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My slight connection to Tim Hetherington: I met a photojournalist who said Libya's rebels just need 50 Chechens

I was deeply saddened to find out that photojournalist Tim Hetherington, director of the amazing documentary, Restrepo, died in Libya today. I've been especially touched because two weeks ago, I met a western photojournalist who had just returned from Libya.

I was in Tbilisi in Georgia (the country) on a delegation with fellow tech-minded New Yorkers. We were there to learn about the major reforms and challenges of this new nation and offer our take on building an entrepreneurial culture, more open media and tech environment and the relationship of Georgia to the West. Among the people we met during our whirlwind tour was a photographer named Thomas. He had spent the past several weeks in Libya with the rebels.

I had already been in some pretty awesome conversations with documentary filmmaker and now-presidential advisor Raphael Glucksmann who explained that much of what happened in Egypt's revolution was due to counseling by Serbia's non-violent revolutionaries. (BTW, they had studied King and Ghandi heavily). But, back to Thomas.

Thomas is a world-traveling chronicler of revolutions. He has been present in Serbia, Georgia, Chechnya and likely beyond. So here I had in my presence someone who was on the ground in a tumultuous part of the world where my own president had decided to intervene militarily, and I wanted to know what he thought, specifically about the rebels.

So I asked him, "What's your impression of the rebels in Libya?"

He shook his head. "Honestly?" he asked.

"Yes, I really want to know."

"Give me 50 Chechens, and this will be over in a week," he pronounced. "They fought the Russians for over a decade. They know what to do in these situations." He continued, explaining that the Libya opposition was extremely disorganized and without significant leadership, weapons and training, was unlikely to prevail.

There's no massive moral I'm trying to communicate here. But I was extremely fortunate to have this interaction on the other side of the world, and I gained even more respect for all journalists who put themselves in harms way to tell stories that need to be told.

RIP Tim, and thank you for Restrepo. To the rest of you, please check out and support the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Re-Live Inauguration Through My 197 Twitter Updates. Mark Your Faves

It's safe to say I went buck wild on Twitter during my inauguration journey. This short update tool proved quite appropriate as my primary medium of instant coverage. I'm still uploading photos and videos, but Twitter was my live mic. I posted updates from my Macbook Pro on the Amtrak, from my friend's house where  I stayed and, all too often, from my T-Mobile G1 in sub 20-degree temperatures. Even if you were following me, you probably missed a lot. Thanks to Twitter search, I've found every update I posted from the train ride down on Friday to my seated and aching position on my couch in NYC the day after. The updates are posted in reverse chronological order, blog-like, so start from the bottom and work your way up. I think the funniest updates are from the Sunday concert while the angriest are clearly from the disastrous Youth Ball. Post your favorites in the comments!
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baratunde: home from dc. body much worse for the wear, but dammit i was there. respect.
Jan 21, 2009 10:05 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Via @BreakingNewsOn: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA ORDERS GUANTANAMO BAY CLOSED WITHIN A YEAR.
Jan 21, 2009 05:17 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Important youth ball #s: capacity of concert rm = 3500. Capacity of outer hall = 3000. Tickets sold = 10,000 #inaug09
Jan 21, 2009 05:13 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: @randomdeanna yes to a youth ball campaign. I'm getting amazing info. This is a major and PLANNED fuckup #inaug09
Jan 21, 2009 05:09 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation
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baratunde: Rt @BreakingNewsOn: AP: Poll - by 3-1 margin, American ppl feel more optimistic about country's future now that Obama is president.
