Mr Obama will arrive in India on Saturday for the first leg of an Asian tour.
But as well as the usual security measures that come with welcoming a a visiting dignitary, Indian authorities have decided to go one step further, by removing all natural threats to the president as well.
All coconuts around the city’s Gandhi museum, one of Mr Obama’s stops in the city, are being taken down.
Mani Bhavan, where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his freedom struggle against the British, is among five places the US president is visiting in Mumbai.
“We told the authorities to remove the dry coconuts from trees near the building. Why take a chance?” Mani Bhavan’s executive secretary, Meghshyam Ajgaonkar, told the BBC.
Last week American security officers inspected Mani Bhavan and its surroundings along with other places the president is likely to visit.
Every year in India people are injured or even killed by falling coconuts.
Mr Obama, still smarting from heavy losses in the midterm elections, will visit India, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan and China on the 10-day tour.
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Chanise Foxx, free republic
*** Update below March 7, 2010, 10:06 ET ***
The following comment was posted on this blog at 2010/03/06 at 10:13pm.
“HUGE NEWS AT FREEREPUBLIC!!!
“My name is Chanise Foxx. I work at a office supply store in Kenwood, IL. After nearly 3 years of silence and death threats to me and my family to stay quiet, I am compelled to come forward and tell the world my secret.
“I helped Obama campaign staffer Divorah Adler create a fake birth certificate for use in the famous Fact Check story to prove the world of Obama’s birth in the 2008 election. Divorah approached me in early 2007 and held onto the birth certificate until she released it in August 2008.
“As I’ve been making fake IDs part-time for local college students for about eight years now, faking a birth certificate was actually quite easy. Our first step was to get our hands on someone else’s birth certificate from Hawaii. We then created the stationary to match.
“Next, we had to create an embossed stamp and rubber signature stamp for Hawaiian officials. With the help of a high-resolution scanner at the store, I did most of my work at night when the place was vacant…””
This morning around 8:00 EST, I attempted to access the article on Free Republic and was unable to access the article or Free Republic. I searched on Google and got this.
“Results for: Chanise Foxx free republic
DOH indirectly confirms: Factcheck COLB date filed and certificate …http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2465278/posts?page=6 … My name is Chanise Foxx. I work at a office supply store in Kenwood, IL. …
www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2457491/posts?page… – 5 hours ago -”
This proved that the article had been posted.
I then tried to access the cache and was unable to access it.
Another commmenter on this blog was unable to access Free Republic when I made the request.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
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The ganja gala is set to go down this weekend in L.A. — and according to the ad, marijuana patients are going to “celebrate Obama ending DEA raids” on weed stores.
A rep for the White House told TMZ there’s a longstanding policy “disapproving of the use of the President’s name and likeness for commercial purposes” — but the rep wouldn’t say if the Photoshoppin’ potheads were going to face legal action over the ad.
Either way … we’re guessing the wave of paranoia that’s about to engulf the tokers responsible for messing with the Most Powerful Man on the Planet will be punishment enough