Completely Random Old Pic: Senate election night, 2004
MoooOOOooorning Early Birds – Happy Thursday!
Good Morning :-)
Moooooooorning Libra, moooooorning Early Birds – if you ever wake up.
President Obama on Steve Harvey radio show right now talking about ACA :-)
gm libra enjoy your day
Good morning 99ts have a good day!
Thank you for the link Libra!
I haven’t been to sleep yet
:lol: I have considered calling these posts ‘Early Bird Chat – Or Night Owl Chat If You’re 99ts Or Amk’, but that would be quite long. Gooooood evening 99ts!
Bit of a mouthful – amk & I are tuff – we can cope :) have a wonderful day Ms Chips
Hoi !!!! It’s not even not 3 pm in my part, scratch that, in my current part of the world.
OK Early bird chat, night owl chat for 99, or early cocktail time for amk
:lol: I cannot keep up with your movements Amk, you’re all over the place. Literally, I mean.
Good Morning TOD!!!
GM donna – does that mean you are snowed in and not going out?
That means the entire Washington, DC metropolitan area is closed. Nothing is moving outside. My office and everyone else’s is closed today.
I get to play on TOD all day :)
Looking at South Carolina & Atlanta last week – that seems a smart move – enjoy your day on TOD.
GM, GrandmaDD! I’m tempted to say ‘Lucky you’ while grumbling ‘Why didn’t I get a snow day?’, but I won’t. ;) ;) I have to go in for work today (this worksite opens later than my usual ones, which means I’ll be late coming back) and the roads are perfectly fine even if the landscape is white, and brown, as far as the eye can see. ENJOY *your* TOD day, DD! :grin:
Hope you guys get more snow than ice…which was the biggest issue for us this time around. Even so, stay safe and warm.
We got a foot of snow overnight and now we are getting freezing rain. I think the freezing rain is really the reason why everything is shutdown. No one can maneuver through that stuff.
“No one can maneuver through that stuff.” But there are always those who try to prove otherwise. We can only hope that their recklessness does not put others — especially first responders — in harms way.
That sounds like Oregon last week. Those working in my area and in school here went home after a half day of work with snow building up and coming down hard on Thursday. A day off from school and work on both Friday and Monday after days of snow and freezing rain. That was followed by hard rain and wind and snow gone with things back to normal on this last Tuesday.
Donna, the good news about that for our family is that our daughter gets to stay home and play with our little grandbaby all day today. That makes for one ecstatic little 16 month old toddler.
We’ve learned our lessons from the past so now we are quick to shut it down. I am thrilled for your grand baby to have mommy home with her today. I get to keep the twins tomorrow night. I cannot wait!!!
Good morning Donna. That is good news for you, no so good news for me. Our Washington office is our main office that handles conflicts checks, docketing, new billing numbers, and computer problems. It would be great if we could shut down for the day, but won’t happen.
Sorry about that JB but the good thing is that when you get to work you can play on TOD since you won’t have much to do today. ;)
I’m working from home today as well. But I also will be playing from home. :) Happy Snow Day donna!
Enjoy every day of it as long as you have food, heat, and family!
“The Colbert Report may never be the same now that sitting next to the First Lady at the White House state dinner has gone to Stephen’s head. ” :) :)
He loved the dinner!
:lol: Too funny.!
Good Morning (Evening) 99ts. Hope you enjoyed your day!
gm swbluega – I had an enjoyable day – did as little as possible :) Still somewhat hot – but not sure I should mention that to people having snow days!
He was cute and funny talking about his state din experience—–how his seating assignment next to the First Lady at Table 19 (a good one, he said) meant that he was now the new First Lady of France.
I adooooooooooooooooore him, thank you 99ts!!
I love Colbert!
Stephen was hilarious last night. He loves The First Couple and his comments on FLOTUS’ Carolina Herrera dress, just the fact that Stephen Colbert was reporting on the First Lady’s dress cracked me up.
NYC buried under howling snow and wind. Will this winter never end?
