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A Tweet Or Two

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133 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. 12 No Child Left Behind
    November 5, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Whi

  2. November 5, 2014 at 8:02 pm

  3. 16 JER
    November 5, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    President Barack Obama Holds a News Conference

    Getty Images

  4. November 5, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Is anyone missing amk yet? I know I am.

  5. 35 hopefruit2
    November 5, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Congrats Chips on #1, and amk (in case he’s lurking) on “FURST”

  6. 37 hopefruit2
    November 5, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Anyone DVRing the country music awards tonight?

    • 38 jacquelineoboomer
      November 5, 2014 at 9:26 pm

      Yes.

      Next question.

      🙂

      • 39 hopefruit2
        November 5, 2014 at 9:30 pm

        You lie! 🙂

        • 40 jacquelineoboomer
          November 5, 2014 at 9:33 pm

          No I don’t (in this case). Granddaughter’s watching something else, so I’m DVRing the CMA – since we both want to see it (having first realized when she was a teenager that she liked countrymusic, my son said to her, “Where have I gone wrong???”) … although, quite frankly, she knows the younger singers and I only know the dead ones or the walking dead, but I digress.

  7. 46 Nerdy Wonka
    November 5, 2014 at 8:10 pm

  8. 50 andogriff
    November 5, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    You folks are awesome, thanks Nerdy and Ms Chips for all you do. We had a bad night last night for sure, but there were some sparkly bits too… like the new women in Congress, Al Franken, and the gun reform laws. The rest was pretty awful. Our president will soon be wielding his veto pen, to protect the country from the lunatics surrounding him. Great tweets, thanks for sharing!

  9. November 5, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Thanks for posting the press conference as I was able to watch it all. How lucky we are regardless of the voting outcome to have this intelligent, empathetic, hard working human being for our President! We are blessed to have him and our group is fortunate to know how special he is.

  10. 54 TrumpDog
    November 5, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Missed press conference today because I was at work but I am SO glad to read Obama didn’t give the press what they truly wanted – the face of a broken man. They want that, which is why they went all in in tearing him down the past two years.
    He did not give them a “shellacking” soundbite like he did in 2010 and I am incredibly grateful.

    This man is smart, not stupid like many on the left try to paint him. Savvy move – he knew exactry what he was doing.

    Bravo, Mr. President. You make me SO proud!!!!!!

  11. November 5, 2014 at 8:24 pm

  12. November 5, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Thank you Nerdy for all the work you have put in …volunteering and the blog. You are a superstar.

  13. November 5, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    22 SIMPLE REFORMS THAT COULD #FIXCONGRESS NOW

    By Richard Dorment on October 15, 2014

    —————————-

    Over two days in July 2014, Senator Tom Daschle, Representative Barney Frank, Representative Bob Livingston, Senator Trent Lott, and Lawrence O’Donnell convened in Washington, D. C., and came to unanimous consensus on the following recommendations to reform Congress for the Twenty-First century

    ———————————–

    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/congress-the-report-reforms-fixcongress-1114

  14. November 5, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Thank you Chips for this Blog. Love ya for all you do.

  15. November 5, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    HERO

  16. November 5, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    • 68 Nerdy Wonka
      November 5, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      Exactly. That’s what made me chuckle about the results and the GOP crowing about gains. It’s easy to speak about everything you’ll get done once you have power, and promise the moon and stars, it’s another when fantasy becomes reality.

      The GOP did underhanded things to gain power because their thirst and greed for said power was overwhelming. Ok, now you have the platform, GOP. Govern. They don’t realize that now they can’t put it all on President Obama because they have tremendous power too. Hahahahaha.

      Be careful what you wish for.

      • November 5, 2014 at 8:44 pm

        This summed it up for me, Nerdy:

        Today they’re thinking, ‘oh shit, what do we do now?’

        They have two years to try and win the White House, if all they do with their power is block and obstruct (again), they will pay.

        Bliss.

      • November 5, 2014 at 8:48 pm

        The last time the GOP controlled Congress it basically rubber stamped whatever crazed ideas came from the Cheney White House. The Congressional GOP has never had to do anything on its own. Now it does. And PBO isn’t going to lift one finger to do the work for them.

    • 72 COS
      November 5, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      Love this Chips. This is a wonderful depiction of the repugs. They are always fighting for power but never know how to use it constructively.

  17. November 5, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    I feel inspired by President Obama and the TOD community. There is lots of energizing things to do to support his policies and programs. I posted this in comments earlier, but will again. I talk from my heart directly to the President when I write. I like to think of the staff who will read it too and that it is good for them to see how much he is loved.

  18. 85 dotster3
    November 5, 2014 at 8:37 pm

  19. November 5, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    John T. Marohn I agree with you 100%. I continue to support President Obama.

  20. November 5, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Okay, on to other matters: Who’s ready for Liverpool v. Chelsea this Saturday? I’m sure Chips is, if only so that Chelsea can beat Liverpool and keep Man U above the Reds.

