Random Old Pic: President Obama holds a baby while greeting guests during an Independence Day celebration on the South Lawn of the White House, July 4, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)
MoooOOOooorning Early Birds!
Oh! GooOooD MooOoorrning, everyone!
OK….Good morning vcprezofan2,
How are you? I hope you have a great day! I think 99ts is still chatting on last thread. I was the two of us this morning.
No, no, no vc. I have been up since 6:00a.m.. NO!!!!!!!!!!
She was just ignoring us Cindy – so she could jump to the top of the page
I was just getting ready to go back and get you. How did VC do this? One of us was suppose to be 1st, we were up chatting and she sneaked past us. grrrrr…grrrrrr
No ignoring involved, 99ts. Honestly. This time I literally had just signed in (to keep myself from hovering around teenager mentioned below to help her get her things together – something she was supposed to have done last night). I actually won’t be jumping to the village gate today – am off to a workshop in another 1½ hours. Have I mentioned that I HATE workshops?
Christie excuses – I did not ignore those people
Cindy and I are on top of all these stories – we want the dated sign in log, the emails, the tests
grrr tests = texts
Well, obviously I didn’t pass the tests with you! I’ll get back toya! Help – Any Christie pro bono lawyers in the village?
time for me to say g’nite – I don’t use alarm clocks either – day I retired they went away
Sweet dreams, 99ts!
It’s still likely to be a beautiful day in the neighbourhood, Cindy! And don’t worry, I was also up at 6am – trying to encourage a teenager to wake up. She finally budged at 6:45am.
Ooooh, I remember the days of doing the same. Try a little ice on the face, they will get up real fast, promise… : )
You devious one! I couldn’t! I knock on the door, and if that doesn’t work I turn on the light. The rest is up to them.
Look at YOU:) Morning, vc….morning, Cindy…..morning, Chips:)
Good morning desertflower,
How are you? I hope you are having a good morning.
GM df – you are up and about early this day
Good EARLY Morning to you, Desertf! Nice to see you so nice and cheery (before the rwnjs get at you). Enjoy your day!
VC, 99, and Cindy…… Honestly, I didn’t WANT to get up this early, but little hungry kitties were camped outside my bedroom door this morning and started scratching on it to wake me up. I thought the clock said 4:42am, but it actually as closer to 4:15 when they pulled that stunt. So, that’s why I’m here so early this morning:)
Df, I suggest you get them each a huge timepiece. Chips may have one or two to spare.
Timepiece? I was thinking more along the lines of big boots to kick their ass with! What were they thinking???
We-ell, not sure this is the best solution, Df. Kicked asses might result in very loud caterwauls – definitely not the desired outcome! You love ‘em, I know, and waking you in such a ‘cute’ way is part of their charm!
They love you…and showing it : )
I love them…but jeez Louise! 4:15am on a work day?? WTH!
My Mr. Solomon use to come in and drop his toys right in my face. If I moved just a little, he would go crazy and literally “do the dance” on my bed until I got up. He is in cat heaven; miss those mornings of his dancing, enjoy the moments : )
VC and Cindy —–> Firsty World Domination!
Hello Ms Chips – have to admit to enjoying MJ twisting himself inside out to say Christie is innocent – because Benghazi!!
Good morning Chipsticks..
Good morning Danny boy..
Happy Tuesday! I was fighting for 1st and out of no where, VC won the race.
A very ‘Good Morning’ to you my Lady Mayor!
I notice you have been restraining yourself and showing an awful amount of restraint in the last couple of days. Unbelievable! What’s up? The boss man’s been peAking over your shoulder?
Ha, exactly, Boss Man is severely restricting my fun, the meanie!
I’ve been threatening to speak to him on your behalf for years now – haven’t built up the courage yet though. Sowwy.
Chips, I wanted to award your recent decorum /restraint, so I tried finding a feminine-y medal. I looked long and hard too. What can I say….
(Inside joke) @TheObamaDiary – Was looking for a medal to tout your decorum and restraint and this surfaced. 😉 http://t.co/Yvt9rRMs4k— Vick C. (@sonamie) January 14, 2014
I am humbled VC, and that’s exactly my hair-do on the left – and ass in the middle of the trio!
A-hem! I see there is still a ways to go with this decorum practice business. … the covering of your …….
