Early Bird Chat: It’s A Beautiful New Day!

On This Day: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wait to welcome Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur on the North Portico of the White House for a State Dinner on November 24, 2009








Nice pick, Mr President


MoooOOOooorning Early Birds!

159 Responses to “Early Bird Chat: It’s A Beautiful New Day!”

  1. 8 Roberta in MN
    November 24, 2013 at 6:51 am

    What a wonderful Thanksgiving around the world to celebrate. Love our POTUS & SOS

  2. November 24, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Good Morning TOD family. Thanks y’all for checking in on me. Been practically out of news loop. With all the happenings I’m catching up on, I might as well have exited this planet for an eternity. So many momentous events all happening without me in know. PBO never ceases to AMAZE.

    Did overpaid bobbleheads not declare this 2nd term DOA? I’m grinning from ear to ear enjoying sweet schadenfreude. What more can I say? We here totally get what this thoughtful man is all about. Why can’t the corporate tools see same? Off course if they did they wouldn’t be the douches that that are.

    Anyway how y’all doing? Blessings aplenty!

  3. November 24, 2013 at 7:25 am

    It’s a good, good day. Thank you Mr. President and your entire team. I am praying for Peace on Earth this Christmas.

  4. 21 amk for obama
    November 24, 2013 at 7:29 am

  5. 28 Anjo
    November 24, 2013 at 7:32 am

    One small step for US/Iran one GIANT step for mankind. Great way to start Thanksgiving week; now the hard part begins..

    Cronyn proved the hateful envy of RWNJs is real, a real sad spectacle; just proves that its not just politics its race; nothing, just nothing is ever acceptable from that one in our white house..just imagine being so hateful they must go to church and pray for bad things to happen..

    Thanks President Obama for keeping your eyes on the prize, we have your back.

    • 29 Obama Grandmama
      November 24, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      It’s probably just this week’s GOP talking point that they are to say that PBO is trying to distract away from the Ocare fiasco anytime something else comes up. They are so disciplined in message and so unable to think for themselves or give credit where credit is due they are just looking more and more ridiculous.

  6. 30 africa
    November 24, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Morning Chips, TODers!! Boy what a night!

    I am still on cloud nine. And lordy, PBO and his wife are beautiful people, inside and out.

  7. 34 africa
    November 24, 2013 at 7:41 am

  8. November 24, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Good morning, Chips, Danny O and TODers. It’s a beautiful day, INDEED!!

  9. 37 amk for obama
    November 24, 2013 at 7:43 am

  10. 38 africa
    November 24, 2013 at 7:43 am

  11. 39 africa
    November 24, 2013 at 7:55 am

  12. November 24, 2013 at 7:57 am

    It’s just dawned on me that Yardarm is off on one of his trips, which usually means he’s disconnected from the outside world. Will he come back in a few days and ask: ‘What’s the latest on the nuclear threat from Iran?’

  13. 42 africa
    November 24, 2013 at 7:59 am

  14. 44 africa
    November 24, 2013 at 8:04 am

    • November 24, 2013 at 8:22 am

      “The more I read about #Iran deal, the more it becomes clear that anybody knocking it didn’t really want any agreement.”

      This is so evident in that the MSM is making little or no effort to get comments from anyone in favor of the agreement.

  15. 46 Ladyhawke
    November 24, 2013 at 8:05 am

    Zbigniew Brzezinski ‏@zbig 19 Nov


    Obama/Kerry = best policy team since Bush I/Jim Baker. Congress is finally becoming embarrassed by

    Netanyahu’s efforts to dictate US policy.


  16. 52 sherijr
    November 24, 2013 at 8:10 am

    It is indeed a Beautiful Day ~ an abundance of gratitude this Thanksgiving. Mostly just so thankful to be alive to witness the Obama Era.

  17. 53 JER
    November 24, 2013 at 8:14 am

  18. 54 Ladyhawke
    November 24, 2013 at 8:16 am



    No deal with Iran would be possible w/o Obama & Hillary Clinton getting Russia & China in on sanctions.



  19. 55 JER
    November 24, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Good Morning Chips and everybody.

  20. 57 africa
    November 24, 2013 at 8:18 am

  21. 58 africa
    November 24, 2013 at 8:19 am

  22. November 24, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Good Sunday Morning Chipsticks…TOD Early Birds!

    It’s great waking up to the wonderful events that occurred overnight! Something else to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season.

  23. November 24, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Thirty four years ago a group of hostages were held at the U.S. Embassy, they were held for nearly two years until Reagan was inaugurated. Since then there has been a cold peace between the United States and Iran. Resentment over the hostage crisis, combined with concern about Iranian human rights abuses, kept the United States and Iran from even semi-normal relations.

