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The Secretive White House keeps rolling along

Not much fanfare about the celebration to be held at the White House this evening. But, I am sure there will be hundreds in attendance in spite of the sequester cuts. St PatsIn the meantime 6th graders are out front protesting not being able to tour “the People’s House”.our-house“This house is our house.”

The President has a busy week ahead: The St. Patrick’s festivities on Tuesday include an Oval Office bilateral with the Prime Minister, followed by the annual St. Patrick’s Day luncheon on Capitol Hill.  After a holiday reception in the evening, the President will  depart for the Middle East, making the first foreign trip of his second  term.

As for the Obama’s lavish paycayshuns, …well, ….the Republicans

Confronted about President Obama’s $1 million golf trip, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney attacked Republicans rather than promise that the president will cut back on “lavish vacations” paid for by taxpayers.

“How does the president justify lavish vacations and a golf trip to Florida at taxpayer expense and does he plan to cut back on his travel?” a reporter from Colorado asked after noting the high unemployment rate among minorities and the furloughs that federal employees face under sequester.

Harry Reid took to the floor today to blame sequester for the deaths of Marines training in NV. Using them as a political prop is beyond disgusting. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those fallen and injured in the accident.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ARMY_DEPOT_EXPLOSION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-03-19-09-56-36

UPDATE:  The Marine Corps is not happy with Reid and his insinuation.

The Marine Corps is not happy, according to NBC News reporter Jim Miklaszewski (once again by way of RealClearPolitics):

Now I can tell you, Marine Corps officials this afternoon are taking a strong exception to what Harry Reid implied. Saying that this this exercise, for example, was planned well in advance, had nothing to do with the budget cuts. There were no corners cut, and if they couldn’t afford to have all the safety precautions into place, they wouldn’t do the exercise.

And in fact, one Marine Corps official told us a short time ago that he considers this nothing but pure political posturing on the backs of these dead Marines.

MO visits the military; h/t Anniesmom  michelle-o-3_4_rx340

Forgot to use her “princess training”, needs work on standing like a lady…. LOL

First lady Michelle Obama took her best friend, first dog Bo Obama, on a pre-Easter visit today to military families staying at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the Maryland suburbs of Washington.

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18 Comments

  1. I’m not sure which is worse…Reid politicizing the loss of the Marines or the CIC ignoring the accident:

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/19/miller-wheres-concern-7-marines-die-and-obama-twee/

    • Call you tomorrow….
      They both are political whores…both act just as expected.

  2. BO hosts luncheon…no mention of the party in the evening.

    “Shamrock in his jacket pocket, Obama hosted Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny for a meeting in the Oval Office on Tuesday — two days after the official holiday, which fell on a Sunday this year.

    ‘It also gives us an excuse to stretch out St. Patrick’s Day for a couple of extra days,’ he said.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2296117/Obama-hosts-Irish-Prime-Minister-Kenny-Washington-lunch-Guinness-beer.html

  3. Sara gives as good as she gets…. 🙂
    “Information received from the Israeli press office:
    “Ms. Netanyahu will give Michelle Obama a silver Passover Seder plate that could be used atthe traditional Passover Seder that is held at the White House annually. To Sasha and Malia Obama, Ms. Netanyahu will give chains with silver medallions in the form of David’s harp set with Roman glass. Ms. Netanyahu will give Bo a rubber hamburger toy.”

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/mrs-netanyahu-give-michelle-obama-seder-plate-bo-obama-rubber-hamburger-toy_708722.html

  4. Among the most pervasive, and arguably pernicious, notions of the past decade has been that the “creative class” of the skilled, educated and hip would remake and revive American cities. The idea, packaged and peddled by consultant Richard Florida, had been that unlike spending public money to court Wall Street fat cats, corporate executives or other traditional elites, paying to appeal to the creative would truly trickle down, generating a widespread urban revival.

    Not happening…..admits it is a huge mistake…

    Florida himself, in his role as an editor at The Atlantic, admitted last month what his critics, including myself, have said for a decade: that the benefits of appealing to the creative class accrue largely to its members—and do little to make anyone else any better off. The rewards of the “creative class” strategy, he notes, “flow disproportionately to more highly-skilled knowledge, professional and creative workers,” since the wage increases that blue-collar and lower-skilled workers see “disappear when their higher housing costs are taken into account.” His reasonable and fairly brave, if belated, takeaway: “On close inspection, talent clustering provides little in the way of trickle-down benefits.”

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03/20/richard-florida-concedes-the-limits-of-the-creative-class.html

    • conner43

      Great comment Lynn. To me, the most pervasive attribute of the ‘creative class’ is their absolute detachment from reality.. No more so than in their treatment of the ‘other’. As the article you posted on Philadelphia implies, the real key to a good life depends greatly on the culture in which you were raised, This also is at least partially, the explanation for failure. ‘Culture’ has almost nothing to do with skin color, as there are millions of examples of people from all backgrounds taking the bit in their teeth, getting trained, and getting a real life. That’s fine, as far as it goes. It’s the offspring of our new pink collar class who will tell the tale, and I’m rooting for them.
      The real fox in the hen house is teen and unwed pregnancy, that fox skulks around, just waiting to eat young people’s futures, getting rid of the fox is the real challenge.
      Repealing the anchor baby law would help too, and solve many of our immigration woes. We have far too many legal Americans in need to keep supporting this outdated and destructive law.

  5. Feinstein’s hissy fit…..Ted Cruz genius…

    “Feinstein obviously feels very passionate about limiting people’s access to guns. But who says she gets to decide who gets to own a gun or how many stay on the market?

    Enter Cruz. The freshman senator is forcing the Washington establishment – people in both parties – to think. And oh, how they dislike him for it.

    Before his election to the Senate, Cruz – who was solicitor general of Texas – built a reputation as one of the best litigators and constitutional lawyers in the country.

    What Feinstein, 79, has is a conviction that she – like many liberals – cares more about the victims of gun violence than everyday Americans possibly could.”

    http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/navarrette/article/Ted-Cruz-gets-a-scolding-not-an-answer-4368435.php#ixzz2O6i9eb7j

    • LOL 😀
      bet Malia would know….looks like it belongs to someone much, much smaller than MO

    • I see SWMBO brought poor Bo along for the photo op. . .

  6. Border Patrol gets cuts and furloughs….detainees get the Hilton treatment…What’s wrong with this picture?

    “One such center is the Karnes County Civil Detention Facility in Texas that opened last year at a $32 million cost to taxpayers. Tours of the facility were given to reporters, and their stories depict a college-like setting in which detainees are housed in dorms or suites that hold eight.

    Each is equipped with a television and private bathroom. Soccer fields, basketball courts, and other recreation areas, in addition to a computer lab with Internet access and legal resources, are all available to illegal immigrants.

    “Detainees will be free to move through much of the center 24 hours a day. Unarmed staff members, dressed in blue polo shirts and khaki trousers, are known as ‘resident advisers,’ not guards,” according to a New York Times report.

    Other detention centers have also been revamped, including one in Essex County, N.J., which has robust indoor and outdoor recreation.”

    http://freebeacon.com/agents-take-pay-cuts-detainees-get-hair-cuts/

  7. Thunderous silence….out of the mouths of babes
    ““Since every child needs a mom and a dad to be born, I don’t think we can change that children need a mom and a dad. I believe God made it that way,” Grace Evans, 11, said before the Minnesota House Committee on Civil Law last week. “I know some disagree, but I want to ask you this question: Which parent do I not need – my mom or my dad?””

    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/minn-legislature-can-t-answer-11-year-old-s-question-which-parent-do-i-not-need-my-mom

  8. Oh my, Leno going for the throat….

    On Tuesday, he made another joke: “Did you hear about this? A 28-year-old woman from Serbia has a rare brain condition where she sees everything upside down. The good news? She’s now been given a job at the White House as President Obama’s economic adviser. Isn’t that crazy? It’s unbelievable. She sees everything upside down. In fact, she thinks NBC is at the top of the ratings.”

    And then there was this joke,

    “And also look for President Obama next month on the cover of The Economist. It’s their annual April Fools issue.”

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/

  9. Bibi zings BO

    • 0 is that guy at the cookout that travels from group to group, hanging on the outside rim of the circle of talkers, and when he finally butts in with his two cents, the conversation falls flat. The. He then stalks another group. Rinse. Repeat.

  10. Dim Senators vote to keep the White House closed to public tours….54 Dims deny access to the “People’s House”

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/03/20/Dems-vote-to-defund-WH-tours

  11. 35 living breathing House democrats defected and voted against Senate budget…..Patty Murray must be fuming….they were ‘ordered’ to vote for it in lockstep…

    http://hotair.com/archives/2013/03/20/house-rejects-senate-democrats-budget-with-the-help-of-35-democrats/

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