When a Rush tweet flapped its wings
Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 11:38am 27 Comments
When Rush Limbaugh sent his now famous “first tweet,” Twitter went wild. It was as if a tweet had flapped its wings in South America causing chaos in the political system.
There were many postive reactions. Surprisingly, there were no negative reactions which crossed any lines, at least none sent to me.
But there were a number of unintentionally funny hostile reactions:
(link)(I think this is same Sarah Nelson who was Romney’s Nevada campaign Director)
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Yeah! When will you finally admit that you do this for the money, professor?
The libs will always let you know when you’ve hit a home run. Palin says that “the flak is heaviest when you’re over the target.”
I know nothing about Twitter, but I do know,
“You never forget your first tweet.”
Rush will always be reading your blog. That’s awesome.
LukeHandCool (who, if he has time this weekend, might join Twitter)
I studiously avoided Twitter.
Then I heard the closing show comments, and found Rush’s ‘first tweet’ on 24×7.
“Mind Numbed Robots” helllllll I know where the mind numbed robots are so I want to give them some…
Wight Winged We-Tweeters From….
…time for a repeat of the 1920 Presidential Election
I just joined twitter. It was easier than I thought.
Got my first follower: LI commenter Kitty! I’m following her, too.
I can see how someone could become addicted to it. I don’t have much free time so I shall proceed with caution.
Wow, you’re way out on a limb there, Luddite Boy. What next… long pants?
I’m just distantly related to Rutherford B. Hayes.
S’ok. I’m still off Twitter and I intend to stay off. ‘Nuff’s enuff, in terms of keeping up with all this electron magic. I still ignore texts. IT’S A FREAKIN’ CELL PHONE! I’M AN OLD MAN – I’M NOT IN STUDY HALL UNABLE TO SPEAK. JUST CALL ME, GD IT!
Don’t you feel the LOVE…
My favorite is the “helpless women” one.
It is profound irony to me that Obama makes a patronizing call to FLUCK, and then infantilizes a 30 yr. old women with his “Sasha and Melia” puppet show.
And NOBODY in the moonbattery says one stinking word against it.
I thought women were supposed to be strong. My daughters sure as hell are NOT “helpless women”, and woe betide any fool who called them that in ear shot.
Whatever happened to “I Am Woman Hear Me Roar?”
BIG GOVERNMENT seeks to reduce all of us to supplicant, dependent children.
Congratulations, all the indicators lit up to show you scored.
So… you “spread the hate and propaganda to keep the money rolling in”? Did I miss something? Is it time to get rid of the tip jar?
It got dear leader a cool million from Bill Maher.
Now you know why I don’t Tweet.
“That article is full of lies!” Hahahaha
I wonder about the age of the people responding. If those responses are representative of the general population, then it is unlikely that a discussion of the issues of merit, including: individual dignity, involuntary exploitation, progressive corruption, and human life/rights, will be forthcoming.
The lefties are just jealous because no one follows them.
In about a week’s time, Rush will have a million followers.
“Guys like you and faux news need to take your medicine and keep off the air.”
Well, progressives DO have a long history of medicating dissidents….
Ha! Rush already has over 80,000 followers.
Huffpost only has 40,000 or so.
And he hasn’t even been tweeting for a WEEK.
Tweet it and weep suckas!
Oh, Lordy, I’ve barely learned about Facebook, now…..Twitter! Oh well, I guess it keeps my brain “active.”
Man…dont know what I was reading elsewhere but am caught up now..and understand after reading at Rush’s site with a pointer here
Atheist PePaw is clearly confused..wishing luck? go the f*ck away?
Is a PePaw anything like a PawPaw? Maybe a PePaw works more like a diuretic.
Not that I’m comparing anything I have experienced to Palin, Limbaugh, Breitbart, and now our Professor, but I just can’t win for losing. I got spit on as a hippie wanna-be protesting against the Vietnam war, now that I am a conservative TEA partier, I still get spit on. Oh well…I prefer the association here.
I just don’t get Twitter. What’s the point?
I was of your mind until, well, Breitbart’s passing. Here are my thoughts, quickly:
1. It’s a way to connect with other conservatives.
2. It’s a superb aggregator of various feeds — you can get notices re: articles from your favorite journals sent directly to you.
3. It’s a way to push back on the leftist narrative of the moment. We really can’t cede this ground. The left uses new media to generate and spread the meme of the day.
4. It’s a way to promote articles, authors, or ideas that you think deserve a wider audience (or fearless prof here, for example)
5. It’s a way to ensure your publisher never sees the book you’re supposed to be writing [translation: It IS a great time drain and is highly addictive. Use w/ caution….]
6. It’s great training for writing haiku. Or abstracts.
So Rush Limbaugh’s very first Tweet referenced one of your posts.
You should be insufferable by now. Wonder how Mrs. Legal Insurrection is holding up. 🙂
(That’s a joke, btw. I’m a long-time fan.)
You have to remember, Beej, that in the Good Professor’s milieu, a nod from Rush is a black mark. A very black mark indeed.
It’d be worth a whole post just to hear his colleagues’ reactions!