Sunday, October 21, 2012

Twittorrhea

That Infamous Twitter Feed...

No, not the one about Romney’s “Binders full of Women” (more about that later). I’m talking about the one where all the grammar-challenged misspelling morons eagerly cheer for the assassination of Mitt Romney.

Twitchy captures the lowlights, such as…

@Gotta__Lov3it
If Romney win this election, he might as well wear a shirt that says "Assassinate Me Bitch"
#¢reamteam4sho™ @4shogbmg
I aint gone lie... Food stamps the shit! I mite assasinate romney my damn self if he get elected ! I fuxx wit free 99 on the eats
$Bl@¢kDyn@m!t3$ @WishaNiggaW00dz
Fck Romney.!.. soon as he break out the whips and chains...the mf murder rate goin up...caus ill b damned the bitch have me on my knees
Romney ole dumbasz! If he become president sumbody shud assasinate his ass soon as they say he won lol rs— Chanel (@Im_So_Sinqleee) October 17, 2012
A few thoughts…

First, we have no way of knowing how much of this is sincere and how much was done by agent provocateurs from the other side wanting to impugn the character of Obama voters.

We do have other anecdotal evidence (comments in other forums, YouTube posts), that there really are people who talk, write, spell and think this way. We also know there are certified racists and white supremacists who engage in this type of spoofing. I’ve tangled with some myself.

There are liberals who want to shut this down or enforce some kind of internet license that prevents anyone from posting anonymously. This is un-American. My solution is simpler. Ignore comments from anonymous nobodies and investigate and prosecute those stupid enough to post criminal threats.

I can’t help thinking back four years ago to a casual workplace conversation with a black coworker I am friendly with. He told me that the election of Obama would not heal race relations. He knew it would make them worse. He is a black man in a mostly-white world, so he has a keen understanding of both groups, and the past four years have validated his pessimistic prediction.

Twitter is Useless

The other thing that occurs to me is that Twitter is useless for anything other than allowing celebrities to pollute our lives with every little stupid thought that goes through their little pea brains. Eva Longoria, whose beauty far exceeds her brains, provided us a perfect example:
@evalongoria I have no idea why any woman/minority can vote for Romney. You have to be stupid to vote for such a racist/misogynistic twat
Now, if a conservative man used that kind of language against her, do you think he’d get by with it?

Liberal Democrats are in a Binder

Free Speech is a wonderful thing. Normal people are scratching their heads over the “Women in Binders” meme, but thanks to the multifarious liberal media outlets, there is an abundance of liberal loonies willing to explain it to us…

Obama tongue-bath provider Susanna Schrobsdorff explains why Mitt Romney is the most horribly misogynistic man to ever run for office.:

1. The image of a bunch of men leafing through “binders of women” is just icky. It evokes catalogs, porn magazines, mail order brides.
3. In our paperless society, binders are terribly old-fashioned. They invoke a time when the only jobs women could get in offices involved secretarial duties like putting together binders for the men who would do the real work.
4. And, as hundreds of online commenters (male and female) have pointed out, the word binder implies, well, binding. And we’re kind of sick of being bound up unless it’s in an E.L. James novel.
No, it’s not a parody. Yes, she is serious. Long live free speech!

26 comments:

conservativesonfire said...

One has to wonder if the concept of "Twitter" was intended for twits.

The Obama water carriers could make Christ look like a misogynistby twisting words into pretzels.

Doug said...

