Early Bird Rise and Shine

On This Day: President Barack Obama runs around his desk in the Oval Office with Sarah Froman, daughter of Nancy Goodman and Mike Froman, Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics, July 9, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)



3:15 EDT: The President meets with Attorney General Lynch


President Obama greets Vice President Biden in the Oval Office prior to their weekly lunch, July 8, 2015 (Photo by Pete Souza)


On This Day: President Obama greets a young girl after he delivered remarks on the economy at Cheesman Park in Denver, Colo., July 9, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)



118 Responses to “Early Bird Rise and Shine”

  1. 1 Dudette
    July 9, 2015 at 7:31 am

  2. 10 taiping1
    July 9, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Morning all. Is the chair now fixed? (Burning question of the day.)

  3. 13 amk for obama
    July 9, 2015 at 7:36 am

    jus’ sayin’.

  4. 19 amk for obama
    July 9, 2015 at 7:38 am


  5. 22 jackiegrumbacher
    July 9, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Morning all and thanks, Dudette, for the wonderful start to the day. Missed the conclusion of the chair saga yesterday. What happened?

    • July 9, 2015 at 7:42 am

      It’s fixed, Jackie! I can sit down now! And it took him 10 minutes, so I was waaaaaaay less embarrassed than I expect to be 😎

      • 24 jackiegrumbacher
        July 9, 2015 at 7:59 am

        Ah, Chips, never be embarrassed by an expert. None of us can compete with those who are trained to do their job well. The difference is you try to have a go at it, while people like me say the heck with it from the start and call an expert.

      • 26 Dudette
        July 9, 2015 at 8:06 am

        Wait… “It took HIM 10 minutes”… Wha… You turned it over to Da Man? 😱

        Sister! I’m so disappointed! What happened to yer Girl Power? Oh woe unto us. You may have to turn in yer Independent Woman card. I’ll try to put in a good word for you, I dunno if the High Council will accept this. What’s yer excuse, m’am? 😧

        • 27 57andfemale
          July 9, 2015 at 9:25 am

          “Girl power” means knowing how to get things done. When you’ve wasted the hours that Chips has wasted trying to put together this chair, you make a call. Women are sensible, capable and know how to get results.

          • 28 Dudette
            July 9, 2015 at 9:33 am

            Well said, Wise and Wonderful 57af! I think I can present that to the Council on Chips’ behalf! 😃💪🏾🙌🏾

    • 29 Dudette
      July 9, 2015 at 7:49 am

      Hiya JG! Happy Thursday! 😉

  6. 30 taiping1
    July 9, 2015 at 7:43 am

    Congratulations. Has Danny appropriated it yet??

    • July 9, 2015 at 7:45 am

      He has Taiping, but he is NOT happy – it’s narrower than the one I replaced, so he’s a bit crunched in it. And he’s letting me know about it with a disgruntled stare.

  7. 32 Dudette
    July 9, 2015 at 7:57 am

    I dunno…. maybe a recording of Trump talking about how everything he has and does is huge? Yech!!! 😖

    • July 9, 2015 at 8:11 am

      Now come on Dudette. You know as well as I do it’s their excitement over the Jim Gilmore announcement. The energy is electric. Many a lion over the years has stated they would have no problem climbing a tree in support of Jim Wilmore uh I mean Gilmore.

      • 34 Dudette
        July 9, 2015 at 8:29 am

        LOL! Ah, Professor that might be a valid theory except for the fact that the low murmur of the Virginia Gilmore can barely be detected by creatures down the block from him muchless thousands of miles away on the Serengeti! 😎

        • July 9, 2015 at 8:43 am

          That’s not what it said in that Gilmore for President pamphlet they sent me. Let’s see ah here it is on page 3
          “the energy generated by a Filmore uh we mean Gilmore campaign has the capacity to generate electrical charges so powerful that lions in the Serengeti will climb trees to escape the shock as they wave their Billmore for President banners high and proud to the envy of all the other animals they got over there.”

