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  • U.S. Secret Service Solicits Proposals to Replace “The Beast” With New Presidential Limo

    03/12/2014 9:32:33 AM PDT · by nascarnation · 41 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 4/12/14 | Ronnie Schreiber
    The United States Secret Service has started the process to begin to build the next generation presidential limousine with the posting of a contract proposal on the FedBizOpps.gov site for companies seeking to do business with the federal government. The contract will be awarded by the Dept. of Homeland Security by August 29th of this year and the new armored limo, no doubt equipped with the latest and highest tech communications and security gizmos, is planned to go into service in 2017, after Mr. Obama’s replacement takes office.
  • 'He just walked away': Survivor of bachelorette limo fire accuses driver of not doing enough ...

    05/07/2013 7:53:02 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 60 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | May 7, 2013 | Associated Press
    A survivor of the San Francisco limo fire said on Monday that she believes the driver could have done more to help her friends escape the horrifying blaze. Nelia Arellano, 36, was one of four women on the bachelorette party on Saturday night who survived the fire by squeezing through a 3 foot by one and a half-foot partition. Five other party-goers didn't make it, their bodies later found pressed against the partition following the limo fire on one of the busiest bridges in San Francisco Bay. Miss Arellano told KGO-TV that she believes the driver, Orville Brown, could have...
  • Limo Fire Kills Passengers, Closes San Mateo Bridge [San Francisco Bay]

    05/05/2013 1:19:30 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 73 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sunday, May 5, 2013
    The westbound lanes of the San Mateo-Hayward bridge were closed for several hours Saturday night due to a deadly fire involving a limosine. The California Highway Patrol said the fire was first reported around 10 p.m. in the third lane of westbound state Highway 92 at the bridge's decline. As many as ten people were inside the limo and as many as five of them died, according to multiple reports Witnesses at the scene reported people were trapped inside the burning limo. The CHP told NBC Bay Area there were multiple fatalities, but could not confirm a number. Witnesses told...
  • Biden´s $321,665 Limo Bill

    03/25/2013 12:38:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3/25/13 | Jeryl Bier
    After two items last week on the cost of lodging for Vice President Joe Biden´s early February trip to Europe, other news organizations began to investigate further. Wolf Blitzer´s show The Situation Room on CNN uncovered a contract apparently also related to the same visit to Paris: Also on the receipt was $321,665 for a limousine company. Although CNN did not link to the document, the notice of the contract award for the limousine service was posted on the same government website as the hotel contracts.
  • Obama's Armored Limo Had To Be Towed During Trip To Israel

    03/20/2013 12:31:48 PM PDT · by Smittie · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/20/2013 | GEOFF EARLE
    <p>President Obama’s armored Cadillac limo, which was supposed to schlep him around the Holy Land, broke down.</p> <p>According to Israeli’s Channel 2, the cause of the mishap was a simple error all motorists try to avoid.</p> <p>“The Americans filled it up with diesel, rather than [gasoline],” the channe quoted a source, which recently scored an interview with Obama, reported – in case there was any doubt that the host government wasn’t to blame.</p>
  • Barack Obama in Israel: 'the Beast' limo breaks down after fuel mix-up

    03/20/2013 8:45:43 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 133 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 2:57PM GMT 20 Mar 2013 | Robert Tait
    Barack Obama's hopes of a smooth start to his first presidential trip to Israel suffered a hitch on Wednesday when his armoured limousine broke down after a driver reportedly filled it with diesel instead of petrol. The hulking vehicle, nicknamed "the Beast" for its supposed robustness in the face of potential attacks, juddered to a halt on the motorway between Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport and Jerusalem after its engine apparently proved incapable of absorbing the alien fuel intake. Israeli media outlets, including the flagship Channel 2 television station, reported that the car had been filled with diesel. The sleek...
  • Russia's Putin "unhappy" with limo

    02/27/2013 5:34:10 PM PST · by nascarnation · 36 replies
    Autoblog ^ | 2/27/2013 | Johnathon Ramsey
    A few years ago Russian president Dmitri Medvedev decided he wanted officials to be chauffeured in Russian limousines, not the German executive sedans everyone had become accustomed to (such as the Mercedes-Benz pictured above). Naturally, that meant turning to Russia's own ZiL to create a litter worthy of a plutocrat and glorious Russian history. The plan had two big problems, the first being that ZiL stopped making limos in 1991 and was only producing trucks and armored military vehicles. But that didn't stop the party. The orders to ZiL were to create something powered by a V8 that was able...
  • 4 men charged with jumping out of limo, attacking group in Lakeview

    07/09/2012 7:26:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 9, 2012
    Four men are accused of bailing out of a white stretch limousine and punching three people, breaking one man's jaw, in the Lakeview neighborhood as someone with the attackers recorded the beating, authorities said this morning.
  • Night out ends in brawl for off-duty Fresno cops

