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2012-10-13 10:37:27 AM  
Weekend thread for Give Joe the Bird.
 
2012-10-13 10:52:21 AM  
Miss me yet?

i171.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-13 12:23:02 PM  
Bird
Bird
Bird
BIrd is the word
 
2012-10-13 12:32:32 PM  
Going to post a weekend update here in a minute. If for some reason anyone has another started please let me know!
 
2012-10-13 12:42:42 PM  

RichieLaw: Going to post a weekend update here in a minute. If for some reason anyone has another started please let me know!


You're the keeper of the faith. Any other thread is an apostate.

Congrats on $4865 so far!
 
2012-10-13 12:47:54 PM  

Hack Patooey: Weekend thread for Give Joe the Bird.


Can you compile a list of all the news sources we've been linked to and post it as a separate comment?

doyner: RichieLaw: Going to post a weekend update here in a minute. If for some reason anyone has another started please let me know!

You're the keeper of the faith. Any other thread is an apostate.

Congrats on $4865 so far!


Thank you!!
 
2012-10-13 01:11:20 PM  
Well, in case anyone was wondering, the power of Fark is real and is posed to do something pretty fantastic over the coming days. In true internet fashion, what started as satire and then a joke submission is now turning into a real movement with bona fide media attention. I want to take a second to thank Hack Patooey for submitting this idea and helping with the Facebook page. cyclometh for his awesome-sauce voice over work and coyagie for creating the video that now sits on the indiegogo site.

Other important links include:

FB Page:
Twitter: @givejoethebird and @joebidenstransa (managed by Farkers that I could not find in the thread so please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due!)

In the past 24 hours we have raised almost $5,000. That is 20% of our goal! I am shocked and amazed by the support this thing has generated and am incredibly appreciative. For those that have donated because of a Biden crush (also a mixed drink of Natty-Lite, Ice Tea and Vermouth), because you're a Farker or for the LULZ, thank you. We literally couldn't do this without you.

Now, for those that haven't read through the mammoth thread from yesterday, here are some things you should know.

1. Yes, we are buying Joe Biden a Trans Am.
2. Yes, we understand he is the Vice President of the United States. Please read the indiegogo site or watch the youtube video.
3. Yes, we know how much the Vice President makes a year and understand most of his expenses as the VP are paid for. Please read the indiegogo site or watch the youtube video.
4. Yes, we know what Biden has contributed over the past to charity. We don't care. The man has publicly and fantastically served the public of his state and country for well over 30 years.
5. The goal of the project is to "give" VP Biden the Trans Am. And by "give" I have Uncle Joe endorse the idea behind the movement and then auction the Trans Am off, with all proceeds going to 4 charities: Wounded Warrior Foundation, the Biden Breast Health Initiative, Doctors Without Borders and GLAAD. This donation will be made in the name of Joe Biden AND the Internet.
6. We also plan to give Vice President Biden a replica "toy" Trans Am with a signed letter/card containing the names/avatars of all those who donated to the cause.

Now that we're done with the preliminaries, what are we going to do next?

SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY

In continuing with our Big Push For Biden's Biatchin Trans Am, I would like to coordinate some "Charity Twitter Bombs."

Like the Army Air Core over Germany, Drew in a sorority house and Joe Biden at the VP debate, we will use the power of Fark to inundate specific twitter feeds with tweets about #givejoethebird. This will happen in 1 hour increments. We will designate our targets based upon their media reach. For the first day we should concentrate on actual members of the media, as well as sympathetic Democrat celebrities. All tweets should attempt to be funny. They won't all be...this is the internet...but refrain from swears, attacks on the target and only make fun of the Romney Campaign while referencing #givejoethebird.

Again, the purpose of this is to make certain personalities aware of our project so please do not be rude. I am limiting the Bombs to one hour so as not to otherwise inconvenience people.

My list of potential targets:

Arianna Huffington
Rachel Maddow
Chris Matthews
George Clooney
Tom Hanks
John Stewart
Colbert
George Takei
Betty White
And Hannity for the lulz.

Now, if the list is agreed upon we will set up times of engagement. I am also open to other suggestions.

