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A Tweet Or Two

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Duck Dynasty’s #1 scumbag is going to be pissed. :lol:

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160 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. 7 whatisworking
    December 19, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    First – yah

    • 9 vcprezofan2
      December 19, 2013 at 6:32 pm

      Woot! Lots of people pushing through the door at the same time! :grin: Very nice to see you in the rush WiW!

  2. 10 Vicki
    December 19, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Repeal is NOT going to happen. Period.

  3. December 19, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Thank yoooooooooou UT – another one of those days: went out for 10 minutes, got home after 1,000,005 :???:

  4. 21 MightyPamela
    December 19, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    So.

  5. December 19, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Congrats on 1st majiir!! Looks like WiW, Vicki & VC came through the door with you :D

    Lots of good tweets today, UT :)

    Here’s something many of you may not have seen ….

    BTW, Senator Reid is definitely freaking out GOP Senators :)

    #FORWARD

    • 23 Layla
      December 19, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      What is he doing Bob, may I ask

      • 24 Layla
        December 19, 2013 at 6:44 pm

        Sorry Bob, just went back to the last thread and saw your note. I am presuming that Senator Reid scheduling votes into Sat evening is the reason for the freak out.

        • December 19, 2013 at 6:50 pm

          That’s funny, Layla. I thought you were asking about the fella pictured in the tweet :D :D

          Yes, Senator Reid is not in any way conceding to the attempts by Republicans to halt the approval of nominees. What he is thereby also doing is enabling Republicans to do really stupid stuff, politically and on record – like refusing to extend UI benefits, voting to KILL the Defense Programs Bill, allowing wind tax credits to expire when a simple unanimous consent (taking less time than for me to type this) would have allowed the extension … and on and on and on and on …. hurtful, dangerous acts against the people of the United States.

          Lots of youtube gold for Dems in 2014.

          Yes We Can

          • 26 yardarm756
            December 19, 2013 at 7:59 pm

            I hope all the Senators finished their Christmas shopping. :-D

          • 31 Obama Grandmama
            December 19, 2013 at 10:59 pm

            First the Republicans drag out voting on the nominations after blocking them for an unprecedented time. Harry Reid goes nuclear with the rules to avoid the blockage. Mitch McConnell pledges to get back for this terrible decision to change the rules. So now that dragging out the nominations the GOP has decided the UI vote should be done in leu of finishing the nonessential nominations. More obstruction. Pretty lame.

      • December 19, 2013 at 6:45 pm

        “A tough soldier

        A short old man stands alone in a crowd of protesters. He doesn’t join any of the chat groups on Maidan and doesn’t walk around much. Instead, Oleksiy Kushnirchuk stands motionlessly, his back very straight and attentively catches every word coming from the stage.

        When asked how old he is, Kushnirchuk replies, “Not so old yet. Just 85.” Kushnirchuk came to EuroMaidan on Dec. 18 from the village of Kosmach, in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, leaving behind his sick wife and a family of three children and seven grandchildren.

        He spends every day on Independence Square, then goes off to sleep in a cold bus. He doesn’t complain. During his adolescence, Kushnirchuk spent 2.5 years in the ranks of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), a paramilitary army that operated during World War II and fought against the Nazis, the Soviet Union and other enemies of Ukraine’s independence.

        Kushnirchuk says he fears nothing since the day he found the dead body of his sister, killed by Soviet security officers.

        “I become very angry when I hear about the customs union because it’s like a new Soviet Union, where we were treated as slaves for 70 years,” Kushnirchuk says, rapping out every word. ”

        ———-
        He’s just one of several Ukrainians featured in the story, Layla.

        • 33 Layla
          December 19, 2013 at 6:51 pm

          You Mr Bob are just the sweetest thing! TY for the story. I was really asking why the GOP senators were freaking out but I think I got this.

    • 34 majiir
      December 19, 2013 at 6:56 pm

      Thanks, Bobfr!

  6. 35 Vicki
    December 19, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I didn’t understand something on the last thread. Did the GOP agree to vote on the Presiden’t nominees or not?

    • December 19, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      Vicki, they can’t stop the votes. All they can do is force the full interval of debate time which is what they are doing. Senator Reid is bringing all the nominations he has scheduled to a vote. Some tonight at 1115p ET and tomorrow. The Yellen vote is scheduled for either 6 or 630p ET tomorrow.

