a tweet from yesterday………………….
Anjem Choudary @anjemchoudary
Woolwich is a lesson for us all, we must take the role of the UK in Muslim land seriously & its harsh repercussions on the streets of the UK
4:50 PM – 22 May 2013
The actual photos and tweets of the 23-year-old high school math teacher who posted half-nude photos of herself, called a student jail bait and chatted freely about getting high have found their way back online.
The website Topsy.com has published a cache of McKinney’s now-legendary tweets, such as, “I live a double life. Teacher by day, stoner/raver/rager by night.”
Her Twitter bio read, “Stay high. Stay drunk…Mile High City,” notes KMGH-TV in Denver.
School officials at Overland High School in Aurora, Colorado placed the teacher, Carly McKinney, on administrative leave yesterday after a local television station publicized the raunchy contents of her Twitter page. The first-year math teacher’s Twitter account, CarlyCrunkBear (@crunk_bear), disappeared soon after the report.
Students at Overland High who believe McKinney’s treatment is unfair have taken to Twitter themselves in protest. They are using the hash tag “#freecrunkbear,” reports KUSA-TV, the NBC affiliate that broke the story.
Read and see more here.
That’s the title of a recent post by Eric Odom of Liberty News, who’s pondering the question after studying the decline of conservative blogs since he last did a survey in 2009.
Well, in one respect Eric is correct when he notes:
Truthfully, blogging takes a lot of work. Time is required and a lot of it if you want readers. Especially now that an active social media presence is needed to drive growth and personal influence.
He’s exactly right on that one, as I would estimate I spend between 15 and 20 hours a week working on this site. That’s not necessarily just doing the writing, but promotion, attending events I cover, and reading other news sites to pick up ideas and trends. I’ve been blessed with a mind which rarely encounters writer’s block, but as a tradeoff readers may notice I veer onto non-political avenues once in awhile. (The best case in point is my Delmarva Shorebirds coverage, mostly during the summer. Local music also finds its way here.)
Yet if I were to survey the many thousands of bloggers who have left the field since 2009, my wager is that a significant number of them have simply traded in their blogs for other communication venues, particularly Twitter. WordPress is pretty easy for me to work with, but it’s no match for Tweeting to those who used to simply link to another post and perhaps add a line or two of commentary. 140 characters is about the length of a good-sized sentence like the example you’re reading, and for many it’s enough to express a thought. If they need a little more space, there’s always a Facebook page. It’s far easier to be the master of a Facebook page or a Twitter account than the servant of a blog site where new content is demanded regularly.
There’s also the idea of having to build and keep an audience, which is difficult because it requires that same consistent approach. I once read that the key to blogging success is to write 2500 words a day, which is generally more than I put in. My output is usually about half that, although my Ten Question Tuesday segments so far have exceeded that 2500-word figure. Of course, I didn’t have to be creative for those aside from coming up with the questions and tenor of the conversation. To be able to write creatively at such a pace it would also be to have my sole source of income and thus far that’s not been a doable option.
It occurred to me that I had my own (partial) list of blogs from back around that time, as the also now-defunct BlogNetNews used to “rank” conservative websites in Maryland. This was the list I had from 2008 as I compiled my own ranking of these sites – out of those twenty I believe this site, Red Maryland, and The Hedgehog Report are the only ones still posting on a regular basis.
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Kim Kardashian tweeted support for Israel and then backtracked after savages tweeted hate and death threats. Of course, a weak minded and weaker willed Kardashian deleted the tweet. Not surprising – her cowardice mimics the weakness and ignorance of much of her generation.
She supported the civilized man, then caved to savages.
UPDATE: FOX has this:
Kim Kardashian slammed over pro-Israel tweet, deletes it
On Friday morning Kim Kardashian sent out a supportive Israel tweet, declaring to her almost 17 million followers that she was “Praying for everyone in Israel.” What she probably wasn’t anticipating was the violent backlash, including death wishes.
