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Early Bird Chat

Yesterday: Alysha DuBose, 9, of Omaha and her brother, Michael, 7, hold signs in support of President Obama as he spoke inside Baxter Arena in Omaha

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Today

10:05 CST: The President holds a town hall, McKinley Senior High School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

11:30 CST: Holds a Twitter Q&A, McKinley Senior High School

1:20 CST: Departs Louisiana

4:50 EST: Arrives White House


170 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. 1 amk for obama
    January 14, 2016 at 7:27 am

    😀 😀 😀

  2. 5 amk for obama
    January 14, 2016 at 7:32 am

    29th consecutive win. 22 year old record broken. Almost 2nd title of the year in hand. And the year has just started. 😎

  3. 11 amk for obama
    January 14, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Add one more to the win column. 8/8. Follow the kenyan and thou are doomed curse acts again.

    nikki didn’t make either the establishmentarians or the birthers happy.

    • 12 jackiegrumbacher
      January 14, 2016 at 7:58 am

      Anyone who was ever asked to give a PBO SOTU rebuttal should have pleaded a prior commitment. After the first year, they should have given up trying.

    • 13 57andfemale
      January 14, 2016 at 8:58 am

      But the dumb Democrats are bending over backwards to say how wonderful her comments on immigration were, how “moderate”. Democrats are phenomenally DUMB and still don’t understand the new field they are playing on?!?! All over what’s left of progressive radio. Infuriating.

  4. January 14, 2016 at 7:46 am

    Good Thursday, Chipsticks…TOD Family!!!

    Thanks, Chipsticks and Nerdy for posting the videos and pictures from PBO’s Omaha visit and event. It was really exciting seeing and hearing the crowd. The love was definitely there and the excitement of the crowd took me back to the feeling from the 2008 campaign trail.

    It would be nice (but sadly not expected) if the MSM would follow PBO around and broadcast his events.

    Everyone, enjoy your day.

    • 19 jackiegrumbacher
      January 14, 2016 at 8:01 am

      SW, PBO has NO expectations from the MSM, but he knows that events like yesterday bring huge local and state level coverage. You can bet he’ll get the same in Baton Rouge. Visit enough states, get enough state-wide visibility and you don’t need the corporate media lackeys.

      • 20 amk for obama
        January 14, 2016 at 8:03 am

        how freakish that they all bombed. guess hatred doesn’t do that well in real life.

        • January 14, 2016 at 10:00 am

          this is then Sen Obama rebuttal’s to George W Bush’s SOTU address..

          • January 14, 2016 at 10:26 am

            Wow the Obama force! What he didn’t know then was the Bush Depression about to explode upon us and the world. We never guessed the entrenched opposition that was about to his obstruct absolutely his 24/7 work to recover America. PBO is an incredible man and leader. Thank goodness he is here.

      • January 14, 2016 at 8:10 am

        True…fortunately, I know I can visit TOD to stay abreast of his schedule and to get videos from the events I might miss (happening live).

        Although I’m sad that this is like a farewell tour, I’m also feeling the excitement as I did when he was campaigning. I’m hoping others remember that feeling and that it motivates us to vote as we did in 2008.

      • January 14, 2016 at 8:15 am

        “Farewell” is not the best term. Maybe, “transition” (to citizen Obama) tour??? because I still expect that he will be active and visible and effective after he leaves the White House.

  5. 25 amk for obama
    January 14, 2016 at 7:52 am

  6. 26 amk for obama
    January 14, 2016 at 7:53 am

    • 27 jackiegrumbacher
      January 14, 2016 at 8:09 am

      PBO is getting people to talk about this in preparation for the 2020 census. He needs to get voters riled up so they start insisting on reasonable districts. What we have now is a disgrace and people feel powerless about it. He’s reminding us that we actually do have the power if we have the sense to use it.

  7. 28 amk for obama
    January 14, 2016 at 7:53 am

    • 29 jackiegrumbacher
      January 14, 2016 at 8:10 am

      What a sad, hapless little man and I do mean both of them.

    • 30 catrst
      January 14, 2016 at 8:16 am

      I am not sure any one of the GOP candidates could call someone else a jerk. Have they looked in the mirror? How about Paul Ryan. He’s a jerk. Reince Preibus. He’s a jerk. The list goes on.

    • 32 nospin
      January 14, 2016 at 9:07 am

      actually that ad is powerful. It touched me. Anyone that disparages someone with a disability is not just a jerk, they deserve to be put down. period

      I believe, Jeb meant what he said on this issue. Great ad. Good on him for making it.

      • 33 amk for obama
        January 14, 2016 at 9:26 am

        You think arrogant prick like lil jeb gives a hoot about disability? It was just a convenient issue for him to attack the other prick. We need to stop giving the benefit of doubt to the lying rethugs. Everything about them is how to get to power and aid their buddies.

