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Early Bird Chat

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All Times Eastern

2:20PM: President Obama holds a fundraiser for Senate Democrats; private residence, Los Angeles

3:50PM: President Obama departs Los Angeles

8;25PM: President Obama arrives at the White House

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132 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. October 25, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Tuesday morning.

    Nerdy, thanks so much for helping Ms. Chips and the sacrifices you are making for us TOD’ers. 💫🙏👌👊❤

    To all, I hope you give your very best, at whatever you’re doing, at the very moment you’re doing it, today. ❤ ❤ ❤

    Thank God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America. ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

    • 2 0388jojothecat
      October 25, 2016 at 11:05 am

      Congrats on first RanMan have a wonderful day and yes I am thankful for every moment PBO is President of United States of America.

      P.S. Happy Birthday desertflower! Have a glorious wonderful day!

    • 3 Judith Fardig
      October 25, 2016 at 12:58 pm

      Congratulations, RanMan! Really appreciate your positive messages.

  2. October 25, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Keepin’ the Faith everyone. Good polling news this morning. ABC tracking poll still has Clinton at +12, +7 in NC, NV. And this:

  3. 5 amk for obama
    October 25, 2016 at 10:42 am

  4. 7 amk for obama
    October 25, 2016 at 10:43 am

  5. October 25, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Good morning TOD!

  6. 16 vcprezofan2
    October 25, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Good morning and thanks, NerdyW. Hope your day is a positive one.

    Tuesday greetings to all TODobots! Somebody didn’t get called to work today and that’s not a bad thing given her frame of mind from yesterday’s news. Wishing everyone an uplifting day today!

    • 17 GGail
      October 25, 2016 at 10:58 am

      GM VC. Rest and reflect today. {{{hugs}}}

    • 19 0388jojothecat
      October 25, 2016 at 11:03 am

      Morning vc and ggail……hope you both have an uplifting positive day. {{{vc & gg}}}

    • October 25, 2016 at 11:39 am

      Morning (barely) {{{{vc}}}}, enjoy this blessed bonus day! Take all the comfort you can, and say hi to DS for me.

    • October 25, 2016 at 11:39 am

      Morning (barely) {{{{vc}}}}, enjoy this blessed bonus day! Take all the comfort you can, and say hi to DS for me.

      • 28 vcprezofan2
        October 25, 2016 at 11:43 am

        Maryl, you made me smile – my mind is so foggy I really do need to have messages repeated today. 😀 GM, Ml.

        • October 25, 2016 at 12:49 pm

          I do not know how that happened, but glad it worked for you 😉 Thank you for the link – I’ve read a few posts and will be back for more, Awesome! Now I have to go and try to peel carpet off the dining room floor. Perhaps it will encourage meditation. 😛

          • 30 vcprezofan2
            October 25, 2016 at 12:55 pm

            😀 Good luck with the carpet removal. I remember when I did that a few years back, and then had to create small bundles so that garbage pickup would remove it for me. O, those days!

            • October 25, 2016 at 1:06 pm

              This is the padding and it has bonded itself to the floor. I can’t scrape or chip it off. I’m trying a heat gun. I hope I don’t burn the house down! On the other hand, that would alleviate the carpet problem. And the furnace problem. And the out-of-control-stuff and many-years-backlog-of-housekeeping problem. Hmmm…

              • 32 vcprezofan2
                October 25, 2016 at 1:16 pm

                Forget that ‘hmmm’! 😀 That heat gun idea is scary. Have you tried a scraper or spatula type instrument? If I remember correctly once you un-stick the edges the middle portion of the carpet is usually easier to lift.
                Also, I hear you about the house maintenance problems. I stick with it primarily because I think of it as the only way *I* can save/invest.

                • October 25, 2016 at 2:02 pm

                  I’ve got all the actual carpet up, it’s the rubber padding that is causing the problem. It has bonded to the floor. I tried chipping with a special tool from the hardware store and after about two hour I had sort of cleared about 2 square feet. After a google search, I tried hot water, which produced a sort of slurry which was still hard to chip up and I was worried about damage to the subflooring. The most popular idea was the heat gun. Wish me luck!

              • 35 vcprezofan2
                October 25, 2016 at 1:23 pm

                I am referring to the padding (not the carpet). That’s what was underneath mine too – a black rubbery substance. 😦 Yes there were portions that I had to struggle with the scraper to free, but most of it lifted up freely once I’d scraped up the ‘sticky’ portions. Paint scrapers come in different sizes; I used both a big/broad one and a small one.

                • October 25, 2016 at 2:05 pm

                  Sorry I didn’t see this. I thought I would find the ‘free space’ too. The blogs I read said that it’s usually only glued at the edges. However, I think this is not the blue, but the actual rubber which has bonded owing to moisture, heat, and pressure. I need to get it all up because the reason for the carpet replacement was an incontinent (but very much loved dog) and I’m sure the padding was affected too.

