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Early Bird Chat

On This Day: President Obama embraces Myrlie Evers-Williams during her visit in the Oval Office, June 4, 2013. The President met with the Evers family to commemorate the approaching 50th anniversary of Medgar Evers’ death (Photo by Pete Souza)

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MoooOOOooorning!


111 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. 1 Nerdy Wonka
    June 4, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Me!!!!!!!

  2. June 4, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Good Thursday, Chipsticks…TOD Family!!!

  3. 6 amk for obama
    June 4, 2015 at 8:49 am

    furst.

  4. 8 Nerdy Wonka
    June 4, 2015 at 8:50 am

    These parents are vile.

  5. 13 vcprezofan2
    June 4, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Hmmmm. I’m *very* suspicious about this roll-out!
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    .
    Anyhoo – GOOD DAY, all TODobots! Life’s good! 🙂 🙂

  6. 14 amk for obama
    June 4, 2015 at 8:51 am

    • 15 Sandy1110
      June 4, 2015 at 11:53 am

      Funny how these so-called Christians proclaim themselves saved. It’s the ultimate arrogance…and so convenient to absolve themselves of ANYTHING.

  7. 16 Vicki
    June 4, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Keeping my unbeaten record of last entry posted on previous thread!
    Good morning Nerdy and TOD.

    • 17 jackiegrumbacher
      June 4, 2015 at 8:57 am

      Well, Vicki, I did read your comment and was thrilled with the unemployment numbers. You are so right about the media, which tries so hard to spin bad news out of good.

  8. 18 Nerdy Wonka
    June 4, 2015 at 8:52 am

  9. 19 jackiegrumbacher
    June 4, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Morning all and congratulations Nerdy on being first after your stellar tweet roundup last night.

  10. 20 Vicki
    June 4, 2015 at 8:55 am

    The Unemployment number dipped to 276,000 from 284,000 last week.
    Thereby depriving our propaganda media from the headline they surely would have written:’Unemployment Soars” had the direction been reversed.

    Fact is that there were many years I wondered if the UE# would ever get below 300,000 again. Bravo, PBO!!!!!

  11. 21 GGail
    June 4, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Goooood West Coast morning NW & TOD family. Thanks & congrats NW on First!

  12. 22 africa
    June 4, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Good morning TOD family.

    Well, the battle is over. Around 6:30 a.m. yesterday, my husband took his last breath as I talked to him about my son and his two daughters, our children. We were at home when he passed. Today, with a heavy heart, I run my son to school in Baton Rouge for orientation tomorrow. But I am blessed that my sister and two cousins will be traveling with me.

    He was very fond of this place, after I turned him on to TOD. He never commented, but he came here everyday to read up and he loved it. He even turned his brother, who lives in Texas, on to TOD.

    Thank you my friends for being my sounding board over the years as we grappled with his struggles with this illness.

    I will see you guys again, soon.

    Love always,
    Kate

    • 23 amk for obama
      June 4, 2015 at 9:05 am

      I am so sorry, Kate.

      My condolences to you and your family. May he rest in peace.

    • 24 GGail
      June 4, 2015 at 9:06 am

      Africa, thank you for letting us know that your beloved husband has transitioned to a peaceful place of no pain. Best wishes to your son at Southern. We send you love and hugs ❤️

    • 25 jackiegrumbacher
      June 4, 2015 at 9:11 am

      Kate, I am so, so sorry for your terrible, heartbreaking loss. I hope you have family and friends who’ll help you through this difficult time and I hope you rely on the support and love of the TOD family.

    • 26 Vicki
      June 4, 2015 at 9:11 am

      africa, I wish you peace and strength in this difficult time.

    • 27 taiping1
      June 4, 2015 at 9:13 am

      So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace and reside forever in your heart and your sons’s.

    • 28 Nerdy Wonka
      June 4, 2015 at 9:14 am

      Africa, thank you for being with us here today and for letting us know about your husband. I offer my condolences to you and the rest of your family. I am glad that your beloved husband found some joy and refuge in this wonderful oasis that is TOD.

