Early Bird Chat



135 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. 1 Roberta in Mn
    November 5, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Good morning Chips & Danny😀😊

  2. 3 Roberta in Mn
    November 5, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Happy Birthday amk 🌍🎁🎈🎂

  3. 8 amk for obama
    November 5, 2013 at 7:01 am

    LOL. Thanks Chips. Nice cake.

  4. November 5, 2013 at 7:04 am

    G’morning Chips & TOD, and happy birthday to THE amk!! Congrats Roberta on # 1 🙂

  5. 21 amk for obama
    November 5, 2013 at 7:06 am


    • 22 a4alice
      November 5, 2013 at 8:54 am

      Scary tweet. But true. RT’d.

      The Happiest of Birthday’s Amk!!! 😀

    • 24 misspat
      November 5, 2013 at 1:05 pm

      One wants less taxis I guess he has his own car. The other one says that respect are country, I had to stop and think, he meant ‘our.’ Yet another says he is a Christian with such a nasty message on his back. Then one says to get a brain ‘morans’. Jesus, take the wheel!

  6. 25 sherijr
    November 5, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Happy Birthday even AMK ~ Happy Birthday Mrs. Elba (Iamh) ~ Many happy wishes to you both for today & always 🙂

  7. 30 Jovie
    November 5, 2013 at 7:16 am


    Many people on this blog thinks that Steve Schmidt is a sage and a moderate. Ya right , just like Scott Brown was a Liberal ??? Whatever!

  8. November 5, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Have a WONDERFUL birthday amk! Don’t get into too much trouble now 🙂

  9. November 5, 2013 at 7:23 am

    PBO followed by a surprise Idris Elba? Whew! Give a girl a chance! They’re going to think I’m awfully weird sitting on a naughty mat at the teacher inservice today!! And good morning Chips, Danny and all and sundry others!

  10. 40 Roberta in MN
    November 5, 2013 at 7:28 am

    How do I put a face or whatever in the box by my name? Instructions please. 🙂

  11. 41 africa
    November 5, 2013 at 7:28 am

    Morning Everyone. Happy Tuesday.

  12. 42 Ladyhawke
    November 5, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Boehner Sheds a Tear For Your Jobs

    by JM Ashby


    White House press secretary Jay Carney rightfully ridiculed Boehner’s statement.

    Carney said the reasoning behind Boehner’s opposition “sounds familiar to the opposition to all civil rights measures” in the nation’s history.

    “That opposition was wrong then and is wrong now,” Carney said.

    If the Senate passes the ENDA and House Republicans kill it, they will be locked into a distinctly anti-gay position for the foreseeable future.



  13. 43 jackiegrumbacher
    November 5, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Amk, you got a cake with strawberries and the First Lady. Who could ask for anything more. Have a great, great day and a terrific birthday.

  14. 45 africa
    November 5, 2013 at 7:31 am

    60 Minutes shamed itself.

  15. 47 jackiegrumbacher
    November 5, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Lamh, have a great birthday. If that Idris Elba photo doesn’t make your day, I don’t know what will. Maybe you’ll get your favorite cake with an extra dollop of icing and ice cream on the side. Hope you have a terrific day and an even better year.

  16. 48 africa
    November 5, 2013 at 7:34 am

    • 49 57andfemale
      November 5, 2013 at 7:50 am

      Republicans hounded CBS and Dan Rather and got him fired for telling the truth about W. and his National Guard history.

      Where are the Democrats — the official ones – yelling for decent journalism NOW?

      Part of the reason GOP lies seep into the mainstream is the fact that not enough Democrats show outrage when outrage is the required response. Not just the blogosphere or twitter – but the DNC, the administration. The Benghazi lies, together with the major networks not doing the basic investigation into their breathless b.s. on ACA – THIS IS A SCANDAL. But it is only perceived as a scandal if Democratic leaders show proper outrage.

      So I’m outraged.

  17. November 5, 2013 at 7:35 am

    Special birthday wishes to amk and lamh! Hope both of you have a fantastic day and a blessed year ahead!!!! 🙂 🙂

  18. 53 mtmarilyn
    November 5, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Good morning TOD family! What a wonderful way to start the day. Happy Birthday to Amk and Lam. Hope Amk has been having a wonderful day and that Lamh will have a wonderful day.

    Remember everyone VOTE today

  19. 55 Jovie
    November 5, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Btw in florida I voted already. 5 people were there, school board and various issues like defunding obamacare etc.
    So everybody vote, it’s important.

  20. 56 utaustinliberal
    November 5, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Loving Sir Pat Stew more and more everyday.

