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A Tweet Or Two

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168 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. September 30, 2014 at 3:22 pm

  2. 7 57andfemale
    September 30, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Uno?

  3. 8 57andfemale
    September 30, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    That New Olive Garden is in my neighborhood. But the CEO is some kind of RW jerk, isn’t he?

    • 9 MadameSoph
      September 30, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      Hadn’t heard about the CEO. But this reminds me of when the Sopranos TV show was popular and an acquaintance asked me, “Aren’t you offended by the portrayal of Italian Americans in the Sopranos?” (I am half Italian). I responded, “No, the Sopranos doesn’t offend me; the Olive Garden commercial that shows the guy saying the food is just like his Italian grandmother used to make – that offends me.” 🙂

      • 10 57andfemale
        September 30, 2014 at 4:13 pm

        I think he was one of the CEO’s griping about ACA, minimum wage, etc.

        • 11 MadameSoph
          September 30, 2014 at 4:26 pm

          Ahhh! Even more reason not to give them my money.

          • 12 57andfemale
            September 30, 2014 at 4:28 pm

            170 new jobs is good for the neighborhood. This has been a vacant lot (right off the expressway) as long as I can remember. So I’m a tad torn.

            • 13 MadameSoph
              September 30, 2014 at 4:31 pm

              Yeah, I understand that. You don’t want the perfect to be the enemy of the good. A restaurant going into a long-time vacant lot is just one more sign that PBO’s relentless efforts to bring back our economy are finally paying off.

              • 14 57andfemale
                September 30, 2014 at 4:36 pm

                Interesting how easy it is to be ideologically pure when it doesn’t touch you personally. This is a good thing for the neighborhood, so I am weighing my actions. I’m sure Mr. 57 and I will eat there a few times.

                • 15 0388jojothecat
                  September 30, 2014 at 5:14 pm

                  I am torn too 57. When an Olive Garden was opened in Inglewood, CA I was glad because all the employees were AA and the community really needed a decent restaurant in the area. There was only one sit down restaurant until an Olive Garden and Chili’s was opened. These restaurants stay busy and keep dollars in the neighborhood. The middle class families would have to drive to neighboring non-minority areas for a decent sit down restaurant.

      • 16 desertflower
        September 30, 2014 at 4:21 pm

        Amen to that, MadameSoph! My Italian grandmother made the best EVERYTHING because it was made with such care and love….and her wonderful Nana hands:)

        • 17 MadameSoph
          September 30, 2014 at 4:29 pm

          I know, huh? I’m pretty sure my love and respect for food and cooking came down from my great grandmother and my grandmother who learned all of her wonderful recipes.

  4. 18 anniebella
    September 30, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    First Lady Michelle Obama will be going back to Wisconsin to campaign for Mary Burke. She will be going to Madison Wisconsin October 7th.

  5. September 30, 2014 at 3:26 pm

  6. September 30, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Congratulations Bobfr on being Bobfrist!

  7. 29 Nena20409
    September 30, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Au ⭐ for Doc Bobfr 😉
    Fantastic Tweets NW.

  8. 35 57andfemale
    September 30, 2014 at 3:42 pm

  9. 36 Paulita
    September 30, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Hello TOD family. I have been lurking faithfully, doing more listening and thinking these days rather than commenting. But I rejoice with you all with the good news, pray and sorrow with you when the news is not so good and give thanks always for this place. ❤ Love you guys.

    • 37 Dudette
      September 30, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      Hi Paulita!
      Glad you’re with us! Love you back!

      • 38 Paulita
        September 30, 2014 at 5:18 pm

        Hi Dudette. I was sorry to hear about your aunt. I’ve been keeping you in prayer and I’m sure your family appreciates all you do for them as your TOD family appreciates what you do for us. Keep the Faith! 🙂

        • 39 MadameSoph
          September 30, 2014 at 5:44 pm

          Me too, Dudette. I was thinking about you while you were away and sending light and love to you, your family and your aunt as she makes her journey. Hoping the veil between the worlds is parted so that you and your aunt and other loved ones can comfort each other with the knowledge that each is o.k. exactly where they are.

      • September 30, 2014 at 5:44 pm

        I’m sorry too Dudette. Agree with Paulita completely about TOD.

  10. 41 donna dem 4 obama
    September 30, 2014 at 4:01 pm

  11. September 30, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    THE PIERCE(Charles) has spoken on the Secret Service debacle. I can’t even describe how intense it is. A must read, if you haven’t already.

  12. 43 0388jojothecat
    September 30, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Hello TOD Family. I did some phone banking for the DEM party this past weekend to remind registered Dems to vote Nov 4th. The local DEM office had us calling folks in our area who were newly registered and had last voted in 2012. The people were all ages from 90’s to mid-20’s. I called about 80 people and spoke to 10 but left voice messages for most of them. Some of the older women appear to have changed registrations to Democrat, I can’t believe these women never voted before. I called this lady who lives in a “red” area of SoCal and I think it was either her husband or boyfriend who answered. He asked why I was calling and I told him to remind her to vote and to vote for Gov. Jerry Brown. He got so mad and said he “hated Democrats” and to not call anymore. She fortunately had a mobile number so I called and left her a voice message to vote in Nov and to support Gov. Brown. This is not the first time I called a spouse or girlfriend and the male insisted I got the wrong number because “they” were Republicans. I got this a lot during the 2008 & 2012 presidential election making calls for OFA, GOTV for PBO. Many women changed their registrations in secret from their republican husbands to vote Democratic. I have a hope that women, even republican women will come out to vote against the GOP.

    • 44 MadameSoph
      September 30, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      That’s interesting jojo, The results of the Mississippi vote against the personhood bill showed a phenomenon that I think continues to be true. I think a lot of married women who get polled or called on the phone say one thing in front of their conservative husbands, and then when they get in the voting booth, vote their true feelings about birth control, etc.

    • 45 Judith Fardig
      September 30, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      This is exactly why we don’t leave voicemail messages. We don’t want to remind the Republican/Libertarian in the house, just the Progressive.

      • 46 0388jojothecat
        September 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm

        We were told to leave voice messages though…..after that encounter if someone answered the phone and it was not the person I was calling, I just said I would call back and not say who I was or what it was for……

      • 48 dotster3
        September 30, 2014 at 5:02 pm

        I never leave a voice mail message either. I want a chance to convince if needed and at all possible. And figure those messages just get erased anyway, a waste of time.

    • 49 TrumpDog
      September 30, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      Thank you for making those calls!!!!

  13. 50 57andfemale
    September 30, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    I have friends who live in this area. They have been under lockdown a few times, schools were closed. Tons of law enforcement, FBI, helicopters.

  14. 55 hopefruit2
    September 30, 2014 at 4:45 pm

  15. September 30, 2014 at 4:45 pm

  16. 57 57andfemale
    September 30, 2014 at 4:55 pm

  17. 58 57andfemale
    September 30, 2014 at 4:57 pm

  18. 59 Dudette
    September 30, 2014 at 4:58 pm

  19. September 30, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Breaking News: CDC to announce diagnosis of first Ebola case in U.S.

    http://www.politico.com/

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will announce this afternoon that the first case of Ebola has been diagnosed in the United States. The agency will hold a media briefing at 5:30 p.m. EDT. It will include three health officials from Texas, suggesting that the state is where this case has been identified. No other details have been released.

  20. 63 Dudette
    September 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    • 64 0388jojothecat
      September 30, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      ……and why is the GOP arm of the SCOTUS five justices doing whatever they can to make it difficult for minorities to vote on behalf of their party.

  21. 65 criquet
    September 30, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    GA everyone.
    Anyone seen or heard this anywhere else?
    https://twitter.com/BecketAdams/status/517046812952498176?lang=en

    If true, the SS needs a complete overhaul

    • 66 arapaho415
      September 30, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      Like WaPo’s article, this one cites “unnamed sources,” which the rest of the DC Beltway will run with as if it’s the gospel truth.

      HF2 posits that GOP/Secret Service are working in tandem to prove that “government doesn’t work,” and this article only serves to confirm that theory. Washington Examiner is a Breitbart-like RW rag.

  22. 68 57andfemale
    September 30, 2014 at 5:01 pm

  23. September 30, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Re; PBO low poll numbers….Just a question for progressives who don’t back the president…What would you have had without him? I fail to understand how people think.

