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A Tweet Or Two

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144 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. 9 Dudette
    July 2, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Hey!

  2. July 2, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Thanks a traaaaaaaaaaaabillion Nerdy!

  3. 12 Dudette
    July 2, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Ah damn! I just assumed I was behind the curb and go distracted. Then I finally did scroll and saw “Leave a comment”.
    By then it was too late! Woe is me!

    • 13 jackiegrumbacher
      July 2, 2014 at 9:47 pm

      Well, Dudette, there are those who could be contenders and are contenders and there are the rest of us Terry Malloys who never make it to the top. It’s a good club, though.

    • 15 vcprezofan2
      July 2, 2014 at 10:31 pm

      One of these days – when you are not too busy & if there are not too many steps to it – you’ve got to teach me how to cut a video for exactly the portion you want.

      • 16 Dudette
        July 3, 2014 at 1:36 am

        Girl, I wish I DID know how to do that. I just find stuff on YouTube that works. :-)

        • 17 vcprezofan2
          July 3, 2014 at 7:12 am

          :cry: TY though.
          Stuff I find there usually has more than I want to share/say when I’m trying to make a point. Case in point, see the end of this video (I don’t want the slap as I find it’s ‘too much’, but don’t know how to slash it off.)

  4. 20 Dudette
    July 2, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    ROFLMAO — Hobby Dobby! :-D :-D :-D

  5. 22 jackiegrumbacher
    July 2, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Awesome set of tweets, NW. As usual you hit all the right notes.

  6. 24 Nena20409
    July 2, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Fine, fine Tweet selections. :cool: Thanks NW.
    :star: For :cool: Chips and another :star: for COS

  7. 26 GGAIL
    July 2, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    NW, GREAT tweets. I especially like Chips tweet!!

  8. 29 Nena20409
    July 2, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/audio-emerges-from-thad-cochrans-hijacked-press-call/

    Political Twitter was transfixed earlier today with what reporters described as a pandemonium that erupted on a Thad Cochran press call over a question about the campaign “harvesting black votes” like black people harvested cotton. And now there’s audio.

    /////

    Keep talking mister.

    This guy joked about the indecent things he did with animals.

    Keep talking. At 76, this guy may not be all there. Yet Better him than Daniels.

  9. 32 jackiegrumbacher
    July 2, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    It’s interesting to note that there is not one woman member of Congress at the signing of the Civil rights Act. We’ve still got a very long way to go to achieve equality in the US congress, but such a momentous signing would be a different picture today.

    • 33 Dudette
      July 2, 2014 at 10:06 pm

      There would be no such signing if it were today. Remember what kind of Congress we have right now.

      Witness the kinda crap going on around the “debate” over immigration reform today.

  10. 34 Dudette
    July 2, 2014 at 10:04 pm

  11. 35 Nena20409
    July 2, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releases/2014/07/usa-belgium-second-most-viewed-mens-soccer-telecast-ever-in-u-s/

    Combined TV, Digital and Audio Coverage Posts Average Minute Audience of Nearly 18 Million
    ESPN Telecast Averages 16,491,000 Viewers and 9.8 HH US Rating
    Match Generates WatchESPN Viewership Records
    ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC Telecasts Reach Nearly 100 Million People
    Significant Viewership Growth Over 2010 and 2006, including in All Key Demos
    Match Sets Rating Record in 20 markets; Washington, D.C.; New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles Highest-Rated Thru 56 Games
    ESPN’s telecast of the United States’ 2-1 loss to Belgium in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 on Tuesday, July 1, averaged 16,491,000 viewers and a 9.8 US HH rating, making it the second most-viewed men’s soccer match in the United States ever, across all networks (behind the 18,220,000 viewers and 9.6 US HH rating ESPN earned for USA vs. Portugal on June 22).

    • July 2, 2014 at 10:09 pm

      However, in the US of A the number one sport will always be American football.
      It is and always will be. :)

      • 37 0388jojothecat
        July 2, 2014 at 11:41 pm

        Never say never Jovie. As USA demographics change and it is changing fast, I would not be surprised that Soccer will beat out Baseball and be the number three most popular game…Football, Basketball, Soccer and Baseball. Baseball is dying…..

    • 38 hopefruit2
      July 2, 2014 at 10:54 pm

      Thanks Obama.

