All times US EST
12:35 AM: President Obama meets with Aung San Suu Kyi
1:05 AM: The President and Aung San Suu Kyi deliver remarks
1:35 AM: The President meets and greets with United States Embassy personnel
2:45 AM: Delivers remarks at the University of Yangon
3:50 AM: Departs Rangoon en route Phnom Penh, Cambodia
5:40 AM Arrives Phnom Penh
6:05 AM: Meets with Prime Minister Han Sen
6:35 AM: Attends the ASEAN-U.S. leaders meeting
8:30 AM: Arrives at Diamond Island Convention Center for the East Asia Summit Dinner
More photos tomorrow
Well… I shouldn’t have hesitated ;-) Congrats. I was hoping I’d get a picture this time.
You. AND THE LA GALAXY!!!!!
:D :D :D
Because of Houston winning the East today, the final is BACK IN LA BABY!!!
alas…. one day I’ll earn a picture. Maybe if I don’t lurk so much.
Lovely picture. So proud of my President!
WOOOOOOOT!! @LAGalaxy are WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS!! On to MLS CUP FINAL v HOUSTON – AT HDC AGAIN!! #DejaVu— Tally Briggs (@bardgal) November 19, 2012
CONGRATS TALLY DYNOS R ready good luck we will see who is the best this time around
:D What a strange confluence of events, eh? So many *IFs* had to happen to get final back in LA. If LA plays like they did tonight, Houston will definitely win. :cry: we were lucky. Hopefully, Landon will be healed in two weeks. Did you see the game? Pouring, cold rain, on plastic turf! I’m so surprised there weren’t more injuries – and WTF with the yellow and red cards for Seattle after the final whislte. smdh
It’s Myanmar, not Burma.
:lol: Was teaching ever one of your choices for a career, Amk? Hmmmm. You may be right, but I do notice that the twitter address for the US Embassy in Myanmar/Burma is @USEmbassyBurma.
“The ruling military junta changed its name from Burma to Myanmar in 1989, a year after thousands were killed in the suppression of a popular uprising.”
And Aung San Suu Kyi calls it Burma.
So, it’s Burma for me.
Thanks for this; I always called it Myanmar, formerly Burma when reading “Killing an Elephant” with my students in an effort to be current. Now, I will only refer to the country as Burma.
Hi amk, it’s showing as Burma on the internetz and in the news. I think most people don’t really recognize it as Myanmar.
No it’s not. Not really. It was known as the Union of Burma and was changed from Burma to Myanmar in 1989 by the military which was never recognized as an official ruling body. Instead they killed protesters and silenced dissenters. If the people of Burma don’t even recognize and officially call it Myanmar and Aung San Suu Kyi doesn’t call it Myanmar but Burma; then it’s Burma. Most developed countries call it Burma, the United States Embassy is officially called U.S. Embassy Burma, and the native people officially call it as such.
Well, there goes that fantasy. Militant Buddhists in northern Burma oppressing Muslim minority. Yes. Militant Buddhists.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) November 19, 2012
Militant Buddhists? Thought that was an oxymoron.
Burma citizens line the streets as President Barack Obama's motorcade drives through Yangon #History http://t.co/FOUb5Tqq— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) November 19, 2012
Thank God for Twitter; it is often the only way that we get information and photos about the actions of PBO. Our media treats us like we are in China or in the old days of the USSR. When there is a coup the first thing that the usurpers do is to get control of the airwaves. The first step to controlling the populace is to have control of information. It is a disgrace, a sin, a real and present threat to our democracy that the plutocrats that own and control our media is carrying out its treasonous acts daily. We need a call for true democracy in OUR country.
CEB. all of the suppressed countries have made and are making great strides forward thanks to the internet. The media is inadequate to the task of informing people and shaping history. They are only there for entertainment. Future generations will think of the current media as relics of a past time that miserably failed the people when they were needed.
Well you got a response but “hard to get a live signal”? I don’t believe it. https://twitter.com/chucktodd/status/270378297102331904
CNN was showing live footage for a few minutes (while talking over it of course), but there was no evidence of problems while they were showing it – so Chuckle’s explanation is not credible.
Yup, it’s a total bullshit response.
Al Jazeera can get a signal, but CNN, MSNBC, etc., can’t organize to share the image so their own country can witness their newly re-elected President making history (again)? That’s nonsense! I’m sure BBC or Sky News would have obliged.
so Chuckle’s explanation is not credible.
And what else is new?? :lol: :lol: :lol:
@LiberalPhenom @theobamadiary We will be carrying the president's speech at Yangon University live. Not easy getting live signal out of here— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) November 19, 2012
JUST BEAUTIFUL….YOU CAN’T BE A GOOD PRESIDENT IF YOU DON’T LOVE ALL PEOPLE AND HE DOES!
This picture will go down in history, what a fantastic photo.
@chucktodd @LiberalPhenom @TheObamaDiary Chuck, Al Jazeera is EATING YOUR LUNCH, dude. It's the 21st Century & your BS is stuck in the 18th.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 19, 2012
Buddhist monks hold the Myanmar and US flags as they welcome President Barack Obama at Yangon International Airport http://t.co/Kk4h2ofm— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) November 19, 2012
Great photo chip!
