Happy Birthday First Lady!
MoooOOOooorning Early Birds!
GM Chips and happy birthday to FLOTUS.
GM COS – enjoy your Friday
Good morning COS..
Btw, congrats on 1st Chips. 😀😀😀😀😀😀
Ah, thank you COS!! Happy Friday!
gm gold star person
Good morning 99ts…
Hi Cindy – hope your Friday is a good one – muggy and hot in my world & the south is now going up in flames – used to be every few years – now it seems like every year.
We have 40 degrees here in Florida. People are trying to save the crops, plants, and four legged friends.
It actually feels good, and it’s a relief from the heat and humidity that we have to contend with.
A chance to save on electric bill : )
Good morning Chipsticks….hellllllllllo Danny boy!
1st – woot woot..
Happy Awesome Friday!!!!
Good Friday Morning Chipsticks, COS, 99ts, Cindy…TOD Early Birds!!!
I hope everyone has a good start to their weekend.
Good morning swbluega….
Happy Friday to you!!!!
Have an awesome day!
Morning and Happy Friday! Happy Birthday, FLOTUS!!!! Trust me, it just gets better after this one:)
Good morning desertflower…
Have an awesome day!
Oops just changed the channel from Eugene Robinson to nfl network.
Eugene: ahh ah umm end the data bulk umm ahh ahh yah that’s right umm.
Umm no, Eugene to early in the morning to listen to that .
Hey, good morning Jovie…
Yes, I did the same regarding Eugene R. , I just couldn’t handle it….
He is a Scarborough flunkie
Good morning Linda….
Happy Friday to you!
I use to listen to Eugene R., and then I just couldn’t take the sounds of ummmm, ahhh, etc. No matter what his opinion was, he came back around and agreed with the jokester and the sidekick mika. Why say anything if all you are going to do is agree with their craziness?
Morning, Jovie. IMO Eugene is a very visible example of someone not minimizing their weakness while playing to their strengths. By now you’d think Eugene would realize that punditry isn’t a strength of his, and, not only that, his poor performances diminish his written stature. At least, they do in my eyes.
Eugene should stick to what he does best, writing.
Personally I can get past the umm and the ahhhh, but what I can’t get past is that Eugene Robinson constantly let Joe punk him at every turn.
A very ‘Good Morning/Noon /Evening/Night to TODobots the world over!
Good morning vcprezofan2…
Enjoy your Friday!!!!
Hello there, perpetual early riser! TY, and make the time to do the same yourself.
perpetual early riser is taking your advice : )
Goooooood Mooorrrning, Chipsie Baby! Should I mention that you are a tad late-ish?
Good morning to all!
Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday to our FLOTUS! So thankful and blessed that she is our First Lady!
Good morning tnmtngirl….
Have a great day!
And Happy 72nd Birthday Muhammad Ali! http://t.co/I7yUZ3rF6X— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) January 17, 2014
Is Tom Coburn pulling a Trent Lott ? Leave two years prior to the end of your term so you can become a lobbyist sooner ?
He’s fighting a battle against cancer. Let’s get him the benefit of the doubt…
And Happy 92nd Birthday Betty White! http://t.co/lKXdDavUhR— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) January 17, 2014
Okay guys, today’s the day! Spread the word ✈ ✈ our FLOTUS is 50 – a beautiful lady**, inside and out! [**almost wrote 'young thing', then corrected myself. Wouldn't want anyone to be offended on this 'special' birthday.]
♥ @Flotus: Wishing you continued joy in Family, Friends and Life! May you enjoy 50 more healthy years! youtube.com/watch?v=7YAhiu…— Vick C. (@sonamie) January 17, 2014
Love it VC!!
You sure tortured me though, before giving your approval!
Oklahoma Senator Coburn, battling cancer, to step down at year end
I don’t wish cancer on anybody, but I do wish that everybody had the same resources as Senator Coburn does to fight this disease.
Baby cuteness at the end:
Andrea Mitchel is trolling the President and NSA, in twitter this morning.
It’s almost like she’s paid to do just that!
Joviw, she’s a hopeless hasbeen. She IS paid to deliver the Republican line. That’s her schtick.
