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Jan
15

Early Bird Rise and Shine

Island Snow, Kailua yesterday

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MoooOOOooorning!


94 Responses to “Early Bird Rise and Shine”


    • 5 jackiegrumbacher
      January 2, 2015 at 8:46 am

      Morning, Libra. Congratulations on catching the early worm. Have a bright and brilliant day!!!

    • 7 Roberta in MN
      January 2, 2015 at 9:26 am

      Congrats on 1st libra. (I am also a Libra). Good people come into the world in October, then Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, July, Aug, Sept, Nov & Dec. πŸ™‚ Does that cover everyone else here?

      Good Morning Chips, Don, Hopefruit, Jackieb, nancie, & AMK. Have a wonderful Friday. Love the pictures this morning. Our Prez is looking goooood. bbl. Oops, GM Ranman & Sue, sherijr, prettyfoot, & ggail. Did I miss anyone? Sorry if I did. πŸ™‚

      • 8 libra800
        January 2, 2015 at 9:41 am

        Thanks Roberta!

      • 9 0388jojothecat
        January 2, 2015 at 10:02 am

        Congrats Libra800 on being one if the many early fursts in 2015. Also, Happy New Year TOD family. I have enjoyed the posts for NY eve & day.

        P.S. Hello Roberta In MN and all TOD’er hope all is well.

    • 10 sabreen60
      January 2, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Congrats on #1 Libra! Good morning to you, Ms. Chips and TODers. Just looking at pictures of President Obama on vacation makes me smile πŸ™‚

  1. 11 Don
    January 2, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Congrats libra800! Libra is my birth sign.

  2. 13 Don
    January 2, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Does anyone know if the jobs numbers will come out today?

  3. January 2, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Good morning, TOD family! A whole crispy shiny fragrant sparkling new year! Happy New Year — TOD contributes to my happiness every day. Beautiful post in every way. I love the blue and white sign in the first image: “Welcome back Obama Ohana. We believe in supporting our President”. I’ll have a double scoop of that!

  4. January 2, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Well that was rude of me! Good morning, Libra800, and how about you, coming in FIRST! Well done. Good morning, Ms. Chips! Good morning, Don!

  5. January 2, 2015 at 8:40 am

    G’morning Chips & TOD! Happy Friday everyone πŸ™‚

  6. 23 amk for obama
    January 2, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Apple is facing a lawsuit for not telling users about the amount of memory required by an upgrade its flagship operating system.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30655176

    So did apple tell ya, petal?

  7. 26 jackiegrumbacher
    January 2, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Morning. Had a tough time accessing TOD this morning, something already going kaphooey with my new computer. I don’t guess tt could be the me, could it? Love, love, love these photos of our president and Malia–so much alike and so at peace with each other. How I hate to think of him going back into cold, adversarial DC, but he’s got lots of dragons to fight in the days ahead. Just wish he could take a bit of the sunshine and the shaved ice with him.

  8. January 2, 2015 at 8:44 am

    FYI folks –

  9. January 2, 2015 at 8:45 am

    What presence, beauty and love in those last two photographs of Miss Malia. And I’m looking at the other signs visible in the photos. One says “Open” — that’s PBO, open to other people’s ideas, open to change, open to connection, open for business with anyone coming forward with good intentions and honesty. The other says “No Parking Any Time”, but all I can really read is “Any Time”. That’s PBO — showing up with that 10,000 watt smile, clear vision, generous heart, sharp mind and self-aware prsence. He is ready and present anytime anywhere. We are SO BLESSED!!!!

