Chat away, Night Owls/Early Birds

You know, the previous post was meant to be the last of the day, but you people are immensely chatty, so it got a bit on the long side.

I couldn’t think what to put in this post, so I just picked a completely random video (blame JER).

See you tomorrow – and keep your shirts on.

157 Responses to “Chat away, Night Owls/Early Birds”

  1. 13 desertflower
    November 19, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    we are chatty, aren’t we? 🙂

  2. 14 Kreen
    November 19, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Congrats susanne! Aloha

    • 15 susanne
      November 20, 2012 at 12:18 am

      thank you! isn’t the water the perfect color in that photo? it just looks delightful–i’m so happy to see our president having fun!

  3. 17 canadabarb4obama
    November 19, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    aloha, Susanne. PBO exudes the “Aloha Spirit” doesn’t he?

    • 18 susanne
      November 20, 2012 at 12:21 am

      he surely does! his smiles, his laughter, his gentleness, his kindness, his respect for elders, his generosity–these are hawaii values that he shares with the world. he brings those gifts with him everywhere!

      • 19 PollyinAK
        November 20, 2012 at 9:31 am

        I just met a young woman from Indonesia. We talked about President Obama and his childhood there, and how it shaped his personality. She said the children (& parents) in the town where he grew up, were beyond excited when he won re-election. — We are really blessed to have President Obama as our prez in these times. — Although, Alaska is a red state, and he lost the election here, I am excited that he won in the Anchorage School District mock election! – I am hopeful that the new generation will pull us through this mess. — I read some comments from members of the Occupy Movement, stating that they realize the political infrastructure is the way it is, and want their members to gear up to run for political office, saying that if the Teapartiers can do it, so can they. But, then one member made the comment, that he would, but he has a felony charge. ☺

    • 20 jacquelineoboomer
      November 20, 2012 at 12:40 am

      Hello, Barb. Not surprised to see you on the “Night Owls” post!

  4. November 19, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Bummer, I was second and then WP had me re-sign and then verify my password…it’s a conspiracy I tell ya…a conspiracy….:(

  5. 25 desertflower
    November 19, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    I don’t have any idea what that reporter is saying in that video…but I’m guessing that he’s going ga ga over the shirt. And that swagger….

  6. November 19, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Congrats Susanne!!!

    This is going to be soooooooo much fun!!!!


  7. 45 desertflower
    November 19, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Night family…off to bed. Long day, and the dog is staring again…must be time! See you all in the morning, bright and early!

  8. November 19, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Chips, I heart your sense of humor. Totally random video…giggle.

  9. November 20, 2012 at 12:12 am

    POTUS got swagger, bar none,

  10. 55 FoxfireTX
    November 20, 2012 at 12:18 am

    For those who didn’t see it, this segment of the Last Word, done tonight by Alex Wagner who is half Burmese, is amazing. Brought tears to my eyes.


    • 56 NurseShar
      November 20, 2012 at 12:29 am

      That gave me chills!!

    • 57 theo67
      November 20, 2012 at 12:32 am

      Thank you for bringing this. It’s absolutely brilliant, and the best piece of work she’s done, in my opinion. She correctly stated that both the President and Aung San Suu Kyi are Nobel Laureates, and she had the best smile of pride on her face the whole time. Alex Wagner’s mother is Burmese, and I think this visit was especially important to her. This is a must-see bit of video – absolutely brilliant!

      • 58 HZ
        November 20, 2012 at 12:46 am

        Theo67, thanks for sharing about Alex’s mother. Beautiful. I was already crying(with joyful tears) and Alex gave me more joyful tears as she reported on our beautiful president.

        Tears also came to me about our wonderful SOS making this trip with POB as their last trip together as our SOS with her president. Oh, the joy of the heart of POB and how he wants and does the best that he can to bring people together. I am so grateful that he and SOS Clinton got to serve together in his Cabinet. What another glorious chapter in her book as she writes. They make a great team.

