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2021-02-24 2:26:18 PM  
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2021-02-24 3:24:06 PM  
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2021-02-24 3:35:46 PM  
For the folks who don't hang around Twitter, Kruse is a historian who constantly fact checks Fark's favorite convicted felon Dinesh D'Souza.  He's used to being both correct and ignored by the right-wing liars.
 
2021-02-24 3:54:17 PM  

weddingsinger: For the folks who don't hang around Twitter, Kruse is a historian who constantly fact checks Fark's favorite convicted felon Dinesh D'Souza.  He's used to being both correct and ignored by the right-wing liars.


Yeah Kruse is a goddamned national treasure at this point.  Students must be fighting to get into his classes.
 
2021-02-24 4:11:10 PM  
Kruse is a great follow.
 
2021-02-24 4:12:55 PM  
Kruse Crushes Cruz, Congressman, California, Confirm Carson. News at 11

/ got nothing
 
2021-02-24 4:14:52 PM  
Twitter fight!!

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2021-02-24 4:16:21 PM  
Ted just got Krused.  This is not a repeat.
 
2021-02-24 4:16:43 PM  

weddingsinger: For the folks who don't hang around Twitter, Kruse is a historian who constantly fact checks Fark's favorite convicted felon Dinesh D'Souza.  He's used to being both correct and ignored by the right-wing liars.


Yeah, his smackdowns of Dinny are legendary.

Dinny has tried to come back from them a few times, but never successfully.


Which is not surprising since he's a guy who claims that the Republican and Democratic parties haven't ever switched positions on anything.
 
2021-02-24 4:17:26 PM  
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A nation worried about a tan suit, ffs...
 
2021-02-24 4:17:54 PM  
I don't think I understand what's going on here. Can someone teach me how to read twitter in this case?

That's a real question - I'm feeling dumb.
 
2021-02-24 4:19:33 PM  
Someone got more somethings on twitter.

The only real question is who is stupid enough to care?
 
2021-02-24 4:20:10 PM  

codergirl42: Kruse Crushes Cruz, Congressman, California, Confirm Carson. News at 11

/ got nothing


But I C what you did there.
 
2021-02-24 4:21:38 PM  

peterquince: I don't think I understand what's going on here. Can someone teach me how to read twitter in this case?

That's a real question - I'm feeling dumb.


Ted Cruz doesn't want to confirm Xavier Becerra as Secretary of HHS. Cruz alleges that Becerra is insufficiently qualified to lead HHS because he's "just a trial lawyer". Putting aside the inaccuracy of that allegation, Kevin Kruse pointed out that Cruz had no issue with naming someone who was "just a brain surgeon" to lead HUD, meaning it's obvious Cruz's votes have nothing to do with qualifications to serve and everything to do with rank partisanship.
 
2021-02-24 4:22:17 PM  

codergirl42: Kruse Crushes Cruz, Congressman, California, Confirm Carson. News at 11

/ got nothing


"Kruse Control" Controls Cruz, Cruz Crushed:  Californian Confirmation Confirmed

?

/ if only it had happened in Contra Costa County!
 
2021-02-24 4:23:12 PM  
You know what? Fuq Fled Cruz with a pickaxe...sideways.
Gotdamn it
 
2021-02-24 4:23:55 PM  

SFSailor: codergirl42: Kruse Crushes Cruz, Congressman, California, Confirm Carson. News at 11

/ got nothing

"Kruse Control" Controls Cruz, Cruz Crushed:  Californian Confirmation Confirmed

?

/ if only it had happened in Contra Costa County!


Cool, Can't Complain!
 
2021-02-24 4:24:19 PM  

Serious Black: peterquince: I don't think I understand what's going on here. Can someone teach me how to read twitter in this case?

That's a real question - I'm feeling dumb.

Ted Cruz doesn't want to confirm Xavier Becerra as Secretary of HHS. Cruz alleges that Becerra is insufficiently qualified to lead HHS because he's "just a trial lawyer". Putting aside the inaccuracy of that allegation, Kevin Kruse pointed out that Cruz had no issue with naming someone who was "just a brain surgeon" to lead HUD, meaning it's obvious Cruz's votes have nothing to do with qualifications to serve and everything to do with rank partisanship.


Also, "we shouldn't have a lawyer in charge".....right after they just had ALEX AZAR!!
 
