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(Detroit Free Press)   Growing old often means being clueless of modern trends. John Dingell (D-Forever) just learned that this is sometimes a good thing   (freep.com) divider line 44
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2014-07-22 12:45:26 PM  
@john_dingell:
I'm the last original author of the Clean Water Act, but I have no idea who/what a Kardashian is and I rarely play games. You OK, @EPAwater?

...

@john_dingell:
Staff has now informed me of what a Kardashian is.

I'm only left with more questions.


Knowing nothing else about him, I like this guy.
 
2014-07-22 01:56:41 PM  
Next he'll asking what the hell a Bieber is.
 
2014-07-22 02:10:28 PM  

incendi: Knowing nothing else about him, I like this guy.


He invented clean air and water.
 
2014-07-22 02:14:16 PM  
@john_dingell:
Staff has now informed me of what a Kardashian is.

I'm only left with more questions.


As we all are.
 
2014-07-22 02:33:12 PM  
I wish I didn't know what a Kardashian was,
 
2014-07-22 03:35:16 PM  
Dingell, who is retiring at the end of this term, will forever be remembered for championing Detroit's auto industry and for helping to write such landmark laws as the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act and Endangered Species Act.

And they're all being ignored or dismantled. No wonder he's retiring.
 
2014-07-22 03:36:26 PM  
What has been seen cannot be unseen.
 
2014-07-22 03:36:55 PM  

incendi: Knowing nothing else about him, I like this guy.


I only have one question:  What's his Fark handle?
 
2014-07-22 03:37:42 PM  
OK, I may be more confused than this guy, but I think it's due to shiatty "journalism".

1. What was the original Tweet? Something about a Kim Kardashian game?
2. Does that mean someone at the EPA signed up on the EPA's Twitter account to play this game?
3. Why does his own Tweet mention that he signed the Clean Water Act? Seems like a total non sequitir response...

---Signed,
Confused at the Computer
 
2014-07-22 03:40:28 PM  

Mikey1969: OK, I may be more confused than this guy, but I think it's due to shiatty "journalism".

1. What was the original Tweet? Something about a Kim Kardashian game?
2. Does that mean someone at the EPA signed up on the EPA's Twitter account to play this game?
3. Why does his own Tweet mention that he signed the Clean Water Act? Seems like a total non sequitir response...

---Signed,
Confused at the Computer


I've seen 3 different articles about this, and none of them show the original Tweet... Journalism is dead...
 
2014-07-22 03:40:57 PM  

Mikey1969: What was the original Tweet? Something about a Kim Kardashian game?


This.  How lazy are journalists nowadays?  Not only are they writing articles about tweets, but they fail in even showing the original source to give context.
 
2014-07-22 03:40:58 PM  

Mikey1969: OK, I may be more confused than this guy, but I think it's due to shiatty "journalism".

1. What was the original Tweet? Something about a Kim Kardashian game?
2. Does that mean someone at the EPA signed up on the EPA's Twitter account to play this game?
3. Why does his own Tweet mention that he signed the Clean Water Act? Seems like a total non sequitir response...

---Signed,
Confused at the Computer


Mr. Dingell, is that you?

/Journalism isn't what it used to be. I think they still want to be first but "fix it in the mix" has become very popular with the media these days.
 
2014-07-22 03:41:24 PM  

Mikey1969: OK, I may be more confused than this guy, but I think it's due to shiatty "journalism".

1. What was the original Tweet? Something about a Kim Kardashian game?
2. Does that mean someone at the EPA signed up on the EPA's Twitter account to play this game?
3. Why does his own Tweet mention that he signed the Clean Water Act? Seems like a total non sequitir response...

---Signed,
Confused at the Computer


To make things worse, the only link in the text goes to a USA Today piece...

...that is word-for-word identical to Freep.

// bang-up job, folks
 
2014-07-22 03:42:12 PM  

Mikey1969: 1. What was the original Tweet? Something about a Kim Kardashian game?


"I'm now a C-list celebrity in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Come join me and become famous too by playing on iPhone!"

