Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

'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
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-50 ... 151-200201-250251-300 ... 351-366 next last
To: JouleZ

Big Chief Gonzalez: Let’s hear it for diversity!

(CHEERS!)He’s bragging about himself.

The tackiness is revolting.


201 posted on 01/12/2011 5:09:23 PM PST by Palladin (Obama, go back to Hawaii! Better yet, go back to Kenya!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 188 | View Replies]

To: Windflier

Just said that to a friend. can’t recall a show like this for the ft. hood victims.


202 posted on 01/12/2011 5:09:38 PM PST by 2rightsleftcoast (A)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 153 | View Replies]

To: All

Oh
My
God

Wellstone all over again.

This is just dreadful..


203 posted on 01/12/2011 5:09:52 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 193 | View Replies]

To: publana

I, I, I...

Poor me...

God forgive them for allowing this.


204 posted on 01/12/2011 5:09:52 PM PST by HiJinx (What new decade?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 183 | View Replies]

To: Blue Turtle

On skype with a friend in Tucson. One of his son’s friends mother is one of the wounded.


205 posted on 01/12/2011 5:10:08 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 158 | View Replies]

To: AGreatPer

Wow!This is like no memorial I have ever attended!


206 posted on 01/12/2011 5:10:17 PM PST by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 193 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

My word.....sigh....


207 posted on 01/12/2011 5:10:19 PM PST by jennyjenny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HiJinx
What the Hell is all the cheering about?

I think they are all happily surprised to discover that Jerry Garcia is alive and well and holding a feather at the podium.
208 posted on 01/12/2011 5:11:18 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 180 | View Replies]

To: greyfoxx39

Look at those happy faces ... like Bill Clinton at Ron Brown’s funeral. (She says, revealing her age ...)


209 posted on 01/12/2011 5:11:25 PM PST by Tax-chick (The gifts we have, we are given to share.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 164 | View Replies]

To: Red Steel

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!


210 posted on 01/12/2011 5:11:30 PM PST by Palladin (Obama, go back to Hawaii! Better yet, go back to Kenya!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 200 | View Replies]

To: HiJinx
What the Hell is all the cheering about?

Maybe they're cheering because the maniac killed a Pro-Life Republican Federal Judge.

211 posted on 01/12/2011 5:11:45 PM PST by dfwgator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 180 | View Replies]

To: Right_in_Virginia

A Memorial Service, yet the Presidential Seal on the Podium. Looks like obie thinks he is the main event. Sickening.


212 posted on 01/12/2011 5:11:51 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 190 | View Replies]

To: tapatio

This Indian is so Fake!


213 posted on 01/12/2011 5:11:54 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 206 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar
We have raised a generation of numbskulls.

Someone has. Not me. I raised a Marine.

214 posted on 01/12/2011 5:11:56 PM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 194 | View Replies]

To: Rennes Templar
Sounded like mostly young people cheering for Zero. We have raised a generation of numbskulls.

They've raised themselves for several generations.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

215 posted on 01/12/2011 5:12:01 PM PST by The Comedian (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 194 | View Replies]

To: HiJinx

Someone open the BACK door and get this guy out of there!


216 posted on 01/12/2011 5:12:01 PM PST by Rennes Templar ( Reagan: " When I was young we were poor, but the gov't didn't have to tell us we were poor")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 204 | View Replies]

To: SueRae

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?


217 posted on 01/12/2011 5:12:11 PM PST by Fishtalk (Dance like nobody's watching; Sing like nobody's listening; Blog like nobody's r.eading.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 185 | View Replies]

To: opentalk
This is weird

Obama was just caught smiling from ear to ear then he saw an active camera was pointed at him. Obama wiped off his smile.

218 posted on 01/12/2011 5:12:16 PM PST by Red Steel
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 197 | View Replies]

To: LostInBayport

Good one!

Where is Custer when we need him?


219 posted on 01/12/2011 5:12:29 PM PST by Palladin (Obama, go back to Hawaii! Better yet, go back to Kenya!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 208 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

Bingo! Us bad Americans !


220 posted on 01/12/2011 5:12:48 PM PST by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced. Winners do not compromise!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 203 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

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.


221 posted on 01/12/2011 5:12:55 PM PST by dforest
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 203 | View Replies]

To: Protect the Bill of Rights
The talking points for today are “Comforter in Chief.” The buildup has been nauseating.

Get a load of THIS picture of the "comforter and wife"...what a sense of decorum, hmmmm?

Photobucket

Lord, I miss George W. and Laura Bush!

222 posted on 01/12/2011 5:12:59 PM PST by greyfoxx39 ("Journalists" see no problem with fueling a mass panic over our "political discourse.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 160 | View Replies]

To: Palladin

Masculin-in-ity...

Senor Garcia did not practice this.


