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10.5.2007

Barack Obama steals MySpace page

Tags: Uncategorized — Author: @ 5:34 am

I just lost a lot of respect for Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama (..and MySpace). 2 1/2 years ago a Barack supporter setup a MySpace page for fans of the politician, generating 160,000 “friends”. Barack then struck a deal with MySpace and pulled the site from right under this supporter’s feet, leaving him with nothing, and killing this longtime network of 160K users…

Here’s the candidate I’m giving my vote to, he’d never pull a stunt like this…

  • http://www.stabu.net/ruminations Rochelle

    Yea, you’d better vote for Ron Paul :) Hope you do absentee voting for the primaries!

  • http://www.finlandforthought.net Phil

    I’m a registered Libertarian, I can’t vote Republican in the primaries. Maybe I’ll switch just for the primaries

  • Kristian

    Go Ron Paul! He’s really the only good choice. Fiscal conservatism coupled with personal liberties.

  • stercus

    Re: first one

    So much for the “Liberal media”…

    Re: Ron Paul

    He seems to have his head screwed on straight, and he’s very compelling. Too socially Conservative for my taste, but that’s what you get for voting on economics…

  • Lan Theroux

    All the major online polls show that Ron Paul won the GOP debate by a mammoth margin. The mainstream media tries to cover up this fact because Paul is not a bought and paid for shill neo-con candidate. In the ABC News poll Ron Paul won the nearest rival Mitt Romney by almost 16 000 votes. Ron is the real deal and I wish him luck.

    As for Barack Obama’s myspace scandal. Who effing cares?! I cant believe this is an actual issue to you Phil.

  • Kourtney N. Williams

    The Barack thing is crap because the guy asked for 39,000 plus fees from the campaign to continue working the site. All Barack did is say to Myspace is that I want the use of my name and they granted it. The guy was dumb people signed up thinking it was the Official Obama site anyways so all he had to do had Myspace not given it to him is to make a new page with the words Official before his name. People do the same with Actors and musicians all the time.

    As for your boy Paul I will admit he impressed me for being a old school Republican but he would make a better VP then a Leader of the Free World. I ask you want does he think the government should do, I would wonder what the government is for if he were elected. He wants to remove and cut everything and leave thing up to the states and the market. So what would we need him for?

  • gopha

    Who cares about a little catfight over a MySpace page? The real issue is the fact that candidates like Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich are being ignored by big dollar and mainstream media. Been to the Yahoo! 2008 Presidential Election page lately?

    Is this what our “democracy” has come to now? Censorship and fighting over MySpace pages?

  • Anonymous

    Why don’t they have questions like “mention 3 good things about taxes make society better for everyone” :)

  • Anonymous

    should be “that make”

  • Libertarian Finn

    Ron Paul is a great candidate. Unfortunately there is no room for people like him. In order for him to be elected as the leader, the people should actually agree and vote him. That means all the people who voted for Dubya. That’s like saying, well, a person like him could be a leader of Finland. No he couldn’t. Majority of the people voted for a candidate such as Halonen. Ron Paul is simply too advanced. He can’t battle with the old rhetorics of the political discourse we call BS. Reason never wins over in politics, just like the issues aren’t fighting but the parties are.

  • Kristian

    Kourtney N. Williams: “He wants to remove and cut everything and leave thing up to the states and the market. So what would we need him for?

    I think you answered your own question :-)

  • http://www.tundratabloid.blogspot.com KGS59

    Ron Paul’s foreign policies can only appeal to those with a pre-9/11 mindset. I am not impressed with his draw bridge mentality, but the the nihilist jihadis are.

  • http://fredfryinternational.blogspot.com Fred Fry

    Obama has put his campaign in the Iraq failure bucket. His chances all depend on Iraq going badly for the next year, as does the campaigns of all the Democrats.

    That’s a shame, becasue his message otherwise is pretty good.

  • http://www.axis-of-aevil.net/ hfb

    Maybe Ron Paul needs to sleep with an intern to get the media’s attention. :)

  • stercus

    to #7 gopha:
    I couldn’t have said it better.

  • Lan Theroux

    #12

    Yes vote for Ron Paul and the terrists win. 9/11 9/11 9/11 terra terre terra 9/11 9/11 9/11 terra terre terra !!!111 Goddaamn we have to fight them over there or else they will swim acros the ocean and fight us over here…

    Just keep on spouting idiotic neo-con talking points my friend. Never mind the fact that there were no jihadis in iraq before bush opened the gates for them. You must be one of those who think Bush is such a great president because he “took the fight to them” and “stays on the offensive”. That coulndt be farther from the truth. The fight was in Afganistan. Osama and Al Qaida were based in Afganistan. Bush basicly abandoned the real front and started his faith based war for oil in Iraq.

    Ron Paul on the other hand is the candidate who speaks for the reality based community. The next president has an enormous task in unfucking the huge clusterfuck that idiotson has created. Maybe just maybe it would be nice to have a president who’s idea of fighting terrorism isn’t LET’S CREATE MORE OF THEM.

  • http://www.tundratabloid.blogspot.com KGS59
  • http://noguidinglight.blogspot.com/ a lamb with no guiding light

    Fred Fry wrote: Obama has put his campaign in the Iraq failure bucket. His chances all depend on Iraq going badly for the next year, as does the campaigns of all the Democrats.

