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Early Bird Chat

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3:25PM: President Obama travels to Orlando, Florida for a Hillary Clinton rally at Osceola County Stadium

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109 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. 1 FoxfireTX
    November 6, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Good morning TOD! Most women will recognize this sentiment, whenever women do it they have to be twice as good and work twice as hard for the same thing as men:-)

  2. 4 vcprezofan2
    November 6, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Good day, everyone (wherever you are)! Last Sunday before we can put DT to rest! Thank you, Lord. 🙂 🙂

    Thank you, NerdyW – your work is much appreciated, and I hope you’ll have a great Sunday experience today!

  3. 5 FoxfireTX
    November 6, 2016 at 9:02 am

    “Soon she is heading for the same door, one more guest room attendant who wears a back brace while cleaning rooms for a presidential candidate whose name is on the bathrobes she stocks, on the empty wine bottles she collects, on her name tag.

    He will receive her labor, but not her vote.”

  4. 6 vcprezofan2
    November 6, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Okay, I’m placing @Interior early this week (before I hit the road) to compensate for being sooooo late last week. 😀 😀
    Once again the report mentions the progress being made on tribal lands purchase.

    • 7 jacquelineoboomer
      November 6, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      My second-oldest granddaughter just took a trip out to see the manatees in Florida! I’ve seen them myself – cool. Thanks for this post – and all of your Interior recaps, VC, and have a happy day!

  5. 11 FoxfireTX
    November 6, 2016 at 9:09 am

    SNL’s Cold Open was pretty spot on for this election.

  6. 12 hopefruit2
    November 6, 2016 at 9:12 am

    G’morning Nerdy & TOD!! Happy Sunday everyone 🙂 Congrats FireFox on #1!

    One of the few times I watched MSNBC (and only because PBO was being interviewed by Rev Al), I was very satisfied with the segment. PBO laid out the best case for voting, mostly directed at those who sit on the sidelines and claim that the two candidates are the same, etc.

    I’m hoping someone can get footage of Rev Al’s segment with PBO, or perhaps Nerdy can front page it when she has the opportunity to do so. It was VERY good.

  7. 13 hopefruit2
    November 6, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Here we go for a start:

  8. 14 FoxfireTX
    November 6, 2016 at 9:20 am

    This wouldn’t surprise me, if true. As I noted in my final post last night, PBO has a very special relationship with IA that is difficult to duplicate. But I think this is the right call by the campaign. One trip by PBO is not going to turn the tide in IA.

  9. 15 Bill R.
    November 6, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Postive trends. NBC final poll Clinton +4, in line with ABC +5. Predictwise ticks up another point to 87% likelihood of Clinton victory, Sam Wang still at >99% Clinton victory.

  10. 16 arapaho415
    November 6, 2016 at 9:33 am

    GM TODville.

    Hope the extra hour of sleep (for most of us) did everyone a world of good.

    Agree with VC hope we never hear from DJT or his deplorables after Nov 9, but you know, MSM just cannot help themselves — they’re addicted to DJT and were beside themselves with glee when they covered the white supremacist “Tea Party” just a year into PBO’s term.

    Could not believe what @CBSradionews opened their 9am EST report with:
    “Clinton housekeeper is now in the middle of the email controversy.” (don’t know exactly wording, was shocked at what I heard) and played a clip from DJT’s spox Kellyanne Conway. Haven’t researched (just got up), but this sounds like a f*cking fabrication (#JustMakeStuffUp) “leaked” to MSM and they open their frigging national newscast with it (has to do with HRC housekeeper printing out emails at HRC’s request).

    JHC. Except for PBO, CBS radio news opens their broadcast with an HRC supporter once in a blue moon. I’ve only heard clips of Robby Mook after a Sunday morning TV appearance on one of the round of talking head politic shows.

    Other than Dems and non-deplorable GOP with a backbone, everything about this election has been appalling.

    Add MSM to this list:

    And on topic (posted here before, but probably at the tail end of a thread when I was talking to myself):

  11. 17 Don
    November 6, 2016 at 9:36 am

    When Barack Obama was elected President back in 2008 as an African American it hit me in a way that was indescribable, I suspect for women it will be the same way. I wish my mother were alive to witness this, I wish she were here so I could hear her thoughts on Hillary. My eleven year old son only knows President Obama, and now for the next eight years he will only know Hillary as President. Can you imagine have a child that when they reach eighteen years old they will only know a black man and a white women as President?

