Early Bird Chat

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  1. 1 Roberta in MN
    January 9, 2016 at 7:58 am

    GM Chips

  2. January 9, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Saturday morning.

    To all, I hope that your effervescent, sparkling, and vivacious personality is on full display today. ❤ ❤ ❤

    Thank God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America. ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  3. 10 Roberta in MN
    January 9, 2016 at 7:58 am

    I can’t believe this. I just checked in to see what is going on. Wooot!!!.

  4. January 9, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Danny-ambling time, see ya in a bit!

    • 17 jackiegrumbacher
      January 9, 2016 at 8:18 am

      Morning, AMK. Wuerker deserves a prize for this. Notice how they’re all starting to look alike, except for the Donald “do.” The Donald pig nose is perfect!!!!

  5. 18 amk for obama
    January 9, 2016 at 8:13 am

    On these notes, GM.

  6. 19 amk for obama
    January 9, 2016 at 8:16 am

    actual beebs fp just now.

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    Don’t they have copy editors any more?

    • 20 jackiegrumbacher
      January 9, 2016 at 8:21 am

      That doctor must have had some punch! Whether he killed a patient or destroyed a building, the guy needs to be in jail.

    • 21 jackiegrumbacher
      January 9, 2016 at 9:13 am

      Wow! Whether he brought down a building or killed a patient that is one lousy doctor.

  7. January 9, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Good morning TOD!

    Congrats Roberta 🙂

  8. 27 amk for obama
    January 9, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Aid could reach a besieged Syrian village as early as Sunday morning, the World Food Programme said.

    A convoy will carry one month’s worth of food and medicine for the 40,000 people trapped in Madaya, a rebel-held town near the Lebanese border.

    People there are reported to have been starving to death, with people eating pets and grass to survive.

    A similar operation for two government-held villages in the north – Kefraya and Foah – is due on Monday.

    Blockades have been a feature of Syria’s civil war but the plight of Madaya has drawn international attention, partly due to images emerging of severely malnourished residents.


    I have seen those horrible scenes on bbc and aj. Humans are the worst animals.

  9. January 9, 2016 at 8:24 am

    • January 9, 2016 at 8:26 am

      • January 9, 2016 at 8:27 am

        Shared this when it was originally tweeted, but it’s message is worth repeating every once in awhile ….

        • January 9, 2016 at 11:10 am

          Bob, thanks so, so so, much for sharing the desires of others, that we take for granted. I especially appreciate your shared tweets about the courageous Women (PK?) destroying ISIL in a significant boarder region between Turk and Syria.

          However, I hope their notoriety is not filtering back to them. Because, IM Biblical “opinion”:which has been proven valid especially during GWP’s/Cheney’s Iraq; 1st Timothy: No Soldier Should Be Concern With The Affairs of The World”. The reason for that:

          > There is no nobility in communicating with you family/love ones during battle.
          >A distracted Soldier is a danger to not only himself, but to his brothers & sisters in battle.
          >The Bush/Cheney mantra has (excuse my choice of words, but it sig’s the point. I could have said, “coward”…). pussy-wooped majority of America to just blindly assign “Hero” status to everyone that serves in the military. Here is my definition/classification of a Heros:

          > http://t.co/b95VQuH3ft

        • 34 0388jojothecat
          January 9, 2016 at 1:53 pm

          Someone needs to post this at every school in America to show them how precious their ‘FREE’ education is no matter what income group you are in, you are getting a first rate education not to show up or drop out.

      • 35 jackiegrumbacher
        January 9, 2016 at 9:04 am

        I hope the US is supporting this Centre wih generous contributions. Women at this centre also need to know that people around the world are on their side.

      • January 9, 2016 at 10:20 am

        thank you for this Bob…sometimes i have no words…but here is hope in a sea of despair…

    • 38 jackiegrumbacher
      January 9, 2016 at 9:12 am

      Bob, it’s stunning to think of the mighty force that is yet to be unleashed in the world–the power of suppressed girls and women emerging into their rightful roles. The future will see these young women as leaders and it will change the way that people live and nations are governed. After millennia of male dominated culture and governance with constant wars, macho posturing and violence, it’s about damned time for a change.

      • January 9, 2016 at 9:22 am

        “… the power of suppressed girls and women emerging into their rightful roles. The future will see these young women as leaders and it will change the way that people live and nations are governed.”

        Yes, it will, Jackie. Hopefully, not too late.

        • 40 jackiegrumbacher
          January 9, 2016 at 9:40 am

          Well, Bob, women have been cleaning up after men since time began. If there’s any hope for restoring a massively damaged world, it will come from women.

  10. January 9, 2016 at 8:32 am

    bbl ….

