Posts Tagged ‘facebook’

Here are some of our favorite wall posts on the former president’s Facebook page:

“Thank you mr bush for lying to the American people and for starting a war with Iraq for oil, that cost more american lives than the tragic 9/11 events. Your environmental legacy is washing up on the shores and wetlands of the Gulf Coast. I hope you made daddy proud”

“Dear Mr. Bush: One day when I grow up I hope to be able to become president and shit all over the Contitution like you did.”

“We all kinda thought this guy was a massive douche as a president”

“Thanks a lot for getting us involved in 2 wars we didn’t need, stealing an election, shredding the bill of rights with the PATRIOT Act, mismanaging Hurrican Katrina, having a backwards environmental policy, giving tax cuts to the rich, endorsing torture, taking us 12 trillion dollars in debt after a 200 billion dollar …surplus, politically firing U.S Attorneys, and nearly killing a CIA officer in a purposeful leak from the White House!”



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No joke, the kid who guessed that famous Wasilla person (and former half-term governor) Sarah Palin was from “Wasilla” is now facing up to 20 years in prison for doing so. It seems Sarah Palin had a Yahoo! address, and used the security question: “What high school did you attend.” After literally zero research, David Kernell guessed “Wasilla High,” and had access to Palin’s email. Yes, the governor of Alaska’s email was that easy to hack. Is that even considered hacking — figuring out a rube’s password?

Meh, apparently it is, and now Kernell is probably headed to the slammer. Palin put the whole situation in perspective on facebook, of course.

My family and I are thankful that the jury thoroughly and carefully weighed the evidence and issued a just verdict. Besides the obvious invasion of privacy and security concerns surrounding this issue, many of us are concerned about the integrity of our country’s political elections. America’s elections depend upon fair competition. Violating the law, or simply invading someone’s privacy for political gain, has long been repugnant to Americans’ sense of fair play. As Watergate taught us, we rightfully reject illegally breaking into candidates’ private communications for political intrigue in an attempt to derail an election.


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First-year governor and full-time fat guy Chris Christie (R-NJ) inherited quite a budget crisis, and he’s trying to plug the hole by freezing teachers’ salaries and cutting the state’s education budget. His proposal touched off an angry debate across the state, and it’s being fought in true New Jersey fashion — with little attention to grammar or coherence, and replete with death wishes. Oh yes, and the bad grammar and attacks are coming from, you guessed it, teachers!

In Facebook messages visible to the world — not to mention their students — the teachers have called Christie fat, compared him to a genocidal dictator and wished he was dead. The postings are often riddled with bad grammar and misspellings.

“Never trust a fat f…,” read one profane post on the Facebook page, “New Jersey Teachers United Against Governor Chris Christie’s Pay Freeze,” which has some 69,000 fans, many of them teachers.

One educator, a librarian with a Master’s degree, described the cuts as “rediculous.”


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As mayor of Quitsville and president of Facebook, Sarah Palin is tasked with the awesome responsibilities of reading every single newspaper in the world and expressing the outrage of a nation via social networking. Today the target of her fauxtrage is Rahm Emanuel, who, in a closed-door meeting with liberal activists, said — quoting the Wall Street Journal here — “F–ing retarded.”

Yes, he was referring to the activists’ decision to campaign against conservative Democrats who opposed health care, but Sarah Palin isn’t exactly one to read an entire story. So naturally she saw “F–ing retarded” as a slur against the world’s most perfect political prop baby, TRIG PALIN, and she rushed to her IBM Thinkpad to call for Emanuel’s resignation — or firing — on Facebook.

The Obama Administration’s Chief of Staff scolded participants, calling them, “F—ing retarded,” according to several participants, as reported in the Wall Street Journal.

Whoa there, Sarah Palin! Watch the language, you betcha! I believe you mean “Fucking r–ded.”


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Sometimes we forget that Americans have lots of competition for dumbest group of people on the planet. Imagine how refreshing it is — or maybe how maddening — when we look at the shit stew brewing in this country and realize that the shit stew of foreign lands is equally shitty. Here’s an “I can’t believe this is a real story” story from AFP:

Indonesian authorities said Monday they are considering a petition to tear down a statue of US President Barack Obama as a boy, only a month after the bronze was unveiled in Jakarta.

The statue of “Little Barry” — as Obama was known when he lived in the capital in the late 1960s — stands in central Jakarta’s Menteng Park, a short walk from the US president’s former elementary school.

Critics say the site should have been used to honour an Indonesian and 55,000 people have joined a page on social networking website Facebook calling for the statue to be removed.


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Ah, to be young. To be a Fat American teenager! To be headstrong, willful, ingenious. To be so certain that social networking sites such as Facebook mean anything to anyone over the age of 21! To not be able to see past your own fears and foibles and think about the world around you! From the New York Times:

They feel her pain. At the Spence School and Greenwich High and Fullerton Union High and Nyack High and Narragansett High, teenagers and near-teenagers, 806 as of Friday morning, are waving a virtual flag for Tess Chapin, a 15-year-old from Sunnyside, Queens, who has been grounded for five weeks. By the time you are reading this, Tess’s Facebook group — “1000 to get tess ungrounded” — may well have reached its stated membership goal.

This is teenage rebellion, electronic style — peaceful, organized and, apparently, contagious.

And don’t forget stupid. There have been times on SCFOM when we’ve asked, “What happened to parenting?” Enter Tess’s mom and dad.

Tess was grounded for what all parties confirmed was a first offense of drinking at a party and missing her 11:30 curfew by an hour. Why five weeks? “Her dad wanted to give her three months,” said her mother, Jennifer Iselin Chapin, a fund-raiser for the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group. “I wanted a month. This was a compromise.” For the duration, there will be no parties for Tess, no sleepovers, no Sweet 16’s, no hanging-out-at-a friend’s, and certainly no hanging out at a party where there is no parent present and possibly alcohol served, like the one that landed her in this situation in the first place.


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When did anyone call the people at Gawker “good people”? I don’t know! But SCFOM is looking to start a trend, and not one of those stupid fake trends that the New York Times always starts. (I’ll even leave Josh out of this one, because who knows if he really wants to be seen as evil and as heartless as I am?)

Haiti. The country you don’t give a shit about. Then an earthquake hits. Then you give a shit. And now I’m stuck listening to a ton of sanctimonious “I donated” bullshit, as if I need someone to clue me in to the fact that a 7.0 earthquake in a poverty-stricken nation is a big deal.

Instead of telling everyone on Facebook and the news to sod off, here’s what Gawker recommends we all do. I think they nailed it.

The best, most effective way to help is to give money, as you may have already figured out. And social networks can be very effective in soliciting micro-donations; by early this morning, over $2 million had been donated to Red Cross relief efforts via text message, something that your friends undoubtedly promoted heavily (“Text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to @RedCross efforts in Haiti”). This is one of the best uses of social networks.

Somewhat less effective is broadcasting to everyone you know that you just texted HAITI to 90999 and donated $10 to @RedCross efforts in Haiti. Yes, you get to feel virtuous, and possibly remind people that they too should donate. But really, your friends will probably just roll their eyes at you and think you are being sanctimonious.


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