128 Responses to “While Twitter is being fixed…..”


  1. 1 ourmanflint
    June 21, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    nice pic Chips

  2. 4 Liberal Librarian
    June 21, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Aw, Homer.

  3. June 21, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    fix that twitter machine and hello everybody!

  4. 8 Liberal Librarian
    June 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Ok, while Twitter is being fixed, I shall continue planning my wine trip to Paso Robles next month. One of the wineries saw my tweet, loved my avatar, and said I’d have to let them know when wifey and I will be stopping by.

  5. 22 ourmanflint
    June 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Hello Pamela happy midday to you all. Really muggy smog alert in Toronto

    • June 21, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      Back atcha, ourmanflint. Congrats on your “first”.

    • 24 vcprezofan2
      June 21, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      I keep forgetting that you’re in my backyard, OMF. :lol: I’m planning a trip to Texas in July and, though a couple of friends suggest I’m crazy to do so, it can’t be any worse than this. BTW, congrats on getting to 1st!

  6. 25 Jueseppi B.
    June 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Whats wrong with twitter? Is it down?

  7. 27 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    FACT ….

    Have no intention of allowing the #InaugurationInsurgency to hide …

    #PRESSON

  8. 28 pugeretto
    June 21, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Wow, meta did break twitter, just when I was going to check out the whole universe…so thanks for this Chips, how do I keep this live so I can see all comments…I know..learning curve problems.

  9. 29 Linda
    June 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    2008: Darrell Issa Voted “YES” to Fund Project Gunrunner & Merida Initiative.

    The notion that Darrell Issa had never heard of Project Gunrunner is bullsh!t since Issa voted “yes” to specifically fund Project Gunrunner in 2008.

    —-

    They have the entire timeline ….

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/06/21/1101851/-2008-Darrell-Issa-Voted-YES-to-Fund-Project-Gunrunner-Merida-Initiative

  10. June 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    what’s going on with Twitter?

  11. June 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Anyone know what’s going on with Twitter?

  12. 54 proudofobama
    June 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Hey TOD family. Only caught the last few minutes of Romney’s lying speech. I had to laugh at his hair. Looked like he’d been shocked. And boy is he lousy as using a teleprompter. What a douche.

  13. 55 pugeretto
    June 21, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Twitter, can you hear us?

  14. 56 Linda
    June 21, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Romney’s Great Utah Adventure: The Guest List and Schedule Leaks Out

    1. James A. Baker III
    2. Former Minnesota Senator Norman Coleman
    3. Tennessee senator Bob Corker
    4. Weekly Standard editor and co-founder Bill Kristol,
    5. Former Utah governor Mike Leavitt.
    6. John McCain
    7. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.
    8. CEO of Hewlett Packard Meg Whitman
    9. Billionaire financier Ken Langone,
    10. Rep. Paul Ryan
    11. Sen. John Thune.
    12. GOP attorney Ben Ginsberg
    13. Weekly Standard and Fox contributor Fred Barnes
    14. GOP strategist Mary Matalin
    15. Condoleezza Rice
    16. Ann Romney
    17. Former Olympic figure skater Dorothy Hamill
    18. Jeb Bush
    19. Rob Portman
    20. Bob McDonnell
    21. Tim Pawlenty
    22. Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu
    23. Woody Johnson, owner of the New York Jets

    This is quite a little party he has going on. The most newsworthy issue I see is in this paragraph:

    “Then, “Media insight” will feature Romney counsel and longtime GOP attorney Ben Ginsberg; Fred Barnes and Kristol, editors and co-founders of The Weekly Standard; GOP strategist Mary Matalin; and Bush strategist and American Crossroads founder, Karl Rove.”

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/romneys-great-utah-adventure-the-guest-list-and-schedule-leaks-out/#.T-K26kkrqOs.twitter

    Whoa….Romney is co-ordinating with Rove ?

    • 57 Linda
      June 21, 2012 at 12:55 pm

      Just noticed……NO Marco Rubio ?

      • 58 bjw2
        June 21, 2012 at 1:05 pm

        I noticed that too Linda, every VP contender is in attendance.

        Hehehe…Rubio has become so angry lately, because PBO stole his VP ticket by announcing his immigration policy.

    • 59 AnitaW
      June 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      But SuperPacs don’t coordinate, right.

    • 67 proudofobama
      June 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      Dorothy Hamill? Never knew she was a republican. All these pundits like Mary Matalin should not be allowed to spout their hate and GOP talking points on tv. And isn’t it against the law for Romney to be coordinating with Rove?

    • 68 carla4obama
      June 21, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      Sad to see Dorothy Hamill on that list.

      • 69 Obama Grandmama
        June 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm

        I thought that about Dorothy Hamill too. I always loved the haircut she had that would look so great when she would tip her head back on her spins.

