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Early Bird Chat: The President’s Day One In Laos

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President Obama speaks on the US-Laos relationship at the Lao Natural Cultural Hall in Vientiane, Laos

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President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye hold a meeting

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President Barack Obama and Laos President Bounnhang Vorachith toast during an official lunch at the Presidential Palace

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129 Responses to “Early Bird Chat: The President’s Day One In Laos”


  1. 1 whenpamelawandered
    September 7, 2016 at 8:41 am

    🕉❤⭐❤🕉

    • 2 Roberta in MN
      September 7, 2016 at 8:43 am

      Congrats on 1st wpw.
      Thanks Nerdy for the round up. one of the headlines on the msn internet was the problem with bungled people in Laos supposedly disrespecting our POTUS. SO much BS. They have never had an American President visit their country.
      Good Day to everyone.

  2. 11 amk for obama
    September 7, 2016 at 8:43 am

  3. 14 amk for obama
    September 7, 2016 at 8:44 am

    missing the effing timeline.

  4. 15 Nerdy Wonka
    September 7, 2016 at 8:45 am

  5. September 7, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Good morning, TODville. Much appreciation to our Nerdy W.

    Our POTUS always dives right in:

    President Obama sips a drink from a coconut while walking through a neighborhood in Laos today.

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

    • September 7, 2016 at 8:49 am

      And he’s all about honor and respect:

      President Obama at Wat Xieng Thong Buddhist Temple in Laos today.

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

      • 20 amk for obama
        September 7, 2016 at 8:53 am

        travel cures the disease of ignorance.

        • September 7, 2016 at 8:54 am

          Perfectly said, amk.

        • 22 jackiegrumbacher
          September 7, 2016 at 9:20 am

          And arrogance, AMK. If more Americans traveled abroad, they would start to question the things they think are so ‘great’ about much in the US. Just seeing the advanced infrastructure in some parts of the world would be an eyeopener.

          • 23 carolyn
            September 7, 2016 at 12:32 pm

            You all agree with Mark Twain. His famous saying is “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” Americans even have this kind of bigotry towards other sections of our own country. People need to get out more. I was very fortunate. My parents believed in traveling, and every summer we took a road trip somewhere. I got to see our great country and meet people from all over. That was one of the most valuable things my parents did. When I got older, I started traveling outside the country. My world was enlarged much more. The world is not scary when you actually ARE in another place from home.

      • 24 jackiegrumbacher
        September 7, 2016 at 9:14 am

        What a stunning photo! I would love to see temples like this.

    • 25 amk for obama
      September 7, 2016 at 9:02 am

      This is our everyday staple food. The safest drinking water evah.

    • 28 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      September 7, 2016 at 10:02 am

      I LOVE THIS PICTURE….AM SURE THIS MADE HIM THINK OF HIS CHILDHOOD SPENT IN SO MANY AMAZING PLACES!

    • 29 vcprezofan2
      September 7, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      😀 Looking great, PBO! Meanwhile, I have to make do with the 6 litres of coconut water I bought at Costco for $18. I console myself with the fact I don’t have to contend with the coconut husk. 😉 🙂

  6. 30 desertflower
    September 7, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Morning everyone! Happy Wednesday. How many days will President Obama be in Laos?

    • 31 GGAIL
      September 7, 2016 at 9:14 am

      Morning DF, can you turn on a couple of huge fans so some rain from Hurricane Newton will come my way in California? 😘

      • 32 desertflower
        September 7, 2016 at 9:21 am

        Seriously:) It’s raining here right this moment. I did think of CA this morning…..wish it would come to you. We’ve had enough. Morning, GGail:) Are you back from GA?

        • 33 desertflower
          September 7, 2016 at 9:22 am

          Just saw your post… never mind:) Glad you had a good time!

        • 34 GGAIL
          September 7, 2016 at 9:25 am

          Yup, in fact I’m getting ready to go to work 😞
          It’s so frustrating that it’s raining all around us and we get nothing!!!

          • 35 0388jojothecat
            September 7, 2016 at 11:22 am

            Morning GGail so glad to see you back on TOD. Looking forward to hearing about your trip back home to see the relatives.

