Early Bird Chat

On This Day: First Lady Michelle Obama greets children during her visit to the Naval Air Station Oceana Summer Camp in Virginia Beach, Va., July 21, 2011 (Photo by Samantha Appleton)


MoooOOOooorning – Happy Monday!

57 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. 1 Carly Lewis
    July 21, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Am I first

  2. 3 jackiegrumbacher
    July 21, 2014 at 7:28 am

    Morning all.

      • 5 jackiegrumbacher
        July 21, 2014 at 7:37 am

        Hi Chips. Ever since since the Israeli bombing and Russian body snatching started, I feel so tired at night that I sleep longer and deeper than I have before. I think it’s a way of escaping it all. I hope our president gets a chance to deal with the crises on his desk before new madness erupts. In the meantime, there’s a lot of stuff to do to help him in November. We’ve got tons of events planned for rest of the summer that are big opportunities for voter registration–a county fair this weekend, a Fiesta Latina in August, a Rock the Vote event in early September. Hope you have a great day.

        • July 21, 2014 at 7:43 am

          It’s been a bewildering few days Jackie, I keep thinking of what faces PBO every morning he wakes, endless troubles.

          Thrilled to hear about all the voter registration events, they were never needed more! Have a great day too, Jackie.

  3. 7 jackiegrumbacher
    July 21, 2014 at 7:31 am

    You are first, Carly. Congratulations. Hope all’s well in your part of the world. It would be wonderful if some of the world madness were to ebb a little this week.

  4. 9 Roberta in Mn
    July 21, 2014 at 7:33 am

    GM Chips

  5. July 21, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Congrats on 1st Carly, GM Jackieg
    Hope everyone has a quiet day. Waiting to hear if I have to take a friend to ER this morning. So up early today and so are you all. I don’t even dare turn on C-Span. The noise has been deafening . I wish all the people on GAZA & Isreal and the families of the Malaysian flight a prayer. Heart breaking. See you all later.

  6. July 21, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Good Monday Chipsticks…Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening TODers!!!!


  7. July 21, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Isn’t it interesting the closer we get to the 2014 elections, the more the MSM talks about 2016?
    It’s like, don’t tell the liberals an election is in a couple months? Shh, maybe they won’t notice. 🙂

  8. July 21, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Lol! Politico new polls say that the public agrees with this president on not starting any new wars and to be disengaged. And but, they trust the GOP more in foreign policy.
    Now does that make sense?

    • July 21, 2014 at 8:37 am

      On the issue of foreign policy specifically, voters say they trust Republicans over Democrats by 7 points, 39 percent to 32 percent. Twenty-eight percent said they were unsure which party to trust.


      • July 21, 2014 at 8:42 am

        In the article a Ron Paul supporter :

        Richard Beslaw, a onetime Ron Paul supporter from central Florida, said he wasn’t yet sure whether he would support the former Texas congressman’s son for president. But the 30-year-old pharmacy technician said he lines up with the more anti-interventionist view of foreign relations.

        “I think all the soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq and a lot of overseas places should be brought back to the U.S. and used on the borders,” said Beslaw, who said he was concerned about the situation in Ukraine but didn’t see a military role for the U.S. there. “We should be at that table, involved in the investigation [of the downing of Flight MH17]. But as far as military action — no.”:

        All the troops at the border???

      • 22 Vicki
        July 21, 2014 at 9:47 am

        Jovie—same polls that brought you a 30% Canter lead and pres.Romney

    • 23 Linda
      July 21, 2014 at 8:40 am

      Same poll claims 89% list foreign policy as a major issue when voting.


      • July 21, 2014 at 8:44 am

        That’s bullshit. And same poll said Hillary’s sucked as SEC of State. No she didn’t.

        • 25 hopefruit2
          July 21, 2014 at 8:51 am

          Jovie, I’m glad you realize that many of these polls are just plain B.S. And this one is no exception. Poll a bunch of Libertarians and GOPers and present the findings as “public” perception. I call BULL CHIT!

          • July 21, 2014 at 8:53 am

            They said they polled more democrats this time around bc electorate is stabilizing for democrats.
            I would like to see past and present poll side by side?

