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140 Characters Of Great Tweets

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123 Responses to “140 Characters Of Great Tweets”


  1. 1 desertflower
    July 12, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Thanks, NW! Love these

  2. 9 GGail
    July 12, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    GOOOAAALLL

  3. 13 Nerdy Wonka
    July 12, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    O.M.G, Potterheads, this is NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM!!!!!

    They sure grow them fine in Harry Potter land.

  4. 14 GGail
    July 12, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Hey df!! we be twins :D

  5. July 12, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Fantabulous tweets, you’re a treasure Lady Nerdy!! Thank you!

  6. 21 desertflower
    July 12, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    THIS.

    The only “border crisis” we have is that Ted Cruz, Jan Brewer and Rick Perry refuse to cross it and leave the country.

  7. 23 GGail
    July 12, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    NW, gooood tweets, thanks!

  8. 25 hopefruit2
    July 12, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Love the tweets – thanks NW! :)

  9. 27 amk for obama
    July 12, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    egg.sack.lee

    apartheid america is coming.

  10. 29 amk for obama
    July 12, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    all great tweets. all rt’ed.

    • 32 desertflower
      July 12, 2014 at 8:17 pm

      His hair may be on fire just a little TOO much….

      • 33 Vicki
        July 12, 2014 at 8:35 pm

        For what it is worth, i think this guy’s concern is not exagerrated. The notices to gazans living close to the border to evacuate is the same play Israel has made before. The people evacuate—to where exactly? where is it safe? I don’t know—-then the israeli tanks roll in and flatten everything in their path.

        Multiple sources on the internet are carrying this story.

    • July 12, 2014 at 9:02 pm

      Netanyahu is a hardline neocon, the opposite of President Obama.

      My stomach turned when those doomed Israeli students were found. Just what the Middle East doesn’t need — more blood to add fuel to hardliners on both sides.

      On a brighter note, about a decade ago I flew from Los Angeles to Seattle about once a month for work (Burbank to SeaTac). I’m a small person and love the window seat — on the inland side — typically it was clear over California and Washington, but Oregon was cloudy.

      The best plane trip in the world.

      You fly over the Sierra Nevadas, Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, the Cascades and the view circling from Gig Harbor around the Space Needle to SeaTac is breathtaking.

      I flew Alaska Air, and during the summer months, the pilots usually announced when we flew over points of interest (such as Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Mt. St. Helens) for the family tourists.

      I loved staying in downtown Seattle and walking everywhere. Didn’t encounter very much rain on my trips, but did see snow.

      When I got back to the LA area after 9 days of Seattle, my first reaction driving to work on the freeway was “Why is everyone driving so fast?” LOL.

  11. 35 hopefruit2
    July 12, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    I think so too.

  12. 36 jacquelineoboomer
    July 12, 2014 at 8:31 pm

  13. 37 jacquelineoboomer
    July 12, 2014 at 8:35 pm

  14. 38 amk for obama
    July 12, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    If you want to win the world cup, then don’t friggin’ host it.

  15. 40 globalcitizenlinda
    July 12, 2014 at 8:39 pm

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  17. 42 jacquelineoboomer
    July 12, 2014 at 8:41 pm

  18. 43 hopefruit2
    July 12, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    BOOM…go Dan! :)

  19. July 12, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    NW or Chips can you remove my comment from moderation? TY

    …..Ammar and his comrades said they never had any illusions about the virtue of their officer corps. Iraqi soldiers could often avoid showing up for duty by giving half their salaries to their commanders, who in turn paid off the generals. Even before Mosul fell, this cycle of bribery and absenteeism had deprived the military of almost one-third of the 1 million troops receiving paychecks, according to Knights. Still, Ammar said what happened after the June 23 battle shocked him. At sunset, a minibus was ushered through a refinery gate. His commanding officers — including a brigadier general, a colonel, and a lieutenant, he said — quickly began boarding.

    “I said, ‘Where are you going?’ ” Ammar said. “And they told me, ‘We reached a deal with the tribes. You can leave safely now, but if you stay, you’ll be killed.’ ” Tribal leaders in the area had recently banded together into an organization called the Military Council for Revolutionary Tribes. A leader of the Baiji tribal council, who calls himself Maj. Khalid al-Iraqi, confirmed that the group had acted as a mediator between the militants and the soldiers at the refinery.