    • October 25, 2016 at 11:41 am

      Good morning, vc. Hope you have a restful and peaceful day.

      • 39 vcprezofan2
        October 25, 2016 at 11:45 am

        Hello, Meta, and a good (and rainy) Tuesday to you! [I believe I saw somewhere in a post yesterday that you were hoping for some real rain.]

  7. 41 JER
    October 25, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Mean tweets from last night. Check it out on Jimmy Kimmel. It's pretty funny.

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

  8. 42 GGail
    October 25, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Good West Coast morning TOD family. Thanks NW ❤

    I must tell my TOD family, lurkers included, how proud I am when I read your comments on GoBrooklyn's GoFundMe page. And her sister Brenda is extremely grateful.

    You lovely wonderful, caring people {{{HUGS}}}

  9. 55 JER
    October 25, 2016 at 10:58 am

    This Election is Too Important Not to Vote for Hillary. Don’t like Hillary Clinton? Desperate to change the system? That’s fine. But those impulses must wait. | The Closer with Keith Olbermann | GQ

  10. October 25, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Good morning, NW and TODville. I hope everyone is having a good day. So amazing to see that CK dropped in last night!

    Another powerful surrogate for HRC hits the campaign trail:

    • 57 globalcitizenlinda
      October 25, 2016 at 2:54 pm

      Wow! this family has already given too much for us all …. but of course there are some who benefited greatly but will be ready to attack Mr. Khan

  11. 58 Allison
    October 25, 2016 at 11:14 am

  12. 59 globalcitizenlinda
    October 25, 2016 at 11:16 am

    amazing to see that the media, that has not said a single word about ObamaCare during most of this year, is in now going into full-throttle hysteria about the premiums.

    I think this is an area where we need to push back hard against them;

    otherwise we may end up a situation in which they went into mass-hysteria about Ebola, just before the mid-term elections;

    afterwards the media promptly moved away from the same Ebola topic once they had succeeded in helping the gop win multiple races.

    up to now, the media have never apologized for that childish frenzy;

    even after PBO’s skit at the WHCD reminded them that they treated Ebola like the US was an episode of the Walking Dead, they just picked up another topic to create fear among the voting population.

    besides, we all know that after the threats and criticism from the homegrown demagogue, most media are looking for a new story to use to attack SoS during the final days of this campaign.

    I hope I am wrong about all this.

    • 60 jacquelineoboomer
      October 25, 2016 at 11:47 am

      Because I’m a federal retiree, I’m in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program. Our cost of medical insurance goes up every year. The fools in the media should blame the greedy insurance providers – not President Obama!

    • 61 eyecandi
      October 25, 2016 at 4:43 pm

      I agree! I posted about this earlier today. Micheal Moore and Chris Hayes was going on about it last night. Micheal Moore was very negative

      about POTUS settling for bronze. He said that Social Security did not start like this. Someone need to correct Hayes and Moore. I don’t

      tweet. Please someone.

  13. 62 amk for obama
    October 25, 2016 at 11:20 am

    2 – no. of toddy b’days

    0 – no. of toddy for amk

    😦 😦

  14. 88 JER
    October 25, 2016 at 11:31 am


    SOON: Bill Clinton Campaigns in Rocky Mount, NC – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=5

  15. 89 JER
    October 25, 2016 at 11:34 am


    SOON: Vice President Biden Campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Pittsburgh – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=3

  16. October 25, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Hahaaaaa

  17. 96 jacquelineoboomer
    October 25, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Happy Birthday, desertflower!

  18. 97 amk for obama
    October 25, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    wth is UAF?

  19. 101 Allison
    October 25, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Thank goodness for videotape!!

    • 102 vcprezofan2
      October 25, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      Using ‘brutal’ implies something negative. This 2008 clip is worth watching because Trump is actually speaking truth about Hillary. He actually sounds……….. rational.

  20. 103 jacquelineoboomer
    October 25, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    See y’all later, TOD! Gonna have a nice visit from my son, soon (he’s bringing donuts – yeehaw!).

  21. 107 Allison
    October 25, 2016 at 12:40 pm

  22. 108 vcprezofan2
    October 25, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    I’ve been searching for the Jimmy Kimmel link with PBO since I was eager to see it. I couldn’t seem to find the links in a stand alone format yet, but hey, I got to watch them so I’m happy. For anyone else who can’t wait for them to come to YouTube, , here you go. There are 3 vid clips in the article.
    ………………………………………………..

    President Obama ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ Video 2016: Watch Full Interview! by Andrew Shuster

    President Obama visited Monday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for his second and final appearance as Commander-In-Chief. Watch the full interview below!

    Obama and Kimmel had a lot to talk about, some topics serious and some not. Among the things the talk show host wanted to know is if he ever laughs at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. “Most of the time,” Obama admitted. And, in another dig against the GOP candidate, he pointedly said, “I don’t tweet at 3 a.m. about people who insult me.”

