22 thoughts on “I Don’t Do Twitter”

  1. EThompson:
    … but if I did, I’d support rocker Ted Nugent and my girl Laura Ingraham who may be losing her job.

    Let’s stop attacking corporations and start looking seriously at the causes of violence and murder.

    Do I need to point out that it was Quisling, cowardly,  corporations that caved in the that kid’s bullying of Ingraham? That proto-fascist would have no power without their collaboration.

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  2. Here’s the thing: many, if not most, companies are full partners in promoting the state religion and enforcing political correctness.  They are capitalists only in the crony sense. They solicit government subsidies and protection of their markets. Many of them are the enemy. Just ask James Damore.

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  3. drlorentz:

    EThompson:
    … but if I did, I’d support rocker Ted Nugent and my girl Laura Ingraham who may be losing her job.

    Let’s stop attacking corporations and start looking seriously at the causes of violence and murder.

    Do I need to point out that it was Quisling, cowardly,  corporations that caved in the that kid’s bullying of Ingraham? That proto-fascist would have no power without their collaboration.

    This is the true meaning of “anti-bullying” movements. They don’t really want to end bullying. They want the 98 lb weakling who’d otherwise get his butt kicked to be able to bully everyone else without fear of reprisal.

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  4. drlorentz:

    EThompson:
    … but if I did, I’d support rocker Ted Nugent and my girl Laura Ingraham who may be losing her job.

    Let’s stop attacking corporations and start looking seriously at the causes of violence and murder.

    Do I need to point out that it was Quisling, cowardly,  corporations that caved in the that kid’s bullying of Ingraham? That proto-fascist would have no power without their collaboration.

    Ingraham is getting a lot of flack from her viewers. The corporations are reacting to that and although cowardly, their specific job is to maintain their customer base. I’m not any happier than you are about this behavior but we live in a highly competitive, consumer driven economy so I blame the know-nothing consumers.

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  5. EThompson:
    Ingraham is getting a lot of flack from her viewers.

    Whoa! Back up there. The little twit “…sent a message to his nearly 700,000 Twitter followers” who subsequently complained to advertisers. What are the chances that David Hogg’s Twitter followers are also Ingraham’s viewers? Yeah, that’s the ticket: socialist teens and pussy-hat leftists are her viewer base.

    Nope, this is straight-up cowardice on the part of these companies. They’d come out in support Uncle Joe Stalin if a Twitter mob told them to. Well, that plus an infestation within their ranks of SJWs. Their HR departments already run re-education camps for their hapless employees.

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  6. drlorentz:

    EThompson:
    Ingraham is getting a lot of flack from her viewers.

    Whoa! Back up there. The little twit “…sent a message to his nearly 700,000 Twitter followers” who subsequently complained to advertisers. What are the chances that David Hogg’s Twitter followers are also Ingraham’s viewers? Yeah, that’s the ticket: socialist teens and pussy-hat leftists are her viewer base.

    Nope, this is straight-up cowardice on the part of these companies. They’d come out in support Uncle Joe Stalin if a Twitter mob told them to. Well, that plus an infestation within their ranks of SJWs. Their HR departments already run re-education camps for their hapless employees.

    Regardless of the political affiliation of Ingraham’s viewers, the fact remains that she created news that was politically incorrect in the eyes of many consumers. And again, companies have to be consumer driven in order to survive. I used to own one and was criticized for far more mundane issues than this! One of the greatest realizations one learns from owning or running a business is simply that you always, always have a boss- the customer.

    Blame those who are truly responsible : the parents of these snotty kids, the MSM, and the people who tolerate their unique brand of fascism.

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  7. I just want to reiterate my disgust for parental supervision. If I’d decided to focus upon my 700,000 followers on Twitter and spend time protesting against a commentary instead of studying for my SATs, my parents would have locked me in my room sans electronics.

    Or to put it more succinctly, my late father told me I didn’t get to have a political opinion until I paid my first tax bill.

