Archive for April 28th, 2011

28
Apr
11

there is *always* hope. night everyone.

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Tomorrow, the President and First Lady will sit with Gabrielle Giffords as they watch the launch of Endeavour with her husband Mark Kelly on board. There is always hope.

Night everyone, see you tomorrow

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Friday:

8:30 AM The first family departs the White House

10:50 AM Arrives in Alabama

11:10 AM President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama view the damage in Alabama, as well as meeting with Governor Bentley, state and local officials and families affected by the storms

12:45 PM The first family departs Alabama

2:10 PM: Arrives in Cape Canaveral, Florida

2:45 PM The first family tours the orbiter processing facility

3:30 PM: …views the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour

5:40 PM President Obama arrives in Miami, Florida

6:55 PM: ….delivers the Miami Dade College commencement address

9:05 PM … departs Miami

11:30 PM … arrives at the White House

28
Apr
11

some things are just unforgivable

28
Apr
11

west wing week: “final adjustments” (april 29, 2011),

28
Apr
11

‘he’s used to it’

Jakarta, Indonesia, 1971

The Atlantic: ……After lunch, the group took a walk, with Barry running ahead. A flock of Indonesian children began lobbing rocks in his direction. They ducked behind a wall and shouted racial epithets. He seemed unfazed, dancing around as though playing dodge ball “with unseen players,” [fellow American and friend Elizabeth] Bryant said. Ann [Barack Obama’s mother] did not react. Assuming she must not have understood the words, Bryant offered to intervene. “No, he’s O.K.,” Ann said. “He’s used to it.”

28
Apr
11

a penny for your thoughts

President Barack Obama waits in the Blue Room of the White House before announcing personnel changes in the East Room, April 28. Standing with the President, from left, are: Vice President Joe Biden, Ambassador Ryan Crocker, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and General David Petraeus. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

28
Apr
11

nice

See here

Thank you Dorothy 😉

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Read here about Trump’s history with “the blacks” – thank you Edwina.

28
Apr
11

friday

President Obama will travel to Alabama tomorrow to view tornado damage after storms throughout much of the U.S. Southeast killed hundreds of people. The White House announced that the president would meet with Governor Robert Bentley, state and local officials and families.

The President then travels to Cape Canaveral for the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour, which will also be watched by U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and as many as 700,000 onlookers. First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha are also scheduled to be at the launch.

The prospects of crosswinds and cloud cover have increased the probability of a weather-delayed launch to 30 percent, up from the 20 percent prediction NASA has been holding much of the week.

The shuttle launch is scheduled for 3:47 p.m. Eastern Time.

Later in the day, the President is due to give the commencement address at Miami Dade College at 7:00 p.m.

28
Apr
11

works a treat

First lady Michelle Obama takes questions while meeting with the children of White House employees on “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day,” April 28

Text of the Q&A here

28
Apr
11

afternoon, panama

President Barack Obama listens as Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli speaks in the Oval Office, April 28

28
Apr
11

reshuffle

President Barack Obama speaks as Leon Panetta, Army General David Petraeus, Marine General John Allen, and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, listen during an event to announce national security personnel changes. The President has tapped current CIA Director Leon Panetta to succeed Robert Gates as the next Secretary of Defense, General David Petraeus to be the next CIA Director, Ryan Crocker to be the next U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, and General John Allen to succeed Petraeus as commander for ISAF and commander for U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Text of remarks here




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