Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Obama cuts Thunderbirds, Blue Angels, air traffic controllers; but sends children on expensive vacation, hosts Seder dinner, LA Kings and Galaxy at White House

This was a busy week for our World Traveler President. Last week, he spent 4 days in the Middle East counties of Israel and Jordan. He arrived back in the U.S. late Saturday night. Now that he is back this week, he is devoting his time to his recreational passions. First, he held a Seder Dinner at the White House, and today he is hosting both the Los Angles Kings and LA Galaxy teams. The President has, however, found time to receive 2 daily briefings, meet with his senior advisers once, and have lunch with the Vice President.

Meanwhile, VP Biden, after returning from Italy, hosted a St. Patrick's Day breakfast, attended a Democratic Congressional Campaign conference, and went to a New York City Broadway play.

Mrs. Obama held a pre-Easter celebration.

But, the best is that she sent her 2 children to the Atlantis in Paradise Island Bahamas for their Spring Break. It is unclear what adults accompanied the children, or how many of their friends were treated to a fabulous vacation. However, we know that neither of her parents are with them this week.

Realizing that time under the sequester is still passing, Mr. Obama and his Administration announced two more cuts to the services provided by the U.S. Government. First, they announced that 149 flight control towers would be closed. Next, they announced that the Blue Angels, Thunderbirds, and other military acrobatic flying teams were grounded. 

Before summer begins, the Obama's will probably close the National Parks as well.

The attitude at the White House seems to be: "Lets keep removing services from the American people. Eventually, they will start screaming and demand that the services be restored and that the prisoners will be jailed once again. Then, we can blame the Republicans".

However, as difficult as the sequester cuts are, we are delighted that the First Family, and the Vice President, can continue to spend our U.S. taxpayer dollars lavishly for their own empirical enjoyment. After all, they deserve it. It's only fair!

Below is a summary of President Obama's official schedule during the week of Wednesday March 20 through Tuesday March 26 2013.

Today, Tuesday, March 26, 2013
  • President Obama received a daily briefing at 10:30 AM. This was followed by an 11:15 AM meeting with his senior advisers. At 12:30 PM, he and Joe Biden will have lunch together. Then, Mr. President honors the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings and MLS Cup Champion LA Galaxy at the White House (beginning at 1:45 PM). Lastly, Mr. Obama meets with Chuck Hagel at 3:55 PM.
  • VP Biden, along with Secretary of Interior Salazar, and Sen. Tom Carper, will deliver remarks at the newly designated First State National Monument at the Sheriff’s Office in New Castle.
Monday, March 25, 2013
  • President Obama began with a daily briefing at 10:30 AM. Then, at 11:30, he attended and spoke at a naturalization ceremony for active duty service members and civilians. At 12:10 PM, he designated 5 new national monuments. The rest of his afternoon was free until 6:30 PM, when he and Mrs. Obama hosted a Seder at the White House.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
  • President Obama toured Petra Jordan. At the end of he day, he left and flew back to Washington DC.
  • Joe Biden delivered remarks at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Issues Conference.
Friday, March 22, 2013
  • President Obama participated in 3 wreath laying ceremonies, toured the Hall of Names, Church of the Nativity and had lunch with Prime Prime Minister Netanyahu. After, he left Tel Aviv and flew to Jordan. There, he spend most of his time with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan.

Thursday, March 21, 2013
  • President Obama viewed the Dead Sea Scrolls, and had a variety of events with President Abbas, Prime Minister Fayyad. He also met with U.S. Embassy and Consulate General staff, and attended a dinner hosted by President Peres.
  • VP Biden went to New York City and discussed gun violence. He also went to see the Broadway play, Once.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
  • President Obama arrived in Tel Aviv Israel. There, he participated in many events and ceremonies with President Peres and Prime Minister Netanyahu.
  • Michelle Obama participated in a pre-Easter celebration with military children and their families.
  • VP Joe Biden hosted a St. Patrick's Day breakfast.

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