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109 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. 5 MightyPamela
    February 5, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    ha, was on the phone as well

  2. February 5, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Blissfully, brilliantly, fabulously faaaaaaantastic Nerdy – thank yoooooooou Legend!!!

  3. 10 MightyPamela
    February 5, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Here’s a question for Mac users – for the past two weeks, all tweets such as above, brilliant NW!, do not open. The field remains grey, and no photos appear. This is the same in the body of a post, just a white line appears, with the links following. If I click on a link, the tweet will open, but I know I am missing a great deal of info by not being able to see everything. Any thoughts?

    • February 5, 2015 at 6:01 pm

      That happens me sometimes MightyP, usually when my connection is slow (which it is, miserably so, on my iPad) – often, though, a reload fixes it, but if the connection is crappy, nothing works!

      • 12 MightyPamela
        February 5, 2015 at 6:06 pm

        That’s it, I’m sure. Am on a free wifi loaned access by a neighbor. His router is down one flight, but until recently it worked pretty well. Chalk another win for Mercury Retrograde, I suppose! Station Direct on February 11th, so not far to go! How will we survive these first world dilemmas?

        • February 5, 2015 at 6:08 pm

          LOL, these First World Problems are soooooo trying! I have the first edition iPad and it has ALWAYS been useless with TOD and other sites, don’t know if the newer versions are any better. And it NEVER stops crashing – over and over and over and over and grrrrrr.

          • 14 MightyPamela
            February 5, 2015 at 6:17 pm

            Gee whiz, I know it! I have iPad2, which is no longer called iPad2, poor thing had me utterly addicted to it for YEARS, literally, then suddenly, about a month ago, zip, nada, no way my baby can pick up this signal. So have been resigned (sigh) to using the MacBook, which is OLDER (imagine) than the iPad2, and so on and on and on. If I go down the hallway a bit, I get everything opening, but here in my home office, sometimes it works better on the iPhone4. And, when are the aliens landing, anyway, we REALLY REALLy need to upgrade our technology! 🙂 🙂

            • February 5, 2015 at 6:24 pm

              Oh, your life is mine, MightyP! I have my desktop upstairs and the signal is soooooooo bad, it’s like being on an old dial-up thingie – if I click retweet on something, I could go away and make a cup of tea before it flippin’ works.

    • 17 Linda
      February 5, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      I get that too and I do not have a Mac….

      If refreshing doesn’t work I just reopen TOD in a new window and close the other one. That seems to work for me

      • 18 MightyPamela
        February 5, 2015 at 6:19 pm

        Thanks, Linda, nothing seems to make it work, barring moving down the hall nearer the signal source

  4. 19 Vicki
    February 5, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Does anyone know if we will be hearing from Our President tomorrow?
    I am asking because the Unemployment numbers have been good and the Jobs numbers will be coming out in the morning.
    Not to mention 10 days left in ACA enrollment and those numbers are looking very good, also.

  5. February 5, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Tweets by @Slate
    !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?’http’:’https’;if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+”://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);

  6. February 5, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    I was trying to embed a tweet from Slate. Chips, please delete!

  7. 27 Nerdy Wonka
    February 5, 2015 at 6:10 pm

  8. 28 sherijr
    February 5, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    this whole measles spreading is really disgusting. I’m one of those who got all those childhood diseases, except mumps- but was exposed to them as my sister had them. I had the measles twice, both the German and the three day, along with that scourge: chickenpox. I was so amazed and grateful when my own children didn’t have to go through that due to the vaccines. And now parents taking us back in time is just so unnecessary and dangerous.

  9. February 5, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    As always, great collection, Nerdy.

    Meanwhile, in Library Land…

  10. February 5, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    This is what I wanted to embed instead. Child deaths have been cut in half worldwide in the last 2 decades. In the United States and Europe earlier. Unless you were born before 1965, you don’t remember peers who died from ordinary diseases during childhood. Nowadays, it’s an event because of vaccines.

    Vaccines/Antibiotics have ended the massive sanitariums of old, where sick people went to die. Its ended the Babyland sections of cemeteries and all of those little graves surrounding the big graves of their parents. It ended the phenomenom of epidemics after wars, when exposed soldiers came back home and infected the population like in 1919 and previous wars. No such thing happened after Vietnam, World War II, or Iraq. Soldiers are now vaccinated routinely.

  11. February 5, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    This just incenses me.

    • February 5, 2015 at 6:33 pm

      LL, people don’t realize that the Founders had three branches for a reason: the work is better when shared by all with imput from all. They need to pressure Congress instead on these issues. Presidents come and go, but Congresspeople can be forever.