2021-02-24 4:24:58 PM  

peterquince: I don't think I understand what's going on here. Can someone teach me how to read twitter in this case?

That's a real question - I'm feeling dumb.


I tried to figure it out once but I still don't know what order to read this shiat in. And that's not the only problem with Twitter threads.
 
2021-02-24 4:26:04 PM  

Serious Black: peterquince: I don't think I understand what's going on here. Can someone teach me how to read twitter in this case?

That's a real question - I'm feeling dumb.

Ted Cruz doesn't want to confirm Xavier Becerra as Secretary of HHS. Cruz alleges that Becerra is insufficiently qualified to lead HHS because he's "just a trial lawyer". Putting aside the inaccuracy of that allegation, Kevin Kruse pointed out that Cruz had no issue with naming someone who was "just a brain surgeon" to lead HUD, meaning it's obvious Cruz's votes have nothing to do with qualifications to serve and everything to do with rank partisanship.


And to go further on the Twitter-ese, being ratioed means that a response to someone's tweet got more likes than the original tweet did, so Twitter users are more supportive of the response than the original message. AKA Ted Cruz is saying something unbelievably dumb while Kevin Kruse has a valid point.
 
2021-02-24 4:26:27 PM  
Ted clearly derives erotic satisfaction
 
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2021-02-24 4:26:35 PM  

Serious Black: Ted Cruz doesn't want to confirm Xavier Becerra as Secretary of HHS. Cruz alleges that Becerra is insufficiently qualified to lead HHS because he's "just a trial lawyer".


How does anyone assume Ted Cruz is telling the truth about anything anymore.  What he wants comes first and then he will try to find excuses and mold reality around his want.  Truth and sense be damned.  Carman gets what he wants.

If there was a platonic ideal for GOP conservative in 2021 it is Ted Cruz.  He's perfect at being a selfish asshole and totally oblivious to any part of the world that doesn't back his dogma.
 
2021-02-24 4:27:21 PM  

mrparks: Ted clearly derives erotic satisfaction


...from public humiliation.

/Now touch add comment
 
2021-02-24 4:27:43 PM  

Serious Black: peterquince: I don't think I understand what's going on here. Can someone teach me how to read twitter in this case?

That's a real question - I'm feeling dumb.

Ted Cruz doesn't want to confirm Xavier Becerra as Secretary of HHS. Cruz alleges that Becerra is insufficiently qualified to lead HHS because he's "just a trial lawyer". Putting aside the inaccuracy of that allegation, Kevin Kruse pointed out that Cruz had no issue with naming someone who was "just a brain surgeon" to lead HUD, meaning it's obvious Cruz's votes have nothing to do with qualifications to serve and everything to do with rank partisanship.


Since I don't really understand it either, and had it sorta explained to me, I wonder if the original question is more about "the fark is 'ratio'?"

If it was, my understanding is that, you're a Twitter user / fan, there's value that emerges from the comparison of number of comments, re-tweets, and hearts.  My nearly clueless guess is that the ratio of hearts and retweets to comments in the clue-batting is great... but the difference between the correction tweet and Cruz's idiocy is even better?  Just a guess though.

Not that I can imagine anyone caring about that kind of thing.

< refreshes aimlessly looking for Smarts and Funnys >
 
2021-02-24 4:28:30 PM  
Correct me if I'm wrong (I'm not), but isn't Heidi's Beard "just a lawyer"?
 
2021-02-24 4:28:59 PM  

weddingsinger: For the folks who don't hang around Twitter, Kruse is a terminally online academic who lives for Twitter and just Googles stuff the same as any idiot can.


FTFY
 
2021-02-24 4:30:24 PM  

Serious Black: And to go further on the Twitter-ese, being ratioed means that a response to someone's tweet got more likes than the original tweet did,


No being ratioed means there are more responses to the tweet than likes
 
2021-02-24 4:31:33 PM  

codergirl42: Kruse Crushes Cruz, Congressman, California, Confirm Carson. News at 11

/ got nothing


Bears...beets...Battlestar Galactica,

/ has less
 
2021-02-24 4:31:42 PM  
Picture of him at work.

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2021-02-24 4:31:56 PM  

moothemagiccow: weddingsinger: For the folks who don't hang around Twitter, Kruse is a terminally online academic who lives for Twitter and just Googles stuff the same as any idiot can.

