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Obama Schedule || Friday, July 17, 2015

5:05 pm || Departs White House
6:15 pm || Arrives New York
7:10 pm || Participates in a DNC fundraiser; private residence, New York City

All times Eastern
Live stream of White House briefing at noon

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47 Responses to Obama Schedule || Friday, July 17, 2015

    • You think he cares in the least?

      Sometimes I think that he times his travel to maximize the inconvenience and disruption to as many people as possible.

      That’s what he usually flies into Chicago late in the afternoon…rush hour.

      He is the president, after all.

    • From the NY Post link:

      President Barack Obama will leave wealthy Hamptons-goers grounded this weekend when he comes to the city for yet another fundraiser and a Broadway visit — forcing all chopper services to the beach to be suspended for 24 hours.

      Obama is flying into Manhattan on Friday evening for an intimate dinner and DNC fundraiser, and is expected to stay overnight at a Midtown hotel. On Saturday, he’ll take in a Broadway matinee of “Hamilton,” the hip-hop musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton, before leaving that evening, sources tell Page Six.

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      So, Moochelle is going with him? I assume she’ll be staying in the city while he goes out to the fundraiser in the Hamptons. (I just read in a couple of other articles that Mooch already saw the show during its off Broadway run).

      It’s interesting that all of the Broadway plays they attend have similar themes.

      http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/13/theater/hamilton-heads-to-broadway-in-a-hip-hop-retelling.html

      ‘Hamilton’ Heads to Broadway in a Hip-Hop Retelling

      JULY 12, 2015

      The Broadway musical can seem as oldfangled as the founding fathers. But an audacious hip-hop retelling of the life of the nation’s first Treasury secretary lands on Broadway on Monday poised to become the rarest of theatrical phenomena: not only a hit, but a turning point for the art form and a cultural conversation piece.

      The show, “Hamilton,” arrives with a powerful tailwind. It has already brought in $27.6 million, with just over 200,000 tickets sold in advance — huge numbers for Broadway, and among the biggest pre-opening totals in history. An Off Broadway production of the musical, based on Alexander Hamilton, which ran this year at the Public Theater, was a critical darling that sold out 119 performances, attracted a who’s who of cultural and political figures, and collected a trophy case of awards. And the show’s creator, a 35-year-old New Yorker named Lin-Manuel Miranda, has already won a Tony and a Grammy for an earlier show he had begun while still an undergraduate.

      (snip)

      The “Hamilton” back story is compelling: Mr. Miranda, at an airport on his way to a vacation with his wife in Mexico, picked up a copy of “Alexander Hamilton,” a 2004 biography by Ron Chernow. By the second chapter, Mr. Miranda thought the story was made for hip-hop: Hamilton, an orphaned immigrant, plays a key role both in the American Revolution and in the nation’s foundational years, only to stumble with a sex scandal and to die in a duel. Hamilton’s childhood, Mr. Miranda said, made him think of Jay Z’s early days in the Marcy Houses in Brooklyn, and Eminem’s upbringing in Detroit.

      Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, among others, are played by black and Latino actors, allowing the creators to comment on America’s fractured present through its past, and vice versa. “Our cast looks like America looks now, and that’s certainly intentional,” said Mr. Miranda, who portrays the title character. “It’s a way of pulling you into the story and allowing you to leave whatever cultural baggage you have about the founding fathers at the door.”

      That dynamic has particularly appealed to educators. The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is working with the producers on an effort to make it possible for large numbers of New York City schoolchildren to see the show.

      “It was unquestionably the most profound impact I’ve ever seen on a student body,” said Seth Andrew, the founder of Democracy Prep Public Schools, after chaperoning 120 students to the show at the Public.

      By extensively featuring hip-hop music, the production looks to cross some invisible boundary that often separates Broadway from the broader culture. And if it succeeds, it will inevitably influence future shows.

      “It takes the rules and shifts them,” said Theodore S. Chapin, the longtime president of the Rodgers & Hammerstein organization. “It’s historical but modern. This is a guy who knows rap and knows Stephen Sondheim, and that’s the step no one has taken yet.”

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      Ugh, there’s so much that I could say about this, but I’m too tired.

  1. Community organizers just like to have fun! His Destroy the USA campaign is sooo exhausting- time for a little R & R.

    **Who’s keeping track of the $$$? Michelle?

  2. So he arrives back from Oklahoma at 4:25 PM.
    24 hours and 40 minutes later he starts his “work day”, consisting of nothing more than flying to New York for a fundraiser at the home of a 1%-er.

    Where do we apply for a refund on the portion of our taxes that pay him around $8,000 per week?

  3. 5:05 pm || Departs White House

    Man!!!!! Keith, you do this to me ALL the time!! I guess I’m just a cockeyed optometrist, but I always think you mean departs, as in PERMANENTLY!! Then I notice there’s still more on the schedule and my hope fades to the merest glimmer!!

  4. Is it me or does it seem like every time there is a tragedy Obama is off to a fundraiser or the golf course?

    Or is it simply that that is what he does and inevitably tragic events will happen.

