133 Responses to “Chat Away”


  1. 1 GGail
    September 16, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Helloooo NW

  2. 4 GGail
    September 16, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    http://time.com/4495859/chance-the-rapper-naacp-voting/
    “Chance the Rapper wants to encourage his concertgoers to do their civic duty, so he’s partnering with the NAACP for an aptly titled campaign, #StayWokeandVote.

    The 23-year-old Chicago rapper will be offering fans the option to register to vote during his Magnificent Coloring world tour stops; NAACP Youth and College volunteers will also be on deck to help first-time voters register and prepare to vote in the November presidential election.

    NAACP president and CEO Cornell William Brooks said via a press release that the Coloring Book artist’s musical message was one that resonated with the organization.

    “Chance the Rapper is an artist whose music praises and lifts up our common humanity, and whose call for action speaks to the yearning of this moment,” Brooks said.”

  3. 11 JER
    September 16, 2016 at 2:26 pm

  4. 13 GGail
    September 16, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Okay, I tried hard not to go here, but, these pics of PBO is making me feel sooooo much better ❤

  5. 16 JER
    September 16, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    LIVE LOOK – FLOTUS Out on the Campaign Trail – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=3

  6. 23 Nerdy Wonka
    September 16, 2016 at 2:36 pm

  7. September 16, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Can we Dems offer Trump 5 million to release his tax returns?

  8. 30 FoxfireTX
    September 16, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    FLOTUS’ speech also will be aired on cspan at 3:00 edt.

  9. September 16, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    POTUS and Hillary will speak at the Black Caucus Dinner tomorrow night.

  10. 35 FoxfireTX
    September 16, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Don, I hear you and feel you. I was where you are yesterday. But then the birther thing came back up with the Costa interview and I immediately calmed down. It just makes me hate Trump more, but I hope he keeps it up. It is a huge motivator for all of those who love PBO regardless of religion, race, sex. It sends us right through the roof, and will ensure we get to the polls. Everyone other than white males know they will be next on Trump’s list of who to denigrate so it is spread far wider than the black community. I know it hurts, but in the end we will ensure it hurts Trump the most. I am determined that POTUS will NOT have to stand there watching DT being sworn in as the next president of the United State. Yes WE can!

  11. 36 FoxfireTX
    September 16, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    BTW, I also think it will help to drive PBO’s ratings even higher as folks are reminded of just how much shit he has had to tolerate.

    • 37 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      September 16, 2016 at 2:58 pm

      THIS ALLEGED COUNTRY HAS TREATED PBO LIKE TRASH…I DO BELIEVE THE BOOMERANG IS GONG TO TAKE AMERICA TO THE CHIPPER..HARD LESSONS! PEOPLE HERE STILL THINK THE PLANNTATION IS OPEN FOR THE SHACKLE BUSINESS!

    • 38 arapaho415
      September 16, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      GA Foxfire.

      Especially from the WHPC who apparently use Drudge to ask questions of @presssec during the daily press briefings and challenge this administration on things such as (which happened yesterday) — of course Josh Earnest replied as this tweet does:

      And no mention from MSM about sequestration (alternative was government shutdown), which tied PBO’s hands re: military spending as they “report” all the wonderful things that Trump would do as President.

      And from the previous thread, via Hopefruit2, from @LukeRussert (missed the news that he left NBC at the beginning of this summer):

  12. 39 JER
    September 16, 2016 at 2:56 pm


    SOON: Michelle Obama Campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Fairfax – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=3

  13. 40 CEB
    September 16, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    I have been away all day and I see there was another DT shit storm that hit his media allies in the face again. For those of us who are “woke” there is nothing that this man can say or do, even if it were ever sincere, that can make up for what he and his allies in the GOP and the msm have done to the country as a whole and people of color in particular. Hatred, fear, greed, ignorance, and old-fashioned racism has brought us to this sorry point in American life. Those who built it need to own it and get out of the way because we are not turning back. We will go over, around, under and through them to drag this country up into one that truly begins to live up to its ideals; these ideals that have not been realized from the time that they were uttered.
    On a more pleasant note, that top picture is now my most favorite of all of those taken recently of PBO. It shows charm, sophistication, an ease of manner, and a man who knows exactly who he is and where he is going. He invites us in to share the gentle humor and to warm ourselves in his smile and his quiet joy.

  14. 43 GGail
    September 16, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Here she comes!

  15. 44 CEB
    September 16, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Watching MO on C-span; thanks JER for the heads up.

  16. 45 CEB
    September 16, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    She went right there about this birther shit! Go Michelle!

  17. 46 GGAIL
    September 16, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    FLOTUS is telling it like it is!

  18. 47 0388jojothecat
    September 16, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Looking forward to seeing right here on TOD-TeeVee 🙂 🙂 🙂

  19. 50 GGAIL
    September 16, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Ignore the chatter & noise. ~FLOTUS

  20. September 16, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Sick day today; been in bed catnapping all day. Woke up to the trump s-storm. Love the media acting butt hurt because they were played once again…

  21. September 16, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    First – that top photo. Michelle is a lucky girl.

