23
May
11

dublin in the morning

Live coverage here (TV3), here (RTE) and here (CNN) – Live text updates here (RTE) and here (Irish Times)

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RTE: Met Éireann forecast for today: ‘Extremely windy or stormy in places today. Rain clearing to squally heavy showers, with the risk of thunder.’ Welcome to Ireland Mr President! :-(

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Live online coverage has started on RTE (here) – click the ‘News Now’ tab:

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Landed!

Summer in Dublin :-(

President Obama is greeted by U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney as he steps off Air Force One in Dublin

*** Live streaming at CNN ***

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President Obama meets Irish President Mary McAleese at her official residence in Dublin

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are greeted by Irish President Mary McAleese and her husband Martin

The signatures of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are seen in a visitors book at Aras an Uachtarain

President Barack Obama stands with Ireland’s President Mary McAleese at the Peace Bell during a tree planting ceremony

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama stand with Ireland’s President Mary McAleese and husband Martin McAleese as they meet Irish school children at the Peace Bell during a tree planting ceremony

President Barack Obama arrives to meet Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Farmleigh House in Dublin

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his wife Fionnuala greet the President and First Lady at Farmleigh

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Lines form in Dublin for this afternoon’s concert and speech by President Obama

President Barack Obama swings a hurling stick given to him by Taoiseach Enda Kenny

US first lady Michelle Obama gestures beside Fionnuala Kenny wife of Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny as they view an embroidered panel depicting the Norman Invasion during a tour of Farmeligh House


331 Responses to “dublin in the morning”


  1. 1 M
    May 23, 2011 at 4:02 am

    This will is the place to be today! Thank you Chips!

  2. 2 Barb
    May 23, 2011 at 4:05 am

    Am loving this. BTW that 2,000,000 is fantabulous all glowing. Just like our man and FLOTUS are going to be today.

  3. 3 sherijr
    May 23, 2011 at 4:09 am

    I’m listening to them on tv3 discuss “Obama”.. I have a difficult time listening to this sort of stuff, it all sounds rather manipulative and overly descriptive of motives, etc. Our pundits do it too and In my opinion are rarely correct. It’s interesting to hear how they speak of him though in other countries- how they present him to their own people.. (better than they do in America) although I’m not sure I agree necessarily with their version either.

    • 4 COS
      May 23, 2011 at 5:58 am

      RTE’s reporting is much better. Not as petty as TV3.

    • 5 Chi
      May 23, 2011 at 7:23 am

      I think tv3 must have received our strongly worded messages of disgust at their shabby coverage of our President…

      The tone’s changed for the better…

      • 6 Chi
        May 23, 2011 at 7:28 am

        Spoke too soon…

        Vincent the grinch is back..

      • May 23, 2011 at 7:34 am

        I can’t even bear to look at them anymore Chi. I don’t know that Vincent guy (a bitter Clintonite?), but the woman with the short blonde hair, Terry Prone, is just a nasty, cynical piece of work. I laughed out loud when she praised Enda Kenny and said he spoke more impressively than the President … she and her son run a communications company and one of her clients is….. Enda Kenny. Good grief.

        • 8 Chi
          May 23, 2011 at 7:48 am

          Chip they do their clients a huge disservice by being ungracious to their august guests and strong ally…

          And for Enda Kenny who I think has stuck up a decent relatonship with President Obama, how does he explain his continued relationship with this woman who claims to be a “communications expert” but obviously lacks any ability to diplomatically support what I must think is her most important clien at the moment…

          What the heck is he paying her for if she can’t keep her tongue in check and glibly and flippantly rips away at the leader of an important friend…

          Enda Kenny’s association with this woman makes me rethink my opinion of him…

          What on earth could she possible be contracted to do on his behalf if this is how shallow and dangerously misinformed and gossipy she is…

          Unless of course she’s there to organize and disseminate propaganda…

          That’s all she’s obviously good for…

          Not a terribly good measure of Enda Kenny’s good sense or choice of associates…

          • 9 Chi
            May 23, 2011 at 7:49 am

            struck up…

          • May 23, 2011 at 7:54 am

            Hi Chi, her main job over the years has been to teach Irish poliiticians how to avoid answering questions in interviews – that’s some legacy, she must be so proud.

            To be honest, I just think Enda Kenny is a fool, I have no time for him – I cringe every time he appears on my screen. The only good thing I can say about him is that he’s not corrupt, like some of his predecessors.

            • 11 Chi
              May 23, 2011 at 8:21 am

              Oh never mind then Chip…
              Why would anyone hire someone to teach them how not to answer questions…
              That’s easy stuff…just study the American GOP…It’s their forte…
              They’ll even take it a few steps further by teaching you how to speak from every side of the mouth, convince poor idiots to vote against their own best interests and instantly revise history right before your eyes and even while the event is still playing out…

              Instantly dispenses of the need to line the pockets of this very rotten woman…

              • May 23, 2011 at 8:26 am

                And it’s really hilarious Chi, she is never off Irish TV commenting on politics, yet her job is to teach politicians how to deceive the public! It would be comical if it wasn’t so sickening.

  4. 13 Me4obama
    May 23, 2011 at 4:15 am

    Is it raining in Dublin? I saw a reporter all bundled up. Well they won’t be able to see Michelle’s Arms if the weather is bad.

  5. 15 ChristiMTL
    May 23, 2011 at 4:18 am

    On twitter 20 minutes ago.

    markknoller Mark Knoller
    Good morning from Dublin, We’ve got rain, wind and 55° in the Irish capital this morning. Pres Obama due to arrive shortly.

  6. 16 sherijr
    May 23, 2011 at 4:21 am

    I like how these pundits on tv3 refer to the ‘rightwing’, lol.. cracks me up.

  7. 17 theo67
    May 23, 2011 at 4:22 am

    I like their little picture of President Obama in their logo – he looks so young.

    • 18 sherijr
      May 23, 2011 at 4:24 am

      He does, it reminds me of the photo of him from his wedding picture with Michelle (in black and white) but I actually think its from his 2004 dem convention speech.

      I haven’t decided if I like this American pundit on here.. he’s a little too know it allish

  8. 23 meta
    May 23, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Good morning, TODville!! I’m psyched!!

  9. 26 theo67
    May 23, 2011 at 4:23 am

    It’s great to hear them talking about illegal immigrants who are other than Mexican. I’m sure the Republicans will hate that, but it’s true.

