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A Tweet Or Two

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  1. 1 Dudette
    November 4, 2013 at 9:01 pm

  2. 6 Dudette
    November 4, 2013 at 9:03 pm

  3. 7 Dudette
    November 4, 2013 at 9:04 pm

  4. 11 Dudette
    November 4, 2013 at 9:06 pm

  5. 17 amk for obama
    November 4, 2013 at 9:06 pm

  6. November 4, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Congrats on 1st Dudette.

    Great tweets UT!

    Yes We Can

  7. November 4, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Congrats on first, Dudette! ………………O/T Here is a really awesome human interest story. I wish I had that kind of self-determination!

    Image and video hosting by TinyPic

    “I think its going to settle in later this week. I’ve put so much hard work into this. I am so incredibly happy with the win because I just wanted to close out the season with a win. It’s been a phenomenal experience,” she said. McFadden’s New York victory came Sunday in just 1:59:13 — a near record. McFadden was born in Russia in 1989 with spina bifida. She was adopted at age 6 and grew up in Maryland. After winning the New York City Marathon women’s wheelchair race in 2010, McFadden flew to the St. Petersburg orphanage where she spent her early childhood. She gave her Marathon gold medal to the orphanage’s director.

    “That experience for me was fulfilling,” McFadden said. “It’s about going back and showing your appreciation.”

    McFadden won three gold medals for the US in track and field at the London Paralympics, and now has a wheelchair marathon Grand Slam as well

  8. November 4, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Thank yooooooooooooooooooou Ut-a-roo!

  9. 33 Dudette
    November 4, 2013 at 9:10 pm

  10. November 4, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Under a strategy championed by Obama’s senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer, the White House has doubled its footprint on Twitter since July, giving official accounts on the social media web site to more than a dozen additional communications staffers. The White House’s Twitter army is the lead player in an intense war of messaging on social media in Washington, a conflict that also involves a range of lawmakers, bureaucrats, conservatives and liberals.
    Virtually every day, the White House is the focus of Twitter barbs from conservative groups such as the Heritage Foundation, online personalities such as Erick Erickson of RedState.com and Republican staffers such as Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner.

    But the White House operation stands alone in its aggressiveness, analysts say.

    “You never find an organization that is collectively this good at Twitter,” said Peter LaMotte, head of digital communications practice at Levick, who advises major corporations on using social media.

  11. November 4, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Politifact deemed this mostly true.

    Is the MSM so powerful in NJ that voters can close their eyes to what Christie truly is, what he has already done to the state, and what he will continue to do to the state if he’s re-elected tomorrow?

    • November 4, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      • 39 jackiegrumbacher
        November 4, 2013 at 9:46 pm

        It’s incomprehensible, Bob, and I can only assume that NJ voters are under some kind of spell or delusion. There will be a sharp awakening if he’s re-elected because he will start to veer more sharply right to please the Republican base and he will be absentee most of the time. I will say that this is going to be the last election he wins in NJ because by 2016 they will be sick of him and Democrats will come home and vote for the Dem nominee. If he gets as far as the nomination (which I doubt) he will lose his own state. I’m not the world’s best predictor, but I know this in my heart. Some day, New Jersey Dem voters will look back and say, “What were we thinking?”

        • November 4, 2013 at 9:56 pm

          If he’s re-elected, all the citizens of NJ are in for an even bigger ‘world of hurt’ than he’s already dumped on them, Jackie. But, if they don’t vote or vote for him they have no one to blame but themselves.

  12. 41 Nena20409
    November 4, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Congrats Dudette. You wear the color Gold very well.

    Congrats lady 😉

  13. November 4, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    …..Even so, Barrette’s take is a reminder that people can have a longer-view perspective about medical bills than pundits frequently assume. When I gave her a broad description of the plans available, she seemed interested. I noted that she’d be paying $100 or $150 extra a month for policies that still had high cost-sharing, so that she would still be a lot of money out of her own pocket. (I also made very clear that I’m not an insurance agent or broker—that, when she finally goes shopping for insurance, she should talk to a real expert for advice.) Here was her response: “I would jump at it,” she said. “With my age, things can happen. I don’t want to have bills that could make me bankrupt. I don’t want to lose my house.”

  14. 44 Ladyhawke
    November 4, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Yes, Glenn Greenwald, Brazil Spies on Other Countries, Too.

    By Bob Cesca

    ————————————-

    Nevertheless, Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff not only condemned the U.S. before the United Nations, but she also canceled her state visit to the White House in protest of NSA eavesdropping, thus amplifying the badly lop-sided and misleading reporting of Greenwald and others.

