A Tweet Or Two







What the Dominican Republic’s government is doing is reprehensible





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96 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”

  1. 1 jacquelineoboomer
    September 20, 2015 at 7:01 pm


  2. 6 jacquelineoboomer
    September 20, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Pope Frankie (as I like to call him!) is speaking to the youth of Cuba (CNN, EWTN covering). He brought in WiFi, I believe to have a digital exchange with them. Love it.

  3. 7 Vicki
    September 20, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    So enjoyable to catch up with these pithy tweets.
    Thanks a bunch, Nerdy.

  4. 9 Nerdy Wonka
    September 20, 2015 at 7:08 pm

  5. September 20, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Congratulations on 1st Jacqueline 🙂

    Outstanding selection of tweets, as always NW. Thank you!!

    Regarding the loss of the truly gifted and generous Jake Brewer:

    “In the tech news site Civicist, Brewer’s friend and colleague, Micah L. Sifry, shared a behind-the-scenes anecdote suggesting Brewer may have played a role in the garnering President Obama’s support for Mohamed on Twitter as well.

    I replied at him, “get @potus and @nasa to speak up.” He direct messaged me in response, “That’s being worked on…Fingers crossed.” A few hours later, the President tweeted, “Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House?” Jake DMed me: “Got it. :)””

    This was Jake’s tweet – 16 Sep 2015:

    Horrible loss for all of us.

    #FORWARD Together

  6. September 20, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    thanks for the very informative tweets NW

  7. 15 jacquelineoboomer
    September 20, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Take me now, Lord.

    P.S. Kidding, Lord.

  8. 17 Nerdy Wonka
    September 20, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Jeb truly is an idiot.

  9. 19 jacquelineoboomer
    September 20, 2015 at 7:39 pm

  10. 20 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    • September 20, 2015 at 8:30 pm

      Dear VP Biden, Please run for President. This country need you.

    • 22 jacquelineoboomer
      September 20, 2015 at 8:45 pm

      Yes, desperate … and hollow and vile and just plain wrong.

    • 23 jackiegrumbacher
      September 20, 2015 at 9:34 pm

      Hf, I truly don’t understand what she’s hoping to achieve with this approach. She’s going to need PBO’s full support if she hopes to have the Obama coalition behind her. And every time she makes a statement like this she’s giving Biden one more compelling reason to jump in since he doesn’t want to diminish the achievements of this administration anymore than the President does. It’s as if she’s cutting her own throat.

      • 24 vcprezofan2
        September 20, 2015 at 10:05 pm

        ‘It’s as if she’s cutting her own throat.’

        JackieG, if i didn’t distrust her so, and if I didn’t get a sense that she’s in it primarily for self, and if I didn’t think VP Joe and Pres O are really authentic pols, I’d wonder if they all three are working together to distract the Repubs and HRC agreed to be bait.

    • 25 amk for obama
      September 20, 2015 at 9:35 pm

      what rebels? isis?

    • 26 amk for obama
      September 20, 2015 at 9:37 pm


    • September 20, 2015 at 10:45 pm

      Yeah, pretty easy to criticize. If the President had armed the rebels, there would have been OTHER BAD consequences. There were no good options on Syria.

      Either she’s not honest or she’s delusional and is caught in the old mindset who thinks that the US can always control a situation.

      Please Joe, run !!!!!

  11. 29 Nena20409
    September 20, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Wow, NW these Newsy Tweets are Fantastic. Thank you.
    Congrats J’OB on your Au ⭐

  12. September 20, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    One way this plays out is in an assumption that Trump is appealing to the base while the establishment supports candidates like Bush. But as people like Ed Kilgore have pointed out, Trump’s base is made up primarily of white working class Republicans. Many of them are what we used to call “Reagan Democrats” because prior to the Southern Strategy (ignited by Nixon and Reagan) and culture wars (fueled by folks like Pat Buchanan), they were Democrats.

    • 33 Don
      September 20, 2015 at 11:01 pm

      Be it “White working class Republicans” or “Reagan Democrats” both groups have been brainwashed to vote against their own best interest.

  13. 34 desertflower
    September 20, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    How much more knowledgeable everyone could be if they just tuned in to TOD for NW’s Tweets…. Excellent, Nerdy. Thank you!

  14. September 20, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    “Trump’s base is made up primarily of white working class Republicans ….” yes, and those are the folk who vote for as crazy ass a Republican candidate as they can find …… without that demographic the Republican Party would have a tiny minority in the House, the Senate and all the Red State Houses & Governor’s mansions ….

  15. 37 Nena20409
    September 20, 2015 at 8:34 pm

  16. 40 Nena20409
    September 20, 2015 at 8:36 pm

  17. 41 amk for obama
    September 20, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    greece – yet another example of how pathetic the pollsters and the pundtwits really are.

