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A Tweet Or Two

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118 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. 11 vcprezofan2
    April 7, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Any space left?

    • 12 Dudette
      April 7, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      Thrilling third for vc! How big is your trophy cabinet? You are racking them up bigtime today!

      Extra bribes … er “free speech” to the BTs or what? :-)

      • 13 vcprezofan2
        April 7, 2014 at 8:52 pm

        Talent, my dear girl; sheer talent
        .
        .
        .
        and luck. ;)

        As for the trophies – you may not have noticed but, ever since my run of luck a year or so back, management stopped giving actual trophies except on very rare occasions.

  2. 17 Cindy
    April 7, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Good evening Chipsticks and Danny boy!!!

    Good evening awesome TOD family!!!

    Just walked in; first place for my daily “FIX”, there’s no place like home-there’s no place like home : )

    Wishing everyone a BEAUTIFUL evening!!!

  3. April 7, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Faaaaaaaaaaaantastic tweets Nerdy, thanks a gazillion for compiling them, Legend!

  4. 19 Dudette
    April 7, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    • 20 0388jojothecat
      April 7, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      They are manufactured in the U.S.A and California is getting them too…..Yay! Thanks Obama! Thanks Dudette!

  5. 21 Dudette
    April 7, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Heads up, check your local listings for the Women of Soul concert.

    It’s on at 10pm instead of 9pm for
    Comcast where I live. DVR ready to
    go!

  6. 24 amk for obama
    April 7, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Great tweets.

    Go Liverpool.

  7. 30 hopefruit2
    April 7, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    MEMORY LANE (S)TROLL (just for laughs):

    Okay, so here is Meatloaf trying to play the role of spirit-filled gospel church singer at Romney’s Rally, and FAILING miserably at it. You could tell that Willard was hugely embarrassed just by his body language. ROTFLMAO!!

  8. 31 Cindy
    April 7, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Just received this news!!!

    So glad they won; everyone, please check your e-mails.

    Dear MoveOn member,
    We won! A federal judge just ruled that we can keep up our billboard criticizing tea party Governor Bobby Jindal for standing between 242,000 Louisianans and Medicaid.

    (Quick recap: Republican governors and legislators are blocking a shocking 5 million Americans from accessing health care by refusing to accept federal funding to expand Medicaid. When we put up billboards in nine states calling out Republicans for standing in the way of health care, the state of Louisiana sued us, demanding we take down one of the billboards. But today, the judge issued a preliminary decision that allows our billboard to stay up and paves the way for the whole lawsuit to end with a victory).

    But here’s the funny part: When we first put up the billboard, we reserved the space for only a month—and had no idea we’d be facing a lawsuit. Now, even though our billboard can legally stay up, financially it will have to come down soon—unless we extend our buy.

    Chip in to help us ensure our winning billboard will stay up.

    Here’s the deal: It costs about $4.50 an hour to keep the billboard up. If 15,000 MoveOn members chip in just $4.50, that’s enough to keep the billboard up through the rest of Gov. Jindal’s term. And of course, the more money each of us chips in, the fewer people it’ll take. If you chip in $108, you’ll have single-handedly helped keep the billboard up an extra day.

  9. 33 carolyn
    April 7, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Just to highlight what I said on the previous post: This white background makes typing much easier for me. The letters don’t lock up and create big delays and problems for me. I can type evenly and quickly now. Thank you Chips!

  10. 37 Dudette
    April 7, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    I know I’m way late to the party but I’m officially hooked on Game of Thrones. Bing-watched the 1st five eps from Season 1.

    No idea I’d like medieval soap opera. I guess it’s the political intrigue… and Sean Bean (yes, I know).

    • 38 Dudette
      April 7, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      Binge-watched. last night. :roll:
      3 seasons to catch up. Oy!

      • 39 jacquelineoboomer
        April 7, 2014 at 10:33 pm

        I have a friend who joked she might “dress in costume” for the show last evening. I don’t think she did, but one never knows. After she promised she wouldn’t try to give me a “recap” (thank you, Jesus), I found and sent her this tweet last night:

        @FrankConniff
        I’ve never seen Game of Thrones, but I might start watching. Can somebody please bring me up to speed in one quick tweet?

        Today, she told me the only people in any demographic who liked G of T along with her were 20-year-old guys (and she’s not 20). Apparently, she believes she is singularly nerdy among women! I won’t burst her balloon.

  11. 40 Nerdy Wonka
    April 7, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Women of Soul concert live now on PBS.