  10. 27 UT Austin Liberal
    May 23, 2011 at 4:25 am

    Okey dokey so this is the new live thread for the Irish trip. On TV3 they’re talking about immigration. I understand that the Irish media people are upset that Irish illegal immigrants cannot leave America and go for funerals or visit relatives in Ireland, but they have to understand that this is what Pres. Obama is trying to fix: A Broken Immigration System. It is unfortunate but special attention cannot be given to one group over another. Imagine the brouhaha that would cause.

    woohooo.. Marine One!!!

  11. 28 Me4obama
    May 23, 2011 at 4:27 am

    Airforce one is here…..

  12. 29 ChristiMTL
    May 23, 2011 at 4:27 am

    Yes!!! Air force one…

  13. 30 UT Austin Liberal
    May 23, 2011 at 4:27 am

    OMG!!!!! OMG!!!!!! Just spotted AF1

  14. 31 meta
    May 23, 2011 at 4:27 am

    HERE HE COMES!!

  15. 32 theo67
    May 23, 2011 at 4:29 am

    Yeah!!!

  16. 33 Me4obama
    May 23, 2011 at 4:30 am

    Why bring Netanyahu in this joyous occasion?

    • 34 sherijr
      May 23, 2011 at 4:32 am

      lol.. he gets points though for pointing out what a PILL Netanyahu is.

      This lady acting like POTUS not that interested in Ireland, kind of a shitty unnecessary thing for her to say.

      • 35 UT Austin Liberal
        May 23, 2011 at 4:34 am

        exactly. I like that he called the right wing. crazy extremists and used Peter King as an example.

      • 36 theo67
        May 23, 2011 at 4:48 am

        Yes, that was completely uncalled for, and untrue. I don’t even know why she’d say that. And then later she said the President has been “hands off” and “lucky”. I don’t like her – and she wants to keep talking.

  17. 37 UT Austin Liberal
    May 23, 2011 at 4:31 am

    AF1 has LANDED!!!!!!!

  18. 39 UT Austin Liberal
    May 23, 2011 at 4:33 am

    Whats wrong with that female journalist saying that Pres. Obama is not Interested in Ireland. They’re disgusting. Why are they trying to take the shine away from this beautiful visit? Gosh

  19. 40 sherijr
    May 23, 2011 at 4:34 am

    WooHoo- Welcome to Ireland my POTUS & FLOTUS !!

  20. 41 Me4obama
    May 23, 2011 at 4:34 am

    Chills, chills chills running through me.

  21. 43 HZ
    May 23, 2011 at 4:36 am

    Top of the morning to my family here. I am Irish.

  22. 45 meta
    May 23, 2011 at 4:36 am

    They seem to be like American press – just talking to fill the air. Would love it if they would just be quiet for a moment.

  23. 46 UT Austin Liberal
    May 23, 2011 at 4:36 am

    Why are they insulting his armored car “The Beast”. if you can’t deal with the car… then shut up

  24. 47 Me4obama
    May 23, 2011 at 4:37 am

    I hate to see those coats. Shame on you weather. Iam guessing Michelle is wearing green.

  25. 48 sherijr
    May 23, 2011 at 4:37 am

    While they’re talking about the “Beast” and the ugliness of it, and all the precautions.. they ought to also mention that we’ve have a couple of President’s attacked.. so forgive us our massive precautions please.

    • 49 UT Austin Liberal
      May 23, 2011 at 4:38 am

      Thank you. They keep whining. First they’ll talk about the need for safety, then they’ll insult the car. very confusing

  26. 50 UT Austin Liberal
    May 23, 2011 at 4:37 am

    OMG!!!!! AF1 doors have just opened

  27. 51 ChristiMTL
    May 23, 2011 at 4:40 am

    Arhhhh the wind!…FLOTUS’s hair ….darn.

  28. 52 UT Austin Liberal
    May 23, 2011 at 4:40 am

    Why is their coverage freezing?

  29. May 23, 2011 at 4:44 am

    Watching it on the bbc world news for as long as they will show it. I listened to the K3 for a bit and one of the pundits said most of the Americans in Ireland are Democratic because most Republicans don’t have passports. And that is because they don’t have a need to go anywhere and see anything. :)

  30. 57 P
    May 23, 2011 at 4:44 am

    Ok I am up!!! Morning everone :)

  31. 59 UT Austin Liberal
    May 23, 2011 at 4:44 am

    Gosh I wanna smack some of these reporters.

    Anyhoo.. POTUS and FLOTUS look wonderful

  32. 61 Me4obama
    May 23, 2011 at 4:44 am

    This is so bad weather. Michelle’s hair was all messed up darn.

    • 62 ZeeUK
      May 23, 2011 at 5:50 am

      Aren’t you supposed to be in bed at this time? or it’s a no sleep morning over in America? :-)

  33. 63 sherijr
    May 23, 2011 at 4:46 am

    Oh shut up lady… she’s not sure he’s achieved much legislatively.. and he came into the recession late??? good grief, she thinks Bush had it all in hand before Obama arrived.. and oh by the way, he’s a less active President. She needs to just stop.

  34. 71 meta
    May 23, 2011 at 4:49 am

    So it begins! I’m just so thrilled. Let’s hope the wind settles down and the trip to Moneygall is smooth.

    From Mark Knoller’s twitter feed:

    In rain and gusty winds, Air Force One landed safely in Dublin. Pres Obama watched his Bulls lose to the Heat in Game 3 on the flight over.

    Spokesman Jay Carney cracked “If the Bulls don’t win later this week it’s gonna be a long trip.”

  35. 72 HZ
    May 23, 2011 at 4:50 am

    She needs to get a handle on her mouth.

  36. 73 globalcitizenlinda
    May 23, 2011 at 4:51 am

    the female commentator is not make a lot of sense to me – too much nonsense about the problem “doing nothing legislatively”! hwre in the world has she been??

    • 74 sherijr
      May 23, 2011 at 4:52 am

      lol.. she’s been in Ireland apparently, lol.

      • 75 UT Austin Liberal
        May 23, 2011 at 4:55 am

        Why are they complaining about the views now. None of us are complaining. What I’ve seen so far of ireland is beautiful. The 2 female reporters are such contrarians.

    • 76 lisalovesobama
      May 23, 2011 at 5:13 am

      Oh My Gosh! I thought I was the only one who found her ass annoying. Can her political leanings be anymore clearer? She needs to take a chill pill.

