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Ailing Mandela opens eyes,
smiles on hearing of Obama´s
South Africa trip

NBC News, by Keir Simmons & Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 6/25/2013 2:46:20 PM

PRETORIA, South Africa - Nelson Mandela "opened his eyes" and smiled after being told of President Barack Obama´s imminent visit to South Africa, his daughter said Tuesday, adding to speculation that the two men might meet. The 94-year-old remains in a critical condition, South Africa’s government said Tuesday as relatives gathered at his home for a family meeting that local media reports described as “urgent.” The anti-apartheid campaigner and democracy icon has been in hospital with a lung infection since June 8. His condition was downgraded over the weekend from "serious but stable" to “critical.”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: voxpop, 6/25/2013 2:50:44 PM     (No. 9393234)

I´m gonna barf.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SnowQueen, 6/25/2013 2:55:56 PM     (No. 9393239)

O, Jesus. No, seriously. They´re treating Zero like Jesus. He´s got the power to heal the sick!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Phosphene, 6/25/2013 2:57:12 PM     (No. 9393240)

Mark 8:22-24

And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.

And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.

And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Fledrmaus, 6/25/2013 3:00:56 PM     (No. 9393244)

Why, it´s like Mandela is...a herald somehow. Do you think Mandela will hang on long enough to give Obama his benediction? "He that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear"

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Emerson, 6/25/2013 3:01:49 PM     (No. 9393246)

Sure he did.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 6/25/2013 3:03:00 PM     (No. 9393247)

Obie prolly rooting for him to push off soonest so that he can be the star of Mandela´s funeral.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JimS, 6/25/2013 3:10:35 PM     (No. 9393258)

Mandela will be like Lazarus, raised from the dead by The Won.

Seriously, I believe this about as much as I believe Obama is a native born US citizen and is not a socialist.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 6/25/2013 3:16:27 PM     (No. 9393271)

Timmy? Timmy? Lassie`s here.....

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 6/25/2013 3:19:36 PM     (No. 9393278)

Don´t get too happy Nelson, the Won hasn´t lowered the seas yet. But, you´ll be glad to hear that he´s nearly destroyed the USA.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ramona, 6/25/2013 3:21:10 PM     (No. 9393283)

Not to gloat or anything, but I did predict a Gabby Giffords moment...
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 11 - Posted by: silencedogood, 6/25/2013 3:21:28 PM     (No. 9393284)

Probably gas...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Pearson365, 6/25/2013 3:27:51 PM     (No. 9393302)

NBC news team surely creating another fake video for Obama´s bedside healing of Mandela. Brian Williams and Andrea Mitchell will provide coverage of this Obama miracle. "Brian, this magnificent president, a president who has bestowed ObamaCare on us, has restored Mandela´s sight." "Andrea, while Mandela wasn´t blind, he now appears not to need bifocals thanks to Obama."

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Reply 13 - Posted by: SiliconValleyDude, 6/25/2013 3:28:00 PM     (No. 9393303)

In other news, Generalissimo Franco is still dead.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 6/25/2013 3:29:51 PM     (No. 9393310)

Message to Mandela you would be better off visiting with Desmond Tu Tu. Obama can´t help you with jackshaft. Make peace with your maker and leave the false god alone.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 6/25/2013 3:33:26 PM     (No. 9393316)

Ah - that´s it #10. I was trying to remember when the nearly identical headline was printed. Maybe Obama will have him eat an apple, or turn stones to bread.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Flipper3, 6/25/2013 3:48:12 PM     (No. 9393343)

He really must be dilerious.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: lil dotty, 6/25/2013 3:50:19 PM     (No. 9393348)

Yes, #10, you did Right on the money....Seems they are in need of some new plays and strategies This healing the sick is too similar of the healing minister on tv. Ernest Angsly, Benny Hinn, or countless others. He

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Reply 18 - Posted by: kahlerbob, 6/25/2013 3:51:17 PM     (No. 9393349)

Oh well, if Obama doesn´t get there in time to heal him, he can always simply raise him from the dead.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: STLstudent, 6/25/2013 3:58:12 PM     (No. 9393357)

The headline is just... just so... just so precious.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: annie xango, 6/25/2013 4:03:07 PM     (No. 9393362)

#8 now THAT´S funny....

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Prescient33, 6/25/2013 4:07:43 PM     (No. 9393368)

Gee, will the Vatican certify that as a miracle so as to grease the way for the Mighty O´s sainthood?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: avikingman, 6/25/2013 4:09:21 PM     (No. 9393370)

#11 Hah!, put me on the floor. Bravo.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: LoneStarLarry, 6/25/2013 4:09:31 PM     (No. 9393371)

I have set around campfires with some of the BEST liers in Texas and was able to hold my own, but this article tops any lie I have ever told or heard. (but I gotta admit, it is pretty funny)

I wonder if Obama could come to West Texas and conjure up some rain...that would make a bunch of us happy.


