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AOC Claps Back HARD After Elon Musk Says She ‘Isn’t That Smart’

Twitter CEO Elon Musk found out the hard way that if you’re going to attack New York Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, you’d better bring more than some pathetic snarky putdown or else be prepared to suffer the consequences.

It seems that Musk saw a video from AOC in which she noted the stark difference in the number of immigrants being allowed into the United States these days versus the much reduced number of immigrants currently being accepted as potential citizens.

Ashely St. Clair of the right-wing Babylon Bee lamely called Ocasio-Cortez out.

That led Musk to join the debate, completely uninvited.

Not that smart? That’s laughable coming from a man who purchased Twitter for $44 billion and has almost driven it into the ground, watching the social media platform lose two-thirds of its total value in just a year’s time.

The Guardian reports:

Fidelity, an asset manager that held a stake in Twitter worth about $20m after Musk acquired the business for $44bn, said in a corporate filing that its stake was now worth just under $6.6m. That would value the overall company, now officially called X Holdings Corp after Musk’s early venture, at just $14.75bn.

Ocasio-Cortez was only too happy to fire back at Musk.

When Musk attempted a retort, his response fell far short, much like his failing career in the business world.

Sorry, Elon, but no one is impressed by your massive failures. In fact, we kind of wish you’d buy a deserted island, move there, and never return.

Oh, and don’t take a cell phone or computer with you when you leave. No one wants to read your juvenile rantings.


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#RIPTwitter Trends Heavily After Musk Limits The Number Of Tweets Users Can See Each Day

On days like today, you have to wonder how Twitter CEO Elon Musk ever became a billionaire in the first place.

Of course, it didn’t hurt that Musk’s father was filthy rich and only too glad to give some of his money to his son when he started out in the business world.

But after paying (many said overpaying) $44 billion for Twitter in April of last year, Twitter has faced one disaster after another, and the stock price has collapsed.

Which brings us to today, when Musk once again proved that he’s one of the worst businesspeople on the face of the planet.

Bloomberg reports:

Twitter is imposing a temporary cap on the number of tweets that accounts can see each day, a move that sparked backlash from some users.

Twitter owner Elon Musk tweeted that unverified users will be able to view as many as 600 posts daily while Twitter Blue subscribers can see 6,000 posts “to address extreme levels of data scraping” and “system manipulation.” He later added the limits will be increased to 800 and 8,000 respectively, without specifying how long the limits will last.  

Musk then raised the limits a third time, which suggests he royally screwed up the first two times.

#RIPTwitter has been trending for most of the day, and users were only too happy to let Musk know he’s quite literally running the site into the ground with his idiocy.


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Mandy Patinkin Claps Back After Elon Musk Quotes His ‘Princess Bride’ Character 

Twitter CEO Elon Musk thought it’d be a great idea to try and justify some of his most disgusting (and anti-Semitic) tweets by quoting a character from the classic 1987 film “The Princess Bride,” but the quote he used drew a clapback of righteous mockery from actor Mandy Patinkin, who played the character in the film.

The Daily Beast reports that Musk quoted the film during an interview with CNBC host David Faber.

The Tesla CEO attempted to dodge a question about his haphazard tweeting with a reference to the 1987 adventure-comedy film.

In a video clip from the interview, Musk gives a long pause before he offers his response. “There’s a scene in The Princess Bride—great movie—where he [Montoya] confronts the person who killed his father. And he says, ‘Offer me money. Offer me power. I don’t care.’”

“I’ll say what I want to say,” Musk added soon after, “and if the consequence of that is losing money, then so be it.”

Here’s what doesn’t add up about Musk’s explanation: In the movie, the character Patinkin plays, Inigo Montoya, is trying to avenge the death of his father. Musk’s dad is still alive and well, so what do offensive tweets have to do with the Montoya character, other than the fact that Musk felt a need to quote a movie that many people have seen and loved? It just doesn’t make sense.

That led Patinkin to weigh in (via Twitter, of course) and use yet another line from the film to troll Musk.

Musk should stick to the only thing he’s good at: Destroying once-profitable companies.


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Elon Musk’s Pathetic Attempt To Troll Stephen King Backfires Badly On Him

Twitter CEO Elon Musk, apparently hoping to garner some positive media buzz as he watches the social media platform continue to tank, thought it’d be a great idea to let the world know that he’s paying for some celebrities to have a verified account, even though everyone else has to pay $8 a month for a blue check next to their screen name.

According to Time, “The costs of keeping the marks range from $8 a month for individual web users to a starting price of $1,000 monthly to verify an organization, plus $50 monthly for each affiliate or employee account. Twitter does not verify the individual accounts, as was the case with the previous blue check doled out during the platform’s pre-Musk administration.”

Celebrity users, from basketball star LeBron James to author Stephen King and Star Trek’s William Shatner, have balked at joining — although on Thursday, all three had blue checks indicating that the account paid for verification.

King was even more emphatic.

“My Twitter account says I’ve subscribed to Twitter Blue. I haven’t. My Twitter account says I’ve given a phone number. I haven’t.”

That led Musk to respond: “You’re welcome namaste”

It seems that Musk intended his move as a form of trolling, but as many others on Twitter noted, it reeked of desperation and failed miserably.

Is it really any surprise that Twitter has lost half of its value since Musk took over?

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GOP Sen. Mike Lee’s Twitter Account Suspended Despite His Sucking Up To Elon Musk

Even though it’s only March, we may already have a frontrunner in the race for biggest sap in the U.S. Senate circa 2023.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) found his personal Twitter account suspended today after he made threatening remarks aimed at Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

Specifically, Lee sent this tweet to the Japanese PM after the Japanese government refused to release U.S. Navy Lt. Ridge Alkonis from prison.:

“You’ve made your choice, I hope you’re ready for some conversations on the Senate floor that you’re not likely to enjoy. This issue isn’t going away, and neither am I.”

Alkonis is serving a three-year sentence in a Japanese prison for his role in an automobile accident that left two people dead, CNN reports:

Navy Lt. Ridge Alkonis was sentenced to three years in a Japanese prison in October for what Japanese courts deemed to be the negligent driving deaths of two Japanese citizens in May 2021. Alkonis appealed, but his sentence was upheld last month.

Alkonis has maintained that he suffered from acute mountain sickness as he was driving down from Mount Fuji with his family on May 29, 2021, and fell unconscious behind the wheel, leading to the deadly crash. An 85-year-old woman and her 54-year-old son-in-law died in the accident.

The Japanese high court did not believe Alkonis’ argument that he fell ill, and instead accused him of falling asleep at the wheel. Under those standards, Alkonis’ sentence could have been longer – under Japanese law, he could have faced up to seven years in prison, according to the Japanese government.

Lee’s tweet aimed at the Japanese Prime Minister resulted in him being suspended from Twitter, and he immediately began whining about it on his official Senate account.

Prior to Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter late last year, Lee sounded euphoric about the idea of the billionaire becoming CEO of the social media platform:

“I sometimes suffer from unfettered exuberance, especially where Elon Musk is involved… I think it’s going to be a complete game changer if, when he finally completes this transaction — and I sincerely hope that he does… I think you will see an actual fair, even playing field for people to communicate their ideas without people being shadow banned.”

Lee’s account was later reinstated, along with this note from Musk:

It remains unclear at this point who now qualifies for the title of Whiniest Bitch on Social Media, Mike Lee or Elon Musk.