LOL! Stephen Colbert is a national treasure! :-D :-D :-D
Just like yerself, Duuuuuuuuudette!
Good Thursday Morning Chipsticks…TOD Early Birds! Congrats on first libra800!
I’ve been enjoying the pictures and videos from the French President’s visit as well as keeping up with the important things.
I’ve been staying out of the icy/freezing rain. I’m definitely glad that people were not stranded on the roads this time…at least not here in Georgia. But I understand the winter storm is now moving up the east coast so I hope that everyone affected stays safe and warm.
Everyone have a wonderful day!
morning Ms. Chips!
have a great day!
had to dig out my snowed-in car but this makes me feel grateful I am not in this big of mess!
@SherreaHZ Pic Of The Day! http://t.co/JNYnrwMijL— Smiley (@smileyt22) February 13, 2014
Foot in mouth disease – in so many different ways – Rand Paul accused of Plagiarizing – again
He can’t help himself. He’s just not all that bright.
Billionaire Chuck Feeney gave away more than 99% of his $6.3 billion to help underprivileged kids go to college – He's now worth $2 million— (@UberFacts) February 13, 2014
He seems to be operating under the mindset, “You can’t take it with you.” Whatever his reason, it is a breath of fresh air that he is being unselfish in sharing his wealth with those in need; giving hope and opportunity to young people for a better future.
Sounds like a man with a heart and a purpose. I don’t remember ever hearing this name before, so I went to ‘the Google’.
“Feeney, an Irish-American with dual citizenship, was born in New Jersey during the Great Depression and came from a modest background of blue collar Irish-American parents in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA. His ancestry traces to County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland. He served as a U.S. Air Force radio operator during the Korean War, and began his career selling duty-free liquor to US Naval personnel at Mediterranean ports in the 1950s.
He graduated from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. In 2010 he received the Cornell Icon of Industry Award.
In 2012, in an historic event, all the universities of Ireland, North and South, jointly conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Laws on Feeney. During the year, he also received the Republic of Ireland’s Presidential Distinguished Service Award for Irish Abroad, and the UCSF Medal for outstanding personal contributions to the University of California, San Francisco’s health science mission.
Feeney has four daughters and one son. He married twice. His first wife, named Danielle, is French. His second wife is named Helga.
Known for his frugality, Feeney flies coach class, owns neither a home nor a car, and wears a $15 watch
I did the same thing VC. I found this article interesting:
“Chuck Feeney: The Billionaire Who Is Trying To Go Broke”
Chuck Feeney is the James Bond of philanthropy. Over the last 30 years he’s crisscrossed the globe conducting a clandestine operation to give away a $7.5 billion fortune derived from hawking cognac, perfume and cigarettes in his empire of duty-free shops. His foundation, the Atlantic Philanthropies, has funneled $6.2 billion into education, science, health care, aging and civil rights in the U.S., Australia, Vietnam, Bermuda, South Africa and Ireland.
Feeney embarked on this mission in 1984, in the middle of a decade marked by wealth creation–and conspicuous consumption–when he slyly transferred his entire 38.75% ownership stake in Duty Free Shoppers to what became the Atlantic Philanthropies…What Feeney does is give big money to big problems–whether bringing peace to Northern Ireland, modernizing Vietnam’s health care system or seeding $350 million to turn New York’s long-neglected Roosevelt Island into a technology hub. He’s not waiting to grant gifts after he’s gone nor to set up a legacy fund that annually tosses pennies at a $10 problem. He hunts for causes where he can have dramatic impact and goes all-in.
Two million is plenty to live on and now he has done so much with his money he can rest in the assurance that thousands of kids will live a better life because of him. Would that he could set an example for the pampered rich who spend their $$ on yachts, jets and jewels while others go hungry.
Second that, Jackie!
