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

118 Responses to Open Thread || Tuesday, August 4, 2015

  1. Well, now I know what “Demo” day is. It’s just another dopey thing someone dreamed up, like the WH science fairs and such that Obummer wastes his time on.

    TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015

    In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

    Later in the morning, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; the Vice President will also attend. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of the meeting in the Oval Office.

    In the afternoon, the President will have lunch with the Vice President in the Private Dining Room. This lunch is closed press.

    In the afternoon, the President will host the first-ever White House Demo Day, which will celebrate the important role entrepreneurship plays in America’s economy. Unlike a private-sector Demo Day, where entrepreneurs and startups pitch their ideas to funders, these innovators from around the country will “demo” their individual stories. The President’s viewing of the exhibits on the State Floor will be pooled press. The President’s remarks in the East Room will be open press. This event will be streamed live at http:/

    Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with American Jewish community leaders to discuss the Iran nuclear deal. This meeting follows similar meetings the President held with Jewish community leaders in April, following the announcement of the Lausanne framework, and numerous engagements that senior administration officials have held with organizations and individuals in the community since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was announced last month. This meeting in the Cabinet Room is closed press.


    9:30AM In-Town Pool Call Time

    10:00AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing
    Oval Office
    Closed Press

    11:00AM THE PRESIDENT holds a bilateral meeting United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; THE VICE PRESIDENT also attends
    Oval Office
    Pool Spray at the Bottom (Final Gather 11:35AM – Brady Press Briefing Room)

    12:30PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet for lunch
    Private Dining Room
    Closed Press

    3:15PM THE PRESIDENT views White House Demo Day exhibits
    State Floor
    Pooled Press (Final Gather 2:50PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

    3:40PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the White House Demo Day
    East Room
    Open Press (Pre-Set 2:15PM, Final Gather 2:50PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

    4:25PM THE PRESIDENT meets with American Jewish community leaders to discuss the Iran nuclear deal
    Cabinet Room
    Closed Press

    Briefing Schedule

    12:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

    • Demo Day…what BS…this crew never met a private entrepreneur that they trusted ever. After all, who but the almighty government could possibly run a successful operation?


    • What caught my attention was the meeting with the Jewish community leaders being Closed Press!
      I would like to see the expression on people’s face as he is trying still to sell his nightmare of a deal.
      I would like to hear the questions being asked as well.
      This is not a deal about road improvements, or school improvements, etc.
      This deal is a concern for everyone.

      • Called Schumer’s office today and asked what was taking him so long in coming out with a position.

        Serious matter, must study, blah blah but what I thought interesting is that he might take advantage of the full force of time — they said something to the effect — well, he has 50 days.

        Must be a real dilemma for Chuckie. Although in the end he might vote against it, and then when/if Obama vetoes it will not vote to overturn. Such is the way….

        • I am very interested in, What he mumbled after stating he must study?
          You did note Blah, Blah, Blah, so I am assuming he did not give you any specific thing he was studying.

          • It was the “answering aide” I spoke with. Basically he listened, said it was important, Schumer wanted to study and talk to people, and the exact phrasing of the “50 days” I can’t recall. But the fact that the aide knew exactly how much time suggests it is at the forefront. I don’t expect anything soon from Schumer.

          • He really is morally bankrupt and having his COMMEDIAN?? daughter who I never heard of before yesterday, preaching about guns, Schumer is such a liar, there are so many gun laws that nobody follows already, he’s such a jerk. Yeah, him and Obama and Clinton want to take the guns from the good people. Why don’t they care about the dismembering of babies that are fully formed.

    • In 4-H we had Demonstration Day where we gave a demo from one of the projects we took. It was great experience for young kids learning to speak publicly, while being judged.
      This WH demo day is way below 4-H standards.

  2. I see our “wonderful” Mark Kirk was the only repub to vote against defunding PP. He is worthless just like the rest of the sitting representatives in IL Gov Rauner cannot get anything worthwhile done; all controlled by the Chicago dems. So sad; when will they wake up; business are leaving IL in droves!

  3. Anyone else here submit any questions to Fox for consideration in the debate?

    Here’s one of mine for conversation sake:

    This week, President Obama justified his controversial Clean Power Plan by stating that “I’m convinced that no challenge poses a greater threat to our future and future generations than a changing climate” yet none of the plan will be presented to nor voted on by the people’s representatives in Congress.

