Early Bird Chat

On This Day: President Barack Obama hugs students during a visit to a pre-kindergarten classroom at the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur, Ga., Feb. 14, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

111 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. 1 Don
    February 14, 2016 at 8:07 am

    So now we’re supposed to forget that most of Scalia’s opinions were written in a way in which he told the average citizen to fuck off.

    • February 14, 2016 at 8:09 am

      Good Morning, Don! Happy Valentine’s Day. Congrats on First! 😀

    • 3 sabreen60
      February 14, 2016 at 9:48 am

      Congrats on Don and Good morning Ms. Chips and all TODers.

      No Don we won’t forget. I was taught not to speak ill of the dead. HOWEVER, in this case all bets are off. He used the SCOTUS to further his own conservative opinions and NOT the law. He never voted for the rights of individuals over CORPORATIONS. I have no compunction about stating that he was instrumental in destroying the rights of the American people.

  2. 4 Don
    February 14, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Oh I’m sorry, pardon my manners, Good Morning TOD!

  3. February 14, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Good Sunday, Chipsticks…TOD Family!

    Everyone enjoy your day! 😀

  4. 12 amk for obama
    February 14, 2016 at 8:09 am

    camp cat rules

    yes? no, you can’t come in.

    ok, you can come in but you are going straight to jail.

    ok, you can come out of jail but you can’t have my chicken

    ok, you can have my chicken but you can’t sleep in my bed.

    ok, you can sleep in my bed.

    post image

  5. February 14, 2016 at 8:12 am

    I did not watch the debate last evening, but from what I’ve read in the tweets, they acted the fool last night. If ANY of them get the nomination, we know that the “saner” will hold their nose to vote for their nominee (which brings into question their sanity).

  6. February 14, 2016 at 8:16 am

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

    To all, I hope God’s grace, loving-kindness, and mercy is bestowed upon you today ❤ ❤ ❤

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

  7. February 14, 2016 at 8:17 am

    It should say Sunday. I still stuck in Saturday from all the drama yesterday regarding Scalia.

  8. 27 jackiegrumbacher
    February 14, 2016 at 8:20 am

    It is bitterly, painfully cold this weekend, with high winds and temperatures in the low single digits. Yesterday the weather conditions were so bad there was a massive pileup on the interstate with three fatalities and long backups of cars with passengers who had to survive for hours in subzero temperatures since there was literally no way out. Winter is really wearing out its welcome.

    • 28 arapaho415
      February 14, 2016 at 9:14 am

      GM jackieg.

      Heard about that awful accident on the radio yesterday.

      Love PA, but if I lived there, I’d be a hermit in winter — have NO IDEA how to walk, let alone drive, in ice and snow. 😦

      I’ve said repeatedly climate change is here now.

      LA marathon is today (used to be later in year — Mar or Apr I think) but because of climate change, our Februarys are no longer cool for runners. Forecast high in LA is 83 today — it’s been hot all week 😦 ):

  9. February 14, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Happy Valentine’s Day, TOD 🙂

  10. February 14, 2016 at 8:28 am

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  12. 39 amk for obama
    February 14, 2016 at 8:32 am

    loving valentine words …

    for sale. only 10 bucks a pop.

  13. February 14, 2016 at 8:36 am


  14. 47 amk for obama
    February 14, 2016 at 8:36 am


  15. 50 amk for obama
    February 14, 2016 at 8:37 am

  16. 51 amk for obama
    February 14, 2016 at 8:41 am


  17. 52 amk for obama
    February 14, 2016 at 8:42 am

  18. February 14, 2016 at 8:50 am

  19. 58 amk for obama
    February 14, 2016 at 9:07 am

    dratz. last minute fuck up by foxes.

  20. February 14, 2016 at 9:11 am

    • 66 amk for obama
      February 14, 2016 at 9:12 am

      Excellent. Dems should be saying this ad nauseum everywhere.

      • February 14, 2016 at 9:13 am

        Man, I bet PBO really misses having this guy around. He’s brilliant.

        • 68 arapaho415
          February 14, 2016 at 9:54 am

          GM Meta.

          Love @jonfavs’ and @presssec’s fierce loyalty.

          I will be among the most shocked if either of these men say anything negative to the press about PBO and the First Family after Jan 2017.

          Also think PBO will spend a lot of time in CA/HI during winter months and think he and @jonfavs will be hangin’ out quite a bit then.

    • 70 arapaho415
      February 14, 2016 at 9:50 am

      My understanding is that there are 7 states with GOP Senators up for reelection which voted for President Obama in 2012:
      FL (Senator is retiring)

      Dems in these (and neighboring states) need to do their best to elect a Dem senator this Fall, which I think they will, once PBO and @VP are again on the campaign trail.

      (Shame on Dems in these states who sat out the 2010 elections and allowed these blue states to be represented by the crazy party.)

