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A Tweet Or Two

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132 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. 1 Dudette
    July 16, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Queen of Sheba here! Obey me!

  2. 15 Dudette
    July 16, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Ooooh, I like this thread. Thank you Nerdy! :-)

  3. July 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    • July 16, 2014 at 7:02 pm

      What’s it going to take. This violence and hatred has got to stop.

      • July 16, 2014 at 7:11 pm

        I don’t know Jackie, but what worries me is just like in the U.S. we can’t control what some gun nut does……the IDF/Bibi will claim any rocket launched is a ‘Hamas’ rocket justifying any further escalation. So even if ‘official’ Hamas says/does one thing… they don’t control the actions of everybody in Gaza. It is a sad story that has been repeating itself for far too long.

    • July 16, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      Hi, LP.

      What is it with Indiana?

      (Twitpic is of William Blakes’ 1795 painting, “Satan Exulting Over Eve.”

      • 21 dotster3
        July 16, 2014 at 7:35 pm

        Republicans in charge ——that’s what’s wrong with Indiana. As elsewhere.

      • July 16, 2014 at 7:36 pm

        The Indiana state house is absolutely bananas…..Led by Gov. Mike Pence. The day he stepped down as the #3 in the House of Rep. I knew he was going to run for President. He is the greatest illusionist since Houdini…has everyone fooled. Somehow Indianapolis is the 2nd largest city w/ a GOP Mayor…..basically party ticket voting for Pence got him there, but he is in trouble now. The U.S. attorney for the Southern District just resigned Monday http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2014/07/14/hogsett-resigning-us-attorney/12621475/ and has a good chance to be Mayor Ballard. I never thought I would look at the days of Mitch Daniels favorably….he got us a Super Bowl & now is President of Purdue University. I didn’t live in the state when Evan Bayh was Gov. and thank god Joe Donnelly won his Senate seat b/c of a nut job Tea Party guy Richard Mourdock. To be a statewide D in Indiana you have to be pretty conservative, but Donnelly does not take pot shots at President Obama. Basically there is no bench here….Rep. Andre Carson has the most name recognition, but he is an African American Muslim…..not going to fly statewide sadly. I don’t know if you can run for Gov. & President in Indiana…..so when Pence runs….maybe there will be an opening, but I’m sure Evan Bayh will run again……he still has 10+ million in campaign cash that he never helped national D’s w/ after not running in 2012.

  4. 25 Dudette
    July 16, 2014 at 7:05 pm

  5. July 16, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    • 27 dotster3
      July 16, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      What an insane way to live. There seems to be no decent, clear-thinking, peace-seeking leaders in that region. And I think of all the kids there who are having to grow up in that environment, forever damaged and hateful, producing the next generation of the continued killing and violent unrest—-

  6. 29 Dudette
    July 16, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    I think this is the Dem running against Joanie Ernst, the bull castrating teabagger

    • 30 jacquelineoboomer
      July 16, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      It’s like somebody’s writing comic books, isn’t it? “Super Bull Castrating Teabagger Woman” to save the day! What next.

  7. July 16, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    On the domestic front, something that the GOP/MSM/KochBrothers would rather you know nothing about:

    From the article:
    Obama Administration Seeks End to Tax Inversion Deals
    By DAVID GELLES
    July 16, 2014 12:12 pm

    “In letters sent to four lawmakers, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said the administration supported a quick fix that would halt the trend of so-called inversions, in which United States companies buy a smaller competitor and reincorporate overseas to save money on taxes.

    Speaking at the CNBC Delivering Alpha conference on Wednesday, Mr. Lew called for legislation that would include a package of business reforms, one of which would bring tax levels of companies in the 20 percent range.”

    20% tax on “corporations are people too” is not unreasonable, but this is a rallying cry for the ignorant who support the GOP, while at the same time saying “we can’t afford to help the homeless.”

  8. 33 hopefruit2
    July 16, 2014 at 7:31 pm

  9. July 16, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    We Love our President……We’re moving forward to Nov-2014..as our friend Bob would say #TrustObama #Landslide:-)

    In Africa we say…Viva Obama! Viva! and this quote fits him perfectly:-)

    Yes! He is the Greatest I’ve seen….

