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Jan
15

A Tweet Or Two

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136 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. 1 ourmanflint
    January 23, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Hi Everyone

  2. January 23, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    A blisteringly brilliant collection Nerdy, humongous thanks!!!!!

  3. 14 Nerdy Wonka
    January 23, 2015 at 6:15 pm

  4. 15 Nerdy Wonka
    January 23, 2015 at 6:16 pm

  5. 23 idon
    January 23, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Werk it Nerdy 🙂 amazing tweets

  6. 25 arapaho415
    January 23, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Wow, far-ranging and eye-opening tweets, NW.

    Honored to be among those here (bowing deeply, because females stop curtseying when they stop believing in Santa Claus).

    I hope the teacher showing how to properly wear and remove socks goes viral. He’s so good-humored about a dangerous policy (any one who lived through the 1980s AIDS epidemic will tell you that STDs are not to be taken lightly) in his state — you can tell he cares and wants to make an important difference in young people’s lives.

    Also needing to go viral and reported by all print, broadcast and internet sites is the jaw-dropping tweet about Jon Karl. It’s one thing for the media to be in lockstep with GOP/Comcast/Kochs, but they are just flaunting the fact that they are paid for by the treasonous and greedy 1%. And Karl truly is the person that the expression “dumb as a stump” was created for.

    The measles tweet from @eric8199 is important too. Heard a doctor talk about how highly contagious measles is on the radio today (one that’s been mentioned here, but can’t remember his name). He said if an infected person walks into a room with 100 unvaccinated people, 90 of them will get measles.

    Off to read the other articles.

    Thanks NW, for keeping TODville so informed on so many important topics!

  7. 27 Vicki
    January 23, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Off topic but 2 nuggets from overseas that got my attention are

    First—It looks like Syrizia, the left wing party in Greece led by a very charismatic young leader—Alexis Tsipris, is Way ahead in the election happening this weekend. Tsipris is anti-austerity and promises to revolutionize the gasping Greek economy. 25% unemployment–Yikes.

    Also of interest is how the rw in Iran is so much like ours.
    SOS Kerry and FM Sharif have been spending a great deal of time together including a stroll around Paris yesterday. The stroll seems to have made the Iranian RW come entirely unglued. Sort of a tansuit bit of dumbness. hahahahaha

  8. 29 4morefor44
    January 23, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    i see republicans are settling on a taking point about the green-lipped woman bathing in cereal or whatever. rob lowe included. i wish i tweeted, since i would sending this info to all of them:

    what’s their point? the president also does interviews with proven adulterer bill o’loofah who does this:
    http://gawker.com/5380802/happy-bill-oreilly-loofah-day

  9. January 23, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    “Peshmerga Forces Take Control of Kiske Junction, Cutting ISIS Northern Supply Routes Between Mosul, Tal Afar and Sinjar
    FRI, 23 JAN 2015 23:26 | KRG.org

    At 1030hrs on 23 January 2015, Peshmerga forces resumed their advances South West of Mosul Dam to reclaim areas under Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) control.

    As of 1100hrs took control of the villages of Qadesiya and Shndokha.

    By 1330hrs Peshmerga forces had successfully cleared and controlled the strategic junction at Kiske on Highway 47, which connects Mosul to Tal Afar, Sinjar and the Syrian border. This victory will put significant pressure on ISIS in Mosul, isolating the area and making it difficult for the group to send supplies and reinforcements.

    International Coalition air strikes provided close support to the Peshmerga.

  10. January 23, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Fuckers gonna fuck.

  11. January 23, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Fun fact: The Supremes were originally known as The Primettes

  12. January 23, 2015 at 7:21 pm

  13. January 23, 2015 at 7:25 pm

  14. 44 Nerdy Wonka
    January 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Heads Up Bob and Donna. Looks like you’re both following this person. Might want to hit the unfollow button. 🙂

  15. January 23, 2015 at 7:40 pm

  16. 51 Nerdy Wonka
    January 23, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Sometimes these white liberals really show you their ugly faces.

    Both lives are valuable. Both horrific deaths deserve national attention; and for Kristof to suggest that one is more deserving than the other is sick.

  17. January 23, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Urge wide dissemination ….

    • 53 Nerdy Wonka
      January 23, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      Thanks so much for this, Bob.

      I’ve always been familiar with the real Chris Kyle and was appalled at the way American Sniper whitewashed him. He’s portrayed as this America saving hero, where what he was, was a mean human being. I’m being kind here.

      The man boasted about killing hundreds of Iraqis, bragged about killing people in Louisiana, said if he could kill some more, he would, called Iraqis savages, lied about so many events (made-up by the way) in his life and this is who we’re supposed to crown ‘hero?’

