Early Bird Rise and Shine

On This Day – Pete Souza: “Seemingly trying to catch a look, Bo, the Obama family dog, sits outside the Oval Office as the President and First Lady participated in a promotion ceremony.” Aug. 30, 2013



119 Responses to “Early Bird Rise and Shine”

  1. 17 africa
    August 30, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Happy Sunday TODers!!

    Heeeeya Chips!!

  2. 27 Roberta in MN
    August 30, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Good morning Cgips & congrats on the Gojd 😘😘amkπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

  3. August 30, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Good morning TOD folks!

  4. 33 jackiegrumbacher
    August 30, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Morning all. Do we still have another blessed week before the Loonies return to Congress? Then we’ll begin another session of the Republican majority trying to destroy the economy, undermine the President and stick it to the poor and middle class. It’s how they get their kicks. And worst of all, we’ll be seeing more of Boehner and McConnell and if that doesn’t give you nightmares, I don’t know what will.

  5. August 30, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Rest in Peace, Oliver Sacks.

  6. 38 GGail
    August 30, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.
    Even the first do, Bo has class and dignity 😘

  7. 49 99ts
    August 30, 2015 at 9:26 am

    GM TOD – mainly time to lurk at the minute – I’m not missing the GOP news in any way shape or whatever, but missing catching up on TOD more often.

  8. 50 Vicki
    August 30, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Good morning, again, TOD.
    I mentioned on the end of the previous thread that the New York TV ads against the Iran deal have resumed.
    My NY Times arrived on my doorstep and now I can report that there is a full page ad denouncing the Iran Deal.

    The opponents of the deal have lost.
    According to various sources the amounts they collected to lobby against PBO and the Deal were 20 million from AIPAC and 24 Million from other sources= 44 Million Dollars is going to be spent in a Failed effort to defeat the P5+1, President Obama, and world peace.

    And Spend it they will.

    • 51 jackiegrumbacher
      August 30, 2015 at 9:41 am

      Vicky, you really are at the epicenter of it all as the forces of war burn millions of dollars to undermine diplomacy and destroy the potential for peace. In the end, they will make the NYT richer and themselves poorer and it will all be for naught. The fact that they will eventually eat dust is the only thing that compensates for the disgust I feel at this misguided war mongering.

  9. 53 Vicki
    August 30, 2015 at 9:38 am

    For The Record

    Bernie did NOT say at the DNC meeting that Democrats would lose without him.
    He said that Democrats need enthusiasm to win.

    Big difference.

    He was pointing out the obvious.

    VP Biden is the answer to generating that enthusiasm with a continuation of PBO’s accomplishments and a giant coalition.

    • August 30, 2015 at 9:44 am

      The part that amused me was his constant use of “we” in reference to the Democrats. He has some nerve. And the irony: he lectures Dems on the danger of losing the White House when him being nominated would be the surefire way to do it.

      • August 30, 2015 at 9:55 am

        He’s the Mother of all Emoprogs with his wheelbarrow full of glittery promises. I can’t believe that anyone with an once of equilibrium would want to listen to him haranguing day after day after day. I personally am topped out at 5 minutes, max.

        • 56 0388jojothecat
          August 30, 2015 at 10:05 am

          I listened to one of his speeches I forget where he was but he mentioned that he has not made many campaign “promises” except that he would make sure any SCOTUS candidate would vote to overturn Citizens United, then he went into a litany of what he would do as president, free college for all, increase minimum wage, increase taxes on billionaires, no more trade deals, etc., etc.,

        • August 30, 2015 at 10:12 am

          “He’s the Mother of all Emoprogs with his wheelbarrow full of glittery promises”

          Ah, perfect, Meta!!!

          I listened to that one rally speech of his live a few weeks ago, my head hurt at the end. Insufferable – and ridiculous.

          • 58 Vicki
            August 30, 2015 at 11:16 am

            All of these things are true.
            Which is why we can stick to what Bernie actually says that is ridiculous.
            And avoid lying about what he doesn’t say

            None of us can listen to him.
            That is not the point
            We will all vote for the (D) candidate.

