A Tweet or Two

And ….. still weeping:

189 Responses to “A Tweet or Two”

  1. 8 donna dem 4 obama
    July 31, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    I couldn’t agree more:

    “What is driving this is a desire to protect President Obama, who they view as being under siege by Republicans. To have his back. A desire that will surely increase now that the House has authorized House Speaker John Boehner’s lawsuit against the president.”

  2. July 31, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Congrats Tally! GA Chips, TOD 😎

  3. 10 jackiegrumbacher
    July 31, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Posts are coming in at warp speed and we’re all rushing madly to keep up. Great tweet choices, Chips, except for the nausea inducing one.

  4. 13 donna dem 4 obama
    July 31, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    teehehehe 🙂 🙂 🙂

  5. 14 GGail
    July 31, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Chips – I love that b/w photo of PBO. The Distinguished President 🙂

    • July 31, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      It’s a GEM, GGail – like yerself 🙂

      • 16 GGail
        July 31, 2014 at 5:26 pm

        Awww, ain’t you sweet ❤

        BTW – You, Nerdy & LL have been cranking out some pretty good Posts. I've just been so busy, that I can only peep in every now and then.

        Keep supporting our President! "You're doing a heck of a job Boney" LOL!!!

        • July 31, 2014 at 5:32 pm

          🙂 Nice events coming up tonight if you’re around, GGail:

          7:25: The President and First Lady host ‘A Celebration of Special Olympics and A Unified Generation’, East Room

          8:25: Attend a concert commemorating the Special Olympics, State Dining Room

          • 18 GGail
            July 31, 2014 at 5:37 pm

            I’ll be on the road home and will probably miss all of the first event and most of the second one. Will TOD be re-broadcasting any??? Please??? (((hugs & kisses))))

  6. 21 Nena20409
    July 31, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Great Tweets Chipsticks. Thanks.

    Burning Down the House was a great song in the 1980s.

    Speaker Boehner is indeed, Burning Down The House.

    Congrats Tally on your Au ⭐

  7. 22 Nena20409
    July 31, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Poor Speaker Boehner, the DC/NY press would say? Excuse me…..what about for once, these lazy arse Pundits stop with the excuses for Boehner.

    Weak. Incompetent. Sucks at his Job. Confused. UnAmerican. Feckless.

  8. 23 Judith Fardig
    July 31, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Wow – such delicious tweets (except the urinal one which I can’t bring myself to RT but secretly love).

  9. July 31, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    • 25 GGail
      July 31, 2014 at 6:03 pm

      Thanks to this tweet which led me to the WaPo article – I now know what went on in the House today…

      Boehner’s decision to punt on the border bill set off a wild scene on the House floor during a vote on the highway bill. Dozens of moderate and mainstream conservative Republicans, furious with the far-right Republicans who torpedoed the legislation, surrounded Boehner and newly minted Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), demanding that they not leave town without voting on immigration legislation.

      In response, leaders called an emergency 3 p.m. closed-door meeting to discuss a potential way forward, delaying the start of the August recess.

      “America did not send us here to do nothing,” said Rep. Steve Southerland II (R-Fla.), a junior member of the leadership team facing a tough November election.

      • 26 99ts
        July 31, 2014 at 6:15 pm

        “facing a tough November election” – says it all – they care not about the border issues – nor the children – they care about joining the unemployed – who they have completely ignored by not extending UI benefits.

      • 27 99ts
        July 31, 2014 at 6:19 pm

        And this one – upset because she was “upgraded” – talk about the spoils of office

        In a vivid example of the fluidity of the situation, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) said she was at Reagan National Airport preparing to board a flight home to Miami when she was called to return to the U.S. Capitol.
        “I was upgraded because of my miles, I was so close!” she said


        • 28 GGail
          July 31, 2014 at 6:23 pm

          GM 99ts.
          I see you went and read the whole article too. Amazing how they think about how this vote or non-vote will affect them. To hell with the subjects of the vote.

          • 29 99ts
            July 31, 2014 at 6:34 pm

            You do need to read it all – still full of “both sides” from the reporter but the gems actually come from the verbatim quotes from the GOPers. They truly “know not what they do – nor what they say”

            I think this one got elected because “frequent flyer points and upgrades” – sigh.

            • July 31, 2014 at 6:36 pm

              Mooooooooorning 99ts!

              • 31 99ts
                July 31, 2014 at 6:40 pm

                Morning Ms Chips – you have been busy today. If it wasn’t so serious – I could laugh at Boehner through to the end of August.

                Very telling (I think in the WAPO story) the more Boehner changed the bill to placate the right, the more democrats he lost. The original bill may have passed with democrat support. The later seems to be the only way Boehner can pass anything.

    • 32 anniebella
      July 31, 2014 at 6:07 pm

      Larry-Moe-and Curley.

