Saturday, August 31, 2013

Obama's Speech on Syria Aug. 31

Action is not time sensitive, Obama said. But even though he's convinced striking Syria will help deter Syria's government from using chemical weapons in the future, he's made a second decision -- to seek authorization from Congress. The ickiest Congress ever might be an advantage in this situation, for those of us who don't want to see any military action.
Nice move by Obama to throw the ball in Congress's court. They were too busy playing in the sandbox. Now Obama's welcomed them to behave like adults and make a decision.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Obama Today

Hey! Videos, speeches, Obama's daily happenings... it's all at my new site. All the good stuff, none of the blah, blah, blah.

Friday, August 09, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

Monday, July 01, 2013

Getting Healthcare Through Exchanges

Here are a few links that will help you understand how the healthcare exchanges work:

Pretty much all you need to know. Just answer each question.

NPR' Morning Edition did a great job answering questions this morning.

Obama in Africa June 27-July 2 2013

Photos here and here (more coming)

This kid clearly did not realize he was talking/rapping to the President of the U.S.  Obama's posture also looks strangely like GWB's.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Obama's Schedule April 29

Times are eastern.

10:15 AM
Obama and Biden receive the presidential daily briefing.
11:20 AM
Obama delivers remarks at the National Academy of Sciences 150th Anniversary. Live stream
12:30 PM
White House press briefing.
2:30 PM
Obama announces a new transportation secretary Live stream

Obama Roasts Media and Republicans at WH Correspondents Dinner 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Obama's Schedule April 24

Times are eastern.

1:45 AM
The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press
12:45 PM
The Vice President delivers remarks
Briggs Field
Open to pre-credentialed media
3:30 PM
The President and the Vice President meet with Secretary of the Treasury Lew
Oval Office
Closed Press
4:25 PM
The President and the First Lady depart the White House en route Joint Base Andrews
South Lawn
Open Press
4:40 PM
The President and the First Lady depart Joint Base Andrews en route Dallas, Texas
Joint Base Andrews
Travel Pool Coverage
7:35 PM
The President and the First Lady arrive Dallas, Texas
Local Event Time: 
6:35 PM CDT
Dallas Love Field Airport
Open Press
8:35 PM
The President delivers remarks at a DNC event; the First Lady also attends
Local Event Time: 
7:35 PM CDT
Private Residence
Print Pool

Monday, April 22, 2013

White House Press Briefing April 22

On Thursday, Obamas will travel to Baylor U in Texas for the memorial of those who died in the fertilizer plant explosion.

Obama Tours White House Science Fair April 22

Live from the Science Fair at the White House

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Obama's Schedule April 22

Times are eastern.

10:45 AM
Obama and Biden receive the presidential daily briefing.
12:00 PM
White House press briefing.
1:35 PM
Obama views science fair projects.
2:25 PM
Obama delivers remarks at the White House Science Fair.

Students in Georgia Promote Integrated Prom

The feel good story of the day. It seems the younger people of the world today have a sort of collective intelligence that reaches beyond academics. This is why the GOP has a lot of work to do.
On on another note, who would've thought there were still some high schools in America throwing white and black proms?

Student Finds Major Error on Austerity Report by Famed Economists

Bad data used by Rogoff and Reinhart, who advocate economic austerity.
R&R's response.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Obama's Statement on Captured Bombing Suspect April 19

Obama sends prayers to Collier family and tells Texans, devastated by the fertilizer explosion, they have not been forgotten. Obama says he's talked to Perry and West, Texas will have what it needs.
"One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Boston Bombing Suspect in Custody April 19

Obama is set to speak tonight, according to WH spokesman, Josh Earnest.

Boston Bombing Suspects: One Dead One at Large

FBI photo. The suspects are from Chechnya. Motive is yet unknown. Obama was briefed overnight.
The Uof Mass Dartmouth says the suspect is a student. The campus is closed.

The overnight gun fire that killed one of the suspects. That's a lot of gunfire.

19 year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of Cambridge. Dzhokhar's brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, the other suspect, was killed overnight.

West Wing Week April 19

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Obama's Statement on the Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Apparently, the plant hadn't been inspected since 1985.
Today our prayers go out to the people of West, Texas in the aftermath of last night’s deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant.   A tight-knit community has been shaken, and good, hard-working people have lost their lives.  I want to thank the first responders who worked tirelessly through the night to contain the situation and treat the wounded.  My Administration, through FEMA and other agencies, is in close contact with our state and local partners on the ground to make sure there are no unmet needs as search and rescue and response operations continue.  West is a town that many Texans hold near and dear to their hearts, and as residents continue to respond to this tragedy, they will have the support of the American people.

