A Tweet Or Two









This is the perfect response to a white feminist who believes it is her right to dictate to a Black woman what she should do with her life and career. Bravo, Jessica Williams!

















Apparently, this is now what we’re calling an apology. [insert eye roll here]






Presenting Ron Paul the racist










93 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”

  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    February 17, 2015 at 8:55 pm


  2. 10 vcprezofan2
    February 17, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Wonder if I’d miss the train if I was only two minutes late?

  3. 14 Judith Fardig
    February 17, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    What a treasure trove, NW! In honor of surpassing the goal with ACA signups, I’m bringing this clip over to highlight the shoe-leather work of community organizing that has been so crucial to this successful enrollment period. We’re not done yet! The NXNE Clinic is a very special, caring place. My OFA team has worked with them to publicize their enrollment efforts.

  4. February 17, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Nerdy? Love ya. Thank you for another stupendous round-up of the day!!

  5. 20 laraofzhivago
    February 17, 2015 at 9:16 pm

  6. 25 amk for obama
    February 17, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Israel’s financial watchdog says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu improperly used state funds for his family, following complaints by the opposition.

    State Comptroller Joseph Shapira found “excessive” sums had been spent by Mr Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, on food, furniture and gardening at their state residence and private home.

    Some of the evidence has been passed to the attorney-general for investigation.

    Mr Netanyahu promised to implement the recommendations to curb spending.

    But he also criticised the “ongoing media campaign” surrounding the report, which he said was aimed at toppling him.


    yeah, everyone is out to get you, corrupt n yahoo.

    • 26 arapaho415
      February 17, 2015 at 11:24 pm

      Saw this on @nytimes home page which said that $68K went to “grooming costs over two years.”

      Hellalot of primping going on in that household, paid for by the state of Israel, subsidized by the USA.

      For all those RWNJs who froth at the mouth at “subsidizing” health care and to prevent children from starving, please proceed.

      The article opens:
      “Food costs at the Israeli prime minister’s residence more than doubled after Benjamin Netanyahu took office in 2009, reaching nearly $120,000 in 2012, a third of it in takeout meals. The state paid about $2,000 a month to clean the Netanyahus’ private home in the seaside town of Caesarea, though the family spent most of its time in Jerusalem.”

      I’ll clean an empty house for $2K a month.

    • 27 57andfemale
      February 18, 2015 at 7:02 am

      “But he also criticised the “ongoing media campaign” surrounding the report, which he said was aimed at toppling him.”

      That’s called politics, Bib, you dumb shit.

      When the news reports lie and spread lies, you can cry “foul”. If it’s true and it illuminates your character or how you use government, then it is “news” and is deserving of coverage.

      You meglomaniacal jackass

      • 28 amk for obama
        February 18, 2015 at 7:03 am

        and a very good mornin’ to you too, 57f. #heatingfixed?

        • 29 57andfemale
          February 18, 2015 at 7:09 am

          I am sitting in my freezing office as we speak. The contractor said he would be back from vacation this week, with all indications that it would be the beginning of the week. (“I’ll come and take measurements for the duct work over the weekend,” he told me LAST Tuesday.) After no response to several messages, I called my friend who works for this guy. He won’t be back until THIS Thursday, when he reports to work as a firefighter. So it will be the weekend at the earliest. We have a web of fans and space heaters to distribute heat. Unfortunately, none of it gets into my home office.

          So to make a long story long, NO! The heat is NOT fixed. It is currently 4 degrees in Chicago.

          • 30 amk for obama
            February 18, 2015 at 7:13 am

            that’s too bad. I hated ny too during winter. any chance you can move in with your friends/relatives (and bug them, hey turn up the heat, I am chillin here)? how are the critters handling it?

            • 31 57andfemale
              February 18, 2015 at 9:41 am

              We’re managing. The friends that we could impose upon have a houseful of cats and two dogs. I can’t imagine that particular brand of chaos. If we continually tweak the fans, etc. we can keep the house livable. Kasper and Nickelby have enough fur to not notice (although both of them are particularly snuggly under the blankets). Pearl must wear a sweater in the house, which she hates. I finally found one that she couldn’t get out of – she was none too happy. Thanks for asking, amk.