On Monday we will do the same thing while targeting smaller media personalities and local newspapers. This will hopefully coincide nicely with our press release. If you have suggestions for local media (think local but also larger markets, Chicago, LA, New York, Philadelphia, etc.) please email me at joebidenstransam at the gmail dot come.

Cheers! Let's break $6,000 today.
 
2012-10-13 01:18:25 PM  
Also, the indiegogo site has seen almost 40,000 views and over 20,000 visitors. In 24 hours. Keep it up!
 
2012-10-13 01:19:23 PM  
Isn't it illegal for public officials to accept personal gifts?
 
2012-10-13 01:24:02 PM  
[commentsothisisinmyrecentactivitypage]
 
2012-10-13 01:25:55 PM  

Tarkus: Isn't it illegal for public officials to accept personal gifts?


The idea isn't to actually give Joe the Trans-Am but to buy it and then auction it.
 
2012-10-13 01:32:28 PM  
Story featured on: http://www.strangebeaver.com/2012/10/give-joe-the-bird/
 
2012-10-13 01:34:23 PM  
New tweet: American Socialists @SCCbot
Addictiing Info: Puckish FARKers Want To Give #JoeBiden 'The Bird' (VIDEO) http://dlvr.i/2Jv6XN American Socialists
 
2012-10-13 01:34:33 PM  
I just woke up, slept in a bit. Gonna be a busy day but I'll be dropping in from time to time. :) Keep up the great work!
 
2012-10-13 01:38:37 PM  
Also, if anyone needs to contact me my email is my handle at gmail, that forwards to my regular email account.
 
2012-10-13 01:44:57 PM  

Tarkus: Isn't it illegal for public officials to accept personal gifts?


No, it isn't. Someone posted a link yesterday and provided info (way too lazy to search) but the President and VP can accept gifts.
 
2012-10-13 01:45:47 PM  
Wowcakes!
 
2012-10-13 01:53:38 PM  

Tarkus: Isn't it illegal for public officials to accept personal gifts?



Can't be.  They accept things like jerseys from championship teams, and all sorts of stuff from other heads of state.  There was some interview with Bush II or Clinton or some former president who showed his closet full of all sorts of gifts he got as president.  And I believe he mentioned he really didn't need the crap and would probably be giving it away to charity or whatever.  But he was allowed to have it.
 
I have zero legal knowledge about it, but I assume they:
 
1. Can't accept straight cash, homey.
 
2. Can't sell or use said gifts for political gain to some extent.
 
So the charity aspect aside here, I'm pretty sure Biden *could* accept the Trans Am and keep it on his driveway.  (Which is not the case here anyway.)
 
Boe
2012-10-13 01:55:30 PM  

Tarkus: Isn't it illegal for public officials to accept personal gifts?


No, after thousands of posts all day yesterday, no one thought of that at all. We must be screwed.
 
2012-10-13 01:56:44 PM  
From the previous thread:

"Although the President, like all other federal officers and employees, is prohibited from receiving
personal gifts from foreign governments and foreign officials without the consent of Congress
(U.S. Const., art. I, §9, cl. 8), the President is generally free to accept unsolicited personal gifts
from the American public. Most of the restrictions on federal officials accepting gifts from
"prohibited sources" (those doing business with, seeking action from, or regulated by one's
agency) are not applicable to the President of the United States (5 C.F.R. §2635.204(j)), although
the President may not solicit gifts from such sources. The President, in a similar manner as other
federal officials, may also receive unrestricted gifts from relatives and gifts that are given on the
basis of personal friendship. When personal gifts accepted by the President or his immediate
family exceed a certain amount, those gifts are required to be publicly disclosed in financial
disclosure reports filed annually by the President. 5 U.S.C. app., §§101(f)(1), 102(a)(2). The
President remains subject to the bribery and illegal gratuities law which prohibits the receipt of a
gift or of anything of value when that receipt, or the agreement to receive such thing of value, is
connected in some way to the performance (or nonperformance) of an official act."
 
2012-10-13 01:57:23 PM  

Tarkus: Isn't it illegal for public officials to accept personal gifts?



Caveat and CSB:
 
When I was in 3rd grade, we did the whole "write a letter to the president" thing.  Ronald Reagan was president, and I liked him because he was a folksy old dude who liked jelly beans and all that (come on, I was in 3rd grade!)
 
So I included a dime in the letter for him.
 