  37. 77 Titti
    May 23, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Good Morning TOD Fam. Missed AF1 landing but I’m watching the helicopters landing at City Park.

  38. 78 Me4obama
    May 23, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Did u see how marine one was shaking while landing?

  39. 79 Titti
    May 23, 2011 at 4:56 am

    Ooops Phoeonix Park!!

  40. 80 P
    May 23, 2011 at 4:57 am

    This is how you know P is really a huge Obama Fan, she’s up at 4 looking at her President with bated breath!!! Now if you know P personally you know very little could get her up at this hour! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!! Are yall in? I am!!!!!!

  41. 81 Andogriff
    May 23, 2011 at 4:58 am

    Very exciting! Did you folks see the interview with our president and Andrew Marr from the BBC from yesterday? I apologize if it’s already been posted. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13485946

  42. 82 sherijr
    May 23, 2011 at 4:58 am

    Oh good grief the guy speaking on RTE is being very demeaning about PoTUS being ‘unflappable’. Irish pundits, get hold of yourself please.

  43. 83 Me4obama
    May 23, 2011 at 4:59 am

    Ok these people are annoying. I will be tuning out from TV 3 soon if they don’t change their nossense.

  44. May 23, 2011 at 4:59 am

    “Obama is not a media whore” – LOL!!!!

  45. 88 UT Austin Liberal
    May 23, 2011 at 5:00 am

    Wow first they say POTUS has nowhere near the charisma of JFK.. then they insult JFK by calling him promiscuous in every way. hahahahahaha….

    • 89 sherijr
      May 23, 2011 at 5:05 am

      I know.. crazy, lol.

    • 90 lisalovesobama
      May 23, 2011 at 5:15 am

      I heard that. They need to make up their minds and not talk about stuff they obviously know nothing about, including the insult to PBO not having done much with his presidency.

  46. 91 ChristiMTL
    May 23, 2011 at 5:00 am

    They are so freaking annoying…….and it’s PRESIDENT Obama…….is it so difficult?

  47. 92 meta
    May 23, 2011 at 5:03 am

    He has strained relations with David Cameron? OK, now they’re just making stuff up.

  48. 96 P
    May 23, 2011 at 5:03 am

    OMG what just happened!!!! Why is he looking so confused? Look pookie get in the beast before something terrible happens! **heart skips a beat**

  49. 101 ChristiMTL
    May 23, 2011 at 5:04 am

    Seriously, it’s like watching Morning Joe…..what a joke.

  50. 103 P
    May 23, 2011 at 5:05 am

    Uhhhhhhhhh thos reporters need to stop all the yang!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 104 UT Austin Liberal
      May 23, 2011 at 5:07 am

      First they praise Ireland, then kinda diss the architecture. Then praise POTUS, then become snarky. it’s like back and forth back and forth

    • 107 pinkbunny
      May 23, 2011 at 5:14 am

      Oh i might try that one. The blathering by the anchors on RTE is fricking annoying! It’s worse because they don’t know what they are talking about!

  51. 108 sherijr
    May 23, 2011 at 5:10 am

    Wow they’ve got them all micced up or something.. didn’t expect to be able to hear them. Now if the pundits could learn that their silence really can be golden~

  52. 110 Anonymous
    May 23, 2011 at 5:12 am

    Good morning everyone.I did not set my alarm but I awoke in time to see him land. I got a new Droid yesterday so I am watching on it. I hope the weather is okay for Moneygall.

  53. May 23, 2011 at 5:14 am

    Good morning everyone!

    I’ve been looking at the coverage on http://www.tv3.ie/live.php

    It’s been really good.

  54. 113 anniebella
    May 23, 2011 at 5:15 am

    The weather looks terrible. If it is not better, if it is not safe, as disappointed as the people will be I hope he doesn’t go to Moneygall.

  55. 115 Jazz
    May 23, 2011 at 5:17 am

    Good morning everyone –
    Enjoying watching the arrival but finally had to put it on mute!

  56. 116 globalcitizenlinda
    May 23, 2011 at 5:18 am

    I was really worried as Marine One came in “shaking” in the motion that is probably normal but then – this is President Obama and FLOTUS we are talking about so everything worries me

  57. 118 lisalovesobama
    May 23, 2011 at 5:18 am

    love it: “Ireland’s current nemesis, Nicholas Sarkozy” hahahahhaha. I love the Irish :)

    • 119 Me4obama
      May 23, 2011 at 5:22 am

      These pundits are insulting the hell out of every living object.

      • 120 UT Austin Liberal
        May 23, 2011 at 5:24 am

        I was like ouch that’s kinda a little bit harsh. Nemesis..

        • 121 lisalovesobama
          May 23, 2011 at 5:28 am

          You can tell they’ve been watching to many American ‘news’ programs. They are ridiculous. I almost feel bad for them. So little exciting things happen around them that they’re acting like this is an episode of SVU or The West Wing. It’s official, the douche-ness of media types is universal, everyone. Pass it along.

          • 122 lisalovesobama
            May 23, 2011 at 5:36 am

            the woman with the short fake blonde hair has been the one badmouthing everyone. She’s a piece of work. What does she know about PBO and Miche? What does she know about his administration? She needs to shut it.

          • 123 sherijr
            May 23, 2011 at 5:37 am

            lol Lisa, yes it is. Universally stupid media.

  58. 124 pinkbunny
    May 23, 2011 at 5:21 am

    Hey the Tree planting ! :-)

    OMG look at the number of reporters waiting to take photos of a tree being planted :-D

  59. May 23, 2011 at 5:24 am

    there’s a blood bank in the beast? wow!

    • 128 UT Austin Liberal
      May 23, 2011 at 5:27 am

      I know its pretty freaking cool. He and Michelle have their blood bank, communications, oxygen. The car releases tear gas. The tires are reinforced. The car can withstand bombs being leveled at it. That car does deserve the name THE BEAST.

  60. 129 Me4obama
    May 23, 2011 at 5:25 am

    Now they are talking about the president’s blood supply. Lord help me.

    • 130 theo67
      May 23, 2011 at 5:26 am

      Why can’t they think good thoughts?

