Early Bird Chat



59 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. 1 desertflower
    December 9, 2014 at 7:29 am


  2. 3 desertflower
    December 9, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Timing is everything:) I JUST woke up…good Tuesday morning TOD!

  3. 6 57andfemale
    December 9, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Sekind! Congrats on first, df!

  4. December 9, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Our President is so cool. He delivered that Colbert piece like a pro. LOVE HIM!!
    Good morning TOD.

  5. 9 desertflower
    December 9, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Speaking of timing….HIS isn’t half bad! Love my PBO!!!

  6. December 9, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Gooooood mooooornnning, Chips and TODville. President Obama is such a unique person, such a great man in so many, many ways. I feel total gratefulness.

    • 11 jackiegrumbacher
      December 9, 2014 at 7:52 am

      Oh meta, I couldn’t agree more. The President sitting in for Colbert is one for the ages. I can’t imagine any one even beginning to match his humor, presence and versatility. What a treasure we have! Thank you for all three segments.

      • December 9, 2014 at 7:59 am

        Yesterday I made the mistake of watching a YouTube of W talking about how we don’t torture. I was reminded not only about the fact that he’s a liar but also what a bumbling idiot and terrible speaker he is, too.

        President Obama exudes trust, honesty, intelligence, humor, compassion and grace. A man of singular ability to lead our nation in incredibly difficult times. I will never forget these years and his immense contributions to my life.

        • 13 desertflower
          December 9, 2014 at 8:12 am

          If I remember correctly, I used ANOTHER adjective before liar for more specificity ๐Ÿ™‚

          • December 9, 2014 at 8:31 am

            There really are no words for what we all suffered and are still suffering from those 8 miserable years of George W Bush. It just turns my stomach to think of the unending consequences.

    • 15 desertflower
      December 9, 2014 at 8:09 am

      Thank you, thank you, thank you, meta!!

  7. 17 jackiegrumbacher
    December 9, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Morning. There was so much goodness in last night’s posts I just wanted to say another thanks for keeping us all going. The bleak, rainy, sleety weather is doing everything possible to dampen my Christmas spirit, so I hope someone else has some to spare.

  8. 18 africa
    December 9, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Happy Tuesday TODers

    Heeeeeeeya Chips!!

  9. 19 africa
    December 9, 2014 at 7:45 am

    • 20 jackiegrumbacher
      December 9, 2014 at 8:07 am

      Yes, he was, Africa. Our president is so multi-talented he just leaves me in awe every..single..time. Hope all is well with you today.

  10. December 9, 2014 at 8:12 am

    I’m guessing this video will be taken down soon-ish, so for anyone who missed the President’s interview with Colbert:

    • 22 Dudette
      December 9, 2014 at 8:36 am

      During the discussion about Keystone, around 5:15 Stephen interrupts him and POTUS says “What I’ve said Bill..” For a sec, I thought POTUS made a mistake calling Stephen by the wrong name, then it hit me, he was making a reference to being interrupted by Bill O’Reilly during his Fox interview. Only a few people caught that. PBO is soooo smooth! ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. 26 Dudette
    December 9, 2014 at 8:13 am

    LOL! Couldn’t wait to watch this again! Replay button will be getting a workout today! ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. 27 Dudette
    December 9, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Love how he does the Spock Eye Brow Lift at 6:08 and the face at 6:57!
    Hahahahaha! I just LOVE that man! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. 28 99ts
    December 9, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Ahhhhh – thank you Ms Chips for finding the youtubes for those of us from disadvantaged countries

    Colbert is a great supporter of PBO – really allowed all the points to get across. We get Dave’s show on our TV, so hopefully we will get Colbert in his new gig

    • December 9, 2014 at 8:21 am

      A pleasure 99ts!! I’m still howling, it was sublime!!

    • 35 arapaho415
      December 9, 2014 at 8:45 am

      I used to follow tweeters from the UK, and IIRC they commented on Colbert’s show — I’m certain that they commented on Jon Stewart, so I think the Stewart/Colbert shows aired there. I wonder why Australia wasn’t included in these Comedy Central broadcasts.

      • December 9, 2014 at 8:48 am

        Hiya arapaho415, Ireland has pretty much all the same channels as the UK and for some bizarre reason Colbert wasn’t on any of them last time I checked. You could get Stewart, but not Colbert. Never understood why!

        • 37 arapaho415
          December 9, 2014 at 8:57 am

          Wow, that’s bizarre — and now explains why I saw more tweets about Stewart than Colbert from UK tweeters.

          I think the UK and its commonwealth — what’s the term for nations where the British Queen is head of state, but not part of the UK, like Canada, Australia, etc.? — would have appreciated Colbert. He is hysterical, and I think his humor would appeal to Brits — and seems like such a genuinely nice person.

          Loved his segment when he interviewed John Lewis and gave him a (small) banner/flag from the 1963 MLK “I Have A Dream” speech, telling Rep. Lewis that he (Colbert) attended (in his Mother’s womb).

          • December 9, 2014 at 9:02 am

            It’s nuts arapaho415, and videos of Colbert on the site are only viewable in the US.

