Early Bird Chat

On This Day: President Barack Obama plays basketball with White House staffers while on vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, Aug. 26, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)



81 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. 1 COS
    August 26, 2015 at 8:23 am

    GM Chips and TOD.

  2. 3 donna dem 4 obama
    August 26, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Good Morning Chips and TOD

    Congrats on 1st COS

    Have a great O’Day Everyone

  3. 8 jackiegrumbacher
    August 26, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Good morning Chips and TODers. I have a feeling that our President is biding his time, letting the clown car candidates become crazier and crazier and then, in a way no one will see coming, will lower the boom in some unexpected way. If you took Trump and all his wannabe candidate colleagues with him, they would not together equal one tiny fraction of the brain power of PBO and none of them has one scintilla of his strategic brilliance, despite all the dark money behind them. He will let them all reveal themselves, getting more and more outrageous and slinging larger and larger clumps of poo (ugh) and secretly he will smile. I think that, in the end, PBO will so turn this GOP summer of lunacy to his and our ultimate advantage, that it will almost look as if he planned it.

    • 9 Jennifer
      August 26, 2015 at 8:53 am

      Well said, jackie. I think you hit the proverbial nail on the head.

    • 10 Vicki
      August 26, 2015 at 8:56 am

      Good morning TOD.
      Jackie, what you described above is the way I think PBO has been operating for 61/2 years. Variations of the rope-a-dope
      I don’t think much happens by accident in the PBO WH.

      Current evidence of the long term planning are the simultaneous rollouts of the Iran Deal votes and VP Biden’s candidacy.

      PBO’s style is like a symphony. Themes are introduced, disappear for a while, reappear in fuller form, and come together in a grande finale.

      • 11 jackiegrumbacher
        August 26, 2015 at 9:16 am

        Yes, Vicki, and I think it will take years before historians grasp the full scope of PBO’s political mastery. He is one of the, if not THE, most brilliant presidents of all times and he will not let everything he built be destroyed by the crude barbarians who are now vying to succeed him. In the end, media, the clueless candidates, the Republican establishment and even the billionaires will not know what hit them.

      • 12 Don
        August 26, 2015 at 9:39 am

        Perfectly stated, Vicki!

      • August 26, 2015 at 10:37 am

        LOVE the symphony metaphor. PERFECT, Vicki!

        • 14 Vicki
          August 26, 2015 at 10:48 am

          Thank you my fellow admirers of the greatest President ever…. jackie, Don and Meta, Cos,nospin, desertflower,cd4Biden—the next few weeks will be epic

    • 16 nospin
      August 26, 2015 at 9:33 am

      “he is very successful. He has handled an impressive portfolio impeccably and been in the room with PBO on every single important discussion and decision. He will let them all reveal themselves, getting more and more outrageous and slinging larger and larger clumps of poo (ugh) and secretly he will smile. I think that, in the end, PBO will so turn this GOP summer of lunacy to his and our ultimate advantage, that it will almost look as if he planned it.”

      jackiegrumbacher — isn’t that the way it always ends? Raging tempest in a teapot and then PO lifts the lid and shows everybody that it is nothing but just a bunch of hot air.

    • 17 desertflower
      August 26, 2015 at 9:33 am

      You totally read my mind. I think you are spot on…they get more and more emboldened to make even more outrageous statements because the MSM never calls them out/corrects their wild assertions and lies, so they keep pushing the envelope further and further to the crazy zone…offending more and more people along the way. I hope it doesn’t just bite them all in the ass, but devour them. This is not anywhere near an acceptable political party worthy of guiding anything…this is an audition to get into an insane asylum.

    • 18 cd4biden
      August 26, 2015 at 9:58 am

      Jackie, Vicki, No Spin,DF, reminds me of my very wise dorm mother in college, who always bided her time in regard to those who pushed or broke the rules at the school. She said she was just waiting, and eventually the perpetrators would do something where they would get caught by the authorities. It was the only way in which they could learn a lesson. Unfortunately, for Republicans and the MSM, it seems they are incapable of learning, as they repeat these scenarios over and over with ever increasing intensity and stupidity.

