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A Tweet Or Two

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133 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. June 8, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    I believe in global warming for the increasingly new number of wackos amidst the GOP rank. Something must be attacking their collective brains.

  2. June 8, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Thanks NW for keeping us informed!

  3. 12 nospin
    June 8, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    oh mannnn! I could have been a contendah!

    I broke the number 1 rule. I stopped to read the posts before commenting.

  4. June 8, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Majestically fabulous tweets, thank yooooooooooou Nerdy!!

  5. 16 nospin
    June 8, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    I missed the opportunity all because of NerdyWonka. She knows how hard it is to resist reading all that goodness…. yup, all Nerdy’s fault.

  6. June 8, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Good Evening, Everyone :)

  7. 21 jacquelineoboomer
    June 8, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Didn’t realize we had a new thread! Duh. Here’s an interesting letter, ICYMI, from March 2014.

  8. 24 hopefruit2
    June 8, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    ROTFL

  9. 26 hopefruit2
    June 8, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    • 27 CEB
      June 8, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      I was enjoying the Tonys until he came on; I muted and walked out until the next production.

  10. 28 amk for obama
    June 8, 2014 at 8:58 pm

  11. 31 globalcitizenlinda
    June 8, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    I don’t know how this can be done;

    but an organized effort ought to be done to demand that the usual hatemongers apologize for the relentless attacks leveled at The Bergdahl family without hearing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s side of the story;

    it this horrendous behavior is not check right away and made it very unpalatable, you can bet that it will only become worse and normalized in the future;

    at the very least, we owe our service women and men a chance to defend themselves before we condemn them in the media and use them as political fodder;

    we can’t let this hate fest become the new normal against those who volunteer to defend this country in public and more clandestine ways;

    • June 8, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      Didn’t a guy in Atlanta, Georgia win a lawsuit against NBC & Tom Brokaw for defamation during the Olympics?

      • 33 globalcitizenlinda
        June 8, 2014 at 9:26 pm

        could this be the one where the guy who reported the presence of the bag with the pipe bomb was then attacked for many weeks as the one who planted it there?

        • June 8, 2014 at 9:30 pm

          I think so, I can’t remember the details. First he was a hero, then a suspect, then was cleared of wrongdoing. I think the guilty guy might have been Rudolph.

          • 35 Dudette
            June 9, 2014 at 2:05 am

            Correct. The guy who was wronged by the media during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing was Richard Jewell. That poor man and his family went through hell for months — “trial by media” they called it. In fact, I read they’re studying his libel case in law schools now.

            I remember it like it was yesterday. The park was filled with people all over the world, It was ridiculously crowded, but everyone there was just happy and singing. I tell you the feeling of love in the air that night was palpable. It was amazing! Just a little over three hours before the bombing happened, I’d been sitting listening to the band playing, on a bench near where Alice Hawthorne was killed. I’d left the park to meet some friends and go to a party at where a bunch of athletes from the African countries were gonna be hanging out. But it took so long to get through the crowd to get to the train station, I was exhausted and changed my mind about partying. I decided to just take the train to my car and go home. What was normally a 15 min walk to the train station, 30 minute train ride, then 20 minute drive home, took 3 hrs. By the time I got to my neighborhood, news on the radio was reporting that an electrical transformer blew at the park. I remember thinking, boy I’m glad I got out of that crowd before that happened and went to bed. Thirty minutes later, the phone rang — it was my parents calling. Relieved to hear me answer, they’d been up watching CNN which by then was reporting it as a bombing and were worried that I was at the park that night. Needlesstosay, I was freaked to learn what had really happened.

            Everyone was scared out of their wits, ready to pounce on any shred of info and blame anyone that it pointed to. Mr. Jewell saved many lives that night by alerting police officers about the bag and helping to evacuate the area. Unfortunately, when they couldn’t find the perpetrator quick enough, people turned on him. I remember thinking and saying so much of what they were saying in the media about he supposedly did the deed, It didn’t make sense, given where they say he was most of that night and where the bag was. That place was a sea of humanity all smushed into a small area. I new from the start he was being scape-goated, because they didn’t have a clue who did it. I felt so bad for him. He passed away in 2007. Here’s more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Jewell

            I remember when they re-opened the park on the last day of the Olympics. I was a little scared, but went anyway to show solidarity with the thousands of others who wanted to show the terrorist(s) they didn’t defeat us.

            The creep who did it, Eric Rudolph, blew up a women’s health clinic near where I worked early the following year. That thing was so powerful it took out the power in our building a mile away from the clinic. He also injured several people when he blew up a gay bar not long after that. I’m so glad he’s rotting in jail the rest of his life.

