President Obama hugs students during a visit to a pre-kindergarten classroom at the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur, Ga., Feb. 14, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)


MoooOOOooooorning! See what happens when I’m spoilt by an army of blog tyrants? I’m late with Rise and Shine. So, chat among yourselves, early birds, and I’ll have it ready soon-ish.

Hundred gazillion thanks to LovelyPlains, UT and even Amk for their posts the last day and a bit – megastars!

62 Responses to “Morning!”

  1. 2 JER
    March 25, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Good Morning TOD World!

  2. 3 hopefruit2
    March 25, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Good Morning, Chips, Fab Four blog tyrants, TOD, lurkers, everyone, and congrats to Mariele and JER for coming in 1st! 🙂

  3. March 25, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Howdy O’s!! ‘Sup on this great getting up day again on planet TOD?

  4. 5 symmetry11
    March 25, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Good morning Chips & TOD. I sure thought that it was Spring. Woke up and it is snowing in my neck of the woods. I am so ready for this winter weather to go away.

  5. 9 Ladyhawke
    March 25, 2013 at 8:59 am


    ‘Stop scaring people’

    By Steve Benen


    As I noted a couple of years ago, Rove has spent his professional life engaged in political sleaze, so he’s accused Democrats of adding “arsenic to the nation’s political well.” Rove ran a White House that embraced a “permanent campaign,” so he’s accused the Obama team of embracing a “permanent campaign.” Rove embraced the politics of fear, so he’s accused Democrats of embracing the politics of fear. Rove relied on “pre-packaged, organized, controlled, scripted ” political events, so he’s accused Obama of relying on “pre-packaged, organized, controlled, scripted” political events. Rove looked at every policy issue “from a political perspective,” so he’s accused Democrats of looking at every policy issue “from a political perspective.” Rove snubbed news outlets that he considered partisan, so he’s accused Obama of snubbing snubbed news outlets that he considered partisan. Rove had a habit of burying bad news by releasing it late on Friday afternoons, so he’s accused Obama of burying bad news by releasing it late on Friday afternoons.



    • 10 anniebella
      March 25, 2013 at 9:24 am

      Considering the meltdown Karl Rove had on election night, why don’t he go some where like his former boss G.W. and paint or just disappear.

  6. 11 hopefruit2
    March 25, 2013 at 9:00 am

  7. 13 amk for obama
    March 25, 2013 at 9:01 am

    even Amk

    yeah, keep praying, bt.

    US army hands over to Afghanistan the notorious Bagram jail, resolving an issue that has strained ties between the countries.


    Syrian opposition is in disarray. And yet the warmongers wants Obama to send the US forces.

  8. 23 JER
    March 25, 2013 at 9:02 am

    The Winning $338M Powerball jackpot ticket sold in NJ. How much does NJ get in taxes? 8.97 percent on taxable income of more than $500,000. 8.97 percent of $338,000,000 = $30,318,600. So what do you think Krispie Creme Christie is going to do with that windfall of about $30.3 Million that NJ gets?

  9. 25 Ladyhawke
    March 25, 2013 at 9:12 am


    Will Elizabeth Warren Go All ‘Rand Paul’ On The GOP’s Filibuster Of Cordray?

    By Jason Sattler


    Brent Budowsky, a former legislative aide, thinks this obstruction by the GOP may propel Warren to “national stature from the Senate reminiscent of Robert F. Kennedy.”

    How could that happen? Warren could seize the Cordray filibuster as a chance to show how the Republican Party keeps the system “rigged” — which is the title of her forthcoming book — on behalf of the same bankers who led us into the financial crisis. Budowsky explains:

    If Republicans filibuster Cordray, Democratic leaders and/or Senate liberals should call their bluff and bring the nomination to the Senate floor for lengthy debate — or if needed, a talking liberal counter-filibuster in the manner that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) took for nearly 13 hours to galvanize the attention of the media and the nation.

    Pro-Cordray senators should make lengthy presentations, with each pro-Cordray senator discussing — in detail — why he should be supported by voters victimized by credit card abuse, homeowners cheated by mortgage abuses, military families victimized by financial corruption, active-duty troops abused by payday lenders and all Americans harmed and outraged by the countless abuses, bailouts and inequities of the great financial crises of the Bush years.



    • 26 amk for obama
      March 25, 2013 at 9:18 am

      with vichy dems ? I doubt it.

    • 27 jackiegrumbacher
      March 25, 2013 at 9:21 am

      This is a great idea! I hope it happens so that everyone can see the gem we have in Elizabeth Warren and other Senate progressives. We start fighting back this way and it could change the whole dynamic of the Senate.

      • 28 Ladyhawke
        March 25, 2013 at 9:43 am

        The results of the 2010 midterms with GOP majority in the House & GOP filibuster abuse in the Senate has rendered our government dysfunctional. Nationalizing the 2014 midterms will be critical and a challenge. Everyday we are reminded of the horrendous cost of that election. If that’s not enough to wake up the electorate, I don’t know what will. I found the passage below from a Hill article about Elizabeth Warren somewhat encouraging. We shall see….

