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Mar
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A Tweet or Two #GetCovered

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Meanwhile, the most ridiculously cute tweet of the day:


101 Responses to “A Tweet or Two #GetCovered”


  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    March 23, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    :cool: Yes

  2. 11 Vicki
    March 23, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Donna—those babies are so adorable. Lucky you!

  3. 17 GGail
    March 23, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Here is the comment from the lady that I wrote about a couple of weeks ago who I interviewed and she told me about her company making her an independent contractor and thereby dropping her from company insurance. She went and “got covered”. Read her reply to me:

    “Great to meet you, too!

    I will write about my very positive experience with getting insurance under ObamaCare. It was nothing like the twisted tales spun on the 6 pm news. That horrible coverage was probably the biggest hindrance to signing up! That was probably the goal of the for profit pharmaceutical and medical industry. Doctors have huge loans from medical school, and they, too, struggle in this economy. The pharmaceutical companies and religious medical conglomerates are scary. Folks just keep drinking the Koolaid and are too comfortable. I think we need more hippies….

    I am no spring chick, but I am willing to get out the info to bring in the votes.

    If you need help on that end, you have my info.”

    • 18 hopefruit2
      March 23, 2014 at 7:23 pm

      This is EXCELLENT GGail! Glad you were able to convince the good lady to check it out for herself – now it’s win-win. She gets coverage, and can then help to promote the ACA to others who might be skeptical. Thanks for sharing with us :)

      • 19 GGail
        March 23, 2014 at 7:39 pm

        Thanks HF! She felt so powerful that her company couldn’t leave without an option for coverage. She is an excellent spokesperson!!

        We are doing what we can to place her on one of our projects.

        Then I want to recruit her to work with OFA on the November Democrat candidates.

        • 20 Judith Fardig
          March 23, 2014 at 11:30 pm

          Go GGail!!! You have demonstrated how effective one-to-one sane conversations can be on the ACA. Thanks a million!

    • March 23, 2014 at 8:34 pm

      Outstanding, Gail!!!! Please congratulate and thank her.

  4. March 23, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Friends, what all the pundits are ignoring is the elephant in the room: These Obamacare success stories. Hopefully, Democrats will be smart and tell all these people in red states with Obamacare that what the GOP wants to do is take it away. That should be enough to drive them to the polls.

  5. 23 GGail
    March 23, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Donna, those babies are beautiful and growing

  6. 24 a4alice
    March 23, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    thanks Chips and Nerdy for giving the final push for the ACA

    Hey here’s a number that could come in handy for folks:

  7. March 23, 2014 at 7:26 pm

  8. March 23, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    OFA doesn’t have a store anymore. I need a 2014 POTUS or FLOTUS or 1st Family wall calendar. Suggestions?

  9. March 23, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Looking forward to a SPECTACULAR and eventful week.

    What a schedule for our dear President.

    Check out this article (one of the most e-mailed today) from the NY Times about how inluential the Catholic Church was for young Barack Obama.

    Love his handwriting, such a personal touch (1988 postcard).

    • March 23, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      If part of me remains Catholic—and part of me does—it’s because of the example of social justice put forward to me by my teachers in high school. Social justice is the Church’s mission. It has been for 2000 years. Everything else has been the temptation of the Devil, to which all humans are susceptible.

    • March 23, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      To TODville – I strive to be respectful in my tweets about President Obama, but I ran out of 140 characters…

      I didn’t want to be disrepectful of Ms. Norris, either.

  10. 34 hopefruit2
    March 23, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    As our friend @nimrod38 (DIARRA) would say: EMPEACH HANDIFATHER YESWECAN!!

  11. March 23, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Even though the caldendar says “Spring,” bad news for the US northeast. LOL’d at the comments to the first tweet:

  12. March 23, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    KEEP THE #OBAMACARE TWITTER DELUGE FLOWING — Well done, Chips!!!

    Yes WE MUST

  13. March 23, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Under Good News:

    “Putin was in such a hurry to snatch up Crimea that he tripped himself up. Ukrainian lawyers started voicing their confusion about the current situation: with his decree, the Russian President acknowledged “independence” of Crimea (because only an independent state can be included in the Russian Federation). Whereas the Crimean separatists were expecting an immediate inclusion as a part of Russia.

    But here’s the ticket – at the Crimean “Referendum,“ no one voted for Crimea’s independence that was “acknowledged” by Russia. The option of independence was never on the agenda. The ballots had an option to be included into the Russian Federation, but formally, that is entirely different from independence.

    Therefore, the “referendum” staged by Moscow was entirely worthless from a legal point of view. The smarter thing to do would be holding a referendum on the independence [of Crimea], and only after that vote to be included into the Russian Federation.

