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TheObamaCrat™ Wake-Up Call For HuMpDaY The 18th, 2013. 7 Days Left To Buy Gifts They Gonna Return!


 

By Jueseppi B.

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White House Schedule – December 18, 2013

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18th, 2013

 

DAILY GUIDANCE AND SCHEDULE FOR
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18th, 2013

 

In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

 

Later in the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will meet with a group of moms in the Oval Office to discuss how health care reform could benefit their families. They will discuss the critical role moms are playing in helping their families access quality, affordable health care by encouraging their adult children, family members and peers to sign up for coverage. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of the meeting.

 

Wednesday, December 18 2013 All Times ET

 

9:45 AM: THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.

 

12:30 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, The Brady Briefing Room.

 

2:05 PM: The President and the First Lady receives the Presidential Daily Briefing, Oval Office.

(I’ll bet this makes Rush Limbaugh & TeaTardedRepubliCANTS heads implode!)

 

 

Statements and Releases December 17, 2013

 

Statement from the President on the Retirement of Congressman Jim Matheson

 

Presidential Nomination Sent to the Senate

 

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

 

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

 

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegations to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games

 

 

Presidential Actions

 

Presidential Proclamation — Wright Brothers Day, 2013

 

 

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December 18, 2013
09:00 AM EST

 

First Lady Michelle Obama and children of military families participate in a craft project in the State Dining Room during the White House holiday press preview, Dec. 4, 2013. Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses helps children decorate Springerle cookie ornFirst Lady Michelle Obama and children of military families participate in a craft project in the State Dining Room during the White House holiday press preview, Dec. 4, 2013. Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses helps children decorate Springerle cookie ornaments. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

 

This year, the White House holiday theme is ‘Gather Around’ in celebration of the stories and traditions that bring people together at this time of year. Over the course of the season, the President and First Lady will welcome 70,000 visitors to tour the “People’s House” and take in the holiday decorations. For the first time, we’re hosting a Holiday Google+ Hangout to open the doors of the White House to even more people can “gather around” virtually from around the country.

 

On Thursday, December 19 at 12:30 p.m. ET, you’re invited to take a peek through a Google+ Hangout. During this live event from the State Floor, White House pastry chef Bill Yosses and florist Laura Dowling will discuss this year’s décor and answer questions from young people around the country. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Got a question? Post it now on Google+ or use #WHHangout on Twtter. Then, be sure to tune-in live on Thursday, December 19, at 12:30 p.m. ET at WhiteHouse.gov/Holidays or on Google+.

 

 

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President Obama, First Lady Michelle not attending Sochi Winter Olympic games

 

By Lynn Sweet

 

WASHINGTON–Neither President Barack Obama nor First Lady Michelle will attend the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, a mark of the frosty U.S./Russian relations. The U.S. delegation will be led by former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who is now the president of the University of California.

 

The official U.S. delegation for the opening and closing of the games will include past Olympians and U.S. athletes, including tennis great Billie Jean King; Brian A. Boitano, Olympic gold medalist, figure skating; Bonnie Blair, the speed skater who was raised in Champaign, the five-time Olympic gold medalist and one-time bronze medalist; Caitlin Cahow, Olympic silver medalist and bronze medalist in women’s ice hockey and Eric Heiden, five-time Olympic gold medalist in speed skating.

 

Kasie Coccaro
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December 17, 2013
05:10 PM EST

 

On Monday, December 16, 2013, Pinners, Instagramers and White House Twitter followers from near and far gathered at the White House to take in the 2013 holiday decorations and learn about what goes in to transforming the People’s House for this special time of year.

 

President Obama is committed to making this the most open and participatory administration in history. White House Social events are just one of the ways we are opening the doors to the White House to people who engage with us on social media.

 

Social guests joined White House Chief Floral Designer Laura Dowling for a craft project, learned about the making of the White House Gingerbread house with Executive Pastry Chef William Yosses and talked to Joining Forces Executive Director Rich Morales and Deputy Director Rory Brosius. Throughout the day, they shared photos and updates with their social media followers using the hashtag #WHHoliday. See what they shared below.

 

For additional White House Holiday related content and craft projects go to WH.gov/Holidays.

 

Stay tuned, as we will be sure to post updates about the next Social event on WhiteHouse.gov/Social and be sure to follow us on Twitter at @WhiteHouse, on Instagram at Instagram.com/Whitehouse and on Pinterest.

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Secretary Arne Duncan
Secretary Arne Duncan 

December 17, 2013
06:15 PM EST

 

I can’t predict the future, but as I wrote back in July, I can say that learning in the future ought to be more personalized. Teachers should have up-to-the minute information that will help them tailor instruction for each student. They should be able to connect and collaborate with other teachers to tackle common challenges and develop solutions. No matter where they are located, students should have access to world-class resources and experts that can enrich a learning experience that is largely designed just for them. And parents should be able to follow their child’s activities and progress almost in real-time, helping them stay more engaged in their child’s education.

 

This is an exciting future, and for some districts and schools across the country, that future is now.

 

Today the Department of Education announced the second round of grantees in the Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) competition. (Five winners, representing 25 districts, won a total of $120 million in grant funds.) These grants will support locally developed plans to personalize and improve student learning, directly increase student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare every student for success in college and careers. Through these grants, innovative school districts will be able to better support teachers and students by increasing educational opportunities through more personalized learning.

 

President Obama described the promise of personalized learning when he launched the ConnectED initiative last June. Technology is a powerful tool that helps create robust personalized learning environments, but unfortunately, too many of our schools cannot support such environments. ConnectED is about establishing the building blocks for nearly every school to achieve this vision—by boosting broadband speeds through a modernized E-rate program, working to make learning devices and quality content available to all students, and ensuring that teachers have the support and professional development resources they need as they transition to a digital world.

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The 7 best things to know about the Obama family Christmas

 

By Lynn Sweet

 

WASHINGTON–First Lady Michelle Obama turns 50 on Jan. 17 and speaking to patients at the Children’s Medical Center with dog Sunny here on Monday she said she felt “fifty and fabulous” as she also talked about Obama Christmas traditions and gifts. The First Family departs Friday for Hawaii, where they spend the holidays each year.

 

As for what she will do on that milestone birthday, Mrs. Obama said,”And I’m not exactly sure yet what I’m going to do, but it might involve some dancing. A little Dougie.”

Here are seven things to know about the Obama Christmas:



Favorite Holiday song: “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire”

 

Favorite Christmas tradition as a kid: “Getting toys on Christmas Day.”

 

Sunny and Bo gifts: “They are getting chew toys. Yes, lots of the hard ones because they chew their toys up. So they’re going to get more doggie toys.”

 

Sasha and Malia gifts: “Malia wanted a cell phone, but then her father got it for her, and I was like, you messed it up. It’s like, that should have been a Christmas gift. .. They’re going to get small things. We don’t do a lot of big gift-giving. They get to ask for three things.”

 

Present for the president: “I might get him some workout clothes. Well, that’s what he wanted, though. He said that’s what he wanted. Don’t think — I’m not forcing my husband to work out. Don’t think — there’s going to be some Let’s Move joke about how I’m strapping him to the treadmill. No, he likes to work out.”

 

Where hang Christmas stockings: In Hawaii, where the family vacations each year.

On dislike of snow:
 “I grew up in Chicago, and Chicago, it was always snowy, so that always felt like Christmas. But now when you’re older, old people, snow is a hassle. You’ve got to shovel it. And then when the ice forms on your car window shield, there’s nothing worse than scraping that off. Come on, people. You’ve got – — that’s kind of a hassle.”

 

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Steve Harvey & President Obama Surprise White House Tour Group!

 

Published on Dec 18, 2013

Steve talks to President Barack Obama as he shares his personal side and opens up about family, fatherhood and holiday traditions. They decide to surprise a White House Tour Group during the interview. Watch the full interview on Friday, December 20th!

 

 

 

Celebrities Demand A Plan to End Gun Violence

 

Published on Dec 21, 2012

Artists have joined the effort to Demand A Plan and recorded a powerful, personal message. Watch, share, and join them:http://www.demandaplan.org

 

 

 

Sandy Hook: “Evil did not win.”

 

Published on Dec 6, 2013

A mother who lost her 6-year-old daughter at Sandy Hook shares what tragedy has taught her during the past year.

 

 

 

Children killed by guns since Newtown

 

Published on Dec 11, 2013

Mother Jones’ special report on children killed by guns in the year since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School:http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2…

 

 

 

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President Obama Announces Presidential Delegations For Opening & Closing Ceremonies – 2014 Olympic Winter Games

 

From The Desk of The President, Barack Hussein Obama.

 

Today President Obama And Vice President Biden Met With High Tech Company Executives

 

How Obamacare Helps The LGBT Community

 

Yoko Ono for Amnesty International: Be the light.

 

Normal from the Outside: A Family’s Story of Guns and Domestic Violence

 

Shannon Watts, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

 

Look Whose On Board The #GetCovered Campaign!! Need Health Insurance? Go To HealthCare.gov Right Now.

 

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, AND ALL THROUGH THE WHITE HOUSE….Not A Congressman Spoke, They Were Quiet As A Mouse….

 

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Christmas time at Barack & Michelle’s House

 

I Got A Christmas Card From Barack, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, Sunny & Bo

I Got A Christmas Card From Barack, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, Sunny & Bo

 

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56 Responses

  1. Waving! Halfway home and smooth sailing ….I caught that@heads implode. You’re probably spot on . Thankfully though The Obama’s care less than a dang what the ‘Tards think of their actions.. I love IT

    • I think the First Lady should be the next POTUS but I know that won’t happen. Get home safely.

      • You’re right that won’t happen .. For starters Michelle has no intention of running, for any political office ( and I don’t blame her as it’s not my cup of tea anymore either ) What’s good on your end ? You finished shopping ? Or do you celebrate Christmas?

      • I celebrate Christmas just don’t buy gifts. The days of a big family and tons of gifts is over.

      • Ahhhhh ok…Good Thursday morn! I’m back..

      • Back & up sooooooo early too. How was your trip?

      • I’m an early riser ..Love watching sunrises and taking my time getting ready for the day..Hate having to rush! Do that enough during the day to day grinds..My trip was an eye-opening loving experience..Being surrounded by all of my Mom’s beautiful sisters I could see pieces of myself..I learned a great deal about them & me/myself/I..We turned a sad event into a very good thing..New Orleans celebration style…Thats how we do it! Lots of excellent food, drink, tons of talking and LOVE

      • Glad U had a good time, now are you off today or going into work?

      • At the office today & tomorrow..Off all weekends..Then next week at the office Monday and till noon on Tuesday..Then off Wednesday & Thursday..Holiday schedule is in full effect..How are you feeling today ?

      • I ain’t in prison or the morgue so I’m good. Where U going for the holidays?

      • Not traveling again that soon..Christmas will be at my parents & they’re excited about it :)

      • Take me as your adopted son….I want to taste a bit of everything on THAT table.

      • Trust & believe it is ALL good too! But I’d not have to adopt you to invite you..Any friend of mine is welcome at my parents home upon my invite..And ohhhh you’d love the food..Our food has African/French/Indian roots..Call me bias; but I think the best food on the planet comes out of New Orleans..Mmmmmmmmmmmm

      • 2nd best, but it’s a close 2nd. ;-)

      • And what food are you suggesting is #1?

      • not food but city, U said NOLA food was best, I said it’s 2nd best. Chicago has the best food because they do Cajun, Creole, french, and all the ethnic foods because of all the ethnic living in Chicago. Chicago is a true melting pot of 100′s of ethnic peoples and they all being their culinary talents to the city. U can walk from one neighborhood with one ethnic restaurant into the next. I have visited so many different styles of cooking and types of food in this city.

        NOLA is good, better than any other city except for Chicago.

        I hope I explained that well enough to escape an ass whooping. ;-)

      • Ahhh ok..I could say the same things you’ve said about L.A..But I won’t..What I will say is the great vibe from the people of N.O. combined with the excellent cultural food is one-of-a-kind..And? You won’t freeze your fanny off exploring the city; like in Chicago..I’m very bias because that is where my parents were born/raised; it is our home away from home. Always…so we’ll have to agree to disagree on which city is #1..Or? How about a tie? It will make for a good topic to table & rap about..Did you notice that list is getting longer & longer?

      • LA nor NOLA has the diverse neighborhoods Chicago has, believe me, every other block is a different neighborhood with ethnic restaurants run by mom & pop cooks, preparing foods just like in their native lands. I’ll let you have this one because when you know something, you don’t need to “win.” I lived in NOLA for 3 years and worked under the greatest Cajun/Creole chef to breath, Justin Wilson. I know NOLA cuisine. I worked in LA for 6 years, cooked up a lot of food there but ate more….but you win. ;-)

      • Lol..Jueseppi? Everything doesn’t have to be win or lose..N.O. is in my blood & always will be..I’m supposed to be biased..And I really AM..N.O. is known for its excellent & rich foods and people full of hospitality that can’t be found anywhere else..You can have the Windy City..Been there and honestly it isn’t a place I was impressed with..Rather there was nothing there that left a heavy impression in my memory bank…Except for cold so cold it seeped into my bones(and I felt as if I’d never get warm enough!) Enjoy your stay there…Aren’t you soon headed home for Christmas?

      • Lolll ut oh; there is that B.S. uh huh..So anyways how is your Friday going so far? Y’all getting snow there for Christmas?

      • I have not been outside in 2 days, been ordering room service and blogging watching movies…what you up to this weekend?

      • Ahhhh ok so you’re warm & cozy…Good for you! I get chill bumps just thinking about Chicago this time of year..Lawd! Anyways this weekend I’m playing catch up preparing for the holidays..Just put my tree up tonight & wrapped up Christmas shopping..And hoping Santa is bringing me what I want/need next weekend from Cali..But that is another topic for another time :)

      • Love how you drop hints then type that “topic for another time” stuff. Payback is a dude with a tude, babygirl. ;-)

      • Can you do me a quick favor? Take a peek at my page; finally changed the theme..Again..Is it too dark? Tried to make it easier to read with white lettering on a darker background..(still fiddling with the fonts)

      • Ok, on my way now.

      • Appreciate it..Since you’re my authority on wordpress theme stuff..lol

      • I like it, it’s very red but I think the red suits you. How have you been and what have you been up to this weekend?

      • Good morn! Ahhh yes it is..Used red for the Christmas season…But trying to tone it down a bit..I don’t wear red; but I do love red things..Even the color of my car is called , Absolutely Red. As for this weekend I’ve been relaxing after N.O. trip and preparing for Christmas..Attended a Kappa Crimson & White Ball last night & thats always alot of fun

      • Glad you got out and enjoyed yourself, as a young woman you must enjoy life besides work hard and be productive daily. Fun keeps us young.

      • Agreed…And everyone , including the CEO of my company, keeps saying that..Matter of fact he’s trying to search for the perfect husband for me..Apparently , its bugging people who know me more than me, that I’m not re-married yet

      • THAT is a sure recipe for disaster.

      • I could dig deeper into this topic; but I’m time tight. For the most part though I agree with you

      • Social Media: The Pitfalls Of Stalkers & Obsessive Haters.

        http://theobamacrat.com/2013/12/22/social-media-the-pitfalls-of-
        stalkers-obsessive-haters/

        I would love your opinion/input when U R NOT time tight.

      • Just read it..*sigh* Good grief…and OMG..Now that is why I’m not knee deep into FB(other than moderating my department’s page..) nor Twitter..And to think after chatting with you I was thinking about becoming a twitter..Pfft! Jeeeez and here I’ve been calling you my Jueseppi when addressing you..Lawd, things have changed from backintheday of virtual interactions..I once met someone on Black Planet interacting in social Black conscious groups online..And he became what is now known as the last man , on earth, I’ve been in love with..Unfortuately I got ‘cold feet’ ..but he’ll soon be flying in from Cali..Life long close friends we are indeed! ..Shame that these days people have to worry about even giving their real first name..From now on I’m going to address you as the person formerly known to me as Jueseppi..Remember when Prince re-named himself ? Lol..And those are my thoughts on this topic..It is awful that people have nothing else to do but to hate on others..I don’t understand to what personal gain your stalker has stalking you as you’ve described..Unless it is to confuse your twitter followers

      • Jueseppi is not my first name…it is one of my 4 names. That is her mission, to convince people she is me because I told her to go suck a dick after she left some nasty vile racist comments on this blog in the comments section about a year ago, me telling her to go suck a dick backfired on me because it ignited her fantasies of a BBC in between her lips.

        I hope your Cali friend is what makes you happy cause you need “some.”

      • OOOooo ok..well she must have alot of time to ‘blow’ using all the efforts to harass you..I hate that you’re going through such nonsense! I would comment on the BBC mention; but I’m trying really hard to be good.

        My Cali X has never failed to make me happy..Not even on a bad day..I wasn’t yet ready for all that he was offering a couple years back..But now? I’m beyond ready! Hoping I haven’t waited to long to realize that..There is no one I’ve run across in Florida that even half measures up in comparison..Not fair of me to compare; but my mind has wandered there without provocation. Alot..Yet another reason I stay so, so busy..

        A nyways are you ready for Christmas? It is hardly Christmas weather here..Mid 80s yesterday…

      • I am ready and waiting.

      • Later I’ll have to back track to see what this response was about..I hate that the entire prior comment isn’t displayed in this little window

      • For the record? I had no clue , till you mentioned it in your post, that people could buy twitter followers..Wth?? So people get paid to comment? But are there comments half as interesting as my free comments? lol!

      • U lost me on the paid to comment thing, I tried to explain in the post why twitter is just another marketing tool…like advertising on the radio, only much cheaper.

      • Alright now I’m totally confused..And I’d thought I’d finally gotten to a point of understanding all of the twitter stuff..But for now I’ll leave it @I understand it is cheaper to addy on Twitter than the radio..That is about ALL I understand so far..Quite honestly? I’m considered pretty smart & savvy..so if its taking me this long to ‘get’ this twitter stuff ; then its probably something I don’t need to get into

      • Probably so. (*‿*)

      • Happy Holidays ♥ Happy Hanukkah ♥ Happy Kwanzaa ♥
        Merry Christmas ♥ AND A Happy New 2014 ♥ (*‿*)

      • And likewise Merry CHRISTmas & Happy Kwanzaa to you/your readers..Mwahhhh /hugs

      • Been on any dates?

      • Due to go on one today after Mass..But I’m also anticipating a visitor from Cali very soon..Anticipating it very, very much so..

      • Good luck on both fronts.

  2. Update: My daughter called to confirm insurance and there is no account and no record of her call. Fourth application coming up.

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