Censorship On Largest Scale In Human History

(Don’t forget the IRS scandal or lying to FISA Court judges, or the JournoLIST scandal or the ClimateGate issue [and the MANY others] in order to weaponize the government against conservatives or to push Leftist ideology by way of obfuscation of the truth.)

Bozell says, “This is the emerging of the greatest censorship of free speech worldwide in the history of man. Now, let me explain this, the left is on a jihad against conservative thought. It’s happening in academia, entertainment, business, religion, everywhere.” More from NEWSBUSTERS:

….The Media Research Center has undertaken an extensive study of the problem at major tech companies — Twitter, Facebook, Google and YouTube — and the results are far more troubling than most conservatives realize. Here are some of the key findings:

  • Twitter Leads in Censorship: Project Veritas recently had caught Twitter staffers admitting on hidden camera that they had been censoring conservatives through a technique known as shadow banning, where users think their content is getting seen widely, but it’s not. The staffers had justified it by claiming the accounts had been automated if they had words such as “America” and “God.” In 2016, Twitter had attempted to manipulate election-related tweets using the hashtags “#PodestaEmails” and “#DNCLeak.” The site also restricts pro-life ads from Live Action and even Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), but allows Planned Parenthood advertisements.
  • Facebook’s Trending Feed Has Been Hiding Conservative Topics: A 2016 Gizmodo story had warned of Facebook’s bias. It had detailed claims by former employees that Facebook’s news curators had been instructed to hide conservative content from the “trending” section, which supposedly only features news users find compelling. Topics that had been blacklisted included Mitt Romney, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and Rand Paul. On the other hand, the term “Black Lives Matter” had also been placed into the trending section even though it was not actually trending. Facebook had also banned at least one far right European organization but had not released information on any specific statements made by the group that warranted the ban.
  • Google Search Aids Democrats: Google and YouTube’s corporate chairman Eric Schmidt had assisted Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The company’s search engine had deployed a similar bias in favor of Democrats. One study had found 2016 campaign searches were biased in favor of Hillary Clinton. Even the liberal website Slate had revealed the search engine’s results had favored both Clinton and Democratic candidates. Google also had fired engineer James Damore for criticizing the company’s “Ideological Echo Chamber.” The company had claimed he had been fired for “advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace.” Damore is suing Google, saying it mistreats whites, males and conservatives.
  • YouTube Is Shutting Down Conservative Videos: Google’s YouTube site had created its own problems with conservative content. YouTube moderators must take their cues from the rest of Google – from shutting down entire conservative channels “by mistake” to removing videos that promote right-wing political views. YouTube’s special Creators for Change section is devoted to people using their “voices for social change” and even highlights the work of a 9/11 truther. The site’s very own YouTube page and Twitter account celebrate progressive attitudes, including uploading videos about “inspiring” gay and trans people and sharing the platform’s support for DACA.
  • Tech Firms Are Relying on Groups That Hate Conservatives: Top tech firms like Google, YouTube and Twitter partner with leftist groups attempting to censor conservatives. These include the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Both groups claim to combat “hate,” but treat standard conservative beliefs in faith and family as examples of that hatred. George Soros-funded ProPublica is using information from both radical leftist organizations to attack conservative groups such as Jihad Watch and ACT for America, bullying PayPal and other services to shut down their funding sources. The SPLC’s “anti-LGBT” list had also been used to prevent organizations from partnering with AmazonSmile to raise funds.
  • Liberal Twitter Advisors Outnumber Conservatives 12-to-1: Twelve of the 25 U.S. members of Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council – which helps guide its policies – are liberal, and only one is conservative. Anti-conservative groups like GLAAD and the ADL are part of the board. There is no well-known conservative group represented.
  • Tech Companies Rely on Anti-Conservative Fact-Checkers: Facebook and Google both had partnered with fact-checking organizations in order to combat “fake news.” Facebook’s short-lived disputed flagger program had allowed Snopes, PolitiFact and ABC News to discern what is and is not real news. Google’s fact-checkers had accused conservative sources of making claims that did not appear in their articles and disproportionately “fact-checked” conservative sources. On Facebook, a satire site, the Babylon Bee, had been flagged by Snopes for its article clearly mocking CNN for its bias. YouTube also had announced a partnership with Wikipedia in order to debunk videos deemed to be conspiracy theories, even though Wikipedia has been criticized for its liberal bias.

