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Tag Archives: Iowa

Sarah Palin Runs Unannounced Half Marathon

6 Sep

Sarah Palin Marathon

Yes, Sarah Palin is running. Actually, it doesn’t appear she ever stopped. The former governor of Alaska and perennial potential presidential candidate made a rare unannounced stop when she ran in the “Jump Right in and Run” half marathon in Storm Lake, Iowa.

Palin finished second best in her age group with a time of 1:46:10 in the race, which was organized by the Storm Lake Running Club. She ran under her maiden name of Heath and listed her hometown as Des Moines, Iowa.

Greta Van Susteren was the first person to post a picture of Palin running. The Storm Lake Running Club later confirmed that Palin ran in the event and Palin thanked Storm Lake in a tweet.

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Why You Need Proper Punctuation

25 Mar

Though I should probably not be the one heaving stones, here an example of horrible punctuation.

Sen. Chuck Grassley: I suppose this isn’t so much an egregious error as embarrassing for a U.S. Senator to be communicating this way. Grassley gets credit for using Twitter effectively for someone his age (79). However, he seems bogged down by the character limit and sometimes his message gets really lost. Like this tweet, for example.

Now, what does any of that mean? Or this one?

Anyways, Grassley took to Twitter yesterday to tell people to stop whining. I think shorter, multiple messages are more effective than these endless abbreviations that drive everyone nuts trying to decipher.

(h/t  Wonkette)