    Obviously, such serious legal flaws mean nothing to Putin himself. But for any reasonable state, this is yet another piece of evidence of how Putin’s heist was a blatant violation of all legal norms.”

    http://maidantranslations.com/category/translations/english/english-news/

  14. March 23, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    @maddow did a segment that referred to this article on Friday.

    The article is about 6 weeks old.

    $60 million, 10 states, 4,000 paid employees. Remember: MSM/Koch’s biggest nightmare is for Dems to control both houses of Congress after Nov 2014 elections. The vast majority of stories from the MSM will be targeted to reduce Dem voter turnout. This may be the last of these stories appearing in a MSM outlet.

  15. 54 hopefruit2
    March 23, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    I didn’t know that dogs could be “dirty liars?” Eh? Dannystix, care to comment on this matter? Also, LOL @pupscription.

    • 55 dannystix
      March 23, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      i nevar li hopfrut evar. awsum barcbox ordin it wit chipz credut plastik

      • 56 hopefruit2
        March 23, 2014 at 7:51 pm

        Well of course dear Danny – you would never lie. Hmmm..not sure I agree with your style of eating this particular snack..but what do I know! :) :)

  16. March 23, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    • 58 hopefruit2
      March 23, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      Men in that area must be signing up in herds and droves…even hard-core RW “Christian” men.

  17. March 23, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Check the list of participants :)

    “Georgian soldiers are participating in a two-week joint NATO-Ukraine military exercise in eastern Bulgaria, 400 km from Crimea.

    The exercise, which started Friday. is called Saber Guardian and has been planned for about a year.

    It involves 700 soldiers from 12 countries. In addition to Georgia, they are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Turkey and the United States, in addition to 15 Ukrainian staff officers and representatives from NATO.

    According to Jesse Granger, US Army Europe Spokesperson, the exercise aims at increasing regional flexibility, preserving and enhancing NATO interoperability, as well as facilitating multinational training.”

  18. March 23, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Am I the only one beginning to feel a bit of the energy of 2012 and 2008?

  19. March 23, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Hopefruit posted a tweet that referenced this earlier, but I couldn’t resist tweeting with one of the “Week in Toons” that LP posted on Friday (Thanks, LP!)

    • 69 hopefruit2
      March 23, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      Did you read about that threatening email (from Russia) that a congressional aide received? The media will not talk much about it. It was vile and disturbing, and it will certainly have all the Putin backers in the US who think this is about PBO, rethink their position.

      • 70 Vicki
        March 23, 2014 at 8:00 pm

        I missed this story. Can you say more?

        • 71 hopefruit2
          March 23, 2014 at 8:05 pm

          You will not hear this in the media – they’re too busy pretending that it’s only PBO that Russia has a problem with.

          // Kyle Parker, the senior plan advisor for Russia at the Helsinki Fee, gained threatening e-mails in Russian from a mail.ru email handle declaring “sorry I are not able to personally execute you Anglo-Saxon geek&hellip now whore, put together the vaseline,” amid other threats.

          BuzzFeed obtained a copy of a person of the e-mail, together with Parker’s communications with Capitol Police about them and his trade with a Russian Embassy official about the threats. The name of the Russian Embassy formal has been redacted. The electronic mail cited in this trade also contains threats towards Alexei Navalny, the Russian dissident activist.

          Here’s the gist of the email after translation from Russian to English:

          // [Nicely, properly, American bitch, get your cosseted ass completely ready for a fucking. And we'll do the exact same to that rat identified as Lyosha, you properly know in your scenario it's greater to convey to the fact, the complete reality about your selfish intentions&hellip sorry I can not individually execute you Anglo-Saxon geek&hellip now whore, put together the vaseline hahahah] //

          http://www.dailynewsen.com/politics/congressional-aide-says-he-received-death-threats-from-russian-email-address-h2454744.html

  20. 73 Vicki
    March 23, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    ACA signups is reporting that the 5.5 million mark has been passed. On our way to 6 million…..

  21. March 23, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Today’s Fareed Zakaris GPS was pretty much worthless (think he may be on Sping break), but his opening “Fareed’s take” gave successful examples of states which were exiled/abandoned expelled that are now thriving entities:
    -1965 Singapore (expelled by Malaysia)
    -1949 Taiwan abandoned
    -1994 rwanda ravaged by history (small African miracle)

    Michael Mcfaul on @maddow on Friday: he believes that President Obama issued a veiled threat to Russia when PBO said on Friday that additional sanctions to sectors of Russia’s economy are on the table. If Russia attempts to annex a “land bridge” from Ukraine to Crimea (or other portions of eastern Ukraine) then Russia should expect broader sanctions from the United States.

