the apartheid museum

First lady Michelle Obam and her daughters visit the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, June 21

….. posing for a photo with young women leaders during a visit to the Apartheid Museum

105 Responses to “the apartheid museum”

  1. 1 lisalovesobama
    June 21, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Seriously, Miche looks gorgeous πŸ™‚

  2. 4 collegekay
    June 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    She looks gorgeous!

  3. June 21, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Gorgeous smile. Beautiful complexion. Just stunning.

    • 6 utaustinliberal
      June 21, 2011 at 6:11 pm

      She really is gorgeous and her beauty is more than skin deep. I’m glad they’re visiting all these relevant historical places and at the same time encouraging young people everywhere to get an education and always reach back to make their communities a better place.

  4. 7 MTmarilyn
    June 21, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    What beautiful faces! Beautiful people! Is there any local coverage we could tap into on the internet?

  5. June 21, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Oh, the looks on the faces of those young women. Wow.

  6. 9 gc
    June 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Her daughters will be in a photo of young women leaders some day.

    • 10 P
      June 21, 2011 at 2:19 pm

      Yes and this is what Mrs O told the young women there: “I want my daughters to be like you: strong, beautiful and hard-working.”
      Now that’s a huge compliment!!!!

  7. 11 Doris
    June 21, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    What a beautiful experience for the Obama girls!

  8. 12 Fred
    June 21, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    they look good πŸ™‚

  9. June 21, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Great pictures of FLOTUS and her Mom and Sasha and Malia. I love that picture of the First Grandma dancing. They are making us so proud. They have made me so proud from the minute they walk into that Oval Office. I know the S. Africa people are falling in love with the Obama family like we have. Keep up the great work Chipsticks .

  10. 14 P
    June 21, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I only see beautiful and intelligent people!!! What an inspiration!

  11. 15 desertflower
    June 21, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Beautiful faces.Little Sasha looks so reserved:) Thank you for these!

  12. June 21, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Well the senate actually confirmed a judge today:


    That makes 84 judges confirmed under this administration. At this time in there presidency, both bush and Clinton had 144 judges confirmed(and they were complaining)!

    Also, panetta to be confirmed as secede, today!

    • 17 Fred
      June 21, 2011 at 2:25 pm

      :shocking: finally they do something good

      • June 21, 2011 at 2:39 pm

        Fred, how are the kidneys?

        • 19 Fred
          June 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm

          Maybe it’s me going to bed at 1 pm yesterday and staying there only to get up and eat but this is the First day I’ve felt a tad better in more than a month Jovie 😯
          thank you for asking.I hope all is well with you πŸ™‚

    • 20 askew3
      June 21, 2011 at 2:41 pm

      Wow, what a shocker. 1 more judge confirmed. So much for Reid’s gentleman’s agreement with McDonnell on getting more nominations confirmed. It’s not like the Senate is passing any real legislation. Why can’t they get more people confirmed?

  13. June 21, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Well, the SCOTUS ruled yesterday that the EPA has the right to enforce greenhouse gas rules against powerplants… Yay!

    • 22 StR
      June 21, 2011 at 2:40 pm

      Great news. This will force the coal state obstructionists (on both sides) to have to come to the table and negotiate a all encompassing energy/climate bill. Any deal they cut would likely be less stringent than the EPA rulings now. Obstruction is no longer a viable tactic for coal staters.

      • June 21, 2011 at 2:53 pm

        Coal plants are closing all over the place, the latest one is in San Antonio.
        Today Lisa Jackson said more rules by November, on mercury releases from coal plants. EPA wants comments and questions answered first.
        So, whatever you hear from green groups and the msm, this administration is taking on big coal. Which is why bachman wants it closed!

    • 24 Tien Le
      June 21, 2011 at 7:52 pm

      This is seriously good news, Jovie! Thank you…why isn’t this posted at BWD? They could use some good news over there.

  14. June 21, 2011 at 2:35 pm


    DOE announces loan guarantee to new Hampshire largest wind farm! Yay!

