Tweets Of The Day












136 Responses to “Tweets Of The Day”

  1. 1 COS
    July 30, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Hey NW and thanks.

  2. 5 GGail
    July 30, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Thanks NW for letting us stay on that last Post until the Conference Call ended. 🙂

  3. July 30, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Please RT!

  4. 26 desertflower
    July 30, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    So many Calls to Action….so much to make right

  5. July 30, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    One of the things I heard quite distinctly in PBO’s voice is that he’s concerned about the negative lobbying and the vote in Congress because of the effect it might have on the credibility of the United States with the P5+1 as well as the rest of the world. Yes, he can most likely withstand an attempt to override his veto but what message does that send to our partners?

    • July 30, 2015 at 6:50 pm

      I share his concern, but the truth is America is filled with lunatics and haters who should never ever be in charge of our foreign policy. We should focus on the borderline Dems and put the pressure on them.

    • 29 99ts
      July 30, 2015 at 7:12 pm

      If the President of the United States cannot negotiate for the United States – there is no credibility – the President’s concern is well placed. Most of the world do not see the GOP congress as a collection of RWNJs – more is the pity.

    • 31 Vicki
      July 30, 2015 at 7:28 pm

      Just what you and Bill think.
      Our partners need only watch our media for a few hours to get an accurate reading on how dumb and hateful so many of us are.

      • 32 99ts
        July 30, 2015 at 8:35 pm

        But most of them don’t watch your media Vicki. How many people in the US watch media from other countries? The media in my country often repeats “news” from Fox or CNN and treat it as valid information. This is the only US news that most Australians see. Even the 17 (the last count I saw) pretenders are treated as valid candidates in our news.

  6. July 30, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    I’ve tweeted them and I’m pretty sure that the five Dem Congressional Reps and both Senators are supporters of #IranDeal. The one GOP rep out in Eastern Oregon is a hopeless case. I’m sure he’s been bought and paid for.

  7. 42 sjterrid
    July 30, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    I contacted my two Senators offices, yesterday. I’ll send an email to my congressman, tonight.

  8. July 30, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Let me contact my Congressman and let him know where I stand with the Iran Deal. The two Senators here in N.C.are Republicans. We know they want war.

  9. July 30, 2015 at 7:18 pm

  10. July 30, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    they just want war, and I’m sick of AIPAC and Israel.

  11. July 30, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Congrats COS 🙂

    Thank you NW for the tweet roundup!!!!

    And, then there’s this ….

  12. 60 Vicki
    July 30, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    I share the outrage that a slaughtered lion brings tears when slaughtered (black) people don’t.
    Thank you, Nerdy, for highlighting how selectively compassion is experienced in a country whose population has been poisoned by prejudice.

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  16. July 30, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    • July 30, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      Like, EVERY ALLY we have SUPPORTS #IranDeal …

      “Does the world stand with the U.S. in supporting this deal?

      Very much so.

      The JCPOA was secured by the U.S. and our P5+1 allies – the United Kingdom, France, China, Russia, and Germany – along with the European Union. Along with these major world powers, the UN, and the Vatican, 89 countries have also issued public statements of support of the Iran deal. They include: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Gambia, Timore-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, UK, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.”



  17. July 30, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Tensing posted his bond.

    • July 30, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      he made bond thru donations….

    • 69 Nerdy Wonka
      July 30, 2015 at 7:47 pm

      Because of course…..

    • 71 globalcitizenlinda
      July 30, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      you are kidding ???

    • July 30, 2015 at 7:52 pm

      That dude would have been smart to stay in the slammer, just say’n …..

    • 73 GGail
      July 30, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      UPDATE (6:45 p.m.): Former UCPD officer Ray Tensing has posted bond and been released after spending approximately 27 hours in jail, according to the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts’ website.

      Tensing was released at 6:35 p.m., according to Maj.Charmaine McGuffey, Hamilton County court and jail services division commander.

      During his stay in a protective unit, Tensing was under near-constant surveillance, which is typical for high-profile prisoners.

      “He was on a suicide watch – it’s called a security watch,” McGuffey said. “He was checked every 10 minutes. The officer is literally sitting in the unit with him documenting every 10 minutes that he is within his sight and that he is OK.”

      Last night, the general population of the prison was not shown any news coverage about Tensing’s indictment.

      “I chose last night to show a movie,” McGuffey said. “It is not a good idea to have our prisoners be upset, inflamed, agitated in any way, and if the news media is going to repeat and repeat and repeat something that is going to agitate and inflame the control and custody of this place – I had a concern about that so we showed a movie.”

      Court records indicate his father posted $100,085 to get his son out of jail.

      Judge Megan Shanahan Thursday morning set bond at $1 million for the former officer who fatally shot Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop July 19.