        Cordray, Warren, 2014

        By Brent Budowsky


        When the irresistible force of Republican filibuster against consumer protection meets the immovable object of the senior senator from Massachusetts, who is a great champion of working men and women, the stage will be set for the kind of campaign that Democrats for the House and Senate can champion and win in every region of the nation.

        The word on the street is that Warren is writing a book with a working title of Rigged that will probably be released in 2014 as she, and Hillary Clinton, and Bill Clinton, and President Obama, will be campaigning throughout the nation for a Democratic House and Senate.
        Warren, like all Americans, wants a system that is not rigged, a game that is not fixed, a finance that is not crooked, a Senate that is not obstructed and a democracy that is not bought, and so: Let the extended debate begin.



  10. 29 jackiegrumbacher
    March 25, 2013 at 9:24 am

    It’s snowing like mad this Spring day in Easter week. I’m feeling miserable with a head cold and backache and then the wonderful photo of PBO with kindergarten kids pops up on Rise and Shine and I want to smile. You do know how to make a person’s day, Chips. Thank you. Have a great one yourself.

  11. March 25, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips and TOD family, I hope everyone have a safe and rewarding day.

  12. 32 hopefruit2
    March 25, 2013 at 9:54 am

    And a snowy one too!

  13. 33 amk for obama
    March 25, 2013 at 9:55 am

  14. 34 utaustinliberal
    March 25, 2013 at 10:00 am

    People who know…..know what this is about. 😀

  15. 35 vcprezofan2
    March 25, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Well since everyone seems to think it’s a ‘Good Morning’ I’m going to give in to peer pressure “GOOD MORNING. TODobots!”

    • 36 vcprezofan2
      March 25, 2013 at 10:04 am

      Personally, I feel a bit groggy, the sun is shining, I’ve signed in to TOD Village, I’m not sure what to eat, the workman is making noises, our Pres is smiling – if you all think that constitutes a ‘good’ morning who am I to quibble? 😆 😆

      Hi there, Ms Chips! How’s YOUR Monday going?

      • 37 amk for obama
        March 25, 2013 at 10:12 am

        Morning to you is it’s-somewhere-evening–bombay-sapphire-time for some.

        And yes, VGM to you too. Did your ‘puter bite you yet ?

        • 38 vcprezofan2
          March 25, 2013 at 10:18 am

          It’s still trying to but I’m developing agile steps of evasion. 🙄

          How about giving me Tips for Dummies on creating a twitpic? Not quite as ‘succinct’ as your cricket explanation, please.

      • 53 cookemom
        March 25, 2013 at 10:17 am

        Give in….it’s too big to fight it. This is a good morning and you are going to enjoy it! Now flip back a thread or two and take a gander at PBO in his Jedi Ninja high flying swag in the air pose. Your day will be suddenly much brighter.

        • 54 vcprezofan2
          March 25, 2013 at 11:17 am

          It is! I didn’t even have to flip back. My mind conjured the image as soon as you mentioned it. 😆 😆 😆

          You, CM, are incorrigible, though absolutely not in the manner of a Chuckie Toad.

  16. 55 proudmemberofglobalzero
    March 25, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Good Morning TODer’s. Have a great Obama Day. Love to all and congrats on first.

  17. 57 collegekay
    March 25, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Good morning everyone. Snowy in D.C. Very weird weather lately.

  18. 58 desertflower
    March 25, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Morning! It’s Spring Break for me, and I have a head cold and can’t breathe!! Of course….NOW I get sick! Haven’t been sick all year, and here I am, on vacation, sick. damn the bad luck….

    Anyway, very good read here from Bob Cesca….great idea!


    • 59 vcprezofan2
      March 25, 2013 at 12:50 pm

      Take care, Desertflower, and ‘fight’ back! At least you have a week to rest a bit.

      This is a phenomenon I noticed with several teachers of my acquaintance, except in their case they worked tirelessly and healthily it seemed for YEARS and within weeks/months of retiring they come down with a major illness. It’s one of the reasons I USED to fight with a couple other friends of mine, telling them to take a good break when they are ill and not rush back the minute they feel a bit better. I say ‘used to’ because I finally told the main offender she’s an adult and if she chooses to treat her body the way she was, fine, but not to bother telling me when she was ill. 😳 Also reminded her one day that if she dropped dead on the job, they’d simply replace *her* asap. (She was telling me of someone being replaced before his funeral was even performed – scheduled but not performed.)

  19. March 25, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Good good morning, except I hardly slept a wink, tweaked my knee badly trying to get into bed, cried. Bad night. Good morning! That’s the short version, I shall be true to my name and spare you the longer one! {{{{TOD}}}}. http://myde.st/13hxNJi

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