Chat on, Evening/Night Owls

Christmas in Washington, Dec 15

154 Responses to “Chat on, Evening/Night Owls”

  1. 38 hopefruit2
    December 15, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Congrats Chips on #1 πŸ™‚ Now what did you do with Danny’s little rubber chicken!

    • December 15, 2013 at 10:00 pm

      Thanks Hopefruit, I’m pretty darn awesome at this firsty business.

      The chicken, having been chucked, is probably now on its way to a landfill in the Sahara, and no doubt Danny will follow it.

      • 40 hopefruit2
        December 15, 2013 at 10:03 pm

        Oh dear! That was my favorite toy for Danny. Something tells me you won’t be replacing it, and if and when you do, he will have outgrown it. 😦

        • December 15, 2013 at 10:07 pm

          The chicken is history DF, seemed like an ‘indestructible’ good idea at the time. πŸ˜•

          The blue rhino type cuddly lives on, though, just less one limb, which is okey dokey.

          Danny looked at me in a kinda “WTF happened his leg?!” way, at which point I hid his food and vowed not to feed him until February.

          • 42 hopefruit2
            December 15, 2013 at 10:20 pm

            LOL I’m okay with the blue rhino – for now. Who you calling DF! (Please note I’m not HP either)….

          • 44 No Child Left Behind
            December 15, 2013 at 10:23 pm

            OMG! I left the computer for an hour and Danny’s already removed a limb of the poor little rhino.

            I really enjoy how he is handling his companions. First, the headless rubber chicken, and now the rhino. There was another poor soul in between.

            When I need a good laugh, I simply have to take a pic of the headless dead rubber chicken. Ha!

  2. 45 isonprize
    December 15, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    The best picture!!! Sasha is daddy’s girl!! I just love the way she is looking at him.

  3. December 15, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    This map is very important:


    And, don’t think the entire world isn’t aware of how full of it US corporate media is:



    • 48 jackiegrumbacher
      December 15, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      Now, Bob, if only more Americans could catch a clue about their incompetent media. I feel sure that people around the world hold no esteem for half-baked inaccuracies the American media presents as news. And a lot of us are so disgusted we turn off and tune out. But there is still a wide swath of people who are incapable of figuring out that they’re being lied to and manipulated by the media every day. It’s urgent that they wake up.

      • December 15, 2013 at 10:15 pm

        Agree, Jackie. And, that is why it is critical to our Democracy that EACH OF US do everything we can to be ‘the 4th Estate.’ As long as public broadcast spectrum is controlled by a few mega-corporations, we have no choice. Fortunately, we have the Internet and we best protect it and make use of it, rigorously.

  4. 50 MightyPamela
    December 15, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Firrrssttt!!!!! Yes? No?? Maybe? Will settle for 15th..

  5. 51 vcprezofan2
    December 15, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    YO, y’all! Chipsticks was neither legally nor morally first! THIS WAS RIGGED! Okay, so she was there when I came in but that doesn’t count!!!! BTs are supposed to step aside after they open the door!! IT SAYS SO IN THE FINE PRINT ………..or it should!

  6. 64 PoliticalJunkessa
    December 15, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    My First Family is absolutely luminous! Love ’em!

  7. 65 jackiegrumbacher
    December 15, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    I suspect that the Obama girls are pretty much sheltered from most of the media hatred. They go to a great school where they’re admired and respected and they’re involved in a lot of after-school activities. Their parents certainly don’t bring their frustrations to the dinner table and probably do everything in their power to enable them to live a normal life without fear or resentment. Given the huge range of dysfunctional families in our society–some of whom have lived in the White House–the Obama girls live in an environment of love and support that many children and young people can only dream of.

    • 66 anniebella
      December 15, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      I agree jackie.

    • 67 jacquelineoboomer
      December 15, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      Beautifully put. And let’s not forget Grandma Robinson! Nothing like having your grandmother around, for a sense of security.

    • 70 HZ
      December 15, 2013 at 10:34 pm

      So true, jackiegrumbacher. There is so much love there for them with POB and First Lady. Plus, First Grandmother is very protective along with their godmother. The girls have a lot of good times with their cousins as well. One thing that POB and First Lady Michelle Obama allow is lots of listening to the young ladies. That is quality time for their interactions.

      That is one thing that makes the MSM so upset with POTUS and FLOTUS, their girls lives will be kept as far apart from his job as president from these lazy haters. The girls growth and development, being in the Whitehouse are two components that will not rest with the MSM, but with POB and First Lady Michelle Obama . FLOTUS makes sure that she is Mom-In-Chief.

