Ravelry Social Network
Politics

This is not the first time Ravelry has banned conservatives

In 2009, Ravelry first silenced, then banned conservatives. To prepare for 2020, it’s resurrecting the playbook, as are other social media sites. Yesterday, Ravelry, one of the largest fiber arts social media sites, with a member roster 8,000,000 strong, made the equivalent of a loud, rude farting sound in the [Read More]

Ravelry Social Network
Politics

Ravelry, a fiber arts social network, silences Trump supporters as “white supremacists”

Ravelry, one of the biggest fiber art social media networks, identifies Trump supporters as “white supremacists” and asks its community to help police them. If you do any type of fiber crafts — knitting, quilting, crocheting, etc. — you’re familiar with Ravelry. It’s a very well-organized social network dedicated to [Read More]

Bookworm Beat Social Media
Politics

Bookworm Beat 5/7/19 — the Vanishing Conservatives on Social Media edition

There are reasons for you to be very afraid of the social media crackdown on conservatives (even fringe ones), plus other scary stuff in today’s world. Democrats prepare for 2020 by silencing conservatives.  If I had to identify the scariest news today, it would be Twitter’s purge of conservatives, which [Read More]

Conquête de passage Credit: Don Comtesse Alphonse de Toulouse-Lautrec en 1904 (Wikimedia Commons)
media bias

THE CARE AND CLEANING OF THE TWITTER ACCOUNT

Vassar Bushmills The Grand Game Almost everyone has a opinion about Twitter and Facebook. Conservatives consider them capricious in the way they handle “political speech” on their sites, rewarding Leftist views while punishing flag-waving Love-America attitudes. Both are hostile to American-style democracy and values. But as long as the American political class, including Republicans, is [Read More]

Bookworm Beat Mob
Politics

Bookworm Beat 12/16/18 — the best of my Twitter feed

This is the first in a multi-part Bookworm Beat downloading the articles I’ve been collecting this weekend about media lies, stupid Leftists, etc. As I’ve mentioned before, I came late to Twitter. I don’t find it a very useful vehicle for intelligent social and political discussion, but it’s a fantastic [Read More]

Bookworm Beat Mob
Politics

Bookworm Beat 11/30/18 — Another round-up of interesting news

Another Bookworm Beat looking at the daily news, including the daily propaganda from former news outlets, all of which is endlessly fascinating It’s not Trump’s foibles, but the media’s failures, that account for his low numbers. NeverTrumpers, looking at the chasm between Trump’s out-sized positive accomplishments in areas that matter [Read More]

Economics

You Gave Facebook Your Number For Security. They Used It For Ads.

Electronic Frontier Foundation by Gennie Gebhart Add “a phone number I never gave Facebook for targeted advertising” to the list of deceptive and invasive ways Facebook makes money off your personal information. Contrary to user expectations and Facebook representatives’ own previous statements, the company has been using contact information that users explicitly [Read More]

Dirty Harry, 1971, Warner Brothers and JAF IMAGES
media bias

Media Censorship

Media censorship is snowballing way outside the box. The protective box of the First Amendment. Why? First one should comprehend this kind of word abortion was never intended for protection by the First Amendment. Next, that Conservative sources are being shut down, and out, one-by-one. Conservatives and the First Amendment—therefore—are [Read More]

Propaganda

Deconstructing Twitter’s mass email re: Info on “Russian Influence” of campaigns

On Saturday morning, I received the following email from Twitter <twitter-legal@twitter.com> allegedly and as stated in their subject line regarding: “Information Regarding Russian Influence Campaigns on Twitter”. Below is a screenshot of the email header and the email itself which I uploaded to Google Drive followed by my autopsy, opinion [Read More]

National Security

Robert Spencer at David Horowitz Freedom Center Discusses War on Freedom of Speech

Last week, Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch spoke at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, subject of which is the Islamization of America and the war on freedom of speech.  See Spencer’s speech below as posted on Vimeo. You can read the transcript here (excerpt below) courtesy of Front Page Magazine. [Read More]

President Trump
Donald Trump

The mainstream media muzzles President Trump lest people like what they hear

Now that the media has discovered that people like to hear what President Trump has to say, it’s making sure to silence his voice. In the run-up to the 2016 election, the media reported every single word that President Trump uttered. Every. Single. Word. It did so because its collective Leftist [Read More]

PC-Silliness

Is Twitter censorship Constitutional?

It is no secret that Twitter (Facebook AND Google) has been censoring Conservatives, Independents, and Libertarians under the guise that they are private entities and have the right to decide who can use their sites and who cannot. The extent of Twitter and Facebook’s purging of non-Progressives are sending up [Read More]