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Early Bird Chat

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All Times Eastern

3:10PM: President Obama meets with NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly

11:30AM: Press Secretary Josh Earnest holds the White House Briefing

7:35PM: President Obama delivers remarks at BET’s “Love and Happiness: A Musical Experience;” South Lawn

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129 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. October 21, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Good morning. Thank you, NW. We love you! We love (((((CHIPS))))). Sure do miss her. Good day to all.

  2. October 21, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Morning TOD. Always lurking 🙂 Good day !

  3. October 21, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Good morning, NW and TODville. Happy Friday to all.

    • 5 CEB
      October 21, 2016 at 9:16 am

      My brain starting hurting from just reading the titles of PBO’s reading list. So glad that we have a president who has such fierce intelligence and curiosity. PM Renzi was right on target when he called PBO a Renaissance man.

  4. October 21, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Good Friday, Nerdy, TOD Family!!!

    Everyone, enjoy your day. 🙂

  5. 7 desertflower
    October 21, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Morning everyone! Happy Friday:)

  6. 8 amk for obama
    October 21, 2016 at 8:59 am

    here is to hoping it really does. worthless pos.

  7. 10 amk for obama
    October 21, 2016 at 9:01 am

    LOL.

  8. 12 desertflower
    October 21, 2016 at 9:04 am

  9. 13 jackiegrumbacher
    October 21, 2016 at 9:08 am

    DT’s remarks at the Al Smith dinner must have made every member of the audience cringe at his stupidity and complete lack of appropriate behavior. I read that he wrote this atrocious material himself, which at least exonerates others in his group for the disaster. HRC knew what kind of event she was attending and handled it with good sense and humor. That there are still tens of millions of people around the country, including the majority in my county, who find this buffoon’s behavior acceptable will be forever beyond my understanding.

  10. 16 Nerdy Wonka
    October 21, 2016 at 9:08 am

    I am so glad this world has a Chance The Rapper.

    Shot on the iPhone!!!!!! If you can, watch it on your smartphone as well in portrait mode.

    Bless yourself with this genius today!

  11. 23 JER
    October 21, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

    It’s now up to GOP leaders (the ones who want a future in politics) to fully repudiate this man. These Insane Excuses From Trump’s Toadies Are Too Much.

  12. 24 amk for obama
    October 21, 2016 at 9:10 am

    A former Republican National Committee chairman said Friday he will vote for neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton.

    Michael Steele, who also served as Maryland’s lieutenant governor, told guests at a dinner hosted by Mother Jones in San Francisco he won’t be casting his ballot for either major party nominee.

    Steele said Trump has “captured the racist underbelly, that frustration, that angry underbelly of American life and gave voice to that,” according to BuzzFeed.

    “I was damn near puking during the debates,” Steele said.

    Steele, who led the RNC from 2009 to 2011, joins Marc Racicot, Mel Martinez, Bill Brock and Ken Mehlman as former RNC chiefs who won’t back Trump.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/michael-steele-no-support-trump-230138

  13. 27 FoxfireTX
    October 21, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Good morning TOD! After some sleep, I’m over my anger from last night although my disgust remains. Two nights in a row of his boorishness did me in. But even with less anger, last night is the perfect example of just what he has done to this country. Joy Ann Reid did a mini tweet storm on last night that is worth reading and begins here:

    But there is another point in this. Based on all the reviews, his “best” joke was the one on Melania’s plagiarism. Think about that. Throwing your wife under the bus in a public setting–utter humiliation–is just terribly funny. Although I cannot stand her either with her lying ways, I cringed for her. Yet no one seemed to think twice about the fact he was throwing his WIFE under the bus. Have all the lessons PBO taught this country about how you treat your wife flown out the window so quickly? Apparently so. Perhaps the biggest lesson of the last 16 months is just how quickly our social norms and mores can be destroyed when not checked.

    This will not be over on election day. Hopefully, he will be gone from public view for most of us, but we have a very tough job ahead of us in putting acceptable standards of behavior back in place.

