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Jan
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A Tweet Or Two

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142 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. 1 Judith Fardig
    January 3, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Tweeterific, NW!

  2. January 3, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Thank you nerdy. A great mix of timely tweets.

  3. 13 a4alice
    January 3, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Wonderful NW! Thankyou for all you do πŸ™‚

  4. January 3, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    A humongous thank yoooooooooou Nerdy!!!

  5. January 3, 2015 at 7:24 pm

  6. 26 Vicki
    January 3, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Great roundup, Nerdy. These news-filled tweets keep us all informed.
    so, thank you once, again.

  7. January 3, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Extraordinary Tweets…..Excellent!

  8. January 3, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    “We don’t know yet who will enter the 2016 presidential contest. And the first screen is always about how their policies align with our own preferences. But I would suggest that is a necessary – but insufficient – test for how they will perform in office.”

  9. 30 Judith Fardig
    January 3, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Looking forward to President Obama’s road trip to inspire us with themes from his upcoming SOTU on January 20th. OFA would appreciate it if you are willing to host a watch party. You can create an event on barackobama.com/events. We need fresh energy!

  10. 31 Nena20409
    January 3, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Fantastic Collection of Tweets NW. Great Job.
    Au ⭐ for Judith Fardig

  11. 33 Nena20409
    January 3, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    So Huckabee thinks he can be POTUS?
    Paging one Bishop Willard Mitterrand Romney…..is that you Ann Romney?

  12. January 3, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    For our LL

  13. 45 yardarm756
    January 3, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    I just love a new year………party hearty!

  14. 56 Nena20409
    January 3, 2015 at 8:20 pm

  15. January 3, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    • January 3, 2015 at 8:57 pm

      Could be they were all for them?
      It could be that the guy was on his way to unload his rash at the local Knights of Columbus meeting or the neighborhood V.F.W.
      I get so sick of them when they try to portray that they are so “righteous”.
      If the so-called “good cops” would speak out, it would surely help.
      What are they so afraid of IF they are so “good”, as they say?

    • 64 Nena20409
      January 4, 2015 at 12:41 pm

      Gardner when he was chocked to death was NOT even selling any loose Cigarettes. He had just broken a fight, hence his frustrations with the over-policing.

  16. January 3, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Peace to POTUS and grandfather Dunham.

    • 66 vcprezofan2
      January 3, 2015 at 9:47 pm

      • 67 99ts
        January 3, 2015 at 11:46 pm

        Just so true vc – cannot believe these folks are paid to stalk the President – Did we ever hear all this about any other President – or any other world leader. Where I live the PM is allowed to go on vacation without the Press – way past time the US did the same.

        • 68 vcprezofan2
          January 4, 2015 at 12:09 am

          Or, if they have to go – to report in case anything major happens – show a little discretion. Honestly, they should have to pay a part of their fares; maybe then they’d take a break themselves.

          • 69 99ts
            January 4, 2015 at 5:09 am

            No other world leader is followed by such a gaggle of reporters – they all seem so scared someone else might get the news first – each trip ONE person representing one media group would be more than sufficient – they all post the same news!

        • 70 jacquelineoboomer
          January 4, 2015 at 12:13 am

          Different media cultures. Today’s WHPC is not quite as bad as paparazzi, but they’re working on it. Here, the press also followed the every move of W when he’d go to his “brush ranch” in Crawford, TX. Trouble is none of those people at his ranch ever much moved (not to mention thought or had interesting friends), so this is High Excitement Time for the WHPC. W also made an infamous Bushism once on the golf course, among other gaffes which the press caught, but let’s not think about that. Eek. In the past, they used to follow Ike and others to the golf course, and Reagan to his staged-photos-atop-a-horse ranch in CA. In the early years, they’d follow the young and lovely Kennedy family to, from, in and around Hyannis Port, but there was a modicum of privacy at that time (the press never “talked” about some of the goings-on). The only place that continues to serve as a real retreat seems to be inside Camp David (Ike’s favorite retreat, probably for that reason, I think I recall), or within somebody’s private compound.

          President Obama has been the only one who’s been this bad of an “obsession,” like writing 1,000 words about how many licks he took of a snow cone in HI, as far back as my memory goes.

          • 71 99ts
            January 4, 2015 at 5:11 am

            I would hope it is well past the top of the cycle JoB – no President should have to put up with this mob of attention seekers.