“Die in hell,” wrote one, another called the E! sensation a “bit*h” who “should die there,” while others went even further. Less brutal detractors said they had “lost all respect for her,” were giving her “the middle finger,” and called her a “disgrace to her people” and outright “disgusting.”
Others told her she should be “praying for Palestine, not Israel.” So she reportedly tried that.
According to , which archives all tweets even if a user deletes them, five minutes after the initial post, Kardashian attempted to appease her haters with the follow-up tweet: “praying for everyone in Palestine and across the world!”
However, both tweets soon disappeared from her account and she has returned to discussing other important things – like her two-hour Tracy Anderson workout this morning.
Yet the derision lives on.
Read more here.
Running for president isn’t just a long, arduous struggle anymore, it’s downright dangerous! Proof of this can be found in hundreds of online death threats made against GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney that are receiving far less coverage in “mainstream” news outlets than when Barack Obama faced similar hostility while campaigning for the White House in 2008.
One example of the disparity between the coverage of the 2008 and 2012 campaigns is the multitude of death threats posted on the Twitter social website against the former Massachusetts governor since the second presidential debate on Tuesday.
Most of the reporting on this situation is being provided by a number of right-leaning websites, including Twitchy, Infowars, PrisonPlanet, The Blaze and Breitbart.
Twitchy has compiled a list of some of the most outrageous and vulgar postings from people who fear that the Republican leader might actually win on November 6, including a tweet posted by Alyece Johnson in which she says: “Romney make me wanna hop through the tv & just assassinate his ass.”
“If Romney wins this election, he might as well wear a shirt that says ‘Assassinate Me Bitch,'” was posted by a person with the screen name Gotta___Love3it.
“Y’all ready to assassinate romney?” asks Paper Habits. Apparently, Weston Sebree is ready since he states: “I’m gonna murder Romney right now–.”
Meanwhile, Bri Mack states: I would bail anyone out if they was just to murder romney right now.”
I’m down RT went so far as to state: “I hate Romney’s voice … , somebody assassinate him now pls.”
Many of the threats came from people who believe that if Romney is elected, he’ll do away with the food stamp program (which isn’t true), and that’s why Judith_bossinx3 shouts: IF ROMNEY GES ELECTED AND TAKES AWAY MY FOOD STAMPS IMA SEND SOMEONE TO MURDER HIS ASS.”
And Mark Garcia takes a bipartisan approach to the situation. “Give me a rifle I’ll assassinate both Romney and Obama.”
Read more here.
Despite numerous media outlets attempting to downplay the issue, Twitter exploded last night following the debate with new threats from Obama supporters to assassinate Mitt Romney if he defeats Obama in the presidential race.
As we reported yesterday, in addition to threats by Obama supporters to riot if Romney wins, innumerable Twitter users are also making direct death threats against Romney.
The primary reason given for Obama supporters wanting to see Romney dead is the fear that he will take away food stamps.
If the tables were turned and conservatives were making death threats against Obama in these numbers, it would be a national news story. Indeed, the mere act of hanging empty chairs from trees as a reference to Clint Eastwood’s RNC speech was hyped by the media as a deadly sign that conservatives were out to lynch black people if Obama won.
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Surviving slavery, segregation and discrimination has forged a special pride in African-Americans. Now some are saying this hard-earned pride has become prejudice in the form of blind loyalty to President Barack Obama.
Are black people supporting Obama mainly because he’s black? If race is just one factor in blacks’ support of Obama, does that make them racist? Can blacks’ support for Obama be compared with white voters who may favor his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, because he’s white?
These questions have long animated conservatives who are frustrated by claims that white people who oppose Obama’s policies are racist. This week, when a black actress who tweeted an endorsement of Romney was subjected to a stream of abuse from other African-Americans, the politics of racial accusation came full circle once again.
Stacey Dash, who also has Mexican heritage, is best known for the 1995 film “Clueless” and the recent cable-TV drama “Single Ladies.” On Twitter, she was called “jigaboo,” “traitor,” “house nigger” and worse after posting, “Vote for Romney. The only choice for your future.”
Read more here.