    • 41 hopefruit2
      April 7, 2014 at 9:02 pm

      Thanks NW for the heads-up. Watching…

    • 42 Cindy
      April 7, 2014 at 9:05 pm

      Thank you Nerdy Wonka,

      I enjoyed this so much and now for a 2nd helping : )

      They say it’s better the second time around, not sure what the “it” is but giving it a try.

  12. April 7, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Mitt Romney would have definitely defeated Vladimir Putin. Just like he defeated Barack Obama and John McCain.

    (What??? He was the GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS and he lost that state by 22 points to The President?)

  13. April 7, 2014 at 9:12 pm

  14. 45 amk for obama
    April 7, 2014 at 9:13 pm

  15. 49 hopefruit2
    April 7, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Ms. Patti herself reminds us :)

  16. 50 amk for obama
    April 7, 2014 at 9:23 pm

  17. 51 amk for obama
    April 7, 2014 at 9:25 pm

  18. 52 amk for obama
    April 7, 2014 at 9:30 pm

  19. 54 jackiegrumbacher
    April 7, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Great, great tweets, NW. It’s so good to see so many people “getting it” and laying it out for all to see.

  20. April 7, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Check this out.

    An embarrassing display of the ignorance of Americans.

    Blue dots are the guesses of people surveyed as to where Ukraine is (really??? In the US or Canada or South America??? Some even thought it’s located in Australia.)

    Red dots are correct answers.

  21. April 7, 2014 at 9:35 pm

  22. 58 amk for obama
    April 7, 2014 at 9:40 pm

  23. April 7, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Lots of discussion here about the Dems finally getting some spine and following the lead of Harry Reid.

    The MSM/Koch’s have dug their heels in and insist there’s “nothing to see here,” and have placed their bets that they can sweep the truth about the Koch brothers under the rug.

    Dems have a different idea.

    DF posted a link to this article that appeared in the NYTimes over the weekend, and it’s really worth a look.

    “To Strike at Kochs, Democrats Revive Tactic That Hurt Romney” NYTimes
    WASHINGTON — After months of wincing in the face of negative ads funded by the industrialists David and Charles Koch, Democrats believe they have finally found a way to fight back: attacking the brothers’ sprawling business conglomerate as callous and indifferent to the lives of ordinary people while pursuing profit and power.

    Over the weekend, Jewelz mentioned her concern that red-state Dems in the Senate who are up for re-election this year are not supporting the President enough.

    But it’s still early (most voters won’t start paying attention until after Labor Day).

    North Carolina: Kay Hagan:
    “In North Carolina, Democrats think they have found a way to counter the Kochs at a chemical factory the company owns along the Cape Fear River, where, right before the holidays last year, 100 workers learned they would lose their jobs. Senator Kay Hagan, Democrat of North Carolina, who has been the target of millions of dollars in negative ads from Americans for Prosperity, said the job cuts were a cruel slap to her state, especially since they came right as the group started to spend significant sums attacking her.”

    Alaska: Mark Begich:
    “Senator Mark Begich, Democrat of Alaska, has called out the Kochs — whose combined net worth is estimated to be $100 billion — in his latest ads.”

    / snip

    “It ended up giving Mr. Begich his opportunity to go after the Kochs. ‘First you use an actress to misrepresent my views. Now you’re firing Alaskans. You’re leaving dirty water. And the Republican governor is suing you,” the senator said in an interview. “These guys don’t care. They’re abandoning Alaska. They’re leaving.’

    So Begich has already aired a pro Obamacare ad and now he’s following Harry Reid’s lead, going after the Kochs.

    And “purple-state” Dems like New Mexico’s Senator Martin Heinrich (who is up for re-election in 2018) is giving an assist now to a home-state Congressman (posted last week):

    Harry Reid and the Dems have planned their strategy, and that is to introduce the Koch brothers to American voters (from the NYTimes article):
    “A recent poll by George Washington University found that 52% of registered likely voters had never heard of the brothers. But among the 48% who had, more than half had unfavorable views.”

    Go to the article and see that Congressmen/Senators in the red states of Arkansas and West Virginia have thrown their hats in ring that’s labeled “Expose the Koch Brothers.”

    I think we can agree that this is one time that we won’t lament the repetitious nature of political ads. By November, most voters will have an opinion of the Koch brothers and may begin to wonder about why the MSM has done little to inform them of these menaces.

  24. 61 amk for obama
    April 7, 2014 at 9:45 pm

  25. April 7, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    More on how the Kochs/SCOTUS overreach may boomerang on them and actually destroy the Republican party.

    Not farfetched at all.

    The ignorant who believe that Ukraine is in Canada will vote Republican out of habit and reflex.

