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15

President Obama delivers remarks at the YALI Summit

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11:10AM ET: President Obama delivers remarks at theΒ Young African Leaders Initiative Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit


102 Responses to “President Obama delivers remarks at the YALI Summit”


  1. 4 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    August 3, 2015 at 11:06 am

    CONGRATULATIONS ON FURST DON…THEY NEED TO BRING ON THE CONFETTI…:)

  2. 6 amk for obama
    August 3, 2015 at 11:06 am

    repost (yeah, shoot me).

    took this from my moving cab in bertcertland today. my proof that unohoo is a kenyan alright.

    also. too. he is that appeasing limey dood as well as that dictatorial kraut dood. effing multiple avatars jus’ for one man. fucking #ODS.

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    also. too. furst.

  3. 23 Judith Fardig
    August 3, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Congratulations, Don, on your first-place win! Happy Climate Action Day! Thanks, NW for your extra work while Chips is vacationing. Realy appreciate all you do to keep us informed and laughing.

    • 24 Don
      August 3, 2015 at 11:10 am

      Thank you, you guys inspire me to reach for the stars. All of you guys had a hand in this.

      • 25 desertflower
        August 3, 2015 at 11:18 am

        Strangely thrilling to be first, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

        • 26 Don
          August 3, 2015 at 11:22 am

          At first I’m elated, but then it wears off and I come crashing back down to earth. The high gets shorter and shorter.

          • 27 desertflower
            August 3, 2015 at 11:43 am

            Really? I’m always tickled..

          • 28 MIghtyPamela
            August 3, 2015 at 2:05 pm

            Rest easily, Don, before long, with so many crowns on your head, you will find you delay your comment, to allow others to take the Gold, and to enjoy the Triumph! They, too, will learn how ephemeral being Furst can be!! Like VC did, and I did, and others I can think of who were gloried time after time! ❀

    • 29 Nerdy Wonka
      August 3, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      Thanks so much, Judith.

  4. 30 desertflower
    August 3, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Can’t wait to get my “Science Says So” tshirt……

  5. August 3, 2015 at 11:19 am

    The crowd sang Happy Birthday to POTUS. πŸ™‚

  6. 37 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    August 3, 2015 at 11:22 am

    AFRICA IS LONG…LONG OVERDUE FOR THE LOVE AND RESPECT IT DESERVES AND I DO NOT WANT TO SEE IT PICK UP THE BAD HABITS FROM THE WEST…ONLY YHE GOOD THINGS…IT IS BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING!..THANK YOU PBO FOR PUTTING IT WHERE IT BELONGS!…UP IN FRONT OF THE LINE…:)

  7. 38 desertflower
    August 3, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Pretty sure we can’t say this, or send this, often enough.

  8. August 3, 2015 at 11:23 am

    So Barack Obama has been such a bad President, Americans will not want to vote another black President in office any time soon. That is Donald”the racists” Trump thinking. How many bad white Presidents have the U.S. had?

  9. 41 JER
    August 3, 2015 at 11:24 am

  10. 42 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    August 3, 2015 at 11:25 am

    SO BEAUTIFUL THEY ARE…MAKES MY HEART WARM!…..:)

  11. 46 amk for obama
    August 3, 2015 at 11:29 am

    the gop’s wet dream?

  12. 47 amk for obama
    August 3, 2015 at 11:34 am

    indian supremes say “FU” to one of our ‘richest men’. I pegged him as a scammer more than a decade ago.

    http://www.rediff.com/business/report/sc-slams-sahara-chief-junks-his-plea-for-release/20150803.htm

  13. August 3, 2015 at 11:40 am

    This is a BIG DEAL ….

    bbl πŸ™‚

  14. 50 Nena20409
    August 3, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Hello TOD…..
    The Toons with Humpty-Trumpty are Golden πŸ˜‰
    Fantastic Job, NW.
    Congrats to all the Au ⭐ winners, starting with this post and 3 posts back.
    Sunny. Hot and Humid.
    Karibu POTUS, isn’t that Welcome Home POTUS?

  15. 52 Nena20409
    August 3, 2015 at 11:54 am

    And now, More Guns in the USA…….more Killings, more wounded and Scars left for decades.

