Early Bird Chat

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President Barack Obama kisses a baby during the arrival ceremony for the Singapore State Visit


All Times Eastern

10:30AM: President Obama receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

11:15AM: Press Secretary Josh Earnest holds the White House Briefing

3:20PM: President Obama participates in a Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) town hall



137 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. 1 globalcitizenlinda
    August 3, 2016 at 8:45 am


  2. 4 Nerdy Wonka
    August 3, 2016 at 8:46 am

    • 5 jackiegrumbacher
      August 3, 2016 at 9:06 am

      Perfect, Nerdy. Boehner’s sides must be splitting from all the laughing.

    • August 3, 2016 at 10:08 am

      Good Wednesday, Nerdy…TOD Family!

      Nerdy, you are awesome. Many thanks for your herculean effort to keep the village going. Although it’s not said enough, you are very much appreciated.

      The GOP should have known that Mr thin-skin would do the same to them as they did to him. They are reaping what they have sown in abundance.

      • 7 Nerdy Wonka
        August 3, 2016 at 11:04 am

        Thank you very much, Swbluega.

        In regards to the GOP and Boehner, you are absolutely correct.

    • 8 Nena20409
      August 3, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      🙂 🙄 🙂
      Yesterday, there was a TweetPic of Boehner with a Glass of Wine in one hand while smiling wildly to the Camera. How I wished I had posted it here yesterday.

  3. August 3, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Mornin’ Glories

    • August 3, 2016 at 8:52 am

      • 12 jackiegrumbacher
        August 3, 2016 at 9:12 am

        Also, meta, they pretend they had no hand in creating the monster with their untold hours of free publicity for Trump and their titillation at all his anti-PBO and Hillary remarks. That “Who Me?” attitude is disgusting.

        • August 3, 2016 at 9:28 am

          What the media share in common with Trump is pure greed. They are piling up the money and nothing else matters. So they will never see how their build-up has put the entire country in jeopardy. Not simply because Trump could win but because one of our nation’s political parties is now in complete disarray and meltdown. How does that affect our ability to have a fully functioning democracy? Just look at PBO’s two terms. Do I want the GOP to undergo a complete overhaul? Yes, I most certainly do. But they’ve so completely walked through the looking glass. The GOP does not know how to repair the damage of a party that is so fractured and so completely toxic and dysfunctional that it’s hard to imagine what comes next.

    • August 3, 2016 at 9:15 am

  4. 16 Dudette
    August 3, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Zip-a-dee-doo-dah! Zip-a-dee-ay!
    My, oh my, what a wonderful day! 😄

  5. 17 amk for obama
    August 3, 2016 at 8:59 am

    China’s elevated bus: Futuristic ‘straddling bus’ hits the road.

    • 18 jackiegrumbacher
      August 3, 2016 at 9:16 am

      Oh my, the Chinese must actually invest in infrastructure and innovative forms of transportation for the masses! Funny how alien these concepts are to Republicans in the Congress of the so-called greatest nation in the world.

    • 19 0388jojothecat
      August 3, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      I don’t know if I could drive underneath a bus moving at the same time I am.

      • 20 arapaho415
        August 3, 2016 at 12:54 pm

        GM jojo.

        Agree — so many people have trouble driving period — can you imagine?

        We need infrastructure, but not these monstrosities (IMHO). Sorry, China 😦 .

  6. 21 Ladyhawke
    August 3, 2016 at 9:05 am

    • 22 CEB
      August 3, 2016 at 9:22 am

      This needs to get on television in some way for more people to see.
      GM, TOD.
      Thank God, that PBO is still president and is on the case for 2017.
      We are being bombarded here in Fla. for the 8/30 primary. Alan Grayson and his people are all out and ugly (he has Danny Glover, an Obama hater riding shotgun with him). I have always preferred Patrick Murphy, even sent him a donation a few years back. I was very happy to see the commercial that PBO did for him.
      Hang in there everyone; have a great day.

    • 23 jackiegrumbacher
      August 3, 2016 at 9:27 am

      Wow, LH, this is amazingly powerful. Everyone must listen to this man and adopt his language. Donald Trump is an existential threat to our children and grandchildren and he must be stopped. Say it loud and often and, as Frank says, say it to anyone who expresses cynicism or a “both sides” attitude about this election.

