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Twitter Updates for 2009-05-06

  • Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says States should consider going to “pot.” http://bit.ly/qAblS #
  • Late night in MO Senate: Omnibus insurance bill HB577 by @Scott_Rupp moved with several amendments, a bail bondsman fix. Over to GAFO. #
  • Now on deck @Scott_Rupp. SCS HB258. MO Restaurant Ass’n. Remembering to tip your waiters and waitresses. @SenJeffSmith inquires. #
  • @jedijetton Someone else besides Senator Jason Crowell willing to make sure he goes the distance. http://bit.ly/qDsSg Tiger Woods. #
  • Obama reception in Europe. Plus. Obama reception in India. Minus. http://bit.ly/MhnIi Tax changes upset global business partners. #
  • Straight talk: “I like local control when I agree with it.” @Scott_Rupp u r now ready to serve with the MO School Boards Ass’n. #
  • Up late: Lobbyist price to buy @SenJeffSmith a tv. $179. http://bit.ly/YZ6Uf Restauranteurs may donate it now if he leaves the floor. #
  • Little progress since 1920’s on fuel efficiency in motor vehicles. http://bit.ly/qDg1p FYI brother of @SenJeffSmith #
  • SCS HB258. Will Senator Tim Green continue on tipping’s history, including cow tipping? #
  • MO Senate adjourning. A tip we all can appreciate. #
  • CCR HB2 Rep. Rachel Bringer (D-Hannibal): “Voter intent violated with school monies, Proposition A.” Her solution – unknown? #
  • MO: Join Rep. Sara Lampe in calling out Governor Nixon’s position on fully funding current education foundation formula. #
  • @TopiaGreenStop Thanks for the update. in reply to TopiaGreenStop #
  • @reneehulshof Tractor tipping is beyond my scope. in reply to reneehulshof #
  • MO House: If you believe DESE can help with more $$$. try http://www.ed.gov. $5B in grants. $50M for non-profits. Let’s get started. #
  • CCR HB 2 Fact Check: Judge Callahan ruled definitively on eight counts that our State’s education formula was adequate. #
  • Education Fact Check: Taxpayers (Rex Sinquefield et al) Defeat Billion Dollar School Lawsuit, 2007 http://bit.ly/KEMjc #
  • Raising Specter: How many Missouri State Senators would switch political parties if they had to give up Seniority rank? http://bit.ly/kDLmt #
  • Something more powerful that Missouri meth: the addition to gov’t spending? http://bit.ly/afbqe #
  • @jrosenbaum KBIA radio; I would have lost your quiz. More money for virtual schools than public transit (Metro)? wow. #
  • Washington University shows state agencies the old-fashioned way of getting more fed money. Write a grant (174) for it. http://bit.ly/BdhEc #
  • RT @WSJWashington: GOP Launches Ads Targeting Blue Dog Democrats: The House Republican campaign operation released a new series of .. ht … #
  • @publiceyestl Big city mayors (Mayor Bloomberg) lead with nonprofit innovations; quest to survive change. http://bit.ly/pILT4 #
  • @johnsondag RT @tonymess: Lager: We all have major challenges with our broadband in rural Missouri … #
  • Race Train leaving the Station? “Ignoring the plights of blacks in the City of St. Louis,” Rep. Jamilah Nasheed. http://bit.ly/qGwq1 #
  • A 1952 Harry S Truman tradition, National Day of Prayer, losing luster with Obama. http://bit.ly/UxWuy Evangelical response? #
  • He gambled on housing. Now he’s rolling the dice for online gaming. Rep. Barney Frank deals in. http://bit.ly/14CZ5N #
  • More “erotic service” complaints; Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster still in the mix… http://bit.ly/LESEJ #
  • Yur deep-pocketed Democratic donor on this list? He/she gives $1, taxpayers give $4 more to his/her candidate? CNN http://bit.ly/3wSv3k #
  • Straight talk: “If U dont do it (fix KC public school district), Jefferson City will.” Senator Jolie Justus http://bit.ly/oW4Bm #
  • Final frontier: WIFI, Internet on any airplane. Iridium satellite phone hook-up. Pilots take notice. http://bit.ly/3xOby #
  • Something from TX, OK coming north to MO? And it’s not H1N1. http://bit.ly/18epPG State sovereignty. #
  • LA Times: $10M in CA for teachers paid NOT to teach. 2 yrs to tenure. NYC “rubber rooms.” http://bit.ly/CFTRc #
  • Jefferson City: Senator Brad Lager (R-Maryville) calls telecom access charge system a “broken business model.” #
  • Baseball’s best boss. How to rebuild franchise image and impact. Forbes Magazine. http://bit.ly/4J8ud #
  • RT @stlbeacon: 2009 US Chess Champ. begins in STL Fri. See a display of chess & chess related treasures thru 5/17 (via @mohistorymuseum) #
  • @PresReed StL should push back. Economist article rates the world’s most popular museums. StL Science Ctr? http://bit.ly/TmVV4 #
  • KOMU news reports on House Leadership use of twitter updates. http://bit.ly/13LH1P #
  • Sure deal for all Missouri lawmakers, lobbyists, & journalists: Why can’t someone open a StarBuck’s kiosk coffee cafe in public alleys? #
  • Welcome @DavidALieb. Many know your Associated Press MO reporting, but some may not know of AP’s YouTube Channel. 1.4M channel views #
  • MO House: How to report internet cyber crimes, US Dept of Justice. http://bit.ly/rEcvn #
  • RT @Drudge_Report: Dad accused of using dog shock collar on his kids… http://bit.ly/Yh8PV #
  • Embarq merger update: Centurytel 1st Qtr 2009 reports “continued loss of access line customers.” $636M oper revenue. http://bit.ly/ILbHJ #
  • @joliejustus I agree. SB1 has more unexpected life than the St. Louis miracle dog. http://bit.ly/CN3V9 #
  • @jcbhiggins @RiverfrontTimes: So, That’s What Pimp Juice Smells Like! (Nelly Launches a Perfume) http://tinyurl.com/dehb35 #
  • Edited RT @jrosenbaum: RIP HB22? http://bit.ly/5s70X Senator Kevin Engler “I think it’s pretty well dead.” #
  • Hold on to the St. Louis Blues. Ontario shopping Phoenix Coyotes for second NHL club. Sporting News reports. http://bit.ly/ezEUN #
  • Unique California state budget stimulus plan. $1.3B from taxing legalized marijuana. http://bit.ly/x4l67 Arnold wants debate. #
  • Edited RT: @davecatanese New Springfield/Branson, MO airport looks snazzy. Certainly exemplifies the power of earmarks. Opened today. #
  • Senate up on floor: HJR10 – a flood of lawyer lobbyists awake, like the Twilight series. #
  • MO Senate: Apparently, MO bar association lobbyists consider Lembke’s advocacy of HJR10 “non-binding.” #
  • CenturyTel Merger Update: Embarq customers “hanging up on local service.” KC Business Journal reports $1.33B oper rev. http://bit.ly/jfbkP #
  • Senator Luann Ridgeway sounds like Obama on Missouri Court Plan – HJR10. “I believe that change is coming.” #
  • HJR10 debate: “Political parties can be like Coca-Cola and Pepsi,” Senator Victor Callahan. “Sometimes hard to tell which is which.” #
  • Vic Callahan the Federalist: “Gov’t fares best if the States et al R left free 2 perform their separate functions in their separate ways.” #
  • Southeast Missourian reports MO Foundation 4 Health Southeast MO has highest tobacco use in state. Cig tax thr failed. http://bit.ly/LvwE6 #
  • SE Missourian op-ed, argues for newspapers over twibes. http://bit.ly/KvQax Can news survive w/out online charges? http://bit.ly/ufPEm #
  • ESPN shows how “Bing Bling” sports celebrity status helped the next Mayor of Detroit. http://bit.ly/kzqOg #
  • Live social studies, by Rep. Tim Jones, Alexis de Tocqueville in the House, 1820’s. “Greater miseries…” http://bit.ly/S0v5J #
  • MO State Senate: Next secret ballot – lawyer check debate? Voluntary membership of the Missouri Bar Association. #
  • Obama officials want more policy “muscle” from philathropic foundations. http://bit.ly/3wHxGg What about nonprofit lobbyists? #
  • MO House: I recommend some TV time-outs. Throw these http://bit.ly/GjHuw instead of partisan insults. #
  • Former Lt. Governor Roger B Wilson in the House… http://bit.ly/6D5gE #
  • MO Supreme Court case to crack down on KU Jayhawk car buyers crossing over to MO? http://bit.ly/YvqbI #
  • @publiceyestl Change in our economic recession. Tough times call for creative community partnerships. in reply to publiceyestl #
  • MO State Senate: Sen. Kevin Engler – “tentative come back time” at 7:15 pm…hmm #
  • British traditions in democracy alive in MO: House of “Lords” offended by the “Commoners” dictating their evening slate. #
  • For those missing a St. Louis history on urban public education @stlactivisthub offers us a crash course. http://bit.ly/YNRzP #
  • Sen. Engler good news: “House ready to work tomorrow…at 10 am. Until then, they will picnic.” #
  • FB RT: Kevin Engler 35000 people still with out healthcare and the legislatures first duty still not fulfilled, the house is partying. #
  • The envy of lobbyists. Show ME State lawmakers cannot touch it. It exists beyond the Missouri State Budget…@MDC_online. #

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