            Now, if we can figure out what we can do to convert disengaged voters rather than rail against a NON-D candidate, that would be a step forward.

            • August 30, 2015 at 11:23 am

              No ‘railing’ going on here, simply expressing my view about the man. Relax. The fact that he is a “NON-D” seeking the D nomination, and is being hyped to the skies, is the issue – kinda hard to ignore.

  10. August 30, 2015 at 9:38 am

    OK, TODers, you’ve done your job well!

    • 61 jackiegrumbacher
      August 30, 2015 at 9:42 am

      Great news! Thanks, meta.

    • August 30, 2015 at 9:47 am

      • August 30, 2015 at 10:52 am

        Congrats to Judith and others on here. I’m sure my last name of WY has no influence on anyone. And I even knew Sen. Enzi long before he became Senator. Since 1977 as a matter of fact. He was my sons “soccer” coach.
        You probably know Sen. Barrasso is in the Republican leadership. He stands behind and to the side of Mitch at every podium “statement”. Can’t get on TV enough. Cynthia Lummis is dumb and rich. Remeber her crying at a hearing about Obamacare? He was over 65 and they’re millionaires. Lying LIAR!
        He is another hypocrite. They talk to us as if we’re stupid. I don’t like NOT respecting my Senators. Even our Governor tried to get Medicare expansion. That doesn’t make up for a 10 cent a gallon tax though. How do republicans get away with that tax and get re-elected. I think it’s a huge tax increase.
        Is Medium a New Democratic forum or is it for everyone?
        Bo’s pic doesn’t want to load for me.
        My little Sammy snuggles so close sometimes he almost pushes me out of bed. He managed it once. I wouldn’t change it though.
        I’m ranting because I’m sad about the Dem party. We should have been strong all eight years of the Obama Administration but no.
        If it weren’t for TOD I’d probably have a nervous breakdown. Thank you Chips.
        Is your guest sleeping in Danny’s bed? πŸ˜‰

    • August 30, 2015 at 10:35 am

      At last our Oregon Senator Merkley. I don’t know what took him so long.

      • 65 globalcitizenlinda
        August 30, 2015 at 10:41 am

        I don’t know either;

        but please remember to acknowledge his yes decision with a positive message from you (his constituent) so that maybe at a later date and faced with a tough decision, he remembers that voters notice when he does the right thing

      • August 30, 2015 at 10:53 am

        Could it be the slow drip that POTUS wanted?

    • August 30, 2015 at 12:46 pm

      Bravoooooooooooo….the Judith and Company…

  11. August 30, 2015 at 9:43 am

    So DWS got some fierce blowback on twitter yesterday. Here are a couple of tweets about the state of things.

  12. August 30, 2015 at 9:45 am


  13. August 30, 2015 at 9:52 am

  14. 85 Linda
    August 30, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Good Morning..

    The dishonest Jonathon Martin of the NYTimes said on Inside Politics that the ” Obama Embarrassment ” of the week is the HE could not get the DNC to pass a resolution on the IRAN DEAL.

    He left out the fact that Debbie ” Wassermann Test ” Schultz BLOCKED IT !

    • 86 Nena20409
      August 30, 2015 at 11:32 am

      Hi Linda.
      I saw that. Not one person spoke up in support of that meme. For JohnK to have Martin and the other woman from Politico and both now with the NYT is once again, CNN since Ted Turner sold it leaning further right and Fox-like.
      The DC/NY pundits are always against Dems for GOPers, Corporations and for pushing dissatisfaction within the Progressive/Liberal/Emoprogs community.

