20
Jun
11

a week in africa (video added)

First lady Michelle Obama holds a bouquet of flowers, and daughters Malia and Sasha are draped in blankets given to them upon landing in Pretoria, as they begin their week long trip to Africa

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA’S VISIT TO SOUTH AFRICA AND BOTSWANA

MONDAY, JUNE 20 – JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

 First Lady Michelle Obama and her family will arrive at Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria, South Africa.

TUESDAY, JUNE 21 – PRETORIA & JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

Mrs. Obama will start her day by traveling to Pretoria, the capital of South Africa, where she will meet with President Zuma’s wife, Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma, at the official residence of the President.

Mrs. Obama will then remain in Pretoria where she will attend a reception with South African leaders organized by the U.S. Embassy

Mrs. Obama and her family will visit the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, meeting with Graca Machel, Former First Lady of Mozambique, and wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who will give them a tour of the Foundation and provide a private viewing of former President Mandela’s archives.

Finally, Mrs. Obama and her family will tour the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 – JOHANNESBURG & CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

In the morning, Mrs. Obama will travel to the Regina Mundi Church in Soweto, where she will deliver the keynote address to a U.S.-sponsored Young African Women Leaders Forum.

 Mrs. Obama will then visit the Hector Pieterson Memorial, honoring the twelve year-old boy who protested apartheid and was shot and killed by apartheid government police

In the afternoon, the Young African Women Leaders will be divided into three breakout sessions where they will discuss ideas and build connections with each other. Mrs. Obama will visit two of these sessions.

Mrs. Obama will complete her visit to Johannesburg by leading the final group of forum participants in a community service project at a community center.

In the evening, Mrs. Obama and her family will depart Johannesburg for Cape Town at Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria.

Mrs. Obama and her family will arrive in Cape Town at Cape Town International Airport that evening.

THURSDAY, JUNE 23 – CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Mrs. Obama will begin her day in Cape Town by thanking United States Consulate employees and their families.

Then Mrs. Obama and her family will visit Robben Island – where former President Nelson Mandela was held for 18 of the 27 years he was imprisoned.

Mrs. Obama will invite students from area schools in historically disadvantaged communities for a day-long university “immersion experience” at the University of Cape Town. The University of Cape Town will provide the students with campus tours, discussions with University students and exposure to studying on campus. The students will attend a full day of activities at the University of Cape Town, concluding the day with a visit by Mrs. Obama, who will deliver brief remarks and answer their questions.

Mrs. Obama will complete her day with a visit to the Cape Town Soccer Stadium, site of the 2010 FIFA World Cup matches. There she will meet with Archbishop Desmond Tutu for a visit that will be covered by a pre-established press pool. Mrs. Obama will then meet with organizations dedicated to combating HIV/AIDS in South Africa, including using soccer as a means to convene and educate South African children about HIV/AIDS.

Finally, at the Cape Town Soccer Stadium, Mrs. Obama will join girls and boys from the Cape Town area, including its townships, on the soccer field for activities and drills.

FRIDAY, JUNE 24 – CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA & GABORONE, BOTSWANA

In the morning, Mrs. Obama and her family will depart Cape Town, South Africa for Gaborone, Botswana at Cape Town International Airport.

Mrs. Obama and her family will arrive in Gaborone, Botswana at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport.

Mrs. Obama will visit the Botswana Baylor Children’s Clinic Center of Excellence’s Teen Club that was assembled to teach leadership among teens and encourage young people to teach others about HIV/AIDS. Mrs. Obama will join Teen Club members in a service project at the site for the planned Botswana Baylor Adolescent Center.

Mrs. Obama will travel to the Presidency where she will meet with President Ian Khama.

SATURDAY, JUNE 25 – GABORONE, BOTSWANA

Mrs. Obama will begin her day by thanking U.S. Embassy employees and their families. Following this event, Mrs. Obama and her family will depart for private family safari events.

SUNDAY, JUNE 26 – GABORONE, BOTSWANA

Mrs. Obama and her family will depart Gaborone, Botswana at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport.

First lady Michelle Obama and her mother Marian Robinson look on as daughters Malia and Sasha are given blankets as they land in Pretoria


131 Responses to “a week in africa (video added)”


  1. 1 P
    June 20, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Yay!!!!! They arrived safe!! Thank you God!!!

