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2009-11-16 04:33:09 PM  
Things like this is why Charles Johnson told all the right wing to pound sand.

Are you people serial? If he did tweet, the right wing fauxrage would be "With two wars to fight, an economy in a mess, why is the President tweeting?"

Fark you, a thousand times FARK YOU!
 
2009-11-16 04:34:56 PM  
i182.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-16 04:35:46 PM  
First Bowgate, and now Tweetgate. Obama just goes from one scandal to the next.
 
2009-11-16 04:36:01 PM  
If only I'd voted for McCain, this national nightmare wouldn't be going on.
 
2009-11-16 04:36:17 PM  
I'm shocked, shocked to find out the POTUS isn't personally writing his own tweets. Next thing you'll tell me is that he doesn't personally code the Whitehouse webpage, doesn't personally mail the Whitehouse Christmas cards, and doesn't even scoop up his dog's turds.
 
2009-11-16 04:38:09 PM  
What's that sound? It sounds like a far-off approaching DERP.
 
2009-11-16 04:38:31 PM  
his reply: "I have never used Twitter but I'm an advocate of technology and not restricting internet access."

Did anyone actually think he was the one using his account? Also people who use the word "atwitter" when referring in any way to Twitter are douchebags.
 
2009-11-16 04:39:04 PM  
It's simply a delegation of responsibility tweets.
 
2009-11-16 04:40:19 PM  

Hender: What's that sound? It sounds like a far-off approaching DERP.



It's the Derpcoptor.
 
2009-11-16 04:42:56 PM  

Mordant: If only I'd voted for McCain, this national nightmare wouldn't be going on.


He could have easily explained to the Chinese what a telegraph is.
 
2009-11-16 04:47:45 PM  
TFA: Got that? The President went to China, was asked about Twitter and it was streamed live on his Facebook page. How the world has changed...He's never used Twitter! Shocking, given that his account with 2.6 million followers has even been "verified" by Twitter headquarters!

Jesus H. Pennypacking CHRIST with a POPSICLE STICK, the things you farking right-wing retards will get your panties in a wad over are MIND-BOGGLING. Please, all of you, just kill yourselves. You're offering absoluting nothing productive to the conversation or society.
 
2009-11-16 04:48:18 PM  
Meh. He's got bigger fish to fry. You can't tweet a terrorism out of caves.
 
2009-11-16 04:49:26 PM  
img23.imageshack.us
 
2009-11-16 04:50:11 PM  
Anyone who thought his twitter feed was personally run by the President of the United States was just a little delusional.
 
2009-11-16 04:52:16 PM  

unlikely: Anyone who thought his twitter feed was personally run by the President of the United States was just a little delusional.


They are the same people who think the myspace pages of celebrities are real and post like "hey, i love your show LOL" on their comments.

Not delusional. Complete tardbuckets.
 
2009-11-16 04:54:47 PM  

unlikely: Anyone who thought his twitter feed was personally run by the President of the United States was just a little delusional.


I would think that anyone following said Twitter feed wasn't exactly a Mensa member, either.
 
2009-11-16 04:56:45 PM  
FTFA: More... IOpian added this:

"Maybe he can see if Palin will show him how to use it."


Well, sure she's got the time, it's not like she's got a job or anything.
 
2009-11-16 04:56:57 PM  
maybe his fake twitter page will draw some pressure off his fake birth certificate.
 
2009-11-16 04:59:23 PM  

Mordant: If only I'd voted for McCain, this national nightmare wouldn't be going on.


Well..yeah...remember he can't use a computer
 
2009-11-16 05:03:01 PM  

thomps: maybe his fake twitter page will draw some pressure off his fake birth certificate.


Orly's already demanding to see his long-form tweets.
 
2009-11-16 05:09:23 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: thomps: maybe his fake twitter page will draw some pressure off his fake birth certificate.

Orly's already demanding to see his long-form tweets.


how can we be asked to support a president that can't even take the time to personally broadcast the minutia of his life throughout the day? i think this proves once and for all that obama doesn't represent the values of real america and in all likelihood is an al qaeda sleeper cell.
 
2009-11-16 05:09:48 PM  
Obama rickrolled me.
 
2009-11-16 05:11:22 PM  
Do they really call it the great firewall?
 
2009-11-16 05:12:37 PM  
Sarah Palin may have time to Twitter, but the President of the United States has actual responsibilities.
 
2009-11-16 05:15:11 PM  
This is history. 11:15 PM Nov 7th from web

haha. A)who would think he actually wrote that B)who actually wrote that?
 
2009-11-16 05:16:52 PM  

ToxicMunkee: Sarah Palin may have time to Twitter, but the President of the United States has actual responsibilities.


ipoopexcellence.com
 
2009-11-16 05:18:48 PM  
lunchinlewis: Do they really call it the great firewall?
Yes^
 
2009-11-16 05:23:54 PM  
Here's a gem from some dude Obama is following: I LIKE BIG BOOTY GIRLS WIT DEM BIG O BUTTS DONT MATTER DA COLOR WHITE, BLACK, LATINO, MEXICAN, ASIAN, GREEN, BLUE, OR AFRICAN... 5:24 PM Nov 13th from web

Awesome.
 
2009-11-16 05:27:05 PM  
...is that site the new Free Republic or something? I made the mistake of trying to read some of the comments, and now I have a headache.
 
2009-11-16 05:33:31 PM  

lunchinlewis: Here's a gem from some dude Obama is following: I LIKE BIG BOOTY GIRLS WIT DEM BIG O BUTTS DONT MATTER DA COLOR WHITE, BLACK, LATINO, MEXICAN, ASIAN, GREEN, BLUE, OR AFRICAN... 5:24 PM Nov 13th from web

Awesome.


infuriating. those liberal gluttial relativists will never admit that there is an objectively best type of big booty girl. it's big, green and standing in the middle of the new york harbor. if you don't like it, you can move to canada.
 