FTFY


Shouldn't Republicans be better at lying than to be caught by Wikipedia?

They practice constantly...
 
2021-02-24 4:33:22 PM  

moothemagiccow: weddingsinger: For the folks who don't hang around Twitter, Kruse is a terminally online academic who lives for Twitter and just Googles stuff the same as any idiot can.

FTFY



1) Found Dinny's Fark handle.

2) He's a history professor at Princeton, who has seven books he's authored or co-authored.  So a bit more than "Googles stuff".
 
2021-02-24 4:40:12 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Someone got more somethings on twitter.

The only real question is who is stupid enough to care?


you sound like one of those assholes from 125 years ago who thought automobiles weren't going anywhere because your face would fall off once they reached 40 mph

too many kids on your lawn?
 
2021-02-24 4:43:10 PM  

APO_Buddha: [Fark user image 300x168]


I have not watched that episode of Arrow. I wonder if you could direct me...?
 
2021-02-24 4:43:52 PM  
Really sick of seeing witting Twitter clapbacks being reported as "News".

I just wish that entire site would go away.
 
2021-02-24 4:46:23 PM  

moothemagiccow: weddingsinger: For the folks who don't hang around Twitter, Kruse is a terminally online academic who lives for Twitter and just Googles stuff the same as any idiot can. Princeton professor of American history, PhD holder in American History, and the author, co-author or contributing author of 7 books on American history, the Civil Rights movement, and the rise of the religious right.

FTFY


FT "FTFY", Dinesh
 
2021-02-24 4:48:40 PM  

mrparks: mrparks: Ted clearly derives erotic satisfaction

...from public humiliation.

/Now touch add comment


That's the only thing that can explain his constant Twitter smackdowns. He's not as dumb as he pretends to be
 
2021-02-24 5:02:28 PM  

moothemagiccow: Serious Black: And to go further on the Twitter-ese, being ratioed means that a response to someone's tweet got more likes than the original tweet did,

No being ratioed means there are more responses to the tweet than likes


That's not what Urban Dictionary says.
 
2021-02-24 5:05:24 PM  

Serious Black: moothemagiccow: Serious Black: And to go further on the Twitter-ese, being ratioed means that a response to someone's tweet got more likes than the original tweet did,

No being ratioed means there are more responses to the tweet than likes

That's not what Urban Dictionary says.


Scroll down to definition 2.
 
2021-02-24 5:06:10 PM  

Serious Black: moothemagiccow: Serious Black: And to go further on the Twitter-ese, being ratioed means that a response to someone's tweet got more likes than the original tweet did,

No being ratioed means there are more responses to the tweet than likes

That's not what Urban Dictionary says.


Maybe that's why I got banned, I thought it was when you got more replies than likes.
 
2021-02-24 5:08:17 PM  

wutevr: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Someone got more somethings on twitter.

The only real question is who is stupid enough to care?

you sound like one of those assholes from 125 years ago who thought automobiles weren't going anywhere because your face would fall off once they reached 40 mph

too many kids on your lawn?


he's not wrong though. What basis in reality does being "pwned on Twitter" have?
It has the same real world relevance as me calling myself the"Archmage of Winterhold"

/ I guess enough "likes" is what it takes to change the world these days
 
2021-02-24 5:11:08 PM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: Serious Black: moothemagiccow: Serious Black: And to go further on the Twitter-ese, being ratioed means that a response to someone's tweet got more likes than the original tweet did,

No being ratioed means there are more responses to the tweet than likes

That's not what Urban Dictionary says.

Scroll down to definition 2.


I don't think definition 2 is more applicable than the top definition in this situation. Ted has more likes and retweets than responses to his original tweet. OTOH, the ratio of likes between Ted's tweet and Kruse's reply is striking.
 
2021-02-24 5:12:02 PM  
Stolen from Twitter

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2021-02-24 5:13:21 PM  

moothemagiccow: weddingsinger: For the folks who don't hang around Twitter, Kruse is a terminally online academic who lives for Twitter and just Googles stuff the same as any idiot can.

FTFY


Show me where the academics hurt you.
 
2021-02-24 5:14:05 PM  
People dunk on Ted Cruz so much that it should be its own national league sport.
 
2021-02-24 5:17:48 PM  

Serious Black: peterquince: I don't think I understand what's going on here. Can someone teach me how to read twitter in this case?