  7. 33 arapaho415
    February 17, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    GE TODville.

    More on #POTUSunplugged #LameDuckMyAss:

  8. 34 amk for obama
    February 17, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    The guard informed us they were there to celebrate the Frinch Festival parade in Adelaide. The laidback South Australian city prides itself on being host to the largest arts festival. He reciprocated and asked us why we were there. We told him that we’re from the media covering the World Cup. The security guard gave us a quizzical look, and then after a few seconds of deliberation, asked us a question we have all been dreading. “Is the World Cup in Australia?”

    After we have nodded our surprised assents, a follow-up shocked us even more.

    “Do India and Pakistan play on Sunday?”

    So here is a non-Indian, non-Pakistani security person who doesn’t know much about the World Cup but knows when India and Pakistan will play!


  9. February 17, 2015 at 10:08 pm

  10. 41 99ts
    February 17, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Pierce has such a way with words

    “The country is smarter than John Boehner — and I include the country’s rocks as well as its people.”


  11. February 17, 2015 at 10:43 pm

  12. 45 forus50
    February 17, 2015 at 10:45 pm

  13. 46 vcprezofan2
    February 17, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Don’t know if “Vice Sports” is a legitimate source, but was surprised by their video clip of Chelsea supporters (in Paris) denying train entry to a black man.

    Chelsea Fans Chant ‘We’re Racist’ While Keeping Black Man off Train – February 17, 2015 | 6:52 PM Aaron Gordon

    […………video clip……………..]

    European soccer has a racism problem. This is the opposite of news, but today has been a particularly potent reminder. It began this morning with former Italy manager, Arrigo Sacchi, making a classic “I’m not racist, but…” racist remark. From the Guardian:
    I have been misrepresented, how could I be racist? I just said I saw a game featuring a team who fielded four coloured boys. My history speaks for itself, I always coached teams with different colours and I bought many, both at Milan and at Madrid. I just wanted to point out that we are losing our national pride and identity.


  14. 48 forus50
    February 17, 2015 at 10:52 pm

  15. 49 vcprezofan2
    February 17, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Since I’m working tomorrow, I will take myself off and go search out some sleep.

    Bonne nuit, every.body!

  16. February 17, 2015 at 11:18 pm

  17. 52 Dudette
    February 17, 2015 at 11:29 pm

  18. February 17, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    The Wall Street Journal’s editorial is outrageous. Sounds like something we could hear on hate radio. Calling the president “Barry”, talking about failure and scandal… Sounds like the worst of right-wing hate radio.

    They’re corporatists, they’re addicted to failed economic models, and they hate the President’s policies. But at least, couldn’t they keep a serious and dignified tone. That editorial is just trash.

    • February 17, 2015 at 11:38 pm

      That editorial is just trash.



    • February 17, 2015 at 11:40 pm

      After six years of their disrespect, their racism, do we expect anything better from those racists right wing tea party Republicans? I sure don’t.

    • 56 majiir
      February 18, 2015 at 12:04 am

      Our president is a better person than I, and I admire him for it. I would have gone “off” on many on the right the very first time they said/wrote something stupid about me. These tools are jonesing for a rw wealthy-worshiping, fake theocrat like GWB to lead us into another unnecessary war and another recession. Only then will they be happy campers again. A pox on all of their houses.

  19. February 17, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    The more i hear about the atrocities that ISIS has committed…the more i begin to think of them as Nazis….kidnapping and burning children to death while other children watch…harvesting organs….are the latest reports…

    who is financing ISIS…

    i had read that the Saudis have a hand in this…i do not know…ISIS has become a threat to every Muslim country in the region…

    • 58 amk for obama
      February 18, 2015 at 2:18 am

      It is their problem, both created and financed by their own countries and different factions/tribes. Zero percent achievement in US getting involved.

  20. February 17, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    Saw some poll were it says that 47% of Americans want America to send ground troops over to fight ISIS. Republicans are behind all this B.S. I do not believe that Americans want our men and women to go over there into another war. The same poll talks about how Americans are not please with how the President is handling the fight against ISIS. As I said Republicans are behind that poll and the sorry ass media is working right with them. President Obama I do not want ground troops sent to Iraq.

