Early Bird Chat

On This Day: Brian Mosteller, Director of Oval Office Operations, sits with Bo, the Obama family dog, in the Outer Oval Office, June 20, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)


MoooOOOooorning – Happy Friday!

90 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. June 20, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Good Friday Chipsticks…TODers!!!

    Everyone have a fantastic day!

  2. June 20, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Bo is definitely not camera shy. Reminds me of a child that, whenever they see a camera, automatically poses and smiles. πŸ™‚

  3. 5 dotster3
    June 20, 2014 at 7:38 am

    chips, did you find your hairbrush? Where was it? I somehow missed this breaking news, if this is in fact the case. I cannot continue on until I have the answers to these questions. Help me out here. Merci.

    • June 20, 2014 at 7:43 am

      πŸ™‚ I still haven’t found (I sound like Bono) the original brush, but a little rooting around found an old one – so I am gorgeous again. The whereabouts of the original, though, remains a mystery – and Danny certainly hasn’t pooed it out yet.

      • 7 jackiegrumbacher
        June 20, 2014 at 8:04 am

        Well that’s a relief, Chips. The hairbrush crisis was getting intense. Danny may be innocent, after all.

        • June 20, 2014 at 8:05 am

          πŸ™‚ I actually think it was up there with Iraq in crisis terms, Jackie. Still not convinced by Danny’s innocence, expecting to find the original some day severely chewed.

        • 9 vcprezofan2
          June 20, 2014 at 8:18 am

          Danny may be innocent, after all.

          No question in *my* mind that is, and will be, the case, JackieG!

          Good Friday morning, Mrs. JackieG!

          • 10 jackiegrumbacher
            June 20, 2014 at 8:20 am

            Happy Friday, VC. Your morning cheer always brings smile to the day.

            • 11 vcprezofan2
              June 20, 2014 at 8:26 am

              TY. πŸ™‚
              Personally I love your words of ‘get-involved’ wisdom throughout the day. They usually remind us there’s practical work to be done while the opposition is chattering.

      • 12 dotster3
        June 20, 2014 at 8:13 am

        OK, I was mislead by a comment——at least I know The Truth now. The mysterious saga continues, but at least—–gorgeous again! Whew!

        • June 20, 2014 at 8:16 am

          Simply stunning, Dotster πŸ™‚ Although, it took about five hours to get all the tangles out 😦

          • 14 vcprezofan2
            June 20, 2014 at 8:22 am

            Chips, you do realize that it would have taken a much shorter time to cut the entire thing off – an end result that would also have made things much easier going forward? You really ought to follow the President’s example of looking at the big picture. Just saying.

            • June 20, 2014 at 8:24 am

              I did consider that option VC, but what would I have done with my year’s supply of apple shampoo??

              • 16 vcprezofan2
                June 20, 2014 at 8:31 am

                Pass it on to one of those charity organizations that’s always wanting to collect this or that for their thrift store. They are forever phoning to notify of their next pick-up date!

                Or put it on eBay. You know – Year’s supply…Barely used…. No time to wash hair….

  4. 17 dotster3
    June 20, 2014 at 7:42 am

    I see Norah O’Donnell and Morning Mika are touting upcoming interviews with President Obama.

    • 18 jackiegrumbacher
      June 20, 2014 at 8:08 am

      Our president seems to have an infinite capacity to deal with idiots, Dotster. I don’t envy him these interviews. How he keeps himself from saying their questions are really stupid is something I will never understand.

      • 19 vcprezofan2
        June 20, 2014 at 8:28 am


        Wonder if it helps him to know that during these interviews many of us roll *our* eyes when he can’t?

      • 20 anniebella
        June 20, 2014 at 9:27 am

        The news woman from CNN show News Day suppose to talk to POTUS too You know the show with Chris Cuomo, I can’t think of her name right now,but it’s the blonde hair anchor woman.

        • 21 Linda
          June 20, 2014 at 9:35 am

          Her name is Kate Boudwin……she was the CNN reporter who said the Supreme Court struck down Obamacare.

    • 22 Nena20409
      June 20, 2014 at 10:06 am

      Why? Why give willful idiot such as Mika such an honor? Seriously? All the questions from her will be piped in through JoScar. Honestly. Joy and Rachel would have been my pick.

