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Obama Schedule || Thursday, March 22, 2012

by Keith Koffler on March 21, 2012, 8:53 pm

9:55 am CDT || Delivers remarks; Pipe Yard outside Cushing, Oklahoma
12:15 pm CDT || Departs Cushing
3:05 pm || Arrives Columbus, Ohio
3:35 pm || Tours the Center for Automotive Research; Ohio State University
4:25 pm || Delivers remarks; Ohio State University
5:20 pm || Departs Columbus
6:45 pm || Arrives White House
6:55 pm || Hosts a reception for Greek Independence Day; East Room

All times Eastern except as noted


pianogirl88 March 21, 2012 at 8:59 pm

So “We The People” are going to be stuck with the bill for celebrating Greek Independence Day? Who will do that for us when we are falling off the cliff if this man gets back in for another four years?

srdem65 March 21, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Why are we celebrating the Greek Independance Day in the US WhiteHouse? No one else is celebrating this day.

Oh well, another day, another party.

Stephen C. March 21, 2012 at 9:57 pm

It’s because everything is Greek to him.

Mike C March 22, 2012 at 6:00 am

too funny, Stephen.

He sure do love him some Ohio.

Lizzy March 22, 2012 at 9:18 am

He’s practicing for when we become like Greece:(

Keith Koffler March 22, 2012 at 9:43 am

srdem – a better question is, how many Greeks are there in Ohio?

Star March 22, 2012 at 11:39 am

Another question: How independent are Greeks these days?

Star March 22, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Also–just saw on the news–his Cuahing OK appearance–he was walking kind of slowly with almost a limp, not his usual gazelle-like leaping. Is anything up, I wonder.

Susan March 21, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Tomorrow the arrogant liar plans on taking credit for the southern portion of the Keystone pipeline that is being built between Oklahoma and Texas. This part of the pipeline doesn’t need his approval and will be constructed on privately owned land outside of his jurisdiction.

srdem65 March 22, 2012 at 1:09 am

There’s this mental image of MrO waving his arms, jumping up and down while yelling “Look! There’s already a pipeline! We didn’t need another one! It’s not my fault”.

Mike C March 22, 2012 at 6:03 am

Yes,let’s move some US oil from one state to another.
Heck with getting it from outside the US from a FRIENDLY country. Oh, that’s right. Not Muslim, and not needing an apololgy. So, hell with ‘em.

deniro11111 March 22, 2012 at 6:53 am

he could not and will not take credit will send out 6 million e=mails to let people know what a lier he is

deniro11111 March 22, 2012 at 7:18 am

susan this will not happen we are sending out Millions of E-Mails to let people know what a out right bold liar he is and showthe proof ,of it to them we have it covered our people are working around the clock to get this out

Star March 22, 2012 at 11:41 am

Who are “your people”?

AZ Granny March 22, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Since it won’t connect with Canada, is this the pipeline to nowhere?

Star March 22, 2012 at 1:28 pm

The guy from Oklahoma interviewed thought it would take OK oil someplace–he didn’t think it was O’s doing, though.

Susan March 22, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Not a pipeline to nowhere. It will move oil to Houston for refining and its eventual sale overseas. We export quite a bit of oil right now…mostly to Central America.

Lizzy March 22, 2012 at 4:47 am

Has he taken a look at Greece? Not exactly a time to celebrate! But any
excuse to spend our money on another party and MO can sneak out to Target
for a new dress they should be full of sleeveless dresses for spring. Oh and
new Easter outfits. Oh I forgot we don’t celebrate Easter.

deniro11111 March 22, 2012 at 6:58 am

lizzy your so good and yes most of follow and know that the greeks our taking it in the rear in the european economy ,thats why Obozo is partying to he could careless,I am suprised no state dinner ,he even gave Greece 140 million in bail out money lets just say are money

Keith Koffler March 22, 2012 at 9:45 am

Ironic to celebrate Greek independence day just as they are forced to give up their sovereignty to the EU

deniro11111 March 22, 2012 at 6:50 am

WOW greek day holy cow and they our broke and so are we let the party begin it never stops with this Clown does it another college today really depending on those young Socialist is he not ,this 2 dayflying just cost us ,the taxpayer 2.6 million how nice ,and i cannot even afford to take my wife out for a nice dinner

Girly1 March 22, 2012 at 8:24 am

Breaking News! The WH has announced that Queen Mooshelle will be demonstrating her latest dance moves – belly dancing – at tonight’s Greek celebration – The Dance of the Seven Veils!