          Looks that last part was printed hastily but you get the idea,

          • 36 Dudette
            July 9, 2015 at 8:48 am

            Bwahahahaha! 😆

            You know what, to generate the slightest bit excitement for that man, they would be wise to put those exact words in their campaign materials! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  8. 37 amk for obama
    July 9, 2015 at 7:58 am

    my furst evah youtube video. (fingers crossed).

    psycho chasing his tail.

    • July 9, 2015 at 8:24 am

      Nice article! While I don’t personally know the young lady, she’s a close friend of my cousin-in-law. I understand that since birth, she’s been a go-getter, defeating the odds…

  9. July 9, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Good morning, Chips and Obots. And YAY to Chips and her Chair!

  10. July 9, 2015 at 8:01 am

    • 75 arapaho415
      July 9, 2015 at 8:26 am

      GM Allison.

      People who aren’t familiar with the West have no idea how white supremacism is firmly entrenched here in so many places.

      Example 1, CA:

      Example 2, CO (ironically where the last photo on the front page of this thread was taken):

      • 76 arapaho415
        July 9, 2015 at 8:28 am

        Reported from Idaho, the day after the #CharlestonMassacre:

        • July 9, 2015 at 8:47 am

          Heritage or not…the confederate flag and the ConfederacY represents hatred…racism and oppression and terror….if that is your heritage than so be…but don’t expect blk folks to cosign that s***…for white folks they can have these arguments….night riders were wrapped in the confederate flag when they lynched BLK folks…,,,just as they used the burning cross (a symbol of Christianity) to strike terror and fear into the hearts of blk folks…..

          all this discussion is bogus….


          • 78 arapaho415
            July 9, 2015 at 8:59 am

            Agree completely, PF58.

            But some people are so ignorant and self-deluded that they don’t realize they lost the war (and the battle) 150 years ago.

            The worst is that they are free to relocate to other areas in the UNITED States and feel free to threaten and bully because they somehow are deluded enough to think that history is written by the defeated.

            Cannot believe people who leave comments like this…

          • 80 57andfemale
            July 9, 2015 at 9:28 am

            Exactly, prettyfoot. And they are proud of that heritage. It’s despicable.

        • 81 jackiegrumbacher
          July 9, 2015 at 8:54 am

          Arapaho, we will never fix stupid or racism, but we can make a concerted effort not to institutionalize the symbols of racism on public buildings. That’s an important first step. If individuals choose to go around identifying themselves as ugly racists, then they have that right and will have to live with the consequences.

      • July 9, 2015 at 9:38 am

        I guess he is saying his racism ain’t going no where. And we all knew that racism wasn’t just in the South.

        • 83 Sandy1110
          July 9, 2015 at 1:49 pm

          That’s exactly what it means.

          This debate over the flag is exposing people who hold it close for what they are.

          Anyone can read the words of the creator of the flag. It symbolized a secessionist faction who wanted to maintain slavery. Period. Anything else is denial.

          Everyone who wants to fly it is either 1) pig-ignorant or in willful denial; or 2) supportive of its original intent.

  11. July 9, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Good Thursday, Chipsticks…TOD Family!!!

  12. July 9, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Good morning, TOD! Haven’t had a chance to check-in lately; enjoying the grandson and God-daughter. Headed out the door to Baltimore for the day. Read you later…

  13. July 9, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Some beautiful stuff happening at this hashtag (White House Tribal Youth Gathering):


  14. 87 arapaho415
    July 9, 2015 at 8:37 am

    So far @mikememoli is the only MSM who has admitted this truth…

    I think Memoli has a soft spot for @VP because he’s been the @latimes reporter assigned to travel with/provide coverage of @VP, so he’s been with VP Biden many times over the past 6 years…

    I’m still getting familiar with Twitter’s (relatively new) RT feature, so these tweets might not make any sense. Here’s what I was trying to say:

    * * *
    Thank you @mikememoli for stating the bleeding obvious…
    (from the linked article).
    “The presence of an incumbent vice president who is not his party’s expected nominee is an anomaly in most recent U.S. presidential elections.”

    which concludes (and should be sent to every Dem you know):
    “‘Whoever is running,’ Biden added, ‘should also talk about … what we’ve done.’”