        • 34 nospin
          January 14, 2016 at 1:18 pm

          yes amk – I believe he does care about disability. Like him or not, this isn’t something he woke up yesterday advocating for. so I still say, good on him for making this ad.

  8. 35 amk for obama
    January 14, 2016 at 7:54 am

  9. 36 tnmtngirl
    January 14, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Good morning, TOD. Thanks for all the beautiful posts yesterday. Had a full day and evening, but managed to get caught up last night. What a treat!!!

    Would appreciate some good thoughts and prayers for safety today. I’ll be leaving in a couple hours to drive two hours (west) to check on my cousin who lives in a group home. I am her conservator. Also, hubby is hiking today. He had a long drive this morning; hiking 12+ miles, then long drive home. Thanks! Good day wished for all!! 🙂

  10. 41 amk for obama
    January 14, 2016 at 7:55 am

    • 51 amk for obama
      January 14, 2016 at 8:17 am

      flotus gets only 27,000 points? she is gonna be pissed.

    • 54 No Child Left Behind
      January 14, 2016 at 8:45 am

      This is delicious. Thanks.

    • 55 Dudette
      January 14, 2016 at 9:46 am

      LOL!

      “Refers to the military as the finest fighting force in the history of mankind: This hyperbole was Black enough, but it would have been even Blacker if he threw a shout-out to Shaka Zulu or Grey Worm and the Unsullied in there too. This gets 1 Black point.”

      😂😂😂

    • 56 99ts
      January 14, 2016 at 9:47 am

      gm df – love the link

      About Edith Childs – “Cranky, bedazzled and judging everyone. She’s sitting there like she wants to take a switch to Paul Ryan’s non-clapping ass.”

  11. 57 jackiegrumbacher
    January 14, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Chips, I love the photo of the little girl asking the President to make this his best year ever. I wonder if she realizes that she’s a prophet.

  12. 58 Allison
    January 14, 2016 at 8:18 am

    GM TOD!!

  13. 59 amk for obama
    January 14, 2016 at 8:20 am

    hans gruber is dead. 😦

  14. 62 desertflower
    January 14, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Good for them!

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2016/01/14/3739199/gun-maker-liability-campaigh/

    In recent days, Clinton has highlighted in interviews, paid messages, and press releases that Sanders’ record is not progressive enough on guns. The topic that has won her a slew of recent endorsements from gun control advocates.

    Sanders, who voted for the 2005 legislation to immunize gun manufacturers from liability, said Monday that he does not regret the vote.
    “Like many pieces of legislation, like many of the 10,000 votes that I cast, bills are complicated,” the Vermont senator said at an event in Iowa on Monday, before adding later that he’s willing to “take a look at the onerous parts of that bill.”

    While the presidential candidates debate the issue on the campaign trail, two Democratic congressmen in Washington have said they are ready to take up the fight. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) are circulating a bill this week, the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act, which they plan to introduce later this month. The bill would repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), a law passed by Congress in 2005 that shields gun manufacturers from liability in lawsuits over gun violence.

    “There’s no reason why any one industry should have a unique immunity,” Schiff told ThinkProgress. “The makers of other products don’t enjoy that. Car makers don’t have that kind of immunity from liability, nor do those who make knives or those who make prescription drug bottles or anything else that may be safe or unsafe.”

    • 63 amk for obama
      January 14, 2016 at 8:29 am

      There’s no reason why any one industry should have a unique immunity.

      How come this wasn’t taken up to the sc level beats me.

  15. January 14, 2016 at 8:26 am

    G’morning Chips & TOD! Congrats amk on #1! 🙂

  16. 66 No Child Left Behind
    January 14, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Good morning TODVille.

    Barnum Circus announced the retirement of its elephants. Don’t despair. Those of you who love a good show, there is a GOP debate tonight showcasing the biggest joker of all time, IL Douche.

  17. 67 hopefruit2
    January 14, 2016 at 8:28 am

  18. January 14, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Good morning TOD!

    Congrats amk 🙂 Love the teleprompter toon!!!!

    So true ….

  19. January 14, 2016 at 8:47 am

  20. 91 amk for obama
    January 14, 2016 at 8:49 am

    A second aid convoy in a week is heading for the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Madaya.

    Some 40 lorries carrying flour, medical supplies and hygiene products departed Damascus on Thursday morning.

    On Monday, the UN found “horrifying conditions” while delivering aid to the 40,000 people trapped in Madaya, which is surrounded by government forces.

    A smaller convoy is en route to two towns under siege by rebels in the country’s north-west.