2009-11-16 05:38:38 PM  
Entry #46 in the Poupon Files. A double-outrage day!
 
2009-11-16 05:38:54 PM  
A series of twits?
 
2009-11-16 05:39:19 PM  
he doesn't tweet his own twittle?


can't believe i typed that...
 
2009-11-16 05:39:31 PM  
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say: I'm glad he doesn't know what twitter is.
 
2009-11-16 05:39:42 PM  

colon_pow: he doesn't tweet his own twittle?


can't believe i typed that...


He doesn't twitter his own twat.
 
2009-11-16 05:40:50 PM  
THIS JUST IN...

Sometimes on Twitter people who are too busy to update their own Twitter account employ people to update their twitter for them.

Yes, yes that does mean that a bottle of mountain dew isn't the thing updating this http://twitter.com/mtn_Dew

Santa isn't real either. That is all.

/humbug
 
2009-11-16 05:41:16 PM  
I follow "barackobama" on twitter.

Not for one moment did I imagine he was typing out the Tweets.

Come on.
 
2009-11-16 05:41:40 PM  

elchip: colon_pow: he doesn't tweet his own twittle?


can't believe i typed that...

He doesn't twitter his own twat.


what a twisted type of twittle tweeter won't even tweetle his own twits.

now look what you did.
i'm outraged again.
 
2009-11-16 05:42:04 PM  

Nabb1: unlikely: Anyone who thought his twitter feed was personally run by the President of the United States was just a little delusional.

I would think that anyone following said Twitter feed wasn't exactly a Mensa member, either.


Why is that?
 
2009-11-16 05:42:49 PM  

lennavan: THIS JUST IN...

Sometimes on Twitter people who are too busy to update their own Twitter account employ people to update their twitter for them.

Yes, yes that does mean that a bottle of mountain dew isn't the thing updating this http://twitter.com/mtn_Dew

Santa isn't real either. That is all.

/humbug


Noooooooooooooo...

You mean my parents have been lying to me for years?! A bottle of Mountain Dew isn't capable of manipulating a Twitter account?!?!?!
 
2009-11-16 05:44:21 PM  

colon_pow: what a twisted type of twittle tweeter won't even tweetle his own twits.

now look what you did.
i'm outraged again.


Tweeter twiper twipped a tweck of twickled tweppers?
 
2009-11-16 05:44:35 PM  
doesnt surprise me, thats what staffers are for.
he has real work to do.
 
2009-11-16 05:45:54 PM  

ToxicMunkee: Sarah Palin may have time to Twitter, but the President of the United States has actual responsibilities.


Like playing more golf in his first year than any other President in History.
 
2009-11-16 05:46:04 PM  
Thank GOD he doesn't actually use twitter.
 
2009-11-16 05:47:06 PM  
Shouldn't have been @barackobama. Feed should be @whitehouse. Using the name of the President tends to leave those who may not think it all the way through that they are reading actual thoughts from the President, especially when faced with responses like "Humbled." after the Nobel announcement. Not something I would expect nor request from a staffer.
 
2009-11-16 05:47:30 PM  
I hear GWB is constantly using the Twitters.
 
2009-11-16 05:47:48 PM  
Jeez, what a MORON!
 
2009-11-16 05:49:29 PM  
Are we really supposed to care about this? Really?
 
2009-11-16 05:50:53 PM  
Oh yeah, Obama has real work to do!

Like play golf and have beer summits, and meet with his ACORN and SEIU thug friends.
 
2009-11-16 05:51:12 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: Shouldn't have been @barackobama. Feed should be @whitehouse. Using the name of the President tends to leave those who may not think it all the way through that they are reading actual thoughts from the President, especially when faced with responses like "Humbled." after the Nobel announcement. Not something I would expect nor request from a staffer.


@whogivesashiat
 
2009-11-16 05:51:37 PM  
So the Bam Bam is still a useless lying shiat bucket. Does the same person who writes his twitter shiat tell him what to think on the teleprompter too?
 
2009-11-16 05:51:39 PM  
It probably said "What's a twitter?" right there on the teleprompter.
 
2009-11-16 05:52:22 PM  

Headso: I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say: I'm glad he doesn't know what twitter is.


Not using Twitter is a plus, I agree, but it's clear from the actual quote that he DOES know what it is. He just doesn't use it. So subby's dishonest headline makes it sound much worse than it really was.

Frankly, I would be worried if the POTUS were actually personally "tweeting" to everyone. Any anyone who thought he was is an idiot.
 
2009-11-16 05:53:33 PM  
If I used Twitter i wouldn't admit it either.
How embarrassing to be caught out as an OCD narcissistic nincompoop.
 
2009-11-16 05:56:47 PM  

vernonFL: Oh yeah, Obama has real work to do!

Like play golf and have beer summits, and meet with his ACORN and SEIU thug friends.


Holy shiat. I just realized something.

SEIU
ACORN

SEIU + ACORN = SA.

If you're not a student of history, you may not know the name SA, the Sturmabteilung, the Storm Detachment.

But you know them by their more famous nickname: Brownshirts.

upload.wikimedia.org

Barack Hussein Obama

RHEI
HIER
HItlER
 
2009-11-16 05:57:02 PM  

The_Six_Fingered_Man: Shouldn't have been @barackobama. Feed should be @whitehouse. Using the name of the President tends to leave those who may not think it all the way through that they are reading actual thoughts from the President, especially when faced with responses like "Humbled." after the Nobel announcement. Not something I would expect nor request from a staffer.


"Feed should be @whitehouse", it is - http://www.twitter.com/whitehouse does come from his staff (not exactly secret).

@barackobama has been run by the DNC since its creation. They've said this a few times, but it was a bit disingenuous when that account was posting during the campaign as if they actually WERE Obama (especially since the account went all but dead for a while after the election).
 
2009-11-16 05:58:45 PM  

Hoopido: So the Bam Bam is still a useless lying shiat bucket. Does the same person who writes his twitter shiat tell him what to think on the teleprompter too?


