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Posted: 4/17/2010 2:14:15 PM EDT


so is the volcanic ash just a convenient excuse not to go to the polish president's funeral or could he still have made the trip?

Link Posted: 4/17/2010 2:15:23 PM EDT
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Ash in jet engines is not good.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 2:15:42 PM EDT
[#2]
Or he could just fly south into Poland.




This is obviously bullshit.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 2:16:29 PM EDT
[#3]
Seeing as Europe is shut down I think this one is legit.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 2:17:03 PM EDT
[#4]
If we had a President of Polish ancestry, he would make it there...
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 2:17:39 PM EDT
[#5]



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so is the volcanic ash just a convenient excuse not to go to the polish president's funeral or could he still have made the trip?





Nobody is flying even a Piper Cub in Europe. It's the lowest number of flights since 9.11.



 
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 2:19:46 PM EDT
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Not going is a pretty reasonable decision to me given the current conditions over there.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 2:21:10 PM EDT
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This one is legit - Polish airspace is closed except for Krakow, and weather forecasts indicate the ash cloud will close that and other airports in souther Europe in the next few days if the ash volume continues as it is now.  He can probably get in, but there is a good chance he would be stuck there.  Not that I would miss him or anything...
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 2:25:02 PM EDT
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Yeah getting the ash into the engines is bad juju for jets. Of all the things Obama fucks up, I think we can let this one slide.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 2:25:44 PM EDT
[#9]
Yeah, it's legit.  Very few are making the trip.

HH
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 2:26:34 PM EDT
[#10]
fucking drive to Poland, it's only a few hours away via high-speed motorcade, duh!
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 2:29:28 PM EDT
[#11]
I think he should chance it and fly anyway....
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 2:30:49 PM EDT
[#12]
Legit. Fuck him anyway.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 2:33:38 PM EDT
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This one is legit - Polish airspace is closed except for Krakow, and weather forecasts indicate the ash cloud will close that and other airports in souther Europe in the next few days if the ash volume continues as it is now.  He can probably get in, but there is a good chance he would be stuck there.  Not that I would miss him or anything...


alright.  i was wondering if he could fly farther south then up to poland, guess not.

Link Posted: 4/17/2010 2:33:53 PM EDT
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I think he should chance it and fly anyway....


I like where your head's at.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 2:35:49 PM EDT
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Quoted:


so is the volcanic ash just a convenient excuse not to go to the polish president's funeral or could he still have made the trip?



Are you being deliberately obtuse? Are flying conditions unsafe or are airlines canceling tens of thousands of flights just to give President Obama an excuse not to go? Tell me, which is more plausible.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 2:36:37 PM EDT
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Ash in jet engines is not good.



In this case, it would've been good for the country.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 2:36:56 PM EDT
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Quoted:
Quoted:

so is the volcanic ash just a convenient excuse not to go to the polish president's funeral or could he still have made the trip?



Are you being deliberately obtuse? Are flying conditions unsafe or are airlines canceling tens of thousands of flights just to give President Obama an excuse not to go? Tell me, which is more plausible.


hey i've got a plane and pilot standing by, you wanna go to europe?

one way trip

Link Posted: 4/17/2010 2:44:51 PM EDT
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THERE IS NOTHING THE MESSIAH CAN"T DO, NOTHING, so, this must be a plot,,,He could just Appear in Poland if he really wanted to


Link Posted: 4/17/2010 2:45:54 PM EDT
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Nobody to bow to?
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 2:46:11 PM EDT
[#20]
Quoted:
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so is the volcanic ash just a convenient excuse not to go to the polish president's funeral or could he still have made the trip?



Are you being deliberately obtuse? Are flying conditions unsafe or are airlines canceling tens of thousands of flights just to give President Obama an excuse not to go? Tell me, which is more plausible.


hey i've got a plane and pilot standing by, you wanna go to europe?

one way trip



Sure, I'll just fly in by way of Asia and take a train when we hit closed airspace.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 2:49:10 PM EDT
[#21]
Book him a flight on Aeroflot.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 3:20:37 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/17/2010 3:23:54 PM EDT
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Ash in jet engines is not good.


for Obama, me think it should be a GO ;)
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 3:24:09 PM EDT
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I saw today where Norway's president had to fly from NY to Spain then drive to Norway.  Why risk you're life flying to a funeral as a political gesture?  I wouldn't.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 4:06:58 PM EDT
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Ash in jet engines is not good.


for Obama, me think it should be a GO ;)


We don't need a martyr on our hands.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 4:09:03 PM EDT
[#26]
The German Chancellor had to fly to Lisbon and also had to take a car back to Berlin. So I would venture to say as others that this is legit.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 4:09:54 PM EDT
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Ash in jet engines is not good.


