Monday, May 23, 2011

Midwest Devastated; President Goes on Vacation

Damage in Joplin, Missouri
Joplin MO, May 23, 2011. Over one hundred people are dead and even more injured after tornadoes tore though parts of the Midwest on Sunday. Through Monday afternoon, there have been 51 tornado reports from Sunday's storms according to the Storm Prediction Center.

At least 89 people were killed in Joplin, Mo., which received the worst of the severe weather. This could be in the top 10 deadliest tornadoes in all time, none of which have occurred since 1953.

A massive tornado that tore a 6-mile path across southwestern Missouri as it slammed into the city of Joplin, ripping into a hospital, crushing cars like soda cans and leaving a forest of splintered tree trunks behind where entire neighborhoods once stood.

Authorities warned that the death toll could climb as search and rescue workers continued their efforts. Their task was made more miserable as a new thunderstorm with strong winds and
heavy rain pelted part of the city with quarter-sized hail.

City manager Mark Rohr announced the number of known dead at a pre-dawn news conference outside the wreckage of a hospital that took a direct hit from Sunday's storm. 

Much of the city's south side was leveled, with churches, schools, businesses and homes reduced to ruins by winds of up to 165 mph.

Jasper County emergency management director Keith Stammer said about 2,000 buildings were damaged.

Joplin fire chief Mitch Randles estimated the damage covered a quarter or more of the city of about 50,000 people some 160 miles south of Kansas City. He said his home was among those destroyed. An unknown number of people were injured, and officials said patients were scattered to any nearby hospitals that could take them.

A series of gas leaks caused fires around the city overnight, and Gov. Jay Nixon said some were still burning early Monday. Nixon said he feared the death toll would rise but that he also expected survivors to be found in the rubble.

O'Bama clan greeted at airport in Ireland
Despite the devastation in the Midwest, President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, and First Lady Michelle Obama decided to go ahead with their planned vacation to Europe.

One source told us "It was a simple decision, since most of the dead and injured were white people.  This is nothing serious... like Hurricane Katrina was."

The President has some very odd priorities. The nation suffers from record high unemployment. Our debt is $14 trillion and soaring, with a yearly deficit of more than $1.6 trillion.

The First Couple samples Irish Ale
The nation is being racked by flooding and storms, with hundreds dead and entire towns destroyed.

And where is President Barack Hussein Obama? He is in Ireland, drinking beer and tracing his ancestral roots. Visiting some distant cousins!

The media isn't reporting this story. Instead, they are reporting how wonderful it is that Obama is drinking beer, shaking hands, greeting fans, and tracing his ancestral roots.

This is the very same media that slammed George Bush whenever he went home to his Texas ranch on weekends. They said he had more important things to do.


  1. Obama always manages to leave town when a huge disaster hits the U.S. Remember the cries over Bush not going to NOLA fast enough after Katrina? No one seems to object to the Obama's travels abroad.

    BTW,in that picture showing the Obama's being greeted in Ireland, what the heck is that on Michelle's head? It looks like she was caught in a tornado in spite of the distance.

    Lois Lane

  2. I didn't notice her head at all. I was distracted by her huge butt sticking out....

  3. Hold on... this explains the hair...

  4. Is tracing his ancestral roots the same as the Clintons looking in the White House basement for their core values?
    Did he teach his children "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling"?

  5. Wait the hair do looks like Donald Trump!