This man is the opposite of the Koch brothers. http://t.co/4P3jM1of5b— Sherrea Hernandez (@SherreaHZ) February 11, 2014
Happy to see there are rich people like this guy in the world. I’ve had it up to here with people like the Koch brothers and other billionaires complaining because they feel they are being pick on and mistreated.
Pretty sure this man sleeps well at night! Bless him, and bless him.
GooOooD Dddday, TODobots!
GooOOOood MooOOOoorrrnnning Chips Chica and the Dan-man!
Have a TERRIFIC THURSDAY, TODobots – wherever you are!!!
You’ve made my day, CC! Now I can go get ready with a smile on my face. Hope you have many smiles on yours today! :grin:
stewart on ‘murkan media.
Well defines the US media
he says….you (meaning the media) are blocking all the light!
Congrats on 1st Libra.
Happy Thursday, TODers.
President Obama speaks to Steve Harvey about #Obamacare
youtube.com/watch?v=BApudg…— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) February 13, 2014
Obamacare is here to Stay.
Lots Of Good News for Obamacare — Enrollment Beats Expectations, Millenial Increase, Decrease In Uninsured s.shr.lc/1g147lB #aca #p2— Team Barack Obama (@TeamBarackObama) February 13, 2014
Yip hip hooray!
Hi Chips and all. We are totally socked in today and there is snow everywhere and falling fast. Everything in the area is closed, highways are pretty impassable and it looks as if it’s going to be this way for the rest of the day and evening. I wanted to try to walk anyway just to get air and exercise, but that’s looking more dubious by the minute. Hope everyone else who’s forced to stay in has heat, food and water and stays safe. Someday if we’re very good it might actually get warmer and we’ll be able to see grass again. One can but hope.
Morning Jackie, oh heck, what nightmarish weather. Keep safe.
Good morning Jackie. Sorry to hear all the weather woes. Although we are comfortable here in Arizona, the payback will be a drought and wild fires down the road. Stay safe and warm.
Good morning everyone:) So sorry to hear all the weather related issues that everyone is having. Been there, done that….that’s why I moved to warmer clim….I’d had more than enough snow, ice, freezing rain to last a lifetime. Be careful out there. Don’t go anywhere if you don’t absolutely have to….rather than think of it as a pain in the neck, I hope you can think of it as nature’s way of telling you to take a breath and slow down to enjoy….read a book, sip some tea…watch the birds…play with the pets….anything that puts a smile on your face. You can be HERE all day, which is something that most of us don’t get to do during the week:) That’s awesome!
In the meantime, you can close your eyes and imagine 83 degrees, sunny……and people here are bitching about that! Yes…it’s true. TOO HOT FOR WINTER…..I WANT IT TO BE COLDER…..IF IT’S THIS HOT NOW, WHAT’S SUMMER GOING TO BE LIKE?……WWWAAAAAAAA!!!! I find it absolutely perfect. Cool mornings, warm days. Just like I like it. There’s always a complainer in the group, though…that’s just the way it is. Door’s open at my house….
Good morning DF. I can confirm what you are saying. I have only used my heat one week throughout this whole winter and on the weekend I have the air on in my car.
Morning, Jackie! I had the air on in the car the other day too! February…really? I find this weather PERFECT and wish it would stay like this all year long. Even in the 90′s is good….but these 80′s are bliss for me. I just love it. Hope all is well…you know, we really should meet up:) Just sayin’….
We definitely need to meet up. Where does the time go?
:) I don’t know…life just gets in the way sometimes.
4 people shot at the “Safe and Sound Senior Citizens Social Club” last night in Gary, In. Robbery attempt. Wouldn’t think the Sr. Citizens Social Club would be a prime target for robbery—–but—must have been convenient and— have gun, might as well use it.
Doesn’t sound like my understanding of a snr citizens club – ages 46-76 – raided previously for serving liquor without a license. They probably need to change their name. The gunman was young – someone shot him as well.
Dotster, I hope those shot are going to recover. There is no “safe” place anymore and we’ve long since reach a crisis point that must be reversed.