    The 20,000 residents of Foah and Kefraya, where the situation is said to be extremely dire, also received aid on Monday as part of a deal between the warring parties.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35309814

    • 92 jackiegrumbacher
      January 14, 2016 at 9:10 am

      Thanks, AMK. I’ve been very distressed about this situation and was appalled that they first sent only a two week supply to Madaya. I wish it were possible to airlift people out, but that’s probably too much humanity for that monster Assad to call up from his miserable soul.

  21. January 14, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Good morning, TODville. Another great event with out POTUS today. WOOOOOT!!

  22. January 14, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Oscar nominations out today.

  23. 96 amk for obama
    January 14, 2016 at 8:52 am

    I understand from bj that the librul icons lod and rachel were poutraged how the iranians were treated by iran. Really assholes? If it were reverse, the intruders would be on their way to gitmo by now in chains and shackles.

  24. January 14, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

    It was 31 degrees this morning…woo hoo!!!!

    • 100 jackiegrumbacher
      January 14, 2016 at 9:14 am

      Now that’s a heatwave, rikyrah. It’s all the way up to mid twenties today for us after temps in the teens and biting winds. I’m actually going to venture a long walk if we get closer to 30.

  25. 101 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    January 14, 2016 at 9:01 am

    SUCH PRICELESS PHOTOS FROM OMAHA……………..THE WOMAN CRYING ON PBO’S SHOULDER…THE SWEET CHILD’S POSTER…I SENT AN FB OVER THE OTHER DAY TELLING RIGHT WINGERS THE PRESIDENT WANTS THEM TO CLEAN UP THEIR POLITICS…I ALSO SENT A COMPARABLE BIBLICAL VERSE THE ADDRESSES THE VENEMOUS MOUTH….I AM AMAZED…NOONE OVER THERE TAKES IT SERIOUSLY AND IT’S BECAUSE THE WARNING CAME FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA…CLEAR A PATH…I WANT TO THROW UP…SOCIETY IS ILL INDEED!

  26. 102 desertflower
    January 14, 2016 at 9:03 am

    I posted this yesterday but wanted to make sure everyone saw this. Not pro life. Pro profit.

  27. January 14, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Alan Rickman, British Film Icon, Dies at 69
    MOVIES | By Joe Otterson on January 14, 2016 @ 5:03 am

    “Harry Potter” and “Die Hard” star suffered from cancer, family says
    Alan Rickman, a British film and theater veteran, died on Thursday. He was 69.
    Rickman’s family confirmed the news in a statement. It read, “The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends,” per the BBC.

    • 108 jackiegrumbacher
      January 14, 2016 at 9:21 am

      Rikyrah, I saw this earlier and it made me very sad. He was a superb actor and I loved him in “Sense and Sensibility.”

  28. 109 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    January 14, 2016 at 9:03 am

    I’LL BE BACK TO WATCH PBO….I LOVE MY PRESIDENT…BET IT TOOK HIM MOST OF THE NIGHT TO COOL OFF HIS SHOES…<3

  29. January 14, 2016 at 9:04 am

    • 111 hopefruit2
      January 14, 2016 at 9:12 am

      Thanks blue – was about to post this! So this is a clear message to Dems tryin to run away from POTUS, that they’re basically on the road to failure if they go that route…

  30. January 14, 2016 at 9:04 am

    • January 14, 2016 at 9:18 am

      I gave up on the (white) Oscars along time ago. I’m not trying to be racists, but every year it’s the same old thing. Once in a blue moon some person of color might get nominated. Just my opinion.

    • 116 jackiegrumbacher
      January 14, 2016 at 9:24 am

      What an amazing image, Bob. The Chinese were so far ahead of western civilizations and the richness of their history is rarely understood or appreciated.

  31. January 14, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Gooood Morning…TODville….

    Good Morning Ms Chipss….your Omaha Thread was Sensationallllllll….as i read the pics and watched the videos on my way to work today i was filled with such emotion….that tears ran down my cheeks…..my travel mates were in awe…hahaha..

    thank you for such a wonderful wonderful gathering ….

    i am so happy when We The People show our President…how much he is loved….

    and if i was not a member of the TOD village …i might not know how much he is loved…..

    Thanks once again for the Sensationalllllllllllllllll post…((huggs))

  32. 118 donna dem 4 obama
    January 14, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Good Morning Chips and TOD

    I know it is very early in the year but that previous thread (Omaha) I believe will stand the test of time. It is truly one of my all-time favorites and there have been many.

    • 119 jackiegrumbacher
      January 14, 2016 at 9:30 am

      Morning, Donna. I so agree with you about yesterday’s glorious post on the Nebraska visit. I felt young again and was filled with hope to see how deeply our President is loved. I don’t follow the media naysayers and don’t waste my time with Republican garbage, but it’s wonderful to see our own feelings about PBO affirmed by so many people. He really is the light in the darkness.