  4. August 26, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  5. August 26, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Really, Morning Joe?


    Jorge Ramos is enjoying “15 Minutes” because of Rat on Top of Head Man?

    MOFO, please.

    Jorge Ramos has more viewers in one night than you get in 2 months.

    Get Da Phuq Outta Here.

  6. 23 JER
    August 26, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Good Morning Chips and TOD.

  7. 26 Vicki
    August 26, 2015 at 9:11 am

    I am wondering which Senator or Senators will announce their Yes votes for the Iran Deal today.

    • August 26, 2015 at 9:30 am

      I just saw this tweet. It better be good news since he’s making a big deal of it.

      • 28 donna dem 4 obama
        August 26, 2015 at 9:54 am

        I am so disgusted with both of my Senators. Barbara Mikulski who is not even running for re-election so has nothing to gain by voting against this deal has said nothing. Her office says she is reviewing the deal carefully and IMO Ben Cardin pledges his allegiance to AIPAC. 😡

        • August 26, 2015 at 9:59 am

          Cardin is definitely squishy on this vote. I’d be shocked if Mikulski didn’t vote yes but why she’s taking so long, who knows? There’s no honor in being among the very last.

          • 30 donna dem 4 obama
            August 26, 2015 at 10:03 am

            Cardin is a No on this Deal. I feel it in my bones. He’s just holding out waiting until the last minute hoping that if others vote no with him the impact won’t be so great. Mikulski I think in the end will vote with the President.

        • 32 cd4biden
          August 26, 2015 at 10:09 am

          Good morning TOD. I, too, do not understand Barbara Mikulski’s stalling on announcing. I have always admired her quick and to the point take on so many issues. I will email her office, and see if I can get a few friends to do so as well, even though she is not our Senator.

  8. 33 Allison
    August 26, 2015 at 9:16 am

    GM All


    Marcy Borders, the woman who became known as the “Dust Lady” from the iconic 9/11 image taken of her, dazed and covered in ash, after the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed, has died of stomach cancer, according to her family. She was 42.

    “I can’t believe my sister is gone,” Borders’ brother Michael Borders wrote on Facebook of her death Monday. The mother of two was a native and lifelong resident of Bayonne, N.J. She was diagnosed with cancer last August and had been undergoing treatments, according to NJ.com.

  9. 34 amk for obama
    August 26, 2015 at 9:17 am

    donald dreck is pissing on the collective heads of media clowns and they think it’s raining. I hope the racist in chief takes down both the whites only party and their corrupt media shills with him.

  10. 36 forus50
    August 26, 2015 at 9:20 am

    Good morning! And as BWD would say “Lovely trees!”

  11. August 26, 2015 at 9:25 am

    This is what folks have been saying…..you built this…you own this..


    Fox News battles Donald Trump monster it helped create
    Rachel Maddow reports on the re-ignited feud between Donald Trump and Fox News and points out the long, intertwined history the two share, and noting that their shared use of ratings as an argument-ender makes them equally, absurdly matched.


  12. 40 99ts
    August 26, 2015 at 9:28 am

    GM TOD – the media seems to have built the trump stupidity and the NRA is still creating gun violence. Left to the smart guy to clean it all up. Cannot imagine the future without him in charge.

  13. 41 Gazelle
    August 26, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Good Morning, Chips, NW, BTs, TODers, all! A Grin to start your day or complete your evening!


  14. August 26, 2015 at 9:35 am

    a newswoman was murdered on air?

    what da phuq?

  15. 45 donna dem 4 obama
    August 26, 2015 at 9:35 am

  16. 47 57andfemale
    August 26, 2015 at 9:47 am

  17. 48 57andfemale
    August 26, 2015 at 9:50 am

  18. August 26, 2015 at 9:54 am

    But What About Black Superheroines, You Ask? Watch Episode 1 of CW Seed’s Vixen Series

    By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act

    August 25, 2015 at 1:00PM

    Yes, we’re all anxious for the Black Panther movie, as well as the Luke Cage TV series that’s coming to Netflix. Also, Cyborg will be at the center of his own big screen movie adaptation.

