Mary Thornberry is 76. She’s from Fort Worth, but moved to Cairo a while back to study Egyptian culture. Ancient Egyptian — like pharaohs and so on. Now she’s stuck inside, as the protests rage. NBC’s Brian Williams caught up with her. She sounds like a pretty amazing woman.
He joined January 31 with his first tweet: “test.” Three tweets since, each with a behind-the-scenes pic of him (hanging with Deion, on the set of Showtime’s Inside the NFL). I’m looking forward to seeing what he tweets late night, after he’s had a few pops. Follow him @realjerryjones.
We don’t want their immigrants (some of us don’t, anyway), but when the weather turns bad, we will take their electricity.
By now perhaps you’ve heard of a international group of hackers called Anonymous. In support of the protesters in Egypt, Anonymous has launched denial-of-service attacks on government sites there. In a New York Times story about the group’s efforts, sometime D Magazine contributor Barrett Brown is mentioned as having a connection with Anonymous. All of which is to say: be nice to us in the comments. We know people who know people.
Guess Who Has a Crush on a Certain Former President. Snooki. Yes, the Jersey Shore “star.” I’ve never seen an episode. I only barely recognize her name. But I’m pretty sure if you’re George Bush, you’re feeling pretty good today. Or not. Either way.
City Council Members Cost Us Tax Payers $28.33. That’s right. Four council members got rides to work and two even got rides from work on Wednesday. This, my dear, fellow tax payers, cost us $28.33. I’m enraged.
The Consequences of Power Outages. While the outages caused people to be cold and inconvenienced for a few minutes, it did a lot worse for the Williams’ family. Their 18-year-old daughter has cerebral palsy. She also has a breathing machine and a feeding machine. Fifteen minutes without electricity can literally mean life or death for her. And although the family has a doctor’s note on file saying electricity should not be interrupted, they’ve been told that there’s really no way to ensure that it won’t happen again. This is a concern as power outages are possible again this morning.