Enthusiasm Gap

Fake followers anyone?

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Kenji
June 17, 2019 7:20 pm

Who doesn’t have *ahem* … enthusiasm … for a giggling crazed sex poodle? A rather paunchy, old, giggling crazed sex poodle (a standard poodle) … not a purse-sized poodle. Apologies to Standard Poodles.

Bryan A
Reply to  Kenji
June 17, 2019 9:24 pm

Waddaya mean that’s a ginormous poodle

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Bryan A
June 18, 2019 4:35 am

thats a mongrel morelike..
actually morelike a cur

WBWilson
Reply to  ozspeaksup
June 18, 2019 8:38 am

ManBearPig.

eyesonu
Reply to  ozspeaksup
June 18, 2019 3:12 pm

oz,

More like a cull! There is some worth or value in a cur.

Tom Halla
June 17, 2019 7:29 pm

Wee bit of a disconnect there, Al?

Greg
Reply to  Tom Halla
June 18, 2019 4:04 am

More like a bit climate reality when you have to extend you dead line.

Wondering why you’d need a bunch of social justice experts to lead on “climate”. That’s pretty telling indication about what is really going on here. Of course the “scientists” present will also doubtless be social justice experts, too.

Max Hugoson
June 17, 2019 7:30 pm

I do better than that with my You Tube site and my compositions and arrangements.

Jay Willis
Reply to  Max Hugoson
June 18, 2019 1:33 am

Yeah we all follow you Max, keep up the good work.

The One
Reply to  Jay Willis
June 18, 2019 4:26 pm

What’s the channel? I’ll check him out?

Peter
June 17, 2019 8:12 pm

Deadline extended??? Usually that means there is no interest. They need more time to fill up the spots.

Greg
Reply to  Peter
June 18, 2019 4:08 am

Next question is how much does it cost to attend. You can’t expect to get all this “expert” training free of charge now can you. Please get your organisation to pay for your weekend with the attractive, drippy looking, liberal lady.

Big Al didn’t get that big by giving his money away , now did he?

Javert Chip
June 17, 2019 8:55 pm

Al’s “Leadership Corps” call-to-arms reminds me of a recent article on robo-calls:

The Feds (or whoever tracks/makes-up these numbers) report that during a recent month, there were 350,000,000 robo-calls, of which exactly 29 (twenty-nine, or XXIX) people actually fell for the scam. Doing the math, 350,000,000/29 = that’s 1 out of every 12,100,000 robo-calls.

Looks like Al’s response rate is a little higher than the roboo-calls. This is just a wild guess, but I’m betting it’s probably the same people.

billtoo
June 17, 2019 9:18 pm

what a stupid place for al gore to hold a conference. it was so cold there this past winter Xcel energy couldn’t keep up with natural gas demand. had to beg people to use electric space heaters. an anticipatory gore effect?

Bryan A
June 17, 2019 9:26 pm

3.1m followers and 3.2m are bots

Bryan A
Reply to  Charles Rotter
June 18, 2019 10:23 am

Likely because his 6.8 followers each take about an hour to figure out how to retweet, then another hour to Re-retweet

mcswell
Reply to  Bryan A
June 18, 2019 5:29 pm

Well, to be honest, it might take me more than an hour. I program computers for a living, not tweets.

mario lento
June 17, 2019 9:48 pm

Isn’t there a Trump Rally somewhere in the US, maybe that’s where they all are.

rah
Reply to  mario lento
June 17, 2019 11:25 pm

Gores fake followers are just par for the course in our society today.
I don’t know why Trump is bothering with any rallies since all the US media is making it clear that all their polls show that which ever democrat gets the nomination will win hands down in 2020. Got a kick out of Joe Scarborough today. He is calling for civility after calling people like me and every other Trump voter racists, misogynist, homophobic morons for the better part of the last two years. I sometimes wonder if there is a competition between political pollsters and alarmists climate “scientists” and statisticians to see who can produce the most outrageous BS claims!

What I KNOW is that these people are all so disconnected from reality they have no clue of the political sledgehammer that is falling towards their heads. This trucker has already decided to take vacation days Nov. 3rd and 4th of 2020 to be home to watch that sledgehammer make contact and their reaction to it.

Darrin
Reply to  rah
June 18, 2019 7:37 am

Joe is probably calling for civility because of what happened to a black FOX news reporter. At an anti Trump rally he was told to go back to FOX and pick cotton and also told to go back to Nigeria. My response is it likely happened because, as you said “calling people like me and every other Trump voter racists, misogynist, homophobic morons for the better part of the last two years”. Debasing your opponents in this way tends to make people believe it’s true and superior so they feel they have the right to dish out nasty comments which will turn to violence at some point.

Don Perry
Reply to  Darrin
June 18, 2019 7:10 pm

Kenya, not Nigeria

2hotel9
Reply to  Darrin
June 19, 2019 4:30 am

Violence from the political left has been the norm for decades.

Goldrider
Reply to  rah
June 18, 2019 8:53 am

Watch them turn coats faster than Benedict Arnold as Trump’s popularity increases and his policies result in positive changes for ordinary Americans. These dinks on TV act like the election’s tomorrow; we’ve got a YEAR AND A HALF! to go. Any minute now they’re going to realize the reason their ratings increasingly suck is because they’re now preaching to an ever-smaller choir. It takes a lot of mental energy to maintain the “resistance” and it’s lost a great deal of steam. TV and Hollyweird have only ever been hacks and whores to public opinion; watch it change like your weathervane!

John in Oz
June 17, 2019 9:58 pm

How many of these ‘followers’ are merely interested in seeing the inanities that Al comes out with?

