First, it was the flies.
Then came the bees — THOUSANDS of them.
Next came the rodents.
Next came the Gulf oil disaster that is taking on biblical proportions.
Now, it’s thunder, rain, and lightning so ferocious that Obama’s Memorial Day event in Illinois had to be cancelled.
Do you think someone upstairs is trying to send a message to Obama? LOL
Maya Randall of the Wall St. Journal reports on May 31, 2010 that “heavy thunderstorms caused” Obama to cancel a Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill. Thunder and lightning started rolling in over Elwood, south of Chicago, just as the ceremony was to begin.
“Excuse me, everybody listen up,” Obama told the crowd at the event, according to a White House pool report. “We are a little bit concerned about lightning. This may not be safe. A little bit of rain doesn’t hurt anybody but we don’t want anybody struck by lightning.”
As people trudged, drenched and barefoot, across flooded fields to take shelter in available vehicles, a wreath Obama laid earlier blew over. White House spokesman Bill Burton walked van to van in the downpour to alert attendees that the ceremony would be canceled. Instead, Obama would visit with service families who had crowded onto buses. […] Obama and his family have been staying in their pre-presidential digs in Chicago for the holiday weekend. The president will head back to Washington on Monday afternoon.
It really doesn’t help that as the Memorial Day weekend began, Teabagger-in-Chief Obama proclaimed June to be the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.
In the announcement on the White House website, Obama also vowed to “give committed gay couples the same rights and responsibilities afforded to any married couple” by repealing the Defense of Marriage Act, while conveniently leaving out the fact that gay couples can obtain those “rights and responsibilities” as domestic partners. Obama also promised to secure gay adoption rights, end “employment discrimination against LGBT Americans” (hello, ENDA!), as well as end the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
On top of the flies, bees, rodents, scientists from the USDA (U.S. Dept of Agriculture) are now warning that the worst grasshopper outbreak in 30 years could strike ranches and agricultural land in the Great Plains states this summer, between late July and early August.
Keep it up, Obama! It’ll be plague of frogs and locusts next.