Tweets Of The Day


124 Responses to “Tweets Of The Day”

  1. 10 mtsarafui
    October 10, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Hi everyone too…

  2. 11 MightyPamela
    October 10, 2013 at 9:26 pm


  3. 12 donna dem 4 obama
    October 10, 2013 at 9:27 pm

  4. October 10, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Congrats on 1st VC!!!

    Simple fact ….

  5. 17 dotster3
    October 10, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Aw—–this is so sad, you guys. Sobby sob sob.
    Ha!—–this makes me about as happy as anything. I cannot stand this guy. There is something really creepy about him—–a damaging, dangerous, disgusting human.

    • 18 desertflower
      October 10, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      Hope the door hits him even harder on the ass on the way out:) That fraud has had more than his allotted 15 minutes!

    • 19 jacquelineoboomer
      October 10, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      Agree, dotster. I think if we opened up (eek – run for your life) Cruz, we’d find something evil inside, never seen before in the history of man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • October 10, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      Dotster, can someone explain how this repellent (actually truly creepy) man EVER had a positive rating. I don’t think there’s been
      a more unappealing politician in my memory–he makes even Richard Nixon look cuddly. All of them have ego and some have an insufferable degree of hubris, but Cruz can’t hide it, can’t even fake sincerity. What this poll really shows is that the more people see of him, the more turned off they get.

  6. 21 MightyPamela
    October 10, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Now that was weird, I was casually reading all the tweets, I so could have been a contender!! Anyway, love being 3rd. It is so far beyond comprehension that the effing GOP could make up new rules for governing the night before shoving the whole country off a cliff. They need to be sent home – today, in shame, and never set foot in the House again.

  7. October 10, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    (Unabashedly re-posting from the last post.. ;>) )

    Interesting how remaggotians were always using the false scare tactic of the โ€“GASP! โ€” UNCERTAINTY boogeymanโ€ฆ..and here they are surpassing all previous achievements in manufacturing UNCERTAINTY.

  8. October 10, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Shot at 14 by the Taliban, and she only now 16………Amazing!

    For many people, particularly in parts of the global south, the Nobel peace prize has come to be seen as a controversial win, associated as it is with particular ideological preferences. Some have raised the question of the ethical considerations of awarding the prize to a girl of Malala’s age. I would instead argue that, given the dubious reputation of some of its past recipients, the Nobel peace prize would be beneath Malala, given her selfless sacrifice and efforts in the cause of education.

    If you can’t view the video………… Hopefully she wins tomorrow!

    • 24 jacquelineoboomer
      October 10, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      Beautiful tribute to her, LP. Thanks.

    • 25 hopefruit2
      October 10, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      LP, this is not meant in any way as a criticism of your post and your lovely tribute to Malala. I too admire Malala a great deal, and I think she deserves the highest honor that can be bestowed, but I take objection with the Guardian article which starts off by “dissing” President Obama as a former undeserving recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. I don’t think this young woman should be exploited by authors and media outlets who want to take cheap shots at the US President.

      None of us, or the author of this article can claim to know, as the first African-American president of the US, just how much risk this President and his family have assumed just so that he can be of public service to a country and global community, which at times have seemed rather ungrateful of his efforts and successes at restoring relations and stability not just domestically, but throughout the international community.

      “Dubious Reputation?”

      I would not put Barack Obama in that category, and feel quite offended that our President is the first example the author could think of when referencing such.

      • 26 EDP4BHO
        October 10, 2013 at 10:23 pm

        Thanks for speaking up on this, HF. I lurk mostly, glad you’re staying vigilant against the ugly out there.

      • October 10, 2013 at 10:29 pm

        No offense taken, HF ๐Ÿ™‚ I posted the link without fully reading the entire article………. was in a rush between classes. Typical Guardian blather sounds like!

        • 28 hopefruit2
          October 10, 2013 at 10:43 pm

          Yup, sounds like the Guardian was probably pissed that their boy Snowjob doesn’t seem to have much support for winning the prize, and so they took their anger out on PBO, under the guise of an article supposedly praising Malala.

  9. 29 jacquelineoboomer
    October 10, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Great posts tonight, UT! Still playin’ catchup.

  10. October 10, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    amk, are you out there? A very scary superstorm is headed toward India. PLEASE BE SAFE.

  11. October 10, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    House Speaker John Boehner and his tea party friends shut down the U.S. government because of people like me. I am the mother of an insurance hog, someone who could have blown through his lifetime limit of health coverage by the time he was 14. My son has managed to survive despite seemingly insurmountable challenges, and he wears his preexisting condition like a Super Bowl ring.