    Finally, after that spectacle last night, anyone who thinks that he has the ability to discern the appropriate protocol of the various hats that must be worn as president is an utter idiot. He in fact has no clue what various situations demand, and obviously has no ability to learn.

    • 28 jackiegrumbacher
      October 21, 2016 at 9:39 am

      Exactly, Firefox. At this point in this endless, painful campaign, the question is no longer whether DT is qualified to be president, but whether he even qualifies as a human being. He is a walking, talking pathology who is missing some of the essential ingredients it takes to be a functioning member of society. Marla Maples was very wise to raise her daughter a continent away from this creep. Melania should consider what subjecting her young son to this man will do his future.

    • 30 desertflower
      October 21, 2016 at 9:39 am

      Agree with you, Foxfire. Which is why he asked Melania if he was ok to come home that night or was he in trouble…It’s always ALL ABOUT HIM. It was his “best” joke, so throw her under the bus and worry about the “consequences” later. Asshole needs to go. If I never hear that man’s name again, IN MY LIFE, it will be too soon.

    • October 21, 2016 at 9:41 am

      I have to say I was really incensed that Melania laughed about the plagiarism like it was all just business as usual and actually stood up to take a bow like she was some kind of heroine. These people have ZERO shame. She and DT deserve each other.

    • 32 99ts
      October 21, 2016 at 10:34 am

      He can never see himself as the joke – even in a situation that demands – this is what you do. But making a woman the centerpiece of a joke – no problem at all. If he had directed some jokes at Hillary, rather than his wife, it would have been appropriate – but Hillary is a threat to his white, male power – he cannot joke about any issue – he wants to crush her.

      This is shown in this photo – linked at BJ – you may not want to see it – absolute hatred and a desire to attack is shown. Take this to a judge and you would get an AVO for protection against this man.

      • 33 99ts
        October 21, 2016 at 10:35 am

        Ahhhhhhhhhh – I didn’t realise this would show in the thread. So sorry – Nerdy – delete this if you see it.

        • 34 desertflower
          October 21, 2016 at 10:47 am

          Glad it did. Very telling photo. Very telling, indeed.

          • 35 99ts
            October 21, 2016 at 10:50 am

            It’s horrible df – I would have preferred if you had to choose to see it – apparently there are a few similar from the debate and the dinner. Another thing he has never learned – do not put your desires into a facial expression when all is being recorded or photographers are nearby.

      • 36 FoxfireTX
        October 21, 2016 at 11:18 am

        This expresses it perfectly, 99. The thing that keeps me sane most days is knowing that not only will he lose to a woman, but it is WOMEN who will take him down. As Michelle so aptly noted, we now have the power to do it and we will. I find it so humorous when commentators note how personally she seems to be taking this election, no one expected her to campaign with the passion that she has demonstrated recently. I am not surprised in the least. They seem to forget that she too went so many places where women should “know their place”, and I suspect it is even more true that she endured incredible harassment long before she got to the WH. Anyone who thinks sexism isn’t rampant in the legal profession–particularly at the upper levels–hasn’t been there. Michelle has, and I’d bet a significant sum that she was speaking from personal experience in NH last week, not just from hearing stories from “our mothers and grandmothers”.

        AND she pulled 7000 in AZ yesterday with hundreds more turned away when they locked the doors for full capacity!!!!!

        • 37 99ts
          October 21, 2016 at 11:47 am

          I do find it infuriating that it has to be when the Obamas are leaving the whitehouse – the media discovers that people really do love, appreciate and honor them. Not sure if it is “they know not what they do” or “they know not what they have” – but the media and the GOP have spent 8 years fighting what has been the best their country has seen for a very long time.

          It seems PBO and Michelle Obama will achieve much for the American people in the next 8 years – maybe more than when they were in the white house. Pres Clinton will benefit greatly from their support.

        • 38 misspat
          October 21, 2016 at 12:44 pm

          Don’t forget that a white mother had her daughter removed from Michelle’s dorm room.