  12. July 2, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    London musician Aleksander Kolkowski is giving new life to a dying musical format—by turning it into an even older format. His idea: repurpose the compact disc to play like its musical predecessor, the vinyl record. “I’m taking the optical digital back to analogue,” he says. Using a modified Wilcox-Gay Recordette—a 1950s home stereo and recording device—Kolkowski cuts grooves into a CD, making it playable on a turntable. The re-engineered CD plays at 45 rotations per minute for up to two minutes and 50 seconds. The audio result is “a nice, warm sound, like it’s been remastered through an overdriven tube amplifier.”….

    ….His CD-Recycled 45rpm project is part of a larger series of work having to do with repurposing, remaking, and recreating, including an installation at the Science Museum in London called The Exponential Horn. For the exhibit, Kolkowski helped reconstruct a 1930s loudspeaker to broadcast newly-created sounds, music, and spoken word, in an exploration of its original intention to establish a benchmark in audio quality. He’s also recreating one of the first-ever recordings of a symphony onto wax discs in a project for the Royal College of Music. “In 1913, in Germany, one of the very first attempts was made to record a whole symphony. We are re-enacting that recording session using wax discs. No one has actually attempted a full orchestra using a wax recording lathe before, so it’s a serious research project, as well as a lot of fun.”

    Kolkowski, who collects string and wind instruments as well as gramophone and phonograph players, says he’s always been interested in early recording formats and has “a fascination with the listening experience.” “As a sound artist, I’m interested in using antiquated audio technology to challenge notions of obsolescence and, as well as making connections with the past, in giving a new perspective on our current relationship to recordings, amplification and digital sound.”

  13. 42 Nena20409
    July 2, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Fluffy Christie has Vetoed the Gun Rights Bill in NJ. In 2013, it was the High capacity Bullets.

  14. 44 lockewasright
    July 2, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    It’s so nice to be home from work! Today was my Monday and it lived up to its billing. Time to get my chill on:

  15. 45 jacquelineoboomer
    July 2, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Target did the right thing after all this time? Too bad they allowed guns in the first place, if they did.

  16. July 2, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    I don’t know if anybody posted this, but Chris Rock’s monologue was pretty funny(many won’t get some of the jokes)……..the best riff was on Scandal FF to 3:30 mark:

    “The real reason Scandal is such a hit is b/c every thursday at 10 america gets to tune in and there is a white president…..”

    • 47 Nerdy Wonka
      July 2, 2014 at 11:28 pm

      He was AWESOME. I watched it live and he was spilling truth, left, right, and center. When he interviewed white people about BET and what N.W.A. stands for and a white woman responded with “National White Association.” I almost choked on laughter. Chris’s WTF expression was gold and had me cracking up.

      So wonderful to see him hosting again.

      He’d be fantastic at the WHCD. (Desertflower’s wonderful idea)

      • July 3, 2014 at 12:28 am

        I spit my drink out during that bit at the monster truck rally…….my favorite was the guy who was asked if he ever tried dating a black woman…..priceless!!!

  17. July 2, 2014 at 10:30 pm

  18. 50 Nena20409
    July 2, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    • 51 Dudette
      July 2, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      Aw! :-)

      • 52 0388jojothecat
        July 3, 2014 at 12:00 am

        I watched the raw video of the President congratulating Clint and Tim. When he started talking about Tim fabulous blocking I could see the President wanted to ask Tim he could give him pointers since he’s been blocking the GOP BS for six years…..

        • 53 HZ
          July 3, 2014 at 1:36 am

          So true, jojo. I hope that all is well, and remember to stay cool in our lovely heat. I was out most of today, but I kept my water with me and made it back home safe after being out in the heat. {{{{{{{{{{{ Love you, jojo}}}}}}}}}HZ

          • 54 0388jojothecat
            July 3, 2014 at 2:10 am

            Hello My Darling Sweet HZ. Yes all is well and I am staying cool in all our heat. Hope you are doing well, so glad that you are staying hydrated while you are out and about. There was a lot fireworks going off about an hour ago. I am praying there are no fires due to careless people with fireworks. I wish they would ban them throughout CA due to the drought Please take care over this 4th of July Weekend. (((( lots of hugs and love to you too )))).

  19. July 2, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    …….interesting

  20. 57 Nena20409
    July 2, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Facts Matter.

