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Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Someone's Not Doing Their Job:

As you can see, someone on Mr Obama's staff didn't do their job and, as a result, our Mr Obama got egg on his face in Ireland, leaving the US Embassy.

Anyone with a good background of 4 X 4'ing knows this is called a "high center," and in the instance here it results from the wheelbase of Mr Obama's limousine (as I documented here) being overly long and its chassis height too short -- for the approach angle, departure angle and height of that concrete rise.

Looking at the wheelbase of the ObamaMobiles (the lead vehicle does not contain Mr Obama) and the peak of that exit rise, someone with a practiced eye could readily have observed that the length and angles would be incompatible.

This video tells me two very, very important things:

1. The USSS failed to do adequate prep in terms of the routes to and from the Embassy;
2. The USSS failed miserably in their response when the vehicle stopped

Had this event occurred on other soil, that is to say, an overtly hostile or moderately hostile or questionable country, this would have been an Epic Fail for the USSS on the above points and placed their principal, Mr Obama, in grave jeopardy. You did note, did you not, the inordinately long amount of time it took agents to even open their doors to examine the situation, and the fact they placed no immediate defensive measures around their charge?

This is poor planning and lazy execution.

Something is going on. This is not customary for the United States Secret Service.



Blogger Z said...

REALLY, BZ? I know this is kind of your business, so I suppose you'd know what's a complete failure and stupidity and what was "something's going on!"
I had to laugh!! So'd the crowd (I loved that!)
well.......Mr Obama, sometimes your perfect world isn't so perfect, huh?
Boy, I'll bet heads'll roll!

Mon May 23, 06:06:00 PM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Maybe the SS DID do their job...

Maybe the assassins didn't show up on time...

Just sayin'...

Mon May 23, 07:59:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Z: thanks for the acknowledgment.

When the surrounding public laughs and points, that's absolutely a Massive Fail -- during GOOD times.

There was a huge, a HUGE failure here.

My point is this: WHY did it occur and WHY was it not foreseen?


Mon May 23, 08:01:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

TF, I submit there is actually MUCH more going on here.

I still have some contacts in the federal system. And they are not providing me with information.

They are conspicuously quiet.


Mon May 23, 08:06:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

This is not customary for the United States Secret Service.

My thought exactly!

Although I hate conspiracy theories, I think that this incident indicates more than a simple lapse on the part of the Secret Service.

Tue May 24, 04:07:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Scotty said...

Having driven my share of tractor trailers of various combinations it works just the same as 4x4's

I've hung up a couple of low boy trailers during training at the school of hard knocks.

Any person worth his salt should have seen the problem before it ever got where it did.

I agree BZ it's a serious deal! Somebody botched it by not knowing this was going to happen.

Tue May 24, 07:02:00 AM PDT  
Blogger CJ said...

BZ -

I've got a friend who recently went to work for the USSS so maybe I'm overly sensitive to mentions of them but lately they seem to be having a tough time of it lately. Hopefully they'll get their act together soon, before something horrible happens.


Tue May 24, 08:48:00 AM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

CJ -- Define *something horrible*...

Tue May 24, 01:51:00 PM PDT  
Blogger mrchuck said...

Talk about a "career ending" fu*k up, this is a huge one.
Keep moving is the mantra that is never EVER to be broken.
-1 to the terrorists that missed this one,,,pity.

Tue May 24, 04:33:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Old NFO said...

Huge failure is right... I'd bet they drove them IN fine, but no one checked on the out!

Tue May 24, 05:15:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Scotty: I too have my Class A license wherein I am licensed to drive multiple axle tractors and, PARTICULARLY with a low boy, you MUST know your route!

cj, Chuck, NFO: further, no one on the USSS suspected that whatEVER they do WON'T be captured on someone's phone or vidcam?


Tue May 24, 06:08:00 PM PDT  

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