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9/22/2016

“Run Them Down”: Instapundit Suspended from Twitter; UPDATE: Suspended from USA Today for One Month

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:16 am

Knoxville News Sentinel:

Twitter has suspended the account of Glenn Reynolds, a University of Tennessee law professor and a contributing columnist for USA TODAY and the News Sentinel, after a tweet that urged motorists to run over demonstrators blocking traffic in Charlotte, N.C.

In response to a tweet from a TV news station in Charlotte that showed protesters on Interstate 277, the @Instapundit account wrote, “Run them down.”

Reynolds, the creator of the Instapundit blog, tweets from the handle @Instapundit.

“Ah. I saw it was suspended and didn’t know why,” Reynolds said in an email Thursday morning to the News Sentinel.

He acknowledged tweeting the comment.

“Yes, that was my post,” he wrote in the email. “It was brief, since it was Twitter, but blocking highways is dangerous and I don’t think people should stop for a mob, especially when it’s been violent.”

You don’t say. Glenn Reynolds is old enough to remember Reginald Denny. (Look it up, kids.) If you don’t remember him, here’s a reminder:

And if that’s too long ago, how about this:

Glenn elaborates on his blog:

Sorry, blocking the interstate is dangerous, and trapping people in their cars and surrounding them is a threat. Driving on is self-preservation, especially when we’ve had mobs destroying property and injuring and killing people. But if Twitter doesn’t like me, I’m happy to stop providing them with free content.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Was just on Hugh Hewitt talking about this. Since Twitter won’t let me respond to — or even see — my critics, let me expand here.

I’ve always been a supporter of free speech and peaceful protest. I fully support people protesting police actions, and I’ve been writing in support of greater accountability for police for years.

But riots aren’t peaceful protest. And blocking interstates and trapping people in their cars is not peaceful protest — it’s threatening and dangerous, especially against the background of people rioting, cops being injured, civilian-on-civilian shootings, and so on. I wouldn’t actually aim for people blocking the road, but I wouldn’t stop because I’d fear for my safety, as I think any reasonable person would.

He acknowledges Erik Wemple’s suggestion that “Keep driving” would have expressed the idea better, and more succinctly. But “I’ve had over 580,000 tweets, and they can’t all be perfect.”

Meanwhile, here are some Twitter users who aren’t suspended:

Those took me about three minutes to find. If Twitter Support cared about finding and suspending accounts like that, they could easily do so.

UPDATE: And now that I have pressed the Publish button, I see he’s back:

He says on his blog: “Still planning on quitting Twitter, though, after making a few points.”

I’m not sure how I feel about conservatives abandoning a popular platform when they are discriminated against. I understand the arguments for quitting — and I can’t say they’re wrong, but my gut tells me not to. It feels too much like letting them win.

Since he was forced to take down the tweet, by the way, it’s only right that we spread it as far and wide as possible — and so, I reproduce it below.

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Seeing what he was responding to makes it even clearer that his comment was talking about self-defense.

UPDATE x2: Reynolds has been suspended for one month from his USA Today column and has apologized. As often happens when the SJWs come after you, his speech was not perfect. I don’t subscribe to the whole “never ever apologize for anything” ethic of the Vox Days of the world. If Prof. Reynolds thinks his words ought to be the subject of an apology, more power to him. But really, I thought his sentiment, while perhaps imperfectly expressed, was perfectly reasonable when read charitably. But of course, in today’s world, we cannot read anything charitably any more. Every head must go on a chopping block.

79 Responses to ““Run Them Down”: Instapundit Suspended from Twitter; UPDATE: Suspended from USA Today for One Month”

  1. Ding.

    Patterico (bcf524)

  2. thank u for this post I hate seeing this nice guy being bullied

    happyfeet (29f1f2)

  3. he has update

    happyfeet (29f1f2)

  4. UPDATE: And now that I have pressed the Publish button, I see he’s back:

    He says on his blog: “Still planning on quitting Twitter, though, after making a few points.”

    I’m not sure how I feel about conservatives abandoning a popular platform when they are discriminated against. I understand the arguments for quitting — and I can’t say they’re wrong, but my gut tells me not to. It feels too much like letting them win.

    Since he was forced to take down the tweet, by the way, it’s only right that we spread it as far and wide as possible — and so, I reproduce it below.

    screen-shot-2016-09-22-at-7-28-44-am

    Seeing what he was responding to makes it even clearer that his comment was talking about self-defense.

