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Early Bird Chat

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 05: U.S. President Barack Obama returns to the White House July 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. Obama traveled in North Carolina to attend a campaign event with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (Photo by Olivier Douliery - Pool/Getty Images)

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All Times Eastern

10AM: President Obama departs the White House for the NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland

4PM: President Obama arrives in Warsaw, Poland

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104 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. 1 99ts
    July 7, 2016 at 8:16 am

    gm TOD much sadness on the last thread. I hope today brings some happiness

    Thankyou NW for opening the day

  2. July 7, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Good morning TOD … Thank you NW!

    I’m just going to post this and be done for the day ….

    …. because the simple reality is that the only thing different about today and 1850 is that we have cellphone cameras and twitter to document the execution of people of color by any white dude who has a need to kill someone …..

  3. 9 Grab a Mop Grace
    July 7, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Good Morning TOD. Our President looks very tired to me. These next four months, leading up to the election, are going to be very taxing for him. Not to mention the emotion of your baby turning 18 and graduating onto the next stage of her life. I do worry about him. On the bright side however, that suit that he’s wearing this morning is beautiful. And he wears it very well:)

    • 10 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      July 7, 2016 at 11:17 am

      PBO IS VERY TIRED…HE SEES WHAT IS HAPPENING ALL AROUND HIM AND HE WANTS HIS DAUGHTERS TO INHERIT A COUNTRY THAT MAINTAINS ITS MORAL VALUES…NOT SOME DARK HOLE FILLED WITH HATRED FOR ONE ANOTHER. I WORRY ABOUT HIM ALL THE TIME AND PRAY FOR HIS STRENGTH IN THESE VERY DARK TIMES!

    • 11 cd4biden
      July 7, 2016 at 11:37 am

      I’m sure he has also been informed of the two deaths yesterday, and that is probably weighing heavily on him. I wish more people in government would take these deaths as seriously as he does, and do something to stop them. Sigh.

    • 12 Obama Grandmama
      July 7, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      Maybe when he gets out of office and Hillary takes on the Presidency those furrowed brows will smooth out and his smile will widen. I do not want to even consider what he or any of us will feel if DT wins.

  4. 13 jackiegrumbacher
    July 7, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Morning. I’m off so spend the day with my sister who is experiencing early dementia and the resulting depression. See you all tomorrow. Have a great day!

  5. July 7, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  6. July 7, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Say his name.
    His name is Philando Castile.
    And, he was murdered by the Falcon Heights, Minnesota police during a ‘routine’ traffic stop.

  7. 24 MightyPamela
    July 7, 2016 at 8:50 am

    ❤️

  8. 25 JER
    July 7, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

    Scenes from Warsaw ahead of the NATO Summit, 8-9 July 2016

  9. 32 JER
    July 7, 2016 at 9:02 am

  10. July 7, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Asked for his information, Philando Castile volunteered to his murderer that he had a weapon, because he had a permit.

    And yet, somehow, even after offering that piece of information.

    Mr. Castile is Dead.

    Dead.

    Dead.

    Funny how all these conceal /carry laws don’t seem to apply to Black people.

  11. July 7, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Mr. Castile was killed in front of his child.

  12. July 7, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Since Mr. Castile had no criminal record, there is no mug shot to plaster over the airwaves. What will they use to make him seem menacing?

  13. July 7, 2016 at 9:19 am

    I honestly don’t know what to say. Another black person murder by the people who suppose to protect and serve. A broken tail light and you are dead. The officer ask for your license, you reach for it and you are shot four times. What can I say, except I am dam tired of it.

  14. July 7, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Question: why on earth did this president nominate a far right republican as FBI director?
    I don’t like this guy he’s subjective and undermined Lynch by going on tv and excoriating Clinton.

    My concern is- knowing the republicans… They’ll bring her b4 congress hearing and probably this president…

    This guy comey should be canned!!

    • 42 amk for obama
      July 7, 2016 at 9:32 am

      This president? Really, jovie?

      • July 7, 2016 at 9:39 am

        Of course! You haven’t been following the republicans last 8 years? Guilt by association is the thing they live by.
        It’s how they roll.👎👎

        You still didn’t answer my question?
        Why did the president nominate this biased clown as FBI director?
        Wasn’t anybody else just as capable and moderate available?

