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Apr
15

A Tweet Or Two

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Barack Obama

President Barack Obama waves during his arrival on Air Force One, at Norman Manley International Airport in Palisadoes, Jamaica

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Barack Obama, Yvette D. Clarke

President Barack Obama accompanied by Rep. Yvette D Clarke, D-NY, step from Air Force One

Barack Obama, Portia Simpson-Miller

U.S. President Obama gets a hug from  from Jamaica's Prime Minister Simpson Miller as he arrives aboard Air Force One at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston

President Barack Obama is greeted by Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller

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Black people must be wondering if there is any positive in calling the cops if they need help; it just might result in them getting killed by the same people sworn to protect and serve

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If a video hadn’t emerged, these lies would have been believed by some in the public that still 100% trusts cops. Walter Scott didn’t struggle with the cop for his taser. The cop planted it by his dead body after murdering him

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Just be white. Sad but increasingly true

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The media is complicit in these tragedies that don’t value black lives. A black man is mauled to death by a cop’s dog as the cop watches, and this reporter’s response is to use a pun

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Bravo, Dudette

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Truth

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Every. Day.

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This is what happens when you don’t value the lives of POC

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May Walter Scott rest in peace

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There is a special place in hell for people who start funds for cops who commit murder

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This

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Infamous conservative douchebag is also an abusive douchebag

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Bravo

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A special seat in hell awaits people like this

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Yeah, because it’s funny to be a racist

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Shrink, heal thyself


106 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”


  1. 16 JER
    April 8, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    LIVE NOW: Police shooting rally in Charleston, SC. – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  2. April 8, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    We should all chip in and get some swag for JBoomer 😎

  3. 21 amk for obama
    April 8, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    propane jane nails it. in every tweet.

  4. April 8, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Apple Update became available today

  5. April 8, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    You’re a gem Nerdy, thank you.

  6. April 8, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Bravooooooooooooo on the Tweets….Awesome collection…..ty NW

  7. April 8, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    This day I will never forget. Welcome to Jamaica Mr.President

  8. April 8, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    This is scary in how accurate the write-up would have been:

  9. 35 Nerdy Wonka
    April 8, 2015 at 9:46 pm

  10. April 8, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    tweet time!! THANK YOU for the panorama, NerdyW!!

  11. April 8, 2015 at 9:49 pm

  12. 40 jacquelineoboomer
    April 8, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Ugh. I never watch Rachel anymore, but the one time I tune in, since forever, she mentions a petition on the WH website that would seek to ban “conversion therapy” for LGBT citizens. Sad story connected with the petition, and it appears it has the requisite number of signatures to gain WH response. But at the end of her commentary, Rachel had to add a postscript that the petition segment of the WH website may be working in this case to get the administration’s attention, and something like the petition website has “otherwise been looked at as a joke.”

    To whom, Rachel? A joke?

    Grrrr. And ugh.

    • April 8, 2015 at 10:00 pm

      “the petition website has otherwise been looked at as a joke”

      To privileged TV folk, perhaps, who have a soapbox very single friggn’ day – so can comfortably afford to sneer at efforts to allow the ‘little’ people’s voices be heard.

      She’s brilliant, Jacqueline, but I just can’t watch her anymore because of crap like this.

      • 42 jacquelineoboomer
        April 8, 2015 at 10:04 pm

        Agree, totally. We’re all just supposed to sit on our hands and listen to the Gospel of Rachel? No, thanks. (I find her very unworldly, for all her intelligence.) (Ha – like I’m so worldly!)

        • April 8, 2015 at 10:07 pm

          You know the way I come out in a rash if I even see Jon Stewart’s face? 😕 Rachel doesn’t piss me off quite as much, but it’s close – both brilliant, smart, funny, witty; both so far removed from real life the gap is nigh on unbridgeable.

      • 56 TrumpDog
        April 8, 2015 at 10:55 pm

        I haven’t been able to stand her since she said Pres. Obama didn’t really want DADT repealed.
        A lot of people say she’s brilliant and does a good job reporting. But I could never get past that swipe against the president.
        Many times, I find her short sighted and too quick to knee-jerk. And that’s why she will always get the side-eye from me.

        • April 8, 2015 at 10:56 pm

          Yeah TrumpDog, that was one of her lower weirder moments, an absolute lie, and she must have known it. I think that’s when I said ‘buh bye’ too.

