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Homage

President Obama and Argentinian President Mauricio Macri throw a bouquet of white flowers into the River Plate as they pay homage to the Dirty War’s victims at the ‘Parque de la Memoria’ (Remembrance Park) in Buenos Aires


132 Responses to “Homage”


  1. 6 Judith Fardig
    March 24, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Morning, all. Congrats, Don! Still recovering from the tango last night.

  2. 7 JER
    March 24, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    SOON: Vice President Joe Biden makes remarks on the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court of the United States at an event at Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C.

  3. March 24, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    How dare he! LOLOLOLzzz

  4. 17 amk for obama
    March 24, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    • 18 jacquelineoboomer
      March 24, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      What a grotesque human being he is. If you can call him human, because I don’t see many traits of anything other than sub-Neanderthal. And, to be shallow about it, has no one ever spoken to him about the eyebrows. I mean … come on. Grotesque!

      • 19 0388jojothecat
        March 24, 2016 at 2:41 pm

        I don’t know what is wrong with women who defend him and will vote for him. They excuse EVERYTHING he says because “so what, he’s an entertainer or he really doesn’t mean it”. Well if he is saying these things just to be provocative that does not bode well for our young women, men, girls, boys to feel that our so-called leader can say and do anything but he really doesn’t mean it….so what can you trust about him? Do these people have brains?

      • 21 canadabarb4obama
        March 25, 2016 at 4:17 am

        HE MAKES ME SICK!

  5. 23 Allison
    March 24, 2016 at 12:41 pm

  6. 25 Dudette
    March 24, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Found this lovely travel video of Bariloche, Argentina. This is where our First Family will be spending the rest of their day and evening.

  7. 30 Dudette
    March 24, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Inciting racial hatred is a crime in the UK

  8. 32 Dudette
    March 24, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    LOL! Al Jazeera anchor covering the Presidents tango. “When in Argentina, you tango…” Then they roll the video.

    At the end she smiles: ” Yes, the President can sing; he cannot dance! 😀 😀 😀

    • 33 arapaho415
      March 24, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      GA Dudette.

      So excited for your niece!

      If I had a TV, would be sure to tune in (always had a soft spot for Survivor — think because it’s set outdoors, though they’ve had some repellent contestants LOL). Never saw Baywatch (as SoCal native, and someone who worked for 4 years in Malibu, kinda boring premise for me).

      Think our Chips had the best tweets re: Argentine tango: 😉

      • 34 Dudette
        March 24, 2016 at 5:35 pm

        Thanks Arapaho. Sometimes I think about chucking my TVs but I’m too much of an addict now.

        Although she’d probably ace it, she’s not gonna be on Survivor the reality show; instead it’s a scripted drama sort of primetime soap opera called Survivor’s Remorse. It’s about the extended family and associates of a wealthy Af Am professional athlete. I’ve never watched it but have seen ads/trailers for it. Guess I’ll have to watch at least one episode! I wasn’t really planning to see the Baywatch movie now I must since I talked her into going for it. I’m becoming a stage auntie! 😄

  9. 38 Dudette
    March 24, 2016 at 1:03 pm

  10. 39 Ladyhawke
    March 24, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Hundreds of Law Profs Call on Senate Leaders to Consider SCOTUS Nominee (March 8, 2016)

    Read more: http://www.nationallawjournal.com/id=1202751676313/Hundreds-of-Law-Profs-Call-on-Senate-Leaders-to-Consider-SCOTUS-Nominee#ixzz43qAiPr9B

    In a letter sent to Senate leaders, 356 professors and scholars said that leaving an eight-justice court in place would have dire consequences. They asserted that allowing Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat to remain unfilled until after the presidential election could cripple the court and set bad precedent.

    “This preemptive abdication of duty is contrary to the process the framers envisioned in Article II, and threatens to diminish the integrity of our democratic institutions and the functioning of our constitutional government,” reads the letter, addressed to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky; Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada; Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa; and ranking Judiciary Committee member Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont.

