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Oct
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Chat Away

The Only Adult in the Room 🙂


120 Responses to “Chat Away”


  1. 1 COS
    October 2, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Hey Chips. Great presser.

  2. October 2, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Marvelous, brilliant press conference by our President.

  3. October 2, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    I missed it. Hope I can see it later.

  4. 9 Allison
    October 2, 2015 at 5:44 pm

  5. 11 mtmarilyn
    October 2, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    I wasn’t able to hear the presser but I fear for this country after this President is no longer President. He is the only adult in this country.

  6. 14 99ts
    October 2, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    gm Chips & all – thanks again for all the news – have the grandbabe in residence – some welcome family love. Her latest saying “I love you so much” – a welcome respite from other events.

  7. 20 otter44
    October 2, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Are sheriffs elected in Oregon?

  8. 25 jacquelineoboomer
    October 2, 2015 at 6:10 pm

  9. 32 Nena20409
    October 2, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Au ⭐ for COS 😉
    Congrats!

  10. 33 Nena20409
    October 2, 2015 at 6:15 pm

  11. 34 Nena20409
    October 2, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Hey Jebbie……Stuff Happens
    They have Names. They have Families. They Matter. Their Lives were shortened.

  12. 35 Nena20409
    October 2, 2015 at 6:20 pm

  13. 36 Nena20409
    October 2, 2015 at 6:22 pm

  14. 38 JER
    October 2, 2015 at 6:38 pm

  15. 39 GGail
    October 2, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    My what a handsome man that is in that picture up there 🙂

  16. 42 Ladyhawke
    October 2, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    The schooling on Julie Edwards question about Putin outsmarting POTUS was comprehensive and brilliant. The ending was pitch perfect. Putin has high poll ratings inside Russia. The beltway is impressed because high poll ratings tend to be a measure of success. But POTUS says that’s easy to do when you have a state owned media. OUCH

  17. 43 globalcitizenlinda
    October 2, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    clearly the imbecile has no heart and no brains;

    he should have listened to his mama => no more shrubs;

    and he was supposed to be “the smart one” ????

  18. 44 hopefruit2
    October 2, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Good evening Chips & TOD! I missed my President’s presser – but from reading the comments, I get the sense that it’s something I shouldn’t miss. So off to watch the video – thanks Chips for posting 🙂 🙂

    • 45 Ladyhawke
      October 2, 2015 at 7:02 pm

      HF, I am on my third viewing.

      • 46 hopefruit2
        October 2, 2015 at 8:28 pm

        WOW..just finished watching, and yes, you and meta (and the others) are so right about this fantastic Presser! I enjoyed every last minute of it. It’s a thing of beauty to see our President schooling these damn overgrown adolescents, while teaching the country as whole. I will probably watch it AGAIN tomorrow…and SUNDAY! 🙂 🙂

    • October 2, 2015 at 7:03 pm

      It’s an incredible tour de force of pure intellect and wit!

  19. October 2, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    *sighs* So handsome!
    Also, anywhere thad has an uploaded version of the presser? this video, once more, doesn´t work for me.

  20. October 2, 2015 at 7:24 pm

  21. 63 amk for obama
    October 2, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    #StuffHappens – like birth of bush brothers?

  22. 64 amk for obama
    October 2, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    #StuffHappens – More Guns, Less Taxes.

    May God Screw America.

  23. 65 japa21
    October 2, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Just wanted to stop by. I haven’t been around much and I seldom have a chance to read past threads here, specially since I am not allowed to access TOD at work. I can, however, access other sites. (My guess is there is a certain word in the name of this site that triggers an alarm, like diary?)

    I know a lot of people have a low opinion of the Catholic Church, and that is understandable. A lot of we Catholics also do. And I know the Church’s stance on things like gay marriage, abortion and birth control hasn’t changed since Pope Francis comes along. But I am sick and tired of people saying that Francis is a fraud because the Church still has those stances on the subject. I have heard him called an arch-conservative, a lying SOB and a raging homophobe.

