133 Responses to “Barack Obama = Hope”

  1. 1 vitaminlover
    August 28, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    This man this wonderful man!

  2. August 28, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    I can’t stop watching the events of the day. It was just wonderful!

  3. August 28, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Perfect choice of images to sum the day up UT, thank you legend!!

  4. 11 MightyPamela
    August 28, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Thank you deeply, President Obama, Mrs. Obama, Chipsticks, the TOD Family, this has been such a moving and deeply touching day. We are all very blessed. (not too sure about those facial expressions on Judy W and Gwen I!!) (I suspect they were trying hard not to fall in love and be sent to the Mats!) 😆 😆

  5. 14 Ladyhawke
    August 28, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Is there anything more repugnant than Donald Rumsfeld playing ‘ARMCHAIR SECRETARY OF DEFENSE’? Who gives a rats arse what he thinks about anything considering his track record. Every time there is some foreign policy issue of incident the Bushies are dragged out to opine and give this take on what should or should not happen. Right, as if they have any credibility at all. Rummy can talk to the hand.

    • 15 jacquelineoboomer
      August 28, 2013 at 10:24 pm

      He’s selling a book, turns out. Gag. When I was working as a freelance writer for my former Navy employer after retirement and he became Secretary of Defense, I remember hearing that he had brought a list to the job with him, which he was sharing with Defense Department personnel, that he had written of things he’d learned while serving in government. Gag. It was called “Rumsfeld’s Rules.” Just found the old list online, but wouldn’t link to it here unless ya paid me. Shortly after Bush and Co., which included Rumsfeld, were found to be breaking all rules of good government, there was a big brouhaha because all of a sudden his “rules” had been removed from the Defense Department website, because some of the pundits and others were calling him on some of the stuff, which he was clearly self-violating (gag). I just noticed that he published a book with the same name, earlier this year. So, I’m guessing everything he says or does at this point is to sell the book.

      I have one Rumsfeld Rule for myself: Never try to hear him speak or see his face ever again, unless it’s at a war crimes trial.

  6. 20 Smoothscotch
    August 28, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Thank you so much TOD for a great report of the day. Still more to view. Woot.

  7. August 28, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Beautiful title for this post, UT. Once again, we were reminded that the 2008 HOPE poster wasn’t just an iconic image, it was truth. Those who feel despair that things will ever change or fear we’re going backwards with all the new restrictions on voting rights, the proliferation of gun violence and restraints on the rights of women, felt renewed today if they listened. The president reminded us of our power as a people. He reminded us again what it means to be citizens and showed us how we can make change happen in the very way we live our lives. This was really a profound and complex speech tied together all the themes of the Barack Obama presidency. And to see it presented in the he context of all the generations that have fought the good fight in the last 50 years–and all the presidents– was just breathtaking. I have the Hope poster just above my desk and look at it every day. It never fails to remind me how fortunate we are to live through this extraordinary presidency. And every time the president says, “I’m optimistic,” darned if I don’t feel that optimism to the roots of my soul.

  8. 31 anniebella
    August 28, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Are you guys watching O’Donnell? Did you guys hear what Rep.Holmes Norton had to say about POTUS speech today? She was disappointed in the President speech, I turn the channel, I didn’t want to hear anything else she had to say.

    • August 28, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      I heard it. The man agreed with her…….said basically same thing. I turned off my TV. Saying good night. Thanks, Chips and the whole family for a wonderful day!!!!!!!!!! Love all of you.

      • 33 Eveingeorgia
        August 28, 2013 at 10:51 pm

        Yeah, i just tweeted Lawrence that they don’t soeak for me. As one tweeter said the CBC is what has been disappointing. Both of them totally missed the intent of this occasion. Boy did they piss me off. It’s amazing how ineffective people become so important and wise all of the sudden. Never heard of any trail blazing on their part prior to Obama.

        To heck with ’em. PBO probably expected all this and more. It was a great day.

        BTW, tweet Lawrence and push back hard against Harris and Norton.

