News Roundup for 12/9/10

Want Sarah Palin to walk the plank

-Headline of the Day-
"Palin Complains Hackers Violated Free Speech, But She Scrubs Even 'Benign' Content From Her Own Website."

Ooh, those Wikileaks Anon_Ops Operation Payback hacker pirate people! They're just terrible.

After Sarah Palin said that Australian Julian Assange was "un-American," the hacker pirates attacked her with a Low Orbit Ion Cannon. No, really. Surprisingly, this turns out to be less deadly than it sounds. It's pretty much just annoying.

But Sarah's not taking this lying down. No siree Bob! She can shoot a moose (no, she can't), so she's not going to let a little thing like Wikipirates take her down. According to the report, "Her spokeswoman [said] that Wikileaks supporters claim to be 'in favor of free speech yet they attack Sarah Palin for exercising her free speech.'"

Good point... Or, at least, it would be if Sarah herself gave a crap about free speech. Turns out her Facebook page allows about as much free discussion as the Soviet Union did. Her minions delete even minor disagreements with her statements and positions. For example:

"I can't believe Sarah endorsed Ayotte. Ayotte is not a Momma Grizzley, she's just another progressive in Rep. clothing. The 912 group I belong to and some of the other groups in the state are disappointed by this endorsement." [deleted]

"Why are the few comments expressing disagreement with this endorsement being deleted?" [deleted]

"Just because some of us disagree with the endorsement doesn't mean that we don't follow Sarah Palin. I just wish you would listen to me as a resident of the 3rd Congressional District. All I am doing is voicing my opinion and my posts keep getting deleted." [deleted]

I'll make a deal with you Sarah: I'll start giving a fuck about your freedom of speech when you start giving a fuck about everyone else's. Deal?

Yeah, I didn't think so. (Think Progress)

-Cartoon time with Mark Fiore-
Hey kids, Barack Obama's here and he's going to teach us all about the ancient art of self-defense! Yay!

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Remember, the best way to deal with bullies is to do all their beating up for them. That way, they'll leave you alone.

That is, until the next time they want your lunch money. Then you can just do it all again! (MarkFiore.com)

-Bonus HotD-
"Palin in Progress: What Does She Want?"

Geez, give us a hard one. She wants money. Lots and lots of money. The end. (Time)

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