Early Bird Chat

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131 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. January 17, 2014 at 7:29 am

    Good Friday Morning Chipsticks, COS, 99ts, Cindy…TOD Early Birds!!!

    I hope everyone has a good start to their weekend.

  2. 16 desertflower
    January 17, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Morning and Happy Friday! Happy Birthday, FLOTUS!!!! 🙂 Trust me, it just gets better after this one:)

  3. 18 Jovie
    January 17, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Oops just changed the channel from Eugene Robinson to nfl network.
    Eugene: ahh ah umm end the data bulk umm ahh ahh yah that’s right umm.

    Umm no, Eugene to early in the morning to listen to that . 🙂

  4. 28 vcprezofan2
    January 17, 2014 at 7:30 am

    A very ‘Good Morning/Noon 😀 /Evening/Night to TODobots the world over! 😀

  5. 32 vcprezofan2
    January 17, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Goooooood Mooorrrning, Chipsie Baby! Should I mention that you are a tad late-ish?

  6. January 17, 2014 at 7:36 am

  7. 36 Linda
    January 17, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Is Tom Coburn pulling a Trent Lott ? Leave two years prior to the end of your term so you can become a lobbyist sooner ?

  8. January 17, 2014 at 7:40 am

  9. 39 vcprezofan2
    January 17, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Okay guys, today’s the day! 😉 😆 Spread the word ✈ ✈ our FLOTUS is 50 – a beautiful lady**, inside and out! [**almost wrote ‘young thing’, then corrected myself. Wouldn’t want anyone to be offended on this ‘special’ birthday.]

  10. 42 desertflower
    January 17, 2014 at 7:42 am


    Oklahoma Senator Coburn, battling cancer, to step down at year end

    • 43 Don
      January 17, 2014 at 8:18 am

      I don’t wish cancer on anybody, but I do wish that everybody had the same resources as Senator Coburn does to fight this disease.

  11. January 17, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Baby cuteness at the end:

  12. 45 Jovie
    January 17, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Andrea Mitchel is trolling the President and NSA, in twitter this morning.
    It’s almost like she’s paid to do just that!

    • 46 jackiegrumbacher
      January 17, 2014 at 8:05 am

      Joviw, she’s a hopeless hasbeen. She IS paid to deliver the Republican line. That’s her schtick.

      • 47 Lovepolitics2008
        January 17, 2014 at 8:20 am

        She’s probably a republican. Her husband is Alan Greenspan, so they gravitate among the world’s “elite”. She seems fond of the Clintons but the Clintons ARE gravitating among the world’s elite. They’re part of the Big Club now.

        • 48 hopefruit2
          January 17, 2014 at 8:23 am

          The Clintons have always been that way. That’s why some Republicans in the media LOVE them. Because they preserve the status quo of obscene wealth inequality while pretending to care about ordinary folks.

          • 49 Lovepolitics2008
            January 17, 2014 at 8:57 am

            I think they do care to a degree. And they sincerely believe that trickle-down economics don’t work. The problem is that they’re not willing to take any risk, to make any sacrifice for pushing a liberal agenda. It’s politics first. With President Obama, politics is rarely his first priority. And that’s why he is a transformative president.

            That being said, the danger of the GOP getting more power is so great that if Hillary Clinton is the democratic nominee in 2016, I want her to win. No question in my mind she’d be better than any republican. And if she has a democratic Congress, there WILL be progress, I’m confident about it. The Obama coalition has transformed the democratic party, and the push for change will still be an internal force to reckon with.

        • January 17, 2014 at 9:12 am

          Greenspan called Bill Clinton one of our best Republican Presidents.

  13. January 17, 2014 at 7:55 am

  14. January 17, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Glen Greenwald is on Twitter this morning trying to get in front of the President’s NSA announcement. He may have some idiots fooled, but I’m not one of them.

  15. 59 JER
    January 17, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Good Morning Chips and everybody!

    • 60 99ts
      January 17, 2014 at 8:46 am

      It’s just a tragic accident, according to the investigator – just a byproduct of the necessity to keep a loaded gun in a house where young children can find it. I mean, the gun has to be loaded – otherwise what’s the point of having it – and it has to be easily accessible for the same reason.

      Two families and grandfather are absolutely devestated – because 2nd amendment rights – or some other absolutely stupid notion.

  16. 61 amk for obama
    January 17, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Israel summons the ambassadors of Britain, France, Italy and Spain to accuse their countries of hypocritical pro-Palestinian bias


    Right, every one wrong is except me.

