121 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. October 22, 2016 at 10:59 am

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

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

    To all, I hope that you reflect and remain firm, steadfast, and true-blue to your vision each day, especially today. ❤ ❤ ❤

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

  2. October 22, 2016 at 11:06 am

    ~None of this is accidental, and Hillary Clinton knows it. Conservative moneymen have spent inordinate sums of money to paint a sinister picture of her, using sophisticated propaganda techniques to render her toxic to the American electorate.~

    • 8 carla4obama
      October 22, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      This is a powerful video. I cried not just because of this beautiful girl but because I was one of those americans that after decades of conditioning I too developed a negative inner emotion when the name Hillary was spoke. Decades and millions of dollars have been spent by the GOP and pushed by the media, to have us all part of the great “PAVLOV”S DOG” experiment in America. For that I too must say I am sorry for my part in the early anti-Hillary camp. She is a strong woman, that has endured so much vile and hate. Who amongst us could still be standing with our head up. Thank you Hillary.

      • 9 GGail
        October 22, 2016 at 1:05 pm

        Well said carla. I’ve grown to have tremendous respect for how Hillary has been able to endure so much for the privilege to lead this country

    • 10 Obama Grandmama
      October 23, 2016 at 12:58 am

      I just watched it and shared it on my Facebook. Love that mom in it.
      Hey, Bill. You were right. I got my ballot today. I voted and will mail it out on Monday. Although I may just take it to the mailbox tomorrow instead. My Dad voted in the Primary of 2008 for Barack while he was in the skilled care unit and I took it in for him right away. He died two days later. I remember thinking I would always turn my ballot in immediately cuz you never know when it is your turn to go.

  3. 11 JER
    October 22, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

  4. October 22, 2016 at 11:09 am

    *The wage gap between men and women is a prominent issue for many female Democratic politicians. The right keeps trying to discredit them as hypocrites, but their charges are based on misinformation and faulty methodology.*

  5. 16 GGAIL
    October 22, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Good West Coast morning TOD family and thanks so much NW 🌹

    Calling all SoCal TOD peeps including lurkers.
    We need you to help us GOTV during Nov 5,6,7 & 8th. If you can, please come to the United Democratic Headquarters, 400 S. Lake, in Pasadena and volunteer an hour to make calls using our virtual phone dialing or drop off Water, Coffee, Snacks. The shifts will run from 9am to 9pm and we will be calling several battleground States.
    Any and all assistance will be GREATLY appreciated.

    The national campaign leaders are counting on California. Let’s not let Hillary down.

    For those in other States, your campaign offices would appreciate this support too. 😊

    YES. WE. CAN!

  6. October 22, 2016 at 11:30 am

    *It’s probably a distant memory for most people now, but during both of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns (as well as during his administration), one of the things we heard regularly from pundits was that he was lucky. Here is part of what Gary Younge wrote about that back in 2012:

    Barack Obama has often been lucky with his enemies…

    Now, as he heads for reelection, he must be saying a prayer every day in thanks for Mitt Romney…

    The principal beneficiary would be Obama. The president should be fighting for his life. Instead, he’s living on his luck.*

    • 24 99ts
      October 22, 2016 at 11:50 am

      The opponents for PBO and Sec Clinton were chosen by the GOP – presumably they choose the best they have available – or they are slam dunk stupid (probably both). Media never mentions “luck” when a republican wins – it always comes back to that divine right to rule, that never ending thought that democrats have ideals but GOPers do the work

      The past 8 years have shown just how wrong they are. Listening to PBO introducing the concert above – he researches every last thing related to what he does. He knows it all. Hillary is doing the same – there is no luck – there in intelligence, knowledge and giving 100% each and every day.

  7. October 22, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Good Saturday, Nerdy…TOD Family.

  8. 27 donna dem 4 obama
    October 22, 2016 at 11:39 am

    • 28 amk for obama
      October 22, 2016 at 11:43 am

      wow. Go Hillz.

      • 29 donna dem 4 obama
        October 22, 2016 at 11:53 am

        Some of my family lives in DC and even in this non contested city there are long, long lines to early vote today. It’s happening all over the country. A good sign for Dems. I just pray it holds.

        • 30 amk for obama
          October 22, 2016 at 12:03 pm

          Excellent news. I am a voting junkie. Feed me more.

          • 31 GGail
            October 22, 2016 at 1:17 pm

            Come by our headquarters and see all of the exciting volunteers making calls and supporting Hillary. You can pick up an item or two for you and your family 🙂

            • 32 amk for obama
              October 22, 2016 at 1:21 pm

              I so wish I could. You may not know this, in 1984, I did kinda canvass for mondale. I mean, I tagged along with my ny jewish classmate to some campaign event in queens. Of course, didn’t understand the head or tail of it, but was happy to be there.

