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The Mafia used to take people, set their feet in concrete till it hardened, then throw them off the bridge… Most of you have heard of the Hitler youth, boys 9-14 sent out with full chambered pistols and nothing else, to stop the Russian tanks as they rolled through Berlin.. Think of what we are watching:  as the equivalent…

They choose to ignore our all-American candidate who is respected around the world, for one who literally frightens our allies, and emboldens our enemies…..

They choose to ignore the one with a deep understanding of the challenges we face….. for one who is unprepared for them….

They choose to ignore the one with  steady hand…. and go all out in support of a loose cannon….

They choose to ignore the human being showing common sense and unity…. for the thrill of one swirled in false drama and bitter division….

They choose to ignore a women who spent a lifetime helping children and families…. for a man who could care less about either, whose primary concern is himself…..


We only have one America… One our fathers, uncles, grandfathers fought to save, and maybe died in doing so… whether forgotten in the steamy jungles of Vietnam, or some atoll in the Pacific, or some field now covered in wheat near Verdun..

Every four years, we are given the chance to honor them, by our choice, by our vote.  By choosing what will be best, what will last, what comes closest to what they fought to save… And luckily we have done ok so far….

But when you look at the truths above, it is clear there really is no contest in any fair comparison.  If you vote the wrong way, it is you who are in error, not the wrong candidate. If you make a huge mistake, it falls to your vote, and those likewise who voted with you, to put someone incapable of leading this nation, in our nation’s driver’s seat…

It will be you, not the media, not the party who nominated him, not the candidate, who failed to make it right…

Once you pull the lever and lock your vote,  all the cartoons of what we were told these people represent to many, fall away… We are left with either the real man or real women running our country…

Imagine how those who died would feel if you r;uined our nation because you believed in all the cartoons the various media told us about both candidates?

This is real.  This is about choosing a human being to continue leading in the tradition of all our past presidents; this is not a choice to toss away lightly on some fleeting emotion….

If you could talk to the ghosts of your ancestors who died, and they could see the comparisons I put up above… there is only one conclusion you can come to, to which they would say… It is just obvious.



I really didn’t know much about her.  Like Al Mascitti I felt I would vote for her because the alternative was worse..  I have just finished reading KILLING THE MESSENGER, The Right Wing Plot to Derail Hillary and Hijack Your Government,   which clued me on to many of the things I felt about her were not true at all.. in fact they were concocted and fanned by a right wing noise machine which actually existed just to bog the Clinton’s down.

How could I have missed this?  It was written by a founder of the “right wing conspiracy” who later developed a conscious, and came over to the other side…

One can’t make stuff like that up.

Brock the author was commissioned by one of the 90’s wealthy right wing financiers of the movement to build a major hit designed to ruin Bill and Hill before they really got started on a national level. As Brock dug deep into their dealings, lives, and character, he found, as an investigator of integrity, that indeed all the Little Rock stories were completely manufactured.

Basically any of the alleged scandals occurring before 1992, cannot be believed.  They were made up, with willing participants, well coached, then publicized.   So says the guy who made them up….

So if none of the stuff being said is true, who then…. is Hillary?   A short cliff-note version biography, I believe, is in order…

Chicago suburb.
Goldwater Girl in 1964
Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Democrat in 1968 dedicated to public service.
Wellesley College –Senior Class President
Yale Law School — with honors
Yale Child Study Center — post graduate
Summer Jobs included working for Mondale, McGovern, Judiciary Committee,
Faculty Member — Razorback’s Law School
Worked Jimmy Carter’s campaign 1976
Appointed to part-time chairman of the Legal Services Corporation by President Carter.
Chaired the Arkansas Educational Standards Committee
Co-founded the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
Served on the boards of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Arkansas Legal Services
Children’s Defense Fund
Served on the Boards of TCBY and Walmart
The National Law Journal — named one of the most powerful lawyers in America
Task Force on National Health Reform (1993)
Won New York Senate Seat 2000 — 55 – 43%
Reelected 2006
2008 Primary Campaign against Obama
2009 Secretary of State.

Truly there never has been a more balanced and well versed human being to run for office. It is no wonder that wealthy conservatives who could never compete or find anyone capable of competing, would seek to create innuendo to tarnish the glory herein.

It is impossible to believe that someone whose primary concern was working with children for most of her early life, could ever be the Killary of Benghazi as Republican idiots make her out to be… It’s as if someone trashtalked Mother Theresa or imprisoned Nelson Mendala without cause, because they otherwise have a profound impact and would be successful and loved worldwide…

And she has been vindicated in every one or the charges… No one in my memory has gone through such scrutiny.  There is no … “there”…. there……

When you swear that someone has to be guilty despite all evidence to the contrary, what does that make you?  Don’t worry, you are in good company. The Pharisees and Sadducees felt the same about someone 2000 years ago.

And that is what all voters have to realize…  If someone stepped up and accused you every step of your way for silly accusations which had no merit, were not true, yet were repeated over and over and over, you probably , being a lesser person than her, might actually come to believe them yourself, having heard them for so long….

When the guy who created them, writes a book to say “yeah, we created them; they aren’t true”… it might be wise to listen and then re-evaluate your analysis.

Because if you don’t… you’re living a lie.  A lie you got tricked into believing which one day you’ll realize how easily you got played…

It’s really not hard to verify.  You should check it out yourselves, and like me, realize that you too were indeed played by some real creeps…


I have seen the effects of both.  As we close this nasty campaign year in what may be a landslide of epic proportions, the question remains as to what to do afterwards… I have toyed with calls of action to fill out files of all we know on Trump supporters, and use that against them in their real lives as retribution for what the did.

The simple point slapping our faces, is that they are unfit for any job requiring judgment.. For when it came to protecting our democracy, they flocked over to the side intent on destroying it…

How can one do that and expect to be treated as normal afterwards?

Yet on the other hand, forgiveness is a big part of our heritage.  It has served our nation well.  Instead of mulling over long term differences of opinions, we have for the most part focused on moving forward with bygones being bygones.

We have recently relearned that racism, and misogyny are cyclical.  Who in 2008 thought racism would be the ugly stain it is today;  after all we were over racism, we just overwhelmingly elected a black president!  But it was that triumph that fanned the flames of dead coals from before the 1960’s.   Soon they had heat awaiting just the right blowhard to flame them up again.

Likewise, we thought that women were more or less accepted as equals in society today. One had holdouts of male dominance but one also had women in charge of other places as well.  But putting a woman into the world’s highest office, brought out all that misogyny we thought was inert.

Unless we act against it, we can expect it to hobble this next president like racism hobbled the last one.

This past year’s events have shown once and for all, the Republican Party was a safe umbrella for all racists and misogynists. Enough so in this year’s perfect storm, they were able to take over their party and ineptly implode it into one of the most one-sided elections in history.

So what do you do about it?

Punishment won’t work and here is why.  Just for argument’s sake, let’s say you kill them, kill them all!  Suddenly no more racists.. That often gets tried in totalitarian governments on certain people or groups of people, and it backfires.  So does imprisoning them.  So does blacklisting them. So does firing them. Because someone either in your country or outside, is friends with those people.  Your retributive actions now turn them against you and suddenly you are embroiled in a war you can’t win… You may win battles of that war, but it drains you and never goes away until you yourself, go away..