    Patterico (bcf524)

  5. Patterico, I have known Glenn Reynolds for a lot of years. He is a great guy (and his wife Helen Smith is equally wonderful). They have dealt with bullies before, and will again.

    When I first hear about this, this came to mind:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8RCQDDsMpU

    Bullies gotta bully. H8rs gotta H8.

    Glenn will win.

    Simon Jester (c8876d)

  6. And blocking interstates and trapping people in their cars is not peaceful protest

    Hmmmm. Nor is posting ‘run them down’ on the information highway in this day and age.

    In other words, he supports ‘freedom of speech/expression’ as long as it doesn’t inconvenience.

    His right to ‘free speech’ doesn’t guarantee Twitter providing a platform. Just as the NFL is wrong for providing one for it’s players to showboat against the Nat’l Anthem.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  7. quitting twitter is the ethical

    i also set my amazon prime to not renew

    i don’t go to starbucks no more

    this used to be my playground

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  8. Shockingly man of mystery you don’t get it, of you’re cornered you don’t want to end up like Reginald Denny.

    narciso (d1f714)

  9. Twitter seems to be ready to carry out the death penalty much too readily, without any kind of notice or due process, without even pointing out to the person removed, and others, what the problem was, as if it whenever they do this, it is so obvious that it is not necessary to point out what the terrible tweet was. Which should rarely be the case, especially with a freqent or long time user.

    True, they also get rid of terrorism promotiing tweets too this way, but ISIS knows how to create multiple accounts, so it is not even that good at getting rid of really, really, bad tweets, and this cannot process help but be politically or culturally biased. Are they so fast with anti-police or pro-riot tweets?

    This tweet wasn’t really meant to be taken literally, and Glenn Reynolds shouldn’t half pretend that it was, and try to justify it, but taken literally, this tweet recommended a course of action that probably should get somebody the death penalty, if it winds up killing anyone, and the Supreme Court allows it. It is not self-defense he’s talking about. And it doesn’t sound like it is. It’s the wrong course of action for self-defense, and endangers people more, and the situation isn’t critical, even though it is true that one rioter fired a gun and put someone on life support.

    There are other ways to say the protesters are up to no good, and nobody should be fooled by them, and they should be ignored and appeasemnet will not work.

    Sammy Finkelman (dec35d)

  10. Bob23 (ce7fc3) — 9/22/2016 @ 7:58 am

    Simply letting Clinton win will do nothing to help the GOP.

    Yes, it will. And letting Trump win will help the Democratic Party.

    Third parties may also be helped, except political activity will be freer and more diverse if Trump wins than if Hillary Clinton wins.

    Diverse in all sorts of ways, including demonstrations and strikes.

    If Hillary Clinton wins, there’ll be some real (overcomeable) threats to political activity both legal and by intimidation, like what wee’re seeing now with regard to bathroom laws, except more directly political.

    Sammy Finkelman (dec35d)

  11. Denny wandered into Sioux territory while Gates was milking the calvary’s ponies.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  12. Perhaps someone can tell me how deliberately blocking traffic on the interstate, and threatening drivers, is going to win friends and influence people.

    Well, perhaps it will influence people, though perhaps not in quite the direction that the protesters would like.

    Dale Carnegie (f6a568)

  13. You know, there’s some major irony going on when the end of Barack Hussein Obama’s term in office is being marked not by improved race relations, but by the seeming start of a race war.

    The post-racial Dana (f6a568)

  14. @13- Depends on your POV.

    A bunch of angry dudes refused to disperse in Lexington and Concord a while back and it certainly didn’t win any friends in London.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  15. is not a war it’s george soros and the ford foundation throwing a lot of money out there to promote riots and hate

    blm is phony and gay

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  16. Its just an extreme application of my mantra that my local commuter railroad carry forward and serve its remaining destinations following the striking of a pedestrian (so long as parts of the corpse do not impede movement of the wheels of the engine or passenger cars).

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  17. DCSA wrote: And blocking interstates and trapping people in their cars is not peaceful protest
    Hmmmm. Nor is posting ‘run them down’ on the information highway in this day and age.
    In other words, he supports ‘freedom of speech/expression’ as long as it doesn’t inconvenience.

    You conveniently and dishonestly ignore the next part of his statement, where he says that surrounding cars is a threat. Which is what “run them down” was addressing. It is excellent advice. I’m old enough to remember poor Reginald Denny.

    kishke (da144b)

  18. 14.You know, there’s some major irony going on when the end of Barack Hussein Obama’s term in office is being marked not by improved race relations, but by the seeming start of a race war.

