A Tweet Or Two And GGail’s Birthday





If you saw Selma, (which you should. There are no excuses) this moment hit you like a punch to the gut. 47 years later, and another innocent life taken away. May both their souls rest in peace



























Come for Twitter. Stay for the llamas









As always, we celebrate life. Happy birthday, GGail. Thank you for gracing TOD with your wonderful presence







172 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two And GGail’s Birthday”

  1. February 26, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Greetings, Mustafa,

    If you will allow me to appeal to you, Ilya Novikov showed me your appeal to me on the Internet. I have also often asked my lawyers how things are with your son, whose defense they are also involved in.

    It is a great honor for me that you have appealed to me. I know your history and the history of your people who in all times, imperial Russia oppressed no less than my people.

    And it would seem: free Tatars and free Ukrainians had only just began to breathe freely on their land, when once again our freedom and our choice of a path in life has been suppressed by the selfish ego of the “Kremlin”!

    But the bone is too tough for the teeth! It will choke!

    And not just on me alone, but all my people!

    Respected Mustafa, in your day, you accomplished a victory for your people, staging a hunger strike in prison for 303 days! If it had not been for your act, it is possible your people would never have returned to their land.. I have a worthy example — it is you! I have not been on a hunger strike as long, but I will withstand as much as needed so that my people have the right to be Ukrainians on Ukrainian Land, live righteously, honestly and by their conscience and to decide their fate on their own!

    Ukraine will be victorious! I believe!

    With enormous respect for you and the Tatar people

    Ukrainian Nadezhda Savchenko
    February 26, 2015

    Thank you, NW, for another excellent selection!!!

  2. February 26, 2015 at 7:53 pm

  3. 13 vcprezofan2
    February 26, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Well, Ms GGail, in case you have any energy left after your birthday dinner, you can give your legs a little shake before heading to bed. Many Happy Returns!

  4. 17 99ts
    February 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    It seems – at least for the next 2 years – the intertubes are something money can’t buy – I was beginning to wonder.

  5. February 26, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Thank you Nerdy. Every time I see a picture of Trayvon Martin, I feel sick inside. What a waste of a beautiful life.

  6. 21 arapaho415
    February 26, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    GE TODville,

    Happiest of BD’s to you, GGail. 🙂

    Great tweet roundup as usual, NW. The llama meme taking off on twitter is such a hoot.

    Here’s my pushback to @jiminhofe (found it very difficult to type the characters that spell out @sendansullivan — what a joke.

  7. February 26, 2015 at 8:16 pm

  8. February 26, 2015 at 8:19 pm

  9. February 26, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    A little nostalgic Thursday throwback to 2008 campaign. NOBODY can campaign and press the flesh like PRESIDENT OBAMA.

    Toward the end he asks about healthcare. Interesting.

  10. February 26, 2015 at 8:24 pm

  11. February 26, 2015 at 8:28 pm

  12. 27 jacquelineoboomer
    February 26, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Poor dumbass Jeb Bush
    Somebody gave his tush a push
    Told him to run in 2016
    Thinks he’ll wipe W’s slate clean
    He’s a fool if ya know what I mean
    Poor dumbass Jeb Bush.

  13. February 26, 2015 at 8:30 pm

  14. February 26, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    I didn’t know books had legs!

  15. February 26, 2015 at 8:32 pm

  16. 35 jacquelineoboomer
    February 26, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Christie is criticizing Jeb’s immigration position, saying repopulating Detroit with immigrants “That’s misdirecting the priorities”


    So what are the priorities, Christie? Time for a traffic problem in Detroit? #AHole

  17. February 26, 2015 at 8:40 pm

  18. February 26, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    This is quite something…”Have your yellow cake, eat it too”

    Quite frankly I don’t know if I will be able to support any D that attends this speech. Either your constituency is your district/state & the presidency or a foreign leader.

