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A Tweet or Two

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Cracking up at Anniebella’s reply:

“That other unidentified guy is the first black President. Didn’t you know that?”

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127 Responses to “A Tweet or Two”


  1. September 12, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Good Friday, Chipsticks…TOD Family!!!

  2. September 12, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Nathan Deal must be feeling the heat in the GA gubernatorial race….

    =====

    “Gov. Nathan Deal doesn’t want you to vote on Sundays “

    http://www.bloggingwhileblue.com/2014/09/deal-doesnt-want-you-to-vote.html

    ——–

    …some politicians, including Gov. Deal, don’t want you to vote on Sunday.

    In a historical move for this state, three Georgia counties will allow voters to cast their ballots on Sunday. DeKalb, Fulton and Lowndes have announced Sunday voting days to increase access for voters who can’t get to the polls during a busy work week or during a Saturday shift on the job.

    Gov. Deal thinks this is wrong…And he even said that he will fight to block Sunday voting if he’s re-elected.

    The governor’s vow to limit voter access comes just a day after the shocking comments by state Sen. Fran Millar (R-Dunwoody) on DeKalb County’s voting plan…Both Gov. Deal and Sen. Millar were involved in Georgia’s blatantly partisan redistricting process three years ago, which virtually guaranteed GOP supermajorities in both legislative chambers. Millar voted for the redistricting plans and Deal signed them.

  3. September 12, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Comment awaiting moderation….I guess I got too ambitious linking tweets. [sigh]

  4. 11 hopefruit2
    September 12, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    If that’s what a “failed Presidency” looks like, then more failures please….

  5. 13 TrumpDog
    September 12, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    I can’t stand John Fuglesang.

  6. September 12, 2014 at 2:59 pm

  7. September 12, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Great tweets, Chipsticks. The “Tweet or Two” feature from you and NW give a good synopsis of current events and reveal information we won’t get in the MSM. And like political cartoons, tweets (and “tweeters”) have a knack for accentuating truths.

  8. 17 hopefruit2
    September 12, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    This should give Little Ezra a big head – Obama’s account referencing vox.com’s article…

  9. September 12, 2014 at 3:05 pm

  10. 23 hopefruit2
    September 12, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    “That other unidentified guy is the first black President. Didn’t you know that?”

    Anniebella your sense of humor is a thing of beauty 🙂

  11. 25 Linda
    September 12, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I thought only Congress can declare WAR. What is going on ? Media is saying the White House says we are at WAR with ISIL.

    They need to vote

  12. September 12, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Oh yay, oh joy – Iowa is back on the national political radar. This weekend Bill and Hillary will be here and so will 150 press types, according to the DSM Register. 😦 Thankfully that will be followed up by a visit next Wednesday by VPOTUS to support the Nuns on the Bus and THAT will be followed up in October by FLOTUS stopping by. I kind of miss the days when PBO was here every few weeks, but I’m glad he doesn’t have to campaign anymore. Here’s hoping we don’t get drowned by Hillary coverage this weekend. 😦

  13. 29 Don
    September 12, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    I must say November 4, 2014 is starting to look like a vote or die situation, probably because it is a vote or die situation.

  14. September 12, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    PBO in Atlanta on Tuesday….

    ======

    “President Obama to visit Atlanta for Ebola Update”

    http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2014/09/12/president-obama-to-visit-atlanta-for-ebola-update/

    —–

    President Barack Obama will visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Tuesday to get an update on the agency’s fight against Ebola.

    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at the daily briefing that Obama will “receive a briefing on the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, discuss the U.S. response to that outbreak, and thank the scientists, doctors and health care workers who are helping those affected by the disease at home and around the world. The president will also receive an update on the respiratory illness that’s been reported in several states across the Midwest.”

  15. September 12, 2014 at 3:19 pm

  16. 41 Nena20409
    September 12, 2014 at 3:25 pm

  17. 43 Nena20409
    September 12, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Swbluega has the Gold. Congrats.

  18. 45 Nena20409
    September 12, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    War or Not War is the Breaking News as I walked across a TV Monitor with CNN on Live?

    Freaking Seriously?

    I have heard it all today.

  19. September 12, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    This is really awesome.

  20. September 12, 2014 at 3:38 pm

  21. 53 Linda
    September 12, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    General McChrystal supports PBO approach to ISIL….