            • June 9, 2014 at 2:13 am

              Thanks Dudette for writing this. It was hard to remember what all happened. Now I remember much of what you said, but not the harrowing personal story. It was for those who were there. I needed that info. I’m so glad his lawsuit was successful. I didn’t know he had died. Probably not reported nationwide very well.

            • June 9, 2014 at 2:14 am

              And yes, I’m glad Eric Rudolph is rotting in jail too.

    • June 8, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      Well, Linda, we can begin by being unrelenting and making it clear we know precisely who is responsible ….

      Yes WE MUST

  12. 43 Nerdy Wonka
    June 8, 2014 at 9:04 pm

  13. 45 hopefruit2
    June 8, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Vera Farmiga of Bates Motel – she looks stunning! :) :)

  14. 46 globalcitizenlinda
    June 8, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    • 47 nospin
      June 8, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      love this. maybe we can do a petition to the White House?

      • 48 globalcitizenlinda
        June 8, 2014 at 9:38 pm

        I believe we should;

        there ought to be consequences this behavior otherwise the boundaries will be crossed again and again with increasing hate-mongering;

        people who participated in this need to be made to feel ashamed of these attacks and repeatedly reminded never to do this again;

      • 49 nathkatun7
        June 8, 2014 at 11:49 pm

        I think the petition should be directed at the mainstream media, Republican members of Congress, and the Republican party! The White House is not the one conducting a “hate-fest” against the POW, Sgt. Bowie Bergdahl, and his family

    • 50 globalcitizenlinda
      June 9, 2014 at 8:24 am

      another shameful period for the nation

  15. 51 amk for obama
    June 8, 2014 at 9:16 pm

  16. June 8, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    AUDRA McDonald wins her SIXTH Tony Award!!! Brava :)

  17. 53 hopefruit2
    June 8, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    • 54 hopefruit2
      June 8, 2014 at 9:30 pm

      oops Chips you may delete this – I keep forgetting that her tweets won’t show here because the acct is protected!

  18. 55 CEB
    June 8, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Audra McDonald just won a Tony for her role as Billie Holiday. In her acceptance speech she mentioned the women whose shoulders she stand upon: Maya Angelou was one of them. If you missed it, check it out tomorrow on Youtube or other places.

  19. 56 hopefruit2
    June 8, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    • June 8, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      Beautiful, talented Lady.She took my breath away and had me tearing up during her remarkable portrayal of Billie Holiday.
      Thx for this tweet hopefruit2.

      • 58 hopefruit2
        June 8, 2014 at 10:05 pm

        I will have to go see that play – and your recommendation seals my decision. Now to find a good time… :)

      • 59 Dudette
        June 9, 2014 at 2:09 am

        Bob posted video of some of her performance on the previous post. Here it is… she’s incredible!

  20. 60 hopefruit2
    June 8, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    No pun intended, but remember a few weeks ago, I said I wanted HER to play FLOTUS if there’s ever a Broadway production of PBO’s Presidency? :) :)

  21. June 8, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    BFD ….

  22. June 8, 2014 at 9:42 pm

  23. June 8, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    I was lucky enough to see her on Broadway a few weeks ago. In a word…PHENOMENAL !!
    Audra as Billy Holiday is pure Genius. There should not be so much talent tied up in one person :)
    Anyone who has the opportunity to see this play, grab it. Audra is indeed “The First Lady of the Stage”.
    Congratulations to a great performer…Tony#6.

    • June 8, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      I watched an interview onAudra last night. She is amazing

      • June 8, 2014 at 10:05 pm

        J4O….I saw her perform one song from the show when she was promoting it one night on Colbert and right away
        I said to my husband we have to get tickets to see this. And we did . And I can’t stop raving about it.
        She so deserves this award.

        • June 8, 2014 at 10:29 pm

          She sure does. She said she studied Billie Holiday for a year and a half and she put gin above her lip and behind her ears, listened to her every night before bed each night and wore her favorite perfume.

  24. 74 hopefruit2
    June 8, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Okay, can someone tell me why this RWNJ is tweeting this crap with the Tony Awards hashtag in his nonsense?

  25. June 8, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Bottom line ….

  26. June 8, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Audra McDonald Makes Tony Award History With Win
    NEW YORK June 9, 2014 (AP)
    By MARK KENNEDY AP Drama Writer
    Associated Press

    Audra McDonald has become the Tony Awards’ most decorated actress.

    The singer and actress on Sunday won her sixth Tony for portraying Billie Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” putting her ahead of five-time winners Angela Lansbury and the late Julie Harris for the most competitive wins by an actress.

    The latest win — for best lead actress in a play — also makes McDonald the first grand-slam performance winner. She previously won as best featured actress in a play (“A Raisin in the Sun” and “Master Class”), best lead actress in a musical (“The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”) and best featured actress in a musical (“Ragtime” and “Carousel”). She also has two Grammys.

