Funniest Political Tweets of 2011, Part II
Blogging is hard. It’s hard coming up with new ideas from the comfort of your mom’s basement day after day after day. Like most bloggers, I try to steal other people’s ideas as much as possible. This week—with the help of the always entertaining sites Favstar and Favorious—I’m going to pass along some of the funniest political commentary from Twitter this year. Today, I’ll focus on some major recent political issues. Check out yesterday’s post on some of the main players in American politics here. My heartfelt thanks to the brilliant and attractive Twitter folk who unwittingly contributed to this post. You should follow them all.
The Arab Spring
@amuchmoreexotic: I don’t understand how the people of Tunisia overthrew their government without me signing an e-petition or changing my Twitter avatar.
@JennyJohnsonHi5: President Obama says the US sent a clear message to Egypt. The message was a text and it read, “WTF LOL!!!! xoxo USA”
@daveanthony: What Egypt needs right now is a tax break for the wealthy, which would create jobs.
@RexHuppke: I wonder if the rioters in Egypt know that I’m at a Starbucks that’s out of Splenda? Might give them a little perspective.
@BorowitzReport: Unlike the Egyptians, we Americans use Facebook mainly to protest changes in Facebook.
@capricecrane: I don’t know, guys. Gaddafi’s awesome sunglasses... that crazy speech... Is Joaquin Phoenix in on this?
@jasonpermenter: Qaddafi reminds me of that wacky sit-com neighbor who always walks in unannounced and commits crimes against humanity.
@JPHaddadio: Why are there no tweets about the anti-government protests in Bahrain? On related note, where’s Bahrain?
@CroweJam: Libya is a pretty name for a quaqmire.
Osama bin Laden
@bubblebathos: I could find out everything about Osama bin Laden in SECONDS if I thought he’d ever dated my boyfriend
@kellyoxford: I hope Obama announces that Bin Laden died from autoerotic asphyxiation.
@TheSulk: I’m just glad it wasn’t the “there’s an asteroid we can’t stop” speech.
@meganamram: I guess we finally figured out Osama’s one weakness: getting shot in the head.
@ixSEANxi: Obama won’t release Osama’s photos due to all the Wieners they drew on his face.
@RexHuppke: Obama did OK. But Trump would’ve used gold bullets, Palin would’ve had him stuffed, and Gingrich would’ve slept with one of his wives.
@JerryThomas: I’m so pleased with President Obama’s performance this weekend I think we should make him an honorary citizen.
@Squirreljustice: Attention Al Qaeda recruits: Due to recent events, monkeybars practice will be cancelled tomorrow.
Debt, Taxes, and the Economy
@goldengateblond: In case you were wondering, it takes exactly 26 years of money for nothing and chicks for free to destroy a national economy.
@TheThryll: Thinking of cryogenically freezing myself until they can find a cure for unemployment.
@RexHuppke: I think the deficit is suddenly a big deal because some dumb people learned what “deficit” means and now they’re showing off.
@lafix: When Republicans talk about securing the economy for future generations, they’re talking about Republican kids, not your kids.
@kattcalls: I really want to pay down the federal deficit but I also feel I should keep claiming tax exemptions on my dogs.
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