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Tweets Of The Day

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96 Responses to “Tweets Of The Day”


  1. 1 Obama Grandmama
    October 26, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Hi again!

  2. October 26, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Great tweets UT!!!

  3. 4 Obama Grandmama
    October 26, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    2x first in one day!

  4. October 26, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Congrats on 1st OG!!

    bbl … time to prepare some dinner ….

    #TrustBarack

    Yes We Can

  5. 8 amk for obama
    October 26, 2013 at 11:00 pm

  6. 9 Obama Grandmama
    October 26, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Trying to. Catch up after watching oldie Rosemary’s Baby.

  7. 12 Obama Grandmama
    October 26, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    What are most of you doing this Saturday night? I will be checking back tomorrow for reports on the Sunday MSM GOP love fest.

    • 13 vcprezofan2
      October 26, 2013 at 11:35 pm

      Heading to bed in a wee while. What are you doing?

      • 14 Obama Grandmama
        October 26, 2013 at 11:53 pm

        It is only getting around 9pm here. Will watch Netflix awhile longer while blogging here then will continue reading a Grisham book in bed.

        • 15 vcprezofan2
          October 27, 2013 at 12:02 am

          Ah, you are another western TODobot! Well, I’m eastern, so I think I’m heading off to bed. Enjoy your movie and your reading. G’Night!

  8. October 26, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Thank yooooooou UT!!!!

    • 17 utaustinliberal
      October 26, 2013 at 11:11 pm

      You’re welcome Chiparooooooooooooooooo!

    • 18 Dudette
      October 26, 2013 at 11:49 pm

      Excellent tweet Chips! Excellent blogging today UT!

    • 19 jacquelineoboomer
      October 27, 2013 at 12:09 am

      Beautiful tweet, Chips!

    • 20 nathkatun7
      October 27, 2013 at 12:31 am

      Great tweet, Chipsticks! Like you, I think history will vindicate President Obama for working hard to pass the Affordable Care Act. I was 19 when Medicare was enacted. I still vividly remember how Republicans, led by Ronald Reagan, vilifiedMedicare, calling it “socialism.” Now, very few politicians would dare attack Medicare. What is even laughable is some of the idiot tea baggers who don’t know that Medicare is a program for Seniors run by the Federal Government.

      Thank you for partnering with UT! She is doing a fantastic job!

      • 21 jacquelineoboomer
        October 27, 2013 at 1:28 am

        (Don’t you mean you were somewhere between 18 and 20, nath? Ha.) I just looked up the date (not to give anything away), and I was somewhere around that age, too. Also happened to think how different those days were in getting affordable health care … for instance, my grandmother was homebound due to crippling arthritis, and our family doctor (who also brought me into the world, just thought I’d add that little nugget) was still coming to our house to check in on her … and he charged $20 a visit, whether you went to his office or he came to your home. Here’s a little more background on the start-up of Medicare from Wiki, parts of which sound like it’s from the 1860s, but – as you said – happened in our lifetimes:

        “In 1965, under the leadership of President Johnson, Congress created Medicare under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide health insurance to people age 65 and older, regardless of income or medical history. Before Medicare’s creation, only half of older adults had health insurance, with coverage often unavailable or unaffordable to the other half, because older adults had half as much income as younger people and paid nearly three times as much for health insurance. Medicare also spurred the racial integration of thousands of waiting rooms, hospital floors, and physician practices by making payments to health care providers conditional on desegregation.”

        • 22 nathkatun7
          October 27, 2013 at 2:51 am

          Well, JOB! You are right! I indeed turned 20 years, three or four months, after Congress passed Medicare under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act. Moreover, besides right wingers, like Ronald Reagan, denouncing medicare as “Socialism,” I also distinctly remember how Southern States tried to block medicare benefits to elderly black people. To his credit, LBJ vigorously fought against Medicare discrimination. From my studies, that was not the case with respect to the 1935 Social Security Act that allowed Southern segregationists to deny Social Security coverage to agricultural (share croppers) and domestic workers.

  9. 23 Obama Grandmama
    October 26, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    I hope that the fuss over the start up of Obamacare backfires and only creates more interest in those they are trying to dissuade others from signing up. Tell some one especially the young they should not or cannot do something and that is what they want to do. I have also heard actors like their name out there good or bad since that creates interest and is a box office draw.

  10. 24 MightyPamela
    October 26, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Nite nite, everyone. See you tomorrow!

    • 25 vcprezofan2
      October 26, 2013 at 11:37 pm

      Nighty-night, and you had better sleep tonight! Don’t ask ‘Or else?’ because I haven’t thought that far. Sweet dreams!

  11. 26 desertflower
    October 26, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Night everyone:) Thank you all for sharing my birthday with me…wouldn’t have been the same without all of you:)

  12. 35 Dudette
    October 26, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Evening Folks! We’ve got some dancin’ to do! It’s desertflower’s BURFDAY!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  13. 36 Obama Grandmama
    October 26, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Happy new birthday year! You have a whole year before your next bday. Enjoy the year!

