President Obama in Burma

All times US EST


10:10 PM: President Obama arrives in Rangoon, Burma

(Live link – thanks Meta. Try here too)

10:55 PM: Meets with President Thein Sein


12:35 AM: Meets with Aung San Suu Kyi

1:05 AM: The President and Aung San Suu Kyi deliver remarks

1:35 AM: The President meets and greets with United States Embassy personnel

2:45 AM: Delivers remarks at the University of Yangon

3:50 AM: Departs Rangoon en route Phnom Penh, Cambodia


5:40 AM Arrives Phnom Penh

6:05 AM: Meets with Prime Minister Han Sen

6:35 AM: Attends the ASEAN-U.S. leaders meeting

8:30 AM: Arrives at Diamond Island Convention Center for the East Asia Summit Dinner


Not sure where there’ll be live coverage, but try the usual streaming links in the sidebar. If you have any more live links, please leave them in the comments – thank you!

116 Responses to “President Obama in Burma”

  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    November 18, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Hi y’all!

    • 2 vcprezofan2
      November 18, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      I’m sleepy.

        • 4 vcprezofan2
          November 18, 2012 at 9:55 pm

          Hello there, you night owl you! Yes, I know it’s still early in your neck of the woods right now, but I noticed you were up late last night and early this morning. Are you going for a repeat tonight?

          • 5 theo67
            November 18, 2012 at 10:26 pm

            I can’t do a repeat tonight, because I’ve got meetings starting at 8am tomorrow morning, and I live 1.5 hours from work! So… it’ll be a relatively early night tonight. But, I did nap a bit in the morning,so…

            • 6 vcprezofan2
              November 18, 2012 at 10:34 pm

              Well, have a good rest if I don’t catch you before you sign off. I’m not here much longer myself as I’m really sleepy and was unable to nap during the day. My system doesn’t do sleep if it’s daylight. Heck, it rarely wants to sleep nighttime, except when I’m really, really tired.

      • 8 vcprezofan2
        November 18, 2012 at 9:52 pm

        Definitely won’t last long tonight, especially as I’m not sure I won’t have to work tomorrow.

      • 10 vcprezofan2
        November 18, 2012 at 10:08 pm

        😯 Did *I* actually get a picture? For me? Aaaww, Ms Chips! I thought you had put me on the no-picture list! Woot! Doing the happy dance while sitting yoga-style in the middle of the bed.

        Thanks, Chips. Ahem! ‘I am deeply grateful for the honour you have bestowed upon me in noticing my accomplishment. I will treasure this award, as it’s one of the few I’ve had in more than a month of Sundays. I’d also like to thank the members of TODville who helped in my success by stepping aside to leave me this unexpected path to victory. Thanks

  2. November 18, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Can hear lots but see nada.. hey guys!

  3. November 18, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    As posted in the last thread, a livestream from Burma. Not a great connection:


  4. November 18, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    So, on tonight’s menu:

    Steak with chimichurri sauce
    Baked potatoes

    And I’m on my 3rd Manhattan

  5. November 18, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    POTUS is going to have to say something while on the road regarding this atrocity that is occurring right now in Gaza.

  6. 31 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 18, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Good evening Chips & TOD! What a busy schedule for the Prez. I truly hope he’s enjoying himself.

    I saw “Lincoln” today and I HIGHLY recommend it. It was absolutely phenomenal. Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, and so many other actors were all incredible. Spielberg is a treasure — nobody can touch him in telling a story. Being that I’m an Obot, I couldn’t help but draw parallels between Lincoln and Obama. The dealings with the House, the division of the country, the frailty of human nature, and the necessity of strong, visionary leadership — I can see why this President draws so much inspiration from Abe. It’s a must see.

    Now, to catch up on what I’ve missed today….

    • 32 hopefruit2
      November 18, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      Thanks PJ! Jovie and BWD saw the movie and also gave it rave reviews. BWD further said PBO came to mind several times during the movie.

      • 33 PoliticalJunkessa
        November 18, 2012 at 10:59 pm

        That’s nice to hear, HF! I’m definitely gonna see it again. The dialogue was so beautiful and I’m sure I missed quite a few things. When Lincoln and/or his supporters were dealing with House members, I could hear low-key laughter in the audience as they connected the dots between the useless and cowardly of that day to the useless and cowardly of today. As we were leaving, I even overheard a gentleman (older, white) talk about how (paraphrasing) today’s ineffectual congresscritters should be ashamed of themselves. So I don’t think I was the only one thinking along those lines.

        BTW, Daniel Day Lewis deserves every acting award ever invented for his masterful performance in this film….

        • 34 hopefruit2
          November 18, 2012 at 11:03 pm

          Thanks for these details – I will probably try to see it at some point over the Thanksgiving holiday, but definitely before 2013!

  7. 40 desertflower
    November 18, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I can hear AF1 but not see a thing

  8. 42 Maubyandice
    November 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    AFI arrival live on Aljazeera English. Not sure how long they’ll be staying on though.


  9. 48 susanne
    November 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    the atlantic has done a superb job of laying out the issues in the israel-palestine conflict, in a project called ‘is peace possible’, a four part video report (using really helpful maps):


  10. November 18, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    I cannot believe the President of the United States is making an historic trip to Myanmar and we are having to watch it on some barely patched slowstream from another nation. Mind-boggling.

  11. 55 dudette9t9
    November 18, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    I think the big guy in the dark suit with gray tie is Amb Derek Mitchell.

  12. 56 FoxfireTX
    November 18, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Also on Cnn tv.

  13. 63 vcprezofan2
    November 18, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    At a glance it doesn’t look like anyone has shared this yet, so here goes..