        • 34 dee
          August 28, 2013 at 11:23 pm

          I heard it, and I want to “shame on her” She adds to the cacophony of Cornel West and Tavis Smiley, trying to bring him down. YOU get elected and see how far you get!. She of all people should know better. You want a policy speech? Look at all the ones he has given and tried to act upon. I believe next week he is giving one on race next week.

    • 35 Jovie
      August 28, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      The talking points are they want him to propose something new. This is the Tavis Smiley wing of the AA community. I am sure of it.

      • 36 99ts
        August 28, 2013 at 10:42 pm

        With all PBO has proposed – and the GOP refusals that have gone with it – people think something new is a solution – sad

    • 37 Smoothscotch
      August 29, 2013 at 12:50 am

      Me too. I thought wtf? That rev? Too. I was like what?. I believe they are confusing POTUS with Dr King was NOT POTUS but a civil rights icon.
      Jeez us Murphy.

    • 38 nathkatun7
      August 29, 2013 at 5:48 am

      I am disappointed in Eleanor Holmes-Norton! What exactly has she accomplished in her more than two decades in Congress? D.C. is still not a state, and in most cases her role in Congress is still mainly symbolic. I hope she is not blaming that on President Obama. I am so sick of these Black elected officials and Blacks in academia who keep sticking a knife in President Obama’s back when he is trying to deal with the most insane opposition party in the entire history of America. Ms. Holmes-Norton is in my age group, I think may be It’s time for D.C. to elect a more forward looking Rep. who will have the President’s back. I am glad I don’t watch t.v. any more.

  9. 39 GGail
    August 28, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Chipsticks, in rsponse to your query, “where’s VC?”. I believe that she & her offspring are hanging out with Theo tonight. They leave in the morning for “up north”.

    • 40 theo67
      August 28, 2013 at 11:50 pm

      Yup – VC is here with me, then on to her next destination in the morning. And she expects us to believe she’s not a traveller… 🙂

  10. August 28, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    I had to leave right after PBO’s speech so it’s really a great thing that I can come back here and catch up on all of the goings on of the day. Thanks Chippa and all you Chippettes for a bangin’ job keeping us all informed in the land of TOD.

  11. August 28, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Good night TOD. Just wanted to leave you guys with this.

    Today, we celebrate a day in history. Tomorrow on a more personal note, we in NOLA remember that 8 years ago tomorrow, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Southeast Louisiana, and the lives of people in my hometown and others along the gulf coast have never been the same since.

    Hurricane Katrina eight years later, a statistical snapshot of the New Orleans area

    Hurricane Katrina taught us lessons in dealing with loss: Jarvis DeBerry

    I can say without a shadow of a doubt, that Hurricane Katrina changed the trajectory of my life more than any other thing that has happened in my 36 years. So even though it may pass as another day in the grand scheme of people’s lives or maybe even go unnoticed, me and mine will never forget it.

    • 44 Layla
      August 28, 2013 at 10:40 pm

      Many prayers for you and the people of NOLA tomorrow!

    • 45 99ts
      August 28, 2013 at 10:44 pm

      I have lived through 2 floods – yet can never imagine the suffering and change the people of New Orleans have been through. Sending calming thoughts on the anniversary.

    • 46 LunarSea
      August 28, 2013 at 10:50 pm

      I feel your pain. I know how much it hurt watching from afar, I can only imagine how it affects those that were there. It has got to be the sadist chapter in our recent history. Shameful as well as painful. {{{{{healing blessings}}}}}

    • 47 jacquelineoboomer
      August 28, 2013 at 11:02 pm

      Thank you for that timely reminder, and all the best to you as you and your family, and all the others affected, mark the day.

      My son was employed driving a truck locally, in Central Florida, during that time. I remember feeling proud when he told me that if he had his own big truck and access to supplies, he could think of only one thing he’d be doing that weekend … after we had just watched some of the Katrina coverage on TV, showing the displaced residents on the highways and byways. When I asked what that was, he said: Road Trip. Think I might have gone with him, if I could!

  12. 48 Jovie
    August 28, 2013 at 10:26 pm

  13. 49 anniebella
    August 28, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    I saw on my local news where Kaiser Foundation did a poll were 60% said they did not want Obamacare defunded.

