Early Bird Rise and Shine

On This Day: President Barack Obama kayaks while spending time with friends at a beach in Edgartown, Mass., Aug. 28, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)



2:10: The President participates in a live webcast with members of the North American Jewish community; Diplomatic Reception Room

4:05: Participates in a DNC fundrasier


On This Day: President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, former president Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton arrive during the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on August 28, 2013

116 Responses to “Early Bird Rise and Shine”

  1. 1 COS
    August 28, 2015 at 7:56 am

    GM Chips and TOD

  2. 8 jackiegrumbacher
    August 28, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Morning all. I’m still basking in the beautiful photos from New Orleans. PBO has been back from his vacation less than one week and already is bring so much love and healing to people. The US is going to be very grateful for ObamaCare in 2017 because we will all be suffering from heartache and loss.

  3. 10 FoxfireTX
    August 28, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Good morning Chips and TOD! Senator Carper from Del is ready to get to “yes” on Iran Deal! Nice way to start a Friday:-)

    .@SenatorCarper: "Critics argue that America should reject this deal and negotiate a better one. Good luck." http://t.co/8znTeWlqeg— Marie Harf (@marieharf) August 28, 2015


  4. August 28, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  5. 17 Allison
    August 28, 2015 at 8:49 am

  6. 18 GGail
    August 28, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.
    Prayers for safety for people in the path of the hurricane.

  7. August 28, 2015 at 9:08 am

  8. 20 desertflower
    August 28, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Good morning everyone! Happy Friday:)

  9. 21 desertflower
    August 28, 2015 at 9:12 am

    • 22 Vicki
      August 28, 2015 at 9:17 am

      Almost there.
      Happy Friday to all lovers of PBO, Peace, and diplomacy.

    • August 28, 2015 at 9:58 am

      LEANING NO (1)

      Bob Casey (Pa.) @SenBobCasey
      Casey was an original co-sponsor on the two controversial attempts to intensify sanctions. In his only statement since the deal was announced, Casey said, “I will be conducting a thorough review of the agreement to evaluate whether it protects our national security interests.” Pro-Israel constituents make up a significant portion of his suburban Philadelphia donor base.

  10. 24 desertflower
    August 28, 2015 at 9:17 am

    In case this hasn’t been posted. Morning Must Read


    When Donald Trump’s security escorted the Univision anchor Jorge Ramos out of a news conference on Tuesday, I decided that I was officially done.

    Maybe I should have been long before that.

    Maybe I should have been done the one and only time I ever met Trump and his first words to me were a soliloquy about how black people loved him, and he was the most popular white man among black people.

    Maybe I should have been done when Trump demanded to see the president’s birth certificate.

    Maybe I should have been done any number of times over the years when Trump made any number of racist, sexist comments.

    Earlier this month, Politico rounded up 199 of his greatest — and vilest — hits. Here are just a few from the magazine:

    If you dare…

  11. 28 hopefruit2
    August 28, 2015 at 9:22 am

    G’morning Chips, TOD, lurkers, everyone and congrats COS on #1! Happy Friday everyone, and thanks Chips for this wonderful Friday R&S! 🙂

  12. 29 MightyPamela
    August 28, 2015 at 9:35 am

  13. August 28, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Can Hillary overcome the ‘liar’ factor?

    A new approach to the email scandal may help, but pollsters see a long climb ahead.

    By Steven Shepard

    08/27/15, 07:56 PM EDT

    Updated 08/27/15, 09:50 PM EDT

    Nonetheless, one of the more troubling aspects of Clinton’s honesty-driven slide in the polls is her strikingly low numbers among white voters. Some Democrats had hoped Clinton’s candidacy could reverse Obama-era losses among whites, particularly white women. But crosstabs provided by Quinnipiac upon POLITICO’s request indicate Clinton faces steep challenges there, too.

    Among all whites, only 26 percent said Clinton is honest and trustworthy. Just 3-in-10 white women said she is honest and trustworthy — including only 34 percent of white women with a college degree, a constituency crucial to repairing Democrats’ numbers among whites.

