8:15 EST: President Obama, President Nieto and Prime Minister Harper Hold a Press Conference
Also at White House Live
I think I’m ready.
¡Hola! Felicitaciones por ser el primero (o la primera).
La primera, if you please. Muchas gracias, pero mi espagnol no esta a la misma posicion que mi frances. Lo siento mucho [and, NCLB, I crossed my fingers that that makes sense.]
Esta bien. Entiendo. Mi español no es tan bueno como mi francés. No tengo nadie para practicar. Pero puedo conversar un poquito.
Tell me about it! I can read far more than I can say/write in Spanish, and like you, NCLB, no puedo practicar porque no tengo nadie cerca. Of course, with the wonder of the internet, if I had any motivation I’d make some effort. In a moment of (whatever) last year I toyed with the idea of seriously learning another language up to fluency stage – but only for that moment.
Helloooooooo you, helloooooo everyone!
¡Hola Chips! ¿Como va mi amigo Danny-Boy?
Hola No Child! Your amigo Danny is doing mighty fine, had a check-up with the vet today and he’s perfect!! Well, apart from the flowerpot/sock stealing thing.
The neighbor must be a kind person, or must be in love with Danny too.
Ha, a bit of both I think No Child – that and the fact that they still haven’t fixed that wall, so they can’t really complain about Danny’s raids!
VC – you ARE ready!
Yes, I’ve pulled up my chair and made myself comfortable (while hoping one or two of the speakers will be really brief).
Hola TOD muchachas y muchachos!!!
Hey Chips, we are consistent, you and I! Ending the day as we started it with both of us squeezing through the door at the same time. I notice you made it a bit ahead this time.
You know VC, I’m beginning to think you are me. Are you??
Would that mean you are me?
Oh crikey, I suppose it would work both ways!
Not a happy thought for you?
A delightful thought VC!!
A thought that made *my* evening, BUT *you* can still take Danny-O for his evening walk.
He’s way too busy for an evening walk VC, busily eating a cuddly parrot
Is this how you controlled his weight for his recent vet visit – providing him rubbery &/ cuddly animals?
Absolutely! No food anymore, just cuddly things and flowerpots!
At the risk of annoying pet lovers here, I say stick with the programme. After all, according to the vet, it works.
Hola, Magapie (that’s it for me)!
Tea Party smack down poster
http://t.co/GNXERFDx3i #p2 #LibCrib @UniteBlue— Kennett Area Dems (@KennettDems) February 20, 2014
Moyers got it right.
#America's #inequality did not just happen. It was politically engineered! Kindly RT if you agree http://t.co/u55nWaHWYT— Americans America (@americans4amer) February 20, 2014
Yes, started with Reagan……corporations have been working on this ever since: killing unions, waging uncalled for wars, lying, lying, lying, fanning prejudice…..yes, Moyers is absolutely correct.
Reagan hated the federal workers in particular and their unions … remember what he did to the air traffic controllers?
That’s when I started hating Reagan.
JOB, that single act was so ugly and immoral, it made me sick to my stomach. This shallow, venal man was full of hatred and prejudices and I could not stand him from the moment he came on the scene. He was a mediocre actor and and disaster of a president.
Agree, agree, agree. Reagan: The big “hero” of the RWNJs.
We knew what he was from California. He went after teachers and nurses. Wanted to destroy the professional organizations of those professions, called public schools “government schools” said they were a monopoly. We were in Canada when he broke the Air Traffic Controllers……made the news there too. He was AWFUL!!!!!
Reagan was one of the worst things to happen to this country. It amazes me that so many people are so gullible. From his manipulation of the Iran hostage crisis, to the deception of his health at the end of his presidency, all the way down to the rewriting of history by the GOP fanatics.
I watched a History Channel special on Monday that ran down every US President from Washington to Obama, and it was stunning how much gloss they used when talking about Reagan (and Bush II).
Panorama shot: Huge media contingent here in Toluca, Mexico, for Obama's joint press conference. http://t.co/xlE4ffSA9b— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) February 20, 2014
I know I’m only listening to this lady with half an ear, but still, overall this seems disjointed. The words are English sure, yet ….
got nu cudlee parot, lyfe roks http://t.co/RM0hCoOoqU— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) February 20, 2014
Such a sweetheart. I love his little face. <3
After I discovered another sock with the top chewed off, I’m emailing him to you RIGHT now Collegekay!
