I could say more, and probably will, but for now, Will McAvoy speaks for me. Read the tweets starting from the bottom.
Go read Chez Pazienza’s piece here. And keep chatting.
HI LL. That was a good read
I knew I needed to frontpage the tweets and Chez’s piece when I read them.
I agree Roberta.
Am I really 1st? Woot!! :) :) :)
wtg Roberta – woot & hoot
Awesome. LL thanks for post this.
Congrats Robert In MN for your Gold.
CNN has 2 stations in US and provides the Least of News. MSNBC devotes most of it’s time to Opinions and politics. Fox does propaganda. BBC is intermittently on in Most of US markets.
With more ways to get information, most are left behind from information. Internet is great. But when truth is harder to get. Those delivering the news need to be more dedicated to Facts, accuracy and deep Content driven analysis.
In a democracy, a factually based Independent News Media is essential for Our survival.
Jay Carney is starting to look like Kenneth Branaugh.
Carney: Huckabee's 'libido' comment 'sounds offensive' trib.al/0AYrtV9 by @JTSTheHill http://t.co/0AxIdTn1l9— The Hill (@thehill) January 23, 2014
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers…
Someone followed me today with Sir Kenneth as Henry V as his avatar.
How cool is that?
I feel bad that I misspelled his name. Should be BRANAGH.
:) My daughter could recite that entire soliloquy when she was 3 years old…used to love to watch the grandparents faces….. Happy Times.
When Jay writes his book he should title it ” Stupid Questions “
Good title Linda. Here’s mine “Asked and Answered”.
Drip, drip, drip….
Hear it here first: @GovChristie quietly fired his biggest #Sandy contractor. Last day was Monday. Now what? Unclear. wnyc.org/story/christie…— Matt Katz (@mattkatz00) January 23, 2014
INVESTIGATIONS, perhaps? Hmm?
mmmmm – suddenly discovered the Sandy recovery is not going as well as he (Christie) told everyone??
From the link
HGI was being paid $68 million in fees to administer a $780 million program.
$68 million would have built a lot of houses! Christie distributed a large part of the recovery money to his corporate friends. How many NJ folks have benefitted from this money? This will be his downfall – not the bridge and probably not the mayor – but the corporate welfare
And he dares to attack teachers saying the get too much !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The link in the comments section of the article is interesting too.
Thanks! Just tweeted the link.
did you stop and read the bio of the person who sent tweet? he labels himself the “bridgegate expert” – among other eye-catching phrases
@DWStweets Sounds like too much sugar has rotted @GovMikeHuckabee's brain.— Judith fardig (@FardigJudith) January 23, 2014
Yo @Reince How exceptionally clever you are at #GOPRebranding. That #UncleSugar meme is really a clever way to halt your #WarOnWomen, NOT!— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 23, 2014
Yay Bobfr on sticking it to Reince.
I’ve been watching tweety attacking Christie (seems this will continue on MSNBC) – news flash said there may be more deaths as some cars are still under the semis
I really hate that in my world the trucking lobby won over the rail lobby (government owned is the rail) – and most transportation is now via road. Whatever is in these enormous trucks should be carried by rail – trucks may be needed for local distribution – but I found the photo of that crash obscene – given the number of trucks involved.
Congressman goes quiet, missing votes and public appearances, not answering calls or emails: abcn.ws/1g4XCTj— ABC News (@ABC) January 23, 2014
that’s the guy that brought ted nugent to the state of the union, i think. maybe he caught “cat scratch fever” and died?
Wouldn’t that be justice?
WHAT HAS BARACK OBAMA DONE WITH STEVE STOCKMAN?>— Libido Shuffle (@eclecticbrotha) January 24, 2014
I enjoyed that one too.
Good post LL!
Thanks NW for bringing Nathk’s comment over to the last thread.
