Chat Away

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  1. February 7, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    I’m going away to cry for five hours, see ya than 😦

  2. February 7, 2016 at 1:02 pm

  3. 13 JER
    February 7, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    President Obama is at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, MD

  4. 17 Roberta in MN
    February 7, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Good Morning everyone. Hope you all are having a wonderful day.

  5. 18 Roberta in MN
    February 7, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Do we have a video of the Obamas with Carole King today? I think I tuned in too late.

  6. February 7, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    LOL…. Circular firing squad in full effect 😀 😀 😀 Rubio mailer attacking Bush

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  7. February 7, 2016 at 1:48 pm

  8. 30 Roberta in MN
    February 7, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Chips, my Sister’s Grandson is in Ireland for some AA1games in Ahtlone, IE I wished I was on that golf course only as an observer. LOL

  9. February 7, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Wonder if they will blame the Berniebros 😕

    “Lebanon — With just days before the New Hampshire primary, the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., is taking heat from Upper Valley residents who say his campaign used their images on mailers without their permission. When American Legion state officer Tom Wiley, of Canaan, was called by the Legion’s top officer in New Hampshire, Wiley didn’t know what it was about, but he said the tone of state Cmdr. John Graham made it clear something was wrong. “He called me, quite straightforwardly, and asked me, had I endorsed any candidate,” Wiley said Saturday. “He asked specifically about Bernie.” It was a sensitive subject, Wiley knew, both because the American Legion fiercely protects its image as a nonpartisan organization, and because Wiley is in the early stages of a campaign himself, for the post of New Hampshire’s Department Commander. If he were found to be guilty of flouting the group’s bylaws, it could sink his chances. “I said, ‘No, I’ve never even shook his hand,” said Wiley.

    Wiley learned Graham had fielded a call from a Legion member in Plaistow, N.H., and that Wiley’s image was prominently included on the front page of a glossy campaign mailer, next to the words “Veterans fought for us. Bernie fought for them.” Worse, in the photo Wiley is wearing a white American Legion hat, which identifies him as an officer of the organization’s New Hampshire Department (each state’s posts fall under a single Department). “I said, ‘oh my God,’ ” said Wiley. “I went out to the mailbox that day, and my flier was in there. It was addressed to my wife, not to me.” The flier also includes photographs of Lebanon Post 22 Cmdr. Robert St. Pierre, Laura Holland, the Auxiliary president, and Hannah Griswold, the past junior Auxiliary president, who were identified by Wiley. The Legion’s national offices in Indianapolis quickly turned up a second Sanders campaign flier featuring Holland’s image….continued”

    • February 7, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      If I remember correctly, Obama for America (OFA) had a lot of training for its campaign workers. Is this part of Bernie’s campaign problems…lack of training?

      • February 7, 2016 at 7:05 pm

        His staff certainly seems to making many of these mistakes. They don’t seem to know what they’re doing.

        • February 7, 2016 at 7:32 pm

          Either they don’t know what they’re doing, or they have the attitude of doing first; asking forgiveness later.

          If they continue with the “mistakes” it’ll start seeming like it’s the latter.

          • February 7, 2016 at 7:34 pm

            And it will blow back on them. It seems like a stupid policy for a national campaign. It makes me think of the GOP candidates who use music without permission. It just looks like they don’t care enough to respect the rights of the musicians or organizations.

  10. February 7, 2016 at 2:05 pm

  11. 39 Nerdy Wonka
    February 7, 2016 at 2:06 pm


    2. What time is Gayle King’s interview with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama?

  12. February 7, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    “A few minutes after the Carolina Panthers punched their ticket to Super Bowl 50 with a blowout win over the Arizona Cardinals, reporters asked stud linebacker Thomas Davis how his arm was feeling. “Yeah, it’s broken,” he replied. He’d run into Arizona tight end Daniel Fells, who jumped and kneed Davis in the right forearm. “It hurt,” he said, laughing, “that’s all I can tell you.” That was two weeks ago. The Panthers need Davis in the Super Bowl—though he’s in his 11th season, he’s having perhaps his best year yet, and is an anchor in the team’s stout defense. He wants to play, too, injuries be damned. The day after the game, a surgeon installed a 5.5-inch plate and a dozen screws in his arm. In theory, the surgery would allow him to play long before the bone healed—though it’s still supposed to set you back for six weeks, according to one expert in the field. Best case scenario, it might hurt like crazy, but he might be able to play. Or a lot of things could go wrong. “Since the bone’s not completely healed, it’s a risk of breaking the hardware,” said Ned Amendola, an orthopedic surgeon at Duke. Davis could do something to the surgical incision. Or who knows what else? Desperate to play, Davis and the Panthers started exploring their options. On the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 27, they called Whiteclouds, a 3-D printing outfit in Utah. “Someone knew someone who knew us,” says company CEO Jerry Ropelato, as if he’s still unsure exactly how it happened. The Panthers had two questions: Can you make Davis a brace he can wear during the game? And can you do it, like, yesterday?…..