(Full Special Report can be found here.)

Twitter’s War On Freedom | Project Veritas

Here is Sean Hannity interviewing James O’Keefe. This is sort-of an intro to the following videos…. which I will add as they are released.

ONE – A Project Veritas undercover investigation has revealed a senior network security engineer at Twitter suggesting that his company turns over the private communications and deleted tweets of President Donald Trump to the Department of Justice. If true, it is yet unknown whether Twitter is voluntarily disclosing this sensitive information or acting under a court order. Twitter is currently in the midst of defending itself from left-leaning criticism that President Trump hasn’t been removed from the enormous media platform for violations of Twitter’s Terms of Service.

TWO – In the latest undercover Project Veritas video investigation, eight current and former Twitter employees are on camera explaining steps the social media giant is taking to censor political content that they don’t like.

THREE – Project Veritas has released undercover footage of Twitter Engineers and employees admitting that Twitter employees view”everything you post” on their servers, including private “sex messages,” and “d*ck pics.” The engineers also admit that Twitter analyzes this information to create a “virtual profile” of you which they sell to advertisers.

The MSM and #NeverTrumpers Join Forces in “Wooden” Literalism

A friend linked to a WASHINGTON POST article after I posted the above on my Facebook with this statement:

  • “Trump quoted the mayor COMPLETELY out of context. Read this:”

(I – RPT – post a section from his link for clarity):

…But then he decided to slam the mayor of the city attacked, who had calmly warned his fellow Londoners: “Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days. There’s no reason to be alarmed.” Trump took the second part out of context and responded viciously, “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!’” (The mayor, of course, was telling them not to be alarmed by the heightened police presence.) Trump was not done, however, inanely tweeting, “Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now? That’s because they used knives and a truck!”…

(He also linked to FOX NEWS’ story on it.) HOTAIR deconstructs Mayor Khan better:

Sadiq Khan, the mayor, didn’t say there’s no reason to be alarmed about terrorism. What he said: “Londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days. No reason to be alarmed — one of the things the police and all of us need to do is make sure we’re as safe as we possibly can be.” In other words, there’s no reason to be alarmed that another attack is imminent. The police will be out in the streets as a precautionary measure, not because there’s intelligence suggesting more bombs are about to go off.

I will now post our conversation to help the conservative leave the “woodeness” of the Left, whom complains about the Right not considering grey areas of life — but what Prager rightly notes the “black n white” truly exists on the Left (and so, in the media). BTW, this is a fellow compatriot. These are honest and cordial disagreements between us GOP’ers. I consider this an in-house debate about Trump, like the age of the earth or other theological matters. I am not posting this here to belittle my friend but merely to note the closeness of the #NeverTrumpers to the MSM’s understanding of the view they have of all Republicans since Nixon. They [the #NeverTrumpers] are just now lining up with that same rhetoric from the Left because of their dislike for Trump. You see, I am not an analyse… I am a conservative. I see the larger fight for the soul of America as between Left and Right. I want the right to win in politics… and I do so by defending Republicans from the dopiness of the Media [Left].

These two totally variant views on reality are at their core, two completely different worldviews/philosophies. My job as a polemicist is to make sure we win in arguments where truth is concerned and the ethos of our Founding is defended in some way.

The Trump Derangement Syndrome that infects the #NeverTrumpers is hindering their view that they are siding with the MSM in their false view and inability to pick up what Trump was laying down… specifically in that Tweet. I have to admit as someone who is imperfect, I bet I practiced some of this with Obama. But these people are not seeing the forest beyond a few trees…

…to wit I hope my responses shed a bit of light on this:

ME –

So a mayor who has ignored terrorism, in fact tripling since he’s been mayor, himself having ties to extremism, a police force that ran away from the attackers, and a suspect who master mined the attacks who was warned of 2-years ago, and the populace is not suppose to be alarmed? Please. And the WaPo has never taken Trump (or Rubio) out of context? Please.

