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Early Bird Chat

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President Barack Obama hugs Malia after her graduation


115 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. 5 jackiegrumbacher
    June 11, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Morning all and thank you, Nerdy, for that glorious photo–there’s so much love in PBO’s hug. He and Michelle must be so proud of Malia. I am off for a weekend of babysitting our granddaughter so will see you all later. Have a glorious weekend!

  2. 7 amk for obama
    June 11, 2016 at 8:18 am

    No Sasha at her sis’s graduation?

  3. 8 amk for obama
    June 11, 2016 at 8:22 am

  4. June 11, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Happy Saturday TODers

    Thank you Nerdy for sharing the precious embrace of PBO and Malia.

    Congrats on first, Don!

  5. June 11, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Good morning TOD folks. What a beautiful pic. Couldn’t be a happier day for a parent except the next one.

  6. 18 Ladyhawke
    June 11, 2016 at 8:39 am

  7. 19 Ladyhawke
    June 11, 2016 at 8:44 am

  8. 20 Ladyhawke
    June 11, 2016 at 8:47 am

    • 21 Ladyhawke
      June 11, 2016 at 8:48 am

      • 22 99ts
        June 11, 2016 at 9:17 am

        Has to be insanity or dementia – nothing else explains such comments from a wannabe President

        • 23 amk for obama
          June 11, 2016 at 9:24 am

          They built this and continue building this. In a cynical way, I am enjoying this completely fraudulent and principle-less party meltdown.

          • 24 99ts
            June 11, 2016 at 9:26 am

            I worried incessantly in 2008 that PBO might not win – Hillary will walk this in – even if they get rid of Trump – which seems somewhat impossible.

          • 25 99ts
            June 11, 2016 at 9:28 am

            And unless a GOP miracle occurs she will take the senate and probably the house with her.

            Now – if only things were so obvious in Australia. Think we are well into a no majority senate

      • June 11, 2016 at 9:38 am

        Remember what Jeb Bush said, Donald J. Trump need therapy.

  9. 27 MightyPamela
    June 11, 2016 at 8:52 am

    ❤️🌹🙏🏻🌹🌹. Good morning, NW, thank you so much for your dedication to TOD. Is there any word on Chipsticks and her Mum? Our loving thoughts are all around them both.

  10. June 11, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Good Saturday, Nerdy…TOD Family!

    Nerdy, you have been awesome in holding down the fort! Though I have been mostly lurking in recent weeks, I see you!!!! 🙂 Thank you so much for what you do.

    And thanks also to the TOD regulars who are helping to keep us informed and countering the GOP/MSM tactics of “distract and discourage” with facts and posts that keep us upbeat and lift our spirits.

    I hope that things are going well with Chipsticks and her mother.

    Everyone, have a great weekend! 😀

  11. 30 Ladyhawke
    June 11, 2016 at 9:27 am

    One of the toughest questions for Ryan came from Meg Whitman, the chief executive of Hewlett-Packard and a longtime friend of Romney’s who helped bankroll a Republican anti-Trump super PAC this spring. Whitman asked Ryan how he could endorse someone with, in her judgment, such poor character and whose campaign has been based on personal attacks and division. According to two people present, Whitman said Trump is the latest in a long line of historic demagogues, explicitly comparing him to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.

  12. 31 arapaho415
    June 11, 2016 at 9:32 am

    GM TODville.

    Happy weekend — know there’s a lot going on with everyone, especially those getting ready for this month’s meetup in DC!

    HF2 posted this article on yesterday’s overnight thread, which includes @metaquest tweet and a bonus video of FLOTUS discussing the final #EasterEggRoll and why Malia and Sasha attended March’s state dinner for Canada. Bonus: video ends with an #ObamaAndKids moment.

    And to answer Mr. Grumpy’s (aka amk) question upthread…
    “Malia’s sister, Sasha — who rang in her 15th birthday on the same day — was also in attendance, along with their mother, First Lady Michelle Obama.”

    The WH probably requested that photogs layoff hounding Sasha on her birthday and her big sis’ graduation.

  13. 36 amk for obama
    June 11, 2016 at 9:33 am

    while in the real world

  14. 45 amk for obama
    June 11, 2016 at 9:51 am

    finally, emmessem seems to be getting it.

  15. 48 amk for obama
    June 11, 2016 at 9:52 am

  16. 49 Dudette
    June 11, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Ha!

  17. 51 arapaho415
    June 11, 2016 at 10:00 am

    It’ll take awhile (and there’s nearly 5 months to go until the election), but if MSM continues to remind voters of the consequences of the appalling possibility of a Trump presidency, HRC will sail into January with House and Senate majorities:

    more…

  18. 54 Dudette
    June 11, 2016 at 10:07 am

  19. 57 Dudette
    June 11, 2016 at 10:15 am

  20. 58 Dudette
    June 11, 2016 at 10:18 am

  21. 59 Dudette
    June 11, 2016 at 10:20 am

  22. 60 Dudette
    June 11, 2016 at 10:21 am

    • 61 GGail
      June 11, 2016 at 11:51 am

      So very very true. I have learned this in my walk in life among some truly troubled people and came to realize – they have the problem

  23. 62 Dudette
    June 11, 2016 at 10:26 am

  24. June 11, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Good morning, TOD! Nerdy, just want to add to the chorus of thanks for the outstanding labor of <3!

  25. 67 arapaho415
    June 11, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Cool photo, from an international site, of course (US MSM too wrapped in Frankenstein’s monster GOP has created):

  26. 68 Dudette
    June 11, 2016 at 10:43 am

    😄

  27. 69 Dudette
    June 11, 2016 at 10:52 am

    • 71 jacquelineoboomer
      June 11, 2016 at 12:05 pm

      One day a couple of summers ago, my little great grandson had closed his eyes and put his face up to the sun like that, while sprawled out on the lawn, and he said to me, “I’m thinking words.”