      One of the things Tweety gets so worked up is the very thing that he will Never get from President Obama:, kissing up to the press and the DC crowd and running around DC kicking up his heels with those rats in DC. Not in POB’s core. He realizes that his job is very demanding in the first place, so his quality time with his daughters and his wife, family members and his very closest friends are a top priority for him. So the MSM can whine all they want, POB will not bend on this at all. I love that about him. HZ

    • 71 Lovepolitics2008
      December 15, 2013 at 11:52 pm

      Agreed. I also think that the President and his wife have devised ways to reassure the girls about all the media ugliness. Telling them it’s all “silly”, it’s politics and it’s not important. That kind of language, you know? Because the girls are getting older and maybe they see the papers, or attack ads on tv, etc. I’m sure their parents are teaching them all the tools they have develop themselves in order to keep a positive attitude and not be affected by the ugliness thrown at them.

  8. 72 vcprezofan2
    December 15, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    I actually honestly think it’s the beautiful spirits that light up the faces of the Obamas! (And the pundits, MSM, Repubs or whomever can’t stop that!) πŸ˜€

  9. 73 amk for obama
    December 15, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    A man speaks frantically on phone, “My wife is pregnant, and her contractions are only two minutes apart!”

    “Is this her first child?” the doctor queries.

    “No, you idiot!” the man shouts. “This is her husband!”

  10. 80 desertflower
    December 15, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    I’m sorry…but how is this even possible??


    Despite months of outreach aiming to educate Americans about how to sign up for health insurance plans through new statewide exchanges and multiple speeches given by President Barack Obama encouraging them to do so, many uninsured people – who stand to benefit the most from the Affordable Care Act – have never even heard of the health insurance exchanges, according to a new nationwide survey.

    Among more than 1,000 people between the ages of 18 and 64 who answered an online questionnaire about the Affordable Care Act in November 2013, 31 percent of those who didn’t have health insurance had never heard of the health insurance marketplaces, according to the Transamerica Center for Health Studies, a Los Angeles-based health care non-profit organization.

    That’s compared with 15 percent of those surveyed overall who weren’t aware of the health insurance exchanges launched on Oct. 1, where those who don’t have insurance coverage through their jobs can buy individual or family plans that kick in on Jan. 1.

    This infuriates me! I say put an info paper in EVERYONE’S TAXES! There is absolutely no excuse for this….do they live in a damn cave? Underground?

    • 81 jackiegrumbacher
      December 15, 2013 at 10:29 pm

      Df, it’s extremely possible that many people in this country live in complete obliviousness. Nothing outside the narrow confines of their everyday lives is of the slightest interest to them and they certainly never turn on or read any news. I will never forget a young woman who wandered into the Obama/Biden campaign office in our area in 2012, saw a yard and asked, “who’s Biden?” (pronounced bidden by her). She had never heard VP Biden’s name or had any idea that there was a vice president, although to give her credit, she did hear that Obama was president. I’m proud to say that I did not ask her what planet she’d been living on.

    • 82 99ts
      December 16, 2013 at 1:11 am

      They listen to the media who only tell about the failures and the attempts to repeal. Their reps in congress refuse to provide information and congress refused to provide funds to publicize the act – as should have been done. EVERY household should have received written details on the ACA and they did not – because congress.

      When our single payer system came into being we were FLOODED with information – and complaining of the overload. Being 1970s we had to enrol on paper & were provided forms and free postage by direct mail – and every post office had the forms and the details

  11. 83 amk for obama
    December 15, 2013 at 10:16 pm

  12. 84 desertflower
    December 15, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    Night all:)

  13. 86 Layla
    December 15, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    A Politically Correct Christmas

    Twas the night before Christmas and Santa’s a wreck…
    How to live in a world that’s politically correct?
    His workers no longer would answer to “Elves”,
    “Vertically Challenged” they were calling themselves.
    And labor conditions at the North Pole,
    were alleged by the union, to stifle the soul.

    Four reindeer had vanished without much propriety,
    released to the wilds, by the Humane Society.
    And equal employment had made it quite clear,
    that Santa had better not use just reindeer.
    So Dancer and Donner, Comet and Cupid,
    were replaced with 4 pigs, and you know that looked stupid!

    The runners had been removed from his beautiful sleigh,
    because the ruts were deemed dangerous by the EPA,
    And millions of people were calling the Cops,
    when they heard sled noises upon their roof tops.
    Second-hand smoke from his pipe, had his workers quite frightened,
    and his fur trimmed red suit was called “unenlightened”.

    To show you the strangeness of today’s ebbs and flows,
    Rudolf was suing over unauthorized use of his nose.
    He went to Geraldo, in front of the Nation,
    demanding millions in over-due workers compensation.

    So…half of the reindeer were gone, and his wife
    who suddenly said she’d had enough of this life,
    joined a self help group, packed and left in a whiz,
    demanding from now on that her title was Ms.