    • 62 majiir
      February 18, 2015 at 12:10 am

      My take on who should be first in line to deal with ISIS is the same as the president’s. ISIS is knocking at the front doors of the countries in the region, and if they don’t get off their behinds and find the courage to deal with them, they deserve to have to deal with the atrocities they commit. I was cursing when I read that Chris Matthews said that we’re losing the “moral war” with ISIS. Sorry, CM, but I don’t feel it’s our moral obligation to be on the front line in taking the fight to ISIS. Provide advice and technical assistance? Yes. Send our troops to die when nations in the region recoil in fear from ISIS? Hell, no.

  21. 63 majiir
    February 17, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    Nice roundup, NW. Even though over 11 million have signed up for Obamacare, Politico is pushing doom and gloom with the headline: ”
    “Behind the curtain, troubles persist in HealthCare.gov.” http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/healthcare-gov-troubles-115276.html?hp=t2_r


  22. February 17, 2015 at 11:58 pm

  23. February 18, 2015 at 12:05 am

    reminds me of a Star Trek episode…

  24. 68 Dudette
    February 18, 2015 at 12:23 am

  25. 69 Dudette
    February 18, 2015 at 12:25 am

  26. 72 Dudette
    February 18, 2015 at 12:34 am

  27. 76 Dudette
    February 18, 2015 at 12:36 am

    Buona notte!

  28. February 18, 2015 at 2:08 am

    Before departing, not to be missed!!!!



  29. 79 amk for obama
    February 18, 2015 at 2:24 am

    The US has opened a three-day summit on countering violent extremism.

    Representatives from around the world are attending the gathering, which follows shooting incidents in Denmark, France and Australia.

    Vice President Joe Biden said it was imperative to engage with immigrants who may be radicalised because of marginalisation.

    “Societies have to provide an affirmative alternative for immigrant communities,” he said.

    The vice president said that countries needed to provide “a sense of belonging that discredits the terrorist’s appeal to fear, isolation, hatred and resentment”.

    The White House believes Europe is especially susceptible to terror attacks because immigrants there are often less well integrated into society.


    However correspondents say the White House also wants to instil a sense of urgency to counter the threat posed by home-grown terrorism and the radicalisation and recruitment of Americans, especially disaffected young people.

    On Wednesday, President Barack Obama will address the White House conference before speaking at the state department on Thursday at a gathering which will be attended by representatives from roughly 60 countries, including Jordan, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and France.


  30. 84 amk for obama
    February 18, 2015 at 2:37 am

    Footage has emerged which appears to show Chelsea football fans preventing a black man from boarding a Paris train.

    In the amateur video, the man repeatedly tries to get on the crowded Metro carriage but is pushed off.

    A group of people can be heard singing: “We’re racist, we’re racist and that’s the way we like it.”

    A Chelsea FC spokesman said the behaviour was “abhorrent” and the club would support any criminal action against those involved.

    The footage was obtained by the Guardian, which reported that the incident happened at Richelieu-Drouot station in the centre of the French capital on Tuesday evening.


  31. 85 amk for obama
    February 18, 2015 at 3:06 am

    afghanisthan 3-3-3. perfect start

  32. 91 amk for obama
    February 18, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Swiss prosecutors are searching offices of the Geneva subsidiary of HSBC bank in an inquiry into alleged money-laundering.

    They said they were investigating HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) and “persons unknown for suspected aggravated money laundering”.

    The investigation could be extended to people suspected of committing or participating in money laundering.

    HSBC said it was “co-operating with the Swiss authorities.”


    $wi$$ “concerned” about money laundering???? This is a BFD.

  33. 93 amk for obama
    February 18, 2015 at 7:23 am

    The governor of the US state of Alabama has apologised to the Indian government for the treatment of an Indian man left partially paralysed after being thrown to the ground by a policeman.

    Robert Bentley said the policemen used “excessive force” on Sureshbhai Patel, 57, earlier this month.

    The officer involved was charged with the assault but has pleaded not guilty.

    Mr Patel, who had recently arrived in the US, has filed a legal case alleging race played a part in the incident.

    The governor said the state would investigate the incident along with the FBI. Police officials in Madison have apologised to Mr Patel and his family.


    has pleaded not guilty???

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