My Picks for Top Tweets: 31 August 2017

There are some tweets I’ve been leaving out of these posts over the last few days because I’m going to use them elsewhere. I want to mention them though. They’re tweets I was expecting, but their appearance disgusts me nevertheless. They come from Donald Trump’s greatest supporters, the Evangelical Christians. They’re blaming the current disaster in Texas on same-sex... read more

My Picks for Top Tweets: 30 August 2017

Tweets of the ongoing crisis in Texas following Hurricane Harvey is still, of course, the main thing on Twitter today. The Washington Post is so far confirming sixteen deaths as a result of the storm. One is a police officer (see below). I suspect we haven’t seen the worst of it yet. I was living in Gisborne, NZ, when Cyclone Bola hit in 1985. It’s still the costliest cyclone in our... read more

My Picks for Top Tweets: 29 August 2017

There’s a lot of suffering going on in Texas still with the ongoing heavy rain. It looks like it could be the weekend before it stops, but there will still be standing water to deal with at that point. Twitter is full of tweets of the sights, and many heroic rescues.   Kim Jong-un is acting up again – he wants the world’s attention back on him so has sent a missile east over... read more

My Picks for Top Tweets: 28 August 2017

The big news today of course is the storm and flooding in Texas. I find it really hard to get my head around the amount of rain that’s fallen in the area. There are place in NZ that flood quite often, and I’ve been in some biggies in my life, but nothing like this. Tweets cannot do it justice, but I’ll try. I’m also going to indulge myself by using some of my own tweets today. They... read more

My Picks for Top Tweets: 27 August 2017

Well, rugby is trending in the Twitterverse in New Zealand for two reasons. One lot of tweets is because the All Blacks won again last night! We beat Australia 35-29, so the whole of New Zealand is in a good mood. That also means we retain the Bledisloe Cup for another year. We play two tests against Australia each year, and this year we won both, so the cup’s still ours. Even better, in the early... read more

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