Chat Away

Completely Random Old Pic to show solidarity with our snowed-in TODers 😕

Now, chat on!

137 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. 1 Ann_T
    January 23, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Good cold Morning TOD’ers. 🙂

  2. 3 Ann_T
    January 23, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Hi Chipsticks. I love that picture of PBO and the girls. They are growing up so fast. He probably looks at it and sighs. 🙂

  3. 5 Nerdy Wonka
    January 23, 2014 at 11:44 am

    OH. MY. GOD.

  4. 21 57andfemale
    January 23, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Let’s just say – any photo of anyone romping in the snow, even my beloved First Family, is not enjoyable to me.

    Chicago’s average snow fall by this date: 16.8 inches. Snow fall so far this season: 45 inches. And Mayor Emanuel just doesn’t bother with adequate snow removal. But he was on the news yesterday, touting some gazillion dollar plan to bring more tourism to Chicago. How about salting and plowing some side streets and fixing the craters in the roads that are ruining our cars?

    He closed 50 public schools this school year and announced 7 new charter schools yesterday. Hey, I can argue both sides of the education/teachers’ union issue in Chicago. But to close 50 public schools and then open charter schools (which have checkered records of success) is what I expect from RW thugs, not a Democratic mayor.

    He’s been a real disappointment.

  5. 22 Linda
    January 23, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Brian Shackman just said Arizona does observe MLK jr day to the only AA left in the Az Legislature…who is leaving due to term limits.

    Az will have zero AA’s after she leaves……

    He also said well, there are only a little over 4 % AA there anyway.

  6. 23 Nerdy Wonka
    January 23, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Wouldn’t you just loooooooooooove to be a white man in America for a day and do whatever the heck you wanted without consequences? 🙄

    • 24 japa21
      January 23, 2014 at 11:58 am

      Actually, I just think they are both classless punks. Has nothing to do with race. However, Sherman has far more talent than Bieber.

      • 25 Nerdy Wonka
        January 23, 2014 at 12:02 pm

        Sherman graduated from Stanford with an almost 4.0 GPA. Does fantastic charity work, explained in detail why he yelled, apologized, the reporter who was interviewing him, said he had every right to yell. It was a post-game interview. When you speak to players for a post-game interview, I don’t expect them to be spouting Shakespeare.

        Justin Bieber is NOT in the same class or rank as Richard Sherman. Justin Bieber feels his privilege gives him the right to do whatever he wants to do and break laws without consequences.

        Richard Sherman did not break any laws. He was loud during a post game interview. 99.9% of footballers do the same.

        • 26 donna dem 4 obama
          January 23, 2014 at 12:03 pm


        • 29 Linda
          January 23, 2014 at 12:05 pm

          I agree……..

        • 30 anniebella
          January 23, 2014 at 12:11 pm

          Well what is people saying on tweeter about Justin Bieber? I know what alot of them said about R. Sherman. And alot of it was racists. You are so right about Bieber, he is heading down a dangerous road, and his Mom or someone who love him better try reaching out to him before it’s to late.

        • January 23, 2014 at 12:28 pm


        • January 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm

          don’t know how the laughter got there…:-(.

        • 33 Ann_T
          January 23, 2014 at 12:40 pm

          I agree about Sherman. Right after the big play and seconds were ticking off the clock, Sherman ran over to Crabtree with his hand extended to shake his hand. Saying ‘Hell of a game to Crabtree…’ Crabtree did not shake his hand…worse…he shoved Sherman in the face. Soon after that, Sherman was interviewed by Erin Andrews. To say the least, emotions were high. He did not curse and he was not mean to Andrews. I really don’t know anything about either player but Sherman is getting a bad rap in this situation.

          Bieber has been going downhill for a long time. At least this time he was arrested. He reminds me of Lindsay Lohan, a short stint in jail or rehab won’t change him.

          • 34 anniebella
            January 23, 2014 at 1:59 pm

            I saw when Crabtree shove Sherman in the face. I think Sherman could have handle things alittle different but I don’t think he is a thug, and deserve all the racists bull that he received.

        • 35 Puddin'
          January 23, 2014 at 7:07 pm

          THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • 36 Nena20409
        January 23, 2014 at 12:06 pm

        Muhammad Ali was called all kinds of Names and his Livelihood taken away for over 3 years.

        This young man said Nothing offensive. He praised his work.

    • January 23, 2014 at 12:13 pm

      Well, on a bright note, #deportBieber is trending.

