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Early Bird Chat

On This day: First Lady Michelle Obama greets former Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders, right, and her children, Skye and Spider, following a “Let’s Move! London” event at Winfield House in London, England, July 27, 2012. Sanders is serving as part of the U.S. delegation to the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)

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MoooOOOooorning – Happy Sunday!


88 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. 1 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    July 27, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Good morning, TOD!

  2. 9 Roberta in MN
    July 27, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Good Morning & Congrats Alycee and Chips

  3. 12 amk for obama
    July 27, 2014 at 8:17 am

    the runt

  4. 22 jackiegrumbacher
    July 27, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Good morning Chips and Alycee. Hope all is well in your parts of the world. Prettyfoot was on early this a.m. (end of last thread) to remind us that the blood shed begins again in Gaza. Glad we have a happy photo to start our day. How could you not love our first lady and go in for the hug?

    • July 27, 2014 at 8:21 am

      Morning Jackie! I’m almost afraid to look at the news anymore.

      • 24 jackiegrumbacher
        July 27, 2014 at 8:25 am

        Me too, Chips, which is why I was glad Pf made the effort and not I. It’s all just too much to take. I can only imagine how down John Kerry must feel today. Hope he gets some real rest and quality time with Theresa. That job is tough on a marriage.

        • July 27, 2014 at 8:37 am

          I rarely stop and think about the personal toll in jobs like this, Jackie, it must be enormous. And even though he seems so fit for his age, at 69 (?) it really must be grueling, physically and emotionally.

    • 26 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      July 27, 2014 at 8:29 am

      ‘Morning Jackie! Haven’t turned on the TV since Friday; now afraid to look…

  5. 27 amk for obama
    July 27, 2014 at 8:18 am

    byeee.

  6. July 27, 2014 at 8:18 am

    G’morning Chips & TOD! Good evening amk :)

  7. 35 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    July 27, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Singing Barry Manilow’s All by myself…

    Hey, I’ve missed you guys. Before 4th of July, I was doing “Life 101;” since the 4th, I’ve been doing “Me 101.” Last Monday, D-i-L #2 and my granddaughter did a two hour drive-by; while I was disappointed that she didn’t carve out more time for my Mother and me, I made the best of it and gave it up to God. D-i-L #1 and my grandson arrived Friday morning and we have been having a blast. Grandson turned 13 last Saturday, is now just an inch shorter than me, and arrived sporting a ‘fro! They are staying until Tuesday. I’m Blessed!

    • 36 jackiegrumbacher
      July 27, 2014 at 9:31 am

      Oh, Alycee, have a wonderful time with DIL and grandson. Grandkids are the best at any age and our job is to enjoy every minute with them.

  8. 37 desertflower
    July 27, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Morning everyone:) Up early today and waiting for the guys to come and cut down 6 of my palo verde trees. Nasty, dirty things that they are! Some are pretty…but not mine. I’m not getting any younger, and these things keep you working in the backyard on a constant basis…I need something easier to deal with. And pretty.

    Anyone in PHX that needs a good landscaper, I got a guy….

  9. July 27, 2014 at 8:47 am

    My grandson turns 13 Monday. He has been taller than me for at least a year. I am barely 5’2″. Lol. He was 10 lbs. at birth and 21.5 inches long though. Having a hard time wrapping my head around having a 13 year old grandson.

    On another thought: my daughter is in Boston today at the 46 Momma’s shave event. 46 cancer moms shaving their heads to raise money for childhood cancer research………sponsored by St. Baldrick’s.

  10. July 27, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Or…….you (and anyone else who would like to donate) can Google 46 Momma’s Shave for the Brave 2014 . Type in her name: Laura Gorney. Memory of Walker.

  11. 48 hopefruit2
    July 27, 2014 at 9:04 am

    • 49 anniebella
      July 27, 2014 at 9:44 am

      I got some letter from Ready for Hillary, they ask for donation and sent a picture of the Clintons. I plan to send them a response back and it will say right now I am focusing on the 2014 midterms, I am not worrying about 2016. It would be nice if Hillary were trying to help the Dems keep the Senate and gain the House. Anything I have will go toward the midterms elections, putting people in Congress who will work with this President we have in office right now.

      • 50 Judith Fardig
        July 27, 2014 at 10:22 am

        Anniebella, that is exactly what I have replied to 2 of those solicitations!

      • 51 hopefruit2
        July 27, 2014 at 12:10 pm

        Excellent response anniebella. It’s all about 2014, and in the world of politics, nothing else matters for now. :)

  12. 52 hopefruit2
    July 27, 2014 at 9:04 am

    • 53 anniebella
      July 27, 2014 at 9:36 am

      Thank you aspirational12, for setting the facts straight. It’s Sunday morning and I don’t want to start off with this, but “F” the poll. When people look through the history books, they will see that Hillary and Romney both lost to Obama. They won’t see some two bit CNN poll.

    • 54 criquet
      July 27, 2014 at 9:57 am

      GM all.

      To your point entirely aspirational2:

      USA Today/ Gallup
      Sample Size: 516

      May 1–4, 2008 Hillary Clinton 51%, Barack Obama 44%, Other/No Opinion 5%
      Ipsos Public Affairs
      Sample Size: 514
      Margin of Error: ± 4.3%

      April 30 – May 4, 2008 Hillary Clinton 47%, Barack Obama 40%, Other 1%, No Opinion 12%

  13. July 27, 2014 at 9:12 am

    So, some top general at the Pentagon says Al Qaeda is growing and not on the run.
    That’s a problem, as the WH says the opposite.
    Why do these Generals take it upon themselves to undermine the WH?

    • 56 anniebella
      July 27, 2014 at 10:08 am

      Maybe it’s time for those top Generals to be ex-top Generals. If they are concern about al Qaeda, then go to the right people with your info, S.O.D Hagel,

  14. July 27, 2014 at 9:15 am

    I work in downtown Boston, and the two things I remember about the Democratic Convention in 2004 are how empty the city seemed (lots of folks worked at home/vacationed that week) and this speech. Can you believe it was ten years ago today? http://youtu.be/eWynt87PaJ0

  15. 61 Dudette
    July 27, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Hi Everybody! Sorry I missed y’all yesterday. I was out all day and a good part of the night watching muscle-y men and women compete at the 2014 INBF Southern Natural Body Building and Figure Competition. It was grueling, exhausting work, but SOMEBODY had to do it. :-D :cool: :-D

    • July 27, 2014 at 9:30 am

      :-) Were you one of the competitors, Dudette?

    • 64 Dudette
      July 27, 2014 at 9:40 am

      Can I brag on family for just a moment?

      Her first amateur competition and she placed 2nd in the Best Body Bikini competition. Scored so close to the first place winner they decided to make an exception and grant her a pro card* anyway. Only 2nd place finisher to get one in all of the 12 divisions competing. Picture is with her coach, who’s an INBF/WNBF promoter.

      *Basically means from here on out, she gets PAID based on competition ranking and can get sponsorships. Woot!

      By the way, she’s a sergeant in the Army. I asked her if she was gonna take her trophy to work on Monday. She said, “Heck No! Next thing you know, they’ll have me spending all my time training the whole unit.” :-D

      • 65 desertflower
        July 27, 2014 at 9:43 am

        She is beautiful, Dudette:) Good for her!!

      • 67 Layla
        July 27, 2014 at 9:43 am

        Sooo very cool Dudette!!!! Congrats to your niece!!!

      • 69 Dudette
        July 27, 2014 at 9:51 am

        I meant “… the whole base.” :-)

      • 70 0388jojothecat
        July 27, 2014 at 10:04 am

        She us beautiful Dudette you must be very proud. I went to a bb event put on my the local police dept it was like an Olympic event for law enforcement. I really enjoyed it and the women were so great.

        • 71 Dudette
          July 27, 2014 at 10:25 am

          We are over the moon elated for her! She worked so hard training for this.

          We were chatting with one of the judges afterwards about how the classifications differ. The bodybuilding classes are easy to get. For those you expect to see the super-ripped, shredded muscles — like the Mr/Miss Olympia (which by the way, OMG, these folks are amazing!). “But for the figures classes, people think folks can just walk in off he street in their swimsuits and win a trophy. No, this is an athletic fitness competition, not a music video/porn movie cattle call. We want to see cut, we’re looking for muscle definition…”

          My hats off to the competitors. I sure did admire the fruits of all their work. ;-)

      • 72 99ts
        July 27, 2014 at 10:16 am

        She’s dazzling Dudette – and I just love her smile – just wow from head to toe.

      • 73 Judith Fardig
        July 27, 2014 at 10:27 am

        Wow, Dudette! Your niece is gorgeous, fit, and doing important work. Thanks for sharing!

  16. July 27, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Up next on this week, John Cornyn and Democrat Cuellar.
    What do you both think about the border problem ?
    Err Obama and I think it’s Obama and ah obama fault err Obama obama obama.
    Ok then thank you for your previous time.

  17. July 27, 2014 at 9:37 am

  18. July 27, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Look at that piece of shit. :)

  19. July 27, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Donna Brazil all happy about Rand Paul and his outreach to African Americans.
    Glowing review..
    Lol

  20. 79 desertflower
    July 27, 2014 at 9:46 am

    ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!! He tries to treat them like adults and still has to prod them to DO THEIR JOBS, and it’s all HIS FAULT?

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/lawmakers-unhappy-obama-leadership Get rid of them. Whiny babies that shouldn’t be there if they can’t do a job and stop whining about someone else!

  21. 82 forus50
    July 27, 2014 at 9:47 am

  22. July 27, 2014 at 9:50 am

    And I can’t believe my ears , Robert reich actually likes the new Ryan plan.
    Not kidding.
    More glowing reviews from liberals.
    #stupid

  23. 84 desertflower
    July 27, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Rachel Maddow with Bernie Sanders….with the video.

    http://crooksandliars.com/cltv/2014/07/bernie-sanders-paying-veterans-should

  24. 85 anniebella
    July 27, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Jovie, did you see where This Week question was Is Obama doing enough in the Middle East? I saw that and I want to email them and ask them what the hell do you idiots there at This Week expect this President to do? He is doing all he can, he can’t make Israel or Hamas do anything. Neither could any other President.


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