Jan 21, 2009 04:45 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Just bought 4 copies of todays washington post. Its hitting me again. Good job america #inaug09
Jan 21, 2009 03:32 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: youth ball update. most people dispersed when i did. we returned hour later to reasonable conditions. party closed at 130am. meh #inaug09
Jan 21, 2009 02:38 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: ouch. lungs burn. probably from inhaling so much icy cold air for hours. ready for that new obama health care #inaug09
Jan 21, 2009 02:33 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: overslept, missing both 6am and 8am buses. plan to catch ride with lee camp. guess i drank too much change last night #inaug09
Jan 21, 2009 02:22 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: I'm cool. Found some alaska volunteers and red wine. Just needed to share the moment with others #inaug09
Jan 21, 2009 05:10 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: @mikeleh @mstearne you stand out in 20 degree weather in formal wear for 2 hrs and tell me its a good thing
Jan 21, 2009 04:38 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: To those who think there's some benefit to abusing BO's most loyal workers by leaving in cold, I can't hear that now
Jan 21, 2009 04:32 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: I would like to party. Is there something I can get into? (Note: I can't see fb comments on phone so email)
Jan 21, 2009 04:26 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: I have left the youth ball. Feet are frozen. Can barely use hands from cold. I am in pain srsly #inaug09
Jan 21, 2009 04:17 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: @randomdeanna source on those #s
Jan 21, 2009 03:58 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation
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baratunde: People streaming out of hilton yelling to those in line that its not worth it. #inaug09
Jan 21, 2009 03:53 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Crowd outside found out obama is done speaking and cheered. Never thought id see young ppl do that #inaug09
Jan 21, 2009 03:44 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Word is fire marshal has locked down event. Thousands are still outside WITH TIX in 23 degrees #inaug09
Jan 21, 2009 03:35 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: People are leaving youth ball. They got in 90min ago and were held at escalator #inaug09
Jan 21, 2009 03:32 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Protest outside youth ball is growing. People want the money they paid to go to education #inaug09
Jan 21, 2009 03:32 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: youth ball a total clusterfuck. Oversold by at least 1000 people. What happened to the well oiled campaign? #inaug09
Jan 21, 2009 03:29 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Obama is near. Snipers in position. Helicopter circling #inaug09
Jan 21, 2009 03:20 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: This line is bullshit. People keep cutting and I've created a vigilante security force to stop it #inaug09
Jan 21, 2009 03:11 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Rt @TheOnion: BREAKING: Drunk Bush Crashes Inauguration Ball Wearing Only Texas Flag #inaug09
Jan 21, 2009 02:48 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: In line for the youth ball. If kanye shows up on time, we will know real change has come to america #inaug09
Jan 21, 2009 02:38 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/qPzS1 - I'm bustin out the cuff links for this ball! #inaug09
Jan 21, 2009 01:28 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: getting showered and dressed for youth ball and am taking all yall with me via updates! #inaug09
Jan 21, 2009 01:21 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: friend took his kids to the mall. their report on this historic occasion: "all we saw were butts and elbows." #inaug09
Jan 21, 2009 12:57 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Wow. I was just part of the most dynamic conversation of young people for bet.com Big up @ashong. Will post later #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 11:47 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Anyone staying at the washington hilton mind me changing in ur room or checking bags under ur name? Hit me on email or sms
Jan 20, 2009 10:17 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Anyone know if the youth ball has food ? #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 09:46 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Had to leave white house bleachers. Obama owes me a parade #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 09:13 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Someone tell me how close obama is? We just were attacked by exhaust from 50 police motorcycles #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 09:05 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Crowd cheering john kerry. Not sure why. He lost #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 08:56 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/jZgyG - O-BAM-AAH! Energy stick. Really
Jan 20, 2009 08:43 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/2ei6J - Please don't stop the music... music... #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 08:41 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Announcer @ white house trying 2 start wave in bleachers. Someone tell him waves happens from bottom up
Jan 20, 2009 08:38 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Just saw sec'y designate of education arnie duncan. Yelled at him to "do good!" And he didn't correct my grammar #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 08:36 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Anyone in dc willing to let me stash luggage in ur room before 9pm tonight and retrieve early am? Esp if u have hilton rm Msg or txt me ...