        • 70 0388jojothecat
          June 21, 2012 at 1:37 pm

          Don’t be….Do you remember the AA figure staker Debi Thomas? Well Dorothy Hamill always gave negative remarks about her. I think she was one of the judges either during the olympic trials or the winter olympics and DH was pulling for the Russion skaters over Debi Thomas the AA USA skater. It was so obvious that someone must have told her people were complaining and she started saying a few nice things about Debi. Of course Debi handled it with such grace because she went on to Stanford and on to medical school. Dorothy Hamil is some washed up has been olympic skater as her only claim to fame.

      • June 21, 2012 at 1:37 pm

        Also sad about that—–but after checking, I see she grew up in ultra-wealthy Greenwich, Ct.—-saw some photo where she’s giving Laura Bush a lifetime achievement award——had at least a financial relationship with Pat Robertson—horrors—-sold Ice Capades to his Family Entertainment empire. Is on 3rd marriage. One daughter from 2nd marriage. Still wonder what she’s doing on that despicable list—-maybe she’s getting paid big bucks to be a speaker——-but still—-on a list of haters. Gross.

    • 72 Bill R.
      June 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm

      Time to organize a Jets boycott! Either that or a Jets Players for Obama/Biden.

    • June 21, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      thats quite a smarmy little group he’s put together.

    • 75 PoliticalJunkessa
      June 21, 2012 at 1:14 pm

      What a yucky group of people. Condoleeza Rice should be ashamed of herself.

      • June 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm

        She’ll probably be the first one to get into the hot tub. UGH.

      • 77 CEB
        June 21, 2012 at 4:11 pm

        While I want to be gracious and say that everyone has a right to his/her political leanings and to go where you think the power is, the other part of me wants to demand that she turn in her official Black Girl card. How an educated woman who has lived through the last 50+ years in this country, raised in the South during some of its most turbulent times and is very aware of history, can still support and work to advance the republican cause, especially since the few moderates have fallen to the Tea party thugs. She is on the wrong side of history. Hope she comes to her senses before she becaomes even more of a sad joke.

      • 78 susanne
        June 21, 2012 at 4:27 pm

        she’d loooove to be vp, and has already shown she’ll do and say anything to stay in bed with these pukes.

    • 79 Pamela
      June 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm

      John Sununu is a name that should raise hairs on the back of the necks of the 99%…..

    • 80 CEB
      June 21, 2012 at 4:00 pm

      A rogue’s gallery, ugh!

      • 81 Cha
        June 21, 2012 at 5:15 pm

        A Gallery of , Narcississtic, Sociopathic Patological LIARS. The LIARS CLUB.

        Who knew Dorothy Hamil was a brainwashed idiot?

  15. 82 Linda
    June 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Mitt Romney may be known to most people in the country as the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, the former governor of Massachusetts and the co-founder of Bain Capital. But in his own heart, he’s just an author. And he’s self-employed.

    When people donate more than $200 to a candidate or committee, they are required to provide a bit of personal information for the Federal Elections Commission: name, address, occupation and employer go along with how much money they donate.

    According to his June campaign filing, Romney and his wife, Ann, each donated $2,500 to the Romney for Victory Committee — a joint fundraising account for the campaign and the Republican National Committee — which was then transferred to Romney for President on May 15.

    Ann, who has been outspoken about her stay-at-home-mom status, not surprisingly lists herself as a “homemaker.”

    Romney, however, lists himself as “self-employed.” His occupation? “Author.”

    The former governor is now apparently digging deeper into his passion for writing, since on his 2011 income tax return, he listed a broader principal profession: “independent artists, writers, performers.”

    In June 2011, however, Romney told a group of unemployed Floridians that he was “also unemployed.”

    Looks like he’s gotten back on his feet in the past year.

  16. 83 vcprezofan2
    June 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Some friends you all are! :( :( Or rather, I fell right back into my usual pre-working days pattern of rambling on to myself while the group moves on. Some things just don’t change.

    • 85 pugeretto
      June 21, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      we didn’t see you back there…feel free to ramble again

      • 86 HZ
        June 21, 2012 at 1:25 pm

        Good Morning/Afternoon Chips any my TOD Family. I am back to calm today. I have a Big Thank You first to our beautiful Chipsticks.

        Chips thank you for giving me the opportunity to do my First fundraiser here with those I love so much. I am so excited to tell you all what just happen. I submitted my page to OFA on June 19th, and being that is my first doing an individual fundraiser( I donate monthly personally) this brought up so many new questions and learning experiencing. Oh, I started my page on the June 9th and had reached my first goal in less than 24hrs. , and the entire thing in 9 days. Thanks so much donors. I love you all.

        My first goal was 250.00, then 350.00 and then our wonderful amk for obama encouraged me to raise it as well as meta and cookemom. So I did. I finally set it at $444.00(4 more for # 44.) and finally I raised $509.00. thanks to my TOD family. You all are soooooooooooooooo wonderful to this little senior.

        As I was calling a few minutes ago, I spoke with a 76 year old beautiful young lady, and she said, “HZ, you have inspired me to do this.” She said that as soon as she finishes her duties at OFA today, she will be going home and starting a fundraiser page!. Isn’t that exciting? I am so elated.

