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A Tweet Or Two

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Bravo, John Legend. Fool that Piers Morgan is, he believes that if Black people stop using the N-word, then whites will have no reason to be racists. Give the man a trophy!

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135 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. 1 japa21
    November 11, 2014 at 4:06 pm

  2. 8 MadameSoph
    November 11, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Chips and all TODers who are dog parents,
    This is so hilarious I got an ab workout laughing. Anyone who has animals in the family will recognize and enjoy. Merrill Markoe, a comedy writer, is talking about and sharing a film of her dog and his deflated ball. It’s 10 minutes and absolutely worth it!

    “Something Extremely Important”

    • 9 dotster3
      November 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      She is Dave Letterman’s former head writer and girlfriend. T’was funny. Don’t have a doggie now but I so remember those pleading dog eyes.

  3. 11 Nena20409
    November 11, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Gold for Japa 😉 ⭐
    Wanted to bring this over from the last thread.
    The awesomeness of these Excellent Tweets are appreciated. Thanks NW.

  4. November 11, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    A sublime collection of tweets Nerdy, thank yooooooooooooou Legend!!

  5. 16 japa21
    November 11, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    NW, great collection of tweets. Very diverse and all very meaningful.

  6. 18 Nena20409
    November 11, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Piers Morgan is what 46/7 yrs old.
    Pray tell, PM. who coined the N-word?
    Who coined Tar-babies…..etc?
    There lies your idiocy.

    Funny….how Lefties laugh and point to Ditto Heads……who dutifully vote.
    But Lefties shy away from Voting when they don’t get 100% of what they have imagined to be their ideals?
    Yet, we call righties dumb? But we are easily sacred by what The Media says? Okay.

    That last paragraph came from seeing this.

    • 19 carla4obama
      November 11, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      I’m not always “IN WITH CHRIS”, but this time I’m all in!

      • 20 hopefruit2
        November 11, 2014 at 4:29 pm

        I’m not all in with him, because he helped to build that. People like Hayes love to stay on the sidelines after the damage is done, and pretend they had nothing to do with it. But while he was busy earning COMCAST’s paycheck, with no worries about a GOP takeover of the Senate, he was busy undermining POTUS’ accomplishments by spending quite a bit of airtime hankering after bullshit “concerns” of limousine liberals like drones, and NSA spying. Those limousine liberals enjoy staying home during the midterms and allowing GOPers to win…they know they won’t be the ones paying the price.

    • 23 hopefruit2
      November 11, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      Chris Hayes is also part of that problem – from early 2013, he was busy doing his part to enable the likes of Snowden/Greenwald and the Libertarian left in helping the GOP “run against Obama.” Ditto for most of COMCAST talking heads….

      • November 11, 2014 at 4:29 pm

        Was saying this earlier, Hopefruit, to BWD and Allan:

        • 25 hopefruit2
          November 11, 2014 at 4:36 pm

          Thanks Chips – glad I’m not the only one who can see right thru Hayes bullshit attempts to cover his ass, and pretend he’s now making such an important and insightful discovery that no other mortal could ever realize.

      • 26 Nena20409
        November 11, 2014 at 4:30 pm

        Comcast came in in 2011. POTUS still won handily.
        Chris Hayes is a twit. He got this right, though.
        The reason I posted this is…….Lefties Knew what GOPers are all about…..yet No winnable strategy was developed to Once again……deny GOPers from their wrecking Media, Money and Voter suppression.

        • 27 hopefruit2
          November 11, 2014 at 4:35 pm

          Nena presidential years have a very different dynamic from midterms. The fact remains that people like Hayes joined forces with the GOP to attack the President on spurious matters, when there was so much important and positive changes from PBO that he and his colleagues could have been highlighting. Hayes’ posting this now sounds so insincere and hypocritical – he’s just covering his guilty ass and trying to deflect blame for himself.

          • 28 Nena20409
            November 11, 2014 at 4:43 pm

            How people Vote is what I like to analyze…..my sort of specialty.
            Part of my DNA.

            This is more like a new thing for Dems……The Mid-term total collapse.

            They were not losing elections so lopsided until in 1994, the 1st in 40yrs…..then 2010 and 2014.
            Dems used to have the Older Votes. That changed after 2002/2004. It is interesting that GW Bush gave the Oldies Donut-hole. Dems helped fixed it…..but now, Oldies are now solidly voting for the GOPers. That is the ONLY dynamic that has changed here. Young people were Never reliable consistent Voters.

            • 29 hopefruit2
              November 11, 2014 at 4:48 pm

              Yes analyzing votes is good, and I believe we could do this without elevating Hayes on this site. Hayes is not a pro-Obama individual, and he and his colleagues at MSNBC are a big part of why Dems didn’t vote this year. COMCAST knew exactly what they were doing when they promoted his ass to that 8PM slot. He joined forces with Greenwald and Snowden for pretty much all of 2013 to undermine PBO.

      • 30 arapaho415
        November 11, 2014 at 5:36 pm

        Last night I watched the daily press briefing in China with Josh Ernest, Ben Rhodes and the US Trade Representative, Michael Froman, which was just astounding.

        First question that I saw was from Carol (I think @carol_e_lee of @wsj) who asked about 3 questions in one (run-on) sentence, ending with “Did the President call Comcast before his net neutrality announcement?”

        Mentioned last night that this proof positive that MSM/GOP/Kochs are driven by Orwellian Corporate media monopoly.

        The WHPC in China were incredibly combative, antagonistic and disbelieving of anything that the unflappable and professional Josh, Ben and Ambassador Froman had to say.

        • 31 99ts
          November 11, 2014 at 5:52 pm

          They NEVER ask questions about the international issues related to the President’s trip. For the WHPC there is no world outside of DC

          • 32 arapaho415
            November 11, 2014 at 6:07 pm

            Actually, aside from net neutrality, all the questions I heard were about foreign policy.

            But they were combative about it. For those who remember the first season of SNL, it was like Dan Ackroyd saying to Jane Curtain, “Jane, you ignorant slut”…

            • 33 99ts
              November 11, 2014 at 6:26 pm

              That be a first arapaho – I’ll watch the next one (if I am not out) without holding out hope – although the non-US media usually has good questions.

    • 34 57andfemale
      November 11, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      Wow. Baby-Face Hayes finally said something intelligent.

    • 35 Deb
      November 11, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      This rich coming from Chris on the far left. They are just as bad as the repubs constantly criticizing and complaining and knocking President Obama

  7. 36 Nena20409
    November 11, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Waving from MN…..almost 18″ of snow in my neck of the woods to “even”
    I don’t know if you have ever visited our Cold Tundra…….but I am sending some SNOW down where you are 😉

    • 37 donna dem 4 obama
      November 11, 2014 at 4:42 pm

      It was 70 today in the DC area but we are bracing for frigid cold by the end of the week. You can keep your snow. I’ll admire it from afar…

    • 38 Roberta in MN
      November 11, 2014 at 6:14 pm

      Neena, we ended up with 2″ which is plenty for me. I saw you guys farther north got hammered. I feel for you, I don’t want to live in that stuff again. However, we are early yet. We got 15″ in May. What does that say!!!.
      Nerdy these past 2 threads were awesome, Thank You so much. I posted two of the tweets on my FB page, should get some shit back from some family members. Especially those that were what the Dems vs Repubs were doing to our Vets.

  8. 39 Linda
    November 11, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    I think the Kansas election was rigged…..

    ===

    Financial projections released late Monday paint a grim picture for Kansas’s budget in the wake of Gov. Sam Brownback’s (R) decision to sign massive income tax cuts into law.

    The estimates showed that the state is on track to collect $1 billion less in revenue next year and in 2016 than had previously been projected, according to the Kansas City Star.

    The estimates also said the state will use up $380 million in reserves and still have to cut another $280 million for fiscal year 2015 to balance the state’s current budget. In addition, in 2016, revenues are expected to be $436 million short of expenditures according to the forecast.

    Altogether it was the latest bit of bleak news for Kansas and Brownback, who won re-election a week ago, defeating House Minority Leader Paul Davis (D).

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/sam-brownback-budget-forecast-2015-2016

  9. November 11, 2014 at 4:27 pm

  10. November 11, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    This is heinous! I don’t see it making a big enough difference for Landrieu to pull out this election.

    Senate Democrats Said to Consider Keystone Vote Soon
    Senate Democrats are considering scheduling a vote in the lame-duck session to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, a party aide said, a move that may bolster Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu’s re-election battle.

