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A Tweet or Two

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109 Responses to “A Tweet or Two”


  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    September 23, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    :grin: Hi! It’s me.

    • 2 vcprezofan2
      September 23, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Apology or ajopoly, Ms Chips.

    • 5 jacquelineoboomer
      September 23, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      Congrats, VC! #1

      • 6 vcprezofan2
        September 23, 2013 at 9:13 pm

        :razz: JO’B, I notice that you have become so exasperated with the pundits that you aren’t hesitating to dot your i’s and cross your t’s! I shudder for some of them when you lay it on (ex; that Harwood guy). :grin:

        • 7 jacquelineoboomer
          September 23, 2013 at 9:14 pm

          Ha! I think it’s having more of an impact on me (happiness, joy) than on the Harwoods of the world, who could care less, but, yeah, okay! :)

          • 8 vcprezofan2
            September 23, 2013 at 9:20 pm

            I hear you, J. I do get a sense of relish from you when I read each one. Like, ‘Here’s what *I* really think of *you* and I couldn’t care less if you’re offended.’ I say a mental ‘ouch’ at first, then grin when I remember how they treat the president.

            • 9 jacquelineoboomer
              September 23, 2013 at 9:26 pm

              Sorry about the “ouch” part. The only way I can push back in support of our President is through my words, so I’m trying to give it my best shot! I try to just select the people so entrenched in their own hatred and/or ineptness that they are unreachable from a more reasonable perspective. We can’t let them hurt President Obama, so I’m willing to take a virtual body punch for him, if need be!

              • 10 vcprezofan2
                September 23, 2013 at 9:37 pm

                JO’B hon, no apologies are necessary! Truly. I like the way you ‘use your words’. The ‘ouch’ only pops up when I feel the ‘slice’. ;) When these jokers are trying to step all over our president, no one in media seems capable of calling them out for overstepping. I have come to have less than zero respect for most of them, and as long as you’re not swearing, I’m on board. :grin:

          • 11 nathkatun7
            September 23, 2013 at 10:20 pm

            JOB, your response to that dumb incoherent tweet by John Harwood was spot-on. I Left you a comment on my take on people like him who are consumed by ODS on the previous thread. You’ve really been on fire, making us proud, with your brilliant and fearless tweets to these media propagandists pretending to be journalists!

            • 12 jacquelineoboomer
              September 23, 2013 at 10:26 pm

              nath – “Don’t encourage me,” as the saying goes! But – better yet – encourage me, because I really must take on some of these Obama bashers! I must.

              Thanks!

    • 13 GGAIL
      September 23, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      Look who’s in the top perch – VC!! congrats :D

    • September 23, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      VeeeeeeeeeeCeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

  2. 20 jacquelineoboomer
    September 23, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Interesting …

    • 21 Nena20409
      September 23, 2013 at 9:14 pm

      Truth. 2014 and then we vote these Cruzado types out.

      • 22 jacquelineoboomer
        September 23, 2013 at 9:19 pm

        Yes!!!!

      • 23 nathkatun7
        September 23, 2013 at 10:29 pm

        Indeed, Nena! 2014 must be our #1 priority. We must reject the MSM efforts to try distract us with talk about 2016 presidential election and their obsession about Hillary Clinton. President Obama is still president. He still needs a sane Congress to work with to implement his agenda before the end of his term on Jan 20, 2017. That’s more than 3 years away.

  3. 24 Nena20409
    September 23, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Congrats VC….the Gold Medal gorgeous on you.

  4. 25 jacquelineoboomer
    September 23, 2013 at 9:17 pm

  5. 26 Nena20409
    September 23, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    So we know now who the Leaker who exposed the infiltration of our guys in the Yemen Al Qaeda group and oh by the way, the FBI leaker, he is a Child Porn collector? Seriously?

    • September 23, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      Yep, and I blasted Maddow and her ilk for their screeches about the Justice dept

      • 28 Nena20409
        September 23, 2013 at 9:49 pm

        Great Tweets Zizi2.

      • 29 nathkatun7
        September 23, 2013 at 10:53 pm

        Brilliant tweets, Zizi! These so called journalists who are always eager to bash President Obama before all the facts are in must be held accountable for their sensationalism and spreading untruths.

        By the way, Zizi, how is your mentor’s son? I am praying that he will pull through so that your family and the professor’s family won’t have to go through the double pain of losing two precious people. To be honest, I am still devastated by the senseless loss of one of Africa’s master teachers. But as I said, in my comment when I heard the news, I still rejoice for his life because he was able to mentor and groom future brilliant teachers like you.

