Chat Away

First tweet has video of POTUS and FLOTUS in Italy




148 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. 3 yardarm756
    May 21, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Good morning yall.

  2. 5 whenpamelawandered
    May 21, 2017 at 10:59 am


  3. May 21, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Will the media highlight the flip-flops and backtracking made through out this speech?

    • May 21, 2017 at 11:18 am

      • May 21, 2017 at 11:21 am

  4. May 21, 2017 at 11:17 am

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

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

    To all, I hope God’s grace, loving-kindness, and mercy is bestowed upon you today. ❤ ❤ ❤

    I am thankful to God that I lived to witness one of the greatest President of The United States of America in President Barack Hussein Obama ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  5. May 21, 2017 at 11:25 am

    • May 21, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      THIS is what we should focus on — the stolen election. We prove that, Trump and Pence go away and hopefully Ryan and McConnell too. That could take down all the Executive orders and repeals and arms deals.

  6. May 21, 2017 at 11:34 am

  7. May 21, 2017 at 12:18 pm

  8. 22 JER
    May 21, 2017 at 12:24 pm

  9. May 21, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Good Sunday morning, TODers.

  10. 29 GGail
    May 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Am I way behind? I just learned that this table book will be released Nov. 7, 2017, but pre-orders are available now.

  11. May 21, 2017 at 1:25 pm

  12. May 21, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Fuck, fuckity Fuck.
    $110 BILLION arms deal by the Illegitimate Birther-In-Chief with Saudi Arabia is the largest single arms deal in American history.
    Due to no-ethics Donald and his family: America is now complicit in and party to gross Saudi war/human rights crimes.

    • May 21, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      “Obama withheld precision-guided munitions because the Saudis were using U.S.-provided munitions to repeatedly target civilian and humanitarian sites in their bombing campaign inside Yemen, despite regular protests from the United States…
      By selling the Saudis these precision-guided weapons more – not fewer – civilians will be killed because it is Saudi Arabia’s strategy to starve Yemenis to death to increase their own leverage at the negotiating table. They couldn’t do this without the weapons we are selling them.” Senator Murphy also stated the fact that radicalized Yemenis blame the U.S. for Saudi attacks.
      TRUMPUTIN is a greedy fucking treacherous liability to the planet.
      How long?

  13. May 21, 2017 at 1:57 pm

  14. 48 Nerdy Wonka
    May 21, 2017 at 2:04 pm

  15. May 21, 2017 at 2:04 pm

  16. 54 GGail
    May 21, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Old man trump too tired

    • 55 Sandy1110
      May 21, 2017 at 6:16 pm

      And as always, you can only imagine the RWNJ “outrage” had PBO ever tried to have Malia sub for him at any event.

      Trump can commit actual crimes, abuses of office and demonstrate his extreme unfitness to be POTUS on a daily basis, because at least his deplorables have a white guy back in the White House.

      Just for fun, someone should ask them what they’ve PERSONALLY been “winning” so far.

  17. May 21, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    I miss them…so very much…it is so surreal what is happening…

    and as if on cue….the Bernie Bros have to keep regurgitating the 2016…in order to keep DEMs and their allies on separate pages and to keep Bernie relevant…

    i really try not to absorb it all into my psyche

  18. May 21, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    “…Trump considers the faith of 1.7 billion people as just another negotiable, his public stances on Islam changing whichever way the wind – or a $110 billion weapons deal – blows. ”

    US Muslims said Trump’s address Sunday at a summit in Riyadh was remarkable mainly for its blandness – shopworn lines about good versus evil from a president who once blamed his Saudi hosts for 9/11, who floated the idea of shutting down mosques, and who said, “I think Islam hates us.”

    American Muslims also noted a glaring omission in the half-hour speech: themselves. There was no acknowledgment of the contributions of the athletes, doctors, actors and tech entrepreneurs who are among more than 3.3 million Muslims living in the United States.

    Trump ditched his base’s preferred terminology of “radical Islamic terrorism” and, in most places, used less inflammatory terms such as “radicalism” and “extremism.” It was the kind of language Trump used to attack his predecessor President Barack Obama for using.

    To many US Muslims, the about-face showed that Trump considers the faith of 1.7 billion people as just another negotiable, his public stances on Islam changing whichever way the wind – or a $110 billion weapons deal – blows. He bashed Islam in front of anti-immigrant US voters he needed to win the election; he embraced Islam in front of Middle Eastern autocrats whose help he needs on counterterrorism and trade issues.

