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Obama Schedule || Wednesday, August 17, 2011

11:45 am CDT || Holds a town hall meeting; Wyffels Hybrids Production Facility; Atkinson, Ill.
3:30 pm CDT || Holds a town hall meeting; Alpha, Ill.
7:00 pm CDT || Departs Peoria, Ill.
10:15 pm || Arrives White House

All times Eastern except as noted

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29 Responses to Obama Schedule || Wednesday, August 17, 2011

    • He was just gearing up for the big vacation. Gotta get back to the WH to pack and then Thursday the family is off to the fabulous Blue Heron Farm for their fun-filled 10-day getaway.

      Beach Boys tune sticks in my head…
      It’s gonna be fun, fun, fun till the taxpayers take the credit card away.

  1. Campaignin’ with from the heart vis-a-vis TOTUS:

    “Why I Wanted To Get Into Public Service In The First Place”

    As I was drivin down those little towns in my big bus — (laughter) — we slowed down, and I’m standin in the front and I’m wavin, I’m seein little kids with American flags, and grandparents in their lawn chairs, and folks outside a machine shop, and passin churches and cemeteries and corner stores and farms — I’m reminded bout why I wanted to git into public service in the first place.

    Sometimes there are days in Washington that will drive you crazy. But gettin out of Washington and meetin all of you, and seein how hard you’re workin, how creative you are, how resourceful you are, how determined you are, that just makes me that much more determined to serve you as best I can as President of the United States.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvI8JYpO3PY

    (I took a few liberties with the transcript.)

  2. Wyffels Hybrid produces hybrid seed corn for the agricuture community, not hybrid automobiles as I first thought.
    Somebody didn’t do their due diligence when they scheduled this “town hall”.

  3. The only thing that makes me happy about Obama is knowing that, inevitably, when he leaves, there will be a spate of trashy tell-all books.

    I’m rather looking forward to those.

    • Someone today someone mocked his asking “pig farmers” for economic ideas. Of course, he didn’t really want their advice–but I would like to point out that pig farmers support a family, meet a payroll, deal with fluctating prices, weather, climate (arg), get bank loans or don’t get them, and also have to slop pigs and make sure they have food to eat. I would sure listen to them over many other people.

  4. Obama Lost Like a Homeless Transient.

    The recent Campaign trip by President Obama at taxpayers’ expense has some parallels with his way of governing and with my recent experience.
    I happened to be traveling past both Atkinson and Alpha Illinois about noon on 17th August on the way to our farm west of Galesburg. I was aware from radio that the president was to campaign at those two sites. I was ahead of his schedule by about an hour. All of the crossovers were blocked for security with highway trucks on Interstate 74 south of Interstate 80 but only up to the Alpha exit route 17 where the campaign entourage was to exit. I was eating dinner at the farm at 1:00 pm and listening to WGIL Radio from Galesburg give the details of the campaign being lost in Galesburg because they missed the Alpha Rt 17 exit. I listened to the radio more for the campaign details after mowing for three hours. The president’s campaign entourage covered the mistaken trip to Galesburg by stopping by the high school to see some sports practicing and arrived over an hour late in Alpha for the speech.
    How can the taxpayers’ supported president’s campaign with many security vehicles, GPS availability, helicopters, machine guns, snipers, Canadian built limousine buses and even Air Force One parked at Peoria get lost? The answer is poor or no leadership.
    I had the same problem that same day. My hired, homeless transient worker had a seizure fit and after recovery he went down the road and got lost.
    These events are parallel. President Obama and his inept subordinates and me and my homeless transient worker are in the same category. Did you vote for me for president? Did your taxes pay for my event?

    This was written by Ed Schott at my own expense.