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92 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. March 3, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    My favourite time of day.

  2. 7 amk for obama
    March 3, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    furst

  3. 8 jacquelineoboomer
    March 3, 2015 at 8:36 pm

  4. March 3, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Nerdy, you’ll put the news industry out of business because your round-ups are all we need to catch up with everything. Thank you Legend, and thank you for all the wonderful posts today.

  5. 20 amk for obama
    March 3, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    ^5 on roundup.

  6. 22 amk for obama
    March 3, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has set fire to 15 tonnes of elephant ivory as part of the East African nation’s efforts to curb poaching.

    The ivory, with a black market value of $30m (£19.4m), is the largest consignment to be destroyed in Kenya.

    “Many of these tusks belonged to elephants which were wantonly slaughtered by criminals,” he said at the ceremony in Nairobi National Park.

    Elephant ivory is often smuggled to Asia for use in ornaments.

    Rhinos are also poached for their horns for use in traditional medicine.

    Conservationists have warned that elephants could be wiped out in some parts of Africa in the next few years.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-31716134

  7. March 3, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Ok folks, when you’re all done taking in Nerdy’s news, take a dance break.

    See everyone later tonight.

    • March 3, 2015 at 8:59 pm

      LL, I started early.i just could not help myself.
      As I was left in the dust again on the very last post.
      My timing is absolutely perfect!
      A mess of snow here in NY.
      Surely, I will not be going out tonight in that mess.

  8. 25 japa21
    March 3, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Good evening folks. This is a little long but I had to share an email I received from the President of Penzey’s Spices, a large chain of spice stores with, as far as we are concerned, extremely high quality goods. Ised just outside Milwaukee. And with no further ado or comment:

    The Pi Day of the century, 3.14/15 is only a little over a week away. For a time now Pi Day has been all about fun and of course pie, but with the way in recent years, science and even reality itself have come more and more under attack, I’m thinking maybe this year it’s time for Pi Day to emerge as something more than just fun.
    For so much of our history, the people of our country and the world have benefited greatly from the science-based reality that has shaped America’s future. Science may be based on numbers, but science’s actual value is in its humanity. It’s beyond doubt that through science and the honest representation of reality our lives have become safer, healthier and happier.
    Yet today the very science that has done so much to reduce suffering in our lives is now under attack. From the climate, to vaccines, to Wisconsin’s own Governor Walker’s belief that there are more votes in denying evolution than there are in embracing it, clearly somewhere something has gone very wrong. There is more than enough blame to go all around for how we got here, but maybe this is one of those times that where we are is not nearly as important as where we need to be.
    Maybe rather than a debate of our differences, what we need is a celebration of what we share. At Penzeys we think Pi Day could grow into just the holiday we need. There really is no time to lose to get on to celebrating the truth of science-based reality and the math behind it. And there is also no time better than now to get back to celebrating the kindness, compassion and the nurturing nature of our shared humanity that has always been behind the very best that science has brought to our lives.
    In Pi, the number is all the value and beauty and wonder that is at the heart of the reality science holds. In the gift of a good slice of pie, the desert is all the kindness and compassion that our shared humanity encompasses. Pi Day really is ready to become so much more. And could there be a better day to relaunch Pi Day as the holiday we truly need than 3.14/15; the Pi Day of the Century?
    So we are reaching out to our customers for help. We need your stories and a recipe or two. We already have good stories in the works for living with climate change, the value of vaccines, evolution, and the psychology/brain chemistry of why as humans we are so resistant to seeing the certainty of climate change.
    Where we still really need your help is in finding an economist or two to speak to why our deficit spending has left our economy and our humanity in so much better shape than what Europe is facing today. And we could also use one more person with the knowledge to speak to the monetary cost and the human cost of sending to prison people who simply need treatment instead.
    For recipes we are flexible. Pies are great but not necessary. Maybe you have another baked good you like to share. Or possibly you have a way you like to make some other circular item: a sliced carrot recipe, scallops are always popular, or even a beet salad that’s an old family tradition would do the trick. We really are flexible.
    The important thing is if you have the science, or the numbers, or the knowledge that is needed for good policy making in the fields of economics or restorative justice please actually contact us. Don’t wait for someone else to do it. Just email a phone number where we can reach you and I will have one of our friendly writers give you a call.
    It’s time to get off the sidelines. We can’t let science and all the goodness it can bring to our lives be a victim of our cultural wars. I don’t mean to be overly dramatic, but the future really is at stake here. With your help 3.14/15 could be the turning point the world so very much needs.
    We realize we are looking for a needle in a haystack here, and on short notice. If you know someone who fits what we are looking for, please forward this email to them, or better yet, give them a call.
    Thanks,
    Bill Penzey
    bill@penzeys.com

    • 26 MightyPamela
      March 3, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      Japa, this is just excellent, superb!! THIS is what small business can set in motion, and gather momentum all the way to turning things around. I just know it! I will copy and paste this over to my FB page, where I actually have a number of chefs and well-known cooks and kitchen people browsing around all the time. Innovative ideas which bring us closer together, that is the way to the future!! Thank you, and thank you to Bill Penzey!