  2. 3 Doris
    June 20, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Thanks Chips, all is well. 😀

    • June 20, 2011 at 4:16 pm

      Sorry Doris!! A nightmare of a day – work was nuts, then my electricity went for TWO hours!!!!!! Just going to eat now, will catch up then 😉

      • 5 Doris
        June 20, 2011 at 4:17 pm

        We love you and know that you have a life. We’ve been patient. Glad you are here and okay too!!! Don’t ever forget how much we appreciate you. Rest.

      • June 20, 2011 at 7:33 pm

        Ahh Chips, I’m sorry that you’re having a doosy of a day. I’m glad that you’re okay, take your time and settle down, and catch your breath. Thank you so much for your devoted devotion here. Nice pictures of the obamas and the robinsons 🙂 I love you Chips, and I appreciate you too 🙂

        • June 20, 2011 at 7:53 pm

          Thank you Luci!! My work was almost done when the friggin’ electricity went, so I lost half of what I’d done 😦 Tomorrow has to be better!!!

          • 12 LunarSea
            June 20, 2011 at 8:03 pm

            2 words: That. Sucks.

            Glad you haven’t given up. No worries. Take all the time you need. We know this must be so time consuming and understand you have a life outside the wundertubes. Big hugs

      • 13 Obama Proud
        June 20, 2011 at 8:08 pm

        Chips, SO love, appreciate and admire you for daily (hourly) leading the charge.

        I don’t say thanks often enough.

        XOXOXOXOXO

  3. 15 isonprize
    June 20, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    WOW!!!! WOWZIE WOWZER!!! Oh, oh, oh. how I LOVE this picture of the girls and Michelle Obama! Were the flowers and the flags given to them when they landed? How cool is that? Peace out. Gotta catch a 4:24 train!!

    • 16 P
      June 20, 2011 at 4:19 pm

      Yes it was….and it seems as if Sasha made a friend with the little girl in purple! She was hugging Sasha in another pic..how sweet! What a welcome huh!!! 🙂

    • 17 Doris
      June 20, 2011 at 4:19 pm

      Yep, the flowers are probably one of their first gifts!!! Wish I was there, teehee!

  4. June 20, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Wow! They are there. The first picture. Here we go on our journey. What is that the girls are wrap in?

  5. 29 itgurl_22@yahoo.com
    June 20, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I love that ethnic inspired print of Mrs. O’s jacket.

  6. June 20, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Dnc outraises rnc by 4.5 million in month of may. 10.6 million-6.1million!

    No word of this from our msm who only reports negative exaggerated rightwing talking points!

    • 32 AnitaW
      June 20, 2011 at 4:43 pm

      A lot more being raised since DSW took over and POTUS announced reelction campaign.

    • 33 GGail
      June 20, 2011 at 4:59 pm

      That’s good news Jovie. Thanks for reporting it! Let’s continue to contribute to DNC and help them reach their goal by June 30th!!

      • June 20, 2011 at 7:31 pm

        I sent my donation in last week. It may not be a lot, but I’m going to keep sending in what I can. And I plan on talking to my family and friends and asking them to send in whatever they can. This re-election is too important.

        • June 20, 2011 at 7:46 pm

          Yes I sent a donation In last week along with a Presidential Survey, that I get a few times a year It Is a chance to tell the Dnc how I rate PBO. Of course I give him a good rating. Plus I send a few dollars online sometimes, and here and there sometimes. I’m doing what i can. I’m operating on a fixed and retired Income. Makes me feel good that I can contribute something 🙂

        • 36 GGail
          June 20, 2011 at 7:46 pm

          It sure is an important re-election anniebella and that’s why no amount is too small. Thanks for showing your support to our President! 😀

    • June 20, 2011 at 5:02 pm

      LOL- that is outstanding news Jovie, I was wondering who raised the most.. and whether the media would take notice when dems outraised repubs. If anyone is ever in doubt of our media’s bias- this should answer that question. Also.. wondering here for those who watch Rachel or others on MSNBC… will they mention it?

      Wonderful pictures and news of FLOTUS & children’s arrival- I too am looking forward to this trip.. thank you Chips~

    • 38 Jessica
      June 20, 2011 at 7:29 pm

      It amazes me that people are seriously donating to the RNC with all the nonsense and foolery they are doing. But cults have their followers.

