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A Tweet Or Two

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171 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. February 3, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Great selection, NW!!! & I love “bet Punxsutawney Phil is a dick to other groundhogs” 😀 😀 😀

    • 2 Nerdy Wonka
      February 3, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      1. Congratulations on first.

      2. Thanks.

      3. I had a feeling you’d get a chuckle out of the Punxsutawney Phil dick joke. Your sense of humor is kicksass, sir.

      4. You wouldn’t expect Bob would be the one cracking up from some of these jokes, because they go THERE. But he does! Bob is my dude. No one else at TOD gets Bob. Sir? You are the coolest of the cool. 🙂

    • February 3, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      • February 3, 2015 at 8:20 pm

        “And confirming that conclusion is a report by Ekho Moskvy picking up Tajik media stories that “approximately 3,000 Russian soldiers from the 201st Russian military base in Tajikistan will be sent to the border with Ukraine.”

        Their places will be taken by Tajik soldiers, a step that raises some serious security issues. Given the withdrawal of Western forces from Afghanistan, the threat of radical Islam to Central Asia is becoming ever greater. Pulling Russian troops out of the region now suggests just how important Moscow’s next moves in Ukraine must be in its calculations.

        As Golts notes, “having [now] concentrated on the war in Ukraine, Russia risks losing Central Asia.” Indeed, he says, Moscow may soon face “a strategic nightmare” as a result. By sending troops from Central Asia to Ukraine, it may soon face the influx from Central Asia of “tens of thousands of refugees.””

        Chancellor Merkel’s trip to the White House, Monday 9 Feb, suggests to me that she and President Obama need to look each other f2f and make some really serious decisions. Putin will not stop. He will have to be stopped. It’s just the way it is, and the way it always has been.

        • 12 jackiegrumbacher
          February 3, 2015 at 10:41 pm

          Bob, what are the chances of Putin’s being pushed out by fed up oligarchs? I read somewhere (don’t remember source) that this was possible. Do you think this could happen, or, is he invincible?

    • 14 sabreen60
      February 3, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      Congrats Bob!

  2. February 3, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Ah Nerdy, this collection might just be your very best yet – and you set a high bar. So much covered, just brilliant. Thank you Legend.

  3. 21 jacquelineoboomer
    February 3, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Technically, I don’t think Valerie Jarrett is supposed to be “political,” in her role as a senior presidential adviser … but love this, at the end of her tweet:

    RT if you think House Repubs should put #PeopleOverPolitics

  4. 24 desertflower
    February 3, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Who’s that white guy in the photo beside Bobby Jindal? And, if I may, if parents choose not to vaccinate their children, it’s child abuse as far as I’m concerned….unless they intend to live in a bubble and never come in contact with another human being EVER in their lifetime! No school, no shopping, no walks, no being a kid…and if they take that away from them, it’s abuse of the highest order. I hate stupid people.

  5. 25 jacquelineoboomer
    February 3, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Thanks for the tweets, NW. I did a doubletake on that “Scotland … ban on fracking” thingie. But we won’t go there, will we?

  6. 52 nospin
    February 3, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    “Business Insider was there to witness some of Chris Christie’s London journey that liberal operatives and journalists are mocking as a “full-on disaster” and a “trip from hell.”

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/chris-christies-london-trip-was-a-disaster-2015-2#ixzz3QjfVfrms

  7. 58 desertflower
    February 3, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    If that’s a picture of Bobby Jindal, this is me. ( To be honest, I HAVE been mistaken for her in real life…got accosted in Costco line once…hilarious:)

    http://www.womansday.com/style-beauty/beauty-tips-products/jamie-lee-curtis-celebrity-short-hairstyles#slide-19

    • 59 mtmarilyn
      February 3, 2015 at 9:21 pm

      Now DF, having seen you in person, you are so much closer to Jamie Lee than Bobby is to that picture. Keep up with the kickboxing and you will be giving Jamie Lee a run. Keep up the great work.

  8. February 3, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Once again, you know how I don’t like to boast …… but:

    I’ve just been followed by @getverb

    “Meet verb. A fast, easy and smart way to turn Verbal Agreements into Signed Contracts.”

    Tonight, my world changed 😎

  9. 66 Nerdy Wonka
    February 3, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    OMFG…..YES!

  10. February 3, 2015 at 9:04 pm

  11. 92 jacquelineoboomer
    February 3, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Liberals are so creative.

  12. 97 jacquelineoboomer
    February 3, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    This bad. Very, very bad.

  13. 102 sabreen60
    February 3, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Excellent Tweets, Nerdy.

    So to my fellow TODers, it seems as though “your” SCOTUS believes that “men lactate, too”. I don’t know if this has already been brought to your attention, but the Court ruled in favor of Nationwide and against a breastfeeding mom. Here’s the story from Raw Story.
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/02/supreme-court-lets-stand-ruling-that-firing-woman-for-breastfeeding-not-sexist-because-men-can-lactate/comments/#disqus

    Whenever I think the crazy can’t get more crazy it absolutely does.

    • 103 desertflower
      February 3, 2015 at 10:03 pm

      Really? Then men can get pregnant and nurse their offspring? Shit! Why didn’t someone tell me this sooner! Men just need to fucking quit making rules that deal anything with women’s issues. I mean it. Stay the fuck out of female anything!

      • 104 sabreen60
        February 3, 2015 at 10:33 pm

        df, Tell the truth! I nursed my son for 13 months. Had I known men could lactate, I sure would have insisted that hubby take up some of the slack. These Koch conservatives on the Court are pure wackos.

        • 105 desertflower
          February 3, 2015 at 10:44 pm

          OH! I’m right there with you, sabreen! I think these idiots are sucking all the air out of the room…we have to put a stop to all this idiocy. This is getting ridiculous….as is the fact that there are people that give this BS credence. W.T.H.!!

  14. February 3, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    POTUS will have a reception for new members of Congress tomorrow. Is the prayer breakfast Thursday?

  15. 111 MightyPamela
    February 3, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    It’s a wrap for me, y’all keep burning it!! See you tomorrow, sweet dreams all around. ❤ {{{{{ TOD }}}}}

  16. 113 vcprezofan2
    February 3, 2015 at 10:35 pm

  17. 116 amk for obama
    February 3, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    thugs are showing up as stupid clowns everywhere and on every issue and are still getting elected. I blame the voters.

    • 117 vcprezofan2
      February 3, 2015 at 11:17 pm

      I don’t want to blame the voters (and get myself in trouble) but I readily admit to not understanding their choices – and not just in the last elections, though that one took me greatly by surprise.

      • 118 amk for obama
        February 3, 2015 at 11:22 pm

        These nutters didn’t appear from out of ether. The voters put them there even when they had saner alternatives.

        • 119 vcprezofan2
          February 3, 2015 at 11:28 pm

          True in part, BUT, we also have to remember the role the MSM play consistently, repeatedly and unrelentingly by hyping up the nutters at the expense of the saner alternatives.

          • 120 amk for obama
            February 3, 2015 at 11:45 pm

            If you look at the numbers who listen to emmessem, it’s minuscule to the voting population. It’s deliberate wanton voting for the thugs and that too repeatedly.

            • 121 vcprezofan2
              February 3, 2015 at 11:54 pm

              But, but, but, but those who listen pass on their informed opinion to many of those who don’t, and they do so with great conviction. In truth I don’t disagree with you, just that along with your perspective is the fact that many more non-thug voters need a kick of reality in the butt.

  18. 122 vcprezofan2
    February 3, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    A tribute to loving Nanas?

  19. 124 amk for obama
    February 3, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman planned an arrest warrant for President Fernandez before his mysterious death last month, investigators say.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-31123457

  20. 125 amk for obama
    February 3, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Australia PM Abbott faces backbench rebellion.

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is facing a growing backbench rebellion, with three MPs calling for a vote on his leadership.

    One Liberal MP, Dennis Jensen, has publicly called on the prime minister to step down.

    Questions over Mr Abbott’s leadership have grown amid a popularity slump and a shock defeat for his Liberal-National coalition in the Queensland election.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-31123943

    I blame 99ts.

    • 126 99ts
      February 4, 2015 at 1:15 am

      I accept the blame – sadly might be more media hype than reality – but I live in hope

    • 127 99ts
      February 4, 2015 at 1:16 am

      Also too – looks like Labor coming up 1 member short – 44 – need 45 for majority

      • 128 amk for obama
        February 4, 2015 at 1:17 am

        Yes, I saw that. The thugs are close behind at 43. Any chance the thugs will squeeze through by horse trading?

        • 129 99ts
          February 4, 2015 at 1:22 am

          I think the LCP will be 42 – there are 89seats in total 44, 42, 2 other party and 1 independent

          THe LCP are certainly trying to deal – the local paper (Murdoch) is already supporting them. One of the seats won by Labor may have to be a do over (3rd party candidate was not eligible to be a candidate). If labor were to lose that looking at 43:43

        • 130 99ts
          February 4, 2015 at 1:25 am

          Tweets in my browser are coming up as straight lines on TOD – is this firefox, WP or me?

  21. 133 amk for obama
    February 3, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    cambridge has a team ? And man u won? #hooknew

  22. 134 desertflower
    February 3, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Night smart, funny people:)

  23. 135 jacquelineoboomer
    February 3, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    This guy either really meant it or he thinks he can fit all that on a candy heart. Ha!

    • 136 vcprezofan2
      February 3, 2015 at 11:44 pm

      BTW, JO’B, you’ll appreciate that while shopping today I gathered some extra exercise brownie points for myself. I saw, and bought “Alvin Ailey dance moves! A new way to exercise”. Just the fact that I now own ‘a new way to exercise’ ought to count for something, right? 😉

      • 137 jacquelineoboomer
        February 3, 2015 at 11:47 pm

        All I could see in what ya wrote was the word “brownie.”

        • 138 vcprezofan2
          February 3, 2015 at 11:48 pm

          Because the rest didn’t show or because you’re being selective?

          • 139 jacquelineoboomer
            February 3, 2015 at 11:51 pm

            You guessed it.

            • 140 vcprezofan2
              February 3, 2015 at 11:56 pm

              Not sure what I guessed, but sure I’m headed to bed (so that I can, maybe, pretend to debut my new Alvin Ailey way to exercise for 10 minutes tomorrow).

              • 141 jacquelineoboomer
                February 4, 2015 at 12:14 am

                I was joking!

                You pretend to debut your new way to exercise tomorrow, and I’ll pretend I’m eating a brownie. Goodnight, sweetie!

                • 142 vcprezofan2
                  February 4, 2015 at 12:18 am

                  🙂 I wasn’t sure …a bit brain weary. When I’m a bit perkier tomorrow I’ll question you about brownie points.

                  Sweet dreams when you enter/re-enter dreamland later!

                  • 143 jacquelineoboomer
                    February 4, 2015 at 12:32 am

                    The “brownie” reference was because I like chocolate and I was leaving off the “points” part to make my point … and I gave up said chocolate for the entire month of January, less one day. So, now, everything chocolate is catching my eye!

                    Sweet dreams.

                    • 144 vcprezofan2
                      February 4, 2015 at 12:39 am

                      We are walking together tonight, but we are not in synch at all. My last bit of muttering related to the actual origin/meaning of the expression ‘brownie points’. At least that was the intent in my mind – can’t see what I actually wrote right now, and am not even going to try until after I sleep and wake up.

  24. 145 vcprezofan2
    February 3, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    The “Inescapable Network of Mutuality”
    It strikes me that the current clash over the outbreak of measles with the “rights” of parents to not vaccinate their children is a perfect demonstration of what Rev. Martin Luther King said back in 1965.

    We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. And what affects one directly affects all indirectly.

    This is where the conservative argument that freedom is only about individual freedom breaks down. If my child’s health is affected by your decision about whether or not to vaccinate your child, we really do live in an “inescapable network of mutuality.”

    President Obama spoke about this mutuality on a global scale during his speech in Cairo back in 2009. ……………………….. //

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.ca/2015/02/the-inescapable-network-of-mutuality.html

  25. 146 yardarm756
    February 3, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Beautiful time lapse of the “Windy City”.
    http://www.movoto.com/blog/opinions/chicago-stunning/

    • 147 carolyn
      February 4, 2015 at 9:26 am

      Thanks for that experience, yardarm. Chicago has carried a special place in my heart ever since I lived there as a girl. What I thought of as I watched was “a shining city on a hill.” even though I know the city is flat.

  26. February 3, 2015 at 11:46 pm

  27. 152 amk for obama
    February 3, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    psst bt. #idea

  28. 153 jacquelineoboomer
    February 4, 2015 at 12:20 am

    We have a winnah!

  29. 154 jacquelineoboomer
    February 4, 2015 at 1:15 am

  30. 155 Dudette
    February 4, 2015 at 1:52 am

  31. 156 Dudette
    February 4, 2015 at 2:23 am

    I heard this song and immediately thought of the now-iconic image below.

  32. 157 Dudette
    February 4, 2015 at 2:25 am

  33. 158 Dudette
    February 4, 2015 at 2:53 am

  34. 161 Dudette
    February 4, 2015 at 3:10 am

  35. 162 Dudette
    February 4, 2015 at 3:10 am

  36. 165 Dudette
    February 4, 2015 at 3:29 am

    The President’s Proclamation
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/30/presidential-proclamation-national-african-american-history-month-2015

  37. 166 Dudette
    February 4, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Creating Opportunities for All Americans: Obama Administration’s Record and the African American Community
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/af_am_accomplishments_2_3_15.pdf

  38. 167 Dudette
    February 4, 2015 at 3:32 am

  39. 168 Dudette
    February 4, 2015 at 3:35 am

  40. 169 Dudette
    February 4, 2015 at 3:35 am


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