  15. June 21, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Well, Greece is having a confidence vote in a half hour! Tens of thousands are outside the Greek palace.
    If it is not one thing, it is the next!

    • 27 Sue in Minnesota
      June 21, 2011 at 2:48 pm

      Jovie, it’s the humran condition. History has a way of constantly reinventing our struggles. We have just keep marching forward…..walk on.

  16. June 21, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Breaking: whole foods stores will open 1000 new US stores.

    Shares are up 6% today!

    Jobs jobs jobs!

  17. 33 lisalovesobama
    June 21, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Hey Ms. Chips, is it just me or is the site slightly off centered? My screen is far to the right so when you come to the obama diary, the Th of the The isn’t viewable. Everything is to the right and off my screen so even as I’m typing, the first few word that i typed, i can’t see. It just happened because I’ve been on the site for the past thre hours and it was just in the past hour that this happened. hm

    • 35 isonprize
      June 21, 2011 at 3:06 pm

      Lisa, ooooh, goody. I thought it was just me and my wacky computer.

      Yes, Chica. I has happened. Drumroll please!! IT’S OFFICIAL!! You have shifted EVEN MORE TO THE LEFT!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      • June 21, 2011 at 3:14 pm

        πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

        I thought my fiddling about with the blog sent me waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to the right!!!!

        Okay, I’ve gone back to the left ….. I’m waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more comfortable there πŸ˜†

      • 37 P
        June 21, 2011 at 3:15 pm

        πŸ˜† πŸ˜† :lol:. I am seeing everything though.

    • June 21, 2011 at 3:10 pm

      πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

      I’m sorry Lisa, I should warned everyone I was fiddling with the blog – I tried to move it all in to the middle, but I’m completely alarmed that on your screen I’ve shifted as rightwards as Michele friggin’ Bachmann!

      Okay, I need to go back to the way we were!

    • 43 lisalovesobama
      June 21, 2011 at 3:14 pm

      I obviously don’t know my right from my left 😳 Sorry. That was a quick fix Ms. Chips, you are awesome πŸ™‚

    • June 21, 2011 at 3:34 pm

      No It’s not just you Lisa, mine also, I had to go to my fox browser, which Is perfect now πŸ™‚

  18. 47 Me4obama
    June 21, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Testing my site looks akward had for me to read and write comments. Anyone having trouble? Testing, testing

  19. 48 Me4obama
    June 21, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Is ai can only read half the page, When I type I can’t see anything, just testing to see if my comment will post. Earlier on my comment disappeared, what is going on?

  20. 52 P
    June 21, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I am πŸ˜† at people suggesting Mrs Obama should look out because Jacob Zuma might make her his sixth wife πŸ˜† …….I don’t think so people not when she has a man like Barack Obama. That sister ain’t going a place πŸ˜€

    • 53 lisalovesobama
      June 21, 2011 at 3:17 pm

      hahahahahahahahaha! PBO and SS might have something to say about that! Still, who could blame Mr. Zuma?

      • 54 P
        June 21, 2011 at 3:21 pm

        I wouldn’t…hey if I was on the other side I’ll definitely put a ring on it (according to Beyonce) :D.

    • 55 Fred
      June 21, 2011 at 3:29 pm

      The President would fly AF1 to South Africa his damn self and open a can of whoop arse on old buzzard Jacob πŸ™„ πŸ˜†

      • 58 isonprize
        June 21, 2011 at 3:40 pm

        Can you imagine?? Too funny. I remember Candidate Obama, when they were messing with Michelle. He was NOT HAVIN’ IT. Said something like ‘They need to leave my wife alone’ He gave that steely eyed look that he has, and then whipped out that megawatt, million dollar smile, as if to say “Go ahead, keep messing with her, and see how quick I will kick ALL of your a@#%^$!!!”

