Cuba: Picture And Tweet Of The Day

President Barack Obama smiles next to a painting of President Abraham Lincoln at Havana's City Museum during a visit to Old Havana, Cuba, Sunday, March 20, 2016. Obama's trip is a crowning moment in his and Cuban President Raul Castro's ambitious effort to restore normal relations between their countries. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

President Barack Obama smiles next to a painting of President Abraham Lincoln at Havana’s City Museum during a visit to Old Havana, Cuba




128 Responses to “Cuba: Picture And Tweet Of The Day”

  1. March 20, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Thank yooooooou Nerdy!

  2. 11 amk for obama
    March 20, 2016 at 9:42 pm

  3. 12 amk for obama
    March 20, 2016 at 9:44 pm

  4. 13 hopefruit2
    March 20, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    That picture is one for the history books…PBO in Cuba, with Old Honest Abe looking on….

  5. 14 amk for obama
    March 20, 2016 at 9:48 pm

  6. March 20, 2016 at 9:57 pm


    • 16 forus50
      March 20, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      Looks like Sasha Fierce is having a teenager with parents kind of day. 😉

      • 17 idon
        March 20, 2016 at 11:43 pm

        I’m struck by her extraordinary beauty and it’s universality. And yes Sasha Fierce is on break. What I love is her Dad’s response. He just keeps it moving.

  7. March 20, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    Susan Rice documenting!!

  8. March 20, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    POTUS is happy.

  9. 20 amk for obama
    March 20, 2016 at 10:01 pm

  10. March 20, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Beautiful picture of PBO.

  11. 22 amk for obama
    March 20, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Has the whiny loony left started b&m’ing yet?

    • 23 catrst
      March 21, 2016 at 2:57 am

      Yep, its the no cigar position. Yeah, yeah the President visited Cuba but there’s still an embargo and there’s still this and that. I swear the whiny loony left never met progress that they didn’t diminish. I think they live for diminishing.

  12. 24 Nerdy Wonka
    March 20, 2016 at 10:03 pm

  13. 28 amk for obama
    March 20, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    beebs fp. world is watching.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

  14. 33 desertflower
    March 20, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    I thought I would share. These are the amazing people that allow me to love what I do….

  15. March 20, 2016 at 10:35 pm

  16. 35 jacquelineoboomer
    March 20, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Not sure this has been mentioned already, but CNN is playing “Cuba: Forbidden Island” – as part of The Wonder List with Bill Weir second season opener. Similar scenes as in an Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown visit to Cuba show, which was on recently.

  17. 50 jacquelineoboomer
    March 20, 2016 at 10:39 pm

  18. 51 No Child Left Behind
    March 20, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    • 52 jacquelineoboomer
      March 20, 2016 at 11:24 pm

      Is that where Ernest Hemingway used to dine/drink? Saw on the show on CNN tonight there’s a life-sized statue of him on a barstool in his favorite bar!

  19. 53 No Child Left Behind
    March 20, 2016 at 11:10 pm

  20. 54 sjterrid
    March 20, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Thank you so much Chips & Nerdy for the fantastic all-day coverage of President Obama and family in Cuba. The photos from Cuba were so beautiful.

  21. 55 Dudette
    March 20, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    • 56 jacquelineoboomer
      March 20, 2016 at 11:36 pm

      Obviously, there are “miles to go” before anybody can sleep on it, but it really is truly amazing. Too bad it had to be “amazing,” but we have to celebrate President Obama’s achievements, in any event.

  22. 57 Dudette
    March 20, 2016 at 11:23 pm

  23. 61 Dudette
    March 20, 2016 at 11:25 pm

  24. 62 Dudette
    March 20, 2016 at 11:26 pm

  25. 64 MightyPamela
    March 20, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    From my friend Alan’s newsletter, issued today from Lisbon:

    “March 23: Full Moon eclipse at 3.17 Libra/Aries at 12.02pm; Mercury conjunct the Sun (and opposed the Moon at the time of the eclipse); Jupiter/Saturn square exact at 16.23 Virgo/Sagittarius.