  14. 51 globalcitizenlinda
    August 28, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    • 52 cos
      August 28, 2013 at 10:44 pm

      Leave it to Eleanor Holmes Norton and the other African American guy on Lawrence O’Donnell to say that they were disappointed with PBO’s speech just because he did not say what they wanted him to say.

      • 53 anniebella
        August 28, 2013 at 10:52 pm

        Eleanor Holmes Norton could have gotten up there and spoke, why didn’t she. Then she would have heard what she wanted to hear.

      • 54 yardarm756
        August 28, 2013 at 10:58 pm

        She’s po’d cause DC isn’t the 51st state yet. She and Maxine Waters are in the same tub!

        • 55 cos
          August 28, 2013 at 11:04 pm

          Yardarm, I agree with you about she and Waters. They could be twins. 🙂

        • 56 nathkatun7
          August 29, 2013 at 6:06 am

          “She and Maxine Waters are in the same tub!”

          Exactly Yardarm! They both love Bill and Hillary Clinton! Although under Bill, DC still never made it to be the 51st state. I had planned on staying positive today, but I am really fed up with some of these Black elected officials and Blacks in privileged positions in academia who are always ready to stick a knife in President Obama’s back. Have these people been so asleep not to realize the vile hostility from Congress that President Obama has had to deal for almost five years? It’s as if they are oblivious at all the knives and arrows that both the left and the right have been aiming at the President. Sorry, but I am totally fed-up with some of these people, especially these Black folks in academia. They all remind me why my grandmother was not very impressed with the supposedly highly educated Black folks who had no ounce of common sense despite their impressive degrees.

      • 58 globalcitizenlinda
        August 28, 2013 at 11:36 pm

        guessing they did not even listen to what PBO said

    • 59 anniebella
      August 28, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      I agree Linda Kyambadde. Seem there are some people who think POTUS should do everything,

      • 60 nathkatun7
        August 29, 2013 at 6:10 am

        You are right Anniebella! All I can say is when is Eleanor Holmes-Norton running for President to show us how she can do all the things that she is so disappointed President Obama hasn’t done?

  15. 61 anniebella
    August 28, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Michelle Obama shines in designer Tracey Reese’s dress.

  16. 64 vitaminlover
    August 28, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Is everyone alive from the group ‘Peter, Paul and Mary’? I saw Peter on Hardball.

  17. 73 Anna Luc
    August 28, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    I just wanted to take a moment to thank Chipsticks and all the blog tyrants for your coverage of all the MOW50th events. This has been a real gift. Thank you so much.

  18. 76 Jovie
    August 28, 2013 at 10:48 pm

  19. 78 desertflower
    August 28, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Takers getting told! Happy Day!!!


    The U.S. government and Switzerland have reached an agreement that could expose Americans who have used Swiss banks to avoid paying taxes.

    The agreement will allow Swiss banks to settle any potential U.S. charges if they disclose extensive information about their American clients, the value of their accounts and any help they received from tax professionals.

    Those settlements would include penalties for Swiss banks that helped their U.S. customers avoid taxes, according to a senior Justice Department official.

    The total penalties could top $1 billion, the official said. The department could also use the information to prosecute Americans for tax evasion.

    Ought to frog march the entire bunch of them straight to prison. And charge THEM for the stay!

    • August 28, 2013 at 11:40 pm

      The mention of Switzerland and banking brought to mind Romney. One of my nieces and her husband live in KS. In this last week there have been two posts with her name as liking them on Facebook. One was of the Heritage Foundation with JimDeMint and someone with him holding up a defund Obamacare sign. The other had a heading of President Romney on it and 2012 with a dollar bill with a keep God in our currency meme. My question is has anyone else gotten these FB posts? I am about to block her as I do not want to give either post any reason to claim support from me. I knew they were Republicans.

      • 80 theo67
        August 28, 2013 at 11:58 pm

        I haven’t seen these posts, but just block her if she’s beyond conversation and honest debate. Anyone still supporting Romney after the fog of the election has lifted, and they can see that Romney was an empty, dangerous vessel – just plain stupidity.