So, our Liberal friends, how's that Hope & Change working out for you these days? This is the real new America Obama’s age of Depression. You won't hear these kinds of stories on the campaign trail or in the billions of dollars that he spends on commercials attacking Mitt Romney with is silly and childish slogans, because he can’t run on his failed record. Politicians selling you empty words can't fill your belly at dinner time.
I never seem to hear about any illegal immigrants from Mexico on food stamps going hungry !!
I just read a blog written by Mychal S. Massie, about Cheryl Preston a 54-year-old mother of three and grandmother of three in Roanoke, Va., says there are days she skips meals so her husband and son can eat. If they notice, she says, she'll let them think she's fasting. She waters down the milk and juice to make it last longer. She visits food pantries, but it's not enough.
"Who would think that in the land of plenty, hard-working families would go hungry? But I am living proof it is true," Preston writes in a first-person account for Yahoo!.
In the last three years, she hasn't been able to replace a $500 loss in monthly income. Her husband's job can't always guarantee 40 hours a week; his second job lasted only through Christmas. So mealtime suffers: Her family eats in one day what they used to eat at one meal. Often, they manage on a nearly barren cupboard for five or six days until the next pay day. They sometimes skip family gatherings at restaurants because they can't pay the tab.
"It is distressing," Preston writes.
"When you get a check for $250, and your basic needs require at least $400, you are already defeated. You can only cut back so much and then you have no choice but to do without. I long for the days when I could pay my bills on time, buy more than enough groceries and have money left over."
She's not alone. Eighteen percent of Americans say there have been times this year that they couldn't afford the food they needed, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday. In particularly hard-hit regions of the United States, like the South, at least one in five didn't have enough money for food. In Preston's Virginia, 15.2 percent of state residents are affected. One has to wonder is she is better off today than she was 4 years ago! And the sad part about all this is that it's gonna get worse. When and if Obama gets re-elected there is nothing to stop him. We are seeing signs of that already. He'll have 4 more years left to complete his “re-shaping America. If Obama gets re-elected there is only one thing we can do. put your head between your legs and kiss your ass goodbye!

I have a saying, that “the only reason a person hides things, is because they have something to hide.” No president in history has spent over a million dollars to keep his records and his past sealed. And what the two of them have shared has been proved to be lies. He lied about when and how they met, he lied about his mother’s death and problems with insurance, Michelle lied to a crowd pursuant to nearly $500,000 bank stocks they inherited from his family. He has lied about his father’s military service, about the civil rights movement, ad nauseum.

Doug said...

He lied to the world about the Supreme Court in a State of the Union address. He berated and publicly insulted a sitting Congressman. He has surrounded himself with the most rabidly, radical, socialist academicians today. He has fought for abortion procedures and opposed rulings that protected women and children, that even Planned Parenthood did not seek to support. He is openly hostile to business and aggressively hostile to Israel.
His wife treats being the First Lady, as her personal American Express Black Card (arguably the most prestigious credit card in the world). I condemn them because, as people are suffering, losing their homes, their jobs, their retirements, he and his family are arrogantly showing off their life of entitlement – as he goes about creating and fomenting class warfare.
I don’t like them, and I neither apologize nor retreat from my public condemnation of them and of his policies. We should condemn them for the disrespect they show our people, for his willful and unconstitutional actions pursuant to obeying the Constitutional parameters he is bound by, and his willful disregard for Congressional authority.
Dislike for them has nothing to do with the color of their skin, it has everything to do with their behavior, attitudes, and policies. And I have a big problem for their playing the race.
It is my intention to do all within my ability to ensure their reign is one term. I could go on, but let me conclude with this. I condemn in the strongest possible terms the media for refusing to investigate them as they did President Bush. There is no scenario known to man, where a white president and his wife could ignore laws, flaunt their position, and lord over the people as these two are permitted out of fear for their color. Do you think that black people support Obama mainly because he's black? Oh yeah! You can bet your last dollar that they do! Is that racism? Not in their warped mind it isn’t! Anyone who votes for any candidate merely because of the color of the candidates skin is an ignorant fool AND a racist! What would happen if all white people voted for Romney because he's white? When black women or men come out in support of Romney they are quickly labled an Uncle Tome. And we have seen this time ans time again, I don’t think that I have to tell you when or where, you already head it before. I found Samuel Jackson's comment that black people vote for their own, just like other races do, absolute stupidity. What a stupid comment to make. If whites only voted for whites in the 2008 elections, Obama would still be serving as a community activist.
Never in my life, inside or outside of politics, have I witnessed such dishonesty in a political leader. He is the most mendacious political figure I have ever witnessed. Even by the low standards of his presidential predecessors, his narcissistic, contumacious arrogance is unequaled. Using Obama as the bar, Nero would have to be elevated to sainthood…Many in America wanted to be proud when the first person of color was elected president, but instead, they have been witness to a congenital liar, a woman who has been ashamed of America her entire life, failed policies, intimidation and a commonality hitherto not witnessed in political leaders. He and his wife view their life at our expense as an entitlement while America’s people go homeless, hungry and unemployed.”
Obama only gets support from the Blacks because he is Black. And now you can add the illegal’s, and the entitlement crowd to his support list. Its certainly not about his failed record!!

