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Early Bird Chat

US President Barack Obama with first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha (R) and Malia (L) walk to board Air Force One at Roswell International Air Center on June 17, 2016 in Roswell, New Mexico. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia, walk to board Air Force One at Roswell International Air Center in Roswell, New Mexico

US President Barack Obama gets out from Marine One helicopter to board Air Force One at Roswell International Air Center June 17, 2016 in Roswell, New Mexico. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama and the first family walk to a motorcade after touring Carlsbad Caverns National Park on June 17, 2016 in Carlsbad, New Mexico. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama gets out from Marine One helicopter to board Air Force One at Roswell International Air Center June 17, 2016 in Roswell, New Mexico. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US first lady Michelle Obama with daughters Sasha and Malia and President Barack Obama walk to board Air Force One at Roswell International Air Center on June 17, 2016 in Roswell, New Mexico. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama with first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia (R) walk through Ahwahnee Meadow after arriving on Marine One June 17, 2016 in Yosemite Vally, California. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia, walk through Ahwahnee Meadow after arriving on Marine One in Yosemite Valley, California

US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive in Ahwahnee Meadow June 17, 2016 in Yosemite Vally, California. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama and the first family walk through Ahwahnee Meadow June 17, 2016 in Yosemite Vally, California. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama and the first family walk through Ahwahnee Meadow June 17, 2016 in Yosemite Vally, California. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama an dtheir daughters Sasha Obama and Malia walk through Ahwahnee Meadow after arriving on Marine One June 17, 2016 in Yosemite Vally, California. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)


96 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. 1 Ceb
    June 18, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Papa duck, Mama duck, and the ducklings all in a row; love our First Family.
    Good morning, NW. Thanks for opening the doors.
    Have a great weekend TOD ohana.

  2. 2 Dudette
    June 18, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Good Morning CEB, Nerdy and everyone! 😄

  3. 3 Dudette
    June 18, 2016 at 8:34 am

  4. 4 Dudette
    June 18, 2016 at 8:35 am

  5. 5 Dudette
    June 18, 2016 at 8:37 am

  6. June 18, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Good Morning ☺, Everyone 😃

  7. June 18, 2016 at 8:40 am

    How fabulous to land Marine One right in the park.😆

  8. 9 MightyPamela
    June 18, 2016 at 8:42 am

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  9. 10 Ladyhawke
    June 18, 2016 at 8:59 am

  10. June 18, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Good morning all. I am at a program: The Bible, the UMC and human Sexuality. Know it will be good.

    Blessed day to all.

  11. 12 JER
    June 18, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

    Marine One lands at Yosemite National Park with Half Dome in the background. @yosemitenps

    A post shared by Pete Souza (archived) (@petesouza44) on

    • 14 arapaho415
      June 18, 2016 at 9:26 am

      GM JER, all in TODville.

      Yosemite has some of the most breathtaking views in the world, and (was wondering about this) our First Family is the first to do so for more than 50 years.

      Link to article here:

      • 15 arapaho415
        June 18, 2016 at 9:36 am

        More on First Family’s (in style) arrival at Yosemite:

        And from last night’s WH pool report:
        “Marine One and the air convoy flew over a breathtaking landscape (rocky mountains, waterfalls, large forests) before landing at the Ahwahnee Meadow landing zone (an open field) in Yosemite National Park, with the Half Dome lit by the sun in the backdrop and the moon detaching itself from a pristine blue sky.

        Maybe one of the most beautiful Marine One landing ever.”

    • 16 MightyPamela
      June 18, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      Pete! Pete ALWAYS does it, doesn’t he?? I am in awe of his awesomeness!

