A South African girl, held by her mother, kisses a statue of former president Nelson Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg, Dec. 9 (Twitter)
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
The Nelson Mandela Memorial Service begins at 11:0 local time, 4:0 AM US EST
Live streaming here:
Also at White House Live
Hoping the service will be shown everywhere, uninterrupted, but in case it’s not, try the links above.
I’m ready already!
Before I fall asleep.
Congrats on 1st, VC!!
And, before you fall asleep Pummel this dude …
@SpeakerBoehner you give BILLIONS in subsidies to those who don't need it & won't speak to @fast4families. cc @DCCC http://t.co/QqjvimpxFw— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) December 10, 2013
Yes We Can
No way I’m wasting energy on that fraud, Bobfr.
@Our4thEstate @dccc: Maybe @SpeakerBoehner would speak 2 @fast4families if they offered him a speaker's fee? #GOPs love $$ in their coffers— Vick C. (@sonamie) December 10, 2013
@sonamie Without doubt, if someone is handing out cash to yack @SpeakerBoehner would be all over it. cc @fast4families @NancyPelosi @DCCC— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) December 10, 2013
He’s got to have a glass of Merlot too.
I’d like to wipe that smirk right off of Boehner’s face.
JOB, all we have to do is flip 17 House seats and watch his face as Nancy reclaims the gavel. I guarantee he won’t be smirking.
It’ll be the first time I’ll actually “enjoy” seeing him cry!
It MUST happen!
Set your alarm, VC. You don’t want to miss this.
If I ever used an alarm, Theo, I’d be hopelessly befuddled for hours! I’m pretty sure I’ll wake up in one of my ‘preset ‘ internal alarm periods in time to catch most of it live.
Better get your son to wake you up, VC – I’m not sure I trust your internal alarm as much as you do… sorry…
O ye of little faith.
Looks like the rest of you have already gone to take your pre-arrival naps!
naah, just took a break from work to get a glass of wine and found you well inside the TOD living room
Wine? Won’t that put you to bed faster than you want? You don’t want to be too relaxed during the memorial, especially so ‘late’ at night.
VC, wine is food for me and a couple of glasses over the next several hours will just give me the energy necessary to keep going through the pile of work in front of me
Wine giving energy is a new concept for me, Bobfr. Maybe I should try it one of these days.
I am rediscovering the benefits of a small glass in the evening, now that I am (unofficially) retired! VC, perhaps there is muck to consider in the sage advice of our bobfr! What time do those of us in the western regions need ot prepare for?
Hang on, I’m on the wrong thred, aren’t I? VC, maybe I should take back those words about wine!! :oop:
You’re in the right place, MP. Also Bobfr said his time for the memorial service is 1am and I believe he’s in your neck of the woods.
Oh, dear, seems wine has it’s own language in this reply, complete with loaded typos! Or are they?? Ha, party starting early, it will be happening around the entire world! Whoa.
BTW, MP, Happy Birthday a few hours early and cheers!!!
MP, the rumor is your having a birthday tomorrow. So, happy birthday eve. The wine is a great idea. Start now and continue through your birthday! Hope you’re loving your new place.
Here, here. I’m joining you in a glass of wine. *Cheers*
Too good an excuse opportunity to pass up, I see.
You know me well…
Maybe I should do a Chips Chica and just divide myself into convo partners?
You calling me mad, Missus??
Would I do that? /insert angelic smilie here/ You’re simply versatile, Chica, or maybe a multi-tasker?
She’s like that woman from Heroes who had nice sweet, demur side and her evil side would come out when she looked in a mirror (or saw her reflection in something).
Dudette, are you suggesting Chica has lots of reflective surfaces at home?
Mirror, mirror on the wall…
More than one on each wall? That explains it!
If you get The Africa Channel on cable, that’s likely to cover it as well. I’ve been enjoying their special coverage over the weekend.
So if it is 4am est that’s 2am here in MT. I had wanted to get up but I don’t know if I can. I am sure Chips will have video. I really want to see it live. Is cspan going to to show? Haven’t had time to check in most of today.
That photo at the top is exquisite!
Chips, the WH also just announced they will have a live feed:
Ah brilliant Meta, thanks a gazillion, will update post.
Seems theirs is slated to start at 4am, so they are not doing the arrival then.