    Apparently you slept through the 1960’s.

    No, this is just blatantly purposeful, passive incompetence in election season. A presser by himself- or certainly his Attorney General– to defuse this is past due– and now, too late. For you see, President Obama revealed himself to be a racist last week. He played his race card by telling the Black Caucus not voting for Maudie would be a personal slur.

    “Oh man, you’re just like the rest of us.”– Chief Gillespie to Virgil Tibbs, ‘In The Heat Of The Night,’ 1967.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  19. Dana@13

    Near the start of the Elian Gonzalez saga, some of the people supporting the “keep him here” side blocked (nonviolently) Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami and with it, the entrance to the Port of Miami, with massive traffic tie-ups resulting. The number of non Cubans supporting the “send him back” side immediately grew.

    Kishnevi (c91988)

  20. Protests that routinely block interstates are going to produce backlash.

    Gabriel Hanna (64d4e1)

  21. Twitter’s stunning hypocrisy is on display: Earlier this year when rapper Azealia Banks tweeted a string unspeakably racist and vile threats about gang rape, violence and assault specifically directed against Sarah Palin, Twitter yawned:

    “We reviewed the content and determined that it was not in violation of the Twitter Rules,” Twitter told a person who formally complained about Banks’ call for the forcible rape of the former Alaska governor.

    Go read the tweets at the link, which are so awful, I won’t quote them here, and then go re-read Glenn’s. There can be no doubts about Twitter’s partisanship and biases.

    Dana (995455)

  22. You would think DCSCA would have more empathy for Reginald Denny, given his own experiences of being menaced by barbarians with rocks.

    Leviticus (efada1)

  23. 13. Dale Carnegie (f6a568) — 9/22/2016 @ 8:19 am

    Perhaps someone can tell me how deliberately blocking traffic on the interstate, and threatening drivers, is going to win friends and influence people.

    It’s not intended to influence ordinary people, but authorities, and to influence them in the direction of appeasement.

    Appeasement is not the way to go with this.

    What helps the idea of appeasement is the idea that this is not a centrally directed conspiracy, but just “people”

    Appeasement is what they want, because justice is not on their side, and they don’t want justice. They want power or money.

    Sammy Finkelman (dec35d)

  24. :quitting twitter is the ethical”

    Quitting Twitter would be ‘ethical’, but the longer I live the more I realize that ‘ethics’ aren’t even real and the best thing to do is to overwhelm the enforcers.

    By the way, #runthemdown is currently trending, if you don’t have issues being in the company of a bunch of vile alt-rightists.

    Dystopia Max (76803a)

  25. The protesters’ cause must not be taken seriously

    Sammy Finkelman (dec35d)

  26. @18… where he says that surrounding cars is a threat.

    =yawn= Don’t be ‘sully:’ depends on your POV. Birds are a threat to airplanes. But then, airplanes are a threat to birds.

    “Everybody’s heard, about the bird…” “Surfin’ Bird,” Trashmen, 1963

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  27. 21.Protests that routinely block interstates are going to produce backlash

    More likely, back-ups.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  28. @18– It is excellent advice.

    Except it’s not.

    But if you elect to try it some time, be sure you can post bail.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  29. Snow Plow

    mg (31009b)

  30. “Except it’s not.

    But if you elect to try it some time, be sure you can post bail.”

    Sounds like there’s a cabal of prosecutors and jurors maliciously enforcing anarcho-tyranny against the law-abiding who need to be run down themselves.

    Dystopia Max (76803a)

  31. What is the difference4 between Glenn quitting Twitter and you quitting the Republican Party?

    gahrie (ce15fa)

  32. It took me a while to realize this makes sense, but there is an excellent piece I came across in my feed today you all should read:

    The Alt-Right Has Been Vindicated

    1.) First, you have Ford building plants in Mexico and moving small car production out of Michigan to Mexico.

    2.) Second, you have refugees or the children of refugees launching terrorist attacks in Orlando, St. Cloud and New York/New Jersey.

    3.) Third, you have black radicals shooting cops and rioting, looting, torching cities and lashing out at White people in Milwaukee and Charlotte after black cops shoot armed black suspects. Hillary Clinton and the #LyingPress nod in agreement that “white supremacy” and “systemic racism” is to blame.