Which brings us to forgiveness.  When one is forgiven for obvious bad works or decisions, one immediately feels relief at being spared.  One can either choose to reward that action by being good, or be bad and continue to stay true ones original cause and ignore that action, using the opportunity of extra time to inflict more damage…. Groups choosing to follow the latter path, are called terrorists.

It was common during ancient conquests to simply ask the conquered people to sign a proclamation of allegiance to the new king, and continue to live their lives as they had prior; just worship the new boss who to paraphrase the Who, was the same as the old boss…

Point being, when life is pretty much the same, what incentive could there be to rock the new boat?

Human beings are our life blood. They are the platelets bringing life to all of society, including those at the top. The more of these platelets we have, the healthy the top will be.

So it appears that with the political thumping about to come, the racist and misogyny problems will handle themselves.  After all, a lot of boxers trash-talk before the bout, but none do so afterwards… It will be like that…

It is really hard to credibly say you will continue your case for building a wall and make Mexico pay for it, when the election results cause everyone else to say, “oh man… that wall thing whooped him up pretty bad.. That’s the worst whooping I think I’ve ever seen..”

It’s time to forgive and move on folks…

Just be watchful… If you have good memories, you can remember the charges of racism against those stifling Obama in his first term and how all the Rick Jensens’ in this world derided and “pooh poohed” the claim, mocking those calling out the real motive.  Now, with the racist takeover of the Republican Party apparatus complete, it is pretty clear those racist charges were versed in fact…

The same stonewalling or misogynist grounding to a halt, will attempt to take place beginning this upcoming January 20th.  We need to universally not waste time arguing over its motive, but immediately assume we know what is driving it and snuff it out early and completely..

An overwhelming whooping of Republicans will go a long way to setting that in motion…


We’ve heard a lot of speeches.  But the best one I think ever, (and this would have to go up against either Obama’s racism speech in 2008 at Philadelphia, or Michelle’s recently), is the one I caught at one of Hillary’s  campaign stops on CSpan…

I haven’t found the link yet, (it’s a labyrinth to mine)  but in the middle of being deeply engrossed, I heard the car door slam outside and realized I had yet to fulfill a promised obligation, so I can only go on memory now. So true or not true, for better or worse, this is how I interpreted the way I heard Hillary tell it…

“Thank you, Thank you… etc… Support Democrats XXX, YYY,ZZZ etc…….

I have often thought of how I would want my future presidency defined. As one travels from town to town, state to state, one does see many differences in people and trends of thought depending where one goes.

I have often wondered what common denominator I could find that ties in all these perspectives which would tell each of you, wherever you are, who I am, how I think and feel, and give you some idea of what to expect as your future President…

In moments of reflection, I have asked myself sometimes why I am doing this. Why am I running for president, why am in a different place every day, meeting and greeting people, explaining myself, and spending time answering questions, often always the same no matter where I go…

In moments of quite reflection, after stripping away all those platitudes we cover ourselves with, all those exterior memes we try to portray to others… I came to the blunt realization that I’m doing it for tomorrow’s children…

As a mom.  As a grandmom.  I’m comfortable with that… and I hope you would be too..

As I look across my life, I realize that the things that have really excited me over my long years, are when I make a difference to children.  Whether it was making sure they could read no matter what their color, whether it was making sure they could be insured, no matter what income, the biggest satisfaction and the first thing I acknowledge myself for impacting positive change, has been to help children with what I’ve done.

Yes I’ve done many things for adults too… but we are talking in this candid moment, what I think makes up my core… And that is this.

My first priority instinctively lies with protecting America’s children.. With every future decision I make in a field of many gray areas, will hinge on how it will affect America’s children in their future.  Should we go to war?  Yes, if it is best for the future of America’s children. Should we raise taxes?  Yes, if it is best for America’s children.  Should we stem global warming?  Yes, if it is best for America’s children.

But it also means sending more resources to areas that protect, grow, and enhance our children. Perhaps diverting them away from areas that do not.  It means making sure schools are safe.  It means making sure neighborhoods are safe. It means giving our children their best shot to a great future.

And that is my center.  That is who I am.  If something is great for American banking but will have collateral damage among children, then I will veto it.  If being friends of a nation will give us profits to our companies and CEO’s, but continue the hurtfulness of children in child labor camps, I will not go there.  Children have, and always will be, my center.


Around that center, there molds another circle… A layer that must remain intact to preserve the inner center.  That layer is those children’s parents. After the children have been taken into account, I next look into making sure America’s parents can be the best they can be in order to prosper their children.  For when the parents prosper, so does the child.  I will look forward to raising wage rates either through the minimum wage acts, or making it easier for workers in all states to ask their boss for higher wages to make ends meet, and ultimately, make sure they can legally unionize to represent themselves.  This will be done because it is very necessary that a fraction of the great wealth of this nation, settles a little onto each child of our future… Which means simply that its parents have to earn more…  This is a non negotiable if we are going to help the child.  Likewise, parents need family time too, so we will look at less hours per workweek at the same salaries. We will work at paid family leave for all employees at the birth of a child, or the death of a parent.

Around this circle of parents, there is another circle, one which can be defined as those individual parent’s location or community. It is that locality in which they live, and work, and play. Any community that is being run down, is not good for a parent struggling to help its children.. Using any tools available, be they religious, governmental, non-profit, or volunteer, I hope to engage on all parties to turn around our communities that need it, and establish a renaissance of life that flows from within them throughout all those living within its confines… The establish of arts, music, and the humanities of life flowing throughout our once rundown communities, is a very positive sign that our communities are beginning to prosper, as opposed to just struggling to survive…

The next outer layer around this community circle, is that of our business interests.  A viable business environment is necessary for any community. The ebb and flow of money from project to project is just too big for government alone.  Private investors provide the bulk of our growth, and by using carrot and stick guidelines which we hope to put in our tax-codes,  we will make it more profitable for businesses to reinvest in their communities than invest on the other side of the globe.  We hope to bring back higher paying jobs by making it cheaper to have companies remain, here, than pay the price it will cost for them to go overseas…. New factories, new businesses, new research, new development, and new priorities on how we judge success in the corporate world, will go along way to support each community by the businesses from that area….

And the last, my last layer on which I will take into account when making my future decisions, will be our government.

We have tried making government irrelevant and that has led us to where we are today.. We had a financial crises that scared us all, which now we are just exiting the pull of gravity from its horizon… We have tried cutting funding and starving government as the beast and have found that things became worse, instead of better.  However though there is a reason of being for a strong government, that reason is not with interfering deeply in the lives of its citizens… No, the prime reason for a strong government is to enforce and make sure, no other entity, business or government, foreign of domestic, can interfere with the lives of its citizens.  Government’s sole purpose is to stand up for America’s businesses, as long as doing so does not hurt the communities… Then standing up for communities, as long as doing so does not hurt parents.  And then standing up for parents, as long is children are not harmed but helped in the process.  It all boils down to standing up for children, which I am proud to say I have always done, and promise you, it will be at my core, either blatant or hidden, as I perform my duties as your next President of the glorious, United States of America…

For the last 16 years our nation’s focus has unfortunately always been on what’s been best for business, our CEO’s, and investment…  As of the hour I am sworn in, I’m serving notice that from that point forward, it will be focused on what is best for our children…

Thank you…. etc, etc.  (applause, music, hand shaking and secret service, etc.. etc.. etc…)”


I get wet eyes every time I go through this, even still..




