More than you ever wanted to know!

Written by Lotus on Monday, 8 of November , 2010 at 11:56 pm

I did a fun interview with Glen Asbury (@glenasbury) as part of his weekly “Twitter Personality of the Week.”  The questions were great!  Excerpt:

6.      You must have, by this point, many fascinating stories to share about your interactions with various political celebrities. Can you share 2 or 3 of your top anecdotes?  


 Wow, this is a hard question!  I have a friend who calls me the Forrest Gump of the conservative movement, so there are a few to choose from.  The first thing that comes to mind is when I was traveling with Ann Coulter to Tallahassee, my hometown.  I was really excited about the trip.  She was coming from New York and I was coming from D.C.  I took the metro with my mom, who was on the way to her job at the Pentagon.  I made my flight, but Coulter and I never made it to Tallahassee that day.  My flight was grounded in Columbia, SC.  The flight attendant said there was a “national emergency.”  It was the morning of September 11, 2001.  Within a few minutes, I was able to get in touch with my mom, who was still at the Pentagon.  Coulter was on her way to the airport when it happened and was stuck in Queens.  I don’t want to be one of those people who make a national tragedy about them, but it was just one of those moments when the real world and my Forrest Gump life collided.

Finally meeting Rush in person was so unbelievable that I barely remember it.  I know we spent about 20 minutes in the green room, but I don’t remember much about it.  We took photos.  He asked what had been the biggest news to come out of the conference.  I have no idea what I said.  As it turned out, it hadn’t happened yet.  The most auspicious moment of CPAC 2009 was definitely Rush’s first “National Address to the Nation.”  It was probably the most significant moment leading up to the 2010 elections.  When Rush spoke, it was one month after Obama’s inauguration.  Conservatives were on the ropes, but Rush gave a message of hope.  The fight for freedom wasn’t lost; it was just beginning.

Read the entire interview here.

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Category: Back When I Was a Kid,C-Word,Conservatives I Love,Twitter

Another Conservatives on Twitter List!

Written by Lotus on Wednesday, 21 of July , 2010 at 8:39 pm

There are several good lists of conservatives you should be following on Twitter.  And I’m sure you’re already following everyone on the lists already.  I like talking to people on Twitter, not just reading famous (and not-so-famous) conservatives’ declrative statements.  Most of my favorite tweeps have less than 5,000 followers, so give them some love!

@LisaDeP — Me!

@pinkelephantpun — Ok, she has a lot more than 5,000 followers.  Still, last week we were talking about Twitter and she came up with the anti-declarative statements meme.

@Breza — Former intern who convinced me to get on Twitter a few years ago. Fellow Simpsons fan.

@KerryPicket — She’s a budding teevee star!

@jimmiebjr — I’ve never heard him sing, but I have read his tweets.

@LeslieSanchez — The very best emcee at CPAC10. She also tweets pics of her cute doggy.

@sarahbellumd — She’s the leader of the Andy Levy Power Hour campaign. Finally met her in person at The Blogger Briefing. (And, no, you don’t talk waaaaaay too much.)

@JasonMattera — My editor at Human Events, yo.

@SissyWillis — Great conservative that catches all the great posts I miss.

@Cubachi — Because her name reminds me of Pokemon, the only show I could get on my TV when I was in college. Also, she’s feisty!

@sunlionfilms — If you follow me, you know I’m a big fan of actor, director and conservative Robert Davi.  This is him.  If you’re not familiar, check out this interview I did with him.

@seanhackbarth — He hates everything I like, except cheese curds. Also, his tweets are so informative I have no reason to talk to him in person.

@AndyLevy — Ok, another one that has more than 5,000 followers.  Like @pinkelephantpun, he actually converses with people, so that gets him a pass.

@LibertyCzarina — Another awesome conservative woman who I’m including only if she promises NOT to stop talking about the Golden Girls.

@rsmccain — He’ll totally call me out if I don’t list him. Fortunately, he deserves your follow.

@MelissaTweets — Damn, another over 5,000.  She’s the RT queen.  Got an interesting post?  You don’t have to be famous to get her attention. 

@BethanyShondark — I’ll let her Twitter profile speak for itself: “Jew w/ tattoos, member of the vast right-wing conspiracy. Reformed Leftist.”

@hipDanielle — The only person that loves Chick-fil-a more than I do. Also, she has puggles.

@JennyErikson — She brought me See’s Chocolate during CPAC. Do I need another reason? Ok, she’s funny and friendly.

@MattKLewis — I enjoy Matt’s tweets, but I’m including him on this list for one purpose: to make him feel bad for not including me on his list.

@Rocheonair — He’s not a conservative, just a jerk who could use some more followers.  Also, he’s a DJ at DC101 and he usually puts up with my conservative talking points that are personally handed to me by Rush Limbaugh.

@DerekaHunter — He once dated an intern at my old job, so we’ve awkwardly said hello for many years.  Also, as he pointed out, he doesn’t tweet that often, but when he does it’s pretty entertaining.

@StarChamberMaid — She’s snarky and funny.  Unfortunately, she likes cats.

@CPACnews — Duh

Obviously this list doesn’t include every awesomely awesome conservative on Twitter.  Feel free to suggest yourself or your friends in the comments. 

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Category: Conservatives I Love,Twitter


Written by Lotus on Sunday, 28 of June , 2009 at 11:44 am

Republican women are often accused of being prudes.  There’s a growing trend to prove otherwise among those who get face time in the media.  Over the last few days I’ve noticed that a couple Republicans are taking to Twitter to discuss some pressing issues — boobs.

