Early Bird Chat

Vogue, March 2013

MoooOOOooorning Early Birds – Happy Tuesday!

132 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    March 11, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Good Morning!

  2. 15 57andfemale
    March 11, 2014 at 8:17 am


    • 16 vcprezofan2
      March 11, 2014 at 8:18 am

      Yes, it is a good morning! ๐Ÿ˜€ Hi, 57F, nice to enter with you. How’s the weather today?

      • March 11, 2014 at 8:34 am

        We are in the 80’s here. We didn’t have a winter here in Arizona this year.

        • 18 vcprezofan2
          March 11, 2014 at 8:48 am

          Ah! I forgot you were down *there* with Desertflower. I gripe about winter, but I know I couldn’t take the 80s, 90s, and sometimes 100s that you guys get. It’s one of the reasons I don’t gripe too, too loudly about the cold. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • 19 57andfemale
        March 11, 2014 at 11:29 am

        We were finally seeing a serious melt of snow, with temps above freezing even at night. I actually saw grass where there was waist-high snow a week ago. I went to work without boots yesterday. Hurray! Spring was coming…….

        We are now awaiting a major snowstorm tomorrow – we’re expecting about 8 inches in Chicago.

        We want to SCREAM.

        • 20 vcprezofan2
          March 11, 2014 at 11:33 am

          My advice = Don’t scream, and don’t await the snowstorm. Enjoy the in-between while it lasts!

          Like Cookem, I’ve decided not to pay too much attention to shoveling for the rest of the season – unless of course I can’t get out of the driveway when i need to. This too will pass….I think.

          • 21 57andfemale
            March 11, 2014 at 11:39 am

            Gotta shovel a path for the pups. At least it will start melting within a few days. No way we’re facing another three months of snow cover, right?


  3. 23 amk for obama
    March 11, 2014 at 8:22 am

    For R&S

    Latinos seem to be lagging in enrollment is the reason PBO did his spanish teevee appearance?

    • 24 vcprezofan2
      March 11, 2014 at 9:05 am

      ‘The new law appears to be achieving its top goal….’

      Really? Honestly, I haven’t read the article. Reading the summary above though, I am *surprised* the author seems surprised the law is starting to work the way the President SAID it would. ๐Ÿ™„ They still haven’t accepted that he likes to know what he is talking about before he speaks. I *love* the way *they* are so careful to couch this (=his) positive accomplishment with such detached language.

  4. 25 Dudette
    March 11, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Goooood Morming Friends!

    I’m kimda dragging this morning!
    Sure wish I could just go back
    to sle….


  5. 29 vcprezofan2
    March 11, 2014 at 8:34 am

    O Ms Chipsy-wispy, I forgot my manners! How *are* you? And Mama C? And the ‘little’ canine one? And young nephew? Sure hope everyone is bouncing along with a smile and a twinkle in the eye. Wishing you all a very special Tuesday! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. 30 dotster3
    March 11, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Pretty funny—–starting with the name of the program——“Between 2 Ferns”


  7. 32 GGAIL
    March 11, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.
    Congrats VC and 57 on first place tie!

  8. 38 Nerdy Wonka
    March 11, 2014 at 8:45 am


    President Obama can do it all.

    Be an A+ President? โœ“

    Be a great husband? โœ“

    Be a great father? โœ“

    Look like a GQ model? โœ“

    Become a comedian? โœ“

  9. 47 Dudette
    March 11, 2014 at 8:54 am

    • 48 anniebella
      March 11, 2014 at 9:27 am

      I love what Aretha said, spelling and giving it is a huge difference. Hear that Republicans. By the way I’m sure anyone with any sense knows President Obama can spell RESPECT.

  10. 49 amk for obama
    March 11, 2014 at 8:55 am

  11. 50 Dudette
    March 11, 2014 at 8:57 am

    • 51 jackiegrumbacher
      March 11, 2014 at 9:06 am

      Thanks, dudette. Thee are members of my family who fit each of these descriptions, especially ..”the ones who take care of everyone else’s needs…” Bottom line: there’s no one you know or ever will know who doesn’t need love.

