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Weekend humor from Celia Rivenbark: Musk vs. Zuck

BY: - July 29, 2023

The on again/off again “cage match” between Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk is the spectacle we’ve all not been waiting for. A “thrillah of vanillah” if you will. Who is honestly pining to see these two pasty-faced, glassy-eyed billionaires beat the livin’ crap out of each other? Wait. Now that I just wrote that it […]


Weekend humor from Celia Rivenbark: Elon Musk is curious about that bridge you wanna sell him

BY: - December 31, 2022

I write the next paragraph with the full understanding that, as a result, my Twitter account may be dispatched to a place as cold and dark as where Brittney Griner was bustin’ rocks just a couple of weeks ago. Never to be seen again. So be it. #itwasworthit. Elon Musk is awful, y’all. For the […]


Weekend humor from Celia Rivenbark: The cavalry’s here and it’s bringing a whoopee cushion

BY: - November 19, 2022

If you think we’ve all gotten a little more hateful lately, you’ll find validation in the viral response to a happy lil’ tweet from Daisey Beaton, a newlywed who identifies as… nice. How dare she try to spread love and light through Elon Musk’s toxic Twitterverse? You see recently Beaton tweeted how she enjoys sharing […]

Why does the President tweet about stock market levels but not our poverty rate?

BY: - August 11, 2017

Since July 1, President Trump has tweeted to celebrate the results of the U.S. stock market nine times and has tweeted about strong jobs numbers thirteen times. His frequent tweeting about these two metrics appears to indicate that they are his key indicators for assessing how we are doing as a country. It is worth […]

Senator Bob Rucho needs to apologize ASAP

BY: - December 16, 2013

As noted in last week’s Weekly Briefing, hyperbole and dramatic overstatements have their place in politics.  That said,  it’s also true that those holding public office should possess some minimal connection to reality and basic human decency. And in these latter two categories, Senator Bob Rucho of Mecklenburg County has raised real questions about his fitness […]

Now you can search the governor’s tweets

BY: - December 4, 2012

The state announced today the opening of a new searchable archive of social media by and about government officials, according to WRAL: The State Archives of North Carolina is going “social,” beginning the capture of Twitter tweets, Facebook posts and the like as made by and about public officials with the help of Durham startup […]

Phil Berger’s tweet-happy son

BY: - July 16, 2012

The worldwide explosion of social media like Facebook and Twitter in recent years gives rise to some interesting questions about what is and isn’t appropriate for politicians and other public servants who use these platforms while on the job. On one level, it’s obviously no big deal. If House Speaker Thom Tillis sends out a tweet during a legislative day promoting some […]