  17. 78 arapaho415
    January 3, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    GE TODville,

    Thanks, NerdyW, for the tweets — always keeping us up-to-date, keeping this well-oiled machine running and on its toes.

    I posted this on the previous thread, but after seeing jojo’s comment, it gave me the opportunity to tweet something unrelated (but also somehow relevant, LOL):

    The @nytimes’ @MichaelSSchmidt RT’d this tweet from Chips:

    In response to this article (which I hadn’t read):

    • 79 arapaho415
      January 3, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      jojo posted this from the last thread. @MichaelSSchmidt’s article ends:
      “One of the golfers who played with Mr. Obama said the way the president carried himself on the course provided significant insight into his character.

      ‘If you came down from Mars and saw his disposition on the golf course, you would think he would be a pretty good president,’ the golfer said. ‘He’s honest, he keeps his composure through terrible adversity, he’s unruffled, he smiles, and he doesn’t quit.’”

      Which leads me to this article also from @nytimes:

      From the article:
      “the object β€” it was not an airplane, or satellite, a bird or a huge drone β€” dimmed its lights and shot up through the sky before it started brightly pulsating again, then floating away…”

      snip/

      “In approximately two hours, we counted about 40 unidentifiable things flying high above us. We never checked with the military to see if there was an explanation because that would have seemed a surrender to skepticism.”

    • 80 MightyPamela
      January 3, 2015 at 8:59 pm

      Hey, maybe journalism is a really hard job. Maybe.

  18. 83 JER
    January 3, 2015 at 8:54 pm

  19. January 3, 2015 at 9:07 pm

  20. 88 amk for obama
    January 3, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    The one dollar bill met the twenty dollar bill and said, “Hey, where have you been? I haven’t seen you around here much.”

    The twenty answered, “I’ve been hanging out at the casinos, went on a cruise and did the rounds of the ship, back to the United States for a while, went to a couple of baseball games, to the mall, that kind of stuff. How about you?”

    The one dollar bill said, “You know, same old stuff … church, church, church.”

  21. 92 vcprezofan2
    January 3, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    I’m tripping down memory lane (which I like to do from time to time) and this from Feb. 8, 2008 made me smile. Senator Obama was beginning a Super Tuesday speech and greeting his audience…

    ~ The girls are with us tonight, but we asked them did you want to come on stage, and Malia, our nine-year-old said, “Daddy, you know that’s not my thing.”

    (LAUGHTER)

    ~ So they’re upstairs, doing what they do.

    πŸ˜€ Princess Malia, always calm, wise and outspoken. I remember her recent calm “That’s sad.” to ChuckieToad’s ‘book’, and I grin. I really ❀ that young lady!

    • 93 vcprezofan2
      January 3, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      😳 February 5, not 8th.

      • 94 jacquelineoboomer
        January 3, 2015 at 9:36 pm

        VC – You asked me to remind you “we” are getting back up on our respective exercise bikes on Monday … yes, I decided to “wait” for you. I didn’t want to be rude in the New Year, and start on the 1st like I planned. πŸ™‚

  22. January 3, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    • 98 vcprezofan2
      January 3, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      What’s wrong with these spies? Why is a visit to a cemetery or to a friend ‘news’?

      • 99 carolyn
        January 3, 2015 at 10:01 pm

        They’re bored……there have been no crises they can blame on the President the last two weeks…..it’s been quiet, he’s relaxed and had a good time…….so, playing paparazzi. They know they have to go back to D.C. and start ‘working” so they have to justify their expense accounts while in Hawaii. What “tough” duty………LOL!!

      • 101 arapaho415
        January 3, 2015 at 10:48 pm

        Carolyn is absolutely right.

        These jackals get *paid* to spend two weeks in Hawaii to check their emails and send tweets.

        I hope that 2015 is the year MSM realizes that they’re paying too many people too many bucks for speculation and gossip.

        There is no justification to have dozens of people from every national news outlet covering 2016 campaigns now.

        I hope the American people, TOD included, don’t lay eyeballs on any 2016 story until 2016.

        The only “hard” facts until next year will be campaign donations and expenditures. Everything else is gossip, conjecture and propaganda.

        • 102 vcprezofan2
          January 3, 2015 at 10:53 pm

          I don’t know, Arapaho, but I somehow feel the MSM are quite satisfied with the speculation and gossip they get in return for their $$.

          • 103 arapaho415
            January 3, 2015 at 11:04 pm

            I’m still hoping against hope that the beancounters at the national MSM inform the powers that be that they could safely cut their political staff in half (or more) until 2016 actually arrives.

