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Early Bird Rise and Shine

On This Day: President Barack Obama gives Make-a-Wish child, Chase Kerr, a high-five during a greeting with Chase and his family in the Oval Office, Sept. 29, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Today (all times Eastern)

9:45: The President meets with President Raul Castro, United Nations

10:30: Chairs the Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Countering Violent Extremism

12:10: Meets with Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev

1:25: Departs New York

2:35: Arrives White House

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MoooOOOooorning!


83 Responses to “Early Bird Rise and Shine”


  1. September 29, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Morning everyone! Have to run, gotta go out for a worky thing, see ya all in a bit.

  2. 2 desertflower
    September 29, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Morning!! Are those little guys cute, or what?!

    • 3 a4alice
      September 29, 2015 at 8:27 am

      Morning DF and all of TOD Ville yes they are in their matching outfits! I just got done reading NW’s informative tweets from the night before. Wow. we are spoiled with having such great bt’s that find what REALLY happening around here.

      Hope everyone is off to a great day! 🙂

    • 4 jackiegrumbacher
      September 29, 2015 at 8:34 am

      They’re adorable, Df. Their parents are pretty cute, too.

  3. 5 jackiegrumbacher
    September 29, 2015 at 8:33 am

    Morning all. Like Alice, I just caught up on last night’s info-packed post. Today will be another day of big accomplishments by our President. Stay tuned.

  4. 6 desertflower
    September 29, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Just a reminder…today is Stand With Planned Parenthood day….wear your pink and let others know to do the same…

    • September 29, 2015 at 9:20 am

      Got mine on ……. my food pantry volunteer day, appt. with our financial advisor, so wearing it proudly……..and I’m not one to wear pink or rose.

  5. September 29, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Good morning, Chips, NW and TODers.

    Our VP in the spotlight again!

    • September 29, 2015 at 8:42 am

      Our FLOTUS, too.

    • September 29, 2015 at 8:48 am

      • 11 Vicki
        September 29, 2015 at 9:03 am

        Acting like an important member of the current team.
        And a future POTUS.

        SO, our Peace Trio+ FLOTUS are still in NYC. I hope they all take a long weekend after the breakneck pace they’ve been operating at.

        • 12 jackiegrumbacher
          September 29, 2015 at 9:15 am

          Joe Biden has an experience NO one can match. He knows world leaders, knows the issues and can discuss complex international concerns with anyone on the planet. He also has credibility and gravitas. I really feel as if our very future as a nation depends on Biden’s decision.

  6. 13 hopefruit2
    September 29, 2015 at 8:44 am

    G’morning Chips, TOD, even amk, lurkers, and Happy Tuesday everyone! 🙂

  7. 15 overseasgranny
    September 29, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Those so few days when the President gets to sleep in must be such a delight for him. Don’t know how he keeps going at the pace he does.

  8. 27 rikyrah
    September 29, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  9. 28 99ts
    September 29, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Link via BJ
    http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2015/09/2015-macarthur-genius-grants-announced/407758/?utm_source=SFTwitter

    Macarthur grants – so pleased to see intelligence and scientific endeavor being rewarded – and they come with funding to allow the research to continue.

    Wonder if the media will recognize these people or continue to prefer dumbing down society

  10. 29 rikyrah
    September 29, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Congratulations to Coates.

    It’s fair to say that both Ta-Nehisi Coates and Lin-Manuel Miranda were already having a pretty impressive 2015. Coates, a journalist lauded for his insights into race, politics and culture, launched his memoir, “Between the World and Me,” straight to the bestseller lists. Miranda, already a Tony-winning composer, wrote and stars in the season’s hottest ticket on Broadway, the genre-crossing musical “Hamilton.”

    Their year just got better. Coates and Miranda are among the 24 people awarded MacArthur Foundation fellowships on Tuesday. The so-called genius grants are an annual vote of confidence given to some of America’s best and brightest scientists, writers, artists, academics and entrepreneurs. And the big check that comes with the fellowship doesn’t hurt, either…

    “I take it as a mandate to, excuse my French, go out and kick [butt],” Coates said. “I’m supposed to go out and do something beautiful, something remarkable and great. That’s the meaning of the award, for me. They say, ‘We expect big things from you.’ I expect the same from myself.”…

    He is working on his next book but declined to share any details.

    “For writers, the hardest thing in the world is space and time to write,” he said. “Hopefully, [the grant] will give me that.”…

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-2015-macarthur-genius-grants-honor–and-surprise–24-fellows/2015/09/28/f93bb6ba-6152-11e5-9757-e49273f05f65_story.html?tid=pm_pop_b

  11. September 29, 2015 at 9:01 am

    MacArthur awards are out!

    • 31 Vicki
      September 29, 2015 at 9:06 am

      Repeating myself from previous thread:
      Ta-Nehisi’s book is #1 on the NY Times bestseller list this week.
      Making it the 9th week “Between The World and Me” has been either #1 or #2.
      Extraordinary reception for this wonderful work.