      • June 20, 2011 at 7:33 pm

        Let’s not forget there are people out there who hate this President. So it does not surprise me. Racists sure do have their followers.

      • June 20, 2011 at 7:48 pm

        Yeah, but they probably have the Koch Brothers dropping heavy $$$$

        • 41 isonprize
          June 20, 2011 at 9:35 pm

          Oh yeah!! The Koch brothers hate Pres. Obama’s very being!! They STILL can’t and won’t wrap their minds around this man being president. It’s really a shame. They are evil. Really, really evil.

    • June 20, 2011 at 7:34 pm

      However, I read that that total includes 6.1 million transfered from Obama’s Victory Fund.

    • 43 LunarSea
      June 20, 2011 at 8:09 pm

      Unfortunately, they don’t have to do much fundraising. They have Citizen’s United. They will just sit back and wait till they get a solid nominee, then flood their winner with cash. Koch brothers alone can match anything PBO raises with a flick of a pen.

      This is what PBO is up against and why he has to start now and continue to raise cash for the next 1 1/2 years. The money the thugs spent in the mid terms will look like chump change when all is said and done.

    • 44 DreamChaser57
      June 20, 2011 at 8:14 pm

      Fanstastic news, Jovie – I so appreciate you us informed. Wonderful. Absolutely Wonderful. Well maybe the DNC fundraising raising totals have been understated -they should be $10,000,025.00 -Yep I will be giving $25 *smile*

    • 45 askew3
      June 20, 2011 at 10:15 pm

      Yeah! I’ve been waiting for that number to come out. Now we just need to see the Obama re-elect campaign’s numbers. I hope they report a massive # to shut up the PL and the media.

  7. 46 Debz
    June 20, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Beautiful Photo So happy they arrived safely.

  8. June 20, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    HOME….The land of our origin. Be safe and blessed Mrs. O.

  9. 48 graciouslady
    June 20, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Please Lord, take care of our President’s family and, bring them back to us, safely.

  10. June 20, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Thank you……… Thank you Chip for this beautiful picture…………………:-)

  11. 50 AnitaW
    June 20, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    They look a little tired. Happy they’ve arrived safely and I’m sure they will enjoy the trip.

  12. 51 Doris
    June 20, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I love Mrs. Robinson’s and the girls colorful shoes. They matched the blankets perfectly!

  13. 52 Charmed
    June 20, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Oh, now I see the 2nd picture….at 1st I couldn’t figure out what ya’ll where looking at…why is my space black? How do I change this.

  14. June 20, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Beautiful! Great to see they landed safely and were greeted so warmly. Adventure awaits…and awaaaaaaay we go………

    • 54 hopefruit2
      June 20, 2011 at 6:02 pm

      Yes, I’m glad that they landed safely and received this beautiful introduction. I came home just in time for this. Thanks Chipsticks!

  15. 55 Titti
    June 20, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Was just about to turn in when I thought I’d take a peek. You never let us down (((Chips))). What a lovely welcome.

  16. June 20, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    By the way, the reason why in Botswana she is meeting with the President himself and not the wife is because he is not married….!

  17. 58 MTmarilyn
    June 20, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Those pictures bring tears to my eye. The emotion of this trip is so much. I pray for a very wonderful and safe trip. This will be amazing.

    • June 20, 2011 at 5:42 pm

      Me too MTmarilyn………….Today has been an emotional roller coaster for me……….I believe this will be a memorable journey for all.
      The visit to the cell where Mandela was imprisoned for 27years and to see all his memorabilia, will give me plenty so sob about .
      As they say in S. Africa “From Prison to President 🙂

      Safe journey

      • 60 MTmarilyn
        June 20, 2011 at 6:25 pm

        I have a friend who was able to go to South Africa to study for a month. She is part Indian and getting her doctorate in a whole new field of native studies, . She said her trip there was so emotional and fulfilling. We are very excited to see this trip thru Michelle’s and the girls.

        • June 20, 2011 at 6:56 pm

          My SIL was born in Botswana. He has family there and in South Africa. I’ve spent considerable time in both countries. This trip of FLOTUS and the girls is so emotional for my whole family.