Suppose you lived in a small town; one with two insurance/investment agencies.. One was run by someone you didn’t like in high school.. The other, you picked to run your investments primarily because he promised well, but mostly because he was the competitor of the other person you didn’t like…

So you reach that point in life, where you begin to see retirement.  You look at your finances and find they’ve earned roughly 1% over what you’ve put in.  You get told it’s the economy, the crash, the fees, etc. but that all is up and up..  You can’t contest it based on your lack of financial acumen, and so you accept it…

A year later, you are in a bar and talking to the mayor who is really happy because he just checked his portfolio and was surprised at how good it was.. His entire portfolio had doubled between the last time he’d looked at it and this.. Every year had interest rates in the high teens.  You find you both put in about the same each month, and that his was up $200 grand over you at this late point….  You ask him who handles it…

She’s the person you don’t like.

Now you get mad…   in your confusion you struggle with whom should you be mad at?

a) the mayor for popping your bubble?
b) his agent who made him rich?
c) your agent for not doing as well?
d) you, for letting it get to this point…

That correct answer should be d) you, but that tends to always be the last person we blame… Depending on our emotional maturity, there is a good chance we will blame the mayor’s agent who was so competent, so good, so excellent, that if we didn’t hate her, we’d too would have joined in and been rich too.

The question comes down to this.  Can you swallow your pride and switch your account to be managed by her and earn higher rates of interest..?  Or will you double down and stick with your own losing agent, because there is no way you will allow “her” to get a single penny of your money?

Although obviously the answer is staring you in the face, many of us will go to our old agent first and bluster, wave our hands in the air, act tough with some cuss words, and demand through our bluster that he do better.  About to lose a sizable account, he pleads, cajoles, and begs us to stay on board, promising many things smart people would know could not be delivered.. He is just looking for time.  And like fools, we may walk out with our heads high thinking we just turned our fortunes around…

We follow our results more closely now… We see little change…

We bump in to the mayor at a watering hole and he asks how well your investments are doing.. He is bubbling because his got 18% that year. Your options:

a)  you switch
b)  you don’t…

This is where we are… Hatred has blinded many to good. Lost opportunity can never come back, but, there is plenty of evidence that one can do much better than one is doing now… After 2016 we will have wasted 16 years of Republican leadership or Republican Congresses. All that time, no return on our investments. If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got…

Can you swallow your pride and put your financials into the hands of one so competent everyone in her care makes money and seems pretty happy?  Or do you let innuendo, snide remarks, rumor campaigns of whispers with no backing, or other people muttering they don’t like her, all get in the way of you making money?

I guess it boils down to this question… Are you too much of a coward to do what you know is right and vote for Hillary Clinton this election?   Because when one has been wrong for a long time, it does take great immense courage to admit it, seriously,  and then make the changes necessary to better your life.

Whether it’s an abusive relationship? Whether it’s a substance addiction?  Whether it’s a horrible job?  Making a change which seems so obvious is very hard to do… And yes, it will take great courage. So the real question comes back to this: are you woman or man enough to do what you know is right?  Which is put your old feelings aside and join in a high rate of return which will benefit you?…

For many evangelicals, doing so will remind you of back when you first accepted Christ as your Lord and Saviour, that time frame when you still hated the church with its morals, sanctimony, and Sunday learning; when you enjoyed your drinking, carousing, and being a wild and crazy non goody-goody-two shoes… But then, something in a Meeting happens, and the next thing you know you are getting Baptized, and saying you accept Jesus as your Christ and Saviour, and meaning it.. REALLY meaning it… and the tears just flow down your face so fast you don’t even know you’re crying, but you know you’re are forgiven, you know this is your plan, you just know it is right…. and that God will take care of you…

Well, this is sort of like that….

This is Gary’s second time around through the process. The first time he garnered 1% of the vote.  Polls show him higher but that is most likely due to the high negatives of the two main candidates…  People are saying they support him not knowing what he stands for…

Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, the Libertarian Party candidates, say they are running on a platform of fiscal restraint, social freedom and limited involvement overseas.  Sounds good you say?  At least there is no baggage?  But how do they plan to achieve that?   Let’s look at their platform for clues…

Their party platform says they would:

— Eliminate public schools in favor of private education or home schooling.

— Abolish Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

— Abolish the Internal Revenue Service and repeal the federal income tax, which would be replaced by some sort of regressive national sales tax or value added tax.

— Repeal the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 and let corporations offer even lower wages.

— Eliminate the EPA and virtually all environmental regulations, including those governing air pollution and global warming, and guarding against dangerous chemicals in drinking water.

–Eliminate the Department of Education along with government support for college students.

One only has to look at the first to disqualify them as candidates..

“Eliminate public schools and replace them with private institutions or home schooling… “

Well-thought-out platform there!… What does one do with children of single families who can’t afford private tuitions and whose parents can’t afford to stay home to teach?  A combination of roughly 80% of our nation’s children?

‘Nuff said.  We’re done here… I was planning to go through all ( you can if you wish) to show how they are simply slogans and can’t work in the real world, but right now, it comes down to why waste my time?.  They’ve already disqualified themselves…

A vote for Gary Johnson is a vote for air.

Back to Hillary, the only candidate with a long career of supporting children’s issues and a heart big enough to care about all of them and their future….

A place for everyone compared to a rally of Donald Trump; a place for no one but angry white supremacists who hate blacks, Mexicans, Muslims, science and women….

Pretty obvious choice. don’t you say?


Let’s play a game….


It is 3 am…. North Korea just launched a missile into japan with nuclear material… Who do you trust to round up the world  getting everyone on our side?

A)  Donald Trump…

B)  Gary Johnson

C) Jill Stein

D) Hillary Clinton


Oh, still want a clue?  Ok, here….

A)  Donald Trump:  one foreign leader experience. (Mexico, remember?)

