A Tweet or Two

























80 Responses to “A Tweet or Two”

  1. 1 4morefor44
    February 24, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    love those!

  2. 5 Nena20409
    February 24, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    23,933,062 Awesome Tweets
    I ♥ them

  3. 6 Roberta in Mn
    February 24, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Good Evening everyone. Congrats on first 4morefor44, Hi Chips, Danny and mightypamela. What a day, just sat down to unwind and here I am. Thanks for all the tweets Chips, have to go back and read the day, will probably go to bed the, long day tomorrow too. 😦

  4. February 24, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Just wanted them to know we appreciate their ‘epiphany’ ….



  5. 11 4morefor44
    February 24, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    i keep seeing michael hiltzik tweets here and read those articles. he really seems like a must-read writer. consistently well-thought and provocative.

    • 12 GGail
      February 24, 2014 at 9:09 pm

      He’s a reporter for the LA Times. You don’t want to miss his articles when they appear – they are factual and accurate. A rarity these days.
      Congrats on First 4more!

  6. February 24, 2014 at 9:02 pm

  7. 14 GGail
    February 24, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Hiya Chips!
    Some of those are pretty clever – thanks!

  8. 23 dotster3
    February 24, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Cool story about the Chgo suburban furniture designer who designed and built the table, using wood from a fallen oak on George Washington’s estate, for President Obama to gift to French President Hollande during his visit here.


  9. 28 Roberta in Mn
    February 24, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Love our First Lady.

  10. February 24, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Hey Chipster, just sent you a DM.

  11. 31 japa21
    February 24, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Lots of excellent tweets.

    The misrepresentation of the so-called ObamaCare Horror stories really, truly, pisses me off. Sorry for the language, but it really makes me want to shove my size 13 shoes up you know where.

    But that has been true from the beginning. All the attacks against OCare, from death panels to stories like these occur for one reason and one reason only. The OCare opponents can’t find any argument that is based in reality to be against it. So they have to lie. Actually, those on the left who have criticized it are more honest than those on the right. The left would like it to do more (which I can’t argue with as so would I) which, unfortunately is not politically feasible at this time, nor was it when it was passed.

    The right would prefer it didn’t exist at all but the only way they can get people to agree with them is to lie. But then, it just occurred to me, lies are all the right has when it comes to any issue.

  12. February 24, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    So, this happened. I was followed by Michele Borba, who apparently is a big parenting guru. Not quite sure why, but I’ll take it.

  13. 46 99ts
    February 24, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Truly sad that the GOP supporters will never listen to Rachel explain the reality of the defense “cuts” today. After hearing Jindal’s lies – it was nice to hear the truth.

    • 47 japa21
      February 24, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      I know that my son is probably quite upset. He is career Army and has 14 years in. In six years he can leave with a full pension. The problem is, if he is cut in any downsizing (and there will be downsizing, specially in the officer ranks) he gets nothing. At least that is the way it has worked when they have done this in the past. And, to be honest, if he is let go without any portion of a pension, I will also be quite upset.

      • 48 99ts
        February 24, 2014 at 9:46 pm

        Not arguing that japa – the reality is – the GOP demanded the downsizing as part of the sequestration – Hagel wants to downsize LESS

      • 49 jacquelineoboomer
        February 24, 2014 at 10:10 pm

        I wondered about the careerists, japa. Hope it goes well for your son and all the others who have so much invested. Not sure how far out any possible “grandfathering” would go, if at all, since I don’t know the exact rules or what “new rules” will be put forth.

      • February 24, 2014 at 10:59 pm

        I remember during the Vietnam years when my late husband was an officer in the Air Force deciding not to stay in as a lifer. He talked about reductions and being passed over on promotions being the rule from past history. He decided not to stay in. Most of the other officers from the same class that did stay in we’re drummed out before they reached retirement years. There was only one of them that ended up staying in with a military retirement.

      • 51 yardarm756
        February 24, 2014 at 11:36 pm

        He may have several options though. Go active in another branch or reserves. Hope it doesn’t get to that.

  14. 52 Ladyhawke
    February 24, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    A twist on Christie introspection

    By Steve Benen


    This has long been a problem for the president’s critics. They know they don’t care for him or his style, but they’ve often struggled when their complaints run into one another.

    He’s a ruthless Chicago thug and a “wuss.” He’s a bystander who goes golfing too much and an activist president who engages too much. He’s sticking to the Bush/Cheney script on national security and he’s putting us at risk by abandoning the Bush/Cheney national security agenda. He’s cutting cherished entitlement programs like Medicare and he refuses to cut entitlement programs like Medicare. He’s waging a class war against the rich and he’s coddling millionaires.

