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Early Bird Chat

Complete Randomness: President Obama lets a little boy listen to his heartbeat with a stethoscope during a classroom visit at Powell Elementary School in Washington, D.C., March 4, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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MoooOOOooorning – Happy Sunday!


111 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. 1 99ts
    June 1, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Good Morning Ms Chips et al

    • June 1, 2014 at 7:50 am

      Good evening 99ts!!

      • 3 99ts
        June 1, 2014 at 7:52 am

        There I was thinking you had posted and run – I just finished the evening chores & popped in to see the news – and a new thread appeared – the small pleasures of life :)

        Have a great Sunday. Celebrate PBO – again.

        • June 1, 2014 at 7:55 am

          I have an either or choice this morning 99ts – (1) Sort out the mountain of washing I did the last couple of days, or (2) sit here and chat idly.

          (2) it is then :-)

          • 5 99ts
            June 1, 2014 at 8:09 am

            Chatting is good – DON’T watch the Sunday hate shows. I’ll see if I can find the good news
            1. Andrea Mitchell is still being hammered – not a murmur since that tweet
            2. Everything the GOP says against Sgt Bergdahl will lose them votes in November – I’m now wondering how Idaho may vote

          • 6 amk for obama
            June 1, 2014 at 8:18 am

            (3) Change the friggin’ background to white. *****************

          • June 1, 2014 at 8:34 am

            Ms. Chips, why can’t you and Danny do both? Multitasking anyone?!

            • 10 dotster3
              June 1, 2014 at 8:44 am

              My daughter reports that my (fairly) new grandbabe LOVES “laundry time”. As she takes each item out of the dryer, she announces it—-“mommy’s tshirt”—–“daddy’s underwear” etc. and waves it over her like a fresh laundry fan and tickles her face and hands. Baby thinks this is the most hilarious thing of all time. So multi-tasking complete—–laundry done, baby joyfully entertained.

  2. 12 99ts
    June 1, 2014 at 7:50 am

    I just love that the President can overtake all and any noise that the media and the GOP are making with the completely unexpected good news of the day – and he just keeps doing it!

  3. 19 Jovie
    June 1, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Turn down for what?

    Good morning!

    I wonder what the political shows will say today about prisoner swap? The right is literally livid. To me, this is interesting!

  4. 20 Jovie
    June 1, 2014 at 8:04 am

    I am pretty sure those spec forces Were Green Berets with support from Rangers. 18 Soldiers were involved and Knoller got terminology wrong. It’s not SF for Army spec forces, it’s FF!

  5. June 1, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Good Morning TOD.
    Tell me how important education is again???

  6. 22 Jovie
    June 1, 2014 at 8:07 am

    I am glad this democrat is on msnbc sticking up for the president on this prisoner swap.

    • 23 99ts
      June 1, 2014 at 8:11 am

      I started to watch it Jovie but when Steve used the GOP talking point in his introduction, I decided not to bother

      • 24 Linda
        June 1, 2014 at 8:14 am

        Yesterday he started his show with …” Shinseki Out…..What took so Long ” ?

        I turned him off immediately.

        • 25 99ts
          June 1, 2014 at 8:16 am

          Yep – 1 story wonder – without Christie he is just like the rest of them – and even with Christie he started bringing in the apologists.

          • 26 Vicki
            June 1, 2014 at 9:32 am

            I was up early and considered turning on Steve Kornacki. Seems like I made the right choice.

            Instead I got my early morning aggravation by reading the pile of poop that is delivered to my doorstep each day. To no ones surprise the NY Times is not all that happy about the Obama Doctrine speech in West Point. The prisoner swap is of special concern to Mike Rodgers, the outgoing Repub head of some committee, outgoing—let me emphasize to the bright lights and big bucks of broadcast TV propaganda.

  7. 27 Jovie
    June 1, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Also, the Taliban are not terrorist, Al Qaeda are the terrorist.
    In the 1980s, we were working with the now Taliban, then it was Mujahadeen. So we know some of the leaders.

  8. June 1, 2014 at 8:17 am

    G’morning Chips & TOD!!! Happy Sunday everyone. :)

  9. 31 99ts
    June 1, 2014 at 8:17 am

    The story as it should be reported

    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/bowe-bergdal-home

    Welcome Home, Sergeant Bowe
    The real-life nightmare of America’s last Prisoner of War is finally over.

  10. 32 amk for obama
    June 1, 2014 at 8:19 am

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  12. 34 amk for obama
    June 1, 2014 at 8:20 am

  13. June 1, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family. I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Sunday morning (are what time it is where you live 99t). Congrats 99t on being first this morning, afternoon, evening. :D :D :D <3

    • 41 99ts
      June 1, 2014 at 8:32 am

      Thank you RanMan – it was 10.22pm in my world when you posted your tweet. I time travel at TOD – makes for interesting times.