    02/21/2012 8:23:02 AM PST · by Enterprise · 4 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 2-20-12 | Pablo Lopez
    It was supposed to be a fun night on the town: three off-duty Fresno police officers and their friends celebrating a birthday in the Tower District. They hired a limousine driver -- and not just any limo driver, but a police informant in a high-profile murder-for-hire case. The night, however, didn't turn out as planned. First, they fought among themselves, a Fresno police report said. Then, when a bouncer from the Laughing Buddha Bar & Grill tried to break up the fight, two of the officers and one of their wives fought him, the report said.
  • Geo Metro limousine can be yours for the price of an iPad (I'd rather have the iPad)

    01/30/2012 7:40:31 PM PST · by DemforBush · 10 replies · 1+ views
    From the wilds of Craigslist, this piece of automotive excellence emerged recently seeking new ownership for the price of an entry-level iPad. Yes, it's a 1992 Geo Metro given a limousine stretch. Yes, there's a mural of Betty Boop with a tiger on the hood. And it has some of the most avant-garde ad copy I've seen...
  • Bankrupt church wants donations for pastor’s sick wife ferried in limo

    11/04/2011 3:35:48 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 21 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 11.4.11
    Some members of a bankrupt Orange County, Calif. megachurch are expressing outrage after fielding an email request for congregants to deliver food to waiting limos so that it can ferried to the founder's sick wife. The appeal comes weeks after a lawsuit charged that the founder of the Crystal Cathedral house of worship, Rev. Robert Schuller, and his family had been paying themselves lavish salaries and other benefits while the church was in financial straits. "They've completely depleted the church's funds," one member, Bob Canfield, told the Orange County Register. "But they have shown that they have absolutely no remorse...
  • Ever-Nostalgic Kremlin Leadership Looking to Bring Back Soviet Era with 2012 ZiL Limo?

    10/29/2011 7:15:16 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 29, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    ZiL 114 series Russian PM Dmitri Medvedev had commented earlier this year that he'd be more than happy to trade in his Mercedes official car for a real Russian ride, if an appropriately upscale limo could be sourced from within the country. Not willing to wait for such a new car to utilize in Putin's revivalist Red Square military processions, Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov can already be found saluting chins-in-the-air Russian troops from the back a fully-restored cca 1975 ZiL open parade car.While only economy types are produced in Russia (Lada) these days, the USSR had indeed built various tiers of (mediocre)...
  • On Obama's visit, presidential seal blew off his limo on I-76; it later was recovered

    07/02/2011 9:02:30 AM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 78 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | July 2, 2011 | DAVID GAMBACORTA
    [snip] Just ask, ahem, President Obama. Seems the big guy lost a magnetic presidential seal that was affixed to the side of his limousine as he wrapped up a fundraising visit to Philly on Thursday. The seal flew off the side of the limo and whipped by motorists in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 76, where it was presumed lost . . . until shortly before noon yesterday. That's when a veteran Philadelphia police officer found the seal on the side of the highway, near the Montgomery Avenue exit, while he was assisting the driver of a disabled vehicle, said...
  • 'Limousine Liberals' Report Shows Government Limo Fleet Swelling

    05/31/2011 3:35:52 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 31, 2011 | FoxNews.com
    Obama administration officials are riding in style. A new report from a watchdog group shows that the number of limousines owned by the federal government rose by 73 percent during the first two years of President Obama's administration. The State Department was the recipient of most the new luxury vehicles. The "Limousine Liberals?" report from iWatch News, part of the nonprofit Center for Public Integrity, showed that government data pegged the number of limos in the federal fleet at 412 in fiscal 2010, up from 238 in fiscal 2008. Some of the details are a bit hazy. Most of the...
  • Obama's "Beast"

    06/01/2011 3:36:17 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-01-11 | James
    What began as a mid-winter invitation to enjoy a spring luncheon at the Palace in the merry month of May with the Queen and her royal consort the Duke of Edinburgh turns out to be one of the biggest international fiascos on record. What originally was to be a casual invitation to spend the day and possible stay the night at one of the royal households could have possibly been a judicial means apology for not inviting Obama to the Royal Wedding. This is as if the Queen wanted to give the young presidential couple from the states, new...
  • Barack gets car stuck at Dublin Embassy May 23rd 2011 (VIDEO LOL!)