  7. 24 Dudette
    August 3, 2016 at 9:05 am

  8. 25 Dudette
    August 3, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Have great day Everybody! 🌞

  9. 26 Ladyhawke
    August 3, 2016 at 9:29 am

  10. 29 JER
    August 3, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

  11. August 3, 2016 at 9:37 am

  12. 43 JER
    August 3, 2016 at 9:46 am

  13. 44 desertflower
    August 3, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Morning everyone…WOW. WOW.WOW. Dangerous is an understatement.


    • 45 desertflower
      August 3, 2016 at 9:53 am


    • August 3, 2016 at 10:19 am

      I was watching this this morning, desertflower. Joe and his panel had a shell shocked look on their face, especially after the comments about nuclear weaponry.

      Another example of what is ridiculous to me was Ari Fleischer…even after admitting all that was wrong with Trump, he would still rather vote for Trump than Hillary.

      Trust and judgment seem to be the common reason given — especially by conservative white males — for not voting for Clinton. Is it really that you just don’t want to vote for a female?

  14. 48 desertflower
    August 3, 2016 at 9:51 am


    ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 179,000 Jobs in July
    Private-sector employment increased by 179,000 from June to July, on a seasonally adjusted basis.

    August 3, 2016 at 9:53 am


  16. 55 No Child Left Behind
    August 3, 2016 at 10:12 am

  17. 56 Ladyhawke
    August 3, 2016 at 10:12 am

  18. 58 No Child Left Behind
    August 3, 2016 at 10:13 am

  19. 59 desertflower
    August 3, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Do tell!

  20. August 3, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  21. August 3, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Good. He needs to die IN JAIL.

    BREAKING: Alabama board denies parole for one-time Ku Klux Klansman who was convicted in Birmingham church bombing.

    — The Associated Press (@AP) August 3, 2016

  22. August 3, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Wednesday morning. Congrats gcl, on being first this morning.

    Nerdy, thanks so much for helping Ms. Chips and the sacrifices you are making for us TOD”ders. 💫🙏👌👊❤

    The greatest start of the day is when you wake-up in the morning and have all your faculties and mobility. If you don’t think so, try not waking up.

    To all, I hope that your distinguish, graceful, and honorable character is on full display today. ❤ ❤ ❤

    Thank God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America. ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  23. 68 cd4biden
    August 3, 2016 at 10:36 am

    GM TOD. Congrat, GCL, on the gold. And thank you to Nerdy for taking such good care of us. And {{{Chips}}}. We miss you so much.

    97 days until the election.

    Register to vote. Register others. Have everyone you know check their voter registration. Check their mailing address.

    Go to this website to do all of these things, and more.


    Now to catch up on all the goings-on at TOD. Have a great day everyone!

    • 69 Judith Fardig
      August 3, 2016 at 11:47 am

      THANKS, cd4biden! I’m doing my bit.

      • 70 cd4biden
        August 3, 2016 at 11:54 am

        Yes, you are Judith, and we are all very grateful for your hard work in Oregon. {{Judith}}

        Now I have to get off my butt and do some of the same. Thanks for the inspiration.

  24. 71 jacquelineoboomer
    August 3, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Old white dude in Florida, Trump supporter, standing in line to see him rant, tells MSNBC: “He’s the right man for our people.”

    What people? Not my people.

    • 72 desertflower
      August 3, 2016 at 10:47 am

      You know who he meant….”Our” people = White people. Old white guys are terrified their world is changing….

      • 73 jacquelineoboomer
        August 3, 2016 at 11:41 am

        Luckily, I know some old white guys who aren’t in that mix. But Trump’s supporters? Definitely. Terrified.

        • 74 desertflower
          August 3, 2016 at 11:50 am

          Of course! As I do…I was referring only to those Trump supporters. Definitely. Terrified. By the way, I hope that your amazing poem about Capt. Khan reached his parents:)

          • 75 jacquelineoboomer
            August 3, 2016 at 12:51 pm

            Oh, yes, df, I didn’t mean that for you – was strictly reassuring myself.

            Thanks about the poem – I’m sure they’ve gotten a bunch of messages! What pain they’re in – just unimaginable.

            • 76 desertflower
              August 3, 2016 at 12:56 pm

              {{{j”ob}}} I know that:) All good. Hope that it found its way to them…I put myself in their place and I can not imagine their hurt and pain…lived all over again.