    If you have them on file, I would suggest you refer to my newsletters for Libra (entry 9/28) and Capricorn (entry 12/25) 2015. In these passages I am discussing the previous lunar eclipse at 4.40 Aries/Libra and the Full Moon at 3.20 Cancer/Capricorn. This lunar eclipse is the culmination of this series of three Full Moons. If the first 5 degrees of the cardinal signs are important in your chart this particular eclipse/lunation will “seal the deal.” What this means for you specifically can only be shared via an interpretation of your map, but what I can say in a general and hopefully helpful way is the following: An eclipse is the end of one set of circumstances and the opportunity to begin another cycle of manifestation in the area of the chart where these eclipses and lunations occur. Obviously eclipses in Libra/Aries point to dynamics in relationships. Where these relationships occur is relative to the natal house positions. Eclipses or lunations in Cancer/Capricorn speak about our sense of security and/or our social position. I cannot be more specific than this without knowing the chart under discussion.
    This particular eclipse also involves the exact conjunction of Mercury to the Sun in simultaneous opposition to the Moon. The signs are Aries/Libra and thus the heavens tell us that the need for clear communications in relationship is absolutely essential. It is very possible that an important message has to be given to one’s partner and/or such a message needs to come from the partner to us that in its delivery will change some essential factor in the relationship. This can be a professional (4th/10th house) as well as a personal partnership (1st/7th house); it can also be a message from or to a friend or a child (5th/11th houses), a parent (4th/10th house), etc.”

    My note: Anyone may subscribe to the monthly newsletter, of course it is free to everyone. Alan also has a lively FB page, some excellent discussions happen there.

  26. 66 Dudette
    March 20, 2016 at 11:28 pm

  27. 68 Dudette
    March 20, 2016 at 11:29 pm

  28. 69 Dudette
    March 20, 2016 at 11:31 pm

  29. 70 Dudette
    March 20, 2016 at 11:33 pm

  30. 71 Dudette
    March 20, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    • 77 Dudette
      March 20, 2016 at 11:53 pm

      See? Never liked him.

      • 78 vcprezofan2
        March 21, 2016 at 11:07 am

        Here’s a more uplifting, forward thinking sports story!


        Children fleeing war in Iraq are being taught football by Arsenal, who have teamed up with Save the Children to build pitches at camps for displaced people. The Victoria Derbyshire programme accompanied the club’s ladies’ captain Alex Scott as she trained with some of the children.

        The tragedy of children forced from their homes by war and the wealth and vast fame of a Premier League club may not have much in common. But Arsenal say they hope this project will help children in the worst of circumstances experience the joy of football.

        Esra, whose name has been changed, fled her home near Baghdad when the conflict gripping Iraq came to her front door. She left behind a large home, with a garden that she used to tend to with her dad, and now lives in a cramped two-roomed caravan in Alwand One camp in Kurdistan, northern Iraq, which is home to more than 6,000 people.


        The two bright green artificial pitches provide an oasis of colour in the dusty brown landscape around the two camps, giving the children a safe space to play.

        So far 2,500 children have had the chance to play on the pitches.

        …………………………… //

  31. 80 Dudette
    March 20, 2016 at 11:44 pm

  32. March 20, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    Travel lid for the Obamas!

  33. 82 jacquelineoboomer
    March 21, 2016 at 12:11 am

    I’ve decided not to complain about the weather anymore, so this is just an observation.

    Oh, look, it’s 37 degrees outside, now, on the First Day of Spring, here in River City, and will be 29 degrees overnight.

    How’d I do?

  34. 85 jacquelineoboomer
    March 21, 2016 at 12:19 am

  35. 86 susanne
    March 21, 2016 at 12:20 am

    we’ve got trouble 🙂

  36. 89 Dudette
    March 21, 2016 at 12:22 am

    Gotta go! Good night/Good morning/Good afternoon Family!

  37. 94 Dudette
    March 21, 2016 at 12:50 am

  38. 96 Dudette
    March 21, 2016 at 12:51 am

  39. 97 sherijr
    March 21, 2016 at 1:18 am

    I just want to thank you all for the photos and videos.

    I’ve missed it all tonight as we had very sad news here. I know that many of you pray, so I am asking tonight for some prayers for some folks. My eldest son’s ex-girlfriend, the mother of two of my grandchildren.. committed suicide today. It is devastating news and so heartbreaking. My grandchildren don’t know yet, and I have no idea how my son will be able to tell them. He is pretty broken up. And her poor parents and family. Anyway, I’m sorry to share such awful news, but I’m just so terribly sad for everyone. Thank you.

    • 98 Melly Barnett
      March 21, 2016 at 1:23 am

      Oh Sherijr condolences. I will be praying for you and your family. Those angels will be in my thoughts and prayers. So sad

    • 100 arapaho415
      March 21, 2016 at 1:29 am

      OMG, ((( sherijr ))), what devastating news for everyone, but especially for your precious grandchildren.