Cheeky! (See what I did there? )
Yes! Very cheeky.
O lord, you found/bought/repaired a pair of shades!
We are, I think! Morning, Cindy! Morning/Afternoon/Evening, all TODobots!
Good morning early birds!
Good morning vetivera24,
Tennis is good in my world – I am not a Hewitt fan & was pleased he lost – he did come back from 2 sets down & almost got there. Fedex got through easily. Nadal won on a forfeit after one set.
It’s over 100F down there – seems the heat follows the tennis
I heard the weirdest discussion on “safety nets” on PBS news hour today. Someone (politician I think) was discussing WV – and saying all the restaurant workers had received no pay for the last few days because of the restaurants having no water – so when the restaurants re-open if everyone pays more than usual on their tips – that will solve all the workers problems.
So much for safety nets – the fabulous world of free enterprise – you’re on your own.
How sad, it must be the repukes again, and their grand ideas; forget about the workers-who cares?
Good toon. h/t BJ
Perfect, df. Loved the toon.
Morning Joke was not there yesterday….After watching him spew his talking points he must have spent the entire day in some kind of emergency damage control class.
The jokester is protecting Christ at every cost. Mika actually told the truth yesterday, and held her on with Halpern and shut him down. She also respected the President and referred to him as President Obama. Last week, after Christie’s 100 minutes plus speech, she and the jokester was hammering the President; blaming him for Christ mess and calling him Obama. Jokester was away yesterday, and she grew some balls to take a stand and speak the truth, and respect the President, and rebuke the lies from the panel. She was trying to do it again today, I think someone must have congratulated her for standing up to the jokester and his goons on the panel.
All he found was “Chris Christie is my friend, he would not lie – and Benghazi!!!! ” – so maybe he spent the day sulking.
There is NO logic in the fact that Christie knew nothing until last week – it is just not possible. He could be smart enough to be excluded from the paper trail – but he worked in close proximity to these folks – his campaign manager, his press secretary, his deputy chief of staff – did he speak to none of them about why the Port Authority folks were leaving?
You deserve a special award for subjecting yourself to Morning Joe. I cannot do it. Now that Current TV is not available, I just listen to the Steve Harvey Morning Show until Stephanie Miller’s show comes on at 9:00 am.
http://crooksandliars.com/2014/01/why-obamacare-matters-h1n1-edition Real life Mom story about why it’s so important for young, college aged kids to GET COVERED!
Read and pass along!
I wonder if Chris Cuomo knows the truth about the phone call in mid December from Christie to his brother asking him to make his Port Authority appointment to back off with the questions about the Bridge closing.
morning Ms. Chips!
enjoy your day
Need another reason why college needs to be made more affordable??? WTH IS THIS???!!! Basically prostituting people to help pay for college! NOT OK.
I’m sorry, but I’m extremely uncomfortable with, and skeptical about, that, no matter the young lady saying there’s nothing sexual about her outings. Shudder! Who’s to say when it will go wrong?
RT @USATWashington: Lawmakers unveiled a $1 trillion omnibus spending bill last night. Details from @DaviSusan: usat.ly/1hRoGW9— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) January 14, 2014
So it appears from the bogus polls being pushed (bully’s support is “solid” or “stable”) and the headlines and talk from different outlets, it seems the media WANTS us to move on from bridgegate without even exploring what the facts are.
These motives of the media are so transparent and annoying given ALL the time and space they have given to
manufactured scandals during this administration.
This headline from AP “ help … Christie … rebound from …. scandal” is very annoying given that they state their motive without even noticing they are doing that “help Christie” by talking about rebounding before even all the facts are collected, publicized and known by voters who can then judge their validity
@AP WHY are YOU, as a news outlet, interested in things "that may help NJ Gov — rebound from … scandal" before any facts are even exposed— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) January 14, 2014
the media invested so much in hyping the bullying behavior that they do not even notice that they should back off a while until we all know what political garbage is in NJ
@AP from the start, news media outlets have created the invincibility of Christie & ignored his public bullying & record; STOP IT NOW!— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) January 14, 2014
It’s not going away Linda – I’m laughing at MJ – trying to defend Christie & talking about anything other than NJ Politics – it’s not going to work – too much out there already.
the beltway’s attempts at “moving the bridgegate story along” is so obvious and very annoying
Good for you for taking on the “liberal” media. This scandal is not going to just disappear. There is too much that is unknown as to Christie’s involvement in shutting down the bridge. Poor media — they tried so hard to push Christie as the next President on the American people.