Anonna March 22, 2012 at 9:07 am

Keith — what is the reason behind the WH celebrating Greek Independence Day? Have other Presidents done it? Is is a pander to get some votes activity or is there some quotable rationale for it?

Keith Koffler March 22, 2012 at 9:46 am

I think it’s a pander, political, and also – all ethnic groups get their day – St Patrick’s for the Irish, Columbus Day for the Italians, etc.

Star March 22, 2012 at 12:06 pm

You people were making me hungry for dolma, now I want lasagna…thanks a heap.

Anonna March 22, 2012 at 9:08 am

I wonder if Princess Malia will be back from her vacay or if she’ll just buy a new party dress like her mother Michelle Antoinette and stick it in the closet for some other occasion. Will Princess Sasha be on display? “Here’s my daughter — I have two — you see them on my campaign photos — vote for me because of them. Thanks.”

Girly1 March 22, 2012 at 9:19 am

This is the third year for the Greek Independece Day party- it’s ALL about votes. It’s really a big deal for Obama, lol! What is our Greek population again?

Boo March 22, 2012 at 10:58 am

Wow – Ohio State University! No junior colleges around? All the elementary schools closed for spring break? More voters here, I guess.

Star March 22, 2012 at 11:38 am

Check it out–hybrids, alternative fuels…

I know–you are shocked. Walk it off. LOL.

Rick March 22, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Keith, no offense but this is not Obama’s calendar. There’s no fund raisers listed.

Shofar March 22, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I did some calculating on the travel for the year.

Thus far, going strictly by the schedule posted here, and going from major airport to major airport, not including ground travel here is the ROUGH ESTIMATE for 2012 for President Obama:
Total air miles:
January 2012 = 8,138
February 2012 = 7,584
March 2012 = 10,640
YTD total = 26,362 miles

I did not break down the mileage as far as “official” vs. “campaign/fundraiser” travel.
If someone has the cost per mile to fly AF1, it would be interesting to see what the cost has been thus far this year, and to ask the WH to justify these expenses at a time of fiscal insecurity.

The mileage was calculated using

Susan March 22, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Good work Shofar. From what I can find a 747 uses about 5.5 gallons per mile. Jet fuel costs vary but are approximately $5 a gallon, for a cost of approximately $27.50 per mile.

January 2012 = 8,138 x $27.50 = $223,795
February 2012 = 7,584 x $27.50 = $208,560
March 2012 = 10,640 x $27.50 = $292,600

YTD total = 26,362 miles x $27.50 = $724,955.00

Of course that is the cost for just ONE 747. That doesn’t account for all the cargo and decoy planes that are involved every time he hops on AF1 for a ride…

Shofar March 23, 2012 at 12:00 am


That’s just fuel costs. I did some more checking, and the operating cost per hour for the Boeing VC-25 (AF1) is $181,757.

At an average cruising speed of 550 miles p/hr that would make YTD hours of operation 47.9 (approx.) times the p/hr operational cost equals approx. $8.7 million YTD for Obama’s travels across the country. Remember this has only been DOMESTIC flights so far this year, and does not include any travel for Mrs. Obama or any other family members.

Mari March 22, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Do you think he knows that Greek Independence Day is for the nation of Greece and not all the fraternities and sororities at our colleges and universities? Perhaps he does but he thinks celebrating this day will win him votes from teh fraternity and sorority members…

Wait, he’s going to 2 different states and not holding fundraisers in either of them???? Maybe getting up so early to get to Oklahoma is impeding his judgement…