A week or so later I got a very official yellow envelope from the White House staff informing me that the President cannot accept cash via the mail, with my dime returned.
 
Heh.  Probably have an FBI file now.
 
/Probably not
 
Boe
2012-10-13 02:00:23 PM  

downstairs: Tarkus: Isn't it illegal for public officials to accept personal gifts?


Caveat and CSB:
 
When I was in 3rd grade, we did the whole "write a letter to the president" thing.  Ronald Reagan was president, and I liked him because he was a folksy old dude who liked jelly beans and all that (come on, I was in 3rd grade!)
 
So I included a dime in the letter for him.
 
A week or so later I got a very official yellow envelope from the White House staff informing me that the President cannot accept cash via the mail, with my dime returned.
 
Heh.  Probably have an FBI file now.
 
/Probably not


Since no one is planning to send him cash via the mail we should be ok.

And if anyone has missed the point, this is for charity, and no one is actually giving Biden a car. Except for the small replica matchbox type car. Which isn't cash.
 
2012-10-13 02:02:33 PM  

Cyclometh: Also, if anyone needs to contact me my email is my handle at gmail, that forwards to my regular email account.


My email for this project is bidentransam2012 at the gmail. Am willing to make a "Making of a Meme" documentary or something in another day or two - it could be updated as time goes on. Just spitballing.
 
2012-10-13 02:06:32 PM  

coeyagi: Cyclometh: Also, if anyone needs to contact me my email is my handle at gmail, that forwards to my regular email account.

My email for this project is bidentransam2012 at the gmail. Am willing to make a "Making of a Meme" documentary or something in another day or two - it could be updated as time goes on. Just spitballing.


We could add that as a perk. Provide digital copies of it to people that contribute $30....
 
2012-10-13 02:10:27 PM  
Per another Farker's suggestion, I've submitted a thread to the /r/progressive subreddit: Link
 
2012-10-13 02:16:09 PM  

Boe: Since no one is planning to send him cash via the mail we should be ok.



Oh I know... just wanted to share my ultra cool story bro.
 
/Probably not that cool.
 
2012-10-13 02:22:15 PM  
Moar press: http://camppendleton.patch.com/blog_posts/the-internet-wants-to-buy-jo e-biden-a-transam
 
2012-10-13 02:25:05 PM  

RichieLaw: Hack Patooey: Weekend thread for Give Joe the Bird.

Can you compile a list of all the news sources we've been linked to and post it as a separate comment?



Will do. Im in and out all day, and wont be able to do it until about 6pm tonight, but that'll give more time for more places to pick it up.
 
2012-10-13 02:29:18 PM  

Tarkus: Isn't it illegal for public officials to accept personal gifts?


No.
 
2012-10-13 02:37:45 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: Bird
Bird
Bird
BIrd is the word


I didn't know about the bird...
The bird is a word?
 
2012-10-13 02:50:49 PM  
$5 for Biden's car. About $200 for Obama and the Dems. I'm all tapped out here.

CONTRIBUTE TO OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN HERE, so Biden can drive around the White House driveway Rain Man-style.
 
2012-10-13 02:53:32 PM  

Tarkus: Isn't it illegal for public officials to accept personal gifts?


imageshack.us

HA HA HA HA HAAAAAAA! AAAAAH HAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!
 
2012-10-13 02:57:50 PM  
$5,035!!!!
 
2012-10-13 02:57:52 PM  
In for $25.

/$5,000 now
//Great job, you Farkers!
 
2012-10-13 03:07:00 PM  
Chipped in $5 and then gave in to the three-a-day emails I get from the Obama campaign and chipped in $25 there (Joe will need that driveway!). Bring on the twitterbombing.
 
2012-10-13 03:10:05 PM  
www.solehope.com
 
2012-10-13 03:13:16 PM  
Yahoo is scary.

/hold me
 
2012-10-13 03:27:01 PM  
Gee, I need to count how many butthurt posts are in here and.....maybe have me some lulz.

