On This Day: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama volunteer at Burrville Elementary School during the 2013 National Day of Service in Washington, January 19
MoooOOOooorning Early Birds!
Hi morning all
Good morning Anjo,
Happy Sunday and congratulation on 1st!
Have a wonderful and awesome day!
Thanks, same to you having a lazy day although my uncle is 87 and going over to have rum, wine and cake later
mmmmmmm……..that sounds excellent for a lazy day : )
Moooooorning Anjo, moooooorning everyone!
Morning Chips, morning Danny
Hi anjo – wtg on 1st
Caught up on all the posts then checked to see what was happening and landed on 1st.. I wear my crown with TOD pride
:) Getting in before Ms Chips is worth 2 crowns
G’morning Chips and TOD! I remember that day of service very very well…there was a certain accompanying video :) :)
Hopefruit…that makes two of us. I defffiiiinniittteelllyyy remember that one ;).
Good morning Chipsticks and Danny boy!
Good morning TOD family!
Happy Sunday to everyone.
Wishing each of you a deliciously awesome day!!!!!!!!
GM Cindy – have a great day
Good evening 99ts and Happy Sunday!!!!!!
If I have it correct, you’re about an hour away from Monday : ) , I think……
So have a wonderful night and a awesome Monday!!!!
You know the maths – must be a democrat :)
Say it loud,
I am a Dem and proud!!!!!!
This is a math problem I would ask my students; if it is 8:45a.m. here, what time is it in Australia if they are 15 hours ahead of us? Sadly, it would take almost 15-20 minutes for most of the students to answer, including my college math students who are in my tutorial program. They literally freak out when it comes to word problems.
what an ass ! http://t.co/DHQH5dgU6m— (@amk4obama) January 19, 2014
What did you do with danny? We need proof of life.
:-) I need to dust that camera down, I can assure you he is VERY much alive!!!
Wish I could send over Mr 99 – photographer of note – he took some unbelievably cute and gorgeous pictures of grand babe today. The love runneth over. :)
Send him to me right now 99ts, every photo I’ve taken of Danny so far is just a blur!!!
I get them all the time – dogs and babes always turn their heads just as I click – I took terrific pics of the back of her head, top of her head and her feet – I gave up.
Good morning amk4obama,
This is too adorable…if my eyes are not deceiving me, it appears that he is smiling and saying; more, more, give me more. : )
"Keep Calm and Carry On". London readers continue to browse at a bombed library, WWII. http://t.co/43BsiZgGV7— Historical Pics (@HistoricalPics) January 16, 2014
Pleasant Good morning one and all great way to start the week Dudette is ‘back’ and on the mend, FLOTUS is still 50 and fabulous and TODall is right with the world
On a politics note, been reading and following the Christie mess and these are my thoughts..I am glad he won the election, if he hadn’t won this mess may have never seen the light of day…now he can’t run or hide, what goes around comes around and harder..as the leader his fall will be great and hopefully it shakes out a few more honest politicians to run for office…I don’t think we have seen the half of this mess as yet..all his chickens will be coming home to roost and their egg will be all over him..Republicans are just dishonest and despicable, the honest ones either leave the party or forever have their heads hanging in shame..a pity as they can be great again
Have a wonderful day one and all…back to lurking
Good morning majiir,
I as so sorry to hear the news about the passing of your brother.
May God comfort you and your family during this time of your bereavement.
You and your family will be in my prayers.
in 17 mos, Fox hasn't moved Benghazi story 10 ft, despite its K's of hours of coverage. in 10 days MSNBC broke Christie story wide open— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) January 19, 2014
RW dickhead singing the praises on Christie on MSNBC – they will never stop saying the GOP can do no wrong
He just spent another 5 minutes blowing kisses to Christie; saying how Christie changed New Jersey and he will come out of this stronger and even better. They turn their heads when it’s a repuke, and beat the President down 24/7 over a computer glitch conspiracy, go figure. They are all about power and cover ups.
This type of person is the prime reason why the Mayor didn’t come out months ago and complain about the Gov &/or Lt Governor – she would have been politically assassinated as this man tried to do this morning. He also attacked MSNBC – the GOP send out their talking points and every person involved follows those points.
Bulldogs in full blown attack mode for the repukes.
I feel sorry for the Mayor of Hoboken; knowing what was wrong, worried about the people she represents, and trying to do what is in the best interest of the people.
