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A Tweet Or Two

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133 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. January 7, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Me? Good morning. Have been using my iPad. Sat down at laptop and wa-la! 🙂

    • 2 arapaho415
      January 7, 2015 at 11:11 am

      Congrats on #1 tnMTNgirl.

      At yesterday’s daily press briefing, a reporter asked @PressSec if PBO would announce a federal structure for community college tuition similar to Tennessee’s, which is basically free. Josh Earnest declined to provide specifics for President Obama’s comments in Knoxville this week. @PressSec did mention that Tennessee has a GOP Governor and both Senators are GOP.

      I am hopeful that this is true, since both @VP Biden and SLOTUS Dr. Jill Biden are attending this Knoxville event.

      Is it true that there is no in-state tuition for Tennessee Community Colleges?

  2. January 7, 2015 at 10:30 am

    You’re a gem Nerdy, thanks a trazillion for this collection!

  3. 13 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    January 7, 2015 at 10:35 am

    RE: CRISIS MAGAZINE….HATE GROUPS EVERYWHERE…GOD DID NOT CREATE THIS WE DID….SO SAD AND SHAMEFUL…THE VIOLENCE NEVER ENDS ANYWHERE…ANYTIME…ANY DAY! OUR EQUALIZER PRESIDENT HAS SO MANY CHALLENGES…WE ALL NEED TO SEND PRAYERS FOR HIM!..I AM STAYING IN…BRRRRR EVEN INDOORS…DON’T THINK THE FURNACE LIKES HUFFING AND PUFFING SO MUCH….I AND THE FURNACE ARE IN NEED OF A SUNFILLED VACATION!…LOLLLLLLLLLLLLL! WILL BE WATCHING FOR PBO TODAY!

    • 14 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      January 7, 2015 at 10:39 am

      WAITING TO HEAR FROM SEC. KERRY…SUCH A HORRIBLE SITUATION IN PARIS. BEEN WORKING WITH MY SON TODAY…IN 10 DAYS OR LESS HE WILL BE HEADED BACK TO CALIFORNIA…HE IS NOT FOND OF INDIANA AND IT SHOWS….HE NEEDS TO GO WHERE HE IS HAPPIEST.

  4. 22 amk for obama
    January 7, 2015 at 10:42 am

    isis = kkk tweet wins.

  5. 23 japa21
    January 7, 2015 at 10:43 am

    GM all. It is cold, loving it. Had the flu last couple days, still just a tad under the weather. But to top it off, late yesterday I was shoveling the snow that the plows had dumped at the bottom of our driveway and did something to my back. At work, but not sure for how long.

    Other than that, the shootings in France do deserve coverage. The question is how much and how it is presented. And as so many of the tweets above indicate, an act of terrorism on our soil goes, for the most part, unreported or minimized.

    By the end of today, 80% of the US will know about the Muslim terrorists in France. Maybe 10% will know about the NAACP bombing.

    • 24 japa21
      January 7, 2015 at 10:45 am

      Oh, and just so Chips is prepared for the party she is going to host, 29 million will be hit later today.

    • 30 57andfemale
      January 7, 2015 at 11:07 am

      Hope you’re feeling better, japa. Don’t mess around with this flu – it’s nasty. If you have a fever, stay home.

      I considered snow shoveling yesterday as my jumpstart to my 2015 fitness routine. But you have to be VERY careful with the first snowfalls of the year.

      Be well.

      • 31 japa21
        January 7, 2015 at 11:36 am

        Thank you. I am slowly feeling better. I know having the flu shot is no guarantee of not getting the flu. But I don’t remember a year with so many people who got the shot getting this sick. The shoveiling was fine until I got to the very end of the driveway. Being as macho as I think myself to be (wrongly it turns out) I felt I could handle that without a problem.

        • 32 57andfemale
          January 7, 2015 at 3:04 pm

          The flu shot was a total bust this year. Not only that, but the shot itself (if you got the “senior” shot) had terrible side effects. That wouldn’t be so bad, if then you didn’t get the flu. Absolutely everyone I know who got the shot, had terrible problems with it. And this is the worst flu Mr. 57 and I have had since I had the Hong Kong flu in 1968.

          ALWAYS be careful as you lift that snow. Keep your core stable, don’t reach too far in front of you or too high. Am I going to have to shadow you like I do Mr. 57 to stop you from being a macho stupid guy?

