48 Responses to “#BringBackOurGirls”


  1. 1 Paulita
    May 7, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Okay 8-)

  2. May 7, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I assume a pic of FLOTUS with #bringbackourgirls is going to piss off a few Boko Haram goons.

  3. 15 Paulita
    May 7, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Who is going to buy these girls?

  4. 16 Ladyhawke
    May 7, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    The Already Asked-And-Answered Questions Fox Wants To Know From The Benghazi Select Committee

    http://mediamatters.org/research/2014/05/07/the-already-asked-and-answered-questions-fox-wa/199208

  5. May 7, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Congrats on 1st Paulita!!

    Happy Birthday LDS & 57!!!

  6. May 7, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    “There is no question that Putin will put Plan C into action. To have an idea what pretext we can expect, we need to analyze Putin’s obsession with NATO. In Putin’s world, spies rule and every significant event is the work of spies, whether it’s the fall of the Soviet Union, ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, colored revolutions, September 11th, the Arab Spring, Al-Qaida’s existence, or Euromaidan. In his reality, these are all CIA operations. In his view, Euromaidan was a CIA plot to steal Ukraine from him, so his use of secret agents, unmarked troops and militia to steal Crimea and now Eastern Ukraine was a justifiable tit for tat.

    This suggests that Plan C will try to imitate an event that he believes the West also engineered. As Putin has already tried to replay Libya and Kosovo, he will probably try a replay of Afghanistan next. The West’s reason to invade Afghanistan was that the Taliban were sheltering Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks. Multiple attacks in Russia that the Russian press and leadership will immediately link to the Right Sector, the presumed ultra-right militaristic group that played a role during Euromaidan, will be Putin’s scapegoat. This time, his agents won’t bomb apartment buildings, as they used this scheme to create a pretext for invading Chechnya. Instead, they have a different arsenal of “terrorist attacks” that they can make use of: car bombs around the May 9 celebrations in Moscow and Sevastopol, the downing of a Russian civilian airplane or two using portable missiles, the assassinations of leading Russian politicians, or even the explosion of a dirty bomb in a Russian city near the Ukrainian border. These are the likely events and would all be blamed on the Right Sector. Putin would then demand that Ukraine hand over Right Sector leader Dmytro Yarosh and use Ukraine’s certain refusal to do so as pretext to invade, ostensibly as a parallel with Afghanistan: harboring a terrorist.

    In short, Putin is not done yet. He will not rest until he controls all of Ukraine and he needs a serious pretext—not for his brainwashed audience at home, but for his agents and useful idiots in the West. If he were to invade without a pretext, his agents would quickly be sidelined and silenced. But if there is a plausible pretext, they will be able to continue to argue in Putin’s favor, dividing Europe and sabotaging any campaign for meaningful sanctions. Plan C will surely provide Putin with a pretext. Where this will lead to is war. A war, the size of which is hard to foresee. We all need to remember: World War I began when Serbia refused Austria’s demand to hand over the people involved in assassinating the heir to the Austrian throne in Sarajevo, in 1914.”

    Interesting perspective. Hope all are prepared.

    #TrustBarack

  7. 23 Nerdy Wonka
    May 7, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Bravo, First Lady Michelle Obama!

  8. 24 hopefruit2
    May 7, 2014 at 6:14 pm

  9. 25 EricFive
    May 7, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Now that reality is showing its liberal bias, you can expect many of the “former” gopers who now claim to be progressives (like Ed, Kos and Huffington) to become especially disappointed with PBO and sow the seeds of dissension. As LL has informed us, Ed is doing a replay of his 2010 schtick. These media personalities are not our friends.

    • May 7, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      Were Ed and Markos Republicans?

      I know nothing about their lives before TV/blogging.

      I do remember Arianna from the 103-person race for Cali Gov in 2003 (which gave us Arnie as Gov).