J.G. –

I didn’t suggest that WaPo has never published a news article or an opinion piece in which the writer took Trump (or Rubio) out of context. When that occurs, I have no objection to anyone calling them out on it. Most of your posts on your blog do just that (and I think that is good). So, I find it ironic that suddenly, you are defensive when a similar standard is applied to something you posted. Be fair Sean.

[….]

The main point I was trying to make Sean, is that this particular post of yours was spreading a false narrative. Feel free to criticize politicians and others who are hesitant to take necessary and reasonable steps to keep citizens safe, but you can do that without helping Trump spread more falsehoods.

ME –

Trump had all that in mind when he Tweeted that. Others may not know or follow this mayor’s many previous statements about Trump and his connections to jihadists, but, but I have. What is a false narrative from the media is that the people of London are not effed, and mean ol Trump is smearing a good guy. Leftists like to pardon Islamists (like the mayor), lift up severed heads as “art,” because they have similar worldviews (I have an entire chapter from Melanie here on this). Her book Londanistan should be the topic, not something Trump says [laid down] that you or the press cannot pick up.

[….]

I feel like I am responding to an atheist. Let me explain. When I talk to persons who challenge the Bible (and take note Protestants look at Scriptural integrity differently that Catholics), they will bring up points from the O.T. as literal, without applying genres (like poetry, war texts, history, wisdom literature, prophecy, and the like), or subcategories such as hyperbole.

So I merely bring up that using the way the skeptic is using the Bible would be the same as reading Exodus 15:8 and positing that God has a BIG nose, or reading Psalm 91:4 and saying God is a giant chicken.

Similarly, WaPo is taking the rhetoric of Trump as woodenly literal without keeping in mind the following:

  • a jihadist sympathizing mayor, police running away, 2-year old warnings unheaded, and now military police in pubs [that is hyperbole in case you are not getting it]… etc.

Are you now taking Trump’s Tweet as literally using the phrase of the London mayor without reference to any deeper meaning J.G.?

J.G. –

Many reasonable people are interpreting many of the things that Trump says as asinine, ignorant, immature, and unbecoming of a POTUS. He better work on improving his communication skills if we’re all misunderstanding him. I’m not talking about left-wing nutcases misunderstanding him. I’m talking about lifelong conservatives (like me) and mainstream moderates misunderstanding him. Please don’t blame the media. The media doesn’t write his Tweets or speak for him when he’s in front of the camera.

ME –

If he was as eloquent as Obama was it would make not a single iota of difference in the stories at WaPo.

Reagan was an excellent communicator, as was Ford, Nixon, etc. But ALL were bumbling idiot according to the press.

J.G. –

Sean Giordano, you don’t get it. There is a huge difference between how conservatives and moderates viewed Reagan, Ford, Nixon, etc. and how they view Trump both in terms of competence and ability to communicate effectively. I’m not talking about the Washington Post. I’m talking about Americans across the whole country. Trump is perceived as a bafoon by the vast majority of Americans, not just journalists.

ME –

No, trump has done waay more conservative things that any of those before him in the same time.

So I separate Obama’s excellent rhetoric from his horrible policy. LIKEWISE, I separate Trump’s horrible rhetoric from his excellent policy.

He is a buffoon in public. So? So was Mozart, Beethoven, Immanuel Kant, Lewis Carroll, and others. And?

So, Trump is not a Rubio or a Bobby Jindal (my first choice) or a Ted Cruz (my second choice).

Trump still has done more in his first days than I think any of them could have (including winning the rust belt, and thus winning).

…to be continued… maybe?

Here is JIHAD WATCH’S take on the matter:

President Trump has taken London Mayor Sadiq Khan to task for his grossly insensitive statement about the London jihadist attack:

  • “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack,” the president wrote on his personal Twitter account, “and Mayor of London says there is ‘no reason to be alarmed!’

Only a “leader” with either an unsound mind or an unsavory agenda could utter such bizarre words following a gruesome jihad rampage (within two weeks of the one Manchester) that began with the mowing down of innocent civilians and continued with a 12-inch blade “knife frenzy.” All the while, the jihadis shouted “this is for Allah.”