    But what about the black women superheroes? Storm is probably the most mainstream right now, if only due to the X-Men movie franchise, as played by Halle Berry. But there are certainly others.

    For example, there’s Vixen (alter-ego – Mari Jiwe McCab) – a female super-hero from the fictional African nation of Zambesi, whose superhero powers include using her Tantu Totem to channel the powers of animals in the animal kingdom, so she’s able to mimic the abilities of any animal that has ever lived on Earth. Nice powers to have.


    The first episode of the series has been released by the CW and is here:


  19. 51 desertflower
    August 26, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Time magazine reported yesterday on a Frank Luntz focus group, held in the D.C. area, with self-identified Trump backers, to get a better sense of their perspective.

    an entry for the 2015 Quote of the Year: “We know his goal is to make America great again,” a woman said. “It’s on his hat.”

    LMAO. WOW! Who knew? Real brainiac she is…all it takes is putting a recycled slogan on a hat?


    He managed to find every last person that we’ve tried to move beyond for decades….he found them all.

  20. 52 donna dem 4 obama
    August 26, 2015 at 9:59 am

    This is the First and Last tweet from that creep that I will ever post on TOD.

    I’m just gonna leave this right here:

  21. August 26, 2015 at 10:01 am

    PSA: Propane Jane is on another stellar rant.

  22. 66 JER
    August 26, 2015 at 10:05 am

  23. August 26, 2015 at 10:10 am

    May she rest in peace.

  24. August 26, 2015 at 10:16 am

  25. 69 57andfemale
    August 26, 2015 at 10:20 am

  26. 70 donna dem 4 obama
    August 26, 2015 at 10:21 am

    I’m sorry but that was not Trumps official account. Chips you can delete it if you like.

  27. August 26, 2015 at 10:21 am

    • 72 99ts
      August 26, 2015 at 10:35 am

      Somewhere – about when PBO was elected – the GOP decided family values were not what they needed for a President.

  28. August 26, 2015 at 10:23 am

  29. 76 57andfemale
    August 26, 2015 at 10:33 am

    • 77 99ts
      August 26, 2015 at 10:36 am

      The dems could also demand an apology for Trumps comments – all of ’em and any of ’em

      • 78 57andfemale
        August 26, 2015 at 10:54 am

        This is what makes me crazy about the Dems. They do nothing as a party to re-frame the message. Most people only listen to the “white noise” of politics. If the GOP is screaming outrage that they are being mistreated, that’s what the majority of voters hear. If the Dems do not do the same thing, and re-frame what is heard in the white noise, these low information voters assume there is nothing to be outraged about. This comes from leadership and DWS and her predecessors have been so busy chasing the “white worker” who turned away from the Dems 30 years ago, they don’t bother to do their damned jobs. PBO hasn’t been treated unfairly because DWS, Schumer, & the others don’t bother to demand that he be treated with respect. It’s outrageous.

        • 79 99ts
          August 26, 2015 at 11:11 am

          I find it amazing how the dems are held to such a higher level of honesty than the GOP. If a dem nominee acted like Trump they would have been gone on day 2. Hillary Clinton is attacked non stop for any perceived fault – by both sides.

          The LIES that the GOPers tell and the media let them tell is beyond reality. Trump’s questions were as basic as those that Katie Curic asked Pain – yet he is screaming about being treated badly smh

          • 80 57andfemale
            August 26, 2015 at 11:13 am

            Trump third wife was a topless model, but Michelle Obama isn’t classy enough for the GOP. This is the stuff that the alleged “feminists” should be screaming about, which would throw the insults back in the GOP court, as well as the hypocrisy. Astounding.

            • 81 99ts
              August 26, 2015 at 11:20 am

              I’m thankful for the 8 years of the Obama family. I try to keep thinking about that and ignoring what comes next.

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