Early Bird Chat


MoooOOOooorning – Happy Saturday!

90 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

    • 2 Lynn
      June 14, 2014 at 7:33 am

      Good Morning, Dear Lady.

      Just delurking to thank you for this sanctuary of sanity and love.

      Peace to one and all. Off to do chores.

    • 4 Cindy
      June 14, 2014 at 7:33 am

      Morning, Morning to you Chipsticks and Dannistix!
      Happy Saturday!



      • 5 Cindy
        June 14, 2014 at 7:39 am

        P.S. Thank you Chipsticks for the BEAUTIFUL pictures of President Obama and Mrs. Obama at Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Absolutely gorgeous; missed everything yesterday but had a chance to catch up late last evening.

      • June 14, 2014 at 7:41 am

        Mooooooooorning Cindy!!!!

    • 7 laraofzhivago
      June 14, 2014 at 8:21 am

      Late Good Morning Chipsticks.

      10 gold medals for you this morning! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ :star::star: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

  1. June 14, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Morning TOD!

    Love the photos from yesterday’s visit to the Indian Nation! Not surprised that it’s only been Democratic Presidents that have made the effort to visit ALL Americans!

    Especially lived the pics of the President with children! He’s such a caring person, and it especially shows with kids.

  2. 10 amk for obama
    June 14, 2014 at 7:34 am


  3. June 14, 2014 at 7:44 am

  4. 20 Jovie
    June 14, 2014 at 7:48 am

    But John McCain and cnn sez…

  5. 22 vcprezofan2
    June 14, 2014 at 7:55 am

    /smh/ Sneaked by me …again!

    Chips Chica, I probably should make you a “Sneaker Extraordinaire” trophy. Howdy doo di? And your little guy?

  6. 31 Jovie
    June 14, 2014 at 7:56 am

  7. June 14, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope everyone is doing well this lovely Saturday morning. Congrats Ms. Chips on being first to open your store and hold the door open for all your wonderful TOD customers. Your are a Great Lady. ❀

  8. 34 Jovie
    June 14, 2014 at 8:07 am

    How can Richard Engle get into Kirkuk so fast? This is always fascinating to me, how this guy is always in the vicinity of turmoil.
    I think he’s CIA!!

  9. 41 amk for obama
    June 14, 2014 at 8:08 am

    UN should lurn effing english first.

  10. 42 Jovie
    June 14, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Now they’re saying that the president has to go to congress to defend our interests there(like our embassy).
    Oh I see? Boner said that the president is taking a nap on Iraq, the moment he asks for air strikes to defend our people there, boomer will say no!
    Then the blame goes to this president if our facility is overrun.
    Awesome set of events! 😦

    • 43 jackiegrumbacher
      June 14, 2014 at 8:27 am

      Jovie, whatever the professional haters say, the Commander in Chief does not have to go to Congress to defend our embassies. They’re just trying to stir up crap since they seem to have no positive reason for their existence.

    • 44 Don
      June 14, 2014 at 8:49 am

      This is the same move President Obama made concerning Syria in which at the last minute he gave the decision to go into Syria to congress and left them holding the bag sort of speaking. Congress really doesn’t want to make a decision on Iraq, what they really want is a way to blame President Obama if something gets side-ways in Iraq. The more I hear President Obama mention “his team” is working with the Iraqi government, the more I know that President Obama is going to make the right decision.

  11. 48 jackiegrumbacher
    June 14, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Morning all. Sun is shining for the first time in days and I’m trying to forget all the fractiousness of the last week. Hope all fathers at TOD have a happy weekend with lots of family time and treats. Yesterday’s coverage of the trip to Standing Rock was glorious feasts of color and joyfulness. I’m glad that PBO left the war-mongering loonies in DC and is enjoying the real America. Have a great day everyone.

    Side note: Mr. G was listening to a podcast yesterday with a group of people reviewing Hillary’s new book. The overwhelming consensus was that it was so boring and trite that few could manage to finish it. Said it felt like a stringing together of trite phrases and thoughts that were so tired the reviewers could finish sentences without reading them. Boring, trite and predictable is not going to hack it, so she didn’t do herself any favors with this outing.

    • 49 kathleenp444
      June 14, 2014 at 8:38 am

      Ha! good to know, jackie, thx.

    • 50 amk for obama
      June 14, 2014 at 8:38 am

      Her book is already discounted 20% here.


    • 52 Don
      June 14, 2014 at 8:39 am

      Jackie, I noticed the same thing about Hillary and her book tour. It is falling flat, she can’t seem to out-run her vote on going to war with Iraq and she can’t outrun Bill’s decision on gays in the military and gay marriage, please accept my apology if I used the term gay marriage inappropriately. It just seems to me that Hillary is more concerned about the pomp and circumstance of running for President that actually getting into the weeds and trying and makes people’s lives better as President. Mark my words, if any Democratic challenger comes along and shows the slightest bit of passion in helping people, that challenger will knock Hillary flat on her back.

      • 53 kathleenp444
        June 14, 2014 at 8:45 am

        You’re so right, Don. I’m telling you guys, she is not. going. to. last. the sooner it’s realized the better for all.

      • 54 99ts
        June 14, 2014 at 8:55 am

        I think Bill is keener for Hillary to run – than is Hillary – the attraction is the white house and AF1 – not the people of the USA

        • 55 Don
          June 14, 2014 at 9:09 am

          Bill is like one of those fathers that has a son that plays quarterback in little league, the father is always pushing the son which in turns makes the son hate playing football. In No way am I equating Hillary to a little leaguer, I’m just mentioning the dynamics of Hillary and Bill.

