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15

A Tweet Or Two

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People need to stop doing this. It is hurtful and makes good people shy away from doing good deeds

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LOL. This is what happens when you’re a bigot. You want to be a racist, a bigot, or prejudiced? You deserve to be mocked. To those saying, “this is so inappropriate,” good for your privilege. You’re not the one being marginalized. Bravo to those fighting back

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Good read

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Wow. You visit a plantation but don’t want to learn about the slaves and only want to whitewash their existence. What a horrible person

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When offensive and stupid April Fools “jokes” go wrong

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The cops burned his body. W.T.F.

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White supremacy in a nutshell as explained by Ali

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On point commentary by Sandy1110 in response to the Ali tweet

I think he’s on the money, Chips. Think about Megan Kelly on Fox – I think she was the one who went into a snit about Jesus and Santa Claus being white. I remember Bobby Kennedy putting out the question “What if Jesus is black?” Some people don’t want to go there. As Muhammad Ali said, this nation is conditioned to believe that white is the best at everything.

It also ties in with what LBJ said 50 years ago – to paraphrase, if you give the lowest white man something to look down on, he’ll empty his pockets for you. That was how southern politicians won whites – making them think that any and all of them were better than the BEST black man. That’s why we have the Sarah Palins and Tom Cottons – clearly not sharp tools – coming at this Harvard Law Review, with-honors President with unprecedented disrespect and arrogance.

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So much facepalm. You’re driving while Black, Isaiah. It doesn’t matter what car you drive. The cops will stop you

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Of course, Don Lemon loves foolishness like this

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Dumb move, Menendez

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The indisputable beauty of rap – for young and old

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Freaking brilliant

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Oops. Not to worry. Her boyfriend was pranking her too. She didn’t find out until later

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Conservatives really have an unhealthy obsession with the sex lives of LGBT people

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Another reason why some say fraternities should be wiped out

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LOL. It’s April Fools. Enjoy


109 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. 16 MightyPamela
    April 1, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Thank You, NerdyWonka, you know how much we all love the round up of tweets, don’t you? ❤ All the news that matters, right here, right now. 😉

  2. April 1, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Charlie Strong couldn’t get hired as a head coach in the SEC despite the fact he was the premiere Def. Coordinator at Florida, that produced two BCS national titles…he finally got hired at Louisville and then landed one of the Top 5 jobs in the country becoming HC at Texas….well now:

    That would make Texas the only Big 5 conference with African-American head coaches in mens B-Ball & Football….keep in mind of the ~130 Division 1 football programs there are under 10 African-American HC…while the teams are over 75% black on average. In the NFL they had to institute the “Rooney” rule (in reference to former President Obama Amb. to Ireland & owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers) that requires any team that is hiring a new coach much interview an African-American candidate as part of the process.

    • 21 Nerdy Wonka
      April 1, 2015 at 8:48 pm

      Aaaaaaaaaand this is why UT Austin is the BEST!!!!!

      Thanks so much for this LP. The background and how discrimination affects very qualified candidates. Hope the deal is finalized and Shaka gets to join his friend, Charlie, at UT Austin.

      • April 1, 2015 at 9:46 pm

        My pleasure, NW! I thought that news might be of particular interest to you. And like you, I hope they finalize the deal as well (last night when the rumors started swirling the VCU AD denied even being contacted by any program about Shaka Smart) ….today there are leaks of a 5-year deal!!! He had already turned down huge offers from multiple programs the last three years. He is one of the best young coach in D1…the production he got w/ minimal talent was amazing (got to the Final Four in 2011 as #11 seed…only been done 2x more in NCAA history)

      • April 1, 2015 at 10:49 pm

        Booom…Looks like it is all but official, Nerdy!

        They way this stuff usually works is the AD has to work out the buyout in Shaka’s contract w/ VCU. Since Texas fired Rick Barnes Monday & he was hired by Tennessee yesterday…they won’t have to pay his buyout b/c the way contracts are structured whatever money Tenn. pays Barnes, the difference per year is all UT will be on the hook for, essentially leaving them w/ a blank check to pay Shaka….which is why VCU knowing this will hold out for as much $$$ as possible. I bet this will be sorted out by dinner at the latest tomorrow.

  3. 25 Nerdy Wonka
    April 1, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    BOOM. Newsflash, Isaiah Washington. When you’re driving while black, the cops don’t get care if you’re driving a Prius. They’ll use any excuse. This happened to Questlove. THE Questlove.

