President Xi Jinping and his wife welcomed U.S. first lady and her mother and daughters
Michelle Obama tours Beijing’s Summer Palace, the garden retreat of the Chinese emperors, where she met with middle-school students from Chicago
Speaking to students at the Stanford Center at Peking University, the First Lady extolled the virtues of free speech.
Looks smoggy at the Great Wall….
That picture of FLOTUS, Malia, and Sasha has got to be one of my favorite pictures of the Obama family. I just love to see those tender loving moments with FLOTUS and her daughters. When I see the ugliness and hatred out there for this family because they are black, then I think of pictures like this one. Warms my heart. So glad we elected Barack Obama President, and so glad Michelle Obama is our First Lady.
I agree anniebella. That is definitely one of my favorite pics of the First Family.
Yes indeed, Anniebella! I truly love this picture! My grandma used to say that God don’t like ugly! For all those ugly haters of the President and his family, they are the ones who are miserable.
We are going to be busy following both FLOTUS and POTUS on their trips this week. I love it.
Hey! Tied mtmarilyn:) Agreed. Lots of good travels happening this week!
We did tie. I have had to go back and read the other posts. Hard to keep up with all of them. I am really looking forward to all this travel. Hope you have a great week DF.
Great trip so far
Every time I see the daughters, I can’t believe how much they’re growing up!
They are really growing up quickly. Right before our eyes:)
Such beautiful young women, and their Mom! Dang but they make me proud!
BBC: French municipal elections Historically low voter turnout =>far right leading in many towns. Warning to dems.
bbc.com/news/world-eur…— (@amk4obama) March 24, 2014
Ironic that the authoritarian loving rightwingers turn-up at voting booths regular as a clock while the democracy touting lazy left stays home.
I was watching that on the Beeb, Seems like liberal are the same the world over…
Dumbness is not an ‘murkan prerogative. My country is most likely to vote in a rabidly religious right wing central gobinment.
Yes, I’ve been following that. The BJP did soooo well the last time it was in power…
At least last time around, they had a moderate and pragmatic pm in vajpayee. Now it’s a 100% bidness loving, belligerent pakistan baiter at the top. I just hope the indians are smart enough not to give bjp a majority. Which they haven’t given to any party in the last 20 years.
If shit starts to hit the fan between India and Pakistan, you HAVE to get yourself and your family unit out of there.
Oh, I wouldn’t worry about that. Both are bunglers of war.
Thank god for small mercies.
pollsters identified half a dozen towns that could see National Front rule as a result of the elections, giving it the chance to show it can be trusted with power after attempts to run four towns in the late 1990s revealed its lack of competence,
But, but, I thought that racism was against the Republican Ideal in France!
Aaahhhhh, I’m not ready yet!! Still in The Hague!! (lovely place btw)
@NSS2014: 3/4 Dutch people know what the #NSS is about | Nuclear Security Summit 2014 bit.ly/1lfqsSF http://t.co/zJrmTjrucz— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) March 24, 2014
And how many Americans? God, how we continue to dominate the world is beyond me…
Check these Twitter accounts for info on the President’s trip.
Follow President Obama's trip: @WhiteHouse @StateDept @JohnKerry @USEmbTheHague @USEmbBrussels @USAmbEU @AmbasciataUSA @USinHolySee— US Mission to NATO (@USNATO) March 23, 2014
#NSS2014 Participant Countries | Nuclear Security Summit 2014 bit.ly/1dgxLa4 Imagine the awkwardness of sitting next to #41— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) March 24, 2014
A little more from yesterday’s World Water Day
Happy #WorldWaterDay! Learn about the #USTechH2O water technology event & exhibit on #DipNote. go.usa.gov/KdwJ http://t.co/GAlLIv9XR5— Department of State (@StateDept) March 22, 2014
#wateris scarce for as many people as roughly the population of Europe – that’s 768m who
can’t access to safe water ow.ly/i/4X0XC— UN in Brussels (@UNinBrussels) March 22, 2014
1980s bitchez! – Electric Dreams | youtu.be/9JLW58pABOM via @YouTube— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) March 24, 2014
Hush you. Synth pop.
plenty of nate silver bashing at bj.
oh, how ‘the mighty’ have fallen.
If you looked at 2012 elections, sam wang was pretty consistent through out the cycle while nate, who supposedly ignores ‘noise’ in polls, was swayed by it all the time.
yep, I trust Sam. Nate whiffed with the winds.
What does Sam say about 2014 elections? Nate has the GO p winning the House and the Senate.
So far Sam has nothing to say. I expect that will change.
I hope it’s not as bad as the conventional wisdom is saying. I have the same sick feeling that I had in 2010.
