On This Day: President Barack Obama greets guests at the Congressional picnic on the South Lawn of the White House, June 8, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)
MoooOOOooorning – Happy Sunday!
Good Morning Chips! Happy Sunday to you and to Danny.
Good mooooooooooorning No Child!!
Good morning Chipsticks!
Congrats on 1st …………..ummmmmm……..ummmmmmmm
Have a WONDERFUL Sunday!
Moooooorning Cindy, and thank you!!! :-)
evarybodee asleap layzee boans
Haha…G’morning Danny, Chips & TOD!! We’re up with you this morning.
tnx hopfrut woz vary loanly hapy sundy
Same to you luv, and be a good boy for mom! :)
que’ pasa mr. dannystix…….ruff…ruff….
Everyone is not sleeping; having a great cup of coffee,
I heard you slapped an innocent (hehehe) little fussy pooch, is that correct dannystix?
Well, I will nor order you the doggie house this time, you probably had a good reason : )
Happy Sunday to ya!
Today is Sasha Obama birthday. She is 13 years old today. Chips can you do a special post to celebrate. Thanks, Carly :)
I thought it was June 10 (Tuesday), no? :)
Morning Carly! Was Sasha not born on June 10??
Morning Chips, Danny and early birds. Must be poignant for the president and FLOTUS to see their little girl enter her teen years–just about the toughest time there is for parent and child. Chips, do you know if the president played golf yesterday or did you have to write your sternly written letter? I’ll bet he’d do anything to avoid one of those.
Here’s your answer about PBO – from none other than…
@markknoller And you got out of bed just to tweet that.— (@aspirational12) June 07, 2014
Definitely something between you & Mr Knoller hopefruit – sad that you broke off the engagement – or is it on again?
It’s still off. LOL :)
And given the folks he hangs out with (from the replies to his tweet – yours excepted) you sure made the right decision.
Exactly – I don’t want a wedding full of Teabagger guests!
:lol: It would be quite funny, though, Hopefruit’s family, friends and TOD on one side of the church, Teabaggers on the other. The post-wedding reception would be rather interesting, especially after drink was taken.
Seriously…that would make the Youtubes, the cable headlines for weeks and months…10M views in 2 hrs or less…My wedding gown all dirty and torn from all the fighting with the Baggers…
:lol: And Knoller’s suit in shreds after a run-in with TOD. Oh, I so want this wedding to happen!
Haha…Oh my…what a sight that would be…
HAHAHAHA,,,i think he enjoys it….
Good Moring HF
He most certainly does.
Tuesday June 10th……Miss Sasha Obama will be 13.
Thank you hopefruit2. All Knoller had to say was that POTUS playing golf this morning. The other mess about betting his mortgage was not necessary.
Is Knoller one of those people betting what he doesn’t even have? Could have sworn he told me not so long ago that he wasn’t allowed to have a kitten in his apartment. ;) Hmmmm.
They usually own McMansions in locations other than their Lo-rent (or No-rent) DC luxury apartments from which they work.
Possibly, but are they still paying mortgages? Haven’t they gotten enough freebies to ensure that the mortgage is paid off?
Morning Jackie! Hopefruit has just saved me from having to write that letter!
Whew, what a relief for the president.
:-) That’s the only reason he played golf yesterday, he wanted to avoid having to deal with that letter.
Good morning jackiegrumbacher, hopefruit2, Carly Lewis and No Child Left Behind!
Good morning TOD Family and all.
Happy BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY TO EVERYONE!
HAVE A WONDERFUL AND SLENDID DAY!
‘Morning Cindy! You too have a beautiful, restful Sunday. :)
Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family. I hope all is well with everyone this lovely and blessed Sunday morning. Congrats Ms. Chips for opening up your store and as vcp said, holding the door open for all us. You’re Great! :) :) :)
:-) Welcome to the store RanMan, have a blissful Sunday!!!
Obama to use executive actions to address student loans: bit.ly/1nsEgrS— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) June 08, 2014
@hotelkeys @joshuafoust Don't underestimate or ignore the mainstream media's role in this smear….we the people certainly won't.— (@aspirational12) June 08, 2014
Thank you Chipsticks for bringing Dr. Maya Angelou to us on yesterday in all its splendor and glory…….BEAUTIFUL!
