GETTING A HANG OF THE INTERNET!  10:28 am December 15, 2009

Let’s All Play The Latest Backfirey Choose Your Own Adventure Game From GOP.com!

by Juli Weiner


Hey look, firesale on conservative Internet cachet, courtesy of #1 URL GOP.com! That is correct, sirs, now that troublesome “long URL” will be troublesome no more. Seriously: “Wonkette.com”? What is this, Perl? Come, play along with your http://gop.am/BmKs Editor!

Whee:

Ok check this one out:

That’s fine. But let’s say what if we were to bring in Mo Money, as it were:

Bling bling, baby!

Oh but DO HURRY all the best ones are going quickly!!

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superdave December 15, 2009 at 10:33 am

http://gop.am/F2hc

TRUCKNUTZZZZ!!!!!!!

El Pinche December 15, 2009 at 10:38 am

http://gop.am/1emm

Poochie pants for Lieberman!!

memzilla December 15, 2009 at 10:38 am

gop.am says: “GOP.am will be back on line soon!”

GOP.am Server FAIL. Wonkette WIN!

Hmmm, according to publicly available information, the website’s physical location is MMMPH… URK… GACK…

hoosiermama December 15, 2009 at 10:39 am

ZOMG that was so scary when I clicked on the linky-bitty url. Halloween was two months ago, can’t the GOP.com get anything right?

hoosiermama December 15, 2009 at 10:39 am

What up? Also.

bitchincamaro December 15, 2009 at 10:40 am

“245 happy GOP.AM URLs and counting.” Wha? This is the product of some seriously delusional maggot-brained closet genius.

hoosiermama December 15, 2009 at 10:40 am

oops, sorry, that’s GOP.am not GOP.com

WHAT UP!?

gurukalehuru December 15, 2009 at 10:41 am

Republicans make me want to url.

bitchincamaro December 15, 2009 at 10:42 am

[re=478431]El Pinche[/re]: Ha!

charlesdegoal December 15, 2009 at 10:42 am

Yeah. GO PAM. GO PAM! PAM! PAM! BANG BANG! Vous êtes morts, bande de crétins.

Carrie_Okie December 15, 2009 at 10:44 am

You mean librtards!
“GOP.am will be back on line soon!”
Crashed it. hahaha. Assbags.

Joshua Norton December 15, 2009 at 10:46 am

So you could give, say, “Mistress Eva – Dominatrix Extraordinaire”, or “Wet Suits R Us” websites a GOP.com heading. Did they really think this through? At all?

Nah. They still think them computin’ machines are mostly on space ships so no one really uses them.

not bruce wayne December 15, 2009 at 10:47 am
depraved indifference engine December 15, 2009 at 10:50 am

I got one!

http://gop.am/Ed0i

hoosiermama December 15, 2009 at 10:50 am

[re=478448]not bruce wayne[/re]: LOL! Yay for diversity!

Cuthbert J Twillie December 15, 2009 at 10:50 am

Why is the GOP using the country code for Armenia? Does Turkey know about this?

memzilla December 15, 2009 at 10:52 am

Without incurring the wrath of Wonkette’s attorneys, it can be safely said that the .am suffix on the domain name indicates that this website is registered to the country of Armenia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.am

WHY DOES THE GOP HATE AMERICA????

proudgrampa December 15, 2009 at 10:54 am

Jebus. The consequences were so obvious. The GOP must have a mole in their IT department who thinks up stuff like this.

Right on!

Darkness December 15, 2009 at 10:57 am

[re=478451]Cuthbert J Twillie[/re]: I think the .am is excellent branding for the GOP. It speaks of the traditional values of obsolete technology and ideas like the olds had all the way back when we were just kiddies. I think this dovetails nicely with their entire organizational culture.

HipHopOpotamus December 15, 2009 at 10:58 am
freakishlystrong December 15, 2009 at 11:01 am

They will be on to this soon. Or not, they’re Republicans.

Prommie December 15, 2009 at 11:02 am

I am an old, and my understanding of the computers and internet tubes is basically on a level where this thing is just a magical typewriter to me.