        • 44 amk for obama
          July 7, 2016 at 9:43 am

          Well, they have been “threatening to impeach him since 2009”, so what happened?

          Why didn’t he appoint some one else to our liking? Because, the fucking dems didn’t turn up in 2010, 12 & 14 and handed over the keys back to the rethugs despite his warnings?

          Also. Too. Hillz did fuck up.

  15. 49 GGAIL
    July 7, 2016 at 9:21 am

    I’m reeling from the way Mr Castle lost his life while a cop did nothing after shooting him. I pray for his child who was in the car while all this transpired.

  16. 50 amk for obama
    July 7, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Smile, murkan ‘law enforcement’. You are on world camera.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36732908

  17. 51 Nerdy Wonka
    July 7, 2016 at 9:31 am

    You can follow the rules to the letter of the law and still get murdered. The horror that is continuously visited upon black people is a heavy burden to carry.

  18. July 7, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Is she right??

  19. 54 Nerdy Wonka
    July 7, 2016 at 9:44 am

  20. 55 amk for obama
    July 7, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Moving onto brighter and better things.

    Go Serena. 9th W final. 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎

    And come on, Venus. We need a sister/sister act XXXXXX.

    • 56 amk for obama
      July 7, 2016 at 9:56 am

      that was one X too many.

      • 57 hopefruit2
        July 7, 2016 at 10:36 am

        I wanted an all Williams final, but it doesn’t seem like it. 😦 But the level of play Serena demonstrated this game – no one can beat her. I hope they make it to the semis in the doubles, or even the finals. That would be great for Venus. 🙂

        • 58 amk for obama
          July 7, 2016 at 10:39 am

          It’s not ovah yet. V is fighting back.

          • 59 hopefruit2
            July 7, 2016 at 10:42 am

            Yes, I’m optimistic, if Venus can break back, hold serve, and then break for a third set. But that’s a big ask… I would be THRILLED to be wrong.

          • 60 hopefruit2
            July 7, 2016 at 10:44 am

            Well…V is out of the singles. But she had a good run…reaching the semis at her age is no small feat.

            • 61 amk for obama
              July 7, 2016 at 11:00 am

              Yup, though a bummer, to come to back to this level after a few health issues, is a bfd.

  21. 62 desertflower
    July 7, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Morning everyone. I woke to another murder. My heart hurts.

  22. 64 Judith Fardig
    July 7, 2016 at 10:03 am

    All open carry and stand your ground laws should be eliminated since they are just a license to kill people of color and do nothing to save lives in a mass murder situation. That is an NRA fantasy. The pendulum is swinging. Give your member of Congress and Senators some courage on voting for universal background checks, strict limits on magazine size, mandates for licenses and registration and LIABILITY INSURANCE for every firearm owned, assault weapons ban, and smart trigger technology or similar owner recognition. Enough is enough. @DisarmHate

  23. 66 Linda
    July 7, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Isn’t it ironic that Chairman Chavetz is ” worried about state secrets ” when HE IS THE PERSON that revealed that the secret CIA annex was in Benghazi during an open hearing ?

    Do these people think we are stupid ?

  24. July 7, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Thank you NW for your tweets.

  25. 71 jacquelineoboomer
    July 7, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Elijah Cummings for President!

    • 72 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      July 7, 2016 at 10:52 am

      GOD’S JUSTICE IS GOING TO PREVAIL AGAINST EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THOSE WHO THRIVE ON THEIR RACIST HATRED!…BOOMERANG!

  26. 73 JER
    July 7, 2016 at 10:20 am

  27. July 7, 2016 at 10:22 am

    On a serious tip..

    The reason why all you DRONES DRONES DRONES…

    NSA SPYING ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE….

    CIVIL LIBERTIES….BLAH BLAH BLAH….

    Can miss me is because, in terms of my life as a Black person…

    I told you before… I don’t give two shyts about drones or NSA Spying..

    the biggest threat to my PERSONAL security is an encounter with law enforcement..

    RIGHT HERE EVERYDAY IN AMERICA.

  28. 81 vcprezofan2
    July 7, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Another day, another……. :/

    Thursday greetings, TODobots!

  29. July 7, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Mother of Philando Castile:

    I did everything right. He was law abiding. He worked an honest job, 5 days a week.

    And yet…

    HE’S STILL DEAD

  30. July 7, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Mr. Castile’s child, who saw her father murdered before her eyes…was FOUR YEARS OLD.

