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Obama Schedule || Monday, July 11, 2016

1:30 pm || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

While Obama sleeps off his jet lag, Vice President Biden will meet with police leaders to “discuss best methods to build trust between the community and law enforcement,” according to the White House

All times Eastern
Live stream of White House briefing at 2:00 pm

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29 Responses to Obama Schedule || Monday, July 11, 2016

  1. Typical. Puts his beauty sleep over the safety of the nation. Golf and fund raising are the usuals, so he must plan on being exhausted from this trip.

    Nothing says priority like handing it off to your VP — while you are in the country yourself.

    He really is a sorry thing.

    • Barry obviously can’t be bothered, and couldn’t care less, about the murders of and attacks on police officers. His “legacy”, and who gets to use which bathroom are far more pressing issues.

  2. There is saber rattling and distress throughout the world and a volatile system at home. Clear signs of an increasingly incompetent administration.

    God help us during these last few months of Barack Obama and spare us the reign of Helter Skelter Clinton. If we haven’t learned our lesson through this, we never will.

    And it appears that the world is beginning to notice what a buffoon this man is.

  3. The very height of hypocrisy is anyone from this White House lecturing anyone on the culture of divisiveness they themselves have promoted for eight long years between the police and the crime-infested inner city community .

    Obama and company have poured a constant stream of gasoline for eight years on the tenuous relationship between police departments patrolling the inner city and the gangsters and drug peddlers in the inner city. They are not about to stop pouring now, not with the Republican Convention just ahead of us. That’s when Obama really needs the protestors and the police fighting each other on the streets. And then he’ll blame Trump for the mess. We know that’s what’s coming. They’ve been planning that for months. Paid for by George Soros.

    Just for the record:
    “Gallup: Barack Obama the Most Divisive President in History” That doesn’t bode well for Obama’s “building trust” at this point in the game.
    http://conservativetribune.com/obama-divisive-president/

  4. And this, from the Wall Street Journal:
    “Police Swipe at Obama Over Tensions”

    From the article:
    “The man responsible for the murders [in Dallas] was Micah Johnson, but having said that, I do think the president by his inaction has contributed to a climate where these things can happen,” William Johnson, executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, which represents about 240,000 law enforcement officers, said Sunday. “This president and his administration absolutely do not have our back and make our jobs more dangerous.”

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/police-swipe-at-obama-over-tensions-1468195494

  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE3kKUEY5WU

    American Tune

    Many’s the time I’ve been mistaken
    And many times confused
    Yes, and I’ve often felt forsaken
    And certainly misused
    But I’m all right, I’m all right
    I’m just weary to my bones
    Still, you don’t expect to be
    Bright and bon vivant
    So far away from home, so far away from home

    And I don’t know a soul who’s not been battered
    I don’t have a friend who feels at ease
    I don’t know a dream that’s not been shattered
    or driven to its knees
    But it’s all right, it’s all right
    For we’ve lived so well so long
    Still, when I think of the road we’re traveling on
    I wonder what’s gone wrong
    I can’t help it, I wonder what’s gone wrong

    And I dreamed I was dying
    I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly
    And looking back down at me
    Smiled reassuringly
    And I dreamed I was flying
    And high up above my eyes could clearly see
    The Statue of Liberty
    Sailing away to sea
    And I dreamed I was flying

    We come on the ship they call the Mayflower
    We come on the ship that sailed the moon
    We come in the age’s most uncertain hour
    and sing an American tune
    But it’s all right, it’s all right
    You can’t be forever blessed
    Still, tomorrow’s going to be another working day
    And I’m trying to get some rest
    That’s all, I’m trying to get some rest

    • Paul Simon at his creative best.

      Just think of how it was back then in 1975 when he sang that. The Vietnam war was still raging, inflation was around 10 percent, oil prices where beginning their skyward climb, food prices were skyrocketing, drugs were finding their way into every nook and cranny of society, divorce rates were beginning to rise as family breakups began to increase dramatically, people were yelling at each other all the time, the IRA in the UK was killing and bombing everything in sight, physicians in the US had a work stoppage, it was the beginning of a 15 year war in Lebanon between Maronite Christians and Muslim militias.

      And lots of other bad stuff.