  20. 81 jacquelineoboomer
    August 28, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Ed Schultz mentioned it was estimated there were 100 thousand in attendance at today’s MOW50. Nice crowd.

  21. 84 anniebella
    August 28, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Good night all.

  22. August 28, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    It’s been a beautiful day TODers. I was at the March. Yes it rained on and off but seriously no one seemed to care. I know I didn’t and my husband didn’t. We didn’t get close enough to see the President and the speakers on stage, but we had a good view of the program on a jumbotron. We didn’t March, but went directly to the Mall. The March would have been too much for my husband. Anyway it was a fantastic program. I enjoyed and was inspired by everyone’s speech. Former President Carter spoke truth to power and President Clinton was great. President Obama was inspirational. I understand that Eleanor Norton said she was disappointed. Well, she must didn’t hear the same speech I heard. Of course the CBC is always disappointed with everyone except themselves. But don’t listen to the naysayers. PBO was great as usual. Have you EVER heard him give anything but a great speech.

    I know this. I’ve got to start walking more. Spinning is not enough. My whole body hurts 😀 But really I am so glad that I was in that place today. Saturday was great, but anytime President Obama speaks, it’s really special.

    • 87 theo67
      August 29, 2013 at 12:00 am

      Thanks for your rundown, Sabreen – sounds like you both had a lovely experience today! I love these first-hand accounts. 🙂

  23. 88 Jovie
    August 28, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    That’s not good.

  24. 89 Jovie
    August 28, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Half Union, half Confederate State gone nuts.

  25. 93 globalcitizenlinda
    August 28, 2013 at 11:10 pm

  26. August 28, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Today was so beautiful. Thank you for the wonderful coverage. I was so proud of the Democratic presidents, all of them contributing to the well-being of this country — grateful and respectful of Martin Luther King and the courage of African Americans to take a stand. I just love President Obama and I was thinking about Syria and the decision he has to make. I voted for him because of who he is as a person. Because he’s intelligent, balanced, measured and cares about everyone. Syria is complex and there isn’t a clear winning solution. I know he will make the best one possible. And all the arm chair quarterbacking that is going on amuses me — those people are without power, but he has the power and he uses it wisely. I trust him to do his best and his best is more than enough for me.

    I just read an analysis that II think lays out the complexity of the situation although I’m too tired to see if it is totally favorable. I agree with the decision that seems likely. I think world leaders know PBO is no one to mess with. If he says he’s going to do something he does it. Assad has moved everyone away from likely targets. They can act brave all they want, he knows if the President wanted to come after him, it would be done so pay attention.

    White House Syria Deliberations: ‘Do Less’ Camp is Still Winning

    • 96 cos
      August 28, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      I wonder why Hillary and Chelsa weren’t at the ceremony?

      • 97 daisydem
        August 28, 2013 at 11:43 pm

        how do you know they weren’t?

        • August 29, 2013 at 12:03 am

          I just figured that they would have been on the stage if they were there. I did not see them in any of the camera shots and I watched the entire program.

          • 99 99ts
            August 29, 2013 at 4:47 am

            Mrs Carter was not seen either – nor any family of Caroline Kennedy – perhaps they didn’t want to give the media any chance to talk of anything other than the remembrance of MLK and the event 50 years ago.

  27. August 28, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    I’m so tired I forgot where I saw the article I posted above! Smartypants wrote a post and referenced it

    President Obama’s pragmatic foreign policy

    and also this

    Syria Isn’t Iraq. Everything Isn’t Iraq.

    • 102 globalcitizenlinda
      August 28, 2013 at 11:49 pm

      just watch and see that in a few months these same people will be lying and denying whatever side of the decision they vote for now (if PBO gives them a chance).

      they will either deny they ever took such a vote or claim they meant the opposite of their actual vote

    • 103 99ts
      August 29, 2013 at 4:49 am

      The President should write them all a letter – scattered around the world as they are – Congress is having a holiday while the administration continues to work for the American people.

  28. 104 Jovie
    August 28, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Exactly Hopey.

  29. August 28, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    • 107 arkluvspbo
      August 29, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      According to Courtland Milloy in today’s WaPo, it was ONLY 100,000 — he was disappointed that the president didn’t live up to King.