    They expected victory, but not by this kind of margin. Projections now suggest that the radical left-wing Party Syriza will hold on to power in the Greek Parliament, and with almost enough seats for a majority.

    Only days ago, pollsters and pundits were predicting a tight-run contest, Syriza neck-and-neck with its conservative rivals, New Democracy. Instead, Syriza can comfortably form a coalition government with its previous partner, the nationalist Independent Greeks.

    Critics wondered whether it was worth holding a contest which left Greece with the same government as before. But Syriza’s leader, Alexis Tsipras, is now in a stronger position, his decision to accept austerity measures in return for bailout cash apparently vindicated by the result.


    teh ‘radical left-wing’ is winning by 7% so far. fuck you, bbc.

  18. 42 amk for obama
    September 20, 2015 at 9:07 pm


  19. 43 amk for obama
    September 20, 2015 at 9:08 pm

  20. 44 amk for obama
    September 20, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    did camie boy really do it?

  21. 45 amk for obama
    September 20, 2015 at 9:10 pm

  22. 46 amk for obama
    September 20, 2015 at 9:11 pm

  23. 47 hopefruit2
    September 20, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Regina King wins her first Emmy. I’ve always thought of her as someone who could play FLOTUS in a movie… 🙂 🙂

  24. 50 amk for obama
    September 20, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    amazing this fuckwit is even in the race.

  25. 51 amk for obama
    September 20, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    bt will be the furst customer.

  26. 56 vcprezofan2
    September 20, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    An interesting article, I thought

    The extraordinary case of the Guevedoces 20 Sept. 2015


    // ……………………………..

    The discovery of a small community in the Dominican Republic, where some males are born looking like girls and only grow penises at puberty, has led to the development of a blockbuster drug that has helped millions of people, writes Michael Mosley.

    Johnny lives in a small town in the Dominican Republic where he, and others like him, are known as “Guevedoces”, which effectively translates as “penis at twelve”.

    We came across Johnny when we were filming for a new BBC Two series Countdown to Life, which looks at how we develop in the womb and how those changes, normal and abnormal, impact us later in life.

    Like the other Guevedoces, Johnny was brought up as a girl because he had no visible testes or penis and what appeared to be a vagina. It is only when he approached puberty that his penis grew and testicles descended.

    ………………………… snip …………………………

    So why does it happen? Well, one of the first people to study this unusual condition was Dr Julianne Imperato-McGinley, from Cornell Medical College in New York. In the 1970s she made her way to this remote part of the Dominican Republic, drawn by extraordinary reports of girls turning into boys.
    When she got there she found the rumours were true. She did lots of studies on the Guevedoces (including what must have been rather painful biopsies of their testicles) before finally unravelling the mystery of what was going on.

    ………………………………………. //

    Go read the rest at the link.


  27. 57 jacquelineoboomer
    September 20, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Just saw this quote, attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, and I dedicate it to President Obama and Vice President Biden, two men of our time who are “in the arena”:

    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

    • 58 jackiegrumbacher
      September 20, 2015 at 9:49 pm

      I’ve always loved this quote, JO”B. Thanks for bringing it here. A fellow Democrat gave me this quote beautifully framed after all our hard on the Kerry campaign in 2004. It holds a prominent place in my office wall.

      • 59 jacquelineoboomer
        September 20, 2015 at 10:06 pm

        I’m not surprised someone gave you that quote! Well deserved, I’m sure. You are a warrior! And I also sent it to my son, and told him it reminded me of him (and to remind him he’s “in the arena, still and always, loved by many!”).

        • 60 jackiegrumbacher
          September 20, 2015 at 10:14 pm

          What a beautiful gift to give your son. I’ll bet it meant a great deal to him. You’re are a terrific mom, Jacqueline.

          • 61 jacquelineoboomer
            September 20, 2015 at 10:48 pm

            Tears are squirting from my eyes. Thanks so much, my O’friend.

            I sent it to him and he wrote back, “Teddy and I go way back. Thank you, Mom. That’ll keep me going another day…or years.”

            Love that kid, and if I could carry his current medical situation for him, I would – as all of us parents would!

        • 62 COS
          September 20, 2015 at 10:55 pm

          Jacqueline, I am happy that your son is ding better. I tried to post several times yesterday but Windows 10 would not let my posts go through. Just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you.

          • 63 COS
            September 20, 2015 at 10:56 pm

            Oops, meant “doing”. 🙂

          • 64 jacquelineoboomer
            September 20, 2015 at 11:11 pm

            Thanks so much, COS. It’s going to be a while before he’s through this, but we’re all circling the wagons! I told him earlier “a little bird told me” that a couple of surprise gifts were winging his way this week. He said “Time capsule to 2017?” He’ll be glad when he’s back in the saddle, so to speak, more than any of us!

