Archive for May 23rd, 2011

23
May
11

night everyone

Too many blissful moments to choose from today, but go on then …. I’ll pick these three minutes … just listen to the crowd from 0:18 and watch the President and First Lady’s reaction:

And these five photos….

1 Because the President visiting Ireland meant so, so much to Dan Rooney – just look at his face at Dublin airport this morning, and the way he’s holding the President’s hands:

2 Because the sight of President Obama with a hurley in his hands just cracked me up …. especially when he threatened to use it against Congress:

3 Because the Obamas’ visit to Moneygall gave the village’s people a day they will never, ever forget:

4 Because this photo just showed how fun and utterly lovely the first couple are:

5 Because, for me, this photo is iconic. The sight of President Obama pointing towards the skies, in the general direction of the Irish flag, will hardly make Ireland’s economic disaster go away …. but his speech today made more than a few Irish folk believe that Ireland can come back again: Is Féidir Linn … Yes We Can.

Can I have a sixth? Please? Thanks!

Because they said President Obama couldn’t possibly attract as big a crowd in Dublin as Bill Clinton did 15 years ago.

He did ;-)

Thank you for your company on a beautiful day – I won’t be able to post as frequently tomorrow, but I’ll do my best ;-)

23
May
11

tuesday

April 2009

All times US Eastern

7:25 AM (12:25 PM UK time) President Obama and Michelle Obama have lunch with the Queen

9:0 AM (2:0 PM UK) President Obama and Michelle Obama visit the Portrait Gallery

10:0 AM (3:0 PM UK) President Obama and Michelle Obama tour Westminster Abbey

10:45 AM (3:45 PM UK) President Obama and Michelle Obama arrive at 10 Downing St

12:0 PM (5:0 PM UK) President Obama meets with opposition leader Ed Miliband

3:30 PM (8:30 PM UK) President Obama and Michelle Obama attend a dinner hosted by the Queen

23
May
11

the dublin speech

Text of speech here

You can see the President and Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s speeches here

And you can see both speeches at C-Span (here)

Thank you Loriah

23
May
11

home thoughts from abroad

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, during his visit to Dublin, Ireland, May 23, 2011. The President and Gov. Nixon discussed the deadly tornado that touched down in Joplin, Mo., Sunday night. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

23
May
11

the perfect pint!

President Barack Obama watches as First Lady Michelle Obama draws a pint at Ollie Hayes Pub in Moneygall, Ireland, May 23, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)




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