04
Apr
16

A Tweet Or Two

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Racism at the root of a government policy

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President Obama once again taking action while Congress abdicates its responsibilities and takes a paycheck

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“And this is the real news: Everyone is entitled to it—no matter the size of your workplace, no matter whether you have a full-time or part-time position. As soon as you’ve been an employee for at least six months, this time is yours (and your partner’s) to take. Better yet, the new law ensures that your job will be there when you get back. Until now, only workers who have met certain requirements at companies that employ more than 50 people have been given that protection. Thanks to this bill, that’s one less crisis for new moms and dads to worry about.”

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Legalize it, sure, but if we do not address the huge racial disparities at the heart of the matter, the barrier between those who are allowed to open up pot shops and profit 1000% and those who are arrested for using the same drug that their white counterparts freely use, the issue is pretty much moot

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112 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. 1 jackiegrumbacher
    April 4, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Hi Nerdy. Great selection of tweets.

  2. 5 Nerdy Wonka
    April 4, 2016 at 4:28 pm

  3. 9 jackiegrumbacher
    April 4, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    I truly look forward to seeing and hearing PBO on the campaign trail after the convention. With Joe Biden working his magic in mid-Atlantic states and PBO undermining the Republican candidate at every turn, HRC is going to have some very strong wind beneath her wings.

  4. 10 GGail
    April 4, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    We all knew that the war on drugs was created to incarcerate the blacks. Just as we knew that Crack was created because heroin and power cocaine was too expensive for the common black person and they needed my people to be hooked on something more than just weed.

  5. 11 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    April 4, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    LOVE THE CRAYONS…TAIN’T IT THE TRUTH!!!! THE WONDERFUL AND EXEMPLARY BEHAVIOR OF PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA…HAS BEEN SHINING A GRACEFUL LIGHT ON THE UGLINESS OF WHITE SUPREMACY…THEY CAN’T HIDE!

  6. 12 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Thank you Nerdy!!! ❤

  7. 14 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    April 4, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    GOTTA GO….BLESSINGS EVERYONE…I LOVE MY PRESIDENT!

  8. 15 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    It stars Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, and Janelle Monae! Super Squeeeeeeee!

    Did I mention my niece is gonna be a background actor in this one? 😎

    • 16 Dudette
      April 4, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      Don't get too close to this fire because you. Will. Burn. Having a blast with these black diamonds. Have a great week

      A post shared by Octavia Spencer (@therealoctaviaspencer) on

    • 17 Dudette
      April 4, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      If I have to, I will camp out to be one of the first in line to see this movie! 😀

      “Hidden Figures,” a movie with Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae, about African American women involved with NASA’s early missions, films in Canton this month. The movie, also with Kevin Costner, is based on the nonfiction book by Margot Lee Shetterly, “Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race.”

      From the book’s synopsis on Amazon:

      “Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space program—and whose contributions have been unheralded, until now.

      Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as ‘Human Computers,’ calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws, these ‘colored computers,’ as they were known, used slide rules, adding machines, and pencil and paper to support America’s fledgling aeronautics industry, and helped write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.

      Drawing on the oral histories of scores of these “computers,” personal recollections, interviews with NASA executives and engineers, archival documents, correspondence, and reporting from the era, Hidden Figures recalls America’s greatest adventure and NASA’s groundbreaking successes through the experiences of five spunky, courageous, intelligent, determined, and patriotic women: Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, Christine Darden, and Gloria Champine.

      Moving from World War II through NASA’s golden age, touching on the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the women’s rights movement, Hidden Figures interweaves a rich history of scientific achievement and technological innovation with the intimate stories of five women whose work forever changed the world—and whose lives show how out of one of America’s most painful histories came one of its proudest moments.”

  9. 20 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Good point here…

  10. 21 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 4:50 pm

  11. April 4, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    First Lady Michele Obama will speak at Jackson State University graduation ceremony April 23rd.

  12. 24 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 4:51 pm

  13. April 4, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Thanks for the tweets…informative and on point.

  14. 28 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Such sad for her!

  15. 30 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 5:02 pm

  16. 31 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 5:02 pm

  17. 33 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 5:10 pm

  18. 34 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    ROFL! 😀

  19. 35 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 5:15 pm

  20. April 4, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    they are who we thought they were

    …………

    Harrisburg GOP begins budget strategizing
    Updated: APRIL 3, 2016 — 1:08 AM EDT

    The most detailed – and pointed – GOP battle plan came in an email from Rep. Brad Roae, who for nearly a decade has represented Crawford County, in the state’s northwest corner, and serves on the Finance and Human Services Committees.
    […]
    Roae called for closing state-owned residential facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, reversing the Medicaid expansion that added coverage to hundreds of thousands of uninsured Pennsylvanians, selling State Stores, and repealing prevailing wage policies.