    • March 3, 2015 at 11:03 pm

      Very impressive, John. Bill Penzey is to be admired …

      “At Penzeys we think Pi Day could grow into just the holiday we need. There really is no time to lose to get on to celebrating the truth of science-based reality and the math behind it. And there is also no time better than now to get back to celebrating the kindness, compassion and the nurturing nature of our shared humanity that has always been behind the very best that science has brought to our lives.

      In Pi, the number is all the value and beauty and wonder that is at the heart of the reality science holds. In the gift of a good slice of pie, the desert is all the kindness and compassion that our shared humanity encompasses. Pi Day really is ready to become so much more. And could there be a better day to relaunch Pi Day as the holiday we truly need than 3.14/15; the Pi Day of the Century?

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      It’s time to get off the sidelines. We can’t let science and all the goodness it can bring to our lives be a victim of our cultural wars. I don’t mean to be overly dramatic, but the future really is at stake here. With your help 3.14/15 could be the turning point the world so very much needs.”

      That is simply brilliant!!!

      Thank you for sharing, John, and I encourage you, since you know their products, to contact him directly and urge him to write to President Obama and First Lady Obama and the President’s Science Advisor John P. Holdren and request that they get involved, bring attention to the resurgence of Pi Day on 3.14/15 (just toooooo cool for words!!!!)

    • March 4, 2015 at 8:16 am

      Penzeys is a good company with great products and know I learn that they are also like-minded and care about our politics and our planet. Thank you for sharing this, japa21.

  9. 30 MightyPamela
    March 3, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Okay. I have finally learned to just quit trying to post from my phone. Invariably, whatever witty or insightful comment I make – Poof! – gone, gone, gone. And it is not always WP’s fault.. so, I will stay on trusty laptop for really important stuff, such as: Full Moon is approaching, yes it is!
    For those of us who can actually see the sky, the opposition occurs at 1:05pmEST (10:05amPST) on Thursday 5 March 2015, at 14.50 in the sign of Virgo. Also, 3/5/15 marks Purim. So, we have a great deal to consider here! Now, having done my best, I will return to trying to figure out what part of the Universe I dwell in. ❤

  10. 31 sjterrid
    March 3, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Thank you, NW. I always look forward to reading your Tweets of the Day and Laughter at the End of the Day threads. You do a better job of journalism than any of the overpaid MSM.

  11. 33 Nerdy Wonka
    March 3, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    • 34 jacquelineoboomer
      March 3, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      Perfect. There must be 400K photos of the President’s laughing at them, and they’re all keepers!

    • March 3, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      Don’t mean to be shallow, but….this pic is putting me in a ‘Naughty Mat’ frame of mind. Just being an honest TODer this evening.

    • 37 amk for obama
      March 3, 2015 at 10:23 pm

      The spending bill cleared the House on a 257-167 vote only because of the unanimous support of House Democrats.

      All 167 “no” votes came from Republicans — more than twice as many as the 75 who supported the bill. Out of 21 House GOP committee chairmen, 12 broke with leadership and voted against the clean funding bill. Nine voted “yes.”

      Hey murka, your beloved ‘patriotic’ repubs at work to ‘protect & serve’ ya. But for dems, your goose (and boner’s) would have been cooked.

  12. 41 vcprezofan2
    March 3, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Toodle-di-doo, folks! Work is on the agenda again tomorrow, so I’m going to try and lure some sleep my way. I didn’t do a good job of this last night so am more tired than usual. Enjoy the rest of your night in the village!

  13. March 3, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Jesus, Pakistan is on course to score just 250-270 runs. Against UAE. Which, you know, imported its team.

