Manila to DC


Philippines Time (12 hours ahead of EDT)

9:10 AM: The President participates in the COMET electric vehicle viewing, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel, Manila


10:15 AM (10:15 PM EDT): Delivers remarks to the troops, Fort Bonifacio, Manila


11:05 AM: Participates in a wreath laying ceremony, The Manila American Cemetery


12:05 PM: Departs Manila, Philippines en route Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska


Don’t know what CBS live streaming will show tonight, but keep an eye on the link



Alaska Time (4 hours behind EDT)

5:25 AM: Arrives in Anchorage, Alaska and Air Force One refuels


7:50 AM: Departs Elmendorf Air Force Base en route Washington, DC




5:45 PM: Arrives Joint Base Andrews


6:0 PM: Arrives the White House


130 Responses to “Manila to DC”

  1. 28 hopefruit2
    April 28, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    I noticed that since PBO got re-elected, certain folks like Cindy McCain and Meghan McCain just disappeared from the media spotlight. W’happened?

    • 29 vcprezofan2
      April 28, 2014 at 9:02 pm

      Cindy was mostly in hiding anyways (nothing will convince me that woman isn’t an abused(verbally) wife), but Meghan has thankfully played least in sight. The last I remember of Cindy was when she appeared in the ad about same sex marriage (I think) and made some kind of supportive comment and Johnnie McC (IMO) made her withdraw her comment lickety-split.

  2. April 28, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Congrats on 1st vetivera!

    Appreciate the itinerary, Chips!! 🙂

    My message to that fool Cruz ….

  3. 33 Dudette
    April 28, 2014 at 8:54 pm

  4. 34 Dudette
    April 28, 2014 at 8:55 pm

  5. April 28, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    If you folks have never frequented Rational Wiki, you really should do so. This is the top News of the World story right now:

    Lavrov: Mr. President, the men we put into Novorossiya still aren’t giving up the OSCE observers. *Putin frowns*
    Lavrov: And the Americans seem to know where your fortune is. *Putin chokes on Chicken Kiev*

  6. 37 hopefruit2
    April 28, 2014 at 8:59 pm

  7. April 28, 2014 at 8:59 pm

  8. April 28, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    “Nonetheless, it is clear that the Administration also has a “glass half full” view of the controversial deal between the two rival Palestinian factions. Gordon told the Jewish representatives that it would be very difficult to achieve a peace agreement with “half a Palestinian entity” and not with those who are under the rule of Hamas. You can’t make peace with only a part of the Palestinian people, Gordon said.

    The Administration remains committed to the peace process, Gordon added, but is now adopting a wait and see attitude regarding developments inside the Palestinian camp. The U.S. does not oppose new Palestinian elections, and it will judge any new Palestinian coalition by its deeds, not by its words, he said.

    Gordon said that the Administration believes that Abbas’ main motivation for advancing the talks with Hamas was not to achieve a reconciliation but to fortify his own leadership position at a time when Hamas is “on the ropes”, as Gordon phrased it. Abbas seized on an opportunity to strive for an agreement – both with Hamas and with Israel – from a position of strength, Gordon said.”

  9. 50 GGAIL
    April 28, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    I am so PROUD of the Honorable President Barack Obama!
    I hope he gets a no appearance day soon after arriving home.

  10. 52 amk for obama
    April 28, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Why haven’t the hands fallen down too? Why only the numbers?

  11. 54 Nerdy Wonka
    April 28, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    If you’re near a TV, turn to HBO because it is airing a fantastic documentary on Ann Richards, Democratic Governor of Texas.

    What a power house. Can’t wait for Texas to return back to its blue days.

    • 55 jacquelineoboomer
      April 28, 2014 at 10:36 pm

      Loved Ann, and loved her friend Molly Ivins – the former took down Bush I nicely, and the latter went after Shrub, Bush II.

  12. 56 amk for obama
    April 28, 2014 at 9:17 pm

  13. April 28, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    • April 28, 2014 at 9:26 pm

      Just a warning, if you read the Forbes article, be prepared for a big dose of derp panting for yet another mindless, and likely in this case, apocalyptic war.

      While Putin and Hitler’s megalomania and actions have historical parallels, the world of Hitler and the world of today are vastly different. You can quickly detect a fool, or a #NEONCONSTER, by their evidencing not even the slightest clue to the differences.


  14. April 28, 2014 at 9:18 pm

  15. April 28, 2014 at 9:20 pm

  16. 73 Nerdy Wonka
    April 28, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Hey West Coast people, when Maddow comes on at 9PM on the East Coast does it come on at the same time for you guys at 6PM PDT?

