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Charles Barkley Won't Use Twitter; Says Users Are 'Idiots'
theepochtimes.com ^

Posted on 07/18/2013 4:48:25 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

However, Barkley has had problems with Twitter–and its users–in the past.

“Tweet is for losers. Tweet is for losers. What I mean by that. If you wake up in the morning and you worried about what I’m doing, you are a damn idiot. You are a damn idiot,” Barkley said on his website in 2011.

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: charlesbarkley; tweeter; twits
Barkley is making a lot of sense today!
1 posted on 07/18/2013 4:48:25 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Today maybe. Tomorrow could be a whole different thing.


2 posted on 07/18/2013 4:49:41 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I agree with him and you.


3 posted on 07/18/2013 4:49:43 PM PDT by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Yep. Right again.
4 posted on 07/18/2013 4:50:45 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Red in Blue PA
Charles Barkley Won't Use Twitter; Says Users Are 'Idiots'
Holy krap - we agree, twice in one day.
5 posted on 07/18/2013 4:50:54 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Twitter is a useful tool, you just need to filter it.


6 posted on 07/18/2013 4:51:41 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Red in Blue PA

Sir Charles, are you about to run for office out of Arizona?


7 posted on 07/18/2013 4:52:42 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Wow, two things in a row I agree with.


8 posted on 07/18/2013 4:53:30 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

LOL! I agree. This is the second thing he said that I agree with.


9 posted on 07/18/2013 4:53:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Keep your powder dry.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I have never been to Twitter, and have no plan to do so.
Twitter is for twits.


10 posted on 07/18/2013 4:54:21 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Red in Blue PA

Like him or not, Charles Barkley has usually been a straight shooter. I remember early on when he utterly rejected the notion that sports figures should be role models:

“I’m not a role model... Just because I dunk a basketball doesn’t mean I should raise your kids.”

Other quotes:

“Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny.”

“I don’t care what people think. people are stupid.”

“My family got all over me because they said Bush is only for the rich people. Then I reminded them, ‘Hey, I’m rich’.”

“I love New York City; I’ve got a gun.”

“If I weren’t earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.”


11 posted on 07/18/2013 4:57:11 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Thank you for clearing up what Barkley is all about. I will sleep better tonight.<FMCDH(BITS)


12 posted on 07/18/2013 5:00:27 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Red in Blue PA

13 posted on 07/18/2013 5:01:52 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: wideawake

Yep. Some people just can’t control themselves.

The fact is that twitter is a powerful tool for instant communication and news.


14 posted on 07/18/2013 5:02:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

“The fact is that twitter is a powerful tool for instant communication and news.”

That’s right. I heard about Wendy Davis ‘stand with Wendy’ live on Twitter. I learned the Pope was about to be announced way before the tv said it. You can directly speak to your Congressman and Senators on Twitter and get a response.

Knocking these programs is like laughing at the invention of the light bulb or the phone.


16 posted on 07/18/2013 5:34:47 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Like him or not, Charles Barkley has usually been a straight shooter.

Really?

Every time I hear the word “conservative,” it makes me sick to my stomach
~Charles Barkley

Obama Supporter Charles Barkley Bashes Christians

17 posted on 07/18/2013 5:43:18 PM PDT by South40
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To: wideawake
Twitter is a useful tool, you just need to filter it.

I apply a high-pass filter, low-pass filter, and band-pass filter, then it's perfect.

18 posted on 07/18/2013 6:22:03 PM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: South40

A straight shooter is somebody who says what he thinks. It doesn’t mean he agrees with you. But you can like him for being honest, even if his politics are wacky.

Think about it, can you name a liberal Democrat who is as honest?


19 posted on 07/18/2013 6:28:36 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: cripplecreek; Beowulf9; wideawake
The fact is that twitter is a powerful tool for instant communication and news.

There is a vast, hidden cost to all this meretricious technology.

First, technology has eliminated most manual labor jobs.

And now technology is assuming the role of information provider, gradually and relentlessly eliminating the jobs of those of us paid for what we know.

In the end, only those few who own the technology, like Google, will benefit.

The rest of us will be serfs who will likely revolt to make technology state-owned, so the state can dole out the products of technolgoy to everyone equally no matter individual merit.

That is where this technology crap is taking us.

Can you imagine how this could end otherwise?

20 posted on 07/18/2013 6:47:52 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: Red in Blue PA
Barkley and Pastor Manning in back-to-back threads both supporting the verdict.

There's something positive.

21 posted on 07/18/2013 6:50:41 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Beowulf9
Knocking these programs is like laughing at the invention of the light bulb or the phone.

Teach your kids to be true critical thinkers with strong morals and they'll use technology to rule the world.

On a side note its kind of funny to see people posting on FR about how bad such things as twitter are when its little different than FR. At FR we have more space to say what we want and we think more or less along the same path.

On twitter you have 140 characters to say what you wish but I think that gives clear thinking conservatives a great advantage. Plus I can follow who I want and insert a voice of reason into the middle of a liberal rant that they can't really avoid seeing.
23 posted on 07/18/2013 7:01:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 1rudeboy

May I add, this is our future.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vw2CrY9Igs


24 posted on 07/18/2013 7:01:39 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Fo shizzle, Rachel Jeantel be using it, so it got to be good, nigga!


25 posted on 07/18/2013 7:04:03 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: cripplecreek
On twitter you have 140 characters to say what you wish but I think that gives clear thinking conservatives a great advantage.

Well, of course it does. If there's one thing I can't stand about FR it's the folks who can't simply make up their mind and say what they want to say without going on and on and on and on and on about stuff that is purely irrelevant to the topic but is something they're obsessed over and can't let go of like the time my Aunt Gertrude got into the chicken house with her fuzzy slippers on and stomped back into the house with feathers and chicken poop stuck to the little hairs, which made her feet look like something out of a George Romero move, not the one about the zombie Hari Krishnas in the shopping center but the one with the dissected zombie on the table with its brain showing, yeah, that one, and Uncle Bert was so ticked off because he'd just rented a carpet steamer from the local Safeway and was going to lose his deposit if he got chicken poop in it but he had to run it anyway and I'd have been ticked off too well anyway, Aunt Gertrude was one of those people who simply could not shut up about something once it got into her head and she was sure that there was something moving in the chicken house that wasn't chickens or zombies either - Aunt Gertrude didn't believe in zombies, can you believe it? But anyway Uncle Bert got out the shotgun and went stomping out there but there wasn't anything in the chicken house at all, not even a fox or a weasel or a Democrat or even a zombie which I thought there was but I was only twelve at the time and you can't blame me for watching too many George Romero movies, anyway, what I don't like are people who waste everybody's time going on and on and on and on about stuff that hey, wait a minute, I'm hearing something outside and it's probably a zombie or a Democrat and I gotta go now and grab my shotgun and to hell with the carpet steamer anyway. What was the question again?

26 posted on 07/18/2013 7:14:48 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

LOL ass


27 posted on 07/18/2013 7:16:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Hear hear. Little too much pot/kettle/black going on in this thread.


28 posted on 07/18/2013 8:42:37 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: wideawake
Twitter is a useful tool for useless tools.

There, I fixed it.

29 posted on 07/19/2013 3:28:30 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Labyrinthos
An intelligent user of Twitter can learn a lot about current events in real time before those events are repackaged and whitewashed by the MSM.

Not everyone on Twitter is a Kardashian.

30 posted on 07/19/2013 4:18:22 AM PDT by wideawake
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