June 10, 2016

When did "Delete your account" become a cute, hip thing to say to somebody on Twitter?

I don't know, but I read a whole article in the NYT that looked into the "Delete your account" trend (after Hillary Clinton used it on Donald Trump).

Presumably, the flat but supposedly snappy "Delete your account" response is a way to respond to a tweet that is so bad that person who published it is best advised to quit using Twitter forever. What Trump tweet — of his 30+ thousand tweets — was selected by Hillary['s people] as a platform for demonstrating her awareness of what the kids are saying these days? It was: "Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants four more years of Obama—but nobody else does!"

And why did the NYT choose to write an article about "Delete your account"? Is the phrase that amusing — a Twitter-specific shut up (or fuck you)? Trump's tweet is original and humorous, and Clinton's go-to-hell response was not just a stock phrase — if perhaps a stock phrase NYT readers didn't know yet — it made her seem like what she and Elizabeth Warren are intent upon getting us to think Donald Trump is: thin-skinned.

And Trump's response to her "Delete your account" was also original and funny, and it contained 2 pointed observations that should have made her wish she [her people] had never said that: "How long did it take your staff of 823 people to think that up--and where are your 33,000 emails that you deleted?" Did no one pause to ask: Is "delete" a good word for me or are there some associations with "delete" that could be thrown back at me? Apparently not.

Anyway, The New York Times informs us that "Delete your account" "has a long history as a dismissive rejoinder, especially on Twitter," but it doesn't tell us how long, where it started, or any other details of its history, like what kind of people tend to say it, when they've been saying it, and if the history is so long that some people — the coolest people? — regard it as stale and groan-worthy. And what about the whole history of old people adopting the slang of the young and how that tends not to be too well received?

Instead, the Times gives us:
Mrs. Clinton’s missive, likely written and sent by her campaign staff, quickly became one of the most widely shared tweets of the 2016 campaign. It was precisely the kind of tweet that political junkies, and anyone else checking Twitter for a midday distraction, thirsts for in the middle of the afternoon when they’d prefer to think about something other than work.
Precisely what we're thirsting for? It's so embarrassingly obvious that the NYT wants to boost Hillary that I could end this post with whatever would be the closing-down-a-newspaper equivalent of "Delete your account" — Fold your newspaper — but I need The New York Times. What would I talk about without The New York Times? And, in fact, I have something completely else that I want to say about this article.

The text is entirely about the "Delete your account" tweet, but at the top of it is an embedded video titled "Clinton Revels in Obama's Endorsement" in which we hear Clinton accepting Obama's endorsement with an astounding lack of enthusiasm. Listen to this:



"It is, uh, absolutely a joy and an honor..." She doesn't sound the slightest bit joyful. There's no revelry. It sounds like a struggle to say something appropriate.

Ah, but let's not look too closely at that. Let's talk about how she [her people] got off that "Delete your account" response to Trump.

107 comments:

tim in vermont said...

"Delete your account, that's what I would do!"

MayBee said...

It's hilarious to me that we are supposed to believe Hillary, who had to email her staff to find out what channel and time "The Good Wife" is on, would know internet slang like that.

MayBee said...

Both Hillary and Obama sound scripted and robotic when talking about his endorsement of her. Such a weird dance.

Tommy Duncan said...

"How long did it take your staff of 823 people to think that up--and where are your 33,000 emails that you deleted?"

My initial response to Hillary's Tweet was "Did you think of that all by yourself or did your staff conduct a focus group?"

damikesc said...

Twitter is lame. Anybody who thinks Twitter is important is an imbecile who should be slapped vigorously.

And Trump's response to her "Delete your account" was also original and funny, and it contained 2 pointed observations that should have made her wish she [her people] had never said that: "How long did it take your staff of 823 people to think that up--and where are your 33,000 emails that you deleted?" Did no one pause to ask: Is "delete" a good word for me or are there some associations with "delete" that could be thrown back at me? Apparently not.

I've seen people wonder if Trump has enough self-reflection to be President. It seems Hillary has none. She has been so protected during her life that she believes she is bullet-proof. Hillary is the Stanford swimmer rapist --- a sociopath who recognizes that she will ALWAYS be protected, no matter what she does. Why anybody would want her to be President is baffling.

Mrs. Clinton’s missive, likely written and sent by her campaign staff, quickly became one of the most widely shared tweets of the 2016 campaign.