            • 27 hopefruit2
              July 21, 2014 at 8:58 am

              When they make that claim, they usually poll mostly Southern, White, older, more conservative “Democrats” They’ve used that trick before – in fact they used it often in the months leading up to the 2012 election.

              // Bottom line: This poll is BULL CHIT!

        • 29 jackiegrumbacher
          July 21, 2014 at 9:01 am

          Jovie–I guarantee you that the people polled do not know what Hillary Clinton did or did not do as SOS. The American press rarely covered her international activities because there’s always been a concerted attempt to blackout any positive coverage of the Obama administration. That poll is meaningless nonsense designed to undermine Dem confidence in Hillary Clinton and the president.

      • 30 jackiegrumbacher
        July 21, 2014 at 8:57 am

        Linda, this actually makes me laugh. If you asked any random person you meet to tell you what the US foreign policy is, not one in 500 would have a clue. If you asked what IS foreign policy, most would be stumped. I regularly meet with fairly intelligent Dems and they are pretty clueless when it comes to anything outside of local, state or national events. So the whole thing is a lot of BS and shows an incompetent pollster.

        • 31 COS
          July 21, 2014 at 9:08 am

          Totally agree with you Linda. This poll reminds me of Jay Leno’s old “Jay Walking” segments. 🙂
          BTW, GM all.

    • 32 anniebella
      July 21, 2014 at 9:14 am

      Jovie it just show you how stupid people can be. Yes I said stupid, because how can you trust Republicans who want to start more wars, President Obama has capture and kill terrorists, and have kept their sorry butts safe from another attack, Jovie it makes no sense at all.

  9. 33 Ladyhawke
    July 21, 2014 at 8:40 am

    • July 21, 2014 at 8:50 am

      everytime I see him in glasses I crack up

      • 35 jackiegrumbacher
        July 21, 2014 at 9:04 am

        I’m with you, Rikyrah. Reminds me of the old movies where a girl only has to put up her hair and put on glasses to be thought “an intellectual” and therefore not sexually attractive. Then she takes the glasses off and takes her hair down and the guy falls in love with her. It’s an old cliche, just like Rick Perry himself and those who fall for it are as cliched as the old movie lovers.

      • 36 Ladyhawke
        July 21, 2014 at 9:18 am

        I know, those glasses are too much. Now, he is mobilizing the Texas National Guard troops to secure the border. But he can’t get the Texas delegation to pass the supplemental. The video below is a great companion to the article.

        Tough guy talk not helpful on border matters:


  10. 37 GGAIL
    July 21, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.

  11. July 21, 2014 at 8:46 am

  12. July 21, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  13. July 21, 2014 at 8:50 am

    The children see the heart of our FLOTUS too.

  14. July 21, 2014 at 8:51 am

  15. 46 JER
    July 21, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Good Morning Chips and TOD.

    • 48 jackiegrumbacher
      July 21, 2014 at 9:07 am

      Oh, Lord, Knoller actually thought this was something we had to know. People are dying in Palestine, the Russians are stealing bodies at a plane crash and we need to know that the WH lawn is being mowed. And I’ll bet he gets a hefty salary for these weighty observations.

    • 49 0388jojothecat
      July 21, 2014 at 9:48 am

      There is a dead WH correspondent who once informed the public who is turning over in his/her grave over the stupid that have the jib today….

  16. 50 JER
    July 21, 2014 at 8:55 am

    The US Federal Aviation Administration, whose regulations are among the world’s strictest, “strongly discourages” US operators from flying to, from or over Syria, according to a May 2013 notice on its website.

    • July 21, 2014 at 8:58 am

      Bc no Russian made SAMs there?

    • 52 jackiegrumbacher
      July 21, 2014 at 9:09 am

      Jer, the person who runs Malaysia Airlines must be a very slow learner. I’m no aviation expert, but surely there are other alternatives. I’d pay to go the longest route possible to avoid any country that was in the middle of a hot war.

  17. July 21, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Good morning TOD friends.

  18. 57 anniebella
    July 21, 2014 at 9:23 am

    FLOTUS said I started “Let’s Move” because I care deeply about the kids in this country. That’s why she is fighting for the healthy school lunches. You see how much she care in that picture, Love the picture of FLOTUS with the Kids.

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