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119 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. 5 Nena20409
    May 29, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Hello TOD ;)

  2. May 29, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    ….They don’t portend a totalitarian state “beyond the dreams of even the greatest tyrants of the past,” as Greenwald believes is possible. A friend from Iran who was jailed and tortured for having the wrong political beliefs, and who is now an American citizen, observed drily, “I prefer to be spied on by NSA.” The sense of oppression among Greenwald, Poitras, and other American dissenters is only possible to those who have lived their entire lives under the rule of law and have come to take it for granted…..

  3. 8 Nena20409
    May 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Au for LL, Congrats. I came in 0.01 seconds behind earning Vapors from your Golden Medals…… ;)

  4. May 29, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Google finally discloses its diversity record, and it’s not good:

    ….Women comprise just 17 percent of its global tech workforce, according to data Google published on its website and released exclusively to the PBS NewsHour. When it comes to leadership, women only account for 21 percent of the top positions in the company, which has a workforce of just under 50,000 people. Google, which has been under rising pressure along with other tech companies to release diversity data, also reported that blacks comprise just one percent of all tech employees in the U.S. Hispanics account for two percent of the tech workforce in the U.S. Asians account for 34 percent of the company’s U.S. tech workforce…..

    “About a quarter of today’s pool of highly experienced software developers is female, and a company such as Google — which has its pick of the crop of new graduates as well as experienced engineers — should have far greater diversity,” Wadhwa wrote in a post for the NewsHour. Telle Whitney, the president and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute, a not-for-profit that works to foster a more welcoming culture for women in tech, said Google’s disclosure is a significant step. But she told the NewsHour in a statement, the numbers themselves are below what they should be…..

    • 11 dotster3
      May 29, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      I saw where Google blamed their sad number of female employees on public schools. What???
      And in other news—‘how ’bout them Pacers?’ Do or die, and they did.

      • May 29, 2014 at 7:39 pm

        I went to the game last night with no expectations…..the whole city had already gave up on the series…. I got awesome 3rd row half-court seats for $35 bucks!! We will see how they do when Lebron James doesn’t have 5 fouls with 1 3/4 quarters(20 minutes) of the game left….fingers crossed! Hey the BlackHawks pulled off a win in OT under the exact circumstances last night as well :)

        • 13 dotster3
          May 29, 2014 at 7:55 pm

          I was checking on both—–have fam members interested in both—–granddaughter wears her Pacers cheerleading outfit on game days—–think she hit the sack before the victorious end though—–she’s only 7 mo. so—- understandable. She heard the good news this a.m. tho and celebrated with milk! Lately they both seem to win or lose together. Blackhawks game was a real barnburner also—-double OT. Daughter and son in law are fans—–saw her tweet “Phew!” with the winning goal.

        • 14 Vicki
          May 29, 2014 at 8:20 pm

          lucky, lucky, lucky you!! 3rd row seats at a playoff game. OMG

          • May 29, 2014 at 9:57 pm

            Indiana fans are fair-weather fans, Vicki! Any sign of despair they abandon ship……. My dad got two floor seats to the 2000 NBA finals against the (Kobe & Shaq) Lakers for $150 bucks when I was in high school….

  5. 16 MightyPamela
    May 29, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Was waiting for a fresh thread, not contaminated by the rattlerattlechatter to tell you of my day: I learned today, the sports ortho I had been referred to last October, and for whom I have developed considerable trust and respect happens to be Seahawks doc; not only, he flew out to the White House with the team last week, and shook hands with President Obama!! Yes. Woot! And today, those hands very capably injected some weird and hopefully beneficial serum into my poor tired knee. After shaking hands with PBO. One degree of separation, and I am quite enraptured by it all!!! He was happy to indulge my inquisitiveness after the work was done: said it was a bit surreal, like being on television, but PBO is just what he expected him to be. We agreed that PBO has always been consistently who he seems to be, no faking, enormous aura. We also agreed he is setting the presidency bar so high, it will be a major task to fulfill the seat going forward. We shared our great admiration and respect, and said, see you in a week!! :) Now, isn’t that a fine tale to bring home?? :)

    • 17 99ts
      May 29, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      ” We also agreed he is setting the presidency bar so high, it will be a major task to fulfill the seat going forward.”

