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A Tweet Or Two

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@brandon_weigel: And here’s the Charmington’s staff taking a picture with President Obama.

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Barack Obama

President Barack Obama signs a presidential memorandum on paid leave in the Oval Office. The presidential memorandum is to direct federal agencies to advance six weeks of paid sick leave that federal workers could use as paid family leave

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U.S. President Barack Obama talks about legislation to offer paid sick leave for Americans while at Charmington's Cafe in Baltimore

President Barack Obama talks about legislation to offer paid sick leave for Americans while at Charmington’s Cafe in Baltimore, Maryland

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142 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. 1 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    January 15, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    GOOD EVENING, TOD!

  2. 8 arapaho415
    January 15, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Once again, great roundup of tweets, NW.

    Amazing that you capture what’s going on every day, when so much *is* happening.

  3. 11 Nerdy Wonka
    January 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Mac users, I have a question. I don’t what the heck I did, but my mini menu bar has disappeared and I need it back.

    Where it says, Apple, Yahoo, Google Maps, etc., in the picture, has disappeared. How do I get those short cuts back?

    Thanks.

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  4. 28 99ts
    January 15, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    GE all – seems the more things change – the more they stay the same – this reminded me of Ferguson

    “MLK arrested for “loitering,” Montgomery, Alabama, 1958″

    Another million thanks Nerdy for the tweet selection. The black roles that are considered worthy by the Oscar folks sure cements in the “nothing changes” meme.

  5. 30 japa21
    January 15, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    • January 16, 2015 at 3:09 am

      Not all of them are racists, but some of them are. And like you said it does not seem to bother them that their base and office holders are first class racists. I always say that not all Republicans are racists, just 99.9% of them.

  6. January 15, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    • 33 Anna
      January 15, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      Mr. President, is that a hint of a smirk on your face?………I hope, I hope, I hope, you are so cool, take that republicans.

  7. January 15, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooove you Nerdy, thank you Legend!!!!

  8. January 15, 2015 at 8:22 pm

  9. January 15, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Ok, the young Malian man who saved shoppers at the kosher supermarket looks like a young… Didier Drogba. #ChelseaRules

  10. January 15, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    This was kinda my thought, too:

    • 42 Jewelz
      January 15, 2015 at 8:48 pm

      He was too busy focusing on the Ready for Hillary campaign to care much about expanding or retaining the democratic seat in the Senate.

  11. January 15, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    OPEN UP THE DOOR, I”LL GET MY MYSELF

  12. 44 JER
    January 15, 2015 at 8:40 pm

  13. January 15, 2015 at 8:48 pm

  14. 58 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    January 15, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Nerdy, as always, AN OUTSTANDING round-up of tweets. I claimed first, then got immersed in reading links! Thanks for keeping the old girl informed and on her toes…

  15. January 15, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    As I think of this latest right wing ugly attack on the Obamas were Mike Huckabee was questioning their parenting, Elizabeth Lauten and her article. I find myself admiring the First Lady more and more. Because if it was me, you can talk about the President, he’s grown, he choose to run for this job, you can even talk about me, I can take it, but leave my kids alone. Leave them alone. I know FLOTUS can’t say anything, she has to hold her peace, but sometimes it can’t be easy.

  16. 61 Dudette
    January 15, 2015 at 8:56 pm

  17. January 15, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Ok folks, about to go home. About to enjoy a fine cocktail, the loyalty of a good dog, and the side-eyes of several cats. If’n I don’t come back tonight, see you all on the morrow.

  18. January 15, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Not counter-intuitive at all…in fact, she’s right up his alley…And this should give ANY progressive/liberal/Dem serious pause about an HRC Presidency.

  19. 75 desertflower
    January 15, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    The best way to counteract that Hollywood Oscar snub of Selma? Go see it in droves…make it a HUGE money maker. They understand that.

    • 76 jackiegrumbacher
      January 15, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      Exactly, Df. That was the point I made earlier. Everyone who made the film and everyone in it will be hot property in Hollywood if it makes a lot of money both in theaters and on dvd. The movie did not cost much to make, so it should make a very big profit. Encourage everyone you know to go see it often.

    • 77 GGail
      January 15, 2015 at 11:22 pm

      I’m going to see it on Monday

  20. 78 Nerdy Wonka
    January 15, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    LOVE. HIM.

  21. 81 Anna
    January 15, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    NW, once again great posting of tweets. Is it really true, I just read somewhere else that Joni Ernst was the token republican rebuttal to SOU? Uh, oh, if so this should be good, for the comedians.

    • 82 desertflower
      January 15, 2015 at 9:21 pm

      Maybe she’ll castrate some unsuspecting Iowa farmer on live tv…you know, one that’s dependent on the govt for SUBSIDIES!! Wake up, people!! They’re just not that into you!!

    • 84 arapaho415
      January 15, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      GE Anna,

      Vicki and others observed that this is a way for the GOP men to throw women under the bus of #POTUSunplugged.

  22. January 15, 2015 at 9:22 pm

  23. 86 amk for obama
    January 15, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    so you dumped 1500 bucks on google glass, the much touted “wearable tech”?

    well, google just dumped you.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30831128

  24. January 15, 2015 at 9:31 pm

  25. January 15, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    I see that NBC has an evening story on the twitter storm @OscarsSoWhite. So we’re having an impact.