      When I found out it was Clint Eastward who directed/produced the movie, it pretty much said all everyone needed to know.

      • January 23, 2015 at 8:51 pm

        Same here. Count on the extremists to make him their hero of the moment, convenient tool to wave their perverted flag of “freedom.”

    • 55 Vicki
      January 23, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      I, too, was upset by this article and by the ugly propaganda this film is promoting.
      Glorifying killers, bullies Yuck

    • 56 amk for obama
      January 23, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      I posted about this coupla days back.

      http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-30923038

    • January 23, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      As far as I am concern I don’t want to see anything Clint Eastwood makes. He is not worth it.

  18. January 23, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Obviously, we have a long way to go ….

  19. January 23, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Truth

  20. January 23, 2015 at 7:53 pm

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  22. January 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    • 69 arapaho415
      January 23, 2015 at 8:57 pm

      I’ll probably get pushback from TOD about this, but IMHO celeb men having sex with underage girls is an understandable and forgivable offense if no coercion and drugging is involved.

      But Woody Allen having sex with his adopted daughter??? This is beyond the pale. I’m adopted, and I went through a lot of trauma just hearing about what happened (and I ignore most celeb scandals). Sounded like such a traumatic experience, akin to priests doing the same with children who completely trusted them.

      My mind is still boggled that Roman Polanski is spat upon and reviled, but hey, good old Woody is just fine.

      No offense to anyone here, just my personal opinion.

      • January 23, 2015 at 9:36 pm

        Powerful men have an inordinate and powerful influence over young girls and women, so I’m going to disagree with you on this. It’s always about the power imbalance and how younger women are harassed or abused and manipulated by men who use their influence to overpower them.

      • 71 Nerdy Wonka
        January 23, 2015 at 9:40 pm

        Nope. Going to disagree with you.

        Robe Lowe was caught on tape having sex with a 16 year old child. He was a grown man. She was a child. There is automatically an imbalance of power. He took the community service route so he could avoid jail time because there was apparently a model in the room that he and his friend fooled around with and she might have been underage too.

        Just because one is a celebrity, doesn’t mean caveats should be put in place to excuse despicable behavior. Especially when said celebrity then turns around and wants to use his own flawed moral compass to mock and judge another person.

        • January 23, 2015 at 11:20 pm

          I had not heard about Rob Lowe. So disappointed! First I lose favorite Bill Cosby and now Rob Lowe. I sure have a bad sense for choosing who I like. No hint of bad character to me.

  23. 73 amk for obama
    January 23, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    League Two Cambridge hold Manchester United
    75 places between the sides in football pyramid
    Van Gaal’s side unable to find way past Dunn
    Cambridge in fourth round for first time in 15 years

    #MunificentUnited

  24. 83 jacquelineoboomer
    January 23, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Okay. After I finally decided to ask about “@null,” I found out others of you were seeing it, too, when we tried to R/T from TOD. Now I need to ask another question. Once in a while, when I refresh the page here on the blog (only here), words disappear. I see avi’s and screenames but no date/time, and I see tweets with only partial words. Eventually, I get back to normal – either by closing out the blog and starting over or some magical wind blows by … you get the picture.

    So, is anyone else having this occur at TOD only? Or has @null begun to steal OUR BRAINS?

    Ha. Other than this, all seems perfectly normal. #RSVP

    • 84 desertflower
      January 23, 2015 at 8:37 pm

      Happens to me and I don’t Tweet…but sometimes their are only avatars with no names showing…and bits and pieces of comments…I just close out that one and log in again. Weird.

      • 85 jacquelineoboomer
        January 23, 2015 at 9:36 pm

        Thank you so much! Was afraid I had picked up a virus or something. I don’t mind just logging back in … I’d jump over rocks to get here – Ha!

    • 87 arapaho415
      January 23, 2015 at 9:03 pm

      If you’re using Internet Explorer, it doesn’t seem to like TOD.

      I use IE10 now, which works most of the time, but sometimes my screen starts flashing like a strobe light, so I know it’s time to reboot and then all is fine.

      On my old XP computer, IE couldn’t handle TOD at.all, so I used Google Chrome, which worked OK, but it didn’t much like TOD either. 😦

      • 88 jacquelineoboomer
        January 23, 2015 at 9:37 pm

        I use Google Chrome, which always worked perfectly fine until this little issue … but as long as it’s not just me, I’m good. I just wanted to know there was at least one other person who was keeping my misery company, and there was! Thanks.

