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The President’s Day In Spain

MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 10: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) waves his hand ahead of his meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (not seen) at La Moncloa palace in Madrid, Spain on July 10, 2016. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 10: King Felipe VI of Spain (R) receives US President Barack Obama (L) at The Royal Palace on July 10, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. President Obama arrived yesterday from the NATO summit in Warsaw and has reportedly had to shorten his first official visit to Spain after the Dallas shootings which killed five policemen on Thursday. (Photo by Borja B. Hojas - Pool/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (L) takes part in a bilateral meeting with Spain's King Felipe (R) at the Palacio Real de Madrid in Madrid, Spain on July 10, 2016. Obama said he will cut short a foreign trip and visit Dallas next week as the shooting rampage by the black army veteran, who said he wanted to kill white cops, triggered urgent calls to mend troubled race relations in the United States. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama takes part in a bilateral meeting with Spain’s King Felipe at the Palacio Real de Madrid in Madrid, Spain

MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 10: US President Barack Obama give a speech at The Royal Palace on July 10, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. President Obama arrived yesterday from the NATO summit in Warsaw and has reportedly had to shorten his first official visit to Spain after the Dallas shootings which killed five policemen on Thursday. (Photo by Borja B. Hojas - Pool/Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 10: King Felipe VI of Spain (L) receives US President Barack Obama (R) at The Royal Palace on July 10, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. President Obama arrived yesterday from the NATO summit in Warsaw and has reportedly had to shorten his first official visit to Spain after the Dallas shootings which killed five policemen on Thursday. (Photo by Borja B. Hojas - Pool/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (L) takes part in a bilateral meeting with Spain's King Felipe (R) at the Palacio Real de Madrid in Madrid, Spain on July 10, 2016. Obama said he will cut short a foreign trip and visit Dallas next week as the shooting rampage by the black army veteran, who said he wanted to kill white cops, triggered urgent calls to mend troubled race relations in the United States. / AFP / Mandel Ngan (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 10: US President Barack Obama give a speech at The Royal Palace on July 10, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. President Obama arrived yesterday from the NATO summit in Warsaw and has reportedly had to shorten his first official visit to Spain after the Dallas shootings which killed five policemen on Thursday. (Photo by Borja B. Hojas - Pool/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 10: King Felipe VI of Spain (R) receives US President Barack Obama (L) at The Royal Palace on July 10, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. President Obama arrived yesterday from the NATO summit in Warsaw and has reportedly had to shorten his first official visit to Spain after the Dallas shootings which killed five policemen on Thursday. (Photo by Borja B. Hojas - Pool/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 10: King Felipe VI of Spain (R) receives US President Barack Obama (L) at The Royal Palace on July 10, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. President Obama arrived yesterday from the NATO summit in Warsaw and has reportedly had to shorten his first official visit to Spain after the Dallas shootings which killed five policemen on Thursday. (Photo by Borja B. Hojas - Pool/Getty Images)

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (L) shakes hand with US president Barack Obama at Moncloa palace in Madrid on July 10, 2016. Obama said he will cut short a foreign trip and visit Dallas next week as the shooting rampage by the black army veteran, who said he wanted to kill white cops, triggered urgent calls to mend troubled race relations in the United States. / AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama (L) speaks with Spain's interim prime minister Mariano Rajoy during a bilateral meeting at Moncloa palace in Madrid on July 10, 2016. Obama said he will cut short a foreign trip and visit Dallas next week as the shooting rampage by the black army veteran, who said he wanted to kill white cops, triggered urgent calls to mend troubled race relations in the United States. / AFP / Mandel Ngan (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama speaks with Spain’s interim prime minister Mariano Rajoy during a bilateral meeting at Moncloa palace in Madrid

