July 5, 2009

"Trying to keep up w/getting truth to u, like proof there's no 'FBI scandal'..."

Aren't u following Sarah Palin on Twitter? I sure am!

Is it presidential to write "u" for "you"?

Don't you u look forward to the time when world leaders will just text each other? Frankly, I believe when that day comes, we will have world peace.




(Ultra-cute heart doodle from DeniseKerr.com.)

52 comments:

Fred4Pres said...

If she is running in 2012, I think resigning was a huge mistake.

rhhardin said...

Experience as a cheerleader in high school comes in handy!

rhhardin said...

There was a saying in the 50s that if everybody in the world was a (amateur radio) ham, there would be world peace.

There's been some deterioration in ham politeness in the last few decades, and people no longer say that.

I put it down to the increasing use of single sideband.

Everybody's polite in Morse code though.

Beth said...

I tried. It just confuses me.

Here's one from "5 hours ago" according to twitter:

"Critics are spinning, so hang in there as they feed false info on the right decision made as I enter last yr in office to not run again...."

It wasn't the last year, it was the last year and a half (17 months" and she didn't decide "to not run again," she resigned this term.

Spinning seems to be going on all over the place.

rhhardin said...

As Allahpundit aptly noted, Krauthammer’s statement that “You cannot sustain a campaign of platitudes and clich├ęs over a year and a half if you’re running for the presidency” is so powerfully contradicted by recent history as to be surreal

There's a good pro-Palin analysis at Hot Air.

It's like Goldberg's a little, except with more hope for cliches owing to a different framing.

NKVD said...

The lack of bilateral symmetry is odd. The doodle is not good, either.

Zachary Paul Sire said...

The level of sheer idiocy that this woman exhibits never ceases to amaze me. Yes, by all means, go on Twitter and tell the internet that you're going to sue everyone.

And, shouldn't she be changing her fucking Twitter name?

paul a'barge said...

Hah hah hah!

Oh wait.

Oops, u voted for Obama. How's that working out for u?

Theo Boehm said...
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L. E. Lee said...

Paul wrote
"
Oops, u voted for Obama. How's that working out for u?"

Honestly?
All and all, pretty darn good!

Beth said...

OMG, that sounds so unlike u, Theo!

Sy said...

I don't think Ann is implying Sarah Palin is stupid because she uses "u" for "you" on Twitter. Ann knows it's a common practice when texting. She was just asking if its presidential. Big difference.

Ann Althouse said...

It's working out so much worse that the rainbow unicorn imaginary world in which John McCain is Prez.

Sy said...

I also might add that if a person is using "you" when texting, that person is a texting neophyte.

oldirishpig said...

"Ann Althouse said...

It's working out so much worse that the rainbow unicorn imaginary world in which John McCain is Prez.

7/5/09 4:08 PM"

John McCain isn't President?

Beth said...

I'm all for texting shorthand. Writing's all about audience and context. I don't bother much with copy-editing typos in blog comments and non-work emails, since I view those things as transitory, of the moment. I have fun interpreting my own and others' texts from iPhones, where the software makes some really funny substitutions, especially when you try a little shorthand. For example, if I hit a wrong letter entering my name, the iPhone defaults Beth to Bent. I like that. It's funny.

Anyway, did Althouse really mean for us to care about whether U for you is presidential, or is she meta-commenting on all the "she's not presidential" comments about Palin?

Sy said...

"The level of sheer idiocy that this woman exhibits never ceases to amaze me. Yes, by all means, go on Twitter and tell the internet that you're going to sue everyone.

And, shouldn't she be changing her fucking Twitter name?
"

If you are going to call someone stupid, please check your facts first before sprouting your mouth.

She won't step down until July the 26th. So technically, SHE IS STILL THE GOVERNOR OF ALASKA.

Penny said...

"If she is running in 2012, I think resigning was a huge mistake."

It doesn't make one bit of difference if Palin is running or not. She has her fan base, and with them, she can begin to shape the political dialogue within the Republican Party along with Limbaugh, Gingrich, Cheney, Rove and just about anyone else who gets some airtime.

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Ann Althouse said...

I wince when someone over 40 uses u for you.

L. E. Lee said...

Unless that someone over 40 is Prince.

madawaskan said...

I wince when someone over forty...


Can we talk socks?

Synova said...

I'd like to go on record to say that demanding that someone be sorry for their vote is a stupid argument to make. Trying to force someone to publicly admit to being sorry for voting for Obama is stupid.

Firstly, can we please not pretend that any of us *liked* McCain? We might have thought he'd be less-bad than Obama but did anyone think he'd be any more than marginally less-bad that Obama?

Please!

I suppose that if Sarah were VP she wouldn't be implying that increased violence would drive us from Iraq. I trust that McCain wouldn't be so dangerously stupid about Honduras. But McCain might have done similar dumb things to the ROE in Afghanistan, even if he'd display a stronger sense of resolve in Iraq. There is no possible reason to think McCain'd be better on the economy than either Bush or Obama have been.

Being very clear that Obama has made some serious mistakes and seems to be planning to make more does *not* mean that McCain would have been a fabulous choice.

NKVD said...

All O voters are still correct - O can spend trillions we don't have, pass the largest tax increase ever, run up depression era unemployment, trash our allies, support despots, and as always, McCain would have been worse.

Can't wait for the DMV to run my hospital.

Chip Ahoy said...

Speaking of careless spelling, today a special properly educated someone emailed asking about Hungarian high altitude flower. Flower. Ha ha ha ha. The Times crosswords regularly use the word flower to misdirect clues for rivers. Flow-er. Thus Danube and Tisza, Rava, Drava and the like can be legitimately clued as "Hungarian flower."

Chip Ahoy said...