    • 131 P
      May 23, 2011 at 5:28 am

      HAHAHAHAHAHA they are so freaking comedic I decided to make my self a cup of tea till my Prez is back on camera! These idiots are too much lol

      • 132 UT Austin Liberal
        May 23, 2011 at 5:31 am

        I know. I can’t even summon up anger for everything they say. Some of it is just too ridiculous for words. So the best thing to do is to LOL

      • 133 Chi
        May 23, 2011 at 6:16 am

        Maybe Maureen Dowd got to these folks earlier on…

    • 134 sherijr
      May 23, 2011 at 5:35 am

      lol.. yeah I really REALLY think it would be nice for them to STOP talking about his security.. good grief already.

  61. 135 Proud of Obama
    May 23, 2011 at 5:25 am

    Where has this stupid reporter been that she doesn’t know that President Obama unfortunately receives more death threats than any other president? That they began when he was just a candidate? And yes it’s because he’s black.

    These lazy media people need to do their homework.

    • 136 UT Austin Liberal
      May 23, 2011 at 5:29 am

      Exactly POB. I was like duh it’s old news that they had to reinforce The Beast more than for any other President b/c Pres. Obama has received more death threats than other Presidents. And yes; it is b/c he’s black.

  62. 137 pinkbunny
    May 23, 2011 at 5:26 am

    Wow they are really struggling to fill the void with a lot of commentary while they wait for the President to come out for the tree planting!

    • 138 Chi
      May 23, 2011 at 6:23 am

      Isn’t it sad that William and Kate and the royal family had a 100% positive coverage and not a negative whisper, but these same media kooks can’t bring themselves to extend the same courtesy to a leader more deserving of this respect and courtesy…

      Shame on the lot of them and even more shame on the American media who are singlehandedly responsible for this poisoning reaction…

  63. 139 globalcitizenlinda
    May 23, 2011 at 5:29 am

    a huge storm in my part of the US, displayed in a huge thunder and lightning episode and the power just went out for a few seconds. need to reset all my house junk later but it will definitely be after the live feed of POTUS and FLOTUS

  64. May 23, 2011 at 5:31 am

    I will say the commercials are interesting. I like to see what other countries watch.

  65. 147 ChristiMTL
    May 23, 2011 at 5:32 am

    I just switched from TV3 to RTE…..for some reason, one reminds me of Peggy Noonan…..anyway they all drive me crazy.

    So lets see if it’s better with RTE.

  66. 152 lisalovesobama
    May 23, 2011 at 5:33 am

    Is it that I’m already too irritated with these ‘reporters’ that I’m over reacting to the fact that they keep yapping about THE BEAST’S secrets?

    • 153 pinkbunny
      May 23, 2011 at 5:36 am

      I think I have resigned myself to their constant yapping, because they have never encountered such level of security before, so it’ all so strange and new. I’m sure from their perspective, as they have never experienced history of assassinations of their leaders, they can’t understand.

      • 154 lisalovesobama
        May 23, 2011 at 5:39 am

        can the woman with the short blonde hair be any more inlove with Ireland’s president? Lady, get a room
        ps- President Mary is probably a great prez, but lady, please.

        • 155 sherijr
          May 23, 2011 at 5:49 am

          Lol Lisa.

          Wow now they’re dissing POTUS by pushing FLOTUS as smarter ~ good heavens.

        • 156 theo67
          May 23, 2011 at 5:50 am

          I won’t hold it against them – our media could take a couple of notes on how to speak about your president…

  67. 157 CTGirl
    May 23, 2011 at 5:35 am

    I am watching rte and it is not bad at all :-)

  68. 158 Titti
    May 23, 2011 at 5:39 am

    Dayum I had to resort to rt3 as BBC coverage was on pause – now I know the ‘pain’ you guys are going thru – talk about minutiae.

  69. 159 ChristiMTL
    May 23, 2011 at 5:41 am

    The little boy is so shy! how cute.

  70. May 23, 2011 at 5:41 am

    I thought the little boy was being shy. Now I see its a disability. awww.

  71. 161 sherijr
    May 23, 2011 at 5:46 am

    Okay I was getting a bit pissed about them discussing Michelle, but it appears that one of them is clearing up the bs about Michelle’s comment during the primaries. To repeat that whole ‘angry black woman’ shit is extremely BAD MANNERS Irish PUNDITS.

    • 162 sherijr
      May 23, 2011 at 5:50 am

      REally PUNDITS- Uppity?? This is really getting in the gutter STFU

    • 163 theo67
      May 23, 2011 at 5:51 am

      I liked that part – they really defended her.

      • 164 sherijr
        May 23, 2011 at 5:52 am

        Theo , I don’t think they needed to go there, there is just no reason or context for it. They’re in the process of chattering their way into all kinds of bs that has nothing to do with this visit.. imo.

        • 165 sherijr
          May 23, 2011 at 5:54 am

          Did you hear that: “Michelle Obama is presenting an ‘edited’ version of herself”. UNNECCESARY BS.

          • 166 sherijr
            May 23, 2011 at 5:55 am

            Now they’re saying Michelle was told to stop being honest about POTUS .. they neglect to mention that the person who said to stop it- Maureen Dowd- is a freaking journalist.

        • 167 UT Austin Liberal
          May 23, 2011 at 5:56 am

          The blonde reporter is ANNOYING!!!!!!.. Thank God for the other female reporter with gray hair. She’s better. Jeez. The blonde woman is putting women down. Oh Jeez they just mentioned Maureen Dowd. Whatever that woman says is pure FILTH.

          • May 23, 2011 at 6:17 am

            Hey UT, I’m going to email the channel to complain about the comments of that blonde woman, Terry Prone – the address is complaints@tv3.ie

            I turned away from their coverage a while ago, I could take no more – that woman has repeated every Teabagger talking point about Michelle Obama, absolutely disgusting

            • 169 UT Austin Liberal
              May 23, 2011 at 6:22 am

              Will do the same. Thanks Chipsticks.

              Now they’re saying Americans are only concerned with local issues and are not smart enough to undersand foreign policy issues and the war.

            • 170 sherijr
              May 23, 2011 at 6:35 am

              Thank you Chips for doing that… tell them that knucklehead they had on there calling POTUS nothing more than a dictator is a kook and what on earth were they thinking??

        • 171 theo67
          May 23, 2011 at 6:05 am

          I’m looking for any positive port in this ocean of endless nonsense – the pundits are nearly as bad as the MSM here! But, I definitely see your point.

  72. 172 UT Austin Liberal
    May 23, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Jeez get it right. The Queen touched Michelle Obama first, because she was admiring Michelle’s shoes and then Michelle reciprocrated. Thank goodness the other female reporter corrected that blonde witch. Michelle did not say for the first time i’m proud to be an American. She said she was really proud of her country that the people in the campaign weren’t allowing Pre. Obama’s race to matter.