    And….

  22. 57 GGail
    September 16, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    POTUS has got to be smiling and beaming with pride at the speech just given by FLOTUS, I know I am! ❤

  23. 60 CEB
    September 16, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    It is amazing how she is able to smile and sparkle and be so present as she works this long rope line. You have to really love people to be able to do this.

  24. 62 MadameSoph
    September 16, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Just caught the last half of FLOTUS. LOVED how she emphasized how just a few votes per district made the difference in Ohio and other states. Most people don’t stop to think of that. That needs to be repeated over and over.

    Nerdy, love that you put those two pics of PBO up today, after all of that DT obscenity.

    The first pic is such a gorgeous example of his suave, cool elegance. The coolest, most elegant POTUS we have ever had (and yes, boomers, even more than RFK, in my opinion 🙂 ) What a contrast to the gross, tacky, ugliness, evil hatefulness and idiot buffoonery of the man who questioned his legitimacy.

    The second pic is one of my all-time favorites because PBO looks so carefree and happy. I hope he has many, many well-deserved moments like that after he leaves office.

    It is up to us to make sure he can relax and enjoy his time post-presidency by doing everything we can to elect the woman he has asked us to help make sure follows him.

    • 63 MadameSoph
      September 16, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      Oops, I meant JFK, not RFK. 🙂 PBO is cooler and suaver than any of them though 🙂

    • 64 susanne
      September 16, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      amen to all of this! ❤

      • 65 carolyn
        September 16, 2016 at 5:12 pm

        Totally agree that PBO Is the suavest, most elegant president, Madame Soph, and I was part of the JFK generation. PBO’s elegance comes from inside…..it’s just there. So thankful we’ve had him these eight years!

    • September 16, 2016 at 4:01 pm

      MadameSoph, I listen to the call in POTUS made to Miami radio station early this week. The guy ask POTUS what is he going to do after leaving the White House? POTUS said he is going to sleep, eat, and take Michelle somewhere nice. Just think about it, they going somewhere nice where they could just chill and be Barack and Michelle. He also said he might play alittle golf. 🙂

  25. 72 JER
    September 16, 2016 at 3:41 pm

  26. September 16, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Wasn’t she wonderful? The people in that crowd think so too. It would be GREAT to see POTUS and FLOTUS making a campaign stop together. All I could say is WOW !!!!!!!!!!!! That would be great.

  27. 78 FoxfireTX
    September 16, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Surprise, surprise, she knocked it out of the ball park! Hillary will be clamoring to have both of them out as much as possible. Love listening to her.

  28. September 16, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    OK, people are not having this BS anymore

  29. September 16, 2016 at 3:59 pm

  30. 81 Linda
    September 16, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    The FOP just endorsed Trump.

    So much for community policing outreach. It is now DOA.

    A-holes are united for Trump.

  31. September 16, 2016 at 4:19 pm

  32. 91 arapaho415
    September 16, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    GA TODville.

    Lynn has always seemed to me to be highly critical of President Obama, a thorn in his side from early on, but:

  33. 92 No Child Left Behind
    September 16, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    I am glad that these spoilers will not be on stage. We need just one person to crush the jerk that is D. Jackass T.

    Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein have failed to qualify for the first presidential debate, and their running mates will not be in the vice presidential debate, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Friday.
    The decision means Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will be the only two candidates on the stage, and Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, their running mates, will be the only participants on October 4.
    Johnson has publicly said that being excluded from the debates would doom his campaign.The commission said it will review the criteria for the second and third debates in the future.

    • 93 GGAIL
      September 16, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      Good news! Trump will have no one to hide behind when Hillary spanks that azz!
      Thanks NCLB

    • 94 COS
      September 16, 2016 at 5:08 pm

      Good news Glad that these Naders won’t be on the debate stage.

    • September 16, 2016 at 6:27 pm

      He’s already started the whining about Anderson Cooper. I’m waiting for him to come up with a reason why Lester Holt is not acceptable or some set up so he can say that the debate was rigged. At any rate, he should not be judged on a curve. Just showing up and getting through the night dodging questions and giving no real answers, or constantly pivoting and attacking HRC, or just spouting lies without being checked should not be a win for him.

      • 96 COS
        September 16, 2016 at 6:31 pm

        I agree swbluega. I don’t want this to be a repeat of that first debate with Mitt in 2012 with Romney, where he spouted all lies and screamed a little louder, and the media declared him the winner.

  34. September 16, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    • 98 GGAIL
      September 16, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      Too little, too late for both Trump & media

      • 99 0388jojothecat
        September 16, 2016 at 4:51 pm

        I hope the First Presidential Debate HRC comes out swinging the Birther-Rope and hang it around DT’s neck. She needs to make an opening speech on how DT has built his presidency on birtherism, disrespect of PBO whom he owes a public apology, hatred, racism, etc.