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Reply 24 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 6/25/2013 4:11:06 PM     (No. 9393373)

Fellow travelers. Probably thinks The Won is coming to create his Marxist paradise in S.A.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: provide, 6/25/2013 4:30:14 PM     (No. 9393395)

Bammie will wake him with a kiss.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: jalo1951, 6/25/2013 4:32:45 PM     (No. 9393401)

It´s not unusual for a critically ill person to lose control of his bodily functions. I am going to throw up now.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: killerbee, 6/25/2013 4:37:24 PM     (No. 9393407)

This is absolutely absurd. They should be embarrassed to write this junk, but they´ve forgotten what thinking like an adult means.

Absolutely pathetic.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: TXknitter, 6/25/2013 4:37:46 PM     (No. 9393408)

#10. Yes you did. Even I didn´t expect THIS!

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Reply 29 - Posted by: susieq1, 6/25/2013 4:43:00 PM     (No. 9393416)

Oh the wonder of it all.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: VOLKSFORD, 6/25/2013 4:47:33 PM     (No. 9393422)

Nelson..come forth ! Nelson?... a lousy smile ?.. thats it ? BHO

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 6/25/2013 4:58:47 PM     (No. 9393437)

Thought bubble over Mandela´s smiling face: "Chump."

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 6/25/2013 5:02:00 PM     (No. 9393439)

One Communist acknowledges another.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: WhatMediaBias, 6/25/2013 5:07:48 PM     (No. 9393445)

I´m waiting for The Won to lay his hands on the dead body, and have Mandela sit upright and stand.
I´m sure it would play in Chicago.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: smcchk, 6/25/2013 5:07:58 PM     (No. 9393446)

Yak! Now it begins. The re-making of Obama´s image, or so the MSM will try.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: strike3, 6/25/2013 5:08:38 PM     (No. 9393449)

That´s the last thing I would want to see before I died, obama´s sh*&-eating grin.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Hermoine, 6/25/2013 5:10:13 PM     (No. 9393453)

Perhaps Obama will just stay there and run South Africa. I´d be fine with that.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: bob913, 6/25/2013 5:31:44 PM     (No. 9393503)

Praise be the messiah is a´coming!!
Now blow some people up like I did in the old days to celebrate!

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 6/25/2013 5:42:27 PM     (No. 9393522)

This story is a load of crap. I guess I picked the wrong day to give up drinking.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: flatwater, 6/25/2013 5:45:55 PM     (No. 9393527)

Wise King Barky could heal him with one simple touch of his hand.

Is there anything Wise King Barky can´t do?

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Reply 40 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 6/25/2013 6:07:22 PM     (No. 9393556)

Actually, Geralissimo Franco may still be alive--resurrected by the previous false messiah, Adolph Hitler.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: squiggle, 6/25/2013 6:49:27 PM     (No. 9393599)

Little Sheba is back or Shane is still gone, or something holy happened...

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 6/25/2013 7:05:25 PM     (No. 9393619)

Of course he smiled upon hearing the news. Two old commies getting together.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 6/25/2013 10:12:43 PM     (No. 9393876)

Watch for it-the photo opp.

Maybe it was the drugs.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: provide, 6/26/2013 8:32:29 AM     (No. 9394275)

Bammie will present him with a medical marijuana certificate from the Chum Gang.

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STAMFORD, Conn. — Jeb Bush defended his controversial comments about immigration reform, insisting they were nothing new for him and urging “sensitivity to the immigrant experience.” At a Connecticut Republican party dinner Thursday night, the former Republican governor of Florida did not repeat his remarks from last weekend at his father’s presidential library, when he said that people who come to the United States illegally in search of a better life for their children “broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love.” This time the potential 2016 candidate put it differently. “To be young and

Obama´s politicized, lawless executive branch
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Washington Examiner, by David Limbaugh    Original Article
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Under the administration of President Obama, as never before in my lifetime, there is reason to be a bit afraid of the federal government. I have written two books documenting Obama´s abuses of power, his assaults on the Constitution, his wars against business and energy, his abominably reckless spending, his divisiveness, his renegade Justice Department, his regulatory expansion, his executive orders, his overall lawlessness, and more. Obama´s conduct concerning Obamacare alone would be enough to get the impeachment wheels rolling for any other president. His flagrant, deliberate lies regarding almost every aspect of that

Pelosi: Immigration law
like internment of Japanese

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Daily Caller, by Neil Munro    Original Article
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The deportation of foreigners living illegally in the United States is similar to the forced internment of ethnic-Japanese Americans in World War II, according to Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. “I’ll be very honest with you: Looking at the numbers at some point, in terms of how people are treated and deported and families separated and the rest, this has a scent of Japanese internment,” Pelosi told a Politico reporter. “It’s really a black mark,” said Pelosi. Roughly 110,000 ethnic-Japanese immigrants and their American children were detained during World War II after Japan’s sneak attack on Americans in Pearl Harbor. Pelosi also urged Obama


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