  10. July 16, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    The problem is Hamas. If Gaza took a poll of Hamas, I bet they get very low approval.
    Sort of like t baggers here.
    And it gives an excuse to Israel to bomb Gaza and the majority of Palestinians, whom they fundamentally dislike.
    So, it’s both sides, and might be small but powerful fractions of both sides.
    That is all!

    • 37 jacquelineoboomer
      July 16, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      I agree.

    • July 16, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      when ever I hear this discussion…when trying to place blame…it is a lot like which came first the chicken or egg….I am also reminded of the speech that the President made last year appealing to the Israeli youth to forge a different path…

    • July 16, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      I’d say the problem is more like a certain psychopath that deliberately sabotages peace negotiations and will use any excuse available to strike the people he hates with over the top force. He manages to keep getting elected so he can continue his insanity and have the people that elected him pull out law chairs and watch his insanity in action.

      And as has been reported he abhors the very thought of a two state solution. No he’s a bigger problem than Hamas will ever be.

    • 41 EricFive
      July 16, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      Your comment brings to mind that Malcolm X quote that is posted on this site periodically. Here is a thought experiment. What if the U.S. responded to the terror attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans by indiscriminate bombing of Libya resulting in almost 250 deaths (including 4 kids playing soccer)? Add to that it appeared that those kids were hit on purpose. Or the U.S. bombed a hospital for disabled people? Would you be saying the U.S. and Libya are equally to blame? If not, why the double standard for Israel? Because the MSM says so? Let’s not forget the shelling of Lebanon that Israel unleashed after an Israeli soldier was killed. The reaction of Israel in these situations are over the top by any human measure. There is a bloodlust that is undeniable. Add to that the constant theft of land, and I find it difficult to agree with the premise that “both sides are to blame”.

      • 42 jackiegrumbacher
        July 16, 2014 at 10:07 pm

        Eric, this is very well said and I agree with you completely. We are blessed to have a leader whose response to crises is measured, intelligent and appropriate, despite all the calls from the clueless and violence prone to bring out the big guns of revenge. Israel is cursed with the opposite leadership. Overreact to everything, make the worst of a difficult situation and cause maximum damage and tragedy. It is up to the Israeli people to change this because it will not end well for them if this goes on. There is no future in continued violence and there is not future in repression and apartheid.

  11. 43 Dudette
    July 16, 2014 at 7:39 pm

  12. 44 Dudette
    July 16, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    • 45 jackiegrumbacher
      July 16, 2014 at 10:10 pm

      Dudette, I’m glad that there’s some humanitarian relief, but it is never going to be enough for daily life. Michigan has to find a permanent solution that doesn’t involve depriving people of a life source.

  13. 46 Dudette
    July 16, 2014 at 7:40 pm

  14. 48 Dudette
    July 16, 2014 at 7:41 pm

  15. 49 Dudette
    July 16, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Oy!

  16. 50 Dudette
    July 16, 2014 at 7:43 pm

  17. 51 dotster3
    July 16, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    I just wanted to say something about Jonathan Turley who testified in support of the lawsuit against PBO today——said Congress “must act” to support this lawsuit. I keep seeing him identified as “a liberal Democrat”. Well—–in all my years of observing him, my opinion is he is as much a liberal Democrat as is Rand Paul. Turley is a libertarian, just like the Paul boys. And I saw that he said today that he “voted for Obama”, in an effort to give his negative Obama testimony more credence. I do not believe that for a minute. I know he lied about that. If he has ever said anything positive about PBO I haven’t heard it. He has been a constant Obama critic from the get go, from 2008 on——every TV appearance that I have ever seen. I think he’s a dishonest fraud.

    • 52 hopefruit2
      July 16, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      Yup – as I said before, Surley Turley is a Libertarian hack! And people who truly support our President don’t need to preface their actions/words with “I voted for Obama” That is a dead giveaway that someone is full of it.

