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@abulsme tweets from 2014-06-13 (UTC)

  • Poll Added: Loras in IA from 2014-06-04 to 2014-06-05 – Clinton 48.7% to Bush 38.2% http://t.co/J9qS6eoodz 00:22:57
  • Poll Added: Loras in IA from 2014-06-04 to 2014-06-05 – Clinton 52.0% to Paul 37.5% http://t.co/BcNmrik3aO 00:28:40
  • Clinton vs Paul state category change: IA has moved from Weak Clinton to Strong Clinton http://t.co/BcNmrik3aO 00:28:45
  • Clinton vs Bush tipping point change: Clinton by 7.2 in VA -> Clinton by 7.2 in WI http://t.co/8j7HwyAHJm 00:33:42
  • Clinton vs Huckabee tipping point change: Clinton by 3.8 in NC -> Clinton by 4.7 in FL http://t.co/2T2zFtnimX 00:34:55
  • Poll Added: Loras in IA from 2014-06-04 to 2014-06-05 – Clinton 47.5% to Christie 39.0% http://t.co/eAfLFqnBZZ 00:35:59
  • Clinton vs Christie state category change: IA has moved from Weak Clinton to Strong Clinton http://t.co/eAfLFqnBZZ 00:36:04
  • Clinton vs Paul tipping point change: Clinton by 9.3 in FL -> Clinton by 9.8 in OH http://t.co/mUI3Ur3EvD 00:38:28
  • Paul best case vs Clinton has changed: Clinton 311 to Paul 227 -> Clinton 317 to Paul 221 http://t.co/hJj8iKMLnC 00:38:30
  • Poll Added: Loras in IA from 2014-06-04 to 2014-06-05 – Clinton 49.7% to Huckabee 39.8% http://t.co/cGwsq9aMnB 00:39:22
  • Clinton vs Rubio tipping point change: Clinton by 8.3 in NH -> Clinton by 7.4 in FL http://t.co/FSTuIlfhcI 00:41:02
  • Poll Added: Loras in IA from 2014-06-04 to 2014-06-05 – Clinton 50.0% to Ryan 38.7% http://t.co/EHMzaqrhwg 00:43:14
  • Christie best case vs Clinton has changed: Clinton 258 to Christie 280 -> Clinton 264 to Christie 274 http://t.co/LYRNX5k1hT 01:34:35
  • Ok. That's it for new polls tonight. Went pretty smoothly after last set of changes. Of course, the dups usually don't happen until later. 01:43:59
  • [Abulpost] Late Night at the Office http://t.co/FCTbc9NVZF 05:18:21
  • OMG, Tennant with an American accent! -> Gracepoint trailer (Fox) https://t.co/uyiC6MqOtS CC @AmyNotAmy 09:45:45
  • Reading – Tesla tells automotive world to go ahead and use its patented technology (@MatthewKeysLive) http://t.co/Lp1mB9US9V 09:47:47
  • Got home from work around 2 AM. Now sitting up with boy who is sleeping fitfully while wheezing and coughing. :-( 10:02:32
  • Reading – Obama Says He Will Decide on Military Support for Iraq in ‘Days Ahead’ (Peter Baker) http://t.co/dtcuB13wXZ 16:33:13
  • Reading – 11 facts that explain the escalating crisis in Iraq (@zackbeauchamp) http://t.co/gUkATWuagh 16:45:57
  • So far not seeing stuff that makes me think US inv would help prevent or reduce death & destruction in Iraq. So right answer = Do Nothing. 17:06:23
  • Or is there something I am missing? We might “like” one side better, but do we actually believe us bombing would PREVENT more deaths? 17:07:20
  • I suspect it might actually make things worse. Just like it would have in Syria. 17:07:44
  • And by some reports, people on the ground in some areas are welcoming ISIS. Perhaps that is propaganda, but if true then perhaps… 17:09:07
  • …perhaps the best way forward is actually to let them have their territory. Maybe not. But shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand. 17:11:03
  • BTW, not saying ISIS are nice guys and would be wonderful for people in areas they control, especially people who don’t share their beliefs. 17:13:12
  • But looking for the path that gets you to less violence as quickly as possible. Also, bonus if we don’t entangle ourselves in local affairs. 17:14:16
  • PS: I liked the Biden partition plan idea in 2008, and still like it today. Probably would have given better result. :-) Go Biden! :-) 17:17:11
  • There really are good reasons for federalism… 17:18:39
  • Off the cuff thoughts over. Should I have just blogged that instead? But then I would have had to think in coherent paragraphs. Oh well. :-) 17:20:31
  • BTW, kid home sick. Still coughing and wheezing like last night. Still sleeping, although fitfully. Poor guy. 17:22:24
  • His mom has the same cough too. Fun day at the Abulsme household. (I’m WFH starting in the afternoon.) 17:23:26
  • Since I was at work until 1 AM, not home till 2 AM, and up a good portion of the night, I’m doing a slow start to the day. :-) 17:24:18
  • Boy awake now. Looks miserable. Poor guy. 17:26:25
  • Reading – The most important line from Obama’s Iraq speech (@zackbeauchamp) http://t.co/Z3AXSbTenm 17:50:09
  • Reading – The conservative base has a crippling aversion to governing (@mattyglesias) http://t.co/GyZ3YHLGkn 18:10:05
  • Great. I’m getting the cough too. :-/ 18:24:36
  • [Abulpost] Curmudgeon's Corner: Full Circle http://t.co/MJOIjEH13u 18:41:22
  • Haven't been able to get Alex's asthma under control on our own. He fights the meds. Taking him in. Sigh! 19:15:13
  • Reading – Apple adds privacy-protecting MAC spoofing (when Swartz did it, it was evidence of criminality) [Doctorow] http://t.co/XPHJp0zj8J 20:03:20
  • Reading – Hillary Clinton's Gay-Marriage Problem (@conor64) http://t.co/L3Y5HF393K 21:04:50
  • Reading – Paul, Rubio differ on Iraq action (Katie Glueck) http://t.co/x4daZYBvSc 21:21:58
  • Reading – Shep Smith: The Same People Who Were Wrong About Iraq Now Want Us To Go Back (@TomKludt) http://t.co/xtRRMwyiU7 21:44:38
  • Back home. Alex feeling much better now, but still not 100%. Doing quiet activities. 21:55:02