        I have no doubt in my mind, that he would whup tail clear across the world, if anybody messes with his girls. SERIOUSLY. Jacob Zuma wouldn’t know WHAT hit him… 8)

      • 59 P
        June 21, 2011 at 3:40 pm

        πŸ˜† too much… πŸ˜†

      • 60 Sue in Minnesota
        June 21, 2011 at 3:53 pm

        Two words…predator drones. With all due respect, it would be Zoom zoom gone Mr. Zuma.

    • June 21, 2011 at 4:11 pm

      No way that would happen P. First of all Michelle wouldn’t be anyone’s sixth, if she can’t be your number one, then forget it. Second of all, we have always talked of POTUS coolness, Mr Zuma wwould see him lose that coolness. And third, Michelle knows what a special man she has. Barack knows what a special woman he has. So not a chance in hell, Mr. Zuma.

  21. 67 Me4obama
    June 21, 2011 at 3:26 pm


    Mark Kelly retiring from NASA to be with wife. Good for him

  22. June 21, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    EPA proposes 2012 renewable fuel standards today:



  23. 70 Me4obama
    June 21, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    John Kerry and John Mccain draft a Libya ressolution. Good for them at least PBO is getting some support.

  24. June 21, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    In other news Meagan fox got fired by Stephen spielberg(while on set of transformers) for telling him to f—off!


    • 72 Me4obama
      June 21, 2011 at 4:27 pm

      And she allegedly called him a Nazi. Too bad:sad:

    • 73 theo67
      June 21, 2011 at 7:18 pm

      Their heads get too big.

    • 74 Tien Le
      June 21, 2011 at 7:57 pm

      Who is Meagan Fox?

      • 75 utaustinliberal
        June 21, 2011 at 8:10 pm

        oh she’s this actress who made it big on the Transformers movies franchise and started running her mouth and biting the hand that fed her. She compared the director of the movies to Hitler and the Nazis. She had already said lousy things about him before, and he let it slide, but this was just too much. Finally Steven Spielberg the head producer and head honcho of the franchises told Michael Bay to fire her as she was becoming a nuisiance so they replaced her with Rose Huntington Whitely(?) for the third installment of the franchise. So far the other movies Megan Fox has done since, have been flops.

      • 76 lisalovesobama
        June 21, 2011 at 8:13 pm

        Tien Le, you are awesome, great question πŸ™‚

      • June 22, 2011 at 2:01 pm

        In a way she’s a Jon Huntsman. Someone who looks good on the outside, but doesn’t have a heck of alot behind the good looks.

  25. 78 dotster
    June 21, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    I see Gawker is copying me. I called President Obama “the baby whisperer” when I saw the vid of him calming the crying baby at the congressional picnic. Now, better late than never, Gawker is on the case:

  26. June 21, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Leon Panetta just approved as Sec of Defense 100-0! Does PBO know what he’s doing or not? Brilliant.

  27. 85 P
    June 21, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Looks like our First Lady wherever she goes….. πŸ™‚

  28. June 21, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Out of all the places ro hack into, this guy hacks into the CIA and he gets caught the next day:


    What an idiot!

  29. 88 P
    June 21, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Another great video!

    • 89 Puddin
      June 21, 2011 at 5:47 pm

      I am such a cry baby…I cried the whole time they were in Europe and now the tears are flowing once again. I am so full…I ain’t got nothing but love and joy for our President and First Lady Michelle Obama…they make me proud!

  30. 90 MTmarilyn
    June 21, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Great videos! What an experience for everyone.

  31. June 21, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Big day for the Prez tomorrow. Could someone post the link to the candles page so we can light a few for him? Thanks.

  32. 92 dotster
    June 21, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    The chief political adviser to Crook Gov. Rick Scott of Florida resigned today. Political adviser—-hahahaha—-such a splendid job she’s done—-Scott’s approvals are in the 20’s. So she’s heading back to “spend more time with her family” in Tennessee. Yesterday Scott “reassigned” his chief of staff to Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs. The reign of the Medicare Fraudster is a mess.

