President Obama….African front pages

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Chat away…. a place holder until Chips hasย her excellent round-up of the day.

132 Responses to “President Obama….African front pages”

  1. 8 Judith Fardig
    July 1, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Obamania indeed!

  2. 10 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 4:04 pm



    Fantastic things are happening in Texas. Go check out my TOD coverage of today’s great rally. The fight isn’t over. More testimonies and hearings will happen tomorrow. Spread the word.


  3. 11 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I’m stuck in moderation. LP, free me.

  4. 17 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 4:08 pm

  5. 18 Ceb
    July 1, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Following the Obamas around this summer is giving me the travel bug. Time to pull out the passport and head out.

  6. 20 vitaminlover
    July 1, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    My name is vitaminlover and I am Obama-maniac–Obama-holic…

  7. 28 GGail
    July 1, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Hiya LP – thanks for “more Obama” ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. 29 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    • 30 57andfemale
      July 1, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      I can think of many unspeakable things we should make mandatory before prescribing Viagra. And let’s limit the doctors who can prescribe to two per state, and you have to go and stand in line for hours to get your pills.

      And you must wear a T-shirt that says, “I’m an old fart, I can’t get it up and I need little PILLS.”

      You need signed and notarized waivers from any and all sexual partners that you will support and raise any babies you make. And if you are an old fart with a partner past childbearing age, YOU’D BETTER PROVE WHY YOU NEED THOSE PILLS ANYWAY.

      Anyone care to add what humilitating, unnecessary conditions we can place on men’s choices?

      • 31 MightyPamela
        July 1, 2013 at 4:49 pm

        You have pretty much covered it, 57, just want to say it seems to me male sexuality is the root of many of the dysfunctions we see, not just in our society, but worldwide. Now this is NOT to say all men, and not every man fits under this category, but I do not hesitate to say the majority do. If men were taught to take more responsibility for their own sexuality, we would not be needing birth control, nor would we be having lame discussion about forcible rape and crap like that. It all falls onto women, maybe starting with poor old Eve, back in the garden.

        • 32 57andfemale
          July 1, 2013 at 5:02 pm

          The use of sex to oppress and enslave women has been true of our human legacy, unfortunately.

          Methinks the story of Adam and Eve was written by a male misogynist anyway in order to enshrine the woman as evil.

      • 33 yardarm756
        July 1, 2013 at 5:20 pm

        Naw 57. All you needed was the first two. ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

  9. 34 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 4:15 pm


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  12. 39 Dudette
    July 1, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Here’s another woman who I admired so much as a kid I wanted to grow up to BE her. I kinda like her hubby too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. 42 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Thereโ€™s going to be a HUGE smile on my face throughout the day and heck even tomorrow. Bravo Texas women! ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. 43 Dudette
    July 1, 2013 at 4:20 pm

  16. 44 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Don’t mess with women. ๐Ÿ˜†

  17. 48 Dudette
    July 1, 2013 at 4:23 pm

  18. 54 Bill
    July 1, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I am an old white southern straight male and a Democrat. What went wrong?

  19. 57 Dudette
    July 1, 2013 at 4:27 pm

  20. 58 Dudette
    July 1, 2013 at 4:28 pm

  21. 59 Dudette
    July 1, 2013 at 4:31 pm


  22. 61 Melissa
    July 1, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    What’s the story with Winnie Mandela? Why is she upset?

  23. 64 Dudette
    July 1, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Snicker, snort, guffaw!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  24. 65 Dudette
    July 1, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Bwahahahahahaha!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  25. 72 Dudette
    July 1, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    IMPORTANT – SERIOUS BUSINESS HERE!! Let’s get to work!!!

  26. 73 vcprezofan2
    July 1, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Here’s a smile for you all. Check out the reactions of the judges.

    • 74 Dudette
      July 1, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      Ladies and gentlemen, we have a WINNER! VC has just won the freakin’ internet!! That was truly MAGNIFICENT!!!

