The beautiful song that was played as Pres. Obama finished his inspiring speech
Wyclef Jean at his best
Zizi…thank you for the memories and introduction to Mi Casa
Layla! Wow! You go girl!
Oh my that first song!!!!! Thanks ut!
Oh here she is…..right back on top wearing her earned Bling….. Gold. Congrats.
This post from FayPax needs highlighting!
Agreed. No one reading here should pass this by. Must Read….and pass.
Thanks – it was very moving.
oh yah. that was awesome. here’s a tweet about it – she’s really giving us a call to action, yes?
THIS: a testimony about what is happening to voter rights in the US and what she does to stop it. theobamadiary.com/2013/06/30/cha…
thx FayPax— (@a4alice) June 30, 2013
Let me also add that there is no more excuse for apathy during local elections. EVERYBODY VOTE. EVEN IF IT’S FOR A DOGCATCHER!
Yes, yes, yes. Thank you yardarm. Voting has to become such a habit that people don’t even think about staying home on election day.
Moving on, without time to even grab my purse. Thanks Utal!
LOOK: Because racism is eradicated in the United States of America. That's why THIS: salon.com/2013/06/30/sun… When Privileged men pretend.— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) June 30, 2013
Wish I hadn’t read that. Now I have to go pray or have a drink or both.
Pres Obama in Nelson Mandela's prison cell on Robben Island http://t.co/pDIuc8aPHe— (@petesouza) June 30, 2013
Beautiful music on a Beautiful Sunday – thanks UT
Dear @GovernorPerry it's GOD: http://t.co/Fir7AoM4s7— Kimberly S. Brusk (@peaceforus4ever) June 30, 2013
I sent that off to Wendy Davis. She might enjoy it.
Wendy Davis was on all three Sunday shows.
If you watched, how did she do, Bill? I can’t bear to watch any of them, no matter the draw.
She did very well, calm and knows the issues. She is a force.
President Obama speech today- Audio
President Obama…. Why you have to be so Loveable. damn you…— Ina (@InaMaziarcz) June 30, 2013
LOL!, we know exactly what you mean Ina :D:
@DavidNakamura Chasing ghosts? BS! You obviously don't care shit abt economic growth promise of countries in Africa, the reason PBO is there— zizi2 (@zizii2) June 30, 2013
@DavidNakamura Since u failed spectacularly in ur pre-trip screed to tarnish #PBO for making Africa trip, u now resort to manufactured turd— zizi2 (@zizii2) June 30, 2013
@DavidNakamura read this piece abt the real Africa today, not ur tarzanesque ignorance, to understand PBO's trip. theobamadiary.com/2013/06/26/clu…— zizi2 (@zizii2) June 30, 2013
Best description I’ve seen today: *tarzanesque ignorance*
Well done, zizi. BBL.
whoa good pushback zizi!
Was Nakamura upset about President Obama’s trip to Europe? This attack on PBO’s trip to Africa seems racist to me. But maybe I’m being oversensitive. I subscribe to the WH. Shame on them for this.
See you guys, later … but first:
@stefsstuff That's the best sweet-and-simple advice I've seen given to these guys: "Mind your own business." @davidgregory— (@JOBoomr) June 30, 2013
Zizi, thanks for telling that jerk the truth!
@DavidNakamura @WaPo did u ever hve a WORTHY hero when u were in college? #PBO's reveres Pres #Mandela for his ability to luv those who hate— zizi2 (@zizii2) June 30, 2013
I would be willing to bet that none of us here at TOD can watch that version of Asimbonanga with Nelson Mandela beginning to end without sobbing. And I’m not talking about a stray tear down your cheek.
It is probably also a safe bet that we all wish for all of the Obama family to reach the age of mr. Mandela.
And be dancing. though the oldest of us here will not be around to see this.
though the oldest of us here will not be around to see this.
We will witness from above….
Yes, indeed Layla. What a beautiful time that will be to have all of our beautiful spirits in his space knowing that we were a part of such a brilliant President’s election and re-election, thus being so instrumental in assisting him in moving this country FORWARD. HZ
I will look away and it will hit the magic number.
Time for some comic relief, eh?
HOW TO INSTALL A SOUTHERN HOME SECURITY SYSTEM
1. Go to the Goodwill and buy a pair of size 14-16 men’s work boots.
2. Place them on your front porch, along with a copy of Guns and Ammo Magazine.
3. Put four giant dog dishes next to the boots and magazines.
4. Leave a note that reads….
Me and Marcel, Donnie Ray and Jimmy Earl went for more ammo. Back in an hour. Don’t mess with the pit bulls. They got the mailman this morning and messed him up bad. I don’t think Killer took part, but it was hard to tell from all the blood. Anyway, I locked all four of ‘em in the house. Better wait outside till we come home.
Be right back, Cooter
LOL!!! That is PERFECT!!
I’m going to do that! Someone came on my porch – actually held my gate open with a brick while they stole my weed eater.. since then I keep lights on downstairs all night.. but I do like that idea
Just a little part of the Video at U of SA, Cape Town….PBO
have previously heard the story of PBO and his Anti-Apartheid activism while he was a student at Occidental College. I wish someone had taped that back then
Here is a short video of people talking about him when he was at Occidental……He got involved in his second year there.
