117 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. 1 MightyPamela
    July 9, 2016 at 9:14 am

    ❀NW ❀

  2. 2 idon
    July 9, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Good Morn TOD family. It’s been a very tough week.

  3. 3 No Child Left Behind
    July 9, 2016 at 9:32 am

    Good Morning TODVille.

    Thank you Nerdy!

    Leaving this tweet here for it is so true…

  4. July 9, 2016 at 9:36 am

    POTUS will be going to Dallas Thursday.

  5. 5 PrayerWarriorforObama
    July 9, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Have a super wonderful Saturday TOD family! And special thanks to NW for the extraordinary work she has been expending to guide the TOD Galaxy.
    Also want Chips to know she’s in my prayers for the comfort and strength she needs at this time.

  6. 6 MightyPamela
    July 9, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Moments in time. Moments for eternity.

  7. July 9, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Thank you NW. Good morning MP, idon, NCLB, bella …. πŸ™‚

  8. July 9, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Good morning, dear TODville. High praise to NW. Love to Chips and family, always.

  9. July 9, 2016 at 9:46 am

  10. 14 PrayerWarriorforObama
    July 9, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Have a great Saturday everyone! Special thanks to NW for keeping the TOD Galaxy airborne. And to Chips, know that you are in my prayers for comfort and strength.

  11. July 9, 2016 at 9:54 am


    • July 9, 2016 at 10:00 am


      Thank you meta and good morning!

    • 18 CEB
      July 9, 2016 at 10:12 am

      All of this. A-A’s are not going to do to white Americans what they have done to them. They just want to be treated equally and to get on with their lives working to reach the American Dream unfettered by all of the obstacles that have been put in their way. Those who have mistreated A-A’s are guilty and afraid that what has been meted out to Black people will be visited upon them. This is what all of the hatred is about.

  12. July 9, 2016 at 9:55 am

    • 21 CEB
      July 9, 2016 at 10:16 am

      Love this. The world is diverse and inter-connected; the colonial powers have fallen and the days of the remaining tyrants in other parts of the world are waning.

  13. July 9, 2016 at 9:58 am

    No disease has ever been or will ever be cured without focusing on cause & mode(s) of transmission.

    America’s #DeathByGun EPIDEMIC has readily identifiable primary cause and transmission vector(s).

    What remains is for those who want to cure it to focus on the primary cause and transmission vectors – ironically & tragically, they are HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT …

    By the way, a multi-component treatment plan is readily available if folk have the capacity to just VOTE for those who elucidate it, in simple language, and then implement it legislatively and judicially.

    Take care everyone …

  14. July 9, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Good Morning, Everyone πŸ™‚

  15. July 9, 2016 at 10:00 am

    β€˜I would have done 5’: Nashville cop busted for callous post about Philando Castile
    08 JUL 2016 AT 20:04 ET

    Police officers in two Tennessee cities were swiftly disciplined for social media activity following the fatal shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling this week.

    In Nashville, Officer Anthony Venable, an eight-year veteran of the force, was β€œdecommissioned” after posting, β€œYeah. I would have done 5,” in a Facebook conversation regarding the shooting death of Castile, who was shot four times during a traffic stop. Venable said the comment was meant to be sarcastic.

    β€œThe police department is treating this matter very seriously and took immediate action, regardless of what he claims the context to have been,” Police Chief Steve Anderson told The Tennessean. Anderson had previously told The Tennessean that he was concerned that people were judging all police by the actions of the police officers involved in the shootings of Sterling and Castile.

    β€œI am extremely concerned and disturbed by the videos and the accounts we have heard thus far coming from Baton Rouge and Falcon Heights,” Anderson said.

    A vigil and protest is planned for Friday night in Nashville, and Anderson said that the vigil should go on as scheduled, despite the massacre of police in Dallas Thursday night. Anderson indicated his support for people to express their concerns. He insisted that Venable was not representative of the Nashville force.

  16. July 9, 2016 at 10:00 am

  17. 31 amk for obama
    July 9, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Serena wins first set 7-5. Kerber is good.

  18. July 9, 2016 at 10:04 am

  19. July 9, 2016 at 10:06 am

    YUP …

    Take care everyone … {{{{{Chips}}}}} …..

  20. July 9, 2016 at 10:08 am

    HOW is this anything BUT….



    “he looks like one of our suspects just cause of his wide-set nose” – police audio of Philando Castile’s traffic stop

    ST PAUL – The uncle of Philando Castile said the police scanner audio we obtained is an example of racial profiling.

    KARE 11 has attempted to confirm the authenticity of the recording with police officials, but so far they have not responded.

    We have verified that the license plate mentioned by police in the recording matches the plate of the car Castile was driving. The location the officer gives also corresponds to the locations of the traffic stop.

