Early Bird Chat


All Times Eastern

10AM: President Obama receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

1:20PM: President Obama departs the White House

2:35PM: President Obama arrives in Greensboro, North Carolina

4:10PM: President Obama participates in a town hall conversation hosted by ESPN at North Carolina A&T State University

6:05PM: President Obama delivers remarks at a Clinton campaign event at the White Oak Amphitheatre

7:05PM: President Obama departs Greensboro, North Carolina

8:35PM: President Obama arrives at the White House


140 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. October 11, 2016 at 10:01 am

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

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

    To all, I hope that your masterful, proficient, and superlative skills are on full display today. ❤ ❤ ❤

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

  2. 4 amk for obama
    October 11, 2016 at 10:04 am

  3. 5 Ladyhawke
    October 11, 2016 at 10:05 am

  4. 6 Ladyhawke
    October 11, 2016 at 10:06 am

  5. 8 amk for obama
    October 11, 2016 at 10:08 am


  6. 9 amk for obama
    October 11, 2016 at 10:12 am

  7. 10 Judith Fardig
    October 11, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Congratulations, Bill R! It’s hard to keep going high when the urge to respons to the abysmal lows is so strong. Thank the gods for the Obamas and for TOD.

  8. 12 amk for obama
    October 11, 2016 at 10:12 am

  9. 14 Nerdy Wonka
    October 11, 2016 at 10:13 am

  10. 15 jacquelineoboomer
    October 11, 2016 at 10:17 am

  11. 16 JER
    October 11, 2016 at 10:29 am

  12. 18 jacquelineoboomer
    October 11, 2016 at 10:31 am

  13. 20 desertflower
    October 11, 2016 at 10:34 am

    LOL…their desperation is showing

  14. 21 Gazelle
    October 11, 2016 at 10:35 am

    You go, Google! When you first open Google, a pop up appears on the lower right-hand corner: “Make sure you’re registered to vote”. You can click to register, learn how, or no thanks! Very nicely done!

  15. 22 Ladyhawke
    October 11, 2016 at 10:38 am

    • 23 carla4obama
      October 11, 2016 at 1:35 pm

      Great interview. Trump tried to shame/humiliate/intimidate his rival…a woman. The story post the second debate should of been this. AND how despite all that (and the Trump presser just before the debate) Clinton stood tall and in control. A lesser woman or man could not of done this.

  16. 24 desertflower
    October 11, 2016 at 10:41 am

  17. 25 desertflower
    October 11, 2016 at 10:42 am

  18. 26 JER
    October 11, 2016 at 10:43 am

  19. October 11, 2016 at 10:44 am

  20. 33 Betsy
    October 11, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Good Morning TOD family. My hubby and I just got back from our son’s wedding in McClellanville, SC where Hurricane Matthew showed up on what would have been his wedding day. We had to move it up to Thursday and then everyone evacuated Friday before Matthew made landfall just southeast of MCVL. Half the guests couldn’t come/canceled but those that were there were a strong and mighty force and they are now on their way to their honeymoon in Morocco and Paris. They even made the NY Times.

    I am tired but watched the debate Sunday night. OMG.

  21. 51 amk for obama
    October 11, 2016 at 10:58 am

  22. October 11, 2016 at 10:59 am

  23. October 11, 2016 at 11:05 am

    No, it’s NOT “just locker room talk…” Sharing this from one of my sister Marines.

    Anna Brouk
    21 hrs ·
    ICYMI, I deactivated my facebook last night. Frankly, the political posts were getting to me. Or at least that’s what I told myself it was. But then I took a moment to collect myself, and I realized it wasn’t the politics that was getting to me. It was the fact that men (and even some women) whom I generally respect(ed) were advocating for sexual assault like it was no. big. deal. So allow me to take a moment, now, and tell you my story:

    When I was 24, I was on an exercise in Yuma, AZ. I went out drinking with a couple of guys from my shop. I went back to my barracks, and a SSgt I had known for over 5 years at that point — someone I considered a trusted friend — walked me back, to make sure I was safe. I was ALSO friends with his roommate, so I didn’t think twice when he asked me to come in to say hi. I came in, said hi to the roommate, had a beer, and then said goodnight. I was going to walk back to my own room, all of 1 floor up and 3 ladderwells over. My SSgt offered to walk me out. When we got into the common area — a living-room-type of area right outside their sleeping quarters, but not a public area by any means — he slammed me against the wall by my shoulder, and forced his hand down my pants. He, to use Mr. Trump’s eloquent verbiage, “grabbed me by the pussy.” He forced his tongue down my throat, his fingers into me, and his other hand up my shirt. I can’t tell you how long this went on. Probably 1-2 minutes? Then I pushed him off and ran out. I heard him laugh as I ran. I don’t remember much else. The next day at work, he acted like nothing happened, but he also barely spoke to me. Shortly thereafter, the exercise was over. A few weeks after we got back to California, that same SSgt was on duty. He came into my room to “inspect it,” and tried to pin me up against a wall. Luckily, I was on guard enough to duck and go outside. I didn’t make a fuss, because I didn’t want to be “that girl.” Besides, WHO WOULD LISTEN? Hell, I have a LOT of friends on my facebook NOW who were in my unit at that time. Who knew me, AND him. And who are currently posting that Trump saying “grab her by the pussy” is nothing but “guy talk.” So clearly, you think this is OK. CLEARLY, you think nothing of it. And you know what?? I AM WELL AWARE YOU THINK THIS IS NO BIG DEAL. EVERY WOMAN YOU KNOW IS AWARE OF THIS. THIS is why I never reported it. Because I have heard you laugh at rape jokes, I have heard you deride a girl who claimed sexual assault as a slut, I have seen you treat women as “less than.” I have seen it, I have heard it, I REMEMBER IT ALL. And you know what? I am TIRED.

