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Barack Obama‘s victory for his second term as U.S. President sparked substantial social media reaction Tuesday night.
Among conservative users of Twitter, the news of Mitt Romney‘s defeat launched a great deal of chatter as well — some sympathetic, others angry.
Outspoken conservative commentator Ann Coulter expressed her sympathy for the Romney/Ryan campaign: “I feel so sorry for Mitt Romney, but sorrier for the country that will never have him as president.”
Former actress Victoria Jackson was a little more direct, tweeting that “America had died” and that she “couldn’t stop crying.” She took a stab at the Christian population, too, for not being present enough during the election:
Thanks a lot Christians, for not showing up.You disgust me.
— Victoria Jackson (@vicjackshow) November 7, 2012
The hashtag #tcot (top conservatives on Twitter) was also hot with disbelief:
I’m not “upset” Obama won. I just want knock half the country upside the head. #tcot
— Savannah (@thesavvy) November 7, 2012
— Michael A Nöthem (@mikandynothem) November 7, 2012
My entire life has been a trial by fire. If you think Barack Obama’s presidency will make me sit down, you have another thing coming. #tcot
— Amy Lutz (@amylutz4) November 7, 2012
I’m sad for future generations who will dine on the crumbs of despair never knowing the feast of freedom they could have had. #tcot
— gtrburn (@gtrburn) November 7, 2012
Among the #tcot posts, one Twitter user referred to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s collaboration work with — and later praise of — Barack Obama in superstorm Sandy’s cleanup as “treasonous” and unforgettable.
— NYCguy2012 (@NYCGuy2012) November 7, 2012
Others focused less on attacking, and instead on congratulating Mitt Romney for a hard-fought campaign.
— Sistervative (@Sistervative) November 7, 2012
Former General Electric CEO, and noted Republican, Jack Welch congratulated President Obama.
Congratulations to Pres Obama and his team on their terrific victory..
— Jack Welch (@jack_welch) November 7, 2012
Meghan McCain, blogger for the Daily Beast and daughter of Senator John McCain, said she was “heartbroken,” but added that the Republican party “has to evolve or it’s going to die.” She extended a congratulations to the Obama campaign as well.
Tough night for republicans, thanks to Mitt Romney for running hard and I give credit to President Obama for running a successful campaign.
— Meghan McCain (@McCainBlogette) November 7, 2012
Did you keep track of the election results through Twitter? What were some of the highlights you saw? Let us know.
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Bonus points to actress Olivia Wilde for allowing both friends and “haters” to take place in her latest informal Twitter poll, which asks what “most holds back justice and equality for women.”
Not quite 10,000 … yet.
Hold on, now. Women themselves aren’t entirely off the hook.
Time can be a weird concept to grasp.
Thanks to things like time zones, two events can happen at the same exact moment in two different places, yet technically occur at different times.
Plus, daylight saving time can also cause a lot of confusion about what time things actually go down.
Dont believe me, just ask Emily and Seth Peterson.
In the wee hours of November 6, the Cape Cod couple welcomedtwin babies into the world.
However, daylight saving time created a lot of confusion as to which one of the twins is actually older.
Boston.com (@BostonDotCom) November 12, 2016
Emilys first baby boy, Samuel Peterson, arrived at 1:39 am, while the second twin, Ronan Peterson, was delivered 31 minutes later.
But by the time Ronan arrived, daylight saving time had already kicked in, thus,turing the clocks back one hour.
So technically, baby Ronan was born at 1:10 am, therefore making the younger twin older than his first born baby bro, Samuel.
Yep, talk about a birth announcement that doubles as a serious riddle.
Apparently, births like this are a pretty rare occurrence because, according to a Facebook post from the Cape Cod hospital, one of the maternity nurses, Deb Totten, revealed this was the first time she had ever seen something like in her 40 years of working as a nurse.
As you can imagine, this daylight saving time paradox is causing a lot of confusion, and now the Twitterverse is going crazy over these daylight saving time twins birth order.
A lot of people are saying this whole ordeal is seriously bizarre.
ABC News (@ABC) November 11, 2016
While other Twitter users are trying to lend an explanation to those who are still confused about how the younger twin can actually be older.
1 twin was born at almost 2am, the other 31 minutes later, but because of Daylight Saving, the younger brother is technically older.
Just Joe With It (@IsThisShitOn) November 11, 2016
Some people proposed a way to clear up the confusion by making a note of the daylight saving time debacle on the twins birth certificates.
Simon Zerafa (@SimonZerafa) November 11, 2016
Others poked fun at the strange situation by making jokes about the inevitable argument these brothers are going to have about whos really older.
Imagine the Im older bickering between the kids in a few years https://t.co/3mgCVoUPaj
Heather Waldman (@AccuWaldman) November 11, 2016
Seriously, though, I think its safe to say that this guy is totally spot on about what these twins are going to have to deal with every time someone asks about their ages.
Good luck explaining that to all the people you meet throughout your life https://t.co/FSrb5v2skJ
Jeremy Donovan (@jmdonovan9) November 11, 2016
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When Brandon Friedman took to Twitter to plant the seeds for another attack on Bowe Bergdahl’s whistle-blowing platoon mates, his bio proudly announced his role as deputy assistant secretary for public affairs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
“What if [Bergdahl’s] platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership?” he tweeted, before calling for everyone to “withhold judgment” about allegations that Bergdahl deserted. “I’m not a fan of such speculation,” he added. Uh huh.
And then Friedman scrubbed his Twitter bio. Here’s the Google cache from Jun 3, 2014:
Here’s how it appears now, after his “blame the platoon” tweets:
The Twitter bio still links to Friedman’s Tumblr “About” page, which includes his work for HUD, the Department of Veterans Affairs and VoteVets.org, as well as his U.S. Army service.
Gosh, we wouldn’t want to speculate.
Chicago-on-the-Potomac’s attacks on those who served with Bergdahl just get more and more unreal. And yet, is anyone truly shocked?
"What kind of scum would slander this fine brave patriotic US soldier!"
"His platoon mates."
"And you actually believe those baby killers?"— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) June 03, 2014