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CAUTION: Highly Ironic Situation Below
Anyone on Twitter around the time #OWS first kicked off will remember two very distinct things happening. First, as the protests were in full swing the Occupy Wall Street crowd was upset that their hashtags were not trending on Twitter. Secondly, to add insult to injury the parody hashtag #OWSMovies actually started to trend.
How could this be? Obviously it was a conspiracy to censor the righteous advocates of justice. Well, at least that is what they claimed. After all, they were there, they were dear, and the message wasnt clear. So the #OWS participants stuck with the theory that they were being censored. The proof? A lotof people were saying it.
Oops-Analysis of Twitter Trending Topics Algorithm
Gilad Lotan of Social Flow took on the task of answering the question: “Is Twitter Censoring it’s Trends to exclude #occupywallstreet?” As well as other trending topics.
The simple answer is “NO”. Read Gilad Lotan’s article here But wait, it gets better!!
The best part is that the studies that Lotan cited for proving his own work debunking the claim, came from those right-wing lunatics at studentactivism.net. If you did not catch what I just did there that was called sarcasm.
Lotan needed to look no farther than Angus Johnstons work to debunk the claim that the Occupy Wall Street crowd was being censored on twitter. After all, he handled the same claim concerning Wikileaks. You can find his papers here; (parts 1, 2, 3, and 4) So along with being irrational, unwashed, and deranged they are also incorrect about their paranoia. No one is censoring them-and their own ilk proved it with minimal effort.
Matt Dawson has joined the team at PatDollard.Com. While patdollard.com is one of the most active and up to date breaking news sites on the web, we did need to add some comedy relief. That came in the form of Matt Awesome. (his real birth name). Here are some things you may not know about Matt Dawson.
Dawson lead the #occupycouch movement; the only rational response for patriots across the nation to get involved with. The response from the protesters of #occupywallstreet was instantaneous. Most observers and participants didn’t believe that the Wall Street Occupiers could become any less rational. But Dawson’s counter-movement short circuited the protesters last few brain cells and caused at least one protester to defecate on a police car. See below for early days of #occupycouch in action as started by Dawson.
Dawson loses pants-causes protester to drop his own
As I stated earlier Matt’s birth name was “Matt Awesome”. It was later changed to “Dawson” per a court order. In the early 90’s Matt had sneaked onto the set of the hit tv series “Dawson’s Creek” and was caught red-handed trying on a cast member’s under-garments. Needless to say James Van Der Beek was not laughing when he walked in on Matt Awesome in his trailer (#occupythetrailer). However, Van Der Beek requested and eventually petitioned the Judge to lighten any sentence imposed on Awesome. Van Der Beek had every incentive to do so because Awesome had also found a deranged shrine. The subject? Mario Van Peebles. And the picture spread, dolls, and candles were the most tame objects involved. The Judge agreed it would be suitable punishment to harness Awesome with something that would follow him for the rest of his life. That sentence, with light probation (2 years), made Matt Awesome legally change his name to “Matt Dawson”.
Hope, Rage, and Chupacabras
So Dawson has now joined the team of the exhausted and overworked at patdollard.com. Aside from witty and much needed comic relief Dawson has a history of providing wildly entertaining material via The Morlock Revolt. I will not attempt to accurately describe the site here; I can not do it justice. DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for your elation and/or pissing your pants
Right out of the box Dawson releases his first commentary Hope, Rage, and Chupacabras. Countless pundits and bloggers (people in Starbucks who say they are “freelance writers”) have regurgitated every talking point while missing the mark completely. The contributors at Pat Dollard’s site take comedy relief seriously; as we do with current events. We believe if you can not handle a topic responsibly then you probably won the ’08 election.
What we get to see with Dawson’s commentary is the raw pyrotechnics; the wiring, the blasting caps, and the control box behind The Morlock Revolt. If this continues then in good faith I must request a meeting with the Judge that originally sentenced Matt Awesome. A reversal of the decision might now be necessary. In other words…Matt Awesome is already here, actually he never left. But Van Der Beek is gone and the Mario Van Peebles shrine is right where it belongs…In Dick Durbin’s basement.
More facts about Dawson
- 2009 winner of “I’m on Twitter with a goatee” award
- Visiting Fellow at The Institute of Constant Comedy
- Founder of the Non-Profit group “Donations to Simulate Recipient Profit”
- Original owner of Haile Selassie’s beard
Just a quick little note to reaffirm the obvious.
Press Release: BB Netanyahu with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
Loews Regency Hotel, New York, NY
Sept 21, 2011
QUESTION: Mr. Prime Minister, why won’t you freeze the settlements if that’s one way to get back to talks?
PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: Well, I did, as you know, and did something that no previous Israeli government did. I actually froze any construction for ten months, waited nine months and one week; the Palestinians finally came and said, well, keep on freezing. So I think wisely – and we concluded with the United States – that what we really have to do is get on with the real issues and get down and negotiate all these issues in order to get peace. We have to negotiate the issues to resolve them. We can’t just negotiate about the negotiations.
Righto! Negotiating about negotiations is a classic tactic employed by those who realize they have not earned their equal status at said “talks”. Once the encroaching party realizes they are at a justifiable disadvantage the next step is to latch on to semantics in hopes that everyone elses attention will turn towards you (the illegitimate party); hopefully favoring your illegitimate stance in regards to bargaining power. Link to the short press release can be found here.
Stay the course B.B. and sway. Picture links to appropriate video. That is all.
Sway with me