  10. 33 jacquelineoboomer
    July 31, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    • 34 Vicki
      July 31, 2014 at 5:39 pm

      JoBoomer. You are so right on target with your response.
      “Farbissener” is a yiddish description for the entire GOP. Loose translation–sucks on lemons-bitter.

  11. July 31, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Dem press shops are having as much fun as we are…..

  12. July 31, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    • July 31, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      😆 Ooooooh, wouldn’t that be bliss?!

      • July 31, 2014 at 5:26 pm

        Tee hee 😆

        I’m more than surprised that CNN hasn’t made Mr. Weir delete that tweet.

        • July 31, 2014 at 5:31 pm

          Me too!!

          So far, he’s standing by it:


          • July 31, 2014 at 5:32 pm

            Public school? Pshaw. Us Catholic school kids curse like drunken sailors in a whore house.

            • July 31, 2014 at 5:33 pm

              😯 Shocked I am, SHOCKED!!!!!

              • July 31, 2014 at 5:35 pm

                Yeah, we were fucking classy.

                • 43 GGail
                  July 31, 2014 at 5:44 pm

                  I’m just now catching up with this Bill Weir story and I just fell out of my chair laughing!! Bill Weir? LOL!!! You go boy!

                • 44 jacquelineoboomer
                  July 31, 2014 at 5:47 pm

                  I’m older and it was a different time so back when I was still in Catholic high school in the early 1960s (ignore that part), we weren’t the ones cursing in my family … when I started 9th grade, my mother would say things to me like “You tell that goddamned nun tomorrow that I’m not taking that goddamned hem out of your gabardine uniform AGAIN just because she thinks it’s ‘too short.'” Of course, if I had told the goddamned nun that, my mother may or may not have stood by my side at the Joan-d’Arc-style trial.

                  Ha. These are stories her grandchildren and great grandchildren still cannot believe, because she later became a real sweetie, after we three daughters were raised and out of Catholic schools!

                    • 46 jacquelineoboomer
                      July 31, 2014 at 6:12 pm

                      This was the era of mini skirts … the school rule (all girls’ Catholic high school for first two years) was your uniform had to be 14″ from the floor. The principal measured every girl on the first day of school that year, and I’m not kidding. I’m 5’9″ tall, so it was not my most attractive look during the era of mini skirts – Ha! – and it was an awful dark green gabardine material. After school, before joining our friends at the local luncheonette for a soda and a cigarette, where BOYS were, we’d use our uniform belts to hike up the skirts to proper length for the bleepin’ 1960s.

                      Don’t worry, I’m more or less over all that. Ha!

                  • 47 Alycee (@jazziz2)
                    July 31, 2014 at 6:16 pm

                    LOL! Sounds like you Mom exemplified Bill Cosby’s definition of sweet, liberal grandparents — “Old folks trying to get into heaven.”

          • 49 99ts
            July 31, 2014 at 6:37 pm

            He’s apologized – pfffft – but not deleted

          • 55 nospin
            July 31, 2014 at 9:22 pm


  13. 56 No Child Left Behind
    July 31, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Chipsticks, these posts are fast and furious. I stepped for 10 minutes and returned to see another great one. Thanks much.

    I love the development of The House of Tan Man’s caucus. This is back pay for supporting the teabaggers in their government shut-down. Now, there is no way to control them. In fact, the teabagger caucus controls Mr. Tan Man. What a charade! And to see the amount of money these losers are getting paid is frustrating. What are they doing for it??? They can’t even pass their own version of anything.

  14. 57 anniebella
    July 31, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Meet Speaker Senator Ted Cruz.

    • 58 No Child Left Behind
      July 31, 2014 at 5:33 pm

      Meanwhile, the DCCC is sending a fundraising letter for each of Mr. Tan Man’s missteps and mischiefs. Just got another one:

      News just broke that Boehner shook down his Tea Party Republicans THIS MORNING for last-minute cash.

      Love it. Happy to oblige. We have to CANTORIZED the rest of those teabaggers comes November.

    • 60 0388jojothecat
      July 31, 2014 at 5:46 pm

      Who in their right mind would dislike PBO based on what pundits & rwnj say?
      It’s kinda like how people booed, cursed, mistreated any AA athlete that worked hard and broke racial barriers..Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Tiger Woods, etc. Then america wants rewrite history as if that behavior never happened.

    • 65 nospin
      July 31, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      POTUS is so down to earth. My favorite … when he asked the car salesman if he “had one of these” referring most likely to the beast and salesman responded — HEELLL No! hahahahahahahahahahaha

  15. July 31, 2014 at 5:32 pm

  16. July 31, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Oh, I hope this holds….

  17. July 31, 2014 at 5:34 pm


    • 69 Vicki
      July 31, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      What does this mean???? be still my heart.