      Sad reality – after attacking PBO for 8 years, the media will scream of his greatness – after the event.

    • May 29, 2014 at 7:26 pm

      “contaminated by the rattlerattlechatter” :???:

    • 38 sherijr
      May 29, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      A fine tale indeed MP, Congrats on both you knee and your awesome 1 degree of separation !

    • 41 vcprezofan2
      May 29, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      “After shaking hands with PBO. One degree of separation”

      But…but…but had he washed his hands after this encounter and before giving you the injection? Because, you know if he had then the degrees of separation have increased. You do know *that*, right? :)

      Seriously – happy to hear you had a promising treatment, and hoping it has the desired outcome+!

      • 42 MightyPamela
        May 29, 2014 at 9:48 pm

        Well, VC, I would surely hope a full week later Dr. had indeed washed his hands, even countless hundreds of times!! But it’s not the superficial touch, it’s the energy, it’s the dynamic, that stays within the etheric body for a long time, perhaps as long as energy (which cannot be created or destroyed) exists. That is in large part what astounds me about POTUS and FLOTUS, they do not seem to suffer or lose any part of themselves even when being touched or hugged by far more people than I can imagine (I wouldn’t care to have so many people touching me, thank you very much!)

        • 43 vcprezofan2
          May 29, 2014 at 9:56 pm

          Well, since I already get the Obama energy right through my laptop screen, I must say that I’m going after the ‘superficial touch’ for myself. :grin:

    • 44 theo67
      May 30, 2014 at 12:38 am

      Lovely story!

  6. 45 Dudette
    May 29, 2014 at 7:09 pm
  7. May 29, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Apple Buys Beats for $3 Billion, Tapping Tastemakers to Regain Music Mojo http://online.wsj.com/articles/apple-to-buy-beats-1401308971

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  8. 52 MightyPamela
    May 29, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    John F. Kennedy birthday today, 29 May, 1917. He would be 97. Whew.

  9. May 29, 2014 at 7:18 pm
    • 57 dotster3
      May 29, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      The Pied Piper again. Kids love him, want to cling to him. I can relate. :)
      And chips—I imagine you’re worn out from partying w/Kimye on their Irish honeymoon. Confess!

    • 59 MightyPamela
      May 29, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      HaHa! Is that one little guy, second from the right, holding his ears? I suppose there could be quite a clamor in that room, eh? ;)

    • 60 CEB
      May 29, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      So endearing.

    • May 29, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      Hideously adorable!!

    • 62 Ladyhawke
      May 29, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      Nothing but love and happiness. Of course, this was all staged by Pete Souza. All of those hugs and smiles just can’t be real. I am sure this image is driving the media and the haters to distraction.

  10. 64 Anna
    May 29, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Sorry, have to vent. I made the mistake of turning on Tweety, he is demanding The President do something now! He never served in the military, by his demands he has no idea of the scope of this issue. Another mess The President has to clean up that was caused by those who came before me. If he really is concerned he should have a panel of Veterans, not a bunch of talking bobble heads like himself. I see none, nada, leadership qualities in the Tweety Bird, nor any understanding of leadership. This does it for me, never turning that idiot on ever again. Thanks for listening.

    • 65 jacquelineoboomer
      May 29, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      Was just coming here for a similar reason … watched 10 mins. of that bloviator’s show and that’s further confirmation that I’ve been right not to watch much cable news for days. They are all bobble heads, as you said. Tweety and his duo of fools from today’s show need to STFU. Even when they are complimenting the President on the one hand, they are trying to take him down in the next freakin’ sentence.

      • May 29, 2014 at 7:48 pm

        I didn’t last 10 minutes, not even close……probably 2 minutes and I changed channel. Jeopardy: If the current champion wins tonight, she will be the highest winning woman ever. Think I have that correct. I caught an interview/report about her this morning, but missed the beginning where most of the info was given. Anyway, I wanted to watch tonight anyway so Tweety helped me remember. :)

    • 68 Nena20409
      May 29, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      Didn’t he demand that the pres Do something during BP oil spill, the 1st debate in 2012, the attacks by the Clintons during 2008, the Debt Ceiling debates in 2011 and 2013, during the Healthcare.gov glitches…….Matthews wanted Sebielus fired, he wanted people fired during the IRS, etc.

