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Tweets Of The Day

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104 Responses to “Tweets Of The Day”


  1. October 28, 2013 at 10:08 pm

  2. 14 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Good stuff UT!

  3. 16 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 10:13 pm

  4. 17 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 10:14 pm

  5. 18 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    This is GREAT!

    Top 15 alphabetically (more in the link):
    http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Other-News/Union-Made-in-America-Halloween-Candy-Shopping-List

    1. Baby Ruth
    2. Butterfinger
    3. Candy House Buttons
    4. Caramello
    5. Clark Bar
    6. 5th Avenue chocolate bar
    7. Ghirardelli Chocolates
    8. Halloween Candy Corn (Herman Goelitz Company)
    9. Hershey’s Candy Corn Kisses
    10. Hershey’s Extra Dark Chocolate bar
    11. Hershey’s Hugs
    12. Hershey’s Kisses and Kissables
    13. Hershey’s Nuggets
    14. Hot Tamales
    15. Jelly Belly…

  6. October 28, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Thank yoooooooooooooooou UT!!!

  7. October 28, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Not to be impolite, but who is the ole dude with Wendy?

  8. 34 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 10:23 pm

  9. 35 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    • October 29, 2013 at 12:00 am

      I love the hashtag, because it really points out that most of what is being discussed in the media/public square has nothing to do with reality. Nothing to do with the issues that normal families are dealing with every day.

  10. October 28, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    For those interested in the history of Black U.S. Senators (thinking of educator nath):

    • 38 nathkatun7
      October 29, 2013 at 3:11 am

      Thanks for sharing this article, Arapaho! Yes the period after the Civil war, known as Reconstruction, saw unprecedented numbers of African Americans being elected to office on local, state and national levels in the former Confederate States. The Mississippi legislature
      (this was before the passage and ratification of the XVII Amendment) elected two African American Americans to the U.S. Senate. The first was Hiram R. Revels who was elected in January, 1870 to fill the one year of the unexpired term of Jefferson Davis. In 1874 Blanche K. Bruce, also from Mississippi, became the first African American elected by the legislature to serve a full six year term in the U.S. Senate. He served from 1875 to 1881. He would have served with another Black elected Senator, P.S.B. Pinchback, from Louisiana, but the Senate refused to seat Pinchback. With the overthrow of Reconstruction and the beginning of Jim Crow period, Bruce would be the last Black U. S. Senator until Jan. 1967 when Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts (elected in Nov.1966) became the first and only African American elected statewide to serve two terms (1967-1979) in the U.S Senate. It took another 20 years before another African American, this time an African American woman, Carol Mosley Braun of Illinois, to be elected statewide to the U.S. Senate.

      Black U.S. Senators are extremely rare! In the entire 224 year history of the U.S. Senate, only 4 African Americans have been elected to a six year term in the U.S. Senate. Cory Booker is going to be the 5th. 4 other Blacks have served as Senators to finish out the time of Senators who resigned before serving their allotted six year term.

  11. October 28, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    I know TOD won’t be distracted by 2016, with so much work to do in 2014:

    • 40 Dudette
      October 28, 2013 at 11:16 pm

      Woooo, I can’t begin to tell you how much I wish Georgia was in that list. We’ve still got work to do.

      • 41 nathkatun7
        October 29, 2013 at 3:16 am

        Dudette, I think Georgia stands a good chance of electing a Democratic U.S. Senator since the incumbent is not running. I would love to know your take on this.

  12. October 28, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    More on Jeff Denham (posted over the weekend). CA CDs have been redrawn, but Denham basically has Gary Condit’s old seat (remember him, the big story in 2001 before 9/11 was Chandra Levy):

  13. 43 vcprezofan2
    October 28, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Okay so I’m still thinking about Christie, and the likelihood that he’ll retain his seat in NJ really bugs me ’cause he seems like such a hypocrite. Since I cannot shorten videos, I’ll just tell you guys to start at ~5:50 for the reminder that he only cares about himself and his own ambitions..

    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/45755883/ns/msnbc-the_last_word/vp/52102204#52102204

  14. October 28, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    For those who missed Hopefruit2’s Halloween Party invitation:

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    HEADS-UP: We’re having another TOD Halloween party next week (Thursday OCT 31)!

    I just read off names that were on this thread so far (and a few others I could think of), but I know there are many more TODers who will attend…and more costumes are being made as we speak, and you can always swap with someone or change costume if you like…costume suggestions are welcome!!!

