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President Obama Attends A State Dinner

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Doug Mills: President Obama raises his glass during a toast at the State Dinner in Kenya. #ObamaInKenya @POTUS

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President Barack Obama, right, offers a toast to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, left, during a state dinner at State House, on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama offers a toast to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta during a state dinner at State House

President Barack Obama, third from left, stands before the playing of the National Anthem during a state dinner at State House, on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation. From left, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Obama, and Kenyan first lady Margaret Kenyatta. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama's half-sister Auma Obama watches as he proposes a toast to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta during a state dinner at State House, on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. Obama's visit to Kenya is focused on trade and economic issues, as well as security and counterterrorism cooperation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama’s sister Auma Obama watches as he proposes a toast to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

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President Barack Obama's step-grandmother Mama Sarah Obama listens to his toast during a state dinner hosted by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama’s step-grandmother Mama Sarah Obama listens to his toast

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U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) share a toast at the end of a state dinner in Obama's honor at the State House in Nairobi July 25, 2015. Obama told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to assist by ensuring the rule of law was upheld and by tackling corruption. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

First Lady Margaret Gakuo Kenyatta looks on as President Barack Obama and President Uhuru Kenyatta share a toast

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U.S. Representative Charlie Rangel (D-NY) attends a state dinner in U.S. President Barack Obama's honor at the State House in Nairobi July 25, 2015. Obama told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to assist by ensuring the rule of law was upheld and by tackling corruption. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Senator Ed Markey and Representative Charlie Rangel

President Barack Obama, left, and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta toast during a state dinner at State House, on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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A program sits on a table as U.S. President Barack Obama and Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (not pictured) deliver toasts at the end of a state dinner in Obama's honor at the State House in Nairobi July 25, 2015. Obama told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to assist by ensuring the rule of law was upheld and by tackling corruption. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Recording artist Akon attends a state dinner in U.S. President Barack Obama's honor at the State House in Nairobi July 25, 2015. Obama told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to assist by ensuring the rule of law was upheld and by tackling corruption. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Musician Akon attends aย state dinner in President Barack Obama’s honor at the State House

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Mama Sarah Obama (L-R), step grandmother to U.S. President Barack Obama, his half-sister Auma Obama and Ngina Kenyatta, the mother of Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, smile as presidents Obama and Kenyatta deliver toasts at the end of a state dinner in Obama's honor at the State House in Nairobi July 25, 2015. Obama told African entrepreneurs in Kenya on Saturday they could help counter violent ideologies and drive growth in Africa, and said governments had to assist by ensuring the rule of law was upheld and by tackling corruption. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) looks on as Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (C) drinks a toast to him at the end of a state dinner in Obama's honor at the State House in Nairobi July 25, 2015. Also pictured is Kenyatta's wife Margaret Kenyatta. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


86 Responses to “President Obama Attends A State Dinner”


  1. 1 desertflower
    July 25, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Cheers!

    • 2 99ts
      July 25, 2015 at 7:52 pm

      gm from my world df – and entirely off topic – I have a dishwasher that has lasted 1 cycle so far – only took a month to fix.

      Now I shall read backwards and check out what has been happening in Kenya

      • 3 desertflower
        July 25, 2015 at 7:53 pm

        Gm, 99ts:) Yea, dishwasher!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ You absolutely should go back and catch up on PBO in Kenya!! By all means, do:)

  2. July 25, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Good evening fellow mindless Obots!

    Well, it’s been a busy day at Casa de LL.

    As of Friday, we shall have a new AC unit! Consultant was out, gave us options, and we went with a good service. Cost is $7100 to do all the work, which includes installation, hauling away all debris, and arranging for state and city inspections. Plus, 10 year parts and labor warranty. The home project loan comes out to $117/mo, which isn’t bad.

    Meanwhile, Mrs. LL was scouring the shelves in the fridge. Unfortunately, it turns out that she kept the fridge door open, Later she sez: “The fridge isn’t cold”. I sez: “Did you have the door open?” She sez “Yes”. I sez “How long”. She sez “Oh, 15 minutues?” At which point I go:

    Thus is long-term partner life.

    Also took Nephew of LL to a local brewery, Three Weavers. So, SoCal TOD peeps, we must go there. They have no food, but there’s are awesome restaurants across the street and we can have food delivered. Thai, Pakistani, and Jamaican.

  3. 5 Nerdy Wonka
    July 25, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    • 6 99ts
      July 25, 2015 at 10:06 pm

      The coolest, the most intelligent, the true “family man”, the man of peace – and the US media promotes 15 (or 16) clowns as being capable of being President of the US – while ignoring or attacking the one person who has brought the US back into favor with the rest of the world. Somethings the matter with the US and it all relates to the 4th estate. May it sooner, rather than later implode in its world of stupid.

      Just awesome posts today from Chips and NW – don’t know why I read the lying tripe from other places. I have never heard so many lies reiterated as truth in the past month by those “bastions of democracy” that claim to keep politicians honest.

  4. July 25, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    An utterly awesome post Nerdy, I friggin’ LOOOOOOOOOVE this man!!

