11:30 EST: President Obama delivers remarks on the economy, Safeway Distribution Center, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Helloooooo Chips! Hope your Mom is getting better everyday!
Hello Carol. Congrats on 1st!!
Thank you Donna. I was only going to check the weather and news today but the force of the Pop-up from TOD is strong.
Hello Carol Mae
Hello Vitivera! I feel guilty arriving at my first post of the day and getting first.
No guilt. Just hearty congrats
How did I get first when I don’t even know what’s going on? Cue song.
Is this live? Lucky me!
Good Morning TOD.
Our PBO is in my city today. Yah!!!!
Did You Know?
Gerald Lawson, an African-American self-taught engineer is the person to thank for that PlayStation, Wii or Xbox you, your friends and loved ones play on today. He is considered a pioneer in the video game world for creating the single cartridge-based gaming system.
His interest in computing led him in the 1970s to Silicon Valley’s Homebrew Computer Club, of which he was the only black member at the time. Though basic by today’s standards, Lawson’s work brought interchangeable video games into people’s homes with the invention of the Fairchild Channel F, the precursor to modern video game systems.
Thanks Donna for this interesting Black History. Many large and small stories to be told about Black ?History.
Sorry for the typo.
President Obama is such a transformational leader. Today’s announcement means the EPA and the Transportation Department have new marching orders to improve fuel efficiency for big trucks. This is terrific. He’s leaving the Republican Party in the dust fighting like toddlers.
He is a transformational leader in a good way. Not like the other one who was transformational in a bad way for thirty years.
Remember how we/you at TOD talked about Pete Souza taking photos of Reagan in his last five years? I thought this one told a story. . .
http://t.co/gY1dG7KCoy— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) February 18, 2014
That’s the King of Pop.
And they’re ignoring him and he’s trying to be nice by looking away. They were so self-absorbed in themselves.
Obama to tighten fuel efficiency standards for big trucks
BBL. Since you-know-who didn’t think to share his pizza, I have to go hunt for something to eat.
I’ve got one more iconic image from Pete Souza from his time in Reagan White House then I have to go. . .
You will recognize this one. He has a website at PeteSouza.com
http://t.co/5ZnIHQoDUh— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) February 18, 2014
Starr Andrews a 12yrs old Figure Skater……Wow.
The girl is Phenomenal.
Jay’s presser is scheduled for 1:00 pm ET.
I am neither an admirer of Rep King from NY nor ‘am I an admirer of sen Paul from KY……..however, I found this piece FUNNY
National security hawk Rep. Peter King (R-NY) thinks if Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) can be so critical of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, he should also take a clear stance on offering clemency to fugitive National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
“I say Rand Paul has an obligation to speak out now, if he’s going to be running for president while his father is saying a traitor should be given a clemency and he’s inheriting his father’s followers,” King said Monday in an appearance on Fox News. “Listen, if he can criticize Bill Clinton, or Hillary Clinton, for what Bill Clinton supposedly did, then I think Rand Paul has an obligation to speak about [what] Ron Paul, his father, is doing.”
Dropping by to say, “WHAT’S UP?” Everybody good?
GB!!!!! How are you doing?
Hey Chips! Doing okay.
Good to hear Warrior, just keep looking after yourself or you’ll get a naked Newt pic, you hear?
Naked Newt pic? I’ll do anything to avoid that! ACK! GAG!
Well then, you have been warned GB – if you don’t look after yourself, there’ll be one heading your way!
Hi GB and Chips,
Good to see you, GB, on this fine morning!
Chips, I sent you an email on Sunday, about 6 pm EST (just in time to catch you napping, no doubt, after spending the weekend with your Mom in the hospital ).
Hope you have a chance to take a look (it’s about tomorrow’s 5th anniversary). I’ll send you a DM straight away.
Oh Arapaho415, sooooo sorry, I haven’t checked the blog’s email for days, will do now! Thank you.
Cape Town pics on the way to the dinner. Just walking distance from my hotel.
