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(Daily Kos)   Americans for Prosperity purchase promotion of Twitter hashtag #16trillionfail, end up making meta reference to how much they'll spend on Romney's losing presidential campaign   (dailykos.com) divider line 27
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2012-09-06 08:20:28 AM
Romney could make a dent in the debt with half of his campaign funding from just 25 donors #16trillionfail
 
2012-09-06 08:24:43 AM
There is no FAIL like GOP cool internet idea FAIL.

Seriously, nothing is funnier than when they try to be cool on the internet.
 
2012-09-06 08:29:09 AM

k4mi: There is no FAIL like GOP cool internet idea FAIL.

Seriously, nothing is funnier than when they try to be cool on the internet.


But it won't matter to their base at ALL, because now that they have Conservative Facts, they don't need Actual Facts.
 
2012-09-06 08:30:20 AM
Weedlord Bonerhitler #16trillionfail
 
2012-09-06 08:30:21 AM

trotsky: Romney could make a dent in the debt with half of his campaign funding from just 25 donors #16trillionfail


Yeah, for guys that say they want to pay down the debt, they sure dump a LOT of money into things other than paying down the debt.

/it's almost like the debt is something they don't really care about and are using as a talking point to get 'tards to vote for them....
 
2012-09-06 08:40:45 AM
If Obama wins it will be the first time the winner didn't spend more money than the loser. The massive money that the GOP supporters spent just to lose may actually bring about campaign finance reform because they can't afford to keep spending that amount if they aren't winning.
 
2012-09-06 08:43:42 AM

k4mi: There is no FAIL like GOP cool internet idea FAIL.

Seriously, nothing is funnier than when they try to be cool on the internet.


And nothing is LESS funny then when they try to do comedy on purpose.
 
2012-09-06 08:45:10 AM

trotsky: Romney could make a dent in the debt with half of his campaign funding from just 25 donors #16trillionfail


Or he could just pay the taxes he owes.
 
2012-09-06 08:46:22 AM
@SamBronkowitz
Obama saved the economy with a $787 stimulus.


Say what you want about the President, but that man pinches pennies like no one else.
 
2012-09-06 08:46:48 AM

ghare: k4mi: There is no FAIL like GOP cool internet idea FAIL.

Seriously, nothing is funnier than when they try to be cool on the internet.

But it won't matter to their base at ALL, because now that they have Conservative Facts, they don't need Actual Facts.


That's ConservaFacts®. Now pay me thousands of dollars for using our concept, or our bots will shut down your criticism.
 
2012-09-06 09:06:41 AM

Snarfangel: @SamBronkowitz
Obama saved the economy with a $787 stimulus.

Say what you want about the President, but that man pinches pennies like no one else.


He had a coupon.
 
2012-09-06 09:18:21 AM

EyeballKid: trotsky: Romney could make a dent in the debt with half of his campaign funding from just 25 donors #16trillionfail

Or he could just pay the taxes he owes.


Romney did pay the money he owes. He just makes enough he can bribe Congress for tax breaks, exemptions and subsidies that others can not take advantage of due to the type of and level of income needed.
 
2012-09-06 09:26:44 AM

Snarfangel: @SamBronkowitz
Obama saved the economy with a $787 stimulus.

Say what you want about the President, but that man pinches pennies like no one else.


I don't know... With my luck lately, I'd probably have to spend at LEAST $787 to get stimulated.
 
2012-09-06 09:51:28 AM

k4mi: There is no FAIL like GOP cool internet idea FAIL.

Seriously, nothing is funnier than when they try to be cool on the internet.


There's a term for this with anime: WJT: Weird Japanese Thing.

I propose a new term: WIT: Weird Internet Thing. Just because it's on the internetron and your parents don't know how to click on it doesn't automagically make it Awesome.

Some rules for Weird, but Awesome Internet Things:

Review the following sites:

Kibo (who apparently can't be linked from here)
Weebl (and Bob or just his stuff)
Britney Spears' Guide to Semiconductor Physics
Peep Research

And of course,
Zombo

Basically, to be awesome, it must deconstruct and comment on real-world phenomena. Just commenting on something and tossing it into the abyss allows the abyss to deconstruct it and toss it back at you.
 
2012-09-06 09:58:31 AM

andrewagill: And of course,
Zombo


Kids these days... They don't understand the Zombocom. It makes me sad.
 
