It's Friday at the White House
August 3rd, 2012
07:57 AM ET

It's Friday at the White House

The president is in the White House all day but that doesn't mean he won't he talking about one of his favorite campaign issues..taxes. According to a White House release, President Obama will be joined in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building by middle class families who will be "affected if Republicans in Congress continue to hold their tax cuts hostage by insisting on massive tax cuts for the very wealthiest individuals." The President will once again call on Congress extend the "Bush-era" tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans and not to extend the tax cuts for the other 2 percent who make over $250,000 dollars a year.

No briefing scheduled for today.
Full schedule after the jump.

10:00AM In-Town Pool Call Time

10:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing. Oval Office

11:00AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors. Oval Office

11:45AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on the need for Congress to act to ensure that taxes don’t go up on 98 percent of Americans at the beginning of next year. Eisenhower Executive Office Building, South Court Auditorium


soundoff (65 Responses)
  1. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Humm,
    Today 3 August 2012 the latest Jobs report came out. Slightly up to an "Offical" 8.3 percent. Obama needs to change his tune about Taxing the So-Called Rich if he has any hope of the jobs situation to get any better under his watch. The Bush Tax Cuts need to be extended for at least 10 more years for everbody. Then jobs will start to come back. A repeat of the 1930's is looming on the Horizion. It appears nobody is in charge of the ship. The Liberal's are going to ride a good house right into the ground.

    August 3, 2012 at 11:02 am |
    • DEcember 2012

      WHY DO WE NEED TO KEEP GIVING THEM TAX CUTS WHEN THEY STILL KEEP LAYING PEOPLE OFF OR NOT HIRING? TIME TO PUT UP OR SHUT UP.

      August 3, 2012 at 11:24 am |
      • John

        Because, if you ever worked you never worked for a poor person. It makes more sense to let the job creators keep their money instead of giving it to the governmnet to have the governmnet waste it.
        I know the libs like you do not understand this. Tax rates have been in place for ten years, now, in the middle of the recession we are in, and have been in (40+ months over 8% unemploymnet – the most ever in US history). What the libs hear is "jobs were created 40+ months in a row. So what – at the same time UNEMPLOYMENT HAS BEEN AT RECORD HIGHS!!!

        August 3, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
      • Howard

        – URGENT APPEAL TO ALL AMERICANS –
        Mortgage your homes ...
        Sell the Gold from your teeth ...
        Cash in your Social Security checks ...
        confiscate your children's lunch money ...
        ... and, send it all to the Obama's, so that
        they can hold onto the lavish lifestyle
        they've become accustomed to.

        August 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
      • italmn

        The TAX CUTS have been going on for 12 YEARS and NOT any JOBS from the Big Corporations ? NO ! But a whole lot of PROFIT in their foreign Bank accounts buddy. Hows almost 300% sound ? LOL...you have to really be stupid or you just turned on the News today.

        August 3, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        A BUSINESS THAT JUST POCKETS ITS MONEY AT THE LOWER TAX RATES IS A DRAIN TO THE ECONOMY. WITHOUT TAXES, THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT EMPLOY WORKERS WHO CAN CONTRIBUTE TO OUR CONSUMER DRIVEN ECONOMY. GET IT THRU YOUR THICK SKULLS.

        August 3, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Added 163,000 JOBS IN JULY –

      FOX NEWS reports- NASA awards $1.1 Billion funding to three companies for new PRIVATE SPACESHIPS to fill the gap in U.S human space-flight capabilities saying " announcing another critical step forward to launching our astronauts from U.S. SOIL on space systems BUILT BY AMERICAN COMPANIES that will keep us on track to end the outscorcing of human spaceflight and CREATE HIGH-PAYING JOBS in Florida and elsewhere in the country."

      I call that---GOVERNMENT HELPING AMERICAN BUSINESS TO MOVE US FORWARD--

      Heres one headline that will probably fit more comfortably with your view of the world –
      --–'RETIRED PORN STAR JENNA JAMESON SUPPORTS MITT ROMNEY'---

      August 3, 2012 at 11:58 am |
      • Cynthia L.