    White Democrats lack confidence in Clinton: Only 3-in-5 consider her honest and trustworthy. Her ratings are woeful among white independents: Only 21percent said she’s honest.

    Young white voters are also a big challenge: Just 22 percent said Clinton is honest and trustworthy, versus 73 percent who said she isn’t.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/hillary-clinton-liar-factor-2016-213100#ixzz3k7IKtkFw

    • August 28, 2015 at 9:55 am

      I would like to see a poll asking how the same group feels about Bush. I happen to share that view of Hillary, but unfortunately, unless Biden runs, I will take her over any other candidate. Honesty and trustworthy only applies to the President at this point, and he can’t run again.

    • August 28, 2015 at 10:15 am

      So we’re back to the “Obama lost the white vote” routine. I shudder to think what will they do next to win the white vote.

      • 36 nathkatun7
        August 28, 2015 at 11:58 am

        All Democratic presidential candidates, since LBJ, lost the white vote. Without the overwhelming Black vote neither Jimmy Carter nor Bill Clinton would have been elected.

    • 37 taiping1
      August 28, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Quinipiac polls oversample GOP. Not reliable.

      • August 28, 2015 at 11:07 am

        It took me a while to find it but here’s the sampling:

        PARTY IDENTIFICATION (weighted)
        Republican 29%
        Democrat 34
        Independent 26
        Other/DK/NA 10

        Men 49%
        Women 51%

        Cell only 36%
        Land Line only 6
        Both, cmp from cell sample 13
        Both, cmp from land sample 46

        White 74%
        Black 11%
        Hispanic 7%
        Other/DK/NA 9%

    • 39 Judith Fardig
      August 28, 2015 at 11:30 am

      Never mind that every single one of the GOP candidates lies constantly and is rarely called out for it by the media. UGH!

  14. August 28, 2015 at 9:53 am

    George Zimmerman, the thing that got away with killing Trayvon Martin, calls President Obama a ignorant baboon.

  15. August 28, 2015 at 9:54 am

  16. 48 donna dem 4 obama
    August 28, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Good Morning TOD

    We start this day with great news!

  17. August 28, 2015 at 10:06 am

  18. August 28, 2015 at 10:15 am

  19. August 28, 2015 at 10:17 am

    When a natural disaster like Katrina or a man-made economic disaster like Detroit’s bankruptcy hits, it’s easy to focus on the failings of the public sector. But the untold story is the successful playbook that mayors and federal officials in the Obama Administration have written together to help cities anticipate and address a range of shocks – economic, long-term blight and decline, natural disasters like Katrina or Hurricane Sandy, and mitigating the worst effects of climate change to create more resilient, livable cities. What principles guide this new playbook?

    First, local priorities and a local vision have to drive policy, and it can often be improved by absorbing the lessons and innovations from other cities that have succeeded – or failed.

    Second, when committed, competent federal employees are empowered to adopt a collaborative problem solving approach as opposed to a compliance role with local partners, bureaucracy can and often does melt away – and flexible solutions present themselves.

    • 66 0388jojothecat
      August 28, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      Democratic Presidents do well under disasters because they hire and employ people that know what they are doing when a disaster hits. Republican Presidents make sure that their Corporate friends wind up with lots of government money for doing nothing. They do not help the people who needs it the most only those that need it the least. GHWB and his son did not take these disasters well, one was kicked out of office after one term the other got two terms for his incompetence.

  20. 67 Vicki
    August 28, 2015 at 10:20 am

    The bitter GOP/AIPAC alliance was so looking forward to the period starting on the Sept.8 return of Congress through the Sept. 17 Iran Deal deadline.
    They envisioned 9 days of Anti-PBO, pro-Bibi warmongering cheerleading.

    All those RW dreams are dying now.

    But I’m pretty sure they will find some way to vent their poison. No matter how ineffective and ugly it needs to get after they have been roundly defeated.

