Early Bird Chat

On This Day: President Barack Obama greets guests during a Federal Judges Association reception in the East Room of the White House, May 6, 2014 (Photo by Pete Souza)



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94 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. 1 Allison
    May 6, 2016 at 7:09 am

    GM Chips! Good Morning TOD!! Have a great day!

    • 3 Roberta in MN
      May 6, 2016 at 9:11 am

      Sorry I didn’t say congrats first Allison. I was in the laundry room, you know, doing clothes and things, still am. But I have to enter my name and email address every time I make a comment on my iPhone. Pain in the butt. So belated congrats on taking in the 1st place.

  2. 4 Roberta in MN
    May 6, 2016 at 7:12 am

    GM Chips, Danny & Momma Chips. Glad to hear Momma is doing better. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

  3. 7 amk for obama
    May 6, 2016 at 7:19 am

  4. 9 amk for obama
    May 6, 2016 at 7:29 am

    • 10 amk for obama
      May 6, 2016 at 7:30 am

      oops. sorry about that.

    • 11 jackiegrumbacher
      May 6, 2016 at 7:34 am

      Waking up to the idea of dealing with DT for the next six months is like waking up to find your nightmare is true. It’s really frightening to think of what this country has become.

      • 12 jacquelineoboomer
        May 6, 2016 at 9:06 am

        GM, jackieG! I’ve talked with a couple people I know who aren’t ultra political, and even they are up to date on Trump’s antics and are frightened about the prospects. Unreal.

        • 13 jackiegrumbacher
          May 6, 2016 at 9:24 am

          Hi, JO’B. People need to keep on being afraid because the threat is real and because fear will motivate them to vote. This is not the year for any Democrat to think his/her vote doesn’t matter. If there are long lines, we will have to help people endure them with water, snacks, treats for the children and encouragement to stick it out. I remember doing this is 2008–helping the elderly and handicapped move to the front of the line or providing fold up chairs, playing with the children, giving out water for the thirsty and lollipops for the kids. Anything we need to do to make sure people vote, we do it.

          • 14 jacquelineoboomer
            May 6, 2016 at 10:59 am

            You are – and looks like will remain – a true Obama Warrior! Proud to be associated with all y’all!

      • May 6, 2016 at 9:22 am

        The Trump Candidacy has revealed what was always there Jackie…it has just never been in the face of white America…although blk folks and others have always seen it…

        even now…some white folks want to brush it aside…and that goes for the purists as well…who will continue to throw rocks at Hillary in an attempt to mask their own racism and privilege….but we see them too

      May 6, 2016 at 1:58 pm


  5. 17 jackiegrumbacher
    May 6, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Morning. So far anything I’ve commented on has disappeared. Guess WP has decided to play ‘hide and seek’ this morning.

    • 18 MightyPamela
      May 6, 2016 at 10:23 am

      One of Mercury’s favorite Retrograde games, Carolyn! Same w Roberta’s iPhone tricks. To quote Dory, “just keep swimmin’, just keep swimmin’!” πŸ’–

  6. May 6, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Friday morning. TGIF>> Congrats Allison, on being first this morning.

    To all, I hope you are full of laughter, jubilance, and rejoicing today. ❀ ❀ ❀

    Thank God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America. β­πŸ† β­πŸ† β­πŸ†

    • 35 jackiegrumbacher
      May 6, 2016 at 7:39 am

      For every Berniebot who says he/she won’t vote for Hillary, we will have to find new voters who will. People are becoming new citizens every day and we have to be sure they vote along with anyone newly eighteen by November. Bernie is a poison and new voters are the antidote.

      • 36 amk for obama
        May 6, 2016 at 7:42 am

        good point. hope hillz campaign is listening in.

        • 37 jackiegrumbacher
          May 6, 2016 at 8:40 am

          HRC has a good chunk of PBO’s former campaign staff either working for her directly or advising her. She also has PBO himself in her corner, so I’m sure she’s covering every angle there is.

    • 39 jackiegrumbacher
      May 6, 2016 at 7:42 am

      Thanks, AMK. Right now, we’re at image #3. Hope we get to #4 on June 7. Bernie Sanders has so mismanaged his funds that he’s going to be in a world of debt. If he doesn’t stop pulling against the Democratic Party, he’s going to find himself out there on his own, in debt and deprived of both good committee assignments in the Senate and support for his re-election. Your choice, Bernie. The sharks are waiting.

  7. May 6, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Good morning TOD πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the outstanding ‘toons, amk!!

  8. May 6, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Calling it what it is ….

  9. May 6, 2016 at 7:50 am

    Long overdue ….

    • 43 jackiegrumbacher
      May 6, 2016 at 7:55 am

      I hope we see a free and independent Kurdistan. This would be a real bright spot and source of hope in the Middle East.

  10. May 6, 2016 at 7:52 am

    A moment of silence to honor his sacrifice to save the lives of others and free the enslaved from #DAESH, i.e., GWB’s forever lasting legacy ….

    Take care everyone …. bbl …..

  11. 45 amk for obama
    May 6, 2016 at 8:02 am

    the girls back to winning form.

    • 47 jackiegrumbacher
      May 6, 2016 at 8:45 am

      Not only is that a stunning turnout that should put US voters to shame, but the ladies saris are so much more interesting than the ubiquitous jeans and t-shirts we see at every polling place.

      • 48 amk for obama
        May 6, 2016 at 9:50 am

        the elections are starting in my state in 10 days. for the past one month, campaigning is on full swing. big festive occasion. πŸ™‚

    • May 6, 2016 at 8:50 am

      WOW, if only………

  12. May 6, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Good Friday, Chipsticks…TOD Family!

    Everyone, enjoy your day.