        Just to add to my post above, -NASA is Also Focused on the development of a new heavy-lift rocket for exploration missions with the goal of exploring a near-Earth asteroid by 2025 and on to manned-Mars mission by the 2030s working with other American companies and Universities.

        August 3, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
      • Kool-Aid Police

        What they really need is a different propulsion fuel. It's been talked about for decades, like ion propulsion. It would also help if they had an orbiting space dock, most of the energy required is just to get out of earth's gravity. There's also no doubt many other things we don't even know about that are on the table.

        August 4, 2012 at 7:17 am |
      • Cynthia L.

        Today is Aug. 4th and a new day to start fresh after sparing with each other.
        What you just posted MATTERS. Was that so hard? You prove you have something to offer up. Thanks, I just might send you another balloon.

        August 4, 2012 at 11:05 am |
      • Cynthia L.

        @Kool (starting today)
        They finally posted the first thing I put up about NASA. Wouldn't it be KOOL to be able to take a space flight on one of those new spacecraft? Buckle up.

        August 4, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
      • Howard

        Obama is playing golf, and asking people to vote for him, and send him more money on his birthday ... while at the same time, he is suing Ohio over the early voting law for the members of our military. With Friends like Obama, our military doesn't need enemies. What a disgrace !!!

        August 4, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Howard – that is SO CRAPPY that you just put out the MOST HORRIBLE LIE about Obama keeping our Military personel from voting on the LAST 3 DAYS OF EARLY VOTING. First of all it was A STRUGGLE WITH THE REPUBLICANS lead by GOV. SNYDER in that state to even SAVE the last 3 DAYS of early voting for our military AND other citizens of Ohio AND THAT was what Obama was suing them for!!!. Then YOU come on here and tell them OUR President is keeping them from voting?!!!! YOU ARE A PIECE OF OFAL -pig guts, pork guts, AND MOST OF ALL CHICKEN GUTS!!!!
        My oldest son just came home from Afghanistan THIS WEEK. You are a piece of PUCK to tell such a HORRIBLE LIE and I WILL RESPOND TO YOUR EVERY POST FROM HERE ON OUT AS IF YOU ARE A TRAITOR!!!!!

        August 4, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Howard – that is SO CRAPPY that you just put out the MOST HORRIBLE LIE about Obama keeping our Military personnel from voting on the LAST 3 DAYS OF EARLY VOTING. First of all it was A STRUGGLE WITH THE REPUBLICANS lead by GOV. SNYDER in that state to even SAVE the last 3 DAYS of early voting for our military AND other citizens of Ohio AND THAT was what Obama was suing them for!!!. Then YOU come on here and tell them OUR President is keeping them from voting?!!!! YOU ARE A PIECE OF OFAL -pig guts, pork guts, AND MOST OF ALL CHICKEN GUTS!!!!
        My oldest son just came home from Afghanistan THIS WEEK. You are a piece of PUCK to tell such a HORRIBLE LIE and I WILL RESPOND TO YOUR EVERY POST FROM HERE ON OUT AS IF YOU ARE A TRAITOR!!!!!

        August 4, 2012 at 8:31 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Unfortunately these posts are not as you like them to be in order but, HOWARD posted later on this afternoon Aug. 4th.
        I could not- will not- EVER FORGIVE him for his HORRIBLE LIES TO OUR MILITARY.

        August 4, 2012 at 9:35 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        It was Ohio Governor Kasich was talking about. Sorry, I was upset.

        However, the residents in Michigan were given a right to vote on an Emergency Manager 'take-over' that was done by the decree of their Republican Gov. Snyder, who did it WITHOUT A VOTE of the citizens, replacing their own elected officials with an appointee who was 'supposed to be temporary' and as of yet haven't done much in the way of job creation or improvements for the towns they took over. A state judge just declared the citizens had a right to vote their own destiny and could overturn the governors decree.
        These Governors, like Rick Scott in Florida, are messing wiith our citizens rights to vote, making it harder and harder to cast a ballot with hopes like the Gov. of Pennsylvania that it will put a Republican in the White House.
        I am a registered Independent voter who used to be a Republican. I refused to be affliated with them after they showed they cheat, and tell despicable lies to prevent people from knowing the truth, LIKE HOWARD.

