114 Responses to “Chat Away”


    • 9 MightyPamela
      January 21, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      Yo, and Yo! LL, Today is Richie Havens’ birthday (1941). I know he’ll be singing up a storm (no pun) on The Other Side but we could sing along, right?? (I suppose this is a hint, if you have time!) ;)

    • 12 0388jojothecat
      January 21, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      Tally & LL sitting in a tree…F.I.R.S.T on TOD!

      I can do poetry too just not as well as well as our resident poet. :) :) :)

  1. 14 jackiegrumbacher
    January 21, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Whoa! Mrs. O does these videos so well, I swear she’s talking to me. She just lights up like it’s so much fun to talk to us and she has so many more good things to share if only there were time. I’m sure she was born with the skill of making other people feel special, but she sure has polished and perfected it in these White House years. She was always smart and beautiful, but she has blossomed into darn near perfection before our eyes.

  2. January 21, 2014 at 2:37 pm

  3. 17 dotster3
    January 21, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    One dead, one suspect in custody in today’s shooting on Purdue U.’s campus.

  4. 20 Linda
    January 21, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Bill Gates supports legel marijuana but not an increase in the minimum wage ?

    • 21 jackiegrumbacher
      January 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      Oh, the irony–one of the world’s richest men does NOT support helping people to get a living wage.

  5. 22 Linda
    January 21, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    One man and two children were found dead at 7:15 a.m. today in an on-post residence, according to Fort Hood officials.

    All three were Army dependents, and it’s unclear what caused the deaths. Special Agents from U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating.

    There is “no further threat to the community,”according to a statement from Fort Hood released about 1 p.m.

    The names of the man and children have not been released. CID is not releasing any further information at this time.

    http://kdhnews.com/news/three-found-dead-at-fort-hood-home/article_e7e054de-82ce-11e3-9947-0019bb30f31a.html

  6. January 21, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Test. No post since 3:09. Let’s see if this works.

  7. 27 Linda
    January 21, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    NEWARK — Two people were killed and three others were injured when gunfire erupted in Newark’s Central Ward on Tuesday morning, prosecutors said.

    http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2014/01/several_shot_1_dead_near_newark_restaurant.html#incart_river_default

  8. 28 JER
    January 21, 2014 at 3:49 pm

  9. 33 JER
    January 21, 2014 at 3:57 pm

  10. 37 Dudette
    January 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Hi Everyone! Your resident DJ here poking my head in between bouts of drug-induced stupor to say THANK YOU for all your sweet prayers and lovely well-wishes! I’m overwhelmed by all the love from my TOD peeps! Y’all are simply the best! I’ve missed you madly!

    I’m on the mend and getting good care. Trying to be a good patient –though it’s totally against my nature!

    Hoping to be back in full force soon!
    Giant panda bear hugs to every one of you rascals!
    {{{{{{{{{{ Beloved TOD Family }}}}}}}}}}

  11. 77 57andfemale
    January 21, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    The POS Bob McDonnell and his wife have been INDICTED on corruption charges. Finding a link…….

  12. 80 MightyPamela
    January 21, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    From WH.gov

  13. 81 JER
    January 21, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Dudette: I heard that you are in the hospital. I hope they release you soon because we need you more than they do! Take care and get well soon.

  14. 85 donna dem 4 obama
    January 21, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    We’ve got two inches of snow on the ground here and the entire city is shutdown. I have to admit we are rather wimpy when it comes to snow.

    • 86 japa21
      January 21, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      2 freaking inches? Well, I understand that Atlanta closes schools and businesses if there is a forecast for flurries, so there are bigger wusses.

      • 87 donna dem 4 obama
        January 21, 2014 at 4:40 pm

        Nope we have them beat! The snow didn’t start until around 10:00 am. By 4:00 AM this morning they had already closed all the schools and the federal government before the first snow flake had fallen because of the forecast of snow. So they didn’t even wait for the flurries before we were in complete shutdown.

      • January 21, 2014 at 4:49 pm

        15 inches predicted in Philly.. :-(

    • January 21, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      Lived in Fairfax for 17 years. Know the routine only too well. Stay warm and safe.

