The one and only @PeteSouza
Orale vatos y vatas!
And to all a goodnight! God Bless us, Everyone!
All right, gentle souls, I’m off for the evening. Missus and I both have early mornings tomorrow. Chin chin!
Night LL, and thank you again for your beautiful post today.
Oh my ….
youtube.com/watch?v=28uYFL… it is ON like Donkey Kong! @paulmccartney invites all to the #euromaidan #kyiv #ukraine #humanrights #occupy #Sunday— Motria Caudill (@motinka) December 07, 2013
Oh yes ….
if #yanukovich dumb enough to sign into trade union with #russia today (as rumoured theguardian.com/world/2013/dec…) #euromaidan getting serious.— Myzmak (@myzmak) December 07, 2013
This will not end well for either Yanukovych or Putin …
you've got to be kidding me #ukraine #euromaidan
globalpost.com/dispatch/news/…— Larysa Lewyckyj (@LarysaLewyckyj) December 07, 2013
Loading up with media colleagues for helicopter ride to #DMZ w/@vp @joebiden #bideninasia http://t.co/HJghd4K8UK— Steve Clemons (@SCClemons) December 07, 2013
On President Mandela – more learn to learn
Charles Ogletree Talks Fighting For Mandela’s Freedom newsone.com/2802902/charle…— ReAL TaLk (@MsNatTurner) December 07, 2013
Thanks for that link, Linda.
States & Plutocrats whose objective is INEQUALITY are the enemy of humanity – in the 21st Century and since our ancestors began migrating from the Serengeti Plain.
We, Americans, must lead the way in defeating, comprehensively, any adherent of INEQUALITY.
If we do so, we truly will be the beacon, the promise, the reality that America espouses in its words and in many of its actions and sacrifices.
@OFA Those whose objective is INEQUALITY are the enemy of humanity. In 2014, We the People must defeat ALL who espouse INEQUALITY. #YesWeCan— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) December 07, 2013
Yes We Can
…. time to prepare some dinner … rest well or welcome to a new day, dear TODers, depending on your time zone
I don’t know if someone pointed to this tribute to President Mandela written by the journalist Mr. Michael Cottman who is also writes regular columns for Black America Web and The Tom Joyner Morning Show.
It is a short and highly personal article.
Mr. Cottman has met both President Mandela and President Obama and he his words reinforce what many of us commented on already – the similarities between these two great men!
He puts down his thoughts succinctly (especially the paragraph that I quote at last ):
“ COMMENTARY: Nelson Mandela: A Humble Statesman With a Quiet Power “
“Í met Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 14, 1991.
We met one year after Mandela was released from serving 27 years in prison for attempting to overthrow a cruel government that practiced widespread apartheid, physical abuse and racial discrimination against South Africa’s black citizens.
As a journalist, I traveled to South Africa in 1991 with New York Mayor David Dinkins, who became friends with Mandela, and I wrote about their budding relationship and Mandela’s strong leadership of the African National Congress, the black activist organization that eventually stamped out apartheid in South Africa.
At an event for Dinkins, Mandela looked thin for his 6-foot frame, but he was healthy, gregarious, and stately – and his mind was sharp and focused as he spoke passionately about black children who are sick from hunger while also calling for racial reconciliation among South Africa’s black and white citizens. He was more like a king than politician, more regal than calculating.
With dignity and grace, Mandela always seemed to put the needs of his people above his own.
And what’s more, after covering many hard-nosed politicians over the years, Mandela offered a rare and refreshing quality: he was humble.
“I am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela’s life,” President Barack Obama said Thursday at the White House.
“My very first political action, the first thing I ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics, was a protest against apartheid,” Obama said. “I studied his words and his writings. The day that he was released from prison gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they’re guided by their hopes and not by their fears. And like so many around the globe, I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that Nelson Mandela set, and so long as I live I will do what I can to learn from him.”
Today, I cover the White House. And after meeting Mandela and Obama, speaking with both men and shaking hands with both men, I can’t help reflecting on the uncanny similarities between the two world leaders: Both men were rooted in community activism and social justice; both are tall and lean; both men are soft-spoken and would prefer diplomacy as a means to resolve conflict; both men are well-read and students of history; both men have talked openly about their faith; and both men overcame improbable racial obstacles to become the first black presidents of their nations.
—-more paragraphs to follow
For the full article please see this link:
Both men also love children and children love them. They also both respect women. The sign of a true man.
Now you see me. Sweet dreams, everyone! Now you don’t.
Late night trivia TOD: A Bitcoin for the winner!!!! Or a puppy to for Danny….. Who is the famous person in this photo from today?
LP, I give up. Who’s famous in the pic?
Not gonna let you off that easy, Gail….. think outside the box.
Is it Iranian President Rouhani?
AND THE WINNER IS>>>>>>>> JUDITH Hipster-skiing-Iranian President Rouhani, it is…. DING DING DING.
How cool is that?
Very cool! The headgear is different, but the face is the same. I have high hopes for a new peace being forged in the Middle East thanks to President Obama, SOS Kerry, and a few open-minded citizens of those countries sick of strife.
Couldn’t reply below to your question….I bought some as a joke/bet in Vegas 2 years ago…… and what do you know they were worth 1000 bucks a piece, until they plunged 20+% today ( http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/06/bitcoin-value-loses-its-mind-as-trading-lags-on-the-mt-gox-exchange/ ). But I got 10 Bitcoins for like a dollar!!! There are actually Bitcoin ATM’s now… many retailers (Somebody bought a Telsa in California today with Bitcoins http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-06/bitcoin-meets-tesla-in-california-dealership-model-s-transaction.html ) who want younger demographic customers accept them, and you buy/cash/sell them on exchanges. http://bitcoin.org/en/
Well congrats to Dudette & Judith. With me & J`OB receiving honorable mention.
I must say good nite y`all.
LP, is it the gentleman with the longer beard on the left?
Lotta good it does me, because although I recognize the face, I can’t place him. Still trying …
You have solved half the mystery……. patience grasshopper.
It’s either Frankie Beverly or Fidel Castro
Does not reside in the Southern Hemisphere…..
Oh now youse want to give me a vowel !
Just cheat and refresh your page…….. we have a winner!!
Ha. Grasshopper. Yeah, now I’m thinking:
1. I should “get a life” – since, the longer I stare at the image, all four in that cluster of gentlemen, including famous guy, are starting to look like long-lost brothers o’mine
2. Quit thinking you’re going to say it’s Baghdad Bob or something as a cruelty, while lulling me into a grasshopper meditation pit
3. I should “get a life”
LOL……..Baghdad Bob!!!! The person has been very relevant in the past 2 months…. i.e. is alive, and of course at this point in the evening we should all “get a life”
Actually, “get a life” reminds me of one of my fondest takedowns of a RWNJ on twitter (here, I proceed to pat myself on the back) … he or she told me to “get a life” and I wrote back something like “you’re arguing back and forth with a great grandmother on twitter on a Friday night and I should get a life?”
Hee hee hee – I only “pull out” that great grandmother stuff, when it’s absolutely required!
To put you out of your misery……. Judith has won the contest……….. Iranian President Rouhani!!!
Actually, Dudette gave me the big clue aka answer, so my personal congrats to her and Judith!
LP, do you actually have access to a bitcoin, and what would one do with it? Maybe Danny needs a girlfriend!
2. The past tense of run
Oh, okay. I see what you did there, but I’m too tired to go look at photos to come up with the famous person’s name.
Me too. I’ll be sleep before the name is revealed.
LP, who is he!
Dudette gave me a clue (meaning she wins the trivia contest) and I guessed a name … we’ll have to see if LP confirms before we’re both “out like a light” !!
OMG! Just say it’s their President.
Rouhani is his name, by the way. [Yes, I'm that annoying kid from class!]
Annoying u say?
Okay, I peeked, maybe Hassan Rouhani in a ball cap?
Put your hand down and quit holding your elbow up with your other hand. You’re disturbing the other “students.” Ha!
Good thing I didn’t want no bitcoin or a toy for Danny
Actually, LP mentioned a “to” for Danny, but, as always, you are kinder than I.
J, you crack me up!
I wish there is a way the Ukraine (euromaidan) protestors could organize with the opposition in Russia so that they hold simultaneous massive street rallies in both countries;
may be then putin could pay more attention to dealing with the Russian citizens instead of the people of Ukraine
Just like AMK, always comes in sloppy seconds on new threads……… he should expect the same result here:
NASA's MAVEN races India's MOM to Mars cir.ca/news/future-ma…— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) December 04, 2013
But we did it at a tenth of your cost, 69M to 679M. Ha. Take that.
But our Mars rover has a twitter account ………USA for the WIN!!!!
If #science is @MerriamWebster's #WOTY, and @OED's is #selfie, then science selfies win, right? http://t.co/ZQ4X7iA8Vt— Curiosity Rover (@MarsCuriosity) December 05, 2013
Ha! I like that — nasassistic!
Dudette, I saw this and saved it for the next time I caught you lurking…….Amazing solar eclipse seen from space!
