Early Bird Chat

On This Day: President Barack Obama greets children as he walks back to the White House from the Department of Interior in Washington, D.C., May 21, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)



116 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. 1 0388jojothecat
    May 21, 2015 at 8:42 am


  2. 4 0388jojothecat
    May 21, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Well how about that.

    Good Morning TOD family and Chips..

    GGail, hope your first day back to work is not too stressful 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Good Luck to Bill R on your surgery today….

  3. 8 Dudette
    May 21, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Guess I should’ve waited just a few more seconds before posting on the previous thread!

    Hi jojo! Congrats!

    Hiya Chips! 🙂

  4. 16 Dudette
    May 21, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Dragging this over! [… man, this thing is heavy]. 😀

    • 17 99ts
      May 21, 2015 at 8:53 am

      But did he talk with paupers? A truly significant man can walk with princes and paupers.

      gm Dudette Letterman seems to be all over our news as well. First time EVER they showed Letterman before midnight – and of course I missed it thinking it would be too late for me.

    • 18 Nena20409
      May 21, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      Every LIVING POTUS?
      I didn’t see Carter.
      I saw Ford who passed away in 2006.

      • 19 Dudette
        May 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm

        Nearly is key word. Second tweet left that out.

        They included Ford because it’s a quote from one of his speeches.

      • 20 Dudette
        May 21, 2015 at 2:01 pm

        Carter is ill. Don’t know details but no public appearances or travel recently.

  5. May 21, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Good morning, TOD!

  6. 22 amk for obama
    May 21, 2015 at 8:51 am

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    All tuckered out after a day of mayhem and harassing jtp. We are renaming him psycho.

  7. May 21, 2015 at 8:52 am

  8. May 21, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Democrats Have Good Reason to Want Alan Grayson Out of Senate Race

    By: Jeff Henderson | Posted: May 17, 2015 8:00 PM

    Democrats across Florida and in Washington, D.C., had to cringe over Alan Grayson’s behavior this past week.

    Despite being one of the richest members of Congress, Grayson has always carved out a niche for himself as a populist who doesn’t back down against the Republicans or big business. Only one problem: Grayson had been planning to invest funds into a Cayman Island account, something he has punched away at Republicans and corporations on.

    Grayson was called out for his hypocrisy this week by the Tampa Bay Times and the Democrat went ballistic, unleashing a barrage of insults and obscenities at reporter Adam Smith. Needless to say, the story went national, no surprise considering Grayson is thinking of running for the Senate in 2016.


    • 55 jackiegrumbacher
      May 21, 2015 at 9:05 am

      Grayson is, was, and always will be a phony. He thinks aggressiveness and bluster cover any sin, just like most Republicans. I hope Florida Dems find a way to rid themselves of this pestilence.

      • 56 0388jojothecat
        May 21, 2015 at 9:12 am

        then add Elizabeth Warren to the mix……two DEM hypocrit loonies in the Senate.

  9. May 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  10. 58 desertflower
    May 21, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Morning everyone! Life is a blur for me right now…missing everything! I had no idea that Bill R. was having surgery today (hope you’re fine and all goes well!) nor did I know that GGail had been out of work….(thanks, jojo!) So much going on for me that I’m missing out on good conversations, but! Rest assured! I’ll be back after next week: Miss you all….

  11. May 21, 2015 at 9:01 am

    ❤ Oh my gawd – total night of unbelievable noise – new neighbor spent the entire damn night unpacking, with short naps to see her thru. MP is a total basket case – 2 hours of sleep all up. F*ck.

    • 63 Roberta in MN
      May 21, 2015 at 9:08 am

      MP, my heart goes out to you. It is tough to get new neighbors. I can remember moving and unpacking & wanting to get it all unpacked in a minute, however, I never moved upstairs of anyone. Sorry for your lack of sleep. Maybe it will be better tonight.((((hugs)))

  12. 64 GGail
    May 21, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.
    Congrats JoJo on First!