@chucktodd Why can Al Jazeera get a live signal? Good grief. Embarrassing like we are a 3rd world country.— ForUS50 (@FORUS50) November 19, 2012
**** Deleted **** No right wing hate rag links here PLEASE
Oh please. What the paper is implying is laughable. Is this a Murdoch rag?
It’s not Murdoch’s DF, but it’s the most hateful rag on planet earth.
I found it offensive to even imply that. Hateful rag is right.
Such rubbish – and very offensive. I guess Hillary was also “flirting” with the PM, since she’s also looking at her, laughing, and offering a toast with her? These people are ridiculous!
Sosena, that’s a poisonous right wing British racist rag – no links to it, please!
Ughh… I retweeted it before I went in and looked and was disgusted. Have deleted it now :p
Gah, the daily mail is such a rag…. “scmoozes”, “flirting with attractive PM” ….WTF?? He’s on a historic diplomatic trip to extend U.S goodwill in parts of Asia that have been until recently closed off to us, not on vacation picking up chicks!! But then again, that’s Murdock owned trash, so no surprise there….
Sosena what exactly was your motivation for posting this link – along with the provocative headline?
Great photos though. And I thought the only objective insinuation was “flirting”, I guess, but I’m not offended—- but the rest of the write-up wasn’t offensive—–calling Obama the “charmer-in-chief” which he is—–and a detailed account of the activities there. But I know nothing about this newspaper and trust that it has a bad rep. and is not welcome here.
Chips I tried to watch the livestreams, but they didn’t work for me. So I’ll just have to wait for your usual video posts, I know you’re looking for them…lol
The livestreams didn’t work for most of us lamh. That’s why we’re so frustrated with the US media who has all the necessary technology and reason to carry the stuff live on a few cable networks. The media spent a whole week on Patraeus’ silly affair but cannot spend 30 minutes showing the President’s historic arrival into Burma?
I thought for sure we would see more of President Obama’s overseas trips now that the election is over, now that the media doesn’t have to hide any positive news about him. But no—–they continue to be negligent, missing in action, failures.
There’s an election in 2014 – and the media still is invested in aiding the Republicans as much as possible. Their biggest threat is PBO.
In the words of Amk, ‘Gunnite folks’.
Gunnite vc! Sleep tite. Don’t let McCain bite.
No chance of THAT! He’s one whose mean and irascible nature means that I keep him far away from me.
Rest well, VC!!!
Thank you, bro. Apart from awakening 4 times and debating whether to sign on or not, it wasn’t bad. :lol:
Oh sweet Jesus, the Apocalypse is nigh. "Rocky: The Musical" in Germany.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) November 19, 2012
LibLib That is TOO funny. “Rocky: The Musical” I.just.can’t.
And in case folks think I’m smoking something: http://zeenews.india.com/entertainment/art-and-theatre/rocky-musical-set-for-german-premiere_122898.htm
With a budget of 15 million dollars and Hollywood stalwarts comprising its creative team, the show has been hotly anticipated.
:shock: WOW :shock:
The Burmese people are pretty people.
The young lady greeting the president is exquisite. Love the dress and headdress.
That photo at the top is pure beauty. After such a sad day, it brought me to tears. Thanks, Chip.
Hang in there BWD, I know these are painful days for you more than any, I’m just praying – and I don’t do that much – that there’s furious behind-the-scenes activity going on to stop this madness.
I kept seeing tweets that President Obama was in contact with horrible Bibi and Arab leaders to try to apply pressure to stem the atrocities, and I wondered where the info was coming from—–not from our media, not that I’ve seen anyway. I guess from the British press or other foreign news services. Out news media is pitiful.
Lots of hugs for you, BWD. We all feel it, deeply.
BWD,(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( From my Arms to yours and your precious heart.))))))))))))))))
@VanJones68 I am still ELATEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD— Pretty Foot (@PrettyFootWoman) November 19, 2012
@PrettyFootWoman @VanJones68 Yes, PFW, as we should be because we, as opposed to all those 'liberals' who undermined #PBO, made 2012 HAPPEN!— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 19, 2012
Where in the world is Mark Knoller?
He’s in Burma – but not particularly informative with his tweets.
Making silly comments in Burma, that President Obama and Secretary Clinton got off the plane side by side, like “running mates”. I asked him if he was jet lagged.
ABC Chgo had a couple of sentences about his trip, said Obama would be in Burma ‘tomorrow’ as I was reading of his arrival at that same moment.
Thanks guys, Knoller is being his usual self, the media can’t even be on good behaviour overseas.
WATCH THIS: VP Biden tours storm-damaged New Jersey coast, 3 weeks after #Superstorm Sandy struck: apne.ws/10aZIFK -RJJ— The Associated Press (@AP) November 19, 2012
VP BIden doing his stuff as usual. Glad he went there and showed his support for NJ.
I absolutely hate to think that this asswhipe Christie is running for President in 2016. :-(
POTUS in Myanmar-
I love this line in the article from the speech that President Obama will make in Burma:
‘“When I took office as president, I sent a message to those governments who ruled by fear: ‘We will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist,’” the excerpts say. “So today, I have come to keep my promise, and extend the hand of friendship’.
“we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist”
I think this may go down in history for this President.