Most times.



 
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 4:11:10 PM EDT
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Quoted:

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Ash in jet engines is not good.

Most times.
 


This.

If you're asking if he got in AF1 and made an actual attempt to get into Poland?  Probably not.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 4:11:13 PM EDT
[#29]
Couldn't he just flap his big, ol' Dumbo ears?
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 4:12:08 PM EDT
[#30]
I call BS. Why would somebody who's made a career out of alienating our allies actually decide to go to the funeral of one of our greatest allies leader's?



 
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 4:12:23 PM EDT
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Quoted:

I think he should chance it and fly anyway....




+1



Link Posted: 4/17/2010 4:17:23 PM EDT
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Quoted:

Quoted:
I think he should chance it and fly anyway....


+1



Do it, do it!!
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 4:19:57 PM EDT
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I think he should chance it and fly anyway....




+1







Do it, do it!!
Go for broke it's our allie Poland... doh! he's waiting for Castro





 
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 4:33:07 PM EDT
[#34]
I think he should try to make it and take Pelosi and Reed with him.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 4:42:46 PM EDT
[#35]
the event isn't about how great he is, so he's skipping it.

come on. turn on the news once in a while - there's this volcano leading every newscast.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 5:38:11 PM EDT
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Unless Putin also cancels (nd maybe even if he does), it is crucial to our foreign policy for Obama to be there and show or strong support (I think he couldn't care much less, though) especially given the political campaign Russia has been conducting to try to woo Poland during their window of opportunity running up to the elections.  If it means he has to land in another country and get on a train or something, he should do it.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 5:40:16 PM EDT
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Quoted:
I think he should chance it and fly anyway....


For the childrens.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 5:43:44 PM EDT
[#38]
Quoted:
This one is legit - Polish airspace is closed except for Krakow, and weather forecasts indicate the ash cloud will close that and other airports in souther Europe in the next few days if the ash volume continues as it is now.  He can probably get in, but there is a good chance he would be stuck there.  Not that I would miss him or anything...


Maybe we could get them to keep him !??  

Do you think we would get kielbasa and pierogi's in trade ... or would we have to dowry him ???
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 5:45:18 PM EDT
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Quoted:
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Ash in jet engines is not good.


for Obama, me think it should be a GO ;)


We don't need a martyr on our hands.


+1  I see enough MLK 'memorial' shit as is, I don't want to see an Obama memorial in DC or drive on Obama avenue.  
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 6:03:31 PM EDT
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Just send Joe the Biden, that's his job anyways.

If they really wanted to have someone big at the funeral (IE: lying sack of shit or the Veep) they would have, as it is I'm sure the ambassador will be representing the USA....... He did appoint an ambassador to Poland right?
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 6:11:21 PM EDT
[#41]
He could parachute out of the Space Shuttle: if anyone could do it, it would be the great one.  The  Russians could launch him into space and he could splash down in the Potomac.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 6:22:12 PM EDT
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He could parachute out of the Space Shuttle: if anyone could do it, it would be the great one.  The  Russians could launch him into space and he could splash down in the Potomac.



Bonzo Goes Into Space  ??  ..... your avatar, how aprapos
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 6:43:35 PM EDT
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If we had a President of Polish ancestry, he would make it there...


Yeah, and he'd take the Vice-President, Speaker of the House, Secretary of State, Congress, the Fed Chairman, the Senate, the Joint Chief's of Staff...





John

Link Posted: 4/17/2010 6:51:39 PM EDT
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Quoted:



Quoted:

I think he should chance it and fly anyway....




I like where your head's at.






 
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 6:54:13 PM EDT
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I think he'd be ok, his ego should displace the ash cloud and allow him a clear path.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 8:31:04 PM EDT
[#46]
Obama is totally clueless, when it comes to protocol. Where are his handlers? He's an embarrassment.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 8:33:07 PM EDT
[#47]
He should just fly around the other side of the world to get there.

Link Posted: 4/17/2010 8:33:56 PM EDT
[#48]
He should go. They can try to land 3 or 4 times if the ash is causing a problem.
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 8:49:16 PM EDT
[#49]
Put his ass on a boat and sail him over there.

Would the ship be called Navy One?
Link Posted: 4/17/2010 8:51:17 PM EDT
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I think he should chance it and fly anyway....







 
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