Endorsed!

As Twitchy readers know, journalist Major Garrett is quite the shutterbug and often tweets photos of his trips while covering the president. The trip to Senegal is no different and he is delighting his Twitter followers with beautiful snapshots.

Twitter users are loving the gorgeous photographs.

And this Twitter user also loves something else that is of great import on Twitter:

Heh. It’s the little things!

Keep tweeting and snapping great shots, Mr. Garrett.

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  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    Ooh, I DO hope they get to the part soon that showcases how their own people sold blacks into slavery. Happy history day!

    • jetch

      I came here to say basically the same thing…
      i’m not excusing slavery, but this whole “whites are evil” is not the full story! every race of people has enslaved others.

      • neoface

        I think those slaves ended up on America shores are lucky, I somehow don’t think they would want to live in Africa, it’s still violent, poor, uneducated, with little opportunities and there still are slavery going on. At least black in this country has the opportunities like everyone else if they pursuit it.

        • Harry A

          There was absolutely no luck involved in being a slave in this country. I can’t believe you actually said that the slaves were “lucky”.

          Your justification is even more confusing. Africa is violent, poor, uneducated and with little opportunities; I must have missed the day in history class where we discussed the tranquil lives that those rich, educated slaves had.

          • neoface

            Life’s journey is a struggle! I’m saying that had they not ended up on shores of this country, they may not even exist, probably shot or hack to death by machetes. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it. You need to stop looking at yourself as a victim.

          • Rightturn

            Yeah except they were actual victims… of slavery.

            There is no 90% ‘how you respond to it’ when you’re enslaved, and not able to do anything of your own will.

          • neoface

            They obviously used the 90%, they are no longer slaves.

          • jetch

            and if the alternative is death? is one really that much better or worse than the other? African tribes (like most of the people in the world back then) would attack other tribes and kill off the males and rape the females and/or enslave them for their own purposes. it wasn’t until Europeans came that they started selling those slaves.
            that is what people in the world back then did. stop using todays morals on people from hundreds to thousands of years ago.

          • 2013_garvey

            Look up Belgium’s King Leopold I, and tell me what he did when he came to Africa in the late 1800’s. He didn’t exactly bring the love of the European people.

          • Harry A

            Who may not exist if slaves didn’t end up on shores? Are you trying to say that blacks today live better lives? Because that’s not what you said; you said slaves were lucky. And then you gave the rationality that in Africa people are poor, uneducated and don’t have access to opportunities; but I would hope you’d know that neither did slaves. There was no part of a slaves life that could be described as lucky. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it”, I really hope that this is NOT some advice that you have aimed toward slaves.

            And I don’t know why you said I need to stop looking at myself as a victim. How did you reach the conclusion that I view myself as a victim? Have I said something that would have believe that I am over 150 years old? Because unless you think I am over 150 years old and was a slave myself I don’t understand how you jumped from my point that slaves were victims to I must view myself as victim. However if there is any confusion on your side, I can assure you that I am in fact not 150 years old, and have not been a slave. Or maybe that was another piece of fantastic advice that you would have given to slaves, to stop viewing themselves as victims and realize how lucky they were to be able to be slaves.

          • neoface

            The black people living in America are no longer slaves, people that came before them carry the water for them and they should consider themselves lucky, and people like you want to keep them still in a slave mentality. I have to say that majority of the black are not using their opportunity well, consider a lot of them are still on welfare and food stamps. I’m saying if you put in the effort you will get results, self reliance is the key to achieving goals. You are slave to your own mind. Nuff said!!!!

          • Harry A

            What did I say that makes you think I want to keep black people in slave mentality?

            If you had said that black people today are lucky their ancestors were slaves we wouldn’t be having this conversation. Thats a very different point from slaves were lucky.

            However it’s still an odd thing to say to someone. Would you tell the Jewish people in Israel to consider themselves lucky that there was a holocaust? Without the holocaust there would be no Israel. That’s the type of logic you’re using to make that point. It’s still very sloppy wording.

          • jetch

            clearly you don’t like that neo used the term “lucky”. even though there was more to what he was saying than just that.
            if you can’t accept that there was more to what he was saying than just “blacks slaves were lucky” maybe don’t be so offended that he’s not accepting what you say…

          • Harry A

            Clearly. I can’t fathom to understand why anyone would call slaves lucky. There’s nothing you could possibly say that would convince me otherwise. Further, I don’t understand why you would try to defend calling slaves lucky. Just read that first sentence, “I think those slaves ended up in on America shores are lucky”. Ignoring the various grammatical errors, do you agree with this sort of thinking?

            If Neo’s attempt to clarify what he said is true, that he meant that black people such as myself are lucky that our ancestors were slaves its still a strange thing to tell someone. Yes it’s true that life is a million times better here than it is in Africa, but there’s a better way to word such sentiments than saying “you’re lucky your ancestors were slaves”. Would you tell the Jewish people that live in Israel that they’re lucky that their ancestors were killed in the Holocaust because if not Israel wouldn’t exist?

          • jetch

            yeah, you’re still missing the point, so i’ll just let you wallow in your self-pity. have a nice day.

          • neoface

            I think it was you who over read my post. I think you just enjoy making your righteous comments. I consider myself unlucky to have come across you.

          • Harry A

            “I think those slaves ended up in on America shores are lucky”.

            k.

          • V the K

            And yet, there isn’t a massive movement of slave descendants to move out of this hateful, racist USA and back to the countries from which their ancestors were torn.