  7. 38 japa21
    January 23, 2014 at 11:56 am

  8. 39 hopefruit2
    January 23, 2014 at 11:56 am

    There is an ugly photoshopped moon-face image of Hillary Clinton circulating on the Twitter. That is just FUGLY, and plain ridiculous. 😦

    • 40 Nena20409
      January 23, 2014 at 11:58 am

      That is from the NYT per TPM. I had seen the photo there.

    • 41 Nerdy Wonka
      January 23, 2014 at 11:59 am

      This is it. It was done by the NYT and it’s insulting. They’ve lost their minds.

    • 45 donna dem 4 obama
      January 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Hey HF2 in response to your question on the previous thread about who will do the Republican rebuttal for the President’s SOTU address I would bet that they had planned to have Christie Cream do it but because of the scandal they are scrambling to find a replacement. 🙂

      • 46 Nena20409
        January 23, 2014 at 12:03 pm

        Yep. Humpty Dumpty fell on the Great Bridge ❓ Off the GWB ❓ Yes.

      • 47 hopefruit2
        January 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm

        I’m inclined to agree with you donna…they’re scrambling to find their next savior because this one turned out to be a dud even BEFORE he gave his rebuttal, unlike the previous four who bombed after their rebuttals. But who knows, they’ve still got Snowden… maybe he will give the rebuttal from his bastion of freedom and liberty up in Russia?

        • 48 symmetry11
          January 23, 2014 at 1:19 pm

          Mike Lee to give tea party SOTU response

          • 49 hopefruit2
            January 23, 2014 at 1:27 pm

            LMAO! Why is there a separate “Tea Party” rebuttal? The Baggers & GOP are one and the same. //smh

            Anyway, the article notes: “Republicans have yet to announce who will give their response; the party leaders usually tap a rising star ready to boost their national profile.”

            Well, there are no rising stars in the GOP right now. LOL!

          • 52 jacquelineoboomer
            January 23, 2014 at 1:28 pm

            Wonder if he’ll quote from his buddy Cruz who quoted from his buddy Dr. Suess and do a little Green Eggs and Ham?

            Disgusted. I am. I am.

  9. 53 Linda
    January 23, 2014 at 11:58 am


    CNN has a special on Bieber already ….showing it Friday night.


  10. January 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Chips, you really MUST stop drunk dialing Manchester emergency services demanding to speak with Sir Alex.

  11. 62 donna dem 4 obama
    January 23, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Okay folks I could absolutely care less that this over-hyped, under-talented kid got arrested today for what will probably be the first of many.


  12. January 23, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    WELP! Got a call from the cancer center this morning. My doctor sees potential breakage in my lower lower spine (my left sacrum to be exact). So she wants me to do a follow up with that xray doctor again (the cute one I mentioned before). Nurse told me to take it easy and don’t do any jumping. I told her I haven’t jumped in months. Thinking about it now, I literally have not jumped, ran, skipped or engaged in any jarring movements in a year. I’ve already had 2 surgeries on my spine. Really not looking forward to another.


    • 64 donna dem 4 obama
      January 23, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      Stay strong GB. Your positivity is inspiring and I will keep you in my daily prayers.

    • 65 Nerdy Wonka
      January 23, 2014 at 12:07 pm

      I am sending you prayers and well wishes and hoping at the end of it all for a positive outcome. You are in our thoughts, GB.

    • 66 Linda
      January 23, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      Sending good thoughts GB…..be strong….

    • 67 Nena20409
      January 23, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      You are in prayers.


    • 68 57andfemale
      January 23, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      Oh, gobrooklyn, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending healing energy your way.


    • 69 Cindy
      January 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      Good afternoon gobrooklyn,

      Sending “healing prayers” your way and I hope that you don’t have to have the surgery. My belief; when all hope is gone, prayers still changes things. Keep the faith! My Pastor likes to say; we know what the doctor said but did God say : )

      Have a wonderful and awesome blessed day.

    • 70 jackiegrumbacher
      January 23, 2014 at 12:14 pm

      GOB, you will surmount this obstacle just the way you’ve surmounted all the others thrown in your path. You have tremendous strength, courage and determination. We are all on your side. And in addition to everything else, you’re an amazing inspiration to everyone here.

    • 72 sherijr
      January 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      Adding my positive, healing thoughts & wishes for you (((((((GB))))))) ~ You can do this.

    • 73 MightyPamela
      January 23, 2014 at 12:28 pm

      {{{{gb}}}}. Holding Light around you, GoBrooklyn.

    • 74 hopefruit2
      January 23, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      GB, wishing you the best outcome possible, and hope you won’t have to do another surgery. Sending positive and healing vibes your way. ((((GB))))

    • January 23, 2014 at 12:42 pm

      Thank you all for the encouraging words. Really appreciate it.

