Early Bird Chat


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  1. 1 jackiegrumbacher
    April 26, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Morning all. Last night’s tour de force by PBO showed that there’s just no limit to his greatness. Just when you think you’ve seen him at his best, he manages to top it. I don’t think there’s ever been world leader like him. He not only accomplishes monumental things, he’s able to laugh about it.

    • April 26, 2015 at 8:47 am

      Gooooooood morning Jackie, it was absolutely wonderful, I may never stop laughing!

      • 3 Gazelle
        April 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm

        So happy to hear you got your LOLs back, Chips! I’m still a day or so behind on catching up, but was so happy to see this from WHCP event! It made my morning! Haven’t had stitches in my side for a loooong time. Warning: no coffee or other libations while watching, unless you’re far from your keyboard! You’re welcome, Democrats in Congress! Zing! So many buckets! I have to go to the store and get The Man some more buckets! πŸ™‚

    • April 26, 2015 at 11:38 am

      Good morning Jackie, Ms. Chips and TODers!. The President was amazing last night- as usual. He leaves me searching for words to describe his awesomeness.

  2. April 26, 2015 at 8:48 am

    • 9 jackiegrumbacher
      April 26, 2015 at 8:55 am

      I think FLOTUS synchronizes her clothes to the President’s speeches. If he’s going to pull out all the stops and deliver remarks for the ages, she dresses accordingly. Together they make the statement that they are matchless and wannabes and detractors can just eat their hearts out If you were a sentient being watching last night’s WHCD performance you would think that a) the president is the smartest, funniest man on the planet; and b) he’s got the most stunning wife in the world. Everyone and everything else is just one ‘meh’ in comparison.

    • April 26, 2015 at 10:02 am

      When FLOTUS walk on the stage last night the first thing I notice was the curls, and I liked that do on her. I’m trying to remember if she has ever wore her hair like that before.

  3. April 26, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Good morning all. Still laughing…..

  4. 13 jackiegrumbacher
    April 26, 2015 at 8:57 am

    I think my comment got swallowed by WP. Must be a hungry morning.

  5. 14 desertflower
    April 26, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Morning:) I’m all discombobulated this morning…I thought it was 6:30 and its really 5:30…hubby had to fly this morning and the same thing happened to him…only it was 3;30 and not 4:30am! Going to be one of those days!! Raining though…hope the rains reach CA, too…

    • 15 arapaho415
      April 26, 2015 at 9:38 am

      Good early morning, to you, DF.

      Sadly, no rain here in SoCal this week. The sky starting spitting in early afternoon (not even a drizzle — the kind of thing where you say, wait, was that a drop of rain??? no, oh wait, it might have been) but only for a few minutes. 😦

      Interestingly, I went to a “beneficial insects” class at my local nursery and the speaker (who specializes in landscaping for clients) said they no longer sell sod/grass. They will order it upon request, of course, but they are encouraging all clients to rip out their lawns for more climate-appropriate landscaping.

      The drought is all that anyone talks about at the local nurseries here. Californians are truly taking this situation seriously, unlike with previous droughts.

      Yay, a victory for common sense, among lala-land Californians!

      • April 26, 2015 at 9:46 am

        We got a few drops of rain early Saturday morning but barely noticeable. It is snowing pretty heavily in the Sierras, however.

        I’m glad to hear SoCal is taking notice of the drought regarding landscaping. This is no joke.
        I saw a guy the other day washing down his sidewalk and I was very tempted to approach him and say, HELLO?, but I refrained.

      • 17 desertflower
        April 26, 2015 at 9:50 am

        Morning, arapaho!! Xeriscaping is very beautiful. The grass is not necessary to have a beautiful and inviting yard. We do it here as a matter of course, but those midwest transplants DO love to bring their stuff with them when they come! Once upon a time, Dr’s would send their patients with allergies to the desert…not any more!! Trees and bushes and grasses from all over the damn place, plus the dust, makes this NOT a good place for allergy sufferers any more.

        Any way…some interesting xeriscape info.




        Just ask a garden center what plants are appropriate for this in CA….In the meantime, I hope your get some of this wonderful soaking rain we just had…

      • 18 jackiegrumbacher
        April 26, 2015 at 9:53 am

        Morning, Arapaho. There may come a day when the word ‘lawn’ is unknown to future generations. Those who read about it may wonder why people spent so much time and resources cultivating yards of grass. Lawns are a big drain on most people’s budgets–seed, equipment, endless weedkiller applications and hours and hours of time that could be better spent with family and friends.

