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A Tweet or Two

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130 Responses to “A Tweet or Two”


  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    December 2, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Hi! It’s me.

  2. 30 Dudette
    December 2, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Finally!

  3. 31 amk for obama
    December 2, 2013 at 6:19 pm

  4. December 2, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    BTW UT, thanks for logrolling me yesterday on the weekly recap.

  5. 34 Dudette
    December 2, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Geeky Kewlness!

  6. 40 Bill R.
    December 2, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I hope the Immigration reform demonstrators stalk Boehner everywhere, and inhabit his nightmare dreams

  7. December 2, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    • December 2, 2013 at 6:45 pm

      Wasn’t that transcript just amazing LL, they actually friggin’ laughed.

      • December 2, 2013 at 6:49 pm

        You know, I can’t say I was the most gay-friendly person back in 1982. I was 13, after all, and subject to the same prejudices. But I definitely don’t remember laughing at people who were being decimated. It’s just a lack of compassion that I find hard to comprehend.

        When we moved out here to L.A., I started going to a Cuban doctor used by my extended family. With a straight face the told me that AIDS was God’s punishment on gays. To my regret I didn’t tell him that God was more likely to judge him for what he said than send a plague.

        Until we can expand our circle of concern we’ll be doomed to repeating the same mistakes.

        • December 2, 2013 at 7:03 pm

          —-> “Until we can expand our circle of concern we’ll be doomed to repeating the same mistakes.”

        • 48 nathkatun7
          December 2, 2013 at 9:10 pm

          “Until we can expand our circle of concern we’ll be doomed to repeating the same mistakes.”

          Thank you LL for highlighting this TRUTH! I lost three brilliant friends and and two family members (a nephew and his wife, who left two beautiful children who are now adults) to aids in the 1980s and 1990s! The ignorance surrounding aids during that time period was absolutely nauseating! I am sorry, but I will never forgive the frenzy whipped up by the so called born again Christians who preached the false doctrine “that AIDS was God’s punishment on gays.” My nephew and his wife were not gay. My nephew was infected with the HIV virus as a result of blood transfusion. He in turn infected his wife. I am so thankful that reasonable people finally wised up to realize that HIV-AIDS had absolutely nothing to do with “God’s punishment on gays.”

      • December 2, 2013 at 8:05 pm

        I was shocked when I saw this, but softened a bit when I saw the year — 1982.

        The Plague that cut down vast numbers of gay men was known only to a few back then. It became known as a death sentence later in the decade.

        One of my very good friends in high school (he’s the only person in my high school class who went to UCLA as I did, so we hung out at lot) announced he was gay (wasn’t called that then) after our senior year in high school (1971).

        He was a victim of this scourge in the late 1980s, and several gay coworkers succumbed at this time as well.’

        People who didn’t live through this awfulness – the diagnosis (just before Magic Johnson announced his positive status in the early 1990s) was truly a death sentence back then.

        I doubt that even the Reagan thugs would have been so heartess as to laugh at this plague a couple of years later.

        Not defending them at all, just wanted to provide some historical clarity for those who didn’t live through the 1980s.

  8. 51 a4alice
    December 2, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    saw that Spandan article on TPV a post or two back – great stuff! gotta sock it to the MSM

  9. 52 desertflower
    December 2, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Hi there people:) What you say you TOD Tweeters crash this party for Mr Boner:)

    http://bobcesca.thedailybanter.com/blog-archives/2013/12/the-witch-hunt-will-be-hashtagged.html

    • 53 GGail
      December 2, 2013 at 7:07 pm

      df, thanks for the link. I liked this part of the article:

      “Given the near-certainty that this strategy will prove to be yet another failure on the part of Republicans, Democrats have very little to worry about. Darrell Issa is 0 for 4 on fake scandals and there’s every indication that he’s poised to go 0 for 5. He’s out of the playoff picture.

      The bottom line is Republicans in the House are using their authority as committee chairmen to steer the debate in a certain direction for political gain. No other purpose is being served. They have no intention of amending the Affordable Care Act in good faith. This is a political campaign being waged in the name of the American people, and on the taxpayer dime, whether they like it or not.

      The next chairman of the Oversight Committee should investigate that.”

  10. 55 JER
    December 2, 2013 at 6:54 pm

  11. 61 amk for obama
    December 2, 2013 at 6:56 pm

  12. 62 hopefruit2
    December 2, 2013 at 7:20 pm

  13. 64 amk for obama
    December 2, 2013 at 7:22 pm

  14. 66 amk for obama
    December 2, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    original tweet

    • 67 Nena20409
      December 2, 2013 at 7:57 pm

      Wow. I wonder the age of the sculpture and how long ago did this happen?

    • 68 desertflower
      December 2, 2013 at 8:25 pm

      Haunting.

    • 69 Dudette
      December 2, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      This brings to mind a story told in the several books and movies about a group of slaves who chose suicide off the coast of Georgia over a life of slavery: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Igbo_Landing

      “The actual historical events pertaining to the Igbo slave escape in Dunbar Creek, and the associated myth and pathos, have inspired and influenced the works of a number of African American artists.