    • 70 hopefruit2
      September 30, 2014 at 5:12 pm

      PBO does not have “low poll numbers.” First of all, PBO has the highest approvals of any incumbent politician right now (and that’s not factoring the rigged and excessive polls, jacked up samples designed to bring down his numbers).

      And when you take all of those into account, PBO’s true approvals probably are about 10pts higher than is cited in those polls.

  24. September 30, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    WTF

  25. 81 JER
    September 30, 2014 at 5:06 pm

  26. 82 0388jojothecat
    September 30, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Lord have mercy……The President needs our constant prayers everyone.

  27. 88 dotster3
    September 30, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    I don’t know what the problem is with the Secret Service, whether they need more agents, better training or more effective and professional leadership, but there obviously is too much sloppiness, too many lapses. It is frightening, to say the least. I hold my breath every time I see PBO out in a crowd but always assumed that the SS knew what they were doing and he was protected to the utmost. With so many nuts and so much craziness all about these days, with the threat level against PBO so high, big changes are needed and needed now. These incidents are inexcusable. And I don’t care who appointed whom. I want PBO safe at all times—–every minute—–whatever it takes.

  28. 95 arapaho415
    September 30, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    You know, I think this guy is far more dangerous to Americans than ebola (just MHO):

  29. 96 hopefruit2
    September 30, 2014 at 5:26 pm

  30. 97 arapaho415
    September 30, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Bill R posted this at the tail end of the R&S thread today.

    Anyone who watches cable news seen any mention of this (don’t have a TV)?

    LVs = likely voters vs. RVs = registered voters

    • September 30, 2014 at 7:53 pm

      Watch the republicans try to find some new scandal, ANY faux scandal that they could taint President Obama with. For the moment, it’s the SS and they’re going to milk it as much as they can.

  31. September 30, 2014 at 5:28 pm

  32. 101 hopefruit2
    September 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Here is the livestream for the CDC update on Ebola – starting any minute now..

    http://www.c-span.org/video/?321812-1/awaiting-cdc-briefing-first-ebola-case-us

  33. 102 Dudette
    September 30, 2014 at 5:34 pm

  34. 103 dotster3
    September 30, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    OMG—-the contractor with a gun on the elevator with PBO is an ex-con with 3 prior convictions of assault and battery. Unbelievable.

  35. 107 JER
    September 30, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    LIVE NOW: CDC Press Conference On First U.S. Ebola Case – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  36. September 30, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Ok who is leaking all this shit To Wa Post?

  37. September 30, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    And tomorrow we will find out that the man in the elevator with the president was Batman .
    And then the next day he was with the Joker.
    And then the next day…

    Wa Post holds it’s details for days and then drop drip.

  38. 112 dotster3
    September 30, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    I wonder how the ebola patient had contact with bodily fluids while in Liberia. I don’t believe he was a dr. or was working in health services there—-at least I have not heard that reported. Also wondering about people on his flight using same washroom.

  39. 114 hopefruit2
    September 30, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Don’t you find it a bit *curious* that these media issues involving 1) Benghazi, 2)VA deaths and 3) Secret Service all involved an element of deliberate under-funding by the House GOP?

    Don’t you find it strange that in all the cases, the focus has been less on the safety/well-being of the victims (or potential victims) and more on the
    Adminstrators/Obama appointees/WH, with calls for someone to be fired, but no real concern about the overall performance of the agency and the structural and funding issues that caused the problem in the first place?

    Don’t you find it curious that the same media & GOP tried the same thing with the NSA/CIA (Snowden and his leaks), HHS (ACA website glitches), and DOJ (Fast & Furious) but were unsuccessful?

    • 115 hopefruit2
      September 30, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Wow…it’s almost as if someone read my post and converted it into a nice tweet 🙂

    • 117 sjterrid
      September 30, 2014 at 10:46 pm

      Unfortunately, HF, this has been the standard operating practices for the GOP, the House, and the media since President Obama was elected President, and the 2010 midterm elections gave republicans control of the house.

      We can’t let the media drive these stories anymore. We should avoid attacking the current FBI Director. We have to wait, until we learn more facts, not those that are getting leaked by unnamed sources.

