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A Tweet Or Two

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145 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. 1 Vicki
    July 1, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    You are indefatigable and truly amazing, NW. Thank you so much for your endless energy.

  2. 13 desertflower
    July 1, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    evening TOD!

  3. 19 hopefruit2
    July 1, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    When you’ve lost Jorge Ramos who typically shills for Republicans, you’re in trouble….

    • 20 jackiegrumbacher
      July 1, 2014 at 9:54 pm

      Hf, Latinos not only have to remember, they have to vote. I hope Ramos has a plan for spreading the word and underscoring the urgency.

  4. 21 Dudette
    July 1, 2014 at 9:25 pm

  5. 22 Vicki
    July 1, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Rachel has devoted the first 24 minutes and counting of her show to discussing “So Sue me.” I like how she highlighted how much PBO seems to be enjoying himself these days.
    Downer Sam Stein is now trying to put a damper on things.

    • 23 hopefruit2
      July 1, 2014 at 9:28 pm

      Sam Stein is a weasel! I’ve never seen him smile. Not one time. Well perhaps once when it was “bad news for Obama.”

      • 24 Dudette
        July 1, 2014 at 9:37 pm

        Weasel is the perfect word for him. It comes to mind everytime I see his face, right before… [click!]

  6. 25 0388jojothecat
    July 1, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Hi TOD Family…..What A Day Huh? I’ve been lurking all day and could feel the excitement and intensity of the game through the many posts. I am very proud of our soccer team and the outpouring of love and support from the American people and President. I have never seen so many RWNJ’s look down and not support our team. These people are so full of hate it is so sad. I truly feel sorry for them.

    • 26 hopefruit2
      July 1, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      I have to say that I am extremely heartened by the way America united in support of its team, and presented that spirit of unity and support to the international community – which in turn lent their support and good wishes to the US. This is one area that the GOP Media could not influence. The RWNJ’s who were unsupportive are actually a tiny minority. I was pleasantly surprised to see even some prominent GOPers openly express their support on Twitter and elsewhere.

      But regardless of GOP support, it was a great day for our country, or President and a fantastic game, well-played. :) :)

  7. July 1, 2014 at 9:30 pm

  8. July 1, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Brilliant tweets Nerdy, you always find the gems – thank yooooooou!!!

    A few must-reads (will include them in R&S):

  9. 34 Dudette
    July 1, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I swear I read that tweet say a judge struck down Kentucky Fried Chicken’s ban on gay marriage! 😄🐓

  10. July 1, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    • 37 Dudette
      July 1, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      A finely-sculpted work of art

    • 40 anniebella
      July 1, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      Is that picture of T. Howard for real? I don’t know what to think.

      • 41 Nena20409
        July 1, 2014 at 10:17 pm

        Yes. It is real. Probably taken at least several years ago. Today he has Tattoos from neck down ;) He has an ad for PETA with Ink not Mink

      • 42 Dudette
        July 1, 2014 at 11:20 pm

        It’s from sports illustrated Body issue either this yr or sometime in last couple of years. Don’t remember which yr, but I remember this picture – most definitely.

    • 43 Ycin
      July 1, 2014 at 10:05 pm

      Good evening TOD family,
      I hope that you have all had a WONDERFUL day; in bed sick as a dog today, something hit me like flu and I thought that I was going to check out of here and send messages from the BIG sky above. Absolutely scary; thought my insides were going to come up : (

      Just tuned in, sorry to see USA lost. As always Nerdy Wonka, thank you for the WONDERFUL posts.

      Took one look, second look and then many looks at this picture, and I said Lord! THANK YOU, I’M HEALED : )

      I see that I still have some mo jo left in my matured age.

      Hope you guys have a BEAUTIFUL evening.

      Cindy

  11. July 1, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Sorry….. I can’t help myself.

  12. 55 lockewasright
    July 1, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Social conservatism is a politics of exclusion. Exclusion is a bad strategy in a representative democracy with a diverse population. Women have just been reminded why it is important to vote and to vote against social conservatism. Latinos are also being reminded what happens when social conservatives have control. Black people are watching Jim Crow rise from the grave in red state voting laws all around the country. Secular people are reminded by cases like Hobby Lobby vs reason too. There is only so much success that social conservatism can enjoy before it defeats itself since every success it enjoys alienates an entire voting demographic. It’s disheartening when things like the recent SCOTUS decision happen, but in this context, they are simply one step closer to the day when too many demographics have been alienated by the right for them to win elections. It’ll happen. Keep looking.

    • July 1, 2014 at 9:59 pm

      “There is only so much success that social conservatism can enjoy before it defeats itself since every success it enjoys alienates an entire voting demographic. It’s disheartening when things like the recent SCOTUS decision happen, but in this context, they are simply one step closer to the day when too many demographics have been alienated by the right for them to win elections.”

      Precisely, locke.

      And, on 4 Nov 2014, we will show them just how few places in America they can still win. By 2016, those places will be even smaller in number.

