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July 4, 2010

Blog Guy, last month you said that in case extremists get into the White House grounds and overpower the Secret Service, the Obamas have been trained to hide behind trees and shrubs.

OBAMA/You said they even carry bundles of foliage when they cross an open area. You had a photo of Michelle Obama carrying protective bundles of herbs.

Yes, I did say that.Why?

Because I think it’s total hogwash.

Hogwash? That school Harry Potter went to?

No, that’s Hogwarts, you dimwit. I’m talking about balderdash. Drivel. Hokum. Poppycock.

Fine, believe what you like, but you’ll sing a different tune when you see this photo showing President Obama going through a shrub drill at the White House.

A shrub drill?

Yes. The protective shrubs come up without warning, and he has to run a maze. As you can see, he’s quite nimble. I guess you could call shrubs, um, a hedge against terrorism.

OBAMA/Of course it isn’t just shrubs. Whole tree limbs can appear out of nowhere for his protection.

Now see, that’s just total crap. I’ve never heard about this protective tree thing before.

What? You’ve never heard of the Executive Branch?


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U.S. President Barack Obama steps over plants to shake hands after signing the Iran Sanctions Act at the White House in Washington July 1, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

First lady Michelle Obama holds dill while harvesting vegetables in the White House garden with school kids in Washington June 4, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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Bush league security.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive
 

Doc: was that instituted by the previous administration? Or was is something that blossomed on its own?

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

Balderdash: Speed sprints run by seniors…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

hehehe good one :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive
 

Thanks, fwd. This is quite a good deal. Where else can you find freshly blogged material on a day that is both a Sunday AND a national holiday?

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

Yeah, Happy 4th to all the OE gang. So far no fireworks here – and I’m hoping it stays that way.

“Better than weed, join the Oddly Enough blog network.”

Eh, maybe not.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive
 

The ferns are the first line of defence in case of a two frond attack.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive
 

Exactly, Nurse. And with fronds like that, who needs anemones?

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

While the fronds abhor violets, they are no pansies and keep their pistils at the ready. Man, I am sinking to groaning new lows.

Dave – Happy 4th of Quiet and I hope it lasts for a long time.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

This blog kinda grows on you. :-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive
 

No wonder, the First Lady had to have green fingers…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

That’s pretty good, One!

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive
 

@RB: Hmm means you guys don’t get a day-off Monday if National Day lands on Sunday?

@justCAM: Very true. :-)

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive
 

They do have a holiday today, Fwd… just BG being BG… he will be here for his faithful bunch of readers…
He’s a good gardener who tends to his fronds!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Welcome back justCAM, glad to see you made it home safely. Back to the old grindstone eh? Btw, Etcetera loves the toy you brought for him! Thank you again!

And a howdy to all ye OEers! Long time no post eh? I’m back from my time off so I shall be gracing you with my presence once again. Do not panic! Do not run screaming for the nearest exit flapping your arms like chickens! Or if you do, at least wait until I get my camera!

:D

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive
 

Welcome back E!!!!!!!
Missed ya!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

@E … you’re most welcome. I enjoyed the visit and hearing all the juicy gossip about BG. ;-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive
 

Ah yes, the old grindstone …

“Work is the curse of the drinking classes.” – sign at Kennedy’s Bar – Dublin

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive
 

I’m kinda whimpering here CAM, I don’t wanna be here anymore!!! I need a holiday to recover from my holiday!!

That reminds me. I need to check my lotto ticket.

:(

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive
 

E! There ya are! :)

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

Yup ifly, there I is!!

:D

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive
 

What the Secret Service needs to do is instruct them in the old Monty Python lesson “How Not to Be Seen”.

Posted by kgolden1 | Report as abusive
 

Good E, I like when you is where you are at which is there. :)

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

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