Amk, what body of water is this? Where does it come from?
The place was apparently a swamp 15 years back. Some smart developer bought it, did some cleaning up and built a nice hotel, apartments, a swanky mall around the swamp. Beautiful buildings all around.
All taken with my cellphone. Ha. Take that, bt and pete souza.
Just lovely Amk. South Africa is on my “To Do” list. Great work with that cellphone.
Thanks amk. The pics are beautiful. But I’m more impressed with “place was apparently a swamp 15 years” – wow, it beacons one to “come and just chill”.
completely beautiful Amk.. anywhere with water is a happy place imo
Sherijr? I hope your day has got better?
Yes.. I took a wee nap am now eating.. couldn’t be happier, thank you Ms. Chips ~ YOU have a lovely day and give your dear Mama and Mr. Danny my best wishes.
Great to hear sherijr, although to be honest, your day could NOT have got any worse. Thank you for your good wishes, and look after that knee!
thank you, the knee is undamaged… was able to get the gate open and put the trash out- WITH the dead bird & the dead rat- Success! Am not gonna worry about the car until tomorrow.. walked to the store & got something for my tummy as I have run out of my prescription.. thus the old belly is feeling a wee better also. what more could I ask for lol !
Dead bird, dead rat, injured knee, injured car, sore tummy, it was just carnage at your home today, sherijr.
carnage is a wonderful description Chips ! well done, my dear, lol.
This should be put over your door:
You just don’t know how perfectly you’ve nailed my life at the moment ~
I’d visit to give you a hug sherijr, but I’d be afraid to enter your home.
lol.. I AM Afraid to enter my home some days Chips!
Pack up your things sherijr, come live with me!!!
so sorry, I’ve been on hold with the airlines whilst packing up me clothing, dog, 3 cats & 14 yr old son… WeAreOnOurWay Chips.. !! Yippee- Coming to Ireland
nope it is not April Fool’s Day.
Yikes sherijr, I hope I’m not in Murica when you’re in Ireland – we need to coordinate this!!!!
lol.. no fear Chips.. It’ll take me 20-30 years to save enough to visit Ireland.. but when you visit here, you have to let us know, seriously.
moar CT pics
Had my dinner alfresco watching this. Nice cool 20 deg C.
(a) I hate you.
(b) Can we all come visit?
(a) Your (sic) welcome
(b) Leaving this lovely place day after. So, NO.
Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.
This day is flying by… according to East Coast time.
I’m sticking to TOD Time GGail, I get way too confused by it all – 99ts and Amk are going to bed (not together) when VC’s getting up, and then VC’s having an afternoon nap when you and LL are saying good morning, and then 99ts and Amk wake up (not together) and VC’s saying goodnight and…… #Dizzy
Hahahaha – yes, it does get quite confusing. There are many people who are happy you inserted the disclaimer in your sentence! You keep me laughing Chips ♥
I was worried about 99ts suing me, GGail, so I was careful with my wording.
FTR and in the interest of accuracy – I do not do daytime naps, Chipsticks O’Cheesy. Frankly, I generally do enough nighttime napping to carry me through the day.
Ah, okay, I withdraw that smear VC.
Thank you kindly, Ms O’C. Much appreciated. Truth in advertising and all that – can’t have my napping honour impugned in the village.
AND keeping a side eye on you!
Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) will not seek reelection, the New York Times reports.
“From my point of view, Congress, even with its frustrations, is the greatest instrument for justice and human welfare in the world,” Holt told the Times. “The stories trying to puzzle out why someone would do something else are based on this rather narrow way of thinking that the only purpose for a member of Congress is to be re-elected. I’ve never viewed it that way, and I think everybody who’s worked with me knows that I think there are a lot of things that I can and should be doing.”
Holt, a “Jeopardy!” champion with a doctoral degree in physics, recently re-introduced a “Darwin Day” resolution on the House floor, advancing a proposal to designate British naturalist Charles Darwin’s Feb. 12 birthday as a day of recognition for “the importance of science in the betterment of humanity.”