Actually, “convention wisdom” was wrong since 2012, and will be wrong in 2014. This is NOT 2010, nor will it be a repeat of 2010 no matter what the polls or media tell you.
Thanks for that. I sometimes let the media bamboozle me when I know better. You’re the best hp!
Sam has nothing to say because it really is too early to make any kind of meaningful prediction.
FLOTUS’ visit to the Great Wall brought to mind the President’s trip in 2010 and that episode where the Weatherproof company paid AP to license their photos of POTUS , then used them in a Time Square ad without the President’s permission.
Seeing those pictures again, I know it was wrong, but the teenaged girl in me really can’t blame them for trying. The man just looked so good!
¡Ay, caramba! :cool:
Well look who’s following me after I retweeted all those Embassy tweets. :-)
#Dutch Diplomat working @NLintheUSA Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands #minbuza | #governmentnl | #NSS2014 personal account | http://bit.ly/k0LISZ
You have a tall, stunning Dutchman following you!
Yes, I thought I heard the faint sound of wooden clogs somewhere in the distance. :-)
Alex has got some stuff you might want to see…
MT @NSCPress: Tonight POTUS departs to Europe & Saudi Arabia. Follow @rhodes44, @AmbassadorRice & visit: 1.usa.gov/1isIYDA #NSS2014— AlexKofman (@Alex__Kofman) March 24, 2014
Direct link to the President’s schedule (overview only; times not provided here):
I see you’re on a first-name basis with Alex, now. :)
Well you know, that’s just how I roll! ;-)
I didn’t want to add that part, myself, so I’m glad you did! :)
#ThingsLiberalsJustDontGet is the top hashtag. Which makes me think liberals took it over. As usual.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) March 24, 2014
MT "@washingtonpost: President Obama boosts #US effort in hunt for warlord Kony wapo.st/1f8iDXG” #LRA #Uganda— AlexKofman (@Alex__Kofman) March 24, 2014
Dutch Prime Minister Rutte on NSS 2014: ‘Making the world a bit safer’ bit.ly/1iRb8ZF— MinBuZa news (@MinBuZa_news) March 23, 2014
HappyTravels2 #NL MrPresident. Enjoy #Dutch @rijksmuseum & Trade&FriendshipTreaty1782 bit.ly/1gXfEBr #NSS2014 http://t.co/JGDRu539uW— AlexKofman (@Alex__Kofman) March 21, 2014
World leaders gather for Hague nuclear summit wapo.st/1gWIsOf via @washingtonpost #NSS2014 http://t.co/zs80ZfskoV— AlexKofman (@Alex__Kofman) March 23, 2014
This makes me bump | Missy Elliott – Get Ur Freak On [OFFICIAL VIDEO]: youtu.be/FPoKiGQzbSQ via @YouTube— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) March 24, 2014
Earworm Alert!!! Make it stop!!!! :-D
Watched Teen Titans – Littlie Buddies episode today w/ the kid, now this song is stuck in my head! youtu.be/-a5Q-iV7SX8 :-)— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) March 24, 2014
Lemon juice and a paper cut. PAIN.
LOL! That line put me on the floor! :-D
Celebrating the March 23rd birthday of Diva-Divine, @ChakaKhan // I Know, I Live You (Live) youtu.be/yGN0NN8sMOU— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) March 24, 2014
Still total hotness! Love that one!
http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO Off now to catch up with AF1, in my dreams. Bon nuit!
The Nazis who Putin says took over the Ukraine are the same ones Obama is sending for your guns #InYourFoxFeveredDreams— Pat Bagley (@Patbagley) March 24, 2014
All right friends, time to loll in bed. See everyone on the flips.
This my #1 favorite Chaka Khan….
Paul Ryan Claims Most Minimum Wage Workers Are Young And Just Starting Out ow.ly/3ioSR2 #p2 #tcot http://t.co/kW7HSMtSZP— R.Saddler (@Politics_PR) March 22, 2014
To this I say….SO WHAT? $10 and $15hr for working four hours is not a lot of money. It will help pay for books, clothes, car insurance, gas, bus fare, or help their under employed or unemployed parents this is a big help to a family.
HOPE everyone appreciates the reality that President Obama is in Amsterdam, Anne Franks’ home town. That’s way more than irony.
@AmbassadorRice @JohnKerry Hope that #PresObama highlights the plight of #AnneFrank as he confronts #TzarVlad's emulation of Hitler. Timely.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 24, 2014
This has to go round and round. Get out the message. Get out the vote!! Please share! http://t.co/b3XQIfv5cA— NO! GOP! NO! (@NoGOPNo) March 23, 2014
Staying home in Nov is the same as going to polls and voting Republican. Don't complain if you don't vote, you're part of the problem.— Michael Hargrove (@MichaelHargrov1) March 18, 2014
I had to tell my 68 year old friend this the other day. She hates our Democratic governor but the guy running against him prides himself on the fact that he’ll “Make Scott Walker look like a nice guy.”
