Thursday, June 2, 2011

Repeat Tweets: City Council, Bin Laden, Mavs

Repeat tweets from May, 2011:

  • 2011 05 01 - In 2007, Sheryl Miller outpolled William Gordon almost 2 to 1 in a 5-way race for City Council. I didn't know that. http://goo.gl/wXsFV
  • 2011 05 01 - Headline: "Houston Texans take Rice defensive end Cheta Ozougwu with NFL draft's last pick." Go Owls! http://goo.gl/VBaUK
  • 2011 05 01 - Where to Live to Avoid a Natural Disaster. Avoid N. TX like the plague - but not because of plagues. Yay, Appleton WI. http://goo.gl/zGGNC
  • 2011 05 01 - MT @brucetomaso: "Trump's reaction to jokes may be clue that he's not cut out for a natl campaign." Hell, he's not cut out for, say, Alaska.
  • 2011 05 01 - Thank you, Apple. Rumor is that Osama bin Laden just activated the new iPhone sent to him by the CIA.
  • 2011 05 02 - Headline: "MetroPCS expanding Richardson HQ." Richardson on the move. Keep it goin'. http://goo.gl/rIzmO
  • 2011 05 02 - Headline: "Benning moves HQ from Dallas to Richardson." Richardson on the move. Keep it goin'. http://goo.gl/cydnM
  • 2011 05 02 - Headline: "CVS Caremark call center in Richardson lays off 250." Ouch! Two steps forward, one back. Pick up the pace. http://goo.gl/XnDTI
  • 2011 05 02 - I'd like to learn how far a city council can change zoning laws before courts rule it an illegal taking without compensation. No I wouldn't.
  • 2011 05 02 - Steve Mitchell has the perfect situation. A legitimate reason to step aside from a vote that might come back to haunt him years from now.
  • 2011 05 02 - I want Spring Valley rezoning to go through but I'm not a property rights lawyer. I don't want city to lose a lawsuit or screw prop owners.

After the jump, more repeat tweets.


  • 2011 05 03 - Headline: "New report confirms Arctic melt accelerating." Don't be alarmed. It's only scientists talking, not senators. http://goo.gl/7Akop
  • 2011 05 03 - First, In-N-Out Burger, now Trader Joe's. OMG is right. http://goo.gl/xhkuv
  • 2011 05 03 - A Film Unfinished (2010): Long lost raw film from Nazi propaganda archive. Haunting images from Warsaw Ghetto. I'm shocked & speechless. A-
  • 2011 05 04 - This just in: Al Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden is still dead.
  • 2011 05 04 - Headline: "The recent Richardson Citizens Alliance video makes a number of false and questionable claims." Really? http://goo.gl/3jxOT
  • 2011 05 04 - No RCA Voter's Guide in my mail again today. But I did get a Domino's Pizza ad and coupon. All in all, not a bad trade-off.
  • 2011 05 04 - City of Richardson responds to "misstatements" by Richardson Citizens Alliance PAC in council election campaign: http://bit.ly/loJvay
  • 2011 05 05 - Headline: "Dirk blasts Lakers again, sends Mavs to 2-0 lead." Fantastic! Any word yet on the route of the NBA Championship victory parade?
  • 2011 05 06 - April's jobs report was good, but overall picture is still dismal. Why did we stop talking about jobs and start worrying about the deficit?
  • 2011 05 06 - If we don't get people back to work, the deficit is only going to grow worse, no matter how much we cut spending on health care for the poor
  • 2011 05 06 - Congrats to the Mavs and all, but it's hard to get excited knowing, even if they beat the Lakers, there's still the Heat in the Finals.
  • 2011 05 06 - By the way, I mentioned the Heat, not the Grizzlies or Thunder because, let's face it, those are made up team names, right?
  • 2011 05 06 - Mississippi River is experiencing its annual 100 year flood. Water is as high as the last 500 year flood in 1993. #GlobalWarmingSpeedsUpTime
  • 2011 05 07 - All hell's breaking loose in the Texas House. Not enough Republicans bothered to show up to conduct business. GOP trying to suspend rules.
  • 2011 05 07 - Congrats to all who picked Animal Kingdom in the Derby. There, those 2 minutes are over. That's a sport I can forget about for another year.
  • 2011 05 07 - Headline: "Local lawmaker accused of cozying up to gas industry." Stefani Carter votes for gas companies over cities. http://goo.gl/zrHKW
  • 2011 05 09 - Do you know the best part of the Bin Laden raid? After the job was done, that helicopter flew out of Pakistan and left no forces behind.
  • 2011 05 09 - Headline: "Scientific Study Links Flammable Drinking Water to Fracking." Did we really need a study to tell us this? http://goo.gl/kTbBy
  • 2011 05 10 - After a marathon meeting that ended about 1:00 am, Richardson City Council approved W. Spring Valley Corridor rezoning. Hello, renewal.
  • 2011 05 10 - Richardson City Council unanimously approved rezoning W. Spring Valley Corridor. Why don't the candidates tell us how they would have voted?
  • 2011 05 10 - Four Lions (2010): Black comedy. Al Qaeda misfits plot to blow up the Internet...or themselves...or sheep. Funny now Bin Laden's dead. B-
  • 2011 05 11 - Doctors respond to "Smokey" Joe Barton, champion of mercury, SO2 and particulate matter emissions from power plants. http://goo.gl/tTukX
  • 2011 05 12 - Rep. Stefani Carter blames school funding cutbacks on high superintendent salaries. Carter to Schools: Drop Dead. http://goo.gl/qhQ9q
  • 2011 05 12 - "Should we start placing commas outside quotation marks?" Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. http://goo.gl/pB1Zc
  • 2011 05 12 - @Lady__Madonna, it's mi mama. Madre is reserved for the Mother of God. Unless, that is, you're announcing something about yourself.
  • 2011 05 12 - Mitt Romney: My health insurance mandate was a huge success in Massachusetts and if I'm elected President I promise to drop the idea.
  • 2011 05 14 - I'm not saying turnout was light at my voting precinct, but I could hear the sounds of rustling air as I tossed my coin. #dfwvote
  • 2011 05 15 - I wonder what fraction of that 14% turnout at polls is people who feel it's their civic duty, but don't feel a duty to inform themselves.
  • 2011 05 17 - I guess all that talk of changing the Constitution to allow Arnold Schwarzenegger to run for President is pretty much dead now, right?
  • 2011 05 17 - Some private companies allow employees to accumulate and cash out unused vacation time. Same for some cities. Crooked? Of course not.
  • 2011 05 17 - RCA couldn't keep the "no" voters for 2010 bond. Did voters change their minds? Or decide RCA was "over the top"? http://t.co/WyNjQxM
  • 2011 05 17 - Headline: "RISD avoids teacher layoffs." Great teachers, great administrators, great trustees, great education. RISD. http://t.co/8WFJr7l
  • 2011 05 17 - Headline: "Santorum: McCain doesn't understand interrogation." How long before he walks that back? http://t.co/87DnCg9
  • 2011 05 17 - Newt Gingrich: "Any ad which quotes what I said on Sunday is a falsehood." Now that's how you walk back a gaffe. Not.
  • 2011 05 18 - Headline: "Revelations could tarnish Schwarzenegger's legacy." Do ya think?
  • 2011 05 18 - GOP to Nation regarding Debt Ceiling is like Doctor to Patient: You're eating and smoking yourself to death. So I'm going to shoot you.
  • 2011 05 19 - Neither Medicare spending cuts nor tax increases will slow the rapid growth in cost of health care. Only health care *reform* can do that.
  • 2011 05 19 - Huckabee, no heart. Trump, no hair. Gingrich, no sense. Where's the GOP go now? "Bob Dole. Tanned. Rested. Ready."
  • 2011 05 20 - Headline: "Santorum backtracks on McCain criticism." If you had '3 days' in the pool, you win. http://t.co/vQJW3dV
  • 2011 05 20 - Wildflower! update: "Bring water resistant clothing, umbrellas and lawn chairs." Not sure how lawn chairs will keep you dry, but it's on!
  • 2011 05 20 - The reason why Hinojosa was justified to leave. A dysfunctional school board & no interest in DISD community to change. http://t.co/uuzjtqK
  • 2011 05 20 - In the long run, we're all house-flippers. One's home is the largest component of many people's net worth. You want its value to grow.
  • 2011 05 20 - "Editorial: Eyewitness ID reform a big step." I've been hard on Stefani Carter, but she deserves credit for backing this http://t.co/90jJ4X3
  • 2011 05 21 - Headline: "Pope blesses astronauts in 1st papal call to space." What was with all those years raising his eyes to the heavens during prayer?
  • 2011 05 21 - Obama to visit Europe, with stop at Moneygall, Ireland, where his ancestors are from. OMG, he's not Kenyan, he's Irish! http://t.co/KwO6BGr
  • 2011 05 21 - "Birtherism, debt ceiling, climate change, evolution: Are Republicans losing their grip on reality?" Rhetorical, I know. http://t.co/lJ8sUbE
  • 2011 05 21 - Video: "My Water's On Fire Tonight (The Fracking Song)." BTW, Stefani Carter sides with frackers against Texas cities. http://t.co/EVe5cjE
  • 2011 05 21 - "Budget Mix-Up Provides Nation's Schools With Enough Money To Properly Educate Students." Could be satire from Austin. http://t.co/5sbN6rl
  • 2011 05 21 - Headline: "Republicans Filibuster Appeals Court Nominee: Hypocrisy or Payback?" Is *Both* an acceptable answer?
  • 2011 05 21 - The Ghost Writer (2010): Political memoir turns mystery turns thriller. Plot is contrived and full of holes. Watchable not memorable. C+
  • 2011 05 22 - Midnight. I'm still here. Anyone else? ......... Anyone? .......... Hey, is anybody else still here?
  • 2011 05 22 - Crystal ball: Romney will win GOP nomination and be forced to veer hard right for VP, just like McCain and Palin in 2008. Romney/Ryan 2012.
  • 2011 05 22 - Headline: "Tim Pawlenty Previews Launch of Presidential Campaign." How many times does the press let these guys announce they're running?
  • 2011 05 23 - Townsend and Maczka.
  • 2011 05 24 - Headline: "Chrysler repays $7.6 billion in bail-out loans?" GOP blames Obama.
  • 2011 05 24 - Headline: "Pillar buys Nortel Richardson HQ for $43.1 Million." Time to change Richardson's tagline? Telecom was like three bubbles ago.
  • 2011 05 24 - Headline: "Billingsley plans mixed-use project at Dallas North Tollway and 190." Richardson has the jump on them at 75/190. Go Richardson.
  • 2011 05 24 - Good news for arts lovers of Collin County - Richardson's Eisemann Center is (partially) in Collin County. http://t.co/gvwxLvq
  • 2011 05 24 - Wow! Sound and light show over in Richardson for now. What excitement. Of course I mean Ch 8's Dancing with the Stars.
  • 2011 05 24 - RyanCare goes down in NY-26. My prediction of Romney/Ryan 2012 does, too. What other far-right VP candidate is there who won't be poison?
  • 2011 05 24 - Developer plans Riverwalk! Euless, a mixed-use project w/ shopping, restaurants, homes, apts. Richardson has right idea. http://t.co/wGIrPpc
  • 2011 05 25 - Headline: "CHART: Bush Policies Dominant Cause Of National Debt." Gee, ya think? http://t.co/FoBq0ep
  • 2011 05 25 - RT @koliver: "Texas to Spend $4 Billion on 28 Mile Megaproject. Is this really the time for this?" Why not? Education cuts give us the money
  • 2011 05 26 - Richardson Police Department is holding a free VIN Etching and H.E.A.T. Registration at Target, 601 S. Plano Road, this Friday from 10-2.
  • 2011 05 26 - Cornyn's having trouble deciding how to play this: "Cornyn On Senate Vote To End Medicare: We're Not Ending Medicare." http://t.co/MVeJcZU
  • 2011 05 26 - William McKenzie: "Voters: Remember school budget cuts during next year's elections." http://t.co/rV7ETA7
  • 2011 05 26 - Don't watch NBA playoffs til The Finals. Don't watch Finals til game 3 or 4. Don't watch any NBA game til 4th quarter. Spoiler: Heat wins.
  • 2011 05 27 - All The Devils Are Here, by McLean & Nocera: Dry telling of financial crisis. Demolishes myths being invented by politicians. Important. C+
  • 2011 05 27 - "We have placed $4.8 billion on the Medicaid MasterCard." -- Rep. Sylvester Turner. http://t.co/dzegaVM
  • 2011 05 27 - Former Berkner HS and now Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib indicted for shooting at man in Texas. http://t.co/iVxHHNA
  • 2011 05 27 - "Now it is time to turn the reins over to someone else." Creationist Chair of State Board of Education Gail Lowe. Yay!. http://t.co/TO82pvt
  • 2011 05 28 - Excited about the upcoming championship? Of course, I'm talking Northwestern Wildcats in NCAA women's lacrosse finals. http://t.co/Fno75Bs
  • 2011 05 28 - Parrot and Olivier in America, by Peter Carey: Fictional memoirs of French noble and English servant. Convincing look at America of 1837. A-
  • 2011 05 28 - "We're Caught in a Trap" at Eastside.
  • 2011 05 29 - NATIONAL CHAMPS! Northwestern Wildcats take down #1 Maryland, 8-7, for 6th NCAA women's lacrosse title in 7 years. http://t.co/H2yn8Wj
  • 2011 05 29 - Winter's Bone (2010): Backwoods teen goes to unbelievable lengths to keep her house and family together. Like visiting another world. B-
  • 2011 05 30 - State Senator Wendy Davis is my new hero. #txlege
  • 2011 05 30 - Headline: "Germany decides to abandon nuclear power by 2022." Just when I was getting on the nuclear bandwagon. http://t.co/Ba4c8Ip
  • 2011 05 30 - Rice Owls baseball team wins C-USA regular season and conference tourney. Now, it's on to NCAA tourney and maybe Omaha. http://t.co/cIqblHX
  • 2011 05 30 - Headline: "Wildfires destroy 12 homes in Texas Panhandle." Unfortunately, we're not done with the Inferno. May never be. http://t.co/x84GwAQ
  • 2011 05 31 - RT @DalArtsDistrict: "Did you know that the DAD is the largest urban arts district in the US?" Said like that's necessarily a good thing.
  • 2011 05 31 - Go Mavs! Only a few more minutes before wishful thinking ends. No parade in downtown Dallas this year, either, I'm afraid.
  • 2011 05 31 - Waste Land (2010): doc. by Brazilian who works with garbage pickers to combine social project with making art. Portrait of human dignity. B-

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