  16. 53 Nena20409
    August 3, 2015 at 11:55 am

  17. 54 Nena20409
    August 3, 2015 at 11:59 am

    TX is the 2nd largest State in Population……but of course, the US News Media would ignore this story.

  18. 55 CEB
    August 3, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Good day, TOD ohana.

  19. August 3, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Let the Congreagation say Amennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!

  20. August 3, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Please congratulate Sec Kerry and keep an eye on the sidebar …. lots of #IranDeal stuff flowing through the Twitterverse ….

    • August 3, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      I tried …. I hate WP …. have so little time and it screws me every time I try to be efficient … couple hours before I’ll be able to return …

      • 59 Nerdy Wonka
        August 3, 2015 at 1:23 pm

        You’re free, Sir Bob.

        • 60 GGail
          August 3, 2015 at 1:38 pm

          I’m quietly chuckling to myself.
          Let’s see – for some time now, we’ve known that WP likes to hold on to comments that have either: Too many hashtags or too many tweets in it and yet we continue to post comments like this and then become frustrated when WP holds on to them. Are we expecting WP to fall in line with our desire to continue this practice? πŸ™‚

          • August 3, 2015 at 3:08 pm

            That theory would hold up well, Gail, with the exception that NW and Chips can post an endless string of tweets without any apparent delay in their appearing. Perhaps they post and then have to ‘moderate’ to break them loose.

            And, yes, WP should get its act together and simply enable each blog owner to set the parameters for number of # & @ allowed per comment.

            Cheers!

            • 62 99ts
              August 3, 2015 at 9:23 pm

              Don’t think it’s just the tweets either Bob. I often have tweets disappear in the netherland for no reason that can ever be determined. It is seriously stupid & why on earth should the number of tweets matter??

              And thank you for your tweets πŸ™‚

      • 63 MIghtyPamela
        August 3, 2015 at 2:06 pm

        {{{{{ Bobfr }}}}} For when you return.

    • 65 Linda
      August 3, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      So ? They don’t have enough to override a veto. Also, since when are resolutions binding legislation ?

    • 66 Nena20409
      August 3, 2015 at 12:59 pm

      They have secured enough votes…….?
      Not one person had any doubt that GOPer Controlled Congress along with sheepish AIPAC Dems Neocons would not have enough initial votes.
      POTUS would veto it and There is ZERO……OK…..Not Enough Votes to override POTUS’ Veto in Both Chambers, but mostly, in the House…….Not going to happen.

    • 67 Jeff
      August 3, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      dangerous Iran deal? what a bunch of fucking bullshit.

      Not really surprising that the AIPAC owned media would ride with this.

  21. 68 desertflower
    August 3, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    THURSDAY! THURSDAY! THURSDAY! (can some nice bt post this??)

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017283860

      • 70 desertflower
        August 3, 2015 at 12:31 pm

        Thanks, JER! What WILL we be talking about on Friday????

      • August 3, 2015 at 12:57 pm

        the terrifying thing about this is that there citizens that actually believe these things and they vote accordingly…and we have a complicit media who refuses to call them out about their lies…myths…and distortions

      • 72 GGail
        August 3, 2015 at 1:19 pm

        Thanks DesertFlower for bringing this to our attention and Thanks JER for posting it. I love it!!!!

        Now if we could only get a twitter warrior to turn it into a tweet and let the little blue bird fly πŸ™‚

      • 73 MIghtyPamela
        August 3, 2015 at 2:08 pm

        Do not have the stomach for this. You guys knock yourselves out! πŸ™‚

  22. 74 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    August 3, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    I LOVE WHAT PBO DOES FOR THE YOUTH IN THIS WORLD….THIS TRAIN…………………THE HOPE TRAIN…….BBL…CLIMATE SPEECH!

  23. 75 Nena20409
    August 3, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    8-3-15
    WH Presser with Josh “The Voice” Earnest scheduled for 12:30 PM EDT………my guess is that it will not start until @POTUS is through with his Town Hall event.

  24. 76 Linda
    August 3, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    It was not a good day at the races Sunday for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R).

