A Tweet or Two















219 Responses to “A Tweet or Two”

  1. 1 vcprezofan2
    January 13, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    HI again?

  2. January 13, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    vc, you just can’t be beaten 😀

  3. 11 utaustinliberal
    January 13, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Fantastic ObamaCare news.

    Code pink? Go burn in hell.

    • January 13, 2014 at 7:52 pm

      President Obama has made it clear that he wants to close down Guantanamo Bay. I wish those of us on the left would give him credit for that and put pressure on those who are working to keep Guantanamo open. IT’S NOT OBAMA’S FAULT.

  4. January 13, 2014 at 7:06 pm

  5. January 13, 2014 at 7:09 pm

  6. 16 99ts
    January 13, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    The war on women is ongoing in the GOP world – why am I not surprised. – Pic looks almost 100% the white American brigade – also too.

    And – they have obviously been giving some ideas to a few politicians down under – why is it that women and non-whites have to refight every battle for freedom and equality that they have been fighting since year 1. It never ends.

  7. January 13, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    “We need to be aware of this – not because it allows us to demonize those who play hardball (that plays right into the game) – but to recognize how we get played by them. It is their use of innuendo leading to emotional hysteria that divides us and keeps us distracted from dealing with the real issues of the day. Every time we play into that – we feed their power game.”

    Wise words – absolutely essential to internalize and behave accordingly.


    • 18 jackiegrumbacher
      January 13, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      Bob, that was an excellent article by Smartypants. The president has given us master classes in how to deal with the bullies, the liars and the hardball players. He’s the model that we have to remember when we’re tempted by fear, anger and panic. Recognize and acknowledge what they are doing, then rename it, diminish it, promote ridicule and bring people to your side. None of us can be as masterful at this as PBO–he is world class– but we sure can do better than we do.

  8. January 13, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    And in lambs to the slaughter news, Marianne Williamson (yes, *that* Marianne Williamson) is running against Henry Waxman as an emo-puritan.

    • 20 jackiegrumbacher
      January 13, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      LL, this is just abject stupidity. It infuriates me that free floating idiots think they can challenge liberal Dems from the left, while great swaths of our country can’t find one Democrat to run against Republican incumbents.

  9. 21 yardarm756
    January 13, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I love this but not sure about the diamond thingy though. 😀

  10. January 13, 2014 at 7:19 pm

  11. January 13, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    About all these Dems releasing all their emails and faxes with regards to Governor Krispy Kreme:

    All the Dems who haven’t been licking Christie’s boots and have been
    disgusted by watching other Dems kiss his ass….they have been waiting for this moment. They have just been sitting there, seething, waiting for the moment that they can torpedo Gov. Krispy Kreme.

    And hell no, now that they have their opening, they’re going all in.

    This isn’t done….no way, no how.

    They’re just getting started.

    • 26 jackiegrumbacher
      January 13, 2014 at 9:47 pm

      Rikyrah, to me, it’s too little too late. They should have had the guts to be more vocal earlier on so that Christie did not “win” a second term. They are stuck with this guy now.

  12. January 13, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Seems that Jovie and I aren’t on this blog at the same time, but I did see his earlier post today about Gov Christie’s poll numbers.

    NBC polls seem to skew to the right, even more than Gallup or Rasmussen, if that’s possible.

    Here’s a local poll:

    Here’s the NBC poll that Jovie posted earlier (taken with a grain of upChuck salt, methinks):

  13. January 13, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    Because it’s Monday and I’m in a mood:

    • 29 99ts
      January 13, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      In my case it’s because I forgot to leave them in the car & they won’t fit in the handbag/wallet – I hate large size handbags & carry the smallest possible.

    • 30 nospin
      January 13, 2014 at 8:24 pm

      or you misplaced your regular glasses and only have the prescription sunglasses to fall back on.

    • 33 jackiegrumbacher
      January 13, 2014 at 9:49 pm

      Well, LL, if they old enough, it’s also a sign of cataract surgery. Any light at all, even overhead ones, bothered my eyes after the surgery. Still have a hard time in harsh lights and it’s been three years.

      • January 13, 2014 at 9:50 pm

        Oh, no, this was a an overentitled yuppie who was incensed that it would take time to have a book transferred here from another library. Normally I’m super helpful; this time I did just the bare minimum.