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  8. EThompson:
    If I’d decided to focus upon my 700,000 followers on Twitter and spend time protesting against a commentary instead of studying for my SATs, my parents would have locked me in my room sans electronics.

    And, perhaps if his parents had, he’d have learned a bit more of “speling” and “gramer” and gotten accepted by the colleges to which he applied.

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  9. John Walker:

    EThompson:
    If I’d decided to focus upon my 700,000 followers on Twitter and spend time protesting against a commentary instead of studying for my SATs, my parents would have locked me in my room sans electronics.

    And, perhaps if his parents had, he’d have learned a bit more of “speling” and “gramer” and gotten accepted by the colleges to which he applied.

    Oh dear me.

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  10. EThompson:

    drlorentz:

    EThompson:
    Ingraham is getting a lot of flack from her viewers.

    Whoa! Back up there. The little twit “…sent a message to his nearly 700,000 Twitter followers” who subsequently complained to advertisers. What are the chances that David Hogg’s Twitter followers are also Ingraham’s viewers? Yeah, that’s the ticket: socialist teens and pussy-hat leftists are her viewer base.

    Nope, this is straight-up cowardice on the part of these companies. They’d come out in support Uncle Joe Stalin if a Twitter mob told them to. Well, that plus an infestation within their ranks of SJWs. Their HR departments already run re-education camps for their hapless employees.

    Regardless of the political affiliation of Ingraham’s viewers, the fact remains that she created news that was politically incorrect in the eyes of many consumers. And again, companies have to be consumer driven in order to survive.

    I take your point that companies may fear punishment by consumers who are not fans of Ms. Ingraham’s show or Fox News. However this is a second-order concern. Companies advertising on her show are paying for eyeballs of her fans, not her haters. After all, even you were claiming she was “…getting a lot of flak from her viewers”, not from others.

    I don’t think it’s going out on a limb here to conjecture that her viewers are not anti-gun teens or pussy hatters who follow Mr. Hogg on Twitter. Hence, advertisers have little to fear from continuing to advertise on Ms. Ingraham since her viewers were probably cheering her on. Heck, she might even pick up some new viewers.

    Advertisers’ legitimate fear is the pussy hatters and the teens’ parents (teens themselves aren’t buying those products) might boycott them just because they advertise on Fox altogether. This is the sort of trouble R> ran into with certain advertisers: guilt by association.

    The fundamental problem is that these companies have management who actually agree with SJW positions. Some of them are probably even run by pussy hatters and fellow travelers. These entities are not neutral players in the market, much as the legacy media companies are not neutral. They don’t seem to mind alienating customers on the opposite side of the political spectrum. Starbucks, Google, Twitter, Paypal, and Amazon have all taken sides and yet have escaped consequences, so far anyway.

    It hasn’t always been thus. In the past, companies seemed fairly apolitical. The only solution is to take up the same tactics the Left is using to make companies fear wading into the political arena and focus on delivering quality products and services to everyone: more consumer value and less virtue signaling.

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  11. drlorentz:
    I don’t think it’s going out on a limb here to conjecture that her viewers are not anti-gun teens or pussy hatters who follow Mr. Hogg on Twitter. Hence, advertisers have little to fear from continuing to advertise on Ms. Ingraham since her viewers were probably cheering her on. Heck, she might even pick up some new viewers.

    The number of school shootings that have occurred since Columbine are understandably abhorrent to all citizens and have incurred fear and a highly emotional reaction. It’s always been easy to blame capitalism for the failures of the individual. History tells us this:

    Marxism. noun. The political and economic philosophy of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in which the concept of class struggle plays a central role in understanding society’s allegedly inevitable development from bourgeois oppression under capitalism to a socialist and ultimately classless society.

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  12. EThompson:

    drlorentz:
    I don’t think it’s going out on a limb here to conjecture that her viewers are not anti-gun teens or pussy hatters who follow Mr. Hogg on Twitter. Hence, advertisers have little to fear from continuing to advertise on Ms. Ingraham since her viewers were probably cheering her on. Heck, she might even pick up some new viewers.