    The Republican presidential candidate was on hand for the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey, where he presented a trophy to first-place finisher American Pharoah’s handlers. While the crowd of more than 60,000 cheered for the Triple Crown winner, the governor elicited “long,” “loud,” “sustained” booing, according to NJ.com.

    The record-setting crowd booed yet again when Christie’s name was brought up in the American Pharoah team’s victory speech, according to the news site.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/chris-christie-booed-nj-horse-race

    giggles out loud…..

    • 77 jacquelineoboomer
      August 3, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      I’m giggling, too. Of course, people like Christie thinks booing means he “must be doing something right.”

      I’m still waiting on that “something right” part …

      Ugh.

    • 78 99ts
      August 3, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      Sad thing is – many are booing Christie because of his support of PBO when getting the recovery cash – not because he is an ah who has dragged his state down and down.

  25. 79 vcprezofan2
    August 3, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Yo Don, riding high I see! Niiiice. πŸ˜€

  26. 80 Linda
    August 3, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Verdict reached in Holmes case…..

    It will be read around 2:30. I hope they did not give him the death penalty…..he is mentally ill.

    • 81 Nena20409
      August 3, 2015 at 12:55 pm

      In_deed.
      Life imprisonment is what I would advocate for.

    • 82 hopefruit2
      August 3, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      Sorry, but mental illness does not explain what this guy did. He very carefully and rationally planned his killing. He made sure that the venue was appropriate for taking out the maximum number of lives in the shortest amount of time. He purchased and accumulated large amounts of weaponry. He made sure to arm and armor himself in protective gear. He made sure to booby trap his apartment. Those plans were accomplished not on impulse during a “psychotic break”, or in a moment of maniacal rage, but over an extended period of many months, and required much follow-through, logical planning and mental focus.

      I’m sick and tired of the “mental illness” excuse being used to protect these privileged affluent mass murderers, when you have urban youth with severe (and mostly undiagnosed) forms of PTSD being deemed “thugs” by society and their misdemeanors and petty crimes being used to justify cops killing them at will.

      Having said that, I will say that I don’t support the death penalty in most situations – but if I did support it, this guy would not get a pass from me because of “mental illness.”

  27. 85 Nena20409
    August 3, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Oh and Bobby Jindal wants the Mayors of Sanctuary Cities to be arrested. How? He doesn’t say…….The guy who said in 2013 that The GOPers needed to stop being a STUPID Party?
    Hmm?
    His Stupidity is clocking high noon.

    • 86 Linda
      August 3, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      He is an anchor baby and should not be eligible. IMO. He was conceived in India. Since he believes life begins at conception, he cannot be President.

  28. 87 Linda
    August 3, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Fred Krupp is the President of The Environmental Defense Fund.

    Mrs Greenspan just asked him ” Why does the President think he has the authority to do this ” ? ( New Climate rules )

    Huh ?

  29. 88 jacquelineoboomer
    August 3, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Per CNN – their first mistake:

    “Clinton camp not worrying about Biden”

    And I laugh. #RunJoeRun

  30. August 3, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    esp when the Dems do not vote….We are contributing to our own demise when we do not vote!

  31. 90 Judith Fardig
    August 3, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    In anticipation of President Obama’s historic speech at AU on the final EPA Clean Power Plan rules:

    • 91 GGail
      August 3, 2015 at 1:22 pm

      Smart photo Judith – you guys standing in front of a home that has Solar Panels – pretty clever there! πŸ™‚

  32. 92 Allison
    August 3, 2015 at 1:20 pm

  33. 96 Nena20409
    August 3, 2015 at 1:37 pm

  34. 97 Nena20409
    August 3, 2015 at 1:39 pm

  35. 99 Linda
    August 3, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Just in:

    Delta has banned transport of any trophy animals worldwide. Good for them.

  36. 100 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    August 3, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    MSNBC TO BRADCAST PBO’S SPEECH….GOING THERE……………{HUGS}…:)

  37. 101 Linda
    August 3, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Jeb Bush Threatens To Unilaterally Cut Members Of Congress’ Pay If They Don’t Do What He Wants

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/08/03/3687100/jeb-bushs-weirdly-imperial-plan-to-dominate-congress/

    Of course that would be illegal and unconstitutional. Maybe he needs to read the 27th Amendment of the Constitution.

    What a dumbass !


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