Thanks, roving reporter Meta.
Thanks for the update, Chiparoo.
A complete pleasure UT-a-roo!
Way behind, as usual, so hope I am not duplicating what’s already been posted here.
John Kerry’s efficiency, dating back to his days on the Foreign Relations Committee in the Senate and Joe Biden’s 30+ years of experience in the Senate must leave much of the MSM speechless.
About Kerry, Bibi says, "This man doesn't sleep." #Sabanforum— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) December 08, 2013
For the 1st time in a long time @netanyahu delivers major speech which begins with Palestinian issue, not Iran. Kerry has changed the agneda— Amir Tibon (@amirtibon) December 08, 2013
Taking a nap….setting my alarm for Midnight
Rest well, even if briefly, PF58
MSNBC is doing it live so it’s DVR for me.
The beautiful child in the photo looks like she is whispering in Madiba’s ear, to me.
which c-span network will cover the Mandela Service?
And has this been posted?
Haven’t read the long article (10,000 words) yet.
Rolling Stone story confirms #Greenwald sold Snowden secrets for $250m to @pierre, owns company. rollingstone.com/politics/news/… @paulcarr— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) December 09, 2013
THe Greenwald-Snowden Russian FSB Spy Ring rollingstone.com/politics/news/…— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) December 09, 2013
The MSM “friends of Snowdenwald” need to wake up. BobFR began spreading the word on Thanksgiving:
@TheJusticeDept Since when is it legal to profit from stolen US Property? pando.com/2013/11/27/kee… @whitehouse @VP @SenatorReid @NancyPelosi— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) November 28, 2013
Was it $250M or $250K?
$250 million is the amount that Omidyar tossed into the ring with Greenwald.
Am looking for the confirmation of the dollars involved. Here’s the first article that described the “venture.”
Wow, @ggreenwald leaving Guardian to start a “very substantial new media outlet” bit.ly/16e81Cd— Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) October 15, 2013
It confuses me that Rolling Stone posted this article, yet their Executive Editor just joined GG at Omidyar’s party.
Money is the only metric in many of these people’s lives, Arapaho. The ONLY metric.
Thank you for remembering my earlier tweet on this issue.
BTW, 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.
Once again @TheJusticeDept since when is it legal to profit from stolen US property & treason? twitter.com/LouiseMensch/s… cc @Pfeiffer44 @vj44— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) December 10, 2013
Aljazeera America will have live coverage starting at 4AM
So will MSNBC. Uverse doesn’t carry AJ yet. – dammit!
Spread this. http://www.policymic.com/articles/74055/these-maps-debunk-everything-the-nra-has-told-us-about-guns
The map is not without exceptions and outliers, but the general trend is clear: States with more gun regulations had lower rates of gun deaths, and states with less gun laws had higher gun death rates, both in terms of suicide and homicide. That’s certaintly not the message we get from the National Rifle Association.
For those following the Ukraine situation:
9 Essential Twitter Sources for Ukrainian Conflict News mashable.com/2013/12/09/twi… via @mashable— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) December 09, 2013
Biden calls Yanukovych: http://t.co/ClvaF0VYkl— Stefan Becket (@stefanjbecket) December 09, 2013
#Kiev children pause from snowman duties to watch riot police march by. via @reportazhUA bit.ly/19wHRMv http://t.co/5LKzr7uQt6— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) December 09, 2013
VP Biden has been doing an outstanding and unsung job in reaching out to Asia and now Ukraine. He has fast become one of the finest and most effective vice presidents in history and it is all under the media radar.
Couldn’t agree more with you, Jackie.
The media like to portray Biden as a “buffoon” because of his expressive outbursts which come from his real empathy and goodnatured being.
The MSM can’t handle two “what you see is what you get – WSIWYG for old-time Lotus 1-2-3 users” politicians (VP and POTUS).
I think what Bibi said about Secretary Kerry never sleeping applies to VP Biden as well.
A tweet with a link to a dark instagram picture was posted a few days ago. This one has a much better photo.
Love the doggy prints!
RT @NYMag: Here's the 2013 White House Christmas card: nym.ag/1fdSwjZ http://t.co/VpXPJ7ubZd— HoneyBearKelly (@HBK112) December 10, 2013
So happy to have gotten mine in the mail today:) I love this one!!