US President Barack Obama (L) speaks with Spain's interim prime minister Mariano Rajoy during a bilateral meeting at Moncloa palace in Madrid on July 10, 2016. Obama said he will cut short a foreign trip and visit Dallas next week as the shooting rampage by the black army veteran, who said he wanted to kill white cops, triggered urgent calls to mend troubled race relations in the United States. / AFP / Mandel Ngan (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 10: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (L) receives U.S. President Barack Obama (R) at Moncloa Palace on July 10, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. President Obama arrived yesterday from the NATO summit in Warsaw and has reportedly had to shorten his first official visit to Spain after the Dallas shootings which killed five policemen on Thursday. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Spain's interim prime minister Mariano Rajoy during a bilateral meeting at Moncloa palace in Madrid on July 10, 2016. Obama said he will cut short a foreign trip and visit Dallas next week as the shooting rampage by the black army veteran, who said he wanted to kill white cops, triggered urgent calls to mend troubled race relations in the United States. / AFP / Mandel Ngan (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 10: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (2nd L) and U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R) pose for a photograph before their meeting at La Moncloa palace in Madrid, Spain on July 10, 2016. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 10: US President Barack Obama departs from Torrejon Airport to Rota Naval Base in Cadiz on July 10, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. President Obama arrived yesterday from the NATO summit in Warsaw and has reportedly had to shorten his first official visit to Spain after the Dallas shootings which killed five policemen on Thursday. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 10: Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Jose Garcia-Margallo (R) walks with US President Barack Obama (L) to the Air Force One as Barack Obama departs from Madrid to Rota Naval Base in Cadiz on 10 July, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. President Obama arrived yesterday from the NATO summit in Warsaw and has reportedly had to shorten his first official visit to Spain after the Dallas shootings which killed five policemen on Thursday. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Jose Garcia-Margallo (2ndR) accompanies US president Barack Obama (L) on his way to his plane at Torrejon de Ardoz airport on July 10, 2016. Obama said he will cut short a foreign trip and visit Dallas next week as the shooting rampage by the black army veteran, who said he wanted to kill white cops, triggered urgent calls to mend troubled race relations in the United States. / AFP / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Jose Garcia-Margallo walks with President Barack Obama to the Air Force One as Barack Obama departs from Madrid to Rota Naval Base in Cadiz

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US president Barack Obama (C) waves past Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Jose Garcia-Margallo (R), on his way to his plane at Torrejon de Ardoz airport on July 10, 2016. Obama said he will cut short a foreign trip and visit Dallas next week as the shooting rampage by the black army veteran, who said he wanted to kill white cops, triggered urgent calls to mend troubled race relations in the United States. / AFP / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 10: US President Barack Obama departs from Torrejon Airport to Rota Naval Base in Cadiz on July 10, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. President Obama arrived yesterday from the NATO summit in Warsaw and has reportedly had to shorten his first official visit to Spain after the Dallas shootings which killed five policemen on Thursday. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama (C) arrives to tour the USS Ross Navy ship at the Naval Station Rota, in Rota, southwestern Spain on July 10, 2016. Obama said he will cut short a foreign trip and visit Dallas next week as the shooting rampage by the black army veteran, who said he wanted to kill white cops, triggered urgent calls to mend troubled race relations in the United States. / AFP / Mandel Ngan (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (R) chats with a soldier as he tours the USS Ross Navy ship at the Naval Station Rota, in Rota, southwestern Spain on July 10, 2016. Obama said he will cut short a foreign trip and visit Dallas next week as the shooting rampage by the black army veteran, who said he wanted to kill white cops, triggered urgent calls to mend troubled race relations in the United States. / AFP / Mandel Ngan (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama (C) listens to a commander as he tours the USS Ross Navy ship at the Naval Station Rota, in Rota, southwestern Spain on July 10, 2016. Obama said he will cut short a foreign trip and visit Dallas next week as the shooting rampage by the black army veteran, who said he wanted to kill white cops, triggered urgent calls to mend troubled race relations in the United States. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama listens to a commander as he tours the USS Ross Navy ship at the Naval Station Rota

