President Obama will spend the day behind closed-door meetings dealing with two major issues- the violence in Syria and the US economy. He'll sit down with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton later this afternoon to presumably discuss the situation in Syria and calls for Assad's departure. Afterwards, he'll meet with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner just before the markets close to presumably talk about the volatile markets in recent days.
This evening, President Obama hosts an Iftar dinner to celebrate Ramadan. The dinner will be in the State Dining Room and is his third time hosting an Iftar. The White House points out that this is a continuation of a tradition started by President Clinton and continued by President George W. Bush. The guest list will include elected officials, religious and grassroots leaders in the Muslim American community as well as leaders of other faiths.
For the full White House schedule, click below.
10:00AM Pool Call Time
10:00AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing Oval Office (Closed Press)
3:35PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of State Clinton Oval Office (Closed Press)
4:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary of the Treasury Geithner Oval Office (Closed Press)
8:35PM THE PRESIDENT hosts an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan State Dining Room (Pooled Press)
12:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney
Mr.President...I'm praying that you will further seek God's wisdom and knowledge and mercy to help our economic situation.And also to thank God for our many blessings.God bless America.
Barack Obama follows the 'Dead Horse' strategy ...
The tribal wisdom of the Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that, "When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount." However, with Obama, more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:
1. Buying a stronger whip.
2. Changing riders.
3. Appointing a committee to study the horse.
4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.
5. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.
6. Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.
7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.
8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.
9. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase dead horse's performance.
10. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse's performance.
11. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overhead and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.
12. Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.
And of course....
13. Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.
1.wingnut:. An outspoken, irrational person with deeply-held, nominally conservative, political views. A person who chooses on principle to be flagrantly ignorant. A "right-wing nut".
Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, and Fred Phelps are examples of the wingnut element in modern America.
2.(noun) A person appearing to be moderately to severely crazy, disoriented, majobling, see Majoble, jumbled and more often than not, a total mess. A wingnut is a constant source of entertainment to those surrounding it and can easily be found in any type of setting or venue. Example: grocery stores, sporting events, cross-walks, public transportation, school, work…you may even have one in your house.
The wingnut that is suppose to be teaching our biology class is talking to the fire extinguisher and telling it to read 'Paradise Lost' for yesterday's class.
3. wingnut: A person holding political views that the user of the word finds to be extreme, most often extremely conservative. Often combined with freeper to form the term "freeper wingnut."
The wingnuts on your block must have had a fit when you put that anti-war bumper sticker on your car.
I don't know why my friends waste their time on reality TV this is so much more entertaining.
In 2010, The lawsuit against the National Day of Prayer was brought in Wisconsin by a group of atheists and agnostics called the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which argued that it violated the separation of church and state. Where are the lawsuits over this??
LOL! Good breakdown of them Jean. I'd like to add just a few more things to your list of 'con' definitions: A right-wing nut is one who will argue with a billboard. A right-wing nut is one who will ignore the truth for the 'facts'. We all know how facts can change or vary according to who's telling the story! A right-wing nut will spin and twist a liberal positive into a negative, EVERYTIME! That is what they do! Talk about 'my way or the highway'; If they're not followed or believed, we're highway bound!