  14. October 21, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Good morning TOD!

    Liberators of #MOSUL ….

    #ALL50

  15. 44 Ladyhawke
    October 21, 2016 at 9:37 am

    JUSTICE SOUTER: AMERICANS SHOULD WORRY ABOUT “CIVIC IGNORANCE”

    Perils Of Eroded Civic Knowledge Forewarned | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

    (MUST SEE)

  16. 48 JER
    October 21, 2016 at 9:37 am


    LIVE NOW: Bill Clinton Speaks Florida Education Association Delegate Assembly in Orlando – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=6

  17. 49 desertflower
    October 21, 2016 at 9:48 am

  18. 50 JER
    October 21, 2016 at 9:57 am

  19. 51 desertflower
    October 21, 2016 at 10:29 am

    It’s who they are.

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/sometimes-lady-needs-be-told-when-shes-being-nasty#break

    At this week’s presidential debate, Trump, unprompted, interrupted Hillary Clinton to say she’s “such a nasty woman.” CNN reports that Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) appeared on Alan Colmes’ radio show yesterday and defended the remark.
    “You know what, she’s saying some nasty things,” the Texas congressman answered.

    Colmes asked again if the comment was appropriate, to which Babin responded, “Well, I’m a genteel Southerner, Alan.”

    “So that means no?” Colmes asked.

    “No, I think sometimes a lady needs to be told when she’s being nasty,” Babin replied. “I do.”
    It’s almost as if they’re trying to lose.

  20. 53 JER
    October 21, 2016 at 10:36 am


    SOON: VP Joe Biden at Cancer Moonshot Roundtable in Burlington, Vt. – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=4

    • 55 Don
      October 21, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Yes he must be crushed, crushed to such an extent that his ilk will never think that they will have a chance of being President ever again.

  21. 56 amk for obama
    October 21, 2016 at 10:57 am

  22. 58 a4alice
    October 21, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Well have a great day TOD. Thanks for all your hard work Nerdy! BBL

  23. 59 Nerdy Wonka
    October 21, 2016 at 11:12 am

  24. 61 amk for obama
    October 21, 2016 at 11:14 am

  25. 62 JER
    October 21, 2016 at 11:26 am

  26. October 21, 2016 at 11:36 am

    You know he’s doing it …….

    #ALL50

  27. 64 amk for obama
    October 21, 2016 at 11:42 am

    good. fuck the cable noise. gotv.

  28. 67 amk for obama
    October 21, 2016 at 11:43 am

  29. 68 Nena20409
    October 21, 2016 at 11:45 am

    TGIF, Finally 🙂
    Hello Gorgeous TODbots.
    Very pleasant in my neck of the woods. The Sun Is Shining 😉
    Thanks to ❤ NW ❤ ;TOD, Rocks!
    Congrats, to Tnmtngirl for your Au ⭐
    Congrats, to all the Gold ⭐ winners since last Evening.
    {{{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}} Missing You & Danny.
    WH Presser with Josh "The Voice" Earnest is presiding, shortly and LIVE.

  30. 71 Ladyhawke
    October 21, 2016 at 11:45 am

  31. 72 Ladyhawke
    October 21, 2016 at 11:51 am

  32. October 21, 2016 at 11:52 am

    MY HERO EVERY DAY. Watch her body language, listen to how the audience responds. TRUTH TELLING never looked better. What a gift she is to us.

  33. 76 Ladyhawke
    October 21, 2016 at 11:53 am

  34. 77 Allison
    October 21, 2016 at 12:07 pm

  35. 78 FoxfireTX
    October 21, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Wow. This ad brought tears.

  36. October 21, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    This will make you choke up. Please share widely.

  37. 82 Allison
    October 21, 2016 at 12:21 pm

  38. October 21, 2016 at 12:32 pm

  39. 84 99ts
    October 21, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Josh is brilliant dealing with the WHPC. The latter should be disbanded.

  40. October 21, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    ++++

  41. 87 99ts
    October 21, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    The WHPC appears to be resigned to the fact that Sec Clinton will be the next President. They will be very sad.