  14. 35 utaustinliberal
    January 13, 2014 at 7:49 pm

  15. January 13, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Also, I hope 99ts drops by this thread.

    She’s mentioned a couple of times why it took 4 months for the Christie bombshell to drop, and it looks like its a “paperwork” snag aka FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) that allows the press to request information (such as government e-mails), but it takes awhile for requests to be fulfilled.

    (Sean Boburg is the reporter who got the scoop by publishing the Christie-Port Authority emails on Jan 8):
    “About a dozen public-records requests pushed the story forward, says Boburg, who describes an interesting dynamic in prying documents from the Port Authority. Since it’s a bistate entity filled with political appointees of various loyalties, it’s tough to get records requests through the thicket. That same dynamic, however, ensures that some of the records being sought formally get leaked informally. ‘There were documents leaked to us several times that would be responsive [to public document requests] if they had actually supplied the documents,’ says Boburg, noting that the formal response from the Port Authority has been to seek more time to fulfill the requests.

    • 37 99ts
      January 13, 2014 at 8:32 pm

      “I hope 99 drops by this thread” – does a fish live in water?

      The cover up by the Port Authority shows up in every email after the one of Dec 13 by Foye. No-one in media/management positions in the PA look good in those emails. Foye send just the one sane email – then the coverup – by everyone – started.

      They were initially covering for their own – but who they were finally covering for is yet to be known. The initial goal was to get past the election and taking months to reply to FOI requests is how it is done. The Port Authority media staff also refused to answer any questions from the media about the lane change – and for the first 4 days they refused to answer questions from anybody – including Mayors & members of the legislature.

      They obviously didn’t learn enough from Palin. All the FOI requests made in Alaska took years – and the resulting releases were 90% black lines.

      I want to know why some organizations (govt or private) use other than their official email – it opens up a path for this activity. Wildstein sent a number of official emails to his private account – so he could forward them elsewhere??? Answer them outside of the PA???

      • 38 jacquelineoboomer
        January 13, 2014 at 9:32 pm

        I don’t really know the specific answer to your last question, but government records are subject to archiving (and retrieval during FOIA requests, for example) and I believe one’s personal email accounts are not.

        FOIA requests for federal (versus state) documents are under a much shorter timeline. Different rules – some shady!

        • 39 99ts
          January 13, 2014 at 9:45 pm

          Hi JoB – my daughter and grandbabe are supposed to be visiting – I am still waiting for the day when they arrive vaguely near the time they mention 🙂 – FOIA requests in my world probably work in exactly the same way – but I do know many who work for govt (lots of family folks included) who are told in direct words they can only use their official email. Of course, these are folks lower down the employment scale – the little people are help responsible – but who knows about the bosses?

          • 40 jacquelineoboomer
            January 13, 2014 at 9:46 pm

            Govt employees here are told the same thing for official business matters. So when it’s not done, it calls for the questions you raised and other questions!

          • 41 jacquelineoboomer
            January 13, 2014 at 9:47 pm

            We’re going to Chuck E Cheese for my great grandson’s third birthday tomorrow – ha! Wish me luck. I shall eat pizza and drink soda and smile and watch the mother and grandfather and others do all the running around, after the little ones!

            • 42 99ts
              January 13, 2014 at 9:55 pm

              I’m going to have to look up Chuck E Cheese on the intertubes – cause to the best of my knowledge that has not moved down under. When my daughter discovered MacDonalds for birthdays I used to drink their coffee. I always like their drip coffee – I haven’t been there since that disappeared. I used to travel alot for work & the coffee and clean toilets were very useful 🙂

              On the other topic – I just tuned in to Rachel (slightly late) – she is so enjoying the Christie story – but I’m pleased she has a segment on the WV water. Has to be the first time I have watched MSNBC in many moons

            • 43 99ts
              January 13, 2014 at 11:17 pm

              I just checked that out – don’t think we have anything like that in my world – no doubt it will turn up at some time. I would think the noise levels could be high!

    • 44 99ts
      January 13, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      And now I have read the article – wow – independent news ownership – no wonder the GOP support the billionaires owning the media

  16. 45 susanne
    January 13, 2014 at 7:56 pm


    ‘ The House on Monday moved full steam ahead with a bill that would curb the regulatory powers of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Energy and Power Subcommittee marked up the Electricity Security and Affordability Act from Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), and the bill is expected to receive a vote Tuesday on the House floor.

