Tweets Of The Day




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  1. 4 cos
    October 21, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Love the tweets of the day UT. Thanks.

  2. October 21, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Hi Cos, congratulations!

    • 8 vcprezofan2
      October 21, 2013 at 10:49 pm

      Well, hello Maryl! 😀

        • 10 vcprezofan2
          October 21, 2013 at 10:55 pm

          I ‘notice’ (by your absence) that the little ones have been keeping you busy. I trust your year has gotten off to an excellent start!

          • October 21, 2013 at 10:58 pm

            It is very intense, vc. I’m putting in 12-14 hour days. But we are seeing some progress. This is a bigger class than I’m used ot (although there are MUCH bigger ones so I’m not complaining.) I have two autistic boys who make life interesting, and a bunch of really great kiddoes who haven’t actually been informed of the reason they are showing up at school every day. We appear to be working at cross-purposes. 😉

            • 12 vcprezofan2
              October 21, 2013 at 11:13 pm

              ‘kiddoes who haven’t actually been informed of the reason they are showing up at school every day’

              That made me laugh. Which level do you have this year; kindergarteners I’d guess from your comment? And do your autistic boyss come with a full time helper?

              • October 21, 2013 at 11:43 pm

                Second grade, actually. One of the boys works pretty independently – he’s very sweet and the children like him. The other boy is a little more severe. He has been in a self-contained classroom up until this year. He is a little more difficult to handle. We have a resource room teacher and an aide, both are really terrific. However they have 17 kids on their class load. And now the policy is that all special ed services need to be delivered in the classroom -no pull outs. So they are hopping from classroom to classroom all day. Diane, the parapro, comes in in the morning to get him started. She pops in and out during the day. Sometimes in the afternoon she does take him when it seems like he is getting over-stressed. Most days he is pretty good – just a little unpredictable ;). I have a sub tomorrow and I was at school writing an epic novel of sub plans!

                • 14 vcprezofan2
                  October 21, 2013 at 11:52 pm

                  ‘a little unpredictable’ – so you get unexpected ‘spice’ added to your work day! 😀 Yep, having to write novels is a real damper when you want/need a day away – the effort is enough to encourage one to take two days where one could easily have done. 😉

                  • October 21, 2013 at 11:57 pm

                    And then there is the chaos to look forward to when one returns. You have a deep understanding of this, grasshopper!

                    • 16 vcprezofan2
                      October 22, 2013 at 12:21 am

                      😉 Have a good day tomorrow!

                    • October 22, 2013 at 6:32 am

                      [Waking up and catching up on last night’s posts…]

                      I was going to say before I saw your reply to VC that hopefully you will get a sub who will follow your lesson plans (as much as possible), will leave detailed notes, and will leave your classroom and desk in order at the end of the day.

                      I work as a sub, and I always feel that I shouldn’t make more work for the regular teacher. At times, I’ve been at school long after many of the teachers have left for the day. I work at one school, so I’m pretty familiar with the routine for that school. And I’m lucky that I have a good rapport with the teachers for whom I sub.

                    • October 22, 2013 at 7:22 am

                      swbluega, you are a blessing to those teachers!. Sometimes I am lucky enough to get the same sub all year, when I’m on a committee or taking a class and I know the dates for the whole year. Then they get to know the routine and the kids and everything is easier. However, the date of this teacher lab changed and I had to scramble. Our sub list has gone down drastically and includes quite a few with no education background and no classroom experience, so you have to leave really detailed plans. Normally I don’t leave anything important because, as you said, some don’t follow the plans anyway. Last year I was lucky enough to have a great sub since I was out once or twice a month, and it was almost like having a co-teacher. The sub I have today is new to me, so we’ll see 🙂

            • 19 Dudette
              October 21, 2013 at 11:41 pm

              Some love for you {{{{{ maryl1 }}}}}

              and all our {{{{{ Terrific TOD Teachers }}}}} out there! Thank you for all you do!

              • October 21, 2013 at 11:47 pm

                Those hugs feel good, Dudette! It is being an intense but strangely satisfying year. And I realize there are so many teachers facing so much more! My principal’s wife has 31 in her first grade, and I know that teachers in Pontiac have 45 to a class. I am blessed to be where I am. I have great colleagues and the best principal in the world! I hope all is well with you, Dudette.

  3. October 21, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Congrats on 1st COS!!!

    UT – really, really grateful for all you are doing!!!!

    And, we all must express our gratitude to ALEC – truly!! Encourage those fools to stay the course – truly!!!


    Yes We Can

    • 31 LDS
      October 21, 2013 at 11:19 pm

      I am speechless. WoW!
      The expression. The colors. The richness.
      Smooth real Smooth……

    • 34 isonprize
      October 21, 2013 at 11:36 pm

      Dudette!!! SHE IS STUNNING in her simplicity. Her eyes. her lips. THAT SKIN!!!


      (and I’m a girl who likes boys. SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!)