The above quote is proof that people too stupid to breath DO exist.. unless it was just a troll. Dear god please let it be a troll.

I would honestly be fairly embarrassed of our president if he was a prolific twitter'r.
 
2009-11-16 06:00:04 PM  

Hoopido: So the Bam Bam is still a useless lying shiat bucket. Does the same person who writes his twitter shiat tell him what to think on the teleprompter too?


In rare cases, Twitter may cause extensive butthurt. Discontinue all use of the internet and seek immediate medical attention for this condition.
 
2009-11-16 06:00:33 PM  
When Republican Presidents do this, it just proves how out of touch they are with society. When Democrat Presidents do it, it's because they are busy at work.
 
2009-11-16 06:01:46 PM  

Cataholic: When Republican Presidents do this, it just proves how out of touch they are with society. When Democrat Presidents do it, it's because they are busy at work.


Do you people even try to make sense any more?
 
2009-11-16 06:02:13 PM  
Joseph Robinette Biden

OSEBBE
OEBBES
gOEBBElS
 
2009-11-16 06:03:37 PM  

elchip: Joseph Robinette Biden

OSEBBE
OEBBES
gOEBBElS


Wait, Goebbels wasn't #2, it was Goering!

Joseph Robinette Biden

OERIN
gOERINg

You don't even need to rearrange the letters !!!!1!!!1!
 
2009-11-16 06:03:53 PM  
Two years ago, nobody had heard about twitter. For the last two years the man has been running for, and now is, the President. I doubt he has time to find out about the latest social networking fad.
 
2009-11-16 06:03:57 PM  

Cataholic: When Republican Presidents do this, it just proves how out of touch they are with society. When Democrat Presidents do it, it's because they are busy at work.


Seems like there's some rumors on the internets about that. Maybe it was on the google?
 
2009-11-16 06:03:59 PM  

jayg22: ToxicMunkee: Sarah Palin may have time to Twitter, but the President of the United States has actual responsibilities.

Like playing more golf in his first year than any other President in History.


Which still takes less time than flying down to Texas to move brush.
 
2009-11-16 06:05:04 PM  
these threads hurt
 
2009-11-16 06:05:44 PM  

Seabon: Two years ago, nobody had heard about twitter. For the last two years the man has been running for, and now is, the President. I doubt he has time to find out about the latest social networking fad.


Think of it. Five years ago no one had ever heard of Bajor or Deep Space 9 and now, all our hopes rest here.
 
2009-11-16 06:07:19 PM  
Considering that the President is obviously hiding something about his Twitter account, either leading his Twitter-followers into believing that it is him when it really isn't, or lying that he doesn't Tweet when he really does, I have to say that I am unconvinced about the veracity of his words with regards to his birth certificate. If he will lie, in either case you see a definite lie, about something as simple as Twitter, then what steps would he go to to hide a the fact that he was not a natural born citizen?

.... brain starting to function....

oh my god. I clicked the link. The post was bad enough but my brain completely froze when I began reading the comments.

So much Warble.
So much Garble.

The horror! The horror!!

Seriously, though. If he was tweeting his own twitter, these nuts would be going on about how immoral he was and how he was such a bad example for our kids.

Cause, ya know, I was equating tweeting his twitter to masterbating.

See what I did there?

Dang Colon_Pow for beating me there.

/Mr. Kurtz, He is dead.
//The king is in the counting house, tweeting about, tweeting about, tweeting about it....
 
2009-11-16 06:08:05 PM  
i twitter on the shi**er and i tweet in the street.


i am hardcore.
 
2009-11-16 06:08:37 PM  
good stuff Gormenghast
 
2009-11-16 06:09:10 PM  

VictoryCabal: I'm shocked, shocked to find out the POTUS isn't personally writing his own tweets. Next thing you'll tell me is that he doesn't personally code the Whitehouse webpage, doesn't personally mail the Whitehouse Christmas cards, and doesn't even scoop up his dog's turds.


This is why liberals can't be entrepreneurs. A conservative would be so efficient and diligent with the taxpayer money that he'd hand code the website in notepad and hand in a budget for the Office of the First Lady that has 2 line items: Cleaning Supplies and Sandwich Fixins.
 
2009-11-16 06:12:11 PM  
I, brainiac-dumdum, have never used Twitter before either.

I also do not have a facebook page.
 
2009-11-16 06:12:11 PM  
I thought Twitter was mostly ignorant Republican voters. I guess this means there are a lot of ignorant Obama voters using it too.
 
2009-11-16 06:12:13 PM  

jayg22: ToxicMunkee: Sarah Palin may have time to Twitter, but the President of the United States has actual responsibilities.

Like playing more golf in his first year than any other President in History.


i13.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-16 06:13:53 PM  

Cataholic: When Republican Presidents do this, it just proves how out of touch they are with society. When Democrat Presidents do it, it's because they are busy at work.


All those Republican Presidents with staff tweeters should demand an apology.
 
2009-11-16 06:15:45 PM  

bulldg4life: Mordant: If only I'd voted for McCain, this national nightmare wouldn't be going on.

Well..yeah...remember he can't use a computer


I still cannot get over that
 
2009-11-16 06:27:52 PM  
Just so I'm clear....there are people that thought the president was updating the White House Twitter account?
 
2009-11-16 06:28:36 PM  
"It's not my Twitter."

"It's attached to your Facebook, muthalickah."
 
2009-11-16 06:29:15 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Just so I'm clear....there are people that thought the president was updating the White House Twitter account?


Obviously Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit is distraught.
 
2009-11-16 06:29:20 PM  

brainiac-dumdum: bulldg4life: Mordant: If only I'd voted for McCain, this national nightmare wouldn't be going on.

Well..yeah...remember he can't use a computer

I still cannot get over that


i just completed an 8 figure transaction for a client. the purchaser of the project did not have an email address or a computer, sent me things typed on a typewriter or handwritten, all via fax. he's probably mccain's age, but still ... wtf dude.
 
