Early Bird Chat


MooooOOOOoooorning everyone! The legend that is UT will be your R&S hostess with the mostess this morning – and huuuuuuge thanks to her and LP for their beautiful posts yesterday.

Happy Sunday!

90 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. August 25, 2013 at 7:40 am

    First!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    • 2 donna dem 4 obama
      August 25, 2013 at 7:50 am

      You are too funny ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

      • August 25, 2013 at 7:53 am

        Oi, congratulate me please!

        Moooorning Donna, have you recovered from your wonderful day?

        • 4 donna dem 4 obama
          August 25, 2013 at 8:00 am

          Um Congrats on First. How lucky you were to be First on your own thread. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          I need a recovery day but it will have to wait. My sons in-laws are in town from Kansas and I’m hosting them for dinner this evening. Sigh!!! All I wanted was to put my feet up and follow TOD today but No Can Do.

          • August 25, 2013 at 8:02 am

            Hmmm, I sense those congrats aren’t entirely sincere Donna, laced with an allegation of insider dealing??? ๐Ÿ™„

            Any way, moving on – yikes, your sons-in-laws’ timing isn’t ideal – you’re too kind, I’d just send them to McDonalds this evening while I slept!

            • 6 donna dem 4 obama
              August 25, 2013 at 8:07 am

              ‘your sons-in-lawsโ€™ timing isn’t ideal โ€“ youโ€™re too kind, Iโ€™d just send them to McDonalds this evening while I slept!” <<<<You Speak For Me but I'm A Wimp!!!!

          • 7 jackiegrumbacher
            August 25, 2013 at 8:08 am

            Well, Donna, just think what terrific stories you have to tell at your dinner. Whatever achievements your sons-in-laws have, THEY did not march with the governor in an historic march and they did not receive a tweet from him. In my book that makes you a celebrity!

            • August 25, 2013 at 8:09 am

              Jackie, don’t give Donna ideas – she’ll be hiring an agent next!

            • 9 vcprezofan2
              August 25, 2013 at 9:10 am

              Morning JG! You and I are headed in the same direction. I was about to suggest DD remind them where the kitchen is and thank them so much for coming by to treat her to a late Birthday Surprise or early Labour Day barbecue/Ladies’ Day/Mom-we-love-you Day…whatever! After all, they are fam-i-ly.

              • 10 jackiegrumbacher
                August 25, 2013 at 9:19 am

                Oooh, I like that idea best, VC. Then she can brag about her day at whatever restaurant they take her to.

    • 11 amk for obama
      August 25, 2013 at 7:50 am

      Cheat !!!!!!!!

    • 18 Betsy
      August 25, 2013 at 3:36 pm

      Congrats on first Chips ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. 21 JER
    August 25, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Good Morning Chips. So appreciate what you do for us.

  3. 24 donna dem 4 obama
    August 25, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Oh and one more thing, Governor O’Malley smells as good as he looks. Yeah I’m drooling over him again today.

    Y’all have a great O’Day!!!!

    • August 25, 2013 at 8:04 am

      ๐Ÿ˜† I see Eau de O’Malley on the shelves soon! Have a great day too Donna!

    • 26 jackiegrumbacher
      August 25, 2013 at 8:12 am

      Hey, Donna, just how close did you get to the governor. I thought you just marched with him and got a one-arm hug. I think you ought to conduct a smell test with PBO and Joe Biden and then give us your unbiased opinion of all the scents.

      • 27 JER
        August 25, 2013 at 8:44 am

        Yes, inquiring minds want to know.

      • 28 donna dem 4 obama
        August 25, 2013 at 9:48 am

        Right after the one-arm hug I did that qucik “lean in” thing that we women know how to do and got me a “closer” of the Governor. VC, it was all very innocent. In fact I instinctively “lean-in” ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

      • 29 arkluvspbo
        August 26, 2013 at 1:19 pm

        OMG, jackie, you know they have GOT to smell absolutely divine.
        *pssst, I need a naughty mat just thinking about it ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 30 anniebella
      August 25, 2013 at 8:55 am

      I wonder if Mitch McConnell smells as good as he looks. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 32 vcprezofan2
      August 25, 2013 at 8:56 am

      DD! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ /bleary eyes popped wide, wide open/ I hope Mr. DD is sleeping! You best be heading directly to early service there, young lady!! Maybe it’s just as well I missed your first ‘thing’. {I haven’t been following as closely in the last few days, and this hit me as I was jumping up and down this post.}

  4. 33 Carol
    August 25, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Yesterday was not a Democratic event but not one Republican showed up. Reaching out??

