My Latest Twitter Updates

  • By tradition, and in case of disaster, one member of the Cabinet does not attend the #SOTU – this year it's Sec of State Hillary Clinton. #
  • Reports say that Obama's speech will be about 70 minutes long. A transcript is usually available minutes after the speech begins. #SOTU #
  • New York Times is live blogging the #SOTU here: http://bit.ly/c4Alhz – seems so archaic in the Twitter age. #
  • Obama has been announced and is now entering the Senate chamber, shaking hands with members, cabinet secs, Supreme Court justices. #SOTU #
  • Obama's speech is in the House, not the Senate… I was getting confused with the Queen's speech… #SOTU #
  • Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduces Obama… #SOTU #
  • #SOTU Obama refers to revolutionary history and says America was always destined to succeed but is now being tested again. #
  • #SOTU Obama talks of the financial crisis and high unemployment. "These struggles are the reason I ran for president." #
  • #SOTU Obama refers to the people's disenchantment with politics and Washington and talks of their "stubborn resilience in face of adversity" #
  • RT @dceiver: "Numbing weight of our politics." Camera shot of Lindsay Graham, and his prom date, John McCain. #
  • #SOTU Obama: Despite our hardships, our union is strong… the people need a govt this decade that matches their decency… #
  • #SOTU Obama: We all hated the bank bailout… I hated it, you hated it, it was about as popular as a root canal… but it was necessary. #
  • #SOTU Obama: We have recovered most of the money we spent on the banks… most but not all… I have proposed a fee on the biggest banks. #
  • #SOTU FULL TEXT OF OBAMA'S SPEECH: http://bit.ly/bfUd2g (NYT) #
  • #SOTU Obama talks of the success of the Recovery Act and other financial measures – and calls for a new Jobs Bill. #
  • #SOTU Obama proposes to take $30 billion of money repaid by Wall Street banks to help community banks. Dems applaud, GOP members sit silent. #
  • #SOTU Obama proposes elimination of capital gains taxes on small business investment and talks of infrastructure programs, esp. transport. #
  • #SOTU Obama calls on Senate to pass jobs bill "without delay". #
  • #SOTU Obama talks of larger challenges and gridlock: "How long should we wait? How long should America puts its future on hold?" #
  • #SOTU Obama says China, Germany, India "are not waiting" – "these nations are not standing still" – "making investments in clean energy". #
  • @smurray38 @JudeEkerick No, no, I have a section for Australian biographies, so there's nothing for Gareth Gareth. http://twitpic.com/1041u7 #
  • @smurray38 @JudeEkerick But Ellis, Ettridge, Evatt, Fadden, Fischer, Fisher & Fitspatrick is pretty bizarre now that I think about it! #
  • @smurray38 No, I don't! How did I miss that? Why wasn't I told? And should I place this next to John Anderson? http://twitpic.com/10437q in reply to smurray38 #
  • Libs to win New England?! RT @TonyAbbottMHR: Posted 11 photos on Facebook in album "Visit to Tamworth & Spring Ridge" http://bit.ly/d4M2Y4 #
  • @smurray38 Tennant's book may be hagiography but it's beautifully written. If only Louise Adler could find authors who could write like that in reply to smurray38 #
  • @smurray38 You mean a whole shelf for Boned and Primary Colors? The latter isn't even anonymous anymore! in reply to smurray38 #
  • @smurray38 @JudeEkerick I'm being defamed here… what about my unrivalled collection of everything Whitlam? #
  • @JudeEkerick Joe Klein, Newsweek/TIME journalist, wrote Primary Colors http://bit.ly/cMBoMi in reply to JudeEkerick #
  • @smurray38 Me no nouveau… http://twitpic.com/1046wc in reply to smurray38 #
  • @smurray38 @JudeEkerick But I am deeply ashamed of this one. http://twitpic.com/10476j #
  • @JudeEkerick You know she's married to Barnett? in reply to JudeEkerick #
  • @JudeEkerick Well it certainly wasn't fact checking! in reply to JudeEkerick #
  • @JudeEkerick @smurray38 Whilst I'm twitpicking, these originals hang in my study http://twitpic.com/10483f http://twitpic.com/1048bp #
  • @JudeEkerick Perhaps she gifted her virginity… in reply to JudeEkerick #
  • @JudeEkerick "Writer of political biographies" is a prostitution of the term in this particular case… in reply to JudeEkerick #
  • @JudeEkerick It is truly awful, cloying hagiography. She at least is capable of much better. in reply to JudeEkerick #
  • My local govt high school on My School http://bit.ly/1ZTPZT is grouped with 60 "statistically similar schools", of which 54 are interstate. #
  • Of the 6 "similar" to this south-eastern suburbs school, 3 are non-metropolitan. Seems hard to believe several nearby schools don't fit. #
  • @smurray38 I'm a heretic on this one. I thought the PVO book was thin, especially first half, unevenly written and over-rated. in reply to smurray38 #
  • The Herman Rockefeller story is getting more interesting. Ch9 news says neighbours quizzed about seeing his car at home on Saturday… #
  • Look at the reader comments on this Michelle Grattan piece: http://bit.ly/9i7dRu – who wants to read this drivel? Simply pooled ignorance. #
  • Inflation? 2.1 per cent? That's not inflation: http://bit.ly/bgZ3g0 – Stephen Long demystifies the latest inflation figures. #
  • RT @smurray38: People interested in a fair assessment of the arguments re Climate Change, should head here: http://bit.ly/adjGlP #
  • @smurray38 Although the page on "Some common misconceptions" is a bit of a worry: http://bit.ly/aNelfG in reply to smurray38 #
  • Can the Apple iPad save newspapers? http://bit.ly/diZ2jW The Gaurdian Digital Content Blog – the concept works for me. #
  • @G_Parker @smurray38 An archived page for you to reminisce over: http://bit.ly/aozOrm #
  • RT @mfullilove: To Australian eyes, Alito's response was actually pretty polite. .. Justice Alito's SOTU moment: http://bit.ly/dtklIV #
  • I'm claiming bragging rights on picking the "similar schools" anomalies this time last night: http://bit.ly/cFeWNQ #

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