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'Together We Thrive' Schedule (Obama, Holder, Napolitano, Brewer to speak) [LIVE THREAD]
The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, January 12, 2011 | Emi Kolawole

Posted on 01/12/2011 11:43:24 AM PST by kristinn

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will be in Tucson Wednesday to attend the "Together We Thrive: Tucson and America" event at the McKale Memorial Center on the University of Arizona campus. The event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. MST (8 p.m. EST) with doors opening at 4 p.m. MST (6 p.m. EST).

According to a university news release, organizers are expecting thousands of people to attend. If the 14,000-seat arena reaches capacity, overflow seating will be available at the university's football stadium. Video of the memorial will be shown on the scoreboard's big screen.

SNIP

Opening music
A Native American blessing
Welcome by University of Arizona President Robert N. Shelton
The playing of the National Anthem
Remarks by President Shelton
Remarks by a University of Arizona Student
Remarks by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R)
Remarks by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano
Remarks by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
Remarks by President Obama
Moment of silence

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: gabriellegiffords; giffords; multiculturalcircus; obamafest; thrive; togetherwethrive
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1 posted on 01/12/2011 11:43:29 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

“together we thrive” is this a joke? good gravy


2 posted on 01/12/2011 11:44:42 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: kristinn

Campaign goodies.

They don’t learn, do they.

This is going to fall flat.


3 posted on 01/12/2011 11:45:10 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: GoCards

At least six people aren’t thriving anymore.


4 posted on 01/12/2011 11:46:09 AM PST by FoxInSocks (B. Hussein Obama: Central Planning Czar)
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To: GoCards

Wellstone II — what could go wrong?


5 posted on 01/12/2011 11:46:58 AM PST by Boston Tea Party
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To: kristinn
This has the reek of the Wellstone Funerally.
6 posted on 01/12/2011 11:46:59 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: Boston Tea Party

Exactly. Wellstone II: Electric Boogaloo.

}:-)4


7 posted on 01/12/2011 11:48:11 AM PST by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: OpusatFR
This is going to fall flat.

Yep! In the wake of Sarah's 8 min. speach this morning it will! She did them in in a very classy way!

8 posted on 01/12/2011 11:48:38 AM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: kristinn

This was supposed to be a solemn Memorial Service for six dead Americans - and the Dims are turning it into a High-School Pep Rally....

They’re gonna ‘Wellstone’ this thing.....


9 posted on 01/12/2011 11:48:52 AM PST by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: kristinn

Political whoring at its finest.


10 posted on 01/12/2011 11:48:58 AM PST by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: kristinn
Video of the memorial will be shown on the scoreboard's big screen Wow this is not a football game....What a classy bunch these folks are?
11 posted on 01/12/2011 11:49:25 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: kristinn

It’s good that they’re together. Now Brewer can ask them when they’re going to secure the border.


12 posted on 01/12/2011 11:49:27 AM PST by popdonnelly (Democrats are silly people - but silly people can be dangerous)
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To: kristinn

It’s good that they’re together. Now Brewer can ask them when they’re going to secure the border.


13 posted on 01/12/2011 11:49:40 AM PST by popdonnelly (Democrats are silly people - but silly people can be dangerous)
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To: kristinn

The next crazy is watching this with jealousy.


14 posted on 01/12/2011 11:50:42 AM PST by donna (Political Correctness is cultural Marxism - Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms.)
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To: kristinn

Sounds like a liberal solution to a non-existent problem.

A better theme would be, Together We Do Something About Dangerous Psychopaths.


15 posted on 01/12/2011 11:51:57 AM PST by popdonnelly (Democrats are silly people - but silly people can be dangerous)
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To: kristinn

A Native American blessing

Was this vetted through the ACLU?


16 posted on 01/12/2011 11:52:25 AM PST by DManA
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To: donna
The next crazy is watching this with jealousy.

You nailed it.

17 posted on 01/12/2011 11:53:19 AM PST by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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To: kristinn

18 posted on 01/12/2011 11:53:20 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: kristinn

Can’t the event organizer combine “Remarks by Zero” with “Moment of Silence?”


