Approximately 10 a.m. CST I logged in to Twitter on my laptop. I rarely check “trending” because I Tweet to connect with my local Okie, business, industry, agricultural and blogging contacts.
I was frowning because a local Tweet voice was at the same time feigning sympathy for a young girl who had wrecked her car while posting a photo of her misfortune.
“If you really felt sorry for her, you’d respect her privacy dude.” I was preaching to my PC screen.
Then I saw it. Someone connected to me had retweeted this message put out by The Daily:
@Paula_Deen, queen of Southern cooking, to reveal she has diabetes
I glanced over to “trending” and saw that “Paula Deen” was number one.
“What?” I did a mental double-take, considering the information. I was still sorting through the news when I clicked on the trending link. And then I wanted to throw up. Here’s a sample of the truly low messages flying through Twitter-space today:
PaulaDeen to announce she has diabetes. She found out with a simple blood test. Dr pricked her finger, butterscotch oozed out.
#ShockingI hope PaulaDeen starts deep frying things in insulin.When she heard she had diabetes, PaulaDeen asked, “Does that come with a side of marshmallow and butter?”