127 Responses to “Early Bird Chat: President Obama Speaks At 9/11 Pentagon Memorial”

  1. 1 jackiegrumbacher
    September 11, 2016 at 9:25 am

    As we mourn those who lost their lives on 9/11, I hope we can have a day without the monstrous poison that is Donald Trump. In the face of tragedy and suffering, DT is an obscenity.

    • 2 hopefruit2
      September 11, 2016 at 9:28 am

      G’morning Nerdy & TOD! Congrats Jackie and I echo your words about 9/11. My condolences to all those who suffered, lost their lives or lost loved ones on that tragic day.

      • 3 jackiegrumbacher
        September 11, 2016 at 9:32 am

        Morning, Hf. Just letting the thought of the Republican monster enter our minds is to embrace ugliness at its most extreme. He is a blight on the landscape and a chilling reminder of the potential for evil that exists in the hearts of many Americans.

  2. 4 globalcitizenlinda
    September 11, 2016 at 9:31 am

    good morning everyone.

    a day of remembrance and deep reflection for so many

  3. 5 Don
    September 11, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Good morning TOD, a day of remembrance and a day of prayer for all those that were affected by 9/11.

  4. 6 hopefruit2
    September 11, 2016 at 9:44 am

    PBO is speaking now. As he began – a few people in the crowd yelled “we love you!” 🙂

    • 7 mom2bzs
      September 11, 2016 at 1:33 pm

      Good morning to all of you. So great to come here and read your heart felt comments. Love to hear people yelling “we love you” to PBO. As do all of us!

  5. 8 amk for obama
    September 11, 2016 at 9:45 am

    • 9 pkayden
      September 11, 2016 at 10:52 am

      That’s some reassuring news right there. Also explains why the media is so intent on dragging down Sec Clinton.

  6. 10 hopefruit2
    September 11, 2016 at 9:46 am

    At this point, it’s not even surprising that CNN is carrying our President’s live remarks, while MSNBC is replaying old news footage of Sept 11 2001…

  7. 12 amk for obama
    September 11, 2016 at 9:53 am

    His last 9/11 address on AJ. Did the us msm even carry this?

  8. September 11, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Greetings everyone! On this day of remembrance we are exceedingly grateful for the many blessings of leadership of our dear President Obama and his First Lady.

  9. 18 globalcitizenlinda
    September 11, 2016 at 9:57 am

    even on this day, there is no rest for the weary from evil-to-the-core cheney;

  10. 19 amk for obama
    September 11, 2016 at 10:03 am

    • 20 pkayden
      September 11, 2016 at 10:55 am

      We have let that sink in. That’s why we’re not voting for his Bigot Dad. Let the media do its job and address how often Trump and his supporters retweet White Supremacists.

  11. 21 Nerdy Wonka
    September 11, 2016 at 10:05 am

  12. September 11, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Good morning TOD!

    Fact ….

    The way to honor all those who died on 11 Sep 2001 and have died since because of Bush & Cheney and their fellow #NEOCONSTERS is to obliterate Trump and the GOP at the Polls on 8 Nov 2016.



  13. September 11, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Good morning, TODville.

  14. September 11, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Good morning TOD folks. Truly this is a day of remembrance, a day to come together in love and memory. Truly PBO’s healing words are a much better option than reliving the horror.

  15. 29 globalcitizenlinda
    September 11, 2016 at 10:36 am

  16. 36 globalcitizenlinda
    September 11, 2016 at 10:53 am

  17. September 11, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Watch this guys. Powerful

  18. 38 vcprezofan2
    September 11, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Good Morning, TODobots, citizens, friends, everyone! Being uplifted by the President’s words and those of caring & thoughtful citizens on this day.

    Thank you, Ms NerdyW, for your contributions to this day of reflection!

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  20. 40 FoxfireTX
    September 11, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Good day TOD! Left TX to return to Northern MN for my niece’s wedding ten days ago. We were 50 miles from the CN border and it was a balmy 75 degrees and sunny the whole time we were there. She was married on the shore of Lake Superior and it was as beautiful wedding.. Amazing for September in Northern MN. It was my grandkids first visit to that part of the country and they loved it. We had bonfires on the beach, the kids waded in Lake Superior, collected rocks and got some canoeing in at in inland lake. A great break from the ugliness of this campaign. Since returning home, I have tried to preserve that peace by staying away from politics:-)

    BUT I did turn on CNN this morning. Much to my surprise, there was a great interview of Hillary conducted by Chris Cuomo on Friday night. It ran during Jake Tapper’s couple of hours, just before PBO spoke. Not sure if it will be re-aired in the coming hours but it was one of the best interviews I have seen of her..no gotcha questions, just her talking about her 911 remembrances and her assessment of the threats we face today. It is well worth watching.

