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A Gift From The First Family To The People Of Cuba

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, center left, and her daughter Malia, center right, clap as they stand with children of U.S. embassy workers after dedicating two magnolia trees and a bench, at a small park beside Ruben Martinez Villena public library in Plaza de las Armas, Old Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The bench bears the inscription in English and Spanish "A gift to the people of Cuba from Mrs. Michelle Obama, first lady of the U.S., March 2016." (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

First Lady Michelle Obama and Malia with children of U.S. embassy workers after dedicating two magnolia trees and a bench, at a small park beside Ruben Martinez Villena public library in Plaza de las Armas, Old Havana, Cuba. The bench bears the inscription in English and Spanish “A gift to the people of Cuba from Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the U.S”

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, left, gestures as she and her daughter Malia add a symbolic shovelful of dirt atop a gift of two magnolia trees and a bench, at a small park beside Ruben Martinez Villena public library in Plaza de las Armas, Old Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The bench, made of recycled materials, bears the inscription in English and Spanish "A gift to the people of Cuba from Mrs. Michelle Obama, first lady of the U.S., March 2016." (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, left, is accompanied by her daughters Sasha, center, and Malia, as she arrives to dedicate a gift of two magnolia trees and a bench, at a small park beside Ruben Martinez Villena public library in Plaza de las Armas, Old Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The bench bears the inscription in English and Spanish "A gift to the people of Cuba from Mrs. Michelle Obama, first lady of the U.S., March 2016." (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, left, is accompanied by her daughter Malia, as she dedicates a gift of two magnolia trees and a bench, at a small park beside Ruben Martinez Villena public library in Plaza de las Armas, Old Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The bench, made of recycled materials, bears the inscription in English and Spanish "A gift to the people of Cuba from Mrs. Michelle Obama, first lady of the U.S., March 2016." (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Malia Obama, right, looks at her mother, U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, during a dedication ceremony for two magnolia trees and a bench, at a small park beside Ruben Martinez Villena public library in Plaza de las Armas, Old Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The bench bears the inscription in English and Spanish "A gift to the people of Cuba from Mrs. Michelle Obama, first lady of the U.S., March 2016." (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, center left, and her daughter Malia, center right, stand with children of U.S. embassy workers after dedicating two magnolia trees and a bench, at a small park beside Ruben Martinez Villena public library in Plaza de las Armas, Old Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The bench, made of recycled materials, bears the inscription in English and Spanish "A gift to the people of Cuba from Mrs. Michelle Obama, first lady of the U.S., March 2016." (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

 


164 Responses to “A Gift From The First Family To The People Of Cuba”


  1. 1 MightyPamela
    March 22, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    ❀

  2. March 22, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Thank yoooooooooou Nerdy!!!!

  3. 44 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 5:54 pm

  4. 46 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 5:55 pm

  5. 48 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 5:58 pm

  6. 49 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Ben Rhodes tweeting from AF1? πŸ™‚

  7. 50 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 6:02 pm

  8. 51 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 6:12 pm

  9. 52 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    • 53 arapaho415
      March 22, 2016 at 6:27 pm

      @MattyMoe55 is in good company! πŸ˜€

      Didn’t recall that Sandy Koufax threw in Cuba (read his autobiography eons ago), but might not have been newsworthy then since it was probably pre-revolution.

      • 54 mtmarilyn
        March 22, 2016 at 8:55 pm

        I loved watching Sandy Koufax. We attended all his home games. Going to games back then was so cheap.

        • 55 arapaho415
          March 22, 2016 at 9:14 pm

          GE MTM.

          If we had known each other back then, we would’ve been best friends!

          He was my childhood hero, worshipped the air that he breathed.

          Unfortunately I was in the San Diego area so never saw him pitch in person, but always listened to Vin Scully announcing Dodger games and was in tears/ecstatic when he pitched his no-hitters. (We would have been on the phone all night gushing and gossiping about the Dodgers, LOL.)

          Remember the TV show Occasional Wife? Think Vin was the narrator for that.

          • 56 mtmarilyn
            March 23, 2016 at 12:01 am

            We moved from a small town in Kansas to Glendora, my dad was a college profess or and my brothers and I were in college. We lived for the Dodger games and the Lakers. Loved going down to San Diego to the zoo. I loved listening to Vin Scully. Very distinctive voice. Don’t think I remember that show. Are you going to DC in June? Know when we meet we will have lots to talk about.

  10. 57 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 6:14 pm

  11. 58 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 6:14 pm

  12. 60 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    ❀

  13. 61 arapaho415
    March 22, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    GA/GE TODville.

    What a PERFECT gift, in a PERFECT location (public library, since President Castro said yesterday that Cubans value education above all else) — where is LL to gloat?