    The number of school shootings that have occurred since Columbine are understandably abhorrent to all citizens and have incurred fear and a highly emotional reaction. It’s always been easy to blame capitalism for the failures of the individual. History tells us this:

    Marxism. noun. The political and economic philosophy of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in which the concept of class struggle plays a central role in understanding society’s allegedly inevitable development from bourgeois oppression under capitalism to a socialist and ultimately classless society.

    These companies are rent-seeking crony capitalists. They have more in common with Marxism than they do with capitalism, or perhaps more accurately, with fascism: either way,  some flavor of socialism.

    You are confusing capitalism and corporatism, as has already been noted by TKC, above.

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  13. drlorentz:
    You are confusing capitalism and corporatism, as has already been noted by TKC, above.

    I am not the least confused. Again, corporations react to consumer demand aka capitalism.

    I worked for two large public corporations and owned a very small one. I know of what I speak.

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  14. EThompson:

    drlorentz:
    You are confusing capitalism and corporatism, as has already been noted by TKC, above.

    I am not the least confused. Again, corporations react to consumer demand aka capitalism.

    I worked for two large public corporations and owned a very small one. I know of what I speak.

    Recently corporations react to shakedown artists. If they don’t pay the “blackmail” they will be branded various epithets. I don’t think this has anything to do with consumer demand. Do you have any experience with that?

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  15. 10 Cents:
    Recently corporations react to shakedown artists. If they don’t pay the “blackmail” they will be branded various epithets. I don’t think this has anything to do with consumer demand. Do you have any experience with that

    I did experience the beginning of a shakedown in CA when Governor Brown established a “debt reduction tax” on businesses based upon payroll. How smart was that?

    My biz accountant oversaw several restaurants in Orange County; his biggest account hired over 1,000 people and was hit by a $25K bill.

    I’ll support anything the Donald can do to stop the very expensive shenanigans (sanctuary cities, etc.) going on in that state.

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  16. EThompson:

    10 Cents:
    Recently corporations react to shakedown artists. If they don’t pay the “blackmail” they will be branded various epithets. I don’t think this has anything to do with consumer demand. Do you have any experience with that

    I did experience the beginning of a shakedown in CA when Governor Brown established a “debt reduction tax” on businesses based upon payroll. How smart was that?

    My biz accountant oversaw several restaurants in Orange County; his biggest account hired over 1,000 people and was hit by a $25K bill.

    I’ll support anything the Donald can do to stop the very expensive shenanigans (sanctuary cities, etc.) going on in that state.

    That is different.

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  17. 10 Cents:
    Recently corporations react to shakedown artists. If they don’t pay the “blackmail” they will be branded various epithets. I don’t think this has anything to do with consumer demand.

    As long ago as 1990 this racket was in effect.  I recall when our company (Autodesk, Inc.) was approached by “social justice” groups who had noted that we had dealers in South Africa and demanded that we cease doing business with them or else be denounced as “supporting apartheid”.  The MBA at the table shook in fear of this, but my view (having known our principal dealer there and visited a users’ group meeting in the country) was that the U.S. had not chosen to enact trade sanctions against South Africa and that our company, having no foreign policy, would comply with all U.S. laws, but not impose our own trade policy on top of them.  I happened to know that one of the programmes implemented by our dealer in South Africa was training black cab drivers as CAD operators to fill jobs which were open to all qualified candidates and give them a step up into the professional class.  If we froze out that country, this would come to an end.  (Well, not, really.  Most businesses in South Africa in the era had a cut-out in Botswana to get around any embargo.  But it was a matter of principle for me.)

    I won the argument, the MBA recovered from his pitty-pat heart, and we continued to sell to the dealer.  The threatened demonstrators never showed up outside our door.

    The sharks went hungry that month.

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