In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR


Obama Schedule || Wednesday, February 11, 2015

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
11:35 am || Meets wtih Ebola response supporters
12:30 pm || Lunch with Biden
1:20 pm || Delivers remarks about the Ebola response; South Court Auditorium
5:25 pm || Meets with Secretary of Defense Hagel

All times Eastern
Live stream of White House briefing at noon

24 thoughts on “Obama Schedule || Wednesday, February 11, 2015”

    1. Are you typing in 3/4 time? (re: minuets) Sometimes typos are nice and in this case it took me away from politics for a few minutes. :)

      1. LOL. At least my typo was a good one for a change. I laughed when I saw “minuets” in my post. Of course, I have a bad tendency to proofread AFTER I click on “Post Comment”.

    1. Check out these two links from Twitchy:

      A Florida rep was also out in LA doing “research” with DWS, but he didn’t go to the Grammy’s. It looks like the whole weekend was a fun little junket, though:

      And, this video of Jackson Lee trying to evade a reporter’s questions about it in Houston and then an aide chases him away:

  1. I just made a comment about hilla double standard about her Bosnia experience and Brian Williams.
    Than Joshi, Harfi and Psak. tell stories at the Press conference, and later tweeted comments. There are a lot of hard working, successful, intelligent Americans that still do not tweet. They only heard the tweet comment if they watched Fox.

    1. He should be writing a formal letter regarding the press conference comments that were made yesterday.
      I did some searching, by surprise I did not see any information, and comments from anyone in Paris.

  2. Interesting article about some tech guy who Jeb Bush had hired for his campaign:

    Beware anyone who signs on to a Republican campaign. You will immediately be vetted by Dem operatives pouring through years of your social media media posts, (FFS, will people ever learn to shut the hell up on Twitter and Facebook?)

    You would think that an intelligent campaign operation would be the FIRST to do this kind of vetting on anyone they bring aboard. I am NOT impressed, Jeb. What an amateur mistake, (not that I’d ever vote for him anyway).

      1. Note how near the end of that article it says the first problem that surfaced with his tweets were tweets calling women sluts, and other woman-bashing remarks. However, Jeb came out and supported him after he deleted those tweets. But, then the allegedly racist tweets were discovered and he was immediately shown the door.

        1. Not that I like Jeb anyway, but it’s very disappointing that he supported someone who disparaged women and only found him unfit after the racist comments surfaced.

  3. The new Republican governor of Illinois just made a bold move (boo hoo unions):

    Illinois Governor Ends Forced Union Dues for State Employees

    Go big or go home. That must be newly elected Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s motto. A week ago the Republican governor announced his support for local right-to-work zones.

    Then on Monday, he signed an executive order making union dues voluntary for state government employees. He also filed a preemptive legal challenge that could make it to the Supreme Court.

    Illinois lacks a right-to-work law. Consequently, most government employees must pay union dues to hold their jobs. Government employees do not have to technically join the union, but they must pay fees that amount to nearly full dues. Government unions use this money to lobby and bargain for generous contracts with government bodies.

    These contracts have major public policy implications. State employees in Illinois make 26 percent more than comparable private sector workers. They enjoy particularly generous retirement benefits.

    Unfortunately these benefits have crippled the states’ finances. Illinois has the most underfunded pension system in the entire country. Bloomberg estimates Illinois has set aside less than two-fifths of the money necessary to pay its pension obligations.

    Taxpayers foot this bill for this generosity. Illinois already has the second-highest property taxes in America. In 2011, the legislature increased state income tax rates by two-thirds and business taxes by nearly half to pay for government union benefits.


  4. Heard 20,000 fighters rushing to help isis just step up the bombing raids Jordan,UAE,Saudis,USA,France Britian,jordan 45 fighters ,UAE 16 fighters ,Saudis 24 fighters,USA 48 fighters,France 30 fighters,Britian 12 fighters thats 159 fighters every dau and over 125 targets a day thats over 1,199 a week and hitting 775 targets a week plus 50 cruise missles a week thats over 800 targets a week and will kill over 4,500 a week on average do this and in 30 days tou will destroy and kill over 78% of there force and equipment

  5. Col. Ralph Peters said the letter (regarding draft resolution) sounds like it was written by a nervous lawyer, and not by a Commander & Chief. To many Caveats. I looked that up: A warning or proviso or specific stipulations, conditions, limitations.
    Col Peters said you don’t tell the enemy what your not going to do!
    Not enduring ground troops, and a 3 year limit. Just saw him on Fox.

  6. First he sets up a complaint hotline for the illegals in case they aren’t having the red carpet rolled out for them, and now this:

    Feds build bureaucracy to deal with Obama amnesty application onslaught

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services expects 800,000 applications at outset

    The government expects so many applications for President Obama’s new deportation amnesty that it’s seeking a contractor just to open the new mail and enter the forms into the system, with plans to operate two shifts from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. every workday to keep up with the anticipated workload.

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency charged with approving the applications, expects more than 800,000 applications in just the first two and a half months, or a 70 percent surge compared to last year’s total intake for the entire agency. Over the first 18 or so months, the agency will process more than 4 million pieces of mail related to the larger part of the new amnesty, according to contracting documents.

    All applications must be opened in the presence of two workers, one with “secret” security clearance, in order to maintain integrity of the applications, and mail may need to be X-rayed for security reasons, the documents show.

    “USCIS is building the additional capacity needed to begin accepting requests for upcoming immigration initiatives,” the agency said in a statement to The Washington Times. “USCIS is on pace to have several hundred employees on board and trained by mid-May, which will ensure every case processed by USCIS receives a thorough, case-by-case review under our guidelines.”

    But one former USCIS executive testified to Congress last week that the agency is going to be overwhelmed by the volume of applications and the truncated approval process.

    “It’s going to be hard to tell how much fraud there is,” said Luke Bellocchi, a former deputy ombudsman for USCIS, as he testified to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee last week.

    SEE ALSO: IRS offers extra tax refunds to illegal immigrants granted amnesty by Obama

    He said the agency is likely to use “abbreviated” criminal records checks that won’t delve too deeply into applicants’ backgrounds, and said the 2012 amnesty — known as DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — which was a test run for the broader amnesty Mr. Obama announced last year, accepted “pretty much any kind of documentation” to establish their identity.

    That could be an even bigger problem for the new amnesty, known as DAPA — or Deferred Action for Parental Accountability — which applies to illegal immigrants who arrived as adults and who could have committed crimes in their home countries that wouldn’t show up on the abbreviated criminal checks.

    The administration says it is confident in its ability to make a case-by-case decision on each application, and says it expects half of the 3.85 million people eligible for the new amnesty to apply once the application period opens in the middle of May.

    Still, that means the government expects 149,388 applications in May, another 324,488 applications in June and 350,242 in July, before the numbers drop to 221,087 in August and 139,331 in September.

    USCIS has also said it plans to issue a contract for printing millions of work permits that will go to the illegal immigrants granted amnesty from deportation under the new policies.

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