Wednesday, March 3, 2021

My Access To People That Would Have Been Impossible Without Twitter

This was first published about six months ago, but I am repeating this post with an update, having just been blessed to have been followed by one of my favorite people, Jay Nordlinger, Senior Editor and music critic of National Review and contributor to The New Criterion.  I am a fan of classical music-with so much more to learn-and I have been helped greatly my understanding of classical music from Mr. Nordlinger.  

Also, I forgot to have included two great followers that have followed me for a while: the legendary great journalist and icon, Fred Barnes, and United States Senator from New Jersey Cory Booker.  

So, without further ado, and with those additions:
 
My Access To People That Would Have Been Impossible Without Twitter-June 2020:

I know, the social media, especially Facebook and Twitter, get plenty of complaints and bad reviews from a lot of people.

Twitter
 
I, for one though, really appreciate Twitter and all the interactions it brings with people from all over the world.  I am probably the quintessential non-famous person as I am not a celebrity, not a politician, not a movie star, not a TV star, not a professional, not an athlete, etc.; but that doesn't matter on twitter because I can still interact with politicians and movie stars and TV stars and athletes, et. al.

More than that, I am proud to say that amazingly to me, I have been honored to be followed on twitter by many famous people, that could never have been possible without Twitter.  On the political side I am proud to say I have been followed by famous people from all sides of the political spectrum, and I really appreciate that and I feel like I am friends with all.  I know there will be some people listed that many of you may not like politically.  I try and look for the good in people...and if these famous [that's what I call them] people are willing to follow such a non-famous person as me, I am not going to talk against them, even when I may disagree with them.

So, without further ado,

Here are some of the famous people who follow me on twitter which includes TV personalities, politicians, journalists, and sports personalities [athletes and journalists].  I am not giving this list to brag, but to thank each and everyone of you who do follow me on twitter-and not just these "famous" people, but everyone who follows me, famous or not.  It is truly an honor!
 
 
Former Press Secretary to President Bush, Author, Home to America's Dog-Jasper and TV Host, FNC - Dana Perino 



      
                   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Constitutional Law Professor and Radio Host- Hugh Hewitt

 
                  

 
 








 

 

 

 

Best selling author, great Mom and Grandmom and loves to swim - Nancy French


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Legendary Houston TV anchor on ABC - Melanie Lawson











 








Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Political Consultant - Karl Rove


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Former Chief of Staff to VP and Editor of the Bulwark - Bill Kristol


 

 

 

 

 

 

Producer of the Hugh Hewitt Show - Duane Patterson


 

 

 

 

 

 TV Political Commentator and Editor of The Bulwark - Charlie Sykes


 

 

 

 

 

 

Political Consultant and TV commentator - Rick Wilson



 

 

 

 

 

 Author and MSNBC political analyst - Rick Tyler


 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Senator, D-TX - John Cornyn


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 U.S. Senator, R-MO - Roy Blunt


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 U.S. Senator, D-NJ - Cory Booker


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 U.S. Senator, R-SC - Tim Scott


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Senior columnist Washington Examiner, icon - Fred Barnes  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 Senior Editor NR Music Critic - Jay Nordlinger 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Author & NRO institute of religion/culture - Kathryn Lopez


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Trial Lawyer - MSNBC Legal Contributor - Katie Phang


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Washington Post Journalist, Host of PBS "This Week" - Robert Costa


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fellow at Hoover Institute & NBC Political contributor - Lanhee Chen


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director UVA Center For Politics - Larry Sabato


 

 

 

 

 

 

 Washington Post Journalist, TV political contributor - Karen Tumulty


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Political journalist and co-founder, Axios - Mike Allen


 

 

 

 

 

 

 CNN pol contributor, Author 'End of Discussion' - Mary Kathryn Ham


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navy Veteran and talk show host - Montel Williams 



 

 

 

 

 

Evangelist and Civil Rights Leader - Alveda King


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White House Correspondent, FNC - Kevin Corke


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Columnist, The Daily Beast, CNN commentator - Matt Lewis


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lawyer, poet, contributor 'The Catholic Conspiracy' - Tom Zampino


 

 

 

 

 

 

Radio and TV political commentator - Leslie Marshall  



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Radio Host & Washington Examiner columnist - Larry O'Connor


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Conductor & Houston Symphony Orchestra Musical Ambassador - Carlos Andres Botero


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Voice of the Houston Texans and Sports Radio 610 Host - Marc Vandermeer


 

 

 

 

 

 

Hall of Fame Football player and ESPN Sports Commentator - Ray Lewis


 

 

 

 

 

 

Former NFL player and Sports Radio 610 Host - Seth Payne


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former speech writer/aide to the Governor of Texas and author, 'The Eyes of Texas, From Slavery to the Texas Capitol' - Melvin Edwards


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mayor of the great City of Houston, Texas - Sylvester Turner


 

 

 

 

 

 

and one who I was really blessed to have follow me on twitter - who passed about 5 years ago was one of the greatest conductors of all time, Maestro Lorin Maazel.  He not only followed me on twitter, he actually sent me direct messages periodically, giving me ideas and corrections on my mostly classical music blog - Tales From a TribbleAnd believe me, I needed those corrections!  :-)

The late legendary - Maestro Lorin Maazel - RIP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yes, each of these famous people follow me on twitter - Am I blessed or what?   Thank you to all who follow me on twitter and thank you, twitter, for making it possible.   


 

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