‘So today, I have come to keep my promise, and extend the hand of friendship’.
The essence of the man – a man of his word! You cannot ask for more than that, yet we have so much more with President Obama.
TOD Family this is the worst I have ever seen the news organizations cover A Historic Presidential visit . They act like the Republicans as if the wrong person won the election.I see Citizens United working in the background through the news corporations cutting news feeds and then putting what they think we should see in 30 second sound bites. Patching the news together the way they want to tell how our President is doing.Thank GOD we have wonderful People like Chips and all of you to carry to the truth about what Our President is doing to lead us through the crap that GREED OVER PEOPLE PARTY and all the other crooks are doing.So we all have to keep our eyes on these events to keep the flow going and keep our Presidents back He works to damn hard to let those fools beat him down.Just keep writing the letters and tweets going to support Him in every way possible.Got to ride heading to Seattle,WA leaving Chicago will talk to you guys later hang tough everybody.
Thanks wesleya and have a safe trip out West.
Safe travels,wes:) WE are the media we’ve been waiting for!
Be safe, wesleya. Yes, we will have to be the media as well as DF stated.HZ
President #Obama's motorcade passing through Hledan Junction on the way to #Yangon Parliament http://t.co/tHye7wFX— (@ElevenMyanmar) November 19, 2012
Saw Julie Pace from AP tweet—-maybe it was here—haha——that it was an amazing sight, thousands lining the streets.
This is such a heartening sight. He brings hope.
Wow. The Burmese love him.
Theo67 and UT, this is so very powerful. My brother said it was so powerful and such an honor to see how the people lined the streets, and just were in awe in such a beautiful manner for our president. He said it was something to really be there and just feel the presence of a grateful people for such a beautiful person as our President of the United States. “What An Honor.”HZ
Not sure if this will embed but it is the video of the PM and PBO reviewing the honor guard in Bangkok. Very nice!
So that didn’t work, here is the link, scroll down the page: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2234752/Obama-arrives-Thailand-ahead-historic-trip-Burma.html
Trying to diminish PBO by not showing his foreign policy success is not going to work because history books will be written about this. Those reporters are just showing how provincial they are compared to international journalists.
If it was not for TOD we would not know about it.
The President is loved and appreciated by 51 percent of Americans, and is loved by 99 percent of the world. President Obama will be more powerfull and influential after he finishes his second term.
Amen. And it is real love. People everywhere can feel how much he cares.
Thank you, Smartypants…for this:
http://davidsimon.com/inevitabilities-and-barack-obama/ Must Read…Wes, you may want to read this one:)
Does anyone know what the yellow gift is that President Obama received on arrival? I can’t tell and am curious.
Looked like a beautifully wrapped bouquet of flowers to me
I believe it was a huge bouquet of flowers.
It looked the same to me, a bouquet of flowers.
Pool: Tens of thousands lined streets in Rangoon for Obama motorcade. One sign read "Mr Obama we (Heart) you Legend, hero of our world"— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) November 19, 2012
What heartfelt words on that sign! Very moving. Our president represents hope around the globe.
You are so correct! He is doing the best he can and he will go down in history for his self-lisness and trying to make this world a better place. Not just for Americans but for the world.
I can’t wait to see this next 4 years and how he spreads his word. He will have influence on many leaders in many differant countries.
Amazing! And in the US, he had to fight for re-election against a charlatan.
I know people in other countries must be appalled that there were even a contest.
Sorry… “there was even a contest”
How beautiful. Too bad the msm will not let us see a picture of this.
Good Morning BWD. Good Morning TODville.
This brought tears to my eyes. They cannot stop this man. Thank God that so many people in America were determined to allow him to finish what he started.
Night all. Been quite a momentous day. Peace for Palestinians. Peace for Israelis….just peace.
For as much good as they do our lazy, sloppy media should save the money and just stay home. The President’s trip will get no more than a 30 second blurb tomorrow on the Today Show, GMA and CBS This Morning. If there isn’t some big scandal or gaffe that they can report ad nauseam they could careless. Just pathetic.
Good Nite TOD!!
Good night, Donna!
My goodness, what beautiful, elegant clothing and stunning feminine grace! And the courtesy and dignity show to our President. It is certainly edifying for we people of the West.
Yes and it is not going unnoticed. He is receiveng the respect that he so richly deserves.
President Obama’s lead is just a few thousand short of 4 million now. And Willard of recent history is now sinking into his 47% morass.
For anyone that hasn’t seen it
David Plouffe and Steve Schmidt discuss the election – this was a Steve Schmidt I hadn’t seen/heard before
I’m surprised Steve Schmidt still offers his opinion after offering up Sarah Palin as a VP candidate and letting her get that close to the Oval Office. He should have been laughed out of town. I wasn’t impressed with his praise of Chris Christie, who two weeks ago was making jokes that President Obama wouldn’t be able to find the “light switch of leadership”, and who hasn’t paid the pensions of state employees because he just doesn’t want to.
I was amazed at his views on the RWNJs – especially as he offered up Sarah Palin – anytime I had heard him before he was protecting the party – but not that I saw here – his views on why the GOP should stay away from women’s issues was not what I was expecting
I can’t excuse the GOP because they utter a couple of reasonable words – but, that’s just me. The cumulative collection of destructive words and actions preclude me from giving them any credit for small positive actions. They’ve done a lot of harm. They have a lot to make up for. And if they hadn’t lost, right now, the US would be joining Netanyahu in making Gaza a parking lot, with their sights set on Iran next. They are phony, and they are dangerous.