    Those who ignore the Facts where this POTUS is concerned are Liars or Rcaists or both.

  21. 61 Dudette
    July 2, 2014 at 10:39 pm

  22. July 2, 2014 at 10:39 pm

  23. 67 Nena20409
    July 2, 2014 at 10:40 pm

  24. 68 Dudette
    July 2, 2014 at 10:46 pm

  25. 69 Nena20409
    July 2, 2014 at 10:54 pm

  26. July 2, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Never change Fox *News*……..

    I think this is all a ruse to make Rupert look good while Roger Ailes runs the GOP broadcasting netwrok

    Immigration Reform Can’t Wait http://online.wsj.com/articles/rupert-murdoch-immigration-reform-cant-wait-1403134311
    There is rarely a good time to do hard things, and America won’t advance if legislators act like seat-warmers:

    When I learned that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor had lost his Republican primary, my heart sank. Not simply because I think he is an intelligent and talented member of Congress, or because I worry about the future of the Republican Party. Like others who want comprehensive immigration reform, I worried that Mr. Cantor’s loss would be misconstrued and make Congress reluctant to tackle this urgent need. That would be the wrong lesson and an undesirable national consequence of this single, local election result. People are looking for leadership—those who stand for something and offer a vision for how to take America forward and keep our nation economically competitive. One of the most immediate ways to revitalize our economy is by passing immigration reform………

  27. 74 Dudette
    July 2, 2014 at 10:55 pm

      • 76 Nerdy Wonka
        July 2, 2014 at 11:38 pm

        Loved this when it was live and love it still.

        Thanks for reminding us of the wonderful performances of that night, Dudette.

        • 77 Dudette
          July 3, 2014 at 12:31 am

          You’re more than welcome Nerdy. I love all of the musical performances that POTUS and FLOTUS have showcased over the years. I found this one especially stirring. Can’t wait to see what else might be in store for us from the next performance night whenever that may be.

  28. 78 Nena20409
    July 2, 2014 at 11:01 pm

  29. 79 Nena20409
    July 2, 2014 at 11:02 pm

  30. 80 Nena20409
    July 2, 2014 at 11:05 pm

  31. 86 Nena20409
    July 2, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    And on that Rainbow, G’Nite and sweet Dreams.

  32. 89 Dudette
    July 2, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    • 90 Dudette
      July 2, 2014 at 11:36 pm

      • 91 COS
        July 2, 2014 at 11:44 pm

        I was not pleased with the bumbling answers given by Gov. Howard Dean and Steve Schmidt on Lawrence’s show tonight, regarding the Murietta issue. Was especially disappointed with Howard Dean. Schmidt always play that both sides crap.

    • 92 0388jojothecat
      July 3, 2014 at 12:56 am

      The part was in the end they were taken to San Ysidro and was warmly greeted along the roadside. I am glad they saw not everyone is mean and heartless as those Murrieta assholes.

  33. 93 Dudette
    July 2, 2014 at 11:21 pm

  34. 95 forus50
    July 2, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Thank you Nerdy for the fun and fantastic post! I have been out for the last few hours so this was fun to see as I checked back in woo hoo, I made the front page lol. We’ve been having some wild rain storms in Chicago; here’s a picture from last night. This guy has some amazing photography if you want to follow him on Twitter you will not be disappointed.

  35. 96 Dudette
    July 2, 2014 at 11:26 pm

  36. 98 Dudette
    July 2, 2014 at 11:32 pm

  37. 100 arapaho415
    July 2, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Sometimes I think the east coast forgets that the west coast exists.

    Case in point.

    @LATimes headline:
    NASA carbon observatory finally reaches space: Let the CO2 hunt begin!

    The rocket launched at 2:56 am PDT this morning from Vandenberg AFB, near Santa Barbara at Point Conception.

    Rockets launched around sunset (or just after) provide an amazing light show for all of SoCal. I grew up in the San Diego area and our girl scout troop was mesmerized around the campfire one evening (it must have been summertime).

    This is what NASA tweeted:

  38. 102 99ts
    July 2, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Good to read that Target gained some sanity – BUT – I would think this wasn’t for the benefit of its customers, rather for the benefit of the bottom line – Target sales must have been hurting.

