A Tweet Or Two











68 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”

  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    November 12, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Really? Lottery ticket coming up.

  2. November 12, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Former President Bill Clinton sent just two e-mail messages during his time in the White House, so he might not be the best authority on the Internet and technology, he said Wednesday (2/15/11)

    All of which is moot, however, when you see these photos. The man may have sent two emails only, but he knew how to look good using a computer. Such confidence! Such enthusiasm! So many computers! http://gawker.com/5762812/the-two-emails-bill-clinton-sent-during-his-presidency/

  3. 18 Obama Grandmama
    November 12, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Late night hanger-ons?

  4. November 12, 2013 at 11:09 pm

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  7. November 12, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    O/T Random “news” items: Still recovering from this *devastating news

    I hope the Manager doesn’t end up like the Brazilian gentleman a few weeks ago…

  8. 31 amk for obama
    November 12, 2013 at 11:20 pm

  9. 33 amk for obama
    November 12, 2013 at 11:33 pm

  10. 35 amk for obama
    November 12, 2013 at 11:33 pm

  11. November 12, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    So awesome!!!

    “Wow, you know, I was sitting there this whole time with my mom … and I was thinking I’m not going to cry, I’m going to be fine, but then the kids started singing,” Lady Gaga said before turning around to address the students and choir director Gregg Breinberg.

    “And you did a fantastic job, you really did, it was amazing what you did. You should keep doing all that hard work and all that rehearsal and stay close to your teacher because these are the things that will carry you into your future,” Gaga continued.

  12. 37 MightyPamela
    November 12, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    G’day! G’night!

  13. 38 amk for obama
    November 12, 2013 at 11:39 pm

  14. 39 amk for obama
    November 12, 2013 at 11:48 pm

  15. 40 globalcitizenlinda
    November 12, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    There are days when I decide not to say publicly much about a very annoying event & today is one of those days.

    I am trying to br..eeeeeeeeeee..ath through these nonsensical utterances while keeping my mouth shut for today.

    It is hard.

  16. November 12, 2013 at 11:51 pm

  17. 42 amk for obama
    November 12, 2013 at 11:51 pm

  18. 44 amk for obama
    November 12, 2013 at 11:55 pm

  19. November 13, 2013 at 12:07 am

    bbl … time to prepare some dinner ….

  20. 46 Judith Fardig
    November 13, 2013 at 12:21 am

    I hate it when Democrats don’t give President Obama their full-throated support. Didn’t you people learn anything from the government shutdown debacle about sticking together and putting blame where it belongs?

    • 47 nathkatun7
      November 13, 2013 at 1:26 am

      Thank you Judith for Speaking TRUTH! I have written my Senator, Diane Feinstein, strongly expressing my displeasure with her joining the right wing efforts to undermine President Obama. It’s really amazing that of all elected Democratic officials, it’s the Governor of a Red sate Kentucky who has consistently had the President’s back. It’s also the Insurance Commissioner of KY who has zeroed in on the shady practices of Insurance companies that are raising people’s premiums and then blaming the raises on Obama Care. I urged Sen. Feinstein and Sen. Barbara Boxer and my Rep. Susan Davis, to investigate the Insurance companies.

    • 48 anniebella
      November 13, 2013 at 5:04 am

      With friends like these Dems, who need the Republicans.

  21. November 13, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Three definitive signs the Apocalypse is near……

    Brooklyn, meet Beijing

    This my friends sold for $58 Million dollars……….. I rest my case!

  22. November 13, 2013 at 12:40 am

    President Obama is a “BOSS”

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    Ok, GN TOD.

    • 52 jacquelineoboomer
      November 13, 2013 at 1:23 am

      And probably for all but Chuck Hagel, every one of those military leaders is anxious as hell being there! Their careers are in his competent hands. Thank God!

  23. November 13, 2013 at 1:40 am

    Washington state is making health exchange work

    ….Mansfield was one of 100 uninsured women and men who flocked to an aging community center here on a drizzly afternoon and signed up for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, as Obamacare is formally known. They were part of the Washington Healthplanfinder’s “mobile enrollment tour.”

    More than 55,000 people in Washington state enrolled in health coverage in October — most in Medicaid — and about 40,000 more applied for coverage, making the Evergreen State one of the brightest success stories in the rocky national rollout of the federal health law…..