US President Barack Obama (C) leaves the USS Ross Navy ship after a visit on board, at the Naval Station Rota, in Rota, southwestern Spain on July 10, 2016. Obama said he will cut short a foreign trip and visit Dallas next week as the shooting rampage by the black army veteran, who said he wanted to kill white cops, triggered urgent calls to mend troubled race relations in the United States. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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ROTA, SPAIN - JULY 10: U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he visits Rota naval base on July 10, 2016 in Rota, Spain. President Obama arrived yesterday from the NATO summit in Warsaw and has reportedly had to shorten his first official visit to Spain after the Dallas shootings which killed five policemen. (Photo by Niccolo Guasti/Getty Images)

US president Barack Obama speaks to service members at the Naval Station Rota, in Rota, southwestern Spain on July 10, 2016 Obama said he will cut short a foreign trip and visit Dallas next week as the shooting rampage by the black army veteran, who said he wanted to kill white cops, triggered urgent calls to mend troubled race relations in the United States. / AFP / JORGE GUERRERO (Photo credit should read JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama speaks to service members at the Naval Station Rota, in Rota, southwestern Spain

MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 10: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as he visits Rota naval base on July 10, 2016 in Rota, Spain. President Obama arrived yesterday from the NATO summit in Warsaw and has reportedly had to shorten his first official visit to Spain after the Dallas shootings which killed five policemen. (Photo by Niccolo Guasti/Getty Images)

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US president Barack Obama gestures as he speaks to service members at the Naval Station Rota, in Rota, southwestern Spain on July 10, 2016 Obama said he will cut short a foreign trip and visit Dallas next week as the shooting rampage by the black army veteran, who said he wanted to kill white cops, triggered urgent calls to mend troubled race relations in the United States. / AFP / JORGE GUERRERO (Photo credit should read JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)

MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 10: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as he visits Rota naval base on July 10, 2016 in Rota, Spain. President Obama arrived yesterday from the NATO summit in Warsaw and has reportedly had to shorten his first official visit to Spain after the Dallas shootings which killed five policemen. (Photo by Niccolo Guasti/Getty Images)

ROTA, SPAIN - JULY 10: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as he visits Rota naval base on July 10, 2016 in Rota, Spain. President Obama arrived yesterday from the NATO summit in Warsaw and has reportedly had to shorten his first official visit to Spain after the Dallas shootings which killed five policemen. (Photo by Niccolo Guasti/Getty Images)

US president Barack Obama waves after speaking to service members at the Naval Station Rota, in Rota, southwestern Spain on July 10, 2016 Obama said he will cut short a foreign trip and visit Dallas next week as the shooting rampage by the black army veteran, who said he wanted to kill white cops, triggered urgent calls to mend troubled race relations in the United States. / AFP / JORGE GUERRERO (Photo credit should read JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)

ROTA, SPAIN - JULY 10: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as he visits Rota naval base on July 10, 2016 in Rota, Spain. President Obama arrived yesterday from the NATO summit in Warsaw and has reportedly had to shorten his first official visit to Spain after the Dallas shootings which killed five policemen. (Photo by Niccolo Guasti/Getty Images)

ROTA, SPAIN - JULY 10: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as he visits Rota naval base on July 10, 2016 in Rota, Spain. President Obama arrived yesterday from the NATO summit in Warsaw and has reportedly had to shorten his first official visit to Spain after the Dallas shootings which killed five policemen. (Photo by Niccolo Guasti/Getty Images)

ROTA, SPAIN - JULY 10: U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he visits Rota naval base on July 10, 2016 in Rota, Spain. President Obama arrived yesterday from the NATO summit in Warsaw and has reportedly had to shorten his first official visit to Spain after the Dallas shootings which killed five policemen. (Photo by Niccolo Guasti/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (R) greets attendees after speaking to service members at the Naval Station Rota, in Rota, southwestern Spain on July 10, 2016. Obama said he will cut short a foreign trip and visit Dallas next week as the shooting rampage by the black army veteran, who said he wanted to kill white cops, triggered urgent calls to mend troubled race relations in the United States. / AFP / Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (3rdR) greets attendees after speaking to service members at the Naval Station Rota, in Rota, southwestern Spain on July 10, 2016. Obama said he will cut short a foreign trip and visit Dallas next week as the shooting rampage by the black army veteran, who said he wanted to kill white cops, triggered urgent calls to mend troubled race relations in the United States. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

