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The Car That Thinks It's A Tank: Inside Obama's 'Beast' Cadillac [Flown To UK With Team of 500]]
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 22, 2011 | CHRIS GREENWOOD and REBECCA ENGLISH

Posted on 05/22/2011 6:48:25 PM PDT by Steelfish

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To: mewykwistmas

One of the things that amazed me in the John Adams series on HBO was that, as president, he walked down the street in DC talking to one of his friends as they walked. Nobody even knew who he was.

My how things have changed.


21 posted on 05/22/2011 7:04:10 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Texas Fossil

8 inches of armor is something I would expect on a battleship except in their thickest belts.

I don’t think a .50 cal would even come close to penetrating that. Now maybe an RPG.


22 posted on 05/22/2011 7:05:39 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

“I do question the need for a squad of chefs and 500 staffers though. I know British cooking is not the greatest but... really?
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I guess they forgot to mention the ICE CREAM truck.

I would like to see the cost incurred by this clown in the last two years for his frivolous trips and golf outings.
I dare say, it would make the highest royalty in history blush with envy.


23 posted on 05/22/2011 7:05:54 PM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: All; Cicero
Why is he going to England again? To insult the Queen?

You know he'll find a way.

We should send our apologies to the Queen in advance of their arrival. These thin-skinned creeps want some measure of revenge for the Royal Wedding snub.

24 posted on 05/22/2011 7:06:52 PM PDT by newzjunkey (If it's Palin, the question becomes does Obama best Reagan's 49 state sweep.)
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To: reg45

Have you ever eaten English food? /s


25 posted on 05/22/2011 7:07:34 PM PDT by vladimir998 (When anti-Catholics can't debate they just make stuff up.)
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To: Steelfish
It would have been cheaper for The Won to have just sent another iPod with some more smirking, condescending, narcissistic and specifying, “shout outs” and stupefying. hectoring speeches, self-righteous harangues and put downs.
26 posted on 05/22/2011 7:07:59 PM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of "liberals, Islam and illegal immigration.)
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To: reg45
"Aren't there any good chefs in the UK?"

No.

Well, there must be at least one. On one of our trips to the UK, we found a reasonably-priced seafood restaurant that was actually pretty good!

Then we overheard the chefs talking -- and they were speaking French, so that explained the mystery.

27 posted on 05/22/2011 7:08:51 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: bigheadfred
She is the beast!
28 posted on 05/22/2011 7:09:26 PM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: Steelfish
eight-inch thick armour-plating on its doors

hmph. Nothing an ordinary HEAT round wouldn't take care of.

29 posted on 05/22/2011 7:09:32 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: RobRoy

Just look at the Pope. It happens, people are nuts and want to kill you.

But I don’t think any President is happy that he has to be followed by 1000 armed officers and not be able to go somewhere unannounced. I also don’t think that the Secret Service is political, or that a President tells them ‘bring 300 extra people.’ Hell, if this article is correct they wanted to replaced 700+ windows during Bush’s 2003 visit.


30 posted on 05/22/2011 7:10:36 PM PDT by mewykwistmas (Lost your job as a birther under Obama? Become a 'deather'! Where's Bin Laden's death certificate?)
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To: All; Steelfish

The Cadillac (in name only, it’s really a truck platform) is just ridiculous with it’s 8mph and tiny windows. The Queen’s Bentley limo, by contrast, has a large glass canopy in the back so she’s more visible, not less. Her limo is also a flex fuel vehicle.


31 posted on 05/22/2011 7:11:43 PM PDT by newzjunkey (If it's Palin, the question becomes does Obama best Reagan's 49 state sweep.)
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To: OldSmaj

Yes she is, but no Cadillac.


32 posted on 05/22/2011 7:12:52 PM PDT by bigheadfred (I wish I was an Oscar Meyer wiener but Lindsay Graham beat me to it.)
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To: Steelfish
Another source said the U.S. team was setting up military-style beds in the basement and installing their own communication hardware.

‘The President’s team are running around the palace brandishing their guns as if they own the place – it’s like something out of that TV programme 24,’ they said.

‘They are also setting up a kind of mini clinic with hospital machines, including supplies of the President’s blood in case of emergencies.’

Is there a credible threat of World War III starting?

33 posted on 05/22/2011 7:13:03 PM PDT by GOPJ (Osama bin SEALed - http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2009/05/terrifying-brilliance-of-islam.htmlI stan)
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To: Texas Fossil

Its not solid plate armor ... Its an exotic sandwiched layer of different materials that will in fact stop a tandem shape charge.
Very well made vehicle that is designed to keep moving out of the kill zone if attacked an hit.

I don’t care for Erkel Mugabe yet hate those that target presidents more....next one I may actually care about....:o)


34 posted on 05/22/2011 7:15:11 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Steelfish

The driver’s side window can open 3 inches so the driver can pay a toll. That’s pretty funny.


35 posted on 05/22/2011 7:15:23 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Sioux-san
...this baloney costs the American taxpayers - for what earthly purpose other than reminding us that we now have a monarchy here in the USA.

The way they're acting you'd think World War III was going to start and they're 'hunkering down' in a safe place.

36 posted on 05/22/2011 7:16:10 PM PDT by GOPJ (Osama bin SEALed - http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2009/05/terrifying-brilliance-of-islam.htmlI stan)
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To: bigheadfred

37 posted on 05/22/2011 7:16:10 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Steelfish
Pointing how many people and what it takes to protect Obama is a losing game, it was tried with Bush and with Clinton. Face it, we have many enemies so the Prez needs to be protected.

Yup. That vehicle served the last president and will serve the next president. The issues are all that's needed to defeat Obama in 2012 - attacking the necessary safety measures that come with the office of the President as "Obama's" is inane.
38 posted on 05/22/2011 7:16:37 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Steelfish

The Car That Thinks It’s A Tank:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Remedy: det. cord?


39 posted on 05/22/2011 7:17:07 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Texas Fossil; yarddog

http://www.inetres.com/gp/military/infantry/mg/50_ammo.html


40 posted on 05/22/2011 7:18:50 PM PDT by Prokopton
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