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Early Bird Chat

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 9: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media during a lunch with young men from the Washington, DC area at the White House on June 9, 2016 in Washington, DC. The men are participating in the White House Mentorship and Leadership Program. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 9: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media during a lunch with young men from the Washington, DC area at the White House on June 9, 2016 in Washington, DC. The men are participating in the White House Mentorship and Leadership Program. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 9: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media during a lunch with young men from the Washington, DC area at the White House on June 9, 2016 in Washington, DC. The men are participating in the White House Mentorship and Leadership Program. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama speaks to the media during a lunch with young men at the White House. The men are participating in the White House Mentorship and Leadership Program

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 9: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media during a lunch with young men from the Washington, DC area at the White House on June 9, 2016 in Washington, DC. The men are participating in the White House Mentorship and Leadership Program. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)


129 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. 1 Allison
    June 10, 2016 at 7:58 am

    GM Everyone!! Have a great day!

  2. June 10, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Good Morning 😁, Everyone ☺

  3. 7 amk for obama
    June 10, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Talking of birds, here is one that so loved indian chicken curry

    before

    and after

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-36490552

    Lucy Kells, a veterinary nurse at the hospital in Worcestershire, said: “He really surprised everyone here – we had never seen anything like it before.

    “The thing that shocked us the most was the smell. He smelled amazing, he really smelled good.”

    LOL.

  4. June 10, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Slow jam the news II

  5. June 10, 2016 at 8:04 am

    G’morning Nerdy & TOD! 🙂 Thanks Nerdy for the Early Bird chat and all of your wonderful posts yesterday! Congrats Allison, on #1, and Happy Friday everyone.

    Happy graduation to Malia Obama, and Happy 15th birthday to our not-so-little-anymore Sasha! 🙂

  6. 18 africa
    June 10, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Happy Friday TODers!!

    Nerdy, we appreciate you more than you know!! 🙂 🙂

    Missing Chips and wishing all is well with her mom.

    Congrats on first Allison.

  7. June 10, 2016 at 8:10 am

    A big day for the Obama girls today. Happy 15th Birthday Sasha Obama. And Congratulation to Malia Obama on her graduation from High School. I saw were ex-President Clinton were the speaker at Chelsea Clinton graduation from Sidwell High School.

  8. June 10, 2016 at 8:11 am

  9. 28 99ts
    June 10, 2016 at 8:11 am

    GM TOD & many thanks NW for all your posts. Sending love & hugs to Ms Chips

  10. 29 jackiegrumbacher
    June 10, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Hi all. Those young men look so fine in their suits, nice shirts, ties and bow ties. I can just imagine the scurrying around at their respective homes, trying to dress up for the White House. Today must be so bittersweet for the Obama family as their oldest girl undergoes the great rite of passage known as a high school graduation. She’s an adult now by most legal standards and no longer their little girl. This is the day of joy and weeping as I so well remember from our own kids. Can’t believe Sasha is already 15 and will herself leave the nest in just a few short years. These are the moments when you hope all that you’ve tried to teach your children and all the love and support you’ve given them will stand them in good stead in the grown up world. Bless them all!

  11. June 10, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Trump: Obama just endorse Crooked Hillary, he just want four more years of Obama, cause no one else do. I would love to tell Trump that I know of alot of people who want President Obama to stay in office Four More Years. More then four. If he could and that is what the First Family wanted. He would have my vote.

  12. 35 jackiegrumbacher
    June 10, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Nerdy, you’ve done an absolutely magnificent job in these last weeks keeping TOD thriving with news and perspectives on all that’s happening in our political world. Thanks aren’t really enough for all this effort and I know it comes from both a commitment to TOD and President Obama and great love and loyalty to Chips. If you have a chance, could you let us know how Chips and her mom are doing? They’re on all of our hearts. Hope you have good things happening in your life. With your intelligence, dedication and passion, you surely have a very bright future ahead of you. Can’t wait to see all that you achieve!

    • 45 jackiegrumbacher
      June 10, 2016 at 8:31 am

      At least corn silk is natural. Heaven knows what unreal thing is on Trump’s head.

  13. 46 hopefruit2
    June 10, 2016 at 8:37 am

    I’m LOVING this tweet from Brother Mark – a first among firsts…. PBO & the First Family are really uniting us all! 🙂

  14. 47 hopefruit2
    June 10, 2016 at 8:39 am

    • 48 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      June 10, 2016 at 10:49 am

      HAPPY BRTHDAY SWEET SASHA…………….AND CONGRATULATIONS MALIA..A BITTERSWEET DAY FOR THE ENERGZER…………PASS THE KLEENEX!