  19. 58 GGail
    May 21, 2017 at 4:16 pm

  20. May 21, 2017 at 4:29 pm

  21. May 21, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    UGH, this creep can’t even make through Day 2.

  22. May 21, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    ‘All hail the New World Orb-er’: Internet loses its collective sh*t over pic of Trump with Saudi orb

  23. 69 Nerdy Wonka
    May 21, 2017 at 6:33 pm

  24. May 21, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    Despite Trump’s pledge to Saudi Arabia, Congress has not yet approved the weapons sale and several politicians are ready to block it.

  25. 71 desertflower
    May 21, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    This fucker is the devil incarnate

  26. 72 desertflower
    May 21, 2017 at 7:10 pm


    • 73 Sandy1110
      May 21, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      Because the GOP can brainwash their sheeple into believing that the “undeserving others” are getting things that they don’t really deserve, and therefore should have them taken away.

      This is the bullshit lie that Limbaugh and his ilk have been repeating for years: “Hey white working class? Those lazy black and brown people think they’re “entitled” to your hard-earned tax dollars!”

  27. 74 JER
    May 21, 2017 at 7:14 pm

  28. 75 desertflower
    May 21, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Fuck OUR FEELINGS??? Karma will not be kind.

  29. 76 mtmarilyn
    May 21, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Good Sunday afternoon TOD family. Am just returning from 2 days in the woods with no cell service. A wonderful wonderful​ time with blur skies, trees and peace. Now to catch up on all the news.

    • 77 Betsy
      May 21, 2017 at 9:16 pm

      It’s so freaky that even being away 2 days, so much awful is happening, that it’s good you got to be away from it.

      • 78 mtmarilyn
        May 21, 2017 at 9:52 pm

        Things happen so fast I get whiplash. So having some peace and quiet has helped my attitude.

  30. 79 globalcitizenlinda
    May 21, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    • 80 CEB
      May 21, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      They stood up for their values and calmly walked out (from non-violent protests lessons of Ghandi and King). Bravo to our young people who will not allow a day that is supposed to be about them be shanghied by folks with agendas that are anathema to them

  31. 81 CEB
    May 21, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    I saw reports on Twitter that the Bibi-#45 dinner has been cancelled because so many ministers were refusing to attend even after Bibi demanded that they do. Seems some politicians in the world do have the balls to stand on their principles. 45 will be okay with this since he gets exhausted so soon. A weak, ignorant, lazy, insular, poorly educated, easily manipulated old man is the president of the world’s largest democracy; we are so f**ked. I am old enough to remember when the msm and the GOP complained that PBO was doing too much, mostly because it revealed how little they do. He stood there and asked them “What would you have me not do?” and listed all of the urgent matters that he was attending to to keep our economy and ship of state on course. They knew the brilliant Black man was showing them up and they would have rather that he failed to live down to their racists expectations. Now, we have an old white man who is showing them everyday, in living color, the reality of the things of which they falsely accused PBO and they are so scared and confused that inertia has set in. They know that the WH is a mess and the country is about to go over a cliff and they have no idea how to stop any of it.

    • 82 Betsy
      May 22, 2017 at 1:12 am

      Sure they do, but it means giving up their tax cuts and robbing the poor to feed the rich, something they don’t want to do.

  32. May 21, 2017 at 8:45 pm

  33. 85 amk for obama
    May 21, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Iran’s re-elected moderate President Hassan Rouhani has received a further boost after reformists won key council elections in the capital, Tehran.

    The pro-Rouhani reformist group Omid (Hope) won all 21 seats, ousting their conservative rivals who had been in power for 14 years.

    Mr Rouhani won Friday’s presidential election in the first round.

    He promised voters a moderate and outward-looking Iran and criticised the conservative-dominated judiciary.

    Council elections were held alongside the presidential vote and the results were announced on Sunday.


  34. May 21, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    • 87 99ts
      May 21, 2017 at 11:31 pm

      Poor dears – so sad.

      THey really are a mob of whingers – from the top down. This is nothing compared to what the GOP did in 2010.