2012-09-06 10:00:15 AM
I'm surprised you had to purchase anything to start a hashtag. Can't you just append #yourchoiceofrandomtextstring in your tweets?

/basically uninterested in participating in twitter, but is aware that its a widespread social phenomenon.
 
2012-09-06 10:12:00 AM
ghare: k4mi: There is no FAIL like GOP cool internet idea FAIL.

Seriously, nothing is funnier than when they try to be cool on the internet.

But it won't matter to their base at ALL, because now that they have Conservative Facts propaganda, they don't need Actual Facts.



Don;t talk in their frame of reference, it only legitimizes their lies. Likewise, it's fox propaganda channel.
 
2012-09-06 10:17:04 AM
It's funny when old people try to play with social media
 
2012-09-06 10:20:01 AM

Vlad_the_Inaner: I'm surprised you had to purchase anything to start a hashtag. Can't you just append #yourchoiceofrandomtextstring in your tweets?

/basically uninterested in participating in twitter, but is aware that its a widespread social phenomenon.


Some hashtags are organic, the conservative ones all seem to be bought and paid for. It's because all the kids know what GOP did to that cat.
 
2012-09-06 10:36:47 AM
Like I'm going to expose my computer to malicious dumb by clicking a Kos link.
 
2012-09-06 10:53:28 AM

Vlad_the_Inaner: I'm surprised you had to purchase anything to start a hashtag. Can't you just append #yourchoiceofrandomtextstring in your tweets?

/basically uninterested in participating in twitter, but is aware that its a widespread social phenomenon.


Twitter lets you pay for "promotion" - more visibility in users' feeds (like the sponsored links Fark has). AFP spent a bunch of money so that the hashtag would appear more often in front of people's eyeballs.

// solve every problem by throwing money at it
// i want to be a problem if that's the case
 
2012-09-06 11:56:36 AM
Someone care to explain how you "buy" a hashtag to us oldsters?
 
2012-09-06 11:57:11 AM
I can't even post questions in a timely manner anymore. Sheesh.
 
2012-09-06 12:15:11 PM

HMS_Blinkin: /it's almost like the debt is something they don't really care about and are using as a talking point to get 'tards to vote for them....

/it's almost like the debt God is something they don't really care about and are using as a talking point to get 'tards to vote for them....

/it's almost like the debt being poor is something they don't really care about and are using as a talking point to get 'tards to vote for them....

/it's almost like the debt America is something they don't really care about and are using as a talking point to get 'tards to vote for them....

/it's almost like the debt Facts is something they don't really care about and are using as a talking point to get 'tards to vote for them....

/it's almost like the debt Reality is something they don't really care about and are using as a talking point to get 'tards to vote for them....

 

Great point. It will work with everything Republicans say.
 
2012-09-06 12:56:35 PM

Superjew: Someone care to explain how you "buy" a hashtag to us oldsters?


Basically Twitter has a section of Trending hashtags that are supposed to show what people are talking about. Something trending has just seen a massive increase in use on twitter.

They now allow you to buy a spot in the trending list. Basically like a sponsored link on Fark, so even if your idea isn't hep to the peeps on the streets, you can get it on the trending list anyway. The goal (I assume) is to either jump start your hash tag and hopefully get it viral, or more likely to get it mentioned on the news as a trending topic.

If American's for Prosperity wants to piss away money, they can send me $120K and I will build them a terrible iPhone app called "Are you better off". Every time you open it, it will ask a question like "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" Or "has Obama closed Gitmo?" or "Is America alive with Hope and Change?" The only thing the app will do is go to a big flashing screen that says "NO!".
 
2012-09-06 02:39:55 PM
I love when Republicans try to rewrite history using modern tools, and fail at both rewriting history and using modern tools.

We're not stupid - we know where all that debt came from, GOPutzes. The Dubya administration dragged us into two unnecessary wars, destroyed our economy, and left a lovely "poison pill" going-away present for Obama right before leaving office. Despite your best efforts, Obama has been cleaning it up.

The idea that you could set the building on fire, leave, and then try to blame the fireman for the blaze, even though put the fire out, is clearly a tactic only an idiot, or a Republican, would use.
 
2012-09-06 08:19:55 PM
Bwahaha.. the nice thing about promoting a hashtag is that you promote every single tweet that uses it.

What is it with Cons and not understanding how2computar?
 
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