Chat On

@dougmillsnyt: A little Abbey Road look on 17th St. in DC as @POTUS makes his way back to the White House following his lunch

111 Responses to “Chat On”

  1. 13 Dudette
    October 26, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    One might think this story is made up, but nope, it’s real!

  2. 20 desertflower
    October 26, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Love this!! Congrats, dear Dudette!

  3. 35 MightyPamela
    October 26, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    This photo is BEYOND EXCELLENT!! Well done, @dougmillsnyt!

  4. 36 desertflower
    October 26, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    I’m going to have to agree with GGail about the stupid update to the iPhone that now makes you sign in with your email/screen name…etc whenever you want to post a comment from your iPhone!! What in the WIDE DAMN WORLD is your problem Apple??!! Change it back to the way it was! Honestly, these people just need to invent something new and quit dorking around with things that work fine already..STOP IT! THIS IS ANNOYING!

    Got that off my chest. For now.

    • 37 Dudette
      October 26, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      Oh is that the 9.1 update? I was wondering whether to take it. Thanks for solving that for me!

    • 38 GGail
      October 26, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      Oh good, I’m so glad it’s not just my phone, however, I am stopping by Sprint on my way home to complain & whine & hope someone can fix this!

      What a pain!!!!

    • 39 MightyPamela
      October 26, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      Well, my iPhone4 officially died this afternoon, around 1:45, so that is that. Sighs audibly. Now I guess it’s time for a new phone, it will not be an iPhone. No. Sighs audibly, again. ;( ❀ {{ MP }} ❀ 🐻

    • 40 mtmarilyn
      October 26, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      Desert flower, Happy birthday! You are such a special lady. I am so glad I got to meet you. Hope you have a very special Day.

      • 41 desertflower
        October 26, 2015 at 8:10 pm

        Thanks, mtmarilyn:) The door’s always open:)

      • 42 GGAIL
        October 26, 2015 at 9:31 pm

        Mtmarilyn, we SoCal Peeps had a grand time Saturday night at the Evening with Poe. Our beloved Tally was awesome as was the other Poe recitals we experienced. And Susan is a purrfect fit to our group!
        Her bday is next month and we’re getting together at her place to celebrate 😘 Thank you for introducing her to usπŸ’•

        • 43 0388jojothecat
          October 26, 2015 at 9:42 pm

          Drama After Dark: A Night of the Macabre with Poe and Gorey

          3:01 PM – 26 Oct 2015 Β· Details

        • 46 0388jojothecat
          October 26, 2015 at 9:48 pm

          Hello TOD friends. These are pictures of our lovely Tally from Saturday night from the Huntington Library, Drama After Dark: A Night of the Macabre with Poe and Gorey. You can see Tally in the background on some of these. The evening was perfect, a full moon and very pleasant SoCal fall evening. GGail, Sue, Purpleshoes, my friend J.C brought along a friend for a wonderful evening.

    • 49 canadabarb4obama
      October 26, 2015 at 10:42 pm

      I’m posting from iPhone. Seems ok.

  5. October 26, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    When is the next GOP debate

  6. 55 Dudette
    October 26, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Happy Birthday DF! We celebrate you!!

    Now remember to be verrrry careful around all those burning candles, dear!

    • 56 desertflower
      October 26, 2015 at 8:13 pm

      Got it! No matches, No fire. So I get to practice blowing on the cake? Who’s gonna eat that after I huffed and puffed on it 10 times? πŸ™‚ Thank you, Dudette. Love you back:)

  7. October 26, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Good evening Chips & TOD! Happy Monday everyone. Happy birthday df – hope you had a great one! πŸ™‚

    • 61 desertflower
      October 26, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      It’s not over yet! So far, so good! Thanks, hopefruit:)

      • 62 hopefruit2
        October 26, 2015 at 8:58 pm

        Glad that you’re still celebrating! ..Oh as a birthday present, I’ll divulge your TOD Halloween costume earlier than the rest. (It’s Brian Williams) …more on that later. πŸ™‚

  8. October 26, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Re the iPhone and having to sign in every time. Same thing for me and get this: I KEEP DECLINING THE UPDATE so HOW or WHY am I having to do it!?!?!?! I agree with df, leave it alone!!!!!!😱😱😱😱😱😱😱

    • 66 desertflower
      October 26, 2015 at 8:17 pm

      We should all just call them or email and tell them to keep their mitts off something that isn’t broken. What a pain this is!

  9. October 26, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    • 68 donna dem 4 obama
      October 26, 2015 at 8:31 pm

      Chips I am furious and at a lost for words.