She’s probably a republican. Her husband is Alan Greenspan, so they gravitate among the world’s “elite”. She seems fond of the Clintons but the Clintons ARE gravitating among the world’s elite. They’re part of the Big Club now.
The Clintons have always been that way. That’s why some Republicans in the media LOVE them. Because they preserve the status quo of obscene wealth inequality while pretending to care about ordinary folks.
I think they do care to a degree. And they sincerely believe that trickle-down economics don’t work. The problem is that they’re not willing to take any risk, to make any sacrifice for pushing a liberal agenda. It’s politics first. With President Obama, politics is rarely his first priority. And that’s why he is a transformative president.
That being said, the danger of the GOP getting more power is so great that if Hillary Clinton is the democratic nominee in 2016, I want her to win. No question in my mind she’d be better than any republican. And if she has a democratic Congress, there WILL be progress, I’m confident about it. The Obama coalition has transformed the democratic party, and the push for change will still be an internal force to reckon with.
Greenspan called Bill Clinton one of our best Republican Presidents.
Cuteness Alert (the baby's sweet too):
youtube.com/watch?v=WwjCJq…— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) January 17, 2014
Cutest ever—–both of them—–love the interaction!
So much sweetness my teeth hurt!
I know, cuteness overload!!
Good morning, dearest Chips! He’s impossibly wonderful!
Glen Greenwald is on Twitter this morning trying to get in front of the President’s NSA announcement. He may have some idiots fooled, but I’m not one of them.
@ggreenwald Your bogus agenda is more about politics than about civil liberties and that comes thru in all your responses to @ThePlumLineGS— (@aspirational12) January 17, 2014
Good Morning Chips and everybody!
4-year-old girl accidentally shoots 4-year old cousin to death with rifle, Detroit police say: apne.ws/1ddu5Pn— The Associated Press (@AP) January 17, 2014
It’s just a tragic accident, according to the investigator – just a byproduct of the necessity to keep a loaded gun in a house where young children can find it. I mean, the gun has to be loaded – otherwise what’s the point of having it – and it has to be easily accessible for the same reason.
Two families and grandfather are absolutely devestated – because 2nd amendment rights – or some other absolutely stupid notion.
Israel summons the ambassadors of Britain, France, Italy and Spain to accuse their countries of hypocritical pro-Palestinian bias
Right, every one wrong is except me.
I am so tired of Israel and its rush to war, if Israel wants to go to war then go ahead, but leave every other country out of it.
Yep. It’s the old “I’m ok. You’re not okay” syndrome. Used to be a sign of mental illness.
Netanyahu is one of the worst things that has happened to Israël in decades. Israël is losing its credibility.
Very conservative governments are always the same. They’re consumed with fear and anger. They’re suspicious of everyone, they behave like bullies. Working for peace is not in their DNA.
At some point, the people of Israël themselves will have to realize that electing conservative governments is totally counterproductive.
Hope more and more EU countries put the pressure on nut n yahoo to make him realize that he got no better ally than US.
@ericwolfson But but but she's not "feminist" enough….— (@aspirational12) January 17, 2014
50 pics of 50 MO.
Beautiful, Amk. Could that anybody be more gorgeous inside and out than our First Lady?
Ahh, thanks, Chips–just the sweetness I needed to start the day. I hope our FLOTUS gets lifted up with everyone’s love today. She brings so much light and happiness to other people–I want this to be the day she gets all of that back in great heaps of affection. Too bad PBO has to deal with the NSA stuff and the GG trolls today. Maybe romance will be in the air at the WH tonight. Even though we’re retired, I still feel a sense of relief when Friday comes. TGIF, everyone.
18 Crazy Right-Wing Myths About Obama, Debunked p.ost.im/Rtkjex via @AddInfoOrg #uniteblue #tlot #tcot #p2 #libcrib #obama #gop #lies— Sly Dude (@SlyDude3677) January 17, 2014
Lotsa Jan babes.
And an amazing collection of Jan 17 babies!
Does anyone know at what time today PBO’s NSA speech will be?
Hiya Hopefruit, it’s at 11:0 EST
Okay – thanks Chips & allison. Will be on the road so looks like I’ll have to miss it, but I will be able to access Twitter and get the gist!
