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Early Bird Chat

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All Times Eastern

12:45PM: Press Secretary Josh Earnest holds the White House Press Briefing

3:45PM: President Obama meets with Attorney General Lynch and FBI Director Comey

4:45PM: President Obama meets with Defense Secretary Carter

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132 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. 1 Allison
    July 19, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Good Morning Everyone! What a night it has been!!

  2. 2 jackiegrumbacher
    July 19, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Morning all. A huge thank you to those who endured watching the Republican convention and delivered the best comments and tweets of all time!

  3. 3 99ts
    July 19, 2016 at 8:22 am

    GM all – how quickly the time has passed with PBO in the white house. Congrats on 1st Allison

  4. 5 donna dem 4 obama
    July 19, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Good Morning Nerdy, Ms. Chips and TOD

  5. 8 Allison
    July 19, 2016 at 8:29 am

    • 9 99ts
      July 19, 2016 at 8:36 am

      MJ has shown this about 5 times so far this morning (night in my world). He is so upset for poor poor Melania. She worked so hard and overcame great odds to make this speech.

      I don’t remember any of this outpouring of love when Michelle Obama spoke in 2008. In the modern era, the partner of a politician has to decide where he/she fits – and go with that role. If she didn’t want to speak she should have stayed silent. I have no sympathy especially as she said she wrote the speech. She either stole Michelle’s words or she lied about writing the speech. Either way, caught out.

    • 10 desertflower
      July 19, 2016 at 9:46 am

      I just woke up. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW!!! Word. For. Word! I don’t know if I can handle days more of this crap. Really. Morning, Allison. Morning, TOD..

      • 11 Betsy
        July 19, 2016 at 12:04 pm

        I couldn’t believe the excuses people were making, like “it’s not such a big deal”!!! When we educators work hard at teaching about plagiarism, and this happens???

    • 12 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      July 19, 2016 at 9:58 am

      I WATCHED AS MUCH OF THIS CONVENTION AS MY STOMACH COULD STAND..IT WAS IMMATURE AND IN SEVERAL WAYS…QUITE DUSGUSTING….IF OUR NATION DOES NOT RETURN TO GOD AND STOP THE VIOLENCE..THERE WILL BE NO NATION! THIS CONVENTON SHOULDN’T HAVE EVEN BEEN WATCHED BY CHILDREN….FRANKLY..THE PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY ARE DISGUSTED WITH BOTH CANDIDATES…THIS IS A CLUSTERMUCK!

  6. 13 Nerdy Wonka
    July 19, 2016 at 8:40 am

    I heart you, Black Twitter. You don’t come for our own. The clapback comes with a quickness

  7. 18 Nerdy Wonka
    July 19, 2016 at 8:41 am

  8. July 19, 2016 at 8:44 am

    G’morning Nerdy & TOD!! 🙂 This RNC convention is turning out to be far more entertaining than I ever imagined.

    And when all else fails…play the “Obama plant” card. They said that Mitt Romney was an Obama plant too…

  9. 24 MightyPamela
    July 19, 2016 at 8:53 am

    ❤️🌹🙏🏻🌹❤️

  10. July 19, 2016 at 8:58 am

    • 26 CEB
      July 19, 2016 at 9:23 am

      The second part of this tweet sums up the 400+ years of life here in the US.

    • July 19, 2016 at 12:58 pm

      Had they not cut away to that Matt Lauer interview from the plane MINUTES before Melania’s speech where she said she had written the speech herself with as little help as possible – MAYBE they could lie their way out of it…

  11. July 19, 2016 at 9:03 am

    The arrogance of thinking that the legions of FLOTUS fans wouldn’t know that she was being plagarized.

    Uh huh.

  12. July 19, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  13. 30 GGAIL
    July 19, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Good West Coast morning TOD. That was one hell of a great steal. If you’re gonna steal, then go big and steal from the best!
    I bet FLOTUS &POTUS are still laughing 😄😄

  14. 31 Dudette
    July 19, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Good Morning! I’ll just sit this down here and be on my merry way.

