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  1. 1 yardarm756
    November 17, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I gotta be close?

  2. 12 Vicki
    November 17, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    These tweets pretty much tell us the whole true story.
    Long after the negative nellies and doubters are gone the ACA will be making Americans healthier and more secure.
    Knock yourselves out, Punidiots. Ohio is just about counted.

  3. 13 utaustinliberal
    November 17, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    So much WIN! This family is awesome.

  4. November 17, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Prayers go out those in Illinois, the storm is heading my way……

    • November 17, 2013 at 1:54 pm

      Oh my God, they are horrendous images.

      • 16 desertflower
        November 17, 2013 at 1:59 pm


        Dangerous ‘High Risk’ Midwest U.S. Tornado Outbreak Underway

        Source: Wunderground – Dr. Jeff Masters

        A rare and very dangerous late-season severe weather outbreak is underway over the Midwest U.S., where NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center is predicting a “High Risk” of severe weather–their highest level of alert–over most of Indiana and Illinois, plus portions of Southern Lower Michigan and Western Ohio. This is just the second “High Risk” forecast for 2013, and the area at risk of severe weather is unusually large. According to a list of all “High Risk” forecasts issued since 1984 maintained at Wikipedia, today’s High Risk area is the farthest north such a forecast has been issued so late in the year. A 992 mb low pressure system that was over Northern Illinois on Sunday morning will move northeast and rapidly intensify to 965 mb by Monday morning, dragging a strong cold front across the “High Risk” area on Sunday afternoon. Isolated supercell thunderstorms–the kind most likely to produce strong and violent tornadoes–are expected to form ahead of the front, and the SPC is expecting multiple long-track strong tornadoes to form during the early afternoon. Any tornadoes that form will be moving at highway speed–50 to 60 mph–and will be under low cloud bases around 2,000 feet, making these storms difficult to see and react to, particularly in wooded or hilly areas. If the sirens sound, seek shelter!

        Don’t worry people…global warming is a hoax.

      • November 17, 2013 at 2:02 pm

        I know, Chips! The idiots running the NFL, first didn’t cancel/delay the Bears game, and then waited until it was 50 minutes from a direct hit on the stadium!

        • 18 dotster3
          November 17, 2013 at 2:38 pm

          They did get everyone evacuated tho—–standing in the concourse—–waiting for game to resume in about 30 minutes. Some Bears fans looked like they were going to stay in their seats and drink their beers forever no matter what. Foolishly proving how tough they were, or something. The damage all about is horrific though—–300 homes in one small town said to be flattened to their foundations. Sending out mobile hospital units to these areas. It’s just been a horrible day—–wave after wave of warnings——one pattern would pass and another one would fire up—–have kept coming all day.

    • 19 utaustinliberal
      November 17, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      Yikes. Hope you and everyone in the tornado’s path stays safe. Sending good thoughts to everyone.

      • November 17, 2013 at 2:14 pm

        TY, UT. As of now I believe the worst of the storm is going to be 40miles NW of Indianapolis, but that is 4-5 hours from now…… my thoughts, along with yours & TOD’s are with those that have already been in the path of this destruction.

    • 21 yardarm756
      November 17, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      I’m in the middle of this mess right now. My windows are rattling and telco cables are swinging. I’m not sure if this post will even get out.

    • 30 hopefruit2
      November 17, 2013 at 2:15 pm

      LP be safe – didn’t realize you were also from that area.

    • November 17, 2013 at 2:44 pm


      Safe passage to everyone in storm’s path.

      Isn’t it unusual for tornadoes in Indiana/Illinois in mid-November?

  5. 33 utaustinliberal
    November 17, 2013 at 1:54 pm

  6. 34 anniebella
    November 17, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    They have delayed the Bears-Ravens game in Chicago because of the bad weatrher .

  7. November 17, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Go Saints!

    So, ok, when looking for a used car. Besides pricing male and model, what else would/do you look for? My main question: how many miles max would you look for? My current car has 95000 miles on it after almost 8 years. I’d prefer less than 30k, but at least 1/2 of my current miles…so like 45k

    • 36 Don
      November 17, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      lamh36, why would you buy a used car with 45k or even 30k miles on it? Assuming the car you currently have is paid off, why don’t you trade it in along with a down payment and get a new car which in the long run will save you money.