  12. 53 amk for obama
    March 11, 2014 at 9:02 am

  13. 58 jackiegrumbacher
    March 11, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Good morning. Spring has decided to come on stage for a bit before the cold weather reappears on Thursday, so I’ll be stepping out today to enjoy it while I can. Today is the day that all nominating petitions are due in the state of PA, so we’ll know soon who made it or who didn’t. Then there’ll be a period of “challenges” as the stronger candidates contest the weaker candidates’ petitions. It’s impossible to know the strength of the Democratic ticket until all the jockeying and challenging ends, so we’ll see what kind of fight we have on our hands. What’s happening in other states?

  14. 59 Dudette
    March 11, 2014 at 9:08 am

  15. March 11, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Good Morning, Everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. 67 desertflower
    March 11, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Morning everyone:) Well worth the read this morning… http://thedailybanter.com/2014/03/five-years-later-the-tea-party-still-doesnt-understand-taxes-or-the-boston-tea-party/

    Still stupid after 5 years….

  17. 69 desertflower
    March 11, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Ah man! The sewer that is Chris Christie’s soul just sunk to a new low.


    The New York Times reports this morning that Chris Christieโ€™s administration used wreckage from 9/11 as โ€œpolitically motivated gifts,โ€ part of a politicization of the Port Authority that is coming under increasing scrutiny from federal prosecutors in the wake of the Bridgegate scandal.

    For a state that lost hundreds of lives on Sept. 11, the gifts were emotionally resonant: pieces of steel from the ruins of the World Trade Center. They were presented by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to 20 carefully chosen New Jersey mayors who sat atop a list of 100 whose endorsements Gov. Chris Christie hoped to win.


    Turning wreckage of the twin towers into politically motivated gifts before Mr. Christieโ€™s 2013 re-election was only one example. The authority became a means to reward friends (or hire them) and punish adversaries, and a bank to be used when Mr. Christie sought to avoid raising taxes. Major policy initiatives, such as instituting a large toll and fare increase in 2011, were treated like political campaigns to burnish the governorโ€™s image.

    • March 11, 2014 at 9:30 am

      I am so glad this Christie mess is not going away. I want him to go down, and go down hard.

    • March 11, 2014 at 9:33 am

      WOW!…incredible…yet he knowssss nothing!

    • 72 99ts
      March 11, 2014 at 9:59 am

      Also today – from the same link

      “Lawyers for two key figures in a political payback plot ensnaring New Jersey Gov. Chris Christieโ€™s administration will be in court to try to convince a judge not to force them to turn over text messages and other private communications to state legislators investigating the matter.

      Fired Christie staffer Bridget Kelly and two-time campaign manager Bill Stepien say complying with the subpoenas carries the risk of self-incrimination. Kelly planned to be in court on Tuesday; Stepien does not.”

  18. 73 Dudette
    March 11, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Have a great day everybody’

  19. 74 japa21
    March 11, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Okay, I have decided that complaining about this winter isn’t doing any good as we have 6-10″ coming in tonight. So, I am going to try reverse psychology.

    Have I told everybody how much I love winter. Man, I hope it keeps snowing right into June, I love it so much.

    • 75 amk for obama
      March 11, 2014 at 9:28 am

      ๐Ÿ™‚ . That’s the spirit.

    • 76 hopefruit2
      March 11, 2014 at 9:34 am

      Yes, we know you love the snow! Doesn’t the sight of snow (along with the subfreezing temps) just put your whole mind and body at ease Japa?

    • 77 vcprezofan2
      March 11, 2014 at 9:35 am

      Morning, Japa! Let’s take it easy on the reverse psychology re winter and snow, please. I know I’ve always felt that God has a sense of humour (specifically in regard to my own life) but I’m not sure, and don’t want to take any chances on his/her understanding of reverse psychology. Let’s not take the chance now that we’ve made it almost to the middle of March, okay?

