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A Tweet Or Two

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This is what happens when some Democrats lock hands with Republicans to jeopardize the nomination of a man who would have been fantastic for the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ. Jerks.

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124 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. 19 Judith Fardig
    September 15, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Congratulations to our illustrious winners! NW – you rock with the best tweets!

  2. 21 amk for obama
    September 15, 2014 at 9:44 pm

  3. September 15, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    #OWNthe114th

    Yes WE MUST

  4. September 15, 2014 at 9:53 pm

  5. 31 amk for obama
    September 15, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Ok, I am off to my daily five ten fifteen.

  6. 41 majiir
    September 15, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    I stopped by Jason Carter and Michelle Nunn’s shared campaign office in my city today and picked up my campaign signs and signed up to help GOTV. I’m fired up and ready to go!!!

  7. September 15, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    I’ve suddenly seen Ebola in the US articles …
    Is that bc this President is going to the CDC to talk about Ebola?

  8. September 15, 2014 at 10:04 pm

  9. 50 vcprezofan2
    September 15, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Those two at the start of this post are certifiably crazy. Just saying.

  10. September 15, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    stuff stuck in WP purgatory again ….

    Perhaps this will escape surveillance ….

    She is fierce and I dig it!!!

  11. September 15, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Good Evening Todders.
    I see VC is dancing around twitter…lol! Too cute..also did some research on PBO libraries…the Man IS and will remain popular. Period.

  12. September 15, 2014 at 10:16 pm

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  15. 69 arapaho415
    September 15, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    I posted the @AP_Politics tweet this morning, but I’m repeating myself and adding another that fits in with the theme:
    This is what is wrong with unregulated capitalism on steroids.

    Dems, especially those running for Congress and Senate need to latch on to this and RUN.

    From the article:

    “The wealthy often manage to shield much of their income from taxes. And they tend to spend a lower percentage of it than others do, thereby limiting sales tax revenue.

    As the growth of tax revenue has slowed, states have faced tensions over whether to raise taxes or cut spending to balance their budgets as required by law.

    ‘Rising income inequality is not just a social issue,’ said Gabriel Petek, the S&P credit analyst who wrote the report. ‘It presents a very significant set of challenges for the policymakers.’

    snip /

    “The combination of an increasingly global economy, greater productivity from technology and outsize investment returns has shifted a rising share of money to the wealthy. Of all the dollars earned in 2012, more than 22 percent went to the top 1 percent. That share has more than doubled since 1979.

    Before income inequality began to rise consistently, state tax revenue grew an average of 9.97 percent a year from 1950 to 1979. That average steadily fell with each subsequent decade, dipping to 3.62 percent between 2000 and 2009.”

    This is how CA dug ourselves out of the abyss:

    In 2012, California voters backed a ballot measure to raise taxes.

    That measure boosted California’s sales tax to 7.5 percent for four years and income taxes rates to between 10.3 and 12.3 percent for seven years on income over $250,000. Plus, there’s an additional 1 percent tax on millionaires.

    More than half the income tax the state collected in 2012 came from the top 1 percent, compared with 33 percent in 1993. And in 2013, state tax revenue in California surged 15.6 percent.

    The debate about taxes and inequality has spilled into the race for governor, with the Democratic incumbent, Jerry Brown, saying a failure to broadly increase wages has stunted growth.

    ‘If the consumers are up to their eyeballs in debt, aren’t making a decent salary, how the heck are they going to buy anything?’ Brown told the California School Employees Association. ‘And if they don’t buy anything, the economy doesn’t go forward and doesn’t work.’

    Republican challenger Neal Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official and Goldman Sachs investment banker, has said that school reform is the ultimate key for closing the wealth gap.

    ‘The root cause of income inequality is a failure of our education system,’ Kashkari said.

    Seven other states have also raised top marginal rates since 2009. This marks a reversal of the trend from 1985 to 2009, when average top marginal tax rates across all states fell slightly.”

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    Wish I could highlight the part where MORE THAN HALF THE INCOME TAX CA collected in 2012 came from the top 1%.

    And here’s the dark side of capitalism (aka greed) — the radio tells me these t-shirts are now selling for than $500 apiece on eBay now that Urban Outfitters has stopped selling them.