    Would a raging homophobe tell his flock to stop making homosexuality and gay marriage a top priority in their anti-whatever speeches? Would a raging homophobe, when asked about homosexuality, answer “Who am I to judge?” Major teachings of the Church do not get overturned overnight. And they usually require a large majority of Bishops and Cardinals to make progress on that point. Believe it or not, the Pope is not a dictator. Like the President, he has to pick his battles and create a support base, which he is doing, as he can by putting into place more officials who think the way he does. It may not result in major changes during his term as Pope, but it increases the likelihood of a similar thinking Pope following him.

    Rant over.

    • October 2, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      Although I was raised Catholic, I am not practicing but I really loved the Pope’s visit. It gave us a chance to see him interact with ordinary Americans in various settings and he did so with humility and grace. His words were full of idealism and hope and I felt inspired by him. I was especially grateful for his visit to the prison and Independence Hall and his address to Congress. Even though there has been controversy surrounding his visit this week, it’s now very clear that this was not his intention. Even so, I never once thought I regretted following his journey here. As POTUS said today, he is a good man with a warm heart and a big moral imagination. This nation could use a LOT more of that.

    • October 2, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      “Major teachings of the Church do not get overturned overnight …. Like the President, he has to pick his battles and create a support base, which he is doing, as he can by putting into place more officials who think the way he does. It may not result in major changes during his term as Pope, but it increases the likelihood of a similar thinking Pope following him.”

      Couldn’t agree more, Japa. The notion that the head of a centuries-old institution, hardly known for dramatic change, can click his fingers and change things overnight is beyond silly. He’s had an amazing impact, his legacy will be wonderful, he deserves to be saluted for what he is trying to do.

      Hope all’s good with ya.

      • 68 MadameSoph
        October 2, 2015 at 9:00 pm

        And, like PBO, he will probably continue to facilitate change. We are in the midst of a continuing story.

    • 69 Nena20409
      October 2, 2015 at 8:51 pm

      The way it went down leaves me with loads of suspicious Mind…….hmm?

    • 70 Nena20409
      October 2, 2015 at 8:59 pm

  24. 71 amk for obama
    October 2, 2015 at 7:55 pm

  25. 72 amk for obama
    October 2, 2015 at 7:56 pm

  26. 73 forus50
    October 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm

  27. 75 amk for obama
    October 2, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    #StuffHappens – Like my sliding poll numbers.

  28. 76 Nerdy Wonka
    October 2, 2015 at 8:06 pm

  29. 78 HZ
    October 2, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    So proud of our President. He is a decent man, and we love him so. I know on Jan. 20, 2017, our TOD family and the world will miss this wonderful man. I am grateful that I am a part of this beautiful TOD family for this great human being.HZ

  30. October 2, 2015 at 8:11 pm

  31. 82 99ts
    October 2, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Out of the mouths of babes

    Grandbabe found her Peppa Pig phone at the bottom of the toy box. I was trying to get her dressed as they were leaving

    “Don’t interrupt Nanna – I am on the phone”

    Mother of grandbabe looking slightly green 🙂 🙂

  32. 85 amk for obama
    October 2, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    I was kinda shocked that the librul OR has a concealed carry in the campus where this happened.

    To the good guys who packed the heat – So, what happened?

    • 86 99ts
      October 2, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      They realized the cops would probably kill them if they tried to use ’em.

    • October 2, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      There are areas of Oregon especially in rural Oregon that feel very Red.

      • 89 MadameSoph
        October 2, 2015 at 9:06 pm

        Yes OG, it’s not all “Portlandia” in Oregon. My Uncle (husband of one of my aunts) lives there and he is super right wing. Every time I see in my Gmail that he is online, I imagine he’s forwarding some Repub talking points/conspiracy theories (not to me though, he knows better as 99% of his wife’s family members are long time liberals 🙂 ).

    • October 2, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      The populated areas of Portland metro, Eugene, and Willamette Valley are liberal. (My town, the capital, is a mixed bag.) But the rural and small towns are quite conservative. Roseburg is in the Southern and Eastern Oregon swath of red domination. We have five Congressional Reps, four are Dems, one (Southern and Eastern Oregon) is GOP.

      • 91 amk for obama
        October 2, 2015 at 9:23 pm

        Thanks Bill. How did a conceal carry become a law in a state that is generally painted as a generous blue? And how did that truther sheriff get elected?

