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Obama Schedule || Tuesday August 9, 2011

10:00 am || Receives Presidential Daily Briefing
11:05 am || Delivers remarks on fuel efficiency standards for work trucks, buses, and other heavy duty vehicles; Springfield, VA
2:05 pm || Meets with Treasury Secretary Geithner

All times Eastern
Live Stream of Carney Briefing at 12:30 pm

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17 Responses to Obama Schedule || Tuesday August 9, 2011

  1. . Big trucks and busses get about 6mpg on diesel, if they’re lucky.
    Fuel efficiency for work trucks is a dream that won’t happen until they engineer a truck out of cardboard, that runs on H2O and carries 15lbs of cargo.

    OT: MrsO (and the family) have flown on AF1 to Oregon for a visit to her brother who is a baskeball coach at Oregon U. It’s unknown how long they’ll be staying there or where they’re lodging. No official announcement was made in the area, no public appearances are scheduled.
    Like no one would notice AF1 sitting at the airport, and dozens of black SUVs in a convoy riding down the road.

  2. I heard that BO is blaming Bush for the debt and deficits at tonight’s fundraisers. It’s just as Brett Stephens wrote in tonight’s WSJ: Barack isn’t very smart. Finally!

    Brett was quoting some Greek philosophers in the article. Plutarch warned against surrounding yourself with flatterers. Is that a perfect description of Valerie Jarrett? An example:
    Valerie Jarrett is Holplessly Devoted to Barack Obama
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2tku-MxGkc

    • GJ,

      Obama suffers from “groupthink” where in the leader of an organization surrounds him/herself with individuals that will not argue for a different perspective. This occurred during the Bay of Pigs disaster, and Irving Janis discussed it in an article in Psychology Today back in 1971. Fortunately Kennedy learned from his mistake and actively sought out people who would argue with him regarding what course of action to take. That’s why the Cuban Missile Crisis had a positive outcome instead of WW3.

      The new model to determine whether an organization suffers from a lack of thought diversity is the Group Dynamic Q Sort. I would love for someone to do an analysis of the “Grifter’s” I mean Obama’s administration and see where they would score.

      I would lay odds that they would not score well on organizational diversity of thought.

    • Is that you narrating Valerie’s words Granny Jan? My mother-in-law still has the same New England twang in her voice, even after living in Texas for over 40 years. Great video about this slobbering one sided love affair…

  3. Obama is like Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind.

    “I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow.”

  4. I would love to know if other Presidents had so little on his agenda as Obama does. I check out the schedule you post almost every day. I never see a full day.

    I actually was in the WH when Carter was President visiting a friend. I got to see the schedule for Carter. He was in the office at 7:00 as I remember it and was told that was normal. I thought that seemed reasonable. Is Obama ever in his office by 8:00 or 9:00?