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A Tweet Or Two

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He expresses discomfort and at the same time we’re also meant to believe he was ignorant of the torture. The word of the day is BS

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101 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. December 9, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Howdy! How far behind am I?

  2. 7 LDS
    December 9, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Not far…..
    You are #1. Congratulations!

  3. December 9, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Congrats CarolMae 🙂

    Well done, AS ALWAYS, NW!! Thank you

  4. 13 jackiegrumbacher
    December 9, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Terrific, powerful collection of tweets, Nerdy. Thank you for capturing the spirit of the day.

  5. December 9, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Just remember … No statute of limitations on harm caused by #Torture

    Breaking it down for even the dimmest of the lurkers …

  6. December 9, 2014 at 9:36 pm

  7. 21 Jeff
    December 9, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Anyone besides me worried about the next two years? Not me with president Obama at the helm!

  8. 25 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    December 9, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Good evening! Some broadway performers have lent their voice…

  9. 26 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    December 9, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Nerdy, as always, great compilation! Thank you!

  10. December 9, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    I am torn by the fact that this President must wash away, deal with, correct another Bush/Cheney’s chaos. Now, POTUS must answer questions, apologizes to other nations for having used their territories for torture behind their backs.

    He has been cleaning the mess left by an incompetent President and a sinister man from day 1, and most of the time, without help from members of his own party (except for Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and members of his cabinet save a few selfish men).

    May God guide Barack Obama.

    • 30 jacquelineoboomer
      December 10, 2014 at 2:59 am

      I think God has been guiding Barack Obama since the day he was born. I comfort myself knowing that HE is the one cleaning up Bush’s mess, because he is totally sincere in his words and actions. He’s “one of us.” President Obama answers questions truthfully and has the credibility to apologize to other nations, as he sees fit.

      Bush/Cheney and the other dawgs should not speak one word in public from this point on, because nothing they say is valid or welcome. Wish we could exile all of them to a very lonely island, where – I imagine – their minds exist already, for all intents and purposes, in the dark of night.

  11. December 9, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    No news yet on FIL. Missus can’t talk as they’re at the hospital.

    In the meantime:

    See everyone in a bit.

  12. December 9, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Ok, just had a call from the missus.

    FIL is in surgery. They’re cleaning out the wound, and then inserting a “wound vac”, which should keep it on a permanent drain. Surgery will take about 90 minutes.

    • 38 theo67
      December 10, 2014 at 12:11 am

      Good news, LL. Hope he recovers quickly!

    • December 10, 2014 at 4:05 am

      I wish your FIL a quick recovery. I truly feel for you “misses.” Taking care of a family member who is seriously ill was one of the most difficult experiences in my life. Your m”missus” and you must be going through a tough time. I pray you remain strong and hopeful.

  13. December 9, 2014 at 10:04 pm

  14. 47 Eveingeorgia
    December 9, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    What is it with Lawrence having GG. on again?!?

  15. December 9, 2014 at 10:29 pm

  16. December 9, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    I know I say thanks every time I read the tweets you post but tonight is solid gold Nerdy! Thank you.

    • December 9, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      Ok, to all you non-Angelinos/basketball fans, let me tell you how fucking big a deal this is. Kobe is of Michael Jordan’s dictum: “republicans buy shoes too.” That he’s taking a stand is indicative of how fed up people are.

      Still, as BWD said, one, just one, white athlete doing the same would be nice.

      • 55 forus50
        December 9, 2014 at 11:24 pm

        I LIVED and LOVED every moment of those years; it brought such joy to the city and quite frankly to the world. In spite of the “Jordan Rules” and his “republicans buy shoes too” and all the negative since then about his game the fact that he has done NOTHING constructive since he left the basketball court is beyond comprehension. It’s soul crushing to know that MJ is such a turd.

    • 56 Mellesia Barnett
      December 9, 2014 at 10:51 pm

      Someone came around. Guess he finally realised not everything is about a shoe deal

  17. 57 amk for obama
    December 9, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Yup, people need to face the ugly they enabled.

  18. December 9, 2014 at 10:44 pm

  19. 61 amk for obama
    December 9, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    one unintended good consequence of war criminals regime – there will never be another ‘coalition of willing’ ever again.

  20. 62 amk for obama
    December 9, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    The Intercept’s Dan Froomkin says the report shows that many of the reporters covering the CIA story weren’t misled, they were willing participants in a deception.

    “Many of the same news organisations you are trusting today to accurately inform you about the torture report were either naive or knowing dupes in a CIA misinformation campaign orchestrated by top CIA officials, that included leaks of information that was amazingly enough both classified and inaccurate at the same time,” he writes.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-echochambers-30383601

    fifth columnist, fourth estate are the main enablers of gop atrocities.

    • 63 theo67
      December 10, 2014 at 12:21 am

      George Stephanopoulos interviewed that police character who killed Michael Brown several days ago and they ran that pathetic excuse of an interview on an endless loop. And they referred to the killing as just a “shooting”, without mentioning the fact that the victim had died from that shooting. Now, George Stephanopoulos is hosting a series on race this week. They don’t even see how wrong they are – it shows an inherent hypocrisy that is unbelievable.

      • 64 amk for obama
        December 10, 2014 at 12:32 am

        3rd rate media hacks like george, ed & chuck know they are being paid way above of their talents and abilities and hence they will aid and abet the 1%ers and their agenda with their natural allies, the gop. Voters are too stupid to realize this.

    • 66 99ts
      December 10, 2014 at 12:30 am

      Couldn’t agree more with the last sentence amk

  21. 67 amk for obama
    December 9, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    US Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on a $1.1tn (£701.6bn) spending bill ahead of a looming Thursday evening deadline.

    A consensus would prevent a government shutdown and fund the federal government until September 2015.

    The bill was agreed by congressional leaders and is expected to be passed by Congress this week.

    The package must be approved before a spending deadline on Thursday.

    The bill is expected to include funding requested by Mr Obama to fight the spread of Ebola in West Africa.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30405924

    • 68 forus50
      December 9, 2014 at 11:11 pm

      Hard to believe POTUS didn’t need to do all their work for them again this year. I swear I don’t understand the politics of politics.

  22. 70 forus50
    December 9, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    It gets me so upset that there isn’t any way Bush and Cheney are going to be tried and imprisoned for the actions that brought a permanent stain to every American living in this country. When we travel abroad, we will carry this ugly recent chapter with us; others will rightly judge us for the torture committed with our tax dollars; in our name.

    In his statement POTUS said that these actions were “contrary to our values”. What he doesn’t say – I’m sure quite purposely – is that this torture, that went on for years, was also contrary to our laws, including international laws, namely the Geneva Conventions and its treaties. If he did say that then I believe the only course of action would be to proceed with prosecution of all involved including elected officials. I’m just holding it in my heart thinking that POTUS would give anything to be able to prosecute them but also believes that ultimately it would be too politically divisive for this country at this time. At least these truths are now out for all to see and that in sullying the nation it will also sullies the false presidency of the GWB. History will be the judge and GWB you will be remembered as the worst president in the history of this country.

  23. December 9, 2014 at 11:09 pm

  24. December 9, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    For those departing for the night ….

    lots of updates, via RTs, in the sidebar ….

    Reality USA ….

    bbl …

  25. December 9, 2014 at 11:26 pm

  26. 77 forus50
    December 9, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Nerdy, I belatedly need to thank you for another terrific compilation of though- provoking tweets. Thank you for all you do to keep TOD the place to hang out!

  27. December 9, 2014 at 11:30 pm

  28. December 9, 2014 at 11:34 pm

  29. December 9, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Update on FIL of LL.

    He’s out of surgery, and will be in the hospital for a couple of days for a round of IV antibiotics. Which means the missus has wifi!

  30. 86 carolyn
    December 9, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    LL, that sounds like positive news. Will keep the positive thoughts coming toward all of you.

    All this info about the CIA today reminds me of an interview with Axelrod I heard a few months into PBO’s first term. He said that they (the election committee and PBO) thought they had all the info about the state of the country and the world before the election. They were using that to make plans. THEN……the Wednesday morning after the election, they got the REAL info! It scared them to death. They said…..can we declare this election null and let the other guy have it? Their pre-election info had been so diluted, they actually were not prepared for what hit them Wednesday morning. So……now PBO has to clean up another GWB/Cheney disaster…..although, this one can’t be cleaned up in short order. I think the international bodies may have something to say about this. Pressure is growing for criminal indictment of Bush administration officials and CIA operatives and officials…….this story is not over.

    I have to give Dianne Feinstein kudos for carrying this through for so many years, and for presenting such a solid work in the Senate today. This was not easy, but she had to do it now. Otherwise after the new session begins, it would have been swept under the rug and disappeared…..like the black holes for rendition.

    • 87 amk for obama
      December 10, 2014 at 12:37 am

      Yup. Kudos to dems for sticking to their guns. I am sure a lot of threats were made against them.

    • 88 99ts
      December 10, 2014 at 3:33 am

      Would agree about Sen Feinstein if she hadn’t said that Bush didn’t know what was going on.

      What she should have said “If Bush didn’t know – he should have known”

  31. December 10, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Candace Brown ‏@CandaceTX 11h11 hours ago

    Obummer released the #torturereport to distract from falling gas prices, successful ACA enrollments and last weeks great jobs numbers.

  32. 90 amk for obama
    December 10, 2014 at 12:35 am

    UN and rights groups call for US officials involved in what a Senate report calls brutal CIA interrogations of al-Qaeda suspects to be prosecuted.

    UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism Ben Emmerson said that senior officials from the administration of George W Bush who planned and sanctioned crimes must be prosecuted, as well as CIA and US government officials responsible for torture such as waterboarding.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30407950

    • 91 amk for obama
      December 10, 2014 at 12:35 am

      “As a matter of international law, the US is legally obliged to bring those responsible to justice,” Mr Emmerson said in a statement made from Geneva.

      “The US attorney general is under a legal duty to bring criminal charges against those responsible.”

      Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth said that the CIA’s actions were criminal “and can never be justified”.

      “Unless this important truth-telling process leads to prosecution of officials, torture will remain a ‘policy option’ for future presidents,” he said.

      • 92 theo67
        December 10, 2014 at 12:54 am

        Well, since Cheney was first to admit his culpability, I hope he’ll be the first one picked up and brought to justice… prove this country isn’t completely lawless.

    • December 10, 2014 at 2:21 am

      As I’ve attempted to summarize in one terse tweet, #TribunalTimeUSA & #TruthAndReconciliation must happen if America is ever to be anything but hypocritical when it claims to be ‘exceptional.’

      The crimes of the GWB Administration – illegal war & torture – are symptoms of a kleptocratic, white racist system built on genocide of Native Americans and enslavement of Africans and their progeny.

      What we did in Iran in the 50s, Cuba and Vietnam in the 60s-70s, and numerous other brutal incidents are all manifestations of that kleptocratic system.

      At the same time, billions of good people have believed in the ‘Promise of America’ and have sacrificed, in many cases their lives, to sustain and expand that promise.

      We are now in the season of near instant connectivity among almost every human on the planet.

      We have the capacity to reveal the truth on the most trivial to the most profound events.

      We must leverage that connectivity to achieve a full and comprehensive accounting of, and remedy for the crimes against humanity manifested in the centuries of executions of people of color, and atrocities like GWB’s war on Iraq and torture regime.

      Yes We Can

      • 94 amk for obama
        December 10, 2014 at 3:51 am

        Indeed, Bob. US can reclaim its world respect if these war criminals, with darth heading the list, are charged for the atrocious crimes they committed under the disguise of protecting murkans.

  33. 95 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    December 10, 2014 at 2:02 am

    Forgot that PBO was doing an interview on Telemundo/Fusion tonight. Here is link:

  34. 98 jacquelineoboomer
    December 10, 2014 at 2:39 am


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