    With each of these stories, it becomes increasingly clear that certain reporters, including and especially Glenn Greenwald (who has become a minor hero in Brazil, by the way) are seeking to unilaterally cripple the U.S.’s ability to operate on the world stage — to make sure the U.S. as well as the U.K. are unable to do what most other industrialized nations are doing.

    ————————————-

    http://thedailybanter.com/2013/11/yes-glenn-greenwald-brazil-spies-on-other-countries-too/

  15. November 4, 2013 at 9:21 pm

  16. November 4, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    VOTE!!

  17. November 4, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Dotster posted a tweet on the last thread about Rand Paul’s manufactured opthalmology accreditation, which I’ve read is not new. Apparently this allegation has been swirling around since he ran for his Senate seat.

    Coupled with his boast of being non-truthful, you’d think that the GOP would get a clue; but they are blinded by their hatred of Dems and our current President that they are incapable of seeing obvious flaws in their golden candidates (think of the 2012 primary circus).

    https://twitter.com/McKenzieReport/status/397464309711659008

  18. 51 Dudette
    November 4, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Please, please, please follow follow DrRad if you’re on Twitter or Facebook!

    https://twitter.com/MillennialMinor/status/397464222843412480

  19. November 4, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Note to self: remember to pay for Ms. Chips’ photography classes – as soon as i find my imaginary trust fund. It is a matter of global security

  20. November 4, 2013 at 9:29 pm

  21. November 4, 2013 at 9:34 pm

  22. 60 amk for obama
    November 4, 2013 at 9:36 pm

  23. 62 desertflower
    November 4, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    LOLGOP ‏@LOLGOP 8m
    America. Where f*cking up a website is worse than purposely denying millions of working Americans health insurance. http://www.nationalmemo.com/5-obamacare-facts-republicans-dont-want-to-talk-about/
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  24. November 4, 2013 at 9:41 pm

  25. 67 amk for obama
    November 4, 2013 at 9:43 pm

  26. 68 99ts
    November 4, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Pierce – http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/chris-christie-is-a-chicken-110413

    The saga of big chicken

    “If anything drives me out of political blogging before my time, it is not going to be the continuing career of David Brooks. Nor will it be the continuing fantasias of Peggy Noonan, or the fact that Bill Kristol is apparently an incurable TV fungus. I could withstand all of those because it doesn’t look like the John Jameson folks are going out of business any time soon. No, what may be the final end is what is looming — and I do mean looming — before us: a full two-years of fiery bro-love among the media for Chris Christie, not merely among Republicans looking for a winner, but for Democrats who are prepared once again to fall for a straight-talkin’, two-fisted man o’ the people who you’d like to have a beer with, who runs up the score in a gubernatorial election, in large part because the national Democratic party abandons the Democratic candidate in the race to the wolverines. (Chris Matthews, to name only one obvious example, is already more than halfway in love.) The last time this happened we got C-Plus Augustus and his bottomless bag of horrors. They simply never will learn.”

    • 70 PoliticalJunkessa
      November 4, 2013 at 10:29 pm

      “A Big Chicken” indeed! 😆

      So many things going on with that race:
      1) It’s very hard to unseat an incumbent, especially when his favorables have been as consistently high as Christie’s;
      2) Christie knows his electorate very well and he plays the role of NJ wise guy to a T;
      3) the NJ Democratic Party is corrupt and most Dem office holders probably have deals with Christie;
      4) NJians have not felt enough pain and won’t care til they do, and it is coming;
      5) Christie made sure to hold Cory Booker’s election at a different time than the gubernatorial election (and Cory was has been a bit too complimentary to Christie in the past anyway, IMHO), guaranteeing a different electorate tomorrow than would have been if Booker was on the ticket;
      6) Barbara Buono seems to be a wonderful woman but she doesn’t seem to have the name recognition or campaign dynamic enough to penetrate the Christie mystique, even though the facts are on her side;
      7) Christie’s performance during Hurricane Sandy, including his embrace of PBO, will endear him to many NJians forever.

      The only solace I have about Chris Christie is that I highly doubt he would ever become President, no matter what the tone deaf media continue to tell us. His schtick would fail outside of the Garden State. I also would like to see the more progressive NYC, under the soon-to-be Mayor DeBlasio put some progressive pressure on NJ. Maybe the NJ Democratic party can be shaken up that way.

  27. 73 amk for obama
    November 4, 2013 at 9:45 pm

  28. 76 amk for obama
    November 4, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    With that, I am outta here.

  29. 81 Dudette
    November 4, 2013 at 9:59 pm

  30. 83 Dudette
    November 4, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    A moment of cheek-pinching cuteness from the 2008 Campaign
    ———————

    “You want a Persistent President” — Yes Sir, you’re right we still do and we appreciate your persistence and tenacity on behalf of the American people.