    ….In addition to the enrollment tour, which brought a long, white trailer filled with workstations, laptops and enrollment assisters to cities throughout the state, Washington Healthplanfinder has wooed young and healthy residents with android and iPhone apps and an appearance Tuesday at the University of Washington by Seattle’s own Chris Walla, guitarist with Death Cab for Cutie…..

  24. November 13, 2013 at 1:48 am

    I’ve been sick a few days so sorry if you posted anything I have. Just roaming the Internet and sharing.

    Bill Clinton Is Wrong. This Is How Obamacare Works.

    Bill Clinton has been one of Obamacare’s most effective advocates—the “Secretary of Explaining Things,” as President Obama famously called him. But in a new interview already getting attention and sure to get more, Clinton didn’t explain things very well. He made a statement that’s likely to create some misimpressions about the possibilities of health care reform, while giving the administration and its allies yet another political headache…..

    ….In the interview, with Ozy Media, the former president fielded a question about the health care law. “The big lesson,” he said, “is that we’re better off with this law without it.” He went on to put the technological problems of healthcare.gov into some perspective: Medicare Part D had similar problems, he noted, “and they fixed it.” And he made a plea with Republican lawmakers to stop blocking the expansion of Medicaid. Fine, fine, and fine.

    But then Clinton made news. He said that some young people facing higher premiums under the new system should have the right to keep their old plans, even if it requires a change in the law. Clinton framed it carefully:….

    ….Clinton’s statement makes it seem as if there is some simple way to let people keep their current plans—to avoid any disruption in the existing non-group market while still delivering the law’s benefits. As readers of this space know, no such magic solution exists…..

  25. November 13, 2013 at 2:38 am

    Obama appoints new energy and climate change advisor

    WASHINGTON — Dan Utech, a long-time Washington insider, has been named as President Obama’s new advisor on energy and climate change, a White House official said…..

    …For the last 3 1/2 years, Utech has played a significant role in developing and implementing much of the President’s energy and climate agenda. In his new position, which he will begin Monday, Utech will also have to explain to the public the administration’s stand on often-contentious energy and environmental issues, such as the Keystone XL oil pipeline and new rules to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants….

    ….Environmentalists welcomed Utech’s appointment. “Dan Utech is a leader, a seasoned expert, and the right person for this critical energy and climate post,” said Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council. “He’s well-suited to carry forward the policies our country needs to expand clean energy, cut carbon pollution, address climate change and protect health.”….

    Enviros give a thumbs-up to Obama’s new climate chief

    Enviros seem to like the guy….

    Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune: “Dan Utech has been engaged in critically important debates on energy and environmental issues for years, bringing with him a unique blend of hill experience and technical knowledge of the energy industry. A seasoned hand in the energy world, he has also helped implement some of the Obama Administration’s most significant actions on our climate crisis and has the experience needed to ensure a smooth transition following Heather Zichal’s exceptional service.”

  26. November 13, 2013 at 2:46 am

    Nov. 12 post. I copied a long quote but there was so much good stuff it was hard to choose.

    What’s Trying to Emerge?

    ….The insurance reforms, theExchanges, the Medicaid expansion, the subsidies, and the mandate – all of these are in place. And they aren’t going away. The ACA will not be repealed. It will not be defunded. It is here to stay. Inevitably enrollment on the Exchanges will grow – the CBO estimates 22 million enrollees by 2016.

    Could the ACA collapse of its own weight, due to an insufficient number of under 35s’ signing up? Conservatives will tell you this ad infinitum, but it won’t happen. First, 90% of the uninsured have incomes no more than 200% FPL, and subsidies at those income levels cover most or all of the premiums. The reason young uninsured’s don’t buy insurance is because they can’t afford it. Now they can. Second, all of the forced cancellations happening now that end up migrating to the Exchanges -the CBO estimates this number at 2 million – have been individually screened and underwritten in the old individual market, and will certainly help strengthen the new Exchange risk pools. Third, unlike an insurance “death spiral”, where people facing higher premiums drop out, causing premiums to rise more, etc., people receiving subsidies in the new Exchanges (60-70% of the total) are protected against premium increases as discussed above. A Death Spiral will NOT happen. The ACA will NOT collapse. It is here to stay. And by 2016 it will be thriving.

    What about now? Will this picture come clear by November 2014? I think the odds are high that the outlines of all the above will be clear by summer, making the ACA a powerful weapon against the GOP in the mid-terms…..

    And the icing on the cake? The cost curve is really and truly bending. In providing incentives for providers to move from fee-for-service to value based care delivery and billing, the ACA has set off a largely unrecognized healthcare productivity revolution that will go on for a long time.

