A Tweet or Two














And….. the Manchester United goalkeeper:


 And …. a way bigger announcement than Hillary’s:

101 Responses to “A Tweet or Two”

  1. 1 desertflower
    April 12, 2015 at 8:45 pm


  2. 16 desertflower
    April 12, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Back to read the goodness now…

  3. 18 forus50
    April 12, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    I missed this when it came out a few weeks ago. Spandan is awesome.
    But didn’t she provide oversight for the Treasury’s implementation of the Financial Rescue? Why yes, she did. Didn’t she do the grunt work in setting up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was her brainchild to begin with? Also true.

    So can’t it be said she’d accomplished a great deal? Yes… But not as a Senator. In other words, to be crass about it, she’d made next to no real accomplishments in her time in government when Barack Obama wasn’t holding her hand.

    After all, by this time in his career in the US Senate, a major nuclear nonproliferation law already bore Senator Obama’s name – in a Republican controlled Senate no less along with a Republican president (Obama’s work on nuclear nonproliferation as a relatively new legislator in Washington was cited in his Nobel commendation).

  4. April 12, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    Warren / Castro 2016!!!! (I know, I know, I KNOW! But a guy can dream, right???)

  5. 26 forus50
    April 12, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    • 27 desertflower
      April 12, 2015 at 9:00 pm

      I read this as: Can’t wait to have access and special favors…or at least favorable conditions for my money….

    • 28 theo67
      April 12, 2015 at 9:36 pm

      It’s like they’ve been frozen in 2008, and don’t realize the world has moved on while they’ve been harboring their racism and hate.

    • April 12, 2015 at 10:07 pm

      This is the kind of B.S. which will turn alot of people off. That witch Rothschild.

  6. April 12, 2015 at 8:51 pm

  7. 31 Vicki
    April 12, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Is that Biden YOLO twitter from Biden or a joke? Must be a joke.

  8. 32 Don
    April 12, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Does Planned Parenthood really want me to believe that Hillary Clinton is the only person that ever gave a damn about women?

  9. 35 99ts
    April 12, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    I’m confused a Chips post of tweets – some goodies there. I think this is my favorite

    “The only thing I’m ready for is Barack Obama’s third term. Everything else is a compromise.”
    I’m with BWD 🙂

  10. 39 GGail
    April 12, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    I see burnout before the Primary.

  11. April 12, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    great tweets. thank you 🙂

  12. 44 vcprezofan2
    April 12, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Thank you, Chipsy-whispy! I got to the cat goalkeeper before suspecting it was you at the helm, then the kangaroo giraffe birth announcement confirmed it. {Did I tell you when Gail first made the announcement I started typing ‘Who’s Katie? There’s no Katie in the TOD family’, then my eyes saw the weight and height which I initially thought were typos, and it clicked.}

  13. April 12, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Jesus, this Hillary announcement is bringing out the seriously ugly even among long time Twitter friends.

    I cannot believe it.

    • 52 Betsy
      April 12, 2015 at 9:38 pm

      I had the same experience with one of the “tweeters” you have above. I’d rather not say whom, but you are dead on. Sad.

      • April 12, 2015 at 9:40 pm

        It’s stunning Betsy, I suspected today would bring out some ugly, but not this much. The rage of the Hillary diehards at us ‘Obots’ being less than enthusiastic is almost comical, and they don’t even get that most of the problem is supporters like them, rather than her.

    • 54 theo67
      April 12, 2015 at 9:42 pm


  14. 55 hopefruit2
    April 12, 2015 at 9:22 pm


  15. 57 PrayerWarriorforObama
    April 12, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Why has Hillary Clinton’s camp begun its bid for the 2016 presidency campaigning against President Obama’s accomplishment and legacy, instead of highlighting what Hillary has over the Republicans? It is beginning to sound like it’s a Clinton-Obama race; but I thought PBO could not run again.

    Oh, and someone should tell the Clinton advisors that those who do not learn from history are bound to repeat it.

  16. 59 JER
    April 12, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    From the book, The Residence: Inside the Private World of The White House.