      #OWNthe114th

      Yes WE MUST

  13. 57 Dudette
    July 1, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Someone asked this on Twitter yesterday: Hasn’t the GOP run out of groups to alienate yet?

    Ha! I say, let ‘em keep talking. Just make sure there are micrphones with the volume up high and video cameras with the record light on. We’ll save tons of ad dollars this fall, cuz they’re writing the ads for us.

    Go ahead, speak up Baggers!

    • 58 jackiegrumbacher
      July 1, 2014 at 10:02 pm

      Oh, Dudette, you are so right. They speak and a thousand more people get alienated. So keep talking, geniuses. Make sure you say something absolutely insulting, ignorant or unforgivable about at least one ethnic group each day. We ought to have an insult and affront meter and measure the numbers of potential voters turned our way with each remark.

  14. 59 Dudette
    July 1, 2014 at 10:00 pm

  15. 60 globalcitizenlinda
    July 1, 2014 at 10:17 pm

  16. 63 Nena20409
    July 1, 2014 at 10:18 pm

  17. July 1, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Statement from President Poroshenko …

    “Address of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko

    Dear compatriots!

    On Monday, June 30, at 22:00, the validity of unilateral ceasefire expired.

    Within the plan on peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbas, such step was initiated for the first time on June 20.

    On June 27, Ukraine continued it for additional three days.

    In the course of the last 10 days, we have demonstrated our commitment to the peaceful settlement of the externally instigated conflict to the Donbas, Ukraine and the whole world.

    We have demonstrated a good will of the Ukrainian government to the residents of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

    Hardworking and peaceful people, the majority of Donetsk and Luhansk region residents, felt our sympathy, love and respect. They saw sincere readiness of Kyiv to reckon with their specific opinion and interests. They understood that their security is our main priority.

    International support to Ukraine has become even stronger. In the course of the ceasefire, I have signed the Association and DCFTA Agreement with the EU.”

    More at the link: http://www.president.gov.ua/en/news/30643.html

    He’s definitely a force that #TzarVlad has underestimated, just as he has underestimated the Ukrainian people.

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  19. July 1, 2014 at 10:32 pm

  20. 69 vcprezofan2
    July 1, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    I know we have seen others referencing Nick Hanaeur before, but I also know it won’t hurt to see his take on capitalism highlighted by another source.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Nick Hanauer’s memo to his fellow zillionaires is great fun. His basic message is that the federal government needs to substantially raise the minimum wage or zillionaires are going to get guillotined. But he’s really making the case that wages so low that they must be supplemented with food stamps and rent assistance and medicaid are not good for capitalists because people don’t have any money to shop.

    He makes a few good arguments and analogies. ………………………

    ……………………………
    So forget all that rhetoric about how America is great because of people like you and me and Steve Jobs. You know the truth even if you won’t admit it: If any of us had been born in Somalia or the Congo, all we’d be is some guy standing barefoot next to a dirt road selling fruit. It’s not that Somalia and Congo don’t have good entrepreneurs. It’s just that the best ones are selling their wares off crates by the side of the road because that’s all their customers can afford.

    ……………………………………//

    http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2014/7/1/223834/5487

  21. July 1, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Of course, this is what the GOP/MSM fears (not sure why @LATimes tweeted out a 4-day old story today):

  22. July 1, 2014 at 11:23 pm

  23. 77 Dudette
    July 1, 2014 at 11:29 pm

  24. July 1, 2014 at 11:31 pm

  25. 79 jacquelineoboomer
    July 1, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Not interested in 2016 at all, but I found this amusing. Now, even though she hasn’t even said she’d run, people are saying they won’t run with her. Way too early for this B.S., in any event.

  26. 84 jacquelineoboomer
    July 2, 2014 at 12:05 am

    • 85 vcprezofan2
      July 2, 2014 at 12:09 am

      The ‘poor’ soul; now he gets to go to sleep with Alito on his mind. ;)

      And yes, the BEST president (for such a time as this) is in the W. House!

      • 86 jacquelineoboomer
        July 2, 2014 at 12:13 am

        You’re up “late,” or later than normal, yes?

        • 87 vcprezofan2
          July 2, 2014 at 12:20 am

          Online later than usual, but not ‘up’ later than usual. I do have weird sleeping habits. I also have a teenage guest who just, literally, came home.

    • 88 COS
      July 2, 2014 at 12:15 am

      Jacqueline can you post the link tomorrow if you find it. I would love to read this.

  27. 90 amk for obama
    July 2, 2014 at 12:15 am

    so, the US goalie prevented a double digit thrashing, eh?

  28. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    July 2, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Don’t remember the last time I R/Td a creepy Michael Moore tweet, if ever, but here’s one.

  29. 101 vcprezofan2
    July 2, 2014 at 12:38 am

    Well, since no one is paying attention, I’m going to sign off and go find something to read.

    “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” ― Harry S. Truman

    G’Night!

    • 102 jacquelineoboomer
      July 2, 2014 at 1:11 am

      Love the quote!

