A Tweet Or Two









157 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”

  1. July 28, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    My favourite time of the night. Thanks Nerdy

  2. July 28, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Thanks a trazillion Nerdy, a wonderful collection of tweets!

  3. July 28, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Warren / Castro 2016!!!!! (Or Hillary ….or any dem that will make remaggotians and RWNJs heads explode :))

  4. July 28, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    I have to step away from Twitter. Unending reports of Gaza being destroyed.

    Good news about Dems being up 6 in the generic ballot. We have to strike home the advantage.

  5. 11 Jeff
    July 28, 2014 at 9:15 pm


    From an earlier post. Looks like the US is starting to pull back our support of Israel’s behavior.

      July 29, 2014 at 9:48 am


  6. July 28, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    A little laughter:

  7. July 28, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    • July 28, 2014 at 9:26 pm

      As I said in the previous thread: Yes, Hamas “leadership” is reprehensible. The top leaders live in a quite comfortable exile, while their people suffer horrifically. But it’s that suffering which should be the focus, not the actions of out of touch leadership. It’s that suffering which has to stop.

      • 18 No Child Left Behind
        July 28, 2014 at 9:34 pm

        Netanyahu has only one goal: the extermination of a people. If Hamas was the target, there would have been more of a strategy and less total shelling.

        • July 28, 2014 at 9:39 pm

          Hitting LIKE from now on if I like a comment.

        • 21 SUE DUVALL SMITH
          July 29, 2014 at 7:23 am


    • 22 Jeff
      July 28, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      Netanyahu and his party is no different then Hamas.

  8. July 28, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    • 26 donna dem 4 obama
      July 28, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      Pigs are flying…That was a actually a decent by Fournier….

      • July 28, 2014 at 9:40 pm

        Tell me about it. I was gobsmacked. Eventually reality is too glaring to ignore. (And I’m chuffed that my demographic doesn’t buy the shit sandwich Israel is selling.)

        • 28 donna dem 4 obama
          July 28, 2014 at 9:54 pm

          Netanyahu was always able to win the messaging on these massacres in the past but social media has changed the game. He’s in for a real lesson with his slaughter of the Palestinian people. The World Sees what he’s doing and if he continues with all this death and destruction I believe that he is going to pay a real political price.

          • 29 jackiegrumbacher
            July 28, 2014 at 10:03 pm

            Donna, the Israeli people have to rise up and demand that he stop. It’s their lives and their future he’s putting at risk with his murderous behavior. If Israelis continue to support him in enough numbers to sustain him in power, then the whole population is going to be tainted with his blood lust. They have a chance now to demand a new leader and a new way of living in the world, but the chance will fade quickly if they don’t act.

          • 30 SUE DUVALL SMITH
            July 29, 2014 at 9:38 am


    • 31 Jeff
      July 28, 2014 at 11:23 pm

      decent is a stretch. He was slobbering about Israels right to defend itself. Defend themselves against women and children?

  9. July 28, 2014 at 9:28 pm

      July 29, 2014 at 8:32 am


        July 29, 2014 at 8:36 am


  10. July 28, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    I early voted today in my primary election. When I pulled the sample ballot a few weeks ago, it was 10 pages long. I was a little intimidated at first but realized that we were electing judges who had previously been appointees. Also, they listed all the state reps as well as senate reps, so I just had to find the one the represented me. My mother and I divided up the voter forums and listened to each candidate. I highlighted everyone I wanted to vote for and the whole process from walking in, to waiting for mother to finish took less than 10 minutes tops. There was a short line at that precinct (we left another one that had a longer line). And I just wanted to help out one of the candidates whose mother asked me to encourage 10 other people to early vote in the primaries. I know most of us have primaries coming up and I just want to say, please don’t let apathy and intimidating ballots keep you from voting. Freedom Summer was about getting all of us the right to stand up and be counted and I think it would just be spitting in the eye of our ancestors to squander what they fought for. I’m stepping down from my soapbox now. Thanks for listening.

    • July 28, 2014 at 9:33 pm

      Well done, Jacob.

      “I know most of us have primaries coming up and I just want to say, please don’t let apathy and intimidating ballots keep you from voting.”

      Couldn’t agree with you more!! We mailed our primary ballots last week 🙂


    • 38 GGAIL
      July 28, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      Bravo to you & your Mom, jacobslily !!!

    • 39 arapaho415
      July 28, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      Thanks for your reply to Monarch caterpillar comment.

      I had no idea that the caterpillars grew so quickly. They must be 3 inches long now, and when I first saw them on Friday evening they were less than an inch.

