Early Bird Chat


All Times Eastern

10:20AM: President Obama departs the White House

3:30PM: President Obama arrives in Lake Tahoe, Nevada

5PM: President Obama delivers remarks at the 20th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit

6:30PM: President Obama departs Lake Tahoe en route to Honolulu, Hawaii

11:50PM: President Obama arrives in Honolulu, Hawaii

12:30AM: President Obama delivers remarks at the 2016 Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders


130 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. August 31, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Thank you NW and Good morning!!

  2. 14 JER
    August 31, 2016 at 10:21 am

    The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Click here ► ► http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  3. August 31, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Wednesday morning. Congrats Bob, 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 you have an awesome, majestic, and smashing day today. ❤ ❤ ❤

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

  4. August 31, 2016 at 10:26 am

  5. August 31, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Damn straight ….

  6. August 31, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Yup, Senator Kaine ….

    …. Nothing …

    back to work … take care everyone ….



  7. 19 amk for obama
    August 31, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Vicente Fox: ‘I really apologize’ for Trump’s Mexico visit

    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto “is taking an enormous political risk” by hosting Donald Trump in Mexico City on Wednesday, former President Vicente Fox said, decrying the Republican nominee’s visit as “opportunistic” and a “political stunt” while apologizing on behalf of the country for the president’s invitation.

    “Trump is using Mexico, is using President Peña to push his sinking poll numbers,” Fox said in an interview with CNN’s “New Day” hours ahead of the scheduled meeting in the Mexican capital.

    If Peña Nieto is seen as “going soft” on the businessman, Fox warned, “it will hurt him greatly.”

    “He will even be considered like a traitor because we don’t accept to be offended,” he added, remarking, “I think this is a big mistake on the part of President Peña.”

    Fox rejected the notion that the trip could improve the standing of either Trump or the sitting Mexican president among Mexicans.


    It was stupid of him to invite this clown. If the dick is ill-treated, it riles up his racist base. It the dick is treated well, it riles up his racist base. Either way, pena is helping the clown and he has nothing to show for it himself.

  8. 20 amk for obama
    August 31, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Pro-trade Democrats call Labor’s bluff.

    Organized labor made a lot of political threats on trade. So far, they’ve flaked on them all.

    Just ask Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who Tuesday clocked an easy win in Florida over the most Bernie Sanders-identified primary challenger in the country — even after her booting as Democratic National Committee chair. She voted to give the president fast-track authority to negotiate trade deals as a precursor to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and despite all the noise in Washington, every union in her district still endorsed her.

    Cutting against what has quickly become the political conventional wisdom that Sanders and Donald Trump were propelled by widespread opposition to new trade deals, of the 28 House Democrats who were targeted by organized labor and the progressive base for supporting fast-track, Wasserman Schultz is now the 28th who either skated through a primary challenge or didn’t get one at all.

    Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.), the man the AFL-CIO promised to make an example of for supporting fast-track last spring? He did better in this year’s primary than he’s ever done before, in a race happening as his father pleaded guilty to illegally funneling money to his campaigns.


    That’s been true on the other side of the aisle too. For all the headlines that went to Paul Ryan’s anti-trade-focused, Trump-connected primary challenger on the other side of Wisconsin, the House speaker got 84 percent of the vote.


    Worth a read on how the labour is shooting itself in the foot.

  9. 22 whenpamelawandered
    August 31, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Furst on board

  10. 24 amk for obama
    August 31, 2016 at 10:47 am


  11. 25 desertflower
    August 31, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Damn it! I really wish I kept up in Spanish class.


  12. 27 JER
    August 31, 2016 at 11:02 am

  13. 28 amk for obama
    August 31, 2016 at 11:05 am

  14. 29 amk for obama
    August 31, 2016 at 11:05 am

  15. 47 mtmarilyn
    August 31, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Good morning all of TODville. It is a cool smokey morning in Montana. Many fires in Idaho and Montana that we are getting the smoke. It is suppose to cool down so hope that will help the fires.

    We just returned from a wonderful 5 day camping trip in the back country. No cell service. Read 4 books, did some hiking and slept alot. Perfect vacation. One day we drove to the top of a mountain. We were able to get cell service there so I downloaded some of the TOD pages to read later. So glad it was pretty quiet. Except for the Colin Kapernick(?) thing. I love the Stonekettle blog on his support of Colin. I also learned more about The Star Spangled Banner. I didn’t know the history and that Key was such a racist. I am having to rethink my support of the song. We really should change it.

