What’s this all about?

June 17, 2009 by

To Hoekstra is to whine using grandiose exaggerations and comparisons.

It all started with a simple, foolish tweet. On June 17th, GOP Congressman Pete Hoekstra compared the life and death struggle of Iranians trying to get their message out via Twitter to the Republican Party’s tussle with Democrats. (See quote above.) The Twitterati began satirizing Hoekstra’s tweet (see lulz below).

And that’s how the Hoekstra meme was born.

Leave us your Hoekstras in our comments.


Burnt finger

June 17, 2009 by

Photo via eworm
Tweet via cut_here
“@petehoekstra I burned my finger this morning on a hot plate, now I know how Joan of Arc felt..”

Rained-out Softball Game

June 17, 2009 by

Rained-out Softball Game
Photo via inkynobaka
Tweet via KyleOrl
“@petehoekstra My softball game was rained out today. Now I know what Hurricane Katrina felt like.”

Cold Water on my Face

June 17, 2009 by

Cold Water on my Face
Photo via riviera2005
Tweet via _DeadBattery
“@petehoekstra I splashed my face with cold water this morning after shaving – which is similar to having been waterboarded.”

Empty Water Cooler

June 17, 2009 by

Photo via noway
Tweet via mmnowakjr85
“@petehoekstra our office cooler ran out of water. this must be what its like in Sudan.”

Packed Metro

June 17, 2009 by

Photo via stevevance
Tweet via pvonelling
“@petehoekstra rode a packed metro into work this morning, now know what it’s like to be in a concentration camp.”

Splinter in my Hand

June 17, 2009 by

splinter in my hand
Photo via Zen
Tweet via ceedub7
“@petehoekstra I got a splinter in my hand today. Felt just like Jesus getting nailed to the cross.”

Sprained My Ankle

June 17, 2009 by

Tweet via josephchilders
“@petehoekstra Sprained my ankle. Now I know how James Caan felt in Misery.”


June 17, 2009 by

Photo via nekonexus
Tweet via clieu
“@petehoekstra ate leftovers for lunch today. Just like the Donner party.”

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