      • 37 Vicki
        December 19, 2013 at 6:48 pm

        That’s what I thought. The confusion was the tweet that said contradictory things. I’ll go reread the Reid tweet about first the GOP this and then the GOP that. or something.

        Then there were 11 nominations and now the talk is about 4. Naturally I’d like the senate to be in permanent session until PBO gets whatever he needs.

      • December 19, 2013 at 8:06 pm

        Correction: the Yellen vote is now scheduled for 6p ET Saturday.

    • December 19, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      Who knows what the schedule will wind up being, but this is the latest:

      WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic-led U.S. Senate set debate to begin on Friday on President Barack Obama’s nomination of Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve, with confirmation expected on Saturday.
      Democrats had hoped to confirm on Yellen on Thursday or Friday, and then adjourn for the year. But they failed to get a time agreement with Republicans to speed up the process.
      Regardless, Yellen, now the Fed’s vice chair, is expected to be confirmed with bipartisan support to replace Ben Bernanke, whose term expires next month.
      A senior Democratic aide said that unless a time agreement is suddenly reached, the Senate would begin consideration at close to midnight EST on Thursday (0500 GMT Friday) of Alejandro Mayorkas as deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, the first of four of Obama’s pending nominees.
      Under a tentative schedule and working around the clock, the Senate would vote to confirm Mayorkas before dawn on Friday, followed later in the day by John Koskinen to head the Internal Revenue Service and Brian Davis to be a federal judge in Florida.
      The confirmation vote on Yellen is expected to occur at about 6 p.m. on Saturday (2300 GMT), the aide said.

      http://news.yahoo.com/u-senate-may-vote-yellen-rare-saturday-session-195553333–business.html

  7. December 19, 2013 at 6:38 pm

  8. 44 Nena20409
    December 19, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Good Evening TODable TODers ;)

    We have 4, count them FOUR Gold medalists this evening namely:

    Majiir, Whatisworking, VC and Vicki.

    Congratulations :!:

  9. 45 Nena20409
    December 19, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Bette Midler is so funny.

    • 46 99ts
      December 19, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      Also, too – very thoughtful and gets the tone exactly right. I shall be laughing for days about the interview in the 747.

  10. 47 Nena20409
    December 19, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    VP Biden was right on target. Imagine is any TBGOPer is ever questioned on their records as GOOD Journalists could? But in US, what we have is No Longer Journalism.

  11. 48 dotster3
    December 19, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    A 39 yr. old Illinois man whose sentence was commuted today by President Obama—–was sentenced to life for a non-violent drug offense he committed when he was 17 yrs. old.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-obama-orders-release-of-man-jailed-for-life-for-nonviolent-crime-at-17-20131219,0,1910583.story

  12. 49 whatisworking
    December 19, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    So Hello Everyone

    My name is Linda and I used to post here all the time. I have been busy working and doing OFA stuff so I rarely post. That should change now than I am done teaching until August.

    I also like to organize information. I have been making a page that will list all the 2014 races where we can make a difference.

    I have made a humble beginning at this page

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2013/12/2014-democratic-candidates-for-house.html

    I have a fairly good list of close races in the house but could use advice and suggestions for races in the Senate, Governors, etc.

    The idea is to have one spot we can go to to find information on Dems who are challenging vulnerable GOP candidates and also list Dems ho are vulnerable and need out support.

    I will list the Dem candidate’s name, website, donation site, and place folks can volunteer to help their campaign.

    http://www.whatisworking.com/2013/12/2014-democratic-candidates-for-house.html

    • 50 vcprezofan2
      December 19, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      Welcome, Linda. My name is VC (and knowing you are a hard worker, I’m very happy to see you here today and happy to hear you are on a teaching break). ;)

    • 51 cookemom
      December 19, 2013 at 7:22 pm

      Hello Linda!!! Thank you for your awesome hard work. I really appreciate the ‘walking the walk’ you do.

    • December 19, 2013 at 7:35 pm

      Fantastic idea and a much needed resource, Linda. I’m going to bookmark this page and will help out if I run across any info that would add to your list. Thank you!

    • December 19, 2013 at 7:54 pm

      Hi Linda!! Good to see you and thank you for all the incredible work you have been doing for OFA and for everyone who visits your website to mine the excellent resources you continue to compile.

      #FORWARD Together!!

    • December 19, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      Linda,

      You provide such a valuable service.