    ….The brace runs almost the length of Davis’ formidable forearm, and took a full 30 hours to print. They shipped it to Davis last Friday night. By Monday, at the media day ahead of the Super Bowl, Davis had already tried it out. “It was a light day” of practice, he told reporters, “but I took every opportunity to hit it on something.” The Panthers released a picture of Davis clubbing a tackling dummy with his left arm, the brace wrapped in black tape on his right. Ropelato says he’s heard stories about Davis “going around the room and hitting the tables as hard as he could” after he tried it for the first time, “seeing what it feels like.” Davis had a handful of different off-the-shelf braces to try out, but has stuck with the one made just for him. If he plays, he’ll be far from the first to do so while wearing a cast or brace, but he’ll almost certainly be the first to do so with a 3-D printed one. It doesn’t look like a club and it won’t restrict his movement; it’s made specifically for him and specifically to let him play the way he wants to…..continued”

  13. 47 desertflower
    February 7, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Will we be able to see PBO’s interview with Gayle here later? I have to tutor this afternoon…then come home and cook….watching that interview will have to happen on TOD:) Might I add…love you, Mr. President:) Love you, FLOTUS:) No one better!

  14. 51 desertflower
    February 7, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    For all those out there that love golf…this is going on right up the road from me:) Just a GLORIOUS golf day!


  15. 53 amk for obama
    February 7, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    what a fucking sociopath.

  16. 54 amk for obama
    February 7, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    • 55 pkayden
      February 7, 2016 at 4:38 pm

      Because they could care less about the poor people of Flint, Michigan. They’ve made that abundantly clear — including the Republican Governor.

  17. 56 JER
    February 7, 2016 at 2:34 pm

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    • 60 arapaho415
      February 7, 2016 at 3:15 pm

      GA swbluega.

  20. February 7, 2016 at 2:42 pm

  21. 63 arapaho415
    February 7, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    GA TODville.

    Update on low gas prices (which of course don’t apply to SoCal — cheapest I’ve seen is in the $2.50ish range, most stations selling for about $3/gallon).

  22. 65 amk for obama
    February 7, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    my nh prediction.

    kasich pulls out a squeaker.

    hiilz loses by single digits.

    • 66 jackiegrumbacher
      February 7, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      Well, AMK, if you’re right, it would upset everyone’s apple cart, especially Bernie’s. I hope you have great predictive powers.

  23. 67 amk for obama
    February 7, 2016 at 3:21 pm

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  26. 70 amk for obama
    February 7, 2016 at 3:25 pm

  27. 71 arapaho415
    February 7, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    PBO is practicing his golf swing today, no doubt eagerly looking forward to Asian Leader Summit in CA in a little over a week:

    Here’s the 10-day weather forecast for Rancho Mirage:

  28. February 7, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Hillary Clinton took her campaign to church Sunday, departing New Hampshire two days before the primary to travel to this beleaguered city to assure residents that they haven’t been forgotten.

    …no presidential candidate has trumpeted the issue as consistently as Clinton —

  29. 75 globalcitizenlinda
    February 7, 2016 at 3:40 pm


    (a) both times, IA & NH were states in PBO’s win column, what happens if eventual Dem candidate had problems wining them in the primary?

    (b) give that gop has candidates from FL and OH, both swing states, what implication does this have on getting to 270 electoral college in NV?

    clearly, we have a lot of work to do and I have not seen a massive voter registration drive on the ground in my Ultimate Swing State, OH …. may be I am just always in the wrong spot

    • 76 globalcitizenlinda
      February 7, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      getting to 270 electoral college in Nov?

    • 77 pkayden
      February 7, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      Great questions. The DNC should be duplicating Howard Dean’s 50-state strategy and getting as many potential voters registered during the primaries as possible. My fear is that our side isn’t as motivated to vote as the other side.

  30. February 7, 2016 at 3:51 pm

  31. 79 GGAIL
    February 7, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I’m home in time. POTUS & FLOTUS up next 😊

  32. 82 Betsy
    February 7, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Thought the interview was at 4pm EST?

  33. 87 JER
    February 7, 2016 at 4:10 pm

  34. 88 GGail
    February 7, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    HEY! where’s my comment about POTUS???!!! C’om WP, cough it up!

  35. 89 Roberta in MN
    February 7, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Watching POTUS & FLOTUS right now.

  36. February 7, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    I’m with FLOTUS in the champagne room. LOLz

    • February 7, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      meta, I would be going back and forth, to the champagne room, the food room, and watching some of the game. I enjoy our POTUS and FLOTUS. Love them, love them, love them.

  37. 93 Roberta in MN
    February 7, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Love me some POTUS & FLOTUS.

  38. 94 GGAIL
    February 7, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    One of a kind President & First Lady. /sigh

  39. 95 hopefruit2
    February 7, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    This wasn’t the full interview, just the teaser with FLOTUS I guess. More with POTUS coming up later…

  40. 97 CEB
    February 7, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    It is huge for a wife to say of a husband: “he has never disappointed me” as MO said about PBO in the Gayle King interview. She also told Gayle this long ago.

  41. 98 sherijr
    February 7, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    yep they were adorable. Love them.

  42. 101 sherijr
    February 7, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    well all my grandkids are here today.. and informed me in no uncertain terms that they’re all rooting for the Panthers 🙂

  43. 104 Nerdy Wonka
    February 7, 2016 at 4:47 pm


  44. 105 hopefruit2
    February 7, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    It won’t be Superbowl Sunday if Mark isn’t hovering around and commenting on the food…

  45. 106 hopefruit2
    February 7, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this is the last Superbowl we get to swoon over a presidential interview for a long time to come…

    //ducks and runs

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