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  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    August 29, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Good Morning

  2. August 29, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Wow, DWS sure pulled off a big one here. ARGH.

    • 15 Don
      August 29, 2015 at 11:13 am

      I just that was the only week the Clintons would approve of.

    • 16 Vicki
      August 29, 2015 at 2:25 pm

      This was pointed out by Martin O’Malley yesterday in his speech to the DNC.
      Good for Simon R. to make a tweet of it and good for you to bring it to us. MO’M said that the DNC doesn’t want the country to see and hear anything but the GOP.

      The DNC delusion is that if H wins the nomination then she will beat whoever the GOP select.
      Either their delusion or they want to lose.

  3. 17 GGail
    August 29, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.

    Congrats vc on First!

  4. 18 Nena20409
    August 29, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Congrats VC for your Au ⭐

  5. 19 Nena20409
    August 29, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Perfect Toon on Scott Walker.

  6. August 29, 2015 at 11:11 am

    What a lovely breakfast club this is! Brunch I guess, past 11 a.m. on the East Coast USA. Congratulations to vcprezofan2, a Fine First! Good morning, Chipsticks, without whom I would not be here getting what I need all day all night on so many levels thankful for TOD! Good morning, Don, source of wisdom, knowledge, and insight on the world and all therein. It looks like a glorious day and I am so eager to see this West Wing Week! I love seeing POTUS walking around, talking and visiting and at ease with people; these videos are a huge treat and gift. I love how he and his team have creatively gotten the truth of who they are and what they do and what it means out to the world, despite the petty, tacky, hypocritical and dishonest media outlets, who seem to pout over no longer being The Story. They don’t control it any more, and they never should have. We live in good high tech times where the Gatekeepers can’t control it any more.

  7. 21 vcprezofan2
    August 29, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Thanks, GxG, Nena and NancieMc. It *is* a beautiful (and cool) day in the neighourhood!

    • 22 GGail
      August 29, 2015 at 11:54 am

      vc, as of the time (8:53 am) currently here in Monrovia, the temp is 82 F.

      • 23 vcprezofan2
        August 29, 2015 at 12:10 pm

        We are currently at 20°C, which the google tells me is 68°F. 🙂 Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve put away the barbecue and covered the deck chairs since I have no plans to be sitting outside for the rest of the *summer* and into the fall. 😀

        Stay cool.

        • 24 GGail
          August 29, 2015 at 12:19 pm

          So sad. There are many days left to BBQ. Oh well.

          • 25 vcprezofan2
            August 29, 2015 at 12:26 pm

            😀 Hey, cheer up, all is not lost! Others *are* barbecuing and having a feast all around me, and as much as I care to I enjoy the lovely smells. 😀 😀 Since I’m not much of an outdoors person, and since offspring was heading back to school I made use of the extra pair of hands to help winterize stuff. All’s good!

  8. 29 CEB
    August 29, 2015 at 11:22 am


  9. 31 Nena20409
    August 29, 2015 at 11:26 am

  10. 33 MightyPamela
    August 29, 2015 at 11:32 am

  11. 34 donna dem 4 obama
    August 29, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Thanks Again TOD. You have made my cousin quite happy this morning.

    Family update: I haven’t posted a picture of the grand girls of late because they are growing like weeds. People think they are 3 years old when we take them places and are shocked when we tell them they are only 20 months. This week was the first day of school for our area and the day care does something similar. After a summer break they bring the kids back and most have moved on to a different (class) because they have aged. Well the girls started their new class this week and their mom took a picture of them on the 1st day of (daycare) school. They were NOT feeling it. Samaya is one MAD sista!

    This picture cracks me up. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Have a great week everyone!

  12. August 29, 2015 at 11:48 am

  13. 52 vcprezofan2
    August 29, 2015 at 11:51 am

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  15. 71 GGail
    August 29, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Chips, for tomorrow’s game – is 1600 BST, 8am my time PST????

    • 72 GGail
      August 29, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      Oh, this questions is not limited to an answer from Chips only – anyone who knows is invited to reply – please! 🙂

    • August 29, 2015 at 12:06 pm

      I do believe it is, GGail – but you know my weakness in this area. 😕

      Meanwhile, could we have a minute’s silence please for Chelsea’s title hopes? They lost again. At home to Crystal Palace. I. Am. Not. Making. It. Up.

  16. 79 JER
    August 29, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    From the Count: Sunny and 83°. President Obama is playing golf at @AndrewsAirForce.

    • 80 GGail
      August 29, 2015 at 1:35 pm

      By the time PBO is out of office, he’ll be so good at golf, that he’ll be able to sign up for a PGA Tour 🙂

  17. 81 globalcitizenlinda
    August 29, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    sometimes I wonder if these scumbags, posing as gop candidates are aware that the US has immigrants from all parts of the world and as you insult one immigrant group, others take it personally because they know that that toxic rhetoric includes them too;

    more generally, an attack on immigrants is interpreted by all decent people as an attack on humanity

    • 82 vcprezofan2
      August 29, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      Sometimes, GCLinda, I’m convinced the scumbags are only aware of *their* worldview. It’s one reason they are unfit to govern.

  18. 83 desertflower
    August 29, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Long read. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/08/31/the-fearful-and-the-frustrated

    Trump has succeeded in unleashing an old gene in American politics—the crude tribalism that Richard Hofstadter named “the paranoid style”—and, over the summer, it replicated like a runaway mutation. Whenever Americans have confronted the reshuffling of status and influence—the Great Migration, the end of Jim Crow, the end of a white majority—we succumb to the anti-democratic politics of absolutism, of a “conflict between absolute good and absolute evil,” in which, Hofstadter wrote, “the quality needed is not a willingness to compromise but the will to fight things out to a finish. Nothing but complete victory will do.” Trump was born to the part. “I’ll do nearly anything within legal bounds to win,” he wrote, in “The Art of the Deal.” “Sometimes, part of making a deal is denigrating your competition.” Trump, who long ago mastered the behavioral nudges that could herd the public into his casinos and onto his golf courses, looked so playful when he gave out Lindsey Graham’s cell-phone number that it was easy to miss just how malicious a gesture it truly was. It expressed the knowledge that, with a single utterance, he could subject an enemy to that most savage weapon of all: us.

  19. August 29, 2015 at 12:33 pm

  20. 85 vcprezofan2
    August 29, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    I can’t remember seeing Sasha with her hair down – I like this 2014 pic.

    First lady Michelle Obama dances with performers during her visit to an ancient city wall with her daughters Malia and Sasha in Xi’an, in northwestern China’s Shaanxi province, Monday, March 24, 2014

  21. 88 Nena20409
    August 29, 2015 at 12:45 pm

  22. 90 Nena20409
    August 29, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    I hope it posts.
    If it is too large, please bts help and thanks in advance 🙂

  23. 91 Nena20409
    August 29, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    • 92 Nena20409
      August 29, 2015 at 1:10 pm

  24. 93 Nena20409
    August 29, 2015 at 1:37 pm

  25. 95 mtmarilyn
    August 29, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Good morning TODville. We are back in Montana after a wonderful week in So Cal. So thankful for the opportunity to have dinner with some of the So Cal TOD folks. This is such a special way to meet new extended family. Now friends for life. Can’t wait for the DC trip. Can someone remind me of the dates we are holding, I forgot to write them down. Know it was around June 24, 2016..

    I am so thankful to be home but being back in the smoke is awful. The University of Montana’s first football game is on ESPN 2. We play I am worried for the players in this smoke. Won’t be pretty watching it.

    The fires are all around us and we are right in the air currents. Please pray for rain. We need to clear this out.

    Donna, I love your cousin’s song and all the songs that continue to play on youtube. Sure do hope we can hear her while we are in DC.

    Hope everyone has a beautiful clear fresh air, breathable day. Pray for us in the smokey areas.

  26. 96 No Child Left Behind
    August 29, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Good Morning TODVille,

  27. August 29, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    BASTOGNE, Belgium — A Congo-born nurse was laid to rest in a quiet corner of Belgium on Saturday, surrounded by emissaries from the King and the United States, politicians and a military honor guard.

    Augusta Chiwy – Belgium’s “forgotten angel” – was buried at Bastogne, the scene of one of the most ferocious battles of World War II where at great personal risk she helped save countless American lives.

    more at link…

  28. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    August 29, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Just for kicks.

    • 101 jacquelineoboomer
      August 29, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      Love the # of R/Ts and faves. People are just passing time until he gets off the damn national scene.

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