    I just saw a short clip on CNN from Erin Burrnett’s show later today.

  22. 55 japa21
    September 12, 2014 at 4:07 pm

  23. September 12, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    I’m going to leave this right here for Dudette:

  24. 59 57andfemale
    September 12, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    • 60 arapaho415
      September 12, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      These idiots who can’t find the bathroom door are enabled by our MSM who do exactly ZERO pushback on lies and empty GOP attacks.

    • 61 jackiegrumbacher
      September 12, 2014 at 4:48 pm

      Republicans have the worst listening skills on the planet. All they do when the president speaks is put their fingers in their ears and go “Nyah, nyah, nyah.” Then they make fools of themselves saying the same things the president did and calling it their idea. In this case, tens of millions of Americans heard the president directly.

  25. 62 arapaho415
    September 12, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Just heard on CBS radio news someone — a professor… say that the Rice situation shows that the NFL needs more women in management, which is undoubtably true.

    I guess there is a segment of Americans who think it’s OK for men to slug women, didn’t realize that this was a “women’s issue.” SMH.

    • 63 57andfemale
      September 12, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      I understand these arguments, but frankly they’re b.s. It shouldn’t take a woman in authority to make it clear that it is wrong to strike a woman, and that doing so can and should ruin your ‘brand’ in the public sphere.

      • 64 arapaho415
        September 12, 2014 at 4:31 pm

        With you 100%, 57F.

        That was my reaction when I heard this no-doubt white ivory tower East Coast elite.

        It’s an insult to men to say that only women believe it is wrong for men, with their God-given upper-body strength advantage to strike a woman.

        The lying NFL commissioner should be sacked. He earned something like $42 million last year. I won’t even shed crocodile tears for him.

      • 65 arapaho415
        September 12, 2014 at 4:32 pm

        Forgot to say that I hope you do tweet a pic of Kasper, that little rascal.

        Would love to see him getting into mischief, and getting caught, LOL.

      • 66 hopefruit2
        September 12, 2014 at 5:14 pm

        Wasn’t it a female judge who let Oscar Pistorius off the hook for murdering his girlfriend?

        We don’t need “more women in management” we need a just system of laws and policies that holds people accountable for their crimes against others. And if the perpetrator happens to be a famous male athlete and the victim female, these laws/policies should apply just as well.

        • 67 57andfemale
          September 13, 2014 at 8:45 am

          It’s condescending and beside the point. Do we need women like Karen Handel, Carley Fiorino, Michelle Bachmann? It’s not about gender, it’s about human decency and common sense and justice.

  26. 68 anniebella
    September 12, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    I mean no harm, I feel sorry for her, I know the woman has lost her son, and she lost him in a gruesome way, he was beheaded. But have anyone seen the mother of Jim Foley interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN. I watched alittle of it, but I must admit I got alittle piss with her because she was blaming the US Government for her son being kill, they didn’t do enough, they threaten to bring charges against them if they pay money to the terrorists. I just feel like her son put his self in that danger, it was his choice, so stop trying to blame everyone else. I almost expected her to say it was Obama’s fault. .

    • 69 arapaho415
      September 12, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      Yes, I heard a portion of the interview on CBS radio network news, and surprisingly, they balanced the report with a snippet from Josh Earnest saying that every President Obama, like every American President before him does not pay ransom to terrorists.

      Someone outside the immediate family should have counseled her not to say what she did.

      She was speaking from unbearable grief. If I were in her position I would feel the same way — desperate to have my son back.

      That’s why I say that someone should have counseled her. She’s unable to see the bigger picture, and in times extreme stress someone not as emotionally linked to the person and event should have offered advice.

      My heart goes out to her and the family of Steve Sotloff. Unspeakably gruesome and brutal fate for their sons.

    • 70 Linda
      September 12, 2014 at 4:46 pm

      She and her husband were NOT talking like that at all when it first happened…..I think they have been influenced by the other family and also that disgusting media…….

      Her son was kidnapped before and held for 44 days in Libya in 2011.

  27. September 12, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Hawks’ Danny Ferry to take leave of absence

    http://www.ajc.com/news/sports/basketball/ferry-to-take-leave-of-absence/nhLtP/

    —–

    Hawks general manager Danny Ferry will take an indefinite leave of absence, effective immediately.