  33. 92 donna dem 4 obama
    October 2, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Ya gotta love our Nerdy 🙂

    • 93 donna dem 4 obama
      October 2, 2015 at 8:43 pm

  34. 94 globalcitizenlinda
    October 2, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    half-baked ideas => PBO putting a label that fits

  35. 95 Nena20409
    October 2, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    10-02-15
    President Obama

    • 96 MadameSoph
      October 2, 2015 at 8:53 pm

      Thank you so much Nena!
      FYI TOD:
      Julie Pace and Syria question at 21:59
      Question on gun violence and Jeb Bush comment at 38:12

  36. 97 donna dem 4 obama
    October 2, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    #stuffhappens is trending #1 right now,

  37. 98 MadameSoph
    October 2, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Attention NYC and New Jersey area TOD nerds:

  38. October 2, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Voter Suppression in North Carolina.

    ……………..

    THU OCT 01, 2015 AT 02:59 PM PDT
    The sneaky new voter suppression tool in North Carolina, uncovered by one of our own
    byJoan McCarter

    What Busa has found is illustrated in the above image: a systematic and very sophisticated effort to make the simple act of going to the polls much, much more difficult for North Carolina’s black voters. From Busa’s presentation:

    North Carolina Republicans have been actively moving the goalposts—they’ve been moving polling places around like a crazed monkey on crack. They have been cutting numbers of polling places in some counties, increasing numbers in other counties. There has been no systematic analysis of the effect of this. All I’ve been able to find in any news outlet is, you know: a little local newspaper, say Winston-Salem’s, will say: “the number of early voting sites is twelve this year…by the way, it was fifteen last year.” That’s it. Nobody has taken an overall view. […]
    The headline outcome from our analysis is that in 2014 white voters—71% of the electorate in North Carolina—had to travel an additional 119,000 miles from their homes to their nearest Early Voting locations…which is approximately equivalent to halfway from the Earth to the Moon.

    I hear you ask, “how did it affect black voters?” Well, black voters—22% of the electorate—had to travel to the moon and halfway home again, 370,000 miles, in 2014, to get to their nearest Early Voting place. […]

    Social equity. Rev. Barber was talking last night about how we should make moral arguments; we shouldn’t be talking about liberals and conservatives, we should be talking about right and wrong. And the right and wrong of it is that the well-to-do, like many of us in this room, have a much higher degree of mobility and a lot more freedom to say “I’m not coming into work…I’ll be a half an hour late, because I’m going to stop off and vote first.” Wage slaves in a low-wage job, which a lot of people of color are stuck in today, don’t have that opportunity, to tell the manager of McDonald’s “I’m going to be a half hour late today because I’m going to vote.” So, I really insist that excessive distance-to-poll is a poll tax. It costs you money to go vote, and the more money it costs, the fewer poor people vote.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/10/01/1426873/-The-sneaky-new-voter-suppression-tool-in-North-Carolina-uncovered-by-one-of-our-own#

  39. October 2, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Well, this explains a lot.

  40. October 2, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    I love the Subaru commercial with the guy and his dog and the bucket list…and, I don’t even have a pet.

  41. 111 amk for obama
    October 2, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    I saw sanders spoke, kinda, sorta, spoke for gun control. Has Hillary? Or is the triangulation still going on?

    • October 2, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      What I’ve heard from Hillary, she has gone directly at the NRA and the GOP. Not minced words at all.

    • 114 Vicki
      October 2, 2015 at 9:23 pm

      I am Not a Sanders fan.
      But to be Clear:
      Bernie has voted for and supports gun registration laws, closing the gun show and internet loopholes
      Bernie has also voted for bans on military weapons in civilian hands. Automatic assault rifles and large magazines.

  42. 118 Obama Grandmama
    October 2, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    I know I will vote. I want Joe to run as he would be the best to protect and carry on PBO’s policies. If Joe does not run I am perplexed on who I would vote for. I think by default I would vote for Martin O’Malley, although I know his polling numbers give him no chance. I am not a Hillary fan. I also feel Bernie is a one trick pony with no Congressional record to point to. Maybe PBO’s comment today about needing to be a one issue voter to concentrate on gun regulations helps me narrow down my vote. Bernie has not supported sensible gun reform in the recent past whereas MO’M and HRC have been strong supporters. I still say Run Joe Run!


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