  14. 64 desertflower
    November 18, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I’ll have to miss this. Can’t seem to get this stream to work well enough

  15. 66 dudette9t9
    November 18, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    PBO and Sec Clinton on the ground.

  16. November 18, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    The Red Cross raised 130 million Bucks in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

  17. November 18, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    • 71 susanne
      November 18, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      more evidence of media contempt for america–they don’t think we’d be interested in the president’s international endeavors.

  18. 72 forus50
    November 18, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Why are all the chefs greeting POTUS? Kidding! 🙂 Thanks for the link Chipsticks! http://www.zahistation.com/watch-al-jazeera-english-live

  19. 73 dudette9t9
    November 18, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Handshaking done. Motorcade is on the move!

  20. 74 desertflower
    November 18, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Thank you, al jazeera!!

  21. 79 dudette9t9
    November 18, 2012 at 10:25 pm

  22. 80 dudette9t9
    November 18, 2012 at 10:27 pm

  23. 81 Cheryllou
    November 18, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    The media here in the US sucks big time. Why do we have to watch history being made on the internet?

    • 82 dudette9t9
      November 18, 2012 at 10:40 pm

      Because the Congress/FCC gave them the broadcast air waves for free and requires ABSOLUTELY NOTHING OF THEM!
      Damn the deregulatiing bastards. America keeps getting screwed. When will we learn?

    • November 18, 2012 at 10:44 pm

      On the one hand, yes, we HAVE to watch the internets. But, on the other hand, we CAN watch the internets. Bit by bit, the US MSM becomes more and more irrelevant.

    • 84 CEB
      November 19, 2012 at 5:42 am

      They treat us the way China treats its citizens. The press that follows PBO are only there to harass him about BS, not to report on the real news that is the reason that they have a seat on AF1. This whole media fail is one of the reasons that so many U S citizens are dumb.

  24. 85 lisalovesobama
    November 18, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Did you guys get the survey from OFA, asking what we think they should focus on? Well it took a couple minutes to fill out but it’s awesome!! The last question asks you for your ideas about where or what you think should happen next and I basically said: when can we start donating again to push thru PBO’s agenda and when do we start to take back the house and increase democratic power on the federal, state and local levels? I also mentioned this site and talked about how if provides good info on PBO’s record, agenda, etc. I also mentioned how last year we all contacted our congress critters about the debt ceiling. Told them about all the awesome people who do social media and push message.

  25. November 18, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    GAH, this is crazy!! We may as well be listening through tin cans and string. ARGHHHHH.

  26. 90 a4alice
    November 18, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    I was just looking at the al jazeera feed (trying to see something on PBO) and saw something wing by about the French foreign minister meeting with Israeli officials to get them to stop firing. I’ll see if I find anything else.

  27. 93 forus50
    November 18, 2012 at 10:48 pm

  28. 97 dudette9t9
    November 18, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Just wondering… did we send any American journalists with, you know computers and cameras on PBO’s trip to Asia?

  29. November 18, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    This is so frustrating!!!!!! This is historic and we can’t even see it!!! Some times I really hate the US media!!!!! What is wrong with this country. I am mad!!!!!

  30. November 18, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    • 104 desertflower
      November 18, 2012 at 10:59 pm

      When you watch this…listen to the absolutely STUPID reporter from Bloomberg and the questions she asked! Around the 33:00 mark….US media is an embarrassment

      • 105 99ts
        November 18, 2012 at 11:09 pm

        DF – they do this in every country around the world – concentrate on domestic GOP talking points and ignore the reality of global issues – When PBO was in Australia the US media ONLY asked questions about issues back in the US – nothing about why he was here and the issues relevant to both countries. I think the President is made of steel in that his facial expressions do not change based on the stupidity of these questions. I would love it if he refused to have these idits on his trips & took some real reporters from provincial areas.

      • 107 Joy
        November 18, 2012 at 11:43 pm

        I’m sorry, I felt that this woman’s question was valid considering the crisis that is going on in Isreal and Gaza. And apparently PBO felt it was a legitimate question as well. He spent quite a bit of time answering and putting forth his idea about concerns of Americans.

  31. 108 dudette9t9
    November 18, 2012 at 11:00 pm

  32. November 18, 2012 at 11:04 pm

  33. 111 hopefruit2
    November 18, 2012 at 11:11 pm

  34. 112 forus50
    November 18, 2012 at 11:12 pm

  35. 114 Sosena
    November 18, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    **** Deleted **** No right wing hate rag links here PLEASE

  36. 115 LDS
    November 18, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    “I always believe in Prayer”
    Words of our President at the joint press conference in Thailand.

    Dear God, thank you for hearing our prayers. Thank you for blessing and keeping our President safe while he travels. Thank you for the Al Jazeera feed. Thank you for the peace that is forth coming in Gaza and the cease firing because of your mercy and grace that You have bestowed us with a President who always believe in Prayer, communicating with You.
    We believe that this assignment You have ordained will bear fruit of democracy for the people who eagerly seek and embrace it.
    As You speak through him tomorrow give the people hope that they have been longing for, peace that they need, love that you have abundantly placed in our President that will overflow from each person there as it reaches us here.

    As he returns home to his adoring family and friends to share a thankful dinner, strengthen him for the challenges that he must and will face in the days to come allow him to reflect on the many blessings that you have promised that have been supplied. The promise that You will never leave or forsake him because of his obedience to Your Word. You will supply his need to go through whatever You have purposed him to go through because of Your love for him and his desire to seek you in prayer. In Jesus name. Amen.

    Sweet sleep my TOD family. His Heavenly Father GOT THIS!

  37. November 18, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    I really wants to see the speech, I hope someone will show it.

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