  26. 97 amk for obama
    January 15, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    well, I am off to do this with the kids. ciao.

  27. 99 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    January 15, 2015 at 10:34 pm

  28. 100 GGail
    January 15, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Hello TOD! I’m coming to you from my new iPhone 😄

  29. 103 jacquelineoboomer
    January 15, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    On the home front, today:

    Great grandson to Mommy: What’s 5?
    Mommy: Five.
    Kid: No like when you go to the bathroom. Like pee.
    Mommy: That would be No. 1. There is no 5.
    Me: Five would be like “alert the neighbors”!

    The end.

  30. January 15, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    Hey Alycee, thanks for the heads up about the West Wing reunion. Found a couple great tweets.

  31. 106 Dudette
    January 16, 2015 at 12:15 am

  32. 107 Dudette
    January 16, 2015 at 12:17 am

  33. 109 jacquelineoboomer
    January 16, 2015 at 12:19 am

    If of interest … the Pope makes some strong statements in the Philippines (ahh, Jesuits) … and so very much reminds me of President Obama and his upcoming SOTU!

    “The first part of Friday morning’s official welcome ceremony at Malacanan required the Pope to sign the so-called “Golden Book.” This is what he wrote, in English: “On the President and people of this beloved land of the Philippines, I ask Almighty God’s abundant blessings of wisdom, discernment, prosperity and peace” … That’s something new. Not the fact of signing the visitor’s book or invoking blessings of prosperity and peace. It’s that word “discernment,” a very Jesuit word, most often associated with Ignatian spirituality, the simplest meaning of which is “the ability to decide between truth and error, between right and wrong” … It’s the word that set the tone for the Pope’s first public speech here in the Philippines, a speech addressed precisely to those who make the decisions: government leaders, authorities, diplomats, and the President himself.”

    • 110 Dudette
      January 16, 2015 at 12:23 am

      I really, really like this Pope!

    • 114 MightyPamela
      January 16, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      Discernment is a concept often and dynamically used in metaphysical studies, as it invokes a sense of our Higher Intelligence and activates a level of conscious, Soul Awareness. God works through human beings, as we answer to ourselves, and ultimately to God. Discernment is about taking responsibility for all our actions, our speech, even our thoughts. As we consistently witness President Obama actively doing. I am very pleased Pope Francis is finally lifting the shroud of darkness which has befallen the RCC doctrines, and setting people free of the yoke. Jesus Christ was so much more than the RCC and other Christian religions have attempted to confine him into being. And they have all made too much money over the millenia, selling his name and enslaving people with their twisted beliefs.

  34. 116 Dudette
    January 16, 2015 at 12:36 am

    Is it me or did his experience in Ferguson slap some of the smug out of Chris Hayes? Ever since then, he’s a tad more tolerable.

  35. 120 Dudette
    January 16, 2015 at 12:44 am

  36. 121 Dudette
    January 16, 2015 at 12:52 am

  37. 122 Dudette
    January 16, 2015 at 12:55 am

  38. 125 Dudette
    January 16, 2015 at 1:11 am

  39. 126 Dudette
    January 16, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Gotta say these Kelly Twins are pretty darn awesome! 🙂

  40. 127 Dudette
    January 16, 2015 at 1:17 am

  41. 128 Dudette
    January 16, 2015 at 1:26 am

  42. 129 Dudette
    January 16, 2015 at 1:27 am

  43. January 16, 2015 at 1:46 am

  44. 133 jacquelineoboomer
    January 16, 2015 at 1:50 am

    Sometimes I feel I’m not so ready for globalization – Ha. Just had to block some weird guy from apparently Germany who followed me (couldn’t tell if he was for real or not, and saw something a little anti-everything in his R/Ts). But then this person – apparently from Prague – lifted my spirits! This tweet’s been passed around since Nov. 12, and finally surfaced in my TL, just in time to lift my spirits! Love it when that happens. And with this, I shall bid you all adieu.

    • 134 MightyPamela
      January 16, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      JO’B, I think it is a powerful albeit confusing time for many here on Earth. There is information abounding which many have never been exposed to, and the human awakening is powerful, at the same time overwhelming for many. Old habits of thought are difficult to break, even once they are recognized, by each of us, even within ourselves.

  45. 136 Dudette
    January 16, 2015 at 1:51 am

    FLOTUS Favorite, Ledisi, knocked it out of the park in her scene as Mahalia Jackson in Selma

  46. 137 Dudette
    January 16, 2015 at 2:22 am

  47. 138 Dudette
    January 16, 2015 at 2:23 am

    Well I’ve posted myself into a sleep-fogged stupor (and WordPress moderation), so I’ll take that as a sign.

    Goodnight Everyone!

  48. January 16, 2015 at 3:04 am

    Who saw Lawrence O’Donnell rewrite last night? It was about Rep. Steve Scalise when he was in office in Louisiana, the legislation was going to apologize for slavery. But Scalise said was not in favor of it, he said why should he apologize for something he didn’t do?.He was all set to block what they wanted to do, when David Vitter come up with removing the word apology and replacing it with regret. Now I fine myself wondering Scalise don’t think what black people went through with slavery was worth an apology, sounds just like something you would expect to hear from David Duke and the KKK.


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