      • October 26, 2015 at 8:41 pm

        Oh Donna, I only saw about this in the last hour, I feel physically ill after watching it. There are so many aspects to it that are beyond shocking, but even in the two short clips I saw you could sense the fear when he walked in the room, the silence, some of the students were actually cowering. They knew his history. And the teacher stood there and did and said nothing. It’s not enough for this scumbag to be sacked, he needs to be charged and locked up, God knows what else he has done in his time when there was no video.

        When will this ever ****ing end?

        • 70 donna dem 4 obama
          October 26, 2015 at 8:47 pm

          I cried when I saw the video a couple hours ago. It just sickens me.

    • October 26, 2015 at 8:38 pm

      zellie ‏@zellieimani 47m47 minutes ago
      Currently, #BenFields is facing a lawsuit in federal court accusing him of violating the civil rights of a student at #SpringValleyHigh

      zellie ‏@zellieimani 47m47 minutes ago
      The lawsuit claim #BenFields, β€œrecklessly targets African-American students with allegations of gang membership and criminal gang activity.”

      zellie ‏@zellieimani 44m44 minutes ago
      Just to be clear, #Benfields is facing a lawsuit from a student for a previous incident. A trial is scheduled to begin on January 27, 2016.

  10. October 26, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    my goodness. i knew a lot about the egregious liability of king BUSH the 2nd in allowing the twin towers to come down – things such as some the specific warnings made by richard clarke (clinton appointee) and george tenant and the fact the dumbya stayed at his fake ranch for what ended up being the longest vacation presidential history despite all the major warnings, but had no idea the warnings were this bad:

    this article alone should put georgie and some of his administration behind bars. unbelievable “the major news” actively keeps this info from the public/voters. feels strange seeing actual journalism, but thankful nonetheless.

  11. 73 desertflower
    October 26, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Has this been posted already? Holy Batcrap, Batman! These guys are insane!


  12. October 26, 2015 at 8:27 pm

  13. 76 Nena20409
    October 26, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    GE TODable TOD Village πŸ˜‰
    Another Perfect POTUS Historic Picture above πŸ˜‰
    Congrats Dudette on your Solid Au ⭐

  14. 77 Nena20409
    October 26, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    How would they know?
    Have they and the other group since 2011 restored the AAA+ Credit Ratings of the USA?

  15. October 26, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    And that’s what they are getting ready to do again. One final time. One final time, because this time, the deal is for 2 years, and it is raising the debt limit to March of 2017, safely past President Obama’s time in the Oval Office. And this time they are actually increasing spending on domestic programs, in violation of everything holy in Paul Ryan’s Path to Poverty. I guess even the Republicans get exhausted of losing to this man at some point.

  16. October 26, 2015 at 8:40 pm

  17. 80 Nena20409
    October 26, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Unless Russia and Putin really would like to see Pres Obama pay attention……Putin better Not disrupt the WWW Cable Infrastructure. Pres Obama does Not Bluff and he is Steely Firm on his convictions.

  18. 81 desertflower
    October 26, 2015 at 8:43 pm



    IDAHO FALLS β€” On the last weekend of August, Jason and Jenny Steinke talked about their future. For the first time in a while, it looked positive. Jason had just landed a good-paying mechanic job with benefits. Jenny was set to be a grandmother.

    That weekend, they found time to escape for a quick Island Park camping trip, one of their favorite activities. Several weekends prior the couple drove from their home in Idaho Falls to Grand Targhee Ski Resort, where they listened to music and rode the chairlift to the top of the mountain.

    β€œWe just enjoyed each other’s company,” Jason, 43, said recently. β€œI’m grateful for those three weeks, because they were three really good weeks.”

    Yet something weighed on the couple. During the Island Park trip, Jason and Jenny talked at length about her worsening asthma. Nearly a decade ago the 36-year-old had been diagnosed with the condition that inflames and narrows the airways.

    The asthma flared up every so often, once requiring hospitalization, but hadn’t usually required much attention. Without insurance, Jenny sometimes obtained short-acting inhalers from a community health clinic. Other times, she bought them off friends who had extras.

    The inhalers usually helped. But over the summer months Jenny needed them more frequently. On the camping trip she was using her inhaler every hour, Jason noticed. The more she used it, it seemed, the shorter the duration of relief.

    Still, the Steinkes didn’t panic. With Jason’s new job at Utility Trailer, they would finally have health-care coverage. The insurance was set to kick in Sept. 1, two days after they returned from the camping trip. Surely Jenny could wait until then to see an asthma specialist, they told each other.