US president Barack Obama laughs after speaking to service members at the Naval Station Rota, in Rota, southwestern Spain on July 10, 2016 Obama said he will cut short a foreign trip and visit Dallas next week as the shooting rampage by the black army veteran, who said he wanted to kill white cops, triggered urgent calls to mend troubled race relations in the United States. / AFP / JORGE GUERRERO (Photo credit should read JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)


128 Responses to “The President’s Day In Spain”


  1. 1 MightyPamela
    July 10, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    πŸ•‰β€πŸ•‰β€

  2. 3 desertflower
    July 10, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

  3. 4 Dudette
    July 10, 2016 at 8:05 pm

  4. 10 Dudette
    July 10, 2016 at 8:08 pm

  5. 14 desertflower
    July 10, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    h/t BJ

  6. 16 Don
    July 10, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    The one thing I love about President Obama’s visits to other countries is the palaces and residences that he visits. The architecture seems so grand and stately and regal. I love these pictures.

  7. 18 FoxfireTX
    July 10, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Nerdy, THANK YOU for this FEAST! I laughed for the first time today. What are we going to do without this man to pick us all up?

  8. 19 Dudette
    July 10, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Love this roundup Nerdy! Such a refreshing respite from the day’s worries to come and be reminded that we have this amazing man as our President.
    Thank you!

  9. 20 desertflower
    July 10, 2016 at 8:32 pm

  10. 21 hopefruit2
    July 10, 2016 at 8:37 pm

  11. 23 JER
    July 10, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    President Obama arrives Joint Base Andrews. Click here β–Ί β–Ί http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

    • July 10, 2016 at 8:51 pm

      watching the President deplane…its a JOY

      • July 10, 2016 at 9:07 pm

        Another basketball game keeping POTUS on board tonight??

        • July 10, 2016 at 9:08 pm

          What’s the hold up?

        • 28 Don
          July 10, 2016 at 9:16 pm

          That’s not fair, when I want to stay home and watch a basketball game I’m forced to go to the grocery with my wife, you’d think she’d let me pick out a box of Capt’n crunch for even going with her, but no, it’s either raisin brain or nothing at all.

          • 29 desertflower
            July 10, 2016 at 9:29 pm

            What is it with you guys and Capt. Crunch? My husband loves that too…nasty stuff. Raisin bran all the way:)

            • 30 Don
              July 10, 2016 at 9:43 pm

              Capt. Crunch is like the Rolls Royce of cereals, once you’ve had Capt. Crunch everything else is just a waste of time.

              • 31 desertflower
                July 10, 2016 at 10:05 pm

                No. Just no. That stuff is so nasty…

                • 32 Don
                  July 10, 2016 at 10:22 pm

                  I’m sorry that for whatever reason you aren’t able to enjoy what might possibly be the best cereal to have ever been made. Capt. Crunch is more than a cereal, it is an experience, it puts other cereals to shame with the possible exception of Frosted Flakes. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying the Frosted Flakes can rival Capt. Crunch because Frosted Flakes doesn’t have the consistency, it doesn’t have the quality control of a Capt. Crunch. I’ve had great boxes of FF and good boxes of FF, but what sets it apart from CC is that every box of CC that I have ever had has been exceptional. And for that reason I must go with CC as the hands down champion of cereals.

                  • July 10, 2016 at 10:30 pm

                    Don, you are a treasure in this world. Reading your words here means so much; moving, insightful, heartbreaking — always a gift. This one is the hilarious best. We will have to get a box of C Crunch and enjoy it lifting our spoons to Captain Don Crunch.