  15. August 30, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Our fabulous JO’B got a response:

    • 88 Nena20409
      August 30, 2015 at 11:43 am

      There are a total of Five Co-chairs……so why is D-WS the Queen maker of the DNC?
      Had D-WS been a Tim Kaine or a Howard Dean, the rest of the Co-Chairs would Never have stood silent. This is why I am an unabashed bleeding Liberal, but Never a DNCer.
      A Party must have a set of core principles and NOT so worried about being seen as against a woman and/or against a woman from the Jewish faith. In 2000, Donna Brazil was not as effective for Gore. A Co-Chair was brought on and the Gore campaign was then moved to Gore’s home State. She should have been fired. She wasn’t and this led to getting along instead of for actual Victory.
      15 yrs later, Donna Brazil is still there……..what has she brought since to make DNC better?
      DNC needs New Blood and folks like R.T Rybak……..Jennifer Granholm, Davis from TX, etc.

  16. 89 Dudette
    August 30, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Goood Morning Good People of TODsylvania!

  17. 99 desertflower
    August 30, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Morning everyone! Happy Sunday:) Congrats, amk, for sliding in the door first:)

  18. 100 PrayerWarriorforObama
    August 30, 2015 at 10:17 am

    A blessed Sunday and a successful week to everyone at TOD.

  19. 102 desertflower
    August 30, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Sick shit. All they ever have is fear.

  20. 103 Roberta in MN
    August 30, 2015 at 10:26 am

    I think R.T. would have run for a major place on the Dem ticket if he hadn’t had a heart attack. Still wish he would run for Gov wen Dayton gives it up.

  21. 104 Roberta in MN
    August 30, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Cheney has no credibility. He should just g back to Montana and hide out.

  22. 110 globalcitizenlinda
    August 30, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Eyes on the Prize: Haters may say all they want & medial may gloat about those Dems who chose to not support PBO on the #IranDeal.

    But at the end of the day, history will record whether or not the #IranDeal passed and how that changed the different parts of the world.

    those who said no will be just a footnote of history – that is if they are even that lucky

    • August 30, 2015 at 10:43 am

      Well stated. The effect on the world will be of benefit, and people around the world, especially the Middle East, will rejoice at the war that didn’t happen, and the peace and prosperity that did.

    • 112 EricFive
      August 30, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Very true. Let the haters search and strain for “victories” based on spite and mean spiritedness. Their bravado is all for show. They know they have lost. If they felt they were “winning” they would be happier people, not in their current angry/depressed state. Any defeat of the Israel lobby in American politics is a BFD. AIPAC works best behind the scenes, out of sight of the American people. Such naked displays/flaunting of influence peddling (and the disrespectful buffoonery of Bibi) is a real turn off for most Americans.

    • 113 Nena20409
      August 30, 2015 at 11:47 am

      V is for VICTORY.
      History Records those who Win, and less about those who have lost.

  23. August 30, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Dick Cheney is a disgrace to this country, the worst VP ever.

  24. 116 globalcitizenlinda
    August 30, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Very sad news about the passing of Prof Oliver Sacks.

    He made a real difference in the lives of so many.

    For any of us who have known and cared for someone with mental illness, we have benefited greatly from Prof. Sacks’ persistence in studying and explaining what was going on for patients to behave as they do.

    Prof. Sacks’ interviews were always funny and simple to understand. He will be greatly missed.

  25. August 30, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Good morning, TOD! I come bearing gifts… Haven’t read it yet; however, FREE is good…

  26. August 30, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening to my Chips and TOD family. I hope that all of my TOD family are having a beautiful and blessed Sunday.

    GGail, I so agree with you regarding Bo. From the beginning, I have felt that Bo has felt the dignity , humbleness, respect,and honor of the Presidency of POB. In the photos of our First Dog, he seems to know that he is special and came from two very special people,{Senator Ted Kennedy and Vickie Kennedy} who loved and respected POB and FLOTUS. I love it when Bo is sitting and waiting for POB to enter the Oval Office. So respectful. Another photo was when Bo was inspecting the Christmas decorations one Christmas. Remember how he approached the tree for our military men and women, so solemnly. Very moving. I think Bo is the smartness First Dog in the WH in my lifetime. Axe even stated in an interview how smart Bo is. I love our First Dog, and our First Dog of TOD, Danny. Always a joy to see all their photos, Chips. Thank you so much.HZ

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