    Here’s how the article opens:

    “After the Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision last month sanctioning same-sex marriage in all 50 states, a longtime friend and former staffer to Vice President Joe Biden sent a text message to congratulate him: ‘Your legacy. 28 years ago,’ the aide wrote.

    The reference was to the titanic battle Biden had waged as a senator in 1987 to deny a Supreme Court appointment to Robert Bork, the conservative jurist whose defeat led to the high court appointment of Anthony M. Kennedy.”

  15. 88 Dudette
    July 9, 2015 at 8:43 am

    A Renowned Psychologist Says There Are 4 Personality Types Based On 4 Colors. Which Are You?


    I guess this my new theme song… 🐸

    • 89 amk for obama
      July 9, 2015 at 8:52 am


      • 90 amk for obama
        July 9, 2015 at 8:52 am

        You have an ORANGE personality! According to Dr. Carol Ritberger, this means that you’re a “let’s just get along” kind of person. You are kind, cooperative, and always put others first. You appreciate order and organization, and you respond well to rules. Dr. Ritberger adds that as an Orange, you probably tend to worry and are susceptible to lower digestive issues. 😎 😎 😎

    • 94 arapaho415
      July 9, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      I’m a yellow!

      “You have a YELLOW personality! According to Dr. Carol Ritberger, this means that you are an independent, creative person. You tend to think outside the box, and you greatly value your freedom. You are vibrant and friendly.”

      The last sentence is NOT me, though, LOL.

      My favorite color is orange, however. I’m actually a go-with-the-flow kind of person, but definitely not vibrant and friendly. 😦

  16. 95 Dudette
    July 9, 2015 at 8:50 am

    • 96 jackiegrumbacher
      July 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

      Note to J Bush: if you have to keep explaining every time you say something, you are doing it wrong. Or, more accurately, your ideas stink.

      • 97 Obama Grandmama
        July 9, 2015 at 11:56 am

        Or how can he be leader of the free world when he cannot even communicate succinctly in his own language with no cultural or language barriers involved?

    • 98 0388jojothecat
      July 9, 2015 at 10:31 am

      Jebby doesn’t say what he means or means what he says….everything he says changes when it does not test or poll well. Jeb is another Rmoney. He will be the nominee but most of the GOP would prefer Trump. I hope Trump goes bankrupt running for President. The GOP are going rain down on him so hard. They are already looking into his background, women, money deals, illegals he’s hired, he won’t know what hit him when the GOP money gets done with him. Plus he lost a lot of business….is it bad I am smiling? 🙂

  17. 99 Dudette
    July 9, 2015 at 8:53 am

  18. 100 Dudette
    July 9, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Say what?

    I’ve gotta bookmark and read this article later, I’ll put it right here.

  19. July 9, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Generation Indigenous livestream:


  20. 103 amk for obama
    July 9, 2015 at 9:09 am

    radwanzka has a sexy mouth. jus’ sayin’.

  21. 105 hopefruit2
    July 9, 2015 at 9:14 am

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

    Happy Thursday everyone, and thanks meta for keeping us posted on the #IranTalks.

  22. July 9, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  23. 109 hopefruit2
    July 9, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Chips, Mark apparently stole your “Baby Danny” pics and posted them on Twitter…. LOL! 🙂

  24. 113 Dudette
    July 9, 2015 at 9:35 am

  25. 114 Dudette
    July 9, 2015 at 9:37 am

  26. 115 Dudette
    July 9, 2015 at 9:38 am

  27. 116 Dudette
    July 9, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Have a great day everybody!

  28. 117 MightyPamela
    July 9, 2015 at 9:43 am

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