Early Bird Rise and Shine

On This Day: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama walk toward Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House en route New York City for a ‘date night’, May 30, 2009





111 Responses to “Early Bird Rise and Shine”

  1. May 30, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Gooooooood Morning MsssChipssssss…NW….TOD Village

  2. May 30, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Each Day brings more challenges for the #WeThePeople…We can never rest on our laurels …every victory has to be defended….be it the challenge of climate deniers in Texas,,,the racists descending upon a Mosque…or the Baltimore police challenging the notion of accountability..

    despite the challenges….#WeThePeople continue to fight back…to not give into cynicism….to hold onto HOPE…and the promise of freedom and Justice…..are we foolish to do so…i do not know….but to not move forward is to die…does that sound extreme…maybe so…but it is true…

  3. May 30, 2015 at 8:19 am

    i love the pics of the President and FLOTUS going out on date night….have not seen much of that in the 2nd term…i miss that

    • 13 joyfulmeme
      May 30, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      I do too. There was so much fodder about it, they probably desided it wasn’t worth it. FLOTUS is sensitive to the hatred spewed at them for just living their lives. It’s a sad commentary on where we have come. She does look beautiful in those pictures.

  4. 14 amk for obama
    May 30, 2015 at 8:28 am

  5. 15 amk for obama
    May 30, 2015 at 8:29 am

  6. 31 hopefruit2
    May 30, 2015 at 8:37 am

    G’morning Chips, TOD, even amk, lurkers, and congrats PF58 on #1 🙂 🙂 Happy Saturday everyone!

  7. 33 amk for obama
    May 30, 2015 at 8:39 am

    My friend’s daughter with the psycho. She so wants to take him home with her. childruns/smh

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  8. 44 amk for obama
    May 30, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Paris is to remove padlocks symbolically fastened to one of the French capital’s main bridges by couples.

    Tying a ‘love lock’ on to the Pont des Arts before throwing the key into the River Seine beneath has become a tourist tradition in recent years.

    But part of the bridge collapsed under the weight last year.

    City officials say all locks will all be removed from Monday as they pose a safety risk.

    Close to a million padlocks – weighing 45 tonnes (what the frack???) – are expected to be cut off.


    peeps are nuts.

  9. 47 jackiegrumbacher
    May 30, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Morning all. We’ve got very hot, very humid weather for the next week–not good for someone struggling to recuperate. I’m going to have to find an idea climate where the temperature is always 70, fair and coolish at night. Camelot?

    • 48 arapaho415
      May 30, 2015 at 9:50 am

      GM Jackie,

      Have only logged onto TOD once in the past couple of weeks, so have missed a lot here. 😦

      Recall that you’ve got a son in CA — except for August/September, you’re pretty much describing California’s weather before climate change (the past two years, Winter skipped January [August-like heat waves in January]).

      After April’s heat waves, it’s been blessedly cool in May, early morning temps in the 50sF range.

      But make no mistake, climate change is here now, just ignored by MSM.

      Tweet refers to May 23:

  10. May 30, 2015 at 9:06 am

    GM TOD! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend 🙂

  11. May 30, 2015 at 9:29 am

  12. May 30, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Some interesting developments in the most unexplored part of the world:

  13. 54 vcprezofan2
    May 30, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Sending ‘Happy Saturday Greetings’ to everyone, no matter where you are!

    • May 30, 2015 at 9:36 am

      Happy Saturday morning, vc!

      • 56 vcprezofan2
        May 30, 2015 at 9:39 am

        Thanks, Meta! 🙂 What’s for brekkie this morning, or am I way too late?

        • May 30, 2015 at 9:43 am

          Just sipping some hot tea for the moment! How about you? Hope you have a relaxing day planned.

          • 58 vcprezofan2
            May 30, 2015 at 9:50 am

            I surely do! 😀 I already had a cup of mint tea, scrambled eggs and spinach, washed the kitchen, hallway, and bathroom floors, put away a load of laundry and started a second load….and am now into the relaxing portion of the day. Life’s good! You, I suspect, have already done your baking for the day…..or only for the morning?

            • May 30, 2015 at 9:52 am

              I’m planning the next few weeks’ blog posts. Lots of gorgeous fresh stone fruit here.

              Thanks for reminding me about my chores…….

              • 60 vcprezofan2
                May 30, 2015 at 9:59 am

                😀 😀 If I don’t do the chores *before* signing on they often don’t get done… until maybe the next day…. or the next. Speaking of fruits has reminded me that I bought myself a dehydrator a couple of days ago, as an incentive to experiment with preparing my own resistant starch snacks. *If* I actually get around to using it I’ll tell you about my experience. 😀 😀

                • May 30, 2015 at 10:05 am

                  Very cool! I once worked for a pastry chef in fine dining who did some amazing stuff with a dehydrator. DO let me know what you think!

                  • 62 vcprezofan2
                    May 30, 2015 at 10:09 am

                    I’m still reading the instruction booklet. Am hoping to start with green plantains, and am only thinking ‘edible’. We shall see. 😀 😀

        • 63 MightyPamela
          May 30, 2015 at 9:46 am

          Fresh, homemade muesli. But not for at least another 2 hours. Water first, now green tea.. Cuppa?

          • May 30, 2015 at 9:53 am

            Good morning, MP! Sounds delicious.

          • 65 vcprezofan2
            May 30, 2015 at 9:53 am

            Morning, MP! I recognize the name ‘muesli’, but can’t say I’ve ever had it. Today I substituted tea sweetened with stevia for my ‘water first’, and for some reason green tea and I don’t like each other. Maybe I’ll be ready to try the muesli in another two hours.

