Early Bird Rise and Shine



Today (all times Eastern)

11:0 The President will host a meeting with the Council of the Great City Schools Leadership to discuss efforts to strengthen educational opportunities for students in city schools

12:30: White House Press Briefing






139 Responses to “Early Bird Rise and Shine”

  1. 1 Roberta in MN
    March 16, 2015 at 8:00 am

    GM Chips

  2. 7 Roberta in MN
    March 16, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Just got up and here you were Chips, is everyone else on the last thread? I will go check it out.

  3. 8 jackiegrumbacher
    March 16, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Morning, all. Love the first photo–the President looks so young and our FLOTUS is stunning the blue. Winter is struggling with spring to hold on to its power, so we’ll see who the winner is this week. Hope all the four-leaf clovers are popping up for tomorrow’s St. Pat’s celebration.

  4. March 16, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Good morning, Chips, Danny, NW and all TODers. I hope Monday is a good one for you all!

  5. 12 JER
    March 16, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Good Morning BFF and TOD.

  6. March 16, 2015 at 8:12 am

    A sure sign it’s nearly St. Patrick’s Day!

  7. March 16, 2015 at 8:23 am

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

  8. 26 Roberta in MN
    March 16, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Back to finish reading the tweets from last night. πŸ™‚

  9. 27 JER
    March 16, 2015 at 8:29 am

  10. March 16, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Good morning TOD folks.

  11. 29 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 8:40 am

    How cool is this?

    Wow, didn’t realize they had a parade this week. Not much on Twitter either.

  12. 30 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Heck I missed the one in Atlanta on Saturday. Turns out Enda Kenny was Grand Marshall! I’ve gotta get out more! πŸ™‚

  13. 39 vcprezofan2
    March 16, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Cograts, Roberta!

    Random GREETINGS to EVERYone (too many of you to name)! I can actually see the grass – mostly brown- outside my window so all is well. πŸ™‚

  14. 50 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 8:47 am

  15. 54 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Everybody have a Magnificent Monday!

  16. 56 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 8:55 am

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      March 16, 2015 at 9:59 am


  17. 58 Don
    March 16, 2015 at 9:01 am

    In the office on a Monday morning and everyone has an emergency because of course their emergency somehow trumps the shit that I’ve got to get done.

  18. March 16, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Good morning TOD …. long day ahead …. been watching the commentary about Putin … still nothing but crazy rumors even with the guy ‘resurfacing’ …. lots of activity in the Arctic with his navy … what a dangerous dude …. bbl ….

  19. 66 GGail
    March 16, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.
    It’s HOT already this morning!

  20. March 16, 2015 at 9:10 am

  21. 72 desertflower
    March 16, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Morning! Happy Monday:) Daughter’s birthday is Wednesday…24. I soooo wanted her to be born on the 17th…actually went to the hospital thinking that this was it…alas, they sent me home and I waited a few very painful hours at home only to return the next day and have her….remember it like it was yesterday:) Need to get through this week and then…SPRING BREAK!! Yahoo. I need a break:) Looking forward to this.

    • March 16, 2015 at 9:16 am

      “I soooo wanted her to be born on the 17th”

      πŸ™‚ I hope you still called her Patricia???

    • 83 jackiegrumbacher
      March 16, 2015 at 9:20 am

      Hey, Df, I sent you a comment that got lost in the ozone. Maybe it will resurface some time.

      • 84 desertflower
        March 16, 2015 at 9:24 am

        You did? OMG…where did it go? Was was it referring to? Hate when that happens! Hope you spend the week thawing out and seeing flowers pop up in random places:) Spring is coming!!!!

        • 85 jackiegrumbacher
          March 16, 2015 at 9:33 am

          It was about the fact that my mother wanted me to be born on May 1–even prayed for it. I defied her and was born after 11:00 pm on April 30. She ALWAYS reminded me of it.

          • 86 desertflower
            March 16, 2015 at 9:37 am

            πŸ™‚ The Dr. told me her due date was the 16th…wanted to have her on the 17th, ended up having her on the 18th:) All good. She was such a good baby…it was later that I wanted to velcro her to the wall!

