Laughter Is 140 Characters





99 Responses to “Laughter Is 140 Characters”

  1. July 18, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Sweet way to end the day.

  2. July 18, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    NW, those are among the funniest tweets I’ve ever read. Well done!!!

    • 19 Nerdy Wonka
      July 18, 2014 at 10:37 pm

      Thanks, Bob.

      I thought of you when I was including some of the tweets. Glad you like them and that your sense of humor walks hand in hand with mine. 🙂

  3. July 18, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Realizing that this isn’t funny, but it is incredibly soothing and I failed to honor the passing of Charlie Haden (whom I will always cherish) so just want to share this with all of you in his memory ….

  4. July 18, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    Okay. So, MP is only 4 threads behind.. That’s not too bad. Is it? 😉 sheesh.

  5. July 18, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Timely question ….

  6. July 18, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Really want all of you to read the Marc Ambinder article that is linked in this tweet so you are fully prepared to debunk the Saint Ronnie fan club bs ….

    I have no doubt President Obama knows the history and will never behave as Reagan did …. but, he will CRUSH Putin, a process he has well underway as is obvious to anyone paying attention.



  7. 38 dotster3
    July 18, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Passing along this on Bowe Bergdahl since we had a mini discussion here recently about his refusal to see or talk to his parents, which does indeed seem to be the case……..


  8. July 18, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    BREAKING: The missus and I will be trolling the wineries of Solvang tomorrow, capped off with dinner at Hitching Post II.


    • 40 Dakota
      July 18, 2014 at 11:08 pm

      I am soooooo jealous!

      • July 18, 2014 at 11:09 pm

        I shall drive up, missus shall drive back, as I intend to be sloshed.

        • 42 Dakota
          July 18, 2014 at 11:14 pm

          Ah! To bad you can’t spend the night. At least you’ll get to taken in the beautiful scenery…makes me so homesick. Sideways is one of my favorite movies!

          • July 18, 2014 at 11:26 pm

            And, just because I like being supercilious, we knew about HP2 BEFORE “Sideways”. Just happened upon it on our first Solvang trip. Were pleased as hell that “Sideways” gave it more notoriety. Awesome restaurant.

          • July 18, 2014 at 11:40 pm

            Not so beautiful now, because of the drought.

            I’m in the southern county of what the locals call “Tri-County Area” which is San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.

            I love the rolling hillsides in SLO county, but they are parched and brown now, you could be anywhere inland because of the lack of rain.

            LL reported on an El Nino earlier this year, but meteorologists have now dialed that back and are no longer forecasting a rainy winter. 😦

            This article is pretty worthless, but the photo is of Folsom Lake (in the Sacramento area) which has receded from the boat marina (boat is in foreground):

    • 46 Betsy
      July 19, 2014 at 12:12 am

      Are the wineries good there? My husband and I love many of the wineries in Paso Robles, a couple we’ve tried so far in the San Luis Obispo area but haven’t been to Solvang yet. Let me know of some good wineries to go to when you get back.

  9. July 18, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    I was lucky enough to sign on and visit TOD right before Pres. Obama’s presser on the Ukraine today. Watched all of it. Then I had to leave for most of the day. I felt so safe. Whenever I think of him I feel so safe. I have a deep desire to give him that Congress he can work with. He would have a great time getting things done! I will do whatever I can. Together we are powerful!

  10. July 18, 2014 at 11:12 pm

  11. July 18, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    I also wanted to pass on this interesting article about the greening of the military. I’ve been reading bits and pieces for awhile. Dept of Interior and other departments are also working to deal with climate change. Pres Obama truly makes the government work for all of us.

  12. 51 anniebella
    July 18, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    I just got the chance to listen to the young kid who introduce the First Lady today at the Kid’s State Dinner. He is something else His Mom and Dad should be very proud of him. The things he is doing to help feed homeless hungry people, and he did this from listening to the First Lady last year and she ask those sitting at the table with her about giving back..That young kid was something else. When I see the haters who want to trash our First Lady for trying to help our kids eat healthy, I will think of this kid. After listening to him now I know why the First Lady said to the kid that you’re not suppose to make the First Lady cry. He made me cry and so proud.

