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131 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. 1 MightyPamela
    January 30, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    🐻

    • 2 vcprezofan2
      January 30, 2015 at 6:18 pm

      😎 MP
      Just noticed your death with dignity post overleaf. Have to look more closely….later.

      • 3 MightyPamela
        January 30, 2015 at 6:32 pm

        Oh yes, please do. I hope many here will check it out. With the ACA becoming a standard, we may actually see the limitations needed on BigPharma. Did you know the last 6 months of a person’s life are usually the most medically costly, just keeping them alive, with little regard for compassion or quality of life. Palliative care, such as Hospice provides, is covered by Medicare. Many people don’t know that.

        • 4 vcprezofan2
          January 30, 2015 at 6:46 pm

          Okay, just finished watching the two trailers and reading a little bit from the rest. 😳 I am one of those who have so far made no plans, avoids the subject, and who would leave a great ball of confusion behind. My main goal this year is to at least tidy up my mountain of paperwork, educate offspring on where to find stuff, AND tell him not to stop his studies or whatever if I suddenly check out.

          • 5 MightyPamela
            January 30, 2015 at 6:52 pm

            Good for you, VC. I had advance directives in place a long time ago, but I took this 5 Wishes class a year ago as well. I had been invited to attend to offer my experience on my work with the elderly and dying. Several of us were filmed during our testimony, so it would be cool if my stories rated inclusion in the final film! I could ask, of course, but am content to wait ’til it’s done. I recommend to every single person alive, even if you are young and healthy, get it in writing, get your preferences in detail, signed and witnessed on paper, because accidents happen, and sometimes they are bad. If you do not wish to be kept on life support indefinitely, when there is no chance of recovery, NO ONE has the authority to unplug you if you have not designated that person to advocate for you. If you are unconscious, it’s damn hard to advocate for yourself!! ❤ As much as our family love us, it is very hard for them to make decisions which are not emotionally biased toward keeping us alive. ❤

            • 6 vcprezofan2
              January 30, 2015 at 6:58 pm

              I will look into this with a little more interest for sure. Offspring wouldn’t have a clue where to turn if I don’t smarten up and get something done. Thank you for sharing this reminder.

              Now I’m off to find *something* to eat.

            • 7 Judith Fardig
              January 30, 2015 at 7:51 pm

              Thanks for sharing this straightforward information about a touchy subject. Washington and Oregon have passed laws allowing people to make their personal choice to end their lives (under very strict circumstances) with prescription help. It will not work for every serious illness, and most people who qualify never actually take the meds, but it does offer peace of mind to many. I just saw “Still Alice” today. She thought she had a plan but didn’t share it with her family.

        • 8 Roberta in MN
          January 30, 2015 at 8:11 pm

          Down loaded and saved to my favs, will watch tomorrow. Thanks PM.

  2. 10 MightyPamela
    January 30, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Thank you, NW, if I don’t try to go back over every post for the past two weeks, I may actually catch up! Imagine that? 🙂 Chipsticks, if you are hereabouts, I have sent you a few pictures of scarfless american women in SA! Because the faux rage continues! 😉

  3. January 30, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuutstanding Nerdy, thank you ENORMOUSLY for compiling them!

  4. 14 Judith Fardig
    January 30, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Thanks for the tweet-fest, NW, and congratulations to MP for getting here first. Now to read them all…

    • 15 MightyPamela
      January 30, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      Hi Judith! I did see your kind inquiry about my kitty in a thread, oh, sometime in the past. She seemed to be responding well to the antibiotic – now for two days, I can’t tell what the heck is going on with her. Will spare the blog all the gory details. Suffice it to say, there has been some major human effort to keep up with the aftermath! _^..^_ TY for asking.

      • 16 Judith Fardig
        January 30, 2015 at 6:50 pm

        MP, your kitty is so fortunate to have your loving care. Can cats eat probiotic yogurt to deal with antibiotic side effects?

