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Early Bird Chat

On This Day: First Lady Michelle Obama greets children during a visit to Sterling Farms Grocery Store in Marrero, Louisiana, July 23, 2013. The store was opened last year by actor Wendell Pierce as part of the “Alliance For A Healthier Generation.” (Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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MooooOOOOoooorning – Happy Wednesday!


105 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. July 23, 2014 at 7:38 am

    GooooooooooooooodMorning…TODDDville….smilin

    • July 23, 2014 at 7:40 am

      Goooooooood moooooooorning Prettyfoot and Libraaaaaaaaaaaaa!!

    • 5 jackiegrumbacher
      July 23, 2014 at 7:44 am

      Hi, Pf, how are you doing? Is the Wolf campaign up and active in your area?

      • July 23, 2014 at 7:50 am

        GM Jackie…they have a Philadelphia office in South Philly….near Tasker and Morris….I signed up to Volunteer….I have not visited the office there….next week will be my first visit….I have not seen evidence of Wolf in my neighborhood…I will learn more when I go to the office…

        but I have been in contact with my State Rep about doing voter Registration….we will see where that leads
        ….for a first timer in office…he has done a lot of service outreach in the community…I have not seen Voter Registration as his focus…I hope I can urge him to do that

        • 7 jackiegrumbacher
          July 23, 2014 at 8:06 am

          We have a Wolf rep coming to our county, which is very unusual for such a small red area. A lot of times you can set up your own registration. There are some local Dem friendly businesses who don’t mind your setting up a card table outside for registrations. We’ve done that at the local movie theater and in front of some businesses. You remember that incredible Georgia woman in 2008 who put herself in the most most crowded places with registration forms and ended up with 1000 new voters. We get the list of new voters every month and I wrote a pamphlet welcoming them that we then send out (rotate the stamp buying among a bunch of us.) If you do this stuff with good people (friends, family), it can actually be fun.

    • 9 Cindy
      July 23, 2014 at 8:14 am

      Good morning prettyfoot58,

      Wishing you a BEAUTIFUL Wednesday morning, filled with joy, happiness, peace, and lots of hugs and love.

      CONGRATULATION on earning the GOLD – 1st is cool and you’re #1 !!!

      ENJOY your day!!!

  2. July 23, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Smilin again….

    I hope I do this right….

    Interesting twitter discussion…between journalists…re: accountability

  3. July 23, 2014 at 7:43 am

    The US doesn’t declassify info bc it gives up assets either we have on the ground or in the sky watching.
    God damn republicans and ducking media that wants this declassified now, knows this…
    So why the rush to declassify?
    Because they want to sabotage any efforts to make obama look bad.
    This is yet another example of how we not only are fighting a problem, but are fighting republicans and the media every step of the way.
    It’s incredible.

    • 21 jackiegrumbacher
      July 23, 2014 at 7:47 am

      Jovie, they are professional saboteurs and have reach the point of traitors in this administration. The president will do what’s right, no matter what treachery they get up to.

  4. July 23, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Goooood Mooorrrnning chips & PF58, Libra wonderful start of the day. 😊🌹

  5. 24 hopefruit2
    July 23, 2014 at 7:50 am

    G’morning Chips & TOD! :) Where’s amk this morning?

    • July 23, 2014 at 7:59 am

      Mooooooorning Hopefruit!! Haven’t seen him for a couple of days, I suspect his visiting sister has vacuumed him up.

      • 26 hopefruit2
        July 23, 2014 at 8:05 am

        Oh..that’s right. Hope he’s having a good time and ready to cause more trouble when he gets back! :):)

      • 28 99ts
        July 23, 2014 at 8:31 am

        GM Ms Chips – now that would be a sight to see!

      • 29 57andfemale
        July 23, 2014 at 10:17 am

        No damn excuses: I demand puppy updates!

      • 31 57andfemale
        July 23, 2014 at 10:17 am

        Kasper’s in the dog house. He can live there, for all I care.

        • July 23, 2014 at 10:19 am

          Uh oh, what’s he done now?? More artistry?

          • 33 57andfemale
            July 23, 2014 at 1:20 pm

            No, he was a bad boy: A friend stopped over and he was over-excited and loud. Okay, not a big deal. When she was leaving, he bit the back of her leg! Bit her!

            I know it’s not aggression – it’s a symptom of his uncontrolled excitement. Mr. 57, who is ‘responsible’ for him, better be on the computer today looking for trainers and places to have him socialized by a professional.