    [snip]

    Casting a vote in favor of the pipeline may benefit Landrieu ahead of a Dec. 6 runoff, in which she faces Republican Representative Bill Cassidy. Congress returns tomorrow for a post-election session.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-11/senate-democrats-said-to-consider-keystone-vote-soon.html

    I thought the decision on KXL was Kerry’s and PBO’s alone because the project crosses international lines. I must be wrong because what good does it do to have Congress vote on it?

    • 45 Linda
      November 11, 2014 at 4:37 pm

      You are correct…the vote is to trick the people…it will be meaningless.

    • 47 57andfemale
      November 11, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      So Dems are willing to help out a conservadem who will probably lose anyway, instead of focusing on making a lasting difference, like judges and other executive appts. Nice.

    • 54 donna dem 4 obama
      November 11, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      Let these ConservaDems GO and concentrate starting right now on winning back IL, PA and OH Senate seats. We can’t win in red states but they manage to win in our Blue states. Stop with this coddling these Dems in red states that spend more time giving us indigestion than anything else.

  11. 56 Nena20409
    November 11, 2014 at 4:46 pm

  12. 58 hopefruit2
    November 11, 2014 at 4:52 pm

  13. 59 hopefruit2
    November 11, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Does any one know when this gorgeous FLOTUS pic was taken? 🙂

  14. 69 57andfemale
    November 11, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    • 70 Vicki
      November 11, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      DWS can please just STFU and STFD. Time for her to go. She can work fulltime for HRC.

      • 71 57andfemale
        November 12, 2014 at 7:38 am

        My feelings exactly. I didn’t want to attribute nefarious actions to her, but after seeing the DNC run from this President, I now have my doubts about her support from Day One. The party should be in the business of making the party strong, not in the business of supporting one person.

    • 72 Obama Grandmama
      November 11, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      I would like to add to DWS. You played it old school thinking you needed to run away from PBO’s record instead of playing the record up since the media did not. The reason people come out in hordes is due to PBO standing for real change not just more of the same. Abandoning that change is not smart. I can see why you are asking for smart people to help since smart people were no where to be found in the Dem party election strategies in the 2014 election. Given a historically advantaged situation that you have walked away from I am worried about this party’s future.

  15. 73 57andfemale
    November 11, 2014 at 5:10 pm

  16. 74 57andfemale
    November 11, 2014 at 5:12 pm

  17. 75 hopefruit2
    November 11, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    LOL! Another person on Amazon added a 1-star review to Chuckie Toad’s lovely book about PBO.

    Five reviews total so far:
    four – 1-star
    one 5-star (which is really a 0-star).

    Unless Chuckie’s friends and the Right wing start rigging the amazon reviews in his favor, I think this will not end well… Actually, it won’t end well, regardless….

  18. 76 donna dem 4 obama
    November 11, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    LHM…No Words!! 😯 😡 😯

    • 77 No Child Left Behind
      November 11, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      I must confess that I stopped watching the moment an MSNBC pundit goes off the rail. When Matthews forgot his meds, I don’t watch. When Clever Hayes is too excited about liberty and freedom to spy on your employer, I don’t watch. Even for Dr. Maddow, whom I like very much, I skip town as soon as she follows the libertarian creed.

      If MSNBC wants ratings, it must stick to what his base needs. First, speak of the merits of Affordable Care Act, then, highlight the evils coming from the GOP, then add some interesting news. I would be a captive viewer.

      • 78 MadameSoph
        November 11, 2014 at 6:06 pm

        Totally agree, NCLB! And there are so, so many other accomplishments to highlight in addition to the ACA.

        Stephen Colbert (the only comedian who urged viewers to vote) had a spot-on piece last night. I know he’s been through it because his sister ran and lost against Mark Sanford:

        http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/avadrz/the-word—it-s-a-trap-

        • 79 Roberta in MN
          November 11, 2014 at 6:38 pm

          MS, and that is exactly what my Son & Nephew said, a do nothing congress is better than one that passes anything that the President wants to help the American people. I was hoping they would get past tis BS but not so far. It breaks my heart.

    • 80 desertflower
      November 11, 2014 at 5:59 pm

      HEY CHINA AND RUSSIA! Good news! No worries! Your stinking, polluted toxic air is not your fault anymore! It’s Obama’s fault…just like everything else in the whole wide world that he didn’t cause!