    • 38 vcprezofan2
      October 27, 2013 at 12:20 am

      There you are, Dudette! You came so late, you missed a cutie little girl singing her heart out. I’m bring it over for you night owls to enjoy. There was another uplifting one too, so I’ve gone back for that too! πŸ˜€

      • 39 vcprezofan2
        October 27, 2013 at 12:32 am

        I forgot to add this from YouTube –

        “Little Emma has had trouble communicating her entire life due to autism but by a miracle of God, she communicates beautifully through singing. Listen to her stunning performance of the Whitney Houston classic “One Moment in Time.” It’ll leave you speechless!”

      • 40 Dudette
        October 27, 2013 at 12:49 am

        Saw that! A.DOR.ABLE! πŸ™‚

  14. 42 mtmarilyn
    October 27, 2013 at 12:19 am

    I said happy Birthday in the Early Bird Chat, now I’ll say it again to end the day. Hope you have had a wonderful day DF. Again I will say what a very special lady you are.

    I have just ordered Joshua Dubois’s book. I ordered one for my kindle and a hardback. I am so excited to get this.

    Good night all.

  15. 43 Mr. Anon
    October 27, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Ian Reifowitz writes that healthcare is only a piece of Obama’s larger vision of our national identity; according to Reifowitz, Obama sees America in two parts: first, a collection of individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds, but with a common commitment to values of America, and second, a family that looks out for one another. Obama speaks of government as an extension of the people, rather than a foreign entity, and thereby gives a moral justification for programs such as universal healthcare, education, etc.

    Overall, I’ve found Reifowitz’ description to be a very apt look at the Obama Presidency, and I am truly proud to call Barack Obama my President.

    • 44 globalcitizenlinda
      October 27, 2013 at 6:58 am

      can you provide a link to the article please? haven’t see it

      • 45 Mr. Anon
        October 27, 2013 at 3:45 pm

        Reifowitz talks about it at large in his book “Obama’s America: A Transformative Vision of our National Identity”. I highly recommend it for your reading list.

  16. 46 a4alice
    October 27, 2013 at 12:24 am

    nitey nite kids

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  17. 48 vcprezofan2
    October 27, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Here you go, Dudette! This one took me a while to figure out where I had shared it.

  18. 60 amk for obama
    October 27, 2013 at 12:27 am

  19. October 27, 2013 at 12:35 am

    I feel like we are very lucky to be on the correct side (Obama’s side) of history. We have been here all along. We did not need convincing along the way. We could see our President’s intentions and motives recognizing what a rare person/politician/President he is. I am so glad I did not waste this special time doubting it or believing the MSM. Celebrate that we saw the light!

    • 65 jacquelineoboomer
      October 27, 2013 at 12:43 am

      Every day!

    • 66 nathkatun7
      October 27, 2013 at 12:51 am

      Yes, Indeed Obama Grandmama! I am also so proud of the diversity (young and old, male and female and all all races) of President Obama supporters. Contrary to what the unethical media says, there are so many of us oldies who quickly realized how special President Obama was and have been unwavering in our support of him. I’ve lived under twelve Presidents. Two of those (Truman and Eisenhower) I didn’t really know very much because I was a child. The other 10 (from JFK to BHO) I have consciously known. And, as far as I am concerned, President Obama is the best President in my lifetime.

      • 67 4morefor44
        October 27, 2013 at 12:59 am

        in your lifetime? that is quite a statement, and thanks for sharing it!!!

      • October 27, 2013 at 1:46 am

        “The other 10 (from JFK to BHO) I have consciously known. And, as far as I am concerned, President Obama is the best President in my lifetime.”

        I was old enough to experience Ike. That said, I could not agree with you more, nath. Ike is the only R in my life time for whom I had any respect.

        #FORWARD

        • 73 nathkatun7
          October 27, 2013 at 2:27 am

          “I was old enough to experience Ike.”

          Oh I was too, Bob, but I had absolutely no idea what his policies meant. The only thing I remember at 12 years is his sending troops to Little Rock, Arkansas to protect Black students trying to integrate a High School. After studying history, I definitely have a great deal of respect for Ike! His position on the Suez Canal Crisis was absolutely impressive. And his farewell Address reveled a man who, despite his heroic military service, was genuinely committed to peace and the betterment of the lives of all Americans.

          By the way, I also still remember genuine progressive Republicans. Your Governor Don Evans. Two Oregon Governors, Mark Hatfield (later Senator Hatfield) and Doug McCall. Senators: Charles Percy (IL); Edward Brooke (MA) Jacob Javits (NY); Laurel Wicker (CT); and others. By the way, the person who truly inspired me when I was a student in Oregon was Sen. Wayne Morse. He was also a former Republican.

          • 74 nathkatun7
            October 27, 2013 at 3:36 am

            You know Bob, I should know better not post comments this late! the moderate Republican Governor of Oregon that I admired so much was Tom McCall! Doug was one of my class mates. Any way, I hope you too remember the good old days when we still had sane and reasonable Republicans.