B)  Gary Johnson:  zero foreign leader experience

C)  Jill Stein:  zero foreign leader experience

D) Hillary Clinton —

Japan Tokyo Met with Foreign Minister Nakasone. February 16–18, 2009
Indonesia Jakarta Met with Foreign Minister Wirajuda and ASEAN Secretary General Pitsuwa. February 18–19, 2009
Korea, Republic of Seoul Met with Foreign Minister Yu; gave an address at Ewha Women’s University. February 19–20, 2009
China, People’s Republic of Beijing Met with Foreign Minister Yang. February 20–21, 2009
Egypt Sharm el-Sheikh Attended the International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Economy for the Reconstruction of Gaza. March 2–3, 2009
Israel Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Met with President Peres, Prime Minister Olmert, and Foreign Minister Livni. March 3–5, 2009
Palestinian Authority Ramallah Met with President Abbas. March 4, 2009
Belgium Brussels Attended a NATO Foreign Ministers’ meeting and met with the EU and Swiss Foreign Ministers. March 5–6, 2009
Switzerland Geneva Met with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov. March 6–7, 2009
Turkey Ankara Met with Foreign Minister Babacan. March 7, 2009
Mexico Mexico City, Monterrey Met with Foreign Secretary Espinosa and discussed the Merida Initiative. March 25–26, 2009
Netherlands The Hague Attended the International Conference of Afghanistan. March 31–April 1, 2009
United Kingdom London Attended the G-20 Economic Summit with President Obama. April 1–3, 2009
France Strasbourg Accompanied President Obama to the NATO Summit Meeting. April 3–4, 2009
Germany Baden-Baden Accompanied President Obama. April 3–4, 2009
Czech Republic Prague Accompanied President Obama. April 4–5, 2009
Haiti Port-au-Prince Met with President Preval and Prime Minister Pierre-Louis. April 16, 2009
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Met with President Fernandez. April 16–17, 2009
Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain Attended the Fifth Summit of the Americas. April 17–19, 2009
Kuwait Kuwait City Met with Foreign Minister al-Sabah and members of the Office of Military Cooperation. April 24–25, 2009
Iraq Baghdad Met with President Talebani, Prime Minister al-Maliki and senior officials. Visited U.S. military personnel, a Provincial Reconstruction Team, and attended a town meeting. April 25, 2009
Lebanon Beirut Met with President Sleiman and Foreign Minister Salloukh. April 26, 2009
El Salvador San Salvador Attended the inauguration of President Funes and a ministerial meeting of Pathways to Prosperity in America. May 31–June 1, 2009
Honduras San Pedro Sula Attended an OAS General Assembly meeting. June 2, 2009
Canada Niagara Falls (Ontario) Commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Canada-U.S. Boundary Waters Treaty, and met with Foreign Minister Cannon. June 13, 2009
India Mumbai, New Delhi Met with Prime Minister Singh and External Affairs Minister Krishna. Discussed a U.S.-India strategic partnership. July 17–21, 2009
Thailand Bangkok, Phuket Met with Prime Minister Abhisit and Foreign Minister Kasit. Attended the ASEAN Post-Ministerial Conference and Regional Forum in Phuket. July 21–23, 2009
Kenya Nairobi Attended the 8th AGOA Forum. Met with Somalian President Sheikh Ahmed. August 4–7, 2009
South Africa Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban Addressed an International Development Corporation event. Met with former Presidents Mandela and de Klerk and with President Zuma. August 7–9, 2009
Angola Luanda Met with Foreign Minister dos Anjos, addressed the National Assembly and signed a memorandum of understanding with Chevron and USAID. August 9–10, 2009
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) Kinshasa, Goma Met with Prime Minister Muzito and President Kabila. Attended a round-table on gender-based violence issues. August 10–11, 2009
Nigeria Abuja Met with Foreign Minister Maduekwe. August 11–13, 2009
Liberia Monrovia Met with President Johnson-Sirleaf. Addressed the National Assembly. August 13–14, 2009
Cape Verde Sal Met with Prime Minister Neves. August 14, 2009
Switzerland Zurich Witnessed the signing of a protocol to normalize relations between Armenia and Turkey. October 9–10, 2009
United Kingdom London Met with Prime Minister Brown and Foreign Secretary Miliband. October 10–12, 2009
Ireland Dublin Met with Prime Minister Cowen. October 11, 2009
United Kingdom Belfast Met with Northern Irish First Minister Robinson and Deputy First Minister McGuiness. Addressed the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Northern Ireland Business Working Group. October 11–12, 2009
Russia Moscow, Kazan Met with President Medvedev and Foreign Minister Lavrov concerning arms control, nonproliferation, and counterterrorism. In Kazan, met with Tatarstan President Shaymiyev and attended a dialogue on diversity at Kazan State University. October 12–14, 2009
Pakistan Islamabad, Lahore Met with Foreign Minister Qureshi. Announced several assistance programs. October 28–30, 2009
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Met with Palestinian Authority President Abbas. October 30, 2009
Israel Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Lieberman. October 30–November 2, 2009
Morocco Marrakesh Met with King Mohammed VI and Foreign Minister Fassi-Fihri and with the GCC+3 Foreign Ministers. Attended the 6th Forum for the Future. November 2–3, 2009
Egypt Cairo Met with President Mubarak, Foreign Minister Aboul Gheit, and Special Envoy Mitchell. November 3–4, 2009
Germany Berlin Attended ceremonies commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Met with Chancellor Merkel and Foreign Minister Westerwelle. November 8–9, 2009
Singapore Singapore Attended APEC Forum and Ministerial meetings. November 10–12, 2009
Philippines Manila Met with President Arroyo and Foreign Secretary Romulo. Announced new disaster relief program. November 12–13, 2009
Singapore Singapore Attended APEC Leaders’ Meeting with President Obama. November 13–16, 2009
China, People’s Republic of Beijing, Shanghai Accompanied President Obama. Dedicated the USA Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo. November 16–18, 2009
Afghanistan Kabul Attended the inauguration of President Karzai. November 18–19, 2009
Belgium Brussels Attended a NATO Foreign Minister’s Meeting, a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council, and met with representatives of non-NATO ISAF-contributing countries. December 4, 2009
Denmark Copenhagen Attended the UN Climate Change Conference. December 18–19, 2009
Haiti Port-au-Prince Met with Haitian officials and assessed disaster relief efforts. January 16, 2010
Canada Montreal Attended the Haiti Ministerial Preparatory Conference. January 25, 2010
United Kingdom London Attended a ministerial meeting on Yemen and the International Conference on Afghanistan. January 26–29, 2010
France Paris Met with President Sarkozy and Foreign Minister Kouchner. Delivered an address on European security. January 29, 2010
Qatar Doha Met with Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassin al-Thani. Addressed the U.S.-Islamic World Forum. February 14–15, 2010
Saudi Arabia Riyadh, Jeddah Met with King Abdullah and Foreign Minister Prince Saud. Visited the Organization of the Islamic Conference headquarters and made a speech at the Dar Al-Hekma College in Jeddah on February 16. February 15–16, 2010
Uruguay Montevideo Attended the inauguration of President Mujica. March 1, 2010
Argentina Buenos Aires Met with President Fernandez de Kirchner. March 1–2, 2010
Chile Santiago Met with President Bachelet and President-elect Pinera. Discussed disaster relief. March 2, 2010
Brazil Brasilia, Sao Paulo Met with President Lula da Silva and Foreign Minister Amorim. Held a Townterview at Zumbi dos Palmares University in Sao Paulo. March 2–3, 2010
Costa Rica San Jose Addressed the Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas Ministerial Meeting and met with President Arias and President-elect Chinchilla. March 4–5, 2010
Guatemala Guatemala City Met with President Colom and with leaders of the Central American countries and the Dominican Republic. March 5, 2010
Russia Moscow Attended a Quarted meeting and discussed strategic arms reductions. March 18–19, 2010
Mexico Mexico City Attended a U.S.-Mexico High Level Consultative Group meeting and met with President Calderon and Foreign Secretary Espinosa. March 23, 2010