        • September 23, 2013 at 11:10 pm

          thanks for caring. He’s recovering. Injuries not life-threatening. Other sons have gone to Kenya to bring back the Prof’s body and comfort their brother. Hubby is holding up and co-ordinating with Prof’s family

          • 31 nathkatun7
            September 24, 2013 at 12:52 am

            I am so glad to hear the glimmer of good news about his son! I’ve been in situations where I lost a brother and a nephew two days apart and the pain was so devastating. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. September 23, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    GE Chips, TOD…… wonderful, informative, fact-filled post…… I am patiently waiting for Oct. 1, to see the pricing that will be available in IN. I have the nut job Mike Pence as our Gov……… he is running for president, so of course he is kicking public employees out of everything….busting unions…. and not expanding any ACA exchanges :(

  7. September 23, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Took a quick look at some MSM supporters of the odious Greenwald, and apparently their support has not wavered.

    Unbelievable.

    Now Greenwald is in the unenviable, awkward position of coming to the defense of a” convincted child porn user (the FBI agent who leaked the Govt’s secret Yemen plans to AP last year.

    The ENTIRE MSM was up in arms over that govt “infraction” during early summer:

    Of course, GG omits the child porn part of the “govt jailing leakers.” Jackass and more. Karma lies in wait for GG.

  8. September 23, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Congrats on 1st VC!!

  9. September 23, 2013 at 9:21 pm

  10. 48 Nena20409
    September 23, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    The more I see how people use Twitter……the closer I am coming to getting an account. I am not there yet. I may never be there. I am so appreciative of the skills TODers have and many in the Twitter world exhibit to send messages across.

    Brilliant Tweets up thread.

    • 49 MightyPamela
      September 23, 2013 at 9:44 pm

      Me and you, Nena. Now I’ve found I can no longer just quietly follow a handful of people I love without having an account. I am very conflicted. Does Twitter not rest until every living human being has an account? Just not sure…

    • 51 globalcitizenlinda
      September 23, 2013 at 9:59 pm

      I hesitated joining – until the attacks on PBO seemed to be ever-increasing during the campaign and I decided I had to join and do my little part.

      sole reason I joined Twitter is PBO

      • 52 vcprezofan2
        September 23, 2013 at 10:05 pm

        Yep! ‘Sole reason I joined Twitter is PBO’.

        I even discouraged a good friend who accused me of having a one-track mind on twitter, that was the only reason I was there.

    • 53 nathkatun7
      September 23, 2013 at 11:28 pm

      I am right behind you Nena! I am so impressed with all the TOD tweeters!

  11. September 23, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Carol Mae, if you’re here, is this making the local news?

    Sorry about the HuffPo link, but this article says the finances are so back in Jackson County that the courthouse may be sold because of sequestion.

  12. September 23, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Saw tweets a week or so ago about Obamacare ads on Web MD.

    They’ve been implemented!

  13. September 23, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    I think this was posted earlier today, but doesn’t hurt to repeat.

  14. September 23, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    And a couple of items on Iran and US possible engagement:

    And from our only Cuban-American-Jewish rep (Miami-Hialeah area) — please correct me if I’m wrong about her unique status: https://twitter.com/Ali_Gharib/status/382132922607611904

  15. September 23, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Interactive and informative map showing the grass roots domination OFA, and Obama aligned groups demonstrated… that we must replicate in 2014

    Obama’s clean sweep of the top 10 included a number of swing states: Wisconsin (2nd with 72.1 percent turnout), Colorado (3rd, 70.3 percent), New Hampshire (4th, 70.1 percent), Iowa (5th, 69.9 percent), Virginia (7th, 66.4 percent), Michigan (10th, 64.7 percent) and Ohio (11th [tied], 64.6 percent.
    President Obama’s voter identification and mobilization advantage over Romney has been well documented at this point. But rarely have we seen its importance expressed in such compelling terms.

  16. 61 jacquelineoboomer
    September 23, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    We are so close to the roll out of Obamacare, it’s getting exciting. Has everyone noticed the incredible flurry of tweets and articles shedding a positive light on it, and getting the facts out? Even though I see most of the flurry from my perch on TOD, thanks to Chips and all of you, seems as though the positive nature of the information is spreading a hundredfold, from all corners. Methinks if DeBlasio were already NYC’s new mayor, there might be a ticker tape parade to celebrate! This is definitely a BFD for our country!

    • September 23, 2013 at 9:58 pm

      I’m really excited about this rollout. Sec. Sebelius says she’s ready and OFA has organized a great campaign. I’ll be tweeting my heart out about it. I can’t wait for the public to experience the benefits. OBAMACARE, baby!!

