News Roundup for 10/22/09

Sock puppet

Connecticut GOP Chairman Chris Healy

-Headline of the day-
"After Twitter shuts down GOP accounts impersonating Dems, party complains of 'free speech' infringements."

It turns out that Republican party ops in Connecticut created 33 accounts that they twittlepated from as Democrats. There are two terms for this; "sock puppets" or "CT Sen. Joe Liebermans."

Turns out that's against Twitter's terms of service, which bars impersonation "intended to mislead, confuse or deceive others." It's a good thing the service makes the distinction of impersonation or GOPers wouldn't be able to twittlateat all -- all they do is "mislead, confuse or deceive others."

Anyway, the state GOP thought this was the worst thing ever and said that Twitter was being run by secret Muslim terr'ist socialist bent on destroying America with gay marriages... or something like that anyway.Calling it "unfortunate" that their sock puppet campaign was shot down, state Republican Chairman Chris Healy said, "I'm not quite sure what the issue is, other than that the Democrats were successful in stopping free speech."

This is the biggest setback to a campaign of political idiocy since the Nevada GOP was barred from calling Democratic voters, claiming to be from the Sewage Department, and telling them the department had had just about enough shit out of them. Clearly, the First Amendment is dead. (Think Progress)

-Cartoon time with Mark Fiore-
Hey kids! You've heard about "Balloon Boy," but what about "Balloon Bank?"

Balloon Bank!
Click for animation

Up, up, and away! (MarkFiore.com)

-Bonus HotD-
"McCain Voters Experienced Drop in Testosterone."

Or, as Wonkette puts it, "McCain Loss Killed Numerous Boners On Election Night."

It's scientific and everything.(Political Wire)

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