Jan 20, 2009 08:35 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Did not occur to me that parade delay was due to ill senators. My brain is suffering from frostbite #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 08:33 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Waiting for this parade to start. Metaphor for how slow change will come to america? #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 08:22 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Via TheOnion: Obama Inauguration Speech Ruined By Incessant Jackhammering http://twurl.nl/shq2sd (expand)
Jan 20, 2009 08:06 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Rt @BreakingNewsOn: President Barack Obama confirmed Senator Ted Kennedy had collapsed and expressed concern about his situation; condit ...
Jan 20, 2009 08:01 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/1pggu - I get u access. This is erica alexander, the poet right outside white house
Jan 20, 2009 07:25 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/PYwMa - Wow I just got in front of white house #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 07:20 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/mO5RU - Polar bears giving out calendars but for what? Doomsday? #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 06:50 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Via TheOnion: Hillary Clinton Mouthing Along To Presidential Oath http://twurl.nl/chc3hd (expand)
Jan 20, 2009 06:35 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Here's an economic stimulus idea: get someone to clean up these trashed streets #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 06:33 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Rt @Leslieann44: Large inflatable Bush in likeness of Sadam being "shoed to death" by crowd behind Lincoln Memorial, chants: "No more ye ...
Jan 20, 2009 06:30 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: @tetesagehen actually america, its time to party!
Jan 20, 2009 05:41 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation
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baratunde: Wow lowry recites from the black national anthem
Jan 20, 2009 05:35 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: FUCK YES!! #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 05:10 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: It's noon. < / bush > < obama >
Jan 20, 2009 05:05 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: I have nothing snarky to say about rick warren. That was beautiful #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 04:59 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Diane Feinstein is lip syncing! #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 04:47 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Chairman of the joint congressional committee on inaugurations was just introduced. THAT'S MY DAWG! #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 04:45 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: I have a copy of obama's speech! #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 04:29 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Rt @maegancarberry: Crowd on the mall boos Lieberman. #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 03:49 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Cheney is in a wheelchair??? HAAAAA HAHAHAHA. THANK YOU BABY JESUS #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 03:48 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Wow ted kennedy looks great! Wait, or is that barbara bush? #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 03:45 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: @ nat'l press club for canadian radio 2 explain democracy 2 foreigners again. Step 1 Behead queen. Step 2 Profits. Step 3 Freedom #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 03:25 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Got rejected from checkpoint cuz "bag is too big." I told them that was no bag. I was just happy to see them #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 03:16 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Rt @drgridlock: A Metro train has hit someone at Gallery Place (Red Line). The station is closed. #dcalert
Jan 20, 2009 02:48 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/x0zE2 - This is exactly like cloverfield except everyone is happy and not getting e
Jan 20, 2009 02:45 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/tIfTC - Obama is at "church" Looks like a mosque to this reporter #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 02:37 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/tcjpz - Looking south on 18th st at I. Oh my god #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 02:18 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: cynical bbc caller said america is most racist nation in the world. I told him that's MY most racist nation he's talking about #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 02:06 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: No matter how many times I told them to behead their queen, those brits refuse to understand democracy #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 01:59 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/6Ux2t - I could totally bring down the bbc right now if I just pushed all the butto
Jan 20, 2009 12:51 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Arrived at bbc radio studios. Gonna teach those brits about democracy! #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 12:46 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: @maegancarberry I'm with you in twitter spirit #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 12:34 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation
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baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/BfXue - Crowded metrorail
Jan 20, 2009 12:00 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/5MFs6 - Most important task pre-inauguration of first black prez? Setting ipod play
Jan 20, 2009 11:59 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: never seen so many black folk up so early. I've discovered a cure for CP time: elect a black president! #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 11:56 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Overheard: I can't wait to tell my grandkids about this #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 11:56 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/cJfCg - Car accident almost cut off my bus route. I think it was flock of vengeful
Jan 20, 2009 11:30 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: ok. i'm off to see the wizard. #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 11:09 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: RT @elonjames: 5:10am - crowd is ridic
Jan 20, 2009 10:24 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: apparently i'm not sleeping at all before the big show. still working on a few lines for my inaugural address #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 10:23 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: @kmcghee sincere thanks for such kind tweets
Jan 20, 2009 08:45 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: @drywall great to see you too!
