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A Tweet Or Two

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175 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    June 12, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Evenin’.

  2. 12 Layla
    June 12, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Rick Perry derides gay ‘lifestyle’, compares it to alcoholism OMG Boner is gay!!!!!!!!

  3. June 12, 2014 at 10:41 pm

  4. 16 Vicki
    June 12, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Civilian personnel from Bhagdad are being re-located in Iraq according to Jen Psaki from State dept.

  5. June 12, 2014 at 10:46 pm

  6. 20 amk for obama
    June 12, 2014 at 10:49 pm

  7. June 12, 2014 at 10:52 pm

  8. 26 Nerdy Wonka
    June 12, 2014 at 10:52 pm

  9. 27 globalcitizenlinda
    June 12, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    I don’t know if anyone in bitter and perpetual war-monger McCain’s office ever reads his twitter messages;

    either way, I can only try to send Zizi’s piece to his account and hope that some aide at least reads it and knows that people are tired of his foolish blubber and his constant agitation on behalf of the war-profiteering MIC;

  10. June 12, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Just to be crystal clear ….

    Thank you, once again, zizi!!

    bbl …

    #TrustBarack

    • 31 globalcitizenlinda
      June 12, 2014 at 11:30 pm

      thanks Bobfr!

      this is a precise as it can get and is directed at the right people;

      don’t know if you want to create the same message and direct it at Speaker Pelosi and some media personalities who can do a similar chronology on their platform (e.g. Maddow) & some local news outlets in AZ

  11. 32 Vicki
    June 12, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Spurs up 24 points at end of third quarter.

  12. 34 Jovie
    June 12, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Soon, Trump will have Signs dangling from the space station.
    You ever see that movie Elysium?

  13. June 12, 2014 at 11:06 pm

  14. 37 amk for obama
    June 12, 2014 at 11:07 pm

  15. 38 0388jojothecat
    June 12, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    I say that there be a “WAR” tax on millionaires before we send one piece of equipment or one person. No profiteering and NO contractors will be paid until the war is OVER.

    • 39 MadameSoph
      June 13, 2014 at 5:18 pm

      Catching up and no one will see this probably, but I had to endorse this idea! Both pieces: extra tax on millionaires to pay for wars would mean next to none would be authorized and also if no one in the MIC gets paid until it’s over, any war started would not be indefinite – in and out!

  16. 42 anniebella
    June 12, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    I like Bette Midler tweet.

  17. 43 jacquelineoboomer
    June 12, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    More NRA members running wild.

    • 44 Layla
      June 12, 2014 at 11:20 pm

      I tell you, “you built that’ is going to be pretty handy

    • 46 desertflower
      June 12, 2014 at 11:23 pm

      I keep hearing NRA telling people that we need all these guns to protect ourselves from bad guys. Funny, that’s not what all these guns are being used for. See Sandy Hook, Va Tech, Aurora, Seattle, Oregon. Wake the hell up, America! You’re being lied to and manipulated! AGAIN!

  18. 48 99ts
    June 12, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    McCain – like most of the GOP – wants the oil – that is all any GOPer ever wanted in this part of the world.

  19. 51 99ts
    June 12, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Never thought I would cheer Chris Hayes – this has to be the comment of the day

    If we followed McCain’s advice – “we would be fighting on all sides in all conflicts in the region”

    Does the idiot even understand what he says!

    • 52 Layla
      June 12, 2014 at 11:30 pm

      He does not care, the media has always given him a platform to spew his hate and so he does…but the tide is turning

  20. June 12, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    The Heat have been decimated at home two games in a row by the Spurs after being 8-0 in the playoffs…….I’m depressed :( I blame these people……

  21. 67 carolyn
    June 12, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    This middle east conflict is not new. The media and politicians need to review what the allied powers did after World War I, dividing up the middle east according to their (European) desires. These adventures never end well, and how about our putting the shah on the throne in Iran, then trying to protect him when the revolution came?
    One of my comforts is that I know PBO has read and understands the history of these places. The people yelling the loudest know the least and are the least knowledgeable. I doubt McAngry ever understood a history course he took, or thought it had any relevance. Also, our stupid, uneducated media need to study history…..I say this frequently, I know, but it’s a fact: they need to. They do display their ignorance and laziness every day.

  22. June 12, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    • 69 99ts
      June 12, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      McCaffrey: ‘We’d Be Ill-Advised to Start Bombing”

      McCain says “send in the troops” – the media promotes his words

      It is suggested that PBO MAY, just may authorize the dropping of a few bombs – and then

      The media goes looking for someone to say dropping bombs is BAD. They are hacks – they will forever be against ANYTHING the President does. If PBO says, I agree, no bombs – there will be an outcry – we should have sent the bombs!!

