing rate you manage to exhibited...even under Bush.

So what does that mean in terms of the value of his stolen teleprompters on ebay?

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 23):
This just proves my point. His speaking shortcomings have virally spread.

Its Al Gore's fault because he invented the Internet.

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 23):
There are plenty of videos of him speaking well with no teleprompters, but these are not remembered.

True. He has an excellent command of knowledge when he is quoting from the Qu'ran. He needs no teleprompters for that. I wish there was a video of him reciting the call to prayer in perfect Arabic - a sound he said; "is one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset". That was with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof - a left leaning media outlet that is very pro-Obama.



Bring back the Concorde
25 BN747 : Ask me what it means with the sentence fully intact, ebay was 2nd part phrase...but I think you got the point. Instead of 'bring back the concorde' a
26 stealthz : Couldn't agree more, Obama and the executive branch could save Europe from the GFC, win peace in the Middle East, restore the USA to it's place as th
27 Post contains images CXfirst : So what, Muslim ideology is somewhat beautiful in itself, and in many cases not too different from Christianity. The Muslims that the US fears are th
28 dxing : Agree, and when I see certain names I just don't bother going into the thread to begin with. The power of "choice", simply amazing isn't it? Speaking
29 Superfly : So are you implying that all the previous Presidents didn't have an understanding of the outside world because they didn't recite the Qu'ran?
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