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Obama Schedule || Thursday, January 31, 2013

10:00 am || Receives the Presidentail Daily Briefing

All times Eastern
Live stream of Carney briefing at 1:00 pm

22 Responses to Obama Schedule || Thursday, January 31, 2013

  1. good thing NOTHING happens in the World before the PBD @ 10am, or after 10:15am when Obama is done listening to the PBD…or Obama might have to do something.

  2. 10:00am ET is 8:00amMT so I’ll be getting my daily briefing at the same time as the President, but mine will be from the ArizonaRepublic.
    Then, just like MrObama, my day is done.
    Wow, it’s like we’re both retired or something.

  3. The President did me a favor by not traveling much this month, other than the trip back and forth to Hawaii to finish his vacation and one trip to Vegas. So here is the total for the month of January 2013, with a comparison to January 2012.

    Total miles January 2013 = 13,740
    January 2013 costs = (13,740/550 mph)*$181,757 p/hr for AF1 – $4,540,620

    Total air miles January 2012 = 8138 (approx.)
    January 2012 cost = (8138/550 mph)*$181,757 p/hr for AF1= $2,689,342

    Approx. 68.837552% increase in travel and cost 2013 over 2012

    Cost is based on major airport to major airport, and is for AF1 only, does not include additional aircraft, ground transportation, or any other travel related expenses. Cost per hour is based on that reported by USA Today and UK Mail, 2010.

    Interesting side note. The MSM, including Mark Knoller (who has done a fantastic job on tracking all stats Obama) have been saying that the Las Vegas trip was the first of Obama’s second term. Technically that is correct, however is was not his first trip of 2013. Obama had his fiscal cliff round trip from Hawaii at the beginning of January 2013, before the inauguration. The cliff trip was his last trip of his last term.

    Since I track Obama’s trips/mileage/cost by the month/year I have included the Hawaii trip.

    • however the Federal Govt Budgeting officially starts in Oct 1st so he is into the 2qtr of allotted funding. I do like your month to month tracking.

      Now, am waiting for more day tripping pushing immigration and gun control, and then the annual “family” ski trip (w/o bo) or maybe another fun filled European vacation (w/o bo)? Also another round of Spring Break.

  4. I need to get my Mac’s display checked out. I only see a single entry on the daily work schedule of the most powerful executive in the world. This has to be a hardware problem……..

        • I love that show. The double entendres and the grief Max gives people gives me hope that there really are people as warped as I am. Granted it is only a television show, but someone had to write that stuff.

          I am along the lines of PJ O’Rourke’s “Republican Party Reptile”.

          That is the thing most people don’t understand about the conservative/libertarian philosophy. Life is short, and we are meant to enjoy it. Stay out of my bedroom and my wallet! EVERYONE! Especially my ex-wives.

  5. […] Obama Schedule Thursday, January 31, 2013 10:00 am || Receives the Presidentail Daily Briefing All times Eastern Live stream of Carney briefing at 1:00 pm ***** There ya go, folks. It's a good thing the rest of the nation doesn't work as hard as the POTUS. We wouldn't even have a gross national product. […]

  6. Don’t worry, he’ll have plenty to do real soon. March is coming!

    “Being president is an ego trip. So you would have thought President Obama wouldn’t need to add to his bragging rights. But Mr. Obama’s N.C.A.A. men’s basketball bracket stands — for the moment, anyway — as one of the best out there.”

    At least there’s SOMETHING that doesn’t damage the Country that Obama’s good at! Or does he just move the labels around as needed while a compliant media files any previous “inconvenient truths” down the Memory Hole?

    He has a lot of freinds in the basketball world too, maybe they, eh, “play down” so his picks work? They certainly must know how, as “playing down” would be the only way Obama could keep up with them at THIS game…

    “WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pulled together an informal dream team of current and former basketball superstars Sunday. But only a few people got to see it.

    LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and other NBA all-stars joined Obama in Washington to entertain wounded troops.”

    D@mn, it’s GOOD to be the King! But maybe, just MAYBE, the “wounded troops” would have been more entertained by an explanation of why all their efforts in Iraq and Afganistan are being squandered, why our Government thinks its OK for our Afgani “partners” to backshoot American soldiers if they offend against Islam, or – most entertaining of all – what’s the REAL reason why our Government allowed our SEALS to be murdered along with our Ambassador as the President watched and did nothing…

    Can’t wait to see how his picks do this year, can you? At least it gives him something to do besides usurping the Constitution some more, for a little while…

    • I wonder if the NCAA Men’s BB Standing / Picks are apart of his Daily Briefing?? Daily numbers crunched by the super computers over at NSA and CIA.

      • Good question. Maybe Langley Spook knows the answer?

        There’s a LOT of other computer power he could harness for this, too. Could you picture all the screens at Cheyenne Mountain showing different games as our nation’s watchmen get chopped at Presidental discretion to a “pick probability” detail? Obama has so little interest in borders, I’m sure he considers our airspace free for all as well, so – in HIS world – those folks are just wasting their time, anyway.

        Before you scoff, ask yourself this; Would that be less likely than NASA being repurposed to Muslim outreach?

        ‘Charles Bolden, a retired United States Marines Corps major-general and former astronaut, said in an interview with al-Jazeera that Nasa was not only a space exploration agency but also an “Earth improvement agency”.

        Mr Bolden said: “When I became the Nasa administrator, he [Mr Obama] charged me with three things.

        “One, he wanted me to help reinspire children to want to get into science and math; he wanted me to expand our international relationships; and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering.” ‘

        Ya never know. With this Prezzy, ALL things are possible…

    • If he is operating on the old Chicago machine thinking, he probably makes his picks, then send one of his “people” to talk to the coaches about how the team should do during the playoffs.

      That was the one thing the old Daley regime knew how to do well, enforce their will on people. I wonder if Richard M. was still mayor if the murder rate in Chicago would be as high as it is. The Daley machine, with the help of CPD was known for making people and neighborhoods tow the line.