Tweet Of The Day

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  1. 1 desertflower
    January 2, 2016 at 3:35 pm


  2. January 2, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Nerdyyy….Happy New Year…wishing you a very healthy New Year

  3. 7 cd4biden
    January 2, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Wishing everyone at TOD a very Happy and HEALTHY New Year for 2016. Also for all family members, beloved pets, and others we hold dear.

    Been only lurking for the past several weeks due to spending some glorious time with my brand new first grandchild Penelope Jeanne. Born on Dec 14th. The most perfect Christmas present ever!! Parents are doing a superb job of caring for and loving her. Couldn’t be more proud of them all.

    And thank you to those of you who put up the link to get the Obama calendar a few posts back. It’s the only other thing I wanted for the new year. Love and happiness to you all for 2016.

    • 8 jackiegrumbacher
      January 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      Congratulations, Cd4. There is nothing more joyous than a new grandchild. I hope you, your family and little Penelope Jeanne have a happy and healthy new year.

    • 9 99ts
      January 2, 2016 at 4:27 pm

      Grandbabes are our heart’s delight – enjoy every minute of your little one.

    • 10 MightyPamela
      January 2, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    • 11 jacquelineoboomer
      January 2, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      cd4Biden – Nothing like a *brand new first grandchild* — mine’s now 25 years old, and the leader of a pack of ’em! It goes quickly, looking back, but you’ll enjoy every minute of it! Happy New Year.

  4. 12 susanne
    January 2, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Aloha TOD Ohana!
    Just stretching into the new day, haven’t caught up with this morning’s threads here, but saw this and had to share: The Obama Dollar Rally!

    ‘ After three straight years of gains, strategists are forecasting the U.S. currency will be a world beater again in 2016, strengthening against seven of 10 developed-world peers by the end of the year, according to the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey. That outlook is backed by the Federal Reserve’s stated intent to continue raising interest rates while peers in the rest of the world keep them flat or lower.

    The rally that started during President Barack Obama’s second term is poised to join a category defined by only the biggest, most durable periods of dollar strength since the currency’s peg to gold ended in 1971. ‘


    • 13 jackiegrumbacher
      January 2, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      Susanne, this will make the R candidates livid. They were praying for a bad economic year so they, the economy wreckers, could portray themselves as saviors.

      • 14 susanne
        January 2, 2016 at 5:12 pm

        yep, and Bloomberg naming this the ‘Obama Dollar Rally’ makes it so very clear who to thank 🙂

  5. 15 desertflower
    January 2, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Maryl1…MadameSoph wrote this most beautiful post to you on the last thread. A must read:)

  6. January 2, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Thanks a trazillion Nerdy!!!

  7. 24 desertflower
    January 2, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Is that road in Florida?? Sweet karma

    • January 2, 2016 at 4:15 pm

      It’s part of an old highway begun in 1917 to link the Midwest to Florida. One branch runs to Chicago and the other goes up through Michigan to Saulte Ste. Marie at the top of the upper peninsula, I think. It was a connected series of paved roads started with private funds and became Federal Rte 1. It’s mostly been superseded by expressways now, but I have college friends whose parents used to drive down Dixie Hwy all the way to Florida for the winter. Part of it runs not far from me now and is still called Dixie Hwy. It would be awesome if one day the whole route was renamed for our President.

  8. 26 JER
    January 2, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Black male adult… appeared to be holding a firearm. Believing that the suspect was armed, in a residential area, and wanted for attempted murder, two officers fired at the suspect, striking him several times.

    • 27 Sandy1110
      January 2, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      How convenient for the cops and the media that he had a rap sheet so they could lead the article saying ‘hey, look, he was a criminal’ so it lessens the impact of their mistake.

      Once again, how is it that they don’t have the skills to disarm a black suspect while they are so adept at taking white suspects alive?

      • January 2, 2016 at 4:24 pm

        I read an article online about a test developed by researchers to study racist. There is a version online. It’s a bit difficult to explain you see two pictures, one white one black and then are asked to rate each one positively or negatively as quickly as you can. It measures the time you take to consider your choice. It revealed that even people who truly do not think they are racist, and who would not behave in a racist way towards others, take longer (probably by milliseconds) to respond positively to the black image. (I took this test as a white person and don’t know what the results would be for a black person). This test also showed that people, even trained police officers, are more likely to mistake something in a black person’s hand for a gun. It’s a very depressing test, but actually if you take it over and over again you can change your results. Police in this country need much more and much better training. I’m not for a minute excusing these officers. It just makes me mad that all these shootings are put off as “honest mistake” or “felt threatened”. We will never fix this problem unless and until we acknowledge a problem exists.