      • November 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm

        Agree, Don. Personally, I recommend Hyundai and though I’m not sure what your needs are, etc. highly recommend Hyundai Tucson. Small SUV, good gas mileage, low maintenance……and we go for Hyundai’s because the company has donated millions to childhood cancer research. My husband is on his 5th Hyundai and I went from a SUV (which I still miss) to the Hyundai Sonata (sedan) that is HYBRID. Love the hybrid!!!!

  8. November 17, 2013 at 1:56 pm

  9. 40 hopefruit2
    November 17, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Has anyone heard from Japa and/or cookemom? Japa usually doesn’t post on the weekends, but hopefully they are both okay. I think dotster is also from that region, but she’s been posting all morning and just recently, so I take it she’s okay.

    • 41 dotster3
      November 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm

      I”m ok—-just worn out from going up and down the basement stairs with every new warning— but JO’B is near the worst of the storms, I think.
      We have been lucky so far—–just a lot of debris and branches in our yard.

      • 42 hopefruit2
        November 17, 2013 at 3:34 pm

        Thanks for the update dotster and glad that you’re safe. Hope JO’B will be okay too.

      • 43 jacquelineoboomer
        November 17, 2013 at 4:17 pm

        Thanks for remembering that, dotster – We had two bursts of heavy rain and wind and hail here in River City, with a calm period in between. Blue sunny skies right now. No damage in our immediate area, but way too close for comfort! I had to go chase my wicker porch chair when the rain subsided, but I saved it! Glad everybody else in your/my area from TOD seems safe now, too.

        • 44 dotster3
          November 17, 2013 at 4:25 pm

          Nice heroic rescue of porch chair! Glad all is well with you. We had sun a bit ago but now——another system is firing up again——huge winds and nearly dark out. Sigh.

  10. November 17, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Faaaaaaaaaantastic tweets UT, thank yooooooou!

  11. November 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    A great collection of tweets.

  12. November 17, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    This is NWS of developing tornado outbreak

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  13. November 17, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    • 65 Nena20409
      November 17, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      Hi there Ms Chips. Your videography is hilarious. Your Danny looks like he’s loving it.

      Eric Wolfson was Spot on.

      Funny how the Media insists on Being “objective” yet subconsciously, the deep down seated racial animus wins over and over and they are exposed indisputably.

  14. November 17, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Going to try to avoid the inevitable for a few more hours…… some items from today.

    About sums up the state of *media* these days

    Don’t know much about Mayor Gray, but I like this……….. you better stay in line!

  15. 68 Nena20409
    November 17, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    IL has Tornadic weather last year. This year it was flooding and now, more Tornadic bad weather all over again.

    I hope that People are not hurt. Property can be replaced. Lives lost can never be replaced. I wish them warm thoughts, hugs and loads of prayers.

  16. 69 Nena20409
    November 17, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Per an article on HP

    Scott Walker, on one of the Sunday shows was Not Okay with Cruz, Rubio or Paul for 2016……Distraction chatter for the mindless BW Pundits.

    So Walker said no to Cruz, the Canadian born. No to Rubio the flip flopper. And No to Paul, the Plagiarizer.


    So Yes to David KOCHRaoches backed Scott Walker? Hmm?

  17. 70 dotster3
    November 17, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    My new grandbabe was a party girl last night—–went to a din party with her parents with some newly made friends in her neighborhood. My daughter said I would really like this couple—–they had an Obama poster covering their whole fridge. Grandbabe got a B+ for her party behavior——-perfect —-until—-they sat down for din—then had some behavior slippage. Timing was a typical baby trick, as I remember.

  18. November 17, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Thank you, UT, for all the thoughtful tweets and for including one of mine. Much appreciated!!


  19. 72 dotster3
    November 17, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Just as we suspected—-Obama’s fault—–as is everything…..

  20. 73 Nena20409
    November 17, 2013 at 3:02 pm


    ///////So BN is wanting a Military solution?////// The same broken record magical thinking since 1990s?//////

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that the plan currently being formulated by world leaders to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons will not be effective.

    “This is a bad deal,” Netanyahu said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

    He said that global leaders should increase sanctions on Iran, not loosen them.