    In Federalist Number 10, James Madison wrote: “No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity.”

    As President, would you support a Constitutional amendment requiring that new administrative rules be first voted on and approved in Congress before carrying the weight of law?

    • Very good question. I did not intend on submitting a question, because it would take forever to choose which one to submit.
      However thanks for the reminder and I will buckle down and choose one.
      Is there a time limit on submitting the questions?

      • I through the Madison quote in because of the bias of judgement and integrity references. Seriously doubt if gets asked but would be great to see who squirms over questioning Obama “integrity” and who would answer it straight up and directly.
        HINT: I think at least one would answer directly. His last name rhymes with Harrump. lol

        • LOL. Integrity in very short supply, not just Obama — who is totally lacking. As a people and a government we are somewhat morally bereft.

          I don’t expect a lot from the candidates. Over time all the lying by Obama, the political class, the media, and the party I am most cynical. But here’s hoping for your question — it would be a challenge indeed.

    • This is the, what, eighth major corrupt issue Obama is desperate to hide details thereof from the Congress and the citizenry. 1. ObamaCare. 2. The Trade Agreements, 3. The Iran “Deal”, 4. Fast and Furious, 5. Benghazi, 6. the IRS scandals, 7. The VA scandals, 8. Placing Muslim Brotherhood jihadists in his administration. And lots more we know about, and situations yet to be revealed.

      • So,….who is at fault ?
        Obama, or the congress ?
        Both of them are ignoring the Constitution.
        Both of them are corrupt.
        We the People have one voice, and that happens every two years at the ballot box.

        However, our voice has been diluted by crooked tactics designed to keep the ones that have the keys to the agenda in power.

        It’s a shame that the only reason some of these people vacate the office is through death or illness.

        It never used to be that way.
        Washington and Jefferson yearned for the time that they could go back to the farm.

        Not so today.
        They yearn for how long they can stay in office.

        This among many other things is completely upside down.

        • I put CSpan on just a moment ago. Listened to comment that Mark Toner stated.
          Kerry clearly reconizes Netanyahu’s disagreement. There are other voice in Israel who think this is a good deal.
          Has anyone seen/read who in Israel thinks this is a good deal?

        • AFVet…’s clear to any thinking American that our three branches of government are broken and the national media has participated completely in that brokenness. They are all at fault. Public opinion shows that public opinion for all three branches and the media are at historic lows. The national media has a 60 percent distrust record, another low record. People have figured it out. We aren’t stupid. Now the most important question is: what do we do about it? All the tools we need to get us back on track are there. But the Congress is dead in the water, the President is corrupt, the national media refuses to do its job, and the Supreme Court is completely politicized. It’s all fixable, but there needs to be the will to fix it. Or else.

      • Wow Marcus, you are terrific, everything you state is so true and yet this miserable excuse for a President gets away with all this criminal stuff? I don’t get it — because he’s black?? Its just crazy that he’s not treated like every other President??? How can America stand for this traitor? We never would before?

    • On Fox Rand Paul was discussing Community Health Centers that the Govt. gave 5 Billion dollars.
      He said PP refers a lot of woman to Community Health Centers, because they do not offer the service at PP.
      So there is:
      Community Health Centers
      o Care

    • It’s always a straw man “all or nothing” argument with the Dems. For example with the Iran deal…they insist the only two alternatives are the deal itself or war…there’s never anything in between!

      • There claiming that they are at a 2 month reach of getting. I believe it was Greta last night made the point, If, that is the case. Than who is holding the ball for letting Iran get that far?

  4. Democrat Senator Tim Kane will support the Iran deal. Makes the fight to stop it very difficult.

    Didn’t Obama just have another one of his closed door (is there any other kind) meetings with Dems the other day? And is Kane on the of the first to kiss the ring on this?

  5. Shots fired at Troops at Camp Shelby in MS.
    Searching for a two door Ford Ranger Shooting happen an hour and 30 mins. ago.
    Two suspects on the loose.
    Just hear Shepard give this news on Fox.

