Tweeting America great again


I will admit it, I know very little about Twitter, and I never felt the need to have a Twitter account. I have never found it necessary to tweet about what is going on in my life every minute of the day, nor have I ever considered Twitter the pathway to a better America.

Mastering the art of the text message and a Facebook page were small miracles for me, and at my age, I figure my brain storage capacity has got to be nearly maxed out.

While I have no need for my own Twitter account, I still enjoy reading the Tweets of all those people in the world who honestly believe they can make America great again via Twitter.

While the president and our elected officials are famous for using the Twitter platform, nothing can compare to the Twitter posts of some of America’s greatest Hollywood elites. While political Tweets are rather mundane and boring, Hollywood tweets are nothing short of hilarious.

For example, the best Tweet I read recently came from actress Rosanna Arquette who took to Twitter to apologize to her followers for being “born white and privileged.”

Seriously, Rosanna, we do appreciate you apologizing for hating yourself even though you had no control over your birth, but does hating yourself on Twitter really make America a better place to live for any American?

What about all the Hollywood celebrities who took to Twitter to claim they were leaving for Canada if we elected Donald Trump president. I’m still seeing plenty of tweeting, but I haven’t seen a lot of movement. In all seriousness, I respect your First Amendment right to tweet your fingers off, but complaining about America because we have a president you don’t like, improves the life of no American.

Frankly, while I respect your First Amendment rights, tweeting about problems in America isn’t going to get the job done. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life, put down your computer or phone, and get to work, like patriotic American Scott Presler.

For those of you who don’t know, Scott Presler and a group of his friends used the Twitter feud between President Trump and Congressman Elijah Cummings as a call to action to help clean up the trash-infested city of Baltimore. Despite political backlash for being a Trump supporter Presler doesn’t seem intimidated and vowed to fulfill a promise he made to some elderly residents to return and clean up the neighborhood trash.

While Mr. Presler and his volunteers should be commended for their actions, in the evil world known as Twitter Zone, Mr. Presler will never be a hero to the Hollywood celebrity or the progressive politician. You made the elected government officials of Baltimore look useless and lazy by highlighting the effectiveness of private sector America and for that privilege it’s time for to take to Twitter and repent for your sins.

Jimmy Parker lives in Erwin. Contact him at


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