      As you send your son off to begin the next stage of his life, I send comforting and positive thoughts to him. May the universe wrap him up in a big hug. May his time there be safe, happy, and worthwhile. May he know success in his life and may you always continue to be as proud of him as you’ve always been.

      I also send comforting thoughts to your husband’s daughters. May they forever hold him close and one day smile instead of crying when they think of him.

      As you lay your husband to rest and he rests in eternal peace, please know that TOD is always here for you.

      Be well, my friend.

    • June 4, 2015 at 9:19 am

      ohhhhhh ((((Kate)))))….

      Blessings to you and your family….

      my sincerest condolences to you and your family…

    • 30 Linda
      June 4, 2015 at 9:19 am

      Oh my….please accept my condolences africa….

    • 31 Don
      June 4, 2015 at 9:24 am

      I’m sorry for your lost, Africa, every goodbye ain’t gone.

    • 32 Roberta in MN
      June 4, 2015 at 9:27 am

      May your husband rest in peace now and all his pain gone. prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you all. (((((hugs)))).

    • 33 TrumpDog
      June 4, 2015 at 9:31 am

      Kate,
      words can’t express how sorry I am for the passing of your husband.
      ((((HUGS)))

    • June 4, 2015 at 9:34 am

      Kate, my heart is with you and your family. May your beloved husband rest in peace. And may you find a sense of peace in time.
      I’m so thrilled your husband was able to join us here as we lift up our POTUS and FLOTUS with love and honor. It’s wonderful that he found some joy here as we do.

      I know your son begins this new chapter with a heavy heart but I do hope he is able to find solace in the building of this next stage of his young life. I’m relieved to know you’ll have some very good company as you travel. Please be safe in your journey. We are all here for you when you return.

    • June 4, 2015 at 9:38 am

      Kate,

      May God comfort you and yours and continue to give you the strength that has sustained you during this long battle. May your dear husband rest in peace. My heart especially goes out to your son who is beginning a new stage in his life with sorrow and hope. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

    • 36 57andfemale
      June 4, 2015 at 9:42 am

      Dearest Africa –

      You and your family are in my constant thoughts and prayers. You are loved, you are supported by those whose faces you treasure and the many hearts and souls who are part of this community.

      {{{{{africa}}}}}

    • 37 desertflower
      June 4, 2015 at 9:44 am

      Dearest africa….so sad to hear of this deep, deep loss. This hole in your heart, You have to hold tight to the memories that you made together and see him in your beautiful children. This has been a long, long battle for your family, He’s at peace now and one day soon, you will be too.

      Your son will go off to college and find his path and make you proud. I wish him all the best on this part of life’s journey.
      For you and your family, I ask for strength and time to heal from the hurt. Big hugs and love to all of you. When you’re ready to come back here, we are always here for you. Take the time you need to grieve. The door is always open here. Much love always. {{{africa}}}

    • June 4, 2015 at 9:46 am

      Oh Kate, I only just saw your message, my heart goes out to you and your son, may your husband rest in peace and may you have the strength to help through this painful time. Endless love to you, we’ll all be thinking of you, take good care of yourself.

    • June 4, 2015 at 10:15 am

      My sympathy to you and your family.

    • 40 globalcitizenlinda
      June 4, 2015 at 10:17 am

      Please accept my deepest condolences on your huge loss . My strength be granted to you and your family as you navigate this challenging time. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers

    • June 4, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Kate you have my heartfelt sympathy. Bless you and your family.

    • 42 MightyPamela
      June 4, 2015 at 10:25 am

      ❤ {{{{{ Kate & Husband & Son }}}}} ❤

    • 43 almablanca
      June 4, 2015 at 10:27 am

      Heartfelt condolences to you Kate. When we part from our dear ones in love and life we meet again in love and life. Blessings to you and family.

    • 44 sabreen60
      June 4, 2015 at 10:38 am

      My sincere condolences, Africa. May you be blessed with peace and may you be comforted.

    • June 4, 2015 at 10:40 am

      So sorry Kate. (((HUGS))) May he RIP.

    • 46 mtmarilyn
      June 4, 2015 at 10:53 am

      Africa, my thoughts, prayers, and loving energy to you and your family.

    • June 4, 2015 at 10:56 am

      Dear Africa,

      I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

    • 48 ber6964
      June 4, 2015 at 11:24 am

      Love and Light Kate………….{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}

    • 49 otter44
      June 4, 2015 at 11:26 am

      Words are not enough., I am so sorry for your loss. Virtual hugs.

    • June 4, 2015 at 11:31 am

      {{{Africa}}} My condolences to you and your family.

    • 51 jacquelineoboomer
      June 4, 2015 at 11:52 am

      Kate, you will be in my thoughts today and in everybody’s hearts. Thank you for letting us know. I’m so glad you have the support of your family, as you continue to support your children. So sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. I’m glad he found joy from visiting TOD! Love you back.

    • 52 Nena20409
      June 4, 2015 at 12:15 pm

      I am so sorry, Africa. My deepest sympathy to you and to your family. May your husband RIP.
      {{{{{ Prayers + ❤ ❤ + Prayers }}}}}

    • June 4, 2015 at 12:48 pm

      Healing blessings to you and yours at this time of profound loss.

    • June 4, 2015 at 12:58 pm

      My condolences to you and your family, dear africa. May your husband rest in peace.

    • June 4, 2015 at 2:17 pm

      So sorry, Kate.

      Prayers to you and the family.

    • 56 donna dem 4 obama
      June 4, 2015 at 4:20 pm

      My heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved husband. May God give you and your son strength during this difficult time and may your husband rest in peace.

    • 57 @marjgra
      June 4, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      My condolences to you and your family. May he rest in peace.

    • 58 sjterrid
      June 4, 2015 at 7:28 pm

      I’m so sorry, Kate, for your loss. May his soul RIP. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    • 59 Betsy
      June 4, 2015 at 10:11 pm

      Africa(Kate), I am heartsick for your loss. I hope in time you will remember all the wonderful times you had together. For now, I am literally crying with you at your devastating loss.

    • June 4, 2015 at 10:47 pm

      {{{{ Kate-Africa }}}}, I’m so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. May the love that you shared, and the happiest of memories, comfort you and your children. You and your family continue to be in my prayers.

    • 61 MaewholoveourCIC
      June 5, 2015 at 12:13 am

      Kate
      I am here two or three if not more times a day. I offer my condolences to you and your family. May you gather strength from your family and friends.May your memories and the time that you shared sustain you in this transition. Abundant peace to you.
      Mae

  13. 62 africa
    June 4, 2015 at 9:05 am

    • 63 jackiegrumbacher
      June 4, 2015 at 9:14 am

      Oh, Kate, this tweet comes from the very depth of your heart and your question is the one each of us have to ask during
      a time of unimaginable loss. This is such a hard path for you to walk. Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you.

    • June 4, 2015 at 9:23 am

      Much Love to you…it is ok not to have all the answers right now…in time you will…

      Bless you and your family…May God grant you serenity and comfort…Amen

    • 66 TrumpDog
      June 4, 2015 at 9:40 am

      It’s a new chapter for you.
      Embrace the good memories, they will confort you.
      You will laugh, smile, and yes – cry.
      There is not one day that goes by that I don’t think of my husband. Not one. It’s been 4 years now and I miss him so.
      The circumstance of his death was different. I am so so jealous of you that you were there with yours; talking to him as he passed away.

      It gets easier as time goes on. My advice is to find a grief counseling group just to talk to others. Sometimes it’s hard to express things with those around you because you don’t want to make them sad or uncomfortable or even to bore them.

      Sending you warm thoughts….

    • 67 vcprezofan2
      June 4, 2015 at 10:08 am

      Kate, as you travel on (to Baton Rouge and beyond) with your son and daughters, know that you are traveling with family and friends both seen and unseen. As others have said, we’ll be here for you as well. May your memories buffer you and the ‘children’, and may you all find comfort and love in the knowledge that your husband brought you all together and will always be with each of you! Hang tough, weep, laugh at the great memories, do whatever you need to do to help you through this time of intense loss. I wish you all that you need in full measure! {{{Kate-Africa}}}

    • 68 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      June 4, 2015 at 10:11 am

      MAY GOD BE WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY…IN HIS HANDS…YOU ARE NEVER ALONE…THAT IS MY COMFORT…LET IT BE YOURS…BLESS YOU MY FRIEND WITH MY FAVORITE NAME…………………

    • 69 whatisworking
      June 4, 2015 at 1:22 pm

      So sorry for your loss. Come here often, we are an online family that will do all we can to support you.

