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Early Bird Chat

President Obama upon his arrival in Manila, the Philippines.

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MoooOOOooorning!


116 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. 9 JER
    April 28, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Good Morning BFF and TOD.

    • April 28, 2014 at 9:13 am

      Mooooooorning BFF!!!

    • 11 vcprezofan2
      April 28, 2014 at 9:18 am

      Morning BFF , er… JER! :)
      I got a glimpse from the last post that you’ve been busy. Dudette too. I thank you both, and will definitely take some time to go back and savour the pictoral delights.

      Have a terrific Monday!

  2. 12 GGAIL
    April 28, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.

    I can’t believe I am First! Its gonna be a great day :-)

  3. 14 vcprezofan2
    April 28, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Aha! There you are Ms Sticks! Very happy to seee you, I am! GoooOOoooD MoooOOooorrrrning!

    • 15 vcprezofan2
      April 28, 2014 at 9:11 am

      • 16 vcprezofan2
        April 28, 2014 at 9:13 am

        • 17 jackiegrumbacher
          April 28, 2014 at 9:23 am

          VC. I wish I understood the full implications of the sanctions on Russia and what that means in real life. Also, what is the EU doing? specifically Germany. Maybe all that will be revealed when Angela Merkel visits the WH on Friday.

          • 18 desertflower
            April 28, 2014 at 9:36 am

            Morning, jackie…morning TOD:) I read that all the other members of the G7 can impose their own sanctions individually as countries. I hope that all of them do just that, and that each one significantly pulls the noose tighter for Putin.

          • 19 vcprezofan2
            April 28, 2014 at 9:39 am

            Morning JackieG!

            I confess I don’t understand it all myself, but I have this personal wait and see, one-day-at-a-time attitude. Truthfully, I find a lot of this world stuff overwhelming, and often depressing, so (coward that I am mentally) I break it into small bites. The fact that President Obama, whom I trust implicitly, is involved makes it easier for me to do this without any apprehension. I know this approach wouldn’t work for everyone, but it’s the proven way for *me* to stop my mind from churning and worrying and tearing my hair out when there’s not much I can do. Indeed, even if I got the complete picture explained to me today, I suspect that it would be way over my head, so the step-by-step approach works well.

            {A very selfish answer, I know JG, but I’m being truthful.}

            • 20 jackiegrumbacher
              April 28, 2014 at 12:46 pm

              VC, that answer makes perfect sense to me. Mr. G always reminds me that if I can’t do anything about something, I need to stop worrying about it. Of course, I worry anyway.

              • 21 vcprezofan2
                April 28, 2014 at 12:56 pm

                {{{JackieG}}} Against my natural inclination (I hate all medicine – doctor had to show me the results from a 24 hour BP monitor machine) I already take BP pills so I try to tamp down on the worry genes. ;)

                Have a terrific, Monday!

  4. 22 Vicki
    April 28, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Good morning TOD. John Oliver’s new show on HBO was hysterical last night. It is a news show but not political, so much as talking about newscoverage in general. 1/2 hour live every Sunday at 11:00 and repeated throughout the week.

    In other news the bully thug Repub Congressman Michael Grimm was indicted this morning.
    And i cannot wait to hear what the NBA comes up with to eliminate Donald Sterling from our midst which is supposed to happen by Tuesday.

  5. 24 amk for obama
    April 28, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Go Man C.

  6. 28 africa
    April 28, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Happy Monday TODers.

    Congrats on 1st Gail!!

    Hiya Chips

  7. April 28, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Out of ‘lurkdom’ just to say when President Obama leaves office the whole world will cry.

    • 31 hopefruit2
      April 28, 2014 at 9:38 am

      You are 100% correct about that. I mean we ‘joke’ about this all the time, but it’s not even all that funny…

      • 32 jacquelineoboomer
        April 28, 2014 at 10:03 am

        ^^^ THIS.

        • 33 MightyPamela
          April 28, 2014 at 10:58 am

          We must savor every single moment, and not dwell on the future. That is what the Obamas would want us to do. Be in the present, it’s worth so much more!

          • 34 jacquelineoboomer
            April 28, 2014 at 11:56 am

            I keep trying to do that every day, and – luckily – we have daily reminders of what a brilliant present it is! #LightWork

      • 35 anniebella
        April 28, 2014 at 10:07 am

        I wish you guys wouldn’t talk about January 2017, after reading your comment I just thought of POTUS and FLOTUS walking out of the WH to Marnie 1 for the last time. And and wow…… :(

    • 38 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      April 28, 2014 at 10:04 am

      INDEED JOYBARBADOS..I DON’T EVEN WANT TO THINK ABOUT THAT DAY!

  8. 39 amk for obama
    April 28, 2014 at 9:34 am

  9. 43 amk for obama
    April 28, 2014 at 9:40 am

  10. 46 desertflower
    April 28, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Will TODAY be the 25 million day??? :) Holy Moly, Chips!!

  11. 54 africa
    April 28, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Greg Sargeant is continuing to shore up the GOP hypocrisy on Obamacare. We need to help him push that message.

  12. 56 africa
    April 28, 2014 at 9:57 am

  13. April 28, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Good morning TOD. Million thanks again for making it possible to see so much.

