116 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. 1 arapaho415
    November 5, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Good Saturday morning, TODville.

    Love how PBO is *schooling* our so-called MSM, most of whom were children when the last same-party transfer of Presidency happened, so they HAVE NO CLUE on how this opportunity works. (And that most recent transfer happened after the Iran-Contra “I am not a potted plant” hearings which inescapable over the airwaves — just a taste of what the OJ-Nicole Simpson spectacle would bring.)

    They’ve heard the term *coattails,” but have never actually seen it happened.

    “Obama now endorsing all the way down to school board races…”

  2. 5 arapaho415
    November 5, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Oh my, never thought I’d see Chips’ favorite word featured in a tweet (though I’m tech-challenged, perhaps this is the common usage for this term, but still made me laugh).

    LOVE you, Chips and Danny — and of course, NerdyW, who tirelessly and spectacularly keeps us all informed every single day).

  3. November 5, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Good Saturday, Nerdy…TOD Family!!!

  4. November 5, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I believe today is amk’s birthday (day after the Kenyan was first elected). Hopefully he checks in or is at least lurking.


    • 8 99ts
      November 5, 2016 at 10:03 am

      Happy day from down under amk – things is looking good – do drop by

    • 9 jackiegrumbacher
      November 5, 2016 at 10:35 am

      Sw, I was just about to post something about AMK’s birthday, though I think he’s taking a break from us these day. Thank you for remembering someone who’s been such a valued voice on TOD. To AMK, HAPPY BIRTHDAY and may this day bring you much happiness and the added bonus of a Tuesday HRC victory to celebrate!!! We miss you!

  5. November 5, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Scenes from the GOTV Road Trip in Georgia on yesterday…

    • November 5, 2016 at 9:29 am

      • November 5, 2016 at 10:05 am

        Georgia GOTV Road Trip Part 2 Schedule…

        Georgia Together Savannah Canvass Kickoff with Rep. Craig Gordon, Jim Barksdale and Party leaders

        WHEN: 10:00 AM – Saturday, November 5th

        WHERE: Savannah Field Office, 105 Wheeler Ct Suite 200, Savannah, GA 31405

        Georgia Together Athens GOTV Event with Congressman John Lewis, Actress / Activist Danai Guirira and Party Leaders

        WHEN: 12:00 PM – Saturday, November 5th

        WHERE: Athens Field Office, 1063 Baxter Street Suite B, Athens, GA 30606

        Georgia Together DeKalb GOTV Event with Former State Senator Jason Carter, Boston City Councilor At-Large Ayanna Pressley, GA State Senate Candidate Tonya Anderson and Party Leaders

        WHEN: 12:00 PM – Saturday, November 5th

        WHERE: DeKalb Field Office, 619 E College Ave Suite E, Decatur, GA 30030

        Georgia Together Gwinnett GOTV Event with Boston City Councilor At-Large Ayanna Pressley and Party Leaders

        WHEN: 3:00 PM – Saturday, November 5th

        WHERE: Gwinnett Field Office, 535 Indian Trail Lilburn Rd NW Suite I, Lilburn, GA 30047

        Georgia Together Macon Canvass Kickoff with Jim Barksdale and Party leaders

        WHEN: 3:00 PM – Saturday, November 5th

        WHERE: Macon Field Office, 439 3rd Street Suite 101, Macon, GA 31201

  6. November 5, 2016 at 9:29 am

  7. November 5, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Well I read where US military has been asked to turn off Russian infrastructure if they meddle with elections on Tuesday? Whoa!

    That is the new Cold War I guess? It’s definitely back…
    From 1950-1991 it was called a Cold War Bc both sides were threatening each other with nuclear destruction. It never materialized Bc of deterrent.

    The same, I guess, can now be said about today… But you swap nukes with cyber warfare.

    And while it’s interesting, it’s very scary. 😳

  8. 17 Ladyhawke
    November 5, 2016 at 9:35 am

  9. November 5, 2016 at 9:40 am

    In honor of the PANTS SUIT

  10. 19 desertflower
    November 5, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Morning everyone. Already breaking the law in AZ. Yesterday was the last day to vote early. Mail in ballots for these people would have prevented this travesty from happening to them!


    • 20 CEB
      November 5, 2016 at 10:45 am

      That is messed up! So different from what happened in Clark County, NV last night. So ironic that the place is named “Carefree.”

  11. 21 desertflower
    November 5, 2016 at 9:45 am

    h/t BJ

  12. 22 Ladyhawke
    November 5, 2016 at 9:46 am

  13. November 5, 2016 at 9:51 am

    “If I haven’t stopped fighting at 100 years old, then neither should you.”

  14. November 5, 2016 at 9:54 am

    It never was funny…

  15. 25 Ladyhawke
    November 5, 2016 at 9:55 am

  16. November 5, 2016 at 9:56 am

  17. November 5, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Good morning TOD!

    “The Democratic Republic of Turkey” …… NOT!!

    Want a preview of a Trump Presidency … you’re looking at in Turkey, today, real time …..


  18. November 5, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Btw I Am monitoring these battleground polls that say the race is tightening??
    I do notice, however, a huge amount of undecided voters with only three days left…
    For example: one poll yesterday in NH had Clinton up 2 40-38???
    How in the hell can you have 22% undecided with three days left?
    That’s the way all the polls are now… Even the national polls.
    My sense is, pollsters are making undecideds to make it seem close all over the nation.

    • 30 Obama Grandmama
      November 5, 2016 at 3:47 pm

      I think that is the same lifesize poster of Obama that was at the 2009 Inaugural ball my daughter and I went to. She got us tickets to it and gifted me mine as my 2008 Xmas gift. I had gotten two Inauguration tickets for us in my local Senator’s lottery. Unfortunately our ball was not one of the ones the Obamas dropped into so instead I had my photo taken next to the Obama poster.

  19. November 5, 2016 at 10:02 am

    This meme going around that AAs aren’t voting in great numbers is pure JUNK. What may be happening is early vote may be down but that’s due to VOTER SUPPRESSION.

    But it’s not over till it’s over.

    • November 5, 2016 at 12:07 pm

      This meme going around that AAs aren’t voting in great numbers is pure JUNK. What may be happening is early vote may be down but that’s due to VOTER SUPPRESSION.



  20. November 5, 2016 at 10:06 am

    From Jon Ralson, last tweet from last night.

  21. 38 desertflower
    November 5, 2016 at 10:08 am


    So this is kind of cute. While most of us were tearing our hair out over the FBI and Hillary Clinton’s emails last weekend, Donald Trump’s campaign quietly released a plan to privatize new infrastructure development in the United States. I know, that’s not very sexy on the surface. But given that the man might be president come Tuesday, it seems worth remarking upon. Because it could mean we’ll all be paying to drive on more roads built for profit.

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  25. November 5, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Take care everyone …. bbl …..


  26. November 5, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Saturday morning. Congrats arapaho415, 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’re able to summons all your fortitude, moxie, and strength, to take on all challenges you encounter today. ❤ ❤ ❤

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

  27. November 5, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Looking at West West Week, where the Obamas were giving out candy to the kids, I had to laugh when FLOTUS told the two little kids dress up as President Obama, “You’re so handsome, more handsome then the real President”. A big smile came on POTUS face.

  28. November 5, 2016 at 10:16 am

  29. November 5, 2016 at 10:17 am

    “The Audacity of Hope” Words of Hope from Diana Butler Bass to dwell on in this time of trial for our country. It ends with a quote from the visions of Julian Norwich, mystic lady of hope. “All Shall Be Well, and All Shall Be Well, and All Manner of Things Shall Be Well.”

    Diana Bass
    November 2 at 5:10pm ·
    Credo, A Litany of Grace for This Dreadful Election
    Diana Butler Bass

    I believe God creates the world and all therein good, even very good, no matter how far from that goodness human beings wander;

    I believe Love casts out fear, and that living with compassion is the path to joy;

    I believe Gratitude threads all of the connections in the web of life;

    I believe Wisdom dwells among us, embodying both divine insight and human intellect;

    I believe Hope banishes cynicism, always drawing us toward a creative future;

    I believe Awe opens us to an awakened life that reaches out to the world to restore and save;

    I believe Justice flows all around us, like a healing river;

    I believe All Shall Be Well.

  30. November 5, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Latest from Jon Ralson: “Trump is dead.”

  31. 50 hopefruit2
    November 5, 2016 at 10:25 am

    • November 5, 2016 at 11:16 am

      The Red & Black, in partnership with the Center for the Study of Global Issues, conducted a survey of University of Georgia students, faculty and staff’s political beliefs and attitudes in conjunction with the 2016 presidential election. More than 4,300 people responded to our survey. Our analysis describes information about the data we found.

      A Red & Black/GLOBIS Center Survey, conducted Oct. 3 through Oct. 9, found Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton led Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump 58 percent to about 22 percent among more than 4,300 University of Georgia student, faculty and staff respondents. It also found that race, religion and gender — and the intersectionality of the three — had an influence on vote choice and policy attitudes.

      While both men and women supported Clinton at higher percentages than they supported Trump, women supported the Democratic candidate at higher rates — 64 percent — compared to 50 percent for men. Additionally, women supported Trump at lower rates compared to men — 18 percent to 25 percent.

      The demographic group found to have the most support for Trump was men in fraternities, with 45 percent supporting the Republican candidate compared to 32 percent supporting Clinton. Though women in sororities and non-Greek women both supported Clinton over Trump, non-Greek women did so at higher rates, with 60 percent support versus 48 support among Greek women.

  32. November 5, 2016 at 10:37 am

  33. 57 CEB
    November 5, 2016 at 10:39 am

    GM, TOD ohana.
    Happy, relieved and thrilled to report that the last stone in my family’s voting block was set in place today when my millennial nephew cast his vote this morning for HRC. He was eager to vote for PBO in 2012, the first year that he was eligible to vote, but had been dragging his heels in this one. He was saying all of the stupid things that males in this age group was saying about voting to the horror, dismay, and out-right anger of his very active voting-in-every-election family. I even accused him of being a misogynist (to tell you the truth he does have some of these tendencies) and of being under the influence of a “friend” who fits many of the demographics of the carnival barker’s tribe. Anyway, I got a text, photo included, to let auntie know he had voted early and voted for HRC. Whew!

  34. 63 desertflower
    November 5, 2016 at 10:45 am

  35. 64 desertflower
    November 5, 2016 at 10:46 am

  36. 65 desertflower
    November 5, 2016 at 10:47 am

  37. 66 desertflower
    November 5, 2016 at 10:49 am

  38. 67 desertflower
    November 5, 2016 at 10:51 am

    My President doesn’t talk like this. Think like this.

  39. November 5, 2016 at 10:51 am

  40. November 5, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Important to remember how public polling under polls Dems, numbers from 2012 election,especially at the end of the campaign when there is so much garbage polling to drive a narrative.

  41. November 5, 2016 at 10:55 am

    This is what a real GOTV ground operation looks like.

    • 71 CEB
      November 5, 2016 at 11:11 am

      This is an army! Dems. know that victory requires hard work, perseverance, focus and taking nothing for granted. God bless their efforts and keep them safe from hurt, harm, or danger.
      As LL used to say, I have an essay brewing that I will post after the election, on Facebook if it is too long.)
      Have a great day everyone; we are almost at the end of our long national nightmare.

  42. 72 desertflower
    November 5, 2016 at 10:56 am


    Trump just proposed ending all federal clean energy development
    He’d end all research on solar, wind, efficiency, batteries, clean cars, and climate science, too.

  43. November 5, 2016 at 10:59 am

  44. November 5, 2016 at 11:07 am

    So moving from a beautiful young girl and a wonderful mom. We must stop the bullies in all the ways we can.

    • 76 CEB
      November 5, 2016 at 11:23 am

      Sitting here crying. So sad that she and so many others are bullied in this way. She is perfect just as she is. So thankful that she has the type of mother who can help her to navigate through stupidit, but sad that it is necessary.

      • November 5, 2016 at 11:26 am

        Yes, that’s how it struck me, too. We probably all know the sting of bullying, but the bond they share and the strength to develop confidence will hopefully help her face these ugly taunts.

    • 78 mtmarilyn
      November 5, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      Oh my, I am balling. This is so beautiful. What a wonderful mother. So sad that this happens. We have to win.

  45. 79 desertflower
    November 5, 2016 at 11:10 am

    He’s so slimey… How ’bout those “family values!”


    David Pecker, the CEO of the company that owns The National Enquirer is a close ally of Donald Trump. Their alliance has come up on several occasions during Trump’s run for the White House. In August, Pecker paid $150,000 to Karen McDougal, a 1998 Playboy Playmate of the Year, to cover up her story of the consensual affair she had with Donald Trump in 2006, according to The Wall Street Journal.

  46. 80 desertflower
    November 5, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Worth the scroll

    • 81 CEB
      November 5, 2016 at 11:52 am

      Thanks so much for posting this, df. Propane Jane is always smart, fierce, and informed. Do not come for her unless she calls you.

      • 82 desertflower
        November 5, 2016 at 12:25 pm

        Zacklee:) My pleasure, CEB. Looking forward to the piece you have in your mind for after the nightmare:)

  47. November 5, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Happy Saturday TODers.

    Thank you so much.


  48. 84 desertflower
    November 5, 2016 at 11:20 am

  49. 85 desertflower
    November 5, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Respect yourself. GO VOTE!

  50. November 5, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Here is a terrific article about how CIA director berman is changing CIA to ten new cyber warfare divisions


    Very interesting.

  51. 88 desertflower
    November 5, 2016 at 11:25 am

    True story

  52. November 5, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Let’s go do it.

  53. November 5, 2016 at 11:35 am

  54. November 5, 2016 at 11:42 am

    • 93 desertflower
      November 5, 2016 at 11:48 am

      Holy shit. This from the draft dodger

  55. 96 FoxfireTX
    November 5, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Good morning TOD!

    This is interesting, it appears the military finally may be coming around–at least somewhat–for the Dems:

    Wishing everyone a great GOTV weekend!

  56. 97 desertflower
    November 5, 2016 at 11:57 am

  57. 98 Ladyhawke
    November 5, 2016 at 12:04 pm

  58. 99 Ladyhawke
    November 5, 2016 at 12:16 pm

  59. 100 desertflower
    November 5, 2016 at 12:22 pm

  60. 101 Ladyhawke
    November 5, 2016 at 12:27 pm

  61. 102 desertflower
    November 5, 2016 at 12:27 pm

  62. 103 desertflower
    November 5, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Wake up, People!

    • 104 Ladyhawke
      November 5, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      In his editorial New Rule, Bill thanks Donald Trump for exposing his evangelical Christian supporters as the shameless hypocrites they’ve always been.

  63. 105 desertflower
    November 5, 2016 at 12:34 pm

  64. 106 desertflower
    November 5, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Just think of what will happen to your IRA’s and pensions when Hillary wins:) Make it so.

  65. November 5, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    [video src="http://m.wsj.net/video/20161103/110316lunchobamabook/110316lunchobamabook_v2_ec664k.mp4" /]

  66. 109 MadameSoph
    November 5, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Happy Birthday! Hope you had a fabulous day! :

  67. 110 JER
    November 5, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Crowd Gathers for Hillary Clinton Remarks in Pembroke Pines, FL – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=3

    NOW: VP Joe Biden Campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Pittsburgh http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=1

  68. 111 JER
    November 5, 2016 at 1:30 pm

  69. 112 JER
    November 5, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    NOW: Sen. Tim Kaine Campaigns in Fort Myers, Florida – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=8

  70. 113 hopefruit2
    November 5, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Here comes Sanders making excuses for Trump Supporters….LOL I can’t even with this guy.

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