    • 8 Nerdy Wonka
      July 25, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      Thanks, Chips.

      I fee ya. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE him too.

      I’m going to be simultaneously drunk and weeping buckets come January 21, 2017 and he’s no longer officially POTUS.

      But, frankly, he’ll always be President Barack Obama, President of the United States to me. I don’t recognize anybody else.

      • July 25, 2015 at 8:09 pm

        Ha, I’m with ya girl! But depressing as the thought is, I have a feeling he will do spectacular things post-Presidency, on so many fronts – domestic and international. Eg I have this notion President Biden – ๐Ÿ™‚ – will appoint him to fix Israel/Palestine (hopefully Bibi is in prison by then).

        • 10 99ts
          July 25, 2015 at 10:08 pm

          I think an unfettered PBO will light up the world scene regardless of who is next President. He will be the level by which all and any future world leaders will be measured.

        • 11 jacquelineoboomer
          July 26, 2015 at 12:40 am

          Love the way you so cavalierly wrote out that “President Biden,” too! I love that man, as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • July 25, 2015 at 8:21 pm

        But, we’ll have a socialist paradise with President Bernie!

      • 13 MadameSoph
        July 25, 2015 at 10:13 pm

        Nerdy, I’m with you about January 21, 2017, except that I won’t be drunk.

        On or before inauguration day I plan to be on a plane to Italy as my post-PBO home. I don’t think we will have a president of this caliber again in my lifetime (and my father’s mother lived to be 111, so I plan on being around awhile).

        On January 20, 2009 I watched the inauguration and then went to the airport, where I watched the parade and festivities while waiting for my plane to Rome. What a joy it was to travel to Europe under President Barack Obama. Under President Bush, I felt like I had to be low-key, with an ever-present, unspoken, “sorry” behind my eyes. Under PBO I wanted to exclaim to everyone I met “I’m an American! My President is Barack Obama!”

        I still have a copy of an Italian newspaper with an article about the inauguration.

  5. 15 vcprezofan2
    July 25, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜Ž Thank you, NerdyW; just what the doctor ordered for a Saturday night at home! You do do some good research and delivery. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. 16 Nerdy Wonka
    July 25, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Early HEADS UP for Sunday.

    Thanks, Chips.

  7. July 25, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    BTW, Chips, Nerdy: who else is watching the very important pre-season friendly between PSG and Chelsea?

  8. July 25, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Be back later have to go watch the Special Olympics. FLOTUS is to be there. See you later. Stevie Wonder is to perform too.

  9. 31 GGail
    July 25, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Thanks NW!
    I’m happy seeing PBO cutting a rug and making his foreign and domestic family so proud of him ๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ

  10. 32 JER
    July 25, 2015 at 8:30 pm

  11. 33 JER
    July 25, 2015 at 8:33 pm

  12. 34 JER
    July 25, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    • 35 GGail
      July 25, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      Information gleamed from the article in this tweet…

      First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to attend the opening ceremonies of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games on Saturday, beginning at 5 p.m., at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

      When President Obama attended events in Los Angeles and Orange County in the past, he’s used interior designer Michael S. Smith’s residence at Thunderbird Heights in Rancho Mirage as his home base.

      Smith, a close friend of Michelle Obama, is known for his work at the White House and locally for his designs at the Sunnylands visitor center.

      Michelle worked with Smith and White House curator William Allman to design the new Obama State China Service, which was unveiled in April.
      http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2015/07/24/michelle-obama-first-lady-special-olympics/30643295/

  13. July 25, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Once again, TOD delivers for us. Is the MSM covering POTUS’ trip to Africa?
    Of course not.

    but, TOD never lets us down.

    You are an invaluable resource.

  14. July 25, 2015 at 8:54 pm

  15. 39 sabreen60
    July 25, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Thank you Nerdy. Thank you Ms. Chips. There is no where else we can go to read, hear and see all the information you provide.

    President Obama is awesome and I, too, love him dearly!

  16. 40 amk for obama
    July 25, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    vc, you have been warned.

    p.s: payne is a rwnj. so, …

  17. 48 HZ
    July 25, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Chips}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}HZ and our {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Nerdy}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} thank you for all that you give to us! Love you so much.HZ

    • 49 vcprezofan2
      July 25, 2015 at 10:03 pm

      Here’s a weekend hug or two, HZ. It’s good to see you!

      {{{HZ}}}

      • 50 HZ
        July 26, 2015 at 12:36 am

        Thank you my vc. Same to you. Hoping not to be awaken by another earthquake. HZ

        • 51 vcprezofan2
          July 26, 2015 at 12:46 am

          I hope you’re able to have a good night’s sleep for the rest of the night.

          • 52 HZ
            July 26, 2015 at 1:16 am

            I hope so, vc. I am going to put some music on and think of the goodness that has been in my space this week, thanks to my brother and great niece. He sent her out to visit me for five days, and she was such a joy. Great and loving brothers are a special gift. HZ

  18. 53 Judith Fardig
    July 25, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Dancing! Singing! International diplomacy, domestic triumphs, all while maintaining a state of grace few mortals can match – our President Barack Obama. Wish everyone could appreciate this Presidency like we do here.

