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Obama to Speak on Hurricane Irene

by Keith Koffler on August 26, 2011, 10:35 am

He’ll appear at 11:30 am Obama Standard Time, which is anywhere from five minutes to an hour later than the actual time zone where President Obama is at the moment.

We’ll live stream it here.

UPDATE: ¬†Apologies, but I was unable to get video on the website of Obama’s statement, which actually started on time. Obama made a short statement, emphasizing the seriousness of the storm and the need to prepare.

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Susan August 26, 2011 at 10:40 am

What? He’s interrupting his golf game today? Last night Mark Levin interviewed a resident of MV who owns a home down the road from the Obama’s vacation digs. He was none to happy that he was unable to reach his home and prepare for the hurricane because the Obama family is remaining firmly entrenched at MV.

Brenda August 26, 2011 at 1:35 pm

I live in S. Florida and know a little about preparing for hurricanes. Some can be done ahead of time but lots is last minute stuff that needs to be done and it takes time. I would be LIVID if I were told I couldn’t get to my house to ready it for the storm. How can a private citizen be kept from his home?

ol' gator August 26, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Oh I can see it now… after the storm tears up MV, Oprah goes on “special assignment ” (cameras, golf carts and all) to find her lost hero moochie in the wilds of MV.. they push back the brush, the trees, the debris, the caterer’s tents and there is moochie standing strong, a glorious survivor , having been forced to live on lobster,caviar, mounds of french fries, sweet potato pie, fried chicken, pig fat cakes, twinkies, champaign and diet coke….A gushing Oprah will insist upon a monument being raised…. or perhaps a national holiday…

So much “history”, so little time …

lc southern August 26, 2011 at 10:50 am

The Obamas will never give up vacation time…does not matter that the “little” people may want to prepare for the hurricane…

QueenOfScott August 26, 2011 at 10:51 am

From which hole will the POtuS speak? Fore!

Star August 26, 2011 at 2:16 pm

What hole? Pie.

sablegsd August 26, 2011 at 8:39 pm

ass

Russell August 26, 2011 at 10:53 am

There are some basic simple signs of a leader.
1) a leader is always prepared
2) a leader always has a foundation of principles that guide them
3) a leader is not afraid to go it alone if necessary
4) a leader is always on time and is very concerned about “wasted time”

Is this what we are currently observing?

Tim August 26, 2011 at 10:57 am

Cue in “Let’s do the time warp againnnn”

srdem65 August 26, 2011 at 11:03 am

Never let a crisis go…well, we know the rest.

Star August 26, 2011 at 11:08 am

The irony is they may create jobs clearing brush. Temp jobs…

Kathy August 26, 2011 at 11:07 am

These people are completely unbelievable. Instead of returning to DC and not only prepare for the hurricane, their lack of concern/comments for the millions of Americans who WILL be affected by the storm is pathetic. Cut your damn vacation short, return to DC and at least look like you care about the people. Disgusting.

Lizzy August 26, 2011 at 11:41 am

I did not see him just a still pic and his voice. If that was it may I just say
you can’t drag yourself at least in front of a camera to do it live? You are
talking about a crisis that could cost lives and jobs and business’s please
they now should go back they’ve sponged enough and the thought of them
resting during a hurricane is obscene.

RWC August 26, 2011 at 11:50 am

On Levin last night there was a caller with a house about a 1/4 mile from where the Messiah is. He can’t get up there to secure his house because the SCOAMF is there.

Car In August 26, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Did he have to leave the house? Or is it a vacation joint?

Do they make people abandon their own properties?

That is the one thing about Bush and his ranch vacations that never gets mentioned by the Obama apologists. It was easier (and there for cheaper) to secure. I doubt many folks were unable to get upon their own property when Bush was HOME.

Mrs Compton August 26, 2011 at 11:54 am

OMG, is the another first? He spoke BEFORE something happened? I guess that gives him a pass now to not speak on it for days after it’s happened. Oh wait, it hits in his base doesn’t it? I guess FEMA is already on their way with cash in hand.

FromMissouri2 August 26, 2011 at 11:55 am

I’m just waiting for some one to post his comments….I’m sure everyone in the path of the storm will be so much safer after they read/hear the Messiah’s wize words of comfort and guide…..FORE….

girly1 August 26, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Does anyone even listen to him anymore? He lost all credibility after the Gulf spill – showing up 30 days late…and in the wrong State (FLA) for the photo op of himself and his daughter swimming in the Gulf waters.

The least the SS could do is to personally board up the homes of all of the Island residents who are not allowed to access their properties!

Granny Jan August 26, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Does Getty post prissy-faced Obama photos just for Drudge to use?

http://www.daylife.com/photo/03dHabF87V60f?q=obama

Car In August 26, 2011 at 12:36 pm

What would we do without him?

hman August 26, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Golf, fried foods and Moochie/”Moochele” – over and over again on WHD. I think I’m just one of a handful that drops in here – I sincerely kinda expected more from you commenters. Yawn.

hman August 26, 2011 at 10:12 pm

I mean, can someone throw in an off-color/tacky joke about Sonia Sotomayor or Elena Kagan for a change? I know this site is about “The One” but I am being totally serious, you guys.

Star August 27, 2011 at 11:17 am

We’re way over those two.

Droid September 1, 2011 at 11:15 am

I cant even believe that the government would bring up lack of funds to help out hurricace Irene victims. There should never be a time that any government says there is a limit to the resources that are available for victims who have lost their homes and their lives. I am ashamed to hear the discussion even brought up from FEMA and it does not belong in the media. We should focus more on helping those in need knowing that there will be every effort made to make sure funds are always set aside for disaster relief.