      And, still, here we are. Made it through all of that, mostly. And we’ll get through this. We need great leadership–virtuous, charismatic, powerful, anchored to our Constitution, courageous. We need an honest MSM. We need to fix our schools. We need to throw out the current bums in power. Everybody knows all that. We just need to do it.

      • Marcus, I love your comment (and the link, cindy lu.)
        Lots of us remember those unsettled days…scary times.
        Yes, we made it because we held fast to our beliefs…moral and ethical and religious, too. We were raised right.
        For me that is the biggest unknown – I no longer believe the younger generation was raised right. And I cannot think of a strong leader in this nation – a leader who has earned the respect of all Americans for his truthfulness and honesty and integrity. Leaders like that are born – not made. The proof of that statement is in office right now.
        Yes, things have changed so much. And not for the better.

        • The crisis of leadership in the world is at the heart of our problems. There are good and even great leaders–Abe of Japan and Modi of India are good, even great, leaders in their countries. Harper was great for Canada (Trudeau is a buffoon in the same category as Obama). But so many others are incompetent, devious, unscrupulous, mean spirited, dangerous. Countries are in storming mode, and a lot of that is due to terrible leadership.

  6. To the MSM:
    Be brave. Deviate from the narrative and seek the truth.
    To Mr. Trump:
    Be sincere. Deviate from the narrative and speak the truth.
    To us:
    Don’t be surprised by the narrative – we knew this was coming. Question everything. Demand factual truth. Pray. Remain calm.
    “Fear not, for I am with you;
    Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you,
    Yes, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
    Isaiah 41:10 NKJV

  7. My husband, who is very knowledgeable about the Civil War, says there are many similarities between now and prior to the CW.

    He believes another civil war is coming.

    Scary times indeed. All we can do is pray.

  8. Having just retired from police work last Friday, it baffles me that no one talks not about police community relations, but the break down of the black family, ie., no father around, generational welfare/poverty, multiple kids by several different women….and on and on. I worked in a predominantly black area of the city for years and had nary an issue with normal, working class people. The problems in that part of town were the typical gangbangers.
    It’d be nice to hear the President talk about black on black crime, focus on intact families, and education.

    • Some of us try. The best way I’ve found to start the “conversation” is to reference the Moynihan report. Even liberals can’t deny he was right about the decline of the black family and what it would do to the overall community.

      Problem is that reporting the facts that the black community has brought a lot of its problems on itself doesn’t fit the progressive narrative and any journalist or network that reports on it is kicked out of the club.

      Majority of journalists (Keith, Bret Baier and a few others the exception) could care less about reporting the truth, it’s about getting “likes” and acceptance from their peers.

      These are very dangerous times.

    • To begin solving a problem one has to admit there is a problem. There may be talk or whispers within a black community about the decline of the family and all that goes with it but until they are willing to speak out in their churches, the media, their own community as a problem very little can be done.

      I would guess that many of us know and live alongside of many black people with lives and concerns just like ours. This is never discussed.

      Hardly any of us know black gang members, rioters, etc. and yet this is the view that is shown.

      I never do get where all this racism comes from. But I often wish the blacks in America would wake up, ditch the party that enables their dependency, and live freely.

  9. We’ve been posting on this thread about our domestic conflicts and the troubles in our beloved country, and how to resolve them.

    With that in mind, I’d like to introduce you to the Seeds of Peace program which takes place in Otisfield, Maine every summer, about 10 miles from my home. In a nutshell, Seeds of Peace brings together teenagers–Arabs of all stripes, Muslims, Jews, Christians from Palestine, Israel and other Middle Eastern countries which are normally at war or serious conflict with one another. The kids learn to work together, communicate with each other, learn from each other, resolve conflict between one another in an intensive programs meant to increase the possibility of peace in the future.

    Anyway, this summer’s Seeds of Peace program is ongoing right now, and here is an article from this morning’s local newspaper describing what’s going on at the camp right now, as we speak.

    http://www.sunjournal.com/news/oxford-hills/0001/11/30/were-all-same-campers-hope-peaceful-seeds-will-sprout-around-world/1956988

    Striving for peace, That’s a good thing.

      • I do believe what they are doing at the Seeds of Peace camp will make a difference. Somewhere. Somehow. Maybe in some little way, or perhaps a very big way. We may never know the story of how one of these kids, as an adult, will foster that difference and turn a potential conflict into a handshake. But it will happen. It must.