    Hawks CEO Steve Koonin made the announcement Friday. Ferry has been at the center of controversy for a racist comment he made during a conference call in June regarding free agent Luol Deng.

  28. 74 japa21
    September 12, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    I have stayed away from the whole Ray Rice issue, mainly because I think it is rather obvious that what he did is inexcusable and the way the NFL handled it is ludicrous. The same with the federal judge.

    Of course the judge was in AL and was white. And Rice is a big name football player. If a regular black man or, most of the time, a white man did what either of them did, their ass would be behind bars.

    But here is a question I have, and I would like some feedback from some of the women here.

    In general, domestic violence, or even non-domestic man on woman violence is treated as somehow different from and deserving less punishment than rape. To me, they are pretty much equivalent. Both are exercises in power by the male, both denigrate the woman, and both use violence. The only difference is the form the violence takes.

    To me, the emphasis in the Rice case is somewhat misdirected. It talks a lot about domestic violence, which is good to a degree, as that is a subject that is underreported in this country. But it should be talked about as part of the whole violence against women situation in our country. I wish more emphasis is placed on the fact that there isn’t much difference between Rice hitting her or raping her. Maybe if the equivalency was out there more, people would get a better grasp of just how bad domestic violence is.

    Of course, there will always be those that blame the victim, like there is in the current situation. But nonetheless, we can’t totally separate the different types of violence from each other.

    • September 12, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      I agree with your assessment of how the acts of violence should be viewed/treated. Good summary of this whole issue. Thanks.

    • September 12, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      I have no idea how I feel about it to be honest Japa, it’s all universally repugnant and unacceptable.

      • 77 japa21
        September 12, 2014 at 5:03 pm

        And that is the thing, it is all universally repugnant and unacceptable, yet somehow I seem to detect a gradation of seriousness of the crime that I don’t believe should exist.

        • September 12, 2014 at 5:15 pm

          Agree. Another issue is mental abuse…. you can’t see the bruises….. and you think no one believes you.

          • 79 hopefruit2
            September 12, 2014 at 5:26 pm

            I was going to say the say thing Tally…emotional abuse and abuse of sexual nature tend to elicit different reactions than pure physical abuse. That is true when the abuse is done to kids as well. The abusers’ motives are the same (desire for power and control mixed with anger) but people tend to focus on the nature of the abuse, and a significant minority are inclined to blame the victim as somehow “provoking” it, particularly abuse of the sexual kind.

    • 80 jackiegrumbacher
      September 12, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      I agree, Japa, that domestic violence is part of a whole tapestry of societal offenses against women that includes rape, systematic discrimination in the work place and a general contempt of women’s problems, interests and tastes. While big leaps forward have been made in my lifetime, particularly re jobs and education, the patriarchal society still retains its grip on our institutions and attitudes. Women have always been told to keep quiet, suffer in silence, feel guilty, forgive, and take “it,” and the toll that has taken on our psyches is immense. I still remember graduating Magna Cum Laude from a distinguished liberal arts college in the sixties and told I would be lucky to get a job as a typist, while male contemporaries sailed into professional jobs. And, God forbid, you expressed the slightest resentment about it because then you would be considered an “emotional” women unsuited to the workplace.

  29. 81 jackiegrumbacher
    September 12, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Couldn’t tell if this was posted before, but 34 million Americans turned into the President’s ISIL speech on Wednesday night. I hope they actually paid attention.

    http://thepoliticalline.blogspot.com/2014/09/34-million-americans-tuned-into.html?spref=twhttp://thepoliticalline.

    • 82 Allison
      September 12, 2014 at 4:56 pm

      Thanks, Jackie. Crickets from MSM

    • 83 hopefruit2
      September 12, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      LP had mentioned it last night in one of his posts, but I don’t think many people saw it, so thanks for re-posting. 🙂

      Also, according to Neilson, an additional 4.2 million tuned in via Twitter 🙂

  30. 84 Linda
    September 12, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Minnesota Vikings All-NFL running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted on child injury charges in Texas, according to multiple reports.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/adrian-peterson-arrested
    —-

    Ian Rapoport ✔ @RapSheet

    Arrest of Adrian Peterson (reported by @MarkBermanFox26) stems from the disciplining of a son with a switch, source says. He’s been indicted

  31. 85 jackiegrumbacher
    September 12, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Today some idiot guy on Facebook told me I had only a three page book: page 1 Republicans, page 2 dumb, page 3 the end. I told him I actually had a four page book because page 3 was hateful and page 4 was The End. Haven’t heard from him since.

