MoooOOOooorning – Happy Saturday!
Good Morning, Dear Lady.
Just delurking to thank you for this sanctuary of sanity and love.
Peace to one and all. Off to do chores.
Morning Lynn, and thank you! Have a lovely day.
Morning, Morning to you Chipsticks and Dannistix!
CONGRATS ON FIRST !!!!
WISHING YOU AND DANNY AN AWESOME AND SPLENDID DAY!!
P.S. Thank you Chipsticks for the BEAUTIFUL pictures of President Obama and Mrs. Obama at Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Absolutely gorgeous; missed everything yesterday but had a chance to catch up late last evening.
Late Good Morning Chipsticks.
10 gold medals for you this morning! :star: :star: :star: :star::star: :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
Love the photos from yesterday’s visit to the Indian Nation! Not surprised that it’s only been Democratic Presidents that have made the effort to visit ALL Americans!
Especially lived the pics of the President with children! He’s such a caring person, and it especially shows with kids.
Good morning amk for obama!
Chipsticks is in : )
Wishing you a BEAUTIFUL DAY with your family.
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND! ENJOY IT ALL!
There is a FATHER”S DAY ???? o_O o_O o_O
365 days of the year :roll:
Every time I pass by this my face breaks into a big grin! :grin:
‘Celebrating The Past, Looking To The Future’ http://t.co/1KpWiElW5l— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) June 14, 2014
Did you know sitting bull was the Indian chief during custers last stand?
I didn’t Jovie, thank you!!
Iran's Rouhani: Nuclear deal possible by July 20 with goodwill reut.rs/1lx3OEz— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) June 14, 2014
But John McCain and cnn sez…
LOL! G’morning Jovie, Chips, TOD, and happy Saturday everyone :)
/smh/ Sneaked by me …again!
Chips Chica, I probably should make you a “Sneaker Extraordinaire” trophy. Howdy doo di? And your little guy?
Moooooorning VeeeeeeCeeeeee! We do be do be do be excellent, hope you are too!
Yes ma’am, I do be do be do be excellent too. Life’s really, really good! :)
You chirpy happy person!
Clap you hands with me, old gurl – I rather like the ‘do be’ beat that you established! Unless of course you’re already too busy to pause for clapping?
tux? no tux ? suit ? no suit? t-shirt? no t-shirt?
:) You forgot to add birthday suit!
None of the above, we survived the occasion quite well, and now have a piece of official white paper that says he’s a Bachelor. :grin:
Congrats & best wishes to the son unit.
(he went t-shirt, didn’t he?)
Thank you on his behalf.
(No, short-sleeved and tie, with suit jacket)
Massachusetts Democrats Begin State Convention: ow.ly/y0h07 http://t.co/3nW8UgisAW— Boston.com (@BostonDotCom) June 14, 2014
Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope everyone is doing well this lovely Saturday morning. Congrats Ms. Chips on being first to open your store and hold the door open for all your wonderful TOD customers. Your are a Great Lady. <3
:-) Mooooooorning RanMan!!
How can Richard Engle get into Kirkuk so fast? This is always fascinating to me, how this guy is always in the vicinity of turmoil.
I think he’s CIA!!
You may be right, Jovie.
Good Morning TODVille! Happy Saturday.
Right and how does he get access so fast? It’s all a little bit suspicious.
I’v been saying the same thing to myself. At one point it seems like Richard was in Crimean/Ukrainian, Syria and Kirkuk.
delurking to say – yes, definitely. I’ve always thought so.
I think he’s CIA!!
That is exactly what I have been saying to my family for years……Engle is CIA
How do you know I’m not CIA? I could be a plant set up by the CIA just to push PBO’s agenda. Just kidding, LOL!
UN should lurn effing english first.
57m kids remain out-of-school – @EFAreport says #aidtoeducation fell for 2nd year in a row: bit.ly/1uRWPce http://t.co/H0Or5tlF1M— United Nations (@UN) June 14, 2014
Now they’re saying that the president has to go to congress to defend our interests there(like our embassy).
Oh I see? Boner said that the president is taking a nap on Iraq, the moment he asks for air strikes to defend our people there, boomer will say no!
Then the blame goes to this president if our facility is overrun.
Awesome set of events! :(
Jovie, whatever the professional haters say, the Commander in Chief does not have to go to Congress to defend our embassies. They’re just trying to stir up crap since they seem to have no positive reason for their existence.