  21. 58 hopefruit2
    November 5, 2013 at 7:45 am

    I don’t know about NJ, and I’m pretty sure that VA will be okay, but I’m in a NY state of mind right now, and NYCers are NOT playing and are ready to VOTE. I’m already seeing early reports of long lines

    • 59 Vicki
      November 5, 2013 at 8:37 am

      I’m in downtown NYC and will vote between 10:00 am and 11:00 am. The precise time is my own way of estimating voter turnout. Same polling place at same time for EVERY election no matter how small gives me a pretty good idea of how the turnout in general in my city will be.
      I will report back afer I vote.
      I am so excited to be voting for Bill deBlasio Tish James and Scott Stringer!!!

  22. 62 africa
    November 5, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Amk 🙂 🙂 🙂 Happy Birthday!!

  23. 64 utaustinliberal
    November 5, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Go vote, people.

  24. 66 Jovie
    November 5, 2013 at 7:58 am

  25. 67 Jovie
    November 5, 2013 at 8:00 am

  26. 72 ber6964
    November 5, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Good Morning and Happy Birthday to Amk and Lamh. Chips may I haz a cake for my birthday tommorrow??

  27. 79 JER
    November 5, 2013 at 8:08 am

  28. 80 desertflower
    November 5, 2013 at 8:12 am


    As the week began, another “Obamacare” horror story hit the press, instigating a fleet of outrage-pornographers and concern trolls across the political spectrum to resume its self-flagellation and screeching about the disastrous Affordable Care Act — selectively forgetting about actual healthcare horror stories that existed before the law was implemented. It was a story focusing on yet another vague, anecdotal tale about a hapless ACA victim whose insurance policy was canceled, thus vindicating the accusation that the president lied about “keeping your existing insurance policy if you like it.”

    Before we dive into the lie accusation, let’s take a closer look at an op/ed for the Wall Street Journal written by a stage-4 gallbladder cancer survivor, Edie Littlefield Sundby.

    Sundby wrote that she received a letter from UnitedHealthcare announcing the cancellation of her insurance policy. She was advised to seek a different plan from the ACA exchange in California, known as Cover California. However, she claimed that there aren’t any insurance plans in the exchange that are accepted by both her primary care doctors at University of California San Diego, and her oncologists at and Stanford, thus forcing her to choose one or the other.

    Much more there….

  29. 81 Wanda N VA 4 Obama
    November 5, 2013 at 8:13 am

    I’m on my way to vote for Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northern and Mark Herring! After I vote, I’m working with Terry’s campaign to GOTV! 12 hours from now, I hope we will be saying good bye to “The Cooch!” TTYL TOD!!

  30. November 5, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Many of you in the previous threads have commented about Christie. I share your dismay about dems voting for him. This is the way I see it. Before Sandy he was not all that popular. His bullying was all over the news and his cuts to education and disdain for unions, the poor and support for the rich was well known. He was criticized for taking the state helicopter to his son’s ball games and being out of the state campaigning for others. He was criticized for being in DisneyWorld when a blizzard hit the state and grandstanding for the media after Irene. But Sandy did something to the regular folks just like 9/11 promoted Mayor Giuliani. They have amnesia when it comes to his record and his opponent is like Coakley from Mass. She is not well known and did not get support from the party. Now the big guys in the party are another issue. They are corrupt and distribute many patronage jobs. He courted them in 2009 against Corzine and continued. There is a guy in south Jersey, George Norcross, with whom he has made deals and Norcross is best buddies with the Senate president. He has also made deals with the Essex County executive (that’s where Newark is). What he calls bipartisanship is sleazy deal making for the benefit of the politician not the people. If you saw the campaigns of the state house people, you’d see democrats running with their pictures along side Christie. They never even mentioned Buono. It’s been a very disheartening race for me . I have a memory and know what he did to teachers. And while I voted for the local dems they are as bad and disgust me as well.

    • November 5, 2013 at 8:25 am

      Thanks for that explanation, Diane. I am truly baffled by this situation but now I can see the root of it.

      I doubt he will get very far in 2016 but then maybe we’ll be rid of him once and for all?

    • November 5, 2013 at 9:28 am

      Big Boss Politics….

      same here in Philadelphia…it was the reason why PBO had to build his own network from scratch…i mentioned this during the 2012 campaign about how OFA did not get much support from the DEM machine in Philadelphia…and i saw that first hand in my community….there is no longer a grass roots network here in Philadelphia…there was in the 60s and 70s…helped to defeat Rizzo and his bid to change the Home Rule Charter…also it was this same movement that elected the first black mayor…Wilson Goode…

      alot of the elected officials who were elected on this wave are no longer around….