        • 17 MightyPamela
          January 30, 2015 at 6:58 pm

          The Pet Pros store near here gave me a probiotic blend in a soft powder form, to mix into her food. Supposedly no scent or taste, so why does my incredibly intelligent 14lb Maine Coon look sideways at me when she senses it’s in her dinner?? Hmmmm…

    • 18 Nerdy Wonka
      January 30, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      Thanks, Judith.

  5. 19 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    January 30, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    HELLO TOD FAMILY…WOW…WHAT A BUSY DAY…MADE 2 HUGE POTS OF HOMEMADE CHICKEN SOUP WHEN I GOT HOME SO THAT I CAN TAKE SOME TO MY LITTLE GUY BRENT TOMORROW…GOING TO MUNCH ON PIZZAS AND TRY TO PUT HIS TENT TOGETHER…OFF TO SEE A RUBBER DUCK ABOUT A FLOATING BAR OF SOAP…WILL BE BACK LATER TONITE!…:))))))) I AM VERY CONCERNED ABOUT BRENT’S EATING HABITS…THE ONLY STORE THEY HAVE DOWNTOWN WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE IS A MARSH AND IT’S HIGHER THAN A KITE…:(

    • 20 jackiegrumbacher
      January 30, 2015 at 10:29 pm

      Your dedication to little Brent is very inspiring. You must be such an important person in his life.

  6. 22 MightyPamela
    January 30, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    I picture Mr Big Stuff sitting in the corner of his car elevator, riding endlessly up and down, up and down, wondering why everyone doesn’t just love him.

  7. 23 Roberta in MN
    January 30, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Congrats PM on furstest. NW great tweets, I saw some of them today but man you must be tagged to a lot of people. Thanks God you are, I never could get thru them all. Eyes start crossing. 🙂 Chips did you post the video or how can I see it of the President at the Dems hideout in Philly? I never go ta chance to see it and I can’t find it on C-Span either. Any hints to what website I can look at? Thanks. Oh, DIL came home from the hospital today. Wooot.!!!

  8. January 30, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Thanks Nerdy. When I miss a day here I miss a lot;

  9. January 30, 2015 at 7:18 pm

  10. January 30, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    The look on Morning Joke on Hardball talking about Mittsy Romney’s bailout on the poor and the stricken today is priceless!!!

    Good Evening TODVille!

    Happy Friday Evening!

  11. January 30, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Good evening TOD Family! Congrats on Mighty First!, MightyPamela! Thanks for your thoughtful information on….making plans. I will be thinking and reading because of what you are sharing here. NerdyWonka, AGAIN with the incomparably excellent, varied, deep, compassionate, information, hilarious, insightful, thoughtful curation of what is worthy in the wordandideas world. You bless us SO richly, so brilliantly, so often.

    • 32 Nerdy Wonka
      January 30, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      Thank you, Nancie.

    • 33 MightyPamela
      January 30, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      Good for you, Nancie, I have seen how much a difference it makes for people psychologically, as they take a great load off their family and offspring. Once it feels clear in your own mind and heart, everyone will rest easier.

  12. January 30, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    I’ve now finished reading the great collections of tweets. Thank you NW! Very informative and many brought a smile to my face. Nice way to begin my weekend.

  13. January 30, 2015 at 7:56 pm

  14. January 30, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Ah! The dangerous Boko Haram…

  15. 39 99ts
    January 30, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Thanks Nerdy – and the Colleen McCullough one – Thorn Birds was the most phenomenal success – book and mini series – the lady did ignore the media most of the time – which upset them no end.

    Wonder when Christie has his final moments will they describe him as ugly & obese?

    • January 30, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      Hiya 99ts, is it known who wrote the obit?

      • 41 99ts
        January 30, 2015 at 8:20 pm

        It was in the Australian – a Murdoch paper – but the author’s name is not online – if it was there at all the criticism has removed it – but no-one seems to know who wrote it – many are trying to find out. I would suggest a man!