Welcome back Nathk! You have been missed and get well real soon – ya hear?!!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh – I am only halfway through the last thread – today’s threads are SO full of news – it will be dinner time in my world before I get to this thread
Re-run from the end of the last thread.
Same old game! http://t.co/cSxWKsS5Fk— rbrown (@rbrown715) January 24, 2014
Richard Dreyfuss…Speaks his mind….
#ObamaCare http://t.co/cW7bftHuj4— Kasai™ (@Kahsai) January 24, 2014
He has grown elegant and even more eloquent in his aging.
Always liked Richard Dreyfuss as an actor … now I like him that much more!
thanks for highlighting this!
I wish I knew his Twitter handle – I would love to send him a note of thanks for this perspective and unconditional support for Obamacare
Thanks LL!! Hadn’t seen those tweets.
@WillMcAvoyACN We call'um #NEWSTAINERS for a reason. They are the norm in corporate controlled US media: to the detriment of our democracy.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 24, 2014
Thank you, sailor, for inspiring this ….
#SOTU: Please remember 'the American Taliban can't survive if Dorothy Cooper is allowed to vote' youtube.com/watch?feature=… cc @vj44 @PressSec— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 24, 2014
Yeah. That bit was on point.
Just finished watching the 2 seasons of Newsroom. I just love that show. Glad it is coming back for a 3rd season and final one.
There’s a lot of truth in that show for sure.
Excellent tweets, LL. Thanks for posting them. I’ve seen people use a site called Storify to put media together. You might be able to get them arranged in top down order that way at least.
I didn’t realize POTUS was speaking to the conference of mayors. That’s a very good audience for him. They are on the ground helping their people and aware of what is needed. I read an article about the conference and it sounds like the mayors get along much better then. I would love to hear the questions they have for him and his answers as well as the speech. Smith is a GOP mayor and president of the group. They are very upbeat about the economy.
US mayors' optimistic! Mayor Smith (R-Mesa, AZ) says group sees real economic growth in 2014. Immigration reform VIP. usat.ly/KIu9k1— ThisMagicalEarth (@MagicalEarth) January 23, 2014
Are GOP men charter members of the He-Man Woman Hater's Club? #UncleSugar— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) January 24, 2014
@Lib_Librarian Well, their out of control #GOPLibidos certainly are dependent on heavily Fed-subsidized #AuntieSplenda's Viagra & Cialis.— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 24, 2014
What to do? "@AJEnglish: #Ukraine: At the point of no return #euromaidan | Read more: aje.me/LYJH48”— Leslie Perrot (@leslieperrot) January 24, 2014
According to RT, the opposition leaders and Yanukovych have reached a deal. However, RT then goes on to say that the protestors are uncontrollable. But, it’s RT.
I’ve seen the reports, LL, but, as you noted in the previous thread, we need independent confirmation and that is not yet forthcoming.
I read the RT piece. The fact that they didn’t literally use the words “mad dogs” in describing the protestors was the only thing lacking.
Watched tweety discussion on Huckabee (I love that spell check prefers Huckleberry) – I know it’s obvious – and there for all to see – but GOP pundits (MJ the top example) and GOP guests CANNOT allow the other person to speak. They overtalk ALL the time – whereas the democrats allow the others to speak and then attempt to give their point of view.
This is where the media is truly shown as carrying water for the GOP. They should be turning off the mike of the person who should be listening but they enable the conduct – even if they don’t agree with it.
Policies of the Obama Administration favor: Rich 23% / Middle class 18% / Poor 25% / Treat equally 26% (CBS, 1/17-21) bit.ly/rm14lt— PollingReport.com (@pollreport) January 24, 2014
Policies of the Republicans in Congress favor: Rich 63% / Middle class 9% / Poor 3% / Treat equally 20% (CBS 1/17-21) bit.ly/rm14lt— PollingReport.com (@pollreport) January 24, 2014
I think I'll write a story. "Mike Huckabee's 'Metamorphosis'." He wakes up with a vagina.— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) January 24, 2014
A carrying gun vagina, I hope!!!!
Oh sweet Jesus, I still remember that story.
a winner layla :)
I got nothing!
Tell me about it. :)
Someone posted a picture of him, his wife, two sons and young daughter. What does he tell them…”oh honey/kids this is just daddy’s job I don’t mean any of this”. This is how Rush Limpballs started out..it was just his schtick for show business until he became his schtick and started believing his own nonsense. The so-called Reverend only wants to hold onto his teevee and radio job, because it pays a whole lot more than being president or congressman because you do have to show up in DC at least two days a week compared to a few hours a day.
If he doesn’t believe in birth control – how come he only has 3 children?
Hey, everybody can’t be like ol’ Jim Bob Dugger.
Perhaps the purity and essence of his natural fluids was compromised.
And perhaps his wife didn’t tell him about the birth control or whatever other steps were taken.
she used the time honored …Rhythm Method,,,, :lol:
Yes – I got a friend had 7 children under that system
This is wonderful news!
Latino groups launch massive voter registration drive. Goal: register 250,000 Latino voters for #midterms. mercurynews.com/elections/ci_2… #UniteBlue— ThisMagicalEarth (@MagicalEarth) January 24, 2014
….National Council of La Raza and Mi Familia Vota Education Fund on Thursday launched a new campaign to register more than 250,000 voters. Traditionally voter registration drives get going in the spring and summer before the election. By starting in January, the groups hope to top their 2012 campaign of more than 180,000 registered voters….
….De Castro said the campaign will focus on those adults who have yet to register, as well as the estimated 50,000 Latino citizens who turn 18 each month. NCLR and the union-backed Mi Familia plan to start their campaign with millions of mailers in Colorado, Nevada, Arizona and Texas, adding in in Florida and California in the spring….
Fabulous coverage of everything in the news today TOD – thank you everyone
The chit is getting so deep in New Jersey, they're going to need a bulldozer to clear a path..#SandyGate #BridgeGate #CampaignGate— patti (@utbrp) January 24, 2014
Now the Feds are looking at “Big Pussy’s” campaign records.
ummm Don…my first reaction was OMG…he used the p-word….then I thought I use the p-word in the HEAT of passion….I know that when men call each other the P-word it is not pretty….but I always thought since those very same men are trying to get some…you know…the p-word…it would be something goooood!
In this context I think Don meant the fat mob guy in Sopranos who was one of the first to swim with the fishes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AFL%E2%80%93CIO
I just got home from work, somebody please tell me that Dinesh D’ Souza didn’t get indicted for campaign fraud? Please tell me this motherfucker didn’t.
Sorry to disappoint you, Don, but yes, yes he did. We’re all in mourning.
This is getting ridiculous, all of President Obama’s enemies are falling by the wayside. This is like some Don Corleone shit.
“After the baptism, all family business will be taken care of.”
Is there nothing to which that movie cannot speak to?
“Christie, you’re nothing to me now, not a brother, not a friend, and not a Governor.”
LOL. I remember Obama hugging Christie, ,but not Bachman, Romney, McDonnell, et al……..
Be it Libya, Syria, the Ukraine ….
A guide to recognizing Nazis in #euromaidan photos: libcom.org/news/neo-nazis… Very optimistic left take on the protests anarchistnews.org/content/ukrain…— Wilbot Osterman (@WilbotOsterman) January 24, 2014
…. old John McCain has a habit of hanging with the wrong dudes ….
#euromaidan Yanuk demanded protesters to leave Grushevskogo str and then he will give the order to release arrested protesters 1/2— Inna )) (@m_mickey) January 24, 2014
#euromaidan By announcing this, he actually confessed that they have been inprisoned by his orders.2/2— Inna )) (@m_mickey) January 24, 2014
You mean RT didn’t paint a complete picture of the deal?
