138 Responses to “ICYMI: President Obama’s Military Town Hall”


  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    October 2, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Wow! First from afar.

  2. 4 No Child Left Behind
    October 2, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Good Evening NW and TODville.

  3. 5 Judith Fardig
    October 2, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Congratulations, No Child! Just what we needed: an Obama antidote to all the Trump fraud and ugliness.

  4. 9 vcprezofan2
    October 2, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Hello NCLB & Judith – nice to see some ‘wakeful’ people in the village this Sunday afternoon 🙂 🙂

  5. 14 vcprezofan2
    October 2, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Thanks for the Town Hall, NerdyW; I hadn’t watched it yet.
    Hope *your* Sunday has been going well!

  6. 15 GGAIL
    October 2, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    MP, sending prayers that your brother is resting comfortably 💕

  7. October 2, 2016 at 6:45 pm

  8. 19 Nerdy Wonka
    October 2, 2016 at 6:47 pm

  9. 20 carolyn
    October 2, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Good afternoon. Nice to be back. I had the good fortune to take a tour to Maine, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward island for 11 days, returning this past Thursday. We traveled 2100 miles, a lot of hours in the bus, but saw outstanding scenery, ate loads of wonderful seafood, and experienced some truly neat things…..visited a fisheries museum, charming villages along the Nova Scotia coast, visited the Titanic victims’ cemetery, Anne of Green Gables house, and more a delightful time.

    Did not watch television for the entire time! Several Canadians asked if we had watched the debate…..we said no. They had, and agreed Hillary won. At one restaurant on Prince Edward Island, the waiter told us several Americans had come to the island, and bought property in case the DT won. They are very concerned, but glad it’s not their country he’s trying to win.

    We’re working hard for our local Oklahoma legislature candidates here. This is where we have to start changing things for us. We have some excellent candidates and they are working hard. If we can change the ratio of R to D by 3 or 4, the entire legislature will operate differently,and Mary Fallin will have a check on her stupidity.

    Well…..good Sunday everyone. MightyPamela, I know what congestive heart disease can do. Am remembering and praying for your brother.

    • 21 vcprezofan2
      October 2, 2016 at 7:04 pm

      Welcome ‘back’, Carolyn! Did you perchance see my virtual wave when you crossed over into *my* territory? 😉 I am so pleased that you and your fellow travelers had some neat experiences. 🙂

    • 22 GGAIL
      October 2, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      Welcome back Carolyn. So glad you enjoyed your trip!

    • 23 Betsy
      October 2, 2016 at 7:17 pm

      I used to live close to the Titanic cemetery. It is beautiful in Nova Scotia, Maine and PEI. Makes me nostalgic, sigh.

    • 24 Judith Fardig
      October 2, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      Glad you had a wonderful time in Eastern Canada. We got the same reaction in British Columbia on our trip last month.

  10. October 2, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    NW, THANK YOU for the opportunity to see this town hall. The questions were very good and PBO was magnificent in response. A lot of emotion and concern on the part of everyone there. I hope everyone has a chance to see this.

    • 26 vcprezofan2
      October 2, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      Isn’t he great at responding with empathy to all types of questions, Meta? I’m still watching and each answer informs, empathizes, etc. I ❤ ❤ ❤ PBO.

      • 27 SUE DUVALL SMITH
        October 2, 2016 at 7:12 pm

        TIS’ ON MY FB…………..<3

      • October 2, 2016 at 7:27 pm

        He is calm and measured and thoughtful and compassionate. He is such a profoundly decent man, I will NEVER grasp the wholesale smearing of our POTUS.

        • 29 vcprezofan2
          October 2, 2016 at 7:43 pm

          Yes, indeed. In my generation PBO has definitely been the template of a really good and intelligent president and leader. We don’t get it, Meta, yet I find it lovely that in spite of their major smearing campaign they have failed to tarnish him! Too many GOP politicians/smearers have managed to seriously hurt some in their jurisdictions, but they haven’t hurt POTUS. May God continue to bless and prosper him and his family for decades to come!!

