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109 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. January 14, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Thank you sooooOOoooOOoooOOOooOOoooo much Nerdy!

  2. 8 Judith Fardig
    January 14, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Way to go, Almablanca! I love NW’s tweet time, too!

  3. 10 a4alice
    January 14, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    a plethora! a veritable cornucopia of information! Thank you NW! 😀

  4. 15 arapaho415
    January 14, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    Wow, great array of informative tweets, NW.

    You run circles around MSM, who apparently are only capable of parroting GOP/Comcast/Kochs propaganda (word-for-word).

    NW rocks!

    This warms my heart, since a good friend of mine graduated from NSU, which until I met him, had no idea it is a “traditionally Black University.”

    LOVE this Administration, who seems to be revving up for next week’s SOTU.

    We’ll all be exhausted just trying to keep up by then, LOL.

    And…

  5. 19 arapaho415
    January 14, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Jeez,

    Just heard on the radio that 4 people were shot at a seafood restaurant in Florida.

    How long can the GOP hide behind the NRA?

  6. 20 Nerdy Wonka
    January 14, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    • 21 jacquelineoboomer
      January 14, 2015 at 8:38 pm

      I didn’t see this, but I did work for the federal government. Your sick or vacation leave has to be accrued by hours, each payday, and there’s an annual limit above which you must “use or lose” accrued hours. I’m guessing this means that if you have six weeks of leave “on the books,” you can use it as a matter of course? I’m confused and will check, not that I’m planning on personally needing maternity leave any time soon, you understand. #PraiseJesus 🙂

      • 22 vcprezofan2
        January 14, 2015 at 8:49 pm

        ‘not that I’m planning on personally needing maternity leave any time soon, you understand.’

        Teeheehee! You sure? *chuckle* *chuckle*

      • 23 MightyPamela
        January 14, 2015 at 9:47 pm

        And A-men!! ❤

      • 24 arapaho415
        January 14, 2015 at 10:50 pm

        The disconnect (as always) is what PBO has the authority to do without Congress versus what Congress can obstruct.

        From the article (he’ll = PBO):
        “As part of the initiative, he’ll ask Congress to pass the Healthy Families Act, which would allow workers to accrue up to seven days of sick leave.

        He’ll sign a memorandum directing agencies to grant federal employees six weeks of paid sick leave leave for new children or to care for ill family members. He’ll also propose legislation giving federal workers six weeks of administrative leave for new children.”

        • 25 jacquelineoboomer
          January 14, 2015 at 10:51 pm

          There ya go. It was the “administrative leave” part that I hadn’t looked into … that means the federal agency absorbs the leave costs.

          That’s a BFD.

          Thanks so much.

          • 26 arapaho415
            January 14, 2015 at 10:57 pm

            It is just me, or is anyone else’s head spinning with how much *everyone* in PBO’s administration is doing right now?

            One thing Congress can’t accuse PBO of now, and that’s being “lazy” (aka GOP dog-whistle to racists).

            Tomorrow PBO goes to Baltimore for a Senate Dem meeting, then greets David Cameron for dinner.

    • January 14, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      I’m really getting FIRED UP for the #SOTU….I can’t wait!! 🙂

  7. 28 arapaho415
    January 14, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    It really does sound like the GOP propaganda machine is just now waking up to what the Obama Administration is doing.

    Valerie Jarrett flies under the radar, but I really think she’s the primary engine on the behind-the-scenes process that is firing on all cylinders now.

  8. 29 Dudette
    January 14, 2015 at 8:15 pm

  9. 30 desertflower
    January 14, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2015/01/14/women-and-leadership/

    Only 16% of Republicans say it matters to them if they see a woman as POTUS. That’s all that needs to be said about that. Like I keep saying…they just aren’t that into you (unless you happen to be an old, rich, connected white guy)

  10. 31 jacquelineoboomer
    January 14, 2015 at 8:30 pm

  11. 32 amk for obama
    January 14, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    furst….

  12. 43 amk for obama
    January 14, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    americans trust PBO more than the treasonists? guess that’s why they gave these thugs back their ‘gavels’? #unreal.

    • 44 jacquelineoboomer
      January 14, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      I’d vote for #surreal.

    • January 14, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      This poll would not have seen the time of day in the months leading up to the midterms…the pollsters and their media friends made sure to bury all good news, massage the polling data, and report all kinds of negative news to influence the midterms. Now the midterms are over, all the good news about PBO are coming out because the pollsters, GOP and their friends in the media feel relatively safe announcing them….

      The American public really needs to wake up and become aware of how the media manipulates them against their best interests….

      • 46 japa21
        January 14, 2015 at 8:45 pm

        • 47 hopefruit2
          January 14, 2015 at 9:17 pm

          Eggzacklee…

        • 48 99ts
          January 14, 2015 at 10:23 pm

          And they start reporting on the s..t that the GOP are doing in congress – the media reported none of this before the elections when it was well known exactly what was going to happen. This will be a horrific 2 years for anyone that is not a white male employed person.

      • 49 vcprezofan2
        January 14, 2015 at 9:04 pm

        ‘…media friends…. massage the polling data’

        Indeed! It’s so obvious. To us anyways.

      • January 14, 2015 at 9:35 pm

        And it idid not help that the President’s Party ran away from him and his accomplishments…in fact they have done this the whole time he has bieen in office…

      • 51 Obama Grandmama
        January 14, 2015 at 9:48 pm

        Yah! I figure they need to put out some positive news about PBO so they can appear to be legitimately reporting th news even though they skew it to be negative when it counts most before elections.

