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Oct
13

A Tweet or Two

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Most disgraceful tweety double act of the day:

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171 Responses to “A Tweet or Two”


  1. October 8, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Good Evening TODers

  2. October 8, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Happy Birthday Jackie, Bill and Nathakun 🙂 🙂 !!

  3. 14 hopefruit2
    October 8, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Cue Professional Left: “We made him do it” in 3…2…1…

  4. 15 hopefruit2
    October 8, 2013 at 7:12 pm

  5. October 8, 2013 at 7:17 pm

  6. 21 MightyPamela
    October 8, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Sheesh.

  7. October 8, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    Hi everyone:

    Had my first doctor’s appointment today since I moved from New York. I’ll be getting treated at the Moffitt Cancer Center. Get this, they have complimentary valet parking. It’s a huge place. When I went to register as a first timer, they gave me a round device that beeped and flashed when it was my turn. I’ve only seen that at Shake Shack LOL!!

    So over the next two weeks I’ll be getting a series of tests and scans to see if there is anything else wrong with me or if I’ve gotten worse. I will remain on hormone treatment for the cancer for a while so no chemo unless absolutely necessary.

    Everyone seemed very nice and I heard good things about my new doctor. I hope all this remains true.

    In other news (but not less important), my grandfather passed away late this morning. We weren’t close and I hadn’t seen him in years but its still sad because my mother wanted to go see him before he died. My mother got the message while she was waiting for me at the doctors. Luckily a friend of hers came with us and was able to console her. 😦

  8. 50 sherijr
    October 8, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Happy Birthday Nath !! Woohoo October is a very good birth month 😉 I hope your day has been Divine~

  9. 53 MightyPamela
    October 8, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    NATH!! Happy Birthday to YOU!

  10. October 8, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    OMG! I just freakin’ re-tweeted Jake Tapper! Call an ambulance! I need oxygen — code blue! 😀

  11. 76 Roberta in MN
    October 8, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Happy Birthday – Jackie, Billr & Nathakun, hope the Presidents Presser put a smile on your face and a jig in your step to go along with your birthday dance. Have a great one & many many more.

    • 77 nathkatun7
      October 9, 2013 at 3:39 am

      Thanks Robeta! I was working and missed the President’s presser. I just finished viewing it. I am so proud that I voted for him twice. As far as I am concerned, he is the best President in my life time.

  12. 78 Dudette
    October 8, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Wow, it’s like Birthday-Palooza up in here today!!1 😀

    Happy Birthday Jackie, Bill and Nath!

  13. 80 Vicki
    October 8, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    So to re-cap: The President at his presser took many questions from journalists, ignoring the front row peacocks who are unclear about what journalists do.
    The President will be at The WH tomorrow nominating his selection for Fed President—Janet Yellen.

    Not a bad days work, I’d say.

  14. 84 hopefruit2
    October 8, 2013 at 7:29 pm

  15. 87 hopefruit2
    October 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Happy Birthday to JACKIE, BILL and NATHKATUN!! 🙂 🙂

  16. 99 dotster3
    October 8, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    If I hear Bonehead say “have a conversation” one more time, I may do something near-drastic…..

    • 100 cookemom
      October 8, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      He says conversation because he can’t say compromise. Any pub who would ever utter that word will be hog tied and primaried out of town. That word is forever gone from the pub vocabulary. rip compromise

  17. October 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    WOW, U.S. is cutting off foreign aid to Egypt. This is a BFD.

    • October 8, 2013 at 7:50 pm

      What what what??? But Obama is enabling military dictators! Or is he enabling wild-eyed jihadists? It’s so hard to keep up.

    • October 8, 2013 at 8:02 pm

      Horrific violence in Egypt this weekend, at the hands of the military.

      This makes Iran/Russia/Syria fulcrum that much more important in the Israel-Palestine two-state solution.

      Everything in the middle east has me on edge, and the situation in Egypt is very troubling, especially for Gaza.

      https://twitter.com/RobertMackey/status/387727548131840000

    • October 8, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      Washington (CNN) — The United States will cut off aid to Egypt in the wake of the July coup against President Mohamed Morsy and the turmoil that has followed, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

      The Obama administration withheld some military aid to Egypt in August.

      The U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the full suspension has been prompted by an “accumulation of events,” including recent violence against protesters, dozens of whom were killed over the weekend.

      The suspension will formally take effect in the coming days, the official said.

  18. 107 Dudette
    October 8, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    For today’s Birthday Babies — Jackie, Bill and Nath!

    Here’s hoping you feel EXCEEDINGLY GOOD today and every day! 🙂

  19. 108 hopefruit2
    October 8, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    That’s my President.

  20. 110 susanne
    October 8, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    aloha chips and tods! delurking for a minute–just loving the president’s remarks today! my favorite (of many terrific parts) was the end, when he said, gee if you made threats at your job like the repubs do in theirs, you’d be fired. loved the look on his face! this is a lovely shift toward straight out skewering the radical rethugs. a slate piece focuses on that too:

    ‘ Throughout the federal shutdown, President Obama has challenged House Speaker John Boehner to call an up-or-down vote on legislation to reopen the government. Mostly, Obama has done this in the name of good policy. Today, he sharpened the attack. He’s telling Boehner to call the vote so that congressmen who oppose the bill can be exposed and thrown out of office. ‘

    the header for this piece says: Obama’s message to House Republicans: Vote on the shutdown so we can oust you in the midterms.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/frame_game/2013/10/obama_to_boehner_call_a_house_vote_on_the_shutdown_so_we_can_oust_you_in.html

  21. October 8, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    PBO met with conservative media Gigot, Costa, York, Parker and Krauthammer for NINETY minutes today after the presser. That’s a LOT of the President’s time.

  22. October 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm

  23. 121 Dudette
    October 8, 2013 at 7:58 pm

  24. 124 Dudette
    October 8, 2013 at 7:58 pm

  25. 125 susanne
    October 8, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    this is hilarious–

    ‘ House lawmakers are picking up their own towels at their private gym, which has remained open during the government shutdown. [WATCH VIDEO]

    The gym was to have been closed, but the Architect of the Capitol decided to keep the facility open because several House members store personal items inside.

    No one is there to check members into the facility in the basement of the Rayburn House Office Building, which is open exclusively to current and former House members.

    Members don’t only have to pick up their towels — they have to reuse them for their showers, because there is no more laundering service. ‘

    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/327299-shutdown-leaves-lawmakers-reusing-their-towels-at-house-gym#ixzz2hB6T7haW
    Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook

    • 126 dotster3
      October 8, 2013 at 8:09 pm

      Pick up their own towels?????!!!!???? Well, I never! What an outrage! Poor souls! No one suffers like these House members—-No One!

      • 127 susanne
        October 8, 2013 at 8:39 pm

        love the image here– ‘members don’t only have to pick up their towels–they have to reuse them’. can’t you just see them searching the corners for one that’s not too stinky? presumably the floors aren’t being mopped either, so the place is generally a mess. when this is over, it would be a good time for the staff there to ask for a raise 🙂

    • October 8, 2013 at 8:12 pm

      Hellooooooooo, susanne!! Hope all is well.

    • October 8, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      Good to see you, Susanne.

      Missed crossing paths with you recently.

      After what the GOP scumcritters have being doing (and continue to do) to their bosses (the American people) hope things only get worse for them at that gym.

      There was discussion earlier at TODville about the GOPshutdown countdown clock. Here’s a screen print that I took 4 hours ago:

      • 132 susanne
        October 8, 2013 at 8:33 pm

        aloha arapaho
        just making time to read tod without much commenting for now. pbo continues to amaze and thrill me–so glad to be on the planet while he’s leading the world!

    • 133 vcprezofan2
      October 8, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      They should charge ‘rent’ for those who sleep in their office. Another form of entitlement or grifting, if you ask me.

  26. 134 Dudette
    October 8, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Yep, this would do it. Let’s make it happen. Step 1: Take back the House in 2014…

  27. 136 LDS
    October 8, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    The best part for me was the whole thing! I really enjoyed how he did not even look at the “front row.” He avoided them at every cost.
    And he did it with grace, style and swag…….talk about teaching moments!
    His apology was heartfelt and sincere.
    Lord knows, he is tired.
    So are we, Mr. President. But we still got your back.
    Tired and all, we are Standing Tall!