  9. 29 desertflower
    January 2, 2016 at 3:53 pm


  10. January 2, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    For Donald Trump, Lessons From a Brother’s Suffering

    Freddy’s son, Fred III, spoke at the funeral, and that night, his wife went into labor with their son, who developed seizures that led to cerebral palsy. The Trump family promised that it would take care of the medical bills.

    Then came the unveiling of Fred Sr.’s will, which Donald had helped draft. It divided the bulk of the inheritance, at least $20 million, among his children and their descendants, “other than my son Fred C. Trump Jr.”

    Freddy’s children sued, claiming that an earlier version of the will had entitled them to their father’s share of the estate, but that Donald and his siblings had used “undue influence” over their grandfather, who had dementia, to cut them out.

    A week later, Mr. Trump retaliated by withdrawing the medical benefits critical to his nephew’s infant child.


    No words.

    • 33 jackiegrumbacher
      January 2, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      Oh, Chips, I have some very choice words that I could say here, but they would not be printable. . I could start with the letter A, then B, then a string of F words, and a few with the letter S. I’ve had classier dirt than Trump under my fingernails after a day in the yard. Barn animal excrement rates higher than he does. Mr. G calls him amoral, which is a classier way of saying the words I’m thinking of.

      • January 2, 2016 at 4:33 pm

        Honestly Jackie, we already knew he was vile, but that story beats all – risking the life of a baby to get revenge in a feud he created? I feel ill.

        • 35 jackiegrumbacher
          January 2, 2016 at 4:41 pm

          Karma is long overdue for this cretin. He’s gotten away with too many disgusting behaviors in his life and the time for reckoning needs to come soon. It makes me deeply ashamed that so many of my fellow Americans think that a creature like this worthy of the highest office in the land. The fact that rational people are even talking about him is insane.

          • January 2, 2016 at 4:56 pm

            It’s frightening alright Jackie, just when we were recovering from so many people voting for Palin to be a heartbeat from the Presidency. Sometimes democracy is a serious disappointment.

        • 37 MadameSoph
          January 2, 2016 at 4:43 pm

          And yet, it totally makes sense in light of his behavior and speech and business history. He has no “soul”

          The way so many families can turn into “Lord of the Flies” when a will is involved has never ceased to amaze me.

          On a more positive note: Congrats on the Man U win!

          • January 2, 2016 at 4:55 pm

            I’m sore from pinching myself Madame Soph, I’d forgotten what a Man U win felt like! 🙂

            That’s something else that’s on my To Do list for when I rule the world – wills will be outlawed, the loot of the deceased will go direct to animal welfare groups and there won’t be a damn thing families can do about it. 😎

    • 41 99ts
      January 2, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      The man has nothing to benefit anyone other than himself. It feels like 30% of the US has been taken in by an online scam.

  11. 43 sherijr
    January 2, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Oh I love that, have been on that hwy many times and that is a most appropriate name change!

  12. 44 smoothscotch
    January 2, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Happy New Year all my TOD friends and may your year be blessed !!!!!

  13. 45 JER
    January 2, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    President Obama walking with his daughter.


    • January 2, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      It’s so nice to think of him taking relaxing walks on the beach with his family, enjoying the sunshine.If he makes it through the end of the week, will it be his first complete Christmas break?

        January 2, 2016 at 6:26 pm


    • 48 GGail
      January 2, 2016 at 6:16 pm

      Malia looks like a fashion model in a commercial from this distance

  14. January 2, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Centuries of mutual hatred never ends well ……

  15. January 2, 2016 at 5:45 pm

  16. January 2, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    • 73 99ts
      January 2, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      I’d not heard of the guy until his bff fled to Russia – I really wonder if said bff will ever realise how much he was duped.

