Early Bird Chat

On This Day: President Barack Obama dances with First Lady Michelle Obama in the Blue Room of the White House prior to an “In Performance at the White House” series concert honoring songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David, May 9, 2012 (Photo by Pete Souza)



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110 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. May 9, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Good Monday, Chipsticks…TOD Family!!!

  2. 2 jackiegrumbacher
    May 9, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Morning Chips and SW. Hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day!

  3. May 9, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Good Morning, TOD! May you have a marvelously Blessed day!

  4. May 9, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Continuation of Invictus Games images from last post….

    In the audience: Prince Harry, Morgan Freeman and Michelle Obama sat to watch the performances before taking to the stage themselves

    During the opening ceremony, the flags of the 14 countries taking part in the Games were brought into the arena with the British and American flags taking center stage

    Game on! A huge burst of fireworks filled the sky above the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida, at the end of the ceremony

  5. 10 amk for obama
    May 9, 2016 at 8:08 am

    the cause

    and the effect

    • 11 Don
      May 9, 2016 at 8:15 am

      I’m surprised Dutch’s numbers were even that high.

      • 12 jackiegrumbacher
        May 9, 2016 at 8:28 am

        Don, there was a cone of silence around Reagan regarding his dementia and few people realized that he had long since lost control. He had a well polished public persona from years of acting plus good script writers and people believed the congenial face he presented to the world was real.

        • May 9, 2016 at 10:09 am

          Thanks for reminding us Jackie! When do we hear about that, ever?
          Just a note on the cartoon though. Some of us have relatives who took their lives by hanging, and there’s also a terrible, disgraceful history of lynching in this country. Hope the cartoonist will think about that some time because it is not funny.

  6. 14 jackiegrumbacher
    May 9, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Tomorrow is the W. Virginia primary which Bernie is projected to win, so expect a week of faux momentum bleating from his campaign and the media. Next week–May 17– is Kentucky and Oregon, with Oregon a likely Bernie pickup. After that it’s pretty much over for BS with expected HRC wins in NJ, Puerto Rico, California and DC. Then, finally–finally–this endless primary comes to a close. I heard that Hillary’s people have said that BS can mess around with the meaningless Dem platform all he wants and Ed Rendell, the convention organizer, has declared he won’t tolerate any nonsense from Bernie supporters at the convention. God help anyone who crosses or embarrasses Rendell–just ask Joe Sestak.

    • 15 Don
      May 9, 2016 at 8:38 am

      Ed Rendell, my goodness is he still around? Though I’m going to vote for Hillary I’m still going to break balls every chance I get. To be honest Joe Sestak isn’t the toughest guy around, more than likely Ed told him that there is a right way and a wrong way to do business.

      • 16 jackiegrumbacher
        May 9, 2016 at 8:42 am

        Rendell sabotaged Sestake’s run for PA Senate by recruiting another candidate very late in the game and spending millions to build up her name. She’s never won an elected office, but her ads were plastered on the tv every hour of every day and she won the primary.

        • 17 Don
          May 9, 2016 at 8:47 am

          Yep, that sounds like Rendell sure enough.

        • May 9, 2016 at 9:28 am

          it was not ads alone…it was a combo of the President’s endorsement and Sanders acting the fool…Dems lined up…(unsusal ..but it happens)….

          • 19 donna dem 4 obama
            May 9, 2016 at 10:22 am

            I heard a radio show after the PA primary from an leftwing progressive and they said all of the establishment which is anti-Sanders including President Obama’s endorsement turned this election for her.

    • May 9, 2016 at 9:25 am

      Just ask Joe Sestak….


      speaking of Sestak..is he going to support McGinty…..

    • 21 57andfemale
      May 9, 2016 at 10:21 am

      Hillary has closed the gap in WV. This is significant – BS was polling 20, 30 points ahead of her (by promising coal jobs?!?! I thought he was the one who was going to end fossil fuels by Executive fiat. But I digress). She has closed the gap to within MOE. If she can keep it 10, even 15 points, he has lost his bragging rights. But we’ll see. This is the first time we’re seeing polling move in her direction in a primary state, now that – hopefully – Americans are realizing what a jerk he is.

      But who knows? It’s been a roller coaster, this primary. I’m so tired of it.

      • 22 sjterrid
        May 9, 2016 at 3:21 pm

        Happy belated birthday, 57and female! I didn’t see that it was your birthday yesterday until it was very late. I hope you had a great day!

