Why I’m Not on Twitter

I’m not on Twitter, but my name is definitely mentioned in Tweets.  For those of you who have read the comments on posts like “Mr. President, When Should I Expect Your Call?” and “Hail to the Chiefs: Malia and Sasha Obama,” you’re familiar with the hate that is thrown my way.  (You know, bullying in the name of tolerance and all.)

However, someone brought Michelle Malkin’s tweet to my attention tonight. She tweeted that it’s Time for a Bristol Palin HateFest on Twitter.

That, my friends, is why I’m not on Twitter. I love talking to you guys on Facebook and on this blog, but that’s as much of an internet presence as I need now.  For those of you who are on Twitter, please feel free to tweet out my posts and to spread some love for me there.

You can tell I need it!

UPDATE: Yes, I know she was pointing out the Twitter hate. Thanks, Michelle Malkin for pointing out the liberal hypocrisy! I appreciate your work!

  • CrustyB

    I don’t blame you, sister. I quit my account last October. Twitter is where intelligence goes to die.

  • LeAnne

    I am on Twitter to be a voice for Christ & Conservatives and there are millions on there like me. I have found many like-minded friends on there and we support you, Bristol and will always defend you and your family and those who stand for what is Right! If we quit, the big mouth minority will take over. Our voices need to be heard and they need to know they can’t stamp us out so easily. @lifefades (life fades, eternity doesn’t).
    Keep up the awesome posts! :)

    • GrizzlyMom

      And from your words here I think Christ would be horrified that you are representing Him here on earth. You did read the part in the bible about not judging ?

      • otlset

        Thus GrizzlyMom judges LeAnne.

        • LMA

          Oh, what a tangled web we weave! Bristol calls out…well, everyone who doesn’t love her, and then LMA calls out Bristol, and then otlset (who secretly loves LMA) calls out LMA, and on and on and on!

          • otlset

            None of which would be necessary if you would just have some restraint and not come here to her blog and start trashing her and her supporters. Unless of course you’re on the DNC/Soros payroll, which makes it a work ‘assignment’.

          • LMA

            I don’t trash Bristol — I disagree with Bristol. In fact, I have posted a compliment about her lovely son in a past post. Which didn’t get your attention, of course, because you’re so angry that a liberal who might admire Bristol as a scrappy young mother but doesn’t agree with her politics would dare to come here.

          • GrizzlyMom

            :) otlset is definitely in love with you!

            And yes otlset I was judging Leann! I don’t believe in the bible so I don’t have to follow those rules…thus I’m not a hypocrite as you so like to call me. And like LMA I disagree with Bristol and post when I do….however…go look in the comments sections on the posts about naming her dog. Not a word from me….or the posts about her family…not a word. Political commentary is fair game..and by calling out her on her constant whining about people saying mean things about her is constructive even though she may not realize it. Trust me…even her most dire hard fans will desert her if every other post is her complaining about someone saying something unkind. She needs to grow a thicker skin if she wants to have such a public presence on the internet. A little less hypocrisy would be nice too :)

        • GrizzlyMom

          otlset – I’m curious why you do not feel the need to police the conservative hypocrites that post here? Clearly when I or others post you jump right on it and say..”hey your doing the same thing you are complaining about”. If thats true and you are so offended by it then in all fairness it should apply to everyone. I’ve explained why my posts are not hypocritical…and i could certainly spin my wheels and counter every criticism of yours as doing the same thing you are calling me out on…but how silly that would be. I tell you what…I will save you some trouble and start every comment with : ” Hi my name is Grizzly Mom and the post you are about to read will be considered hypocritical by otlset”. Hows that?

          • GrizzlyMom

            Actually otlset just disregard everything I’ve said here. I read your comments on tammybruce and your nothing but an ignorant racist. I will ignore you from now on. Feel free to be childish and comment on any and all posts I could care less and will not respond to someone like you. You are a waste of time not worthy of any attention.

          • LMA

            Interesting, GrizzlyMom. Where on tammybruce did otlset leave a racist comment? I’m curious to know!

          • otlset

            I would consider any post from you as hypocritical only if it is. And I’m not one to lay back and just put up with the distortions, put-downs, and name-calling from you and your fellow blog disrupters who show up here only to be dissonant and cause trouble, which you are apparently allowed to do.