      While I was composing that post, one of the caterpillars had started munching on the leaf the chrysalis was on (like there aren’t 20 others to choose from). I didn’t get a chance to visit other 99 cent stores today to see if I can get more collapsible laundry hampers to protect them from predators — I know they’ve got toxins in their body, but they sure look fat and juicy.

      Don’t know about dill and fennel. Can’t recall seeing those in the nurseries I’ve been to and these guys are gonna pupate soon, I think.

      Would love to have swallowtail visitors, have added fennel and dill to my “shopping” list.

  11. July 28, 2014 at 9:33 pm

  12. July 28, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    • 44 jackiegrumbacher
      July 28, 2014 at 10:11 pm

      LH, they’re just worthless, hate-filled creeps who have no business in the halls of Congress. I resent like hell having to pay them for working to destroy the US.

    • 45 anniebella
      July 28, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      Appeal to their racists white base who never thought that black man was qualified to be in that oval office.

  13. 46 0388jojothecat
    July 28, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    I wish a gigantic asteroid will demolish just enough of the USA so that enough people who agree with Israel to see what is being done to the civilians of Gaza. This is just too heart wrenching to watch and the dim wits that cheer this on. I hope Bibi is prosecuted for war crimes.

    • July 28, 2014 at 9:38 pm

      I’m going to just hit LIKE on TOD when I like a comment, okay ?

    • 48 No Child Left Behind
      July 28, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      By whom, if I may ask?

      There are too many extremists in the region to separate oneself from Bibi. Of all extremists, one must chose the lesser evil, as much as I wish Bibi would join the rank of Ahmadinejad. Gone with the wind!!!

    • 49 jackiegrumbacher
      July 28, 2014 at 10:09 pm

      jojo, I don’t wish destruction on the US, but I 100 percent support your hope that Bibi is prosecuted for war crimes.

  14. 50 No Child Left Behind
    July 28, 2014 at 9:37 pm


    Thanks for your post. This made my evening.

    Top Conservative Cat @TeaPartyCat
    My mother’s puppy went missing last night. And where was Obama during all this? Probably at some fundraiser. It’s Benghazi all over again.

  15. July 28, 2014 at 9:40 pm

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  17. 56 99ts
    July 28, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Some serious reading at TOD today – it seems Netanyahu was campaigning for a GOP President for good reason in 2012 – he realises that the sane in the US no longer want to support in word or actions what his country is doing. By attacking the SoS it would seem he is still campaigning against the current US government – does not appear to be a very smart thing to do!

    I have never understood the US continued approval of Israel’s expansion via military force – perhaps one has to live in the former to understand – but I hope it is now coming to an end.

    There looks to be good news for the dems on the election front – with more people realizing the damage being done to their communities via governor’s refusing to take the medicaid expansion – despite the media doing all it can to pretend the GOP are winning.

  18. July 28, 2014 at 9:52 pm

  19. July 28, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Ponder on this for a minute:

  20. July 28, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Btw kasich in ohio just signed a bill to stop all green energy programs for two years. No reason just that obama likes green energy so …

  21. July 28, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    • 61 anniebella
      July 28, 2014 at 10:19 pm

      This North Carolina Republican Mayor from one of the rural county who walk to Washington D.C. to bring attention to the fact that N.C, Governor is refusing the Medicaid expansion will be on Lawrence O’Donnell tonight.

      July 29, 2014 at 9:51 am


  22. 63 donna dem 4 obama
    July 28, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    TOD’ers please sign the OFA petition

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  24. 75 donna dem 4 obama
    July 28, 2014 at 10:12 pm

  25. July 28, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    I’m calling it a night….a bit of humor inspired by Yardarm’s epic joke posts….

    So a guy walks into a bar one day and he can’t believe his eyes. There, in the corner, there’s this one-foot-tall man, in a little tuxedo, playing a tiny grand piano.

    So the guy asks the bartender, “Where’d he come from?”

    And the bartender’s, like, “There’s a genie in the men’s room who grants wishes.”

    So the guy runs into the men’s room and, sure enough, there’s this genie. And the genie’s, like, “Your wish is my command.” So the guy’s, like, “O.K., I wish for world peace.” And there’s this big cloud of smoke—and then the room fills up with geese.

    So the guy walks out of the men’s room and he’s, like, “Hey, bartender, I think your genie might be hard of hearing.”

    And the bartender’s, like, “No kidding. You think I wished for a twelve-inch pianist?”

    So the guy processes this. And he’s, like, “Does that mean you wished for a twelve-inch penis?”

    And the bartender’s, like, “Yeah. Why, what did you wish for?”

    And the guy’s, like, “World peace.”