      Screaming is Not a sign of Smartness 24/7 and that is what Matthews does. He wants to micromanage this president…..challenging him to do what Matthews wants. It frustrates him that this POTUS doesn’t and has never danced to this type of Screaming matches.

      Then Matthews would turn around and say that the right hates and wants to make pres Obama’s presidency as an ****** asterisk. Has Tweety mate his mouth and his words lately? They sound just as disrespectful….. many times as those coming of the Haters themselves.

    • 69 Obama Grandmama
      May 29, 2014 at 11:01 pm

      I used to watch Chris Mathews, and Ed Schultz, but have witnessed enough crazy rants from both of them that “…with friends like this who needs enemies” comes to mind.

  11. 70 hopefruit2
    May 29, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    What is this about?!?!?!?

  12. 75 jacquelineoboomer
    May 29, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    NW – I look forward to your tweet compilation each time and enjoyed it tonight, in particular, having just watched 10 mins. of Tweety, and feeling ready to slash and burn! Thanks, sugar. #SanityCheck

    • 76 Vicki
      May 29, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      jacquelineoboomer, I haven’t watched Tweety in months but is it possible he was more unhinged than usual today because Hillary is going to Fox for her interview?

      • 77 dotster3
        May 29, 2014 at 8:05 pm

        You may have something there—–I always think that so much of the buttering up from these hosts is their attempt to snag interviews—–it’s all about them—–another notch in their belt—-and Tweety has been going overboard with his Hillary Hype. And then —–all that fakey praise for naught—-might have made him testy.

      • May 29, 2014 at 8:17 pm

        Maybe but I’m sure Hillary will be interviewing with everybody sooner or later to sell books and pretend she doesn’t know if she’s running.

      • 80 jacquelineoboomer
        May 29, 2014 at 8:19 pm

        Too funny. I hope so. After all, he’s practically declared her victory and HE is measuring for drapes at the White House for the Clintons. You could be right!

    • 81 Nerdy Wonka
      May 29, 2014 at 10:55 pm

      Thanks, Ms. J’OB!

  13. 82 Dakota
    May 29, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Good Evening TOD Family!

    Returned last night from a “road trip” to the San Fernando Valley to visit my sister. Had a great time seeing family and meeting a year old great nephew for the first time.

    In the city of Belen NM is a horrible sign on I-25. It’s the OFA logo with the message “Worst President Ever.” It made me physically ill when I saw it a couple of years ago and if I ever have to go that way again, I’ll have to find an alternate route. Bastards.

    HOWEVER…on our way out to Cali, somewhere between Grants and Gallup NM, there is a big billboard with a smiling President Obama that says, “Greatest President of All Time!” I was so elated when I saw that and somewhat shocked because, of course, I didn’t expect to see that! We were in Native American country, maybe near the Laguna Pueblo. I’m almost certain the billboard was erected by their nation because of the friend and supporter the President has been to them. Wonderful to see.

    • May 29, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      Wow, that’s a trip. Glad to hear it all resolved itself in the balance. PBO has indeed been a great friend and supporter of Native Americans. He’ll be visiting another tribe again soon.

    • 85 theo67
      May 30, 2014 at 12:48 am

      Some people feel compelled to expose their hate, even though they are in the minority. After President Obama has won two elections, surely these haters have some idea that they aren’t holding the popular position? I feel sorry for them. So thrilled to hear about the positive sign down the road, though!

    • 87 dotster3
      May 29, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      Kind of disgusting—–more than kind of……

      • 88 Nena20409
        May 29, 2014 at 8:01 pm

        Lincoln in the mid 1800s wanted to buy slave owners out.

        It is over-paid, yes. To tell the Sterlings that his racism is Not acceptable is how I see it. The Sterlings are damaged goods not LA Clippers.

  14. 89 lockewasright
    May 29, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Hey, give Subway a break. It was cold that day!

  15. 91 Nena20409
    May 29, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Hmm?

    NBC’s Richard Engel: ‘Hard Pressed’ to Name Country with Which Hillary Improved Relations

  16. 92 Ladyhawke
    May 29, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    The Affordable Care Act in Kentucky: It’s Working

    By GOVERNOR STEVE BESHEAR

    ————————————————

    Now comes Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell’s amended election-year promise, delivered as he’s fighting for his political life: To rid the state of the ACA even while keeping all the good that “kynect” does.

