A Tweet or Two








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105 Responses to “A Tweet or Two”

  1. July 13, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Thank yooooooooou LL!!

  2. July 13, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    This is not going to end well.

    • July 13, 2014 at 2:48 pm

      • July 13, 2014 at 2:51 pm

        This is just unfathomable. I’m a Zionist. I believe Israel should exist. But I also recognize the historic injustice done to Palestinians. Israel cannot live on Palestinian oppression. And now it’s outright murder of Palestinians. There’s a reason PBO doesn’t launch air strikes (Libya excepted): it can lead to massive civilian casualties. Netanyahu doesn’t care. One Israeli life is worth 1000 dead Palestinians in his estimation.

        I have a piece circulating in my head. Hope to have it written for tomorrow.

        • July 13, 2014 at 2:54 pm

          “Israel cannot live on Palestinian oppression. And now it’s outright murder of Palestinians.”


          Some wondered why Bibi did not immediately condemn Tzar Vlad for his illegal occupation of Crimea and attempts to do the same in Eastern Ukraine. My response, at the time (and remains), because Vlad would call him a hypocrite, in private and probably in public, because since 1967 Israel has illegally occupied the West Bank and, sporadically, Gaza.

        • 8 sjterrid
          July 13, 2014 at 10:33 pm

          I was born Jewish And converted before I married my husband, Greek Orthodox, I agree with you on this. If Netanyahu really was committed to a two-state solution, he would have stopped building in territory that was in dispute.

    • 9 globalcitizenlinda
      July 13, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      I have nothing good to say about Netanyahu – so I will obey the old adage and say nothing at all

    • 10 idon
      July 13, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      I still want to know why he participated in the killing of Ambassador Stevens

  3. 11 jackiegrumbacher
    July 13, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Netanyahu is determined to undermine Israel’s international strength and support. I sincerely hope that he becomes more and more isolated, not only by other nations of the world who are sickened by his aggression against Palestine, but by decent Israelis as well. Israel has now surrendered any moral high ground it might once have claimed. I hope they are roundly condemned.

  4. July 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    “Netanyahu is determined to undermine Israel’s international strength and support.”

    He’s doing a heck-of-a-good-job, sadly, Jackie.

  5. 19 globalcitizenlinda
    July 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Please someone help me out:

    It seems that I may not be able to make it home in time for the start of the World Cup Final;

    I can’t find the live stream links I have previously used and saved;

    could someone please provide a reliable link to live stream??

    it doesn’t matter the language of the announcers, I will follow the action just fine in any dialect;

    thanks a lot.

  6. 21 anniebella
    July 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Do anyone know when The Kid’s State Dinner is? I always enjoy that, specially when POTUS surprise the kids.

  7. July 13, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Private summer schools prompt debate on education inequality

    In Beverly Hills, high school students can take a U.S. history course for $798 this summer; in La Cañada Flintridge, Spanish is offered for $775, and in Arcadia, a creative writing course costs $605, plus a $25 registration fee.

    While summer programs in many California public school districts have been scaled back or eliminated, scores of students in predominantly affluent areas can pay for courses, bolstering their transcripts to be more attractive to colleges.

    The classes, which have gained popularity in recent years, are offered by nonprofit foundations on leased high school campuses. They often are taught by district instructors and run by administrators hired by these groups.

    The foundations carefully structure their programs to sidestep state law that bars public schools from charging for educational activities, by remaining independent of the school district.

    Critics say the foundations, though well-intentioned, privatize public school, undercut California’s guarantee of a free public education for all and contribute to an already wide inequity in educational opportunity by offering public school credit at a cost only some can afford.

    “What about the kids whose parents can’t create a foundation and pour money into it?” said Cal State Fullerton political science professor Sarah A. Hill, who studies public education finance. “They say, ‘We just care about our kid’s education’ and you can understand that, but so do poor parents — they just don’t have the resources to pay for summer school.”


    • July 13, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      The great task for the next couple of decades will be to shrink the widening gulf between rich and not rich. (I say “not rich”, because most middle class families also suffer from this divide.) It won’t be easy, but if we want to remain a democracy it must be done.

    • 27 jackiegrumbacher
      July 13, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      Rikyrah, here’s what those expensive summer courses can’t do–they can’t train anyone to deal with the real life they will encounter when they go out into the world. I learned more in my various summer jobs about people, compromise, common sense, and personal responsibility than I did in most of my formal education, even though I was an A student and earned a full scholarship to a top flight liberal arts college. When I went out to make it on my own, it was the savvy I acquired in my myriad summer jobs that helped me the most. As for bolstering transcripts, I think it’s demonstrated work discipline and substantive volunteer work that count more than an extra history course.

      • 28 vcprezofan2
        July 13, 2014 at 3:55 pm

        While I agree with you JackieG, I do still think it’s ‘wrong’ that courses are not available to those who cannot afford to pay for them. If there are going to be ‘public’ summer courses they should be available to all – not all students will be able to get summer jobs, after all. What’s wrong with the public school districts offering the courses for free to everyone?

