Hey ya’all! As most of you know I’ve been in Twitter Jail for the past week. I must admit turned out to be a great break! The sheer randomness of Twitter’s new rules has put me in contact with others who found themselves in the same situation.
Here is what we discovered. Twitter has basically decided that any content someone feels is offensive is now a violation of their “abusive behavior” rule, IF IT IS REPORTED and IF THERE IS SOMEONE REFERRED TO with an @. So using the word retarded in a conversation with people I interact with daily on Twitter who are one of less than 200 people I follow, is now abusive if the RETARD POLICE report it. Context of the word is not a factor.
The problem is, the Retard Police are selective in who they report. Certain people and sites are being reported and suspended. So now, if you want to take out your competition, you can just report an offensive word and have a couple of your friends report it and they get suspended. It’s the wild, wild, west over there and I am just going to share my posts on that site and retweet other shares from this point forward.
If you put “retard” in the Twitter search box, many thousands of current tweets are shown. Ironically the large majority of those posts are about POTUS referring to Jeff Sessions as “mentally retarded and a dumb southerner. Those tweets remains as apparently they are not targeted hate speech because Jeff Sessions was not included using the @ sign. The same goes for any other word people may consider offensive. Twitter has always been a cesspool of free speech and it remains that way unless someone wants to report you.
I am CONSTANTLY reminding people here to READ THE FUCKING COMMENTING RULES before interacting with this site. It would save so many of you from being exposed to words that hurt your big fat feelings, or thinking I need you advice on editing my posts. If you fail to do so, you will end up in the window licking section for crying about words or having panic attacks over typos. Really, I’m just trying to save your from yourselves. 🙂
That said, I miss having a place to share my random brainfarts. I generally post my panic attacks over things like Banjo killing a squirrel, or short bits of news that don’t require a post like Jill Zarin’s dog Ginger dying on Twitter. Moving forward, each weekend I’ll start a post called Tamara Tweets and put all of my brainfarts in comments. I’ll also add TT to the black link bar above so you can click on it and quickly find the most current post.
The bad news is, if you are a fan of my random drunken late night ramblings, you may have a bit of a wait. I’m on some sort of retarded health kick and off the sauce for a while. Stay strong though. This sobriety thing can’t possibly last forever. In the meantime, you may be stuck hearing about me waddling up mountains and nearly dying from fucking exercise. 🙂 The good news is the haters who wish me dead may actually get their wish if the mountain wins in the end.
But don’t count on it. Grab your life vests, floaters, I’m BACK!