Tweets on 2009-11-24

  • News reporting a tornado in Littleover, Derby. #
  • As I said, no two silences alike RT @BeauBodOr: Old pic. The Top 100 Silences. #
  • Humming the new Beyonce/Lib Dem crossover hit: if you like it then you gotta put a cross by it! #
  • I've got the Untidy Riso Feed Blues. 😦 #
  • @alanfleming service economy, Alan. People being paid to but crusts off for other people = greater productivity… in reply to alanfleming #
  • Hehe. "That's the most ridiculous idea I've ever heard – and *I* have meetings with the Home Secretary!" (from Law and Order UK) #

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Tweets on 2009-11-22

  • RT @CharlotteGore To go to Edinburgh today I needed to be up at 5am. I just woke up. #fail #ldunconf #
  • Very glad @caronmlindsay has copious notes of Tavish interview as my tape recorder ran out of battery at 01'44" of the 90 min sesh. #
  • Struggling to keep a straight face as @willhowells is being utterly filthy. #
  • @tom_geraghty Neros in Nottingham? Bridlesmithgate, Angel Row, the one near Lakeland, plus W Bridgford, Beeston… in reply to tom_geraghty #
  • Blogger vs WordPress – heated debate at #ldunconf #
  • Tsk, tsk @thoroughlygood. Talking to (particularly non-techie) bloggers, there really is more to discuss about than that! #
  • @ncclols not sure about about that actually – wordpress is very very good at SEO. #
  • Apparently Scotsmen don't necessarily always wear their kilts – it's a special thing they're doing today because there's some sport thing on #
  • Now talking to @JoSwinson – who's a big fan of dabr. #
  • Interesting data from @markpack: 80 individuals have mentioned @joswinson in tweets this month. #
  • Plaque on a painting in the conference room of Clifton Terrace, the Lib Dem Scottish HQ. #
  • – Clifton Terrace is a converted bank – and it really shows. #
  • Is this the only riso that lives in an old bank vault? "Do Not Feed the Riso" #
  • The bank vault was actually made in Shropshire. @lordbonkers not as interested as you'd think. #
  • Quizzing m'colleagues on how this sports thing works. You know, helpful questions like who launders the costumes? #
  • Apparently the players in the blue have equalized – but this doesn't render the last 30mins. #
  • Now the screen says one of these players has dangerous tackle. That's quite a boast. #

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Tweets on 2009-11-21

  • Telling the kittehs to be good for Daddy P while I'm in Edinburgh with bloggers. #
  • A1 closed for miles north of Fenwick. Damn you, @adventitiously! #
  • A1 also goes "Welcome to Scotland! / speed camera / Don't take drugs and drive!" in very short order. #
  • Apparently, John Barrett MP got married the same day Arthur Askey won Wimbledon #ldunconf (may have misheard) #
  • @lonelywanderer we're impressed at the massive response. #ldunconf #
  • #LDUnconf now grilling Tavish Scott on independence, blogging etc #
  • Cor. Tavish Scott talking about STV *vairy* interesting! #ldunconf #
  • Heh, apparently, the Queen's Speech has the #ldconf equivalent of an asterisk and a paragraph on applicability #