I am amazed that the media still thinks we can’t see through their attempts to protect a bullying rotten-to-the-core Christie, and his enablers on in NJ (including some Dems) and on the national stage
It’s the same media, that ripped into President Obama for the ACA computer glitch, 24/7 they talked about a computer glitch; that did not harm anyone, or cause people to be late for work, kids stuck in buses for hours etc….Now, they want Christie problem to be forgiven and forgotten. I say….HELL NO!!!!
I hope Dr. RMaddow and Steve K. unravel the truth about this , the land scenario makes sense every time they produce more papers about it. This guy is dangerous, can you imagine what he would do, along with the repukes, if they take the White House in 2016? It is dangerous, how he lives on “pay backs”, my way or the highway. People get hurt when he pays back, and this is not what this country needs. They would drag us into a war at the blink of an eye. This bag of wind is dangerous, and sad for New Jersey if people are willing to sweep this under the rug and turn the other way. I also believe that his politics may work in Jersey but it will not work on the national scene with voters. His own are going to eat him in the primaries.
the amount of time spent on fake gop-manufactured “scandal” has been amazing and now they want us to quickly look away from a blatant abuse of power
Proposing a longer school day should be seen as nothing more than a political move. Chris Christie cut so much from the education budget, a judge declared it unconstitutional and made him put the money back. Suppose the media will tell that?
of course they won’t, they have already drawn up their future political posters featuring the “inevitable nominees” and these scandals are messing with their storyline
BTW, I ♥ that little baby! I look at his picture above and right away I remember that he was a happy, chortling, little dude. (I have this personal theory that happy babies GENERALLY come from a calm, relaxed, loving nurturer.)
Hahahaha – and the scandal about the Mayor of NY – he eats pizza with a knife and fork – Christie can only wish
.@AP wouldn't it be more prudent that u inform your audience WHETHER any claims in scandal are valid rather than WHAT helps Christie rebound— Linda Kyambadde (@globalcitizenln) January 14, 2014
Good Benghazi everybody!
Morning, Jovie! Good to see you rising and shining, even before the TOD R & S!
Rise and Benghazi!
What can I say, if it takes Benghazi to stir you up…..” ‘ray Benghazi!”
hi jovie – good to see you
Now we’re comparing Christie making ads with fed money to the cost of Obamacare – MJ is really sad
My everything – Joe says no-one asked questions about Benghazi, the IRS, etc
AND he says the IRS is a full blown scandal – the right is sick sick sick
Benghazi and shine.
good to see you…
It’s the repukes talking points for distraction and cover for Christ. jokester is a liar and he knows there are no scandals but if they keep saying it, and saying that Christie answered all of the questions, then they believe that the people will forget. They need to worry about what RMaddow is uncovering, she is going to break this wide open, I believe before the investigators. She is obsessed with knowing the “WHY.”
Why did they close the bridge, and I believe that she has her team out there, turning every rock over until her question is answered. I don’t believe it’s about the Mayor, the timeline doesn’t fit Christie play rules, it’s about the billion dollar land.
Fist time I’ve listened to MJ for more than 10 minutes – I won’t do it again – I’ve just discovered they replay the early stuff later in the show – so he gets 3 hours pay for 2 hours work – and the hourly rate isn’t the minimum wage. A joke indeed
yes, they repeat it at the 8:00a.m. hour.
g’nite from my world Cindy – thanks for the early chat – see u later
Good nite 99ts, rest well!
Question of the day…
Where is the Mitt, and why is he not making the rounds on morning jokester and FOX, defending his good friend, Christie cream? They have the Rence and Giuliani clowns saying the GWB was a joke, so where is the Mitt and Mrs. Ann?
Busy dancing Gangham Style! Soooooo last year:)
Will Fox cover Christie’s State of the State address ?
Of course FOX will! It’s such an excellent way to highlight Christie’s ‘leadership’. They’ll probably be quoting from it for the rest of the year.