            The press is seething with jealousy now because PBO can casually drop by Eddie Vedders before hopping on his private jet.

            You could tell by the way they reacted today when the WH announced that PBO would be selling (i.e., informing) Americans on his SOTU *before* delivering it. Very canny move by the WH because MSM *only* pays attention to SOTU *before* it happens (because they only know how to gossip and speculate). Once the speech is history, they move on to the next checklist item that GOP/Comcast/Kochs have penciled in for them to parrot in unison.

  23. 105 jackiegrumbacher
    January 3, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Nerdy, I love all the tweets and appreciate all the news, but the toon of Santa and the requests for body armor is heartbreaking. Each time you put together one of these searing collections of truth you bring a little light into the darkness.

  24. 110 arapaho415
    January 3, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    These are the distressing conditions that the overpaid MSM have to *put up with* to be part of the WHPC purveyors of gossip.

    I’m sure they wish they were in Crawford Texas right now (not).

  25. 111 arapaho415
    January 3, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    LOL.

    Great anecdote:

  26. 112 vcprezofan2
    January 4, 2015 at 12:24 am

    Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive. ~Elbert Hubbard

    G’Night, TODobots!

  27. January 4, 2015 at 12:29 am

  28. January 4, 2015 at 1:25 am

    Thank you PF!
    Can’t sleep and the Impressions are one of my favorite groups. And the harmony in that song is tight……

  29. January 4, 2015 at 1:50 am

    I was hoping to see the President and his family take off from Hawaii

    • 123 susanne
      January 4, 2015 at 2:13 am

      prettyfoot, our local sites have had abysmal coverage of the president’s visit this time. wish i could see it too, as i’d love to give them each a flower lei and wish for their safe return.

  30. 124 susanne
    January 4, 2015 at 2:07 am

    aloha tod peeps
    gotta share a little story with you. we had a big storm and power outage last night, and then later this afternoon, our water quit (something about the pumps upslope). so my husband and i walked into town to a good local restaurant (the bamboo) under the full moon–beautiful night. stepped into the restaurant and at the first table were gabby giffords and mark kelly! completely relaxed and low key, and when i smiled mark smiled back πŸ™‚ gabby was getting seated with the help of their dinner companion. this is a tiny restaurant, in a tiny town, so i was very excited. came home and checked the internet, and sure enough they’re here for a conference: http://www.collaboratemeetings.com/2015hawaiisummit/ i had no idea this was happening, just up the road!

    • 125 jacquelineoboomer
      January 4, 2015 at 2:23 am

      What a wonderful story, susanne! Glad you got to see them. I’m not surprised you knew how to “act” – just give ’em a smile, and let them enjoy their dinner. You would never make it in the WHPC! Ha.

      • 126 susanne
        January 4, 2015 at 2:39 am

        way too shy and polite πŸ™‚
        but really, it’s such a folksy place, it just seemed best to smile and nod like i did with most other people there. except for the ones i hug, of course.

        there’s a part 2 to the story. my husband went over to say hello to a local doctor at another table, who also happens to be our state representative (dem). hubby mentioned the gifford-kellys to him (he hadn’t noticed them), and the doc/rep said, coincidentally, his best friend from med school is their family doctor. so he went over and paid his respects, and bought their dinner. very small town stuff!

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  32. January 4, 2015 at 2:27 am

    I am really happy for our President and his family that they got have two weeks of sunny relaxation away from the insanity of Wash DC. It’s a good reminder to them that there is some measure of health and well being away from the toxic world of beltway politics and RW and media idiocy.

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  35. 139 susanne
    January 4, 2015 at 3:03 am

    thanks for your reporting, prettyfoot. tod gets the scoop again! πŸ™‚

  36. 140 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    January 4, 2015 at 5:53 am

    Good morning, TOD! Still in the hospital, but feeling much better. Expect that I’ll be here until Tuesday or so; hence, I’ll be canceling Wednesday’s Florida vacation. Part of my Mom’s Christmas gift was a trip to see her oldest niece. Tried to get my Mom to go anyway; no way she leaving “her baby” in the hospital… cΓ©st la vivΓ©…

    • January 4, 2015 at 7:23 am

      Oh Alycee, I’ve missed so many comments recently, I had no clue you were in hospital, I need to check back to see what happened. Wishing you the very best and a speedy recovery, look after yourself.


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