Thursday, March 10, 2016

President Obama meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is your palate cleanser of the day.

Courtesy of News: 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has met US President Obama for the first state visit by a Canadian leader in 19 years. 

The young, liberal leader was greeted on the South Lawn by Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, National Security Adviser Susan Rice and US Trade Representative Michael Froman on Thursday. 

Trudeau, who has captured Americans’ attention in a way not seen since his father’s time as prime minister, was to meet with Obama and enjoy the honour of a state dinner, the first for a Canadian since 1997. 

Accompanying the 44-year-old son of late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau on the trip to Washington was his wife, Sophie Gregoire.
Now see this is just the kind of thing we need to read before bedtime that makes us proud of our country, proud of our President, and hopeful for the future.

41 comments:

  1. Loved the part where he banged him about the stanley cup.

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    1. I think that clip cuts off before Justin reminds Barack that several BlackHawks are Canadian. I also read that Michelle said Sophie is like her "soul mate". Toronto Star

      The cons are freaking. Goodtimes.

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    2. Anonymous7:16 PM

      without blowing my cover, i am a member of the liberal party of canada, worked on the hill, and helped elect our PM.
      that cool, hip, good looking guy, is also a connected world citizen, who can honestly say, yes i have been there and done that, and at a basic level, his dad would be proud, the world needs more Trudeau's and less trumps

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  2. Anonymous4:52 PM

    So proud of my 'first family' ... Canuck here

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    1. Maple5:35 PM

      Me too!

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    2. Anonymous6:55 PM

      Me too! And ours, also. Maybe they could run the world. And we could stop fighting and playing politics. Just live out the time we are given.

      "I see trees of green, red roses too
      I see them bloom for me and you
      And I think to myself
      What a wonderful world…"

      Mildred

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  3. Anonymous4:58 PM

    Luv Justin. Loved his father, Pierre, too. Used to see him walking around the Westmount area of Montreal around McGill University after he was retired. Sometimes driving his little Mercedes convertable in the summer. He was the Barack Obama of the 1960s. As cool as they come.

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  4. Fun and calm . . . .

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  5. Justin's a hunk...

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  6. Anonymous5:20 PM

    mmm yes, a deep relaxed breath and a warm glow.

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    On CBC-TV's the fifth estate—preview and description:
    http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/episodes/2015-2016/the-fire-breather-the-rise-and-rage-of-donald-trump

    He has launched often vitriolic attacks on minorities, Muslims, women and pretty much anyone else he wants – and yet Donald Trump’s popularity just keeps on climbing.He is leading the race to win the Republican nomination and his next victory, he hopes, will be the White House. Bob McKeown joins the campaign trail for a disturbing look at an ugly side of America and why Trump may be winning.

    First showing on CBC Television tomorrow evening, March 11, 9pm local time (but 9:30 in Newfoundland). For other times on CBC Television, CBC News Network, and Documentary, see:
    http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/whentowatch/

    the fifth estate home page:
    http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/

    Some words from Robert Burns:

    O wad some Power the giftie gie us
    To see oursels as ithers see us!
    It wad frae mony a blunder free us,
    An' foolish notion:
    What airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us,
    An' ev'n devotion!

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    1. Anonymous8:06 AM

      We used to live in a Detroit suburb and loved having Canadian television and radio available. The Fifth Estate was always superbly done and interesting. CBC had some great programming, especially news related, and Canadian public television was our television staple.
      Beaglemom

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  8. Anonymous5:35 PM

    Tons more here:

    http://theobamadiary.com/

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  9. Anonymous5:36 PM

    The Canadian State Dinner, in pictures

    http://www.politico.com/gallery/2016/03/canada-state-dinner-justin-trudeau-002230?slide=0

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  10. Anita Winecooler5:42 PM

    Thanks for the nightcap. What a classy President, the baby whisperer in chief. And First Lady Obama just glows class and dignity, as do their guests.

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  11. Anonymous5:53 PM

    These are two men who are clearly comfortable in their positions and confident in their abilities to perform their incredibly demanding jobs.

    I wish they had a longer overlapping period in office together since I get the impression they are compatible and have similar political philosophies.

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  12. Anonymous5:55 PM

    I wonder if the Trudeaus are having a spend-over at the White House tonight . . . and it appears that they could become fast-friends, especially the lovely First Ladies! Ah, Spring is in the air . . .

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  13. Anonymous6:11 PM

    I love my President so much, I wish he was gonna be my President again. Damn, I'm going to miss him and his family.

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  14. Anonymous6:19 PM

    O/T

    What Twitter Pundits Are Saying About the CNN Republican Debate

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/03/twitter_commentary_about_the_cnn_republican_debate.html

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  15. Anonymous6:21 PM

    Obama Approval Reaches Three-Year High as America Realizes It Could, and Will, Do So Much Worse



    President Barack Obama's approval rating is the highest it has been since May 2013, according to the results of the latest weekly Gallup tracking poll.