    05/23/2011 8:00:53 AM PDT · by TSgt · 166 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 5/23/2011 | Peps4711
    Maybe next time he'll ride his unicorn.
  • Raw video - Obama's limo gets stuck

    05/23/2011 10:24:44 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 49 replies
    youtube ^ | 5-2011
    Too funny. This epitomizes his administation. OBAMA'S LIMO GETS STUCK
  • The Car That Thinks It's A Tank: Inside Obama's 'Beast' Cadillac [Flown To UK With Team of 500]]

    05/22/2011 6:48:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 112 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 22, 2011 | CHRIS GREENWOOD and REBECCA ENGLISH
    The Car That Thinks It's A Tank: Inside Obama's 'Beast' Cadillac that is being flown from the U.S. to drive down the Mall By CHRIS GREENWOOD and REBECCA ENGLISH 23rd May 2011 An extraordinary entourage will accompany President Obama and his wife Michelle when they sweep into London tomorrow. The team of at least 500 will include White House aides, a six-doctor medical team and a squad of personal chefs. There will be more than 200 secret service agents, many of them armed. The President will travel in ‘The Beast’, his gigantic bomb-proof General Motors Cadillac with eight-inch thick armour-plating...
  • Hey Greens, Meet Environmental Hypocrite Barack Obama and His 8 Tons of Diesel-Guzzling Detroit Iron

    11/20/2010 3:34:09 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 20, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Global Warming allies left scratching their heads as Dear Leader arrives at summit in a 8mpg Panzer... Most Americans are no longer surprised by Obama's do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do liberal duplicity on issues such as smoking, green lifestyles, or personal modesty/frugality. And anyone who did actual DD on Obama's environmental platform back in '08 can tell you his last ride before arriving in DC to heal the earth was a 300hp Chrysler 300 Hemi. But the starry-eyed European Left is still coming out of the hopenchange ether, so many of them were appalled that even as the EU's left-leaning leaders -Obama's best carbon-trading...
  • At NATO summit, Obama's ride is talk of the town

    11/19/2010 11:20:47 AM PST · by Justaham · 23 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11-19-10 | Howard LaFranchi
    Whoops, President Obama must have missed the memo on this one. While the Portuguese prime minister and the Portuguese president of the European Union’s executive commission are tooling around the NATO summit here in no-emission electric vehicles, Mr. Obama is fouling the Lisbon skies with his no-efficiency "Beast," the eight-ton, diesel-fueled behemoth of a limousine the president carts around the world with him. Obama is expected to discuss climate change and a common US-Europe approach to it when he takes part in a US-European Union (EU) summit after the NATO meeting on Saturday. But in the meantime, the Portuguese capital...
  • Obama Gives Away Limosines

    05/12/2010 6:53:03 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 12 replies · 531+ views
    Scottfactor.com ^ | 05/12/2010 | Scott Factor
    Margaret Thatcher, in a television interview for Thames TV This Week on February 5, 1976, said, "…Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They [socialists] always run out of other people's money. It's quite a characteristic of them." Of course, until they run out of other people’s money, they spend freely. They don’t seem to have a problem watching you and I toil for our earnings, then taking those earnings away from us via taxes and spending that money frivolously to live a lavish lifestyle. Don’t believe me? For you Obama koolaide drinkers that still think he has your...
  • Report: Obama's heavy limo will not get a hybrid drivetrain

    04/07/2010 11:42:01 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 41 replies · 1,193+ views
    Autobloggreen ^ | April 6, 2010 | Sebastian Blanco
    President Obama's limo is a basically a diesel-powered tank. When he came into office, the new President asked if he could get one with a hybrid drivetrain for his Presidential Topkick Cadillac to go along with his push for greener vehicles across the board. During a recent stop at a North Carolina manufacturing facility that builds battery components for hybrid cars, Obama was asked about the status of his hybrid limo hopes, and admitted that this isn't going to happen. The reason, the President said, was that the Secret Service rejected his idea "because the cars that I'm in are...
  • Obama Says His Limos Won't Go "Green" - Video 4/2/10

    04/03/2010 6:53:56 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 17 replies · 558+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 3, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of President Obama being asked if "the limos he rides around in" are going to go "electric" or "green." He responded that the Secret Service told him it is not possible to do so because the cars he rides around in "are like tanks." With all the "extra stuff," he said they could not get the needed acceleration out of a hybrid.
  • Cadillac Unveils Images of New Presidential Limo

    01/14/2009 7:33:01 PM PST · by DocH · 37 replies · 8,121+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Wednesday, January 14, 2009 | Unknown
    Cadillac has unveiled pictures of its new presidential limousine, a heavy-duty machine that will transport Barack Obama down Pennsylvania Avenue on Inauguration Day. The images show a sleek black car with the U.S. flag and presidential standard positioned on the front fenders. The vehicle, referred to by the Secret Service as "the beast," will reportedly feature heavy armor that is at least 5 inches thick and comes complete with run-flat tires, bulletproof glass and a completely sealed interior to ward off a chemical attack, among many other high-tech security features. Cadillac confirmed in a press release Wednesday that the company...
  • Obama makes gay ad buys in Ohio, Texas