    • 86 jacquelineoboomer
      July 7, 2016 at 11:17 am

      Who among us wouldn’t internalize that. I know I did. That’s perhaps the most tragic part of the scenario, to me, as the family tries to move forward.

  31. 87 desertflower
    July 7, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Register to vote and CHECK TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU’RE REGISTERED TO VOTE!

    • 88 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      July 7, 2016 at 10:55 am

      I’M REGISTERING AT THE BMV..I WILL BE VOTING TO KEEP BARACK’S LEGACY!..HOWEVER…WHEN HE IS GOE I WILL BE QUITE BROKEN!

  32. July 7, 2016 at 10:52 am

    #PhilandoCastile’s girlfriend: Police lied about which hospital he’d been taken to.

    — The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) July 7, 2016

  33. 91 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    July 7, 2016 at 11:03 am

    XRAYS 2MORROW AND MY 17 YEAR OLD AWESOME VEHICLE IS GETTING HER NAILS DONE AND A TUNE-UP TODAY…SHE HAS TO BE HAPPY..ONLY 197,000 MILES ON HER AND SHE’S STILL MIGHTY POWERFUL…………………

  34. 92 mtmarilyn
    July 7, 2016 at 11:10 am

    I am so heart sick today. When is this going to stop. I am so heart sick of our young black men dying.

    • 93 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      July 7, 2016 at 11:20 am

      I KNOW ‘TWO WORDS’ ARE COMING AND HE DOES NOT LIE……………..GOD’S WRATH!

    • 94 jacquelineoboomer
      July 7, 2016 at 11:22 am

      And their grandparents, mothers, fathers, wives, girlfriends, sisters, brothers, and children sobbing before the nation’s eyes, knowing their world is changed forever by the tragic loss of their loved one. Our nation has been putting up with this trail of tears for too long.

  35. 95 JER
    July 7, 2016 at 11:12 am

  36. 96 JER
    July 7, 2016 at 11:16 am

    LIVE NOW: Police Shooting In Minneapolis – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

    ALSO: Wesley United Methodist Church and Commmnity Address the Alton Stirling Shooting in Baton Rouge, LA – http://abcnews.go.com/Live?stream=3

  37. 97 Linda
    July 7, 2016 at 11:16 am

    ” She should have known better ” sounds like something one would say to a teenager…….

    What is the crime ? Shoulda ?

  38. 98 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    July 7, 2016 at 11:21 am

    BBL…TO CHECK ON MY PRESIDENT..GET YOUR OWN..<3

  39. July 7, 2016 at 11:24 am

    And about Alton Sterling..

    As the New York Daily News pointed out on their front page…

    HE.DID.NOT.HAVE.A.GUN.IN.HIS.HANDS.

    So, where’s the threat from Mr. Sterling?

    The threat that warranted his execution.

  40. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    July 7, 2016 at 11:24 am

    I’m not sure I’m going to be able to follow the rest of this hearing … have to mute all the RWNJs, so it’s less than satisfactory since I’m only grasping what the Democrats and Comey are saying.

    I am very pleased so far with Comey. There was something about him that I’ve always felt was “standoffish” – but today he became lots more human to me. (Like he needs my endorsement – Ha!)

  41. July 7, 2016 at 11:28 am

    @Ella in New Mexico:

    She says as Castile was reaching for his wallet, he informed officers that he had a firearm in his possession, and a conceal-and-carry permit. Reynolds says in the video that an officer then shot her boyfriend four times.

    The officer in the video at one point screams, “Fuck! I told him not to reach for it! I told him to get his hand out …”

    Reynolds tells the officer, “You told him to get his I.D., sir, his driver’s license.”

    I’ve been Black in America longer than 3 days.

    I don’t believe the officer – AT ALL.

    I believe the girlfriend.

    Philando did exactly as the officer told him to do – BECAUSE HE WANTED TO GO HOME ALIVE.

    You all can believe that bullshyt if you want to that he’d disobey what the police officer said and went for a GUN.

    PHUCK.OUTTA.HERE.

  42. 102 amk for obama
    July 7, 2016 at 11:48 am

    The brexit racist gove is gone. Now it’s down to two ladies, one remain and the other go, for the cons.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-36737426

  43. July 7, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Beauty Break:


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