Rise and Shine


10:20: The President departs the White House

11:30: Arrives New York City

12:15: Views storm damage, talks with citizens who are recovering from the storm and thanks first responders who put their lives at risk to protect their communities

2:55: Departs New York City

4:05: Arrives the White House

4:35: Hosts cast and crew members of the film Lincoln for a screening at the White House













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148 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

  1. 1 cookemom
    November 15, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Hidee Ho O’s!!!! It’s a great getting up day all you TODdies. Madam Chips has bequeathed us once again, with this most eloquent plea to up and at ’em. All thin, in spite of her having to hobble around on a painful appendage to gather wayward pixels on our behalf.

  2. 27 gobrooklyn
    November 15, 2012 at 9:02 am


  3. 28 Maubyandice
    November 15, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Hey Chips, sorry to hear about your ankle. Been there. Wishing you a much better day today.

  4. 32 Pamela
    November 15, 2012 at 9:04 am

    G’day y’all, g’bye! Whew, that was fast, eh? Back when and if I can! {{{{{{{Chips}}}}}}}}. {{{{{{{{PBO}}}}}}}}

  5. November 15, 2012 at 9:06 am

    I crack up when I see the Bakersfield Californian on this site because I grew up in Bakersfield and graduated from their oldest local high school Bakersfield High 🙂

  6. November 15, 2012 at 9:07 am

    G’morning Chips, TOD, lurkers, everyone. Congratulations cookemom on #1!

  7. 38 lisalovesobama
    November 15, 2012 at 9:08 am

    How’s the ankle Chips? Hoping you’re doing okay.

  8. 40 Eveingeorgia
    November 15, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Good morning, Chips and TOD.

    How is that ankle, Chips? I didn’t get to comment last night. Hope you are feeling better.

  9. 42 amk for obama
    November 15, 2012 at 9:11 am

    So, iced the ankle or the wine ?

  10. 43 anniebella
    November 15, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I watch Lawrence O’Donnell last night and he does it as only he can when he talk about that Little Lying Lindsey Graham, the sidekick of that senile bitter old man John McCain.

    • 44 cookemom
      November 15, 2012 at 9:21 am

      I saw it last night as well. It was a magnificent piece of work. Graham is trying to score points with the RWNJs who are talking about primarying him in ’14. He figures if he goes after PBO, he’ll get their respect. The sad truth is, they will respect him for it. Whether it is enough for him to win his primary remains to be seen. If he loses, the person who beats him will be even nuttier than Graham. Doubtful a Dem would win that seat. Too bad.

      • 45 veryslowwriter
        November 15, 2012 at 11:44 am

        Lindsay is so deep in the closet that he’s delusional if he thinks the GOP would take a chance on him. No way there isn’t someone in his past/present who’s been “lifting his luggage” so to speak.

        • 46 cookemom
          November 15, 2012 at 11:49 am

          I’m referring to his reelection to the Senate. He’s up in 2014 and the RWNJs have already threatened to primary him. He has to do something to get them on his side. Going after PBO does that. the GOP has already backed him. Not sure if the other stuff matters.

    • 47 hopefruit2
      November 15, 2012 at 9:31 am

      Lawrence O’Donnell’s rewrite last night was really a thing of beauty. I’m glad that Chips posted it on Front Page today 🙂

  11. 49 JER
    November 15, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Take care of that ankle, Chips. I have injured mine several times. Think about the shoes you might wear.

  12. 54 LDS
    November 15, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Good morning, TOD family.
    Chips, take good care of yourself and stay off that ankle, get ome rest.
    Have a great day everyone.
    Our President signed, sealed and delivered yesterday. While taking my early walk this morning I heard and saw helicopters getting ready for his arrival in NYC.
    Bloomerg should feel like a fool after what he initially said about him coming here. We cannot wait for his man made bought term to expire.
    Sure could use a third term for PBO, though. Going to make it my business to enjoy every day of these four years.
    (Please God, do not let them go by too fast.)

    • 55 hopefruit2
      November 15, 2012 at 11:30 am

      “Sure could use a third term for PBO, though”

      There’s a selfish part of me that doesn’t want him to leave the Presidency in 2017. But alas – our guy deserves to move on, have time to himself and family, rejuvenate and go where his heart takes him. 🙂

  13. 57 amk for obama
    November 15, 2012 at 9:18 am

  14. 59 amk for obama
    November 15, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Three doctors are in the duck blind and a bird flies overhead. The general practitioner looks at it and says, “Looks like a duck, flies like a duck … it’s probably a duck,” shoots at it but misses and the bird flies away.

