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A Tweet Or Two

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If you watched Breaking Bad, you know who he is. Congratulations, cool person. 😉

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90 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. 8 yardarm756
    November 18, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    This didn’t make the cut on the last thread.

  2. 14 Nerdy Wonka
    November 18, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    • 15 MadameSoph
      November 18, 2014 at 9:51 pm

      Thank you for highlighting the NSA vote NW! Their hypocrisy is showing. How many dudebros are paying attention, though? Many will continue to bitch about “Obama is reading your reddit posts”

      And the NYC crime rate goes down when stop and frisks go down also. Hope that makes Bloomberg feel small…oops! too late! 🙂

      Finally…. hilarious about the stock photo model!!! I’ve often thought about that when they use them for Repub ads, which is an even worse association.

  3. 16 yardarm756
    November 18, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Ready for Thanksgiving?

  4. November 18, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    CNN Breaking News ‏@cnnbrk · 23s24 seconds ago
    Officials say at least four people have been killed in lake-effect snowstorm pounding Erie County, New York. http://cnn.it/1xANcmc

  5. 22 Dudette
    November 18, 2014 at 9:51 pm

  6. 23 Dudette
    November 18, 2014 at 9:54 pm

  7. 24 Dudette
    November 18, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    That stock image one PRICELESS! 😀

  8. 25 MadameSoph
    November 18, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    What a great day at TOD!

    I’ve been wondering: has anyone noticed that Kid n’ Play hair is back in style? I’ve seen a few athletes sporting giant high-tops on their heads. Ha Ha! I guess everything recycles 🙂

    Here is one of my fave tunes from the ’90s:

    “Passin’ Me By” from The Pharcyde

    Still know every word by heart 🙂

    O.k. off to eat some dinner….

  9. 28 Dudette
    November 18, 2014 at 10:00 pm

  10. 32 GGAIL
    November 18, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Thanks NW for keeping the home fires burning 🙂

    JackieG, your words were AWESOME!! I enjoyed reading it and seeing the videos NW added to accompany the reading!

    When the world beats me up, I can always come to TOD for comfort.and love ❤

  11. November 18, 2014 at 10:07 pm

  12. 38 arapaho415
    November 18, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Encourage everyone to read the @latimes op-ed that @smartypants links to in her blog post (front page tweet).

    Imagine being a 14-year-old American citizen and coming home to find yourself alone and on your own. Which is what happened to Diane Guerrero (an actress who appears in Orange Is the New Black — have never seen, don’t know if she’s a leading or a minor character in that series). Her parents and older brother were arrested and then deported to Colombia.

    Looks like President Obama’s action on immigration reform will rectify this unimaginable situation:

  13. November 18, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Thank you so, so, so much Nerdy for the wonderful posts today, including these outstanding tweets.

    A sad old day for my family and my mother especially, her brother in Australia died this afternoon, there was no one on earth she loved more – well, apart from my late Dad.

    Her pain is hard to bear, there’s just nothing you can say, other than: he led a wonderful life and was a good man.

    Rest in peace, Uncle J.

    • November 18, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      My heartfelt condolences to you, your mother and your family, Chips.

    • November 18, 2014 at 10:26 pm

      I am so so sorry to hear about your loss…hoping your MOM can find solace and comfort…

    • 43 arapaho415
      November 18, 2014 at 10:27 pm

      ((( Chips )))

      So, so sorry to hear this, that your ((( mother ))) lost her beloved brother.

      Condolences to your ((( family ))).

    • 44 jackiegrumbacher
      November 18, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      Oh, Chips my heart goes out to you and your family, especially your mother. I am so sorry for your loss and hope that your family’s pain and grief will ease in time with memories of your uncle’s goodness. Hugs to you and your family.

    • 45 Nerdy Wonka
      November 18, 2014 at 10:30 pm

      I am so sorry to hear of your family’s loss, Chips.

      My deepest and heartfelt condolences to you, your mother, and the rest of your family.

      Sending comforting thoughts your way.

    • 46 COS
      November 18, 2014 at 10:38 pm

      So sorry to hear about your family’s loss Chips. My heart goes out to you and your family.

