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162 Responses to “Food Time!”

  1. 21 GGail
    February 26, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Thanks NW. Wonderful gift to come in First on my birthday. 😀

  2. 35 GGail
    February 26, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    A giraffe is in labor at the Animal Adventure Park in NY. I hope it is born today. 😀

  3. 40 GGail
    February 26, 2017 at 1:52 pm

  4. 43 GGail
    February 26, 2017 at 1:55 pm

  5. 44 GGail
    February 26, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Posting tweets is my new toy 😀 😀

  6. 47 Niliathiel
    February 26, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    As much as it hurts, it´s good to see him so relaxed and happy. Nobody deserves it more.

  7. 48 No Child Left Behind
    February 26, 2017 at 2:03 pm


  8. 51 desertflower
    February 26, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Happy Birthday, Gail!! 🙂 Hope your day is filled with love and joy. Many, many more:)

  9. February 26, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    GA, TOD!

    • 55 desertflower
      February 26, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      Loved this story…glad you brought it over

    • 56 sherijr
      February 26, 2017 at 4:36 pm

      yes thanks Alycee, a good story that most likely happens a thousand times a day across the country. Not to minimize it at all, but to underscore that we are generally kinder to one another than we are told by the media or the likes of Trump.

      Yesterday I had the hood of my car up because of a dead battery- waiting for my roadside service to come charge it (in front of my house). A man walking by- black, middle aged, asked if I needed help. That happened once before a couple years ago.. again, black middle aged man drove by, stopped and offered help. And there are many other instances here in my neighborhood. I complain about the junkies/drug dealers and prostitutes here.. and recently the many shootings.. but mostly people are just people going to work, school and treating one another the way they want to be treated.

  10. 57 GGail
    February 26, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    If this happened during the Obama Administration, the story would be “Breaking News” every 30 minutes. Yet, I’ve heard nothing on television.

    • February 26, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      There have been accusations about this WH’s use of unsecured servers, unsecured mobile devices by senior staff members including 45. It wouldn’t be that much of a stretch to assume that some of the information that is said to have been leaked may be coming from the ones making the accusations.

  11. February 26, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    • 61 pkayden
      February 26, 2017 at 3:54 pm

      I’m surprised it’s only 17% given the horror stories about people being stopped by CBP at airports, including American citizens.

  12. 62 HZ
    February 26, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Happy Birthday GGail. May your day be fill with many lovely joys and blessings. ((((((((((((((GGail)))))))))))))HZ

    • 63 GGail
      February 26, 2017 at 2:35 pm

      {{{{HZ}}}}} my love, it is so special of you to stop by to wish me birthday greetings. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You made my day. ❤

  13. 64 Don
    February 26, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    I love going to different restaurants websites and reading their menus and imagining what I would order.

  14. 65 Don
    February 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Go GG, Go GG, its your birthday, its your birthday!

  15. February 26, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Surprisingly in Georgia…

    For a few days, “religious liberty” looked like it might have a chance to dominate discussion for a fourth straight legislative session.

    But then Gov. Nathan Deal delivered a first-round knockout.

    Deal said Thursday that he had “no desire or appetite to entertain” Senate Bill 233, a piece of legislation proposed by state Sen. Marty Harbin, R-Tyrone, that would require that the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 apply in Georgia.

    At first, it appeared that there could be some drama akin to last year’s fight over House Bill 757, a more sweeping piece of legislation that, among other things, would have allowed any faith-based organization to deny social, educational or charitable services that went against that organization’s “sincerely held religious belief.”

    • 68 GGail
      February 26, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      Right now, Georgia Dems have such an opportunity. Please don’t let it slip away. You have much support from blue states all over.

      • February 26, 2017 at 7:12 pm

        HAPPY BIRTHDAY GAIL. GA certainly does have an opportunity to put a Democrat in Tom Price’s House seat in 6th District. Jon Ossoff has charisma, support, and money. We must GOTV for April 18th Special Election. If we screw this up, we’re more than pathetic.

  16. 71 GGail
    February 26, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Uh Oh, I seem to have reached the age where I’m receiving a lot of birthday greetings from medical and dental professionals. LOL!!!

  17. 74 Nena20409
    February 26, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Hello TOD on a Sunday Afternoon.
    Happy Birthday, GGail! Many more years 🙂 😉 😉
    GGail, Congrats on your solid Au ⭐
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ Dudette ❤ Nerdy Wonka ❤ }}}

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  19. 78 Nena20409
    February 26, 2017 at 2:59 pm

  20. 79 Nena20409
    February 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm

  21. 80 GGail
    February 26, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    US Rep. Val Demings is planning to meet with constituents in Orlando this afternoon to discuss the future of the Affordable Care Act, a spokeswoman said.