  5. 23 africa
    June 20, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Happy Friday TODers!!

    Congrats on 1st swbluega

    Heeeeya Chips!!

  6. 26 africa
    June 20, 2014 at 7:52 am

    • 27 amk for obama
      June 20, 2014 at 8:14 am

      why do these asshats even stand there before the cameras? And why the other minions put up with that shit?

      • 28 vcprezofan2
        June 20, 2014 at 8:42 am

        Exactly my question yesterday! Clueless, self-important idiots! They are so full of themselves they fail to realize how ridiculous they look or sound. But then, the other minions seemed locked into their part in the play.

        Honestly, Amk, the advent of PBO on the (inter)national scene has shown me exactly how simply ridiculous and empty the whole media and political scene has been. What continues to amaze me is that in 5+ years they haven’t found a way to regroup or to mask their nakedness. It’s like they have one approach, and they will stick with it no matter that PBO’s leadership shows it won’t work any more. smh

        • 29 amk for obama
          June 20, 2014 at 8:48 am

          I watched the PBO PC y’dday live on Aljazeera and the first shot is these idjits standing there like dumbasses.

          I was happy that the kenyan didn’t call any of these mofos for questions. Looks like, on serious PC’s, these idjits are ignored.

          • 30 vcprezofan2
            June 20, 2014 at 8:58 am

            Yea, we are twins (at least for today/yesterday)! I watched it too, and *my* idjiits comment was made when the scene opened with them. πŸ™„

            Watching PBO in action in that presser was very impressive to me. It was like he came in knowing he had, and being ready, to TEACH. He knew the nature of his students and he patiently repeated the lesson more than once. I was embarrassed for them – it being televised and all – but I was so proud of this leader who ‘likes to know what he’s talking about before he speaks’.

            This is clearly the major difference between PBO and all the other jokers who crave time at the public mike. Sure hope young democrats with leadership hopes are taking notes – know your subject; research world history and geography; BE INFORMED WITH THE FACTS, then you can make informed judgement!

            • 31 amk for obama
              June 20, 2014 at 9:03 am

              as a bj poster said, it’s wearing me down like a first grader’s eraser.

              • 32 vcprezofan2
                June 20, 2014 at 9:14 am

                Truth is they aren’t wearing me down any more. In the early stages I was HUGELY incensed at their disrespect, etc. etc. and had such rage in my heart towards them it was just as well our paths never met! I haven’t accepted it, but I’ve long since come around to the ‘please proceed’ view, even before PBO labeled it for us. πŸ˜‰ After all, when you lance a boil the stuff that seeps out is not pretty; it simply clears the way for real healing.

        • 35 jackiegrumbacher
          June 20, 2014 at 8:54 am

          VC, it’s clear that the right-wing owned media colluded together to try to destroy our President’s legacy, especially when it became clear that he was not going to be beaten in an election. Because he’s outshone them time and again with his brilliance, extraordinary achievements and political genius, they have doubled down and, in doing so, have become “obvious” to anyone with eyes to see. They make fools of themselves in international arenas, ask increasing stupid and obnoxious questions and spout talking points that are almost always proven wrong in less than a week. I have ZERO respect for any of them and turned them off a long time ago.

          • 36 vcprezofan2
            June 20, 2014 at 9:08 am

            ‘They make fools of themselves in international arenas……’ ‘and, in doing so have become β€œobvious” to anyone with eyes to see.’

            I don’t like what they have shown themselves to be in their response to this president, but at this stage my response to them truly is…

            “Please proceed, MSM. Since you are determined to reveal your true colours, go ahead”

            …because like you said, more and more voters will realize that there is no RATIONAL explanation for their vitriol.

      • 37 vcprezofan2
        June 20, 2014 at 8:45 am

        Also just occurred to me that the ‘other minions’ put up with it because they are waiting for their turn to reach the front? You know, like how senators, whatever were affronted that BHO didn’t ‘pay dues’ and ‘wait his turn’ to get to the WH. πŸ™„

    • 38 Linda
      June 20, 2014 at 8:35 am

      Why is no one reporting on this ?