        • 19 Obama Grandmama
          April 26, 2015 at 11:43 am

          About the lawns: when I lived in Juneau, considered a rainforest, my husband was called lawnman in the community we lived in. Besides mowing he fertilized, thatched, limed, and used weed killer regularly on our lawn and it was gorgeous. When he died I was faced with trying to do everything we both had done with one child grown on his own living in Hawaii, one that had just started college far away, one that was a senior in high school, and one a couple days from her sweet sixteen birthday. Did I say there are no roads in or out of Juneau? None of us could get the old hand-me-down lawn mower started. If I wanted a new lawn mower I had to have it barged up from the lower 48 at that time. I bought a push mower, but within a year I could hardly push the mower through the moss that had taken over the grass without doing all the other maintenance work he had done.
          Upon moving back to Oregon I did not want to deal with a lawn ever again. I have a landscape cloth over the ground with rocks on top on my lot. Started adding 4×4′ raised planters for ground covers, trees, flowers and veggies with drip water that is controllable concentrating on more drought resistant varieties. The vegetation keeps the area from looking like a vast area of rocks yet the table, bench, glider area and surrounding spaces with rocks keeps the planters to a minimum. I have created a nice area to sit and reflect in.

    • 20 0388jojothecat
      April 26, 2015 at 9:40 am

      GM TOD & df….CA did get rain yesterday and today is so beautiful after the rain…..have a glorious day basking in the comedic genius of PBHO. The media has a sad this morning.

    • 21 GGail
      April 26, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      GM DF, my area got a nice rain right after I got home yesterday. 😊

  6. 22 Ladyhawke
    April 26, 2015 at 8:58 am

  7. April 26, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Good Sunday, Chipsticks…TOD Family!!!

    Congrats on first JackieG! πŸ™‚

  8. April 26, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Happy Sunday TOWers

    Heeya Chips.

    PBO sure was a sight for sore eyes last night. Hit every mark with precision. Stuffy MSM ego couldn’t let them laugh at themselves.

  9. April 26, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Yikes my stupid tablet. Should say TODERS

  10. 27 desertflower
    April 26, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Don’t be fooled by the name..”Right to Work” states, mean “Right to Work FOR LESS” !!


    • 28 Obama Grandmama
      April 26, 2015 at 11:48 am

      Right to have no say in working conditions, pay, vacations, whatever. Just right to quit if you do not like it and try to find a better job. Back to the servant status days.

  11. April 26, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope everyone is doing well this lovely Sunday morning. Congrats Jackie, on being first this morning.

    To all, I hope you have a blessfull and glorious day today.

    Thank God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America. β­πŸ† β­πŸ† β­πŸ†

  12. April 26, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Good morning TOD folks! Great night for PBO. He delivers on every front.

  13. April 26, 2015 at 9:24 am

    I THOROUGHLY enjoyed the President at the WHPC Dinner last evening. It’s obvious that the 4th Quarter of his presidency has made him feel freer to express his feelings and deepest thoughts about everything Washington — GOP, Democrats, media, etc. Some of the places he went made me gasp and go, “Whoa!” [Some of the things he said made me think to myself, “He really does read The Obama Diary!” πŸ™‚

    To me, the Worst President Ever “joke” was telling. I’m sure many have believed that Cheney was the puppetmaster for much of went on in W’s administration; especially as it relates to Iraq. The President labeling Cheney as the worst president ever, even as part of a joke, lends some credence to that thought.

    This year’s WHPC dinner was the “bucket list” oration. I suspect the 2016 dinner will be the “Kiss my @$$” diatribe.

    • April 26, 2015 at 9:34 am

      2017 WHCD….”Bucket It”

    • 34 arapaho415
      April 26, 2015 at 9:43 am

      Love it, swbluega!

      Can’t wait for #2016KissMyBlackA**WHCD.

      It’s true that most of the white people (IOW, most the audience) looked puzzled/uncomfortable during the “anger translation” skit.

  14. April 26, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Goooood moooorrrninnnggg, Chips and Early Bird TODers!! Still laughing about our POTUS and his wild sense of humor. He really has it all. The press, not so much.

    • 36 desertflower
      April 26, 2015 at 9:29 am

      Reminded me of this BJ commenter:)

      patrick II says:
      April 26, 2015 at 12:06 am
      I like to watch Obama at the nerd-proms, and I think he enjoys it too. He takes a lot of crap from those assholes 364 days a year. On nerd-prom night he gets to give it back, with a dagger, a twist, and a smile. He is always funnier than the poor comedian who follows him, and draws more blood too.