    β€œNow that I had insurance, we were going to try to get the asthma under control,” Jason said.

    Pro life my ass. Can you guess what happens next?

  19. 82 Nena20409
    October 26, 2015 at 8:43 pm

  20. 90 Nena20409
    October 26, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    When this is coming from your Family’s Cable Cheering Squad…….wow….now lets turn off the lights, the party for the 2016 Presidential Race for Jebbie is O.V.E.R. πŸ˜‰

  21. 91 Nena20409
    October 26, 2015 at 8:57 pm

  22. 92 vcprezofan2
    October 26, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    // …………………………….

    As someone who has followed the words and actions of President Obama extremely closely over the last 8 years, all of this sounds extremely familiar. It is basically a recitation of his approach to politics. From what I’ve read about Justices Sotomayor and Kagan, it also seems to capture how they approach their work on the Supreme Court as well. Here’s what Sotomayor wrote about that in her book, My Beloved World:

    “I could see that troubling the waters was occasionally necessary to bring attention to the urgency of some problem. But this style of political expression sometimes becomes an end in itself and can lose potency if used routinely. If you shout too loudly and too often, people tend to cover their ears…

    Quiet pragmatism, of course, lacks the romance of vocal militancy. But I felt myself more a mediator than a crusader…Always, my first question was, what’s the goal? And then, who must be persuaded if it is to be accomplished?…If you want to change someone’s mind, you must understand what need shapes his or her opinion. To prevail, you must first listen…”

    And so it prompts a few questions for me. If this is an approach to democratic processes that is embraced by some of the most brilliant minds in our midst, why is it not a strategy more consistently discussed? ……………………………

    Is it possible that it is the combined efforts of Justices Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Kagan that have kept the Supreme Court from devolving into the same chaos as we’ve seen recently from a Republican-controlled Congress?’



  23. 93 Nena20409
    October 26, 2015 at 9:03 pm

  24. 94 Nena20409
    October 26, 2015 at 9:06 pm

  25. 95 Nena20409
    October 26, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    On 10-27-15, the House will take the final vote.

    • 96 jackiegrumbacher
      October 26, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      So Nena, does this mean that there are 42 House Republicans who are not actually certifiably insane? I wish I could take comfort in that, but it’s truly pathetic.

  26. 97 Nena20409
    October 26, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    What changed, one may ask?
    Money made from Books, targeting exclusively, the conservatives.
    In the 1980s, The Reader’s Digest did a profile on Dr. Carson. His resume was quite impressive.

  27. October 26, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    agree to this wholeheartedly! even despite solid economic numbers for the most part. should of been able to parlay that into an al gore win, but with bill and his sex with an intern in white house, ‘the news” and republicans were able to vilify democrats in general enough to overcome any good news.

  28. 99 desertflower
    October 26, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Damn doofus.

  29. 103 amk for obama
    October 26, 2015 at 9:38 pm

  30. 104 desertflower
    October 26, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    It’s my birthday…I can LMAO if I want to:) Damn doofus. Prolly didn’t even know what a hoodie WAS!

  31. 105 amk for obama
    October 26, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    • 106 jackiegrumbacher
      October 26, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      The English language just doesn’t have enough words to describe how despicable these two are. Maybe we should all learn French.

      • 107 amk for obama
        October 26, 2015 at 9:52 pm

        I think one of the reasons that donald dreck and the head case of a doc resonate with the rw’ers is that they see the hypocrisy of their own cong critters and then they see the ‘successful, self-made’ people like these two.

  32. 108 jackiegrumbacher
    October 26, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    I’m starting to believe that the extremist language of the R presidential candidates could actually have a big impact on Latino turnout next year. Today we got feedback from volunteers who have been canvassing Latino neighborhoods that Donald Trump is deeply feared by many Latino voters. In fact, many wanted to come out and vote against him this year, as if he were an actual nominee and this was a presidential year. Puerto Ricans especially expressed fear that Trump would take away their citizenship. Trump, Carson, Bush, Cruz and the whole sorry bunch may think they’re talking to the crazy Republican base, but other people are listening and the fear, anger and repugnance are growing.

  33. 109 amk for obama
    October 26, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    antidote to df’s poison

  34. October 27, 2015 at 12:53 am

    One fab photo, NW! Asante saana (thanks very much). Wish I knew PBO was doing his bear-on-loose thingy & just beamed myself from work to give my POTUS (ok, I’ll share, notice my lower case in “ok”, begrudgingly I’ll share! πŸ˜‰ ) a tremendous hug & thank you + fab bless! Totally bless this man!

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