‘…his views on why the GOP should stay away from women’s issues was not what I was expecting…’
Sadly that’s all they really want to do – stop talking about it – while still holding on to the same backward and horrid ideas and figuring out ways to sell the same offensive crap – but without sounding as offensive…
The world is experiencing the sheer involvement of PBO, the commander in chief. If the U.S media decides to not host his sheer character as a commander in charge, and one that wants to make good relations with the rest of the world, don’t worry, fuck this media. The world has noticed it and they have your back as citizens. The U.S. is big, but the rest of the world will help everyone that has good intentions. I like to think that the good of the world and it’s people will influence the good of the nation in the U.S. And I know that this is happening today.
Somehow, I think PBO acknowledges this as well…
What a great leader of the world you all have. :-)
“don’t worry, fuck this media.”
We should put that on a Flag – like ‘Don’t tread on me’ – and wave it for the next CENTURY, Joy!
Yes, WE ARE THE MEDIA, Now and we will not ever allow the broadcast folk to prevail.
Sorry the original is grainy
President #Obama's meeting with President Thein Sein at Rangoon Parliament Building. http://t.co/y0XsaeaS— U.S. Embassy Burma (@USEmbassyBurma) November 19, 2012
Thanks – every scrap of information is like gold!
My thoughts exactly! :-)
The crowd gathered outside ASSK's home awaiting POTUS. Arrival http://t.co/RwckipXQ— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) November 19, 2012
POTUS arriving at Aung San Suu Kyi's house. http://t.co/6jp4XivQ— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) November 19, 2012
I know this is a really dumb question, but I have to ask it…
How does PBO’s cars end up in every place in the world? Do they fly these bullet proof cars in to whatever country he is in?
I think they have a fleet, and they have transport planes that carry all the vehicles. So, there’s probably a whole fleet that’s in Cambodia already – perhaps the set that was in Thailand. It’s a huge operation!
It is overwhelming, I always wondered how these vehicles get to the destination of the President. Does this work the same within the U.S. travelling from state to state? Or do they have the same cars waiting in differant states for him?
No, I think they use the transport planes, too. I can’t imagine they can keep them safe all over the country, when they need to be guarded and maintained. They have multiple cars, planes, helicopters.
makes sense theo…so I am now understanding that they actually fly the Presidents vehicles wherever the President is travelling. We never are able to see this aspect. We are able to see the President land and take off with cameras but there is never footage of the vehicles being off-loaded anywhere.
They also fly a second Air Force One on the trips. It’s in one of the pictures posted on twitter earlier. I did see footage a couple of years ago of them loading the transport plane – which is how I know that they go in the big grey planes.
awww, yes, the big grey planes. ;-) I have to say I’ve seen them on the tarmac but never seen what they actually unload.
They unload everything! All the equipment – the helicopters, cars, bullet-proof glass, when needed, teleprompters, etc.
The USA is the #1 Logistics Expert in the world, Joy. The President has an amazing infrastructure of vehicles and personnel deployed wherever he goes. Obviously, details are not, and should never be, made public. But, for perspective, just remember that during Gulf War #1 we moved an entire force from one part of the Saudi desert to another, without Iraq, or anyone else realizing the vast repositioning of assets that that accomplished.
This is an amazing moment – all three people are miraculous, really.
Photo: Hillary Clinton and Aung San Suu Kyi share emotional embrace in Burma twitpic.com/bei0x6— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) November 19, 2012
Another stupid question, who is this young lady, Aung San Suu?
She’s actually not that young – no offense. She has grown children. She’s was elected a couple of decades ago, and then was immediately imprisoned in her own home for twenty years by a dictatorship. She was just released earlier this year or late last year. She’s a Nobel Laureate, like President Obama. She’s the leader of the opposition and a duly elected member of parliament. And the people regard her as their leader. She’s the catalyst for change in Burma and is part of the reason that President Obama is making the trip today.
I agree Theo 67. I believe he is going there with Hillary( before she retires) to support his hero Aung San Suu and and not the General. I have a feeling he is showing the General respect to say see if you treat your people right i will also show you the respect and prestige of the presidency. MSM think he is going there for his EGO to show he has made democracy in Myanmar.
I could care less what the media has to say or think. This is the same media that has run after Palin, run after gossip of birth certificate and Benghazi conspiracies. They are worthless.
Only one thing I have to disagree with is the MSM have not gone after Palin…There is so much to know about this shit face and the media has ignored what her background is. She continually pukes out crap on Fox news weekly and the media has never gone after her for the corrupt bitch she was as governor of Alaska.
Agreed – by “going after”, I meant the embarrassing fiasco with them following her on her little “family vacation”, where she rewrote history, and all other examples of fawning that the media did with her.
Thanks for educating me on this lovely person, now I can understand the importance of this trip to Burma. I have to say, I know nothing about Burma and it’s importance with the U.S. And ty for your knowledge on this Theo.
