Whenever I do a cartoon on Twitter, fuckers on Facebook comment telling me how they “don’t do Twitter,” and vice-versa when I do something on Facebook. Nitwits on Twitter reply and comment that they’re too good for Facebook and express hatred for Zuckerberg.
Stop it. I didn’t ask if you’re on Twitter or Facebook. And if you’re on one, then you’re not too good for the other. And, nobody asked. Get over yourself. Each platform is different. If one doesn’t appeal to you, that’s fine, but don’t act like you’re too good for it. The only platform we’re all too good for is Truth Social, and I’m even on that…for now.
Elon Musk and his cabbage-looking head has bought Twitter. I hate this. Before the sale was even confirmed, he started lopping off heads himself. Elon fired Chief Executive Parag Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal, and Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s head of legal policy. And now he’s on the hook to pay them over $204 million because they all had golden parachute packages. Wow, what a genius. But I’m sure Elon is going to try to convince us he invented Twitter.
Elon is such a genius that without any experience operating a social media platform, he fires everyone who does. Do you know what it’s like to operate a social media platform without any experience and when you’re a rancid dumbass? Check out Truth Social.
Conservatives, who confuse rallying terrorists and conspiracy theories with free speech, celebrated. Ben Shapiro tweeted a gif of popping champagne. Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted something about “freedom” and “winning.” Many are expecting Elon to lift the bans on Milo Yiannopoulos, Alex Jones, and Donald Trump. For his part, Trump truthed advice to Elon on how to run a social media platform and claimed Truth Social is a “phenomena,” whatever the hell that is. Trump also said Elon needs to get rid of all the fake accounts, which is funny because a huge percentage of Trump’s followers when he was on Twitter, were Russian bots.
A lot of Twitter users are claiming they will leave after Elon takes over. Well, he’s taken over. It’s here. I never promised to leave and I’m not…unless he bans me for the cabbage head comment. If I was going to leave something in trouble and going in a direction I hate, I would have moved to France in 2016. Besides, it took me over a decade to build a following of 14,300 people. I’m not throwing that away. I’m a fighter. I will fight for Twitter.
Why will I fight for Twitter? Because until at least now, it’s been the very best social media platform. Yes, this is true. They’ve been the most responsible for eradicating hate, conspiracy theories, and threats. Sure, they’re not perfect but I can tell you from personal experience, they’re much better at understanding what is and isn’t satire and what’s a violation of their terms of service. Twitter has never removed a cartoon of mine. I’ve had multiple cartoons removed by Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok. I really hope Elon doesn’t totally destroy what has been a pretty good thing up to this point.
It’s just unfortunate that now, the owner of Twitter is a guy who believes instigating white nationalist terrorists is free speech.
Creative Note: Since today is one of my CNN days (Thursdays and Fridays. Leave me alone on those days), I wanted to make this cartoon quick since I have a lot of work ahead of me. But once again, things got out of control and Easter egg after Easter egg kept landing in the cartoon. Also, it took a lot of time to draw all those jumpers.
Music note: I listened to Heart while drawing today’s cartoon.
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I think more time should be spent discussing Ye, the artist formerly known as Prince.
For me, you can be the bellwether. From wh
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thanks for the Easter eggs, Clay!
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Lookee all the Easter Eggs!
Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
Yep, it happened!! … “Elon Musk and his cabbage-looking head has bought Twitter. I hate this. Before the sale was even confirmed, he started lopping off heads himself. Elon fired Chief Executive Parag Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal, and Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s head of legal policy.”
I left Truth Social a few weeks ago, and will leave Twitter and/or Facebook if Trump is reinstated on either or both, for I refuse to share airspace with him. Too bad if that happens, for I enjoy both from time-to-time for the camaraderie and the occasional opportunity to get a dig in at the likes of Kevin McCarthy et al.
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You can also have outposts on Counter Social and Mastodon. We’re building quite the communities over there.
Thank you for your commentary Clay. You have reminded me of some good reasons to stay, I’ve never been one to give up. Let’s face it, we really don’t know how long this musky bloke going to last anyway. He’s a far more sensitive egotistical git than most. 🤭