Hey, I love those too. . .
Ahhhh, Carol. Didn’t see you were here………. Aurora lights from space
Thanks for both of these LP!
Norther Lights……… for you encouraging me
Ah, thanks LP. I am a lurker these days. And a frozen lurker.
You know how I love those Aurora lights. my Scandinavian side.
Aurora Borealis, near Eggum Norway
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
All GORGEOUS! Weeeeeeee!
For the crème de la crème……….. Milkey Way and Norther LIghts together!
Veldig vakker Aurora Borealis i Norge.
I like you. You’re nice!
I wouldn’t recommend going there, but somebody R/Td this guy in my timeline … haters everywhere! Once in a while, it’s worth it to see the bile that’s out there, just to keep up, but I’m off to block this animal and the R/Ter.
@ Obamas Amerika
I suggest you block the teaparty twits after you post this toon to them.
I’ll keep it handy!
Poor Trolls, they got a bad rap when the blogosphere took off. I have one that said “I love you this much” with outstretched arms. My fiancé gave it too. We exchange top dollar gifts. He got one too.
Picture here that for some reason reminds me of Ms Chips word view of football
Also gives some interesting rankings for group B
Spain 1, Netherlands 9, Chile 15, Australia 59 – mmmm – wonder who will be 4th in that group.
Ola! Dudette! Love Manu. My fav CD is his Wakafrica collaboration.
Today’s Tech Tip.
Have you ever accidently closed out of a tab in your Internet browser that you were getting ready to read?
Simply press Ctrl+Shift+T to re-open it.
Today's Tech Tip: Want to see the previously closed tabs? Simply press Ctrl+Shift+T repeatedly to re-open them one after another.— (@amk4obama) December 07, 2013
Yeah. That doesn’t work.
Since the National Christmas Tree was lit tonight, MST, by our Pres. Obama, Mele Kalikimaka !
How did you find that? I think I spent an hour looking for it. It’s probably the one that won’t play on my iPad. There are Hawaiian dance instructions for everyone that has needed a naughty mat. We could learn it by Christmas while the First Family is in Hawaii.
Aww, you can’t see it. Sorry. I’ll go find another one.
I can see it on TOD. I found other versions. Thought Bette Middlers was funny and tweeted it. She is from Hawaii I think.
Oh, I didn’t realize you could see it here! Okay!
Just not on you tube were I was looking or on iTunes. Maybe a Amazon.
Okay here’s another one with even more shimmy-shakin’
You’re so sweet. Thank you.
Oh good. If I had to bring in another one, it was gonna feel like the movie Groundhog Day around here!
Love that movie, “You don’t know me” by Ray Charles if I remember right while they were dancing on the gazebo one night.
Bing Crosby with the Andrew Sisters.
Goodnight, TODland! Sweet dreams.
‘Night J! Sleep well!
‘Night all. Have a great weekend!
In case you wonder how crucial Twitter (and other social media modalities are) ….
… reality. WE are and MUST BE the Media and do whatever it takes to maintain internet connectivity – otherwise, we’re looking a global, brutal plutocratic control of the vast majority of humanity.
Humanity will not dig it and that leads to the first ever global revolution.
That is the reality we must do everything possible to prevent, because if it happens the likelihood of Homo sapiens becoming extinct is 99.99999%.
Our banner must be #EquitableOpportunity, our ethios & unrelenting dedication must be ensuring #EquitableOpportunity.
Inspired by #PBO, Mandela & @Pontifex Our banner, ethos & unrelenting commitment must be #EquitableOpportunity. cc @VP @FLOTUS @vj44 @OFA— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) December 07, 2013
WE ARE THE ONES who must deliver.
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition The Great Gate of Kiev: youtu.be/eudSW4cM7qs via @youtube #Euromaidan #Kyiv #Ukraine #Ukrainia #Kiev— Father O'Blivion (@FroodyWisco) December 07, 2013
… time for some rest …. let’s all shape a better tomorrow, every tomorrow, for those yet to open their eyes to their first today … if that were the solemn commitment of each person, humanity will not become extinct until the sun quits awakening our planet each day.
Let’s shape a better tomorrow, every tomorrow, for those yet to open their eyes to their first today. #YesWECan cc @OFA @VP @FLOTUS @vj44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) December 07, 2013
Yes WE Can
MELTDOWN: BITCOIN CRASHES TO $576 -> bit.ly/1geEvp2 #tech— Tech Updates (@TechUpdatesNet) December 07, 2013
Mooooooooorning Early Birds!
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