  33. 93 GGail
    June 21, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Chipsticks, I have been away from the action and I’ll be playing catch up, but from a quick view – You’ve Done A Marvelous job covering The First Family on their S. African journey. You are on the ball today! Bless you and thank you!!! Now I’m off to view and swell with pride πŸ™‚

  34. 94 Rita
    June 21, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Hi Chip,

    This is a must read from the Time blog site: http://swampland.time.com/2011/06/21/earth-to-the-left-obama-is-into-you/#more-50612 . Do post when you get a chance πŸ™‚


    • 95 utaustinliberal
      June 21, 2011 at 6:40 pm

      Hey Rita, thanks for the link to the article it was very insightful. The PL forever complain that PBO isn’t progressive or liberal enough. He never ran as a radical out of touch liberal. He always represented himself as a center-left realist and pragmatist. His way of achieving goals will advance this country five, ten, thirty years from now. The PL’s way of doing things is always impulsive and never with an end goal in sight. They complain about EVERYTHING. The sky isn’t blue; President Obama paints it blue, they complain it’s not blue enough. The sun isn’t out, PBO makes the sun come out they complain he didn’t do it fast enough. I’m glad the TIME reporter Grunwald, set them straight. He has accomplished a LOT. The netroots people are bloggers who are paid to blog, Barack Obama is a President elected to lead and advance a nation and he’s been doing a damn fine job of it.

    • June 21, 2011 at 6:43 pm

      Absolutely loved that article Rita, thank you SO much for sharing it – just posted it πŸ˜‰ Thanks again.

    • June 21, 2011 at 7:14 pm

      Excellent summary of the last 2 1/2 years. Makes me despise them even more.

  35. June 21, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    So, governor Scott may not approve the sun rail afterall. And he has the tea baggers Down here to help him:


  36. 100 Tien Le
    June 21, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Thanks for the great pics, Chips. The last photo in this group…the young lady in the first row…second from the left…is that the coolest hairstyle ever?

  37. 101 Jennifer
    June 21, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    These pictures of the First Lady in South Africa, at the Apartheid Museum (Museum!), and of Nelson Mandela make me think back to being in college and how we all went down to the Bank of America and withdrew our little $5 bank accounts in what seemed like the most futile effort ever to protest US corporate investment in the apartheid regime of South Africa. And now here we are. Now matter what those swines of Republicans manage to take away from us now or in the future, they can’t take away what we have achieved. So, so heartwarming.

  38. June 22, 2011 at 12:14 am

    I read recently that when Reagan was implementing his rightward policies, his party and supporters praised everything he did. It was good, it was sound policy, it was masterful. Whatever he did they praised it.

    The American public began to accept that this rightward move must be for the good of all, they kept hearing it over and over again. The result was a country making a long and wide swing to the right.

    Progressives have never been disciplined enough to adopt this tactic. If they had learned from the success of the republican party, they would

    • June 22, 2011 at 12:19 am

      that article it is very true from swampland.com

    • 104 theo67
      June 22, 2011 at 12:23 am

      But, I still question why the American public can’t see the reality in their lowered living standards and uneducated children. I mean, for heaven’s sake, a 59 year old man robbed a bank for a dollar in order to get health care in PRISON! In America! That tells you something,without needing a pundit or politician to tell you how to interpret it. I don’t know why people continue to vote against their own interests, and believe the lies they are being told over and over. Every time I hear someone say that the President will be in trouble if the economy doesn’t improve, I just want to scream. Do people really think that the Republicans have a plan to heal the economy? Is it any different than the plan that broke the economy? And what makes them think that – when reality says something different? People have to wake up, and some have to grow up.

      • June 22, 2011 at 3:13 am

        So true theo67. Did you see the Lawrence O’Donnell show where Senator Barbara Boxer talked about the Republicans killing a job bill that she had introduce in the Senate.That is how they have played ball since Obama became President. Do everything to stop, slow down, the growth of this economy. They don’t care about the middle class or poor.

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