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Liberal WONKETT Blog Tries To ‘FAIL’ That ‘Thank You George W. Bush’ Website

Few e-mails — especially press releases! — have ever been so deserving of a Gmail Star. Oh, GAHH, this was for “Immediate Release” and we’re 11 hours late! Sorry! Onward.

Oh my god:

On Monday December 8th, Liberal websites such as FARK.COM and WONKETT.COM called for the FAILing of “Thank You” website. To FAIL the website means to render it ineffective by targeting the integrity of the data and or writing scripts to hit the website so that the server gets bogged down enough to prevent users from accessing the URL. Closeted conservatives who frequent these liberal sites informed the webmaster what was happening and the problem was resolved within a few hours. They also asked to be kept anonymous for fear of retaliation. The webmaster confirmed that hostile emails were sent stating that the webmaster should die and change the site to reflect their view that President Bush should be impeached. Ironically there are hundreds of sites and groups that already exist asking for the impeachment of President Bush with millions of signatures while this one and only non-political site had 500 signatures before the attack. The site is back up and open to all who want to sign sincerely to exercise their free speech.

Well this just sounds dastardly. Fuck Wonkett.com.

(Also, sentence #2 of this press release opens the door for the creation of a new terrible Internet meme, so someone make sure that happens.)

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122 comments

  1. Advocatus_Diaboli

    I’m sorry, there’s already so many memes I can’t keep track; do we really need another one? How about a Campbell Brown tradition instead?

  2. SystemError

    “The site is back up and open to all who want to sign sincerely to exercise their free speech.”

    Conservatives aren’t too good with the irony are they?

  3. eatsshootsleaves

    I just searched wonkett.com. It apparently is a source for Russian Brides, Orlando Vacations, and Sarah Palin news. So basically the same.

  4. Serolf Divad

    Monday December 8th? Dang… one day earlier and they could have added “a day that will live in infamy” and compared to to the Japanese automaker’s attack on Pearl harbor 57 years ago.

  5. magic titty

    I have an immediate release every time someone accesses my URL.
    That was the main theme of this ‘presser’, yes?


  6. Post author
    Jim Newell

    [re=202068]Capitol Hillbilly[/re]: I like the concept of thanking him for keeping us safe “after 9/11.” Maybe we should also thank him for not declaring any wars on Iraq since the first one.

  7. Wonks Adventure

    and the number one related search on the http://www.wonkett.com/ homepage? russian brides. those pinkos have insulted our dear president for the last time.

    also, since when is FARK liberal? they’re like south park, they make fun of everyone.

  8. loquaciousmusic

    Closeted conservatives who frequent these liberal sites informed the webmaster what was happening and the problem was resolved within a few hours.

    Shorts, you’ve been outed. Go back to NRO, you flaming elephant!

  9. Mr Blifil

    Closeted conservatives? Who knew?

    Here’s the trick. They usually can be spotted in their double layer neoprene wetsuits, including or excluding the dildoes.

  10. shortsshortsshorts

    What the hell? It isn’t even posting my wonderful names and comments anymore! This webmaster guy sure should die. He is learning internet traditions that hurt America.

    [re=202075]user-of-owls[/re]: DON’T TELL THE OTHERS.

  11. Canmon (the Inadequate)

    “[T]here are hundreds of sites and groups that already exist asking for the impeachment of President Bush with millions of signatures while this one and only non-political site had 500 signatures before the attack”. Perhaps that should tell them something.

  12. AngryBlakGuy

    …I would thank “W” for keeping Americans safe; except for when he screwed up on:

    -9/11
    -USS Cole
    -Anthrax attacks
    -4000+ dead soldiers in Iraq
    -The Chinese holding our airmen hostage(remember that?)

  13. Mr Blifil

    Here’s my favorite so far…

    1248 Carmen Major Thank you, Thank you Enjoy your free time. Well deserved.

    I guess that was the dude’s problem over the last 8 years. Not enough “free time.” Now if a city drowns, he can sleep right on through…oh, wait…

  14. Borat

    Well, these guys really are fast on the uptake. I’m glad this immediate release happened 10 days after the event. But it does bring back some fond memories of a simplier time before webmasters figured out how to stop FAIL attacks on innocent 500 user websites.