    Mason, now 16, was probably born with his brain tumor. We discovered it six years ago. Biopsies showed a slow-growing mass, which was the good news. The bad news was that the tumor could not be removed because it had grown around essential structures in his brain. Under the care of some of the countryโ€™s finest specialists, Mason had frequent scans. There was little we could do between tests but hope for the best. Like other children his age, Mason played basketball, argued with his siblings and avoided cleaning his bedroom. He managed to undergo chemotherapy for eight months without getting too sick. He insisted on finding ways to laugh, saying things like: โ€œI have brain cancer. Whatโ€™s your problem?โ€ It was an uneasy peace โ€” until the tumor ruptured in December 2010, three years after his initial diagnosis, and Mason suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage.

    If I could get John Boehner and Ted Cruz on a conference call, I would explain this to them. I would tell them that, while they were busy trying to derail the Affordable Care Act over the past two years, Mason has again learned to walk, talk, eat and shoot a three-point basket.

    • October 10, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      LP, it’s sad that this loving mother doesn’t realize that Boehner and Cruz could care less about her and her son. They would view them as collateral damage to their own needs and ambitions. People being hurt or helped is irrelevant to them. It’s all about power for themselves.

  12. October 10, 2013 at 9:38 pm

  13. 36 desertflower
    October 10, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    And there’s always THIS to put a punctuation mark on the GOP madness! Let’s piss EVERYONE OFF!

    larry mezner โ€@mezner1 13m
    @jaketapper @Rep_Southerland @mezner1 @JeffersonObama think poll #s are bad now. Wait until the TParty truckers shutdown the roads tomorrow
    Retweeted by Jeff Gauvin

  14. 39 Roberta in MN
    October 10, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Congrats VC on 1st. UTA wonderful tweets. I am just getting caught up. Stuff is happening so fast, it’s hard to leave my computer. Was gone all morning, (no water in the building this am) had to go some place there was running water. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 40 vcprezofan2
      October 10, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      ‘Evening, Roberta. Hope the water returned when you did. ๐Ÿ˜€

      • 41 Roberta in MN
        October 10, 2013 at 9:51 pm

        Yup it did. I called one of the tenants first. Otherwise I would have probably stayed at Culver”s & had another Turtle Sundae. East my frustrations away. I had no Cheetos in the house. (I like the crunchy ones) sorry Chips. No puffs for me. Crunch!!!

  15. 43 forus50
    October 10, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Thanks UT!!

  16. 44 Jovie
    October 10, 2013 at 9:40 pm

  17. October 10, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    As we all know, the GOP has done more harm to Americans than invading foreign nation or band of terrorists ever has with the exception of the 1st Confederacy (we’re now fighting the 2nd Confederacy).

  18. 46 africa
    October 10, 2013 at 9:45 pm

  19. 47 99ts
    October 10, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    The media and its refusal to tell the truth

    “Here’s a fact: The deficit is falling.
    Here’s another fact: Americans don’t know the deficit is falling.”

    There is NO reason for the GOP to accuse the administration of expanding the deficit – quite the reverse – media supports the GOP.

    • 48 yardarm756
      October 10, 2013 at 10:53 pm

      Omission anyone?

      • 49 99ts
        October 10, 2013 at 11:00 pm

        Hi Sailor – hope things are going good with you – Did you see the big navy celebrations in Sydney a few days ago? Sailors from all over – including the US.

        • 50 yardarm756
          October 10, 2013 at 11:29 pm

          Naw. I missed that. I’m okay 99. Was missed diagnosed with a DVT(Deep Vein Thrombosis). Had a bit of a scare but was cleared by the hospital.

          • 51 99ts
            October 10, 2013 at 11:54 pm

            So pleased to hear that it was a miss diagnosis ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

            I’ll go look for some links. Major boats on Sydney Harbour from 17 Nations – lots of “yankee” accents on the news.

  20. 53 jacquelineoboomer
    October 10, 2013 at 9:53 pm


  21. 54 hopefruit2
    October 10, 2013 at 9:59 pm


  22. 55 desertflower
    October 10, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    I’ll drink to this!

    Phillip M. McKenzie โ€@philmmckenzie 3h
    @NewsBreaker @nytimes Get fucked, GOP. You got yourself into this mess, now pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get the fuck out of it.

  23. 56 desertflower
    October 10, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Don’t have anything in your mouth when you read this letter from Koch Industries to Congress…..

    Click to access Letter-to-Capitol-Hill-100913.pdf

  24. 60 Jovie
    October 10, 2013 at 10:09 pm


  25. October 10, 2013 at 10:15 pm


  26. 63 vcprezofan2
    October 10, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Not a tweet, but guaranteed to bring a smile anyway….*I* think. I’ll call it …..


