Skip to comments.'Together We Thrive' Schedule (Obama, Holder, Napolitano, Brewer to speak) [LIVE THREAD]
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.
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 ...
Big Chief Gonzalez: Let’s hear it for diversity!
(CHEERS!)He’s bragging about himself.
The tackiness is revolting.
Just said that to a friend. can’t recall a show like this for the ft. hood victims.
Wellstone all over again.
This is just dreadful..
I, I, I...
God forgive them for allowing this.
On skype with a friend in Tucson. One of his son’s friends mother is one of the wounded.
Wow!This is like no memorial I have ever attended!
Look at those happy faces ... like Bill Clinton at Ron Brown’s funeral. (She says, revealing her age ...)
Bravo for FOX cameraman who just caught Obooboo smiling as the crowd cheered, then quickly putting on his solemn face as he noticed that the camera was on him.
Shades of Bill Clinton!
Maybe they're cheering because the maniac killed a Pro-Life Republican Federal Judge.
A Memorial Service, yet the Presidential Seal on the Podium. Looks like obie thinks he is the main event. Sickening.
This Indian is so Fake!
Someone has. Not me. I raised a Marine.
They've raised themselves for several generations.
Someone open the BACK door and get this guy out of there!
Oh dear Lord, this is so awful.
Dear Lord, what the hell were they thinking?
Some Indian guy with long grey hair.
That Fanfare for the Common Man....
This is not an event for this sort of thing.
Dear Lord....just when I think I can’t be shocked any more, I am SHOCKED.
what doe;s this have to do with Indians?
Obama was just caught smiling from ear to ear then he saw an active camera was pointed at him. Obama wiped off his smile.
Where is Custer when we need him?
Bingo! Us bad Americans !
I am not watching but I can hear my husband in the other room shreiking at this awful display.
He keeps saying OMG, OMG, I can’t believe it.
Get a load of THIS picture of the "comforter and wife"...what a sense of decorum, hmmmm?
Lord, I miss George W. and Laura Bush!
Senor Garcia did not practice this.
WHO PAID FOR THOSE TEE-SHIRTS?????????
SEM....I’m railing at the gods. What were they thinking?
“From Father Sky where we get the masculine energy...and Mother Earth where we get the feminine energy...”
Gov. Brewer, please walk out of there. Somebody, please, have the dignity to leave.
This whole Native American blessing thing is just too weird...maybe I don’t get it.
Hug, kiss, have a Guinness! And one for the Mrs.
I am dumbstruck.
Yes sir, they were.
My prayers also for their families, especially those that may have felt compelled in some way to attend this spectacle of a memorial. What would and should have been a true tribute to those who lost their lives, has been diluted (and that’s the most civil term I can use to describe what is before my eyes)
Hey dude....pass the peyote.
I am truly at a loss for words here.
Phony, through and through. But, not to worry, the Fox All-Stars will give him glowing cudos! Especially, Charles, who battered Sarah again tonight on the show! He has gone to the left of Bowrama!
Anything to keep Jesus Christ out of sight / out of mind.
Catholic priests/Christian ministers at events like this are not allowed to invoke Catholic/Christian theology like our Dr. Carlos Gonzalez invokes the four winds of the Creator of his Indian religion.
I turned the CD player off and the TV sound up for a minute. Between the hooting and cheering...man, I feel even WORSE for the families of the wounded and dead. Imagine taking time, while you are grieving, to drag yourself to this tawdry pep rally.
Look under those words...”Action in America”
Cold Beer! Cold Beer! Get your ice cold beer here!
Is it just me, or is FR moving like molasses right now?
This is really bad. I have never in my life seen a or been to a memorial with cheering crowds. I would be ashamed to be in that crowd!
It's another freakin' democRAT FUNERALLY. Where's the dignity this event deserves???
8:07pm ET... this is already appalling and disgusting with the many cheers, screeching, whistles and other outbursts from the crowd in this football stadium for Zero and Moochelle and the politically correct "Native American" doing the "blessing" (which is going on WAY too long, btw). It's another freakin' democRAT FUNERALLY. Where's the dignity this event deserves???
This is supposed to be a solemn occasion.. they should have set the solemn protocol up front: No hooting and hollering, whistling, foot-stamping, etc.
Imagine how the parents of the murdered little 9 year old girl feel right about now?
Wellstone was a member of the US Senate and a Democrat. It may have been very tacky, but he was one of theirs. These people were not politicians, just “ordinary” citizens, who were there to meet their elected representative. This does not honor them, it dishonors them IMO, it make their deaths seem like an excuse to celebrate and is completely inappropriate to occur like this. It does not show respect to them.
>>>WHO PAID FOR THOSE TEE-SHIRTS?????????
In the end, we all will one way or another.
The University & Taxpayers of AZ??
I told my wife this thing has Democrat pep rally written all over it. The logo, the freebies, the cast of speakers.. it’s shaping up to be Wellstone cubed..
Wellstone all over again.
This is just dreadful..
One T-shirt at a time!
BTW, FR is puking tonight....again!
all they need is to start the wave, sell some churros, and have a halftime show to complete this disgusting display....
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