Early Bird Chat

On This Day: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama dance while the band Earth, Wind and Fire performs at the Governors Ball in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 22, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)



102 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. February 22, 2015 at 7:45 am

    GM, TOD. Two of our church campuses have cancelled services. Doing the regualr three services (contemporary) at the other campus. 34 degress, but still very icy and slushy in places. Also flooding issues in the area. Looks like the worst is over and moving out today.

    Hope everyone stays warm, well and happy today.

  2. February 22, 2015 at 7:47 am

    Awww Good Morning Chips..TOD Family…Hope everyone has a beautiful Sunday! Not quiet awake yet but didn’t want to leave Chips alone here. Been RT some #ObamaLovesAmerica tweets to get it trending back on top this morning ;-))

  3. February 22, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Good Morning Amk and tnmtgirl be careful with all that Ice and flooding.No one was here with Chips when I started typing..Happy Sunday Everyone 😉

  4. February 22, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Goooooooood Morning…..MsChipsssssssss…AMK…..Terri…tnmt…

    i wonder how many GOP Govs went to the ball last night

  5. February 22, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Sunday morning. Congrats Ms. Chips, on being the first to open your own store for your lovely customers. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    To all, have a beautiful blessed day today ❤ ❤ ❤

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

  6. 22 amk for obama
    February 22, 2015 at 8:16 am

    A faith-based comedy about the true meaning of Christmas was the big winner at the annual Razzie Awards.

    Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas won four awards, including worst picture and worst actor, at Saturday night’s 35th Golden Raspberry Awards ceremony.

    The tongue-in-cheek show, which celebrates movie-making mediocrity, took place a short walk from the venue for Sunday’s Academy Awards.

    Razzie winners, who rarely turn up, get a $4.79 gold-spray-painted trophy.

    Saving Christmas won worst picture, worst actor, worst screenplay and worst screen combo – for former Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron “and his ego”.

    “This is a vanity project that Kirk Cameron put together”, Razzie founder John Wilson told BBC Radio 5 live after the ceremony.

    “It’s about on the level of a super 8 movie from when I was a kid. It has no cinematic value at all.”

    He pointed out that the film was rated number one worst movie of all time on international movie database IMDB.com

    Saving Christmas is also only one of two films last year to score a zero rating on the review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes.

    The tag line on its film poster is “Put Christ back in Christmas”.


    and jesus obliged.

    • 23 jackiegrumbacher
      February 22, 2015 at 8:21 am

      With that kind of background, “Saving Christmas,” will be a hit with college kids at keg and drug parties.

      • 24 Roberta in MN
        February 22, 2015 at 8:24 am

        GM jackieg

        • 25 jackiegrumbacher
          February 22, 2015 at 8:29 am

          Morning Roberta. I thank Minnesota and Pa are going to be in a race to get to Spring weather first. Today, I’m betting on MN.

          • 26 Roberta in MN
            February 22, 2015 at 9:35 am

            Not happening Jackie, we have -8 below right now and highs only in the +1-2 range don’t even ask about the wind chills. We are not supposed to get in the twenties until Monday-Tuesday. Then heading home on Wednesday. I am in the Northern part of Minneapolis visiting my oldest Sister. We would have a heat wave if we got to 35.

  7. 27 amk for obama
    February 22, 2015 at 8:17 am

    btw, how did man u do y’day?


  8. 28 Roberta in MN
    February 22, 2015 at 8:22 am

    Good Morning Chips, Danny, am, tnmtngirl, terrih, prettyfoot58, & RanMan. Sunny here and -10 high today =1 and wind chills -17+, my sister & I are staying in today. 🙂 Hope everyone has a peaceful Sunday.

  9. 29 amk for obama
    February 22, 2015 at 8:22 am

    hammers are hammering spurs. 2-0

  10. 30 jackiegrumbacher
    February 22, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Morning, Chips et all. We are living in an extended version of “Frozen.” Snowed all afternoon yesterday and all night, so plows are busy this morning. FAUX and friends must be stirring up a lot of ISIL hysteria because I’m hearing that diehard Republicans are predicting the Apocalypse and saying that our president is too____.____.____ (fill in blanks) to handle this “worst than the Nazis” threat. One of my relatives told me that she “needed” a Republican president to feel ‘safe.’ FAUX is the only TV she watches. So much ignorance, so little time.

    • February 22, 2015 at 8:36 am

      Morning Jackie! Oh, endless commiserations on your weather, it looks like winter has no intention of ending.

      Just when I think I’ve seen it all when it comes to Fox-fueled right wing hate/hysteria, along comes someone else who leaves me gobsmacked. Twitter has been something else the past few days, my mentions are crawling with utterly deranged RWers. Gaaaaawd help us all.

    • 32 Roberta in MN
      February 22, 2015 at 9:39 am

      He, one of my nieces posted on her FB Glenn Becks WWIII bullshyte. I just shake my head. But there are a lot of people that are saying that, it’s in the wind and no matter what you say, nobody believes you. It’s a sad day, they can’t wait until there is actually something to report, just projection on what they want to happen. But then they need to start the draft again and nobody is eligible for deferment.

  11. 33 amk for obama
    February 22, 2015 at 8:31 am

    on beebs

    Tottenham have had the jam taken out of their doughnuts by that second West Ham goal. They look as flat as an underbaked souffle.

    See, not as easy as it looks…

    • 37 carolyn
      February 22, 2015 at 9:44 am

      My doctor uncle told us about this overuse of antibiotics way back in the 60s. He predicted the mutations of bacteria, and the ineffectiveness of antibiotics to fight these mutations. He refused to give antibiotics to people with viruses, though the mothers insisted on giving their children shots for every sniffle. He would try to educate them, and explain why he couldn’t prescribe antibiotics for flu, ….”antibiotics don’t work on viruses”, but they just refused to listen and accept. So, he started prescribing placebos….just sugar pills so they would be satisfied.

