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A Tweet Or Two

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74 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. August 28, 2014 at 10:22 pm

  2. 9 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 28, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Good evening!

  3. 14 jacquelineoboomer
    August 28, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Thanks for compiling these tweets, Nerdy! Love ya.

  4. 20 vcprezofan2
    August 28, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Thanks, NerdyW!

    I am enjoying the picture of the kids in Gaza enjoying the sea.

  5. August 28, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Great tweets, Nerdy.

    And now, LL’s menu:

    oven baked Hatch chile sausages
    diced zucchini and yellow squash, sauteed in evoo, with garlic, seasoned pepper, and soy sauce

  6. 24 jacquelineoboomer
    August 28, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Love this.

  7. 25 99ts
    August 28, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    I was late to the new thread cause I was watching the kid video that rikyrah posted at the end of the last thread. If you missed it – reminds one that children are always truthful – and fun to be with.

    Thank you for the tweets NW & congrats on 1st Bob.

  8. 27 jacquelineoboomer
    August 28, 2014 at 10:38 pm

  9. August 28, 2014 at 10:41 pm

  10. 29 jacquelineoboomer
    August 28, 2014 at 10:42 pm

  11. August 28, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    All those itching for ‘show of force’ against Putin – NONE of them has offered anything substantively and strategically sustainable. ZIP. NADA. NOTHING.

  12. August 28, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    “But I don’t want to put the cart before the horse. We don’t have a strategy yet. I think what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggests that folks are getting a little further ahead of where we’re at than we currently are. And I think that’s not just my assessment, but the assessment of our military, as well. We need to make sure that we’ve got clear plans, that we’re developing them. At that point, I will consult with Congress and make sure that their voices are heard.”

  13. August 28, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    The College Football Grid of Shame: As Season Begins, We Rank Everyone on How Good—And How Shameful—They Are

    College football is the ultimate balancing act between athletics and ethics: How much does your school win, and how far must it go to do it? Every school is trying, somewhat futilely, to maximize its glory while minimizing the damage inherent in this megabucks business of “amateur” football. And so, with the season beginning in earnest on Thursday, The Wall Street Journal presents the Grid of Shame, our fourth-annual guide to the most powerful and deplorable teams in college football.

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    The Grid is a way of sorting out which fans can boast about their team—on and/or off the field—and who should think again before gloating. The horizontal axis assesses on-field strength for this upcoming season. We took the preseason ratings of all 128 major-college teams from several media outlets and predictive computer models, then averaged them together to smooth out the slight outliers. The better the team, the farther they are on the right.

    The vertical axis measures shame. This is trickier to quantify, of course, but there is data to help the cause. We decided the thin line between admirable and embarrassing with a weighted calculation of every team’s academic performance, NCAA violation and probationary record, attendance figures, off-season arrests, total funding it takes from the university or state and amount that student fees subsidize the athletic department….continued

  14. August 28, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    • 37 HZ
      August 28, 2014 at 11:46 pm

      Love, love, these two!! Yes, they are the greats. Thank you Nerdy for all that you bring to this beautiful space. You lift my spirits up daily. I am so grateful that our Chips has you in her space as well. Thanks so much, Nerdy.HZ

  15. August 28, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    One of the problems President Obama was talking about in reference to regional actors:

  16. 41 Vicki
    August 28, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Nerdy, thank you for the wonderful tweets.. Once again you have captured the most important news of the day.

  17. August 29, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Only in D.C. is a profile of a WH chef described as a *think piece* i.e. ‘smart’ ……I’m glad I was away from twitter today…GN TOD:

    Talk about a 1rst date…. I wish I knew the owner of a MLB team……I would have been married by now :D

  18. 45 Jeff
    August 29, 2014 at 12:34 am

    I supported Elizabeth and still do on some issues, but I am deeply troubled by the blind loyalty towards Israel that many lawmakers provide. Nothing new and it shouldn’t really come as any surprise to anyone. President Obama has come the closest as of late to condemn what Israel has done in American politics. Even then it’s less than I would have liked, but I understand the tough political games you have to play with Israel because they are a so called ally. Yet for all that talk about allies, I wonder if that is really so? After all ISIL has taken an area nearby Israel and they wont do a single thing and have not actively supported getting rid of ISIL from what I can see. All Israel aka Netanyahu does, is use ISIL as a way to score political brownie points against Hamas.

    Anyway apologies for the long message. Just disappointed and wondering when the political courage will ever come to stand up to Israel.

    • 46 jacquelineoboomer
      August 29, 2014 at 12:59 am

      It’s a very complicated situation in the Middle East, not just for Israel. I don’t think we can fully understand what Israel is capable of doing – against ISIS or any group or country – without knowing all of the ramifications. The only thing I’m sure of, and I’m no expert, is that there are many.

      • 47 Jeff
        August 29, 2014 at 1:03 am

        Israel simply hasn’t done a thing that supports the idea that they are an ally. In fact they’ve made the situation in the middle east even worse and have strained relations with other nations in ways we don’t fully realize right now. Anyway just my opinion and it’s all okay if you feel otherwise.

        • 48 jacquelineoboomer
          August 29, 2014 at 1:15 am

          Totally agree about the fact that we all have our own opinions and that’s okay. We’re all adults here.

          Israel is also a country that many refuse to recognize, and that many wish to annihilate. Pretty much they stand alone in some ways, ally of ours or not.

          Hope tensions ease, in any event!

          • 49 Jeff
            August 29, 2014 at 2:59 am

            Israel really doesn’t bother trying to win friends and influencing people. Why bother when they have America in their pocket?