That's a real question - I'm feeling dumb.

Ted Cruz doesn't want to confirm Xavier Becerra as Secretary of HHS. Cruz alleges that Becerra is insufficiently qualified to lead HHS because he's "just a trial lawyer". Putting aside the inaccuracy of that allegation, Kevin Kruse pointed out that Cruz had no issue with naming someone who was "just a brain surgeon" to lead HUD, meaning it's obvious Cruz's votes have nothing to do with qualifications to serve and everything to do with rank partisanship.


Also, the "ratio" refers to the number of likes/retweets vs. the number of comments. A high comment-to-retweet ratio is generally accepted to mean that people don't like what you said and are commenting about how stupid you are, whereas a high retweet-to-comment ratio generally means that people like what you said and want to share it, but don't necessarily feel like adding to the discussion.

It's basically the same pop-psych theory as yelp/online reviews - people are more likely to take the time to leave a comment if they have a negative take than if they have a positive take. See Ex. A: Every Poltab thread that ever broke 150 - 200 comments.
 
2021-02-24 5:40:09 PM  

theToadMan: wutevr: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Someone got more somethings on twitter.

The only real question is who is stupid enough to care?

you sound like one of those assholes from 125 years ago who thought automobiles weren't going anywhere because your face would fall off once they reached 40 mph

too many kids on your lawn?

he's not wrong though. What basis in reality does being "pwned on Twitter" have?
It has the same real world relevance as me calling myself the"Archmage of Winterhold"

/ I guess enough "likes" is what it takes to change the world these days


Twitter is a corner of the modern Public Square.

It has the same real world relevance as people saying these things in person where other people can hear.
 
2021-02-24 5:55:04 PM  

Serious Black: moothemagiccow: Serious Black: And to go further on the Twitter-ese, being ratioed means that a response to someone's tweet got more likes than the original tweet did,

No being ratioed means there are more responses to the tweet than likes

That's not what Urban Dictionary says.


Urban dictionary is wrong, and isn't even funny this time.
 
2021-02-24 5:56:26 PM  

PlaidJaguar: theToadMan: wutevr: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Someone got more somethings on twitter.

The only real question is who is stupid enough to care?

you sound like one of those assholes from 125 years ago who thought automobiles weren't going anywhere because your face would fall off once they reached 40 mph

too many kids on your lawn?

he's not wrong though. What basis in reality does being "pwned on Twitter" have?
It has the same real world relevance as me calling myself the"Archmage of Winterhold"

/ I guess enough "likes" is what it takes to change the world these days

Twitter is a corner of the modern Public Square.

It has the same real world relevance as people saying these things in person where other people can hear.


Only if that place where other people can hear is another private business. It's not a public anything.
 
2021-02-24 5:59:23 PM  

Malenfant: PlaidJaguar: theToadMan: wutevr: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Someone got more somethings on twitter.

The only real question is who is stupid enough to care?

you sound like one of those assholes from 125 years ago who thought automobiles weren't going anywhere because your face would fall off once they reached 40 mph

too many kids on your lawn?

he's not wrong though. What basis in reality does being "pwned on Twitter" have?
It has the same real world relevance as me calling myself the"Archmage of Winterhold"

/ I guess enough "likes" is what it takes to change the world these days

Twitter is a corner of the modern Public Square.

It has the same real world relevance as people saying these things in person where other people can hear.

Only if that place where other people can hear is another private business. It's not a public anything.


You do realize the town square itself was also owned by someone, right?
 
2021-02-24 6:21:43 PM  

PlaidJaguar: Malenfant: PlaidJaguar: theToadMan: wutevr: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Someone got more somethings on twitter.

The only real question is who is stupid enough to care?

you sound like one of those assholes from 125 years ago who thought automobiles weren't going anywhere because your face would fall off once they reached 40 mph

too many kids on your lawn?

he's not wrong though. What basis in reality does being "pwned on Twitter" have?
It has the same real world relevance as me calling myself the"Archmage of Winterhold"

/ I guess enough "likes" is what it takes to change the world these days

Twitter is a corner of the modern Public Square.

It has the same real world relevance as people saying these things in person where other people can hear.

Only if that place where other people can hear is another private business. It's not a public anything.

You do realize the town square itself was also owned by someone, right?


Usually it's municipal government property. So, not private property.
 
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