      I asked him about treating a cold, and if these over the counter medicines would help. He said…..”A week with the meds, seven days without.” For flu…..aspirin, hot lemonade, stay warm, sweat it out. That has been our family prescription….of course the flu has become more virulent due to incorrect use of antibiotics. And of course, he said, always get your vaccinations. Growing up in pre-vax times, and having the long measles, rubella, chicken pox, mumps, and whooping cough, I certainly got my children vaccinated!

      • 38 amk for obama
        February 22, 2015 at 10:22 am

        My mother was also very much anti antibiotics. As kids, when we fell ill, not much of medicine was ever given.

      • 39 arapaho415
        February 22, 2015 at 10:53 am

        GM Carolyn,

        I’ve only taken antibiotics once in my life — I was 12 years old and my temperature spiked at 106F — diagnosed with strep throat, doctor prescribed penicillin and I (obviously) recovered.

        Even when I was hospitalized for 3 days because of viral bronchitis/asthma a decade ago didn’t take antibiotics (viral, not bacterial infection), just some sort of steroids.

        I’ve been wary of anti-bacterial anything since college in the 1970s, when warned against during some of my professors’ lectures.

        BTW, did you see this?

        • 40 carolyn
          February 22, 2015 at 11:16 am

          This has been a story in our papers, and educators and parents have rallied to stop this. Even here, sometimes the rabid right goes too far. Fortunately, our new Sec of Ed, though a Republican, is not a rabid right wing ideologue, and this was not allowed to take effect. I think this kind of thing will be a battle for a few more years, but I firmly think that this rubbish will lose in the end.

  12. 42 amk for obama
    February 22, 2015 at 8:56 am

    unfortunately, many eat it up.

  13. 44 amk for obama
    February 22, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Go saints.

  14. 45 JER
    February 22, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Good Morning BFF and TOD.

  15. February 22, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Good morning TOD folks! Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful Sunday.

  16. 51 carolyn
    February 22, 2015 at 9:37 am

    I hope that Warmongering Bush family gets HUGE dissemination. Such truth, and they didn’t even include Prescott Bush who enabled World War II by his sale of weapons. They are a disgrace. Does no one question whether they love America?????

  17. 53 GGail
    February 22, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.

  18. 71 globalcitizenlinda
    February 22, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Good Morning everyone! Have a great day

  19. 73 Dakota
    February 22, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Good Morning TOD Family!

    Cold here today, expecting snow later on. Those that are experiencing this brutal winter weather, stay warm and if you absolutely have to go out, please be safe.

  20. 80 0388jojothecat
    February 22, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Good Morning TOD family! I see GGail is up and getting ready for our TOD SoCal/Birthday Celebration Brunch. Looking forward to see Purpleshoes, Tally, and of course the BD girl GGail. Everyone else have a safe and stay warm Sunday.

  21. 83 africa
    February 22, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Happy Sunday TODers!!

    Heeeeeeya Chips.

  22. 85 africa
    February 22, 2015 at 10:56 am

    MSM has a way of perpetuating GOP ugliness. I am sensing that the say way they covered birtherism, they are doing the same with this Rudy nonsense.

  23. 89 arapaho415
    February 22, 2015 at 10:57 am

    GM TODville,

  24. 90 africa
    February 22, 2015 at 10:58 am

  25. 93 arapaho415
    February 22, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Whoa, have no idea if this is true or not, but is food for thought:

  26. February 22, 2015 at 11:09 am

    G’morning Chips, TOD, lurkers, even amk! I’m kinda late this morning – not sure why… 🙂 Happy Sunday everyone!

  27. February 22, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Juan Williams has to earn them Slave Catching $$$$$

    Juan Williams takes to the WSJ to write a paean to Justice Clarence Thomas entitled “America’s Most Influential Thinker on Race“.

    Justice Thomas, who has been on the court nearly a quarter-century, remains a polarizing figure—loved by conservatives and loathed by liberals. But his “free”-thinking legal opinions are opening new roads for the American political debate on racial justice.

    His opinions are rooted in the premise that the 14th Amendment—guaranteeing equal rights for all—cannot mean different things for different people. As he wrote in Fisher v. University of Texas (2013), he is opposed to “perpetual racial tinkering” by judges to fix racial imbalance and inequality at schools and the workplace. Yet he never contends racism has gone away. The fact that a 2001 article in Time magazine about him was headlined “Uncle Tom Justice” reminds us that racism stubbornly persists.

    His only current rival in the race debate is President Obama. At moments of racial controversy the nation’s first black president has used his national pulpit to give voice to black fear that racial stereotyping led to tragedy. But that is as far as he is willing to go. His attorney general, Eric Holder , has gone further by calling Americans “cowards” when it comes to discussing race. And some critics have chastised him even for that.

    Justice Thomas, meanwhile, is reshaping the law and government policy on race by virtue of the power of his opinions from the bench. Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American on the Supreme Court, stood up as a voice insisting on rights for black people. Justice Thomas, the second black man on the court, takes a different tack. He stands up for individual rights as a sure blanket of legal protection for everyone, including minorities


    • 100 0388jojothecat
      February 22, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      What opinions? Everything he’s done does not help AA’s to improve but helps whites to keep AA’s away from education, voting and everything else. Juan is just an embarrassment as Uncle Tom Thomas.

  28. 101 Betsy
    February 22, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Good Morning everyone! Hope everyone has a great day.

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