  20. 78 amk for obama
    March 11, 2014 at 9:26 am

  21. 79 desertflower
    March 11, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Steve Stockman (RWNJ- TX) PARTY ANIMAL!!

    • 80 desertflower
      March 11, 2014 at 9:31 am

      For those that won’t click on this link…it appears that Mr. Stockman is partying with some Young Republicans at CPAC…..in a bathroom. While some guy is IN THE TUB. Oh, those judgmental little hypocrites……

  22. March 11, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Goood morningggg, TODville.

    POTUS is really too funny for words!

  23. 84 Nerdy Wonka
    March 11, 2014 at 9:38 am

  24. 87 vcprezofan2
    March 11, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Breakfast time. BRB

  25. 89 donna dem 4 obama
    March 11, 2014 at 9:40 am

    • 90 Ladyhawke
      March 11, 2014 at 9:48 am

      Exactly Donna, when President Obama circumvents the media firewall it drives them crazy.

    • 91 99ts
      March 11, 2014 at 9:52 am

      The media could have helped millions of people get health insurance – they prefer to carry water for the GOP and help deny people Insurance

      • 92 Dudette
        March 11, 2014 at 4:08 pm

        Someone should tweet that. Of
        course, some like Chuckie will snort that it’s not their job to help people. SMH

  26. 94 amk for obama
    March 11, 2014 at 9:42 am

  27. 97 hopefruit2
    March 11, 2014 at 9:45 am


    What is she up to now?!?!? She has been at it all morning and carrying on (Re the CIA and other)….

    • 98 donna dem 4 obama
      March 11, 2014 at 10:06 am

      The President was getting too much positive press this morning so cold water must be thrown on it.

      • 99 hopefruit2
        March 11, 2014 at 10:11 am

        You know Donna, I didn’t want to say it, but I too got the distinct impression that they were trying to one-up his video interview, which is STILL the #1 trend on Twitter.

  28. March 11, 2014 at 9:49 am

    So, I think I have shamelessly watched that Zach Galifianakis interview with President Obama at least 15 times since I arrived at work.

  29. 103 hopefruit2
    March 11, 2014 at 9:51 am

    • 104 desertflower
      March 11, 2014 at 9:53 am

      Must be trying to make up for the little “math opps” from yesterday….he’s only good for 1 + 0. Got it.

    • 105 99ts
      March 11, 2014 at 9:56 am

      Is Knoller paid to send out numbers in tweets – he does nothing else – ever – I would really love a job like that. Does he ever report/write news in any other medium? What did he do before Twitter? Weird guy, weird employer.

      • 106 hopefruit2
        March 11, 2014 at 10:00 am

        He is the WH correspondent for CBS news. During the press briefings he sits there with a little note pad and occasionally asks a question. I guess he’s just jotting down numbers and figures on that note pad and nothing else.

        Sure is a nice job. DF and I have already vowed to find out how we can apply.

        • 107 99ts
          March 11, 2014 at 10:04 am

          I wonder if there are media jobs like that in my world? I’ll have to find out. I’m very good with counting now the grand babe is turning into a toddler ๐Ÿ™‚

          Knoller has to be friends with someone to keep that job going.

        • 108 desertflower
          March 11, 2014 at 10:05 am

          Yes we have! We can job share, hf….we’d work twice as hard for half the salary…..such a deal! AND we know what we’re talking about!! CBS give us a call!!

      • 109 JER
        March 11, 2014 at 10:23 am

        Was Knoller the Count on Sesame Street? Seems like all he wants to do is count.

  30. 111 hopefruit2
    March 11, 2014 at 9:55 am

    So certain folks in the media, along with Feinstein are in outrage mode this morning. The media is once again looking for something they hope will embarrass the Obama administration. Something tells me that by the end of the day, this crap will have fizzled out and some people are going to have egg on their faces and it won’t be the administration.

