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Oct
13

A Tweet or Two

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This one made me weep:

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3:0: President Obama delivers remarks at a memorial service for former Speaker Tom Foley


89 Responses to “A Tweet or Two”


  1. October 29, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    I’ve got nothing to add. Much like David Moyes. (Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurn)

  2. 11 Dudette
    October 29, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Howdy Peeps! Sneaking in a for sec.

    For today’s moment of cutness, I give you this little bundle of sweetness!

    • 12 Nena20409
      October 29, 2013 at 1:17 pm

      I was about to post that to say Good afternoon to TOD.

      The month old Mary was shading happy tears without knowing that tears of joy hearing her mommy is totally okay. Just too precious for words. I cried happy tears with little Mary. Her mom, her voice is a-okay.

    • 15 PoliticalJunkessa
      October 29, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      Ohmygoodness! Now I am a complete puddle! The sweetness!

  3. 16 Dudette
    October 29, 2013 at 12:53 pm

  4. 17 Dudette
    October 29, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Michelle Nunn (D) is running to replace Saxby Chambliss (R) who has decided not to sit for re-election as Georgia Senator

  5. 18 Dudette
    October 29, 2013 at 12:56 pm

  6. 19 Dudette
    October 29, 2013 at 12:57 pm

  7. 20 Dudette
    October 29, 2013 at 12:58 pm

  8. 21 Dudette
    October 29, 2013 at 12:59 pm

  9. 23 Dudette
    October 29, 2013 at 12:59 pm

  10. 24 Dudette
    October 29, 2013 at 1:01 pm

  11. 25 Dudette
    October 29, 2013 at 1:01 pm

  12. 26 Dudette
    October 29, 2013 at 1:03 pm

  13. 27 Dudette
    October 29, 2013 at 1:04 pm

  14. 28 Dudette
    October 29, 2013 at 1:05 pm

  15. 29 japa21
    October 29, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Work is getting very hectic after a purchase of our company by a much larger company. My boss, who is without a doubt one of the best I have had in a long history of having bosses, found out yesterday his position has been eliminated and Friday is his last day. I can think of many at his level in the company who should have been let go first. And it means a ton more work on my and my coworkers plates.

    All of which is somewhat irrelevant to my next thought, except that it got me to thinking about workers being abused by their employers, which led to thinking of spousal abuse which led to my thionking of how the psychology of spousal abuse relates to modern politics.

    Americans today, specially those that tend to think of themselves as conservatives or Republicans have been the victims of abuse by the GOP. And like spousal abusers, they promise to straighten out and be good, whcih they did after the 2012 elections. But abusers never really change. But sometimes the abused wake up and realize all those promises of change are meaningless and can find the courage to get out of the relationship.

    Well, all of that led to this. I am not totally satisfied w/ the way this tweet is phrased, mainly because 140 characters cannot do justice to the basic thinking behind it.

  16. 33 utaustinliberal
    October 29, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    The “stop eating crayons” and “Glenn Greenwald is an attention whore” cracked me up.

  17. 34 Dudette
    October 29, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    • October 29, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      But according to Jim Avila/ABC News, all young people are doing is subsidizing all the old folks! Because, you know, young people never get sick or have accidents!

      • 36 57andfemale
        October 29, 2013 at 2:26 pm

        And the notion of how insurance works is some new ‘liberal’ idea (cue scary music) . Spreading the risk amongst a risk pool goes back to the effing 18th century, for God’s sake.

        There was a good congressman from NJ on c-span this morning (not Pallone, someone else) and for the most part he was giving great answers. The host read a question, “I’m young and if the premiums are high, why shouldn’t I just pay the penalty?” This guy was good, and it’s easy for me to scream an answer from the comfort of my living room but scream I did: ‘BECAUSE YOU WON’T HAVE INSURANCE!” They will set your broken leg in the ER but they aren’t going to give you physical therapy. You aren’t getting chemo for leukemia, or dialysis if you have kidney disease. Who is supposed to pay for it if you’re not willing to pay a premium that is half what your effing data plan costs you?

        I’m sick to death of the fact that this entire country is turning into a bunch of sociopaths.