    4.) Fourth, you have the #LyingPress denouncing anyone who raises questions about Hillary’s health as a lunatic conspiracy theorist, and the whole country watching her collapse on national television.

    5.) …

    6.) In Syria, you have Obama bombing the Syrian Army in order to clear a path for ISIS.

    7.) Back home, you have Hillary winning the support of 96 percent of Jewish donors, all of Wall Street, and the support of big donors in 9 out of 10 sectors of the US economy. It is not just Wall Street supporting Hillary. The oligarchy has unified behind her.

    8.) You have George HW Bush best known for the “New World Order” endorsing Hillary Clinton thereby proving the two party globalist cartel preserves the status quo.

    9.) …

    10.) …

    11.) …

    There’s obviously more at the link, but wow: so eye-opening. Whether you like the movement as a whole or not, they have many strong points. There is a reason they are rising in prominence, and it is not an irrational or less-than-understandable one.

    Denver Guy (4750ec)

  33. Twitter’s stunning hypocrisy is on display: Earlier this year when rapper Azealia Banks tweeted a string unspeakably racist and vile threats about gang rape, violence and assault specifically directed against Sarah Palin, Twitter yawned:

    Twitter has its thumb on the scales and looks like it is engaging in propaganda in furtherance of white genocide. Trials for crimes against humanity can be held and sentences can be handed down to primary decision makers such as @jack.

    Same with Zuckerberg.

    Denver Guy (4750ec)

  34. @Denver Guy. Leaving aside their factual distortions (like Obama trying to help ISIS) what’s their point?

    “Four legs good, two legs bad” ?

    Substitute for “Four legs” White Christians.

    (Although the #LyingPress and Hillary are both mostly white Christians, so I am not sure what they’re doing in this list. Maybe the good people are limited to White Christians who are not traitors to their race or something like that.

    Now, what big country has the greatest percentage of white (presumably) Chrisrians?

    That’s right: Russia.

    Sammy Finkelman (dec35d)

  35. Exactly.

    Denver Guy (4750ec)

  36. They should be our allies.

    Denver Guy (4750ec)

  37. I forgot Google and Eric Schmidt.

    Definitely should be tried.

    These waves of censorship across Google, Twitter, and Facebook would make a worthy post.

    Add shadowbanning, censoring autocomplete results, and all the other dirty tricks.

    Denver Guy (4750ec)

  38. I’m not sure how I feel about conservatives abandoning a popular platform when they are discriminated against. I understand the arguments for quitting — and I can’t say they’re wrong, but my gut tells me not to. It feels too much like letting them win.

    I agree. It has the effect of turning Twitter into a liberal echo chamber. Then, wherever conservatives go will become a conservative echo chamber. The last thing we need is more hyperpartisan echo chambers.

    Chuck Bartowski (bc1c71)

  39. @6 DCSCA

    There’s a big difference between yielding the right of way to pedestrians and not allowing violent thugs to pull you out of your car.

    Getting my skull cracked open is a little more than an inconvenience.

    If I was crossing a picket line and some guy swung a pipe wrench at me I would have no problem pointing and shooting.

    It’s more of a Second Amendment issue than a First Amendment one.

    Pinandpuller (e0d4f0)

  40. DCSCA

    My defense would be I was following the signs: Steer It and Clear It.

    Pinandpuller (e0d4f0)

  41. @40- If I was crossing a picket line and some guy swung a pipe wrench at me I would have no problem pointing and shooting.

    ‘No problem?’ It’s a safe bet you would.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  42. I’m an OTR trucker. I was just in the Carolinas earlier this week, but didn’t see any problems at all. But if I were to find myself in such a situation, remembering Reginald Denny and now this, what would I do?

    A) Risk losing your livelihood.
    B) Risk losing your life.

    Oooh! That’s a Tuffy!

    John Hitchcock (04f1d6)

  43. @42 DCSCA

    No qualms then, if it’s Talk Like a Pharisee day.

    All I’m saying is, don’t get between me and the exit at a Great White concert and we won’t have any issues.

    Pinandpuller (e0d4f0)

  44. @43 John Hitchcock

    If you aren’t hauling Nikes or Hennesey you should be ah-ait.

    Pinandpuller (e0d4f0)

  45. Sometimes I haul Flammable.
    Sometimes I haul Poison.
    Sometimes I haul Dangerous.
    Sometimes I haul beef or rice or spuds or veggies or fruits or brewskis.
    Sometimes I haul Scholastic.
    Sometimes I haul BASF.
    Once, I hauled a trailer-load of Kentucky’s finest.

