Hi friends,

Well, this sucks. I sent a few angry tweets about Left wing reprisals, Joel Pollack and @LindseyGrahamSC, but nothing i haven't said before (but those were much worse).
Evidently,Twitter's new policy won't allow any form of stridency or contempt if there's any way they can be construed as "inciting violence."  Well, warning of reprisals felt more like a public service than inciting violence—but maybe it wasn't that tweet. Either way, I broke their rules, and they have a right to sanction me. I just hope it's not permanent.

I have responded with their login code and they sent me an email to confirm my address, but I still can't get on.  The email said they'd "Review it"

Why so many can get back on almost immediately, after saying far worse things, but I cannot, is just beyond my understanding. But I've always worried about this. The misguided outcry from the Left about anything anyone felt was "abuse" (which Twitter never could  do that much about) was bound to backlash against almost any kind of strident speech. 

I suppose since the account is only "suspended," and not terminated, there's hope they will cut a 10 year veteran of Twitter (and a Twitter developer) some slack.

I don't mind your asking @Twitter about this, but please don't insult them. I should have realized that even my "edgier" tweets might be out of bounds, these days, with their latest, continually evolving guidelines.

I sure hope I will see you soon.

Shoq

 

 

So many people asked for these, it was easier to just post them here. They are in reverse chronological order. Best read from the bottom up.

 

Ok, #iamthankfulfor is now bring out the saps and slop artists. Time to close that tweet deck column until next year.

Dear #IAmThankfulFor: By the time a tag like this trends, it jumped the shark 6 hours ago. Start then. You'll enjoy it more :)     

#iAmThankfulFor having worked this poetic tag for hours before it soared over the fucking shark on a jet ski.       

#iAmThankfulFor for douchebags who know they are douchebags and spare me the unpleasantness of pointing it out to them.      

#iAmThankfulFor for everyone who ever lived that consciously sought to leave something good for future generations.       

#iAmThankfulFor for people who tell me my words strike a cord with them. Twitter makes me feel like a writer, sometimes.       

#iAmThankfulFor people who believe justice isn't always fair & fairness isn't always just, but caring about both is always right.       

#iAmThankfulFor for our socialistic ancestors who left us National parks to enjoy       

#iAmThankfulFor for having had a father who taught me that smart wasn't about what you know, but what you do with what you know.      

#iAmThankfulFor for people who prove every day that ethics and good character can be as natural as sunlight.       

#iAmThankfulFor some Conservative dingleberry that was too culturally clueless to know what "teabagging" meant.       

#iAmThankfulFor for living twice as long as I had even known my father, but still learning from him every day.        

#iAmThankfulFor for people who see a void in the world, or someone's life, and make an effort to fill it with something good.       

#iAmThankfulFor people who are on Twitter without any financial motive to be here.       

#iAmThankfulFor Educators, scientists, physicians & others who find reward in achievements not measured by net worth.       

#iAmThankfulFor for people who can be thankful for things that do not directly affect them.       

#iAmThankfulFor people who fearlessly welcome a chance to learn about life and experience outside of their own.       

#iAmThankfulFor Early & mid-twentieth century Americans who worked hard to give us advantages we're taking for granted.       

#iAmThankfulFor for those writers, artists, musicians and poets who make life richer with work they're rarely paid to produce.       

#iAmThankfulFor cats who let us to be selfless servants without any expectation of getting something back–ever.      

#iamthankfulfor learning in 9th grade that John Galt was not a real person, and that, unfortunately, Ayn Rand was.       

#iamthankfulfor not being one of those inspid "thankful" tweeters who could make even a Hallmark card writer yak on himself.     

#iamThankFulFor for Twitter, which has brought me a world of new friends I might never have known without it.      

#iamThankFulFor for a mother who taught me that some arts could reveal truth as well as some sciences.

#iamThankFulFor having had a war hero dad who fought for his country w/o needing to validate himself talking about it.