This is the same move President Obama made concerning Syria in which at the last minute he gave the decision to go into Syria to congress and left them holding the bag sort of speaking. Congress really doesn’t want to make a decision on Iraq, what they really want is a way to blame President Obama if something gets side-ways in Iraq. The more I hear President Obama mention “his team” is working with the Iraqi government, the more I know that President Obama is going to make the right decision.
Yup. He will keep making all the right noises to keep the wingers perplexed and then lob the bomb in their direction. Watch the cowards run.
Dare I say that President Obama is getting rather predictable in pulling the rug out from under the Republicans at just the right time?
And they never figure it out.
Morning all. Sun is shining for the first time in days and I’m trying to forget all the fractiousness of the last week. Hope all fathers at TOD have a happy weekend with lots of family time and treats. Yesterday’s coverage of the trip to Standing Rock was glorious feasts of color and joyfulness. I’m glad that PBO left the war-mongering loonies in DC and is enjoying the real America. Have a great day everyone.
Side note: Mr. G was listening to a podcast yesterday with a group of people reviewing Hillary’s new book. The overwhelming consensus was that it was so boring and trite that few could manage to finish it. Said it felt like a stringing together of trite phrases and thoughts that were so tired the reviewers could finish sentences without reading them. Boring, trite and predictable is not going to hack it, so she didn’t do herself any favors with this outing.
Ha! good to know, jackie, thx.
Her book is already discounted 20% here.
Jackie, I noticed the same thing about Hillary and her book tour. It is falling flat, she can’t seem to out-run her vote on going to war with Iraq and she can’t outrun Bill’s decision on gays in the military and gay marriage, please accept my apology if I used the term gay marriage inappropriately. It just seems to me that Hillary is more concerned about the pomp and circumstance of running for President that actually getting into the weeds and trying and makes people’s lives better as President. Mark my words, if any Democratic challenger comes along and shows the slightest bit of passion in helping people, that challenger will knock Hillary flat on her back.
You’re so right, Don. I’m telling you guys, she is not. going. to. last. the sooner it’s realized the better for all.
I think Bill is keener for Hillary to run – than is Hillary – the attraction is the white house and AF1 – not the people of the USA
Bill is like one of those fathers that has a son that plays quarterback in little league, the father is always pushing the son which in turns makes the son hate playing football. In No way am I equating Hillary to a little leaguer, I’m just mentioning the dynamics of Hillary and Bill.
If she indeed does run she will have to give her opinion on the following Clinton bills. None of that “that was my husband’s administration” b.s. – what is her position on:
Repealing of Glass-Steagall and deregulation of banking industry;
Telecom Bill of 1996 that destroyed any fairness in the media and gave the media to the RW
‘Religious Freedom and Restoration Act’ – which changed the standard to ‘individual’ rights over public rights – this is the law that is the basis of pharmacists refusing to dispense birth control, and is part of the rationale of Hobby Lobby and other companies to put their religious beliefs over their responsibilities to their employees.
NAFTA, which she tried to skirt during the 2008 campaign
She is going to have to answer to progressives on these issues. Arguably, the problems of the economic and I would say social collapse fall on actions taken by Bill Clinton, and put on steroids during the Bush Administration.
Indeed, Don, I think the fantasy of being (won’t happen) first female, as well as image being carved into Mt. Rushmore, far outweighs the reality and the facts. (can’t bring myself to write out name or initials, I’m so done with this.) ;)
I spotted Hillary’s book here with a 40% discount sticker slapped on the front. I don’t get it, though (well, I do) because books, and magazines, by or with these media happy types get to the main stores here really quickly, yet I have to do intense detective work when FLOTUS is the topic.
Heading to the Cape? Check out 25 free things to do ow.ly/y0ftG #travel #CapeCod ow.ly/y0ftH http://t.co/yM9C3VS60a— Boston.com (@BostonDotCom) June 14, 2014
Cape cod is so pretty, if I ever came into some money/ I would buy a place on the beach there. :)
Yes, it is a glorious place to vacation but very, very pricey. We’d all have to come into a LOT of money to buy there. But it would be nice.
as long as we’re dreaming, I’ll do my sea-gazing on the Vineyard :-) everyone’s welcome, lobster on the house!