    But with Dems on the offense this election season (emboldened and empowered by a POTUS who, let’s face it, LOVES campaigning — what’s not to love when you’re the best speaker on the face of the earth now) and with Dems fired up to GOTV, the MSM/Koch will fade further into irrelevance. Unfortunately, national political “journalists” will still be employed because, you know, 2016 (even though it is irrelevant to discuss until 2016).

    “The animating purpose of a party is to have control – over the influence, over the money, over the policy. And it has to have control of the agenda. That is what makes a party a party. It sets an agenda and then uses money, policy and influence to get the public on its side. Republicans have not been very successful over the past decade at selling their agenda to the public. All the while, conservatives have been left to sit and stew while the Obama agenda slowly, inexorably marches toward fruition. There’s palpable frustration from movement conservatives at the Republican establishment.”

    \ snip

    “AFP campaigned hard against Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, and as Greg Sargent pointed out, they’re going to keep fighting to make sure those states that rejected the expansion hold the line. “Critical to AFP’s agenda is to block the expansion from moving forward or succeeding wherever possible.” While AFP may be stalwart in its commitment to denying health coverage to the poor, Republican lawmakers from states that rejected the Medicaid expansion are starting to crack, reports the National Journal.”

  26. 63 Nerdy Wonka
    April 7, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    OMG…DEAD. Bahahahahahahahaha.

    Part 1,000 why I will never have and not interested in ever having children.

    But the tweets are funny though.

    • 64 Dudette
      April 7, 2014 at 9:58 pm

      That last one kinda explains the other two! LOL!

    • 65 jacquelineoboomer
      April 7, 2014 at 10:46 pm

      I shall now read these to my granddaughter, who has a three-year old son. I think she may start crying. Ha!

    • 66 Judith Fardig
      April 8, 2014 at 12:02 am

      I once went to visit a new neighbor with a two year old boy who had pushed a whole box of her tampons through the mail slot in the front door. Boy was she embarrassed when she opened the door to meet me!

  27. April 7, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    For those who love Defense Secretary Hagel as I do, see the dig at Russia/Ukraine he gets in when discussing the China-Japan relationship:

    Defense Secretary Hagel was in Japan, on his way to China to attend the Western Pacific Naval Symposium, a biannual meeting of countries that border the Pacific Ocean.

    “For this year’s fleet review, China, which is hosting the event in Qingdao, invited all the W.P.N.S. countries to take part — except Japan.”

    \ snip

    “So on the eve of Mr. Hagel’s trip to China, including a visit to Qingdao, Pentagon officials announced that if Japan could not take part in the review, then the United States would not, either. The United States will attend the meeting, the Pentagon said, but no American ships will sail in the fleet review.”

    \ snip

    “In February, Capt. James Fanell, the director of intelligence and information operations with the United States Pacific Fleet, said in San Diego that China was training its forces to be capable of carrying out a ‘short, sharp’ war with Japan in the East China Sea. Other American officials note with increasing concern the buildup of China’s military and what they call a lack of transparency among its leaders.”

    \ snip

    Hagel said:
    “You cannot go around the world and redefine boundaries and violate territorial integrity and the sovereignty of nations by force, coercion or intimidation, whether it’s in small islands in the Pacific or in large nations in Europe.”

  28. April 7, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    As for Iran:

  29. April 7, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    And Afghanistan…

  30. April 7, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Bobfr, thanks for keeping TODville up-to-date on the increasingly ominous situation in Ukraine.

    It’s hard not to side with Crimean Tatars in this situation (relocated to Central Asia by Stalin):

    And here’s a visual aid (map) from yesterday:

  31. 71 Dudette
    April 7, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Do over (with your indulgence)

  32. April 7, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Chips,

    If you’re still here, I cast a hearty “thumbs up” to the new reply box.

    It’s appreciatively faster and more responsive than the previous box.

    Don’t know why the color would make a difference, but wowie zowie, I’m with Bobfr and Carolyn on this improvement… sorry DF :(

    • April 7, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      Ah, that’s terrific Arapaho415, I have absolutely NO clue either, but it’s been weirdly faster for me too – why should a color change make a difference?! :-)

    • 74 desertflower
      April 7, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      :) I’m ok either way…most people seem to like it and if most people do and it’s easier…I can be persuaded:) I guess I would just like it a little “softer” and not so bright. No problems

      • April 7, 2014 at 10:26 pm

        I’ve changed the color DF, is it better for you?

        • 76 amk for obama
          April 7, 2014 at 10:31 pm

          I tried the page in chrome. white is better.

          In FF, I beat your evil designs and have got my own colors. Ha.

          • April 7, 2014 at 10:33 pm

            What with that, and your boldy squiggly tweets, I conclude: you are all-internetz-conquering.