        • 23 57andfemale
          May 9, 2016 at 3:31 pm

          The strange joys when you’re old: I’ve cut way back on wheat and my great splurge was eating bread over the weekend. Oh, and way too much alcohol……

          • 24 sjterrid
            May 9, 2016 at 3:43 pm

            Glad you had a good time. Sometimes, you just have to indulge yourself. I know what you mean. I have diabetes and over this past weekend I had cake/pie for desert.

    • 26 mtmarilyn
      May 9, 2016 at 10:49 am

      Just found out yesterday Bernie will be here in Missoula. I think he will win Montana too, same time as California but we only have 21 delegates I just am tired of all those who still think he has a chance and who talk about fraud, etc. They don’t remember 2008, it was so much closer and Hillary won several states after she knew she couldn’t win.

      I also have a huge problem with Ed Rendell.

  7. 27 amk for obama
    May 9, 2016 at 8:30 am

    corrupt platini is out. good.

  8. 28 jackiegrumbacher
    May 9, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Haven’t tried this in a while–hope it works.

    Very Sad-Crusader for good&Rights For all-Most renowned Women in The World X20!Yet ppl threaten,We don't deserve her pic.twitter.com/ohmyosJ2xP— RobinRN (@chirprn) May 9, 2016


    Very Sad-Crusader for good&Rights For all-Most renowned Women in The World X20!Yet ppl threaten,We don't deserve her pic.twitter.com/ohmyosJ2xP— RobinRN (@chirprn) May 9, 2016


  9. May 9, 2016 at 8:44 am

    G’morning Chips & TOD!! Congrats swbluega on #1, and Happy Monday everyone! 🙂

  10. 31 JER
    May 9, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Good Morning Chips and TOD.

  11. 32 jackiegrumbacher
    May 9, 2016 at 9:07 am

    If you want a little fun light reading this morning, try reading up on the ways Marie Antoinette tried to make herself beautiful. Her annual clothes budget was the equivalent of $4 million and she never wore anything twice. Every day she put some glop made with “pigeon juice” to keep her complexion young. It’s no wonder she ticked off the ‘peasants.”


    • 33 Obama Grandmama
      May 9, 2016 at 11:24 am

      I think I felt what the peasants felt about the royalty when I saw the Carriage House at Versailles. When they showed the miniature gold carriages that used peasant children as drivers and footmen to transport the Royals’ children around in, it was almost too much to bear, not unlike our own slavery history.

  12. May 9, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  13. 38 amk for obama
    May 9, 2016 at 9:24 am

    this thin skinned, narcissistic punk ain’t gonna survive till nov.


    • 39 desertflower
      May 9, 2016 at 9:31 am

      He’s a mess. Just like the Republican Party. The more he talks, the more he shows what he doesn’t know. The more petty and vindictive he shows he is….he will be his own undoing. I hope for total humiliation on the world stage.

        • 41 vcprezofan2
          May 9, 2016 at 11:40 am

          // …………………………

          The important thing to realize, then, is that when Mr. Trump talks nonsense, he’s usually just offering a bombastic version of a position that’s widespread in his party. In fact, it’s remarkable how many ridiculous Trumpisms were previously espoused by Mitt Romney in 2012, from his claim that the true unemployment rate vastly exceeds official figures to his claim that he can bring prosperity by starting a trade war with China.

          None of this should be taken as an excuse for Mr. Trump. He really is frighteningly uninformed; worse, he doesn’t appear to know what he doesn’t know. The point, instead, is that his blithe lack of knowledge largely follows from the know-nothing attitudes of the party he now leads.


      • 43 GGAIL
        May 9, 2016 at 9:45 am

        Total humiliation is what the Donald and the GOP deserve

      • 45 amk for obama
        May 9, 2016 at 10:36 am

        a completely unhinged egotist. god save murka world.

  14. 46 GGAIL
    May 9, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.
    Sending prayers & positive thoughts to J’OB and her son Steve who is having surgery today.

    I don’t know how to post the Gratefulness Candle link here on my iPhone.

  15. May 9, 2016 at 9:32 am

    A bit of excitement … Seattle SWAT Team now raiding 411 W Galer … stun grenades and all … haven’t seen any Twitter activity as yet and I’m not going to ‘live tweet it’ yet because have no idea how serious the situation could become …. an interesting accent to my early morning ‘coffee run’ …. back to work ….

  16. 54 amk for obama
    May 9, 2016 at 9:40 am

    filipinos vote for their own donald dreck.