      Thank you for everything that you do. I hope that OFA is aware of what you’ve compiled.

      I’ve posted this before, but it bears repeating (from Feb 2013):

      * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

      Vulnerable Republicans Side With Dems to Reauthorize VAWA
      Every single voting House Republican from a district President Obama won last November supported the bill… Rep.Gary Miller, R-Calif., was absent, but his other 15 colleagues from Obama territory all voted yes. GOP Reps. Mike Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania and Peter King of New York, who represent the two districts Romney won most narrowly, also voted for the VAWA reauthorization.

      Here are the 16 House Republicans from districts Obama carried in 2012:

      CA Jeff Denham, David Valadao, and Gary Miller
      CO Mike Coffman
      FL Bill Young and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
      IA Tom Latham
      MN John Kline and Erik Paulsen
      NV Joe Heck
      NJ Frank LoBiondo Jon Runyan
      NY Michael Grimm, Christopher Gibson
      VA Scott Rigell
      WA Dave Reichert

      * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
      Bill Young passed away this year, and Tom Latham announced he won’t seek re-election next year.

      For whatever reason, the URL that was posted in Feb no longer works (at least on my machine).

      http://www.nationaljournal.com/blogs/hotlineoncall/2013/02/vulnerable-republicans-side-with-dems-to-reauthorize-vawa-28

    • 56 jacquelineoboomer
      December 19, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      We haven’t forgotten you, WiW aka Linda – or your many contributions!!

    • 57 a4alice
      December 19, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      Ha! There you are! Good to see you Linda. So glad you are out there – you are TIRELESS in your efforts! w00t! :-)

  13. December 19, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Saw on the previous thread that Terry McAuliffe wants to assume McDonnell’s old nickname, “Gov Vaginal Probe.”

    What could he be thinking? He’s always been the smarmiest of the smarmy, but he’s an HRC PUMA — can’t believe that either Hillary or Chelsea would think this is a good idea.

  14. 59 Don
    December 19, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Very interesting that President Obama pardoned 8 people today, among them were several convicted crack dealers. I wonder what will those that say President Obama doesn’t pardon people?

    • 60 Layla
      December 19, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      ummmm they will say he is not pardoning enough people!

    • 61 Vicki
      December 19, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      First steps in ending the rascist war on drugs and maybe eventually ending the Prisons For Profit looting shenanigans of rich people against the rest of us.

      • 62 99ts
        December 19, 2013 at 7:07 pm

        Hard to believe that governments are out sourcing prisons – another way to make money out of crime – and for govts to absolve themselves of any responsibility for the ghastly conditions in so many prisons.

        • 63 Vicki
          December 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm

          immigrants and drug users are “bed occupiers’ and thus treated as little more than units, numbers on balance sheets existing to produce profit for our insane Corporate profiteering system

    • 64 globalcitizenlinda
      December 19, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      they will still find something to whine about

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  17. 74 anniebella
    December 19, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    What time will the First Family be leaving for their Christmas vacation in Hawaii tomorrow? Do anyone know? Remember POTUS will be on Steve Harvey show tomorrow.

    • 75 Lovepolitics2008
      December 19, 2013 at 9:22 pm

      Since republicans are doing their usual shenanigans in the Senate, seems President will have, once again, to delay his departure for Hawaï. He will not leave before the Senate finishes its job.

  18. December 19, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Greetings all and sundry!

    I can’t tell you how good it feels to feel human again. My cold is mostly done, just a little bit of sniffles.

    Today I spent most of my day at our youth service’s holiday potluck. Towards the end we went around the table and said why we were glad to be children’s librarians.

    Now, I’ve been thinking about jumping ship. Another local Los Angeles library has a position which has piqued my interest. But I don’t know if I’d be happier there. It’d eventually be more money, but I love working with my kids.

    And today’s potluck reminded me of that. I know I need to advance my career, or should at any rate, but will that make me happier?

    Anyway, just some thoughts before Christmas.

    • 77 99ts
      December 19, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      Years ago, I took the promotion and the money – because ego, status, things, whatever – and my working life turned me into a misery – ended up retiring way early because I hated it so much. Mr 99 on the other hand, did an early mid life crisis, completely swapped careers – got to a level where he loved the work & refused any suggestions of a “management position” & is still working (& supporting us both).

      It really does need much thought and discussion with family.

