The Week’s Tweets (2010-04-25)

  • Always a mood boost to listen to NPR opera shows-but only because I'm so glad I'm not like the people who host them. #
  • Sutton Stokes, one of the world's foremost practitioners of asides set off by em dashes. #
  • Funny comment on Facebook: Tea Partiers "are out to do away with everything they flunked in school." #
  • My inner amateur detective is chastened to learn fed's erroneous anthrax investigation kicked off by amateur detective. http://bit.ly/cQboj6 #
  • Funny how people who are-at least in their own minds-creative, original thinkers all comply with the orthodoxy of "artist's statements." #
  • Ohio GOP shocked SHOCKED to learn people find this sexist: "Let's take Betty Sutton out of the House and put her back in the kitchen." #
  • Tea Party a rebellion against GOP? Then why does it want what the GOP wants-tax cuts with no reduction in spending? http://bit.ly/dwoNai #
  • U.S. gov. wrongly insisted for years that Hatfill was guilty of anthrax attacks-but don't worry, everyone at GITMO definitely "terrorists." #
  • RT @johncr8on: Assessments will matter when used as a tool to support student goals rather than score an institution. #els2010 #
  • New overnight baby-response schedule reminds me of port/starboard watch sections in the USCG. Ah, memories that I'm too tired to remember. #
  • In honor of Conf. History Month: "Thank [George] for taking the pistol away from you when you were shooting at me." http://bit.ly/bcuoZI #
  • What is this "NFL draft" thing anyway? #
  • Why on earth does NPR think anyone cares to hear book recommendations from Tina Brown? #
  • More #USAA #fail: my wife has to pay double life ins. premiums bec. 2 lbs "underweight"-after 15 hrs' fasting & height measured in shoes. #
  • Coen is an enhanced interrogation technique. #
  • Any suggestions for a basic PC netbook that can run Word and PowerPoint? #
  • Bizarrely written article makes it almost impossible to understand which video shows what and what's missing. http://bit.ly/aRXBkm #
  • GOP's definition of "judicial activism": the refusal to reverse GOP legislative defeats. http://bit.ly/arcpUC #
  • Oprah will render her verdict after these messages. #
  • Before Oprah can grant Octomom the absolution she seeks, she must shame her. #
  • Oprah's career has now reached its zenith. #
  • Who do I know in Missoula with Mac Boot Camp or similar? Thinking of buying but want to test a very specific scenario first. #
  • Working on shrinking my income so my son can have health insurance! #
  • Trying to remember it is better to be the twig that bends in the wind than the strong branch that snaps off. #
  • I need a cheap/used PC. Only needs to run Word, PowerPoint, Visual Basic, and a web browser. Any ideas? #
  • But really, why should having been a Mob lawyer keep you from elected office? http://wp.me/puC4-3aV #
  • My latest Went West column is much easier to understand than an EOB from your health insurance company. http://bit.ly/a00BI3 #
  • Rather than walk the hundred yards to the state capitol, he rides in an SUV, air conditioning on full blast. http://bit.ly/88eJ5F #
  • Babies get cases of the Mondays? #
  • If you really can't understand/accept the need for gay marriage, I challenge you to read this shocking story: http://bit.ly/bTKlvD #
  • Cut off the head and the body… won't die? Well, yes, because jihadism is a movement, not an organization. http://nyti.ms/9hPOUu #
  • The financial reform bill "bails out" Wall Street the same way car insurance "bails out" people who've crashed their cars. #
  • Protestors to utilize Obama-granted right to carry guns in national parks as part of protest against Obama. http://bit.ly/bgxmZU #
  • Coen is basically trying to stand. He can't really stay there, but he gets there. Should we be afraid? #
  • Speaking of speed traps, although not Hungarian ones…. #
  • "I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it." Happy birthday, Mae West! #
  • Easy way to tell if your news sources are lying to you: they call financial reform a "bailout bill". http://bit.ly/cDaVBb #
  • I wonder if Mitch McConnell's brain ever starts hurting from constantly obfuscating, or if he's just used to it. http://bit.ly/cDaVBb #
  • Do I know anyone who follows news about Hungarian traffic laws, or who was ever caught in a Hungarian speed trap? #
  • My latest Went West column: Why don't insurance companies care about clear communication? http://bit.ly/a00BI3 #
  • Translating from the Hungarian-to-English translation. #
  • "A thorough appreciation of literature allows no shortcuts": it's the birthday of the man who invented CliffsNotes. http://bit.ly/c4lxRu #

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.