    • July 16, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      To prove your point Dotster

      • 55 dotster3
        July 16, 2014 at 8:05 pm

        Not at all surprised.

      • 56 Nena20409
        July 16, 2014 at 8:37 pm

        Not a Dem. Never have been. I do believe he might have voted for then Sen Obama in 2008. In 2012? Hell No…..I don’t believe that. Libertarian is Not Democratic made.

    • 57 Dudette
      July 16, 2014 at 8:12 pm

      Thank you dotster. I’ve observed the very same thing about this guy. He is NOT… I repeat NOT a liberal Democrat. That is a big fat lie. He never, ever has anything positive to say about this President. They bring him on TV just for the purposes of bashing the President.

  18. 58 Dudette
    July 16, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    <3 <3 <3

    • 59 Cindy
      July 16, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Such a beautiful picture. Notice how perfect her dress stands out all the way around; does anyone remember the balloon slip?
      They were the best if you wanted that “perfect” dress standout.

      Balloon slips : ) – really?
      yes, for the young people here, there was a “real balloon slip” that you actually huffed and puffed to blow it up just right, and it had the little stopper on it to plug it.

      1st thing that came to mind when I saw this picture.

      • 60 Dudette
        July 16, 2014 at 8:42 pm

        It’s really lovely. I did not know about the balloon slip thing. Interesting. I just thought assumed was crinoline or the stuff they use to make ballet tutus. My goodness, the things ladies go through for fashion.

      • 61 Dudette
        July 16, 2014 at 8:44 pm

        By the way, Congressman Clyburn was quite the strapping, handsome young fella.

        • 62 Cindy
          July 16, 2014 at 8:48 pm

          Indeed, definitely a cutie pie : )

          Balloon slips were the BOMB – got it right every time : )

  19. July 16, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    The gazillionaire tycoons have invested big in the space business. And the military likes what they’ve built. The Pentagon’s premier research division (DARPA) wants to design an advanced spacecraft that engineers have tried and failed to build for years. So they’ve enlisted the help of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson, naturally. No, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has not lost its marbles; it’s just that Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Bezos’ Blue Origin companies have technology the Pentagon needs to reduce the exorbitant cost of space flight.

    While both Branson and Bezos are known as magnates in other industries, both men have a large interest in forwarding the human exploration of space.Branson, for example, founded Virgin Galactic specifically as a space tourism company to allow the common—if extraordinarily wealthy—citizen to experience the thrill of leaving the Earth’s surly bounds. Bezos—who has many business interests outside Amazon–founded Blue Origin specifically to further human space flight at low cost. The company is working on a rocket that can take off and land vertically like a helicopter..cont

  20. 69 Dudette
    July 16, 2014 at 7:54 pm

  21. July 16, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    On a much lighter note:

  22. 75 vcprezofan2
    July 16, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Shared with no comment

  23. 78 Nena20409
    July 16, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Wow the Tweets are for the ages. Nailing every issue and very Poignant as well as with some really funny tweets. Truly a range of emotions were elicited. Thanks NW.

    Dudette has the Gold :star: and
    Jackie4Obama was right there with another Au :star:
    Congrats Ladies ;)

  24. 79 Nena20409
    July 16, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    7-16-14 WH presser with Josh “The Voice” Earnest.

    • 80 Nena20409
      July 16, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      I am not sure how this even possible…..I clicked on the presser and I am currently listen to it and this is what got posted, president Obama’s presser.

      Help NW or Chips…..I am not sure what happened.

      I have inserted a (space) after watch and before ?

      I am not sure what has happened.

    • 85 Nena20409
      July 16, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      My second comment today that went to the Ethos ;)

      I am currently listening to the Josh “The Voice” Earnest’s WH presser. For some reason, I posted the link here and what is showing is Pres Obama’s presser……any ideas as to what might have happened?

  25. 86 Dudette
    July 16, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    VOTE!

  26. 88 Cindy
    July 16, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Wishing everyone a “BEAUTIFUL” Wednesday evening.

    So much sadness in the news today. The pain of losing a child is unbearable, so much killing going on, so much.