Hopefruit, Greenwald must have got hold of PBO’s speech, he seems to know exactly what he’s going to say
In his dreams – I am, and will remain, aghast as what GG encouraged Snowden to do – the latter is the same age as my daughter & has thrown his life away because ???
There are many ways to protest against what you consider unjust laws without giving up those very freedoms that he said he wants to save. I think this story needs much more investigation to see who was really behind yet another attempt to bring down the President. I seriously doubt this would ever have happened under a GOP President.
Couldn’t agree more 99ts. I shouldn’t be amazed, but I am, by how little (none?) effort has been made by media to look in to Greenwald’s connections/agenda. And the fact that Snowden had no issue with his industry – and hated whistleblowers – before January 2009. The whole thing stinks, but of course, Greenwald has profited beautifully.
PBO must’ve whispered into GG’s ear last night the entire speech!
I’d love to hear an NSA recording of a GG phone call, it’d go something like this: “Yes Mr Koch, totally Mr Koch, absolutely Mr Koch. Okay, bye, love you lots.”
LOL! So true….
A First Lady at 50, Finding Her Own Path nyti.ms/1b1s3po— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 17, 2014
#bully & #corrupt #christie's bridge to nowhere. http://t.co/wMu2eRa7Eg— (@amk4obama) January 17, 2014
Happy 50th Birthday to our wonderful and beautiful first lady Michelle Obama! We love you!!
Today is the late great Eartha Kitt's and the very much here & great @FLOTUS birthday? This is a day of greatness indeed!— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) January 17, 2014
So Audra McDonald is also a FLOTUS fan? That’s great, because I’ve been saying for the longest while that I want her to play FLOTUS if there’s ever a broadway play featuring PBO…
BBC News – Uganda President Yoweri Museveni blocks anti-gay law bbc.in/1dcUpt0— luminaria98 (@Luminaria98) January 17, 2014
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has refused to approve a controversial bill to toughen punishments for homosexuals.
He has written to the parliamentary speaker criticising her for passing it in December without a quorum.
Homosexuals were “abnormal” or were so for “mercenary reasons” and could be “rescued”, a local paper quotes his letter as saying.
The bill includes life imprisonment for homosexual acts and also makes it a crime not to report gay people.
The promotion of homosexuality – even talking about it without condemning the lifestyle – would also be punishable by a prison term.
The BBC’s Catherine Byaruhanga in the capital, Kampala, says the president is aware that if he signs the bill there will be an international outcry, which could see some countries suspend aid to the country.
In Uganda? That is a BFD.
20 New Subpoenas Issued By Panel Investigating Christie Scheme – huff.to/1dyxEo0— (@deecee1220) January 17, 2014
I hope the NJ dems atone for their fallacy by drowning the fucker in subpoenas.
I’m hoping they name the 20 about 5 minutes after the President’s speech so GG gets well upstaged as he tries to claim his dear friend Snowden saved the world.
Happy 50th birthday to the most dedicated and relatable first lady this country has ever known. The first 50 are just the beginning for this dynamic FLOTUS… like wine she only gets better with time. I think her next 50 will be even more exciting!
Clare, do you tweet? Your first sentence is very tweet-able IMO. Why not help drown out the GGs, Andrea Mitchells and other RWNJs of the twitter world today with brief heartfelt messages like these! These are , after all, facts.
I rarely read “The Hill” RW rag that it is – but one of the headings keeps jumping out at me today
“Monsieur le Président plus one for White House state dinner”
I love that the French carry on regardless – waiting for the outcome – while the US media gets itself all bothered.
Happy 50th Birthday to Mrs. Michelle Obama…….Our Lovely First Lady.
Because I know you don’t tweet, Annieb -
'Happy 50th Birthday to Mrs. Michelle Obama…….Our Lovely First Lady.' ~Anniebella (@TheObamaDiary)— Vick C. (@sonamie) January 17, 2014
Thank You Vick C.
My absolute pleasure, Ab!
Pay back. Ratings Plummet For 'Duck Dynasty' Season Premiere After Star's Gay-Bashing Interview talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/duck-…— Dorothy Rissman (@stiNgo100) January 17, 2014
Public pushback works whether it’s a corrupt pol or corrupt tv.
G’day mates and a Happy Birthday FLOTUS!