Got mine today too and I loved it. I especially loved that Sunny’s paw print now appears beside Bo. Just a stunning card.
“In person” this card is unbelievably lovely! I have it opened on our piano for everyone to see!!! Someone very creative did this.
Was unable to make any donations this year, so am really hoping I am still on the mailing list. Would like very much to add this one to my collection! Note Sunny topped Bo for seniority! That Bo, always the gentleman!
Love this card, and yes, very creative. Thanks for posting!
dem janes… http://t.co/0wEXaY3JFJ— Ina (@InaMaziarcz) December 10, 2013
Our auto industry has added more than 372,000 jobs since mid-2009—its strongest growth since the 90s. go.wh.gov/g2EYEg #MadeInAmerica— Cecilia Muñoz (@Cecilia44) December 10, 2013
.@Cecilia44 And that's ON TOP OF 1M+ JOBS SAVED by the auto-bailout. #MadeInAmerica— (@Only4RM) December 10, 2013
If USPS Saturday and door delivery are slashed over 100,000 good union jobs would be eliminated. uniteblue.org/community/2013… #SaveUSPS #UniteBlue— Stronger Together (@UniteBlue) December 09, 2013
I’m usually hours or day behind, but once upon a time, while hanging out at dailykos, I came across BWD and her dedication to our President. She posted fab photos and stood by our Pres. Through her, I found this kickass site. I will be forever grateful
Lynn, that’s the same route I took to TOD.
Same with me. No words to express how thankful I am for TOD and every person here.
I said it before Lynn, that BWD sent me a bunch of rowdies!
I beg your pardon? Ha!
No names mentioned ….. except “Jacqueline”.
There are at least three “Jacquelines” here (the very definition of good company), as well you know, dearheart. And I wouldn’t be surprised if YOUR name were Jacqueline, as well. Welcome to the Jacqueline Club with our secret handshake and all that!
You had that handy, eh, fellow Jacqueline? (I wrote handshake, but I see you’ve given away our … should I write this? yeah, why not … secret Jacqueline tailshake.)
that is so cool….can I be part of the club even if: namesbarbthanksverymuch?
You are an honorary Jacqueline, honey bunch (or I am an honorary Barb – take your pick!).
I’ll take honorary Jacqueline
Are you watching the livestream from SA?
going there now for a few minutes; don’t need to sleep, EH?
Well, at least it’s “earlier” where you are than here!
But, yes, you really should sleep, too!
i will pretty soon go to sleep. will you stay up?
Trying to! Already not sure …
Sleep well, when you get there.
HA! I was just about to turn in for the night when I felt my ears burning
Priceless Gem from YouTube
“I think about you, when the sun sets…” The wonderful Miriam Makeba, Mama Africa, in the 1959 film by Lionel Rogosin, COME BACK, AFRICA. In memory of Nelson Mandela
Miriam Makeba in Come Back, Africa (1959) in honor of Nelson Mandela: youtu.be/R0zfhjNo-vw— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) December 10, 2013
OMG Doodlette, you reminded me of one of my most loved songs EVER!!
One of my favourites, too, Chips!
I’m dancing around the room Theo, Danny is wearing his “WTF?” face
I played the video for my Mom (brings back memories of Southern Africa), and she joined you and Danny in dancing around the room…
I love her original. Also love my pretend husband’s jazz remake…
“My pretend husband”
That is AWESOME Doodlette!
Night all. Time for this one to nod off. I hope that Chips has all the ceremonies for tomorrow as I will not be able to rise that early. I will check when I get up at 5am to see if they are still ongoing. I can’t have my head separated from my body at work….not with those little ones to think about. See you then.
Night, Desertf, and sweet dreams!
G’night Df! Rest well!
I’m gonna have to rely on TOD to provide coverage because there is no way I’ll be awake at 1am pst.
Maybe if I dropped a handful of snow down your collar?
And I have a special ring tone for your phone number….so don’t be mad if I don’t answer in the wee hour
That’s okay. You don’t have to answer as long as you hear the ring tone. I don’t normally feel like talking at that time anyway.