            • 36 GGail
              September 7, 2016 at 1:53 pm

              Morning jojo 🙂
              This is the first moment I’ve had since arriving to work this morning at 7:30am

              • 37 0388jojothecat
                September 7, 2016 at 4:06 pm

                Afternoon GGail. If today is your first day back, I know it must be tough but at least it’s a short week. Today is already hump-day 🙂

  7. September 7, 2016 at 8:55 am

  8. 39 desertflower
    September 7, 2016 at 8:57 am

    He deals with only the “best” people…

    • 40 jackiegrumbacher
      September 7, 2016 at 9:17 am

      And yet…people in Florida keep electing Republicans. When are they going to wake up and stop being exploited by those they elect?

    • 41 amk for obama
      September 7, 2016 at 9:17 am

      Nope, this one is all on all the mopes, racists and nutsos that elected and reelected the corruptest thugs to rule over them.

  9. 42 desertflower
    September 7, 2016 at 8:59 am

    I detest them

    • 43 jackiegrumbacher
      September 7, 2016 at 9:22 am

      Why is it, Df, that Republicans seem to take a ghoulish delight in watching people suffer and die? That’s a rhetorical question, by the way.

  10. 45 Nerdy Wonka
    September 7, 2016 at 8:59 am

    I love my POTUS.

  11. 47 GGAIL
    September 7, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Good West Coast morning TOD family. I’m back in Cali. I had a wonderful time with my family in Georgia.
    It was so good to be able to open TOD and see all that PBO is doing. NW, you rock!

    • 48 Roberta in MN
      September 7, 2016 at 9:12 am

      GAIL, glad you had a wonderful visit and made it back home safely. Now it is time to relax. 🙂

      • 49 GGAIL
        September 7, 2016 at 9:22 am

        Good morning Roberta. I’m on my way to work this morning. Can you write me an excuse so I can stay home? 😊

        • 50 cd4biden
          September 7, 2016 at 10:25 am

          Your excuse note:
          Dear Boss person,
          GGail could not come to work today because we need her smiling face and sassy humor here at TOD for a few days, to help offset the dreary doldrums created by the orange headed monster. Thanks for understanding. 🙂 🙂 🙂

          • 51 GGail
            September 7, 2016 at 1:55 pm

            Hi Cathleen! (cheerily waving at you….from my desk)
            I just loooooove this excuse! LOL

            • 52 cd4biden
              September 8, 2016 at 2:08 am

              Waving Hi back. I thought it would bring a smile to your face, which I figured you would need after seeing how many emails were in your inbox, not to mention all the other stuff that piles up. I always wonder if it is actually worth it to take a vacation, considering how hard I have to work once I get back to get caught up on everything. But I guess spending time with family makes it all worth it.

  12. 53 No Child Left Behind
    September 7, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Good Morning TODVille.

    My alarm clock failed to wake me up!

  13. September 7, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Facing the harsh truth in a respectful way.

  14. 60 desertflower
    September 7, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Crusty McFuck…time is past over. Needs to retire.

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/john-mccain-gets-lost-translation#break

    There’s no doubt that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been a longtime advocate for revamping the nation’s immigration laws and border security system. But his newly-published Spanish-language campaign website selectively highlights just part of his legislative record – while his English-language site emphasizes other parts.

    The Spanish language site, for instance, lauds him as a member of the Gang of Eight that sought comprehensive immigration reform, and a supporter of a pathway to citizenship for the children of immigrants who came to the country illegally – a group known as the “Dreamers.” The English-language site makes no mention of either and portrays the senator as a champion of tougher border security.
    I’m curious to know if McCain’s campaign aides thought no one would notice.

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  17. 71 desertflower
    September 7, 2016 at 9:42 am

  18. 73 Ladyhawke
    September 7, 2016 at 9:47 am

    TIM KAINE NATIONAL SECURITY ADDRESS IN WILMINGTON, NC (September 6, 2016)

    Vice Presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) delivered a national security address in Wilmington, North Carolina. He contrasted the foreign policy views of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump speaking on a range of issues including the Middle East, combating ISIS, Russia and immigration. In addition, Senator Kaine harshly criticized Mr. Trump saying the U.S. would be far less safe under his leadership, and that Mr. Trump’s disrespect for the military “absolutely infuriates” him as a military father.