I haven’t known that much about Burma until more recently, too, Joy. I’m glad I could share what little I know! :)
Think of her as their version of Nelson Mandela.
Very good comparison!
She is 67 years of age. She is absolutely beautiful.
beautiful photo. thank you mr nakamura for capturing that moment of pure love.
@DavidNakamura Now, David, THAT'S HISTORY!!! Thank you— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 19, 2012
That’s worthy of a 2nd Noble Prize
I have been hanging out here all morning, day and evening just hear news of PBO’s trips. He is truly the first President of the World.
Yes he is, idon. Yes, he is!
I tried to pick some excerpts from this article, but there were so many wonderful quotes from the people of Burma about President Obama – you have to read it!
CNN just broke into the broadcast to report on the President’s visit to Burma. Just showed exit from AF1 and now waiting to show visit to ASSK.
Correction: This must be a rerun — Don Lemon is reporting; still waiting for PBO to exit from plane.
White House has listed the remarks expected soon and audio of his speech.
Great! Thanks Sharon!!
Arrival video on BBC News
Check out these pictures: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20389931#TWEET373803
Thanks for this link, beautiful photos Rita.
CNN is showing footage right now – it looks gorgeous and tropical there.
Theo 67, did you know PBO’s grandfather was in BUrma with British during second world war? he is like returning grandson? I read it in dreams from my father.
I saw that in a report someone posted earlier today. I’d forgotten about that – he really is a man of the world.
We learned about his grandfather being a cook for the British when he spoke before Parliment last year, but didn’t know till now he had been in Burma. What a man of the world he is.
I just read that today as well, it’s kinda crazy how much this young man has experienced such a huge part of the world, through both of his parents and grandparents on both sides of his family.
I read an article yesterday that someone posted here about a person that spent 60 days or so with PBO. He asked him in the end of it all…”if you could just get outside of all of this and have one day for yourself, where would you like to be, and what would you like to do?” (not sure if I got the quote right)
The President replyed “I’d like to be in Hunamba Bay, (hawaii) driving through the mountains, stopping by at the Bay, walking the beach and boogy boarding, he said he use to spend time with his mother there. And then he went into describing how to catch a wave.
Don’t quote me on this, I’m just giving a little of what I read.
then-senator and family at haunama bay:
Live footage on CNN of PBO and ASSK comments now…
Lovely to see the genuine personal regard between Sec Cliniton, PBO and ASSK.
It really was lovely. I had to rewind it a few times. And it was even more warm as he said his goodbyes to her at the car just now. The CNN reporter mentioned that the crowd of thousands is cheering, and the warmth between the three was clearly evident. That was a nice moment! Unfortunately, CNN is heading back to the nonsense.
I know….We are so lucky to live in these times! Such historic moments…Hillary is magnificent, and she truly is an asset to the administration. ASSK looked just regal and a tad nervous lol but then again so would I if I had hundreds of press/photographers and maybe thousands of other ppl camped outside my house!! Lol
I love how he was calling for Hillary, and she said “I’m right here!” – that was cute. So sad that this is their last trip together.
Is there no chance that Hillary would stay on theo? Is it her own choice to leave?
It’s her choice. I think she’s just tired. She’s travelled the world many times over, and worked with the President to solve so many global crises. I think she just wants to rest – the job is gruelling! She’s a superstar, though, and I’m glad she signed up to work with the President.
I hope that she is retiring, and I feel she did a fantastic job just like you theo…I hope that she isn’t deciding to run for President in 2016 tho. Only because I feel that when PBO is done, people are going to be looking for someone as young and as jubilant and as knowledgeable as he. Mrs. Clinton is the knowledgeable one, but I can’t see her in the whitehouse. She will be around 68 yrs old I think, and I’m not saying that is too old but it is tougher on someone of her age to take on the task of the whitehouse.
Yes – I think that after President Obama, people are going to want someone who, like President Obama, doesn’t have too many ties and favors owing across the Washington beltway. I have been wondering if Kirsten Gillibrand might be the one…?
WOW! I’ll have to look into her credentials…have to admit, I know nothing about Kirsten. Perhaps we will see alot more out of her in the next 4 years?
Personally, just because I am a Canadian, I’d love to see Jennifer Granholm take on the repubs, ;-)
I like Jennifer Granholme (I’m Canadian, too). But, since she was born in Canada, she can’t run for President here.
Thank you – I am of a similar age & cannot imagine having the energy for the job – but she has been brilliant – I am so glad the job was offered & she agreed.
Better picture of PBO with Myanmar President Thein Sein
#Myanmar President #TheinSein & US President #Obama smile during a meeting at #Yangon parliamentary building/Photo-AFP http://t.co/6Lcwrs6W— (@ElevenMyanmar) November 19, 2012
Pics with ASSK
US President #Obama and #SuuKyi seen at her home http://t.co/SkowrA87— (@ElevenMyanmar) November 19, 2012
US President #Obama and #SuuKyi greet each other after the president arrived at her residence/Photo-AFP http://t.co/0P8w4j3F— (@ElevenMyanmar) November 19, 2012
US President #Obama and #SuuKyi shake hands after the president arrived at her residence/Photo-AFP http://t.co/10qfJyhV— (@ElevenMyanmar) November 19, 2012
Is their video of this meeting détente?
sorry, spell check wants to make you a détente, Dudette! ;_)
No problem. But these are just photos. Looking for video now.
