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A Tweet Or Two

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A perfect example of inequality in two tweets.

There’s this:

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Then this:

If you spend $98 on a toilet brush, raise your hand and slap yourself repeatedly.

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153 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. 8 JER
    September 17, 2014 at 7:24 pm

  2. 10 JER
    September 17, 2014 at 7:26 pm

  3. September 17, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Splendiferous tweets Nerdy, thank yoooooou sooooooo much!

    And out of respect to you and LL, I will not mention Schalke. Mainly because:

  4. September 17, 2014 at 7:34 pm

  5. 18 JER
    September 17, 2014 at 7:37 pm

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  9. 30 desertflower
    September 17, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    You know I love Eric Holder:) Some emoprog heads should explode now….Blah, blah, blah….one track minds

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2014/09/17/doj-preparing-criminal-charges-against-wall-street-executives/

  10. September 17, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    More booky news:

  11. September 17, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Nancy Pelosi schools reporters and gives powerful opening remarks on 2008 financial crisis.

    SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

    House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing (27 Minutes)

    ——————————————

    House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi held her weekly briefly. She discussed some of the issues Congress was working on during this month’s abbreviated session before members were to leave to campaign for the midterm elections. Among the issues was a temporary spending bill to fund the government after the end of this month to prevent a federal shutdown.

    ——————————————-

    http://www.c-span.org/video/?321545-1/house-minority-leader-nancy-pelosi-dca-weekly-briefing

  12. September 17, 2014 at 7:55 pm

  13. September 17, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    I’m literally this close to the First Lady. First Lady in the house at St Jude. Yeah!!!

  14. September 17, 2014 at 7:59 pm

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  16. September 17, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    • 56 jacquelineoboomer
      September 17, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      Truthfully, I don’t believe in beating children with a strap (so not to make light of that), but – now that Hannity’s grown – I’d like to hit him with a strap myself, while I put his ass in a taxi on his way to any shrink who wouldn’t shrink when she saw him, if such a person exists.

      ^^^ My intended revelation.

    • 57 0388jojothecat
      September 17, 2014 at 9:58 pm

      Shame Insanity-Hannity & Bill-O the clown O-really both went to catholic schools which believe in capital punishment….no wonder they are so hateful and evil.

      • September 17, 2014 at 9:59 pm

        That was the old style, pre-Vatican II Catholic schools. If any of the nuns had dared lay a hand on me or any of the other kids, an army of pissed off Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican moms would have shut down my school.

  17. September 17, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Where’s 99?

  18. September 17, 2014 at 8:14 pm

  19. 61 hopefruit2
    September 17, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    I’m honing my newly discovered psychic skills so here are my predictions for tomorrow.

    1. It will be Thursday
    2. Mark Knoller will count something.
    3. Jovie will post something and I will respond (while feeling annoyed or amused, or both).
    4. Dogs will bark.

  20. September 17, 2014 at 8:15 pm

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  22. September 17, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    I want to make a short comment on the domestic violence issue that has surfaced in the NFL. I have 30 plus years experience as a mental health therapist in the public sector. Domestic violence was not a specialization of mine but nearly everyone who works in the helping professions, especially in the public sector encounters domestic violence. Most of the cases I have been aware of professionally either through personal involvement or through case studies and staffings, actually did not stem from a diagnosable mental disorder. Most cases stemmed from a cultural belief in the supremacy of men and an entitlement to enforce that power over women and children through violence or the threat of violence. Naturally other factors, such as economic stress, lack of coping skills, experience of domestic violence as a child, and use of alcohol or drugs can be factors. But the number one issue is the idea of male supremacy and right to power over women and children by any means. This has to be challenged at all levels. For that reason I am glad the Ray Rice video has surfaced and that we have the example of a super athlete celebrity who now stands to lose his position of power and prominence. I hope the effect of this will be to shine a light on all men of wealth and power who abuse women and children. In the case of the NFL and Ray Rice this only happened because the owners became concerned about their businesses and realized they could suffer economic consequence if they are putting out domestic abusers as their celebrity stars. This is a lesson that can continue to be brought home, a frontal challenge to the belief in male supremacy and right to inflict violence to enforce it. When domestic violence is truly treated as a crime, and when abusers are prosecuted and suffer consequences,when violent male abusers are held up to public view, unmasked and seen for their brutality and cruelty, violent male supremacy as a belief that is acted upon, will erode over time, and young boys will not look up to these violent men as role models.

    • September 17, 2014 at 8:31 pm

      Oh Bill, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and expertise on this. I find it so infuriating when the contributing factors you list are often cited as, somehow, an excuse, when the world is jammed with men with those very problems, but they still they wouldn’t lift a finger to their partner or child.