      So with his eyes still closed, I said, “Say ‘Life is good'” and he said “Life is good.” Got him to repeat that a few times that summer. Such a special memory of childhood innocence.

      Say “Life is good,” Mr. President!

      • 72 Dudette
        June 11, 2016 at 12:35 pm

        That is beautiful! I had a similar moment with my nephew recently.

        I watched the Jet Li movie “Fearless” with him and my sister a while back. There’s this sublime scene where he and some others are planting a rice field and whenever a strong wind blew by everyone would stop, close their eyes and soak up the wind. I noticed him doing that the other day when we were at the park. I didn’t say anything, but I smiled from way deep inside. 🙂

        • 73 jacquelineoboomer
          June 11, 2016 at 3:35 pm

          Gotta admit I just got a little chill and teared up a bit. These are the moments in life worth remembering! I’ve been reminding my granddaughter in a casual way, that it’s not the “things,” it’s the memories. Mostly because her little son’s a bit older now and she keeps mentioning that every time she brings home a toy for him, it gets broken, and she wonders why he’s not more careful. I’ll remind her again to skip the toy and go soak up a strong wind or a warm sun. Lovely. 🙂

  28. 75 JER
    June 11, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Good Morning NW and TOD.

    • 76 desertflower
      June 11, 2016 at 11:15 am

      SInce Kansas is getting fucked every which way by Republicans, it SHOULD figure this out! Now…if only AZ could follow suit….we’re getting the same mess here:)

      Morning everyone! I can’t tell you how sad the senseless death of another makes my heart heavy…..AGAIN. Has America had enough yet?

  29. 77 Dudette
    June 11, 2016 at 11:06 am

  30. June 11, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Pastor’s Viral Response to Brock Turner’s Dad
    “A steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action”

    • 79 vcprezofan2
      June 11, 2016 at 11:37 am

      Morning Alycee – sending you warm wishes for a good Saturday! 🙂

      Another pastor’s (blog) response:

      // …………………………………….

      “Whatever you believe will dictate how you behave.” So when it comes to understanding how and why something so heinous and so despicable as a 20 year old Stanford student named Brock Turner getting just six months for raping a woman behind a dumpster we have to take an honest look at our beliefs and not just his behavior.
      …………………………………

      Before we point fingers, let’s consider the implications of what we believe about our daughters and why travesties like the Brock Turner case take place in this country and all over the world on a daily basis. The truth is that our belief about the value of our daughters hasn’t changed much.

      Here are a few examples:

      We pay women less because we believe our daughters are worth less than our sons.
      We enforce unfair double standards as it relates to sexuality because we believe our daughters are worth less than our sons.

      We make it difficult for women to serve in positions of leadership because we believe our daughters are worth less than our sons.

      We use femininity as something that is synonymous with weakness or inferiority when we use statements that end with “like a girl”, because we believe our daughters are worth less than our sons.

      When we ask ourselves the question, “How can a 20 year old male get caught raping a young woman behind a dumpster and only get 6 months of jail time?” The answer is found in what we believe about our daughters.

      We still believe they are worth less than our sons.

      We still believe that the sins of our sons are worth protecting even at the risk of damaging the souls of our daughters.

      We still believe that our daughters are commodities to be sold, mortgaged, and bartered for our own freedom and pleasure.
      ……………………………………

      Our daughters deserve our protection but more importantly they deserve our respect.

      #respectourdaughters

      http://autismpastor.com/?p=1324

    • 80 desertflower
      June 11, 2016 at 11:44 am

      Excellent

      • 81 carolyn
        June 11, 2016 at 12:02 pm

        Thank you vc for posting this letter. It is so true…..we behave from what we believe. He hits the nail on the head about beliefs about women…….even in our so-called modern world.

        • 82 vcprezofan2
          June 11, 2016 at 4:41 pm

          Hi Carolyn. So sad we’ve almost all been brought up with these centuries (?) old negative beliefs about women!

  31. June 11, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  32. June 11, 2016 at 11:28 am

    This is a great ad that exposes Trump as complete filth.

  33. June 11, 2016 at 11:31 am

  34. 90 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    June 11, 2016 at 11:33 am

    I HOPE OUR FIRST COUPLE HAS SURVIVED THE STEPS TOWARD EMPTY NESTING WHICH ARE DIFFICULT FOR ALL PARENTS!..GOING LATER TO A PASTOR’S PARTY…IT IS INDEED HOT AND HUMID….HOPEFULLY THIS IS INDOORS..BUT IF NOT..WILL HAVE LOADS OF FUN ANYWAY!…NOONE SHOULD FORGET THEIR DEODORANT 2DAY!..LOL……..<3

  35. 91 Dudette
    June 11, 2016 at 11:58 am

  36. 93 Dudette
    June 11, 2016 at 11:59 am

  37. 94 Dudette
    June 11, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Something to do if you happen to be in Washington DC next Friday or Saturday night. 😉

  38. 102 Ladyhawke
    June 11, 2016 at 12:05 pm

  39. 104 Dudette
    June 11, 2016 at 12:08 pm

  40. 106 Dudette
    June 11, 2016 at 12:10 pm

  41. 107 Dudette
    June 11, 2016 at 12:19 pm

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  43. 111 JER
    June 11, 2016 at 12:40 pm


    President Obama is golfing at Andrews.

  44. 112 Dudette
    June 11, 2016 at 12:41 pm

  45. 113 Dudette
    June 11, 2016 at 12:42 pm

  46. 115 Dudette
    June 11, 2016 at 1:03 pm


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