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A Tweet Or Two

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45 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. January 8, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Stuuuuuuuuupendous Nerdy, another perfect summing up of the day – thank you.

  2. 9 yardarm756
    January 8, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Has df put up her daily diary yet?

  3. 14 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    January 8, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Good evening, TOD! Nerdy, as always, THANK YOU for the roundup!

    Was home all day, can you believe that I missed the President’s event — was napping…

    Read DF’s part 1; looking forward to part 2. Will view the speech when I’m sure I can stay awake for the whole thing…

    Eight days into the new year and already 7 deaths of folks I personally know (including my former step-father-in-law); additional national and international folks that I’m loosely acquainted with. Circle of life; circle of life; circle of life.

  4. 16 jacquelineoboomer
    January 8, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Jeb Bush met with Bill O’Reilly and an angel just got sick to her stomach all over a cloud.

    Amen.

  5. 17 Nerdy Wonka
    January 8, 2015 at 11:47 pm

  6. 18 JER
    January 8, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on whether or not he will run for president in 2016

    • 19 idon
      January 9, 2015 at 12:42 am

      I’m sorry. My reaction is WTF?

      • 20 jacquelineoboomer
        January 9, 2015 at 1:02 am

        Wow. Just watched that. I’m very surprised with how he couched his response. Me no likey.

        • 21 idon
          January 9, 2015 at 1:15 am

          I’m going to tweet David Axelrod and O’Malley and ask WTF. Didn’t President Obama campaign for him in 2010? He needs to explain himself because I’m just about through with him.

          • 22 jacquelineoboomer
            January 9, 2015 at 1:18 am

            I’m thinking the barometric pressure in Chicago got to him. What a dumb-ass way to put his reasoning for a presidential run! He’s always seemed like a true Obama supporter. I’ll give him a second chance, but that was an off-the-cuff comment, I hope, that failed big time.

            • 23 idon
              January 9, 2015 at 1:25 am

              I tweeted him and Axelrod but I wasn’t so diplomatic. I just RT’d your tweet because it’s much nicer than mine 🙂 Check out his wiki page. He’s had some challenges.

              • 24 jacquelineoboomer
                January 9, 2015 at 1:47 am

                Thanks. I’ll do that tomorrow, but – for now – zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz !!!

                Goodnight, y’all.

      • 25 arapaho415
        January 9, 2015 at 1:33 am

        Couldn’t agree more.

        I resent emoprogs that DEMAND *whatever* NOW from President Obama, but I hope that @GovenorOMalley remembers what happened when Dems distanced themselves from the popularly elected #TwoTerm Leader of the Free World.

      • January 9, 2015 at 6:46 am

        UGH! Could he possible be referring to HRC? Otherwise, BIG mistake.

  7. 27 99ts
    January 9, 2015 at 12:00 am

    I just read part I from df – she seems to be suffering from a dose of the bestest ever day with a side serve of Presidential goodness. 🙂 🙂

    I look forward to the next episode of the series.

  8. 28 jacquelineoboomer
    January 9, 2015 at 12:14 am

    • 29 arapaho415
      January 9, 2015 at 1:39 am

      K-14, baby!

      There are so many people who cannot be cooped up inside a office, and offering this vocational/technical opportunity will mean so much to the majority of Americans who cannot afford to spend thousands of dollars a year to learn hands-on, employable skills.

  9. January 9, 2015 at 1:10 am

    DF, thank you for Part1 of your adventure today. Looking forward for Part 2 after you have rested.
    It will be a couple of days for your brain to process it all. Your gratitude and gratefulness came through every word.
    Helping out the woman that came all the way from Georgia was really nice of you.

    I am so glad that you were there and able to experience everything that you felt. I read every word and felt like I was right there with you.
    I know your sleep is sweet and your rest is needed right now.
    I can only imagine all of the wonderful thoughts that were processed in your brain today and even while you sleep.
    Yes, you were there. Yes, it was real. Yes, he is the best President we will ever experience in our lifetimes. Yes, we are grateful.

    After viewing the video of our President on AF-1 setting the pace and stage for the next two years(2nd Term, Baby!) all I can say is……
    Yes, we can. Yes, we did. Yes, we will keep on keeping on.
    Good night TOD.
    Sweet Sleep.

  10. 32 arapaho415
    January 9, 2015 at 1:46 am

    It takes awhile, but MSM does respond to social media #backlash.

