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A Tweet Or Two

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90 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    September 2, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Hello!

  2. 6 donna dem 4 obama
    September 2, 2014 at 4:26 pm
  3. 11 donna dem 4 obama
    September 2, 2014 at 4:28 pm

  4. September 2, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Brilliant tweets Nerdy, they captured the day – thank you sooooo much, Legend.

  5. 16 donna dem 4 obama
    September 2, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    • 17 Sandy1110
      September 2, 2014 at 8:57 pm

      You could spam Fox watchers every other day with a new ‘FYI, here’s what Fox News isn’t telling you’ tweet.

  6. 18 Nena20409
    September 2, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    When a state in the USA is this egregious in denying the Citizenry their right to Vote……why is it tolerated in 2014?

  7. 22 Linda
    September 2, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Good Grief.

    MSNBC has Lil Luke Russert sitting in for Chuck Todd, Ari Melber and Alex Wagner today.

    Gag

  8. 24 yardarm756
    September 2, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    ON THIS DATE…….

    Events

    2005 Hurricane Katrina Pres. Bush commends FEMA director Michael Brown, “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.”

    1993 Robocop A five-hour standoff between Maryland police and a man who had killed his girlfriend is ended when a 3-foot tall remote-controlled robot enters the armed man’s home and disables him with a water blast, allowing the police to enter.

    1993 5½-year horseback ride Two men complete their horseback journey from the southern tip of South America to the Arctic Circle. They had started out in February of 1988.

    1992 Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky begin their controversial $5,000,000 chess rematch. Fischer won a month later, 10 games to 5.

    1991 The U.S. recognizes the independence of the Baltic states Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

    1974 Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation is established.

    1957 World’s shortest professional boxing match Teddy Barker of England TKO’s Nigeria’s Bob Roberts seven seconds into their welterweight match.

    1945 World War II Japan signs the surrender terms aboard the battleship Missouri.

    1945 Ho Chi Minh declares Vietnam an independent republic naming himself as president.

    1901 Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick Expressing his desire for a strong foreign policy, Theodore Roosevelt makes his famous proclamation.

    1864 Civil War Gen. Sherman (Union) takes Atlanta, after four weeks of fighting. Source: The Civil War Day by Day

    1837 Telegraph Samuel F.B. Morse exhibits his telegraph apparatus.

    1789 U.S. Department of Treasury is established.

    1752 Gregorian calendar is adopted by Great Britain This included the American colonies. The following day became September 14. Also, New Year’s Day was moved from March 25th to January 1st.

    1666 Great Fire of London More than 13,000 homes were destroyed along with St. Paul’s Church.

    Births

    1964 Keanu Reeves actor. Film: Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989, Ted) and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1993, Jonathan).

    1955 Linda Purl American actress. TV: Matlock (Charlene).

    1952 Jimmy Connors American tennis player, ranked #1 in world (1974-78). He has won the U.S. Open five times and Wimbledon twice.

    1951 Mark Harmon American actor. TV: St. Elsewhere (AIDS victim Dr. Caldwell).

    1948 Terry Bradshaw American football quarterback, Hall-of-Famer, two-time Super Bowl MVP (1979-80). He led Pittsburgh to four Super Bowl titles.

    1948 Christa McAuliffe d. 1986 American high school teacher. She died in the Challenger explosion. She was to have been the first ordinary citizen in space.

    1929 Hal Ashby d. 1988 American Oscar-winning editor, director. Film: In the Heat of the Night (1967, Oscar for Film Editing), Harold and Maude (1971), and Shampoo (1975).

    1917 Cleveland Amory d. 1998 American author, animal rights activist, founder of Fund for Animals (1967). Writings: The Cat Who Came for Christmas and The Cat and the Curmudgeon.

    1877 Frederick Soddy d. 1956 English chemist, formed the theory of isotopes and won the 1921 Nobel Prize for chemistry.

    1850 Albert Goodwill Spalding d. 1915 American baseball player. As manager of the Chicago club, he won the first National League Pennant (1876). He and his brother founded the sporting goods company bearing their name (1876).

    1838 Lydia Kamehameha Liliuokalani d. 1917 (Lydia Kalakahua), Hawaiian Queen (1891-93). She was the last Hawaiian monarch. She also wrote the song Aloha Oe (Farewell to Thee)

    Deaths

    2005 Bob Denver b. 1935 American actor. TV: The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (beatnik Maynard G. Krebs) and Gilligan’s Island (Willy Gilligan).

    1973 J.R.R. Tolkien b. 1892 (John Ronald Reuel Tolkien), British author. Writings: The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954).