2009-11-16 06:29:53 PM  

unlikely: Anyone who thought his twitter feed was personally run by the President of the United States was just a little delusional.


I'm a libertarian/slight right winger, and not a fan of Obama in any real way whatsoever, and I find the idea of Obama not writing his own tweets to be obvious.

I was curious as to how Obama would be totally ignorant of the technology, given the huge role it played in the Iranian situation earlier this year, then I decided to RTFA and realized that subby decided to abuse the quotation marks.

He knows exactly what it is, how it works, and what it is capable of.
 
2009-11-16 06:29:58 PM  

JQPublic: "It's not my Twitter."

"It's attached to your Facebook, muthalickah."


I loled
 
2009-11-16 06:30:10 PM  

WaltzingMathilda: brainiac-dumdum: bulldg4life: Mordant: If only I'd voted for McCain, this national nightmare wouldn't be going on.

Well..yeah...remember he can't use a computer

I still cannot get over that

i just completed an 8 figure transaction for a client. the purchaser of the project did not have an email address or a computer, sent me things typed on a typewriter or handwritten, all via fax. he's probably mccain's age, but still ... wtf dude.


and i guess my point with the money number was, how did he get so damned wealthy while ignoring technology?
 
2009-11-16 06:32:27 PM  
Next you'll tell me that despite the fact that I get One.org emails from Bono and Matt Damon, they don't have me listed in their Outlook contacts.
 
2009-11-16 06:36:23 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: there are people that thought the president was updating the White House Twitter account?


He appointed a Czar for that.
 
2009-11-16 06:36:59 PM  
It's not a Pro-Obama thread so there won't be hundreds of responses by the Fark resident Obamatons.
Should have an OBVIOUS tag.
 
2009-11-16 06:37:32 PM  

WaltzingMathilda: brainiac-dumdum: bulldg4life: Mordant: If only I'd voted for McCain, this national nightmare wouldn't be going on.

Well..yeah...remember he can't use a computer

I still cannot get over that

i just completed an 8 figure transaction for a client. the purchaser of the project did not have an email address or a computer, sent me things typed on a typewriter or handwritten, all via fax. he's probably mccain's age, but still ... wtf dude.


I don't really understand how people just drop out of technology. Like they're frozen in time or something. Stagnation is never healthy.
 
2009-11-16 06:37:59 PM  
application.denofgeek.com

Oooohhh, twit, ahhhh, another twit
 
2009-11-16 06:38:55 PM  

JunkyJu: It's not a Pro-Obama thread so there won't be hundreds of responses by the Fark resident Obamatons.
Should have an OBVIOUS tag.


if there aren't hundreds of responses, i think it's most likely because it's a boring non-story. if there are hundreds of responses, it will likely be because everyone is making fun of you.
 
2009-11-16 06:43:04 PM  

thomps: JunkyJu: It's not a Pro-Obama thread so there won't be hundreds of responses by the Fark resident Obamatons.
Should have an OBVIOUS tag.

if there aren't hundreds of responses, i think it's most likely because it's a boring non-story. if there are hundreds of responses, it will likely be because everyone is making fun of you.


or they don't contain the magic words 'Palin', 'Beck', or 'teabagger'.
 
2009-11-16 06:44:00 PM  
Another throw away thread over a petty non-issue just so it can be rated "fascist" and satisfy the scam known as P.I.T.A. Keep up the great work you hack moderators.
 
2009-11-16 06:44:23 PM  
As opposed to Palin and Grassley, who are readily identified by the flat-out moronic tweets that they personally thumb out.
 
2009-11-16 06:44:51 PM  
All I know is that the jerk won't give me an add on LinkedIn!
 
2009-11-16 06:44:56 PM  
OK, so who's got that fauxtrage list? Looks like we've got another item to add.
 
2009-11-16 06:44:56 PM  

vabeard: thomps: JunkyJu: It's not a Pro-Obama thread so there won't be hundreds of responses by the Fark resident Obamatons.
Should have an OBVIOUS tag.

if there aren't hundreds of responses, i think it's most likely because it's a boring non-story. if there are hundreds of responses, it will likely be because everyone is making fun of you.

or they don't contain the magic words 'Palin', 'Beck', or 'teabagger'.


i think subby's big mistake was not linking to the NRO story. that logo is like catnip.
 
2009-11-16 06:46:01 PM  

thomps: JunkyJu: It's not a Pro-Obama thread so there won't be hundreds of responses by the Fark resident Obamatons.
Should have an OBVIOUS tag.

if there aren't hundreds of responses, i think it's most likely because it's a boring non-story. if there are hundreds of responses, it will likely be because everyone is making fun of you.


I'm sure we'll see this story buried by the LIEberal Mainstream MSM Media as well. Straight out of the Leon Trotsky playbook!
 
2009-11-16 06:46:47 PM  
har har har har har Obama hasn't used Twitter before. Let's have a fascist thread to even up all the substantive Kos threads on dumbass Sarah Palin. EVEN STEVEN HERE AT FARK.COM

DIAF you hacks.
 
2009-11-16 06:47:38 PM  
what's a twitter


*beeeeeep*

Noah... it's Obama, Noah

...

riggggght. what's a twitter
 
2009-11-16 06:49:03 PM  
Oh, by the way--those of you who think he actually said "what's a twitter" might want to check the article. That's just subby's "how do I get this nonstory greenlit?" angle. He said he doesn't use Twitter.

Yep, that's right. There are people so utterly desperate to find reasons to hate on Obama that they'll criticize him saying "I don't use Twitter." Truly we live in amazing times.
 
2009-11-16 06:49:21 PM  

Curse of the Goth Kids: thomps: JunkyJu: It's not a Pro-Obama thread so there won't be hundreds of responses by the Fark resident Obamatons.
Should have an OBVIOUS tag.

if there aren't hundreds of responses, i think it's most likely because it's a boring non-story. if there are hundreds of responses, it will likely be because everyone is making fun of you.