Mikey1969: 2. Does that mean someone at the EPA signed up on the EPA's Twitter account to play this game?


yes

Mikey1969: 3. Why does his own Tweet mention that he signed the Clean Water Act? Seems like a total non sequitir response...


it was the epa office of water, which i believe was created with the cwa
 
2014-07-22 03:46:12 PM  
Unamused by current shenanigans:
manhattaninfidel.org
 
2014-07-22 03:57:20 PM  

enry: I wish I didn't know what a Kardashian was,


I know this name only from Fark references.
 
2014-07-22 03:59:33 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Mikey1969: OK, I may be more confused than this guy, but I think it's due to shiatty "journalism".

1. What was the original Tweet? Something about a Kim Kardashian game?
2. Does that mean someone at the EPA signed up on the EPA's Twitter account to play this game?
3. Why does his own Tweet mention that he signed the Clean Water Act? Seems like a total non sequitir response...

---Signed,
Confused at the Computer

To make things worse, the only link in the text goes to a USA Today piece...

...that is word-for-word identical to Freep.

// bang-up job, folks


McJournalism at its finest...

As to the rest of the replies, I'm glad I'm not the only one who was not really infromed by TFA...
 
2014-07-22 04:02:39 PM  

cancerous86: Mikey1969: What was the original Tweet? Something about a Kim Kardashian game?

This.  How lazy are journalists nowadays?  Not only are they writing articles about tweets, but they fail in even showing the original source to give context.

They aren't lazy - this is what the people want. They don't want news, they want entertaining nuggets in tweet form.

/ go read a newspaper
// then get off my lawn
/// slashies come in section III
 
2014-07-22 04:03:39 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: I know this name only from Fark references.


If you value anything that you hold dear in your life ... do not, I repeat, DO NOT Google it!

It's too late for me, but you can save yourself.
 
2014-07-22 04:07:28 PM  

sprawl15: Mikey1969: 1. What was the original Tweet? Something about a Kim Kardashian game?

"I'm now a C-list celebrity in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Come join me and become famous too by playing on iPhone!"

Mikey1969: 2. Does that mean someone at the EPA signed up on the EPA's Twitter account to play this game?

yes

Mikey1969: 3. Why does his own Tweet mention that he signed the Clean Water Act? Seems like a total non sequitir response...

it was the epa office of water, which i believe was created with the cwa


Wow, that's pretty farking bad...
 
2014-07-22 04:08:25 PM  
@john_dingell:
Staff has now informed me of what a Kardashian is.

I'm only left with more questions.


Awesome.
 
2014-07-22 04:16:40 PM  

Mikey1969: sprawl15: Mikey1969: 1. What was the original Tweet? Something about a Kim Kardashian game?

"I'm now a C-list celebrity in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Come join me and become famous too by playing on iPhone!"

Mikey1969: 2. Does that mean someone at the EPA signed up on the EPA's Twitter account to play this game?

yes

Mikey1969: 3. Why does his own Tweet mention that he signed the Clean Water Act? Seems like a total non sequitir response...

it was the epa office of water, which i believe was created with the cwa

Wow, that's pretty farking bad...


Looks like someone is playing an iPhone game which uses Twitter for the login, and subsequent automatic tweets soliciting your friends to join.  EPA staffer fired in 3...2...1...
 
2014-07-22 04:17:00 PM  
It will be interesting to see how the Democratic party evolves when all the old Boomer dinosaurs are finally retired.

California is very interesting.
 
2014-07-22 04:56:04 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: It will be interesting to see how the Democratic party evolves when all the old Boomer dinosaurs are finally retired.

California is very interesting.


Yes, it WILL be interesting, but none of the entrenched guard mentioned in your link are Boomers...they're all too old. The up-n-comers, otoh, are mostly Boomers, and they will be in office for another generation.
 
2014-07-22 04:59:14 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: It will be interesting to see how the Democratic party evolves when all the old Boomer dinosaurs are finally retired.

California is very interesting.


It will be, and probably people like Gavin Newsom, Kamala Harris, and Eric Garcetti will step up.  Not a big deal, it's the circle of politics.
 
2014-07-22 05:11:25 PM  

haemaker: Ow! That was my feelings!: It will be interesting to see how the Democratic party evolves when all the old Boomer dinosaurs are finally retired.

California is very interesting.

It will be, and probably people like Gavin Newsom, Kamala Harris, and Eric Garcetti will step up.  Not a big deal, it's the circle of politics.