  12. September 29, 2015 at 9:04 am

    YES WE CAN

  13. 37 amk for obama
    September 29, 2015 at 9:04 am

    perfect capture of teabagger frothing nuts.

  14. 39 JER
    September 29, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Good Morning Chips and TOD.

    • 43 JER
      September 29, 2015 at 9:40 am

      Look at this:

      10:30 AM EDT – President Obama and Vice President Biden Chair the Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Countering Violent Extremism.

      We are waiting for you Joe.

      • 44 vcprezofan2
        September 29, 2015 at 9:45 am

        😎 I simply love the way VPJoe has been so very visible in the last year or so; and Dr. Jill too. 🙂 🙂 His campaign speeches have been really good too – heartfelt and sincere! 😉 😉

        Morning JER, and thank you for all you do within the village. Your ✈✈ info is always timely and very much appreciated!

      • 45 hopefruit2
        September 29, 2015 at 9:46 am

        Hmmm…yes indeed.

      • 46 desertflower
        September 29, 2015 at 9:46 am

        I’m getting a good feeling….still crossing my fingers though!

  15. 47 Ladyhawke
    September 29, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Fox News is sinking the GOP: One network’s ratings boom is a political party’s election doom

    http://www.salon.com/2015/09/29/fox_news_is_sinking_the_gop_partner/

  16. 48 Nerdy Wonka
    September 29, 2015 at 10:21 am

    HEADS UP. The Glamour Mag link goes live at 11AM EST

  17. 49 amk for obama
    September 29, 2015 at 10:23 am

    riddle time – how you put a 4 in a 5?

  18. 61 JER
    September 29, 2015 at 10:26 am

    • 63 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      September 29, 2015 at 11:02 am

      THIS WAS TOO FUNNY…YET SAD…’TO OPEN A WINDOW’….THERE IS GREAT SACRIFICE FOR THE FIRST FAMILY…BEGINNING WITH AIR….BBL………………….

  19. 64 JER
    September 29, 2015 at 10:31 am

    President Obama and VP Biden Chair the Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism

  20. 66 desertflower
    September 29, 2015 at 10:50 am

    I stand with PP:)

  21. 67 desertflower
    September 29, 2015 at 10:50 am

    • 68 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      September 29, 2015 at 10:59 am

      ME TOO…………………..MY CHURCH IS A MESS BECAUSE OF EXTREMIST COSPIRACY BELIEFS AND IT’S RAINING 2DAY…GOD WEEPS. I FINALLY HAD TO LEAVE AND JUST COULD NOT STAND TO HEAR ANYMORE!

    • 69 Jeff
      September 29, 2015 at 11:08 am

      wish they’d make a bumper sticker like that about Bernie Sanders.

  22. 70 amk for obama
    September 29, 2015 at 11:05 am

  23. 71 amk for obama
    September 29, 2015 at 11:07 am

  24. 72 Obama Grandmama
    September 29, 2015 at 11:09 am

    morning all! I am going to a hospital class shortly due to an upcoming surgery a week from tomorrow. I am having a hip replacement followed by a knee replacement next spring. Not sure if the results of the hip replacement will be typical since the bad knee is on the same side. Getting nervous. Can use your positive thoughts and prayers for the October 7th surgery.

    • 73 mtmarilyn
      September 29, 2015 at 11:19 am

      We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. My husband had both hips replaced within 6 months. He couldn’t recoup from the first one because his other hip was so bad. It’s been 2 years now and he is doing great. It will be tough for you but in the long run you will be in great shape. I will add you to my special TOD mediation.

    • 74 vcprezofan2
      September 29, 2015 at 11:22 am

      Morning, OG. Will definitely add you to the list of those I remember with positive thoughts and prayerful vibes as you prepare for your surgery next week. Good luck – may your surgeons, nurses and other caregivers have loving and sure hands throughout the entire process.

    • 75 amk for obama
      September 29, 2015 at 11:49 am

      Today the medical technology has vastly improved and hip & knee replacements are being routinely in my part of the ocean with a great success rate. All the best wishes for you for the same successful result.

    • 76 sjterrid
      September 29, 2015 at 3:54 pm

      I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers for your upcoming surgery, and on your recovery for your hip and knee replacement.

    • 77 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      September 29, 2015 at 4:08 pm

      PRAYERS UP FOR YOU INDEED OBAMA GRANDMAMA……………FOR COMFORT AND HEALING!…<3

    • 78 Obama Grandmama
      September 29, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      Hey all!
      Went to the hospital class so missed your replies till now. Your responses are giving me confidence. It is good to know others have you in their prayers. Thank you.

  25. 79 vcprezofan2
    September 29, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Hey, where is the translator?

  26. 82 amk for obama
    September 29, 2015 at 11:17 am


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