  31. 84 jacquelineoboomer
    November 4, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    • 85 Dudette
      November 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      Great Tweet!

      • 86 jacquelineoboomer
        November 4, 2013 at 10:39 pm

        Thanks, darlin’. He didn’t mean to exclude Joey in his tweet, but I had to remind him we’re still Ridin’ with Biden, too!

        • 87 nathkatun7
          November 4, 2013 at 11:44 pm

          “… I had to remind him we’re still Ridin’ with Biden, too!”

          Yes indeed, JOB! I’ve made it crystal clear that Joe Biden is my candidate to replace PBO! I don’t want to hear any thing about his age. He would not be older than either Ronald Reagan (2nd term) or John McCain. But he happens to be saner, physically fit and more humane than either one of them. Until VP Biden says that he is not running, I am with him all the way. I wrote him a letter urging him not to pay any attention to media pundits and some politicians who have already anointed Hillary Clinton as the next President. It’s We the People, and not the media pundits, who have the final say on who becomes President.

          • 88 jacquelineoboomer
            November 4, 2013 at 11:57 pm

            *It’s We the People, and not the media pundits, who have the final say on who becomes President*

            Yes, I totally agree. Joe would be a masterful President – just what we would need after President Obama. And, quite frankly, I gave it a hard look in ’08, and Hillary was not the candidate for me then, and still isn’t. I’d vote for her if she were the eventual nominee, but it would be a bitter pill to swallow. And then there’s Bill, yuck, Bill, no thanks, let’s not go back, let’s go FORWARD.

  32. 89 anniebella
    November 4, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Wonderful memories of the Obama girls.

  33. November 4, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Attention Bobfr, and the TOD brigade…….. A must read:

    From coast to coast, election contests are increasingly being influenced by well-funded nonprofit organizations that disclose little about their donors or how they operate.But new revelations in California provide an unusual look at one national network of such groups that helped move $15 million into ballot-initiative campaigns last fall while working hard to hide the identities of their prominent financial backers.

    A pair of conservative nonprofits at the heart of the effort were together fined a record $1 million after a year-long state investigation, while two political committees were ordered to repay the state for $15 million in donations they received. “It is clear that people are willing to use circuitous routes to avoid telling the voters who’s behind campaigns,” said Ann Ravel, a new Democratic appointee to the Federal Election Commission who helped oversee the California inquiry as a state official.

    Several of the advocacy groups at the center of the California case have played significant roles in national elections, including Americans for Job Security, Americans for Responsible Leadership and the American Future Fund. Those three groups have reported more than $68 million in campaign-related expenditures during the past two election cycles, according to data from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. Because they are set up as nonprofit organizations rather than political committees, the groups are not required to disclose their financial supporters to the FEC……….

  34. 92 anniebella
    November 4, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    I am hoping that POTUS, FLOTUS and the girls will be able to go to Hawaii for Christmas.

  35. 93 jacquelineoboomer
    November 4, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Gunman inside a mall in Paramus, NJ, according to Lawrence. Let’s pray and send good thoughts up, for everybody’s safety.

  36. 103 JER
    November 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    LIVE NOW: Reports of shots fired at a mall, Paramus, New Jersey – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  37. 104 jacquelineoboomer
    November 4, 2013 at 10:34 pm

  38. 105 hopefruit2
    November 4, 2013 at 10:35 pm

  39. November 4, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    I suppose if I had the stomach for it, I would have been doing what is clearly not an accident — i.e., ensuring that Christie wins tomorrow.

    Without doubt, his lust for the Presidency is unbounded. And, Cruz and Rand hate him with a passion.

    All three are based in failed States. The failure of those three States to create jobs, protect rights of women and minorities, educate and feed children, care for Vets, etc., is already abundantly obvious and will only become more so between in the months/years, ahead.

    If you think the 2012 Party of Greed, Koch & Adelson Primary was ugly, having these three trashing each other, month after month for the next 3 years will far eclipse anything we witnessed, ever.

    For Christie to be defeated tomorrow would seriously undermine the above dynamics. I fervently hope for a Buono upset – for the sake of the people of NJ, BTW!!

    But, if he wins, get ready for the most vicious Presidential primary in the history of US politics which happens to be –> A Machiavellian Dem strategist’s fondest dream.

    Unfortunate how many citizens of NJ,TX & KY are going to suffer the EVIL of these three between now and 2017, but fact is elections have consequences and those folk deserve what they get for either voting for these sumbags or for not voting at all.

