Hello, Estonia

President Obama arrives in Estonia



US Eastern Time

4:50 AM: The President holds a joint press conference with President Ilves of Estonia

9:10 AM: Delivers remarks, Nordea Concert Hall, Tallinn

75 Responses to “Hello, Estonia”

  1. 1 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    September 3, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Good evening!

  2. 14 Ladyhawke
    September 3, 2014 at 12:23 am


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  3. 15 vcprezofan2
    September 3, 2014 at 12:24 am

    /outraged? Hey Chips, did you change the thread because you knew I’d arrived home and you wanted to make it appear I was running behind again??!!

  4. 47 Dudette
    September 3, 2014 at 12:32 am

    It’s so reassuring to see our President representing us so well abroad. I’m grateful to have all of you to share these experiences.

    I’m off to go attack this cold (must’ve picked it up at DragonCon this weekend) with some hot tea, zinc and meds and rest.

    On my way out, thought I’d hit you with some love and appreciation in disco form! Thank you Chips, BT, and all the amazing contributors here at our blog home! Love you! ❀ ❀ ❀

    Good Night!

  5. 50 dotster3
    September 3, 2014 at 12:38 am

    Always proud that this attractive, smiling, warm, engaging person is OUR president, as he arrives at his far flung destinations.

    • 51 MadameSoph
      September 3, 2014 at 12:49 am

      Me too, dotster.
      Oh, and I’m also a football fan. Saw your heads up on a previous thread. So glad to see Michael Sam got picked up! Haven’t rooted for the Cowboys in years; looks like that may change πŸ™‚

  6. 52 arapaho415
    September 3, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Thanks for the new thread, Chips.

    I doubt I’ll be awake for the official arrival ceremony — drat, I really enjoyed the Air Force One livestream.

    On the last thread I mentioned that PBO is no doubt operating on no sleep — he’s a night owl by nature, and today’s events in Syria had to weigh on his empathetic heart.

    For east coast early birds, and those in other time zones, I’m reposting a couple of articles on Tallinn and Estonia from the previous thread.

    From the article:
    “A people closely related to the Finns, Estonians have existed in what is today Estonia since the time of Cheops. Estonia was recently rated the 16th-least corrupt country in Europe, far ahead of any other former Soviet state & better than founding EU member Italy. Its bow-tied & owlishly appealing president, Toomas Hendrik Ilvesβ€”a Swedish-born Estonian who grew up in the USβ€”has been known to speak of Estonia forming ‘a Huntingtonian subcivilization different from both its southern & eastern neighbors.’”


    “Technologically, Estonia seemed like a planet from a Flash Gordon serial: Clicking on my AirPort icon just about anywhere I went in Tallinn resulting in a Homeric catalog of free wireless providers, and I learned that newspapers can be purchased from vending machines with a cell phone & that voting can be done online via a national-identity card.”

    Estonia is a leader in digital prowess:

  7. 54 MadameSoph
    September 3, 2014 at 12:47 am

    I’m off to have some late supper and then sleep.

    Thanks Chips in advance for all of your coming “heads up” from the assorted timezones!
    Sending you appreciation from those of us in PDT

  8. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    September 3, 2014 at 1:37 am

  9. September 3, 2014 at 1:54 am

    Will be online before the start of President Obama’s speech. Bottom line …

    President Obama will not allow a rerun of Sept, 1939. Of that I have ZERO doubt.


    good night TOD and good morning to the future of humanity ….

  10. 57 jacquelineoboomer
    September 3, 2014 at 3:22 am

  11. 58 arapaho415
    September 3, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Following in @Nerdywonka’s footsteps, @Phil_Mattingly has attempted to livetweet the news conference with President Obama and @IlvesToomas.

    Didn’t President Obama make news in saying that Estonia will allow US NATO forces to be based there?

  12. 64 vcprezofan2
    September 3, 2014 at 7:32 am

    /very muffled/ G’mornin’, TODvillage! Don’t worry…..it’s only me shuffling in, trying to cast an eye over what PBO’s been doing in Estonia.

    • 65 99ts
      September 3, 2014 at 7:40 am

      Showed the press conference live on our TV (I missed some of it) – reported what he said without any pundit comments. As it should be!

      Glad you are home safe vc.

    • 67 jackiegrumbacher
      September 3, 2014 at 7:41 am

      That wasn’t much of a sleep, VC. I haven’t seen info on the press conference. We’re all just waiting at this point.

    • 69 GGAIL
      September 3, 2014 at 7:49 am

      Morning vc! Yes, I fell right to sleep after my text to you last night. I’m so proud of you. You did real good girl ! Especially sending me text to let me know your status – they gave me peace of mind.

      Now – go to work!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      • 70 vcprezofan2
        September 3, 2014 at 8:01 am

        Your vigil helped; it really did!

        Can you believe – I had FOUR messages on my phone re work! I would have been a zombie there today! I confess that I went online and blocked off today hoping that the rest will at least make me more human should they call tomorrow. Of course, I’m HOPING that they’ll feel so fed up at me for yesterday and today that they don’t call me for a WEEK!!!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  13. September 3, 2014 at 7:40 am

    G’morning Chips & TOD! πŸ™‚

  14. 72 GGAIL
    September 3, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.

    So happy to see PBO & vc have arrived safely to their respective destinations πŸ™‚

    I’m preparing to fly home. See ya later on the “left coast” πŸ˜€

    • 73 vcprezofan2
      September 3, 2014 at 7:51 am

      A very ‘Good east coast Morning’ to you, Gx2! Have a wonderful flight! Remember, don’t speak to strangers….well, okay, give them a good side eye first.

  15. September 3, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Our Presidents represents us well…very well!

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