        August 5, 2012 at 7:23 am |
      • Howard

        cynthia l. ... you are by far the most obnoxious foul mouthed blogger who has ever posted on this site. You may have relatives in the military, but I actually served in our military, and I assure you, the overwhelming majority of our troops hate Obama. And, unlike you, they can see right through his cut backs, pandering, and self serving hypocrisy.
        Our military knows Obama's stupid policies are putting our soldiers in much greater danger. cynthia l. ... the fact that a ranting fool, like you doesn't like me, is a badge of honor ... and, proves that I must be doing the right thing.

        August 5, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        YOU ARE A PUKE LIAR! A TOOL-FOOL. You aren't worthy to even touch the bottom of our troops boots!!

        August 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
    • You'reJoking

      RayE – Very well said! The facts are 8.3% unemployed and 15

      August 4, 2012 at 1:07 am |
    • You'reJoking

      RayE [Georgia] – Excellent post. Very well said.

      December 2012 – 8.3% unemployed; 15% underemployed; 12.8 Milllion remain unemployed [ a massive 40.7% for 6 months or more]
      And WHY? Because where there's no CONFIDENCE in the Leadership, there's less investment in jobs. And BTW July's figure is only a temporary boost, it won't be there in August

      Obama bailed out the Auto Industry but Investors Business Daily just reported that 93% of GMs 2012 profits were from sub-prime loans [aka Mortgage crash!] GM now holds more than$2.3 BILLION in bad debts as a result of loaning out TAXPAYERS money to drive up auto sales !

      Get rid of "The -Failure-in Chief" and jobs will increase. And money won't be poured down the drain.

      August 4, 2012 at 1:17 am |
  2. DEcember 2012

    DIDN'T CONGRESS GO HOME? THE SHIP IS EMPTY!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!

    August 3, 2012 at 11:18 am |
    • Steveo

      Some will sayteh ship is empty even when every seat is filled!

      August 3, 2012 at 11:21 am |
    • DEcember 2012

      TRUE DAT

      August 3, 2012 at 11:22 am |
  3. Obama Sucks

    It's Friday at the white house.. and that means Obama will find another way to screw over the American people.

    August 3, 2012 at 11:18 am |
    • DEcember 2012

      NO, THAT'S CONGRESS' JOB. TOO BAD THEY'RE NOT IN TODAY, YOU WILL HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO SCREW YOURSELF.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      August 3, 2012 at 11:26 am |
    • Cynthia L.

      You never offer ANYTHING constructive. Must 'suck to be you'.

      August 3, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
      • Kool-Aid Police

        Lay off the kool-aid.

        August 3, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        You are one boorish, unimaginative, uneducated-cretin that never comes up with a plan of your own but, thinks saying somebody is drinking 'KOOL-AID' is an earth-shattering blow coming from someone like you WHO never invented the saying in the first place.

        August 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
  4. Kool-Aid Police

    Another bad jobs report, who will Obama blame? Its certain that he will take no responsibility, only real leaders do that.

    August 3, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
    • Howard

      WHO DO I BLAME ?

      POOR PRESIDENT OBAMA
      If he gets reelected, look at
      the mess he's going to inherit.

      August 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm |
      • Ray E. (Georgia)

        You wouldn't be pulling my chain would you Howard. It's more like Midnight, Cindierella for the Obama Adminstration.

        August 3, 2012 at 8:28 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        HOWARD IS A TRAITOR!! HOWARD LIES! HOWARD IS OFAL!!!

        August 4, 2012 at 8:37 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        HOWAR IS A SCUM LIAR!!! signed a mother of two military men.

        August 4, 2012 at 9:37 pm |
  5. Steveo

    I heard the president say something today and I agree with only 1/3 of it.
    1. Job creation is NOT top down. DISAGREE, somebody let Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Warren Buffett or The Walton family know that!
    2. Job creation is the middle out. Agreed. Small business owners DO create jobs.
    3. Job creation is bottom up! DISAGREE, The poor cannot create jobs as that takes the risking of capital investment, which they do not have.

