90 Responses to “Night Owl Chat”


  1. 1 Allison
    January 6, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    GE Chips and TOD family!

  2. 10 amk for obama
    January 6, 2014 at 9:40 pm

  3. 11 amk for obama
    January 6, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    bt, for you both the buttons are marked ↓.

  4. 13 amk for obama
    January 6, 2014 at 9:53 pm

  5. 14 desertflower
    January 6, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Before I head off to sleep, I’m weighing in on Jay Carney’s scruff stuff. He either needs to grow it in more and trim it close…or shave the whole thing off. I’ll give him more time…but it just looks thin, scraggly and messy to me….right now anyway:) Still adorable though…no matter what’s going on with the face hair.

  6. January 6, 2014 at 10:03 pm

  7. 17 desertflower
    January 6, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Night all…been a day. See everyone for the Early Bird Chat…

  8. 18 Layla
    January 6, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Bob and his wife live in Toledo, Ohio. One winter morning while listening to the radio, they hear the announcer say, “We are going to have 8 to 10 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the even numbered side of the street, so the snowplow can get through.” Bob’s wife goes out and moves her car.

    A week later while they are eating breakfast, the radio announcer says, “We are expecting 10 to 12 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the odd numbered side of the street, so the snowplow can get through.”

    Bob’s wife goes out and moves her car again.

    The next week they are having breakfast again, when the radio announcer says “We are expecting 12 to 14 inches of snow today. You must park………..” then the electric power goes out.

    Bob’s wife is very upset, and with a worried look on her face she says, “Honey, I don’t know what to do.” Which side of the street do I need to park on so the snowplow can get through?

    With the love and understanding in his voice like all men who are married to Blondes exhibit, Bob says, “Why don’t you just leave it in the garage this time?”

  9. January 6, 2014 at 10:18 pm

  10. January 6, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    If Africa is still here, just a note that the Republican obstruction began the week after Barack Obama was elected President in 2008:

    This is about Republican Governors — note the “one-term” President scheme — I think there was a meeting earlier in DC with various GOP DC
    Senators/Reps about one-term Presidency. The GOP were plotting along these lines before Luntz got involved in Jan 2009.

    By Mark Z. Barabak
    10:04 PM PST, November 13, 2008
    Reporting from Miami — With Barack Obama busy building his administration, Republicans gathered Thursday to discuss ways to make him a one-term president and turn back a rising Democratic tide.

    http://www.thedailydemocrat.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2344&Itemid=99999999

    • 29 africa
      January 6, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      The cynic in me says a concerted effort between all of them. How ironic that the governors have their meeting shortly after PBO election in November and Luntz and his crew in January. Just as we are watching national level GOP try to repeal Obamacare, while Governors simultaneously refuse to accept the Medicaid exchanges.

      To my mind, they all work together, all the time. Witness the lock step obstruction on the hill, even as some try to paint themselves as moderates in the Senate. Yet they all voted together against everything PBO sought to do.

      • 30 HZ
        January 6, 2014 at 11:27 pm

        Africa, it also amazing to me how all of the people involved in this destruction of POB knew in may ways that the country was in deep trouble, but they could not muster up the courage over their evil thinking to step up and do the right thing by the people, the nation and the world who would be almost destroyed. They knew this. How could this evil take place right before their evil eyes.

        It also showed me that right at the very moment of sitting and plotting against this president; they still never varied in their evil ways to stop and say, “We cannot do this to this nation and the people just because we do not like this man, the 44th President, Barack Obama running this country.” Too much power for a black man to know how it is all done. Never thought it would happen in our time.”

        That is the bottom line. When evil takes complete control over the mind of some white ownership mentalities, I am master, you are not smart enough, and you get in your place, boy; where do you think you are going; you are suppose to be serving me; you are suppose to be driving me around; and on it goes…… they will never see light. There is too much darkness within their hearts and their spaces.

        There is a hellish place in their spaces, I do believe that is waiting for all of them somewhere and someday. I do believe it..HZ

  11. 31 amk for obama
    January 6, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Samsung Electronics, the world’s biggest maker of mobile phones and TVs, has forecast a fall in profit for the October-to-December quarter.

    It expects to make an operating profit of 8.3 trillion won ($7.8bn; £4.8bn) for the quarter, down 18% from the previous three months.

    Compared to the same period in the previous year, it is a 6% decline.

    Samsung did not say what caused the dip, but analysts said falling profit margins for smartphones had hurt it.

    “As the growth in the smartphone sector matures, and vendors seek expansion in emerging economies, both prices and operating margins have been coming down,” Manoj Menon, managing director of consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, told the BBC.

    Mr Menon added that profit margins of smartphone makers were likely to “remain under pressure” in the coming months.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25633375

    • 32 MightyPamela
      January 6, 2014 at 10:35 pm

      I have one brother who woud say this is due to the fact that Samsung makes shitty phones. Besides, with still showing a disgustingly high profit margin – PROFIT MARGIN – I doubt too many of them will be apply for food stamps, eh? Evening y’all, long and tiring day. Wil lurk a bit, then slip away! Big hugs all around! Have missed much lately!