    • 58 amk for obama
      April 8, 2015 at 10:02 pm

      left wing whines. right wing votes. the end.

  13. April 8, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    This goes with Dudette’s comments

    • 63 jacquelineoboomer
      April 8, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      Did they miss “Al Sharpton”? That’s another one pulled out of the hat.

      • 64 Sandy1110
        April 8, 2015 at 11:33 pm

        Yes – I’d replace “Thanks Obama” with the knee-jerk invocation of Sharpton.

        • 65 jacquelineoboomer
          April 8, 2015 at 11:47 pm

          With, of course, an asterisk next to his name:

          *Tawana Brawley

          from way back in 1987. There’s that to fall back on.

  14. 66 jackiegrumbacher
    April 8, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Whew, Nerdy! I just skimmed the highlights this time–didn’t even click on links–and I’m overwhelmed. How do you do it? If you said you had a magic black kettle into which you put strange herbs and eyes of newt and out come your nightly tweets, I would believe you. I really think some of kind of magic/alchemy is involved. Your work is nothing short of awesome.

  15. April 8, 2015 at 10:17 pm

  16. April 8, 2015 at 10:20 pm

  17. April 8, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Wow, I’ve been catching up on the news from SC since I’ve been at work at 9am and I see the young man who recorded the footage released to NYT has come forward. I kinda wished he had stayed anonymous as long as possible. The young man is courageous and I honestly fear for him, and so I’ll be saying extra prayers for him and his famiy. I hope he’s prepared for the shittake storm those bastards on the right will bring to him.

    Also, I’ve read somewhere that a 2nd video that allegedly came from the police car dash cam.

    If it came from car cam, them it may show the “struggle” or when Mr Scott “fled” the traffic stop.

    Now if this 2nd video does show that type of footage and was released first, you can best believe it would be used to say “any” struggle from Mr Scott would deem it as enough for his murder by this damn cop.

    Will the coverage change? Almost certainly.

    Now of course the car cam may not show any struggle, but I certainly expect to see, even in “friendly” sources, commentary about “well why did he resist” or “well he does appears to be struggling with the officer”.

    If such as tape exists then that is when the shit will hit the fan. I suspect the PD would have already looked for the dash cam video and if it had shown a struggle, I fully expect them to “leak” the footage ala Mike Brown’s cigarello video, but in this case, the family was able to get this video out first.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/238217-second-video-exists-of-sc-police-shooting

    Maddow said we can expect the 2nd video to be released tomorrow.

  18. April 8, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    The #GimmeFive video that was broadcasted by CNN of the forst lady …has received over 19 million views…Oooooooooooooo weeeee…

    http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2015/03/25/michelle-obama-lets-move-origwx-ac.cnn/video/playlists/michelle-obama/

  19. April 8, 2015 at 10:27 pm

  20. 79 jacquelineoboomer
    April 8, 2015 at 10:34 pm

  21. April 8, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    • April 8, 2015 at 10:49 pm

      This reminds me of his unannounced visit to StoneHedge…these are the lil things that brings awe in of the President…how he can be in the moment and enjoy the moment…

  22. 90 hopefruit2
    April 8, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    WOW…the world is watching…

    • 91 99ts
      April 8, 2015 at 11:07 pm

      World has been watching ever since PBO was elected hf – no-one I know can understand the negative sh!t put out by the GOP and the media – let alone the racism.

  23. April 8, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Whiners gotta whine.

  24. 100 99ts
    April 8, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    Thank you NW for your usual fabulous compilation of the world, the universe and everything 🙂

    I’m wondering how much money counties/cities would save if the police departments were closed and the state took over ALL policing (like it happens in my world). Just read this link

    http://news.yahoo.com/settlement-approved-suit-over-botched-rape-investigation-211848188.html
    “The county had previously paid more than $68 million in judgments, settlements and legal fees for the sheriff’s office during Arpaio’s 22-year tenure.”

    For all those who want to stop paying city taxes – get rid of the police.

  25. 101 Nerdy Wonka
    April 8, 2015 at 11:13 pm

  26. 103 Nerdy Wonka
    April 8, 2015 at 11:19 pm

  27. 105 vcprezofan2
    April 8, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    A-hem! Only comment – she likes Barack and pronounces his name well

  28. 106 Sara
    April 8, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Here’s a fun ballot … vote! http://www.womenon20s.org/


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