    So the bartender is understandably ashamed.

    And the guy orders a beer, like everything is normal, but it’s obvious that something has changed between him and the bartender.

    And the bartender’s, like, “I feel like I should explain myself further.”

    And the guy’s, like, “You don’t have to.”

    But the bartender continues, in a hushed tone. And he’s, like, “I have what’s known as penile dysmorphic disorder. Basically, what that means is I fixate on my size. It’s not that I’m small down there. I’m actually within the normal range. Whenever I see it, though, I feel inadequate.”

    And the guy feels sorry for him. So he’s, like, “Where do you think that comes from?”

    And the bartender’s, like, “I don’t know. My dad and I had a tense relationship. He used to cheat on my mom, and I knew it was going on, but I didn’t tell her. I think it’s wrapped up in that somehow.”

    And the guy’s, like, “Have you ever seen anyone about this?”

    And the bartender’s, like, “Oh, yeah, I started seeing a therapist four years ago. But she says we’ve barely scratched the surface.”

    So, at around this point, the twelve-inch pianist finishes up his sonata. And he walks over to the bar and climbs onto one of the stools. And he’s, like, “Listen, I couldn’t help but overhear the end of your conversation. I never told anyone this before, but my dad and I didn’t speak the last ten years of his life.”

    And the bartender’s, like, “Tell me more about that.” And he pours the pianist a tiny glass of whiskey.

    And the twelve-inch pianist is, like, “He was a total monster. Beat us all. Told me once I was an accident.”

    And the bartender’s, like, “That’s horrible.”

    And the twelve-inch pianist shrugs. And he’s, like, “You know what? I’m over it. He always said I wouldn’t amount to anything, because of my height? Well, now look at me. I’m a professional musician!”

    And the pianist starts to laugh, but it’s a forced kind of laughter, and you can see the pain behind it. And then he’s, like, “When he was in the hospital, he had one of the nurses call me. I was going to go see him. Bought a plane ticket and everything. But before I could make it back to Tampa . . .”

    And then he starts to cry. And he’s, like, “I just wish I’d had a chance to say goodbye to my old man.”

    And all of a sudden there’s this big cloud of smoke—and a beat-up Plymouth Voyager appears!

    And the pianist is, like, “I said ‘old man,’ not ‘old van’!”

    And everybody laughs. And the pianist is, like, “Your genie’s hard of hearing.”

    And the bartender says, “No kidding. You think I wished for a twelve-inch pianist?”

    And as soon as the words leave his lips he regrets them. Because the pianist is, like, “Oh, my God. You didn’t really want me.”

    And the bartender’s, like, “No, it’s not like that.” You know, trying to backpedal.

    And the pianist smiles ruefully and says, “Once an accident, always an accident.” And he drinks all of his whiskey.

    And the bartender’s, like, “Brian, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean that.”

    And the pianist smashes his whiskey glass against the wall and says, “Well, I didn’t mean that.”

    And the bartender’s, like, “Whoa, calm down.”

    And the pianist is, like, “Fuck you!” And he’s really drunk, because he’s only one foot tall and so his tolerance for alcohol is extremely low. And he’s, like, “Fuck you, asshole! Fuck you!”

    And he starts throwing punches, but he’s too small to do any real damage, and eventually he just collapses in the bartender’s arms.

    And suddenly he has this revelation. And he’s, like, “My God, I’m just like him. I’m just like him.” And he starts weeping.

    And the bartender’s, like, “No, you’re not. You’re better than he was.”

    And the pianist is, like, “That’s not true. I’m worthless!”

    And the bartender grabs the pianist by the shoulders and says, “Damn it, Brian, listen to me! My life was hell before you entered it. Now I look forward to every day. You’re so talented and kind and you light up this whole bar. Hell, you light up my whole life. If I had a second wish, you know what it would be? It would be for you to realize how beautiful you are.”

    And the bartender kisses the pianist on the lips.

    So the guy, who’s been watching all this, is surprised, because he didn’t know the bartender was gay. It doesn’t bother him; it just catches him off guard, you know? So he goes to the bathroom, to give them a little privacy. And there’s the genie.

    So the guy’s, like, “Hey, genie, you need to get your ears fixed.”

    And the genie’s, like, “Who says they’re broken?” And he opens the door, revealing the happy couple, who are kissing and gaining strength from each other.

    And the guy’s, like, “Well done.”

    And then the genie says, “That bartender’s tiny penis is going to seem huge from the perspective of his one-foot-tall boyfriend.”

    And the graphic nature of the comment kind of kills the moment.

