Hoekstra: v. to complain about your own situation by comparing it to a much much worse situation. To act like a hilariously whiny little bitch.
I wouldn't bet on this one catching on. It's less than a dozen hours old. But I love the story behind it.
U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Holland, has a Twitter account. And apparently, when he learned of Twitter's role in the Iranian protests, he felt a certain bond with those who were organizing their stand against the oppressive theft of democracy. He felt a camaraderie with those who were putting their lives at risk for the sake of democracy.
Around noon today, he posted the following in solidarity:
Now that's a tone deaf tweet.
some tweets in reply:
paganmist: @petehoekstra Had to move all my stuff to a new office w/o a corner view. Now i know what the Trail of Tears was like. #GOPfail
netw3rk: @petehoekstra Someone walked in on me while I was in the bathroom. Reminded me of Pearl Harbor.
DeadBattery: @petehoekstra I splashed my face with cold water this morning after shaving – which is similar to having been waterboarded.
And one from a friend:
Marcy's dog, Lincoln, put its wet nose on my foot, now I know how Siegfried and Roy feel.
And now there's a blog.