    The POTUS and FLOTUS were great with those kids and the gardener. So warm and nice

  73. May 23, 2011 at 5:52 am

    did she just say don’t blame the media and journalists too much? well who does the reporting?

  74. 179 ChristiMTL
    May 23, 2011 at 5:52 am

    So far RTE is a bit better but not much………I had to put TV3 on mute.

  75. 180 P
    May 23, 2011 at 5:52 am

    What did Michelle hire Barack anytime in her lifetime? Lol at these people she was given a position to be his adviser lol she didn’t hire him!!!!! Well at least they seem to like her! Yes she’s touchy and feely lol

  76. 183 theo67
    May 23, 2011 at 5:53 am

    I just noticed Michelle’s shoes – really cute! The outfit looks so much better in the pictures than on the live feed.

  77. 184 Anya
    May 23, 2011 at 5:53 am

    I don’t know what some of you are complaining about. The commentators are not that bad and they’re pretty fair and complementary to the President and the FLOTUS. I think we’re a bit sensitive.

    • 185 UT Austin Liberal
      May 23, 2011 at 5:59 am

      Did you listen to them from the beginning of the broadcast?.. They denigrated Ireland, put down the POTUS and FLOTUS in snarky terms. Insulted JFK. Then came back with lukewarm praise.

      • 186 Anya
        May 23, 2011 at 6:17 am

        I did listen from the beginning. I think they’re discussing the difficulties the President and the First Lady faced and they were pointing out the ugly campaign. THey were not condoning it in anyway.

        I think we’re becoming over protective because of all the ugliness from the right and some of the deranged left, so we have developed a natural instinct to defend the President and the First Lady. But I find these pundits very harmless, and in fact supportive. They’re called out the American media’s shameful treatment of Michelle Obama, so I am not sure why is that an issue. What’s wrong of pointing out that Michelle Obama is so smart and accomplished but her role is limited due to the limitations of being a first lady, where she cannot be involved in policy? If I remember correctly, they’ve also pointed out that she would be a great candidate for president, if she chose to run, and if she overcomes the sexism of the media.

        • 187 UT Austin Liberal
          May 23, 2011 at 6:25 am

          I really don’t think you’ve been paying close attention. Look at everyones comment. When everyone on this thread is complaining about the reporters, we’re not being overly sensitive. The reporters are repeating teabagger crap interspersed with so called praise for FLOTUS and POTUS

          • 188 Chi
            May 23, 2011 at 6:46 am

            Perhaps they did their research by studying up at Rupert Murdoch’s right wing rag the Daily Mail…

        • 189 Chi
          May 23, 2011 at 6:42 am

          Dear Anya-

          Throughout the duration of the royal wedding coverage, not a negative whisper was to be heard about William, Kate or any member of the royal family; Much gushing even at the ugly, bland and the ridiculous…

          There was never any confusion about whether the commentary was even slightly negative or unflattering…

          Why would it be so hard to extend the same level of respect and courtesy to this very deserving leader and his wife on a goodwill trip to an ally country…

          I do blame the American media for setting the tone and encouraging the disrespect of our President…

          But shame on the host media for not knowing and doing better…

  78. May 23, 2011 at 5:55 am

    I’ve gotten used to TV3, RTE is actually boring.

  79. 193 globalcitizenlinda
    May 23, 2011 at 5:56 am

    amazing to see how some of these commentators are borrowing the nonsense they heard here – should have been interesting to hear a true local Irish reporter’s perspective

  80. 196 P
    May 23, 2011 at 5:58 am

    WOW Miche is really looking fly loving her shoes :) !!!!!! The wind was really messing with her hair though but she still looked cute!!! Well I don’t have to say much about our handsome President!!!!!

  81. 198 globalcitizenlinda
    May 23, 2011 at 5:58 am

    for the fashionistas, the color of outfit for the Irish number one lady is the similar to the colors worn by Mrs Obama on innaguration

  82. 199 Proud of Obama
    May 23, 2011 at 6:02 am

    Our first couple just exude charm and grace. So proud of how they represent the United States.

  83. 200 lisalovesobama
    May 23, 2011 at 6:02 am

    I love the old guy. he just bashed Fake News! Ha

  84. 201 UT Austin Liberal
    May 23, 2011 at 6:03 am

    Yay! the sun is breaking through.

  85. 202 sherijr
    May 23, 2011 at 6:04 am

    Just an FYI Mr. Irish American PUNDIT: POTUS & FLOTUS ARE WARM- this is not something they have to “do well”- it is WHO they ARE.

    Okay, got that out of my system. Pardon my pissiness TOD Family please.

  86. 205 UT Austin Liberal
    May 23, 2011 at 6:05 am

    Wow Chipsticks great job with the up to date pictures. You my friend are on fire this morning.

  87. 206 sherijr
    May 23, 2011 at 6:09 am

    My Pres brought the sunshine with him, he’s done that before~

  88. May 23, 2011 at 6:10 am

    lol. Obama is pretty loud compared to the other people there.

  89. 214 P
    May 23, 2011 at 6:14 am

    I really like the Prime Minister of Ireland and his wife! They seem like genuine people like PBO and Michelle!!

    • 216 theo67
      May 23, 2011 at 6:16 am

      Indeed – who is this Democrat who says he likes President Obama “as a person”. I immediately went to mute.

    • 220 pinkbunny
      May 23, 2011 at 6:18 am

      I confess, I didn’t want to miss picking up remarks from the President and Flotus, so I kept my volume up

  90. 221 Proud of Obama
    May 23, 2011 at 6:15 am

    OK this guy is pissing me off saying the president of the US is almost irrelevant with regards to domestic policy and that PBO’s foreign policy is no different than other US presidents. Now that is just flat out false. Who is this idiot?

    • 222 sherijr
      May 23, 2011 at 6:18 am

      just another idiot~ useful to them at the moment, they really are little better than the US pundits- full of bs and half truths.. and made up silliness. gossips.

  91. 223 sherijr
    May 23, 2011 at 6:15 am

    Oh good grief: The foreign policy of the President is now dictatorial.. lol

  92. 224 lisalovesobama
    May 23, 2011 at 6:15 am

    are you guys watching this fool on TV3? He is a piece of work. He needed to have sit this one out. He was asked if he liked PBO, he goes: “he’s a person, I like people.”