  14. 42 amk for obama
    June 1, 2014 at 8:23 am

  15. 43 amk for obama
    June 1, 2014 at 8:25 am

  16. 48 jackiegrumbacher
    June 1, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Morning all. Republicans are revealing themselves at every turn as bitter, mean-spirited, anti-veteran, anti-child, anti-humanity, narrow-minded little weasels (no offense to weasels). There will always be the malcontents and paranoid of the world who will cheer them on, but decent people who love their children, care about the feelings of others, have sympathy for those who struggle and were born will a heart and a conscience are repelled by them. I hope they keep talking, escalating their hatred and their venom until everyone sees what they are and shuns them–especially in November.

    • 49 Jovie
      June 1, 2014 at 8:32 am

      A lot of it is countering what the President is trying to accomplish.
      They try to never let him win a news cycle, always a lot of noise out there to drown out the good news and accomplishments.

      • 50 dotster3
        June 1, 2014 at 8:56 am

        Yes—-every time there is seemingly good news, within minutes the GOP pop out from behind the bushes to blast out some controversy or negativity in an attempt to destroy the moment/glad tidings. And the media obliges by spreading that theme.

  17. 52 Jovie
    June 1, 2014 at 8:28 am

  18. 53 globalcitizenlinda
    June 1, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Great Morning Ms. Chips!

    Great Morning/Day everyone!

  19. 54 amk for obama
    June 1, 2014 at 8:47 am

    sis irish report.

    peeps are so friendly. good that she didn’t meet chips.

  20. 58 Ladyhawke
    June 1, 2014 at 8:53 am

    I was out of pocket yesterday. I come back to TOD last night to find that the snarling and haughty Grand Dame of MSNBC (aka Mrs. Greenspan) just could not hide her contempt for President Obama. Her snarky and sarcastic tweet about the release of Bowe Bergdahl, was textbook. With President Obama, no matter what happens, no matter how positive, no matter how groundbreaking, rule number one is find a way to diminish any positive reporting. At all costs, focus on some negative angle to the story. It was so gratifying to see that Mrs. Greenspan got hammered. I have never understood the gushing over her reporting at MSNBC.

  21. 61 globalcitizenlinda
    June 1, 2014 at 8:55 am

    right-wingers never surprise in their hateful reactions to everything PBO does – even in the case of life and death situations;

    we knew right-wingers will attack PBO about this issue of releasing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl ;

    but one would have hoped that they (at the very least) wait to hear the Sgt Bowe Bergdahl (former POW’s) story before they attach him and his parents;

    now it seems we are going to spend time fighting back against republican vitriol on this matter – disgusting;

    and to think that that they are angry about PBO doing ALL he can to save the life of an American soldier (especially one who may have been in the location as a direct result of PBO’s decision as CIC) is really disgusting!

    ps: I don’t know which POTUS gave orders for his deployment but in the end it doesn’t matter – all must be done to save the life of people in captivity (especially those who are ordered to do the nation’s hardest and most dangerous work);

    it is a pity that we have to remind “the patriots” (aka, GOP hatemongers) that :

    (i) the life of the POW matters;

    (ii) there are facts yet to be known and we should not always believe the Taliban’s side of the story outright;

    (iii) the reaction of parents and the people in the POW’s community says it all about what is the most important outcome to pursue;

    (iv) there are times when negotiations are the best solution to a complex challenge even among geo-political enemies and adversaries on the battle field;

    ;

  22. 63 4morefor44
    June 1, 2014 at 8:58 am

    ya think washed up golfer bob estes has ever seen the video of the muhajideed hanging out with saint ronnie reagan in the freakin white house?!?

    raygun invited them there and even dedicated a space shuttle launch to the “freedom fighters.” this is the time when osama bin laden was part of that group, and it’s thought that mullah omar was one of the people at the white house. this was far beyond simply negotiating with terrorists! and of course there were so many other activities such as this that reagan and the bush kings did. wonder if that little iran-contra dealio ever pops into the republican mind? idjits.

  23. 64 Nerdy Wonka
    June 1, 2014 at 9:00 am

    • 65 hopefruit2
      June 1, 2014 at 9:05 am

      And the more the US Media tries to elevate him, the worse it gets. They would be well-advised to give it a rest. No weapon formed against our President shall prosper.

    • 66 hopefruit2
      June 1, 2014 at 9:15 am

      And I will add that among those who claim to support his actions, I would wager that at least 50% of them have the same racist/anti-Obama motives as Snowden and his sidekick Greenwald. Nothing to do with their “principles.”

      • 67 99ts
        June 1, 2014 at 9:33 am

        I’m still laughing cause PBO threw Snowden and his interview and the sidekick way out of the news cycle – all they got was the NSA refuting Snowden’s lies and then gone!

        • 68 COS
          June 1, 2014 at 9:37 am

          They even preempted Rachel’s show Friday evening to show that Snowden interview again. I wonder how many people watched it?

