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Early Bird Chat

On This Day: President Barack Obama greets a family at Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) in Brooklyn, N.Y., Oct. 25, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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MoooOOOooorning!


133 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. October 25, 2015 at 8:40 am

    A gazillion thanks to Nerdy for running the ship while I was away, LEGEND!!!

  2. 42 hopefruit2
    October 25, 2015 at 8:44 am

    G’morning Chips, TOD, lurkers, even amk, and congrats Chips on #1! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Sunday everyone. I guess everyone is still sleeping, plus it’s dark on the East Coast due to rain. People are still thinking it’s nighttime, turning over in bed for another 2-hr sleep….

  3. 47 amk for obama
    October 25, 2015 at 8:44 am

    • 48 Don
      October 25, 2015 at 8:54 am

      If Dr. Ben Carson really believes that Medicare should go away I wished we would have said so to his employer John Hopkins Hospital at the time, I’m sure they would have embraced his vocal opposition towards Medicare. This guy is a complete asshole, only now after making millions from Medicare does he wish it to go away.

    • 51 jackiegrumbacher
      October 25, 2015 at 8:56 am

      AMK, I do tell people this and you know what the reaction is? “That’s not true!” “They don’t really mean it!” “It wouldn’t affect me!” These are actual quotes and it’s convinced me that people who want to believe something will simply close their minds, ears, eyes to the truth even if it hits them in the face.

  4. 56 jackiegrumbacher
    October 25, 2015 at 9:05 am

    One of the things that most irritates me about the endless presidential election cycles is that they push people to live in the future, instead of the present. Here we have the best president that we will ever have in our lifetimes and we’re thinking about the next one, rather than savoring the moments with the one we have. The Democratic meetings I attend drive me nuts with the endless speculation as if we all were living in a future, rather than a present tense. Voters in Pa don’t even have a chance to voice their opinion until May of 2016, so I’m resolving to set aside concerns about who comes next and focus on what is right now.

    • 57 Don
      October 25, 2015 at 9:12 am

      It irritates me as well, Jackie, I can’t even go on twitter without being bombarded with talk of the next election cycle. He have in our midst one of the truly great Presidents of our lifetime and we’re being told somehow that Hillary is the one we’ve been waiting for.

    • 58 amk for obama
      October 25, 2015 at 9:18 am

      your primary system is to blame.

      • 59 99ts
        October 25, 2015 at 9:46 am

        Even without the primaries there is still months of campaigning in the US – in the “not US” world – Canada just had the longest ever campaign of 12 weeks. Our last campaign was 4 weeks.

  5. 60 desertflower
    October 25, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Add this to the crazy talk about Medicare…. THEY are the death panels!!!!

  6. 64 amk for obama
    October 25, 2015 at 9:23 am

  7. 69 sherijr
    October 25, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Good Sunday morning TOD, wishing all of you far more sunshine than we’re seeing here in Baltimore this morning~

  8. 70 desertflower
    October 25, 2015 at 9:35 am

    THE HELL! America, wake the fuck up!

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2015/10/24/iowa-poll-carson-seen-electable-trump-change-agent/74552624/

    DES MOINES, Iowa โ€” Likely Republican caucusgoers in Iowa can agree on one thing about this field of 15 presidential candidates: Donald Trump has a huuuuuge ego.

    Better than three-quarters of respondents in the latest Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll say Trump is the most ego-driven candidate in the race.

    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, meanwhile, is the most electable, the most presidential, the most pragmatic and the most trustworthy with his finger on the nuclear button โ€” all characteristics befitting a candidate now leading the GOP horse race in Iowa.

    But the news isnโ€™t all bad for Trump, who fell to second in two polls of likely caucus attendees last week. The real estate mogul is still seen as the partyโ€™s best hope for bringing about real change, the Iowa Poll shows, and that may be the most important qualification for a Republican candidate in this period of political frustration and disaffection.

    • 71 Don
      October 25, 2015 at 9:42 am

      “Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, meanwhile, is the most electable, the most presidential, the most pragmatic and the most trustworthy with his finger on the nuclear button โ€” all characteristics befitting a candidate now leading the GOP horse race in Iowaโ€.

      Yeah, you want this guy in charge of the button, a guy itching for everyone to swim in the river Jordan.

    • 72 99ts
      October 25, 2015 at 9:52 am

      I don’t know why they are doing/saying it – the GOP will NOT nominate Ben Carson

  9. 73 hopefruit2
    October 25, 2015 at 9:36 am

    I love my president.

  10. 78 globalcitizenlinda
    October 25, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Good Morning Everyone!

    Have a fantastic day.

  11. 79 amk for obama
    October 25, 2015 at 9:41 am

  12. 80 amk for obama
    October 25, 2015 at 9:46 am

  13. 83 Don
    October 25, 2015 at 9:47 am

    I think with Dr. Ben Carson the Republicans may have finally found their guy.

  14. October 25, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Happy Sunday TODers!!

    Heeeeeeeya Chips!!!

