Leaving Kenya

9:10 AM EDT: President Obama departs Kenya en route Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

(Another link here)


11:0 AM EDT: Arrives Addis Ababa

109 Responses to “Leaving Kenya”

  1. 16 Dudette
    July 26, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Welp! Of course a new thread just as I post on the previous one! LOL!

  2. 26 Roberta in MN
    July 26, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Good Morning Dudette and Congrats on getting the GOLD. GM Chips & Danny’O.

  3. 28 jackiegrumbacher
    July 26, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Wow, Chips, you are so fast off the mark this morning. I was just getting the feel for the Kenya “Farewell” and we’re on to the Ethiopia “Hello.” If it wears me out just keeping up, imagine how PBO and his entourage must feel.

    • July 26, 2015 at 9:02 am

      Morning Jackie! You know, most days I wake up I don’t know where I am, and I’ve been in the same place for three-ish years, so I can’t imagine how PBO feels when his alarm clock goes off πŸ™‚

    • 30 Dudette
      July 26, 2015 at 9:34 am

      He’s got the best team around him. They got this!

  4. 31 overseasgranny
    July 26, 2015 at 8:54 am

    For lack of anything on TV, I was watching Fox to get the latest news on Trump who is now attacking Walker [YES!]. Ed Henry is on. Tucker now has a hot piece on Hillary, he saying that Valerie Jarrett is the person that tattled on Hillary. It is Ed Henry’s role to deny this, and the two of them have played this same game for hours now reinforcing that Valerie is some kind of nasty tattletale. Why does the WH allow Ed Henry to continue as a WH correspondent? The man is disgusting.

    • 32 jackiegrumbacher
      July 26, 2015 at 8:57 am

      OSgranny, you are made of sterner stuff than I to watch anything on Fox. Even the re-run channels are better. Still, it is good to see Trump attacking Walker. What did he say, by the way?

      • 33 overseasgranny
        July 26, 2015 at 9:02 am

        One of Walker’s men called Trump a dumb-dumb. That’s all it took and Trump has been telling the truth about what Walker has done to Wisconsin and how in debt the state is. The game is on. Trump asked his supporters to put him into first place over Walker in the running.

        • July 26, 2015 at 9:19 am

          Is anyone beside me enjoying Trump and the Republicans going at each other?

        • 37 jackiegrumbacher
          July 26, 2015 at 9:21 am

          So much irony here, OSG. That Walker would accuse Trump of being dumb, when he rivals Perry in being the dimmest bulb of the presidential wannabes; that Walker would assume that Trump would do anything less than a full frontal assault on him–a guy who has a history of destroying everything in sight in Wisconsin. My dearest wish is that Trump decimates Walker and then moves on to Cruz and Bush. Hope he leaves them all in the dust, choking for breath and then manages to self destruct.

          • 38 overseasgranny
            July 26, 2015 at 9:33 am

            I think you will get your wish, Jackie. The Republican candidates are beginning to resemble a flock of headless chickens racing around to who knows where. Trump is the best thing that has happened for the Democrats in a while now. And I still want Ed Henry gone. What a tool he is, staking his career and reputation on doing what others tell him to do.

        • 39 amk for obama
          July 26, 2015 at 9:28 am

          for the teabagging racist nuts, donald dreck is god sent. Of the entire current lot of kkklowns, he is the only one (carson doesn’t count) that hasn’t been sucking on gobinment teats (at least not directly) and so they will back him to the bitterest end. would be fun to watch how the rethug establishment will use their ugly southern strategy on him.

          • July 26, 2015 at 9:37 am

            Amk, change that to …hasn’t been PUBLICALLY sucking… DT has lobbied for and been the beneficiary of special tax breaks for developers.

            • 41 amk for obama
              July 26, 2015 at 9:41 am

              of course that has been the way of the 1%ers to make money off the gobinment but the teabagging numb nutz don’t comprehend that.

    • July 26, 2015 at 10:11 am

      Because no one at the White House takes him seriously. Nor should they. He’s Sunday morning funnies to them.

  5. 43 Roberta in MN
    July 26, 2015 at 8:55 am

    We need an interpreter. Anyone available? πŸ™‚

  6. 44 Dudette
    July 26, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Hmm I can’t get the link above to work, so I’m watching NTV Kenya’s live stream on YouTube

  7. July 26, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Sunday morning. Congrats Dudette, on being first this morning.

    To all, I hope you have a glorious and illustrious day today ❀ ❀ ❀

    Thank God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America. β­πŸ† β­πŸ† β­πŸ†

  8. July 26, 2015 at 9:08 am

  9. July 26, 2015 at 9:08 am

    • 52 amk for obama
      July 26, 2015 at 9:13 am

      been there. done that. got jacksquat to show for it. #samefail

    • 53 jackiegrumbacher
      July 26, 2015 at 9:25 am

      It is treason, RanMan, and it’s long past time that prominent Dems called them out on it. I’m not holding my breath, however.