  13. 57 dotster3
    July 18, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Moving report on Chgo news about a memorial service tonight for the plane victims organized by the Malaysian and Ukrainian communities here. 298 flickering candles—- a very sad sight.

  14. July 18, 2014 at 11:27 pm

  15. 59 pickle48
    July 18, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    I’ve been searching for some old data today, without much success, concerning our shooting down of Iran Air 655 in 1988 killing 290. The plane was shot down with a surface-to-air missile from our ship Vincennes in the Persian Gulf. The crew who fired thought they were shooting down an Iranian military plane that was about to shoot at them. They, like the pro-Russian forces who shot down a plane yesterday, initially bragged about their accomplishment. At first the Pentagon denied everything. Within days, however, they took responsibility and eventually paid the families of the deceased ($18 million?). For their American audiences, they engaged in a great deal of dissembling with ongoing demonstrations of the unavoidability of the event. In a sense, that was true. But there was more to the story. Their AEGIS anti-ballistic missile system was faulty in particular respects and the defense contractor knew it beforehand and had falsified the original test results. That was why, it was believed, the system could not tell the difference between a military plane and a passenger plane that day. In my Social Problems classes in the 1990’s I showed a video of a PBS investigation of deliberate fraud in the military-industrial complex and its costs to our society, not only economic. I threw out most of those videos because they were dated, big mistake. So today I’ve been searching for information about that fraud. One more point. This article traces our problems with Iran back to the Iranian Revolution. It should go back further. In part, the revolution was blowback to our overthrow of their democratically-elected government in 1953 and reinstallation of a brutal dictator, Shah Pahlavi.

    • July 19, 2014 at 12:18 am

      Which article are you referring to in the second-to-the-last sentence? “This article traces our problems…”

      I read an interesting article in The Atlantic awhile ago about Iran Air 655 which described how Flight 655 is viewed in Iran, but can’t locate it now.

      But related to this incident — how is it that Reagan is viewed as such a “Saint” given the Beirut bombing, Iran Contra arms sale and Iran Air Flight 655? It’s as if the MSM never mention these “lapses” yet are quick to pounce on a whiff of “scandalabra.”

  16. 61 dotster3
    July 18, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    And by the way, NBC Chicago wasn’t fooling around——placed responsibility for the downing of the plane squarely where it belonged, with the separatists and Russia——-adamantly, almost angrily.

  17. 62 amk for obama
    July 18, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    so they booed uncle joe at nutroots convention. and they wonder why the pols use a ten foot pole near them.

    • 63 hopefruit2
      July 19, 2014 at 12:51 am

      Why they boo him? Didn’t Sally Kohn imply he was doing great? And regardless, booing is so damn childish and unprofessional – especially to someone who is an ally. Meanwhile, I’m sure they would have applauded a dolt like Snowden….

    • 64 jackiegrumbacher
      July 19, 2014 at 8:55 am

      Those juvenile idiots should have been honored to have Joe Biden give them the time of day, let alone show up. What a bunch of spoiled brats who think their puny minds are more astute than our brilliant President and VP. I must admit I was shocked when I heard he gave that group enough credence to speak to them.. I hope that’s the last time he dignifies them with anything but a laugh in their faces.

  18. 66 dotster3
    July 19, 2014 at 12:00 am

    I don’t want the hog castrator and the Obama impeacher lady in the senate…..

  19. 67 jacquelineoboomer
    July 19, 2014 at 12:39 am

    May have been posted before.

    • 68 Obama Grandmama
      July 19, 2014 at 1:10 am

      Sure remember reading about the press saying there were many Americans killed on the flight yesterday. It would be nice if the press would deal in facts instead of innuendo and rumors. First instead of correct seems to be their motto, just like McCain spewing whatever just for attention.

  20. 71 amk for obama
    July 19, 2014 at 12:59 am

  21. 72 jacquelineoboomer
    July 19, 2014 at 1:03 am

    Just too good of a tweet not to share.