Jan 20, 2009 07:56 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation
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baratunde: Sorry to drop off grid. Ran into good friend, activist and artist Lucia Brawley. Traded amazing stories #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 06:00 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Woohoo netroots was fun. Connected w fellow soldiers. Now off to SEIU/moveon joint. Need to get my dance on #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 03:49 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Having a v frustrating eve. Missed chance for moveon party. Not on list for huffpo. Too late for netroots in far off VA?
Jan 20, 2009 02:02 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: I just saw a man selling obama bean pies. If that doesn't prove obama is a muslim I don't know what will #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 01:21 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Marching band at 14th and u #inaug09
Jan 20, 2009 01:19 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Rt @BreakingNewsOn: Emergency svcs responded to suspicious item found over the White House fence. Turned out to be a shoe #inaug09
Jan 19, 2009 08:43 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Send to twitter.com/baratunde and or baratunde.com thx
Jan 19, 2009 08:15 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Just interviewed team from www.charitywater.org $1 gets 1 person clean water for 1 year #inaug09
Jan 19, 2009 08:14 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: @tinadupuy is it safe to call dc a Nerdi Gras then?
Jan 19, 2009 07:26 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Ok done with bbc radio. Now headed up 7th st to Proof for a luncheon #inaug09
Jan 19, 2009 06:44 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/mpVgs - Roz from bbc world service's world have your say
Jan 19, 2009 06:27 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Call in or go http://ping.fm/J6dNq - BBC radio heard by 30 mil globally! 1pm est me & @ch3ryl & more #inaug09
Jan 19, 2009 05:59 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: MLK's speech could easily have been called "we will not be satified" rather than "I have a dream." #inaug09
Jan 19, 2009 05:12 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Drinking red wine at bar near mall. Watching FULL MLK speech on CNN. #inaug09
Jan 19, 2009 05:11 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/7t7zd - My friend @darbiw got a photo of me on CNN #inaug09
Jan 19, 2009 05:02 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Also got interview with white high school girls from griffin, georgia who campaigned for Obama #inaug09
Jan 19, 2009 04:56 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Got a great interview with rosa park's attorney fred gray after CNN. Will upload late night #inaug09
Jan 19, 2009 04:54 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Rt @TheOnion: Vacation To Israel Canceled Due To History Of Israel http://twurl.nl/8fh5q5 (expand)
Jan 19, 2009 04:46 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: On cnn now is fred gray who was rosa parks's attorney. I met him on the cnn bus! #inaug09
Jan 19, 2009 03:38 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Woohoo. CNN seemed to go well tho I couldn't hear the republican dude. Next up: bbc tv's world have your say at 1pm #inaug09
Jan 19, 2009 03:30 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/FZXyq - Inside the cnn obama express bus #inaug09
Jan 19, 2009 03:02 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Reminder. I'm on cnn with soledad obrien from the national mall at 1015am today
Jan 19, 2009 02:16 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: The Subway Interviews - Commercialization Of Obama (http://ping.fm/PBSci)
Jan 19, 2009 02:00 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: RT @cspenn: Great piece by @ariherzog on USAirways+Twitter. A journalist must-read. http://bit.ly/mHzw (expand)
Jan 19, 2009 01:44 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: RT @elonjames: Wonders is it wrong to laugh at Curtis Blow's bedazzeled blazer. Dude, wtf?
Jan 19, 2009 06:44 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: @Pishba http://bit.ly/IhaJ (expand) the playlist @ch3ryl & i post our videos to. also in center column of www.jackandjillpolitics.com
Jan 19, 2009 05:33 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation
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baratunde: @mstearne yeah i'm using vimeo for select clips to share w bbc.