But I sense that the GOP website somehow has done something foolish, opened a door through which you technical types could march, and by doing so, simultaneously mock them and screw with their magical typewriters, and for this, I applaud you.

mumblyjoe December 15, 2009 at 11:04 am

Honestly, none of you are thinking about this boldly enough: THIS is how it’s done.

ForTheTurnstiles December 15, 2009 at 11:04 am
Lascauxcaveman December 15, 2009 at 11:07 am

[re=478453]memzilla[/re]: I’m pretty sure the GOPers thought that the .am extension was for websites that you check in the morning, y’know, with your coffee and toast.

Start the morning right, with your GOP.

ForTheTurnstiles December 15, 2009 at 11:07 am

or more to the point

http://gop.am/XSNy

Darkness December 15, 2009 at 11:08 am

[re=478468]freakishlystrong[/re]: Odd it was down early this morning. Thought they WERE onto it. Maybe the server just crashed. La la la, we’re so popular! Let’s just reboot this thing! Ah hahahahaha…

ForTheTurnstiles December 15, 2009 at 11:11 am

Which reminds me: has everyone forgotten about ye olde gipperslist? They went full retard, and I’d like to remind the world they did…

http://www.gipperslist.com/

Carrie_Okie December 15, 2009 at 11:12 am

GOP.am link to Bold Progressives PETITION TO FIST Lieberman.
http://gop.am/aSnh
Win?

nbawriter December 15, 2009 at 11:13 am

SOCIALISTS!!!1! http://gop.am/gXfH

J. Robert Oppenheiner December 15, 2009 at 11:14 am

Iran, Iraq, America, Armenia. Close enough if you’re a Republican!

ThillyWabbit December 15, 2009 at 11:16 am

Say it ain’t so, Joe! http://gop.am/FTjm

Darkness December 15, 2009 at 11:17 am

[re=478469]Prommie[/re]: As someone who has programmed shit on the internet since forever, I can assure you that it IS merely a magical typewriter. The technology is less far an issue than the social systems putting it to use and evolving around the new possibilities that technology opens up. That’s the really sad thing about this for the GOP. What they fail to grasp is not (just) the technology, but people and how they communicate and organize. I mean, maybe it’s a stretch to expect that of a political party who wants to assure us they have a modicum of skill at governance. It would be laugh-your-ass-off-able if people never elected these poser yahoos, but frighteningly enough, they inevitably do.

Prommie December 15, 2009 at 11:20 am

[re=478482]ForTheTurnstiles[/re]: Haha, epic fail!

freppish December 15, 2009 at 11:20 am

http://gop.am/ngxD
fuck the south, now supported by the GOP

also heres hoping on of the Chans starts spamming this with porn sites. I would but i’m in class right now.

Prommie December 15, 2009 at 11:22 am

[re=478482]ForTheTurnstiles[/re]: Ha ha! That is Epic Fail!

Marlowe December 15, 2009 at 11:27 am

Real news,
not Faux:

http://gop.am/ST1E

betterDeadThanRed December 15, 2009 at 11:27 am

I am afraid to click on any of these URLs at work.

eekahil December 15, 2009 at 11:28 am

ZOMGWTF!!1111

Looka the TOU:

<>

I guess that means drugs is bad, pron is ok?

comicbookguy December 15, 2009 at 11:29 am

I love how you can click on the wonkette gop link, and inside that click on the socialist gop link, and get twice the gop headers and footers! It’s GOP GOP Socialist GOP GOP

J. Robert Oppenheiner December 15, 2009 at 11:29 am

From the TOS: Terms of Use:
GOP.AM was created as a free service to make posting long URLs easier. If you use it for spamming, illegal purposes or to promote lude content, your GOP.AM URL will be disabled. This service is provided without warranty of any kind.

Lude content?