Linda, we sure don’t need any more Democratic resignations. Does anyone know whether this is a Democratic district? Has Holt left time enough for someone to enter the race? Seems to me this is awfully late in the day to be making this announcement.
I am with you on this, Jackie. In a time when the GOP and Tea Party have accomplished nothing, why would Dems chance having it get any worse by quitting their position risking another GOP taking their spot?
That Joy person is pulling away.
We need more votes for meta!
It’s a fix Donna, Joyless even has a press agent! Grr.
Grrrr is right!
Some weird TODers reckoned I was being excessive when I suggested we blackmail Joyless, or something like that. Whatcha think?
It’s beginning to sound better and better. Can we get Robert Gibbs to leak something out about her food???!!!
You really do have a mean streak in you Chipsticks (I love it)!
We will win – whatever it takes!
I guess my mankini threat wasn’t enough.
Made me ill, LL.
We need to up the threat level, LL – Newt with his mankini removed?
STOP!!!!! You’ll be punishing the WRONG PEOPLE!!!!! (Oh the HORROR!!!!)
Oh, you know you want to see that image.
In the immortal words of Daryl Hall: I can’t go for that, nooooo, no can do.
But what about “She’s Gone”? #Joy
We must not descend to the level of ruffians. We’re better than that.
Spoilsport. Okay, I will try to find love in my heart for Joy. #ItWon’tBeEasyThough
I just liked the fact that I could use “ruffian” in a sentence. Another underutilized word.
As of 12:28 pm Los Angeles time, Meta has dropped to third. Some outfit called Welcome Home has claimed the top spot, with Joy the Baker (and her ritz crackers dipped in chocolate-eerk) is 4 points behind in second. Even Meta’s photos of her delectable desserts make your mouth water. Unlike the aforementioned Ritz crackers dipped in chocolate…..
#KeepMetaInTheTopFive!!! More votes!
Vote @pastrystudio for best 2014 Homies blog -> bit.ly/MsG2eQ becuz #MoltenChocolateCaramelCakes Hullo!!! http://t.co/V1RxmGzSeI— (@PurpleShoesLA) February 17, 2014
Love it! *That Joy person* – she’s taken on the faceless qualities of “the enemy”! I’m in.
night time Cape Town.
Nite Mister, gorgeous photos, I am seething with jealousy. Sleep well!
Still bragging, I see. Just like the west coasters. May thoughts of Chips and I follow you into your dreams! [How's that for a 'blessing', CC? ]
Vote #PastryStudio for @metaquest who's in the running 4 Best Sweets & Baking Blog contest. Plz vote 2 help her win.
thekitchn.com/nominate-for-y…— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) February 18, 2014
Dear Donna, just voted.
Now, I am going to try and make that delicious dessert.
If it is possible, can you please e-mail me a list of all of your Did You Know for Black History Month. I would like to share this with my class in Sunday School. Please feel free to get my e-mail from Ms. Chips if she is available.
Thank you so much. Due to killings of Trayvon and Michale, they are asking questions and along with the answers they need to be encouraged.
I’ll certainly get them to you.
Donna, if you have a list of them would you mind emailing them to me? They’d make a really great post.
I’m putting it together as I type this. I’ll have it to you in about 20ish….
You’re the best, thanks Donna.
Don’t worry, eat pizza !
Less than a week after a natural gas well caught fire and exploded in southwestern Pennsylvania, energy giant Chevron has come under fire after sending out an apology letter to local residents… with a voucher for a large pizza and two-liter drink. The accident left one worker injured and another is missing and presumed dead.
Chevron has not responded to requests for comment, but Philly.com confirmed with the pizza parlor listed on the vouchers that the company did distribute about 100 of them. (UPDATE: Chevron has confirmed that it sent out the certificates.)
Oh good gaaaaaaaaaaaawd.
