Early Bird Chat




58 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. April 19, 2015 at 8:43 am

    See ya in a bit, Danny-ambling time!

  2. 6 desertflower
    April 19, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Morning Chips!! Morning, Danny! Anyone awake??

  3. 7 Don
    April 19, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Good Morning all!

  4. 8 sherijr
    April 19, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Good Morning Chips and all of TOD ~ wishing all of you a lovely day!

  5. 9 hopefruit2
    April 19, 2015 at 9:13 am

    G’morning Chips & TOD, and congrats Chips on #1! Happy Sunday everyone. 🙂

  6. 10 Roberta in MN
    April 19, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Yes am awake, catching up on the all the threads. Just finished up on smartypants-Horizons website. Good Moring all and Chips, Danny. Loved the pictures of Danny on the last thread. What ad dog. Love those trees. LOL.

  7. 11 Roberta in MN
    April 19, 2015 at 9:26 am

    What a beautiful picture of our First Couple. Thanks Chips.

  8. 12 jackiegrumbacher
    April 19, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Morning all. Love the very romantic randomness photo. I hope that when PBO writes his post-presidency book, he devotes a chapter to Michelle and the way that her love sustained him. She’s the one person in the world with whom he can be fully himself.
    On another, bummer note, I seem to have developed an intestinal flu kind of thing that’s making me very tired. I’m still going to push for a walk this morning because the real miracle medicine is fresh air.

  9. April 19, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Good morning, dear ones of TOD family. What a daymaker photo to start Sunday off right. Thankful for here and for y’all and for Chips, NerdyWonka, all BTs and everyone who gathers here. Desertflower, Don, sherljr, and hopefruit2, may every moment blossom with good sweet things for you, while all the others snoooooooozzzzze it away. Kidding — they’re just mesmerized by the lovebirds photo from Chips…

  10. April 19, 2015 at 9:29 am

    and Roberta in MN and jackiegrumbacher, who were getting coffee….

    • 16 Roberta in MN
      April 19, 2015 at 9:35 am

      I’m a little slow this morning, but NOT that slow Nancy. 🙂 kidding aside, good morning.

    • 17 jackiegrumbacher
      April 19, 2015 at 9:41 am

      Morning Nancie. May all your lovely wishes for the day be returned to you. Our weather is mild, the flowers are blooming and the sun is shining. Spring is strutting around in all it’s plumage these days.

  11. 19 Roberta in MN
    April 19, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Good Morning MP. I am on my PC so I don’t know how to do all the hearts & smilies. so (((hugs))) have a great Sunday.

  12. April 19, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Good morning, TODville.

    Yesterday we learned that FLOTUS attended the play, Hamilton.

    Hamilton is a hip-hop influenced musical about Alexander Hamilton now showing at Public Theater in NYC. It’s become the hit show of the season with a sold-out run off-Broadway and is most likely headed to Broadway soon. It was written and composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also plays Hamilton. Here’s a snippet of him performing one of the songs from the show at the White House poetry jam back in 2009. POTUS and FLOTUS seem very entertained.

    • April 19, 2015 at 9:59 am

      That is some amazing stuff, right there. I have never wanted to read a bio of Alexander Hamilton before. That was edge-of-your-seat exciting.

      • April 19, 2015 at 10:01 am

        Inorite?! It makes you want to see the play and learn more about Hamilton. Love the immigrant angle, too.

        • April 19, 2015 at 1:45 pm

          Love it all! I’d have to listen about 15 times to get all the info he delivers. What an awesome mashup! I’d reeeeeeally like to see the play. These Obamas! Always introducing us to new and delightful things! It’s amazing just how much they have managed to fulfill their goal of making the White House the People’s House. I don’t really even notice it anymore. It’s just the way things are. and I hope they continue to be that way, whoever comes next.

    • 25 Nerdy Wonka
      April 19, 2015 at 10:34 am

      I remember this!

      Thanks so much for the reminder, Meta. I’m glad that First Lady Michelle Obama remembered them and that the hip hop musical is enjoying so much critical and financial success.