    • 32 GGail
      October 2, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      Yes, thank you for posting this. You can see and hear the sincerity in PBO’s words.

    • 33 Nerdy Wonka
      October 2, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      You’re most welcome, Meta. 😀

  11. October 2, 2016 at 7:24 pm

  12. 38 GGail
    October 2, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    With a big help from my international sis, VC, here’s a picture of me and a few of my Team Hillary phonebanking members from yesterday.

  13. 47 Ladyhawke
    October 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    • 48 GGail
      October 2, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      I’m looking forward to the debate on Tuesday between Kaine and Pence. I believe Kaine is way more knowledgeable than Pence on a variety of topics

  14. October 2, 2016 at 7:37 pm

  15. 53 GGail
    October 2, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    YAY, the LA Rams are 3-1 YAY!!!

  16. October 2, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    • 62 99ts
      October 2, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      And I’m an idiot for believing my mom – who told me – the more taxes you are paying – the more money you are earning. My mom always wanted to have to pay more taxes.

  17. October 2, 2016 at 8:12 pm

  18. 65 Nerdy Wonka
    October 2, 2016 at 8:19 pm

  19. 66 GGail
    October 2, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/10/02/world/americas/ap-lt-colombia-peace-referendum.html?_r=0

    This is sad.
    BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia’s peace deal with leftist rebels seemed headed to defeat as votes against the accord held a razor-thin edge in a national referendum Sunday, less than a week after it was signed in front of an audience of heads of states.

    With more than 99 percent of polling stations reporting, 50.2 percent of ballots opposed the accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia while just 49.8 percent favored it — a difference of less than 60,000 votes out of a total of 13 million.

    A few states where the “yes” vote was winning by a wide margin were still counting ballots, but as the hours passed the chances of reversing the result were fading. Pre-election polls had pointed to the “yes” vote winning by an almost two-to-one margin.

    There was no immediate comment from President Juan Manuel Santos, who summoned advisers to an emergency meeting. His office said he would speak later Sunday evening. FARC leaders declined to make any statement until the government commented.

  20. 68 desertflower
    October 2, 2016 at 8:42 pm

  21. 69 desertflower
    October 2, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    President Carter…still going strong!

    • 70 99ts
      October 2, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      Giuliani should check out this marriage – and then dare to make stupid statements about infidelity.

      • 71 GGAIL
        October 2, 2016 at 10:03 pm

        He can look even closer at President Obama and First Lady Michelle

        • 72 99ts
          October 3, 2016 at 12:06 am

          I’m sure that marriage will be another forever one ggail. Being as the Carters married so young – it will be hard for most to pass the length of their marriage.

  22. October 2, 2016 at 8:50 pm

  23. October 2, 2016 at 8:56 pm

  24. October 2, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Well, she certainly has the upper hand on this issue.

  25. October 2, 2016 at 8:57 pm

  26. October 2, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Yup, meta!!!

    #ALL50

    good night TOD … take care everyone …. sure hope {{{{{{Chips}}}}}}} is ok ….

  27. 82 desertflower
    October 2, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    I do not condone this behavior, but the place must not be too busy if someone could walk up to the front door on a Saturday afternoon and spray paint the front of the building and no one was caught…. just an observation

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/trumps-dc-hotel-vandalized-spray-painted-graffiti-42512601