Khan’s words start to look more sinister than obtuse when one considers his own jihadist connections. He was reported by the UK’s Spectator to have known links to “extremists”:

Some of these associations date back to his time as a director of Liberty and a human rights lawyer – trying to get the UK to lift its ban on the American Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has described Jews as ‘blood-suckers’ and called Hitler ‘a very great man, and speaking at the same conference as Sajeel Abu Ibrahim, a member of the now proscribed Islamist organisation that trained the 7/7 bomber Mohammad Sidique Khan.

It doesn’t stop there:

in 2004 he appeared on a platform with five Islamic extremists at a conference in London organised by Al-Aqsa, a group that has published works by the notorious Holocaust denier Paul Eisen….In the same year, Khan was the chair of the Muslim Council of Britain’s legal affairs committee and was involved in defending the Muslim scholar Dr Yusuf Al-Qaradawi.

Qaradawi is no “moderate.” As reported by Jihad Watch in February:

Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the most renowned and prominent Muslim cleric in the world, has stated: “The Muslim jurists are unanimous that apostates must be punished, yet they differ as to determining the kind of punishment to be inflicted upon them. The majority of them, including the four main schools of jurisprudence (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i, and Hanbali) as well as the other four schools of jurisprudence (the four Shiite schools of Az-Zaidiyyah, Al-Ithna-‘ashriyyah, Al-Ja’fariyyah, and Az-Zaheriyyah) agree that apostates must be executed.”

In September, Khan stated that it was necessary for Westerners to be careful not to insult Muslims and to affirm that Muslims can hold Western values, otherwise they would join jihad groups. In other words, Khan was warning non-Muslims to beware of insulting Muslims, otherwise they would kill you.

Also, it did not matter that jihad attacks in Britain tripled in five years: Khan boasted in March that he planned on bringing in 1,500,000 more migrants….

(read it all)

The Donald’s “Fascist” Flag Tweet

Here is how a friend puts the issue:

  • “My conservative friends on FB, once proud, loud and arrogant are now incredibly silent. Buyers remorse anyone? Trump’s mental illness is self-illuminated with each passing day. What a freak show…. A year in jail and loss of citizenship for the burning of the flag? Read the constitution much?”

Larry Elder uses some audio (which I add video to) to build up to the main point… and it is this: “HILLARY CLINTON PROPOSED ACTUAL LEGISLATION DOING THIS!” That bill (S.1911, The Flag Protection Act of 2005) was co-sponsored by Clinton, and proposed in part:

  • Any person who shall intentionally threaten or intimidate any person or group of persons by burning, or causing to be burned, a flag of the United States shall be fined not more than $100,000, imprisoned for not more than 1 year, or both. (SNOPES)

The Truth About Milo’s Twitter Flop

(Just so you know, I reject Paul Watson’s affiliation with Alex Jones BS)

Twitter and the entire media are lying about why Milo was banned.

When future generations look back on this critical juncture in the fight for liberal western ideals of free expression, they’ll see that Twitter and Jack Dorsey were on the wrong side of history.

“Your an idiot, try reading a book” ~ Via my Twitter

In a video detailing progressive thinking, at the 4:50’ish point ( right click and “open in another tab” in order to start from this point) there is a good example of some of the vacuous responses to positions by the Left. One is the response “to read a book.” This was JUST done with a Twitter conversation I was in via my bumper sticker for my site:

Facts Fiction Book

Here is my response for the record:

I just had a SJW woman tell me to “read a book,” funny. I have written a book and have over 5,000 in my home collection:

➤ politics [spanning the views];
➤ religion [all major world religious texts and many obscure cults and occult texts];