Canada Ottawa, Gatineau Attended a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Arctic Coastal States and a meeting of the G-8 Foreign Ministers. March 29–30, 2010
Czech Republic Prague Accompanied President Obama to the signing of a Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia. April 8–9, 2010
Estonia Tallinn Attended a NATO Informal Ministerial Meeting. Met with President Ilves and Foreign Minister Paet. April 22–23, 2010
Japan Tokyo Met with Foreign Minister Okada. May 21, 2010
China, People’s Republic of Shanghai, Beijing Visited the Shanghai 2010 Expo and attended a dinner for sponsors of the USA Pavilion. In Beijing, attended the second meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. May 21–26, 2010
Korea, Republic of Seoul Met with Foreign Minister Yu. May 26, 2010
Peru Lima Attended a meeting of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States. June 6–8, 2010
Ecuador Quito Met with President Correa. June 8, 2010
Colombia Bogota Met with President Uribe. June 8–9, 2010
Barbados Bridgetown Attended a meeting of the CARICOM Foreign Ministers and announced the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative. June 9–10, 2010
Ukraine Kyiv Met with President Yanukovych and Foreign Minister Hryshchenko. Attended the second meeting of the U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership. July 1–2, 2010
Poland Krakow Met with Foreign Minister Sikorski. Commemorated the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Community of Democracies. Signed a ballistic missile defense agreement. July 2–3, 2010
Azerbaijan Baku Met with President Aliyev and Foreign Minister Mammadyarov. July 4, 2010
Armenia Yerevan Met with President Sargsian and Foreign Minister Nalbandian and with civic leaders. July 4–5, 2010
Georgia Tbilisi Met with President Saakashvili, Foreign Minister Vashadze, and political and civil leaders. July 5, 2010
Pakistan Islamabad Met with President Zardari, Prime Minister Gillani and Foreign Minister Qureshi. Attended a Strategic Dialogue meeting and announced a series of aid agreements. Promoted a trade agreement between Pakistan and Afghanistan. July 18–19, 2010
Afghanistan Kabul Met with President Karzai and attended an international conference on the future of Afghanistan. July 19–20, 2010
Korea, Republic of Seoul, Panmunjon Commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. Visited the DMZ. With Secretary of Defense Gates, attended a 2+2 meeting with South Korea’s Foreign Minister and Minister of National Defense and with President Lee Myung-bak. July 20–21, 2010
Vietnam Hanoi Attended the ASEAN Post-Ministerial Conference and Regional Forum Ministerial. Discussed the Lower Mekong Initiative. July 21–23, 2010
Egypt Sharm el-Sheikh Participated in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. September 14–25, 2010
Israel Jerusalem Met with President Peres and participated in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. September 15–16, 2010
Palestinian Authority Ramallah Met with President Abbas and Prime Minister Fayyad. September 16, 2010
Jordan Amman Met with King Abdullah II. September 16–17, 2010
Bosnia-Herzegovina Sarajevo Dedicated new embassy compound, met with senior officials and with civil society representatives. October 12, 2010
Serbia Belgrade Met with President Tadic. October 12–13, 2010
Kosovo Pristina Met with Prime Minister Faci and with civil society representatives. October 13, 2010
Belgium Brussels Attended a NATO Ministerial meeting and met with the European Council President and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs. October 13–14, 2010
Vietnam Hanoi Attended the East Asia Summit and the Lower Mekong Initiative meetings. October 29–30, 2010
China, People’s Republic of Hainan Met with State Councilor Dai Bingguo. October 30, 2010
Cambodia Phnom Penh, Angkor Wat Met with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Namhong. October 30–November 1, 2010
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Met with Foreign Minister Aman. November 1–3, 2010
Papua New Guinea Port Moresby Met with Prime Minister Somare and visited a mangrove reforestation project. November 3, 2010
New Zealand Wellington, Christchurch Met with Prime Minister Key and Foreign Minister McCully. Visited the U.S. Antarctic Center. November 3–5, 2010
Australia Melbourne Attended the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultation. Met with the Prime Minister Gillard and Foreign Minister Rudd. November 5–7, 2010
Portugal Lisbon Attended the NATO and U.S.-European Union Summits, the NATO-Russia Summit, and the International Security Assistance Force Summit. November 18–20, 2010
Kazakhstan Astana Led the U.S. delegation to the OSCE. Met with President Nazarbayev and Foreign Minister Saudabayev. November 30–December 2, 2010
Kyrgyz Republic Bishkek Met with President Otunbayeva and addressed U.S. military personnel at the Manas Transit Center. December 2, 2010
Uzbekistan Tashkent Met with President Karimov. December 2, 2010
Bahrain Manama Met with Foreign Minister al-Khalifa. Delivered the keynote address at the Manama Dialogue 2010. December 3–4, 2010
Canada Wakefield (Quebec) Attended the North American Foreign Ministers’ Meeting December 13, 2010
Brazil Brasilia Attended the inauguration of President Rouseff. January 1, 2011
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Addressed the Masdar Institute. January 9–11, 2011
Yemen Sana’a Met with President Saleh. Addressed a Town Meeting. January 11, 2011
Oman Muscat Addressed a Town Meeting with Omani Civil Society. January 12, 2011
Qatar Doha Met with Prime Minister al-Thani. Addressed the Seventh Forum for the Future. January 12–13, 2011
Mexico Guanajuato Met with Foreign Secretary Espinosa. January 24, 2011
Haiti Port-au-Prince Met with President Preval and with political and civic leaders. January 30, 2011
Germany Munich Attended the Munich Security Conference and exchanged ratifications of the new START Treaty with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov. February 5–6, 2011
Switzerland Geneva Discussed the crisis in Libya and addressed the Conference on Disarmament and the UN Human Rights Council. February 28, 2011
France Paris Attended a G-8 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. March 14–15, 2011
Egypt Cairo Met with Prime Minister Sharaf, Foreign Minister al-Araby, and civic leaders. March 15–17, 2011
Tunisia Tunis Met with Prime Minister Kefi. March 17, 2011
France Paris Attended a Summit Meeting on the Libyan Crisis. March 19, 2011
United Kingdom London Attended the International Conference on the Libyan Crisis. March 29, 2011
Germany Berlin Attended a NATO Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and meetings of the NATO-Georgia and NATO Ukraine Commisions and the NATO-Russia Council. Attended a memorial Service for Ambassador Holbrooke and received the Rathenau Prize. April 14–15, 2011
Korea, Republic of Seoul Met with President Lee and Foreign Minister Kim. April 16–17, 2011
Japan Tokyo Met with Prime Minister Kan and Foreign Minister Matsumoto. April 17, 2011
Italy Rome Attended a Libya Contact Group Meeting. May 5–6, 2011
Denmark (Greenland) Nuuk Attended the Seventh Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council. Signed Arctic Search and Rescue Agreement. May 11–12, 2011
United Kingdom London Accompanied President Obama on a State Visit. May 23–25, 2011
France Paris Attended the 5oth Anniversary OECD Ministerial Meeting. Inaugurated UNESCO’s Global Partnership for Girls’ and Women’s Education. May 25–26, 2011
Pakistan Islamabad Met with President Zardari and Pakistani government and military leaders. May 27, 2011
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Attended a meeting of the Libya Contact Group. June 9–10, 2011
Zambia Lusaka Attended a meeting of the African Growth and Opportunity Act Ministerial Forum. Met with President Banda. June 10–11, 2011
Tanzania Dar es Salaam Attended a meeting on nutrition and the 1,000 Days Initiative. Met with President Kikwete. June 11–13, 2011
Ethiopia Addis Ababa Addressed the African Union Assembly. Met with Chairperson Ping and Ethiopian Prime Minister Zenawi. June 13–14, 2011
Guatemala Guatemala City Attended the Conference of Support for the Central American Security Strategy. June 22, 2011
Jamaica Montego Bay Attended the High Level U.S.-Caribbean Conference. June 22, 2011
Hungary Budapest Dedicated the Lantos Institute. Met with Prime Minister Orban and Foreign Minister Martonyi June 29–30, 2011
Lithuania Vilnius Attended the 6th Ministerial meeting of the Community of Democracies. Met with President Grybauskaite and Prime Minister Kubilius. June 30–July 1, 2011
Spain Madrid Met with President Rodriquez Zapatero and Foreign Minister Jimenez. July 1–2, 2011
Turkey Istanbul Attended a Libya Contact Group meeting. Met with President Gul, Prime Minister Erdogan, and Foreign Minister Davutoglu. Attended a meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Conference on combating religious intolerance. July 15–17, 2011
Greece Athens Met with President Papoulios, Prime Minister Panandreou, and Foreign Minister Lambrinidis. Signed a memorandum of understanding to preserve Greece’s cultural heritage. July 17–18, 2011
Indonesia Bali Attended the ASEAN Regional Forum and the U.S.-Lower Mekong Ministerial meetings, the Second U.S.-Indonesia Joint Committee meeting, and the U.S.-Japan-Republic of Korea Trilateral meeting. July 21–25, 2011
China, People’s Republic of Hong Kong, Shenzhen Met with the Hong Kong Executive and Legislative Council, and with State Councilor Dai Bingguo in Shenzhen. July 25, 2011
France Paris Attended a meeting of the Contact Group on Libya. September 1, 2011
Malta Valletta Met with Prime Minister Gonzi. October 18–19, 2011
Libya Tripoli Met with Transitional National Council President Jalil and Prime Minister Jabril. October 18, 2011
Oman Muscat Met with Sultan Qaboos. October 19–20, 2011
Afghanistan Kabul Met with President Karzai and Afghan civil leaders. October 20, 2011
Pakistan Islamabad Met with Prime Minister Gilani, Foreign Minister Khar, and President Zardari. October 20–21, 2011
Tajikistan Dushanbe Met with President Rahmon and Foreign Minister Zarifi. Addressed civil society representatives. October 21–22, 2011
Uzbekistan Tashkent Met with President Karimov. October 22, 2011
Philippines Manila Signed the Manila Declaration and a Partnership for Growth agreement. Received the Order of Lakandula. November 15–16, 2011
Thailand Bangkok Met with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Announced flood recovery assistance. November 16–17, 2011
Indonesia Bali Attended the East Asia Summit and the U.S.-ASEAN Leaders Meeting. Addressed the Millenium Challenge Corporation signing ceremony. November 17–19, 2011
Korea, Republic of Busan Attended the Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness and the Partnership for Growth Meeting. November 30, 2011
Burma Nay Pyi Taw, Rangoon Met with President Thein Sein, Foreign Minister Lwin, Aung San Suu Kyi, and civic and minority representatives. November 30–December 2, 2011
Germany Bonn Attended the International Conference for Afghanistan. December 5, 2011
Lithuania Vilnius Attended an OSCE Ministerial Meeting. Met with members of Belarus civil society. December 6, 2011
Switzerland Geneva Commemorated International Human Rights Day and the anniversaries of the Refugee and Statelessness Conventions. Met with members of the Syrian National Council. Addressed the 7th Biological and Toxin Weapons Review Conference. December 6–7, 2011
Belgium Brussels Attended the NATO Ministerial Meeting and a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council. Signed the U.S.-Slovak Joint Action Plan to Combat Nuclear Smuggling. December 7–8, 2011
Netherlands The Hague Met with Foreign Minister Rosenthal and addressed the Conference on Internet Freedom. December 8, 2011
Czech Republic Prague Attended the funeral of former President Vaclav Havel. December 23, 2011
Cape Verde Sal Refueling stop en route to Liberia. January 15, 2012
Liberia Monrovia Attended the inauguration of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; dedicated a new U.S. Embassy compound. January 16–17, 2012
Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan Met with President Alassane Ouattara and Foreign Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan. Addressed the Center for Research and Action for Peace. January 17, 2012
Togo Lome Met with President Faure Gnassingbe. January 17, 2012
Cape Verde Sal Met with President Jose Neves. January 17, 2012
Germany Munich Attended the 48th Munich Security Conference. February 4–5, 2012
Bulgaria Sofia Met with President Rosen Plevneliev, senior officials and young Roma professionals. February 5, 2012
Mexico Los Cabos Attended a G-20 Ministerial Meeting. Signed U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Agreement. February 19–20, 2012
United Kingdom London Attended the Conference on Somalia. February 23–24, 2012
Tunisia Tunis Attended the “Friends of Syria” meeting. Met with President Moncef Marzouki and Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali. Held a townhall meeting. February 24–25, 2012
Algeria Algiers Met with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and held a civil society roundtable. February 25–26, 2012
Morocco Rabat Met with Royal Counselor Fahri Fihri and Foreign Minister Saad Eddine al-Othmani. Hosted the ground-breaking ceremony for a new Embassy. February 26, 2012
Saudi Arabia Riyadh Met with King Abdullah and Foreign Minister Prince Saud. Attended the First Ministerial Meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council-U.S. Strategic Cooperation Forum. March 30–31, 2012
Turkey Istanbul Attended the second meeting of the “Friends of the Syrian People.” Met with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, Foreign Minister Ahmed Davutoglu, Arab League Secretary-General Nabil al-Araby, and the Syrian National Council. March 31–April 1, 2012
Colombia Cartagena Attended the 6th Summit of the Americas. April 13–16, 2012
Brazil Brasilia Attended the 3rd U.S.-Brazil Global Partnership Dialogue. Addressed the First Annual meeting of the Open Government Partnership. April 16–18, 2012
Belgium Brussels Attended a joint meeting of NATO Foreign and Defense Ministers, and a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council. April 18–19, 2012
France Paris Attended an ad hoc ministerial meeting on Syria. April 19, 2012
China, People’s Republic of Beijing Attended the 4th joint meeting of the U.S.-China Economic and Strategic Dialogue and the 3rd U.S.-China High Level Consultation on People-to-People Exchange. May 2–5, 2012
Bangladesh Dhaka Met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed, Foreign Minister Dipu Moni, and civil society representatives. Signed Agreement to Establish Partnership. May 5–6, 2012
India Kolkata, New Delhi Attended an Anti-Trafficking Champions event. Met with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Foreign Minister Somanahalli Krishna. May 6–8, 2012
Denmark Copenhagen Met with Queen Margrethe II, Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, and Foreign Minister Villy Sovndal. Attended a green partnership for growth event. May 31–June 1, 2012
Norway Oslo, Tromso Met with King Harald V, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, and Foreign Minister Jonas Stoere. Addressed a global health conference. Took part in a meeting on the High North at Tromso. May 31–June 3, 2012
Sweden Stockholm Met with Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and Foreign Minister Carl Bildt. Addressed a meeting of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition. June 3–4, 2012
Armenia Yerevan Met with President Serz Sargsian and Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian. Addressed the Universal Rights Award Ceremony. June 4–5, 2012
Georgia Batumi Met with President Mikheil Saakashvili and Prime Minister Nika Gilauri. Opened the omnibus session of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission. June 5–6, 2012
Azerbaijan Baku Met with President Ilham Alyiev and Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov. Attended the Caspian Oil and Gas Show. June 6–7, 2012
Turkey Istanbul Met with Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, and Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter. Co-chaired the Global Counterterrorism Forum. June 7, 2012
Mexico Los Cabos Attended the G-20 Meeting. June 18–19, 2012
Brazil Rio de Janeiro Attended the UN Conference on Sustainable Development. June 20–22, 2012
Finland Helsinki Met with President Sauli Niinisto, Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen, and Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja. Signed General Security of Information Agreement. Attended Climate Clean Air Coalition Event. June 27–28, 2012