            Oh good, more blog traffic for Tammy Bruce! Yes I’m a TAM, and I fight back. Go ahead and name-call all you like. It’s typical from the left these days and a cowardly way to end any discussion.

          • LMA

            Well, otlset, for my part, I haven’t seen any of your racist comments, so I’ll put that aside and give you the benefit of the doubt. But know this: you keep complaining about my commenting here (as well as GrizzlyMom’s commenting here), but this is cyberspace, kid. Unless you’ve got connections on the moderator’s board, then we can post our comments here all we like. You can reply, of course, but my skin’s pretty thick. Unless you’re literally in my face (and again, that’s unlikely, since this is the blogosphere), I don’t give a shite how much my comments bug you. Also, for the record, my husband served in Operation Enduring Freedom when Dubya was in office — Army Special Forces. That means I’m an Army wife. That means I’ve got skin in the game. Tell me I don’t have a right to my comments and opinions. Now stop crying like a b–tch and saying that we’re name calling when that’s not at all what’s happening here.

          • otlset

            I appreciate your husband’s distinguished service to the country for which we are all indebted, and honor you as his wife.

            And of course no one can stop you from posting here, but I for one will respond on Bristol’s and SP’s behalf as I see fit, kid. And I’ll continue to complain about such posts that compare me to a b–tch, for example.

          • GrizzlyMom

            LMA – otlset scrubbed his/her comments….not surprised that this person is a bigot but was surprised they are a coward.

          • otlset

            FYI to one and all — once a post is up at Tammy Bruce’s site there is no way I can “scrub” it, much like here. Only Tammy or her site administrator can do that.

            “Bigot”, “coward” — name-calling again. You should try to ween yourself of that bad habit GrizzlyMom.

  • jose

    I’ll always defend you. I keep you in my prayers, Bristol.

  • http://www.prayerwarriorsforsarahpalin.org Irma

    Will continue to tweet your blog.
    God bless!

  • LMA

    “Thanks Michelle Malkin for pointing out the liberal hypocrisy.” Yes, because only liberals are rude on Twitter…no God-fearing Christian Conservative would tweet anything rude, right? Sheesh. Bristol, your posts remind me of that scene in “The Crucible,” when Abigail, after her schemes and lies send countless innocents to the gallows, juts out her chin and says to John Proctor, “I am but God’s finger.” Not that you’re a liar or schemer, mind you, just that you seem to think it’s your purpose in life to call out others when none of us is as pure as the driven snow. Who’s to say your sins aren’t as heavily weighted as anyone else’s?

    • otlset

      Another rude put-down post from LMA as he ironically makes Bristol’s case.

      • LMA

        Nope, not rude, just an honest opinion. You’re so sensitive.

        • BigRMV

          LMA, not an honest opinion–a made up projection. She didn’t say only libs were rude on Twitter. You inferred that. Then you inferred that, because you attributed your inference to her, she was akin to a fictional self-righteous character.

          When is the last time you spoke with her? Went to church with her? Had tea with her? What’s that–Never? Huh. And SHE’S the judgmental person in your “honest opinion,” right?

          Your post only served to prove her comment re: Liberal Hypocrisy. If you can’t see that, you’re either lying to yourself or don’t understand the language.

          • LMA

            Sorry, BigRMV. You’re right. She DIDN’T say only libs were rude on Twitter. She calls ONLY liberals out. And I didn’t “infer” that she was akin to a fictional self-righteous character; I didn’t “suggest” that at all. I came right out and wrote it. As for speaking with her, going to church with her, having tea with her…I’m not suggesting that she’s unworthy of these things. I simply take umbrage with the fact that she generalizes when she refers to “liberal hypocrisy” and “liberal hate.” Not everyone who likes Bristol is a Conservative, and not everyone who hates her is a Liberal.

            I get that sometimes things come off as meaner than the writer intends when communicating over the Internet, but you folks are just rabid.

          • otlset

            “…you folks are just rabid”
            LMA demonstrates *again* his hypocrisy by…wait for it…generalizing.

          • GrizzlyMom

            Agreed LMA. And why does Bristol want to come across as such a victim all the time? She’s obsessed with what people say about her on the internet. IMO conservatives tend to have an entitlement mindset. They expect everyone to agree with them. They refuse to listen to opinions (and often FACTS) that do not reinforce their belief system. And they love to play the victim. Its me me me all the time. Personally I find it fascinating to watch but its a shame that these same people are allowed to vote.