    I am TIRED of defending my worth as a human being. I am tired of defending the FACT that I was victimized by a man I trusted. A man that I am still afraid to name publicly because I will be ostracized. I am TIRED of the fact that I am still ashamed. And I am MOST OF ALL tired of seeing people defend a man you would choose to be the leader of the free world, the representative of how our nation treats women, as “just a guy,” exhibiting “guy behavior.” I am tired of it because it just. feels. so. NORMAL. It is NORMAL to me that men are ok with sexual assault. It is NORMAL to me because those of you defending him have TAUGHT me that it is normal. And because you feel no remorse and NO regret and no issue with teaching me that. With teaching your daughters, sisters, mothers, and friends that. That some of you WOMEN have been taught that for so long, that YOU defend it also. So to all of you, I say:

    YOU ARE THE VERY REASON THAT RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT ARE STILL VERY MUCH NORMAL. Yes. Yes YOU. AND YOU ALSO. Because you DISMISS victims, because you DEFEND offenders. Because you NORMALIZE talk of sexual assault, and when something comes to light (Trump’s rape of his ex wife, Trump’s rape of a 13 y/o girl, Trump’s sex-trafficking), you claim it’s all just lies. So why would any of us come forward? How can I trust YOU?? The simple answer? I can’t.

    I trust those that have SHOWN me that they will not tolerate other men normalizing this kind of behavior. They will not accept advocacy of rape and sexual assault as “locker room talk.” They will stand with me, and with other decent humans, and have the integrity to act the same way behind closed doors as they do in public. As for the rest of you? I don’t have anything left to say.

    EDITED TO ADD: Please feel free to share this post in its entirety. I made it public, and I have no qualms about anything I said. Further, I related the story of my assault and experiences as an example of the culture that dismisses/defends comments such as Trump’s as “locker room talk” has created. The man who assaulted me knows what he did. I cannot change what has already happened. What I aim to do with sharing my story is to address the CULTURE. The absolute rape culture pervasive in our society. And I hope that more men will speak up and decry this behavior as abhorrent — and not “just guy talk.”

    *EDIT TWO* For those making this about the candidate(s), you’ve missed the point.

    • 54 0388jojothecat
      October 11, 2016 at 11:28 am

      I have heard this a lot about women in the military. How they are miss treated, raped, sexually assaulted and they have no one to protect them. I am hoping that as more women are part of our government that these so-called men are drummed out of the service. If they can not respect a fellow soldier then they do not belong in our military.

    • October 11, 2016 at 11:52 am

      Thank you ever so much for sharing this…..thanks for the courage of your friend…Hugs to both of you…

    • 56 jackiegrumbacher
      October 11, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      Alycee, one of our best local organizers was in the Marines and told us that the sexual harassment was relentless. She left because it became unbearable and still bears the emotional scars.

    • 57 Judith Fardig
      October 11, 2016 at 2:18 pm

      Wow – hope you or your friend shares this with the Clinton campaign. No excuses – this is why we have a rape culture. It’s on us, all of us, to support women like your friend and speak out against such male entitlement.

  24. 58 Ladyhawke
    October 11, 2016 at 11:08 am

    • October 11, 2016 at 11:59 am

      i love the fact that she has a plan…but if we cannot take back the Senate and make inroads into the house…it will all be for naught…..it is Imperative that we vote in EVERY ELECTION

  25. 60 amk for obama
    October 11, 2016 at 11:21 am

    sam bee. my fav from TDS.

    catch the zinger at around 3.23 mark, which the effing media (and me) totally missed.

  26. October 11, 2016 at 11:25 am

  27. October 11, 2016 at 11:30 am

  28. 63 Nerdy Wonka
    October 11, 2016 at 11:55 am

  29. October 11, 2016 at 12:13 pm


  30. October 11, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    I Believe that She will Win….

    #YesWeCan #StrongerTogether

  31. October 11, 2016 at 12:25 pm

  32. 69 JER
    October 11, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    SOON: Bill Clinton Campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Belle Glade, Fla. http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=2

  33. October 11, 2016 at 12:29 pm

  34. 72 donna dem 4 obama
    October 11, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    • 73 jackiegrumbacher
      October 11, 2016 at 2:22 pm

      Wow, Donna, those Hispanic numbers are astonishing. Let’s hope they are all fired up and ready to vote on November 8. Slowly, every day and in every way, DT is hanging himself.