      • 39 Nena20409
        June 20, 2014 at 10:10 am


        In US the Media is No Longer in the business of Reporting Facts nor of informing the Public so they might make better judgments in the selection of their political representatives.

  7. June 20, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Bo bo bo bo
    Banana fana fo fo
    Fi fi mo mo

    G’morning Chips & TOD! πŸ™‚ Happy Friday everyone.

  8. 44 vcprezofan2
    June 20, 2014 at 8:10 am

    For a split second when I glimpsed the black head as the screen opened up my heart skipped a beat and I thought – ‘O, My guy DannyO is waiting to greet me!’ πŸ™‚

    Of course, before the thought could take hold, I realized it was only Bo posing for me! πŸ™‚ Does he ever look ……regal! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Lots of canine beauty we hands-off owners have access to!

    GoooOOoood-d-d- Ddddaay, EVERY ONE! It’s Friday and in the words of one who inspires us …. “Friday’s good.” πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  9. 47 jackiegrumbacher
    June 20, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Lately, I’ve been impressed with the number of local campaign activities being set up already in our area. The chance of beating Corbett in the fall has people revved up and ready to go. We got days of action, fundraisers, registration events, phone banking and a whole lot of other activities going on, all of which is great, but also exhausting if we don’t pace ourselves. The big fear locally is that Democrats will read the polls and decide that Wolf is so far ahead of Corbett that they don’t have to come out to vote. So that’s the major task for GOTV because high Dem turnout is going to help even the marginal Dems. I have to confess, though, that I need more “off time” than I did in earlier years and revving into high gear this early is just a little daunting. Anyone else finding this?

  10. 48 dotster3
    June 20, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Grrrrrrrrr——–the weather. We’re going for a long weekend meet-up with fam at a lakeside resort in Wi. today——and the weather is poopy and the forecast is poopy——chance of rain and tstorms every day. Sigh. Hopefully there will be intermittent dry spells where everyone can run out and do their planned outside activities. And at least——all my kids and grandkids!

  11. 50 hopefruit2
    June 20, 2014 at 8:34 am

    So from my TL, it appears that PBO is geared to give Morning Mika an interview.

  12. June 20, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Good Morning, Everyone πŸ™‚

  13. 52 amk for obama
    June 20, 2014 at 8:41 am

  14. 54 amk for obama
    June 20, 2014 at 8:52 am

    All in a day of bt’s life.

  15. 66 africa
    June 20, 2014 at 9:35 am

  16. 69 anniebella
    June 20, 2014 at 9:36 am

    I just love this. FLOTUS said to DC-CAP graduates. “When you encounters doubters, Don’t get angry, Don’t get anxious or insecure, Get better. Work harder.”

  17. June 20, 2014 at 9:38 am

    GOOD Friday morning, TODville! Check it out!

  18. 73 hopefruit2
    June 20, 2014 at 9:40 am


    Please front page the picture that meta just posted (or will be posting soon). I don’t want to duplicate her efforts as I usually do!! πŸ™‚

  19. 75 Nerdy Wonka
    June 20, 2014 at 9:42 am

    They are so stunning!

  20. 77 vcprezofan2
    June 20, 2014 at 9:43 am

    BBS – fueling time.

  21. 78 hopefruit2
    June 20, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Time for GLAAD to hand out yet another award to Bill or HRC….

  22. 80 Linda
    June 20, 2014 at 9:55 am

    Jim Webb just said the Obama Administration put the Arab Spring into effect.

    Huh ?

  23. 86 africa
    June 20, 2014 at 9:57 am

  24. 89 hopefruit2
    June 20, 2014 at 10:05 am

    I don’t get the big deal on Twitter about a male felon who happens to be very handsome. Yes, he’s cute and desirable in the physical sense. But If there’s nothing much else going on (besides criminal activity), all his sex appeal will eventually fizzle out. At least that’s my take.

    • June 20, 2014 at 10:32 am

      People are always dying to make the next celebrity. It’s insane. This guy was interviewed on my local news last night because he’s in this area and he said he doesn’t get it either. He’s married and has children and said it’s all very weird. So – just a bunch more stupid.

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