  11. 33 arapaho415
    January 9, 2015 at 1:53 am

    For our Canadian (CanadaBarb, VC, Jeff Gauvin, etc.) and Irish (Chips!) TODers:

    • 34 arapaho415
      January 9, 2015 at 1:56 am

      Forgot to say that I missed out in sending my best wishes to ((( CanadaBarb ))) as she nail-bitingly waits for her medical results.

      Also didn’t realize that the @Nytimes headline summary didn’t indicate that Kevin Vickers will be Canada’s Ambassador to Ireland.

  12. January 9, 2015 at 2:13 am

    I tried to find a way to email my opinion to Martin O’Malley concerning my negative thoughts of his distancing himself from PBO, but could not find a way to contact him. I do not Tweet.

  13. 36 susanne
    January 9, 2015 at 4:45 am

    livestream of france tv

    http://t.co/hasCHjOVnC

  14. January 9, 2015 at 6:44 am

    So grateful to df for her exuberant, delightful report. Df your kindness to the lady who needed a little help — you are the best. Thankful for the front row seat you are giving us with your words. Looking forward to more!

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  16. January 9, 2015 at 7:06 am

    THIS!!

  17. 42 desertflower
    January 9, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Good Friday morning everyone. Finally feel fairly rested and back to my own reality:) To continue with the rest of desertflower’s excellent Presidential Adventure!

    I think I left off talking about how honored and touched I was to be there when he spoke about something I knew about because it touched my family so deeply. This Hardest Hit Fund money allowed us to keep our home as my husband was underemployed at the time after losing a couple of different jobs. What worked just fine when he was employed, wasn’t fine when he had a smaller paycheck. Needless to say, it was a godsend that I will be forever grateful for. We are in our same home and thankfully, been able to make our payments each month. We also benefited from HAMP even BEFORE the Hardest Hit Fund became available…so that was a godsend as well. I think that maybe I was meant to be there to hear him speak…it really did seem to me like a bookend on an awful chapter, a terrifying chapter, in my life. In the end, I guess a sense of peacefulness washed over me and I felt empowered again to move on stronger than before, with a new sense of purpose. I felt liberated from that piece of my life, and hopeful for others that want to claim that piece of the middle class and beyond, by becoming homeowners. Your own private space to call your own and the sense of pride and accomplishment that comes with it.

    I sat with my new friends after he had left the gym and all the “beaming with pride” folks made their way out of the gym. Rather like waiting on an airplane when you’re stuck in the back…no sense getting up and moving because you’re not “going” anywhere. We watched the people file out and talked among ourselves. The daughter of the woman thanked me profusely for caring for her frail mom and being attentive to her…making sure that she could share in the joy of being able to actually see the President, not just hear him. I could tell that this meant the world to her, being here listening to this brilliant AA President. She was an AA woman herself, living in the south and 85 years old. She had history. I could tell as I watched over her that this moment was nearly spiritual for her. I was comforted by that and held on to her arm, I thought at the time to balance her…but now, maybe it was a little of both.

    I gave her my email and hope that she’ll send me her photos of the President. If I get them, I will pass them along to all of you.

    I said my goodbyes and made my way out, all the excited people long gone now. I walked out into the warm air and just smiled. I raised my arms to the sky and smiled and thanked the powers that be for this opportunity. The warm air felt like a blanket, the bird’s seemed to sing sweeter, the smiles were still on lips, the mood changed from excited to serene.

    I was walking to where the bus’ were parked to take me back to my car in the church lot, a little smile and a spring in my step, and a woman walked toward me with a smile and a clipboard. She came up and asked if I had just come from the gym and had seen the President. Could I beam any more? Of course I saw the President and it was amazing!

    She told me that she was a student at ASU and worked for one of their student papers or online news…I can’t remember exactly what she said. Once again, I got to tell why being able to see him speak about housing and his plans to help others was so important to me…I explained how is policies had an actually effect on my family. It was a sign to me that I was meant to be there to tell my story.

    This was my day with the President. One I will cherish until my time here is up. If you’re reading this, know that we have to care about each and every person that we meet each day. That when we do for others and care about what happens to them, we help ourselves, too. Do right by everyone and don’t get cynical and hard..there is joy in the world and we have to live life to our best potential, each and every day….just like he does. I don’t believe that I’m the same person I was when I went in that gym, I’m better and stronger and move with a renewed sense of purpose and urgency. So much to be done for many. Yes…I actually DID get all this from that 15 minutes with President Obama yesterday! He changed a room. Now it’s my turn, our turn, to go out and change the world. One person at a time.


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