  18. 38 Dudette
    October 29, 2013 at 1:11 pm

  19. 39 utaustinliberal
    October 29, 2013 at 1:16 pm

  20. 40 japa21
    October 29, 2013 at 1:17 pm

  21. 41 Nena20409
    October 29, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    http://www.whitehouse.gov/live

    Jay Carney is to appear at 1:15 PM ET

  22. October 29, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    All this lying, MSM BS and insanity over a very small group:

  23. October 29, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    • October 29, 2013 at 1:42 pm

      Thank yoooooooou Prettyfoot!

      • 47 Nena20409
        October 29, 2013 at 1:55 pm

        When FLOTUS went out there in VA and campaigned for McAuLiffe, the press said nothing. They went googoo gaga over Mrs Clinton and Bill Clinton. Mrs Obama was there in VA doing a campaign event many weeks ago. My younger sister reminded me of this last night. This morning some idjit said on Cable that POTUS is going to VA this Sunday to get credit on a sure Win……Not just leaving the victory to the Clintons. Sheesh. These are so called reporters saying this crap.

      • October 29, 2013 at 2:00 pm

        smilin…

        I am always happy to contribute…most times i just retweet the magnificence of you and the BTs…smilin again

      • 49 nospin
        October 29, 2013 at 3:50 pm

        she is a better person than I would ever be.

  24. October 29, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Good afternoon everyone. This political TV lover has turned it off altogether. These reporters are making me sick with their constant talk of the GOP intransigence and obstruction. No wonder people think they are THE party. How about a balance of positive things the Dems are doing?
    TOD is the only place where sanity lives and thrives. My current fun thing to do is retweet from TOD.

  25. 51 yardarm756
    October 29, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    How old is Grandma?

    (Read this to the end- – quite an eye opener .)

    Stay with this — the answer is at the end… It will blow you away.

    One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events.

    The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the shootings at
    schools, the computer age, and just things in general.

    The Grandmother replied, “Well, let me think a minute,

    I was born before:

    ‘ polio shots
    ‘ frozen foods
    ‘ Xerox
    ‘ contact lenses
    ‘ Frisbees and
    ‘ the pill

    There were no:

    ‘ credit cards
    ‘ laser beams or
    ‘ ball-point pens

    Man had not yet invented:

    ‘ pantyhose
    ‘ air conditioners
    ‘ dishwashers
    ‘ clothes dryers
    ‘ and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and
    ‘ man hadn’t yet walked on the moon

    Your Grandfather and I got married first, and then lived together. Every family had a father and a mother.

    Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, “Sir.”

    And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, “Sir.”

    We were before gay-rights, computer-dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.

    Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense.

    We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.

    Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege.

    We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.

    Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.

    Draft dodgers were those who closed front doors as the evening breeze started.

    Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends\ not purchasing condominiums.

    We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CD’s, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.

    We listened to Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President’s speeches on our radios.

    If you saw anything with ‘Made in Japan’ on it, it was junk.

    The term ‘making out’ referred to how you did on your school exam.

    Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, and instant coffee were unheard of. We had 5 & 10-cent (5 and dime) stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.

    Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel.

    And if you didn’t want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.

    You could buy a new Ford Coupe for $600, but who could afford one? Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.

    In my day:

    ‘ “grass” was mowed,
    ‘ “coke” was a cold drink,
    ‘ “pot” was something your mother cooked in and
    ‘ “rock music” was your grandmother’s lullaby.
    ‘ “Aids” were helpers in the Principal’s office,
    ‘ “chip” meant a piece of wood,
    ‘ “hardware” was found in a hardware store and.
    ‘ “software” wasn’t even a word.

    We were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby.
    We volunteered to protect our precious country.
    No wonder people call us “old and confused” and say there is a generation gap.

    How old do you think I am?

    Read on to see — pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time.

    Are you ready?????

    This woman would be only 61 years old .

    She would have been born in late 1952.

    GIVES YOU SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT.

    PASS THIS ON TO THE OTHER OLD ONES. �

  26. 56 anniebella
    October 29, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I just sent the View and Senator Lamar Alexander email.

    • 57 jacquelineoboomer
      October 29, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      Thank you, anniebella, Obama E-Mail Warrior! You never miss a beat.

