Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree

Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R-Arizona) teenage son has been caught using racist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic language on Twitter.  He’s chosen the name “n1ggerkiller” to play video games.  All the names in the world, you wonder what in his upbringing and home life led him to that particular choice.

Weiner — It’s All Twitter’s Fault

In his NYT Magazine interview, Anthony Weiner blames Twitter for his over-sharing of his penis:

“And if it wasn’t 2011 and it [Twitter] didn’t exist, it’s not like I would have gone out cruising bars or something like that.  It was just something that technology made possible and it became possible for me to do stupid things.”

Damn you, 2011, as Jon Stewart would say.  Um, Weiner, I’m guessing you would have found a way to do stupid things, cause that’s just the kind of narcissistic, immature, obnoxious little prick that you are.

More Weiner:

“I wasn’t really thinking. What does this mean that I’m doing this?  Is this risky behavior?  [Duh!]  Is this smart behavior?  [Double Duh!]  To me, it was just another way to feed this notion that I want to be liked and admired.  [For your penis?  You were a congressman with a pregnant wife, not a thirteen-year-old boy.]”


From “Egypt, Hearing From Obama, Moves to Heal Rift From Protests,” David Kirkpatrick, Helene Cooper and Mark Landler, NYT:

“But the war of words was continuing in Cairo on Thursday.

“The United States Embassy publicly mocked the [Muslim] Brotherhood for sending out conflicting messages in its English and Arabic Twitter accounts. ‘Egyptians rise up to support Mohamed in front of the American Embassy.  Sept.  11,’ read an Arabic language post the Brotherhood sent out on the day of the attacks — one of several over the last few days emphasizing outrage at the video or calls for its censorship.

“So on Thursday, when the group sent out a message of sympathy and support from its top strategist, Khairat el-Shater, from its English-language Twitter account, the Embassy responded tartly via Twitter.

“‘Thanks,’ its message read, ‘By the way, have you checked out you own Arabic feeds?  I hope you know we read those too.'”