      • July 31, 2014 at 5:40 pm

        a 72 hr ceasefire, which can be the start of a longer truce. And of course, a big chunk of the money to rebuild Gaza will come from, yes, the US. We get to clean up Israel’s shit.

        • 71 Vicki
          July 31, 2014 at 5:44 pm

          Ok. Thanks I over-reacted. Any cease-fire beats the the heck out of endless assault but I jumped to an unwarranted scenario of “The gates are open.”

        • August 1, 2014 at 1:44 am

          “We get to clean up Israel’s shit.”

          It is unfair that U.S. tax dollars will be used to pay for Israel’s destruction of Gaza. Israel should be responsible for paying for the destruction it inflicted on their occupied Gaza territory!

  18. 73 Vicki
    July 31, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    So, to re-cap
    Seems like we are getting a bill to help Veterans thanks to hero Senator Sanders!!!!
    And just maybe a border/immigration bill to do the decent humanitarian thing the moment demands. GOP humiliated as a by-product.
    Not bad.

  19. 74 jacquelineoboomer
    July 31, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    I’m nauseous because this is a city where I lived for a bit … of course, it’s not the only city in the South with this history.

    And there are still people around – hiding out – who would gladly and openly wear the same costumes today, if they could get away with it.

    • July 31, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      Compare and contrast: AA’s out in the open, showing their faces. Racist white people: hiding their shame behind hoods.

      • 76 Vicki
        July 31, 2014 at 5:45 pm

        Important point. You are so smart.

      • 77 jacquelineoboomer
        July 31, 2014 at 5:49 pm

        As the white racists would be, today … even in their practice runs back in the deep woods.

      • 78 0388jojothecat
        July 31, 2014 at 6:15 pm

        Fast forward to 1/20/2009…they nolonger are ashamed and no longer wear hoods thanks to John McCain, Sarah Palin, The Romney’s, all the GOP, and our media.

    • 79 jackiegrumbacher
      July 31, 2014 at 5:47 pm

      Nausea inducing, disgusting hate-filled cowards who have to hide their faces under Halloween costumes. Every one of those African Americans facing them deserves a medal for courage and grace in the line of fire.

    • 81 GGail
      July 31, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      To be politically correct. Back in 1938, we were called Negro’s not African American.

      Some time back…I think it was Kasai who posted a vid of Smokey Robinson talking & singing about the many names we’ve called ourselves and have been called since we arrived in this country.

      • 82 jacquelineoboomer
        July 31, 2014 at 5:52 pm

        I do remember a superb video from Smokey Robinson about those topics and others … maybe I can dig it up.

      • 86 jacquelineoboomer
        July 31, 2014 at 6:03 pm

        I did just have one ugly memory come to mind about living in Lakeland … I hired a woman to clean for me one day, found her on Angie’s List or something. She had grown up in the area, and was white – in her 40s. Since I was new there, she gave me a little history of her own, including mentioning a “town hanging tree” that was still somewhere in the city, possibly near a school or something. Not sure if that were the case or she just made it up, but in a controlled voice, I asked why it hadn’t been cut down. She said, with a half-smile, “It’s still a perfectly good tree.”

        This was 2008. The reason she brought it up was that I had gone into my “I support Barack Obama … are you voting in November” mode (I even hit up the cable guys that year, after I moved in, poor things), and she said she “never” voted, so I gave her more of my thoughts and basically stopped talking to her after she interjected how proud she was of the tree, paid her, and obviously never called her again.

        The face of ugly, right in my home. A memory I guess I had pushed down, but still there.

        • 87 GGail
          July 31, 2014 at 6:11 pm

          Bless you J’OB.
          Don’t beat yourself up for someone else’s ignorance.

          Did the City of Lakeland turn the lights out when you left…so you couldn’t find your way back? 😀

          You was one of them “Northerners” coming here to “stir things up”!

      • August 1, 2014 at 1:51 am

        Actually, GGail, people like W.E.B. DuBois had to fight for the capitalization of the word “Negro.”

    • 90 anniebella
      July 31, 2014 at 6:04 pm

      Look like I see Ted Cruz, John Boehner, Michele Bachmann, and his Tea Party Republicans with those hoods.

  20. 92 donna dem 4 obama
    July 31, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I can’t wait until someone tell Cruz on a hot mic to mind his own blankity blank business… It’s coming sooner than we think 😉

    • 93 99ts
      July 31, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      Amazing – Ted Cruz, born in Canada – immigrant parents – does he not see the horror of what he does! Or is it – I’m in – now barracade the door.

  21. 94 Nena20409
    July 31, 2014 at 5:43 pm

  22. 95 Nena20409
    July 31, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    In South America…..Tribesmen are fleeing too……In the Amazon.

  23. July 31, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    • July 31, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      • 98 nospin
        July 31, 2014 at 9:44 pm

        Meta – Bibi must be getting lit up.

        I am so grateful to those who did not pretend not so see the horrific treatment of other human beings and chose to speak out. I hope we continue to do so and hold Bibi accountable for this massacre of a people so this genocide will never happen again.

  24. July 31, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Sad and demented but social.

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  27. July 31, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Quarantines using troops. We’re in disaster movie area now.

  28. July 31, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Drunk and Glo did it again. He let Ted Cruz and the tea partiers in his own caucus buffalo him into making a complete idiot of himself.

    The Senate bill was sitting on his desk for a year. Boehner could have gotten this out of the way last year! But no the man with the radiation tan let a certain Montreal moron run the show and today demonstrated once again why he’s the worse Speaker of the House since. Well. John Boehner.

    He’s got to be working on giving the gavel back to Nancy. I mean right? No one can be this willfully bad at their job

    July 31, 2014 at 6:01 pm


    • 130 Linda
      July 31, 2014 at 6:07 pm

      There are only 2 stories being discussed on CNN.

      The War

      Not anything on what is happening in Congress that I have seen….have you ?

      • 131 99ts
        July 31, 2014 at 6:11 pm

        Hi Linda – the media buries GOP bad news stories – have done so for 6 years.

      • 132 anniebella
        July 31, 2014 at 6:16 pm

        Nothing about the failure of John Boehner to get the votes he needed to pass his bill. But you can bet every penny you have if POTUS couldn’t get the votes CNN would be running it 24/7.

  30. 133 99ts
    July 31, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Heavens to betsy – as they say – what a post to wake up to. The GOP are incapable of managing their internal affairs – why would anyone let them loose on the nation – let alone the world!!

    The Bush administration created 2 disastrous wars and a massive economic collapse – why did anyone in the country think voting the GOP into congress would be a great idea!!!

    Good Morning TOD – chilly sunny morning in my world

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  33. 139 jacquelineoboomer
    July 31, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Off to think pleasant thoughts!


  34. 140 EricFive
    July 31, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Waiting for that pencil necked geek’s column lamenting Boner’s “competency problem”. If the man who got healthcare reform passed, eliminated Bin Laden, saved the auto industry and saved the nation from a second Great Depression can be so cavalierly deemed incompetent, what term would describe Boner? Or are only African-American’s competency questioned in polite society? Also waiting for all the polls deeming Boner “worst Speaker of the House EVER”. This has been a very bad day for the GOP/MSM as reality keeps trumping the propaganda.

    • 141 MadameSoph
      July 31, 2014 at 7:18 pm

      THIS! Thank you EricFive!

      “Reality keeps trumping the propaganda” has been the story of the Press vs. the Pres since before he was elected! I remember my ex at the time was a huge comic book collector. In 2008, Alex Ross (a well-known graphic novel artist) did a portrait of then candidate Obama as Superman and I got a print framed for him as a gift. That painting was prescient, ’cause our PBO is like a superhero the way he gets things done against all odds, but the MSM keeps setting their bar for “competency” higher and higher or they credit others with his accomplishments.

      The painting is sold out http://www.ruppsworld.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=14887 but you can still get the artwork as a shirt: http://www.stylinonline.com/alexross.html

  35. 143 Linda
    July 31, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has A Badass ‘Dissenting Collar’

    Watch the full interview, Ginsburg shows off her collar collection at the very beginning:


  36. 144 Vicki
    July 31, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Pigs aloft. Ed Rendell praising PBO calling him a “Leader.” Better late than never, Ed.

  37. July 31, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Hey everyone, I know this thread’s getting a bit long, but not enough time for another one before the 7:25 EDT heads up, so hang on in there!

  38. July 31, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    No more votes in House for tonight:

  39. July 31, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    These people have at least get a personal heads up….

    Citizens of Gaza, not so much….

  40. 159 Nena20409
    July 31, 2014 at 6:33 pm

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    • 167 GGail
      July 31, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      LP, that first tweet by Robert Mackey deserves to stand along so comments can fall directly under it.

    • 168 99ts
      July 31, 2014 at 7:23 pm

      Morning Joe only has the RWNJs watching his shoe – so of course they would not like him calling out Israel (which, of course, he talked back, like the good media GOPer he is) – may his ratings be the level of Boehner’s.

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  44. 172 JER
    July 31, 2014 at 6:46 pm

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  46. 175 vcprezofan2
    July 31, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Time in

  47. July 31, 2014 at 7:02 pm

  48. 185 Nena20409
    July 31, 2014 at 7:04 pm

  49. July 31, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Good evening Chips,TOD, lurkers, everyone! 🙂

  50. 189 Nena20409
    July 31, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Here’s Josh at the WH presser today, 7-31-14

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