    This illustrates the folly of the “all-or-nothing” advice that PBO’s critics offer. PBO is playing one card at a time, not laying down all his cards before the entire hand is dealt.

    Shouldn’t the focus be on the EU? Gonna be an interesting time in Brussels this week.

  22. March 23, 2014 at 7:54 pm

  23. 77 Vicki
    March 23, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Apparently Fitch has restored our AAA ratings.
    Russia sliding precipitously.
    POTUS “weak.” hahahahaha
    Another GOP lie blown to bits.

  24. March 23, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    • 79 anniebella
      March 23, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      LL, that is the Republicans biggest problem, they hate that black family in that White House.

  25. 80 Nerdy Wonka
    March 23, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    OMG….OMG….What is oxygen? Bahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

  26. 85 yardarm756
    March 23, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    More nonsense from my in-box. :D I’m sure the ladies will approve.

    > Subject: MARRIAGE HUMOR
    >
    > Marriage (Part I)
    > Macho man married good-looking lady, and after the wedding, he laid down the following rules:
    > ‘I’ll be home when I want, if I want and at what time
    > I want — and I don’t expect any hassle from you.
    > I expect a great dinner to be on the table unless
    > I tell you that I won’t be home for dinner.
    > I’ll go hunting, fishing, boozing, and card-playing
    > when I want with my old buddies, and don’t you
    > give me a hard time about it.
    > Those are my rules. Any comments?’
    >
    > His new bride said:
    > ‘No, that’s fine with me. Just understand that there will be sex here at seven o’clock every night…whether you’re here or not.’
    >
    > (DARN SHE’S GOOD!)
    > ************************************************
    > Marriage (Part II)
    > Husband and wife had a bitter quarrel on the day of their 40th wedding anniversary!
    > The husband yells, ‘When you die, I’m getting you a headstone
    > that reads, ‘Here Lies My Wife — Cold As Ever’!’
    >
    > ‘Yeah?’ she replies. ‘When you die, I’m getting you a headstone
    > that reads, ‘Here Lies My Husband — Stiff At Last’!’
    >
    > (HE ASKED FOR IT!)
    >
    > *****************************************
    >
    > Marriage (Part III)
    >
    > Husband (a doctor) and his wife are having a fight at the breakfast table.
    > Husband gets up in a rage and says, ‘And you are no
    > good in bed either,’ and storms out of the house.
    >
    > After some time he realizes he was nasty and
    > decides to make amends and rings her up.
    >
    > She comes to the phone after many rings, and the irritated husband says, ‘What took you so long to answer to the phone?’
    > She says, ‘I was in bed.’
    >
    > ‘In bed this early, doing what?’
    >
    > ‘Getting a second opinion!’
    >
    > (YEP, HE HAD THAT COMING, TOO!)
    >
    > *****************************************
    > Marriage (Part IV)
    >
    > A man has six children and is very proud of his achievement.
    >
    > He is so proud of himself, that he starts calling his
    > wife,’ Mother of Six’ in spite of her objections.
    >
    > One night, they go to a party. The man decides that it IS time to go home and wants to find out if his wife is ready to leave as well. He shouts at the top of his voice, ‘Shall we go home Mother of Six?’
    >
    > His wife, irritated by her husband’s lack of discretion,
    > shouts right back, ‘Any time you’re ready, Father of Four.’
    >
    > (RIGHT ON, LADY!)
    > *****************************************
    >
    > THE SILENT TREATMENT
    > A man and his wife were having some problems at home
    > and were giving each other the silent treatment.
    >
    > Suddenly the man realized that the next day he would need his wife
    > to wake him at 5:00 AM for an early morning business flight.
    >
    > Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE), he wrote on a piece
    > of paper, ‘Please wake me at 5:00 AM.’ He left it where he knew she would find it.
    >
    > The next morning the man woke up, only to discover it
    > was 9:00 AM and he had missed his flight.
    >
    > Furious, he was about to go to see why his wife hadn’t wakened him when he
    > noticed a piece of paper by the bed. The paper said, ‘It is 5:00 AM. Wake up.’
    >
    > Men are not equipped for these kinds of contests.
    >
    > *****************************************
    > God may have created man before woman, but there
    > is always a rough draft before the masterpiece.

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  30. 89 hopefruit2
    March 23, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    REALLY?!?!?

    Reminds me of the 82-yr old Floridian who went door-to-door claiming to be a physician offering women free breast exams….

  31. 91 forus50
    March 23, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    All websites load except Twitter for me. Anyone else having that problem? It’s not even letting me retweet some of these here.

  32. 97 hopefruit2
    March 23, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    PBO must be ready to depart DC (WH) shortly?

  33. March 23, 2014 at 8:47 pm

  34. 99 JER
    March 23, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    | Live Now | President Obama departs for Europe: http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml


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