President Obama at the UN

3:0 EDT: President Obama Speaks at the Closing Session: Post-2015 Development Agenda, United Nations Building, New York

98 Responses to “President Obama at the UN”

  1. 1 yardarm756
    September 27, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Let it roll?

  2. 21 globalcitizenlinda
    September 27, 2015 at 3:02 pm


  3. 22 Ladyhawke
    September 27, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    I am as proud as a peacock watching POTUS speak at UNGA. Love him so much.

  4. 24 jacquelineoboomer
    September 27, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Wish I had two sets of eyes!

    (The Pope is really making his “Vatican gendarmes” nervous on the streets of Philadelphia! He won’t be stopped from his little side trips. And good for him.)

  5. 27 hopefruit2
    September 27, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Danny’s friends on a Sunday afternoon play date! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  6. September 27, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Pennsylvania bride to marry in 120-year-old family heirloom dress previously worn by 10 other brides

    In terms of tradition, this wedding dress takes the cake.

    Pennsylvania bride Abby Kingston is about to become the eleventh woman in her family to get married in the same gown.

    The 120-year-old family heirloom dress dates back to her great-great-grandmother Mary Lowry Warren’s 1895 wedding in Buffalo, N.Y.

    It was worn by her own mother Leslie Kingston and nine other brides on her family tree — making its last trip down the aisle in 1991.

    When Kingston, 30, first got engaged to Jason Curtis last year, she knew she wanted to continue the custom.


  7. 29 Dudette
    September 27, 2015 at 3:39 pm

  8. September 27, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Just saw the last few min of POTUS @ UNGA and he is sparing no one!!

    Also, Just … #ASKthe80 …. seriously, just have billions of people asking them to do their part because the simple reality is that all their wealth is worthless if several billion people are thirsty and hungry enough to trample their ‘castles’ and that is the reality if we don’t CHANGE our global societal structure, quickly.


  9. September 27, 2015 at 3:41 pm

  10. 33 globalcitizenlinda
    September 27, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    so many moving parts around the global;

    all supporters of peace, socio-economic justice, equality and sustainable development, were more vocal & more determined than the detractors, then we could made a significant difference;

    we have the numbers, it is the commitment and individual participation that is more unpredictable and often lackluster

  11. 36 Dudette
    September 27, 2015 at 3:44 pm

  12. 37 Dudette
    September 27, 2015 at 3:46 pm

  13. September 27, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Putting it in Putin’s face …..

  14. 44 Dudette
    September 27, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    “”The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity,” said Viola Davis last night when accepting her Emmy which, incidentally, made her the first Black woman in history to be given the award for best actress in a TV drama.
    Maybe Davis was listening to President Barack Obama’s speech that same weekend, when he addressed a crowd at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Awards Dinner about needed opportunities for Black women. (Or Obama had been listening to us).
    It was an inspirational speech from the President, whose position allows him to set goals and to lead the nation on policies. I doubt we’ll hear anything like it from any of the sixteen Republican candidates, and so far, nothing like it from any of the Democratic candidates for President….”


    “…Of course, [women are] also a majority of my household,” Obama continued. “So I care deeply about how they’re doing.”
    “Opportunities” was the keyword of Viola Davis’s brief speech, and “Opportunities” was the keyword from the President.
    “When women of color aren’t given the opportunity to live up to their God-given potential, we all lose out on their talents;” he said, “we’re not as good a country as we can be.
    “We might miss out on the next Mae Jemison or Ursula Burns or Serena Williams or Michelle Obama.”
    I would add, we might miss out on Viola Davis, or you.”