    She beat Tyne Daly, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Cherry Jones and Estelle Parsons

    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/audra-mcdonald-makes-tony-award-history-win-24051071

  27. June 8, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Nothing subtle about this …

    “U.S. sends stealth bombers to Europe

    The Air Force has further beefed up its bomber presence in Europe, deploying two B-2 stealth bombers for military exercises in the region.

    The B-2 deployment is another show of Washington’s effort to reassure allies in the region amid Russia’s recent bluster. The aircraft are assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing out of Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. On Sunday, they joined three B-52 Stratofortress aircraft already deployed to RAF Fairford, a British air base west of London.?

    All five of the aircraft are capable of delivering nuclear weapons.”

    More at the link: http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140608/NEWS08/306080034/U-S-sends-stealth-bombers-Europe

    #TrustBarack

    • 86 Lovepolitics2008
      June 8, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      Not subtle indeed. Bob, did you watch the president’s speech in Poland ? Talk about CLEAR MESSAGE to Putin…

    • 87 nathkatun7
      June 9, 2014 at 12:15 am

      Czar Putin may be making the same mistake as the Republicans: underestimating the resolve of President Obama.

  28. June 8, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Tiananmen Square – 25 years later

    “A day after the People’s Liberation Army stormed into central Beijing on June 4, 1989 and retook Tiananmen Square from protesters who had occupied the vast plaza for much of the previous six weeks, I stood outside the Beijing Hotel just east of the Square. A frightening pall had settled over Beijing, broken almost hourly by cacophonous volleys from soldiers’ automatic weapons, often aimed at the crowds of onlookers.

    People would scatter, but some were hit and quickly carted away by flatbed tricycles. Inevitably, the pressing internal Chinese drive of kan renao, or checking out what is going on, would overcome them and they would return to gawk at the soldiers and hardware that had rolled through their city.

    At one point, tank engines could be heard approaching from the Square. Gunfire emanated again, and people fled away from the boulevard. I saw people running and tanks approaching. I lifted my camera, took one photo and scampered away myself.

    Only months later did I discover that I had captured an alternate view of one of the most dramatic moments of those weeks: the man with the shopping bags who stopped a line of tanks, which many saw as standing up to dictatorial rule. He came to be called the “Tank Man.””

    Much more at the link: http://wilsonquarterly.com/stories/tiananmen-square-at-25/

  29. June 8, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    LL Cool J and TI at the Tonys?

    • June 8, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      THEY ARE RAPPING THE MUSIC MAN!!

      BWA HA HA HA HA

      we are in End Times, people.

      END TIMES!

      • 93 CEB
        June 8, 2014 at 10:38 pm

        I loved it! Ti, LL, and Hugh Jackman rapping the Music Man.

        Another great moment was Carole King singing with the actress who plays her on Broadway.

        Neil Patrick Harris in drag won for Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

        This is the best Tony Award production that I have seen in many years of watching.

        Off to New York to see some productions in person.

  30. June 8, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Virginia Democratic senator Puckett to resign, possibly dooming push to expand Medicaid

    By Laura Vozzella June 8 at 7:58 PM

    RICHMOND — Republicans appear to have outmaneuvered Gov. Terry McAuliffe in a state budget standoff by persuading a Democratic senator to resign his seat, at least temporarily giving the GOP control of the chamber and possibly dooming the governor’s push to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

    Sen. Phillip P. Puckett (D-Russell) will announce his resignation Monday, effective immediately, paving the way to appoint his daughter to a judgeship and Puckett to the job of deputy director of the state tobacco commission, three people familiar with the plan said Sunday. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.

    The news prompted outrage among Democrats — and accusations that Republicans were trying to buy the Senate with job offers in order to thwart McAuliffe’s proposal to expand health coverage to 400,000 low-income Virginians.

    Del. Scott A. Surovell (D-Fairfax) said Republicans were unable to win the policy argument about Medicaid expansion, so they have resorted to other means.

    “It’s astounding to me. The House Republican caucus will do anything and everything to prevent low-income Virginians from getting health care. . . . They figure the only way they could win was to give a job to a state senator,” Surovell said. “At least they can’t offer Terry McAuliffe a job. I hope Terry continues to stand up to these bullies.”

    Puckett, a senator since 1998, did not respond to calls seeking comment. Other Republicans denied that Puckett was offered the jobs in exchange for his resignation.

    http://m.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/2014/06/08/901edf8e-ef54-11e3-914c-1fbd0614e2d4_story.html

    • 96 Jovie
      June 8, 2014 at 10:54 pm

      Well Virginia will get even worse after November. Both bodies will be red and McCauliffe will have to go right!