    • 18 carolyn
      November 6, 2016 at 9:45 am

      Thank you Don for reminding us of this fact. We get so lost in the weeds sometimes, I think we forget these two wonderful facts. My 7 year old granddaughter will think nothing strange about a woman president. My three grandchildren accept President Obama as a natural event…..they love him by the way.

      This old white female, is thrilled with both these events. One of the last questions my old, white, male husband asked before he died was: “Is President Obama still president of the United States?” I said yes, he smiled, sighed deeply and relaxed into sleep. He would be thrilled that Hillary is going to be president.

      We had a local election here about three months before he died. He was on a walker, but we went to vote. He was never one to speak up much about politics, but for some reason, he made a statement at the polling place…..a highly R district. He stood up and said that President Obama was the best president of his life time, and he knew FDR. He spoke with tears in his eyes, I was so proud of him.

      All the old white ladies there looked askance, but that didn’t make any difference. I will always remember his passionate testimony.
      When I would get in a frenzy about something, he would say: “Calm down, Carolyn. President Obama knows what he is doing. He’s got this.” and he was always right.

      • 19 Don
        November 6, 2016 at 9:53 am

        Yes, the young people always know. Tuesday will be a historical day, another mental chain and glass ceiling will be broken.

      • November 6, 2016 at 5:12 pm

        Carolyn, you made me cry…

        Have been sitting here, mentally planning my outfit for Tuesday. There is one thing about having too much stuff… In my basement, I have several hundred foot rolls of wide white grosgrain; I’m making streamers with the names of the ancestors, etc in black; and names of my living relatives in vibrant color. Tying them to my rain stick and will play/shake a tune as I stroll into the polls…

    • 21 MadameSoph
      November 6, 2016 at 10:03 am

      Good morning Don! I’ve been thinking about this as well, kids like your son. The hope and change is continuing. That fact is scaring up a lot of ugliness. Focusing on the goodness and the transformation is difficult amidst all the hate and fear. Knowing that a new world is being made for and will be made by kids like your son helps me keep my hope and my heart strong.

  12. 22 JER
    November 6, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

  13. November 6, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Hello TOD Family! Lovely to see you in the PBO World. NerdyWonka, your brilliance, generosity, fire, speed, humor, and goodness are astounding and essential. Where would so many people be without you and all you do. Cutting that thought off right NOW — can’t bear to think it another second. Thank you thank you thank you. What joy to find tweets here from @culinary226 yesterday; a union in Las Vegas which posted many wonderful photos of their membership many of whom work in hospitality industry in Las Vegas returning from voting early en route to work; and of people lined up for hours and hours to vote at a Cardenas grocery store; and the board of elections extended voting hours because OF COURSE people have the right to vote if they showed up and the line was too long to get them in quickly? So much to celebrate, so many good people doing good things despite it all; we are in good company. Thank you for all of this NerdyWonka and TOD family. Love to Chips for building this home for all of us.

  14. 25 JER
    November 6, 2016 at 9:50 am

    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016, 9:00AM – 12:30PM EST
    Michigan Democratic Party Get out the Vote Rally with President Barack Obama
    Ray L. Fisher Stadium – 1114 S State St – Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

  15. November 6, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Good morning TOD!

  16. 29 JER
    November 6, 2016 at 9:56 am

    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016, 3:00PM – 5:00PM EST
    GOTV Rally with President Obama
    Whittemore Center Arena – 128 Main St Durham, New Hampshire 03824

  17. 30 FoxfireTX
    November 6, 2016 at 9:57 am

    And some say voter suppression doesn’t depress the vote. No state has sought to disenfranchise the black vote like NC. I hope everyone of those Rs there are defeated.

  18. 32 Ladyhawke
    November 6, 2016 at 10:00 am

  19. November 6, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Good morning, TODville. THANK YOU eternally, NW. You’re a GEM.

  20. 35 a4alice
    November 6, 2016 at 10:15 am

    looks like another big “souls to the polls” day. this one is from Florida!