      • 76 otter44
        January 23, 2014 at 6:21 pm

        Dear GB

        Sending you healing thoughts and prayers.I hope that you will not need another surgery. I have lost 2 sisters to cancer and have it myself. My mantra continues to be the light conquers the darkness. Lean on your friends. Take comfort from all those who are fighting their battles along with you. Love is strong. and of course dont let the Republicans bite.

    • January 23, 2014 at 12:42 pm

      Sending positive thoughts your way, gb. Even tho you haven’t been busy jumping, have you been getting around ok? I like your personality and ability to pluck out of that news the one cool reminder—–that your dr. is cute. We are all pulling for you—–keep us informed.

      • January 23, 2014 at 12:57 pm

        I’ve been getting around fine. My hip hurts much less than it used to. Sometimes not at all. I use the cane only when I go out but it’s not absolutely necessary.

    • 82 Layla
      January 23, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      GB I continue to pray for you. Hope HZ sees this and wraps her angel wings around you

    • 83 Ann_T
      January 23, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Sending prayers GB. Take a care!

    • January 23, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      Stay Strong….praying that you will be able to handle whatever you need to GoB..((huggs))

    • 85 amk for obama
      January 23, 2014 at 1:12 pm

      Best wishes, gb.

    • 86 symmetry11
      January 23, 2014 at 1:21 pm

      Praying for you GB!

    • 87 GGail
      January 23, 2014 at 1:25 pm

      Saying a little prayer for you (((((GB))))

    • January 23, 2014 at 1:29 pm

      Stay fierce, {{{{GoB}}}}. You’ve been an amazing warrior. This is only a potential issue and may not mean much except you get to see your cute doctor! We are all lifting you up for highest healing.

    • 89 jacquelineoboomer
      January 23, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      Love you, GB. And we are with you!

    • January 23, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      Hey. Thanks again guys. Thank you for the kind words. I’ll try not to imagine worst care scenarios until I see my doctor.

    • 91 rikyrah
      January 23, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      Sending positive thoughts your way

    • 92 Judith Fardig
      January 23, 2014 at 4:41 pm

      Dear GB – if all the thoughts and prayers being sent your way from TOD can heal that spinal vulnerability, we hope you avoid any more surgery!

    • 93 99ts
      January 23, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      {{{{{gobooklyn}}}}} sending every good wish on the planet your way

      • 94 HZ
        January 23, 2014 at 11:31 pm

        Dear GoBrooklyn, know that your healing and comfort will be stronger than words can be expressed by me. I will pray for your comfort, healing power to surround you, and loving thoughts and prayers to come into your space. Trust, Rest, and be as Strong as your space will allow you to be. I love your spirit, and I pray for your healing. ((((((((((((((((((((((((( Sending loving prayers into your space, GB))))))))))))))))))))

        Life may be rough at times, but our spirit can be so gracefully stronger by the grace of loving prayers and meditations for those we love so dearly. You are loved so dearly, so keep a peaceful mind knowing that your TOD family will lift you up in our prayers and goodness of thoughts. Lots of love coming from my space to yours. I hope you find a delicious ice cream and just curl up under a blanket and slowly eat your ice cream and know that you will be comforted by all of us thinking good thoughts for you. ()HZ

  13. 95 57andfemale
    January 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm

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  15. 97 57andfemale
    January 23, 2014 at 12:20 pm

  16. 99 Linda
    January 23, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Justin Bieber’s father helped facilitate the insanely stupid moves of his son that landed him in jail … TMZ has learned.

    Sources familiar with the situation tell us … 38-year-old Jeremy Bieber was not only present when Justin was arrested early Thursday morning … he was one of the people who helped block off the residential street so his son could drag race.

    It’s even worse … Jeremy was in SET nightclub just before the arrest with Justin and was around him all day, when the self-confessed little pothead was smoking weed.

    As we reported … Justin admitted that he was under the influence of Rx drugs, alcohol and weed at the time of his arrest … and Justin’s dad was right there in the mix.

    Hmmm. Will this be part of the CNN Special ?

  17. 105 Nerdy Wonka
    January 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm

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    January 23, 2014 at 12:43 pm



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  19. January 23, 2014 at 12:49 pm

  20. 114 amk for obama
    January 23, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    I see that bj’ers have already elected President Hillary.