      • 58 anniebella
        October 29, 2013 at 2:18 pm

        You are welcome jacquelineoboomer. That woman on the View this morning talking about Obamacare really piss me off with her lies. And Sen. Alexander have some dam nerve asking for Kathleen Sebelius to resign. I ask him if he ask for the resignation of the DHHS when G.W. Bush Medicare Part D Plan was rollout with plenty of glitches.

  27. 60 a night owl
    October 29, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    I guess the assumption was that people who bought cheap junk insurance did so because they NEED it, not because they LIKE it. Getting upset over gold, silver, or bronze plans replacing tin-plated plans is like, I dunno, preferring to eat cat food when you can totally buy hamburger!

  28. 66 Nena20409
    October 29, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    So now the spying done in Europe was probably done by EU intel?
    Jay would not confirm or deny.

  29. 67 willowood
    October 29, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I hope people have a few minutes to read this article…one that shows how IMPORTANT the ACA is to real families. Many physicians can tell you thousands of stories about patients forgoing medical care due to expense OR staying in jobs they hated and were psychologically devastating to them JUST to keep their medical care. Read I you have a spare minute.

    Steve Spriggs: It’s personal — not politics
    By Steve Spriggs

    Fresno Bee October 21, 2013

    2013-10-22T03:02:04Z

    “You need to get to Sacramento now. Your son was hit by a car on his bicycle. All I know is that he is alive, that he had emergency brain surgery and that he is in intensive care.” These are words that no parent can prepare for. It turned out that a 16-year-old driver had run a red light at 50 miles per hour. That was back in 2010 when our son Matthew was 22. Today he has two metal plates in his skull and suffers from symptoms of the traumatic brain injury. His lower leg was reconstructed using donor cadaver bone and multiple titanium rods and wires to hold it all together. Five disks in his lumbar spine are severely damaged, but doctors say he is too young to have the discs surgically fused.

    My son would have been dropped from my policy when he graduated from college, but the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allowed him to stay on our policy until his 26th birthday. Without it, we would be bankrupt today. Matt turns 26 in April and will be dropped from my policy. For decades the Congressional Republicans have done nothing to restrict insurance companies from insuring only healthy people. The rest of us continue to pay dearly when hospital emergency rooms provide basic health care for everyone else. Covered California provides my son with many insurance choices that exist nowhere else. As a father, I am relieved that my son now has a way to avoid becoming a burden upon society when I am gone.

    http://www.fresnobee.com/2013/10/21/3565529/spriggs-its-personal-not-politics.html

    • 68 utaustinliberal
      October 29, 2013 at 2:15 pm

      Hey Willowood, whenever you copy and paste an article, it should only be three or at the most, four paragraphs long and it should include the link to the article, so that people can click on the link to go to the website and read the rest of the article. If you copy and paste the entire article and with no link, then it is a violation of copyright law.

      I have shortened the article and put the link so that if others want to read the rest of the piece, they can go to article’s original site.

  30. 71 utaustinliberal
    October 29, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Well, lookey here.

  31. 76 jacquelineoboomer
    October 29, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Good day to you, Chips, and thanks for a brilliant post! Way to let the rest of us slackers and takers catch up!

  32. October 29, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    LAUGH BREAK:

  33. 81 utaustinliberal
    October 29, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    His tweet

    references this. Some of these allies like France, Germany, Spain, etc. are such hypocritical cowards. They’re the ones spying on their citizens and sending the information to the NSA. Yet they feign outrage.

  34. 82 utaustinliberal
    October 29, 2013 at 2:23 pm

  35. 83 utaustinliberal
    October 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm

  36. 84 utaustinliberal
    October 29, 2013 at 2:31 pm

  37. 85 utaustinliberal
    October 29, 2013 at 2:32 pm

  38. October 29, 2013 at 2:37 pm

  39. 87 Nena20409
    October 29, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Funny how the US Media focused on Germany and Angela Merkel? The Female Chancellor…….hmm?

    US has a POTUS who is always questioned, disrespected and assigned nefarious behavior? Hmm? I smell another wicked rat by the DC/NY media.

    US “tapping” Angela Merkel’s phone? I smell a rat.

    Now that it was Europe spying on their citizens…….who will apologize for this wicked erroneous reporting behavior?

  40. 89 Jovie
    October 29, 2013 at 3:25 pm


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