  13. May 6, 2016 at 8:23 am

    G’morning Chips & TOD! Congrats Allison on #1 πŸ™‚ Happy Friday everyone!

  14. 52 hopefruit2
    May 6, 2016 at 8:23 am

    April jobs report out soon…

  15. 53 Allison
    May 6, 2016 at 8:31 am

  16. 55 hopefruit2
    May 6, 2016 at 8:31 am

    • 56 hopefruit2
      May 6, 2016 at 8:32 am

      Lower than expected, but will probably be revised up – as is usually the case with these glitches…

  17. 57 hopefruit2
    May 6, 2016 at 8:37 am

  18. 58 hopefruit2
    May 6, 2016 at 8:38 am

  19. May 6, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Good Friday morning, TODville.

    Chips, I hope your mother is gaining ground and her spirits are good. Perhaps another little sip of wine and a spin outdoors this weekend? TODers are cheering her progress!

  20. 60 a4alice
    May 6, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Morning TOD – sorry to hear about your mum Chips – hope she’s feeling better soon!

    What a crazy campaign this has been so far – who would ever have dreamed that Trump would be the presumptive nominee for the Reps. That’s a mess.

    Thanks for the toons this morning Amk

    Off to garden – hope you all have a lovely day! πŸ™‚

  21. 61 desertflower
    May 6, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Morning! It’s Friday, right? What a week!

  22. 62 GGAIL
    May 6, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Good West Coast Friday morning Chipsticks & TOD family.
    Chips, happy to read that Mom enjoyed the sunshine and outside fresh air πŸ’•

  23. May 6, 2016 at 9:17 am


  24. 64 jackiegrumbacher
    May 6, 2016 at 9:18 am

    The media will be our enemy in the general election and we have to fight back. Read Paul Krugman’s take on how the media will try to soften Trump’s image and distort Hillary’s positions. Media pundits will make every effort to pull the “both sides do it” nonsense even though there’s is nothing even remotely comparable between them. They will, as usual, focus on every negative poll for Hillary and exaggerate Trump’s strengths. It’s going to take a lot of alka seltzer to get us through to next November.


    • 65 hopefruit2
      May 6, 2016 at 10:01 am

      Indeed Jg. The good news is that people are more savvy and on to the media’s antics. We’ve seen this movie before – during pretty much the entire Obama Presidency. I hope the HRC campaign is prepared to do its part in neutralizing the media’s toxic propaganda effort – the way the Obama campaign did in 2008 and 2012.

    • 66 amk for obama
      May 6, 2016 at 10:04 am

      yup. not even a day, they are already kissing his ugly ass.

      it’s high time both repubs and dems revolted against the entire corporate media enablers.

    • May 6, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      You tell the truth here. They will bend over backwards to try and make Trump palatable.

  25. May 6, 2016 at 9:22 am

    • 69 arapaho415
      May 6, 2016 at 10:21 am

      GM Meta.

      Trump is such an enduring nightmare, can’t believe the GOP/MSM have subjected this country to such humiliation by pandering to Southern whites who have infected their #WhiteIsRight mindset throughout this nation.

      Wish someone would remind those who share this POV that the South was the losing side in the “War Between The States.”

  26. 70 JER
    May 6, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Good Morning Chiips and TOD.

  27. 75 JER
    May 6, 2016 at 9:30 am

    This morning from Bill Bramhall: "The Thing"

    A post shared by New York Daily News (@nydailynews) on

      May 6, 2016 at 2:03 pm


  28. 77 MightyPamela
    May 6, 2016 at 9:33 am


  29. 78 Allison
    May 6, 2016 at 9:33 am

  30. 79 hopefruit2
    May 6, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Whatever happened to our good friend Jodi Kantor? LOL…any more book writing?

    • 80 Don
      May 6, 2016 at 10:19 am

      Didn’t she write some foolishness about Michelle Obama some time back?

      • May 6, 2016 at 10:25 am

        She wrote some book, but I didn’t read it or want to hear anything she said. I have said this before the only book I want to read is the one President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama write.

  31. 82 amk for obama
    May 6, 2016 at 10:01 am

  32. 83 hopefruit2
    May 6, 2016 at 10:03 am

    This is just adorable.

  33. 85 vcprezofan2
    May 6, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Congrats to Prime Minister Enda Kenny of Ireland. Wonder if he’ll be coming for St Patrick’s Day next year?

  34. May 6, 2016 at 10:20 am

    POTUS will speak at Howard U. tomorrow.

  35. 89 arapaho415
    May 6, 2016 at 10:26 am

    GM TODville.

    Something to look forward to on Monday, our favorite Royal and his favorite First Lady. πŸ™‚

    ICYMI (posted on the overnight thread):

    Another welcome event on the next Friday the 13th:


  36. May 6, 2016 at 10:28 am

    And I am so grateful to PBO.

    So, one of the three big hospitals in my area offered me a job and I couldn’t be more grateful. Last week after nearly five years working in child welfare, I left that job to take a job with the hospital to work with the Ryan White program. I will be doing some supportive counseling and case management with my clients with HIV/AIDS. This week was a reprieve for me. The first time I have had any real time off in a year. But Monday and Tuesday, I go to orientation and on Wednesday, start my new endeavor. I am looking forward to this new phase in my work life.

    Originally, I had planned to relocate to Maryland to be close to family. But with my son in school in this area and my need to be close to him when he needs me, I decided to put my move on hold until he graduated. I had decided to stay at my old job until then. But then I got this offer, which will be much less stressful for me and will give me a chance to help another population. I will work four 10 hour days with Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays off (a dream schedule) thankfully, coming from the long hours as before.

    In any case, I am truly blessed and grateful for this opportunity. I look forward to a new challenge.

  37. May 6, 2016 at 10:51 am

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