  6. 33 Nerdy Wonka
    January 7, 2015 at 10:49 am

  7. January 7, 2015 at 10:50 am

  8. 37 Vicki
    January 7, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Why are we surprised at all at the Paris coverage?
    Here are the rules US Media live by:

    1) Cover anything but President Obama, unless it is Bad news for PBO.

    2) In the absence of actual news, write about a Bush Belch or a Clinton Cough. Or make something up about 2016.

    3) Do not cover news about Black folks, unless you can make PBO look bad. Do Not support Black Lives Matter, because to media, well, they just don’t matter all that much. Rich white male Christian landowners, (sometimes slaveholders) were the Founding Fathers and as far as the media and the RW is concerned Nothing should change about who is in charge and who matters.

    4) Cover any and all news that prompt fear and hatred which may lead to War. Iran=scary Cuba=bad Muslims=coming to get you in your homes right now!!!! and so on.

    Too cynical?

  9. January 7, 2015 at 10:57 am

  10. 40 Nerdy Wonka
    January 7, 2015 at 10:58 am

    • 41 Sandy1110
      January 7, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      The ignorance and hate-fueled stupidity in that tweet is massive. That’s whats wrong. Kids are blank canvases who are sullied by idiot parents.

  11. January 7, 2015 at 10:59 am

    • 43 idon
      January 7, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      He he #SOTUSPOILERS I’m a spoilerwhore and love spoilers. This is awesome. I love them all, especially the college and housing pieces.

  12. 44 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    January 7, 2015 at 11:01 am

    {{{{{META}}}}} Hello. Did you see the VA link a few days ago to obtain Presidential certificates honoring your brother?

    • January 7, 2015 at 11:30 am

      Yes, I did, my dear! Thank you very much.

      Now, please take the very best care of yourself. It takes a while to recover from these things. Take it easy!!

  13. January 7, 2015 at 11:05 am

    • January 7, 2015 at 11:47 am

      Had they offered tickets last week, I would have been in that line because I was on vacation until January 5. Could not take the time off yesterday to stand in line, and could not take the time to go on Thursday to hear him in person. Sometimes life just sucks.

  14. 48 arapaho415
    January 7, 2015 at 11:14 am

    NW, cannot believe how much you’ve uncovered at such an early hour!

    You’re beyond amazing, thank you for your diligent and energetic determination and action.

    More on PBO in Detroit today:

  15. January 7, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Ugh, I really need to ignore Twitter, the ugliness is too much.

  16. 52 arapaho415
    January 7, 2015 at 11:17 am

    DNC response:

  17. 53 57andfemale
    January 7, 2015 at 11:21 am

  18. January 7, 2015 at 11:36 am

    I saw a tweet that said that being against HATE news/speech is not a contradiction of free speech….there has to be a rethinking about this notion that there is no connection between hate mongering and terrorism..

    • 55 theo67
      January 7, 2015 at 1:33 pm

      I think people need to understand that you can say whatever you want to say, but be prepared for the consequences. If you poke a tiger or a snake, can you be surprised by the consequences when you’re bitten or killed? Freedom of speech doesn’t mean freedom from consequences. I feel sad for the senseless loss of life, but I’m also not going to champion the insulting material that the newspaper put out that offended millions of harmless people and their religious beliefs. Why can’t both sides respect each other?

  19. January 7, 2015 at 11:43 am

    some folks are just NOT thinking

  20. 57 laraofzhivago
    January 7, 2015 at 11:43 am

    • 58 idon
      January 7, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      Well just looking at the picture, the two things we can establish with certainly they are NOT Middle Eastern and they are NOT Muslims. Body morph, posture and language is all WRONG.

  21. 59 arapaho415
    January 7, 2015 at 11:50 am

    More for the ACA file, this time from Gallup:

    And…

    Love how persistent planning is coming to fruition in President #Obama4thQuarter.

    • 60 Vicki
      January 7, 2015 at 12:12 pm

      ACA numbers and declining numbers of uninsured warm my heart.
      NYC right now is freezing with very strong wind blasts. I returned home a lot sooner than I had planned to with items on agenda undone.