    The bill would push back against what Republicans say is the Obama administration’s “War on Coal” and require more transparency from the EPA. ‘

    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/legislation/195308-house-moves-to-vote-on-epa-bill-tuesday#ixzz2qKVxsbUn
    Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook

    • 46 jackiegrumbacher
      January 13, 2014 at 9:54 pm

      Well, Susanne, House Republicans love to waste time. This bill will die in the Senate and if it ever got as far as the WH, would be vetoed.

  17. January 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Last week TODville commented on some photos of Bridget Anne Kelly, the fired Christie staffer. I reserve judgment on those photos — how many of us would look our sunny best when multitasking in front of the media?

    I can’t find the reference now, so I must have seen it on MSNBC, but I’ve heard reference to her 4 children. If she’s got 4 children, they must be pretty young, so she’s definitely a dynamo with energy to spare. I mentioned before that I’m in agreement with BobFR that she should receive protective services.

    Here’s a more flatteringly photo of her along with details of her tenure as a Republican operative in NJ:

    • 48 TrumpDog
      January 13, 2014 at 8:16 pm

      She has kids yet acted cruel and uncaring that there were children stuck in traffic because their parents were Buono voters. Pretty shitty.

    • 49 99ts
      January 13, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      The way towards/through the glass ceiling often has women having powerful men as their mentors – not realizing when things happen – they will feel the heat. I still wonder who decided that particular email should see the light of day – someone who wasn’t prepared to take the blame alone?

      • 50 jacquelineoboomer
        January 13, 2014 at 10:44 pm

        Actually, I always found the way through the real glass ceiling (the mutual respect part) often has women BEING mentors to powerful men!

        One of my favorite quotes is something like “There’s nothing more exhilarating than the inexperienced giving advice to the experienced.” Ha! I used to love that.

        (So glad I don’t work in an office environment any more – all the politics and diplomacy and tact required of ya each and every day! Know the feeling?)

        • 51 99ts
          January 13, 2014 at 10:56 pm

          In my days of govt work – that was probably the case in middle management – I always had more men than women working for me – but all my bosses at the top were men

          • 52 jacquelineoboomer
            January 13, 2014 at 11:04 pm

            I had both. One of my female bosses was a DISASTER, making it “look bad” for other women, from my “women’s movement” perspective. But I would have put my hand in the fire for a few others, so it all evened out.

          • 53 jacquelineoboomer
            January 13, 2014 at 11:06 pm

            This recollection just made me laugh to myself. Had a retired Navy chief working for me once. At my farewell party (when I transferred to another state), he said there were two women who had “the most” influence on encouraging him to try new things in his life … one was me and the other was his second-grade teacher. So, apparently, I may have been speaking to him like he was a second grader, but he seemed happy about it, so, hey. 🙂

            • 54 99ts
              January 13, 2014 at 11:14 pm

              But were you smarter than a 2nd grader 🙂 🙂

              And – mmmm – I think I may get a text saying the grandbabe won’t be visiting today – which means I will much miss seeing her – but I never want to be one of those who demands a visit every week or whatever – so my texts always say “no worries”

              • 55 jacquelineoboomer
                January 13, 2014 at 11:26 pm

                I know what you mean about not making any demands, because that’s no fun.

                Also, from day one (23 years ago) of being a grandmother, I always knew I would never “compete” with the other grandmother. Puts the child in the middle, which wasn’t for me, and leads to “top this” stuff, which some women seem to thrive on, sad to say. Me? I already “knew” I’d be their favorite – ha ha!

                • 56 99ts
                  January 13, 2014 at 11:46 pm

                  Not sure it is a benefit, but at the minute my grandbabe is raised in a single parent family – so no competition there – we love them both enough for 2 families 🙂 Just another reason why becoming a grandmother was somewhat unexpected – so glad I found out about such things 🙂

                  On another topic – do wish someone would hear from Dudette – miss her late posts & hope all is well.

    • 57 LDS
      January 13, 2014 at 11:46 pm

      As as one mother to another: What if HER four kids were stuck on a bus in that traffic?
      Who cares about flatteringly? Her heart is rotten. Hanging our with that heartless bully brought out what’s inside.

  18. 58 utaustinliberal
    January 13, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    The shade from Miles Davis? We’ll be feeling that into the next century.