  28. 86 desertflower
    October 2, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Interesting comment on SCOTUS being down a person…and what she thinks Judge Garland SHOULD do:)

    http://blogforarizona.net/scotus-first-monday-in-october/#comments

    Frances Perkins | October 2, 2016 at 8:08 am | Reply
    It has been my suggestion from the time pea brains like McConnell, McCain and Flake (who is the worst hypocrite because he attempts to sound reasonable, but ACTS like the worst ones in the Senate) have denied their duty to “advise and consent” that they have abrogated their responsibility under the Constitution. Therefore Garland should just show up and take his seat on the court. Who could stop him? McConnell on the steps of the Court like Wallace on the steps of the University of Alabama? This would be a reasonable AND legal step by Garland. Its not like Obama is going to send US Marshalls to stop him. If the Senate refuses their duty, then it is waved, and the seat is his, by default. Their obstruction has never occurred in US history, so Garland’s action, to just take the seat would be equally unprecedented, but within his rights, when the Seanate has waved their duty. Remember McConnell’s whine about “up or down votes”. Well his has waved his bodies duty under the Constitution.

  29. 87 sherijr
    October 2, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Thank you Nerdy for everything you continue to do for us.

    Wishing your brother the very best MP, a speedy, healthy recovery. And take care of yourself too.

  30. 88 desertflower
    October 2, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    http://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/499604/

    Every year, the Social Security Administration collects billions of dollars in taxes that it doesn’t know who paid. Whenever employers send in W-2 forms that have Social Security numbers that don’t match with anyone on record, the agency routes the paperwork to what’s called the Earnings Suspense File, where it sits until people can prove the wages were theirs, allowing them to one day collect retirement benefits.

    snip/

    But there are still about 340 million unclaimed tax forms recorded in the file, compared to 270 million nearly a decade ago. A good portion of those forms were filed by employers on behalf of some of the most unlikely funders of Social Security: undocumented immigrants. In fact, illegal immigration is considered largely responsible for the mushrooming of the file, with undocumented workers paying billions in taxes for retirement benefits they will likely never receive.

    Hard workers that will never receive SS benefits that they paid into….meanwhile, “you know who” stiffed workers and the real American taxpayers. I hope that karma continues to visit him….

  31. 89 globalcitizenlinda
    October 2, 2016 at 9:39 pm

  32. October 2, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    These are the remaining days as they unfold before us………..

  33. 107 amk for obama
    October 2, 2016 at 9:52 pm

  34. 108 amk for obama
    October 2, 2016 at 9:55 pm

  35. October 2, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    BOOM

    • 110 amk for obama
      October 2, 2016 at 10:35 pm

      There you go. Destroy the blatantly false myth that he is a yuuge success.

      Tell it to his fugly face, hillz, in the next ‘debate’.

  36. October 2, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    We had a big rain today that lasted about 4 minutes, then it was gone. Then we had a great sunset.

  37. 113 amk for obama
    October 2, 2016 at 10:42 pm

  38. 114 GGAIL
    October 2, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Time to say good night 😴

  39. 116 amk for obama
    October 2, 2016 at 10:48 pm

  40. 117 amk for obama
    October 2, 2016 at 10:50 pm

  41. 118 amk for obama
    October 2, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    squandered business – lol. hit him with his own words.

  42. 119 amk for obama
    October 2, 2016 at 10:52 pm

  43. 120 globalcitizenlinda
    October 2, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    it seems that Mr David Plouffe’s tweeted wish may come to pass after all => the homegrown demagogue may end up not only losing the election but being destroyed as well so that his kind never rises again for a long time;

    it seems the sane political operatives are going to go all out on this mission which is to make sure that all ts so ools at their disposal are used before Nov/8th;

    some day multiple issues are coming out about him that are almost causing me to have mental whiplash …. and we still have more than 30 days to go….

  44. 121 amk for obama
    October 2, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    Donors skeptical of supporting Donald Trump are beginning to open their wallets at the behest of Mike Pence. But it’s still not tilting the money advantage in Trump’s direction: Tim Kaine has added far more money to Hillary Clinton’s coffers than Pence has to those of his running mate.

    Campaign officials credit Pence with helping bring in about $10 million for the Trump Victory Fund, a joint account with the RNC that allows individual donations of up to $449,400, through mid-September. That doesn’t include huge checks written by some of the Pence-courted donors to super PACs, the unquantifiable dollars that might have stayed out of the race if not for Pence’s presence on the ticket, or the $6 million that Trump and Pence raised together on Thursday night at a joint fundraising dinner in New York, aides said.