    • September 23, 2013 at 10:03 pm

      Yes, it is a BFD. It will take time for the benefits to sink it and some people will take a while to figure out how to enroll, no matter how many times you tell them. That’s human nature and the implementation of a program this massive will have many, many glitches, but we are moving forward and nothing will stop us now. Personally, I can’t wait for Oct. 1 to come. My son has been uninsured since he was laid off from his job last spring and his new job provides NO health insurance. When he is safely enrolled and the coverage goes into effect, I will breathe a sigh of relief.

      • 66 jacquelineoboomer
        September 23, 2013 at 10:32 pm

        That is such wonderful news, jackieG! Hasn’t your incredible support of President Obama all been worth it? I’m sure you don’t need the likes of me to ask you that – mostly because you already know your answer, or you wouldn’t work as hard for him as you do!!

    • 67 globalcitizenlinda
      September 23, 2013 at 11:32 pm

      had the same thought – seems people of goodwill are focused on implementation of ObamaCare and are doing their best to correct the record of lies

  17. 69 vcprezofan2
    September 23, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Is anybody else’s computer screen having its own party? Every time I touch my side cursor/bar mine seems to go into a dance routine! Grrrr.

    • 70 Nena20409
      September 23, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      Yes, yes, oh yes, VC. I have had 3 dances and a reload already. I thought my nails were mistakenly hitting something and making the dancing moves ;)

      Thanks. Now I know it was Not Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :shock:

  18. 71 utaustinliberal
    September 23, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Fantastic tweets Chiparoo and thank you for the front page billing! :D

  19. 72 a4alice
    September 23, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    that video of President Obama meeting with leaders and participants from other parts of the world was very interesting. It was the UN meeting on Civil Society that Chips put in the last thread. Super interesting!!!

  20. September 23, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Yes we can.

  21. 74 utaustinliberal
    September 23, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Yay!

  22. 75 desertflower
    September 23, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    This is a great site:) Clicked on this at his site, because THIS was the very argument I had with a family member that has MA coverage…he said that Obamacare would screw it up….ah, not so much!

    http://insuremekevin.com/2013/09/23/medicare-advantage-plans-improve-obamacare/

  23. 76 globalcitizenlinda
    September 23, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    come October 1st, I wonder what will happen to those people who have invested so much in opposing the implementation of ObamaCare

    • September 23, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      Nothing, Media will allow them to continue their crazy destruction of the law, and just as they are doing to SS & Medicare they’ll continue trying to sabotage it especially at state level. They will never rest, even as they enjoy benefits themselves. It’ll become like Roe v. Wade that riles them even after 40 years. We’re in for a permanent fight to keep our social safety net and rights.

    • 78 theo67
      September 23, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      Every hiccup that happens in the roll-out of the law will be magnified * 100, as “evidence” that the law is failing. It’ll be up to all of us to keep up the positive pressure.

  24. 81 Nena20409
    September 23, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    In VA, perhaps…..Terry McAuliffe is finally getting some Virginian Love?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/mcauliffe-leads-cuccinelli-in-virginia-governor-poll/2013/09/23/33fe28d4-238c-11e3-ad0d-b7c8d2a594b9_story.html

    Democrat Terry McAuliffe has vaulted into the lead over Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II in a Virginia governor’s race that has left many voters sour on both candidates, according to a new Washington Post/Abt SRBI poll.

    McAuliffe leads 47 percent to 39 percent among likely voters, with Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis’s 10 percent suggesting an unrest among voters not satisfied with either major-party contender. In a one-on-one matchup without Sarvis in the mix, the poll shows a narrower, 49-to-44 percent race between McAuliffe and Cuccinelli among likely voters — but still flips Cuccinelli’s 10-point lead from this spring.

  25. September 23, 2013 at 10:17 pm

  26. September 23, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Woot!

  27. 87 Nena20409
    September 23, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    And yet, another Reason why I loathe TeaNN.

    Wolf Blitzer needs to retire, now.

    CNN is now lurking and flaming over POTUS joking with another world leader about quitting smoking? Seriously TeaNN?

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/obama-caught-in-open-mic-moment-joking-about-smoking/#disqus_thread

    • September 23, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      Why is that negative Nena? They would have had way more fun if they heard PBO admit he’d smoked recently ;-)

      • 89 Nena20409
        September 23, 2013 at 10:39 pm

        Well. HP had with the headline:

        Obama: I am scared of my wife.

        Yes……your last sentence would have been the lede and nothing else done at the UN would have gotten any coverage. I agree Chips.

        • 90 anniebella
          September 23, 2013 at 11:00 pm

          Raise your hand if you give a dam what Huff Puff had with the headline. We all know how HP is, and I feel it’s a non-story.

