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Monday May 9th 2011 Public Appointments for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

May 9, 2011

Rolling out the red carpet for our friends Communist China

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton and Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner co-host the third annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) with their counterparts, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan and State Councilor Dai Bingguo, in Washington, DC. Click here for more information.

9:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at the Opening Session of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED), in the Department of the Interior’s Sidney R. Yates Auditorium.

10:10 a.m. Secretary Clinton welcomes State Councilor Dai upon his arrival in the C Street Lobby of the Department of State.

10:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton leads the S&ED Strategic Track Small Group Session I with State Councilor Dai, at the Department of State.

12:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton hosts a working luncheon with State Councilor Dai and participants in the S&ED Strategic Track, at the Department of State.

2:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton leads the S&ED Strategic Track Plenary Session I on enhancing U.S.-China cooperation with State Councilor Dai, in the Loy Henderson Auditorium at the Department of State.

4:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton participates in the S&ED Strategic Track Plenary Session II on cooperation on regional global issues led by State Councilor Dai, in the Loy Henderson Auditorium at the Department of State.

6:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton, Secretary Geithner, Vice Premier Wang and State Councilor Dai meet with President Obama, at the White House.

7:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton participates in an official photograph with Vice Premier Wang, State Councilor Dai, Secretary Geithner and senior members of the U.S. and Chinese delegations, at the Department of State.

7:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton and Secretary Geithner co-host a banquet for Vice Premier Wang, State Councilor Dai and the Chinese delegation, at the Department of State.

I won’t be able to update the blog at all today/tonight- am going away on business.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Steve permalink
    May 9, 2011 1:33 pm

    Hey, maybe they brought Liu Xiaobo.

    Is his wife still under house arrest?

    The Chinese know they have the upper hand- we made that VERY clear as soon as Obama took office.

    I wonder where Obama keeps his Nobel Prize? I wonder if he ever thinks “gee, three wars, I treat the Dalai Lama like sh*t and I target US citizens for assassination overseas. Maybe I don’t deserve this?”

    Nah, that’s a bit too much self awareness.

    Stacy- you mentioned Tony Kushner being railroaded out of an honorary degree the other day- it has totally blown up in CUNY’s face. They let one rich, ultra-zionist, intolerant blowhard dictate something akin to McCarthyism and now they look like idiots. Good for Kushner, who has more class in his little finger than the entire board of trustees of CUNY put together. Academic freedom. HA!

    The purpose of denying Kushner the honor was to send a message to everyone else- if you dare disagree with the hardline Zionists and try to get a conversation going about Mideast policies, we’ll ruin you. Goldstone learned that the hard way but he didn’t have the guts to fight back like Kushner did.

  2. Thain permalink
    May 9, 2011 1:58 pm

    Stacy- Have fun on your business trip. Try to take some of the “business” out of it!

    OT: This is sort of funny. It’s about how the media engages in “navy seal porn” by getting all hot and bothered over the SEALS. It’s kinda true.

    http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/05/09/navy_seals_media/index.html

    The guys obviously did a great job but our media is super-deferential to the military. Remember how Chris Mathews got all hot for George Bush and his cod-piece when he landed on the flight deck during his “Mission Accomplished” appearance? And with the Bin Laden raid it’s almost like the Pentagon itself has been writing the script for the coverage. It’s almost like you can see their next recruiting commercial.

    • May 10, 2011 9:03 am

      I had seen that the other day. It’s really incredible. I’m glad it’s finally made it’s way around the blogs because we all know if that was an Arab paper it would have been front-paged on the NYT. But no, I am not going to talk anymore about the sexist interpretations of the photo.

      That photo is a reminder that ALL conservative branches of the major religions are incredibly sexist. Maybe next time we focus exclusively on the evils of the repression inherent in conservative Islam, some people will remember this.

      Israel deals with these issues daily because the Haredi community demands state-sponsored, segregated transportation so that the men don’t have to dain to ride with the women and guess what? Israel complies because much of Israeli law is based on Jewish law. Israel seems less and less like a truly secular nation, despite claims to the contrary. I have a friend who has done archeological work over there and everything related to the dig is based on Jewish law- where you dig, how you dig, certain permissions from the religious community and state have to be obtained. It’s pretty incredible.

      • Steve permalink
        May 10, 2011 10:09 am

        Now Stacy, when we Jews do it it’s out of RESPECT for women and out of MODESTY, and religious PIETY but when Muslims do it it’s out of hatred for women! You know that😉

        http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/u-s-orthodox-newspaper-apologizes-for-altering-white-house-photo-1.360824

        The sad thing is, people will believe this nonsense about them editing she and the other woman out of the picture being out of respect for what women do as opposed to how women look. Already some Jewish groups have rushed to defend it. The defense is bullsh*t of course- if it really was about respect then they would simply have left the image as it was. Mutual respect implies equality and women are not equal in ultra-conservative branches of Judaism. If men can be in the photo, why not the women? Because in the Orthodox/Hasidic/Heredi tradition women are seen as sexual temptation for men and thus that temptation should be erased or covered up (or in certain circumstances they should be kept separate from men), much the same way women are covered up, erased in conservative Islam.

        But lets not criticize because they are an important voting block! Not so much with the Muslims.

        • stacyx permalink*
          May 10, 2011 10:28 am

          @Steve- I know, I know, I keep forgetting!

          Over at Politico they pointed out this isn’t the first time a prominent woman has been literally erased:

          http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0511/Laura_Bush_also_airbrushed_out.html

          Trying to balance respect for different religious practices and beliefs about women’s rights isn’t always easy.

          Women get the shaft in almost every major religion.

          The Right would be losing their minds if it was a Muslim newspaper that did it. Can you imagine World Net Daily and Pamela Geller’s response? Or Fox News?

  3. January 25, 2013 8:20 pm

    I never even knew Obama had a Nobel prize.

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