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Tuesday in South Africa, Part 2

@RobertAlai

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12:05 AM EST: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive in Johannesburg

4:0 AM EST: Attend memorial service for Nelson Mandela

1:05 PM EST: Depart Johannesburg

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The Nelson Mandela Memorial Service begins at 11:0 local time, 4:0 AM US EST

Live streaming here:

And here:

Also at White House Live


109 Responses to “Tuesday in South Africa, Part 2”


  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    December 9, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Hey!

  2. 14 vcprezofan2
    December 9, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Sorry, but I AM going. BBL

  3. December 9, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    So, sleepy head Ms VC, made it through the door, first, yet again :)

  4. December 9, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Please let the DOJ know that you are not pleased with stolen US Property being sold and, thereby, traitors profiteering.

    As noted in the previous thread, I have zero doubt that AG Holder and others are on the case and, as noted previously, it would not surprise me if Grand Jury indictments of Snowden, Greenwald & Poitras weren’t already under seal. Brazil is no shield for Greenwald if the the DOJ requests extradition.

    #TrustBarack

    bbl …. time to prepare some dinner …. once again, LL, much gratitude to your wife for the care she is providing to the ill!

  5. December 9, 2013 at 11:18 pm

  6. 33 hopefruit2
    December 9, 2013 at 11:20 pm

  7. December 9, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    And tonight’s menu:

    Dry-rubbed roasted pork loin
    Steamed snap peas and carrots, tossed in sesame oil, soy sauce, and seasoned pepper.

  8. 36 hopefruit2
    December 9, 2013 at 11:21 pm

  9. 37 hopefruit2
    December 9, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    He’s been tweeting about that single topic – the Autopen for the last THREE hrs!

    • December 9, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    • 39 MightyPamela
      December 9, 2013 at 11:31 pm

      Can he not shut up, just this once? Or, at the very least, can we not see his deep concern for all things which really matter on this fragile planet at this fragile time?

    • 40 vcprezofan2
      December 9, 2013 at 11:34 pm

      Nothing in the content/quality of any of Mark’s tweets that I have read suggests that he has covered the presidency of more than one president or has won awards. That grand writeup on his accomplishments that was shared earlier, on what was it really built? Ugh!

    • December 10, 2013 at 1:20 am

      Every time there are pictures of bill signings the President is signing in person with many pens to give away in honor of the signings so WTF is Knoller even talking about? Maybe the use of the auto pen to sign his Xmas cards?

  10. 42 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    December 9, 2013 at 11:27 pm

  11. 43 dotster3
    December 9, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Knoller is concern tweeting about use of auto pen. He’s bored with no golf games to count.

  12. 45 vcprezofan2
    December 9, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Later, dudes and dudettes!

  13. 50 CEB
    December 9, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Hi everybody. Will re-join you at 4:00 am EST for Madiba’s home-going memorial.

  14. 51 mtmarilyn
    December 10, 2013 at 12:01 am

    I am going to set my droid for 2 am and see if I can get it on my White House app. That way I can stay in bed. I know Chips will have a video during the day. Good night TODbots.

    • 52 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      December 10, 2013 at 12:07 am

      I’m in bed with laptop, however, will get up at 3:30 and go downstairs for service; otherwise, the laptop/tv will watch me sleep…

  15. December 10, 2013 at 12:02 am

    The crowd is in a jubilant mood

    • 54 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      December 10, 2013 at 12:05 am

      Yes, they are! Glad livestream is up, will probably fall asleep watching, however, have alarm set for 3:30 am.

  16. December 10, 2013 at 12:09 am

    I’m not seeing anything on any of the above links. Is it me?

  17. 59 dotster3
    December 10, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Is he kidding, or is this for real? Eeeeek.

  18. 61 globalcitizenlinda
    December 10, 2013 at 12:13 am

    which link is streaming the AF1 arrival? I am mixed up!

