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)

14 Responses to “home thoughts from abroad”

  1. 1 MTmarilyn
    May 23, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    No detail left unturned. Home is not forgotten. I love this man.

  2. 2 P
    May 23, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Was looking at some coverage of the effects of the tornadoes it’s really terrible. My heart goes out to everyone affected and I know the President will be doing all he can to assist. Just another problem for this man..seems like his mind will never be at rest!
    On the other hand…he looks so fine in that photo 😉

    • 3 dotster
      May 23, 2011 at 7:27 pm

      We spent a portion of last evening in the basement due to our weekly tornado warning here in Northern Illinois. My Indy daughter said their tornado sirens have been blasting multiple times per week recently. The storms this year seem extra plentiful and especially deadly. Very frightening. I wonder if Biden will visit Mo. in the President’s absence. President Obama always has so much on his plate. Good thing he is an extraordinary human being who is so equipped to deal with all events in the best way possible.
      And—-I did feel a bit sad today when I heard the Irish reporters speculate that today’s events there would play well in the American media. Little did they know that today’s events would receive little to no coverage in the unethical American news media.

      • 4 P
        May 23, 2011 at 9:54 pm

        Oh dotster I do wish all safety to you and your family. That must be terrifying I could never imagine because I have never experience a deadly natural disaster in my lifetime!! I will be praying for you and your family and I am sure the rest of the TODers Family will be doing the same. Please take care of yourself, we don’t want to hear your hurt! Love you all!!!! Keep the faith hun 😉

      • 5 Chi
        May 24, 2011 at 4:19 am

        Do take care Dotster…

        You are in our prayers dear…

        President Obama has already dispatched the FEMA director to Missouri; I think that might be more useful right now than a visit from V.P Biden as the area is in complete disarray…

        I’m sure the President will go to Missouri and other affected areas when he returns in a few days…

        It’ll also be less chaotic for security and logistic reasons…

        May God bless you and all who are threatened by this crazy tornado event…

    May 23, 2011 at 6:44 pm


  4. 7 anniebella
    May 23, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Let’s all say a prayer for those people in Missouri.

  5. 8 StR
    May 23, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    I’m hoping VP Biden heads to Joplin Mo in the next couple of days to let folks there know that they’re certainly not being forgotten while President Obama is overseas.

  6. 9 Ceb
    May 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    NBC has reported that V P Biden has spoken to the Gov. As well and is expected there.

  7. 10 Carolyn
    May 23, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Brian Williams just said that the President had spoken with the Missouri governor this morning, and the governor had spoken with VP Biden just before he was on the air with Brian. I too hope the VP will go to Joplin. I live in Oklahoma and we are now under a tornado watch…and Joplin is expecting more bad weather. In Oklahoma we keep time by tornadoes: May 3, 1999, May 15 2010…..this devastation in Joplin looks worse than what we suffered in 1999.

  8. 11 HZ
    May 23, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Hi doster, I will be praying for you and your family as well. Keep safe as much as possible. You and your family will be in my prayers for safety, strength, courage, and faith. We all will lift each other up.

    • 12 Dudette
      May 24, 2011 at 2:19 am

      Sending my prayers to you as well as deepest condolences to families and friends of those lost. May God Bless You!

  9. 13 Titti
    May 24, 2011 at 5:08 am

    Saw this on the news and papers, such devastation. My toughts and prayers are with the people of Joplin.
    Take care (((dotster))).

  10. 14 Barb
    May 24, 2011 at 6:28 am

    St John’s hospital is gone, completely destroyed. 4 dead. 2 Pregnant nurses diving under gurneys. The Pediatricians used to send the children with diabetes to see me in the past. I have no way of knowing if everyone is ok. They are forcasting more on Tuesday afternoon and in four surrounding states which includes mine. Prayers for all.

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