The problem is that Godfrey Elfwick is not a real person. It’s a parody account.
I don’t know why Greenwald quoted someone who isn’t real to make a point. I imagine he went to Twitter and grabbed the first tweet that he believed confirmed his opinion. Too bad he didn’t first google “Godfrey Elfwick” before sharing the tweet with his 818,000 Twitter followers. Then again, if they’re following Glenn Greenwald on Twitter, they probably don’t care too much about the truth.
I imagine as soon as Greenwald realizes Godfrey Elfwick is a fake Twitter account, he’ll make a correction to his Twitter feed. Right now, it looks like he’s too busy searching Twitter for people who initially said the attack in Quebec City was Muslim on Muslim violence and have since not made corrections.
Former reality TV star and our future president, Donald Trump evidently still thinks he won last month’s election in a commanding fashion. He did not. Trump received 306 electoral votes compared to Hillary’s 232 electoral votes. That’s a difference of 74 electoral votes. A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to be President.
Trump tweeted the following this morning:
I would have done even better in the election, if that is possible, if the winner was based on popular vote – but would campaign differently
Trump brings up the popular vote because Hillary got nearly 2.7 million more votes than Trump, just not in states where she needed them to be. That fact that 2.7 millian more Americans voted for Hillary and not him must realy be getting to Trump. Otherwise, why would he feel the need to tweet about the popular vote?
I’m not surprised by this because Trump is acting just like the man I thought him to be: vain, petty, and thin-skinned.
What does surprise me is how he seems to have no regard for math. The part of the tweet I find the most amazing is where he says, “I would have done even better in the election, if that is possible…”
If that is possible? Of course, it was possible. Instead of winning 306 electoral votes, he could have cleaned Hillary’s clock and won all 538 electors.
There has been a total of 58 presidential elections in this country. Of that, Trump ranks 46th in the win differential. There have been 45 elections with a larger win percentage than last month’s election.
Only a delusional blowhard like Donald Trump could look at 46th place as some historical achievement. He did make history, though. No other president in our country’s history has lost the popular vote by such a massive amount and still won the White House.
When I first saw a screenshot of this tweet on Reddit, I assumed it had to be fake. I went to Twitter and did a search for it. I couldn’t find it. I then logged out of Twitter and repeated the search. I found it right away.
This meant Arthur Chu has me blocked on Twitter. When I logged back in, this is what it showed:
Arthur Chu is the gentleman on the left. The fellow on the right is Jeopardy host Alex Trebek.
I find it ridiculous and extremely unnecessary that Arthur Chu has me blocked on Twitter. I’ve had zero interactions with him on Twitter or anywhere else. I am not a troll. I use my own name on Twitter, a platform I’ve used since 2007.
Arthur Chu is a pathetic, racist little man. If I was the type of person who allowed myself to become offended (I’m not), getting blocked on Twitter by someone as important as Arthur Chu would offend me.
Like Most Americans, I get my news not from newspapers or television, but from Twitter. Last night I noticed the hashtag #TrumpCantSwim was trending. If I’m reading it right, it indicates that Donald Trump can’t swim.
Could this be true? Does Donald Trump not know how to swim?
Earth is a water planet. Around 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water. How can someone live on such a planet for 70 years and not know how to swim? Has he never been thrown into a swimming pool? Donald Trump strikes me as the kind of guy people like to throw into a swimming pool.
What do they teach at Wharton? There’s even a fish in the school’s crest.
I don’t have much patience for people who’ve spent their entire life on planet Earth and don’t know how to swim. I’m old-school when it comes to that. If you call a water planet home, you’d better know how to swim.
If this is true, and I’m sure it is, or it wouldn’t be a hashtag on Twitter, Donald Trump needs to take a break from going around the country and saying stupid things and get himself over to a YMCA to learn to swim. It’s easy. Even a child can do it.
An Earth child that is, a warm-blooded child born on a planet where 71% of the surface is covered with water.
I’m not saying Donald Trump wasn’t born on Earth, that he was born on a far off desert planet called home by a race of advanced lizard people, but reading on Twitter that he doesn’t know how to swim does make me want to see his long-form birth certificate.
Shaun King, civil rights activist and senior justice writer for the New York Daily News posted a tweet about Black Lives Matter.
Peaceful movement? Notice the three tribble looking things after the Black Lives Matter hashtag? That’s the official Twitter emoji for Black Lives Matter. Type #BlackLivesMatter in your tweet, Twitter adds the emoji.
The emoji is of three firsts. Here’s a larger image:
For a peaceful movement, it sure is an aggressive image. What other peaceful movement in history has been represented by a fist?
The fist was also used to represent the Black Panther Party back in the 1960’s. I don’t think a lot of people would describe the Black Panther Party as a peaceful movement. Eventually, I think the same will be true with the Black Lives Matter organization.
In the past two weeks, Black Lives Matter sympathizers have murdered eight police officers. How many more must die before most people realize the message Black Lives Matter is preaching isn’t very peaceful?