    Obama is not only ending Bush’s foreign policy mistakes, but Reagan’s as well. The long cold non-contact no doubt helped bring about the disasterous Iran/Iraq war and the subsequent Iraq wars. The trillion or so we flushed down the drain first building up Saddam and then taking him down improverished both him and us, destabilized the region, and had very little good come about as a result. If Iran was an ally, or we even had normal relations, perhaps there could have been peaceful change in Iraq as well.

    Nixon goes to China moment for Obama, and I think just as momentous. Should things work out, the temperature in the Middle East will lower significantly. Indeed, I can see Iran as America’s new partner-and a more capable one. Iran has the capacity to be more prosperous, is more democratic than Israel and Saudi Arabia.

    • 64 jackiegrumbacher
      November 24, 2013 at 8:36 am

      Very, very good insight and perspective, Carol. Such a tragic waste that could have been avoided if Reagan had half the intelligence and vision of President Obama. Iran is one of the most culturally rich countries in the world and we have so much to learn from them. An alliance with Iran, even a tentative one, could help to moderate the extreme groups that are destabilizing the ME and usher in a new era in a part of the world many have given up as hopeless. A lot of change is being driven by young people who are sick of the old, hateful ways of doing things. From the beginning, Barack Obama reached out to young people in the ME and has become an inspiration to them. Talk about a transformational figure in history!

  24. 66 africa
    November 24, 2013 at 8:28 am

  25. 67 Jovie
    November 24, 2013 at 8:34 am

    What’s with the US congress sucking netenyahu?
    What’s up with that anyways?
    Both sides!

  26. 69 desertflower
    November 24, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Morning everyone:) Glorious Sunday to wake up to….although, I must say that the WAY I woke up this morning was not to my liking! Damn cat “singing” for breakfast outside my bedroom door…..grrrr. But I’m here now and anxious to seize another great day with PBO in charge:) Sometimes I just have to pinch myself.

  27. 70 Jovie
    November 24, 2013 at 8:37 am

  28. 71 desertflower
    November 24, 2013 at 8:41 am

    In my Inbox this morning from J Street:

    For five years, President Obama has worked to head off the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran. This weekend’s announcement in Geneva shows he is on the right path: a first-step agreement that will freeze and begin to roll back Iran’s nuclear enrichment for six months while a permanent agreement is being hammered out.

    This has been a bruising fight. While other organizations supported additional sanctions that could have derailed this agreement, J Street urged caution and supported negotiations, knowing that new sanctions now would undermine talks and set us back on the road to war.

    With so much hostile criticism coming his way from many in our community, it’s that much more important to stand with Secretary of State John Kerry now, not only over Iran but also on his efforts to bring peace between Israel and the Palestinians. That’s what our 2 Campaign is all about: standing up for the diplomatic solution and hard decisions that are necessary for peace.

    Help us support Secretary Kerry and join the 2 Campaign

    Let’s look at the facts:

    Today’s deal stops the expansion of Iran’s nuclear program. That should make Americans and Israelis feel more secure. Getting to this point has always been the goal of the sanctions.

    And thanks to US diplomacy on Syria, Israelis are in far less danger of a Syrian chemical weapons attack. The proof is that Israel’s security establishment is planning to halt the distribution of gas masks.

    We’ve seen the success that real, committed diplomacy can bring. As Sir Winston Churchill once famously said, “To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.”

    Now, let’s support Secretary Kerry as he leads negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians forward. He’s asked us to build a great constituency for peace, and we need your help.

    Join the 2 Campaign.
    Support J Street.
    Together, we can help build 2 states for 2 peoples.

    Thanks for all that you do,

  29. 72 99ts
    November 24, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Hello early birds from this night owl

    Thank you Ms Chipps for posting the PBO video – I missed it live – BUT – I was held up today by yet another storm (wild summer it is going to be) and our ABC (sort of like the BBC) had Sec Kerry’s speech live. I haven’t seen that before – so it sure was seen as something big.

    Also too – I hope all the RWNJs are bumped from the Sunday shows by Sen Kerry – he is a remarkable SOS.

  30. 73 africa
    November 24, 2013 at 8:49 am

  31. November 24, 2013 at 8:51 am

    I BELIEVE in our President…


  32. November 24, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Good Morning,,,MsChipss…UT…BTs…all of TODvilleeee….

    What an extraordinary man we have for our President…

  33. 77 desertflower
    November 24, 2013 at 8:54 am


    In 2003, U.S. Spurned Iran’s Offer of Dialogue

    Just after the lightning takeover of Baghdad by U.S. forces three years ago, an unusual two-page document spewed out of a fax machine at the Near East bureau of the State Department. It was a proposal from Iran for a broad dialogue with the United States, and the fax suggested everything was on the table — including full cooperation on nuclear programs, acceptance of Israel and the termination of Iranian support for Palestinian militant groups.

