Sorry everyone, things got a bit mad busy this evening, will try ….. gulp …. to catch up with newsie stuff in the morning.
Meanwhile, how are ya all doing?
you! i just walked in the door, and saw the new thread–mele kalikimaka~
Congrats LL on #1!
Well look at you LL!!!!! Congratulations
Good Lord…..Scandal is on FIRE tonight! Shonda Rhimes is a BEAST!
Yes ut!! It’s just too much!! It has you asking, does stuff happen like that in real life?!
Scandal was the damn thing tonight. The acting was superb! I went from blushing…. to my jaw dropping at the end.
Wow, has Shonda got it going on.
Scandal’s started in the UK too!!! Yippee!! We’re on S1E4 – don’t miss, set your DVR viewing.
i think flotus has on her green inauguration gloves!
CHIPS! merry merry!
And the very same to you northanger!!!!
There ain’t enough of it!
Yardarm, you want MORE snow?!?!
What kind of ships did you journey in?!
Not that kind madam. Judging by its rigging’s and situation, I’d say this was an ice bound utility vessel (tug/fishing). I served in man-o-war ships that had big guns. There are none visible here. Besides, I said SNOW not ice.
This looks like one of your cruise ships which got stuck in ice while returning to TOD earlier this year!
I’d argue with you about the rigging and stuff, Yardarm, but I’m just too busy
I am sooo looking forward to the next 4 years with my favirite First Family. Ifeel as if they are a part of my family. I love them. It is nice to see First Grandmother out for a change.
WTF just happened on Scandal? OMG….OMG…..OMFG!!!!!!!!
Great show tonight, I can’t wait for next week #Scandal
SUCH A BEAUTIFUL FIRST FAMILY…THE GIRLS ARE GROWING UP TO BE SUCH WONDERFUL YOUNG LADIES…IT’S FUN TO WATCH THEM CHANGE…:)
There’s my gorgeous, loving, colorful First Family, right where they belong! So nice to see Mama Robinson again.
OT: Tonight’s Scandal was ridiculously good. That Shonda Rimes sure can write a story — I think she’ll go places (lol).
POTUS was putting the mic in front of Malia. I saw the picture were he put it in front of FLOTUS. I enjoy seeing our lovely First Family.
Thanks for the pictures of the First Family, Chipsticks. Now I think I will go to bed. Good night all. Bless you all.
Have a good night anniebella!
Before I go Lawrence O’Donnell was talking about FLOTUS running for political office. South Carolina Congressman Jim Clayburn spoke so highly of FLOTUS and he wish she would run. But I don’t think FLOTUS want anything to do with politics and I don’t blame her. She have seen first hand all the B.S. her husband has had to deal with.
She has seen how nasty, two faced, and lazy the GOP are and she never was interested in politiics. After eight years and doing a wonderful job as first lady, she paid her dues and then some for this country……enough. She deserves to spending her time with Sasha who will be entering high school when they leave office and Malia going off to college. I wouldn’t be surprised if they stayed in the D.C. area so that Sasha can finish high school with the friends she made.
I hadn’t thought about them staying in D.C. but you’re right they may do it for Sasha but I’d want to get out of that town as soon as possible. I would love for them to come back to Chicago but I wonder if it would be difficult trying to stay in the same area at their current home. I remember a news report when someone asked Michelle about it a couple of years ago and she seemed noncommittal
0388jojothecat, I agree, FLOTUS has seen how nasty, two faced, racists, the GOP are, and I for one don’t blame her for not wanting to bother with politics. Not one bit.
A man has a heart attack and is brought to the hospital emergency room. The doctor tells him that he will not live unless he has a heart transplant right away. Another doctor runs into the room and says, “you’re in luck, two hearts just became available, so you will get to choose which one you want. One belongs to lawyer and the other to a social worker”.
The man quickly responds, “the lawyer’s”.