      I am amazed that you folks keep fighting on against the horror of the US media and the GOP – bless you all.

    • 72 jacquelineoboomer
      June 13, 2014 at 12:29 am

      I’m starting to beg.

  23. 73 desertflower
    June 12, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2014/06/12/more-on-iraq/#more-154797

    What is Going on in Iraq- Adam L. Silverman, PhD*

    John asked yesterday “what is going on in Iraq?” After communicating with him offline, he asked if I would do a guest post with my answer. What we are seeing in Iraq is that the Iraqis are reorganizing, or attempting to reorganize, themselves. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the al Qaeda affiliate in the Levant, which is fighting against the Iraqi government and the Shi’a, is basically capitalizing on Sunni discontent and disenfranchisement. This looks like, and at one level is, settling scores. It is true that the Sunnis are outnumbered and I have had conversations with informed observers who argue the Iraqi Sunnis know they cannot win, unfortunately no one seems to have told the Iraqi Sunnis that!

    Iraqi Sunnis have been telling us, explicitly, since as far back as 2007 when we started partnering with the Anbar Awakenings guys that as soon as they had a chance – read as soon as we were gone and conditions were right – they were going to go after the Shi’a. They are specifically and especially interested in going after the expatriate Shi’a that we had empowered and put in charge: Maliki and his Dawa Party and the Hakim’s and their ISCI Party and its Badr Corps militia. The Sadrists are not too high on their list of favorites either. By not actually listening, and by listening I mean hearing what they said and observing their behavior in order to get a fuller understanding of their messaging, we have helped to make this worse.

    Thought I would add this to the conversation…still reading this

  24. 74 Jovie
    June 12, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    • 75 Layla
      June 12, 2014 at 11:43 pm

      Go Iran!

    • 76 nospin
      June 12, 2014 at 11:47 pm

      Go Iran

    • 77 99ts
      June 13, 2014 at 12:13 am

      Fox doesn’t care who is at war – as long as war!!!

    • June 13, 2014 at 12:20 am

      In reference to your concern about Baghdad Embassy on previous thread, Jovie……..

      ….Cruz said that her firm has recommended using teams of U.S. and Kurdish private security firms to evacuate the contractors because the semi-autonomous Kurdish government in Iraq’s north had sent its security forces known as pesh merga to take control of the city of Kirkuk after Iraqi security forces abandoned their bases and equipment and fled. The Kurdish forces now control roads in the region.

      Negotiations were ongoing to secure the safety of foreign personnel in Baiji and to get them out of harm’s way. U.S. security contractors involved reported that they engaged in gunfire to get through the region, Cruz said.

      U.S. personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad remained at work, Psaki said Thursday night. The State Department said in January that it had about 5,000 personnel working at the embassy and at consulates in Basra and Irbil, including 2,000 Americans. Embassy personnel are protected by some 200 Marine Corps security guards and contractors who work from a $10 billion, 5-year Worldwide Protective Services contract the department signed with eight companies in 2010……

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2014/06/12/u-s-companies-pulling-contractors-from-iraqi-bases-as-security-crumbles/

  25. 79 Nerdy Wonka
    June 12, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    We’re having horrible, horrible, horrible weather. Thunderstorms, lightning like I have never seen, thunder sounding like it wants to rip everything in its path, winds, and tornado.

    The tornado just lifted a house off its foundation!

    It’s insane.

    • 80 desertflower
      June 12, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      Stay safe!!

    • June 12, 2014 at 11:53 pm

      Stay safe NW………if you haven’t already…..know where your flashlights & candles are….do a battery check. I always charge my gizmos w/ the assumption the electricity may go out any second.

    • 86 MightyPamela
      June 12, 2014 at 11:57 pm

      Candle burning, full moon, solar flares left the sun day before yesterday. God bless.

      • 87 Nerdy Wonka
        June 13, 2014 at 12:48 am

        Thanks, MP.

      • 88 HZ
        June 13, 2014 at 1:00 am

        (((((((((((((My have been on for a while now, MightyPamela))))))))))))) I always think of you when I light them. I just purchased some music for my yoga exercise time. (Like I needed some more music). However, the ones that I chose are so relaxing and lovely.

        Keeping our space as calm and full of goodness surrounding us. We never know when we will need to call upon that goodness during the day or night.

        I had an experience yesterday with my Part D plan. I had never had put in a claim, so I made one of several calls over a period of about 3 days. During one call yesterday, I was assisted by a representative who had a short fuse and an attitude that was so inappropriate. So I ended the call very nicely. Went downstairs to get something to calm my gut because I had stressed out during the call. I had decided not to call anymore, but my spirit would not let go of the incident. I felt my spirit saying within me, “No, this is just not about you. Suppose that was someone older than you or your mother who had no one to advocate for her or him. Go back upstairs and call to report the situation.”