    • May 23, 2011 at 6:18 am

      weird question, weirder answer.

    • 227 theo67
      May 23, 2011 at 6:19 am

      I saw that – made me sick. He claims to be a Democrat, but he’s clearly a Republican.

    • 228 Chi
      May 23, 2011 at 8:01 am

      The guy Vincent is obviously a kook only to the right of Kucinich and Ron Paul…

      And that crap about being wanting Ireland to be a force for good, a moral blah, blah, blah only minutes after he’d endlessly bashed and insulted and taken very personal shots at President Obama…

      What a bleeding heart racist phony…

      Do you get the feeling he’s upset at not geting an invitation to the dinner in President Obama’s honor later tonight…

      (Vincent is after all the all important former head of Democrats abroad, lol…)

  93. 229 UT Austin Liberal
    May 23, 2011 at 6:16 am

    Our own media really disappointed me on this Presidential Trip. POTUS is visiting one of his ancestral places and no cable news station is showing any footage. When it came to the royal wedding they covered it ad nauseam.

    Ok this guy better not compare Obama’s foreign policy style to Bush’s style. Iraq was an unjustified war. Libya was justified because Gadaffi was going to annihilate 300,000 ppl in Bengahzi. President Obama is NOT a dictator.

    • May 23, 2011 at 6:22 am

      Why can’t they go to live shots of where the concert will be or who might be there or some other drivel? Some Irish history would be nice. Talk with the locals. Anything except this.

      I guess they have to save all that for later.

  94. May 23, 2011 at 6:17 am

    President Obama is different than his predecessor on foreign and domestic policies so I don’t what that guy was talking about.

  95. 232 Barb
    May 23, 2011 at 6:21 am

    I just might send a little email to the station and inform them we are watching and we love our President and resent negative comments. And that station talking about the Beast as you said above He gets more death threat than any other President so quit giving away the Beast’s secrets. I guess I would just be seen as the Ugly American but I’m still tempted.

    • 233 Chi
      May 23, 2011 at 6:55 am

      We all should…

      It’s getting absolutely ridiculous…

      How would they feel if we covered their Prime Minister or President this shabbily…

  96. May 23, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Ok, his name is Vincent. Vincent, shut up. This guy just laughed at the mention of the Nobel Peace Prize. Seriously, he’s an ass.

  97. 236 theo67
    May 23, 2011 at 6:27 am

    The so-called Democrat is even snickering at the question about the Nobel Peace Prize. Why is he even there?

      • 238 theo67
        May 23, 2011 at 6:30 am

        The host is trying really hard to challenge him, but she doesn’t realize she’s dealing with an idiot ideologue.

    • 239 lisalovesobama
      May 23, 2011 at 6:29 am

      Glad I missed that shit. This fool is an idiot. He is disloyal. Ran for congress 4 times and didn’t win nary a one. That says a lot about his credential. Asswipe.

      • 240 Chi
        May 23, 2011 at 6:58 am

        So why do they have him on…?

        During the royal wedding, they had senior staff members from Clarence house and senior diplomats on to discuss a bloody royal wedding…

        And for the U.S President’s visit, we get a failed and disgruntled polital hack…

    • 241 UT Austin Liberal
      May 23, 2011 at 6:31 am

      I heard that. I’m with Lisa. He’s on acid. And then he tries to justify his comments by stating that he is a loyal democrat. Thats like saying a politically incorrect statement about a black person and then trying to justify it by saying “Oh I’m not prejudiced… I have black friends.”

  98. 243 sherijr
    May 23, 2011 at 6:28 am

    Now RTE has Nettie Douglas on -descendant of Frederick Douglas and very interesting.

  99. 244 anniebella
    May 23, 2011 at 6:30 am

    They did clear up the matter about Michelle saying for the first time in my adult life. One lady cleared it up, and place the blame right where it belong. The right wingnuts.

    • 245 lisalovesobama
      May 23, 2011 at 6:33 am

      too true. It was the grey haired lady. she apparently had covered Michelle and PBO on the campaign trail. The short fake haired lady….what does she know about anything other than sucking up to President Mary? Ugh, someone, please shut her up.

      • 246 UT Austin Liberal
        May 23, 2011 at 6:37 am

        These media ppl are too much. After the killing of OBL, Pres. Obama NEVER said that the world is a safer place. He said that the mastermind of 9/11 had been taken out and justice had been done. Read his press statement media folks.

        • 247 UT Austin Liberal
          May 23, 2011 at 6:38 am

          But we still have to be vigilant because Al Qaida will always want to harm innocent people all over the world.

      • 248 Chi
        May 23, 2011 at 7:00 am

        She does President Mary a disservice…

  100. 249 Titti
    May 23, 2011 at 6:31 am

    I’m watching good ole ‘boring’ RTE. They had a story on Nettie Douglas, descendant of Fredrick Douglas the freed slave who went to Ireland.

  101. 254 professorx10
    May 23, 2011 at 6:32 am

    It’s time to tweet these A hole Pundents

  102. May 23, 2011 at 6:35 am

    I had to just mute my computer and just watch what was happening. I am staying up all night to NOT hear them talk about the Beast. Why are they so morbid. Sounds like they took lessons from Chuckie.

  103. 259 theboysisters
    May 23, 2011 at 6:36 am

    this is great! Thanks so much for the links, Chippy!

  104. 260 professorx10
    May 23, 2011 at 6:41 am

    Here is the Tweet websites

    http://twitter.com/#!/RTEnewsIreland

    http://twitter.com/#!/RTEpolitics

    Ok people let us get busy tweeting. I have tweeted a lot

  105. 263 lisalovesobama
    May 23, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Vincent the Ass is still talking. Now about OBL. He’s so stupid, why is he still breathing?

    • 264 sherijr
      May 23, 2011 at 6:49 am

      oh Lisa we are on the same page. He is one big dumbass with one big damn mouth saying nothing. ohhh now he’s speaking up for ‘rightwingers’.. Oh an Irish tea-bagger.

      • 265 UT Austin Liberal
        May 23, 2011 at 6:56 am

        Vincent… STFU. You are no democrat.. you’re a freaking right winger trying to cloak yourself as a dem. How dare he imply that PBO is after Mid-East Oil. Is he insane?.. he’s an old bozo and gasbag who needs to shut up and keep shoveling crap into his pie hole.

  106. 266 sherijr
    May 23, 2011 at 6:48 am

    This guy on tv3 is seriously demented and I might add – really anti-American.