She is gone but never to be forgotten.
Her words of wisdom are potent; food for the mind, soul and spirit.
Thank you Dr. Angelou for giving us wisdom,
• The honorary duty of a human being is to love.
• Living a life is like constructing a building: if you start wrong, you’ll end wrong.
• History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
• Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it allows me to survive, and better than that, to thrive with passion, compassion, and style.
• There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.
• The main thing in one’s own private world is to try to laugh as much as you cry.
• Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns all clean.
• Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.
• If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
• We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.
• Human beings are more alike than unalike, and what is true anywhere is true everywhere, yet I encourage travel to as many destinations as possible for the sake of education as well as pleasure.
– Dr. Maya Angelou
• “There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.”
That’s Ron Paul’s Libertarian base…the Snowdenistas out there… PITIFUL indeed.
Exactly my thoughts hopefruit2.
Ted Cruz et al……..
There is nothing so pitiful as old farts (McCain et al) who learned something, and has gone to believing nothing and knowing nothing.
Right on! Ron Paul himself is one of these old farts, like McGrumps.
Perfect description of John McBitter
Happy Sunday Nerdy Wonka!
Good morning all – it’s almost Monday in my world – but one of those delightful holiday Mondays. Tomorrow we celebrate the birthday of QEII – I’m not entirely sure why because she has a birthday in April – it may relate back to the birthday of Queen Victoria. Don’t really know why we still do this – but any excuse for a holiday & the grandbabe is visiting with her mother – so a good day to be me :)
Good evening 99ts! I never figured out either why she has two birthdays, does that mean she’s actually 176?
She’s a well preserved 88 – that’s for sure – will probably live longer than her mother (& so help me I queued for 6 hours to see that “resting in state” ). When you count the number of PMs, Presidents and other various notables she has conversed with over the years, she has to have lived those 176 years compared to some of the mere mortals of my time.
General opinion is that Mrs Thatcher was her least liked PM – so the Queen will always remain on my favorites list given the sanity of that opinion.
She’s had an extraordinary life, 99ts. I’m not a fan of the British royal family at all, but she seems to be several classes above all of them. She was outstanding during her visit to Ireland, which, of course, was controversial. Was really impressed by her.
I fell in love with her when I was 7 and she rode around the country standing at the back railing of a railway carriage waving to all and sundry who had their noses pressed against the railway fences. The media advertised the time the train would be passing through every station on the city networks. No security – no scares – and the couple must have stood for hours!
The rest of them, as you say – a sad lot. I think we’ll probably become a republic when she is no more – I’m really not in favor of a US style President – so hope they have a “figurehead” rather than the problems with a parliament/president from different parties.
Wow, the idea that she could travel around like that then, changed times indeed. It will be very interesting to see how many countries push to become Republics after her time, I can’t imagine Charles will inspire much devotion, although I’d guess William, after him, would be popular enough.
mmm – I must be weirder than I thought – I’d much prefer Charles – I rather like the spunk of Camilla telling them all to like it – or not!
You are weird! :-) Although I kinda like Camilla too, she seems a bit of a hoot!
She has been queen for almost all of my 67 years. She is the Grande – mother of many of my generation. She is an enduring symbol. Hope she does live as long as her mother if not longer.
No Triple Crown
I— Matt Binder (@MattBinder) June 07, 2014
PA-Gov: Protesters Shout Down Corbett (R. PA) & Christie (R. NJ) At Pittsburgh Campaign Stop dailykos.com/story/2014/06/… v @dailykos @Cspanwj #p2— Cyn (@Wary12) June 08, 2014
Media never reports these good things…unless they happen to PBO or other Democrat.
They spent months in 2010 reporting the RWNJs calling out the democrats at the town halls. This is no 4th estate – they are part of the GOP. – the story quoted by the orange includes this quote
“Facing a projected deficit of more than $1.2 billion, Mr. Corbett said he hoped that the state’s negotiations with the federal government on his proposal to expand Medicaid through a private insurance model might be part of the budget solution.
But he’s not counting on it.
“We’ve been having very good discussions,” he said during the governors’ brief news conference.