  22. 75 amk for obama
    July 19, 2014 at 1:14 am

  23. July 19, 2014 at 2:03 am

    Hope he catches a clue, soon ….



    good night TOD

  24. 78 amk for obama
    July 19, 2014 at 6:50 am

    for r&s ?

  25. July 19, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Good morning. Looks like it’s just amk and me. hahahaha

  26. 81 dotster3
    July 19, 2014 at 7:39 am

    I can’t stop laughing about this. My son-in-law said my baby gr-daughter said her first word yesterday. It was “burp”.

  27. 86 amk for obama
    July 19, 2014 at 7:57 am

  28. 89 amk for obama
    July 19, 2014 at 8:02 am

    for once, me happy that we are the last.

  29. July 19, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Black voters could decide who controls the Senate in 2015. Here’s how.
    By Aaron Blake
    April 23

    Black voters played a huge role in delivering Barack Obama to the White House in 2008 and 2012. And in 2014, they will play a huge role in determining whether the president’s party can stop Republicans from taking the Senate.

    Why? Here are four reasons:

    1. Black voters are hugely influential on the 2014 map

    Six of the 16 states with the highest black populations are holding key Senate contests in 2014. A seventh — the most African American state in the country, Mississippi — is holding a contest that could get interesting if there’s a tea party upset in the GOP primary.

    This is a highly unusual set of circumstances, especially when you consider that most states with large numbers of African American voters generally don’t hold competitive Senate races because they are safely red (in the South, generally) or blue (in the Northeast).


  30. 91 amk for obama
    July 19, 2014 at 8:10 am

    FU M$ outlook. 10 attempts to download 5 meg e-mail and at the end of each 5 meg, error msg.

  31. July 19, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Defeating Obama’s kryptonite with the black vote

    By Jonathan Capehart April 23

    Norm Ornstein’s piece in National Journal today came up during a taping of “Press Pass” for “Meet The Press” this morning. It was one more in a series of pieces on the “Green Lantern theory” of the presidency, which was refined by Greg Sargent and others riffing off Matthew Yglesias’s “Green Lantern theory of Geopolitics” from 2006. “In a nutshell,” Ornstein writes, “it attributes heroic powers to a president — if only he would use them.”

    If only Obama had dealt with Congress the way LBJ did — persuading, cajoling, threatening, and sweet-talking members to attain his goals — his presidency would not be on the ropes and he would be a hero. If only Obama would schmooze with lawmakers the way Bill Clinton did, he would have much greater success. If only Obama would work with Republicans and not try to steamroll them, he could be a hero and have a fiscal deal that would solve the long-term debt problem.

    Having a little fun with the topic, NBC News’s Kristin Welker asked me what superpower I thought President Obama needed. Before the segment, I thought long and hard about this. The president has tried working with Republicans. He’s tried schmoozing them. He’s tried cajoling them. And he’s tried to giving them space so it wouldn’t look like he was interfering or that Republicans were doing the bidding of the man the base hates. That’s when it hit me.

    Superman has superpowers and a great costume (even though it breaks Edna Mode’s “No capes!” rule), but he was no match for kryptonite. What Obama needs more than anything is for the American people, voters, to knock the kryptonite out of the hands of his opponents.


    So if the American people are going to succeed in knocking the kryptonite out of the hands of Obama’s opponents, black voters will have to lead them. All that’s required is casting a ballot.


    • 94 jackiegrumbacher
      July 19, 2014 at 8:47 am

      And registering to vote, Rikyrah. If we could create enough momentum to register huge numbers of of AA voters, then we have a better chance of increasing turnout.

  32. 95 JER
    July 19, 2014 at 8:30 am

  33. 96 dotster3
    July 19, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Maybe chips was in Chgo last night for the big Billy Joel concert at Wrigley Field——sleeping in today.

  34. 97 CEB
    July 19, 2014 at 8:40 am

    Calling first on the upcoming Early Bird chat.

  35. 98 jackiegrumbacher
    July 19, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Well good morning anyway to all early birders. Going to have to run soon to get Saturday morning errands done. Last night WP decided to start fighting me when I was too tired to fight back. So, I shrugged, surrendered and said it (WP) could have the field. Now that I’m in a fighting mood again, WP is being placid. Go figure.

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