    • May 23, 2011 at 6:56 am

      Sherijr, he is out of his mind. Why are they so negative. I too old for these farts. Mute on. Just waiting for my President and FLOTUS to come out and go to happier place. These farts are too much. But we will enjoy our day. I will continue to stay up. Love our President and First Lady.

  107. May 23, 2011 at 6:49 am

    sigh. Speaking of yahoos, I’m going to check my e-mail.

  108. 270 Proud of Obama
    May 23, 2011 at 6:49 am

    This old fool is a typical right-winger. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.

  109. 271 pinkbunny
    May 23, 2011 at 6:52 am

    Ok- I need to start getting ready for work :-(

    I hope everyone has a fun day following the President’s visit today. I can’t wait to catch up with all the photos and videos.

    It’s been fun !!

  110. 272 Manny OKE
    May 23, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Please somebody get Vincent off the screen. I was raised to respect old age but this guy is way, way over the hill, perhaps even senile

  111. 273 lisalovesobama
    May 23, 2011 at 6:57 am

    the Irish prime minister (?????) has ADD. He keeps getting distracted by the cameras and not looking at PBO when the prez is talking.

  112. 277 P
    May 23, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Oh Oh Baby looking soo cute sitting on the chair like that :) awwwww he’s such a sweet potato pie lol! I wonder what the ladies do when the men are busy discussing the serious stuff!

  113. 280 sherijr
    May 23, 2011 at 7:02 am

    OMG.. apparently he used the word “extraordinary” too many times.. yes they counted. ASSHOLES.

  114. 282 lisalovesobama
    May 23, 2011 at 7:02 am

    This fucking bitch is so damn annoying. SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!!!

    • 283 P
      May 23, 2011 at 7:09 am

      lol I agree lol

    • 284 UT Austin Liberal
      May 23, 2011 at 7:09 am

      Now they’re complaining about the use of golf as a metaphor. Then they’re complaining that Pres. Obama was jet lagged and rambling. And that they should have been standing instead of sitting. Then they complained that instead of talking about golf, Kenny should have given him a hurley (sp?). And lo and behold oh impatient media whores…. Prime Minister Kenny already had the gift ready and waiting.

      Douchebags.

    • 285 theo67
      May 23, 2011 at 7:10 am

      I don’t swear – but you expressed my feelings exactly! :)

  115. 286 Barb
    May 23, 2011 at 7:02 am

    I sent mine to the station a few minutes ago. I didn’t know her name but told them the world was watching and they are not showing respect to Our World Leader and we resent that.

  116. 288 lisalovesobama
    May 23, 2011 at 7:06 am

    PBO just made a joke about using the hurley (???) on members of congress who give him trouble. hahahahaha

  117. 289 mtmarilyn
    May 23, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Good morning everyone. I have following since they landed but I have been using my brand new droid and the learning curve is frustrating. Altho it is great following all your comments.

  118. 292 P
    May 23, 2011 at 7:08 am

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA yes Mr President give Boehner a swat on the head hopefully it will knock some sense in there and stop him from having emotional break downs lol

  119. May 23, 2011 at 7:09 am

    These are out of touch people. I am tired of them now. I will read until the sun comes up. Also will check on the news about the tornado. I am sure that POTUS has that on his mind also. These old farts do not know what is happening on the other side of the globe. Silly Season. Enough.

  120. 295 Barb
    May 23, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Is anybody tweeting? I decided that is the best way to go.

  121. 296 sherijr
    May 23, 2011 at 7:11 am

    I’m going to tune out for a bit, snag a couple of hours of rest… and be ready for Moneygall.. I can only hope that the Pundits can get themselves under control before then ;) If they even remotely trash Moneygall, the President or First Lady- I swear I’m crossing the pond. Do not make me come over there Pundits.

    • 297 theo67
      May 23, 2011 at 7:16 am

      I’ll be right behind you sprinting over the pond, Sheri. But for now, I’m going to follow your lead and get a couple of hours of rest. I’ll chat with everyone closer to Moneygall time.

      • 298 sherijr
        May 23, 2011 at 7:24 am

        rest well Theo ~

      • 299 UT Austin Liberal
        May 23, 2011 at 7:27 am

        I’m gonna follow you and sherijr’s lead and rest before the coverage to Moneygall begins. Since POTUS and FLOTUS are resting, I’m gonna try and rest too.

  122. 300 P
    May 23, 2011 at 7:14 am

    That pic with different shots of FLOTUS’s hair is cracking me up!!!! I feel bad for her she really tried her best to keep it down bu that damn wind was so freaking strong…I hope it don’t get too much laughs or talked about lol. The weather is really terrible but it looks like its getting better hopefully they’ll make it to Moneygall :D

    • 301 anniebella
      May 23, 2011 at 7:25 am

      P, “F” the pundits. Life isn’t perfect. You have these days like this where the rain and wind is crazy, then you have you beautiful days. Knowing Michelle I bet she would be the first one to laugh at her hair blowing every which way. She doesn’t take herself to seriously. So to “H” with the pundits. I am getting fed up with a couple of people at that channel. They are running their mouth to darn much. I need a break.

  123. 302 anniebella
    May 23, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Now I am getting tired of them all. Looks like they want to do some criticizing of our President. I’m ready to shut them off, specially thet old big face man who talk about he was a Democrat and he voted for Presidnet Obama. Every since he has come on he has been downing the President and America. Then that old witch with the short haircut have been sickening too. Is there another station I can switch too, I’m tired of them all.

  124. 305 sherijr
    May 23, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Interesting how when Kenny was here visiting our pundits didn’t trash him or gossip about him.. no they stuck to trashing POTUS as usual… President Obama goes to Ireland..and damned if the pundits there aren’t trashing him too. EFF all ya. There must be a bonus for every pundit around the globe if they can say something nasty about President Obama, its really tired.

    The good news from the looks of the photo at the bottom Chips – is that the people of Ireland are evidently waiting outside to see POTUS & FLOTUS and so missed all the BS being spewed across their teevees this morning~

    • 306 UT Austin Liberal
      May 23, 2011 at 7:31 am

      The person that’s really annoying is the Vincent dude. FU. FU. FU. FU. FU. FU. Go F yourself. And don’t ever call yourself a democrat or try to justify your CRAP and FILTH by saying you worked with Bobby Kennedy. Bobby doesn’t need you dragging his name through the mud. Once again: F U Vincent. You SCUMBAG. He should be ashamed to call himself an American.