      • February 14, 2016 at 9:56 am

        Here’s a list:


        Michael Bennet (Colorado)
        Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut)
        Barbara Boxer (California) retiring in 2016
        Patrick Leahy (Vermont)
        Barbara Mikulski (Maryland) retiring in 2016
        Patty Murray (Washington)
        Harry Reid (Nevada) retiring in 2016
        Brian Schatz (Hawaii)
        Charles Schumer (New York)
        Ron Wyden (Oregon)


        • February 14, 2016 at 9:57 am

          Kelly Ayotte (New Hampshire)
          Roy Blunt (Missouri)
          John Boozman (Arkansas)
          Richard Burr (North Carolina)
          Dan Coats (Indiana) retiring in 2016
          Mike Crapo (Idaho)
          Chuck Grassley (Iowa)
          John Hoeven (North Dakota)
          Johnny Isakson (Georgia)
          Ron Johnson (Wisconsin)
          Mark Kirk (Illinois)
          James Lankford (Oklahoma)
          Mike Lee (Utah)
          John McCain (Arizona)
          Jerry Moran (Kansas)
          Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
          Rand Paul (Kentucky)
          Rob Portman (Ohio)
          Marco Rubio (Florida) retiring in 2016
          Tim Scott (South Carolina)
          Richard Shelby (Alabama)
          John Thune (South Dakota)
          Pat Toomey (Pennsylvania)
          David Vitter (Louisiana)

      • February 14, 2016 at 10:02 am

        • 74 arapaho415
          February 14, 2016 at 10:17 am

          Love the poetic justice in this, if Rubio’s FL Senate seat goes to a Dem, tipping the Senate to majority Dem in 2017. 😀

          Not gonna beat a dead horse (because of push-back here last night), but I still think this is true:

          As I said last night, know nothing about Sandoval’s positions, other than he is pro-choice and IMHO the two biggest threats to the US from federal judicial perspective is Roe v. Wade and VRA.

          And the GOP infighting that results between Bush, Cruz and Rubio will be a delicious thing to behold.

          Stand back, behold PBO #BucketList

        • February 14, 2016 at 10:32 am

          This certainly makes it reasonable to assume they won’t want to risk these seats by trying to damage the Supreme
          Court but I think they left ‘reasonable’, ‘sensible’, ‘strategic’, ‘sane’ behind a long time ago. Their hatred for the black man and their fury at his amazing success is so overpowering that I wonder if they can act rationally now. After all they’ve pulled a lot of other crap and paid no penalty for it, which has just reinforced their vindictiveness.

  21. February 14, 2016 at 9:23 am

    So we know what the Republicans would do if it was a Republican President in his final year and he had to replace a Supreme Court Judge, he would do his duty he was elected to do. So that is what President should and will do. Now we will see if the Republican Senators will do they job, we have seen for seven years that they are all to willing to not do a dam thing. Remember filibusters.

    • February 14, 2016 at 9:40 am

      These Republicans hate President Obama more then they respect and honor the Senate or this country. Those six idiots on stage last night I guess it didn’t cross their clueless mind that the next President could be Hillary or Bernie and with them having control of the Senate.

  22. 78 MightyPamela
    February 14, 2016 at 9:24 am

  23. February 14, 2016 at 9:25 am

    G’morning Chips and TOD! Congrats Sir Don on #1! Happy Sunday everyone. 🙂 🙂 For those who are on the record-breaking freezing East Coast, please be safe and warm! 🙂

  24. 81 amk for obama
    February 14, 2016 at 9:37 am

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  26. 84 globalcitizenlinda
    February 14, 2016 at 9:44 am

    good morning everyone! happy Valentine’s day!

  27. February 14, 2016 at 9:51 am

  28. 86 globalcitizenlinda
    February 14, 2016 at 9:54 am

    I think that this is now an opportunity for all those dem voters who have been telling the world that they “need a revolution” to stand up and start demonstrating their revolutionary powers by pushing the gop-led senate to vote for Scalia’s SCOTUS replacement;

    the cornerstone argument of the PBO-detractors on the left has been that they will make “better change” because they can mobilize and fight the status quo;

    …… well here is a golden opportunity in a critical time of the campaign to make show the world their commitment as revolutionaries;

    ….. I think we should find a way to ask them aspiring revolutionaries to step up now and provide that much-needed political fight with the gop status quo;

    …. never have the stakes been so much higher that in the coming SCOTUS fight, so let us see the revolution televised

  29. February 14, 2016 at 9:57 am

    One more thing, I do not want to hear the media talk as if this President has no right nominate another judge to the bench.

  30. 91 amk for obama
    February 14, 2016 at 10:02 am

  31. 92 amk for obama
    February 14, 2016 at 10:05 am

  32. February 14, 2016 at 10:10 am

    OMG, this is disgusting, abhorrent.

  33. 104 Nerdy Wonka
    February 14, 2016 at 10:18 am


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  35. 108 Don
    February 14, 2016 at 10:27 am

    So now every Tom, Dick, and Harry wants to tell the guy that taught constitutional law for ten years how to proceed.

  36. 110 amk for obama
    February 14, 2016 at 10:34 am

    bj poster feebog

    You know what would be awesome at this point? Another conservative justice bites the dust (I’ll take conservative black supreme court justices for $400 Alex). Then we would have a 4/3 majority and McConnell would be forced to act.


    and it becomes a 6/3 majority in one stroke. 😀

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