  19. February 26, 2015 at 8:46 pm

  20. 40 amk for obama
    February 26, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    loony left whine list

    Obamacare – check

    keystone – check

    net neutrality – check

    now, what else is left on these whiny nonvoters’ list?

  21. February 26, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    No one seems to be announcing their candidacy for President. If I didn’t know better I would think perhaps they want PBO to serve a third term?

  22. February 26, 2015 at 8:58 pm

  23. 47 amk for obama
    February 26, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    LOL. backatcha rethugs.

  24. 48 Dudette
    February 26, 2015 at 9:10 pm

  25. February 26, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    “CUNINICO, Peru — No one ever expected Cuninico, a small riverside fishing village tucked in the heart of the world’s largest rainforest, to run out of drinking water. But it happened last June. Since then this remote Amazon hamlet has relied on state-run oil company Petro Peru to deliver shipments of bottled water from the nearest city, nine hours down river. Cuninico’s problem isn’t a lack of water, rather a surplus of oil. After a state-owned pipeline burst last June, some 2,000 barrels of oil leached into a nearby tributary, poisoning the Marañon River, which for generations has been the main life-support system for the 150 people of this village….

    Community members say doctors have instructed them to avoid drinking the river water or using it to cook. Fish have become toxic, crippling the local economy and jeopardizing food security. “We’re very worried,” community leader Galo Vasquez told Fusion during a recent visit to the village. “Petro Peru has said they’re almost done cleaning up the spill and that they will not supply us with water anymore. But the water here is still contaminated. You see white foam on top of it, as it comes down the stream and enters the river.” ….continued”

  26. February 26, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    “Some 109-year-olds read books, or play bridge -– but not Alfred “Alfie” Date. The oldest man in Australia spends his time knitting tiny wool sweaters for tiny, injured penguins. The prolific knitter told Australia’s Channel Nine News that when Phillip Island’s Penguin Foundation requested the tiny sweaters following a massive oil spill that injured hundreds of Little Penguins, a species only found in southern Australia and New Zealand, he couldn’t refuse….

    …”The girls who used to work for me, they’ll tell you I’m a sucker. I can’t say no,” Date told Nine News. “It’s a good way of getting along in life. You make friends all the time but you don’t make a fool of yourself either,” he added. Date has been knitting for more than 80 years, but this was his first foray into bird knitwear. The Penguin Foundation stresses to eager knitters that “this is not a fashion statement” — the sweaters actually prevent the injured penguins from preening and swallowing the toxic oil….continued”

  27. 58 Nerdy Wonka
    February 26, 2015 at 9:19 pm

  28. February 26, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Good evening. At the end of your day, GGail, hope your day has been beyond fantastic.

    I have mostly lurked past two days. We made our trip to Nashville. Me–to check on my cousin. Husband–For his interview with Campus Crusade for Christ. (Also lined up some other phone interviews.). We walked all around the exhibit hall. At one point, he said, “It’s a little like a circus.” THEN……….soon as we got out of the parking lot, he said this: “I think what we saw there gives Christians a bad name.” I definitely agreed with him. We had a short discussion then dropped it until we were at lunch with the woman from UMNS who is working with him. (United Methodist News Service). Dave brought the topic up. The woman is obviously very liberal. We had a wonderful discussion. One would have thought my husband is a “flaming liberal.” What it comes down to is that he is turned off by the extremism of the religious right in social issues, but is ‘trying’ –my guess–to maintain his Republucan/conservative political stance. Hmmmmmm……….interesting times. 🙂

    • 61 amk for obama
      February 26, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      “I think what we saw there gives Christians a bad name.”

      Indeed. poor dood.

      • February 26, 2015 at 9:43 pm

        Yep. As I said, interesting times in my house. I share more and more things from TOD with him…….usually tweets about good, positive financial news, jobs, etc. He usually doesn’t comment, but I know I’ve gotten the good and correct info to him. Baby steps.