      • June 8, 2014 at 11:13 pm

        Jovie, I think a lot of folk in VA are going to be sure that that does not happen. Blocking expansion of Medicaid in that State is the absolute stupidest thing for Republicans to do. @OFA_VA will be a force in the months leading to victory on 4 Nov 2014.

  31. June 8, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Agree ….

  32. 102 Cindy
    June 8, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Another shooting, this time it’s in Las Vegas; 2 police officers killed and an innocent person in Walmart.

    Police officers murdered as the killers yelled; revolution.

    We are all living in dangerous times; whereby, a life can be gone in a split second.

    Let us remember to love while we are here, help someone while we are here, lift someone up who is down, smile as much as we cry, sing, dance, hug and support someone who is less fortunate.

    Today it was the officers and an innocent person at Walmart, a few days ago it was the college students, a while back it was Sandy hook, tomorrow it could be one of us or our love ones.

    Our yesterdays are gone, our tomorrows are not promised; today is all we have, love while you can.
    Lord, we need you.

  33. 104 yardarm756
    June 8, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    ICYMI

    • 105 jacquelineoboomer
      June 9, 2014 at 12:07 am

      Their dishonesty is so blatant and so never-ending, it’s almost like we should all be covered by some kind of anti-Republican insurance policy or something. They’re like the red slime somebody throws at you from a moving train, and you don’t see it coming. I could go on, but you know what I mean! We must vote every last one of them OUT!

    • 106 nathkatun7
      June 9, 2014 at 12:26 am

      You are absolutely right, yardarm!

  34. 107 lockewasright
    June 8, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    Good evening all.

    • 108 Cindy
      June 8, 2014 at 11:54 pm

      Good evening lockewasright,

      Nice…..funny thing, when the singing started, I thought it was Wilson Picket singing Mustang Sally : }

      • 109 lockewasright
        June 9, 2014 at 12:02 am

        Hi Cindy. Wilson Picket is good stuff. I am pretty sure Albert Collins wouldn’t mind you saying that one bit!

        What do you think? New Orleans jazz or a silly song with a really good harmonica solo?

        (little secret: you’re probably really only picking which one I post 1st)

  35. 112 Jovie
    June 9, 2014 at 12:01 am

    They’re trying to take planes over there!

    Prolly crash them into buildings again?

  36. 113 jacquelineoboomer
    June 9, 2014 at 12:25 am

    OMG.

  37. 116 Jovie
    June 9, 2014 at 12:26 am

    Oh ok!

  38. 117 jacquelineoboomer
    June 9, 2014 at 12:28 am

    More “good news,” about the Las Vegas shootings.

  39. 118 jacquelineoboomer
    June 9, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Oh, yeah, we’re reminded yet again of what Romney was doing during the Vietnam War. Proceed, governor. Open your stupid mouth one more time, about what you’d do (in your nightmares) as Commander in Chief.

  40. 120 jacquelineoboomer
    June 9, 2014 at 1:20 am

    Normally, I’d be appalled at such a brutal message. There’s nothing normal about this guy.

  41. 121 Dudette
    June 9, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Wooooot! Atlanta was representin’ at the Tony Awards! Congrats to Kenny Leon! I like what he said about hoping for kids to have theatre in their educational lives. Sure wish Denzel could’ve have been there with the rest of the cast.

  42. June 9, 2014 at 2:24 am

    Friends, what you DO between now and when the polls close on 4 Nov 2014 irrevocably determines the fate of humanity. No Joke. No Hype.

    #LandslideDEMS2014

    Yes WE MUST

    good night TOD

  43. 123 Dudette
    June 9, 2014 at 2:24 am

    Loved this!

    • 125 Dudette
      June 9, 2014 at 2:31 am

      Let’s see if the video for this one posts better!

      By the way, the young lady who portrayed Carole in the musical, Jessie Mueller, sounds so much like Carole, it’s spooky.
      She won a Tony for Best Lead Actress in a Musical.

  44. 126 Dudette
    June 9, 2014 at 3:22 am

    A special one for Chips

    More about that play here: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/episodes/sting-the-last-ship/about-the-performance-watch-sting-perform-the-last-ship/1957/

  45. 127 Dudette
    June 9, 2014 at 3:30 am

    This was funny!

  46. 128 globalcitizenlinda
    June 9, 2014 at 6:38 am

    good morning/day everybody!

  47. 129 globalcitizenlinda
    June 9, 2014 at 6:41 am

  48. 131 donna dem 4 obama
    June 9, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Can I just say that Hugh Jackman is an incredible talent.

    And I completely agree with “Fitz” about Hugh’s hosting the Tony Awards last night!!!!

  49. 133 Jovie
    June 9, 2014 at 7:53 am

    T baggers?


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