I'm sure we'll see this story buried by the LIEberal Mainstream MSM Media as well. Straight out of the Leon Trotsky playbook!


the worst part is, i guarantee they still report on his china visit, but they'll bend it into some story about his dimplomatic efforts and completely ignore this twitter scandal. orwell must be rolling in his grave.
 
2009-11-16 06:49:31 PM  

House of Tards: This is why liberals can't be entrepreneurs. A conservative would be so efficient and diligent with the taxpayer money that he'd hand code the website in notepad and hand in a budget for the Office of the First Lady that has 2 line items: Cleaning Supplies and Sandwich Fixins.


True, but they'd probably end up calling the blog "What Up" or something, so everyone would end up laughing at them.
 
2009-11-16 06:50:32 PM  

USP .45: har har har har har Obama hasn't used Twitter before. Let's have a fascist thread to even up all the substantive Kos threads on dumbass Sarah Palin. EVEN STEVEN HERE AT FARK.COM

DIAF you hacks.


to be fair, there's absolutely nothing substantive about sarah palin or articles related to her.
 
2009-11-16 06:50:56 PM  

jayg22: golf


God I hope you are trolling and just not an 80 IQ retard that somehow learned to use the internet.

On a similar note, he is the President that spent the least time bowling, spelunking, and fly fishing. Not to mention he didn't say "watch this drive" after a major terrorist attack on the US.
 
2009-11-16 06:51:22 PM  

Snot Monster from Outer Space: Oh, by the way--those of you who think he actually said "what's a twitter" might want to check the article. That's just subby's "how do I get this nonstory greenlit?" angle. He said he doesn't use Twitter.

Yep, that's right. There are people so utterly desperate to find reasons to hate on Obama that they'll criticize him saying "I don't use Twitter." Truly we live in amazing times.


I don't like Obama and I wouldn't give two shiats if he didn't use Twitter or didn't even know what it was. The bogus headline was obvious. The only reason it was even lit is for the reason I already mentioned.
 
2009-11-16 06:52:36 PM  

thomps: JunkyJu: It's not a Pro-Obama thread so there won't be hundreds of responses by the Fark resident Obamatons.
Should have an OBVIOUS tag.

if there aren't hundreds of responses, i think it's most likely because it's a boring non-story. if there are hundreds of responses, it will likely be because everyone is making fun of you.


JunkyJu... another Captain of Industry "conservative" who can't afford $5 per month to make his idiotic opinion known. Hey Junky, I'll sponsor you for a month if you wash my car.
 
2009-11-16 06:54:41 PM  

vernonFL: HotWingConspiracy: there are people that thought the president was updating the White House Twitter account?

He appointed a Czar for that.


You mean not someone semi-retarded who's only recourse is a fark thread?

/Go ahead, do the kindergarten "I know you are but what am I" rebuttal, the only one you know.
 
2009-11-16 06:57:17 PM  

USP .45: I don't like Obama and I wouldn't give two shiats if he didn't use Twitter or didn't even know what it was. The bogus headline was obvious. The only reason it was even lit is for the reason I already mentioned.


You sound like a professional victim. Just like Sarah Palin.
 
2009-11-16 06:58:22 PM  
God I despise twitter. As disappointed as I usually am by B.O., he has made me a little proud this time.
 
2009-11-16 06:58:27 PM  

eraser8: USP .45: I don't like Obama and I wouldn't give two shiats if he didn't use Twitter or didn't even know what it was. The bogus headline was obvious. The only reason it was even lit is for the reason I already mentioned.

You sound like a professional victim. Just like Sarah Palin.


I'm defending Obama in the sense that this a pointless article attacking him...and yet you still find a way to complain.
 
2009-11-16 07:03:53 PM  
Maybe people thought Obama himself was using Twitter because it was reported as such in the Los Angeles Times in July.

Or because the New York Times suggested it was a strong possibility in February (also here in April).

Or because the campaign made such a big deal about Obama embracing technology and social media in the run-up to Nov 2008.

Or because many of the "official" tweets were written in a first-person style designed to make it look like he was posting them:

cache0.techcrunch.com

It wasn't ridiculous for people to believe Obama himself had made some of those posts. At the very least, you can say that the White House had been deliberately vague (or even misleading) on the possibility up until today.
 
2009-11-16 07:03:56 PM  

USP .45: har har har har har Obama hasn't used Twitter before. Let's have a fascist thread to even up all the substantive Kos threads on dumbass Sarah Palin. EVEN STEVEN HERE AT FARK.COM


what?
 
2009-11-16 07:06:28 PM  

Krack: At the very least, you can say that the White House had been deliberately vague (or even misleading) on the possibility up until today.


How many troops were killed or maimed this time ?

Oh wait, that was the last time we were "slightly misled".
 
2009-11-16 07:12:04 PM  
My God...It's full of tards!

wanumba
November 16th, 2009 | 11:56 am | #8
Thought Obama came out on Twitter after Palin cleaned his clock with it a few months ago during the Iranian protests, but then again it could have been Team Obama Twitting under his name, which means of course that anything with "Obama" signed after doesn't mean "Obama" even typed one letter of it. The ILLUSION of being hip, techno-savvy and "people-accessible."

Jayne
November 16th, 2009 | 12:23 pm | #13
He has a Blackberry, but he dosn't know how to use Twitter? Hey zero you can Tweet on you computer too. I thought the WH was supposed to be oh so tech savvy. His lips are moving so he's lying.

Keri
November 16th, 2009 | 4:55 pm | #29
I M P E A C H
It's the end of the world as we know it if we don't IMPEACH his a$$
Only you can save us, Sarah
 
2009-11-16 07:13:21 PM  

Mordant:
How many troops were killed or maimed this time ?

Oh wait, that was the last time we were "slightly misled".



We made it 112 posts before a b-b-b-ut Bush? FARK Independents are getting lazy.
 
2009-11-16 07:14:17 PM  

brainiac-dumdum: USP .45: har har har har har Obama hasn't used Twitter before. Let's have a fascist thread to even up all the substantive Kos threads on dumbass Sarah Palin. EVEN STEVEN HERE AT FARK.COM

what?


I come here for quality articles & threads representing both sides. There's supposed to be a system to keep it balanced (not because it needs to be balanced, but because a balance in the threads makes the site more interesting to more people unlike Freep or Kos). Too often there are piece of shiat threads tagged as conservative (aka fascist) that are petty or intellectually shallow trollbait (they tuk er jerbs!), and so we have a list of threads that are still overwhelmingly left simply because the greelit "conservative" ones are utter trash.

yes yes, tiniest violen for your least favorite Farker here, but seriously, is this not an uninteresting shiat submission?
 
2009-11-16 07:15:56 PM  

Krack:
It wasn't ridiculous for people to believe Obama himself had made some of those posts. At the very least, you can say that the White House had been deliberately vague (or even misleading) on the possibility up until today.


Your first article was by the in house blogger at the LA Times saying that the White House banned Twitter. The fact that the blogger couldn't do some deductive reasoning is not the LA Times "Reporting". The next two from the NYT are one article that specifically says Obama or his staffers and another that just says "OBAMA WHERE IS THE TWiTitER WHE".

Given that it was semi-big tech news that Obama was going to get a super secure blackberry and the major issue was secure and safe internet access on it, anyone who thought that Obama was spending time learning TweetDeck is pretty foolish. I doubt that the majority of the politicians that use Twitter or FaceBook actually do so themselves. I have always assumed it's a staffer.
 
2009-11-16 07:16:55 PM  

Krack: Maybe people thought Obama himself was using Twitter because it was reported as such in the Los Angeles Times in July.


"allegedly Twitters"

Or because the New York Times suggested it was a strong possibility in February (also here in April).

"or one of his staff members"

Or because the campaign made such a big deal about Obama embracing technology and social media in the run-up to Nov 2008.

"the campaign"

Or because many of the "official" tweets were written in a first-person style designed to make it look like he was posting them:

You mean Al Franken didn't personally write and sign all his letters to me in Baltimore asking for support? @#($*$ I'm burning his books.
 
2009-11-16 07:23:28 PM  
OMGWHOCARES?!?!?!?

These moran Republicans really need a new hobby. They've completely failed at the politics thing.
 
2009-11-16 07:25:22 PM  

elchip: If you're not a student of history, you may not know the name SA, the Sturmabteilung, the Storm Detachment.


Nah. It's Somethingawful. Obama is Goonsquad candidate.
 
2009-11-16 07:26:20 PM  
I did not understand that headline at all.
 
2009-11-16 07:26:55 PM  

USP .45: I'm defending Obama in the sense that this a pointless article attacking him...and yet you still find a way to complain.


Why should I care whether you're defending Obama or not?

I'm just pointing out how whiny you're being.
 
2009-11-16 07:28:47 PM  

h2ogate: I did not understand that headline at all.


It reads like some failed haiku attempt.
 
2009-11-16 07:32:23 PM  
The more shocking thing is that people thought he was the one who updated his own twitter. Or that people actually use Twitter.
 
2009-11-16 07:42:12 PM  

colon_pow: he doesn't tweet his own twittle?

can't believe i typed that...


I feel bad just for having read that.
 
2009-11-16 07:42:29 PM  
Holy thread full of whining liberals. If John Stewart made the same observation you would all be laughing. What a bunch of whiny farktards.
 
2009-11-16 07:49:57 PM  
I for one would be a little disturbed if he did spend time on twitter. That being said, GHW Bush was ridiculed for not knowing what the scanner at a grocery store was back in 1992.
 
2009-11-16 07:57:05 PM  

Arnold T Pants: Holy thread full of whining liberals. If John Stewart made the same observation you would all be laughing. What a bunch of whiny farktards.


Jon Stewart wouldn't make that observation because Jon Stewart is funny.
 
2009-11-16 07:59:02 PM  

jpo2269: That being said, GHW Bush was ridiculed for not knowing what the scanner at a grocery store was back in 1992.


Too bad Obama clearly knows what twitter is. rtfa
 
2009-11-16 07:59:32 PM  

USP .45: yes yes, tiniest violen for your least favorite Farker here, but seriously, is this not an uninteresting shiat submission?


Submit some decent stuff yourself.

I enjoyed the Frum article. Did you read that one? It's the CNN link, but it's worth reading.
 
2009-11-16 08:00:18 PM  

Arnold T Pants: Holy thread full of whining liberals. If John Stewart made the same observation you would all be laughing. What a bunch of whiny farktards.


And if Bush had done it the media would've excoriated him for days!

And, and, and, if Sarah Palin had done it the blagosphere would've spread nasty rumors about her family!

And if the ghost of Joe Stalin had done it they would've flouridated the water supply and our grandchildren would have to ask us what it was like back when America used to be free!

And if a train left Chicago at 4:20 pm and traveled east at an average speed of 80 mph carrying 45 tons of OMG FEDERALLY FUNDED ABORTIONS, the LIEberal media would still be covering up Obama's country of origin scandal!


I know bubby, it's just not fair at all. But hey, at least you're not whining about it.
 
2009-11-16 08:02:32 PM  
Curse of the Goth Kids

What the hell are you wharrgarbling about?
 
2009-11-16 08:04:37 PM  
You know who else had "Chinese Town Hall meetings"?

cille85.files.wordpress.com

/hot
 
2009-11-16 08:04:54 PM  

USP .45: Another throw away thread over a petty non-issue just so it can be rated "fascist" and satisfy the scam known as P.I.T.A. Keep up the great work you hack moderators.


It's been a long time since I've seen anyone from the right complain about the PITA.

Of course, it's been awhile since I've seen the PITA at all.
 
2009-11-16 08:05:36 PM  

Arnold T Pants: Curse of the Goth Kids

What the hell are you wharrgarbling about?


I'm sorry, was that out of line?
 
