Chat On

Another favorite. Pete Souza, of course.

Chat on!

112 Responses to “Chat On”

  1. 1 daisydem
    August 13, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Again ? ? in one day?

  2. August 13, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Hey, Chips! You seen this version of the Snowden cover?

    • August 13, 2014 at 10:52 am

      OMG, that is simply BEYOND perfect 😆

    • 5 amk for obama
      August 13, 2014 at 10:53 am

      That’s an insult to Linus.

      • August 13, 2014 at 10:55 am

        *Nods head* True. WE actually love Linus. 🙂 🙂

        • 7 amk for obama
          August 13, 2014 at 10:59 am

          Rerun started as a minor character in the Peanuts universe, only becoming a main character in the last decade of the comic strip. Rerun was first mentioned in the strip on May 23, 1972, during a storyline in which Lucy threw Linus out of the house only to learn that yet another little brother had just been born. Upon learning the news, Lucy exclaimed “A new baby brother?!! But I just got rid of the old one!!!” With that, she let Linus back in, uttering in misery, “You can’t shovel water with a pitchfork.”

          The irony of the situation wasn’t lost on Linus, who laughed himself silly over his sister’s scheme being defeated, thus causing her to lose her temper and tie his blanket over his mouth.


  3. 10 yardarm756
    August 13, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Happy birthday Admiral. ❤

  4. 18 JER
    August 13, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Good Morning BFF and Happy Birthday again. This is as close as I could get to having PBO sing Happy Birthday to you.

  5. 20 99ts
    August 13, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Hate to leave the party – but sleep beckons – I’ll be back in your evening hours to see who is still celebrating. Enjoy. 🙂

  6. 22 Judith Fardig
    August 13, 2014 at 11:04 am

    People with August birthdays rule: my husband on the first, President Obama on the 4th, Donna on the 11th, and CHIPS today! Love you all (and any other TOD celebrants who have August birthdays). Thanks so keeping us informed, amused, connected, and sane!

  7. 36 vcprezofan2
    August 13, 2014 at 11:08 am

    DaisyDem, you are definitely stepping today! Way to roll, lady!

  8. 37 Esi
    August 13, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Happy Birthday Chips!

  9. 39 Nena20409
    August 13, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Happy 23rd Baddest Birthday, To the One and Only………CHIPSTICKS!
    🍸 🍸 🍸

    Chips! Chips! Chips!


    Wishing you the best life has to offer.

    You are Three Times A Lady.

    Simply the Best.

  10. 41 Nena20409
    August 13, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Hello TODville. Happy Tuesday to You all 😉

  11. 44 amk for obama
    August 13, 2014 at 11:21 am

    your b’day present.

  12. 49 Nena20409
    August 13, 2014 at 11:23 am


    Now reading this about Rand Paul Today…..Wow. Talk about a wasteful Nepotistic fool.

    “There’s thousands of them that can be undone,” said Paul at a Louisville, Ky. luncheon with the city’s Chamber of Commerce, according to WFPL. “And I would use executive orders to undo executives orders that have encroached on our jurisprudence, our ability to defend ourselves, the right to a trial, all of those I would undo through executive order.”

    Minutes later, with a group of reporters, Paul appeared to walk his statement back juuuuust a little:

    “My inclination would be that there have too many executive orders and that really you shouldn’t legislate through executive orders.”
    “I never want to make a blanket statement without looking at everything. My general inclination is you should have less executive orders, but that the executive orders could be used to undo a lot of executive orders that have overstepped their bounds.”

  13. 50 dotster3
    August 13, 2014 at 11:26 am

    • 51 Nena20409
      August 13, 2014 at 11:30 am

      And there I was all these years having been told by these same folks that LYING was a Sin? How these so called Christians Lie, Cheat and Make up stories for political Games……Time after Time.

  14. 55 vcprezofan2
    August 13, 2014 at 11:32 am

    A baby? Is that right? ……I guess it does look younger that McConnell.