          • 69 99ts
            June 1, 2014 at 9:40 am

            Can’t imagine anyone who watches Rachel’s show would have wanted to see it. I find it really sad that the media supports a traitor but not the President – strange times in the USA

    • 70 jackiegrumbacher
      June 1, 2014 at 9:27 am

      Which shows, Nerdy, that the American people are smarter than the media thinks they are. They know a crook and a traitor when they see one.

  24. 71 globalcitizenlinda
    June 1, 2014 at 9:02 am

    ;

  25. 76 amk for obama
    June 1, 2014 at 9:03 am

  26. June 1, 2014 at 9:10 am

    • 81 amk for obama
      June 1, 2014 at 9:17 am

    • 82 jackiegrumbacher
      June 1, 2014 at 9:38 am

      The sad truth is that Reagan was not a very smart man. He was a mediocre actor and a has been when GE plucked him our of Hollywood, gave him a tv show and groomed him for politics. I never believed that he had a firm grasp of what was happening the world and was easily manipulated by those around him. President Barack Obama is the most intelligent, insightful and thoughtful man to enter the White House in the last hundred years. He knows exactly who he’s dealing with in every corner of the world and NOTHING he does is thoughtless. Because he is head and shoulders above everyone around him. he is not EVER manipulated. By the way, that rug sucks.

  27. 84 Dudette
    June 1, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Wooooohooo!

    As our dear Cookemom would say, it’s a GREAT GETTIN’ UP Sunday Morning in the TOD Village! Barack Obama is still our President!
    Rise and Shine people! :-D

  28. June 1, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Goooood moooorrnnningnnggg, Chips and TODville.

    I see the RWNJ butthurt is off the charts. I’m not RTing their talking points!

    • 86 COS
      June 1, 2014 at 9:33 am

      Good morning Chips, Meta and TOD. I just turned on the tv and the first thing I saw was old man Scheffer talking about John McCain being on his show to discuss whether PBO broke the law because he did not notify congress. This seem to be the new meme. One would think that McShame would be positive on this matter but he is a bitter Old man McShame will go to his grave hating himself and PBO for beating his old a@@ in 2008.

      • June 1, 2014 at 9:35 am

        GAH. As if POTUS is sloppy in anything he does. Apparently Susan Rice said Congressional Leaders knew about the prisoner swap for weeks. So whatever. They will spend every ounce of energy sewing seeds of doubt. Truth doesn’t matter.

        Good morning!

      • 88 jackiegrumbacher
        June 1, 2014 at 9:45 am

        As if anyone under 90 is interested in what McCain has to say. He’s history–a hate-filled looney who’s lost control of whatever sanity he once had.

  29. 89 Dudette
    June 1, 2014 at 9:28 am

    • 90 jackiegrumbacher
      June 1, 2014 at 9:41 am

      Dudette, they only love troops that are in a war zone and in danger of death and injury. That triggers their machismo fantasies of and makes them feel more manly. If they do die, the GOP doesn’t want to talk about it. If they get injured, they’re on their own. Truly hateful, hateful people.

  30. 92 Dudette
    June 1, 2014 at 9:30 am

    If you’re not following this twitter account, you’re missing out on some great stuff

  31. 95 Jovie
    June 1, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Tavis smiley on tv bashing the president on Gitmo.
    What an asshole!

  32. 99 99ts
    June 1, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Rather telling that democrats just don’t want to be part of the Sunday talk shows – the latter losing listeners hand over fist because of same.

  33. 101 Dudette
    June 1, 2014 at 9:44 am

  34. 103 dotster3
    June 1, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Interested in this new biography of Michael Jordan—–to relive those unbelievably joyful fun times of Jordan’s Wonder Years with the Bulls. We had the Best Time watching those games, all of us, family and friends, all of Chicagoland, Illinois, much of the country and around the world. We would laugh at the awesome awesomeness of it all. It was Must See TV—–every game. And whatever shortcomings Jordan may have had, I am forever grateful for just the pure escape and elation and satisfaction he brought to so many lives during that time.

  35. 104 Dudette
    June 1, 2014 at 9:47 am

  36. June 1, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Happy sunday everyone. The president has a pretty busy week coming up in Europe. Should be fun.

  37. 106 Dudette
    June 1, 2014 at 9:53 am

  38. 108 dotster3
    June 1, 2014 at 9:55 am

    How can anyone with even a half a brain cell think this is a good idea. Gun nut parents putting kids at risk and making them grow up in a dangerous home environment.
    And see that there was another “shooting spree” last night in Va.——-some goof with a gun was driving around Norfolk randomly shooting at people—-police officer and a kid coming home from his h.s. graduation among at least 3 dead. How many more?

  39. 109 Dudette
    June 1, 2014 at 9:55 am

  40. 111 Dudette
    June 1, 2014 at 10:01 am


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