      • 35 Dudette
        October 21, 2013 at 11:42 pm

        Yep. Beautiful!

      • 36 vcprezofan2
        October 21, 2013 at 11:44 pm

        Ison, I was thinking of you only three days ago! Why? you ask. I read this really funny novel called ‘The Rosie Project’ and while discussing it with someone at work on Friday, who was herself reading it, you popped into my head. Have you read or heard of it?

        • 37 isonprize
          October 22, 2013 at 8:35 pm

          Nope, I haven’t. What’s it about? I can also google it. It look like it might be made into a movie.

          • 38 vcprezofan2
            October 22, 2013 at 8:44 pm

            This professor guy who is extremely literal, and who, after some initial failures, decides to try again to find a life partner. I honestly think that given your work/awareness of people ‘on the spectrum’, you will really enjoy this. I don’t want to give away too much, but I found it very realistic and very funny. I passed it on to my son and he – also very literal – is enjoying it too.

    • 39 COS
      October 21, 2013 at 11:52 pm

      This is beautiful Dudette. You always find such unique images.

    • 41 nathkatun7
      October 22, 2013 at 1:28 am

      Absolutely Beautiful!

  4. 42 Dudette
    October 21, 2013 at 11:09 pm

  5. 43 a4alice
    October 21, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    great tweets up top UT! Bob as usual you’re the twitter warrior. I’m ticked at the MSM being all trolly at the “glitches” but the one I was surprised at was MPR. It seems like the last few days whenever I get in the car and turn on the radio I hear those guys on MPR doing some story on the ACA website.

    • 46 nathkatun7
      October 22, 2013 at 1:36 am

      Wow! She is incredible! Never heard her before! You are such a treasure, Dudette! Thanks for sharing this!

    • October 22, 2013 at 3:52 am

      Up way too late tonight. This is one of the most unique singers I’ve ever heard. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Can’t wait to show my husband tomorrow. Even checked our her web site. What talent in this age of the Mileys of the world!

      • 49 Dudette
        October 22, 2013 at 8:16 am

        Hi Jennifer! She’s wonderful, isn’t she?
        I’m thrilled that I’ll get to see her when she comes to Atlanta next month (and that she’s not the least bit like Miley).

  6. 50 a4alice
    October 21, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    • 51 99ts
      October 22, 2013 at 2:19 am

      Quite sad that democrats – who support President Obama & see the harm the GOP is doint – would support Christie – hard to know what they see??

      • October 22, 2013 at 6:48 am

        Just as got a lot of traction from 9/11, Christie has gotten a lot of traction from Hurricane Sandy. The thing is, neither one did anything that someone else in their position would not have done. They happened to be mayor/governor at the time of the tragic events. Unfortunately, Christie seems to know when to play up his positive actions to the point where his negative actions are overshadowed.

        I’m not sure why NJ citizens so easily forgive and forget those things that have negatively impacted them. Have they somehow been convinced to attribute them to someone else?

  7. 53 LDS
    October 21, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Love her so much and the music is so vibrant and real.
    Thank you, Ms. Dudette.

  8. 57 PoliticalJunkessa
    October 21, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Love the Tweets of the Day. Thanks, UTAL!

  9. October 21, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    I watched O’Donnell tonight. It seems that the good old boys in Texas are making it harder for women to vote. Women are required to show ID with their current last name. If the ID doesn’t have a woman’s current last name, then she’ll have “buy” ($20) a marriage license (NO photocopy) or other ORIGINAL forms of ID. No photocopies will be accepted. So if a woman has married or divorced and not updated her ID she’ll need to jump through the GOP’s hoops. Lets see how this works: The GOP has alienated minorities, young people and now women. And just think TED CRUZ said that after being in Washington he was glad to get back to (Texas) America. Would that be the state which seceded from the union and continuously lets it be known (Perry) that they would love to secede again. I hope the women won’t stand for this.

  10. 61 a4alice
    October 21, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    soooo sleeeepy


    nite TOD

  11. 62 Dudette
    October 21, 2013 at 11:35 pm

  12. 68 Dudette
    October 21, 2013 at 11:37 pm

  13. 69 vcprezofan2
    October 21, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    21,902,811 thanks to Utal, who has been doing double/triple/quadruple duty (particularly) over the last couple of days! Well done, Ms Utal, your efforts have been much appreciated!

  14. 78 Dudette
    October 21, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    • 80 jacquelineoboomer
      October 22, 2013 at 12:39 am

      Beautiful, on many levels!

    • 81 jacquelineoboomer
      October 22, 2013 at 12:48 am

      If you’re my age, this has a certain elegance to it, too, without the pretty images of the sea!

    • October 22, 2013 at 2:14 am

      Your gifts of music and imagery are of enormous value, Dudette. Can’t not thank you enough!!!

    • October 22, 2013 at 2:31 am

      Thank you Dudette for sharing Morcheeba!!!

      What a talent!!!

