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Presidential Teleprompter Truck Stolen. Semaphore flags now?

How will Obama remember his lines now? Thieves steal truck with President's trusted Teleprompter inside Podium with presidential seal and sound system taken Vehicle reportedly held $200,000 worth of equipment.
By LAURIE WHITWELL, 19th October 2011

President Obama may find it a little harder to deliver those... speeches full of clever rhetoric for the time being. A truck containing his trusty see-through Teleprompter was stolen by thieves while parked outside a hotel in Richmond, Virginia, ahead of Wednesday's presidential visit to Chesterfield....

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Teleprompter Heist

"T.O.T.U.S. was kidnapped? Who will lead the U.S now?"

...one of the replies there, lol


As I said, these are policy

As I said, these are policy settings. As long as you have something specified there, the respective setting is enforced by the system and hence greyed out. If you don't want that: delete the values.

Our teleprompter reader was not stolen. Just props heisted.

Teleprompters, podiums, flags, & such were stolen.

Mr O, our teleprompter reader was packaged separately. He was not included in the heist.

Semaphore will probably communicate his message better anyway. Easier to see what he means.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

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You beat me to it!

:O) I think it is embarrassing to have a president that can't speak without a teleprompter..especially in front of grade school children. If reading what you are supposed to say doesn't say "puppet" then I don't know what does. Sure glad his strings are invisible at least.

That's the story anyways...


Although snopes has this as a "false". The truth they say is this...well apparently we can't copy/paste from snopes..but the jist is this....he actually talked to the sixth graders without a teleprompter..it was only when he moved to another classroom to speak to reporters about his "race to the top" program did he then need multiple teleprompters.

My question...does that make any difference? If you have an education program, couldn't you possibly talk about it without being fed exactly what to say? Sounds to me like he isn't that involved in the actual program, or he wouldn't need to be on remote control. What a douche. And he's our friggin PRESIDENT. I'm going to go puke now.

By executive order, are records of Mr O sealed?

Officially not. Mr O's records are open, unless upon external archival request, Mr O's records are under only normal & customary national records security.

Mr O's records prior to 2009 are sealed under rules & procedures of the organizations holding those records. Presidential records are handled by a procedural "Executive Order" signed the first day Mr O was in office. Odd, but not as bad as one might suspect.

    Obama's First Executive Order 13489 on Jan. 21, 2009

Did President Really Seal His Own Personal Records?

Not exactly. Actually, the first Mr O Excutive Order actually overruled the former President, Mr B. Archive recorded are to be released unless the administration claims "Executive Privilege." That is open archive, unless a claim of "Executive Privilege" is claimed to seal them & sealing is allowed under current law.

Sec. 2. However, nothing in this order is intended to affect the right of the incumbent or former Presidents to invoke executive privilege with respect to materials not identified by the Archivist. [If not requested, no action. If requested, 30 day notice is given to administration. Request granted unless "Executive Privilege" claim seals record.

Sec. 3. Claim of Executive Privilege by Incumbent President. (a) Upon receipt of a notice of intent to disclose Presidential records, the Attorney General (directly or through the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel) and the Counsel to the President shall review as they deem appropriate the records covered by the notice and consult with each other, the Archivist, and such other executive agencies as they deem appropriate concerning whether invocation of executive privilege is justified.
(b) The Attorney General and the Counsel to the President... may jointly determine ... executive privilege is [or] not justified. ...
(c) If either ... [the buck stops at the President.]
(d) If the President decides to invoke executive privilege ... the Archivist shall not disclose the privileged records unless directed to do so by an incumbent President or by a final court order.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

I seem to recall that

the university had the records sealed. I never followed it close enough to be able to say for sure though.