Sorry – got tired of “Moscow Mitch”.
I wasn’t going to post this week, but this was too good to pass up :
Mitch McConnell Suspended From Twitter
foxnews.com ^ | August 7, 2019
Posted on 8/7/2019, 10:35:01 PM by Helicondelta
Twitter locked accounts belonging to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s and several prominent conservatives Monday, after they posted videos of left-wing protesters gathered outside McConnell’s Kentucky home — with one demonstrator calling for someone to stab McConnell “in the heart” and for McConnell to break his “raggedy” neck.
The episode prompted the McConnell campaign, known as “Team Mitch,” to slam Twitter for political bias, saying the social media platform had effectively blamed the victim.
Meanwhile, observers noted, Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro remains active on Twitter, even after he posted the names of San Antonio residents who donated to Trump.
“This morning, Twitter locked our account for posting the video of real-world, violent threats made against Mitch McConnell,” McConnell campaign manager Kevin Golden said in a statement. “This is the problem with the speech police in America today.”
McConnell, 77, has been resting at home since tripping on his patio fracturing his shoulder on Sunday — and the Team Mitch account posted images showing him at his residence.
In the wake of this weekend’s deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, the hashtag “Massacre Mitch” trended on Twitter — and some activists took their case to McConnell’s residence.
To: EinNYCI don’t do Twitter, but it seems there could be a conservative-run alternative to Twitter. Why hasn’t some conservative group been working on this? Why is Twitter being allowed to control and humiliate conservative members?
Why isn’t there one total conservative TV station owned or funded by rich conservatives?
To: Mr. JeevesFor now. I guarantee they are going to ban him for his “racism” before the campaign gets going next year.
When it comes to Trump, they are in a pickle. If they deplatform him, his campaign will start an alternative to Twitter and every last one of his millions of followers will auto-deplatform and join the new-start.
Trump University? (I hear that one’s available)
Doing that would be the beginning of the end of monopoly social media. Hopefully, they’re stupid enough to do it.
I’m not a troll but have an honest question. What is the difference between Free Republic banning trolls and Twitter de-platforming Mitch McConnell? Can someone explain in legal terms why one is okay and one is not?
Meet the man who created the fake presidential seal — a former Republican fed up with Trump Washington Post ^ | July 25, 2019 | Reis Thebault and Michael Brice-Saddler Posted on 7/25/2019, 7:57:08 PM by Innovative
Charles Leazott hadn’t thought about the seal in months.
The 46-year-old graphic designer threw it together after the 2016 presidential election — it was one part joke, one part catharsis. He used to be a proud Republican. He voted for George W. Bush. Twice.
But Donald J. Trump’s GOP was no longer his party. So he created a mock presidential seal to prove his point.
He substituted the arrows in the eagle’s claw for a set of golf clubs — a nod to the new president’s favorite pastime. In the other set of talons, he swapped the olive branch for a wad of cash and replaced the United States’ Latin motto with a Spanish insult. Then, his coup de grace: a two-headed imperial bird lifted straight from the Russian coat of arms, an homage to the president’s checkered history with the adversarial country.
“He used to be a proud Republican. He voted for George W. Bush. Twice. “
Oh yes, and don’t many of us here remember during the GWB years about people who voted for Ike or Nixon or Ford or even Reagan but thought that GWB was an idiot and that the Republican part of that time was no longer their Republican party.