A Tweet Or Two









141 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”

  1. 1 Betsy
    June 16, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Hi everyone

    • June 16, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      Helloooooooo Betsy!!

    • 8 GGAIL
      June 16, 2014 at 9:23 pm

      Hey Betsy, so nice to see you on First!

    • June 16, 2014 at 9:50 pm

      Outstanding selection, NW!!!

      Congrats on 1st Betsy!!!

      • 13 Betsy
        June 16, 2014 at 10:03 pm

        Hey Bob, I asked you a question about Syria in the previous post can you check it out?

        • June 16, 2014 at 10:23 pm

          Tomasky reveals an extraordinary lack of knowledge of ISIS, for starters. ISIS didn’t ‘arise’ in Syria. It’s origins are in Iraq and is a direct consequence of GWB’s illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq which enabled in late 2003 and 2004 the rapid expansion of Sunni-radicals (aka al Qaeda) backed by fanatical, wealthy Saudis effectively to control most of Western and North Western Iraq for several years.

          PBO made a correct decision. He refused to spill US blood in the ME, in Syria or anywhere else, merely to further enrich the #MIC by placing our troops on the ground in sectarian civil wars.

          Never forget — Russia and China have enabled Assad to slaughter his people by blocking all the mechanisms by which the UN could have intervened.

          What ISIS is doing in Iraq may well, finally, catalyze a partnership among Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iran to which the US can lend moral, logistical and tactical (drones, especially) support. It is for those Nations and others in the region to decide if they want to continue slaughtering each other, or not. But, Europe and the US need to abstain from any further actions that in any way resemble the imperialistic, colonial interventions that have characterized more than a Century of their involvement (with the exception of the liberation of Kuwait) in the ME.


          • 15 Betsy
            June 16, 2014 at 10:26 pm

            Thanks SO much. I really appreciate your excellent and clear response. Thank you.

          • 17 57andfemale
            June 16, 2014 at 10:41 pm

            Seriously, bobfr, you are an absolute treasure. I tried to post an answer (whst the eff is up with wordpress?!) But you nailed it on facts and tone and Tomaskey’s inexcusable ignorance.

            Thank you soooooo much.

            • June 16, 2014 at 10:51 pm

              Thank you, 57. Very kind of you.

            • 19 carolyn
              June 16, 2014 at 11:03 pm

              Thanks for this clear explanation Bob…..an answer to a question I didn’t know I had, but did.

              I’ve mentioned this before, but I will repeat: Most of these writers need to study history, and the era between 1918 & 1939 and learn what the European powers did in the ME…..how they partitioned the area without any regard to ethnicity, religion or traditional boundaries. Iraq and Iran are artificial constructs devised by European nations. They were always going to be unstable, and we have helped by ousting leaders and putting in our own favorites. I’m thinking Mossadegh and the Shah for instance…….of course this shows my age!

              • 20 Betsy
                June 16, 2014 at 11:16 pm

                RM mentioned this very thing on her show today.

              • June 16, 2014 at 11:24 pm

                “Most of these writers need to study history, and the era between 1918 & 1939 and learn what the European powers did in the ME…..how they partitioned the area without any regard to ethnicity, religion or traditional boundaries. Iraq and Iran are artificial constructs devised by European nations.”

                Precisely, Carolyn!!

                • June 16, 2014 at 11:59 pm

                  I read a great book this winter called “Lawrence in Arabia”. It was fascinating and eye-opening concerning the way the Western Powers have played with the Middle East and certainly one could draw a direct line between events around WWI and the present day.

  2. 27 GGAIL
    June 16, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    I couldn’t believe that a new post actually appeared!

    So, I’m bringing mu comment over…

    Congratulations to team Ghana & its fans!

  3. 28 vcprezofan2
    June 16, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    But.but…but…. I was on the brink of basking in my glorious top of the pile entry in the last post! /wailing/ You CAN’T do this to me, Nerdy W!

    • 36 anniebella
      June 16, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      Republicans House lawmakers in school nutrition battle getting donation from food companies that make school foo.$111,000 just in 2014, and SNA operating budget $10 million comes from food industry members.

  4. 37 jackiegrumbacher
    June 16, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Great tweets, Nerdy, and I love that you start with the president’s statement that “cynicism is a choice.” The most depressing words you can hear these days are “It doesn’t matter what any of us do, things will always be…(fill in blanks) or, “doesn’t matter whether I vote or not. THEY will (or won’t) win anyway.” The president has changed the landscape on health care, the economy, the way we regard war, climate change and GLBT rights and I still hear people shrug and say, “nothing every changes.” President Obama is telling all of us, especially young people, that cynicism isn’t the natural order of things, it’s our personal decision to choose it or reject it. We could accomplish miracles together as a country if we chose hope, instead. I sure hope his audience was listening.

