SOTU In 140 Characters






 Stay thirsty, Rand Paul and Paul Ryan






148 Responses to “SOTU In 140 Characters”

  1. 1 amk for obama
    January 13, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    ahem, hf.

  2. January 13, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Love, love, love these tweets, thank you soooooooooooo much Nerdy!!

  3. 11 Dudette
    January 13, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Hahahahahaha! That last one! 😀

  4. 14 amk for obama
    January 13, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    deray did whine about how Obama didn’t address the domestic terrorism.

  5. 15 Dudette
    January 13, 2016 at 12:14 pm

  6. January 13, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Paul Ryan looks like Eddie Muster

  7. 22 Dudette
    January 13, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    I just figured out what celebrity Nikki Haley looks like (to me anyway) – Joan Baez. It’s a shame she doesn’t share Joan’s politics.

  8. 23 Dudette
    January 13, 2016 at 12:18 pm

  9. January 13, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    FLOTUS and her curves looks alot better in that dress then that model.

  10. 25 Nena20409
    January 13, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    GM.GA.GD. Hello TOD on a Wednesday bitterly crisp cold Day 🙂 from MN.
    Congrats Twin Au ⭐ ⭐ Amk for FURST and ahem 😉 Lady Chips for clocking in @12:11pm too 😎
    My 🍸 & a tip off my hat to TOD Crew. What a fierce job you all do. Thanks, Chips and NW especially.
    Congrats to all the Gold ⭐ winners since last night SOTU event.

  11. 28 Dudette
    January 13, 2016 at 12:24 pm

  12. 29 JER
    January 13, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    LIVE NOW: Nancy Pelosi Holds Weekly Media Availability – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  13. 30 Dudette
    January 13, 2016 at 12:25 pm

  14. 31 Dudette
    January 13, 2016 at 12:26 pm

  15. 32 Dudette
    January 13, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    • 33 Dudette
      January 13, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      For those who may not be fans of The West Wing, Josiah Bartlett is the name of the President on the show. In one of his State of the Union addresses, he called for working on a cure for cancer. 🙂

      • 34 Dudette
        January 13, 2016 at 12:41 pm

        I miss this show sooooo much!

      • 35 Dudette
        January 13, 2016 at 12:46 pm

        Correction: They took the line out about curing cancer from the SOTU on The West Wing. Some researchers came to a Big Block of Cheese Day event and told the Chief of Staff that it was possible, but due to some politics w/ the Republicans (I can’t remember exactly how), the President was forced to remove the line from the speech. Here’s Sam, chief speechwriter, talking about it with another staff member. Best show on TV – EVER!

  16. 38 Dudette
    January 13, 2016 at 12:33 pm

  17. 41 JER
    January 13, 2016 at 12:33 pm

  18. 51 JER
    January 13, 2016 at 12:40 pm

  19. 55 nospin
    January 13, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    I keep getting these emails for me to “Tell Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: Censure Sen. Ted Cruz. and to Click here to sign the petition and donate to “Ted Cruz’s misogyny because “Last Friday, in a speech to a crowd of voters in Iowa, Sen. Ted Cruz suggested that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should be “spanked.” and I am thinking…get the hell out of here with that bullshit. Not once did these groups stand in defense of FLOTUS and Michelle was called everything but a child of God.


  20. 56 JER
    January 13, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    POTUS just boarded Air Force One for Omaha, Nebraska.

  21. January 13, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    “Seriously? You can not clap for curing cancer? You are that much of a whiner?”

    It’s that Grinch-sized heart and their fear of pissing off the person(s) that line their pockets.

  22. 62 amk for obama
    January 13, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Plans to seize the assets of asylum seekers are among controversial new measures on immigration being debated by MPs in Demark.

    The proposals have been condemned by the UN refugee agency and other rights groups, who say they go against international rules on refugees.

    Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen has called the plan the “most misunderstood bill in Denmark’s history”.

    The bill is expected to be voted on later in the month.

    The government on Tuesday secured a parliamentary majority to alter the proposed legislation to allow the Danish authorities to seize migrants’ cash and other individual items worth more than 10,000 kroner (£1,000; €1,340, $1,450).

    Wedding rings and other items of sentimental value will not be included.

    The move has been likened by some commentators to the treatment of Jews by Nazi Germany during the Holocaust.


  23. 63 hopefruit2
    January 13, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    This was Murdoch’s last tweet…I guess it takes a while to get rid of dried egg caked up all over one’s face. We’ll give him the time that he needs.

    • 64 amk for obama
      January 13, 2016 at 1:01 pm


    • 67 GGail
      January 13, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      HF 😀 😀

    • 68 Betsy
      January 13, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      Aren’t they already released? They were supposed to be at 2am EST this am.

      • 69 hopefruit2
        January 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm

        Yes, they’ve been released but this tweet was from last night, when the media and GOP were triumphantly trying to create mass hysteria out of something they knew very little about, but were hoping it would mean “bad news for Obama.” Murdoch apparently rushed to post this garbage without any real knowledge of what was going on, or the plans for the soldiers’ return, which were announced even before PBO gave his SOTU address. 🙂

  24. January 13, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    At State of the Union, Michelle Obama Wears Her Optimism for All to See

    …Yes, there were more important things to think about than a dress on Tuesday. But if you believe this highly social-media-aware administration — the one thatpreviewed the evening’s speech on Facebook — did not calculate the subliminal signals that the two protagonists might send via every means possible on one of the most public, closely watched evenings of the year, well, I’ve got a birther for you to meet.

    Especially because the dress was impossible to miss, thanks to its bright hue, identified by its designer,Narciso Rodriguez, as marigold, but labeled by Twitter observers, as, variously, mango, mustard and orange Starburst.

    It was just as impossible to miss the fact that it telegraphed a mood that was unquestionably upbeat and sunny. Indeed, it was the brightest dress the first lady had worn to a State of the Union since 2012, when she appeared in bright blue Barbara Tfank, and a notable contrast to the last State of the Union, where she wore a zipped-up sober gray skirt suit by Michael Kors — and the dimensions were multiple.

    The designer, after all, is Cuban-American; a fitting (no pun intended) nod to the resumption of diplomatic relations between the countries that is part of her husband’s legacy, as well as to the American fashion industry, for which she has been a notable booster. Though the dress was originally priced at $2,095 on NeimanMarcus.com, then reduced to $628, it is now sold out.

    As it happens, Mr. Rodriguez has been a favorite of Mrs. Obama’s since the first campaign, when she wore a red and black dress he made for election night. She wore his burgundy dress to her husband’s first State of the Union in 2009. Then, as now, the dress was sleeveless. Then, as now, the first lady’s sculpted arms were on display. Then, people freaked out a little (sleeveless! in February!), and she did not go sleeveless again to the annual speech until 2013. Now, no one blinked. Though, judging by the votes of Twitter approval, they did seem to smile.

    Progress, of a kind.

  25. 74 JER
    January 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm

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  26. 75 Dudette
    January 13, 2016 at 1:06 pm

  27. January 13, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Members of the Irish parliament will discuss petitions calling for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump to be barred from entering the country, according to the Irish newspaper The Journal.

    The Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions, which handles such proposals from the public, is slated to address two petitions to ban the business mogul in the next several weeks.


    I guess his threat to pull his billion(s)? from the UK wasn’t much of a deterrence.

  28. 80 Dudette
    January 13, 2016 at 1:07 pm

  29. 82 Dudette
    January 13, 2016 at 1:12 pm

  30. 84 Dudette
    January 13, 2016 at 1:12 pm

  31. January 13, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    “Speaker Ryan closes Iran vote swiftly to punish tardiness”



    Ryan abruptly ordered closing a vote after the allotted 15 minutes on legislation to prevent the Obama administration from lifting sanctions on Iranian entities unless it certifies they aren’t involved with terrorism or the country’s ballistic missile program.

    As a result, more than 130 lawmakers missed Wednesday’s vote, which was gaveled down when the tally hit 191-106. The tally was vacated because an insufficient number of members voted.

  32. 96 amk for obama
    January 13, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Iran media calm about US sailors’ incursion.

    Iranian state media’s coverage of the arrest of 10 US sailors after they strayed into Iranian waters was studiously restrained and measured in tone.

    The pejorative terms usually reserved for the US and other Western powers – such as “global arrogance” and “enemies” – have been conspicuous by their absence.

    State TV and radio reports did stress that the US incursion was “illegal” and that Tehran wanted an apology. It later reported that it had got it, though Washington denied this.

    But Iranian reports also highlighted remarks by the naval commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Adm Ali Fadavi, saying he was broadly satisfied with the US authorities’ account of the incident.

    In an interview with state-run Channel One, he said he was convinced that the incursion was not premeditated or aimed at espionage, but the unintentional result of mechanical failure.

    In a small sideswipe, Adm Fadavi also accused the US sailors of “unprofessional behaviour”.


    contrast is such a pita.

    gunnite toddys.

  33. January 13, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    President Obama definitely raised the bar and more people than we know realize it.

    2017 will come too soon.

  34. 99 Nena20409
    January 13, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    My Favorite Line from last night:
    “Sixty years ago, when the Russians beat us into space, we didn’t deny Sputnik was up there,”

  35. 100 Nena20409
    January 13, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    I have not seen this picture before.

  36. 103 hopefruit2
    January 13, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Hey Chips, I’m recommending these two as play-dates for Danny! He would LOVE to have them over… 🙂 🙂 🙂

  37. 105 JER
    January 13, 2016 at 1:53 pm

  38. 108 Roberta in MN
    January 13, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Nerdy wonderful tweets. You and Chips did an outstanding job last night. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am going to have to watch the speech again, my cable kept shutting down and pixilating. Looks like I will need to get another one. 4th one. Yaaa, Charter. NOT.

  39. 110 JER
    January 13, 2016 at 2:04 pm

  40. 117 Allison
    January 13, 2016 at 2:10 pm

  41. 121 Nena20409
    January 13, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    • 122 No Child Left Behind
      January 13, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      What a shame!

    • 123 Gazelle
      January 13, 2016 at 3:58 pm

      I’m not surprised. AJA should have stuck to their model of AJ International and not try to be CNN-MSNBC Lite. Some of their programs were just so. I loved AJ International and hope it comes back to my channel line-up.

  42. January 13, 2016 at 2:26 pm



    Nancy Osborne @NancyOsborne180
    Snyder’s people changed data to hide #FlintWater poisoning #TBATs http://michiganradio.org/post/… …@maddow @MMFlint

  43. January 13, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    UH HUH

    UH HUH

    City hall office containing water documents broken into, officials say

    FLINT, MI – Officials say a recent city hall break-in occurred in an office containing documents related to the city’s water system.

    Flint police previously reported a break-in at City Hall, 1101 S. Saginaw St. over the holiday break, but information released Monday, Jan. 11, confirmed the break-in happened at a vacant executive office in the mayor’s suite that contained documents related to the city’s water system.

    “The office that was broken into is where some water files are kept,” Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said. “However, at this point it’s hard to tell if any files were taken. The only thing we know for sure was stolen is a TV.”

    Flint Police Chief James Tolbert said investigators were working to discover if any documents connected to the city’s water system were taken.

    The break-in was discovered Dec. 28 by an employee when they returned from work following the holiday break. No other offices were disturbed.

    “The video doesn’t show anything,” Tolbert said. “Officers are now doing a security survey.”…

  44. 126 Nena20409
    January 13, 2016 at 2:36 pm

  45. 128 JER
    January 13, 2016 at 2:38 pm

  46. 141 hopefruit2
    January 13, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Oh really?!? LOL

  47. 144 JER
    January 13, 2016 at 2:55 pm

  48. 145 No Child Left Behind
    January 13, 2016 at 2:56 pm

  49. January 13, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Just in case………


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