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?414753-1/tim-kaine-delivers-remarks-national-security

    • 74 Ladyhawke
      September 7, 2016 at 10:07 am

      This is such a terrific speech. Tim does not mince words. I hope everyone gets to watch or listen. It’s a great prelude to the Commander-In-chief event tonight.

  19. September 7, 2016 at 9:48 am

  20. 76 amk for obama
    September 7, 2016 at 9:51 am

  21. 77 desertflower
    September 7, 2016 at 9:54 am

  22. September 7, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Having spent my early years in Texas, this is truly a shocker ….

    bbl ….

    #ALL50

  23. 81 Ladyhawke
    September 7, 2016 at 10:01 am

    NOT JOURNALISM …

  24. 84 JER
    September 7, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Pres. Obama, World Leaders Attend Gala Dinner Hosted During ASEAN Summit in Laos – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=6

  25. September 7, 2016 at 10:48 am

    OH, MY. President Obama is wearing another Asian shirt…..!!

  26. 89 arapaho415
    September 7, 2016 at 10:49 am

    GM TODville.

    Thanks JER for link, will watch now.

    More from Laos.

  27. 91 JER
    September 7, 2016 at 11:04 am

    LIVE NOW: President Obama At East Asia Summit Banquet, Laos – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  28. September 7, 2016 at 11:16 am

    these pics are a bit grainy but i can still enjoy the President’s smile

  29. 102 amk for obama
    September 7, 2016 at 11:16 am

  30. 103 JER
    September 7, 2016 at 11:37 am


    NOW: Bill Clinton Campaigns for Hillary in Orlando, Fla – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=5

  31. September 7, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Reid is not letting anything pass him by these last few months. He’s going after the whole crew!!

  32. 105 No Child Left Behind
    September 7, 2016 at 11:57 am

  33. 107 Obama Grandmama
    September 7, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    NPR commentator interviewed a retired Admiral, one of the 89 military leaders who signed a letter in support for Donald Trump this morning. The questions asked by the interviewer seemed legitimate and the answers said a lot. The Admiral seemed to think Clinton’s time as SOS delegitimized her for running for the Presidency based on her using the server and the so called email scandal. He felt Donald could surround himself with knowledgeable people and seemed to like Trump’s immigrant stance. He even seemed to okay water boarding, but admitted Trump would need to follow the law. After listening to the Admiral I wondered who these people were that endorsed Trump? I hope they do not give Trump gravitas in the CIC category. It seems so unlikely he could compete in that area with Hillary. I am not happy even considering any possibility of Trump getting into the WH, even for a visit!

    • 108 0388jojothecat
      September 7, 2016 at 12:15 pm

      I listened to the tail end of the ret. Admiral for Trump. He indicated that water boarding for national security reasons was fine until he was asked if our soldiers were caught and water boarded he immediately said that was against the Geneva Convention rules then said the same for the USA….he seemed to be talking out of both sides of his mouth. If these are the type of people DT will be listening to no wonder we never “win” anything.

  34. September 7, 2016 at 12:05 pm

  35. September 7, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Just finish listening to ex President Bill Clinton speak in Florida.

  36. September 7, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Happy Wednesday TODers.

    Thanks so much, Nerdy.

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

  37. September 7, 2016 at 12:27 pm

  38. September 7, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    GOP ugly lives.

  39. September 7, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Oooooopsies:

  40. September 7, 2016 at 12:35 pm

  41. 119 Nena20409
    September 7, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Hello TODable TODville Community.
    Thank you, NW for this great post.
    Congrats to WPW for her Furst Au ⭐
    {{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}

  42. 120 Nena20409
    September 7, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    President Obama’s Comments on Bombs dropped in Loas.

  43. 121 Nena20409
    September 7, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    President Obama’s Town Hall in Laos.

  44. September 7, 2016 at 12:53 pm

  45. September 7, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    LOL. I know Andy.

    Trump invests in Stocks and Blondes.

  46. September 7, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    TOD tweeters, if any of you remember Andie, she took a long break but now she’s BACK!!

  47. September 7, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    More, on the Trump/Bondi Pay for Play.

  48. September 7, 2016 at 1:27 pm

  49. 129 Nena20409
    September 7, 2016 at 1:41 pm


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