  21. 37 JER
    November 6, 2016 at 10:18 am

  22. 41 JER
    November 6, 2016 at 10:20 am

  23. 43 JER
    November 6, 2016 at 10:26 am

  24. 44 JER
    November 6, 2016 at 10:30 am

  25. 46 Gazelle
    November 6, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Just for laughs, hope it hasn’t been posted already:

  26. 49 a4alice
    November 6, 2016 at 10:40 am

    nuts. I gotta work today. gotta go. bbl 🙂

  27. November 6, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Sunday morning. Congrats FoxFireTX, on being first this morning.

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

    To all, I hope that God’s grace, loving-kindness, and mercy is bestowed upon you today. ❤ ❤ ❤

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

    • 52 Linda
      November 6, 2016 at 11:39 am

      Wow…. the Russian connection again ?

      BTW where has the Russian Boris Epstyn disappeared to ? He seems to have gone missing.

      • 53 Gazelle
        November 6, 2016 at 3:51 pm

        Prolly under some blanket, in case beans are spilt. Where’s investigative journalism, I ask? Is it dead?

  28. 54 desertflower
    November 6, 2016 at 11:11 am

    And SO much more! Morning everyone:) We do not change our clocks here (except for the Navajo Res.) and I was sleeeeeping so hard this morning!! Feel like half the day is gone! I must have needed that:)

    • 55 jacquelineoboomer
      November 6, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      Glad you “slept in,” desertflower! You’re gonna need the rest for the week and election(s) ahead … which Democrats will win, big time!

    • November 6, 2016 at 9:05 pm

      It used to be so funny when we lived on the Hopi reservation to leave home at 7, hit the Navajo reservation at 8, and then of the reservation again at 7

  29. 57 desertflower
    November 6, 2016 at 11:13 am

    And SOOOOO Much More!

  30. 58 desertflower
    November 6, 2016 at 11:14 am

    REMINDER!!

  31. 59 Bill R.
    November 6, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Jon Ralston predicts a #BlueWave for NV, victory for Clinton and Masto.

  32. 61 JER
    November 6, 2016 at 11:49 am


    VP Candidate Tim Kaine Attends Service at Lamb of God Missionary Baptist Church in Milwaukee – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=6

  33. 65 JER
    November 6, 2016 at 11:55 am

  34. November 6, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    THIS IS LEADERSHIP. You are going to see Kamala Harris rise to the very top some day.

  35. November 6, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Some of you may have seen my Facebook post from church this morning. The second song was one I had never heard. (I listen to The Message a lot in my car so it’s not often I hear a “new” song in church.) Don’t know the title of the song but this one line was repeated over and over: TOGETHER WE CAN BE THE CHANGE. Can y’all even believe that? God thing????? 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Later this afternoon, I’m going to a Hillary party. One of my friends (from church) always does this the Sunday before the election. She did it in 2008 and 2012. Cool, huh?

  36. 72 hopefruit2
    November 6, 2016 at 12:42 pm

  37. November 6, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Amen!!

  38. 76 JER
    November 6, 2016 at 1:22 pm

  39. 77 desertflower
    November 6, 2016 at 1:23 pm

  40. 80 desertflower
    November 6, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    • 81 jacquelineoboomer
      November 6, 2016 at 1:40 pm

      Just for this one day, I won’t question Kasich’s (self-centered, egotistical, narcissistic) motives, and say good for him.

    • 82 Gazelle
      November 6, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      I have nothing left for these GOPers, except disgust. I can’t find it in myself to even find a smidgen of empathy. Where have they been the last 18 months or so, if not the last 40 years? They created it, live, if you can, by it.

  41. 83 JER
    November 6, 2016 at 1:33 pm


    President Obama Departs White House En Route To Florida.