It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to see that this was a shake down; award the land to our people and you get your money, they haven’t received the money from the “Sandy fund” that was promised. 1 + 1 still = 2. Most of the money has come from other places. Now, it’s all about when President Obama release more funds. It never freaking fails, how the repukes drag the President’s name in their mess.
Are you watching Steve – the “scruffy” looking guy – independent media? is a treat to listen to. Speaking of the 15 years of emails of Wildstein & blowing up hard drives
Yes, he told everyone how to get rid of the hard drives; take them out of your computer, shoot it and throw it in the Hudson river or some river.
GOP logic http://t.co/f9l5S3paYk— (@bennydiego) January 19, 2014
if @govchristie's office is attacking @msnbc imagine how they will attack these committees investigating them #uppers— Sean Graf (@seangraf) January 19, 2014
Hope the NJ dems show some backbone at least now.
Forget about the #bridgegate. What happened to your #fencegate?
:grin: Only you. :grin:
GM, Chips, got so involved in the last thread that I missed the opening of this one. On the Christie mess, his offensive against the media was completely predictable. Everyone who knows him said he would start becoming aggressive again after his little apology moment at the press conference. A lot of spittle will fly in NJ and all sorts of little retributions will occur. The Dems who’ve been harassed need to stick together and hold strong against the retribution onslaught. The rest of us need to exercise patience and focus Congress back on the bills they need to pass, especially the UI extension. As I mentioned many times, it took a long, long time for the Nixon fiasco to unroll. There were long weeks and months when I thought that he would skate by on his righteous indignation and denials of guilt. But the wheels of fate were set in motion and he couldn’t avoid their impact in the end.
I do agree Jackie – but it is so hard to turn off – when there are people like the GOP assemblyman on msnbc singing the praises of the most charismatic man to ever enter politics – I wonder what the Christie admin has promised him?
Me too, 99. Me too. He is trying REEEEAAAAAALLLLLYYYYYY hard, isn’t he?
GM to all. Sympathies to majiir on loss of her brother. Prayed for you and your family earlier this morning. (((HUGS)))
As I mentioned above – the latest GOP – attack the Mayor and MSNBC – and every one of them will do it. They will keep screaming until the Mayor resigns and the MSNBC pundits are told to shut up, apologize or lose their jobs.
The inquiries have to continue and the media have to keep reporting this – or Christie will just keep doing it – with that great bipartisan support.
Times are different now. With instant media and 24×7 cable noise and social media, things won’t be trickling down any more. I say we use this opportunity to show voters how christie is the real thuggish face of gop and make them think before they vote.
Good morning jackiegrumbacher,
The key word for the day…..”patience.”
It’s really hard to have patience with all of this, it’s unfolding like some type of mob shakedown, totally disgusting. In every case, sadly, it’s the people who are being hurt. The Dems help create this “monster” and many of them knew what he was. I suspect money changed hands along the way. The “love of the almighty dollar” is the root of much evil.
I never understood why they didn’t raise their voices when Christie cost the state $12,000,000.00 to have separate voting days in order to keep booker off the same ballot with him. The people did not scream about this. It just seems that they have gone along with him no matter what he was doing, as it relates to wrong doing. I guess we get what we vote for-even when it’s against our best interest.
Cindy, we can’t save the people of NJ–they made that bed. What we have to do at this point is make sure Christie is NEVER a national candidate. Let’s keep our focus on that one goal–limiting the damage he can do to one state. I have always believed the Christie style is limited to the unique temperament and geography of his state. Despite all the GOP dreams about his charisma and charm, Christie won’t translate well anywhere else. At this point it really doesn’t matter what Republican spokespeople and media say. The right wing bias and the banding together were inevitable, just as they were with Nixon, who was one of the most vindictive guys on the planet. But the die is cast. The subpoenas and the testimonies will pile up and damn him. The seeds of doubt and mistrust have been sewn. And all the king’s horses and all the king’s men, plus all the bluster and threats in the world, won’t put his reputation back together again.
I love your stamina, you are so correct in your analysis on this. I have to remove myself from Jersey and look at the whole. He is here in Florida with our slime ball of a Governor; birds of a feather flocking together. However, Scott would not allow any public pictures of the two together-wonder why?
I think he is going to be eaten alive by his own if he runs, never making it out of the primaries, the repukes knows how to eat their own.
Good Morning TOD Family, live long and prosper.