He should not assume that followers agree with him

Coeur de Lion
June 17, 2019 10:42 pm

Will that nice looking sheila in the specs come across?

Ken Van Doren
June 17, 2019 11:17 pm

I am sure those “social justice warriors,,,,,,,,er, experts” will have a lot of scinetific incite (sic) to share.

Joel O'Bryan
June 17, 2019 11:53 pm

The main reason I quit Twitter was the unverified accounts following me that were most likely half bots. I had almost 200 followers when I quit in 2016. So much stuff on twitter including re-tweets is fake and or just people trolling with no serious interest in the subject at point.

And when you do try to ask someone like M Mann a serious question he Blocks you. Utterly useless tool… both of them. Gavin was the only one I didn’t have block me to his credit, I will admit he is a decent twitter user, far better than most.

Twitter is a useless platform and will likely die soon after President Trump leaves office IMO.

eyesonu
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
June 18, 2019 3:34 pm

Joel,

Gavin most certainly reads WUWT more closely than most of us. He knows your name and credibility. He probably sees you as his nemesis. Maybe he needs you to ‘niggle’ his version of the truth. 😉

May he niggle into obscurity.

Mark - Helsinki
June 18, 2019 3:36 am

CNN BUZZFEED NYT NBC and journos from all the major corporate media all have millions of fake followers.

Twitter is more than likely 40% bots and fake followers but shhhh shareholders must be misled, investors must be misled

Silver lining, the Democrats think Twitter is the real world, and so they are all woke as hell. Obviously the truth is most people actually dont use twitter and are not into woke politics

Trump 2020 nailed on

ResourceGuy
June 18, 2019 4:16 am

Don’t forget to count the chad followers.

PeterGB
Reply to  ResourceGuy
June 18, 2019 7:04 am

They’re just hangers on.

Sara
June 18, 2019 4:38 am

Hey, all of you haters just back off right now! Al the Gorabull has to make money somehow. He’s got an expensive house to keep. He’s entitled to have the lights on any time he wants them. He’s also entitled to all those exotic foods that you pass up in the grocery stores and those expensive wines he’s got tucked away by the carton in his butler’s pantry.

Just back off and let him bloat to Hindenburg size, you puny twigs!!!!

And anyway, none of you should expect to be allowed to have cheaper utilities. So THERE!!!!

Bryan A
Reply to  Sara
June 18, 2019 10:25 am

Exotic Foods, I thought that was Road Kill Possum

Bryan A
Reply to  Sara
June 18, 2019 10:26 am

And Sailor Frog

Richard
Reply to  Sara
June 18, 2019 9:49 pm

Why do you ridicule his obesity? Just think how much carbon he is personally sequestering! That’s got to carry some weight. It makes me warm all over (globally that is).

2hotel9
June 18, 2019 5:34 am

The fake follower syndrome across all social media is YUGE. Inflating numbers is nothing new to the left, and yet they try to claim “crowd size” is irrelevant in political races.

beng135
Reply to  2hotel9
June 18, 2019 7:05 am

Numbers are always the first thing lefties manipulate. You can’t trust ANY number in the media or most of modern “science” either.

2hotel9
Reply to  beng135
June 19, 2019 5:02 am

I have been harping on that issue about polling since the 1990s. Never believe polls.

Ed Fix
June 18, 2019 5:51 am

Maybe we should help fill their auditorium. That could be fun…

beng135
June 18, 2019 7:02 am

Followed by Scott Adams? I hope that’s just for recon purposes.

Duncan Smith
June 18, 2019 7:21 am

“Climate Scientists and Social Justice experts” in the same sentence…I thought both career paths were without distinction?

RHS
June 18, 2019 7:56 am

Looks like he has more critics following the post than Kool Aide drinkers.

Sheri
June 18, 2019 8:47 am

Maybe they’re his imaginary friends.

Bryan A
Reply to  Sheri
June 18, 2019 10:27 am

Possibly even 3.1M split personalities
It’s all You Al

eyesonu
Reply to  Sheri
June 18, 2019 3:38 pm

Are his imaginary friends poodles?

eyesonu
Reply to  Sheri
June 18, 2019 4:01 pm

“Maybe they’re his imaginary friends.”

Maybe he has his hand on that!

It must be exhausting entertaining 3 million imaginary friends! 😉

Doug B
June 18, 2019 11:05 am

Thank you Charles, for posting this fine funny!

old engineer
June 18, 2019 11:37 am

According to the website the training is free, but you have to pay for your own transportation and lodging. Oh, and breakfast and lunch are also provided. Would be interesting to know just who is footing the bill for this training seminar.

Steve O
June 18, 2019 12:27 pm

I wonder if people clicked on a “follow” button for Al Gore at some point out of a sense of duty, and don’t want to unfollow him because that will make them feel poorly of themselves, but they don’t pay attention to anything he says or does.

Brian
June 18, 2019 12:48 pm

Politics is the art of dividing people. If you can set those divisions off on each other, more fun for you.

June 18, 2019 2:32 pm

Could there be some explanation added to this post what the red circled numbers mean? I don’t know enough about twitter statistics to make this a meaningful post.

Editor
June 18, 2019 3:37 pm

CTM shoots, he scores, nothing but net… 👍👍

Reply to  Charles Rotter
June 19, 2019 5:50 pm

How’s the veal?

TD
June 19, 2019 10:05 am

Al’s algorithm:

Models indicate 3.1 million followers by 2100.
Models are always more accurate than observations.
If the numbers aren’t adding up in a couple years, it will surely happen by 2115.

Rinse. Repeat.

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