    • 34 anniebella
      August 25, 2013 at 8:35 am

      I was thinking that same thing yesterday, would it have kill one or two Republican leaders to show up yesterday?

    • 35 99ts
      August 25, 2013 at 9:41 am

      They have seriously given up on having a party that represents anyone other than white folks (and preferably of the male variety) – I also wondered as I watched the speeches yesterday whether anyone I had heard of from the GOP would be present.

  5. August 25, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Good morning. Any estimate of numbers yet??????

    • 37 jackiegrumbacher
      August 25, 2013 at 9:08 am

      Tn, my very local morning paper said tens of thousands, but did not specify how many ‘tens.’ I would think the Park Service would have an estimate, but so far I haven’t found one.

  6. 38 CEB
    August 25, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Good early morning everyone. I was out all of yesterday until the late evening and missed all of coverage of the march until I clicked on TOD. Thanks to everyone who provided all of the sights, sounds, experiences, memories, and comments. Have a wonderful Sunday. Looking forward to hearing PBO on Wednesday.
    PS. Thanks chips for starting this thread with my favorite photo of the Obamas. It reveals so much about their beautiful realtionship and it makes me smile and sigh every time I see it.

  7. 40 amk for obama
    August 25, 2013 at 8:33 am

  8. 41 amk for obama
    August 25, 2013 at 8:33 am

  9. 42 amk for obama
    August 25, 2013 at 8:33 am

    • 43 anniebella
      August 25, 2013 at 8:39 am

      This guy and his bunch of do nothing friends have had the entire month of August off on vacation, but President Obama take 8 days off and the right wing nuts have a dam fit.

    • August 25, 2013 at 8:51 am

      Boehner has a 20% approval in Ohio (59% DISAPPROVAL!!), and I’m waiting for Chuck Todd to breathlessly report just like he was doing about a month ago or so, when he snarkily tweeted that PBO had *only* a 50% approval in CA….

    • 48 idon
      August 25, 2013 at 9:29 am

      Love this tweet – fav’d and retweeted.

    • 49 arkluvspbo
      August 26, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      Boner is a very sad, very depressed little man…that person should NOT be Speaker of the House — 2nd in line to the presidency!

  10. 50 amk for obama
    August 25, 2013 at 8:34 am

  11. 52 amk for obama
    August 25, 2013 at 8:37 am

    • 53 anniebella
      August 25, 2013 at 8:52 am

      Why don’t this stupid idiot tell the millionaire and billionaires who get free things from the Government, to stop taking from the Government. Last time I check the people on foodstamps weren’t bailout, it wasn’t the single Moms on foodstamps who caused the financial crisis who nearly brought this country to it’s knees. Can’t wait to welcome Senator Booker (N.J.-D).

      • 54 jackiegrumbacher
        August 25, 2013 at 9:12 am

        Me, too, Anniebella. Sen. Booker will have a distinguished career that may one day include the White House. This Republican loser won’t even be a footnote in history.

      • 55 anniebella
        August 25, 2013 at 9:15 am

        With these Republicans it’s always, let’s pick on the poor folks. We won’t pick on the rich folks who have three and four mansions, who bring home millions for bonus pay, all the while they are getting breaks from the government, they are getting subsides, tax loophopes, whatever they can get.

    • 56 99ts
      August 25, 2013 at 10:00 am

      With candidates like this – the dems should just have to be on the ballot to win. Such talk is how the GOP gets people to vote against their own interests – they pit the poor and unemployed – against the working poor.

  12. August 25, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Good Morning Chipsticks….Early Birds!!!

    Chipsticks, much gratitude to you for the fantastic coverage of the March on yesterday. As usual, TOD surpassed what was available on the MSM. I’m sure the lack of controversy made it “un-newsworthy”. But TOD kept the focus on what the march was all about.

    Also thanks to UT and LP for the pictures and videos, as well as the historical context provided in relation to the March. And as usual, the emotions and memories shared by TODers brought it all together.

    Thanks everyone!!!

  13. 59 vcprezofan2
    August 25, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Personally, **I** would like to know WHAT *THEY* did to Chips during this recent vacation of hers! Early bird chat BEFORE 8am? Cheating to be first on the podium? Uh…wait, that cheating-to-be-first bit is not really new, or out of character. And in truth, there was a time, way before the birth of Christ when she used to be, once in a while, before blue moons were catalogued and before her first 21st birthday, a true early birder. Still, I am a bit…..intrigued… by this new spring in her step and lilt in her voice. Hmmmmmm. I’ll have to ponder this more carefully – if it continues.