    As they were leaving, Ammar’s officers told him the military council had promised to provide safe passage out of Baiji for 24 hours. “We only found out because we stopped their car,” Ammar said…..

    Despite thunderous claims from lawmakers that the five Taliban prisoners released for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in May represented the “hardest of the hard core” — members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff hold a markedly different view of the threat posed by the former detainees.
    On Thursday, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) released seven separate letters from the members of the nation’s senior military leadership explaining their supportive opinions on the concessions the United States made to free Bergdahl, who had been held prisoner by the Haqqani network since 2009. Their reasons varied, but overall the responses fell into five basic categories, which we’ve condensed below…..continued

    • July 12, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      Found ya and free ya LP, thank you!!

      • July 12, 2014 at 8:55 pm

        Much obliged! ……I’m not sure if I want the German robots to win tomorrow or Messi completing the humiliation of Brazil by winning. I thin van Gaal is going to fit in well with ManU. I thought it was classy he put in the backup keeper at the end of today’s game.

  20. 48 jacquelineoboomer
    July 12, 2014 at 8:47 pm
  21. 49 Bill R.
    July 12, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    We mustn’t forget that the majority of Americans claim to worship a child who fled his home country because of violence who taught that what we do to “the least of these” we do to him. Convenient mass amnesia about one’s chosen faith and values. Pope Francis went to the island of Lampedusa and kissed the feet of the African refugees there. How many good Catholics or other stripes of Christian do you see kissing the feet of the poor children who are trying to escape the violence of the drug wars?

    • 57 anniebella
      July 12, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      Can you imagine that little child seeing Perry, Hannity and their gun? What a bunch of heartless racists people they are.

      • 58 anniebella
        July 12, 2014 at 9:37 pm

        Those right wing folks probably wouldn’t have given that little child the bottle of water.

    • 59 99ts
      July 12, 2014 at 10:17 pm

      “We go around the world to rescue ppl who didn’t asked to be rescued; we get pissed when kids come to us for help!” – Tweet of the day!

    • 60 yardarm756
      July 12, 2014 at 10:32 pm

      Help ppl only when profitable dontcha know. :(

  22. July 12, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    There have been calls from all quarters for President Obama to deploy the National Guard and send troops to assist the Border Patrol and to help plug up the holes. Speaker of the House John Boehner sent a letter to the White House on June 20th and just this Wednesday, Texas Governor Rick Perry told Sean Hannity that he had said this to Mr. Obama earlier in the day: “… Mr. President, you can deal with this. You can unilaterally direct the Department of Defense to put those troops on the border.”

    Not so, Governor – the president may only deploy National Guard troops in federal missions, by design, but never unilaterally within the U.S. borders, by design. It is actually Gov. Perry who may deploy the Texas troops of the National Guard within his state whenever there is local or statewide emergency, such as this invasion. The same holds for every governor of the southern Border States–each may call their National Guard troops into action and provide the manpower and support necessary to the Border Patrol to secure those States and our nation from further distress.

    Wiki pedia-

    • 62 Layla
      July 12, 2014 at 9:26 pm

      Personally I do not care what Boner, Hannity and Perry have to say or write. The President’s got this! Just my opinion of course!

    • 63 jacquelineoboomer
      July 12, 2014 at 9:27 pm

      Please don’t trouble Rick Perry or any Republican with laws or facts or rights. They really don’t care about any of it.

      “Flying by the seat of their pants” comes to mind.

      • July 12, 2014 at 10:37 pm

        But apparently the MSM/Koch have determined that it’s not necessary to point out this inconvenient fact, because “both sides do [insert whatever the lie of the day/week/month is].”

        I’ve only seen the National Guard in Northridge CA on Jan 18, 1994, the day after the Northridge earthquake and I was called in to work.

        Personally I found it quite unsettling to see armed men in camouflage and tanks in parking lots, it felt like a police state on my way to work.

        The company I worked for was in Northridge, and we operated out of an “emergency trailer” (one of the disaster preparedness plans that the company had in place) and tents in the parking lot.

        No building was fit for human occupancy (the building I worked in had 80% of its windows blown out), and let me tell you the aftershocks felt especially scary in that tin can trailer.

    • July 12, 2014 at 9:49 pm

      As if anyone could really credit perry with using a 6 syllable word!!

  23. 67 GGAIL
    July 12, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I wonder if Zimmerman knows about karma?

    • 68 hopefruit2
      July 12, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      He’s finding out now.