            • 50 catrst
              August 29, 2014 at 7:04 am

              Israel is subject to the same kind of trends we face here. Right now it seems that a Tea Party type of force has taken the lead in that country. Other Israelis are protesting but remember how far that got us protesting the Iraq war. There’s a right wing wave in Canada, Australia and Europe that has hit Israel as well. The irony burns but its true. I support people of good faith in Israel as they try to take back their government. Remember they’ve assassinated peace makers in that country too. May the Cheneys, Putins and Netanyahus of this world fade into the background. They will fight tooth and nail but hopefully they will eventually fail.

    • August 29, 2014 at 2:27 am

      From a geopolitical perspective, Israel has been a historically reliable ally of the United States, whether through trade, joint military operations, or mutual scientific and technological gains. The most important reason for this is that Israel has maintained a fairly stable government and economy over the last few decades, and the same cannot be said about other countries in the region.

      This isn’t to say I support Israel’s actions in Gaza, but it’s important to realize the relatively limited role any actor in the US government has towards causing any break in those relations. Obama may try and pressure Netanyahu into abandoning settlements or loosening the blockade, but we will never see him propose outright cutting off ties.

      Also, we should keep in mind that Israel is often (in my view rightly) held to a higher standard than some other US allies in the region (such as Egypt, Yemen, or Qatar), due to the fact that it is a democracy and claims to share our values. Of course, this only makes things more saddening to hear headlines that show the Israeli public almost unanimously supporting military actions against Gaza.

      In theory I (and probably many others here) would support establishing a unified, secular state around the region for Jews and Muslims of all ethnicities, but I seems like neither side has much of an appetite for that.

      • 52 Jeff
        August 29, 2014 at 2:58 am

        You seem to think that this applies to only the recent atrocity, ever since 1948 it’s been like this. In what way does Israel share any of my values? Frankly your argument is without any merit, but again, you’re entitled to your own opinion. Even though you believe it’s okay to slaughter a group of people and then claim it’s self defense and use the straw man falsity of self defense and try to claim that it’s all because of Hamas even though these atrocities occurred before Hamas even existed, that’s your business. Justify your thinking to yourself and the representatives you support, I no longer bother because I recognize it for what it is and that’s unbridled greed.

        So if you consider an American value as stealing a peoples land and then claim it’s justified by using the excuse that the other guy is the bad guy I can see your point. We did that very thing with the Native Americans.

        • 53 catrst
          August 29, 2014 at 7:09 am

          I think Israel and the Muslim states have their hands full with tyrannical types, hotheads and fundamentalists. I hope the voices of reform and peace will eventually prevail. I think they will.

        • August 29, 2014 at 1:58 pm

          I’d be glad to debate this with you, but this site is hardly the appropriate avenue for it.

  19. 55 57andfemale
    August 29, 2014 at 12:44 am

    • 56 0388jojothecat
      August 29, 2014 at 1:18 am

      For the NRA there is no age limit in gun use….if parents sy a 2 or 3yr old can shot an Uzi it’s Ok.

      • 57 57andfemale
        August 29, 2014 at 1:36 am

        We have gone insane in this country. we are raising a generation of sociopaths.

        • 58 kathryn kivett
          August 29, 2014 at 7:56 am

          Agree…live in NC…put on my FB timeline how disturbed I was that it was acceptable in USA for 9 yr. old to want to shoot uzi for birthday when my Granddaughter wanted an American Girl Doll…said some children in USA were being reared to accept a culture of violence just as some children in mid East are…………..not one like….not one comment…..JUST IGNORED……..I’ll bet if is had said instead that I didn’t like PBO’s tan suit they would have all over me like flies on honey.

  20. 59 57andfemale
    August 29, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Holy. Shit:

    • 60 99ts
      August 29, 2014 at 2:39 am

      “A Glendale police officer suspended last Friday after commenting on Facebook that he thought Ferguson protesters should be “put down like rabid dogs,” has been fired, officials say.” – I have doubts that some people exist – i.e. “officials say”

      I have no faith that these “fired” cops are not simply moved to another PD – if anyone in power cared about their obvious racism most of the FPD would currently be unemployed.

      • 61 99ts
        August 29, 2014 at 2:41 am

        “Matthew Pappert, suspended with pay last week, was fired Thursday after an internal investigation wrapped up Wednesday, said Glendale City Administrator Jaysen Christensen.”

        If one city can fire someone this fast – how come it will takes months – if ever – to arrest the policeman who killed Mike Brown?

  21. 63 57andfemale
    August 29, 2014 at 1:02 am

    A simple observation:

    I got my bone density test today. I have had serious hip and back pain for over a dozen years. Because I am one of 20% of adult asthmatics who cannot take any NSAID’s, I live in perpetual pain. Self-employed, no insurance until ACA.

    I got a bone density test today – no co-pay. Because PBO made even the most basic insurance affordable AND comprehensive.

    I’m seeing a chiropractor as well as regular doctors. I need some x-rays so we know how aggressive we can be with exercise and PT. If I need cartillage-building or bone-building therapy, I have insurance. thank you, PBO and Dem’s.

    All I want is to be able to run up and down the stairs to do laundry. To clean my house. To have a weekend where I can clean my sewing room, throw fabric in boxes, and feel alive the next day.

    I am closer to that because of ACA. Thank you POTUS. Thank you, Nancy Pelosi.

    Now let’s sustain this progress and keep the Senate and take back the House.

  22. 66 jacquelineoboomer
    August 29, 2014 at 1:09 am

  23. 69 jacquelineoboomer
    August 29, 2014 at 1:20 am

  24. August 29, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Definitive …

    #TrustBarack

  25. September 1, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Great Tweets, Nerdy. Thanks…


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