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Tweets Of The Day

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74 Responses to “Tweets Of The Day”


  1. 1 utaustinliberal
    September 12, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Me! Me! Me! MUAHAHAHA

  2. 5 hopefruit2
    September 12, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    If Marco Rubio gets fed up with his party, he can become a Dem and join FLOTUS in her H2O initiative. After all he has DEMONSTRATED experience in that area!

    • 6 jacquelineoboomer
      September 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      OMG. Forgot about Rubio’s little … er … water problem. Too funny!

    • 7 vcprezofan2
      September 12, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      Hf, I thought of Rubio as soon as I saw the first ad earlier today! I wondered how soon before he declared that FLOTUS stole *his* water campaign.

  3. 8 GGail
    September 12, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    LL, I’m on way off work, but perhaps we should consider a Saturday @ 5ish instead of a football Sunday.
    Let’s work on it 🙂

  4. 10 globalcitizenlinda
    September 12, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Please send a note of sympathy to one of PBO’s most reliable & ardent supporter – mentioning the loss of a dear father.

    Tweets from this account are often featured here on TOD – a great person to follow.

    thanks in advance for supporting another PBO supporter

  5. 13 hopefruit2
    September 12, 2013 at 7:32 pm

  6. 15 hopefruit2
    September 12, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    No wonder Putin is pissed…

  7. 17 FayPax
    September 12, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I’ve been quietly following along all and just wanted to poke in to thank all of you for keeping me abreast of what’s important. I can’t bear to watch the news…I need something I can believe, so I come to TOD. Just wanted to express my gratitude to each and every one of you!
    I’ll share a little funny before I go. I was trying to go over my grandson’s sight words and he didn’t want to do it. So I talked to him about the importance of learning and education, yada, yada.

    I said, “You will be able to be anything you want to be. An astronaut, even the President.”

    He stopped what he was doing and looked at me as if I was nuts (he has a very noisy face). He peered at me over his glasses and said, “I don’t want to be the President of the Nunited States…that job is too hard?”

    “You think so,” I asked.

    With emphasis he said, “Yes I do….Arock Obama should have been a truck driver.”

    I corrected the name and he said, “Well, I like Arock” and went back to what he was doing.

    I thought…out of the mouths of babes, because that’s exactly what our President is…A Rock.

    See you later.

    • 18 vcprezofan2
      September 12, 2013 at 7:59 pm

      😀 FayPax, I kinda like ‘Arock’ too given the context of the renaming.

    • 19 jacquelineoboomer
      September 12, 2013 at 8:24 pm

      I felt like crying! Please tell him that, yes, I agree, Arock would have made a great truck driver! And then give him a little hug from me.

  8. September 12, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    PBO’s jaw is quite clenched……

  9. September 12, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Is this true???

  10. 30 hopefruit2
    September 12, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Wow…Chris Hayes continues to drop – as if he weren’t low enough already

    • 31 carolyn
      September 12, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      Notice Rev. Al is ahead of both Tweety and Hayes. If they want to help RM and LOD get good ratings, they’d better get rid of Hayes…..that was the most ridiculous move Griffin could have made.

      • 32 hopefruit2
        September 12, 2013 at 8:32 pm

        Because Rev Al is into RELEVANT issues that mainstream Americans are concerned about. Tweety is a lunatic closeted Republican, while Hayes is a completely out of touch, arrogant, 30-something yr old adolescent with a wannabe Libertarian shtick.

      • September 12, 2013 at 8:52 pm

        Sooner or later @msnbc is going to pay attention for the clamor from their audience for a smart professional and actually give Joy Reid a prime time slot instead of having her on-call 24/7.

        She’s a real trooper, but MSNBC is taking advantage of her good nature.

        Hayes is pretty much an unpatriotic traitor (disses our dead war heroes, is empathetic to Putin’s PR team and the NYT):

    • September 12, 2013 at 9:14 pm

      Hf, Scott Finley’s remark is very astute. If you count the number of ‘institutions’ such as nursing homes, hospital waiting rooms, doctor’s offices, gyms, and airports where tvs are just left on and nobody is watching just about anything could get 89,000 viewers. This is a disgraceful number and if Hayes weren’t being deliberately hired to promote a certain Libertarian propaganda, he would be gone tomorrow.

      • 37 hopefruit2
        September 12, 2013 at 9:16 pm

        ” if Hayes weren’t being deliberately hired to promote a certain Libertarian propaganda, he would be gone tomorrow.”

        That’s the TRUTH!!

  11. 39 Anjo
    September 12, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    No need to worry, last time I checked the very magnificent “Arock’ Obama was still President..YAAAAA

  12. September 12, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Have I posted this here already? WordPress tells me I have, but I don’t see it. Sorry if this is a duplicate:

    Is this true???

    • 41 0388jojothecat
      September 12, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      If it is true the RWNJ MSM will bury it so no one especially in NJ will hear about. His opponent better jump on it as Christie’s lack of executive stills.

      • September 12, 2013 at 9:03 pm

        I have no idea how this soon-to-be-grandmother in Hawaii would know this, but if it’s true that the Boardwalk opened without vital infrastructure support, endangering locals and tourists alike, that is dereliction of duty.

        The Star-Ledger newspaper hasn’t made Christie’s life an easier, and if Christie is culpable, they will get to the bottom of this.

  13. September 12, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    I no longer rely on my Twitter feed for updates, but rather use their #discover feature.

    I’ve logged into Twitter a few times today, and every time this is one of the first tweets that appears:

  14. 44 Layla
    September 12, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Dudette…are you around…

  15. September 12, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Silly, I know, but the most fascinating thing about this Twitter map and our President’s Tuesday speech is that dot in upper Manitoba.

    Really???

    A glitch, maybe?

    • 50 99ts
      September 12, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      Got to be a few glitches – Really unlikely that there were more tweets out of Perth (Western Australia) than Sydney (NSW – biggest city in Australia)

      • September 12, 2013 at 9:21 pm

        Here’s something for you that I stumbled across this morning. I have another Aussie-related tidbit that I’ll need to post for you, hopefully tomorrow.

        • 52 99ts
          September 12, 2013 at 9:32 pm

          Do I really need to read that – right wing George Bush II – his minions will run the country. Only industry – dig it up and sell it – The largest miner in the west – who INHERITED her wealth – wants to bring in immigrants and pay them $2 an hour.

          They didn’t do as well as they thought they would – despite the 100% support from the media and Tony promising the highly paid 30-40s $$$ in maternity leave.

          Given the levels of income disparity in most western countries today – some of the RW leaders should be checking out what happened in the French revolution

    • 53 Dudette
      September 12, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      Not a glitch. If you scroll in on the actual map, it’s really two different facilities to the east of Wollaston Lake in northern Sasketchawan.
      http://bit.ly/1av56J7

      Compare that side by side with Google maps (turn on the satellite layer) and you can see the locations very well. Some kind of mines maybe.

      • 54 Dudette
        September 12, 2013 at 9:11 pm

        Wow! You can drill down really close to almost figuring out which house. You can see the heat signature until you get in close enough to see neighborhood street names, then they disapper. But if you know the area, you can almost pinpint whose did the tweeting.

        • 55 Walking_on_ Sunshine
          September 13, 2013 at 12:34 am

          I found myself on the map. Found my street and there was a dot right where my house would be if it were pictured. There really is no privacy is there? This is kind of disturbing to me. It wasn’t even that hard. Took a couple of minutes of zooming in. Too freaky. Also found out I’m the most obsessive person for at least a mile in any direction! It’s something to think about.

      • September 12, 2013 at 9:18 pm

        Boy, you’re good.

        Your second career could be as a Private Eye. I just looked at the image in the tweet, so couldn’t tell if that northern Canada blob was Saskatchewan or Manitoba. But what’s in Wollaston Lake? Let’s start a conspiracy theory, LOL.

  16. 57 globalcitizenlinda
    September 12, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    UT,

    I assume that you got the photos of PBO’s cabinet meeting from Mr. Pete Souza and that the caption is what actually appeared on that photo on the official account.

    if so, then perhaps it would be prudent to send him or WH staff a note that the caption on the photo (4th from top on previous entry) has a mistake.

    Caption says that “Housing and Urban Development Secretary Anthony Foxx”;

    In fact Mr. Anthony Foxx is not the Housing and Urban Development Secretary.

    Mr. Anthony Foxx is the Secretary of Transportation.

    thanks

  17. September 12, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    I just got a call from “Grayson for Congress”. I’d been getting them but with caller ID I haven’t answered. After Grayson’s behavior on TV recently I couldn’t wait to get another call and it came tonight. The sweet young girl finished her spiel about all he’s done and asked for a donation. I replied I would not donate after he was all over tv denigrating the President about his Syria position. I said Grayson was not s supporter of the President and was nothing but a publicity hound and I would not support him. She just said thanks and hung up. It felt good. By the way Christie is in Seaside playing the caring governor. His campaign ads are on filled with lies. FYI Seaside is about 60 miles north of Atlantic City.

  18. 62 Allison
    September 12, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Oh, know….