        I am so sure that they will have a great time as they conclude their trip. Beautiful job by Alex tonight.HZ

        • 59 theo67
          November 20, 2012 at 12:50 am

          This is what brings me the most joy about the President getting a second term: that he can actually just focus on the work that led him into politics, and continue with implementing that hopeful vision he has for the world. He sees the world in the best possible way, with an optimistic heart – and I want to live in that world that he sees. I’m so glad that he’ll be able to continue his work for another four years. These few days in Asia are why it’s so important that he continues – he gives hope the once hopeless.

    • 60 dudette9t9
      November 20, 2012 at 2:17 am

      She was BURSTING with pride!

    • 61 Betsy
      November 20, 2012 at 9:48 am

      Me too! It was so warm and poignant.

  11. 62 Proud Former White House Intern
    November 20, 2012 at 12:25 am


  12. 64 mtmarilyn
    November 20, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Chips and all of TODville, I want to thank you all for this great place. I stayed up to listen to the President’s speech in Burma early this morning. A friend asked why I would do that when I could watch it on youtube late. I told her there is nothing better than listening to it live, it almost helps you to feel you are there. I am sorry I missed the shirt! Reading about it is so naughty!!! Now off to bed, it has been a very long day.

    • 65 theo67
      November 20, 2012 at 12:53 am

      mtmarilyn – I feel the same. My sister asked me why I was staying up late two nights in a row, when we knew that Chips would post the video today. There’s just something about being there with the President when he actually makes history. I want to live the moment. And the funny thing is, after only four hours of sleep across two days, I felt strangely energized today. Seeing those images from Burma and Thailand and Cambodia, and knowing that the Asian people are coming into their own, and they have a guide to the future in President Obama who is showing them the best that can be, if they pursue good things for their people – it’s just beyond any words I have to describe. He’s just stunningly awesome.

      • 66 dudette9t9
        November 20, 2012 at 2:21 am

        I felt the same way too mt & theo. Amazing how I got through the day on something like 3 hrs of sleep. Not something I can do often, but wow, it was invigorating watching that speech as it happened!

    • 67 HZ
      November 20, 2012 at 1:01 am

      Have a restful and wonderful evening, Mtmarilyn. I know what you mean about watching our president while it is happening. I do not know how to do the DVR yet, and really do not have any desire so far. Getting a better tv because of my eyesight, so I am waiting for delivery.

      My did I have a lovely birthday. Visits, new iPhone and now another tv for my bedroom. I do not like a tv in the bedroom, but since it is just one now, I can stay in my bedroom and not have to go to my office room. Nice when the bones are hurting. My beautiful brother saw how his sis is having difficulty get up so quickly, so he makes it nice for me in my old age. Just a complete sweetheart and thoughtful young man. I am so grateful for so much love and concern from him.

      I am trying to learn how to use the iPhone. However, I have the time now to take my time and read slowly and play around with it.

      Nite to you MTmarilyn. Be well my dear one. HZ

      • 68 dudette9t9
        November 20, 2012 at 2:26 am

        Dear Sweet HZ, I’m so glad to hear your brother is taking good care of you and helping to keep you as comfortable as possible. You deserve all the love & care he and the rest of us can muster. I’m sending up prayers for healing grace for you. May your pain be eased and your eyesight sharpened. Take care love!

  13. 69 amk for obama
    November 20, 2012 at 12:31 am

    When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to 300 C.

    The Russians used a pencil.

  14. 72 amk for obama
    November 20, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Jim had an awful day fishing on the lake, sitting in the blazing sun all day without catching a single one. On his way home, he stopped at the supermarket and ordered four catfish. He told the fish salesman, “Pick four large ones out and throw them at me, will you?”

    “Why do you want me to throw them at you?”

    “Because I want to tell my wife that I caught them.”

    “Okay, but I suggest that you take the orange trout.”

    “Why’s that?”

    “Because your wife came in earlier today and said that if you came by, I should tell you to take orange trout. That’s what she’d like for supper tonight.”

