President Obama’s Press Conference, Mexico

8:15 EST: President Obama, President Nieto and Prime Minister Harper Hold a Press Conference

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131 Responses to “President Obama’s Press Conference, Mexico”

    • 2 vcprezofan2
      February 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      I think I’m ready. 😎

      • 3 No Child Left Behind
        February 19, 2014 at 8:09 pm

        ¡Hola! Felicitaciones por ser el primero (o la primera).

        • 4 vcprezofan2
          February 19, 2014 at 8:13 pm

          La primera, if you please. Muchas gracias, pero mi espagnol no esta a la misma posicion que mi frances. Lo siento mucho [and, NCLB, I crossed my fingers that that makes sense.] 😛

          • 5 No Child Left Behind
            February 19, 2014 at 9:45 pm

            Esta bien. Entiendo. Mi español no es tan bueno como mi francés. No tengo nadie para practicar. Pero puedo conversar un poquito.

            • 6 vcprezofan2
              February 19, 2014 at 9:58 pm

              Tell me about it! I can read far more than I can say/write in Spanish, and like you, NCLB, no puedo practicar porque no tengo nadie cerca. Of course, with the wonder of the internet, if I had any motivation I’d make some effort. In a moment of (whatever) last year I toyed with the idea of seriously learning another language up to fluency stage – but only for that moment. 😀

    • February 19, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      Helloooooooo you, helloooooo everyone!

  1. 12 Judith Fardig
    February 19, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    VC – you ARE ready!

    • 13 vcprezofan2
      February 19, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      😀 Yes, I’ve pulled up my chair and made myself comfortable (while hoping one or two of the speakers will be really brief). 😉

  2. February 19, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Hola TOD muchachas y muchachos!!!

  3. 29 yardarm756
    February 19, 2014 at 8:06 pm

  4. 31 yardarm756
    February 19, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Moyers got it right.

    • 32 carolyn
      February 19, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      Yes, started with Reagan……corporations have been working on this ever since: killing unions, waging uncalled for wars, lying, lying, lying, fanning prejudice…..yes, Moyers is absolutely correct.

      • 33 jacquelineoboomer
        February 19, 2014 at 9:23 pm

        Reagan hated the federal workers in particular and their unions … remember what he did to the air traffic controllers?

        That’s when I started hating Reagan.

        • 34 jackiegrumbacher
          February 19, 2014 at 10:00 pm

          JOB, that single act was so ugly and immoral, it made me sick to my stomach. This shallow, venal man was full of hatred and prejudices and I could not stand him from the moment he came on the scene. He was a mediocre actor and and disaster of a president.

          • 35 jacquelineoboomer
            February 19, 2014 at 10:03 pm

            Agree, agree, agree. Reagan: The big “hero” of the RWNJs.

            • 37 carolyn
              February 19, 2014 at 10:20 pm

              We knew what he was from California. He went after teachers and nurses. Wanted to destroy the professional organizations of those professions, called public schools “government schools” said they were a monopoly. We were in Canada when he broke the Air Traffic Controllers……made the news there too. He was AWFUL!!!!!

              • 38 theo67
                February 19, 2014 at 10:24 pm

                Reagan was one of the worst things to happen to this country. It amazes me that so many people are so gullible. From his manipulation of the Iran hostage crisis, to the deception of his health at the end of his presidency, all the way down to the rewriting of history by the GOP fanatics.

                I watched a History Channel special on Monday that ran down every US President from Washington to Obama, and it was stunning how much gloss they used when talking about Reagan (and Bush II).

  5. 39 JER
    February 19, 2014 at 8:20 pm

  6. 40 vcprezofan2
    February 19, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    I know I’m only listening to this lady with half an ear, but still, overall this seems disjointed. The words are English sure, yet ….

  7. February 19, 2014 at 8:49 pm

  8. 75 Jewelz
    February 19, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    President Barack Obama is brilliant. That’s all. I do hope other businesses join Gap in raising minimum wage for their workers.

  9. 77 JER
    February 19, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    • 78 GGAIL
      February 19, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      Ya know, I never gave AF1 a single thought till it began carrying magnificent, precious cargo in the form of President Obama! Now I think it’s beautiful

  10. 79 JER
    February 19, 2014 at 9:30 pm

  11. 80 jacquelineoboomer
    February 19, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Under subpoena? Just hide somewhere else that Christie rules.

  12. 89 jacquelineoboomer
    February 19, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Is WP acting wacko for anybody else?

  13. February 19, 2014 at 9:49 pm

  14. February 19, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    So my take-aways from the Press Conference were:

    1) Monarch Butterflies have the attention of the entire continent. Yay!

    Some background from last November:

    2) After gun control measures have been enacted after the 2014 #LandslideDems win in both Houses of Congress, Gabby Giffords would be the perfect ambassador for promoting the student exchange that all three leaders mentioned. She’s fluent in Spanish, has a Mexican (as in lives in Mexico City) half-brother and spent her Fulbright years as a student in Mexico. She’s really a remarkable woman, and such a spunky go-getter. My admiration for her has no end. I’ve said before her life story would make a remarkable movie (with Rachel McAdams or Amy Adams in the lead role). She deserves to be a role model for every American girl.