Obama's Schedule April 19

Times are eastern.

10:30 AM
The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press
11:15 AM
The President meets with senior advisors
Oval Office
Closed Press
3:00 PM
The Vice President meets with Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso of Japan
The White House
Closed Press

Obama Blasts Senate and Gun Lobby

The four loser democrats voting against gun background checks:
Three of those lawmakers — Sens. Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Max Baucus of Montana, and Mark Begich of Alaska — face competitive re-election races in deep-red states next year. The fourth, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, was elected to her first Senate term in 2012. More at Business Insider

In full:

Obama Speaks at Boston Interfaith Service April 18

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Today With President Barack Obama April 11

Dear Readers,
I've kept this blog going daily since 2008, and as some of you have noticed, I have been absent. Since my absence (tending to something that needed my full attention) I've had the mind to mull things over. I'm not finding much joy in politics anymore, and therefore, it's time for a hiatus. I'm not calling it quits, but the time is right to take a break. It may only be for a few days. But it's likely to be longer.
Feel free to check out the links in my sidebar. It leads you to speeches, photos, video, even Obama's daily schedule. My RebelMouse site is pretty good for photos, videos and what not. It's automatically updated.
Know that I wholeheartedly believe Obama is the greatest POTUS of my lifetime. I'll miss the action. Or maybe not.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Obama's Schedule March 22

Obama tours the crypt containing the birthplace of Jesus in Bethlehem
Times are eastern.

4:30 AM
Obama tours Petra, Jordan.
6:20 AM
Obama departs Amman, Jordan en route Washington, D.C.
12:15 PM
Biden delivers remarks to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Issues Conference.
11:20 PM
Obama arrives at Joint Base Andrews.
11:35 PM
Obama arrives at the White House.

Obama Speaks at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial March 22

Photos of Obama's trip to the Middle East here.

West Wing Week March 22

Obama's Press Conference with Jordan's King Abdullah March 22

Obama's Schedule March 22

Times are eastern.

2:55 AM
The President participates in a wreath laying ceremony at the grave of Theodor Herzl
Local Event Time: 
8:55 AM
Jerusalem, Mt. Herzl
Travel Pool Coverage
3:10 AM
The President participates in a wreath laying ceremony at the grave of Yitzhak Rabin
Local Event Time: 
9:10 AM
Jerusalem, Mt. Herzl
Travel Pool Coverage
3:35 AM
The President tours the Hall of Names
Local Event Time: 
9:35 AM
Jerusalem, Yad Vashem
Travel Pool Coverage
4:10 AM
The President lays a wreath in the Hall of Remembrance
Local Event Time: 
10:10 AM
Jerusalem, Yad Vashem
Press Information
4:30 AM
The President signs a guest book and delivers remarks in the Hall of Children
Local Event Time: 
10:30 AM
Jerusalem, Yad Vashem
Travel Pool Coverage
5:15 AM
The President has lunch with Prime Minister Netanyahu
Local Event Time: 
11:15 AM
Jerusalem, King David Hotel
Closed Press
7:15 AM
The President tours the Church of the Nativity with President Abbas
Local Event Time: 
1:15 PM
Bethlehem, West Bank
Travel Pool Coverage
9:20 AM
The President departs Tel Aviv, Israel en route Amman, Jordan
Local Event Time: 
3:20 PM
Ben Gurion International Airport
Open Press
9:55 AM
The President arrives Amman, Jordan
Local Event Time: 
4:55 PM
Queen Alia International Airport
Open Press
10:35 AM
The President arrives at Al Hummar, the official offices of His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan
Local Event Time: 
5:35 PM
Al Hummar Offices, Amman
Press Information
10:40 AM
The President is met by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan with an official arrival ceremony
Local Event Time: 
5:40 PM
Al Hummar Offices, Amman
Open Press
10:55 AM
The President participates in a restricted bilateral meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan
Local Event Time: 
5:55 PM
Al Hummar Offices, Amman
Pool Spray at the Top
11:15 AM
The President participates in an expanded bilateral meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan
Local Event Time: 
6:15 PM
Al Hummar Offices, Amman
Closed Press
11:45 AM
The President and His Majesty King Abdullah II host a press conference
Local Event Time: 
6:45 PM
Al Hummar Offices, Amman
Open Press
1:50 PM
The President attends a dinner with His Majesty King Abdullah II
Local Event Time: 
8:50 PM
Amman, Beit Al Urdun Private Residence
Closed Press