    The next bird flies overhead, and the pathologist looks at it, then looks through the pages of a bird manual, and says, “Hmmmm … green wings, yellow bill, quacking sound … might be a duck.” He raises his gun to shoot it, but the bird is long gone.

    A third bird flies over. The surgeon raises his gun and shoots almost without looking, brings the bird down, and turns to the pathologist and says, “Go see if that was a duck.”


    This is for you, Chips. You know ? In case you were thinking of surgery….. of any kind.

  15. November 15, 2012 at 9:31 am

    LOVE the letter I just added to the post, in case you missed it.

  16. November 15, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Just in: BP has settled with US government and pleads guilty for lying to Congress, on amount of Oil spilled in Gulf.
    Billions in fines, largest ever settlement, not included in that is the 25-35 billion in fines for civil penalties to the US.

  17. 66 sherijr
    November 15, 2012 at 9:39 am

    oh so sorry to hear about your ankle Chips, rest & take it easy.. you need to pamper yourself 😉

    I love that letter, it speaks exactly for me and how I feel about our President.

    • November 15, 2012 at 9:42 am

      You’re very kind sherijr, but I deserve no sympathy for failing to make it from the computer to the door without twisting bits 😳

      • 68 sherijr
        November 15, 2012 at 9:55 am

        of course you do.. you need a big hug :)((((((((((Chips))))))))))

        I trip all the time.. thus far been lucky.. I’m the clutz of klutzes.. I’m one of those people who wave my hands when I’m talking- knocking glasses into laps.. etc.. so you’re just fine Chips 😉

  18. 71 amk for obama
    November 15, 2012 at 9:42 am

  19. November 15, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Morning, all! Am traveling and not had a lot of time to post, but I made this observation about newspapers this morning.

    USA Today, Financial Times, NY Times all have PBO’s presser on front page above the fold. WSJ nowhere on the front page…nor front page of any section.

    Off to meetings…enJOY your day.

  20. November 15, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Good Morning everyone. Chips,. I missed the story about what injured your ankle. I am sorry you are in pain and hope for speedy recovery. Busy the next few days until Thanksgiving. I will be reading a lot but not posting much. Keep the Diary and all your support for our Great President going.

    Peace and Love to all,

  21. 77 utaustinliberal
    November 15, 2012 at 9:51 am

    When I saw the Lawrence O’Donnell ‘Rewrite’ yesterday I clapped and cheered. Sometimes LOD pisses me off with his know it all attitude but throughout the election, his ‘Rewrites’ have been spot on. He’s talked about the media, the republicans, Romney, the system etc. It’s a thing of beauty. When he coined the phrase “Little Lindsey Graham” and “Liar Lindsey Graham” I laughed and laughed and laughed. The way he stares at the camera with such intensity draws everyone in. He and Martin Bashir are quite fantastic in that respect.

    • November 15, 2012 at 9:54 am

      He’s been great UT, he’s driven me nuts at times too but I think he really stepped up during the campaign – there were so many great pieces, loved his one challenging the Romney son to a fight! This one was outstanding, he nailed it.

  22. 79 1jam4pbo
    November 15, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Good Morning Miss Chips. Good Morning Tod family.

    Miss Chips, sorry about your hurt ankle, please take care and get better soon.

  23. 81 GGail
    November 15, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks!

    I’m so glad to see you up and at em this morning. We would be lost – lost I tell you with you. 🙂

    November 15, 2012 at 10:08 am


  25. 87 sherijr
    November 15, 2012 at 10:11 am

    I read this morning that of the 5 states that want to secede- one being Texas- that Austin Texas wants to secede from Texas & remain a part of the US. I love Austin for that!

    • 88 daisydem
      November 15, 2012 at 10:31 am

      Me too! Keep Austin Weird! (Mother of an Austinite and her friends)

    • 89 anniebella
      November 15, 2012 at 10:36 am

      I am so sick of these stupid ass people, if they don’t want to be a part of this country then pack up and get the heck out of here. There is a wide open world out there, let them go where ever they want. I am willing to donate to a fund which would help them get a one way ticket.

  26. 91 hopefruit2
    November 15, 2012 at 10:12 am

    People talk about FOX News deceiving people, but the mainstream networks are just as bad in distorting reality in favor of the Republicans to every extent possible. Take NBC for instance – basically “reporting” McCain’s tantrum about Susan Rice with absolutely no pushback or counter to his one-sided and dishonest attacks. NBC was essentially pushing McCain’s BS as facts.