    • 90 jackiegrumbacher
      January 21, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      Donna, how I remember those days and the horrible commutes home with crazy drivers freaking out at the snow. Right now, we are so inundated with snow and high winds, I am getting cabin fever even though it’s only been a day. The idea of “not being able to go out” is hard to take. Stay safe.

      • 91 jacquelineoboomer
        January 21, 2014 at 7:48 pm

        I know what you mean, jackieG. Since moving FROM FLORIDA to Illinois a few years ago, a couple of times I’ve gotten log cabin fever when it’s snowed. Get it? (I think I’m the only one who laughs at that log cabin fever part, here in the Land of Lincoln! I think I’m hysterical; nobody else seems to – Ha!)

    • 92 GGail
      January 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm

      2 inches???? Really DD???? LOL!!!!

      • 93 donna dem 4 obama
        January 21, 2014 at 4:36 pm

        GG it’s pathetic. It’s not so much the snow as its the drivers in the snow. We are HORRIBLE snow drivers. I could tell you some horror stories of it taking me 9 hours (NINE) to get home once in a snow storm that started after we got to work. We have the worse snow drivers in the world in the DC metro area. :lol:

        • 94 GGail
          January 21, 2014 at 4:48 pm

          You have my sympathies. I learned how to drive in a snow covered parking lot behind a supermarket in Detroit. My Dad was my instructor and we were in his beloved Chevy Station wagon and you bet not get a scratch on it!! Hahahaha! I can drive through ANY kind of weather :D

        • January 21, 2014 at 4:58 pm

          dd is telling the truth. My husband has some of those stories too. It’s CRAZY, totally and completely CRAZY. It’s both the drivers and the number of drivers/cars/buses, etc. Put all that together and it’s not pretty.

    • 96 lockewasright
      January 21, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      I am such a wimp about cold that I left Columbus, Ohio where I grew up and moved to the valley of the sun to get it out of my life.

      I may have to put on some socks and switch to long pants.

  15. 97 MightyPamela
    January 21, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    I have a question: when a US citizen turns 65, are they required by some law to register for and receive Medicare? I’m asking this question seriously, and yes I do know someone who is pissed off thinking the gubmint is now going to have more control over his life than God does. (I know, I know, but can anyone here shed some Light on this?)

    • 98 jackiegrumbacher
      January 21, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      MP, first of all the age these days, is 66. And no, I don’t think you’re required. My sister was working with a good health care plan until she was 71 and didn’t sign up until then.

      • 99 japa21
        January 21, 2014 at 4:28 pm

        For Medicare it is 65. A person can sign up for Part A, which is hospital insurance which comes at no cost. If you have other insurance through an employer, you can’t even sign up for Part B, for which there is a premium of $104/month. If you delay signing up for Part B when you are eligible to do so (65 or when you no longer are eligible for employer based health insurance) you can be penalized with a higher premium when you do sign up.

        • 100 MightyPamela
          January 21, 2014 at 4:46 pm

          Ty, japa. Not sure I can explain this to him, but might suggest he see if there’s an option to decline. He is self-employed, no idea what income bracket. People are odd, aren’t they? Oh well, I appreciate the feedback very much.

      • 101 MightyPamela
        January 21, 2014 at 4:43 pm

        Ty, jg.

  16. 103 JER
    January 21, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Just think what good POTUS would do with the money if he won…

  17. 105 Vicki
    January 21, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    What a day. Ezra leaves Wash Post.
    David Vitter wants to be Gov. of Louisianna.
    Bob “Gov. Ultrasound” is indicted.
    And POTUs is going to Rome.

  18. 108 Dudette
    January 21, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Catch y’all later! Love you!!!

    • January 21, 2014 at 4:41 pm

      {{{{{{{{DUDETTE!!}}}}}}}} Dudette, our girl!! Wow, are we ever glad to hear from you!

      Sending you molti good healing vibes and all kinds of TODville flowers and chocolates. PLEASE take good care and return as soon as you can. We miss you madly, deah!!

    • 110 donna dem 4 obama
      January 21, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      We love you back babe!!

  19. 111 zekke Lydonna
    January 21, 2014 at 4:38 pm

  20. 112 Nena20409
    January 21, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/rob-ford-video-jamaican

    Robert Bruce Ford……starting of 2014 with another Drunken video?


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