The doctor says, “Wait! Don’t you want to know a little about them before you make your decision?”
The man says, “I already know enough. We all know that social workers are bleeding hearts and the lawyer has probably never used his. So I’ll take the attorney’s!”
You do NOT like lawyers Amk!!!!!!!
They're beautiful: President Obama & Michelle walk along the Colonnade of the White House, Dec. 6 (Photo by Pete Souza) http://t.co/2pjl3isX— The Obama Diary (@TheObamaDiary) December 07, 2012
What a beautiful dress our FLOTUS is wearing. Love that color on her
Nice, real nice. POTUS and FLOTUS.
West coasters, I just wanna say, don’t watch Scandal!! It will have yo blood pressure SKY HIGH!!!!!! Ooooh Weeeee!!!
LOL! I see that Twitter has exploded with Scandal fans…Hmm…
Shut up. How is that possible? RT @ScandalABC: If you thought this episode was crazy, just wait for next week. It's 10x the cray #Scandal— April (@ReignOfApril) December 07, 2012
Chips – you are so clever, there is snow floating across my screen.
Hiya Anna, I’m severely not clever, the snow is courtesy of WordPress!!!!
Oh!!! I thought my monitor was going bad! WHEW!
HZ would this help?
For the vegans among us… http://t.co/jJfpURzw— Mary Foster (@marylynne1) December 07, 2012
If it’s too small to read, the recipe is:
1 cup almond milk
4 ice cubes
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp vanilla bean or extract
1/3 cup pine nuts
1 tsp raw almond butter
2 cinnamon sticks.
Sounds yummy…..I am lactose intolerent so this looks like a good alternative. Thanks maryl1. I hope HZ sees this too.
Yes, I just saw it JoJo. And thanks so much for sharing it with our TOD family, maryl. I am going to just cry again. Our TOD family is so beautiful, generous, and thoughtful. What a very generous kindness maryl.
Tomorrow, I am going to get the ingredients that I do not have as of this writing, and I will be making some tomorrow night. (((((((((((((((((( Lots of love and warm hugs to you, maryl. You are so wonderful. I will post how mine turns out. I can just taste it at this very moment.
(((((((((((((((((( I love you all so much. You all give me so much joy, and kindness as I travel this journey with all of you.))))))))))))))))))) I know that our POTUS is so proud of our TOD family because when other were making fun and unkind remarks about”a community organizer,” that was so painful to many and so many others because I know how he gave so much to others when he started out assisting lovingly in those communities to bring Hope, joy, love, and a better life for so many people simply by trying to organize within that community. He really did not have to do that, but that is who he is, a man of pure and loving unselfish love and hope for making things better for others and doing his best to get there.
This beautiful haven that our beautiful Chips started has done the same things for all of us. We have doctors, teachers, professors, nurses, accountants, psychologists, Mds., attorneys, mayors, pastors, policemen and policewomen, CEOs, , and the list goes on and on, but so many went on and helped organized within their communities and ‘awaken and gave birth’ to many great things for beautiful people all over this nation. And when one gives back so much, it fills ‘the walls around that center core’ and we become a glorious work of “human art” that is so lovely to look at in our lives. We have gone on to making many beautiful canvases of beautiful “Hope of Life” that changed the world forever, with President Barack H. Obama. What a gift to daily open up and enjoy its marvelous goodness in our lives.
So maryl, when I make and partake of my Christmas Eggnog, I will think of our beautiful and brilliant loving “Community Organizer” who went on to take his humbleness to become the leader of the Free World, our President and brought together beautiful spirits like yours, maryl. (((((((( Thank you, Maryl and JOJO.)))) HZ
We are a loving part of all those good deeds that he sowed during his walking those streets on the Southside of Chicago. He gave birth to all of us in his thoughts of all of that hard work, and those Hopes, and Dreams. “Dream Big Dreams.” President Barack Obama 44th President of these United States.
Where’s the bourbon?