    The president went on to say more seriously, “What we haven’t seen before is somebody questioning the integrity of elections and the will of the people… What we haven’t seen before is a politics based on putting down in very explicit terms, Muslim Americans who are patriots, or describing women on a 1-10 score.” “Regardless of what your political preferences are, there is a certain responsibility and expectation in terms of how you behave, he added.
    ……………………………………………. //

    http://www.gossipcop.com/president-obama-jimmy-kimmel-video-2016-full-interview-mean-tweets-watch/

  23. 109 amk for obama
    October 25, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    greg sargent

    Republicans scrambling to salvage control of Congress amid Donald Trump’s downward tailspin have hit on a new message: A GOP-controlled House and Senate are necessary to act as a check on President Hillary Clinton. The message basically argues for divided government as a way to prevent her from going too far, in effect admitting that the presidential race is a goner.

    But Democrats insist that this message will be a non-starter, and they shared new internal polling with this blog that they argue backs up their claim. Dems say they can rebut the Republicans’ line of attack by pointing out that they are openly, explicitly promising more obstruction in Washington, something swing voters and independents despise.

    ///

    But House Democratic strategists tell me they’ve tested their own responses to these messages in over two dozen competitive House districts, and they are not persuaded that Republicans will win this argument.

    The Dem firms Garin Hart Yang and Global Strategy Group conducted a poll in mid-September in 30 contested House districts, and here is the key finding:

    If it looks like Hillary Clinton is going to win, would you prefer to elect a Democrat to Congress who will work with Hillary Clinton to help her get things done, or a Republican for Congress who would oppose Hillary Clinton’s programs and try to block her from getting anything done?

    Prefer to elect the Democrat: 50

    Prefer to elect the Republican: 40

    The poll, which was conducted for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, surveyed over 1,000 likely voters in the 30 contested districts. It also found that 66 percent of respondents expect Republicans to try to block Clinton even if it means more gridlock and inaction in Washington, while only 23 percent think they will work constructively with Clinton, meaning they’re prepared to believe GOP control means more obstruction.

    Now, you should always treat internal polling with skepticism. But this provides hints as to how Democrats view the strategic challenge this new Republican argument presents.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2016/10/24/the-gop-has-a-new-strategy-to-hold-congress-heres-how-democrats-will-fight-it/?utm_term=.571c4c900ae5

  24. October 25, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    And yet people I know on the left still think this man is a hero, and refuse to believe any evidence to the contrary.

  25. 111 JER
    October 25, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Happy Birthday Desetflower!

    • 112 No Child Left Behind
      October 25, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      DesertFlower,

      May your day be blessed with joy, serenity, peace and love around you.

      • 113 Roberta in MN
        October 25, 2016 at 3:11 pm

        I’ll go along with that. Happy Birthday DF a day early. I will be gone all day tomorrow. They are replacing the windows in my unit and I have to be out of the apt for the day. It will be worth it. I am on the 1st floor so I will be one of the last to get the floors done, New A/C and Cabinets in the Kitchen and Bath. I can hardly wait until it is all done. Major renos on our building. 151 units, that’s a lot of work.

  26. October 25, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    We’ve got to turn the tide here, Democrats!!

  27. 115 whenpamelawandered
    October 25, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    HRC birthday tomorrow, 69 y/o. Guessing there will be cake and ice cream, and a fair few parties across the country.

  28. 116 Nena20409
    October 25, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Hello TODable TODbots.
    NW, LL and the rest of out TOD Twitter Brigades, I salute YOU All. Thank you.
    TOD Contributors, Thank you!
    To all the Gold ⭐ winners since last Evening, Congrats!
    DF, Happy Birthday to you. 🙂 And many more years to you.
    {{{{ ❤ Chips ❤ }}}}

    Ali Velshi is now on @MSNBC. He's fair as far as MSM these days.

  29. October 25, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Whoa

  30. October 25, 2016 at 1:43 pm

  31. 122 Nena20409
    October 25, 2016 at 1:45 pm

  32. October 25, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Let’s do this, Democrats!

  33. October 25, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Wish the DSCC felt the same way!

  34. October 25, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Well, this is a great summation of Trump and is really a bit scary, especially this.
    “The debate could have – and should have – stopped at Mr. Trump’s unwillingness to say he will accept the results of the election. As he rages at rallies and creates conspiracies, he puts not only the democratic process but actual lives at risk. White supremacist and militia groups have been on the rise for eight years, and avenging Mr. Trump’s loss may be their unifying cause.”

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/a-conspiratorial-candidate-and-americas-deferred-dread/article32451354/

  35. October 25, 2016 at 2:17 pm

  36. 127 Nena20409
    October 25, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Excellent Read.
    I doubt that Dana will be on MSNBC, CNN or Fox any time soon.

  37. 128 Nena20409
    October 25, 2016 at 2:34 pm

  38. 130 Nena20409
    October 25, 2016 at 3:00 pm

  39. 132 Nena20409
    October 25, 2016 at 3:52 pm


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