        • January 30, 2015 at 8:25 pm

          But you know 99ts, it wouldn’t surprise me if it was a woman – you know, that ‘we’re out own worst enemy’ thing 🙂

          Still can’t get over it, astonishing.

          Confession: I wanted to marry Richard Chamberlain when I saw the movie 😕

          • 43 MightyPamela
            January 30, 2015 at 8:29 pm

            So, who didn’t? ❤

          • 44 99ts
            January 30, 2015 at 8:42 pm

            I think you had to get in line!

          • 45 99ts
            January 30, 2015 at 8:44 pm

            Nope – I cannot believe it was a woman

          • 46 arapaho415
            January 30, 2015 at 9:48 pm

            I remember him from his days as the hotshot young Dr. Kildare in 1960s. He was blonder then, but I’ve always preferred dark-haired men.

            But the Thorn Birds was my favorite chick-flick mini-series — not Catholic, but was enthralled nonetheless.

            Favorite mini-series were historical — Roots, Centennial, I Claudius and Lillie Langtree.

  16. 47 Nena20409
    January 30, 2015 at 8:10 pm

  17. 48 Nena20409
    January 30, 2015 at 8:12 pm

  18. 49 Nena20409
    January 30, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Fantastic Tweets NW, Thank you.
    MightyPamela has the Gold ⭐

  19. 51 99ts
    January 30, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    The Sydney Siege – inquest provides the information that the man who died was executed – the woman died from the police attack which immediately followed. Given the situation I think losing only one was remarkable (although losing any was very sad) – someone has been giving evidence that the guns in use were not suitable? We shall, at least get a reasonably good disclosure of events.

  20. 52 Nena20409
    January 30, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    • January 30, 2015 at 8:21 pm

      GEEZE, who’s in charge here?

      • 54 carolyn
        January 30, 2015 at 8:33 pm

        What in the world did they spend $15 M on????? Nothing visible, and no results. Who absconded with it? And they KEEP asking us for money. I say, let Hillary and Bill pay that bill off, like PBO helped Hillary. Do a good turn, Hil, and you may get some reward. You need a Demo Senate if you’re prez, so help them.

    • 55 arapaho415
      January 30, 2015 at 9:56 pm

      Typical DC echo-chamber spin.

      “They will try to win back the Senate in 2016…”

      Don’t have the stats at my fingertips, but it’s almost all blue states up for grabs in 2016 Senate election, so “try” is an outright lie (saved the info on my old hard drive, which I will never see again).

  21. 56 Nena20409
    January 30, 2015 at 8:23 pm

  22. 57 forus50
    January 30, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Happy Friday Nerdy and TODers!!

    So now that Queen Anne has decided Mitt isn’t allowed to run again we might need to start getting the facts out about Huckabee the Huckster. Here’s a good summary of this classic phony Christian from Salon:

    “…Inauguration funds were used to buy clothing for his wife. He once took control of the state Republican Party’s campaign account — then swore the account had been somebody else’s responsibility when it ran afoul of federal election laws. He repeated the pattern when he claimed in a newspaper story that his staff controlled the account to stage his second inauguration. When I filed a formal ethics complaint over what appeared to be an improper appropriation of donated money, he told a different story, disavowing responsibility for the money. He thus avoided another punishment from an Ethics Commission, which had sanctioned him on five other occasions. He dodged nine other complaints (though none, despite his counter-complaints, was held to be frivolous). In one case, he was saved by the swing vote of a woman who left the chairmanship of the Ethics Commission days later to take a state job. She listed the governor as a reference on the job application. Finally, unbelievably, Huckabee once sued to overturn the ban on gifts to him.

    My newspaper chronicled all this and so much more. Since my paper wrote critically about him, I didn’t often experience the “nice” Mike Huckabee that so many national commentators have enjoyed. …”

  23. January 30, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Would love to have that “I’m not sorry” top.

  24. 60 99ts
    January 30, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    State election day today – likely that the RW LCP will win as they currently have a massive majority. It is however likely that the Premier will lose his seat – which will be good to see – rather scarey that someone worse may replace him!