Good morning Don,
Happy Sunday to you!
Have a wonderful and awesome day!!!
It is MooooOoooorrrnnning, Chips Chica! Hope you’re fully awake and having a good one!
Greetings again, TODobots! What will we do with today?
Good morning, TOD.
My take on what is passing for news these days in the NY Times.
As much as possible President Obama is ignored. If POTUS is mentioned it is to criticize him and his administration.
As much as possible Mayor Bill de Blasio is ignored. If the Mayor is mentioned it is to criticize him and his City Council.
At the same time the horrendous Christie news is handled as lightly as possible.
Mitt Romney’s RICO charges are noticeably absent.
Will the NY Times start covering more actual news or will their readership continue to shrink as will the advertising dollars they attract?
That’s their choice. A gossip rag like The Enquirer for the rich or a return to their status as the newspaper of record.
Ahoy mates! Give a clean sweep down fore and aft……:-)
morning sailor – have a good one
Aye madam. Rest well.
Good morning lovely TOD. As you know, I rarely comment; with a full time job and the birth of my first grandchild as well as many other time consuming activities my fear is that I will be considered rude if I miss a reply. I do try to to keep up with all the wonderful, inspirationall, informative and just plain fun posts by the incomparable BTs at this beautiful haven Ms Chips has graciously provided.
I felt compelled to share with you the thoughts of a lmember of my extended family. He’s a Republican and is in the Secret Service. He has not yet had POTUSdetail, did when he was running in 2008, but has had FLOTUSdetail and I believe he may be coming around and ready to leave the dark side. I spent some time with him over the holidays and he sang the Michelle’s praises. He told me she is very genuine, considerate and incredibly kind. Just a down to earth, beautiful person, inside and out. He will be transferred to Washington in a couple of years and offered to have one of my books signed by POTUS!
Carry on, lovely TODers….and may I add that this is one of the most caring and polite online communities I’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing. Oh, and has anyone heard from Dudette? Been increasingly concerned about her lack of presence here and on twitter.
Ps. Sorry for all the typos. I hate typing on my iPad. :(
Good morning Mela in TX,
Happy Sunday to you.
Keep talking to your friend, he will eventually turn the corner. Dudette was found, thank God, and she is in the hospital recovering and will return soon, it was a day of “good news day.”
Hello Mela, it is nice to hear this about your family member and the nice things he said about FLOTUS.
Hi anniebella! I just knew everyone here would enjoy hearing that little anecdote about our FLOTUS, it’s what prompted me to post :)
Oh! That is such wonderful news; I’m so relieved!
Mela, it was donna dem 4 obama who made the connection and delivered the “GREAT” news to everyone; truly a relief for the TOD universe.
So many prayers went forth for Dudette; what greater blessing, than to receive prayers, words of encouragement, genuine concerns and love from those we know, but above all, from strangers who we don’t know.
I believe that is was the outpouring of all of the above that made it happen, and with a fabulous ending. When all hope is gone, prayer still changes things.
GM Mela – my one and only grandbabe is now 15 months old – they grow so fast – spending time with them is an absolute delight – I never imagined how much love grandbabes can generate.
Your story about FLOTUS and your family member is delightful to hear – one at a time republicans are realizing how much they have been lied to about – well – everything.
Good morning 99ts, it’s true, she is so precious. She will be a year old next month and I am having a birthday party for her :) sadly, her parents are not together and the mother loves to create drama and make life miserable for my son. It has been a bittersweet experience , not without much heartache but when that sweet angel smiles and hugs me I can swear it is pure love. For both of us.
It is good to concentrate on the babe – they are so innocent of the drama that surrounds. Enjoy the birthday party and the love :)
Mela, thank you for sharing this wonderful story. I love it!
Enjoy your grandchild to the fullest and join in here when you can!
You are most welcome, meta! I’m very happy you enjoyed my little anecdote.
thanks for sharing this story!
please contribute if and when you can – some experiences may help someone who reads (even if you don’t reply to all)
I hadn’t considered that., thank you for pointing it out. I will make an effort to post anything I believe may be of interest. I love this community and have been impressed by the depth of knowledge, inspired by the support for our incomparable President and touched by this amazing community many times. I will do my best to reciprocate.
