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A Tweet Or Two

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67 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. September 29, 2014 at 9:42 pm

  2. September 29, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    NW, thanks so much for including my tweets in this round-up. Smiling!

  3. 12 Judith Fardig
    September 29, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Congratulations, LP!

  4. September 29, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Charts: It’s Never Been a Better Time to Be Rich

    “….But wait, you say, isn’t that the way it’s always been? Yes and no. It’s never been a bad time to be rich in America. But some times have been a lot better. In fact, the best time may be now, especially when you consider the amount of total income controlled by the top 1 percent since colonial times (with ancient Rome thrown in for comparison)”

  5. September 29, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    I imagine President Xi and PM Wen are trying to figure out what to do about Hong Kong without blowing their economy out of the water.

  6. 19 EricFive
    September 29, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Action of the Supreme Court allowing Ohio to drastically curb early voting, which numerous experts have said would disproportionately harm AA voters, is yet another example of the people who own and control the Supreme Court, GOP and MSM wanting to make sure Black folks pay for daring to vote in overwhelming numbers for PBO. Once 2012 proved that 2008 was not a fluke, and disproved pollsters’ racist assumptions about African-Americans, the decision was made by the devils to “take their country back” by disenfranchising African-Americans. Voting Rights Act enjoyed widespread bipartisan support before the Age of Obama, now it is “controversial” and gutted by the Supreme Court. Unnecessary voter ID laws (fighting a “problem” that does not exist) is a 21 century version of the old poll taxes that stopped poor rural AA’s from being able to vote pre-Voting Rights Act. The lack of outrage from the larger “progressive” community reinforced my distrust of many of these self proclaimed lefties. Either they are too stupid to realize that without the AA vote, there will NEVER be another Dem in the White House (and far fewer in Congress as well), or certain other “loyalties” are more important than attaining their self professed political objectives.

    • 20 arapaho415
      September 30, 2014 at 12:26 am

      I’m confused about SCOTUS.

      I thought they returned from their July-September summer vacation on the first Monday in October.

      CBS radio news says that early voting has been delayed only one week, from October 1 to October 7.

      If this is true, that’s still nearly one month of early voting, which doesn’t sound draconian to me.

      • 21 Nerdy Wonka
        September 30, 2014 at 9:02 am

        You are reading or listening the wrong news. What the SCOTUS did was draconian. Any attempts, decisions, or laws to curb early voting or voting in general is disgusting and despicable. It may not hurt you, but it will hurt some other unfortunate soul whose right to exercise the vote has been shut down.

  7. 22 Betsy
    September 29, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Apparently Sam Wang no longer gives the senate to the Dems…what is going on that people are not seeing what we are?

  8. September 29, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Did I mention it was football season?

    😮 “Ugly Kardashian” 😮

    “Auburn has a t-shirt Gatling gun. The t-shirt Gatling gun is probably the most important development in stadium and arena free t-shirt delivery technology since the throwing arm. Above is slow-motion video of the t-shirt Gatling gun. Look at the seriousness with which the Auburn t-shirt Gatling gun operators treat the Auburn t-shirt Gatling gun. They know that with great power comes great responsibility.”

  9. 28 carolyn
    September 29, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    When people have cell phones and access to the world, even if the gov’t tries to block access….the people will not be denied. I love the image of the cell phones as lights. That is a powerful metaphor!

  10. 31 amk for obama
    September 29, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    sam wang

    One thing that activists should not do is waste efforts in places that are not critical. To pick an example, Kentucky is basically lost to Democrats. It would be pointless to expend effort there. That’s why outside-group ad buys for Alison Grimes have dried up. On the other hand, the most effective places to do get-out-the-vote and to spend money are the top states listed in The Power Of Your Vote in the right sidebar: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, and Louisiana. Maybe Georgia and North Carolina, though that requires more watching.

    http://election.princeton.edu/2014/09/29/a-change-in-the-air/#more-11348

    so, for all her obama bashing, grimes is still toast?

    • September 29, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      Yep…….and Mcturtle has a killer ad going right at the demo she needed.

    • 34 jacquelineoboomer
      September 29, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      I think defeatism on the part of Democrats leads to only one thing: Defeat.

      People need a new model: Victory Everywhere Possible. And anything’s possible.

