Early Bird Chat

Randomness: Michelle and Craig


MoooOOOooorning – Happy Friday!

103 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. 1 amk for obama
    October 10, 2014 at 7:38 am


  2. October 10, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Good Friday, Chipsticks…TOD Family!!!

  3. 13 jackiegrumbacher
    October 10, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Morning Chips. So much cuteness to start the day.

  4. 15 Dudette
    October 10, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Well Hello There! 😀

  5. 18 jackiegrumbacher
    October 10, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Well, Dudette, that’s the most eye-opening morning greeting I’ve seen in a while. I can’t wait to show this to my two-year old granddaughter. She’ll love it!

  6. 20 Dudette
    October 10, 2014 at 7:48 am

    😀 ❤ 😀

  7. 28 jackiegrumbacher
    October 10, 2014 at 7:49 am

    While the president was having his brilliant town hall discussion, I was attending a town hall at our local college for the Dem candidate for state assembly. This smart, decent man has gone door-to-door in his district every day since last July. He has visited thousands of homes, sat and talked with families and the elderly who live alone and learned first hand about the problems that worry people. Republicans have a majority in the district, but they’re relying on that and their slick mailers. Let’s hope people remember who came to the door and listened to their concerns.

    • 29 arapaho415
      October 10, 2014 at 8:12 am


      Don’t know if you had a chance to see this tweet posted by JER yesterday. Reposting it for a couple of reasons:

      1) Meta said that one of her good friends works for @TedLieu, and likes him a lot.
      2) Does anyone here know why Henry Waxman is retiring? He was always “Give ’em Hell Henry” in the odious GOP-controlled House.

      I love how gracious and respectful @TedLieu was in this tweet; he’s got an impressive bio on Wikipedia:

      Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Lieu’s family immigrated to Cleveland, Ohio, where he grew up. Lieu graduated from Stanford University in 1991 with a B.S. in Computer Science and an A.B. in Political Science and graduated magna cum laude with a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1994, where he was Editor in Chief of the Georgetown Law Journal and received four American Jurisprudence awards.

      He’s also an Iraq War vet:
      Military career
      He holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserves. He served on active duty for 4 years as a member of the JAG Corps.

      • 30 jackiegrumbacher
        October 10, 2014 at 8:51 am

        Arapaho, we would all be fortunate if people like Lieu get elected to Congress. With so many hateful Republicans spewing poison in the US House, he and others like him would be a welcome antidote.

  8. 32 donna dem 4 obama
    October 10, 2014 at 7:52 am

    • 33 jackiegrumbacher
      October 10, 2014 at 7:58 am

      Donna, I have never felt such rage at the US Supreme Court in my life. The Republican majority is a destructive force let loose on this country with the goal of destroying democracy piece by piece. It is now the enemy within, a greater long term threat to the US than any terrorist group.

  9. October 10, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Good morning Chips and TOD early birds.

  10. 35 jackiegrumbacher
    October 10, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Our president sums up the Republican Party in one succinct statement.


  11. 40 Nerdy Wonka
    October 10, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Hahahaha. Love this. Congratulations to her and Mr. Satyarthi.

  12. 46 Nerdy Wonka
    October 10, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Men like this should be kicked in the balls over and over again.

    Satya Nadella came under fire Thursday for comments at a conference celebrating women in computing, in which the new Microsoft CEO suggested that women who don’t ask for raises have “good karma” and that not asking for equal pay with men is a “superpower.”

    “It’s not really about asking for the raise,” Nadella told the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference, held in Phoenix, “but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along.”

    He added that “women who don’t ask for raises” have a “superpower … because that’s good karma, that’ll come back … that’s the kind of person that I want to trust.”

  13. 58 amk for obama
    October 10, 2014 at 8:02 am

    More than 100 football fans have been detained in Belarus after nearly the entire stadium joined in chanting a well-known song insulting Russian President Vladimir Putin, media reports say.

    Both local and visiting fans at the Euro 2016 qualifier between Ukraine and Belarus in Borisov came together in a rousing rendition of the song – which has became a popular expression of opposition to Putin in Ukraine, the Belarusian paper Nasha Niva reports. Belarusian fans are also heard voicing their solidarity with their Ukrainian counterparts by chanting the signature slogan of the Maidan protests in Kiev – Slava Ukrayini (“Glory to Ukraine”). The Ukrainians return the favour by chanting Zhyve Belarus (“Long live Belarus”).

    After the match, about 100 Ukrainian and 30 Belarusian were held and taken to the local KGB station, reportedly on suspicion of using “obscene language”, the opposition website Charter ’97 reports. According to one report, some of them will be taken to court and are expected to receive a five-day sentence. The Ukrainian fans will also be deported.


    • 59 jackiegrumbacher
      October 10, 2014 at 8:10 am

      Putin continues his ugly march into repressive dictatorship. I hope the anger with him continues to boil among Russian people and finally becomes an explosive, unstoppable force. They face nothing but a bleak, miserable future as long as this megalomaniac is in charge.

  14. 61 JER
    October 10, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Good Morning Chips and TOD.