  12. 35 forus50
    January 6, 2014 at 10:29 pm

  13. 36 jacquelineoboomer
    January 6, 2014 at 10:32 pm

  14. January 6, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    I assume that those in the midwest are snuggled cozily under their blankets now (I know I would be), but a 140F temperature differential in the USA is pretty amazing. Looks like the high temp in California is in the San Luis Obispo area (near where Sideways was filmed).

    And for trivia buffs:

    Chicago residents have no doubt already seen this:

  15. January 6, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    I think forus50 said that the Canadian picture on the main page of this thread looks photoshopped (the trees on top of the snow bank don’t look like tree tops).

    But it reminds me A LOT of being in Lassen National Park (Northern California) one Memorial Day weekend many moons ago.

    The road wasn’t hemmed in as closely by the snow banks as this road is, but the snow banks were nearly as high, and quite solid.

    As you can imagine, the park was pretty much deserted (some, or maybe most portions of the park were still closed for winter).

    My absolute FAVORITE thing about the park is that the restrooms were HEATED. LOVE the National Park Service! I definitely took my time in that lovely heated space before braving the freezing temps — I acknowledge that I’m a wimp, having lived only in SoCal all my life.

    • 41 forus50
      January 6, 2014 at 10:54 pm

      Hey Arapaho, great story and I know as much about photoshopping as I do about brain surgery. I looked around and didn’t see any reference it to being photoshopped so I’m going with it. And now I’m just wondering about vc’s car. Which way is it going? :)

  16. 42 amk for obama
    January 6, 2014 at 10:41 pm

  17. 43 99ts
    January 6, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    So I got delayed by the real world – and come back to the shining sun – there is so much chat about the weather I’m thinking I must be back in England – where it is often the main topic of discussion

    And it has got to 90 – not impressed – supposed to not go there today

  18. January 6, 2014 at 10:49 pm

  19. 50 99ts
    January 6, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    And look at that Sunshine smile – Ms Chips has me picture perfect :) :)

  20. January 6, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    • 53 carolyn
      January 6, 2014 at 11:01 pm

      The “Agony” of Frank Luntz????? I’d say the arrogance, the conceit, the total self-absorption to the exclusion of anyone else. Why anyone would waste an article on that pitiful excuse for a human I don’t know. I know he’s done terrible things, but I cannot imagine spending this many words on him.

  21. 54 africa
    January 6, 2014 at 11:02 pm

  22. 62 hopefruit2
    January 6, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    I see that Mother Nature is mad at the media this evening – Ed Henry and the WHPC in particular. No wonder all this cold and wind chills….

  23. 67 africa
    January 6, 2014 at 11:19 pm

  24. 69 jacquelineoboomer
    January 6, 2014 at 11:23 pm

  25. January 6, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    bbl … time to prepare some dinner …

  26. 71 jacquelineoboomer
    January 7, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Here’s to the New Year’s resolutions … anybody still makin’ ‘em?

  27. 83 jacquelineoboomer
    January 7, 2014 at 12:13 am

    Obviously I have guests, or I wouldn’t have just watched FSU-Auburn. Ha. I survived, and I was even getting into it!

  28. 84 amk for obama
    January 7, 2014 at 12:19 am

  29. 85 99ts
    January 7, 2014 at 2:06 am

    I think I adore this thread – every time I open TOD and see that smile with my tag on it – my day gets better :) :)

    I promise to let Ms Chips be 1st without comment – for the next 24 hours.

  30. January 7, 2014 at 2:06 am

    More on this ‘meme’ as the year progresses …

    … time for some rest, but before departing, the day that the vast majority of women on this planet decide to take control of their lives (and those of their children) the human species will actually have an opportunity to evolve, sustainably. That is not hyperbole. That is FACT.

    #FORWARD Together

  31. January 7, 2014 at 4:49 am

    I had to come back to say one more thing. I believe it was 99ts who mentioned that in her country the Right’s craziness is finding prominence. In the past month, I’ve been in 6 countries. Every English-speaking major news network carries that disgusting familiar logo – Fox News! Next up – CNN. This morning I turned to a network that claims unbiased review. I thought, “oh goody”. The announcer said he was going to discuss Benghazi with a leading authority. After commercial break, he introduced Muslim hate activist, Pam Gellar!

    • 89 99ts
      January 7, 2014 at 7:52 am

      We used to get Bill Kristol as the voice of America on our ABC (like PBS) station. First time I have ever sent a “you are stupid” email to an Oz presenter. Major problem with US pundits – they are picked up via Reuters or AP or what used to be “respected” names in media – and they spread – world wide. Very few countries now have reporters in many countries outside of their own – they are dependent on 3rd party news sources – and most carry water for the GOP.


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