➤ economics [from common sense to Keysian junk];
➤ U.S. civics/poli-sci;
➤ history [world and U.S., most Marxist historians — like Chomsky and Zinn, as well as actual historians — like Paul Johnson, Thomas Sowell, and Rodney Stark];
➤ philosophy [from the Greeks — my Favorite is Cicero, to modern atheists defending atheism and theists defending belief. I have all or most of (for example) the published of multimedia material from: R. Dawkins, K. Nielsen, D. Dennett, Sartre, Camus, Nietzsche, S. Harris, M. Martin, L. Wolpert, D. Barker, W. Provine];
➤ comparative-religions [worldviews study as well as applying internal Aristotelian tests to the coherence of a belief structure];
➤ origin studies [the creation vs. evolution debate or the intelligent design vs. naturalism divide… I have most counter views published that differ with my own view];
➤ science [I collected all the biology, chemistry, and physics text books from my kids going through all their schooling ~ grade school to college, etc];
➤ Biblical studies [I have all the resources, dictionaries, maps, languages (Greek and Hebrew), Near-East and Persian history… history regarding manuscripts, the Gnostic Gospels, Old-Testament and New Testament surveys, systematic theology, church history, etc., etc.];
➤ As an aside, I also own 600+ DVD documentaries and debates (on the same topics as above). However, about 200 of these are debates between pro-and-con holders of the above topics. Many are formal debates at Yale, Harvard, and other major State universities.

Comparing, contrasting, and hearing fairly both sides without merely labeling people is important to make informed decisions in this life that are meaningful and direction oriented. You get the point… the person that told me to read a book was merely emoting nervousness at defending an idea void of any deep thought.

 

 

 

Socialism Always Lapses Into Authoritarianism

GAY PATRIOT posts this idea that Socialism and Authoritarianism Are Joined at the Hip:

In the Netherlands (a progressive democratic-socialist Eurotopian country in the Bernie Sanders model), the police are paying house calls to intimidate people who express the wrong ideas in social media.

Throughout the Netherlands, the police visits are part of campaign led by local authorities to address concerns related to social media at the communal level. A spokesperson from the municipality of Loon op Zand, which governs Kaatsheuvel, told DW that police in her municipality only rarely pay personal visits to social media users. If they do, she says, the goal is to clarify that user’s intentions and plans for real-world protests. A police spokesperson from the Oost-Nederland region added that similar programs in his region are intended to be proactive rather than reactive: Local authorities let social media users know in advance that they’re walking a fine line, and they also inform those users that they could face incitement charges if their calls for protests ultimately result in violence.

All Socialist countries will incline toward authoritarianism; this is because all Socialists are authoritarians in their bones….

Here is more about the type of “Tweets” that make the police come-a-callin:

In rare instances, Dutch police are knocking on social media users’ doors and asking them to be careful writing posts about refugees that could lead to real-life violence and, ultimately, to charges of online incitement.

One example is Mark Jongeneel, a small business owner in the small city of Sliedrecht who tweeted his reaction to asylum plans in his city:

Translation: “The college of Sliedrecht has a proposal to receive 250 refugees in the coming 2 years. What a bad plan! #letusresist”

Hours later, his mother (with whom he lives) contacted him to say local police had visited her house and were now on their way to his office.

“I asked them what the problem was. And they said, ‘Your tweets,'” Jongeneel told DW. “And they asked me to be careful about my Twitter behavior, because if there are riots, then I’m responsible.”….

(Breitbart and the Corner)

Later, FRONTPAGE MAG notes that Mark Jongeneel said:

I hope they’ve got some Stasi advisers to help them do it.

  • Mark Jongeneel says the increased attention has not changed his behavior online – nor will it. “Freedom of speech is very important, and I will not be silenced,” he said.

Here is an interesting story of censorship on Amazon via Breitbart:

Bowing to left-wing pressure, U.S. online retailer Amazon.com has taken down “wartime refugee” costumes for children on its Italian and German sites dw.com reports.

To British and American readers the move would seem to come at an odd time, but for Germans and Italians the upcoming season of Carnival is their chance to dress up.

The most interesting thing about the costumes in question are that they are obviously not meant to represent the continent’s current migrants, but Amazon has still removed them for fear of causing offence.

The boys’ costume consists of brown trousers, a white shirt, grey sleeveless jumper and a flat cap. It is something more reminiscent of wartime comedy Dad’s Army than the ongoing war in Syria. The girls costume is equally innocuous, being a long dress infinitely less flashy than anything worn by young girls today.

The costumes look old because they are based off of children from the first and second world war when both mothers and their children were often evacuated from cities targeted for bombing raids, and ended up in places less likely to be bombed like Wales or small rural towns….