  42. 85 Ladyhawke
    November 6, 2016 at 1:33 pm

  43. 88 Ladyhawke
    November 6, 2016 at 1:33 pm

  44. 89 JER
    November 6, 2016 at 1:58 pm


    Pres. Obama Expected to Campaign for Hillary Clinton in Kissimmee, Florida – http://abcnews.go.com/live?stream=6

  45. 90 JER
    November 6, 2016 at 2:02 pm

  46. November 6, 2016 at 2:03 pm

  47. 93 Dudette
    November 6, 2016 at 2:07 pm

  48. 94 Ladyhawke
    November 6, 2016 at 2:22 pm

  49. 95 Ladyhawke
    November 6, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    VIDEO: CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Highlights Trump’s Racism And Misogyny As Part Of “The Core Views Of Donald Trump”

    Zakaria: “Donald Trump Is Not A Normal Candidate. He Is A Cancer On American Democracy”

  50. 96 Anna
    November 6, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Bernie needs to sit down and have a “come to Jesus” meeting with those 2 WA Democrat delegates, one who said not voting for Hillary cause she is crooked, and one who is thinking about not voting for Hillary. Both of these folks are pouting Bernie supporters. Caucus for candidates must end, primaries only, for the party you are registered for. Not for crooked Hillary, yet we never saw Bernie’s taxes, just like we have not seen Trump taxes. God help this country, I am a scared 70 year old woman.

    • 97 Anna
      November 6, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      Should be “Democratic Delegates”

    • 98 globalcitizenlinda
      November 6, 2016 at 3:07 pm

      please have faith, it is going to be hard for the remaining hours before the tally for the election is announced.

      but we will get there because the people who believe as SoS HRC are more than those on the other side …. we just need to vote.

      I believe that those two electors are just seeking national attention … so many people hunger for 15 minutes of fame.

      But at the end of the day, SoS HRC will have many more electoral votes that these two limelight-seekers will not matter.

      in the meantime, history will record their actions for all to see & read about.

      we will be fine, please take heart

      • 99 Anna
        November 6, 2016 at 4:50 pm

        Thank you for your encouraging words. This old white woman is hoping to see the day that I am of the minority party while AA, Latinos, Asians, Far Eastern and Middle Eastern people create a diversity of hope, caring, a country for all, a government for all. So many cultures and religions make us a richer nation.

  51. 100 hopefruit2
    November 6, 2016 at 2:53 pm

  52. 101 hopefruit2
    November 6, 2016 at 2:57 pm

  53. 102 JER
    November 6, 2016 at 2:57 pm

  54. 103 JER
    November 6, 2016 at 2:58 pm

  55. 104 globalcitizenlinda
    November 6, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    The Columbus Dispatch is the largest-statewide paper based in Columbus, the capital of the Ultimate Swing State, Ohio.

    For more about 100 years, it has been gop-owned newspaper with the greatest influence in OH state politics.

    This morning, The Columbus Dispatch has published its final poll with HRC up by 1 point.

    Ohio is always the state where Dem yard signs alternate with gop yard signs.

    as usual, the ground game has a huge influence on the final result.

    election night 2016 is going to be one of those where the votes are very close in Ohio.

    Ps. Over the years, many articles have been written about the fact that OH has never voted for a female candidate for state-wide office who is running as their individual ballot. Many may have to consider this when they evaluate OH.

    IA also used to have the same record for female candidates.

  56. 106 JER
    November 6, 2016 at 3:02 pm

  57. 107 mtmarilyn
    November 6, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Good morning TOD. I just got home from our Montana Democratic Candidates Rally here in Missoula. We have an outstanding group of Candidates. The person who is running for Congressperson is Denise Juneau. She was on NBC nightly news last night. We thought it was tonight but they did it last night. I encourage you to go to their website and watch her part. She is American Indian and has been our Superintendent of Education for the last 8 years. She would be the first Indian in the House and the first woman since Jeanette Rankin 100 years ago. We really hope this is the year of women. She has also been talked about to be the Secretary of Education if she doesn’t win the seat. Really hope she beats Zinke but she will continue to be in the spotlight no matter what happens.

    Now I am going to nap and then back to phone banking. Thank you all here at TOD, especially NW and Chips we love and we miss you, for keeping us all sane in this election craziness.

  58. November 6, 2016 at 4:44 pm


    Has anyone shared this video here? It is SO FUNNY !!!! brilliant satire and way too true to life not to bring a note of angst along with the laughter. But brilliant. If Congress Was Your Co-Worker. Happy Ending ! Love and gratitude to all who are working so hard and putting so much love and heart and energy and spirit and time into GOTV!!! It matters, it works, it blesses the world, it makes POTUS SO HAPPY don’t we know!


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