          • otlset

            Generalizing again. Tsk tsk. Just what LMA came here to criticize Bristol for! I get a kick out of the irony.

        • Joseph Thomas

          LMA get an education! You call Bristol names and use fiction to justify your statement: opion, yes; rude, yes. Is Bristol’s blog simply your leftist assignment?

          • LMA

            I didn’t call her a name at all. I wrote, “not that you’re a liar or schemer, mind you…” That means, “I’m not saying you’re a liar or schemer.” The problem here is that you all read even one word that doesn’t fit into your sentiments of adoration, one word of disagreement, and you see red and nothing else. I don’t hate, Joseph. I simply disagree. I disagree with blanket statements that malign and label all Conservatives or Liberals.

    • GrizzlyMom

      Isn’t it ironic that Bristol is thanking Michelle Malkin of all people? She is the ultimate “Mean Girl”. A person who is known for her mean-spirited rants and who has attacked many people over the years especially women..including conservatives like Meghan McCain.

      • LMA

        Not a stretch, GrizzlyMom. Think about it: SP rushed to the defense of Dr. Laura, who was no fan of SP. She also defended Rush Limbaugh, who unapologetically used the word “retard” on the radio. Michelle Malkin, being of Asian descent, has written a defense of Japanese interment camps used during WWII, which is just nuts, and she suggests that Arab Americans deserve the same. In fact, she was forced to publish a follow-up to her book about those camps, correcting all the falsehoods. To be sure, she’s not known for her insight and scholarship. I think Michelle is much less concerned about Bristol and more concerned about mudslinging. It’s unfortunate that Bristol was drawn into that.

        • otlset

          It works both ways. Here (the soon-to-be-defeated-come-November) Obama praises Nazi sympathizer Gertrude Stein…
          http://www.punditpress.com/2012/05/obama-praises-nazi-sympathizer-in-honor.html

          • LMA

            True enough, otlset. And Sarah Palin quoted Westbrook Pegler at the Republican National Convention. Look him up, if you don’t know anything about him. He called for the death of RFK, who was assassinated three years after Pegler’s rant. So…yes, it works both ways. Which has been my point all along. So why must we point fingers at one another?

          • otlset

            Goes to show you can give props to someone for a stance or statement on an issue without endorsing that person’s entire career, political orientation or reputation — which is a common smear tactic — berate the source (and implied association) rather than just the statement or stance from said source as referenced. Which was the tactic of accusation you and GrizzlyMom tried to pull above on Bristol and her mom.

          • LMA

            Otlset, I don’t even know what you’ve tried to say here. Please restate…clearer.

          • otlset

            Hmmm, clearer. Okay, quoting Westbrook Pegler does not mean SP agrees with or supports him on anything other than her purpose for using the quote, especially calling for the death of anybody.

          • LMA

            Okay, I’ll give you that SP likely didn’t know about Pegler’s past (and probably didn’t write her own RNC acceptance speech, either), but what about her support for Dr. Laura? What about her support for Rush Limbaugh? She’s not likely to denounce anyone unless she’s toeing the party line.

  • Colleen

    Hi Bristol, Our whole family loves and admires you and your family and we’re really looking forward to your new show. Our daughter is also a hardworking young single mom to our 3-year-old adorable grandson. And we share your love of Alaska – my husband’s family is of Tlingit descent and most of them are still in AK. We lived in Sitka for several years when our son was young. If the Palin haters ever get you down, just remember all of us who are behind you and your beautiful family.

  • http://timdenchanter.blogspot.com/ Tim D Enchanter

    No Worries, Bristol … I only Tweet when I have something important to say (like telling people about “Life’s a Tripp debut at 10pm Tue June 19th on Lifetime) and normally don’t bother reading too many Tweets … we, your friends, got you covered

  • Dittobugs

    I am on Twitter and I will spread some love out there whenever I can! :-)

  • David Dempsey

    Stay Strong, Bristol. I have not joined Twitter yet either. I have stired-up some Hornet’s Nests on USA Today by some of my comments, but nothing like what one of your Posts stirs-up on this Blog.
    I may join Twitter just to check-out those Palin Haters because your New Show will just give them something else to attack.

  • http://tinyurl.com/25wbddu mistah charley, ph.d.

    I’m not on Twitter. In my circumstances, the costs seem to me to outweigh the benefits.


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