            • July 23, 2014 at 1:25 pm

              Uh oh!!!! I’m having similar problems with my boy at the moment 57, he should be completely socialized by now, spends lots of time in human company, but still goes BONKERS when a visitor arrives, and jumps all over them. Grr.

              • 35 57andfemale
                July 23, 2014 at 3:24 pm

                My friend gets it – she has two dogs. One just won’t stop the ‘mouthing’ that could lead to biting, or be perceived as biting. Her second dog barks at the next door neighbor as if he’s new, every single time he says hi to him, or pets him. It’s maddening.

                Mr. 57 watches all the dog training shows but doesn’t pay attention: the worst thing you can do it yell at an excited dog, which only escalates the excitement. Pair that with Kasper’s innate stubbornness and we’re not going to accomplish anything. We need to deal with this problem.

          • 36 57andfemale
            July 23, 2014 at 1:21 pm

            My friend is fine. She has dogs, she gets it. But someday he’s going to pull this stunt on a stranger and Animal Control is going to haul him away. Unacceptable.

  6. 40 jackiegrumbacher
    July 23, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Morning all. Glad to see you smiling this morning, Chips, and hope you and Danny are doing well. I had to step back last night to take a breather from all the Gaza killings and the endless GOP stunts. Today it’s full steam ahead on all our voter registration/ event planning work. It takes endless organizing to pull off a big Fiesta Latina, from designing and printing marketing materials, to organizing food, games, prizes, music, dance contest, cleanup crews, candidate information, etc, etc. etc. Took time to organize a ‘to do’ list and it almost floored me. Meanwhile the county fair starts this Saturday with lots of registration opportunities. My job is to make our booth look attractive and draw visitors. That means posters, handouts, patriotic bunting, yard signs, and lots and lots of candy!!! Have a great day everyone!!!

    • 41 99ts
      July 23, 2014 at 8:34 am

      Hi jackie – is this the event you do each year – I find you so amazingly wonderful that you take on the task of explaining reality and getting everyone to register to vote. (I did initially read your patriotic bunting as “patriotic burning” and wondered what would be in the fire!)

      • 42 jackiegrumbacher
        July 23, 2014 at 8:53 am

        Well patriotic burning would sure be attention getting, if illegal in the convention hall. Husband and I usually do the set up for the county fair, because I think it’s important for Dems to look as good as possible and put our best foot forward. This August will be our third annual Fiesta Latina and its gets bigger every years. The work is pretty much endless until it’s all over.

        • 43 99ts
          July 23, 2014 at 9:04 am

          It seems amazing that we have been on TOD for so long – I was remembering the first time you spoke of Fiesta Latina & it seems to be getting bigger every year. Wishing you much success this time around.

        • July 23, 2014 at 9:47 am

          I remember when you were doing your first one! BRAVA on your success and to you for continuing to create a lively and engaging event for the Latino community to GOTV. I’m sure it’s very much appreciated.

  7. July 23, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Who Really Cares to SAVE a World In Despair???

      • 48 Cindy
        July 23, 2014 at 8:19 am

        Soooooo beautiful prettyfoot58,

        Thank you for posting. Mr. Gaye’s work will never be forgotten, he was making music that was ahead of time because his heart was so heavy.

        Every word carried a meaning, and almost 50 years later, those same words hold true today.

        What’s going on?

        • 49 TrumpDog
          July 23, 2014 at 8:27 am

          Every word carried a meaning, and almost 50 years later, those same words hold true today.

          What’s going on?

          I think the things they were dealing with and fighting for then
          are the same things we are dealing with and fighting for NOW.

          Yes, we’ve had some progress but a lot of the problems – race, class, wars – have not all truly been resolved.

          That’s why his music then is so relevant now.

          • 50 Cindy
            July 23, 2014 at 8:34 am

            Happy BEAUTIFUL Wednesday to you TrumpDog,

            Wishing for you a WONDERFUL DAY, filled with sunshine and joy.

            The way the world is – I don’t think that we will ever see resolution for those issues.

            As long as hate exist, we will never see humanity at its best.

            • 51 jackiegrumbacher
              July 23, 2014 at 8:57 am

              I guess, we’re going to have to settle for seeing some human beings at their best, aren’t we Cindy? We’re blessed with such a “best” human being as our president and there are many among us who I count as the ‘best.’

              • 52 Cindy
                July 23, 2014 at 9:08 am

                Good BEAUTIFUL Wednesday morning to you jackiegrumbacher,

                Wishing for you, a WONDERFUL day of joy.