    The bad news for the GOP ticket: Kaine has brought in at least $27 million and likely much more, according to a POLITICO analysis, suggesting that while Pence is helping, he’s doing little to make up for the Democratic ticket’s overall edge.

    Whereas Kaine, a former Democratic National Committee chairman, is a force multiplier for the Clinton fundraising machine, Pence has been working to assuage major donors offended by Trump, assuring some of them that the GOP nominee is a different person in private than his bombastic stage presence might suggest.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/in-fundraising-battle-kaine-bests-pence-228991

    • 122 99ts
      October 3, 2016 at 12:13 am

      Saying that the person “is different” in private is absolute nonsense. Reminds me of men who abuse their wives – but only when they are drunk. He is “so different” when sober. You are what you are ALL the time, not part of the time.

  45. 123 amk for obama
    October 2, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Make the loser meme stick. His base hates that meme.

  46. 124 amk for obama
    October 2, 2016 at 11:39 pm

  47. 125 jacquelineoboomer
    October 3, 2016 at 12:32 am

    This is one of the darker periods for our history books, and I’m not sure that’s fully sunk in yet. And it’s “only” a campaign. Hope it stays a campaign for #LoserDonald and not an election, as we all hope.

  48. 127 jacquelineoboomer
    October 3, 2016 at 12:48 am

    And with this, I shall bid y’all a goodnight.

  49. October 3, 2016 at 1:29 am

    Sharing from my fb…

    As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize that wearing a $300 or a $30.00 watch – – they both tell the same time. Whether we carry a $300 or a $30.00 wallet/handbag – – the amount of money inside is the same. Whether we drink a bottle of $300 or $10 wine – – the hangover is the same. Whether the house we live in is 300 or 3000 sq. ft. – – loneliness is the same. You will realize, your true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world.

    Therefore, I hope you realize, when you have close friends and loved ones, who you chat with, have belly laughs with, cry with, sing songs with, talk about everything and nothing with…You’re already RICH!

    HERE’S SOME OF THE BEST ADVICE I’VE EVER HEARD:
    1. Don’t educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be Happy. So when they grow up they will know the value of things not the price.
    2: Best awarded words: “Eat your food as your medicines. Otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food.”
    3: The One who loves you will never leave you because even if there are 100 reasons to give up he or she will find one reason to hold on.
    4: There is a big difference between a human being and being human. Only a few really understand it.
    5. You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when you die. In between, You have to manage!
    6: If you just want to Walk Fast, Walk Alone! But if you want to Walk Far, Walk Together!

    SIX BEST DOCTORS IN THE WORLD:
    1. Sunlight
    2. Rest
    3. Exercise
    4. Diet
    5. Self Confidence and
    6. Friends
    Maintain them in all stages of Life and enjoy a healthy life.
    The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

    P.S. PLEASE don’t share, Just cut and paste to your own page

  50. 133 FoxfireTX
    October 3, 2016 at 1:35 am

    Good evening TOD! Thanks Nerdy for re-upping this great town hall. Interestingly, I read an article today by Brian Beutler where he used this town hall to basically say this is how a president should comport himself in office in comparison to the spectacle that is DT. Good piece.

    https://newrepublic.com/article/137333/donald-trump-useful-idiot-dangerous-people

    He concludes:
    “You may not have to be as composed and error-free as Obama to be president, but you can’t be what Trump is: a useful idiot to anyone trying to sow American instability.”

  51. 134 Ladyhawke
    October 3, 2016 at 7:53 am

  52. 135 globalcitizenlinda
    October 3, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Good Morning Everyone!

    Hope everyone has a great day and week

  53. 136 globalcitizenlinda
    October 3, 2016 at 7:56 am

  54. 137 globalcitizenlinda
    October 3, 2016 at 8:16 am


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