  14. 43 desertflower
    March 3, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Thank you, Nerdy. Thank you. Thank you for this nightly round up of the day’s news. All we need. You are a tireless warrior for all that is important and just. Hugs and gratefulness to you for another fine roundup:)

  15. 45 EricFive
    March 3, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    So to recap, Boner caved on DHS funding and Bibi got a custom made clown suit for that speech. PBO just brushed that nonsense off his shoulders and kept it moving. I still think this embarrassing stunt was done mainly to help Bibi’s election chances. U.S. Congress as campaign prop. That spectacle diminished everyone involved. As his enemies expose themselves as small minded, petty fools, PBO continues to rise in stature.

    • 46 jacquelineoboomer
      March 3, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      Just one of the gazillion reasons why we admire our President so much.

    • 47 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      March 3, 2015 at 10:30 pm

      SMALL MINDED,PETTY FOOLS WITH TUNNEL VISION THAT ONLY LEADS THEM TO THEIR OWN POCKETS…TODAY WAS JUST A PREVIEW OF THINGS TO COME BECAUSE I BELIEVE THE TP/TOILETPAPER BOYS HAVE MORE IN STORE TO TRY TO UNSEAT MY ENERGIZER PRESIDENT. HOWEVA………….MY ENERGIZER PRESIDENT IS WELL AWARE OF THE DECEITFUL PLANS OF THESE SMALL MINDED FILL IN THE BLANKS AND HE SHALL HAVE THEM RUNNING WITH THEIR SHORT TAILS BETWEEN THEIR LEGS…PLEASE NOTE…I SAID SHORT!

  16. 48 jacquelineoboomer
    March 3, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    • 49 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      March 3, 2015 at 10:57 pm

      BEAUTIFUL…AND I PUT THE URANIUM CONTAMINATION STORY ON MY FB…UNFORTUNATELY I HAVE COVERED MANY CONTAMINATION STORIES IN MY LIFE…IT NEVER ENDS!

  17. March 3, 2015 at 10:31 pm

  18. March 3, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    • 56 amk for obama
      March 3, 2015 at 10:44 pm

      The difference is she is ‘running’ for president. Also. Too. Citing repubs to argue your case is lame.

      • 57 arapaho415
        March 3, 2015 at 11:54 pm

        Respectively disagree, amk.

        It’s ODS by MSM/GOP/NRA/Comcast/Kochs.

        I tuned into most of the daily WHPB today, and the majority of questioners asked about HRC emails. Most of the other questions were about Bibi. Only a handful of questions about anything else.

        Today’s WHPB was unique because people who don’t normally attend (like Zeke Miller/TIME and Peter Baker NYT) were there.

        It’s eye-opening to watch this spectacle.

        You would swear that they have earpieces and repeat the SAME question that is fed to them by Koch or Adelson.

        All these overpaid GOP cheerleaders are going to attack PBO throughout the 2016 campaign for President — they’ll parrot whatever the GOP ‘candidate of the date’ is complaining about or attack PBO for any perceived shortcoming by a Dem candidate.

        The WHPC jackals behavior looks and feels like watching a high school cafeteria in session.

        • 58 arapaho415
          March 3, 2015 at 11:56 pm

          • 59 amk for obama
            March 4, 2015 at 12:06 am

            If she wasn’t running for prez, this issue would have been a nothingburger. Given the open animosity of the emmessem against this admin, how could she act in such a stupid manner? What is the compelling reason to use her personal mail id? It raises transparency/coverup issues. What is the compelling reason not to use gov mail id? Incompetence and/or arrogance is the issue here. When PBO has been above board since day one using gov mail id, what justifies her action?

            • 60 arapaho415
              March 4, 2015 at 12:20 am

              HRC is defensive by nature. That’s one of the reasons she would make a terrible President.

              The others are that she lies and is secretive and would have WJC rattling around the WH with nothing to do.

              Just saying that it will be a nauseating 18 months with the WHPC attacking PBO from the 2016 election perspective. Only about 25% of their questions and focus will be on issues that affect Americans from a policy perspective.

              The remaining 75% will be on items of a gossipy nature, something for their bloated, inexperienced Campaign 2016 staff to work on.

      • 61 arapaho415
        March 4, 2015 at 12:00 am

        One of the WHPC questions had to do with Petraeus, reaming PBO because of the secrets leaked under his watch by attacking Josh Earnest accusing this WH of being relentless pursuing journalists who publish leaks.

        The frigging MSM had Petraeus on a goddam pedestal during the GWB administration, he could do no wrong.

      • 62 nospin
        March 4, 2015 at 4:56 pm

        I agree 100% amk. She didn’t just use it sometimes, she used her personal email consistently to conduct Top Secret SOS business. Which is idiotic no matter how you try to spin it.