Ah yes. I think it assumes that the bourbon goes without saying.
Maryl1, see my comments above. You are so beautiful. Thank you and JOJO.
yardarm756, I will figure out the bourbon.((((Lots of bourbon)))))) I love you and it is so good to see you back safely.HZ
Michigan is now a right to work state. Our bastard legislators rammed the bill through with no discussion after locking protestors out of the capital building. I am devastated.
Mary, it won’t stand. All those nuts did was further galvanize support to drive them from office.
Thanks for your comfort, Bob. I am beyond devastated by this. I really, really hope you’re right. You may be right because this bill affects more than just teachers. Few will stand up for teachers. We tried this summer with a recall Snyder petition – did n’t get on the ballot. This will have to be another referendum. We did get the first Emergency Financial Manager law repealed but they are preparing to pass one just like it. They have horrible bills lined up to kill public schools. I am not usually this down. I do have faith but this is very hard. This is like waking up Nov. 7th and finding out that Romney is president. I am tired of being bashed and blamed. They’re like that mythical creature that grew two heads for every one cut off. I am just tired.
NPR did a segment tonight about some police department in New Jersey that is planning to fire all it’s police and then bust up their union and rehire less than half of the police force – replacing them with people who will take less benefits. I couldn’t help but wonder how many of these people voted for their Republican governor, Republican councilmen/women, Republican everything. This is what the Republicans do. And they’ve been plotting this for 40 years.
I also saw the Koch brothers were interviewed by Forbes, and they said they plan to “do this” until they stop breathing. They will be going after every election, every campaign, every presidential race to further their diabolical agenda. This fight will be going on for a very long time.
The Kochs want a republican in the white house and total control of congress. God help all of us if this happens.
God help us now! They have too many right wingers in local government and in governor’s mansions – and they are intent on enacting as much damage as they possibly can!
This is their plan – if they cannot get the Federal office, they will get the states and that is what they are focusing on now. Wisconsin just went all GOP again this last election and we are right back where we started two years ago. Beginning in January we can expect voter registration laws and right to work to be pushed through here as well. We have to hope that these laws can be rescinded once the population realizes how they are going to affect everyone of us.
The only way to fight these tyrants is go for their heads, literally.
I find it horrifying that the GOP use words “right to work” that sound like goodness to promote their evil. What has been obvious since unions first were formed – without unions there is only worker suppression.
Right to work for less state.
The President always looks sublimely happy when he’s with all his girls! He glows from the inside out, and can’t stop smiling! I love to see that.
McConnell will never escape what he did today, never ….
Dear @McConnellPress you proved today, beyond any doubt, that you are mentally unfit to serve in the Senate. Resign. cc @SenatorReid— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) December 07, 2012
The election and RE-election of Barack Hussein Obama as the first bi-racial, African American man as President of the United States has made them all lose their minds. Everything they have tried to bring him down has only damaged them.
Good West Coast evening Chipsticks – I LOVE THE SNOWWWWWW!!!!!
Hi everyone. Chips, you are AWESOME!!! You bring tears to my eyes with these wonderful pictures of our beautiful First Family. I don’t post often because so many brilliant people here post such great information. I’m busy learning from all of you! But, today, I want to plead with all you great North Carolina folks to write to Kay Hagen about the Bush era tax cuts. On the 19th we will have a media event outside her office to deliver a stack of letters. Make yours one of them! It can be short and simple, just stating how a tax increase will impact your family. You can mention that if she has the President’s back, we will have her back in 2014. You can get some more ideas from http://www.theaction.org/ Some of you may have been on the conference call with Greg Jackson tonight and have other contacts to send your letters to, but, if not, send to Ashley Blue at email@example.com. It’s exciting to be working for the President again!
Hey Bigfan! *waving*
I am sorry, folks. I am just a buzz kill tonight. I’m taking one last look at the beautiful tree and the beautiful family and going to bed. Love you all.
keep your head up and stay encouraged, mary. this too shall pass.