@ElevenMyanmar Two Nobelists greet one another. Rarely has any photo of any greeting been as significant as this one. Thank you. #FORWARD— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 19, 2012
Mynamar News Photo Pres #Obama & Sec Clinton paying homage to Shwe Dagon Pagoda in Yangon http://t.co/c9DU7wiu— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 19, 2012
Is this the first time a sitting president has visited this country? I wonder why this is???
It was a like North Korea. But since IT released ASSK from 15 year house arrest, PBO is giving em a carrot. In addition his grandfather served with the British in Burma during WW2 as it was a british colony. Look at how much history we are learning about other countries. This is why it is a disservice to the children of this country that it is not being shown on TV.
Hey Bobfr, do you think PBO went there for ASSK?
Of course, but it goes well beyond that because he is delivering a message of human rights that extends to every region on the planet.
BTW, Al Jazeera is definitely going to cover the speech and President Obama is anticipated to be very explicit about the need for more reform in Burma.
excellent point, zulu. school children (and the rest of us, too) would learn a lot about the world, its history, and america’s relationships with other countries by seeing the president practicing diplomacy. especially when he’s visiting countries which have never been visited before by an american president–all the questions we’ve asked each other here (why not? what is the story?) would open minds and conversations to benefit all.
Audience remain seated inside Convocation Hall #Yangon University where US President #Obama will be delivering a speech http://t.co/Lbycg9ID— (@ElevenMyanmar) November 19, 2012
The Al-Jazeera live English site referenced by someone here earlier just announced that the speech will be about a half hour late and that they will be carrying it live. Good feed. I don’t subscribe to any of the cable news shows so I can’t watch it on CNN.
Dear @whitehouse How tragic that bit.ly/SGITwW is the ONLY resource we have for real-time coverage of #PBO's historic visit to Burma.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 19, 2012
And, it’s also the only real-time resource we have for what is happening in Gaza.
This is very sad.
Motorcade footage from yesterday’s visit to Bangkok,Thailand
About time! https://twitter.com/ShawnaNBCNews/status/270431977990139905
Background from Reuters on the Myanmar trip
thanks again Dudette…this is a good run down of this trip.
Raw: President Joins Democracy Leader in Myanmar
President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with democracy activist and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, at the start of the President’s landmark visit to the long-isolated nation of Myanmar. (Nov. 19)
President #Obama & Sec Clinton Joins Democracy Leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar: youtu.be/8llVTXMUslI— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) November 19, 2012
ty so much dudette! Great exchange, and it was like…oh noo “forgot about hillary :-(
I didn’t have any audio on this, did anyone else have it?
This one was just raw video (no audio). Still looking for one with their remarks.
People watching live broadcast of US President #Obama's visit at a local tea shop in #Mandalay http://t.co/gJdoBV7g— (@ElevenMyanmar) November 19, 2012
Outside Suu Kyi's lakeside villa, big crowds were gathered. Pool reports crowd could be heard chanting "Obama, freedom."— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) November 19, 2012
Well, what do ya know? NBC’s actually gonna cover the President’s speech at Yangoon Univ…
Tune into #msnbc, we'll be cutting in live to carry Pres. Obama's speech from Yangon university here in Myanmar. Starts in about 3-5 mins— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) November 19, 2012
@chucktodd For real? Al Jazeera is on it, for sure.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 19, 2012
MSNBC Live Streams here:
Can’t find msnbc stream but Al Jazeera is working just fine :)
Sorry, they changed the link structure…
from this URL http://blog.livenewschat.tv/politics/, click the link for RockinRoosters Political Chat.
The President is ON!!!
thanks so much bob!
wow–what a great speech! thanks for the link, bob–couldn’t find it anywhere else.
chuck todd on huffypuffy says they’ll cut in live for pbo’s talk in 3-5 min.
Too late. Al Jazeera, thankfully, is on it. Great speech, Susanne!
This is an outstanding speech!
President Obama is delivering an outstanding speech in Burma & thanks to Al Jazeera we can listen to it. US MSN – FAIL. cc @PressSec @vj44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 19, 2012
Video of PBO & Sec Clinton’s arrival in Myanmar
jeez louise. cspan is showing ron paul’s farewell speech. wtf??!!
The President is delivering an exceptional class in the civics of Democracy at Rangoon University, Burma. US MSN – asleep. cc @PressSec— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 19, 2012
what an amazing speech! i think i’d gotten so accustomed to pbo’s campaign speeches, i’d forgotten his depth, breadth, dynamism, subtlety, and warmth in speaking on topics of historic significance. i hope this will be broadcast again in daylight hours for americans to enjoy and appreciate.
If you want to watch on MSNBC:
from this URL http://blog.livenewschat.tv/politics/, click the link for RockinRoosters Political Chat
CNN is on here
Al Jazeera has cut their coverage of the speech as the President discusses his “4th pillar of democracy” – freedom from fear.
Switch to MSNBC here: http://blog.livenewschat.tv/politics/, click the link for RockinRoosters Political Chat
Thank you, dudette, just did … !!!
that one worked great–al jazeera cut him off before the end! hmmm–didn’t want that fourth pillar broadcast maybe?