      “Most cases stemmed from a cultural belief in the supremacy of men and an entitlement to enforce that power over women and children through violence or the threat of violence”

      And there it is.

    • 75 dotster3
      September 17, 2014 at 8:49 pm

      Thanks, Bill, for sharing your knowledge on this subject. I agree with your remedy—–that these cases can no longer be brushed under the rug and need to be prosecuted in the light of day.

  23. September 17, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Sen. Barbara Boxer here for those that. as I, missed it earlier.

    http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4508916/boxer

  24. September 17, 2014 at 8:23 pm

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  26. September 17, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Well shit, something big is happening in 99ts-land:

  27. September 17, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Well, maybe somebody in this blog is interested.
    That man Dwyer from the nfl I was talking about earlier has been Deactivated indefinitely.
    Arrested in Aggravated assault charges a Woman and an eighteen month old.
    But according to some people, this man should not receive a boat load of media scrutiny, nor should we discuss him here???

  28. 88 dotster3
    September 17, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    These open carry freaks are damaged goods…..

  29. September 17, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Wow!

  30. September 17, 2014 at 8:40 pm

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  33. September 17, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Bringing this short clip over for those that didn’t have a chance to watch it earlier.

  34. 100 arapaho415
    September 17, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    I think it was @jamilsmith who penned the best response to @jonathanchait’s ridiculous article on race earlier this year.

    Why in the world would he now link to a David Remnick article that is so demeaning and dismissive of President Obama?

    Until the final paragraph, this is the tone of that article:
    “Obama does himself no favors with his periodic slumbers, his indisciplines of conception and rhetoric.”

    Remnick begrudgingly offers slight praise in the final paragraph, and many self-congratulatory white elites rely on his ilk for their opinions.

    I’ll think twice before clicking on another New Yorker article again. And @JamilSmith must suffer from the “crabs in the barrel” syndrome that ed4obama (I hope I have his name right — I think I’m missing a letter, though 😦 ) mentioned a couple of weeks ago.

    • September 17, 2014 at 9:05 pm

      “periodic slumbers”??

      Thanks for that arapaho415, you’ve saved me a click.

      • 102 arapaho415
        September 17, 2014 at 9:34 pm

        I really hated this article.

        I thought David Remnick was a fair journalist, and he’s written a huge tome on Barack Obama (which I haven’t read, but have seen excerpts).

        It’s as if he just ingested a George Will pill. I was very angry while reading the article, and hate that he’s now spewing his ODS to the limousine liberal set.

    • September 17, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      That would be me, edp4bho, and I’m full-blooded female 🙂 Thanks for acknowledging.

      • 104 arapaho415
        September 17, 2014 at 10:26 pm

        So sorry that I forgot your name. And that I referred to your comment as “his.” 😳

        I learn something every day here at TOD, and your illuminating comment was greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  35. September 17, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    This is part of what it will take to end domestic violence. Peers calling you out.

  36. 106 EricFive
    September 17, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Hello TODers. I just want to give a belated shout out and THANK YOU to Hopefruit2 for her spot on comment concerning the racial aspect to the media oversaturation concerning Adrian Peterson, Ray Rice and assorted other African-American athletes running afoul of the law (and common decency). I am not downplaying their transgressions. But I agree that media is using these incidents to paint African-Americans in a very negative light to counter balance the recent headlines concerning innocent Black males being murdered by White cops. The MSM target audience is White and GOP. Notice how shockingly rare it is that the MSM will do anything to offend either of those, largely overlapping, groups? The message of White superiority/Black inferiority saturates our media. Statistics without context is the all to common way this is done. Every story about welfare or food stamps features photos and/or stories about Black folks, when in reality there are more Whites on public assistance than Blacks. Every photo of a line at the unemployment office is 3/4 African-American. It is a constant hum, just below the surface, it is truly insidious. Protect the ego and sensibilities of White folks at the expense of reality. The really sad part is that this poison infects the mind of the vast majority of people who grow up surrounded by it, both Black and White.

    • September 17, 2014 at 9:27 pm

      Also, you should know that nfl commissioner roger Goodell attempted to bury the Ray Rice case.
      And he took a lot of heat for it.

    • 113 hopefruit2
      September 17, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      Thanks EricFive and your commentary is spot on. When a reporter tweeted a pic of PBO greeting Ray Rice in the WH, he pretty much gave away the MSM’s entire motive and agenda. The MSM is not making this about men who abuse and their victims – the media is decidedly putting a racial spin on it, with narratives about Black people and what their culture supports.

