How many hours have you wasted on Twitter? Don't answer that question. Instead, answer this one: How many hours has the State of Israel wasted on Twitter? The answer is "zero–UNTIL NOW!"
Yes, the world's favorite totally non-apartheid state has joined the rest of the hipsters and coolsters by obtaining the rights to Twitter.com/Israel. Haha, but first they had to pay off some Spanish pornographer/Inquisitor…
The owner of the user name, Israel Meléndez, got it in 2007, when Twitter was in its infancy. He struggled to use his account, however, because every posting prompted a flood of anti-Semitic or anti-Israel comments from Twitter users, in a case of mistaken identity.
"My account was basically unused because I was getting dozens of replies every day from people who thought the account belonged to the state of Israel," Mr. Meléndez said.
This randy Spaniard would not give up his beloved "basically unused" Twitter account for gratis, however.
Mr. Meléndez, who is Spanish but lives in Miami, said that an agreement had been reached last month in a telephone negotiation that he conducted from the Israeli consulate in Miami. Mr. Meléndez described the sale price as "adequate."
Israel then took over his Twitter account after first closing down the original version.
Maybe Hillary Clinton outta slow her roll with that whole peace-in-the-Middle-East mission she's on. When the State of Israel conducts actual international negotiations to buy the Twitter account of some "Spanish owner of a pornographic Web site," the End Times are clearly nigh. Her time would be better spent back "home" in upstate New York, downing tequila shots with Bill while they await the coming of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
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