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A Tweet or Two

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120 Responses to “A Tweet or Two”


  1. 1 Nerdy Wonka
    January 26, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Hello.

    • 2 Roberta in MN
      January 26, 2015 at 8:37 pm

      Not fair, My computer did a no no on me. LOL. Congrats on 1st Nerdy and the tweets.
      OY: Can all my TOD friends send some healing thought to my Daughter In Law she is having surgery tomorrow to do a total knew replacement of another knee replacement. I am praying she will be ok. I am asking for all the prayers we can get, it’s a tricky operation for her. She also has a hairline fracture of the femur. 😦

    • January 26, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      Fuuuuuurst!!!! Helloooooooo Nerdy!

    • January 26, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      Congrats NW 🙂

      Thank you Chips for including one of my tweets in your outstanding selection of informative, in some cases truly historic, tweets!

    • 9 GGail
      January 26, 2015 at 9:53 pm

      NW congrats on First. And thank you for putting all the goodies on the previous Post.

  2. 10 Roberta in MN
    January 26, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    GE, Nerdy, Chips.

  3. 11 vcprezofan2
    January 26, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Thank you kindly, Ms CC (and Ms NW)! I do truly appreciate your reporting ‘from’ India, even when I haven’t time to say much if I want to try and keep up. Thanks!

  4. 12 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    January 26, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Ya know, when it says “leave a comment” — one should comment, THEN read… lol!

    • 13 vcprezofan2
      January 26, 2015 at 9:11 pm

      I actually read first before commenting this time [ 😉 since I noticed there were already two comments ahead of me].

    • 14 vcprezofan2
      January 26, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      Oops! Forgot to say ‘greetings’ to you, Alycee. Are you completely back on your feet and ready to go traveling again?

      • 15 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        January 26, 2015 at 9:42 pm

        Still drag-azzing; however, always ready to travel. Unfortunately, the next month or so is loaded with appointments and treatments…

    • 18 MightyPamela
      January 26, 2015 at 11:23 pm

      Yes, because it’s not only compelling, it is kind of a command, rather than a request, right? 🙂

  5. 19 Nena20409
    January 26, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Fantastic collection of Tweets, Chips. 🍸 🍸 🍸 Brava!
    Au ⭐ for NW, 🙂 Congrats!

  6. 21 arapaho415
    January 26, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    I’ve heard the reports that the “device” that crashed onto the WH lawn was basically a dudebro adult toy, and that the government employee who lost control of his toy stepped forward and admitted it.

    But what I don’t understand is why he was playing with his toy at 3 am. Does that make sense to anyone here?

  7. January 26, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    • 25 MightyPamela
      January 26, 2015 at 11:02 pm

      Stunning!! Bobfr, am sending all these amazing tweets from Kobane over to my FB. I have only a small following, but some of mine have huge following!! Thank you for bringing them here, I am in awe of these Kurdish women, and people. They will show us the way forward.

  8. 27 Nena20409
    January 26, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    So Now Pence in IN is starting a State owned News Service……Hmm? Wow…..GOPers are always wanting to own the airwaves, control the message and use propaganda to control the voters. Folks, IN is now solidly GOPer state…..yet, they work harder to control the narrative.

  9. 28 Nena20409
    January 26, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    WTG

  10. 29 arapaho415
    January 26, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    You too can play along…
    “California will see a $11,700,000,000 increase in GDP due to the President’s actions on immigration.”

    President Obama works non-stop, and so does his staff.

  11. 30 Nena20409
    January 26, 2015 at 9:01 pm

  12. 31 forus50
    January 26, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    FLOTUS looks lovely as always but on this trip the photos appear to me to show her deep in thought.

    • 32 idon
      January 26, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      What photo?

    • January 26, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      forus50, sometimes that’s the way it is. Maybe she wanted to stay home with her girls, who knows.

      • January 26, 2015 at 9:51 pm

        Usually when FLOTUS goes on these trips she has things she does, she is not use to sitting around doing nothing. She goes to a school , gives a speech, or her and the wife of the PM will so visit a hospital, etc,, etc. There was no Mrs. Modi, plus I don’t think it would have been safe for FLOTUS to be running around to many places in India..

        • 35 forus50
          January 26, 2015 at 10:02 pm

          bella, you are so right. I could be seeing something that isn’t there or if it is, it could be a million things; jet lag, worry about the girls or her Mom or as you suggest, not usually in a role of just being the spouse on a trip. I wonder if she’s going on to Saudi Arabia or headed back to DC? I can’t imagine POTUS feeling anything other than a sense of presidential duty to have to go there. Ughhh, those terrible Saudi rulers with the way they have no respect for women other than as objects for men.