  19. January 13, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Fifty years ago the US cold-war/nuclear fear of Russia was at its peak, so there will probably be a lot of “50-year anniversaries” coming up.

    Here’s one for today, that I heard on the radio (@knx1070, CBS affiliate) this weekend.

    Heroic story out of western Maryland:

    Operation Chrome Dome was an airborne nuclear deterrence program that operated mainly from 1961 to 1968. It aimed to keep 12 bombers airborne at all times, flown by crews on 24-hour missions.

    However, 50 years ago today, after nearly three crash-free years an bomber plane with unarmed nuclear devices crashed. This “underscored the folly of trying to keep nuclear bombers aloft at all times, regardless of the weather.”

    “It was probably the worst crash with nuclear weapons on American soil, and it was truly an accident — a weather-caused aircraft accident,” she said. “I think it pointed out that the risks were awful high, really too high.”

    Love the way that the local residents have cared for the history. The actual remembrance will be held in July, so those local to the area might want to mark their calendars.

    • 61 jacquelineoboomer
      January 13, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      When I worked for the Navy, we were actually entitled to a “plankowner certificate” for being part of the Cold War. (The Navy commemorates and celebrates everything! Part of why I loved working for them.) Of course, my generation of schoolchildren was told to get under their desks in our air raid drills back in the 1950s, during the early part of the Cold War, as if that would save us!

  20. 62 carolyn
    January 13, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Today I bought the new LIFE magazine’s special edition on Michelle Obama. It has a beautiful 2012 picture of her on the cover, and the caption is: “A Portrait of the First Lady Michelle Obama An Updated Edition of LIFE’s Classic Book” The entire magazine is absolutely beautiful. I haven’t read all of it yet, because I want to savor it. On the back cover is the picture of POTUS and FLOTUS at the 2013 Inaugural Ball.
    This is a treasure to keep.

  21. January 13, 2014 at 8:56 pm

  22. 81 forus50
    January 13, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    I don’t know why the Whitehouse only touts the much much MUCH smaller health.gov website numbers. Obamacare is expanded Medicare, the state exchanges and the O’care website and those who enroll on paper or on the phone or direct with their insurance company, right? So the number of enrollees is 9.8 million (as detailed on signups.net) versus 2.2 million. I mean an insured person is an insured person regardless of how they signed up. Anyone know?

    • 82 jacquelineoboomer
      January 13, 2014 at 9:06 pm

      Been wondering about that myself. Maybe because all of the states aren’t participating, and that’s seen a a public relations negative for the success of the roll-out? Maybe they’ll use it against the RWNJs in 2014 and don’t want to hash it all out before then? Wish we knew!

      • 83 forus50
        January 13, 2014 at 9:14 pm

        oh thanks jacquelineboomer – yes it’s really a mystery. I mean if 45 states were blue and they all had state exchanges would they be only talking about the 5 states? It makes no sense as the law is MEANT to have state exchanges. On the healthcare.gov website they do have a January 8th story about 6 million – which states that is those who signed up on the federal website and Medicaid. So it still leaves out the state exchanges. Hmmm….

        • 84 jacquelineoboomer
          January 13, 2014 at 9:15 pm

          I remember seeing the higher number … thanks for that reminder! We’ll have to wait and see, I guess.

  23. 85 yardarm756
    January 13, 2014 at 9:05 pm

  24. 95 MightyPamela
    January 13, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Some here might not like the idea of this, but these brilliant young engineers are close in my circle. Very exciting prospects for them. They are a gifted lot! http://www.cipdrones.com

  25. 96 globalcitizenlinda
    January 13, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    heads up:

    I do not know if others have mentioned it yet but LIFE magazine has an issue out entitled : A Portrait of the First Lady Michelle Obama ….

    it is probably a magazine produced specifically in honor of her upcoming 50th birthday;

    I just leafed through it in the grocery store and it has a few photos of FLOTUS and her family (First Family and others of friends & extended family) that I had not seen before. Most are accompanied by a short write up of when and where they were taken;

    it seems that some of the photos are from someone close to her – including FLOTUS signing in her high school, one with her bridesmaids, one taken in Kogelo (POTUS’ ancestral home in Kenya) and others;

    I intend to buy a copy;

    to the “blog tyrants”, you may find a few gems (new to me) that you may add to your collection;

    Ms. Annibela (sorry if I spelled your name wrong) this is a special shoutout to you because I know you previously had some challenges getting your hands on a FLOTUS issue you wanted.

