Early Bird Rise and Shine

On This Day: President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden link arms and sing “We Shall Overcome” during the dedication ceremony for the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011. Joining them, from left, are: Harry Johnson, Sr.; Interior Secretary Ken Salazar; and Herman “Skip” Mason (Photo by Pete Souza)


Today (all times Eastern)

11:55: The President holds a bilateral meeting with President Park Geun-hye of the Republic of Korea; the Vice President also attends

12:30: Holds a working lunch with President Park Geun-hye; the Vice President also attends

1:40: Holds a joint press conference with President Park Geun-hye


On This Day: President Barack Obama says goodbye to former President George H. W. Bush and former Secretary of State James A. Baker, prior to departure from Easterwood Field landing zone, in College Station, Texas, Oct. 16, 2009 (Photo by Pete Souza)



115 Responses to “Early Bird Rise and Shine”

  1. October 16, 2015 at 8:30 am


    Heeeeeeya Chips!!

  2. October 16, 2015 at 8:31 am

  3. October 16, 2015 at 8:32 am

    That’s my president. Looking every bit GQuese!!! What a man!! Happy Barack Obama Friday!!

  4. October 16, 2015 at 8:42 am

    LOL: Their only other recourse is to cheat:

  5. 13 Linda
    October 16, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Good Morning….

    I am so angry I could spit.! I woke up around 4 AM today and turned on the tv. While surfing channels I noticed Bob Gates was giving an interview on Fox with Bret Baier.

    Gate was seriously trashing both PBO and VP Biden claiming that PBO micromanged the war . Had a distrust of all Generals due to VP Biden constantly telling him the military was trying to box him in to a corner regarding both the Wars and especially Afghanistan.

    I only saw a couple of minutes, but it appears the segment was over 8 minutes. So far, I have not seen any other network jumping on this.

    Gates is a pig and his failures when working at the NSA need to be exposed.

  6. 20 JER
    October 16, 2015 at 8:45 am

  7. 21 JER
    October 16, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Good Morning BFF and TOD.

  8. 23 Don
    October 16, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Yesterday my 10 year old son texted my wife a grocery list from his ipad while she was at work. And now my wife and my son are in discussions about him getting a floating skateboard type of thing for Christmas. The boy even wants to light the barbeque grill, I’m getting pushed out. Last week I was laying in bed watching tv and I could hear my wife tell my son to go in the room and get her glasses but not to wake me because I was taking a nap. I wasn’t taking a nap, I was watching tv, I don’t need to take a nap because I wasn’t tired. And now when they go out to the mall on the weekend they don’t invite me, my wife tells me to stay home and get some rest. I don’t like this at all; I’m not tired I have a lot of energy.

  9. October 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

  10. 38 Roberta in MN
    October 16, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Now if that deal with Pakistan can be well on it’s way, then Biden will definitely run. Non of the other candidates can be trusted to complete the deal. Wooot. GM Everyone f my TOD family. Have a great day. It’s Friday that is enough to be great.

  11. 39 GGail
    October 16, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.

  12. 41 jacquelineoboomer
    October 16, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Good morning! Sunshine’s coming in my windows, and it’s a fine thing. 🙂

  13. October 16, 2015 at 9:24 am

    UH HUH
    UH HUH


    No more ‘shock and awe’: Jeb Bush now just another presidential aspirant
    By Philip Rucker and Matea Gold
    October 15 at 10:08 PM

    Jeb Bush entered the presidential race as the “shock and awe” candidate whose fundraising dominance was poised to make his campaign an unstoppable juggernaut.

    He is not that candidate anymore.

    After reporting Thursday that he has less cash in the bank than three other Republican candidates, Bush effectively cemented his status as just another aspirant in a presidential race where the surest predictions have been proven wrong time and again.

    Bush — a former Florida governor who relied heavily on his family’s network to amass a $103 million war chest at his allied super PAC earlier this year — announced Thursday that he collected contributions for his actual campaign at a drastically slower pace during a difficult summer.

    Bush raised $13.4 million from July to September, and started October with just $10.3 million on hand after spending about $11.5 million — or 86 percent of the total over the quarter. This leaves Bush with less cash in the bank than three opponents, including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), whom Bush allies see as his chief rival for GOP establishment support.


    • 43 Don
      October 16, 2015 at 10:19 am

      No more ‘shock and awe’: Jeb Bush just another ass aspiring to be President!

      There, rikyrah, I fixed it for you.

    • 44 0388jojothecat
      October 16, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      I bet his brother told him not to talk to much and JEB! figurin’ he’s the smart one will talk to the peeples and they’ll understand. I noticed JEB! was started to use that southern drawl but it ain’t workin’ people still remember his brother more so than his father…..

  14. 45 desertflower
    October 16, 2015 at 9:26 am


    Biden Family Supports Presidential Bid


  15. 48 amk for obama
    October 16, 2015 at 9:32 am

    bye, bye, jebbie, you mofo.

  16. 56 amk for obama
    October 16, 2015 at 9:42 am

    question on biden bid …. (wait, wait, stop throwing things at me).

    where does he get the funds from? the young and restless clueless are apparently with the shouter. the rich and the wall street are with her royal highness. so, what does that leave him with?

  17. 64 amk for obama
    October 16, 2015 at 9:50 am

    • 65 Don
      October 16, 2015 at 10:01 am

      Please let Ryan get the leadership role, I got a feeling Ryan relishes the idea of sitting at the grown up table with President Obama. Ryan is the type of person that likes looking out the window and having people come up behind him and whisper things in his ear. Also Ryan is itching to make a deal, as long as President Obama is involved in it.

      • 66 amk for obama
        October 16, 2015 at 10:05 am

        let him survive the teabaggers with their steel baseball bats furst. then we will talk.

        • 67 Don
          October 16, 2015 at 10:11 am

          I know I’m rushing things, amk, but out of all the contenders Ryan is less crazy than everyone else.

          • 68 amk for obama
            October 16, 2015 at 10:17 am

            no rush at all, man. we got whole of two weeks before we go over the cliff. all is cool.

          • 69 57andfemale
            October 16, 2015 at 10:30 am

            But he would happily crawl in the cesspool with the crazies. Is he going to stand up for sanity and governance? Hell, we even thought Boehner was going to do that, but he folded like a cheap suit. Anyone who still identifies as GOP has acid in their veins.

            • 70 sabreen60
              October 16, 2015 at 10:54 am

              I agree 57. Remember his budget? There was no there there. Remember the pages with no numbers. Plus he’s a liar and loves Ayn Rand. I think he would be leader of the pack of crazies. Also he has absolutely no empathy for the middle class and the poor.

  18. 71 desertflower
    October 16, 2015 at 9:56 am

    YEA!!!! http://www.politicususa.com/2015/10/16/california-law-prohibits-phony-pregnancy-centers-lying-evangelicals-furious.html

    Last week, in a signal that California Democrats believe that women warrant “reproductive freedom and dignity,” California Governor Jerry Brown signed a statewide bill, the Reproductive Fact ACT that forces faith-based crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) to stop lying and stop posing as medical providers. Crisis pregnancy centers are religious anti-choice organizations that use the appeal of free pregnancy testing to trap women into suffering through a sermon where they are told blatant lies about abortion and birth control to discourage the use of both. The new law is not any kind of a burden for a legitimate business providing medical services, and primarily requires the churches to post signs alerting women that they are going to be given false information founded on religion, and that church activists are not really medical professionals or providers.

    Be smart, ladies!! Do NOT go near these places, EVER. Kudos to California for pulling back the curtain on these liars and frauds.

  19. 76 MightyPamela
    October 16, 2015 at 9:58 am

  20. 77 57andfemale
    October 16, 2015 at 10:00 am

    • 78 Don
      October 16, 2015 at 10:14 am

      I do remember Krugman being somewhat apprehensive in the early days of the Obama Administration when it came to President Obama’s policies. But if this is the end result then it was worth it.

      • 79 57andfemale
        October 16, 2015 at 10:30 am

        Krugman was pretty awful to Obama the first few years, but he not only came around, but did so with intelligence, grace and a little humility. He won back my respect.

        • 80 Don
          October 16, 2015 at 10:52 am

          And with some intelligence, grace and a little humility, Hillary could have been running away with this thing and not sitting around waiting to see what V.P. Biden is going to do.

          • 81 57andfemale
            October 16, 2015 at 10:54 am

            She had a chance to show greatness in 2007,2008, and easily chose the gutter instead. I will vote for her, I will even defend her when I think it’s warranted. But I think she is a well-studied mediocre person.

    October 16, 2015 at 10:02 am


  22. 85 Dudette
    October 16, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Verry interrrestink

  23. 86 MightyPamela
    October 16, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Woke up thinking every single GOP in both houses should be fined their entire salary, including benefits and healthcare, for the total number of years they have engaged in treasonous policy toward the Executive Branch, and they should step down from their post by the next election. Never eligible to run for public office again.

  24. 89 amk for obama
    October 16, 2015 at 10:09 am

    fingers crossed

    [video src="http://i.imgur.com/zxCynwu.webm" /]

  25. 93 Dudette
    October 16, 2015 at 10:23 am

  26. 94 57andfemale
    October 16, 2015 at 10:26 am

    • 96 Don
      October 16, 2015 at 10:44 am

      That pretty much depends on what prism you’re looking through. When the Clintons ran the Whitehouse they tried and failed at getting a healthcare bill passed and the left said “hey, they tried” and were still praised. When President Obama not only tried but succeeded at getting a healthcare bill passed it wasn’t as appreciated by some on the left. Now maybe my perception was off, but that is how I perceived the healthcare situation to be. President Obama never set out to get the whole loaf, and if you listened to every speech he gave as a candidate you would have known that. But at times the left has been its own worst enemy in terms of what is needed and what is wanted and what can be ultimately achieved.

  27. 99 amk for obama
    October 16, 2015 at 10:36 am

  28. 104 amk for obama
    October 16, 2015 at 10:37 am

  29. 105 amk for obama
    October 16, 2015 at 10:49 am

    yet another israel palistine fight brewing

  30. 107 jacquelineoboomer
    October 16, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Son walked down for coffee. It’s a good day!


  31. 110 amk for obama
    October 16, 2015 at 10:52 am

  32. 111 Don
    October 16, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Am I the only one that thinks that the killing of a mosquito is something to be taken seriously? Because I’ve been killing mosquitoes all morning in my office, and when I kill one I get a sense of accomplishment.

    • October 16, 2015 at 11:39 am

      Mosquitos are enemies of the state. They must be eliminated at all costs. I place your name for consideration for the national medal of honor from the High Order of the Mosquito Deniers.

  33. 113 Don
    October 16, 2015 at 11:01 am

    I guess Putin didn’t get the memo that the Middle East has been a graveyard for Russian empires throughout history.

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