  30. 108 jacquelineoboomer
    August 29, 2013 at 12:01 am

    • August 29, 2013 at 3:27 am

      My thoughts too JOB. You would think that this had been billed as an oratory competition between POB and MLK. But as I said before, those who listened with an open heart, the right spirit, and the right frame of mind were gifted with a great and thoughtful message. Those seeking to turn it into a contest missed out.

    • 111 nathkatun7
      August 29, 2013 at 6:49 am

      JOB, I tell you these people are totally out of their minds! I honestly doubt that Ama Jane seriously listened to what the President said. For all I know, she may have already written her whinny scripts even before the President spoke. I bet you most of the young Black people (and some forward looking oldies like me) who seriously listened to the President had a different take! Look, I am a child of the 60s, but my children and grandchildren are dealing with the 21st century reality. Besides, unlike Dr. King, Barack Obama is the President of the United States and not just the head of a Civil Rights Movement. His speech has to take into account that reality. It’s really sad that some Black folks refuse to realize that Barack Obama is PRESIDENT of the United States and not a Civil Rights leader. They seem to share the views of right wingers who have also refused to recognize him as a legitimate President of the United States who has to preside over the most diverse country in the world. I wish most of them would take time to study how Nelson Mandela handled his position as President of the Republic of South Africa differently from his position as the leader of the African National Congress (ANC) . And Nelson Mandela, unlike Barack Obama, presided over a country that is overwhelmingly majority black.

  31. 113 vcprezofan2
    August 29, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Is someone looking for me?

  32. 114 majiir
    August 29, 2013 at 12:29 am

    I’ve enjoyed all of the pics and comments about this great commemorative event. Thanks, ToDers!

  33. 115 HZ
    August 29, 2013 at 12:32 am

    I just want to thank Chips and UT for such a beautiful day. I will not lay my head on my pillows tonight without expressing my gratefulness to Chips for having this beautiful place to support President Obama, first of all. Thank you our beautiful and hardworking Chips.

    I want to thank all of the brilliant minds alongside of Chips who do a lot to help out as well. All of your brilliant minds are so appreciated by me.
    I take such joy in knowing that our TOD family is here and run with such respect by our Chips. I love that about our Chips.

    I also know that it is an honor to know that we are supporting a beautiful soul, our POTUS. He knows that we are here and he so appreciates our TOD family.

    Let us not allow the small minded “talking heads ” discourage any one ofus who respect and appreciates POB. He needs our support, and our spirits in tune with his beautiful spirits as well. I refuse to allow anyone to steal my joy by letting my guard down. I have refused to listen to untrue statements by anyone on the cable stations. I turn them off. Our time is so precious with our POTUS, so no time for these foolish and ugly sly people to be taking up our precious time.

    I am going to live up to my meditative thoughts about how I can be an instrument of love, peace, thoughtfulness support in my actions, and encouragement to our president and VP. This is where my energy will be used these next 40 months. We still have to get the House and hold the Senate. That is when we will see a more calmness over our president. Yes, he won his second term, but he needs us to win the House back and keep the Senate so he can do his job for the people. We need our Nancy Pelosi as our Speaker again. It pains his heart to be treated like this, especially since we have been through so much during his presidency and having Nancy as our Speaker will help him so much. So as Bobfr reminds us and Chip works so hard to have our beautiful haven here: let us move with respect, hard work and FORWARDNESS is our goal in all that we do. Do Not Give Up.

    We have each other, our faith, and our knowledge that so many children, seniors, disabled men, women, children, military men and women who need us and POB are first on our list. We will overcome evil with good. I have to believe that deep within my being. I have to.

    Good night my Chips, UT, and all who have given so much today. It has been a really beautiful day. Please pray for me. I am so tired, but I have a young lady coming tomorrow about the house. This stresses me, but I have complete peace. I am approved and all of that, but all of the paper work tires me out. But I Will Make It Through With my faith in place and hard work keeping me grounded. My precious mother’s spirit is near me. I feel her comforting peacefulness in my space.
    Good Night TOD family and my Chips. ((((((((((((((((( Lots of loving hugs to Fred, Amk, Gobrooklyn, Tnmtngirl’s hubby, Africa, Vc love ones and our beautiful Layla and her friends families.))))))))))))

