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Early Bird Chat

On This Day: On a tour of the State Floor of the White House, President Barack Obama looks at a portrait of John F. Kennedy by Aaron Shikler, Jan. 24, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


106 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. 1 99ts
    January 24, 2016 at 8:02 am

    gm Ms Chips & TOD

  2. 3 99ts
    January 24, 2016 at 8:03 am

    And I’m so interested to know about the portrait that PBO will have in the White House – has this ever been discussed?

    • January 24, 2016 at 8:05 am

      Ah, I hadn’t thought about that – is there an official portrait of every President in the White House, and who chooses it?

      • 5 jackiegrumbacher
        January 24, 2016 at 8:07 am

        Every president and every First Lady gets an official portrait. Don’t know whether the president gets to choose his artist, but I think they have a say in how they want to be portrayed.

        • January 24, 2016 at 8:13 am

          Thanks Jackie, wasn’t sure how it worked, will be fascinating to see PBO’s portrait.

          • January 24, 2016 at 8:29 am

            yes it will…

            Ms Chips…as the President’s time in office draws to a close …have you given thought to how you will preserve this diary…i think that the ObamaFoundation will have a use for your diary…i hope that they have a digital library..if they do, your diary will be a valuable memento to the President’s time in office…

  3. 16 jackiegrumbacher
    January 24, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Good Morning all. The gorgeous, beautiful, wonderful, fantabulous sun is shining this morning and even though it’s shining on over 30″ of snow, I’m ready to to a sun dance to thank it for coming up this morning.

    • January 24, 2016 at 8:07 am

      Good sunshiney morning to you Jackie – holy smokes, 30″?!

      • 18 jackiegrumbacher
        January 24, 2016 at 8:12 am

        It was all fun and games for a while and looked lovely and then it really got almost menacing because when every door is blocked by snow, there is NO WAY OUT and it actually starts to get freaky. I cleaned out NINE draws in the bedroom to distract myself.

    • 23 sherijr
      January 24, 2016 at 8:23 am

      Right there with you Jackie. Love the Sun, so pleased to see it today.

  4. 27 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    January 24, 2016 at 8:07 am

    GOOD MORNING TOD FAMILY…HOPE AND PRAY EVERYONE IS OK…AM OFF TO MY WONDERFUL MULTICULTURAL CHURCH TODAY…FEEL SO AT HOME THERE…YESTERDAY’S SERVICE FOR THE PASTOR’S MOTHER WAS A SAD YET JOYFUL EVENT. HOPE BO AND SUNNY ARE ENJOYING CREATING SOME YELLOW SNOW. I EXPECT TO SEE PBO OUT WITH THE girls creating a snowman and the first lady carving a giant replica of a broccoli stalk…………..MY PUTER AS YOU CAN SEE IS DOUBLY WIERD THIS MORNING!..I LOVE MY ENERGIZER PRESIDENT AND BOUGHT HIM SOME MENS’ FIRED UP SOX YESTERDAY. THEY ARE SUCH A HOOT! CAN’T WAIT TO SEND THEM NEX WEEK. JUST HOPE NOONE INTERFERES AT THE POST OFFICE…MAIL THEFT IS A FELONY!..BBL…………….

  5. 28 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    January 24, 2016 at 8:10 am

    THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PIX OF PBO…BROTHERS IN CAUSE…GIVING HISTORY A PAUSE….UNITING A NATION…THE WORK IS NEVER DONE….BROTHERS IN CAUSE UNTIL WE ARE ‘ONE!’

  6. 30 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    January 24, 2016 at 8:11 am

  7. 32 amk for obama
    January 24, 2016 at 8:23 am

  8. January 24, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Good Sunday morning TOD🙂

  9. 56 99ts
    January 24, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Busy day – past my bedtime – night all – do hope the big snow is about over.

  10. 58 amk for obama
    January 24, 2016 at 8:28 am

    • 59 Sandy1110
      January 24, 2016 at 9:29 am

      This is the kind of information they need to keep sending out. You really do have to step down to “Politics / Science for Dummies” to explain things.

  11. 60 amk for obama
    January 24, 2016 at 8:32 am

  12. January 24, 2016 at 9:01 am

    G’morning Chips & TOD! Congrats 99ts on #1!🙂 Congrats and safety to all those on the East Coast who have survived one of the biggest blizzards of all time! What a storm it was! 🙂🙂

  13. 70 amk for obama
    January 24, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Iran is considering buying planes from US manufacturer Boeing as it moves to upgrade its fleet following the removal of UN sanctions.

    Iran’s deputy transport minister Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan told Reuters that Iran is interested in buying 100 aircraft.

    UN sanctions were lifted a week ago, allowing Airbus to negotiate a deal to sell 114 aircraft to Iran.

    US trade sanctions on Iran remain in place, but Boeing could apply for a special waiver.

    However, last week Boeing said there are “many steps” before it decides to sell aircraft to Iran.

    The Airbus deal will have an official signing when Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visits Paris on Wednesday, according to Iranian media.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35394835

    so the french and chinese are signing deals worth billions, while bomb, bomb, iran murkans are losing out. keep voting for the thugs.

    • 71 Don
      January 24, 2016 at 9:15 am

      I’m telling you Iran is like a giant virgin, waiting to get tapped. China and France knows this that’s why there’re negotiating deals with Iran left and right. I bet you a million dollars Iran gets high speed trains before America does. You best believe Boeing is trying to get in on the gangbang of the century.

      • 72 jackiegrumbacher
        January 24, 2016 at 9:26 am

        US business are probably flying to Tehran every day to negotiate deals. The more Iranis talk reasonably and praise diplomacy, the higher the number of American companies who will want a share of the profits.

        • 73 amk for obama
          January 24, 2016 at 9:34 am

          I don’t think so. The thugs have set up so many hurdles in the path and if they win in 2016, there will be many more.

          • 74 jackiegrumbacher
            January 24, 2016 at 9:58 am

            AMK, Republicans will look like they’re raising hurdles if they think it will hurt the President. But that party is owned and operated by big business and that greedy group isn’t going to sit back and let China get all the takings. All they have to do is buy a few congressmen or senators and they get want they want. Buying members of Congress is really cheap and corporations get a lot of bang for their buck.

            • 75 amk for obama
              January 24, 2016 at 10:04 am

              The present congress is held to ransom by that tiny minority of teabaggers. Neither the drunk nor the granny starver had/has the guts to caucus with dems on such matters. It’s been two weeks since the sanctions were lifted and I don’t see any news of US big business doing any deals. They have already lost the early bird advantage. The big corps have bitched about how all their ‘efforts’ have come to naught in the last seven years.

              • 76 Don
                January 24, 2016 at 10:27 am

                Unfortunately for the Republicans the bible thumpers, the creationist, the climate deniers, and the anti-abortionist outnumber those Republicans that are more in tuned with big business. This is where the Chamber of Commerce and the Corporations might have to step in and do the heavy lifting.

                • 77 amk for obama
                  January 24, 2016 at 10:35 am

                  Not really, I have seen their numbers varied from 40 to 60 based on the collective pet peeves. boner was a gutless failure in not even trying to squelch these roaches ruthlessly. So many votes, including immigration reforms, would have passed with dems support.

      • 78 jackiegrumbacher
        January 24, 2016 at 9:29 am

        Whoa, Don! I love you, but that “virgin” thing is wildly sexist. And I do agree that Iran is going to become one of the most modern countries in the Middle East in a very short time.

      • January 24, 2016 at 10:36 am

        gangbang??…come on Don…

  14. 80 amk for obama
    January 24, 2016 at 9:27 am

  15. 81 amk for obama
    January 24, 2016 at 9:29 am

  16. 82 amk for obama
    January 24, 2016 at 9:30 am

  17. 83 amk for obama
    January 24, 2016 at 9:41 am

  18. 84 amk for obama
    January 24, 2016 at 9:42 am

  19. January 24, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Good Sunday morning, Chips and TODville.

    PLEASE remember we must not ever give up HOPE:

    • January 24, 2016 at 10:06 am

      Morning Meta! Wow, $47 million? I’m amazed, I honestly thought they’d be doing even better because of the ‘Obammer’s comin’ to get yer guns’ crap.

      • January 24, 2016 at 10:17 am

        Morning, Captain Chips!!

        Inorite? I was very shocked but VERY encouraged by this. Can it be we’ve reached peak disgust of some sort? Guns are not now and never have been a tradition in my family so I’m not part of the gun culture and this news really makes me want to work harder to wake people up.

    • 90 amk for obama
      January 24, 2016 at 10:12 am

      drip, drip, no wonder wayne is yelling like a rabid dog.

  20. January 24, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Happy Sunday TODers

    Heeeeeeeeeeeeeya Chips!

  21. January 24, 2016 at 10:13 am

    • January 24, 2016 at 10:21 am

      I just finish watching that, Tina is great in playing that idiot. I had to laugh, then I found myself asking is Sarah Palin for real. OMG!!!!!!!!! John McCain this is part of your legacy, all yours and not in a good way.

    • 96 No Child Left Behind
      January 24, 2016 at 10:27 am

      I always knew that if I missed Il Douche’s major insane endorsement on TV, SNL would have the replay. As in the words of the Great Keith Olbermann, this woman (Palin) is an idiot!

      Good Post Snowzilla Morning TODVille!

  22. 97 amk for obama
    January 24, 2016 at 10:22 am

    LOL.

  23. 99 No Child Left Behind
    January 24, 2016 at 10:32 am

  24. 100 No Child Left Behind
    January 24, 2016 at 10:32 am

  25. 102 No Child Left Behind
    January 24, 2016 at 10:34 am

  26. 103 No Child Left Behind
    January 24, 2016 at 10:34 am

  27. 104 No Child Left Behind
    January 24, 2016 at 10:36 am

  28. 106 globalcitizenlinda
    January 24, 2016 at 10:53 am

    good morning! have a great day


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