Daily Tweets: 9 August 2017

I’ve made it to day five of the “diet”. I suppose there’ll come a time when I’m not counting the days. Still, it makes an easy way to fill in the space beside the Twitter logo. Otherwise it would get all mixed up with the first tweet and create a mess!

It’s been raining non-stop for a couple of days at my place, so there’s not much to do except look for tweets. However, it has got to the stage where it’s delaying some other things I’m trying to work on. It’s time to write about North Korea again, and there are still people trying to make the world hate Jerry Coyne. One website is up to it’s sixth anti-Coyne/Dr Death post!

Anyway, on with what we’re here for – the tweets.

Cat Tweets


Upper case and lower case – the case for genetics is made!

It’s an honorary cat!

Other Animal Tweets

Heather the Hedgehog is healthy again and ready for release back into the wilds of Hertfordshire.

How can you say no to this?


This one is for my sister Brenda – I hope she’s checking in today:

This is very funny!

“Will you walk into my parlour?” said the Spider to the Fly,
‘Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy; …

(Mary Howitt, 1799-1888)

See here for the full poem.


Isn’t this cute!

Economics Tweets

This is so stupid it burns! Why do people keep believing this stuff and voting for the GOP?

Political Tweets

This reminds me of just how much this man disgusts me. I can’t believe millions of people know this stuff and still support him.


Keith Olberman of GQ Magazine uses the words of Fox News’s Judge Judy against her – and Trump.


There’s an old Trump tweet for every occasion.


Why can they never spell? The US needs a proper debate on the topic, but how is that possible when this is who you’re up against?


The similarities are scary.

I can’t believe Jacob Zuma is still in power. He’s another leader who keeps his job just because his party keeps on supporting him.

Science Tweets

New Zealand has a science station in Antarctica named “Scott Base”. Expect some good stuff from this project in the future.

Just beautiful!

Very cool. (Not one for the creationists!)


So that’s another excuse gone for the deniers.

History Tweets

There was one before the brick – it was bigger than all these put together!

Religious Tweets

Via Ann German – I love the comment on this one …

This tweet:

And then this reply:


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5 Responses to “Daily Tweets: 9 August 2017”

  1. rickflick says:

    Your collections are like bouquets…no, like chocolate for the intellect…something like that. 😎

  2. nicky says:

    Thanks, a great selection.
    Some comments about the Zuma footage.
    – The guys & gals in red are the EFF (economic freedom fighters) the party of Julius Malema (aka Juju). They are not cheering in favour of Jacob Zuma, on the contrary. Juju was instrumental in Zuma’s rise to power in 2008/9, but they broke a few years ago. The extreme leftist EFF is radically opposed to Zuma. They cheered because they prematurely thought the motion of non-confidence won.
    – Zuma is also facing 783 (yes, you read that correctly sevenhundred and eightythree) criminal charges of corruption, fraud and racketeering. They were ‘dropped’ just before he became president, but there are serious efforts now to reinstate them (the criminal charges).
    – He is also accused (during his presidency, hence not included in the 783 criminal charges referred to above) of having colluded with the Gupta family to ‘capture the State’. Billions diverted, the Guptas deciding about policies and deciding who becomes minister etc. All that greasing his pockets, of course.
    – There is still a lot more, such as the firing of 2 finance ministers doing a sterling job (Nhlanhla Nene and Pravin Gordhan) within as many years, The Nkandla palace scandal, etc, but we cannot make a post of a dozen pages.
    The US maybe stuck with Mr Trump, but we here in SA are stuck with Zuma. I’m wondering who’s worse. I guess Zuma, because he is such a street-wise operator and shrewd politician.
    Note, this was not the sixth motion of non confidence he survived , but the eighth.
    I’m really surprised he survived the secret vote (once Speaker Baleka Mbete allowed a secret vote, I thought it would be the end of him), because he is such an obvious liability for the ANC in the long run. Too many parliamentarians on the “gravy train”?

  3. Mark R. says:

    Lots of great stuff in here today. I do wonder about the evolution of the face ending with a Caucasian face with green eyes. Is it saying that the Caucasian face is the pinnacle of human face evolution? Perhaps all the regressive left’s antics are infecting me. 🙂

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