    • April 1, 2015 at 9:00 pm

      Jesus, this guy is something else:

      • 27 amk for obama
        April 1, 2015 at 9:05 pm

        “that it what has confused your audience that are holding on to a term that represents Slavery”

        this guy is supposed to be a writer? worse than ireesh.

      • 49 Nerdy Wonka
        April 1, 2015 at 9:06 pm

        Oh, the facepalms.

        This is what Black Twitter refers to as ‘New Black.’ – Those POC celebrities who due to wealth and fame are removed from the everyday experiences of their brethren. Don Lemon is their number one media checkpoint.

        Isaiah needs to wake up and remember he is Black. Some celebrities need to remember they are a couple of bad movies, TV shows, etc., away from losing it all, and then having to live in the reality that the 99% do.

        • April 1, 2015 at 9:14 pm

          It reminds me of the spat BWD had with Van Jones yesterday when she had a go at him about his love-in with Rand Paul (after Paul’s anti-gay comments). He, with his best snark, said he could admire Paul for his criminal justice reform suggestions, while disagreeing with him on other issues, that that was “adult”. This is the same Rand Paul who objected to the Civil Rights Act because it infringed on private business rights. Jones can overlook that. But he sure as hell can’t overlook stuff PBO does to his disliking. And all to get himself a career in the media. Fuck ’em all.

          • 51 Nerdy Wonka
            April 1, 2015 at 9:19 pm

            Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!

            Rand Paul has shown he is okay with POC and LGBT being discriminated against. Yet we’re supposed to applaud him for criminal justice reforms that he only gives lip service to? How about Rand Paul start with oh, you know, trying to restore and strengthen the parts of the Voting Rights Act that SCOTUS dismantled?

            People like Van Jones abandon their core principles when money and media comes calling. When someone like Rand Paul has shown you who he is, you don’t praise him, you don’t coddle him at the expense of people who are suffering; because when he turns on you too, there’ll be no one to have your back.

            • April 1, 2015 at 9:28 pm

              + 1,000,000,000 Putting the views of a hateful character like Paul in to separate compartments is bullshit, all the likes of Jones does (and Greenwald, needless to say) is give him an air of respectability that allows him be taken seriously when he should be shunned. We’re well used to white ‘liberals’ going weak at the knees over every Paul pronouncement, that’s about privilege because they will never be hurt by the dark side of his ideology, but that Jones should overlook his inherent racism is astonishing.

          • 53 amk for obama
            April 1, 2015 at 9:23 pm

            PBO is a great judge of character. I remember all the loony left (aka dkos klowns) whines & chest beating over jonesy.

            • April 1, 2015 at 9:32 pm

              I used to like him too, until he realized that to get himself a big $$ gig on the tee vee, he needed to attack the President on a regular basis – and he was only too willing to do it. The tee vee sure loves a black man who will shit all over PBO. Cornel and Tavis, and others, have made a living out of it.

            • 57 forus50
              April 1, 2015 at 9:36 pm

              shortest White House job ever. PBO got rid of him in the first month or so it seemed.

        • 58 purpleshoesla
          April 1, 2015 at 10:03 pm

          Hmm, Isiah hasn’t learned much since his derogatory homophobic comments some 10 years or so back about his fellow Grey’s Anatomy cast member who was gay. Still arrogant and tone deaf he is.

  4. April 1, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Another superlative round of tweets

  5. 62 amk for obama
    April 1, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    spend your money on buying some clues, lady.

  6. April 1, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    A work of art Nerdy! Thank you

  7. 68 jackiegrumbacher
    April 1, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Nerdy, have mercy on us. There’s too much to read and absorb here tonight. You manage to find controversies I didn’t even know existed and insights on events I’ve never seen before. And your medieval comedy is just priceless. Thanks for keeping us all alert and informed.

    • 69 Nerdy Wonka
      April 1, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      Thank you, Jackie. Glad to know that it is informing you as well as making you laugh.

      Thanks again.

  8. April 1, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Oh heck, too perfect!!

  9. April 1, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    🙂

  10. April 1, 2015 at 9:50 pm

  11. 75 Roberta in MN
    April 1, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    An excellent tweet round up Nerdy. I haven’t been on twitter for days it seems. Off to bed guys. a little wiped today. see you all tomorrow. GN

  12. 77 EricFive
    April 1, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Fantastic collection of informative and entertaining news items Nerdy!! I really appreciate all you do to keep the TOD community informed about what is really going on in this country.

  13. 81 amk for obama
    April 1, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are roaming in the forest when they come across a lake. The water was enticing and Snow White decides to take a bath. So she tells the Dwarfs to turn around while she is taking a bath in the lake. The Dwarfs protest vehemently because they want to take a bath too.

    Snow White relents and says “When I get into the water and you hear the splash, you can turn around.” Snow White undresses and as she is about to jump into the water, at that very moment, she is startled by a frog who jumps into the water before she can. The moment the Dwarfs hear the SPLASH, they turn around and see Snow White standing NAKED.

    Now, given that this incident is an idea for a TV ad, what product is being advertised?

    That’s easy … 7 Up!

  14. April 1, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Remember this picture from the other day? ….notice the blue tent background w/ Kerry & Moniz

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland — If American negotiators are ultimately able to conclude a “political understanding” with Iran on its nuclear program, as they said they were striving to do Thursday morning, the seeds might have been planted earlier in the week. With only hours to go on Tuesday night before the expiration of the end-of-the-month deadline that had been set by the White House, Secretary of State John Kerry and Energy Secretary Ernest J. Moniz stepped into a large tent erected in a luxury hotel here and dialed into a video conference with President Obama. There was no way to meet the deadline, Mr. Kerry said, from the tent, which was designed to defeat eavesdropping. The Iranians, he said, perhaps sensing that the deadline meant a lot in Washington and little in Tehran, were intransigent.

    “They were turning our own deadline against us to see if we would give ground,” just to be able to claim that the March 31 date was met, one senior official said, who would not be identified because of the secrecy surrounding the talks.Mr. Obama, according to two people familiar with the discussion, told Mr. Kerry and Mr. Moniz to ignore the deadline, make it clear he was ready to walk away and leave all sanctions on Iran in place and see if that would change the dynamic…..continued

  15. April 1, 2015 at 10:26 pm

  16. April 1, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    What a fraud…media will give him a pass just like they did with him breaking FL law and not turning over e-mails for. I don’t remember a 3 week media shit storm about Romney purchasing and then destroying all his hard drives before he left as Gov either.

    “Jeb Bush appeared to modify his public comments about Indiana’s “religious freedom” law on Wednesday in a closed-door Silicon Valley fund-raiser, telling a small group of potential supporters that a “consensus-oriented” approach would have been better at the outset. Mr. Bush’s comments were strikingly different in tone and in scope from what he said on Monday night in an interview with the conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. In that interview he praised Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana for doing the “right thing” and said that the new law was similar to one in Florida and to a law signed by President Bill Clinton in 1993…continued”.

  17. 89 vcprezofan2
    April 1, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Jeb Bush received the request from one of his campaign contributors, a man who made his living managing money: Could the then-governor of Florida make an introduction to state pension overseers? The donor was angling to gain some of the state’s investment for his private fund.

    It was 2003, still a few years before regulators would begin prosecuting public officials for directing pension investment deals to political allies. Bush obliged, putting the donor, Jon Kislak, in touch with the Florida pension agency’s executive director. Then he followed up personally, according to emails reviewed by the International Business Times, ensuring that Kislak’s proposal was considered by state decision makers.

    Here was a moment that at once underscored Jeb Bush’s personal attention to political allies and his embrace of the financial industry, which has delivered large donations to his campaigns. ……………….. //

  18. April 1, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    NerdyW, your nightly Twitter Time is starting to feel something like The Odyssey. You exceed yourself every day!! TYVM.

  19. 92 GGail
    April 1, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    NW!!!!! “Baby Got Back”
    I love it!!!!!
    Thanks 😀

  20. 94 hopefruit2
    April 1, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    How adorable!!! – If this has been posted earlier, my apologies for duplicates 🙂

  21. April 1, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Love Gil Scott Heron.

  22. 98 hopefruit2
    April 1, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    LOL! Chips, PBO just sent a text saying that he strongly disapproves of those ugly cow pics you posted upthread! He’s getting ready to veto..

  23. April 1, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    This evening could not be going any better for me!!!!!!!!

    LOSER ASS ALABAMA (after firing Anthony Grant) b/c they are so scared of the momentum of Auburn’s basketball program with Bruce Pearl, gambled and lost HUUUUGE…they missed out on Rick Barnes, Shaka Smart and Greg Marshall (who Bama AD flew to Kansas and offered 3 million +/yr to yesterday)


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