      [I’m gonna go tweet this thing right now]

      Tomorrow I may be fired for being on this blog when I should be working. My muffled squeals may have just ratted me out!
      Curses!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

      • 75 GGail
        July 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm

        Then you’re on your own woman – I’m OUT! ๐Ÿ˜†

      • 76 vcprezofan2
        July 1, 2013 at 5:07 pm

        Hey, tone it down at work now, Sis Dudette. WE can’t afford for you to be fired. You are working to pay BOTH our ways to WDC for that WH tour, remember? We planned it last year when you couldn’t make the Inaug. Remember?

      • 78 yardarm756
        July 1, 2013 at 5:50 pm

        Just don’t none o’ you old hens try this stuff. If you do call 911 and fetch the EMT”s! ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

    • 79 Dudette
      July 1, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      I’ve watched this several times now and can’t stop wiggling in my seat!
      Curse you VC!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 80 vcprezofan2
        July 1, 2013 at 5:13 pm

        ‘Curse you VC!!’ ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† Go ahead, it brings back memories. Your curses are like blessings. ๐Ÿ˜› I remember you cursing me when I first shared this with you..

        • 81 Dudette
          July 1, 2013 at 5:39 pm

          Noooo, not shimmy song! I’m at work dammit! Stop this! Stop it NOW!! ๐Ÿ˜€

          • 82 vcprezofan2
            July 1, 2013 at 5:41 pm

            ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† Okay, I’ll behave, but only because I don’t want to jeopardize our chances of getting together. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 83 GGail
      July 1, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      They belong on our Dancing with the Stars!!!

    • July 1, 2013 at 5:39 pm

      Amazing! LOVED the girl’s facial expressions! And the judges were hilarious ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 86 nathkatun7
      July 1, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      Oh, VC,, this just made my day! Great, great share!

      • 87 vcprezofan2
        July 1, 2013 at 9:13 pm

        YW, Nathk. I was as equally entertained by the judges’ reactions as by the dancers. I could see the dancers focusing on their breathing – I have really enjoyed watching it. Several times.

  27. 88 Dudette
    July 1, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Governor Valdemort and his cronies really must go!

    • July 1, 2013 at 5:19 pm

      Republicans are just rotten to the core. We have to remember that and act accordingly. My mother used to vote at a polling place where the lines were always ridiculous. There were attempts to get cooperation from legislators, but it didn’t work and it isn’t going to work now. They organized and here’s what they did:

      The elderly and people who needed to leave because of work or children were allowed to vote soon after they arrived. They supplied chairs so people could sit, water and snacks. And you know someone hooked up a television. ๐Ÿ™‚ It took the cooperation of everyone, but it worked. The experience created a bond that changed the community.

      We have to stop worrying about those underhanded Republicans and figure out how to do what we need to do. They’ve thrown up barriers all our lives, it’s up to us to figure out how to get around them.

      • 90 Dudette
        July 1, 2013 at 5:38 pm

        Tell it FayPax! Hi-five and a chest bump on that!! {unh… blam!!}

      • July 1, 2013 at 5:41 pm

        Excellent, FayPax! Redefine the problem (People are hungry, people need to sit, people need to leave) figure out the solutions.

      • 92 yardarm756
        July 1, 2013 at 5:52 pm

        Starting right now. Make sure EVERYONE is registered!

      • 93 57andfemale
        July 1, 2013 at 5:55 pm

        Exactly! We’ve had our few days to wring our hands and shake our fists at the clouds. Now it’s time for strategy on how to get enough people to vote, past all of their un-American hoops.

  28. 95 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Wendy Davis in action.

  29. 98 Jovie
    July 1, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Snowden seeks political Asylum in Russia, Putin says in order to stay here, you cannot publish anymore classified documents that harms US.

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  33. 106 Dudette
    July 1, 2013 at 4:44 pm

  34. 108 57andfemale
    July 1, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    I had to check to make sure it wasn’t a joke or the Onion or something. Sadly, this is true:

    • 109 Bill
      July 1, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      If a person has a strong undergraduate degree in liberal arts, a little worldly experience, and a strong sense of curiosity it might be a good program.