How many of the "shares" were from actual people? The whole "false Twitter account" issue is not unknown. Most Twitter "followers" for people with large followings tends to be bots, anyway.

I doubt you'll see much reportage of Trump or Priebus' response to her.


But, keep it in mind: Twitter is bleeding money and its stock is in the toilet. Usage is plummeting. It's a dying medium.

Thank God.

Ann Althouse said...

"Delete your account, that's what I would do!"

Yes, it's unbecoming for a person seeking great power to display a propensity for censorship.

tim in vermont said...

They were right to trust in the media to ignore the risibly jokeworthy aspects of the tweet.

Tommy Duncan said...

It's hilarious to me that we are supposed to believe Hillary, who had to email her staff to find out what channel and time "The Good Wife" is on, would know internet slang like that.

Do you mean the Hillary that hasn't driven a car since 1996?

damikesc said...

Do you mean the Hillary that hasn't driven a car since 1996?

I thought she meant the Hillary who was unable to use a PC for email, which made her reliant as hell on a smartphone somebody showed her how to use.

Hillary Clinton: She's your grandmother who cannot work a computer except she has the power to use nuclear weaponry.

MayBee said...

Hillary has apparently never heard of The Google. But she knows Tweeter.

tim in vermont said...

Yes, it's unbecoming for a person seeking great power to display a propensity for censorship.

You mean like making a federal case out of a movie critical of her? Naaah! You mean like promising the loved ones of the four coffined bodies at her back that she would put the filmmaker in jail who was responsible for their deaths?n Then carrying through? Naah! You mean like publicly proclaiming that the "problem with the internet is that there are no gatekeepers"?

Why the Democrat billionaires decided that she was the best they could do is beyond me. Had anybody run against her of substance, they would be coasting to the presidency right now. But the powers that be cleared the field for Hillary. This is the Hill on which they will die. Unbelievable.

Mary Beth said...

Hillary has people who do social media and people who understand politics. Unfortunately for her, these two groups don't overlap.

amielalune said...


The thing that stands out to me is that if that's considered a snappy comeback by the kids today, they are in much sadder shape than I thought. Pathetic.

Tank said...

AA:

Precisely what we're thirsting for? It's so embarrassingly obvious that the NYT wants to boost Hillary that I could end this post with whatever would be the closing-down-a-newspaper equivalent of "Delete your account" — Fold your newspaper — but I need The New York Times. What would I talk about without The New York Times?

Really, you and Steve Sailer both. Sometimes Sailer just prints a NYT article as its own satire on itself. And it works (at least for his regular readers).

MayBee said...

Andy Samberg's digital short reminds me of Hillary.

damikesc said...

The thing that stands out to me is that if that's considered a snappy comeback by the kids today, they are in much sadder shape than I thought. Pathetic.

It must be one of those "sick burns" I've read so much about.

MayBee said...

The caption under that still of Hillary should say, "Hello, fellow hip people"

ndspinelli said...

Twitter is the big winner in this election cycle.

MayBee said...

Let's remember at this point in the 2008 cycle, Bill Clinton was a terrible racist.

ndspinelli said...

You mean, "Hello, fellow WIDE hip people."

ndspinelli said...

Maybee did not get the memo. Liberals cannot be racist.

Guildofcannonballs said...

"Twitter is lame. Anybody who thinks Twitter is important is an imbecile who should be slapped vigorously."

Wonder why Trump, Don Willet, and Iowahawk like it so much? Can you be more specific in why your taste is so far superior to theirs they should be beaten? It's not like not liking Cheezy Poofs after all, the definition of lame.

Bob Boyd said...

What's thin is Hillary's story about deleting her emails.

Nonapod said...

It's pretty pathetic and laughable that anyone would honestly considered that stock response a sick burn. It's essentially the blandest, least crude way you can say "F%$# Off!" in the Twitter universe. And it's pretty comical that that was evidently the best her vast army of surrogates could come up with. And the NYT is equally comical, sad, and pathetic for writing about it at all, let alone trying to frame it as some sort of awesome rejoinder.

tola'at sfarim said...

It stopped being hip once hillary co-opted it

virgil xenophon said...

My whole sad commentary on all of this is the overwhelming evidence that America collectively peaked intellectually in 1963 in terms of the public storehouse of knowledge (the year avg SAT scores peaked--and which have been in free-fall ever since despite the best efforts of the academic lefts' attempts to periodically artificially "rebalance" them to avoid complete embarrassment) and the Republic is all too obviously suffering the consequences..

pm317 said...

in which we hear Clinton accepting Obama's endorsement with an astounding lack of enthusiasm.