Here are just a few tweets that caught my eye:

AmandaCarpenter Hey, Obama. Tell me why I can get a price quote and appotment for a boob job faster online versus a mammogram? (Pssst…private market…) [In all fairness, Amanda is not talking about herself]

McCainBlogette – I was just sent this pic, it looks like the reporter is trying to get a quote from my boobs [Translation: LOOK AT MY BOOBS!!!!!]

McCainBlogette I have to have some ridic fun sometimes, a sense of humor is the key to everything. its funny, my boobs can give my quotes from now on! [They might be more coherent!]

McCainBlogette I love people that tell me “I’m doing damage to the GOP”, yeah cause Donald Rumsfeld, Karl Rove, Sen. Ensign, Gov Sanford and the entire [cont.] Bush administration have nothing to do with the GOP’s problems, no…it’s my 5″1 ass in a pushup bra thats the real problem with the GOP… [Reminder: I HAVE BOOBS!!!!!]

LeslieSanchez @McCainBlogette i thought you were going to say you were still getting used to the push up bra. LOLz 😉 [I have a strict policy of never taking political advice from someone who writes LOLz]

Clearly, Meghan McCain is at the forefront of the tit-tering movement.  This is because her rack probably is her greatest contribution to the GOP. 

Unfortunately for them, everyone knows that I’ve already declared myself to be the titular head of the conservative movement.  Now if I could just master The Other McCain’s Rule 5, more people would know it.

I know what you’re thinking.  What’s next, blogging about Congressman Andy Schock’s abs

UPDATE: Link-love from The Other McCain (or in this case The OTHER Other McCain).  Would it be appropriate to add this quote from him to my resume?  “So if you want to stay abreast of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, she’s the LOTUS with the mostest. Read all her posts, because her conservative principles are real and they’re spectacular.”

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Category: Twitter

Triple Threat: Cookie Brownie Pie

Written by Lotus on Sunday, 14 of June , 2009 at 4:34 pm

I’ve decided to put my coworkers into diabetic shock.  Exhibit A: The Cookie Brownie Pie.  I found the recipe on Twitter via @JPFreire.  Pie crust + layer of chocolate chip cookie + Ghiradelli brownie (though recipe uses cake) + cream cheese icing + red, white and blue sprinkles.  The Cookie Brownie Pies are too cute to cut into, so all I have is this photo for now.  Photos on CakeSpy are better though.


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Category: Food,Twitter

Some Tweets from the Obama Press Conference

Written by Lotus on Wednesday, 29 of April , 2009 at 9:19 pm

 Some live twittering from @CPACnews

 Bret Baier just summarized all 13 of Obama’s answers in less than 60 seconds.
14 minutes ago from web

Actually, Obama’s job is not to ask US auto companies why they aren’t doing better hybrids.
17 minutes ago from web

I am approx. 5-10 years older than the Time mag WH correspondent. Boo :(
20 minutes ago from web

Fact check: BET says unemployment rate for black men in NYC is 50%. Can that be true?
26 minutes ago from web

RT @mkhammer RT @thegoldfarb: keep waterboarding safe, legal and rare.
27 minutes ago from web

Telemundo asks if Obama will reach out to McCain on immigration reform. He won’t have to reach very far…
30 minutes ago from web

@MattMackowiak Thanks! I get all you non-descript white guys mixed up :)
36 minutes ago from web in reply to MattMackowiak

Obama says he’s pro-choice bc it’s a hard choice for women. I’m pro-driving drunk bc it’s hard to tell if you’re buzzed or drunk.
38 minutes ago from web

Wow, pretty good questions tonight. Who is the Freedom of Choice Act guy? Is he from CBN?
40 minutes ago from web

It would be great it have a stop watch thingy on the screen to see how long answer is.
42 minutes ago from web

Obama: Specter will be liberated by being in Dem Caucus. Ha — Specter’s been close-mouthed up until now?!?!?
44 minutes ago from web

I wonder if Helen Thomas will get a question tonight. 1 dollar says she’ll somehow attack Bush’s policies.
about 1 hour ago from web

A lot of kids are going to be Googling “flu symptoms” this week in order to get out of school.
about 1 hour ago from web

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Category: live-blogging,Twitter

Celebrity Tweets of the Week

Written by Lotus on Tuesday, 21 of April , 2009 at 7:28 pm

kingsthings (Larry King) last night’s show with Ashton was probably the most exciting we’ve done since the Nafta debate

Steve_Buscemi is definitely an assman…you’re either an assman or a dumbass man. [If you’re on Twitter, Mr. Buscemi is worth following.  Very funny.]

michaelianblack If my life ever comes down to a choice between “ice cream” or “not ice cream,” I’m going to choose ice cream. Consequences be damned.

diablocody Pretty actresses saying “I look like a tranny” is the new “I’m sooo fat.”

DonnieWahlberg Know this- I cherish the gift. The power of a hug. The magic of a smile. You all give me as much as I give you! It matters. ALL OF IT!

Jonasbrothers Tacos rule – joe

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Category: Twitter

Celebrity Tweets of the Week

Written by Lotus on Monday, 13 of April , 2009 at 8:49 pm

Celebrities are just like us!  Boring, lazy, vapid and bad spellers.  Some tweets that caught my eye this week:

THE_REAL_Shaq Pullin up to grtaceland in about twenty minutes, is this were elvis is really from

aplusk [Ashton Kutcher] does wiping up your spit with a napkin and some fantastic reduce the manly nature of the act of spitting

McCainBlogette [Megan McCain, age 24] My article on the republican party and the gay community comes out tomorrow. One of the most important things I have written.

LadyGaGa Palm springs, white party I’m ready for u. Might pee a little I’m so excited to see the boys xxx

iamdiddy [P Diddy/Sean Combs] Micheal jackson and Prince are the greatest!!!!!!

MileyCyrus recording wiff friends is fun!

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Category: Twitter


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