      • 76 globalcitizenlinda
        October 27, 2013 at 7:13 am

        thanks a lot for saying what you put here!!!

        and yes PBO is the best POTUS in my lifetime too!

      • 77 Obama Grandmama
        October 27, 2013 at 1:13 pm

        My assessment too.

  20. 78 amk for obama
    October 27, 2013 at 12:59 am

    • 79 nathkatun7
      October 27, 2013 at 1:52 am

      The Philosopher, George Santayana, famously said: “Those who forget History are condemned to repeat it.” (Forgive me If I didn’t get this quote precisely). In any case, my point is that most people are not aware of the history of the Reconstruction period after the Civil War and the post Reconstruction period that ushered in the Jim Crow era. The way whites, especially Southern whites, reacted to the election of the first blacks, on the local, state and national level, following Congressional laws that gave adult black males the right to vote, is eerily similar to the current reaction of many White Republicans that followed the election of the first African American President. While today there are cartoons that depict the President as a Kenyan, during Reconstruction and post Reconstruction, there were cartoons that depicted blacks, including black elected officials, as Congolese!

      It’s true that 43% and 39% of white Americans voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012, respectively!. But this is a bit distorted because those whites where overwhelmingly from New England, the Mid-Atlantic States like NY and NJ and the Pacific west coast states. In the South especially, but also in the Mountain States, and some parts of the Midwest, whites voted overwhelmingly against President Obama. It’s true that part of that vote may have had something to do with their opposition to his policies, but I am absolutely convinced that a great deal had to do with race.

      • 80 globalcitizenlinda
        October 27, 2013 at 7:10 am

        some reactions support your assessment

      • October 27, 2013 at 8:49 am

        Your history lesson is right on point, Nath and one that should be repeated over and over. I don’t think many people realize the tremendous parallels between what happened then and what is occurring now. Initially, they simply used strong-arm tactics to keep Blacks away from the polls…intimidation and murder. They later refined their tactics and rewrote state constitutions, changed voter registration laws, gerrymandered…all the practices we see today. The movement, for lack of a better term, was called The Mississippi Plan. The only difference between the Tea Party today and obstructionists then is violence.

        The history that surrounds these issues evidences to me that almost every Republican and Tea Party move we see today is merely one Act in a bigger scheme that includes every facet of the legislature…all the way up to the Supreme Court.

  21. 82 Dudette
    October 27, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Here’s a good birthday tune! πŸ™‚

    • October 27, 2013 at 1:53 am

      Before departing to get some rest, just want you to know I saw this movie the week it was released. I have no words for what my reaction was then but suffice to say that a combination of my reaction to Apocalypse Now and Midnight Cowboy is an approximation.

      For folk who did not live through the horror of those times that assessment will make no sense.

  22. 84 Dudette
    October 27, 2013 at 1:27 am

    More birthday music… Bruuuuuuuuuuuce!

  23. October 27, 2013 at 1:43 am

    Tweetbot’d these while preparing dinner …

    The vision for the future of the American Promise could not be more orthogonal.

    President Obama’s and ours is for an expansive, equitable, empathetic society.

    The Kochs, their aligned plutocrats, their minions and the frightened (and dwindling) few who support them is nothing less than a victory for 19th Century slave owners.

    We are the ones who will reject the plutocrats, persistently, as we did in 2008 and 2012. Yes, in_deed, we are the ones we have been awaiting.

    #LandslideDEMS2014

    Yes WE WILL

  24. 90 amk for obama
    October 27, 2013 at 3:10 am

  25. 91 99ts
    October 27, 2013 at 3:37 am

    Jay Z Responds To Backlash Regarding Barneys Collaboration Amid Racial Profiling Scandal

    “I move and speak based on facts and not emotion,” the statement said. “I haven’t made any comments because I am waiting on facts and the outcome of a meeting between community leaders and Barneys. Why am I being demonized, denounced and thrown on the cover of a newspaper for not speaking immediately?” he said, referring to local newspaper headlines.”

    Jay-Z is learning what it’s like to be black in America. No-one gives you time to check the facts – President Obama could explain this to him.

    I won’t link – its HuffPo

    • October 27, 2013 at 8:57 am

      Where is the publicist for the belt-maker? If they were up to snuff, they would have sent the young man a free belt. Of course they could be like the producers of Cristal Champagne “who never aimed to attract that kind of clientele”. In that case, Jay-Z simply came out with his own label.

  26. 93 globalcitizenlinda
    October 27, 2013 at 7:16 am

  27. 95 globalcitizenlinda
    October 27, 2013 at 7:53 am

    something about media-darling christie;

    first time I am hearing this audio;

    if it was a Democratic politician (especially with a huge lead), media would highlight it 24/7

    • October 27, 2013 at 9:02 am

      It is an absolute enigma to me. The man is nothing more than a big-mouthed, pejorative ass. New Jersey is not 1 iota better-off than it was 4 years ago. In fact, in many ways it’s worse off. I don’t get it.


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