  17. 80 Nerdy Wonka
    April 28, 2014 at 9:25 pm

  18. 81 amk for obama
    April 28, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    go gunners.

      • April 28, 2014 at 9:31 pm

        Oh, I finally saw Brendan Rogers’ post-match interview. What a whiny little baby. “That’s not the way we play, we play with creativity, Jose can show me his CV but it doesn’t matter”, wah wah wah. Yes, Brendan, Jose has a CV and you, well, don’t. Hell, if it’s a choice between MCFC and LFC I’ll pull for City.

        • April 28, 2014 at 9:36 pm

          I was feeling very alone on planet earth yesterday in my loathing of Rogers, now we are one. He’s a ridiculous dick, an ego maniac who thought he was Shankly – 🙄 – I would give ANYTHING for his team not to win the league. But I have a sinking feeling they’ll still do it 😥

    • April 28, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      You’re back to the Gunners? Jesus on toast, man!

  19. 86 vcprezofan2
    April 28, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    “For more than thirty years in the United States Senate, I didn’t just speak words in support of Israel, I walked the walk when it came time to vote and when it came time to fight. As Secretary of State, I have spent countless hours working with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Justice Minister Livni because I believe in the kind of future that Israel not only wants, but Israel deserves. I want to see a two state solution that results in a secure Jewish state and a prosperous Palestinian state, and I’ve actually worked for it.

    I will not allow my commitment to Israel to be questioned by anyone, particularly for partisan, political purposes, so I want to be crystal clear about what I believe and what I don’t believe.


    • 87 jackiegrumbacher
      April 28, 2014 at 9:54 pm

      VC, it makes me angry that the best SOS in decades and a decent and honorable man has to defend himself against the slander of slimeball Cruz, who isn’t fit to clean Kerry’s shoes. People who bear none of the risk, do none of the work and have the least understanding always think they can speak the loudest and throw the most mud.

  20. April 28, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Is the World going to stand for Egypt executing almost 700 of its own people….many of whom is the opposition!

    • 89 vcprezofan2
      April 28, 2014 at 9:47 pm

  21. 90 globalcitizenlinda
    April 28, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    I was already feeling very protective of PBO and worrying about how tired he and his team must be feeling by now;

    but then the photo included above reinforced to me how exhausted he must be – yes it is an earlier photo but it captures the mood;

    I am almost tempted to start one of those White House petitions requesting that PBO takes some rest – not that he would agree;

    and isn’t Dr. Angela Merkel coming to meet with PBO?

    the worst part is the crappy congress back in town to cause more headaches!!!!

    • 91 jackiegrumbacher
      April 28, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      Global, I read during the 2008 campaign that PBO has learned to refresh himself with catnaps, which I’m sure he takes regularly once he enters AF1. When he turns around after waving goodbye at the top of the steps, I assume he takes time to chill out a little and restore his energy. That’s what I’ve always hoped was true.

      • 92 globalcitizenlinda
        April 28, 2014 at 10:47 pm

        probably true about the naps!

        but also don’t forget Mr. Jon Favs’ talk in Dublin this St Patrick’s Day in which he confessed that PBO and his speech-writing team are usually re-working the scripts of his speeches during the AF1 rides (sometimes until PBO is just about to step on the stage)

  22. 93 amk for obama
    April 28, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Seven or eight on Murray’s coach list.

    Andy Murray on music, jokes and hair

    Andy Murray holds court at BBC event

    French Open deadline for Murray coach

    Andy Murray Who will be Murray’s next coach?

    Great Britain ‘cannot rely solely on Murray’

    Share your memories of Murray’s Wimbledon triumph


    effing limeys are desperate.

  23. April 28, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    In cool geek news:

    A team of Catalan archaeologists have returned from the ancient Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus after uncovering a mystery underground structure in buried tombs which date from the 6th and 7th centuries.

    It is reportedly decorated with Coptic images — or paintings by a group who number among the earliest Christians — and may contain one of the earliest-known representations of Jesus Christ.

    The head of the expedition, Josep Padró, who has spent over 20 years excavating sites in the area, described the discovery to La Vanguardia newspaper as “exceptional”.

    It has caused such as stir that even Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities, Mohamed Ibrahim, has become personally involved.


    • 96 yardarm756
      April 28, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      LL. Thanks for your piece on the previous post. It’s too bad that ours can’t see what you do. The real freedom is freedom from fear.