    Nerdy Wonka, thank you for your wonderful leadership of this blog. We really miss Chips (sending you lots of love) but we are thankful you are here.

    Now I have to go back and read the last 3 days.

    • 48 cd4biden
      August 31, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      Welcome home Marilyn. So glad you had such a restful time on your vacation. Great way to head into the election season come Tuesday.

      • 49 mtmarilyn
        August 31, 2016 at 3:14 pm

        Good day cd4biden! It is going to be an interesting season. I will miss campaigning for Obama. I am all in for Hillary but don’t have the full passion that I did for PBO.

    • 50 vcprezofan2
      August 31, 2016 at 1:51 pm

      GA, to you Marilyn. Very nice to see your face today. 🙂 Only two days or so ago I was wondering *where* you (and Maryl) were. Nice to hear you had a handful of restful days, even if you had to go search ’em out in the boondocks back country.

      • 51 mtmarilyn
        August 31, 2016 at 3:20 pm

        GA vc. It wasn’t the longest I have been in the back country for awhile. I do love the silence of the mountains, with the ripple of the river and the cry of the birds. .We didn’t see any deer but we get home and have an injured deer in our yard. We believe it was hit by a car and is healing in the shade of our trees. Just wonder how long she will be there. I am one of those people that wants to feed her and give her water, but I know better. She ate the leaves and flowers of some of my flowers. Of well.

        How is your off spring. Has he started to school?

        • 52 vcprezofan2
          August 31, 2016 at 3:43 pm

          Hope your convalescing deer isn’t too badly hurt and can heal on her own. I suspect your flowers will bounce back too, especially if they are perennials. 🙂

          Offspring is away again, though classes won’t start until next week. He’s okay. He missed the early performance he had planned to participate in, but, I’m sure there’ll be other opportunities to play. He is apparently working on the composition of the final 1½ pieces he has to complete before focusing on this thesis. :/

          • 53 mtmarilyn
            August 31, 2016 at 4:30 pm

            I think the deer will heal. Our renter had called the Fish and Wildlife officer to come and check her out. He thinks she will heal on her own. At least enough to get her back to the woods. My flowers will come back, I just have to do something about the tall green sticks in my gardens.

            I hope we have the opportunity to hear his completed piece. Tell him good luck.

            Hope you have a good day!

  16. August 31, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Great presser on significance and goals of the trip:

  17. 60 JER
    August 31, 2016 at 11:22 am

  18. 61 hopefruit2
    August 31, 2016 at 11:27 am

  19. 62 hopefruit2
    August 31, 2016 at 11:41 am

  20. 63 vcprezofan2
    August 31, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Smartypants highlighting Republican ‘language’; yes, they talk like that, louder and clearer in the current Age.

    But beyond the facts of this ongoing battle in the Republican ranks, what struck me was that at the end of the article, [Matt] Fuller wrote about how these folks are seeing this as a way to pay back Ryan because one of their leaders, Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas), recently lost his primary to a more “moderate” Republican. Take a look at how one member described their approach.

    “How can you have a gang, and have one in your gang get stabbed, and do nothing?” another member asked. “You got to stab somebody, or else what’s the point of having a gang?”

    First of all, can you imagine what would happen if a member of the Congressional Black or Hispanic Caucus talked like that – even anonymously? I guess that analogies about being in a gang aren’t problematic if you are a white conservative.
    The real question becomes whether or not that is what we want from our leaders.


  21. August 31, 2016 at 11:58 am

  22. 65 JER
    August 31, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    LIVE NOW: Clinton Speaks At American Legion, Cincinnati, OH – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  23. August 31, 2016 at 12:10 pm


  24. 68 Ladyhawke
    August 31, 2016 at 12:23 pm

  25. August 31, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Such a wealth of amazing memories!

  26. August 31, 2016 at 12:39 pm


  27. August 31, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Seriously ….

    back to work ….