  18. 63 lisalovesobama
    June 20, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Ahhhhhhh. Tweety has a segment on Friday’s Let Me Finish. Still seems as though he’ll be talking about Democrats not having enough women leaders again. Waiting to see what that toot will say.

    • 64 Debz
      June 20, 2011 at 5:46 pm

      Didn’t he get enough e-mail from every one complaining about that segment Friday? When Tweety gets the hots for someone there is no stopping him, iguess.

      • 65 theo67
        June 20, 2011 at 5:50 pm

        i abandoned Tweety a long time ago – his emotions were too much of a roller coaster for me. I only watch when people say there’s something worth watching. I’ve now relegated Rachel and O’Donnell to that place, as well. They just swing too wildly.

    • 66 Doris
      June 20, 2011 at 5:49 pm

      Chris is being an ass. He’s getting his butt schooled by Debbie and Anita. He’s good when he’s good, but can be so disappointing sometimes on certain issues. This is one he should stay away from. He just doesn’t get it. He’s secretly in love with Michelle Bachmann. He thinks he made her. He’s keeps saying that. I only watched this segment for the guests. He gets on my nerves.

      • 67 Debz
        June 20, 2011 at 5:51 pm

        I think he is just a sexist to the core and can’t help himself. He did this with Palin too. I;m surprised his wife and daughter don’t set him straight.

      • 68 hopefruit2
        June 20, 2011 at 6:51 pm

        Chris Matthews must be getting another thrill up his leg with Bachman. If I were his wife I would be concerned. That man is getting too many thrills up his leg from different policitians. One minute it’s Barack Obama, then it’s “President of the World” Bill Clinton, then it’s Ronald Reagan, then it’s Palin, and now it’s Bachman.

        Be afraid Mrs. Matthews, be very afraid.

  19. 70 Dakota
    June 20, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    These photos have me choking up…just beautiful. May their trip to Motherland be a joyful, safe and Blessed one.

  20. 71 Doris
    June 20, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    So true Debz. I was going to say but deleted it. I will say that I bet his wife beats him every night. She’s waaaaaay smarter than he is.

  21. June 20, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    As you’ve probably heard that, tonight Keith Olbermann will start his own show tonight on current tv. His first guest are, Michael Moore, Marko M? from(Dkos) and as i understand Shultzer will be his side kick……lol….let the bashin begin. I read in his interview that he has spoken to Rachel Maddow since he left MSNBC, yet he tweeted once saying, how’s that Michael Steele working out for ya?…..Evidently he doesn’t like the love affair she’s having with M Steele.
    It would be interesting to see if, his show will attract some of Rachel Maddow fans, we shall see?

    • 73 Marlz
      June 20, 2011 at 5:59 pm

      His show will not affect Rachael as she is at 9 and Keith is at 8!
      Lawrence will be affected, though!

      • 74 lisalovesobama
        June 20, 2011 at 6:18 pm

        I wouldn’t touch Oblerfool with a 10 foot pole. I’m sticking to Lawrence even if he is a douche sometimes i.e: Frackface Choi and Nutroots segments on Friday. Olberfool is a dye in the wool Nut, of the 7% Parasite Loser Nutroots. He and the other nuts have been mad at PBO from the very beginning when PBO got Bo instead of a mill or shelter puppy. Olberfool is a ginormous tool- unfortunately for him and his imaginary partners, his ego and girth are the only ‘big’ things about him. Ugh, can’t believe he’s back. Thank god I don’t have that station. 🙄

        • 75 hopefruit2
          June 20, 2011 at 6:48 pm

          At least Larry O’Donnell votes, and he said as much. Olbermann doesn’t vote, or at least he didn’t vote in 2008. Olbermann has no business telling PBO what to do because he sat his arse home in Nov 2008. He did not participate in the democracy – he has no business dictating to the President.

          FDL has officially jumped the shark as a Republican site. Almost all the comments are decisively anti-Obama with many pro-GOP. And it has been brought to the forefront that Jane Hamsher is actually a paid consultant for a Republican media outlet.

          http://rootedcosmopolitan.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/jane-hamsher-republican-consultant/

      • 78 Puddin
        June 20, 2011 at 11:29 pm

        Although I had planned to stay away from Keith and his craziness, I can’t watch even if I wanted to…I have basic cable (this is a good thing)! I saw Keith on Jimmy Fallon last week and from what he said his show is going to be even more “fringed” than his show on MSNBC…towards the end of his time on MSNBC most nights I turned him off. Keith told Jimmy, he hopes to get Rachel once her contract with MSNBC has ended. Lawrence get on my last nerve sometimes, but I would rather watch him than Keith any day.