  15. August 13, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Dear Chips….Happy Birthday to the most wonderful 23 year old journalist in the universe 🙂
    Thanks for ALL you do for us at TOD to keep us sane through all the madness swirling around at all times.
    You are ‘simply the best’. And I am sure Danny agrees with my sentiments. Love ya ‘young’ lady.

  16. August 13, 2014 at 11:42 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHIPS!!!!! 23 looks very good on you.

  17. August 13, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Coming Late to the Party….

    Let’s rock on your Birthday…MsChipssssssssssssss…..May you ever bestowed with so many Blessings

    NOW Lets Rock

  18. 61 vcprezofan2
    August 13, 2014 at 11:45 am

    This fairly new account decided to follow *me*? You guys get to vote >> a) Should I ignore him, b) Let him know we are focused on Nov. 2014, then ignore him?

    DallasFtW 4 Manchin
    @Dallas4Manchin follows you

    Jazzed about Joe in Dallas and Ft. Worth! Let’s convince U.S. Senator Joe Manchin to run for President. For a landslide win & unifying leadership, draft Joe!


    • 62 vcprezofan2
      August 13, 2014 at 11:48 am

      BTW, the retweets all seem to be from his campaign people. 🙄

      • 63 vcprezofan2
        August 13, 2014 at 11:51 am

        Wow! You you should see how many favourites and followers he has picked up in a a very very very few minutes!

    • August 13, 2014 at 11:50 am

      I’m trying not to laugh VC, trying reeeeeeeeeeeally hard.

      • 65 vcprezofan2
        August 13, 2014 at 11:53 am

        Hon, you should go see how many connections he has picked up since I first shared that! People must be really desperate for someone other than ……

    • 66 Vicki
      August 13, 2014 at 1:25 pm

      There is no day and no year during which this DINO corporate all the way, and not-too-bright but ruggedly handsome a–h—could appeal to me.

      • 67 vcprezofan2
        August 13, 2014 at 1:30 pm

        Oh! So you won’t support him for president in 2016, Vicki? You sure? 😉 😉 😉

        😀 I thought it was strange his team would follow me, of all people; however I now get the sense they were simply putting out feelers and I probably got swept up in the wave.

    • 68 anniebella
      August 13, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      Joe Manchin will never get my vote if he runs in 2016. Never.!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. August 13, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Get Your Shimmmmmmmmmy ON Ms Chippsssssssss!…HA!

  20. 72 Linda
    August 13, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Happy Birthday Chips…..

    CNN is saying that there will be a White House briefing from Martha’s Vineyard coming up….Something about a possible military evacuation of people stranded on the mountain…..

  21. August 13, 2014 at 11:45 am

  22. 76 japa21
    August 13, 2014 at 11:51 am

  23. 85 FormelyFRED
    August 13, 2014 at 11:53 am

    hey Chips wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday 😀

  24. August 13, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Happy Birthday Chips. You have certainly created a “New World” and have generously nurtured the community that thrives because of it.

  25. 96 Dakota
    August 13, 2014 at 11:54 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHIPS!!! Big Smoochie-Wooches to you! Have the best birthday ever and again, Thank You for everything that you do!

  26. 98 57andfemale
    August 13, 2014 at 11:57 am

    From Bob Cesca, The dailybanter:

    “In other news, Fannie Mae will pay the Treasury Department $3.7 billion next month. Fannie Mae recieved $116 billion in bailout funds, however it has now repaid over $130 billion, a profit of $14 billion for taxpayers.”

    • 99 japa21
      August 13, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      Yep, all that saving the financial sector really hurt us. Not.

      Almost all the money loaned through TARP has been paid back with interest. I don’t know the full figures, but I am pretty sure we made money on every loan.

      Of course, that was due to the fact that PBO made sure that happened. The original way it was set up it was just a give away. He and Geitner reworked it so there would be severe penalties for not getting it paid back.

      Yes, the banks did some really nasty stuff. Unfortunately, most of it was legal. And also, if they really had fasiled, we would have been in a real world of hurt. But the purists don’t see any of that.