  9. 35 donna dem 4 obama
    October 22, 2016 at 11:55 am

  10. 36 amk for obama
    October 22, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    In Iowa, Hillary Clinton Campaign Tries to Sway Loyal Republican Voters.


    under paywall. still, the game is on, bring it on, punks.

    • 37 99ts
      October 22, 2016 at 12:17 pm

      Take the heading & google it – In Iowa, Hillary Clinton Campaign Tries to Sway Loyal Republican Voters

      click on the link – overcomes many paywalls including wsj

      • 38 amk for obama
        October 22, 2016 at 12:22 pm

        heh, neat trick. cool.

        Iowa is the spot where Donald Trump stands his best chance of turning a blue state red, but Hillary Clinton’s campaign team is aiming to quell that possibility by turning loyal Republicans into Democratic voters.

        At households where voters have long participated in GOP primaries and caucuses, Clinton volunteers are knocking on doors asking for the women in the house. The Democratic nominee’s aides also are sending mail to Republican women and advertising to them online with reminders to vote.

        Liz Cox, a West Des Moines school-board member who was elected as a delegate to the Polk County GOP convention this spring, said volunteers from Mrs. Clinton’s campaign called her repeatedly to ask for her support. Though she backed Mitt Romney in 2012, Ms. Cox said she will vote for Mrs. Clinton Nov. 8.


        Though the Clinton campaign has a robust team in Iowa, it appears to be placing less emphasis on the state than some other places. Mrs. Clinton hasn’t visited Iowa since Sept. 29, and on Thursday, the campaign sent its high-powered surrogates elsewhere—first lady Michelle Obama spoke in Arizona, President Barack Obama campaigned in Florida and Vice President Joe Biden stumped in New Hampshire.

        Meanwhile, volunteers at a Clinton phone bank in Ankeny on Monday night called supporters inviting them to see former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who planned several stops in Iowa on Thursday and Friday.


        • 40 99ts
          October 22, 2016 at 9:42 pm

          I don’t think it works for sites that give x free reads per month (NYT, WP) but I find deleting all cookies for those sites – then close & open the browser – sets the count back to zero – most of the time (still the odd issue)

  11. 41 amk for obama
    October 22, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    It was a rare feel-good moment in a vicious campaign: Flanked by House Speaker Paul Ryan in an elementary school this week, freshman GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo promoted a pet program to help children of immigrants in his Hispanic-heavy district learn English.

    But across town at that very moment, Curbelo’s Democratic opponent was staging a protest timed to Ryan’s visit. The message from former Rep. Joe Garcia: A vote for Curbelo is worse than a vote for Donald Trump. No matter that the freshman Republican has opposed Trump all year long.

    When it comes to House Democrats’ ongoing quest to hitch Trump’s offensive comments to vulnerable GOP incumbents, Republicans representing districts with large Latino populations are feeling the most heat. Their nominee has called illegal immigrants “rapists,” “criminals” — and, at the last debate, “bad hombres.” Not to mention Trump’s calls for forced deportation and a towering border wall.

    Democrats are sparing no effort or expense on the strategy. Their success, particularly in places like Florida’s 26th district, where three of every four residents are Latino, could go a long way in deciding whether Democrats can pull off a once-unthinkable takeover of the House.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/house-republicans-hispanic-districts-donald-trump-230151#ixzz4NpbX20ni
    Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook

  12. 42 donna dem 4 obama
    October 22, 2016 at 12:16 pm

  13. 47 donna dem 4 obama
    October 22, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    NC Early Voting Today

  14. 48 amk for obama
    October 22, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    LOL. empty threats from an empty suit.

  15. 53 amk for obama
    October 22, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    pathetic till the end.

  16. 54 jackiegrumbacher
    October 22, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    This article made me very angry. PA has a state rule that poll watchers must come from the county where the polling place is located. But the PA Republican Party doesn’t ‘trust’ Philadelphia County to certify honest poll watchers, so they are asking that judges overturn the state rule to allow them to invade the biggest and most populous county in the state. I hope the judges tell them where they can put this blatantly racist/threatening move. Philadelphia does not need help from the Republican Party in other counties. Apparently the Philadelphia DA feels the same way and has asked for increase numbers of ‘county’ poll watchers to be assigned to polling places. November 8 is going to be a very long day.