  10. 54 hopefruit2
    July 26, 2015 at 9:13 am

    A hearty good morning to Chips, TOD, lurkers, even amk, and congrats Dudette on #1! Chips, you & Nerdy have done an amazing job with covering our President’s trip all weekend-long. I can’t thank you ladies enough! Also, much thanks to LP for posting one of the excellent earlier threads. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  11. 56 amk for obama
    July 26, 2015 at 9:15 am

    erdogan’s cynical and dangerously dumb game.


  12. 57 Dudette
    July 26, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Safe Travels Mr. President!

  13. July 26, 2015 at 9:20 am

    A great send-off for our POTUS. His energy is endless.

  14. July 26, 2015 at 9:29 am

  15. 67 MightyPamela
    July 26, 2015 at 9:40 am


  16. 68 Dudette
    July 26, 2015 at 9:40 am

    How cute is this? 😘

  17. July 26, 2015 at 9:41 am

  18. July 26, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Hope and healing to this child:

  19. July 26, 2015 at 9:47 am

    GM TOD!

    Has anybody made a comprehensive list of where President Obama would win an election….I know polling in Ireland, U.K., Germany, Kenya, Indonesia have all had news reports where they actually tested this theory 😎

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  22. 75 desertflower
    July 26, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Morning everyone!! Safe travels to President Obama…on his way to Ethiopia…..

    This is your Sunday MUST READ and pass…


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  24. July 26, 2015 at 10:00 am
  25. July 26, 2015 at 10:03 am

    So good πŸ™‚

    ‘…Obama’s visit to the country β€” with some mothers evidently hoping their offspring will be future high-flyers. Two mothers in Kisumu City took the unusual decision to name their sons after the president’s jet, Air Force One. “I have decided to call my baby AirForceOne Barack Obama so that we can all remember Obama’s visit to Kenya because it is a huge blessing,” said Lucy Akinyi Okoth, one of the mothers.
    Another, Lucy Atieno, decided to simply call her boy AirForce One. “I have been told that it is the best aeroplane because it carries a very powerful leader of America who is also a Kenyan,” she said. The two Air Force Ones were among eight children born on Friday night at Kisumu’s Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Referral Hospital. Six other babies were named after Mr Obama…continued’

  26. July 26, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Looks like WP spam & moderator is not happy with me…paging BT!

  27. July 26, 2015 at 10:09 am


  28. 86 amk for obama
    July 26, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Gotta love how the citizens united has come back to bite the rethugs collective asses in the last two cycles. Now every kkklown with their own sugar daddy can inflict as much damage as possible to their brand.

    • 87 desertflower
      July 26, 2015 at 10:27 am

      Read the Rolling Stone link I posted a little upthread:) I think if we play our cards just right, Republicans might want to get rid of Citizens United after this election cycle:)

      • 88 overseasgranny
        July 26, 2015 at 10:32 am

        I was roaring when I got to the tractors aka mowers part, and then laughing so hard I couldn’t breathe. Thanks for the link.

      • 90 amk for obama
        July 26, 2015 at 10:45 am


        Yup, he is the very epitome of what the rethug party has become since nixon.

        • 91 desertflower
          July 26, 2015 at 10:49 am

          They sure built that!!! We need to pound that everyday…

        • 92 theo67
          July 26, 2015 at 3:18 pm

          Trump hasn’t read the GOP language book, so he just says anything that comes to mind. It’s what they actually are, but they just have all those words fed to them to make their garbage more palatable to general voters. Trump doesn’t know/doesn’t care that after the nomination, general voters actually have to vote for the President. For Trump, it’s just a popularity contest.

  29. July 26, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Chef Andres went on this trip to promote commerce with Sec Prtizger.

  30. 96 hopefruit2
    July 26, 2015 at 10:39 am

  31. 99 Don
    July 26, 2015 at 10:51 am

    I’m intrigued by the possibility of directs flights from America to Nairobi once the State Department works through all the issues.

  32. 100 JER
    July 26, 2015 at 11:04 am

    • 102 theo67
      July 26, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      He’s such an idiot. A shooting has nothing to do with guns? If he thinks that, then maybe he’s got bigger issues than just being an idiot.

  33. 103 JER
    July 26, 2015 at 11:05 am

  34. 104 professorx10
    July 26, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Well peeps, if u are wondering where Pres Obama in Ethiopia here he is >>>http://sodere.com/page/ethiopian-tv-live

  35. 109 JER
    July 26, 2015 at 11:08 am

    President Obama arrival in Ethiopia – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

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