  15. October 10, 2014 at 8:12 am

    President Obama: Raising the minimum wage has momentum

  16. October 10, 2014 at 8:19 am

    If control of the senate comes down to this, then people truly are stupid !

    • 64 hopefruit2
      October 10, 2014 at 8:24 am

      Jovie if I didn’t know better, I would think you were scanning the Internet for any “news” (regardless of the credibility of the source) that could be construed as “bad/negative” for Dems and good for the GOP. But thankfully, I know better…

    • 66 amk for obama
      October 10, 2014 at 8:26 am

      how does mcturtle retaining his seat (though the tpm piece says the libertarian punk is more likely to take away votes from mcturtle) in any way swings the senate? shahil is talking through his ass.

    • 67 arapaho415
      October 10, 2014 at 8:33 am


      Isn’t this good news for Dems?

      From the article:
      “[Libertarian Patterson] has five times as much support from self-identified Republicans than Democrats, and more support among conservatives than liberals. That suggests that Patterson is likelier, if anything, to take votes from McConnell.”

  17. 69 Dudette
    October 10, 2014 at 8:28 am

    • 70 amk for obama
      October 10, 2014 at 8:36 am

      Love that the flight attendant blasted the news bubble.

    • October 10, 2014 at 9:31 am

      I hope this is not the case, but it appears that “Ebola” may become the new bomb threat. Joking about ebola is similar to people “joking” about bombs after 9/11. People need to make an extra effort to exercise good judgment.

  18. 72 Dudette
    October 10, 2014 at 8:30 am

  19. 74 amk for obama
    October 10, 2014 at 8:30 am

  20. 75 GGAIL
    October 10, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.

    Random cuteness indeed! 🙂

  21. 76 hopefruit2
    October 10, 2014 at 8:34 am

    G’morning Chips & TOD! Happy Friday everyone 🙂

  22. 77 Dudette
    October 10, 2014 at 8:38 am

    I know right? 😀

  23. October 10, 2014 at 8:38 am

    A lot of people in the nfl are punks and have zero discipline. Just bc they’re stronger than everybody else, doesn’t mean they’re Gods.

  24. 80 amk for obama
    October 10, 2014 at 8:39 am

    • 81 jackiegrumbacher
      October 10, 2014 at 9:23 am

      This is madness! Why is a gun being pointed at these school girls? They are threatening no one.

  25. October 10, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Bc they think she’s Laura croft and MI-6.

  26. 83 hopefruit2
    October 10, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Some of these media pundiots make it their full time job to convince themselves that they know more than our President… smh

  27. 84 Dudette
    October 10, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Have great day everybody!

  28. October 10, 2014 at 8:49 am

  29. 86 africa
    October 10, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Happy Saturday TODers.

    Heeeeeya Chips!!

  30. 91 amk for obama
    October 10, 2014 at 8:53 am

    I see that beebs is hyping the ‘rise’ of brit tea party aka ukip just because they won their first seat to the parliament. The winner was a sitting conservative turncoat clown mp just until last week, ffs.

  31. 92 JER
    October 10, 2014 at 8:57 am

  32. October 10, 2014 at 8:59 am

    With bio hazard suits? Good grief.

  33. 95 JER
    October 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

  34. 97 amk for obama
    October 10, 2014 at 9:02 am

  35. 99 carolyn
    October 10, 2014 at 9:07 am

    POTUS and FLOTUS are a great tag team this election season! The MSM and so-called pundits still don’t understand them.

    • 100 hopefruit2
      October 10, 2014 at 9:28 am

      Wow..you and I are on the same wavelength this morning. I was just about to post this tweet – and to add that I don’t understand how the MSM could claim that Dems are “running away from PBO” when FLOTUS is being deployed left right and center to campaign for Democrats in all areas of state and local government. FLOTUS is as close a proxy to PBO & his policies as one could possibly get!

      • October 10, 2014 at 9:43 am

        If anyone listen to FLOTUS speeches she is reminding people what things were like when Barack Obama walk into that oval office, how the pundits and the economy experts were talking about this country heading into a Great Depression. Is anyone talking of that now? FLOTUS reminds people that things are better and it’s because of the work her husband and his administration have done. She reminds people of that each time she speaks.

  36. 102 Vicki
    October 10, 2014 at 9:27 am

    NYTimes quite amusing this morning. The so-called great paper of record finally got around to what TOD has been saying for months.
    Frontpage headline, “Cry of GOP in Campaign: All is Dismal.” (Bad Bad bad so don’t vote) Reince Priebus has been everywhere with the absurd “President Obama cannot do anything right meme.”

    On the op-ed page Paul Krugman writes about “why debt scolds hate good fiscal news.” We know. Only bad news is welcomed in Corporate media.

    And introducing PBO at a fundraiser in her LA home Gwyneth Paltrow got through the first part of her remarks and then, handing the mike to POTUS says, “You are so handsome I can’t speak properly.”

    Only the last item is actually amusing. The first 2 are maddening.

    We will prove the Corporations and the GOP wrong in less than 4 weeks. Cheers to judges who restored voting rights in WI and Texas. Bravo!

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