      I’ve known of similar circumstances (i.e., the husband of my boyfriend’s sister, many years ago), but to have to inform the children… so, so, sorry to hear this — can’t wrap my head around how someone with children could impose such tragedy and loss on them.

      Prayers and strength to you and your family. Your life has been turned upside down too, you’ll need to make even more time to be there for your grandchildren. 😦

      ((( sherijr )))

      • 101 sherijr
        March 22, 2016 at 3:30 pm

        ((((Arapaho)))) thank you.. and I am sorry for your loss also. I believe she was in a great deal of mental and emotional pain… more pain and darkeness than she had hope or light. My heart breaks for her to be in such turmoil as to make this choice. And yes many lives have been changed for a long time to come. Again, thank you.

    • 102 mtmarilyn
      March 21, 2016 at 1:32 am

      Oh no, prayers for your whole family!. Hugs for you.

    • 104 0388jojothecat
      March 21, 2016 at 1:35 am

      I am so sorry sherijr, my prayers to you, your son, her parents and of course her sweet children. There are no words that can express our sorrow but know your TOD family have our collective virtual arms around you {{{{hugs}}}.

    • 106 sjterrid
      March 21, 2016 at 1:47 am

      Sherijr, I’m so sorry. How tragic. Praying for all of you.

    • 108 Nerdy Wonka
      March 21, 2016 at 1:55 am

      My prayers and condolences to you and your family, Sherijr.

      Please know that TOD is here for you and will keep you in our hearts.

    • 111 MadameSoph
      March 21, 2016 at 2:43 am

      I’m so sorry Sherijr. Just praying now and will continue to visualize light, strength and love around your son, your grandchildren and their mother. May they find healing and comfort in this world and may she find it beyond the veil. {{{{{sherijr}}}}}

    • March 21, 2016 at 4:21 am

      Sherijr, What devastating news. My condolences to, and prayers for, you and your family.

    • 115 amk for obama
      March 21, 2016 at 7:38 am

      My condolences to you and your family. Wishes for your family staying strong enough for the kids.

      • 116 sherijr
        March 22, 2016 at 3:24 pm

        Thank you, Amk. The kids were told yesterday.. they are 7 and 10 yrs old.. it will take time to sink in. It will take time for everyone. Again, thank you so much.

    • 117 jackiegrumbacher
      March 21, 2016 at 7:50 am

      Oh, Sheri, this is tragic news and my heart goes out to your grandchildren and your son. Will pray for your and your family. Please accept my deepest condolences.

    • March 21, 2016 at 8:29 am

      Oh, sherijr, what horrible news. Sending you lots of love and strength as you and your family deal with this terrible tragedy. May your son and grandchildren find a way to cope with this sad, sad reality. I know you will do your best for them. We will all be keeping you in our thoughts.

    • 121 Dudette
      March 21, 2016 at 11:25 am

      Oh sherijr. I’m so very sorry. What an awful, awful thing for any family to endure. I’m sending you all light and love.

  40. 124 catrst
    March 21, 2016 at 4:39 am

    This just may be the most important website in the world right now. Thank you so much Lady Chips and Nerdy and all bt’s and commenters. I was struck by a contrast in feeling last night when I was reading here about the Cuba visit, and when I took a look at a few other sites to check in on other news. Here people were basking in the moment, drinking in the sheer pleasure of what was taking place. Everywhere else this visit was almost a minor happening and it was Trump, violence, spite, scandal, and wash rinse repeat. On the day this wonderful thing happens I saw the lefty world proclaiming there was no cigar (cute) from the visit because it didn’t solve everything. There should be jubilation but instead there were doomsday diatribes, there were dismissals of all the historic change and a focus on beating down the Clinton voters. Yikes. I don’t read right wing media so I didn’t get to hear their flaming of the trip but I am sure it will be out there soon even where I read, at least stories about the reactions.

    So in summary, this site is doing something extraordinary. Its keeping us focused, eye on the prize. That will have a tremendous downstream effect as we all need that to keep on keeping on. Also its fun here and that’s always good.

  41. 128 Roberta in MN
    March 21, 2016 at 8:03 am

    GM and prayers for Sherijr for your loss. May you find comfort from your friends here at TOD and other family members. Will be sending love to you and your family. There really are no words for such a tragedy. ((((hugs)))).

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