  35. 74 donna dem 4 obama
    October 11, 2016 at 12:34 pm

  36. October 11, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    • 77 jackiegrumbacher
      October 11, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      Pf, this is the tragedy and disgrace of our time. The media–lapdogs of the GOP–did everything they could to demean and undermine the first female nominee for President of a major party in US history. Now that it’s obvious their smears did not work, they are confronting the nightmare of the Frankenstein monster that the GOP, with their help, was busy creating. The monster is on a path of destruction that’s swiping everything in its way and they are panicked.

  37. October 11, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    back to work ….


  38. October 11, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    just had to return to post this … #DayOfTheGirl trending internationally, as it should ……

  39. 83 Don
    October 11, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    You start out with “Taking back your country” and “You lie” and you end up with “Grab them by the p***y.”

  40. October 11, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Trump is going off the deep end on twitter. As the election draws near, this is about to get beyond crazy. He’s going to need medical attention.

  41. 89 Allison
    October 11, 2016 at 1:17 pm

  42. October 11, 2016 at 1:27 pm

  43. October 11, 2016 at 1:33 pm

  44. 92 JER
    October 11, 2016 at 1:40 pm

  45. 94 Allison
    October 11, 2016 at 1:43 pm

  46. October 11, 2016 at 1:45 pm

  47. 98 Nena20409
    October 11, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Hello TODable Community.
    Thank you, NW. You Rock!
    Congrats to Bill R., Furst Golden ⭐ is yours 😉
    {{{{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}}}

  48. 100 donna dem 4 obama
    October 11, 2016 at 1:54 pm

  49. 101 JER
    October 11, 2016 at 1:56 pm

  50. October 11, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    My granddaughter at 4

    at 13….with more dreams to go!!!!!

  51. 112 donna dem 4 obama
    October 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    I hope at some point his crazy surrogates realize that they should just stop talking. Wishful thinking on my part 😦

  52. 114 Nena20409
    October 11, 2016 at 2:01 pm

  53. 115 Nena20409
    October 11, 2016 at 2:02 pm

  54. October 11, 2016 at 2:08 pm


    Malcolm Nance retweeted my tweet. HFS!!!

  55. 119 Gazelle
    October 11, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    I’ve been so behind in posts. However, Dear TODers who’re planning the DC visit to see National Museum of African American History & Culture in July/August, I understand from a few posts back that you’d like someone to be the point of reference. Did you find that person? If not, let me know & I can definitely help, since I’m local. Donna has my contact info from the last DC trip, I could probably get a list that way? Anyhoo, let me know. I’d also like to join you all!

  56. 121 Nena20409
    October 11, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    You’ve gotta love this.

    • 122 donna dem 4 obama
      October 11, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      I have to confess that now that my husband is home in the mornings he has had that show on in background while I get ready for work each day. A couple of months ago Mika was screaming at Republicans to un-endorse Trump and Joe was all but calling his campaign a joke. Then Trump threatened to out them as a couple in one of his tweets late this summer and so last month they “secretly” met Donald at Trump tower and from that point on their tone toward Trump changed completely. Their show returned to being a Trump apologist show every since.

      He swears that Trump had a masterful debate on Sunday that changed the course of the campaign although not a single poll that has come out of that debate shows that Trump won. It’s actually comical to watch him meltdown everyday. Trump must have offered to keep their little tryst a secret if they stop talking negatively about him. It’s actually quite pathetic.

  57. 123 Nena20409
    October 11, 2016 at 2:32 pm

  58. 124 JER
    October 11, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    SOON: Hillary Clinton Campaigns With Al Gore in Miami.

    Also here: http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=3

  59. 125 Nena20409
    October 11, 2016 at 2:34 pm

  60. 127 Nena20409
    October 11, 2016 at 2:47 pm

  61. 129 Allison
    October 11, 2016 at 2:50 pm

  62. 131 JER
    October 11, 2016 at 2:53 pm

  63. October 11, 2016 at 2:55 pm

  64. 133 Nena20409
    October 11, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Bushy leaves NBC w/loads of Casg,but #Birther #Trump is still at GOP top Ticket?

    • 134 Gazelle
      October 11, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      “Boy bye” indeed! Privileged twit.

      From the article:

      Hive Collective co-founder Bumble Ward, whose clients include Sofia Coppola and Mira Nair, wrote on her Facebook page: “At last year’s Oscars he was the only interviewer who was downright dismissive of my asking him, very politely, and before the rush of celebrities hit him, whether he’d like to speak to my (nominated) director client. He actually turned away with a roll of the eyes.”

  65. 135 Nena20409
    October 11, 2016 at 3:07 pm

  66. 136 Allison
    October 11, 2016 at 3:09 pm

  67. 137 Nena20409
    October 11, 2016 at 3:36 pm

  68. 138 Nena20409
    October 11, 2016 at 3:43 pm

  69. 139 Nena20409
    October 11, 2016 at 3:46 pm

  70. 140 Nena20409
    October 11, 2016 at 4:25 pm

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