    He said arts grants and even the state meteorologist may have to go. And he proposed ending higher-education grants for students studying “poetry or some other Pre Walmart major.”

    Roae also left no doubt as to his view of their role: “Everything needs to be flat funded or cut. People elected us to cut spending, not raise taxes.

  21. 38 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 5:28 pm

  22. 42 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 5:34 pm

  23. 44 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 5:37 pm

  24. 45 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 5:38 pm

  25. 47 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 5:41 pm

  26. 48 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 5:43 pm

  27. 50 Neena20409
    April 4, 2016 at 5:44 pm


    67 years of Anniversary of NATO Alliance
    POTUS & NATO General Sec.

  28. 53 JER
    April 4, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    SOON: Hillary Clinton holds a campaign rally in Cohoes, New York. http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  29. 54 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 5:49 pm

  30. 55 57andfemale
    April 4, 2016 at 5:55 pm

  31. 58 Neena20409
    April 4, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    4-4-16
    WH Presser by the Hon Josh “The Voice” Earnest earlier today.

  32. 59 arapaho415
    April 4, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    GA/GE TODville.

    Heaven help us if other countries look to the US for leadership on conducting elections during this Presidential election year.

  33. 61 Neena20409
    April 4, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Yet, Michael Steele after he was thrown out of the GOP is still a GOPer.
    Own your Mendacity.

  34. 62 Neena20409
    April 4, 2016 at 6:09 pm

  35. April 4, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    My daughter and my son-in-law’s business is not based in NY it is in PA…they have less than 10 employees …would they be responsible for giving their employees 12 wks of paid leave…their business could not handle that….i read the article and they said that no matter how small after 6 mos they would have to offer paid leave….how does a business as small as my daughter’s handle this…

    • 65 vcprezofan2
      April 4, 2016 at 6:28 pm

      Pf, every business may have to offer paid leave, but it doesn’t seem logical that each would have to provide 12 weeks. Maybe that number is for larger companies AND after years of service? After all 12 weeks is 3 months – how many businesses would survive if all employees got 3 months off annually? I’d certainly be interested to hear what you find out from your children in this regard, Pf.

  36. 76 Neena20409
    April 4, 2016 at 6:11 pm

  37. April 4, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Wolf Needs an OFA like group…in PA

  38. 78 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 6:22 pm

  39. 79 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 6:27 pm

  40. 80 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    The White House
    Office of the First Lady
    For Immediate ReleaseApril 04, 2016
    First Lady Michelle Obama to Address 2016 Graduating Seniors

    As part of her Reach Higher initiative, Mrs. Obama will deliver the commencement addresses at Jackson State University in Jackson, MS ; Santa Fe Indian School in Santa Fe, NM and City College of New York in New York, NY. These mark the final commencement addresses Mrs. Obama will deliver as First Lady.

    Saturday, April 23rd

    Jackson, Mississippi – The First Lady will deliver the address at Jackson State University’s 139th Spring Commencement Ceremony. Mrs. Obama will address more than 1,000 graduates as well as their friends, family and members of the university community.

    Jackson State University was founded in 1877 as a four-year public university; it is one of the largest institutions of higher learning in Mississippi and a Historically Black University originally established to educate newly freed African Americans to become ministers and teachers. Mrs. Obama has delivered remarks on an HBCU campus each year she has served as First Lady.

    Echoing the call of the First Lady’s Reach Higher initiative, Jackson State University and the Jackson Public School District collaborated to form the first laboratory school in the Jackson area. Since 2013, Blackburn Laboratory Middle School has partnered with JSU in an effort to transform Blackburn into a highly successful middle school for replication and study of successful practices in the district, state, and nation.

    This event is open to pre-credential media. To RSVP, please contact Dr. Elayne H. Anthony at elayne.h.anthony@jsums.edu.

    Thursday, May 26th

    Santa Fe, New Mexico – As part of the White House Generation Indigenous (Gen-I) Initiative, the First Lady will deliver the high school commencement address to the Class of 2016 at Santa Fe Indian School. Gen-I works to improve the lives of Native youth by promoting a national dialogue and programs to cultivate the next generation of Native leaders. Last year, the First Lady addressed the White House Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington, DC.

    Originally founded in 1890, as a Federal off-reservation boarding school, the Santa Fe Indian School is currently owned and operated by the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico. Recently honored as a National Association Secondary School Breaking the Ranks Showcase School, SFIS is a leader in Native American education and proud of its history to educate the next generation of tribal leadership. Graduates of SFIS participate in the culture of their communities and will have the skills to pursue the education and careers that will benefit them, their families, and their people. For the past five years, SFIS has had an average graduation rate of 98%, and over 90% of this year’s graduating class plan to pursue a post-secondary degree.