                    • 34 Don
                      July 10, 2016 at 10:42 pm

                      You mock me! The contempt you have for CC is palpable. I would rather you not get a box; you speak of CC as just a cereal. It is more than a cereal; you probable think that a Mont Blanc is just a pen or that Renior was just some portrait painter. I think I’m going to spend the rest of my days alone, not being bothered.

                    • July 10, 2016 at 10:44 pm

                      No, sir, not at all, never! Highest respect, ever and always. πŸ™‚

                  • 36 Dudette
                    July 11, 2016 at 12:30 am

                    Bruh! Team Capn Crunch over here! πŸ‘ŠπŸΎ

                  • July 11, 2016 at 8:39 am

                    Jesus, have you never tried Grape Nuts? That’s the very Miriam-Webster definition of CRUNCH. Honest and true. Crunch.

                    • 38 Dudette
                      July 11, 2016 at 9:37 am

                      I like Grape Nuts, but they can sometimes be like eating a bowl of pebbles. They don’t hold a candle to Capn Crunch’s sweet, fluffy, crunchy goodness! πŸ˜„

                    • July 11, 2016 at 9:44 am

                      Hmmmmm, hard to imagine both crunchy AND fluffy, Dudette. I’ll have to take your word for it. Hee.

                    • 40 Dudette
                      July 11, 2016 at 9:48 am

                      Try it! That’s the genius of the Capn! πŸ˜„

          • 41 susanne
            July 11, 2016 at 12:36 am

            Always grateful for the level of discourse here. That said, Trix. πŸ™‚

  12. July 10, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    My God….look at how the police are armed against unarmed citizens..We Are Citizens of the United States…We are not the enemy

    • 47 FoxfireTX
      July 10, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      OMG! I thought the cops learned NOT to do this after Ferguson! What is wrong with this department? They are the ones inciting a riot!

  13. July 10, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Totally disgusting ….

    Thank you NW!!

    {{{{{{{{{Chips}}}}}}}}}}

    Take care TOD!

  14. 49 Dudette
    July 10, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    I can’t even…

  15. July 10, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    FACT ….

    Yes WE Can

  16. 57 Dudette
    July 10, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    • 58 jacquelineoboomer
      July 10, 2016 at 9:34 pm

      God bless him, always.

      • 59 jackiegrumbacher
        July 10, 2016 at 9:53 pm

        Dudette, I remember that night so well it seems like yesterday. He spoke in the rain in Virginia toward the end of the 2008 campaign shortly after his grandmother died and some of that rain included tears.

  17. 62 Dudette
    July 10, 2016 at 9:02 pm

  18. 65 desertflower
    July 10, 2016 at 9:10 pm
    • 66 99ts
      July 10, 2016 at 11:39 pm

      And I still wish PBO was not going to Dallas. Apart from the images it brings into focus, why is a police death any more memorable than the death of all those killed for no reason by the police. He should not have to be the mourner in chief. Congress should be out their mourning for all those their lack of action have killed.

  19. July 10, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    • 70 jacquelineoboomer
      July 10, 2016 at 9:32 pm

      Okay.

    • July 10, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      I’m glad Pres. Obama has been invited by the mayor of Dallas to do this. Only he has the compassion, wisdom and skills to bring healing. At the same time he can highlight the reform that has already been done by Dallas Police Chief David Brown.

  20. 73 amk for obama
    July 10, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    from bj, an iconic pic.

    • 74 jacquelineoboomer
      July 10, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      Don’t know who took the pic, but at the very least it should be on the cover of TIME.

      • 75 amk for obama
        July 10, 2016 at 10:15 pm

        Yup. The provocation, the over reaction and the aggressiveness in one pic.

        • 76 jacquelineoboomer
          July 10, 2016 at 10:18 pm

          Yes. Her fragile beauty, her total lack of being able to instill fear, thus showing up the wall of fear that greets her with a hand tie. Because they can.