  12. 17 Dudette
    June 18, 2016 at 9:21 am

  13. June 18, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Thanks so much for the pictures. They are so fabulous 🙂

  14. 19 Gazelle
    June 18, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Good Morning All! NW, thank you so much for all these wonderful posts. A fab Good Morning to all the wonderful TODers-in-DC group. It was wonderful meeting you all last night. I’m still smiling at my gift bag of TOD goodness! 🙂 Donna, thank you so much for organizing. Wish I could hang with you all today, I know you’ll have a fantastic time. HUGS to each and everyone!

    • 20 Dudette
      June 18, 2016 at 10:00 am

      So glad you got to join us last night! What a great evening that was!

      Huge hugs to GGail and PurpleShoes for our TOD swag bags!

      What an amazing group of people in our TOD family! It’s such a joy to be able to spend time together!

    • 21 cd4biden
      June 18, 2016 at 11:51 pm

      GE Gazelle. So lovely to meet you as well. So happy you were able to join us for dinner. Look forward to hearing from you on TOD. 🙂

  15. June 18, 2016 at 9:31 am

    As always, the real gems are the comedic gold in the comments.

    ………………………………

    THIS BOBBY BROWN BIOGRAPHY SEEMS LIKE IT WILL BE THE GREATEST BOOK OF ALL TIME
    Panama Jackson, 6/16/16

    ………………………………………………

    Bobby Brown is just one of those guys who seems to have lived life to the fullest extent available to him. I have always thought he’d have to write a book one day, just to set the record truly straight on whether or not he turned Whitney onto coke or if she turned him onto coke – the receipts, if you will.

    bbbookWell, because Jesus loves me (this I know), Bobby Browns’ memoir, Every Little Step: My Story, is now available and the excerpts from it are motherfucking insane. Which sounds right considering its Bobby Brown we’re talking about.

    There’s the time he fucked Janet Jackson, Madonna, midgets, and ghosts. There’s the fact that he cooked a motherfucking COCAINE CHICKEN at age 10.

    Look, I don’t give a shit what you say, cocaine chicken should not be a thing, but because of Bobby Brown, from here on out, henceforth and forever more, cocaine chicken is a thing. It is entirely possible that the next time I go to Popeye’s and order me a box set of chicken, I’ll make sure to ask if they can not put any cocaine on it, because Bobby Brown put cocaine on his chicken and ain’t nobody got time for that.

  16. June 18, 2016 at 9:33 am

    hmmph

  17. June 18, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Good morning, TOD Family. What a blessing and gift to come here, always, and find that people are up and making coffee and reading the paper and starting the day for all of us. Congrats on First CEB! Nerdywonka keeps upping her game. Wonderful comments already; especially JER with the Yosemite instagram, and Dudette with recognition of POTUS’s father’s birthday. Gazelle, what a lovely message, and a delight to meet you. Happy Saturday to one and all.

  18. 27 arapaho415
    June 18, 2016 at 9:50 am

    One of the reasons I loved this photo tweeted by local reporter yesterday is because it’s framed by a peek of the retaining wall at what is probably the most photographed NPS scenic outlook spot.

    All lovers and visitors to our oldest and most iconic National Parks recognize the familiar, yet remarkably crafted walls, roads and trails that make our National Parks accessible to the public (the “Going To The Sun” highway that traverses Glacier National Park comes to mind).

    But because of our short-sighted, greedy and contemptible GOP, NPS infrastructure is crumbling before our eyes — not surprisingly, since most was built 80 or so years ago.

    If anyone you know appreciates the grandeur and beauty of what Mother Nature bestowed on the USA is even *thinking* of voting for a GOP for national office, please remind them of this:

    more…

  19. 29 globalcitizenlinda
    June 18, 2016 at 9:57 am

  20. 30 globalcitizenlinda
    June 18, 2016 at 10:00 am

  21. 34 hopefruit2
    June 18, 2016 at 10:08 am

    G’morning Nerdy & TOD! Congrats CEB on #1, and Happy Saturday everyone! 🙂 Thanks Nerdy for posting these wonderful pictures, and thanks JER for the additional pics and videos!!