  13. 66 amk for obama
    May 21, 2015 at 9:07 am

    ouch… not that I give a damn about the money she makes. If fools are willing to part with their money …

    • 67 0388jojothecat
      May 21, 2015 at 11:18 am

      The media does not blink an eye when the GOP clown candidates are funded by big money interest……

  14. 68 amk for obama
    May 21, 2015 at 9:09 am

    “Blast-proof” wallpaper that could protect soldiers from explosions is being developed by the US army.

    Rolls of lightweight sticky wallpaper, lined with tough Kevlar fibres, could be carried by troops to reinforce the walls of temporary buildings.

    The lining reduces the amount of debris sent flying at the occupants of a building in the event of an explosion.


  15. May 21, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Scott Walker jobs agency in ‘chaos’ amid calls for federal probe

    05/19/15 02:56 PM—Updated 05/19/15 03:10 PM

    By Zachary Roth

    Three days after being sworn in as Wisconsin governor in 2011, Scott Walker announced an ambitious plan to turn the state’s commerce department into a semi-private corporation laser-focused on economic growth and job creation.

    “Transforming the Department of Commerce will align state government with our most important mission: creating jobs,” Walker said in a statement announcing the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), whose major role would be to make loans to private companies.

    Four years later, as Walker lays the groundwork for a presidential run, WEDC appears rudderless and deeply troubled. Government and press reports have raised serious questions about the agency’s transparency, effectiveness, political independence and compliance with the law. Walker, who serves as chair of the WEDC board, has twice in recent months announced major shifts to the agency’s structure and mission—and this week he has been forced to deny that he knew about a questionable loan to a political contributor’s company.

    Democrats are calling for a federal investigation. Meanwhile, Wisconsin’s job growth continues to lag far behind the nation’s—taking a toll on the governor’s popularity at home.

    • 70 57andfemale
      May 21, 2015 at 9:33 am

      What makes me crazy: Anything that a Dem would do remotely like this would be a career-destroyer. And these Republicans bluster, convince the masses that they are right about everything, and push ahead.


  16. 71 Roberta in MN
    May 21, 2015 at 9:12 am

    GM Chips, Danny and all the TOD family. Bright and sunny here in the tundra will be close to 68 Wooopeee!!! 🙂 BBL

  17. May 21, 2015 at 9:16 am

    The USA Freedom Act is a bill originally introduced in both houses of the U.S. Congress on October 29, 2013. The title of the act is a ten-letter backronym (USA FREEDOM) that stands for “Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-collection and Online Monitoring Act.”

    The bill was re-introduced in the 114th Congress, receiving support for acting as “a balanced approach”[3] while being questioned for amendments and extending the Patriot Act through the end of 2019.[4] Supporters of the bill say the most the House Intelligence Committee and House leadership[5] would allow is ending bulk collection under Section 215 of the Patriot Act[6] until Section 702 of FISA comes up for review at the end of 2017. Critics assert that mass surveillance of the content of Americans’ communication will continue under Section 702 of FISA[7][8] and Executive Order 12333[7][9] due to the “unstoppable surveillance-industrial complex”[10] despite the fact that a bipartisan majority of the House had previously voted to close backdoor mass surveillance.[5]


  18. 73 Dudette
    May 21, 2015 at 9:20 am

  19. 77 Dudette
    May 21, 2015 at 9:47 am

  20. May 21, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Chips, what’s happening with the login? Wouldn’t let me use my email. Commented earlier connecting w/facebook. Finally broke down and registered with WP… 😦

  21. 81 amk for obama
    May 21, 2015 at 10:09 am

    bought three types of back scratcher – steel, plastic and wood. Now, in a dilemma which to use.

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  24. 94 jacquelineoboomer
    May 21, 2015 at 10:33 am

    Strange request and very O/T … but does anybody know the name of the famous painting … I think by a European surrealist … of a man whose head is a house (implying he lives in his head?)? Got a bet going with a friend about who can find it first, since we’ve both tried every search we can think of, to no avail. If you don’t want to kickstart your day yet with a bang, then here’s a little bleep on the screen of life for ya, of little to no importance. Shoot small, eh? 🙂

  25. May 21, 2015 at 11:12 am

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