    33% is pretty good in baseball, but not so much in politics!

    August 3, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Poor families have children who grow up to be successful, too, when they're given an education equal to that of other Americans. Republicans voted against the FAIR PAY ACT which assures women of EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK. Which kind of ties into a Headline today 'GIRLS IN AFGHANISTAN ATTACKED BY TALIBAN FOR GOING TO SCHOOL'
      The Repulican Party today does NOTHING to help our country in or out of office.
      CONSERVATIVE WRITER David Brooks weighed in on the recent 'I built it myself b.s.' And, I quote him here,.....
      "You are right to preserve your pride in your accomplishments. Great companies, charites and nations were built by groups of individuals who each vastly overestimated their own autonomy. As an ambious executive, important that you believe that you deserve credit for everything. As a human being it's important to know that's nonsense."

      August 3, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
      • Kool-Aid Police

        You are one boorish, unimaginative, uneducated-cretin that never comes up with a plan of your own. You simply parrot whatever Obama says.

        August 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        @ Not-so KOOL Police
        You proved my point, deflating your own party balloon from self-inflicted stupidity. Sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.................(Sounds of your escaping stale-air)

        August 3, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
      • Howard

        Obama is the one who is currently ruining our economy, weakening our national security, and neutering our military. When our military is strong, funded, and respected, our country, and our soldiers are safer. Our military certainly understands this reality, that's why they mistrust, and dislike Obama. If you really care about our troops, you can't possibly support this self-serving, lying, hypocrite. If Obama gets reelected ... America is doomed !!!

        August 5, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        YOU ARE A PATHETIC LITTLE MAN.

        August 5, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
    • Steveo

      The key is access to education and help along the way. Gates has a foundation, so does Buffett (BOTH ARE RICH FOLK, btw). I hear what you have to say but the fact remains the poor are not job creators! The Brooks quote does NOT apply to all! There are NO economic boundaries to those who are jerks! You know that! Come on Cynthia! The Afghan tie-in is low unless you are talking about those bad teachers who are union protected! Remember the Korean Lady in DC (school Superintendent) who wanted to make teachers more responsible? She got fired why? The union!

      August 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Steve Jobs was NOT RICH when he first started working out of his garage. You could call him educated BUT NOT even close to having any money but, plenty of ideas that went on TO CREATE THOUSANDS OF JOBS!

        When Republicans attack even the most basic right of women earning a fair paycheck as a man when they have equal education and experience, or, even programs concerning women's health they are saying that women aren't as important as men, then, THEY ARE JUST AS BAD AS THE TALIBAN!!!!

        August 3, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
      • Frank Marshall Davis

        The public school I went to definitely wasn't top notch but my parents simply wouldn't accept a bad worth ethic or excuses. You get out what you put in. It's odd isn't it, my grandparents never even finished high school because they had to work to help their family, now kids just drop out because they're bored. No amount of money can fix the problem.

        August 3, 2012 at 6:56 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Frank, I responded to what you said – scroll down.

        August 3, 2012 at 7:42 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      THE USA IS A CONSUMER DRIVEN SOCIETY. WITHOUT PEOPLE WITH INCOME, THEY CAN'T BUY YOUR PRODUCTS. WITHOUT ANYONE BUYING YOUR PRODUCTS, YOUR PROFIT DWINDLES. WHEN YOUR PROFIT DWINDLES YOU SHED JOBS. IT CANNOT BE MORE SIMPLE.

      August 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
      • Steveo

        That is true and the reverse is just as true. People want to buy good products. Who produces said products? Those with capital! Decemeber, it is a circular effect! One group depends on the other!

        August 3, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  6. Steveo

    @cynthia,

    How many folks did Steve Jobs hire when he was working out of his garage? We went on to hire thousands AFTER he had access to capital! that is my point! The Taliban remark may warm the hearts of the left but as far as the truth is concerned, not even close!