  10. January 2, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Good morning and Happy New Years Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family. I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Friday morning. Congrats Libra, on being first this morning. TGIF ❀

    Thank God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  11. 31 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    January 2, 2015 at 8:47 am

    I LOVE THE PIX OF PBO AND FAMILY…I FEEL SO BADLY FOR HIM THOUGH…INSIDE MYSELF…I HATE TO SEE HIM HAVE TO RETURN TO THE PIGS IN BLANKETS OR ON BARSTOOLS. HE DOESN’T DESERVE WHAT THOSE INFIDELS DISH OUT….HE DOESN’T DESERVE TO HAVE TO WADE THROUGH THEIR TRASH…I WISH THE WH WAS IN THE ISLANDS WITH A MOAT! I AM CHANGING MY NICKNAME FOR PBO…ALTHOUGH I HOLD THE ENERGIZER BUNNY DEAR TO MY HEART…HE IS NOW THE ‘EQUALIZER PRESIDENT’ AND APPROPRIATELY SO!..I THINK PBO AND DENZEL GOT THE MEMO!…:)…ENJOY…FILLING IN THE BLANKS! I MYSELF AM NOT HAVING SO MUCH FUN HERE EITHER…HOWEVER…I TOO AM A MS. EQUALIZER AND THERE TAIN’T NO MAN WHO IS GOING TO PUT A RUN IN MY HOSE!…:)…NEXT!!!

  12. 32 Don
    January 2, 2015 at 8:54 am

    What strikes me about these photos is the plainness of the individuals, everyday working folks enjoying ice cream. One would never know that the main character in these photos is the most powerful person in the world. Gone are the days of President Obama having to deal with the Republicans, the Republicans now have to deal with President Obama.

    • 33 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      January 2, 2015 at 8:56 am

      OH SHIVER ME TIMBERS….IT WILL BE GLORIOUS WATCHING THOSE BARSTOOLS TREMBLE!!!!

    • 34 sherijr
      January 2, 2015 at 8:58 am

      excellent comment Don, your depiction is so spot on.

    • 35 jackiegrumbacher
      January 2, 2015 at 9:01 am

      Oh Don, if beltway Republicans don’t know that, they are soon to find out. This is the fourth quarters of the Obama presidency and he is the consummate fourth quarter player.

    • January 2, 2015 at 9:05 am

      Don….you are so right…
      i have heard so much analysis about why “Wall Street” does not “like” the President….it is because although they are making money hand over fist…they know that he is not one of them,….

      these pics give a window into the man…

      • 37 jackiegrumbacher
        January 2, 2015 at 9:18 am

        Pf. that’s why I put nothing past “the Wall Street types” in the next few months. They will even try to screw up the economy to undermine the president and will work with their fellow Republicans, their billionaire backers and the GOP owned media to throw as many nails as possible under the tires of every successful program and achievement. I wouldn’t even be beneath them to stir up international terrorism and work out deals with the Saudis to curb their oil production so gas prices go up again. And stirring up racial tension and promoting fear of riots, crime, and “the other” are at the top of their agenda. The list of dragons our president has to fight will be endless, but I’m positive he knows exactly who and where they are and precisely how the fight will be waged. They will not catch him unprepared and they will never make him afraid.

    • 39 Vicki
      January 2, 2015 at 9:53 am

      Five Star comment, Don.
      Oh and good morning TOD
      Plus, Our President looks fabulous in that white top doesn’t he.

    • 41 MightyPamela
      January 2, 2015 at 11:46 am

      Agree, Don. When people recognize he is human, and behave around him as they would you or I (well, maybe!), everyone enjoys the moment more. It feels like the utmost respect to be cool and allow him to savor one of his favorite foods, sharing the fun with his beautiful daughter, and laughing about nothing! This is how we can love our best, and let him be.

  13. 42 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    January 2, 2015 at 8:55 am

    I LOVE TO SEE PBO IN PLACES WHERE HE IS RESPECTED…:)

  14. 45 sherijr
    January 2, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Well this is a very nice wake up- POTUS in beachy attire, I like it πŸ™‚ Looking quite good Mr. President! Good morning TOD.. woke up to a pack of police arresting some errant driver in front of my house.. they seem to arrive in 3 to 4 patrol cars lately, but they were calm at least.

  15. 46 GGAIL
    January 2, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.