  17. 55 whenpamelawandered
    October 22, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    ❤️🌹🙏🏻🌹❤️ Sun ☀️ moves into Scorpio ♏️ today 7:46pm ET. 4:46pm PT. As we wind down the daylight hours toward the Solstice, still two months off. Seems far away, to me. 🕉

  18. October 22, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    GA, TOD. Had trump’s speech on while doing chores. Dashing out the door to the campaign office; read you later…

  19. 57 amk for obama
    October 22, 2016 at 12:53 pm

  20. 58 amk for obama
    October 22, 2016 at 12:59 pm

  21. 59 amk for obama
    October 22, 2016 at 1:09 pm

  22. 60 amk for obama
    October 22, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    what a hateful mofo to poison the young minds. hopefully, they will all grow up and learn what life is all about.

  23. 61 JER
    October 22, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    President Obama Speaks At BET Event At The White House

    • 62 FoxfireTX
      October 22, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      Good morning TOD! I realize this is somewhat disrespectful, but it is not meant as disrespect. I am sooooooo going to miss this eye candy every day in the Oval Office!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • 63 mtmarilyn
        October 22, 2016 at 3:35 pm

        If it’s disrespectful, then your talking about all of us. I too am going to miss this eye candy. He has been such a joy to follow.

      • October 22, 2016 at 8:26 pm

        There is NO disrespect in appreciating his physical beauty, along with that of his mind and spirit. Damn, I’m going to miss this MAN, along with his wife, Michelle, beautiful daughters, Mother-in-Law, Uncle Joe and SLOTUS! I’m going to miss Team Obama, period!

  24. 65 GGail
    October 22, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Gotta go. On my way to campaign headquarters. YES.WE.CAN

  25. 67 Ladyhawke
    October 22, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    • 68 amk for obama
      October 22, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      I too want to break up media companies but for totally different reasons with the rise of donnie dick being reason no. 1.

  26. 69 amk for obama
    October 22, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    The board of the nation’s largest group of LGBT Republicans has voted to not endorse Donald Trump, in a contentious decision that did not reflect the preference of many of its chapters.

    While the Log Cabin Republicans are united against Hillary Clinton, the group’s 14-member national board narrowly voted on Tuesday to “withhold” an endorsement of the Republican nominee, according to Gregory T. Angelo, the organization’s president.

    It’s the second time the official national group has chosen not to back the GOP nominee — the prior time was 2004 for George W. Bush. The move reflects struggles throughout the Republican coalition, though for LGBT conservatives it’s been particularly wrenching. Trump’s rhetoric, they say, has been more pro-gay than any presidential nominee in history.


  27. 70 JER
    October 22, 2016 at 1:33 pm

  28. 71 amk for obama
    October 22, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    via bj

    What true believers spend their time on when your campaign doesn’t have a field operation and it doesn’t believe in GOTV.


    LOL pics inside.

  29. 73 donna dem 4 obama
    October 22, 2016 at 2:31 pm

  30. 78 FoxfireTX
    October 22, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Not sure how many of these undecideds will vote. If they don’t know at this point, they may well sit it out. If not, there is this:

    I predicted many months ago he would be at 60% by the time of the election, working towards it!

  31. 80 Ladyhawke
    October 22, 2016 at 2:54 pm

  32. 81 JER
    October 22, 2016 at 2:56 pm

  33. 82 Ladyhawke
    October 22, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    • 83 99ts
      October 22, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      Lawd but he’s ugly – inside and out. There are folks look good on the outside, ugly on the inside, some folks (ummmm – we know who) are beautiful inside and out – and then there is this goon – bigly ugly every which way what way

  34. 84 Ladyhawke
    October 22, 2016 at 3:13 pm

  35. 85 Nena20409
    October 22, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Per Gallup, President Obama is at 57% Approval. Now, add another 5-7% points…..That’s Real.

    Hello TOD 😉
    Gorgeous Weather in MN. 63F & Sunny.
    Thanks to NW, TOD is Rocking & Rolling.
    Congrats, to all the Gold ⭐ winners, starting with this Post and the post from last Night.
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}

  36. 86 Nena20409
    October 22, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    • 87 amk for obama
      October 22, 2016 at 3:39 pm


    • 88 globalcitizenlinda
      October 22, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      oh dear ……, possible that it is not even ten people ..;

      why do some people with a recognizable name even endorse the demagogue who is going to loose so badly? I know these people believe in his message but it is a toxic brand association

  37. 89 JER
    October 22, 2016 at 3:27 pm

  38. October 22, 2016 at 3:33 pm

  39. 91 globalcitizenlinda
    October 22, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    with this kind of garbage and hate being unleashed, how can people even not vote or vote third party????

    the stakes are simply too high …….. we have too much work to do to stamp out this kind of people’s behavior;

  40. 93 globalcitizenlinda
    October 22, 2016 at 3:46 pm

  41. October 22, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Took’um to the Post Office to be sure they were received …..