    β€œI’m going to stop a car,” the officer says on the recording. β€œI’m going to check IDs. I have reason to pull it over.”

    β€œThe two occupants just look like people that were involved in a robbery,” the officer says. β€œThe driver looks more like one of our suspects, just β€˜cause of the wide set nose,” the officer continues.

  21. July 9, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Happy Saturday TODers.

    Many, many thanks to Nerdy for keeping us informed here on all manner of news events. Much, much grateful to her.

    Thinking about Chjps and keeping her in my prayers.

  22. July 9, 2016 at 10:15 am

    It’s Saturday Morning:
    1. Where is the Official Dallas Police report about what happened to those other ‘suspects’ that were detained?

    Where is there anything about them being released?

    2. They’ve admitted that Dallas officers discharged their weapons.

    So, how many of the officers killed, were killed by ‘ friendly fire’?

    3. Where is the ‘ DRONES DRONES DRONES DRONES’ crowd that’s been screeching the entire time of the Obama Presidency about this man being BLOWN UP by a DRONE?
    ( Yeah, I won’t waste my breath waiting for you…you are EXACTLY who I thought you were.)

  23. 46 Dudette
    July 9, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Good Morning Everyone! 😘

  24. 47 Dudette
    July 9, 2016 at 10:24 am

    • July 9, 2016 at 10:40 am

      Morning Dudette

      And most noteworthy, is that GOP not only did not contribute in any way, shape or form, they worked tirelessly to stop President Obama’s efforts to get us here today. It is amazing what PBO has done in the face of massive obstruction, and a press that has held the GOP’s hands throughout his seven years in office.


    • July 9, 2016 at 11:06 am

  25. 51 Dudette
    July 9, 2016 at 10:28 am

  26. July 9, 2016 at 10:34 am

  27. 53 Dudette
    July 9, 2016 at 10:36 am

  28. 61 arapaho415
    July 9, 2016 at 10:36 am

    GM TODville.

    After the stunning events this week, seems relatively peaceful this morning, even on Twitter.

    Ukraine is now being discussed at the NATO Summit now, but my guess is that aside from Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes and those focused on foreign policy, WH staff accompanying PBO on this trip are distracted by #Dallas.

    From this pool report:
    “But one notable absence: President Obama.


    WH says the president was in a pull-aside, which ended just after the pool left the room, and he has now retaken his seat.”

    Here’s where the NATO summit is being held:

    And this made me chuckle:

  29. 63 arapaho415
    July 9, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Here’s a photo from #Dallas this morning:

  30. 64 Dudette
    July 9, 2016 at 10:39 am


  31. 65 Dudette
    July 9, 2016 at 10:39 am

  32. 69 amk for obama
    July 9, 2016 at 10:39 am

    And she wins in double quick time.

    22nd. Go Serena.

    Now to make it a double. Go sisters.

  33. July 9, 2016 at 10:40 am

    The gun used in the Dallas shooting was a 70 year old relic… Not sure how in the hell we ban this thing…

    The SKS is a Soviet semi-automatic carbine chambered for the 7.62Γ—39mm round, designed in 1943 by Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov. Its complete designation, SKS-45, is an initialism for Samozaryadnyj Karabin sistemy Simonova, 1945 (Russian: Бамозарядный ΠΊΠ°Ρ€Π°Π±ΠΈΠ½ систСмы Π‘ΠΈΠΌΠΎΠ½ΠΎΠ²Π°, 1945; Self-loading Carbine of (the) Simonov system, 1945). In the early 1950s, the Soviets took the SKS carbine out of front-line service and replaced it with the AK-47; however, the SKS remained in second-line service for decades. It is still used as a ceremonial firearm today.

    Read more: http://controversialtimes.com/news/the-gun-used-by-the-dallas-police-murderer-is-revealed-its-not-what-most-people-thought/#ixzz4DvFlk9aE


  34. 72 Nerdy Wonka
    July 9, 2016 at 10:40 am

    • 73 purpleshoesla
      July 9, 2016 at 1:33 pm

      #BlackGirlMagic in full force. Thanks Nerdy for all that you are doing here at TOD. You are FIERCE TOO! πŸ™‚ ❀ ❀

  35. 74 Dudette
    July 9, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Then she’s gotta come back in 2 hrs to play for the Doubles championship with Venus! Amazing!

  36. 75 Dudette
    July 9, 2016 at 10:41 am

  37. 76 Dudette
    July 9, 2016 at 10:45 am

  38. 77 Dudette
    July 9, 2016 at 10:45 am

  39. 78 FoxfireTX
    July 9, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Good morning TOD! Nerdy, thank you for the beautiful photos yesterday and for keeping everyone going during this horrendous week. Any American whose soul doesn’t ache from this senseless loss of life may not have one.