Gunner December 15, 2009 at 11:30 am

Does anyone have access to the Vast Wingnut Email Forwarding Network? If so, I recommend authoring an email “exposing” the world to the GOP’s real values, as shown by their unholy “portal” to all manner of horrors:

http://gop.am/gXfH
http://gop.am/aSnh
http://gop.am/XSNy
http://gop.am/5eu2
http://gop.am/2QhU
http://gop.am/Ed0i

and my own contribution:
http://gop.am/DcIN

These are all official GOP websites, which proves that they approve of everything in the sites listed. If someone does manage to send this to the base, make sure to embed a lot of pictures and different font sizes and colors so that it appears authentic.

S.Luggo December 15, 2009 at 11:33 am

“Terms of Use: GOP.AM was created as a free service to make posting long URLs easier. If you use it … to promote lude content, your GOP.AM URL will be disabled.”

Say What?

Darkness December 15, 2009 at 11:34 am

[re=478519]J. Robert Oppenheiner[/re]: You’re not allowed to frame people playing mediaeval instruments since that . . . oh, that’s lute, nevermind.

canadasteve December 15, 2009 at 11:35 am

This is obviously Ted Stevens getting back at everyone for mocking him about the ‘internet is a series of tubes’ thing.

drewonline December 15, 2009 at 11:38 am

[re=478519]J. Robert Oppenheiner[/re]: You beat me to it – isn’t Wonkette by definition “lude” content. Or is this some sort of Supreme Court test about community standards – by liberal blog standards, Wonkette is pretty tame, ok, maybe not.

Gopherit December 15, 2009 at 11:39 am

[re=478519]J. Robert Oppenheiner[/re]: Yeah, like if it will put you to sleep. now lewd, content….

betterDeadThanRed December 15, 2009 at 11:39 am

[re=478519]J. Robert Oppenheiner[/re]: [re=478525]S.Luggo[/re]: They KNEW this would happen. But with that stern warning of course no one on the Internet would ever use their site for porn URLs. Oh Goodness no!

I wonder what would happen to their traffic if all of the people like us stopped messing with their site.

Gopherit December 15, 2009 at 11:41 am

NSFW, but I like mine:http://gop.am/P4kp

Gopherit December 15, 2009 at 11:44 am
mumblyjoe December 15, 2009 at 11:44 am

[re=478525]S.Luggo[/re]: [re=478519]J. Robert Oppenheiner[/re]: Either GOP.am is run by a bunch of Japanese-armenian people and they meant rude, or they’re obsessively concerned about the possibility of ppl using GOP.am to promote qualudes. Because the War on Drugs, and honestly, because it’s more fun to be rude with it, let’s assume the latter.

queeraselvis v 2.0 December 15, 2009 at 11:45 am

If you use it for spamming, illegal purposes or to promote lude content

HAHAHAHAHA. GOP spellcheck FAIL, yet again!

Clever_Sobriquet December 15, 2009 at 11:47 am

Did someone say ludes?

J. Robert Oppenheiner December 15, 2009 at 11:54 am

And who is this Political Media Inc. that came up with this? Well, the link on the page doesn’t work (!) but here are the main movers:
http://politicalmedia.com/management.php

AND HERE IS YOUR ARMENIAN / DJ CONNECTION….

Daniel Stepanian-Bennett
Project Manager

Originally from Rochester, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit in southeast Michigan, Dan attended Oakland University in his hometown of Rochester. He graduated in the spring of 2007, receiving departmental honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the School of Business Administration and a minor in Political Science, while also studying Pre-Law and Communications with a focus in American Sign Language.

During his second year in college he started his own disc jockey company called “DJ ESBY Music & Entertainment,” a self-funded venture where he served as the businesses as sole proprietor. He interned with the Detroit Tigers during the 2005 season; the same year the Major League Baseball All Star Game was played in Detroit.

After graduation in June 2007, he spent a short time at BBK, Ltd, a turnaround management firm in Southfield Michigan as Marketing Assistant.

In September 2007, Dan moved to Washington DC as part of the Capital Gateway Program with the Armenian National Committee of America. As a Capital Gateway Fellow, Dan helped advance the agenda of the Armenian-American community through meetings with legislative staffers and Members of Congress. He later found a position at nationally renowned political advertising company Stevens, Reed, Curcio & Potholm serving as Media Associate until June 2008.

tootsieroll December 15, 2009 at 11:56 am

[re=478515]betterDeadThanRed[/re]: Be very afraid.

tootsieroll December 15, 2009 at 11:58 am

[re=478545]queeraselvis v 2.0[/re]: Well you know, education is for elitists! Not real ‘merkans!