    Back to work ….

    • 95 globalcitizenlinda
      October 22, 2016 at 11:40 pm

      thank you for the vote and these sentiments you expressed.

      yes, indeed, we do live in a momentous time

  42. 96 amk for obama
    October 22, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    • 97 jacquelineoboomer
      October 22, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      It was a total mockery of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, and the war fought there, for Trump to be anywhere near to do his personal bidding. He needs to give his little rallies at Waffle Houses on exit ramps on the interstates, no offense to Waffle Houses. Forget the historical places, Donald. Nobody wants you there. It’s the bizarre sub-human version of Where’s Waldo.

      • 98 amk for obama
        October 22, 2016 at 10:03 pm

        The whiny racist pos turned gettysburg into his grievancesburg.

        • 99 jacquelineoboomer
          October 22, 2016 at 10:12 pm

          Luckily, I missed it. Couldn’t bear to listen to his voice even one more time. I think when Nov. 8 comes, we need to “have the ball drop” in Times Square – it’ll be like a new year! I despise that pos.

  43. 100 amk for obama
    October 22, 2016 at 4:14 pm

  44. 102 globalcitizenlinda
    October 22, 2016 at 4:31 pm

  45. October 22, 2016 at 4:34 pm

  46. 105 whatisworking
    October 22, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Popping in quickly to talk about the NorCal GOTV for Dems.

    We called iowa on Thursday, great response, lots of folks voting for HRC, voting by mail, very polite in Iowa

    This morning it was NC – lots of support, early voting is taking place, and support for the candidate for Governor and Senate is strong.

    It is such a treat to get on the dialer and see SO MANY swing states. Arizona is on the list. This is amazing

    To anyone who isn’t volunteering at their local Demo office, don’t be scared. The folks we are calling are nice, there is something for everyone to do.

    If you can’t run the computer and dialer, you can bring snacks to the folks who are working or call local folks on your phone and invite them to come down.

    Donald can’t just loose, he has to be crushed….

  47. 106 Ladyhawke
    October 22, 2016 at 5:02 pm

  48. 109 JER
    October 22, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    NOW: Chelsea Clinton Campaigns For Her Mother in Seattle, WA – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=2

  49. 110 JER
    October 22, 2016 at 7:01 pm

  50. 111 CEB
    October 22, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Will be so glad when this person is a distant nightmare. I dream of a huge sigh of relief on 11/9 and of the ability to go into the holiday season even more thankful than I am usually. We really need to reform our elections in major ways; too much time, too much money, no vetting to keep ignorant people who know nothing about our laws, no requirements for basic character, gerrymandering, voter suppression, not enough voting places, systems that can be easily hacked, and so many other ills. We can do better and we must, the health of our republic depends upon it. We need serious journalists who will do the job of investigating, fact checking, and providing unbiased information so that citizens can make up their own minds. We need to make it easier for smart, principles people to run and to have a pipeline of new people ready to run for various offices. A country this large can do better than tired retreads from the same families and sideshow freaks. After we wipe off the muck of this embarrassing election season, we need to find ways to make our electoral process worthy of this nation. Too many people depend upon us, here and abroad, for us to continue this downward spiral in reality tv elections.

    • October 22, 2016 at 7:58 pm

      Agree so much with all you’ve said. This: ” tired retreads from the same families and sideshow freaks.” Why I didn’t want any more Bushes or Clintons. But, as it stands, HRC is the most qualified and our best chance of continued forward movement. I’m very willing to give her a chance and believe she’ll be a good president. Keep hope alive !!

    • 113 desertflower
      October 22, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      {{{CEB}}} A most perfect summation.

    • 114 sjterrid
      October 22, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      Thank you, CEB! Excellent analysis on what needs to be done, and how we can improve our elections.

    • 115 jacquelineoboomer
      October 22, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      Since you can’t actually “see” me, you’ll have to take my word that I’m applauding all that. Well said!

    • October 22, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      i don’t think that TRUMP/TRUMPISM will be going away…it will always be with us…esp if he is able to get his TV network…Fox on Steroids… going

  51. 117 desertflower
    October 22, 2016 at 8:08 pm

  52. 118 desertflower
    October 22, 2016 at 8:15 pm



    Looks like Eric Trump has a muy mal understanding of Spanish.

    The Donald’s middle son was played for a fool at a North Carolina rally when he posed for a photo with a young woman wearing a “Latinas Contra Trump” shirt.

    “No one at the rally realized my shirt said AGAINST trump,” a giddy Annie Cardelle, 23, tweeted along with the photo.

    “Congrats, y’all played yourselves.”

  53. October 22, 2016 at 8:20 pm

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