    “I think, if you want a peaceful solution, as I do, then the right thing to do is ratchet up the sanctions,” he said. “Iran is practically giving away nothing. It’s making a minor concession, which they can reverse in weeks, and you endanger the whole sanctions regime that took years to make.”

    Netanyahu argued that an imperfect deal could backfire and force the U.S. and other to used the military option.

  21. 78 FormelyFRED
    November 17, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    hi TOD family,
    I encourage my fellow Chicagoans to PLEASE PLEASE seek shelter as fast as you possibly can.Things look very sketchy and don’t play with this
    Hope all is well.Chips thank you for the site
    I am doing well;started working part-time and anemia is not going away unfortunately
    I’ll see you all soon
    HZ I hope you are doing well

    until next time
    Fred 😉

  22. November 17, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    bbl … some errands to do … please stay safe everyone!!!

  23. November 17, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Afternoon, Obots!

    Thoughts with those in the tornadoes’ path. Us on the West Coast just have to worry about the eventual Big One (which is quite enough to worry about). I couldn’t imagine having to worry about tornadoes every year.

    On the home front, the missus successfully completed her first hospice shift. It was at a private home in Compton, nice family, the father had had a stroke and was on a trache. She is now collapsed in bed with the dog and two of our cats.

    • 81 a4alice
      November 17, 2013 at 5:56 pm

      she’s a hospice nurse LL? God bless her. Every time I’ve had to work with hospice in whatever situation it’s been they’ve always been the most caring nicest people. They are simply amazing and I have always been impressed and grateful. I’m sure your wife is the same way.

  24. 82 kathryn kivett
    November 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    stay safe everyone that are near these storms…….fighting the leaf battle and it sure is warm out…scary warm

    • November 17, 2013 at 3:41 pm

      Don’t know the temps in North Carolina now, but it’s cooler where I am (6 miles south of Reagan Library in CA) than the temps indicated in LP’s posts above.

      Seems we’re getting back to normal after 80-degree temps this past week.

      • 84 kathryn kivett
        November 17, 2013 at 4:50 pm

        it was l8 degrees Tues morning/45 day…. and it was 73 under cloudy skies this afternoon…now raining from that system that is in midwest but not predicting strong storms here….

  25. 85 Nena20409
    November 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm


    Hmm? Why is Rupert Murdoch not interested to purchase Forbes? Oh yeah, it has very little political influence, nationally.

  26. 87 utaustinliberal
    November 17, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Whoa…whoa….whoa….you football-holics, what is this? Is this a stunt? Is this for real? If it’s for real, then…..WTF?!?!

  27. November 17, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Just saw Hopefruit2’s post on previous thread re: protests against the MSM media.

    RWNJ and MSM are in lockstep in getting their message of the day out.

    Blocked a couple of them today, both referred to the liberal media bias. LOL.

  28. 92 dotster3
    November 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Father rushed to basement to be with his daughter when he heard the tornado coming in central Illinois. Within seconds he looks up the basement stairs and sees only daylight—–entire house gone, only the brick fireplace remained. He reports that his entire neighborhood is gone, all the houses flattened. Reports that hundreds of homes destroyed, nothing left. Emergency crews on scene to respond to reports that people are trapped in collapsed buildings. Reminded again that the power of these storms is unbelievable.

  29. 93 Jovie
    November 17, 2013 at 4:07 pm

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  31. November 17, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    For those on twitter, @wxbrad is a good source of tornado info.

    He answered my upthread question:

    • 96 Nena20409
      November 17, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      I wonder how Hurricane activities in 1992 and 2002 to the non-existence Hurricane activities in US in 2013?

    • 98 kathryn kivett
      November 17, 2013 at 4:57 pm

      Brad is my meteorologist……believe what he says

      • November 17, 2013 at 5:08 pm

        Isn’t he great?

        Saw in his twitter timeline that it was 70 degrees in Charlotte today, warmer than here in SoCal.

        • 100 kathryn kivett
          November 17, 2013 at 5:18 pm

          He sure is….how did you find him?….it was warmer than that here b/c I was sweating fighting those leaves. By the way, we had snow last week…I only counted 10 flakes but just a little S of Charlotte the ground was covered….

          • November 17, 2013 at 5:27 pm

            I started following him a year ago (plus) when the DNC was in Charlotte.

