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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Replies to tweets

Twitter makes money off my comments, but does not share the loot. At least Google sends me a check now and then.

So why help Twitter? It hates conservatives.

But I still tweet and use it to post notices of my new posts here.

And I read the endless river of tweets and want to reply to some of these twits.

Here are replies not sent.
Why not ask the people you really work for to help. I am sure the Democratic Party has a nice 401(k) package.

Thank Trump and Greyhound she's gone...

If not for its self-righteous hysteria, Twitter would be recipes and notices of the death of long-forgotten celebrities.

"9 Celebrities With More Impressive Scientific Credentials Than Bill Nye."

My favorite is Dolph Lundgren, the bad guy in "Rocky IV."

Character witnesses are important at sentencing.

What? You can fire civil servants? Since when?

To him or the machine?

Keep the wall. Don't let her out.

He's 58. Oh sure, it was the fake followers that concerned management.

As a Donald Jr. myself, I say he does our lot proud.

Andy Kauffman did not die. He changed his name and ran for Congress.

Mainly because Jeb isn't a legislator.

Makes sense. I had three children. Our TVs outnumbered me, but I paid the electric bill, which pretty much kept those TV sets in check.

Got to pay those tollbooth operators somehow.

It's the remake of Citizen Kaine.


Good news.

"Fake News Follies of 2017" will be available on Kindle on February 6.

Order it here.

The paperback edition will likely take orders this weekend.

Autographed copies are available. Email me at for details. I am including a "director's cut." I'll email you back the original Chapter 1 that I cut because while the chapter was amusing, it really had nothing to do with the "Fake News Follies of 2017."

Ben Garrison did the cover and I am so happy with it. I told him what the book was about, sent him a copy of the manuscript, and he came up with a perfect cover. I am so pleased.


  1. Deplorable Don Surber's senator in action. Hopefully an alternative can be found in November?
    From a blog comment:
    "Somebody asked about Manchin. This Twitter link shows him starting to stand and clap, then he looks over at Schumer and sits back down.

  2. Character witnesses. Great. Don't recognise that last guy. Maybe because I never watch TV.

  3. Big D, I don't know how you do it, buddy. You faithfully post here, you do a bunch of tweets every day, and write books on the side? Good grief. I'd be a dead man. Seriously, you should take a week off. I'm pretty sure that Doc, Schlongy, myiq, Hoss, Dave et al could guest post for ya. Give it some thought!

    1. Don’s at it eight days a week. Thank you.

    2. Again, Mr Surber, Sir, I tell ya, don't ever come out of retirement. Just keep at your favorite hobbies and gardening and stuff. We are very happy with the results of your retirement.

  4. Well, Eric Holder is the perfect character witness for McCabe. I wouldn't trust either one.

    Also, I misread that line as "Connecticut Governor To Propose Highway Trolls". Been online so long, doncha know.

  5. Love the Schiff/Kaufman link. Could be.
    I never heard of Schiff until the Russian BS. how can that piece of Schiff sleep at night?

    1. So glad Don acknowledged the Andy Kaufman resemblance. Just the other day I said to my husband, "You know, Adam Schiff is starting to look more like Latka Gravas every day. I think it's the eyes getting wider."

  6. I think Schiff looks just like the President in "24" with Keifer Sutherland a few years back

  7. There was a time when writers worried about having to get an "office job" or be shut out of publication. That was during the Great Depression, so I guess it is apropos that now they lament the office job after the Great Recession

    "That there was money to be made nevertheless by the sharp presentation of facts, and particularly of facts about America, was shown by the growing success of Time an expertly edited, newsy, and withal irreverent (though not at all radical) weekly and its younger sister Fortune (founded in 1930), which although edited by liberals for the benefit chiefly of the rich, developed such a brilliant technical team-research and team-authorship and trimmed its sails so skillfully to the winds of conservatism that it not only became a mine of factual material for future historians but subtly broadened reactionary minds. None of the other periodical successes of the decade promised to have so acute an effect upon the status of the writer as this adventure in writing a magazine inside the office; there were those who saw in it a threat of extinction to the free-lance journalist, a threat of the coming of the day when the magazine writer would have to look for an office job or be shut out from publication."
    --SINCE YESTERDAY. Copyright 1939, 1940 by Frederick Lewis Allen.