  15. 49 MightyPamela
    June 10, 2016 at 8:40 am

  16. June 10, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Good morning, TOD! First morning in weeks that I’m actually up and working at a “decent” hour! Wish me a productive day; read you later.

  17. June 10, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Happy Birthday Sasha!!!

  18. June 10, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Bounce TV is broadcasting WAVE’s feed of Ali’s funeral procession. Livestream is also at link – http://www.wave3.com/category/248739/wave-3-live-streaming-coverage

  19. 54 amk for obama
    June 10, 2016 at 9:10 am

    via bj, Clinton hires Sanders’ top student organizer.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/clinton-hires-sanders-student-organizer-224166

  20. June 10, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Quick Takes: Trump’s Actual Business Record
    by Nancy LeTourneau June 9, 2016 5:11 PM
    POLITICAL ANIMAL BLOG

    * For anyone still under the illusion that Donald Trump’s business record is his greatest selling point as a presidential candidate, Steve Reilly pretty much tears through that myth.

    At least 60 lawsuits, along with hundreds of liens, judgments, and other government filings reviewed by the USA TODAY NETWORK, document people who have accused Trump and his businesses of failing to pay them for their work. Among them: a dishwasher in Florida. A glass company in New Jersey. A carpet company. A plumber. Painters. Forty-eight waiters. Dozens of bartenders and other hourly workers at his resorts and clubs, coast to coast. Real estate brokers who sold his properties. And, ironically, several law firms that once represented him in these suits and others.

    Trump’s companies have also been cited for 24 violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act since 2005 for failing to pay overtime or minimum wage, according to U.S. Department of Labor data…

    In addition to the lawsuits, the review found more than 200 mechanic’s liens — filed by contractors and employees against Trump, his companies or his properties claiming they were owed money for their work — since the 1980s…

    The actions in total paint a portrait of Trump’s sprawling organization frequently failing to pay small businesses and individuals, then sometimes tying them up in court and other negotiations for years. In some cases, the Trump teams financially overpower and outlast much smaller opponents, draining their resources. Some just give up the fight, or settle for less; some have ended up in bankruptcy or out of business altogether.

    ……………………………………….

    I know it’s sort of cruel to put these folks on film, but I want ads from the ones who had to go out of business because of Trump. …

  21. 56 Ladyhawke
    June 10, 2016 at 9:22 am

  22. June 10, 2016 at 9:24 am

  23. 60 Dudette
    June 10, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Happy Fridaaaaay! 🍭🎪🎉🌞

  24. June 10, 2016 at 9:36 am

  25. 65 Dudette
    June 10, 2016 at 9:37 am

  26. 71 GGAIL
    June 10, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Good West Coast morning NW & TOD family.

    It would do my heart and mind a great deal of good if we could get Chipsticks to leave us a comment. Just something short-like “hiya”

    Please and thanks 💕

  27. June 10, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Make no mistake, it will be POTUS helping pull Hillary across the finish line.

    • 74 Dudette
      June 10, 2016 at 9:49 am

      True dat!

    • 75 99ts
      June 10, 2016 at 10:22 am

      I think they are strolling there together. This is a no contest. Trump will lose big and what PBO will be doing is bringing the house & the senate over to the dem side. IF (and that is a big IF) the GOP get rid of Trump, things could be a little closer.

  28. 76 JER
    June 10, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Good Morning Chips and TOD.

  29. 77 Dudette
    June 10, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Is everybody out there okay?

  30. June 10, 2016 at 9:54 am

  31. June 10, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Friday morning. TGIF>> Congrats Allison, on being first this morning.

    Thanks Nerdy for opening up TOD’ville this morning as well as all the other wonderful things you do for us. 🎉🙏👏👌👊

    To all, I hope that your greatest character, dynamic personality, and wonderful soul, is on full display today. ❤ ❤ ❤

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

  32. 83 Dudette
    June 10, 2016 at 9:57 am

    ❤️

  33. 84 Dudette
    June 10, 2016 at 10:06 am

  34. June 10, 2016 at 10:10 am

    • 87 amk for obama
      June 10, 2016 at 10:13 am

      ah, the librul media, the myth.

    • 88 99ts
      June 10, 2016 at 10:28 am

      The so called liberal outlet that really annoys me is TPM. Their front page is always 95% GOP. Might be good or bad news – but always the GOP. When that is all people see, they think the dems are not doing anything.

