In this post I’ll be reblogging some retweets from the past month broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events such as the upcoming general election, Obama economics, and Romney’s Amercia. Follow the conversation at xwoop and lolprez.
I wonder if President Obama will drone someone for me if I give a campaign donation. It would be a better prize than dinner with Clooney.
Some call it Flip Flop, Obama calls it Evolution.
Obama’s New Campaign Promise: Capital punishment by lethal droning.
Obama wasn’t born in Hawaii or Kenya, he was born in Ferenginar.
When a Nobel Peace Price winner drones children, clearly there is something wrong with our concept of peace.
Is President Obama in the White House closet?
President Obama comes out of the closet… about how he feels about gays. #vote #gay
Prior to being President, Obama created zero jobs and zero economic value. And it’s debatable what he’s done since becoming president.
The American dream used to be making it as a self made man, today the American dream according to Obama is just getting by.
Since Obama took office, the number of Americans that have renounced their US citizenship has increased by more than 7 times.
Instead of raffling a $40k/plate dinner at George Clooney’s house President Obama should have raffled a job paying at least that much a year.
The second easiest thing Obama has done is order the death of Osama. The easiest thing he has done is take all the credit.
In this election, Obama will get more Facebook likes than votes.
@BarackObama doesn’t realize we are still in a recession. When Obama took office he blamed Bush, now he blames Romney. #obamanomics
Obama never ran a business, had to manage a balance sheet, or created a new job. Obama’s economics is based on debt. #obamanomics
@BarackObama do you have a bumper sticker for a heterosexual weed smoking 2nd amendment toting gold standard big pimping America fuck-yeah individual?
I’m starting to believe that the Obama campaign has no concept of how jobs work. These guys seem like they’ve never worked a day.
Obama is charging $40k a plate to have dinner with him and George Clooney, do you think he cares what you are having for dinner? #elite
Operation Fast and Furious is the Leave No Drug Cartel Behind program.
The reason why the government wants to try you with a jury of your peers is that they government thinks that you and your peers are stupid.
The whole of the US government is a giant web of conspiracies.
One Nation Under Drones
NYPD’s stop-and-frisk based on “reasonable suspicion” go against the 4th amendments’ unreasonable searches and seizures.
I am not afraid of some thief holding me up, but of the police patting me down.
You used to be innocent until proven guilty, now you are guilty if reasonable suspicious.
If the government was a publicly traded company, it would be shutdown.
The US is foiling its own terror plots.
Mitt Romney’s dad was born in Mexico… Which means that Mitt can and may have a Mexican passport and is of Mexican decent.
Under a @MittRomney presidency his own dad, who was born in Mexico, would not had been able to emigrate here.
In fact, I think that @MittRomney is an anchor baby. We should double check his birth certificate.
Next to the oldest profession is politician.
The reason why presidential candidates reach out to the youth vote is that the youth have few memories of past campaign promises.
Follow the kickbacks.
What state is Senator Lieberman from? Connecticut or Israel?
Cash is king and it gets presidents elected.
Banks are playing bailout musical chairs.
People may not understand the meaning of mortgage… It is French for “death contract.”
If there is such a thing as peak oil then there is going to be peak civilization.
One nation under austerity.
To big too fail never stopped anybody from failing… The bigger they are the harder they fall.
When financial groups run and manage health insurance companies and hospitals we are all screwed.
There are more lawyers and financial analysts making health coverage decisions than doctors and nurses.
Wall Street bankers are not too big to fail, they make errors and fail all the time. The American people are too docile to do anything about it.
All of the world’s oil belongs to us, and as such we are willing pay for it but it nevertheless belongs to us.
Greed is a weapon of mass destruction.
Private prison system is the beginning of modern and legalized slave trade.
Capitalism did not win out communism, greed did.
The Real Buffett Rule: I trust Warren Buffett to know his best to spend his money more than I trust Obama to spend mine.
Where’s the beef, where’s the jobs. It’s the economy, stupid. Read my lips, no more naked body scanners.
I have some neighbors that have like six cars… The DMV should charge a incremental percent for each additional car in a household.
Does CNN stand for Celebrity No News?!
The free press has been co-opted.
The whole idea of a free speech zone violates, rapes, and leaves for dead the unalienable and universal human right of free speech.
We are all brainwashed, it’s called the education system.
Remember how the media keep reporting that everyone was going to die because of the swine flu. That was classic.
99% = We The People
We will not be serving continental breakfast or providing free wi-fi at the revolution.
If we’re at peak oil does that mean we’ve also reached peak civilization?
Big money always trumps good science.
US Syria Plan: Observer -> Peace Keeper -> Consultant -> No Fly Zone -> Marines -> Soldiers -> Mercenaries -> Oil Company Men -> Oil Workers
There will be more police than athletes at the London 2012 Olympics.
One Nation Under War: we have a war on terror, war on the rich, war on drugs, war on pacifists, war on women, …
Oil is not infinite, and the only way to get American interventionists out of a country is for that country to not have any oil left.
Oil is great!
All your oil belongs to us.
Was Dear John written by the War Department?
There are no such things as a random bullet.
If NASA would have found oil instead of water in Mars we would already had colonized it.
Gay marriage is like a Boca Burger.
Hipsters are the swinger vote.
The Zoloft Defense: Assault someone under the influence of Zoloft and you may get out of jail free.
The Secret: Positive thinking and a AK-47 can change the world.
A lot of human morality is based on jealousy.
The Bachelorette should be renamed to The Douchebags.
Apparently there is no such thing as a dumb question or a dumb tweet.
Inside every dream wedding is a nightmare divorce.
What is the short abbreviated name for the Comedy Awards? The Commies?
There is no ideology only ego.
There is nothing royal about the royal family.
In Da Future
In the future, there will be little difference between a known journalist and known terrorist.
In the future, you’ll pay taxes at the local, state, federal, and united nations level.
In the future, there will be a vaccine to cure you of your humanity.
In the future, the White House counsel will declare the Supreme Court unconstitutional.
The national food in #Amercia must be the #potatoe.
Romney thinks we live in #Amercia and Obama thinks Westminster Abbey is in a time bubble in 2008.
I think Romney will win the presidency in #Amercia.
Romney doesn’t only misspell #Amercia but also his own name to #Rmoney.
Romney app didn’t misspell America… He was sending code indicating who really runs AmerCIA.
I like reflective articles about people wishing they knew back when what they just learned now. There is a lot to learn from these articles no matter when you read them. Here is a collection of articles that follow that pattern of providing advice to a younger version of the author.
Here I am reblogging some retweets for the past month that broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events that occurred in December 2010. If you like to follow along, befriend xwoop and lolprez and I’ll be sure to follow back.
Bailouts, tax cuts, and deficits.
You don’t need a wikileak to know that the coordinated attack on wikileaks is by a covert government agency.
Do you think there is an office pool in some CIA break room to see when Julian Assagne will be neutralized?
The US has a policy to not negotiate with terrorists, but it is also known to fund and train them.
Since US forces can’t find Osama in Afghanistan, the TSA is searching in American travelers’ underpants.
We are enslaved in the name of freedom.
It’s not a free country, it’s a credit country.
Lady Liberty is a crack whore for oil.
I don’t want something that needs to be approved by a regulatory body in my body.
Constitutional monarchies are largely ceremonial, so is the constitution.
Some people in the current administration want to replace freedom with feardom.
for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take… OUR FEARDOM!
Don’t Ask, Don’t Read The Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Act of 2010.
Whenever someone says that they are backed by “irrefutable facts” they are making it up.
Whenever someone says that they have the smoking gun, ask for the smoking gunman.
There is a three party system in American, the Republicans, the Democrats, and Annonymous.
No one respects your political views, not even those you vote for.
One dollar, one vote.
We the sheeple.
Once elected, they ain’t effective.
Hope don’t float.
If they outright lie while campaigning what don’t you think they lie about once elected?
Designed by Apple in California. Manufactured by Foxxcon in China.
More money more bills.
Some kids play baseball, other kids make the baseballs for $2/day.
Saying a corporation is too big to fail is like saying you are too big to eat.
The capitalism trumps innovation.
Martin Luther King JR’s estate charges academic authors $50 for each sentence of the “I Have a Dream” speech that they reprint.
“Sensory trademarks” include a duck quacking (AFLAC), a lion roaring (MGM), yodelling (Yahoo!), giggling (Pillsbury).
91 pending trademarks bear Donald Trump’s name, including “Donald J. Trump the Fragrance” and “Trump’s Golden Lager.”
Micro lenders only leads to micro loan sharks.
NPR: National Propaganda Radio @NPR
Nationalism needs an enemy.
If you are listening to this you are the resistance.
Noticed that http://OFA.BO/ resolves to @BarackObama’s campaign website. BO is the TLD for Bolivia. What happened, Barack.ly wasn’t free?
Are news networks embedded in the military or the military embedded in the news network?
Censorship is only bad when it’s done by another country, it’s good for the homeland when it’s done by your country.
Suspicious Activities Report is the new world order witch hunt.
There is a lot of chedder in the intel for terror arrests in xmas by interstate corporate sponsored eggtremists.
Notice how ‘terror arrests’ sounds a lot like ‘terrorists.’
What ever happened to all that talk about Global Warming? It’s so cold that all of NY and parts of hell have frozen over.
There are conspiracy theorists, and there are conspiracy engineers.
Is the Internet half empty or half full?
Inception is a movie about implanting an idea someone’s mind through their dreams, what idea was implanted while watching the movie?
Is good the enemy of great?
If the Swiss army knife has all those blades, how does the Swiss army thank look like?
Whatever happened to Brownie the brown nose reindeer?
Which is better, a Star Wars or Lord of the Ring movie marathon?
