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In an email blast sent out Monday, Harris County Republican Party Chairman Jared Woodfill asks recipients to call or email the mayor “and tell her to support the Constitution and stand up for traditional marriage.”

Really? You're the party chairman and you think the Constitution supports "traditional marriage"? It doesn't, which is why you passed DOMA (that just got tapped as unconstitutional), and why you're always proposing a Hetero Marriage Constitutional Amendment.

Moron.

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When I heard the piece on NPR claim "The premise of Twitter is ..." i instantly though ACCORDING to who?! They only slightly stepped back from that statement at one point in the piece.

As I lay in bed, I felt the need to deconstruct the piece, but didn't. (That takes time your know. Glad someone else did (see the link). But at the end of the NPR piece (if you listen to it) they claimed a certain geographic commonality of Twitter in general (which i don't doubt). But led me to another question and something that i think would be an interesting follow up: who are the outliers? those who don't follow the pattern?

It would be interesting to study that, and where they might fall in comparison to Barabasi's Linked.

http://metalab.harvard.edu/2012/02/twitter-nprs-morning-edition-and-dreams-of-flatland/
In a bit of ragged analysis of the social geography of Twitter this morning, NPR's Morning Edition demonstrated the survival of hidebound, “a-and-then-the-ring-around-it“-era prejudices about the ...
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I coded this app, but the guys at Big Red Boot keep the art coming for it - if you like comics and/or clowns you should have this iPhone App.
Artists (12); Awards (1); Behind the Scenes (2); Characters (12); comics (47); contest (1); conventions (20); Current Events (6); Fans (7); Featured (6); iPhone Apps (19); LEGO (5); minifigs (6); Musi...
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How about Android? Is the comic only on iOS, or is it available in print?
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Ahhh... I usually can't stand this stuff but that was inspiring. Bravo!
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I just upgraded my getting-old (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008) Macbook from 2GB to 8GB. The Lion minimum is 2GB. It's quite spry now. When it was released, the max RAM was 4GB. Thanks for the ROM upgrades to support 8GB, Apple.

First reboot failed - a bit worried for a second. It seems to have warmed up, though.
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It seems lots of people started following me recently. Like someone opened the side door of the building. I suspect the recent Houston circle that went around. Since I've been absent from this space for months, I thought I'd add … 

Strawberries have been cheep recently, so I made jam. http://blog.shirl.com/2012/06/22/jam-1-strawberry/
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What is says: "Of all the apps in the App Store, this is one that every iPhone owner should download."

What it should say: "... this is the one that every iPhone owner should have their friends with iPhones download." but of course, there's not even a reason to do that until you've lost it in the first place.

shakes head (at Doug Aamoth and Time editors)


Read more: http://techland.time.com/2012/02/15/50-best-iphone-apps-2012/#find-my-iphone
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The Clown Commandos showed up in Brick Journal - i wasn't aware there was a magazine for lego enthusiasts, but i'm not surprised. http://www.clowncommandos.com/clownblog/?p=968

Also, I found some old newspaper articles about my Great Grandfather being stabbed to death</a> on the streets of Dallas in 1923. http://blog.shirl.com/2012/01/19/stanley-cady-lebel-dead-man/

Did I bury the lede?
Clown Commandos made the pages of this month's issue of Brick Journal—the magazine for LEGO enthusiasts of all ages! You may remember the cool CC minifigs created by LEGO builder Jedi Master, Jare...
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I don't suppose GooP could make hangouts work on iPhone by Saturday …
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If you haven't seen this new artcar web site, ArtCar Nation has some interesting content. If you want to read some verbosity, the current feature is my review of the recent Art Car: The Movie. http://artcarnation.com/
Artcar Nation is a news magazine for the artcar community
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Great article, Bill!
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BTW, http://party.shirl.com/ !

It'll be Hat Night - no hat: no drinks for you. So act like you know what you're doing, you were invited, and wear your hat!
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