Angelina Jolie named honorary dame – the female version of a knight – by Britain's queen: apne.ws/1iwlICP— The Associated Press (@AP) June 14, 2014
I kinda like Angelina Jolie, too bad her dad John Voight is a batshit crazy tea-bagger, I mean Republican.
I like Angelina Jolie, too. She definitely grew into her self.
Good Saturday Morning TOD!
http://t.co/A6sShlFOfi— Caroline (@MsEconomist) June 14, 2014
Happy 239th birthday to the @USArmy! 239 years of dedication & professionalism in defense of our country. #ArmyStrong— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) June 14, 2014
G’morning Chips & TOD! Is our President giving a commencement address at UC-Irvine today? :)
Morning Hopefruit! He is – 11:30 PDT.
Which is 2:30PM ET. FANTASTIC. That way we can get our Saturday chores/errands done and then settle down for our post-lunch PBO fix! :) The students must be thrilled.
Thank YOU so much Chips!!!
A pleeeeeeeeasure Hopefruit!! :-)
I <3 the way you planned our morning for us. Morning, Hopefruit! :) :)
Bonjour & merci vc! Enjoy the rest of your morning and hopefully will see you back here in time for the ceremony :)
You’ve come a long way, baby.
Rules for teachers – 1914 – Glad it's 100 years later as I like loitering in icecream stores #edfunny http://t.co/OjJQYr5FUS— Rachael Lehr (@rachaellehr) May 19, 2014
ha! I love #4 :-)
1960s – first job I had – women had to get permission from the employer to marry (& not be fired) – but if you became pregnant – goodbye job.
Iraqi General Insists Baghdad Is Safe From Insurgents nyti.ms/1sdYT09— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 14, 2014
Do you agree?
Baghdad Bob II
President Obama and First Lady greet a young dancer after an honoring song at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. http://t.co/WQc7XNP0Ha— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) June 14, 2014
We indians have always been colorful.
:-D :-D (just spit out my coffee, you!)
A good father’s day message from POTUS.
Good morning Chipsticks! Thanks so much to you and Nerdy W. for the fabulous posts yesterday. Here’s a few more photos from the Bismark Tribune – some of the same ones but a few different that are great too.
Thank you Forus!! Some really gorgeous photos at that link!
Wonderful photos forus – but gosh the President looks to have turned seriously grey in the past week. Maybe I missed it previously – but he is getting close to a silver head.
“…Six years ago, the President promised to visit Indian Country before he left office. And today, he kept that vow.
There’s a long history of turmoil between the federal government and native american tribes. But today’s visit gave many tribal members hope for the future.
It was an historic day on the Standing Rock Reservation. President Barack Obama addressed tribal members at the Flag Day Celebration. But first he spoke with tribal leaders about important issues in Indian Country.
“It really strengthened my respect for President Obama, because he knew that in the treaties we are dual citizens. We are Lakota and also American citizens,” says Tribal Council member Phyllis Young.
But it wasn’t only tribal and state leaders who had the chance to speak to the president and the first lady. Six young Native Americans were selected out of a pool of 20 students.
“It was a really powerful talk. It was really emotional, and they were really laid back about it. They came up and gave us hugs. And they told us that they were really proud of us. Michelle told us that she loved us. And it was just an amazing, amazing experience. I am so thankful I got to be a part of it,” says 17-year-old Gracey Claymore…”
These young Native Americans will never forget meeting POTUS and FLOTUS. How great is it to know that you have someone in Washington who cares about giving you a chance in this world if you are willing to work for it, that you matter too. And from reading what the young kids had to say they know that POTUS and FLOTUS does care.
Good Saturday morning, TODville!
I’m still basking in the amazement of yesterday’s trip to Indian Country. The warm ceremonial welcome, the acknowledgement of elders and children alike, the kind words and gifts honoring our PBO, the love and trust shown to one another, the color and the sound – it was off-the-charts magnificent. I can’t imagine that happening with any other POTUS. Ever.
Today will be a big deal at UC Irvine. It’s the 50th anniversary of the campus and PBO will be stellar. The two student speakers have unique stories to tell and I’m sure it will be beautiful weather.
Happy 50th anniversary to UC Irvine. Livestream of events starts at 10:30am Pacific uci.edu http://t.co/oR8qVu89TI— meta (@metaquest) June 14, 2014
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