Top O’ The Morning Chat

On This Day: President Obama visits the Dubliner, an Irish pub in Washington, D.C., with his Irish cousin, Henry Healy, center, and Ollie Hayes, a pub owner in Moneygall, Ireland, right, on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)


Happy St Patrick’s Day, Early Birds!

106 Responses to “Top O’ The Morning Chat”

  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    March 17, 2014 at 8:47 am

    😎 GM

  2. 15 Dudette
    March 17, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Yay!!!! Top O’ The Mornin’ To Ya! One and All! 😀

  3. 18 Roberta in MN
    March 17, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Top “O” Morning Chips and Gold for VC. trying to catch up on the last thread. Love all your posting in last thread Chips. Loved POTS’s visit to Ireland. You all here bring so much information to us, This is my go to site when I get up and before I go to bed, even if I don’t comment and just lurk.

    HAPPY ST. PAT’S day to all. 🙂

  4. 20 Dudette
    March 17, 2014 at 8:50 am

    International St. Paddy’s Day Coolness!

  5. 21 dotster3
    March 17, 2014 at 8:51 am

    We had “Irish oatmeal” for breakfast. Isn’t that celebratory and festive?

  6. 23 JER
    March 17, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Happy St. Patrick’s Chips and TOD.

    President Obama Hits Pub on St. Patrick’s Day March 17, 2012.

  7. 25 Dudette
    March 17, 2014 at 8:55 am

    How about some Irish Awesome Sauce this morning?

    “St Patrick’s Day 2014 #IrelandInspires” is an animated postcard showcasing Ireland’s strengths and highlighting the qualities that make this country a great place to be.

    If you’re proud to be Irish make sure you share this video! #IrelandInspires

    It will be played for audiences gathering at Irish Embassy events across the globe this St Patrick’s Day (17 March 2014) and is tailored to appeal to visitors, investors and those attracted to the type of energy, creativity and potential which this nation can offer.

    “St. Patrick’s Day 2014 #Ireland Inspires” was developed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland and Fáilte Ireland to celebrate Ireland’s national day.

  8. 26 jackiegrumbacher
    March 17, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Hi Chips, VC and early risers. It’s going to be a tense week re the Ukraine, so we need to keep sending positive thoughts to the president as he deals with this huge crisis. We’re three days away from Spring and temps are still in the twenties. By this time, I would have planted hardy pansies and seen the daffodil shoots come up. No such luck this year. This morning I put on a green gym shirt by accident because it was clean. Then saw that Mr. G wore a green gym shirt because it was clean. Anyone seeing us together will think we’ve got great St. Pat’s spirit. Have a good one.

  9. 27 GGAIL
    March 17, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Good West Coast Top O the morning Chipsticks & TOD family.

    I’ve got my green out fit laid out to wear for work.

    Enjoy the day everyone!

  10. 28 Roberta in MN
    March 17, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Hey Chips, did you mention Danny had his own blog? I was looking to see all your pic of him. Can’t find him. Is he back in the the bushes again looking for my plant container? 🙂

  11. 35 vcprezofan2
    March 17, 2014 at 8:58 am

    BBL – have a 10am appointment and have to make sure I eat well first.

    Have fun, all of you, even if you are at work!

    • 36 No Child Left Behind
      March 17, 2014 at 9:05 am

      Good Top O’ The Mornin’ TODVille-gall! Congrats, VC on your Emerald.

      Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Chips, Danny-the-Boy, and all Irish-for-one-day villagers.

  12. 37 desertflower
    March 17, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Morning everyone! Happy St. Patrick’s Day:) So glad to see a message was sent to us from Henry and Stephen! They didn’t forget us:)
    Anyway, found this little nugget this morning…wonder how he chose just 10? So many to chose from….anyway, Cesca’s Top 10:


  13. March 17, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Good morning O’Chips and O’TOD. Happy St. Patrick.s Day.

  14. 40 Dudette
    March 17, 2014 at 9:04 am

  15. 41 Dudette
    March 17, 2014 at 9:05 am

    😀 I saw this guy’s cousin in Atlanta Saturday afternoon! 😀

  16. 42 amk for obama
    March 17, 2014 at 9:10 am

    top o’ the morning ???

    uh oh, we gonna have to watch out today. #alreadytipsybt

  17. 50 Dudette
    March 17, 2014 at 9:11 am

  18. 51 Allison
    March 17, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Hello All, Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

  19. 52 Dudette
    March 17, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Wow, Duracell is killin’ it with these inspirational ads! Well done!

  20. 54 japa21
    March 17, 2014 at 9:18 am

    GM all. This is the one day of the year where I get a little schizophrenic. The 50% of me that is Irish just happens to be of the Orange Irish variety by heritage. The other 50% is English, so that creates its own friction, even though the Orange Irish were somewhat pro England. On the other hand, I became Catholic later on in my life, so I feel affinity for the wearing o’ the green. So today I have on my green shirt and orange trousers.