  15. 42 a4alice
    April 26, 2015 at 9:26 am

    GM TOD – PBO proves once again that he he’s got Comedy Gold. That was funny! πŸ˜€

  16. 43 desertflower
    April 26, 2015 at 9:27 am

    πŸ™‚ Someone over at BJ suggested that John Oliver do the NerdProm next year:) I could vote for that!!! Would be HILARIOUS!!

    • 44 arapaho415
      April 26, 2015 at 9:47 am


      Agree 100%.

      I think it’s the duty of the pompous, full-of-themselves WHPC “board of directors” to extend invitations for that gig.

      Would LOVE to see John Oliver (Brits can skewer Americans better than anyone else) with Stephen Colbert as his “date.” The mere thought of this has my ROTFL.

      • April 26, 2015 at 9:55 am

        2016 WHCD, With all due respect, how about just letting President Obama have all that time. Ladies and Gentlemen speaking after the President will be the President.

        • April 26, 2015 at 10:13 am

          I think they would be afraid to give PBO any more time than he already gets. More time, more people/groups to potentially target. As it was, I’m sure there were a number of people wiping their brows in relief that they didn’t get caught in the dragnet last evening.

  17. 48 desertflower
    April 26, 2015 at 9:40 am

    I think I have to watch this again….

  18. 49 yardarm756
    April 26, 2015 at 9:43 am


    • 50 arapaho415
      April 26, 2015 at 9:49 am

      Good morning, sir.

      Hope your BD was splendiferous — PBO knows how to celebrate your BD. Glad TOD was invited to your celebration gig last night.

    • 51 jacquelineoboomer
      April 26, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      OMG – I’m saving that for my four-year-old action figure!!!!!!!!!!!! Too cute.

  19. 52 arapaho415
    April 26, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Another reason to ignore #2016campaign — the always-annoying Lanny Davis — wonder if the odious Mark “BHO did cocaine as a youth” Penn will be making a comeback?

    • 53 Vicki
      April 26, 2015 at 10:05 am

      Hi Arapaho. I’ve seen Lanny in the last month or two delivering the Message which is: HRC is and always has been a Progressive. Now she is a New Progressive with a very Progressive point of view. Are you listening Progressives? Forget Bill de Blasio who has already done amazing Progressive work in NYC. HRC is our Progressive candidate. Progressive I tell you goddamit!! Progressive.

    • April 26, 2015 at 10:45 am

      Is that James Carville guy back on the Hillary team?

  20. April 26, 2015 at 9:54 am

    G’morning Chips & TOD!! Happy Sunday everyone. πŸ™‚ Still basking in the afterglow of PBO’s slam dunk roast last night!

  21. April 26, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Oh, yeah!!

    • 65 sherijr
      April 26, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      Okay, I did not get to watch last night.. and planned to watch the video in a bit… but thought I’d check this video #WHCD – OMG that was the very best.. LOVED when POTUS got angry. Is he not the most amazing leader this world has ever seen?! Totally unexpected ending on that, completely floored me πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • 66 Obama Grandmama
      April 26, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      It was even better the second time around!

  22. April 26, 2015 at 10:09 am

    ❀ Chipsticks ~ are you quite certain you are NOT PBO? We might be requiring some proof! ❀

  23. 68 desertflower
    April 26, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Somewhere, I have a comment about xerioscaping that didn’t post:)….

  24. April 26, 2015 at 10:32 am

    This is infuriating.

    Senate panel approves bill to ban Guantanamo transfers

    The Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday approved legislation that would effectively bar further releases of detained terrorists from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the rest of the Obama administration.

    The bill by Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., approved on a 14-12 vote, would bar the release or transfer of any detainees judged to be medium- or high-risk β€” the vast majority of the 122 who remain at Guantanamo β€” and would require greater justification for any other release or transfer. It also would bar transfers of any Guantanamo prisoner to Yemen, home country of the largest group of remaining detainees and where the recent collapse of the government amid factional fighting has set back U.S. anti-terrorism efforts.

    Senators also adopted an amendment by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., requiring the administration to justify its contention that the prison is a valuable propaganda and recruitment tool for extremist groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.


    RW rag but the info is correct.

  25. 79 Vicki
    April 26, 2015 at 10:33 am

    I just watched last night’s speech again and I could appreciate it even more because my heart wasn’t pounding as it did last night.
    I was struck by the end of the bit with Luther, the anger translator when PBO was looming over a cowed Luthor and thought to myself, “Be afraid, RW and disloyal Dems. Be very afraid. Now you know what President Obama looks like when he is angry.”