    Please continue to pray for POB’s National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, Sec. Kerry, Sec. Hagel, and the Joints Chiefs of Staff and Attorney General Holder and all of the appointed and confirmed Judges. Pray for the entire Cabinet and their staff. Just say a positive word as you rise tomorrow morning of goodness for someone in the administration and someone on his staff. We will get through all of this. Even pray for his enemies. Yes,. I love you all so much. Mr. President, we love you and we are lifting you up with our support and love and respect. HZ

  34. 117 jacquelineoboomer
    August 29, 2013 at 12:35 am

  35. 118 jacquelineoboomer
    August 29, 2013 at 12:58 am

    There’s something for pretty much all of us in this sign, dontcha think?

  36. 119 jacquelineoboomer
    August 29, 2013 at 1:15 am

    The Doorman:

  37. 120 vcprezofan2
    August 29, 2013 at 1:59 am

    Sure, now that I’ve packed and am ready to sit down and chat a bit while unwinding, no one is here. Well, let it not be said that I didn’t check in before heading off again. I’m leaving here at 5:30am, for an 8:30 flight, and will be in the air for close to 5 hours. Take care of the village and of each other!

  38. August 29, 2013 at 2:30 am

    My admiration for President Obama is actually boundless, but the way he deflected the PBS News Hour question about race being a motivating factor in the #GOP domestic terrorists incessant attacks on everything just to harm him was a moment of extraordinary leadership & I wanted to acknowledge it in an albeit insignificant way ….

    … time for some rest.


    Yes We Can

    • 127 nathkatun7
      August 29, 2013 at 7:50 am

      Bob, as always I thank you for your wisdom and insight. Like you I am enormously impressed with President Obama’s leadership qualities. Simple minded people forget that President Obama is President of the United States, with over 300 million people, which is undoubtedly the most powerful and one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. Notice I used the word ethnic and not race because I don’t think that scientifically there is such a thing as different races. At 67, I’ve lived all my life dealing with this unscientific concept , though powerful social construct, of race. There are very few leaders who are able to smartly navigate the powerful sociological and historic issue of race without pissing off many people. Dr. King was one of them and so was Nelson Mandela. President Obama is without a doubt one of the best at navigating the issue of race. He definitely understands the powerful reality of race as a social construct. But he also knows the absurdity of race as a scientific concept. Science has amply documented that there is actually one human race. The differences of color and physical shapes are really minor differences that do not merit categorizing humans as belonging to different distinct races.

      Having said that, the reality is that the idea of race is deeply rooted in history and culture, not just of the U.S., but throughout the entire world. Consequently, It’s really naive for people to expect the President of the United States to talk and act as if he was just the leader of the Civil Rights movement, or for that matter, the leader of a Black Nationalist movement.

      I can’t believe I am still up! Any way, Bob, I hope you had a wonderful rest. Time for me to go to bed. Thankfully, I don’t have to go to work until tomorrow evening. Again thank you for your thoughtful comment. I always enjoy your comments, tweets, and thoughtful letters.

      • August 29, 2013 at 12:06 pm

        Outstanding comment, as always, nath.

        Could not agree with you more about “race” v ethnicity. When I use the term “race” it’s in exactly the same context as you offer – a necessary convention given how few people truly comprehend the fact that we are all members of the same “race,” but have different ethnic (tribal) roots.

        Wish more folk would focus on … “Consequently, It’s really naive for people to expect the President of the United States to talk and act as if he was just the leader of the Civil Rights movement, or for that matter, the leader of a Black Nationalist movement.”

        Could not be more true, nath.

        Thank you and hope you have had a good rest!!

        #FORWARD Together

  39. 129 vcprezofan2
    August 29, 2013 at 2:48 am


  40. 130 Gazelle
    August 29, 2013 at 4:54 am

    So randomly this song came to me today as I once again listened to our PBO. To Sir With Love:


  41. August 29, 2013 at 6:05 am

    Good Morning Extended Night Owls/Early Risers!

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