That’s how they see the lives of their neighbours, fellow citizens – just worth a drink and a pizza. What’s that, a $15-20 outlay each?
One more example why oil companies don’t need subsidies at the expense of tax payers.
wow.. way to give a darn about human life. Someday folks are going to learn how little loyalty these oil companies have to anyone but their bottom dollar.
Black History Month at Dept of Interior. . .
One of the most historically significant and also largest stone fort in the U.S. Fort Monroe in #Virginia. http://t.co/R6kppzb055— US Dept of Interior (@Interior) February 18, 2014
Anyone seen Lib_L with my Worker-Bee badge? I had lunch, cooked supper, placed the freshly-made accompanying salad into the fridge, washed up utensils used, tidied the kitchen, and can now sit down and relax. Aaaahhhhhh…. I feel truly virtuous, not to mention proud!
Who does your research ? The Taliban has NEVER been listed as a terrorist group….why did you say the meme ” We don’t negotiate with terrorist ” ?
Here is the list….shame on you and TeaNN you misinform the public all day every day.
How come the Tea Bagger Party is not listed? Has it been de-listed recently?
“I said last week that I wasn’t going to review Jimmy Fallon’s first Tonight Show, and I’m still not, because 1) I’m on vacation, 2) it looks like he’s (rightly) aiming for a scaled-up version of the show he was already doing, and 3) reviewing a late-night show after the first episode is like reviewing a restaurant after checking your coat. But I was struck by one small, but in retrospect very important, thing that Fallon did starting out:
He introduced himself.
Not as in “Hi, I’m Jimmy Fallon, and I’m looking forward to this!” He very deliberately walked the audience through who he was, who his supporting stars were, and what kind of show he was going to do. He literally, at one point, pretty much explained how a late-night show works, down to the fact that a host comes out from behind a curtain and tells topical jokes.
At first blush, it seemed incredibly obvious. It may just have been incredibly brilliant.
Fired Up: President Obama arriving to speak at a distribution center for Safeway stores in Upper Marlboro today. http://t.co/GMQITG6Nnb— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) February 18, 2014
The distinguished President of the United States.
Noticed that the President and First Lady will be hosting a preview of Monuments Men. There was a real Monuments Man near the farm I grew up on. His story is here. . .
KELOLAND.com | Real Life Monuments Man: keloland.com/newsdetail.cfm…— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) February 18, 2014
And here. . .
KELOLAND.com Video keloland.com/videoarchive/#…— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) February 18, 2014
That is so cool, CarolMae. I can’t wait to see the movie.
I’m anxious to also. I heard it was good.
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, said that Republicans have a decent chance of winning the Senate majority in 2014.
“We’re faced with a grim reality that more money is being spent earlier in some of these hot races than we’ve ever seen,” he said in an interview with the New York Times published Monday. “We’re spending some, but we can’t keep up with them.”
Durbin also indicated that Republican senators allowed a vote on a clean debt limit hike to save face ahead of the 2014 elections.
“They seem to want to be on their best behavior in an election year,” he said about the cloture vote.
Durbin is always a Debbie Downer……..why can’t he just be positive . Good Grief
They have no faith in “We The People”..nor are they willing to do what PBO did…which is run a grass roots campaign….
hmmm..do you think that he is trying to use reverse psychology…
Even the Dems in Kansas are insane.
TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas lawmaker is proposing a bill that would allow teachers, caregivers and parents to spank children hard enough to leave marks.
Current Kansas law allows spanking that doesn’t leave marks. State Rep. Gail Finney, a Democrat from Wichita, says she wants to allow up to 10 strikes of the hand and that could leave redness and bruising. The bill also would allow parents to give permission to others to spank their children.
It would continue to ban hitting a child with fists, in the head or body, or with a belt or switch.
Finney says she wants to restore parental rights and improve discipline.
KCTV reports (http://bit.ly/1nKbCjQ ) Rep. John Rubin, chairman of the House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee, says he isn’t sure the committee will consider the bill.
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