    • 97 globalcitizenlinda
      January 13, 2014 at 9:27 pm

      FLOTUS was singing (not signing as I wrote above) in with a chorus in her high school

    • 98 anniebella
      January 13, 2014 at 10:20 pm

      Thank you globalcitizenlinda, I will start looking for it tomorrow. And will not stop till I fine it. Thanks.

      • 99 globalcitizenlinda
        January 13, 2014 at 10:32 pm

        don’t know if you have a Krogers near you. The LIFE Magazine should be on the shelf where they have other magazines such as Sports Illustrated, O etc

  26. 100 amk for obama
    January 13, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Go yunguns.

    Go gunners.

  27. 101 vcprezofan2
    January 13, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    TOD teachers, this one’s for you! 🙄

    ‘If you’re a school teacher in Nevada, here’s what we have for you.

    You can now go into debt to buy supplies for your students. In fact, they’re encouraging it and making it easy for you.


    That’s a very cool way to keep taxes down.’


  28. 103 yardarm756
    January 13, 2014 at 9:36 pm

  29. 106 amk for obama
    January 13, 2014 at 9:37 pm

  30. 107 Jovie
    January 13, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Robert Gibbs is thrilled!

    • 108 forus50
      January 13, 2014 at 9:55 pm

      No, Gibbs wanted a Presidential appointee or advisor, etc. I think Accenture would be good though. They’ve been publishing good info on health care surveys.

  31. January 13, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    FYI Todville…

    I think we’ve all seen a photo on the web and think “I wonder what the source of that photo is?”

    Check out tineye.com, which is a reverse image search site. I think Google has a similar feature, but can’t remember how to get to it.

    Just download the photo to your computer/ipad/phone then upload it to this site. In mere seconds it returns a list of sites with matching photo.

    For example, I saw this pic and thought it might be Norway. Now I know it’s Austria.

  32. 110 Jovie
    January 13, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    That would ruin his Presidency! It won’t happen, but can you imagine?

  33. 111 susanne
    January 13, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    amazing performance!

  34. 115 Jovie
    January 13, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    • 116 mtmarilyn
      January 14, 2014 at 12:25 am

      This is so good to hear. Working as a social worker and then in the Child Protective Services in Phoenix in the late 60’s and early 70’s I have been very concerned about what is happening there. I sure hope this works but I don’t have much faith in this Gov. I don’t know if this state government has the empathy it needs to help these kids. These kids have my prayers.

  35. 117 99ts
    January 13, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Lawrence O’Donnell says Christie is toast – I do hope he has that right

  36. 121 amk for obama
    January 13, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Any news on scotus hearing of PBO recess appointments?

  37. 124 forus50
    January 13, 2014 at 10:30 pm


  38. 129 amk for obama
    January 13, 2014 at 10:32 pm

  39. 133 Jovie
    January 13, 2014 at 10:40 pm

  40. 134 desertflower
    January 13, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Obama’s fault.


    U.S. posts record December budget surplus

  41. January 13, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    • 136 99ts
      January 13, 2014 at 11:53 pm

      Will he resign or will they have to impeach him? And he thought PBO would be a one termer.

      How does one give a stat of the state speech in these circumstances?

  42. 137 globalcitizenlinda
    January 13, 2014 at 10:46 pm

  43. 139 yardarm756
    January 13, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Final goodie from my in-box.

    :lol:, so true!

    I think a retired English teacher was bored…THIS IS GREAT!

    Read all the way to the end……………..
    This took a lot of work to put together!

    1) The bandage was wound around the wound.

    2) The farm was used to produce produce .

    3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

    4) We must polish the Polish furniture.

    5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.

    6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

    7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present .

    8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

    9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

    10) I did not object to the object.

    11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

    12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

    13) They were too close to the door to close it.

    14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.

    15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.

    16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow

    17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.

    18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

    19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.

    20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

    Let’s face it – English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

    And why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

    If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?

    How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.

    English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why when the stars are out they are visible, but when the lights are out they are invisible.

    PS. – Why doesn’t ‘Buick’ rhyme with ‘quick’?

    You lovers of the English language might enjoy this .