  25. August 3, 2016 at 11:00 am

    MJ trying to blame the DEMs for Trump

  26. August 3, 2016 at 11:10 am

    As I’ve been out of pocket for several days, this may be a dup. Trailer for Southside with You…

  27. 85 desertflower
    August 3, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Yet, there is PROOF he said it and he denies. The man is very ill and dangerous.

  28. 87 desertflower
    August 3, 2016 at 11:22 am

  29. August 3, 2016 at 11:28 am

  30. August 3, 2016 at 11:30 am

    OMG, can you even imagine sitting on a jury in the Trump U case? What a nightmare.

  31. August 3, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Late to the party, but scrolling way down just to say: Lucky Baby! I love babies … yes I do; have had a couple (grown now) but I am so jealous of this baby ….just saying!

  32. 95 desertflower
    August 3, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Let’s see if this works

  33. August 3, 2016 at 11:50 am

    To the sane citizens of California, the next time BuffoonDrumpf come into your state, please consider straitjacketing his azz under CA Code 5150. See below. Thanks in advance for honoring this plea.

  34. August 3, 2016 at 11:55 am

  35. 101 desertflower
    August 3, 2016 at 11:56 am

  36. August 3, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    A bit off-topic, but arguing with Fox News B-I-L about Syrian refugees. He claims “they are not vetted and have no documentation. This is Syria not Europe. They are coming in under TPS (Temporary Protective Status) requiring no documentation. Just fill out a form and come on in since Syria is now under the TPS program. Isn’t this an easy way for terrorists to enter the country and kill Americans?” I know this is BS – isn’t TPS for those already here anyhow – and these refugees are subject to the same process as all others, plus the Enhanced Review of Syrian Applicants. Any other ways to respond to this guy?

  37. 107 Jey
    August 3, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Good day everyone.
    Reading about Trump, I can’t help but wonder if he is saying and doing all the stupid stuff so that someone will eject him from this presidential nominee train he is currently riding. He’s constantly shooting himself in the foot yet his supporters are not letting go of him. Just baffling.
    This Canadian asks … please get the vote out for HRC. Can’t imagine the US or world otherwise.
    Gonna miss PBO … looking forward to visiting his Presidential library some day 🙂

    • 108 desertflower
      August 3, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      He’s too ego driven to quit…his giant ego won’t let him. IMO He is delusional, so he thinks that he’s winning and all is right with his campaign…facts and truth be damned. I hope that his recklessness brings a Dem sweep of all 3 branches of govt and we can get on the total path to putting this place in order for a good long time

  38. 109 No Child Left Behind
    August 3, 2016 at 12:24 pm

  39. 110 donna dem 4 obama
    August 3, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    GM TOD – Preparing to bury my cousins husband tomorrow. Keep us in your thoughts…. 😦

  40. 122 Nena20409
    August 3, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Good Morning, Good Day, Good Afternoon TOD on a Wednesday Humid & Hot Partly Cloudy day in MN.
    Thank you, NW for all you have been doing……Keeping TODbots informed.
    Congrats to all the Gold ⭐ winners since last night.
    {{{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}}
    WH presser with Josh "The Voice" Earnest is LIVE at the Podium, 2/3 in progress.

  41. 124 Allison
    August 3, 2016 at 12:43 pm

  42. 126 jacquelineoboomer
    August 3, 2016 at 12:52 pm

  43. August 3, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    • 128 0388jojothecat
      August 3, 2016 at 1:43 pm

      He’s been awfully quiet…..for an A-List GOP’er.

      • August 3, 2016 at 1:52 pm

        I’m guessing since he’s replacing Trump on his how, he’s terrified to speak out, worried that if he criticizes him, Trump will crap all over the show. But I have an intense dislike for Arnold, so not hearing from him on anything works for me.

        • 130 0388jojothecat
          August 3, 2016 at 4:14 pm

          Me too Meta me too. So far 2 states MN & CA elected a celebrity and we know how horrible it turned out. CA did it twice…Raygun & Arnold. MN had sense and made sure to let Jesse Ventura wasn’t gonna get re-elected.

  44. August 3, 2016 at 12:54 pm

  45. August 3, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    • 133 nospin
      August 3, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      to be clear – POTUS did not “give” them anything. They lifted the restriction on an escrow account that they owned and returned it along with the interest accrued.

  46. August 3, 2016 at 12:55 pm

  47. 137 jacquelineoboomer
    August 3, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    See you later, TODville.

    Le nap.

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