    • 64 pickle48
      October 10, 2013 at 11:09 pm

      Beautiful! Thank you for finding and sharing this.

      • 65 vcprezofan2
        October 11, 2013 at 1:40 pm

        YVW, P48. I absolutely LOVE watching vintage BO. Primarily because it’s such a great feeling comparing what he (or other people) said then, with what PBO’s DOING & SAYING now. Never thought seeing and living history could bring forth such strong emotions – both negative and positive!

  27. 66 globalcitizenlinda
    October 10, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    some here have expressed a high degree of anxiety as they confront the real-life consequences of the GOPshutdown in their many people they care about and this is understandable;

    I also think that as a nation, we have to harness the political focus that many people now have as a result of this GOPshutdown and turn it around for a common good.

    with respect to political calculus, the positive benefit from the GOPshutdown must be a Dem-controlled congress and Senate with a notable majority to protect the moderates from very hard votes;

    with respect to morality and socio-economic justice, we must use our outrage to make ObamaCare work for as many people as possible.

    two quick ways to make ObamaCare work for all are by:

    – advocating for Medicaid Expansion

    – helping others who are hesitant, fearful or less technologically-enlightened to enroll in ObamaCare

  28. 68 vcprezofan2
    October 10, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    And, No Child Left Behind, so you’ll have some proof, I thought of you several times today. Hope all went well, and that you are doing really well even as I write this. {{{NCLB}}}

  29. 71 amk for obama
    October 10, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    So boner’s nuts have been crushed yet?

  30. 98 desertflower
    October 10, 2013 at 10:28 pm


    Obama doesnโ€™t just want to get past this crisis. He wants to win. And win he must, because victory is essential to re-establishing constitutional governance, a phrase that the tea party ought to understand.

    Obama didnโ€™t need to โ€œpoll-testโ€ his position because the poll that matters, the 2012 election, showed that the tea party hit its peak long ago, in the summer of 2011, when it seemed to have the president on the defensive.

    The slowly building revolt among Republicans against the tea party shutdown is one sign of how quickly the hard-rightโ€™s influence is fading. So is the very language they are being required to speak. Having talked incessantly about how useless and destructive government can be, House Republicans are now testifying to their reverence for what government does for veterans, health research, sick children and lovers of national parks, especially war memorials.

    Appreciation for government rises when itโ€™s no longer there. By pushing their ideology to its obvious conclusion, members of the Cruz-Paul right forced everyone else to race the other way.

    Yes, the tea party will still have its Washington-based groups that raise money by bashing Washington, ginning up the faithful and threatening the less ideologically pure with primary challenges. But no Republican and no attentive citizen of any stripe will forget the mess these right-wing geniuses have left in their wake.

  31. 99 amk for obama
    October 10, 2013 at 10:29 pm

  32. October 10, 2013 at 10:29 pm

  33. 105 amk for obama
    October 10, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    LOL. So the thugs folded? UPDATE ME.

  34. 110 amk for obama
    October 10, 2013 at 10:33 pm

  35. 111 carolyn
    October 10, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    A lot of people are finding out that “the government” that they’ve been taught to hate for 40 years, does GOOD things. I honestly believe some people did not understand that our National Parks were supported by, paid for by, and were a function of that same GOVERNMENT. When these people see the reality of the way our government helps their lives, they are surprised.
    Hopefully, President Obama, and WE, can make this a teachable moment. We have reached the nadir of Ronald Reagan’s “Government is not the solution, it’s the PROBLEM.” And also I think he is the one who said, “The most dreaded words are “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you.””
    This is what people have heard and believed, has been reinforced by FOX and the tea party……
    As we know, first thing after a natural disaster….people are asking for “the government” to help them. Get real people…..the U.S. government is not an enemy. As President Obama says, its purpose is to make people’s lives better, not worse.

    • 112 amk for obama
      October 10, 2013 at 10:47 pm

      Indeed. While not denying govt should cut waste (remember those 100o bucks toilet seats of mic mofos?), cutting off the whole govt is just plain stupid, stupid, stupid.

  36. 113 amk for obama
    October 10, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Heh, ut the bt. This should get a billing.

  37. 115 jacquelineoboomer
    October 10, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    These hashtags are hilarious.

  38. 116 desertflower
    October 10, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    O/T…but my how things have turned…..all these idiots can rot in hell.

    Louise Mensch โ€@LouiseMensch 5m
    The Guardian and @gGreenwald are running scared of exposure – that they trafficked UK agents’ personal details. Greenwald deleting tweets.
    Retweeted by Jeff Gauvin

  39. October 10, 2013 at 10:57 pm

  40. 124 globalcitizenlinda
    October 10, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    life is interesting!

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