"None of the New Jersey mayors made it to the show this morning. Apparently there was some traffic study on the Turnpike."— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) January 19, 2014
NJ Star-Ledger Editorial: If @GovChristie fights #bridgegate subpoenas, it would show he has something to hide.
blog.nj.com/njv_editorial_…— (@amk4obama) January 19, 2014
The local media would do a better job on this than the bw hacks and msm hacks.
Good morning all! More spin on the Jersey Turnpike this morning.
Guess we are going to see if Chris Christie has as much power as Sarah Palin when it comes to getting pundits fired – because his office is trying to make this all about MSNBC – as are Christie’s legislative friends.
And is MSN BC going to continue to provide support only to GOP water boy Joe Scar? We’ll see.
CNN is no longer a news channel…..it is a fake reality show business now. They have been doing all kinds of mini documentaries .
I just saw an ad about thier ” New Series ” called ” Chicagoland ” starting in March…………..
Neil deGrasse Tyson on PBS/Bill Moyers: “Science and religion are not reconcilable…..”
I’ve seen afew of the guests at FLOTUS birthday party last night, and yes Beynonce perform, John Legend sung Happy Birthday. Ledsisi was there, Jennefer Hudson perform. Magic Johnson, Samuel Jackson, Al Roker, Smokey Robinson, James Taylor, Rev. Al, Tom Joyner, Gayle king, just to name a few. But I heard what stole the show was the President toast to the First Lady. If my invitation got lost in the mail, I am suing the Post Office.
By the way in case any right wing haters wants to know, the Obamas paid for the birthday party.
Good morning anniebella,
Happy Sunday to you!
I am happy to know that they had a ball without the press. With Tom Joyner in the House, I am sure that it was filled with fun and laughter. Mr. Joyner loves the 1st family and I love to hear him when he talks about the President on his show, he genuinely loves them.
I wonder if the “electric slide” was performed. I have yet to attend a wedding reception, and or dinner party; whereby, someone didn’t hit the floor with the electric slide : ) , a dance that will never go out of style for the oldie goldies.
Cindy, I don’t know about the electric slide, but someone said that the President did the “Dougie”. I would have loved to seen that.
Herbie Hancock, Rachel Ray was also there.
oooohhhhh I love Herbie Hancock’s music.
‘If my invitation got lost in the mail, I am suing the Post Office.’
Since I didn’t get my invitation either, can you and I do a class action suit, Annieb?
When even 24×7 @gop henchman karl rover/turd blossom tells your minions are thugs, time to question your judgment on HR policy..@GovChristie— (@amk4obama) January 19, 2014
Good Morning TOD
Majiir, I am so sorry to read about the loss of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
A year ago I had the honor and privilege to meet many of my TOD family when you traveled from far and wide to the 2nd Inauguration of President Obama. http://theobamadiary.com/2013/01/20/a-message-from-donna-dem-tod-ers-meet-up-in-dc/
We must plan another event here in DC before January 2017.
On another note: Today my family celebrates Mr. Donna Dems 60th Birthday.
Have a great O’Day Everyone!!
Happy Birthday to Mr. Donna Dems.
Good morning donna dem 4 obama,
Happy Sunday to you and Happy 60th Birthday to your husband.
I hope that you all will have a wonderful day of celebration with good food, fantastic friends, and awesome family members.
Don’t forget to dance the night away….ENJOY!!!!
Happy b’day Mr donna dem.
btw, how come all the wimmin here just put a Mr in front of their names when naming their hubby units? Isn’t it supposed to be the other way around?
/ducks and runs.
Women rule amk for obama…women rule…. : )
‘ducks and runs.’
Drat! There’s not enough snow to make a good snowball! Or enough time to pack some slush around a pebble! DratdratDrat!
It took a black man to put women on equal footing with men…ITS ABOUT FUCKING TIME…thx BO http://t.co/IZDONkMazN— (@SassySis843) January 19, 2014
Hey @cnn – If you had any journalistic integrity left at all, you should be questioning the corrupt christie & cronies.— (@amk4obama) January 19, 2014
Sen. Patrick Leahy, Top Senate Democrat, Says He Won’t FIght Obama On NSA Reform
JESSIE PINKMAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good Morning Everybody.
The TJMS Honors First Lady Michelle Obama on Her Birthday! The Tom Joyner Morning Show celebrates the 50th birthday of First Lady Michelle Obama in this beautiful tribute which recognizes all of her contributions to the world with the “soundtrack of her life.” Audio –
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Rise and Shine.
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