Latvia Riga Met with President Andris Berzins, Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis, and Foreign Minister Edgar Rinkevics. Signed Academic Exchange Program Agreement and an agreement supporting justice sector reform in Moldova. Dedicated Sumner Welles Street. June 28, 2012
Russia St. Petersburg Attended the APEC Women and the Economy Forum. Met with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. June 28–29, 2012
Switzerland Geneva Attended a P3 meeting and the opening session of the Action Group on Syria. June 29–30, 2012
France Paris Met with President Francois Hollande, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Syrian opposition leaders, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Attended a Friends of the Syrian People Ministerial Meeting. July 6–7, 2012
Afghanistan Kabul Met with President Hamid Karzai. Announced the designation of Afghanistan as a Major Non-NATO Ally. July 7, 2012
Japan Tokyo Met with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba. Attended the Conference on Afghanistan. July 7–9, 2012
Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Met with President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and Prime Minister Sukhbaatar Batbold. Addressed the International Women’s Leadership Forum, the Leaders Engaged in New Democracies Network, and the Community of Democracies Governing Council. July 9, 2012
Vietnam Hanoi Met with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh. Attended an American Chamber of Commerce Reception. July 10–11, 2012
Laos Vientiane Met with Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong and Foreign Minister Thongloun Sisoulith. July 11, 2012
Cambodia Phnom Penh, Siem Reap Met with Prime Minister Hun Sen. Attended the U.S.-ASEAN and East Asia Summit Ministerial Meetings and the East Asia Regional Forum Retreat. Attended a Friends of the Lower Mekong Ministerial Meeting. In Siem Reap, met with the Prime Minister of Thailand and the President of Burma, addressed the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy Dialogue, and attended a U.S.-ASEAN Business Forum. July 11–13, 2012
Egypt Cairo, Alexandria Met with President Mohammed Morsi, Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr, Field Marshal Mohamed Tantawi, and Christian leaders. Dedicated the Consulate General at Alexandria. July 14–16, 2012
Israel Jerusalem Met with President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Palestinian Authority President Salam Fayyad, and Quartet Representative Tony Blair. July 16, 2012
Senegal Dakar Met with President Macky Sali. August 1–2, 2012
Uganda Kampala Met with President Yoweri Musaven. Addressed Human Rights Defenders. August 2–4, 2012
South Sudan Juba Met with President Salva Kiir and Foreign Minister Nhial Deng Nhial. Afterwards returned to Kampala. August 3, 2012
Kenya Nairobi Met with President Mwai Kibaki, Chief Justice Willy Mutunga, Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Somali Roadmap Signatories and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and Civil Society. August 4–5, 2012
Malawi Lilongwe Met with President Joyce Banda. Visited Camp GLOW and the Lumbadze Group. August 5–6, 2012
South Africa Qunu, Johannesburg, Cape Town Met with former President Nelson Mandela at Qunu. Attended U.S.-South Africa Business Partnership Summit and U.S.-South Africa Strategic Dialogue Plenary Session in Johannesburg. Met with Foreign Minister Maite Nekoana-Mashabane and AU Chair-Designate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Participated in a PEPFAR Transition signing and met with former President F.W. de Klerk in Cape Town. August 6–9, 2012
Nigeria Abuja Met with President Goodluck Jonathan, the Nigerian National Security Council, and Anti-Corruption Leaders. August 9, 2012
Ghana Accra Met with President John Dramani Mahama. Attended funeral service for the late President John Atta Mills. August 9–10, 2012
Benin Cotonou Met with President Boni Yayi. August 10–11, 2012
Turkey Istanbul Met with President Abdullah Gul, Prime Minister Recep Erdogan, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, and Syrian activists and refugees. August 11–12, 2012
Cook Islands Raratonga Attended the Pacific Island Forum. August 31–September 2, 2012
Indonesia Jakarta Met with Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa, President Susilo Yudhoyono and ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan. Discussed U.S.-Indonesian Comprehensive Partnership. September 3–4, 2012
China, People’s Republic of Beijing Met with Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, President Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao, and State Councilor Dai Bingguo. September 4–6, 2012
Timor Leste Dili Met with President Taur Ruak and Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao. September 6, 2012
Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan Met with Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and Foreign Minister Prince Mohamed. Inaugurated Brunei-U.S. English Language Enrichment Project. September 6–7, 2012
Russia Vladivostok Attended APEC Economic Leaders Meeting. Signed a Memorandum of Understanding on U.S.-Russian Cooperation in the Antarctic and a Joint Statement on Strengthening U.S.-Russian Inter-Regional Cooperation. September 7–9, 2012
Peru Lima Met with President Ollanta Humala. Addressed Conference on Power: Women as Drivers of Growth and Social Inclusion. October 15–16, 2012
Haiti Cap Haitien Attended the opening of the Caracol Industrial Park. Met with President Michel Martelly and Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. October 22, 2012
Algeria Algiers Met with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. October 29–30, 2012
Bosnia-Herzegovina Sarajevo Met with EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and the members of the Bosnian Presidency. October 30, 2012
Serbia Belgrade Met with EU High Representative Ashton and Prime Minister Ivaca Dacic. October 30–31, 2012
Kosovo Pristina Met with EU High Representative Ashton and President Atifete Jahjaga and Prime Minister Hashim Thaci. October 31, 2012
Croatia Zagreb Met with President Ivo Josipovic, Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic, and Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic. October 31–November 1, 2012
Albania Tirana Met with President Bujar Nishani, Prime Minister Sali Berisha, and Socialist Party leader Edi Rama. Addressed the Parliament and received the Order of the National Flag. November 1, 2012
Australia Perth, Adelaide Met with Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Foreign Minister Robert Carr, and Defense Minister Stephen Smith. Opened the Perth USAsia Center. Attended the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations. November 13–15, 2012
Singapore Singapore Met with former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and Foreign Minister Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam. November 16–18, 2012
Thailand Bangkok Met with President Yingluck Chinnawat. Joined President Obama. November 18–19, 2012
Burma (Myanmar) Rangoon Accompanied President Obama. Met with President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. November 19, 2012
Cambodia Phnom Penh Attended U.S.-ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting and the East Asia Summit. November 19–20, 2012
Israel Jerusalem Discussed the Gaza Crisis with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. November 20–21, 2012
Palestinian Authority Ramallah Discussed the Gaza Crisis with President Mahmoud Abbas. November 21, 2012
Egypt Cairo Discussed the Gaza Crisis with President Mohammed Morsi and Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamal Amr. November 21, 2012
Czech Republic Prague Met with Prime Minister Petr Necas and Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg. December 3–4, 2012
Belgium Brussels Attended the 28th session of the North Atlantic Council and meetings of the NATO-Georgia Council, with Non-NATO ISAF Contributing Countries, and the U.S.-EU Energy Council. December 4–5, 2012
Ireland Dublin Attended the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting, and met with President Michael Higgins and Prime Minister Enda Kenny. December 6–7, 2012
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland) Belfast Met with First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. December 7, 2012