    03/02/2008 2:24:53 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 76 replies · 314+ views
    gay.com ^ | 3/2/08
    The Obama campaign is lavishing some of its cash advantage on the LGBT community with targeted ad buys in Ohio and Texas leading up to the critical March 4 primaries in both states (Rhode Island and Vermont also vote that day). According to Eric Stern, a member of the Obama LGBT steering committee, the campaign has just completed an ad buy with queer newspapers in the four largest LGBT markets of those two states -- Columbus, Cleveland, Dallas and Houston.
  • (Wheels Fall Off of) Ron Paul Limo Makes Pit Stop in His Hometown

    01/18/2008 9:52:37 AM PST · by anymouse · 17 replies · 133+ views
    Galveston Daily News ^ | January 18, 2008 | Jason Smith
    LAKE JACKSON — Charles Tyler’s mobile 55-foot tribute to presidential candidate Ron Paul was afflicted with a problem the congressman’s grassroots campaign is unlikely to face. It lost its bearings. Tyler is the driver of a stretch limousine adorned with images and slogans of the Lake Jackson lawmaker, promoting Paul’s bid for the Republican presidential nomination. He was driving Wednesday through Houston when the wheel literally came off. “I had already driven from Florida and still had thousands of miles left, so I was pretty upset it already needed repairs,” said the 50-year-old Paul supporter, who is making his way...
  • Federal customs agents puts brakes on soldier enjoying ‘possible war trophy (New Haven, CT)

    05/20/2006 10:11:09 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 13 replies · 853+ views
    New Haven Register ^ | 5-20-06 | Matt Apuzzo
    NEW HAVEN — Federal customs agents seized a Mercedes-Benz on Thursday from an Army reservist who said the armor-plated, bulletproof luxury car likely belonged to Saddam Hussein. First Sgt. William von Zehle said he bought the car while serving in Iraq. U.S. Immigration and Customs enforcement agents said the car, which was also equipped with loudspeakers and hidden microphones, was being treated as a "possible war trophy." "It belonged to the former Iraqi regime," ICE spokesman Dean Boyd said. He said investigators were unsure whether the former Iraqi dictator actually owned it. Von Zehle, of Ridgefield, was quoted in news...
  • Hummer Limo Carjacked (Dumbass of the Day)

    10/24/2005 10:43:24 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 16 replies · 1,711+ views
    WOAI ^ | 10-24-05 | Mikey_1962
    A Hummer limo filled with people celebrating a birthday party turned into a wild ride early Sunday after a man attempted to steal it, San Antonio Police said. What the suspect did not realize was there were 15 people in the back of the limo. Twenty-one-year-old Noe Ochoa was arrested, police said. He was held down by people in the limo until officers arrived. Party-goers could not believe what was happening. “The Hummer starts to move and everybody's like, ‘What's going on?’” Kenneth Thornton said. His friends had rented the limo for Kenneth’s 28th birthday. The limo driver was apparently...
  • Bush to parade new Cadillac

    01/17/2005 8:15:08 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 51 replies · 2,120+ views
    washington times ^ | 1-17-05 | AP
    DETROIT (AP) — Americans will get an idea of what Cadillac's newest model will look like when President Bush rides down Pennsylvania Avenue on Thursday. Mr. Bush will take part in the inaugural parade in a jet-black Cadillac DTS limousine produced by General Motors Corp. It will provide a glimpse of the design direction of the mass-produced version of the 2006 DTS. "General Motors and Cadillac are proud to write this latest chapter in American automotive history," said GM Chairman and Chief Executive Rick Wagoner.
  • Bob Graham arrives in Jaguar (from Drudge)

    07/16/2003 5:51:43 PM PDT · by Blueflag · 10 replies · 158+ views
    Drudge report ^ | today | Drudge
    It's not so bad that Graham arrived at a Bluegrass festival in a suit and a Jaguar -- evidently a friend's car. But if you look at the Va. license on the front, it has a handicapped logo. I wonder who "SUSDY" is an IF they are really handicapped or just using the ruse to get good parking at the capitol.
  • Barbra Streisand and the Little People

    10/11/2002 10:07:55 AM PDT · by Callahan · 12 replies · 202+ views
    www.barbrastreisand.com | 10/11/02 | Me
    Here's some amusing info about limousine liberal Barbra Streisand, champion of the working man, as heard on the Stern Show: Barbra and her husband James Brolin went out to dinner and when they got the bill for $180, she pulled out a $100 gift certificate and calculated her tip based on the $80 left on the bill. She left only a $12 tip on the $180 tab. Keep looking out for the little guy, Babs.