    There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is ‘UP’.
    It’s easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?
    At a meeting, why does a topic come UP ?
    Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?
    We call UP our friends.
    And we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver; we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen.
    We lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car.
    At other times the little word has real special meaning.
    People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.
    To be dressed is one thing, but to be dressed UP is special .
    A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.
    We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.
    We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP !
    To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP , look the word UP in the dictionary.
    In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.
    If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used.
    It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don’t give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.
    When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP.
    When the sun comes out we say it is clearing UP.
    When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP.
    When it doesn’t rain for awhile, things dry UP.

    One could go on and on, but I’ll wrap it UP,
    for now my time is UP, so…….it is time to shut UP!
    Now it’s UP to you what you do with this email.

  44. 140 amk for obama
    January 13, 2014 at 10:51 pm

  45. 141 amk for obama
    January 13, 2014 at 10:52 pm

  46. 143 amk for obama
    January 13, 2014 at 10:52 pm

  47. 144 amk for obama
    January 13, 2014 at 10:53 pm

  48. 146 jacquelineoboomer
    January 13, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    I just mentioned this tweet to my granddaughter, and after she laughed I warned her she WILL think of this during her next job interview!

  49. 147 amk for obama
    January 13, 2014 at 10:56 pm

  50. 148 vcprezofan2
    January 13, 2014 at 10:57 pm


  51. 151 forus50
    January 13, 2014 at 11:00 pm

  52. 152 99ts
    January 13, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    hahahaha – Steve Schmidt thinks Christie is still going to Florida

    And completely off topic – old media does not understand the intertubes. WSJ says

    “All readers will be required to use their real names when commenting on articles and, for the first time, on blogs.”

    Many folks have numerous “real names” on the internet – someone should explain this to the WSJ – or are they demanding photo id to allow someone to comment on their hallowed pages.

    And back on MSNBC – Chris Hayes has a ghastly voice for on-air reporting – even when I agree with what he says – he sounds awful.

  53. 156 amk for obama
    January 13, 2014 at 11:11 pm

  54. 157 amk for obama
    January 13, 2014 at 11:11 pm

  55. 158 amk for obama
    January 13, 2014 at 11:12 pm

  56. 159 forus50
    January 13, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Steve Schmidt wants to believe Christie can survive this but then he spent the next 5 minutes listing all the reasons why it’s going to be very, very difficult and that it’s going to get much worse before it gets better. I’m lovin’ it!

  57. 160 amk for obama
    January 13, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Hey, loony left, hear that?

  58. 161 amk for obama
    January 13, 2014 at 11:19 pm

  59. 162 amk for obama
    January 13, 2014 at 11:26 pm

  60. 163 dotster3
    January 13, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Bridget Kelly—“loyal soldier”, “follows the chain of command”, “not a cowboy”. She’s in hiding (reporters are on the hunt), but friends say she is still loyal to Christie even after he called her “stupid” and “a liar” and fired her.

  61. 165 amk for obama
    January 13, 2014 at 11:40 pm

  62. 166 amk for obama
    January 13, 2014 at 11:41 pm

  63. 167 amk for obama
    January 13, 2014 at 11:46 pm

  64. 168 amk for obama
    January 13, 2014 at 11:47 pm

  65. 169 dotster3
    January 13, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Interesting interview on Jon Stewart with the documentary filmmaker, Roger Ross Williams, re. his award winning film, “God Loves Uganda”, described as “a powerful documentary on evangelical campaign to change African culture with values from American Fundamentalist Christian Right.” Evangelical missionaries are running amok there, doing their damage. There is now a proposal for the death penalty for homosexuality in Uganda. The film is nominated for an Oscar.


  66. 170 amk for obama
    January 13, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Tried to start a new thread. Didn’t happen.

  67. 176 amk for obama
    January 14, 2014 at 12:01 am

    Egypt holds vote on new constitution.


  68. 177 dotster3
    January 14, 2014 at 12:02 am

    • 178 jacquelineoboomer
      January 14, 2014 at 12:29 am


      Lots of us from New York and New Jersey eat pizza with a knife and fork, so the delicious grease doesn’t slide down both our arms. Ha. Wish I had some NJ pizza or a “hoagie” (best in the world) right now!