      • January 2, 2016 at 8:09 pm

        Hoping one day that the truth about this whole story will finally emerge, convinced that Snowden was a pawn in a bigger game, with Greenwald the middle man working for gawd knows who – he has so many questionable connections, it could be anyone. He has raked in the cash through all this, and has now the profile he always craved – Snowden, meanwhile, is stranded in Moscow twiddling his thumbs. Not that I have any sympathy for the horrible creep. I look at Greenwald’s Twitter timeline sometimes to annoy myself, and half of it is venom directed at Hillary. Not at Trump, Cruz, Carson or Rubio, mainly Hillary. His agenda is so transparent, he did everything in his power to damage PBO ahead of 2008 and 2012 too, but still he has an army of swooning followers who actually believe he’s a progressive. Amazing stuff.

        • 75 99ts
          January 2, 2016 at 8:18 pm

          I hadn’t thought about who he may be working for – interesting – but I do have a little sympathy for Snowden – he so let himself be used. He is of an age with my daughter – who has some “different” ideas about life, democracy and whatever – spend so much time talking about the society we live in and how it might be fixed – young ones can be so easily led down a non-returnable path by the wrong person.

          • January 2, 2016 at 8:41 pm

            I tweet this every second week, and I’ve yet to see a Snowden fan boy/girl explain it:

            Up to January 2009 he passionately supported ‘covert intelligence ops’ – but then – coincidentally, I’m sure – once you-know-who was inaugurated he became a passionate opponent of it all.

            He was 30 when he legged it to Moscow, so he was no still-finding-himself kid.

            I have no clue what his exact motivations are, but I’ll never forget that even after Ron Paul’s racist newsletters were uncovered, he was donating to him. And now he tries to align himself to the Black Lives Matter movement, and some in it are stupid enough to see him as an ally. He’s not, he’s simply using them to try and boost his credibility, much as Greenwald has tried to do. Needless to say, that hopeless fraud Shaun King is one of GG’s best buddies. Give me strength.

            • 77 99ts
              January 2, 2016 at 10:20 pm

              Was talking to df about being a “child bride” – my first marriage was an unmitigated disaster – but it forced me to grow up quick. I know many of my daughters friends who stayed single into their 30s (incl the daughter) who always had someone else (usually family) to sort out their disasters – and then one day they realised they had to do it all themselves. Sometimes age is no indicator of maturity & the talk and actions of Snowden I find seriously immature. Threw his life away on a whim – being convinced by ?? that he could change the world & probably thought that he could bring down an administration. He probably thought that PBO was an easy take down – well he sure had to grow up quickly because that was never going to happen.

              Apologies – I rarely read anything on twitter – other than that directly on TOD – I shall try & do better.

            • 78 catrst
              January 3, 2016 at 10:38 am

              I looked up “entrism” on wikipedia. It has a history behind its usage but I think of it as undercover infiltration. This is definitely the modus operandi of the Ron Paul/Koch brothers/Bircher ilk these days. You have routed out the pattern in the behavior of Greenwald, Snowden and now Shawn what’s his name. When you read the summary of the Bircher movement all the pieces start to come together as to the inconsistant rhetoric of someone like Rand Paul. I have a couple I know in my town that subscribe to Ron Paul’s schtick and they asked if I would like to go to the Dem dinner with them this year. I accepted but with full knowledge that they were practicing entrism. When I called out the fellow of the couple on his climate denial he got very bullying. I behave in a “no drama” way but don’t enable their entrism if I can help it. Always about power with them but stealth is their method. Act like you agree with the person and their positions and then try to convince them to change or at least collect info while you are at it. I guess I think its better to know your enemy and I don’t accuse them of what they are engaged in.

        • 79 catrst
          January 3, 2016 at 10:29 am

          I say the Koch brothers and their John Birch Society/American fascist ilk. Also go by the libertarian label.

  17. 80 GGail
    January 2, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Chips, our paths have not crossed today so let me take this time now to say…GOOOOOOOOOOOALS 😀 😀

  18. 87 hopefruit2
    January 2, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    LOL! Every media outlet gives a daily accounting of our President’s Hawaii vacation activities…what will they do in 2017?


    • 88 GGail
      January 2, 2016 at 6:23 pm

      Does anyone know if there has ever been this much coverage of a President’s vacation?

        January 2, 2016 at 6:29 pm


      • January 2, 2016 at 6:36 pm

        if there was, i wasn’t interested in it!

        • 91 GGail
          January 2, 2016 at 6:46 pm

          Maryl1, I’m sorry to hear about your Sophie. I hope she’s not in a lot of discomfort. {{{{hugs}}}}

          • January 2, 2016 at 6:55 pm

            Thank you, GGail. She seems to comfortable, but refuses to eat or drink. I brought up her friend Annie, my other cat, to my bedroom. She spent quite a long time grooming her and Sophie was purring. The hardest thing is just feeling so helpless.