Duh, because it is 8 years too late, silly. And she knows he would have not done it if he could get away with it.

Tank said...

virgil xenophon said...

My whole sad commentary on all of this is the overwhelming evidence that America collectively peaked intellectually in 1963...


Any significant legislation around that time (mid 60's)?

damikesc said...

Wonder why Trump, Don Willet, and Iowahawk like it so much? Can you be more specific in why your taste is so far superior to theirs they should be beaten? It's not like not liking Cheezy Poofs after all, the definition of lame.

You can easily look at statistics on the lack of any impact of Twitter on anything. "Trending" has zero relevance on ratings for TV, ticket sales for events, etc. It is an utterly irrelevant metric. Nobody takes it seriously, especially after the massive number of fake followers became public.

Paco Wové said...

"Delete your account"

"...or we'll get the government to delete it for you!"

David Begley said...

Fold your newspaper!

The blogs have destroyed your business.

If it wasn't for linked traffic via blogs like Althouse, the NYT would have no clicks outside of NYC.

Saint Croix said...

"My esteem for him just kept growing, and it means the world to me to know that he has my back."

Please don't prosecute me, Obama!

Do not rain fire on me from the skies, like you do to those people in the third world!

Stop leaking my shit to the world!

I bow down before the almighty Barack Hussein Obama!

Scott M said...

Two words: blood and feud.

readering said...

Looks like the
Clinton strategy worked 2 ways. Creates lots of buzz with her twitter followers and using one of her 823 staffers keeps Republican nominee for president personally distracted from preparing his campaign.

Hagar said...

How can anythinh ave a long history on Twitter"?

mezzrow said...

"...I need The New York Times. What would I talk about without The New York Times?"

Some might say you buried the lede in this post, Professor. How many Trump voters need the New York Times? Think about that.

Who is more ready for the future, someone who needs the NYT on a daily basis, or someone who does not. How are Bethlehem Steel and the Pennsylvania Railroad doing these days?

pm317 said...

Saint Croix, you may want to read this:

The Wall Street Journal did an excellent write up of the issues that were being looked at by the FBI. It seems that the focus was never on Clinton's actual server and rather, the focus was on a series of emails from American diplomats in Pakistan.

lawyerdad said...

You're overthinking a meme, professor. So uncool.

http://fusion.net/story/282905/delete-your-account-meme-best-tweets/

Next, can we have a 10-paragraph post complaining about "Damn, Daniel"?

Bob Boyd said...

I was on the fence, torn, Hillary or Trump? Hillary or Trump? But that tweet! So modern! Anyone who can back-tweet like that....as far as I'm concerned, the woman just earned her place as leader of the free world.

I'm ready for Hillary!

Lauderdale Vet said...

It says right in her Twitter profile "Tweets from Hillary signed –H"

The tweet was unsigned, so there shouldn't be any speculation about it not being her.

...unless you think Hillary is a liar.

Mary Beth said...

I kind of liked her tweet that Trump isn't president (yet).

MadisonMan said...

I was mystified at the 'Delete your Account' tweet. I guess the NYTimes explanation makes sense, but it did immediately bring to my mind deleted emails.

tim in vermont said...

Trump, as usual, was unavoidable for comment.

...OK, I stole that.

Gahrie said...
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Gusty Winds said...

I know you are, but what am I?

Gahrie said...

Presumably, the flat but supposedly snappy "Delete your account" response is a way to respond to a tweet that is so bad that person who published it is best advised to quit using Twitter forever

...and of course has nothing to do with the Left's persistent and protracted efforts to silence their opposition.

AJ Lynch said...

I am on Twitter but I had never seen nor heard "Delete your account" before. I think the NYT may be just making shit up as usual.

Big Mike said...

but I need The New York Times.

No you don't!

What would I talk about without The New York Times?

Well, you aren't talking; you're writing. The photography you post is wonderful. You could try reading The Wall Street Journal and commenting. I mean, really, has the Times written anything lately that wasn't an insult to your ability to reason?

dreams said...

Apparently the best and brightest are not very witty in addition to not being very wise.

AJ Lynch said...

What Big Mike said at 8:30AM.

