A Tweet Or Two








116 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”

  1. 1 No Child Left Behind
    July 25, 2014 at 4:44 pm


    • 2 vcprezofan2
      July 25, 2014 at 4:44 pm


    • July 25, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      What?! Nerdy, my treasured friend, please delete No Child’s comment. Pretty please?

      Grr, congrats No Child.

      And thank yooooooou Nerdy!!!

    • 9 Cindy
      July 25, 2014 at 4:58 pm

      CONGRATULATIONS ON 1st No Child Left Behind – you’re #1 and “GOLD” it is !!!

      Go NCLB…Go NCLB……..it’s your lucky day, it’s your lucky day.

      (told you I was holding the door open for you) – ENJOY!!!

      • 10 No Child Left Behind
        July 25, 2014 at 5:01 pm

        You did… and thank you much. I just walked through without any issue (both VC and Chips almost caught me but, thanks to you, I succeeded.)

        • 11 vcprezofan2
          July 25, 2014 at 5:50 pm

          /smh/ SOME friends I have in this village! I’m only now noticing that you linked me with CC as almost catching you, NCLB – weren’t you AND I walking in together? Didn’t we have an agreement? Wasn’t that why *I* was positioned one step behind you? To link me with Chips Chica as a possible interloper at the finish really hu-hur-hurts! 😥

    • 12 Dudette
      July 25, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      Congrats! 🙂

  2. 14 No Child Left Behind
    July 25, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Hold my hand, Vicki.

    • 15 vcprezofan2
      July 25, 2014 at 4:46 pm

      Thanks, NCLB. I made it, jumping from one foot to the next to follow you. 😀

      • July 25, 2014 at 5:02 pm


        Responding to your previous query re: LA weather.

        I’m just south of the Reagan Library, and it’s partly cloudy — not the pretty white puffy clouds, or impressive thunderclouds, but patches of flat clouds — humidity is high for us (around 50%), feels tropical now.

        Not a chance of rain, like over the weekend.

        Our best chance for rain before late October (at the earliest) is next month, if a Pacific tropical storm makes it way to the US from Mexico.

        • 17 vcprezofan2
          July 25, 2014 at 5:10 pm

          ‘Not a chance of rain’ I am genuinely sorry to hear that. Before LATE OCTOBER? O dear, that’s scary. I am definitely not moving to LA…or Arizona… or Florida….

          You know when I was out that way last summer, I thought it was hot, but I never really considered traveling with bottled water until GGail suggested it. Once she did, I realized why offspring and I were having mild headaches. Theo had told us to drink a lot but because we were mostly inside, and because I thought I was okay with heat, I didn’t pay as close attention as I should.

          I don’t know, Arapaho – what happens if your AC breaks down, or, God forbid, you have power outages?

          • July 25, 2014 at 5:23 pm

            I’ve lived without A/C most of my life.

            I’m in a north-facing abode now, it’s 76 inside now, but once the sun goes down, it’s very pleasant outside (and all the windows get opened) — we don’t have many flying insects — some annoying gnats, but nothing like the black flies of the plains states or mosquitos in Alaska.

            I’ve moved to a place with A/C but won’t turn it on unless we get real tropical weather next month (when the nighttime low is 80 and overcast, not 65 like it will be tonight). Thirty years ago I lived right on the beach when this happened, and it was impossible to sleep — but we’re talking about a handful of days when I wished I had A/C.

            Not worried about power outages — remember those scenes of the 1994 Northridge earthquake? Hordes of people sleeping outside in January. Deserts need to get their electricity from solar, because we’ve got some real water worries in the Mountain and Pacific time zones.

            • 19 vcprezofan2
              July 25, 2014 at 5:32 pm

              Seems you guys *are* on track for solar – I saw that in this very village when PBO was visiting earlier in the year – so that’s a ‘positive’.

  3. 20 No Child Left Behind
    July 25, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Vicki, where are you? Chips came in right after me!!!

    Hello TODVille!

  4. 21 No Child Left Behind
    July 25, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Thank you Nerdy!!!

    Now off to read your post. ⭐

  5. 22 GGail
    July 25, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Okay, this is truly a bogus post.
    The time stamp on the notification on the previous thread telling us about the new post and these people all clocking in here at 4:44pm – Sumtin’ rotten in Denmark!

    • 23 No Child Left Behind
      July 25, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      I had two laptops running and checking both at the same time. That’s the only way to beat Vicki and Chips.

    • 28 vcprezofan2
      July 25, 2014 at 5:59 pm

      O yea, somebody has been alerted to my main investigative tool for scenting out bts who cheat at the finish line! I’m pleased. 😛 Now I have to give the next lesson on the finer points in interpreting the times. See, GGail, there’s nothing wrong in Denmark if the time of the warning and the first entrant are the same – just means some participant did some real quick stepping – there are SIXTY seconds in a minute after all! OTOH, when the warning it timed a minute or TWO AFTER the winning entrant crosses the finish (*cough* *cough* as has happened a couple of times not so long ago), then we all need to set the Denmark air freshener to work.

      • 29 GGail
        July 25, 2014 at 6:18 pm

        Oh vc, I’m too tired to even contemplate this trickery any longer. Hahahahaha!!! But some of you have it down to a science 😀

        It’s getting close to the end of my work day and I’m going for spa pampering.

        • 30 vcprezofan2
          July 25, 2014 at 6:34 pm

          Spa pampering on a Friday afternoon? That will ‘wear off’ before the evening is over! Shouldn’t you go early tomorrow morning when you can enjoy it for the entire day, and maybe even into Sunday? 😀

          Drive carefully home – don’t fall asleep from too much pampering since you’ll still have to travel home. Have fun too!

          • 31 GGail
            July 25, 2014 at 6:41 pm

            Trust me – I need it today – I’ve had one heck of a work week. My alarm clock went off this morning and I thought it was broke. I was wondering why it was ringing on Saturday?? It was right/I was wrong 😦

            I’ll take heed and drive carefully. Fortunately – it’s not very far.

            I’ll talk to you later…Think about Skype or Tango – Please!???

            • 32 vcprezofan2
              July 25, 2014 at 6:44 pm

              I’ll think about it; be aware tho I am a slow thinker, especially re any online stuff.

              Have yourself a great evening, and an even greater weekend!

  6. 33 GGail
    July 25, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    NW, I really like these tweets – especially the ones from Oliver Willis…”otherwise…” – Hahahaha!

    • 34 jackiegrumbacher
      July 25, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      The image of the women screaming is really chilling, GGail. I wonder if they ever look at themselves in the mirror and see how truly ugly they are?

      • 35 GGail
        July 25, 2014 at 5:07 pm

        JG, I know! Look at how intense they are? That’s scary – to be that filled with hatred at people. And I bet you anything JG, one of them has a gardener, housekeeper or market employee that works for them who looks like the people they are screaming about.

        • 36 jackiegrumbacher
          July 25, 2014 at 5:22 pm

          And I will further bet you, GGail, that someone in their own distant past crossed a border or entered a port somewhere because they don’t look Native American to me.

          • 37 GGail
            July 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm

            Yup! If suggested Ancestry.com to either lady, they would run away from us. But of course, it’s different when your “people” come over on the Mayflower 😯

      • July 25, 2014 at 5:21 pm

        It’s a very iconic image and reminds me of the South in 50s and 60s.

        • 39 jackiegrumbacher
          July 25, 2014 at 5:26 pm

          Exacty, meta, it’s a perfect reflection of the white people who screamed at those who first tried to integrate lunch counters. I have a photo of a close personal friend sitting at such a counter with the ugly around her. I can’t bear to look at it without crying.

        • 40 vcprezofan2
          July 25, 2014 at 6:09 pm

          I looked at that picture, face red with hatred and anger, veins standing out, and wonder if she felt any remorse upon seeing it, or if she would feel any shame if one of her own young children/relative (if she has any) asked her why she was so upset, if we all are not children of God? Because, you know, I’d be willing to bet she’s an active churchgoer, one who talks about loving the Lord. *I* am embarrassed for her.

          Indeed, I have often wondered how direct descendants of Americans who committed the grossest of atrocities during slavery actually deal with their ancestral memories/history.

          • 41 GGail
            July 25, 2014 at 6:13 pm

            vc, they try to assuage their guilt by saying “that was my ancestor, I didn’t do those things to you”. Especially when the talk of reparation comes up.

            • 42 vcprezofan2
              July 25, 2014 at 6:31 pm

              O, I’m not even expecting or talking reparation. In fact I think I do agree with them on that aspect.