  21. 117 Nerdy Wonka
    January 23, 2014 at 1:25 pm


  22. 118 Ladyhawke
    January 23, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Kristen Welker wants to know if Jay has any comments on Snowden’s online chat this afternoon. Jay had nothing to say. Meanwhile Ed ‘Cheshire Cat’ Henry sits and smirks in the front row. Disgusting ……

  23. 119 donna dem 4 obama
    January 23, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    I was just watching Gov. O’Malley give his state of the state address here for Maryland and I have to conclude that we have to find away to push past the media perception that is going on about all these Republican Governors throughout the US. One after the other the beltway media is touting these bozos and if you take a look at their states they have been virtually ineffective. Contrast it with Hickenlooper (CO) O’Malley (MD) Brown (CA) Shumlin (VT) Cuomo (NY) Malloy (CT) etc. etc. They all have balanced budgets without decimating the middle class. They have enacted policies that lift up their citizens and vastly decreased the UE rate in their states. You barely hear a peep out of the mainstream media about the work these Democratic Governors are doing. Its all about Walker (WI), Christie (NJ) Jindal (LA) Halley (SC) Perry (TX). These are their rising stars that get rammed down our throats day in and day out and what exactly are they accomplishing in their states?

    Meanwhile, O’Malley has made Maryland one of the more progressive states in the Union. Same sex marriage, The Maryland Dream Act, Repealed the Death Penalty and this year he is proposing a minimum wage increase. He isn’t the only one. Jerry Brown is doing some phenomenal work out in CA as well. But we get no fanfare….that all belongs to the Republicans according to our media. #GottaStartSellingOurAccomplishments

    • 120 Linda
      January 23, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      Controversy sells ads I guess.

      Good News is boring .

      • 121 donna dem 4 obama
        January 23, 2014 at 1:36 pm

        Then we had better find a more creative way to get the word out. I think I’ll start working on a video about our Governors.

        • 122 Nena20409
          January 23, 2014 at 1:50 pm

          He has to announce his platform and start running after the Nov elections. That is how he builds a lasting following. That way, he gets a more national media coverage.

          • 123 donna dem 4 obama
            January 23, 2014 at 1:58 pm

            But Christie and Walker didn’t have to announce any platform to get more national media coverage.

            • 124 Nena20409
              January 23, 2014 at 4:32 pm

              Yes. They didn’t have to for they are TBGOPers……They Hate Gov’t and the Media covers for them. So cutting Taxes and Limited Gov’t are are they are expected to say.

              Dean, Kerry, Clinton…..even in 1992…..Dems always come out with a platform.

            • 125 Nena20409
              January 23, 2014 at 4:34 pm

              Last, having a platform differentiates him from say HRC and makes others who may not be inclined to support HRC to support the governor.

              • 126 donna dem 4 obama
                January 23, 2014 at 4:40 pm

                O’Malley will not run for President if Clinton does. They are BFF’s. This is my only issue with him is that he is really, really close to the Clinton’s. He endorsed her in 07 when everyone else in this area endorsed PBO. I think he will only run if she doesn’t.

    • 127 amk for obama
      January 23, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      I agree. Many on the left, even the ones who talk politics all the time, are completely ignoring dem govs as potential candies. It’s hillary or bust with the left. I think after 2014 elections, PBO will indicate who will side with.

      • 128 donna dem 4 obama
        January 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm

        I don’t think that he will declare any support until after the nomination process. He’ll raise money for the party but that’ll be it until we know who our nominee will be. It will be interesting to see how his supporters react if HRC does get the nomination and he goes all out for her.

        • 129 jacquelineoboomer
          January 23, 2014 at 2:05 pm

          Agree – I don’t believe Pres. Obama has intimated anything other than that. I so very much hope I don’t have to feel “forced” to vote for Hillary in the general (I would have to do my part not to let a RWNJ back in the White House ever again). I know whom I’d vote for in the primary, and it wouldn’t be HRC.

      • January 23, 2014 at 2:03 pm

        I don’t believe PBO will say anything until AFTER the primaries. He must remain neutral until we have a candidate.

    • 131 Judith Fardig
      January 23, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      Donna, you have hit the nail on the head!

      • 132 donna dem 4 obama
        January 23, 2014 at 4:56 pm

        Thanks Judith. It’s so frustrated to watch how the media “sells” the Republican Party to the public.

  24. 133 hopefruit2
    January 23, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    WTF?!?!?…. I hope it’s a hoax..perhaps a student didn’t study for exams.

  25. 134 jacquelineoboomer
    January 23, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    This one’s for Dudette:

  26. 136 jacquelineoboomer
    January 23, 2014 at 2:50 pm

  27. 137 HZ
    January 23, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    I just wanted to say how much I am so grateful to Chips for all of the goodness that is here for all of us to share and appreciate. I thank you, Chips and all of your wonderful contributors.

    ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Loving hugs to my grandson, Danny))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))). Make sure the flowers in the pots are not harmful for my Danny. Love, Grandmom, HZ

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