    August 3, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Oh, gee, he got a LOAN that was SOMEBODY ELSE"S MONEY who would have never MADE MORE MONEY if 'poor Steve Jobs' hadn't had the idea. Your view seems to get stuck on an age old question; ' What came first – the chicken or the egg.'
      Moving on to Mitt's narrow worldview,....Jared Diamond, Professor of Geography at UCLA and author of "Guns, Germs and Steel', said that Romney misrepresented his views and OVERSIMPLIFIED the issue "as culture makes all the difference" when comparing Israel and their neighbors and doubts Mr. Romney even read his book although he took pains to mischaracterize it in Romney's memoir, "No Apology: Believe In America". and believes Harvard economist, David S. Landes author of "The Wealth and Poverty of Nations" who Romney also mention favorably – would also find the statemen that "Culture makes all the difference" DANGEROUSLY out of date.
      Success is a blend of social, geological, and climate factors. STRESSING that our geography won't keep us rich and powerful if we can't get a good education, can't afford healthcare AND can't count on our hard works being rewarded with good jobs and rising incomes.
      He WONDERS if Mitt Romney will continue to espouse 'ONE FACTOR EXPLANATIONS' for "MUTI-CAUSAL PROBLEMS" -If so, he will preside over a declining nation squandering its advantages of location and history.

      In other words – the ship goes down 'cause the crew was down below fighting over who gets the top bunk.

      August 3, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
      • Steveo

        Bingo! Whether a personal loan or a bank loan, he had access to capital.
        The chicken came first!

        August 3, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
      • Steveo

        Are we epee-ing, saber-ing or foil-ing? I'm confused!

        August 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        The bank would have NEVER GIVEN HIM A LOAN if he didn't HAVE THE IDEA FIRST! EGG.

        August 3, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
      • NOvember 2012

        don't quote UCLAs wackos...UCLA is a mess, just go walk the campas. Job's got where he got because of our system...and the fact that we have a STOCK MARKET...the public were able to buy into his company...stock holders and bond holders took a RISK! You will find every real sucessfull company in America employees several law and accounting firms to battle with the govt on taxes and regulation...it is very difficult to operate in America...that is why even GM has about 63% of their employees out of the country...and they have obama in their pocket!

        August 3, 2012 at 6:33 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        What were they taking a risk on? Ideas. I know, I know, some of you think taking a risk on 'air' is good policy. We should of learned that lesson with the crash of Wall Streets 'smartest guys in the room' -NOT. If that is how you want to operate a country, which doesn't include people but just made up money that you punched up on some computer then, we are not on the same page let alone the same planet. That kind of behaviour brought the WORLD to its knees. It's obvious you JUST WALKED THE CAMPUS AT UCLA because you haven't the BRAIN POWER to even study there even if you begged them to get in. Read some books of people who have studied economics, social issues, geography, history and biographies of the ones who found a way to bring mankind a better life. It's the only way to help your country – which is my country, too.

        August 3, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
      • Howard

        cynthia l. ... since you know what creates success in America ... I guess that why you're a multi-millionaire, who employs thousands of people. Oh, you're not ... well, Mitt Romney is ... and does. Unlike your two bit community organizer, who has never had a real job ... has never met a payroll ... has always been on the public dole ... and, who has already squandered over 5 TRILLION DOLLARS ... and, unlike Mitt Romney, the money Obama spends is not his ... it's ours. Unfortunately, your opinions have no credibility ... even though you scream them at the rest of us ... and, even if you use profanity to trash everybody with an opposing point of view.

        August 5, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        STICK IT, HOWARD.

        August 5, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
  7. italmn

    ALL you people who trash The POTUS whats the problem with you ? Don't like the CHANGES ? Too BAD! Their here and more is comming so sit back and figure out where your going to move to. Hows the Middle East ? The wtch Dogs are everywhere now stopping the Banks, Wallstreet and Mortage Lenders,Credit Card companys ect from the GREED and Power. Thats your problem. You will never have the chance to reverse it ever again. As far as Mitt Romney ? well he is not a man of Morals period. Calling the kettle black ? He will cheat on the American contribution for his FAIR share of TAXES and except Huge piles of money for what ? Forgetting he has any morals and doing as he is told. Thats a man with NO/Morals ! President Obama has his morals and his conviction for all americans as a whole, something Romney wishes he had.