    • 107 PoliticalJunkessa
      November 4, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      I’m with you Bob. They keep pumping up Christie so much that I don’t think his ego would be able to resist running. However, like I said upthread, his NJ wiseguy schtick wouldn’t even get him so far as across the Holland Tunnel into NYC in a presidential race. I don’t care how much weight he loses, he’d still be the crappy bully with a dismal record that would repel most of the country. Every nook and cranny of his past and personality would be exposed and that would be some ugly *@#! The GOP fist fight would be a highly entertaining (albeit disturbing) spectacle, though. Maybe that would be enough of a rebuke to the NJ voters who put this buffoon in that they wouldn’t make such a mistake again. Hopefully!

      • November 4, 2013 at 11:03 pm

        Couldn’t agree with you more, PJ!!!

      • 109 nathkatun7
        November 5, 2013 at 12:36 am

        You know PJ, Christie came here in CA, in 2010, to campaign for Meg Whitman and and his bully schtick turned off lots of people including the media people. He yelled at people asking questions Meg Whitman, calling them stupid. Guess what, although Whitman vastly outspent Jerry Brown, she lost miserably. The Beltway pundits and the Eastern press may be in love with this bully Christie, but I don’t think he would go very far as a presidential candidate yelling at teachers, veterans, and the media.

    • 111 ERICFIVE
      November 4, 2013 at 11:29 pm

      I agree that Christie sucks, but to lump New Jersey with the likes of Texas and Kentucky seems a bit of a stretch (minorities can vote freely in NJ and abortion is still legal). While New Jersey is a somewhat reliable blue state in Presidential elections, it has a long history of electing Republican governors. As for Christie’s presidential ambitions, I don’t think he has the temperament to run a successful Presidential campaign. He also probably won’t make it out of the GOP primaries. He will most likely be another Huntsman type who will never be accepted by the Tea Partiers (many of whom blame Christie for Romney’s loss). If you think the people running against Christie will not use those photos of his standing with PBO during Hurricane Sandy, I have a bridge to sell you.

      • 112 jacquelineoboomer
        November 4, 2013 at 11:51 pm

        ^^^ THIS!!!

      • 113 nathkatun7
        November 5, 2013 at 12:55 am

        Well said, ERICFIVE! After Romney’s loss, I don’t think teabag Republicans will be in any mood to settle for another North Eastern governor as a Republican Presidential nominee. In addition to his pissing off right wingers for his praise of President Obama during hurricane Sandy, Christie has also pissed off Rand Paul’s teabag libertarian followers by attacking their hero. The media can build up Chris Christie all they want, but he isn’t likely to be the Republican nominee in 2016. He is likely to end up as another Rudy Julianne!

      • 114 99ts
        November 5, 2013 at 1:05 am

        The republicans who appear saner (not that they are) are more likely to win a country wide primary contest than the Tea Partiers. Christie may not win in a local or state wide primary – but across the US – a likely winner. His health issues may stop the candidate – little else will. Christie is much better known throughout the country than Huntsman ever was – I don’t think they are comparable.

        • 115 ERICFIVE
          November 5, 2013 at 1:44 am

          They are very comparable in the fact that they were friendly toward PBO (Huntsman worked for the administration and Christie had a “bromance” with PBO during Hurricane Sandy). Not sure I understand what you mean by “country wide primary contest”. The GOP presidential primaries are held on a state by state basis and during primaries the TP GOP base has its most influence. That is why during 2012 primaries Romney was forced to move to the extreme right to win the nomination. If Romney worked for the PBO administration (like Huntsman did) or was publicly friendly toward PBO (like Christie was) there is no way he would have won the nomination. You are correct that Christie is better known than Huntsman, but he is infamous among the Tea Party set for (in their view) helping PBO win reelection.

  40. 116 Sue in Seattle
    November 4, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    I might have missed this, but just in case no one’s posted President Obama’s speech today at an event in Washington hosted by OFA re healthcare, here’s the video (not sure if it will post correctly), so if not, I found this 20 minute version at:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/video/obama-urges-promotion-of-health-care-law-benefits-PHP6n2D_SjeopIAQNerfAA.html/

    Here’s the video embed code I used for the video (crossing fingers):

  41. 119 jacquelineoboomer
    November 4, 2013 at 10:44 pm

  42. 120 amk for obama
    November 4, 2013 at 10:44 pm

  43. 121 amk for obama
    November 4, 2013 at 10:44 pm

  44. 122 jacquelineoboomer
    November 4, 2013 at 10:46 pm

  45. 124 amk for obama
    November 4, 2013 at 10:52 pm

  46. 125 jacquelineoboomer
    November 4, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Another honest and decent man, looks like, switching from R to D! Just saw him on Lawrence’s show, and he looks humble and real. Hope he gets elected in NC in 2014!


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