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68. Helen is Great! A Truly Inspirational Role Model for All Journalists!

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  -I bring a message from Helen Thomas to DU DFW  Sep-05-09 08:36 AM   #0 
  - Love that Helen  Autumn   Sep-05-09 08:39 AM   #1 
  - thank you for this. I love her.  roguevalley   Sep-05-09 11:09 PM   #125 
  - Chutzpah!  orpupilofnature57   Sep-05-09 08:43 AM   #2 
  - Now I'm really hungry. Your meal sounds fantastic. Wonderful post...n/t  monmouth   Sep-05-09 08:46 AM   #3 
  - Mama Ayesha's  FedUp_Queer   Sep-06-09 02:15 AM   #132 
  - That's the coolest thing I've read all week!  Cirque du So-What   Sep-05-09 08:47 AM   #4 
  - Ms. Thomas is one of the VERY few in the media I respect....  Spazito   Sep-05-09 08:48 AM   #5 
  - Helen is really something special!  flor de jasmim   Sep-05-09 08:49 AM   #6 
  - I love Helen.  TNDemo   Sep-05-09 08:50 AM   #7 
  - what an absolutely gracious lady, and one I have respected since  angstlessk   Sep-05-09 08:51 AM   #8 
  - Helen didn't give Clinton, or any other president, a free pass  DFW   Sep-05-09 09:02 AM   #10 
  - thank you...  druidity33   Sep-05-09 08:52 AM   #9 
  - Absolutely check it out!  DFW   Sep-05-09 09:19 AM   #13 
     - Oh I wish! I have a request DFW..........  rucognizant   Sep-05-09 10:09 PM   #118 
        - I passed your request on to her, and will let you know! n/t  DFW   Sep-06-09 02:12 AM   #131 
  - k&r  Starry Messenger   Sep-05-09 09:10 AM   #11 
  - Much love to her from our whole family! She is the best. nt  morningglory   Sep-05-09 09:17 AM   #12 
  - Rec #20  lpbk2713   Sep-05-09 09:21 AM   #14 
  - My hero Helen personally responded to an email I sent her. I was so touched.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Sep-05-09 09:22 AM   #15 
  - Helen was never "too important" to do that  DFW   Sep-05-09 09:26 AM   #17 
     - I found it such a sweet touching gesture. She is a lovely spirit. You are fortunate to know her.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Sep-05-09 09:39 AM   #20 
        - In retrospect, you're right! I am fortunate  DFW   Sep-05-09 09:49 AM   #21 
        - Thanks for giving me a glimpse into your childhood and a true persepcive on how children  OmmmSweetOmmm   Sep-05-09 10:05 AM   #27 
        - I am a bit jealous of you for having Helen as a family friend  zeemike   Sep-05-09 03:37 PM   #64 
           - You can always send her an email  DFW   Sep-05-09 05:28 PM   #81 
        - she replied to an email I sent her once, too....  Flaxbee   Sep-05-09 01:13 PM   #43 
           - Me too. I didn't expect her to  sabrina 1   Sep-05-09 03:50 PM   #65 
  - k&r for the indomitable Helen Thomas, a national treasure. n/t  Laelth   Sep-05-09 09:23 AM   #16 
  - You beat me too it. She is a National Treasure for sure!  sellitman   Sep-05-09 09:59 AM   #24 
     - LOL. Shh ... I am in disguise. n/t  Laelth   Sep-05-09 10:43 AM   #32 
  - warm fuzzy on a rainy Saturday  suffragette   Sep-05-09 09:34 AM   #18 
  - .  fascisthunter   Sep-05-09 09:38 AM   #19 
  - Great lookin folks at that table, DFW  madfloridian   Sep-05-09 09:52 AM   #22 
  - Well, we're all a little worse for wear  DFW   Sep-05-09 10:06 AM   #28 
     - Heh heh, aren't we all?  madfloridian   Sep-05-09 12:16 PM   #36 
  - I love Helen!  titoresque   Sep-05-09 09:52 AM   #23 
  - Thank you so much.  Lugnut   Sep-05-09 09:59 AM   #25 
  - As long as she has the breath left in her, she will keep asking the tough questions  DFW   Sep-05-09 10:07 AM   #29 
     - I know she will.  Lugnut   Sep-05-09 11:23 AM   #35 
  - What a nice message.  TuxedoKat   Sep-05-09 10:05 AM   #26 
  - Priceless. Thanks for posting this.  Gregorian   Sep-05-09 10:21 AM   #30 
  - how very kind of her,  dgibby   Sep-05-09 10:38 AM   #31 
  - My pleasure! But my autobiography?  DFW   Sep-05-09 10:55 AM   #34 
  - If I ever see Helen anywhere, she'll get a thumbs-up (or a peace sign) and a big grin.  DCKit   Sep-05-09 10:45 AM   #33 