      • 103 vcprezofan2
        July 2, 2014 at 7:21 am

        :) As TOD’s resident bard, you would.

        Hope your dreams are dancing on the backs of your eyelids even as you sleep.

        • 104 jacquelineoboomer
          July 2, 2014 at 2:17 pm

          Well, sorry I missed seeing this little poetic gem, last evening! :)

          • 105 vcprezofan2
            July 2, 2014 at 2:20 pm

            :) JO’B, I think, like CC, you have a ‘radar’ on me. I’ve only now stepped back into the village! Do you both by chance use the same spyware?

            • 106 jacquelineoboomer
              July 2, 2014 at 2:21 pm

              No comment.
              :)

              • 107 vcprezofan2
                July 2, 2014 at 2:23 pm

                She says, while I busily look around to see if I can spot any part of the spy equipment! :)

                Are you signing in for the 1st time today (not counting your midnight stroll through)?

                • 108 jacquelineoboomer
                  July 2, 2014 at 2:29 pm

                  Yes, was at my son’s for a bit, earlier, and am still easing into my day, although I notice it’s early afternoon. Slept late and loved it!

                  • 109 vcprezofan2
                    July 2, 2014 at 2:34 pm

                    Good for you, you blessed soul! /can you hear a bit of envy/? After I left you last night, I woke up FOUR times before my 7:30-ish sign in! I was a bit annoyed by the third wake-up, let me tell you. Anyhoo, I’m alive, and here! :grin:

  30. 110 vcprezofan2
    July 2, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Good night, again. Sweet dreams, you all!

  31. 112 jacquelineoboomer
    July 2, 2014 at 1:14 am

    Words of wisdom for all of us!

  32. 115 Dudette
    July 2, 2014 at 2:08 am

  33. 116 Dudette
    July 2, 2014 at 2:12 am

  34. 117 Dudette
    July 2, 2014 at 2:14 am

  35. 118 Dudette
    July 2, 2014 at 2:36 am

  36. 119 Dudette
    July 2, 2014 at 3:09 am

  37. 120 Dudette
    July 2, 2014 at 3:11 am

  38. 127 Jovie
    July 2, 2014 at 6:36 am

    Is this new quinni-Panic poll on the level?
    He’s the worst president ever?
    Really?
    Are Americans dumb?
    The worst???

  39. July 2, 2014 at 7:09 am

    I NOW YOU REFUSED TO BE HELD DOWN ANYMORE!!!!!

  40. 131 Jovie
    July 2, 2014 at 7:11 am

  41. July 2, 2014 at 7:16 am

    IN CASE YOU FORGOT WHAT IT TOOK TO GET THE VOTE!

    • July 2, 2014 at 7:24 am

      When I listen to this..i wonder how Hillary Clinton…could come up with her assessment at why blk folks voted for the lesser of two evils in Mississi8ppi…it is because of her not knowing and understanding blk people and their struggle for freedom…

      • 134 Jovie
        July 2, 2014 at 7:30 am

        Well you have a point. But also a point to be made not much difference between establishment republican and t baggers. They’ve pushed establishment so far right that no difference.
        Also, I remember many of you on this blog was so enamel red with Scott browns election. Some of you said he was a liberal.
        Until, you know, his first day he said that the stimulus hasn’t created one job.
        Then, also a large swath of liberals love Rand Paul.
        Why?

        • July 2, 2014 at 7:37 am

          I can not answer for those folks who like Brown or Paul….
          I am not on the ground in Mississippi…so I can not say with absolute certainty why blk folks voted as did…but I KNOW that ads alone do not bring folks to the polls…they must be organized to come.., there were other forces at play in Mississippi….I hope those forces can bring out blk folks in November to vote for the DEM Candidate…

          #MovingForwardTogether…

    • 137 Dudette
      July 2, 2014 at 9:16 am

      Good Morning Pf58!
      Gurl, you are on FIYAH today! Way to go! ^5!

  42. 139 vcprezofan2
    July 2, 2014 at 7:18 am

    It’s morning, and the sun is trying to shine. I have TWO meetings today – oh well! Good Day, everyone!

    • July 2, 2014 at 7:28 am

      Hiya vc! Have a great day!

      • 141 vcprezofan2
        July 2, 2014 at 7:30 am

        Good morning, Almab! It’s a new day and I will sure do my best to enjoy it, meetings aside.

        Are *you* chilling today?

    • 142 jackiegrumbacher
      July 2, 2014 at 7:28 am

      I hate meetings, VC, so I don’t envy you. Hope they go well and you have a great day.

      • 143 vcprezofan2
        July 2, 2014 at 7:34 am

        I’m crossing my fingers they’ll be short – one’s at 10am and the other at 3pm, so there’s recovery time(=going home to TOD time) in between. :grin:

        Have yourself a lov-e-lie Wednesday, JackieG! I imagine you are already prepping for your long weekend.

    • 144 Dudette
      July 2, 2014 at 9:21 am

      Hi VC!

      I hope they’re short and sweet. I’ve got a few myself. Have a terrific day!


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