    • 47 hopefruit2
      November 18, 2014 at 10:42 pm

      Sorry to hear of your Uncle’s passing Chips. May he RIP. Wishing you, your mom and the rest of your family peace, comfort and healing at this time.

    • 48 MightyPamela
      November 18, 2014 at 10:58 pm

      Go with God, Uncle J. And may Angels gather around your Mum, Chipsticks, it is never easy, even if it’s anticipated. Many prayers and Light all around your and your family, wherever they be. ❤

    • 49 susanne
      November 18, 2014 at 11:04 pm

      so sorry to hear of your uncle j’s passing, chips.

    • November 18, 2014 at 11:06 pm

      So sorry to hear about your Uncle J dear Chips. May you and your Mom find comfort in the fact that he led a
      wonderful life. May he rest in peace. May your family also find peace and comfort.

    • November 18, 2014 at 11:11 pm

      Lots of hugs to you and your mother, Chips.

    • 53 Judith Fardig
      November 18, 2014 at 11:21 pm

      Dear Chips,

      Echoing what others here have said to soothe a bit of the pain you and your mother are going through. I hope peace and happy memories will come soon. XOXO

    • 54 0388jojothecat
      November 18, 2014 at 11:25 pm

      So sorry for your loss Chipsticks… Please accept my condolences and may your mom’s rememberance of her brother brings her much joy and comfort. May your uncle RIP and know that your TOD family embrass you in your time of grief.

    • 55 mtmarilyn
      November 18, 2014 at 11:36 pm

      Oh Chips, I am so sorry. Losing a beloved relative is so painful. My prayers are with you and your family.

    • 56 desertflower
      November 18, 2014 at 11:37 pm

      {{{ Chips}}} Love and Peace to your mom and the family. So sorry for this painful loss of your uncle.

    • 57 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      November 18, 2014 at 11:47 pm

      Chips, my condolences to you, your Mom and family. May the warm, loving memories bring you joy in the midst of your tears. I’m holding your family up in prayer. ❤

    • 58 theo67
      November 19, 2014 at 12:07 am

      {{{{Chips & family}}}}

    • 59 FoxfireTX
      November 19, 2014 at 12:14 am

      So sorry for your family’s loss Chips. It is so, so difficult. Hugs and prayers for you, your mom and your family.

    • 60 sjterrid
      November 19, 2014 at 12:33 am

      I’m so sorry about your loss, Chips. May he RIP. You, your mother, and family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    • 61 globalcitizenlinda
      November 19, 2014 at 7:51 am

      Ms Chips,

      my deepest sympathy to you, your mother, and your family, on the loss of your uncle!

      may he rest in peace and my your mother find some solace

    • 62 Nena20409
      November 19, 2014 at 11:29 am

      My deepest sympathy to your Mom, you and the rest of the family.
      So very sorry to hear about your Uncle J’s passing. RIP Uncle J.

  14. 63 arapaho415
    November 18, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    FYI…

  15. 64 arapaho415
    November 18, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Global Citizen Linda posted this last night — IMO, Toles is the best at succinctly cutting to the chase:

  16. November 18, 2014 at 10:23 pm

  17. November 18, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Congrats NCLB 🙂

    You’ve done it again, NW – great selection of tweets (always grateful when you include one of mine). Oh, and “…. slamming the Doors” very clever and 😀 😀 😀 😀

  18. November 18, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Just can’t keep from smiling about this one ….

  19. November 18, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Whenthe GOP gains a majority in the Senate…do you think that McConnell will blow up the Filibuster rules?

  20. November 18, 2014 at 10:57 pm

  21. November 18, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Thank you all for your beautiful, kind and loving words, you’re the very best of friends.

    I had the privilege of visiting my uncle in Australia a few years back, it was the best trip of my life. What a stunning country.

    I remember sitting drinking coffee with him on the Melbourne shoreline and he pointed to a pier where, he told me, he had arrived from Ireland 40-something years before. I thought I was heroic just flying to Australia, but his journey, by ship, was interminable and grim. A young Irish man who’d never left home before, suddenly landed in this far-off land, he and his family assuming they’d never see each other again.

    He was a priest, so I gave him a terrible time 🙂 But he was a liberal, and did his own thing – and stood up to the most vile pedophile-defending conservative Catholics in his part of the world. And he paid for it – but happily so.

