Wednesday, January 26, 2011

#SOTU

What a State of the Union Twitter liveblog looks like:

Alex Pareene
by PatrickGarrigan
Hah, people, if you watched the INTERNET FEED (which barely worked) she was looking into the camera. She just didn't want to talk to YOU.
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Patrick Garrigan
@ can I please see a picture of Disney World? Pleeeeeeaaaase?
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hodgman
by PatrickGarrigan
Maybe she doesn't know the camera is on, and she's just talking to herself again.
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Patrick Garrigan
Tea Party / Public Access Producer: @ please switch to Camera 2.
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Jason Linkins
by PatrickGarrigan
if Gabrielle Giffords is still watching CNN, I hope there's a trained neurologist on hand to switch it over to COUGAR TOWN.
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Patrick Garrigan
I wanna thank @ for making all this year's vacation destinations -Greece, Ireland and the UK- sound like total downers.
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Patrick Garrigan
@: As I was talking to Mark Udall, Anthony Weiner walked by, mocked his "dopey idea" for seating. // Queens represent!
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hodgman
by PatrickGarrigan
RT @: For those of you that think I cannot be bipartisan, let me say: I really like Paul Ryan's waterproof Eddie Munster wig.
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Patrick Garrigan
Lefties rule!
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Patrick Garrigan
Now I think people just say sentimental things around to make him cry for sport.
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Jen Bender
by PatrickGarrigan
Check out the White House's site. They're showing enhanced info alongside the video, like The Word/Pop Up Video.
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Patrick Garrigan
Mustard is the new Black.
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The Onion
by PatrickGarrigan
If you have an HDTV, we recommend going to 'Menu' and lowering your set's 'Saturation' values 15% to compensate for Boehner
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Patrick Garrigan
Clean energy technology 87% less sexy than let's build a FUCKING ROCKET AND BLAST IT INTO SPACE.
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Patrick Garrigan
Google and Facebook gets applause?
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Patrick Garrigan
"Sustaining the American Dream has never been about standing pat." I however have been about standing Pat from 1979 -1997.
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Patrick Garrigan
I for one would like to thank @ for rocking the John Adams theme song out of commercial breaks for the State of the Union.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Behold the NINJA!



Behold the NINJA!  Lethal assassin.  Master of deception & disguise. Ambassadors of slimming haberdashery.  And now you too can be a NINJA!  Not in a, "holy shit, I suddenly have super-human martial arts skills and panache" but more in a "look how stealthily I am able to extricate myself from uncomfortable, boring or straight up painful situations!" Yes, this is the new NINJA and it's time for you to join the dojo!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Thoughts on Tucson

 
"We are again dealing with difficulties in a contentious, partisan time. We are more connected than ever before, more able to spread our ideas and beliefs, our anger and fears. As we exercise the right to advocate our views, and as we animate our supporters, we must all assume responsibility for our words and actions before they enter a vast echo chamber and reach those both serious and delirious, connected and unhinged."

-Bill Clinton, Remembering the Oklahoma City Bombing, 2010

It seems everything old is new again.  Then again, maybe it wasn't all that old in the first place.

I have been glued to my couch this weekend following this weekend's upsetting murder of (6) people at a town hall-style event at a Safeway in Tucson, Arizona.  During this event, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head and is currently in critical condition.  Among those killed in the incident was Chief Judge John Roll, a 9-year old girl, one of the congresswoman's aides and (3) other attendees of the event.  This is in addition to (12) other people who were injured and are being treated.  The suspect, Jared Lee Loughner, was wrestled to the ground and is currently in custody.

No sooner did this happen, the flood gates were opened and awash with wagging fingers assigning blame.

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