  8. 29 globalcitizenlinda
    July 13, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    seems it is my day to end up in World Press jail – ok

  9. 30 GGAIL
    July 13, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Even though the game is being shown on ABC, I prefer univision. 😀

  10. July 13, 2014 at 3:06 pm

  11. 40 Ladyhawke
    July 13, 2014 at 3:11 pm



    President George W. Bush signs H.R. 7311, the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, in the Oval Office of the White House. Named for English abolitionist William Wilberforce, who led the Parliamentary movement against the British slave trade in the early 19th century, this bill authorizes appropriations for fiscal years 2008 through 2011 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, enhancing measures to combat trafficking in persons. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian



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  14. 43 GGAIL
    July 13, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Dayum! missed!!

  15. 44 GGail
    July 13, 2014 at 3:30 pm


  16. 45 hopefruit2
    July 13, 2014 at 3:31 pm

  17. 48 GGail
    July 13, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Dirty!!! Unfair!

  18. July 13, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I don’t see 4morefor44 here now, but earlier she was skeptical of a link provided by DF on Martin O’Malley in Iowa.

    My eyes may be playing tricks with me, but I don’t see “Democrat” instead of “Democratic” in this article, but I scanned the article long after DF posted it.

    Seems to be endorsed by @Lis_Smith:

    Here’s what I saw when I viewed the article from @LATimes’ homepage:

    From the article…
    “Fellow Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton says she hasn’t decided whether to run, and neither, O’Malley says, has he. In the meantime, he is running one of the most vigorous noncampaign campaigns of any 2016 possibility in either party — raising money, stumping in early-voting states such as Iowa and New Hampshire, traveling abroad to boost his foreign policy credentials and honing a message that might be characterized, for brevity’s sake, as compassionate competence.

    ‘People want problem-solvers,’ O’Malley, a former Baltimore mayor, said in a late-night interview after the first of two well-received speeches to Democratic activists in Des Moines. ‘They want leaders that will bring people together to solve problems, not people that will take their ideology and try to beat round pegs into square holes.'”

    I’ve said before that I’m all in for an O’Malley-Deval Patrick ticket in 2016 if my man @VP Joe Biden doesn’t run.

  19. 51 GGail
    July 13, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Messi! just a little too high (sigh)

  20. 52 GGail
    July 13, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Kick Mueller out the game Red Card him!!!

  21. July 13, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Everyone, please read Doonesbury today. A full frontal unveiling of the fraud that is Fox News.

  22. 54 GGAIL
    July 13, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Chips, I hope you’ve had your potty break…here we goooo!

  23. 57 hopefruit2
    July 13, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    LL? 🙂

  24. July 13, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    I hate Netenyahu, but it’s both sides. Hamas should not be launching Katyusha rockets at Tel Aviv every few minutes, and Israel should not over react.

    • July 13, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      but is it is NOT an equal situation….
      would Netanyahu be so quick to push peace aside if Israel did not enjoy the protection and military support of our country…

      he deliberately scuttled peace talks because for him the complete annihilation of the Palestinian People is his goal….killing civilians is a terrorist stick….

  25. 61 hopefruit2
    July 13, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Liz Smith is clearly an O’Malleybot 🙂 🙂

  26. July 13, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    I would love some stink free gym outfits.

  27. July 13, 2014 at 4:16 pm

  28. July 13, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    h/t BillR

  29. 68 hopefruit2
    July 13, 2014 at 4:26 pm

  30. July 13, 2014 at 4:35 pm

  31. 70 hopefruit2
    July 13, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Hmmm…so God does respond to Neil’s tweets. He’s never answered mine! LOLZ


  32. 71 vcprezofan2
    July 13, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    I notice Chips Chica is so focused on the game we haven’t heard a PEEP out of her! Wonder if she and NerdyW are holding hands and biting their nails in the same location.

  33. July 13, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Exclusive poll: Karen Lewis could give Rahm run for his money
    Sun, 07/13/2014 – 3:02pm
    Natasha Korecki
    @natashakorecki | Email

    For the past couple of weeks, Karen Lewis has been saying she is “seriously” considering running for mayor.

    It turns out voters are taking the fiery Chicago Teachers Union president’s potential candidacy seriously as well.

    And Mayor Rahm Emanuel probably should, too.

    At least that’s what a surprising new Early & Often Poll suggests.

    If the mayoral election were held today, the lightning rod union leader who was the architect behind a 2012 teachers’ strike would beat Emanuel by 9 percentage points in a head-to-head contest, the survey found.

    Lewis was leading Emanuel 45 percent to 36 percent with 18 percent of the likely voters undecided.

    And Emanuel could face an even steeper hill if he faces Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, long considered his most formidable challenger.

    A head-to-head contest found Preckwinkle romping Emanuel by a stunning 24 points.

    Preckwinkle dominated with 55 percent of those surveyed. Emanuel notched just under 31 percent.

    “Laughable” is what Emanuel’s camp called the results of the automated telephone poll, conducted for the Sun-Times’ political portal by We Ask America.