JUST IN: @VP Biden's address today to the House Dem Retreat in Cambridge, MD has been cancelled due to the snow storm— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorpNBC) February 13, 2014
Are the House Dems even having that retreat for Christ’s sake?!?!?
Today President Obama begins his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative to focus on Black and Brown youth who have been disproportionately left out of educational and employment opportunities. Now it’s time to put up or shut to all those fake leaders in the black community of which I’m a part of to show their hand. All I’ve heard for the last 5 years was that President Obama hasn’t done anything for the black community, but those critics never bring up Obamacare, the black farmers, the Pell Grant revamp, etc etc. Now it’s time to walk the walk.
Hi Don, the ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ event had to be postponed today because of the weather, not sure yet when it will be rescheduled.
Right on! Right on… i made a similar comment when i heard of this initiative…but the sad thing is that some members of the CBC have become JADED…in the early days…they were on the front lines of their communities…some being activists before they were legislators…
i think of the Moral Monday Marchers….and i think back to 20 years ago …how there was alot of activism in our communities…we have gotten older but for many of us we did not groom folks to take our place on front lines….
but i have hope that thru the OFA…the struggle around voting rights, civil rights, etc…that a new generation will take their place on those same front lines…because our struggle for justice and equality is what will help to move our Country ..FORWARD>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Amen Don! President Obama has done loads for Black Americans. As a Black woman, I’ve never understood the criticisms from the “Professor West” types.
Gas pipeline rupture and explosion in Ky. (near the Corvette museum where a sinkhole swallowed 8 cars yesterday) Homes and cars destroyed by the fire, one person sent to hospital. And—-the pipeline provided some of the fuel to heat millions of homes and businesses in the winter storm damaged northeast.
OMG. Every day a pipeline of some sort leaks or explodes, or waste chemicals from mining leak into our water. What will it take to wake the country up?
When how many states have large polluted areas and no clean water?
Gee…INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING SURE WOULD BE NICE!! Think they’ll get half a clue? I say, no. They really don’t have any critical thinking skills…
Hollah!!! The president keeps saying it, but the fools won’t listen.
Oh my, the misfortunes and “accidents” never end. We have a gas heated home (as do many others) and if that were disrupted we would have no source of heat. I hope the damage is repaired very, very quickly.
Ari Melber is the guest on Washington Journal……he is talking about minimum wage
Bella enjoyed her first @GovernorOMalley concert #RingOfFire http://t.co/dT0Z9tXwiZ— (@sfpelosi) February 13, 2014
Is Bella this same baby???
Yes! My how she’s grown, Dotster!!
over 4 years ago – as I am discovering – grandbabes do grow rather quickly :)
#BlackHistoryMonth http://t.co/wyxO6whFEd— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) February 13, 2014
Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.
Because of our weather, gas prices are rising to 4.00 a gal. At least that’s the excuse we’ve been given. Increases normally don’t occur till Spring!
Off to work…
For those of you who are looking for a nice place to go on vacation but aren’t quite sure where to go – here’s your answer!!! Don’t delay. :)
Good morning #Brooklyn. http://t.co/6IMJVEHdYR— Aaron Absent (@aaronabsent) February 13, 2014
I’m glad we don’t do snow – I don’t even own an overcoat.
Lucky you 99ts!
There were times where I could say the same. Not anymore. Now I even wish I could take my blankie with me on the train. Just too be safely warm.
So unfortunate for you weather-deprived souls. It builds character, dontcha know. We flinty folk endure the worst, so we can cultivate and appreciate the best that life has to offer :-D
For a moment, I thought that was Siberia.
Good Morning TODVille! Happy Thursday! Happy snow day? Well, I could do without the snow now and for many years to come. It has just been too much snow love from Mother Nature.
HF, I would welcome this amount of snow. Brooklyn seems really appealing this am.
ha, that’s how it looks outside my door too.. in Brooklyn Park (Baltimore) MD :) Like a big slushy snowcone out there.