Suggest you link to Ace once in a while- he had a great rant the other day re only whites can be racists.

dreams said...

"I know you are, but what am I?"

Who do you think you are? I am.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Bowler+Who+Do+You+Think+You+Are&&view=detail&mid=4F81EA287B66C806D7834F81EA287B66C806D783&rvsmid=4F81EA287B66C806D7834F81EA287B66C806D783&fsscr=0&FORM=VDMCNL

coupe said...

Obama wants to turn his dead duck into something useful, so he will burn the Air Forces fuel up taking his 747 to all the states. Obviously using the Treasury will give Clinton an advantage in financing.

Even Trump can't tap into the Treasury like Obama can.

It does seem unseemly though, that this woman candidate needs a man to try and get her elected.

Why does she need a man? Is she convinced she's not woman enough for American women.

I mean, Bella Abzug would sit on a Carters head just to show how little she needed him. Ed Koch ran down the street the opposite way when she came around the corner.

Gahrie said...

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/436425/katie-couric-gun-documentary-lie

Michael McClain said...

Too often, the current Presidential campaign seems more like a middle school Student Council effort.

Carol said...

"Trending" has zero relevance on ratings for TV, ticket sales for events, etc. It is an utterly irrelevant metric.

Nobody cares about trending except morning talk shows trying to sound hip to the Youth demographic. But the pie fights among NeverTrump, Kaus, Ace, "President Trump" et al have been hilarious. Trump's own tweets are just standard self-promotion. And yeah, after all is said and done it's a very tiny but vocal minority that has little influence on vote.

So what's not to like? Where else can you get right in someone's face (or staff)and talk back to them in public?

AprilApple said...

She looks and sounds like a corrupt leftist South American dictator - propped up by a hack press and empty headed morally bankrupt semi-humans.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

"When did "Delete your account" become a cute, hip thing to say to somebody on Twitter?"

The better question is when did it stop being cute or hip, and the answer is quite some time ago.

A better meme for Hillary is definitely How do you do, fellow kids?

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Wipe your account, Trump. You know, like with a cloth.

Eric said...

The dearth of political tweets are making me thirsty.

coupe said...

I was thinking that, not only did she just hire a "man" for her campaign, She also got his "manned" 747 to fly them around.

I mean, it's not like the military is busy, what with their sitting around drinking tea in Mesopotamia...

Michael K said...

"he overwhelming evidence that America collectively peaked intellectually in 1963 in terms of the public storehouse of knowledge (the year avg SAT scores peaked--and which have been in free-fall ever since

It takes a real effort to raise an educated kid these days. The schools are weak and the ed schools have gone over to the left so hard that teaching children to read and write is almost illegal.

She looks and sounds like a corrupt leftist South American dictator

Evita. The analogy is pretty close.

damikesc said...

So what's not to like? Where else can you get right in someone's face (or staff)and talk back to them in public?

With the massive usage of blocklists on Twitter, that seldom happens, either. People frequently find themselves blocked by people they've never dealt with at any point.

Saint Croix said...

Hillary: "I am telling you, the fucking CIA wants to rain death down from the skies, and there needs to be civilian control of that shit."

Obama: "Chill, baby, it's all good."

Hillary: "It is not all good, you fucking dope fiend. I need a secure system like you have so I can exercise civilian control over the CIA because I have seen Dr. Strangelove 16 times, and that is not going to happen, not on my watch. Where the fuck are you?"

Obama: "Playing golf in Hawaii in my Mom jeans. It's all good."

Hillary: "It is not all good. It is not all good, Mr. Vacation. Innocent people might die."

Obama: "I think somebody needs a little mary jane."

Hillary: "I cannot believe I am not president. You are a fucking joke!"

Obama: "You war hawks kill me. I'm going with a draft dodger next time to head up my state department. We are the world. We are the children."

Hillary: "Die, you fucking evil hippie who is putting America's safety at risk! And who does not believe in civilian control of the goddamn military!

Four years later...

Ethical Republican: "Sir, it looks like Hillary Clinton violated some ethical rules in order to send e-mails back and forth with our diplomats in Asia for some reason."

Obama: "Yeah, she was worried about that Pakistan shit. Hey, I've lived over in Indonesia, which is pretty similar. And it's all good, you know? We are the world. We are the children."

Ethical Republican: "Yes sir. I feel it's my obligation, as a neutral party, to investigate Hillary Clinton for her breach of several laws."