    • 63 hopefruit2
      September 12, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      Okay….the absentee votes will only widen the existing gap between deBlasio and him.

    • 64 Vicki
      September 12, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      Bill Thompson will not be Mayor of NY. He will not be the Democratic candidate for mayor of NY.
      Clearly he is working to maintain his standing with the powerful folks who provided him with a $700,000 salary for the last few years.
      Bill deBlasio will prevail, can’t stop him.

  19. September 12, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Crazy weather in the Rocky Mountains and northeast tonight:

  20. 66 globalcitizenlinda
    September 12, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    I don’t if anyone here mentioned that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius lost her father (former Governor of Ohio, John J. Gilligan) a short while back and his official funeral was held last week at Ohio’s State House.

    One account of his life is detailed below.

    John J. Gilligan | 1921-2013: Governor was a hero to ‘left out’

    John J. Gilligan, Ohio’s 62nd governor, who persuaded a Republican-controlled legislature to enact the state’s first personal income tax and to create the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, died yesterday at his home in Cincinnati after a long illness. He was 92.

    ….

    An unapologetic liberal Democrat, Gilligan proudly accepted the designation as father of Ohio’s income tax and kept his self-effacing sense of humor even as age withered his body. He told The Dispatch in an interview two years ago that his only regret in life was that “I wasn’t born better looking.”

    …..

    Attracted to politics by the 1952 presidential campaign of Democrat Adlai Stevenson, Gilligan passed on his passion for public service to daughter Kathleen Sebelius, former governor of Kansas and now U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services.

    In a statement, President Barack Obama said Gilligan “lived his life in service to his fellow Americans, especially those … who were left out or behind.”

    Obama lauded Sebelius for following “in the high tradition of public service that Jack set,” noting that “they became the first father-daughter team of governors in American history.”

    for full story

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/public/2013/08/26/John-Gilligan-former-Ohio-governor-dies.html

    • 67 globalcitizenlinda
      September 12, 2013 at 9:14 pm

      Gilligan, a former congressman, rode to the governor’s office in 1970 on the wings of a Republican scandal but narrowly lost to Republican James A. Rhodes four years later, partly because of a backlash from the income tax. Many voters also resented that Gilligan closed the state parks in the fall of 1971, hoping to pressure lawmakers to pass the tax.

      A former six-term city councilman in Cincinnati, Gilligan is credited with improving conditions in state prisons and mental institutions, creating a state department of transportation and forcing strip-mining companies to repair the land they ravaged for coal.

      Mark Shields, a syndicated columnist and political commentator who worked on Gilligan’s 1968 campaign for U.S. Senate and 1970 campaign for governor, referred to Gilligan’s “generosity of spirit,” saying he “saw government as an instrument for social and economic justice. … He really did comfort the afflicted and — often to the dismay of those who worked for his campaigns trying to get him elected — afflicted the comfortable.”

      Calling Gilligan “a true liberal in the best sense of the word,” Bob Tenenbaum, who served as Gilligan’s gubernatorial press secretary, said, “Any objective look at Ohio before Jack Gilligan’s term as governor and after he left office will show that major aspects of state government changed dramatically, and for the better, during his tenure.”

      ……..

      Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said Ohio was lucky to have Gilligan because he “fundamentally changed our state for the better, particularly in relation to education and mental-health reform.”

      After he was governor, Gilligan returned to his alma mater, the University of Notre Dame, where he was assistant to the president and then director of the Institute for International Peace Studies.

      He went on to head the U.S. Agency for International Development and then returned to Notre Dame to teach English literature. Later, he moved back to Cincinnati and was elected to the school board in November 1999

      ….

      In 1964, Gilligan was elected to Congress in a Republican-tinted district and earned the notice of the Eastern press. Defeated two years later by Robert Taft Jr., he ran this newspaper ad: “To my supporters, thanks. To those who did not vote for me, my sympathy.”

      If you have time, read through the longer article – very interesting public servant

  21. 68 hopefruit2
    September 12, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    • 71 0388jojothecat
      September 12, 2013 at 9:22 pm

      Hey Dudette,

      This is so true….I think of the DEM voters in Colorado recall election who did not show up.

  22. September 12, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    “It was an at times harrowingly emotional interview. It was also, in a small way, a landmark. The Mister Cee scandal is lurid tabloid fare, but the love and acceptance shown to Cee by Darden, who repeatedly asked Cee to withdraw his resignation, feels like a watershed moment for hip-hop culture, which has slowly been casting off its long-standing homophobia.”

  23. September 12, 2013 at 9:25 pm


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