Rational Nation USA said...

@ Doug... I'm going to venture that for the progressives hope and change is still alive and well. Working just fine fot them. Hope and Change, the elixir for masses. Eternal is the hope for change... From something To something better. Often without thought as to possible unintended consequences.

rEpublicans have been known to do the same grom time to time.

FreeThinke said...

As always we learn more about Peter from what he says abut Paul than we learn about Paul.

And if you have any doubt as to what that means and how it applies, your right to vote should be taken away.

~ FT

Thersites said...

The binders were put together BY women's groups in Massachusetts. Itnwas "icky" for Romney to read them?

I agree.

Thersites said...

I'll bet that Elizabeth Warren was in one of those "binders"...

Ick!

Silverfiddle said...

Thersites: Its all calculated to herd the women back into Obama's corral, including the language.

They aren't using 'sketchy' by accident, a favorite word among urban women (so I'm told) to describe creepy men.

they did this here in Colorado 2 years ago to GOP senate candidate Ken Buck. They had Denver women believing that if a woman were raped he would personally force her to to have the baby. And it worked. Colorado is being Californicated.

Silverfiddle said...

Yeah, but can she fit all her Native American regalia in there?

My favorite 'Binders' quote is from IMAO:

"Had she survived Ted Kennedy's war on women, Mary Jo Kopechne might just have ended up in Romney's binder full of women."

Z said...

Odd about the Left, isn't it? A binder of women up for good jobs? They hate that and mock it?

let's remember that CLinton had a black secretary (sitting behind his door typing and answering the phone)...Geo. Bush had a black secretary OF STATE. There's also rumor from inside the WH today that it's not a good atmosphere for women.
Valerie Jarrett......she's the one who raved about the appointment of Van Jones, saying "We've been following him for years and really admire him" then backtracked when he was found to be a communist and they let him go under the pressure of the American people. Sort of like Obama and Jeremiah Wright, I guess.

This BINDERS thing was almost as stupid as the headline "Ann Romney, too nice for her own good?" because the leftwing media couldn't think of anything bad about her. Being 'too nice' isn't good for a Republican, apparently. Being 'too dumb' is just write for a leftist feminist.

Thersites said...

Valerie Jarrett......she's the one who raved about the appointment of Van Jones, saying "We've been following him for years and really admire him" then backtracked when he was found to be a communist and they let him go under the pressure of the American people. Sort of like Obama and Jeremiah Wright, I guess.

Ah, one of the troika had been "following" Van Jones for years. No surprises there... only he was too obvious about his commie leanings.

from Breitbart...

When Frank Marshall Davis was in Chicago in the 1940s, he hooked up with every communist front-group under the sun—and there were tons of them. One of the worst was the American Peace Mobilization, which Congress correctly identified as “one of the most seditious organizations which ever operated in the United States”—“one of the most notorious and blatantly communist fronts ever organized in this country.” This group, in 1940, pushed to keep America out of the war against Hitler. Why? Because, at that point, Hitler had just signed an alliance with Stalin. American communists, being loyal Soviet patriots with a sworn allegiance to the USSR, always backed Stalin.

It’s a long story, but Frank Marshall Davis worked with this front group. And the 1944 Congressional report listing his involvement also lists the involvement of a fellow Chicagoan named Robert Taylor. Taylor was the grandfather of Valerie Jarrett.

Breitbart.com: This was actually Valerie Jarrett’s grandfather? He worked on this front-group with Frank Marshall Davis, Obama’s mentor?

Kengor: Yes, and that’s not the end of it. Taylor also served with Davis on the Chicago Civil Liberties Committee, another communist front whose members cloaked themselves as civil-rights crusading “progressives.” Both Taylor and Davis jointly served on the board together—meaning they were major players.

And there’s another Jarrett connection in this: Both Taylor and Davis knew another Chicago leftist, Vernon Jarrett. Vernon Jarrett and Davis teamed up on the small publicity team of the communist-controlled Packinghouse Workers Union; incidentally, Frank Marshall Davis publicly wrote a column calling for the nationalization of the meat industry. Vernon Jarrett ultimately became Valerie Jarrett’s father-in-law.


Red and Pink are Valerie Jarrett's favorite colours.

Divine Theatre said...