  28. September 20, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    It was always about the GRIFT


    Sources are saying that Kim Davis, the Rowan County clerk who made headlines for refusing same-sex couples marriage licenses, has signed a seven figure book deal with Forever Faith publishing and her memoir I’m a Survivor will be released just in time for Christmas.


    • 66 vcprezofan2
      September 20, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      The Alaska Barbie has shown the Kentucky Kristian how’s it’s done! Who will her ghost writer be? Hope she/he get a good percentage of the seven figures. Since she has now accomplished her goal it would be only ‘fair’ if Davis quits and gives someone else a chance.

    • 67 MightyPamela
      September 20, 2015 at 10:27 pm

      Gee – we are so surprised.

  29. September 20, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    this is sickening.


    U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Afghan Allies’ Abuse of Boys


    SEPT. 20, 2015

    KABUL, Afghanistan — In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base.

    “At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it,” the Marine’s father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his superiors. “My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because it’s their culture.”

    Rampant sexual abuse of children has long been a problem in Afghanistan, particularly among armed commanders who dominate much of the rural landscape and can bully the population. The practice is called bacha bazi, literally “boy play,” and American soldiers and Marines have been instructed not to intervene — in some cases, not even when their Afghan allies have abused boys on military bases, according to interviews and court records.


  30. 69 jackiegrumbacher
    September 20, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    So she was doing it all for the big bucks. How noble of her and how devoutly Christian. Hope it hits remainder bins by New Years Eve.

    • 70 vcprezofan2
      September 20, 2015 at 10:00 pm

      The *book* hitting the bins won’t matter to her as long as she has her seven figures in hand. Who’s up next for this bit of public grifting as perfected by the Alaska Barbie?

  31. 71 jacquelineoboomer
    September 20, 2015 at 10:01 pm

  32. September 20, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Thee WH.gov/Reach Higher messages by those young folks are outstanding to listen too.

  33. 73 GGail
    September 20, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Empire returns…Wednesday 😎

  34. 74 Nerdy Wonka
    September 20, 2015 at 10:57 pm


  35. September 20, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    from Viola Davis tonight:

  36. September 20, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    The first of 3 very fun ads to be released over the next several days. BRAVOOOOOOOO.

  37. 78 Don
    September 20, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Having respect for someone goes a long way, showing dignity towards someone goes a long way. That was an amazing speech by Viola Davis.

  38. September 20, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Viola Davis is PHENOMENAL.

  39. 81 jacquelineoboomer
    September 20, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    No proof, but in my mind, HRC has told DWS there will be only six debates. And DWS clicker her PUMA heels. Of course, HRC has said publicly she’d welcome more. So, now, folks are trying to encourage her and the others to do more.

    I’d like to reply to this tweet about the roundtable, “Yes, at the Vice President’s home,” but I don’t want to give the sham I see any credibility.

  40. September 21, 2015 at 12:27 am

    with that, good night TOD ….


  41. 84 globalcitizenlinda
    September 21, 2015 at 2:26 am

    I am a real person

  42. 85 No Child Left Behind
    September 21, 2015 at 6:46 am

    Good morning TODVille!

  43. 86 globalcitizenlinda
    September 21, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Good Morning Everyone! Have a fantastic day & week

  44. September 21, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Yet ANOTHER huge transformation in government, thanks to President Obama

  45. 88 hopefruit2
    September 21, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Oh dear….this woman who describes herself as a feminist and advocate for human rights, equality and justice stepped in it big time with this bitter tweet on Viola Davis…and her responses after she gets called out just makes things worse and reveal her ignorance even more.

    WTF?!?!? How the HELL does she know that Viola Davis has never been discriminated against?

  46. 89 hopefruit2
    September 21, 2015 at 8:33 am

    Then she continues to display an amazing lack of awareness and ignorance about the historical discrimination that Black actresses have faced in Hollywood – and how that relates to issues of equality in general.

    • September 21, 2015 at 8:35 am

      Hopefruit, it was this one that finished me……

      • 91 hopefruit2
        September 21, 2015 at 8:40 am

        Indeed Chips. This is so condescending it hurts..this woman must be a Sanders’ supporter. Because her whole thing is: ” Viola Davis is just another rich Hollywood elite, therefore, her Emmy win is meaningless and has nothing to do with equality and justice. And oh…btw I would have marched with MLK, so y’all don’t dare accuse me of being racist…I was a surrogate for the last 2 Democrat presidents, and spent my life fighting for equality for ALL WOMEN…I don’t even see color….blah blah blah blah…”

      • 94 57andfemale
        September 21, 2015 at 8:42 am

        Oh, fer Christ’s sake: I think this woman lives in obscurity on soap operas. Jealous much?

  47. 96 hopefruit2
    September 21, 2015 at 8:36 am

    And now, quite predictably, move on to the “woe is me…poor little me who has done nothing wrong is being attacked” stage…

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