Archive for April 27th, 2013

27
Apr
13

The President…..

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And Conan O’Brien:

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And another video or two:

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27
Apr
13

Obama: The Movie

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27
Apr
13

More WHCD? Yes!

“Ed Henry just talked about truthful reporting. No, seriously.”

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White House live * C-Span * CBS

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Conan O’Brien, First lady Michelle Obama, Michael Clemente of Fox and President Obama

27
Apr
13

Yep, more WHCD

C-Span say President Obama will speak at 10:15 EST, and Conan O’Brien at 10:40

C-Span * CBS

White House live (from 9:45)

 

27
Apr
13

Even More WHCD

Tumblr: Getting ready for the Correspondents’ Dinner 😎

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C-Span * CBS

White House live (from 9:45)

27
Apr
13

More WHCD….

Random old WHCD pic

C-Span

Not sure about CNN * CBS * MSNBC

White House Live coverages starts at 9:45

27
Apr
13

Heads Up: It’s WHCD arrivals time

Coverage starts at 6:15 on C-Span

 And this is the C-Span WHCD channel – not sure if this link will have live coverage too, or if it’s just showing previous WHCDs?

Try MSNBC, CBS and CNN too – and E!

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Don’t know when the President is due to speak, but coverage at White House live starts at 9:45

27
Apr
13

The man in the arena

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

—Theodore Roosevelt, in a speech at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, on April 23, 1910

If one were to read the usual—and not so usual—quarters, one would be led to the conclusion that President Barack Obama orchestrated the entire deal which vacated the sequester on the FAA, while leaving intact the sequester on every other segment of our government. One would be forgiven for thinking that Obama signed legislation which had been passed in the teeth of stern Democratic opposition, siding with Republicans and perhaps a rump of conservative Democrats.

One would not learn from reading in these quarters that the FAA “fix” passed by unanimous consent in the Senate.

Now, this is more Senate Newspeak, so what does it mean? Simply put, the measure was put before the Senate, and not one single Senator voiced an objection to it. Not Bernie Sanders. Not Elizabeth Warren. All the paragons of the Left signed off on the bill.

Continue reading ‘The man in the arena’

27
Apr
13

Chat Away

There are an endless number of reasons why it’s so excellent having a few blog tyrants in action, but having found this WHCD post from two years ago when I was searching for old stuff …… this is another reason. When I start snoozing, it’s unlikely the other tyrants will allow the comment count reach …… 621. 😳

Mind you, that wasn’t the worst:

Chat away!

27
Apr
13

Rise and Shine

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Today:

8:0: The President delivers remarks at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner; The First Lady attends

Tomorrow: The President has no public events scheduled

Monday: The President will deliver remarks at the National Academy of Sciences 150th Anniversary

Tuesday: As part of the Joining Forces initiative, President Obama, Vice President Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden will make a significant employment announcement for veterans and military spouses. This event will take place at the White House

Wednesday: The President will attend meetings at the White House

Thursday: In the morning, the President will depart Washington, DC for his visit to Mexico and Costa Rica

Friday: In the afternoon, the President will depart Mexico for Costa Rica

Saturday: In the afternoon, the President will depart Costa Rica and return to Washington, DC

Sunday: The President will deliver the commencement address at Ohio State University. He will return to Washington, DC, later that day

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Please note: formal dress only for the WHCD, so any TODers who turn up here tonight in jeans will be thrown out.

Breaking: AMK wants to wear his pajamas, because of timezone issues – so, he has an exemption.

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ThinkProgress: 12 Programs Congress Refuses To Save From Automatic Spending Cuts

After thousands of flight delays across the country this week, the Senate voted Thursday night to give the Federal Aviation Administration the flexibility to keep the nation’s airports running smoothly … That means lawmakers will be able to fly home for recess this weekend without any delays ….. Unfortunately, though, Congress has shown no willingness to provide similar relief for the families that are being hammered by sequestration in other ways. Here are 12 programs that have experienced devastating cuts because Congress insists on cutting spending when it doesn’t need to — and that have been ignored by the same lawmakers who leaped to action as soon as their trips home were going to take a little longer:

1 Long-term unemployment, 2 Head Start, 3 Cancer treatment, 4 Health research, 5 Low-income housing, 6 Student aid, 7 Meals On Wheels, 8 Disaster relief,
9 Heating assistance, 10 Workplace safety, 11 Obamacare, 12 Child care….

See post for details

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Business Insider: his week G.E. Capital Finance announced that it would no longer finance gun purchases, becoming the latest in a string of companies that have decided to leave a large amount of money on the table rather than risk their reputations on the gun business.

It’s one of the few places where the high-profile publicity campaign in support of increased gun control has led to a real world result….

More here

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A really powerful website: TheyDontWorkForYou.org

Thanks CarolMaeWY

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