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Tweets on 2009-11-20

  • "This year is the most successful in the UK's history for singles sales. More than 117m have been sold" #
  • I just deposited money into my Swiss bank account. #spymaster #
  • Re #spymaster – I'm not really playing any more. I just log in every coupla months and switch my filthy lucre to my Swiss Bank. £400M FTW #
  • @willhowells I'm afraid I will need to see a costed business plan before I can lend £40m. #
  • @willhowells plus you can only send £736k a day and I'm not logging into #playspymaster every day for 56 days. #
  • College of Journalism = CoJo. Leader of Council in Nottingham = JoCo. Confused already! #
  • Fascinating! RT @libdemvoice New post: Lib Dem Voice publishes exclusive general election prediction #
  • @adventitiously Everyone knows *they're* going down the toilet 🙂 in reply to adventitiously #
  • Lunchtime weather forecaster said 190mm of rain already fallen on Cumbria, 150 more to come. If I'm doing maths right, that's over a foot! #
  • At the start of the week, I mocked the idea of Slankets. Now… quite tempted, actually. #
  • Travelodge has countless 1,000s of beds all over the country – from as little as £19! And none of them is anywhere you'd possibly want to go #
  • @alixmortimer it appeals almost as much as that lovely little one at the M1 services… #
  • That's monstrous! (in a good way) RT @jamesmcgraw Oh, the Onion. RT @TheOnion: Boy Finds Own Real-Life E.T. #
  • @hughmcguire Goodness, that's formal language, have you been leant on? in reply to hughmcguire #
  • It's that time again when the internet slows to a crawl. #
  • And again with the sudden realisation I've barely eaten all day. #
  • Woke before my alarm, and squeezed tangerines for breakfast. I think that may well have been today's high spot already behind me. #
  • So, if a person buys a sat nav, do they work out of the box or do they need charging or loading with a PC or owt. #

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Tweets on 2009-11-19

  • @tom_geraghty Pics pics pics! #
  • @tom_geraghty Heh, nice. #
  • Trying to get on with those jobs you can do wrapped in a duvet huddling for warmth. Hence the flurry of events added to @flocktogether #
  • Haven't eaten all day – but just watched someone else eat and am suddenly thinking I might be able to manage something after all. #
  • @katrinabull well, it's more or less gone in 48hrs so it was probably just a bad cold. in reply to katrinabull #
  • Watching BBC 1 prog about independent's campaign for #glasgowne #
  • Has just seen the date and done a massive double take. Sorry for not posting birthday card, bruv! #

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Daily View 2×2: 19 November 2009

Good morning, and welcome to Daily View. Today, in 1990, Milli Vanilli were stripped of their Grammy. It’s the birthday of American President and pizza-loving cat James Garfield.

Today is also both International Men’s Day and International Toilet Day.

2 Must-Read Blog Posts

What are other Liberal Democrat bloggers saying? Here’s are two posts that have caught the eye from the Liberal Democrat Blogs aggregator:

Spotted any other great posts in the last day from blogs that aren’t on the aggregator? Do post up a comment sharing them with us all.

2 Big Stories

Ashcroft’s bank lent millions to disgraced premier

The Independent tells us:

Companies linked to Lord Ashcroft, the billionaire deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, helped finance the lavish lifestyle of the disgraced prime minister of Turks and Caicos islands, an Independent investigation has found.

Labour peers savage Brown’s free care plan

See the Times for more:

A key plank of Gordon Brown’s re-election strategy was condemned by members of his own party yesterday as irresponsible, unaffordable and based on a myth.

The Prime Minister’s plan to offer free care at home to the elderly, outlined yesterday in the last Queen’s Speech before the general election, was compared to “an admiral firing an Exocet into his own flagship”.

Tweets on 2009-11-17

  • Isihac back on #bbcr4 this evening at 6.30pm, Sunday lunchtime and on IPlayer. #
  • Making another trip to the Print Cave. #
  • RT @sarabedford New blog post: A fisking of Labour schmaltz #
  • Hmmm, the sweet smell of foaming clenser. #
  • Nottingham City Council's Plan. "We've got the city covered in red tape!" #
  • Nottingham Parliament Street zebra crossings cause gridlock when there's too many pedestrians – is this the answer? #
  • Wedding anxiety dream. Erk. And today my face aches – was I grinding my teeth? #
  • Hordes of excited kids carrying skates heading for outdoor ice rink. They've put that up fast. #
  • German Xmas market working hard to be ready to open when the lights go on tonight. #
  • Baby Jesus looking pretty healthy, given that he's 6 weeks premature. #

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