      Didn’t like her then (she would literally stampede over anyone who got between her and a TV camera) and I also avoid her (former) website as much as possible.

  10. 28 Dudette
    May 7, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    I love my FLOTUS!

  11. 29 dotster3
    May 7, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Thought this was interesting—-young Latinos leaving Catholicism. 1 in 4 Hispanic/Latino now identify as “former Catholic”.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/young-latinos-leave-catholicism-no-religious-affiliation-n99041

  12. 30 Dudette
    May 7, 2014 at 6:43 pm

  13. May 7, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Flotus is always willing to add her voice to just causes. She must be horrified that this is still happening.
    Happy birthday to 57 and LDS. Wishing you both a lovely day filled with sunshine (love) and happiness.

  14. 33 Don
    May 7, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Think for one second if President Clinton had passed a so called Clinton Care, and had captured whoever bombed the world trade center on his watch, and had saved the United States Automobile industry, and had gotten the black farmers their money in the Pigford case. Clinton would have already have had his face on Mount Rushmore, and I’ll tell you another fucking thing! Not one motherfucking white elected democrat would have a said a motherfucking word sideways about Clinton. But white elected democrats all of a sudden can open up a mouth about President Obama. Fuck you motherfuckers! Let me tell you all something else just in case you don’t know. Black people are watching how this President is being treated, we expect him to be treated like this from the Republicans. Black people know how to survive, we’ve come this far, and we can survive another Republican in the Whitehouse. So just keep on treating this President with disrespect and see what happens.

    • May 7, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      I think you’ll like my new piece. Coming up now.

    • 37 dotster3
      May 7, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      Understand your anger and frustration—BUT—-hate to see people giving voters encouragement to stay home. People may be able to survive, yes, but who wants to just survive?—-to live in a country where policies revert to 1955? And to allow the Sup. Ct. to be further stocked with rt. wing crazies, affecting lives for a generation or more? People need to vote. Period. As if their lives depend on it. Because the quality of their lives will be drastically affected. As President Obama has stated—-voting in the midterms is even more important than voting in a presidential year——-deciding the makeup of Congress and which issues are brought forward, or not—–affecting our lives directly.

    • May 7, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      Thank you Don, for your righteous outrage. I totally agree, and I do not forget !!

    • May 7, 2014 at 10:40 pm

      Yes. What Don said. You are right and those who deny this choose not to see, wish not to seek, have the privilege of not seeing. Shame on us. The disrespect and undermining and worse from Democrats and Liberals disgusts me far more than that from the ‘right’. Honoring your powerful vivid witness.

  15. 40 jacquelineoboomer
    May 7, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    It’s 90 degrees F here in Central Illinois. Not 30, not 20, not 5, not -10, no “wind chill factor,” not snowing.

    #ThereShallBeNoComplaining

  16. 41 jacquelineoboomer
    May 7, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Happy Birthday, 57 and LDS! Make it a great one!

  17. May 7, 2014 at 7:09 pm

  18. 43 vcprezofan2
    May 7, 2014 at 7:10 pm

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  20. 46 Nerdy Wonka
    May 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    It is disgusting when some asshole from comfortable suburbia profits from the pain of others. It was Nigerians who protested and raised awareness on social media and on the ground so that the world would take notice. Then you have some douchebag from the comfort of her cushy life profiting off the pain, blood, sweat, and hard work of those affected.

    Some people in this life are sick, twisted, and ugly.

  21. 47 globalcitizenlinda
    May 7, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    resolving this issue will take some time – it is very hard to be patient as we wait

  22. May 7, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Love this photograph. Touched to think what it will mean to mothers, friends, and families of the girls who have been taken from them. FLOTUS lights the way, chooses her time, acts with character and compassion and strength. We have never had anyone remotely worthy of her in power and leadership spotlight in our country’s history, and I thank God every night for her example and actions. Eight years of light and strength. We will never know the glowing deep effect she has 24/7 by being who she is, doing what she does.


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