Theo, euphoric platitudes in a resonant voice from a teleprompter.

Let's not omit "with hissing whistling sibilant consonants."

Dust Bunny Queen said...
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Dust Bunny Queen said...

Given how many Twitter fakeries there have been.....how do you know your are "really" following Sarah Palin?

Maybe you are following some one pretending to be Palin.

You know what they say in Alaska? If you aren't the lead dog you always have the same view.

Lyle said...

Anyone think she has a chance at winning a libel suit as a public official?

Can she prove "actual malice"?

rcocean said...

Like all my liberals friends and me we get together and chat and sutff, and talk about politics and how dreamy Obama is and how cool he it is to have a cool black guy as President. But, like we just hate that Sarah palin, she's like sooo stupid. Like, y'know she uses a "u" for "you" - OMG that's just so lame. Obama would Never do that.. cause he's just so smart and stuff.

traditionalguy said...

Lyle... winning a lawsuit is not the goal as much as showing now a willingness to fight duels with the scumbag liers, now that the State of Alaska cannot be to be used against her. That frees her to act Presidential instead of having to reenact a defendant in a kangaroo court every Tuesday and Thursday until Obama's Gang runs out of money for Cash Bribes Chicago Style.

Zachary Paul Sire said...

pass the largest tax increase ever...



I dare you to prove that Obama passed the "largest tax increase ever"...can you?

Meanwhile, payroll taxes have been cut for almost every working American. My checks are a little bigger and I'm saving up for some new furniture. Thank you.

JAL said...

Anyone wonder what (and who) Obama texts on his BlackBerry? Does he use "u"?

Oh. Forgot. His BlackBerry is special.

He is special.

And Beth you can shut off predictive text. Life is too short for me to ruminate, much less try to make it fun interpeting my and others' texts.

Misinterpreted texts make for difficult relationships.

Transitorily yours,
J

JAL said...

If crap and trade passes you're going to long for these days ZPS.

Your paycheck maybe bigger, but your other bills will eat it up without a whimper.

Beth said...

JAL, thanks - yes, I know it can be shut off. Perhaps you missed the part where I said I enjoy it. It's like found poetry.

Beth said...

Oh, perhaps you're right about the relationships. My sweetie enjoys funny word snafus as much as I do, but I suppose there could be others who don't. I'll try not to text them.

peter hoh said...

I don't care if it's texting or twittering, if someone who wishes to be viewed as an adult uses "u" for "you," he or she will end up looking something like this poor woman.

theobromophile said...


And, shouldn't she be changing her fucking Twitter name?


Sorry, Zachary Paul Sire: former Governors retain the title; only former Presidents give it up. Thus, the recently departed Chief Executive is Gov. Bush.

At least, that's what Miss Manners would have us believe; I'll go with her before the opinion someone suffering from a severe case of PDS.

theobromophile said...

Lyle... winning a lawsuit is not the goal as much as showing now a willingness to fight duels with the scumbag liers, now that the State of Alaska cannot be to be used against her.

Or, to put it another way, it provides an actual disincentive for people to lie about her, rather than the current unchecked free-for-all of Palin-bashing.

Gov. Palin has reversed roles: rather than being the one to spend her time and money defending frivolous lawsuits, she can now file them herself and make other people defend themselves in a court of law. Only difference is that her claims to defamation, even being a public figure, actually have merit.

Jason said...

Yep.

Since some of them essentially accuse her of having committed a felony, or of being under investigation for a felony by the FBI, her critics have walked themselves into having committed defamation per se.

Since Palin can easily prove them wrong (the FBI is on record as saying she is not under investigation for any such thing), things get quite a bit hairier for her critics.

Yes, she's a public figure, so she has a high burden. But that burden is not impossible.

But Bristol's not a public figure. Todd's not a public figure.

I'd love to see some of these asses be thrown on the defense.

Theo Boehm said...
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scinfinity said...

Meanwhile, payroll taxes have been cut for almost every working American. My checks are a little bigger and I'm saving up for some new furniture. Thank you.

Hint: Tax credits aren't cuts. They're welfare.

And Obama wants to end Bush's cuts in 2010. That, of course, is a tax hike.

scinfinity said...

Meanwhile, payroll taxes have been cut for almost every working American. My checks are a little bigger and I'm saving up for some new furniture. Thank you.

Hint: Tax credits aren't cuts. They're welfare.

And Obama wants to end Bush's cuts in 2010. That, of course, is a tax hike.

bearbee said...

Sorry, Zachary Paul Sire: former Governors retain the title; only former Presidents give it up. Thus, the recently departed Chief Executive is Gov. Bush.

Interesting.

Seems to me I've heard Clinton being personally addressed, or referred to, as President Clinton and never as Governor Clinton.

Located some transcript to confirm that I wasn't dreaming.

NewsHour.

CNN.

Time.

FOX

Paul Zrimsek said...
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Paul Zrimsek said...

Nothing compares 2 u no m@er how u spell.

PatCA said...

I'm sorta kinda not interested in her saga any more. If she comes out as an energy leader, or something concrete, I sure will listen. But this is just a time waster.

theobromophile said...

Seems to me I've heard Clinton being personally addressed, or referred to, as President Clinton and never as Governor Clinton.

Yes, you have heard it; that does not mean that it is correct as a matter of etiquette. I'm sure you've also gotten wedding invitations with information about the bridal registry inside, but that's also incredibly tacky.

paul a'barge said...

Beth: ...Oh, perhaps you're right about the relationships. My sweetie enjoys funny word snafus as much as I do...

Blow up dolls usually enjoy whatever you want to think they enjoy.

peter hoh said...

Paul, is that the voice of experience?

Beth said...

What the fuck, paul?