  5. June 16, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    I’m #ReadyFor ….

    …. #LandslideDEMS2014

    Yes WE MUST

  6. June 16, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    I try not to wish ill on anyone, but HRC is a detriment to Nov. right now.

  7. June 16, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    • 76 jacquelineoboomer
      June 16, 2014 at 11:40 pm

      Thank you for the Joe Biden image … oh, and, the other stuff. 🙂

      • June 17, 2014 at 1:12 am

        I only post V.P. Biden photos/links to indulge your appetite….the rest is a tertiary benefit for the other TODers! “JB spotted in the crowd”

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        • 78 jacquelineoboomer
          June 17, 2014 at 1:21 am

          You are sweetness, personified, LP.

          And don’t kid yourself: if Joe knew I existed, I’d be with him at that game!

          #Self-Confidence-Is-A-Virtue #EvenKerry’sClappin’ #I’llBeDreamin’Tonight

  8. 82 mtmarilyn
    June 16, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    If someone who is good at doing a tweet please go to the Facebook page of Everytown For Gun Safety. There is a powerful picture of Richard Martinez, whose son was killed in the California shooting and Peter Rodgers, the father of the killer, together. They are going to work together so this doesn’t happen again. I don’t know how to turn the picture into a tweet.

  9. June 16, 2014 at 10:39 pm

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  10. 97 jacquelineoboomer
    June 16, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    There is something profound about this.

  11. June 16, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Ho. Ly. Fuck.

  12. 104 MadameSoph
    June 16, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Yay! What a week! First Italy, now USA! Here’s to my current home and my January 2017 home! Go Italy! Forza USA! 🙂

  13. June 16, 2014 at 11:05 pm

  14. 106 dotster3
    June 16, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Jon Stewart just did a real number on all the Bush War Boys——and on the American news media who flocked to get their always wrong assessments on the air——one more time——with an extra special brutal serving to ol’ Johnny McCain, war lover extraordinaire.

  15. 108 carolyn
    June 16, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    The Bush War Boys……what a great title for the abominable group!

    The article referenced in Eichenwald’s article underscores my contention of the necessity for understanding history. I rest rather easy knowing that POTUS, and Susan Rice, and John Kerry and others on his team know this history. Therefore, those who are ignorant will never understand what is happening or why. They will ALWAYS be on the wrong side and not understand why.

  16. 109 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    June 16, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Way OT, but I am PISSED! My 2001, Panasonic Microwave has died. Mind you, it is NOT from over use because I only use it once or twice a MONTH! I swear, I really believe that they put a date encoded kill switch in these appliances to force you to buy NEW…

    Thanks for letting me vent.

    • 110 desertflower
      June 16, 2014 at 11:41 pm

      🙂 It’s 13 years old, Alycee:) We bought a flat screen that lasted less than 2 years…THAT hurt!

      • 111 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        June 16, 2014 at 11:46 pm

        Excuse me, sucker has only been used max of 312 times for a total max of 624 minutes. Seems like I should have gotten a little more for my $250 bucks!

        • 112 desertflower
          June 16, 2014 at 11:54 pm

          🙂 Well, I’m with you on that “kill switch” idea…I know for a fact they program these appliances to crap out way before their time. Sorry for your loss… look at it this way, a new one will be energy star efficient….cost you less than the old one, even if you use it every single day 🙂 Hugs and happy shopping!

          • 113 Alycee (@jazziz2)
            June 17, 2014 at 12:25 am

            I’ll eventually get around to buying a new one. As I don’t use it often, I’m in no rush.

    • June 17, 2014 at 12:04 am

      I need to buy a new microwave….don’t hate me but I bought my off brand microwave in 1986 and still works but probably leeks radioactive waves. The light stopped working over twenty years ago. They don’t make these things to last more than five year.

      • 115 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        June 17, 2014 at 12:38 am

        No, I’d never hate on you. I expected to get at least 25 years out of my microwave; glad to hear that you you got 28. Figure they install the kill switches just for me, as I am the type that won’t replace a working item.

        • 116 jacquelineoboomer
          June 17, 2014 at 1:52 am

          Well, you might hate on me, because while desertflower is talking “energy star efficient” and you, Alycee, are going for keeping your microwave for 25 years, I’m the type who – when I move (and I move relatively often, compared to others) – always buys a new vacuum cleaner because of the old Amish saying:

          “Never bring an old broom to a new house.”

