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Travels with the First Lady and First Daughters

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President Xi Jinping and his wife welcomed U.S. first lady and her mother and daughters

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Michelle Obama tours Beijing’s Summer Palace, the garden retreat of the Chinese emperors, where she met with middle-school students from Chicago

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Speaking to students at the Stanford Center at Peking University, the First Lady extolled the virtues of free speech.

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Chat on!


95 Responses to “Travels with the First Lady and First Daughters”


  1. 1 desertflower
    March 23, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Looks smoggy at the Great Wall….

    • 2 anniebella
      March 23, 2014 at 10:37 pm

      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.

  2. 6 mtmarilyn
    March 23, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    We are going to be busy following both FLOTUS and POTUS on their trips this week. I love it.

    • 7 desertflower
      March 23, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      Hey! Tied mtmarilyn:) Agreed. Lots of good travels happening this week!

      • 8 mtmarilyn
        March 23, 2014 at 10:46 pm

        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.

  3. March 23, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Every time I see the daughters, I can’t believe how much they’re growing up!

  4. March 23, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Such beautiful young women, and their Mom! Dang but they make me proud!

  5. 14 amk for obama
    March 23, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Ironic that the authoritarian loving rightwingers turn-up at voting booths regular as a clock while the democracy touting lazy left stays home.

    • March 23, 2014 at 10:28 pm

      I was watching that on the Beeb, Seems like liberal are the same the world over…

      • 16 amk for obama
        March 23, 2014 at 10:32 pm

        Dumbness is not an ‘murkan prerogative. My country is most likely to vote in a rabidly religious right wing central gobinment.

        • March 23, 2014 at 10:33 pm

          Yes, I’ve been following that. The BJP did soooo well the last time it was in power…

          • 18 amk for obama
            March 23, 2014 at 10:38 pm

            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.

    • 21 amk for obama
      March 23, 2014 at 10:29 pm

      money quote

      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,

  6. 23 MightyPamela
    March 23, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Aaahhhhh, I’m not ready yet!! Still in The Hague!! (lovely place btw)

  7. 24 Dudette
    March 23, 2014 at 10:45 pm

  8. 27 Dudette
    March 23, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Check these Twitter accounts for info on the President’s trip.

  9. 28 Dudette
    March 23, 2014 at 10:56 pm

  10. 29 Dudette
    March 23, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    A little more from yesterday’s World Water Day

  11. March 23, 2014 at 11:06 pm

  12. 33 amk for obama
    March 23, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    plenty of nate silver bashing at bj.

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2014/03/23/odd-analysis-from-krugman/#comment-4931253

    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.

  13. 42 Dudette
    March 23, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    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:

  14. 43 Dudette
    March 23, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Well look who’s following me after I retweeted all those Embassy tweets. :-)

    https://twitter.com/Alex__Kofman

    #Dutch Diplomat working @NLintheUSA Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands #minbuza | #governmentnl | #NSS2014 personal account | http://bit.ly/k0LISZ

  15. 46 Dudette
    March 23, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Alex has got some stuff you might want to see…

    Direct link to the President’s schedule (overview only; times not provided here):

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/foreign-policy/spring-trip-2014

  16. March 23, 2014 at 11:20 pm

  17. 51 Dudette
    March 23, 2014 at 11:20 pm

  18. 52 Dudette
    March 23, 2014 at 11:22 pm

  19. 53 Dudette
    March 23, 2014 at 11:24 pm

  20. 54 Dudette
    March 23, 2014 at 11:25 pm

  21. March 23, 2014 at 11:32 pm

  22. 56 Dudette
    March 23, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Earworm Alert!!! Make it stop!!!! :-D

  23. 59 Dudette
    March 24, 2014 at 12:02 am

  24. 63 MightyPamela
    March 24, 2014 at 12:07 am

    http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO Off now to catch up with AF1, in my dreams. Bon nuit!

  25. 64 amk for obama
    March 24, 2014 at 12:17 am

  26. March 24, 2014 at 12:19 am

    All right friends, time to loll in bed. See everyone on the flips.

  27. March 24, 2014 at 12:26 am

    This my #1 favorite Chaka Khan….

  28. 68 amk for obama
    March 24, 2014 at 12:51 am

    • 69 0388jojothecat
      March 24, 2014 at 1:02 am

      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.

  29. March 24, 2014 at 1:04 am

    HOPE everyone appreciates the reality that President Obama is in Amsterdam, Anne Franks’ home town. That’s way more than irony.

    #TrustBarack

  30. 71 amk for obama
    March 24, 2014 at 1:04 am

  31. 72 amk for obama
    March 24, 2014 at 1:07 am

    • 73 57andfemale
      March 24, 2014 at 8:20 am

      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.”

  32. 74 0388jojothecat
    March 24, 2014 at 1:10 am

    My #2 favorite of Chaka Khan’s….

  33. 76 amk for obama
    March 24, 2014 at 1:17 am

    • 77 jacquelineoboomer
      March 24, 2014 at 1:55 am

      This woman works hard every day to get the word out. Now all Democrats have to do is GOTV!!!!!

  34. 78 0388jojothecat
    March 24, 2014 at 1:28 am

    My #3 fav Chaka Khan song…..I am up dancing now….

  35. 81 jacquelineoboomer
    March 24, 2014 at 1:52 am

  36. 83 Dudette
    March 24, 2014 at 2:08 am

    This is my JAM!

  37. March 24, 2014 at 2:10 am

    More and more, Ukrainians demonstrate remarkable capacity for courage ….

    … while Tzar Vlad cowers in his enclave of ‘yes men’ ….

    We all know how that ‘works out’ ….

    #TrustBarack

    good night TOD

  38. 85 Dudette
    March 24, 2014 at 2:11 am

    Two of my favorite artists — Chaka and Bruce Hornsby

    This is “Love Me Still” from the movie “Clockers”

  39. 86 Dudette
    March 24, 2014 at 2:14 am

    Goodnight everybody!

  40. 87 Dudette
    March 24, 2014 at 2:19 am

    The original

  41. 88 Dudette
    March 24, 2014 at 2:27 am

    Amsterdam is 5 hrs ahead of US Eastern time.

    I guess this is motorcade practice runs…

    https://twitter.com/Teezii/status/447801815078535169

  42. 89 Dudette
    March 24, 2014 at 2:46 am

    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.

    Onzin geen vertraging! = Nonsense not delay!

    Hoe laat landt ie wel dan? = What time does he lands then?

  43. 91 Dudette
    March 24, 2014 at 2:49 am

    Last bit here:

  44. March 24, 2014 at 2:52 am

    Just had to do this before getting some rest …

  45. 94 JER
    March 24, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Good Morning Everybody.


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