    • October 21, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      Lots of very dumb whiny questions today. UGH.

      • 89 99ts
        October 21, 2016 at 12:55 pm

        Way past my bedtime so I stopped watching when some idjit (I know not who) decided he could create animosity between PBO and his wife. They go so very low.

        • October 21, 2016 at 12:57 pm

          Yeah, that was really stupid! First of all, PBO not only considers himself a feminist but has repeatedly over the years held FLOTUS in the highest regard in public and considers her his better. So just angling for a silly headline, the fools.

  42. October 21, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Have you all got Twitter service? Appears to be inaccessible in the Pacific Northwest. The news I’m reading talks about the denial of service largely in the past tense and affecting primarily the Northeast.

  43. October 21, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    twitter is down again…….

  44. 102 Nena20409
    October 21, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    • 103 99ts
      October 21, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      And there is the tweet the fools of the WHPC were looking for. ANYTHING to make PBO the lesser – regardless of who is in the conversation.

  45. 104 Nena20409
    October 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm

  46. October 21, 2016 at 1:04 pm

  47. October 21, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    POTUS coming to CA to fundraise and will also be filming a segment with Jimmy Kimmel on Monday.

  48. 107 Nena20409
    October 21, 2016 at 1:09 pm


    Chelsea talking about her Mother.

  49. 108 Nena20409
    October 21, 2016 at 1:19 pm

  50. 109 Nena20409
    October 21, 2016 at 1:20 pm

  51. October 21, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    DO check this out:

  52. 111 Nena20409
    October 21, 2016 at 1:29 pm

  53. October 21, 2016 at 1:30 pm

  54. 115 arapaho415
    October 21, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    GM/GA TODville.

    Twitter was working for me this morning, but is now down (for me) in SoCal.

    Earlier today, CBS radio news said that a denial of service was affecting Twitter and other sites on the east coast… looks like problem has spread to west coast. 😦

    Those in SoCal or other west coast areas, please advise when Twitter is back up, thanks.

    Was able to watch today’s WHPB, Josh was really on his game today!

    At the end of the briefing, Josh said PBO will be in San Diego (!) on Sunday (think he means PBO will fly to west coast and then appear in San Diego on Monday, but not sure), LA on Monday and Tuesday, back to DC for Wednesday and Thursday meetings, then to Orlando FL (for more Rubio bashing no doubt, LOL) on Friday.

    Am in a state of shock that PBO will be in San Diego, one of the most fiercely conservative cities on the west coast (it’s changed since I grew up there, but its foundation was built on US Navy and Marines, plus tourism). Think @ApplegateCA49 will no doubt be at that event, and look forward to seeing Darrell Issa getting PBO’s Marco Rubio treatment 🙂 ).

    Shameless GOP have done nothing but obstruct, and haven’t taken their jobs seriously. From now until election day, it’s payback time, baby, from #TwoTermsBaby POTUS.

    P.S. MSM are so shallow, they are completely taken aback by HRC’s army of wildly POPULAR surrogates, they won’t know what hit them — will they meekly carry Trump’s water, or will they *accurately* report on what is truly happening this election season?

  55. October 21, 2016 at 1:31 pm

  56. October 21, 2016 at 1:32 pm

  57. 121 Nena20409
    October 21, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Trump is now attacking FLOTUS?
    The man is Sunk & He knows it.
    Karma has delivered Trump a great gift: Loser tattoed on his forehead.

  58. October 21, 2016 at 2:05 pm

  59. 124 Nena20409
    October 21, 2016 at 2:06 pm

  60. 125 Nena20409
    October 21, 2016 at 2:14 pm

  61. 126 Nena20409
    October 21, 2016 at 2:16 pm

  62. 127 Nena20409
    October 21, 2016 at 2:18 pm

  63. 128 Nena20409
    October 21, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    A Tad Corny, but….. 😉

  64. 129 Nena20409
    October 21, 2016 at 2:31 pm


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