Jan 19, 2009 05:32 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation
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baratunde: @ch3ryl um what kind of party are you at exactly? burning bush in effigy? is hugo chavez throwing an inauguration bash!?
Jan 19, 2009 05:19 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation
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baratunde: man, youtube really assifies quality video footage.
Jan 19, 2009 05:16 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: YouTube - Jamie Foxx at We Are One Concert, Inauguration 2009 (http://tinyurl.com/a5d255 (expand))
Jan 19, 2009 04:22 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: @garlin yeah garth killed it. no wonder they let him do 3 songs. #inaug09
Jan 19, 2009 04:14 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation
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baratunde: @garlin tweeting from my G1 which has cutting edge technology known as KEYBOARD. works with gloves on. it's the future i believe.
Jan 19, 2009 04:13 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation
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baratunde: @tyfn these stories R saying "now's a good time to be black" (except in oakland, houston, nyc and other places cops kill us)
Jan 19, 2009 04:12 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation
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baratunde: @tyfn interesting. gawker ran that exact story but about NYC social scene adding black faces. http://bit.ly/9Vw5 (expand)
Jan 19, 2009 04:10 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation
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baratunde: @shortyawards I vote for @cyberpr in the Shorty Awards Finals for #music because she helps artists see the social media light
Jan 19, 2009 04:00 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: @Roger_Pociask @nelima and all. i am in DC and my tweets today were live from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. twitter journalism!
Jan 19, 2009 03:57 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: An Old Soul by Andrew Sullivan (http://ping.fm/MjV6C)
Jan 19, 2009 03:18 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Feeling suddenly exhausted. Think I will head home soon, process images & vids and do some work #inaug09
Jan 19, 2009 02:05 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Important change: I will be on cnn tomorrow at 1015am NOT 1245. Probably on bbc tv at 1245 w @ch3ryl #inaug09
Jan 19, 2009 02:04 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/LeSNy - Wow I have awesome position at the lincoln memorial
Jan 18, 2009 11:18 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/utpl7 - Watching the watchers
Jan 18, 2009 11:17 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: At nema lounge on U st #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 10:55 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Again sorry for delayed and disordered tweets. Blame the secret service #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 10:29 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: They forgot to tell Biden that we won #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 10:28 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: I bet obama wants this concert to last forever. He's thinking, "I am so screwed. Gaza. Jobs. Please sing one more song." #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 10:27 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: I want queen latifah to bust out with a freestyle version of u-n-i-t-y ! #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 10:27 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Ewww poor john legend got stuck with the "relaxing" rock crowd. There goes his street cred #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 10:27 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Obama just opened for pete seeger #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 10:22 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Shakira should only be allowed to shake her ass. Her voice is terrible! #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 10:22 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: I really hope they let that eagle sing. At least they should have let him fly free. Cmon man. Lincoln would emancipate that eagle #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 10:22 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Apologies for delayed tweets. They killed cell service at lincoln memorial #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 10:22 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Forest Gump is speaking real good now. With obama all things are possible #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 08:10 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Overheard from press pool: wow, michelle is pretty #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 08:08 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: @ch3ryl says this is lincoln porn #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 08:07 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation
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baratunde: Did tom hanks just say abe lincoln had a 6 ft 4 inch erection?
Jan 18, 2009 08:07 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Oh no jaime foxx is battling denzel for the obama role. I say we give it to morgan freeman for seniority #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 08:06 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Wow the 40 year old virgin and the Triple Threat are lecturing the crowd. #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 07:56 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Mary J Blige is hitting the notes! Looks like obama's transition team sprang for some voice lessons
Jan 18, 2009 07:55 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: @ashong tell dave I said wzup! I'm right up front son!