    I am so, so happy he lived to see Pope Francis, my last conversation with him … it was like he was almost content to let go, now that his Church was led by a man like that. He adored him, he made his heart sing. He laughed out loud when I said I was tempted to put a poster of the new Pope on my wall.

    “Life’s funny, isn’t it girl?”

    “It is, Uncle J.”

    He lived an amazing life and did so much good. I didn’t know that until I visited his world, as I rambled around his parish I was flooded with stories of the wonderful impact he had on people’s lives, and how he fought for those crushed by authority. Their love for him was immense.

    When I arrived in Melbourne we met up that evening. He had a meeting the next morning about dealing with a priest against whom sexual abuse allegations had been made. “Just do the right thing,” I said to him. “I will,” he promised. And he did. He stood strong, and he lost friends because of it. But he did the right thing.

    His life was a story of doing the right thing from start to finish.

    He was also a brilliant sportsman in his younger days. He won an All-Ireland medal, kind of the equivalent of the Super Bowl!

    He gave his medal to my mother.

    Tonight, she stroked it lovingly. I can’t begin to understand her sense of loss.

    “Ma, he had a wonderful life.”

    “He did,” she said, and then she stroked that medal again.

    All I could do was hug her and love her.

    May he rest in peace, my family will miss him so much.

    • 73 Judith Fardig
      November 18, 2014 at 11:27 pm

      Chips, what a moving and lovely tribute to your beloved uncle. The world could use more priests like him, especially in the era of Pope Francis.

      • 74 carolyn
        November 18, 2014 at 11:33 pm

        A beautiful and heartfelt tribute, to an obviously beautiful man. Your mother and you will be in my prayers and thoughts. Your own love and admiration shine brightly in this tribute. Australia was fortunate to have had him.

    • November 18, 2014 at 11:28 pm

      Sorry I missed this earlier but my thoughts and prayers are with you Chips and family. Thank you for sharing a special memory. It is the best way to remember those we have loved and lost.

    • 76 0388jojothecat
      November 18, 2014 at 11:32 pm

      He is with GOD and Jesus now….time to celebrate the life of a wonderful man.

    • 77 yardarm756
      November 18, 2014 at 11:36 pm

      Be at peace. We love you. ❤

    • 78 desertflower
      November 18, 2014 at 11:44 pm

      Tears. What sweet, wonderful memories you have to hold you. Thank you for sharing this personal bit of family with all of us. Honored.

    • 79 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      November 19, 2014 at 12:02 am

      Oh, Chips, your tribute to Uncle J is so beautifully descriptive, I feel like I know him… Love to you and your Mom

    • November 19, 2014 at 7:13 am

      Oh, Chips, what a wonderful man. How wonderful for you and your Mother to have him in your lives, to experience all his beautiful qualities. Your words portray a lovely, lovely human being who stood for something important and touched the lives of all those he served. My heart goes out to you and your Mother as you revisit so many beautiful memories.

      May he rest in eternal peace.

    • 82 Nena20409
      November 19, 2014 at 11:36 am

      A loving tribute by a cherished Niece.
      Time heals. Time also allows Us to remember our loved ones.
      Safe Journey Uncle J. Thank you for your life here on earth.

      {{{{{Mom ❤ Chips}}}}}

    • 83 edp4bho
      November 19, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      My sympathies for you and yours, Chips.

  22. November 18, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Great tweets! I am having Quiche for lunch tomorrow.

  23. 86 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    November 18, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Good evening, TOD. Back home, safe and sound! Here is short clip from tonight’s Black Violin performance.

  24. November 18, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Thank you Ms. Chips for sharing those precious memories with us.
    I cannot tell you how much that helped me to make out a bigger check out for Morris Dees the remarkable attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center. I and others plan to visit Montgomery, Alabama to see the Wall of Tolerance.
    By describing your Uncle J doing the “right thing” I am so glad that I did not discard this large envelope sent to me months ago by Toni Morrison. I kept pushing it in the back of the other mail.
    Please let your Mom knows that his life is still blessing others.
    Thank You

  25. November 19, 2014 at 12:40 am

    You and your mother have my deepest condolences. He lived his life well, a true follower of Christ. He’s with His who is saying “Well done, good and faithful servant.


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