( I always refer to this when trying find info on him ) I found the video link on page 2.
I suppose it would have been nice. But then again…..I am not sure….for had he said something….that could have been manipulated….I am sorry like the Media And the righties used the Rev Jeremiah Wright’s sermons and sliced it to mean what he was not saying. Then looped it endlessly to further their othering. Look at what they did with the Birth Certificate released in 2008. Yet in 2011, another one was released.
A bit more longer tape from Cape Town….Here’s POTUS
Memo From GOD
I am God.
Today I will be handling all of your problems.
Please remember that I do not need your help.
If life happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle,
do not attempt to resolve it.
Kindly put it in the SFGTD (something for God to do) box.
It will be addressed in My time, not yours.
Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold on to it.
1.If you find yourself stuck in traffic, don’t despair.
There are people in this world for whom driving is an unheard of privilege.
2.Should you have a bad day at work, think of the man who has been out of work for years.
3.Should you despair over a relationship gone bad, think of the person who has never known what it’s like to love and be loved in return.
4.Should you grieve the passing of another weekend, think of the woman in dire straits, working twelve hours a day, seven days a week to feed her children.
5.Should your car break down, leaving you miles away from assistance, think of the paraplegic who would love the opportunity to take that walk.
6.Should you notice a new gray hair in the mirror, think of the cancer patient in chemotherapy who wishes she had hair to examine.
7.Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering what is life all about, asking “What is my purpose?”, be thankful. There are those who didn’t live long enough to get the opportunity.
8.Should you find yourself the victim of other people’s bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities, remember, things could be worse. You could be them!!!
okay blog tyrants, you are “guilty” of keeping me away from doing things that have tonight as a deadline – huge thanks for your “compliance”
Thank GOD you have options, eh?
yep! have to assign blame elsewhere – learned from the gop
A real woman is a man’s best friend.
She will never stand him up and never let him down.
She will reassure him when he feels insecure and comfort him after a bad day.
She will inspire him to do things he never thought he could do;
to live without fear and forget regret.
She will enable him to express his deepest emotions and give in to his most intimate desires.
She will make sure he always feels as though he’s the most handsome man in the room and will enable him to be the most confident, sexy, seductive, and invincible….
No, wait. Sorry.
I’m thinking of whiskey. It’s whiskey that does all that shit.
The Accident Report
I am writing in response to your request for additional information. In block number 3 of the accident reporting form, I put “trying to do the job alone” as the cause of my accident. You said in your letter that I should explain more fully, and I trust that the following details will be sufficient:
I am a bricklayer by trade. On the day of the accident, I was working alone on the roof of a new six-story building. When I completed my work, I discovered that I had about 500 pounds of brick left over. Rather than carry the bricks down by hand, I decided to lower them in a barrel by using a pulley which, fortunately, was attached to the side of the building, at the sixth floor.
Securing the rope at ground level, I went up to the roof, swung the barrel out, and loaded the brick into it. Then I went back to the ground and untied the rope, holding it tightly to insure a slow descent of the 500 pounds of bricks. You will note in block number 11 of the accident reporting form that I weigh 135 pounds.
Due to my surprise of being jerked off the ground so suddenly, I lost my presence of mind and forgot to let go of the rope. Needless to say, I proceeded at a rather rapid rate up the side of the building.
In the vicinity of the third floor, I met the barrel coming down. This explains the fractured skull and broken collar bone.
Slowed only slightly, I continued my rapid ascent, not stopping until the fingers of my right hand were two knuckles deep into the pulley. Fortunately, by this time, I had regained my presence of mind and was able to hold tightly to the rope in spite of my pain.
At approximately the same time, however, the barrel of bricks hit the ground and the bottom fell out of the barrel. Devoid of the weight of the bricks, the barrel now weighed approximately fifty pounds.
I refer you again to my weight in the block number 11. As you might imagine, I began a rapid descent down the side of the building. In the vicinity of the third floor, I met the barrel coming up. This accounts for the two fractured ankles and the lacerations of my legs and lower body.
The encounter with the barrel slowed me enough to lessen my injuries when I fell onto the pile of bricks and, fortunately, only three vertebrae were cracked.
I am sorry to report, however, that as I lay there on the bricks in pain, unable to stand, and watching the empty barrel six stories above me….I again lost my presence of mind….
I let go of the rope……………..
10 Little Known Facts About our President (photo gallery)
I knew some of these, but not all of them (surprises for me: the beer & the chili).
I’m sure many of my TOD tribe could add hundreds more to this list.
Thanks D, I love “the fragility of life” one
#3 is the best one! Very sad it didn’t happen.
I do remember FLOTUS talking about how POTUS can cook some good chilli.
Doesn’t like ice cream?!! Now that’s a scandal.
Kinda makes me sad, but then I realize “hey, more for me”
I know I’m a little biased here, but I do love, love African music. Oh, tears in my eyes when I listened to Vulindlela, Brenda Fassie was the greatest. We Africans will always miss her voice. Thanks, Chips and UT for taking us on this lovely African trip.