Jan 18, 2009 07:51 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation
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baratunde: Awesome. John Adams's wife just spoke along with an MLK stunt double. Pullin out all the stops! #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 07:50 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Um a f*cking jumbo jet just flew over obama. Hellooo??? Security? #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 07:49 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Denzel is auditioning HARD to play obama in the movie #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 07:47 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Ooh denzel! The OTHER famous black guy is here! #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 07:45 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Woah the HBO intro static just played. Are they gonna show The Wire? Hot #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 07:36 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: @villager @ch3ryl will post a pic of us later
Jan 18, 2009 07:29 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation
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baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/uswQz - Yes that is the lincoln memorial press entrance #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 07:23 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: @biznickman not yet. Heading over when @ch3ryl gets here. Ahem. (how do u "ahem" over Twitter?) #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 05:18 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation
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baratunde: Just realizing how big a deal this is. This is not your grandfather's inauguration #inaug00
Jan 18, 2009 05:16 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: @Stranahan yeah I met Obama at yearlykos conference in 2007. Asked him re: his coal position. Shook his hand
Jan 18, 2009 05:04 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: @busboysandpoets and @grittv just had deepak Chopra on. Called military aid "karmically tainted money"
Jan 18, 2009 05:02 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation
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baratunde: Switched to iPod touch on wifi while power hungry G1 charges. Miss my keyboard! #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 05:00 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Will be @busboysandpoets on 14th & V till about 1pm. In back corner of langston rm. Turning
Jan 18, 2009 04:34 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Dangit I keep sending b4 I'm done! Phone going off to charge spare batt.
Jan 18, 2009 04:34 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: @ashong welcome to dc baby! I'm @busboysandpoets on 14th & v for the next hour before heading to concert. Come by!
Jan 18, 2009 04:30 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation
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baratunde: Rt @drgridlock: Great Maps For Getting Around: In the Metro section of Sunday's Post http://tinyurl.com/74et2g (expand)
Jan 18, 2009 04:28 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/5gGgo - Checked in @busboysandpoets for GRITtv segment circa 1020am at grittv.org
Jan 18, 2009 02:47 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Want to throw a going away party for bush monday night? Check out http://bushbash09.com They will post party pics on tues
Jan 18, 2009 02:37 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: dammit. google disabled my jack turner gmail account. NOW IS NOT THE TIME GOOGLE! I'll have Obama nationalize your ass. #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 09:27 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: @elonjames and i am totally in southeast right now. sorry bro. trying to pace myself. maybe cya tomorrow
Jan 18, 2009 08:13 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation
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baratunde: @ch3ryl sound like you're on the soul plane! #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 06:43 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation
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baratunde: Managed to get a cab in adams morgan without knocking over too many drunk white dudes! Obama! #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 06:37 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: @mattieboo haha no adams morgan is hectic right now. Very different from my early 90s memories #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 05:46 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation
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baratunde: At the left bank in ada
Jan 18, 2009 04:13 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Barney Frank is very short and always looks bored #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 02:16 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Wearing new Diesel boots. Neglected to break them in first. Now sitting shoeless with vodka & soda #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 02:11 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Al franken has a fundraiser tomorrow 11a-1pm at the willard hotel. Musical guests: grateful dead! #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 02:03 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/8zesb - Al franken is in the house! #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 02:01 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Now at hirshhorn museum for media matters #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 01:11 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Am at awesome cocktail party with sarah palin toilet paper #inaug09
Jan 18, 2009 12:17 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/SiDW6 - Mmmm, I just love privacy destroying RFID
Jan 17, 2009 10:46 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: Met a dept. of labor employee. Her favorite secretary was Reich "because he knew the numbers and how to get economy moving" #inaug09
Jan 17, 2009 10:42 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: #inaug09 text WEATHER to 56333 for weather updates or text METRO to 56333 for bus & train info.