I’ll babysit him a few hours a day to give you a break
It’s a deal!!!!!
love him……I’m wondering if you received the 2 email pictures from Ruby and Ali i sent about 3 weeks ago? they were special for our darling Danny
I did Barb! I finally checked the blog email and saw them, gooooorgeous!! Replied to you yesterday! Thank you
aw, sweet Danny, you’re so cute.
thnx ladyhok i no
Aaaw! So like his mother.
ok, the reply from Danny made me melt. I am totally useless now.
mee 2 ladyhok i luv u vary mutch
I see vacuuming in your future.
¡Aqui esta Danny!
Como estas Danny-Boy?
I mentioned that Kamala Harris was running for CA AG unopposed but now that’s all changed:
Last month, Orly Taitz was in a federal courtroom in Sacramento as part of her unsuccessful effort to wrest the presidency away from Barack Obama.
In June, the attorney-dentist-real estate agent from Orange County might appear on the statewide ballot in a long-shot bid to oust California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
Taitz, who secured 3 percent of the vote in her U.S. Senate run in 2012, has filed paperwork to seek the state’s top law enforcement position via an unknown party.
She is widely known for trying to document her belief that Obama lied about his birthplace and therefore is ineligible to serve as commander in chief.
Taitz previously ran in the Republican primary for secretary of state in 2010.
YIKES, I have no idea how this post appeared here. Sorry!
Hey, meta, I think your post is good for laughs. Taitz is a typical deluded person, doing the same thing over and over gain expecting different results.
Yes, she’s a very “special” person. I just wonder who’s footing the bill………
“I just wonder who’s footing the bill………”
I am puzzled too, Meta. Surely the Koch brothers, or some other right wing billionaires, can’t be that stupid to waste their money on her. May be she is being financed by her fellow birther, the Donald.
I saw Crazy Orly in DC during the 2nd inauguration. She was carrying her evil posters… If California lets this loon slip into the AG slot, then shame on us all.
Theo, I can guarantee you that there is absolutely no way “crazyOrly” can be elected AG of California! I know we have our share of lunatics in the House of Representatives, like Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter. But I am absolutely certain that no right wing lunie can win a statewide election.
From your lips (or fingertips, as the case may be…)
spca !!! spca !!! spcc !!! spcd !!!
animals, birds, chips and danny.
wy am i last?£
cruelty to animals and birds from chips and danny.
Oi, leave me out of it, I am many things, but I am NOT a cuddly parrot eater!
who knows? all those evidences of destruction against danny could have been planted.
You saying I eat giant felty broccoli mister?
that’s the only way to essplain your green hair.
You’re green with envy, right?
I love how his tail is a wagging blur! happy puppy!
aw,look at that innocent sweetheart….
President Barack Obama is brilliant. That’s all. I do hope other businesses join Gap in raising minimum wage for their workers.
Missed that. They did? Excellent.
Thank you to our brilliant President, I agree.
The Air Force One waiting for the US president Barack #Obama in Toluca, #mexico #photography http://t.co/PyKPsycjb9— Ronaldo Schemidt (@rschemidt) February 20, 2014
Ya know, I never gave AF1 a single thought till it began carrying magnificent, precious cargo in the form of President Obama! Now I think it’s beautiful
U.S. trade with Mexico & Canada over $3 billion/day, $1 trillion/year. More economic integration means more prosperity, good jobs— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) February 19, 2014
Under subpoena? Just hide somewhere else that Christie rules.
Good grief. Unfreakinbelievable. He’s 100% corrupt.
Several layers deep.
Quite a jump in salary the lady earned – $74 000. That Christie connection is a great one to have!
Yep. Reaps all kinds of benefits. Except the prestige that comes from being an honorable person with integrity.
Pshaw! Who wants to be honourable with all its headaches, when you can be a Christie fan and have lucrative jobs created for you or lucrative doors opened for you?
And get to have meetings around the kitchen table at the Christie house.
Hey, for the kind of money the chosen ones got paid a little gagging was an easily surmountable obstacle.
Yes, selling your soul is quite profitable. And, true, there’s medicine for the stomach troubles.
Is WP acting wacko for anybody else?
Grrrr, it has been for me too tonight Jacqueline, all kinds of error messages on comments, etc.
Definitely more WP Weirdness.
I just got a long message about server maintenance.
Ah, I got that too Meta, briefly, then it went away but the weirdness remained. It’s probably because Amk has just woken up.
Well, misery loves company, so welcome aboard! It’s not really bad … just annoying. Thanks. Stiff upper lip and all that. Grrr.
Yep, even for those of us way up here in la-la land.
Helloooooo up there in la-la land!
/royal wave back/
I thought it was my tablet. It’s wordpress!
President Obama speaks in front of stained glass window known as the Sun Man at news conference in Toluca, Mexico http://t.co/037e7TBB1p— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) February 20, 2014
stunning. Just stunning.
So my take-aways from the Press Conference were:
1) Monarch Butterflies have the attention of the entire continent. Yay!
Some background from last November:
The Year the Monarch Didn’t Appear nyti.ms/19NGlVt— Bob Ricciotti (@ArtVilmos) November 24, 2013
2) After gun control measures have been enacted after the 2014 #LandslideDems win in both Houses of Congress, Gabby Giffords would be the perfect ambassador for promoting the student exchange that all three leaders mentioned. She’s fluent in Spanish, has a Mexican (as in lives in Mexico City) half-brother and spent her Fulbright years as a student in Mexico. She’s really a remarkable woman, and such a spunky go-getter. My admiration for her has no end. I’ve said before her life story would make a remarkable movie (with Rachel McAdams or Amy Adams in the lead role). She deserves to be a role model for every American girl.
Arapaho, I couldn’t agree more. She has more determination and true grit than any ten superheroes. If every young woman strove to be like her, they could change the world.
I missed part of our President’s response to the Syria/Ukraine question due to tech difficulties; hoping that Chips or Nerdy W. will post tomorrow.
Was Venezuela mentioned, or just Ukraine? I’m guessing not, since they’re on a different continent, but still, they’re in our hemisphere…
This is not Kiev, Ukraine…. Valencia, Venezuela http://t.co/gGS7lwuH1G— Oliver (@orvtech) February 20, 2014
Wasn’t Venezuela one of the places Snowden tried to go????? He sure can pick them!
Snowden also praised it as one of the few countries standing up for Human Rights.
Reminder for anyone who needs it … Lawrence will have on Jordan Davis’ parents tonight, for an interview.
President Obama says goodbye to Mexico from the ‘Air Force One’
El presidente Obama se despide de México desde el 'Air Force One' http://t.co/D5uKWi7dXK— Zarife Maza (@ZarifeMaza) February 20, 2014
JER, wonderful tweets and links again today, you’re the best, HUGELY appreciated!
It is my pleasure, Chips.
Great send off for our president! Now I hope he can relax in his private AF1 quarters and get some sleep before getting home.
Here’s a couple of tweets about Ukraine that were in Jeff Gauvin’s timeline today.
After what has occurred after the protesters were granted amnesty (more than 20 dead), it’s hard to believe the Ukrainian Government’s truce “promise.”
Another police HQ stormed in Vynntsya. Police have lost control of Ukraine west of Dnipro.
pravda.com.ua/news/2014/02/1…— Taras Kuzio (@TarasKuzio) February 19, 2014
@skystallard of @SkyNews reports "very little evidence of a truce" in #euromaidan as of 1700EST. Cops still engaged w/protesters #Ukraine— Michael Bociurkiw (@mikeybbq) February 19, 2014
Leaving lovely cape town in another 2 hours. la sigh…
Cape Town is breathtakingly beautiful – I can understand the sigh…
Indeed, theo. Except for two hot brief afternoons, the weather too was loving me.
Have a safe flight back!
Thanks, theo. Not to home yet. Flying to Durban and then on to my work site for a week. Next sunday to Kenya. One week there. Back home only in 2nd week of March.