    Still need to catch up on the photos from PBO’s trip, etc. Hope things are well with everyone here. It is a somber day thinking about just how much this country has changed as a result of that terrible day. But I am thrilled about PBO’s approval number. I predicted a few months back that by the time of the election he will be at 60% as the country sees more and more of DT. At this rate, it may be 65%:-)

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  25. 58 JER
    September 11, 2016 at 11:43 am

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  32. September 11, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Perspective …

  33. 68 JER
    September 11, 2016 at 11:56 am

    President Obama makes remarks at a September 11th observance at the Pentagon this morning. Pete Souza

  34. 70 desertflower
    September 11, 2016 at 11:57 am

    She spoke the understated truth. No apologies necessary. Morning everyone….sad day of remembrance.


  35. September 11, 2016 at 11:58 am

    #Erdogan’s campaign to end democracy in Turkey continues unabated ….

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  38. September 11, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    • September 11, 2016 at 12:15 pm

      Prayer Of The Children Lyrics

      “Can you hear the prayer of the children?
      On bended knee, in the shadow of an unknown room
      Empty eyes with no more tears to cry
      Turning heavenward toward the light

      Crying Jesus, help me
      To see the morning light-of one more day
      But if I should die before I wake,
      I pray my soul to take

      Can you feel the hearts of the children?
      Aching for home, for something of their very own
      Reaching hands, with nothing to hold on to,
      But hope for a better day a better day

      Crying Jesus, help me
      To feel the love again in my own land
      But if unknown roads lead away from home,
      Give me loving arms, away from harm

      Can you hear the voice of the children?
      Softly pleading for silence in a shattered world?
      Angry guns preach a gospel full of hate,
      Blood of the innocent on their hands

      Crying Jesus, help me
      To feel the sun again upon my face,
      For when darkness clears I know you’re near,
      Bringing peace again”

      Wishing a peaceful day for all of you … bbl ….

      #ALL50 … for the sake of all children, everywhere ….

  39. 82 globalcitizenlinda
    September 11, 2016 at 12:15 pm

  40. September 11, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Luvvie has commented on the First Couple’s Essence Cover:

    So FLOTUS and POTUS Are Just Gonna Steal My Heart on the Cover of ESSENCE. Ok.
    Awesomely Luvvie — September 8, 2016 9 17

    Listen here. I’m already in my feelings about a variety of things. And then ESSENCE Magazine came and dropped their latest cover, featuring President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Now I don’t know how to act because the 21st Century Love Jones couple got me all verklempt from their beauty.

    Behold. Malia and Sasha’s parents. Michelle LaVaughn and Barack Hussein. Looking like excellence and the reason for terrible artwork you see at the dollar store. Or on an “arabesque” novel.” Out here looking like the ONLY time I’d say “relationship goals.”

    I wanna write a sappy poem about them. The type of poem where I will have to wear a black turtleneck and beat on bongos. And make every single sentence rhyme and when I can’t find a word to rhyme with a previous sentence, I just repeat it slowly. And people would snap their fingers to agree. I’d sway behind a lit candle and Periscope all of it. And I’d sell kente oil afterwards to the crowd: because come up.

    LAWD this picture, yo. COME ON, BEAUTIFUL BLACK. Just… comme des fackons, FLOTUS and POTUS. Her hair is laid (by the hands of the gifted Johnny Wright) and his lining is crisp. His barber never disappoints. You ain’t gon catch Barack outchea with anything but a glorious cut.

  41. September 11, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    EXCLUSIVE: Donald Trump’s claim he got $150G in post-9/11 state funds for small businesses because he helped people in need is unfounded, docs show

    Cameron Joseph

    Updated: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 10:45 PM

    Donald Trump’s tale about why he took $150,000 in 9/11 money is as tall as the Downtown skyscraper he says he used in recovery efforts, according to government records.

    Though the billionaire presidential candidate has repeatedly suggested he got that money for helping others out after the attacks, documents obtained by the Daily News show that Trump’s account was just a huge lie.

    Records from the Empire State Development Corp., which administered the recovery program, show that Trump’s company asked for those funds for “rent loss,” “cleanup” and “repair” — not to recuperate money lost in helping people.

    That government program was designed to help local businesses get back on their feet — not reimburse people for their charitable work………………………..

  42. 86 Nena20409
    September 11, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    May the Souls of all those innocent people taken on 9/11 be forever Remembered.
    Hello TOD on a Sunday Afternoon.
    Thanks, NW for all you do. 🍸 🍸 🍸
    Congrats to JackieG for your Au ⭐
    {{{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}}

  43. 87 Nena20409
    September 11, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    So the Breaking News is HRC and Heat-Stroke? Wow, US News Media is Garbage!

