Daily Archives: May 23, 2011

And they all went to bed – tired but happy.

 

Brian O’Driscoll on Twitter
(Thanks @cairotango)

Earlier, the happy couple had been to see Obama:
Look. He’s so gentle with her.

(Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)

Always working.

White House photographer, Peter Souza’s just-released shot of Barack Obama on a call with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, regarding the deadly tornado that touched down in his state on Sunday. We are told it was taken “in Dublin” and we’ve put two and two together. We’d recognise those lamps anywhere.

World Stage Gives Obama Edge On His Challengers (Michael D Shear, New York Times)

White House Flickr Stream

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfau1j5Gy7w&feature=player_embedded

That’ll be Brian Cowen.

Oh.

Of course this is where the whole Yes We Can thing began.

Meanwhile, and because they don’t call it Moneygall for nothing:

Moneygall.com

Rhymes with kick ass.

Obama’s hero mentioned in his address alongside Daniel O’Connell..

Slave turned social reformer and statesman. Spent some time in Cork.

Of which he wrote:

“No one seemed to be shocked or disturbed at my dark presence . No one seemed to feel himself contaminated by contact with me. I think it would be difficult to get the same number of persons together in any of our New England cities, without some democratic nose growing deformed at my approach. But then you know white people in America are whiter purer and better than the people here. This accounts for it!”

Beyond The Pale: Frederick Douglass In Cork (Lee Jenkins)

Frederick Douglass (Wikipedia)