Category Archive 'Iowahawk'
03 Aug 2018

Tweet of the Day

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Of course, Iowahawk is just joking around, rhetorically hoisting dog-eating Gook girl with her own Intersectional petard. In reality, I expect that he, like Robby Soave at Reason and Jonah Goldberg and Kevin D. Williamson at National Review and I, thinks 1) employers ought to keep their noses out of employees’ social media, 2) the current practice of print-mobbing people out of jobs for crimes against political correctness is outrageous, and 3) we old white men (despite our propensity to sunburn) are just not so thin-skinned as to get all weepy and distressed over a few insulting cracks on Twitter. Old white men are a lot more secure than all that.

02 May 2018

One Prom Dress and the Left’s Insane Identity Politics

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Keziah Daum wore this quite becoming Cheongsam dress to her Utah High School Prom, and proudly tweeted some photos. And why not?

But the dress offended SJW Jeremy Lam, who reprovingly tweeted:

Note: 41,958 retweets — 178,771 likes !

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Iowahawk observed sharply in reply:

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And the editorials are still flying, days later. David French is perfectly correct.

As you survey pop culture, the academy, and American corporations, which side has the upper hand? Which side is defining American discourse? America’s most prominent culture-makers obsess over identity. They elevate prom dress choices to matters of national debate. And that’s why people who still possess a sense of reason, proportion, and manners (on both sides of the political aisle) need to push back. Reason can’t cede the public square to rage. Sometimes a prom dress is just a prom dress. But Lam’s tweet wasn’t “just” a tweet. It was a symbol of the incoherent anger that is tearing this nation apart.

03 Oct 2017

Tweet of the Day

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30 Sep 2017

Two for Iowahawk

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30 Jun 2017

Iowahawk Tweets

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03 Feb 2017

Wittiest Man on the Internet Taking a Break

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Iowahawk (David Burge) caused massive distress by announcing last night on Facebook that he intends to take time off from social media.

I’ve had some folks ask me to elaborate, so here goes…

1. no, nobody paid me the million bucks.

2. no, it had nothing to do with the Sam Wang twitter thing.

Fact is this has been on my to-do list for some time. I’ve never been paid for anything I’ve done online, nor have I wanted to. Even if I went balls-out and threw myself into writing full time, I could never hope to make a third of what I make in my boring (yet fulfilling) day job. It’s always been a lark, a tertiary hobby for me.

I abandoned the blog largely because the posts were fairly time consuming and Twitter allowed me to drop a quick mini-satire in between real life stuff. Over the last 2 years, though, I found myself questioning why I do any of it in the first place. I don’t need the money, so why bother? Answers weren’t very reassuring. The only honest answer I can give you is my own narcissism, and addiction to attention/approval.

There’s certain high provided by follows, RTs & upthumbs, but in the end it’s fleeting and empty. I have a pretty damn kickass real life, and the time I spend on social media subtracts, rather than adds, to it. One kiss from Tammi Jo still beats the hell out of all the retweets in the world.

So basically I’ve decided to lay off the social media crack for a while and enjoy myself, without the constant need to post about it. I’m keeping my Twitter account, but only for DM communication; observer rather than participant. May go back there at some point, don’t know.

As for FB, I’ll be nuking this account in a few days. If you’re a real-life buddy, who knows, maybe I’ll reappear somewhere elsewhere around here on Planet Zuckerberg.

He is uniquely brilliant and talented, and however long he is absent the loss will be incalculable.

22 Jan 2017

Inaugural Protests

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01 Jan 2017

Adieu, 2016!

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30 Dec 2016

Tweet of the Day

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Hat tip to Karen L. Myers.

07 Nov 2016

Iowahawk Makes Long-Awaited Endorsement

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09 Oct 2016

Trump Apologizes

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02 Oct 2016

Iowahawk Says

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27 Sep 2016

Tweet of the Day

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10 Sep 2016

Mainstream Media

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