  15. 36 amk for obama
    July 19, 2016 at 9:12 am

    what a mess of a joke running for the most powerful post in the world.

  16. July 19, 2016 at 9:19 am

    ‘morning y’all. Dashing out the door to witch doctor; read you later…

  17. 42 Dudette
    July 19, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Leave Melania alone you bunch of meanies! 😭

  18. July 19, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Simply ….

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

  19. July 19, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Good Tuesday, Nerdy… TOD Family!

    Continued thanks to you Nerdy, for keeping the village going. Warm thoughts go out to Chipsticks.

    Everyone, enjoy your day.

  20. July 19, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Happy Tuesday TODers.

    GM Nerdy.

    (((((((((((Chips))))))))

  21. July 19, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Ooooh Melania

  22. 48 Dudette
    July 19, 2016 at 9:35 am

  23. 50 Dudette
    July 19, 2016 at 9:35 am

  24. 52 Dudette
    July 19, 2016 at 9:37 am

    … and this right here!

  25. 53 Dudette
    July 19, 2016 at 9:38 am

  26. July 19, 2016 at 9:41 am

  27. 55 Dudette
    July 19, 2016 at 9:43 am

  28. 56 arapaho415
    July 19, 2016 at 9:47 am

    GM TODville.

    Despicable publicity stunt by unscrupulous con-artists on display last night, feeding their fascist, racist bait while MSM ignores the galloping herd of elephants in the room.

    Just saw this on @nycjim’s twitter timeline, from last night…

    DF????

    • 57 arapaho415
      July 19, 2016 at 9:53 am

      Unscrupulous Trump publicity stunt, more free publicity and more the inner-racist in susceptible/vulnerable white Americans is stirred up:

    • 58 desertflower
      July 19, 2016 at 9:57 am

      Holy Moly! I missed that at my house! Thank goodness:) Pretty impressive!!!!!! fyi…I know Bruce Haffner…kids used to go to my school:) Nice guy

  29. July 19, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Poor poor Melinda trump… She has it so bad. We are all supposed to feel bad for her?
    Lol
    The conservatives were not so forgiving when they skewered Michelle for taking out of context something she said about being proud to be an American.
    They all went off on her…
    But now we are all supposed to feel sorry for poor Melinda?
    What comes around goes around …its called karma.

    🤔👽👀

  30. 60 Don
    July 19, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Is this shit forreals, are you shitting me, please tell me Lady Trump did plagiarize MO’s speech from 2008? I just woke up; what hell is going on up in Cleveland?

  31. July 19, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Do police treat Black Lives Matter and ‘White Lives Matter’ differently?

    …‘No confrontation’ with White Lives Matter

    The night of Noble’s death, his friends gathered at the Chevron gas station where he was killed, and an impromptu vigil eventually morphed into a chaotic protest against police.

    According to officers and protesters, some started setting off fireworks and doing “doughnuts” and “burnouts” with their cars – driving in circles and spinning their wheels. Some shouted “fuck the police” and eventually a crowd took over the road, standing with their arms in the air blocking traffic. One protester allegedly threw a glass object at police.

    The event made national headlines after some protesters held up a Confederate flag and “White Lives Matter” sign – an appropriation of the Black Lives Matter movement that seeks to raise awareness about the high rates of police violence against African Americans.

    Friends of Noble said the protests were misunderstood and that they were only trying to draw attention to the unjustifiable and horrific killing by police.

    Police, meanwhile, were deliberately passive in their response to the protest.

    “We do everything we can to deescalate the situation,” police chief Jerry Dyer told the Guardian days after the rally. “There was absolutely no confrontation.”

    One officer even allowed a protester to use the police loudspeaker to address the crowd, which a local TV station caught on camera.

    “Tempers were flaring on both sides,” recalled Bryce Lindlahr, the protester who used the police PA system to encourage the crowd to be peaceful and focus on mourning their friend.