    • 61 Nena20409
      January 7, 2015 at 1:03 pm

  22. 62 MightyPamela
    January 7, 2015 at 11:50 am

  23. 63 arapaho415
    January 7, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Looks like PBO will speak in less than 10 minutes:

  24. January 7, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Morning all.

  25. 66 Don
    January 7, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    I was born and raised in the black church and I’ve had my years of practicing Islam. I respect all religions because I believe people should be able to go about their business of praying to whichever god they want to. I don’t practice any religion now, and I don’t attend any type of religious services. People do a lot of things in the name of religion, both good and bad. I would never put one religion above another religion because people have died in the name of all religions.

  26. January 7, 2015 at 12:18 pm

  27. January 7, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Some silly news, because after the past 24 hours we need some silly news.

    I was followed by a political reporter for AJAM… and ERICA FREAKING JONG.

  28. 73 Nerdy Wonka
    January 7, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Wow. What an idiot.

  29. January 7, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    • January 7, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      So McConnell please explain to me why you and the Republicans didn’t work with President Obama over the last six years.

    • 76 57andfemale
      January 7, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      Mr. 57 heard a caller on c-span this morning who said, “I fought in the military to protect the Constitution. Now this dictator is going to VETO bills and disregard the Constitution. That dictator!”

      We laughed. Before we cried.

  30. January 7, 2015 at 12:25 pm

  31. 78 JER
    January 7, 2015 at 12:33 pm

  32. 79 JER
    January 7, 2015 at 12:38 pm

  33. January 7, 2015 at 12:41 pm

  34. 82 JER
    January 7, 2015 at 12:43 pm

  35. 84 JER
    January 7, 2015 at 12:47 pm

  36. 86 Linda
    January 7, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Just hours after Republicans filed their first action to defund parts of homeland security in order to stop President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform, a terrorist attack in Paris has them running away from themselves again.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2015/01/07/awkward-moment-republicans-defund-homeland-security-obama.html

  37. January 7, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    RWNJs whining and screaming because they think POTUS hasn’t labeled the Paris attacks “terrorism.”

  38. 88 JER
    January 7, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    LIVE NOW: Cameron and Merkel press conference – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  39. 89 Nena20409
    January 7, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    GM/GA/GE TOD Globe Community.
    I am so sad at the horror of the Bombing in CO at a NAACP. I am horrified at the Attacks in Paris against Satirists no matter how offensive those who objected to their type of craft might have felt.
    I am disheartened on hear on the Radio and reading some posts claiming that this Paris attack is the worst in Europe since 711 in UK. Did these people forget the 100 plus killed by one guy in Sweden or Norway 2-3 yrs ago, the killings in Russia on trains, the school killings in Germany, how about the killings in Spain, etc.

    Why is it that today when information and research are easily obtained through the Internet, so called Journalists make such idiotic claims?

    • 90 Nena20409
      January 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm

      Just one example…..the information is there….but Laziness and False Corporate slant narrative withing the MSM are the problem…..IMHO.

      • 91 Vicki
        January 7, 2015 at 1:10 pm

        No, but it is the First Terror Attack since PBO resumed releasing Guantanamo detainees recently.
        Not to mention Bowe Bergdahl.
        So the Paris attack must be in some way POTUS’ fault.

  40. 92 Linda
    January 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Sneakergate !

    CNN is obsessed over the sneaker that the shooter picked up before he got into the car.

  41. 93 Nena20409
    January 7, 2015 at 1:17 pm

  42. 94 Nena20409
    January 7, 2015 at 1:18 pm

  43. 95 JER
    January 7, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    ✈ LIVE NOW ✈ Awaiting President Obama’s departure for Detroit – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  44. January 7, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    I am tired of a world that continues to shocked at SELECTIVE incidents of violence…20 CHILDREN MASSACRED IN A CLASSROOM..Police Terror…a MAN CHOKED TO DEATH….AN UNARMED BOY SHOT TO DEATH 6 TIMES….then allowed to lie in the street for hours as his life blood drains for his body These are Acts of TERROR on American soil…but they are not classified as such…

    Yet the airways… radio and TV …the newspapers…….etc….can spew hatred all day and night and not be held accountable for their impact on our psyche of our society at large….

    and NOW we have a Klansman in the Congress…not that there are not other Klansman in high places….