    John Hitchcock (04f1d6)

  46. @46 John Hitchcock

    In my experience nobody likes to get close to a truck hauling propane, much less catch a ride on one.

    Pinandpuller (e0d4f0)

  47. I’m disappointed GR deleted his tweet. Knuckling down to those aholes makes them stronger.

    Also disappointed he’s continuing to tweet, after issuing his initial weaksauce threat to deprive Twitter of his precious content. That was “dont-you-know-who-i-am” gauche.

    Hope he hasn’t f’d up his career.

    Twitter is the worst thing ever invented.

    gp (0c542c)

  48. well twitter is a tool, on ‘occasion it illustrates the insufferable inanity of folks who should have stayed silent, but occasionally, you find some insight,

    narciso (d1f714)

  49. UPDATE x2: Reynolds has been suspended for one month from his USA Today column and has apologized. As often happens when the SJWs come after you, his speech was not perfect. I don’t subscribe to the whole “never ever apologize for anything” ethic of the Vox Days of the world. If Prof. Reynolds thinks his words ought to be the subject of an apology, more power to him. But really, I thought his sentiment, while perhaps imperfectly expressed, was perfectly reasonable when read charitably. But of course, in today’s world, we cannot read anything charitably any more. Every head must go on a chopping block.

    Patterico (bcf524)

  50. this is just a pretext for crimethink suppression, honestly your run ins with voldemort haven’t made that clear,

    narciso (d1f714)

  51. The defining features of the medium — its immediacy and its insistence on truncating all rational thought into 140-character bites — encourages recklessness, even among the self-disciplined and well-balanced. Prof. Reynolds is usually that. Others in the public view, not so much. I eschew Twitter and would not mourn its death.

    Kids, lawn, etc.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  52. @50 Reading GR groveling to frickin’ USA Today makes me want to spit. Was that USAT gig really worth so much that he had to abase himself? Now, having drawn blood, the SJWs will attack him eight times harder. Probably won’t be his last apology. F%ck political correctness.

    gp (0c542c)

  53. you take this thread in conjunction with the last, and the method is clear,

    narciso (d1f714)

  54. He’ll self-censor, now.

    Denver Guy (4750ec)

  55. Reynolds: …”the comment, ‘Run them down.’ Those words can easily be taken to advocate drivers going out of their way to run down protesters. I meant no such thing, and I’m sorry it seemed I did. What I meant is that drivers who feel their lives are in danger from a violent mob should not stop their vehicles…”

    =blink=

    To be ‘charitable': ‘run them down’ means ‘run them down. Not ‘don’t stop.’ Or ‘keep driving.’

    The USAF had a slogan: ‘Aim High.’ Not ‘Keep Flying.’ Or “Wing It.”

    Sheesh, Bubba. Apology merited. Move along.

    “It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.” — Bill Clinton

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  56. I also hear that some of the more radical members of his faculty want to get him suspended there, too. That “tenure” thing only seems to protect academic discourse when it’s coming from the correct direction.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  57. Perhaps there should be a Free Twitter. Call it Fritter.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  58. failmerican culture is pathetic pitiful and sad anymore

    you love making people grovel

    i feel sorry for you people

    such a trashy country

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  59. ooh i know

    let’s put some sleazy uber-competent harvardtrash in charge

    Harvard University reported that its endowment fund suffered a loss of 2 percent, or $1.9 billion, for fiscal 2016.

    lol

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  60. Beldar (fa637a) — 9/22/2016 @ 6:15 pm

    [Twitter’s] insistence on truncating all rational thought into 140-character bites

    Some people have found a way around the 140-character limit.

    You can post a series of tweets labeling them 1 out of 19, 2/19, 3.19 and so on.

    Of you can link to apicture, which can be a picture of a paragraph or 2 containing many words.

    And now:

    http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/19/technology/twitter-expands-character-limit/

    Twitter will, when they get around to implenting it, @not @count @handles and links to photos.

    — encourages recklessness, even among the self-disciplined and well-balanced. Prof. Reynolds is usually that. Others in the public view, not so much. I eschew Twitter and would not mourn its death.

    Kids, lawn, etc.

    Sammy Finkelman (dec35d)

  61. — encourages recklessness, even among the self-disciplined and well-balanced. Prof. Reynolds is usually that. Others in the public view, not so much. I eschew Twitter and would not mourn its death.