        • January 2, 2016 at 6:48 pm

          Ah Mary, I only just saw your news about Sophie and how she’s fading. I am so, so sorry, it must be completely heartbreaking for you. May she feel no pain and slip away gently, sending you love and hugs.

          • January 2, 2016 at 6:58 pm

            Thanks you so much, Chips. Hugs and love are what is needed right now. She seems comfortable and in no pain. Her friend Annie (my other cat) just spent a long time grooming her. I debated even going on here to say something, but am feeling pretty lonely right now so I am so thankful that I have this wonderful, compassionate place to ‘come’ to.

            • 97 GGail
              January 2, 2016 at 7:05 pm

              So Mary, have you spoke with the vet? What do they recommend?

            • January 2, 2016 at 7:07 pm

              “Annie (my other cat) just spent a long time grooming her.”

              Oh heavens Mary, animals are just extraordinary, the way they can sense things. So, so beautiful.

              Wish we could all give you the biggest hug ever, such a desperately sad experience for you, but I bet you gave Sophie a wonderful life and you should be so proud of that. Thinking of you Mary, endless love.

              • January 2, 2016 at 7:49 pm

                Chips you are giving me hugs! And I appreciate you letting me talk about my cat in your space. Annie and Sophie were not litter mates, but they bonded at the home from which I adopted them which is why I adopted them both. they’ve had a lot of fun together and Annie, although bigger and older, depends on Sophie to stick up for her. It was very sweet to see her taking care of Sophie today.. Again, I truly, deeply appreciate the chance to talk about them a little bit.

            • 100 hopefruit2
              January 2, 2016 at 7:13 pm

              Hugs to you maryl1. Wishing your Sophie continued comfort and peace as she makes her transition. Glad that you and your other kitty Annie are able to be with her.

      • 102 desertflower
        January 2, 2016 at 6:55 pm

        They covered his vacation, but not like he wanted!


        This week marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which was one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history during the late summer of 2005. In addition to showing the determination and courage of the victims and first responders – etched deep into the nation’s consciousness – Katrina also illustrated the perils that presidents face when they fail to deal with such calamities in a timely and efficient way, as George W. Bush discovered a decade ago. Strange as it may seem at this time of instant communication and the 24-hour news cycle, Bush didn’t pay attention to the biggest news story of the moment because he was on vacation and allowed himself to get isolated from the country.

        Let’s face it…nobody CARED about GWB’s vacations! The way I see it, his 8 years in office was just one long disastrous vacation!

        • 103 GGail
          January 2, 2016 at 7:04 pm

          Hahahahahaha DF, that’s a good one! “nobody CARED about GWB’s vacations! The way I see it, his 8 years in office was just one long disastrous vacation!”

  19. 105 GGail
    January 2, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    VC, I sent you and emai…

  20. 106 jacquelineoboomer
    January 2, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Happy New Year, Nerdy Wonka – and many hugs and much thanks for all you do for us (and President Obama!). And I love that tweet.

  21. 108 hopefruit2
    January 2, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Here are just a few important dates coming up this month – plan ahead! 🙂 🙂

    1. Jobs report (Friday Jan 8th).

    2. “A Celebration of American Creativity: In Performance at the White House” premieres Friday, January 8, 2016 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations

    3. State of the Union Address (President Obama’s final address): Tuesday January 12 @ 9PM

    4. FOURTH DEM PRIMARY DEBATE Jan 17th (NBC News, Congressional Black Caucaus South Carolina Dem Party)

    Also, at some point in the coming week, we can expect to hear PBO’s announcement on his executive orders for gun control.

  22. 110 Vicki
    January 2, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    So, President Obama and family have had 15 uninterrupted days in Hawaii. I hope they enjoyed every single second of this vacation.

  23. January 2, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Evening TOD folks. Congrats on your 35th DF. What a blessing! So happy that the first family had a wonderful uninterrupted vacation.

  24. 113 busbus
    January 3, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    I’m here everyday; but, we are now into the third day of 2016 and I have yet to say, “Happy New Year.” So sorry. HAPPY NEW YEAR, to the TOD “family.” May God bless each of you with prosperity, peace, happiness, good health and love.

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