Jan 17, 2009 09:31 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/HdtZJ - Otoh look at the massive font on the subway map. NANNY STATE
Jan 17, 2009 09:17 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/pTXoi - I love the clean, helpful dc metro. Take notes nyc and boston
Jan 17, 2009 09:17 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: off 2 get #inaug09 credentials. gear = g-phone, canon sd700, ipod touch, kindle, scary/warm face mask http://bit.ly/4gwZXk (expand)
Jan 17, 2009 08:14 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: @mstearne just in time. thanks for the wifinder app rec
Jan 17, 2009 08:01 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation
Brt_no_vaca_square_normal baratunde: just installed the DC Metro app on my ipod touch. farewell paper maps! #inaug09 Jan 17, 2009 07:38 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet Brt_no_vaca_square_normal baratunde: RT @mstearne: @baratunde I bought an Obama commemorative plate. Ask them if I can use that for entrance into the inauguration. #inaug09 Jan 17, 2009 07:37 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet Brt_no_vaca_square_normal baratunde: at the transition team office, black folks are just showing up saying "i voted for obama. where are my tickets!?" hilarious #inaug09 Jan 17, 2009 07:06 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet Brt_no_vaca_square_normal baratunde: A Fond Farewell by Derrick Ashong #inaug09 (http://ping.fm/NmIaD) Jan 17, 2009 06:38 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet Brt_no_vaca_square_normal baratunde: @QueenofSpain that "team edward sucks" is hilarious. i'm so scared that i get it. btw, @jjpolitics is adding ur #inaug09 tweets to our site Jan 17, 2009 04:30 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet Brt_no_vaca_square_normal baratunde: RT @huffpost: Follow Obama's train trip on our blog all day: http://tinyurl.com/9wjwpj (expand) -cbellantoni Jan 17, 2009 04:14 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet Brt_no_vaca_square_normal baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/o6oGL - I like bunnies but this is creepy to see 1st thing in the morning. #inaug09 Jan 17, 2009 03:24 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet Brt_no_vaca_square_normal baratunde: http://ping.fm/p/JSput - Obama's economic stimulus at union station #inaug09 Jan 17, 2009 02:31 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet Brt_no_vaca_square_normal baratunde: more dc inauguration parties, courtesy of The Couch Sessions (http://ping.fm/3aWod) Jan 17, 2009 12:55 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet Brt_no_vaca_square_normal baratunde: RT @roadkillrefugee: RT @thinkprogress: Ken Blackwell: GOP First, Country Last: http://tinyurl.com/7e3v98 (expand) Jan 17, 2009 12:44 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet Brt_no_vaca_square_normal baratunde: campaign retrospective: Why I Support Barack Obama (jan 3, 2008) (http://ping.fm/bELuO) Jan 17, 2009 12:20 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet Brt_no_vaca_square_normalNzrtcom-azul_normal baratunde: @c3ane that's a great idea. barackatunde's campaign retrospective will be running through inauguration. so many moments Jan 17, 2009 12:14 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation Brt_no_vaca_square_normalTwit-1_normal baratunde: @maegancarberry just saw ur traffic tweet. For #inaug09 follow @drgridlock Jan 17, 2009 12:06 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation Brt_no_vaca_square_normalBusboystwitter_normal baratunde: @busboysandpoets I plan to kick it there hard this week. Save me some of those vegan brownies! Jan 17, 2009 12:05 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet · Thread Show Conversation Brt_no_vaca_square_normal baratunde: passing through philly on the train. what up!? i have mad fond memories of campaigning here. http://bit.ly/i4V7 (expand) Jan 17, 2009 12:02 AM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
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baratunde: CQ Politics | Track the confirmation of Obama's Cabinet Nominees (http://ping.fm/TFZKJ)
Jan 16, 2009 11:41 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet
Brt_no_vaca_square_normal baratunde: Let the journey to #inaug09 begin! Am on amtrak train #193 from nyc to dc. Plenty of empty seats. Glad I'm going down early Jan 16, 2009 10:51 PM GMT · Reply · View Tweet