    • 308 anniebella
      May 23, 2011 at 7:44 am

      Thank you Chipsticks. I know America isn’t perfect, God knows I know it isn’t perfect, but enough is enough. These folks can sit up there and trash us, but if they get in any kind of trouble, America would be the first one they would call. I’m sick of that channel. I’m going to try the other one.

  125. May 23, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Heck out President Obama’s cousin Henry Healy aka ‘Henery VIII’ Tweets from Moneygall here:

    http://twitter.com/henryhealy

  126. 310 professorx10
    May 23, 2011 at 7:36 am

    People do not shut it off, debate and confront them because you can’t run away from this. Confront and debunk.

  127. 313 Barb
    May 23, 2011 at 7:38 am

    The President looks so happy in all the pictures. I’ve seen him smile many times but this smile is special. He is so relieved to get out of the hornet’s nest that is DC. I think he has brought the sunshine with him. President Obama and sunshine go together and you know all the people of Moneygall have been moving those Rosary beads so it won’t rain on their very special parade.

  128. 314 Proud of Obama
    May 23, 2011 at 7:44 am

    OT: Awwww, the folks at Morning Joke has the sads because Mitch Daniels dropped out and now the rethugs don’t have a strong candidate though they keep pretending that Pawlenty and now Huntsman can beat the President. They have always-wrong Halperin on there and forever Hillary supporter Bill Press on. Halperin really trying to hype boring, traitorous Huntsman and Press saying PBO is beatable. Halperin says any repthug candidate is going to have to cross the commander-in-chief threshold in order to beat PBO. Well, good luck with that against the badassssss President who took out Bin Laden. Idiots all of them.

    Stepford newsreader Mika asks Nora O’Donnell who’s in Ireland with the President what’s the purpose of the trip. Nora is exciting and tells stepford newsreader how excited the people of Ireland are about PBO. Nora talks about how they discovered PBO’s Irish roots in 2007 and stepford newsreader Mika pipes up “ah hah those Irish voters in the swing states.” She is such a dumb blonde.

    • 315 UT Austin Liberal
      May 23, 2011 at 7:53 am

      I saw all of this POB. Mika is disgusting swill. She panders to Joe and behaves like a simpleton. As for Halperin; wasn’t he the one saying that Daniels was the only one who could beat PBO.. now it’s Huntsman?….. tomorrow it’ll probably be Palin. Hahahahahahaha.. I laugh in the face of the idiotic media

      • 316 Proud of Obama
        May 23, 2011 at 7:59 am

        Yep, he sure did. Now he’s saying he predicted Daniels wouldn’t run. Liar. Jealous Joe asks why the President is doing so well with the voters when unemployment is high, blah blah. Because the President is doing a kick ass job; the economy is turning around and the American people know all the things this president has accomplished and how hard he’s working to get the country back on track. This in spite of the media lies and spin for the rethugs.

        They are such imbeciles.

        • 317 Chi
          May 23, 2011 at 8:12 am

          I suppose the real question he wants answered is: why aren’t our concerted attacks on this President taking a toll on his numbers; why is President Obama still doing so well in spite of all our combined efforts to take him down…

  129. May 23, 2011 at 7:53 am

    My pressure is too high now, so I think I will follow my friends and try to catch a nap. I have been up west coast time since 7:00 AM Sunday morning. So good morning everyone. I hope I do not miss Moneygall.

    • 319 Barb
      May 23, 2011 at 8:34 am

      Sleep peacefully and let your BP come down. We want to do things that our bodies just won’t go along with. Peace HZ The pictures will be here.

  130. 320 Proud of Obama
    May 23, 2011 at 7:55 am

    A little oppo research on the latest rethug candidate to announce — T-Paw. Seems he left his state a whale of a deficit. Oh, but if you believe his campaign announcement he can fix the federal deficit.

    http://www.startribune.com/opinion/111290929.html?source=error

    • 321 UT Austin Liberal
      May 23, 2011 at 8:13 am

      Plus remember when the bridge in Minneapolis crashed. He spent money recklessly and didn’t do much needed construction and then people lost their lives in a senseless tragedy. Now he wants to claim fiscal responsibility? I hope he realizes it’s easy to gather up his records as Governor and show him his failures.

  131. May 23, 2011 at 8:10 am

    The Irish priest responsible for the genealogy research discovery just tweeted this photo from inside the bar in Moneygall:

    http://yfrog.com/gyv6pqtj

  132. May 23, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Hi everyone, I’ve started a new thread for the trip to Moneygall –

    http://theobamadiary.com/2011/05/23/next-stop-moneygall-live-updates/

    See you there ;-)

    • 324 UT Austin Liberal
      May 23, 2011 at 8:22 am

      See you there Chipsticks. TOD family.. on to the next thread. Boy oh boy is this fun. Thanks a lot Chipsticks. :D

      • May 23, 2011 at 8:24 am

        I’m just p*ssed that the TV3 panel put a dampener on it for everyone. I hope Moneygall and the concert/speech will make up for it!

        • 326 UT Austin Liberal
          May 23, 2011 at 8:41 am

          It’s all good Chipsticks. Knowledge is power. By having this info we were able to email the people at Tv3 and correct their erroneous misconceptions. This is how we are going to stop people who spread lies about PBO and MO. I am proud of you and the TOD family that we all corrected the false statements on this thread and hopefully the little we do will spread the truth like wildfire. :)

  133. 327 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    May 23, 2011 at 8:45 am

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF THIS CHIPS! IT WARMS MY HEART. THE PRESIDENT AND THE FIRST LADY SHOULD BE TREATED LIKE THIS ‘ALL THE TIME’ IN THE UNITED STATES! HOW PRECIOUS THIS IS!

  134. 328 anameti
    May 23, 2011 at 9:17 am

    I will be glued to this site today. I feel like I am in Ireland with POTUS and FLOTUS.Thanks Chipsticks and keep it coming.

  135. 329 Mrs. JVD
    May 23, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Wow! This thread is moving. Great pics. Wonderful commentary. Just another reason I adore this site.

    Oh yeah…who knew our President had such a nice tush? :-)

  136. 330 Mrs. JVD
    May 23, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Watching the live streams on mute, alleviates pundit fatigue significantly. ;-)

  137. 331 tally
    May 23, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    AH MAH GAH!!!! I’m smiling so hard my face hurts!!!

    ☘ ☘ ☘


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