  69. 179 amk for obama
    January 14, 2014 at 12:05 am

  70. 180 jacquelineoboomer
    January 14, 2014 at 12:13 am

  71. 181 jacquelineoboomer
    January 14, 2014 at 12:20 am

  72. 189 jacquelineoboomer
    January 14, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Love it when Bob talks personal to these “dudes”:

  73. 192 LDS
    January 14, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Me, too.
    Love whence makes it “personal”.
    This is one Bully who thought he was president, already.
    I am having a hard time understanding why those chicken shit Dems. allowed him to get away with the thug-life.
    They got what they voted for in Nj. He took this power thing to a whole new level.

  74. 195 jacquelineoboomer
    January 14, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Sorry, Clinton fans, but looks like they had to hold him up in this photo!

  75. January 14, 2014 at 2:10 am

    Reality …

    …. that it is our solemn duty to make sure every American knows prior to 4 Nov 2014.

    Yes WE MUST

    …. time for some rest …. take care, dear TODers!

  76. 197 amk for obama
    January 14, 2014 at 4:12 am

  77. 199 Cindy
    January 14, 2014 at 6:10 am

    Good morning Chipsticks, Danny boy and all of the TOD family members,


    Wake up, wake up, it’s an awesome day-don’t sleep it away…..

  78. 200 99ts
    January 14, 2014 at 6:11 am

    MJ screaming Benghazi – Mica trying but Joe is protecting Christie by attacking the President

    She’s not doing too bad

    • 201 99ts
      January 14, 2014 at 6:13 am

      100% flip – those who agreed with Mica – now agreeing with Joe – Christie will recover – he wishes

      • 202 Cindy
        January 14, 2014 at 6:20 am

        They are afraid of the jokester, I am convinced. I don’t believe this is going away because Steve and RMaddow are all over the land part of it , and the 25 million dollars from the Sandy fund. See, jokester is back to talking points for the repulse; the media didn’t ask the President about Benghazi, and the IRS. This is for distraction only.

        • 203 99ts
          January 14, 2014 at 6:22 am

          I think MJ is just furious because his boy Christie is going down – and despite the best efforts of the media the RW “scandals” about the President went nowhere.

    • 204 Cindy
      January 14, 2014 at 6:13 am

      Good morning 99ts,
      Yes, I am seeing the jokester covering the Christie cream. He loves the ground Christ walks on.

      • 205 99ts
        January 14, 2014 at 6:21 am

        Hi Cindy – Joe is saying Benghazi etc – was not in the press! These make believe scandals – Joe is just plain sad
        And that’s it on Christie

    • 206 99ts
      January 14, 2014 at 6:17 am

      Joe says – Christie’s behavior is business as usual

      • 207 Cindy
        January 14, 2014 at 6:23 am

        The jokester is probably getting paid to defend Christ and attack President Obama. He hates President Obama and loves the Christ rear end. This is still his “great white hope” to take his America back.

        • 208 99ts
          January 14, 2014 at 6:25 am

          Could be – unbelievable that he tried to say the media doesn’t attack the President – RWNJs seem to be able to say (and believe) that white is black. Be interesting to see how they spin the water issues in WV. No doubt that will be the President’s fault also.

          • 209 Cindy
            January 14, 2014 at 6:31 am

            You know 99ts, before I was getting angry but now, I see how they hate President Obama so much that he can sneeze, and they are going to blame him because no one got sick from his germs. This (jokester and others) is what ignorance looks like, and it’s almost funny if it wasn’t so sad because their ignorance hurts the innocence.

      • 212 Cindy
        January 14, 2014 at 6:27 am

        MSNBC is allowing the pundits to cover this because it is BIGGER than Christie’s rear end. All of the pundits are investigating and the jokester is trying to keep Christie from drowning. Even C. Matthew is fed up with people trying to drag President Obama into this.

        • 213 99ts
          January 14, 2014 at 6:30 am

          Like the simile 🙂 And now they are giving Virginia senate to the democrats – faint hope

          • 214 Cindy
            January 14, 2014 at 6:34 am

            What is going on with that, last I heard, nothing had been decided.

            • 215 99ts
              January 14, 2014 at 6:42 am

              Sorry – they were talking about next November – DC senate – I don’t know about the state situation.

              I am enjoying the fact that the ONLY defense MJ had for Christie was to attack President Obama. He must have spent yesterday looking for anything – but found nothing!

  79. 219 Linda
    January 14, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Morning Joke was not there yesterday….After watching him spew his talking points he must have spent the entire day in some kind of talking points class.

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