    • 57 amk for obama
      May 9, 2016 at 10:07 am

      she is a cutie. so serious.

      May 9, 2016 at 10:15 am


  17. 59 amk for obama
    May 9, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Best wishes to JO’B and her son for a successful operation and a quick recovery.

  18. 63 vcprezofan2
    May 9, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Monday greetings, TODobots & friends! I didn’t bother to check the temperature but I actually decided to turn on the heat again – it was cold last night! I’ll see what today brings.

  19. 75 vcprezofan2
    May 9, 2016 at 10:19 am

  20. 76 vcprezofan2
    May 9, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Hard to believe this ……. in America! I didn’t use the tweet because the picture of the candidates’s beaten face is not a pretty sight.

    A Democratic candidate for the West Virginia state Senate was brutally attacked at a political cookout just two days before the state’s primary in an attack his family believes was politically motivated, WSAZ reported.

    Richard Ojeda suffered eight facial fractures, severe swelling, and a concussion after suspect Jonathan Porter allegedly showed up to a Sunday cookout uninvited, according to the report.

    Porter allegedly asked Ojeda, a military veteran, for help putting a bumper sticker on his car and started beating him with brass knuckles when he bent down to help, the local station reported. Witnesses told police the suspect also tried to run Ojeda over with his car while trying to flee the scene.

    Porter turned himself into police about six hours later and was charged with felony destruction of property, malicious assault and attempt to commit a felony, according to WSAZ.

    After the attack, Ojeda posted a photo of his battered face from the hospital on Facebook, and said he believes the attack was planned.

    ………………………. //


    May 9, 2016 at 10:32 am


  22. 78 MightyPamela
    May 9, 2016 at 10:34 am

  23. 80 vcprezofan2
    May 9, 2016 at 10:37 am

  24. May 9, 2016 at 10:42 am

    FLOTUS really has de-aged during this Administration.

    • May 9, 2016 at 11:10 am

      I think she also gotten her confidence over the years, and if she was halfway interested in politics, she could be a Senator then maybe President. But she has said so many times that politics were not for her and I don’t blame her. Love our First Lady.

  25. 83 vcprezofan2
    May 9, 2016 at 10:43 am

    For the second consecutive season, the Golden State Warriors point guard will be named as the league’s most valuable player this week, according to ESPN.

  26. 87 vcprezofan2
    May 9, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Pretty pics from TS’ world: 🙂

  27. May 9, 2016 at 10:49 am

    A little follow-up …. this has been ongoing since ~ 610a ….

  28. 97 vcprezofan2
    May 9, 2016 at 10:53 am

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  30. May 9, 2016 at 11:08 am

    • May 9, 2016 at 11:08 am

      • 101 arapaho415
        May 9, 2016 at 11:32 am

        GM Meta.

        Must watch video — the rapport between Prince Harry and @FLOTUS is unmistakable, and puts to rest any speculation that there is ANY tension whatsoever between the Royal Family and our beloved First Family (i.e., ridiculous Drudge-fueled frenzy about Churchill bust).

        Looking forward to Michelle, Jill and Harry’s #JoiningForces collaboration after Jan 2017.

        @FLOTUS in the video:
        “I have to say that the most precious thing, if you haven’t already fallen in love with him [Prince Harry], is to see him with his nephew.”

        • May 9, 2016 at 11:38 am

          Yes, I just loved how playful they are with each other but also how strong their support is for each other. Lots of affection and respect there. Great buddies! And Harry’s attempt to do an imitation of POTUS was hysterical!

        • May 9, 2016 at 11:41 am

          Did you see Prince Harry impression of POTUS? When they were talking about the POTUS and FLOTUS video and the Queen and Harry response.

  31. 104 amk for obama
    May 9, 2016 at 11:19 am

  32. 105 amk for obama
    May 9, 2016 at 11:20 am

    hey occupy lefties. how about occupying these fifth columnists?

    • May 9, 2016 at 11:31 am

      What open up the morning news, on CNN News Day a interview with Trump over the phone. ABC, CBS, NBC Trump-Ryan meeting, Trump, Trump,Trump.

  33. 107 amk for obama
    May 9, 2016 at 11:23 am

  34. May 9, 2016 at 11:41 am

  35. 110 JER
    May 9, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Coming up at 1 PM:
    NC Governor holds news conference – http://www.msnbc.com/live-online/watch/coming-up-nc-governor-holds-press-conf-681994819520

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