  19. 81 57andfemale
    November 11, 2014 at 5:24 pm

  20. 82 arapaho415
    November 11, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    re: Piers Morgan and the “N” word.

    Didn’t click/read what he had to say, but saw the headline.

    FWIW, yesterday WaPo kicked off this discussion with a truly hideous article, linked to by @ron_fournier.

    So this was making the rounds in the DC beltway yesterday before Piers made a fool of himself today.

  21. November 11, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Afternoon/evening all.

    Happy Veterans Day to all who served (looking atchu, Shipmate).

    I have run all my errands and am now in jammies. Judge if you must. (It’s cloudy and chilly in the Land of Eternal Sun.)

  22. 86 yardarm756
    November 11, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Going to the dogs. 😉

    • 87 MadameSoph
      November 11, 2014 at 5:49 pm

      Darn, it’s behind a paywall!

      • 88 arapaho415
        November 11, 2014 at 6:32 pm

        It worked for me.

        It’s an 8-minute video that should be viewed by everyone.

        The story is amazing — when the ex-Marine who suffers from PTSD after being a medic in Iraq and his new companion first lock eyes, both their lives are complete.

        The ex-Marine clarified what it’s like to be on the brink of suicide — that the pain is so great, so intense, that the only way to get rid of the pain is to do away with you.

        Powerful, moving, a must-see.

      • 90 MadameSoph
        November 11, 2014 at 6:55 pm

        I was mistaken. The page has a short paragraph and then a “Subscribe” bar, so, at first glance, it looked just like a paywall.

        Thanks for the heads up arapaho, glad I went back again to check!

        And thanks Yardarm, for posting this beautiful story!! I’m going to support Pets for Vets for sure!

        http://pets-for-vets.com/

  23. 91 dotster3
    November 11, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Thought this might have a nasty slant——maybe headline was purposeful—-but actually just an interesting list of gifts presented by foreign dignitaries….

  24. 92 dotster3
    November 11, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    • 93 arapaho415
      November 11, 2014 at 6:21 pm

      More on this…

  25. 94 arapaho415
    November 11, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Yay, I can stay awake for this! (LOL — I do nod off early, still on daylight saving time)

  26. 96 dotster3
    November 11, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Sorry for buzzfeed link but

  27. 98 arapaho415
    November 11, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Another example of how PBO is playing the GOP.

  28. 99 dotster3
    November 11, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    HBO’s Concert for Valor begins in a half hour—–quite an impressive list of performers—–from all genres—–expecting 800,000 people for the free concert on the National Mall

  29. 100 Elly in Maryland
    November 11, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    I did some small-scale media push-back today, inspired by one of this blog’s photos from Pres. Obama’s trip to Asia.

    I come from a smallish town that happens to be the headquarters of a large international corporation. The CEO of that company was with Pres. Obama on this trip, and I saw the photo here. So I went to the online site of my home town paper to see if they had covered it. It’s totally a company town so I thought the travels of the CEO should be of interest.

    The town is pretty much Republican but I think the county went for Obama in both 2008 and 2012. The newspaper is quite conservative. As I expected, there was no photo of the CEO and our President together. (Something similar happened when the same CEO was a guest at a state dinner at the WH – a big deal in DC but they didn’t cover it at all.) I feel like the paper doesn’t want to associate their local big important guy with the President, like it would shine a positive light on the President which they don’t want to do.

    So I wrote to complain, sending them a link to a good photo. I got back an email from the editor saying that they have now run an appropriate photo. I checked the website and there it is! I feel like I did a small thing for the team today.

  30. November 11, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    UN Security Council meets at 1130a EST, tomorrow, 12 Nov.

  31. 112 dotster3
    November 11, 2014 at 6:39 pm

  32. 113 FoxfireTX
    November 11, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Hey TOD, is it just me or is there a trend building? It seems like since the election, the emprogs have come out in force to trash PBO. While they’ve done it all along, it’s like everywhere you go on the internet someone is trashing him. We’ve got two more years to go, and i don’t think he intends to waste those years but it appears a good share of his base is giving up. I’m not talking DK here, but even places like the comments on Stonekettle. It just blows my mind that everyone can forget so quickly how much he has accomplished and how hard he fought for the wins. It is incredibly disappointing. Guess I should have been prepared for this but I clearly am not. If this continues for two more years, I am going to hate the Dems by 2016 nearly as much as I do the GOP!

    • November 11, 2014 at 7:05 pm

      i politely request that obama peeps stop this line of talk. president obama is a democrat. nancy pelosi is a democrat. elizabeth warren and martin o’malley are democrats. please don’t let bad apples spoil the bunch. the #1 strategy of republicans and “the news” is dividing and conquering democratic support, so please don’t help them do it.

    • 116 99ts
      November 11, 2014 at 7:11 pm

      I just read some stupid by one of them – the economy is improving – but the rural folk don’t feel it – well look at who the “rural folks” vote for – the media will be pushing the anti PBO forever – the emprogs are part of the same breed.

      • 117 arapaho415
        November 11, 2014 at 7:32 pm

        Did they mention how that impressive 8th grade girl asked PBO how to improve rural economies? (Rhetorical question, the answer is “of course not.”)

        This was at a townhall about a month ago — can’t remember where now, someplace in the Midwest, I think.

        PBO’s answer was… broadband… which dovetails nicely with his net neutrality announcement yesterday.

        Bet that would shut those Dems up quickly.

        • 118 99ts
          November 11, 2014 at 8:36 pm

          I gather there are major fights going on to stop some counties offering broadband – free enterprise and all that – private companies only want to operate in the big cities – profits – they do the same in Oz – all was good here until the telecommunications industry was “privatised”

    • 119 hopefruit2
      November 11, 2014 at 7:13 pm

      “It seems like since the election, the emprogs have come out in force to trash PBO”

      Not true. The opposite – they’re mostly bashing the Democrats who distanced themselves from him and tried to run a GOP-lite campaign. Most of the emoprogs from 2010 are now pretending they were never critical of PBO.

      “it appears a good share of his base is giving up.”

      Sorry but that’s not true either. You clearly don’t know who Obama’s “base” is. And let me tell you quite frankly, it’s NOT those flaky Left-wing Libertarians you see trolling internet sites bashing him.

  33. 121 dotster3
    November 11, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Look at these doggies—adorable little and big—-a breed I was not familiar with—Briard…..trained to assist kids with autism….

    http://money.cnn.com/interactive/pf/24-hours-with-a-dog-trainer/?sr=twmoney111114servicedogs0630story

  34. 122 Vicki
    November 11, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    What Jay Nixon failed to mention is that the National Guard rolled into St. Louis Sunday night. My sources are not in agreement about exactly when the announcement will be but this bit seems to be true. National Guard unlikely to be there to linger.

    As I hinted to Donna and Arapaho in the previous thread I am convinced that the Powers that Rule are preparing a giant Offensive act.
    The Police are recommending that families that can do so leave town. They are talking about keeping your guns ready and water and food in sufficient quantities to be able to shelter in place for some time.

    • 123 FoxfireTX
      November 11, 2014 at 7:01 pm

      Only in America. How sad. Lost in all of this ongoing assault on the citizens of Ferguson is the fact that this arose because a police officer shot an unarmed teen who had his hands in the air in broad daylight. All I can say is that I hope the Justice Department rips them apart. And Jay Nixon is no more of a Democrat than Mitt Romney.

      • 124 Vicki
        November 11, 2014 at 7:23 pm

        Michael Browns body lay in the street for 41/2 hours while his agonized family and neighbors were corralled behind Police Lines.
        We haven’t evolved much past the Game of Thrones heads-on-spikes displayed as a symbol of power, have we?

    • 125 99ts
      November 11, 2014 at 7:07 pm

      Still inciting violence – a simple arrest and trial would have stopped any violence before it began. This is no dem governor

  35. 126 hopefruit2
    November 11, 2014 at 7:08 pm

  36. 127 dotster3
    November 11, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    You can watch concert here…… PBO speaking now

  37. November 11, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Interesting that French Amb to the US, Gerard Araud RT’d this …

  38. 133 criquet
    November 11, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    GE all.

    Sadly, this seems true from their actions:

  39. 134 Nena20409
    November 11, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Good Evening TOD.
    The Ebola trend is Real……number of those getting Newly infected are on the decline. YES!


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