          • January 26, 2015 at 10:14 pm

            FLOTUS will be going to Saudi, POTUS will have dinner with the new King, but WH said FLOTUS will not attend the dinner. Afterward POTUS and FLOTUS will head to D.C. That’s what Mark Knoller said.

            • 37 carolyn
              January 26, 2015 at 10:46 pm

              Women do not attend dinners with men in Saudi Arabia. Women eat together, men eat together. It is a VERY sex segregated society. I’m sure she’ll do something enjoyable for her…….maybe just take a nap! This trip has been pretty grueling, but it was important she went, I think. The Indian people really wanted to see her, and it meant a lot to them for her to be there. This was definitely a working trip, and I know when she is with him, PBO is happier. She knows that, and knew that after this past six months, he needed her on this trip. Too bad there were no interesting events for her, but hopefully she got some rest.

              I’m glad there are good sleeping accommodations on AF!.

  13. 39 Nena20409
    January 26, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    For those in the affected Snow Storm areas……Adults Only 😉
    Stay safe, keep warm and have one of these 😉

  14. 41 MightyPamela
    January 26, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Sometimes one wakes with a song in one’ head. One must find and play song. Then one must share: http://youtu.be/OQfjIw3mivc
    My apologies if this is way off topic, or doesn’t post.

    • 42 theo67
      January 26, 2015 at 9:40 pm

      This happened to me the other day. I could not get Taylor Swift out of my mind… almost drove me insane…

      • 43 MightyPamela
        January 26, 2015 at 10:50 pm

        Whew.. theo, glad I don’t know her music… all oldies for mp!

        • 44 theo67
          January 26, 2015 at 11:27 pm

          It was a torturous two hours, believe me. Could not get her songs out of my mind!!
          😯

          • 45 MightyPamela
            January 26, 2015 at 11:34 pm

            {{{{{ theo67 }}}}} Put on anything, something, a youtube, or worse, sing it to someone else, then it’s gone. At least, that works for me. Sometimes. Usually.

            • 46 theo67
              January 26, 2015 at 11:36 pm

              Fortunately, the moment has passed, but it was a rough period… I’ll take note of your advice the next time it hits, since she’s about to do a concert here and you can’t escape her music on the radio right now… 🙂

    • 48 jacquelineoboomer
      January 27, 2015 at 1:00 am

      Oh no you don’t. I’m not checking out your link, MightyPamela. ❤ #SorryNotSorry The other day I heard a song mixed with a Revlon commercial … it was a take on Robert Palmer's Addicted to Love … "Might as well face it, you're addicted to love, might as well face it, you're addicted to love" … and it played in my head for two days!

  15. January 26, 2015 at 9:13 pm

  16. 50 vcprezofan2
    January 26, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    // ……………………….

    ” Shortly after Mr. Kerry was sworn in last February, he issued a directive that all meetings between senior American diplomats and top foreign officials include a discussion of climate change. He put top climate policy specialists on his State Department personal staff. And he is pursuing smaller climate deals in forums like the Group of 20, the countries that make up the world’s largest economies.

    “He’s approaching this creatively,” said Heather Zichal, who recently stepped down as Mr. Obama’s top climate adviser and worked for Mr. Kerry from 2002 to 2008. “He’s thinking strategically about using other forums.” ”

    That’s the kind of behind-the-scenes effort that has gone into these two huge announcements with China and India. If all goes as planned, it is looking more and more possible that the nations of the world will reach a global climate treaty before the end of this year. Talk about a BFD!!!!

    So let’s give a big shout-out to SoS John Kerry for his vision and work with President Obama to recognize the long game on climate policy.

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.ca/2015/01/kudos-to-secretary-of-state-john-kerry.html

  17. 54 Vicki
    January 26, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Hi Chips. This collection gives more truthful news and info than 10 of our supposed best US Newspapers. Thank you!

  18. 56 forus50
    January 26, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    • 57 Vicki
      January 26, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      Forus–Maddening, isn’t it? That stance drove me crazy during the campaign to lose the mid-terms conducted by the DNC.

      • 58 forus50
        January 26, 2015 at 9:53 pm

        Yes, Vicki so maddening! Every time I heard one of them apologize for it with a “Yeah, it’s not great and no reason to like it but we’ll try and fix it if you reelect me” line I was like “Arghhhh!”. Have some spine and talk about the zillions of GOOD things in it!! If they had we wouldn’t have had two awful midterms.

    • 59 susanne
      January 26, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      it’s so successful and popular, they’re desperate to change the name! i’m sure there are rethug focus groups grappling with the issue right now. they’ll want something neutral at first, then soon it will need to be rebranded with saint ronnie’s moniker.