      • 110 57andfemale
        July 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm

        It just struck me as hilarious. How more idiotic can these ‘journalists’ get?

        I get your point, however: someone who has a knowledge of history, current events and other important skills, could learn the precepts of journalism and apply it to a career. Journalism has become a disgusting shadow of what it should be.

    • 112 Dudette
      July 1, 2013 at 5:20 pm

      • 113 57andfemale
        July 1, 2013 at 5:53 pm

        Oh Dudette, that’s soooo much work. Isn’t there a drama on USA Network or something that can show them how to pretend to be journalists in 38 minutes, plus commercials? I wouldn’t want to take them away from Honey Boo Boo or something important like that.

    • 114 yardarm756
      July 1, 2013 at 5:30 pm

      This might be an improvement over what’s out there now.

    • July 1, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      Journalism is a dead profession. You only have to be easy on the eyes, read fairly well, a high school grad or GED, and KNOW someone (that means you Luke Russert) to get a job for a so-called news network.

      • 116 57andfemale
        July 2, 2013 at 10:59 am

        I read awhile ago that journalism curriculums are full of marketing classes. How to market yourself.

        Science writers used to actually know something about science, enough to not jump to ridiculous conclusions when covering scientific studies. Political journalists used to actually know something about history, politics, current events.

        Dead profession. Sigh.

  35. 117 utaustinliberal
    July 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Don’t fucking mess with Texas women. Seriously.

  36. July 1, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    • 119 anniebella
      July 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      How old was Ronald Reagen when he ran for President? How about John McCain?

    • 122 Bill
      July 1, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      Turtle referred to her as a rerun of The Golden Girls. The 70+ Turtle might regret that comment when he runs against a mid 30’s accomplished woman.

    • 125 4morefor44
      July 1, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      agreed. i just stay focused on the fact that she would a horrific candidate who cannot, repeat, cannot win a national election. contrary to what “the news” and purity progressives are always belching, there’s a huge difference between her and president obama in terms of policy, people she surrounds herself with, leadership style, vision for the future, and how to re-activate a sense of civic duty in america.

      if she runs, which i don’t expect she will, and gets the democratic nomination, i’ll vote for her in the general but it would be a wasted vote since she will not a nationwide election. that’s why we need to make sure she doesn’t run first, and if that does happen she doesn’t get the nomination (again), since she represents backward, not FORWARD!

      • 126 Bill
        July 1, 2013 at 5:23 pm

        I agree with much of what you are saying. Who would you like to see run?

        • 127 4morefor44
          July 1, 2013 at 5:35 pm

          senator elizabeth warren is my #1. perhaps the most vocal and consistent supporter of president obama in the senate, and is able to fire up huge crowds, and the perfect person to represent this idea of FORWARD. but like others always say here, i’m much more interested in 2014 midterms and getting pelosi the gavel back. i only respond when the hillary question comes up because it’s others trying to force her upon us yet again as inevitable, which gives me this sickening feeling of deja vu all over again, and i want to stop that train as much as i can. the clintons, “the news” and her supporters are the ones bullying this into the discourse (they were starting within a week of president obama’s reelection for crying out loud), and distracting from 2014 and “dividing” democrats with it, and i feel they should stop it right now. 2014 is too important.

      • 128 57andfemale
        July 1, 2013 at 5:58 pm

        She’s running. Her ambition trumps everything.

  37. July 1, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Good afternoon TOD. Don’t think I will be able to catch up on all the news today, have been camping for 4 days and on my way to a family reunion tomorrow. I am so glad I will be able to follow on my droid but no reception while camping., it was wonderful. Looks like the Presitdent and family are having a wonderful trip to Africa. Thanks to all who are doing the jobs our msm refuses to do.

    UT, so exciting to see the “Stand with TX women” campaign. We must fight back. This is all getting to much.

    Once again, thank you Chips and all your wonderful blog tyrants and everyone who participates. This is where we come to get the news.

    Stay cool everyone, it’s 101 in MT today.

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  39. 131 Dudette
    July 1, 2013 at 5:28 pm

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