    • 88 COS
      September 11, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      So, basically, she is dehydrated.

    • 89 desertflower
      September 11, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      I’m pretty sure that she didn’t have heat STROKE…she’d be in the hospital…heat exhaustion, possibly. Wrong again, MSM….and they are not the same thing!

      • 90 COS
        September 11, 2016 at 1:38 pm

        Exactly, DF. This could happen to anyone.

        • 91 desertflower
          September 11, 2016 at 1:40 pm

          Zacklee. It’s happened to me….She feels fine now. Bet they leave out that part.

          • 92 desertflower
            September 11, 2016 at 1:43 pm

            And here she is, good as new…after some air conditioning and a cool drink:)

            • 93 Don
              September 11, 2016 at 1:48 pm

              Yep, she looked spry and upbeat, probably didn’t eat breakfast. I’d take dehydration over insanity any day of the week.

              • 94 desertflower
                September 11, 2016 at 1:54 pm

                You got that right! I see that this was ***Breaking News*** all over the place….She left 15 MINUTES EARLY and was there for an hour and a half! In the heat. WTF is wrong with these morons? They sit in an air conditioned, sound proof, world insulating booth and pass judgment down from on high. Bite me. They are all useless.

          • 95 Don
            September 11, 2016 at 1:52 pm

            It happens, just last night I was sitting on the side of the bed eating some chicken wings and after the first bite I felt a little sick to my stomach. But after a couple of minutes of trying to collect my thoughts I was good as new.

  44. 97 Nena20409
    September 11, 2016 at 1:24 pm

  45. 99 Nena20409
    September 11, 2016 at 1:50 pm

  46. 100 desertflower
    September 11, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    His ego writes checks his body can’t cash….Pathological liar

  47. 101 desertflower
    September 11, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    For susanne…If you peek in…


    The Libertarian Party: Putting the CON in Conservative

    • 102 desertflower
      September 11, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      I hope that you see this:) Good examples of the selfish Libertarian in here….

      • 103 desertflower
        September 11, 2016 at 2:12 pm

        Did you know that David Koch, one half of the infamous Koch brothers spending billions on republican candidates from school board to Congress, ran for vice president on the Libertarian ticket back in 1980? A few of the platform positions he advocated were repealing all campaign finance laws, abolishing Medicare and Medicaid, abolishing the Postal Service, repealing minimum wage laws, environmental protection laws, and dissolving the Departments of Energy, Education, and Transportation. Read the entire platform and we notice there is absolutely nothing left of government. Under that system, people would be left completely on their own, with no redress of grievances or anyone to turn to should they need help. For the Koch brothers and other oligarchs bankrolling republicans all over the country, that’s exactly what they need to assert hegemony over the rest of us, Medieval serfdom to the core. This is the face of Libertarianism, and there’s no difference between it and Republicanism.

      • 105 susanne
        September 11, 2016 at 4:57 pm

        Thanks so much, desertflower! These are all great resources, which I will pass along to my friend. She, and the extended family she’s concerned about, are Mormons, so they struggle with a love for patriarchy (no Hillary!), for collective benefit (no Johnson!), and for wholesome living (no Trump!). My friend is With Her, but tells me that in a quiet aside with her hand covering her mouth.

  48. September 11, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Baby Whisperer II???

  49. 114 Nena20409
    September 11, 2016 at 2:42 pm

  50. 115 globalcitizenlinda
    September 11, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    oh, the things that dominate the media!

  51. 116 globalcitizenlinda
    September 11, 2016 at 2:46 pm

  52. 117 Nena20409
    September 11, 2016 at 2:51 pm

  53. 118 globalcitizenlinda
    September 11, 2016 at 2:55 pm

  54. September 11, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Idiot ….

    back to work …

  55. 125 desertflower
    September 11, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    You don’t say.


    The records released by Mike Pence reveal that he paid just a 7.9% income tax rate in 2015 despite having a six figure income. The average American making thirty to forty thousand dollars per year typically ends up paying an effective income tax rate of twice that much, even after deductions. In other words, Pence is using every possible loophole in order to pay a far lower rate than what would be reasonably expected.

    But this is no one-year fluke. Pence released a decade’s worth of returns, and his average income tax rate across the years is just 8.8%, even though he’s earned an average of six figures in income in each of those years. In stark contrast, Hillary Clinton paid a 34.2% income tax rate in 2015.

  56. 127 globalcitizenlinda
    September 11, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    the media is just

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