                So true Jackie, some will always make a difference, and President Obama is an example of what “some” can represent and do for many. I look back over the years, and remember how far we have come as country but how far we have left to go.

                Kindness is free when we give it freely, and hate is a choice, I pray for the day that all of humanity will choose love over hate.

        • July 23, 2014 at 9:49 am

          Such a LandMark Album…came out in the 70s…..

  8. 56 JER
    July 23, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Good Morning Chips and TOD.

    • 57 jackiegrumbacher
      July 23, 2014 at 8:09 am

      May all the good angels of peace bless John Kerry’s efforts and bring him success!!!

  9. 58 JER
    July 23, 2014 at 8:02 am

  10. 61 JER
    July 23, 2014 at 8:05 am

    • 62 jackiegrumbacher
      July 23, 2014 at 8:08 am

      Bravo to our president–the best fundraiser on the planet!!!

    • 63 99ts
      July 23, 2014 at 8:38 am

      How about “Obama raising money to retake control of the house”

      • July 23, 2014 at 8:43 am

        Ignoring that shifting Dem control of the House is further proof that media is terrified of a Dem-controlled Congress.

        They ignore that possibility, hoping that this possibility might [will] actually occur.

      • July 23, 2014 at 9:54 am

        I watched the live report on local TV and it was all pretty much DEMS ARE GOING TO LOSE THE SENATE slant. UGH.

        There’s going to be protests for immigration reform and MoveOn is picketing him about net neutrality. But he’ll be gone by 1:30pm Pacific, off to LA.

  11. July 23, 2014 at 8:08 am

    When will Thomas Roberts admit he’s a Republhcan?

  12. 67 Cindy
    July 23, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Good BEAUTIFUL Wednesday morning to everyone,

    Sending well wishes for a WONDERFUL DAY to all; no matter what your challenges may be today, don’t forget to be grateful for your blessings.

    Just heard on GMA report that 2 Ukrainian jets have been shot down and no one knows how the crew members are doing,

    Will it ever stop?

    No one knows…….

    Blessings,

  13. 68 hopefruit2
    July 23, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Later today/this evening, I’m going to say something that might not be very popular and may leave some scratching their heads going “WTF HF2?” But it’s a risk I’m willing to take. (By the way it’s something media-related of course). :)

    • July 23, 2014 at 8:21 am

      But the pro Israeli and pro oil and pro GOP media sez…

    • 70 Cindy
      July 23, 2014 at 8:28 am

      Happy WONDERFUL Hump DAY hopefruit2,

      Wishing you a GORGEOUS DAY of sunshine and BEAUTY.

      What ever you will say, one of 3 things that life always guarantees us, you can never please 100% of the people at anytime.

      President Obama knows it best : ) and if it’s heated, “brush it off” and keep on stepping.

      ENJOY!!!

    • 71 Vicki
      July 23, 2014 at 8:35 am

      I cannot wait to hear what you have to say.
      At the very least it will be interesting and intelligent.
      Why are you teasing this?
      Kind of like Chips promising new post at 6-ish?

    • July 23, 2014 at 8:40 am

      HF2, you’re taunting us. ;)

      Now we’ll be on pins and needles waiting for your comment. I commend your restraint.

      You’re my mentor when it comes to evaluating the worthless DC Beltway MSM.

    • 73 jackiegrumbacher
      July 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

      Hf, now you’ve aroused everybody’s curiosity. Could you give us hint of the actual timing, so we can all be on board for it?

    • 74 donna dem 4 obama
      July 23, 2014 at 9:34 am

      Can’t wait. :)

    • July 23, 2014 at 9:51 am

      WTF HF2?

      LOLz. I look forward to your reveal!!

  14. July 23, 2014 at 8:22 am

    GM, TODville.

    Congrats, PF58, on #1.

    This article is from Peter Baker, so ignore the negative spin.

    From the article:
    President Obama said last week “We live in a complex world and at a challenging time,” after making a statement in which he addressed Ukraine, Gaza, Iran and Afghanistan, all in the space of seven minutes. “And none of these challenges lend themselves to quick or easy solutions.”

    • 77 Vicki
      July 23, 2014 at 8:38 am

      Peter Baker owns the NY Times these days, front page and more.
      Jeff Zeleny used to cover The President and I usually felt that Jeff genuinely admired PBO. That must have been the problem in NYTimes eyes.
      Jeff Zeleny now covers tangential matters, leaving POTUS to the cold unfriendly gaze of Peter Baker.