    First time ever, we are supposed to take ID to vote. Not sure how long it will take me to vote as I have voted without id for 50 years and don’t intend to start now. Be interesting to see if it impacts wait times – of which we have never experienced more than 15 minutes.

    • 61 arapaho415
      January 30, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      Requiring ID is ludicrous, since Australia requires everyone to vote.

      Are they trying to prohibit non-citizen immigrants from voting, or do they think you might be from another planet?

      • 62 99ts
        January 31, 2015 at 1:25 am

        They are solving a non existent problem and trying to stop the homeless from voting. non-citizens can’t vote they are not on the rolls. We have an excellent roll system, controlled by the Feds – no separate state rolls.

        I had to do a “declaration” vote. Declare I am me who has voted in the same place for 35 years

        • 63 arapaho415
          January 31, 2015 at 2:11 am

          Will a “declaration” vote work after you move to a different address?

          Didn’t know that Australia treats its homeless as if they’re not people with the right to vote. A person can be homeless at the time of an election, but that doesn’t mean that homelessness is a permanent condition for that person, and shouldn’t disqualify someone from casting a vote.

          • 64 99ts
            January 31, 2015 at 2:29 am

            My vote will count – it is their out for folks who do not have ID – problem for homeless folks – to vote you have to have ID (not photo, bills or letter from election office) ot make a declaration that has the same address as the address on the electoral roll. I had to declare my name/address as on the roll. I have about 10 pieces of ID with said address but think it is WRONG that this has to be shown. For 50 years I have voted by stating my name/address – and don’t intend to pander to their USA copy cat legislation

            • 65 arapaho415
              January 31, 2015 at 7:08 am

              Glad that you post here, 99. I had no idea that Australia instituted such draconian measures, which is true of some voter suppression states — recall articles posted here about many people who don’t have a driver’s license being denied the right to vote — one of the most striking, which was in a MSM publication — think it was @nytimes, about a pillar of the community — a woman whose forebears established the town and who is driven where she needs to go now by a friend — wasn’t able to vote because of no ID — even though everyone in the frigging voting place recognized her. This was in the South (Georgia?), and she was told she would have to go the county seat for some required waiver — but she had been to the doctors earlier, and she was too exhausted to travel to and from the county seat.

              So she didn’t vote, despite the fact that she still lived in the oldest house in town, and had been a local teacher/mentor for many of those who told her she couldn’t vote (for the first time in her life).

              Not all states have this rule. I may have shown ID when I first registered to vote 40+ years ago, but I don’t remember now. I do know that I re-registered last year because I had moved since the 2012 election, and did not provide ID (in California).

  25. January 30, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    If you have not seen how Senator Sheldon Whitehouse checked that kangaroo court on the reckless GOP, was holding the 2nd day regarding the brilliant AG Loretta Lynch nomination; take a pause to watch this.

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  28. 72 MightyPamela
    January 30, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    If I may ask: a magnitude 100 prayer and Light wave is needed urgently for my neighbor across the hall, 89 years old, and for my daughter. They both have been dealing with some acute illness for a few weeks. Please. I know the power of a group effort can provide the door to open for miracles. Thank you, bless you all. _/I\_

  29. January 30, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    BREAKING: Cleaning sucks. So I’m taking a Jim Beam break.

    Carry on.

  30. January 30, 2015 at 8:46 pm

  31. 92 desertflower
    January 30, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    http://www.alternet.org/10-facts-will-blow-right-wingers-minds

    As a public service to those who find themselves inextricably cornered by aggressively ill-informed Republicans at work, on the train or at family gatherings, presented here are ten indisputably true facts that will seriously challenge a Republican’s worldview and probably blow a brain cell or two. At the very least, any one of these GOP-busters should stun and confuse them long enough for you to slip quietly away from a pointless debate and allow you to get on about your business.

    You’re welcome:) 🙂 Evening TOD’ers! Happy Friday….