Loving the speech!!
This is a VERY BRAVE SPEECH – he is definitely pushing a bunch of buttons – ‘on the ground’!
“Brave” is the right word for it.
"The most important office in a democracy is not the office of President but the office of CITIZEN" PBO Rangoon University 19 Nov 2012 @vj44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 19, 2012
OMG! lmao, he did the podium slap again. I thought he had preserved that for campaign events. ;-)
It appears he’s still fired up and ready to go! lol
What a fantastic speech! He has words that generate into peoples minds, powerful words that mean so much to so many people.
4 Pillars of Democracy
– Freedom of Expression
– Freedom of Religion
– Freedom from Want
– Freedom from Fear
i’m so grateful to everyone who worked so hard to ensure pbo’s re-election! the world needs him, we need him. thank heaven he can continue with his mission to improve the lives and prospects of everyone.
Wonderful speech! I loved that he referenced FDRs four freedoms, while showing his own knowledge of the challenges of sectarian violence and economic injustice in Myanmar. He made a point from his own life experience that diversity is strength, and not to be feared.
It was a brilliant speech. I’m glad that his speeches still stir me and everyone – we’re not jaded by his consistent brilliance. Each speech just reveals another level of courage, brains and hope.
he is a great president, and a great man. his success stems from his integrity, sincerity, and tenacity. he really does care about everyone, and he really does believe we can make a better world together.
Is it just me, or did it seem like the President was ad libbing quite a bit of the speech? It seemed like he veered off to explain certain aspects of the speech that might not have translated easily. I loved the speech. He wants to change the world, and make it better and more fair for those who should have power, but are being deprived of their power – or just don’t know that they actually do have the power to make a difference. And his aspirations are actually fairly basic – just a fair life in exchange for fair living – for all.
I was only able to catch the last 5 mins of his speech. Will have to save my judgment after seeing it tomorrow once some certain sleepyhead posts his full speech here. ;-)
You’ll love it – make sure you watch it. I’m half asleep, thinking of trying to wake up in four hours… But, I want to see President Obama take off for Cambodia. I’m going to be a mess in the morning…
How long before he takes off again?
Just went back and watched his arrival into Buma and I noticed the SS weren’t letting him off the plane very quickly. It seemed to take quite some time for he and Hilary to get out that door of AF1 and onto the tarmac.
I was just watching the arrival again, and it looks like we missed the departure. I have considered waiting for his arrival in Cambodia, but at some point, reason has to take over. It’s 1:14am… Getting up at 5am… Probably not a good idea to stay online much longer! :)
You are holding up well Theo…
You can’t see me… It’s not pretty! I stayed up all night last night watching the arrival in Thailand. And I’m still up now… Not pretty, at all.
lol, what time are u on there theo? You are a real trooper keeping us late people updated, ty for all your posts!
I’m in California – PST. Thanks for the compliment – I appreciate the late night company! :)
US President #Obama giving a speech at the Convocation Hall, Yangon University/Photo-AFP http://t.co/e97wsR4o— (@ElevenMyanmar) November 19, 2012
That was an amazing, historically profound speech. When he drew parallels to the struggles in Burma to how the U.S. also had decades of problems but arose from the flames and how if no progress had been made, he, an African-American would have been denied the right to vote because of the color of his skin. Chills.
It was absolutely fantastic wasn’t it UT..? I was watching and chatting with a german friend of mine who’s a university professor and he actually had his entire class watch too…breathtaking…
We have a truly spectacular President and a once in a generation leader…
May God continue to bless, protect, guide, guard, instruct and protect him always…
Great Speech! PBO never fails to deliver the right words for every occasion.
Breaking: Holy hell on wheels, Wolf Blitzer is in Isreal reporting like a brave soldier. :-/
He says there is a 50-50 chance of a cease fire.
Remarks made by Pres. Obama and Aung San Suu Kyi. There’s video available at the site.
Barack Obama met with Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi at her home in Myanmar on Monday, lauding her “courage and determination” during a historic visit to the once repressive and secretive country.
The first sitting U.S. president to visit Myanmar, Obama urged its leaders, who have embarked on a series of far-reaching political and economic reforms since 2011, not to extinguish the “flickers of progress that we have seen.”
“Here, through so many difficult years, is where she has displayed such unbreakable courage and determination,” Obama told reporters, while standing side by side with his fellow Nobel peace laureate. “It is here where she showed that human freedom and human dignity cannot be denied.”
Suu Kyi repeated her warnings that Burma’s opening up would be difficult.
“The most difficult time in any transition is when we think success is in sight, then we have to be very careful that we are not lured by a mirage of success and that we are working toward its genuine success for our people and friendship between our two countries,” she said.
As well as meeting Thein Sein and Suu Kyi, Obama delivered a speech at the University of Yangon, where he urged the country to continue with its “remarkable journey.”
“The flickers of progress that we have seen must not be extinguished,” Obama said. “Reforms launched from the top of society must meet the aspirations of citizens who form its foundation.”
“Obama fever” has gripped Yangon, with the street from the airport lined with crowds waving the stars and stripes, taking pictures and craning for a glimpse of the president.
WOW! Aung San Suu is a great great speaker! I wish her all the success.
Thanks UT for providing this link.