    And as for gifts…why, he’d never had the notion
    that making a choice could cause such commotion.
    Nothing of leather, nothing of fur…
    Which meant nothing for him or nothing for her.
    Nothing to aim, Nothing to shoot,
    Nothing that clamored or made lots of noise.
    Nothing for just girls and nothing for just boys.
    Nothing that claimed to be gender specific,
    Nothing that’s warlike or non-pacifistic.

    No candy or sweets…they were bad for the tooth.
    Nothing that seemed to embellish upon the truth.
    And fairy tales…while not yet forbidden,
    were like Ken and Barbie, better off hidden,
    for they raised the hackles of those psychological,
    who claimed the only good gift was one ecological.

    No baseball, no football…someone might get hurt,
    besides – playing sports exposed kids to dirt.
    Dolls were said to be sexist and should be passe.
    and Nintendo would rot your entire brain away.

    So Santa just stood there, disheveled and perplexed,
    he just couldn’t figure out what to do next?
    He tried to be merry he tried to be gay,
    but you must have to admit he was having a very bad day.
    His sack was quite empty, it was flat on the ground,
    nothing fully acceptable was anywhere to be found.

    Something special was needed, a gift that he might,
    give to us all, without angering the left or the right.
    A gift that would satisfy – with no indecision,
    each group of people in every religion.
    Every race, every hue,
    everyone, everywhere…even you!
    So here is that gift, it’s price beyond worth…
    “May you and your loved ones enjoy peace on Earth.”

  14. December 15, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Thanks for the RT, Chips πŸ™‚

  15. 93 vcprezofan2
    December 15, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    30 minutes or less and this post is already at 60+ comments!

  16. 94 amk for obama
    December 15, 2013 at 10:23 pm

  17. 95 carolyn
    December 15, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    What makes the detractors and lamestream pundwits so mad, is that the Obamas ARE a normal family…..not dysfunctional…..they do love each other, and show it. The girls are gracious and lovely, just as their parents are. After so much total dysfunction in the White House…..yes, fill in the blank, this family is driving them nuts because there is NOTHING to report. Remember Patty Reagan, and the awful things RR said about his son Ron, and…..and……then GHWB’s entire big dysfunctional family, RJC’s particular peccadilloes…..GWB’s charade…..
    This family makes no news, so these people are always trying to stir something up.
    The Obamas are intelligent, handsome, loving, funny, balanced……no press likes that!!!

  18. 97 collegekay
    December 15, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    She has his eyes. Adorable.

  19. 98 Vicki
    December 15, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    The whole “staged photos, Obama family propaganda” theme on the so-called news these days is nothing more than the “I am rubber you are glue” technique the RWMSM has long employed.
    What the RW does is accuse The President and his Administration of the tactics they themselves use.
    Variation on a theme of boths sides do it.
    False equivalency.

    This, from a group which has been waging a relentless poison propaganda war against our President and any and all of his policies.

    I wouldn’t take a word they say seriously but for the fact they own the airways. All of the airways. And print media, too.

  20. 103 amk for obama
    December 15, 2013 at 10:45 pm

  21. December 15, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Senate Schedule for Monday 16 Dec 2013:

    The Senate will convene at 3:00pm on Monday, December 16, 2013. Following Leader remarks, there will be a period of morning business until 5:30pm, with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees.

    The filing deadline for first degree amendments to the motions to concur with respect to H.J.Res.59, the Budget Resolution, and H.R.3304, the National Defense Authorization Act, is 4:00pm on Monday.

    At 5:30pm, the Senate will proceed to a series of roll call votes on the following items:

    – Confirmation of Executive Calendar #406, Anne W. Patterson, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Ambassador, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs);

    – Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #450, Jeh Charles Johnson, of New Jersey, to be Secretary of Homeland Security; and

    – Confirmation of Johnson nomination.

    Additional procedural votes are possible following the 5:30pm series of votes.


  22. 105 yardarm756
    December 15, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Subject: Male and Female ATM Proceedures

    A new sign in the Bank Lobby reads:

    ‘Please note that this Bank is installing new Drive-through ATM machines enabling customers to withdraw cash without leaving their vehicles.

    Customers using this new facility are requested to use the procedures outlined below when accessing their accounts.

    After months of careful research, “MALE & FEMALE” procedures have been developed. Please follow the appropriate steps for your gender.’



    1. Drive up to the cash machine.

    2. Put down your car window.

    3. Insert card into machine and enter PIN.

    4. Enter amount of cash required and withdraw.

    5. Retrieve card, cash and receipt.

    6. Put window up.

    7. Drive off.



    (What is really funny is that most of this part is the truth!!!!)