    The Republican standard position, to keep the troops in Iraq indefinitely and hope that something changes, is already a lot less popular than what the major Democratic candidates support and likely to grow less popular as the surge fails. You speak of Iraq going badly as if it’s in question, but Iraq is highly likely to remain a bloody mess for years to come no matter what the United States does. One of Obama’s strengths as a candidate is that he had the good judgment to oppose the invasion of Iraq from the start. He’d have to be insane to throw that away now.

  • Lan Theroux

    #17

    Little advice. When you’re trying to make a point, dont cite weeklystandard as a source. It just makes you look stupid. It’s a neocon paper and it’s only purpose is cheerleading Bush and his misguided policy. Did you know that their editor is Bill Kristol, the son of of Irving Kristol, who is one of the original founders of the neoconservative movement. Bill Kristol and his paper have no credibility what so ever. Here’s what he said In 2003 on National Public Radio:

    “There’s been a certain amount of pop sociology in America … that the Shia can’t get along with the Sunni and the Shia in Iraq just want to establish some kind of Islamic fundamentalist regime. There’s almost no evidence of that at all. Iraq’s always been very secular.”

    http://frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=14036:
    By Stephen F. Hayes
    Weekly Standard | July 1, 2004

    What do you know, it’s another Weeklystandard propaganda piece. I actually did lol at this one, not just because it’s from 2004 but because it’s a Iyad Allawi interview. Where to start with this guy. He’s a former bathist who had a fall out with Saddam Hussein in the early 1970s and was forced to go into exile. After this his main agenda had been ousting Saddam. Allawi is the person who helped the Bush white in creating it’s case agains Saddam. Iyad Allawi is the same dude who channelled the now infamous claim that Iraqi weapons of mass destruction could be operational in 45 minutes. This outragous claim was used by both Bush and Blair when they were selling the Iraq War.

    The interviewer prings up the fact that THE 9/11 COMMISSION IN IT’S REPORT DENIES THAT SADDAM HAD ANY LINKS TO 9/11 WHATSOVER:

    “I’m surprised that you would make the connection between 9/11 and the war in Iraq. The 9/11 commission in America says there is no evidence of a collaborative relationship between Saddam Hussein and those terrorists of al Qaeda.”

    Allawi’s reply is just the same old same old. Nothing concrete. Just assurances that despite there’s no evidence “Saddam had relations with al Qaeda”.So nothing there buh hot air from a liar with an agenda.

    I’m not sure why you posted the third article. It from February 2003 and it doesnt say anything but that there’s a dispute inside the CIA whether Saddam has ties to Al Qaida. I’m no secret agent, but anybody knows that when there’s dispute then there’s no hard evidence.

    Now I’m going to leave you with something. Dont worry. No tedious articles by activist bloggers or liberal pundit’s. It’s a recent documentary by filmmaker Robert Greenwald. It has no political talking heads, just U.S intelligence and defense officials, foreign service experts, and U.N. weapons inspectors — including a former CIA director. In the film these experts prove point by point that every claim made by the White House and Colin Powell (in his speech to the UN) about Iraq being a threat and Saddam having relatons to Al Qaida were false, and not just false but fraudalent – in many cases based on intel that was at the time known to be BS.

    Uncovered: The Whole Truth about the Iraq war

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7371253996117324045&q=%22the+truth+about%22

    Please let me know what you thought of it.

  • gopha

    #17

    The Iraq/Al Qaeda link is old, tired, boring, lame and long busted. Congrats on living under a rock for as long as you have. That has to have broken a record somewhere.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5223932/
    http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0406/p99s01-duts.html
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5328592.stm
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/05/AR2007040502263.html

  • Matt

    RON PAUL:
    Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)

    So, what about the freedom and liberty of queer people?
    i know he says it is up to the states to decide but would he
    also support slavery if the states wanted it back? i don’t think so.
    to oppose queer issues are important for Republican candidates. he is too much concerned about taxes and money. he forgets that people live in his country. what a shame he cannot be brave enough to be a real libertarian…

  • http://funkybrownchick.com funkybrownchick

    Hey, noone is perfect, right? MySpace aside, he’s done GOOD stuff too. Did you hear about the target=”_blank”>cockblocker incident?

    Besides, I *love* Barack Obama. He’s sexy. :)

  • http://funkybrownchick.com funkybrownchick

    OOPS! Sorry about the typo. I swear I really *do* know HTML. :)

  • Lan Theroux

    I like both Barack and Ron, but my number one favourite is general Wesley Clark. Month ago I placed a 10 euro bet (on unibet.com) that he wins the democratic ticket. It’s a real longshot (he hasn’t even announced yet), but if he makes it I’M RICH BIAATCH!!!

  • http://www.google.com luke

    What is the current leader of finland?

  • http://www.google.com luke

    brandon lucas is a gay homo and yo what are you doin this weekend?

  • http://asasasa brandon lucas

    i smoke weed

  • luke

    shank is a retard

  • http://www.adthesf.com Delisa Misenheimer

    Can I submit your put up to my wordpress weblog? I’ll add a back-link to your forum. That’s one actually great post.

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