  15. 74 jacquelineoboomer
    November 20, 2012 at 12:35 am

    *keep your shirts on*

    Oh, Chips, you are startlingly wonderful and funny, too! Thanks for this extra post.

    • 75 carla4obama
      November 20, 2012 at 12:55 am

      *keep your shirts on*
      “This shirt is made for walking…and that’s just what it’ll do.
      One of these days days this shirts’ gonna walk all over you.
      Are you ready shirt?……start walking!”

      • 76 jacquelineoboomer
        November 20, 2012 at 1:04 am

        Ha! Good one!

        You know, I think Nancy Sinatra who sang that song is an Obama supporter! Believe I saw some tweets from her, prior to the election. (Well, who isn’t a supporter!)

  16. 78 amk for obama
    November 20, 2012 at 12:41 am

    A father asked his son, Little Johnny, if he knew about the birds and the bees.

    “I don’t want to know!” Little Johnny said, exploding and bursting into tears. Confused, his father asked Little Johnny what was wrong.

    “Oh Pop,” Johnny sobbed, “for me there was no Santa Claus at age six, no Easter Bunny at seven, and no Tooth Fairy at eight. And if you’re telling me now that grown ups don’t really have sex, I’ve got nothing left to live for”.

  17. 80 amk for obama
    November 20, 2012 at 12:50 am

    • 81 theo67
      November 20, 2012 at 12:56 am


      • 82 HZ
        November 20, 2012 at 1:08 am

        Amk, I have such a joy in my soul to see how beautiful this election came out. This is just pure poetic justice, as they say.

        Let us move forward and enjoy these next 4 years with much joy and pride.

        Good Nite, amk. I know you are awake now. Be good to our princess, Ms. Chips. What an angel we have in her.

        We Send Nothing But Hugs of Appreciation, Loving Words, and So Much Love to you, Chips.

        (((((((((((((((((((((( Thank you from all of us. We love you so much, Chips))))))))))))))))))))))))HZ

        • 83 amk for obama
          November 20, 2012 at 1:18 am

          Thanks HZ. Yes, it’s an amazing achievement given that we had to fight two opponents, repthugs & their msm shills, simultaneously.

          Sleep tight.

    • 84 smoothscotch
      November 20, 2012 at 1:18 am

      ooooo an new name for chuckie, I likey…

      amk, your jokes are funny, where do you find this stuff?

      off to bed. see you tomorrow.

    • 85 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      November 20, 2012 at 1:31 am

      and in Pennsylvania, he got 46.87% — in my math book, that rounds up to 47%!

    • November 20, 2012 at 1:45 am

    • 87 susanne
      November 20, 2012 at 3:22 am

      wooohoooo! hope that makes big headlines!!

  18. 88 amk for obama
    November 20, 2012 at 1:10 am

  19. 90 theo67
    November 20, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Good night all (early night tonight) – what a wonderful journey through Asia these past few days. Thank you, Chipsticks – you’re just amazing! 🙂

  20. 91 jacquelineoboomer
    November 20, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Well, in my time zone, it’s already November 20 – Vice President Biden’s 70th Birthday!

    Happy Birthday, Joe, from little ol’ me (and the others) !!!!!!

  21. November 20, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Important …

  22. November 20, 2012 at 2:17 am

  23. 98 dudette9t9
    November 20, 2012 at 2:52 am

  24. 100 dudette9t9
    November 20, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Here’s what I say to Boehner and LyinRyan: Elections have consequences…

  25. 101 utaustinliberal
    November 20, 2012 at 3:02 am

  26. 102 utaustinliberal
    November 20, 2012 at 3:03 am

  27. 104 utaustinliberal
    November 20, 2012 at 3:16 am

    This behind the scenes tweet is so fascinating. The job of president never ends.

    • 105 Melissa
      November 20, 2012 at 3:48 am

      God, they must be so very tired. Flying across the globe is hard enough, but they had to juggle visiting all those countries, with trying to get Israelis and Palestinians not to massacre each other, as well as soothing the baby egos of those Capitol Hill leaders over the ” fiscal cliff” ( he apparently was on the phone with them too). How do they do it?????
      Sec Clinton deserve her rest. If I were her, I’d choose a peaceful place, rest, sleep, read, wind down and not answer my phone for at least a year.