            Oh, I completely missed that interview with John Lewis, HAVE to look it up!

            • December 9, 2014 at 10:41 am

              wow…..GM MsChips..if you are successful please please post it…thanks so much….i completely forgot about the interview….i watched it this morning….The President is soooooooo entertaining…..i love watching him

            • 40 canadabarb4obama
              December 9, 2014 at 3:30 pm

              In Canada, we access Colbert via thecomedynetwork.ca perhaps other countries can access as well thru this link?

      • 41 99ts
        December 9, 2014 at 8:52 am

        We got them for a couple of years arapaho (c. 2010?) on our ABC (govt TV channels – like the BBC) but then they were gone. Could be on cable – not alot of folks use cable in Oz – too expensive

  14. 42 arapaho415
    December 9, 2014 at 8:40 am

    GM TODville, THANK YOU for the Colbert links, will watch now.

    I responded to some comments on the overnight thread, since Colbert aired three hours after the eastern/central US — the comments about the show had me howling, and appreciated the tweets about the President’s appearance posted here.

    A couple you might have missed, both posted by our Dudette:

    Love this tweet, since @LarryWilmore will assume hosting duties of Colbert’s show next month! Everyone who has a DVR, please continue to record this timeslot to support Mr. Wilmore — I know nothing about his crew and writers, but I said when it was announced that I hope he hired in the same proportion of whites-to-minorities as the Colbert show did, in reverse (i.e., television shows are known for being as pasty white as political reporters/columnists, so hoping the @LarryWilmore flipped that proportion in reverse — so hard to get into that business without contacts/friends).

    Can’t wait for PBO to sub on @LarryWilmore’s show, LOL. ๐Ÿ™‚

    And thanks to Dr. Pepper, I wasn’t 100% clueless about what #TheDecree was:

    • 43 Dudette
      December 9, 2014 at 8:51 am

      Hi Arapaho! That segment of Stephen’s show is usually called “The Word” — since the President took over for the night they had to give it a new name! ๐Ÿ˜€

      • 44 arapaho415
        December 9, 2014 at 9:01 am

        Ahhh, the “No Words” sailed right over my head.

        This is why I rarely comment about NW’s humor tweets — I don’t “get” most of them, guess I’m humor-challenged — definitely am popular culture-challenged. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  15. 46 Dudette
    December 9, 2014 at 8:54 am

  16. 49 Dudette
    December 9, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Had to come back and post this, cuz I saw video yesterday, but the significance didn’t really hit me until I saw this tweet!

  17. 50 GGAIL
    December 9, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.

    I am looking forward to seeing this video, big thanks!!

  18. 53 Dudette
    December 9, 2014 at 9:03 am

    … and THIS!

  19. December 9, 2014 at 9:11 am

  20. December 9, 2014 at 9:12 am

    So, will be late for work this morning. I watched the full episode of Colbert. Thank you all for posting. Is our President terrific or what?

  21. December 9, 2014 at 9:25 am

    what’s the word on this ‘entrepreneur’ running for Mayor.

    Who is this?

    How can I have lived in this city my whole life practically and don’t know who he is?


    LocalSouth Side Entrepreneur Plans On Pouring Millions Of His Own Money Into Mayoral Campaign

    December 8, 2014 6:35 PM

    HICAGO (CBS) โ€” A South Side millionaire could turn out to be the X-factor in Februaryโ€™s Chicago Mayoral Election.

    Dr. Willie Wilson grew up picking cotton, but he ended up reaping millions as a successful entrepreneur.

    CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the self-made multi-millionaire plans to spend up to $3 million of his own money, which could energize South and West siders already upset with Mayor Emanuel, but until now were without a community candidate to back.

    He is not even the best known of the little-known challengers, unless you talk to his benefactors, among them, ministers who were at Wilsonโ€™s campaign kickoff on Monday.

    โ€œHeโ€™s given me his heart and heโ€™s given me his checkbook,โ€ said Rev. TL Barrett of the Life Center Church.

    He has no political experience and has never run for office. Of course, neither did Bruce Rauner, who Wilson endorsed in a campaign commercial.

    โ€œI happen to think he is a good human being,โ€ Wilson said. โ€œI didnโ€™t look at him as a Republican.โ€

    Wilsonโ€™s his own video crew was there today, gathering footage for upcoming TV spots the two-to-three million dollars campaign plans to spend.


    • 58 57andfemale
      December 9, 2014 at 9:43 am

      If I’m not mistaken, he is a bit of a world-class loon who loves sociopathic “entrepreneurs” and businessmen.

      Emanuel has been pretty bad but we don’t need this sociopath either, just because he’s AA.

    • 59 57andfemale
      December 9, 2014 at 9:45 am

      “I didn’t look at [rauner] as a Republican.”

      Fine — your support means you will decimate all unions, hate the minimum wage, believe that all city services should be privatized. And you know nothing about government, except what it can deliver to the rich.

      Nice. Real nice.

      And the fact that cbs is touting him as something reasonable, is terrifying.

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