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A Tweet Or Two

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Perfect response by Zendaya to Giuliana Rancic’s and Kelly Osbourne’s racist comments. She is 18!!! Bravo!

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With friends like Kelly, who needs enemies?

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Dogs are the greatest


126 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. February 24, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Yes you are! Congrats! Full house tonight. Thanky Nerdy

  2. February 24, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    You’re a gem Nerdy, thanks a million.

    That response from Zendaya was just wonderful, from one so young.

    As for the dog in the last tweets, I may never recover 🙂

    • 10 Nerdy Wonka
      February 24, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks, Chiparoooo!

      I whooped loud and proud when I read her response to such offensive ignorance. I’ve seen her in interviews and she’s always impressed me with her smarts and composure for a young person in the public eye. She knocked it out of the park with her response.

  3. 11 donna dem 4 obama
    February 24, 2015 at 7:45 pm

  4. 13 sabreen60
    February 24, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    Congrats Vetivera! I was so busy reading Nerdy’s wonderful tweets, that you beat me 🙂

  5. February 24, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    I would like to think I’d never put Stewie through what that dog in the last tweet was put through. But, I probably would. And he’d have the same look on his face.

    And, one last post from my brand-spanking new blog for the day. http://awritingcorner.com/2015/02/25/im-a-librarian-not-a-monk/

  6. 15 vcprezofan2
    February 24, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    😳 I wonder if I should admit that at my first two glances I actually thought this was an aircraft (aloft, you know) – something born of the 21st century.

    Thank you for all this ‘work’ you have provided me with, NerdyW. 😀 Looks like over the next 30 mins, I will have just enough time to breathe as well.

  7. February 24, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Nerdy, Your tweet menu covers all the important news of the day. Most of all, we have news from all corners and areas. Thank you!

  8. 22 vcprezofan2
    February 24, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    /waving/ Bonjour, NCLB. I see you were way ahead of the pack – niiiice!

  9. February 24, 2015 at 7:50 pm

  10. February 24, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    • 27 jacquelineoboomer
      February 24, 2015 at 8:22 pm

      Anybody else notice more and more Dems seem to be “out there,” in support of the President … whether it be Barbara Boxer’s taking down Rudy on Twitter over his comments, or here where Steny is promoting the Town Hall … maybe it’s my imagination, but somebody lit a fire under them, perhaps?

      • 28 nospin
        February 24, 2015 at 8:36 pm

        the ones out there going to the wall for POTUS leads me to think they are gearing up for VPOTUS to carry on the legacy.

      • 30 majiir
        February 24, 2015 at 11:12 pm

        I guess their “renewed vigor” comes from the latest internal report and from the message they’re receiving from dedicated donors like myself when they’ve been calling recently and asking for our money. I told the young lady I wouldn’t be making any more donations until dems stand up and support the president. I’ll still donate to the dems that have been doing it all along, but I will make no more blanket donations to democratic organizations through which the “timid” dems get donations they don’t work for.

        • 31 jacquelineoboomer
          February 24, 2015 at 11:15 pm

          Many of us are with you 100% – and no longer “with” the DNC or any of the other organizations who technically shunned the successful, sitting President.

  11. 32 Nerdy Wonka
    February 24, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Love that Zendaya was silent about Kelly Osbourne’s claim that they are friends. Speaks volumes. Friends do not make and laugh at racist jokes about you. The we are friends excuse is such a cop-out.

    • 33 purpleshoesla
      February 24, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      The apology/deflection/distraction tweet from Giuliana Rancic to Zendaya is typical, not surprising and induces much eye-rolling. It’s not about race, you see. She was just referring to a “bohemian chic look”. Hmm….. who knew that wearing an ivory satin couture dress by designer Vivienne Westwood whilst draped in diamonds from from Harry Winston or Chopard constituted “bohemian chic”!

      Puhleeze :eyeroll:

  12. February 24, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Need a laugh?

  13. February 24, 2015 at 7:54 pm

  14. 41 donna dem 4 obama
    February 24, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    It seem Ms. Osbourne (who claims to be Zendaya’s friend) is certainly feeling the heat!

    • February 24, 2015 at 7:55 pm

      “Contractually I’m not allowed to speak.” What does that even mean?

    • 45 donna dem 4 obama
      February 24, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      She really needs help with her spelling.

    • 47 Nerdy Wonka
      February 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      1. She needs to learn how to spell.

      2. She can f**k off. You can hear her on the tape say “weed” then Giuliana says “yeah, weed.” Then Giuliana and Kelly laugh at the racist joke. What a wonderful friend!

      • February 24, 2015 at 8:04 pm

        And it was the way she roared laughing when that vile cow mocked Zendaya (her ‘friend’!), “Oh, thank goodness Zendaya is here. I mean, when you think Oscars you think Streep, De Niro … Zendaya”. Sneering at an 18-year-old like that? Damn them all.

        • February 24, 2015 at 8:17 pm

          I just had a casually racist moment.

          A young lady I vaguely know by sight came to the reference desk. As I always do with my patrons, I chitchatted with her. She was wearing a cast on her foot, so I asked her what happened. She said that a car had hit her while she was on her bike. She had broken bones, broken teeth, and had to get all of it taken care of. I said “Well I hope you sued the bastard.” She then proceeded to say that “the bastard” drove off. The police found the car abandoned, and it was unregistered.

          Then the punchline: “It had to be an illegal. I mean, who else could do something like that and live with themselves? Ugh.”

          When I sell my novel, right before I quit to write full time I’m going to wait for another of these racist comments and unleash on the unfortunate soul.

          • 50 Nerdy Wonka
            February 24, 2015 at 8:37 pm

            Wow. Oh my goodness.

            Because undocumented immigrants must be people without a conscience? What crock! The casual racist comments that slip from peoples mouths are stunning.

            It’s just like the local Fox News affiliate (funny how it always seems to be Fox News) newscaster who used the racial slur “jigaboo” (an offensive term for Black people) when criticizing Lady Gaga. Her colleague’s – who is Black – expression spoke for us all. She then tried to excuse it by saying she made up the word. Then issued an I’m sorry if you were offended comment. Apparently, these days, news reporters just make up words. What gave away her ridiculous lie was the casual way she used the word; suggesting that it is part and parcel of her everyday life.

            Save us from the ignorance, lord.

            • 51 jacquelineoboomer
              February 24, 2015 at 8:50 pm

              Reminds me of that white woman anchor on CNN International who suggested that instead of using teargas on protesters in Ferguson, why didn’t the police “just” use fire hoses? Her black male fellow anchor’s expression said it all. She took a lot of blowback on Twitter, but I can’t recall if she even bothered to apologize. You probably saw this, since the video was making the rounds.

              • 52 Nerdy Wonka
                February 24, 2015 at 8:55 pm

                I remember that. Fire hoses on Black people?!?! His expression was EVERYTHING. It wasn’t only the history it conjured up, but that she thought it was humane to use fire hoses on people instead of tear gas.

                • 53 jacquelineoboomer
                  February 24, 2015 at 10:00 pm

                  Sickening. I don’t know how he kept control because although he seems like a calm, cool guy, looked to me like he was instantly seething.

        • 54 Nerdy Wonka
          February 24, 2015 at 8:18 pm

          Exactly. Thanks for pointing that out, Chiparoo.

          It’s all on tape. You call someone a friend yet you loudly laugh while she is being mocked. Apparently, that is the definition of friendship in Kelly’s dictionary. Kelly is 30. Zendaya is 18. Yet one is more mature than the other. *Sigh*

    • 55 amk for obama
      February 24, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      and here I thought my engleesh was the wurst.

      thnaks kelly.

  15. February 24, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Progress, one step at a time…

  16. February 24, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Stay safe Georgians!

  17. February 24, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    There is a strain of folly among ISIS flock that science needs to recognize. How else to explain this?

  18. 60 Nerdy Wonka
    February 24, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Dun….Dun….Dun….

  19. February 24, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    The extermination of this group cannot come fast enough.

  20. 70 jacquelineoboomer
    February 24, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    I’m playing catch-up since I’m just arriving on the blog. I know little about the pipeline, but am I correct that President Obama vetoed the bill because it circumvented the regular regulatory process that goes through the normal channels, including the State Department? Ha ha ha. So, because the RWNJs didn’t wait for the usual process for approval/non-approval, he got ’em anyway? And he didn’t have to comment on climate change or land grabs or my new hair color or the birds and the bees, he could just veto it?

    If I’m reading this right, then this is but one of the reasons why #ILoveObama.

  21. February 24, 2015 at 8:20 pm

  22. 74 amk for obama
    February 24, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    kenyan veto – not fast enough, not strong enough, not inky enough

    /sd loony left

    • 75 jacquelineoboomer
      February 24, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      Yep. And they also may not have liked his tie or shirt. Not much difference between the loons on the left or right.

  23. February 24, 2015 at 8:22 pm

  24. February 24, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Good to know.

  25. February 24, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Oh, I so applaud this!

  26. 79 Nerdy Wonka
    February 24, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Giuliana finally issued a better apology after she received justified backlash for her earlier I’m sorry you were offended non-apology tweet.

    http://www.tmz.com/2015/02/24/kelly-osbourne-quitting-fashion-police-giuliana-rancic-zendaya-dreadlocks/

    • February 24, 2015 at 8:34 pm

      Much better, she seems shellshocked, hopefully she’ll learn. But …… and I know it’s a good thing to accept apologies and move on …. can’t help thinking she’s really only sorry that she got herself in trouble. How could she not have known that what she said was racist, and then issue that dismissive ‘sorry if you were offended’ line even after having a few hours to think about it? Call me a cynic, but methinks this apology was written for her, I think her only regret is that she jeopardized her job.

      • 81 Nerdy Wonka
        February 24, 2015 at 8:42 pm

        Nailed it, Chiparoo. I’m giving her the side-eye too.

        When horrible events like this happen, the people at the center often aren’t genuinely sorry, they’re just sorry they got caught, received backlash, and might lose their job. Plus, I think you’re on to something about the apology. Sounds like a PR person wrote it for her, then it was uploaded on the teleprompter for her to read.

      • 82 nospin
        February 24, 2015 at 8:42 pm

        ding ding ding.

        like you Chips, I hope she grows from this incident.

  27. February 24, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    I don’t think most republicans know what altruistic love or brotherly love is. But they do know about the love of money,love of power, love of self, etc.

    • February 24, 2015 at 8:40 pm

      I’m sure most Republicans feel just like Rudy Giuiani.Just like they agreed with Mitt Romney comments said about the 47%.

    • February 24, 2015 at 9:17 pm

      i think that some folks think that the only true Americans are white folks…i think often about this question…do i love America….there is a complicated answer…..before the President…my answer would have been NO…why should i….and i can list all the reasons why…the newest is the DOJ not being able to bring charges against Darren Wilson (see post down stream)…

      i think that i have to say that i have HOPE in the Promise of America….the possibilities…but i know that both of these things will not be achieved easily…they will come always come thru struggle….and that my struggle is often not for me…but for those who come after me

      we struggle with it on all levels…even at a freaking Academy Awards program…we are denigrated and debased…to the amusement of others….no apology can ever make it better…sigh…

      it is times like this…that i think of my grandmother …who told me on many occasions to never let racism be an excuse for failure…that i had to always strive to be the best of whatever i chose to be…..to know that… I. Am. Worthy….

      WE ARE WORTHY!!!…Shout it from the Mountaintop…WE ARE WORTHY!!!

    • 87 Cha
      February 25, 2015 at 1:52 am

      Of course they don’t.. to be a repub today you have to be thoroughly brainwashed and fox “news” will do that for them.

  28. 88 vcprezofan2
    February 24, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Seems an opportune time to remind folks Boehner has always had little (no?) respect for the House chamber as it pertains to governance with integrity.

  29. February 24, 2015 at 8:30 pm

  30. 91 amk for obama
    February 24, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Have the kxl ‘protesters’ chained themselves to the WH fence yet?

  31. February 24, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    I bet many of the Democrats who voted for that guy the first time regret their impulsive acts deeply.

  32. 95 JER
    February 24, 2015 at 8:36 pm

  33. February 24, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    From The Count.

  34. February 24, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    I am not surprised at this declaration because Snowden, in my opinion, is just a traitor. I don’t trust the x-Russian spy either by the way.

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  38. February 24, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Ha!

  39. February 24, 2015 at 8:56 pm

  40. February 24, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Kuddos to Charles Gaba!

  41. February 24, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Wow!

  42. February 24, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Hope everyone at TOD expresses their gratitude to @RepCohen …

  43. February 24, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    If you don’t read anything else today, please read this, fully ….

    One quote:

    “On Tuesday, however, one Ukrainian about whose courage and commitment there can be no question also called for Nadiya to give up her hunger strike. Mustafa Dzhemiliev, Ukrainian MP and veteran Crimean Tatar leader addressed the following words to her:

    “Nadya, daughter, there is no sense in continuing the hunger strike. Russia is not a country with humane principles. Here in Ukraine we will definitely save you, but using other means”.

    71-year-old Mustafa Dzhemiliev spent 15 years in labour camp during which he declared hunger strike many times. He once spent 303 days on hunger strike, with the prison doctors force-feeding him when his condition became totally critical.

    In an interview for the publication GORDON, he recounted how during the final days of that hunger strike in 1975, he was allowed a visit from his mother and elder brother. The authorities presumably hoped that they could convince him to give up. His mother became very distressed and weak, and was taken out. While she was away, his elder brother said that he had no words that could change Dzhemiliev’s mind, but he did have one last argument. Through the glass barrier between them he passed his brother a card from Andrei Sakharov, the renowned physicist and human rights defender. Sakharov wrote the following words:

    “Mustafa, son, I’ve done everything I could and I now ask just one thing: enough of this hunger strike – your death will only bring joy to our enemies.””

  44. February 24, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Meet the brothers afraid of the popularity and success of solar power.

  45. 121 Vicki
    February 24, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    This is gobsmacking: Bibi has declined Sen. Feinstein and Sen. Durbin’s invite to speak to Dems when he is in DC to address Congress.
    Reason given: ” It would be seen as partisan.”.

    I guess collaborating with Boehner to set the whole thing up was not partisan. Disrespecting PBO was not partisan.

    I give up.
    I understand nothing.


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