Monday, January 18
This latest thread from Bret Weinstein requires a response, because it is the most outrageous political commentary I have ever seen from anyone not already on trial at Nuremberg.
(Full text on Threadreader - though I'm not sure if it will survive if the tweets get deleted.)
First: Encouraged supporters to do what, Bret? Peaceably assemble and petition the government for redress of their grievances? Because that is what he actually did.
Second: Congress has neither the right nor the power to prevent him from seeking political office again. That would be a violation of his First and Fifth Amendment rights, and the Tenth Amendment rights of the states and of his supporters. It is not anywhere in the enumerated powers of the Senate, nor in the Constitutional procedure for the election of the president.
Third: Are you fucking kidding me? That would require a show trial of a single day, and then you speak of avoiding political witch-hunting?
Fourth: No, the nation is not more important than any person. The nation is the people. Putting the nation before its own people is not merely the road to disaster, it is the disaster itself.
Sixth: If the Senate acts as you describe, it will be catastrophic. They will be wiping their behinds with the Constitution, trampling every process and protection in the name of - in the name of what, exactly? They will never be forgiven.
Seventh: If the republic cannot afford an innocent man to go free, then the republic cannot be saved, indeed, is not worth saving. Not that I even for a moment accept your premise.
Ninth: And who, pray tell, has put the republic into a tailspin?
Tenth: The president's family? Why would they need a pardon at all?
Eleventh: Beyond? Beyond to where? Just pardon everyone?
Twelfth: Hope is unpatriotic now?
Thirteenth: I agree with nothing you have said. Nobody should agree with anything you have said. Your premises are false. Your understanding of the law is juvenile. Your proposed course of action is totalitarian. And your logic has the intellectual rigour of warm jello.
Fourteenth: Speaking for the world - which I do, I have a permit - fuck the world, if this is what it takes to "save" it.
The nation is divided between fascists and defenders of liberty, and you, Bret, have made it abundantly clear you do not side with the latter.
This is Weinstein's podcast. I haven't watched it and don't intend to, but I will note that the comments are not kind. Not kind at all. And this is from his own viewers.
It seems that the YouTube commentariat is less hopelessly lost than Twitter.
Update: And the savaging he's getting in the comments is apparently what remains after a purge. I can barely imagine what the deleted comments were like.
Thursday, July 16
Blog: Is very slow.
Meanwhile, over at the idiot farm:
Wednesday, June 17
Update: With Glenn Greenwald appearing as The Voice of Reason.
Saturday, December 07
Your site can deal with 20 simultaneous threads crawling the entire history of all your content right? Right. I mean, if your server crashes it's not our problem. Also, fuck sending a clear identifier, we're just a Mac running Safari that just happens to be downloading the contents of 70,000 blogs.
Thursday, September 12
Sunday, March 31
Which we all knew, but anyway.
Unfortunately I didn't capture my original appeal, in which I jokingly asked, more or less, what they have against cold oatmeal. And their support system is worthless; once you submit a request it disappears, and you have no information about it whatsoever.
But unsurprisingly, I got this today:
Your account has been suspended and will not be restored because it was found to be violating Twitter's Terms of Service, specifically the Twitter Rules against hateful conduct.
It is against our rules to promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease.
Additionally, if we determine that the primary purpose of an account is to incite harm towards others on the basis of these categories, that account may be suspended without prior warning.
Of course, all of this is a deliberate lie. I never did any of this. What I actually did was use a word they, all by themselves, have decided is offensive. They never say that; the only way you can find out is by getting your account suspended. I have responded again:
I have been suspended in error.
I write in reference to your rejection my earlier appeal: Case# 0109080114: Appealing an account suspension - @PixyMisa [ ref:_00DA0K0A8._5004A1e3bMe:ref ]
You write: "Your account has been suspended and will not be restored because it was found to be violating Twitter's Terms of Service, specifically the Twitter Rules against hateful conduct."
I have NEVER engaged in hateful conduct on Twitter. Not in 11 years and 42 thousand tweets.
"It is against our rules to promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease."
I have NEVER promoted violence against or threatened ANYONE, not on any of these bases, not on any basis. No matter how broad your definition of attack may be, even down to mere criticism, I have NEVER attacked anyone on any of those bases.
You continue: "Additionally, if we determine that the primary purpose of an account is to incite harm towards others on the basis of these categories, that account may be suspended without prior warning."
Not only has it not been the PRIMARY purpose of my account to "incite harm towards others on the basis of these categories", I have NEVER done so.
I ask you to reconsider.
I do not expect a more reasonable response this second time.
Tuesday, April 10
Why yes, I did get suspended on Twitter. How did you know?
I don't know if I have ever seen a more blatant First Amendment violation, but these retards are perfectly fine with handing this power to the government even when Donald Trump - who is Literally Hitler - is in power.
TITLE 14.5. False Information Strategic Plans
(a) Any person who operates a social media Internet Web site with physical presence in California shall develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Internet Web site.
(b) The strategic plan shall include, but is not limited to, all of the following:
(1) A plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories.
(2) The utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories.
(3) Providing outreach to social media users regarding news stories containing false information.
(4) Placing a warning on a news story containing false information.
(c) As used in this section, "social media” means an electronic service or account, or electronic content, including, but not limited to, videos, still photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant and text messages, email, online services or accounts, or Internet Web site profiles or locations.
Update: Twitter has now locked all my alternate accounts and won't even let me read tweets any more, though the message clearly says I can read tweets.
Update 2: I'm back, and I've saved a copy of all my tweets. Not that anyone would ever want them, but anyway...
Saturday, March 31
From an earlier post:
Also, I'm on my
19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th 31st 32nd 33rd 34th 35th 36th 37th 38th 39th 40th 41st 42nd 43rd 44th45th suspension with Twitter right now.
Wednesday, February 28
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Saturday, February 24
Also, I'm on myThe only reason it's not more is you can't get suspended when you're already suspended.
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