That’s the spirit Mary1. I’ve been down before too, but it does take time to get your trust in govt back. These photos are great. So glad to see them.
PBO is looking younger these days.
He reminds me so much of Jimmy Stewart……the way he stands, the pictures of him running up the stairs, and the way he studders sometimes…makes me smile.
He is also looking more relaxed. The weight of the election has been lifted. It was soooooo nice to see him lighting that Christmas tree instead of the Robney family.
had the same thought–oh thank heaven, we’ll see this family lighting the tree for four more years!
How about the thought of Queen Ann reading to those kids? Oh I’m so grateful to everyone who work their butts off to re-elect President Obama and VP Biden, and I can’t leave out our wonderful First Lady. Thanks one and all. Thank You.
Good Morning AnnieBella and TODVille,
I echo your words. The thought of the sight of the Romney clan in the WH makes me cringe every time. Thank God for all those who voted PBO back for FOUR MORE YEARS. I still can’t believe this wonderful news even though I am living it every day. It is, indeed, a relief.
Have a great day!
LOL! The Jobs report in the morning has both sides spinning.
If it’s bad because of Sandy, the Republicans are saying to renew the Bush tax cuts, and Dems are saying stimulus.
Oh Congress, ya ya…
What have the Bush tax cuts done in the many years they’ve existed? The media and the GOP are ridiculous.
If the Bush tax cuts were all that great, wouldn’t Bush had created more than 2 or 3 million jobs the eight years he was in office. I mean I don’t know the exact numbers, but I know that POTUS has created over 5 million in the four years of this tough economy, more than what Bush did in eight years.. And what has the Republicans done to help? Anyone remember the jobs bill the President wanted pass that is dusting away in the House. I don’t care to hear a dam thing the Republicans have to say about jobs, when 2010 Boehner promised he was going to focus on jobs, jobs, jobs, and he hasn’t done a dam thing about jobs, except worry about keeping his. I believe this economy would have been much stronger if the racists nasty Republicans had help, instead of sabotage, obstruct.
Malia’s and Sasha’s complexions are perfect. I bet the eldest can’t wear much make-up yet-maybe a little lip gloss. Their skin is so pretty
Pretty in purple…
twitter.com/marylynne1/sta… http://t.co/76fMoCbh— Mary Foster (@marylynne1) December 07, 2012
She does look lovely in purple – which happens to be my favourite colour.
the perfect first lady!
Breathtakingly beautiful woman — inside and out!
I love the first picture, with the green and red lights on the tree, and the occasional star – and, of course, the President.
I’ve been lurking most of today, catching up on old posts. I’ve enjoyed all of the comments from our wonderful TOD Family members, but I must say that I want more snow!!!!
just for you majir! now i’m going to make some hot chocolate
Thanks for the link to snow susanne!
you are snooow welcome
#9 Snow angel … ohhhhh soooo adorable!!!
WHOA, Scandal just dialed it WAAAAY UP.
Scandal, Omfg, Fitz and Olivia!! I had to watch it twice…
OMG hot, hot, hot!
I know, right? I can’t yelling — hey, you can’t show that on TV! OMG!!
Very interesting discussion tonight on Charlie Rose with Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal about the film Zero Dark Thirty.
GM all! Awwwww tried to stay up for this but it kept cutting off. Love the pics and the snow Chips it’s all the way down here!
Are you smarter than a Fox News viewer? How about a CNN viewer? Take our quiz to find out. csmonitor.com/USA/2010/1221/… via @CSMonitor— Je' Czaja (@jeczaja) December 07, 2012
I took the poll and got 11/11.
Did it show the results for FOX and CNN viewers or did I miss them?
the survey results are in another another
Yes it did. When you answered the questions and read the answers it showed you what percentage of Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, newspaper, NPR, Democrats and Republicans that got it wrong and what percentage got it right.