    • 79 hopefruit2
      June 20, 2011 at 6:01 pm

      You mean he HASN’T spoken to RM since he left MSNBC? If so I wonder why. And that twit sounds very snarky and juvenile. I wonder what could have caused a rift between them. I guess Rachel didn’t stick up for him as he would have liked?

      • 80 Doris
        June 20, 2011 at 6:04 pm

        I think he wanted Rachel to walk with him.

        • 81 theo67
          June 20, 2011 at 6:07 pm

          I think Rachel did the right thing taking care of herself at MSNBC and letting Keith hang with his own rope. I’m sure she’s grateful that he gave her the start, but she built her own credibility. However, I also want to know what the Michael Steele love-fest is all about, and what she thinks she’s doing letting Cenk give commentary on her show as though he understands what he’s talking about.

          • 82 Doris
            June 20, 2011 at 6:14 pm

            Full disclosure. I’m not a fan of Rachel. Rachel is a member of the PL and I think she would go further left if she could. Ratings. Only after a meeting with the President did she back up a little. I’m from MD, so I truly don’t understand her love-fest with Michael Steele. She’s off the the charts like that Greenwald character.

            • 83 lisalovesobama
              June 20, 2011 at 6:27 pm

              Rachel Maddcow, like Olbertool, is a Nut of the 7% Parasite Losers Nutroots. I wonder if Ms. Maddcow lives her life like she complains about politics: completely black and white with no compromise or shades of grey in between? I love how she’s always trying to get us to emulate her great mentors the Greed Over People Party. Every time Democrats make the right moral choice she throws it back into their faces: “why did you get rid of Weiner the Weasel when the Repugs still have the prostitute guy……Why don’t Democrats sink to the the Nasty Republicans’ level and sling mud and tell untruths in order to win….why, why. why??????” I got a question for you Maddcow: why the hell are you still under the Democratic tent? Get the hell out if you’re so enamored of the GOP.

              • 85 theo67
                June 20, 2011 at 6:33 pm

                I totally agree with you, Lisa – just because the Repubs are in the hypocritical and value-less mud, why do we have to go there? Just because they hit below the belt, do we have to do it, too? The guy lied to her face, and instead of using this as an opportunity to show the differences in the two standards that the parties uphold, she bashed the Democrats because they chose to take the high road. How about showing that Weiner spent 13 years promoting himself and making a lot of noise, but delivering very little tangible benefits on his own, for all his bluster. I was really disappointed particularly over this Weiner nonsense.

              • 86 hopefruit2
                June 20, 2011 at 6:43 pm

                Maddow loves Michael Steele because he is someone she can feel intellectually superior to. She cannot feel intellectually superior to President Obama and that’s a huge part of her problem with him.

              • 87 gc
                June 20, 2011 at 6:52 pm

                I can’t stand any of them and I hope Olberman’s show bombs. I just read on BWD, the average viewership for that net is in the tens of thousands. The PL will call anything in that ballpark a hit, Olberman will be on DK promoting it, but in the RW, it means SQUAT. In the meantime, Mad Men won’t be back until next year, dammit!

      • 88 Anonymous
        June 20, 2011 at 6:06 pm

        Actually, he said in an interview I read somewhere that when he left people were choosing sides and he did not want to put any pressure on RM. I could care less about these egotists.

      • June 20, 2011 at 6:09 pm

        I hope this is not a double post. My posts seem not to be showing up, don’t know why. Anyway, Hf2, I read somewhere he said that when he left people were choosing sides. Said he did not want to put any pressure on RM. Whatever that means.

      • 90 Puddin
        June 20, 2011 at 11:32 pm

        Keith told Jimmy Fallon that he and Rachel had not talked because both of them have been very busy and he did not want to cause any trouble with MSNBC…he said he is hoping to get Rachel when her contract ends.