    • 62 Don
      January 17, 2014 at 8:14 am

      I am so tired of Israel and its rush to war, if Israel wants to go to war then go ahead, but leave every other country out of it.

    • 63 jackiegrumbacher
      January 17, 2014 at 8:16 am

      Yep. It’s the old “I’m ok. You’re not okay” syndrome. Used to be a sign of mental illness.

    • 64 Lovepolitics2008
      January 17, 2014 at 8:29 am

      Netanyahu is one of the worst things that has happened to Israël in decades. Israël is losing its credibility.

      Very conservative governments are always the same. They’re consumed with fear and anger. They’re suspicious of everyone, they behave like bullies. Working for peace is not in their DNA.

      At some point, the people of Israël themselves will have to realize that electing conservative governments is totally counterproductive.

      • 65 amk for obama
        January 17, 2014 at 8:32 am

        Hope more and more EU countries put the pressure on nut n yahoo to make him realize that he got no better ally than US.

  17. 66 hopefruit2
    January 17, 2014 at 8:13 am

  18. 69 jackiegrumbacher
    January 17, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Ahh, thanks, Chips–just the sweetness I needed to start the day. I hope our FLOTUS gets lifted up with everyone’s love today. She brings so much light and happiness to other people–I want this to be the day she gets all of that back in great heaps of affection. Too bad PBO has to deal with the NSA stuff and the GG trolls today. Maybe romance will be in the air at the WH tonight. Even though we’re retired, I still feel a sense of relief when Friday comes. TGIF, everyone.

  19. 70 amk for obama
    January 17, 2014 at 8:26 am

  20. 71 amk for obama
    January 17, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Lotsa Jan babes.

  21. 73 hopefruit2
    January 17, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Does anyone know at what time today PBO’s NSA speech will be? 🙂

    • January 17, 2014 at 8:37 am

      Hiya Hopefruit, it’s at 11:0 EST

      • 75 hopefruit2
        January 17, 2014 at 8:43 am

        Okay – thanks Chips & allison. Will be on the road so looks like I’ll have to miss it, but I will be able to access Twitter and get the gist! 🙂

        • January 17, 2014 at 8:48 am

          Hopefruit, Greenwald must have got hold of PBO’s speech, he seems to know exactly what he’s going to say 🙄

          • 77 99ts
            January 17, 2014 at 9:10 am

            In his dreams – I am, and will remain, aghast as what GG encouraged Snowden to do – the latter is the same age as my daughter & has thrown his life away because ???

            There are many ways to protest against what you consider unjust laws without giving up those very freedoms that he said he wants to save. I think this story needs much more investigation to see who was really behind yet another attempt to bring down the President. I seriously doubt this would ever have happened under a GOP President.

            • January 17, 2014 at 9:18 am

              Couldn’t agree more 99ts. I shouldn’t be amazed, but I am, by how little (none?) effort has been made by media to look in to Greenwald’s connections/agenda. And the fact that Snowden had no issue with his industry – and hated whistleblowers – before January 2009. The whole thing stinks, but of course, Greenwald has profited beautifully.

          • 79 hopefruit2
            January 17, 2014 at 9:11 am

            PBO must’ve whispered into GG’s ear last night the entire speech!

  22. 83 JER
    January 17, 2014 at 8:37 am

  23. 84 amk for obama
    January 17, 2014 at 8:39 am

  24. 85 Jewelz
    January 17, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Happy 50th Birthday to our wonderful and beautiful first lady Michelle Obama! We love you!!

  25. 86 hopefruit2
    January 17, 2014 at 8:45 am

    So Audra McDonald is also a FLOTUS fan? That’s great, because I’ve been saying for the longest while that I want her to play FLOTUS if there’s ever a broadway play featuring PBO…

  26. 87 amk for obama
    January 17, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has refused to approve a controversial bill to toughen punishments for homosexuals.

    He has written to the parliamentary speaker criticising her for passing it in December without a quorum.

    Homosexuals were “abnormal” or were so for “mercenary reasons” and could be “rescued”, a local paper quotes his letter as saying.

    The bill includes life imprisonment for homosexual acts and also makes it a crime not to report gay people.

    The promotion of homosexuality – even talking about it without condemning the lifestyle – would also be punishable by a prison term.

    The BBC’s Catherine Byaruhanga in the capital, Kampala, says the president is aware that if he signs the bill there will be an international outcry, which could see some countries suspend aid to the country.

  27. 89 amk for obama
    January 17, 2014 at 8:57 am

    I hope the NJ dems atone for their fallacy by drowning the fucker in subpoenas.