Where is the next stop for the Obama family? And when do they leave for their next stop? I still wish they were able to go on that safari, but they weren’t.
They’re in Tanzania tomorrow Anniebella, back in DC on Wednesday.
Chips had posted this detail on an earlier thread, so I just copied and pasted it here – thanks Chips!
The Week Ahead:
Monday: The President and the First Family will travel to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, where they will be hosted by President Jakaya Kikwete and First Lady Salma Kikwete. The President will participate in a CEO roundtable and will attend a formal state dinner in the evening. The President and the First Family will remain overnight in Tanzania.
Tuesday: The President will attend a meet and greet with U.S. Embassy personnel. He will then participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the 1998 Embassy Bombing Memorial. Later that morning, he will witness a “Soccket” Ball demonstration at the Ubungo Plaza – Symbion Power Plant. Following the demonstration, he will tour the plant and deliver remarks. In the afternoon, the First Family will depart Tanzania en route Washington, DC.
Wednesday: The President has no public events scheduled.
Thursday: The President and the First Lady will celebrate the Fourth of July by hosting military heroes and their families for an Independence Day celebration with a barbeque, concert and a view of fireworks on the South Lawn.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: The President and First Family will be at Camp David. On Sunday, they will return to Washington, DC.
Hopefruit2, if I am not mistaken FLOTUS will be at some event with Laura Bush. I’m not sure what it is, but maybe someone can fine out something about it.
I will look and see if I can fine out what it is.
Johnny Clegg (w/ Madiba) ~ Asimbonanga: youtu.be/BGS7SpI7obY // song played today as #PBO finished his speech in Cape Town— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) June 30, 2013
I LOST IT! WHERE’S ME SWAB?
"@TuxcedoCat If facts mattered to Republicans… http://t.co/s0uVMq8kRp— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) June 29, 2013
This needs to be re-tweeted to the max.
@studentloannet rates go up on Monday, and the Republicans want to blame @BarackObama
Bc, the @GOP wants 2 piss off the young voters…— Apollo1312 (@Jovie141) June 30, 2013
Course it’s Obama’s fault, everything bad is his fault according to those right wing racists nuts.
San Francisco is pretty crazy today. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it quite this festive. There are parties everywhere you go. My neighborhood in the north is humming!!
Happy pride! #sfpride http://t.co/Ti6DDcdBqI— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 30, 2013
Your next Governor perhaps?
I heard that the ex-mayor wants that job but his poll numbers are low. I would prefer Kamala Harris over Villeragosa (sp).
The good people of SF should party as much as they possibly can…”It’s been a lonnnnnnnng time comin…”
Future President perhaps?
There you go!!!!!! For some reason I think PBO has this in the works!
I had No clue that those behind POTUS today were standing. I was on the computer the speech was playing in the background.
MI CASA ~ La Vida: youtu.be/fmJtZa7HB60 // #goodmusic— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) June 30, 2013
Yes, Barack Obama http://t.co/qKVSfpDaDV— chuck clarkson (@ClarksonChuck) May 19, 2013
Oh I LOVE this. SO true !!!
Just so you know, I'm not the least bit ashamed that Wendy Davis is from TX.— Natalie Maines (@1NatalieMaines) June 29, 2013
Bam! Loved that Dudette.
I don’t know if you all have read about this but I just saw a tweet that Chris Kluwe was the Grand Marshall of the Mpls Pride parade today. Kluwe, who was with the Vikings for 8 yrs is a staunch defender of equal rights and I saw this video of his appearance on Conan last week where he talked about the letter he wrote to a Maryland legislator. Great stuff.
Awesome awesome Letter he wrote that got published in Deadspin
@Lompemann @TPM These people will stoop to any depths really. Geez I can't wait til they are booted out of office.— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) June 28, 2013
And unfortunately, the NFL complied with the GOP. Sad.
Why separation of church and state is so important–and liberals insist on it http://t.co/okORETMomG— ProgressiveHelp, PhD (@CallOut4) June 28, 2013
This cannot be shared, tweeted, posted enough!
"@CallOut4: This is golden. Just golden. GOP, let go of your fear! Let us progress. twitpic.com/czkl94 via @nonnydee"— Kyle (@crypticedge) June 30, 2013
New post – soon-ish!
Don’t forget you’ve gotta drop mic! LOL!
Huh? What? Help?
POTUS listen to a young guy rapping, and FLOTUS listen to a young girl singing the song POTUS and FLOTUS dance to 2009 “At Last”.
That’s what POTUS said to the rapper. Right after the kid missed the fist bump from POTUS.
Our POTUS and FLOTUS being judges on Africa Got Talent, how about that.
saw that – excellent exchange between POTUS & the kid. wish kid had seen PBO’s fist bump!
loved, loved, loved this!!!
R.I.P. – ‘Enter the Dragon’ Star Jim Kelly Dies at 67 bit.ly/17wyYn9— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) June 30, 2013
RIP Jim Kelly #Enter The Dragon #3The Hard Way #Black Belt Jones. Kicked much ass, never messed up his Fro!!!— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) June 30, 2013
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