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Delusional Jackasses Petition White House to Demand Return of Milo Yiannopoulos’ Blue Checkmark

This is what Milo Yiannopoulos fans really believe
From Twitter. This is what Milo Yiannopoulos fans really believe.

Today, in things that actually happened:

1) A fan of right-wing “journalist” and #GamerGate panderer Milo Yiannopoulos has set up a White House petition to demand that Obama “issue a statement demanding the restoration of Milo Yiannopoulos’s Twitter verification badge.”

According to the petition, Twitter’s removal of the little blue verification badge from Milo’s account  — a Twitter perk given to a teensy fraction of its users — means that it is “effectively declaring war on libertarian and millennial voices by punishing the outspoken commentator for his views.”

2) Meanwhile, on Twitter, the subject of all this drama — who still retains all his posting privileges on the social media platform — has been complaining “jokingly” that David Bowie’s death has drawn attention away from his plight.

Happily, the petition did not get 2000 signatures in those two hours, or at all. As I write this, the petition stands more than 98,000 signatures short of the 100,000 needed for the White House to even officially notice it.

Rest in Peace, David Bowie. And go to hell, Milo.


111 replies on “Delusional Jackasses Petition White House to Demand Return of Milo Yiannopoulos’ Blue Checkmark”

Whenever I hear people say stuff like that Twitter is nothing but drivel, or that social media is nothing but drivel, it always comes off just as “It’s different from my youth, so it’s stupid!” To me.

It may not be totally drivel but there is a lot of drivel out there in social media. I used social media a lot (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), but haven’t as much in the past few months because you do have to spend time separating the wheat from the chaff and at least for me, that got tedious. It does have its good uses, though.

Did any other Britain-based mammotheers notice how cold it’s suddenly gotten since
Yiannopoulos lost his tick? We may need to do something before he ends up unleashing
the White Walkers on us.

You mean… send him on an expedition to preserve the ice-caps?

Speaking of delusions and horrible people – anyone notice that it looks like Jordan Owen is back. This time he wants to do a documentary on Sierra games:

No clue if skeletor is with him.

Of course he selected Indigogo – The scummiest of the crowdfunding platforms.

I am no filmaker. But I can’t image that $60,000 is even close to enough for what they want.

… Jordan Owen wants to do a documentary on Sierra On-Line/Sierra Entertainment.

The Sierra On-Line that was mostly started by Roberta Williams, the woman who practically single-handedly created the graphical adventure game, and is considered one of the most influential game designers of the 80s and 90s?

Jordan Owen wants to do her story.

Oh, there’s no way this could go badly at all…

@Jenora Feuer

Sierra was my choice for adventure games. Sure I dabbled in LucasArts. but I sided heavily with Sierra for the many hours. Heck I even beta tested for them back when they had to mail out disks to all beta testers. I still have a few of those lying around.

I can in no way see him doing it proper justice. I would not be surprised if he says she took credit for a man’s work or something as stupid. Or attributes everything to Al Lowe and completely ignores her.

What really saddened me was that the Andromeda guys (people making spiritual successor to Space Quest) actually promoted this. That is how I found out about it.

Brilliant! May I add one suggestion though? Make it one beta fish, two beta fish instead?

That photoshopped picture at the start appears to show a giant Milo rising up out of the see to sneer at the misfortune of the Titanic (which has a sponsorship deal with Twitter for some reason) which had already began to sink.

MRAs are weird, yo.

@Jenora Feuer & Spaceman

Yeah I see Owen completely ignoring or downplaying Roberta’s role in creating Sierra and focusing solely on Her husband and sierra co-founder, Ken.

@Freemage – Yes, I am! Sorry for not getting back to you sooner on this; it’s been a rough week for me.

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