NOT BLING BLING AT ALL  12:38 pm December 15, 2009

You Can Set Your Watch To GOP.com Dismantling New GOP.com Features

by Juli Weiner


Every single thing on the RNC’s newish web site is eventually removed, in shame, 12-24 hours after it is introduced, so it is sad but unsurprising that GOP.am—that’s GOP.com’s fashionable “conservative URL” handle—has been incinerated, kind of.

Balloon Juice is reporting that “the Republican party took down its innovative link shortening tool Tuesday after pranksters had a field day using the tool to associate the GOP with bondage sites.” OMG Tragic.com you guys!! Anyway, the thing still works for “Wonkette” and some other bondage sites your editor just played around with, so, gather ye rosebuds.

[Balloon Juice]

 
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Carrie_Okie December 15, 2009 at 12:42 pm

haha, apparently they still stand with the Bold Progressive’s site against Vinegar Joe.
http://gop.am/aSnh

MMS December 15, 2009 at 12:44 pm
memzilla December 15, 2009 at 12:44 pm

A big win for us Armenian Wonkett Linkstormers!

chascates December 15, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Join our GOP. Adultery and hypocrisy. Greed and ignorance.

AKAM80TheWolf December 15, 2009 at 12:47 pm

I’m wondering if it would be wrong to make one linking to a site in Turkey denying the Armenian genocide …. only wondering.

El Pinche December 15, 2009 at 12:47 pm

The GOP never needs lube.

bigblueboo December 15, 2009 at 12:47 pm

This is now my preferred way to browse my The Wonkette. http://i.imgur.com/z7gEW.png

Try it yourself! http://gop.am/VbbR

Prommie December 15, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Watching the GOP struggle with the intertubes reminds me of the time I bought my Westie a Gameboy for her birthday. She couldn’t even figure out how to turn it on. Eeventually, after trying to chew it, she peed on it and walked away.

ForTheTurnstiles December 15, 2009 at 12:48 pm

America Loves a Super Tuber

http://gop.am/aQxt

bigblueboo December 15, 2009 at 12:48 pm

This is now my preferred way to browse my The Wonkette. http://i.imgur.com/z7gEW.png

Try it yourself: http://gop.am/VbbR

AggieDemocrat December 15, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Wait, it took pranksters to associate the GOP with bondage sites? Where the fuck has Wired been for the last five years?

Locked up in Michael Steele’s dungeon, perhaps.

comicbookguy December 15, 2009 at 12:51 pm

go figure. The party that wants to take us back to the 1950s is having trouble with this modern computer thing.

SayItWithWookies December 15, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Hell, it still seems to work:
http://gop.am/iJgz

hoosiermama December 15, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Oh God, no! Don’t take away the GOP.am Trucknutz site!

CrunchyKnee December 15, 2009 at 12:53 pm

My favorite – http://gop.am/W4a4.

hoosiermama December 15, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Balloon Juice also famously forgot to put “merry” in front of “pranksters.” Ho, ho, ho.

ph7 December 15, 2009 at 12:56 pm

NAMBLA, of course: http://gop.am/ccfo

Tundra Grifter December 15, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Truely, we live in an age of miracles. Those Internets sure can be confusing for The Olds. Also.

charlesdegoal December 15, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Do they actually need a shortening tool or are their members already sufficiently short?

joezoo December 15, 2009 at 1:02 pm

What does the .am stand for? http://gop.am/xbLN

Gopherit December 15, 2009 at 1:03 pm
memzilla December 15, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Submission to Urban Dictionary is now under review:

linkstorm

1. Putting a link on one website which drives commenters to another website, thus crashing or downing the target website’s server. Similiar to a Denial of Service attack, but done by humans driven by revenge, anger, comedy, greed, etc.

2. Bombarding the gop.am link-shortening service with links for BDS&M and other inappropriate sites, to the point where they have to close their service.

example:
Wonkette linkstormers bombarded gop.am with so many links to pedobear.org and republicanssuck.com that their servers crashed.

by memzilla on Dec 15, 2009

tags: gop.am, dos, crash, server, link-shortening, bds&m, linkstormer, wonkette

Gopherit December 15, 2009 at 1:07 pm

One for Grassley: http://gop.am/VHa7

memzilla December 15, 2009 at 1:08 pm

[re=478633]joezoo[/re]: Top Level Domain Country Code for Armenia.

comicbookguy December 15, 2009 at 1:11 pm

They’re still using .am? Haven’t they heard about .8track yet?