    • 78 jacquelineoboomer
      December 19, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      LL – Whatever you decide, remember you are taking YOU with you! If you move to the other library, you will bring your enthusiasm and exuberance with you … so that, if those qualities aren’t already running rampant when you get there, they will be after you’re around for a while and it rubs off on the others. I took several promotions in my career and used to think “one day they’ll know I can’t do this,” or wonder if I’d like them at all, and then I found out I could whistle while I worked, so to speak, wherever I went! You’ll pick up what you need to know when you get there, and will look back on your hesitation with a chuckle.

      Or you could just stay where you are, money isn’t everything, the kids you mention and your library setting seem ideal. You could just extend that happiness.

      Can you tell I’m a Libra?

  19. 79 hopefruit2
    December 19, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    The “Duck dynasty” are a bunch of billionaires putting on a fake “country redneck” act.

    • 80 amk for obama
      December 19, 2013 at 8:37 pm

      I just read on bbc that these nutters are millionaires in real life but play a bunch of redneck yahoos in some creepy “reality show” and yet have something like 11 millions viewers? No wonder the tundra twit, limpaughs and pox news thrive in ‘murka.

    • December 19, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      And, I managed not to call her “Ms Greenspan” – a problem I have in that these two insufferable fakers Andrea Mitchell and Barbara Walters are interchangeable twits in my brain :)

  20. 82 dotster3
    December 19, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    As it turns out, Duck Dynasty guys are a bunch of frauds——just a few years ago a fam of preppies—–beards are phonies, so are the Duck Dynasty hater dudes….

    • 83 COS
      December 19, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      OMG, they are real fakes just like sister Sara. I never watched that show and I do no plan to watch.

    • 86 Layla
      December 19, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      They look like the Romney boys!

      • 87 anniebella
        December 19, 2013 at 7:50 pm

        Is that Queen Ann in the middle with the Romney boys.

        • 88 carolyn
          December 19, 2013 at 8:16 pm

          Wonder how Barbara W feels now……..she was fooled too….calling them “fascinating”…..love it that so many self important people were conned!

          On another note…if any of you are interested in reading a new Kennedy book over the holidays, I just finished one, published this year. The title is: “These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie” by Christopher Andersen. I learned a lot in reading this book, and it touched my emotions too. One thing I learned is that JFK was a much sicker man than we were ever told…..more than his back, more than his Addison’s…..but Jackie said he never complained. Also, some intriguing inside stuff about the Cuban missile crisis and other events. Heartrending about the birth and death of their son Patrick in 1963. Well written, and resources are also given, which I appreciated very much. This is not second hand hearsay.

  21. December 19, 2013 at 7:21 pm

  22. 91 vcprezofan2
    December 19, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Live Feed –>> I can’t tell when this was, but the vehicle is still visible – a bus accident in Corona, CA

    http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  23. 98 dotster3
    December 19, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    I just think this is hysterical—–what a hoax they pulled on everyone—-people were believin’ that they were these bearded, rugged redneck hunters—–they were millionaire beach boys…..

    • 99 anniebella
      December 19, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      Ha! Ha! Ha!

    • 100 Nena20409
      December 20, 2013 at 8:20 am

      Many in the Deep South seem to love to be deceived by Rich folks pretending to be poor and ignorant? The guy who is a comic and calls himself a redneck, a few Country musicians, Paula Dean, etc put on these acts and make millions.

  24. 101 globalcitizenlinda
    December 19, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    other than shaming them and asking students/young people to take all that is being offered by the ” Young people don’t enroll in ObamaCare rightwingers, have there been any efforts to directly confront the Koch Bros and those conservative groups?

    If anyone has some feedback on these two possible course of actions we are exploring, then please give share it:

    (a) ask young people to delete the personal information on their medical bills and send them to these groups as a claim demanding compensation for asking them to not but insurance

    (b) students/young people collectively arguing the FTC or Consumer Protection Bureau or DOJ to sue these groups for false advertising – given that other organizations/companies that provide false medical information are routinely sued on behalf of the general public

    thanks

    • December 19, 2013 at 8:19 pm

      Choice “b” would be where I’d focus and I’d suggest you contact Secretary Sebelius, Senators Warren, Boxer & Cantwell and ask their assistance, as well as, contacting Jon Carson at OFA in case they have any plans.

    • December 19, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      I am skeptical of MSM reporting that “young people don’t want medical insurance.”