    • 54 Vicki
      July 25, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      Judith!!!! THIS!!!!! Nothing left to say.

    • 55 jackiegrumbacher
      July 25, 2015 at 10:07 pm

      I wish they did, too, Judith. Many who don’t appreciate him don’t bother to take the time to learn about or understand how much he’s accomplished. They get on hobbyhorses about things they like or don’t like and blame our President when things don’t go according to their own preconceived ideas. Others simply absorb media poison, take it at face value and regurgitate anti-Obama talking points. Still others cannot bring themselves to accept an African American President, especially one as superior as PBO. In the last six years, I’ve lost a lot of respect for those I once thought were decent Democrats. It’s been an eye opening experience.

    • 56 99ts
      July 25, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      Many many more do appreciate the Presidency than the media would ever tell you about Judith. He is much loved – everywhere.

      • 57 MadameSoph
        July 25, 2015 at 10:33 pm

        Jackie and 99ts,
        I feel both of you. A dear friend of mine voted for PBO twice and gives the side-eye to critics, but she has paid no attention whatsoever to his presidency or politics in general. She has no idea what a great president he truly is. I think, if PBO wasn’t a black man, she might not have voted for him, ’cause she’s all anti-taxes and stuff and believes old, worn-out Repub talking points about fiscal matters.

        And I have met those Dems who have shown their true selves after the election of a black president.

        But I have been surprised and humbled at other times. I was having a casual conversation with a thirty, possibly forty-something super-short-haired white guy (he looked like a stereotypical FBI or cop-type guy). He tentatively brought up the President and I thought to myself, “here we go…” Come to find out, the reason he was being tentative is because he wasn’t sure of my politics (which was kind of a surprise to me, as I think I have a “OBOT” sign on my forehead, but, whatever ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, turns out he was an OBOT himself! He went on and on about how PBO is the greatest man and greatest president and how if he was a different skin tone he’d be on Mt. Rushmore, etc, etc.

        You are correct, 99ts! PBO IS much loved everywhere! The haters are just so loud and disappointing that we are on constant guard for the hate and sometimes forget to notice the love.

    • 58 Dudette
      July 26, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Amen JF!

  19. July 25, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    Congrats df ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you, NW, for continuing your excellent coverage of President Obama’s Kenya visit!!

    Lots of updates in the sidebar including Erdogan’s ongoing treachery against the Kurds ….

    good night TOD

  20. 60 MadameSoph
    July 25, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Nerdy! Thank you so much for this! I am soooo happy right now…

    Just got home after a long day of work after a long night with a funky/creepy dream and interrupted sleep.

    Pop onto TOD and see President Barack Obama dancing in Kenya! I have the biggest grin on my face right now and my heart is bursting with joy! I thought of how Flotus affectionately calls out PBO for his (lack of) dancing skills; then I thought of President GW Bush “dancing” on his African trip and how I was just cringing with embarrassment as an American.

    Tonight, I am both proud to be an American and full of joy for PBO coming to his father’s homeland as President of the United States of America. The awesomeness of the occasion feels immeasurable (and I am using awesome in its classic sense: breathtaking, awe-inspiring, magnificent, stirring, etc.)

    ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. 61 Nena20409
    July 25, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Wow…..this post is The BEST!
    Brilliant, NW.
    So POTUS was Dancing with his Kin Folks………Haters Heads are exploding and imploding right about now. I -I for DF on your Au โญ

    Danny is such a Gentleman…….sharing sticks and walking with a Lady……WTG, Danny.

  22. 63 vcprezofan2
    July 25, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    /whispering/ As you retire tonight, remember GoBrooklyn with thoughts and prayers for strength and hope. She has scans and stuff tomorrow, Monday, and it would be nice if she could ‘feel’ our support.

  23. 74 amk for obama
    July 25, 2015 at 10:42 pm

  24. 75 vcprezofan2
    July 26, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Where is everybody? Is WordP taking a break AGAIN? It hasn’t updated in ages!

  25. 76 Judith Fardig
    July 26, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Healing thoughts to GoBrooklyn and any others who need them. Night, all.

  26. July 26, 2015 at 12:21 am

    Just watch all the 2015 Special Olympics opening ceremony and I enjoy watching it. And to top it off seeing FLOTUS say afew words, and open the Special Olympics. Love her.

  27. July 26, 2015 at 3:28 am

  28. July 26, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Sincere thanks to each of you that have shared your positive, respectful love and pride for our President. At 79 yrs. of age I know that I will never see another Person of this caliber in our White House but it is truly gratifying that so many of you had the heart and intelligence to vote him in twice and not apologize. You are to be congratulated and I’m. sure that you will reap even more fruits of your labours. Senior Democrat looking back over all the administrations since Franklin Delano Roosevelt and evaluating these congressional idiots who would invite a president from another country to speak in our Capitol about/against our own Leader. You must never permit such an insult to be perpetrated against any leader that you have elected; it made the 435+ look so foolish and the remaining ones of us that sat on our hands – – look W E A K !! thanks for allowing me to express my dual sentiments. I have no sound on my poor old Laptop but these PICTURES keep me mighty happy !! Ms.”B”


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