  16. 47 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    January 2, 2015 at 9:02 am

    GREAT ‘OHANA’ SIGNAGE…ACTUALLY GOD’S WORD ORDERS RESPECT FOR THOSE HE CHOOSES TO LEAD…SHAME ON THOSE WHO DON’T OR SCREAMING IDIOTS WHO SPIT ON BUSES FILLED WITH IMMIGRANT CHILDREN…DON’T GET ME STARTED !!!!!..MY ‘EQUALIZER’ BRISTLES!

    • 48 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      January 2, 2015 at 9:05 am

      I HOPE WE AREN’T GOING TO GET A CONTINUED TELEVISED SAGA OF RUSTY AND HIS CRYING TOWEL. I CAN ONLY AFFORD SO MUCH KLEENEX!

  17. 49 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    January 2, 2015 at 9:18 am

    BBL…BLESSINGS EVERYONE AND I HOPE PBO HAS MORE RELAXATION BEFORE ENTERING THE TROFT! I KNOW TOO WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE WITH PEOPLE WHO DON’T RESPECT YOU.

  18. January 2, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Am I the only one who thinks his approval last year was actually the same as it is this year (~48 to 50-ish) – but his numbers were artificially depressed by the pollsters/MSM because of the midterm elections?

    • 51 kid kanga
      January 2, 2015 at 9:53 am

      not the only one. No one with 2 working brain cells to rub together, IMO, can think otherwise. After the MSM cheerleading for the iraq war, i thought no way could the news sink even lower. 2014 election cycle proved me wrong. They found a way to go even lower.

      • 52 sabreen60
        January 2, 2015 at 11:10 am

        I agree with you 100%. It’s the reason I turned off the TV. MSM was bashing PBO non-stop. If anyone thinks MSNBC is “librul” they are delusional. Everyone from Schultz to Rachel was bashing him. The only one who wasn’t was Rev Al. But he had to keep to the script re guests on his show, so I stopped watching him too.

  19. 53 JER
    January 2, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Good Morning Chips and TOD.

  20. 55 forus50
    January 2, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Good morning Chipsticks and all you Early Birds!! πŸ™‚ Chips, I just want to make sure you saw this from a thread last night.
    http://theobamadiary.com/2015/01/01/a-tweet-or-two-198/#comment-1229242

  21. 59 japa21
    January 2, 2015 at 9:53 am

    GM all TODvillians. Year is off to a great start, except for Chelsea. Chips desk is back together, MSU beats Baylor, and TOD is closing in on 29 million. And most important of all, our President is in a take no prisoners mode in dealing with the GOP.

    Boy, am I looking forward to all the GOP angst.

  22. 60 arapaho415
    January 2, 2015 at 9:57 am

    GM TODville.

    Posted this last night — then my power went off for several hours — quite a surprise, since it’s neither freezing nor windy here now. Have no idea what caused the outage.

    Some in the TOD family have the same disdain for Tim Russert as they do for our current (beyond navel-gazingly, deskbound) horrible MSM. I’ve mentioned before that I value the opinion of those who have life-experiences apart from the standard white-elite, summer camp, prep school, Ivy League old-boy network that seems to be a requirement for today’s MSM.

    Tim Russert and Mario Cuomo were raised in real-world America, not elite privilege.

    From Mario Cuomo’s obituary:
    In 1984: “An eloquent spokesman for liberal politics, he stood out in a relatively barren field of Democrats with national stature. And behind the scenes, two close advisers, his son Andrew and Tim Russert, who went on to host ‘Meet the Press,’ saw an opportunity. They successfully lobbied the party to invite Mr. Cuomo to deliver the keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco.”

    Mario Cuomo’s parents spoke no English, and he had a hard time finding a job because of his Italian heritage. Again, from the @nytimes obit:
    “His job with Judge Burke and his law school success β€” he graduated at the head of his class β€” led Mr. Cuomo to assume that in entering private practice he would have his pick of New York’s leading law firms. Instead, one after another rejected him, in his view because he was Italian-American. ‘I obviously am the original ethnic from Queens: my hands, my face, my voice, my inflections,’ he said. The experience fed a lifelong disdain for anybody who struck Mr. Cuomo as elitist.”