  28. 76 donna dem 4 obama
    August 31, 2016 at 1:04 pm

  29. 78 Nena20409
    August 31, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Hello TODable TODbots!
    Congrats, Doc Bobfr on your Furst Au ⭐
    Thanks, NW. You are one Awesome Lady.
    {{{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}}

  30. 79 Nena20409
    August 31, 2016 at 1:25 pm

  31. 80 Nena20409
    August 31, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    There it is.
    Mexico Trip with wall to wall coverage. Again, #MSM is easily manipulated by Trump.

  32. 81 Nena20409
    August 31, 2016 at 1:50 pm

  33. 83 donna dem 4 obama
    August 31, 2016 at 2:19 pm

  34. 84 Nena20409
    August 31, 2016 at 2:20 pm

  35. 87 donna dem 4 obama
    August 31, 2016 at 2:21 pm

  36. 88 JER
    August 31, 2016 at 2:22 pm

  37. 89 Nena20409
    August 31, 2016 at 2:23 pm

  38. 90 Ladyhawke
    August 31, 2016 at 2:25 pm

  39. 91 JER
    August 31, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    President Barack Obama departs the White House August 31, 2016.

      August 31, 2016 at 2:36 pm


  40. 93 Nena20409
    August 31, 2016 at 2:35 pm

  41. 95 jacquelineoboomer
    August 31, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    I actually stopped at that place decades ago on a road trip with my son – glad I didn’t run into Trump, eating a taco bowl. Eek.

  42. 96 Nena20409
    August 31, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    We all Need a Good Hard Laughter.

  43. 97 FoxfireTX
    August 31, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    So Trump ditched his press corps for the trip to Mexico, no one around to record any errors he makes. Can you imagine if Hillary pulled something like this? Yet she is the one the media continues to bash non-stop. Amazing.

  44. 98 Nena20409
    August 31, 2016 at 3:09 pm

  45. 99 JER
    August 31, 2016 at 3:21 pm

  46. 101 Ladyhawke
    August 31, 2016 at 3:32 pm

  47. August 31, 2016 at 3:35 pm

  48. 103 Ladyhawke
    August 31, 2016 at 3:38 pm


  49. August 31, 2016 at 3:40 pm

  50. August 31, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Thank you, Judge Scalia, for exiting the scene. This is big!

  51. 107 Nena20409
    August 31, 2016 at 3:44 pm

  52. 110 Nena20409
    August 31, 2016 at 3:46 pm

  53. 111 Ladyhawke
    August 31, 2016 at 3:47 pm

  54. 114 globalcitizenlinda
    August 31, 2016 at 3:51 pm

  55. 116 JER
    August 31, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    COMING SOON: Donald Trump, Mexican Pres. Nieto Hold Joint News Conference – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=1

  56. 117 donna dem 4 obama
    August 31, 2016 at 4:07 pm

  57. 118 Nena20409
    August 31, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    #AmnestyDon, by JoeScar, mimicking Late Actor,Singer,Songwriter, Robert Mitchem(sp)

  58. 119 Ladyhawke
    August 31, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Before discussing El Caudillo del Mar-A-Lago’s impromptu Tour of the Americas ’16, I thought I’d just leave this right here, in case we need it.

    “Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.”

  59. 120 desertflower
    August 31, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Legacy. Thank you, Mr. President.

  60. 121 desertflower
    August 31, 2016 at 4:23 pm

  61. 122 Ladyhawke
    August 31, 2016 at 4:30 pm

  62. 124 susanne
    August 31, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Aloha and good morning Chips, Nerdy, and all of TODville!

    Your chirpy weather reporter here, still with electricity, internet, and phone service. In fact, we’ve had no interruptions so far, and Madeline seems to be breaking up as she approaches our island (Hawaii Island, aka The Big Island). Unlikely she’ll cause any trouble on Oahu, where PBO is heading. Following Madeline is Lester, which looks to be veering to the north. Lester isn’t due until the weekend, and may well be a piddly little tropical storm at that point.

    Signing off, from Kohala, Hawaii 🙂

    • 125 vcprezofan2
      August 31, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      Thank you, Susanne; this is good weather news. TOD is always so fortunate to have our own boots-on-the-ground reporters to update us on real and relevant news.. 🙂

  63. 126 Ladyhawke
    August 31, 2016 at 4:40 pm

  64. 129 Ladyhawke
    August 31, 2016 at 4:51 pm

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