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A Tweet or Two

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142 Responses to “A Tweet or Two”


  1. September 2, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Happy Labor Day Everyone!!

  2. 17 GGail
    September 2, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Ahhh, I refreshed and got propelled forward!

  3. September 2, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday Bobfr…and many, many more!

    • September 2, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      Thank you trekkiewife and Happy Labor Day to you!! Congrats on 1st.

      Good tweets, Chips :)

      • 22 Claire
        September 2, 2013 at 1:55 pm

        Happy Belated Bob! Hope you had a wonderful day filled with love and joy!

      • September 2, 2013 at 1:56 pm

        Happy belated Birthday Bob. When was it? You know how much fun we have on Birthdays!

      • 24 vcprezofan2
        September 2, 2013 at 1:59 pm

        Ahem! :cough: :cough: Bobfr. Ahem. Er…Bobfr,

        What’s this rumour I hear about you having celebrated another year? This is likely not true, right? After all, I have checked my email, and didn’t find my personalized birthday invite. News can get so garbled if one is not careful that I’ve decided to go to the source. So, what’s the real story?

      • September 2, 2013 at 2:18 pm

        Thank you Claire, Carol & VC – and VC :D :D :D thanks for the laugh! Week ago, yesterday :)

        • 26 vcprezofan2
          September 2, 2013 at 2:46 pm

          :shock: Well! Just, ‘Well!” I am speechless! I do not understand this secrecy, Bobfr.

          Dare I posit that it took an entire week for you to ‘man up’ that you are getting on in years? I thought it was only Amk’s wimmin who are reluctant to admit they are aging? Or, (more likely) were you simply too busy to celebrate and only just remembered yourself that you are not as young as you used to be? Frankly, before you answer, I’d rather the real reason be the latter. I wouldn’t want the pundits etc to start hinting at weakness on your part, as they are always so quick to do for PBO. So which is it?

          ……
          Actually, after careful thinking, maybe you shouldn’t answer, as either answer might lose you some supporters. *I* suspect you didn’t say anything because you didn’t want us to ‘fuss’, so I’m going to fuss… “A very, very HAPPY 66th Year, ‘old guy’!”

        • September 2, 2013 at 2:52 pm

          Belated Birthday Greetings…

          We Take Care of our Own

      • 39 jacquelineoboomer
        September 2, 2013 at 2:58 pm

        Bob – Happy Birthday! Sorry I missed it!

      • September 2, 2013 at 3:47 pm

        Bob, I sent you belated birthday wishes on the last thread, but again, Happy Birthday! I hope your day was enjoyable one and you continue to have many, many more.

  4. 41 HZ
    September 2, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday, Bobfr. Enjoy the Beautiful Afterglow, Bobfr. TY for all that you do for POB and TOD. Have a wonderful Labor Day as well. HZ

  5. 43 Nena20409
    September 2, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday, Doc…..Our very Own, Bobfr ;)

    66, Yeah :!:

  6. 44 GGail
    September 2, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Bobfr,(GULP) Happy Birthday (gulp), in full disclosure, it was I who was looking over your shoulder last night and saw what you wrote about having a birthday recently. I just HAD to tell Chipsticks….you understand….good news must be shared :lol:

  7. 55 Ladyhawke
    September 2, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Sabrina ‏@Charmed86 18h

    ——————————————

    I thought this was about international law against chemical weapons being used but the media is telling me it’s abt “PBO” winning or losing

    Retweeted by Matt Murphy

    —————————————————

  8. 56 jziglar
    September 2, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    The republicans have totally gone off the deep end and showed the country that they haven’t been serious party in a long time. Now they want to consult with Russian lawmakers about Syria….Russian lawmakers ??? Really ???
    And screw Charlie Rangell ! The guy didn’t support a strike and if he the President did it without Congressional approval he would have whined about the President abusing his authority. Retire Rangell !