  22. 87 jackiegrumbacher
    March 16, 2015 at 9:13 am

    So we begin another week of legislative blackmail–the human trafficking bill and the Loretta Lynch nomination get held up indefinitely, unless Dems agree to a draconian anti-abortion amendment. I hope the Dems stand firm and Eric Holder continues to act aggressively on all civil rights and corporate lawsuit fronts. I hope there’s massive public push back against Republican blackmail and a lot of publicity about what this means for human beings who are trafficked as slaves. This is what should be in every headline, not some some stupid re-iteration of Clinton email silliness. If we can’t take a moral stand against human trafficking without engaging in blackmail, we need a system of government that is more ‘democratic’ and less ‘representative.’ Members of Congress are supposed to act on behalf of the American people. I want Mitch McConnell to tell us which massive US constituency is in favor of buying and selling slaves.

    • 92 theo67
      March 17, 2015 at 2:57 am

      Yikes – always suspected Grayson was a strange one. Even if the wife was a bigamist, why would he deny her anything after 35 years of marriage and four children? Seems cruel.

  23. March 16, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Wow! Mo’ money mo’ problems.
    Nothing like coming into some money (or losing all you’ve got) to help you figure out who really cares about you.

  24. 94 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 9:24 am

  25. 95 amk for obama
    March 16, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Players and offcials of the India hockey team celebrate their World Hockey League final victory over Poland on Sunday.

  26. 102 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 9:26 am

    So, um, how bad do you want it? πŸ™‚

  27. 105 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 9:28 am

    • March 16, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      I have been saying this for years.
      It is a setup for modern day slavery.
      They promise them the world and make them feel inclusive when they know the real deal.
      The alumni keeps getting richer and richer.
      Have you seen the turnouts at these college games?

  28. March 16, 2015 at 9:29 am

    SAD that the party is going with this thinking.

    • 112 kid kanga
      March 16, 2015 at 9:48 am

      I love how its just a given that all these people that didn’t vote for hillary in the 2008 primary are all of a sudden just going to do so in 2016? crazyness. and obviously Jerry, if you ran for pres 3 times and never made it out of the primaries it is no wonder why you are not fond of them. sheesh.

  29. March 16, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Good Morning, Everyone πŸ™‚

  30. 115 japa21
    March 16, 2015 at 9:37 am

    GM all from almost summery Chicago. Will become far more seasonal tomorrow which I can deal with after way below seasonal for all of February.

    Looking forward to another wonderful week from PBO and not so looking forward to whatever traitorous actions the GOP will undertake.

  31. 118 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 9:40 am

    • 119 amk for obama
      March 16, 2015 at 9:45 am

      lol. nice graphic.

    • 120 vcprezofan2
      March 16, 2015 at 10:01 am

      Humpfff! Will someone please tell Boston this is not something to be bragged about? I’m going to go feed my face. 😦

      • March 16, 2015 at 1:47 pm

        VC, my sentiments exactly!
        How about somebody even whispering “Global Warming”and “Climate Change” to these got to win everything people, even if we cheat.
        Is setting a record more important than Mother Nature & Father Time trying to tell you something.
        I have friends who live there and they all say that racism is alive and well. It might as well be Ferguson.

  32. 123 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Of course they are!

  33. 124 forus50
    March 16, 2015 at 9:43 am

  34. 125 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 9:44 am

  35. 127 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 9:50 am

  36. 128 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 9:52 am

  37. 129 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 9:52 am

  38. 132 amk for obama
    March 16, 2015 at 9:56 am

    The police watchdog is investigating alleged corruption in the Metropolitan Police, including claims it covered up child sex offences because of the involvement of police officers and MPs.

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating 14 referrals spanning four decades.

    It said the claims were of “high-level corruption of the most serious nature”.


    for 40 years?

  39. 135 Dudette
    March 16, 2015 at 9:57 am

  40. March 16, 2015 at 9:58 am

    First Lady will appear on Ellen show today 4pm in my area.

  41. March 16, 2015 at 10:01 am

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