  19. 60 Vicki
    January 26, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    It is hard not to feel bad that most of America is deprived of factual good news about Our President and First Lady representing us so skillfully in India. Millions of people are missing these glorious moments. And it is by design that citizens are misled and their attention restricted to nonsense. Not India. footballs.

    I don’t know how to process the open Koch disclosures of planned expenditures for 2016.
    Or the Lady Walmart elaborate roll-out scenario.

    • 61 sabreen60
      January 26, 2015 at 11:10 pm

      I hear you Vicki. The MSM doesn’t cover him and far too many people don’t bother to look for information on line. I couldn’t begin to tell you the stupid I’ve heard about “what President Obama has NOT done”. It actually burns!

  20. January 26, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Prayers and good wishes outgoing all night and all day for your dear one, Roberta in MN. Thankful for this splendid rodeo of amazement, news, exposing of scoundrel-hood, goodness and grins. Means so much to be in touch with POTUS/FLOTUS in their absence from our country (physical absence; they are here in their hearts), and to see the admiration, adoration, appreciation and adulation they receive, as they should always, from the people of the world. I love TOD.

  21. January 26, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Really impressive ….

  22. January 26, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Watch CNN News Day for Fareed Zakaria interview with the President tomorrow morning at 6a.m.

  23. 68 amk for obama
    January 26, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    United States President Barack Obama would “not drive” a motorbike after watching the daredevil motorcycle performance by Border Security Force personnel at the Republic Day parade on Monday.

    “I would, by the way, not drive a motorcycle after watching those incredible acrobats,” Obama said, clearly overwhelmed by the performance of the ‘Jaanbaaz’ bike riders and their daring stunts.

    His comments at the Indo-US Business Forum meet on Monday evening came hours after TV grabs showed him and US First Lady Michelle Obama cheering and giving the thumbs up to the BSF daredevils — famed for their formation of a human pyramid on moving bikes — during their stunning display at the parade.

    Obama, the first US president to be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations, thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the invitation extended to him for joining “in this incredible Republic Day celebrations and (for) the hospitality that you have shown to me”.

    “Today’s ceremony and the parade were truly spectacular, a moving tribute to India’s founding, its democracy, its progress,” he said.

    In a jocular vein indicating the series of meetings and speeches Modi and he have made since Sunday, the US President said, “I felt that the Prime Minister must be tired by now, but what’s another speech between friends,” as he began his speech at the business meet.

    http://www.rediff.com/news/report/obama-india-wouldnt-drive-bike-after-watching-the-bsf-daredevils-obama/20150126.htm

  24. January 26, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    I don’t care too much for Mr Moore but this was to say the very least an area which I give him unequivocal endorsement!

    She really needs to be challenged.

    • 70 99ts
      January 26, 2015 at 11:52 pm

      She turns every challenge ino “poor little me” – best example the gun sights on Gabby Giffords district. She really needs to be ignored. The past week she has had more media than in the previous year – all news is good news to Palin.

  25. 71 Roberta in MN
    January 26, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Thank you all for your prayers for my DIL. Will keep you informed. Excellent section of tweets Nerdy. GN. Passed my bedtime 🙂

  26. 74 JER
    January 26, 2015 at 10:26 pm

  27. January 26, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Uncle Joey On Ellen video….

    • 88 vcprezofan2
      January 26, 2015 at 10:46 pm

      Good one! I really like Bennett.

    • 89 forus50
      January 26, 2015 at 11:33 pm

      Hiya amk! Hope your travels improve – it sounds like you’ve had a godawful trip so far. I would love to see a mini-tyrant blog post on your impressions of Indian national politics; on its own as well as how it may or may not change with the perceived POTUS and Modi good rapport. And what was actually accomplished and will influence international relations. But no problem if you’ve got too much on your plate right now business wise. Just a thought! 🙂

    • 90 theo67
      January 26, 2015 at 11:46 pm

      Might want to add the ghosts of his brother’s failures, too. 5000 dead Americans. Billions of lives destroyed from economic turmoil. Many lost opportunities to improve the lives of Americans. And on, and on, and on….

  28. 91 JER
    January 26, 2015 at 10:42 pm

  29. January 26, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    POTUS to speak at Siri Fort Auditorium 1-27-15 at 12am EST.

  30. 94 vcprezofan2
    January 26, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Off to bore myself to sleep with some reading; G’Night folks!

  31. 95 JER
    January 26, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    JANUARY 27, 2015 12:20 AM EST – President Obama Speaks at Siri Fort Auditorium

    President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are expected to board the Air Force One from the Indira Gandhi International Airport at 1.30 pm. [2:00 am EST] http://www.ndtv.com/article/cheat-sheet/barack-obama-to-conclude-visit-with-address-at-siri-fort-auditorium-653995

  32. January 26, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Mr. Bobfr, VC, count me in.
    I just can’t tolerate Hillary. I won ‘t tolerate Billary.
    Enough is a enough!