  - Thank you for that personal portrayal of a great lady.  Vidar   Sep-05-09 12:43 PM   #37 
  - Thanks DFW  madokie   Sep-05-09 12:52 PM   #38 
  - Do they serve meat? No point in me going there if not...  BlooInBloo   Sep-05-09 12:54 PM   #39 
  - They sure do!  DFW   Sep-05-09 01:09 PM   #41 
     - Awesome - will look for it if I'm in town!  BlooInBloo   Sep-05-09 02:15 PM   #52 
  - Thanks for the post...and regards to the Great Helen, who  KoKo   Sep-05-09 01:07 PM   #40 
  - I love both Helen and Lebanese food. It sounds like a great combination.  mmonk   Sep-05-09 01:12 PM   #42 
  - Helen is one of my fave journalists  SeattleGirl   Sep-05-09 01:14 PM   #44 
  - that was very nice  G_j   Sep-05-09 01:14 PM   #45 
  - K&R  pleah   Sep-05-09 01:24 PM   #46 
  - Thank you for that wonderful story.  Left coast liberal   Sep-05-09 01:48 PM   #47 
  - Thanks for the restaurant recommendation  fortyfeetunder   Sep-05-09 01:56 PM   #48 
  - Wonderful to hear stories of Helen....How beautiful  ooglymoogly   Sep-05-09 01:59 PM   #49 
  - Helen is cool. Wish I lived near there to thank her for her wonderful work.  glinda   Sep-05-09 02:04 PM   #50 
  - Wow.  FourScore   Sep-05-09 02:11 PM   #51 
  - I so admire her  libodem   Sep-05-09 02:17 PM   #53 
  - I don't know if w ever insulted her, but Ann Coulter once called her an "old Arab."  Jim Sagle   Sep-05-09 09:39 PM   #115 
     - I'm surprised Ann Coulter even knew Helen was of Arab background  DFW   Sep-05-09 09:54 PM   #117 
     - Is that what it was?  libodem   Sep-06-09 01:01 PM   #140 
  - Ha ha, born and raised in DC, I call it National Airport too.  windoe   Sep-05-09 02:18 PM   #54 
  - I call it LBJ National Airport (eom)  StevieM   Sep-05-09 06:37 PM   #95 
  - I've said this here before.  asdjrocky   Sep-05-09 02:24 PM   #55 
  - me too  katkat   Sep-05-09 02:39 PM   #57 
  - Helen is a jewel.  Duval   Sep-05-09 02:35 PM   #56 
  - Man I wish I lived close enough for that meeting to happen.  shadowknows69   Sep-05-09 03:15 PM   #58 
  - i've been to mama ayesha's..  frylock   Sep-05-09 03:16 PM   #59 
  - I live on the opposite coast - but thanks so much  truedelphi   Sep-05-09 03:21 PM   #60 
  - Thanks! I don't get back much  DFW   Sep-05-09 05:08 PM   #75 
     - Wow. That is one bright group of KICK BUTT  truedelphi   Sep-05-09 07:47 PM   #102 
     - You're on! I love that area.  DFW   Sep-05-09 09:18 PM   #110 
     - Ok. I am with the poster upthread  rosesaylavee   Sep-06-09 09:03 AM   #138 
        - I'm sure the restaurant does great business without me, too!  DFW   Sep-06-09 12:40 PM   #139 
  - Helen is a treasure.  SusanaMontana41   Sep-05-09 03:23 PM   #61 
  - She didn't kick your ass?  graywarrior   Sep-05-09 03:24 PM   #62 
  - Not this time, but I was still sore from the last time.  DFW   Sep-05-09 05:09 PM   #77 
     - She scares the crap out of me.  graywarrior   Sep-05-09 05:20 PM   #79 
        - Nahhh, she's a sweetie--unless you are president  DFW   Sep-05-09 05:23 PM   #80 
           - I'll bet.  graywarrior   Sep-05-09 06:59 PM   #96 
  - I love Helen  Libertas1776   Sep-05-09 03:31 PM   #63 
  - Absoluetly fabulous!  JNelson6563   Sep-05-09 03:51 PM   #66 
  - I live nearby and also call National... National Airport.  Chalco   Sep-05-09 04:12 PM   #67 
  - Helen is Great! A Truly Inspirational Role Model for All Journalists!  mckara   Sep-05-09 04:17 PM   #68 
  - Thanks for sharing your story. nt  alsame   Sep-05-09 04:18 PM   #69 
  - Still kicking myself for never approaching her when I used to see her near the WH  katandmoon   Sep-05-09 04:34 PM   #70 
  - She sometimes has breakfast at the Hay-Adams hotel, near the White House  DFW   Sep-05-09 04:55 PM   #71 
     - Very nice! It's been so long since I worked in DC that one of the places I saw her in  katandmoon   Sep-05-09 10:16 PM   #120 
        - Be that as it may, she has adjusted to the loss of the store  DFW   Sep-06-09 07:35 AM   #137 
  - I can vouch for the food... it is really, really good...  nankerphelge   Sep-05-09 04:56 PM   #72 