    But top Bush administration officials, convinced the Iranian government was on the verge of collapse, belittled the initiative. Instead, they formally complained to the Swiss ambassador who had sent the fax with a cover letter certifying it as a genuine proposal supported by key power centers in Iran, former administration officials said.

    Bush was a total waste…in so many ways…

    • 78 desertflower
      November 24, 2013 at 9:01 am

      Parsi said that based on his conversations with the Iranian officials, he believes the failure of the United States to even respond to the offer had an impact on the government. Parsi, who is writing a book on Iran-Israeli relations, said he believes the Iranians were ready to dramatically soften their stance on Israel, essentially taking the position of other Islamic countries such as Malaysia. Instead, Iranian officials decided that the United States cared not about Iranian policies but about Iranian power.

      The incident “strengthened the hands of those in Iran who believe the only way to compel the United States to talk or deal with Iran is not by sending peace offers but by being a nuisance,” Parsi said.

    • 79 jackiegrumbacher
      November 24, 2013 at 9:43 am

      Df. what a stupid, stupid waste of lives and resources and opportunities the neglect of this Iranian proposal brought about. The American electorate pulls some very bad moves (witness 2010) but the election of GW Bush was the worst. We owe this tragedy to the SCOTUS in 2000, but the American people are fully responsible for the debacle of 2004.

  34. 80 dotster3
    November 24, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Israel still has Andrea Mitchell and John Cornyn tho—–so 2 friends….

  35. 81 africa
    November 24, 2013 at 8:56 am

  36. 83 africa
    November 24, 2013 at 9:02 am

  37. November 24, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Nice pick, indeed! 🙂 Gooood morning everyone!

  38. 87 Dudette
    November 24, 2013 at 9:05 am


  39. 88 Dudette
    November 24, 2013 at 9:08 am

    I know that’s right! [Shudder!]

  40. 89 Dudette
    November 24, 2013 at 9:09 am

    • 90 jackiegrumbacher
      November 24, 2013 at 9:49 am

      Dudette, Bibi’s act worked when Ahmadinejah was president because that benighted man was the perfect bad guy who managed to get everyone in the world angry at Iran. But his bluff was called when Rouhani became president in August. Against Rouhani’s calm and reason, Bibi looks like the out-of-control angry man on the world stage. He would do himself a favor if he grew up and started acting like a reasonable world leader. And the Israelis would do themselves a favor if they elected an intelligent moderate as their leader.

      • 91 HZ
        November 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm

        Jackiefrumbacher, you words speak so much of what has been in my heart. “He would do himself a favor if he grew up and started acating like a reasonable world. And the Israelis would do themselves a favor if thy elected an intelligent moderate as their leader.”

        I daily cry out in supplication for this. However, I will continue to trust that the young people will rise up and deliver this message to him with determination for change for the betterment of their futures. My prayer. I hope and pray that we will see it.HZ

  41. 93 Vicki
    November 24, 2013 at 9:09 am

    The MSM never changes. I turned on “Up with Steve Kornaki” for the first time in months.
    Most of the world is ecstatic about prospects of Peace with Iran.
    Not MSNBC. Quick mention of historic agreement and then full coverage of fear and dread mongering. Dem Senator from Ct. Blumenthal bent out of shape because Israel.
    All participants eager to minimize how good this deal is and how it improves life for so many.
    I believe in the common sense of many Americans who will understand that peace is better than war. No matter what the war profiteers try to sell us.

    • 94 Dudette
      November 24, 2013 at 9:44 am

      I’m so sick of them!

    • 95 jackiegrumbacher
      November 24, 2013 at 9:55 am

      Vicki, I take comfort in the fact that we are in the midst of a transformation and those people to cling to the idea that war solves everything and we must always create enemies around the world are creatures of the past. We would not have seen the international cooperation in Geneva if people weren’t tired of war. And young people around the world don’t want to live in a world where they are in constant fear of their lives. As a planet we have great battles to fight against climate change and the resultant shortages in water and food for millions of people. Young people who aren’t encrusted with old resentments understand what the struggles of the future are going to be and they want to live fully in the world and live and work in cooperation with each other.

  42. 96 hopefruit2
    November 24, 2013 at 9:11 am

  43. 98 Dudette
    November 24, 2013 at 9:12 am

    I LOVE My President!