  28. 106 utaustinliberal
    November 20, 2012 at 4:05 am

    Today is VP Biden’s birthday. You can wish him Happy Birthday on twitter using these handles: @VP and @JoeBiden

  29. 108 amk for obama
    November 20, 2012 at 4:28 am

    Just watched on BBC reporter saying that both PBO & HRC warning the nut-n-yahoo to back off gaza ground offensive.

  30. 109 susanne
    November 20, 2012 at 4:37 am

    good night all~

  31. November 20, 2012 at 5:05 am

    NOT FAIR TO THE EARLY BIRDS (lol I fell asleep 1020pm EST!!) so…here’s my take: OMG IT MOVES! Plus President Obama displays some extra swag in his walk these days. I wonder why???

  32. 112 amk for obama
    November 20, 2012 at 5:35 am

  33. 113 amk for obama
    November 20, 2012 at 5:43 am

  34. 114 amk for obama
    November 20, 2012 at 5:51 am

  35. 117 amk for obama
    November 20, 2012 at 5:51 am

  36. 118 anniebella
    November 20, 2012 at 6:16 am

    Hillary Clinton on her way to Israel. Why do people think war will solve anything? I mean both side, Israel and Hamas. It’s clear we have not learn one thing from all the terrible wars which has gone on before. Watching the was is going on over there which the young kids being kill is terrible.

    • 119 anniebella
      November 20, 2012 at 6:19 am

      I hope and pray SOS Clinton can reach Israel Prime Minister. Maybe he will listen to Romney or Cheney, oh no that’s a horrible ideal.

      • 120 anniebella
        November 20, 2012 at 6:29 am

        Speaking of Mitt, I heard he and Ann went to see the new Twilight movie. Kind of strange Mitt would want to see a movie about young vampires lovers. Oh course I have no idea exactly what the movie was about, I’ve never seen one of the movies, heard about it. I would think Mitt might would have chosen the new Lincoln movie. Well anyway who cares what movie Mitt goes to see. He’s History. Thank God.

  37. 122 utaustinliberal
    November 20, 2012 at 6:30 am

  38. 126 utaustinliberal
    November 20, 2012 at 6:37 am

  39. November 20, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Obama warns Egyptian President Morsi to rein in terrorists in Gaza

    Julian Pecquet – 11/19/12 08:16 PM ET
    Frustration in the U.S. over rocket attacks on Israel from Hamas militants is increasingly centered on Egypt.…

  40. 129 dotster3
    November 20, 2012 at 7:37 am

    If true, I understand why the Tampa gal, Jill Kelley, notified her FBI friend, shirtless or not——reports now that Paula Broadwell threatened to make her “go away”, that she had friends in high places (like the head of the CIA), insinuating she could have her ‘disappeared’.

  41. 139 utaustinliberal
    November 20, 2012 at 7:50 am

    • 140 susanne
      November 20, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      love this!
      my president is a black man born in hawaii my senator is a buddhist woman born in japan, and my congresswoman is hindu, born in samoa!

  42. 141 desertflower
    November 20, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Yeah…you should read this:) http://www.mlive.com/opinion/muskegon/index.ssf/2012/11/david_kolb_29.html