    1969 Ho Chi Minh b. 1890 Vietnamese leader, founder and first president of North Vietnam (1954-69).

    1964 Sgt. York b. 1887 (Alvin Cullum York), American World War I hero. In 1918 during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, he killed 25 members of a German machine-gun battalion and captured 132 others. He originally applied for conscientious objector status, but was denied.

    1937 Baron Pierre de Coubertin b. 1863 He revived the Olympic games in 1896 Events

    2005 Hurricane Katrina Pres. Bush commends FEMA director Michael Brown, “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.”

    1993 Robocop A five-hour standoff between Maryland police and a man who had killed his girlfriend is ended when a 3-foot tall remote-controlled robot enters the armed man’s home and disables him with a water blast, allowing the police to enter.

    1993 5½-year horseback ride Two men complete their horseback journey from the southern tip of South America to the Arctic Circle. They had started out in February of 1988.

    1992 Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky begin their controversial $5,000,000 chess rematch. Fischer won a month later, 10 games to 5.

    1991 The U.S. recognizes the independence of the Baltic states Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

    1974 Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation is established.

    1957 World’s shortest professional boxing match Teddy Barker of England TKO’s Nigeria’s Bob Roberts seven seconds into their welterweight match.

    1945 World War II Japan signs the surrender terms aboard the battleship Missouri.

    1945 Ho Chi Minh declares Vietnam an independent republic naming himself as president.

    1901 Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick Expressing his desire for a strong foreign policy, Theodore Roosevelt makes his famous proclamation.

    1864 Civil War Gen. Sherman (Union) takes Atlanta, after four weeks of fighting. Source: The Civil War Day by Day

    1837 Telegraph Samuel F.B. Morse exhibits his telegraph apparatus.

    1789 U.S. Department of Treasury is established.

    1752 Gregorian calendar is adopted by Great Britain This included the American colonies. The following day became September 14. Also, New Year’s Day was moved from March 25th to January 1st.

    1666 Great Fire of London More than 13,000 homes were destroyed along with St. Paul’s Church.

    Births

    1964 Keanu Reeves actor. Film: Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989, Ted) and Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1993, Jonathan).

    1955 Linda Purl American actress. TV: Matlock (Charlene).

    1952 Jimmy Connors American tennis player, ranked #1 in world (1974-78). He has won the U.S. Open five times and Wimbledon twice.

    1951 Mark Harmon American actor. TV: St. Elsewhere (AIDS victim Dr. Caldwell).

    1948 Terry Bradshaw American football quarterback, Hall-of-Famer, two-time Super Bowl MVP (1979-80). He led Pittsburgh to four Super Bowl titles.

    1948 Christa McAuliffe d. 1986 American high school teacher. She died in the Challenger explosion. She was to have been the first ordinary citizen in space.

    1929 Hal Ashby d. 1988 American Oscar-winning editor, director. Film: In the Heat of the Night (1967, Oscar for Film Editing), Harold and Maude (1971), and Shampoo (1975).

    1917 Cleveland Amory d. 1998 American author, animal rights activist, founder of Fund for Animals (1967). Writings: The Cat Who Came for Christmas and The Cat and the Curmudgeon.

    1877 Frederick Soddy d. 1956 English chemist, formed the theory of isotopes and won the 1921 Nobel Prize for chemistry.

    1850 Albert Goodwill Spalding d. 1915 American baseball player. As manager of the Chicago club, he won the first National League Pennant (1876). He and his brother founded the sporting goods company bearing their name (1876).

    1838 Lydia Kamehameha Liliuokalani d. 1917 (Lydia Kalakahua), Hawaiian Queen (1891-93). She was the last Hawaiian monarch. She also wrote the song Aloha Oe (Farewell to Thee)

    Deaths

    2005 Bob Denver b. 1935 American actor. TV: The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (beatnik Maynard G. Krebs) and Gilligan’s Island (Willy Gilligan).

    1973 J.R.R. Tolkien b. 1892 (John Ronald Reuel Tolkien), British author. Writings: The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954).

    1969 Ho Chi Minh b. 1890 Vietnamese leader, founder and first president of North Vietnam (1954-69).

    1964 Sgt. York b. 1887 (Alvin Cullum York), American World War I hero. In 1918 during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, he killed 25 members of a German machine-gun battalion and captured 132 others. He originally applied for conscientious objector status, but was denied.

    1937 Baron Pierre de Coubertin b. 1863 He revived the Olympic games in 1896

    • 25 Dudette
      September 2, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      Well, in addition to foreign policy, PBO and the President of Estonia will have the anniversary of U.S. recognition of Estonia’s independence to talk about, as well as American Serena Williams beating Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi at the U.S. Open yesterday! Quite the timely meeting! :-)

  9. 32 MadameSoph
    September 2, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Just wanted to send a big thank you to:

    Nerdy Wonka
    Jackie 4 Obama
    Jackie Grumbacher
    Judith Fardig
    Dotster 3
    Susanne
    MtMarilyn
    Carolyn

    For the recommendations you recently gave me on close Senate, House and State Races to donate to around the country.

