Rise and Shine: The Week Ahead

117 Responses to “Rise and Shine: The Week Ahead”

  1. 1 desertflower
    July 20, 2014 at 10:15 am


    • July 20, 2014 at 10:16 am

      DeeeeeeeeeeeFfffffffff, you’re on roll!!

    • 3 99ts
      July 20, 2014 at 10:16 am

      Hi df – I just posted my comment below on the last thread – so brought it over – 10 seconds after you arrived 🙂 I’m always pleased when someone other than the BT posts ahead of me!

        • 5 99ts
          July 20, 2014 at 10:24 am

          Not for long – past my bedtime – can’t believe I’m on the same side as our PM at the minute – I guess tragedy does make for people coming together in grief – main reason why GWB won his 2nd term – but I won’t be voting to give the PM a second term.

          Hope Sunday is a good day for all at TOD

    • 6 Cindy
      July 20, 2014 at 10:54 am

      CONGRATS on 1st desertflower – you earned the “GOLD.”

      Wishing you a very WONDERFUL DAY; filled with joy, laughter and relaxation, if possible.

      ENJOY IT ALL!!!

  2. 7 99ts
    July 20, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Every media outlet in the US seems to evaluate anything said or done in the world in relation to President Obama. it seems they can’t help themselves. Apparently the Malaysian government has not yet put the blame on Russia for bringing down their aircraft – yet this is how the NYT describes it

    “Malaysia’s caution about joining Mr. Obama’s effort to blame Russia also reflects the wariness that many in this heavily Muslim nation feel toward the United States.”

    Yet PM Cameron has an item on the front page of the Sunday Times (London) with the heading “This is an atrocity made in Moscow”
    My PM has put the blame onto Moscow and I’m sure other countries have done the same – so

    Why does the press have to say Malaysia is cautious about joining “Mr Obama’s effort” – there is a WORLD WIDE effort putting the blame where it belongs – and sooner rather than later Malaysia will join in.

  3. 8 desertflower
    July 20, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Good idea, Layla…about the name of the People Movement to say enough!

  4. July 20, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Madam Lindsey just called John Kerry delusional . Madam Graham is pissed, he wants SEC DEF position in a republican administration. God help us
    Good thing I got twitter to let me know what people are saying. Lol.

  5. July 20, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Who is Jason Riley. Apparently, MTP brought on the lone Black Guy to go after this president.

    • 17 Layla
      July 20, 2014 at 10:33 am

      Jason Riley is a member of The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board

    • 19 hopefruit2
      July 20, 2014 at 10:38 am

      Classified – Help Wanted:

      -Are you black?
      -Are you strapped for cash or need some extra money for a special project/vacation/expense?
      -Do you crave attention, no matter what?
      -Are you willing to say something, ANYTHING negative about President Obama, whether or not it’s true, whether or not you believe it?

      Well, you’re in luck!!! The media wants YOU now. We will pay you X2 the going rate just to come on cable TV and say bad things about the President. Just make up something – anything about Barack Obama, as long as it’s negative, and in no time, you’ll be rolling in $$$$$, getting invites from all cable/broadcast networks, and receiving tons of “love mail” from certain prominent people/groups!

      Call 1-800-000-0000 for more information. Call NOW – we’re sitting, just waiting (im)patiently for your call 24/7!

      • July 20, 2014 at 10:46 am

        Yes and you start off as a Private like the Army.
        You have to go thru basic training with General Michael Steele, Colonel Cornel West and Captain Travis Smiley.
        Good luck to you.

      • 21 criquet
        July 20, 2014 at 11:17 am

        GM all.

        Just hoping that one day PBO or one of his spokespersons would just say: “Yeah, I heard John McCain and/or Lindsay Graham or all the Republicans are saying ……… so once I’m/(PBO is) doing something else , the USA is on the right path .” Drop mic…

      • July 20, 2014 at 11:51 am

        Hahahaha…you’re so right, hf. Way down the line, they just may regret having to share this with their great-grandchildren.

    • 23 anniebella
      July 20, 2014 at 10:51 am

      I don’t know who the hell Jason Riley is, and don’t care to know.

  6. 24 hopefruit2
    July 20, 2014 at 10:29 am

    G’morning Chips, TOD, lurkers, everyone and congrats df on #1! Thanks Chips for posting our President’s schedule for the week.