    Rest in peace, Mario Cuomo, the world needs more people with your conviction and sense of fairness:

  23. 61 forus50
    January 2, 2015 at 9:58 am

    What an obscenity; the lives lost, the heartache, the wounded lives and souls. All to make the psychotic war criminal Cheney and Bush and Tony Blair and their companies obscenely wealthy. Documents captured in the raid on bin Laden compound in 2011, show that the core al-Qaeda membership in 2002 was 170. This is what we we “went to war” against with tanks and bombs and foot soldiers all over two countries for a decade.

    I really hope the new AG decides to prosecute those assholes in 2016. At least make an attempt so to make their lives miserable.

  24. January 2, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Thoughts and prayers for Senator Reid.

  25. January 2, 2015 at 10:10 am

    WHOA

  26. January 2, 2015 at 10:11 am

    He was treated for his injuries yesterday and his doctors expect a full recovery. πŸ™‚

  27. January 2, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Good morning TOD folks! nice to see PBO really relaxing on his vacation.

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  29. January 2, 2015 at 11:29 am

    No surprise there…

  30. 75 dakota
    January 2, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Good Morning TOD Family!

    I hope everyone is having a very Happy New Year. I’ve been a little frustrated because this is actually the first time in days that I’ve been able to access this site without losing the connection! I’m very fortunate to have my very own private “Geek Squad” and were going through an entire uninstall/install period. Things are much better, but totally not out of the woods yet. Oh and was having that iPad issue again as well.

    Anyway the good new is that I was able to vote for the Photo of the Year and my choice won! Yay! So many excellent photos, a very hard decision. Pope and Hope…a great team.

    Very sad about the passing of Mario Cuomo. We lived in New York when he was governor and I really liked him. One of the happiest things that I remember about him was the parade for Nelson Mandela. There Gov. Cuomo was on a float, clapping and grooving in full celebration of the moment. He was a wise and decent man who will be missed.

    Love to you all!

    Hi Chips Smoochie Face!

  31. January 2, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    The Catholic church in my area is now chiming the song “Oh Holy Night.” πŸ™‚

  32. January 2, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    The Democrats love to use PBO when its time to get retweets and tweets or beg for $$$.

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  34. 84 Nena20409
    January 2, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    GM/GA/Good Day TOD.
    This post is just wonderful.
    Shorts and Floppers? INPeech……. πŸ˜‰ Okay, Chips ❓
    Au ⭐ for Libra800, YES!

  35. 85 Nena20409
    January 2, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Lord have Mercy!
    The nutcase from MN Dist 6th is claiming what Now?
    The soon to be a Former Rep is a basket case.

  36. 86 Nena20409
    January 2, 2015 at 12:25 pm

  37. 87 Nena20409
    January 2, 2015 at 12:26 pm

  38. 88 Nena20409
    January 2, 2015 at 12:31 pm

  39. 89 Nena20409
    January 2, 2015 at 12:35 pm

  40. 90 Nena20409
    January 2, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Okay…..I will too….Just for today πŸ˜‰

      • 92 Nena20409
        January 2, 2015 at 12:40 pm

        Hello Chips…..I thought I was the ONLY TOD here for a few minutes now……Hi and how is Danny? Your Fix-a-desk done Yet? Mom doing Okay since she lost her beloved Priest brother?

        • 93 Nena20409
          January 2, 2015 at 12:42 pm

          Oops….. pardon me…..I did a VC πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ ❓

          There is a New Post…….Oh Common Nena πŸ˜‰

        • January 2, 2015 at 12:44 pm

          You are not alone, Nena! πŸ™‚

          All is excellent, Mom doing fine, my desk is majestic, and Danny had an epic day swimming and running and squirrel-chasing. Although, he came upon a dead pigeon, poked at it, and ended up with feathers all over his face. He was confused, I was freaked.

          Hope everything’s great with you, Nena!


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