    Overall, 50 percent of those surveyed said they approve of the job the president is doing so far in his final 365 days in office.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/03/10/obama_approval_rating_at_three_year_high.html

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  16. Anonymous6:58 PM

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/gunmen-1-with-rifle-worked-as-team-to-kill-6-at-cookout/2016/03/10/32755c74-e731-11e5-a9ce-681055c7a05f_story.html

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  17. I'd bang Justin in a heartbeat. Yum Yum!

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    1. And that shows no respect for him, or yourself. He's a happily married man, show him the respect he deserves for that, and for his wife. Find an unmarried man to crush, and bang, on. And have some self respect. Believe me, I'm totally on page with you regarding politics, hating the palins, etc. But isn't this one of the things Barstool does re: Levi/Sunny that we hate her for?

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    2. Anonymous5:43 AM

      Yes, I agree 4:03, that was a pretty juvenile statement.

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    3. Anonymous5:38 PM

      Spash, another false Christian.

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  18. Anonymous7:27 PM

    Not to mention that these two men are the hottest leaders of the free world. Oh my.

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  19. Anonymous7:27 PM

    Love the Trudeau family's public presence; well-dressed, not over-dressed for what the occasion demands. How sensible the Trudeaus appear, very down-to-earth.

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  20. Anonymous8:00 PM

    That's my PM! :-)

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  21. Anonymous9:05 PM

    Is "Wounded Warrior Program" the source of Dakota's $100k/yr income for fronting the construction outfiT? If yes, bad news for easy money.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/wounded-warrior-project-ceo-and-coo-fired/

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    1. Anonymous6:55 AM

      50-60% of the money went to lavish parties, alcohol and other "expenses"!!

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    2. Anita Winecooler4:34 PM

      I'm absolutely livid over this scam. My Mother sent fifty bucks along with a letter wishing she could give more, they sent her a packet of envelopes to "Give out to her friends to send donations" - with NO PREPAID POSTAGE.
      She's elderly, and doesn't realize the world has changed. She was near tears watching the clip on ABC news tonight. She lost a brother in WW2, a nephew in Afghanistan and now her belief that all people are good.

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  22. Anonymous9:17 PM

    Gryphen, check out this awesome ad.

    McDonald’s Brings Conservatives’ Nightmares To Life With New Ad That Has Them Fuming (VIDEO/TWEETS)

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2016/03/10/mcdonalds-brings-conservatives-nightmares-to-life-with-new-ad-that-has-them-fuming-videotweets/

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  23. Anonymous10:28 PM

    Loved the Obama dresses, all 3 of them! It looked like governors from the bordering states might have been invited too.

    Bernie Sanders 2016

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  24. Anonymous12:04 AM

    Alaskan halibut and Ohio vegetables first course at state dinner:

    http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2016/03/ohio_farm_vegetables_will_be_s.html#incart_river_index

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  25. Anonymous1:38 AM

    Bristol, I know you don't associate with loser stalkers on sites like this since you live your full, good life, but you CAN stop people that aren't you or Levi from posting pics either publicly OR privately of YOUR son. Jealous blondes shouldn't be able to post propaganda and pics of kids they have nothing to do with. And since Levi doesn't social network, the only pics that should be posted are the very few you post.

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    1. Anonymous4:30 AM

      This is the second time that this particular Anon posted this. And most of us know that it's all untrue. if Bristol wants to live privately all she has to do is live privately. And leave the rest of the world alone but she wants to be in everyone's face - so people will react. For me it's the fake religiosity that is most annoying about her; well, that and how mean she seems to be and how ignorant she really is.
      Bealgemom

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    2. Anita Winecooler4:37 PM

      Was Bristol invited? She proved she's an uneducated thwunk when Joan Rivers had a dinner for her and she used the salad fork to put on mascara. Stay on topic, trolls.

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  26. Anonymous8:14 AM

    The Obama Diary site has photos of both Malia and Sasha Obama who also attended the state dinner for the Trudeaus. They have both grown up to be such lovely young ladies; their parents must be so proud of them.
    Beaglemom

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  27. I was struck by the fact the Trudeaus brought the kids. Normally, I'd think bringing kids to a State Visit would be a bit strange, but kids in this White House? Y'all come! Wonderful

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    1. Anita Winecooler4:41 PM

      I thought it was nice, President Obama's at his best when kids are around, maybe they were invited by name as well?

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  28. Anonymous10:06 AM

    O/T this is worth checking out, Gryphen. Too many of us are facing this horror:

    "The Brainwashing of My Dad"

    The Brainwashing of My Dad, a new documentary by Jen Senko, detailing how the Fox News, the cesspool of cable news and assorted right-wing radio propagandists turned her elderly father from a decent human being into a frothing at the mouth right winger.

    http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/3/7/1497746/--The-Brainwashing-of-My-Dad

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