And now, I must be off to bed.
good night tods–and happy dreams!
In case you missed it: Pres. Obama’s and Aung San Suu Kyi’s full remarks. It begins at 1:58.
Wow, this is AMAZING! I’m so thrilled that PBO and HRC were able to make this trip together. This is a momentous first step for both our countries.
It’s almost like at the end she asks permission to kiss him??!! Soo, soo very sweet.
Found part one of Pres. Obama’s speech at Yangon University.
You are amazing ut. I am surprised that anyone is still up.
Morning night shift! How did it go? I’m here for an abbreviated stint; give me 20 mins to do a very brief run through or your records.
Good morning vc…hope you had a great sleep. It has been busy on TOD.
I love this explanation by Aung San Suu Kyi about why she calls it Burma and why should rightfully be called Burma.
Is it Burma or Myanmar?
Well, I think it’s up to you. I’ll explain why I use Burma. Burma was known as Burma since independence. Suddenly, after the military regime took over in 1988, one day, just like that, out of the blue, without so much as a by your leave from the people, they announced that Burma was going to be known as Myanmar in English from now on officially, and it would be Myanmar at the U.N. and so on. And the reason they gave is this, that Myanmar referred to all the peoples of this country whereas Burma, first of all, is a colonial name; and secondly, it had only to do with the ethnic Burmese.
To begin with, I object to a country’s name being changed without reference to the will of the people, without so much as the courtesy to ask the people what they might think of it. That of course is the sort of the thing only dictatorships do. So I object it to it on those grounds. And then secondly, it’s not true that Myanmar means all the ethnic peoples of Burma. I think it’s just the literary name for Burma, which is the ethnic Burmese [usage]. And thirdly, this business of colonial name, that it is a name imposed by the colonial power, I think that is the kind of reason which is based on xenophobia rooted in lack of self-confidence. Look at India, look at China, look at Japan. The biggest most powerful nations in Asia: none of the names are native to them. And look at Indonesia, look at the Philippines. So I think this is petty and narrow-minded. And some say it was because of astrological calculations, and that of course puts my back up entirely.
Wooooohoooooo! Found it. Pres. Obama’s full speech at University of Yangon.
Thank you, ut!
Thanks ut. Saw most of it but would like to watch the whole speech without interruption.
This is a must watch. Pres. Obama's historic speech at University of Yangon. #Burma. youtube.com/watch?v=tTAeJJ…— Nerdy Wonka (@utaustinliberal) November 19, 2012
Pres. Obama has arrived in Cambodia. The first U.S. President to visit.
This is major: Pres. @BarackObama announces that #Burma intends to join the Open Government Partnership by 2016: ow.ly/foHAL.— Raj Shah (@rajshah) November 19, 2012
When TOD is on a roll – and it is whenever the President travels – catching up is so very hard to do! I’m still not caught up yet, but big “THANK YOUs” to all TOD reporters who were on the job all night. I truly appreciate knowing I can always tap into the real US-World political news here.
Hiya UT, thanks for the motivation to find PBO’s entire Yangon Univ speech. It’s here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTAeJJnqhbo
Oops, took me so long to get through all the great info in the thread that I didn’t see UT’s update with the entire speech.
Just arrived in Cambodia after a fascinating and powerful day in Burma with President Obama— Dan Pfeiffer (@pfeiffer44) November 19, 2012
President Obama’s greatness knows no bounds. Another day in our momentous history to thank our good fortune for his visionary leadership.
Good morning, COS! With the time change and this trip, my sleep is soooo screwed up!
Obama's vote-total – 63.5M and rising – is now the highest ever for a president seeking reelection. @thenation @WeGotEd @edshow— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) November 19, 2012
This is so thrilling especially as I recall how some tried to prematurely suggest on election night before the West Coast votes had been counted, that President Obama winning just the electoral college wasn’t sufficient and meant the election was a ‘sham’…
I hope the updates are widely publicized so that the initial 50% – 49% screen shot from that night that seems to still drive a lot of the secessionist crowd and their ‘it was close’ meme, is debunked once and for all…
Here’s video of Pres Obama’s Burma speech
Dozens of political prisoners released in #Burma as President #Obama makes historic visit. Details soon bbc.in/QSkbhX— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) November 19, 2012
You know, the vast majority of People do not even know that the President is on a Trip, let alone a Trip to a critically important area that wants Democracy.
It ruins their meme that Democracy is Only established through ground forces and US military buildup.
Nope! Nada! Zilch! Zero! Nothing!
Benghazi, Susan Rice, US Security, changing talking points, misled People, Al Qaeda is strong, we need 5 million Troops in Libya now, etc.
Nada about Burma!
Get used to it, the Fiscal cliff and Foreign Affairs Rich entrenched folk, don’t want change- they want the same -old same- old. But, they do have John McCain? Right?
Don’t worry about it Jovie…
Just as we bypassed the media to get the vote out for President Obama, we will spread this around via e-mail, Facebook, twitter etc…
They can’t stop us and we mustn’t let them…
Tell me this is not a a joke: Rush Limbaugh Announces 2016 Candidacy for President p.ost.im/p/dArgpf via @freewoodpost #stoprush #p2— Captain Murdock (@CaptMurdock) November 19, 2012
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