  13. 52 amk for obama
    January 14, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    The House of Representatives has voted to pass a bill that would effectively roll back President Obama’s recent immigration initiatives.

    The bill still needs to go to the Senate for approval and the White House has said the president will veto it.

    Mr Obama announced in November that he would use his executive authorities to enact sweeping immigration changes.

    Republicans in the House say that the president’s actions overreach his authority and are unconstitutional.

    It is the Republican’s latest attempt to challenge the White House, after taking control of both chambers of Congress in November.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30819506

    you get what you voted/nonvoted for.

  14. 54 japa21
    January 14, 2015 at 8:48 pm

  15. 55 jacquelineoboomer
    January 14, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Who’s Boehner’s new token Stepford colleague in the black and white possibly houndstooth suit from the ’80s standing behind him in the one image? Please don’t bother answering; I’m not really interested. It just FROSTS me how they “use” RWNJ women this way, as though they care that they got elected to “serve” with them.

    End of rant.

    • 56 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      January 14, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      THOSE ARE NEW HOUNDSTOOTH BARTENDER UNIFORMS RUSTY HAS INTRODUCED IN THE BREAKROOM!…IT’S NOT JUST COFFEE AND DONUTS ANYMORE!

      • 57 jacquelineoboomer
        January 14, 2015 at 9:11 pm

        Oh, so, this IS still “your grandfather’s” Republican party! Joe Biden was wrong, then. 🙂

    • 58 theo67
      January 15, 2015 at 1:22 am

      I had exactly the same thought, Jacq – same Stepford stance at the back. Wonder if they’ll let this one speak occasionally…

  16. January 14, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Evening all.

    As usual, excellent work, Nerdy.

    If the missus doesn’t return home soon, I may start being found in a fetal position. I love her dad, but Christ, it’ll be 3 months by the time she’s putatively scheduled to come back.

    • 61 amk for obama
      January 14, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      #marriedbachelor.

      • January 14, 2015 at 8:57 pm

        You know, 2 weeks were fine. A month was even okay. but when you live with someone for 15 years, 3 months apart is a bitch. No one told me this when I signed up.

        • 63 amk for obama
          January 14, 2015 at 8:58 pm

          #baby. story of my life.

        • 64 desertflower
          January 14, 2015 at 9:11 pm

          You will be fine, I promise. It’s not fun, not optimum, but you can do this:) The first year of my marriage, my husband was overseas on a deployment. I worked my fool head off to save $$ and keep my mind off the fact that he was gone so long. Skype is your friend. ( I didn’t have anything more than snail mail…you can do this)

          You asked the other day where my husband just went to…OHIO…but he’s from there, so he thinks is great.

  17. 71 amk for obama
    January 14, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Regular naps are ‘key to learning’

    http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30776745

    I am off to lurn.

  18. January 14, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    INDEED…

    • 76 theo67
      January 15, 2015 at 1:34 am

      They spent the entire Great Recession saying “NO” to any recovery plans. Now they want to claim credit?! Absurd.

  19. 77 jackiegrumbacher
    January 14, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Nerdy, you have no idea how much I look forward to your “Tweets or Two.” I feel as if I go to bed smarter because of them and wake up knowing more about the world. You are a one person educational/information/news service and we are all richer for it.

  20. January 14, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Good Evening TODVille!

  21. 80 laraofzhivago
    January 14, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Here we go again…

  22. 87 laraofzhivago
    January 14, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Liam Nelson is a brave man.

  23. 88 99ts
    January 14, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Far as the GOP is concerned SCOTUS got it right – there is no need for a voting rights act. Every GOP state is working towards stopping minorities from voting

  24. January 14, 2015 at 10:29 pm

  25. January 14, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Hi everyone, much to ponder and absorb in the phenomenal selections of tweets. Much appreciation, NW! Will read and catch up if I can, before this day ends. Sweet dreams all around. I guess it’s just much harder taking Christmas down than it is putting it Up! Not as fun, and all the bright red, gold and silver goes away and leaves us with ordinary! Ah, me. ❤

  26. 94 vcprezofan2
    January 14, 2015 at 10:32 pm

  27. 95 arapaho415
    January 14, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    PBO, getting it done, despite GOP obstruction, which fuels more GOP obstruction…

  28. 97 vcprezofan2
    January 14, 2015 at 10:55 pm

  29. January 14, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    At the rate they’re currently traveling, @GOP Congress will be fortunate to have an approval rating greater than 1% by Nov 2016 ….

  30. 99 yardarm756
    January 14, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    SMH!

  31. 100 vcprezofan2
    January 14, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    I actually have to go in to work tomorrow so I think I’d better try to fall asleep. G’Night, folks.

  32. 102 jacquelineoboomer
    January 14, 2015 at 11:20 pm

  33. January 14, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    Coming to a theater near you.

    • 104 COS
      January 15, 2015 at 1:24 am

      Republicans are dishonest and greedy. They have manipulated the voting system in their favor. Why would they need a “leg up”? They have advantages with all of the Koch money, but they still need a “leg up”. I can’t stand this wiesel.

  34. January 15, 2015 at 12:23 am

    #WhatCeasefire

    good night TOD …

  35. 106 jacquelineoboomer
    January 15, 2015 at 12:32 am

    Goodnight, TODville!

  36. 109 4morefor44
    January 15, 2015 at 7:05 am

    guess i’m an outlier on this one, but i wish they wouldn’t allow rock climbing on “el capitan” in yosemite. climbers drill into the rock to put in anchors as they go up, and the more and more people that climb it over the years, the more it gets defaced. so many places to climb, so i don’t see any need to have people defacing one of america’s natural monuments.


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