  - I sent an email message to Helen a few years back, telling her how much my  LuckyLib   Sep-05-09 04:58 PM   #73 
  - She does reply to e-mails.  diamidue   Sep-05-09 07:04 PM   #99 
  - Great story. Helen YOU ARE THE BEST!! aleikum salaam  omega minimo   Sep-05-09 05:04 PM   #74 
  - Ooh, I used to live so close to there.  Arugula Latte   Sep-05-09 05:08 PM   #76 
  - Helen Thomas is a national treasure. Thanks for your post & pics. nt  Garbo 2004   Sep-05-09 05:09 PM   #78 
  - Thank you for that post.  Duer 157099   Sep-05-09 05:29 PM   #82 
  - Without ruining an otherwise pleasant day,  DFW   Sep-05-09 05:31 PM   #83 
  - Please tell her I love her and admire her  mindfulNJ   Sep-05-09 05:35 PM   #84 
  - Do that!  DFW   Sep-05-09 05:38 PM   #85 
     - I will!  mindfulNJ   Sep-05-09 06:22 PM   #93 
  - I just love her!  rosesaylavee   Sep-05-09 05:42 PM   #86 
  - Thanks for the post , the reference  swilton   Sep-05-09 05:49 PM   #87 
  - We ALWAYS take care of Helen.  DFW   Sep-05-09 05:55 PM   #89 
  - This is sooooooooo wonderful, thank you for making my evenning  helderheid   Sep-05-09 05:51 PM   #88 
  - What a lovely story! Thanks for posting! K/R  BigBearJohn   Sep-05-09 06:10 PM   #90 
  - Sorry I missed this earlier  DFW   Sep-06-09 07:29 AM   #136 
  - Helen rocks!  cleverusername   Sep-05-09 06:10 PM   #91 
  - Well thank you for that, and all the best to Helen Thomas!  Hekate   Sep-05-09 06:16 PM   #92 
  - I saw her years ago on K Street. Lovely lady! Will visit the restaurant. Love Lebanese!  Liberal_Stalwart71   Sep-05-09 06:31 PM   #94 
  - Best. Namedropping. Post. Ever. Give Helen a big hug from me next time.  kestrel91316   Sep-05-09 06:59 PM   #97 
  - Oh, she knows alright.  DFW   Sep-05-09 09:34 PM   #114 
  - Thanks for sharing this  MissDeeds   Sep-05-09 07:01 PM   #98 
  - OK...  redqueen   Sep-05-09 07:06 PM   #100 
  - Sounds like you had a  femrap   Sep-05-09 07:12 PM   #101 
  - Nothing beats a good Lebanese meal. And to chat with Helen Thomas--awesome.  TommyPaine   Sep-05-09 07:51 PM   #103 
  - I brought Helen a dozen roses when she gave the keynote 2 yrs ago in Saint Louis for the ACLU...  stlsaxman   Sep-05-09 07:56 PM   #104 
  - how great of you!!!nt  create.peace   Sep-05-09 09:30 PM   #113 
  - Tell Helen we all say hello!  mzmolly   Sep-05-09 07:56 PM   #105 
  - I am so envious!  tnlefty   Sep-05-09 08:01 PM   #106 
  - Well, my brother got the looks, and I got the beard  DFW   Sep-05-09 09:40 PM   #116 
  - Great story. Thanks.  JohnnyLib2   Sep-05-09 08:29 PM   #107 
  - Wonderful woman!  sonias   Sep-05-09 08:35 PM   #108 
  - OMG!! Mama Ayesha's is still there!  SheilaT   Sep-05-09 09:06 PM   #109 
  - I don't know about Mama herself  DFW   Sep-05-09 09:22 PM   #111 
  - Love it! Great picture!  SCRUBDASHRUB   Sep-05-09 09:23 PM   #112 
  - Love you, Helen! Great post, DFW. Thanks! n/t  Subdivisions   Sep-05-09 10:10 PM   #119 
  - Thank you, DFW! Be sure to tell her again how much we love her!  johnaries   Sep-05-09 10:31 PM   #121 
  - Love It!  Dinger   Sep-05-09 10:31 PM   #122 
  - I would feel so honored if I could sit and have a conversation with her. She is powerful and  earcandle   Sep-05-09 10:37 PM   #123 
  - Your post brought a huge smile to my face.  Stinky The Clown   Sep-05-09 10:47 PM   #124 
  - Sweet! She is so adorable, and yet strong and brave! Nm  raventattoo   Sep-05-09 11:15 PM   #126 
  - OK, listen- by making this post, you've let all of us share  NBachers   Sep-05-09 11:36 PM   #127 
  - kick for the Great Helen Thomas!!  omega minimo   Sep-06-09 12:40 AM   #128 
  - k&r  Swamp Rat   Sep-06-09 12:47 AM   #129 
  - Thanks for sharing that with us!  KalicoKitty   Sep-06-09 01:16 AM   #130 
  - Thanks for that. I had never seen a pic of any of Helen's relatives  DFW   Sep-06-09 02:32 AM   #133 
  - fabulous post!!! THANK YOU!!  Douglas Carpenter   Sep-06-09 03:24 AM   #134 
  - I love Lebanese food  Daphne08   Sep-06-09 05:07 AM   #135 
 

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