      • 56 57andfemale
        June 14, 2014 at 9:51 am

        If she indeed does run she will have to give her opinion on the following Clinton bills. None of that “that was my husband’s administration” b.s. – what is her position on:

        Repealing of Glass-Steagall and deregulation of banking industry;
        Welfare ‘reform’
        Telecom Bill of 1996 that destroyed any fairness in the media and gave the media to the RW
        ‘Religious Freedom and Restoration Act’ – which changed the standard to ‘individual’ rights over public rights – this is the law that is the basis of pharmacists refusing to dispense birth control, and is part of the rationale of Hobby Lobby and other companies to put their religious beliefs over their responsibilities to their employees.
        NAFTA, which she tried to skirt during the 2008 campaign

        She is going to have to answer to progressives on these issues. Arguably, the problems of the economic and I would say social collapse fall on actions taken by Bill Clinton, and put on steroids during the Bush Administration.

      • 57 MightyPamela
        June 14, 2014 at 11:21 am

        Indeed, Don, I think the fantasy of being (won’t happen) first female, as well as image being carved into Mt. Rushmore, far outweighs the reality and the facts. (can’t bring myself to write out name or initials, I’m so done with this.) πŸ˜‰

    • 58 vcprezofan2
      June 14, 2014 at 9:16 am

      I spotted Hillary’s book here with a 40% discount sticker slapped on the front. I don’t get it, though (well, I do) because books, and magazines, by or with these media happy types get to the main stores here really quickly, yet I have to do intense detective work when FLOTUS is the topic.

  12. 59 Jovie
    June 14, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Cape cod is so pretty, if I ever came into some money/ I would buy a place on the beach there. πŸ™‚

    • 60 jackiegrumbacher
      June 14, 2014 at 8:29 am

      Yes, it is a glorious place to vacation but very, very pricey. We’d all have to come into a LOT of money to buy there. But it would be nice.

      • 61 kathleenp444
        June 14, 2014 at 8:41 am

        as long as we’re dreaming, I’ll do my sea-gazing on the Vineyard πŸ™‚ everyone’s welcome, lobster on the house!

  13. 62 Jovie
    June 14, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Laura craft?

  14. 66 donna dem 4 obama
    June 14, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Good Saturday Morning TOD!

  15. 67 donna dem 4 obama
    June 14, 2014 at 9:04 am

  16. 68 hopefruit2
    June 14, 2014 at 9:05 am

    G’morning Chips & TOD! Is our President giving a commencement address at UC-Irvine today? πŸ™‚

  17. 74 dotster3
    June 14, 2014 at 9:07 am

    You’ve come a long way, baby.

  18. 77 Jovie
    June 14, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Do you agree?

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  20. 84 forus50
    June 14, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Good morning Chipsticks! Thanks so much to you and Nerdy W. for the fabulous posts yesterday. Here’s a few more photos from the Bismark Tribune – some of the same ones but a few different that are great too.


    • June 14, 2014 at 9:29 am

      Thank you Forus!! Some really gorgeous photos at that link!

    • 86 99ts
      June 14, 2014 at 9:46 am

      Wonderful photos forus – but gosh the President looks to have turned seriously grey in the past week. Maybe I missed it previously – but he is getting close to a silver head.

  21. 87 forus50
    June 14, 2014 at 9:31 am

    “…Six years ago, the President promised to visit Indian Country before he left office. And today, he kept that vow.

    There’s a long history of turmoil between the federal government and native american tribes. But today’s visit gave many tribal members hope for the future.

    It was an historic day on the Standing Rock Reservation. President Barack Obama addressed tribal members at the Flag Day Celebration. But first he spoke with tribal leaders about important issues in Indian Country.

    “It really strengthened my respect for President Obama, because he knew that in the treaties we are dual citizens. We are Lakota and also American citizens,” says Tribal Council member Phyllis Young.

    But it wasn’t only tribal and state leaders who had the chance to speak to the president and the first lady. Six young Native Americans were selected out of a pool of 20 students.

    “It was a really powerful talk. It was really emotional, and they were really laid back about it. They came up and gave us hugs. And they told us that they were really proud of us. Michelle told us that she loved us. And it was just an amazing, amazing experience. I am so thankful I got to be a part of it,” says 17-year-old Gracey Claymore…”

    • 88 anniebella
      June 14, 2014 at 9:41 am

      These young Native Americans will never forget meeting POTUS and FLOTUS. How great is it to know that you have someone in Washington who cares about giving you a chance in this world if you are willing to work for it, that you matter too. And from reading what the young kids had to say they know that POTUS and FLOTUS does care.

  22. June 14, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Good Saturday morning, TODville!

    I’m still basking in the amazement of yesterday’s trip to Indian Country. The warm ceremonial welcome, the acknowledgement of elders and children alike, the kind words and gifts honoring our PBO, the love and trust shown to one another, the color and the sound – it was off-the-charts magnificent. I can’t imagine that happening with any other POTUS. Ever.

    Today will be a big deal at UC Irvine. It’s the 50th anniversary of the campus and PBO will be stellar. The two student speakers have unique stories to tell and I’m sure it will be beautiful weather.

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