Iowa’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) survived the first funnel week of the 2018 legislative session. SSB 3171, sponsored by State Senator Julian Garrett (R-Indianola) was passed out of the Iowa Senate Local Government Committee by a 7 to 4 vote.
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to social media platform executives: “you have to be the ones to do something about (Russian influence) or we will.”
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad announced that Facebook chose Altoona as the location for their next data center location that will create hundreds of jobs.
Perhaps I celebrated too soon. Planned Parenthood’s and liberal outrage at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure foundation seems to have done the trick. Twitter and Facebook blew up and so Komen caves “reversing” its decision. “We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment […]
“I can’t stand the hate anymore, Bart. I’m going to have to de-friend you.” This was the Facebook status update of a friend(?) of mine a few months ago. Of course, I never saw the actual post itself as my childhood “friend” courageously made the post after he de-friended me. Another friend was kind enough […]
This was shown in church yesterday. Imagine the Christmas narrative if it took place today recorded on Facebook for posterity.
Interesting infographic over at Mashable from Ignite, you can see below (click the picture for full version). The five social media networks in decline wasn’t surprising to me. I was surprised that Linked-In was on the rise since they’ve been around awhile. With StumbleUpon and Reddit I have accounts I rarely use. I haven’t tried […]
Some miscellany for your Wednesday. CNN: 3 Columbian teens on Facebook hit list killed in the past 10 days The Des Moines Register: Police say it’s ‘very possible’ attacks near fairgrounds had racial overtones Wall Street Journal: China Traffic Jam Could Last Into September (I will never complain about traffic in Chicago/NW Indiana when visiting […]
As of today, there will be no longer any need for books or websites. Yesterday you may have turned to the local librarian, search engines or encyclopedias to have your queries answered. No longer! Facebook has now entered the question and answer business with a new application called Facebook Questions. You’ve got questions? You […]
My friend and fellow political junkie Breanne Hammett posted the following observation on Facebook earlier this week: Political Syllogism: 1. Something must be done 2. This is something 3. Therefore, this must be done I take it Breanne is referring to the newly passed health care bill, and I found this use of a syllogism […]
Doing some Saturday link loving of blogger friends and causes I support… I haven’t done that in awhile. 40 Days For Life: Abortion Snowed Out All American Blogger: My CPAC Interview with Rep. Steve King (R-IA) Gerrard Fess: The 4 Rs in dealing with Death Head Noises: Everyone is Speaking in Monotone Kansas Bob: Facebook […]
There is something to knowing that you are joining together with millions of others who are watching the same thing that you are. We have so many options for entertainment – endless programming which sends us in different directions according to our time and interests that we seldom have a reason to come together as […]
I’ll bypass my tradition of having a picture of latte art and replace it with the cartoon below instead. Josh is right, no comment is necessary, but feel free to add one if you like: Now onto some random items of interest of things I’ve this Saturday morning. CNN: Why dissing Palin won’t work […]
The phrase Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me is a nice idea, but what a ridiculous statement. I remember singing that like a nursery rhyme while bullies teased me and my brother on our way to school. But, the statement wasn’t true then, and it isn’t true now. Words can hurt. I still toss and turn over menacing words. They stick, they bury themselves inside of us, and they bring death of one sort or another.
Caffeinated Thoughts has always been social media savvy, but it has been with individual accounts. No longer. I finally broke down and created CT’s own Facebook page and Twitter account. We will still be using the Networked Blogs application on Facebook, but it didn’t give us the capability of direct communication (unless you want to […]
… you can’t wait until after the wedding to change your relationship status. Too funny… it wouldn’t have been if his bride wasn’t complicit in the prank at the altar. By the way you can follow me on Twitter and friend me on Facebook as well 🙂 HT: Ed Stetzer