    VC – Mark Knoller
    Bobfr – Ezra Klein
    Jovie – Morning Joke
    Lovelyplains – Ted Cruz
    Globalcitizen – Katrina Nation
    amk – Marco Rubio
    Hopefruit2 – Chuck Todd
    dessertflower – Boehner
    Yardarm – Ed Henry (the one who stomped out of the WH Press briefing)
    UT- Karl Rove
    Chips – Glen Greenwald
    Liberal Librarian – Chris Hayes
    Carolyn – Jake Tapper
    Anniebella – Anne “diversity” Lowry (Ezra’s wife)
    Nathkatun7- Snowden
    J O’Boomer – John King (CNN)
    Arapaho – Andrea Greenspan Mitchell
    Angdogriff – Jane Hamsher
    GGail – Willard
    Nena – Mitch McConnell
    .
    .
    .(more to come)….
    http://theobamadiary.com/2013/10/23/obamacare-is-here-to-stay-3/#comment-865262

  15. 65 amk for obama
    October 28, 2013 at 10:45 pm

  16. 66 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 10:46 pm

  17. 67 a4alice
    October 28, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    well you guys I’ve had all last week and today off for a little staycation. Got a lot of things done around the house which is nice. But I gotta go back to work tomorrow and so I gotta go to bed. I’ll see yez tomorrow night!

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Nite TOD!

  18. October 28, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    time to prepare some dinner … will bbl … in the meantime, we all should be sending Senator Reid as much support and clear messaging as we can regarding the fact that he has all the justification he needs to #NukeFilibuster to halt #GOP obstruction and incalculable harm to Americans ….

    Yes WE Can

  19. 71 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 11:03 pm

  20. 72 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    • 73 jacquelineoboomer
      October 28, 2013 at 11:17 pm

      OMG – Maybe using highways and bridges built using federal dollars is a conflict of interest, too? Or maybe the federal retirement benefits, Social Security benefits, and Medicare I pocket because I’m a “taker” means I shouldn’t vote? Oh, I’m so confused by it all.

    • 77 nathkatun7
      October 29, 2013 at 4:06 am

      Wow, Dudette, these people have totally lost it! I bet if Liberty Bunny FooFoo had her say so she would love to see slavery restored! I keep asking my self what century am I in? Some of these tea baggers sound like people in Europe’s dark ages, or at least people in the centuries before the Enlightenment. Has the technological revolution that has brought us instant communication short changed us when it comes to knowledge of history, science and critical thinking? Does this idiot not realize that the selfish wealthy, who want to use government to protect and advance their interests, are the ones with the most obvious conflict of interests? Can they be relied upon to promote the General Welfare, one of the goals clearly stated in the preamble of the Constitution?

  21. October 28, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Chips, you are remarkable, you found what I was looking for. Thank you so much. You save me everyday from this crazy world.

  22. 80 GGAIL
    October 28, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Chipsticks, that photo of President Obama is HAWT!
    That’s all.

  23. 81 desertflower
    October 28, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Night all….was up with the dog in the middle of the night last night….worked all day…..sleepy night night time 🙂 Chips….congrats on the 22 million today. I’m not surprised:)

  24. 82 hopefruit2
    October 28, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    President Obama is going to be in VA campaigning for McCaulife!!

  25. 83 Ladyhawke
    October 28, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW (IMMIGRATION & THE DO NOTHING CONGRESS SEVEN DAY WEEKEND)

    House GOP gives up on working rest of year (19 minutes)

    ———————————————–

    Jose Diaz-Balart, anchor for Noticiero Telemundo, talks with Rachel Maddow about why House Republicans should work on immigration instead of going home early.

    ————————————————————-

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/watch/house-gop-gives-up-on-working-rest-of-year-58117187958

  26. October 28, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Ok friends, it’s been a ridiculously busy day. I’m home, I’m fed, I’m cold, I’m sick, I’m going to bed. I’ll practice my tetchy Chris Hayes mannerisms tomorrow for the Halloween party.

  27. 85 Dudette
    October 28, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Speaking of the Congresswoman…

  28. 86 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    October 28, 2013 at 11:40 pm

  29. October 28, 2013 at 11:47 pm

  30. 88 globalcitizenlinda
    October 28, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    please bear with me while I vent a little:

    I can’t stand privileged imbeciles who do not understand a subject they choose to publicly speak about;

    I have tried to keep my thoughts about that idiot Suzanne Sommers to myself but I have to be fair to myself and let a few of them out tonight;

    Now I feel a little better.

  31. 91 jacquelineoboomer
    October 28, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Is this from The Onion? If not, were/are there no editors at the WSJ in ’08/’13?

  32. 92 vcprezofan2
    October 29, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Good night, Obots. Tomorrow is ….oops…today! Have to get some sleep so that I’ll be somewhat coherent at work tomorrow.

    ‘Character is what you are in the dark.’ ~American Proverb

    • 93 theo67
      October 29, 2013 at 12:22 am

      Good night, VC. I should also be following your example, but alas – I’m still up for a couple more hours…I might miss something exciting!