  32. January 30, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    • 104 MightyPamela
      January 30, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      I have one of her books, here on my shelf, Morgan’s Run. Seems like a good time to read it, in her honor. Go with God, Colleen, and thank you for the work you have done here.

  33. January 30, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    i hear that Morning Joe is on at night…wow…what is this about….they bombed in the morning…so now MSNBC wants to see if they bomb at night too..??

  34. January 30, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    • 111 MightyPamela
      January 30, 2015 at 9:14 pm

      But, in truth, LL, how hard have you looked, and how long will you continue to seek a better way?? 🙂 LOL

    • January 30, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      Hey LL, you can clean those things with Alcohol, but not that kind of alcohol. Hahaha ROFL 😀 😀 😀 Hey LL, try some Isopropanol. lol and send me shot of that Jim Beam. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  35. 113 forus50
    January 30, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Junior High humor here but wtf it’s Friday!! Lol, #9 of 19 is my favorite with the captioning on the right side making it pretty funny.

  36. January 30, 2015 at 9:27 pm

  37. 122 desertflower
    January 30, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/Jim_Webb_Is_Almost_Making_Sense

    There is no question that the Democratic party has done a god-awful job of explaining to white working people who’s screwing them and why. Most of the people who have tried that have found themselves marginalized, and not always by Republicans, either. Senator Professor Warren is one of the few of them who has managed to explain these matters in such a way that they are both easily understood, and in such a way that she doesn’t sound like she’s talking down to anyone. And she still has a long push up a dirt road before she moves the political dialogue to the point where white working class voters actually act on what she’s saying to them. Sooner or later, it’s up to the voters to decide to stop being stupid about their own self-interest, and to stop falling for scams about how the Poors and Browns are the ones stealing all their money.

    This, and so much more at the link…>>>>>

    • January 30, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      I kind of disagree with Jim Webb, maybe white working people don’t want anything to be explain to them, because all they are concern with is somewhere deep down inside of them they are not please with a black man being President of their United States. These white working people aren’t dumb ( well some of them aren’t ), but they can see what the Republicans stand for and what the Democrats stand for. So Elizabeth Warren is the only one to explain these things without sounding like she is talking down to anyone, President Obama has no problem explaining things and he doesn’t talk down to anyone. What I am saying is alot of white working folks have problems and it has nothing to do with explaining anything to them. In my opinion alot of it is about racism.

      • January 31, 2015 at 9:43 am

        What I am saying is alot of white working folks have problems and it has nothing to do with explaining anything to them. In my opinion a lot of it is about racism.

        ****************
        Dr King believed that white people would not go along with the terrorism that being heaped on black folks thru Jim Crow and the nite riders…and to some extent he was right…esp when the scenes of dogs and water hoses attacks and the beatings of black folks appeared on their TV on the nightly news….

        The President also believes in the decency of the American People…

        what the Dems do is not talk about racism and it impact on America…what they do is appease the racism in white workers in order to get their vote…because they do not believe in the decency of white America…

    • January 30, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      Well said df, well said. I have no faith in the ignorant, nasty, lying, unpatriotic RW hypocrites. However, just as IL State Sen. Barack Obama came on the set against that supposedly well established Clinton machine and destroyed it; so can Sen Elizabeth Warren.

      Just Saying!

  38. 126 JER
    January 30, 2015 at 9:42 pm

  39. January 30, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Glad to hear that Ted Strickland is running in OH for senate. I think he has a good shot at taking it.

  40. 129 desertflower
    January 30, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Night all…going to take my stuffy nose and cough and get to bed…

  41. 131 amk for obama
    January 30, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    A Russian contract for building a bridge to Crimea has gone to a company majority-owned by a friend of Vladimir Putin who is under Western sanctions.

    The $3bn (£2bn) contract was awarded to the SGM Group, owned by Arkady Rotenberg, a childhood friend and judo partner of the Russian president.

    The bridge will join Russia directly to the peninsula it annexed from Ukraine in March after a disputed referendum.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31067977

    cronyism is new communism.


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