November 16, 2009

"WHOA...I thought Obama HAD used sad now....."



campy said...

"Barack Obama has better things to do than Tweet"

Of course. Tweeting would cut into his busy schedule of golf, fundraising, media criticism, date nights ...

Synova said...

Who needs twitter?

"I am on my computer. My crappy chair makes my butt hurt."

"It got cold last night, so I got up at one and cranked the heat."

"My dog sleeps at my feet so every time I accidentally kick him I feel guilty."

MadisonMan said...

You mean all is NOT as it seems on the internet?

I am so shocked.

MadisonMan said...

Waitaminute -- how do we know that Ann Althouse really posted this comment?

It could have been Biddy Martin!

MadisonMan (as if)

Triangle Man said...

Why, I see no other recourse than to cook up a bunch of bacon to eat. I hope they get the message.

Scott M said...

Are any of the tweets in question written in the first-person?

This isn't a huge deal by any stretch, but does say something about honesty.

Scott M said...

By the much more shine has to come off this guy? How much more COULD come off?

miller said...

I'm sure the AP will put its crack team of fact-finders on this.

Oh wait. It's not an (R)? It's a (D)?


Beta Conservative said...

Maybe his teleprompter also makes his Twitter entries.

p.t. fogger said...

I look forward to having never tweeted, never read a tweet other than by accident on a blog, and the satisfaction of the whole nervous fad pass over.

Chip Ahoy said...

* kicks forward orange crate *
* stands on it *
* surveys crowd *
* sticks thumbs under suspender straps *

"Beware of internet hoaxes, large and small, presented by imposters who dress up in sheep costumes but who by nature are more like wolves.

If these people were plants, (It occurs to me switching analogies from fauna to flora would be useful) you would know them by their fruits. (people fruits, ha ha, that kills me.) Do men gather grapes from thorn plants, or figs from thistles? Okay, don't let the thorns on some otherwise good olive trees confuse the issue here, olives are gross straight off the tree until they're extensively processed anyway, the thing is recognizing a useful plant when it presenteth itself.

For even so as every good tree bringeth forth good fruit so too neither can a corrupt tree bringeth forth good fruit, notwithstanding occasionally a bad apple falleth from an otherwise good tree, and occasionally a fairly bad pear tree doth indeed beareth a tolerable pear fruit, depending on how hungry you are at that moment, growing season, and other environmental factors etc.

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, unless it's a bad year for fruit generally, of course, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit, and that you can pretty much depend on. You're probably thinking a good tree to one person is viewed as a bad tree to another person depending on their values and vise versa, and that is sometimes true, but the point is recognizing a thing for what is, by what comes out of it on a regular basis.

Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, run through the branch chopper, mulched and recycled, or if you careth not of your carbon footprint, cast into the fire its carbon released into the atmosphere darkening a patch of sky instead of being sequestered or more profitably used . Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Or simply not reelected, if the point doth eludeth ye.

Now, as to Twitters under the presidents name. After so many years of books and speeches, which admittedly are mostly penned by others, and still more off-teleprompter ad libbing which tends to expose true nature, how then, even though passed through an unnatural 140 character constriction, could this Twitterish fruit not be discerned over the long term? And all this Twittering fruit gathering as if you hadn't been force-fed enough Obama already? That ye cold not recognize the voice, that ye had to be told! Nyaaaa-tse-tse-tse-tse, what ig-nor-animuses, what a bunch of ul-ter-ruh maroons. Thine geek cards are revokethed and ye shall not be recertified. "

XWL said...

Should have known Obama lacked the concise lucidity needed to tweet well (or at all).

Scott M said...


concise lucidity

Awesome. I haven't heard that term in a long, long time. I'm glad you brought it up.

chuck b. said...

Either you have Twitter aptitude or you don't. It can't be taught.

And if you don't, there's nothing wrong with that. But you look like an ass making fun of Twitter because you don't get it. Just say "it's not for me", and leave it at that.

You can go on with your life, happy and content. Try it sometime.

Adele Mundy said...

Madison Man said
Waitaminute -- how do we know that Ann Althouse really posted this comment?

It could have been Biddy Martin!

MadisonMan (as if)

Who is Biddy Martin?

MadisonMan said...

Biddy Martin.

I should have linked her name in my original post.

Adele Mundy said...

Thanks, I just figured you were calling her an old biddy.

Jason (the commenter) said...

So he didn't write his tweets. He did write his books though, right?

Jason (the commenter) said...

This is actually stupid. It's annoying people for no reason; no one forced him to make this confession. I'm sure lots of people felt a personal connection and now it's not only gone, but they feel used.

knox said...


Appreciate it!

Lem said...

Very inappropriate for the president to lie to people.

Very sad..

(you catch a lie and the reaction is to be sad.. wtf?)

bagoh20 said...

"...but they feel used."

Hahahahahahaha... so fake tweets are what really gets them. Hahahahahahah.

bagoh20 said...

Lem said: "(you catch a lie and the reaction is to be sad.. wtf?)"

Exactly, Obama is such a naughty child. I hope he learns from this, or Ann might have to spank him.

This infantilizing of him is getting embarrassing and is not very confidence inducing in the leader of the free world.

vbspurs said...

Of all the famous people in this world, only Rosie O'Donnell actually writes her own tweets.

vbspurs said...

wv: doilt

Just doilt!

Paco Wové said...

chuck b.: Just to be clear, Twitter is a great big steaming pile of crap, and everyone who Twits (or Tweets or Twats, or whatever) is a booger-eating moron.

Just to be clear.

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