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Early Bird Chat

On this Day: Bob Dylan shakes President Obama’s hand following his performance at the “In Performance At The White House: A Celebration Of Music From The Civil Rights Movement” concert in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 9, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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MoooOOOooorning!


93 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. February 9, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Given the US electorate, as gullible as it is, and so enamored of quick-fixes, nothing is for certain.

    • 5 jackiegrumbacher
      February 9, 2015 at 7:54 am

      The key thing left out of this analysis, NCLB, is that the US media was not controlled by five hostile corporations in FDR’s time. Yes, he had extensive criticism but it wasn’t the 24/7 viciousness aimed at distorting truth and propagandizing the electorate. And FDR was a “white” member of the privileged elite, not a history making Black president. The fact that our president has broken through and delivered his message over, around and under the traditional media is a tribute to his political genius and his brilliance as a communicator.

    • February 9, 2015 at 7:58 am

      IMO, when any white reporter/journalist makes a comparison of President Obama to previous white Presidents (no matter the party) and fail to acknowledge the extent in which, racism is a major party of the opposition to President Obama even within the Democratic Party; they should be treated with hostility and distrust. So spare me the BS, please.

  2. February 9, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Good morning folks. Congrats NCLB!

  3. February 9, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Monday morning. Congrats NCLB, on being first this morning.

    To all, have a super-fantastic day today. ❥ ❥ ❥

    Thank God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America. ✩ ✩ ✩

  4. 15 amk for obama
    February 9, 2015 at 7:43 am

    furst.

  5. 28 jackiegrumbacher
    February 9, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Morning all. So much happening today with the Merkel visit. I hope PBO talks her into a firmer stance on Putin. He’s insane and out of control and he feels invulnerable right now. The pushback against him has to be hard and united.

  6. February 9, 2015 at 7:45 am

  7. February 9, 2015 at 7:45 am

    I wish it could be true.

    • 35 amk for obama
      February 9, 2015 at 7:48 am

      meh. will believe it when it happens.

    • 36 jackiegrumbacher
      February 9, 2015 at 7:57 am

      At least it’s a goal, which is more than Nigerian authorities had before. Just letting things happen is not a strategy. Maybe now, they’ll get it together and fight this scourge.

  8. February 9, 2015 at 7:47 am

    This will embolden Neten-YAHOO!

    • 38 jackiegrumbacher
      February 9, 2015 at 8:01 am

      Sadly, the Jewish families that emigrate from France will find little peace in Israel. I can’t see a bright future for them there.

  9. 39 amk for obama
    February 9, 2015 at 7:59 am

    gud gawd.

  10. February 9, 2015 at 8:01 am

  11. February 9, 2015 at 8:07 am

    With the Count, it all comes back to the golf course.

  12. February 9, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Lord, bless our POTUS. Keep him safe. Guide him at every step and in every direction.

  13. 53 amk for obama
    February 9, 2015 at 8:11 am

    A drone strike in Afghanistan has killed former Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Rauf, who recently swore allegiance to Islamic State, officials say.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31290147

    suck on it, mark.

  14. February 9, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Desperate times require desperate measures!

  15. February 9, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Another one of the Great Enablers…

  16. February 9, 2015 at 8:15 am

  17. 63 Don
    February 9, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Last night as I watched the Grammys I realized I’m an old coot. I thought I would be able to see it coming but sadly I wasn’t, It snuck up on me like Seal Team Six snuck up on bin laden. It wasn’t any particular song or artist, it was the fact that none of the music appealed to me, the only person I recognized from last night was Paul McCartney. Then I started thinking about “Live and Let Die”, it wasn’t a pretty sight.

  18. February 9, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Always a thoughtful person, not one acting on impulse, like those “Shoot first, then aim after” we had.

  19. 72 amk for obama
    February 9, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Samsung is warning customers to avoid discussing personal information in front of their smart television set.

    The warning applies to TV viewers who control their Samsung Smart TV using its voice activation feature.

    Such TV sets ‘listen’ to every conversation held in front of them and may share any details they hear with Samsung or third parties, it said.

    Privacy campaigners said the technology smacked of the telescreens, in George Orwell’s 1984, which spied on citizens.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31296188

    fucking orwell was a genius.

    • 73 jackiegrumbacher
      February 9, 2015 at 9:15 am

      Oh, for heaven’s sake. What does Samsung or any third parties want to know about boring, tedious family issues. People who own these devices should have an off button to disconnect them.

  20. February 9, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Before he does that, I wish I could deploy troops against him for the offensive and right down crazy things he says at time!

  21. February 9, 2015 at 8:39 am

    I said that long ago. From the very first time the T-baggers attacked religion or showed its intolerance against other people’s religion (The building of the Mosque in Wall Street area in NYC).

  22. February 9, 2015 at 8:40 am

  23. February 9, 2015 at 8:41 am

    I don’t know if they will listen, now putting me at risk with the measles outbreak…

  24. 81 JER
    February 9, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Good Morning Chips and BFF.


    President Obama talks with Vox Executive Editor Matthew Yglesias about war, peace, the Middle East, China, terrorism, foreign aid, and more.

    • 82 idon
      February 9, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      You know, I love love love my President because he is well read. He always discusses his current policies in terms of their historical context. He has inspired me to read history books and to gain greater insight into our former Presidencies and how they shaped the world he currently has to deal with.

  25. 83 JER
    February 9, 2015 at 8:48 am

    President Obama talks with Vox Editor-in-chief Ezra Klein about Obamacare, the economy, political polarization, income inequality, race, and more.

  26. February 9, 2015 at 8:56 am

    G’morning Chips & TOD!!! Happy Monday everyone 🙂

  27. 87 amk for obama
    February 9, 2015 at 9:03 am

    South Korea’s former spy chief has been sentenced to three years in jail for trying to influence the results of the 2012 presidential election.

    Won Sei-hoon, who headed the National Intelligence Service (NIS) until 2013, was found guilty of violating election laws.

    He was convicted of directing NIS agents to conduct an online smear campaign against the rivals of current President, Park Guen-hye.

    Won was immediately taken into custody.

    Under South Korean law, NIS agents are required to remain politically neutral.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31284704

    • 88 jackiegrumbacher
      February 9, 2015 at 9:23 am

      Imagine how many new prisons would have to be built if the US had such a law and enforced it. The number would be staggering in every state.

  28. February 9, 2015 at 9:04 am

  29. February 9, 2015 at 9:07 am

    He went there!!!!!

    But my President answered with intelligence and matter-of-factly.

  30. February 9, 2015 at 9:29 am

    The Vox interviews give POTUS a chance to demonstrate his facility and brilliance with a broad range of topics and issues. Just stunning.

    Although Ezra Klein can be a punk who gets on our nerves more often than not, he pulled this off very well. I do find the music running during the conversation to be off-putting but overall, a great, even innovative, job.


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