    Dudette, this is a good time for Marvin Gaye; “What’s Going On?”

    His music has touched my soul in times like this, so much is going on, and so painful. So much hate, and ugliness in the world.

    What’s going on?

  27. 95 Dudette
    July 16, 2014 at 8:37 pm

  28. 96 Nena20409
    July 16, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    So as POTUS is delivering a serious set of Policies and Count Von Knoller is tweeting this? I am not referring to POTUS…..just Count Von Knoller’s comments

  29. 99 desertflower
    July 16, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Sorry for the HP link…but you can clearly see where R’s alliance’s lie

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/16/house-spending-bill_n_5593245.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

    House Passes Spending Bill Slashing Funding For Wall Street Oversight

    In addition, the bill would prevent the government from implementing a slew of rules on everything from derivatives and political spending disclosures to major parts of Obama’s signature healthcare reform law.

    The legislation mandates six days of mail delivery by the U.S. Postal Service, which has been looking for ways to cut costs.

    The bill would prevent the District of Columbia from using federal funds to pay for abortions and implement rules that decriminalize marijuana use.

    • 100 Nena20409
      July 16, 2014 at 8:56 pm

      Another fruitless exercise that will go absolutely, no where. Wasting $$ and Time.

      • 101 desertflower
        July 16, 2014 at 9:00 pm

        Correct. They love to waste money on stunts. They are not good stewards of this country, by any stretch of the imagination

  30. July 16, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    More Marvin…

    Save the Children…

  31. 105 Dudette
    July 16, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Pf58 is absolutely right! Time for some good music…

  32. 108 Nena20409
    July 16, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    An unexplained Gigantic Sink Hole in Serbia? Wow…..scary, indeed.

    http://www.canadawebdeveloper.ca/news/mysterious-giant-hole-appears-in-siberia/

    A huge unexplained crater has appeared in Siberia, Northern Russia.
    The Gas rich area where the hole was discovered – which is the main production area for Russian gas supplies to Europe – is called Yamal which translates to ”end of the world”.

    The strange emergence of the hole has resulted in internet theories ranging from a possible UFO landing to a large meteor striking the earth.
    The most plausible of the theories is that global warming caused an underground explosion due to melting ice, resulting in a mixture of gas, salt and water which could have ignited and exploded. This would explain the darkened sides of the hole which could be burn marks.

  33. July 16, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Eric responded to me upstream about Israel/Hamas.
    Hamas is aligned with Iranian hard line positions, and are well funded by them.
    Hamas is also launching several Katyusha rockets onto Tel Aviv. If it were not for Iron Dome, many Israelis would now be dead.
    Thus, I disagree with both sides strongly.

  34. 115 Nena20409
    July 16, 2014 at 9:17 pm

  35. July 16, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    What’s going in in Austraila?

    • 117 Dudette
      July 16, 2014 at 9:38 pm

      I’m starting to see this pattern where frustrated people are staying home from the polls so the worst of the worst get elected and screw up everything. Then the people suffer for it and finally open their eyes to see that they can make a difference. So they go back voting for people who give a damn. At least I hope that’s where were are in the world right now. Australia is just at the beginning of that cycle. If not, they’re just fucked… make that WE’RE all just fucked.

  36. July 16, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Awesome!

    • 121 hopefruit2
      July 16, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      I wish I could attend….maybe next year I will attend the one in San Diego :) the tickets sell out in less than 2 hrs I’ve been told. LOL!

  37. 122 JER
    July 16, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    • 124 Cindy
      July 16, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      The children needs shelter, and they need to be kept safe; bless the children, can only wish the evil ones understood these words.

  38. July 16, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Bridge over Troubled Waters

    • 128 Dudette
      July 16, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      Ha! I was just waffling over whether to post this or America from them. You took care of it for me, but now I’ll give it a twist. :-)

  39. July 16, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Queen of Sheba, Congratulations!
    I just got home and that was a bad woman.(as in good, of course)
    If I may add just like yourself!

    I had mentioned earlier this week Yolanda Adams song, “What About The Children?”
    I have been listening to that daily for almost a year. Now, I know why……


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