Early Bird Rise And Shine





9:0 EST: The President hosts a breakfast to honor veterans and their families on Veterans Day. The VP will also attend.

11:0 EST: Visits Arlington Cemetery to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony and deliver remarks




On This Day: Aboard the USS Carl Vinson, docked at North Island Naval Station in San Diego, Nov. 11, 2011

75 Responses to “Early Bird Rise And Shine”

  1. November 11, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Good Morning Everyone:)

  2. 5 desertflower
    November 11, 2015 at 8:12 am


  3. November 11, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Thanks a gazillion for posting Nerdy, needless to say I was busy snoring 😕

    Moooooooooorning everyone!!

    • 16 jackiegrumbacher
      November 11, 2015 at 9:00 am

      Thanks, Df. I think the last line is very telling–it’s too early–and anything can happen in the next year. The thing about these R candidates is that they don’t improve on long acquaintance. Let’s see how sick the general public gets of them by next year. More debates are not helping them.

    • November 11, 2015 at 9:30 am

      he dismisses Ben Carson ..out of hand but has a few things to say about the others….is Ben Carson any more of a wacko then the other candidates…

  4. 18 Nerdy Wonka
    November 11, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Thank you Yardarm, TOD Veterans, and Veterans everywhere. You are wonderful, courageous, compassionate human beings and we are always grateful and thankful for your service.

    • 19 jackiegrumbacher
      November 11, 2015 at 9:01 am

      Well said, Nerdy. And thanks to President Obama, FLOTUS and VFLOTUS for all they’ve done on behalf of veterans and their families.

  5. 20 Nerdy Wonka
    November 11, 2015 at 8:25 am

    GASP! They are so adorable and cute!

    Thanks, Chiparooo!

      • 22 Nerdy Wonka
        November 11, 2015 at 8:53 am

        Cuteness on 100!

      • 23 CEB
        November 11, 2015 at 10:12 am

        I wonder how many times she has said to him: “Boy, stop playing” or “you play too much”? Like a little boy who teases the girl that he really likes, it is clear that he is always messing with her. Just like the little girl in the play yard, she always eventually get him back. I love how, after 20 years of marriage, they can still crack each other up and best of all we have the many photos and videos that prove it.

        GM, TOD ohana and love and respect to all of our TOD veterans.

        • 24 Dakota
          November 11, 2015 at 10:50 am

          Morning CEB. How many times have I said those very words about the President teasing the 1st Lady! “Boy stop playin’!” The photo where PBO is smiling and whispering in her ear and she has a shocked look on her face is one of my favorites. I told hubby that the Prez probably said something gross.

    • 26 Dudette
      November 11, 2015 at 9:17 am


  6. 27 Ladyhawke
    November 11, 2015 at 8:53 am

    The GOP Debate: Republicans Have No Answer to the Key 2016 Question

    By Brian Beutler


    Against that backdrop, the most revealing question of the first half of the debate, addressed to Carly Fiorina, posited that Democrats will point out, accurately, that the labor market has performed better in modern times under Democratic presidents than under Republican ones, and that it performed particularly poorly under the previous Republican president.

    “The Democrats will inevitably ask you and voters to compare the recent presidents’ jobs performance,” said moderator Gerard Baker. “In seven years under President Obama, the U.S. has added an average of 107,000 jobs per month. Under Clinton, the economy added about 240,000 per month, under George W. Bush, it was only 13,000 a month. If you win the nomination, you will probably be facing a Democrat named Clinton. How are you going to respond to the claim that Democratic presidents are better at creating jobs than Republicans?”

    Fiorina, quite tellingly, had no answer.



  7. 28 jackiegrumbacher
    November 11, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Morning. I did not have the intestinal fortitude to watch the R debates, but applaud and admire those who did. Frankly, I’m looking forward to this year’s State of the Union–sadly PBO’s last–because it will be the perfect opportunity to lay out the truth about the growth of the economy and America’s standing in the world. I hope it’s a blockbuster and draws a huge audience. Then all of us, from the D candidates at every level to the lowliest door knocker, have to march forward with those facts and use them in every encounter with the ignorant and misinformed. There are lots of R supporters who choose to live in a world of delusion, but we don’t have to make it easy for them.

  8. 29 Dudette
    November 11, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Good Morning Everyone!
    Happy Veterans Day!

  9. 33 Dudette
    November 11, 2015 at 9:19 am

  10. 34 carolyn
    November 11, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Good morning, and a special Veterans’ day to all. My husband was a veteran….served in Korea, then served twenty years in the Air National Guard……which is why I have the wonderful Tricare for Life health insurance. Today I am going to a lunch and memorial ceremony for the Gray Eagles (retired society) who died this year. This is something I want to do, and am doing with great pride for my husband, but it is also an event that I know will evoke tears and heartache. So, my simple request is that you think of me around noon wherever you are, that I will have the strength and courage to represent him with honor. I will be seeing people he served with for twenty years and people who knew and loved him. I don’t know what to expect, but am proud to do this for him.