    Does anyone know the timing for PBO’s press conference today? I’ve looked around but haven’t found anything.

  40. 82 Dudette
    July 9, 2016 at 10:47 am

  41. 83 Dudette
    July 9, 2016 at 10:47 am

  42. 84 Dudette
    July 9, 2016 at 10:50 am

    This is pretty cool! πŸ˜„

  43. July 9, 2016 at 10:51 am


  44. 86 Dudette
    July 9, 2016 at 10:54 am

  45. 90 Dudette
    July 9, 2016 at 10:59 am

  46. 91 FoxfireTX
    July 9, 2016 at 11:13 am

    So thrilled for Serena! We all needed some great news today!

  47. 92 arapaho415
    July 9, 2016 at 11:16 am


    #NotoriousRBG is on the same page as PBO and @VP.

    (The ad on the right is paid for by HRC, but included it because it pretty much nailed what RBG said.)

    Link to article:

  48. 93 Dudette
    July 9, 2016 at 11:19 am

  49. 97 Dudette
    July 9, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Earlier this morning… πŸš€πŸ›°

  50. 100 Dudette
    July 9, 2016 at 11:30 am


  51. 101 Dudette
    July 9, 2016 at 11:31 am

  52. 102 GGail
    July 9, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Morning TOD family. It’s a beautiful Saturday morning here in my part of SoCal (70 degrees F), yet my heart is so heavy with anguish at the recent loss of life of three black men, who did not deserve to die the way they did. This statement is my own personal opinion.

    • 103 mtmarilyn
      July 9, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      Good morning GGail and TODders. My heart is so heavy. It’s hard for me to put it all in words. I got into an intense conversation with a friend whose son is a cop. She was going on how all wasn’t know yet about the two deaths in LA and MN. I said that may be true but there is still no excuse to execute them. It got quite intense until I said my nephew is a cop and I am not saying all cops are bad, she is just not looking at it from the black male perspective. There are way to many whites who do not understand what white privilege is. I am glad to hear they have said Philando is homicide. So thankful for this community. I love all of you and send ((((hugs)))) to everyone. Especially our Ms Chips.

  53. July 9, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Good Morning TOD Family.

    Co-signing: Congratulations Serena and Thank You for the moment of joy during an unfortunately dismal time. Now you and Venus go get that doubles title. Go Williams!

  54. 106 vcprezofan2
    July 9, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    GM, it’s only me.

  55. 107 vcprezofan2
    July 9, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Yea, I made it at the stroke of noon! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Given all that’s happened this past week, I hope everyone is having a good Saturday today.

  56. July 9, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Ryan is a total failure in all ways.

    • 109 hopefruit2
      July 9, 2016 at 12:16 pm

      This man has the creepiest pair of eyes I’ve ever seen in a human being….He could easily have played “Damien” in one of those 666 movies…

  57. July 9, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Hello Nerdy & TOD! I forgot my manners earlier this morning – I was so engrossed in the Serena game. πŸ™‚ Anyway, congrats Mighty P on #1, and Happy Saturday, everyone!

    Now off to have some lunch before the Wimbledon doubles final featuring none other than the GOAT herself, with big Sis Venus. πŸ™‚

  58. 112 Dudette
    July 9, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    This is from 6 days ago…

    Yesterday CNN gave Joe Walsh’s filth a platform.

  59. 113 mtmarilyn
    July 9, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Good Saturday VC. Would you give your son an extra hug for me today. I am very teary today and want to send much love and hugs to all.

    • 114 vcprezofan2
      July 9, 2016 at 9:38 pm

      {{{MtM}}} Hi Marilyn, I’m only now seeing this so I called offspring upstairs (which is where I am), showed him your message and gave him your hug. He said to tell you he sends hugs in return.

      Yes, these incidents are gut wrenching and they seem to sap our resilience, particularly because you know not much is being done (by Repub Congress) to truly address the situation. My own helplessness in the face of all this vicious inhumanity, and insanity, makes me want to withdraw. I mean, what do I say when there’s nothing meaningful I can say?

      • 115 mtmarilyn
        July 10, 2016 at 10:38 am

        These times do make us feel helpless. I always feel I can never find the right words when words are just words. But I do believe we do look to our President. Also I haven’t listen to her speech but others are saying Hillary speech yesterday at the AME Church was inspiring. I pray we will find our way thru this and God shows us the way. I will not give up hope.

        • 116 vcprezofan2
          July 10, 2016 at 10:51 am

          Morning, MtM! We (who believe with PBO) will certainly not give up hope!

          May your Sunday be blessed with calm and reason….. and love!

  60. 117 JER
    July 9, 2016 at 12:27 pm

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