    • 91 MightyPamela
      June 10, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      Just doin what they are paid to do. Oh, and selling what’s left of their souls

  35. 92 Dudette
    June 10, 2016 at 10:15 am

  36. 94 Linda
    June 10, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Drip…drip…drip

    2 New Jersey GOPers Changing Parties Over Trump

    HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Two Republican officials in New Jersey are switching political parties over what they say are racist comments made by presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

    Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse and Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino changed their party affiliation to independents on Thursday.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/gop-nj-trump-changing-parties

  37. 97 Dudette
    June 10, 2016 at 10:16 am

  38. 98 Allison
    June 10, 2016 at 10:17 am

    For those in GA, vote this punk out

    • 99 Dudette
      June 10, 2016 at 10:56 am

      He definitely needs to go. Unfortunately that sack of shit’s term doesn’t end until 2021. Never wished ebola virus on anyone but if he got it, I feel maybe a twinge of sad… no, not really.

    • 100 Dudette
      June 10, 2016 at 11:03 am

      • 101 MightyPamela
        June 10, 2016 at 12:49 pm

        But it’s the ‘trueist’ christian-posers who carelessly and loosely interpret the Bible, which they claim to live by

  39. 102 Dudette
    June 10, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Safest place to be today

  40. 103 Dudette
    June 10, 2016 at 10:20 am

  41. 105 Dudette
    June 10, 2016 at 10:21 am

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  43. 107 Dudette
    June 10, 2016 at 10:23 am

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  45. 109 Dudette
    June 10, 2016 at 10:23 am

  46. 110 Dudette
    June 10, 2016 at 10:24 am

  47. 111 Dudette
    June 10, 2016 at 10:25 am

  48. 112 Dudette
    June 10, 2016 at 10:29 am

  49. 113 Dudette
    June 10, 2016 at 10:30 am

  50. 114 Dudette
    June 10, 2016 at 10:31 am

  51. June 10, 2016 at 10:37 am

  52. 117 jacquelineoboomer
    June 10, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Elizabeth Warren has arrived at Hillary Clinton’s house in D.C., for their meeting. I’m sure the neighbors are loving all the trucks and news crews outside on t he street (NOT).

  53. 118 hopefruit2
    June 10, 2016 at 10:44 am

  54. June 10, 2016 at 10:45 am

    TEASER:

  55. 120 hopefruit2
    June 10, 2016 at 10:50 am

  56. 121 Dudette
    June 10, 2016 at 10:51 am

  57. 122 desertflower
    June 10, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Are our SoCal people ok after that earthshake??? Yikes!

  58. 124 desertflower
    June 10, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Nutcase.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-companies-idUSKCN0YW1JZ

    As the White House race took off last summer, food giant Mondelez International found itself in an unusual position: Republican candidate Donald Trump began delivering broadsides against one of its iconic products, Oreo cookies.

    “Nabisco is closing a factory in Chicago, and they’re moving to Mexico. No more Oreos. I don’t like Oreos anymore,” Trump told a crowd in New Hampshire on Aug. 14, reacting to reports that Mondelez was shutting down some production lines at its Nabisco subsidiary in Chicago while boosting output in Mexico.

    Trump’s statement that Mondelez was closing a Chicago factory was erroneous, as the company quickly pointed out, but that didn’t stop him from repeating it.

    t’s unusual for a top presidential candidate, especially a representative of the business-friendly Republican Party, to attack major U.S. corporations by name.

    But over the course of his unconventional campaign, Trump has aimed his fire at a range of companies, mostly for shifting jobs abroad (Ford Motor Co, United Technologies Corp unit Carrier Corp) but also for building products in foreign markets (Apple) and for what he said were violations of antitrust laws (Amazon).

    Trump has threatened the companies with boycotts, tariffs, taxes and other punishments. The Trump campaign declined to comment for this story.

    Some of the companies saw their share prices dip in the wake of Trump’s criticism while others experienced a small boost.

    But all of them were presented with a dilemma that’s familiar to the presumptive nominee’s many vanquished Republican rivals: Should they engage with a possible future president known for holding a grudge, possibly inviting more wrath, or should they lie low and risk allowing Trump to define them and to push policies they deem harmful?

  59. 126 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    June 10, 2016 at 11:00 am

    PRAYERS FOR THE OBAMAS TODAY…TIS’ A WONDERFUL AND BITTERSWEET DAY FOR OUR FIRST COUPLE!..<3

  60. 127 Dudette
    June 10, 2016 at 11:07 am

  61. June 10, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Happy Birthday, Sasha 🙂

  62. June 10, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Happy Graduation Day to Malia 🙂


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