              What I think about is HOW DO THEY FEEL INSIDE knowing that a parent/grandparent/close relative (heck they themselves) were hanging people, assaulting them etc. etc in a truly inhumane manner for no legitimate reason? In moments of introspection, which I try to keep to a minimum, these are the thoughts that bother me. How do you live with yourself knowing that such cruelty is within your genes?

              Indeed, some of what Bibi and his army is doing in Gaza raises similar questions in my mind. I mean, can he not, through the history of his own people, empathize with Palestinian civilians? I don’t know.

    • 44 Nerdy Wonka
      July 25, 2014 at 10:44 pm

      Thanks, GGail.

  7. 45 Dudette
    July 25, 2014 at 4:59 pm


  8. 50 No Child Left Behind
    July 25, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    I don’t believe Merkel. I know Germany was spying all along.

    “Germany has ordered surveillance of British and American intelligence gathering on its soil to begin for the first time since 1945, according to reports. ”

    (4th Tweet from the bottom.)

    • 51 jackiegrumbacher
      July 25, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      Yep, NCLB. Germany’s “I was pure as the driven snow until forced to spy on you” act is pure farce. It’s a wonder everyone isn’t laughing out loud.

  9. 52 Linda
    July 25, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Those posters being held by the screaming women were provided by NumbersUsa which is listed as a racist group by SPLC.


  10. 53 TrumpDog
    July 25, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Joy’s tweet is spot on.
    The GOP’s treatment of our president has left many Black people with a bad taste in their mouths – I don’t care how many Black people FOX hires to badmouth Pres. Obama. It’s one thing Black people hate and that is being disrespected. They see how the president is treated and it’s a complete turnoff.
    I know they don’t really care now, but perhaps remind them of this down the line when they bemoan the fact that Black people tend to vote Democratic.

  11. July 25, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    I posted a comment on the last thread about Cali job market, but it was sandwiched between discussion of the crazed Bibi, so am trying again, this time with TWO tweets, LOL.

    The home prices mentioned in this tweet are from sfgate.com (July 17) and Zillow.com for Dallas.

    • 56 0388jojothecat
      July 25, 2014 at 7:08 pm

      I would not be surprised if due to the ACA many baby boomers left jobs to retire to start businesses and work for themselves, do volunteer work o get trained for another career. This would open up good paying professional jobs for younger people.

  12. July 25, 2014 at 5:17 pm

  13. 62 jackiegrumbacher
    July 25, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Well, I am wiped out and ready to nap after spending four hours setting up and decorating the Democratic booth at our county fair. We are right next to an exhibit on “How Much manure Animals Produce in One day” and you can only laugh at the juxtaposition. [Answer: a lot]. Anyway our booth now looks bright and festive with flags waving, posters of our candidates on display and lots of information materials. If we can manage to have all of it actually stay up for a week (without posters falling), it will be a real achievement. If you’ve got a fair in your county, it’s worth finding out if there’s a Dem display and volunteer activities for local candidates. Ours is a real gold mine of information on everything you never really wanted to know and didn’t care enough to ask about the county Democrats.

    • July 25, 2014 at 5:33 pm

      You certainly have earned a nap, Jackie!!! Very well done!!!


      Yes WE MUST

    • 64 57andfemale
      July 25, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      You are a treasure.

    • 65 GGail
      July 25, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      Everytime I hear the commercial about the Orange County Fair, I think of you JackieG.

      I’m so proud of you!!!


    • July 25, 2014 at 6:25 pm


    • 67 vcprezofan2
      July 25, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      Congrats, JackieG! You sound like you have a good system worked out – I still have a memory of your apprehension heading into your 1st fair as a boots on the ground Democratic volunteer, and your plans for you and your team to reach out more to the hispanic community around you. Kudos on your persistence and your progress, and may you have perfect county fair weather tomorrow!

    • 68 Nerdy Wonka
      July 25, 2014 at 10:46 pm

      You’ve more than earned a nap. Thanks so much for all your wonderful work. You’re a treasure, Jackie.

  14. July 25, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Jerusalem Times and others are reporting that a 12 hour unilateral Israeli cease fire will commence at 7a Israeli time, Saturday. Have not yet seen confirmation from the US or UN. bbl ….

    • 70 hopefruit2
      July 25, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      So far I haven’t seen anything from State either. I’m only seeing from Israeli and other foreign sources on Tweeter. They’re also saying that HAMAS has accepted the 12-hr ceasefire. I’m looking for further confirmation, but as of this time, haven’t seen anything from reliable US sources independently.