          • April 7, 2014 at 10:35 pm

            Yes, I’m on Chrome and Microsoft OS.

            Makes a huge difference.

            BTW, the twitter problem with photos not appearing is related to browser (mentioned by SWBLUEGA earlier today).

            No problem viewing pics on IE, but usually view TOD on Chrome because TOD takes forever to load in IE.

            Viewing twitpics on Chrome (both via twitter and TOD) is hit or miss. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, so go figure.

        • 79 desertflower
          April 7, 2014 at 10:36 pm

          It’s totally fine sweet Chips:) You don’t have to change this for me…I really will be just fine with whatever most people prefer. I don’t have a tablet or IPad or anything else fancier than my old trusty laptop. This is softer and I can definitely tell the difference, but if it’s better for others with the white, I certainly will adapt.I bet that if you kept it white that those of us that found it harsh would just get used to it after a time. It’s all good:)

          • April 7, 2014 at 10:54 pm

            The grey box seems to be just as responsive as the white one, so it looks like we have a keeper!

            An improvement from the previous reply box, which seemed more “glitchy” and seemed to accommodate more typos for me (harder to notice the errors, speaking for myself).

  33. 81 Dudette
    April 7, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Today is Billie Holiday’s birthday so…

  34. 82 hopefruit2
    April 7, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    LOL – So Clinton and Bush apparently decided to attend a NCAA game and sit together. Plan on seeing/hearing about this in the media for the rest of the week. The media so desperately wants to revive the Clinton/Bush dynasties – it’s sickening. Really sickening….

  35. April 7, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    “U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, after a phone call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, announced he would meet together with Russian, Ukrainian and European officials within 10 days. In an apparent glimmer of progress, Mr. Lavrov and his Ukrainian counterpart, Andriy Deshchytsia, said they had spoken Monday night, in what seems to have been their first significant conversation since the crisis began over a month ago.

    Senior U.S. defense officials said their fear is that Russian President Vladimir Putin may be trying to create a pretext for additional military action by covertly fueling unrest in eastern Ukraine.

    The country’s new government accused Moscow of instigating the protests, which began Sunday, while the White House said it had evidence that protesters had been paid—a charge Moscow didn’t address.

    President Barack Obama’s press secretary, Jay Carney, didn’t elaborate on the nature of the evidence, but said: “I think that at least suggests that outside forces, not local forces, were participating on the effort to create these provocations.””

    Regret the link to WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304640104579486863135596836?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304640104579486863135596836.html

    They need to know that we are fully aware of Russia’s violent acts in Ukraine:

  36. 89 99ts
    April 7, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Lawrence has some interesting quotes/videos related to Bridgegate

  37. 90 Dudette
    April 7, 2014 at 10:31 pm

  38. 91 amk for obama
    April 7, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    When I was in Donetsk three weeks ago, the regional administration building reminded me of a fortress: it was protected by a ring of riot police, barbed wire and water cannon parked in the yard.

    Looking at the building this evening, the change couldn’t be more dramatic. The police have disappeared. In their place, pro-Russia activists are chanting “Russia! Russia!” Russian flags are flying from flagpoles outside.

    The number of protesters on the square isn’t large: 1,000 at most. And it was only a few hundred who stormed the building last night. What’s more, surveys show that separatist sentiment in Donetsk and other parts of eastern Ukraine is not strong.

    But small numbers can achieve big things when there is a power vacuum. And so far, the pro-Kiev authorities in Donetsk appear unable to restore order.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26931251

    ukraine needs to step up its game.

  39. April 7, 2014 at 10:37 pm

  40. 105 amk for obama
    April 7, 2014 at 10:43 pm

  41. 106 carolyn
    April 7, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    let me try and see if this is still okay. Not okay gave more trouble than the white…….please use the white……I’m having trouble with this….yes, letters don’t print nearly as easily
    NOT OKAY!!!
    Messed up other functioning too. Had a hard time printing this.

  42. 110 hopefruit2
    April 7, 2014 at 10:43 pm

  43. 113 Dudette
    April 7, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Phone battery dying.
    Back later!

  44. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    April 7, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    This performance at the White House is FABULOUS.

    • 115 jacquelineoboomer
      April 7, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      On his way to bed earlier, my 3-year-old great grandson, whose music comes from Nick Jr., looked over at the TV, saw Patti LaBelle singing, frowned, and said, “She’s an old girl.” Then he kissed me goodnight, because apparently I’m not.

  45. April 7, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Feel the pain Tzar Vlad ….

  46. 117 desertflower
    April 7, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Night all…calling it early tonight. Got to rest for my hellish week…. Hope UConn wins. That’s all I want to say about that.


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