A Brief This and That

From Henry Healy to TOD:

I got to meet with the President yesterday and I wanted to share with you this drawing that I presented him with. It’s a pencil drawing of the president in front of his ancestral home and the White House. It was by Brian Fogarty a school teacher from Co Tipperary now living in Galway.

Kind Regards,

Henry Healy

Thank you Henry – love that drawing, it’s beautiful.

(I asked Henry if his head hurt today, he said “it’s coming ’round” – so, good news!)



Next up:

2:05 PM EDT President Obama and PM Netanyahu Hold a Press Conference


CNN and CBS are showing a lot of live streaming from Israel today, so keep checking in


ENORMOUS thanks to LovelyPlains for this morning’s Rise and Shine – it was just ** magnificent **


Will be back a little later with photos and videos from Israel, just getting some work done – see ya then.

94 Responses to “A Brief This and That”

  1. 1 japa21
    March 20, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Good late morning or early afternoon

  2. 11 amk for obama
    March 20, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    1st ?

  3. 23 hopefruit2
    March 20, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Hello & congrats Japa & Carol on #1 🙂

    Amk you win the Silver medal – congrats!

  4. 25 hopefruit2
    March 20, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Stupid, childish fool. Good riddance!

    • March 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      I hope the press, even if its not MSM, will keep putting this out. We can twitter and Facebook it around.

    • 27 jackiegrumbacher
      March 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm

      It was the dinner in “Obama’s honor” that probably irritated Cantor, the petty little creep. It’s such a joke to say he’s busy with congressional duties when Congress does nothing but say no and undermine the economy. No one would notice if Cantor disappeared for a year.

    • 30 LunarSea
      March 20, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      I was wondering if he was going then figured he couldn’t let his RWNJers see him in such a position. He’s as bad as DarthCheney

    • 31 Bill
      March 20, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      Wonder if Chuck Todd will report this.

    • March 20, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      I don’t want to hear anymore crapola from the media talking about how PBO needs to reach out to these people.

    • 33 utaustinliberal
      March 20, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      He’s a moron as usual.

    • 34 vcprezofan2
      March 20, 2013 at 3:43 pm

      Updated version =

  5. 36 amk for obama
    March 20, 2013 at 12:28 pm

  6. 37 amk for obama
    March 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm

  7. March 20, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    I posted the last paragraph of an article from Haaretz just before new thread.
    “In honor of the visit we scrubbed the highways and the city streets, and hung about 1,000 Israeli, U.S. and Jerusalem Municipality flags,” said Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat. “We will illuminate the walls of the Old City with decorative lighting during the entire visit, at night too – so that the president will be able to see the walls and the beauty of Jerusalem from his hotel window, and the many media teams will be able to broadcast from here on the backdrop of the illuminated walls, which will be exposed to the entire world.”

  8. 45 japa21
    March 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Had to share this. An earlier tweet of mine was passed on by someone else and a RNWJ responded to that tweet. Reading the response says all you need to know about the mentality of some of the pro-gun crowd.


  9. March 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    • March 20, 2013 at 12:43 pm

      Good day LP & Chips!!

      Thank you, LP, for the Rise & Shine thread and for featuring the ongoing investigative reporting of Bob Parry. The crimes of Nixon, Reagan and GWB are astonishing in their extent of needless human suffering and death and damage to every aspect of our values and our economic stability.

      • 55 amk for obama
        March 20, 2013 at 12:51 pm

        And to think that americans re-elected all of these traitors to a second term.

      • March 20, 2013 at 12:53 pm

        Yes, I so agree. That is why we should look closer into what got us into Iraq and the idiot decision to use Afghan rebels in Torah Bora. It’s my understanding that a Seal had him in his sights, but not given permission to shoot. That decision SHOULD have been made when they went in. I was a little young to understand LBJ, but by the time Nixon ran for office in ’68 I understood what he was doing. And of course Reagan on. We have to let the Sunshine in.