That’s my dog…except she’s black….had a chair just like that in the bedroom to sleep in….until she got her leg stuck in the back cushion and couldn’t get it out! Out went the chair the very next day. LOOK at those damn giraffe legs! Best dogs EVER. Night everyone.
My most favorite duo!
One of the many reasons I love this place, is that I know I can view the entire ceremony here after I have finished giving and grading exams. I just can’t wake up at 4 or 5….I think it’s 3 a.m. in my time zone, then be any good at all at school. I’ll watch at my leisure tomorrow…..I can know the President will do great without me………Just want them to have a safe trip and be safe!!! So proud of him…..all the good he’s done in spite of the Rethugs!
Danny K and the Soweto Gospel Choir entertain the crowds at the celebratory service at the NM Centre of Memory http://t.co/zkw0XX6r12— Lead SA (@lead_sa) December 09, 2013
I didn’t know Oprah was going to President Mandela’s memorial service. Apparently she has already arrived.
I could SWEAR I saw Stedman on some Africa Channel B-roll standing behind President Zuma in a church service yesterday as they were doing news reports about church services all across South Africa.
It was unmistakably the very tall Stedman, but the view of the person standing beside him was obstructed. Best bet is it was Oprah.
Yes, Oprah IS there. She was named among the celebrities who had already arrived in the country (on the African live feed I’m following).
Timely and timeless song!
Tracy Chapman ~ Talkin ’bout a Revolution, Live 1988 Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday, Wembley
Dudette – Tracy Chapman is on my Pandora playlist – You ROCK Dudette!
Thank you very much GGail! Tracy’s great!
Those who followed the 2009 “Green Revolution” in Iran and its heartbreaking consequences of so much violence of the Basij against its own people will welcome this news.
Wow. Report says #Rouhani purging Islamic Rev Guard Corps from Iran's executive branch, most of the province chiefs defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/rouh…— Jamie Tarabay (@jamietarabay) December 09, 2013
“Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is systematically purging the executive branch of the veterans of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). Among Rouhani’s 18 cabinet ministers, there are only four IRGC veterans. This is a far cry from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s two presidential cabinets, which each featured around 60% IRGC commanders apiece. And Rouhani is not done purging. He is now also removing the Guards as he appoints new governor-generals. – See more at: http://defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/rouhani-purges-the-irgc-from-local-government#sthash.exqVY7cY.dpuf”
* * * * * * * * * * * *
Next step: remove IRGC from Syria?
Re: IRGC in Syria – highly likely, Arapaho. He knows Iran cannot be on the side of a Head of State who mass murders his own citizens – for both political and religious reasons.
So it appears that PBO will also attend the State Funeral on Sunday and give an address at that time as well.
Really!! I had missed that, hf. I thought he was returning to DC on Tuesday, after the Memorial Service.
Really Hopefruit??? Schedule says he returns home tomorrow??
See y’all a little later.
Haz cushin undar chin, totly hapee. http://t.co/IDzJBxmCno— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) December 10, 2013
Oh how so very sweet!
And that all she wrote for me too! Nite y’all !
Absolutely adorable! Looks well loved…..
Reminder to the emoputin crowd aka #Snowdenwald cultists:
#Putin dissolves state news agency, tightening grip on #Russia media. via @reuters reut.rs/1hIl6xi http://t.co/OjIxDGWFfx— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) December 09, 2013
New #Russia news agency to be led by TV exec with history of homophobic remarks & conspiracy theories. nyti.ms/19woPpz— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) December 09, 2013
@nycjim Greenwald should be overjoyed. #Irony #Karma #ProfitingFromTreason— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) December 10, 2013
And Katrina Van something… that limousine liberal who’s married to a russian…
Have you guys seen this? It’s terrific. Sometimes comedy is the best way to educate on social issues.
"@RobertAlai: #Mandela's burial Programme. smith83k” rel=”nofollow”>http://t.co/bbNL0K7Gmi"@smith83k— Pat Fuller (@bannerite) December 10, 2013
I think it might be smart to rest my eyes a bit , so BBL!
Detestable Jon Stewart continues on his Obama bashing without taking a breath. That little man needs to get over his little man inferiority complex.
05:35 am, crowds marching for chance to be among 90,000 to remember a world icon – via @GavinLeeBBC #MandelaMemorial bit.ly/1bsdVAX— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) December 10, 2013
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