    • 92 anniebella
      November 15, 2012 at 10:27 am

      hopefruit2, you’ve notice that also. As we’ve doing the campaign, the MSM is full of alot of B.S. Every now and then you will see a Lawrence O’Donnell, but most of the MSM wants to see McCain and his sidekick Lindsey attacking the President. They don’t care one bit if they are lying.

  27. November 15, 2012 at 10:16 am

    chips, sorry about your ankle owie, bummer! Here’s a tweet that will brighten your day from a Republican Hispanic consultant:

    • 94 utaustinliberal
      November 15, 2012 at 10:26 am

      She’s been going after Romney post-election super hard. On the one hand it’s hilarious; on the other, where was she throughout the election when Romney pretty much broadcasted his disdain for her community?

      • 95 anniebella
        November 15, 2012 at 10:30 am

        What was the gift Mitt Romney wanted to give his rich friends if he had won? Was it the 5 trillion dollar tax cut, along with keeping the Bush tax cuts.

        • 96 hopefruit2
          November 15, 2012 at 10:37 am

          I think he also offered certain persons in the media top cabinet positions. Not to mention Koch $$$-financed book deals about the downfall of Obama…

      • November 15, 2012 at 10:47 am

        Truly, where was she? She did make a comment here and there but I guess she’s hit the wall now. Maybe she’ll wake up, who knows.

  28. 98 PhillyinJA
    November 15, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Oh Chips I do hope your ankle feels better today. Tell you what, why don’t you just drop everything, hobble on a plane, fly into Montego Bay and I’ll treat you to a relaxing weekend (strating from today ofcourse) on the beach sipping from coconuts while we watch the sunset.

  29. 103 sherijr
    November 15, 2012 at 10:28 am

    wow just watched the Lawrence clip ~ excellent take down of little lying Lindsay & the asshole known as John McCain.

  30. 104 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 15, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Having a sprained ankle was one of the worst pains I’ve ever experienced. I crawled for a week in my house — it was ridiculous. Hope you’re not in that much pain.

    As long as you don’t sprain your fingers, Chips, we’ll be here! 😆

  31. 106 utaustinliberal
    November 15, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Regarding the Romney post-election comments that Pres. Obama won because he gave “gifts” aka “free stuff” to African-Americans, Hispanics and young people; Univision has apparently been playing the remarks over and over again. Another death knell for republicans with a group they are trying to court. I knew the party was narrow minded but I figured hey, Romney has a big part in why the GOP had a catastrophic night. I figured the leaders and talking heads in the party were the ones with the problem. Oh no…..the whole party is full of narrow minded, prejudiced bigots.

    I listened to a Frank Luntz GOP post-election focus group for CBS as to why they thought they lost. Every person in that focus group didn’t think the party, its policies, messages and values were to blame. Oh no….they all pretty much echoed Romney’s remarks. They all believed minorities voted for Pres. Obama because they all want “free stuff” and believe in socialism. It’s not just the leaders that are rotten in the GOP. It’s the whole bloody party and the bigots who make up the party. It was very eye opening to watch. Even though cameras were rolling, they didn’t hide their disgust of minorities and people who voted for Pres. Obama. They reveled in it.

    • November 15, 2012 at 10:45 am

      Sweet of CBS to give them a platform. I hope they drown in their own bile, Luntz at the bottom of the heap. Sorry, but when you have a truly great man like PBO, I just cannot bear this horrid opposition. I need to take a lesson from our POTUS and try not to harbor resentment but it’s reeeeealllly tough.

    • 108 japa21
      November 15, 2012 at 10:45 am

      And this is why 2014 is going to be different from 2010. I really believe that the Dem base is going to be much more motivated this time around, specially the Latino and AA communities.
      People say Americans have short attention spans and forget things. And in some cases that is true. But they don’t forget insults and that is all the GOP is doing to them and continuing to do.

    • November 15, 2012 at 10:45 am

      And they believe that the majority of people in America believe these things, and that they just didn’t go get their votes – such as sending Paul Ryan into the inner cities to tell people about poverty and becoming “empowered” through honest work. I hope they keep this up. It will be the end of their party forever, and any sane ones will have to form a new party to rescue themselves. This current GOP is embarrassing and offensive.