    This event is open to pre-credential media. To RSVP, please contact Kimball Sekaquaptewa at kimball@sfis.k12.nm.us.

    Friday, June 3rd

    New York, New York – The First Lady will deliver the commencement address during the 170th Commencement Ceremony at The City College of New York on the CCNY campus in historic Harlem, where more than 3,000 students make up the Class of 2016.

    The City College of New York was the first public higher education institution in New York City and has one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation with over 40% first-generation college students, almost 40% non-native English speakers, and half from low-income households. Established as a free institution dedicated to overcoming barriers to advancement, CCNY continues its mission of access to excellence and keeping tuition affordable.

    This event is open to pre-credential media. To RSVP, please contact Deidra Hill at dhill@ccny.cuny.edu.

  41. 81 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 6:37 pm

  42. 83 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 6:42 pm

  43. 84 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Who among us hasn’t accidentally mailed their pet somewhere? 😀

  44. April 4, 2016 at 7:01 pm

  45. 88 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    30s overnight this weekend — April in Atlanta!

  46. April 4, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Tooooooooo Funnyyy!!

    Sometimes all you can is just laugh and keep organizing

  47. 90 No Child Left Behind
    April 4, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Tonight, I look forward to the name of the presidential candidate from the DC Madam list and more on the Panama Papers with names, too.

    • April 4, 2016 at 7:26 pm

      i heard that the DOJ is looking into the Panama Papers…i am willing to bet….that whatever they did…is perfectly legal because of the laws that have been put into place by Congress

  48. April 4, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    ut ohhhhhh

    • 93 99ts
      April 4, 2016 at 7:54 pm

      He needs to be the nominee & to lose by a massive margin in the general – to show the political media how they have NO idea as to their role & what the American people think of their b.s.

      • 94 jacquelineoboomer
        April 4, 2016 at 8:33 pm

        Hi, 99ts. The only problem with that is when you remember people in this country (not I) voted for W, twice. Eight years of hell, here and various places around the globe. In November, it’s all a matter of turnout, and we can’t chance the RWNJs’ turning out!

        • 95 No Child Left Behind
          April 4, 2016 at 8:43 pm

          Did you hear that The Donald has been wearing a bullet proof vest at his own rallies lately? He, too, is afraid of his “creations”, his fan base?

          • 96 jacquelineoboomer
            April 4, 2016 at 8:51 pm

            I thought he had just gotten fatter from eating too much gold trail mix on the trail.

            Actually, I shouldn’t joke, because the way he’s set up his rallies is dangerous, as we all know – not just for him, but also for all attending or protesting them. Maybe instead of the red ballcaps, he can hand out bullet proof vests to everybody.

            We’ll get through this, America. We must!

        • 97 99ts
          April 4, 2016 at 9:49 pm

          I truly don’t believe that Trump can win – Cruz could – not Trump. If Trump wins the US is in a much worse state than the world believes – and for this I blame the US media.

          Just went to a link at TPM (the liberal news). On their front page is ONE story about the democrats – Bernie is winning Wisconsin. Every other story is about the GOP. They may be negative stories – but the GOP is the news in the USA. For this the media is 100% to blame. They have accepted that racist and misogynist men have the right to rule in the USA

        • 98 99ts
          April 4, 2016 at 9:51 pm

          Forgot my manners – good evening jacqueline, hope all is good in your part of the world

    • 102 jacquelineoboomer
      April 4, 2016 at 8:46 pm

      I guess this is the same rally which MSNBC just reported on … it’s 28 degrees outside (ugh), but nevertheless, no big lines, no big protest rallies outside … sounds like Trump’s luster in that part of the state is a bit rusted out.

      And I laugh.

  49. 103 Obama Grandmama
    April 4, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Bernie Sanders = Exciting but Empty Promises

    Hillary Clinton = Hard Working Team Player

  50. 105 jacquelineoboomer
    April 4, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Forty-eight years ago, and I certainly remember every part of that day, and night, and many days to follow. Rest in peace, Dr. King.

  51. 106 No Child Left Behind
    April 4, 2016 at 8:48 pm

  52. 107 No Child Left Behind
    April 4, 2016 at 8:58 pm

  53. 108 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    • 109 jacquelineoboomer
      April 4, 2016 at 9:36 pm

      Those combatant commanders have major responsibilities around the globe. Everybody at that meeting – including their civilian President – has a spine of steel, as I believe our Vice President once remarked about President Obama.

  54. 110 Dudette
    April 4, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Somehow Tim seems to have forgotten the primary is about picking the party nominee. Oh yeh, Berniebots aren’t really Dems, so they just think it’s general election practice.


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