      Examples include Nobel laureate Toni Morrison who used the myth of the flying Africans as the basis for her novel Song of Solomon[3] and Alex Haley who retells the story in Roots.[7] The events also strongly influence the Paule Marshall novel Praisesong for the Widow, and are retold from the context of the surviving Gullah in the Julie Dash feature-length film Daughters of the Dust.[6] Other contemporary artists that allude to, or have integrated the complete tale of the Flying Africans in their work include Joseph Zobel, Maryse Conde, Jamaica Kincaid and Toni Cade Bambara.[10]“

      • December 2, 2013 at 9:59 pm

        I grew up on the island where this occurred. It is said that the wails of the dead can be heard at times. Such an emotional story and one that help me to appreciate how horrid slavery is even as a young child.

  15. 71 amk for obama
    December 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    • 72 99ts
      December 2, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      Good thing about Sullivan going behind a paywall – I haven’t seen his blog since, nor heard anything of interest about him
      Best thing about Sullivan going behind a paywall – he won’t survive longer than a year or two without external backing. The media may be collapsing but Sullivan isn’t the answer.

  16. 73 amk for obama
    December 2, 2013 at 7:34 pm

  17. 74 amk for obama
    December 2, 2013 at 7:36 pm

  18. 80 amk for obama
    December 2, 2013 at 7:37 pm

  19. 81 amk for obama
    December 2, 2013 at 7:39 pm

  20. 86 amk for obama
    December 2, 2013 at 7:49 pm

  21. 87 Dudette
    December 2, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    When you’ve got a few minutes, watch these 5 videos. Very interesting.

    • 92 forus50
      December 2, 2013 at 8:43 pm

      OMG!!! That HAS to be my most favorite “before politics” picture ever of POTUS! I would love to hear an audio narration of this picture from him; he has such a great sense of humor and there has to be something VERY interesting as to why there is a giant turtle handing on the wall. What a good looking guy. WHERE did you find this Dudette??

    • 93 Nena20409
      December 2, 2013 at 8:49 pm

      The 2nd pic two with POTUS and his Mom.

      Sweet ;)

  22. 95 Dudette
    December 2, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    So much for their “Don’t Be Evil…” motto

  23. 98 Dudette
    December 2, 2013 at 8:04 pm

  24. 99 amk for obama
    December 2, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    That NY metro train was going overspeed over the curve. Just like the one in Spain recently. As an engineer, I can think of umpteen ways to cut down the train speed automatically well before it enters a curve.

  25. 102 Dudette
    December 2, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    I totally missed this!

  26. 104 amk for obama
    December 2, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Sales on the year’s biggest shopping weekend dipped for the first time in seven years, according to the National Retail Federation.

    US consumers spent around $1.7bn less over the holiday weekend, with the average shopper spending $407.02 from Thursday to Sunday.

    That’s down from $423.55 in 2012.

    Retailers blamed stagnant wages and economic uncertainty for keeping wallets shut, as they slashed prices to lure reluctant shoppers.

    In total, the National Retail Federation estimates that US shoppers spent around $57.4bn this year, down 2.7% from $59.1bn last year.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25191657

  27. 108 Dudette
    December 2, 2013 at 8:10 pm

  28. 109 amk for obama
    December 2, 2013 at 8:12 pm

  29. 110 hopefruit2
    December 2, 2013 at 8:13 pm

  30. 113 Nena20409
    December 2, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Jay “Clark Kent” Carney at the WH presser on 12-02-13

  31. 114 Dudette
    December 2, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Check this, y’all. RW’ers on Twitter are trying to start a theme that it was “Obama and Harry Reid’s” shutdown. :roll:
    You see if if you search for “Harry Reid” and then click All for the Results.

    Oh yeh, they’re also whining about the filibuster rule change as an “abuse of power”.

    They’re mad. So sad. :-)

  32. December 2, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    re: GOP and MSM manufactured “scandals.”

    This is a nice accompaniment to Judd Legum’s tweet on the front page of this thread.

    2013 has truly been the year that the MSM and GOP have both clutched at straws, seeking non-existent “scandals” which the MSM intones in a menacing manner.

    Recall before the Vatican “scandal,” the biggest complaint that ALL MSM (30 or so outlets signed a frigging letter, led by the NYT) was that they don’t have “photography rights,” a hollow whine ignored by everyone except MSM and GOP.

    I haven’t been on twitter today. Has Kevin Madden’s comment from yesterday caused any ripples today (DF posted yesterday afternoon — Madden said that the minimum wage shouldn’t be raised because it would deny the bottom rung to Americans — WTH??? )

  33. 117 Dudette
    December 2, 2013 at 8:24 pm

  34. 118 Dudette
    December 2, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    #FORWARD

  35. 122 Dudette
    December 2, 2013 at 8:30 pm

  36. 123 amk for obama
    December 2, 2013 at 8:32 pm

  37. December 2, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Hope all of you are sending messages to Boehner ….

    … what he did today truly tarnished the Office of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives.

  38. 126 Dudette
    December 2, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Incredible!

  39. 128 anniebella
    December 2, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Will POTUS and the family be able to go on their Christmas vacation to Hawaii? I hope so.

  40. 129 Dudette
    December 2, 2013 at 8:43 pm

  41. December 2, 2013 at 8:52 pm


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