  5. 5:05 pm || Departs White House
    6:15 pm || Arrives New York
    7:10 pm || Participates in a DNC fundraiser; private residence, New York City

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    Not surprising: that Obummer yet again descends upon NYC during rush hour. This time, even worse, it’s on a Friday. A Friday in the summer, no less.

    Also not surprising: that he’s doing NOTHING all day. Another Friday off for the Slacker-in-Chief.

    Surprising (very): that he didn’t throw in some B.S. “official” business so that we can pay for the fundraising trip instead of the DNC. He very rarely does it this way.

    So, since he’s staying overnight in NY to attend a Broadway matinee the next day, (personal business), who pays for his room and expenses? Him? (ha). The DNC? Or, will they find a way to stick it to the taxpayers?

  6. I have a toothache and have to wait 2 weeks to see a dentist,I’m eating leftover hamburger helper for dinner, 4 MARINES WERE SHOT TODAY and this worthless resident is off to a play and beg for money.
    Is this a great country or WHAT??

  7. Hmm, has Mooch been in NYC all week? Forgive me if this has already been posted here and I missed it:

    http://pagesix.com/2015/07/13/michelle-obama-mom-at-the-king-and-i-on-broadway/

    Michelle Obama and her mother, Marian Robinson, were at Sunday’s Broadway matinee of “The King and I.”

    They came in right as the overture ended, so most of the audience didn’t realize, and then went backstage at the end to congratulate the company, which includes Tony winner Kelli O’Hara and Oscar and Tony nominee Ken Watanabe.

    • Sounds like they were late to the show and why they couldn’t be seated during the overture. Broadway is pretty strict like that.

    • Maybe The Mooch thought “the King and I” was the amazing, but true, life story of her and Barry? You know, how they met, their first smooch, their friendships with some of the worst and dangerous characters in the entire United States? Bet she was some ticked off when she found out the play was about somebody else. ;+}

  8. So far Barry has said that the murders was a “heartbreaking attack”. Well, that is a way to put it, I would spontaneously call it coldblooded terrorism.
    The murderers name was Mohommod Yossof Abdulazezz, 24, born in Kuwait, mother from Kuwait, father Palestinian. And he started to grow a beard. And had a blog with curious statements. And his father had previously been involved with the FBI. How many more red flags was needed for the NSA ? I say, NSA should deal with the real potential troublemakers instead of spying on all and everyone and Frau Merkel.

  9. I wish Vegas had online betting……I would bet President Obama is going golfing Sat or Sun.

    Is it me or is the reason we are no longer profiling because Obama might show up on the list?

    This gun free zone on military installation policy is nuts. I guess the military commanders need to act like the administration and split hairs by giving the soldiers hand grenades,cross bows, flamethrowers, etc.

    • He’s going to golf in NEW york – of course – before his show.

      A weekend get-away to tide him over from his last 4-day weekend aimed at getting him over the hump until his 2 weeks at Martha’s Vineyard.

    • I was sipping my coffee while reading your comment. It was a messy sip of coffee while I read the line regarding: the reason why we are no longer profiling.

  10. This is OT but today should be a slow news day. I think we should pay more attention to what is happening in our own hemisphere. Fausta’s Blog does a great job about posting about the Latin world. She has concerns that Obama is about to gift GITMO to Cuba. Another bad deal by Obama.

    In today’s posting she writes about Venezuela and how a gallon of milk is $10. In her next article she delivers her thoughts about GITMO.

    http://faustasblog.com/

  11. Yea, the smell of closing Gitmo is in the air. Cuba can’t wait to open up Guantanamo Bay to Russia, with that nice little harbor, the facilities, the buildings, the refueling capabilities, the airport, the power generation plant. Oh, yes. Putin already has destroyers and other Naval ships cruising and docking around Cuba, so this would be perfect for him.

    Didn’t we go through this back in the early ’60’s? Yes, we did.

    • But back then the President did not buddy up with Cuba and then Russia and then sit back and watch with pride as they both move as closely to the US without stepping foot in it.

      For Barack Obama there is no such thing as too many anti American BFFs.

  12. I’ve been reading but cannot find evidence of — the US would assist Iran in any attack on it by Israel. Per Obama/Kerry grand surrender document.

    Does anybody know anything about this?

    • I have not Gracepmc. I was still concerned and reading more this morning, of the issue of o making another mistake of the UN to act on the Iran nuke deal before Congress.

      • Lee, We can stew about this as much as we want. The bottom line appears to be that once Obama and his little band of incompetents take this to the UN it’s a done deal.

        IMO we are sitting ducks. Our pinprick strikes against ISIS , this deal where Obama has rolled over and asked to have his belly scratched, and the recent terrorist attacks in the US, have left us as sitting ducks. And then there are the porous borders and the foreign criminals coming through them. 4 Marines murdered on American soil by at the very least an ISIS sympathizer and asshat goes to a fundraiser and a broadway play.

        Sitting ducks.

    • I think this is only financial assistance to train the signatories who would be in defense of Iran. Anyway, I don’t want to get too far into the weeds with this as there is sufficient agreement in the “deal” to see this as a surrender and perhaps as others are suggesting as treasonous.

  13. NObama is too busy fundraising to comment on the outrageous disclosure at PParenthood and the senseless terrorist killing of 4 Marines in TN!