  11. 42 amk for obama
    January 9, 2016 at 8:43 am

    If the punk is keen on ‘punishing liars’, he should start with self-flagellation. Till he has no more skin. What a thug the texans have inflicted on others.

    • 43 arapaho415
      January 9, 2016 at 8:57 am

      GM amk, TODville.

      This was in Meta’s timeline, may have been posted before here (I have time to do some TOD catching up this morning, yay), but seems an appropriate response…

    • January 9, 2016 at 8:58 am

      Who spank Ted Cruz when he tells a lie? Whoever it is their arm should be worn off by now.

      • 45 Don
        January 9, 2016 at 9:00 am

        This freak probably pays someone to spank him.

      • January 9, 2016 at 9:03 am

        I guess next Trump will be saying he spank his children when they lie, specially that grown daughter he made that comment about. And the media will have no problem with what he said and will give him 24/7 coverage.

    • 47 jackiegrumbacher
      January 9, 2016 at 9:18 am

      What a misfortune for those girls to have such a father. Cruz is lower than pond scum and would justify any ugly act he committed because, in his mind, he can do no wrong. My advice to his daughters: learn never to tell your father anything.

      • 48 amk for obama
        January 9, 2016 at 9:20 am

        why is it that the religious nuts of all flavors believe discipline = punishment?

        • 49 jackiegrumbacher
          January 9, 2016 at 9:29 am

          Amk, I think these religious nuts who call themselves “Christian,” prefer the Old Testament God of swift punishment and unforgiving retribution. All the values associated with the Jesus in the New Testament–charity, love of neighbor, humility and compassion–are lost to them. I wonder if they routinely rip out and throw away the Jesus parts of the Bible

          • 50 amk for obama
            January 9, 2016 at 9:32 am

            I am not just talking about X’ians. We have our own hindu wingnuts who think school children should be spanked if they get into mischieves though our constitution expressly forbids it.

            • 51 jackiegrumbacher
              January 9, 2016 at 9:37 am

              Sorry to be so US focused in my response, AMK. All religions get hijacked by extremists who then use that religion to justify their obscene behavior.

    • 52 idon
      January 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      He’s holding his daughter? She looks so uncomfortable as if she can’t stand to be in physical contact with him. So very sad.

  12. 53 amk for obama
    January 9, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Brisbane International Tennis Tournament. 26 match winning streak and sixth consecutive title, baybee.

  13. January 9, 2016 at 9:09 am

  14. 58 rikyrah
    January 9, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

    At work today, but it’s all good 🙂

  15. 59 desertflower
    January 9, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Morning everyone.

    • 60 jackiegrumbacher
      January 9, 2016 at 9:22 am

      This is an incredibly brave woman. I hope she turns her courage into aggressive voter registration and GOTV for muslim Americans.

    • 61 amk for obama
      January 9, 2016 at 9:23 am

      contrast this with the kenyan actually inviting and facing the gun nuts and answering their stupid q’s.

      January 9, 2016 at 10:10 am


  16. 63 desertflower
    January 9, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Sorry, This is the one I wanted to post.

    • January 9, 2016 at 1:18 pm

      What…did they let her in so they [he] could make a show of kicking her out? Trump is into screening the people who are allowed to attend his rallies; right? Surely they did not think that she was a supporter.

  17. 65 Vicki
    January 9, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Good morning TOD. Yesterday we all heard the Sensational Jobs Numbers—exceeding expectations for December and readjusting the numbers for October and November up by another 50,000 new jobs.
    New York City is also doing very well.
    Unemployment rate in the city is 4.2!!!

    Mayor de Blasio has signed contracts with all the unions. Something the previous mayor had failed to do. Under Bloomberg NYC workers got no new contracts and raises were few and far between.
    Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo have been using executive actions to raise the minimum wage to $15.00 for every group they can. Fast food workers, crossing guards, janitorial staff as well as people who work for the City or State.

    Crime is down—way down—more people working, wages rose by $78 average per week in NYC this past year.

    Good times and Good job. Thank you to our leaders.

    • 66 Don
      January 9, 2016 at 9:30 am

      You talk about a moral buster, someone making less than $10.00 per hour going to $15.00 per hour is a big jump. I applaud the Mayor and the Governor for fighting for hourly workers. You want people to feel as though they have a stake in their community and that they are appreciated.

    • 67 jackiegrumbacher
      January 9, 2016 at 9:32 am

      Thanks, Vicki. I hope the people of NYC recognize deBlazio’s achievements and give him another term as mayor. He will emerge as a future star on the American political scene.

      • January 9, 2016 at 11:05 am

        if the media is anything like the media in DC..NYers do not know what is being done in their favor…i hope the mayor and gov…do go arounds like the President does

    • 69 arapaho415
      January 9, 2016 at 9:49 am

      GM Vicki.