Generational shifts ARE a big deal and it will change the Democratic party. Maybe the shifts will be minor, but the upcoming generations do not seem to be as 'statist' as the old guard.
 
2014-07-22 05:18:16 PM  

Stone Meadow: they're all too old


Silent Generation, aka, the luckiest sumbiatches ever. Too young for WW2, too old for Vietnam, came of age in the best economy in world history.
 
2014-07-22 05:33:07 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: It will be interesting to see how the Democratic party evolves when all the old Boomer dinosaurs are finally retired.


Since the GOP is a decade away from being a historical footnote, I'm fine with them not evolving. The Democratic position on most issues is far enough on the "right" side of the global spectrum that they can become the conservative party. And an actual liberal party can emerge on the "left."
 
2014-07-22 05:36:01 PM  

clkeagle: And an actual liberal party can emerge on the "left."


I genuinely hope I live long enough to see the Green Party relevant on the national scale.
 
2014-07-22 05:47:23 PM  
oi62.tinypic.com

Well said, Senator Joe Drungle.
 
2014-07-22 06:05:36 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: haemaker: Ow! That was my feelings!: It will be interesting to see how the Democratic party evolves when all the old Boomer dinosaurs are finally retired.

California is very interesting.

It will be, and probably people like Gavin Newsom, Kamala Harris, and Eric Garcetti will step up.  Not a big deal, it's the circle of politics.

Generational shifts ARE a big deal and it will change the Democratic party. Maybe the shifts will be minor, but the upcoming generations do not seem to be as 'statist' as the old guard.


The younger ones I've come across swing much further left than any of the boomer or older gen Democrats. I think the stigma of socialism has faded since its been decades since the fall of the USSR. You hear bleating by poorly educated and ill-infromed Republicans using socialist as a pejorative, but those clowns are a diminishing group.

We may well see a viable Socialist party sometime. We'll have to wait to see after the Republicans crater and the right splinters into whatever little groups they natively fall into. I think that once the FREE MARKET IS THE ALPHA AND OMEGA Randroids move out of the Libertarian party, that one may attract a lot of the left-leaning younger people.
 
2014-07-22 06:12:08 PM  

serfdood: incendi: Knowing nothing else about him, I like this guy.

I only have one question:  What's his Fark handle?


Staff has now informed me of what a Fark is.

I'm only left with more questions.
 
2014-07-22 06:27:29 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Mikey1969: OK, I may be more confused than this guy, but I think it's due to shiatty "journalism".

1. What was the original Tweet? Something about a Kim Kardashian game?
2. Does that mean someone at the EPA signed up on the EPA's Twitter account to play this game?
3. Why does his own Tweet mention that he signed the Clean Water Act? Seems like a total non sequitir response...

---Signed,
Confused at the Computer

To make things worse, the only link in the text goes to a USA Today piece...

...that is word-for-word identical to Freep.

// bang-up job, folks


Well, duhhh; USA Today and the Detroit Free Press are both owned by Gannett, a chain well known for starving its local papers of resources in order to keep executives in bonus money. An editor in Detroit probably took it from the in-house wire and autolinked it back to USAT.

/hint: this is not from FreeRepublic.com
 
2014-07-22 06:59:21 PM  

Oysterman: serfdood: incendi: Knowing nothing else about him, I like this guy.

I only have one question:  What's his Fark handle?

Staff has now informed me of what a Fark is.

I'm only left with more questions.


I can see this becoming a thing around here...
 
2014-07-22 07:52:03 PM  

stonicus: Mikey1969: OK, I may be more confused than this guy, but I think it's due to shiatty "journalism".

1. What was the original Tweet? Something about a Kim Kardashian game?
2. Does that mean someone at the EPA signed up on the EPA's Twitter account to play this game?
3. Why does his own Tweet mention that he signed the Clean Water Act? Seems like a total non sequitir response...

---Signed,
Confused at the Computer

I've seen 3 different articles about this, and none of them show the original Tweet... Journalism is dead...


If only there was a web site dedicated to pointing out poor journalism being passed off as real news...
 
2014-07-22 09:18:40 PM  

Cubicle Jockey: Stone Meadow: they're all too old

Silent Generation, aka, the luckiest sumbiatches ever. Too young for WW2, too old for Vietnam, came of age in the best economy in world history.


