Early Bird Chat

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  1. February 6, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Good Saturday, Chipsticks…TOD Family!!!

  2. February 6, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Inspirational Super Bowl Commercials:


    Strong is Beautiful

    I Can Do This

    • 13 sjterrid
      February 6, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      Thank you for posting these inspirational Super Bowl ads.

      • February 6, 2016 at 4:49 pm

        You’re welcome, sjterrid. I hope you’re enjoying your weekend.

        • 15 sjterrid
          February 6, 2016 at 4:56 pm

          Yes! I’m here catching up to what’s been posted, although I should be making calls for a congressional candidate, Alex Law, NJ 1st District, I’m supporting in the primary. He’s a progressive democrat running against Donald Norcross, our current one.

  3. 17 Ladyhawke
    February 6, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Bottom line, hardline Sanders fundamentalists cannot, under any circumstances, accept that significant economic recovery is happening under the current president and the current structure. If they acknowledge that reality, it becomes difficult to make a case for revolution. The ugly truth is that these revolution peddlers need to have people’s lives getting worse, not better, and barring such wish being a reality, they desperately need to cling to that pretense.

    • February 6, 2016 at 8:29 am

      “The ugly truth is that these revolution peddlers need to have people’s lives getting worse, not better…”

      That’s it in a nutshell, Ladyhawke. Just like the GOP has to obstruct, disrupt and dismantle government to prove that government is inefficient and ineffective. Their talking points work well for both.

    • February 6, 2016 at 9:01 am

      LadyHawke, Hear-Hear “The ugly truth is that these revolution peddlers need to have people’s lives getting worse, not better,….” 👊👌👍✊

    • 20 jackiegrumbacher
      February 6, 2016 at 9:45 am

      Spandan is always so spot on and incisive in his analysis. Bernie is a phony who has to create an world of endless grievances to justify himself. It truly angers me that so many people fall for his act.

    • February 6, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      This is so true…for Sanders and all of his progressives…because to show that progress has been made makes a lie of all their disappointment of the President and shows that it is possible for Congress to be an engine for the people

  4. February 6, 2016 at 8:23 am

    “The Dog-Art Auction You’ve Always Dreamed Of”



    Madame Chienne by Thierry Poncelet. Estimate: $1,500—$2,500.

  5. February 6, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Good morning TOD!

    Congrats Chips 😀 I see amk is a bit peeved 😀 😀 😀

    Updates in the sidebar as I have time ….

    Take care everyone and hope all of you are enjoying your weekend ….

  6. February 6, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Take this, haters…

  7. 44 Roberta in MN
    February 6, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Good Morning Chips, Danny, amk, Ladyhawke, swbluega. I am watching C-Span and Arnie Arnesen a radio host from the east coast supposed to be liberal. She did not have anything nice to say about Hillary and the Clintons and couldn’t quite give her approval of the Presidents job on jobs and the reason we don’t have more employment. Same old same old bullshit.

    • February 6, 2016 at 9:09 am

      Roberta, I was watching that as well. If she is representative of the majority of NH Dems/Libs/Progs, she has validated why, Lord willing, I will be doing all I can to make sure Iowa and NH no longer hold “First-In-The-Nation” status for Presidential election years.

      • February 6, 2016 at 9:35 am

        Why is everyone always bashing Iowa. Did everyone forget we gave then Senator Obama a big boost to becoming elected President.
        Also I believe President Obama said the other day that the oldest mosque in the U.S. is in Iowa. So I don’t believe this “lily white state ”
        is all that bad and worthy of all these negative comments. I am a 65 yr old white woman and have backed President Obama since 2007.

        • 47 globalcitizenlinda
          February 6, 2016 at 10:47 am

          most of what criticism I have seen is for:

          (a) the republican IA electorate that often seems to be voting for the most extreme religious-based candidate;

          (b) others who would prefer that their own state was first to cast their ballots for POTUS … IA is envied for this unique status and hence it is often bashed

  8. 49 Roberta in MN
    February 6, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Thank you all my TOD friends for your wonderful and heartfelt comments about Pat’s death. Yesterday was a shitty day today I think will be better. I just need to shut off C-Span. TV off. Time to get some stuff done around the house. Like eat. LOL. BBL. Thank you all again. (((hugs))) I really appreciate out community here. I don’t always comment, but I do try and read all the posts. Still have some to get caught up from. Love you all.
    Chips, it’s great to hear you found a forever home for that beautiful doggie. He had a gorgeous face and sad eyes. You are a special person.

  9. February 6, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Good Morning to you, Roberta!

    Too bad that some feel that they can only build up themselves (or those they support) by tearing down others and their accomplishments.

  10. February 6, 2016 at 8:53 am

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

    To all, I hope you have a peaceful, relaxing, and tranquil day today. ❤ ❤ ❤

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

  11. February 6, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Leicester 2-0 up away to Manchester City, this is the greatest sporting story ever told!1!1!1!

  12. 60 amk for obama
    February 6, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Go foxes. Amazing run so far.

  13. February 6, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Sanders response to Obama speech yesterday: 9,9% is the real unemployment rate…
    Way to undercut your own democratic president Bernie.
    Right wing talking points?
    At a boy!👎👎

  14. February 6, 2016 at 9:07 am

    I am so tired of these people trying to claim that this President haven’t done a great job. I refuse to listen to their B.S. This is what piss me off about some of these liberals. All I know is NH and Iowa do not represent the rest of America, and Bernie will have to have support from someone beside whites. I do not believe he will get alot of support from blacks or hispanics. 2010 the reason the Republicans took control of the House is because of those Progressives types listening to others and not going out to vote. So they are partly to blame for the President having to deal with these sorry racists do nothing Republicans.