  15. 92 desertflower
    October 25, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Fall in lockstep and agree with him, or else. How democratic of them…Ugly nativist group….which is all Trump supporters really are.

    http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2015/10/24/3715850/video-shows-immigration-protester-dragged-across-the-ground-and-kicked-at-trump-rally/

    Video captured by a local TV reporter in Miami shows a man who disagrees with GOP presidential candidate Donald Trumpโ€™s immigration policies being violently ejected from a Trump campaign event. In the video, an unidentified white man wearing a red polo shirt is seen pulling another man identified as a protester by the back of his shirt. When the protester falls to the ground, the man in the polo shirt then drags him along the floor towards the roomโ€™s exit. Towards the end of the video, the polo-shirted man appears to kick the protester while the protester is still lying on the ground.
    As this protester is being dragged out of the room, the crowd around him loudly chants โ€œU-S-A! U-S-A!โ€

    • 93 desertflower
      October 25, 2015 at 9:57 am

      Trump was reportedly interrupted several times by protesters during his appearance at the Trump National Doral Miami resort. At one point, he appeared to endorse the use of violent tactics against these protesters. โ€œSee the first group, I was nice. Oh, take your time,โ€ Trump said of the protesters. โ€œThe second group, I was pretty nice. The third group, Iโ€™ll be a little more violent. And the fourth group, Iโ€™ll say get the hell out of here!โ€

      Not Presidential…represent ALL the people?? I think not.

  16. 94 99ts
    October 25, 2015 at 9:57 am

    There could be book written about “The Pope and the President” both men of their time coping with those who want to go back 100 years

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-25/pope-francis-warns-against-'scheduled-faith'/6883788
    Pope Francis warns bishops against turning people away who do not fit ‘scheduled faith’

  17. 95 desertflower
    October 25, 2015 at 10:00 am

    So Tony Blair apologized for his part in Iraq war…shouldn’t his buddy and partner in crime, GWB, quit being a damn coward and do the same? Mind you, too little, too late…but he should acknowledge his gigantic fuckup…Oh, who am I kidding,,,they never own anything they do wrong!

    • 96 99ts
      October 25, 2015 at 10:26 am

      Blair has yet to apologise for lying – to his country and the world. Mumbling that he was apologising “for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong,” Suddenly the royal plural – like Blair wasn’t the only one mislead.

      If Blair hadn’t supported Bush in such an open and 100% way, there would not have been an invasion of Iraq. Bush could not do it alone. Blair was a labor man – politician supposedly supporting the people, the anti Thatcher man – I can still remember my horror when he came out in support of GWB and the invasion of Iraq. Did not expect it at all.

      But, you are right – he has back tracked more than GWB.

      • 97 desertflower
        October 25, 2015 at 10:28 am

        they both deserve the pits of hell. that is all

        • 98 99ts
          October 25, 2015 at 10:32 am

          I know – I just keep thinking Blair had a brain (no sign of that in the Bush brothers) and he could have stopped it then and there. Guess he went for the political glory of war – well that sure backfired. Sigh

  18. October 25, 2015 at 10:09 am

    This has kept me in stitches.

    • 101 Betsy
      October 25, 2015 at 2:17 pm

      Don’t read the comments, though. They are disgusting and vile. So awful that there are so many out there who think the way they do toward their fellow americans.

  19. October 25, 2015 at 10:14 am

    A giant Oak tree towers over my balcony and brings me joy each morning with the sounds of nature.

  20. 106 amk for obama
    October 25, 2015 at 10:16 am

  21. October 25, 2015 at 10:20 am

    wonder if joe biden really was contemplating running, or if he knew all along he wasn’t running and let the announcement linger to take the spotlight off the republican nut jobs and have people talk more about democrats. since democrats aren’t doing many debates and were losing the attention-getting game, i could see joe doing something such as this. whatever the case, he succeeded in giving the democratic primary a needed boost.

  22. 108 desertflower
    October 25, 2015 at 10:20 am

    • 109 Don
      October 25, 2015 at 10:29 am

      Men have built monuments because of it; empires have been destroyed because of it. Fortunes have been won and lost because of it.

  23. 110 desertflower
    October 25, 2015 at 10:23 am

    And I’ll post BOTH Tweets here because…amk.

  24. October 25, 2015 at 10:26 am

    This is how the establishment will slowly start making the way for Jeb…I’m not worried about Ben Carson. He’s pandering with extremist rhetoric just to raise $$$ for himself, because he’s smart enough to know that he will NEVER be the GOP nominee, let alone President-elect 2016.

  25. 120 desertflower
    October 25, 2015 at 10:31 am

    LOL:) ๐Ÿ™‚ Purrrrrrfect!

    http://juanitajean.com/hummmm/

  26. 126 GGAIL
    October 25, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.
    My log in still won’t stay in place here in my iPhone!!!!!

  27. October 25, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Good morning, TOD! My friends in B’more are overjoyed…


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