  9. September 2, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Hello everyone :)

    I just stumbled across one of my favourite stories again and thought I´d share it, risking a repost but maybe some haven´t read it yet. It´s an old old story, but it´s so sweet that it´s worth being re-read. :)

    http://theobamadiary.com/2011/08/17/flashback-the-kindness-of-strangers-2/

    • 67 Nena20409
      September 2, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      Ans as POTUS, he has written personal checks to a number of folks who had written him with one problem or another. A Kind Man, son, Brother, Uncle, Father, Brother in-law, POTUS, etc

      Works very hard. Respects all. He is honest. Firm. Steady. A Gentleman.

      Handsome ;)

    • 68 utaustinliberal
      September 2, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      I remember this story. Pres. Obama really and truly is a wonderful human being.

    • September 2, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      Love, love this story.

      Overlooked by our media is what an honorable, decent, caring person our President is.

      Instead they scheme with GOP to “embarrass” every waking minute.

      Americans vote for the character and the intelligence of the person. Really, no one know what it’s like to assume the role until they’re actually there. VPs and First Ladies are the only ones who come close to knowing.

      Our MSM seems incapable of acknowledging PBO’s consistency and honor.

    • 70 Dudette
      September 2, 2013 at 3:00 pm

      Thanks for the lovely reminder of this sweet story! Definitely worth a re-read!

      • 71 vcprezofan2
        September 2, 2013 at 3:50 pm

        Hey, Dudes, I never did hear the ins and outs of your WDC trip? Last I heard you were an hour or two away from your goal. How did it go? Did you see me waving to you on the TV? Did you get two cheek kisses/handshakes – one for you and one for me? I’ll take mine now please and thank you.

    • 75 vcprezofan2
      September 2, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      Oh, I don’t even have to follow the link, N! I remember it just from the title. It’s the ‘airport’ story, isn’t it? :razz: And our president helped even when he wasn’t running for election! We have us a man who is a ‘good’ man through and through. Something Rangel and his ilk can’t begin to comprehend this.

  10. September 2, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Jonathon Turley is going insane on his blog. To keep sanity stay away.

  11. September 2, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    And speaking of forces of nature:

    • 85 carolyn
      September 2, 2013 at 2:43 pm

      Thankful for a hurricane free August! However…..I remember the tornado-filled May. Good to have a respite from huge storms. Hope it lasts. Although, we still have massive rains and flashflooding, and firestorms, where the rain doesn’t come to help.
      Some of the comments after that tweet were “See…..global warming isn’t happening. Al Gore said there would be more hurricanes.”
      Will they ever get the distinction between “climate” and “weather” straightened out???

  12. September 2, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Here’s a couple of Labor Day-related tweets:

    1) From previous thread. Union support up 10 points from 2 years ago.

    2014 here we come!

    2) From earlier this week:

  13. 88 Linda
    September 2, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    PBO meeting with John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi tomorrow ..per CNN

  14. 96 Dudette
    September 2, 2013 at 2:49 pm

  15. September 2, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Speaking of tweets, check out the third response to Gov Walker.

  16. September 2, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Try to use this song as a teaching moment with the moment:

  17. 102 Jovie
    September 2, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    https://twitter.com/dionysis131/status/374606677368385536

    So this DOJ bids to keep poor in dilapidated Schools???

  18. September 2, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    “South Korea’s students rank among the best in the world, and its top teachers can make a fortune. Can the U.S. learn from this academic superpower?”

    • September 2, 2013 at 3:30 pm

      Would´ve loved to read that but the page is no longer available it seems. :(

    • September 2, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      Remember, Arapaho, when PBO said that South Korean teachers are called “nation builders”? SK teachers are seen to have a broad national role in helping to build their country’s future and they are respected by everyone in society. They aren’t constantly ridiculed, overburdened and criticized as they are in the US. Teachers in the US receive among the lowest professional salaries and their work is continually devalued. It would take a major reversal in thinking to change this. Americans would have regard the future as a priority, rather than making a quick buck today. We’d have to shed a centuries old anti-intellectual attitude, which devalues the ‘book learned’ over the so-called rugged (read macho) self-made man. In short, it isn’t going to happen and the US will fail continue to fail miserably in equipping our children for a changing world.

