There are some decent RepublicansI don’t write this to encourage the development of some kind of centrist, bipartisan kumbaya. I would like to see much greater representation of left-wing political opinions in the media and in national and state politics. But it’s important that we recognize Republicans who are capable of decency and reason. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, for instance. Sandoval stands in contrast both to the buffoonery of Trumpism and the social darwinism of Koch/Ryan.
The city transportation department is adamant: Nothing has been determined yet about parking for special events held in Zilker Park. Hence, the meeting at the Austin Energy headquarters on Barton Spring Road Thursday evening was an opportunity for Austinites to review different proposed parking policies for major events, such as the Austin City Limits Music Festival and the Trail of Lights. Staffers presented two broad options.
As I mentioned on Facebook, I was delighted to hear Chris Christie subjected to some old school Jersey shit-talking on his most recent guest appearance on an NYC sports talk program. Although Christie dismissed the hero of the one-minute exchange as a “communist from Montclair,” the caller aptly pointed out that negative opinions of the governor are not confined to that particular North Jersey municipality. The most recent poll put Christie’s approval rating at 15%.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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