Early Bird Chat

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama chat while waiting for their daughters Malia and Sasha to board Marine One at Martha's Vineyard airport in Edgartown, Massachusetts, on August 21, 2016 as they depart for Washington after a two-week holiday on the island. / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)


All Times Eastern

10:05AM: President Obama departs the White House

12:50PM: President Obama arrives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

1:15PM: President Obama tours a neighborhood in East Baton Rouge Parish that was affected by flooding

1:55PM: President Obama delivers a statement to the press

4PM: President Obama departs Baton Rouge, Louisiana

6:35PM: President Obama arrives at the White House


76 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. 1 desertflower
    August 23, 2016 at 10:02 am


    Important Read


    Trump Lies About Social Security And Undocumented Workers

    • 2 99ts
      August 23, 2016 at 10:04 am

      gm df – congrats on 1st. You could have stopped after the words – Trump Lies.

      • 3 jackiegrumbacher
        August 23, 2016 at 10:10 am

        Ah, 99, you read my mind. That was exactly my thought because it really doesn’t matter what follows–he lies about everything.

  2. 4 99ts
    August 23, 2016 at 10:06 am

    gm Nerdy & TOD. Lovely picture. I’ll be back in about 8 hours to check out what happened at Baton Rouge.
    Enjoy your Tuesday

  3. 5 Ladyhawke
    August 23, 2016 at 10:08 am

  4. 11 JER
    August 23, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Good Morning NW and TOD.

  5. 12 JER
    August 23, 2016 at 10:19 am

    • 13 0388jojothecat
      August 23, 2016 at 11:22 am

      TEX – A$$ (sorry if I offend those who live in TX but the GOP owns TX right now and it needs to end).

  6. August 23, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Good morning TOD folks! Prayers for POTUS and families affected in Louisiana. Be safe

  7. August 23, 2016 at 10:22 am

  8. 16 JER
    August 23, 2016 at 10:23 am

    President Obama departs Joint Base Andrews. Click here ► ► http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  9. 17 Ladyhawke
    August 23, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Powerful and devastating 30 second ad from Priorities USA. Bringing up from the previous thread. Thanks df.

    • 18 amk for obama
      August 23, 2016 at 10:37 am

      Excellent. Repeat ad nauseum what he has spewed over the last year, which the msm is trying to bury them under other bs.

  10. August 23, 2016 at 10:29 am

  11. 24 desertflower
    August 23, 2016 at 10:36 am

  12. 27 FoxfireTX
    August 23, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Another powerful ad from Priorities USA:

  13. 28 desertflower
    August 23, 2016 at 10:44 am

  14. August 23, 2016 at 10:44 am

  15. 30 amk for obama
    August 23, 2016 at 10:44 am

  16. August 23, 2016 at 10:44 am

    May I ask a belated question? What is a private server? Was it in Hillary’s basement?

  17. 34 desertflower
    August 23, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Magic. Have no idea how that happened…

  18. 35 amk for obama
    August 23, 2016 at 10:46 am

    so, when is megyn kelly coming out?

  19. 36 amk for obama
    August 23, 2016 at 10:46 am

  20. 37 desertflower
    August 23, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Imagine that.


    Three Republican Louisiana lawmakers who sought flood aid voted against Hurricane Sandy disaster relief