    Obama’s critics have two competing caricatures and they haven’t noticed that they’re completely contradictory.



  15. 54 Nena20409
    February 24, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    AG Holder tells State AGs that they don’t have to defend Gay Marriage bans.

    Well Done, Sir.

  16. 55 yardarm756
    February 24, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    As usual. A day late;dollar short.

  17. 56 amk for obama
    February 24, 2014 at 9:38 pm

  18. February 24, 2014 at 9:39 pm


    I’m always late, but I think this article’s headline pretty much sums up how the GOP/Koch-MSM are grasping at straws when it comes to bashing Obamacare (from last Friday):

  19. February 24, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    A very good read ….

    The Medieval—and Highly Effective—Tactics of the Ukrainian Protests

    “For now, it’s a dramatic victory for the protesters, who have sought closer ties with the European Union and an end to the corruption represented by Yanukovych. It’s especially stunning considering the protesters had—on several occasions—seemed close to defeat.

    But to understand why the protests succeeded in toppling Yanukovych, it’s worth taking a glance at its strategies and military-style tactics. The protesters not only built a broad and inclusive coalition, but innovated where it mattered most: on the streets.

    Really, it turned medieval.”


    “But if there’s anything that tipped the balance, at least for now, it’s the protesters’ willingness to fight. “I’m ready to fight for my human rights and my country, and the better life of my country,” a women’s brigade fighter told Al Jazeera. “Even to death.””

    View story at Medium.com

  20. February 24, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Thanks to everyone who has posted #Euromaidan updates here (thinking of GlobalCitizenLinda and Bobfr here, but thanks to everyone).

    This feels like a truly significant event in Eurasian history.

    Y’all know I love maps, so here’s a couple:

    From a NYT Feb 20 article, the language/political divide in Ukraine (I tweeted an incomplete version of this map last week, which I’ve now deleted):

    Here’s an ethno-linguistic map:

    And from a tweet posted last night, I found the source of the “gas lines to Europe through Ukraine map.” Dr. Bob was optimistic that a truly functioning government in Ukraine can make this situation work to its economic and infrastructure advantage:

    • 60 globalcitizenlinda
      February 25, 2014 at 6:49 am

      thanks a lot for your appreciation – lots of contribution from all around!

      no doubt in my mind that the people of Ukraine have taken actions that are of great consequence to their country, the region, and the world – all bathed in the blood and tears of so many people;

      amazing to watch the determination and sacrifices of a diverse coalition occurring over a long period of time in extreme weather conditions;

  21. 61 anniebella
    February 24, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    The young people seem so excited to see FLOTUS.

  22. 62 amk for obama
    February 24, 2014 at 9:55 pm

  23. February 24, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Judging by @JeffersonObama’s timeline, it looks like the war zone action has shifted from Kiev to the Crimea area.

    Here’s a couple of lighthearted tweets from Macleans Magazine reporter in Kiev:

    And EU’s Catherine Ashton in Kiev today:

  24. February 24, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    A couple more Ukraine tweets:

  25. 67 globalcitizenlinda
    February 24, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    I am concerned about US Second Lady, the exceptional Dr. Jill Biden.

    Last I saw her was during the State of the Union address and I thought I saw her hand in either a sling or cast. I haven’t seen her during any of the public events since (may be just missed photos or videos she appeared in)

    Anyone know if she is okay and what happened to had hand/arm?

  26. 72 amk for obama
    February 24, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Notice how all the polling on Obama’s popularity, favorability, blah, blah… has dried up in the past few weeks? Must be the numbers are not to the liking of the msm and pollsters.

  27. 76 jacquelineoboomer
    February 24, 2014 at 10:36 pm

  28. 77 amk for obama
    February 24, 2014 at 10:36 pm

  29. 78 Ladyhawke
    February 24, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Lawrence O’Donnell just interviewed David Axelrod. They started the interview talking about the comments made by Governor Jindahl after the Governors Conference. He criticizes President Obama for focusing on raising the minimum wage. I was glad to see Governor Dannell Malloy call him out for his puzzling very partisan comments. Apparently, in the absence of RGA Chairman Chris Christie — Jindahl is taking over. His inane comments were really quite shocking. David Axelrod made a point of saying it was rich to hear Governor Jindahl criticizing President Obama about the minimum wage considering the economic statistics in his own state.

  30. February 24, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    A little slow to load but cool ….

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