    I just donated to a number of them and also put an email together for friends and family with links to each of the campaign websites and also Sam Wang’s site. Your info was a huge help. Go dems 2014!

  10. 38 Vicki
    September 2, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Hi Nerdy.Thanks for all the tweetss but an especial TY for the tweet/link about Wyoming.
    It is delicious to see the RW twist themselves into pretzels as they try to avoid giving PBO credit for Obamacare.
    On a less vengeful note, I am so happy to know that increasing numbers of Americans will get the safety and security that healthcare brings.

  11. September 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    WHOA!!

  12. 40 jackiegrumbacher
    September 2, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    I’m bringing this over from the last thread because I think we have to use every tactic we can to reach voters.

    • 41 Judith Fardig
      September 3, 2014 at 3:16 am

      I lent my framed poster of this to the Merkley campaign HQ where a bunch of us did a phone bank tonight. Voters are starting to get a clue!

  13. 42 Nena20409
    September 2, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Surprised. I thought, Oakland Raiders would……knowing that the late owner…..always did it his way.

  14. 43 Nena20409
    September 2, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Now, Isn’t that something?
    I know that chances are, it was a reflective behavior…..But it warms the heart.

  15. September 2, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Oatmeal. Raisin’. Cookies.

    I really need to go home.

  16. 46 dotster3
    September 2, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Teensy weensy football guy—–amused me

  17. 49 Linda
    September 2, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Washington Post columnist George Will deepened his ethically challenged connections to big-money conservative groups by participating in an Americans for Prosperity summit where prominent Republican presidential hopefuls made their pitch to major donors.

    Will’s attendance at the Koch-backed group’s annual convention comes after he spent months promoting Koch-backed candidates for public offices and advancing Koch-backed policy issues in his syndicated column.

    On August 31, Politico reported that Will was part of an “exclusive group of major donors and VIPs” who “dined privately” at AFP’s eighth annual Defending the American Dream summit. According to Politico, the summit “has become an increasingly important stop for aspiring GOP presidential candidates.” In previous years, Will has also spoken at the summit and been given AFP’s highest honor, the George Washington Award.

    http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/09/02/george-wills-ethical-problems-continue-with-the/200601

  18. 50 dotster3
    September 2, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Speaking of football, which only I am doing, :) I see the good news that Michael Sam is set to sign with the Dallas Cowboys.

  19. September 2, 2014 at 5:49 pm

  20. 53 dotster3
    September 2, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    There seems to be quite a few UnAmerican Republicans—–so many hiding assets in foreign countries to avoid U.S. taxes, failing to support and give back to the country which paved the way to riches for them——and then there are these two. Flag pin isn’t fooling anyone.

    • 54 dotster3
      September 2, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      Oops—-correct link, hopefully

      • September 2, 2014 at 6:01 pm

        • 56 jacquelineoboomer
          September 2, 2014 at 8:29 pm

          This is one of the very few things I remember about Trent Lott, that worthless POS … pretty much shows all we needed to know about him:

          Trent Lott spoke on December 5, 2002 at the 100th birthday party of Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, a long time conservative leader. Thurmond had run for President of the United States in 1948 on the Dixiecrat (or States’ Rights) ticket. Lott said: “When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn’t have had all these problems over the years, either.”

          Thurmond had based his presidential campaign largely on an explicit States’ Rights platform that challenged the Civil Rights Movement and later, the Civil Rights Act as illegally overturning the Separation of powers under the United States Constitution and called for the preservation of racial segregation. The Washington Post reported that Lott had made similar comments about Thurmond’s candidacy in a 1980 rally; Lott gave an interview with Black Entertainment Television explaining himself and repudiating Thurmond’s former views.

          In the wake of controversy, Lott resigned as Senate Republican Leader on December 20, 2002, effective at the start of the next session, January 3, 2003.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trent_Lott

      • September 2, 2014 at 6:08 pm

        trea-son
        1. a violation of allegiance to one’s sovereign or to one’s state.
        2. the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery

  21. 58 donna dem 4 obama
    September 2, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Please retweet and share this with your friends, co-workers, neighbors and family.

    The October deadline for voter registration:

  22. 59 Vicki
    September 2, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    I am going to restate a point that Sam Wang made months ago.
    Gerrymandering IS NOT always destiny.

    Sometimes a gerrymandered district has only a slim margin of the dominant party–2% or 3%
    In those cases Democratic turnout can overcome the odds.

    If we vote, we win. Even possibly in “so-called” gerrymandered GOP majority districts.

