Early Bird Chat

On This Day: President Barack Obama greets line workers at the Amazon fulfillment center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, July 30, 2013 (Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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MoooOOOooorning – Happy Wednesday!

71 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. 6 jackiegrumbacher
    July 30, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Morning on this bright sunny day. Have a good one.

  2. 13 jackiegrumbacher
    July 30, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Morning Vetivera. Looks like we all jumped in at 7:42, but you honorably and rightly can claim first. Congratulations!

  3. 15 hopefruit2
    July 30, 2014 at 7:50 am

    G’morning Chips & TOD!! 🙂

  4. 17 jackiegrumbacher
    July 30, 2014 at 8:06 am

    I’ve seen a lot of twitter conversation about the fact that Netanyahu can thumb his nose at the President and Kerry because he’s got Congress in his pocket and knows that he’s inviolable. He also knows that his status with AIPAC and Congress and the belief that he will always be protected by the US allows him to ignore the UN Security Council. I think we ought to use this Congressional year as an opportunity to push back. We can be a powerful lobby if we all work together. Congressional candidates want our votes right now, so let’s tell them that we will not support slavish devotion to Israel at any cost. I’m tired of conceding defeat to rich PACs and right wing interest groups. There are millions more of us and it’s time to show our Congress people that blind support of Israel in the face of mass murder is not acceptable and there will be consequences to them if they we’re ignored.

    • July 30, 2014 at 8:17 am

      Dear Jackie, our heartbeat was simultaneously.
      Check out the time.
      I just know that the time is now to let ALL murders of innocent lives know that we do not want their wars.
      I am so disgusted how much money is being given to aid these senseless killings.
      The women and young people will bring about the change we all so desperately need. I just know it.
      Change is gonna come…..

    • 19 nospin
      July 30, 2014 at 8:33 am

      agreed jackiegrumbacher

    • July 30, 2014 at 8:39 am

      Unfortunately, wealthy Jewish people in this country control media, thus congress.
      Throw in a powerful Jewish Lobby AIPAC and a powerful far right evangelical partner and viola , pro Israel no matter what…
      Subsequently, Anybody that goes against that, is made out as a fool by the powers that be .
      It’s unfortunate, but it is what it is. It’s Netenyahu that’s very dangerous .

      • 21 jackiegrumbacher
        July 30, 2014 at 9:22 am

        My point, Jovie, is that there are more of us than there are of them. We let AIPAC and the evangelical right intimidate us, but there are millions of us whose votes are needed for this or any Congress to be elected. We have the power if we were to use it.

      • 22 jackiegrumbacher
        July 30, 2014 at 9:28 am

        We can’t go down the slope of blaming “wealthy Jewish people.” Far right evangelical groups are not Jewish and the media is controlled by large corporations with very secular interests. The roots of Israeli support go back to WWII and the horrific legacy of Nazi genocide. There were good and powerful reasons why the US supported a democracy in Israel where displaced Jews could finally have a home. AIPAC and the far right does not represent the position of all Jews!

        • 23 nospin
          July 30, 2014 at 1:41 pm

          I agree. In addition, EVERYTHING changes. It may take a while but it does. So I feel empowered everyday when I write a letter to Congress or contact my local representatives telling them this has to change and they should not use US Tax payer dollars to fund Bibi’s wars.

  5. July 30, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Good morning!
    PF, you absolutely brought a big smile on my face with Nina Simone(my favorite) and The Boss on the previous post.
    We must encourage one another and keep the love flowing from heart to heart as hope prevails.
    That is all I have this morning is hope.
    I pray for peace in our hearts as together we stand for justice for all. Anything else is unacceptable.
    It is time for truth to prevail so that humanity will be restored to ALL that deserves it.
    Jews for Jesus speak up and be heard!

    I am my brother’s keeper. I am my sister’s keeper. Love thy neighbor as thy self.

  6. 26 Ladyhawke
    July 30, 2014 at 8:11 am

    CONGRESS OUT TO LUNCH, CAN’T DO THE BASICS. (2 days to go before 5 wk Aug recess)

    RACHEL MADDOW 07/29/14

    Congressional failures put US at disadvantage (19 minutes)


    Rachel Maddow reports on how new tensions with Russia and immigration challenges are made more difficult by the failings of Congress to confirm ambassadors and pass legislation as it prepares for an extended August vacation.



  7. 27 JER
    July 30, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Good Morning BFF and TOD.

    • 28 hopefruit2
      July 30, 2014 at 8:17 am

      I’m sure WestWingReport has thousands of pics of lines of people camping out in the early morning to see GWB give a 20-minute speech….

      • 29 Linda
        July 30, 2014 at 8:30 am

        Ha….remember this ?

        • 30 hopefruit2
          July 30, 2014 at 8:33 am

          Ha! And I’m sure there are many, many, many more instances of THAT kind of reception for GWB 6 yrs into his presidency…

        • 31 arapaho415
          July 30, 2014 at 9:58 am

          Never saw that video before.