    • 91 LunarSea
      June 20, 2011 at 8:13 pm

      I have no intention of watching. nada. ziltch. none. He’s too lambastic and flails in the wind.

  22. 92 Anonymous
    June 20, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    PBO set to announce Afghan plan Wed. 3,2,1…Cue PL outrage before the announcement comes.

    • 93 Me4obama
      June 20, 2011 at 6:26 pm

      Yup they are already warning themselves of being disappointed fro what they don’t know, what a bunch of losers. My Michelle and the frills are truly representing us. I hope she gets to see MADIBA.

      • 94 theo67
        June 20, 2011 at 6:35 pm

        Indeed – no matter what he says, they’re not going to be happy. Even if he snapped his fingers and brought all troops home in the blink of an eye, and left no mess behind, they’d have something negative to say about that. The truth is, the Democrats should be screaming for a jobs/infrastructure bill so we can employ these military folks when they come back home, instead of just adding them to the unemployment lines. I’ll wait to hear what the President says, because he’s actually thinking about people and consequences.

    • 96 EDP4BHO
      June 20, 2011 at 7:37 pm

      Hey hey hey…..LOL. Remember everyone, we don’t care what those miscreants say, right? We’re Obamacrats and we rule, so pluck ’em all 😀

  23. 101 Anonymous
    June 20, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    I didn’t even realize it’s winter in South Africa. I expected them to be in summer clothes not getting draped in blankets. I hope they have a marvelous time.

  24. June 20, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Why I am showing up as anonymous, I don’t know, but that was me posting PBO’s Afghan news.

    • 103 Doris
      June 20, 2011 at 6:43 pm

      Thanks africatimes2. I got an anonymous last week too. Had to log back in. I check for the little green sign now before I post. Take good care of our darlings in your part of the world. Much love!

  25. June 20, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Yeah safe arrival. FLOTUS the girls and the rest of the gang are in my part of the world. Glad they made it there safely. Hope they have a wonderful time.

  26. 105 gc
    June 20, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Chipsticks: Thank you so much for the photos. I knew you’d have them!

  27. June 20, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    This is going to be an exciting week. I love the blankets and Mrs. O’s jacket. I have a question. I signed up with wordpress a few weeks ago and I can’t use my username. How do I delete wordpress from my computer. I am not smart enough to be messing with it. Thanks

  28. June 20, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    I”m Barb and I have been reading all the comments everyday, laughing and crying with you all but just want this wordpress gone so I can just post without this confusion.or at least get my name back.

    • June 20, 2011 at 7:13 pm

      I really wish we could sometimes block the comments under some of these videos…It pisses me off when I read some of the stuff written there by obvious ignorant and pure haters….

      • 112 EDP4BHO
        June 20, 2011 at 7:32 pm

        You Tube used to have a feature to do so, but they obviously did away with it. What I do to keep me from being tempted to read is just enlarge the screen. Like watching your TV unopposed 😀

      • 113 lisalovesobama
        June 20, 2011 at 8:23 pm

        I know what you mean. Yesterday I went looking for Obama baby videos and read some of the comments, most were good, a few were crap and one fool added a fricking chain letter thing talking about how anyone who reads the comment needs to attach it to three other videos or die at the end of 143 hours WTF?!!! Really? What is wrong with these lackwit dumbasses? I think America’s collective moral and intellectual IQs are consistently decreasing. 🙄

        • June 20, 2011 at 9:49 pm

          I know Lisa, I no longer waste time in reading the hateful comments, but when I do, I make sure that I give hands up to those, that are defending the President.
          Yesterday, once I found out the Juan, had written a very positive op-ed on Fox, so i went over to Fox read it, I also ended up reading all the vile and filth,
          So I decided to simply fight back, without having to type a message by simply, posting a link about WTF HAS OBAMA DONE, in almost every other comment…lol and they were many, I didn’t wait for any response, just cut and past. My logic was that; I didn’t care if they cussed me out, and if out a few hundreds, I had a dozen click, it was all worth it. The fact that I had many thumbs up on Fox it made it even sweeter.:-)

    • June 20, 2011 at 7:29 pm

      Just found it too Streetsmart, we must have bumped in to each other on YouTube! Thank you so much 😉

  29. 118 LunarSea
    June 20, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Here’s hoping their journey is filled with pleasant memories (and for the vacation side of it, some privacy)

  30. 119 Asher in Boston
    June 20, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Thank God, they arrived safely. What a fun week ahead for us to enjoy this journey with the First Family ans family. Thugh wait for the RW nuts swhinning about the girls being draped in the S. Africa flag blankets.