  21. 55 Dudette
    March 17, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Dubliners gettin’ happy! 😀

  22. 56 Dudette
    March 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

  23. 57 Dudette
    March 17, 2014 at 9:23 am

  24. 58 Dudette
    March 17, 2014 at 9:25 am

  25. 59 Dudette
    March 17, 2014 at 9:28 am


  26. 61 Dudette
    March 17, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Ladies, click on the link in this tweet! You’re welcome! 😉

  27. 66 amk for obama
    March 17, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Hey bt, don’t do this

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    especially after you made danny do this

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

  28. 67 Dudette
    March 17, 2014 at 9:34 am

  29. 68 carolyn
    March 17, 2014 at 9:34 am

    After reading Bob’s letter to the President, I decided we too needed to send him our support. So I also wrote him telling him how glad we are that he is president, and that we have confidence in him, his team and his international colleagues in this crisis. Wrote through whitehouse.gov.
    I don’t know which letters he will actually read, but I do know that numbers are important, that the more letters the white house gets supporting him and his decisions, the more support he will know he has. When I worked in a Senator’s office, we counted letters on each side of an issue. Many, of course were read, but the numbers mattered.
    The negative voices always make themselves heard, so we need to give him our support. We need to drown out the others with numbers.

  30. 71 Dudette
    March 17, 2014 at 9:36 am

  31. 78 amk for obama
    March 17, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Manchester United might not win the Premier League title again for another decade, according to former England international Danny Mills.


    Go, have at him, chips.

  32. 79 Dudette
    March 17, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Geeky-Nerdy Corner:

  33. March 17, 2014 at 9:38 am

    TOP OF THE MORNING, Chips, DannyO, Nerdy Wonka and all the other blog tyrants!!

    Sooooooo happy TODville is here to celebrate the GREEN!!

  34. 81 Vicki
    March 17, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Good morning and Happy St. Patricks Day.
    If you like novels, today I suggest “Charming Billy” by Alice McDermott. Irish life in America by a terrific writer. All her books are worthy but this is the one I loved the most.

    Back to my usually scheduled programming:
    How and When is a Deadline Not a deadline?
    It is Not a deadline when it affects the MIC. Dec.31 was supposed to be the date our Military needed a status of forces agreement extended in Afghanistan. Karzai refused to sign so the deadline was extended. And extended. And extended. Still going……

    Just watch what happens on March 31 if POTUS decides to extend the sign-up deadline! Even though the rollout was rough.
    GOP/MSM heads will explode, won’t they?

  35. March 17, 2014 at 9:40 am

    4.7 earthquake near Westwood and Mar Vista in LA.

    TODers in SoCal OK?

  36. March 17, 2014 at 9:44 am

  37. 90 Dudette
    March 17, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Have a great day everybody!

  38. 91 dotster3
    March 17, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Gossipy tidbit——-Interesting to me is the news that Indianapolis Colts owner, Jim Irsay, is in jail, arrested at 3:00 a.m. today for DUI and possession of a controlled substance——–given that my daughter just told me her sad news that her former co-worker, Irsay’s girlfriend on the side, was found dead of a likely drug overdose. His wife recently filed for divorce. I guess $1.8 billion does not buy happiness.

  39. 95 dotster3
    March 17, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Knoller finally found something to compliment at the WH——the West Wing driveway shoveling job.

    • 96 Layla
      March 17, 2014 at 10:20 am

      You are slipping Mark!!!! how many people did it take to do this wonderful shoveling….

      • 97 isonprize
        March 17, 2014 at 10:36 am

        As if they haven’t done a good job in the past? What use does this whistlehead serve??? Seriously, does Mark Knoller have a purpose? And how much does he get paid???

  40. 98 debz
    March 17, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone!

  41. March 17, 2014 at 10:26 am

    Heads up!

    POTUS to speak on Crimea vote at 10:45am.

  42. 102 Bill R.
    March 17, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Top o’ the Marnin’ to ye all! On my mother’s side I’m Italian, on my father’s side I’m of Irish origin. My great grandparents come from Ireland, Castlebar in County Mayo. One of my very favorite saints is St. Brigid of Kildare. Lovely woman in the sixth century who apparently was accidentally ordained with priestly powers and possessed the effective powers of bishop, abbess of a a joint men’s and women’s monastery. She along with St. Patrick and St. Columba are the three persons who are foundational to Irish Celtic Christianity. The blessings of the Bride and the Sacred Three encircle and encompass you all.

  43. 104 Ladyhawke
    March 17, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Who uses food stamps? Millions of kids, that’s who


  44. 106 Nena20409
    March 17, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Just Lovely.

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