“What’s Our Excuse For Not Acting?”

49 Responses to ““What’s Our Excuse For Not Acting?””

  1. December 20, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    brought this over.

    so fierce!

  2. 12 99ts
    December 20, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    And in the world of unbiased media – one of our RW ministers cries to a radio jock to help him against those terrible people who would stand against him in an election – pffft

    The Australian today reported Mr Pyne sent a series of text messages to Adelaide radio host Leon Byner, urging him to stop Senator Xenophon from standing a candidate in the seat of Sturt at the next election.

    They always want the unfair advantage, those who think they have the divine right to rule.

  3. 13 Judith Fardig
    December 20, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Happy Saturday night, TOD. For 99ts, happy whatever time zone you are in and congratulations on first place. Nerdy Wonka, thanks so much for posting President Obama’s tweet about gun sense. He really needs all of us who think the NRA has jumped the shark on the 2nd Amendment to let our electeds know we won’t stand for it any longer!

  4. December 20, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Congrats 99 🙂

    What’s our collective National excuse, in_deed, NW ….

    Not Voting has DEATHLY CONSEQUENCES ….

  5. 16 GGAIL
    December 20, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    This just breaks my heart 💔
    Rest in perfect peace young man.

  6. 21 GGAIL
    December 20, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    When will POC stand up and exercise their VOTE?
    If this were white kids…
    It’s beyond time to cry, we should be fed up enough to go speak at each church from Mega to Storefront and remind people of the power of the Vote

  7. December 20, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    4 of the 95 were from Philadelphia…

  8. December 20, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Good question, Mr President. Thank for highlighting it, Nerdy.

  9. 24 GGAIL
    December 20, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    This tweet is directed to POC.
    What y’all gonna do???

  10. 27 globalcitizenlinda
    December 20, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    it seems that one can’t close their eyes for a few minutes before something else happens that is bound to complicate the attempt to resolve the Syrian conflict;

    Today, I have seen the name Samir Kuntar appearing among the tweets from people within or interested in (such as foreign journalists) the Middle East;

    frankly, I didn’t understand why most treated Kuntar as household name;

    that meant that he is someone I should take time to learn about;

    apparently, Saturday evening Samir Kuntar was killed in air strike on his apartment building in the suburbs of Damascus;

    reports say he was a prominent member of Hezbollah and is of Lebanese descent.

    he spent 29 years in Israel’s prison for killing a family of 4 Israelis;

    in 2008, he was released as part of swap that led to return of the remains of 2 Israeli soldiers ;

    reports say he was among several members killed as he was holding a meeting with other prominent members of Hezbollah – who were “planning new attacks on Israel” from Syria;

    some people accuse Israel of carrying out the strike while other accuse “other terrorist groups” working independently or tipping off Israel;

    vows of revenge abound and a few rockets have already been targeting Israel and it is also retaliating;

    so this may be an incident that causes more turmoil in this part of the world;

    Syria seems like vortex that is determined to pull everyone into its darkest reaches

  11. 28 susanne
    December 20, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    So there was some drama associated with the Obama’s hike today, though not affecting the family’s outing.

    ‘ Approximately 15-20 minutes after the presidential motorcade left the area, a tree came crashing down on top of a truck. It knocked down some power lines and blocked the road. …

    Some of the people traveling with the President, including Secret Service agents, who were blocked in, borrowed tools to cut down the branches so they could get out to rejoin the motorcade. ‘


    • 29 vcprezofan2
      December 20, 2015 at 11:53 pm

      The two commentators at the site reminded me of Chips & Amk (when they are on a roll). 😀

      Javajoe • 3 hours ago
      Whoever was in charge needed to bark orders to branch out quickly if they
      wanted to leave. I admire those guys, putting life and limb on the line.

      Mike to Javajoe • 2 hours ago
      They did get to the root of the problem.

  12. 33 jacquelineoboomer
    December 21, 2015 at 12:09 am


    • 34 arapaho415
      December 21, 2015 at 12:28 am

      GE JO’B, nightowl. 😉

      Jealous that Pacific Northwest and NorCal are getting the rain predicted for SoCal. I’m 5 miles south of Reagan Library, and we’ve only gotten a few sprinkles from El Nino so far (it rained for a short time yesterday afternoon, and let me tell you all the plants in view looked so happy for that brief time… but then it stopped, hardly a measurable rainfall.)

      We are so desperate for rain in Ventura County, even the drought-tolerant chaparral look like it might not survive another winter without rain. 😦

      • December 21, 2015 at 5:30 am

        We had quite a lot of blessed rain yesterday. Off and on but not torrential so I’m surprised to see that photo of flooding downtown. But it feels so wonderful, so refreshing. It’s raining again right now and I really do hope you also get some soon.

      • 36 Obama Grandmama
        December 21, 2015 at 11:24 am

        We have been blessed so much that the river banks are overflowing in places, roads are impassable in places, and houses are sliding off hillsides. I am in Oregon needing to travel to Seattle for Xmas checking to see if the roads to get there will be open when I leave on Wednesday.

      • 37 jacquelineoboomer
        December 21, 2015 at 1:02 pm

        Sorry to hear this! Parts of the state are flooding, and parts are praying for rain! Hope you get just enough (or more) to keep things going.

  13. 38 arapaho415
    December 21, 2015 at 1:06 am

    GE/GM TODville.

    A leisurely dinner for our vacationing First Family tonight.

    Hope they’re relaxing with a cocktail or wine of choice along about now. 🙂

    “The First Family is having dinner with family and friends at Morimoto, Asian fusion. They arrived at about 7:30 p.m.”

  14. 39 Dudette
    December 21, 2015 at 1:17 am

  15. 40 Dudette
    December 21, 2015 at 1:29 am

    Wow! Have you ever made a huge mistake in front of millions of people? Oy!

  16. 41 Dudette
    December 21, 2015 at 1:35 am

  17. 42 Dudette
    December 21, 2015 at 1:36 am

    Very sweet

  18. 43 Dudette
    December 21, 2015 at 1:52 am

  19. 44 Dudette
    December 21, 2015 at 1:58 am

  20. 45 Dudette
    December 21, 2015 at 2:02 am

    For real tho…

  21. 47 No Child Left Behind
    December 21, 2015 at 4:40 am

  22. December 21, 2015 at 5:54 am

    Interview on Friday released today:

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