I received myriad death (and rape) threats to myself and my family after posting my opinion on the Trayvon Martin debacle. My phone number and address were put online. I received many phone calls (they talk like they write) and rat poison in my front yard.
A woman from California even called the police department where my husband works in an attempt to have him fired because "his wife is a racist". IA had to explain to her that I have these pesky little things called "First Amendment rights".
No one came any further than that but I slept with a handgun on my night table for two months. That is about the extent of their attention span. Two months...at the longest.
The woman who put rat poison in my yard after threatening my pets actually bragged about it on Facebook. They are not that bright.
I ramble...but I do have a point! These people ride the bus or they walk, except for a small few. The bus only goes so far. If they did decide to carry out their threats they would actually have to get up off their keisters. I cannot see that happening. The idle poor are pretty predictable.

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

Silver,

I perceive Twitter just as I do Facebook - useless.

Both are filled with either mundane and or flat out idiotic statements, the latter usually the result, I believe, of partaking in alcohol.

The only service I see coming out of these venues is absolute proof of the dumbing-down of America.

I will say though that at least on Facebook (no, I do not have an account on either) you can read English.

Rose said...

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll - Sunday, October 21, 2012
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 49% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns the vote from 47%. One percent (1%) prefers some other candidate, and two percent (2%) are undecided.



Gallup National 2012 President General Election
Mitt Romney 51%
Barack Obama 45%

Liberalmann said...

And who do you suppose acted on such words and took shots at Obama's headwaters in Colorado? Hypocrites.

Radical Redneck said...

Fact Check:
Obama bin Laden is dead, and Ambassador Chris Stevens is dead, and General Motors is Alive.

However, Our Dear Vice President Smirky Joe fails to tell us that General Motors still owes $27 billion on the nearly $50 billion it received from Our Dear Leader from the bailout, and it doesn't end there, Ally Bank, the lending company still owes $14.7 billion of the $17.2 billion taxpayer-funded bailout it received. Nothing they say will change that! So is General Motors Still Alive? Well yeah, I guess you can call it that!!

Ducky's here said...

Odd about the fringe right isn't it, z.

Romney didn't appoint women to head any significant agency. They were all appointed to outlying agencies and the number of women in his administration declined significantly.

It's funny that the fringe right wing will believe anything, isn't it?

"Binders full of women." Damn, I don't remember a candidate with this sort of a tin ear since Rick Perry.

viburnum said...

Not as funny as the left grasping at straws trying to turn an infelicitous turn of phrase into a disqualification for office.

Hugh Farnham said...

Divine Theatre's story is a powerful commentary on who we face.

Why is it that most of these violent kooks are liberals? Remember the Batman shootings and how the MSM raced to call him a conservative... until the truth came out that he was a liberal Occupy guy. The MSM then backtracked like the doing the moonwalk.

Something else: whenever you hear of a cross burning, or racist slogans painted on a building, think first it may be someone of that racial group doing it. A favorite tactic is to do it to themselves. Happens all the time.

Ducky's here said...

Remember the Batman shootings and how the MSM raced to call him a conservative... until the truth came out that he was a liberal Occupy guy.

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No, I don't remember anything of the sort. In fact that's the pure stinky cheese.

Hugh Farnham said...

Ducky:

Here you go:

"Brian Ross Incorrectly Blames Shooting on Tea Party"

Ducky's here said...

Well viburnum it's true that it's petty to pick on Mittens phrasing but the issue is that he lied through his teeth.
His record for appointing women was quite poor.

beamish said...

I don't care if whoever Romney appointed had a vagina or not. Were they right for the job?

Given Romney's record in Massachusetts is pretty much hostile to everything I believe in, I can't imagine his second picks would improve that record in a do-over, vaginas or not.

viburnum said...

Ducky: "His record for appointing women was quite poor."

In whose opinion? That of disappointed office seekers? Those counting heads for political purposes? Beamish's point is perfectly valid: "Were they right for the job?" Gender, race, etc. should not be a bar to consideration, neither should it be a deciding factor. Quotas are a lousy way to run a personnel department.

Thersites said...

"Back to your vibrator" is something a woman does, "Stevie"...

Oooops, your "slip" is showing again. ;)

Divine Theatre said...

I agree with beamish, just because an individual has internal plumbing doesn't mean that individual is the most competent individual for the job.
Look at Barack's entire affirmative action cabinet...