    • 103 Dudette
      July 2, 2014 at 11:42 pm

      Of course. First they let millions of customers credit card info get stolen around Christmas time, now this. I’m one of those people who’s bank forced them to replace their card as a precaution. I haven’t shopped there since. Then they’ll letting people walk around with weapons of war through their aisles? They had no choice but to relent. The fact that they took so long to stop that madness shows just how insincere they were about caring for the customers “experience.” Fuck them.

  39. 105 Dudette
    July 2, 2014 at 11:58 pm

  40. 109 Dudette
    July 2, 2014 at 11:59 pm

  41. 110 forus50
    July 3, 2014 at 12:05 am

    This might be one of the strangest games ever. The last place Chicago Cubs in Boston and they trounce the Red Sox. I mean the Sox are bad, awfully bad this year with a record the same as the Cubs but the Sox are in the American League East so the Cubs are like a farm team in comparison (sorry Cubs fans I’m a Cubs fan too but facts are facts). The Cubs have trouble scoring more than 1 or 2 runs a game. WTH.

  42. 113 Dudette
    July 3, 2014 at 12:25 am

  43. 115 Dudette
    July 3, 2014 at 12:40 am

  44. 118 jacquelineoboomer
    July 3, 2014 at 12:52 am

    I know “everybody” got one, but I’m laughing my ass off. Me! I’m a lifelong member of the fictitious Athletics Anonymous organization, and even I got one of these thank-you’s. Very good public relations, if ya ask me!

  45. 121 amk for obama
    July 3, 2014 at 12:56 am

  46. 122 Dudette
    July 3, 2014 at 12:58 am

  47. 124 amk for obama
    July 3, 2014 at 1:04 am

  48. 125 amk for obama
    July 3, 2014 at 1:05 am

  49. 126 Dudette
    July 3, 2014 at 1:12 am

    Never heard of this kid before. He’s got SKILLS! I like very much!

  50. 128 Dudette
    July 3, 2014 at 1:23 am

  51. 130 Dudette
    July 3, 2014 at 1:49 am

  52. 131 Dudette
    July 3, 2014 at 1:58 am

    This’ll do it for me tonight, guys!
    Dream wistfully! Sleep restfully! Big <3 to you all!

  53. 132 Dudette
    July 3, 2014 at 2:05 am

    Had to come back and post this. :-)

    • 133 Dudette
      July 3, 2014 at 2:07 am

      … and this. :-)

      • 134 99ts
        July 3, 2014 at 2:20 am

        We keep similar hours Dudette – but at opposite ends of the equator :) Sweet dreams

      • July 3, 2014 at 3:15 am

        Brava, Dudette! You are truly a lady of all seasons! I know you may have gone to sleep by now, but I wanted to thank you for sharing great music, and for sharing positive information on the Obama economy. Here is my personal anecdote about the Obama economy. Today I got a letter, dated June 30, 2014, from the Assessor’s Office, informing me that the value of my home, from January 1, 2013 to January 1, 2014, went up by 26%. In some areas in San Diego, the letter said, some home values have gone up 33%. This, of course, means that my property taxes will go up. Fortunately, the increase will only be 2%, which is not unbearable. But believe me, I am so delighted, and thankful to President Obama’s economy, that the value of my home has gone up.

        • 137 Dudette
          July 3, 2014 at 1:33 pm

          Thank YOU Nath! Music just feeds me in so many ways. I’m glad I have TOD to share it.

          I’m also delighted at the resurgence of our economy under President Obama. I laughed out loud when I got my last property tax increase too, because it meant the value of my house had risen back to what it was before the economy tanked. One of my cousins thought I was nuts. She doesn’t get how that means the local economy is recovering. You try to explain stuff to some folks. Not everyone gets it. I keep trying though. :-)

  54. 138 99ts
    July 3, 2014 at 2:44 am

    A good thread on BJ – but this comment is the best – has to be a TODer in disguise

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2014/07/02/stockpile-open-thread-a-history-of-violen-t-stupidity/#comment-5043071

    President Obama may yet end up on Mount Rushmore.
    followed by 32 major achievements – and no doubt many missing from the list

  55. July 3, 2014 at 3:26 am

    Of course, it’s Obamas fault. Not congress? Of course!

  56. July 3, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Alito brief: if you’re pregnant get back in the kitchen and bare foot dammit.

  57. July 3, 2014 at 6:51 am

  58. 142 vcprezofan2
    July 3, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Happy Thursday, everyone!


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