    Anyone want to take responsibility for the script? (I’m guessing their minds can’t comprehend this is just a collective protest rather than the HACKREZ)

    Oh oh, I’m giving too much away, there might be Closeted Conservatives here. Come on guys, will you step out the closet and we can have our way with you??

  15. Mara47

    Hey, Ashley Todd signed the new Thankee site, so, you know, count me in! A shame we have to do this all over again, tough, innit?

  16. The Real JR Revisted

    The conservatives storyline were actually the 13th chapter of the R Kelly “Trapped in the Closet” saga, right after the pastor catching “the pa-pa-pa-package”.

  17. FMA

    Wait, I didn’t think we did anything “to render it ineffective by targeting the integrity of the data and or writing scripts to hit the website so that the server gets bogged down enough to prevent users from accessing the URL.”

    I thought we just left smartass posts. What’s with this “writing scripts” shit?

    I haven’t looked, but is Heywood Jablome still on the list?

  18. Borat

    I’m guessing they have to approve all postings now and the SCREW YOU BUSHIE TRUCK BALLS N NUTZ FOR EVAR won’t go through anymore.

    So it took them 10 days to implement that & scrub all the names (probably had to read each one different ways to see if they had some hidden message)? Well, multiple shoe throwing games were invented in 12 hours, these guys can’t pull this off even with all their closeted support.

  19. robanybody

    Which “county” did W keep safe while he was trashing the Constitution? Just curious. Anyway, my personal theory is there weren’t more than a handful of terrorists out there after 9-11 to begin with. Otherwise, how do you explain that no one simply walked into a busy air terminal, where thousands of people congregate and there’s virtually no way to keep someone out, and blew something up? Why no buildings blasted with fertilizer? Malls attacked by crazed zealots? Any of these would be simple if there were actually terrorists around to do them. Sorry, but I think the terrorist-lurking-behind-every-rock theory was way overblown and simply made it easier for the fascists to over-react and clamp down on personal liberties. I’m sure there were a couple of clearly incompetent terrorists hanging about, but giving G. Bush credit for “keeping us safe” from them is a stretch. Decent police work, not stomping on the Constitution, is what “kept us safe” to the extent there were real threats. I guess it’s not patriotic to think we’re not constantly in danger, though. So I’m a bad, but not terrified, person. So lock me up and beat me with a stick.

    More importantly, where’s Campbell? Good thing I made a screen shot. For the finger puppets. Now I need a Lou Dobbs for her to make out with. She’s getting tired of all the lap dances, and her edges are starting to fray. I figure Lou-Puppet will be a perfect gentleman. Unless she mentions illegal immigrants, in which case he’ll be all over her.

  20. The Real JR Revisted

    [re=202112]FMA[/re]: F’real. It’s making it sound like commenting with “lol u suck” is me being a master hacker.

    Dude, I’m a master hacker.

  21. Borat

    Let’s start randomly attacking one about who are the the closeted conservatives. At least half the comments I read on the conservative blogs are people trying to fink one another out.

    I’ll start by pointing the figer at that weekend ralph nader guy who probably hasn’t come out of the closet since the election.

  22. pondscum

    How is that site non-political? It’s about the fuckwit in the White House. Doesn’t that automatically make it political?

  23. Gorillionaire

    It’s easy to spot the closeted conservatards – they’re the ones who always clench their teeth really hard when they insist that they are “Libertarians” and then turn around real fast and rub their penises on a picture of Reagan.

  24. Bypartizoa

    I’d like to FAIL the Wonkette site by saying that George W. Bush has kept us sa- uh…has been a wonderful Presid- ….fuck, I just can’t bring myself to say it.

  25. BigBrainOnBrad

    I wonder if I should try to get Hugh G. Rection by them again. Anybody try to see if the site is accepting signatures again?