  7. July 20, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Chuck Todd has the latest NBC polls in MTP. Not kidding…
    Lol lmao.

  8. July 20, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  9. July 20, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Never ever get tired of POTUS and AFO pics

  10. 35 Linda
    July 20, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Kristina Van de Houvel’s husband, Stephen Cohen ( blame America ) just got slapped around by Christina Freeland and Fareed Zakaria on GPS.

    Freeland is now a member of the Canadian Parliment. Cohen claims to be a Russia expert.

    • 36 hopefruit2
      July 20, 2014 at 10:43 am

      Cohen is a professor of Russian Studies at NYU. That’s his “day” job. Methinks he has a “night job” that he doesn’t want you to know about – and that job is directly off Putin’s payroll…

  11. July 20, 2014 at 10:43 am

    LOL ! ERR Blame obama , scared of Hillary, build up Warren… Etc…
    Meanwhile, I am going to get a grouper sandwich with my golden lab on Clearwater beach.
    Ciao. 🙂

  12. 41 GGAIL
    July 20, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.

    Congrats df on First!

  13. 50 Cindy
    July 20, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Good morning everyone, and HAPPY BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY TO YOU!

    Hope that everyone will take time out, if you haven’t already, to get away from (TV, twitter, internet, newspapers etc.) so much hurt, sadness and ugliness that is being exhibited from every corner of the globe.

    It doesn’t mean that one doesn’t care but it’s good for the soul, spirit, and mind, to refresh and regroup. I made a decision to do it yesterday, and it was refreshing to step away from it all; take in the sun, enjoyed good company, laughter and good food.

    Wishing all a very BLESSED and WONDERFUL DAY; filled with joy, laughter, love, and above all, compassion toward others.

  14. July 20, 2014 at 10:56 am

    RIP, James Garner.

    Loved your work.

  15. 52 GGAIL
    July 20, 2014 at 11:09 am

    James Garner was a fine actor and civil rights activist. I loved him in the Rockford Files, Maverick & the movie, The Notebook.
    RIP James Garner

  16. 56 GGAIL
    July 20, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Today in 1969…the Apollo 11 moon landing.

    • 57 jacquelineoboomer
      July 20, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      I remember it well! My son was born in February 1969 and I wrote about the moon landing in a notebook I kept for him, of his first year.

  17. July 20, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Good Sunday morning to Chips, NW and TODville. Hope everyone is enjoying a delicious cup of java or tea.

    • July 20, 2014 at 11:25 am

      The man just never has a day off. Thank you Meta – and good morning!

      • July 20, 2014 at 11:33 am

        There are so many trouble areas that are careening into sheer horror, I’ve lost count. And it’s pretty much been this way for most of his presidency, from one crisis to the next – economy, mass shootings, natural disasters, racists, Supreme Court, Snowden, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, Israel, Hamas, every single Republican in Congress and on and on and on. I just can’t believe it.

    • 64 GGAIL
      July 20, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      Good morning meta.
      PBO is ever present, regardless to where he is – day after day.

    • 66 anniebella
      July 20, 2014 at 12:22 pm

      The President never have a moment off, but that do nothing Congress, have they left for their month vacation yet? They won’t be back till after Labor Day. Now just imagine the B.S. from the media and right wing haters if President Obama and his family go on a month long vacation.

        July 20, 2014 at 1:21 pm


  18. July 20, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Good Sunday Morning Friends!

  19. 77 taiping1
    July 20, 2014 at 11:30 am


    Good morning and Happy Sunday to everyone. The above opinion piece on Putin as a thug is excellent.

  20. 79 dotster3
    July 20, 2014 at 11:40 am

  21. 81 Dudette
    July 20, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Sad to hear of James Garner’s passing. I grew up crushing up on him in in movies (The Great Escape, Duel at Diablo, Grand Prix, Support Your Local Sheriff) and later in Rockford Files. A terrific actor.

    • 82 57andfemale
      July 20, 2014 at 11:46 am

      Victor/Victoria, Murphy’s Romance (the only movie he received an Oscar nomination for).

      One of my earliest crushes. Love James Garner.

      • 83 Dudette
        July 20, 2014 at 11:55 am

        Yes, Yes, Yes!