    President Obama rocked out to Mary J. Blige after moving in. …One member of the White House staff overheard President Obama and the first lady late at night after the 2009 inaugural balls. “I got this, I got this. I got the inside now,” he overheard. And then, with Michelle Obama in a T-shirt and sweatpants, the couple turned on Mary J. Blige’s “Real Love” and danced together…

  17. April 12, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Oh, the awesome photo of the baby giraffe! I’m in love all over again! ❤

  18. April 12, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Excuse my language, but fuck this bigot:

  19. 62 vcprezofan2
    April 12, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    The Opponents of TPP Haven’t Convinced Me

    I’ll say right up front that I am – as yet – undecided about whether or not to support the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. For a lot of liberals, there’s a slam dunk case against it. But the arguments haven’t convinced me yet.

    First of all, I think President Obama is right. We live in a globalized world and trade with other countries is a fact of life. Our only option is to create the best conditions for ourselves and the rest of the world. And so its not a matter of simply rejecting trade deals, its the content that matters.

    Simply screaming NAFTA! doesn’t cut it for me. All trade deals are not the same. As an example, both the United Auto Workers and the United Food and Commercial Workers supported the free trade agreement President Obama negotiated with South Korea a few years ago. So its clear that there are good trade agreements and bad ones.

    Just as we’ve had to note lately that no agreement with Iran over their nuclear weapons program is going to be perfect, we have to accept that no trade deal is ever going to be perfect. By nature, negotiations like this mean making compromises. Ultimately then, the question will be whether or not TPP is good enough.
    ……………………………………….. //


  20. 63 Nerdy Wonka
    April 12, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Great post, Chips.

    Thanks for the front page.

    • April 12, 2015 at 9:34 pm

      As I said to 99ts, Nerdy, I think the last time you had an evening break was about two centuries ago 🙂

      Still can’t over this, the ugly really crept out today:

      • 65 Nerdy Wonka
        April 12, 2015 at 9:45 pm

        1. Hahahahaaha

        2. Some people never learn from history. It’s like 08 and the PUMAs all over again. Today, some have been losing their minds because everyone won’t jump up and down screaming: “HILLARY!!!!!!!!!!!” all because people want a primary where there are a slate of candidates who will tell voters their policies and then earn votes. It’s an election, not a coronation. She is not automatically entitled to the presidency. She wins the primary and gets the nomination, awesome. Then she hopefully goes on to crush the GOP.

        It’s going to be long election days.

        On this, you and ABL have it right.

      • 66 Betsy
        April 12, 2015 at 10:42 pm

        So sad 😦

  21. 67 Nerdy Wonka
    April 12, 2015 at 9:34 pm

  22. 70 forus50
    April 12, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    A very important distinction between referring to them as correctly as deniers or incorrectly as skeptics.

  23. April 12, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Aaaaaaand another Hillary fan:

    • 72 vcprezofan2
      April 12, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      What’s today’s date again? When are the primaries again? This tweet brought a sad smile to my face…

      • April 12, 2015 at 10:08 pm

        Oh, blocked that Hillarybot creature, Obama followers are cultists!1!1!1!

        • 74 vcprezofan2
          April 12, 2015 at 10:16 pm

          What brought on my sad smile is her assumption from this vantage point that HRC has announced so there’ll be no other announcement. It’s sad too that by their very behaviour they may discourage potential participants. Talk about divisive behaviour, it’s like it was just waiting to burst forth.

          • April 12, 2015 at 10:22 pm

            Their behaviour today has been a sight to behold VC, it’s like they now feel free to unleash their venom. If they think that’s the way to make Hillary President ….. 🙄

            • 76 vcprezofan2
              April 12, 2015 at 10:32 pm

              ‘it’s like they now feel free to unleash their venom.’

              I would never have thought that they’ve been sitting on venom all this time – except for maybe de Rothschild and her ilk, but the way they burst out of the starting gate today says a lot to me. Although, to be fair, there are some in our corner who also seem like they were waiting to unleash too. Smh – there’s nothing good in this, and quite frankly, IMO, if HRC were a more principled candidate she would have corralled her closer, more rabid supporters beforehand and set the tone she wanted with them, so they could in turn pass that down. I don’t see anything different in this start than in the way she ended the last round.

          • 77 nospin
            April 13, 2015 at 12:00 am

            “It’s sad too that by their very behaviour they may discourage potential participants.”

            vcprezofan2, there will be men running for the Presidency and my gut says they could give a rats ass about this bullshit and HRCs fee fees..

            • 78 vcprezofan2
              April 13, 2015 at 8:55 am

              Morning, NoSpin. Crossing my fingers that you are right. This assumption/presumption that #wethepeople need a saviour – female or otherwise – doesn’t sit well with me, especially after PBO has worked tirelessly to get many to understand and accept that ‘we are the change we need’.

