I hope the leadership vacuum created by Tony Hayward's departure doesn't hamper the #oilspill containment or cleanup efforts.
Russia is eliminating the capital gains tax. Sadly, the ex-commies know something we apparently don't. http://bit.ly/cSzTOe
Calling the AOL/Bebo fiasco the worst deal of the dot com era makes me wonder if nobody remembers Novell/Word Perfect. http://bit.ly/aJf2q6
RT @adamsbaldwin: "Government Wants ISPs to Record Browsing History…" | That's the Australian government, though. Not the US.
Are the Feds and BP conspiring to prevent the media from recording the full impact of the oil spill? http://bit.ly/aa4ri6
RT @BryanPick: Why is the firing squad controversial? | Because it's icky and messy. We like our executions clean.
FCC votes to regulate broadband service like a telecom. Is there ANYTHING these people don't want to control? http://bit.ly/bwEBFP
If Michael Jordan brings back the Hitler mustache, it will be the most stupendous achievement of the 21st century. http://bit.ly/9tUS2A
White House wants the senate to pass Cap & Trade in lame duck session, so no one has to face a tough vote before it. http://bit.ly/94CHzB
Inspections for fire extinguishers take precedence over stopping the oil from reaching shore – http://www.qando.net/?p=8795
High court: Texts on government/employer gear not private http://usat.me?38908876
That's why I never use them.
New 'morning after' pill approved by FDA is good for give days. Yay for unprotected sex! http://usat.me?38912476
Is it becoming clearer to everyone why we don't elect senators to the White House?
Fed regulators: Banks have to stop charging big overdraft fees to the losers. Banks: Then we have to end free checking. http://bit.ly/d5aHwP
When they call me “stiff” and “wooden”, they aren’t talking about my personality, if you know what I mean. #AlGorePickupLines
Tropical storms will soon begin in a Gulf of Mexico polluted with thousands of barrels of flammable oil. My nightmare: fire hurricanes.
Via @bdomenech: RT @katiemconnolly: Obama is more popular abroad than at home: http://bit.ly/a2Cnqq Well, they don’t have to live with him.
I’m shocked–shocked!–to see Nigerians accused of identity theft. I guess they won’t be sending that oil money to me. http://nyti.ms/9EAPKT
Striking Chinese workers use technology to get their message out. Cell phones won’t stop Chinese gov’t tanks, though. http://nyti.ms/9v4ooA
Weekly initial claims for unemployment rose by 12,000 to 472,000 last week. As expected, this rise in claims was unexpected.
Something fundamental has changed with Mr. Sun. We should probably try to figure out what. It seems…important. http://bit.ly/bIS8RC
You know, there's so many things wrong with my last tweet that I hardly know where to begin.
A German student mooned a group of Hell's Angels, then hurled a puppy at them before escaping on a stolen bulldozer. http://bit.ly/aRScnd
Sea levels aren't the only thing that's rising. #AlGorePickUpLines
AT&T suspends iPhone 4 pre-orders. If AT&T can't handle the orders, imagine what a disaster USAGE bandwidth will be. http://bit.ly/9fv7dG
Obama's oil speech, with all the talk about Nobel prizes and PhD's sounded like Fredo from Godfather 2: "I'm smart! I can handle things!"
Obama's oil speech, with talk of PhDs and Nobel prizes, reminded me of Fredo in Godfather 2: "I'm smart! I can handle things!"
EU chief warns democracy could disappear in Greece, Spain and Portugal, i.e., Europe would be like it was in the 60's. http://bit.ly/a2Yxld
The new Honda FR1200F books way better in person than in pics. It also feels really light. Egos are a bit sporty. http://twitpic.com/1x4sxy
Spending the afternoon in a little slice of heaven. http://twitpic.com/1x494j
How would you like to sequester some of MY carbon? #AlGorePickUpLines
Hey, baby, I'd like to open up your lockbox. #AlGorePickUpLines
This Perez Hilton thing is just insane. Doesn't EVERYBODY know the cops get really upset when you show pictures of a 17 year-old's kitty?
Yet another Obama administration czar, this time to oversee the oil spill. So, what is it that Obama does, exactly? http://bit.ly/a4BVYQ
I see via @JonHenke that Grover Norquist joined GOProud. That's faaabulous!
I've been watching that Etheridge video. Jeebus, if that old man had laid his hands on me, he'd have been making his apology from the ER.
I got the vandalism damage estimate for my truck. $1,044 damage to the passenger door and window.
Twitter's incapacity tonight is ticking me off. I can only assume it's all the heathen foreigners tweeting about kickball.
Wow! We just had an earthquake. The whole house shook. We've been having those a lot lately. I'm pretty sure that's not a good thing.
AT&T IS BLAMING TUE iPad security leak on "malicious" hackers. As oppposed the helpful hackers we're all so used to. http://bit.ly/9inHEx
BP has a outlines a plan to contain the oil spill. Well. That's, uh, reassuring. "Milord, I have a cunning plan!" http://bit.ly/9KryyQ
Seriously, what's the deal with the Japanese and whaling? They LOVE it! It's just…creepy. http://bit.ly/9vvEvt
Why the EU is ultimately doomed to failure: if Belgium is on the verge of dissolution, how do you unify a continent? http://bit.ly/ddfAVm
In this podcast, Bruce, Michael, and Dale discuss whether President Obama’s “Jimmy Carter Moment” is approacjing as a result of the BP Oil spill, and his proposal to eliminate the mortgage interest rate deduction.
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My truck just got vandalized. Somebody threw a baseball into it three times at about 5pm. Broken window, dents. http://twitpic.com/1vzd75
The Internal Revenue Service. #failedjokes
As far as #worldcup soccer goes, any sport so boring they take commercial breaks without stopping the on-field "action" isn't worth watching
Who keeps digging holes in my back yard? I may never know… http://twitpic.com/1vuezk
May retail sales declined 1.2%, against expectations of a 0.2% rise. And it's across the board, as ex-auto sales were down 1.1%.
If you think AT&T's data network sucks now, wait 'til iPhone 4 users start streaming HD video. Or trying to, anyway. http://bit.ly/aSR1zb
Obama kills the mortgage interest deduction in the 2011 budget. Drowning kittens in a sack would be more popular. http://bit.ly/cIF2xE
Jebus Cripes, how is it that we here in California keep sending this dolt back to Senate?! http://bit.ly/crJxdd
The whole point of uaving a CEO is so the board doesn't have to oversee every decision.
Gibbs to press: O hasn't spoken to BP CEO 'cuz the board has to approve the CEO's decisions. Pure BS. Corporations aren't run that way.
I’ve installed a live chat client to the blog once again. You can access the page by clicking on the Live Chat link at the menu bar below the header image. It’s a pretty basic chat setup, but it works.
I’ll be futzing around in it ’til about 9:30pm Pacific or so.