          The real resistance in this pic is in them – not her.

          • July 10, 2016 at 10:39 pm

            I see a Queen, gazing with quiet strength, clothed in elegant simple finery, serene and in charge of herself and her spirit and her world, and I see the overwrought, overdressed, robot-meanie trio bowing to her, as if going back into a curtsy. The row in back staring in awe at her dignity and fearless tranquility. Impossibly beautiful moment from the ugliness on display.

            • 78 carolyn
              July 10, 2016 at 11:46 pm

              Queen is exactly what I was thinking Nancie. I thought of Queen Esther going into King Darius to petition for her people. She went not knowing if he would accept her presence or banish her. This young woman is Queen Esther with her head held high, and those “men” are afraid of her…..they are the ones covered up with all sorts of protective gear…….they are the weak and the pitiful. She is the strong and graceful.

            • 79 jacquelineoboomer
              July 11, 2016 at 12:27 am

              I just sighed on that, Nancie. I just sighed. Thank you for those beautiful words to describe the new Queen.

      • 82 99ts
        July 10, 2016 at 11:37 pm

        There are a few similar around. One at the NY daily news is noted as Max Becherer/AP . I thought I saw another marked reuters but can’t find it. Someone is going to win an award with one of them. Amazing courageous woman.

        • 83 jacquelineoboomer
          July 11, 2016 at 12:26 am

          Thanks for finding those … it justifies an award – in my book! There’s always at least one person who will stand up to negative power throes, individually, representing everybody.

          • 84 99ts
            July 11, 2016 at 9:16 am

            She has earned her place in history & I am sure will meet POTUS before too much time has passed.

    • 85 nathkatun7
      July 11, 2016 at 2:29 am

      This is what courage and grace under fire looks like. What a beautiful, bold and brave young woman, standing erect for justice and basic humanity! Thank you so much, AMK, for sharing this “iconic pic.”

    • July 11, 2016 at 8:50 am

      I don’t know if you could find a greater juxtaposition or contrast of who is involved in this struggle: An unarmed young feminine woman in flowing summer dress standing tall and guys who think they’re so tough, who are wearing the weapons and garb of war crouched in attack. I mean they’re dressed like cartoon characters, really. Except they’re real people on a real day in a real situation. How much did all that crap they’re wearing cost the taxpayers? It looks like they’re prepared for a nuclear war. I bet they couldn’t wait for the moment when they could wear it. It’s so utterly sickening.

    • 87 Obama Grandmama
      July 11, 2016 at 11:32 am

      Looks like our own Tianamen Square moment of shame.

  21. July 10, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    I have been keeping clear of the news shows and all because this s the time when they will dig up idiots like Rudy Giuliani and others who will try to blame the President for those officers being kill in Texas. It just piss me off how some people think that you can’t question police officers. If you do you must be against them. If you can question any other profession you ought to be able to question police officers, there are bad police officers, just like their are bad everything else, including human beings.

  22. July 10, 2016 at 9:59 pm

  23. 93 amk for obama
    July 10, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Is there any statistic on white cops killing POC and vice versa?

    • 94 jacquelineoboomer
      July 10, 2016 at 10:11 pm

      Somewhere today – maybe on twitter – think I saw a comment that those statistics are very hard to come by … that will probably be changing, now that light has hit that fact! Of course, this isn’t the first time that’s been exposed, so we shall see.

    • 95 Don
      July 10, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      I’m sure the FBI has those statistics somewhere, companies and corporations wouldn’t be able to make money if they weren’t able to chart human behavior. Criminologist chart human behavior, and seeing as the FBI is the biggest and baddest law enforcement agency probably in the world I’m sure they know when police kill or are killed.

      • 96 FoxfireTX
        July 10, 2016 at 11:18 pm

        They have not existed which is part of the problem, there has been no national database of any kind of police involved shootings. If I remember correctly, in one of the bills that PBO got through at year end, perhaps 2014, there was a requirement for the establishment of such a data and a requirement for the locals to report. But at most it would only be one year old if that.