MT @zackbeauchamp: Zero change in Chris Christie's favorability among Republicans post-scandal people-press.org/2014/01/13/chr… // Because Benghazi.— (@igorvolsky) January 14, 2014
Does the ” hasn’t changed ” include those who hated him before and still do ? Seems a little soon to be doing polls
The national polls won’t really change until there is a smoking gun direct link to Christie. Right now there’s just a bunch of theories. Meanwhile Chuck Todd just showed the NJ polls and of course the people are really paying attention there. I believe the poll said that 80% of NJers believe that other staffers will resign while 65% believe that Christie had a direct link.
Melanie, it took a long time for all the Nixon ugliness re Watergate to fully emerge. I had pretty much given up any hope that we would ever know anything back then. Throughout most of that time, Nixon maintained high ratings among Repubs and, of course, won a landslide election. But the dam had begun leaking and it eventually became a torrent. If people in NJ are paying attention, that’s really all that’s needed right now. People around the country are concerned with their own states and are paying very little attention to who’s going to run for president in 2016. Christie is very damaged goods and his Republican rivals are storing all of this in their hearts and memories. At the end, IF Christie runs, he will not win NJ, NY, PA, FLA or any of the states that pundits say he has in the bag. He will not translate well in the Northeast or the West. So we all have to do is be patient and let it play out because right now we have very big fish to fry to win the House, oust our R governors and keep the Senate.
Yep that’s my whole point. People are concerned with what’s going on in their own home states.
Grooaan! Do I really have to go to this workshop?
BBL – behave yourselves, or give GOPs ‘hell’,
How Warren Is Saving the Left
Tue Jan 14th, 2014 at 09:06:04 AM EST
It’s hard to build trust in government when Mitch McConnell is doing everything he can think of to make it so the federal government cannot function effectively. But, ultimately, the frozen gears in the Capitol are the Republicans’ fault, and the Democrats can’t do much about it. Surely, they can fight to make sure the blame is assigned correctly by the voters, but that alone will do nothing to restore faith in government. In fact, it will only hurt people’s opinion of government by making them more aware of the fact that it isn’t working.
Enter Elizabeth Warren and Bill de Blasio. Noam Scheiber looks at both of them, makes some distinctions between them, and argues that Warren’s version of left-wing populism is a better fit for a period of widespread skepticism about government.
The reason is that it plays directly to the source of today’s anti-government skepticism. While trust in government has been steadily falling since hitting a decades-long peak after 9/11, voters’ particular beef against government changed in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. Around that time, a variety of indicators suggested that voters’ suspicions were tied to the relationship between the government and powerful interests, whom voters believed were lavishing benefits on themselves at taxpayer expense. Pew found a sharp bipartisan drop in the number of voters who felt “government is really run for the benefit of all the people” beginning in 2009. Gallup found a spike in the number of people dissatisfied with “size and influence of major corporations.” It turns out that many of the voters who’d lost faith in government weren’t anti-government per se. They’d simply concluded it was working for the powerful and not for them.
BREAKING – Nearly Half a Million Texans Apply For Coverage Through ACA | Progress Texas progresstexas.org/blog/breaking-…— Dorothy Rissman (@stiNgo100) January 14, 2014
Such serious face
Breaking doge http://t.co/T4znYXsuXv— Doge (@DogeTheDawg) January 13, 2014
The Omnibus Spending Bill ” defunds ” ACORN in four different areas…….
It increasingly looks like CBS is now an infomercial TV channel——-programming seems to be completely controlled by advertising dollars. Couldn’t believe that the morning “news” crew there just did a 20 minute (maybe longer) segment on Dyson vacuums. Not that the product is not worthy, but it was so unsettling seeing them all sit there talking to Mr. Dyson about how much more powerful his sweepers are than competing sweepers, how much more brilliant the bristles are etc. It was a pitch any ad agency would greatly admire. And just a couple of weeks ago 60 Minutes did that whole infomercial segment for Amazon on their proposed drone package delivery. We have no more news outlets——total corporate takeover.
You can say that again!
As I go to work, I’ll leave you with this: http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/01/14/usa-medicare-pumps-idINL2N0KO02720140114
UPDATE 1-Penis pumps cost U.S. government millions, watchdog cries waste
I’m certain there’s LOTS of late night jokes in here somewhere! Off to work….
Rise and Shine!
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