    • March 3, 2015 at 10:45 pm

      The HRC email, like Bibi’s speech, is a pure distraction from the GOP camp that cannot govern. When we talk about extremists, we shouldn’t forget those in Congress.

  19. 64 jacquelineoboomer
    March 3, 2015 at 10:35 pm

  20. March 3, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    They would if they could, those wacko-birds.

  21. March 3, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    So I guess the HRC PR people put out that supposed “leak” about her emails last night just to give her publicity for her #EMilyList30 speech tonight – which would otherwise have gone largely unnoticed.

    In any case, if she needs her PR people to disguise publicity in the form of made-up scandals, she shouldn’t be running for President….Given her stature and name recognition, she should command enough attention just telling it as is…not resorting to stupid games to get people to take notice.

    • 68 jacquelineoboomer
      March 3, 2015 at 10:51 pm

      Everybody on my Twitter TL who tweeted about her today got unfollowed by me. Sick of it. As you intimated, the Clintons think “scandals” are a good thing. I don’t.

    • 77 nospin
      March 4, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      “HRC PR people put out that supposed “leak” about her emails last night just to give her publicity for her #EMilyList30 speech tonight”

      I won’t be watching. although to be fair, I wasn’t going to watch anyway….but don’t see how this would increase viewership especially when she won’t even address the decision of using a personal email to conduct top secret business. not convinced it was a publicity stunt. no one is that silly..well the GOP would be but any sane person would not think this is a winning strategy.

  22. March 3, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    bbl ….

    • 79 MightyPamela
      March 3, 2015 at 11:34 pm

      UhOh, when I clicked on this link, Page Could Not Be Found error message came up. It is Wh tho. Night all. Sweet dreams of the full moon, big hugs all around. I miss my kitty – I always called her ‘the hot water bottle that never goes cold’, gotta miss that for sure. _^..^_

  23. 83 99ts
    March 4, 2015 at 12:12 am

    I felt this report on our ABC about the congress speech today presented a fair and moderate point of view.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-04/mayfield-netanyahus-political-tactics-imperil-historic-deal/6280060

    Netanyahu’s political tactics imperil historic deal

    It seems Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has put his own domestic political concerns ahead of the nuclear deal with Iran. We can only hope this doesn’t backfire spectacularly, writes Tim Mayfield.

    From Israel’s perspective, far and away the most important factor in securing its borders from hostile neighbours, including Iran, is its alliance with the US. This applies even in the event that Tehran develops nuclear weapons.

    As such, Netanyahu’s gambit of tearing down the negotiations with Iran is a fraught one insofar as it has divided opinion in both his own country as well as that of Israel’s primary ally and benefactor.
    …..

    The main issue in this regard is that a key pillar of diplomacy is for any nation to be seen to be speaking with a united voice. This is why bipartisanship is both emphasised and so highly-prized in the foreign affairs of all countries. Without it, opponents can play to internal divisions or simply hedge their bets and prolong negotiations until the domestic wheel inevitably turns.
    …..

    Let us make no mistake, Iran has acted unconscionably in seeking to develop nuclear weapons while hiding behind the fig leaf of a civilian program. However, with Tehran finally acting in good faith under the guidance of the moderate president Hassan Rouhani, there is an opportunity to secure a historic deal.

    For this to go begging because Likud needs a bogeyman to boost its ailing electoral fortunes would be a terrible travesty.

  24. 84 jacquelineoboomer
    March 4, 2015 at 12:38 am

    I never watch Chris Matthews any more … but I notice from afar that once before every full moon, he gets something right.

  25. March 4, 2015 at 1:30 am

    Before departing, just wanted to set the record straight with two folk who could defeat #NEOCONSTERbibi ….

  26. March 4, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Gooood Morning Ms Chips…GM NW…GM TODers….

    yesterday was a world wind….Netanyhau…the collapse of Boehner…again…Pelosi and Reid attending Netayahu’s speech..but then Forcing the GOP to pass a clean bill…holding their caucuses together…

    The President showing once again…that he is indeed THE PRESIDENT….

    as Bob always says….

    #TrustBarack

  27. March 4, 2015 at 5:57 am

    Will do all that i can to support this Governor…he will need an OFA type group…

  28. 90 Linda
    March 4, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Good Morning.

    Since Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu arrived in the U.S., President Obama’s approval rating has increased by 5 points in the Gallup poll.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2015/03/03/americans-rally-president-obama-approval-jumps-5-points-netanyahu.html


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