Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-03-07

  • RT @sarahk47: Silver's prettier than gold anyway. #hockey #sourgrapes #
  • @JonHenke All REAL patriots care about everything w/ red white and blue in it. Wait… http://bit.ly/amHAFi in reply to JonHenke #
  • "Why Liberals and Atheists Are More Intelligent" written by a man who is certainly not http://bit.ly/b9VNG0 #
  • @Mo9er Unfortunately, the article and the data it is based on are behind an academic wall. in reply to Mo9er #
  • @Mo9er The author's statements on the matter, however, are infantile. He's basically saying liberals & atheists have transcended evolution in reply to Mo9er #
  • @CalebHowe But it was a murder-suicide pact based on sound science! Science!!!! in reply to CalebHowe #
  • @slackadjuster "More die every month from no #HC" Maybe if you repeat it enough times, that will make it true. in reply to slackadjuster #
  • @slackadjuster Oh, classy. Going after the Mormon angle. And I can tell you're an intellectual by the way you capitalize every other word. in reply to slackadjuster #
  • @slackadjuster Question: What was the sample size of the study you're citing? in reply to slackadjuster #
  • @slackadjuster Now what were the controlling variables they used? #
  • @slackadjuster How did they control for things like smoking/obesity/drug use in lower income households? #
  • @slackadjuster Did the study author gather his or her own data? Was the study author male or female? #
  • @slackadjuster Strange. You're not answering me anymore. Probably because you're not smart enough to actually read a study. #
  • @slackadjuster If all you can do is read the NYT summary you're too stupid to comment on the study. But keep it up. You're cute when angry. #
  • So sad. @slackadjuster cites #HCR study, forgets to read it. Then calls me a 'Moron' (Mormon, get it?) b/c I live in Utah #
  • For @DavidAll: Data on how users share content http://bit.ly/bw71gb #
  • RT @daveweigel: Sarah Palin to write acidic Facebook post about Tom Tancredo in 3, 2… http://bit.ly/9IQkM4 #
  • @freemanhunt Pensions strike me as inherently feudal. Give us your working life and we'll take care of you. in reply to freemanhunt #
  • Infographic on DC snow shows data, doesn't increase understanding (via @craigkirchoff) http://bit.ly/crhx2K #
  • .@DavidAll knows his stuff: "Visualize Data to Win Political Debates" http://bit.ly/bVJjun (via @MelissaTweets) #
  • @MelissaTweets Why hasn't the GOP compared job growth under an R Congress to job loss under a D congress? in reply to MelissaTweets #
  • RT @reihansalam: @willwilkinson My theory: people underestimate extent to which US entrepreneurship papers over severe structural weaknesses #
  • Does a Republican Congress Create More Jobs? A visualization http://bit.ly/ddZQXw #
  • Retweeted: Does a Republican Congress Create More Jobs? A visualization http://bit.ly/ddZQXw #
  • @ryanszrama Twitter wouldn't let me tweet the same thing twice. (And I'd tweeted it last night when no one was paying attention šŸ™‚ ) in reply to ryanszrama #
  • Too cool! RT @alexlundry: Step aside data visualization…make way for data auralization: http://nyti.ms/bJnuAx #
  • @ToddThurman Is there a digital version of that picture anywhere? in reply to ToddThurman #
  • Beautiful Visualization (with my chapter on visualization stories) is heading to press, due in April http://bit.ly/ca4fSB #
  • Heh RT @IMAO_: Didn't get the Oscar buzz, but the realized I saw "Precious Based on the Novel Push by Topaz". Completely different movie. #
  • Get ready. Friday is going to suck. WH says: "Winter storms to distort US jobless figures" http://bit.ly/cY5Ya8 #
  • Oh… my… god… RT @alyankovic: Iā€™m mortified – a Weird Al sex tape has hit the Internet. http://bit.ly/c9Rbwj #
  • OK Go's "This Too Shall Pass" may be the best music video of all time http://bit.ly/9jC5dg #
  • @Going_Todash You should also check out the new Gorillaz video… Awesome http://bit.ly/blIRnf in reply to Going_Todash #
  • Heh RT @Going_Todash: I'm still waiting for the Gorillaz to come to town so I can watch them live. #
  • @Going_Todash If you ever see them in a bar, try not to stare. They don't like it when people stare. in reply to Going_Todash #
  • @Mo9er Did you user the "Full Text (OnlineFirst PDF)" link? B/c that sends me to a "you need a subscription" page in reply to Mo9er #
  • @Mo9er Also, the abstract says "intelligent individuals may… espouse evolutionarily novel values" in reply to Mo9er #
  • @Mo9er Are we talking about different articles? in reply to Mo9er #
  • .@DylanRatigan told Steve Jobs, "You need to make an iPhone that's too big to fit in a pocket" #
  • RT @Going_Todash: .@DylanRatigan made mullets popular in the 80's #
  • .@DylanRatigan wrote angry letters to Fox telling them that the "space cowboys" show should be cancelled #Firefly #
  • .@DylanRatigan told Rielle Hunter, "Go introduce yourself to that guy with the absurd hair" #
  • RT @CalebHowe: I'm not saying @DylanRatigan killed the dinosaurs. But I'm not NOT saying it. #
  • Nice. RT @Going_Todash: .@DylanRatigan suggested Pluto shouldn't be a planet #
  • And now it's time for Dexter, scotch and bed. (Ardbeg 10 year) #
  • @Going_Todash we'll have to do some of that when you get here. in reply to Going_Todash #
  • I never thought of it before, but Dexter season 3 & 4 are part of the same huge story #
  • John Roberts is as much responsible for gay marriage in DC as SCOTUS is responsible for Bush becoming president. Funny. #
  • @Skye820 Reconciliation will include language stating "…all bad things are George W. Bush's fault" in reply to Skye820 #
  • NY judge is "disappointed and incredulous" that someone in gov't would try to save money http://bit.ly/c8cIC2 #
  • Fighting charts with charts: What's 8 million jobs, give or take? http://bit.ly/cx4wje #
  • RT @techRepublican: @PoliticalMath 's latest #techgop take on data visualization http://bit.ly/9rwUlO #selfpromotion #
  • .@jasoninthehouse has a bill for firing federal employees who don't pay their taxes http://bit.ly/9zH4R1 #
  • Scott Brown wants the unspent stimulus to be a payroll tax cut http://bit.ly/cZ4PIF I'd prefer to reduce the deficit #
  • @JonHenke I had "iced tea" on a NY business trip. I almost threw up. in reply to JonHenke #
  • @divadoll123 I got off my parents dole at 16. A 26 "child" (w/o some disability) is a loser. in reply to divadoll123 #
  • I was thinking the same thing RT @daveweigel: How about everybody in New York just resigns and we start over #
  • Five Ways to Write Like John Roberts by Ross Guberman (PDF) http://bit.ly/bHvrNr #
  • If the doctor shortage in the US is so bad, why is it so hard for smart people to get into med school? #
  • .@Heritage talks about how they would have changed my jobs graph http://bit.ly/agHnDk #
  • @granderojo Unemployment shrunk during the majority of the Bush admin. in reply to granderojo #
  • @granderojo It wasn't until Democrats took Congress (2007) that unemployment started to rise in reply to granderojo #
  • Too much vampire awesome in one place http://bit.ly/cwzdST #
  • The difference between a poor model and an expectation is important http://bit.ly/dqocXO (via @alexlundry) #
  • RT @IMAO_: Sarah Palin to star in new TV series as a governor by day, international spy by night, and frenzied mom in between. #
  • @IMAO_ Will there be a spin-off with Arnold Schwarzenegger? in reply to IMAO_ #
  • TONIGHT is rap battle throwdown between @politicalmath & @justsomeguy at @ignitesaltlake! More info: http://bit.ly/12aPd #
  • @RobGoluba Interesting idea… it would actually be more visually powerful (what with jobs being a lagging indicator) in reply to RobGoluba #
  • Dear Citibank, Your student loan payment website was written by disabled monkeys. Fix it. #
  • Filed under WTF: Chief Justice John Roberts Considering Stepping Down? http://bit.ly/9SJTq0 #
  • RT @davidhauptmann: RT @baseballcrank: On "CJ Roberts retire" rumor: "TOP COURT SOURCE TELLS DRUDGE: 'THIS IS NOT HAPPENING…" #
  • Drudge, 12:50: John Roberts to retire! Drudge, 1:10: Just kidding! #
  • RT @ExJon: Radar really gacked it w/ that Justice Roberts report. From now on, I'm only trusting ethical outlets for my gossip like TMZ. #
  • @ExJon Common, admit it. You loved the adrenaline rush. in reply to ExJon #
  • RT @lheal: #radarheadlines Obama Admits Birth Certificate Forgery #
  • BREAKING: Bristol Palin admits Trig is her son, hails Andrew Sullivan a "genius" #radarheadlines #
  • BREAKING: Obama to announce resignation, says "You people deserve Biden as your leader" #radarheadlines #
  • RT @mitrebox: Hamas and Israel agree to settle their differences in a Christian manner #radarheadlines | Heh #
  • High-speed rail is the latest version of ethanol; magic eco fantasy that won't pan out. #
  • @ragnaar Is 80 mph considered "high speed"? I was under the impression we were talking 250+ mph in reply to ragnaar #
  • Pretty liberal group here at #ignitesaltlake. They STILL applaud when someone slams big gov't #
  • .@JonahNRO on how winning Iraq was, like, totally Obama's idea http://bit.ly/c8VSQj #
  • Looking for unemployment data by state? BLS has it here: http://bit.ly/bsCOtx #
  • This should end well: Stocks Add To Gains As Consumers Hike Borrowing http://bit.ly/aTVUb8 #
  • Paul Krugman blasts Republicans for agreeing with an econ textbook written by Paul Krugman http://bit.ly/cnOcdT #
  • Anyone know where the "economists expected X job loss" comes from? Who are these economists? Why do they expect these numbers? #
  • @renesugar Is there a specific standard job prediction model? An organization that gives the expectation numbers? in reply to renesugar #
  • @willtownes Exactly what I'm looking for… thanks! (That link is freaking awesome) in reply to willtownes #
  • .@willtownes shows me a BLS page on how we get the "X jobs expected" in job reports http://bit.ly/9pSnIJ #
  • @MichaelWFisk I've heard micro guys are wrong about specific things and macro guys are wrong about everything in general in reply to MichaelWFisk #
  • @sarahk47 James Marsters!? (Swoon) Wait… Caprica isn't on Fox, is it? For a moment I thought it might get canceled. in reply to sarahk47 #
  • This is the view from my front door. I'm the luckiest man alive http://tweetphoto.com/13376452 #

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