Seed Picker December 15, 2009 at 11:59 am

http://gop.am/hMzj

Narwhals!

JadedDIssonance December 15, 2009 at 11:59 am

This one was fun http://gop.am/0ihu Short and to the point.

Seed Picker December 15, 2009 at 12:05 pm
Gopherit December 15, 2009 at 12:11 pm

[re=478562]JadedDIssonance[/re]: This seemed like a natural, too: http://gop.am/N4k0

facehead December 15, 2009 at 12:11 pm

NSFW, but w/e

http://gop.am/P4kp

DangerousLiberal December 15, 2009 at 12:13 pm

“GOP.am is a property of Political Media, Inc. The Republican National Committee is not responsible for any content generated by GOP.am.”

Yeah, like a GOPer covered in Siemens. Or Ms. McCain’s ta tas.

noodleman December 15, 2009 at 12:15 pm

[re=478453]memzilla[/re]: How much would you want to bet that some GOP IT whiz thinks .am stands for .america?

lol

Mahousu December 15, 2009 at 12:21 pm

[re=478453]memzilla[/re]: According to that Wikipedia article, “For religious reasons, Armenian law prohibits its domain names from being used for obscene sites.” I think maybe I’ll report gop.am to AMNIC.

eekahil December 15, 2009 at 12:23 pm
Autochthon December 15, 2009 at 12:24 pm

[re=478561]Seed Picker[/re]: Aw, man, NARWHALS!!!

imissopus December 15, 2009 at 12:26 pm

I read it as “lube” content, which also makes sense when discussing the GOP.

Thank you Wonkette for this morning. Many many laughs have been had, much coffee has been spit onto my monitor, and so on.

eekahil December 15, 2009 at 12:27 pm
KilgoreTrout_XL December 15, 2009 at 12:39 pm

http://gop.am/IHGM

GOP Rear gear, because real americans don’t want to see that shit on their pets’ poopholes.

Prommie December 15, 2009 at 12:44 pm

They really have to re-examine this idea that cronyism is the best way to pick their contractors.

thehelveticascenario December 15, 2009 at 12:45 pm

An old “classic”:
http://gop.am/AHRd

binarian December 15, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Pundit Kitchen

http://gop.am/Xuwb

binarian December 15, 2009 at 12:58 pm

[re=478519]J. Robert Oppenheiner[/re]: God, how stupid and inefficient are these people? You NEVER post anything live without rigorous testing lest ye look stupid….like these idiots.

Oh and apparently there are “606 happy GOP.AM URLs and counting.”

hoosiermama December 15, 2009 at 1:07 pm

[re=478626]binarian[/re]: 60 more to go…

sezme December 15, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Together at last

http://gop.am/Qdan

willdude December 15, 2009 at 1:23 pm

OH MY GOD! THEY’RE HAVING A FIRE… sale.

Darkness December 15, 2009 at 1:25 pm

[re=478599]Prommie[/re]: They need to not assassinate their contractors. That would be a good start.

Extemporanus December 15, 2009 at 1:52 pm

[re=478482]ForTheTurnstiles[/re]: I will never forget GipperSlüt.

[re=478555]J. Robert Oppenheiner[/re]: Nice P.I. work, Magnum!

Extemporanus December 15, 2009 at 2:09 pm

[re=478576]imissopus[/re]: Thankfully, lube content isn’t prohibited.

Jim89048 December 15, 2009 at 2:19 pm

http://gop.am/itnA
skoalrebel ftw!

frailamerica December 15, 2009 at 3:46 pm
the problem child December 15, 2009 at 5:05 pm

http://gop.am/K4qS May need lube.

Crankenstank December 15, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Why is the GOP using a FOREIGN dominion???!? .am is…ARMENIA. I sense a plot.

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