          • 91 nathkatun7
            September 24, 2013 at 12:23 am

            Sorry, Anniebella, I raised my middle finger with regard to “Huff Puff.” I hope you won’t mistaken that for raising my hand.

  28. 92 anniebella
    September 23, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I heard about this Nena.

  29. 93 Nena20409
    September 23, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    If PBO’s father was not from Kenya, would the US media be covering these attacks in Nairobi, Kenya? I doubt it.

    The Constant attacks in Northern Nigeria is hardly mention in US media…..BBC and Al Jazeera, yes. The attacks in Mali hardly made news here until the French got involved.

    Now some wicked fools are using this horrific attack to scare people in US and gin up Mall attacks in US. I heard one mention the MN Mall of America. There are Somalis and Ethiopians in MN.

    • 94 jacquelineoboomer
      September 23, 2013 at 10:54 pm

      You may be right, but usually they just go for whatever is the latest shiny object.

      Please make all of it stop. The media has collectively gone nuts.

      • 95 nathkatun7
        September 24, 2013 at 12:27 am

        ” The media has collectively gone nuts.”

        That’s the absolute TRUTH, JOB!

      • 96 nathkatun7
        September 24, 2013 at 12:39 am

        JOB, it’s plainly clear that tabloid journalism has completely taken over the U.S. media! I really don’t envy President Obama! Put yourself in President Obama’s shoes. How in the world can you effectively govern a diverse country like the United States when you have to deal with an insane opposition party and an equally insane media; both of which hate you so much and are determined to do what ever it takes to destroy you? One of the reasons I admire President Obama so much is his ability to remain sane and focused despite the fact that all his enemies have left no stone unturned in their relentless struggle to try to destroy him.

        • 97 jacquelineoboomer
          September 24, 2013 at 1:23 am

          With you a hundred percent on all that, nath. I shall say an extra prayer for President Obama tonight, asking God to give him strength for all he must go through on our behalf!

    • 98 theo67
      September 23, 2013 at 11:00 pm

      Last night, I heard them “reporting” that some of the attackers might be American, that malls in America might be attacked – then they announced that there were no facts to suggest any of these things, though. It was despicable.

      • 99 jacquelineoboomer
        September 23, 2013 at 11:08 pm

        Yes, we’re all DOOMED, and therefore we must (1) give up shopping at malls, and (2) give up Obamacare. More details to follow.

  30. September 23, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Answered Kurt’s rhetorical question as succinctly as possible ….

  31. 102 globalcitizenlinda
    September 23, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Am I over-thinking it or does PBO’s UN schedule appear to have more gaps than usual (during the annual UN meeting).

    If my impression of “gaps” is correct then the suspicion is that PBO and the rest of Team Obama have left a chunk of time for off-the-record meetings.

    Ps: Anyone remember that UN meeting when PBO & FLOTUS hosted and posed for photos with so many world leaders?
    the video was interesting to watch and I felt so sorry for their hands when all handshakes were completed?

    • 103 jacquelineoboomer
      September 23, 2013 at 10:51 pm

      I remember, I believe, when they were hosting world leaders and their spouses, who’d all arrive individually by car for the evening event and be greeted by PBO and FLOTUS?

    • September 23, 2013 at 10:54 pm

      Yes, Linda, I remember that to which you refer and I also think you are correct that this particular moment in world history requires our President to have as much private time as possible to interact with various folk!!!!

      • 105 carolyn
        September 23, 2013 at 11:19 pm

        Bob…..wouldn’t your plan and strategy for liability insurance for gun sellers and gun owners be a boon to the insurance business? Could they be a target for your ideas, then get their lobbyists busy to push this through?

        I believe the important word in the above from Bob is “private”……no interference from the supposed 4th estate to mess things up…..like that surprise meeting with Putin that surprised the media.

    • September 23, 2013 at 11:22 pm

      I think you got UNGA mixed up with a different meeting that PBO & FLOTUS hosted. THE UNGA is not an America-hosted event, but UN’s. That’s why PBO is being invited as a guest of Ban Ki Moon’s luncheon tomorrow.

      Last year PBO did not schedule any meeting with any leaders just so he’d not fall into any traps with Bibi or anybody in the run-up to the elections.

    • 107 idon
      September 24, 2013 at 1:25 am

      Always remember the Somali pirates.

  32. 109 idon
    September 24, 2013 at 12:11 am

    A BIG THANK YOU CHIPSTICKS! for the Obamacare links. I almost fell over when I saw that my health is now going to cost less than cable. I no longer have cable but you get my drift, right? Also, I pretty much RT’d every tweet. I’m going to put the WH and your link on FB page.


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