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Posted on 07/06/2012 12:30:26 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Report: Dozens pass out from heat at Obama campaign event By Jonathan Easley - 07/06/12 03:14 PM ET
Dozens of supporters passed out from the extreme heat at an Obama campaign event in Pittsburgh on Friday.
Obama was speaking outdoors at Carnegie Mellon University as part of his two-day campaign swing via bus through the key swing states of Ohio and Pennsylvania, and according to multiple reports on Twitter, people were being carted off on stretchers or leaving the event to seek shade.
AccuWeather said the temperature was 98 degrees at the time of the speech, but that it felt like 106.
The soaring temperatures have been a strange backdrop for the presidents bus tour, as Obama has appeared predominantly outdoors and can be seen pouring sweat at times. It didnt appear that the president cut his stump speech, which went on for more than an hour, short because of the heat.
Also on Friday, a senior Obama administration official addressed the record-breaking heat waves hitting some parts of the country, as well as the wildfires ravaging Colorado, saying it was altering the perceptions of climate change in the United States.
Many people around the world are beginning to appreciate that climate change is under way, that its having consequences that are playing out in real time and, in the United States at least, we are seeing more and more examples of extreme weather and extreme climate-related events, said Jane Lubchenco, who heads the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Did they pass out from the heat or overdose on his bullshit?? Probably the latter.
Just moving closer to hell.
I would not be surprised if those folks were standing in the heat of the day for over 3 hours.
They better get used to the heat.
It wasn’t heat that got them. It is when they realized they were being hit with the jawbone of an ass that put them down.
The chairs on heads are priceless.
But what I really love is the effeminate way our great leader is holding his umbrella. He looks like he could let loose with an umbrella twirl and a high kick at any moment.
Those folks with the chairs on their heads are perfect lightning attractors.
They passed out from the stench of lies...
Commiecare should cover this. I’m sure of it. It’s in there. Just ax the exempt Pelosi.
Good. Anybody stupid enough to show up at an Obama campaign event and to not know to get out of that heat is too stupid to live anyway (unfortunately, they are not too stupid to vote - and dying won’t stop that).
Can’t blame this on the excitement of seeing the hope and change messiah
A couple of guys from my squadron passed out before one of the Saturday morning parades, standing in that blazing Philippine sun. The whole thing was on grass at the pre-WW2 parade ground at Clark AB.