  11. 42 Dudette
    March 24, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    More news from my fabulous & gorgeous Army Sergeant niece. She just got to be an extra on the Baywatch movie during filming in Savannah yesterday. Next couple of weeks while she’s on leave, she’ll be here in Atlanta. She just called to say she’s been booked to be an extra on the TV show Survivors Remorse during filming in Atlanta next week! My baby’s gonna be a star! 😀

  12. 51 Ladyhawke
    March 24, 2016 at 1:19 pm

  13. 53 Allison
    March 24, 2016 at 1:19 pm

  14. 56 Dudette
    March 24, 2016 at 1:24 pm

  15. 57 Allison
    March 24, 2016 at 1:25 pm

  16. 64 jacquelineoboomer
    March 24, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    In the past, this Pope has used the ritual of Holy Thursday to also wash the feet of homeless people, to include at least one woman that I recall. Never misses an opportunity to remind us we’re all one human race. Just like our President does, as a matter of course, without ritual, without (unfortunately) some people even getting it..

    • 65 jacquelineoboomer
      March 24, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Of those whose feet the Pope will wash, there are Catholics from Nigeria, as well as Coptic Christian, Muslim, and Hindu refugees.

    • March 24, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      This is such a moving witness to the action of mercy and compassion in the world, a moral repudiation of the hate of Trump and his followers.

      • 67 jacquelineoboomer
        March 24, 2016 at 6:24 pm

        Totally, Bill. Gives us hope and, I think, help for us all getting back on the right moral path in the world. As in the simple statement: “Love one another.”

        It shouldn’t be so hard to figure out.

  17. March 24, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    POTUS and fam have landed.

  18. 69 JER
    March 24, 2016 at 1:38 pm

  19. 72 jacquelineoboomer
    March 24, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    • 73 0388jojothecat
      March 24, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      It doesn’t matter to the GOP if PBO’s Administration chose a moderate the GOP will do the opposite of what they say they will do it Dems do what they ask. The bottom line they plan on stealing the election so that a Repugnate will be President and they keep the house and senate to name the next SCOTUS’s.

  20. March 24, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    How Republicans are gaming the voting system to tip the 2016 election in their favor
    By Paul Waldman
    March 24 at 12:05 PM

    In all the discussion of Donald Trump’s romp to the Republican nomination, you might have missed that there was actually an electoral catastrophe in Arizona on Tuesday, and it didn’t involve Trump’s victory. It was about polling places, a seemingly mundane topic that threatens to put a thumb on the scale for Republicans in the fall. And it’s just as they planned.

    People all over Arizona are livid about the fact that they had to wait as much as five hours to vote on Tuesday, because Republicans in the state drastically cut back on the number of polling places. In Maricopa County, which contains Phoenix and is home to about 4.2 million people, the number of polling places was slashed from 200 a few years ago down to 60, or one polling place for every 70,000 residents. Many voters, faced with hours-long waits, simply walked away in frustration. And why did this happen? In part, you can thank John Roberts and the conservative majority on the Supreme Court. Ari Berman explains:

    Previously, Maricopa County would have needed to receive federal approval for reducing the number of polling sites, because Arizona was one of 16 states where jurisdictions with a long history of discrimination had to submit their voting changes under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. This type of change would very likely have been blocked since minorities make up 40 percent of Maricopa County’s population and reducing the number of polling places would have left minority voters worse off. Section 5 blocked 22 voting changes from taking effect in Arizona since the state was covered under the VRA in 1975 for discriminating against Hispanic and Native American voters.

    But after the Supreme Court gutted the VRA in 2013, Arizona could make election changes without federal oversight. The long lines in Maricopa County last night were the latest example of the disastrous consequences of that decision.

    • 75 57andfemale
      March 24, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      See, I think this is subtly wrong. Yes, these draconian restrictions would not have happened if pre-screening was still in effect. But as I understand it (and this was not made clear by Paul Waldman), the discrimination and disenfranchisement violations still exist and can be enforced. What does the DOJ need to do to reverse these violations?

      • March 24, 2016 at 4:43 pm

        Maybe the issue is the time it would take; they might not be able to overturn it and reopen the polling places by November?

        • 77 57andfemale
          March 24, 2016 at 4:59 pm

          I would like to find out how this process works: it may not be fixable for 2016. And do you have to go through an entire election cycle? I would have thought 2014 would have counted. Of course, then, there’s the burden of proof. I’m just curious. And I’m mad as hell that the rabid Bernie supporters are blaming the DNC & Hillary for all of these problems, when it’s the SCOTUS & GOP legislatures who are doing this.