@GeeGeeAkili @kasinca @maddow Anti-choice opposition to abortion / contraception is about deep, unending fear of female sexuality.#Fem2— Crystal (@Crystal_Smith44) January 24, 2014
I do not think that it is about Fear…I think that it is about Power and Control…thinking that women are property…
I see a rise in carpal wrist syndrome
Agree with the power and control concept – with a dash of fear of losing both.
There was NO objection to contraception until “that guy” included it in the ACA no-copay list. It makes absolutely no sense that they continue with this. Catholic women included, the majority of women of child bearing age, married or not married, have and will use contraception.
In keeping with the theme of this thread, ICYMI (posted on earlier thread today):
Did a double-take at Justin Bieber's mugshot, thought he was Miley Cyrus without makeup: http://t.co/APi87r6rJY— J.M. (@jmichaelgilbert) January 23, 2014
A #TBT from @VJ44 with then-State Senator Obama & @FLOTUS circa 2003 → instagram.com/whitehouse #InsideSOTU, http://t.co/iBq4KrnpYM— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 24, 2014
FLOTUS looks the same after eleven years.
Yes she does 0388jojothecat.
The first rule of Libido Club: No one talks about Libido Club. #LibidoMovieLines— Liberal Librarian (@Lib_Librarian) January 24, 2014
I’ve mentioned before that I’m not Catholic, but Pope Francis seems to have a good head on his shoulders.
I know that there’s disgruntlement among Catholics because the Pope hasn’t embraced birth control and women’s issues (such as women priests) but these things take time, much like the issue of priest celebacy.
Pope Francis Declares the Internet a 'Gift From God' mashable.com/2014/01/23/pop… via @mashable— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) January 23, 2014
Women have been waiting a long time since they thought the church was going to help them in the 1960s – I understand their disgruntlement – will the church ever end the stupid in regard to birth control.
I also find it amazing that ONE man has so much power over female reproduction – we attack those in the GOP who want that power.
I think Pope Francis and Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are gifts from GOD.
I think they all arrived “on scene” just when they were needed! Total gifts from God. We shouldn’t waste them, in my opinion. We should listen and learn, because isn’t it all about our progressing as a human race?
Jojo and jacquelineoboomer, I concur. I often find myself speaking out aloud to that I must not waste the time of the Giftor for these beautiful gifts. I believe that the measure of their gifts will be used by them as carefully and as lovingly as God’s new mercies are each day. I am a student who has vowed to be a good listener and an appreciative learner to help our bothers and sisters progress in a manner that is worthy of the full capacity that God has given each of them to be their best.HZ
HANDSOME, HANDSOME, HANDSOME
Pres Obama talking w @usmayors abt working together to change cities block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood http://t.co/hFyjO6dj7R— Edwin Lee (@mayoredlee) January 23, 2014
Thank you, Bob!
YW, meta :)
I think he has a very responsive and potentially powerful audience with mayors. They work together, they get things done and they are in a position to influence state and US congresspeople as well as governors. POTUS is talking about how he can empower them with EO’s and phone calls rallying support. And aren’t the mayors impressive! Dealing with climate change on their own and other really important actions. Makes me want to learn more about this organization and individual mayors. I also noticed them standing up and filming him when he stepped up to the podium. POTUS deals with the attention so gracefully and with strength. There is no doubt he is the man in charge. If there was a Q&A session I’d like to see that. Thanks, Bob!
The Q & A sessions are always off camera to encourage candor.
Ah, that makes sense. Maybe the information will be published by the mayor group or in other ways. I just think it would be interesting, but their process of working together is what is most important. thanks, meta!
Our Knoxville mayor (D) is part of his climate change group. She has done lots of “green” work/advancements here, many of them begun and supported by Gov. Haslam when he was mayor. She ran against him, losing of course. Then he brought her into his administration and they worked very well together.
That’s a great idea. It would be great for everyone to be able to read about a consortium of mayors putting their heads together to share progress and recommendations for best practices.
