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Early Bird Chat

On This Day: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, April 30, 2011

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MoooOOOooorning – Happy Wednesday!


153 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. 1 dannystix
    April 30, 2014 at 7:05 am

    furst1!

  2. April 30, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family. I hope all is well with everyone. Congrats Danny on being first this lovely Wednesday morning.

  3. 42 99ts
    April 30, 2014 at 7:21 am

    GM Chips and RanMan – gosh the early birds have been early the last couple of days – would it be the danny wanting to be up with the birds – or perhaps the change of season – starting to get chilly in my world

  4. 44 isonprize
    April 30, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Hope all is well with our TODer who are experience such horrible weather. Where I am it’s just unseasonably cold, but I hope that all can stay safe and dry!!

  5. 45 jackiegrumbacher
    April 30, 2014 at 7:29 am

    Speaking of eating trees, on Saturday, a very large brown bear literally ate the door in my sister’s attached studio (converted garage). He devoured the door, leaving it in shreds and attacked a covered plastic tub of dried corn, which he then ate plastic and all. She screamed in panic when she realized what happened, called Wildlife control, who told her she had permission to shoot the bear!!! As if….. Instead she had a steel door installed that day and the darn bear came back, tried to eat through steel and finally shuffled away. Ah wilderness!

  6. 51 JER
    April 30, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Happy Birthday JG. Good morning BFF and TOD.

  7. April 30, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Good morning TOD family. Happy birthday to @jackiegrumbacher! Hope I spelled that right. Lookin’ good! Woke 4:45 to tornado warning from phone here in Piedmont NC. Storm siren; then 5:30 am all clear. Storm moved northeasterly way, up I 85 toward VA. Thinking of neighbors in mobile homes, and first responders on alert. Take care TOD. You are all precious to me.

    • 54 Dudette
      April 30, 2014 at 8:35 am

      Yikes! Stay safe nancies. Thinking of you, your family and neighbors.

    • 55 jackiegrumbacher
      April 30, 2014 at 8:36 am

      Thx , Nancie. Glad you escaped the tornado, but our daughter, SIL and precious granddaughter are in Va, so this is scary news.

  8. 62 amk for obama
    April 30, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Iraq votes in its first parliamentary elections since the withdrawal of US troops three years ago, amid heavy security and continuing violence.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-27216235

  9. 63 Dudette
    April 30, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Good Mooooorning Family!

    Happy Birthday jackiegrumbacher! It’s a great day fot singing in the rain! Enjoy! :-)

  10. 69 globalcitizenlinda
    April 30, 2014 at 8:31 am

    • 70 jackiegrumbacher
      April 30, 2014 at 8:34 am

      Linda, I love this man and wish he would stay to January 2017. Can’t imagine a better AG.

  11. April 30, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Happppy Happpy Birthdayyyyy! Jackie

  12. 74 globalcitizenlinda
    April 30, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Happy Birthday Ms. Jackie Grumbacher !

    Hope you have so many more great ones;

  13. 76 hopefruit2
    April 30, 2014 at 8:51 am

  14. 77 Vicki
    April 30, 2014 at 8:53 am

    It probably has been reported late last night but just in case:
    The LA Clippers and their great Coach, Doc Rivers, pulled themselves together and won their game last night. Now they lead 3-2 in their series!!!!

    • 78 99ts
      April 30, 2014 at 9:07 am

      From the other side of the world I don’t follow the game – nor did I see the result – but that is SO good to hear Vicki – they had a great day yesterday on all sides.

  15. April 30, 2014 at 8:54 am

    love this pic of the First Couple

  16. April 30, 2014 at 9:10 am

    The picture of our First Couple is breathtaking. FLOTUS is especially gorgeous! TOD is an absolutely unique place in the Internet universe. It is the best place to come for news about POTUS. I really get a feeling for what he’s doing each day and the good news about him.