    Turns out Government can do some things extraordinarily well: they can change a very large system’s incentive structure to get all the players to innovate and move in the same direction, which is to increase productivity by reducing system utilization and complexity of care. This has never really happened before in US healthcare. It’s happening now. And the ACA has a lot to do with it.

    So what is trying to emerge from the fog of political war? A gold mine of help to the poor and the middle class, and to the country’s economy by helping to tame healthcare costs; and this gold mine is the much maligned ACA!

  27. November 13, 2013 at 3:02 am

    This is a really interesting interview from October with futurist James Burke about the NSA. He said when street numbers came out in the 1820’s there were riots because people didn’t want others to know their address.

    Tomorrow’s world + the NSA: James Burke reflects

    ….So you’re unperturbed by the NSA and the Edward Snowden revelations and all that?

    We’ve been doing that since we left the caves. Anybody who thinks that governments have not been taking what they can about public behaviour, they haven’t understood the political process.

    Of course everyone does it, of course they’ve always done it. Seems to me the press has jumped on the idea that people are snooping without recognising that the amounts of data are so gigantically enormous that there is no way that the NSA cares a rat’s ass about me or you…..

  28. November 13, 2013 at 3:17 am

    Nov. 12. Tears Lara Logan and the 60 Minutes Benghazi segment to shreds


    ….There are really two charges against CBS: that they were duped, and that the segment itself was an example, to borrow Logan’s terms, of misinformation, confusion, and intense partisanship. Journalists make mistakes; sources lie…..

    ….It’s a sad aspect of this story that Logan claims the segment was more than a year in the making. Where did the time go? In the fairly long piece, Logan fails to offer any real statement about the Administration’s perspective. Only two other people are interviewed on camera. ….

    ….This is Benghazi, the story that burns all sides, those who use it as a weapon as well as their targets. (It seems to hurt less if one has no shame or a serious primary challenger, as is the case with Lindsey Graham.) That is largely because of how they pick their battles: Sunday-morning talking points; what word the President used; demands for more documents without, it would seem, the willingness to actually read what they say. ….

  29. November 13, 2013 at 3:39 am

    Interesting article saying CBS more afraid of conservatives than liberals. I think 60 Minutes audience is more likely to be Obama supporters than conservatives. If Issa can drag this out then so can we!! 🙂

    Why Lara Logan Won’t Lose Her Job

    ….After insisting for weeks that everything in its story checked out, CBS finally conceded that the contractor, one Dylan Davies, was lying to them and through them to their audience. On Sunday night, Logan delivered an extraordinarily half-assed on-air apology, full of passive verbs and obfuscations plainly intended to minimize the whole thing; most critically, it gave no indication that CBS is going to make any effort to figure out why it happened. So who’s going to be punished for this enormous screw-up? I’ll tell you who: Nobody…..

    ….Logan sounded less like a journalist who values the perception of fairness and objectivity and more like a right-wing radio host. But that doesn’t necessarily mean she was incapable of subsequently producing careful, accurate reporting on the topic. The problem is, she didn’t…..

  30. 62 amk for obama
    November 13, 2013 at 5:52 am

    Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd quits politics


    • 63 99ts
      November 13, 2013 at 6:27 am

      What a mincemeat of a speech he made. EVERY time a political leader’s party loses an election – but he/she retains their seat – we get hit with a by election. They pick up their toys and go home – showing that they cannot handle a defeat indicates to me it is just as well they lost.

      At least the people in Rudd’s electorate should get someone much better at the job.

  31. 66 Jovie
    November 13, 2013 at 7:27 am

    If not then what what’s his next move? Not saying this report is correct but what if website still ain’t working?
    Does Sebelius get canned? Does he pause the regulations for ACA ? At any rate this is a joke…

    • November 13, 2013 at 7:50 am

      I have yet to see ANY website that works perfectly 100% of the time for 100% of the people using it. It is my understanding that the website is working NOW; just not as well as everyone would like. My question is, have there been significant improvements? Is it closer to working “fully” than not? Is the criteria that makes it “fully” functional something that is necessary to allow people to sign up for insurance, or something that would just be nice to have?

      I see frustration coming from this administration, but not panic. The panic mode is being served up by the MSM. I have yet to see a positive story coming through the media, or a story that doesn’t have a “but” (usually given more emphasis than the positive). Do we feed off the negativity that is the daily fare on the MSM’s menu or do we look to the administration for the information we need?

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