    • 101 Anna Luc
      September 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      We must also remember that there were reasons that PBO’s long form birth certificate was not released until 2011. 1) Only the State’s Governor could authorize release of a long form certificate; 2) From 12/02/2002 to 12/06/2010 Hawaii’s governor was Linda Lingle, a Republican, who did/would not authorize the release; 3) On 12/06/2010 Gov. David Abercrombie, a democrat and college friend of the President’s parents, was sworn in. He authorized the release of PBO’s long form birth certificate in 2011.

      Always remember that without the collusion of the Republican Party birtherism could not have continued for years.

  35. 103 jacquelineoboomer
    September 16, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Pretty much succeeded in avoiding CNN and MSNBC today … but just turned on FOX for a couple of minutes. Ha. Neil Cavuto and some dude who never had a date are moaning that Harry Reid called Trump a human leech. They’re quite unhappy about it. They say there’s some rule that you can’t be sued for defamation for what you say in the well of the Senate, “but if Reid walked across the street and said that … ” and then their voices trailed off, in misery.

    No mention of how Neil and the dude who never had a date feel about all the things President Obama has been called for the last eight years, by them and others, on FOX and off, across the street or not.

    Just a couple more deplorable RWNJs. Hope it ruined their weekends! Go, Harry!

  36. September 16, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    This guy

    • 108 hopefruit2
      September 16, 2016 at 5:27 pm

      I see that he’s trying hard to make everyone just sick of him…

      • September 16, 2016 at 6:14 pm

        Wondering if he’s getting a cut of that movie or just wants to be famous some more. Either way, NOPE.

        • 110 hopefruit2
          September 16, 2016 at 6:32 pm

          I think all of that PLUS it’s a ploy to generate more public (and private) sympathy to pressure the Obama administration into letting him back in the US scot-free. But just yesterday, the House congressional committee released a scathing report about his misdeeds…no mincing of words. He’s a felon.

    • 112 MadameSoph
      September 16, 2016 at 5:44 pm

      God bless you Meta; that was epic 🙂

      I try not to talk politics with clients, unless they bring it up. Two clients of mine (a married couple) yesterday told me that they went to a Q&A premiere of that Snowden movie with Oliver Stone, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Snowflake via pre-taped film from Russia. They were both all serious and raving about the film. They were going on about him being a whistle blower and patriot and how “the government” make him go to Russia. From some vague comments they’ve made, I think the wife is a Berner and the husband is a Repub (he lamented once how DT “keeps messing up” – as if that were a bad thing).

      The thing is, they are very rich and spend their free time traveling the world and throwing lavish parties. So, yesterday when they told me that they spent their evening at that Snowden event, all serious and “concerned” about the “government” I just wanted to scream. I made a couple of comments about what a strange place Russia was to go for someone supposedly concerned about civil liberties. I told them I had heard the movie wasn’t that good but that I had seen a wonderful movie recently: Southside with You. They looked at me with blank faces and said they’d never heard of it. That told me all I needed to know about their politics.

      I left they’re with my thought bubble screaming, “A fascist, demagogue and wannabe dictator is running for President and THIS is how you choose to spend your evening and focus your energy and concern?!!!?” The privilege dripping out of that was just nauseating. I mean, so many on the so-called “left” who are white and financially secure have shown themselves to be such utter fakes during the last 8 years. Until Barack Obama and now that the HRC and Obama coalitions have joined, these people could clink their martini and champagne glasses together and talk about bullshit like the Snowden movie and pretend that they are “revolutionaries”. But they are just play-acting at giving a shit about anything other than themselves.

      Whew! I’ve needed to rant that out since yesterday morning. Thanks, TOD, for indulging me.

      • 113 MadameSoph
        September 16, 2016 at 5:46 pm

        P.S. I decided that I will donate 10% of every check they give me to my local Dem Headquarters 🙂 Unfortunately, I need the rest of their money to eat and pay rent 🙂

      • September 16, 2016 at 6:17 pm

        The moment Snowden passed VERY sensitive national security information without authorization to foreign governments, the ENTIRE whistleblower argument completely falls apart. He jeopardized people and undermined this country. He’s a TRAITOR. End of story.

        • 115 MadameSoph
          September 16, 2016 at 6:25 pm

          Inorite? Why did he leave the country? Why didn’t he give the story to a newspaper, then get a lawyer and stay and face the music if his reasons were so pure?! He left like a coward because his actual objection was to PBO. He, GiGi and the Bond villain conned the libertarian left into believing he was some Millennial leftist hero. Talk about a Snowjob!

  37. 117 Nena20409
    September 16, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Josh Earnest at WH Presser today.
    Atlanta Mayor & OH Gov in attendance.

  38. 118 Nena20409
    September 16, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    In VA, Mrs Michelle Obama

  39. 121 MadameSoph
    September 16, 2016 at 5:51 pm

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  42. 127 JER
    September 16, 2016 at 6:27 pm

  43. 129 Ladyhawke
    September 16, 2016 at 6:43 pm

  44. 131 jacquelineoboomer
    September 16, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    The new catchword on both CNN and MSNBC today about Trump’s birtherism is “LIE.” All these many years later, they are brave enough to call a lie a lie. Not buying it. The media is as guilty as Trump is.

    However, when they go low, we go high, to borrow from our wonderful First Lady!


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