Cannot stay awake – g’nite all – stay warm and safe y’all
Nite 99ts, sleep well!
Mayor Bill deBlasio’s going to introduce a municipal ID card so that undocumented residents can come out of the shadows, at least a little bit.
A City ID will give people the right to file police reports, enter municipal buildings, sign leases, use libraries, etc. All good.
This morning it is being reported that the Mayor would like many New Yorkers to get these ID cards even if we don’t need them so that the ID’s won’t become a scarlet letter. If all many people use these new IDs, then the ID won’t be liable to be used as a targeting mechanism.
Sign me up!!! In NYC these days you need to present ID just to enter buildings and i will keep my drivers license in my wallet and use the new ID in a spirit of welcome and solidarity. I’d bet that the 73% that elected Mayor deB will do the same.
Vicki, what a great idea and what a thoughtful and empathetic man DeBlasio is. New Yorkers really lucked out when they voted him in as mayor. I wish we all could do the same.
wow I am loving Mayor DeBlasio.. lucky you Vicki to be a part of this.. if I lived there I’d join you in that solidarity.
2014 2014 2014
Whole town has now had to be evacuated near the pipeline explosion in Ky. What was interesting—–and unfortunate positioning—–was the Trans Canada ad right next to this news on the Louisville Courier website, declaring “PIPELINES WORK!”——re. the Keystone Pipeline. (hmmmmmm—–guess not)
The White House this morning – brrrrrrrrrrrr. http://t.co/NqmB0Iks7Z— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) February 13, 2014
:) N.C. teachers announce their school’s closing with their rendition of Ice Ice Baby
LOL – how creative!
My sons tells me “Rap” is a lifestyle.
Some live it. Some try to live it. Some emulates everything Blacks do just because they can.
They also have an option . They can always go back to their comfort zones.
I did not understand that until I reflected back on how I felt growing up and “hippies” back then cleaned themselves up and got back in mainstream America. No questions asked……only their own conscious when the high was over.
Which brings me to this question:
Since they are never satisfied, always whining are the Liberals, Emoprogs confused Repubs who are still trying to get high?
Scary thought, right?
White House press briefing canceled due to inclement weather – @NBCNews— Breaking Politics (@breakingpol) February 13, 2014
Good. Jay Carney can stay under the covers all day and let the Jackals spew their nonsense elsewhere….
Unlikely he’ll be under the covers but nice that he’ll have a jackal-free day. :-)
@TheObamaDiary What's that white slushy stuff? The House GOP?— (@GoBrooklyn) February 13, 2014
Love GOB’s new avatar! Perfect.
These are some photos from NC where motorists are not handling the snow well.
To all TODvillians who are in the South and East and dealing with Mother Nature’s fury. Take care, be warm, and don’t take any unnecessary risks.
Want to nerd up for @BarackObama's visit to #Mexico next week? We got a lot analysis, data, charts here: ndn.org/blog/2014/02/u…— Simon Rosenberg (@SimonWDC) February 13, 2014
BTW, let us also think of those in Eurpoe, particularly Great Britain, who are on th receiving end of some brutal weather as well.
@SpeakerBoehner http://t.co/VPUbhjA9sw— (@amk4obama) February 13, 2014
Oh, thank you for this. It made my morning (blanketed with snow)!
Good Thursday morning & Happy snow day TOD world :)
O'care maneuver http://t.co/mAYA2WQPLt— (@amk4obama) February 13, 2014
standing their ground.
victims of gun nut #murderers. http://t.co/ef9fguUWJS— (@amk4obama) February 13, 2014
AMK, on a roll this morning…
And it’s not even my cocktail time yet.
Ok. Now it is.
Stand your ground is English for firing nine shots at a car with unarmed black kids and then go home and order a pizza. #JordanDavis— John (@linnyitssn) February 12, 2014
Loving your tweets…
@nfl hall of famers.
#pathetic http://t.co/qxvsehVqsE— (@amk4obama) February 13, 2014
Rise and Shine.
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