Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

After Sunday morning’s carnage in Orlando Donald Trump took to Twitter. His first two tweets were somewhat in the hazy vicinity of what you might expect from someone running for President of the United States.

“Really bad shooting in Orlando. Police investigating possible terrorism. Many people dead and wounded.” – 5:07 AM – 12 Jun 2016

“Horrific incident in FL. Praying for all the victims & their families. When will this stop? When will we get tough, smart & vigilant?” – 8:45 AM – 12 Jun 2016

But, unsurprisingly, he could not (more…)

Apparently I am missing out on all the fun because I am not on Twitter. On July 4th Chris Rock, the comedian, tweeted the following.

“Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks.”

Oh boy, did that piss off the Twitterverse and beyond!

It is not spilling state secrets saying this country, like many others, has a dismal history regarding (more…)

Today Junior Seau died. He was an ex-football star who had a distinguished 20 year career in the National Football League. Most likely he will eventually – and rightfully – get inducted into that sport’s Hall of Fame. Preliminary indications are he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 43.

Ever since Twitter burst into the collective consciousness people have used it as a vehicle to express public condolences when someone of note passes away. Today was no exception. Apparently the Twitterverse was bursting with (more…)