    There were no arrests or citations, according to police captain Andy Hall, and the gathering dissipated.

  32. 64 desertflower
    July 19, 2016 at 10:05 am

    THIS

  33. July 19, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Good morning, NW and TODville. All I can say is OH. MY. GAWD.

    • 66 donna dem 4 obama
      July 19, 2016 at 10:18 am

      Meta, the irony in it all is amazing. They rail against POTUS and FLOTUS morning, noon and night and then she’s allowed to use Mrs. Obama’s exact words in her moment in the spotlight. His campaign is the biggest farce of a sham ever made in politics. I have had Republican after Republican come in my office this morning here at work to tell me there is no way they will vote for this con artist.

      • 67 amk for obama
        July 19, 2016 at 10:23 am

        that’s what I want to hear.

        Republican after Republican come in my office this morning here at work to tell me there is no way they will vote for this con artist.

      • July 19, 2016 at 10:26 am

        GOOD. Anybody in their right mind should really think about this cretin and his crime family. The evidence stacks up every single day. They are FREAKS. Lazy lying freaks.

        There are so many layers to this outrage, it’s like peeling back an onion. The Trump crime family completely knicked her entire value system about integrity and hard work from Michelle Obama. I mean, REALLY?

        I didn’t watch any of that crap convention but when I saw the dumpster fire on twitter, I turned on the late local news and they were playing the plagiarized parts of Melania’s speech first, then Michelle’s speech after that, phrase by phrase. OMG, I was so infuriated I could scream. It’s unconscionable because of all the reason you cite. And today, the complete idiots who are sweeping this under the rug deserve just as much condemnation. Disgusting morons!

  34. 70 desertflower
    July 19, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Another excellent ad:)

  35. 71 hopefruit2
    July 19, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Before the plagiarism bombshell last night – LOL!:

  36. 73 JER
    July 19, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

  37. 75 Don
    July 19, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Now that I think about, they could have found any speech in the history of the world to plagiarize, but they consciously chose to plagiarize MO’s speech. Marinate on that.

  38. July 19, 2016 at 10:20 am

  39. 78 amk for obama
    July 19, 2016 at 10:28 am

    wonder what other shitshow the wignutz will provide for us today?

  40. 79 amk for obama
    July 19, 2016 at 10:32 am

  41. 80 amk for obama
    July 19, 2016 at 10:35 am

    I hope it stays at that level of stupid 35%.

  42. 81 Dudette
    July 19, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Okay, get your popcorn and sit down…

    Have you got it?

    https://media.riffsy.com/images/17f1b6175532ecba27f3fcfe8fdb5bd8/raw

    • 82 Dudette
      July 19, 2016 at 10:43 am

      Today’s Moment in the Tawdry Trump Soap Opera

      Go read this thread from Joy Ann Reid – ALL of it! Learn about Trump family drama over VP selection, why Melania was absent from VP announcement…

      Oh and how some folks noticed in her speech last night she announced to the whole world that she was Trump’s mistress while he was still married to Marla Maples. (Cue Kelly Price singing “As We Lay”)

      • 83 Dudette
        July 19, 2016 at 10:59 am

        Duh! THIS thread 🙄

        • July 19, 2016 at 11:17 am

          WHOA, such a tight knit family! LOLz. These people are ruthless. What’s funny is they’re aggrieved because they think big he-man Donald has been manipulated. Let the games begin!

  43. July 19, 2016 at 10:35 am

    El pen. @lori_pen
    White privilege is when you steal a black woman’s speech, and just get a slap on the wrist for it. #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes

  44. 86 amk for obama
    July 19, 2016 at 10:36 am

    LOL.