    • 70 misspat
      June 4, 2015 at 2:25 pm

      Please accept my condolences. I will keep you in my prayers.

    • June 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm

      Hi Africa…so sorry to hear about your husband. My condolences to you and your family. May he rest in peace.

  14. 72 taiping1
    June 4, 2015 at 9:30 am

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2015/06/03/obama-and-american-exceptionalism/

    Great story of the Selma speech and President Obama’s sense of American exceptionalism. He embraces the dark side and celebrates the long push for justice, equality, perfecting our union.

  15. 73 Jewelz
    June 4, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Kate, I am so sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in knowing that he’s in a better place free of pain, and watching over you and your children. May his soul rest in eternal peace. Remain bless, and take care.

  16. 74 Nerdy Wonka
    June 4, 2015 at 9:50 am

  17. 75 JER
    June 4, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Kate, my heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. May knowing you’re in the hearts and thoughts of others help you through this time of sorrow.

  18. June 4, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Dear Kate, So very sorry for your loss. May your sweet memories bring you peace and comfort and eventually smiles. I echo what trump dog suggested: grief support group. If you can find a good one, it will be such a huge help. Blessings, friend.

  19. June 4, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Good morning, TODville.

    ICYMI, FLOTUS is doing quite a lot to help nature:

  20. 80 carolyn
    June 4, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Dear Kate, I join the others in assuring you that you will be in my prayers and thoughts as you travel this difficult journey. So glad you were with him. Your love for him shone in everything you wrote, and I know he knew how deep your love for him was. He left on the wings of that love.

  21. 81 almablanca
    June 4, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Good morning TOD folks!
    Love that photo! A real legend and a legend in the making.

  22. 82 MightyPamela
    June 4, 2015 at 10:22 am

  23. June 4, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Full interview: KING 5’s Dennis Bounds talked with Pres. Obama about the Administration’s international trade plans http://www.king5.com/story/news/politics/2015/06/03/pres-obama-talks-about-international-trade-plans/28436993/

  24. 91 Don
    June 4, 2015 at 10:40 am

    This is the world that the Duggars live and thrive in, a world where a certified child molester can have his picture taken with almost every Republican candidate for President. In the Duggars world every perversion can be overlooked and explained away, the greater the depravity, the better the chance of it being forgiven. But don’t you dare ask for food stamps to feed your hungry children, and if you’re gay you had better stay in the closet, god doesn’t smile on the gays and poor in the Duggars’ world.

    • 92 57andfemale
      June 4, 2015 at 10:46 am

      They are despicable. I didn’t realize how politically active they were. Can we now assume that TLC has a Christian Right agenda?

      I will not watch the station again.

  25. June 4, 2015 at 10:57 am

    This Ivanovic/Safarova French Open match has finally got interesting, but Ana has a ways to go to force a 3rd set….Serena is up next!

  26. 94 JER
    June 4, 2015 at 11:10 am

  27. 95 JER
    June 4, 2015 at 11:11 am

    View this post on Instagram

    Bo.

    A post shared by Pete Souza (archived) (@petesouza44) on

  28. 97 yardarm756
    June 4, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Good morning from the land of angry!

  29. June 4, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Is AMK here? 😎 NOT trying to step on VC toes, but. . .
    Pussy said to the Owl, “You elegant fowl!
    How charmingly sweet you sing!

  30. 107 57andfemale
    June 4, 2015 at 11:36 am

  31. 110 Linda
    June 4, 2015 at 11:43 am

    What the Huck has scrubbed his website of all things Dugger…….

    but…but…but ‘ BEYONCE ” IS A BAD INFLUENCE ……!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. 111 Obama Grandmama
    June 4, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Africa, your son’s needs will help you find the new direction you need to carry on. I pray for your family.


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