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Ukraine crisis in tweets

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  1. 1 Judith Fardig
    March 4, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    You are doing a fantastic job keeping reliable information rolling into TOD!

  2. March 4, 2014 at 1:30 pm
  3. March 4, 2014 at 1:30 pm
  4. March 4, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Russian TV anchor is sent to Crimea by her bosses after she says the country’s behavior in Ukraine is ‘wrong’ during live broadcast

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2573136/Russian-TV-anchor-says-countrys-behaviour-Ukraine-wrong-live-broadcast-sent-Crimea-bosses.html#ixzz2v1JyFmCA

    Will be interesting to see what Ms Martin has to say once she’s in Crimea …

    Everyone here, of course, knows that RT is funded by the Kremlin.

  5. 14 joyfulmeme
    March 4, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    PBO and team are firing on all cylinders today. Kerry in Kiev, Obama addressing budget and speaking on Russia, and the economic team presenting details of budget during today’s press conference. The right will have difficulty on what to attack today. The President is the only one in Washington who is actually working.

  6. March 4, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    We are currently on the cusp of developing an alternative to the two-state domination we saw during the Cold War and the unipolar dream of the neo-cons. What is possible is what some have called a multipolar world that President Obama described this way during his 2009 speech in Cairo.
    Getting there will require us to reject the right wing’s efforts to suggest this represents “weakness” and the left wing’s knee-jerk assumptions about sinister motives.

    • 16 jackiegrumbacher
      March 4, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      Perfect comment, PF. Change we can believe in is happening in the world under the very noses of the Republicans and the media and they are too blind to see it. The Cold War–Us vs Them–mentality suited these backward political and communications institutions to a tee because it was all about win or lose between two opponents. It takes a more subtle and mature mind to understand what a multi-polar world means and to act in it. President Obama is too far over their heads for them to understand what’s going on. All they can do is look at the old game, see he’s not playing it and criticize him. Even though PBO has long since left the old stuff behind, its the only thing the media and the GOP know, so they think he’s being incompetent when he’s actually being brilliant.

    • 17 Bill R.
      March 4, 2014 at 2:08 pm

      As an undergraduate at the height of the cold war in the 60s, I was a political science major specializing in international relations. In one of my classes as a project I constructed an alternative model of international relations moving from a bipolar world to a multipolar world. At this stage we finally have a president who is acting on that model and using it to promote peace in our world. GWB was a neocon who saw the world was a unipolar US dominated reality where invasions and regime change could be undertaken with impunity. Didn’t work out so well. The U.S. is not a world dictator, nor should it be. PBO is really moving us toward legitimizing and acting within a new pattern of multi polar collaboration.

      • March 4, 2014 at 2:38 pm

        You were well ahead of your time, Bill!!!

        And – “PBO is really moving us toward legitimizing and acting within a new pattern of multi polar collaboration.”

        Precisely and that is what is driving the #NEOCONSTERS nuts.

        It could not be more fitting or timely that he has both Bibi and Putin’s misbehavior in plain view, in the same week, for the entire international community to see, and for that same community to be witnessing him lead the world in an entirely new direction.

        #TrustBarack

        Yes We Can

  7. March 4, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Pres Obama at Powell Elementary School earlier today.

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  8. March 4, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    “But really, you see, this isn’t about Social Security, Medicare, or the broader social safety net. It’s about constantly instilling fear in the hearts of those who will listen, and especially those who can be easily manipulated to part with their money.”..

  9. March 4, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Ruslana awarded International Women of Courage Award by FLOTUS as a Euromaidan volunteer & people’s artist of Ukraine

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    • 23 japa21
      March 4, 2014 at 2:19 pm

      I see this as providing Putin with an out and giving him time to act sanely. If he doesn’t take it, then the clamps will be put on.

      • March 4, 2014 at 2:26 pm

        another example of how the world is very much interdependent

      • March 4, 2014 at 2:27 pm

        Unfortunately, sanity + Putin don’t seem likely right now……..

        • March 4, 2014 at 2:32 pm

          After that ‘press conference’ he held today, as I noted in the previous thread:

          “That press conference should have scared the poop out of everyone. You’ve got a delusional megalomaniac (think John McCain) with his finger on the nuke button. Until we see unimpeachable evidence that Vlad has put his troops in their barracks and gotten his butt into serious bilateral discussions with Ukraine’s leadership and the International Community, we have zero reasons to be relieved.”

          • 27 jacquelineoboomer
            March 4, 2014 at 3:12 pm

            Thank you for the John McCain comparison. Totally agree. And it is all frightening. Thank God President Obama is the one in the White House.

            • 28 SUE DUVALL SMITH
              March 4, 2014 at 3:28 pm

              DITTO FROM HERE….MCCAIN AND CRONIES HAVE ALWAYS HAD THEIR FINGERS ON THE BUTTON…ALL BUSH’S ‘BANG-BANG’ BOYS! FORTUNATELY WE HAVE A PRESIDENT IN THE WHITEHOUSE WHO KNOWS WHAT BRAINS ARE FOR AND HOW TO USE THEM!

      • March 4, 2014 at 2:29 pm

        Yep. They are all graciously striving to have #TzarVlado steer his horsey away from the cliff.

        • 31 jacquelineoboomer
          March 4, 2014 at 3:13 pm

          I prefer to think of horsey as unicorn, in that otherworldly way Putin has about him.

  10. 32 donna dem 4 obama
    March 4, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    On a lighter note :)

    • March 4, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      I am old enough to remember them.

      • 34 jacquelineoboomer
        March 4, 2014 at 3:17 pm

        I am old enough to remember when they first arrived in our homes, and some of us had “party lines.”

        • 35 japa21
          March 4, 2014 at 3:19 pm

          Same here. Could listen in on some juicy conversations if you worked it right.

        • 37 jackiegrumbacher
          March 4, 2014 at 4:03 pm

          Yep, JOB, because before the ‘modern’ rotary dial, you picked up the phone (always black) and the operator put through the number you wanted. The operator also called the police or firefighters and looked up numbers for you.

          • 38 jacquelineoboomer
            March 4, 2014 at 4:06 pm

            I don’t think I remember the operator’s placing the call … think we had the rotary dial. But who knows!

            Followed, of course, by the pink “Princess” phones!

  11. 39 donna dem 4 obama
    March 4, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    THIS is heart wrenching!!!!!

    “Washington is wrangling with whether to extend long-term unemployment benefits, which ran out in North Carolina in July and in the other 49 states in late December as discussed in Monday’s Outlook column. But the financial pressures facing many Americans are much more complex than the Washington debate. The Wall Street Journal contacted a number of unemployed workers who are trying to sell things on Craigslist. Here are some of their stories.”

  12. 42 donna dem 4 obama
    March 4, 2014 at 2:35 pm
  13. 43 dotster3
    March 4, 2014 at 2:37 pm
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  16. March 4, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    “But as a matter of movement-building, the repeated refusal to recognize us for the electoral force that we are leaves us feeling disconnected from an organization that relies on us to deliver reproductive rights victories, but rarely gives us credit for doing so”. So where is our recognition? Where is the campaign strategy that centers our concerns? Where is the voter education model that emphasizes the unique importance to women of color of issues beyond abortion and birth control? Where are the NARAL Pro-Choice America candidate score cards that include candidates’ positions on, for example, voter ID laws?

  17. March 4, 2014 at 2:58 pm
  18. 58 57andfemale
    March 4, 2014 at 3:12 pm
  19. 59 japa21
    March 4, 2014 at 3:17 pm
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  21. 62 57andfemale
    March 4, 2014 at 3:23 pm
  22. 63 57andfemale
    March 4, 2014 at 3:25 pm
  23. 64 jacquelineoboomer
    March 4, 2014 at 3:38 pm
  24. 65 Nerdy Wonka
    March 4, 2014 at 3:41 pm
  25. 67 JER
    March 4, 2014 at 3:45 pm
  26. 68 Linda
    March 4, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    The Washington, D.C. City Council on Tuesday passed a bill that would decriminalize marijuana possession in small amounts by a 10-to-1 vote, according to NBC Washington.