      If you’re taking a poll, let’s separate out men from women. It might be true of young men, but women have a monthly reminder of health care needs and if they are sexually active, first-hand knowledge of the importance of family planning. Young mothers are acutely aware of how important they are to their young children.

      So I’m sure any MSM “polls” on this subject are mostly among young men.

  25. December 19, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I’m going to be tweeting the daylights out of the #Obamacare deadline and other supporting info. Monday is the deaden to be covered January 1.

  26. 114 hopefruit2
    December 19, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Charlie Brown Christmas now on ABC.

  27. 116 amk for obama
    December 19, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Wow. when I posted the Obamacare nos. a few hours back, the private regn was at 920 K. Now it is 970 K? 50 K in just 7 hours???

    I must be dreaming. wake up, wake up, amk.

  28. 124 amk for obama
    December 19, 2013 at 8:22 pm

  29. 125 amk for obama
    December 19, 2013 at 8:22 pm

  30. 126 amk for obama
    December 19, 2013 at 8:23 pm

  31. 130 hopefruit2
    December 19, 2013 at 8:33 pm

  32. December 19, 2013 at 8:41 pm

  33. 132 dotster3
    December 19, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    I see Roger Simon is tweeting that he’s seeing twitter hints (for whatever that’s worth) that PBO will have press conf. tomorrow. We shall see.

    • 133 anniebella
      December 19, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      Then he and the First Family will take off in AirForce-1 to Hawaii.

    • 134 vcprezofan2
      December 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm

      I think it was Nena who pointed out somewhere earlier that PBO has done a Christmas speech every year since 2009, so there is every expectation he’ll do one tomorrow (or before he goes on vacay).

    • 141 Vicki
      December 19, 2013 at 9:11 pm

      I hope that it is true that PBO will have a press conference tomorrow.
      On the other hand I hope it is not true that the GOP Senators will be going home as soon as they pass the Defense bill.
      Apparently these losers will go home and not vote since they can’t stop the nominations from going through.
      If this is accurate we will see Democrats only in DC voting for Janet Yellen and the others.

      • 142 Lovepolitics2008
        December 19, 2013 at 9:32 pm

        Oh yeah, that will really help them. NOT. That stunt will make news, and Americans don’t like sore losers.

        Question: If republicans are not there, can democrats pass other legislation, like an extension of the UE benefits ?

  34. 143 amk for obama
    December 19, 2013 at 8:45 pm

  35. December 19, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    FYI – This is for the protection of U.S. citizens and property:

  36. December 19, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    • 147 Nena20409
      December 20, 2013 at 8:31 am

      I seriously Do Not get this senator.

      After Scott Brown won Ted Kennedy’s seat, I called Mr Menedez’s office and his staff were not even sure that he was then the Head of Senate Dem Recruitment and getting them elected. The guy got into the senate as a replacement holder to replace a NJ Dem flamboyant senator who was riddled in some scandal. Menendez was in the House then and his Main worry was could he win statewide as a Cuban-American in NJ. He won later in 2006. He voted for the Iraq war. The guy has issues.

  37. 148 hopefruit2
    December 19, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    • 149 jacquelineoboomer
      December 19, 2013 at 9:23 pm

      This seems appropriate, for those mofos. Don’t let the door hit ya in the …

    • 156 Nena20409
      December 20, 2013 at 8:12 am

      Morning TODable Community. I can’t sleep.

      Glenn Beck has already offered them a job. And There are Cable networks for Farming and sports like the one that hired Palin……these people have already a network lined up and watch, their popularity will explode. For nothing unites these righties like HATRED and Being total Racial against people of color.

      • 157 hopefruit2
        December 20, 2013 at 8:34 am

        That’s okay, let them go on FOX News or on some obscure redneck channel – and like Palin, they will be branded as racists/bigots. They won’t be associated with mainstream. Furthermore, their little secret is already out… There are pics of them standing in front of their billionaire beach homes holding golf clubs.

  38. 158 Layla
    December 19, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Three Wise Women
    (as opposed to Three Wise Men)

    Do you know what would have happened if there had been Three Wise WOMEN instead of Three Wise MEN?

    The WOMEN would have:

    – Asked directions,
    – Arrived on time,
    – Helped deliver the baby,
    – Cleaned the stable,
    – Made a casserole, and
    – Brought practical gifts (like diapers!)


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