        • 97 Don
          July 10, 2016 at 11:28 pm

          I refuse to believe that those statistics aren’t kept somewhere. I believe what you are saying, but of all the statistics not to keep that one should have been the last to go.

          • 98 cd4biden
            July 11, 2016 at 12:43 am

            “Should have been the last to go.”
            Unless you don’t want anyone to know the truth about your department, and then no one tabulates the shootings. Thus the need for transparency.

  24. 99 MightyPamela
    July 10, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Did someone mention President of Swag?

  25. July 10, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    NerdyWonka NerdyWonka: the greatness and generosity and brilliance of your work here and on twitter and in the world cannot be measured. I could not get through these times without your astounding dedication to getting All These Stories, beautifully and fast and eloquently and with humor sass insight detail — whatever the occasion calls for, you bring it. 10,000,000 thanks.

  26. 101 GGail
    July 10, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    She looks beautiful…

    After Leslie Jones took to Twitter to lament no designers wanted to dress her for the Ghostbusters premiere, Christian Siriano came to the rescue. And the end product was worth the frustration.

    The Saturday Night Live star turned heads at the event in Los Angeles on Saturday in a red gown with off-the-shoulder straps and a high slit. Jones accessorized with silver heels and a statement necklace with no shortage of bling.

    The comedian knew she wanted her look to be a bit different than her normally casual style.

    β€œI knew I wanted to be β€˜sexy,’ and show off my body a little bit,” Jones told reporters at the premiere.

    https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/leslie-jones-looks-red-hot-161800735.html

  27. 110 globalcitizenlinda
    July 10, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    I think the Governor of Louisiana and/or the AG Lynch need to tell the Baton Rouge police force to stand down.

    I have seen more than enough.

    police should know that the more they use hard tactics to prevent people from protesting peacefully, the more angry people will become.

    with emotions so high already, a show of force means that this can’t end well

    • 111 Don
      July 10, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      I thought this Governor was supposed to be the anti-Jindal, at least that was his selling point.

      • 112 FoxfireTX
        July 10, 2016 at 11:20 pm

        He is, but hasn’t been in office long, has a huge financial mess to clean up and I don’t believe he has any prior political experience. What he should do is declare a state of emergency and send the national guard in without riot gear, get the BRPD out of there. They are making things far worse.

    • 114 globalcitizenlinda
      July 11, 2016 at 12:31 am

      the sane voices need to take charge

  28. 117 Dudette
    July 11, 2016 at 12:38 am

  29. 120 Dudette
    July 11, 2016 at 12:42 am

    Badassess one and all! Go Ladies! πŸ’ͺπŸΎπŸ‘ΈπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

  30. 122 Dudette
    July 11, 2016 at 12:48 am

    Wow!

  31. 123 susanne
    July 11, 2016 at 1:19 am

    my president is looking very fine πŸ™‚

  32. 125 arapaho415
    July 11, 2016 at 1:20 am

    GM TODville.

    I think everyone on Twitter has seen the iconic photo of the regal woman in the flowing, yet form-fitting dress exercising her Constitutional right to silent protest when confronted by cowering men loaded down with weapons of war.

    This struck me as the kind of story that would be at the top of the Daily Mail UK homepage, which it is now (1:15am EDT).
    Article says she’s a 28-year-old nurse from NY:

    Background on the photo and photographer:

    And another photo from Baton Rouge taken by the same photographer:

    • 126 arapaho415
      July 11, 2016 at 1:26 am

      Forgot to mention that the officers in the photo are Louisiana State Police (which seems so weird to me — I know TX has Texas Rangers because of their history, but don’t understand the need for state police — CA has the Highway Patrol, but they only have authority on highways and freeways here), not Baton Rouge PD.

  33. 127 Dudette
    July 11, 2016 at 1:38 am

    Yes.She.Did!


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