    The Orlando Democrat is also expected to have health care representatives on hand for the 3 p.m. discussion at the Dr. Phillips High School auditorium, located at 6500 Turkey Lake Road.

    Demings, a former Orlando Police chief, will also provide a legislative update, spokeswoman Caroline Rowland said.

    This comes days after Demings’ GOP counterparts hosted contentious sessions in neighboring Lake County.

    U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Clermont, faced a raucous crowd of about 100 Thursday in Minneola for what his staff called a “listening session.” The crowd was about evenly split of citizens in favor and in opposition of Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

    The longtime legislator calmed the crowd and spoke with attendees individually, a day after he left a similar session in Inverness without taking questions.

    On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland, was heckled and booed at a Clermont town hall. He told a crowd of about 200 he wanted to repeal and replace Obamacare, which led to chants of “What’s the plan?”

    Throughout his campaign, President Donald Trump tagged Obamacare as a “disaster” and repeatedly vowed to repeal and replace it.

    In an early morning tweet Feb. 17, the president said “the repeal and replacement of Obamacare is moving fast.”

    This a developing story. Please check back with the Orlando Sentinel for updates.

  22. 82 Nena20409
    February 26, 2017 at 3:14 pm

  23. 83 Nena20409
    February 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm

  24. February 26, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Happy Birthday GGail.

  25. 86 Nena20409
    February 26, 2017 at 3:36 pm

  26. 88 Nena20409
    February 26, 2017 at 3:54 pm

  27. 93 Nena20409
    February 26, 2017 at 4:01 pm

  28. 94 No Child Left Behind
    February 26, 2017 at 4:19 pm

  29. 99 FoxfireTX
    February 26, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Happy, happy birthday GGail! Hope it is a wonderful year for you!

  30. 101 No Child Left Behind
    February 26, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    For TODVille NYers.

  31. 102 No Child Left Behind
    February 26, 2017 at 4:44 pm

  32. February 26, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Just saw a commercial put out by the American Petroleum Industry…about the benefits of ‘OIL”……

  33. 105 JER
    February 26, 2017 at 5:07 pm

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  35. 107 GGail
    February 26, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Arapaho, it’s beautiful, thank you! {{{hugs}}}

  36. 109 Allison
    February 26, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    This so sad. Is that Bo and Sunny in the pic the father is holding?

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  38. February 26, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Sipping some delicious tea after mowing the #TwitterLawn ….

  39. February 26, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    In case anyone is interested in watching…. Town Hall Forum is Sunday February 26th starting at 6:20 pm…

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  43. February 26, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    GGail! Sooooo many,many happy returns of the day!

  44. February 26, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Happy Birthday, GGail! Many continuing blessings on your life journey!

  45. February 26, 2017 at 6:29 pm

  46. 129 ydavis00
    February 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm

  47. 130 donna dem 4 obama
    February 26, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Hello TOD and Happy Birthday GGail!!

  48. 132 No Child Left Behind
    February 26, 2017 at 6:58 pm

  49. 134 No Child Left Behind
    February 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm

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  52. 138 No Child Left Behind
    February 26, 2017 at 7:02 pm

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  55. 141 joybarbados
    February 26, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Hi GGail, logging in for the first time today. Better late than never. May you enjoy the rest of your birthday. Happy Birthday.

  56. February 26, 2017 at 7:09 pm

  57. 147 No Child Left Behind
    February 26, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Hell no. But i will wait foir the rerun on SNL.

  58. 151 No Child Left Behind
    February 26, 2017 at 7:14 pm

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  61. 155 cd4biden
    February 26, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Finally had a moment to pop in and see what’s new at TOD this week, and how fabulous that I did so in time to wish the glorious, generous, great conversationalist, gal of all gals, Miss GGail, a splendiferous birthday! Hope life is treating you well dear friend. Miss seeing your smiling face. Hope you are having the best birthday ever.

    • 156 GGail
      February 26, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      I’m sneaking and peeking into TOD so I can thank everyone who is so kind to send me birthday greetings. I thought I was done, and here you are! LOL!!!
      Thank you so much and we will have to chat further later. {{{{hugs}}}}

  62. February 26, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    She is amazing ….

  63. February 26, 2017 at 7:57 pm

  64. 161 jacquelineoboomer
    February 26, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Teen Vogue is still on it!

  65. February 27, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Good morning TOD. Haven’t been able to post here all weekend. GGail, hope you had a wonderful birthday!

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