  44. 99 criquet
    November 24, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Morning all.
    RWNJ should reflect on the views of people like this.
    Sadly, they seem unwilling to do so.

  45. 101 Dudette
    November 24, 2013 at 9:14 am

  46. 102 Dudette
    November 24, 2013 at 9:15 am

  47. 103 Dudette
    November 24, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Politics 101

  48. November 24, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Tweets get more and more awesome every day! Nothing like good news to bring out the best in everyone except the GOP.

  49. 105 africa
    November 24, 2013 at 9:20 am

  50. 107 Dudette
    November 24, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Off topic, OMG

  51. 108 globalcitizenlinda
    November 24, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Oh, we know the stupid and pompous are all lining up to give their “expert opinion” on the Iran Nuclear Deal

  52. 109 hopefruit2
    November 24, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Today will be forever known as Media Meltdown Sunday of 2013. Just letting you all know…..

  53. 121 amk for obama
    November 24, 2013 at 9:30 am

  54. 122 Dudette
    November 24, 2013 at 9:30 am

  55. 123 Dudette
    November 24, 2013 at 9:31 am

  56. 125 globalcitizenlinda
    November 24, 2013 at 9:34 am

  57. 128 hopefruit2
    November 24, 2013 at 9:35 am

  58. 130 hopefruit2
    November 24, 2013 at 9:39 am

  59. 131 Dudette
    November 24, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Sick of these turdballs. Drop the hammer on them HARD!

    • 132 desertflower
      November 24, 2013 at 9:51 am

      This is old news…check the date. That said, this guy is a few bricks shy of a full load. WH website? Really?

    • 134 99ts
      November 24, 2013 at 9:55 am

      I am still reeling at how unbelievable was the JFK assassination – seeing the film of all he did that day – laughing, joking – thousands coming out to see him – and then – he was gone. Those in the media and GOP who attack PBO 24×7 give legitimacy to the nut cases who come out with the guns – it is not insanity that drives people to kill – it is the non-stop call by some who oppose the President.

    • 135 Anjo
      November 24, 2013 at 11:03 am

      He is out on bail on his own recognizance, war vet ptsd victim most likely but still should not have gotten bail

  60. 136 Jovie
    November 24, 2013 at 9:47 am

  61. 138 africa
    November 24, 2013 at 9:48 am

  62. 142 hopefruit2
    November 24, 2013 at 9:48 am

    I could tell that the media’s reaction to last night’s events would be largely negative, based on their gleeful and almost triumphant reaction after an agreement was failed to be reached in the last set of talks 3 weeks ago.

  63. 143 Dudette
    November 24, 2013 at 9:50 am

  64. 144 hopefruit2
    November 24, 2013 at 9:55 am

    This is his first tweet of the day. I reckon PBO’s games must be his morning coffee.

  65. 146 africa
    November 24, 2013 at 10:02 am

  66. 147 hopefruit2
    November 24, 2013 at 10:02 am

    This accomplishment last night destroys any media narrative – past, current or future – that PBO’s second term was a disaster, or lame duck. Even if PBO squats down in the Oval Office and deposits a bouquet of roses live on national TV, his legacy of ACA and the Iran deal have SEALED his place as one of the greatest Presidents in US history.

  67. 149 Dudette
    November 24, 2013 at 10:08 am

  68. 150 Dudette
    November 24, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Terrible tragedy at the Smithsonian

  69. 151 hopefruit2
    November 24, 2013 at 10:12 am

  70. 152 criquet
    November 24, 2013 at 10:12 am

  71. 153 Jovie
    November 24, 2013 at 10:14 am

  72. 154 forus50
    November 24, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Good Morning Chipsticks but what the heck!? Did you sleep at all??

  73. 156 mtmarilyn
    November 24, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Good Sunday morning TOD family. I am still shaking is wonder for all that has happened and to be able to watch all that went on on twitter. Being connected to people all over the world is breathtaking.

    Off to church. There will be extra prayers for all involved in this and especially for our wonderful President and his great wisdom.

    See this afternoon.

  74. 158 criquet
    November 24, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Let’s hope this is face saving drama.

    • 159 HZ
      November 24, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      Fear and lack of leadership in a changing world are destructive and low esteem in the core or a man or woman, in my opinion. Where people need to live their best in life to create a space where they can live out a meaningful and productive life, there is not room for a leader who thrives on promoting fear, negative thoughts, and paralyzed actions.

      Mr. Natanyahyu, your people deserve better than your take on life. People will not live in fear for the rest of their lives. They deserve better than the fear factor be constantly placed before them. Your people, especially your young people will tire of your defeatist attitude; and the world is already tired of it.HZ

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