        So I listened to my heart trying to communicate with my head, and I made the call to the claims department and asked for the grievance department. The young lady was very professional with my claim and gave me everything that was needed. I explained to her without revealing the rude person’s name, and I told her why I did not want to give the name of the person. She was very understanding.

        I finally got someone in the grievance department who was very understanding. I explained to her why I was calling and thought that it would help the lady who was rude to me. Maybe she had a burden that she was carrying and brought it to work, and just needed a break or a supervisor to sit with her and have a cup of tea or coffee or just share something a few minutes of something lovely about her space.

        Anyway, I tried to tell the supervisor that in this line of work so many people just need a calm and gentle spirit especially because they are mostly seniors who are dealing with medical problems. And many do not have a son or daughter.r or in my case, someone who is not intimidated by CEO persons etc., plus I have the blessing of having someone who is able to call the plays in a matter of seconds to protect me.

        And I shared with her that we all need to stop, smell the goodness we see or feel around us and take a deep breath of gratefulness because our society is so full of toxic attitudes and ugliness. We all have a responsibility to make something good come into each other’s life when things might be heading south. The supervisor was very nice and said that she had never had anyone to take the time to really explain why they were calling with such a niceness about them even when they had been mistreated by the reps. I shared with her that I could not help myself because my mother and grandparents instilled into me a set of core principles to sustain me in this world of troubles.

        I shared this because I realize more and more how President Barack Obama must feel each day of his life now for the last six years serving as our POTUS. But he must often think of his mother, grandmother, and grandfather who poured everything into him, because one day, they knew he would have to be prepared to handle the troubles, good and bad business of the world, and for people all over the world. I saw both of our mothers and grandparents so clearly during that call yesterday. And I felt a peace surrounding me afterwards.

        So let us listen, remember our parents and our village mothers and fathers, aunts, uncles, who helped to nurture our cores to move through this new village of roads that are smooth or even bumpy and rough; but we still need to make our journeys to get to the better roads and that just might be helping someone to get to a better place in the attitude department on their job. That call for empathy, patience, love, compassion, a big open ear, and a voice and heart that is full of goodnessjust might be knocking on our door, and we may have to make an effort to gently place that portion of deep goodness in those quiet moments with our god before we speak our words into our space.

        Good night my Chips, my Danny O, and all of my TOD family. We are going to make this with the best president and VP Ever!!!!! I love you all so dearly. HZ

    • 89 jacquelineoboomer
      June 13, 2014 at 12:17 am

      Oh my goodness, NW. Please stay safe and give us intermittent reports of how you’re doing. Hugs.

  26. June 12, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Ridiculous!!!!

    Must Read from Chicago Fire Department Battalion Chief Annette Holt:

  27. 97 Dudette
    June 12, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Good evening Friends! I have observed a decided dearth of cuteness here tonight (amk’s delightful contributions notwithstanding, of course). So I hereby make it my mission to BRING THE CUTE!

  28. June 12, 2014 at 11:53 pm

  29. 102 Dudette
    June 12, 2014 at 11:56 pm

  30. 103 Dudette
    June 13, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Are ya smiling yet? Well, keep watching…

  31. 105 Dudette
    June 13, 2014 at 12:03 am

  32. 108 Dudette
    June 13, 2014 at 12:04 am

  33. 109 99ts
    June 13, 2014 at 12:06 am

    So now I’m watching Rachel – in 1975 – congress was willing to get every last American out of Vietnam – today they are not – many – including democrats – said they whould have left a POW behind in Afghanistan

  34. 110 Dudette
    June 13, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Reading Rainbow KickStarter has 19 days to make their goal. Have ya kicked in a little something?

    You all ARE in support of kids reading, right? :-)

  35. 111 Dudette
    June 13, 2014 at 12:11 am

  36. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    June 13, 2014 at 12:13 am

    You know … all the tweets directed to John McCain. I think that’s it. Let’s BLAME THE ENTIRE IRAQ WAR ON HIM. Not just his current dumbass statements, but the ENTIRE IRAQ WAR. Hell, none of Bush’s brains or boys and girls are willing to be out there saying what McWar is saying. They’re all hiding from war crimes tribunals. So, let’s PILE ON. Maybe he doesn’t care, but we can put the one or two sane Republicans left (if you find them, give me their Twitter accounts) on notice that turnabout is fair play. Well, actually, I don’t plan to be fair with him at all! He’s a monster.

  37. 118 vcprezofan2
    June 13, 2014 at 12:20 am

    Some shut eye is definitely what the doctor ordered – G’Night, all!