      Big Boss Politics beneft from low voter turnout and an uninvolved electorate….

      also…i do not think that these folks are interested in the OBAMA Coalition or the issues that drive it…

      Smarty Pants wrote an essay asking the question … who will be able to take the baton from PBO to continue to build as PBO calls it a more perfect Union…who will be able to keep the coalition together to continue to move us Forward?

  31. 89 amk for obama
    November 5, 2013 at 8:15 am

  32. 90 hopefruit2
    November 5, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Yes, everything MUST be about Obama somehow….

  33. 93 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 5, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Good morning Chips! Good morning TOD! Happy Election Day! ! ! It’s a classic fall morning here in Richmond VA. Cool, crisp, and dry. Perfect day for voting! I’ll be following the happenings all day and then voting after work.

    Here’s to a Democratic sweep!

    Happy Birfday (again) amk!

    Happy Birfday lamh!

  34. 95 desertflower
    November 5, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Checked the NBC website and saw a story from Upchuck…he says that “Christie proving he’s electable nationwide”….Really? How did he come to that conclusion??? No. I didn’t read the story…this much already made me scratch my head.

    • November 5, 2013 at 8:40 am

      Really? Romney won his gubernatorial race in MA too, but his national election didn’t work out so well. Up chuck makes me up chuck.

      • 97 hopefruit2
        November 5, 2013 at 8:49 am

        Sarah Palin was governor of Alaska, but her national election didn’t work out so well. And Christie is not PROVING anything. He’s not trying to win the GOP base in NJ – he’s trying to win a group of confused Democrats which he has so far successfully fooled. He’s in for a huge shock if he tries to run for President – the dynamics will be completely different

        • 98 amk for obama
          November 5, 2013 at 8:59 am

          Yup, no way the fucker wins even NJ in 2016. By that time, NJ’ers would have tasted his ‘successes’. If he gets elected today.

  35. 100 hopefruit2
    November 5, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Romney did the same thing, and the American people spoke and somehow, neither the media or the GOP can accept the decision of the American people.

  36. 102 amk for obama
    November 5, 2013 at 8:21 am

  37. November 5, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Good morning and lots of GRAND WISHES to amk and lamh and all other TOD birthday lurkers. Have a wonderful day full of fun surprise, loving family and friends.

  38. 105 hopefruit2
    November 5, 2013 at 8:23 am

  39. November 5, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Birthday Wishes,,,AMK…

  40. 112 symmetry11
    November 5, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Happy Birthday, AMK!

  41. 114 JER
    November 5, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Happy Birthday, AMK. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? Satchel Paige

  42. 116 symmetry11
    November 5, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Happy Birthday, Lamh!

  43. 117 JER
    November 5, 2013 at 8:43 am

  44. 118 JER
    November 5, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Happy Birthday, LAMH! Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words. Plautus

  45. 120 hopefruit2
    November 5, 2013 at 9:06 am

  46. 121 a4alice
    November 5, 2013 at 9:07 am

    K. I’m at work so gotta go but glad to see all are fired up and voting. My plan is to vote after work. We have school board and the mayor and that’s our elections for today. Voting DFL! Gotta get those progressives in at the first level of government (school boards) so we can turn this nation around to a more progressive union, right folks?

    OK off I go. Happy birthday Lamh!

    Hope the rest of TOD has a great day!

  47. 123 amk for obama
    November 5, 2013 at 9:10 am

  48. 124 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    November 5, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Happy Birthday, AMK & LAMH!

    Happy Belated Birthday (yesterday), Wanda N Va 4 Obama!

    May you all be blessed with love, peace and joy!

  49. 125 amk for obama
    November 5, 2013 at 9:15 am


  50. 127 amk for obama
    November 5, 2013 at 9:16 am

  51. 128 amk for obama
    November 5, 2013 at 9:17 am

  52. 129 amk for obama
    November 5, 2013 at 9:18 am

  53. 130 amk for obama
    November 5, 2013 at 9:20 am

    New thread, new thread, new thread. Gonna be busy day.

  54. 131 Jewelz
    November 5, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Happy Birthday, Amk!
    Happy Birthday, Lamh!

  55. 134 Eveingeorgia
    November 5, 2013 at 9:34 am

    Happy Birthday AMK and Lamh!

    • 135 Nena20409
      November 5, 2013 at 11:43 am


      Happy B’Day to bt Amk and Lamh.

      That Picture up Thread is 1001% the best 😉

      Happy Birthday to You ❗

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