    Warning: disturbing image, but this is how some Americans see fit to make a buck:

  16. September 15, 2014 at 10:26 pm

  17. 73 dannystix
    September 15, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    eetid bal!1!

  18. 94 amk for obama
    September 15, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    ….

    Cool

  19. September 15, 2014 at 10:33 pm

  20. 103 arapaho415
    September 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    I wonder how many in TODville have scrolled beyond the spiders upthread?

    Speaking of North Sea oil and Scotland (on previous thread, as usual, hopelessly behind):

    From the article:
    “But as rising supplies of North American crude and tepid demand have pushed prices below $100 a barrel, the move underlies how the shale oil revolution is creating a political and economic advantage for Washington and its Western allies.

    Russia and Iran are heavily reliant on oil sales and face budget shortages at current price levels, analysts say, weakening their position when negotiating over Ukrainian sovereignty or the Iranian nuclear deal.

    And higher oil production from the United States as well as Canada is providing a buffer against the threat of retaliatory supply curbs from Russia or further disruptions to supplies from the Middle East.”

  21. September 15, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    WASHINGTON — Democrats have reversed the partisan imbalance on the federal appeals courts that long favored conservatives, a little-noticed shift with far-reaching consequences for the law and President Obama’s legacy. For the first time in more than a decade, judges appointed by Democratic presidents considerably outnumber judges appointed by Republican presidents. The Democrats’ advantage has only grown since late last year when they stripped Republicans of their ability to filibuster the president’s nominees.

    Democratic appointees who hear cases full time now hold a majority of seats on nine of the 13 United States Courts of Appeals. When Mr. Obama took office, only one of those courts had more full-time judges nominated by a Democrat. The shift, one of the most significant but unheralded accomplishments of the Obama era, is likely to have ramifications for how the courts decide the legality of some of the president’s most controversial actions on health care, immigration and clean air. Since today’s Congress has been a graveyard for legislative accomplishment, these judicial confirmations are likely to be among its most enduring acts….continued

  22. 106 mtmarilyn
    September 15, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Well I am watching my Dancing with the Stars and who is on but Tavis Smiley. Was hoping he would be so bad he would be voted off tomorrow, but no such luck. I’ll probably have to watch him another week. Guess he is better than Tom Delay.

  23. 108 carolyn
    September 15, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Both of today’s Medal of Honor winners are from Oklahoma. Local press is ecstatic…..best publicity the President could have in this state. Love the first picture and the expression on the man’s face when greeting the President!

    • 109 arapaho415
      September 15, 2014 at 11:08 pm

      Thanks for this, Carolyn.

      I love the backstories on the heroes that this country so often ignore.

      Will be sure to check out some Oklahoma newspapers.

  24. 110 amk for obama
    September 15, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    ????

  25. 111 amk for obama
    September 15, 2014 at 10:45 pm

  26. September 15, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    A precursor for why President Obama is visiting the CDC tomorrow:

  27. 116 arapaho415
    September 15, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    And on a lighter note (for those who got past the spiders — shudder — upthread…).

    Gazelle posted a tweet on a previous thread about a Viola Davis profile that appeared in yesterday’s NYT Sunday Magazine.

    It amused me that the author of this article “favorited” this tweet.

    Viola Davis has had an amazing life — was born in the plantation (aka slave) South, grew up in Rhode Island, went to Julliard.

    An amazing bio that MSM overlooks for the same reason ODS exists.

    Favorite quote from article was from Shonda Rhimes, which the MSM should step back and learn from:

    “’I’m not sitting around going, ‘Wow, it’s historic to have two black women on television,’ ” Rhimes told me when I noted that two of her shows are now led by African-American actresses. “I don’t think it’s odd to see two black women standing in the same place because, well, that’s my house. Like, it’s not a thing. To me, it just feels like Tuesday.”

  28. 118 amk for obama
    September 15, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Ok, that’s a good one.

  29. 119 amk for obama
    September 15, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    simple, they want one? then vote for one.

  30. September 15, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Blah! Clean water is overrated!
    I don’t like clean water, much rather scoop it out of my toilet.

  31. 122 JER
    September 15, 2014 at 11:03 pm

  32. September 15, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    Dwarfs G HW Bush’s coalition to roust Saddam from Kuwait ….


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