129 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

  1. 31 Nena20409
    February 26, 2014 at 11:16 am

    GOOD Morning TOD :!:

    ♥ ♥ ♥

  2. 32 GGail
    February 26, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Oh hot dayum!!!!

    I’m ROFLMAO!!!!!

    What a GREAT DAY :lol:

  3. 33 Nena20409
    February 26, 2014 at 11:17 am

    GGail Allison and Moi :?:

    Golden :?:

    Yes :!:

  4. 34 GGail
    February 26, 2014 at 11:18 am

    My birthday gift from NW – you sooooo sweet! Thank you :wink:

  5. February 26, 2014 at 11:20 am

    A compleeeeeeeeetely awesome round-up Nerdy, a blissful variety of news – thank you soooooooo much legend!!

  6. 49 JER
    February 26, 2014 at 11:20 am

    LIVE NOW: Awaiting President Obama’s departure for Minnesota – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  7. 53 GGail
    February 26, 2014 at 11:25 am

    President Obama sure has been busy over the years on February 26, hmmmmmmm?

    And I see beautiful FLOTUS in the dress that will hang in the Smithsonian.

    Great R&S NW!

  8. 59 99ts
    February 26, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Thank you NW – great R&S as ususal – the full picture of FLOTUS’s dress was posted yesterday – on display I think?

  9. 61 Nerdy Wonka
    February 26, 2014 at 11:27 am

  10. February 26, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Good morning, TODvlle. I’m thrilled because it just started RAINING here and it’s expected to continue off and on for a couple of days. Weeeeee!

    Sincere THANKS to all who’ve voted for Pastry Studio in the Homies Award competition. Joy has basically left everybody else in the dust and I’m about to drop to third place, but voting is still open until midnight tonight EST or 9pm Pacific. PLEASE vote!



  11. 71 Judith Fardig
    February 26, 2014 at 11:32 am

    There are so many delicious photos posted on TOD that I can’t keep up. Love our POTUS and FLOTUS from any angle!

  12. 72 amk for obama
    February 26, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Rules of engagement/marriage

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  13. 75 Nerdy Wonka
    February 26, 2014 at 11:37 am

    LISTEN UP TOD: It’s down to the wire. If you have not voted for Meta’s Pastry Studio, do so NOW. Voting ends at Midnight EST. Get everyone you know to vote. This is the last chance. Meta needs our help, so spread the word and get your people to vote.

    Vote! Vote! Vote! :D


    • February 26, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      YEAH! Listen to our fearless Nerdy Wonka!

      Think chocolate.
      Think vanilla.
      Think apples, berries, peaches and cherries.
      Think cookies.
      Think PIE.
      And biscuits.

      Now VOTE!!

  14. 77 Nena20409
    February 26, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Today at the Vatican. Pope Francis meets Mini-Me
    The 18 month old was handed over to the Pope and it didn’t go too well, I suppose.

    • 78 MightyPamela
      February 26, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      Pontifex is apparently lacking some of the magnetic charm the young find so accessible in PBO and HHDL!

  15. 79 symmetry11
    February 26, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Happy Birthday GGail!

  16. 81 Nerdy Wonka
    February 26, 2014 at 11:43 am

  17. 83 amk for obama
    February 26, 2014 at 11:48 am

    LL or bt after a binge night? Vote.

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  18. 97 99ts
    February 26, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Looks like the President driving to the plane – arriving now


  19. 102 Nerdy Wonka
    February 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm

  20. February 26, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Happy Birthday GGail and congrats on first. I just had to post a song. . .

  21. 112 JER
    February 26, 2014 at 12:05 pm

  22. 113 Nena20409
    February 26, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    AZ was last to implement Medicare. They were last for the MLK National Holiday. They had the Wicked Immigration laws passed. Now they want to legally discriminate against the LGBTQ community?

    What about if many in AZ who obviously are not in support of all these backward behavior were to start denying services to Fundamentalists or to start asking for ID to separate the Extreme Christians, would that be Okay?

    Why would a state like AZ continue to be as bat poop as possible legislatively? I have never been to AZ and I see no reason to in the future.

    Barry Goldwater predicted this behavior. The threat to the GOP is the rise and power of the Christian Fundamentalists.

    • 114 0388jojothecat
      February 26, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Correct me DF if I am wrong but AZ has a lot of elderly snowbirds that decide to live permanately there. There are a bunch of old fearful old people. They’re a fraud of brown people and anyone not white. The politicians run on these fears of “those” people are out to get you. AZ is not the bible belt so I don’t think this is going to work in AZ like the south or where its more religious.

  23. 117 jacquelineoboomer
    February 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Mornin’, Chips – Yardarm asked me to let y’all know he’ll be in super lurking mode for a few days. He has appointments, here and there, and his extended family has lost a couple of its older and younger members this week. I’m sure he knows he’s in our thoughts and prayers, while he goes ashore for a bit!

  24. 121 Nerdy Wonka
    February 26, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    For all you who love Pharrell (pretty much the entire world), he released a new album today called ‘G I R L’ and from the first song, it will have you moving. If you want to listen to the entire album and be ‘Happy’ then here is a free stream of the entire album.


  25. 122 japa21
    February 26, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Let me join in the happy birthday wishes for GGail. May there be many more, but if you keep eating those cupcakes Chips bakes for you that may not happen.

    I do fully expect Brewer to veto the AZ law, mainly due to the pressure from businesses. Wrong reason!!!

    • 123 GGail
      February 26, 2014 at 12:33 pm

      Japa – thanks for the b’day wishes. You did notice that I specifically requested cupcakes from POTUS.
      I remember the early years when she baked those cakes for me – OH MAN!!!!

    • 124 japa21
      February 26, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      Let me try that again

      Of course now it will probably show up twice

  26. 125 JER
    February 26, 2014 at 12:34 pm

  27. 126 Linda
    February 26, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    GOP’s Obsession With IRS Has Cost Taxpayers At Least $14 Million

    In response to a request by Reps. Sander Levin (D-MI) and Elijah Cummings (D-MD), top Democrats on House Ways and Means and Oversight committees, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said that 255 agency employees have spent some 97,542 hours responding to nine months of inquiries and 15 congressional hearings.


  28. 128 Linda
    February 26, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    On Wednesday — two years to the day after George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin — Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) placed a hold on President Barack Obama’s nominee for Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, over Murthy’s view that gun violence represents a significant public health threat.


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