    • 101 jackiegrumbacher
      February 19, 2014 at 10:07 pm

      Arapaho, I couldn’t agree more. She has more determination and true grit than any ten superheroes. If every young woman strove to be like her, they could change the world.

  15. February 19, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    I missed part of our President’s response to the Syria/Ukraine question due to tech difficulties; hoping that Chips or Nerdy W. will post tomorrow.

    Was Venezuela mentioned, or just Ukraine? I’m guessing not, since they’re on a different continent, but still, they’re in our hemisphere…

  16. 105 jacquelineoboomer
    February 19, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Reminder for anyone who needs it … Lawrence will have on Jordan Davis’ parents tonight, for an interview.

  17. 106 JER
    February 19, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    President Obama says goodbye to Mexico from the ‘Air Force One’

  18. February 19, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Here’s a couple of tweets about Ukraine that were in Jeff Gauvin’s timeline today.

    After what has occurred after the protesters were granted amnesty (more than 20 dead), it’s hard to believe the Ukrainian Government’s truce “promise.”

  19. 111 amk for obama
    February 19, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Leaving lovely cape town in another 2 hours. la sigh…

    • 112 theo67
      February 19, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      Cape Town is breathtakingly beautiful – I can understand the sigh…

      • 113 amk for obama
        February 19, 2014 at 10:21 pm

        Indeed, theo. Except for two hot brief afternoons, the weather too was loving me.

        • 114 theo67
          February 19, 2014 at 10:25 pm

          Have a safe flight back!

          • 115 amk for obama
            February 19, 2014 at 10:30 pm

            Thanks, theo. Not to home yet. Flying to Durban and then on to my work site for a week. Next sunday to Kenya. One week there. Back home only in 2nd week of March.

            Need to send my photo to wifey unit just so she lets me in when I knock on the door.


            • 116 theo67
              February 19, 2014 at 10:43 pm

              You are still several weeks away from home! Sending the photo may guarantee that she doesn’t let you back in… Better to let her think it’s just a kindly visitor knocking on the door, then admit your identity when you’re safely inside… 😉

              Durban has such a deep blue color to the water, and excellent diving. Hope you get a chance to enjoy some of the outdoors. Travel safely!

    • February 19, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      Cape Town: “Pheeeeeeeeew.”

  20. 120 amk for obama
    February 19, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    beeb’s FP headline

    Ukraine president agrees truce

    what kinda eeenglish is that? danny’s?

  21. February 19, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Welcome to the #Snowdenwald world, the spiritual home of emoPutins (LL posted a link to another article on the previous thread, but due to aforementioned tech problems, wasn’t able to post on that thread).

    I really don’t understand men who have no qualms using force against women who are obviously smaller than that man, and men have an advantage in upper body strength.

    If I were a man in that position, I would be ashamed of my actions. It’s like physical child abuse — you’re bigger and stronger as an adult, so yeah it’s easy but it’s not right.

  22. February 19, 2014 at 10:20 pm

  23. February 19, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    MUST SEE! Contained in a tweet to Chips, this is where POTUS was today:



    • 126 nathkatun7
      February 19, 2014 at 11:50 pm

      What an incredibly amazing place! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks meta for sharing this. I love science, but i just can’t imagine a world without the artists who make our spirits soar.

  24. 127 JER
    February 19, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Air Force ONE, with President Obama on board leaves Mexico Toluca.

  25. February 19, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    The Manhattan Project continues its legacy:

  26. 130 carolyn
    February 19, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Rachel was hitting it on all cylinders tonight. My husband wanted to watch, because he’d read or heard that she was taking care of Christie. She did tonight, the entire first half hour. New evidence, new information, new dots connected.
    Then she spent time on the Ukraine and what’s going on, showing live streaming of the square and the President’s statement, which was strong…warning against using the military.
    Then she did a good number on Gov McCrory of N. Carolina and his subpoenas and criminal actions filed about his pollution, then closed with the Bush travesty today at his “Institute” and wrapping himself in the glory of the veterans he sent to Iraq and Afghanistan. She did a beautiful job with him.
    It was a good evening. Color on TV is still dark, but I sat in the next room and listened. That was all that was necessary.
    Sometimes I don’t agree with her, but when she’s on, she’s on. And, she is a scholar and a researcher, and her people are researchers. She does not talk off the top of her head when dealing with subjects such as these. I’ve noticed that when she does these researched projects, other people follow her.

    • 131 HZ
      February 19, 2014 at 11:51 pm

      Good Evening my Chips and TOD family. So wonderful to see my handsome grandson, Danny. Chips, granny will baby sit anytime. Danny’s eyes just speaks volumes of a brilliant mind. Next State Dinner, please make sure he has his invitation to sit with Bo and Sunny. He will make excellent company for our First Dogs. I can just see him in his tie sitting there with Bo and Sunny.

      Carolyn, I totally concur with your comment. Rachel was on fire tonight. She can work the nerves at times, but as you stated,”When she’s on, she’s on.” She was on again tonight.

      Everyone, have a beautiful evening, morning. (((((((((((((((((((Candle smells so lovely for Mother, Chips.))))))))))))))))))))))) Loving healing scents of peace, healing, and loving prayers. ()HZ

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