  6. Susan Rice will be thrilled because she just loves these dictators. Looks like Obama is looking to add some more thugs to his circle of friends as he works feverishly to transform America into a 3rd world backwater defenseless country. And Iran will be happy to supply all the power necessary along our southern front.

    Stock up on toilet paper people. Shortages coming our way.

    • PP is committing a crime by selling body parts. They should indeed be prosecuted. If you notice, PP has been trying to move the focus of the issue to “We aren’t making a profit,” and away from “We are butchering unborn human beings”. It’s not working for them. We all know what’s really going on.

      • Obviously nobody of any merit audits PP spending of federal funds. This issue just reinforces that we have lost our national moral compass.

        That said, let’s look at this from another point of view. And although it will sound like I am making light, I am not. This is a profoundly serious moral issue that the Democrats refuse to address.

        The other point of view — words get out that there is money there in your aborted fetus’ body part and you ain’t getting any of it. And for the more sentimental — please, oh please, can I have my baby’s heart.

        Don’t say not possible because I never thought half of what is going on since Barack Obama and his party ilk took over was evenly remotely possible. But it’s happening.

        • Agree completely. On the moral and ethical issues–profound and fundamental concerns for a civil society– we have moved, or have been moved, in a direction that is lethal for all of us. If this madness continues, how long will be before government officials rule that a person has outlived any perceivable “usefulness”, and therefore isn’t really fully human anymore? Or that a 7 year old handicapped child has no contribution to make and, therefore, according to government regulations, will no longer be provided medicine or support?

          It’s more than a religious issue, though it certainly is that. It’s also a matter of Natural Law, as developed, espoused and honored for 5,000 years. If we mock Natural Law, or willingly violate it, the consequences are all bad, for everyone. History has taught us that many times.

        • Brings tears to my eyes when I think of what butchering of human life is going on and like I said above, we do have a poor excuse for a President who doesn’t give a good God damn about human life in the womb or anywhere else EXCEPT HIS OWN. May God punish him.

  7. Note to Babs Boxer and Fauxcohauntus who claim defunding PP sponsored by Joni Ernst is a war on women. I dare either of you to say that to Senator Ernst, a veteran who has actually been in theater, a mother and grandmother, face to face on national TV.

    Someone else made that point and it is a good one.

  8. Doggone it! Christie got the last spot on the A-team for Thurs. night! Perry lost out.
    Hope someone tells the bully RINO, Christie, to ‘sit down and shut up’!

  9. Handcuffing a child with disabilities??
    To make him behave??
    My heart is breaking for this little boy.
    Handcuffing children…unacceptable!!!

    • I heard today they expect this to be the highest ratings in Cable. I think he is going to get his feelings hurt…
      He is also a has been.

    • Hah !
      Sounds like he is getting worried.
      This is the kind of trash we are going to be exposed to once he is out of office.
      We will never be rid of him.
      Love WZ.

      • I hope, with all the Dems watching, that someone asks Carson about Planned Parenthood — he can talk about depravity and depraved doctors — as a doctor.

        As for the Iran deal — go Ted Cruz.

        • There is another video out. Hannity just showed a portion of another video. There are seven more videos. I think they should have watched all the videos before they voted.

    • “hold them accountable” Straight from Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. RULE 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”

      The man known variously as Barack Hussein Obama II, Barry Soetoro, Barack Hussein Obama Soebarkah, Harrison J. Bounel (an alias he used when debt collectors were on his trail some years ago), knows his Alinsky. That’s all he knows.

  10. Interesting. WAPO says FBI investigating Clinton Server. Of course, this FBI is so compromised by Obama and his DOJ nothing REALLY will come out of it.

    But I do see Obama’s hand in this, pushing Joe forward. But then again, I’m pretty sure Clinton has some dirt also. And I wouldn’t put it past them both to have resolved this in advance.

    Anyway, kids. Here it is

    • Grace,….see the Marcus post just above yours.
      Obama will need to pull all of the stops out to keep from going to jail.
      A new administration that is determined to get to the bottom of the criminal actions of the present one is Obama’s worst nightmare.

      Biden could shut the investigations down through the DOJ.
      Someone like Cruz would run rampaging through them.

      That’s why we will see him rant and rave constantly against anyone that he sees as a threat to his efforts to take this Country to Her knees.
      Anybody that threatens to reverse his policies will be targeted.