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Piling On!

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I know someone–to spare her further inconvenience, she shall remain nameless–who found her own Facebook page burdened by a message from some leftid who announced, “I’m voting Blue [Democrat/communist] in November!” To which she replied, “Who cares?”–when any reply at all, other than instant agreement, would have been a mistake.

Next thing she knew, her page was flooded with libs, all taking exception to the two words she wrote. It went on all day. I could’ve told her that would happen, but anticipating nothing of the kind, she never asked.

“Conversation,” in lib-speak, consists of as many leftids as can be packed into the room all shouting at the one poor devil who dissented from their opinion and who must now be hammered into silence. They call this “diversity.”

Remember: They’re only 8% of the population! It’s unseemly for 8% to bully 92%. Okay, with a population of 300 million, 8% still gives the Left some two and a half million fat-heads to work with. And normal people, among the remaining 280 million, have a lot of things they’d rather do, and had better do, than troll liberals’ social media pages.

Hint: Defunding the colleges would be a big, big help!


My Newswithviews Column, Aug. 9 (‘The Real Climate Change’)

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Does it seem to you that leftids, suddenly, are doubling down on their efforts to exert total control over the means of communication? Like they intend to silence all conservative voices–that is, everybody who’s not them–in time for the midterms?

https://newswithviews.com/the-real-climate-change/

They own the social media–literally–and now they’re trying to shut non-liberals out of it. Ordinarily I don’t hold with telling people what to do with their property. But the social media have spilled so far over into the public sector by now that it seems some intervention would be justified.


Facebook in the Soup

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I’m finding this story very hard to keep straight, but here goes my best try.

America’s nooze media and its Democrat sponsors are hopping mad at Facebook for, they say, turning over private user data, by the millions, to political campaigns. They’re mad now because Donald Trump’s 2016 primary campaign hired a British firm, Cambridge Analytica, to provide data that might be useful to their efforts; and that Facebook, illegally, was the source of that data.

But in 2012, the Obama campaign used tons of Facebook data, provided by Facebook, for the same purpose–which, according to Investors Business Daily, is “fact” (https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/facebook-data-scandal-trump-election-obama-2012/). Only the nooze media weren’t upset about it then because it benefited Democrats.

Now that the latest story has come out, Facebook stock has plunged, the Federal Trade Commission is investigating, the House Judiciary Committee has questions, and British officials are looking into Cambridge Analytica–which out of one corner of its mouth brags about performing dirty tricks to meddle in elections all over the world, and out of the other, insists it has done nothing wrong.

This comes on the heels of a censorship scandal: Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other social media have been caught suppressing the free speech of conservatives and anyone else who isn’t a flaming leftid. Some of you have personally experienced this.

Rush Limbaugh says the social media are owned, top to bottom, by the Left–so of course they want to censor us. But ownership by the Left notwithstanding, conservatives have successfully used the social media to get their message out, to come together and work together for their cause.

I think the nooze media would like it a lot if the social media just went away, despite the social media’s active efforts on behalf of leftism. They may be allies, but they’re also competition. Noozies would dearly love to go back to the days of no alternative media at all.

And so an intramural food fight is developing among major players on the Left, and who knows how it will turn out? I’d like to see conservatives form their own social media outlets–which may, indeed, be happening–and, if nothing else, compel the existing social media giants to clean up their act for fear of losing half (or more) of their market.


Say It Ain’t So!

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I’ve been having a lot of strange and unpleasant dreams lately, and I dearly hoped that this was one of them. But it isn’t.

Michelle Obama for President. 2020. (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-internet-really-wants-michelle-obama-to-run-for-president-in-2020/)

Both Obamas deny this is in the works. Because they are Democrats, and totally unable to speak the truth on purpose, that means they’re already working on it.

And it’s already big on Twitter and Facebook. Or so they say. It’s not like it’s the hardest thing in the world to create a fake social media buzz. They’ve got one tweet that says of Mrs. O running for president, “This would be the most iconic thing to ever happen in history.” I am so glad I didn’t say that.

So what is this? The Democrats are now the Wife Party, or what? Being related to a national leader qualifies you to be the next national leader?

It’s got to  be a dream. It’s just got to.

Jesu defend us.

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The Return of the Facebook Thingy

As mysteriously as they vanished this afternoon, now they’re back–the little numbers inside the blue Facebook circle at the bottom of each post on this blog. I have no idea what made them disappear, nor have I any idea by what unknown agency they have returned.

I don’t want you to get the idea that I’m thin-skinned about the idea of getting censored for my views. We’re not Europe yet–although News With Views, where I have a column once a week, has had real censorship (read “hacking”) issues which they have been put to a lot of trouble to rectify.

Someday soon in London, England, a blog like this will probably become impossible, what with a specially trained police squad–did I just say “police squad?” As in Leslie Nielson?–and a lot of frothing-at-the-mouth left-wing “volunteers,” backed up by Home Office money. London’s new Sharia Lite regime wishes to extirpate “hate speech,” meaning any speech that leftids and their cohorts don’t like. Don’t look for “Death to the infidels!” to be listed as a thing you’re not allowed to say.

Oh, well… time for a nap. See y’all later.


Share Me on Your Social Media (Please)

I am likely to come to a parting of the ways, soon, with Newswithviews.com, which means I will be an even more obscure writer than I am already.

Looking back, I find a suggestion from reader Jaroc Swift that I ask readers to share bits of this blog on the assorted social media, like Facebook and Twitter.

Well, now, that was a good idea that Jaroc had, and I’m here to ask you all again: please share me on your social media. I need the exposure and can’t afford to pay for it. And anyway I’d rather be mentioned by real people who really like my word than by some publicist who’d say Poems About Bunions was good if someone paid him.

I know, I know–not many of you have read my Bell Mountain books. But if you like the political commentary, the hymns, the satire, or any of the other stuff I post here, please share it with your friends.

It’s what Wytt the Omah would tell you to do, if he cared one iota for such things.


Fellow Bloggers and Readers! Gimme a Boost (Please!)

A reader has pointed out to me (thank you, Jaroc Swift!) that I haven’t been making good use of the social media. That’s because I’m an ignoramus when it comes to stuff like that. No, really–I never even thought about it.

So I’m acting on what I believe to be an excellent suggestion, and appealing to my readers and my fellow bloggers to share (Share?) my posts, etc., on assorted social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and whatever else there is out there. Remember how long it took me to learn how to post pictures and videos up here? That’ll give you an idea why I’ve been so behind-hand vis-a-vis the social media.

My publisher doesn’t do hardly any advertising, and has never had the connections to get their books into the bookstores, so really all I’ve got is this blog. No wonder “Abner Doubleday” thinks I’m an insect. (I would send Joe Collidge after him, but I’m pretty sure Joe is on his side.)

But if a few dozen of you, the few, the proud, start circulating my stuff around the social media, maybe I’ll come up in the world.

P.S.–Tomorrow, after I sleep on it and talk it over with Patty, I may have some news for you regarding my next Bell Mountain book.


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