    • March 11, 2014 at 10:04 am

      This has been brewing for a long time and it’s getting pretty complicated. DiFi has called for an investigation from the DOJ.
      Brennan’s testimony will most likely set the RW/MSM’s hair on fire.

      • 113 hopefruit2
        March 11, 2014 at 10:12 am

        Rozen seems to think that Brennan is a fraud – and that the WH is naive about him (See my tweet above). I’m not sure what her basis for saying this is. If it’s only on Feinstein’s unchallenged account, she may have a lot of walking back to do later today and in the coming days.

        • March 11, 2014 at 10:23 am

          Yeah, I’ve been reading her tweets all morning. Her tweets often seem like “thinking out loud” hasty responses and that was my initial impression again this morning. DiFi appears to be out for Brennan’s head but I myself would like to know how and why removal was accomplished by committee staff.

          I think I read somewhere that PBO favors some declassification. Am I right about that?

    • 115 Linda
      March 11, 2014 at 10:08 am

      Those were CIA computers, not the committee computers….this will go nowhere fast.

      These people are paranoid…..

      Does she think the data Snowden stole was from a computer at his work station was his ?

      • 116 hopefruit2
        March 11, 2014 at 10:13 am

        Yes, it seems to me that there’s a lot of ignorance flowing through the media – in their desperation to find the slightest speck of dust to throw at the Obama administration.

  31. 117 yardarm756
    March 11, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Good morning y’all!

  32. 118 amk for obama
    March 11, 2014 at 10:07 am

  33. 119 99ts
    March 11, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Is anyone left in the GOP sane – from NYT’s piece on Christie and the Port Authority today

    “Mr. Wildstein, a onetime anonymous political blogger who, like Mr. Baroni, has resigned in the wake of the lane closings, was hired in 2010 and quickly developed a reputation as the governorโ€™s enforcer at the agency. He was known to schedule meetings with subordinates early on Monday mornings โ€” never specifying the topic, leaving them to fret for the weekend โ€” then cancel. He seemed to appear from nowhere in officialsโ€™ doorways, staring until they invited him in.”


    Could be some crazy talk if Wildstein ever decides to give evidence to the NJ enquiry.

  34. 120 desertflower
    March 11, 2014 at 10:15 am



  35. 124 amk for obama
    March 11, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Boonstraโ€™s old plan cost $1,100 a month in premiums or $13,200 a year, she previously told The News. It didnโ€™t include money she spent on co-pays, prescription drugs and other out-of-pocket expenses.

    By contrast, the Bluesโ€™ plan premium costs $571 a month or $6,852 for the year. Since out-of-pocket costs are capped at $5,100, including deductibles, the maximum Boonstra would pay this year for all of her cancer treatment is $11,952.

    When advised of the details of her Bluesโ€™ plan, Boonstra said the idea that it would be cheaper โ€œcanโ€™t be true.โ€

    โ€œI personally do not believe that,โ€ Boonstra said.

    From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140310/LIFESTYLE03/303100100#ixzz2vfD3b997

  36. 125 hopefruit2
    March 11, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Heh..AP doesn’t want to miss out now…

  37. 126 amk for obama
    March 11, 2014 at 10:24 am

  38. 127 amk for obama
    March 11, 2014 at 10:25 am

    • 128 Linda
      March 11, 2014 at 10:39 am

      I thought Bush was at the Summer Olympics in Beijing when Russia invaded Georgia……

      Russia invasion was Aug 7-16 2008

      Oylmpics was Aug 8-24 2008

    • 129 anniebella
      March 11, 2014 at 12:11 pm

      And G.W. Bush was on vacation when his pal Putin invaded Georgia and Bush stayed on vacation too. Now what would those racists right wing media haters say if President Obama had done that. Bush didn’t do a darn thing about Putin invading Georgia.

  39. 130 hopefruit2
    March 11, 2014 at 10:27 am

  40. 131 JER
    March 11, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Good Morning Chips and TOD.

    LIVE NOW: Oral Arguments, New Jersey BridgeGate Scandal – https://twitter.com/cbsdigitalweb

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