She argued with me about it and then I said, “Not voting is a vote to take away your Social Security and Medicare.”
My #2 favorite of Chaka Khan’s….
Ooooo…. Yes, Yes, Yes!
MORE registered D's than R's, but R's usually BETTER about VOTING! THIS YEAR, WE have 2 B the ones that GET OUT THE VOTE & THROW THEM OUT!— BJ Shawd (@bjs5555) March 24, 2014
This woman works hard every day to get the word out. Now all Democrats have to do is GOTV!!!!!
My #3 fav Chaka Khan song…..I am up dancing now….
Tee-hee! Didn’t see that you’d already posted it. Can’t help but dance to this one! :-)
@Yatsenyuk_AP @AndersFoghR @BarrosoEU @AmbassadorRice @JohnKerry Why is #TzarPutin afraid to meet #PresObama at #NSS2014 #euromaidan #Crimea— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 24, 2014
Dr. Dorothy Height on a #doodle in honor of her bday?!!! Google, stop trying for my good side. (srsly tho well done.) http://t.co/vrmV4SmJKC— Edana Walker (@RedSaid) March 24, 2014
This is my JAM!
More and more, Ukrainians demonstrate remarkable capacity for courage ….
#Russian tactics in #Crimea: all against one. Russians, are you not ashamed of this? -FB |PR Post #Putin http://t.co/sL8kg5ibby— Euromaidan PR (@EuromaidanPR) March 24, 2014
… while Tzar Vlad cowers in his enclave of ‘yes men’ ….
We all know how that ‘works out’ ….
good night TOD
Two of my favorite artists — Chaka and Bruce Hornsby
This is “Love Me Still” from the movie “Clockers”
Chaka Khan ~ I'm Every Woman: youtu.be/OTgKscVa7-A— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) March 24, 2014
Mr. @BarackObama, we are ready for the #NSS2014. Cu tomorrow. ow.ly/i/4ZldB— (@NSS2014) March 23, 2014
Air Force One delayed. Expected arrival Amsterdam around 10:00 local. 5 minutes later C-32 SAM44 #nss2014 (credit: @fmcnl)— 1011212121 (@wheretospot) March 24, 2014
Amsterdam is 5 hrs ahead of US Eastern time.
Yes you can! US Secret Service man on rooftop 'Huis ter Duin' #NSS2014 #POTUS http://t.co/Bp5M1MmYju— (@FMCnl) March 23, 2014
I guess this is motorcade practice runs…
The Beast in Noordwijk nog voordat obama er is nss nss2014! Video youtu.be/6lCcKWIjl2M?ac— (@Teezii) March 23, 2014
Apparently there is some dispute over whether the President’s flight is coming in late or not.
Anybody want to follow this guy’s TL to keep an eye out, feel free. [I'm not really sure who he is anyway.]
I’ve gotta get some shut-eye.
@FMCnl Hoe laat landt ie wel dan?— Marco Bladeck (@Marco_Bla_) March 24, 2014
Onzin geen vertraging! = Nonsense not delay!
Hoe laat landt ie wel dan? = What time does he lands then?
Hmmm. Seems weird. Maybe the person who originally tweeted PBO’s delay was not supposed to tweet that information?
Last bit here:
For the President's travel today, follow our colleagues at @USEmbTheHague and find out more about #NSS2014 at goo.gl/WtPaFF— US Mission to NATO (@USNATO) March 24, 2014
For awareness: The routing points reported by @FMCnl are roughly between Ireland and the UK (LIFFY is just after Dublin, Irish sea) #NSS2014— (@DutchFlyBird) March 24, 2014
I don’t like what I’m viewing in @FMCnl’s TL ….
@HHSGov @SecretService Perhaps a bit too compulsive about tracking our President's flight path & security –>> twitter.com/FMCnl— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 24, 2014
… just had to post that tweet before departing.
Just had to do this before getting some rest …
The only US Presidents who would have received this type of welcome are FDR, JFK & PBO vimeo.com/89410649 cc @VP @FLOTUS @AmbassadorRice— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) March 24, 2014
Good Morning Everybody.
Obama arrives in Netherlands for G7 summit: Amsterdam (AFP) – US President Barack Obama arrived in the Netherl… yhoo.it/1dhqQxn— Vist reloadedhq.com (@swagnito) March 24, 2014
Moooooorning Early Birds!
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