  38. 120 Dudette
    June 13, 2014 at 12:29 am

  39. 123 Layla
    June 13, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Anybody hear back from NW

  40. 127 Dudette
    June 13, 2014 at 12:35 am

  41. 130 Dudette
    June 13, 2014 at 12:38 am

    For LL :-D

  42. 135 Dudette
    June 13, 2014 at 1:03 am

  43. 136 Dudette
    June 13, 2014 at 1:09 am

    Sweet Dreams Everybody! :-)

  44. June 13, 2014 at 1:22 am

    Weird video by Tommy Christopher of his day inside the press area at the White House. Weird, irreverent, somewhat gross and sometimes interesting:

    http://thedailybanter.com/2014/06/day-white-house-daily-banter/

    WHPC warning!

  45. 138 Dudette
    June 13, 2014 at 1:23 am

    I just watched video of Jimmy Fallon “Dad Dancing” with Chris Christie. Why, oh why did I hit the play button on that? Especially before going to bed. I need eye bleach now. :roll:

  46. 143 jacquelineoboomer
    June 13, 2014 at 1:25 am

    • June 13, 2014 at 1:32 am

      John McCain has got to be wracking up the worst karma ever. Almost as much as his sidekick there.

      • 145 Dudette
        June 13, 2014 at 1:37 am

        Has that cranky bastard been right about anything… like EVER? Why does anyone listen to him?

      • 147 jacquelineoboomer
        June 13, 2014 at 1:38 am

        Not sure how his mind works, don’t want to know, but surely the guy has forgotten what a simple thing like “happy thoughts” are. He wants us all to be as miserable as he is, with his “lot” in life. No, thanks. Can’t wait for him to be gone from the national stage.

        • June 13, 2014 at 1:50 am

          He should go to the head of the Anger Management class. Why anybody in their right mind ever thought he could be POTUS is waaaaay beyond me.

  47. 157 Bill R.
    June 13, 2014 at 1:48 am

  48. 159 Jovie
    June 13, 2014 at 3:07 am

    Where John Wayne will interrogate him!

  49. 163 99ts
    June 13, 2014 at 4:07 am

    O my heavens

    1. If John McCain were President our PM would be cheering him on – all the way to another billion $ war

    2. He will fight with Barack all the way to anywhere – so many prayers of thanks that the President doesn’t want that kind of help

    3. Our media just gave the most right wing description of what is happening in Iraq

    4. Abbott was forced to take back some very negative words he said about the President 2 years ago when the Opposition leader

    5. I hope the backlash for his war mongering is massive – he has no mandate from the Australian people to follow anyone into war!

    • 164 99ts
      June 13, 2014 at 4:36 am

      I didn’t hear him saying he would support the President’s actions re Iraq – this excuse for a person was saying he would support another war with Iraq. I don’t know anyone in Australia other than a couple of RW lunatic pundits who want to send more young Australian’s to fight for people who don’t want them there. This man is insane – I am beyond tears. I am writing emails every which way what way.

  50. 170 donna dem 4 obama
    June 13, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Good Morning TOD…

    WTH with Chris Christie’s attempt to be cute and funny. Not Gonna Happen. That was so sad and terrible.

    To get that AWFUL memory of Chrispy Creme out of your mind let me show him how it’s done.

    Remember the thing that made the ORIGINAL so good is that FLOTUS can dance. That point was terribly lost in that skit last night. It was just a complete mess.. CC is trying so hard to revive his image. It’s not gonna happen and he is sickening.

    Wash your eyeballs out with this….

    • 171 Jovie
      June 13, 2014 at 7:24 am

      Well the news is Fake laughing as if it’s funny. They say he’s lost 80 pounds. He still looks like shit! :)

      • 172 hopefruit2
        June 13, 2014 at 7:27 am

        It’s not funny, and the “news” can’t fake what isn’t, try as they might. The public’s reaction is the BEST indicator, not the “news” which is filled with Republican men/women with agendas!

    • 173 hopefruit2
      June 13, 2014 at 7:25 am

      Reminds me of when Romney went on Jimmy Fallon to “slow jam the news” after POTUS did such an amazing job. Of course it fell flat and hardly got any mention in the news or elsewhere.

      I’m not sure what makes these Republicans think they can compete with our First Couple in charisma…on one hand they claim that PBO is *just* a celebrity, yet they try to follow every damn thing he does (while making major asses of themselves).

      What next – Rand Paul on “Between two Ferns?”

    • June 13, 2014 at 8:40 am

      I thought there were a couple of funny moments last night. I’m no Christie fan but he did alright imo. The Democratic and Republican convention dances cracked me up.


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