    VP Biden can and will hold his own. Yes, even his mouth.
    I believe he has learned from our young President and our young President has certainly gleaned from him.
    This is a perfect match. I think VP Biden and Sen. Warren would be great.
    If Chris Christy and Sarah Palin even think about it, they would not last on the same podium for an hour.
    Christy is now turning his bully charm off and forcing his niceness up until the KKKoch bros. turn the tides for him.
    Then the bully will appear. He turns this on like a faucet and the dumb ass Dems fall for it. The Repugs love this because this is who they are.
    For the life of me I don’t know why they have not put this bully kid behind bars. If they don’t, the KKKoch bros. will have their way and their $$$ at his disposal. Trust me they are seriously working on it. While the Dems. pump up the volume one candidate, Hillary.
    Would she dare have the nerve to run with that MIA Alison Grimes? She has not been seen or heard from in a minute.

    Okay. I think I am getting cabin fever and the storm has not even got started yet.
    Just knowing that the City has shut down is depressing enough. This is very difficult……
    And I thought I wanted to live in Alaska? Never would have made it, absolutely not.

    • 99 MightyPamela
      January 26, 2015 at 11:12 pm

      {{{{{ LDS }}}}} Candle here for you. ❤

      • January 27, 2015 at 12:02 am

        MP, Thank You. I sure need that.
        It’s going to be a long night. I have watched the parade three times.
        I would not have made it without the a Republic Day Parade.
        Thank you again Ms. Chips, NW and everyone here.

  33. January 26, 2015 at 11:08 pm

  34. 103 JER
    January 27, 2015 at 12:21 am

  35. 106 FoxfireTX
    January 27, 2015 at 12:31 am

    I must admit I am totally flabbergasted that PBO is taking McCain, Condi Rice, James Baker, et al to Saudi Arabia as part of the US delegation. Air Force One will need to be fumigated after this group has been on board.

    • 107 jacquelineoboomer
      January 27, 2015 at 1:14 am

      Knowing the President, it’s a clever strategy that will pay dividends in the months ahead. We all know he’s the chessmaster!

      The only possible thing I can think of, in addition to agreeing that AF1 will have to be fumigated, is that the President hopes to take away the RWNJ talking point … that he couldn’t go here and he couldn’t go there but he’ll go to Saudi Arabia … by bringing some nutjobs along with him. Those same nutjobs can’t admit they’ll have any ulterior motives but respect for a country’s leader who’s departed, so the talking point goes silent.

    • 108 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      January 27, 2015 at 1:39 am

      I hope he makes them all use the back stairs!

  36. 109 JER
    January 27, 2015 at 12:39 am

  37. 110 yardarm756
    January 27, 2015 at 12:58 am

    OT but……

  38. January 27, 2015 at 1:07 am

    A great speech by POTUS. It is past my bedtime but I am glad I stay up to listen. Our FLOTUS look lovely.

  39. 112 vcprezofan2
    January 27, 2015 at 1:11 am

    I’ve listened to Pres Obama at the Siri Fort Auditorium, and now I’m really, truly signing off. In the words of Lib_L – ‘See you on the flip.’

    Sweet dreams, folks!

  40. 113 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    January 27, 2015 at 1:46 am

    LOL!

  41. January 27, 2015 at 4:47 am

    I believe the lack of coverage on India is partly due to the out of touchness of many reporters and editors. Most of them are boomers who grew up with images of India, and for that matter, China, and starving children. They don’t see the growing and educated middle class of either nation, and assume they are still basket cases. While there is still widespread poverty due to centuries of neglect, these nations are increasingly players on the world stage. Each nation has about a billion people, and their middle class equals the size of the United States as a whole. There is a growing demand for just about everything, and if American companies can meet that demand, we prosper.
    In addition, there is a growing rivalry between the two nations. America needs to be a broker between these nations in order to keep the peace. Add a volatile Pakistan that could collapse on itself, and America needs to be in the middle of this.

    Another page for my growing blog:

    http://www.aquariusmoon.info/LoungeAnnex/GreatObamaSpeeches.html

    • 117 99ts
      January 27, 2015 at 7:55 am

      Many of the reporters are way younger than most boomers – maybe the tail end of same. Boomers were born about the time India became a republic, breaking away from Britain. Perhaps because I was brought up in a commonwealth country we leaned much about India (and Pakistan) – but I would think the peaceful change in 1949 would have been well known in the US.

      Reality – the US media DO NOT follow POTUS on overseas trips – unless he goes to a war zone. They hate that he is welcome in every country he visits – that there is only positive reactions to his visit and his policies.

  42. January 27, 2015 at 5:31 am

    Our glorious First Couple!!


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