        So with Chips permission, I hope to do another one maybe smaller. So thank you to all who donated to my page. I sent out all of my thank you notes as the donations came in. So (((((((((((((((((((( Thank You All So Much))))))))))))))))) for putting your arms around me and making this a first and great experience for me. I love you Chips and my beautiful TOD family. I also gave a shout out for our site. She was impressed.

        So I am calm not. I hope everything gets reported at their office and I will get a receipt. Did I do everything correctly?

        Thank you soooooooooooo much Chips.HZ

        • 87 sherijr
          June 21, 2012 at 1:35 pm

          Huge Congratulations & ((((((HUGS))))))))))) to you HZ.. well done! And excellent job on inspiring others to also create a donation.. my thanks to YOU!

        • 88 0388jojothecat
          June 21, 2012 at 1:41 pm

          Yes…Congratulations HZ, keep it going and keep inspiring people you meet. We love ya!

        • 89 Pamela
          June 21, 2012 at 1:54 pm

          Correctly? HZ, you da’ bombe! :lol:

      • 90 vcprezofan2
        June 21, 2012 at 1:39 pm

        Pugeretto, I get the best laughs from TOD-ers, … ALWAYS! The beauty of words and the way they can be used captivate me! Your ‘feel free to ramble again’ sounded like a polite way of saying ‘get lost again, why don’t you, vc.’ ;) ;)

  17. June 21, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Tally’s gonna faint when she sees this, the Beckham person appears:

    • 92 AnitaW
      June 21, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      Wow!! I love it. And, Andy Katz from ESPN.

    • 93 bjw2
      June 21, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      OK….be still my hear.
      All of these goodlookin gents are speaking on MY behalf!

    • 94 Bill
      June 21, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      Wonder if Eli is a PBO supporter? Peyton is a Republican.

      • 95 Cha
        June 21, 2012 at 5:19 pm

        I didn’t recognize most of them. I take it “Peyton” is the football player ’cause I’ve read that name. If he’s a republicon then that means he lies to himself or thinks it’s okay for others to LIE.

    • 96 desertflower
      June 21, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      Amen. fabulous ad…meanwhile in subservient land, there is still work to be done

    • 97 donna dem 4 obama
      June 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      This is a great PSA from a set of fine men!

      Thank you Obama/Biden for your leadership on woman’s issues!

  18. 100 Linda
    June 21, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    When the Overpass Light Brigade contacted the D.C coordinators for Nuns on the Bus, we didn’t really expect to get the busy Sisters out to one of our bridge parties. We really just wanted to extend a warm Wisconsin welcome to their tour, where they are highlighting the human side of politics by reminding people that the poor are the most asymmetrically affected by the current systematic dismantling of public services. We were delighted with their response. “See you on the bridge Tuesday night!”

    here is the picture

    here is the video

  19. June 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Heeelllloooo Os!!!! It’s a much needed, but still a great getting up rainy day in my part of TODville! I’ve been missing most of the political shows lately (so many pundits, so little time). What I have been able to see and hear has been most encouraging for the good guys.

    My political take for today is that although the SCOTUS has ruled that money is free speech, but money can not equal votes. We have to GOTV so that they spend all that money for nothing.

  20. 103 donna dem 4 obama
    June 21, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    So can someone tell me exactly what was Robme’s big new Immigration Plan?

  21. 107 a4alice
    June 21, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    yay. twitter’s back up. Whew. getting a little shaky there.

  22. June 21, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    • 109 a4alice
      June 21, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      nice! and now because i’m on vacation (or at least off from work) Naptime.

      zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  23. 110 pugeretto
    June 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Email from Tammy Duckorth, for anyone in Chicagoland area…the “real” Joe Walsh will be performing July 1st at John Barleycorn in Schaumburg, IL. I love that he is doing an event for her, having the same name as that idiot-of-a-politician, red-neck-white-trashy-bigotted creep Joe Walsh, & I am sure Tammy will win this one, big-time. Is it twitter yet?

    • 111 japa21
      June 21, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      Yeah, the creep Jow Walsh is going down. To show you how smart he and his campaign is, I got mailed an invite to a town hall meeting he is having to discuss how high gas prices are ruining the recovery and what cn be done about it. As of today, oil is under $80/barrel and prices in our area ar 7o cents below what they were a couple months ago. His timing is fantastic.

      • 112 pugeretto
        June 22, 2012 at 12:46 am

        Happy Birthday Japa! You must be in close vicinity to me. I cannot wait for Teaparty Walsh to leave the scene…Happy Nite!

  24. 113 japa21
    June 21, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Well, today has shown me that my decision to avoid all these new fangled things like tweeter and so on was a good one. I fugure if God had wanted us to tweet he would have made us birds.

  25. 118 amk for obama
    June 21, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Ok. fixed teh twitter. You’re welcome,

  26. 125 amk for obama
    June 21, 2012 at 1:33 pm

  27. 126 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 21, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Didn’t want to leave the IRS out of the loop …

    #PRESSON

  28. 128 Bobfr (aka Our4thEstate)
    June 21, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    PBO on … White House live streaming http://www.whitehouse.gov/live


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