— SnarkTank™ (@SnarkkTank) September 27, 2022
Shouldn’t comedy kick up at people in authority, and not down at those who have no power? “I think you’ve got to be very, very careful about saying what you’re allowed to make jokes about,” he says. “You’ve always got to kick up? Really? What if there’s someone extremely smug, arrogant, aggressive, self-satisfied, who happens to be below in society? They’re not all in houses of parliament or in monarchies. There are lots of extremely smug and self-satisfied people in what would be deemed lower down in society, who also deserve to be pulled up. In a proper free society, you should be allowed to make jokes about absolutely anything.”
I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 25, 2022
GOOD NEWS ALERT:
Liev Schreiber just helped cook nearly one ton of brisket for Ukrainian refugees for Passover.
He worked with Chef Jose Andres' @WCKitchen to help cook a traditional Passover meal for refugees as they crossed into Poland.
Together, they fed thousands. pic.twitter.com/XEu6G07Vyl
— Goodable (@Goodable) April 16, 2022
Once I respect a person, a form of loyalty kicks in, and it’s hard for me to give it up. Sadly, I am getting close to that with Mitt Romney. I grew to respect him during his presidential run, even attending his rally in Manchester, New Hampshire the night before he lost the election (if I remember correctly).
This tweet from yesterday isn’t the first thing he’s said or done that has disappointed me:
Tulsi Gabbard is parroting false Russian propaganda. Her treasonous lies may well cost lives.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 13, 2022
If I’m chatting with some guy at the local convenience store, I have no expectations his words will always be well thought out or well-informed. As for a tweet from someone as accomplished as Mr. Romney…those should reflect thorough consideration and accuracy.
Perhaps Tulsi Gabbard is incorrect. Perhaps part of that inaccuracy is Russian propaganda. But…
- This country is not Russia, so we encourage free speech
- Just because what you say is beneficial to your “enemy,” doesn’t make it wrong or verboten
- Treason (“treasonous lies”) has very specific…extremely negative…connotations and Gabbard has not committed it
But, to be honest, that’s not why I am writing this post. After a very thorough rebuttal of Romney’s ill-advised tweet, Gabbard wrapped up with a line that needs to be repeated over-and-over:
So, Senator Romney, you have a choice: out of pride, continue to deny the truth or admit you are wrong, apologize, and resign.
And remember that without the truth, we can be neither safe nor free.
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) March 14, 2022
Now, her suggestion that a politician should resign ‘cause he said something really stupid may not be reasonable (we’d have very few left if that was taken to heart), but…
”And remember that without the truth, we can neither be safe nor free” should be framed and put up on a wall.
Kudos former Congresswoman Gabbard!
P.S. Here are images of the exchange, in case any tweets disappear: Read More
I don’t know if this is a “noble lie,” but…
During his inaugural address in 2019, Zelensky told lawmakers: “I do not want my picture in your offices: the President is not an icon, an idol or a portrait. Hang your kids' photos instead, and look at them each time you are making a decision.” pic.twitter.com/fjsHudv7FV
— Benjamin Ramm (@BenjaminRamm) February 26, 2022
- If true: More kudos to Zelensky
- True or false: Great advice for every politician…actually, for every human being
Image, just in case the tweet disappears: Read More
Kudos rapper Rick Ro$$.
Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 26, 2022
You are most welcome
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 28, 2022
SpaceX Starlink is working in Kyiv, Ukraine!
The Dishy was placed just outside my window, even without adjustments.
Thanks, @SpaceX team, for your support 🙂
— Oleg Kutkov (@olegkutkov) February 28, 2022
Kudos again to the Women’s Tennis Association:
There may be a sport that hasn’t sold its soul:
And here are a couple of formal statements from the WTA:
Kudos to the WTA.
2. To comply with the law, businesses must ensure sign-ups are clear, consensual, and easy to cancel. Specifically, businesses should provide cancellation mechanisms that are at least as easy to use as the method the customer used to buy the product or service in the first place.
— Lina Khan (@linakhanFTC) October 29, 2021
Kudos to Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter:
Credit where credit is due…Microsoft 365 for Business is a ridiculously inexpensive, robust offering: