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A Tweet or Two

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90 Responses to “A Tweet or Two”


  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    March 7, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Am I?

    • March 7, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      Yes you are No Child, you are on a roll!

      • 3 jacquelineoboomer
        March 7, 2014 at 4:22 pm

        Congrats, NCLB!

        Chips – Your tweets are always spot on, but this one was to-die-for: “Lots of diversity on stage at CPAC – a large white man, two medium sized white men and one smallish white man.”

        • March 7, 2014 at 4:24 pm

          Ah, thank you Jacqueline – when I tuned in for 30 seconds today I cracked up at the ‘diversity’, you can only laugh!

          • 5 jacquelineoboomer
            March 7, 2014 at 4:25 pm

            Wow – 30 seconds – more than I’ve allowed myself to see!

            Let’s keep laughing at them, until they go away!

            • March 7, 2014 at 4:27 pm

              I should add, I turned the sound down after one second – I couldn’t bear to listen to their whiny voices!

              • 7 jacquelineoboomer
                March 7, 2014 at 4:48 pm

                Since you showed such bravery, I watched Jake Tapper on CNN, long enough to hear him announce his CPAC segment in a voice reminiscent of a carnival barker. Sick-e-ning. Then I muted Rick Perry’s speech, which is HYSTERICAL to watch without sound – all that hand-flinging and his new Harry Potter eyeglasses and all. Then Jakie showed a clip of Cruz as he annoyed McCain, then Santorum … then ENOUGH for me! Whew. #SaveYourself

                • March 7, 2014 at 4:51 pm

                  You are heroic Jacqueline! I only saw a photo of Perry today and that was more than plenty – you deserve a woman of courage award!

                  • 9 jacquelineoboomer
                    March 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm

                    Thank you! I’ll keep my eye out for the mail! :)

                    Really – check out Perry with the sound off. Too funny. And he now says he did terrible in the 2012 primary debates because he was “on pain killers.” Now that’s somebody we want as President, yes? I’ll answer my own question: NO! Not then; not now.

                    • March 7, 2014 at 5:04 pm

                      :lol: Crikey, we needed pain killers while listening to him ‘debate’, my sides needed restitching #Oooops

                    • 11 jacquelineoboomer
                      March 7, 2014 at 5:10 pm

                      :) So true! Eek. Haven’t seen him in so long, I thought he was dead. He surely hasn’t been doing anything useful for TX.

                    • March 7, 2014 at 5:22 pm

                      Busy doing his best to deny people healthcare Jacqueline, what a sparkling legacy he will leave.

                    • 13 jacquelineoboomer
                      March 7, 2014 at 5:29 pm

                      Oh, sorry, forgot about that delinquency on his part. Pretty damn sickening. Kill ‘em when they’re sick; execute them when they’re behind bars. No mercy.

                      Another guy that needs to hook up with Madame Karma.

              • 14 57andfemale
                March 7, 2014 at 4:54 pm

                Maniac Mr. 57 is actually watching this. He has to ‘know what they’re saying’. Okay……. I know enough. And stop calling me at work, railing against these monsters.

  2. 19 No Child Left Behind
    March 7, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    It looks like I am. Thank you Chips!

  3. 20 LDS
    March 7, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    You are, NCLB. Congratulations!
    Hello TOD.
    Love you, Ms. Chips!

  4. March 7, 2014 at 4:15 pm

  5. 24 yardarm756
    March 7, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Rerun from previous thread.

  6. 28 vcprezofan2
    March 7, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Chips, how would you like to try an experiment? The next time you have a ‘tweet or two’ segment, write a sentence or two before the first tweet, or put a picture. It seems to me that whenever a post starts out with tweets it takes AGES to load, whereas when you have tweets in a post (but not starting it) the load time is far more reasonable. I want to test this hypothesis, which is not really a hypothesis from my end – tweety post take FOREVER to load.

  7. March 7, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Take *that*, Wilt Chamberlain!

    Sultan Moulay Ismaïl of Morocco, “The Bloodthirsty,” reputedly sired hundreds of children and perhaps more than a 1,000. Now computer simulations suggest this could have been possible if the ruler had sex about once a day for 32 years.

    http://www.livescience.com/43661-how-sultan-sired-1000-kids.html

    • 33 No Child Left Behind
      March 7, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      LL, I am happy that I didn’t live in Morocco or in the time of the Sultan. What a man! He must think that he was a demi-god.

      Congratulations to your Missus (from your statement on the previous post). I also have a friend who has just gotten a job for $98k as an IT person. He lost his job in January after 19 years at the company. His wait wasn’t long at all and I am very happy for him.

      When the next job report comes out, he will be among the added employees.

      Now, I am praying for my daughter to find a job.

    • 34 jacquelineoboomer
      March 7, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      ” … and over the next 55 years it is estimated he killed more than 30,000 people, not including those in battle.”

      ^^^ Looks like he was trying to replace those he killed off, in and out of battle.

      LL – Long day at the library, eh? (I kid you, but I’m the one who went off to read the story … with great interest, I might add!)

      • March 7, 2014 at 4:34 pm

        I forgot who clued me in on this Yahoo Group. It’s called “Explorator”, and every week is has a link to all sorts of history articles. This one was one of them. I thought you might all enjoy it. ;-)

        • 36 No Child Left Behind
          March 7, 2014 at 4:38 pm

          We did, evidently.

        • 37 jacquelineoboomer
          March 7, 2014 at 4:46 pm

          I started getting their emails (forget who clued me in, too), but since it’s hard to keep up with so many interesting emails, I ended up unsubscribing. Glad ya shared this one!

  8. March 7, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Good afternoon! Best headline photo over at Wonkette announcing Virginia’s repeal of certain sodomy laws. Hysterical if you have a warped sense of humor like I do. ;-)

  9. 40 yardarm756
    March 7, 2014 at 4:26 pm

  10. 41 vcprezofan2
    March 7, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Want to tell Darrell Iss-a dolt, how you feel? Louie L did a little ad with Issa’s phone number.

    • 42 anniebella
      March 7, 2014 at 5:10 pm

      I don’t think any Democrat should treat a Republican the way Issa treated Congressman Cummings. It would be wrong if it were to happen, just like Issa was wrong. It makes Congress look bad. But that so call speaker of the House have no guts. Disgusting rat.

      • 43 vcprezofan2
        March 7, 2014 at 5:31 pm

        Actually Boehner lacks more than guts IMO. In fact, there is not one positive trait I can think of to attribute to him. That’s sad.

  11. 44 vcprezofan2
    March 7, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    :oops: :oops: Just noticed a familiar egghead in the tweets! :oops:
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    TY, Chips Chica. It’s a nice feeling to be noticed once in a while.

  12. March 7, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Some more history: The first obtainable map of Africa

    More map goodness here: http://libweb5.princeton.edu/visual_materials/maps/websites/africa/maps-continent/continent.html. Just marvel at the difference between this map and the one from 30 years later.

  13. 55 anniebella
    March 7, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    That first picture is so cool, POTUS greets a enthusiastic supporter.

  14. 57 jacquelineoboomer
    March 7, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    If I had eyebrows like Jake Tapper’s, I’d wear bangs.

  15. 62 jacquelineoboomer
    March 7, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    • 63 jacquelineoboomer
      March 7, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      Red Xs, gold stars … all about the same to me, and then some. Man’s inhumanity to man.

  16. 64 Nerdy Wonka
    March 7, 2014 at 5:10 pm

  17. 66 jacquelineoboomer
    March 7, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Another quick listen to what’s going on at CPAC, and looks like some of ‘em have a new axis of evil:

    Iran + Russia + China

    Thanks again, david frum.

  18. 67 dotster3
    March 7, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    I’m so glad there’s a TOD. I had to miss the Obama appearance today, which I hate to do, because one day I won’t be able to see the Obamas multiple times a week, which is too horrible to even contemplate. BUT—–I knew TOD would have all the stuff. Thank you mucho and whew!
    Here is the resort where the Obamas are spending the weekend, in case no one has posted. Looks nice, and it’s 77 degrees there, which sounds like bliss squared after the kind of brutal winter we’ve had in Illinois. Hope they have a joyful escape—–I know they will.

    https://www.oceanreef.com/

    • 68 anniebella
      March 7, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      Beautiful place. I hope the First Family enjoy it there. And to hell what the right wing haters have to say.

  19. March 7, 2014 at 5:32 pm

  20. 70 jacquelineoboomer
    March 7, 2014 at 5:36 pm

  21. 74 amk for obama
    March 7, 2014 at 5:41 pm

  22. 76 Vicki
    March 7, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    So, Rachels’ “How We Got There” documentary on why we went to Iraq got a shrug from just about everybody.
    Apparently we all knew that we went into Iraq like marauders leveling that country so that we could occupy Iraq and steal its oil.

    Will we say in 3-5 years from now that we all know that we went into Afghanistan for no better reason than to steal the Opium trade? Or at the very least to prevent China from reaping the profits from the Poppy?

    These are real questions I have—-not assumptions, and I’d appreciate hearing the views of anyone who has ideas they can share.

    • 77 No Child Left Behind
      March 7, 2014 at 6:07 pm

      Vicki, while I cannot answer your question on Afghanistan, I agree with your remark about the silence on Rachel’s documentary. Is it because there was a tacit knowledge that oil was at the bottom of the decision to invade Iraq all along? I don’t know. For me, the documentary helped a lot because it confirmed a rumor. I don’t like spreading or repeating assumptions in place of the truth. Rachel’s documentary provided me with facts to back up the thesis of oil being the real reason for the invasion of Iraq. The invasion based on the fabricated WMD hysteria is being confirmed for what it has always been: GWB’s machination.

      • 78 99ts
        March 7, 2014 at 7:21 pm

        What I didn’t know from Rachel’s documentary was the planning and investigating – PRIOR to 9/11 – as to how to get Iraq to sell more oil – cheaper. For a political party that believes in free enterprise, demand and supply pricing – not to mention the supposed sovereignty of individual nations – it should be screamed from the rafters.

        It also added to my understanding of why Tony Blair went along – obviously the oil lobby got to him as well. I never understood at the time why the UK went with the invasion of Iraq. Tony Blair lost every principle he ever had – the labor party in the UK suffered massive loss of support because it went against its basic ideals. Both countries lost any moral authority that their “democracy” had previously given them.

  23. 79 jacquelineoboomer
    March 7, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    It’s great to recommit, and also great to strengthen the laws!

  24. 80 57andfemale
    March 7, 2014 at 5:58 pm

  25. 81 yardarm756
    March 7, 2014 at 5:59 pm

  26. 82 yardarm756
    March 7, 2014 at 6:06 pm

  27. March 7, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    A robust campaign to tell the truth about Crimea is needed to counter Moscow’s lies

    “The bald-faced lie has now become commonplace – RT is already showing Crimea as “Russia” on its electronic maps – along with other, spookier, tactics. Even the NSA doesn’t actually publish the interesting gossip it hears on Angela Merkel’s phone, but the Russian secret services have no qualms about posting misleading audio clips online, taken out of context. The latest, if you missed it, was a fragment of a conversation between Baroness Ashton, EU high commissioner for foreign policy, and the Estonian foreign minister. She was calling from a landline in her office in Brussels, he was on a landline in Tallinn. During the call, made at the height of the violence in Kiev, the Estonian repeated a garbled theory he’d heard about the identity of the snipers who were shooting demonstrators.

    His garbled theory didn’t prove to be remotely true: the BBC Ukrainian service investigated, and spoke to the doctor who was the alleged source of the gossip. No one who was there has any doubt that the Ukrainian government, with Russian support, ordered the men to fire. But the seed of suspicion has been planted. The conversation is now being cited by Russian parliamentarians and used to spread the outrageous story that the demonstrators themselves organised snipers to kill fellow demonstrators.

    Unfortunately, the only response to an all-out information war is an all-out information defence. The West used to be quite good at this: simply by being credible truth-tellers, Radio Free Europe and the BBC language services provided our most effective tools in the struggle against communism. Maybe it’s time to look again at their funding, and to find ways to spread their reach once more.

    But politicians and diplomats, accustomed to speaking in bureaucratese, also need to get creative. A few days ago, the US State Department put out a statement entitled “President Putin’s Fiction: 10 False Claims about Ukraine.” Hours later, the Russian foreign ministry fulminated against the list, calling it “shocking, not as much for its primitive distortion of reality as its cynicism and overt ‘double standards’…” In other words, the statement hit its mark. I hope there is more to come.”

  28. 88 jacquelineoboomer
    March 7, 2014 at 6:14 pm

  29. 89 vcprezofan2
    March 7, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    This week at Interior…..


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