The Kiss of Tolerance = “Tolerance” Camps for Dissenters

Gay Patriot has a great short commentary that led to me inserting the above video:

A player for the Miami Dolphins has been fined, suspended, and sentenced to Tolerance Camp for sending an unsupportive tweet upon the occasion of Michael Sam’s drafting and the PDA that followed.

[….]

Also, NBC’s Matt Lauer drives home the point that it doesn’t matter what a player does on the field, but who he goes to bed with at night that the MFM care about by calling for more gay Affirmative Action in the NFL. (Once again citing the tiresome “Right side of history” cliche leftists use because, apparently, being a leftist gives you the power of precognition to know how History is going to work out.)

“The big picture here in terms of the NFL, is this a sea change or is this a one-off? Is this the league moving to the right side of history? Which by the way, they really can’t do unless more players come forward.”

Powerline as well wades into the thick of the topic with this great commentary on the whole matter:

I wrote here about the selection by the St. Louis Rams of Michael Sam, an openly gay football player. The selection brought widespread praise including, predictably enough, from President Obama.

But at least one football player, Don Jones of the Miami Dolphins, reacted negatively — probably not to the selection itself, but rather to the exuberant kisses on the lips that Sam exchanged with his boyfriend while the cameras were rolling.

Jones tweeted “OMG” and “horrible.” For this expression of opinion, Jones has been duly punished. The Dolphins have denounced and fined him, and have barred him from team activities until he attends and completes “educational training.” Jones has issued an abject apology.

The Dolphins, of course, are still trying to overcome the adverse publicity generated by the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin “bullying” affair. But I suspect they would have come down hard on Jones regardless. The NFL — a thoroughly authoritarian operation that hardly allows players to celebrate touchdowns — is determined to crush any public expression of disapproval relating to Sam by anyone associated with the league.

Doing so will help the NFL’s image with the PC crowd and the gay community. Whether it will help Sam is another matter.

Jones probably isn’t the only NFL player who considered Sam’s very public wet kiss “horrible.” And more than a few players probably will resent seeing a fellow player silenced and shamed for expressing a sentiment they share or at least understand. That resentment might well manifest itself in resentment of Sam beyond the probably slight amount he would have experienced due to his sexual orientation.

Not much is sacred in a sports locker room or on the field. Attempts by the NFL to make Michael Sam a sacred cow may prove counterproductive.

Sam himself says he wants to be treated like a football player, not a gay football player. Football players are teased constantly for whatever it is they plausibly can be teased about. No speech code protects them. This is especially true of rookies.

[….]

Hot Air wonders what will happen if the Rams cut Michael Sam, not an uncommon fate for a player selected so late in the draft. The question answers itself: the Rams will be lambasted as “homophobic” and the NFL will suffer a black eye.

[….]

…Sterling engaged in a personal conversation that he did not intend to be made public. Were his comments offensive? Sure. Mostly, they were weird. But Sterling never meant to shove them into anyone’s face. Contrast this with the Sam kiss: why were television cameras present to record it in the first place? Did ESPN televise the reactions of any other 7th round draft choices? I don’t think so. The cameras were waiting for Sam to get the call only because he is gay, and the television networks want to promote the cause of homosexual equivalence. Is it unreasonable to infer that the kiss was televised precisely so that some individuals like Jones would take offense, and then be made into a lesson for the rest of us?

…read it all…

ALL Tweets from TWITCHY!

Twitterverse `Funnies` from Last Night

Dennis Miller @DennisDMZ
The night janitor at Big Ben doesn’t clean a clock as well as Romney does.

S.E. Cupp @secupp
Romney:”I’ve got 5 boys. I’m used to people saying the same thing over and over again hoping it becomes true.”

Andy Levy:
I feel like Lehrer is about 15 minutes from turning into Michael Douglas in “Falling Down”

Dennis Miller @DennisDMZ
Obama better hope a Kicked Ass is covered under Obamacare.

David Burge @iowahawkblog (5-Tweets combined)
23 minutes to go. At this point Romney can probably get a Jimmy John’s, and feed it to Ann’s dressage horse while kicking a dog. I heard about something like this that happened between Sonny Barger and a mouthy guy from the Mongols in Oakland in ’65. Not pretty. Next debate, Romney should have Biden sub for him, then just sit in a folding chair next to the podium smoking a cig and filing his nails. In fact, Romney should walk past Obama in a bathobe & Speedo, grab a cup of coffee, walk back to a Laz-Z-boy and watch Cartoon Network. Then, Romney should shave, splash on some Old Spice, and do some benchpresses. 130, 140, nothing big. 10 to 15 reps.

