More Social Media Censorship

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Back in July, actor James Woods tweeted out an utterly bland meme making fun of soy boys:

This past Friday, his account was locked, and Woods received a message stating that he wouldn’t be allowed back into his account until he deleted the offending tweet.

(Notice to Occupy Democrats: no more misleading memes that could potentially influence an election.)

Wood is refusing to delete the tweet, citing concerns over the growing number of individuals with non-leftist views who are being censored on social media.

And so @RealJamesWoods remains locked, because Twitter isn’t about to delete it for him.

Yes, it seems that unlike Facebook, Twitter expects users to actively participate in their own censorship.  Because Jack Dorsey believes in social responsibility.  Also: conditioning.

Read what James Woods has to say here.  Or click here to view the full Twitter thread.

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RE: Pregger Tweet

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Something similar once happened to me, only it was the morning of Obama’s inauguration, and I was trying to visit my son’s father in a DC hospital.  He had a collapsed lung, and it would have been impossible to drive in that day.

I was visibly pregnant, and there wasn’t even enough room to sit on the floor.

I wasn’t about to ask someone to give up their seat (because: pride), but after about an hour, the woman who’d been leading the incessant chants of “OBAMA! OBAMA!” finally insisted that someone (anyone, male or female) needed to give up their seat for me.

Not one person was willing — presumably because I’d refused to join in the chanting, even after being prompted to do so by multiple people.

The woman was visibly embarrassed, and she went from chanting about Obama to vocalizing her disgust with everyone who was seated.  Which was kind of her.  She even insisted I take her only bottle of water.

I think she was trying to make their behavior into a feminist issue, but the reality was, those people were simply assholes.

DMV

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My Honda Civic creates zero emissions.  Haven’t driven it since November of last year.

And yet I just got an email from the DMV stating that I need to get an emissions inspection by the end of October.

Like, WTF? 😱

Conclusion: The DMV hates both teh environment and the fact that I am not creating my share of emissions, which is why they are forcing me to appoint a surrogate to create emissions on my behalf. 😠

Also, the DMV is extremely ableist — or haven’t you noticed their practice of singling out cripples with that internationally-recognized (and highly inflammatory) symbol of hate?

I’m not about to stoop to making comparisons to Jim Crow or the Third Reich, but…