    What are we going to do about this…what can we do…

    I hope that the Secret Service is about the job of protecting our President….i pray every day….for his safety…

    Pressinggggggggg ON….despite it all…because there is nothing else i can do

  45. 98 Nena20409
    January 7, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Hmm? GiGi 😉 where did the bromance with Rand Paul Go? 😆 🙄 😆

  46. 100 MightyPamela
    January 7, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    ttp://www.nwcn.com/story/news/local/2015/01/05/rain-flooding-landslides-monday/21280539/

  47. 101 Linda
    January 7, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    A staffer for satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo said that masked attackers threatened her to gain access to its offices as they launched their attack Wednesday and claimed to belong to Al-Qaeda.

    Corinne Rey, known as Coco, told French publication L’Humanite that she was “brutally threatened” by two armed men at the door of the newspaper’s offices after picking her daughter up from daycare.

    “They wanted to enter, go up. I typed the code,” she said, as quoted by The Guardian. “They shot Wolinski, Cabu … it lasted five minutes … I had taken refuge under a desk.”

    Rey was referring to two of the newspaper’s prominent cartoonists, who were among the 12 people killed in the attack.

    “They spoke French perfectly … claiming to be Al-Qaida,” she said of the assailants, as quoted by the Guardian.

    Other French media reported that the assailants told an eyewitness to “tell the media that we are from Al-Qaida in the Yemen,” according to The Guardian.

    Fox Spews reported that Kelly Ayotte told them PBO wants to release 30 Gitmo detainees to Yemen.

    Why is she lying ?

    • 102 Vicki
      January 7, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      This is a RW talking point. “Guantanamo detainee releases make us all unsafe.”
      A LIE, of course.

      Invading other countries to steal their natural resources is what has made us unsafe.

      PBO may very well be planning to release 30 detainess to their homes in Yemen. What that has to do with Paris today? ZERO!!!!

  48. 103 JER
    January 7, 2015 at 1:44 pm

  49. 108 JER
    January 7, 2015 at 1:45 pm

  50. 110 Nena20409
    January 7, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Thus far, my Favorite Tweet today.

    • January 7, 2015 at 2:44 pm

      hebdo…is a racist…anti woman …anti gay anti religious … rag…the press calls it “satire”…i cannot read French…but the cartoons speak pretty loudly …perhaps folks should be more concerned about the impact of racist demagoguery…why are “WE” always shocked when extremists respond to extreme propaganda…..

      • 112 Nena20409
        January 7, 2015 at 4:13 pm

        I don’t agree with any form of censorship. I will defend their rights to be idiotic, wicked, evil, etc. I will speak out against them, even go as far as protesting them……But print their Vile, I will defend it wholeheartedly.

  51. 114 Linda
    January 7, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    One dead in shooting at Port Columbus, police report, but flights not disrupted

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2015/01/07/port-columbus-shooting.html

  52. January 7, 2015 at 2:03 pm

  53. 125 JER
    January 7, 2015 at 2:44 pm


    @dougmillsnyt

  54. 126 JER
    January 7, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    LIVE NOW: Standing by for President Obama to speak about the economy, jobs and saving the auto industry – Wayne, MI, outside Detroit. http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  55. 127 forus50
    January 7, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    My industry is all “atwitter” over some very good news. On FHA loans all FHA borrowers are required to pay for the FHA insurance on the loan to cover the cost of a potential default. In the past few years this insurance premium went up to a very high 1.35% of the loan amount as HUD was struggling to stay in the black due to the high number of FHA defaulted loans. This made it more expensive than other conventional products. Now that defaulted loans are on the decline with increased employment, etc. the President is going to announce tomorrow in Phoenix a reduction all the way down to .85% of the loan amount. !!

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/102318078

  56. 128 JER
    January 7, 2015 at 2:56 pm

  57. 129 Linda
    January 7, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Some NYPD officers have a ton of time on their hands now that they’ve virtually given up on arresting people, so naturally New York’s finest have resorted to everybody’s favorite work-avoidance tactic: dicking around.

    CBS New York reports that an episode of “horseplay that got out of hand” landed a Kensington officer in the hospital with a head injury on Monday morning. Though the incident was initially reported as an officer falling out of a stationary vehicle, surveillance footage shows the cop gleefully riding on the hood of a squad car driven by another officer. But when the car comes to a sudden stop, the officer flies off the hood and smacks his head on the pavement

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