  14. 58 africa
    April 28, 2014 at 10:01 am

    • 59 jacquelineoboomer
      April 28, 2014 at 10:51 am

      I see Charles Gaba is adding exclamation points in his tweets – he can’t help himself! This is great news.

  15. 60 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    April 28, 2014 at 10:02 am

    ALMOST HOME MR. PRESIDENT!

  16. 61 anniebella
    April 28, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Those tornadoes were terrible. We had some in N.C Friday evening, but it wasn’t as bad. Thank God.

  17. 62 amk for obama
    April 28, 2014 at 10:12 am

  18. 64 africa
    April 28, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Dang, PBO is the hardest working president I’ve ever known.

  19. 66 sabreen60
    April 28, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Congrats Gail and Good Morning/afternoon/evening to all TODers. This site is so uplifting. See ya’ll later :)

  20. 67 mtmarilyn
    April 28, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Good morning TODville. Dudette, I listened to the President’s reply to Ed Henry. These msm think they can catch this President. They think they are smarter the the President and the President always outsmarts them. They are a bunch of losers.

  21. April 28, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Good morning TOD. Let’s continue to hold our President up in our prayers. He has soooo much on his plate as always.
    I really don’t know how he copes. Just watching him on this trip and all that he has to stay on top of…and he does
    such a GREAT job of being aware and in charge and classically elegant, I might add.

    Thank you Miss CHIPS and Nerdy Wonka for the fantastic wall to wall coverage of our PBO’s travels.

    Have a great Monday everyone.

    • 69 jacquelineoboomer
      April 28, 2014 at 10:49 am

      Right back atcha, Hope44! And I’ll add my thanks to Chips and Nerdy Wonka, for NEVER disappointing. Nevah evah.

  22. 73 africa
    April 28, 2014 at 10:37 am

  23. 74 africa
    April 28, 2014 at 10:39 am

  24. 76 Dudette
    April 28, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Did y’all see this yesterday? Woooooooot!

  25. 79 amk for obama
    April 28, 2014 at 10:44 am

  26. 80 africa
    April 28, 2014 at 10:50 am

    • 81 Nena20409
      April 28, 2014 at 11:50 am

      It is in his book…….My Dreams From My Father as add on when the book went into paper back. I read the paper back version in the Summer of 2008.

  27. 82 Dudette
    April 28, 2014 at 10:50 am

    • 83 jacquelineoboomer
      April 28, 2014 at 10:55 am

      The President’s personal charisma (not to mention all of his other many talents, which we all recognize) both precedes and follows him on all of his world travels.

      Thank you, Mr. President, for representing us so well (even though so many of your countrymen and women are too close-minded to realize what they are witnessing!).

  28. 84 Dudette
    April 28, 2014 at 10:52 am

  29. 87 Dudette
    April 28, 2014 at 10:53 am

    :-) :-) :-)

  30. 88 Dudette
    April 28, 2014 at 10:54 am

  31. 89 Dudette
    April 28, 2014 at 10:57 am

    • 90 mtmarilyn
      April 28, 2014 at 11:03 am

      Dudette, have you slept? Thanks for all the Philipino info. Especially love the President’s reply to Ed Henry. We have the smartest President ever.

  32. 92 amk for obama
    April 28, 2014 at 10:58 am

    from sotu to sofu.

  33. 93 Dudette
    April 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

  34. 94 JER
    April 28, 2014 at 11:04 am

  35. 99 Dudette
    April 28, 2014 at 11:08 am

    I missed this the other day

  36. 100 MightyPamela
    April 28, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Heads up: tonight New Moon: Sun/Moon conjunction occurs 2:14am, 4/29/14 EDT – (11:14pmPDT 4/28/14) at 8 Taurus 52. A good time to fly our President safely home.

  37. 102 Ladyhawke
    April 28, 2014 at 11:13 am

    LOLGOP ‏@LOLGOP 49m

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    SHOCKER: HEALTH CARE NOT A WINNING ISSUE FOR THE PARTY THAT KEEPS VOTING TO END MEDICARE AS WE KNOW IT http://thelolgop.com

  38. 104 Linda
    April 28, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Channel surfing yesterday I saw Dana Milbank on Fox News ” Media Buzz ” with Howard Kurtz talking about PBO’s ” Manhood ” Problem and David Brooks.

    While Brooks was talking about the middle east….on Fox they were discussing Russia and Ukraine.

    I had no idea those countries are considered The Middle East…..someone better let them know…

  39. 106 Dudette
    April 28, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Interesting tidbit from the South Korea leg of the trip

    Backstory:

    Obama returns ancient royal seals to South Korea

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2014/04/25/obama-south-korea-ancient-seals-park-geun-hye/8142319/

    Lost Artifacts May Return Home When Obama Visits Korea

    http://blogs.wsj.com/korearealtime/2014/04/15/lost-artifacts-may-return-home-when-obama-visits-korea/

  40. 109 amk for obama
    April 28, 2014 at 11:33 am

  41. 110 99ts
    April 28, 2014 at 11:34 am

    I cannot believe this media attacking their President while he is negotiating with SE Asian countries for trade, peace and friendship. They are unbelievable in attempting to generate hate and war – and bringing this up at a conference in the Phillipines is utterly despicable.

    Ed Henry should be given a canoe and a paddle and told to use that to get home.

  42. 113 amk for obama
    April 28, 2014 at 11:36 am


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