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Obama Schedule || Wednesday, October 9, 2013

10:15 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
12:30 pm || Lunch with Biden
2:00 pm || Conducts regional television interviews

All times Eastern
Live stream of Carney briefing at 12:30 pm

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32 Responses to Obama Schedule || Wednesday, October 9, 2013

  1. Mr.President, why not mention this to your veep at lunch today(JB says he is a catholic):
    Some Catholic priests under contract or GS (general schedule) to the military are not allowed to offer the Catholic sacraments–including saying Mass, consecrating marriages, or performing baptisms–on military property during the government shutdown, and if they do, even on a volunteer basis, they risk being arrested, according to the general counsel for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA.

    About 25% of the U.S. military is Catholic, some 275,000 service members, but there are only 234 active-duty priests. To fill the gap, contract or GS priests are brought in. But under the rules of the shutdown, many of those priests cannot perform their religious duties on military bases unless their contracts allow it.

    “These men are employed by the government to ensure that a priest is available when an active duty Catholic Chaplain is not present,” said John Schlageter, general counsel for the archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. “With the government shutdown, many GS and contract priests who minister to Catholics on military bases worldwide are not permitted to work – not even to volunteer. “

    “During the shutdown, it is illegal for them to minister on base and they risk being arrested if they attempt to do so,” said Schlageter.

    He explained, for example, if a Catholic family has a baptism scheduled for this weekend on an Air Force base staffed by a GS or contract priest, that baptism “is most likely cancelled.” If you are stationed in Japan or Korea and served by a GS or contract priest, “then you have no choice but to go without Mass this weekend.”

    Of course, JB is probably American Cafeteria Catholic, or CiNO.

      • MM – “rites” ;-)

        Rights are something the President seems on intent denying the People. BHO may be trying to forbid our Last Rights.

      • If furloughed priests are forbidden from giving any sacraments on military property, then it seems the last rites would also be forbidden if the dying person was in a military hospital. Using Obama logic, of course.

        • Within some Catholic circles there is faint criticism of the priests for not doing their duty to the Lord of providing sacraments. Just sayin — I am swinging on that fence.

  2. If all Americans worked as hard as Obama, we would all be on welfare. He is working so few hours, he can’t even qualify for ObamaCare.

  3. Poor michele ! BO has been home an awful long time. No golf,no dates, can’t fly to California this weekend for fundraisers. Maybe now she really feels like she’s in prison. At least she still has her chefs!

  4. Oh goody, more poofy boot-licking interviews.
    He’s probably leafing through a thesaurus looking for synonyms for new words he can use to trash the Repubs.

    • LOL. He as pretty much run through the terrorist ones–bomb on chest, hostage, ransom, gun to head, American Taliban, etc. Let’s see what his teen writers come up with next.

  5. I watched most of the the press conference on CNBC yesterday . Obama looked sweaty. Without his dear Teleprompter he was longwinding and rambling but he said the same thing over and over again, please, please remove the pressure, I can´t stand it anymore. Well, something similar. But, I agree with you here, as soon as the pressure is removed, he will immediately be his normal arrogant self again and he will not negotiate a bit. So, I hope Boehner will keep on pressing him. This petty shutdown makes him look really bad in the media . But I do hope it will be possible to hammer out an agreement that the revenues must go to the interests on the national debt. Otherwise…. the world will plummet into total chaos. I don´t think that even a mean and petty character like Obama is prepared to do that, Then there will be no time to point fingers, to play the blamegame. He will stand alone and responsible in the ashes.

  6. For being heralded as a master politician with new and exciting ideas (yeah there is a load of cynicism there) these kids in the administration continually trot out the same old ideas, (ie regional interviews). I would guess soon enough Barry will be on reddit doing on-line Q and A’s That is if the shutdown hasn’t caused them to turn off their broadband connection.

  7. I will spend this afternoon telling America how this isn’t my fault and how great and nice I am. Then I will go home and laugh about how dumb I think Americans are and how I will destroy this country for my new world order which is coming soon. Rocking the Muslim brotherhood in our white house.

  8. Keith, would love to see coverage of the “regional television interviews”.

    I really need an update on the president’s favorite hip-hop song.