But for now I got a dinner invite to a friend's house and I gotta go grab at least one slightly exotic flavour of ice cream.

scrapetv.com
 
2012-10-13 03:29:51 PM  
OOPS DAMN IT must count butthurt in OTHER BIDEN TRANS-AM THREAD

/sowwy

//facepaw
 
2012-10-13 03:38:33 PM  
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net 
 
2012-10-13 03:38:39 PM  

RichieLaw: Well, in case anyone was wondering, the power of Fark is real and is posed to do something pretty fantastic over the coming days. In true internet fashion, what started as satire and then a joke submission is now turning into a real movement with bona fide media attention. I want to take a second to thank Hack Patooey for submitting this idea and helping with the Facebook page. cyclometh for his awesome-sauce voice over work and coyagie for creating the video that now sits on the indiegogo site.

Other important links include:

FB Page:
Twitter: @givejoethebird and @joebidenstransa (managed by Farkers that I could not find in the thread so please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due!)

In the past 24 hours we have raised almost $5,000. That is 20% of our goal! I am shocked and amazed by the support this thing has generated and am incredibly appreciative. For those that have donated because of a Biden crush (also a mixed drink of Natty-Lite, Ice Tea and Vermouth), because you're a Farker or for the LULZ, thank you. We literally couldn't do this without you.

Now, for those that haven't read through the mammoth thread from yesterday, here are some things you should know.

1. Yes, we are buying Joe Biden a Trans Am.
2. Yes, we understand he is the Vice President of the United States. Please read the indiegogo site or watch the youtube video.
3. Yes, we know how much the Vice President makes a year and understand most of his expenses as the VP are paid for. Please read the indiegogo site or watch the youtube video.
4. Yes, we know what Biden has contributed over the past to charity. We don't care. The man has publicly and fantastically served the public of his state and country for well over 30 years.
5. The goal of the project is to "give" VP Biden the Trans Am. And by "give" I have Uncle Joe endorse the idea behind the movement and then auction the Trans Am off, with all proceeds going to 4 charities: Wounded Warrior Foundation, the Biden Breast Healt ...


Might I suggest adding Neil Patrick Harris, and perhaps even Samuel L Jackson to the Twitter list?
 
2012-10-13 03:40:04 PM  
What's real, what's a joke?

i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-10-13 03:41:01 PM  

Tarkus: Isn't it illegal for public officials to accept personal gifts?


Maybe you should read what RichieLaw posted. It's just a comment or so above yours.
 
2012-10-13 03:41:07 PM  
Best money laundering scam ever
 
2012-10-13 03:41:11 PM  
When are we going to start the tweeting?
 
2012-10-13 03:42:31 PM  
Posted this in the original thread, but I don't know if anybody is reading that anymore, so...
----------------------------------
Dear Mr. RichieLaw:
I think a link to this thread on the donation site, down there with the links to the charities, would be appropriate. Something like "The discussion thread that started it all". That would give FARK more exposure, and maybe more hits, and maybe more TF subscriptions for Drew's beer fund. Also, the links to the charities should have captions so the viewer doesn't have to look at the URL to see where they go.

You and Coeyagi and Cyclometh and Hack Patooey are the quintessence of awesome and should get TF for life. You guys should be known collectively as "The Prophets of Fark", or "Seal Team Fark" or "Fark Jedi" or "Masters of the Farkiverse" or some such.

I'm going to have to get a Twitter account now, just so I can twitter bomb Portia De Rossi (gay), Christina Applegate (breast cancer), Sanjay Gupta (doctors) and Tammy Duckworth (wounded warriors)...
 
2012-10-13 03:47:01 PM  
I contributed my share yesterday because I naively believed that this wasn't a thing about US politics but rather the Onion and the lulz. Seeing this thread going green on the Politics tab made me sad. I want my 5 back, dammit.
 
2012-10-13 03:48:30 PM  

hinten: What's real, what's a joke?


Is that real?
 
2012-10-13 03:48:42 PM  
Going to see Argo (to get further inspired by 'awesome') then The Home Depot (don't know if I will have enough time), then back to epicness of this. Taking ideas for a follow up movie or documentary as per earlier mention. I don't want to commit others' talents as the first video was a big group effort, just throwing it out there that I am up for round 2.
 
2012-10-13 03:51:08 PM  
Just give your damn money straight to charity, or give it to the campaign, or don't give anything, rather than route it through whoever started the original thread's car dealership. Also, note that whoever started this gets to keep whatever money you pitch in, regardless of the total amount raised.
 
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