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Chat On

Cover of the year?


78 Responses to “Chat On”


  1. January 1, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Amk’s word cloud fixed 🙄

  2. January 1, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Danny ambling time, see ya in a bit.

  3. 18 desertflower
    January 1, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Ta Da!

  4. 19 jackiegrumbacher
    January 1, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Morning. The red certainly “pops” out! Wonder why AMK didn’t put himself in the cloud or our all time super girl, Nerdy.

    • 20 amk for obama
      January 1, 2016 at 10:32 am

      nerdy will always be ut for me and she is in there…. somewhere.

      wishing myself is a bit narc, ain’t it?

      • 21 jackiegrumbacher
        January 1, 2016 at 10:38 am

        Well, I think it’s great and thanks for taking the time to create it. Guess I’ll just have to mentally insert your name.

  5. 22 GGAIL
    January 1, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family. Happy New Year!!!

  6. 23 Forus50
    January 1, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Happy new year Chipsticks and TODers!!!!!! So happy that Chips kept this blog going for 8 years!!! 😳😍 I’m looking forward to POTUS having a wonderful 2016.

    • 24 amk for obama
      January 1, 2016 at 10:32 am

      dratz….

      wwwhat? nothing.

      • 25 forus50
        January 1, 2016 at 10:43 am

        I know I know. Even though we met in 2007 on Al Giordano’s the field blog you forgot me in your word cloud… 😢 Happy new year Amk!

        • 26 amk for obama
          January 1, 2016 at 10:44 am

          thousand apologies. I prolly should make a list from now on. I was jus’ doing it from the top of my head.

          • 27 forus50
            January 1, 2016 at 10:59 am

            I see that Al believes that Martin O’Malley is going to be the dark horse dem nominee. I give him all the credit in the world for being one of the first to predict Barack Obama as the nominee but I think he is going to be 1-2.

  7. January 1, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Crusade ?

    They can’t think of a better term ?

    I thought I only read the Rolling Stone for the *fine* articles !

  8. 30 socasweet
    January 1, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Happy New Year to Chips and all TODers especially Nerdy. I lurk here everyday and read every word of every comment. I wish everyone a healthy, happy and prosperous 2016.

    As I return to lurking, I wave to all of you from sunny Trinidad & Tobago.

  9. 32 JER
    January 1, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Happy New Year BFF and TOD.

    • 33 jackiegrumbacher
      January 1, 2016 at 10:48 am

      What an amazing face Lincoln had! I wonder if Mary Lincoln cut his hair or if he did it himself? It looks as if his eyes were hazel. I wonder if anyone ever recorded that

    • 34 GGail
      January 1, 2016 at 11:17 am

      Happy New Year JER!
      Wow, what a face up close

  10. 35 jackiegrumbacher
    January 1, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Here’s my annual New Year’s Day anecdote. After all the rich dinners, pies, cookies, candies and indulgence of the Christmas holiday season, one mom (not mine) traditionally served bowls of plain beans on New Year’s Day. She said, “time to stop celebrating and get working.” Today’s the day we traditionally take down the decorations, inside and out and start the boring task of putting them away. The party’s over, now comes the work of a long election year.

    • 36 Obama Grandmama
      January 1, 2016 at 12:21 pm

      Jackie, I always take my decorations down on NYD too. I bought a 4′ outdoor prelit tree last year and put on bright colored plastic balls and silver rope. I placed it in my garage with a big black garbage bag over it to store. This year I down scaled my decorations due to having had hip surgery. I just took out the tree already decorated to use in my house- so easy. I wrapped it decorated in plastic wrap this year for next.
      I always read the blog each day, but when I do post I am behind the thread. Guess that explains my name not being in the word cloud.

  11. 37 desertflower
    January 1, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Just received this book in the mail the other day..

    http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/Book-Reviews/2015/1230/A-Just-and-Generous-Nation-casts-the-Civil-War-as-a-philosophical-battle

    Yet another new book on Abraham Lincoln tenders a novel supposition (It would have to, wouldn’t it, to see the light of day?). The authors of A Just and Generous Nation: Abraham Lincoln and the Fight for American Opportunity argue that the Civil War was not fought over slavery or to preserve the union per se, that these causa belli “fall short” of fully explaining the bloodiest war in American history.

    Their proposition is, in essence, that it was about the economy, stupid (apologies to James Carville, who coined the phrase): that Lincoln saw the struggle as being between two diametrically opposed economic and social systems – that if the South won it would prove fatal to the American dream of an upwardly mobile, progressive, and middle class nation.

    The authors state their case in the introduction: “What Lincoln feared most was the spread of the Southern economic system. The fear was that the Southern slave-labor system would drive out free labor, first in the West, then later in the country as a whole.” Lincoln, they maintain, felt that slavery wasn’t only bad for the enslaved, but was also harmful to free white laborers as they strove to improve their lot.