    Kids, lawn, etc.

    I don’t see what that last line refers to.

    Sammy Finkelman (dec35d)

  62. it’s not about number of characters it’s about ‘thought control’ as they said in the wall,

    narciso (d1f714)

  63. 64. Where they really do that kind of thing is in China. While trying not to let people realize it’s going on.

    It’s probably better to declare certain people non grata than to censor, but theydo it too much r are starting to, and with a bias (partially because removal is based upoin complainst, and “liberals” know to complain.)

    Sammy Finkelman (dec35d)

  64. Mr. Finkelman, you’re right that some people attempt to work around Tweet’s limits. The work-arounds are inelegant, but why bother, when one can — as you & I demonstrate so frequently here & elsewhere — communicate via blogs and other media without such artificial limitations?

    It has always been and will always be a fad, no matter how many people use it, or stop using it, because it’s defining characteristic is an artificial constraint and an unnecessary one. Every time someone tells me, “Twitter disciplines me to be succinct,” I say, “No, you’re disciplining yourself. Nothing stops you from posting 140 character blog posts if you think that’s the best way to communicate.” I’ve yet to hear a responsive come-back.

    Perhaps our host should try a trial separation, a tweetless week or two, while devoting the time saved to conventional blogging or other non-Twitter media?

    Beldar (fa637a)

  65. Although I usually close my tags, sorry.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  66. I also seem to be having a fit of its/it’s errors in my comments here lately. I apologize.

    Beldar (fa637a)

  67. Why not just Twitter delenda est?

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  68. if you find failmerica’s disgusting #hasglennlandedyet culture disgusting you can vote for a nasty diseased pig what has a naked lust for naming and shaming deplorables and wallow in it

    or you can vote for someone who’s bravely repudiated this simpering nasty pc culture

    or you can make pretendsies there’s no difference

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  69. Semi off topic:

    Yahoo sounds incredibly stupid: They told people to change their passwords, which are encrypted, and encryption usually means that you cannot run the algorithm in reverse to determine the passowrd from the encypted version – if you know the algorithm, you can only test it out and for everyone except Cheryl Mills that’s probably not worth doing and anyway she probably deleted her account.

    But they didn’t tell them to change the answers to their security questions! (Or change the security questions they get asked.)

    And those answers apparently were NOT encrypted. And taht’s the rea way people can get into the account.

    Sammy Finkelman (3915d0)

  70. 70. Kevin M (25bbee) — 9/23/2016 @ 1:31 am

    Why not just Twitter delenda est?

    SarahW said something to that effect years ago.

    Sammy Finkelman (3915d0)

  71. I always have to ask: What’s twitter and should I care?
    Behind yo 100 %

    Matthew W (a324f8)

  72. twitter is social media what’s been weaponized to punish people what don’t toe the line for blm gaywads and other social justice homos

    happyfeet (a037ad)

  73. Reynolds is now being “investigated” by his school. If it weren’t for double standards, they’d have no standards at all.

    https://www.thefire.org/u-of-tennessee-investigating-professor-for-tweet/

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  74. Does anyone think a professor any any state college, who poured urine on a flag during the National Anthem would get in trouble? Would it matter if it was a white male instead of, say, a black female?

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  75. *at any

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  76. Twitter, i think, started out as a way for someone to keep their – mailing list basically – up to
    date on their movements.

    Something like this:

    1. Waiting for the bus. Long wait.

    2. A force like gravity attracts buses to each other.

    3. App says 5 buses mile to mile half away

    4. Bus too crowded to let on people

    5. Found a bus with almost no passengers

    6. Can see workman in train station being repaired.

    7. Re-routing actually makes things faster for me.

    8. A lot of teenagers got on the train at one stop. I wonder when tehy’ll get off and where they are heading.

    9. Missed a chance to get a seat.

    And so on, and so on, and so on.

    Sammy Finkelman (643dcd)

  77. I don’t think he should have apologised. I have long believed that anyone going about his lawful business, who finds his way blocked, whether by rioters on a highway, picketers in front of a workplace, or “protesters” in front of a bulldozer, across a railway, or on a firing range, he should be free to continue as if they were not there, and if they get hurt the law should consider the harm to be self-inflicted. The right to protest covers only making ones view known; it does not and never has included force or intimidation, even if it’s passive.

    Milhouse (7e779f)


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