  14. May 30, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Just sayin’…….

  15. May 30, 2015 at 9:37 am

  16. May 30, 2015 at 9:37 am

  17. 82 MightyPamela
    May 30, 2015 at 9:44 am

  18. 83 Gazelle
    May 30, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Good morning All! 🙂

    Sometimes a simple line in poetry just gets to me: “The grass is green where the sidewalk cracks …” Dayum! I really am liking this artist. And this is just one line out of so many in her music.


  19. May 30, 2015 at 9:48 am

    The WordPress moderator reared its ugly head on me 😦 ….time to eat breakfast 😀

    “WASHINGTON — Thabiso Sithole, a sports reporter with the South African Broadcasting Corporation, had just finished his Wednesday evening segment on the American indictments that had rocked international soccer when his cousin called. “Who is this Loretta Lynch person?” she said.
    Ms. Lynch, only one month into her job as attorney general, captured the world’s attention this week when she vowed to rid FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, of corruption. Her news conference on Wednesday was watched around the world and made her the face of the United States government’s crackdown on some of the world’s most influential soccer officials. “She’s been Googled more than a couple times here,” Mr. Sithole said by telephone from South Africa….

    …“It was interesting, from this side, that there’s a woman calling the shots for the U.S., and a black woman at that. In particular, going up against football, which is such a boys’ club.” The Argentine newspaper La Nación introduced Ms. Lynch as “the relentless attorney.” In Paris, Le Figaro called her “the woman who is rocking FIFA.” In Germany, she was simply called FIFA-Jägerin — the FIFA hunter. The FIFA indictment capped a month in which Ms. Lynch set in motion a civil rights investigation into the Baltimore Police Department and slapped Wall Street banks with billions of dollars in fines for manipulating currency markets. It was the most high-profile debut for an attorney general since at least 2001, when John Ashcroft accused Robert P. Hanssen, a veteran F.B.I. agent, of being a spy for Moscow in one of the most serious espionage cases in a generation…continued”

    • 85 Judith Fardig
      May 30, 2015 at 11:37 am

      Loretta Lynch is not going to waste any of her precious time as Attorney General to get important justice done.

  20. May 30, 2015 at 9:51 am

  21. May 30, 2015 at 9:57 am

    If anyone is interested in MO’M’s announcement:


    Anybody know if our DonnaDem is there?

  22. May 30, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

    Off to swim and run errands.

  23. 90 Don
    May 30, 2015 at 10:09 am

    I know that Attorney Generals usually serve at the pleasure of the President, but it is going to be very interesting to see if AG Lynch stays beyond President Obama’s last term should a Democrat win the White House.

  24. May 30, 2015 at 10:15 am

    • 92 jacquelineoboomer
      May 30, 2015 at 2:37 pm

      Beautiful! Just got my order of Maya postage stamps, too. She’s been one of my favorites since the late 1980s, when a friend introduced me to her. What a woman!

  25. May 30, 2015 at 10:16 am

    From a columnist at the Chicago Suntimes:

    In my previous life as an investigative reporter, one of the earliest lessons I had to learn was that just because a politician was lying to me didn’t mean he was lying to the federal investigators looking into the same matter.

    But what a lot of politicians do forget is that there is a law against lying to a federal agent. They agree to be interviewed, assuming they can talk their way out of anything.

    Actually, it’s not just the politicians who get tripped up by that. I’ve seen a lot of criminals who are used to lying to the police who learn the hard way that the FBI can put you away for that.

    There’s no small irony in the fact that Hastert survived a career in Illinois and Washington politics with his reputation relatively unscathed only to have it crash down upon him in retirement for something that may predate his first run for the Illinois Legislature.

    An individual of modest means when he first became speaker, Hastert is now wealthy enough as a lobbyist paid to influence the government of which he was a part that he could allegedly pay out $1.7 million over a four-year period to help clear his conscience.

    It must have been something pretty bad.


    May 30, 2015 at 10:52 am


  27. 95 Nerdy Wonka
    May 30, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Hmmm….Martin….hmmm….you can run on your own strength without making up nonsense.

    This one was hilarious though.

  28. May 30, 2015 at 11:05 am

    • 98 Vicki
      May 30, 2015 at 11:24 am

      I watched much of Martin O’Malleys speech and her are some quick impressions:
      His speaking voice and style have improved a bit.
      What he had to say was nothing that either Bernie or Hillary aren’t saying already. Mostly Democratic boilerplate.

      The crowd was very small and bored looking. Looked like many folks who had to be there. Baltimore itself has 600,00+ residents.

      This is in a gigantic contrast to Bernie’s 5,000 screaming sign waving sea of supporters in the tiny state of Vermont.

  29. May 30, 2015 at 11:07 am

    This is kinda funny!!

  30. 100 Nerdy Wonka
    May 30, 2015 at 11:09 am

  31. 102 globalcitizenlinda
    May 30, 2015 at 11:20 am

    good morning!

  32. 103 Vicki
    May 30, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Before I leave for the day, I want to point out that Fox, MSNBC, CNN, C-SPAN. ALL of them carried Martin O’Malley’s entire event.
    He is so obviously not a threat that he will be given good coverage.

    On the Oratorical Skills-O-Meter PBO is a 10+++.
    VPBiden, Rick Santorum and Marco Rubio rate an 8 or so.
    Jeb, Hillary, Scott Walker, MartinOM, maybe a 6, to be polite.
    Will anybody else rate these people as far as their speaking skills?

  33. 106 amk for obama
    May 30, 2015 at 11:36 am

    and my job here is done. see ya later, … alli…..

  34. 108 Gazelle
    May 30, 2015 at 11:45 am

    OK, as you [ahem] clean house or become an [ahem] LL mixologist:


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