    So if you think the GOP is losing it now, just wait for the mega-tantrum to come when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada tries to take away baby’s toys.
    No one put it better than has Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein, who previewed this controversy, saying it’s high time to rein in the runaway filibuster.
    “The problem with a president promising to ‘change Washington’ is that the presidency isn’t the part of Washington that’s broken,” Klein noted. “The systemic gridlock, dysfunction and polarization that so frustrates the country isn’t located in the executive branch. It’s centered in Congress. And one of its key enablers is Senate Rule XXII.”
    That, folks, is the filibuster rule.
    It has become an essential part of the Republican obstruction strategy that the Party of No has undertaken since President Barack Obama’s first term in the White House.
    It will be — unless reformed — an essential part of the strategy to undo the voters’ mandate in the president’s second term.
    And oh, the damage it has wrought.
    As it’s now construed, the rule allows a mere 41 senators out of the 100 in the chamber to completely bring the business of the nation to a halt.
    Worse, these senators don’t have to do anything except watch the train derail before it arrives at the station. All it takes is their unwillingness to vote for cloture — essentially shutting off the promise of endless debate — which is enough to deny the legislative efforts of the other 59 senators.
    This is a point gravely misunderstood by citizens who criticize the so-called “gridlock” in Washington, assigning the blame to both major parties when in fact it’s only one major party — the Republicans — who are doing all the damage.
    Republicans are fond of pointing to “Democratic control of Congress” after the blue wave-election of 2006 in which the Dems regained numerical control of both houses.
    Yet the facts are these: the Democrats had a super-majority for a period of less than two years until the “Tea Party-wave” election gave Republicans the U.S. House majority in 2010. It was enough time to get a few good things done, but not enough time to completely reverse the damage of the Bush years.

  43. 142 dudette9t9
    November 20, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Obama’s fault…

  44. 143 desertflower
    November 20, 2012 at 8:34 am


    I’m loath to give the Republicans advice, but I’d humbly suggest that rather than giving their organization an uncomfortable exam just to change their tone, technology and turnout, they consider changing their ideas.
    And I’d suggest they start by looking at their position on freedom.
    The Republican Party has a major credibility gap on that issue. Why? The Republicans are for free enterprise, but not free people. And that is their fundamental problem.
    Ask any Republican about the party’s core values and they’ll list a bunch of variations of the word, “freedom.” Free enterprise, free markets, free trade, economic freedom, freedom from taxation and regulation … liberty, unchaining the private sector, “Don’t Tread On Me” flags … basically get the government out of the way so private action can flourish. Like a bunch of “Bravehearts,” they just want their “freeeeeeeeeedom!!”
    But their freedom only applies to businesses, not individuals.

    Thank you, Jennifer Granholm.

  45. 144 dudette9t9
    November 20, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of President-elect Peña Nieto of Mexico

    President Obama will host President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico at the White House on Tuesday, November 27. The President looks forward to meeting President-elect Peña Nieto and hearing about his vision for leading Mexico over the next six years. They plan to discuss a broad range of bilateral, regional and global issues during their Oval Office meeting. The President welcomes the opportunity to underscore the shared values and strong bonds of friendship between the United States and Mexico. The United States remains committed to work in partnership with Mexico to increase economic competitiveness in both countries, promote regional development, advance bilateral efforts to develop a secure and efficient 21st Century Border, and address our common security challenges.

  46. 146 hopefruit2
    November 20, 2012 at 8:38 am

  47. 147 utaustinliberal
    November 20, 2012 at 8:39 am

    It’s hilarious watching Joe Scarborough suck up to Nate Silver after calling “a joke” during the election. Joe says he (Scarborough) always predicted Pres. Obama would win. He also threw Gallup under the bus and said they were wrong all along and he called it. I had to crack up because there is endless footage of him hailing Gallup as the best thing since sliced pie and using it to justify a Romney win. 😆

  48. 149 dudette9t9
    November 20, 2012 at 8:45 am

  49. 150 utaustinliberal
    November 20, 2012 at 8:50 am

  50. 152 JER
    November 20, 2012 at 9:14 am

    • November 20, 2012 at 9:17 am

      Of course, Iron Dome has been hugely successful. Technology is US Patriot 3, developed by the Israeli Government and most of the expensive missiles are bought by the US Government.

  51. 155 FoxfireTX
    November 20, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I hope this is correct Jovie. But the idea of the US possibly evacuating US citizens from Israel for the first time, http://debka.com/# , and sending SoS there from SE Asia sends the signal that PBO has serious concerns.

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