19 posted on 01/12/2011 11:54:35 AM PST by twister881
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To: kristinn

This Obama circus smells like another Wellstone party to me.

POLITICS BE DAMNED!!


20 posted on 01/12/2011 11:54:47 AM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Is that NK dictator’s fat-ass son, Kim Jong-Dumb?


21 posted on 01/12/2011 11:56:42 AM PST by twister881
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To: GoCards
Its reaching the level of high satire now.

Obama, friend of Weathermen bombers, commie poets and racist preachers, the Black Panthers' choice, is leading a rally called 'together we thrive'.

How can ANYONE outside the media take these people seriously?

22 posted on 01/12/2011 11:57:39 AM PST by skeeter
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To: GoCards
A Native American blessing??

At least two of the dead were Catholics, one of the dead was a minister and Giffords herself is Jewish. How about asking for the blessing of the God of the Bible?

23 posted on 01/12/2011 11:57:56 AM PST by CedarDave (What is DADT? Obama's response when inquiries are made about his birth certificate.)
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To: CedarDave

Amen. Who put this memorial together? Do we know?


24 posted on 01/12/2011 11:59:26 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: Gator113

agreed... they have got to be kidding.. overflow to a football stadium ?? what the hell ?

and zero with top billing, like a rock concert ? man, these people are disgusting..

this should be held at a church with immediate family.


25 posted on 01/12/2011 11:59:41 AM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: kristinn

Amazing. Months ago, Obama, Holder and Napolitano were basically calling Arizona the Land of Evil because of S.B. 1070, and now they are flying down there to speak empty words about tolerance, unity, peace and healing.

Utter hypocrisy.


26 posted on 01/12/2011 11:59:58 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: twister881

I dunno... it’s one of the plug-compatible NoKo dicktaters. How do you tell ‘em apart?

For that matter, how do you tell Odumbo and Holder apart from any commie dicktater? Certainly not by the nonsense they spew.

“Together we thrive”. Would’ve made George Orwell nod with respect.


27 posted on 01/12/2011 12:00:03 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: kristinn

Word has already been circulating in the media that Obama may want to turn this event into a turning point for his re-election. If he treads too heavily, it could backfire and just look like the blatant exploitation that it is. We can only hope.


28 posted on 01/12/2011 12:00:14 PM PST by Spok ("What are you going to believe; me or your own eyes?" -Groucho Marx)
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To: Moose4

Good one, Moose4.

One could make a case that Wellstone would have wanted it that way, but there’s no way to imply that about the victims of this shooting.


29 posted on 01/12/2011 12:00:14 PM PST by Tax-chick (The gifts we have, we are given to share.)
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To: CedarDave

Apparently in the New America it takes a backseat to paganism.


30 posted on 01/12/2011 12:00:23 PM PST by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: kristinn

What, no Sheriff Dupe(sic)nik?


31 posted on 01/12/2011 12:00:26 PM PST by Clink (Conservatives believe it when they see it. Liberals see it when they believe it.)
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To: kristinn

Together We Jive.


32 posted on 01/12/2011 12:01:14 PM PST by paulycy (The Constitution is a Formal Contract. Live up to it or lose your job, Congress.)
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To: kristinn
Photoshoppers?


33 posted on 01/12/2011 12:02:22 PM PST by matt1234 (0bama's bunker phase: Nov. 2010 - Jan. 2013)
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To: kristinn

Will there be any french fries available for Mrs. Obama?


34 posted on 01/12/2011 12:02:40 PM PST by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: kristinn

Wellstone Rally. Um, I mean funeral.


35 posted on 01/12/2011 12:03:17 PM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: kristinn

Wellstone Rally. Um, I mean funeral.


36 posted on 01/12/2011 12:03:34 PM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: kristinn
Too bad a great American like Governor Brewer has to speak on the same stage with these Socialist/Communist/Progressive goons.

Maybe, like Sarah Palin's video speech, Governor Brewer can show these clown's what real AMERICAN leadership is all about.

37 posted on 01/12/2011 12:09:19 PM PST by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: kristinn

This event is guaranteed to cure leftists of their habit of defaming and insulting conservatives at every turn. No more false accusations, no more nasty and obscene comments, no more violent and inflammatory rhetoric.