    1. Drive up to cash machine.

    2. Reverse and back up the required amount to align car window with the machine.

    3. Set parking brake, put the window down.

    4. Find handbag, remove all contents on to passenger seat to locate card.

    5. Tell person on cell phone you will call them back and hang up.

    6. Attempt to insert card into machine.

    7. Open car door to allow easier access to machine due to its excessive distance from the car.

    8. Insert card.

    9. Re-insert card the right way.

    10. Dig through handbag to find diary with your PIN written on the inside back page.

    11. Enter PIN.

    12. Press cancel and re-enter correct PIN.

    13. Enter amount of cash required.

    14. Check makeup in rear view mirror.

    15. Retrieve cash and receipt.

    16. Empty handbag again to locate wallet and place cash inside.

    17. Write debit amount in check register and place receipt in back of check book.

    18. Re-check makeup.

    19. Drive forward 2 feet.

    20. Reverse back to cash machine.

    21. Retrieve card.

    22. Re-empty hand bag, locate card holder, and place card into the slot provided!

    23. Give dirty look to irate male driver waiting behind you.

    24. Restart stalled engine and pull off.

    25. Re-dial person on cell phone.

    26. Drive for 2 to 3 miles.

    27. Release Parking Brake.

    SEND THIS TO A MAN WHO NEEDS A LAUGH, AND TO THE LADIES who can handle it…. A lady sent it to me. She was laughing, too. We males still love them all.

  23. December 15, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Not good news ….

  24. December 15, 2013 at 11:01 pm

  25. 130 globalcitizenlinda
    December 15, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    media idiots are fully focused on attacking President Obama and his family – using whatever means are available;

    enough kidding with these media idiots, they need to be challenged more strongly, at every possible turn

  26. 131 hopefruit2
    December 15, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    This flowered vase is made of sugar! Amazing πŸ™‚

  27. 134 Layla
    December 15, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    they need to be challenged more strongly indeed! see what we were able to do to the Kantor specimen; this should be done to all of them!!!!

  28. 135 HZ
    December 15, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Good nite to my Chips and TOD family. Chips, please give our handsome Danny a big hug for me. Granny will baby sit anytime.

    A beautiful shout out to: Formerly Fred. ((((((( Lots of loving hugs))))))).HZ

    A beautiful shout out to Tally. Sunshine hugs to you my beautiful Tally.HZ

    A wonderful successful loving shout out to Collegekay. The very best to you. So proud of you.

    A loving awaiting special little bundles of love to Donna Dem and family.

    A loving special shout out to lisa. Haven’t seen you lately; hope you are fine.

    A loving special shout out to Jojo.
    A special loving shout out to Miss Pat. I got my fruit cake for Christmas.
    And so good to have yardarm back. Get out the naughty mats. It is getting to be about that time. POTUS in Hawaii in the waves. Hello ladies.

    Goodnight everyone. Thanks Chips and UT for all of the beautiful work today. This is my beautiful haven, and I am so grateful to my TOD family for accepting me into this wonderful family. Remember to start saving your $20.14, (((((( Really do appreciate and love each one here))))))HZ

  29. 136 yardarm756
    December 15, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Here’s a link I just received for those who like to surf the net for interesting things. πŸ™‚

  30. 139 jacquelineoboomer
    December 15, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Even the Pope’s interview responses are on point. Sounds as though he can think on his feet quite nicely. This response is akin to “hate the sin; love the sinner” and also (my take only) “call me any names you want; that won’t stop me” !! Just like President Obama might respond. Take that, Limbaugh!

    Pope: Marxist ideology is ‘wrong’

    (CNN)– Pope Francis responded to critics who call his stance on capitalism Marxist, saying in a new interview that the political and economic philosophy is flat “wrong.”

    “Marxist ideology is wrong,” the Pope told the Italian newspaper La Stampa in an interview published on Saturday. “But I have met many Marxists in my life who are good people, so I don’t feel offended.”


  31. 140 anniebella
    December 15, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Good night all. Be blessed.

  32. 141 lockewasright
    December 15, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    I made homemade ravioli for dinner tonight. I served it with homemade sauce, a side of steamed broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower and garlic bread. I didn’t make the bread from scratch, but every thing else was scratch.

  33. 149 vcprezofan2
    December 16, 2013 at 1:23 am

    ~~ πŸ˜• ~~~

  34. December 16, 2013 at 2:06 am

    FYI Chips, I solved the problem with Firefox not interacting properly with Twitter. After checking a bunch of issues, I went to the Firefox help tab, selected Troubleshooting Information and then clicked the ‘Reset to default’ button. All worked well once Firefox restarted.


  35. December 16, 2013 at 2:20 am

    time for some rest … wishing all of you a good Monday …


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