A Tweet Or Two












71 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”

  1. December 14, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Fantastic selection, as always, NW!!!!

    • 2 vcprezofan2
      December 14, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      Great sleight of feet there, Bobfr!

      • December 14, 2014 at 9:58 pm


        Thanks again for all your efforts re: Fav photos of 2014, VC!

        • 4 vcprezofan2
          December 14, 2014 at 10:02 pm

          My absolute pleasure, Bfr!
          Now if only everybody would hurry up and vote! 😀

          • 5 MightyPamela
            December 14, 2014 at 10:40 pm

            VC, I went in there and became totally confused, but will try again tomorrow, if I am not under pressure to go anywhere.

            • 6 vcprezofan2
              December 14, 2014 at 10:43 pm

              Ignore my comments in between, MP, (that’s apart of me fumbling my way along) and simply make one choice for each month, using the letters A, B, C, etc.

          • 7 socasweet
            December 14, 2014 at 11:08 pm

            VC, I left my choices on a previous thread

            • 8 vcprezofan2
              December 15, 2014 at 5:07 pm

              TY, SS. If you left it under one of *my* comments, I got it. If you posted them by themselves you need to tell me which thread so I can go hunt them out. I would love to get all the responses, and also get as many villagers participating as possible so that result will truly reflect a group choice.

          • 9 sjterrid
            December 14, 2014 at 11:29 pm

            VC, I’m delurking to give you my choices: Jan.-B, Feb.-A, March-B, April-B, May-B, June-B, July-B, Aug.-C, Sept.-B, Oct.-A, Nov.-C, and Dec.-A. They were all great photos. Thank you for sharing them, they are all winners.

            Yardam, thanks for the Christmas greeting in the last thread.

            My thoughts and prayers for all those families in Sydney, Australia affected by the hostage situation there.

    • 13 Nerdy Wonka
      December 14, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      Thanks, Bob.

  2. December 14, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    Wonderful tweets Nerdy, although that Berkeley campus image will haunt. What the fuck is wrong with this planet?

    • 15 desertflower
      December 14, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      THIS!!!!!! I had NO IDEA THAT HAPPENED!! What the fuck is WRONG with this planet?

      • 16 arapaho415
        December 14, 2014 at 10:22 pm

        I saw a comment about this on Twitter and also on the radio, and found a USA Today article on what happened (includes tweets with pictures).

        It sounds like the community and police are confused — they think it might have been done by protesters (not KKK) as a reminder of where we are now — Berkeley is no stranger to extremes, the birthplace of SDS in the 1960s.

    • 18 Nerdy Wonka
      December 14, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks, Chips.

      1. Thank you for the beautiful images of our First Family.

      2. The Berkley tweet is haunting indeed. Just goes to show that one may be in the most liberal place on earth, but still, racism exists.

  3. 19 JER
    December 14, 2014 at 9:56 pm

  4. 20 vcprezofan2
    December 14, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Yep, one more day if you want to be in on the (covered) action in January.

  5. 21 JER
    December 14, 2014 at 9:58 pm

  6. 22 desertflower
    December 14, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    Thank you so much, Nerdy. Important and heartbreaking.

  7. 24 desertflower
    December 14, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Who thinks this is even the SLIGHTEST bit ok!! Stand Up, America! Do the right thing!

    • 25 arapaho415
      December 14, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      How can anyone look at @ClaraJeffrery’s tweet with just a fraction of the gun deaths since #SandyHook and think it’s OK???

  8. 26 carolyn
    December 14, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Was there “Christmas in Washington” before the Obamas? If so, I neither knew nor cared!

  9. 29 desertflower
    December 14, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    I’m out to tonight…been a day. Tomorrow is another day:)

  10. December 14, 2014 at 10:18 pm


    America becomes ‘exceptional’ when it prosecutes ITs #WarCriminals & holds itself accountable for 400 + years of genocide, slavery, and unrestrained, ongoing racial and gender abuse. Period.

    • 31 99ts
      December 15, 2014 at 12:31 am

      For the media to have Cheney on TV supporting what was done by the Bush administration says all that needs to be said about the US media. There is NO valid way this can be supported – torture is the word that describes what was done.

  11. 32 arapaho415
    December 14, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    This was more than an hour ago, but since I don’t have a TV, don’t know if @CNN has switched to CNN International by now — what is the purpose of having a foreign news desk if you’re not going to use it when breaking news happens someplace other than America?

  12. 33 arapaho415
    December 14, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    In case you were wondering where ewoks came from:

  13. 36 JER
    December 14, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    LIVE NOW: Coverage of the hostage situation in Sydney – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  14. December 14, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Really like this tweet ….

    • 38 arapaho415
      December 14, 2014 at 10:43 pm

      BernyP is a TODer, right? I thought he was in New Zealand?

    • 39 99ts
      December 15, 2014 at 12:34 am

      So do I Bobfr – the media is revelling in this siege, congratulating themselves on their wonderful coverage, passing on to the hostage taker/s all that the police are doing – etc etc Like in the US, our media breeds hate and fear.

  15. 40 JER
    December 14, 2014 at 10:39 pm

  16. 41 arapaho415
    December 14, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    I’ve never been to Australia and have no idea how big this area is, but it looks substantial to me:

    • 42 99ts
      December 15, 2014 at 12:36 am

      Martin place is the business/government Centre of Sydney – it is not the main shopping hub nor a major tourist area – but relatively close to both. I think the police have closed down a much large part of the city than needs to be closed.

  17. 43 JER
    December 14, 2014 at 10:42 pm

  18. 44 arapaho415
    December 14, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    I hope @DavidPlouffe was behind this change:

    Here’s what prompted Uber’s action:

    • December 14, 2014 at 10:47 pm

      I hope David Plouffe resigns from that stinking pile of corporate manure real soon now ….

    • December 14, 2014 at 11:04 pm

      This company has all the wrong instincts.
      One of their drivers here ran over and killed a young child in a crosswalk.
      David Plouffe, RUN.

      • 47 arapaho415
        December 14, 2014 at 11:14 pm

        OMG, had no idea.

        In fact, I know very little about Uber except that the dudebro journalists that I follow seem to think it’s the best thing since sliced bread.

    • 48 99ts
      December 15, 2014 at 12:38 am

      Uber is hopefully being fined out of existence in Melbourne (capital of Victoria and 2nd biggest city in Oz). Hopefully the same will happen in Sydney. They make up their own rules which are different every day of the week.

  19. 49 arapaho415
    December 14, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Previous position of Uber:

  20. 50 JER
    December 14, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    FreeNewsAU LIVE News Stream

  21. 51 JER
    December 14, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    ABC News (Australia)

  22. 52 arapaho415
    December 14, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    I’m on pins and needles about the situation in Sydney — praying for an immediate and non-violent resolution.


    I confess that stopped listening to radio in the 1970s (after Paliament) because I didn’t like disco (apology to disco fans), but it seems to me that the Clash was the last truly innovative band with a legacy that continues today.

  23. 57 jacquelineoboomer
    December 15, 2014 at 12:00 am

    VC – Here are my photo choices (from – http://theobamadiary.com/2014/12/13/black-lives-matter-a-march-for-justice/ – if anybody needs the link, like I did):

    Jan – C / Feb – E / Mar – A / Apr – B / May – C / Jun – B / Jul – C / Aug – C / Sept – B / Oct – A / Nov – C / Dec – A

  24. 60 99ts
    December 15, 2014 at 1:31 am

    VC – Photo choices
    Jan b
    Feb e
    Mar b
    Apr a
    May a
    Jun d
    Jul b
    Aug b
    Sep b – I love stonehenge
    Oct a
    Nov – none of these – go find my photos that Chips posted of AF1 and Marine1 – if I must c
    Dec a

  25. 63 lmrj
    December 15, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Hello VC,
    Delurking to offer my photo choices:
    Jan = C, Feb = A , Mar = B, Apr = D, May = B, Jun = B, Jul = C, Aug = C, Sept = D, Oct = A, Nov = A, Dec = A.
    Thank you for your polling efforts. No easy task.

    • December 15, 2014 at 1:49 am

      The tweet is in the sidebar and I’ll repeat the ‘good night TOD’ since it’s likely not until later Monday, am EST, that the comment will emerge from moderation 🙂

      • 67 sjterrid
        December 15, 2014 at 2:35 am

        Bob, just finished reading your very powerful letter to the President in the tweet in the sidebar. Thank you for all you do. I know more of what’s happening on the ground in int’l events from you, than any of our “news” organizations.

        • December 15, 2014 at 3:07 am

          Thank you so much, sjterrid!

          Was just finishing a report and have been checking in on the situation in Sydney. Am appalled by what I found on Twitter. The hostage situation is deplorable, for sure. But, the fact that people are taking selfies, drinking beer and treating the situation as some kind of spectator event while a multi-person hostage crisis is underway is simply sick. Hope that the hostages will not be harmed and will be free, soon.

          now … good night …

  26. December 15, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Great Job VC…Jan C/ Feb B/ Mar B/ Apr E/ May B/ Jun B/ Jul A/ Aug B/ Sep B/ Oct C/ Nov A/ Dec A/ you are awesome~

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