  32. 87 hopefruit2
    September 12, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    This Venezuelan wants PBO to be her President! We would love to share him – if we could, but only for a day though. 🙂 🙂 LOL!

  33. 94 dotster3
    September 12, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Wow—-now Mn. Vikings star RB Adrian Peterson is indicted for negligent injury to a child—–alleged to have beat his child. Not a good time for the NFL.

    • September 12, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      I didn’t know about this until someone on the committee was hyping that these “important people” will be in town tomorrow night for the gala and will receive awards. Geez. As I said, don’t throw up in mouth……………SMH>

  34. 97 JER
    September 12, 2014 at 5:27 pm

  35. 99 JER
    September 12, 2014 at 5:29 pm

  36. 100 hopefruit2
    September 12, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    I have one question. Does the 24% refer to 24% of the voting sample polled, or 24% of eligible AA voters in GA? Because if it’s the latter as I suspect it is, then more AA voters who actually vote “Dem” in November will spell certain doom for the GOP candidate.

    • 101 Linda
      September 12, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      85,000 AA were registered to vote over this summer…there has been a huge campaign here to register minorities…

      Gov Deal is going to lose, that is why they are trying to stop the Sunday voting. He said if he wins, he will get rid of it as soon as possible in January of 2015.

      Plus, he is under investigation .

      • September 12, 2014 at 5:46 pm

        Very proud of Georgians for working so hard to register voters. AAs will make a major, positive impact on GA & America if they (and women and young folk) #VoteDEM on 4 Nov.

        #LandslideDEMS2014

        Yes WE Can

      • September 12, 2014 at 6:00 pm

        Plus, blatantly telling people that you are going to take away their voting opportunity, AND practically telling them that they are uneducated is a sure way to get them out to vote.

        • 105 99ts
          September 12, 2014 at 8:54 pm

          He is looking to bring out the poor whites, who consider themselves smart and educated – they don’t want those “others” voting.

  37. September 12, 2014 at 5:36 pm

  38. September 12, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Obviously, more people are going to die before Vlad is stopped ….

  39. 112 dotster3
    September 12, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Awwwww—-the “hiking the Appalachian Trail guy, S.C’s own, Mark Sanford, has broken off his engagement. Sounds like his divorce from the former Mrs. Sanford is ongoing and problematic.

  40. September 12, 2014 at 5:49 pm


    “I NEED TO BE THERE WITH MY BUDDIES. I’LL GO HOME AFTER WE LIBERATE THE TOWN”

    The 18-year-old volunteer, an orphan, threw himself on a grenade saving the lives of two of his buddies. He performed the ultimate act in defense of his native land, Ukraine…

    The Lord granted Andriy Snetko from Manevychi 18 years of life. Those eighteen years of life weren’t easy. Andriy was an orphan since the age of eleven. He wasn’t allotted enough time to experience a lot of living. He didn’t even have time to fall in love. He loved his native land more than anything and in the end he gave his life for his country. He died a heroic death fighting the Russian occupiers in the Battle of Illovaysk in the Donetsk Oblast.”

  41. 120 Dudette
    September 12, 2014 at 5:49 pm

  42. 122 vcprezofan2
    September 12, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    ~~ ❓ ~~ Hi, TODobots! How are you? I’m out of town….. again! My little 2 hour drive out of town seemed like nothing compared to last week’s 11hour drive home! I’m now on a between conference break, so I’m looking in to check on you.

      • 124 vcprezofan2
        September 12, 2014 at 10:48 pm

        🙂 O my gaaawd, you haven’t forgotten me!

        😉 The dinner meeting is finally over, and I must say it didn’t have to last so long. The speaker could have said what he said in half the time, and the meal could have been served with greater ‘promptitude’! Just saying. Anyways, one day down and two to go!

  43. 125 dotster3
    September 12, 2014 at 5:54 pm


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