Also, redstaters are easily impressed:

http://www.redstate.com/biggator5/2009/12/15/gopam-making-long-urls-conservative/

Wow.

joezoo December 15, 2009 at 1:12 pm

[re=478641]memzilla[/re]: No, see, the joke was… Oh, never mind.

Gopherit December 15, 2009 at 1:14 pm

[re=478646]comicbookguy[/re]: That’s why we can’t ever have anything nice!

V572625694 December 15, 2009 at 1:16 pm

[re=478621]CrunchyKnee[/re]: Very nice! Lincoln holding a string of intestines, or possibly fresh blütwurst, is particularly poignant.

memzilla December 15, 2009 at 1:20 pm

[re=478651]joezoo[/re]: Sorry, was in too geekified a mindset. Joezoo, +1.

Creative Nickname December 15, 2009 at 1:24 pm

http://gop.am/qVZ9 Click it!

yargisbargis December 15, 2009 at 1:29 pm

[re=478688]Creative Nickname[/re]: Jee, you’d think the French have enough trouble with their damn dog poop….

Larry McAwful December 15, 2009 at 1:30 pm

[re=478633]joezoo[/re]: Well, it’s morning in America, isn’t it?

SouthernDem December 15, 2009 at 1:35 pm

FM is for hippies.

JohnnyMeatworth December 15, 2009 at 1:35 pm

“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.”

so yeah, no ‘ludes. Cocaine and Xanax ONLY.

wtflock December 15, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Just another thought…

http://gop.am/1H9B

yargisbargis December 15, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Couldn’t resist.
http://gop.am/rIGj

JadedDIssonance December 15, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Glad to see the GOP still endorses Saddlebacking http://gop.am/0ihu

FreshCliches December 15, 2009 at 2:10 pm

I loves me the self-referential shizzle.

http://gop.am/21YN

iburl December 15, 2009 at 2:14 pm

I got it to work:

Republicans for Rape:
http://gop.am/uHRu

This rulez!

NotthatLC December 15, 2009 at 2:21 pm

What’s hilarious is that the jackasses never even saw it coming. So to speak.
More, please!

wtflock December 15, 2009 at 2:24 pm

allright then…

http://gop.am/AuqG

twoeightnine December 15, 2009 at 2:29 pm

[re=478646]comicbookguy[/re]: It even gives you stats!

Can’t count on Redtaters to count for themselves.

superdave December 15, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Congratulations Wonketteers! I’m pretty sure we WON THE MORNING!

Jim89048 December 15, 2009 at 2:57 pm
answerbird December 15, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Truth in advertising:

http://gop.am/INu4

GOP staff meeting:

http://gop.am/4XE9

President Beeblebrox December 15, 2009 at 4:05 pm

[re=478646]comicbookguy[/re]: -1 googleplex points to the RedState commenter for using “props” in a sentence also containing the words “Michael” and “Steele”.

Needs moar BDSM linkstorming.

Here, this ought to appeal to many of them:

http://gop.am/n0eD

…make the fuckers review EVERY SINGLE LINK that comes in.

policonoclast December 15, 2009 at 4:32 pm

It’s obvious, but necessary:

http://gop.am/IFs4

Biden Time December 15, 2009 at 5:36 pm

I love you all.

the problem child December 15, 2009 at 5:50 pm

http://gop.am/K4qS Why not post this again?

comicbookguy December 15, 2009 at 7:15 pm

[re=478802]twoeightnine[/re]: Apparently conservative stats means subtracting one number from another. Otherwise, how would the redtards know? How? would? they? know?!1!

EzekialMacute December 15, 2009 at 8:01 pm

I’m kind of partial to http://gop.am/9vkK

Kotter December 16, 2009 at 3:22 am

It’s not dirty, but http://gop.am/er3K is still fun.

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