Obama to GOP: No More Debt Ceiling Blackmail motherjones.com/politics/2012/… via @motherjones— (@adjordan) December 07, 2012
Under his (mcconell’s) plan, the president would request a hike in the debt ceiling (to pay the bills already accrued by Congress!) and then Congress would have a chance to disapprove. If Congress did so, the president could veto the measure, and the debt ceiling would be raised. Only if Congress mustered a veto-overriding two-thirds majority could it block the president from lifting the debt ceiling. With this provision, McConnell offered his fellow GOPers an escape route: They could vote against raising the debt ceiling without bearing the responsibility for triggering a financial panic. And that’s what the tea partiers did.
Now Obama is saying that what was good enough for that near-crisis is all right by him for the next debt ceiling showdown. He and Geithner are proposing to extend the McConnell Provision to cover the pending debt ceiling tussle, which could come within weeks, and future ones. “[T]he virtue of that mechanism proposed by Sen. McConnell, a man of impeccable conservative credentials, is to make sure that the country is not left at risk of periodic threats of default,” Geithner said on Meet the Press, laying it on thick. “It’s a very good idea. It was a Republican idea. And we’re suggesting they extend it.” A subsequent posting on the Treasury Department’s blog noted that adopting this idea would “remove politics from future debt limit debates, while preserving Congress’ essential role in spending revenue, and borrowing decisions.”
The public comments from Geithner, Treasury, and the president do not fully reflect how passionate Obama is on this matter. “He really means it,” a senior administration official insists. And Obama’s top aides have seen him in private display fervor regarding this issue. During a meeting with his senior aides in the middle of the prolonged and heated negotiations in the summer of 2011, Obama let them know that he believed the debt ceiling face-off was in part a fight to save his presidency and those of future chief executives.
It’s David Corn. I trust him.
Why did Donald Trump have to jump in on the Axelrod moustache shaving, calling into Morning Joe immediately? Trump is always after the spotlight for himself. He is the grossest.
Really. What a classless media hog. Clearly he did it to stay in the spotlight.
He wasn’t even the biggest contributor. Sounds like Mark Cuban was – I didn’t hear HIM on the show.
And I see Rove’s Crossroads is still running dark and scary anti-Obama ads, with a sinister looking image of Obama, as if the election was not over. Must have had some money left over.
Good Morning TODville! Good Day, Ms Chips! This is a quick greeting as I’m off to work again this morning. I woke up thinking that although I miss being here now, it was ‘nice’ that work was slow mid October to late November so that it didn’t interfere with that crucial voting time! Ah, for priorities!
Have a Fantabulous Friday, after all, in the words of our Chief, ‘Friday’s good!’
David Axelrod’s stache has been slashed. He raised over $1M for epilepsy research.
So glad I got to see that. He’s great! Funny guy! Wish I could give him a bear hug for the tremendous work he’s done for PBO, and by extension, the country!
Good Morning Everybody!
Just watched Axe get his moustache shaved off on Morning Joe for epilepsy research after reaching 1Million fundraising goal! Hate that I contributed to their ratings, but I HAD to see that. It was great and Axe looks 10 yrs younger (IMHO).
Wonderful of him to do that, raise money and awareness for the cause. Nice to see his wife there with him. Lovely woman. Their daughter struggles with epilepsy.
Eugene Robinson “THINKS” policies are more important than skin color (when talking about S.C. Gov. Haley possibly naming black extreme rt. wing evangelical Scott to replace DeMint.) (after first saying the opposite)
If Robinson is Morning Joke – then ignore what he says. His written columns are much better and tend to reflect what he truly feels.
HEADLINE: Obama pushes ahead with high-speed rail plan
// Undaunted by the looming fiscal crisis, the Obama administration said Thursday that it plans to forge ahead with its signature transportation project, investing billions of dollars in a long-term effort to build a high-speed rail network. “We’re not giving up on high-speed rail,” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood testified before a congressional committee. “The president will include funding in his budget. I think we’ll get there with public money, but in the absence of that we’ll get there with private money.”