  10. 58 hopefruit2
    March 20, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    • 59 LunarSea
      March 20, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      To be honest I have mixed feelings about this visit. I trust POTUS will connect with the hearts and minds of the sane ones there but…

      On the one hand there’s POTUS and those Israelis who want peace and are prepared to work toward it and on the other is Bad Boy Bibi who is using this visit as a prop in a ‘dare’ to their neighbors.

      Bibi’s with the one that keeps building the settlements, even after Palestinians agreed to most of their demands, including the new settlement when VPOTUS visited, who went to OUR Halls of Congress and talked smack about our president when he was out of the country, who interjected himself into American politics, who began a massive bombing raid into Palestine right after the 2008 elections that ran for days (immediately following a visit from Can’tor).

      I don’t like Bibi one little bit and don’t trust him one iota.

      Now, do you want to know what I really think of him? 😆

  11. 60 sheinfrance
    March 20, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    BLEEP CANTOR! Sat here blubbering that “Hallelujah” chorus had me blubbering. I had lunch with some American friends yesterday and wanted to tell you what they said “we are fortunate to have a man like Mr Obama as President” no dissenters and absolute pride in the man.

    • 61 LunarSea
      March 20, 2013 at 1:05 pm

      That’s what happens to red blooded Amirkuns when they get around soshulist thinkers. LOL

      (hope you know that was just my impression of our RWNJs if they heard your friends saying that) 😆

      Seriously: Nice!

    • 62 carolyn
      March 20, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      Those kids singing had me crying too! Thank you for your words about the president……We should have absolute pride in this man! He has had to rescue America from eight years of GWB’s degradation! And he has done it, quiety, graciously and thoroughly.

  12. 63 amk for obama
    March 20, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Gunnite folks.

    Hope the kenyan would kick the butt of nut n yahoo for me while he is there. After all, the nut is within his arm’s leg’s reach.

  13. 67 LunarSea
    March 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    “17,946,004 hits” Seems like just yesterday we were celebrating 4mil.

    And if we want to live to see the next million someone else better do the baking. We’ve all seen ChipsChica’s hazmat kitchen.

  14. March 20, 2013 at 1:14 pm

  15. March 20, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Why did the MSM pretty much ignore the President’s other overseas trips but this one to Israel not so much? There have been live snippets of his trip since this morning’s news.

    • 80 COS
      March 20, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      I was wondering the same thing. They are probably trying to get some “gotcha” news.

    • 81 Bill R.
      March 20, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      Because only Israel matters.

      • 82 Lovepolitics2008
        March 20, 2013 at 2:12 pm

        Exxx….actly. The mainstream media is pretty much aligned with conservative interests and for conservatives, the only foreign country that matters is Israël. They’re much too ignorant of the world to grasp the long-term implications of America’s foreign policy, so they don’t see the importance of the president’s visits to Europe, to China and to other asian countries.

      • 83 99ts
        March 20, 2013 at 6:45 pm

        Cause war – none of the other visits were to countries that want the US to go to war. Something changed when the cold with the USSR – boots on ground wars started

  16. 84 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    March 20, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Girl Power!!!

  17. 85 dotster3
    March 20, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Get your easy peasy contact set up here. Take action.

  18. March 20, 2013 at 1:47 pm

  19. March 20, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Great to hear from Henry. Love the pencil drawing. Lots of great memories all in one.

  20. 90 Nena20409
    March 20, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    The pencil drawing is magnificent. Just awesome.

  21. 92 Claire
    March 20, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Excellent drawing, Brian Fogarty, I love it. Way to go Henry!! The POTUS surely loved it.

  22. 93 vcprezofan2
    March 20, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Lovely artwork, IMO. I would buy a copy of that to add to my small O collection. 😀

  23. 94 Dudette
    March 20, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Gorgeous drawing! Many thanks to Henry for sharing it with us!

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