    • 73 hopefruit2
      July 13, 2014 at 4:46 pm

      I don’t trust that outlet – Politics Suntimes. I don’t know about the Rahm situation, but…They have a story headlined “Diminished Obama fumbling in Middle East.” This is some BULL CHIT!

  34. 74 hopefruit2
    July 13, 2014 at 4:53 pm

  35. 75 vcprezofan2
    July 13, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Chiiips! NerrrrdyW! Where are you two hiding? Total focus on the game, eh?

  36. 76 globalcitizenlinda
    July 13, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    let’s go Argentina!

  37. July 13, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Hmmm !

    • 78 hopefruit2
      July 13, 2014 at 5:10 pm

      Jovie…please. This is tabloid nonsense. The WH did not strong-arm anyone. There had been an agreement made between the media outlets and the WH to not take photographs of the girls when their parents were not with them. The media failed to honor that commitment, and so the WH asked them to not publish the pics and reminded them of the agreement.

    • 80 anniebella
      July 13, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      You are so right hopefruit2, it was not strong-armed, all POTUS and FLOTUS expected was for the media to treat their daughter the same way they treated Chelsea, and the Bush twins. If they are not with the President or First Lady please do not take any pictures of them.

  38. 81 hopefruit2
    July 13, 2014 at 5:07 pm

  39. 82 EricFive
    July 13, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    The Israeli slaughter of Palestinians is indeed a sad moment for human kind. That a nation created as a response to the Holocaust would continually elect a racist, hateful and demented leader is ironic to say the least. Israel is already a pariah state. The United States government being one of its very few supporters. I separate the U.S. government from the United States people because this support is not due to our citizens love of Israel’s government or its barbaric tactics. Instead, Israel has very good lobbyists and has bribed and cajoled our government (Congress and Senate) into being a virtual rubber stamp to whatever madness Israel wants to unleash on its neighbors. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the letter signed by the vast majority of congressmen delivered to PBO days after he took office telling the President to not put pressure on Israel to do the right thing. I have long been uncomfortable with the amount of sway Israel has with my country’s government. A lot of the anti-American sentiment that still exists around the world can be traced to this unthinking support of Israel. I wish there were some way to cut off the billions in financial aid and military munitions the United States spends on Israel every year. I don’t want my tax dollars spent to support a nation on its way to becoming an apartheid state. In addition, it is unseemly for our President to be disrespected by a tiny vassal state (PBO is very unpopular in Israel, while GWB was a remains very popular). Much of that is racially based hatred. Some of it has to do with PBO not playing the “doormat” the way GWB did while in office. Bibi has been disrespectful toward our President from day one. That is a smack to the face to the American people who elected and reelected PBO, and whose tax dollars flow into Israel’s coffers. You can tell a nation’s character by how it treats those at its mercy. This is a pivotal moment in its history. Israel has long since lost any “moral standing” it may have once enjoyed. It is time for its people and its leaders to reflect on their shared history and not succumb to the strain of evil that overtook Germany prior to WW2.

  40. 89 Vicki
    July 13, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    On an earlier thread someone asked what PBO will do now that Nutenyahoo has shown his colors so clearly.
    I’m pretty sure that POTUS had Bibi’s number years ago and is doing the best thing to be done.
    That what needs to be done is one of President Obama’s favorite strategies makes the answer to the question easier to figure out.

    PBO will give the Israeli RWNJ all the rope he needs to hang himself.
    Works for Our President every time and it will work now, too.

    Soon even the most deluded half asleep American and the rest of the world will understand that the only interest Benjamin Netanyahu has now and has ever had is Territory. Complete Dominance. The Land of Israel every inch, today and forever in jewish hands.

    Security and peace are slogans, sounds without meaning to Israeli Right Wing. Like our RW says “Support Our Troops.”

    • 90 EricFive
      July 13, 2014 at 5:42 pm

      Very true Vicki. Could “Nutenyahoo” also be trying to somehow derail the Iranian nuclear talks? I see no upside to him breaking decades of decorum and deciding to “keep it real” at this moment.

  41. July 13, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    U c? Hear is the next so called outrage so to speak…
    Then, they will say it’s Obamas fault he didn’t cure anthrax.

  42. 95 GGAIL
    July 13, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Germany – oh!

  43. July 13, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    You think?

  44. 97 Vicki
    July 13, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Oh, No. germany scores

  45. 98 GGAIL
    July 13, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Germany, GOOOAAALLLL

  46. 99 Gazelle
    July 13, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Finally a Gooaaal for GGail! Forget that GER got it!

  47. 100 mtmarilyn
    July 13, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    I am not much of a soccer fan but this has been quite the game. I guess I side more with Argentina, great game.

  48. 101 GGail
    July 13, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    oh, no Messi

  49. July 13, 2014 at 5:36 pm

  50. 104 GGail
    July 13, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Congratulations Germany

    Great effort Argentina

  51. 105 globalcitizenlinda
    July 13, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Was praying for Argentina win l

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