      The culture of male supremacy and dominance through force doesn’t begin and end at the door of Black American men or the NFL…it’s universal. Ask Malala who was almost killed just for speaking about women’s right to education. Ask Oscar Priturius’ girlfriend (well, she’s dead unfortunately) or those who cared about her; Ask the girlfriend of that NHL player (of Russian descent) who broke off their relationship after he allegedly abused her and she couldn’t get him charged. Ask all those power hungry GOPers who have no problems going to war and ready to BOMB countries on the slightest provocation…ask the guys who feel the need to carry big ass rifles in restaurants & department stores, intimidating others with their weapons; ask the victims of those power hungry cops who beat people, rough them up, strangle them to death, and pump bullets in them – with no reason to. But in all these cases I just mentioned, there was no extended media discussion of the race of the perpetrators or what it meant about their culture and their families.

      It’s gotten to the point where certain people on this blog are equating pointing out racial bias in the media’s reporting with defending domestic/child abusers. Meanwhile, the same individuals cannot show you or me a single instance where they or the media were so hyperfocused on domestic violence or child abuse when the perpetrator was white.

      • 114 EricFive
        September 17, 2014 at 9:59 pm

        Wow!! Very well said. Totally agree.

      • September 17, 2014 at 10:01 pm

        I bow to you, hf, and to you, Eric. You painted a clear picture of the demonization of black folks, which has never diminished but has been both overt and covert. Folks need to be objective and look at the actions of the media, which does nothing to educate, only to entertain and often degrade and debase for gain.

      • 117 Dakota
        September 17, 2014 at 11:10 pm

        I also absolutely agree with Eric and HF. The demonization (sp) of African Americans in this country is blatant as well as insidious. Just look at the lengths that have been gone to discredit our President.

  37. September 17, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Other news:
    Archeologists In Leicester Have Found A Couple Who’ve Been Holding Hands For 700 Years

  38. 128 anniebella
    September 17, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I am so dam sick of Rachel running her dam mouth about the U.S. going to war with ISIS.

    • 129 idon
      September 17, 2014 at 9:35 pm

      Yep when she starts her ISIS fear mongering. But tonight, she took the shit to a whole other level when she wondered out loud how scary it was that ISIS had included video of the WH. I tweeted her that maybe she doesn’t recall the President saying there are a significant number of Americans in ISIS and they are still recruiting here.

      • 130 hopefruit2
        September 17, 2014 at 9:55 pm

        She’s following orders from Phil Griffin…they are increasingly frantic that the GOP won’t win the Senate…

      • 131 0388jojothecat
        September 17, 2014 at 11:13 pm

        Funny how Al Qada was out there all these years before 9/11, attacking the world trade center and the media and the bush cheney admin took their eye off of them. There could be people here right now waiting for the GOP to focus on impeaching PBO while they make plans to attack here in the usa.

    • September 17, 2014 at 10:07 pm

      Let Rachel come up with a grand strategy for dealing with this scum and maybe she’ll earn credibility. It always easy for those of us who sit relatively safely in these United States to voice opinions which make no sense in the real world, which is a mighty dangerous one.

  39. 133 jacquelineoboomer
    September 17, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    NC Rep. Virginia Foxx? No Way, No How, No Thxx. She’s not just stupid; she’s crazy.

  40. September 17, 2014 at 9:28 pm

  41. 139 amk for obama
    September 17, 2014 at 9:31 pm

  42. 140 amk for obama
    September 17, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    I see the congress approved syria plan. So, how many thugs voted against it? Also. Too. How many backstabbers?

  43. 144 japa21
    September 17, 2014 at 9:37 pm

  44. 145 japa21
    September 17, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    • September 17, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      Well John McCain and his Wife have well over 100 million in worth.
      I bet you half is invested in Oil… Hence, the Saudi connection and the tireless war mongering.

  45. September 17, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    The other most notable NFL player that was suspended was Michael Vick. For Dog fighting.
    He also let these dogs get abused by electrocution. Though he did not directly do the abusing.
    He was sent to Prison for one year and half and was reinstated by the league
    He now is a backup for the Jets.

  46. 150 MightyPamela
    September 17, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Saying goodnight, with big hugs all around. About 1/2 hour ago, my eyes started doing something very weird, and disconcerting. Flashing lights driving in the right hand direction, moving away when I try to look directly at them. Have been in touch with ophthalmologist I saw last Thursday, so we are monitoring it. Will miss all of y’all, and all the fun! ❤

    • 151 amk for obama
      September 17, 2014 at 10:01 pm

      You are hereby banned until you produce a wellness certeeficayte from your ophthal.

    • 152 sjterrid
      September 17, 2014 at 10:49 pm

      MP, you should make an appointment to see the ophthalmologist asap. I know someone that had this happen to him, and he had to get a procedure done. You have to really keep your head really still afterwards and it took a few months before he stopped seeing that flashing light. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  47. 153 vcprezofan2
    September 17, 2014 at 10:16 pm


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