    Tons of tweets in my timeline now…

    The Grey Lady:

  14. 62 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 6:18 pm

  15. 63 arapaho415
    March 22, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    … the baseball game:

  16. 64 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 6:19 pm

  17. 65 arapaho415
    March 22, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    … ACA …

  18. March 22, 2016 at 6:21 pm

  19. March 22, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    OH, JOY:

  20. 72 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 6:23 pm

  21. 77 arapaho415
    March 22, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    And why the negative drumbeat from GOP and MSM won’t (if Dems don’t drop the ball):

  22. March 22, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    #AnotherWannabe ….

    back to work …..

    #TrustBarack

    • 79 Dudette
      March 22, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    • 80 Obama Grandmama
      March 22, 2016 at 9:57 pm

      Kasich’s demand reminds me of McCain’s rash decision in 2008 to disband his campaign to go to the WH for a photo op all about a in responding to the economic crisis. Same vein, old school tactics before modern communications. Also like when Romney talked about needing more battleships and Obama got the sound bite mentioning horses and bayonets. The GOP lives in the past.

  23. March 22, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Just had to say thank you, once again …

    Now back to work πŸ™‚

  24. March 22, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    You go, girls!!

  25. 84 Ladyhawke
    March 22, 2016 at 6:37 pm

  26. 85 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 6:37 pm

  27. 86 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Squeeeeeeeee! ❀ ❀ ❀

  28. 87 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Just listen to that crowd!

  29. 89 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    When you think that the ignorant people and racists in your base are the majority in the world, that’s what you say:

  30. 92 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 6:53 pm

  31. 94 MadameSoph
    March 22, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Hope I’m not too late to wish VC a happy birthday! Here is a special cake in honor of your Bday and PBO’s history making day πŸ™‚

  32. March 22, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Happy Birthday, vc! Hope it has been a great day!

    On another topic: That tweet from John Kasich reminded me of a post on my FB page last night. Extreme crazy right-wing friend said only reason Kasich is still in the race is that George Soros is financing him and paying him to stay in. Huh???? Believe it to be a ‘serious’ post. I’ve seen a number of comments on that person’s post about George Soros. He gets blamed for a lot! SMH.

  33. 106 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 7:22 pm

  34. 107 cd4biden
    March 22, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Interesting article by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship about Rahm Emanuel and one of TOD’s favorite people, Not! None the less, an article I think all of us would agree with.
    http://billmoyers.com/story/time-for-these-two-democrats-to-go/

    • 108 arapaho415
      March 22, 2016 at 8:14 pm

      GA/GE cd4biden.

      “As for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, she embodies the tactics that have eroded the ability of Democrats to once again be the party of the working class. As Democratic National Committee chair she has opened the floodgates for Big Money, brought lobbyists into the inner circle and oiled all the moving parts of the revolving door that twirls between government service and cushy jobs in the world of corporate influence.”

      My recommendation (posted at TOD previously):

  35. March 22, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    See the picture of Malia and Sasha just laughing up a storm. The media won’t show that one.

  36. 110 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 7:23 pm

  37. 111 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    March 22, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    THESE REPUGNANTS ARE AS SHALLOW AS A LOW PRESSURE TOILET………………THEY THINK THE ENERGIZER CAN’T CHEW GUM AND WALK AT THE SAME TIME!..SORRY I MISSED THE GAME 2DAY..DON’T ASK ME TO TRY TO HANG DRAPES AGAIN TODAY UNLESS I HAVE A LEFT HANDED HAMMER..I’M WEARING MORE BANDAIDS THAN A MUMMY..LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!

  38. 114 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 7:35 pm

  39. 115 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 7:36 pm

  40. 116 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 7:37 pm

  41. March 22, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    #TrustBarack

  42. 118 vcprezofan2
    March 22, 2016 at 8:23 pm

  43. 123 jacquelineoboomer
    March 22, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Yes, I think we’re all in agreement about Kasich and his whining.

  44. 132 andogriff
    March 22, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Unending thanks to Ms Chips & Nerdy W. For the fabulous coverage of this historic Cuba trip! Congrats on first to Mighty P., & a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY to dear VC! πŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆβ€οΈπŸ˜˜πŸ‘

  45. 135 amk for obama
    March 22, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Excellent coverage of a historic moment, bt & ut.

  46. 137 jacquelineoboomer
    March 22, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Apparently, Trump thinks Belgium is a “city.”

  47. 138 Dudette
    March 22, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Well finally the guest of honor is here! Let us now shake our bodies, baby! πŸ™‚

  48. 141 jacquelineoboomer
    March 22, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    I don’t usually post cat pix, but this is hysterical.

  49. March 22, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Geeks:

    I used to be able to easily download gifs from twitter and now I can’t. Did they change their embedding code? Anybody have a solution?

  50. 159 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 9:57 pm

  51. 161 No Child Left Behind
    March 22, 2016 at 10:00 pm

  52. 163 Obama Grandmama
    March 22, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Tweety is talking up Sanders tonight. blewwww!

  53. March 22, 2016 at 10:17 pm


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