            There were forecasts of severe weather then, which thankfully didn’t materialize, but did put a damper on many plans (i.e., indoor instead of outdoor — another cause for MSM bashing of the President’s staff… oh, it’s sunny now, why is this event indoors — frustrating how MSM leap at opportunity to criticize our President, even for weather-related events — am done with the MSM).

            • 102 kathryn kivett
              November 17, 2013 at 5:33 pm

              Ok, that makes sense…..and me too about MSM…I remember that well and the way the Panther’s stadium is it would have been like Chicago stadium today.

  32. November 17, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Is BWD on vacation? She hasn’t tweeted since Nov. 13th. She’s probably pissed over what’s gone on the past few days with POTUS and Obamacare. I was infuriated myself so I get it. I hope that’s all it is. Hope she’s okay.

  33. 104 Nena20409
    November 17, 2013 at 4:56 pm


    Not a Sunday weekly occurrence these days by both Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers won? Okay…..I am waiting for Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders……… 😉

    Too much to ask for. I know.

  34. 105 kathryn kivett
    November 17, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Oh, by the way…………….I am a new Grandmama…..my new Grandpuppy is an 8 wk old tri colored Pembroke Welsh Corgi…his name is Leon and he joins my other two Granddogs, black labs, Maxine and Lucky and a grandparrot named Captain who talks and of course my two Grandchildren…I also have a red PW Corgi, named Sunny who is 8 yrs. old. I don’t know why I am telling y’all that except you share about your pets so I thought I would chime in……besides it gets my mind off the weather and RWNJs………oh, and one more thing…if you are considering getting a parrot DON’T….

  35. 106 carolyn
    November 17, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    The pictures of Illinois look all too familiar! This is heartbreaking. However, I know our president will do the right thing and rush aid to them as fast as he can….hopefully the stupid Congress won’t get in his way. These natural disasters are terrifying. All thoughts are with those affected. I have a cousin who lives near Dayton…..I’ll be contacting her soon. The bad weather map completely encompasses her area. So glad you people do have basements. They are life savers!!! I hate to think other people are going through what Moore, OK did…..

  36. 107 kathryn kivett
    November 17, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Now that I have bored all of you as much as I am……wanting to block all the political news that I can for today…..I am making mini loaves of Hawaiian Banana Bread for co-workers Christmas presents(freezing them)….see I tied that into politics since PBO is from Hawaii…and watching Christmas movies on Hallmark Channel….

    • 108 dotster3
      November 17, 2013 at 6:01 pm

      Sounds good and nice! What makes banana bread Hawaiian, asks me, a non-baking person? Sneak some pineapple in there, or something, so that plain ol’ banana bread deliciously becomes Hawaiian, like PBO?

      • 109 kathryn kivett
        November 17, 2013 at 7:10 pm

        3 cups plain flour, 2 cups sugar, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp cinnamon(dry)…mix 1 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 5 mashed bananas, 1 8oz can crushed pineapple,(undrained) 2 tsp vanilla…can add nuts, raisins, coconut….mix with dry only until mixed.. by hand……grease/flour mini loaf pans(5) or 2 regular bread pans…cook 45 minutes on 350 for mini pans(put them on cookie sheet)…1 hr l5 min for reg. pans…….no eggs…freezes well, easy peasy……wrap with press and seal, add ribbon and there you go…..very moist….you could add a palm frond with flowered ribbon to make it more politically correct ; ^ ) .

        • 110 dotster3
          November 17, 2013 at 7:27 pm

          Thanks for your yummy sounding recipe. But I think I count more than 3 ingredients, and that’s my cut-off. 🙂 Maybe I’ll feel industrious and bakey one day and try it—–and again, thanks for sharing your super secret recipe.

          • November 17, 2013 at 7:38 pm

            “I think I count more than 3 ingredients, and that’s my cut-off.”

            😆 My cut-off too Dotster, and that’s when I’m being adventurous, I generally can only cope with one ingredient. 😳

  37. 112 criquet
    November 17, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Hope the damage in Illinois is not as horrific as it looks and all TODers there are safe.

    On another note CNN has really circled the drain and needs a complete flushing.


  38. 115 anniebella
    November 17, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Comparing President Obama to that Mayor, what’s Lemon’s reason for that.

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