            Curious, that.

          • Harry A

            Nowhere did I say that the US is still a racist, hateful country. But to call the slaves lucky, thats just absurd. It would be different if the original post had said their descendants are lucky, but they didn’t, they described slaves as lucky. Which part of a slave’s life was lucky? The very determinants of what makes life better in the US than Africa that they describe, (access to wealth, access to education, access to opportunities) weren’t available to a slave.

            Its like saying that Jewish people that lived through the holocaust are lucky that the holocaust happened because if not Israel wouldn’t have been created.

          • Clete Torres

            Okay, how about “it was lucky for the resultant families of former slaves that their forebears were sold – by their own people – into slavery, to be taken from their homeland – again, as a result of being sold by their own people – to a new land where once Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was made, they could be free for all time and in charge of their own destiny.

            That better?

          • bicentennialguy

            They didn’t, but their posterity are no longer enslaved and enjoy the freedoms of this nation as much as the rest of us. If their ancestors had not been brought here, the freedom and first world existence of their progeny would not exist.

          • jetch

            again, i’m not defending slavery, but many of those former slaves in the u.s. ended up becoming rich and educated. many of those former slaves ended up as slave holders. there were many and your history class should have told you about a few.
            world history is fully of stories of people overcoming adversity and thriving – and i’m not just talking about blacks.

          • Harry A

            I am aware that a few former slaves did reach a level of financial success, but I would hardly describe it as many. Considering the millions of people that were slaves, I’m curious to what you constitute to be “many” people.

            There is, of course, a world of difference between someone who is a slave and someone who is a former slave. So when discussing the life of slaves, I don’t understand the relevance of talking about the life of free blacks. They’re two very different groups. You also are aware that the majority of slaves had no chance to become free people right?

      • neoface

        I think those slaves ended up on America shores are lucky, I somehow don’t think they would want to live in Africa, it’s still violent, poor, uneducated, with little opportunities and there still are slavery going on. At least black in this country has the opportunities like everyone else if they pursuit it.

      • Jeremy

        There is slavery still going on in Africa along with the sex slave industry as well.

        • 2013_garvey

          There is a sex slave trade right here in the US too, my friend.

    • NixTyranny

      And our fellow Americans are selling us into slavery for an Imperial President.

    • Richo

      Wow, chip on your shoulder much?

    • Rightturn

      Why would you be so excited about that?

      Do you go skipping gleefully through the Holocaust Museum as well?

    • Clete Torres

      Juneteenth (19 June) would be the perfect day to showcase it.

  • FaithColeridge33

    All I see is poor, hot, and dirty. Not enough vaccines in the world to get me to take a trip there.

    • 2013_garvey

      Don’t act like you even own a passport, like the 90% of Americans who don’t. Eat some more Paul Dean, she needs your support.

      • FaithColeridge33

        Can you read cursive?

  • digitalPimple

    I love the pics.

  • digitalPimple

    I love the pics.

  • neoface

    Enjoy it, this cost taxpayers $100 million, should we use that monies to open the White house for tours? Oh, that’s right, “let them eat cake”!!!!

  • neoface

    Enjoy it, this cost taxpayers $100 million, should we use that monies to open the White house for tours? Oh, that’s right, “let them eat cake”!!!!

  • Linda Whiteside Thompson

    Did someone tell the travelers the history of how the black people sold their own into slavery? America will never be able to live down, the fact that some slaves made it to our shores. It is time to move on! America would have been a better place had it never had any African slaves. We are still paying for it, even though none of had a damn thing to do with it. A lot of other people including American Indians were treated badly too. Also Chinese, Irish, Italian, etc. We probably all have a claim to some past wrong that was done to our ancesters..

    • bicentennialguy

      Most civilizations throughout time have trafficked in slaves. It’s not a US concept…it existed long before the US did. I agree with you – none of us had a damn thing to do with it and I, for one, won’t be bludgeoned with it.

    • 2013_garvey

      Forget slavery…what about Jim Crow? White supremacy was the law of the day until 1960’s. Sitting presidents actually had private screenings of “Birth of a Nation”. Ignoring this is why some many rational blacks get mad. It’s not about slavery, but it was policy to keep the black man from learning, keep them dumb, and without power. We are literally 50 years past that and there have been great stride in the condition, but that past does have a negative effect on the present. Is it right, no? Is it on people to take personal responsibility, yes. But ignoring and vilifying a race of people because of their subjugation to the letter of the law, is simply uninformed, and in the worse case rude.

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    Obama on White Folks Greed…
    (Why would he write this in an autobiograhphy?)
    Taken from his book and in his own words: “Dreams From My Father” page 158 of 235 PDF Form:
    “It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day
    than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year,
    where white folks’ greed runs a world in need,
    apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere…
    That’s the world! On which hope sits!

  • Jim Denney

    Can you shoot US some pictures of the invoices for the trip? I’d really like to see what $100M pissed away looks like.

  • jtgun

    In 2008,George Bush took a trip to Africa and was given a heroes welcome . Google George Bush Africa 2008 to see how CBS and the LSM covered this historic event.

  • Right Wired

    Couldn’t he have just faked this vacation, like he’s faked everything else? You know, find some pics on Google, photoshop them in..have Daily KOS make up some fake travel documents…

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    I haven’t watched any coverage of this, so wondering if any of the networks have shown that Dakar, the capitol, is in parts, a major city built by the French. It’s strategic in that it’s the major airport in Africa that is closest to the US.

  • 2013_garvey

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