Yes, but I wouldn't trade places with them for anything. They're just a bit too old for many of them to catch the extended lifespans technology will bring in the next few years.

It WAS a good ride, though.
 
2014-07-22 11:20:42 PM  

cancerous86: Mikey1969: sprawl15: Mikey1969: 1. What was the original Tweet? Something about a Kim Kardashian game?

"I'm now a C-list celebrity in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Come join me and become famous too by playing on iPhone!"

Mikey1969: 2. Does that mean someone at the EPA signed up on the EPA's Twitter account to play this game?

yes

Mikey1969: 3. Why does his own Tweet mention that he signed the Clean Water Act? Seems like a total non sequitir response...

it was the epa office of water, which i believe was created with the cwa

Wow, that's pretty farking bad...

Looks like someone is playing an iPhone game which uses Twitter for the login, and subsequent automatic tweets soliciting your friends to join.  EPA staffer fired in 3...2...1...


This isn't anywhere close to firing worthy- this ain't exactly a high stakes social media account, and the tweet didn't do any damage. However, that staffer will become the butt of office and cocktail party jokes for a few weeks.
 
2014-07-23 12:11:35 AM  
Still haven't forgiven him for the legislative BJ he offered to the Bells in '02:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,24921,00.asp

For those of you who have been losing your shiat over Net neutrality, this guy was all about carrier monopolies *before* it was cool.

/I mean, really; they were basically saying "We won't perform the upgrades that taxpayers paid for unless you eliminate our competition".
 
2014-07-23 03:26:08 AM  

DougTaupe: Still haven't forgiven him for the legislative BJ he offered to the Bells in '02:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,24921,00.asp

For those of you who have been losing your shiat over Net neutrality, this guy was all about carrier monopolies *before* it was cool.

/I mean, really; they were basically saying "We won't perform the upgrades that taxpayers paid for unless you eliminate our competition".


This. Also his wife was part of Detroit City Council, which, as a Detroiter you immediately understand to mean she was on the take. And that he and his father have been in congress since forever. This is cute, but I do not like the man.
 
2014-07-23 07:05:58 AM  

stonicus: Mikey1969: OK, I may be more confused than this guy, but I think it's due to shiatty "journalism".

1. What was the original Tweet? Something about a Kim Kardashian game?
2. Does that mean someone at the EPA signed up on the EPA's Twitter account to play this game?
3. Why does his own Tweet mention that he signed the Clean Water Act? Seems like a total non sequitir response...

---Signed,
Confused at the Computer

I've seen 3 different articles about this, and none of them show the original Tweet... Journalism is dead...


It's the New Journalism. Once you've referenced a still-current pseudo celebrity, your job is done.
 
2014-07-23 07:25:44 AM  
Machinehead - that was John Conyer's wife, not John Dingell's.  Dingell's wife is running for election to replace him.
 
2014-07-23 11:05:23 AM  
That game, and its auto-generated tweet coming from that account, seems like a pretty good representative of what's wrong with the U.S. anymore.
 
2014-07-23 11:49:49 AM  

Stone Meadow: Ow! That was my feelings!: It will be interesting to see how the Democratic party evolves when all the old Boomer dinosaurs are finally retired.

California is very interesting.

Yes, it WILL be interesting, but none of the entrenched guard mentioned in your link are Boomers...they're all too old. The up-n-comers, otoh, are mostly Boomers, and they will be in office for another generation.


Dammit, millenials. Will you ever farkin vote?
 
2014-07-23 01:25:14 PM  

zenobia: Stone Meadow: Ow! That was my feelings!: It will be interesting to see how the Democratic party evolves when all the old Boomer dinosaurs are finally retired.

California is very interesting.

Yes, it WILL be interesting, but none of the entrenched guard mentioned in your link are Boomers...they're all too old. The up-n-comers, otoh, are mostly Boomers, and they will be in office for another generation.

Dammit, millenials. Will you ever farkin vote?


Sure, but they...like everyone before them...largely vote for their parents' generation until that generation gets too old to want to run of office. Hate to break the news to Millenials, but the Boomers are just now entering their peak political years and will be with us for another decade or two.
 
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