    And the genie’s, like, “I’m sorry. I should’ve left that part unsaid. I always do that. I take things too far.”

    And the guy’s, like, “Don’t worry about it. Let’s just grab a beer. It’s on me.”

  26. 79 Vicki
    July 28, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    The propaganda is truly smothering.
    AJ headline; “gaza pummeled.”
    No mention of who is doing the pummeling.
    Headline should be “Israel Lies about main goal is to destroy tunnels. Israeli airforce is destroying the homes tv stations and public buildings in Gaza.”

  27. 81 anniebella
    July 28, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Later this week the First Lady will deliver remarks and participate in a roundtable at the Young African Summit. The event were President Obama spoke this morning and took questions.

  28. 82 desertflower
    July 28, 2014 at 11:00 pm


    The United States as a great Power is facing a large number of challenges in the Muslim world, and Israel’s Gaza campaign is endangering both American diplomacy there and the very security of the US. Given the series of setbacks for the US in the Middle East, in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Egypt, Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu could scarcely have chosen a worst time to kill hundreds of Palestinian civilians in the full light of world media.
    The ability of an al-Qaeda offshoot, the so-called “Islamic State,” to take substantial territory in Syria and northern Iraq has alarmed Washington. The US embassy in Baghdad is in as much danger as the capital itself from IS violence. IS recruiting, and the radicalization of Muslim youth, is given enormous help by the scenes of Israeli munitions killing Palestinian civilians.
    As security deteriorates to unprecedented lows in Libya, the US has had to pull its ambassador and her staff from Tripoli. Fundamentalist radicals in Benghazi and elsewhere, already suspicious of the US, are seeing blood because of America’s statements in support of the Israeli military campaign.

    Bibi’s bloodlust is endangering Americans AND America! This needs to stop! NOW.

    • July 28, 2014 at 11:04 pm

      • 84 desertflower
        July 28, 2014 at 11:09 pm

        This is insane! Then I see things like this and I just expect my head to twirl around until it flies off my neck!


        The Obama administration’s $225 million request to aid Israel during its war with Hamas may not be enough, warned Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday afternoon.

        At the request of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Senate Democrats folded $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system into a larger bill that offers $2.7 billion in emergency funding to deal with the influx of Central American migrants to the southern border. But Reid said Israel will need even more help from the United States if the war in Gaza continues, demonstrating the need to pass the funding package this week ahead of a five-week congressional recess.

        Sorry…this makes me furious!

      • 89 Layla
        July 28, 2014 at 11:16 pm

        And that is the way to present this to the American people. I do not think it will be very long before PBO speaks to this.

      • July 28, 2014 at 11:34 pm

        Totally agree Bob. Netanyahu is every bit as obtuse, short-sided, authoritarian, stupid, delusional as George W. Bush was. Another leader who thinks that bombing people is the solution to all problems.

        But BOTH democrats and republicans in Congress have been helping that fool for years by constantly backing him in his conflict with President Obama. It drives me nuts.

        • July 29, 2014 at 1:52 am

          “Totally agree Bob. Netanyahu is every bit as obtuse, short-sided, authoritarian, stupid, delusional as George W. Bush was.”

          These are evil people, Lp08, and we must do all we can to stop them.

          Thus – #OWNthe114th

          Yes WE MUST

          good night TOD

  29. July 28, 2014 at 11:07 pm

  30. 94 Layla
    July 28, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Anybody here watch ‘Murder In the First’.

  31. 100 No Child Left Behind
    July 28, 2014 at 11:38 pm
  32. 101 No Child Left Behind
    July 28, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Should I stand by the gate and wait for it to open?

  33. July 28, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    I keep tweeting the cdc about this and the WHO.
    This is serious!

    • 104 No Child Left Behind
      July 28, 2014 at 11:57 pm

      Very serious indeed. Ebola used to be confined to a few countries in Africa. If this thing now travels. we are exposed.

      • July 29, 2014 at 12:01 am

        Ebola is considered to be contagious between people. Generally the infectious agent may be transmitted by saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route, surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc.
        Ebola, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.
        The contagious disease, Ebola, can be transmitted:

        from person to person by blood.
        from person to person by saliva, air, coughing, contact, surfaces, fecal-oral route, etc.


        • 106 No Child Left Behind
          July 29, 2014 at 12:05 am

          The contact by “coughing” will do it for me.