    At best, of course, his promise represents a fundamental misunderstanding of the ironclad link between the ACA and “kynect.” At worst, it’s a blatant attempt to mislead Kentucky families for his political benefit.

    While that is fun to ponder, the salient point is this: Even critics are acknowledging that the ACA is bringing health care to those who desperately need it. In short, it’s working.

    I see the ACA’s positive impact first-hand in my home state, a place whose collective poor health has long been jeopardizing the lives and financial security of hard-working families who can’t seem to get ahead.

    —————————————–

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-beshear/kentucky-health-care_b_5412779.html

  17. May 29, 2014 at 8:23 pm
    • 94 99ts
      May 29, 2014 at 8:45 pm

      I do sometimes wonder if all these stories about children doing the shooting are true?? Maybe I’m paranoid – but is it that easy for a child to do something like this? I just wonder.

      And if it is true – everyone who gives a child access to weapons should be charged with the crime of absolute stupid!

  18. 99 carolyn
    May 29, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    We watched PBS newshour tonight……excellent interview of SOS Kerry by Gwen Ifill. Her questions were good…..some a little toward the “gotcha” but Kerry handled them with grace and clarity. Everything from Snowden to Ukraine to Syria to Iran, to President Obama’s reputation in foreign policy. She started that question with “Some say…….” Boy did Kerry take that one and tell her what’s what. Named all of PBO’s successes, and said frankly that the President doesn’t take enough credit for what he does. Said NO, he’s not giving up on the Middle East, and this problem is of 40 or 50 years’ duration, and there’s not going to be a magical, overnight solution, but he is going to keep working.

    He was so clear and coherent…….I still grieve over the 2004 election. We saw him in February of that year, and never understood what people said about him: stiff, boring, tedious…….in person he was vital, alive, knowledgeable and funny.

    • 100 Anna
      May 29, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      8 years of Kerry followed by 8 of President Obama, wow, what a different country, world we would be living in.

    • 101 99ts
      May 29, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      Pundits love “some say” or “multiple sources say” – what they mean “I wish it were so”

      • 102 Obama Grandmama
        May 29, 2014 at 11:10 pm

        “Some say” is just a way for the MSM to ask any question no matter how ridiculous and blame it on the some.

  19. 103 Nena20409
    May 29, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Here’s Jay on 5-29-14 WH presser:

  20. 106 Nena20409
    May 29, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/29/quantum-teleportation-computer-network_n_5413418.html#comments

    No one’s getting beamed up anytime soon, but teleportation may have taken a big step closer to reality.

    Researchers at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands say they have succeeded in accurately transferring information from one quantum bit to another quantum bit located 3 meters away — without the information traveling through the intervening space.

    A quantum bit (qubit) is analogous to a conventional computer bit — though unlike a conventional bit, a qubit can represent more than two possible values.

  21. May 29, 2014 at 8:38 pm
  22. May 29, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Bottom line folks ….

  23. 110 anniebella
    May 29, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    I listen to a little bit of Chris Matthews, but I had to turn the channel. I get so dam tired of listening to these pundits telling POTUS what he should do and they really get piss if he does things his way. I think POTUS is handling the Shinseki matter the way he choose to handle it. And if he comes to the conclusion that Shinseki should go, then he will go. But how dare John McCain and that other Arizona Senator act so upset, after all what were they doing? Isn’t Phoenix in Arizona, the state they are senator represent. Why didn’t they fix the VA problem in Phoenix? Surely some of the veterans contact McCain for help. If Shinseki goes, shouldn’t McCain go too.

    • 111 Lovepolitics2008
      May 29, 2014 at 9:19 pm

      This obsession of “Shinseki should be fired” is nothing else but revenge for him having condemned the Iraq adventure. Republicans have hated him for years and now have the opportunity for revenge.

      There have been some mistakes, but if there is someone who has to pay it’s within the local VA in Phoenix. Not Secretary Shinseki.

  24. May 29, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    The business of hyping polls:

  25. 113 dotster3
    May 29, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Shortage of drs. at the VA. “Harder to attract physicians to care for more challenging patients while paying them less.” Drs. there are already seeing over 2000 patients each, an overwhelming number. VA sure could have used that new funding bill which the GOP shot down.

  26. 114 forus50
    May 29, 2014 at 9:00 pm

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