What is your soundtrack to 2010?
When everyone thinks differently at the same time, is it really that different?
If you could invent a new holiday what would it be?
Which is worst a flake or a fake?
Why so serious?
What is your favorite Christmas movie?
Can you fake authenticity?
Is it racist to have a white sale on black Friday?
The world is the world’s greatest theme park, go out for a ride.
It’s been raining for a week now that everything is soaking wet. I think I need to go to work in a wet suit.
There is a reason why the term committed is both used to describe a long term relationship and your state in a insane asylum.
People will always have an opinion even when they don’t have a thought.
Life is not like a box of chocolate, it’s more like a can of worms.
Natural endorphin is a natural gateway drug.
My experience and background is broad and multi-trans-dimensional.
I’m the CEO of my blog.
People make me laugh. people + lol = peoplol.
I have a mind altering migraine in the membrane.
Embarrass always ends with an ASS.
Let a thousand tweets retweet.
They see me tweetin, they hatin.
The future was here.
Three Little Words: I don’t care!
Let my people dance!
Novelty is not long lasting.
Having an out of body OMG moment.
I CAN HAZ ZZZZZzzzzz….
Space is so random.
I love how my hair is styled when I wake up.
Sex is the new love.
Love is not the cure, it is the disease.
There is no ease in dying from a disease.
Effort > Excuses
Happily ever now!
Happily ever after is a lie.
Love is straight.
OH: A little hazard pay never hurt anybody.
OH: my fingers are getting in the way of my typing.
OH: That’s a hype thing to do.
OH: xmas wrapping paper is so expensive, that is your xmas present.
OH: You are so messy you are a mess.
OH: All I did was open it and it turned on by itself.
Million Dollar Idea: Fortune cookies with ads and coupons instead of pseudo eastern philosophy.
Million Dollar Idea: ads on the side of metal detectors, such as stores, airports, etc.
Million dollar idea: caffeinated stem cells’ juice.
Million dollar idea of the day: BBQ tofu!
Million Dollar Idea: Bacon Juice
I can’t wait until e-ink can be used in clothes. Can you imagine your t-shirt design changing based on emotional state?
I’mma paint the curve in front my house red. I don’t know why my neighbors always parking their jalopy in front my house.
In Da Future
In the future, cartoons will deemed pornographic because cartoon character don’t have pants and are often naked.
In the future, the FBI will tap your Facebook wall, Foursquare check-ins, Twitter status updates, and Yelp reviews without a search warrant.
In the future, a realist will be called a cynic.
In the future, all electronic devices will have a secret root user and root kit pre-installed.
Users naturally get upset when someone pulls a bait and switch wool over their eyes and put in place a subscription model on what used to be free content. Building a community and building a business around a community are not the same thing. This is especially true when a community organically develops around a previously free model. People invest their time and energy around the community but as soon as a pay wall goes up the social contract gets replace with a bottom line. I understand that people need to make money, we don’t like in communist Russia, but lets not forget that communist China is the fastest growing economy.
Andrew Warner, the founder of the startup and entrepreneurship focused site Mixergy, changed his site so that content older than a week is only available to paid subscribers. There is nothing wrong with making a buck, and I am sure he will do okay, but by making a quick buck we actually short our users. Funny enough, Andrew has interviewed dozens of successful entrepreneurs that have made a successful business by providing free content to build a platform to spring board their business.
Leo Laporte has built a podcasting empire with shows like This Week in Tech, MacBreak Weekly, Security Now, FLOSS Weekly and many more. Leo podcasts are ad supported and he spent a lot of time in making sure the ads are relevant to his audience. Another example and another entrepreneur whom Andrew has interviewed is Gary Vaynerchuk. Gary started out by making video reviews of wines for his blog. The video reviews where free but they where also presented and sponsored by his real business Wine Library. Gary has now moved on to write a book Crush It! A similar story can be told of Seth Godin. Seth writes freely available essays on his blog and writes a large number of books based on his writing. Seth has also “spun off” several online business. It is important to make the mental distinction that the free blog, podcast, essays are distinct from the paid service, product, or business. You don’t monetize your community by slapping a price tag on them.
Newsday recently learned by putting up a pay wall to your content does not lead to immediate success. Newsday is a half a billion dollar business and recently made the move to make their content online accessible to paid subscribers for a $5/week subscription. It is reported that after three months Newsday was able to sign up a mere 35 subscribers. I know Andrew will fair better than Newsday, there are a lot of passionate startup founders and entrepreneurs, but the complete and utter failure of Newsday is worth nothing. Subscription model to web content is not an original idea. It is not a purple cow, it will not help you get viral, it introduces money to the equation and money has a different expectation.
Tumblr is a one of those micro-blogging social sites, not to unfamiliar to Twitter or the current incarnation of Facebook. What I find unique about Tumblr is the community of artist that gravitate around the site. Here are my top fab five tumblrs for the month of September, 2009!!!