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Twitter Updates for 2009-11-04

  • RT @markparkinson: RT @idrawrobots: If you put the federal gov't in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand. #
  • Just saw #ArtLaffer commenting from NJ/VA Gov races…"States can follow a simple prosperity formula: lower taxes, higher economic growth." #
  • Just saw #ArtLaffer commenting from NJ/VA Gov races…"States can follow a simple prosperity formula: lower taxes, higher economic growth." #
  • VA – back to Red State. DNC poured almost $2M into Deeds last month. #
  • Ironic that GOP Gov-Elect McDonnell used a Bill Clinton/James Carville strategy to win VA: "It's the economy, stupid." #
  • Doug Wilder, 1st African-American (& Democrat) VA Gov: "For Deeds to believe that this is a time to raise taxes, & not be accountable…" #
  • Fmr Dem VA Gov. Wilder: "It's their (citizen) money, not ours. We have to get away from tax & spend." #
  • "All incumbent Governors will feel the pain in 2010, among both parties, if the economy remains poor." – Fmr Dem Gov of CA Gray Davis #
  • State employment rate: New Jersey 9.8% (Sept 09 – 36th). Missouri 9.5% (34th in US). http://bit.ly/v94g5 #
  • Excuse me, that's "UN"employment rate there. Just heard about Christie upset in NJ. #
  • So tough to get re-elected as a Mayor that even $35,000 per hour ($100M) doesn't prevent a Bloomberg squeaker. http://bit.ly/2PENcD #
  • Steve Forbes: "I also think the next NJ Governor (Christie) will get serious on education reforms, like with charter schools." #
  • Gallup Polls: Daily Job Approval Numbers: 50% approve vs. 41% disapprove. http://bit.ly/F3Izu #
  • Presidential Approval Ratings 1 Yr into Job. JFK: 79% Carter: 55% Reagan: 53% Obama: 53% http://bit.ly/2sVNYD #
  • NCSL State Budget Gap Estimates, as % of Gen Revenue (July 09): MO 10.4%. NJ 13.3%. http://bit.ly/2FHSut #
  • McDonnell's campaign: on the magic of effective micro-targeting among suburban voters. http://bit.ly/3JfwGP #
  • Hayti, Kennett, MO: Ice, Ice, Baby…9 1/2 months later. http://bit.ly/1FfVKE #
  • CFtweet: $6,659 from Telephone Contact Inc. to CITIZENS IN SUPPORT OF E-911 on 11/03/2009 #
  • NPR's take on state & local economics among last night's election. http://bit.ly/38zzvk "VA: 2-to-1 victory among independents" #
  • Citizen activists: What NOT to do when visiting your Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. http://bit.ly/10x6q #
  • Patient safety during surgery: two helpful sites to judge your hospital & surgeon's record. http://bit.ly/Qiyjn http://bit.ly/1NHzpN #
  • RT @Philanthropy: Foundation Giving Faces Steeper Decline Than Expected http://twurl.nl/5jem2q #
  • "This (Race to the Top) competition….is based on whether or not a state is ready to do what actually works." http://bit.ly/gNJQu #
  • Luis Ubinas, Ford Foundation: Our $100M grant seeking to "shake up the conversations on school reform…" http://bit.ly/39ksDC #
  • You got the vaccine. But did your cat? http://bit.ly/2XMakH #
  • The end of the story for the Canadian C172 pilot that landed on Hwy 60 in MO last April. http://bit.ly/3csVIv #
  • France 24 reviews the Obama online revolution: boom or bust, 1 yr later? Have bloggers been pumped & dumped? http://bit.ly/2FhV6f #

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