      • 100 57andfemale
        August 13, 2014 at 12:24 pm

        I get so angry when I hear progressive talkers who really know better that there were virtually no laws to nail these guys on. A moral and ethical failure? Of course, to the highest magnitude. But virtually everything they did was ‘legal’. You are absolutely right: the fictional universe where you destroy all financial stability and it is all rebuilt on utopian principles, is the stuff of bad movies, not reality.

        Do I wish we could have nailed them more? Do I wish Glass-Steagall could have been reinstituted and we had taken away the car keys from the 8 year olds driving the banks – of course I do. Which is why we must all vote Democratic, in every single election until we restore sanity.

    • August 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm

      Paging Bobswern from Old Orange…

  27. 104 dotster3
    August 13, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Nice story——Chgo is excited about the Jackie Robinson West All Stars team which qualified for the Little League World Series. Donations poured in from all corners to fund the trip for all the parents, so the kids can look up into the stands and see a friendly face.

  28. 106 Nena20409
    August 13, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Just In case Your WH.gov/Live is intermittent…..Try C-SPAN


  29. 107 hopefruit2
    August 13, 2014 at 12:20 pm

  30. 108 betseyc
    August 13, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Happy birthday, dear Chips! Delurking to wish you a wonderful 23rd-ish. To think you were only 17 when you started this wondrous site! What a prodigy. Thank you for creating the best blog in the entire universe. :))

  31. 109 hopefruit2
    August 13, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    The Press briefing Jackals are hung up the Clinton-PBO disagreement. They are dying to see them “hug” tonight at the birthday party. I say Fuck the Jackals!!!

    Meanwhile, if I may dare ask, is it Chips’ birthday they are celebrating at the Vineyard tonight?

  32. 110 amk for obama
    August 13, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    The TRUE ending to “the Empire Strikes Back”:
    A furious lightsaber duel is underway. DARTH VADER is backing LUKE SKYWALKER towards the end of the gantry. A quick move by Vader, chops off Luke’s hand! It goes spinning off into the ventilation shaft. Luke backs away. He looks around, but realizes there’s nowhere to go but straight down.

    Darth Vader: Obi Wan never told you what happened to your father.

    Luke: He told me enough! He told me you killed him!

    Darth Vader: No… I am your father!

    Luke: No, it’s not true! It’s impossible.

    Darth Vader: Search your feelings… you know it to be true…

    Luke: NO!

    Darth Vader: Yes, it is true.. and you know what else? You know that brass droid of yours?

    Luke: Threepio?

    Darth Vader: Yes… Threepio… I built him… when I was 7 years old…

    Luke: No…

    Darth Vader: Seven years old? And what have you done? Look at yourself, no hand, no job, and couldn’t even levitate your own ship out of the swamp…

    Luke: I destroyed your precious Death Star!

    Darth Vader: When you were 20! When I was 10, I single-handedly destroyed a Trade Federation Droid Control ship!

    Luke: Well, it’s not my fault…

    Darth Vader: Oh, here we go… “Poor me… my father never gave me what I wanted for my birthday… boo hoo, my daddy’s the Dark Lord of the Sith… waahhh wahhh!”

    Luke: Shut up…

    Darth Vader: You’re a slacker! By the time I was you’re age, I had exterminated the Jedi knights!

    Luke: I used to race my T-16 through Beggar’s Canyon!

    Darth Vader: Oh, for the love of the Emperor… 10 years old, winner of the Boonta Eve Open… Only human to ever fly a Pod Racer… right here baby!

    Luke looks down the shaft. Takes a step towards it.

    Darth Vader: I was wrong… You’re not my kid… I don’t know whose you are, but you sure ain’t mine…

    Luke takes a step off the platform, hesitates, then plunges down the shaft.

    Darth Vader looks after him.

    Darth Vader: Get a haircut!


    I better leave before dudette sees this.

  33. 112 Dakota
    August 13, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    I just blocked a relative (by marriage) from my FB. He said the ignorant, hateful things about Robin Williams, based on no information. Claims that Robin was rich enough to get some help. He was taken to task by most comments but continued to be willfully ignorant. Good Riddance! Florida. For those of you that live there, you know I’m not referring to you.

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