I’m in Washington, D.C. for two cartoon events, one of which was last night. At that function, a reader of my blog told me he loved it but he rarely ever finishes reading it because they’re always too long. I agree, so today’s blog is going to be short.
I talked to my good friend Karen yesterday for just a minute. I’ve mentioned her here before so that must mean I talk to her a lot. Somebody has to talk to me. Anyways, Karen messaged to let me know Elon Musk had just successfully purchased Twitter. Even though I was traveling, I already knew because I have notifications enabled from The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CNN. I don’t miss much. But Karen told me this won’t affect her as she’s not on Twitter. I told her it would.
I heard that comment from a lot of people. First off, don’t sneer, poo-poo, or look down on Twitter if you’re on another social media platform. It’s like saying you’re too good for Papa John’s while eating Domino’s.
Karen is a smart person and quickly understood what I meant and changed her mind to agree with me. More people should do that, but no. Ya’ll continue to eat Domino’s Pizza and put ketchup on your hotdogs. You should know that I must love Karen a lot considering she’s one of those ketchup on hotdogs people. I once caught her eating a hotdog with ketchup on the Fourth of July, America’s birthday! But I digress.
As you know, Twitter is a huge platform, even if you’re too snotty to be on it. Since there’s so much consumption of information on Twitter, it can be extremely beneficial or dangerous. It’s both really. Now, it’s being taken over by a man who’s spent the past few years arguing that Twitter is suppressing free speech without understanding what free speech is. Elon Musk has argued for Donald Trump to have his Twitter account restored despite the thousands of lies he told on the platform, his retweets of Nazis, his racist and sexist attacks, and oh yeah, that time he used Twitter to organize a white nationalist goon terrorist attack to overturn a democratic election he lost to install him as an Oompa-Loompa fascist potentate.
So when the world burns down and we have a president installed by a Russian president and the Constitution’s trashed while every federal court is presided over by judges like the goon judge in Florida that overturned the travel face mask mandates, you will be affected whether you’re on Twitter or not. Yes, Twitter is that big. If it wasn’t for Twitter, Donald Trump may not have become president (sic) the first time.
Elon Musk has bought Twitter just in time to help the Republican Party retake Congress with the lying gaslighting campaigns. Elon has bought Twitter just in time to restore Donald Trump to the White House. By the way, Donald Trump has NOT stopped lying or trying to organize haters to do evil shit since he was booted from Twitter. He has not proven he should be let back in.
Letting Donald Trump back on Twitter is like kicking someone out of your party for crapping in the punch bowl, then spotting them doing the same thing to your mailbox and deciding he’s learned his lesson and should be allowed back in. Don’t let the punchbowl shitter back in the house.
If preventing these upcoming disasters was as simple as deleting my Twitter account, I would have done so in 2015.
Creative note: Seriously, this blog is short today because I’m tired. I didn’t get much sleep the night before last, and last night involved beer and camaraderie. I drew this cartoon at Soho Coffee near DuPont Circle, and it’s a great place. But, some British lady behind me talked on her phone throughout the entire time I was drawing this. It was the most mundane conversation I’ve ever heard with a sexy accent. Also, I need to eat something and get ready for tonight when my friend Lalo Alcaraz will be presented with the Herblock Award.
Music Note: I listened to the coffee shop music and the British lady behind me while drawing today’s cartoon. Her cat coughs up a lot of hairballs and she’s going to have her tire pressure inspected later today.
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