this weekend

Today – 12:10 (Eastern time): The President and First Lady participate in a service project in the Washington area.

20 Responses to “this weekend”

  1. 2 carolyn
    September 10, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Oh My, what a day! I pray they are kept safe all day.

  2. 3 utaustinliberal
    September 10, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Thanks for this schedule heads up Chips. Please, please, please also put it up tomorrow. I want to catch every event that I can. Thanks.

    Also heads up guys: C-Span One at 12:30PM EDT/11:30AM CDT/9:30AM PDT will have live coverage of the Shanksville Memorial Dedication with VP Biden. For those who can’t watch it on tv, you can go to http://www.cspan.org/live/

    • September 10, 2011 at 12:21 pm

      Not to get too heavy into this, because there are a lot of problems with this event, but it bugs me that they are still perpetuating the Flt. 93 story. (I like truth). Much of the story of 93 was taken from cell phone calls aboard that flight when that wireless technology was not in existence in 2001. Our news media ignored the announcement in 2004 by American Airlines and Qualcomm that “one day” it would be possible to make cell calls aboard flights. And this cell phone transmission was not available or possible until late 2006/early 2007. And this is not even getting into all the other problems of the details of that crash site, eyewitness accounts, air traffic controllers accounts etc.

      • 5 geegee
        September 10, 2011 at 5:59 pm

        “(I like truth)”. Me too Dotster. Call me a tin foiler, but I am still feeling very uneasy about everything surrounding “9-11”.

    • 6 utaustinliberal
      September 10, 2011 at 12:56 pm

      Ooops sorry guys 😳 Here’s the correct link for C-Span to watch it online:


      MSNBC also has live coverage.

  3. September 10, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Good Morning Everyone


    Today I wanted to emphasize the power of simply talking to folks we run into this weekend. As bloggers we sometimes get so caught up in electronic communication we can forget how powerful it is to just talk to folks. So at work, at home, in your neighborhoods, and when you run into friends at the grocery, mention how encouraged you are by the Presidents Jobs Bill, if they scoff and say it is hopeless, tell them how you call your Congressman or email the white house your support. If they say something negative about Obama or the Jobs bill, take a deep breath, smile and answer with a positive comment.

    I am hopeful that although folks may come back with a negative reaction a couple of things will happen. 1. They will think about what you said later on the drive home or in a quiet moment.

    If they run into 5 people who all say something positive their attitudes will begin to change, you may be the 4th person to make a positive comment so hang in there

    Making these kinds of comments is good practice for us. It can be awkward and embarrassing to talk about politics, but the more you do it the easier it becomes. When I do phone banking for OFA, I inevitably stumble over my words on the first few calls, but at the end of 2 hours the phrases are rolling off my tongue. So keep making positive supportive comments, it gets easier.

    Finally you never know who will overhear you and be encouraged. the person behind your friend in the check out line or the clerk may take what you say to heart.

    • 8 Sue in Minnesota
      September 10, 2011 at 12:08 pm

      This is so important. Just a suggestion, don’t focus on attempting to change another’s thinking, but rather focus on expressing what you see, support and have reason to hope for. Own your positions. Also be clear that you do not as an individual ever expect to be perfectly aligned with another ‘unique’ perspective…..that is impossible, so as our leader says,”Don’t let perfect be the enemy of the imperfect.”
      From personal experience, the more you engage in these types of conversations, not only do they become easier, but you become better at representing your positions, and the emotional triggers less easily tripped.

    • September 10, 2011 at 12:55 pm

      Hi WiW,

      I “love” your WiW ‘Call To Action’ Agenda…

      So, because some of us need remindin’ and “proddin’, I hope you keep it up! 😉 😆

      By the way, have you seen this:

      PRESIDENT OBAMA’S JOBS PLAN: The American Jobs Act… http://www.americanjobsact.com/

      LadyHawke mentioned it, here:


      And, I appreciate all your daily shots of hope and encouragement on your blog! 🙂

      YES.WE.CAN…DO.(Much)More, Together!
      YES.WE.CAN, Again…Obama/Biden 2012!

  4. September 10, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Some Encouraging news from Iraq

    August is First Month of Iraq War With No U.S. Military Deaths

  5. September 10, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Kiva City: Using Microloans To Revitalize Small Businesses In Struggling American Cities

  6. September 10, 2011 at 11:31 am

    I mentioned this story on a thread yesterday, but the story is now in St. Petersburg Times, re. overnight disappearance of a Saudi couple in Sarasota right before 9/11, a story known to the FBI but kept from all official reports. Former Fl. Dem. Sen. Bob Graham, who served on the joint congressional committee investigating 9/11 is asking President Obama to re-open investigation in light of this new information:

  7. 15 donna dem 4 obama
    September 10, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Thanks for reminder Chips!

  8. 16 donna dem 4 obama
    September 10, 2011 at 11:35 am


    The Sherman Minton Bridge was closed late Friday afternoon and will remain shut down indefinitely after officials discovered cracks in the span.

    Will Wingfield, a spokesman for the Indiana Department of Transportation, said officials “do not have an estimate” on how long it will take to repair and reopen the bridge, which carries Interstate 64 traffic across the Ohio River.

    Wingfield said the cracks were found in two steel support beams below the lower deck closer to the Kentucky side.


    Ya hear that Mr. McConnell!!!

  9. September 10, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Donna, check out Chris Matthews show on friday. He is featuring a crawl that features all the bridges in need of attention wherever the President travels to promote the Jobs Agenda.. Eric Cantor has 95 bridges in need of immediate repair… Next week he feature boehner district/state….

    • September 10, 2011 at 12:52 pm

      I hold my breath every time we cross a bridge when we travel. Most are ancient and look rickety. It became a little joke between husband and I, but not so funny, that I always roll down window when we cross in case we go tumbling into the water below so we can escape. And it is a shame that we have allowed our infrastructure to deteriorate like it has.

      • 19 Sue in Minnesota
        September 10, 2011 at 1:12 pm

        It is not a joke…Minneasota is living testament to state funds not being appropriated to maintain properly our infrastructure. And most Minnesotans have some personal point of reference to the horrors that can result. A preventable tragedy. Shame on then Governor Pawlenty.

  10. 20 Hhannahh
    September 10, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Im going to be leaving shanksville at noon- I will just miss them 😦

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