And this is what separates Buddhism from other religions.
why is the dalai lama tweeting lol weird
THE DALAI LAMA HAS A TWITTER?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! I might just have to get a twitter so I can follow the Dalai Lama.
Joe Ura, a political scientist at Texas A&M, tweeted some suggestions for the Obama 2012 campaign slogan this morning. The idea of Obama as the lesser of two evils, rather than as someone who is particularly good, will resonate with many on the Left.
People hoped for change and didn’t get it; they wanted problems solved and very few seem even to have been attempted; they wanted to be inspired and instead they feel misled.
And yet, for all of that, isn’t it clear that Ura’s new slogan should still be more than enough to bring the Left to their polling places next year? If it’s not, please watch the “Citizen Kang” clip from “The Simpsons” Treehouse of Horror VII:
Obama might not have turned out to be what progressives dreamed he’d be — not even close, perhaps — but, honestly, what’s the alternative? Would progressives prefer any of the GOP hopefuls to four more years of Obama? Surely not; that’s easy. But would the mysterious independents? It’s really difficult for me to imagine someone saying, “Well, I voted for Obama last time around but he didn’t magically fix the economy so now I’m going to throw in my lot with Bachmann or Romney or Perry.” Maybe I’m just not very creative or maybe I just can’t understand what goes on in the heads of those mysterious independents (not a single one of whom, as far as I know, I have ever met). But, honestly, what could possibly lead someone to this conclusion?
Thus, my submission for the Obama 2012 bumper sticker I’d most like to see: “Don’t blame me, I voted for Kodos.”
I’m tempted to gouge my eyes out every time I see a hashtag used outside of Twitter, especially on Facebook. I just imagine people feeling smug about their witty and uninspired hashtag. When I see it on Tumblr, I’m tempted to unfollow people.
Shout outs to the people who type extremely long hashtags!