  35. May 21, 2017 at 9:09 pm

  36. 90 amk for obama
    May 21, 2017 at 9:11 pm


  37. May 21, 2017 at 9:12 pm

  38. 93 amk for obama
    May 21, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    isn’t rucker the one who kisses the gopee ass 24×7? fuck him and his ilk’s whining now.

    • 94 99ts
      May 21, 2017 at 11:35 pm

      That might work in Riyadh but when they get to Europe the local reporters will ask the right questions

  39. 95 MadameSoph
    May 21, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Ok, TOD, I translated the wonderful Italian article in the tweet up top. Thank you JER, for posting it and thank you Nerdy for highlighting it.

    I did it myself, not Google translate, so that it would be more accurate and natural. I’m going to try to do this a couple of paragraphs at a time, since there have been difficulties before with posting long comments.


    Mr. and Mrs. Obama in Montalcino: Golf for Barack, gelato and shopping for Michele

    The ex President of the United States in Siena for a Tuscan vacation

    Montalcino. “Michelle, we miss you”, you are missed by us, shouted Jane Ackerman from Denver, Colorado jumping up and down with emotion and poking her husband with a squeal: “The Obamas are on vacation exactly when we are!” The ex First Lady, accompanied by three friends, looked up and waved hello with her hand. Then slipped into Why Not, a gelato shop on the curve of Corso Garibaldi in Montalcino, a tiny hole in the wall judging by the yellow walls with two tables at the entrance.

    • 96 MadameSoph
      May 21, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      It was a surprise visit made by Michelle in the town famous for its Brunello wine, during the second day of a Tuscan vacation that she is spending with her husband at Borgo Finocchieto, the Six Star resort owned by the ex American Ambassador to Italy, John Phillips. A simple afternoon walk: just the right time for a cup of chocolate and coconut gelato and a bit of shopping, while Barack plays golf with friend Richard Parsons on Massimo Ferragamo’s course at Castiglion del Bosco resort, nine kilometers away.

      In Montalcino, no one anticipated a visit so illustrious: beginning with young gelato vendor, Ambra Tommasi who, recalled: “At the beginning, I didn’t recognize her. And it’s a good thing I didn’t because maybe I would have dropped the gelato to the floor from the emotion. That gracious woman: she tried to speak to me but I was making these big smiles. I understood who it was only when she lifted her sunglasses and looked at me: this one, I know her, I told myself.”

      • 97 MadameSoph
        May 21, 2017 at 9:44 pm

        Meanwhile, a small curious crowd encircled the gelato shop where Michelle – in decidedly vacation style, a rose blouse that exposed one shoulder, white pants and white sandals – was made comfortable outside protected by three bodyguards, from the Secret Service and from the Carabinieri [Italian State Police – kind of like our FBI]. And if the residents of Montalcino were pleasantly surprised, the most excited were definitely the few American tourists, that every now and then shouted affectionate phrases to her.

        After the gelato, the little group moved to the Piazza del Popolo to make purchases in the Montalcino fabric shop 564 owned by Massimo Gorelli. “And who could have imagined it” the owner told La Republica right after the visit. “I saw all these women and for a moment I didn’t understand anything. What elegance! What style! She bought two of our shawls, handmade fabrics. She had chosen a Panama-type hat but the size was too small. ‘I need a ‘big hat’ – a bigger hat, she told me with a smile. How much did she spend? No, this I don’t want to say.”

        The walk lasted at least 45 minutes: and concluded at one of the rocky fortresses that dominate the region. Here the ex First Lady stopped to chat with a family from Sarzana, granting them a selfie with the children and once again greeted the curious. Then, during the applause, she climbed into a black Chevrolet with blackened windows, returning to Borgo Finocchieto for dinner. “Michelle we miss you” Jane, still behind her, shouted with a sigh.

        • 98 MadameSoph
          May 21, 2017 at 9:49 pm

          Eccolo! (there it is!). I hope you enjoy reading about our Forever FLOTUS, how loved she is by Americans in Italy and by Italians, how gracious and kind she is, and what a wonderful example and representation of us she and Forever POTUS make on our behalf around the world.

          Here is the link to the original article from the tweet at the top of Nerdy’s post here, with the video clips of our FFLOTUS and FPOTUS:


        • 102 whenpamelawandered
          May 21, 2017 at 10:55 pm

          I love this! ❤️😹

        • 104 GGAIL
          May 22, 2017 at 9:23 am

          Thanks MSoph!