  40. 118 hopefruit2
    September 30, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Over the next several weeks, I suspect the MSM will be coming out with a lot more drip drip drip reports of instances where the SS did not keep the President safe. Obviously, this is a strategy which has been planned by a few moles in SS, working in tandem with the GOP in congress and their friends in the media, so its no accident all these stories are coming out all at once – and the timing right before a major election is even more suspect.

    Here’s my suggestion: Don’t take the media’s bait – this is an effort to distract people from the real issues of the day and the upcoming midterms. This is not about concern for the President’s safety – in fact, the opposite is true. The media’s true desire (like the GOP) to make people think that PBO has no control of his immediate surroundings and is an incompetent President who appoints the wrong people for important jobs.

    I think we should stop retweeting these media reports, or posting them here. And stop with the “OMG!” on Twitter – you’re playing directly in the GOP/MSM’s hands with that reaction….Until I hear a VERIFIED report that the President (and/or his family members) has been injured or killed, I will ignore these media reports going forward.

    I’m pretty sure that the President is well aware of all these things we’re now hearing about, and so I’m taking my cues from PBO. He’s going about his day, doing the people’s work. He and FLOTUS address the issues as they occur and I’m confident that they will take the necessary precautions to keep themselves and their girls safe. We cannot allow fear driven by the media and GOP to distract us and derail us.

    • September 30, 2014 at 6:11 pm

      I have also noticed the birth certificate is being regurgitated on Facebook. I made a comment in one post asking why we weren’t concerned that Ted Cruz was not born in the US. So very tired of all of this. Our President deserves much better.

      • 122 hopefruit2
        September 30, 2014 at 6:42 pm

        Notice in all of the MSM reports – there is absolutely ZERO mention of the sequestration’s devastating impact on SS funding – and how understaffed the SS has become as a direct result of the GOP’s sequester.

        That tells me all I need to know about the MSM’s agenda.

        • September 30, 2014 at 8:06 pm

          We should tweet them like mad and shame them for not talking about this. Yes they have an agenda. But they are also extremely lazy. And find it more “exciting” to talk about lapses of security. Let’s not forget they’re addicted to sensationalism. They’re NEVER interested in analyzing the causes of problems. Not sexy to study budget numbers, and explain them to the public. Much more “exciting” to talk about a man with a gun getting near the president, to research his background etc. To be fair, that incident in the elevator is indeed “news”. They have to talk about it; the problem is, AS USUAL, that they don’t go deeper, especially if it would put the republicans in bad light.

    • 124 vcprezofan2
      September 30, 2014 at 6:53 pm

      Funny you should put your position this way, Hopef. I was thinking as I read the related comments on my way down the thread that those ‘breaking’ the stories could stop now as the point was made with the 2011 and 2014 stories. Those two used up my outrage so there is nothing more for these newly discovered ‘investigative’ reports to milk. I’m siding with you that ‘we should stop retweeting these media reports, or posting them here. And stop with the “OMG!” on Twitter’.

    • September 30, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      “Don’t take the media’s bait – this is an effort to distract people from the real issues of the day and the upcoming midterms…” I agree hopefruit. Distract and Discourage is in full force for at least the next month.

      As to the President’s safety, it has and always will be a concern. While we question the timing of the breaches that are being leaked — no matter if it was a lax in following procedures or a deliberate act of sabotage — the fact remains that it happened. The procedures in place to protect the First Family and the White House should have prevented these breaches — even if collusion was involved. The GOP may not be sincere in their concern for the President’s safety, but Democrats in the hearing also expressed outrage and concern. I believe that overall the SS agents are adept at their job and conscientious in carrying out their duty. But if there are any bad apples in the barrel, they need to be identified and removed.

      As I stated earlier, the President is the one who will make a decision about his satisfaction with the job the SS and its leadership are doing. I agree, hopefruit, that we should take our cue from him. We know that neither he, nor the mom-in-chief are taking this lightly.

      • 129 hopefruit2
        September 30, 2014 at 7:15 pm

        “As to the President’s safety, it has and always will be a concern”

        Indeed swbluega. But my point is that none of these media reports we’re now hearing are out of concern for PBO’s safety. And retweeting them and posting them and reacting to them is not in any way shape or form going to enhance or improve the SS’s operations or increase PBO’s safety.