        He also played President in this comedy with Jack Lemmon and Dan Ackroyd (3 legends) called ‘My Fellow Americans’
        Check it out if you can. The entire film is on YouTube.

        By the way, I had no idea about his politics, but found this today…

      • 87 Dudette
        July 20, 2014 at 11:57 am

        And the oh so sweet ‘The Notebook’ [sigh!]

      • 89 GGAIL
        July 20, 2014 at 11:58 am

        I had forgot he was in Victor/Victoria. I love that movie.

        We have a couple of classic movie channels – I hope one of them does a tribute to him and show V/V.

  22. July 20, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Hello TODers! Apollo 11 flight to the moon and then the moon walk anniversary today getting lots of coverage. Liz Suckow is a NASA Headquarters contract archivist & trivia nut who is tweeting as it happened 45 years ago. I remember it well and took pictures of the tv screen. It was so exciting and nice to remember all of the hope and well-being that went with the space program then.

  23. July 20, 2014 at 11:49 am

    As Chips can attest, my reply to 99ts comment (that she reposted upthread) was posted after this thread began.

    Here’s my response to 99ts’ comment about Muslim issues delaying response from Malaysia.

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    The reticence is shared by the Dutch — not just Malaysia.

    But I think the Dutch’s outrage over the treatment of their best and brightest is beginning to outweigh their economic concerns.

    Also, Merkel and Cameron seem to be relying on President Obama (aka “leading from behind,” if you believe our gossip-mongers known as the MSM) to move forward with the West’s long-term strategic action against Putin.

    • 92 anniebella
      July 20, 2014 at 12:05 pm

      Is their ties to Russia more important then their citizens who were murder.

    • 96 Nena20409
      July 20, 2014 at 1:40 pm

      It is a twisted world.

      11M Belgium population did well before USSR and after and today for some reason…..EU is looking more like Euro of 1914. Pathetic. I say US…….should say, are you ready to do the right thing or not. If they are not, then stay what they will face and US should just wash their hands.

  24. 97 sherijr
    July 20, 2014 at 11:49 am

    good morning TOD, happy Sunday… so glad POTUS is on this Gaza issue. So on my way to the store this morning.. there was 6 hookers on my corner… last Sunday, I viewed one primping herself in my car window. No I didn’t know I lived on hooker central when I bought my house. I am annoyed.
    Happy Belated Birthday to LL… so glad you enjoyed yourself 🙂

    • 98 sherijr
      July 20, 2014 at 11:51 am

      and… RIP to James Garner, someone I enjoyed and respected since my youth- he gave us a lotta laughs and damn he was handsome 🙂

      • 99 derbingleguy
        July 20, 2014 at 12:20 pm

        One of my all time favorites. I’ve been getting reacquainted with the Rockford Files as of late on Me TV. I’m going to miss this guy.

        • 100 sherijr
          July 20, 2014 at 12:26 pm

          I loved both Maverick and the Rockford files.. doubt I missed any of them.. he was a fun actor 🙂

          • 101 Vicki
            July 20, 2014 at 12:29 pm

            Maverick was my first love

            • 102 sherijr
              July 20, 2014 at 12:31 pm

              yep… for me it was Maverick/James Garner and Doug McClure on The Virginian.

              • 103 derbingleguy
                July 20, 2014 at 12:49 pm

                You brought back some memories. Westerns dominated back in the day and I watched a ton of them. Big Valley, the Wild Wild West, Bonanza.

                • 104 sherijr
                  July 20, 2014 at 1:06 pm

                  yep me too… watched them all as a kid, really that was about all on teevee back then except for Twilight zone/ One Step Beyond/ Julia and some of the comedy / variety shows. But I admit I loved the westerns 🙂

  25. July 20, 2014 at 11:51 am

    I feel relieved for the families of those on the plane.

  26. 108 Dudette
    July 20, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    A Belated Birthday Tribute to our Liberal Librarian! Sorry I missed your day. Hope you’re still celebrating! 😀

  27. 109 Dudette
    July 20, 2014 at 12:06 pm

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    July 20, 2014 at 12:07 pm

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    July 20, 2014 at 12:07 pm


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    July 20, 2014 at 12:09 pm

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    July 20, 2014 at 12:09 pm

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