LaHood’s testimony was welcomed by a majority of members who attended the House Transportation Committee hearing, including a number of Republicans who have expressed varying degrees of skepticism about high-speed rail in the past. //
And daisydem does happy, happy, happy dance! Mr. Biden, get ready – you and I are going to ride!
Wow, there’s this group of conservative “moms” — One Million Moms who are made at JCPenney because she’s in their Christmas commercial.
Here’s the commerical below that they’re all aflutter over. Nothing controversial in there at all — unless you’re offended by corny jokes aimed at elves. Nothing like a big ol’ bucket of hate hurled at the world during Christmastime. Pffff — conservatives!
Latest Ellen DeGeneres ad causes another stir
One Million Moms registers disapproval over JC Penney Xmas commercial
This week’s lesson in unexpected cultural protests: If nationally franchised department stores cast anyone but stridently heterosexual celebrity spokespeople, they’ll apparently be in serious trouble with some conservative groups. Or at least that’s what JC Penney’s putting up with yet again, on account of its ongoing relationship with Ellen DeGeneres.
Shortly after Thanksgiving, the company debuted its latest holiday commercial starring the comedian and talk-show host. And if the harmless 30-second spot could be accused of any transgression, it’d be corny punchlines at the expense of helpless elves. But according to a recent website update from One Million Moms (a group affiliated with conservative media watchdog American Family Association), “JCP has made their choice to offend a huge majority of their customers again,” before decreeing, “Christians must now vote with their wallets…” [more in the article]
[Btw, the article also has the great video of Ellen's "my haters are my motivators" remarks when they complained about her being JCP spokesperson in February. You'd LOVE it! Go Ellen!]
oh, thanks for reminding me, million crazy moms, since i’m not shopping at macy’s any more, i can happily give my holiday dollars to jcpenney! yes, i said holiday
Finally caught up on my Scandal episodes. Watched last week’s just before last nights episode came on. Phew! Wow, wow, wow! Jaw dropped maybe 50 times! Shonda Rhimes is the HIGH PRIESTESS of all media!
Just a thought though: A RED hoodie? Come on, doesn’t that scream “Look at me, I’m over here, hey, look at meeeee”? Something’s up! Just sayin’…
OMG! OMG! OMG!!!!! I know I’m on the very late freight responding, but…OMG!!!! SCANDAL is the S**T!!!!
Scandal! Stay tuned, and morning everyone. Nice pictures Chips and the snow’s an extra perk!
7.7% ue rate 146k jobs created.
Better than expected even after Sandy!
How will Chuck Todd spin this?
They were already to pounce, Joe had his People on ready to say but but but tax cuts.
Jobs Report: Unemployment Rate Drops To 7.7 Percent, 146,000 New Jobs In November mediaite.com/a/jdrlh— Mediaite (@mediaite) December 07, 2012
Just in case no one has mentioned it, I have to say that the Obama girls (all of them) look great!! Happy, radiant, beautiful and content!
That guy with them isn’t bad either.
AP-GfK poll: Obama approval rises post-election; AP-GfK has his approval at 57% bit.ly/UiQj9g— TheRittenbergReport (@TheRReport) December 07, 2012
Thank you always and ever Madam Chipsticks! These are some of the most glorious photos to date – being post-election that is! They all appear rejuvenated, content, excited, loving, purposeful and honored! They are the MOST BEAUTIFUL FIRST FAMILY I HAVE EVER LIVED TO SEE!!!! (and I was around for Kennedy and Jackie O) I am so appreciative for all you have done for this community/family and for all YOU CONTINUE TO DO! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF ALL OUR HEARTS!!! YOU ARE ADORED!!! AND HAPPY HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOURS!!!!!!!!
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