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Oh dear, Obama's car, nicknamed 'the beast', gets stuck in Dublin

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by DoctorWatsOn, May 23, 2011.

  1. DoctorWatsOn

    DoctorWatsOn Well-Known Member

    This has got to be one of the funniest things I've seen recently....

    BBC video report HERE.

    I don't think the Queen had any problems like that last week in Ireland, makes me proud to be British! :D
  2. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    Just goes to prove Americans are becoming obese.
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  3. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Looks more like the supports on the front of the car gave out rather than it getting caught on the ramp. :confused:
  4. Fufu

    Fufu Well-Known Member

  5. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    It is because of the double gradient meeting at one point next to the gate combined with the factors of having a secure vehicle (it's weight) at the length it was which proportionally failed when the cars ground clearance was changed by the lower points of elevation at the tires because of their distance apart from each other which caused the peak of the ramp to be at a superimposed height in relation to the ground level at the tires which again was amplified by the distance between them. This was poor planning. Who ever was responsible for planning and deploying the motorcade routes is responsible. The driver should have questioned the orientation of the exit as well.
  6. grant sarver

    grant sarver Well-Known Member

    All good points. Probably the Secret Services fault though. A "dry run" would have given away the route, and the driver probably can't deviate from the planned route except in emergency.
  7. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Very very true...he should have still made his concerns known seeing that he is the driver for a car with a first name and who would know the cars limitations under human control better than him. :)

    Secret service reviews the route for safety and usually designates a specific route for when they are at home...abroad I'm sure it depends what country they are in as to who has say in what would be the safest route.... but yeah they should have for sure ran that through once at least. It is not a big deal...more of an embarrassment in general.
  8. DoctorWatsOn

    DoctorWatsOn Well-Known Member

    Summed up in three words....

    A cock up.
  9. DoctorWatsOn

    DoctorWatsOn Well-Known Member

    Or in this case couldn't even deviate if there was an emergency, on the basis they were somewhat 'high & dry'. :D
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  10. User

    User Well-Known Member

    The Beast needs hydraulics to be able to clear obstacles if necessary.

    edit: link fixed
  11. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    Well that didn't take long. Didn't even make it past 2 posts for an anti-American post.
    Mikey likes this.
  12. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    Um.. considering that I am American, I do not see how that was an anti-American post. I think you're reading into it way too much.
  13. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    By an American no less.
  14. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member


    Obama is 3% Irish.
    I think if Obama didn't want people *****ing about his heritage, he should have made this trip to Ireland sooner :)
    He looks good with the dark pint (product placement bottom left, mayor's left hand).
    a legacy reborn likes this.
  15. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    Actually the UK has a higher rate of obesity than the US.
  16. a legacy reborn

    a legacy reborn Well-Known Member

    Proof or it didn't happen.
  17. grant sarver

    grant sarver Well-Known Member

    Well, he is O'bama, right?
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  18. jonsidneyb

    jonsidneyb Well-Known Member

  19. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Maybe his plane will crap out then the Irish can keep him :D
    Peggy likes this.
  20. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    I honestly think they run those "studies" to scare us off our lazy bums tbh.. I don't know how true they are or not.
    jonsidneyb likes this.

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