          I fully expect that there will be a court challenge, proving that the gutting of Sec. 5 and SCOTUS’ reasoning (“racism is over, or some such nonsense) was in error, and restrictions are going back to Jim Crow level.

  21. 78 jacquelineoboomer
    March 24, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    • 79 arapaho415
      March 24, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      GA JO’B.

      On Tuesday night’s overnight thread, you posted :

      To which I replied:

      More…

      • 80 arapaho415
        March 24, 2016 at 2:26 pm

        In response I replied to MadameSoph who said one of her good friends is married to a Tribal Chief:
        * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

        Native Americans are at the mercy of the federal government if they live on ancestral (aka “reservation” land) and the federal government has pretty much denied its responsibility for providing basic resources (like education) to those who are essentially trapped on reservation land. It’s a stain on this nation, yet completely ignored by Presidential candidates except for HRC.

        • 82 Niliathiel
          March 24, 2016 at 3:52 pm

          Great stuff. 🙂
          Even though that reminds me of the time when PBO got his tribal name and Michelle suggested “he who cannot put his socks away” instead or something of that sort. 😀

          • 83 arapaho415
            March 24, 2016 at 4:28 pm

            LOL.

            Good for Michelle. We can count on her not to let PBO’s head get too swelled — though he doesn’t have that tendency at all. Think his mother made sure of that, for which the world is grateful. I do get very sad when I think of her never knowing just how well she raised her son, since she didn’t live to see his historic 2007-08 campaign or the electric election night 2008. 😦

          • 84 Dudette
            March 24, 2016 at 6:08 pm

            😂😂😂

      • 85 jacquelineoboomer
        March 24, 2016 at 2:46 pm

        Gotta run right now – but will read this when I return. GA, arapaho!

  22. 86 Nerdy Wonka
    March 24, 2016 at 1:55 pm

  23. March 24, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    House Seeks Names of Fetal Tissue Researchers, Prompting Claims of Intimidation
    MARCH 24, 2016

    WASHINGTON — A special House committee empaneled to investigate fetal tissue research is preparing to issue 17 subpoenas to medical supply companies and laboratories, seeking the names of researchers, graduate students, laboratory technicians and administrative personnel.

    The House investigation into how some of the nation’s most prestigious universities acquire fetal tissue has prompted charges of intimidation and coercion, escalating a battle that some researchers fear could shut down studies seeking cures for Parkinson’s disease, the Zika virus and a host of other conditions.

    Representative Marsha Blackburn, Republican of Tennessee, who opposes most fetal tissue research because of its association with abortion, intends to issue the subpoenas on behalf of the Republicans on the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives. The panel was created to investigate fetal tissue research after the release of surreptitiously recorded videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials trying to profit illegally from the sale of such tissue.

    • 88 Don
      March 24, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      Incredible, now these fuckers don’t even want research done that might lead to cures for some of our most pernicious diseases.

    • 89 0388jojothecat
      March 24, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      That’s why these people should never be in charge of anything…..ANYTHING!

  24. 90 Ladyhawke
    March 24, 2016 at 2:07 pm

  25. March 24, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    • 92 Dudette
      March 24, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      They really could just me models and do nothing else (if they wanted to) after they leave the WH. I’d buy every magazine and catalog they’re in! I’m too poor to buy the actual clothes, shoes, accessories, etc. 😄

  26. March 24, 2016 at 2:23 pm
  27. March 24, 2016 at 2:30 pm

  28. March 24, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    I have to admit, I can’t believe that they’re going through with this. that they think this is going to turn out ok is pure pony and unicorn nonsense.

    …………………

    Shadow campaign to deny Trump his delegates begins

    Kasich and Cruz quietly work to persuade delegates to break with GOP voters in a contested convention.
    03/24/16 05:21 AM EDT

    When South Dakota’s Republican activists convened in Pierre to pick their delegates to the Republican National Convention, they got an unexpected visitor.

    Merle Madrid, senior aide to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, had flown in from Columbus to make an appeal: If the convention fails to elect front-runner Donald Trump on the first ballot, consider Kasich on the second — even if the state’s Republican voters sent them there to back Trump or Ted Cruz.