    • 110 sherijr
      November 15, 2012 at 11:04 am

      This ut: It’s not just the leaders that are rotten in the GOP. It’s the whole bloody party and the bigots who make up the party. It was very eye opening to watch.

      is the way I’ve always seen the republican party.. in my lifetime from Nixon & Reagan to the Bushes, et al. Racists, liars & grifters.

  32. November 15, 2012 at 10:40 am

  33. November 15, 2012 at 10:41 am

    GOOD morning, Chips and TODville! Hope you were able to sleep and are feeling better, Chips. Is it purple yet?

  34. 121 wesleya17
    November 15, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Good Morning Chips Hope your ankle is getting better Leaving New Orleans heading east to Atlanta then north to Boston will be hoping you get a lot better and TOD Family all have a great weekend.We Truckers have to keep on the roll.After Boston heading to Chicago we will be reading and seeing our President lead those Republicans right to the place that make our country a better place for us all.Also don’t worry our country is on it’s way back because we truckers see a lot more than the talking heads are telling everyone.A lot of drivers are buying new Rigs and no trucker is going to get into upwards of $100,000.00 debt if the business is not picking up.So gang have a great day we have got to ride.

  35. 126 amk for obama
    November 15, 2012 at 10:56 am

  36. 127 utaustinliberal
    November 15, 2012 at 10:59 am

  37. 128 amk for obama
    November 15, 2012 at 11:01 am

    • 129 amk for obama
      November 15, 2012 at 11:03 am

      (CNN Headline News Anchor Kyra) Phillips said Petraus also spoke about the timing of his resignation, dismissing the right-wing conspiracy theory that his departure is somehow related to a cover up over September’s deadly attack in Libya:

      “He has said this has nothing to do with Benghazi, and he wants to testify, he will testify. He has maintained to me all along that this was a personal failing…He has made it very clear that [his resignation] was about an extramarital affair and not over classified information or Benghazi.”

      • 130 hopefruit2
        November 15, 2012 at 11:35 am

        Now will the media stop allowing these RWNJS to push this CT narrative. Patraeus has spoken. Now the spotlight needs to shift to that FBI “investigator” and his Rethug sidekick Eric Cantor.

  38. November 15, 2012 at 11:29 am

    • 132 thoughtful3
      November 15, 2012 at 11:31 am

      praying for your speedy recovery, chips!

    • 133 hopefruit2
      November 15, 2012 at 11:32 am

      Hmm..I can’t help but notice how angry and sullen they look. Like typical teenagers do when they are forced to do something they hate doing. 🙂 🙂

    • 134 utaustinliberal
      November 15, 2012 at 11:34 am

      Was McKayla “impressed?” 😀

    • November 15, 2012 at 11:34 am

      These young women are so cool. I hope they enjoyed their private audience with POTUS. I bet he had fun!

    • 136 lisalovesobama
      November 15, 2012 at 11:34 am

      they look like they had fun!!!! Seriously Chips, how did we survive before campaign season? I’m so used to seeing PBO every time, every where and now I’m going through withdrawal. Ugh!!!!!!

      • 137 hopefruit2
        November 15, 2012 at 11:38 am

        Lisa what shall we do in 2017 (when PBO hands off the baton to the next President)?

        I’m hoping we will see at least glimpses of him today in NYC, and at the screening of the film this afternoon.

  39. 138 Kreen
    November 15, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Morning everyone. Chips, sorry to hear about your ankle! Speedy recovery to you! 🙂

  40. 139 utaustinliberal
    November 15, 2012 at 11:33 am

  41. November 15, 2012 at 11:35 am

    We’ve had a progressive group that’s met monthly for 8 years and we’ve all worked hard for the president’s election. Today, I’m taking them a quarter sheetcake decorated with white icing, red and blue borders and a big blue YES with a red exclamation point. The agenda today is all about basking in the election results. Wish all of you could share a piece of cake with us, especially Chips, since it’s highly recommended for healing ankles. Have a great day.

  42. 143 Dakota
    November 15, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Good Morning TOD Family!

    My hubby is now the president-elect of our local branch of the NAACP. One of the first things that the he and the branch is dealing with is the location of our regional conference. It’s to take place in Shreveport, LA. In light of Louisiana’s leading the succession movement in direct response the election of our 1st African American President, we are demanding that our regional conference be moved. As an African American organization, we do not wish to bring revenue into a state that is openly declaring their bigotry. We will also be encouraging longstanding revenue producing African American events like the Essence Jazz Fesival to strongly consider relocating as well.

    Keep talking succession and under-estimating the power of Black dollars…you think you’re broke now…just wait.

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