      Yes, Rome was not built in a day …. and the future we are building with our President Obama will be sustainable because every day since 20 Jan 2009, despite massive opposition and obstruction, we KNOW what we are BUILDING – a better future for humanity.

      … time for some rest …

      • 85 Dudette
        October 22, 2013 at 9:03 am

        Great band from the UK. They’ve been around since the mid-nineties. I think they split for a bit and the lead vocalist, Skye Edwards, did some solo work (you’ll want to check out her Keeping Secrets album). The band got back together again in 2009 or 2010.

        Pandora kept popping them into my Thievery Corporation & Zero 7 stations a couple of years ago and I’ve been a fan ever since.

  15. October 22, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Time to prepare some dinner, but I just want our Ambassador Power to know how amazing she is ….

    Yes, I know Cruz and other totally wretched folk might then have a path to the Presidency, but the power and sustainability of America is rooted in the quality of immigrants as well as countless heroic Native Americans who have devoted themselves to the promise of genuine democracy. Ambassador Power is the embodiment of that American Promise because she dedicates herself to making it real for others.

    With that I’ll depart to the kitchen ….

    #FORWARD Together

  16. 91 jacquelineoboomer
    October 22, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Am I too what-they-call old to laugh at this? Hysterical!

  17. 92 globalcitizenlinda
    October 22, 2013 at 12:46 am

    Here are a few attempts I have made and since many on TOD are very creative, please see what you can do with the evidence that people will wait to enroll in Obamacare as long as they know they are bound to gain personally.

    There are so many images of people lined up to do things that are less consequential in terms of life and death so I am sure people here can be very creative and push back at the current glitches hysteria.

    Since the GOP, and their enablers in the beltway media & punditry, are determined to be hysterical about the “website glitches” that are being experienced during ObamaCare enrollment, I have decided to remind them of the level of patience we have.
    – If people can stand in the long Black Friday lines, they will wait and enroll in #ObamaCare
    – Because ObamaCare is an affordable & good quality vital product, people will do whatever it takes to get signed up
    – If people can wait in long lines for iphones which are more expensive and also had glitches, then they can be patient and enroll’

    Here is my small contribution to the Twitter Brigade so please help out if you are so inclined

  18. 98 globalcitizenlinda
    October 22, 2013 at 1:02 am

    someone reminded me that if people stood in lines to vote, they will be patient and enroll in ObamaCare

  19. 101 nathkatun7
    October 22, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Great tweets, UT! I especially liked the one by Dana Gould! I wish some twitter warrior would also tweet about the glitches that accompanied Bush’s Medicare part D. Ironically, it actually took Obama Care, more than ten years later, to start fixing Bush’s Medicare part D glitches!

    • 102 nathkatun7
      October 22, 2013 at 1:19 am

      By the way, I should have emphasized that the medicare part D glitches were real as they were about the actual policy shortcomings and not about the website access!

  20. 103 vcprezofan2
    October 22, 2013 at 1:42 am

    My goodness, gracious – these TODobots sure keep the lights on all night! I need to find a quote about going to bed, or one that says sleep is good for you mind as well as your body, or something.

    *I* am heading off to bed, like a good little girl. Good Night and sweet dreams!

    • 104 vcprezofan2
      October 22, 2013 at 1:48 am

      This is not about sleep, but I’m using it tonight anyways.

      “It’s better to be an optimist who is sometimes wrong than a pessimist who is always right.”~ Author Unknown

      • 105 vcprezofan2
        October 22, 2013 at 1:50 am

        Oh, alright here’s a sleep one. It’s not true for me, but …..

        “I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” ~Ernest Hemingway

  21. 106 jacquelineoboomer
    October 22, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Signing off, but did anyone watch the 5-part mini-series, “Dancing on the Edge,” which started on Starz last Saturday? I saw the replay of the first episode today, and I highly recommend it!

    G’night, y’all.

  22. October 22, 2013 at 6:37 am

    “There is no First Amendment testimonial privilege, absolute or qualified, that protects a reporter from being compelled to testify by the prosecution or the defense in criminal proceedings about criminal conduct that the reporter personally witnessed or participated in, absent a showing of bad faith, harassment, or other such non-legitimate motive, even though the reporter promised confidentiality to his source,” Judge Traxler wrote.


    wasn’t there a thought that info wasn’t leaked to Risen but that he solicited classified info from a former Central Intelligence Agency official?

    • October 22, 2013 at 7:07 am

      Is there anywhere in the Constitution/Bill of Rights that says that freedom of speech or freedom of press precludes prosecution if that freedom results in harm — or potential harm — to others? Especially, if it puts the security of this country and safety of its citizens at risk.

  23. 111 kathryn kivett
    October 22, 2013 at 6:50 am

    And Ronan Farrow would be how old?…..13?….and speaks as fast as Chris Hayes

  24. 113 Jovie
    October 22, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Are they REALLY comparing obamacare rollout to Katrina and Iraq war?

    This is mind boggling!

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