CARING, CARING, CARING
yummy yummy yummy…..
kind and caring – honest and reliable – that he looks good is an added advantage :)
Last day for applications for OFA spring fellowship training Sunday, 1/26.
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LIVE NOW: An Atlas rocket is expected to launch from Cape Canaveral at 9:05 pm. – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml
9:24 PM and it’s still waiting to launch. Thanks for the tip!
They are getting the go aheads from each group. Should be soon!
Had not seen this video posted so wanted to be sure everyone sees it ….
Any doubt that President Obama intends to act irrespective of Congress ….
Yes #PresObama you've got 'a pen & a phone' youtube.com/watch?v=mut75P… & you've got us!! Let's roll. cc @VP @Pfeiffer44 @vj44 @OFA @DSCC @DCCC— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 24, 2014
And you have US!!…
indeed he does….
California exchange gets $155 million in federal money to improve service, enrollment among Latinos latimes.com/business/la-fi… #aca— Chad Terhune (@chadterhune) January 24, 2014
Little repug heads exploding
I’m watching Rachael online – should I be concerned that the US attorney inquiry is trying undermine the legislative inquiry – is this just me thinking Christie might still have friends in the US attorney’s office? Am I paranoid.
You are not alone!
Thanks Layla – now I am really worried – it seems to be happening just too quickly. I hope the legislature just carries on with its inquiry – I am so impressed with the leader of that inquiry – he gets my vote over the feds – this needs to be prosecuted by the state.
Tomorrow MJ will be using his – He didn’t break any state laws – defense.
The NJ US Attorney works for AG Holder. You do not need to be concerned.
Bob is our Ativan!
Mmmmmm good, Mmmmmm Good, a little Ativan is Mmmm good!
I used to take it to help me sleep. Now the medication that I’m on for my stuttering does the trick.
:D :D :D :D
Thank you Bob – I hope this is the right answer – but I still hope the legislative inquiry continues.
And thank you for your knowledge and explanations on international issues – another reason I read TOD for the news.
99, I have no doubt the NJ legislature will continue its investigation and that AG Holder would never allow a US Attorney to interfere in such an investigation. It’s just not how President Obama’s Administration rolls.
And, thank you for your gracious comment.
Maybe I have been too educated recently on how politics works in NJ – thanks Bob :) I have 100% trust in PBO.
Totally agree. And federal charges are worse than state charges. No concern for me – widen the hunt as far and wide as possible!
Thank you Bobfr. Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department is not playing. Do not worry 99ts and Layla. AG Holder’s team is wide awake. Trust me.HZ
An Obamacare success story: One Wisconsinite's road to comprehensive insurance coverage: owl.li/sStMk #wiunion— Jim Witkins (@jimwitkins) January 24, 2014
nath, welcome back.
arapaho – thx for twitter tip
Oh, nath is back??? Hooray!
I have always found it bad governance that people with money can overcome all and any immigration issues in ANY country in the world. As soon as someone has money to “start a business” or whatever they claim – they seem to be able to gain permanent residency with no worries. A couple of today’s events highlight this issue – which certainly happens in my country – as well as many others.
#Ukraine’s Fragile Cease-Fire Is Met With Reports of Brutality nytimes.com/2014/01/24/wor… #EuroMaidan— Sonja Jo (@Sonja_Jo) January 24, 2014
Ashton to meet with Yanukovych, Ukraine's opposition leaders kyivpost.com/content/ukrain… #EU #Ukraine #EuroMaidan— Sonja Jo (@Sonja_Jo) January 24, 2014
Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden has said he has “no chance” of a fair trial in the US and has no plans to return there.
Wow Rachel gets some interesting stories – I had forgotten how good she can be – when she stops attacking the Obama administration. No wonder her ratings are heading upwards – hope she realizes this.
And the Texas legislature wants scientific proof?? that will be a first!
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