    The measure replaces penalties for possessing up to one ounce of marijuana with a $25 fine. It also maintains penalties for smoking pot in public, even though an earlier version of the bill removed those penalties as well, according to NBC.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/dc-marijuana-decriminalized-passed

  27. 69 Nerdy Wonka
    March 4, 2014 at 3:51 pm
  28. 70 Linda
    March 4, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I would not be sad if Krystal Ball and Abby Huntsmann both find new jobs……

  29. 72 Nerdy Wonka
    March 4, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    YES! I am here for this. Comic book nerds/lovers unite! Especially with the young X-Men cast they have and are playing; James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender. Now that, I would see.

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  31. 75 Nerdy Wonka
    March 4, 2014 at 3:58 pm
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  33. 78 jacquelineoboomer
    March 4, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Well, a quick roll around the “news” channels, and I see CNN’s prime ambulance chaser Anderson Cooper is now in Kiev. So, there ya go. Everybody else can go home.

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    • 86 anniebella
      March 4, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      Hay Johnny how was your day? What did you do in school today? I sat with President Obama. For real, yes mom look here’s the picture.

  38. March 4, 2014 at 4:31 pm
  39. 89 Linda
    March 4, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    A recent study conducted by a coupons website (yes, a coupons website) found that 11 percent of Americans thought HTML was a sexually transmitted disease, according to The Los Angeles Times. So let’s be clear. HTML, also known as hypertext markup language, is not an STD. It is a standardized markup language used to create web pages.

    The study, conducted by Vouchercloud.net and involving 2,392 adult participants, also found that 77 percent of respondents could not identify what SEO (search-engine optimization) means, 27 percent of respondents thought a gigabyte was an insect found in South America, and 15 percent thought “software” was comfortable clothing.

    —-

  40. 92 57andfemale
    March 4, 2014 at 4:51 pm
  41. 94 donna dem 4 obama
    March 4, 2014 at 4:52 pm
  42. 95 CEB
    March 4, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    From international crisis, to domestic financial proposals (budget) to elementary school kids and all of the million and one daily duties that are not reported, to being a loving, supportive husband and involved father of teenage girls, all in one day, whew! How does PBO manage all of this with energy, grace, humor and heart? Everyday I feel so blessed that he is president, especially after the long nightmare of the Dubya years.

  43. 96 Linda
    March 4, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Finally.

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas House has voted to continue the state’s compromise Medicaid expansion, sending the governor legislation that will keep alive a program that’s extended health coverage to nearly 94,000 people.

    The House voted 76-24 Tuesday to reauthorize funding for the “private option” program that uses federal Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for low-income residents. Arkansas was the first state to win federal approval for such a model, an alternative to expanding Medicaid under the federal health care law.

  44. March 4, 2014 at 5:00 pm
  45. March 4, 2014 at 5:03 pm
    • 104 57andfemale
      March 4, 2014 at 5:11 pm

      “Put simply, there is not now a bigger fake in national politics than Paul Ryan, who went to high school and college on my dime — You’re welcome, dickhead. — who’s never had a real adult job outside of government and/or wingnut welfare, and who nonetheless believes that government money blunts the work ethic of everybody except him.”

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  46. 105 donna dem 4 obama
    March 4, 2014 at 5:11 pm
  47. 106 Linda
    March 4, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    CNN is playing on their table tip map. I am waiting for them to bring out the tiny green plastic soldiers and tanks

  48. 107 donna dem 4 obama
    March 4, 2014 at 5:31 pm
  49. 109 donna dem 4 obama
    March 4, 2014 at 5:35 pm

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