  33. October 29, 2013 at 12:10 am

  34. 95 Ladyhawke
    October 29, 2013 at 12:18 am

    John Schindler ‏@20committee 2h

    ——————————————-

    US Senate can’t pass budget, execute basic functions, but will now review all US espionage.

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304200804579164083658333034

    ——————————————————-

    Retweeted by Jeff Gauvin

  35. 96 Ladyhawke
    October 29, 2013 at 12:20 am

    eclecticbrotha ‏@eclecticbrotha 11h

    ————————————–

    Better for media to chase its tail with Merkelgate, website glitches and missing stock photogirl than to hammer GOP about wasting $24billion

    ——————————————-

    Retweeted by Jeff Gauvin

  36. 97 globalcitizenlinda
    October 29, 2013 at 12:52 am

  37. 99 globalcitizenlinda
    October 29, 2013 at 12:54 am

  38. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    October 29, 2013 at 1:49 am

  39. October 29, 2013 at 2:02 am

    In conversations among the investor class (of which I’ve had countless over several decades) the meme of ’rounding error’ is pervasive. It’s a terse way of conveying that some amount of $ being invested is so insignificant that the risk is readily justified.

    What plutocrats have in common is that they view all but a few members of humanity as so insignificant that whatever number of those humans perish is not only of no consequence, it’s actually a net gain, i.e., fewer ‘takers.’ They do not distinguish a monetary ’rounding error’ from a human life ’rounding error.’

    They could care less if 20 or 30 or 100 or 500 thousand Americans perish every year for lack of health care. They’d be delighted if that number was a million or more. And, they are just as committed to paying those who don’t succumb to death as low a wage as possible – any doubt just look at how the Walton’s treat their Walmart employees (and among the plutocrat class they are not unique).

    All plutocrats never reflect on the fact that EVERY life is an ONLY TIME EVENT.

    EVERY LIFE, not just theirs.

    They have zero capacity to recognize and admit that the moment any human views another human through the lens of currency they are EVIL.

    They have zero capacity to recognize that NO such thing as a ’rounding error’ exists in the equation of the treasure of each and every human life.

    The equation of EVERY human LIFE evaluates to INFINITE VALUE.

    The fundamental disconnect between those who abhor President Obama and President Obama is that HE GETS the INFINITE VALUE OF EACH LIFE.

    …. time for some rest …

    #FORWARD Together

    • October 29, 2013 at 2:25 am

      Decided to send a letter to our wonderful President before getting a bit of rest:
      29 October 2013

      Dear Mr President,

      In conversations among the investor class (of which I’ve had countless over several decades) the meme of ’rounding error’ is pervasive. It’s a terse way of conveying that some amount of $ being invested is so insignificant that the risk is readily justified.
      What plutocrats have in common is that they view all but a few members of humanity as so insignificant that whatever number of those humans perish is not only of no consequence, it’s actually a net gain, i.e., fewer ‘takers.’ They do not distinguish a monetary ’rounding error’ from a human life ’rounding error.’

      They could care less if 20 or 30 or 100 or 500 thousand Americans perish every year for lack of health care. They’d be delighted if that number was a million or more. And, they are just as committed to paying those who don’t succumb to death as low a wage as possible – any doubt just look at how the Walton’s treat their Walmart employees (among the plutocrat class they are normative).

      Plutocrats never reflect on the fact that EVERY life is a ONE TIME, EVER, UNIQUE EVENT.

      EVERY LIFE, not just theirs.

      They have zero capacity to recognize and admit that the moment any human views another human through the lens of currency they are EVIL.

      They have zero capacity to recognize that NO such thing as a ’rounding error’ exists in the equation of the treasure of each and every human life.

      The fundamental disconnect between those who abhor you, Mr President, is that you GET the INFINITE VALUE OF EACH LIFE.

      The reason they have obstructed you, in unprecedented ways, since 20 Jan 2009 is that they know precisely how you value life and that you have the intellectual, emotional and physical stamina to not only stall their avaricious crusade, but defeat them conclusively.

      You, Mr President, can not only lead a 3rd Reconstruction to success but truly end the root cause of the Civil War.

      You, Mr President, are already mightily propelling an American society that rejects any threat to ANY American’s right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

      Thank you,
      Bob

      Yes We Can

      may tweet it to a few folk tomorrow if I have time …. as always, feel free to cut and paste any or all of it if any of you find it useful … no attribution required.

      • 103 jacquelineoboomer
        October 29, 2013 at 2:34 am

        Great letter, Bob, as usual!

        Nothing to do with your letter, but, coincidentally, just came here to post this song – Ha! #SaveOurPostalService Goodnight to you and the TOD community! #DreamInHashtags


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