  25. January 23, 2015 at 8:20 pm

  26. January 23, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    • 91 desertflower
      January 23, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      She’s a petty, vindictive has been. Always has to try and get her ignorant, hateful ass noticed. Wonder what she’s do if someone did that for one of HER family? She looks like she’s at a damn frat party. Still want to see her in the grocery one day….

      • 92 carolyn
        January 23, 2015 at 8:46 pm

        I don’t know what Michael Moore did to elicit this response, but she is always classless and mean girl in her reactions.

      • January 23, 2015 at 9:30 pm

        Disgusting desperation to always be in the news. I don’t care for Michael Moore whatsoever but there she goes again with the crosshairs. She’s defying people of common sense and good will. UGH UGH UGH

    • 95 arapaho415
      January 23, 2015 at 9:08 pm

      Someone tap John McCain on the shoulder and remind him she could be VP now.

      I shuddered at the thought of R-Money winning in 2012, but I was terrified during the depths of the financial meltdown at the thought of McCain and Palin at the helm.

      @BarackObama is proof there IS a God.

  27. 98 amk for obama
    January 23, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    LL, stewie has been warned.

  28. 99 amk for obama
    January 23, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    27th wedding anniv today. 😎 😎 😎

  29. January 23, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    “21 January 2015

    The UK must reinforce our influence in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq or we risk it turning to powers who may not share our values, says the Foreign Affairs Committee in its report, published today, which scrutinises UK diplomatic efforts in the region.

    Chairman of the Committee, Rt Hon Sir Richard Ottaway MP, says

    “The Kurdistan Region of Iraq is a genuine, if developing, democracy. It is also a haven of tolerance and stability in a critically unstable region where those values are needed more than ever. It has huge strategic value to us as a bridge to other regional powers, is a key bulwark against ISIL, and has significant oil and gas potential. But it is also vulnerable after the terrible events of the last year and needs the support of its friends.

    “We need to build our influence there, by sending more people to give advice on governance and trade. We also need advice from the Kurdistan Region’s experts on issues like counter-terrorism and on the situation on the ground in Iraq and Syria. Quite simply we need more diplomats working out of a proper office in Erbil instead of hotel rooms. And this is not easily achieved as the FCO has suffered from cuts to its meagre budget at a time when more expertise and high-level co-operation is desperately needed.””

    http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/foreign-affairs-committee/news/report-kurdistan-region/

    “The Kurds have demonstrated that they are secular, moderate and pluralistic. Sectarianism does not drive the Kurdish internal politics and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has consistently avoided being drawn into any sectarian agenda in its external relations. The KRG has friendly relations with moderate entities and people of all religious backgrounds. The Kurds in general cannot afford to be otherwise, because of structural imperatives of the inclusive and ascending Kurdish nationalism, being pro-western and pro-American is a plus.

    The secular Kurdistan region’s army, the Peshmerga, is among the few reliable partners in the fight against IS and religious extremists in the Middle East. Peshmerga forces have not retaliated in kind to IS’s barbarism and its criminal acts conducted mainly against the Kurds. Being able to take such moral high grounds in the battle against IS strengthens the position of the coalition formed to fight IS and the democratic and secular Kurdistan is promoting the values the West is fighting to safeguard.

    A strong Kurdistan Region can serve as the bulwark of the civilized world against the medieval practices of IS. However, the realities of more than 1000 km of frontline against IS dictate that Kurdistan needs more recognition and the Peshmerga forces require more international moral and material support. A win for the Peshmerga is a victory for the civilized world.”

    http://basnews.com/en/opinion/2015/01/23/why-support-the-kurdish-peshmerga/

  30. January 23, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    “ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s relationship with Afghanistan is improving and moving in the right direction, speakers said at the Ideas Conclave organised by Jinnah Institute on Wednesday.

    Jinnah Institute President Sherry Rehman emphasised that Pakistan had undergone transformative shifts in its security policy and moved away from the notion of strategic depth, backed by multiparty political consensus to make peace with its neighbours.

    “Kabul is the most important capital for Pakistan,” she noted, in a session titled ‘Navigating Change in South Asia’. Rehman said that strategic empathy was needed from New Delhi as Pakistan had fought a difficult war at home.”

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/825986/security-policy-pakistan-undergoing-transformative-change/

    Sherry Rehman is a former Ambassador to the US from Pakistan

  31. 135 jackiegrumbacher
    January 23, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    It’s true that approval ratings don’t translate into votes, as we learned in November, but this news about Pat Toomey warmed my heart. He barely squeaked by in 2010 in a big year for Republicans and now he will run in a presidential year with his approvals deep in the cellar. I do love it.
    http://keystonepolitics.com/2015/01/ppp-toomey-approval-rating-28/


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