  26. Borat

    I have a bit of a hacking cough right now (cold + I won’t give up the weedz). Does this make me a hacker? Pleeeze? I always wanted to be an outlaw

  27. Borat

    [re=202073]Jim Newell[/re]: Jim, Please Please write them back and try to get an exlcusive interview. If you post this Friday night, we’ll have all weekend to attackz them…

  28. Mustang

    I love it … Thank you for the “ooportunity” Oop. Why doncha proofread your stinkin’ webpage if it’s so stinkin’ sacred?

  29. aristoggle

    I like the fact that they only want to thank him for what happened after September 11, 2001. Is that a subtle recognition of the fact that before the terrorist attacks he was the vacationingest – and laziest – President we’ve ever had?

    I wonder how they vet the names? I mean, Mary Jane Sweet? What pothead posted that?

    Also … this thing has been up for what, two years or so? Only 1306 signatures …

  30. Woodwards Friend

    Thanks President Bush for keeping us safe AFTER 9/11. Also, thanks Mitch Williams for striking out all of those hitters AFTER Joe Carter’s home run in the ’93 World Series. Finally, thanks to the Minnesota Department of Transportation for keeping Minnesota’s bridges and overpasses safe AFTER that one collapsed horribly last year.

  31. Chief Grinning Eagle

    [re=202115]freakishlystrong[/re]: Hey, I signed it with the name “Flatulent Asshole” with the e mail asshole@yahoo.com and they counted my signature. I didn’t know there were more than twelve hundred other body parts that smelled that bad. . .
    I’d bet that’s who signed: Fragrant Armpit – pitstop@rightguard.net; Brownstained Gluteus – buttcheeks@maximus.org etcetera. Who would use his real name?

  32. freakishlystrong

    The fact that there are closeted Conservatards lurking here is creeping me out more than Campbell..

  33. bago

    The problem with writing a script is that they had a tracking cookie and you had to maintain state across at least two http invocations. I’m willing to fake some cookies in ten minutes, but blowing 30 minutes of stateful threading on these turds? Pfeh.

  34. snideinplainsight

    Don yo thin it a littl peuril to mak fu of thes closete conservative ? Al they wante was to hav a littl websit wher the coul say ‘Than yo ‘ to Presiden Bus . It no politica .

  35. Cubilista

    Unless the oath of office for the president and vice president was secretly changed to only protect us against foreign enemies, I remember this little part of the oath that says “to protect and defend against all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC.”
    Bush, Cheney, and Rove insists that the torture policies (among other things) were instrumental and “directly responsible for the fact that we’ve been able to avoid or defeat further attacks against the homeland for 7 1/2 years.”
    Really…
    On Dec 12, 2008 an Oregon bank was bombed by a “DOMESTIC terrorist.” This attack killed 2 cops, critically injured a third cop, and a hurt a bank worker.

    It is obvious this whole 7 and a half years of safety meme isn’t only a lie, it’s utter B.S.

    And what about the first 6 months of the presidency?
    Who was president when 9/11/01 happened?
    By the minimal standards set forth by the oath of office, this presidency has been a failure. They have failed to protect us from foreign and domestic terrorists. Don’t let him forget it!

  36. blowhard

    Dear President Bush,
    Thank you for keeping us safe from government intervention in such private matters as hurricane relief, no-collateral mortgage lending, and securities regulation.

    Love,
    Michael Schiavo

  37. CivicHoliday

    Ok, I give…it was me, conservative in the closet. I’m the mole. I, um, like elephants and, uh, little boys, and, yeah, f*k those liberals and their War on Christmas, or baby jesus, or whatever, and, like, no taxes for anybody, because, um, free market rulz, and, uh, bomb those towel heads to oblivion, cause, you know, ‘Murica is da best, go USA, USA, USA, drill me here and now…? Did I get all that?

    I’m not very convincing. Guess we’ll have to look elsewhere. AngryBlackGuy? Maybe a little TOO good?

  38. freakishlystrong

    [re=202164]Chief Grinning Eagle[/re]: Don’t forget teh “taint”..it’s the new “meme”..Jeebus..

