Chat On

A U.S. Secret Service agent with an automatic rifle instructs people to evacuate the White House complex moments after President Barack Obama and his family left for the presidential retreat, Camp David – (Snark Knoller in the background)

112 Responses to “Chat On”

  1. 5 Don
    September 19, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    I don’t like this.

  2. September 19, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Dude in the video that is posted at the bottom of the previous thread made it to the passageway behind the hedges.

  3. 17 forus50
    September 19, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    BWD hasn’t been on Twitter in a couple of weeks. 😙Hope all is ok.

  4. 20 Don
    September 19, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    I don’t like this shit at all, all of a sudden motherfuckers jumping over the white house fence like its some goddamn joke or something. I mean really, dies the white house have perimeter security? A couple of days ago someone jumped over the fence. This shit ain’t right.

    • September 19, 2014 at 8:25 pm

      Agree. That dude should have been dropped in his tracks long before he reached the passageway.

    • 22 Nena20409
      September 19, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      One of these days, the SS will gun done one of them……Thus far, all these intruders have been spared.

      The Only casualty was the Lay with a child in the backseat……shot by Police, I think.

      These Haters….by the Grace of God and the Will of Most Americans……..those trying to hurt this POTUS and his family will NEVER prevail.

  5. September 19, 2014 at 8:30 pm

  6. 25 vcprezofan2
    September 19, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    😯 Chips, how could you! Snark K is back and you never told us?

  7. 26 dotster3
    September 19, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Where in the world was Secret Service and other WH security? That was a huge security breach—–within moments of President Obama and daughters leaving from there, and the guy jumps over the fence and runs all the way across the lawn and got near the WH portico without being stopped??? I don’t know what was up with this nut, but if had ugly intentions and had firearms of any kind, this could have been tragic. This is inexcusable.

    • 27 CEB
      September 19, 2014 at 9:11 pm

      Exactly. No one should even be allowed to be near the fence, let alone able to jump it and to run so far across the lawn. This F–ker should have been shot and brought down, questions asked later. This is not the place for anyone to try anything.

  8. 29 Nena20409
    September 19, 2014 at 8:33 pm

  9. September 19, 2014 at 8:33 pm

  10. September 19, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Hey, don’t you guys remember all those times people jumped the WH fence during GWB’s reign? Oh, yeah, neither do I.

  11. 32 Nena20409
    September 19, 2014 at 8:33 pm

  12. September 19, 2014 at 8:34 pm

  13. 37 Nena20409
    September 19, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    A question I would like an answer to.

  14. 44 arapaho415
    September 19, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Very alarming news. I share @JeffersonObama’s concerns and others here at TOD about this disturbing event.

    I tweeted what Japa21 expressed so well a couple of threads ago:

    • 45 japa21
      September 19, 2014 at 8:48 pm

      Thank you. Needless to say, I just retweeted it.

      As far as the guy who jumped the fence, if the President had been there he would not have made it half way across the lawn. And, as Bob stated, if he had any weapons, he would have been dropped. You can be sure a sniper was trained on him most of the way. Also, he wouldn’t have gotten one step through the door.

  15. September 19, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday.
    The jobs training program is among a host of initiatives the White House says will cut carbon dioxide emissions by more than 300 million tons through 2030, plus save billions of dollars on energy bills for homeowners and businesses. It will launch this fall at one or more military bases and train a total of at least 50,000, including veterans.

    The Agriculture Department will also spend nearly $70 million to fund 540 solar and renewable energy projects, focused on rural and farming areas. And the Energy Department will propose stricter efficiency standards for commercial air conditioners, a move the department said could cut emissions more than any other efficiency standard it has issued to date….continued


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Having spent political capital fighting climate change at home, President Barack Obama will turn his sights overseas next week, urging fellow heads of state to be as ambitious as possible as they negotiate a make-or-break global treaty to be finalized in Paris next year. Obama will attend a United Nations climate summit where he will announce new U.S. commitments, aiming to ramp up the pressure on other major polluters like India and China to demonstrate they’re not laggards in the global campaign against climate change.

    White House officials said the U.S. will offer tangible contributions such as American technology to help vulnerable populations deal with food security, sea level rise and other negative effects of climate change. “Our hope is that others will do the same and that can build momentum toward an agreement in Paris,” Dan Utech, Obama’s top adviser on climate and energy issues, said in an interview…continued

  16. 48 anniebella
    September 19, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Maybe they will have to not allow anyone near the fence. Close down the street near the fence. Something is going to have to be done.

  17. 49 Nena20409
    September 19, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Just a Friendly Reminder for TODers Tonight on C-SPAN.

  18. September 19, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    ….some news items

  19. 51 Nena20409
    September 19, 2014 at 8:48 pm

  20. 52 dotster3
    September 19, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    I didn’t know someone jumped the fence last week too, on 9/11—–guy was apprehended with secret service guns drawn and with service dog. Need to step up the security there—–shut this down.

  21. 53 Nena20409
    September 19, 2014 at 8:50 pm

  22. September 19, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    What would have been the reaction of the Press and others if the SS had shot and killed the intruder?

  23. 58 Nena20409
    September 19, 2014 at 8:51 pm

  24. 59 Melanie
    September 19, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Wasn’t there a car that was able to breach security a few month by trailing Sasha and Malia’s motorcade? WTF??!!

  25. 61 Nena20409
    September 19, 2014 at 8:54 pm

  26. September 19, 2014 at 8:57 pm

  27. 64 Nena20409
    September 19, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    With a little Update from ABC News

  28. 65 anniebella
    September 19, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    So they have the man who jump the fence under arrest.

  29. September 19, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Do you believe the Baltimore ravens ?

  30. 67 Nena20409
    September 19, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    • September 19, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      Why is nbc jumping the gun?

      • 69 Nena20409
        September 19, 2014 at 9:28 pm

        Many NBC pundits Love Christie.

        Funny how it was one NJ NBC Affiliate supposedly broke this story. The 1st “Leak” from the US Attorney’s office? I smell a big fat Rat.

    • 70 CEB
      September 19, 2014 at 9:21 pm

      The msm and the gopers always think that if they say something often enough that it will happen, even inn the face ob many abject fails: Obamacare is a success, PBO was re-elected, the stimulus worked, companies are hiring, companies that increase the minimum wage are still profiting, bin Laden is killed and buried, and on and on.

  31. 71 amk for obama
    September 19, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    putin getting stupider by the day?


  32. September 19, 2014 at 9:13 pm

  33. September 19, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    I am absolutely furious ….

    We all need to demand immediate, harsh accountability.

  34. 77 forus50
    September 19, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    https://twitter.com/forus50/status/513131223452233728. I don’t know how the Secret Service would have known whether not he had a small bomb or other small deadly weapon on him. He should’ve been ordered to stop and lay down or they should’ve shot him in the legs/feet.

  35. September 19, 2014 at 9:18 pm

  36. 79 Nena20409
    September 19, 2014 at 9:20 pm

  37. September 19, 2014 at 9:20 pm

  38. 83 Nena20409
    September 19, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Yes, WH is Very Safe. This is not 1865.

    • 84 4morefor44
      September 19, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      what am i missing? the president had left already, then the crazy dude jumps the fence. if the president is gone, then secret service might be a little more delayed in dropping someone like this? if there’s a problem with this today, i trust president obama’s appointment to take care of it:

      • 85 amk for obama
        September 19, 2014 at 9:46 pm

        with the rise of wingnut extremism, it is a cause for worry, whether PBO and his family were inside the WH or not. SS dropped the ball here.

      • September 19, 2014 at 9:52 pm

        No way that that assumption is ever valid, 4more. Dude could easily have been a suicide bomber and done enormous damage to the WH and killed a bunch of people including critical members of the Administration.

        The dude may well have not known the President had departed, also.

        SS needs to be reamed with a 40 foot 8×8 for this one.

    • 87 jackiegrumbacher
      September 19, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      Nena, thanks for this. It put my mind at ease just a little.

  39. 88 CEB
    September 19, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    WTF?? I just saw a report that Russian fighter jets dared to enter our air space. They were intercepted and escorted out without further incident, however, the Russian people better rein in their crazy ass uncle because he does not want to come for us.

    • 89 Nena20409
      September 19, 2014 at 9:35 pm

      This story or a new one today?

    • September 19, 2014 at 9:49 pm

      Vlad’s clowns have pulled this stunt several times in the last 48 h – Swedish, UK, and Canadian air space violations that were all met with vigorous response from the respective Air Forces. Fact is Vlad’s AF (like his Navy) is a joke compared to US and NATO capabilities.

      Only thing he’s got going for him are a bunch of conscripts he can use as cannon fodder, some highly destructive surface-to-surface missiles, shitty tanks (but a lot of them), decent artillery, decent air defense (but nothing the US couldn’t ablate), and tactical nukes that he continues to threaten to deploy – the latter of which, should he ever do so, would elicit a response that no one will ever want to survive.

  40. September 19, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Watching Maddow. Back to Kansas. The Kansas Supreme Court Had to rule on Thursday because the overseas ballots had to set by Friday. The Secretary of State said he was delaying the deadline for a week and that he had gotten a waiver from the Justice Department. Well, boys and girls, THAT was a phucking lie.

    he’s sending out the ballots WITH A DISCLAIMER.

    and get this…

    he wants to change the ENTIRE regular election to November 12…


    • 94 Nena20409
      September 19, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      The so called Princeton, Harvard and Rhodes Scholar Oxford Kobach is drunk with His position. Kobach is making it easier every day to have Dems sweep KS in Nov.

  41. September 19, 2014 at 9:41 pm

  42. 96 Nena20409
    September 19, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Leon Penetta is out and about running his mouth again.
    Note To Media……It is Not up to Mr. Penetta to make the decision.

    He is injecting himself into this discussion once again……

    • 97 anniebella
      September 19, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      So Mr. Penetta were we suppose to make that ex-PM Maliki keep our troops there, when he didn’t want our troops there. These people just can’t keep their mouth close, they are always seeking attention.

  43. September 19, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Being from Chicago…

    when you go around closing 50 schools IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY..

    and then announce that a Barack Obama Selective Enrollment High School


    He deserved every ounce of contempt he received on that.

    Barack Obama got his start from the SOUTH SIDE of Chicago.

    Putting that school on the North Side was nothing but an insult.

    and, Rahm’s latest approval ratings in the Black community is SINGLE DIGITS…..

    the Latino community – in the TEENS….

    so, when I say I just want any plausible alternative..

    I am not alone.


    Mayor: New high school won’t be named after President Obama

    By John Byrne, Juan Perez Jr. and Dana Ferguson, Tribune reporters
    SchoolsHigh SchoolsElementary SchoolsElectionsBarack ObamaRahm EmanuelRobert Fioretti

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel backed off Thursday from naming a new elite high school after President Barack Obama amid ongoing criticism from African-Americans who felt the honor inappropriate for a school slated for a wealthy, predominantly white part of the Near North Side.

    Instead of naming the new school after his former boss, the mayor indicated he would consider other names for the selective enrollment high school set to be built near the site of the former Cabrini-Green public housing project just northwest of downtown.

    “Over the last few months, my team has listened to questions and concerns from the community, ranging from location of the building to the naming of the school. We take that community input seriously, which is why – as we continue to look for a thoughtful way to honor President Obama – we will look for other possible names for this future school,” Emanuel said in a statement.


    That wasn’t the only beef about the new school’s location, however. Powerful far South Side Ald. Carrie Austin, who represents part of the Roseland neighborhood where Obama worked as a community organizer before getting into politics, said she told Emanuel shortly after the announcement that the name was a problem given where it would be built.

    “If they’re going to name a school after President Obama they should put it somewhere else,” Austin said Thursday. “Either in Roseland, where he got his start, or in the Hyde Park area, where he lived and has a home. To put it (on the near North Side), that just doesn’t look right.”