    • 105 Obama Grandmama
      May 21, 2017 at 11:20 pm

      Italy is my favorite tour destination and the Obamas are my favorite people/role models.

    • May 22, 2017 at 4:03 am

      Wonderful translation, Madame Soph! Thank you so much.

    • 108 MadameSoph
      May 21, 2017 at 10:08 pm

      Thank you for this JER! I just posted a translation of that article you posted yesterday and Nerdy featured today. This pic goes perfectly with it! What a difference the impression PBO makes on the golf course vs. the orange embarrassment! The Italians have a saying “Fare una bella figura” which means, to “make a good impression”. It’s very important in Italy. Che bella figura (what a good impression) President Obama and Michelle Obama make on our behalf (much better than the “brutta figura” made by Cheeto Mussolini).

    • 110 GGAIL
      May 22, 2017 at 9:24 am

      PBO looks good 😊

  40. 111 amk for obama
    May 21, 2017 at 10:40 pm

  41. 112 amk for obama
    May 21, 2017 at 10:42 pm

  42. May 21, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Bullsh!tter-In-Chief said this weekend: “This is a battle between those who seek to obliterate human life and those who protect it.”
    The leader of the Death Party got it right.

  43. May 21, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Was Donald pressured by Putin to fire Comey and meet with the Russians in the Oval Office (minus our media)?
    Sounded like a surrogate and subordinate when he said “I faced great pressure because of Russia.”

  44. 116 amk for obama
    May 22, 2017 at 12:54 am

  45. 117 Dudette
    May 22, 2017 at 7:14 am

    Good Morning Everyone! It’s a great day! 😄

    I’m overjoyed to be sitting with family awaiting the start of the commencement ceremony at Clark Atlanta University.
    My sister’s getting her BSW. Woohoo!

    We’re grateful the rain appears to be holding off for now. I’m especially grateful to know that they will be granting an honorary to NASA math legend, Katherine Johnson. Sadly, it looks like she won’t be here herself; I think her daughters will be accepting on her behalf (they did that for her at Spelman the other day). Still pretty cool though. Jesse Jackson, John Conyers, and William Pickhard (commencement speaker) are also receiving honorary degrees.

  46. May 22, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Continuing to drain that swamp!

  47. May 22, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Isn’t 45’s administration trying to do the same?

  48. 130 JER
    May 22, 2017 at 8:53 am

    • 131 arapaho415
      May 22, 2017 at 10:14 am

      GM JER.

      Just another step toward DJT’s #jackbooted #autocratic #plutocracy. 😦

  49. 132 desertflower
    May 22, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Morning, family:) Happy Monday!

  50. 133 desertflower
    May 22, 2017 at 9:19 am

    • 134 99ts
      May 22, 2017 at 9:50 am

      I hope so df – he is now out and amount rearming those areas of the world where PBO pulled back on arms sales – in such a short ime he can do so much harm inside and outside the US. Unbelievable that the GOP in congress ignore what he does.

  51. 135 desertflower
    May 22, 2017 at 9:41 am

  52. May 22, 2017 at 9:52 am

    BREAKING: AP Source: Michael Flynn to decline Senate Intel committee subpoena, invoke 5th Amendment later today.— The Associated Press (@AP) May 22, 2017

  53. May 22, 2017 at 10:09 am

    How might Donald Trump try to end the special investigation?
    Rachel Maddow looks at some ways by which Donald Trump could try to get in the way of the Trump-Russia special investigation or eliminate it entirely.

  54. May 22, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Can the Trump-Russia special counsel be undermined by Trump?
    Neal Katyal, former US acting solicitor general who helped draft the special counsel regulations, talks with Rachel Maddow about the ways in which Donald Trump might seek to undermine or eliminate the Trump-Russia special investigation.

  55. May 22, 2017 at 10:11 am

    Flynn inquiry calls for espionage expertise
    Barbara McQuade, former U.S. attorney, talks with Rachel Maddow about what is means to be an espionage prosecutor and why one might be assigned to the the case of disgraced Donald Trump NSA Mike Flynn.

  56. May 22, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Comey firing story contains giant contradiction
    Rachel Maddow shows how a request for more resources preceding James Comey’s firing was widely reported in the media but is adamantly denied by the Department of Justice – an irreconcilable contradiction.

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