      • 35 amk for obama
        September 29, 2014 at 11:09 pm

        well, we seem to have dumbasses on one side willing to voting against their interests and dumbasses on the other side not willing to vote for their interests. It’s a worst possible two-fer.

        • 36 jacquelineoboomer
          September 29, 2014 at 11:20 pm

          That’s what has been happening for numerous cycles, of course. The dumbasses need to wake the hell up – or we’re doomed. And I don’t even like to use the word doomed, because it reminds me of all the Dem org. e-mail subject lines we’ve been getting all year – EEK.

          All the signs should be there that “We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore” … we shall see how it goes on Nov. 4. We shall see if we were “mad enough.”

        • 37 Marc McKenzie
          September 29, 2014 at 11:30 pm

          We saw that in 2010….how did that work out again?

      • September 29, 2014 at 11:19 pm

        …sort of like the fifty state strategy Obama used in 2008.

        • September 30, 2014 at 11:26 am

          My comment here yesterday was not close enough to what I was responding to to make any sense. I was responding to Sam Wang’s statement of needing to stick to just a few states. My point was the 2008 fifty state strategy worked for us whereas the previous concentrate on just a few states did not work for HRC.

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  13. 42 amk for obama
    September 29, 2014 at 10:17 pm

  14. September 29, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Bringing this over with no apologies. May not interest anyone else, but when HOPE is talked about it reminds me of our President. How he does it day after day after day, I don’t know. It has to be HOPE. God bless him.

    Earlier tonight I attended Celebration of Life service for a ‘young’ woman in our church. 50 years old….stroke last Sunday and passed away Wednesday. She LIVED LIFE TO THE FULLEST in everything she did…..parenting, wife, church member, community member, career. Filled with grace, hope, compassion. You get the picture. Want to share what our pastor said in his meditation. 1. Life is relentlessly short & precious. We have THIS moment. We get ONE shot. 2. We need each other. We’ve heard all our lives “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps.” Well, none of us can do anything alone. Life is meant for RELATIONSHIPS…..helping & giving. 3. Cling to HOPE. Hope is essence of human existence. Hope is to the soul as air is to the body. Hope is everything. It is LIFE. It is the glue that holds everything together. Hope is the reason we wake up every morning to face a new day. Those without hope become cynical, give up, become bitter and end up nothing but an empty shell.

    I read this again (And I’ve heard this from our pastor many times!!!!!!!) and every time I hear him say these things, I think of the Sarah Palin and others who have made such fun of PO……been so sarcastic and cynical. This on top of the SCOTUS news about voting rights and the SS issues. I have so many emotions going through my head. Don’t know where to start to consume this jumbled mess. Sigh. Sigh.

    • 45 jacquelineoboomer
      September 29, 2014 at 10:49 pm

      Wise words. I don’t know how the President does it, either ~ other than HOPE. We’ll all hang in there, together.

  15. September 29, 2014 at 10:43 pm

  16. September 29, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Cue the outrage machine for tomorrow………

    avocados & goat cheese…..basmati rice & mango crime brûlée……..I would be in heaven!

  17. 48 jacquelineoboomer
    September 29, 2014 at 10:54 pm

  18. 49 Obama Grandmama
    September 29, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    To those who complain about PBO (who are not here anyway) change can only come from engaging by voting, not by complaining that PBO has not done what you want. Punishing him (really everyone) by not voting only hands over the reins of power to those who only want to reward their rich corporate donors. Do not ensure their ability to screw you!

  19. September 29, 2014 at 11:37 pm

  20. 51 amk for obama
    September 29, 2014 at 11:45 pm

  21. September 29, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    From possible ankle surgery: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/north-korean-leader-kim-jong-un-had-ankle-surgery-report-says/2014/09/29/8973b009-5e5e-4001-b595-f677dd316de1_story.html ……to “no confirmation”

    Since he hasn’t been seen in a month……I’m going to go by his last *official* tweet

  22. 53 carolyn
    September 30, 2014 at 12:07 am

    I’m sure someone here knows and has access to Michelle’s wonderful description of PBO when all others are panicking and throwing in the towel…..I can’t remember it, but I think all of us need to be reminded of that saying today. He does not panic, he keeps working, and fights harder than ever…….we must too. These polls have been all over the place. Republicans don’t get discouraged when the polls seem to be against them…..they work harder. This is what we must do. As someone said earlier, defeatist talking leads to defeat.