Obama: "Well, keep rocking, ethical Republican. So few of you fuckers, you know what I mean? Sorry about my F bomb, I know you Republicans don't like bad language."

Ethical Republican: "Yes sir. Is it okay that I proceed with my investigation of Hillary Clinton?"

Obama: "Oh yeah. That woman could never relax."

Ethical Republican: "Sir, it looks like there were several violations of federal laws. Also, apparently we are raining death down from the skies on innocent people, a fact that I did not know because the media does not care."

Obama: "Yeah, people are so nice! You know? I screw up, you screw up, but it's all good."

Ethical Republican: "Except for the dead innocent people."

Obama: "Well, sure. Have you read the Carhart opinions? That shit is harsh. They've killed way more people than I've killed."

Ethical Republican: "Yes sir."

Obama: "I'm thinking of putting you on the Supreme Court, Ethical Republican."

Ethical Republican: "Really?"

Obama: "Well, I got to talk to some people. People get so agitated. I'm starting to think we should legalize marijuana, cool everybody's shit down. We are the world. We are the children."

Ethical Republican: "Yes sir."

Draft Dodger: "Sir, it looks like uptight Hillary, who is so much like Richard Nixon, or maybe Al Haig, it's not even funny, is now running for office. And this federal investigation might make your place in history, well, it might take you down a few notches."

Obama: "What?"

Draft Dodger: "They say you are dropping below Taft."

Obama: "What the fuck, man! That fat fucker! Holy shit! I can't believe it! My place in history! That bitch! I told her, I told her, let those CIA cowboys rain death from the skies, they are good at that shit."

Draft Dodger: "Yes sir."

Obama: "You've been raining death down from the skies, right?

Draft Dodger: "Yes sir."

Obama: "Good. Good. Shit, I need some grass. I got to relax. This shit is tense."

Draft Dodger: "Yes sir."

Obama: "My place in history is under attack. Oh man, I will not get to sleep tonight."

Rick said...

Reminds me of the reset button. Emotionally shes still a freshman - in high school.

walter said...

This is a parse feedback loop for something that only Hil shils can spin positively.
I guess the pajama boy behind it will get some extra cocoa.

Michael said...

"I have something completely else..."

Something completely else - who says that? I don't think I have ever heard that construction. You can have something else, or something completely different. Else just means "in addition," and can't be comparative. But I kind of like it...

Unknown said...

Changing the subject just a little:

In TODAY's NYT "Mitch McConnell Hints at Republicans’ Reservations With Donald Trump"
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/11/us/politics/mitch-mcconnell-donald-trump.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

It says, quote:

“He needs someone highly experienced and very knowledgeable because IT'S PRETTY OBVIOUS HE DOESN'T KNOW A LOT ABOUT THE ISSUES,” Mr. McConnell said. “You see that in the debates in which he’s participated. It’s why I have argued to him publicly and privately that he ought to use a script more often — there is nothing wrong with having prepared texts.”

On top of being a racist and bigot, the Repubs are supporting a Presidential nominee who doesn't know a lot about the issues.

You couldn't make up this stuff if you tried.

What are the odds that the Repubs are going to un-endorse Trump before or during the convention. The drums are beating louder.


Curious George said...

What's next, Bill Clinton tweeting "Trump: Hillary will hit back so hard you'll need to put some ice on it"????

walter said...

"Don't get her mad. You won't like her when she's mad."

Alan Anderson said...

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=teletubbies&FORM=HDRSC2

walter said...

Next up,,
Hipster Hil changes campaign slogan to "Do me a solid"

Michael K said...

"On top of being a racist and bigot, the Repubs are supporting a Presidential nominee who doesn't know a lot about the issues. "

Yes, Inga, he doesn't know enough about issues that are important to McConnell like new opportunities for graft that Hillary has locked up.

All he seems to know know about are those icky things that voters care about like the border and China trade agreements and political correctness and bathroom switches.

Not your issues, Inga.

Birches said...

Actually, Trump's response was too wordy for a proper comeback. Insta had the perfect one, "like you deleted your emails?" I also saw, "like with a cloth?" Which is also acceptable.

Char Char Binks said...

walter said...
Next up,,
Hipster Hil changes campaign slogan to "Do me a solid"

"Do me a solid" is her way of warning Huma what to expect in her Depends.

n.n said...

Delete. Snuff. Terminate. Kill. Abort.

Birches said...