    • 64 theo67
      February 26, 2015 at 11:10 pm

      I’ve come to accept that there are conservatives, and then there are Republicans. The ones with conservative views – truly conservative – have nothing to do with the extremism, fanaticism and downright lunacy of the Republicans today. I know plenty of sane people with fiscal and social conservative views, who are not hateful and narrow-minded, as we see with the Republicans and their tea party handlers. Sounds like your husband got a rude awakening today.

      • February 26, 2015 at 11:33 pm

        He’s never been the extreme, TP fanatic. Yet, as we’ve said here, it’s people like him that continue to vote for anyone with the R after the name, regardless. I think for many millions of them, it’s a mix of habit, pride and maybe some very misguided hope that the party will finally stop acting like extreme fools. That’s nit happening though, is it?!

  29. February 26, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Thank you eeeeeeeeeeeenormously Nerdy – I will NEVER stop laughing at the llama tweets!!!!!

  30. 68 amk for obama
    February 26, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    things men do for wimmin.

  31. February 26, 2015 at 10:42 pm


  32. 85 arapaho415
    February 26, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    O/T and I know most of TODville has gone to bed, but is it possible that some people see a gold and white dress?

    This looks white and gold to me too.

  33. February 26, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    I want that ISIS piece of crap Mohammed Emwazi to remember one thing…..Osama bin Laden.

  34. 96 arapaho415
    February 26, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    And in news other than llamas… j/k this is about llamas, LOL.

    From the article:
    “This is the second llama escape in the United States today. In Phoenix, two llamas were found dashing in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community.”

  35. 97 Jeff
    February 26, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    So glad net neutrality has passed! So many naysayers claiming it wont be done that president Obama doesn’t care about us, blah blah.

  36. February 26, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Ok, everyone, I have a post dropping on my blog http://www.awritingcorner.com tomorrow at 10 a.m. PST which may be one of the best things I’ve written. Check it out!

  37. 100 jacquelineoboomer
    February 26, 2015 at 11:31 pm

  38. 101 GGail
    February 26, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    This is the perfect ending to a perfect TOD Big birthday! {{{thanks}}#

    I just returned from a great dinner with JoJo. She is so kind and funny as hell!

    Hope I can stay awake to see Scandal 😄

  39. February 26, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    I can now got to sleep……smh

  40. February 26, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    Heard this on the drive home from work. Brought back some sweet memories! Enjoy! 😀

  41. 114 Dudette
    February 26, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    Okay, I know I’m late to the party, but could somebody enlighten me on the llama thing and the dress thing? I’m so out of the loop.

  42. February 27, 2015 at 12:41 am

    GGail, I came late to your birthday party. I hope you had a wonderful birthday filled with fun, laughter, and lots of love. Happy Birthday!

    • 123 yardarm756
      February 27, 2015 at 12:58 am

      Nath, What’s up my Brother? I hope all is well.

      • February 27, 2015 at 1:51 am

        Hi Yardarm! I hope all is well with you and your family and you are surviving what appears to be a severe winter in Chi-town. Thanks for checking in on me, brother. 2014 was a bit tough on my family as we lost two precious cousins of mine and a very dear friend. I am still hanging in there. My daughter (she is writing her PhD dissertation) took over my computer because hers was damaged. Now and then, she let’s me use it. I don’t comment much, but whenever I am able to read TOD, I always enjoy and appreciate reading your informative posts.

        • 125 yardarm756
          February 27, 2015 at 1:56 am

          Sorry for your lost..Hang in man. The light at the end of the tunnel isn’t a train….RU getting my emails?

          • February 27, 2015 at 2:16 am

            Thanks, brother. Hanging on to the memories and good times we had. Sorry I’ve not been getting your e-mails. Did I give you my current e-mail address? I actually have several of them, so I am not sure which one I gave you. Besides, my daughter installed a new wireless modem which changed my settings and I have not been able to retrieve all my e-mails, but I am working on it.