    Is our President supposed to give a speech at Yosemite today? 🙂

  22. 35 hopefruit2
    June 18, 2016 at 10:14 am

    // When President Barack Obama delivers his remarks at Yosemite National Park on Saturday, he’ll have no shortage of accomplishments to tout. Obama has created 21 new national monuments using his authority under the Antiquities Act, more than any other president. Overall, he’s protected more than 265 million acres of public lands and waters, including a broad swath of the Pacific Ocean — again, more than any other president, White House officials say. //

    http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/environment/2016/06/16/why-obama-visiting-yosemite-and-carlsbad-caverns/85942462/

  23. 36 JER
    June 18, 2016 at 10:16 am

    • June 18, 2016 at 10:21 am

      Good morning, JER, and thank you for the resources you post.

      Listening to JFK speak just gives me chills. He was very gracious in his remarks.

    • 39 magapie
      June 18, 2016 at 10:37 am

      Coat and tie at Yosemite. I think our current president got it right. Even the SS went casual….clothes only, that is. Sign of the times.

  24. 40 JER
    June 18, 2016 at 10:38 am

  25. June 18, 2016 at 10:43 am

    I just FaceTimed for a couple of minutes with a few of the TODers who were waiting for their shuttle in DC. SO SWEET and beautiful. Hope they have another adventurous day!

    • 46 hopefruit2
      June 18, 2016 at 10:49 am

      That’s great meta. Glad they were able to meet up and enjoy the sights and sounds of the district. It’s a phenomenal place to visit for sure!

  26. 48 desertflower
    June 18, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Such a beautiful way to begin the day…lovely photos:) Thank you!

  27. June 18, 2016 at 10:57 am

  28. 50 No Child Left Behind
    June 18, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Good Morning TODVille!

    I saw FOUR MUSKETEERS on the post. They look ready for outdoor adventures. Love them!

    • 52 Don
      June 18, 2016 at 11:40 am

      The Republican Party for years courted the loons and now they have taken over the asylum. It will be a long time before a “not totally crazy” Republican can get elected President. I miss John Boehner.

  29. 53 desertflower
    June 18, 2016 at 11:21 am

  30. 54 desertflower
    June 18, 2016 at 11:24 am

  31. 55 desertflower
    June 18, 2016 at 11:28 am

  32. June 18, 2016 at 11:29 am

  33. 58 Obama Grandmama
    June 18, 2016 at 11:38 am

    NPR had an interview with some university professor this morning concerning his new book about the failure of the Obama administration to close Guantanamo. I was screaming at my radio at every reply the author made to the questioner. He seemed like a far left lunatic that only blamed Obama not taking into account the obstruction he met from Congress especially when he talked about how it could have all turned out differently if he had brought prisoners to the US to be held and tried here. My thinking was I may have been tricked by that answer if I had not been following this administration so closely knowing PBO tried to do that and a scare tactic by the GOP even got Dems and the public siding with them not to allow that.

    • 59 hopefruit2
      June 18, 2016 at 12:03 pm

      NPR is full of it. I cut them off way back since 2012 – when they only had negative things to say about PBO and DNC Convention.

    • June 18, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      Some people actually “need” someone to blame for their own shortcomings, in addition to being guided by their own prejudices. When facts are presented and one doesn’t accept them, we see the dishonesty. So many lost souls abound !

  34. 61 MightyPamela
    June 18, 2016 at 11:48 am

    THE WHITE HOUSE

    Why the President is traveling to Yosemite today:

    National parks are an American invention. They are treasures in our national inheritance — millions of acres of public lands and waterways — that one generation passes on to the next. These beautiful spaces offer adventures for our children, essential protection for our wildlife, and support for local economies.

    Yet, we aren’t entitled to them. Our public lands need our protection — they need our dedication to their upkeep and our commitment to their expansion.

