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A Tweet or Two

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81 Responses to “A Tweet or Two”


  1. June 2, 2015 at 4:42 pm

  2. June 2, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    “At lunchtime on a spring day last year, Joe Biden was at his desk in the West Wing. When the door opened, the Vice-President stood up and stretched. He appeared to be in mid-thought. It was a busy week—I was there to talk to him about Iraq, Ukraine, and other dramas—but when I asked what he’d been thinking about at his desk, he beamed. “A First Communion, man!” It was coming up that weekend, in Delaware, and Biden was heading home to his vast, inseparable family. He said, “I look around at my sister, and a lot of my peers, and younger peers with children who are getting out of college, and they’re scattered all over the universe. I’ve really been lucky. My oldest son, Beau, is attorney general, so he lives a mile and a quarter from my home. My other son, Hunter, lives literally a mile and a quarter from the residence here.” His daughter Ashley went to college at Tulane, and, for a while, he feared that she would settle “down in Looziana,” he said, drawing out the vowels. “Fortunately, she married a Philly boy.” He said, “Every Sunday, when we’re home, we have dinner, you know. It’s been that way for twenty-five years.” In their tragedy, their striving, their survival, and their improbable optimism, the Bidens are a deeply American family—a clan that, even as it edged into privilege, has never looked out of reach or out of touch….

    …The father sometimes talks of his people in anthropological terms—“We Bidens,” he says. As he put it in his memoir, “Promises to Keep,” “We Bidens have strong personalities, and we live close.” In the Biden family, nothing is ever a solo decision. Two and a half years after Neilia’s death, when Joe Biden met Jill Jacobs, his sons asked, “Are we gonna get married again?” (They did; she became Jill Biden.) Many years later, in 1987, Beau Biden would join his father on the campaign trail, urging him to stay in the race even as hopes faded. Richard Ben Cramer, in his book “What It Takes,” described Beau joining his father at a campaign event so dull and quiet that you “could hear wool pants rustling on Naugahyde banquet chairs.” The listeners peeled away, and his father kept talking, “till Beau, toward the end, was staring at his shoes, murmuring, ‘Dad … finish.’ ” Among the many tributes to the Bidens, Senator Harry Reid said, “There’s a song, ‘A Man of Constant Sorrow,’ that, certainly, if that ever applied to someone, it would be our friend Joe Biden.” The sentiment was true and kind, but somehow the analogy seems temporary. The Bidens’ sorrow has been exceptional, but never constant.”

    • 24 Judith Fardig
      June 2, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      Such an appreciation for the resilience of the Biden Family. Beau Biden’s memorial service will be a deep well for them to draw from in the difficult months ahead.

  3. June 2, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    BOOM! Former Auburn QB and #1 pick in 2011 now the highest paid QB in the league

  4. 26 SUEDUVAL SMITH
    June 2, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    SUCH A PRECIOUS TIME TODAY WATCHING THOSE VERY SPECIAL MEDAL OF HONOR CEREMONIES…AND I WILL CERTAINLY BE WATCHING BEAU BIDEN’S SERVICE ON SATURDAY…THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE DETAILS…:)

  5. June 2, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    O/T

    Question(s) for you TOD Techies – RE: Windows 10

    I got the notification to reserve Windows 10. Do I want to rush and upgrade to 10 (currently have 8.1)? What will I gain? What will I lose? What will potentially “break”? Will there be problems if I don’t immediately upgrade?

  6. 30 Judith Fardig
    June 2, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Hello, TOD Villagers. Hope you are having a great #WearingOrange Day! Congrats to lovelyplains on the grand entrance.

  7. June 2, 2015 at 5:12 pm

  8. June 2, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Never say I never taught you lot nothing

  9. June 2, 2015 at 5:19 pm

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  11. June 2, 2015 at 5:30 pm

  12. 39 Dudette
    June 2, 2015 at 5:31 pm

  13. June 2, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Chips? Does Danny have a brother?

  14. 57 Dudette
    June 2, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Got this baby on a repeat loop! LOVE IT!!! 😄😄😄

    • 58 Dudette
      June 2, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    • 59 arapaho415
      June 2, 2015 at 7:16 pm

      GA Dudette.

      But look at what the woman has to go through to bring her opponent down.

      I’ve thought about taking self-defense classes, but in this maneuver, it would be me landing on my head.

      Great GIF.

      Did you see this?

      🙂

      • 60 Dudette
        June 2, 2015 at 8:28 pm

        LOL! She was indeed impressive LP!

        I hadn’t seen that article either. Good to see the victim prevailed for once and got a reward out of her ordeal. I hope that creep gets locked away for a very long time. Sounds like he should’ve already been from a previous incident.

  15. June 2, 2015 at 6:29 pm

  16. June 2, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    • 65 Vicki
      June 2, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      Very interesting, isn’t it? Credit to those who’ve earned it without respect to party. I Love My President.

  17. 66 Vicki
    June 2, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    June is shaping up to be a HUGE month for this country.

    NSA is done, just the way PBO wanted it. Check.
    Next up is the TPP.
    June 30th is Iran/P+5 Nuclear Deal deadline
    SCOTUS’ decision on Obamacare most likely on June 29, but maybe sooner.
    Wow.
    I am crossing my fingers for positive outcomes for all these important initiatives.

    If we-TOD- did polls, I wonder in what order we would rate these things.

  18. June 2, 2015 at 6:57 pm

  19. 68 MightyPamela
    June 2, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Huh, has anyone seen MightyP lately?? Wonder what she can be getting up to these days? {{{{{ TOD }}}}} ❤

  20. 73 arapaho415
    June 2, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    I hope there’s the equivalent of #BlackTwitter for the Latino community.

    And I’m grateful that @guardian dares to tread where our lazy #MSM won’t go.

    From San Francisco – such a heartbreaking story (from the article):
    “Perez-Lopez was one of the 67 Latino people identified by the Guardian as killed by police so far this year. Like 58% of them, he carried no firearm; 25% were completely unarmed. Yet his death and those of all the other Latino 67 have failed to spark the kind of outrage seen after the deaths of Garner and Brown. Those who witnessed the event – also undocumented migrants – have been ‘driven underground’, lawyers tell the Guardian.”

    snip /

    “But eyewitness testimony, some published for the first time by the Guardian, alongside forensic evidence produced by local attorneys working for Perez-Lopez’s impoverished family in Guatemala, have begun to tell a damningly different story: of a hard-working young man shot and killed while running away from the police.

    ‘I’m in poor health, all these days have past since he left,’ Perez-Lopez’s mother, Margarita Lopez, said in broken Spanish through tears on the phone from Chiquimulilla, south Guatemala. Just two months before he died, Amilcar had raised enough to pay for his family to have running water and electricity in their small, wooden home for the first time.”

  21. June 2, 2015 at 7:33 pm

  22. 76 amk for obama
    June 2, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    so the corrupt clown is down finally and the useless media, for all their ‘investigative’ powers, didn’t have jacksquat to do with it?

  23. 80 Nena20409
    June 2, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Oh Chips I thank you so much with copious Newsy Tweets…….Great job!
    LP has the solid Au ⭐
    Good Evening TOD. It is still nice, a tad breezy and very little humidity. The weather folks got it a tad wrong 🙂 Happy Days……oh happy Days 🙂


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