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


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

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

  • MMS
  • memzilla

    A big win for us Armenian Wonkett Linkstormers!

  • chascates

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

  • AKAM80TheWolf

    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

    The GOP never needs lube.

  • bigblueboo

    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

    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

    America Loves a Super Tuber

    http://gop.am/aQxt

  • bigblueboo

    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

    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

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

  • SayItWithWookies

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

  • hoosiermama

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

  • CrunchyKnee

    My favorite – http://gop.am/W4a4.

  • hoosiermama

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

  • ph7

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

  • Tundra Grifter

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

  • charlesdegoal

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

  • joezoo

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

  • Gopherit
  • memzilla

    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

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

  • memzilla

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

  • comicbookguy

    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

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

  • Gopherit

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

  • V572625694

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

  • memzilla

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

  • Creative Nickname
  • yargisbargis

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

  • Larry McAwful

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

  • SouthernDem

    FM is for hippies.

  • JohnnyMeatworth

    “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

    Just another thought…

    http://gop.am/1H9B

  • yargisbargis

    Couldn’t resist.
    http://gop.am/rIGj

  • JadedDIssonance

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

  • FreshCliches

    I loves me the self-referential shizzle.

    http://gop.am/21YN

  • iburl

    I got it to work:

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

    This rulez!

  • NotthatLC

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

  • wtflock

    allright then…

    http://gop.am/AuqG

  • twoeightnine

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

    Can’t count on Redtaters to count for themselves.

  • superdave

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

  • Jim89048
  • answerbird

    Truth in advertising:

    http://gop.am/INu4

    GOP staff meeting:

    http://gop.am/4XE9

  • President Beeblebrox

    [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

    It’s obvious, but necessary:

    http://gop.am/IFs4

  • Biden Time

    I love you all.

  • the problem child

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

  • comicbookguy

    [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

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

  • Kotter

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