      • 69 anniebella
        July 12, 2014 at 9:33 pm

        That’s not nice. Who has a extra room for Zimmerman, maybe a job, maybe a few extra dollars. Do I see any hands being raised? Maybe that juror who spoke so nicely of Zimmerman, who called him George, who never had any question that he was innocent. The juror who had her book deal all set up, maybe she will help her George.

    • 72 Esi
      July 12, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      He is learning now, he took a life, but his will be a long, slow life lived in fear and torment. How can a person kill another with no apparent sense of remorse and sleep at night?

    • July 12, 2014 at 9:58 pm

      However, on a reality bite, if he had been rightfully convicted, he could be sleeping in a cozy tax-payer funded bed each night, three meals a day and access to the Internet via prison computers. He might actually think he had it made. Just a thought.

  24. 74 kasai
    July 12, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    If Latinos come out and vote based on this chart….Republicans are Done! you can take that to the bank…
    (just make sure Gail is not in the vicinity)runs……

  25. 79 hopefruit2
    July 12, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    • 80 jacquelineoboomer
      July 12, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      I think I feel a song coming on myself.

      • 81 hopefruit2
        July 12, 2014 at 9:38 pm

        ROTFL..I knew that would’ve gotten you started… :) :) :)

      • 83 kasai
        July 12, 2014 at 9:50 pm

        Hardest SOS I have seen…So glad PBO made a perfect choice…He sure knows how to pick ‘em. Love him

        • 84 hopefruit2
          July 12, 2014 at 9:53 pm

          Indeed Kasai. I just posted this tweet downthread – not realizing you had already done the honors! :)

        • 88 jacquelineoboomer
          July 12, 2014 at 10:09 pm

          I love him, too! And John Kerry seems to have found his real place in government!

          • 89 kasai
            July 12, 2014 at 10:14 pm

            I believe so…He is worldly speaks several language, perfect fit. Our President is the best recruiter of all:-)

            Then again, when I think back in 2004 Kerry introduced young senator Barack Obama to the world..been hooked ever since.

            • 90 jacquelineoboomer
              July 12, 2014 at 10:50 pm

              For a moment, I had forgotten that little introduction in ’04! Wasn’t he great!

              • 91 kasai
                July 12, 2014 at 10:54 pm

                Yes it was…I was hooked ever since that speech…
                Who would have thought 10yrs later Obama as President and Kerry as his SOS.
                Amazing Grace!

                • 92 jacquelineoboomer
                  July 12, 2014 at 11:04 pm

                  Amazing Grace!

                  My niece saw him in ’05 at an American Library Association conference – she sent me her company newsletter, where she had written about him, photo and all. She said he spoke at length on education WITHOUT NOTES.

                  Must have been before Republicans invented the teleprompter, eh?

        • 93 99ts
          July 12, 2014 at 10:35 pm

          Shame that didn’t happen in Florida 2000

    • 95 anniebella
      July 12, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      What was the name of the song? Sorry We Got Our Ass Kicked.

  26. 98 Vicki
    July 12, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Wonderful news from Afghanistan; SOS John Kerry has inexpectedly and successfully brokered a deal between the contenders to succeed President Karzai!!!!!
    Karzai and the two potential presidents stood smiling with Kerry at a Press Conference. There will be a full recount monitored by NATO. Both candidates have pledged unity no matter which of them wins.

    Because this is Undeniably Good News for the Obama Administration i don’t expect much US coverage.

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  29. 112 hopefruit2
    July 12, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    • 113 99ts
      July 12, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      I like that Charles Johnson keeps explaining the truth to GG – Charles gets much trolling for it – but he carries on regardless. GG does not cope well with people who call him out on his lies and support of totalitarian states. LGF is one of the few blogs I continue to read on a regular basis

  30. 116 desertflower
    July 12, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    http://lit.genius.com/Jonathan-reed-the-lost-generation-annotated

    First read this poem in its normal fashion…then read it backwards. A viral 2011 poem about cynicism and optimism. Read to the end, then read in reverse starting from “There is hope” and continuing upward.

    Very cool.

  31. 120 hopefruit2
    July 12, 2014 at 9:51 pm

  32. July 12, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Birthdays today: Van Cliburn – 1934. Malala Yousafzai – 1997

  33. 122 hopefruit2
    July 12, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Hallmark wants us to get a head start on our holiday shopping, buying cards, gifts, etc..


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