  12. February 5, 2015 at 6:47 pm

  13. February 5, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Thanks Nerdy. Informative as usual..

  14. February 5, 2015 at 7:04 pm

  15. 41 Nerdy Wonka
    February 5, 2015 at 7:08 pm

  16. February 5, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Seriously?

    • 45 carolyn
      February 5, 2015 at 8:35 pm

      As if they aren’t lazy enough already! These new people just do not get the importance and exercise of governing. It is not to be done by tweets, or selfies……it requires face to face WORK and negotiation, and listening, and getting your hands dirty in the details!!!!

      • February 5, 2015 at 9:01 pm

        They probably just think they only need to vote what their crazy constituents think. Of late the GOP has been showing they do not believe in listening or respecting what the other side thinks so they do not believe in compromise.

  17. February 5, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    These 6 are truly an inspiration. POTUS must have been so proud.

  18. 48 Nerdy Wonka
    February 5, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Sometimes, critics are BS.

    • February 5, 2015 at 7:31 pm

      I mean, Jesus, there were parts of Tolkien that made me want to ride out of Helm’s Deep and cap some Orcs.

      • 50 MightyPamela
        February 5, 2015 at 7:53 pm

        I chose not to see the movies. Lord of the Rings Trilogy is hands down my lifelong favorite book. Many thought I was nuts not to see the Hollywood versions, many have never read the story all the way through. My love for the tale is so true, I knew I did not want any visuals other than the ones I have borne since first reading it in a 3-day marathon, Christmas 1969, snowed in at a remote lake in the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec. When the movies came out, I averted my eyes, closed my ears, and to this day have successfully held my own visions of Middle Earth. I’m kind of proud of that!! I feel for all those who still haven’t read it, for they will always see the characters as cast in the film version. Oh well. LibLib, you will understand, I am sure!!

  19. February 5, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    UGH

    Ms. Grunwald, an original member of Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign team who also worked on Mrs. Clinton’s 2008 White House bid, represents a nod to continuity after a stream of recent stories about Mrs. Clinton’s plans to hire advisers close to her one-time rival for the White House, President Obama. Mrs. Clinton’s camp has put out word that she will look to Mr. Margolis, Mr. Benenson, Robby Mook, John D. Podesta and Jennifer Palmieri — each of whom has worked or now works for Mr. Obama — to build her campaign. (Some of them, it should be noted, also have ties to the Clintons.)

  20. 59 JER
    February 5, 2015 at 7:38 pm

  21. February 5, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Love that people have come forward to support this little girl.

  22. February 5, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    This is supposed to be Downton Abbey decor? NOT.

    • 65 MightyPamela
      February 5, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      GOP flash in the pan. Here today, gone and forgotten tomorrow. Waste of air.

    • 66 Vicki
      February 5, 2015 at 8:17 pm

      He is one egomaniac weird dude.

      • 67 carolyn
        February 5, 2015 at 8:38 pm

        Oh come on…..none of the Crawleys would live like that. That whole scene is so obviously ersatz, phony, made up, nouveau riche…..can I find more adjectives? Some designer’s nightmare of what “nobility” lived like. NEW was not what they did.
        Remember the scene with Mary and the erstwhile fiancé, the newspaper publisher, when he showed her the manor house he was buying? She asked him how would he furnish it? He said go to the store and buy furniture. She calmly said “We inherit ours.” Nothing new….

  23. February 5, 2015 at 7:56 pm

  24. February 5, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Lots of folk will find this quite interesting ….

    bunches of updates via RTs in the sidebar ….

    unprecedented ….

  25. February 5, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    The B-I-L just sent an e-mail praising the wonders of Fox News. ???! Found the site about Fox viewers being less informed than folks who don’t watch news at all. Not having any luck finding that site about Fox News being wrong a high percentage of the time. Could have sworn that was in the news just a few months ago. Anybody have a link?

  26. 99 arapaho415
    February 5, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    This is distressing news…

  27. February 5, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Mark Knoller just franched a donut.

  28. 101 vcprezofan2
    February 5, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Howdy, TOD folks!

  29. 102 taiping1
    February 5, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    In case you missed it, wonderful comments of President Obama at the prayer breakfast, emphasizing the importance of humility, the Goldern Rule, freedom of speech and religion, and separation of church and state. He always rises above his attackers. Grace, dignity, compassion, dedication.

  30. February 5, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Sorry for the repeat if this has already been posted…. 🙂

  31. 109 amk for obama
    February 5, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    excuse me, is this the place where the famous person lives?


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