Closing Thought–12Jan21

The power company has just warned me that we will be without power for several hours while they repair storm damage……so my closing thought will be early today.

The big news is that Twitter has permanently banned Donald J. Trump from the platform…..

President Trump’s favorite form of communication is now off limits to him. Twitter banned him on Friday, citing “risk of further incitement of violence,” reports the AP. The move is permanent, reports USA Today, and Trump’s feed is now inaccessible. The president had 88 million followers. “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them—specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter—we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” the company said in a statement.

The move comes after Twitter locked Trump out of his account for 12 hours earlier this week when a mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol. That ban came after Trump posted a video calling them “very special people” and saying he loved them. Trump had been able to tweet since then, but Twitter said recent ones in which he called his supporters “great American patriots” and said he would not attend Joe Biden’s inauguration served to ramp up tensions, reports the Washington Post. The latter tweets violated Twitter’s “Glorification of Violence Policy,” said the company.

And the hits just keep coming…..

Snapchat became the latest social media company to suspend President Donald Trump, joining Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which have also locked the president’s accounts.

https://www.newsweek.com/trump-has-now-been-suspended-four-six-most-popular-social-media-platforms-1559830

Why now?

After all the social media stuff from Trump over the last 4 years….what made them act now?

Maybe they are afraid the the Biden Admin will crack down on them…..so they are acting in self-preservation not in some social conscience.

All you deluded supporters do not fret…..Trump wants to build his own new platform….

President Trump suggested Friday night that he may seek to build his own online platform after Twitter permanently suspended his account less than two weeks before the end of his presidency.

Trump, tweeting from the @POTUS account after Twitter banned @realDonaldTrump, wrote that he and his team are looking at the possibility of “building out our own platform in the near future.”

“As I have been saying for a long time, Twitter has gone further and further in banning free speech, and tonight, Twitter employees have coordinated with the Democrats and the Radical Left in removing my account from their platform, to silence me — and YOU, the 75,000,000 great patriots who voted for me,” he wrote.

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533455-trump-suggests-building-own-platform-after-twitter-ban

Not only is Trump closing his composure as well as the 2020 election…..this “very smart person” is losing his degree…..

In 1988, Donald Trump spoke at Lehigh University’s commencement ceremony, where the school conferred on him an honorary degree. Now, more than three decades and multiple petitions later, that distinction for Trump is no more: The university’s board of trustees has rescinded and revoked the degree as a result of the violent riot this week on Capitol Hill that the president incited. Per the Brown and White student newspaper, the decision was reached Thursday during a special session of the executive committee, then “fully affirmed” on Friday. NPR notes that multiple petitions have circulated over the past few years to make this happen, including one from three years ago that amassed nearly 80,000 votes.

Trump “does not reflect Lehigh University’s values. Therefore, he does not deserve to bear the distinction of an honorary degree from Lehigh,” that petition read, spelling out point by point the principles detailed in an official university document on diversity and inclusion. In a Thursday statement, Lehigh President John D. Simon issued a statement calling what happened in DC Wednesday a “violent assault,” though he didn’t mention Trump. LehighValleyLive.com notes the revocation comes as the squeeze is felt from various corners for Trump to resign or be otherwise legally removed from office in his final days in the White House.

Let the good times roll!

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

11 thoughts on “Closing Thought–12Jan21

  1. We (meaning us guards) had a mild encounter with an irate parent not too long ago.. not uncommon for the kind of job done here with the county… and the responding county cop was shocked to learn that the guards assigned to this location are unarmed. He encouraged us to keep a weapon in the car in the event our lives are in danger. Although that does not mean we can use it as a matter of routine to demand compliance from unruly customers to the facility given we are not licensed to carry, having one in our personal vehicle works fine. Given the state of things… mostly concerned about the political stress, pandemic stress, and economic stress.. and the stress of losing their kid(s) to the county… making some people just respond emotionally as a result.. I will be carrying a gun in the vehicle. Welcome to America.

      1. The context for me here is that the police, in the days to come, are very likely going to be busy responding to increased calls of all kinds as a result of the public being on edge in general. In the event we as guards need to call them for assistance, there will very likely be delays… which in turn increases the risk for event escalations and the potential for increased risk for us. But yeah, Pete, overall… all this has a ripple effect. I bet we all love our Second Amendment now! 🙂

  2. Fuck trump until his soul leaves his body. Then lock his empty ass shell up and throw away the key

  3. I can not help myself, but even he is a “very special one”, he is the POTUS, and i think not starting any new war during his presidency is honorable. Do the big internet businesses really think Biden will not stop their power? Michael

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