    Can someone find Michelle’s quote?

    • 54 purpleshoesla
      September 30, 2014 at 3:27 am

      I don’t know why but for some reason, I have a recollection of her saying this when she and our illustrious Prez were on one of Oprah’s last shows on the day that he released his birth certificate, but I can’t find that. However from the Vogue article in March 2013, there was this description which captures the same sentiment, I think. :smile”

      I bring up what someone described as his “Hawaiian mellowness” and ask the First Lady to describe this aspect of her husband. “I’ve tried to explain this guy to people over the years, but there is a calmness to him that is just . . . it has been a consistent part of his character. Which is why I think he is uniquely suited for this challenge—because there is a steadiness. And maybe it’s because of his Hawaiian upbringing—you go to Hawaii and it’s Chillsville; maybe it was because his life growing up was a little less steady, so he had to create that steadiness for himself . . . but he is that person, in all situations, over the course of these last four years, from watching the highs and lows of health-care reform to dealing with two very contentious, challenging elections. . . . The most you get from him is ‘You know, that is gonna be tough. . . .’ There are a lot of times I can’t tell how his day went. Unless I really dig down. Because when he walks through that door, he can let go of it all. And it just doesn’t penetrate his soul. And that’s the beautiful thing for me to see as his wife. That was one of the things I was worried about: How would politics affect this very decent, genuine, noble individual? And there is just something about his spirit that allows all that stuff to stay on the outside.”

      http://www.vogue.com/865252/michelle-obama-leading-by-example/

      • 55 Obama Grandmama
        September 30, 2014 at 11:40 am

        Thank you for this article with Michelle’s thoughts on the effect of this difficult job on PBO. It helps ease my mind. Her words of wondering about how the job would affect this decent, genuine, noble individual echoes my thoughts. Glad to hear he can let it go. When I hear he is golfing I think “Yay, he can release some of that job stress!” I remember when hearing Doris Kearns Goodwin relate historical perspectives of the need for presidents to have an outlet to release their stress so as not to succumb to it thinking I was glad PBO had his family, basketball and golf for his outlets.

  23. 56 jacquelineoboomer
    September 30, 2014 at 12:14 am

    There are numerous members of the clergy in Ferguson tonight.

  24. 58 jacquelineoboomer
    September 30, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Watched a few minutes of Rachel, which I never do, and now I’m sorry I did tonight. We ALL should be up in arms over the breaches of security at the White House … but don’t tell me that she is the number one watchdog. Her never-ending pretense and self-perceived aura that (1) she’s an expert on anything, and (2) she knows everything and will tell us what she knows because we don’t know … REALLY gets on my nerves. She is looking for the limelight – nothing else – and whatever smarts she has are WASTED because it’s “all about her.” Her two cents don’t mean anything to me. Gag.

    Wish some enterprising gazillionaire would hire all those MSNBC has fired … Keith, Martin, Goldie, and any good ones I’ve forgotten … and form a real live in-your-face liberal cable news channel. NOW.

  25. 60 jacquelineoboomer
    September 30, 2014 at 12:55 am

  26. 61 jacquelineoboomer
    September 30, 2014 at 1:04 am

  27. 62 jacquelineoboomer
    September 30, 2014 at 1:10 am

    I can’t stop laughing at this one! Just tickled my funny bone. Goodnight, all, gotta run off and try to stop laughing!

  28. September 30, 2014 at 2:23 am

    I want her to win, so the advice is genuine ….

    We need to defeat McConnell and no matter how annoying she’s been, if she’ll catch a clue and work with Gov Beshear she might actually pull it off. Remember, he’s a Democrat and won and implemented Obamacare and has not been the least bit reluctant to praise President Obama.

  29. September 30, 2014 at 2:29 am

    An iconic image emerges …. #UmbrellaRevolution

    Not holding my breath ….

    … but they deserve much abuse.

    Moreover, we have yet another reason to be eternally grateful that enough of us were willing to do what it took to elect President Obama, twice.

    #FORWARD Together

    good night TOD

  30. September 30, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Good morning, Ms. Chips!
    Good morning TOD!

    It’s a beautiful morning here in NYC!
    Anticipating a wonderful Rise & Shine after my morning walk.
    Thank you Mr. Bobfr for the “Tell-The-Truth-Tweets.

  31. 67 Dudette
    September 30, 2014 at 5:33 pm


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