        • July 29, 2014 at 12:08 am

          There is no standard treatment for Ebola HF. Currently, patients receive supportive therapy. This consists of balancing the patient’s fluids and electrolytes, maintaining their oxygen status and blood pressure, and treating them for any complicating infections. During the Kikwit outbreak, eight patients were given blood of individuals who had been infected with Ebola virus but recovered. Seven of the eight patients survived. However, because the study size was small, and participants characteristics (including the fact that they were relatively young) predisposed them towards recovery, the efficacy of the treatment remains unknown. (Source: excerpt from Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever: DVRD)

          • 108 No Child Left Behind
            July 29, 2014 at 12:12 am

            I am a bone marrow transplant that has not even received my first vaccine yet. As such, I’ll get anything passing by, be it Ebola or Chikungunya. When others will be able to fight these attacks to their systems, I will not have that luxury. God help me and help many others vulnerable to these sorts of things.

    • July 29, 2014 at 12:27 am

      What makes you think that you know more about Ebola than the professionals at CDC and WHO to tell them what to do?, To be perfectly honest, I think you, and AP, are hyping the situation and unnecessarily spreading fear.

  34. 118 Dudette
    July 28, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    So hearbreaking and infuriating reading all the gory and outrageous details from the war.

    Here’s some small respite from the war stuff for a moment or two…

  35. 121 Dudette
    July 28, 2014 at 11:53 pm

  36. 122 Dudette
    July 28, 2014 at 11:53 pm

  37. 123 Dudette
    July 29, 2014 at 12:28 am

    • 124 Dudette
      July 29, 2014 at 12:32 am

      Sweet, but also a bit scary. I would think maybe too much excitement causing this kind of reaction might mean that baby needs to see a vet. Is it just me?

      • 125 Layla
        July 29, 2014 at 12:39 am

        I posted that over the weekend and the little dog’s reaction has me a bit concerned also. However when I viewed it again, the episode was very short. He seemed just totally overwhelmed. He had not seen her in 2 years. Too much emotion. It happens to people. I love this little dog

        • 126 Dudette
          July 29, 2014 at 12:58 am

          Aww, I hope so. So sweet! My puppy-nephew gets soooo excited when I come over to visit too. After he jumps into my arms and basically likes me raw, he insists on making me his pillow, as if to claim me as his territory. Of course, he does that with everyone he likes. 🙂

      • July 29, 2014 at 7:22 am

        Actually, the segment I saw said that the owner did take the dog to the vet to make sure it was okay…and it was. 🙂

  38. July 29, 2014 at 1:05 am

    I hope neither of you have Galaxy phones?

  39. 130 jacquelineoboomer
    July 29, 2014 at 1:17 am
  40. July 29, 2014 at 1:24 am

    Yay! I worked with these guys. Go get em. 🙂

  41. 133 Gazelle
    July 29, 2014 at 5:01 am

    Don’t need anymore reason to VOTE. Just do it because:


  42. 137 Dudette
    July 29, 2014 at 5:05 am

  43. 138 Dudette
    July 29, 2014 at 5:06 am

  44. 139 Dudette
    July 29, 2014 at 5:07 am

  45. 140 Dudette
    July 29, 2014 at 5:13 am

  46. 141 Dudette
    July 29, 2014 at 5:15 am

  47. 142 Dudette
    July 29, 2014 at 5:16 am

    Hope y’all don’t mind me hogging the blog for a tiny spell. 🙂

  48. 143 Dudette
    July 29, 2014 at 5:17 am

  49. 144 Dudette
    July 29, 2014 at 5:18 am

  50. 145 Dudette
    July 29, 2014 at 5:19 am

  51. 146 Dudette
    July 29, 2014 at 5:21 am

  52. 147 Gazelle
    July 29, 2014 at 5:22 am

    For you, Dudette, because you always give us such great music, all the time! Don’t know if you’ve heard this one:


    • 148 Dudette
      July 29, 2014 at 5:32 am

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Gazelle!
      I’ve heard other songs from Leela, but not this piece. It’s lovely! Thanks for sharing it!

  53. 149 Dudette
    July 29, 2014 at 5:25 am

  54. 150 Dudette
    July 29, 2014 at 5:26 am

  55. 151 Dudette
    July 29, 2014 at 5:28 am

  56. 152 Dudette
    July 29, 2014 at 5:29 am

  57. 153 Dudette
    July 29, 2014 at 5:30 am

  58. 154 Dudette
    July 29, 2014 at 5:36 am

    Welp, my work here is done (for now… will have to get to the Humanities winners another time). 🙂

    Good Morning!

  59. 155 No Child Left Behind
    July 29, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Good Morning, Dudette.

    • July 29, 2014 at 7:32 am

      Ms. Dudette, I learn so much when you are “hogging”.
      Please, Proceed.

      P.S. Good morning and thank you.
      Shhhhh. Sorry to wake you up so early, Night Owl

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