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Obama Schedule || Thursday, May 15, 2014

by Keith Koffler on May 14, 2014, 8:06 pm

9:40 am || With the first lady, tours the National September 11 Memorial & Museum; New York City
10:00 am || Delivers remarks at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum; Foundation Hall
11:20 am || Departs New York City
12:30 pm || Arrives White House

All times Eastern
Live stream of Obama remarks at 10:00 am


gracepmc May 14, 2014 at 9:19 pm

There is so much to say about this. Best to say nothing.

Nina Murphy May 14, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Wow! A fast 20 minutes to “tour” and then a (probably) brief speech and off to lunch with a Fat Cat!

I read elsewhere that the flight back to the WHy will be his 1,000th and that Bush used AF1 some 1,600+ times. And I wanted to say, “Obama’s got another two years! Don’t hold your breath!”

DeniseVB May 14, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Here’s a slide show of parts of the heart-wrenching 9-11 Museum, and it does look like more than a 20 minute tour.

DeniseVB May 14, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Here’s a short video tour via NBC News. It’s tough to watch.

srdem65 May 15, 2014 at 12:40 am

Thanks for the link, but no thanks. Some time ago, i started watching a documentary about 9/11 and couldn’t finish it.
It’s just too soon, it’s too awful, and stuck in my head.

How anyone could even visit such a place, no matter how thoughtful or careful the presentation. is a mystery.
IMO, a simple memorial of some kind on the site would have been enough.

gracepmc May 15, 2014 at 1:26 am

I agree . Tough stuff. I cannot bring myself to watch or visit. My personal preference runs with the simple memorial.

The Vietnam War Memorial is strong. And I hear Oklahoma City is also very profound.

All those lives lost. And the men at Benghazi as well. Barack Obama disappeared as they die.

So the hypocrisy of this man going to this memorial on this day is stomach turning to me.

DeniseVB May 15, 2014 at 7:26 am

Especially knowing that by attending this event, we helped pay for his trip to those fundraisers. How convenient for him.

Of course, downtown will be in lockdown, they don’t care about that either.

Star May 15, 2014 at 11:00 am

I don’t quite see the connection betw the speech and Benghazi–maybe just a connection of distaste for this president, which is something, I guess. Still….

gracepmc May 15, 2014 at 2:14 am

OT. Here is part of a speech by the new Exec. Editor NYT.

When it was his turn to speak, Baquet said: “There are too many people for me to thank for this 40-year career, too many people who helped support a young black southerner whose parents had only grade-school educations and who became addicted to newspapers through the daily accounts of the ups and downs – mostly downs – of the fledgling New Orleans Saints.” (Daily Beast)

He has good credentials as a journalist and apparently also co won a Pulitzer.

But somehow that pales with the first AA in this position. He should watch his back however when the new flavor of the month comes along. JA was the first woman.

Lizzy May 15, 2014 at 4:51 am

I refuse to watch the Obama’s when they are forced to care.
I’m sure he will ignore the 70th anniversary of D-Day but that’s
better for him not to interfere.

Shofar May 15, 2014 at 7:43 am

New Yorker is saying she was canned because she was pissed at the pay discrepancy that existed between her and Keller, the former NYT editor.

The libs and the war on women continues.

Shofar May 15, 2014 at 7:44 am
Sportinlife10 May 15, 2014 at 9:01 am

Isn’t Thompson the former BBC guy who was in charge when all the pederasty scandals were going on?
And I can’t remember what percentage of the NYT Company stock is owned by the Mexican billionaire, Carlos Sim?
What do you make of all of it, Shofar?

Geoff Caldwell May 15, 2014 at 9:41 am

Unfortunately the Pulitzer has become so inbred and corrupted that winning it is akin to an inexperienced, done nothing to date, Chicago community organizer winning the Nobel Peace Prize on “hope”.

Island Girl May 15, 2014 at 3:41 am

What a waste of taxpayers money…all this for a …flag she said I believe.

Terry May 15, 2014 at 5:45 am

another one in our house.

sportinlife10 May 15, 2014 at 7:18 am

So who tried to shut down Michelle Malkin last night? Google Google chrome? Dems?
I was trying to check comments on MOTUS, when suddenly a screen flashed with “Malware” warning for the site ahead, which, it went on to say, “has been infected with malware fom the site of, a known purveyor (distibutor?) of malware.
Other engines worked, but not chrom.
MOTUS has repaired her site – haven’t been on yet this a.m.

Star May 15, 2014 at 11:07 am

Speaking of gadflies, Ann Coulter said Michelle should do a selfie that reads: # I Married an Idiot.

Don May 15, 2014 at 8:07 am

That’s sure an EARLY start isn’t it?

ImNoDhimmi May 15, 2014 at 9:02 am

Barry bloviated at the Tappan Zee bridge project in New York yesterday. Apparently the Mooch, “who flew to New York with her husband, decided the speech was too boring and ultimately decided to “split off” from the president’s entourage.”

Darkangel May 15, 2014 at 1:32 pm

No joke. Nothing worse than a boring speech, but hey, it put taxpayers on the hook, so why not?

Anyway, for what it’s worth:

Was at the VNV Nation show in Alexandria, Virginia, last night. The opener was Whiteqube, and toward the end of his set, he yelled, “I want you guys screaming so loud Obama can hear you in the White House!” Evidently, dude didn’t know the fundraiser-in-chief was up in New York. Crowd did get loud, though–my ears are still ringing the next day.

VNV was awesome, too. I made the mistake of being on the dance floor when they got into “Chrome”, and that was more self-preservation than moving to the beat. And yes, they did sing the song “Darkangel,” and as you may well imagine, I highly enjoyed that. The set wrapped up with “Nova,” followed straightaway by “Perpetual.” I don’t know how long we sang, “Let there be, let there always be, neverending light,” but I had no tears left before it was over.

I found Ronan Harris after the show and told him that he’d just saved my life. I don’t want to get into a lot of details, but I’m in a really bad place in my life right now. Operation American Spring hits DC tomorrow, and it would have been very, very easy for me to just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

I’m not going to do that, though. I got myself into this, and I’m going to get myself out of it. I don’t know how, but I will.

But that’s a whole other discussion. As you were, guys…

Geoff Caldwell May 15, 2014 at 9:34 am

There’s just something so, so wrong that the museum meant to remind of the horrors of Islamic terrorism is dedicated by the one man who has done more to erase the term from our memory.