  26. April 26, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Good Morning, everyone πŸ™‚

    POTUS bringing out Luther – genius!

  27. 87 vcprezofan2
    April 26, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Good Morning!

  28. 88 Nerdy Wonka
    April 26, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Man United lost 3 – 0 to Everton after also losing to the MAGNIFICENT Chelsea last week.


    This is Wayne Rooney crying today.

  29. 95 GGail
    April 26, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.
    PBO brought his _uckit list for real!

  30. April 26, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Still grinning from last night……. the President was totally electrifying.

  31. 97 yardarm756
    April 26, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    > Whilst
    > strolling round the Harbour
    > this morning about 11 am., I noticed this character
    > shouting “Allah be
    > praised” and “Death to all infidels” and
    > suddenly he tripped and fell into the
    > water.
    > He was struggling to stay afloat
    > because of all the explosives he was carrying. If he
    > didn’t get help he would
    > surely drown.
    > Being a responsible Canadian
    > citizen, and abiding by the law of the land that requires
    > you to help those in
    > distress, I informed the Police, the Coastguard, the
    > Immigration Office and
    > even the Fire Dept.
    > It
    > is now 4 p.m., the terrorist has drowned, and none of the
    > authorities have yet
    > to respond.
    > I’m starting to
    > think I wasted four
    > stamps.

  32. 101 yardarm756
    April 26, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    • 102 GGail
      April 26, 2015 at 12:22 pm

      Wow, for a man of your age, you’re pretty clever with Twitter technology. You Go boyee! πŸ˜€

      • 103 yardarm756
        April 26, 2015 at 12:57 pm

        What’s age got to do with it? You get old when you stop learning how to do stuff…..I’ve been a bit of a geek all my life.

  33. April 26, 2015 at 12:21 pm

  34. 105 JER
    April 26, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Good Afternoon BFF and TOD.

  35. 106 globalcitizenlinda
    April 26, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Re-watched PBO with Luther on CSPAN clip last night & it had > 60,000 views. This morning, it was > 140,000 views … and counting

  36. April 26, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    The Minsk Agreement Isn’t Fraying – It’s Smoldering
    13:30 (GMT)

    “The truth is, however, that the deal is not fraying — soon to be broken — but smoldering, soon to burst into flames. Yesterday, Grad rockets were launched from separatist territory and, as we reported, a major analytical think tank with a reputation of predicting crisis published a paper saying that a major Russian offensive is “imminent.”

    Today the Ukrainian government is warning about the rising violence. RFE/RL reports:

    Military spokesman Oleksandr Motuzyanyk said in Kyiv that the rebels who hold parts of two eastern provinces had stepped up attacks on government forces in violation of an agreement on a cease-fire and steps toward peace.

    He said separatist forces were using large-caliber artillery, despite a commitment by both sides to pull such weaponry back from the front lines under the cease-fire deal signed in Minsk on February 12.

    A statement from the military said that rebels near the town of Pisky in Donetsk province had fired at government positions eight times, including four barrages using 120-millmeter shells.

    It said that separatist forces had also large-caliber shells in at least two other areas.”


  37. 111 MadameSoph
    April 26, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Just Popping in post Nerd Prom!

    The First Lady’s hair was GORGEOUS!

    The President was hilarious with perfect timing – as usual! Loved the CNN burn, Luther (Key and Peele are the only comics who’ve been able to figure out how to do PBO properly), the Buck-it list πŸ™‚

    Cecily Strong was meh, and her comments about PBO and ISIS and not being progressive enough pissed me off. She’s o.k. doing characters but I never like her on Update, so I figured I wouldn’t like her here and I was right. Hated the HRC rah-rah, but was pleased and surprised when she made the comment about if he had run now and let HRC deal with the economy in 2008, he could be running away from her successful presidency in 2016 (instead of HRC running from PBO’s success now).

    Anyway, PBO is the coolest President ever! Am I the only one that thought he was kind of sexy when he got angry? πŸ˜‰

    • April 26, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      Don’t know about ‘sexy,’ MadameSoph, but I do know that his take down of @TheDemocrats, as well as, HRC and GovO, should have all of them sweating it this morning, especially since he contrasted those comments with his unrestrained statement of affection for VP Biden.

      Oh, and I would never want to be on the receiving end of his anger!!!

      • 113 MadameSoph
        April 26, 2015 at 1:26 pm

        That’s right! I’d forgotten his shout out to VP Biden – loved that! – especially contrasted with the vision of HRC living out of a van πŸ™‚

        O.k., off to work…

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