    Madrid was polite and earnest, but, according to interviews with 17 of the state’s 29 delegates, he came up empty.

    “Kasich will not get my vote no matter what he does. That ain’t gonna happen,” said delegate Allen Unruh, a Sioux Falls chiropractor and tea party activist.

    Madrid’s visit to South Dakota on Saturday marked one of the earliest signs that the shadow campaign for the Republican nomination has begun. Kasich and Cruz are scrambling to secure commitments from bound delegates to break off on a second ballot and vote against Trump. In many cases, that means asking delegates to buck Republican primary voters in the name of settling on a nominee.

    • 103 0388jojothecat
      March 24, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      THEY BUILT THIS! The GOP built the tea party and now they have to live with the consequences. Good enough for them.

  29. March 24, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    TOD twitter brigade, please RT this:

  30. March 24, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    • March 24, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      ISIS were happier to hear Ted Cruz calling for a police state in Muslim neighborhoods.

      • 108 0388jojothecat
        March 24, 2016 at 4:09 pm

        Last i heard Brussels is not the USA! President Obama was not elected president of Brussels or the world. He IS keeping America safe unlike Bush/Cheney. With Cruz & Trump daring ISIS to attack America you know they will and Trump or Cruz will let them so they can intern Muslims and boom in the ME. Will we ever learn?

    • 109 Dudette
      March 24, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      Love Jon!

  31. 110 Nerdy Wonka
    March 24, 2016 at 3:19 pm

  32. 111 57andfemale
    March 24, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    I loathe Sanders more and more every day:

  33. 112 No Child Left Behind
    March 24, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Unbelievable. What a free ride this man is having with Democrats!

  34. March 24, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Remember when HRC said something about ISIS using Trump’s rhetoric as a recruiting tool? Those who think it’s okay to voice everything that hits your brain without filter and with no concern about consequences…think again.

    A new Islamic State video uses the Brussels terrorist attacks as a recruitment and propaganda tool, complete with audio taken from an interview with Donald Trump in which the tycoon calls the Belgian capital “a horror show.”

    Trump’s voice is used over footage of emergency workers and video from a Fox News interview in which the Republican presidential hopeful echoed his earlier comments about the problems facing Belgium.

    “Brussels was one of the great cities,” Trump says in the ISIL video, with images of roaring flames in front of his image. “One of the most beautiful cities of the world 20 years ago; it was amazing actually. And safe. And now it’s a horror show; it’s an absolute horror show.”

    =====

    http://www.politico.eu/article/trump-brussels-attacks-show-terrorists-are-totally-winning/

    The deadly attacks this morning in Belgium prove that “the terrorists are totally winning,” according to Donald Trump.

    “The terrorists are making us look like fools,” the GOP front-runner added in an interview with Breitbart News.

  35. 115 57andfemale
    March 24, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    This is downright terrifying:

  36. 117 vcprezofan2
    March 24, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Just looked out the front window – the driveway is a wicked-looking sheet of ice. Good thing I’ve no plans to go anywhere and am expecting no one! Plus it’s Easter weekend – maybe it’ll all melt away on its own before next Tuesday. 😉 🙂

  37. 118 Nena20409
    March 24, 2016 at 4:18 pm

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  38. 119 mittromesia
    March 24, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    BREAKING: Garry Shandling Dies at 66 (Report) https://t.co/mc8hpzri8l pic.twitter.com/HBZdcA1CCx— Variety (@Variety) March 24, 2016

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  39. 120 57andfemale
    March 24, 2016 at 4:31 pm

  40. 122 No Child Left Behind
    March 24, 2016 at 4:49 pm

  41. 123 No Child Left Behind
    March 24, 2016 at 4:50 pm

  42. 124 JER
    March 24, 2016 at 5:00 pm


    President Obama in Bariloche.

  43. March 24, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Chips, I thought you might like this picture from the Man U. game at the University of Michigan Big House.. https://twitter.com/marylynne1/status/713113626517876740

  44. 128 JER
    March 24, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    2016 Presidential Election – How do your beliefs align with the potential candidates? Take the Quiz – http://www.isidewith.com/

  45. March 24, 2016 at 5:54 pm

  46. 132 Dudette
    March 24, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Just BE models… Sorry.


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