    This article supports ADP as being accurate in reporting employment numbers. Their reports support BLS figures.

  17. 82 sherijr
    April 30, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Happy Birthday JackieG I hope your day is spectacular!! Best wishes to you~

  18. 84 jackiegrumbacher
    April 30, 2014 at 9:13 am

  19. April 30, 2014 at 9:20 am

  20. 104 Ladyhawke
    April 30, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Donald Sterling, Cliven Bundy, And The Right-Wing Refrain That Racism Is Dead

    http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/04/29/donald-sterling-cliven-bundy-and-the-right-wing/199072

    • April 30, 2014 at 11:26 am

      I often wonder when i read these diatribes…who are they talking to…certainly not blk and brwn folks…so it must be geared to the whit e folks in America,…also I think that it is a way of controlling the conversation….of trying to muzzle anyone from speaking out against racism …esp the institutional variety..

  21. April 30, 2014 at 9:25 am

    • 108 Dudette
      April 30, 2014 at 9:52 am

      LOL! That is hilarious!

      Squirrel is like “GTFOH! Ain’t nobody got time for dat!”

      Chipmunk is like: “i told you not to mess with my cousin. He crazy!”

  22. April 30, 2014 at 9:26 am

    This was from yesterday so you might have this info already. I’ve been kind of erratic about keeping up and have to leave shortly. It’s wonderful news though and just what POTUS intended.

  23. 110 amk for obama
    April 30, 2014 at 9:27 am

  24. April 30, 2014 at 9:32 am

    • 117 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      April 30, 2014 at 9:42 am

      AAAAH YES….THEE POTHOLE DISASTER! YES FOLKS…HERE IN INDY AND REGARDLESS OF WHAT MIKE PENCE SAYS…WE HAVE POTHOLES HERE CONSIDERED TO BE LARGE ENUFF TO BE CLASSIFIED AS BASEMENT APARTMENTS! IT’S DISGUSTING! OF COURSE THEN WE HAVE MAYOR BALLARD…ANOTHER MISTAKE ON THE BALLOT…WHO CONTINUES TO ROB ALL GRANTS FOR WHATEVER HE AND HIS WIFE ENJOY PERSONALLY. THEN THERE IS ME…WITH A 14 YEAR OLD CAR…SUFFERING TIRES FROM THE HIGHWAY JUMP-A-THON AND SKIPPING CDS…BECAUSE I HIT ONE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF MY FAVORITE SONG…GO FIGURE!

      • 118 57andfemale
        April 30, 2014 at 10:39 am

        It’s awful in Chicago, too, and that’s Rahm Emanuel!

        People out of work, infrastructure crumbling – and for the first time in our history, GOP has blocked any and all infrastructure jobs bills. Despicable.

  25. 119 amk for obama
    April 30, 2014 at 9:37 am

  26. 120 amk for obama
    April 30, 2014 at 9:38 am

  27. 121 Dudette
    April 30, 2014 at 9:39 am

  28. 122 amk for obama
    April 30, 2014 at 9:40 am

  29. 124 Dudette
    April 30, 2014 at 9:43 am

  30. 125 amk for obama
    April 30, 2014 at 9:43 am

    My philosophy egg.sack.lee.

  31. April 30, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Gotta go. I’ll catch up with your good news later. Happy Birthday to Jackie, have a great day to all.

  32. 127 desertflower
    April 30, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Good morning everyone! Happy Birthday, jackiegrumbacher!!!!

  33. 138 99ts
    April 30, 2014 at 9:54 am

    For anyone who communicates with Jim Messina – can you tell him to stop tweeting that contraception is free under the ACA – NOTHING is FREE under health insurance – some items have co-pays – some do not – but NOTHING is free.

    Imani (ABL) is banging her head on wall

    https://twitter.com/AngryBlackLady

    • 139 desertflower
      April 30, 2014 at 9:59 am

      Saying that stuff is free, sends me over the deep end! YOU PAY FOR IT WITH YOUR PREMIUMS! It just doesn’t have a co pay…..they should just say that it’s paid through your premiums and leave it at that. I’m with Imani on this one!

