As of now, I am in control here, in the White House

Obama Schedule || Thursday, April 11, 2013

10:15 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
11:00 am || Meets with members of the Financial Services Forum; Roosevelt Room
12:05 pm || Holds a conference call with more than 100 local elected officials to discuss summer and year-round pathways to youth employment; Roosevelt Room
2:10 pm || Awards Chaplain (Captain) Emil J. Kapaun, U.S. Army, the Medal of Hono; East Roomr
2:55 pm || Meets with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

All times Eastern except at noted
Live stream of Carney briefing at 11:30 am

17 Responses to Obama Schedule || Thursday, April 11, 2013

  1. I was not familiar with Father Kapaun’s heroics until tonight. Now that I have read about him, I fully expect some banal comment from POTUS like “Hey Pope, get moving on that sainthood thing!” during the ceremony.

    • I hadn’t heard of him either. Quite the Chaplain hero and deserving of the medal, even posthumously. I regret my categorizing him as a “religious” — me being too lazy to honor his life by being informed.

      That said, Obama does nothing without political purpose if he can help it. Korean war hero.

    • I hadn’t known about him either until a few days ago when I read about a biography of him in the Ignatius Press catalog. Someone else for Obama to exploit.

  2. Well, this is “interesting”. What the heck is the Financial Services Forum? A conference call instead of jetting around in his personal aircraft. An award to a “religious”? The UN — that’s always scary.

    A day at home. Perhaps he is beginning to regret stopping the White House Tours. Empty Nest Syndrome?

    • I had to look it up, Wikipedia says:

      The Financial Services Forum (which should not be confused with the United Kingdom’s Financial Services Forum),[3] is a non-partisan financial and economic policy organization comprising the CEOs of 20 of the largest and most diversified financial services institutions doing business in the United States.

      The purpose of the Forum is to pursue policies that encourage savings and investment, promote an open and competitive global marketplace, and ensure the opportunity of people everywhere to participate fully and productively in the 21st century global economy.

      As a group, the Forum’s member institutions employ more than 2 million people in 175 countries and hold combined assets of more than $21 trillion—an amount greater than the annual economic output of the United States, China and the United Kingdom combined.

      Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs, is the Forum’chairman.

      Rob Nichols, former assistant secretary for public affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department, serves as the Forum’s president and CEO.[4]

      Also, the Forum is the chairing institution of the Engage China Coalition, a coalition of twelve financial services trade associations.


    • 2:10 pm || Awards Chaplain (Captain) Emil J. Kapaun, U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor; East Room
      If this interferes with the MostArrogantOne’s watching his golf buddyTiger @ the Masters, then cancel the Awards.
      Waiting for MAO to pick Tiger to win it.

  3. Pathway to youth employment ? What about making the path start at giving business owners a more favorable reason to hire ? I wonder if anyone on that conference call will have the ‘nads to ask him that ?

    • “discuss summer and year-round pathways to youth employment”

      How about this? Don’t raise the minimum wage.
      How about this? Don’t penalize companies for hiring more than 50 people.
      How about this? Allow people to do internships (that is…work for free but get experience)
      How about this? Make cities safer.

      I just saved 100 people from flying in and wasting taxpayer money on flights/hotels and food.