“I certainly hope that the people in Washington aren’t going to slow this down for any budgets or for campaign issues … We think it can help us resolve this.””
Corbett has had YEARS to sort out the medicaid expansion – but let’s blame Washington if they take a little time to verify his attempt to win a few votes with federal money. Disgusting people.
I watched a few of the clips and thought they were very effective.
Good Morning Chips and TOD. Now enjoy the video of the protesters. Thanks Hopefruit.
Hf, why that idiot Corbett thought he would get away with teaming with Christie and not invite protest is beyond me. He is tone deaf and oblivious to what’s happening around him. The day we see his backside hit the exit door is the day I’m dancing in the street.
You’ll have much company at the street dance jackie – I’d love to come and watch :)
Would love having you join in, 99ts. Two.. um..’older’ girls dancing to the beat.
Dancinnnnnnnnnnnn in the Streetsssssssssss!
It is absolutely shameless how the media was in lockstep with the GOP smear campaign against Sgt.Bergdahl…in their attempt to smear the President…
ICYMI: Bergdahl's Idaho hometown shellshocked but unwavering usat.ly/1pntkMM via @usatoday— AAmom (@AVD911) June 08, 2014
from the article:
The U.S. military has every right to conduct its investigation of Bergdahl’s disappearance, but that in no way will impact the way this community will view the boy who danced in its ballets, worked in its eateries and wandered its majestic mountains.
Says Schoen (Blaine County Commissioner) : “When he does return, those here who know and love Bowe will welcome him back with open arms.”
Good for the people of Bergdahl’s home town. That boy needs some love right now.
Good Sunday morning to everyone at TOD
Destroying his state – little by little – law by law – unbelievable to those of sane mind
Gov Bobby Jindal and Michael Steel have that same need for that all important “pat on the back.” How else to explain both these men standing by and watching their party call this President every name in the book but the son of god, and doing and not saying anything about it?
@DrJJoyner @joshuafoust Uhm…they were not echoing unit members prior to May 31st. And you (we) KNOW it, and you (we) know why.— (@aspirational12) June 08, 2014
This man describes himself as a father and a veteran – he turns on his own to suit the purpose – creep – and don’t they love to show of their “intelligence” with the Dr title – may he choke on it.
You know, at some point in time every voter must decide rather to keep letting politicians stick their foot up their asses. I am sick and tired of people blaming politicians; it’s the story of the scorpion and the frog. Yes, McCain Cantor and Boehner are going to bite the shit out of you if you keep them in office.
I agree – the voters who keep voting for these GOP idiots because of their own issues with racism, sexism, classism, xenophobia and homophobia…I’m sure the Bergdahl’s are learning this very important lesson…you vote, thinking other people and not you will suffer, and you wind up being the victim of your own actions.
Yep! God bless them but the Bergdahls’ are prime examples of this thinking. The very people that they’ve voted far are now calling their son every name in the book.
Good Morning Chipsy Tweedy, Dannystix, and all of TODLand!
I am so full from the coverage of all the major doings in the world, just lurking and living vicariously through TOD posters. This place is a gift, and all I can offer is my humble thanks, ’till you’re better paid’ :)
Danny, if you’re gonna have a slap fight you gotta have some bob & weave in your game; also a little trash talk like cartoon super heroes -“foiled you again you nefarious no-good, peace destroying pipsqueak!” (too much?)
:-) Paulita, I think it’s only a matter of time before he starts trash-talking, I’m certain!
Happy Sunday TODers
Good moooooooOOOOOoooooorning Africa!!
VC is currently chatting with herself on the Week Ahead post. Will I tell her or will you?
And here was me thinking I was late to the new thread. See – some folks are weirder than moi – well – some of the time.
:-) Careful 99ts, VC will see your comment tomorrow morning.
I’ll be gone and by tomorrow in 7th heaven with the grandbabe – nothing will upset my perfect day :)
(She’s here 99ts, sssssshhhhhh)
One of the Best Take Downs Ever .. Sums up Teaparty Perfectly … #tcot #GOP @GOP http://t.co/HhSoHLshe6— Republican Swine (@RepublicanSwine) June 07, 2014
This was great and Bruce Bartlett went on with more choice insults and descriptions of the RWNJ. Lunatics, for example
Happy to see that someone beside me realize what these tea party Republicans are all about, and the other Republicans, the right wing conservatives are no better.