  45. July 19, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Oh my gawd!!! It never ends.

  46. 91 Nerdy Wonka
    July 19, 2016 at 10:39 am

  47. July 19, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Breaking-
    Leaked exerpts of Donald trump speech Thursday night…

    I have a dream… That one day…

    🤔

    That sounds familiar🤔

  48. 93 amk for obama
    July 19, 2016 at 10:43 am

    digital hate. both the christofascists and islamofascists are just the sides of the same coin.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36824514

  49. 94 desertflower
    July 19, 2016 at 10:44 am

    DT says he’s going to model his speech after Nixon’s 1968 speech. Check it now!

    http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=25968

  50. 96 amk for obama
    July 19, 2016 at 10:49 am

    erdogan now goes after teachers for the ‘coup’.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36838347

    another insecure dictator in the making.

  51. 97 Nerdy Wonka
    July 19, 2016 at 10:51 am

  52. 98 jacquelineoboomer
    July 19, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Must not be fully awake, because at first I thought this header said “Early Bird Chant.”

    Okay, I’ll start one:

    Obama! Obama! Obama! ❤

  53. 103 desertflower
    July 19, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Huh.

    • 104 desertflower
      July 19, 2016 at 10:58 am

    • 105 Don
      July 19, 2016 at 11:09 am

      Jon, you’re a great guy, but shut the fuck up man.

      • 106 jacquelineoboomer
        July 19, 2016 at 11:18 am

        He wants to insert himself into any story that says “speech” or implies how close he was to the President! (I might do the same!) Sometimes it works, and sometimes I’ve noticed it’s TMI and he should STFU.

    • 107 Don
      July 19, 2016 at 11:13 am

      These fucking guys, what the fuck does Hillary have to do with this. The natural reaction with these guys is always to somehow praise the Clintons. And then he wants to throw in at the end of course that Michelle writes a lot of her speech as an afterthought.

  54. 108 Dudette
    July 19, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Raising a glass to the best FLOTUS ever! 🍷

  55. 111 Dudette
    July 19, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Doing what a First Lady does

  56. 112 desertflower
    July 19, 2016 at 11:12 am

    There’s this. Remember?

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/19/melania-trump-plagiarized-michelle-obama-a-woman-republicans-said-hated-america.html

    An entire section of Trump’s speech—focused on the values she and her husband share—appears to be lifted directly from Obama’s comments on the same subject eight years ago. Back then, Republicans claimed Michelle Obama wasn’t “proud” of her country; now Republicans defend her words when they’re coming out of Melania’s mouth.

  57. 113 jacquelineoboomer
    July 19, 2016 at 11:13 am

    This is the gentleman who flagged the plagiarism:

  58. 114 Dudette
    July 19, 2016 at 11:14 am

    OMG! 😂

  59. 115 Dudette
    July 19, 2016 at 11:16 am

  60. 116 Dudette
    July 19, 2016 at 11:19 am

  61. 117 hopefruit2
    July 19, 2016 at 11:19 am

  62. 119 Dudette
    July 19, 2016 at 11:21 am

    … except it wasn’t “quoting”

  63. July 19, 2016 at 11:22 am

  64. 121 jacquelineoboomer
    July 19, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Let’s not just turn the tables this week, let’s up-end ’em! Yeehaw!

  65. July 19, 2016 at 11:25 am

    But THIS x1000000000000

  66. 124 jacquelineoboomer
    July 19, 2016 at 11:28 am

  67. 126 MightyPamela
    July 19, 2016 at 11:33 am

    So. IOW. A well-known CON artist holds a CONvention to sell Americans some serious bullsh*it.

  68. 127 Obama Grandmama
    July 19, 2016 at 11:33 am

    What about the Politico finding that Melania’s bio credited her with a college degree and she dropped out of college after one year? Maybe bringing that to the forefront would only bring Donald more supporters as many brag on their own stupidity.

  69. 128 yardarm756
    July 19, 2016 at 11:46 am

    GM…and then there’s Scott Biao…….POS!

  70. 129 jacquelineoboomer
    July 19, 2016 at 11:47 am

  71. 130 jacquelineoboomer
    July 19, 2016 at 11:51 am

  72. 131 jacquelineoboomer
    July 19, 2016 at 11:52 am


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