  19. 65 JER
    December 10, 2013 at 12:13 am

  20. 68 hopefruit2
    December 10, 2013 at 12:17 am

  21. December 10, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Wow, click that CBS link in post, beautiful, crowds singing and dancing in celebration of Madiba

  22. December 10, 2013 at 12:19 am

    is there a live stream of PBO’s arrival…dang…did I miss it

  23. 77 yardarm756
    December 10, 2013 at 12:21 am

    I hope the security is real tight!

  24. 82 JER
    December 10, 2013 at 12:21 am

    /large

  25. 83 globalcitizenlinda
    December 10, 2013 at 12:24 am

    dressed in my full traditional African outfit (yes even the head piece) and getting ready to mourn and celebrate a great life;

    images from SA remind me of any home-going/funeral at home – you dance, cry, sing (and if not in stadium, you drink and eat a lot)

  26. 84 hopefruit2
    December 10, 2013 at 12:25 am

  27. December 10, 2013 at 12:25 am

  28. 86 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    December 10, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Awwwwwwwww, I missed the landing. Ran down to the kitchen to setup/program the coffee pot…

  29. 91 JER
    December 10, 2013 at 12:31 am

  30. 93 Dudette
    December 10, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Christmas Day 2013 — Expect packed theatres

    Bet you don’t recognize Naomi Harris (the beautiful young woman playing Winnie Mandela) from her other major movie role…
    “Tia Dalma” the witch/priestess from the Pirates of the Carribean series

  31. 94 globalcitizenlinda
    December 10, 2013 at 12:37 am

    snow falling outside & coverage of Pres. Mandela’s funeral are more than enough reasons to call off work tomorrow (oops today already);

    good thing the boss started the week with a nasty threats so I can now assume my “sick voice” to call off without feeling much guilt;

    I have plenty of emotions to work through in the next hours and days so sorry “dear boss”

  32. 95 JER
    December 10, 2013 at 12:42 am

  33. December 10, 2013 at 12:43 am

  34. 97 jacquelineoboomer
    December 10, 2013 at 12:43 am

    God bless President and Mrs. Obama, and all attendees. I know the family will receive comfort from the global response to their loved one’s passing. This is going to be very moving. RIP.

    • 98 yardarm756
      December 10, 2013 at 1:42 am

      I wouldn’t be surprised if some world business got done today…..Say between Cuba and the US maybe.

      • 99 jacquelineoboomer
        December 10, 2013 at 1:45 am

        That just gave me chills – here “in the time of Obama.” Yes, sir, you might have called it. We know President Obama never wastes a moment.

        • 100 yardarm756
          December 10, 2013 at 1:48 am

          I’m just sayin’!

          • 101 jacquelineoboomer
            December 10, 2013 at 1:49 am

            Maybe it’s the glorious music on the livestream that’s inspirin’ you! Sounds like hope to me.

            • 102 yardarm756
              December 10, 2013 at 1:58 am

              It’s like many of the church funerals I’ve witnessed in the inner-city.

              • 103 jacquelineoboomer
                December 10, 2013 at 2:09 am

                I’ve only been to one similar to what you’re describing, in my lifetime. Beautiful to witness and be a small part of …

                Tears flowing already? I’m just about at that point. Gonna be a long night. Not sure if I’ll make it, but I’m trying!

                • 104 yardarm756
                  December 10, 2013 at 2:42 am

                  Don’t cry. Rejoice. He no longer has to put up with the agony and b.s. His spirit is truly free.

                  • 105 jacquelineoboomer
                    December 10, 2013 at 8:10 am

                    Well said, of course. I do rejoice for him, and I’ve learned personally not to fear the “final” freedom of death. My tears flow from remembrance, thinking of all he had to endure. What a fine man he was. What a fine man he will remain.

  35. 107 JER
    December 10, 2013 at 12:44 am

  36. 109 jacquelineoboomer
    December 10, 2013 at 1:22 am

    Already I’m sick of our media tonight. Tuned in to CNN and Anderson Cooper – to fill up time – is more interested in how the Bush, Clinton, Carter, and Obama families are getting along than the reason they are going.


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