    And it falls on the shoulders of each new generation to carry on this stunning inheritance, because even though our national parks are vital to our future, the consequences of climate change are becoming more evident every day.

    That’s why the First Family is traveling to Carlsbad Caverns and Yosemite National Parks this weekend.

    Not only are they celebrating the National Parks’ 100th anniversary, they’re highlighting the critical role our parks will play in America’s next century.

    You can follow the First Family’s trip this weekend on our live blog.

    That’s also why President Obama has taken unprecedented action to invest in America’s natural resources, setting aside more public lands and water in his two terms than any president in American history. He is America’s most prolific conservationist — and he’s not done yet.

    Here’s what you need to know about President Obama’s historic conservation record:

    Protected more than 265 million acres of America’s public lands and waters — more than any other president in history.

    Dedicated unprecedented attention and resources to restoring iconic places like the Chesapeake Bay, California Bay-Delta, Great Lakes, and Everglades.

    Designated more than 2 million acres of federal wilderness and protected thousands of miles of trails and more than one thousand miles of rivers.

    Oversaw more wildlife recoveries under the Endangered Species Act than under any previous administration.

    Launched Every Kid in a Park, which gives fourth graders and their families free access to parks.

    Get the full record on how the President has protected our treasured national resources.

    You can also help celebrate and support our national park system by sharing photos of your favorite park with the hashtag #FindYourPark.

    • 62 MightyPamela
      June 18, 2016 at 11:52 am

      And I will add, PBO knows better than anyone protecting our parks and public lands from privatization and commercial development is critical to leaving some lasting, and valuable beyond money, treasure for the future of our children, their children, and whatever wildlife may manage to survive the wreckage humanity is causing to this small and brilliant planet we call home. It’s all we have. For now, at any rate.

  35. 63 JER
    June 18, 2016 at 12:10 pm

  36. 64 JER
    June 18, 2016 at 12:12 pm

  37. 65 JER
    June 18, 2016 at 12:12 pm

  38. 68 JER
    June 18, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    LIVE NOW: Senator Warren In New Hampshire – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  39. June 18, 2016 at 12:39 pm

  40. 71 desertflower
    June 18, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    The Poster Child

  41. June 18, 2016 at 12:45 pm

  42. 78 JER
    June 18, 2016 at 12:45 pm

  43. June 18, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    The White House will carry the President’s address:

  44. 80 desertflower
    June 18, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Yes. Please!

  45. 81 desertflower
    June 18, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    If this means we have to endure Mankini…I will just drink myself to death (poetic license used here)

  46. 82 desertflower
    June 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm

  47. June 18, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Looks like a super beautiful day:

  48. 87 hopefruit2
    June 18, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    LOL – when your intended “insult” backfires big time!

  49. June 18, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Juneteenth Festival happening today in the Fillmore Jazz District:

  50. June 18, 2016 at 1:28 pm

  51. June 18, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    #CheetoJesus is just enjoying the ride along the GOP’s scenic #TrailOfHate that they’ve been building since Nixon took office in 1969 ….

    Hope all of you are enjoying your Saturday as much as POTUS and FLOTUS are!!

  52. 92 JER
    June 18, 2016 at 1:36 pm

  53. 93 hopefruit2
    June 18, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    This makes me want to take an all-inclusive vacay to the parks!!! 🙂

  54. 95 globalcitizenlinda
    June 18, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Kaisch, the governor of Ohio pushed hard for the gop convention to take place in Cleveland.

    now as we hear talks of huge protests and companies pulling out of the sponsoring the convention, the city of Cleveland and the state of Ohio in general, are going to take a huge financial loss.

    local small businesses may take a financial hit if they had invested in anticipation of getting some gop cash in flow

    right wingers gerrymandered the OH districts so they dominate the state legislature.

    so there no doubt in my mind that some OH state money was put into the convention and is going to be used to pay for the heavy security.

    with little private money coming in the books are going to be red. I hope this will be used by local Dems as campaign criticism.


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