          Now, I’m pretty sure the saying refers to not bringing old problems to a new house, and a vacuum cleaner isn’t exactly a new broom, but I hear what I hear. At least I’m not throwing out perfectly good microwaves, and I always give my “old” vacuum cleaners to other people for continued use! 🙂

  17. 117 dotster3
    June 16, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Thank you God

  18. 118 desertflower
    June 16, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Horrible, but not at all surprising. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/surprising-turn-of-events

    A Heritage Foundation panel event on Benghazi (seemingly about as big a clown show as you could imagine) broke down into taunts and name-calling at Muslim woman in attendance. We join Dana Milbank’s report in progress …
    Then Saba Ahmed, an American University law student, stood in the back of the room and asked a question in a soft voice. “We portray Islam and all Muslims as bad, but there’s 1.8 billion followers of Islam,” she told them. “We have 8 million-plus Muslim Americans in this country and I don’t see them represented here.”
    Panelist Brigitte Gabriel of a group called ACT! for America pounced. She said “180 million to 300 million” Muslims are “dedicated to the destruction of Western civilization.” She told Ahmed that the “peaceful majority were irrelevant” in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and she drew a Hitler comparison: “Most Germans were peaceful, yet the Nazis drove the agenda and as a result, 60 million died.”

    “Are you an American?” Gabriel demanded of Ahmed, after accusing her of taking “the limelight” and before informing her that her “political correctness” belongs “in the garbage.”

    Hateful. ignorant people.

  19. 120 desertflower
    June 16, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Freaking BJ! Stupid me watched the whole thing…and laughed. Sometimes your brain just needs mindless hilarity ..

  20. 121 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    June 17, 2014 at 1:32 am

    • 122 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      June 17, 2014 at 1:35 am

      “It ain’t just license plates anymore. Inmates are making a surprising array of products for small businesses. You can even find some in your local Whole Foods.

      Some years back, a small Colorado goat-cheese maker called Haystack Mountain faced its version of a classic growth challenge: National demand was growing for its chèvres and other cheeses, and the company was struggling to find enough local goat farmers to produce milk. The solution came from a surprising source: Colorado Corrections Industries (CCI). Today six inmates milk 1,000 goats twice a day on a prison-run farm. After non-inmate employees cultivate the cheese at a company facility, it’s sold in Whole Foods WFM -0.55% outlets, among other stores.”

      more @ tweet link

  21. 123 jacquelineoboomer
    June 17, 2014 at 1:33 am

    My five-minute peek at CNN crawler:

    REPORTS: ISIS Heading for Baghdad

    So where is ambulance chaser Anderson Cooper? Well, Baghdad, of course. He’s CNN’s latest faux war correspondent. Reminds me of when they sent Jake Tapper to Boston, after the Boston Marathon tragedy, to stand on a street corner … in the overnight hours, he couldn’t form a full sentence without a teleprompter in front of him.

  22. June 17, 2014 at 1:41 am

    Good night TOD …

    #TrustBarack …. and work like your life depended on it to turn the 114th Congress ‘Blue’ … BECAUSE IT DOES!!

  23. June 17, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Couldn’t sleep so I decided to go online. I can’t remember if I saw this tweet here or not!

  24. June 17, 2014 at 1:54 am

    Did you know about this NW? This was fun to find!

  25. 132 CEB
    June 17, 2014 at 2:03 am

    No time that we would have gotten out of the disaster of Iraq would have been too soon. Nothing that happened there was worth the blood, treasure and the good reputation of our country. Sectarian violence was unleashed, Al Qaeda was emboldened, thousands of Iraqi citizens are dead, neighboring countries left to deal with refugees, and so many other ills were left in our wake. Our military moves at the behest of our leaders and unfortunately many here voted for a cabal that used and betrayed them. “The people suffer because of their leaders” is a truism that we have seen all over the world too many times in the modern era. PBO was left with an untenable situation in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and so many other hot spots in the world. While he is doing a masterful job cleaning up the mess, he is one man with a limited amount of time. We and the rest of the world will be paying for the awful Bush legacy of “dumb wars” for decades to come.

  26. 134 amk for obama
    June 17, 2014 at 2:22 am

    waving from bertcertland.

  27. 137 jacquelineoboomer
    June 17, 2014 at 2:34 am

    I would confess I try to “live” this tweet, but TMI. Goodnight, all.

  28. 138 amk for obama
    June 17, 2014 at 2:54 am

    dratz. I thought ghana is gonna win.

    I blame you bt.

  29. 139 globalcitizenlinda
    June 17, 2014 at 7:20 am

    morning !

  30. 140 globalcitizenlinda
    June 17, 2014 at 7:24 am

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