    Don’t believe the propagandists saying we have no chance to take the House.
    We DO have a chance.

    Let’s not concede anything. Instead I hope we fight for and win it all.

  23. September 2, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    This Man Changed His Name From Jose To Joe And Immediately Got More Job Interviews

  24. September 2, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    True

  25. 71 dotster3
    September 2, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Something we have always known in our fam—music sharpens brainpower, especially the connection between music and math. Ask my music obsessed, math teacher daughter. And many more fam examples, like almost every one…..

  26. 74 dotster3
    September 2, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Who is writing the text for NBC News? It all sounds like Chuck Todd/Andrea Mitchell. It’s been increasingly horrible, all slanted anti-Obama, constant criticism. And they’re all reading the same thing off their teleprompters—on NBC/MSNBC, and it’s the same headlines on NBC news sites and on news programs across the country.

    • 75 hopefruit2
      September 2, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      As I’ve stated months ago – the media is going to be extremely negative about PBO these last few months before the midterms. They are essentially campaigning for the GOP. The media has a vested interest in the GOP making gains in the House and/or winning the Senate.

      • 76 99ts
        September 2, 2014 at 7:28 pm

        You only have to look at a so called liberal media TPM – virtually EVERY story is about the GOP – some may not be praising them but they are ALL about them. I sometimes think there is no democratic party in the US when I read online media.

        • 77 hopefruit2
          September 2, 2014 at 7:45 pm

          Actually most of the stories are about PBO – and all very or moderately negative. The media barely touches the Republicans unless they are using them to attack PBO/Dems.

      • September 2, 2014 at 7:33 pm

        Over the weekend and yesterday, I purposely listened to news on both NBC/MSNBC and CBS. I believe all reports about PO, Syria, the “no strategy” meme……….every topic was word for word the same. If there was a difference in what CBS reported, it was VERY slight. Proves what we have said all along: They get their “news reports” directly from GOP.

        • 79 carolyn
          September 2, 2014 at 8:01 pm

          Yes, NBC has been getting worse and worse. Lester Holt was awful this weekend. Brian Williams has a perpetual sneer on his face, and is negative constantly. We have started watching ABC if we watch any. Their coverage has been much better, objective. Thing is, NBC has the highest numbers.

  27. 80 Linda
    September 2, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    2002 – Reporter Daniel Pearl, kidnapped and beheaded in Karachi.

    2004 – Civilians Nick Berg, Jack Hensley, and Eugene Armstrong kidnapped and beheaded in Iraq.

    2004 – Paul Marshall Johnson, Jr, civilian working in Saudi Arabia, kidnapped and beheaded; five other Americans die in attacks in Saudi Arabia in 2004.

    —-

    Does anyone remember the media foaming at the mouth or hyperventilating during the Bush Administration ?

    I don’t

    • 84 Nena20409
      September 2, 2014 at 7:31 pm

      Exactly. Just have Hardball behind me….and he said……paraphrasing that while he is the one that pulls his head all the time…..in 2008 when Hillary was leading then senator Obama by 20% points…it turned out, then Mr Obama had a plan Via the Caucus and points to win the nomination…..then he added, but we didn’t have Americans being beheaded every week.

      This same Blowhard……has forgotten that Americans were beheaded in 2002, Daniel Pearl, in 2004, Nick Berg, Jack Hensley and Eugene Armstrong and again, in 2004, Paul Marshall Johnson, Jr……

      Somehow, the Media selectively have willful amnesia in order to attack president Obama the Person..

      I saw a tweet today with Wolf Blitzer mentioning, Daniel Pearl decapitated in 2002.

      I hope those who tweet will make sure that the Media stop the personification of these horrific deaths to pres Obama the person. What happened is directed to America…..and the Human race. These ISIL terrorists have been beheading people since 2004 when they 1st started out in Iraq.

  28. 89 Linda
    September 2, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) will soon introduce legislation to authorize President Barack Obama to launch military airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria within Syria, his office announced Tuesday.

    Obama has already authorized limited strikes against ISIS within Iraq and will reportedly consider whether to strike the group, which has reportedly killed two American journalists in the last month, in Syria as well. Nelson’s bill would give Obama the upper chamber’s approval for the latter action.

    “This will ensure there’s no question that the president has the legal authority he needs to use airstrikes in Syria,” Nelson said in a statement. “Let there be no doubt, we must go after ISIS right away because the U.S. is the only one that can put together a coalition to stop this group that’s intent on barbaric cruelty.”

    Nelson’s office said he plans to introduce the legislation as soon as possible once Congress returns from recess next week.

    —-

    Hurry….Hurry…….maybe we will get around to it next week, I am on vacation right now…


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