2009-11-16 08:08:37 PM  

Curse of the Goth Kids: Arnold T Pants: Curse of the Goth Kids

What the hell are you wharrgarbling about?

I'm sorry, was that out of line?


i thought it was pretty damn funny.
 
2009-11-16 08:19:34 PM  
Yeah well I'm one of the 500k that he's following.


I WIN.
 
2009-11-16 08:26:43 PM  

USP .45: Let's have a fascist thread to even up all the substantive Kos threads on dumbass Sarah Palin.


Somebody has a crush...

USP and Palin sittin' in a tree
k i s
s i n g
First comes love
then comes a baby
then comes state sanctioned marriage between a man and a woman

It doesn't rhyme but it's how things are done in her world.
 
2009-11-16 08:27:00 PM  
www.stagesite.aum.edu

I hear there's this thing called the "Internets".
 
2009-11-16 08:31:27 PM  
I guarantee all the derpetrators piling on to this particular hayride (after rolling off the last one) didn't know what twitter was until everyone already knew it was stupid.

Hey guys: WE ARE LAUGHING AT YOU.
 
2009-11-16 08:37:03 PM  
Obama, "What's a twitter?"

Just gained a few points on my approval rating.
 
2009-11-16 08:38:06 PM  
Geez, yeah this site (Gateway pundit) is from St. Louis and the guy who runs it is very, very, very conservative. Basically it's a St. Louis edition of the Drudge Report.

So yeah, they're really scraping the bottom of the barrel for fake outrage these days and the fact of the matter is that anything that guy writes should be taken with a grain of salt and realize that it's very biased.
 
2009-11-16 08:39:19 PM  

Ball Sack Obama: No shiat... he's a farkin MUPPET.


OMG, I love that!

too funny
 
2009-11-16 08:40:07 PM  

zuce: Obama, "What's a twitter?"

Just gained a few points on my approval rating.


too bad he didn't actually say that
 
2009-11-16 09:05:00 PM  
Halli 2009-11-16 07:59:02 PM
jpo2269: That being said, GHW Bush was ridiculed for not knowing what the scanner at a grocery store was back in 1992.

Too bad Obama clearly knows what twitter is. rtfa


I did rfta, and what you seem to not understand, I was not being critical of Obama, just the opposite. What I was pointing out, while there are idiots criticizing Obama for not "tweeting" there were idiots criticizing President Bush-41 for not knowing about grocery scanners... As you have shown, there is no monopoly when it comes to idiots and either side of the politcal spectrum.
 
2009-11-16 09:10:09 PM  

jpo2269: As you have shown, there is no monopoly when it comes to idiots and either side of the politcal spectrum.


You think that being so pampered that you have no concept of what a barcode scanner does is on the same level as letting an aide take over Twitter detail?
 
2009-11-16 09:19:11 PM  
Link (new window)
 
2009-11-16 09:21:36 PM  
next up, someone's gonna tell me that it isn't Jack I. Box himself writing his witty and clever updates on Facebook...
 
2009-11-16 09:23:38 PM  

UberDave: Hender: What's that sound? It sounds like a far-off approaching DERP.


It's the Derpcoptor.


What a Derpcoptor might look like...
img689.imageshack.us
 
2009-11-16 09:23:56 PM  
@badbanana 2016
 
2009-11-16 09:35:38 PM  

BladBoy: Things like this is why Charles Johnson told all the right wing to pound sand.

Are you people serial? If he did tweet, the right wing fauxrage would be "With two wars to fight, an economy in a mess, why is the President tweeting?"

Fark you, a thousand times FARK YOU!


i42.tinypic.com
 
2009-11-16 09:39:15 PM  

BladBoy: If he did tweet, the right wing fauxrage would be "With two wars to fight, an economy in a mess, why is the President tweeting?"



soooooo true
 
2009-11-16 09:41:54 PM  
I'm not paying him to tweet.

He's not a marketing intern, he's one of the most powerful people in the world.
 
2009-11-16 09:45:22 PM  

davideo_games: I'm not paying him to tweet.

He's not a marketing intern, he's one of the most powerful people in the world.


LOL, you think you're directly paying him.

He's part of a federal budget. The President's salary is paid no matter who is in the office. You don't get to fire him for performance or reduce his salary. So, basically, he can tweet if he wants. You can withhold your vote, but you need a majority of the people to agree with you.

But don't misunderstand, you're not paying him to do shiat for you. Your tax contribution is simply not that powerful.
 
2009-11-16 09:48:03 PM  

BackAssward: jayg22: golf

God I hope you are trolling and just not an 80 IQ retard that somehow learned to use the internet.

On a similar note, he is the President that spent the least time bowling, spelunking, and fly fishing. Not to mention he didn't say "watch this drive" after a major terrorist attack on the US.


What do you call Fort Hood?
 
2009-11-16 09:52:36 PM  

ne2d: First Bowgate, and now Tweetgate. Obama just goes from one scandal to the next.


I lol'd.
 
2009-11-16 10:01:39 PM  

jayg22: BackAssward: jayg22: golf

God I hope you are trolling and just not an 80 IQ retard that somehow learned to use the internet.

On a similar note, he is the President that spent the least time bowling, spelunking, and fly fishing. Not to mention he didn't say "watch this drive" after a major terrorist attack on the US.

What do you call Fort Hood?


ORLY? So, the deaths of 13 soldiers, on a military base, where, oh, i don't know, there are weapons that, could be and were, used to stop him, is, comparable to over 3,000 defenseless, innocent, unarmed people on 9/11? Talk about warped perspective.
 
2009-11-16 10:01:58 PM  
Kierkegaard's Pseudonym 2009-11-16 09:10:09 PM
jpo2269: As you have shown, there is no monopoly when it comes to idiots and either side of the politcal spectrum.

You think that being so pampered that you have no concept of what a barcode scanner does is on the same level as letting an aide take over Twitter detail?


