Monday, December 3, 2012

Repeat Tweets: America Votes

Repeat tweets from November, 2012:

  • 1 Nov 2012: A British look at the election: "America could do better than Barack Obama; sadly, Mitt Romney does not fit the bill."
  • 1 Nov 2012: Today I've read three different calls for Obama's impeachment. Could GOP be reconciling themselves to defeat and moving on?
  • 1 Nov 2012: Yelling at Nate Silver is like yelling at a thermometer. We're learning just how many news pros just don't get math.
  • 1 Nov 2012: The good news of Daylight Saving Time: you get an extra hour of sleep Sunday. The bad news: the election campaign is extended another hour.
  • 2 Nov 2012: Headline: "Sandy cost $50B." When will business decide the cost of ignoring global warming is higher than the cost of addressing it? #Sandy

After the jump, more repeat tweets.

  • 2 Nov 2012: Final: Richardson 47, Berkner 35. Playoffs for the Richardson Eagles! #txhsfb
  • 2 Nov 2012: Monsieur Lazhar (2011): Algerian refugee in Canada takes teaching job, helps class (and self) deal with grief. Simple in the best way. A-
  • 3 Nov 2012: Headline: "Neither Obama nor Romney will turn America into a bleak hellscape." Well, there's that bright side, I guess.
  • 6 Nov 2012: Breaking: Nate Silver (@fivethirtyeight) wins in a landslide (91% at least)
  • 6 Nov 2012: Hello, Gov Romney? I'm calling to schedule your speaking slot at the 2016 GOP convention. Let's see. How about never? Is never good for you?
  • 7 Nov 2012: "Democrats give in to despair; Republicans give in to delusion." -- Michelle Goldberg
  • 8 Nov 2012: Headline: "Boehner pledges to work with Obama." So it begins. Boehner tees up football & promises not to yank it away at last second again.
  • 8 Nov 2012: North Texas Tea Party declares war on Republican National Committee. Bring your own muskets.
  • 8 Nov 2012: Best tweet (from 15 Oct): RT @fivethirtyeight: "betting on the polling average converging to Obama +2 has pretty much always been right."
  • 8 Nov 2012: Headline: "Kay Bailey Hutchison on Election: GOP Candidates Said ‘Very Stupid Things’". Looks like KBH is begging for a primary challenge.
  • 8 Nov 2012: "I don't think there was one person who saw this coming." -- Romney adviser. Nate Silver did and his millions of NYTimes readers.
  • 8 Nov 2012: Final: W.T.White 7, Lake Highlands 59. #txhsfb
  • 9 Nov 2012: Rasmussen says he got poll wrong because he misjudged turnout. Too bad there isn't some way to ask Americans if they plan to vote.
  • 12 Nov 2012: When liberals lose, they move to another country. When conservatives lose, they stay put and pretend they're in another country. #secession
  • 12 Nov 2012: Headline: "When Texas Goes Blue..." The liberal equivalent to the fevered dreams of a Republican Permanent Majority.
  • 13 Nov 2012: Headline: "Conservative Leaders Reject Secession Talk." D'oh. GOP civil war will end the same way real Civil War did. Rebs get routed.
  • 13 Nov 2012: Headline: "Rubio: ‘My trip to Iowa has nothing to do with 2016'". What is it about running for President that turns people mendacious?
  • 15 Nov 2012: Global warming is like living in Lake Wobegon. Every month the temps are above average. 332 in a row and counting.
  • 16 Nov 2012: The T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. Project
  • 16 Nov 2012: Final: Mesquite 50, Sachse 28. #txhsfb playoffs
  • 16 Nov 2012: Leonardo's Lost Princess, by Peter Silverman: Art meets detective story meets highbrow political infighting. Compelling true story. C+
  • 19 Nov 2012: Beginners (2010): Man deals with father's death. Father was gay, but that's neither here nor there. What matters is "he never gave up." A-
  • 20 Nov 2012: RT @budkennedy: "In remembering JFK, Dallas also will talk about Dallas." Here, Ft Worth's envy is best set aside. Let Dallas be front man.
  • 21 Nov 2012: Everything Must Go (2010): Man loses job and wife and ends up living on his front lawn. Give credit to Will Farrell for trying drama. C+
  • 23 Nov 2012: Hard-Boiled Wonderland, by Haruki Murakami: Calcutecs, semiotecs and unicorns. Formulaic science fantasy. Skip this for 1Q84. C+
  • 26 Nov 2012: Northwestern and Stanford win 2012 Academic Achievement Award. Both had a 100% graduation rate in football.
  • 27 Nov 2012: State-ranked #10 Hebron HS beats my #6 ranked Berkner Rams men's basketball team 53-49 at BHS. Thanks, Obama. :-(
  • 27 Nov 2012: Free Will, by Sam Harris: It's an illusion, but we shouldn't just give up. A short, logical argument unlikely to change anyone's mind. C-
  • 28 Nov 2012: "Every single sentence in Time’s nomination [of Higgs Boson as PotY] contains at least one serious error." Oh my.
  • 30 Nov 2012: Former Berkner basketball player, now at his 3rd high school, cited as excuse why Prime Prep withdraws from UIL. Messy.
  • 30 Nov 2012: Headline: "Most Face Lower Taxes Than in 1980." Except the working poor, who pay more. Conventional wisdom takes a hit.
  • 30 Nov 2012: TED talk by genius behind Bike Friendly... Better Block... Oak Cliff streetcars. More. We need more like him.

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