    • 97 jackiegrumbacher
      April 28, 2014 at 10:03 pm

      Wow, LL, that’s a fantastic discovery. I hope we hear more about it.

  24. 98 amk for obama
    April 28, 2014 at 9:44 pm


  25. 99 carolyn
    April 28, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I remember reading an interview with him during the 2008 campaign, and he was asked about sleeping and how was he able to get rest with all he had to do and the excitement, and the planning, and the never ending decisions. He said that he had “learned” to sleep when he had the chance and when he needed to. He had learned to clear his mind, relax, and he just slept. I think of this when he’s on these long trips. I also know he has a good quiet bedroom on Air Force One. I know he has work to do, but he is incredibly disciplined, and knows he must be rested and ready for anything, (including Ed Henry).

    Interesting how all of us here care for him and his health and rest. I think he will come back rejuvenated from this trip, knowing that our Pacific relationships are stronger than ever.

    Great job, Mr. President! Bravo!

    • 100 0388jojothecat
      April 28, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      Thank Carolyn that is good to know of PBO. I know for me if I have a lot of worry, insomnia and too much going on I can’t think clearly. I wish I could learn to clear my mind and sleep.

  26. 101 vcprezofan2
    April 28, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Working tomorrow and want to do a bit of reading before settling down, so ‘toodle-di-doo for now’!

  27. April 28, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    BTW, if you have the stomach for it, Peter Clifford continues to compile more facts ‘on the ground’ in Syria than any other repository (English language) http://www.petercliffordonline.com/syria-news-3

    This is full scale civil war and nothing you are going to read or view is pleasant. Just know that irrespective of all Iran, Russia and Hezbollah are providing Assad, he will never win. How many decades it takes to rebuild Syria is an open question.

  28. 103 amk for obama
    April 28, 2014 at 10:01 pm

  29. 104 Nerdy Wonka
    April 28, 2014 at 10:01 pm

  30. 105 amk for obama
    April 28, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Just read the smackdown of that moron ed henry and his gop neocon masters. Perfect schooling indeed.

  31. 106 amk for obama
    April 28, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    In the 1980s Rubik’s Cubes seemed to be everywhere, but there are still legions of people obsessed with the coloured puzzles.

    The record for a human is 5.55 seconds. A robot can do it in 3.253. Labour Party leader Ed Miliband takes one-and-a-half minutes.

    Most people – despite toiling over it for hours – have probably never managed it.


    Me = most people.

    Go miliband.

  32. 108 yardarm756
    April 28, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Hope this one doesn’t get me into too much trouble.

    Subject: Harley

    > The inventor of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle,
    > Arthur Davidson, died and went to heaven.
    > …
    > At the gates, St. Peter told Arthur:
    > ‘Since you’ve been such a good man and your
    > motorcycles have changed the world,
    > your reward is, you can hang out with anyone
    > you want to in heaven.’
    > Arthur thought about it for a minute and then said,
    > “I want to hang out with God.’
    > St. Peter took Arthur to the Throne Room, and
    > introduced him to God.
    > God recognized Arthur and commented, ‘Okay,
    > so you were the one who invented the
    > Harley-Davidson motorcycle?
    > Arthur said, ‘Yeah, that’s me…’
    > God commented:
    > ‘Well, what’s the big deal in inventing
    > something that’s pretty unstable, makes
    > noise and pollution and can’t run without
    > a road?’
    > Arthur was a bit embarrassed, but he
    > finally spoke, ‘Excuse me, but aren’t you the
    > inventor of woman?’
    > God said, ‘Ah, yes.’
    > ‘Well,’ said Arthur,
    > ‘professional to professional, you have some
    > major design flaws in your invention.
    > 1..There’s too much inconsistency in the
    > front-end suspension
    > 2… It chatters constantly at high speeds
    > 3… Most rear ends are too soft and wobble
    > about too much
    > 4. The intake is placed way too
    > close to the exhaust
    > 5..The maintenance costs are outrageous!!!!
    > ‘Hmmmmm, you may have some good points there,’
    > replied God, ‘hold on.’
    > God went to his Celestial supercomputer,
    > typed in a few words and waited for the results.
    > The computer printed out a slip of paper and God read it.
    > ‘Well, it may be true that my invention is flawed,’ God
    > said to Arthur, ‘but according to these numbers,
    > more men are riding my invention than yours’.

  33. 129 GGAIL
    April 28, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Bob, when you tweet & comment like this – you make me so proud you’re here at TOD!!!

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