    • June 20, 2011 at 9:32 pm

      LOL @ Asher…The RW nuts are probably saying; the kids just got indoctrinated to the kenyan’s culture and religions….These poor souls…..LOL
      sad thing is, how can in a westernized country……could be so much ignorance, it boggles my mind.

      • 121 Asher in Boston
        June 20, 2011 at 10:03 pm

        I know ,kasai. The ignorance of these creatures boggles my mind too. And all this in America, really? My mum back in Africa keeps on c/o of all the lies spewed abt Potus on mnsbc and I tell her not to watch and just tune them out. But anyway, she is disturbed abt the personal attacks on Potus.

  31. June 20, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Oh!!!!!!!!!! My My ……….CHIP, that Pic of President with shades, is wayyyyyyyyy to cool..WoW
    I’ve been glued to the pictures of the girls being embraced by the flags, I noticed that Sasha seemed a bit shy, or maybe didn’t know how to react, but Malia’s face on the second picture, her smile in appreciation of the symbolism it really shines in her face. Moments like these are just so so special…..(where’s my kleenex)

    Thank you Kindly Chip

  32. June 20, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    should read” could be so ignorant….

  33. 124 Chi
    June 20, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    May God continue to bless, protect, guide, guard and defend our spectacular First Lady and her daughters as well as our extraordinary and all around amazing President…

  34. 125 Esther
    June 20, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Her schedule is amazing! FLOTUS does us proud!

  35. June 20, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    When I was growing up, you couldn’t even imagine this image of a black First Lady or little beautiful black First Daughters. When I see it now, I’m overcome with emotion.

  36. June 20, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    LET THE FIGHTING BEGIN!!!!!!!!!!! BECK VS VAN JONES

    This sound serious
    Jones’ attorney sent a cease and desist letter Monday to Dianne Brandi, the network’s executive vice president for legal & business affairs, claiming that “a series of sensational and inflammatory charges” have been made against Jones on Fox News shows. The statements, his attorney Joseph Sandler argues, are “demonstrably, unequivocally and absolutely false.”

    In a six-page letter, the letter says that Jones has been called “radical revolutionary” (Beck), “an avowed Communist and 9/11 truther” (Sean Hannity), and a “far left kook, Communist guy” (Bill O’Reilly), to name just a few of the disputed allegations.

    “Mr. Jones is not a member of any Communist Party or Marxist organization whatsoever, and has not expressed any support for any form of Communist or Marxist ideology for many years,” Sandler wrote. He added that such statements are “demonstrably and unequivocally false” and were made to “injure Mr. Jones in his professional and community standing.”“They are actionable as a matter of law,” Sandler writes.

    Read the full letter below.

    http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/58341858?access_key=key-7w3tj2q1sdacvwo5ujq

    • 128 theo67
      June 20, 2011 at 11:16 pm

      Oh, I hope he gets many, many millions! What they did to Van Jones, and the fact of this country’s loss of such a passionate advocate of green technology in the Administration, was a crime. And it was wrong. Good for Van Jones!

  37. 129 vitaminlover
    June 20, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Malia is built just like her mom. She is learning how to be a little lady and is gaining poise and confidence in greeting the dignitaries. Sasha is a little cutie. She is still at the unconcerned age. Mom (Mrs. Obama) is so classy, cool, calm and collected. Those roses are the richest shade of red. How lovely!

    • 130 theo67
      June 20, 2011 at 11:18 pm

      I always think Malia is just like her father. There are lots of pictures of the two of them unconsciously holding the same facial expression, or walking in exactly the same way. She has some of her mother’s mannerisms, but I think she’s a duplicate of her father. And Sasha looks exactly like the President’s mother – I saw a picture of her (the President’s mom) as a little child, and they looked so much alike.

  38. June 21, 2011 at 12:41 am

    This is so beautiful to behold. May the angels of peace and protections surround all of them. We give thanks for our SS detail, and all the wonderful people who make it happen for our First Lady and our President.


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