    August 3, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
    • NOvember 2012

      ignorant!

      August 3, 2012 at 6:33 pm |
  8. italmn

    This country does NOT belong to the Anglo Saxton people. It belongs to everybody and you will see that come November 6th when the People have the LAST WORD ! Pres.Obama will be protected and thats just how it is. Mark my words.

    August 3, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
    • NOvember 2012

      Romney is half latino...obama is half black...so what are you saying? Oh, your saying 'I can't think for myself'!

      August 3, 2012 at 6:34 pm |
  9. NOvember 2012

    this taxint the so called rich mantra is a hoax...it will NOT SOLVE OUR PROBLEM in the very least.... how are you going to get those horrible wealthy people to payoff $15,000,000,000,000? The numbers are not there. It is this kind of thinking (the left wing vote buying mind set) that got us where we are today. We need a leadership that tells the truth and who actually wishs to bring all Americans together to solve our problems and get us on track. Obama had his chance and blew it...he is not a uniter or a leader...he is a typically narcissistic politician who tells you what you want to hear and who will buy your vote for power...we need a big change and we need it now before we have soup lines again!

    August 3, 2012 at 6:26 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      KEEP MOUTHING OFF WHEN THE FACTS DON'T SUPPORT YOU. EVENTUALLY ALL TAX RATES WILL NEED TO GO UP IF YOU WANT TO MAKE A DENT AT THAT DEFICIT. NOBODY WANTS TO FACE THAT REALITY ESPECIALLY IN AN ELECTION YEAR BUT IT WILL HAPPEN. I DON'T TRUST ANOTHER BUSH WANNABE TO START THE INSANITY ALL OVER AGAIN SO OBAMA NEEDS TO FINISH WHAT HE STARTED.

      August 4, 2012 at 12:40 am |
  10. Cynthia L.

    Hi, Frank,
    You are right that some people don't take advantage of an education or, in case of your grandparents, didn't have access. Yes, some do drop-out but, that doesn't mean they won't or can't find a way to make strides toward a better life. We are most likely to succeed as a nation when we don't let people fall through the cracks if we can help it.
    After all, look what our nation has accomplished when original ideas teamed up with government and private enterprise. I think the message gets smeared and cloudy when people discount any of the avenues that lead to our success as individuals, as investors, and as a governed society that is funded and fueled by all of us pooling our talents and resources to achieve the best we can make for ourselves and our countrymen. That is what makes a nation a leader is this world. We have to stop saying we can't – we have to start saying we can, WE CAN, WE CAN!
    It will work out if we learn from our mistakes and then learn to fly higher inspite of them.

    August 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
  11. soldiermom11

    I love the fact that Romney is rich. Gives me a good feeling that he knows what the heck his doing when it comes to running a business or a charity for that matter. Why don't the libs ever interview those employees who worked for companies that were going to be closed and Bain came in and saved the company. Oh, sorry lost my head. That would be fair. Not really high on the libs prioritiy list unless it's a fair share or your money.

    August 4, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  12. Cynthia L.

    HOWARD IS OFAL -–

    August 4, 2012 at 9:51 pm |
  13. Cynthia L,

    The Mars rover is set to land in a few hours in a most spectacular, exciting and very scary touchdown, one that has never happened before as the rover is 9ft. by 9 ft. and is too big for a softer, bouncing-airbag landing, needing this time A CRANE of sorts to rocket brake it's fall and rocket away on it's own to another location to keep from damaging the rover. I am in awe of the people who worked so hard to bring such a spectacular mission from Earth to a planet that is 100 Million Miles away. It is mind-blogling and I am so happy and PROUD that our country has proven to the world, that WE AS A NATION have the courage to face a daring and daunting challenge that was once thought of as just a dream by past generations. Every step of the way there have been people WHO HAVE NEVER GIVEN UP. Thank you.

    August 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm |
  14. Cynthia L,

    --–CURIOSITY HAS LANDED!!! WHOOP-WHOOP!---–150Million + miles – 6 yrs in the making!!--

    August 6, 2012 at 1:40 am |