  18. 74 Vicki
    July 30, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    AIPAC is paying for freshman lawmakers trip to Israel departing Aug.3. Most of them are jumping aboard.
    How is this legal?
    Or acceptable?
    It seems like payola or a bribe or influence peddling or something rotten to me

  19. July 30, 2015 at 7:40 pm

  20. 78 globalcitizenlinda
    July 30, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    we have to use all modes of communication available to us, to pressure both Dems and gop to support POTUS on the #IranDeal;

    I am planning to personally go the office of my gop Senator (of Dem’s is on the agenda too) and ask them if they were elected to represent US or another foreign government.

    After my questions, then I will also tell them I have recorded their response to share on social media.

    I think we also need to challenge the Dem/progressive organizations and individuals, who have been so vocal criticizing PBO at every turn, to stand up and equally loud and unapologetic in declaring their support for the #IranDeal;

    it time for those who claim to hate war to stand up and get counted

  21. July 30, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Brilliant article about #NEWSTAINERS, df!! Thank you!!

    A clip that hopefully will induce others to read it ….

    “Reporting is inherently rude, often bordering on cruel. Newspapermen used to knock on the doors of murder victims’ families for quotes. Now they beg on social media for permission to use fresh photographs of accidents and tragedies. But that rudeness at least has a point: the end result is a story that explains what happened. Sending superstar anchors to the scene of a currently raging riot is not, by any definition, “reporting.” It’s just pure exploitation of suffering for ratings. A name like Anderson Cooper might score a big interview, but he’s never going to be able to move freely through a crowd or a housing project to talk to regular Baltimoreans. Cooper’s mere presence creates the scene he’s reporting on. The satellite van, the massive security presence, the lights, the crew, and the famous television personality distort the scene to the point where it cannot possibly resemble what the streets of Baltimore or Ferguson were like before CNN descended on them. The product is not a story, but a spectacle.

    What’s more, this spectacle is in growing danger of playing to a skeptical house, if not an empty one. When asked this spring by the New York Times and CBS, “Do you think race relations in the United States are generally good or generally bad?” (a profoundly confusing question, but fine for gauging the baseline anxiety of the shrinking white majority), a majority of Americans—61 percent—said “generally bad,” up from 33 percent a year ago. Much of that increase comes from white respondents, who perhaps had their conviction that Dr. King’s dream had been achieved shaken up by the onslaught of images of black deaths at the hands of police, followed by uprisings in mostly black communities.

    This failure to induce generalized civic panic was evident in the vibe of disappointment among the anchors when the citywide curfew in Baltimore had the intended effect of calming the unrest. Eventually, most of the tense evenings in Baltimore were being filled out by a flat and disappointing round robin of cops, the accredited out-of-town press, their crews, and their muscle. There was barely a fire or reported gunshot to keep the audience interested. After the officers involved were charged with the death of Freddie Gray instead of absolved, the national press, satisfied that they’d seen the best violence the city had to offer, packed up and went home.

    It was an anticlimactic echo of CNN’s relentlessly self-referential reporting from Ferguson, Missouri. After the announcement that a grand jury would not indict officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, CNN spent the following hours covering CNN reporters, Don Lemon once again among them, wandering the city in search of anything resembling mayhem. “Obviously, there’s a smell of marijuana in the air,” Lemon reported. Why tell us? In order, to paraphrase Lemon’s Fox News analogue, to bring you the reality of American unrest as CNN would like you to see it.”


  22. July 30, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Let’s also thank those who are supporting POTUS. I learned from this piece


    That this rep is stepping up:

  23. July 30, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    From my Twitter informants, Tensing’s father posted the 10% bond.

  24. July 30, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    In the “WTF” category:

  25. 102 Gazelle
    July 30, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    [All I could say is “Wot?]:

  26. July 30, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    GE TOD!

  27. 129 hopefruit2
    July 30, 2015 at 9:19 pm

  28. 130 amk for obama
    July 30, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    I don’t see how mocking that lion killing helps the #BLM cause.

    • 131 nospin
      July 30, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      they aren’t mocking the lion amk. They are calling out PETA and individuals who believe anyone who harms an animal deserves the death penalty and then those same folks do and say nothing about humans being murdered.

      in short…animals lives matter minorities….not so much.

      • 132 amk for obama
        July 30, 2015 at 9:36 pm

        I get that, but not the logic of conflating a non-political issue with a political issue and how it wins support for our cause.

    • 133 hopefruit2
      July 30, 2015 at 9:33 pm

      I don’t think they’re mocking the lion killing – they’re mocking the hypocritical reactions of certain individuals/groups who put on public displays of heart-break and outrage about the lion being killed by the dentist, but display indifference, when it comes to black human beings (including children) who are murdered at the hands of cops.

    • July 30, 2015 at 9:49 pm

      Good morning amk 🙂

      bbl ….

  29. 136 globalcitizenlinda
    July 30, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Mr. Pete Souza’s photos of PBO in Kenya and Ethiopia are amazingly beautiful!!

    However, I must say that the one which brought tears to my eyes is the one where POTUS is greeting the catering staff in Ethiopia – human decency personified!

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