    O…Oh! Morning Ms Chips!

    Morning, TODobots! Is it Sunday already? Have a GREAT Sunday! I’m headed back to read a few of the terrific posts I glimpsed last night.

    • August 25, 2013 at 8:59 am

      ๐Ÿ˜† Mooooooooorning VC!!!!!!!

      • 61 vcprezofan2
        August 25, 2013 at 9:03 am

        Top o’ the morning to you, love!! It’s always great to see your lovely smile so early in the day.

        pssst: /You can confide in me/ What have *they* done to you while you were away on vacation? You’ve seemed quite chipper in the last little while. Maybe it’s a formula that I can try, and if it works for me we both can patent it?

        • August 25, 2013 at 9:06 am

          From this day forth, VC, I shall be known as Chippersticks!!

          Hey, are you still out west?

          • 63 vcprezofan2
            August 25, 2013 at 9:17 am

            Yes ma’am – any anything GGail tells you later is not true! /She’s prolly still sleeping as I write, so I’m safe/

            She came for me and offspring yesterday and drove us all over the place! I’ll have you know that I’ve now strutted on Sunset Blvd, been chauffeured along Santa Monica Drive, and walked the Santa Monica pier while watching the sun set on the far horizon of the Pacific Ocean. I can’t believe that she has been such a willing and smiling travel guide for this old curmudgeon little ole me.

            • August 25, 2013 at 9:30 am

              Ah, that’s fantastic VC, it’s BRILLIANT that you and GGail met up – what a host!!!

              • 65 vcprezofan2
                August 25, 2013 at 9:33 am

                Truly, truly an unexpected treat!

                • August 25, 2013 at 9:35 am

                  How many TODers have you met now VC, I’m losing count!

                  • 67 vcprezofan2
                    August 25, 2013 at 9:43 am

                    I’m losing count too! I met a whole bunch at our Inauguration meet-up, but for regulars with whom I’ve actually had one-on-one, face-to-face dialogue (beyond ‘Hi, I’m VC’), I have a quick count of about 7.


                    I honestly cannot believe *me* as I was NE-VER adventurous before drinking the TOD water.

                    See, it’s ALL YOUR FAULT! ๐Ÿ˜€

                    • August 25, 2013 at 9:44 am

                      That’s a fantastic list!!! But wait: where’s AMK????

                    • 69 vcprezofan2
                      August 25, 2013 at 9:55 am

                      He keeps dithering about sending the private, company plane. When he’s not saying he needs it to hop back and forth to the muslin’s birth country – business you know ๐Ÿ™„ – it’s in maintenance, or wifey needs it to go shopping or some such. Leads me to conclude he doesn’t really WANT to see me, or for wifey and I to meet, so I’ve just about washed my hands of him.

                    • 70 vcprezofan2
                      August 25, 2013 at 10:03 am

                      And the truth is I have a couple of other TOD family members with whom I dialogue quite well/often in cyber space without our having met face-to-face. CC, you created a family, gave us a nurturing environment to get to know each other, and as you have done repeatedly, you opened the door wide so members can fly. You have a special … something!

                      ๐Ÿ˜† Next thing I know, you’ll be starting an online dating service.

                    • August 25, 2013 at 10:05 am

                      “Next thing I know, youโ€™ll be starting an online dating service.”

                      ๐Ÿ˜† You should start up one VC, hook us all up with gorgeous people!!!!

                    • 72 vcprezofan2
                      August 25, 2013 at 10:08 am

                      ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜† THAT is truly funny!! ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜†

  14. 73 amk for obama
    August 25, 2013 at 8:51 am

    • 74 vcprezofan2
      August 25, 2013 at 9:00 am

      A very ‘good evening’ to you, Mr. Amk! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ve spotted a couple of interesting looking pieces from you, but haven’t read anything yet. I’m actually not feeling exactly coherent – think I’ve misplaced some of my marbles somewhere. Will probably figure out where in a few more hours. What’s cooking?

  15. 82 hopefruit2
    August 25, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Rev Al and John Lewis are going to be on MTP for those who are interested! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. 83 JER
    August 25, 2013 at 8:55 am

  17. 84 amk for obama
    August 25, 2013 at 9:06 am

  18. 85 JER
    August 25, 2013 at 9:11 am

    A warning for for Turtle Mitch:

  19. 86 jackiegrumbacher
    August 25, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Chips, I really like the Early Bird segments. By the time Rise and Shine comes up, I’m usually out and about because I need to walk and do errands in the mornings or my energy flags. Hope you don’t have to get up too early to get it going, but I just wanted to let you know that you get my vote for it.

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