    • 35 jackiegrumbacher
      November 11, 2015 at 9:28 am

      Carolyn, I know you’ll be given the strength you need and that the thoughts and prayers of all who love and admire you will be with you. Your attending this event is a magnificent expression of love and I truly admire you for it. By the way, it’s okay to cry–it shows we’re human.

    • November 11, 2015 at 9:42 am

      yes we will be with you carolyn and so will your husband…you will be among people who loved and honored him as well…best to you….i hope that you have a very special day

    • 37 57andfemale
      November 11, 2015 at 9:44 am

      These “firsts” are awful. Some big, like Veteran’s Day, others the small little “firsts” that only you feel so acutely.

      Sending you positive energy, my friend. You are loved and supported here at TOD.

    • 38 CEB
      November 11, 2015 at 10:17 am

      Sending love and strength to you Carolyn. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    • 39 Betsy
      November 11, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      My prayers are with you right now, 9:34 PST. Hope all is going well.

  11. 40 jackiegrumbacher
    November 11, 2015 at 9:30 am

    I read that after the “debate” last night, Hillary Clinton said, “I’m proud to be a Democrat.” I have to agree with that one–it would truly shame me to be associated with a group of nitwits and sociopaths.

  12. 41 jackiegrumbacher
    November 11, 2015 at 9:34 am

    While we honor all veterans today, I’d like to give a special tribute to those few remaining World War II vets who may not see may more of these remembrance days. My MIL was one of the first women in the Navy in WWII and she is very proud of her service. Unfortunately, there are very few left who share her memories. So to veterans very old and very young–Bless You and Thank You.

  13. 42 yardarm756
    November 11, 2015 at 9:35 am

    To my fallen Brothers…….RIP!

  14. November 11, 2015 at 9:43 am

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  16. November 11, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Thank you to all our Veterans.

    November 11, 2015 at 9:50 am


  18. November 11, 2015 at 9:52 am

    just a few of the things that the President has done to try to repay the debt that we owe to our veterans

  19. November 11, 2015 at 9:52 am

    • 56 Linda
      November 11, 2015 at 10:04 am

      He is an idiot.

      Last night they asked him about the TPP and he went off on China currency manipulation.

      China is NOT part of the TPP and even the moderators did not correct him, so I guess ” FOX BUSINESS ” pundits don’t know that either.

      Duh !

    • 57 CEB
      November 11, 2015 at 10:35 am

      Isn’t this what the Nazis did, and no one called him out on it? My God, what our political system and journalism have come to that he thinks that this is a thing to say and to actually consider and the 4th estate, which has fallen down on its duties, would allow it to go unchallenged.

  20. November 11, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Quote of the Day
    November 11, 2015

    “You’re a liar, and you’re a cheater.”
    — John Bel Edwards (D), quoted by the New Orleans Times Picayune, in a gubernatorial debate with Sen. David Vitter (R).

  21. November 11, 2015 at 9:56 am

    You know, when I saw the first tweet about this, I just didn’t want to believe it. I really didn’t. But, I kept on clicking through links to get what he said.

    I mean, the cooning never stops with this slave catcher.


    “This country was — declared its independence in 1776. In less than 100 years, it was the number-one economic power in the world. And the reason was because we had an atmosphere that encouraged entrepreneurial risk- taking and capital investment. Those are the fuels that drive it.”- Ben Carson at last night’s GOP Debate

    • 60 CEB
      November 11, 2015 at 10:25 am

      The engine that drove the economies of the England, France, Spain, Holland and the USA prior to 1776 and a hundred years later was the slave trade. How can this asshole not know this? I am sure he does, but he now considers himself a “house Negro” who has the delusion that he is “just like a member of the family.” Carson is what the old folks used to call an educated fool. He makes me sick to my stomach (and according to my 86 year old Mom, he needs to shave off that nasty looking beard).

    • 61 donna dem 4 obama
      November 11, 2015 at 10:31 am


      Sure there was great economic power because it was built on the backs of slaves. What an absolute moron. He embarrasses me more and more each day.

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  24. 64 donna dem 4 obama
    November 11, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Good Morning TOD

    Today I thank these brave young people in my family who served our country with honor and distinction.

    I also honor Alycee and Yardarm and all of the TOD vets today.

  25. 68 yardarm756
    November 11, 2015 at 10:32 am

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  27. November 11, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Good morning, TODville. Please take a moment to view this video. It captures the essence of this day.

  28. 75 amk for obama
    November 11, 2015 at 11:00 am

    so, lil jeb gone yet?

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