Need to send my photo to wifey unit just so she lets me in when I knock on the door.
You are still several weeks away from home! Sending the photo may guarantee that she doesn’t let you back in… Better to let her think it’s just a kindly visitor knocking on the door, then admit your identity when you’re safely inside…
Durban has such a deep blue color to the water, and excellent diving. Hope you get a chance to enjoy some of the outdoors. Travel safely!
Next time, I am gonna have to just leave her with a set of my fingerprints
Cape Town: “Pheeeeeeeeew.”
you mean pshaw?
ireesh. eeengleesh. /smh
beeb’s FP headline
Ukraine president agrees truce
what kinda eeenglish is that? danny’s?
Welcome to the #Snowdenwald world, the spiritual home of emoPutins (LL posted a link to another article on the previous thread, but due to aforementioned tech problems, wasn’t able to post on that thread).
Incredible photo of #PussyRiot’s Maria Alyokhina being attacked with whips by Russia militia. on.mash.to/1jQExFt http://t.co/7C92yHOlxz— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) February 19, 2014
I really don’t understand men who have no qualms using force against women who are obviously smaller than that man, and men have an advantage in upper body strength.
If I were a man in that position, I would be ashamed of my actions. It’s like physical child abuse — you’re bigger and stronger as an adult, so yeah it’s easy but it’s not right.
Snowdenski's homeland #Freedom –> MT @nycjim Incredible photo of #PussyRiot’s Maria being attacked by Russia militia on.mash.to/1jQExFt— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) February 20, 2014
Chips, I have a Night Owl chat ready to go.
I loooooOOOooOOOoooOOooooOOooove you! Thank you LL, fire ahead!
MUST SEE! Contained in a tweet to Chips, this is where POTUS was today:
What an incredibly amazing place! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks meta for sharing this. I love science, but i just can’t imagine a world without the artists who make our spirits soar.
Air Force ONE, with President Obama on board leaves Mexico Toluca.
Air Force ONE, con el presidente Obama a bordo abandona Toluca México #radiohrn http://t.co/nV7PIxQ3kF— Radio HRN (@radiohrn) February 20, 2014
New post: http://theobamadiary.com/2014/02/19/night-owl-chat-boleros-rancheras-and-mariachis/
The Manhattan Project continues its legacy:
Front page of NYTimes now:
Uranium pollution threatens Navajo village (Church Rock NM)
nytimes.com/2014/02/20/us/… http://t.co/VLhXa4aQqb— Arapaho415 (@arapaho415) February 20, 2014
Rachel was hitting it on all cylinders tonight. My husband wanted to watch, because he’d read or heard that she was taking care of Christie. She did tonight, the entire first half hour. New evidence, new information, new dots connected.
Then she spent time on the Ukraine and what’s going on, showing live streaming of the square and the President’s statement, which was strong…warning against using the military.
Then she did a good number on Gov McCrory of N. Carolina and his subpoenas and criminal actions filed about his pollution, then closed with the Bush travesty today at his “Institute” and wrapping himself in the glory of the veterans he sent to Iraq and Afghanistan. She did a beautiful job with him.
It was a good evening. Color on TV is still dark, but I sat in the next room and listened. That was all that was necessary.
Sometimes I don’t agree with her, but when she’s on, she’s on. And, she is a scholar and a researcher, and her people are researchers. She does not talk off the top of her head when dealing with subjects such as these. I’ve noticed that when she does these researched projects, other people follow her.
Good Evening my Chips and TOD family. So wonderful to see my handsome grandson, Danny. Chips, granny will baby sit anytime. Danny’s eyes just speaks volumes of a brilliant mind. Next State Dinner, please make sure he has his invitation to sit with Bo and Sunny. He will make excellent company for our First Dogs. I can just see him in his tie sitting there with Bo and Sunny.
Carolyn, I totally concur with your comment. Rachel was on fire tonight. She can work the nerves at times, but as you stated,”When she’s on, she’s on.” She was on again tonight.
Everyone, have a beautiful evening, morning. (((((((((((((((((((Candle smells so lovely for Mother, Chips.))))))))))))))))))))))) Loving healing scents of peace, healing, and loving prayers. ()HZ
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