            • 127 Dudette
              February 27, 2015 at 8:49 am

              So very sorry for the loss of your loved ones, nath. I hope sweet memories will help ease some of the pain for you.

    • 128 Dudette
      February 27, 2015 at 1:04 am

      Hey Nath and Yardarm! Good to see you fellas! 🙂

  43. February 27, 2015 at 12:58 am

    Guess I’ll just go with the theme and play some running music for the llamas! 😀

    • February 27, 2015 at 2:05 am

      “Born To Be Wild,” indeed! As far as I am concerned, the llamas are entitled to their freedom.

      Look at you! As always, you are having so much fun with the llamas. Your spirited and fun loving contributions to TOD make it a very special place to come too.

  44. 135 Dudette
    February 27, 2015 at 1:00 am

  45. 136 Dudette
    February 27, 2015 at 1:05 am

  46. 137 sjterrid
    February 27, 2015 at 1:05 am

    GGail, Happy Birthday! I’m so glad you had a great time on your birthday.

    Good night, TOD!

  47. 139 Dudette
    February 27, 2015 at 1:11 am

    😀 😀 😀

  48. 140 Dudette
    February 27, 2015 at 1:15 am

  49. 141 Dudette
    February 27, 2015 at 1:20 am

  50. 143 amk for obama
    February 27, 2015 at 1:31 am

    After starting off well, the west indies are starting to lose the plot with poor bowling and fielding. 258/3 off 40.

  51. 147 amk for obama
    February 27, 2015 at 1:39 am

    280-4 off 42. At this rate, 340+ is easypeasy for the proteas.

  52. 150 Dudette
    February 27, 2015 at 1:48 am

  53. 151 Dudette
    February 27, 2015 at 1:49 am

    Saved the best for llast! My Husband LLenneh! 😀

  54. 152 Dudette
    February 27, 2015 at 1:55 am

    Gotta go lie down. Goodnight! 🙂

  55. 156 99ts
    February 27, 2015 at 2:11 am

    34 from over 47!

  56. 157 99ts
    February 27, 2015 at 2:22 am

    Bgosh 5/408 by South Africa – hope the West Indies go for it

  57. 159 amk for obama
    February 27, 2015 at 2:27 am

    Graeme Swann Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    “They should test him. He’s not all man. He’s part machine. If you cut him open, it would be liquid metal. Holder has gone for 75 off his last three overs.”

  58. 160 amk for obama
    February 27, 2015 at 2:29 am

    South Africa captain AB de Villiers: “This game is only half way and the only thing on my mind is winning it. We want to go and defend this total now.”

    yeah AB, let’s see you defend THAT. #loser

  59. 161 amk for obama
    February 27, 2015 at 2:39 am

    “This is SA’s highest World Cup total beating 356-4 v WI at St George’s in 2007 and South Africa becoming the first team to have 4 totals over 350 in World Cup matches.”

    • 162 amk for obama
      February 27, 2015 at 2:48 am

      And we still hold the record for the highest WC total. 413 for five against the mighty Bermuda in 2007. 😎

  60. 163 amk for obama
    February 27, 2015 at 2:49 am

    AB De Villiers has recorded the fastest 150 in ODI history by reaching the mark in 64 balls, beating the previous record of 83 balls by Shane Watson against Bangladesh in Mirpur in 2011.

  61. 169 amk for obama
    February 27, 2015 at 4:47 am

    wets indies -109/8 – #boring.

    • 170 99ts
      February 27, 2015 at 4:49 am

      Not sure that boring is quite the word – but sure is all over bar the shouting

      Our illustrious PM just happens to be holding a meeting in New Zealand at the minute – wonder why that would be?

  62. 171 amk for obama
    February 27, 2015 at 6:06 am

    AB’s ‘record’ against west indies

    fastest 50 off 16 balls

    fastest 100 off 31 balls

    and today

    fastest 150 off 64 balls.

    the man is a machine.

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