    • 38 Don
      January 1, 2016 at 11:25 am

      So in these authors’ eyes the Civil War wasn’t about slavery per se, but about the socioeconomic challenges that both the North and the South faced? So Joe Pesci’s character Nicky Santoro in “Casino” was right all along when he said “The dollars, always about the dollars.”

      • 39 desertflower
        January 1, 2016 at 11:59 am

        I saw it more as “in addition to” rather than “instead of”… I’ll let you know after I read it:)

  12. 40 GGAIL
    January 1, 2016 at 10:58 am

    The Tournament of Roses Parade is about to begin!!!!👯👯👯

  13. 44 sherijr
    January 1, 2016 at 11:02 am

    2016 is starting just right imo 🙂 🙂 two of my cats have been very sick since the 27th… pretty sure they picked up the ‘virus’ our little rescue had when she came to us so ill- even though she was separated from them the first month. Anyway have been force feeding/watering- pedialyting my two, 24 hrs a day… and today my 9 yr old Tiger ate on his own like a champ.. our 5 yr old Shade is not quite there yet.. but both of them got up and walked a bit this morning! So Yay to 2016 and all the powers that be that look kindly upon my feline loves 🙂

    Happy New Year Chips and TOD, I love you all.

  14. January 1, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Good Morning, and Happy New Year, Everyone 🙂

  15. January 1, 2016 at 11:09 am

    I would not be alive if I had done this as a child:

  16. 48 hopefruit2
    January 1, 2016 at 11:11 am

    The IRONY of tweeting about someone/something first thing in the morning (and on New Year’s Day no less), and declaring that it will be a challenge for them to stay relevant…

  17. 53 forus50
    January 1, 2016 at 11:20 am

  18. 55 amk for obama
    January 1, 2016 at 11:21 am

  19. 56 hopefruit2
    January 1, 2016 at 11:22 am

  20. 62 hopefruit2
    January 1, 2016 at 11:26 am

    I’m pretty sure this must have been posted several times in the last 12 hrs, so I apologize for the duplicate! Couldn’t help but post again 🙂

  21. 63 amk for obama
    January 1, 2016 at 11:29 am

  22. 64 amk for obama
    January 1, 2016 at 11:29 am

    • 65 Don
      January 1, 2016 at 11:34 am

      All rocket scientist are brain surgeons, but not all brain surgeons are rocket scientist.

    • 66 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      January 1, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL…ON THE FLOOR HERE!…WILL NEVER FORGET THE SNL DUPLICATE!…RIGHT ON!…YOU KNEEL BEFORE JESUS BABY…AS LOW AS YOU CAN GO…YOU WILL NEVER BE WORTHY TO STAND AS HIS RIGHTEOUS EQUAL!..MANY EVANGELICALS MAKE THAT MISTAKE AND WRITE THEIR OWN VERSIONS OF THE BIBLE.

  23. 67 hopefruit2
    January 1, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Sad news.

    May she RIP.

    • 68 desertflower
      January 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      WHAT!!! This news took my breath away! So, so sad.

    • 69 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      January 1, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      MAY YOU REST IN THE GENTLE ARMS OF OUR LORD NATALIE….IT WAS TIME FOR YOU TO GO HOME……….P-EA-C-E……….

    • 70 jackiegrumbacher
      January 1, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      Oh no! I was just thinking of her the other day. She was only in her sixties. Didn’t even know she was ill. How very, very sad.

  24. January 1, 2016 at 11:46 am

    OH NO, Natalie Cole has passed away. RIP, songbird.

  25. 73 amk for obama
    January 1, 2016 at 11:49 am

    egg.sack.lee

  26. 75 donna dem 4 obama
    January 1, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Happy New Year Ms. Chips and TOD Family!

    Amk your TOD word cloud is magnificent!

  27. 76 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    January 1, 2016 at 11:59 am

    ONLY BY THE GRACE OF GOD WILL WE GET THROUGH THIS PRESIDENT’S LAST YEAR IN THE WHITEHOUSE!…BBL………………TEARS!

  28. 77 amk for obama
    January 1, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    It may not be the kind of place you would expect to stumble upon a mosque, but Muslims have lived among the forests and lakes of Lithuania for more than 600 years – showing that tolerance reigned here in the Middle Ages, even when religious strife was rampant in other parts of Europe.

    At first glance, the square, wooden building looks like thousands seen in villages all over the Baltic. Neat timber slats, wood-framed windows, a tin roof.

    But at the apex of the roof, instead of a point there is a small glass turret, topped with an onion dome of the kind you might see on a local church. Then, on top of the onion, stands a small crescent.

    This is the most European-looking mosque you will ever come across.

    If it looks completely at home in this northern European setting, that’s because a mosque has stood here, roughly 20 minutes’ drive south-west of the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, since 1558.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35170834


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