      • July 23, 2014 at 8:48 am

        Didn’t Zeleny move to ABC news?

        And yes, agree about his reporting, which didn’t attack the President regardless of the subject.

        • 79 Vicki
          July 23, 2014 at 8:59 am

          Maybe, for a while he was writing unimportant pieces for NYT. ABC news would be a good move if you’ve seen him there.
          I never watch ABC, or CBS or NBC news so if you’ve seen him you know better. I have spotted Jeff in the Briefing Room not in front row, however.

  15. July 23, 2014 at 8:38 am

    I don’t usually go to Politico for news, since they specialize in gossip (which has infected and spread throughout DC MSM), but I’ve been out of the loop on Kingston vs. Perdue for Georgia in US Senate.

    Is Perdue a tea partier? Was race-baiting a factor in this GOP primary contest? Sorry to be so ignorant. :(

    From the Politico article:
    “Georgia’s next in line as a national battleground state,” [Jason] Carter [Dem Gubernatorial candidate] said during a break at a campaign stop last week. “If you look at sheer numbers, people can dispute whether it’s red or blue, but everybody knows where it’s headed.”

    • 81 Vicki
      July 23, 2014 at 8:45 am

      Jack Kingston seemed like the crazier teabaggier one to me, but I am not sure about this.
      Georgia TOD, What Say You???

      • 82 Cindy
        July 23, 2014 at 9:00 am

        Morning Vicki,
        Just read the article, I say; anything is possible. I don’t think, moving forward, that any party should take a vote for granted because things are changing and people are more involved politically. I would love to see a “blue” Georgia.

        What bothers me, it appears that hope is fading for Wendy Davis in Texas, are people giving up on her?

      • 83 Dudette
        July 23, 2014 at 9:56 am

        Shorter: Kingston = Santorum; Perdue = Romney; GA GOP preferred their poison with the smell of money.

        Michelle Nunn should be Perdue handily if Dems get out and VOTE.

  16. 85 jackiegrumbacher
    July 23, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Rick Perry’s latest stunt has activated the Margaret and Helen outrage again. Worth a read for a lighter moment.

    http://margaretandhelen.com/

  17. July 23, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Thinking about df this morning. Bless her.

    • 89 Cindy
      July 23, 2014 at 9:22 am

      Good morning Tnmtngirl,
      Wishing for you a BEAUTIFUL DAY.

      This is a very tough day for her. It’s the anniversary (16 yrs.) of her mother’s death, and she expressed last evening how hard this time is for her. Yesterday, she had to say goodbye to Simi, her beloved friend that she rescued from the shelter.

      So this is a painful time for desertflower. I know that she will feel our love and prayers if we lift her up today.

  18. 91 Ladyhawke
    July 23, 2014 at 9:22 am

  19. 92 Ladyhawke
    July 23, 2014 at 9:25 am

    The Speaker, the ACA, and the ‘Be Careful What You Wish For’ Adage

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/the-speaker-the-aca-and-the-be-careful-what-you-wish-adage

  20. July 23, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Gooooood Morning TOD!!!

    • 94 Cindy
      July 23, 2014 at 10:04 am

      Happy Wednesday to you Dudette,

      Hope you have a SPLENDID DAY!

      This is so nice. Is this the same Jonathan Butler that worked with Juanita Bynum on her CD? I can’t think of the name of it, but I remember that she gave him a lot of credit, if this is the same guy.

      ENJOY!!!

  21. 97 Dudette
    July 23, 2014 at 9:49 am

  22. 98 Dudette
    July 23, 2014 at 9:50 am

  23. 99 Dudette
    July 23, 2014 at 9:53 am

  24. 100 Dudette
    July 23, 2014 at 9:58 am

    • 101 anniebella
      July 23, 2014 at 11:30 am

      They also would say that they can’t live without heath insurance, but they don’t give a dam if we don’t have any.

  25. 103 desertflower
    July 23, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Morning Family…This is for my mom, my dear Simi, and all of you. Fly on the wings…

    • July 23, 2014 at 10:07 am

      Oh Desertflower, endless endless endless love to you, I wish I could reach in and hug you.

    • 105 Cindy
      July 23, 2014 at 10:22 am

      Morning to you desertflower,
      This is so “BEAUTIFUL”, and I am so happy that you felt our love, and prayers sent your way.

      Love Bill, classic indeed.

      Nothing but love and hugs for you. Please take good care of yourself today {{{{{{desertflower}}}}}}}}
      Warmest Blessings,


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