  15. July 25, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Ok, I’ve always disliked ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith. He and Skip Bayless make me want to guzzle antifreeze. However, Mr. Smith may just have said something his employers cannot overlook:

    Smith said during his ESPN appearance that a man has “no business” putting his hands on a woman, but then went on to say that he was raised by women and encouraged the female members of his family to “make sure we don’t do anything to provoke wrong actions.”

    “I think that just talking about what guys shouldn’t do, we got to also make sure that you can do your part to do whatever you can do to try to make sure it doesn’t happen … but at the same time, we also have to make sure that we learn as much as we can about elements of provocation,” he added. “Not that there’s real provocation, but the elements of provocation, you got to make sure that you address them. Because we’ve got to do is do what we can to try to prevent the situation from happening in any way. And I don’t think that’s broached enough, is all I’m saying.”

    Article here: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/stephen-a-smith-espn-provoke-domestic-violence

  16. 82 Dudette
    July 25, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    • 83 Cindy
      July 25, 2014 at 6:04 pm

      O how sweet and precious; one life gone and another one lives on.
      May the good Lord and the angels watch over her, and protect her from all that is evil, and all that is wrong.

    • July 25, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      What kind of life lies ahead for this tiny baby born of the ravages of war? I hope they can somehow safeguard him/her from this awful insanity.

      • 85 Cindy
        July 25, 2014 at 6:20 pm

        I find that when I am helpless in a situation, where suffering is inevitable towards humanity, all I can do is pray.
        Prayer is not a magic pill but prayer changes things in miraculous ways, seen and unseen, I’ve been the beneficiary of what prayers can do.

    • July 25, 2014 at 6:53 pm

      Lord, have mercy.
      Bless this child and let the Mother’s loss of life not be in vain.
      May this child’s life be blessed with peace.
      Let Your will be done in his/her life.

  17. 88 forus50
    July 25, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Thanks for the post Nerdy!! I thought I would add a couple to it.

  18. 89 Dudette
    July 25, 2014 at 6:00 pm

  19. 90 Dudette
    July 25, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    Murka da beeyewtiful

    • July 25, 2014 at 6:49 pm

      I will be there in two weeks!
      I cannot wait to see the sun rise and sun set.

    • 94 mtmarilyn
      July 25, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      OMG, Dudette, thank you for that video! My first airplane ride was in 1964 when my mother and I rode in a small airplane over and in the Grand Canyon. That video brings back such memories. And my husband’s father help build the Glen Canyon Dam. The Grand Canyon has a special place in my life. Thank for this beautiful video.

      • 95 Dudette
        July 25, 2014 at 7:57 pm

        Wow! What an amazing moment that must’ve been mtm! I’m awestruck just watching the video but to have actually experienced that in person? Magnificent!

        • 96 mtmarilyn
          July 25, 2014 at 9:47 pm

          It was beyond measure. I can still feel my stomach when we went over the edge and down into the canyon. Haven’t had anything quite as spectacular since. Although some roller coaster rides almost match just not the scenery. Again thank you.

  20. 97 forus50
    July 25, 2014 at 6:10 pm

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  22. July 25, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    For Immediate Release
    July 25, 2014

    FACT SHEET: Visit of President Perez Molina of Guatemala, President Hernandez of Honduras, and President Sanchez Ceren of El Salvador


  23. 101 Dudette
    July 25, 2014 at 6:23 pm

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  25. 105 yardarm756
    July 25, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    • July 25, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      WOW, I love how PBO framed the issues so perfectly, each sentence beautifully expressing his values and actions. Full command of the problems AND solutions. BRAVO.

  26. 108 Dudette
    July 25, 2014 at 6:39 pm

  27. 109 Dudette
    July 25, 2014 at 6:42 pm

  28. 112 Dudette
    July 25, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Now THAT’S a bookstore!
    Old school stylie! 🙂

  29. 113 Dudette
    July 25, 2014 at 6:46 pm

  30. July 25, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Fifty Shades of Grey’ trailer reaches almost 7 million views in first 24 hours

    July 25, 2014, 1:31 PM EST

    By Travis Reilly

    The “Fifty Shades of Grey” first official YouTube trailer, which dropped on Thursday, registered nearly 7 million views in just 24 hours.

    The erotic film, which stars Dakota Johnson as the doe-eyed Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan as a powerful executive and her eventual sexual mentor, Christian Grey, is adapted from an E.L. James book series that sold over 100 million copies worldwide.


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