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Let the meltdown begin! (UPDATE)

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Ooooooo…….. Mummy, mummy…the pain. The pain

I don’t usually cover “breaking news” because that’s not what blogs are for, but this news is just too delicious to ignore.

Twitter sells out to Elon Musk – Twitter Press Release.

Twitter, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an entity wholly owned by Elon Musk, for $54.20 per share in cash in a transaction valued at approximately $44 billion. Upon completion of the transaction, Twitter will become a privately held company.
Under the terms of the agreement, Twitter stockholders will receive $54.20 in cash for each share of Twitter common stock that they own upon closing of the proposed transaction. The purchase price represents a 38% premium to Twitter’s closing stock price on April 1, 2022, which was the last trading day before Mr. Musk disclosed his approximately 9% stake in Twitter.

I’ll stay away from the beach today because of the risk of a tsunami of Leftist tears.

Meanwhile, from one of the alternative sites to Youtube (Alphabet’s favourite Stasi source), Rumble, is a little piece of video you’ll laugh your tits off at – if you’re a right-winger

Live look at Elon Muck firing people at Twitter.

The questions about what will actually change will now come to the fore, starting with whether the Babylon Bee will get their account re-activated? Still, it would seem they’ve got a handle on this…

Leftists Worried Elon Musk Will Turn Twitter Into A Place
Where Terrible People Post Bad Opinions
And Fight With Each Other All The Time

The irony is that this all started because of the Babylon Bee’s now famous headline, which got them banned from Twitter.

And of course the possibility of the return of He Who Shall Not Be Named.

This is also relevant.

The great Iowahawk is having fun…

Resume update: Conversation Safety & Quality Associate, Twitter Inc., 2018-2022. Created bold initiative that resulted in a net $10 billion gain in shareholder value

Written by Tom Hunter

April 26, 2022 at 11:09 am

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  1. The Musk Rat Rambles


    April 26, 2022 at 11:53 am

  2. It was truly wonderful hearing the leftist heads exploding on State Radio at lunchtime. They even cut to a bbc correspondent so we could hear his head explode as well.


    April 26, 2022 at 2:33 pm

    • But it’s alright when a leftie billionaire bozo buys the Washington Post.


      April 26, 2022 at 2:42 pm

  3. I hope Musk knows what he’s gonna be in for. This will not sit well with the uni-party elites and the globalist technocrats and oligarchs who demand control of all information.

    My personal favorite: “the vaccine is safe and effective”

    Porky Roebuck

    April 26, 2022 at 3:38 pm

  4. Defiant L’s, who specialise in finding and posting on Twitter contrasting opposite takes from “principled” assholes, will be over the moon…

    Tom Hunter

    April 26, 2022 at 3:44 pm

  5. This is a great time to roll out the infamous #learntocode


    April 26, 2022 at 4:05 pm

  6. Meantime by a complete coincidence, New York Times, FX Team Up for Elon Musk Exposé

    FX is actually owned by Disney.

    No word on how many child groomers work there though.

    Tom Hunter

    April 26, 2022 at 4:45 pm

  7. Tom Hunter

    April 26, 2022 at 5:31 pm

  8. People are doing test tweets to see what they might be allowed to say now

    Lucia Maria

    April 26, 2022 at 6:01 pm

  9. As someone who’s worked for companies which have been sold, I find the whinging a bit pathetic. It’s like they’re some chosen people who now have to go into exile.


    April 26, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    • The whinging has nothing to do with their employment prospects but the prospect that they will no longer be able to pull bullshit like bans, account deletions, shadow-banning and other crap against posters just because they’re opposed to the ideology, political partisanship or arguments of the poster.

      Of course if they’re determined to try and keep doing that as a Musk employee then their employment prospects will likely dim.

      Tom Hunter

      April 26, 2022 at 6:28 pm

      • They are a racist lot publicly espousing their hatred for a successful African American.

        They view themselves as some sort of evangelists, in take over situations I find it useful to view oneself as an employee who needs to add value. (at least until I can leave at a time best suited to myself)

        Were I Musk I would disable the VPN which allows them all to work from home and see what difference it makes. The proverbial pink slips can follow.

        (In fact I would do that with the bulk of the wellington autocrats in Wellington……)


        April 27, 2022 at 8:15 am

  10. Tom, I read your revolver news link that you posted on kiwiblog today with regards to the difficulties involved in returning twitter to a free speech platform. It was a sobering read that I can see playing out in the way described. I hope Musk has a plan, and I hope he is on the side of good.

    The Battle of the Century: Here’s What Happens if Elon Musk Buys Twitter

    Lucia Maria

    April 26, 2022 at 6:25 pm

  11. Moves are being made

    Lucia Maria

    April 26, 2022 at 6:38 pm

  12. Lucia Maria

    April 26, 2022 at 6:57 pm

  13. Hahaha .. the Bill Gates funded The Conversation has come out with position – and it’s republished on Stuff!

    Elon Musk’s plans for Twitter could make its misinformation problems worse

    Lucia Maria

    April 26, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    • Where ever you see “misinformation” substitute the word “Contra-narrative”.

      It’s helpful in telling you what they really mean.


      April 27, 2022 at 8:04 am

      • Those “misinformation” people are the new inquisitors of the covidian religion. They also provide cover for the political class to go after their most fervent and committed opponents. Incredibly chilling that they exist at all – speaking of the unit that “studies” and tracks “misinformation” in NZ.

        Lucia Maria

        April 27, 2022 at 12:07 pm

  14. One more tweet, this time another reaction

    Lucia Maria

    April 27, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    • She’s also the one who pushed the Twitter rules about refering to any transgender by his correct pronouns. She pushed the claim from the transgender lobby that it is “violence” and “causes harm” to ever acknowledge their actual sex. No wonder she’s crying.

      Cry harder.

      Tom Hunter

      April 27, 2022 at 12:10 pm

      • Ahaaah!

        Twitter’s new slogan.

        “We Cry Harder.’

        (Sorry, Avis)


        April 27, 2022 at 12:34 pm

      • Wow, ok!

        Twitter has changed dramatically over the last 24 hours. Lots of high profile people that I didn’t know were there (had been shadow banned) just popping out onto my feed.

        Lucia Maria

        April 27, 2022 at 1:07 pm

      • Looks like you’re right Lucia…

        Well, well, well…Big conservative accounts reporting tens of thousands of followers being added to their accounts!!

        Hmmm,…. My guess is that Twitter is turning off the suppression software and preparing to hide the evidence.

        Tom Hunter

        April 28, 2022 at 1:02 am

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