  39. freakishlystrong

    [re=202184]Cubilista[/re]: I’m so tired of the wing nutz saying that those two criminals took an oath to protect us, and no one corrects them, they take an oath to protect the constitution, and on that front a miserable FAIL.

  40. kantro

    Speaking of closeted conservatives… Is that “Twenty Dollar” Bob Allen right there at 928? Seems the libruls are getting a little more subtle with their hax0rs.

  41. pepe

    Cannot believe this is real! He really thought Fark’s “fail” tag meant that FAIL was a Web-verb meaning a DDOS attack?

  42. Mista Eko

    10 days of repair and they can’t even get the signatures with comments over 50 characters to line up correctly.

  43. LeslieBee

    We’ve been infiltrated by the closeted conservatives, people! They look … and feel … like us. JUST LIKE CYLONS.

  44. Kev-O-Tron

    I’m a CLOSETED CONSERVATIVE??? I’ve never felt so dirty and awkward in my life and I’m a lonely, bisexual drunk.

  45. Sproutz

    Now my brain inextricably associates the phrase “launching a FAIL” with the link about the poop smell of DC, and I now think the phrase refers to a disappointing bowel movement.

  46. DeLand DeLakes

    “Closeted conservatives” implies that there are conservatives “passing” as libtards on this site because they feel compelled to fit in in order to gain a certain set of social privileges. So come on, closet elephants, time for your coming out party. Why do you feel pressured to hide who you really are in order to lurk undetected here at Wonkette? Is it the sheer volume of space we dedicate to talking about buttsecks? The expose photos of Sarah Palin’s saggy grandma-crotch, clad in a damp Wal-Mart swimsuit? What is it? What?

  47. Kev-O-Tron

    [re=202116]robanybody[/re]: extra whore diamonds for ending the sensible comment with some fully perverted snark.

  48. SnarkNotFark

    [re=202216]LeslieBee[/re]: You’re thinking of the aliens from V. However, closeted conservative do look just like Cylons, with cold silver skin and red, red eyes.

  49. groove

    Somewhere there’s a leet hax0r script kiddie whining about Wonkette stealing his thunder. lol @ ignorant press release writers.

  50. bago

    Dick’s IS right down the hill from me, but the hill is covered in snow. That’s why I was just snowboarding.

  51. problemwithcaring

    Thank You Mr. President! For Keeping us safe!!! I mean, safe after 9/11!!! All of us! I mean, with the exception of the several million people living in the gulf-coast region during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Rita and/or Ike.

    A sincere Thank You! from – All the rest of us! Though…not including the several hundred returning injured veterans that had the misfortune of being stationed at Walter Reed. So, not that small number – plus the several thousands more unable to get adequate healthcare at other VA’s. Not those. And of course, excluding, all teh gheys. And black people. So, yes, Thanks for keeping all the rest of us safe!!

    (Minus the 4,000-odd soldiers that VOLUNTEERED to be unsafe.) Thanks. Safe. Yea!

  52. Larry McAwful

    This is appalling. I would never do anything like that. And neither would my friends Anita Hanjob and Phil McCracken, whom I let use my computer on Monday, December 8, for some reason.

  53. Robobot

    “They also asked to be kept anonymous for fear of retaliation.”

    Yeah! That’s right, and now we are going to fail all you no good closet conservatives! We will eff your faces up with our drunken posts and Truck Nutz tomfoolery! We will even find out the identities of you fucking tattletales and not give a damn because this isn’t middle school! HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES, DEAD MEN?

    (Since the right is notoriously terrible at detecting sarcasm- Fun Fact: That’s a symptom of Altzheimer’s! – I guess I need to add a lame little disclaimer for y’all: Wonkett is what they call a “political humor” website. We make lame “jokes” don’t mean anything and stick them in posts most of us don’t even remember writing by the next morning. It’s what old farts call “good clean fun,” which I hear is all the rage in your compassionate conservative men’s restrooms.)

    We’re on the same page now, right?

  54. sex towel

    [re=202096]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: Unfortunately, we can’t finger W for the USS Cole. That happened on Bubba’s watch.