Early Bird at 7:30 on a Sunday morning? I suppose this means Chips Chica is going to be cranky and in need of a nap at some point today.
GoooOOoooddd Morning/Evening/Night, TODobots all! We are alive, and IMO today, that alone means life’s good. Have a joyous Sunday, e-very. body!
A few days ago some of us—me for example—got excited about a rumor concerning US/Iran.
Here is what’s happening now. Not a rumor.
The United States and Iran are having 2 party talks in Geneva. The sole topic is said to be Iran’s nuclear capacity.
At first only low level participants, but now senior officials of both countries involved.
Nothing is assured, but I am hopeful.
MoooOOooorrrnnning, Chips-a-rooney! This could easily become one of my favourite PBO baby pictures. I am always enthralled by the pics where they look him in the eyes and you get to see *their* connection with him ALONG WITH *his* goodness reflected in their faces. The man’s goooOOoooddd – no question!
Goooooood morning VC!! 99ts was being very unkind about you, she called you weird. :shock:
What????!!!! ‘Weird’ not ‘wired’? Whatever possessed her? You sure she wasn’t hacked? Actually I don’t even want to know!
I was shocked VC, 99ts is usually a pleasant person.
Exactly why a part of me is curious to know what your part in this was. Behind every successful TOD man smear is …… a ….
Swearing won’t help you in this instance, Chips -a-rooney! TS and I know you well enough and we see mischief in your sleepy eyes. As it’s Sunday, we’ll pray for the stirring you…. or maybe we’ll give thanks for that in you. :) :)
Shocked my a… Are you stirring up the tribes before hf & knoller even make it to the church! I am betrayed by the b.t. Where is amk when he is need to support those from the empire.
Are you calling my reporting inaccurate?!?!
You would believe the one who cheats into 1st place – yea of little faith vc – TOD’s biggest stirrer is this Ms Chips person
Notice please that I gave you the benefit of the doubt, having had previous examples of the stirring character [get it? :grin: ] of certain leaders in this village.
I didn’t see your post early enough vc – hope you have a lovely day – it’s just the usual great getting up day on TOD – a little bit of heaven in the midst of the intertubes.
I went out to dinner with friends this evening – probably had too much wine – which may impact my thought processes at this point in time
With some details beginning to emerge about Bergdahl’s captivity—–tortured, beaten and kept in a dark cage after escape attempts—–perhaps the unhinged, enraged haters ought to pause for a minute before continuing their death threats against the parents and condemning him and his hometown to hell for all eternity——and wait for the full story, for confirmed facts, for truth. Just a thought.
This week’s schedule is loaded as always for the energizer POTUS.
Happy Sunny SunTODay Community.
Proud thy hear how diplomatically feisty Danny is. WTG kid ;)
The French Final is ‘LIVE’ now. I am too nervous to watch. So I left and came to read News at TOD.
Au Medal went to Host, Lady Chips ;)
I think the media is trying to backtrack like they had nothing to do with driving the GOP’s Bergdahl’s talking points. I see Candy Crowley had John McCain on and tried to pretend like she was pushing back on his narrative. It is too late. They have trashed Bergdahl before even knowing what was true and untrue. They trashed his parents who are now receiving death threats. The media is full of as much crap as repubs. They are disgusting.
If anyone can recall the last time the family of a US POW had to have FBI investigate threats against family, let me know. #demented— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) June 08, 2014
“I don’t think anybody should doubt the capacity of the United States of America to protect Americans,” Kerry said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” when asked about the five Taliban members released from Guantanamo Bay in the prisoner swap. “So these guys pick a fight with us, in the future or now or at any time, at enormous risk, and we have proven what we’re capable of doing with al Qaeda.”
“I’m not telling you that they don’t have some ability at some point to go back and get involved, but they also have an ability to get killed doing that,” he said, also noting that the Qataris aren’t the “only ones keeping an eye on” the released Taliban members over the next year.
Debra, you are 100% right.
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