June 28th, 2011
08:27 AM ET
POTUS schedule June 28, 2011
President Obama heads to Iowa this morning, not to talk politics but jobs and manufacturing. According to Jen Psaki, deputy White House communications director the president is "going to focus his visit on growth of manufacturing."
The president will visit Alcoa Davenport Works Factory, a facility with state of the art aluminum rolling capabilities. It is a hub for Alcoa's $3 billion aerospace business.
The President's full schedule is after the jump
PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SCHEDULE:
9:30AM In-Town Pool Call Time
10:00AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of State Clinton
Oval Office / Closed Press
10:35AM THE PRESIDENT departs the South Lawn en route Joint Base Andrews
South Lawn / Open Press
10:50AM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Moline, Illinois
Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage
11:55AM THE PRESIDENT arrives Moline, Illinois
Quad City International Airport, Moline, Illinois/ Open Press
12:45PM THE PRESIDENT tours Alcoa Davenport Works
Alcoa Davenport Works, Bettendorf, Iowa/ Travel Pool Coverage
1:05PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks on the critical role the manufacturing sector plays in the American economy
Alcoa Davenport Works, Bettendorf, Iowa / Open Press
2:45PM THE PRESIDENT departs Moline, Illinois
Quad City International Airport, Moline, Illinois / Open Press
5:40PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at Joint Base Andrews
Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage
5:55PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House
South Lawn / Open Press
More spending on travel? Wasn't this guy suppose to be the most technologically advanced human on the earth? Capable of texting on his blackberry, listen to music on his iPod, and tweeting to world leaders? Why does he choose such an out dated, expensive, mega carbon foot print way of communication, helicopters and jets. Why not teleconference with high speed internet, you remember the very internet that he claimed to use so effectively. The one Al Gore invented.
You really think everyone, in Iowa, the president wants to reach is plugged in and ready to receive an iPod, blackberry or teleconference message? If that were the case, every business person traveling today would stay in their office. Each and every day approximately 1.5 million people board a plane to go somewhere across the U.S.; and a large percentage of them are business travelers. If business persons were not a large portion you would never hear about flying business fare.
For your added information, Al Gore did not invent the internet (he never said he did), but he did introduce Senate Bill- S2594–The Supercomputer Network Study Act of 1986...which lead to:"The Gore Bill" the legislation which was The High Performance Computing and Communications Act of 1991, regarded as one of the key reasons we today have a functioning internet with a web browser; where you can post your moronic messages.
Now, think of something else to harp about whiner.
On a side not: The Gore Bill funded The National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, and according to Marc Andreessen Netscape founder (on of the programmers attending that school)... in a remark about "The Gore Bill": "If it had been left to private industry, it wouldn't have happened; at least, not until years later."
So, when you honestly think about the truth of the matter, without Al Gore and his legislation, you currently could be still waiting for the internet to be invented.
The Alcoa Davenport Works plant that President Obama is visiting today is in the incorporated city of RIVERDALE Iowa not Bettendorf. Look at a map!
You go Jean! Heard that Jay? One more thing; you do know 'Mr Bogus', that everybody on this 'internet' blogosphere, whether or not they blog it, voice it, or even admit it, know YOU and the rest of your ilk wouldn't even be asking that divisive, mean-spirited question, period, had the President been a white man; Democrat or Republican; or even Hillary Clinton! You're sick, Jay, and you continue to hope people are sleeping fools. We know what time it is! We know what's really going on! Stop the presses! LOL
Yes, people teleconference everyday...but not all people do, and not all people have the resources or the capability...or it seem the time... I know, I have been trying to connect with a teleconference for a couple of months...but getting all the people to a source to do that is a bigger job than anticipated. sometimes just plain old face to face does it...besides if your big dreams of everyone doing it were so practical...then why is you are not harping about all the candidates. It seems all of them are not foregoing a trip to Iowa...and I haven't heard of one their campaigning via a teleconference.
Also any video source can be doctored. Snopes says he never realistically said he invented the internet...that it is plain silly posturing by a group of moronic fools that want to believe anything stupid, and repeat it. This is on a par with Eisenhower when in the mid-1960's he said... "that he created the Interstate Highway System". He may have signed legislation after it was .passed by congress which lead the way for the creation, but he did not invent the concept of highways, or dig ditches, run a backhoe, or pour concrete....and everyone with half a brain knew what he was referring to....Al Gore may not literally have created the internet but he fostered the legislation that made it possible.
Maybe it is that you do not understand the word...literally...or care to understand it.
However, on the upside, in May 2005, the organizers of the Webby Awards for online achievements, honored Al Gore with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his three decades of contributions to the internet. Basically for fostering legislation which helped make it a reality.
Check out: Al Gore claimed he invented the internet on snopes. it will tell you that is FALSE.
So take off your dunce hat and try for some other lame excuse.
The comments are about money being wasted NOW. BTW, isn't nice to know the president and his family already have their August vacation on the cape already planned?
Yes, and if you will be so kind as to re-read Jay in NC's original post; he was the first to mention Al Gore. BTW why didn't you call him out for being off topic?
Waste...what waste? I assume a lot of people will be traveling to Iowa over the next few months, so why shouldn't the president. If he goes to the Cape in August, he won't be the first or the last President to do so.
Once again how many times did Bush go to Kennebunkport? Oh wait that was 11 times to Kennebunkport, 149 times to Camp David, and 77 trips to the Crawford Ranch...not including foreign and other trips. BTW where was he and what was he reading the morning of 9/11?
Did I hear you whining when the country was as you put it "being bankrupted"? NOPE nary a peep!
Well, I know you hate to see this President take a day of down time; but you and the rest of the non-compassionate, jealous haters of what this man is faced with daily, in WASHINGTON; what with the contentious obstructive, greedy, self-serving, anti-Americans who 'work' there 'against' him, I don't mind paying for his vacations! The rest of them are off on weeks and weeks of vacation throughout the year! The president sorely needs every bit of his rest-time to armour up to continue the fight with Satan!
Thanks! That's what I've been mainly talking about in my posts! The 'over-the-top' persistance in the boo-hooing, kicking and squealing over President Obamas' trips away from Washington, when I know full well, if it was mentioned at all by the media, they certainly didn't repeatedly spin and twist the story to the point of causing question from the masses; causing divisiveness and even more controversy/hate and jealousy towards a President of the United States! It's a double-standard dig by design on OBAMA!