    • 90 99ts
      January 17, 2014 at 9:03 am

      I’m hoping they name the 20 about 5 minutes after the President’s speech so GG gets well upstaged as he tries to claim his dear friend Snowden saved the world.

  28. 91 Claire
    January 17, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Happy 50th birthday to the most dedicated and relatable first lady this country has ever known. The first 50 are just the beginning for this dynamic FLOTUS… like wine she only gets better with time. I think her next 50 will be even more exciting!

    • 92 vcprezofan2
      January 17, 2014 at 9:26 am

      Clare, do you tweet? Your first sentence is very tweet-able IMO. Why not help drown out the GGs, Andrea Mitchells and other RWNJs of the twitter world today with brief heartfelt messages like these! These are , after all, facts.

  29. 93 99ts
    January 17, 2014 at 9:12 am

    I rarely read “The Hill” RW rag that it is – but one of the headings keeps jumping out at me today

    “Monsieur le Président plus one for White House state dinner”

    I love that the French carry on regardless – waiting for the outcome – while the US media gets itself all bothered.

  30. 94 anniebella
    January 17, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Happy 50th Birthday to Mrs. Michelle Obama…….Our Lovely First Lady.

  31. 98 amk for obama
    January 17, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Public pushback works whether it’s a corrupt pol or corrupt tv.

  32. 99 yardarm756
    January 17, 2014 at 9:34 am

    G’day mates and a Happy Birthday FLOTUS!

  33. 104 amk for obama
    January 17, 2014 at 9:36 am

  34. 105 amk for obama
    January 17, 2014 at 9:39 am

    • 106 Don
      January 17, 2014 at 9:45 am

      Well, that didn’t take long.

    • 109 Cindy
      January 17, 2014 at 9:59 am

      Good morning amk for Obama,
      Happy Friday!!

      If this guy is granted immunity; what happens if he says, I don’t have anything else to say, I told you the truth? I am trying to understand, how do they know if he is truthful, “after” they give him immunity?

      • 110 Don
        January 17, 2014 at 10:07 am

        Don’t worry Cindy; this guy is going to give up everything and more to avoid stepping inside of a court room. This guy isn’t about to save Christie’s ass at the expense of trying to save his own ass. At the end of the day all these motherfuckers are going to talk.

        • 111 Cindy
          January 17, 2014 at 10:19 am

          Good morning Don!

          Happy Friday to you!!!

          Thank you! I have been wondering about this from the beginning. They are all so devoted to Christie cream.

      • 112 amk for obama
        January 17, 2014 at 10:09 am

        GM Cindy. Yes, he could possibly be trolling them. But I am sure there are some smart dems out there who could gauge who and how he is going o p incriminate before they grant him that immunity.

        • 113 Cindy
          January 17, 2014 at 10:22 am

          Thank you amk for Obama,

          I am sure hoping so. They love Christie cream and the ground he walks on, and I feel like he is going to pull one over on them or at least try to. My concern; where is the safety net before giving him anything?

  35. January 17, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Wow, this is weird:

    Wall Street Journal Reporter Goes Missing in New Jersey, Credit Card Mysteriously Used in Mexico


  36. 116 amk for obama
    January 17, 2014 at 9:45 am

  37. 120 forus50
    January 17, 2014 at 9:49 am

  38. 123 amk for obama
    January 17, 2014 at 9:52 am

  39. 124 amk for obama
    January 17, 2014 at 10:13 am

  40. 125 Ann_T
    January 17, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Happy Birthday to our wonderful FLOTUS! (and many more) 🙂

  41. 128 Nena20409
    January 17, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Happy Five-0 to Mrs. Michelle Obama.

  42. January 17, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Hey all – I just joined Instagram yesterday, and in honor of the First Lady’s birthday, I’ll be posting some super old pictures of FLOTUS from ’07 and ’08 (and maybe some from ’12, too) pretty much all day today…

  43. 130 stufankjian
    January 17, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Hey all, sorry if this is a double post (I’m terrible at this stuff), but at the urging of my 10 year-old cousin, I just put my Instagram account (stufankjian) public yesterday, and in honor of the First Lady’s birthday, I’ll be posting some older pictures from ’07 and ’08 pretty much all day today.

    Hope you’re all well!

    • January 17, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      Scout! I completely missed your comment this morning, UT (@NerdyWonka) just alerted me. Wonderful to hear from you, and thrilled your 10-year-old cousin persuaded you to Instagram-ize your work! Will add link in the sidebar here so that your account is only one click away. Thank you so much for dropping by, hope all’s great.

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