    • January 14, 2016 at 9:39 am

      OMG, this is AWESOME! Such a fun way to start the morning.

  33. 121 Dudette
    January 14, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Goooood Morning Family! 😀

  34. 122 amk for obama
    January 14, 2016 at 9:34 am

    LOL.

  35. 123 amk for obama
    January 14, 2016 at 9:35 am

    those who like snark should read this john cole piece over at bj. whne he nails it, he nails it.

    https://www.balloon-juice.com/2016/01/14/more-about-the-morons-and-iran/

  36. 124 Dudette
    January 14, 2016 at 9:38 am

  37. 125 donna dem 4 obama
    January 14, 2016 at 9:41 am

  38. 132 amk for obama
    January 14, 2016 at 9:43 am

    They just want working slaves. And half the america willingly votes for them.

  39. January 14, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Ain’t this the truth:

  40. 134 JER
    January 14, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Good Morning BFF and TOD.

  41. 142 amk for obama
    January 14, 2016 at 9:45 am

    did they announce the list?

  42. January 14, 2016 at 9:45 am

    • January 14, 2016 at 9:55 am

      Excuse me but is it any of those people freaking business what FLOTUS dress cost? Don’t the Obamas pay for their clothes? I thought they did. We know who it is trying to make a big deal out of it. The same ones who was just complaining about the Obamas going on their Christmas vacation to Hawaii and what it cost the tax payers. “F” them.

  43. January 14, 2016 at 9:46 am

    indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/01/12/miss-indian-world-talks-about-foreigners-and-hug-michelle-obama-163055

  44. 146 amk for obama
    January 14, 2016 at 9:49 am

    LOL. I think thanks obama meme will live forever.

  45. January 14, 2016 at 9:55 am

  46. 149 donna dem 4 obama
    January 14, 2016 at 9:57 am

    The acting world lost another great one.

    Rickman, who has died aged 69, was one of the most versatile and talented actors ever to come out of Britain.

    • 150 amk for obama
      January 14, 2016 at 9:59 am

      apparently he got the hans gruber part within 2 days of landing in LA.

      • 151 donna dem 4 obama
        January 14, 2016 at 10:05 am

        Yep, and he made me hate him in that role. 😉 That’s when you know you are watching a genius.

        I loved that voice…..!!!

        • 152 amk for obama
          January 14, 2016 at 10:17 am

          There was a great actor in our state who used to play regularly villain roles both on stage and on screen. Once, in a village, where he playing the role, a viewer got so enraged that he threw his slippers at him. While the crowd got mad at the thrower, he told them to calm down and said that was the best award he had ever received in his life and kept those slippers showcased in his house. 🙂

    • January 14, 2016 at 10:05 am

  47. January 14, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Iran’s ‘walls of kindness’ offer help to the homeless

    https://t.co/pGrLRnqjRs

  48. January 14, 2016 at 10:00 am

    More Omaha goodness:

  49. 158 Dudette
    January 14, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Might be old news by now to the rest of you, but I just saw this!

  50. 159 57andfemale
    January 14, 2016 at 10:05 am

    This is beautiful:

  51. January 14, 2016 at 10:06 am

  52. 163 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    January 14, 2016 at 10:10 am

    DO WE HAVE A LINK UP FOR THIS…????…PRETTY PLEASE W/ A CASELOT OF SMORES???

  53. 164 Dudette
    January 14, 2016 at 10:14 am

  54. 166 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    January 14, 2016 at 10:18 am

    I MUST HAVE THE WRONG TIME…WILL CHECK BACK LATER..IN LOTS OF PAIN TODAY…YOWZA!

  55. 167 JER
    January 14, 2016 at 10:19 am

  56. 169 carolyn
    January 14, 2016 at 10:24 am

    The first time I saw Alan Rickman was in Sense and Sensibility. I fell in love with him in that movie. How Marianne could possibly prefer that callow conman to his character was beyond me! His voice just melted me. I saw him also play Rasputin in a TV movie. His was a totally human, believable person instead of a caricature. What a loss!

    • 170 57andfemale
      January 14, 2016 at 11:08 am

      I first saw him in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves and he’s the only thing I remember about the movie. He was fantastic in Sense and Sensibility, one of my favorite movies. I adore him in everything he has ever done.

      My favorite Harry Potter scene with Rickman, and he doesn’t say a word: cracking the heads of Harry and Ron in the classroom.

      He was an absolute genius and was widely loved in his profession for his talent and who he was as a person. He will be dearly missed.

      Carolyn, how are you doing, my friend?


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