      Love to hear great news (which of course ONLY comes from cities/states with Dem leadership, another fact that slips through the cracks of the GOP-propaganda machine known as the MSM).

      From CA (and lauded by GOP state reps here):

      A little comparison between KS and CA (which is in the local news here now because of the possibility that the St. Louis Rams (NFL) might return to LA, which IMHO they should never have abandoned in the first place):

      • 70 amk for obama
        January 9, 2016 at 9:56 am

        and the kansans reelected their govnor brownback.

        Many here in India are poor and uneducated. But they are more politically shrewd and demanding than in western democracies. There are no perpetual congress critters and state chief ministers.

      • 71 jackiegrumbacher
        January 9, 2016 at 9:57 am

        Here’s a lesson that needs to be spread to every voter in the US–elect a Democratic governor like California and a Democratic legislature and you get an efficiently operated state AND a budget surplus; elect a Republican governor and a Republican legislature like Kansas and you get massive failure and budget shortfalls; elect a Democratic governor and a Republican legislature like Pennsylvania and you get gridlock.

        • 72 arapaho415
          January 9, 2016 at 10:38 am

          Yes, Jackie, please spread the word among the good people in PA that you meet.

          We’re partisan Dems because we *like* budget surpluses and fiscal responsibility (and also breaks our hearts to see truly needy people on the streets).

          People have such short memories, but during the 2008 financial meltdown, school districts here were laying off teachers right and left. That’s why we need a rainy day fund, should the country/state elect another GOP President/Governor (shudder).

          • January 9, 2016 at 11:19 am

            IN PA the GOP has control of the state legislator and is in constant battle with the DEM Gov Wolf…but we have seen in recent years many Dems who have been ensnared in the trap of greed and lack of accountability..who have been indicted and some have lost their seats…i seen some Philadelphia watchdog groups blame this on fact that in Philly…Dems out number GOP…by significant margins…they say that perhaps the decadence comes just having one party in control…i have written repeatedly to them that it is a lack of voter participation …active citizenry that is the cause of this more than anything else…

            we need active citizens and better candidates…

            hello…. look who we have running for the top job…Dem Hillary Clinton….and Non-Dem Bernie Sanders…

          • 74 0388jojothecat
            January 9, 2016 at 1:51 pm

            Yep Gov Jerry Brown is a liberal who likes surpluses for rainy days and I believe we voted for a ‘rainy day’ fund to be at a certain level in case we get another GOP Gov who wants to cut taxes for the wealthy. Gov Brown tells our Dem legislature that the surpluses and the money is not their ‘candy’ jar to raid for whatever they want and ALL of us agree.

  18. 75 amk for obama
    January 9, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Vietnam has accused China of threatening regional air safety by conducting unannounced flights through its airspace to a disputed reef in the South China Sea, state media reported.

    Forty-six such incidents were logged by aviation authorities in the first week of January, the reports said.

    Protest letters have been sent to Beijing and the UN’s aviation body.

    Vietnam is among several nations challenging China’s claims of sovereignty in the area.

    China has been running test flights to an artificial island it built in the Spratly Islands, which Vietnam also claims.

    The flights prompted Vietnam to complain its sovereignty had been violated.


    I am sure whatever wingnut that murkans elect will just bomb, bomb, china away.

    • 76 globalcitizenlinda
      January 9, 2016 at 10:23 am

      what happens if these fake islands are swamped by the sea around them and swept away before they are occupied => nature’s intervention as water levels continue to rise due to global warming

  19. 77 arapaho415
    January 9, 2016 at 9:29 am

    As I mentioned before, am doing my best to play catch-up, here and see that amk himself posted the tweet I replied to him with this morning, LOL. Ah well.

    The big news in SoCal yesterday was the re-capture of El Chapo — lots of reports from San Diego because they are neighbors to a nervous Tijuana.

    Heard this morning on @CBSradionews that Mexico is reluctant to extradite El Chapo to the US for face-saving/embarrassment reasons.

    From last month:

    Aside from @JamesFallows, have seen ZERO push-back against Marco Rubio on this on my Twitter timeline (obviously I don’t follow every person/entity in US media, but a fair sampling, I think).

    I know the MSM is GOP propaganda machine, but they are also un-American, and reckless in what they don’t report.

    • 78 arapaho415
      January 9, 2016 at 9:37 am

      Here’s just ONE reason US ambassador to Mexico would be useful along about now — our 3rd biggest trading partner, and a neighbor with whom we share a 2,000-mile long border.

      Will MSM please wake up and at least MENTION this as they (poorly) cover what they treat as the “Presidential Sweepstakes” horserace?

      • 79 amk for obama
        January 9, 2016 at 9:44 am

        gopolitico proudly claimed that the thugs have held up more than 60 Obama appointees have been held up and they will continue to do so.

        If there is a revolution, all media persons should be the first ones to be sent to prison.

    • 80 jackiegrumbacher
      January 9, 2016 at 9:43 am

      Arapaho, I guess we have to be relentless in tweeting, retweeting and sharing on all social media. The media won’t cover anything that will help PBO, unless they’re forced to.

  20. 81 desertflower
    January 9, 2016 at 9:34 am

    More on this brave woman….and what Trump said as she was being escorted out. My question is, why weren’t the assholes that were screaming ignorant, hateful words at HER being escorted out??? Never mind…


    Trump said of her: ” Trump commented on Hamid as she was being ejected. “There is hatred against us that is unbelievable. It’s their hatred, it’s not our hatred,” Trump said.

    I hope karma takes “good care” of him.

  21. 85 Don
    January 9, 2016 at 9:36 am

    I see both Hillary and Bernie campaigns are out in full force saying that there isn’t an inch of daylight between them and President Obama’s stance on guns. I guess the word is out that if you aren’t standing with President Obama then you might as well go pound sand.

    • 86 jackiegrumbacher
      January 9, 2016 at 9:46 am

      President Obama is a brilliant man. He boxed them into a corner and they have nowhere to go, although, to be fair, Hillary has advocated for stricter gun measures from the start of her campaign.

      • 87 Don
        January 9, 2016 at 10:07 am

        Yes, Hillary was onboard with the gun issue when both her and Barack were in the Senate. But it is fascinating to see Hillary and Bernie try to maneuver themselves to get close to President Obama.

      • January 9, 2016 at 11:25 am

        that is true…but as PBO has said…it is different to be a candidate than to be the actual President…

    • January 9, 2016 at 9:55 am

      As it should be and very late in coming

  22. 90 desertflower
    January 9, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Info on GoFundMe page for Flint MI water supply… Pass it along


    • 91 Don
      January 9, 2016 at 10:10 am

      It is sad that we have to get a fund going just so Flint MI can get clean drinking water. Is there any agency or entity that Republicans won’t privatize just to save a buck? How can you be so callus about your state’s water supply?

  23. 92 jackiegrumbacher
    January 9, 2016 at 9:50 am

    This weekly address is ostensibly about the auto industry, but it’s actually a review of the SOTU and something more. PBO is going back to the beginning and telling us that WE can do anything–change our lives, our country, our gun culture, our future because we have enormous power if we work together. He’s is going to come out like a force of nature this election season to show people that we ARE a great country and the possibilities for the future are limitless.

  24. 96 desertflower
    January 9, 2016 at 10:10 am

    🙂 🙂 h/t Juanita Jean

    • 97 Obama Grandmama
      January 9, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      I have been wanting Martin O’Malley all along because I felt he supported PBO the best since his election. I felt he would uphold the policies I acted by this administration best. Sorry the MSM totally ignored him as his polling is ridiculously low.

  25. 99 amk for obama
    January 9, 2016 at 10:13 am

    beebs reports some rw nut planned to dognap bo & sunny??? the crazy never seems to end.

  26. 101 Don
    January 9, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Just curious, is anyone experiencing any problems with windows 10? I recently bought a new laptop, and when I downloaded windows 10 onto my laptop it had a mind of its own. Whichever webpage I visited the webpage would change sizes all on its own, and the cursor would move on its own. I’m not sure if it’s the laptop or windows 10 that’s giving me problems.

    • 102 amk for obama
      January 9, 2016 at 10:24 am

      Most likely your mouse problem. If it is wireless, try changing the battery. If it is wired, unplug and replug.

      • 103 Don
        January 9, 2016 at 10:29 am

        Yes its wireless and I’ve changed batteries, the laptop is also a touch screen. It’s one of the those all-in-one type of computers, Lenovo.

        • 104 amk for obama
          January 9, 2016 at 10:33 am

          I have had scrolling problem with my touchpad after w10 upgrade. I have to reenable it every frigging time when I reboot.

          Try unplugging and replugging wireless mouse receiver. If that doesn’t work, try a new mouse.

          • 105 Don
            January 9, 2016 at 10:42 am

            Yes! I have to unplug the computer every time I use it, and I’ve had scrolling problems. Last night I deleted windows 10 from my computer and went back to windows 8.

            • 106 amk for obama
              January 9, 2016 at 10:44 am

              m$ was threatening to pull out support for w8 around next year.

            • 108 99ts
              January 9, 2016 at 6:22 pm

              Mr 99 – who always has to use the latest – ended up taking everything off his computer & doing a new install of W10 rather than an upgrade. He tells me that sorted the problems. I’m staying with W7

  27. 109 amk for obama
    January 9, 2016 at 10:26 am

  28. January 9, 2016 at 10:29 am

    G’morning Chips & TOD! Happy Saturday everyone, and congrats Roberta on #1 🙂

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