That was funny Maybee

EMD said...

Twitter for a midday distraction, thirsts for in the middle of the afternoon when they’d prefer to think about something other than work.

O RLLY NYT.

blahh1 said...

Unknown takes McConnell's opinion seriously.

What a stooge you are. But keep it up! Racist bigot xenophobic homophobic transphobic Islamophobic!

Nobody is sick of that crap yet!

And of course, Mr. Trump will be the first president to have expert advisors. All other presidents already fully understood the military, the Internet, energy, foreign cultures, etc. Trump would be the first president who had to ask a few questions.

McConnell is trying to force Trump to Reagan himself with a stooge VP.

EMD said...

Not your issues, Inga.

I'm not sure Unknown is Inga. Unknown actually has a profile.

cubanbob said...

Unknown crows about McConnell's comments yet ignores the fact that if McConnell were to run again he would lose by virtue of his campaigning promises versus his governing actions hence the appeal of Trump. McConnell it appears would rather be Senate majority Leader under Clinton or failing to keep the Senate, Senate Minority Leader under Clinton since most likely if Trump wins he won't be Senate Majority or Minority Leader. Gotta keep the perks coming and Hillary knows how to grease. Unknown also conveniently forgets that Trump for all of his faults is vastly more knowledgeable about the world during this campaign than the jumped-up junior State Senator who became president of the United States knew during his first campaign and still today doesn't know his head from his ass.

PM317 hate to burst your bubble but absent jury nullification or a bribed jury Hillary's conviction of the public records laws could be obtained by a first year law school student.
It's the rest of the criminal activity the FBI is working on and on who else to nail and more to the point who to spare.

Mike said...

"How long did it take your staff of 823 people to think that up"

I thought that was weak from Trump, actually, considering that it too two hours for him to reply to a comment it took Clinton's staff five minutes to make.

Big Mike said...

I'll tell you one thing -- that particular pantsuit makes Hillary look like she has the can the size of an aircraft carrier.

el polacko said...

local news here in the sf bay area is positively giddy over hillary's (her staff's) "snappy comeback" while completely ignoring trump's, perhaps less "snappy" but much more devastatingly factual, response. a classic example of 'news' by omission.

Ann Althouse said...

"You're overthinking a meme, professor. So uncool. http://fusion.net/story/282905/delete-your-account-meme-best-tweets/"

I don't care about not overthinking or being cool. But I read the stuff at the link and found it all very lame. If that's the best of Delete your accout, it was never anything of value. It was clear from the NYT that the phrase was a standard retort, but I haven't seen anything of any value beyond that. It's just very dumb.

William said...

It's not often that the opinions of the hip and the respectable overlap, but they do overlap in their disapproval of Trump.......They're just gearing up. By September and October, they will be up to speed........I watch Veep on HBO. The show is very funny. The Julia Louis Dreyfus character, perhaps unintentionally, reminds one of Hillary. Her lies and machinations are farcical but definitely Hillary like. There is no Trump like character on the show. This was a hideous oversight...... The Trump candidacy came out of nowhere and was not scripted in by the writers and producers of sitcoms and movies. Not enough lead time. This will soon be rectified. You can expect endless ridicule of Trump by people whose greatest talent is offering ridicule to the masses.

walter said...

"Blogger Mike said...
"How long did it take your staff of 823 people to think that up"
I thought that was weak from Trump, actually, considering that it too two hours for him to reply to a comment it took Clinton's staff five minutes to make.
--
Really? "it too two hours for him to reply to a comment it took Clinton's staff five minutes to make."
Division of labor.
If that was the killer from Clinton camp, hate to see what didn't make the cut.
But whatever there was to it was more than undone by her vulnerability to the word "delete".
Awesome. I'm picturing pajama boy spurting cocoa across the room after Trump's response.

Unknown said...

1) it took hours for ClintonBorg to assimilate and respond with that linguistic kill shot, not 5 minutes.

2) pajama boy spurting? from which orifice?

Meeeea said...

Big Mike said...
"I'll tell you one thing -- that particular pantsuit makes Hillary look like she has the can the size of an aircraft carrier."

Yup.
And it's a $12,000 butt-ugly jacket. (Pretty sure she didn't pay that for it, maybe the designer wrote if off as a donation to the Clinton foundation.) Hell, for all we know we paid for it via SS funds under the guise of garments needed to cover body armor.