    • February 6, 2016 at 9:48 am

      Unfortunately, there are some Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians falling for BS’s Bu!!$#i+. My cousin-in-law, advanced degrees in Social work, working on behalf of the marginalized, Obama supporter, frequent guest at the WH, etc is “Feeling the Bern.” I’m so disappointed…

  15. 73 amk for obama
    February 6, 2016 at 9:08 am

    man c bench faces are so glum.

  16. February 6, 2016 at 9:08 am


    Say hello to a brand new Twitter. The company is planning to introduce an algorithmic timeline as soon as next week, BuzzFeed News has learned.

    The timeline will reorder tweets based on what Twitter’s algorithm thinks people most want to see, a departure from the current feed’s reverse chronological order.

    It is unclear whether Twitter will force users to use the algorithmic feed, or it will merely be an option.


    • 75 arapaho415
      February 6, 2016 at 9:20 am

      GM Chips.

      Twitter has been in an uproar since last night.

      Since it’s a free service, I’m taking the “Obama approach” — sit back and see what happens vs. speculation and outrage.

      Crossing fingers though, that this is correct.

      And this cracked me up, and is so true, LOL (elite bubble, much)?

      • February 6, 2016 at 9:30 am

        Ah, as usual Arapaho, I slept through a major development 😆

        • 77 arapaho415
          February 6, 2016 at 9:43 am

          GM Chips, didn’t miss much (other than Twitter outrage, which is readily available, night or day, LOL).

          I like Twitter and @jack; hope the best for him, but he’s a gazillionaire, even if Twitter tanks.

          If Twitter exits the chronological social media sphere, some other (free) functionality will fill the vacuum.

  17. 78 amk for obama
    February 6, 2016 at 9:09 am

    all the doubters can gft.

  18. 79 amk for obama
    February 6, 2016 at 9:11 am

    wow, vardy made it almost 4-0.

  19. February 6, 2016 at 9:13 am

    • 82 COS
      February 6, 2016 at 10:15 am

      I noticed that truth seeker says that Bernie did not have the bully pulpit. I disagree, because Freespeeech TV should be called Bernie TV. He also made hundreds of appearances on MSNBC and other channels.

      • 83 MadameSoph
        February 6, 2016 at 10:57 am

        Back when I still watched MSNBC, Bernie was one of the most frequent guests – like “McCain on the Sunday shows” frequency.

  20. 84 arapaho415
    February 6, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Since amk kicked off the Cruz-bashing upthread, here’s a couple of tweets posted earlier here.

    This should go in the Tweet Hall Of Fame:

    DF posted this on the overnight thread, so I tweeted it.

    “Now, go back and look at the expression on Ted’s face. Looks like he was smart enough to have the procedure done while he posed for the picture.”

  21. 86 desertflower
    February 6, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Morning everyone:)

  22. 87 desertflower
    February 6, 2016 at 9:36 am

    He’s so absolutely pathetic.

  23. February 6, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Instead of just questioning Sanders’ choice, we should really be questioning why any of the candidates of either party are employing the same old foreign policy advisers – many of whom not only supported the Iraq war but every disastrous military intervention since. These are the same people who now think that yet another regional war will somehow fix the chaos in the Middle East.


    …yet there are Bernie supporters that are okay that the highlight of his foreign policy is that he voted against the Iraq War.

  24. 90 arapaho415
    February 6, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Since last week, MSM made it clear that the current Clinton e-mail uproar (aka “scandal” according to GOP) is really nothing more than a turf battle between govt. agencies (which has fueled so much history for the US — think Pentagon “domino theory” persuading US Presidents during the Cold War).

    Haven’t read this article, but think it’s rehashing what was tweeted a week ago.

  25. February 6, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Lawmakers from both parties are outraged about wealthy families who are living in subsidized housing intended for the poor.

    As many as 25,226 “over-income” families are living in government-subsidized homes, according to the inspector general for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released in July. Nearly half of them exceed the income limits by at least $10,000.

    Republicans and Democrats say people are “gaming the system” by remaining in public housing long after their incomes have gone up.

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  28. February 6, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Good morning, TOD peeps.
    This is one of the main reasons I will mourn the rumored changes coming to Twitter:

  29. 95 amk for obama
    February 6, 2016 at 10:13 am

    LOL. shrubs = iraq

  30. 96 MightyPamela
    February 6, 2016 at 10:18 am

  31. 98 JER
    February 6, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Good Morning Everybody. Here is another Dad-Do.

    • February 6, 2016 at 10:50 am

      It’s great watching the manly men doing “girly???” things in developing relationships with their daughters.

      Reminds me of this commercial with father practicing cheerleading with his daughter:

    • 100 CEB
      February 6, 2016 at 11:10 am

      Remember the story about PBO’s dad-do? Ma!is said that it was a disaster.

  32. 101 arapaho415
    February 6, 2016 at 10:45 am


    After saying upthread that I try not to be outraged, I saw this and became #outraged.

    Michigan needs to get rid of Snyder, if for no reason he doesn’t have the sense of a gnat and doesn’t have the smarts or political aptitude to be in charge of the 10th largest (in terms of population) state in the USA.

    Here’s a photo of a birthday cake for Rick Snyder’s wife this week:

    Here’s the article:

    It might just be me (am pretty much anti-designer anything — sorry, @FLOTUS and her talented designers), but Nordstrom is based in Seattle and Chanel is French, for pete’s sake — Michael Kors and Tiffany in NYC.

    None contribute much to Michigan’s well-being.

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