Perspective my friend, perspetive. When Bush-41 assumed the position of VP (for eight years) and then president for four years, grocery scanners either did not exist, or were not widely used. It is not hard to think that a VP, or President does not do his/her own grocery shopping. I will admit, it was a good political play, but was nothing more than a political play.

As I have stated before, I am not being critical of President Obama for not "twittering," indeed, I would be upset if he actually was "twittering."
 
2009-11-16 10:31:49 PM  

USP .45: Another throw away thread over a petty non-issue just so it can be rated "fascist" and satisfy the scam known as P.I.T.A. Keep up the great work you hack moderators.


Most of us have blocked the shiat out of that worthless PITA piece of garbage, but even so, this. EABOD, mods.
 
2009-11-16 10:46:59 PM  

Krack: Maybe people thought Obama himself was using Twitter because it was reported as such in the Los Angeles Times in July.


"In fact, the president himself allegedly Twitters in two places, @WhiteHouse and less frequently, @barackobama "

Think about that for a second

Or because the New York Times suggested it was a strong possibility in February (also here in April).

Think about that for a second

Or because the campaign made such a big deal about Obama embracing technology and social media in the run-up to Nov 2008.

How does that mean that as POTUS, he'd write all the tweets himself?

Or because many of the "official" tweets were written in a first-person style designed to make it look like he was posting them:

1 word is not first person

It wasn't ridiculous for people to believe Obama himself had made some of those posts. At the very least, you can say that the White House had been deliberately vague (or even misleading) on the possibility up until today.

Yes it was
 
2009-11-16 10:49:14 PM  

FlashHarry: BladBoy: Things like this is why Charles Johnson told all the right wing to pound sand.

Are you people serial? If he did tweet, the right wing fauxrage would be "With two wars to fight, an economy in a mess, why is the President tweeting?"

Fark you, a thousand times FARK YOU!


What is more funny, watching these ridiculous stories about every little thing obama does or the farkers bristling with outrage everytime they so much as sense the slightest bit of criticism toward the chosen one?
 
2009-11-16 10:53:46 PM  

unlikely: USP .45: Let's have a fascist thread to even up all the substantive Kos threads on dumbass Sarah Palin.

Somebody has a crush...

USP and Palin sittin' in a tree
k i s
s i n g
First comes love
then comes a baby
then comes state sanctioned marriage between a man and a woman

It doesn't rhyme but it's how things are done in her world.


poor you, thought I was being sarcastic.
 
2009-11-16 11:20:57 PM  
Boring non-outrage is boring and non-outragey. He has staffers who ghost-tweet. Anyone with half a brain has known this since the middle of his campaign, at the latest. Feh. Yawn.
 
2009-11-16 11:59:20 PM  

brainiac-dumdum: Arnold T Pants: Holy thread full of whining liberals. If John Stewart made the same observation you would all be laughing. What a bunch of whiny farktards.

Jon Stewart wouldn't make that observation because Jon Stewart is funny.


Arnold is funny also, just in a tragic way.
 
2009-11-17 12:23:49 AM  

Hender: What's that sound? It sounds like a far-off approaching DERP.


Can we call that "the Derpler effect?" Did you use Derpler radar to detect it?
 
2009-11-17 12:56:33 AM  
I was watching live last night when he claimed his fingers were too big to press the buttons on a blackberry. But I remembered press accounts of how much he loves his blackberry. So I mapped the communication flow of someone who retrieves information but doesn't add it. It's one-way communication - exactly the same as an inefficient hard copy of his daily schedule.

He benefits from not needing new paperwork every time a change is made, but his is hardly a complete or an enlightened use of the blackberry. With this man's resources and his commitment to finding budget efficiencies with a "scalpal," why won't he take a training class?

"Fingers are too big" to use a Blackberry? Boo farking hoo, President Obama.
 
2009-11-17 12:59:45 AM  

FormlessOne: Hender: What's that sound? It sounds like a far-off approaching DERP.

Can we call that "the Derpler effect?" Did you use Derpler radar to detect it?


don't worry, back up is on the way:

i420.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-17 06:54:14 AM  

thenateman: I was watching live last night when he claimed his fingers were too big to press the buttons on a blackberry. But I remembered press accounts of how much he loves his blackberry. So I mapped the communication flow of someone who retrieves information but doesn't add it. It's one-way communication - exactly the same as an inefficient hard copy of his daily schedule.

He benefits from not needing new paperwork every time a change is made, but his is hardly a complete or an enlightened use of the blackberry. With this man's resources and his commitment to finding budget efficiencies with a "scalpal," why won't he take a training class?

"Fingers are too big" to use a Blackberry? Boo farking hoo, President Obama.


Not sure if serious
 
2009-11-17 07:26:25 AM  
Please Obama, STAY in China, we'll all be much happier.
 
2009-11-17 08:56:47 AM  

elchip: But you know them by their more famous nickname: Brownshirts.


So, Obama is a Joss Whedon fan? All the shows, or just Firefly?

/Shiny
 
2009-11-17 09:11:05 AM  

Triaxis: Please Obama, STAY in China, we'll all be much happier.


Speak for yourself you frightened vagina.
 
2009-11-17 09:25:26 AM  

Triaxis: Please Obama, STAY in China, we'll all be much happier.


I will assume that you mean that you think that the relationship with China is very important to growing our economy and that Obama can do a great job of developing that relationship. That way you won't seem like a whiny douche.
 
2009-11-17 07:05:39 PM  

Halli: jpo2269: That being said, GHW Bush was ridiculed for not knowing what the scanner at a grocery store was back in 1992.

Too bad Obama clearly knows what twitter is. rtfa


Not really. FTA, he knows it's "technology", and that people can use it to communicate. He could have inferred these things from context. Why would china block it otherwise?

It is not fitting with something that played such a heavy role in his campaign. Leads me to believe that he may have spent the whole campaign in a coked-up stupor meeting with insiders who would ensure that enough homeless looking people got driven from county to county on election day and that they had a rock-solid list of park benches and overpasses to use as places of residence.
 
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