        • September 30, 2014 at 7:38 pm

          Oh yeah. We know that the media’s agenda has nothing to do with the President’s safety. All about someone(s) getting their moment of fame. And now that the awareness has been raised, I trust that those who *can* do something about it *are* doing something about it. And we can refocus on the things *we* can do something about….GOTV.

      • 131 hopefruit2
        September 30, 2014 at 7:19 pm

        Another thing I wanted to add is that any media report/discussion of the SS situation that does NOT mention the effects of the GOP’s sequestration, de-funding and subsequent severe under-staffing of the SS, is not a serious/honest discussion.

  41. September 30, 2014 at 6:16 pm

  42. 133 0388jojothecat
    September 30, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Another example of the good things Atty. General Eric Holder has made significant differences:

    http://www.denverpost.com/…/granted-clemency-billy-wheelo

  43. September 30, 2014 at 6:20 pm

  44. 135 donna dem 4 obama
    September 30, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    • 136 Linda
      September 30, 2014 at 6:43 pm

      She is toxic and a fraid

      The soldiers just got there 2 days ago.
      .

      Plus…that person came here on Sept 20.th PBO announce the sending of troops on Sept 15-16th.

      • September 30, 2014 at 8:14 pm

        America has come to the rescue. But even if the soldiers do a great job, it’s no realistic to think that they can have absolute control. Unless you completely close the borders of the countries affected. Or you perform blood tests on every single passenger who boards a plane in one of those countries.

        I think there will be a few cases all around the world. The good news is that the majority of countries are well equipped to face that.

  45. September 30, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    • September 30, 2014 at 8:16 pm

      My big concern: ISIS must have had plenty of time to move those weapons in civilian areas, in schools, mosques, etc. They know that westerners have more ethics than them and wouldn’t dare bomb a school without warning.

  46. September 30, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Very good advice ….

    True ….

  47. September 30, 2014 at 6:54 pm

  48. 152 Linda
    September 30, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Tweety is blaming PBO for the ebola cuz he said It would likely never get to the US.

    but…but….he said so…..

    • 153 anniebella
      September 30, 2014 at 7:19 pm

      Oh course that Obama would be blame, I mean why did Obama make that guy go to western Africa? Poor pitiful Tweety.

  49. 154 arapaho415
    September 30, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Reminder…

    Tim Gunn hosting panel on First Ladies’ fashion on you tube now…

  50. 155 Linda
    September 30, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    So far I have heard that the Director of the SS was ” slammed ” ” ripped” and ” pummeled ” at the hearing today.

    Sounds violent….someone needs to be arrested for battery.

  51. 156 dotster3
    September 30, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Heard someone (?) on Tweety introduce the possibility that the ebola patient knew he was exposed in Liberia and came here purposely for the superior health care in dealing with this disease. Don’t know if this is irresponsible reporting or a real possibility.

  52. 158 hopefruit2
    September 30, 2014 at 7:22 pm

  53. September 30, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    It’s the end of the work day and in some parts of the world, the end of the day. I turned on teevee and due to the crazy news media is staying away from MSNBC and other news except here at TOD. I am watching Crimson Tide with my favs Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman. I have watched this movie several times and just realized that the late James Gandolfini is in the movie. I did not have cable when Sopranos was on the air but I did see it in reruns. I really liked James Gandolfini as an actor and have watched several movies he was in before his passing.

    OT: Yardarm gave us a list of historic facts and one was today was Deborah Kerr’s birthday and TMC has been playing many of her movies. A movie I never saw before was with Clark Gable and Deborah Kerr called “The Hucksters”. I love old movies and I am so excited when I see one I have never seen before and watched intently. I did not know my birthday was the day before Deborah Kerr’s.

  54. 161 Dudette
    September 30, 2014 at 7:27 pm

  55. September 30, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Very, very belated thanks Nerdy, you’re THE best.

    New post in a bit.

  56. 164 dotster3
    September 30, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    PBO has to fly into the smaller Gary, In. airport when he visits Chgo tomorrow. Both Chgo airports, OHare and Midway, are still not fully functional from fire at the air traffic control tower.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-obama-speech-northwestern-20140930-story.html

  57. 165 hopefruit2
    September 30, 2014 at 7:41 pm

  58. 167 yardarm756
    September 30, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Another scary black man killed by cops.


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