  24. 79 jackiegrumbacher
    April 12, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    We all knew that this day was going to come and we knew how frustrated we would feel by Hillary supporters who would try to stamp all over the accomplishments of our President to pump up their queen. But I’m trying to remind myself that all of this 2016 preoccupation is a distraction from what we have to to now in 2015. There are important races going on this year–in fact, the election of three Supreme Court justices in the state of PA is probably the most important one in the state’s history since the last time three seats became vacant was in the eighteenth century. That election alone will determine the state’s redistricting for the next ten to twenty years. So there are people to register, primaries to win, voters to get to the polls. This is also the critical time when we need to be recruiting and working with potential candidates for US House and Senate in 2016. We need massive Democratic turnout in the next two years if we have any hope of a decent future. So I’m going to let the Hillary folks do their thing–if they want to engage in all the hard and grubby, precinct by precinct work to get her elected, they are welcome to it. We have a president to support for the next 20 months and we have other vital elections to win.

    • April 12, 2015 at 9:56 pm

      “We need massive Democratic turnout in the next two years if we have any hope of a decent future. So I’m going to let the Hillary folks do their thing–if they want to engage in all the hard and grubby, precinct by precinct work to get her elected, they are welcome to it. We have a president to support for the next 20 months and we have other vital elections to win.”

      Agree, JackieG.

      We also need a very robust, adult DEM Primary, so that whomever emerges is as prepared as possible to motivate Voters with their message and demonstrated commitment to it. That is the only way we save America from the plutocrats and their GOP servants.

      • 81 jackiegrumbacher
        April 12, 2015 at 10:11 pm

        Bob, I completely agree that we need a robust, adult Dem primary and I think there’s still a good chance we’ll see others step in as the Hillary fever wanes in a couple of months. I just know how important other races are and how focused our troops have to be if we ‘re going to have a chance of winning. It’s a big temptation among my fellow Dems to wait for the big one and slacken up in other years and we just can’t afford that luxury.

    • 82 Betsy
      April 12, 2015 at 10:46 pm

      You are so right about this!

  25. April 12, 2015 at 9:46 pm

  26. 89 4morefor44
    April 12, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    after the 2008 campaign, i said there’s no way lady walmart could ever win a national election. not even close. one day into this one now, and look what’s already happening?!? i can’t believe this clinton family is preying upon on us yet again. i really thought when president obama kicked their butz in 2008 we were finally rid of them, and yet they’re still here. this is a nightmare. i know this is unlikely and not shared by everyone here, but i still believe senator elizabeth warren is the only one with the smarts and ability to fire up crowds that could overcome this mess. still keeping my fingers crossed.

  27. 90 4morefor44
    April 12, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    get used to more of this:

    • 91 theo67
      April 12, 2015 at 9:56 pm

      Republicans have done enough damage in the last six years (and beyond) to guarantee that they lose elections for the next century. But, Democrats choose to fight amongst themselves and lose elections instead. It’s crazy!

      • 92 4morefor44
        April 12, 2015 at 10:01 pm

        that’s why i couldn’t believe she was gearing up to do this again. she and her husband have been such divisive figures for so long that her running is almost the only way a republican could win the white house again. i really think both clintons are certifiable narcissists and keep doing this to feed their own egos, more than trying to help the world. how can they not see this themselves?!? if they really cared about helping the world, they would’ve decided not to run. i really hope a democrat can stop them again in the primaries. it’s our only hope.

        • 93 theo67
          April 12, 2015 at 10:10 pm

          I know – they should have been grooming someone whom they could support, if they really wanted to play a constructive part of 2016. The fact that their followers are attacking the president as their first action is really disappointing.

    • April 13, 2015 at 12:30 am

      Poor Harriet Christian may she rest in peace. Apparently she died in 2013. She lived long enough to see PBO win in 2008 and again in 2012 only to succumb to cancer October 2013. She did not think he would win and was wrong. I am sorry she did not live to see the first female president but she was all wrong about PBO. He is the most adequate president that the USA has had in years.

  28. April 12, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Our pathetic press just got more pathetic.

  29. April 12, 2015 at 10:18 pm

  30. 97 Nerdy Wonka
    April 12, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    Just going to leave this here.

  31. April 12, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    I’m hoping that the “I want to be that champion” is directed toward the GOP and not an implication that we haven’t had one for the last eight years.

  32. 100 nospin
    April 12, 2015 at 11:46 pm

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