          Thanks, Linda, can’t believe I haven’t seen such a classic.

          Something else that’s gone down the memory hole, as I believe Olbermann put it.

          Is that John “emoprog just like Matt Damon” Cusack in that segment? Makes my blood boil when people who have no idea what it’s like to juggle as many balls as PBO does on a minutely basis think they have better advice.

          Give me George “let me get out of PBO’s way” Clooney any day.

    • July 30, 2014 at 8:20 am

      After all these years, this is what HOPE looks like.

  8. 33 JER
    July 30, 2014 at 8:24 am

  9. July 30, 2014 at 8:32 am

    And then boner gets in tv and says- where are the jobs me president? Like a broken record.
    Nobody questions him? Nobody says they’re right there. Like good little automatons they just get that sound bite and then go with it and then on every news outlet in the universe ,

  10. 38 Linda
    July 30, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Breaking : US economy grew at 4% in 2nd qtr. 1st qtr revised up to 2.1 %

  11. July 30, 2014 at 8:41 am

    But but but Steve ratner sez…

  12. 41 hopefruit2
    July 30, 2014 at 8:45 am

  13. 46 JER
    July 30, 2014 at 8:47 am

  14. July 30, 2014 at 8:50 am

    The American press and Israeli govt are the same.

    • 48 jackiegrumbacher
      July 30, 2014 at 9:16 am

      I agree, Jovie, that this was ginned up by Israeli and the press ran with it. They would rather go with stupid spats like this than truthfully cover the way that Israel is brutally decimating Palestinians and murdering infants and children.

    • 49 nospin
      July 30, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      bullshit. They know they laid the foundation however, what they quickly realized is that you can’t through crap and hope it sticks to the wall because they will get called out on those lies. If not by MSM, by the administration and regular folks like you and me WITH proof to back it up.

      • 50 nospin
        July 30, 2014 at 1:50 pm

        to clarify, that “bullshit” was to the Hill. Both press and Israel govt are in cahoots. Just as you said Jovie.

        But it doesn’t work like that in 2014. Not with social media.

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  16. 52 hopefruit2
    July 30, 2014 at 8:57 am

    A true hero – may he RIP.

  17. July 30, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Senate confirmed 3 ambassadors yesterday ,
    Usually, Harry confirms judges in Tuesday.
    But, 1 judge did get confirmed Monday.

  18. July 30, 2014 at 9:03 am

  19. 57 hopefruit2
    July 30, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Yup…plan on seeing a lot of nasty anti-Obama propaganda disguised as polls, “analysis,” endless cable TV punditry, false reporting about international affairs, etc.

    • 58 Ladyhawke
      July 30, 2014 at 9:14 am

      So true HF. Chris Cillizza is exhibit A. Spandan nails his arse to the wall.

    • 59 arapaho415
      July 30, 2014 at 10:02 am

      And only going to get worse after Labor Day, when “campaign season” actually begins — do you hear that MSM – please stop the endless 2016 coverage until after Labor Day 2016.

      Our loins are girded. 😉

  20. 60 hopefruit2
    July 30, 2014 at 9:12 am

  21. 61 jackiegrumbacher
    July 30, 2014 at 9:14 am

    The little infant girl who was rescued from her dead mother’s womb has died. Now that Israel has bombed all power plants in Palestine will other incubator premies die?

  22. 65 japa21
    July 30, 2014 at 9:17 am

    GM all. Ready for another day of irrational PBO bashing? I am. The more good news there is, the more bashing there is. But I think it is reaching a tipping point. People can’t go forever without the good news seeping into their conscious minds, and the more good news that seeps in, the less the bashing has an impact. And then they start to wonder about the agenda of those doing the bashing and realize that those doing the bashing are afraid of good news.

    Upshot: if we work hard, there will be a wave election in November, with Dems riding the crest of the wave that swamps the GOP.

    • July 30, 2014 at 9:26 am

      Incredibly , Ed Shultz took all the GOP talking points on executive orders yesterday on his show. He punched the president in the mouth with his criticism of new executive order on worker permits as well.
      According to twitter, I didn’t watch him…
      So, why does Ed tie himself in knots one day for immigration executive orders, the next day totally against it?

    • 67 desertflower
      July 30, 2014 at 9:42 am

      Morning, japa:) You say ” afraid of good news” I say, ” LYING!!” Good news Tues to wake up to…you are right though, this good news will seep in somehow…it’s all over the place….America is building again, people are employed again, people have healthcare, people can purchase goods again and work on their homes again….buy new cars again…travel and take vacations again…..The reality of the situation doesn’t match the lying liars on the TV with their hair on fire! Someone’s bullshitting, and it’s NOT the President!

  23. 68 GGAIL
    July 30, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family. Hump Day!

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