223 posted on 01/12/2011 5:13:16 PM PST by HiJinx (What new decade?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 210 | View Replies]

To: hugorand

WHO PAID FOR THOSE TEE-SHIRTS?????????


224 posted on 01/12/2011 5:13:28 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 165 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

SEM....I’m railing at the gods. What were they thinking?


225 posted on 01/12/2011 5:13:30 PM PST by Fishtalk (Dance like nobody's watching; Sing like nobody's listening; Blog like nobody's r.eading.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 203 | View Replies]

To: Protect the Bill of Rights

“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.


226 posted on 01/12/2011 5:13:40 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 181 | View Replies]

To: Fishtalk

This whole Native American blessing thing is just too weird...maybe I don’t get it.


227 posted on 01/12/2011 5:13:58 PM PST by kerbear413 (Socialism breeds Mediocrity)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 217 | View Replies]

To: don-o; Mrs. Don-o

Hug, kiss, have a Guinness! And one for the Mrs.


228 posted on 01/12/2011 5:13:58 PM PST by Tax-chick (The gifts we have, we are given to share.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 214 | View Replies]

To: tiredoflaundry; indylindy

Wow.

I am dumbstruck.


229 posted on 01/12/2011 5:14:18 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 220 | View Replies]

To: Palladin

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)


230 posted on 01/12/2011 5:14:23 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 138 | View Replies]

To: HiJinx

Hey dude....pass the peyote.


231 posted on 01/12/2011 5:14:30 PM PST by eddie willers
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 223 | View Replies]

To: Protect the Bill of Rights

I am truly at a loss for words here.


232 posted on 01/12/2011 5:14:34 PM PST by Raebie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 224 | View Replies]

To: Palladin

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!


233 posted on 01/12/2011 5:14:36 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 210 | View Replies]

To: Fishtalk
what doe;s this have to do with Indians?

Anything to keep Jesus Christ out of sight / out of mind.

234 posted on 01/12/2011 5:14:44 PM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 217 | View Replies]

To: Palladin

235 posted on 01/12/2011 5:14:51 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 210 | View Replies]

To: Tax-chick

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.


236 posted on 01/12/2011 5:15:17 PM PST by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 209 | View Replies]

To: indylindy

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.


237 posted on 01/12/2011 5:22:20 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 221 | View Replies]

To: JouleZ

Look under those words...”Action in America”


238 posted on 01/12/2011 5:24:50 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 188 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Cold Beer! Cold Beer! Get your ice cold beer here!


239 posted on 01/12/2011 5:24:52 PM PST by publana (Time to go Galt.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 236 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

Is it just me, or is FR moving like molasses right now?


240 posted on 01/12/2011 5:26:02 PM PST by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 236 | View Replies]

To: Raebie

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!


241 posted on 01/12/2011 5:26:49 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 232 | View Replies]

To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
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???

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?

242 posted on 01/12/2011 5:26:52 PM PST by nutmeg (The 111th Congress: Worst. Congress. Ever.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

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.


243 posted on 01/12/2011 5:26:52 PM PST by CedarDave (What is DADT? Obama's response when inquiries are made about his birth certificate.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 203 | View Replies]

To: Protect the Bill of Rights

>>>WHO PAID FOR THOSE TEE-SHIRTS?????????

In the end, we all will one way or another.

The University & Taxpayers of AZ??


244 posted on 01/12/2011 5:27:54 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 224 | View Replies]

To: skr
What does an Attorney General and a Cabinet member have to do with this sort of official observance?

To propagandize on the new appropriate safety measures needed since they'll claim others in government are threatened, "we have proof, this has been ongoing, but can't tell you", etc

In my opinion, 2 security services heads are there to advertise and promote new infringements on freedom that will be coming down the pipeline. What else can it be? They see a perfect opportunity.
245 posted on 01/12/2011 5:28:02 PM PST by TheBigJ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 100 | View Replies]

To: All

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..


246 posted on 01/12/2011 5:28:02 PM PST by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom
Oh
My
God

Wellstone all over again.

This is just dreadful..

One T-shirt at a time!

BTW, FR is puking tonight....again!

247 posted on 01/12/2011 5:28:13 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 203 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom
NRO tweet tracker here

Link

248 posted on 01/12/2011 5:28:27 PM PST by greyfoxx39 ("Journalists" see no problem with fueling a mass panic over our "political discourse.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 203 | View Replies]

To: don-o
Sarah Palins response seems to be the most appropriate .
249 posted on 01/12/2011 5:28:49 PM PST by opentalk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 234 | View Replies]

To: kristinn

all they need is to start the wave, sell some churros, and have a halftime show to complete this disgusting display....


250 posted on 01/12/2011 5:28:55 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-50 ... 151-200201-250251-300 ... 351-366 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson