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Propane Jane Brings The Fire And The Truth

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135 Responses to “Propane Jane Brings The Fire And The Truth”


  1. January 30, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Good Afternoon, Nerdy…TODers!

  2. 3 COS
    January 30, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Thanks Nerdy.

  3. January 30, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Thrilled you posted these Nerdy, a whole bunch of majestic truth-telling – thank you SO much.

  4. January 30, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    al giordano says this pollster is the most reliable by far, and she’s announcing results today:

  5. January 30, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Good afternoon Nerdy and TOD family. I hope everyone is having a spectacular Saturday.❤ ❤ ❤

    Thank God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America. ⭐ 🏆 ⭐ 🏆 ⭐ 🏆

  6. January 30, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Bravooooooooooooooo BRAVOOOOOOO…Yesssssssss

  7. January 30, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Congrats, again, swbluega🙂

    NW – many thanks for featuring Propane Jane!!!

    And, a big ‘me too’ to this one ….

  8. 21 Roberta in MN
    January 30, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Excellent tweets, Thank You Nerdy. Propane Jane is o a roll and she is so good. Just like you when you get rolling. Love it.

  9. 23 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    January 30, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    GOING BACK A BIT TO SEE WHAT I MISSED…GOT ALOT DONE 2DAY!..:) SO ENJOYED THE SUN TODAY AND TOMORROW IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE SAME…CHURCH AND TAKING A FRIEND TO DINE…IT WILL BE SO AWESOME TOO.

  10. 24 mtmarilyn
    January 30, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    I love Propane Jane. She brings so much information to the forefront. I know that as part of the Obama coalition, we haven’t gone away. I don’t understand how Bernie can say that Obama’s mistake was not keeping the OFA going. Doesn’t he know it is still here?

    • 25 SUEDUVALL SMITH
      January 30, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      ALL OF US ARE STILL WITH THE PRESIDENT…THE IMPORTANT THING IS THAT PBO KNOWS THAT…AND HE DOES!…<3

    • January 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      Apparently Sandra hasn’t been paying one but if attention for the last 8 years.

    • 27 catrst
      January 30, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      Couple of things. For the entire seven years even during the election cycles with countless man hours being clocked no one in Bernie’s circle, the left cynics, had any awareness, it seemed, of the work being done. I am not surprised they don’t acknowledge that ongoing issues work now. Also I remember Chips talking about the ‘great erasure’ that she predicted and I have taken up my post among so many others to make sure that doesn’t happen. When Bernie starts taking credit for something he would not even acknowledge before while his followers still prop up his mythological purity and dismiss the President as they have for all these years, I am not missing the hypocrisy.

    • 28 sherijr
      January 30, 2016 at 5:10 pm

      He’s gonna know it when we vote.

  11. 29 SUEDUVALL SMITH
    January 30, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    BBL……………………DOMESTICITY CALLS AND I’M IT!…..LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!

  12. 30 GGAIL
    January 30, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Thanks NW for showcasing PJ. She tells it like it Is 😎

  13. January 30, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    God BLESS this woman! I am now and more angry at Sanders for promoting this “break up the banks and all will be well” fantasy.

  14. January 30, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    from the essay:
    And it is that idea of being purely symbolic that truly represents Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign. That’s what his campaign is: A symbolic wishlist of things he would like to accomplish. The problem is that when you overshoot the moon, you’re left feeling disappointed. A Bernie Sanders presidency would not accomplish anything he is currently proposing to do. Our system is based on incremental change rather than revolution.

  15. January 30, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Will this happen…i hope so

  16. January 30, 2016 at 4:20 pm

  17. January 30, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Another Iowa caucus story that I found amusing: a couple from Illinois spends the week before the Iowa caucuses “on vacation” in Iowa seeing all the candidates they can. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/elections/presidential/caucus/2016/01/28/illinois-couple-take-third-caucus-vacation/79388348/ – sounds like something I’d do. I actually took time out of my work day in 2008 to see Romney in the hospital where I worked. I know, I know. 🙄 Only 2 days, 3 hours, 35 minutes…

  18. January 30, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    SOOOOO happy to see Propane Jane back on twitter. She is FIERCE. Thank you, NW, for featuring her incredible insights here.

  19. January 30, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    SoCal, POTUS is coming to the Bay Area for a high dollar fundraiser on February 11. That probably means he’ll make a stop down there for a fundraiser or some other appearance. Keep your eyes open!

  20. 46 sherijr
    January 30, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Thank you Nerdy, you are right -she brings the Truth. This is so excellent, so clear. Thank you again.

  21. January 30, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    • 49 99ts
      January 30, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      Why democrats do this to themselves is beyond understanding. They tried (& failed because PBO) in 2008 – but sure did it by staying home in 2010, 2014. Its like they just want the GOP in power so they can say how terrible things are.

      • 50 MadameSoph
        January 30, 2016 at 7:28 pm

        “Its like they just want the GOP in power so they can say how terrible things are.”

        99ts, I have had that very thought for awhile now. So many of my old lefty heroes lost me completely when, after PBO was elected and it was time to roll up our sleeves and get to work, the Professional Left almost immediately began complaining and criticizing. They would rather collect speaking fees, sell books and make TV appearances that do the actual work of improving the lives of the people.

    • January 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm

      meta these are the type of people who gave the right wing tea party Republicans control of the House in 2010 and the Senate 2014. All the Republicans have taken control of local and state government, because people didn’t come out to vote.. If you would even consider voting for Donald Trump, something is wrong with you.

  22. January 30, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Great column of tweets, NW!

  23. January 30, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    I guess the Berniebros memo hasn’t reached Iowa😕

    • 55 MadameSoph
      January 30, 2016 at 6:15 pm

      That G@$# D@^^# MF A$$h*!@ SOB….

      Me here at home after reading that book cover and the quote. I am so done, done, done with BS, the Berniebots and the disrespect of Democrats and President Barack Obama, the most intelligent, most compassionate and most effective liberal president this country has EVER seen.

      I hope and pray he doesn’t do well in Iowa. I want this “FTB” sh*t over yesterday.

      • 56 99ts
        January 30, 2016 at 6:49 pm

        I could not believe what I read MadameSoph – but then I thought – well Bernie lost any remaining Obama voters with that publication – so sad that he has to be at the forefront of attacking the best US President for more than 50 years.

        • 57 MadameSoph
          January 30, 2016 at 7:32 pm

          Any remaining Obama voters who weren’t already aware of BS’ history of calling for a primary challenge in 2012. How does BS expect to run as a Democrat while running against their (successful) leader? He’s using the party to mount a third party challenge and it’s not cool.

          • 58 99ts
            January 30, 2016 at 8:49 pm

            I’ve never understood how he can run as a democrat – in my world you have to belong to the party (you can leave it after being elected – but then you won’t run for them again).

            Is he likely to run 3rd party – and thus elect the GOP?

  24. 59 jackiegrumbacher
    January 30, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Propane Jane is a national treasure. I would prefer to get her perspective on what’s happening than anyone in the media and that includes Rachel Maddow. Although I retweeted everything she wrote, it’s not enough. I wish she had her own blog, her own column, her own radio or tv show. Vast sums of money are paid to morons like Maureen Dowd and Peggy Noonan and they spew utter tripe. Yet honest, common sense, passionate voices like Propane Jane’s would not be heard at all were it not for twitter. This is wrong.

    • January 30, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      keep in mind, those other people are not paid to inform the electorate or educate people, so propane would never get a gig in our current major “news” outlets. they are paid specifically to promote republicans ideology by a handful of billionaires that now own all the major producers of “the news.” part of the big scam is to keep a few such as dowd around to act as if there is some balance, but ultimately they’ll play among with the “divide and conquer” liberals games. when looking at it with this context, the fact that none of these major “news” pundits ever lose their jobs, and in fact get promoted, decade after decade, no matter how wrong or insulting they get, then it all makes sense!

  25. January 30, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    • 62 MadameSoph
      January 30, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      99ts wrote the other day about how Jan 25th, the current Australia Day, represents “Invasion Day” for Original/Native Australians, how painful that is, and how she would like the country to instead celebrate a date that includes all Australians.

      Thanks for highlighting this Chips. It was timely to hear Stan Grant’s speech after 99ts’ comments the other day. That’s what I love about TOD. We have so many people of so many shades and so many cultures and backgrounds from all over the world. We have people who bring us news and different perspectives that we probably would not see otherwise. I’m so grateful to have found this place and grateful to you and your helper BTs like Nerdy for maintaining it every day, all day.

    • 63 GGail
      January 30, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      I don’t understand. Knowing how your ancestors have been treated, Why didn’t he marry an indigenous person? Wouldn’t one want to strengthen the blood line and keep it alive?

      The parallels are so similar to the plight of the American black person. It makes me so sad.

      Thanks Chips for posting this video

      • 64 MadameSoph
        January 30, 2016 at 9:24 pm

        He probably married for love.

        I wouldn’t be here if any of my ancestors had been concerned with keeping their bloodlines pure. I’m mixed up from all sides and proud of it.

  26. January 30, 2016 at 5:41 pm

  27. January 30, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Everybody remember at 6:30 the Iowa caucuses will be decided and the sky will be falling for all but 2 candidates. No need to vote Monday! Really looking forward to all the ‘hot takes’ from the DMRegister poll and definitive declarations that will follow…..not to mention my Twitter TL filled with the conventional wisdom of lemmings….

  28. January 30, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    ICYMI: The most underreported story of the week😀😀😀 This is not an Onion article….

  29. 79 MadameSoph
    January 30, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Brava Nerdy! Thank you for highlighting this! Read her twitter feed late in the evening on the 26th and it (along with many of the responses) was amazing. Didn’t catch the stuff from the 25th, so thank you Nerdy for bringing all of this here.

    Some of my faves…

    Thank you:
    “All I’m saying is if your strategy for winning the Democratic primary is hoping you can cash in early before the POC show up, that’s a fail.”

    DEEP:
    “Speaking of insulting, the privilege of being able to campaign w/a Black rapper named Killer Mike as your surrogate when PBO couldn’t have.”

    This is me:
    “Believe it or not, there are Americans who lack the privilege and cynicism required to see Obamacare as anything other than a blessing.”

    So many of the single payer fanboys/ACA critics already have great insurance and have no idea how the ACA has saved those of us (like myself) who desperately needed it.

    Inorite?:
    “I’m like “you and what Congress in what America?” to at least half of the shit these folk are talking about right now.”

    Boom:
    “Seriously, what is Bernie going to say in response to Trump demonizing Muslims, the undocumented, or “the Blacks”? Down with Goldman Sachs?”

  30. January 30, 2016 at 6:21 pm

  31. 81 99ts
    January 30, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Ahhhh – whats Halperin doing in this mix for the poll results

  32. 82 99ts
    January 30, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Nerdy – thank you so much for the tweets – such truths in 140 characters

  33. 84 hopefruit2
    January 30, 2016 at 7:05 pm

  34. January 30, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Hillary winning in Ann Selzer DesMoines Register Poll, 45-42. She is leading in the five polls of last two days for Iowa.

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  38. January 30, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    So that’s Bill Press, Bernie Sanders, Robert Reich and Keith Ellison. SCREW THEM.

    • 98 jacquelineoboomer
      January 30, 2016 at 8:10 pm

      Wow. Screw them is right.

      • 99 vcprezofan2
        January 30, 2016 at 8:18 pm

        {{{JO’B}}} Been missing you as I dance in and out, J, but managed to run into your update on your one and only. Wanted to remind you that whether or not I say anything, along with others here, I am holding him in positive thoughts/prayers on an ongoing basis.

        • 100 jacquelineoboomer
          January 30, 2016 at 8:23 pm

          {{{VC}}} You are all treasures to me, sweet one. ❤

          • 101 vcprezofan2
            January 30, 2016 at 8:32 pm

            😀
            A line from an old song from my church days popped into my head as soon as I read this –
            ‘Count your blessings, name them one by one
            And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.’

            Now don’t ask me where that came from. My mind does its own thing from time to time.

            • 102 jacquelineoboomer
              January 30, 2016 at 8:37 pm

              I like where your mind goes, “from time to time.” Hugs to you! And my son’s number one on the count of my blessings, and thank God he’s doing so well.

          • 103 MadameSoph
            January 30, 2016 at 8:32 pm

            Me too JO’B! I’ve been reading your comments and, although I’ve read them too late to comment, I have been visualizing health, well-being and a good outcome for his upcoming procedure.

          • January 30, 2016 at 8:39 pm

            Yes, I just saw your comment about your son, J. Sending you tons of love and healing for your son. Always.

            • 106 jacquelineoboomer
              January 30, 2016 at 8:48 pm

              Thank you, dear friend. So much.

              • 107 carolyn
                January 30, 2016 at 8:53 pm

                JoB…..I have an idea what you’re going through with tests and hospital visits with one you love. You are in my prayers that there will be a good outcome. He is a blessing to you, and I will pray that his outcome will be a blessing to both of you.

                • 108 jacquelineoboomer
                  January 30, 2016 at 9:04 pm

                  carolyn … You are so kind to take the time to share these words with me, after all of your own experiences. Thank you. And I wish you many continued blessings, as well, surrounded by your family and the people who love you.

    • 109 jacquelineoboomer
      January 30, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      As you’ve reminded me in the past, Meta, just when I needed it: “There is an endless supply of paint.”

    • 111 susanne
      January 30, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      All done. No more wondering if Bernie might work out.

  39. January 30, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    I guess I am not a progressive, because President Obama sure have not let me down. If anything the progressives have let him down. I will stand on the mountain top and shout out for the world to hear, I wish President Obama and First Lady Obama could have a third term, fourth too if they wanted it.

  40. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    January 30, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    The Pope … and the President …

    … both keeping their eyes and the spotlight on our incarcerated youth … giving them (and us) signs of hope and mercy.

    • 115 MadameSoph
      January 30, 2016 at 9:10 pm

      I just learned what a Jubilee year is after Pope Francis declared the current one (I wasn’t raised Catholic). The Pope and the President is right, JO’B; these men are showing what true mercy, compassion and tolerance is. Every night, before I eat, I give thanks for both of them in my prayers of gratitude.

      • 116 jacquelineoboomer
        January 30, 2016 at 9:30 pm

        Beautiful! I shall start doing the same. I just feel like they both arrived on scene “just in time” for many, many moves forward – particularly for our youth and their future.

  41. 117 4morefor44
    January 30, 2016 at 8:10 pm

  42. 123 vcprezofan2
    January 30, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    So there’s a new #MarchForBernie hashtag?

    Oh the things I miss when I have to work….. thank God! They are so ridiculous. 😀 😀

  43. January 30, 2016 at 8:57 pm

  44. 126 carolyn
    January 30, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    For relaxing tonight, I’m watching the Create channel, a subsidiary of PBS. tonight, we’re traveling with different people. So far I’ve been to Greece, Sweden, Milan, Norway, Crete, Mykonos……can’t beat that for a Saturday night alone. I’m not just going to watch travel on TV, I have sent in my deposit for a tour of the Maritime provinces next September. Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and also Maine. That is a great adventure for me to look forward to.

    Speaking of travel……is the June trip to D.C. still in the planning?

  45. 129 sherijr
    January 30, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    So the police used an “Akido” move on this 16 yr old girl before she died. Surprise surprise, another police murder. http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ky-detention-staff-used-aikido-on-16-year-old-hours-before-her-mysterious-death/ar-BBoTQzZ?ocid=spartanntp

  46. 130 amk for obama
    January 30, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    somebody wrote a book?

  47. January 30, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Propane Jane brought the truth!!

  48. 133 sjterrid
    January 30, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Thank you so much, Nerdy, for highlighting Propane Jane’s tweets.

  49. January 31, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Propane Jane is awesome and compelling. Thank you Nerdy for bringing her truth here.


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