Maybe Gillard needs this, too… lulz


You know, so all the baddies can be tsk tsked.

As the 2012 presidential campaign heats up, President Obama’s campaign team has set up a new Web site, AttackWatch.com, to challenge negative statements about the president made by Republican presidential candidates and conservatives.

Obama for America national field director Jeremy Bird told ABC News that the site’s goal is to offer “resources to fight back” against attacks. Mostly, that means fact checking statements from the likes of GOP presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Rick Perry and conservative commentator Glenn Beck and offering evidence to the contrary. The site is designed in bold red and black colors, and uses statements like “support the truth” and “fight the smears.”

Or maybe not…

The response to the site has been less than stellar.

On Twitter, where the Web site has an account to help Obama supporters submit evidence of “attacks” on the president using the hashtag #attackwatch, nearly every tweet about the site — mostly from conservatives — has ridiculed it.

PM Gillard, of course, has opted along with her cohort, one world governance proponent, Greens leader Bob Brown, for an entire full-blown enquiry into the “hate media” in order to – let’s face it – further restrict the people’s right to free speech.

Seriously, just how thin-skinned and paranoid can these Leftist control freaks get?

(via Drudge)

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    • Carpe Jugulum
    • September 15th, 2011

    A good move for Lady Jugulum to refuse to deal in the eoro, Greece is going under. The bank Lady judulum works for in Aust has a ‘trading halt’ in the euro with the asian market.

    They are working on a restricted trade model (i have no idea what that means).

    All Lady Jugs says is that greece has to fail or they will just keep spending.

    As far as the PIiGS go they should fail, just to reconcile their debt. They have spent the legacy of their grandchildren and left nothinbg but multi-generational debt.

    • http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jeremywarner/100011929/europes-banks-are-starring-into-the-abyss/

      • BTW, how was my “column” below?

        Unoriginal? Shit writing? Not insightful? Too long, didn’t even bother?

        Something I’m working on…

        Be honest, not nice.

        Nice doesn’t help in the long run.

          • Carpe Jugulum
          • September 15th, 2011

          Quite good, no…… really o_O

          • Hmmm…

            • UPDATE

              Not just necessarily asking CJ…

                • Carpe Jugulum
                • September 15th, 2011

                I actuallly look forward to Fridays, it’s like open thread with music.

                You’re doing OK 🙂

                • Cheers. Wasn’t really planned that way, just ended up being a bit of a round up before letting my 6mm hair down.

                  TBH, the “Chusok” piece was an attempt, a practice, at churning out 1000 words… the standard length of a Bolt column.

                  The 300s, 500s, and even the 700s are kinda easy if one’s been swimming in the media sea, but a ton takes a little more narrative.

                  So yeah, I cheated.

          • The Wizard of WOZ
          • September 16th, 2011

          I liked it. Opinion combined with facts and examples works for me.

          Should probably have been 2 posts as the Chusok section had no tie in with the political stuff.

          I doubt you’ll get published in a major paper with lines such as “Firstly, Bob Brown needs to shut the hell up. Is that dangerous little man hell-bent on removing a free press from Australia’s democracy?”.

          While perfectly accurate and reasonable, it might upset the whinge-huggers.

          Apart from that, good stuff!

          • Thanks, mate. Remember, when it’s “off”, tell me. Itchy fingers.

    • “That’s nowhere near mark to market. In the increasingly likely event of Germany kicking the Greeks out of the eurozone altogether, Greek debt will become close to worthless. Greece is already effectively a cash only economy. Most forms of credit has effectively dried up, the Greek banking system is finished, and capital controls to prevent what little money that remains from leaving the country are surely only a matter of time. European banking must prepare for the worst as far as Greece is concerned.”

    • The Wizard of WOZ
    • September 15th, 2011

    Seriously, just how thin-skinned and paranoid can these Leftist control freaks get?

    Unfortunately I believe we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg here. Every time they get away with something, they come up with a new and even more evil plan.

    • The thing is, none of it’s even new.

      It’s old shit people have tried before, and that has failed miserably to the detriment of human beings.

  1. Hi,
    I think in the back of our minds we all knew this was going to happen or something similar when we knew the greens held the balance of power. But unfortunately it gets worse.

    “THE Gillard government will seek to rein in offensive online behaviour, proposing a new “digital social contract” to underpin Australians’ lives as cyber citizens.”
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/new-digital-contract-to-rein-in-offensive-online-behaviour/story-fn59niix-1226137966591

    • I’d say “unbelievable” but it’s no surprise, actually.

      Seriously, who here is surprised anymore?

      Thanks for the link, too, Mags.

      • Carpe Jugulum
      • September 15th, 2011

      They will take my wireless mouse from my cold dead hand

    • Well, first there’s TOR…

      And then there’s a non-resident in Korea with a server in Texas.

      Maybe Conroy will block my site.

  2. Kinda O/T

    You gotta wonder just how serious Bolt is about free speech.

    I must be insane. Tried again to post an innocuous comment on his blog – recommending TOR to someone worried about government internet censorship, er… its “digital social contract”… and…?

    As usual

    Nope.

    • J.M. Heinrichs
    • September 15th, 2011

    http://www.ivygateblog.com/2011/09/harvard-to-freshmen-sorry-for-shaming-coercing-you/
    … definitely a “best in the world” standard.

    Cheers

    • Ahh, shucks… it’s gone all the way to the top/bottom…

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