Dennis Miller @DennisDMZ
Obama keeps looking down at his belt buckle teleprompter.

Dennis Miller @DennisDMZ
Obama is now looking for Ferdie Pacheco. “He’s a bleeder…He’s a bleeder!”

David Burge @iowahawkblog
“Hi, Jay-Z? Next president here. R-Money. How much for that 18 foot tower of champagne? I’ll be needing it.” Romney, on big 80’s cell phone

David Burge @iowahawkblog
If I were Romney, I would put on a top hat ‘n’ monocle, call a Swiss bank, then thwack a street urchin with my diamond tip swagger stick.

Jonah Goldberg:
Congratulations MSM, your failure to ask the president hard questions for 4 years has left him soft and unprepared. #irony

Tammy Bruce:
OMG Mittens is reminding me of Reagan!!!

Dennis Miller @DennisDMZ
Arthur Conan Doyle’s Lestrade had more of a clue than Obama.

David Burge @iowahawkblog
Breaking: Choom Gang revokes Obama’s membership

Dennis Miller Show @DennisDMZ
Remember when Obama said keep your tires inflated? NOTE TO OBAMA CAMP, KEEP OBAMA INFLATED!

DanRiehl @DanRiehl
Oof. Mr. President, you’re entitled to your own airplane and house but not your own facts

Ramesh Ponnuru @RameshPonnuru
Now Obama’s butchering his own campaign’s out-of-context attacks on Romney. (The borrow-from-parents bit.)

GregGutfeld @greggutfeld
Jimmy Carter is watching this, going, “man, he’s like Jimmy Carter!”

Dennis Miller Show @DennisDMZ
Obama is being owned, refinanced and owned again!

GregGutfeld @greggutfeld
Obama cant look at Romney. Shame. He might learn something.

David Burge @iowahawkblog
Somewhere, a 2nd-tier Midwestern cow college is missing an Assistant Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion.

GregGutfeld @greggutfeld
does someone have Dr. Drew’s number? Somewhere Ben Afflect and Matt Damon are crumbling.

GregGutfeld @greggutfeld
Obama, spoiled by those fearful of hurting his feelings, have left him in the desert.

Dennis Miller Show @DennisDMZ
Shows over, folks, nothing to see here, shows over.

Bill Maher @billmaher
Obama made a lot of great points tonight. Unfortunately, most of them were for Romney

Tammy Bruce @HeyTammyBruce
Obama’s closing statement sounds like its taken from a mix of those magnetic words on the fridge.

Dennis Miller Show @DennisDMZ
Obama says “and, and, and” just like Dustin Hoffman coming down the stairs at the end of “Tootsie”. He’s making it up and it’s not working.

David Burge @iowahawkblog
It was a racist coin. MT @normas @iowahawkblog Obama even lost the damn coin toss.

Mark Hemingway @Heminator
That wasn’t a debate so much as Mitt Romney just took Obama for a cross country drive strapped to the roof of his car.

David Burge @iowahawkblog
Poor guy, couldn’t get it up on his anniversary.

Dennis Miller Show @DennisDMZ
Imagine having Joe Biden as a firewall.

Hugh Hewitt @hughhewitt
Somebody get @davidaxelrod some smelling salts.

David Burge @iowahawkblog
Remember when they found out about Milli Vanilli? Yeaahhp. Pretty much that.

GregGutfeld @greggutfeld
watching MSNBC discuss the debate is like watching the Titanic discuss the iceberg.

Kurt Schlichter @KurtSchlichter
Obama may look constipated, but after that hollowing out, Obama isn’t never going to have a problem with being constipated again.

Erick Erickson @EWErickson
Note that Stephanie Cutter is on TV now using, word for word, talking points she sent out at 9AM!!!