  44. September 19, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    The White House fence should be made higher to stop people from climbing over. That should be an easy fix. The constant breach of security is troubling and scary.

  45. September 19, 2014 at 10:07 pm

  46. 107 arapaho415
    September 19, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    This is forus50’s tweet (that appeared only as a URL) upthread:

  47. September 19, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    For those who don’t understand the background of the happenings in the Kansas Senate Seat, here it is:

    Roberts, the Republican, is very unpopular.

    There is an independent in the race, who, in polling, if only a two-way race, was smoking Roberts.

    Even if it was a two-way with the Democrat, Roberts would win.

    So, the Democrat dropped out of the race, but the Kansas SOS was going to force the Democrat’s name to stay on the ballot, hoping enough people would vote for him to let Roberts win. They took it to the Kansas Supreme Court, who voted unanimously that the Democrat did everything he was supposed to do in order to take his name off the ballot and ordered his name off the ballot.

    Then, after the Kansas Supreme Court made their decision, SUDDENLY, the hard Deadline that the SOS said was for the reason for the court care, became not so hard. Mofo LIED and said he had received a waiver from the Justice Department to move sending the Military Ballots a week – which simply was not true.

    Mofo is demanding that the Democrats choose someone to put in that spot, and they are telling him to go phuck himself.

    First became aware of this possible situation because of BooMan alerting me to that Sam Wang believes that if Roberts loses in Kansas, the Dems have an 81% chance of keeping control of the Senate. That percentage has since gotten larger.

  48. 109 globalcitizenlinda
    September 19, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    the desire to give citizen some amount of freedom to approach The People’s House probably influences the nature of the WH perimeter fence;

    I also wonder if the fact that the family of the lady who rammed the WH gate & was later shot dead, is suing the US SS and DC Police, has some bearing on the caution and choice to shot intruders

    • September 19, 2014 at 11:02 pm

      The First Family, of any party or term, should be off limits….period. SS is paid to protect “them”, not intruders. It should be a federal crime to put or appear to put in danger, anyone who resides in the White House. Where should the line be drawn? I say never. Shoot.

  49. September 19, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Sarah Palin was right! Vladimir Putin just reared his head off the coast of Alaska. Russian jets intercepted! http://t.co/pS2ObBH98q— Russell Schaffer (@RussOnPolitics) September 20, 2014

  50. September 19, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Good Evening TODVille.

    Another news about the do-nothing-Congress that has just left DC for another 6-week vacation.

    WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Friday replaced the firm handling their lawsuit against President Obama after the lawyer representing them pulled out over what was said to be political backlash among his colleagues at the firm, Baker Hostetler.

    The lawyer, David B. Rivkin Jr., had taken the case on behalf of House Republicans in August, right after they voted to sue the president, accusing him of overstepping the powers of the presidency. Two people with knowledge of the situation said Mr. Rivkin withdrew from the case under pressure after facing criticism that he had taken on an overly partisan lawsuit. Some members of the firm feared the case against Mr. Obama could drive off potential clients and hurt Baker Hostetler’s credibility, according to one of the people with knowledge of the case. Both people said they were prohibited from publicly discussing such a delicate case.

    With Mr. Rivkin’s withdrawal, the House Administration Committee signed a new contract on Friday with William A. Burck, co-head of the Washington office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. Mr. Burck had served as outside counsel for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform when House Republicans sued Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to produce documents related to the botched gunrunning investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious.

    He also represented Maureen McDonnell, the wife of former Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia, in the corruption trial that ended this month with her conviction on nine counts.


Comments are currently closed.







Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.



RSS Obama White House.gov

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS WH Tumblr

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS Steve Benen

  • Joe: There is no post-truth world when it comes to the court system
  • Former Labor Secretary warns of banking dangers and recession possibility
  • Air Mail: George Santos, Boris Johnson, Restoration Hardware and Putin 
  • 'White supremacist genius': GOP resort to anti-semitic, racist attacks to defend Trump prosecution
  • The paradoxical relationship between America and poverty



Blog Stats

  • 43,345,235 hits
September 2014

%d bloggers like this: