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Testing. Sharing still available in this app. - Shelly Brisbin
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Wells Fargo kills monthly debit card fee testing - http://www.bizjournals.com/austin...
TESTING. We were just TESTING. - Shelly Brisbin
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NBA lockout continues, no games through Nov. 30 - http://www.bizjournals.com/austin...
I realize I'm not a sports fan or anything, but when I read this my first reaction was: wait, they're supposed to be playing basketball right now? - Shelly Brisbin
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When I was a kid, I listened to CBS Radio Mystery Theater on Sunday nights. I had access to TV--color TV at that, and I watched as much as any child of the 70s. But listening in the dark to E.G. Marshall and that skilled group of radio actors is as memorable to me as any of my TV experiences. Of course, mid-70s TV was kind of bad, so maybe that explains it. - Shelly Brisbin
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The Top 25 Water Users in Austin - http://kutnews.org/post...
These are always fun. A congressman was on the list a couple of years back. - Shelly Brisbin
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Name of Austin's hike and bike trail could change - http://www.bizjournals.com/austin...
Irony? At least to me. Roy Butler was one of Austin's most prominent car dealers back in the day. - Shelly Brisbin
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Sometimes it's just about good writing. - Shelly Brisbin
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Perry, Governor's Office Downplayed Allegations at Centers for Disabled - http://www.texastribune.org/texas-s...
I was struck by how quotes from the governor's office never seem proactive: "we're fixing the problem..." etc. There's always another platitude, or a pained response to being asked to do their job. You want the feds out of your hair? Manage these facilities better, and hold those on the ground accountable for their failures. THAT'S how you "run government like a business." - Shelly Brisbin
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Norman Corwin, 1910-2011 - http://www.cjr.org/behind_...
I thought he must have dies a long time ago. I've heard some of Corwin's radio stuff,and he was an amazing writer, especially for the times in which he worked. - Shelly Brisbin
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Jon Huntsman: 'Too Big to Fail' Is Simply Too Big - WSJ.com - http://online.wsj.com/article...
I don't agree with everything Mr. Huntsman says, BUT he is at least saying something of substance, and worth debating. If you want to hear substance from political candidates, always look for that thoughtful person who isn't attracting so much attention that he's forced to speak in soundbytes. Didn't see the debate last night (though they are apparently drawing good ratings) but every bit of post-game coverage is about bickering, gaffes, and who got to talk for how long. Why I gotta read the Wall Street Journal to find actual ideas? - Shelly Brisbin
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Janet Napolitano: deportation review to begin in weeks - http://www.politico.com/blogs...
Hey, I thought she was from Arizona...oh, there is a colon there, isn't there? /headline snark - Shelly Brisbin
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In Perry's Texas, the Man Behind the Curtain - http://www.texastribune.org/texas-p...
More like this, please. I have always believed that there is far too little emphasis on the people surrounding candidates for high office. The guy or gal with the pretty face and talking points is always backed up by a team that will wield enormous power if the candidate wins. EVERY presidential candidate should be accountable for the people who work for them, and should explain to the voters who exactly will be pulling the levers or power. - Shelly Brisbin
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Sears to use Apple products to help customers - http://feeds.bizjournals.com/~r...
This will be incredibly incongruous. Have you been in a Sears recently? This'll be like wearing a spacesuit on the prairie. - Shelly Brisbin
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Official pushes for higher salary for new Transportation Department director - http://www.statesman.com/blogs...
$25 billion shortfall in state government this biennium. Love me some fiscally conservative gubment. - Shelly Brisbin
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Reports: Man with Central Texas ties is suspect in terror plot - http://www.statesman.com/blogs...
Just a commentary: I love when the news folk look for the local angle. On the radio this morning, "Neighbors on the quiet cul de sac in Round Rock were SHOCKED" and then the quote they played is from a lady who said she didn't know the guy, but that lots of people used to come and go from his house, so she avoided it. Yeah, SHOCKED. - Shelly Brisbin
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Downpours produce half-inch of rain Saturday - http://www.statesman.com/blogs...
Our street got all excited. People danced around in the rain. - Shelly Brisbin
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Chelsea gets six-figure compensation from IAC - http://www.politico.com/blogs...
What is it about female members of the Clinton family? Do they not have last names, or does their association with Bill render them superfluous? - Shelly Brisbin
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Ailes: 'I hired Sarah Palin because she was hot and got ratings' - http://www.politico.com/blogs...
In other surprising news, beer commercials include girls with bikinis because they are hot and sell beer. - Shelly Brisbin
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<!--g-->Tracy and Hepburn Week | Themes | Featured | FOX Classics - http://www.foxclassics.com.au/feature...
If this is a channel you have, check out some great movies. Especially recommended: Woman of the Year, The Last Hurrah, Desk Set. I include Desk Set because the late-50s interaction with the mainframe computer is priceless. And because Desk Set doesn't show up on TV much. - Shelly Brisbin
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Apple iPhone 4S: Siri? It Should Have Been Swype! - http://www.readwriteweb.com/archive...
I love the idea of Siri, and hope it works as advertised. I don't necessarily think it will be the iOS killer app. A lot of people would probably find value in Swype. This guy, however, is a little whiny. - Shelly Brisbin
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The truth about Garfield's assassination - http://entertainment.salon.com/2011...
I'm just about done with this book. It's really very good. You should read it. - Shelly Brisbin
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Borders customer data bought by Barnes & Noble - http://www.bizjournals.com/austin...
Your data, shared with a company, is an asset, subject to sale and valuation like any other asset. Just so you know. - Shelly Brisbin
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A Texas Sensibility That Doesn't Travel Well - http://www.texastribune.org/texas-p...
I think he captures something important about immigration politics in Texas. In the 80s and 90s, when California and national politics began to be focused on decreasing illegal immigration, Texas was always less volatile and, IMO, more realistic. - Shelly Brisbin
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Society of Professional Journalists: Time to stop using ‘illegal alien’ - http://www.poynter.org/latest-...
I think this would be a good change. I've never been a fan of the awkward "undocumented" either. Illegal immigrant seems to be both grammatically correct, and politically neutral. - Shelly Brisbin
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Tubing-related businesses sue New Braunfels over disposable-container ban - http://www.statesman.com/blogs...
You know, TRBs! - Shelly Brisbin
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Film History, With a Fresher Date Than Usual - Screens - The Austin Chronicle - http://www.austinchronicle.com/screens...
When I was at UT, there were four or five classic and art film series on campus at any one time, plus an off-campus theater or two. I spent most of my spare college moments in darkened auditoriums, which probably explains a lot about me. I wish the current crop of students had that option. - Shelly Brisbin
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Vast Majority Of Americans Favor Buffett Rule's Millionaire Tax: Poll - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011...
...as do I, but every time I read Buffett rule. I think Jummy Buffett. Totally different rule. - Shelly Brisbin
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Young journalist’s ‘Star Wars’ reference confuses Florida coach Will Muschamp - http://www.poynter.org/latest-...
I love this on so many levels. Do I identify with the coach who doesn't get Star Wars references, or the journalist who thinks he's clueless? Kind of both, actually. - Shelly Brisbin
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Food Matters: Use cupcakes for your 'baby reveal'; fall food and wine festival in Hill Country this weekend - http://www.austin360.com/food-dr...
Gender Reveal party? Really? REALLY? - Shelly Brisbin
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