  28. 137 Dudette
    October 8, 2013 at 8:05 pm

  29. 138 Dudette
    October 8, 2013 at 8:05 pm

  30. 139 Dudette
    October 8, 2013 at 8:06 pm

  31. 140 Nena20409
    October 8, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Oh, I know that many here like Stephanie Cutter. Yesterday, I read somewhere that she is having a baby, due in March 2014. They also made sure to mention that she was 44 yrs old. I forgot to post it here last evening.

  32. October 8, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    I LOVED how dejected Ed Henry and especially Chuck Todd looked every time POTUS called on someone else. It was a stunning and righteously BURN.

  33. October 8, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I intend to be unrelenting on the fact that the language of the Sec 4 of the 14th Amendment is crystal clear.

    Any act that causes a ‘question’ to be raised, in any form, regarding the US fulfilling its obligation to pay the ‘public debt’ needs to be the focus.

    It is not about the President acting to instruct the US Treasury, imho, to pay bills. That’s Congress’s obligation.

    It’s about the President, Senator Reid, Nancy Pelosi and millions of American citizens pressing the Department of Justice to enforce the law.

    Numerous Members of Congress, under Oath of Office, have acted to cause wide-spread questioning of whether the US will abide by Section 4 of the 14th Amendment – the cornerstone of what enables the US Treasury to sell bonds, for starters.

    That should lead to indictment and prosecution.

    The 14th Amendment doesn’t proscribe what happens after a default – hell no! Because the very act of causing doubt that the US Government will honor its obligations to borrowers and suppliers of goods and services is already highly damaging.

    Any question – just look at what is already happening in the bond market.

    Please help by contacting the Justice Department and urging them to act to stanch those doing real, measurable harm to America.

    Thank you!

    Yes We Can

  34. October 8, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    HAAAHAHAHAAAAA!!!! Apparently Chris Christie took in the chin tonight!!

  35. 156 Dudette
    October 8, 2013 at 8:20 pm

  36. 157 Dudette
    October 8, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Good news for a change…

  37. October 8, 2013 at 8:24 pm

  38. October 8, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Such a BAD Muslin:

      • October 8, 2013 at 8:39 pm

        Chips, thank you for the compilation of tweets and for including one of mine. Much appreciated.

        Do you think my comment, above, about the 14th and accompanying two tweets meets TOD standards as a ‘mini-word’? I think the emphasis on it being President Obama who should act under the 14th – per pressure from folk like President Clinton and Nancy Pelosi and others – is misplaced. The violating party are Members of Congress, sworn to defend and uphold the Constitution, who are now in violation of the law. It’s the DoJ, as well as appropriate Congressional Committees, who should be acting.

        No pressure, no harm, if not.

        Thank you.

  39. October 8, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    • 163 LDS
      October 8, 2013 at 8:49 pm

      Hello Ms. Chips, you captioned that look perfect….add another one to your collections.
      POB did not even look at those fools. He did not give them a glance.
      All that posturing in the beginning those clowns were doing to make themselves look important was smacked down like that fly.
      Absolutely loved it….
      While on the other hand just read that the Pillsbury dough boy of NJ ran…..thumped off the stage.
      His bullying tatics were not working tonight. Ran like a scared bully…..ran to the arms of a couple of doughnuts, I imagine.

    • 164 nospin
      October 8, 2013 at 11:09 pm

      i thought he was saying … you mutha….

  40. 165 Dudette
    October 8, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    • 166 LDS
      October 8, 2013 at 8:52 pm

      Oh, my! That is so beautiful…..re minds me of the song, “Autumn in New York”
      How can anyone want to destroy this beautiful Earth!

  41. 168 Dudette
    October 8, 2013 at 8:37 pm

  42. 169 June Cleaver 2.0
    October 8, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    You know when the Prez is serious. He ignores fake journalists like Ed Henry, and corrupt ones like Jonathan Karl. He ignores foolish equivalent-truthers like Chuck Todd. It was great to see President Obama ignore those fools. He called on NPR, Reuters, AP. But Who else. I couldn’t get the other news sources. Anybody knows?


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