    • 26 Obama Grandmama
      April 19, 2015 at 11:57 am

      Such a great energetic song! I remember watching some documentary, movie or reading a book about Alexander Hamilton and thinking at that time that his life was stranger than fiction. I spent a year of my life after first retiring putting in order on My Netflix list movies and documentaries about every US President and watching them in order. Even though Hamilton was not a President due to being born outside the U.S. he came up in other’s movies over and over again. The exercise was fun and interesting.

  13. 28 GGail
    April 19, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family. Sweet randomness 😘

  14. 29 jackiegrumbacher
    April 19, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Thanks, meta. It sounds like an amazing play. So glad FLOTUS got to see it. The cast must indeed have been speechless–I would have been blithering.

  15. April 19, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Goooooooooood Morning TODDDDDD…..

  16. April 19, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Ohhh Myyy :-O

    • 32 Don
      April 19, 2015 at 11:50 am

      Calling President Obama a “feminized man” aside, since when was it okay to call women bitches? And does Dowd suggest that Hillary act like a bitch just to win the election? I mean we almost torture rappers for calling women bitches but Dowd thinks its a badge of honor. President Obama done made these people lose their collective minds.

  17. April 19, 2015 at 10:45 am

  18. 36 yardarm756
    April 19, 2015 at 11:08 am


  19. 38 Obama Grandmama
    April 19, 2015 at 11:51 am

    You cannot fake that look of love between Barack and Michelle, unless you are award winning actors.

  20. April 19, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    I just saw the poet Elizabeth Alexander on MHP, Joy Reid is hosting the show this week end.

  21. 41 vcprezofan2
    April 19, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Afternoon, TODobots! Anyone applying?

  22. 42 hopefruit2
    April 19, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    That’s my President.

  23. 43 vcprezofan2
    April 19, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Sharing a message for we Dems to consider over the next 19 or so months. 😉

  24. 44 vcprezofan2
    April 19, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    As is usual, Sec. Jewell is on the move, working hard for the good of the nation, unlike others we could name.

    • 45 GGail
      April 19, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      Good morning VC and thanks so much for bringing a segment of our government that we would not see otherwise. We’re gonna have to give you dual citizenship….real soon 🙂

      • 46 vcprezofan2
        April 19, 2015 at 1:08 pm

        Good east coast morning, int’l sister, you are very welcome. Re dual citizenship, I’ll accept only if you all can fast track the paper work so that I can enjoy the last months of the Obamas in the people’s house. Somehow, I don’t think it would be useful for me after this. 😉 😉 😀

  25. 47 hopefruit2
    April 19, 2015 at 12:56 pm


    • 48 GGail
      April 19, 2015 at 12:58 pm

      I hate to begin my morning pissed off! Why did they have enough room to print Matthews whole name, but not the President’s???!!!!!

      • 49 hopefruit2
        April 19, 2015 at 1:02 pm

        I was thinking the same thing GGail. Although sometimes, I think the name “Obama” carries it’s own gravitas and recognition and folks are not necessarily being disrespectful when they leave out “President” in the tweets/headline.

        But if in fact they ARE being disrespectful, they can KMA!

    • 53 vcprezofan2
      April 19, 2015 at 1:22 pm

      My main concern is that they place Matthews’ chair far enough away from PBO’s so his spittle doesn’t get anywhere near the President. That’s one interview I don’t think I’ll be watching as that man’s bumbling and dribbling nauseate me.

      • 54 hopefruit2
        April 19, 2015 at 2:37 pm

        I’m with you on that one vc! I will be passing on that interview as well.

        • 55 vcprezofan2
          April 19, 2015 at 2:49 pm

          Hi, Hopef! I confess I have very little respect for Matthews, and his interview ‘style’ really, really disgusts me. Not important, but the first time I saw him talking with his wife on TV I was shocked. She seemed so much more together I was left wondering why *she* wasn’t also turned off by his speech ‘etiquette’.

          • 56 hopefruit2
            April 19, 2015 at 3:55 pm

            Perhaps he operates differently at home, although my sense is that this is his personality. So his wife probably puts up with stuff for her own personal reasons…

      • 57 Obama Grandmama
        April 19, 2015 at 5:52 pm

        CM talks over his guests right after he asks questions not allowing them to answer in full. I imagine I will hate his interview as much as the Faux interviews.

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