  19. 108 Linda
    September 2, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Reporters are gathering outside the WH waiting for McCain and Grahamm to finish being coddled by PBO… Will he have to burp them too ?

  20. 115 Jovie
    September 2, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    • 116 Don
      September 2, 2013 at 3:12 pm

      Old Johnny Mac was already in the bag, President Obama just had to get Graham on board.

    • 117 Nena20409
      September 2, 2013 at 3:16 pm

      Dana Bash is a Toad and a Goat.

      Pres Obama was not going to meet with John McCain, had he not known in advance that McCain and Graham would be saying what they are saying…..adding the Weak and 2yrs later meme…….These two men….think that they have it all figured out? Nope. They will be on the Senate floor…..working their butts off getting the needed number of votes in the senate.

    • 119 Linda
      September 2, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      That has not stopped either of them from complaining to the press outside the WH right now.

    • September 2, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      No fan of John King, but I can see why he is no longer with this woman. She is very annoying and competitive.

  21. 121 japa21
    September 2, 2013 at 3:11 pm

  22. 122 japa21
    September 2, 2013 at 3:14 pm

  23. 128 Nena20409
    September 2, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    US has the means, the how and the when……in Syria……Graham is just lying so is McCain. US is Not Israel. Israel depends on US backing…..or they will Not be daring the attacks in Iraq, Syria or Lebanon. It is that simple.

  24. 129 Anna
    September 2, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    So, was our President sitting back watching Repugs did their holes, then when he thought they were deep enough, said okay, lets vote on this. This man can out think everyone, will they ever realize that.

  25. 130 sjterrid
    September 2, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Happy labor day to all , and a belated Happy Birthday, BobF. Thank you for all you do!

  26. 131 MightyPamela
    September 2, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    For FLOTUS ~ May God’s Love and Grace continue to shine on you, for many reasons, but perhaps most of all because PBO needs you. http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO

  27. 132 Allison
    September 2, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Disgusting. Who is responsible for this?

  28. 133 desertflower
    September 2, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    But NSA!!! http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamtanner/2013/06/19/theres-a-billion-reasons-not-to-give-stores-your-zip-code-ever/?utm_campaign=forbestwittersf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

    Honestly…people have lost the capacity to think. THIS kind of thing is a far more prevalent invasion of privacy, yet…crickets!

  29. 134 Dudette
    September 2, 2013 at 3:42 pm

  30. 136 Dudette
    September 2, 2013 at 3:45 pm

  31. 137 Dudette
    September 2, 2013 at 3:46 pm

  32. 138 desertflower
    September 2, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    DavidKenner ‏@DavidKenner 13m
    French intel says Syrian mil. launched an assault after CW attack to destroy evidence. Says soldiers set fires to “purify the atmosphere.”
    Retweeted by Jeff Gauvin
    Expand

  33. 139 Bill R.
    September 2, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Regarding Diana Nyad and her great accomplishment. The last time I ran the Portland Marathon I was in my 40s. There was a woman who was 85 who was running and successfully complete the marathon. Running, not walking.

    • 140 nathkatun7
      September 2, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      “The last time I ran the Portland Marathon I was in my 40s. There was a woman who was 85 who was running and successfully complete the marathon. Running, not walking.”

      Wow, Bill that’s amazing for an 85 years-old woman to run a marathon! Now what’s my excuse? I can’t even walk half a mile without huffing and puffing; and I am 18 years younger than her.

  34. 141 Indie Liberal
    September 2, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Happy Birthday Bobfr! And Happy Labor Day to the TOD group!

  35. 142 Jovie
    September 2, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Russia issues travel warning. Sounds to me we are back in the Cold War.


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