  15. 45 Dudette
    September 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm

  16. 49 Dudette
    September 27, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    POTUS to UN: “I get 40,000 letters a day, but I read 10.” [laughter] 😀

  17. 50 Dudette
    September 27, 2015 at 4:05 pm

  18. 51 Dudette
    September 27, 2015 at 4:09 pm

  19. 52 Dudette
    September 27, 2015 at 4:13 pm

  20. 53 Nena20409
    September 27, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Gold ⭐ for Yardarm 😉

  21. 54 Nena20409
    September 27, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    POTUS spoke today at the UN?
    Thanks TOD. I will listen to it once Mass by the Pope is over 🙂

  22. 55 Nena20409
    September 27, 2015 at 4:46 pm

  23. 57 Dudette
    September 27, 2015 at 4:47 pm

  24. 59 Nena20409
    September 27, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    They are from Argentina.

  25. 60 GGail
    September 27, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Jojo, I’m catching up and saw the pics from your birthday party – we do look like we were enjoying ourselves. I’m also eating some of your birthday cake. I thought you would have posted it – it tastes as good today as it looked last night 🙂

  26. September 27, 2015 at 5:03 pm

  27. 69 arapaho415
    September 27, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    GA TODville.

    @VP update…

  28. 70 Vicki
    September 27, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    John Boehner escorted Bibi down the aisle.
    Then Pope Francis escorted John Boehner out the door.

    I am so impressed with Pope Francis and I was glued to the final Mass.
    Pope Francis couldn’t have represented his 2,000 year old religion any better.

    This has been a good week for the decent people among us.
    Next week—-PBO at the UN——-looks wonderful also.

  29. September 27, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Important for so many reasons ….

  30. September 27, 2015 at 6:26 pm


  31. 78 JER
    September 27, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    LIVE NOW: Pope Francis departs Philadelphia. http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

    • 79 Vicki
      September 27, 2015 at 6:53 pm

      Thanks, JER. I am watching this. The Bidens are going to be having a private meeting with Pope Francis as the Pope’s final meeting/act in USA. (According to Brian Williams)

  32. 84 99ts
    September 27, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    gm from my world. Just reading about Mr Putin wanting to meet with PBO. Might have just discovered that the next President might not be so willing to talk with him – if he wants to rejoin the world community, PBO is his best chance.

    • 85 globalcitizenlinda
      September 27, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      good morning!

      But, but, but, (according to gop & US media) lil putin is the “strong one” – haven’t you seen his abs or him and the tiger?

      amazing how short-sighted people can be and how much they seem to treasure chest-pumping over and above steady calm strategic thinking that even attempts to leave the opponent with some level of dignity

  33. September 27, 2015 at 7:04 pm

  34. 91 HZ
    September 27, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    The same here, meta.HZ

  35. 93 hopefruit2
    September 27, 2015 at 7:14 pm

  36. September 27, 2015 at 7:27 pm

  37. September 27, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Elizabeth Warren just gave the speech that Black Lives Matter activists have been waiting for

    By Wesley Lowery September 27 at 4:54 PM

    In a Sunday speech on racial inequality, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for broad policing reform — including de-escalation training and body cameras for all police officers — and likened the current Black Lives Matter movement to the civil rights movement that won black Americans the right to vote in the 1960s.

    “None of us can ignore what is happening in this country. Not when our black friends, family, neighbors literally fear dying in the streets.” Warren said. “This is the reality all of us must confront, as uncomfortable and ugly as that reality may be. It comes to us to once again affirm that black lives matter, that black citizens matter, that black families matter.”

    In the address, a copy of which was provided to The Washington Post prior to her delivery, Warren draws direct parallels between the civil rights movement and the current anti-police-brutality movement, and it sought to link issues on economic inequality with systemic racism. She traces racial economic inequality, citing inequities in the housing system, as well as decrying restrictions to voting rights.

    “Economic justice is not — and has never been — sufficient to ensure racial justice. Owning a home won’t stop someone from burning a cross on the front lawn. Admission to a school won’t prevent a beating on the sidewalk outside,” Warren declared. “The tools of oppression were woven together, and the civil rights struggle was fought against that oppression wherever it was found — against violence, against the denial of voting rights and against economic injustice.”


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