  55. MFitz

    A sincere thank you entered from
    Campbell-on-cnn with the heartfelt message:
    8pm. Weeknights. CNN.

    Hopefully will be appearing soon. Looks as if they’re screening the names *before* showing them now. Jerks.

  56. Larry McAwful

    We should all meet tonight at the Secret Liberal Hideout to discuss who the closet conservatives are among us, and how to root them out. Whoever they are. I mean, can you believe this?

    By the way, guys, I forget where the Secret Liberal Hideout is. And how the secret knock goes. Care to help a fellow real liberal out?

    Free Mumia!

  57. Borat

    [re=202248]Gimmeabreak[/re]: Does that mean Ken is having a laugh at our expense? He’s setting all this up to make us LIBRULS look bad?

    Well, OK. Keep up the good work, Ken, I’m enjoying the ride.

  58. Robobot

    [re=202339]Enturbulate[/re]: Parody? What? How could I possibly make fun of a Bush commemorative paperweight?

  59. Pizzuti

    OH NOES!

    They weren’t supposed to SAY they got the information from a “closeted conservative.” I’ve been exposed!

  60. Mista Eko

    This gives Richard Clarke’s harrowing line “Your Government FAILed you” an entirely new – and appropriate – meaning.

  61. Kev-O-Tron

    What do you suppose a closeted Republican does for kicks? Sneak away from the commune to watch Hannity at some swanky downtown steakhouse bar?

  62. Gleep!

    This closeted conservative stuff is scary- what if they’re like deep cover sleeper conservatives? or Manchurian Conservatives? I wonder if you can can be so far in the closet that you don’t even know you’re a conservative- but if that was the case I bet everyone around you would see it clear as day…

  63. Gleep!

    [re=202553]zhubajie[/re]: nah you know- Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansburyhow about a game of solitaire?- extreme cold war paranoia? (i never saw the remake so that’s my reference point)

  64. glamourdammerung

    I thank Bush for protecting New Orleans against hurricanes after Katrina because hey, the city has not been destroyed since then.

  65. stopmebeforeitypeagain

    [re=202142]Mustang[/re]: I was sniffing Sterno fumes again, and now I have a flaming closet.

  66. Borat

    Hey, the brainy fast thinking webmaster behind this is actually posting ACTUAL email addresses now, on the site!?

    Hmmm, any good 419 emails that need responding to?

    Where is Nigerian Business Executive when we need him? Well, probably hanging out in Ikoyi or Lekki or something – anyway – if you ever slum it, try to find some guys to sell them gold dust from Benin, etc

  67. Borat

    [re=202662]HipHopOpotamus[/re]: Well, you came up with too fake a name! Blagojevich isn’t a real name, and if you say it fast it probably means something dirty = Ban it

  68. foog

    Once you pull all the goofy names they missed, I think they might be left with 50 signatures. Here are a couple more that I think haven’t been mentioned yet…

    928 Bob Allen
    921 Ana Lynn Sershin
    919 AfghaniAbortionSurvivor
    900 George Merkin
    888 Freda Felcher
    850 Paul Atreides
    750 Dale Gribbel
    635 Joe Ritzenbacher
    597 Stephen Harper

  69. Panderfinder

    it was nice of them to send out a press release sharing their
    secret plot. I wonder if they also program letters backwards
    on their faces and report imaginary assaults
    to the police.

  70. dontquitnow

    For Immediate Release: American Citizens Targeted by Republican “President”

    The Republican Administration has targeted the non political ENTIRE POPULATION OF A COUNTRY who simply wish to be free to do or not do whatever the fuck they want in accordance with the Constitution. On Jan 20, 2000, these Republicans called for the FAILing of an entire country’s way of life. To FAIL a country means to render it ineffective by targeting the integrity of the data and or writing signing statements to hit the country so that the system gets bogged down enough to prevent users from accessing the freedom.

  71. dontquitnow

    If the Wonketteer cared for us AT ALL, the E will be absent from the banner for a few days. Come on, we FAIL entire non-political websites for you, is it really too much to ask? HENNGH?!

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