  34. 141 desertflower
    April 30, 2014 at 9:57 am

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/30/us-usa-economy-employment-adp-idUSBREA3T0G920140430

    – U.S. private employers added 220,000 workers in April, the highest amount since November and above analysts’ expectations, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday.

    Gains in the prior month were revised higher, to 209,000 from 191,000. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast that the ADP National Employment Report would show a gain of 210,000 jobs in April.

    Obama’s fault:)

  35. 142 desertflower
    April 30, 2014 at 10:01 am

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/30/us-global-economy-confidence-nielsen-idUSBREA3T01C20140430

    U.S. consumer sentiment rose sharply in the first quarter as optimism about the economic outlook improved, according to a global survey which also showed rising confidence in debt-laden euro zone countries.

    Globally, consumer confidence returned to pre-financial crisis levels in the first three months of this year, at its highest since the first quarter of 2007, the survey by global information and insights company Nielsen showed on Wednesday.

    Improving job prospects are bolstering consumer sentiment. Nearly half of survey respondents globally, or 49 percent, expected the job market would be good or excellent in the upcoming year and positive perceptions about local job prospects over the next 12 months increased in the first quarter in every region except Latin America.

    Obama’s fault:)

  36. 143 desertflower
    April 30, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Maybe this guy needs more ridicule…maybe he’s senile and unfit to serve…

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/antonin-scalia-error-supreme-court-dissent-epa

    It’s not often that a Supreme Court justice makes a factual blunder in a formal opinion.

    Legal experts say Justice Antonin Scalia erred in his dissent in the 6-2 decision Tuesday to uphold the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate coal pollution that moves across state lines. The Reagan-appointed jurist argued that the majority’s decision was inconsistent with a unanimous 2001 ruling which he mistakenly said shot down EPA efforts to consider costs when setting regulations.

    “This is not the first time EPA has sought to convert the Clean Air Act into a mandate for cost-effective regulation. Whitman v. American Trucking Assns., Inc., 531 U. S. 457 (2001), confronted EPA’s contention that it could consider costs in setting [National Ambient Air Quality Standards],” Scalia wrote in his dissent, which was joined by Justice Clarence Thomas.

    The problem: the EPA’s position in the 2001 case was exactly the opposite. The agency was defending its refusal to consider cost as a counter-weight to health benefits when setting certain air quality standards. It was the trucking industry that wanted the EPA to factor in cost. The 9-0 ruling sided with the EPA. The author of the ruling that Scalia mischaracterized? Scalia himself.

    The conservative justice’s error was noted by University of California-Berkeley law professor Dan Farber, who called it “embarrassing” and a “cringeworthy blunder.”

  37. 145 anniebella
    April 30, 2014 at 10:15 am

    CBS this morning had a piece talking about some right wing group getting copy of some Benghazi emails through the freedom of information act.I might not have this all right, but maybe someone saw it beside me.

  38. 147 amk for obama
    April 30, 2014 at 10:20 am

  39. 148 Paulita
    April 30, 2014 at 10:23 am

    8-) JackieG! S’up girl. I see thru my new shades you’re up and dancing already… well Happy B’Day and rock steady, party hearty, and get down get down (aint it funky now).

    Trying out a new alter ego with the shades.

  40. 149 amk for obama
    April 30, 2014 at 10:24 am

  41. 150 JER
    April 30, 2014 at 10:25 am

    LIVE NOW: World War II Pows – Pow Medal Ceremony – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  42. 151 amk for obama
    April 30, 2014 at 10:25 am

    LOL.

  43. April 30, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Happy Birthday Jackie!!

    Urge all of you to watch the #UNSC meeting on Ukraine linked in this tweet …

    #TrustBarack


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