  21. 94 MightyPamela
    November 5, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Lol! ‘oh, you mean all those democrats who lost’! Ha! He is a good, good man. With a huge, generous Soul. We’d be so much better off if more people were like him. And our beloved FLOTUS.

  22. November 5, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Ok folks, leaving work and probably going to call it an early night. I have a poem I need to work on—and it dovetails nicely with my essay today, so I shall be stealing a few lines from that. And then I’m going to crash. See y’all tomorrow.

  23. 97 jacquelineoboomer
    November 5, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing the Rep. Lewis tweets, in particular, NW! If he can move forward, I guess we can. #TwoMoreYears

  24. November 5, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I don’t think I’ve posted here in a couple of years, but I do read this blog every day. Just wanted to say that it’s been all your posts here over the past 24 hours that really helped me keep things in perspective of such a dismal time. I didn’t dare watch TV–just read the posts here. And, when I came home from work and saw the pictures of President Obama smiling–well, that helped me realize I could smile too. Thanks everybody for keeping at it and supporting the president. People are really going to miss him in a couple of years. But I think it’s a lot better to appreciate him right now in the moment.

  25. November 5, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    You know, that first tweet of Pres Obama saying to keep going until every person feels the gains of a growing economy is brilliant really. He’s including everyone with compassion and understanding. Amazing man.

    I just saw this and did laugh out loud. He actually tweeted this.

  26. 105 jacquelineoboomer
    November 5, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Am I the last person to see the “What’s happening?” on twitter? Guess this is what twitter thinks “change” looks like!

    #OhIfThisWereMyOnlyAnnoyance

  27. 106 globalcitizenlinda
    November 5, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    • 107 0388jojothecat
      November 5, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      Now it is confirmed……American pols and police would arrest Jesus, the current Pope and Mother Teresa……

  28. November 5, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Why does twitter keep moving our cheese?

  29. 114 globalcitizenlinda
    November 5, 2014 at 9:12 pm

  30. November 5, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Loved Wendy’s tweet. Democrats had an impressive ground game all the way around, including in Texas. I’m not sure what happened, but there are all kinds of new voters all across the country who are fired up and not going to give up. There were Native Americans in SD who are newly registered, Begich in AK went out to every small village, the DSCC and DCCC did unprecedented registration and GOTV. Wendy inspired Democrats all across the US.

  31. 117 japa21
    November 5, 2014 at 9:16 pm

  32. 120 a4alice
    November 5, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    hey you guys I just checked my email. I just got one from President Obama. (well, you know, we ALL got one not just me). Did you guys get it yet? Here I’ll reprint:

    “Yesterday, millions of Americans cast their ballots. Republicans had a good night, and I congratulate all the candidates who won.

    But what stands out to me is that the message Americans sent yesterday is one you’ve sent for several elections in a row now. You expect the people you elect to work as hard as you do. You expect us to focus on your ambitions — not ours — and you want us to get the job done. Period.

    I plan on spending every moment of the next two years rolling up my sleeves and working as hard as I can for the American people. This country has made real and undeniable progress in the six years since the 2008 economic crisis. But our work will not be done until every single American feels the gains of a growing economy where it matters most: in your own lives.

    While I’m sure we’ll continue to disagree on some issues that we’re passionate about, I’m eager to work with Congress over the next two years to get the job done. The challenges that lay ahead of us are far too important to allow partisanship or ideology to prevent our progress as a nation.

    As we make progress, I’ll need your help, too. Over the weeks and months ahead, I’ll be looking to Americans like you, asking you to stay engaged.

    I am optimistic about our future. Because for all the maps plastered across our screens today, for all the cynics who say otherwise, we are more than a simple collection of red and blue states. We are the United States.

    And yesterday, millions of Americans — Democrats and Republicans, women and men, young and old, black and white — took the time out of their day to perform a simple, profound act of citizenship. That’s something we shouldn’t forget amid the din of political commentary. Because making progress starts with showing up.

    Let’s get to work.

    President Barack Obama”

    I’m sorry Chips for taking up so much room. It seemed like a good thing to reprint. Some of these points I heard in the Press Conference.

  33. 123 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    November 5, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Young lady, kidnapped in Philly on Sunday, has been found ALIVE!

  34. November 5, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    The equality we seek for all over the world can’t even be seen in the most developed country in world, I wonder what we expect in other countries. Am really marveled at the outcome of today’s vote, but I still have this strong feeling that Pres. Obama will still prevail. He will always finds a way.

  35. 130 hopefruit2
    November 5, 2014 at 9:47 pm

  36. 131 jacquelineoboomer
    November 5, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    There once was a guy named “amk”
    Who furst-ed his way into our lives each day
    He never understood Nerdy’s joke
    But was a good kind of bloke
    And we certainly hope he doesn’t stay away

  37. 133 globalcitizenlinda
    November 5, 2014 at 10:06 pm


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