    “When you come for the king, you’d best not miss.”

  21. 71 donna dem 4 obama
    August 28, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Please retweet

  22. 73 donna dem 4 obama
    August 28, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Ummm 😯 😯 😯

  23. 78 donna dem 4 obama
    August 28, 2015 at 10:45 am

  24. August 28, 2015 at 10:48 am

    This guy has guts.

    August 28, 2015 at 10:48 am


  26. 84 donna dem 4 obama
    August 28, 2015 at 10:59 am

  27. 85 Allison
    August 28, 2015 at 11:16 am

  28. August 28, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Good morning TOD 🙂

    Congrats COS on 1st!!!

    And ….

  29. 90 Allison
    August 28, 2015 at 11:23 am

  30. 93 Don
    August 28, 2015 at 11:24 am

    It all makes perfect sense now, Hillary losing, McCain losing, Romney losing, The Republicans losing, bin Laden losing (and dying), Netanyahu losing, Putin losing. All of these people have one thing in common.

  31. 100 Allison
    August 28, 2015 at 11:30 am

  32. August 28, 2015 at 11:34 am

  33. 104 donna dem 4 obama
    August 28, 2015 at 11:34 am

  34. 105 jacquelineoboomer
    August 28, 2015 at 11:38 am


    Sometimes, in the morning, I try to watch a little of The Rundown on MSNBC with José Díaz-Balart. He tries to keep it gentlemanly, mostly, and I don’t need to get “all riled up” first thing in the a.m. Caught a few of his interviews today. One was with Rosario Marin. She was former U.S. Treasurer under GWB, and was born in Mexico before her parents moved the family to the U.S. José was asking for her thoughts on GWB’s return to New Orleans this week for the Katrina+10 anniversary, and about Bush’s performance during the disaster. She gave the usual finger-pointing response – that the state couldn’t do anything until the locals asked for help and the feds couldn’t come in until the state asked for help, yada yada yada – and José wasn’t having any of it. He very calmly ended that segment by telling her that “Leadership does include sometimes doing things that are unexpected, doing things for the greater good, whether it is expected or not … ”

    They went on to talk about Trump, whom she blasted. She said Donald Trump’s “not even a Republican, not even a conservative, and he entered this race at the insistence of Bill Clinton, his very good friend.” She blasted his remarks on immigrants and said he’s not going to tell her about this country, having emigrated herself with her family … not him … not a person who inherited his millions … not a quasi-Republican.

    Too bad you have to be a former government official to speak the truth about Trump, although there are many other RWNJs she could have gone after, too, were she to be totally honest. And none of what she says will impact his supporters, but it does point out once again that unless the RWNJs do something about Trump, he’ll just keep moving forward in the race and only people like Rosario Marin – who don’t command much of an audience – will be speaking out. Yuck.

    And it’s too early for wine.

  35. 109 MightyPamela
    August 28, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Light it up!! Tomorrow, 29 August 2105: Full Moon 6.06 Pisces. Opposition takes place at 2:35pm EDT, 11:35am PDT. Kinda pleased we will be having our much longed for rain returning, (so they say), but I did have a long time up on the rooftop last night, helping the birds fly home to roost, watching the storms moving in from the Pacific, and an intensely beautiful and uplifting sunset. {{{{{ PBO }}}}} {{{{{ TOD }}}}} ❤

    • 110 MightyPamela
      August 28, 2015 at 11:45 am

      On my WORD!! I just added 90 years to our lives, with that awesome typo showing 2105!! Please forgive. The other astrologers will be more than concerned with me pushing the ephemeris too fast.

    • 111 Don
      August 28, 2015 at 11:48 am

      Very beautiful comment, MP, so serene.

      • 112 MightyPamela
        August 28, 2015 at 11:57 am

        ❤ Bye for a while, everyone. Have a very good day. There is work to be done, yes, but there is much Hope to help us along!

  36. 113 donna dem 4 obama
    August 28, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Gonna leave this right here: 🙂 😉 🙂

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