  21. 38 JER
    August 23, 2016 at 10:49 am

  22. 40 Ladyhawke
    August 23, 2016 at 10:51 am

  23. August 23, 2016 at 10:51 am

  24. 42 JER
    August 23, 2016 at 10:52 am

  25. 44 Ladyhawke
    August 23, 2016 at 10:53 am

  26. 45 Ladyhawke
    August 23, 2016 at 11:01 am

  27. 47 57andfemale
    August 23, 2016 at 11:11 am

  28. 48 Ladyhawke
    August 23, 2016 at 11:14 am


    Conservatives Have Groomed the Perfect Suckers for Trump’s Epic Scam


    Republican strategist and Never Trump stalwart Rick Wilson hit upon the perfect coinage when he described Trump as running a “scampaign.” It’s not that Trump doesn’t want to be president. It’s that the real objective, win or lose, is relaunching his lucrative brand. In recent years, Trump was getting diminishing returns with his main reality-show career, with The Apprentice facing dwindling ratings despite Trump’s false claim that it was the number-one show on TV. So his move to politics was a way of revitalizing his celebrity and opening up a new revenue stream. And now with talk about creating Trump TV, which he plans to launch in the wake of the election (whatever the result) to monetize the ratings that are currently being enjoyed by CNN and FOX, Trump looks to have a financially rewarding future even after his likely defeat. The move toward Trump TV will be especially helpful since his other traditional brand—as a hawker of high-end goods—has been tarnished by his political escapades. In effect, Trump’s campaign amounts to a very public re-branding maneuver.

  29. 49 hopefruit2
    August 23, 2016 at 11:15 am

    I can’t wait for the first debate between Clinton & Trump. I can’t wait to see how the MSM tries to spin Trump’s unhinged rattling, ranting and spewing of meaningless garbage, insults and conspiracy theories, in lieu of presidential ideas and true policy positions. I can’t wait….the clock is ticking. It’s time for the American people to see once and for all, the stark reality (and contrast) of the two candidates before them in real time..not the media-filtered presentation of Trump as a viable candidate…

      August 23, 2016 at 11:24 am


      • 51 hopefruit2
        August 23, 2016 at 11:27 am


        LOL! Sue your descriptions and imagery are just plain intriguing and one of a kind! 🙂

  30. 52 amk for obama
    August 23, 2016 at 11:28 am

  31. August 23, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Another scam from Bernie. Start here:

  32. 57 FoxfireTX
    August 23, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Amazing the contrast with the response following Katrina.

  33. August 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm

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

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

    To all, I hope that you bestow upon others at least an ounce of your charm, joy, and love today. ❤ ❤ ❤

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

  34. 59 Nerdy Wonka
    August 23, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Who you put in power, matters.

    • 60 CEB
      August 23, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      Our guy and the professional people that he appoints are getting shit done with no fanfare as usual. Nothing from the media because FEMA and other relief agencies work so well.

  35. 65 Allison
    August 23, 2016 at 12:42 pm

  36. 66 arapaho415
    August 23, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    GM/GA TODville.

    Our man Joe (@VP) is in Latvia now, doing #TrumpDamageControl (without mentioning his name).

    I’ve mentioned before how interesting Twitter is — once a week or so, from out of the blue, someone I don’t have a Twitter relationship with RTs a tweet from years ago.

    Today it was this one from two years ago:

    Which referred to how Baltic citizens stood up to former Soviet Union:

    This @maddow segment opened by broadcasting a long portion of PBO’s speech in Estonia on the 25th anniversary of when 2 million people across the Baltics joined hands in a show of strength that PBO quoted one participant as saying “this wall is stronger than the Soviet Union’s bricks and mortar wall” (paraphrased).

    Former US Ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul closed the segment by saying he really liked PBO’s speech, that he was fired up and ready to go.

    Powerful speech from two years ago.


  37. 67 Ladyhawke
    August 23, 2016 at 12:51 pm

  38. 70 hopefruit2
    August 23, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    LOL – Nerdy one of these days we need a thread just dedicated to Jon’s comeback tweets…. 🙂 🙂

  39. 71 JER
    August 23, 2016 at 1:05 pm

  40. 72 JER
    August 23, 2016 at 1:18 pm

  41. 73 JER
    August 23, 2016 at 1:33 pm

  42. 74 Ladyhawke
    August 23, 2016 at 1:35 pm


  43. 75 JER
    August 23, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    LIVE NOW: Pres. Obama Walks Through Flood Damaged Louisiana – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml AND http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=2

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