But the woman has always had a horrid sense of style. Pants always too short, showing those creepy 1" heel things she wears.

jr565 said...

"The New York Times informs us that "Delete your account" "has a long history as a dismissive rejoinder, " So Hilary is not being original but using a long used Twitter insult in a way that has been done countless times on Twitter.
But she is somehow Hip for doing so.

Big Mike said...

@Meeeea, butt-ugly -- I like that. And very appropriate considering how it makes her derriere look the size of city block.

@jr565, not "Hip." Try "Hippy," in both the sense that her jacket makes her hips look large enough to be subdivided for single family homes, and in the sense that she comes across as a spaced-out flower child.

Big Mike said...

In the style of Laslo:

Hillary: Does this jacket make my butt look fat.

Bill: That depends on the meaning of "make," Honey.

(I wrote "in the style of," not "with the talent of.")

Saint Croix said...

Hillary in that photograph is dressed like Dr. Evil.

walter said...

With the supposed youth/hipster quotient with this, I suspect Sir Spatula is transcribing Pony tail gal's reflections.

Roy Lofquist said...

You don't have to worry about that yourself. Just make a few pissy comments about one of the sacred cows and Twitter will do it for you.

William Chadwick said...

"Hillary in that photograph is dressed like Dr. Evil."

That's appropriate, no? I tried posting this comment in another entry but for some reason it didn't go through so here it is again: Has anyone noticed that Hillary, these days, seems always to have an insane-looking expression on her face? I thought it was the pro-freedom blogosphere showing an anti-Hillary bias by selecting only those photos with her Crazy Eyed Jack-o-lantern Grin face; but I've seen it in news footage where she's addressing her supporters. Is this going to be the norm for her, the way the Mussolini Chin Tilt is for Obama?

JaimeRoberto said...

The first time I heard of this long running meme was when our local paper's website took a break from its Stanford rape coverage to put Hillary's epic takedown in its breaking news section. No bias there.

William Chadwick said...

Re my comment above, just on a whim I did a Yahoo search on "Crazy Hillary Face" and "Hillary Insane Face," and Yahoo images came up with a collection of photos of Queen Cacklepants looking bat-guano crazy. As Count Floyd used to say, "ooooh, was that scary, boys and girls!" Try it yourself if you want images to scare children--and adults--with.

Matthew Sablan said...

"Delete your account" is right after "Can I have your stuff" when someone complains about the quality of an MMO.

Honestly, I don't get WHY that was a "big burn" or a "destruction" or "lighting the Internet on fire."

It's a trite, memetic reply that takes zero thought or originality that I've been hearing for over a decade.

Gusty Winds said...

It was clear from the NYT that the phrase was a standard retort, but I haven't seen anything of any value beyond that. It's just very dumb.

And the Warren tweets "No seriously - delete your account". Please put her on the ticket.

You wonder at what point Warren will be forced to revisit and explain why Trump calls her Pocahontas.

gbarto said...

Never heard "Delete your account." Pretty lame.

Now if she had worked in something about "that bitch, Karen," I'd be moderately impressed.

gbarto said...

We already know her WCW.

Michael K said...

"Unknown actually has a profile."

Nope. Although Miriam sounds like Inga. I think she just forgot to put the fake name in the box.

"The Blogger Profile you requested cannot be displayed."

Martin said...

Just remember that what we call "Hillary Clinton" is an evil, animatronic robot, and it all becomes much more clear.

rcommal said...

Consulted my teen, who obligingly pointed me to an entry at Know Your Meme. It sources the first use of "Delete Yourself" back to 2008 at MySpace.

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/delete-your-account?full=1

Robert Roy said...

It's not witty at all, really. It's just dismissive. But the kind of people who support Hillary are exactly the kind of smug elites that don't want to bother to discuss and argue, and instead just dismiss you out of hand. So to them, it's a snarkier "shut-up" that they can revel in.

damikesc said...

It's not witty at all, really. It's just dismissive. But the kind of people who support Hillary are exactly the kind of smug elites that don't want to bother to discuss and argue, and instead just dismiss you out of hand. So to them, it's a snarkier "shut-up" that they can revel in.

I'm glad some "elites" have started to notice for utterly fucking obnoxious they are, BTW.

Progressives are not too big on actual freedom for the proles. I doubt they had a problem with what Stalin did.

Rusty said...

Look at that picture.
If she dyed her hair black shed look just like Li'l Kim. The Korean one.