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Blumenthal Tries to Sound Smart by Asking Facebook About Finsta, But Has No Clue What It Is.

Blumenthal Tries to Sound Smart by Asking Facebook About Finsta, But Has No Clue What It Is.

You mean to tell me that no one in Blumenthal’s office knew “finsta” is slang for a fake account?

Do you remember when Congress cracked down on MLB over steroids? Someone called then-MLB Commissioner Bud Selig “Bud Selleck.” Another referred to the White Sox as the Black Sox.

Everyone (rightfully) laughed at them. Those hearings proved Congress needs to stop sticking its nose in everyone’s business.

Well, we can always rely on Sen. Da Nang Dick Richard Blumenthal to provide us with more evidence of why the government should not involve itself in everything.

Blumenthal gave us a great sound clip when he questioned Antigone Davis, Facebook’s head of security, about their Finsta service.

Guys, I’ve watched this clip at least 40 times. I still crack up:

BLUMENTHAL: “Well, finsta is one of your — finsta is one of your products or services. We’re not talking about Google or Apple. It’s Facebook, correct?”
DAVIS: “Finsta is slang for a type of account.”
BLUMENTHAL: “Okay, will you end that type of account?”
DAVIS: “We — I’m not sure I understand exactly what you’re asking. What I can say is that based on what we’ve seen in terms of teens using those kinds of accounts, we’ve actually given them additional privacy options to address — to address those kinds of issues where they want more privacy, so they can have more privacy.”
BLUMENTHAL: “Well, I don’t think that’s an answer to my question.”

It doesn’t answer your question, dude, because it doesn’t exist. It’s slang. Do you not even know the definition of slang?

These people like Blumenthal, who obviously feel like they need to prove something to bullies from childhood or something, think they should be in charge of everything. I mean, why else would anyone want to make a career in politics and crave so much power?

Blumenthal and the others want to control everything and everyone.

It’s not even just the Representatives and Senators. What about their staff? I hope that Blumenthal asked the question off the cuff because if his staff approved of the question we have even more problems. Do they not have any youngins in their office? Do they not do any research before spouting their garbage?

Just stop. Just make it stop.


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He wasn’t listening or just didn’t comprehend her answer.

Is he an un-hip, senile or just reading from a script like our current empty chair?

“Now Finsta, he was A REALLY BAD DUDE!!!”

Too ignorant to know he’s ignorant. Oh, what a hole he digs.

And I, too, wonder about his staffers, the ones who answer questions and comments from the lowly citizens.

Russ from Winterset | October 1, 2021 at 8:22 am

Finsta? Wasn’t he the character from The Usual Suspects who had such a mushmouth that you couldn’t understand most of what he said?

I don’t know what it is about him but I would keep my wife, kids and dog away from him. He just creeps me out.

Plural finstae.

OK, I’d never heard of finsta before just now, and the first thing I wondered was whether it was derived from the German finster (“dark”) because it’s a “dark account”. Turns out it means “fake Instagram”, so it’s not even a Facebook thing, except in the sense that Facebook owns Instagram. Or are people using the term for fake Facebook accounts too, rather than calling them “f-face” or “FFB” accounts?

    lichau in reply to Milhouse. | October 1, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Me either. I would hope I wouldn’t ask a question about something I didn’t even know what was.

    These guys just read prepared scripts. That is why they are so pathetic at follow up questions–they didn’t understand the question they asked.

    Arminius in reply to Milhouse. | October 1, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    I’d never heard of finsta before either, but I damned well would have found out what it was before making an @$$ of myself on TV.

    Do none of these congresscritters ever talk to their IT guys when preparing for these hearings, or even better having an IT guy from one of their bloated staffs in the hearing room to support them, or is that beneath them?

2smartforlibs | October 1, 2021 at 8:45 am

Danang needs to stop acting lik3e he has a clue on anything. We would be better several with about 10 exceptions if we picked 535 names from a phonebook.

We often wonder how these weasels can keep a straight face why they speak absurdities. It’s not poker faces, it’s downright stupidity. They really are clueless.

Haven’t we all realized now that morons tend to go into politics? Otherwise they’d have real jobs…

Got a good belly laugh out of this.

thalesofmiletus | October 1, 2021 at 10:14 am

OK Boomer.

Smart and Blumenthal cannot be used together! Wrong on so many levels.

Blumenthal’s hideous visage and body represent his tormented, hollow soul. Awful and transparent plastic surgery work; dyed hair, trembling hands — this idiot is the male Pelosi. As phony, narcissistic, obnoxious and despicable a Dhimmi-crat as you’ll ever see.

The Friendly Grizzly | October 1, 2021 at 3:29 pm

Hearing Blumenthal try to be so smart is as cringe-making as hearing my grandmother use the phrase “blow your mind” in the 1960s.

The Friendly Grizzly | October 1, 2021 at 5:33 pm

Why is he sitting there with a sign that says Mrs. Blackburn?