SURE it will.


38 posted on 01/12/2011 12:09:19 PM PST by popdonnelly (Democrats are silly people - but silly people can be dangerous)
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To: kristinn

ABC reporting they are lined up outside to come and see the “Anointed One.” Figures, the U of A was a liberal institution back in the Vietnam era. That and a party school.


39 posted on 01/12/2011 12:10:32 PM PST by CedarDave (What is DADT? Obama's response when inquiries are made about his birth certificate.)
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To: donna
"The next crazy is watching this with jealousy."

His mug shot is so different from his earlier pics that maybe this guy did the screw loose makeover of himself to appear nuts for a trial defense. His complete makeover needs to be explained.

40 posted on 01/12/2011 12:11:12 PM PST by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: kristinn

Six people are dead,,,,,,,,,,together we THRIVE??? THRIVE???THRIVE???? What part don’t these idiots understand? Together we THRIVE??? ....shaking head, walking away before head explodes.......


41 posted on 01/12/2011 12:12:56 PM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: twister881

Can’t the event organizer combine “Remarks by Zero” with “Moment of Silence?”<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

LMAO!


42 posted on 01/12/2011 12:14:42 PM PST by timetostand (Ya say ya wanna revolution -- OK!)
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To: GoCards; kristinn
“together we thrive” is this a joke? good gravy

Wonder if Roseanne Barr will be singing the National Anthem??

Think I'll listen to the last hour of Mark Levin.

43 posted on 01/12/2011 12:20:37 PM PST by CedarDave (What is DADT? Obama's response when inquiries are made about his birth certificate.)
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To: kristinn
Opening music
"We Are The World" followed by "Don't Stop Believing" for that all-important Clinton nostalgia.

A Native American blessing
"Screw the white eyes!"

Welcome by University of Arizona President Robert N. Shelton
"In our diversity is strength. Welcome to all of our undocumented comrades. And, by the way, screw the white eyes!"

The playing of the National Anthem
Glory to the Motherland, united and free! The stronghold of the friendship of the peoples! The Party of Lenin, power of the people, It leads us to the triumph of Communism.

Remarks by President Shelton
"I see a few more undocumented faces in the crowd. Welcome!"

Remarks by a University of Arizona Student
“I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uhmmm, some people out there in our nation don't have maps and uh, I believe that our, I, education like such as, uh, South Africa, and uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, uhhh, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, should help South Africa, it should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future, for us.”

Remarks by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R)
"What the hell are all these undocumented people doing in here?"

Remarks by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano
"Once the incident occurred, the system worked."

Remarks by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
"Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards."

Remarks by President Obama
“I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face.”

Moment of silence
Applause

44 posted on 01/12/2011 12:21:21 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: kristinn

Odd title. I don’t think I’ll tune in to see how he makes it work. I can think of 19 people and their extended families who aren’t particularly “thriving” at the moment - some more, or less, than others. Interesting.


45 posted on 01/12/2011 12:22:34 PM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: kristinn

Another chance for Oblahblah to give the proletariat a teachable moment. I can hardly wait to be instructed by a disbarred, race baiting, muslim loving,illegal alien, ineligible imposter posing as the President of the United States.


46 posted on 01/12/2011 12:23:00 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: kristinn

Nothing thrives under Obama and his ilk.

How long did it take for them to come up with that campaign slogan?


47 posted on 01/12/2011 12:24:08 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Spok

Six dead and the “media” is trumpeting Barry’s 6 point bounce in the polls. This is just too weird for me. The people living in this country are sick.


48 posted on 01/12/2011 12:25:30 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("New laws are always a "good idea" until the first time you have to enforce them." - Unknown)
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To: kristinn
This is going be a tacky event. Can you say Wellstone 2.0?

Liberty Pundit via

UA News

I can not verify the logo was created by 0bama's team. The original appears on the UA site, but damn, just damn.

49 posted on 01/12/2011 12:26:50 PM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Chuzzlewit

AND, the event is being described as “a defining moment in Obama’s presidency”.... I don’t give a hoot what comes out of worm-breaths mouth. This is nothing but politics for him and his merry band of lowlifes.


50 posted on 01/12/2011 12:29:36 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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