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POTUS Events: Focused on Health Care

President Obama receives his daily briefings in the Oval Office beginning at 10:00 a.m. At 11:00 a.m. the Obama meets with Vice President Biden.

Following his meeting with Biden, Obama will meet with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.).

At 12:30 p.m., the President and his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will have lunch together.

Following the announcement of his Race to the Top program, President Obama will deliver remarks on education at 1:15 p.m. from the Department of Education.

In the afternoon President Obama will meet with senior advisors and at 5:30 p.m. Obama will sign a proclamation celebrating the 19th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This evening at 8:45 p.m. President Obama and First Lady Michelle will attend the Marine Corps Evening Parade at the Marine Barracks.

The daily White House press briefing will take place at 2:00 p.m.

Posted at 7:05 AM ET on Jul 24, 2009  | Category:  The Daybook
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The Village Principal

Aaahhhh, the blissful hubbub of life in the village, where the little purple pill is an accepted “fix”, we credulously believe that the FDA is concerned for our well being and where we can affordably “spend” an entire lifetime destroying our bodies while apathetically expecting that the village elders will later pay to have them revamped. If we spent as much of our personal money maintaining our “miraculous” vessels as we do buying into the fast-food industry or the antacid “bailout” that we vacuously use to counter our ill fated investment, it is possible that life’s consequences might take on a new definition. “The problem” is not the village as much as it is its membership. The true spirit of humanity is always revealed when villagers count their money.

The machinations of a Party should drive a nation beyond seeking sophomoric popularity on a fickle world stage and beyond achieving a personal or racial legacy. A gifted patriot relentlessly searches for a higher standard. Produce a leader, not a mascot. Principles must be reinstated. Demand retribution for avaricious abuses against the honest vitality of the American, which for decades has been unforgivably forgotten and neglected.

Ironically, higher principles, like abuses, feed on money. We must pay if we believe in our way of life, yet guard against parasitical social dependency. Add fidelity and direction to proposed tax initiatives. Additionally, I suggest placing a surcharge on unhealthy items in fast food restaurants, and all other vices (such as alcohol and tobacco) which aid in the destruction of Health. Those who characteristically continue to burden “their systems” should logically pay for “The System”. This should further Obama’s once idealistic yet pragmatic political dogma, “You are responsible for yourself and your life”, (which won him popularity and the enduring title “the man of change”)….or are his presidential advisers now esoterically advising him against such fatuous notions. Aaahhhh, how quickly the building blocks of idealism and change find themselves as headstones mounted in the graveyard of politics.

Welcome to the village, President Obama.

Karen Engle

Posted by: KEngle2009 | July 27, 2009 7:20 AM

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