RJ Moeller @rjmoeller
Tonight was so bad for the president, we’re getting word he just inked a deal to write two books about it #DebatePrepFromMyFather

Chelsea Grunwald @chelseagrunwald
President Obama just had the 2008 Detroit Lions of debate performances

toddstarnes @toddstarnes
Lehrer — that’s what happens when you hire a government employee to moderate a debate. PBS

Erick Erickson @EWErickson
Who knew Romney’s October surprise would be mopping the floor in Denver with the President.

Sister Toldjah @sistertoldjah
Wow Obama did a great job lowering expectations for the second debate

Film Ladd @FilmLadd
Narcissistic personalities never do well when confronted by opposing viewpoints.

S.E. Cupp @secupp
Obama’s performance was so bad, I’m starting to think it must be some kind of strategy.

Tammy Bruce @HeyTammyBruce
Bwahaha!! RT @SemperBanU: I think Obama should bow to Mitt.

David Burge @iowahawkblog
In my specially selected focus group, 100% of swing voters said, “holy crap, that guy is the president of United States?”

Ron Futrell @RonFutrell
An empty chair would’ve done a better job tonight.

Michael MooreVerified @MMFlint
This is what happens when u pick John Kerry as your debate coach.

Soozy @Soozy
LMAO #debates AP just reported Obama was rushed to the hospital after debate where surgeons are working desperately to reattach his #ego.

Jon Gabriel @ExJon
Expected spin: “Obama didn’t lose this debate to Romney, he just lead from behind.”

Derek Hunter @derekahunter
Not sure who thought John Kerry would be good at debate prep for Obama. He’s not like Romney at all. Romney made his money, Kerry married it

Bette Midler @BetteMidler
Oy!

Luke Gunderson @LukeGundy
Obama was almost as unprepared for that debate as he was to be President.

David Burge @iowahawkblog
“Good thing the next debate is on foreign policy! Oh.” – Obama HQ

Erick Erickson @EWErickson
Democrats tonight understand what Republicans have been saying all year about the polling.

John Hayward @Doc_0
Biden retires to his favorite imaginary restaurant to prepare for his debate with Ryan.

Conservative Quotes @ConservativeQuo
@noltenc Romney not only destroyed Obama, he destroyed the MSM’s caricature of him. Much more important.

Bill Maher @billmaher
that president Obama sure is smart, but i’m not sure if i’m gonna take his class next semester

John Nolte @NolteNC
Like he did for his book, Obama should have Bill Ayers stand in for him with this next debate.

mike murphy @murphymike
Here in liberal Santa Monica. Liberals here so mad they may take to the streets and try to set a Prius on fire…

David Burge @iowahawkblog
“Romney was too vague. He needed to give more details, like the President’s two point Hope-Change program.”

John Groves @jfgroves
@jtLOL @secupp Watching Matthews reaction sent a tingle up *my* leg

Chuck Woolery @chuckwoolery
News flash, Biden has just entered the witness protection program.

Deetz @tahDeetz
RT @Smalltalkwitht: RT @Jmason12: BREAKING: Barack #Obama signs Executive Order canceling next two presidential debates.

@ebhimmel:
Perhaps Obama would’ve won the debate if he ended it walking thru crowd with a bucket of birth control pills

 

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71% of Lady Gaga`s Twitter Followers and 70% of Obama`s Followers Fake

In the age of spam and spam-bots, many of the “stars” and acolytes “followers” are just that, fake. A new program can weed out the fake account holders and is publishing the reports of their findings.

President Obama’s Twitter account has 18.8 million followers — but more than half of them really don’t exist, according to reports.

A new Web tool has determined that 70% of Obama’s crowd includes “fake followers,” The New York Times reports in a story about how Twitter followers can be purchased.

“The practice has become so widespread that StatusPeople, a social media management company in London, released a Web tool last month called the Fake Follower Check that it says can ascertain how many fake followers you and your friends have,” the Times reports.

“Fake accounts tend to follow a lot of people but have few followers,” said Rob Waller, a founder of StatusPeople. “We then combine that with a few other metrics to confirm the account is fake.”

Notes the Times:

If accurate, the number of fake followers out there is surprising. According to the StatusPeople tool, 71 percent of Lady Gaga’s nearly 29 million followers are “fake” or “inactive.” So are 70 percent of President Obama’s nearly 19 million followers.

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