You aren’t inviting her over to your house. You are voting for her as president… Whether you personally like or don’t like a president has very little to do with it… Running the country has everything to do with it….

No one can run this country better than Hillary Clinton….


Ok, so on to our next topic…. “Quack Doctors”..

Man loses life to man in attempted heart transplant by a man pretending to be a doctor…..

AP — Houston

Authorities arrested a Plano, Texas man for impersonating a medical professional.. Coroners pronounced Ima Dumkoff dead from severe trauma.  His body was discovered in a dumpster at a Seven Eleven missing it’s heart.  Friends of Ima say he had experienced mild heart attacks and was excited he was going to get an operation to have it fixed.  Through paperwork still in his pocket they were able to trace the fake doctor and made the arrest on Thursday.  The charlatan had been running a clinic for the past year, called “Make YOU Feel Great Again.” with no license or training.


Just a quick reminder of what the women-thing has brushed under the rug… It really boils down to whether we want a world run according to the rules of hate, or one run by the lessons of love…

Then question, why are these Delawareans are still lining up behind the Voldermort of hate?

You have the chance to put them all away….

Charlie Copeland
Colin Bonini
Hans Reigle
La Mar T. Gunn

State Senate Candidates

State House Candidates

Kevin Hensley:  District 9

Judith Travis:  District 10

Jeff Spiegleman:  District 11

Debbie Hudson:  District 12

James Louis DeMartino:  District 14

James R. Startzman, Jr:  District 19

Stephan Smyk:  District 20

Mike Ramone:  District 21

Joesph E. Miro:  District 22

Timothy Conrad:  District 24

Michael Nagorski:  District 25

Janice Gallagher:  District 29

William Outten:  District 30

Jean Dowding: District 31

Patricia Foltz:  District 32

Charles Postles:  District 33

Lyndon Yearick:  District 34

David Wilson:  District 35

Harvey Kenton, Jr:  District 36

Ruth Briggs King:  District 37

Ronald Gray:  District 38

Daniel Short:  District 39

Timothy Dale Dukes:  District 40

Richard Collins:  District 41


Love Trumps Hate.  Doing nothing is how hate wins….


It has only happened once in our history, when segments of our population refused to accept the majority will of their fellow citizens… We call it the Civil War.

We beat down the recalcitrants after destroying everything they had, and once they submitted, America continued forward to its destiny. Other nations have not been as fortunate. They either have long running rebellions or periodic flare ups, both which negatively impacted the economic potential of their nation…

If you truly want a revolution, you really should align yourself behind Hillary.. That is a revolution in the making, borrowing from Bernie Sanders economic policies, it promises more than anything Donald Trump says, to make America great again…

Of course, some of you are deplorables. We know this; you know this. Your idea of making America great again is killing off other people, especially blacks. You deplorables have great hatred for blacks for some reason… It’s always blacks who get beat up in you rallies, never a white non-educated male…

But Hillary is promising that you will be making $10,000 more a year by year 4 of her campaign. And if you give a full democratic Congress to her, it will happen even faster.

Hillary is promising good jobs at high wages; not false promises like your false god gave you.

Hillary is promising a guaranteed cheap health care, Medicare for all ages. That will surely help.

Hillary is promising you more money in your Social Security payments. That too, will surely help.

Plus in 2 years, every American who wants work, will be employed in a job they like. Unlike the false promise made by your orange demon, who put the failed  plan of George W. Bush on steroids, Hillary is pushing the plan of prosperity we had under Bill Clinton, when every income level rose year after year, not just those of the rich.

Hillary is promising to tackle Climate Change. Though that will put coal out of business, it will open the doors for Coal Country to lead the way in renewable energy. Whereas jobs in coal have dwindled since the 60’s and will never come back, renewable energy is just beginning… Can you say $200 a day?

But of course you know none of this…. It had no way to edge its way into your discourse, I mean, between building a wall, making Mexico pay for it, Benghazi, ISIL, insulting Cruz, Kasich, Jeb, Rubio, and then Hillary, how could there be any room for its message to slip through? And all the fighting.. all the fighting… You were witnesses to a WWE ringmaster, not a presidential candidate.. It played out just like a script in Vince McMahon spectacle,… The script was followed all along, though you were kept on the edge of your seat, it was never planned to work out that way………

What did he promise you? Seriously. What would you expect you’d get if you’d vote for him? A wall? At one fifth of a TRILLION dollars? Put it on credit? Deportation of 15 million illegals? At a low ball guess of $20,000 per person…. Another third of a TRILLION dollars?… Put it on credit? What else? Jobs? How? When he himself hires at the lowest possible rate and then, pays half, or a third, or none of what he promises, why would you think now would be any different? Low taxes were all he promised.  As a rich man, he’d gain, but low taxes take jobs away, not bring them back… Look at how jobs left America under Reagan, came back under Clinton, left again under Bush II, came back under Obama? You defy reality when you think low taxes create jobs.

But instead of fighting for your pride,  join the real revolution… Become part of the solution… If she is wrong and lets say you are now at $50,000, and you are not making $60,000 in 4 years… vote her out… But don’t think that grabbing your pitchfork is going to make your case… Because the rest of us, all 83%, want that extra $10,000 more a year… And you are in our way….

You really want a revolution? Join Hillary, and let us all make some serious money… Because YOU know, I know, that each of us making $10,000 more a year…. is how we are going to make “America Great Again”….

Join the REAL revolution… at the minimum, you’ll be $10,000 more a year richer than you are now…