Enjoy life. It has an expiration date! http://t.co/s8iPEnF1Gt— Nelson (@Yardarm756DD) January 17, 2014
Good morning yardarm756,
Happy awesome Friday!!!
Thank you for reminding us of such a “precious gift”…..LIFE!!!! It’s time to live!
Moooooorning Shipmate, what a lovely message to start the day!
Thanks Admiral. Get ‘er done!
@MichelleObama – Happy Fifty. http://t.co/jPZvAc2g5D— (@amk4obama) January 17, 2014
#Christies ex buddy's Lawyer #Wildstein's ready 2 talk if granted immunity abcn.ws/19yWwMK #bridgegate @TheJusticeDept @FBI— Nancy Mitchell (@NancyWonderful) January 17, 2014
Well, that didn’t take long.
I’ve got my notepad ready.
The problem might be getting state immunity – no trouble with the feds & automatic with the state legislature – but would the governor be wanting anyone to get immunity?
Good morning amk for Obama,
If this guy is granted immunity; what happens if he says, I don’t have anything else to say, I told you the truth? I am trying to understand, how do they know if he is truthful, “after” they give him immunity?
Don’t worry Cindy; this guy is going to give up everything and more to avoid stepping inside of a court room. This guy isn’t about to save Christie’s ass at the expense of trying to save his own ass. At the end of the day all these motherfuckers are going to talk.
Good morning Don!
Happy Friday to you!!!
Thank you! I have been wondering about this from the beginning. They are all so devoted to Christie cream.
GM Cindy. Yes, he could possibly be trolling them. But I am sure there are some smart dems out there who could gauge who and how he is going o p incriminate before they grant him that immunity.
Thank you amk for Obama,
I am sure hoping so. They love Christie cream and the ground he walks on, and I feel like he is going to pull one over on them or at least try to. My concern; where is the safety net before giving him anything?
Wow, this is weird:
Wall Street Journal Reporter Goes Missing in New Jersey, Credit Card Mysteriously Used in Mexico
I saw that heading yesterday and wondered about the circumstances, but didn’t read news.
Judge strikes down photo ID requirement for Pa. voters via @6ABC WOOHOO! No voter suppression. Try again abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?sec…— (@princss6) January 17, 2014
Maybe the judge will do the same here in Carolina.
I just saw that – it will head to the Pennsylvania Supremes next – nice to see some wins against Koch & Co
.@DavidVitter will they need an ID to buy adult diapers for their Senator?— ForUS50 (@FORUS50) January 17, 2014
That “Depends” on who’s doing the buying.
.@DavidVitter – Food stamps would not have 'skyrocketed', if the treasonous .@gop did its job responsibly. #asshole.— (@amk4obama) January 17, 2014
Had to share The Planet Of The GOP http://t.co/6svbvTgDbZ— Smash The Gop (@dianab1965) January 17, 2014
The clandestine online marketplace, Silk Road, has forfeited Bitcoins worth $28m per US prosecutors.
bbc.co.uk/news/technolog…— (@amk4obama) January 17, 2014
Happy Birthday to our wonderful FLOTUS! (and many more)
#RISEandGRIND Happy Birthday Michelle Obama! 50 & Fabulous pic.twitter.com/MoVo1iXz88— Global Grind (@GlobalGrind) January 17, 2014
Rise and Shine.
Happy Five-0 to Mrs. Michelle Obama.
Hey all – I just joined Instagram yesterday, and in honor of the First Lady’s birthday, I’ll be posting some super old pictures of FLOTUS from ’07 and ’08 (and maybe some from ’12, too) pretty much all day today…
Hey all, sorry if this is a double post (I’m terrible at this stuff), but at the urging of my 10 year-old cousin, I just put my Instagram account (stufankjian) public yesterday, and in honor of the First Lady’s birthday, I’ll be posting some older pictures from ’07 and ’08 pretty much all day today.
Hope you’re all well!
Scout! I completely missed your comment this morning, UT (@NerdyWonka) just alerted me. Wonderful to hear from you, and thrilled your 10-year-old cousin persuaded you to Instagram-ize your work! Will add link in the sidebar here so that your account is only one click away. Thank you so much for dropping by, hope all’s great.
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