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Why would anybody auto-detect IP Addresses…

Since I was asked this by somebody very recently who actually took the time to read something and to write out his answers to it, well, a Republibot using two IP addresses, wrote essentially the same “answer” to two posts with which Right Wing Nut Cases and their Corporate Sponsors wiould disagree..
Barbie (IP: 67.192.52.186)
And I thought I was the seibnsle one. Thanks for setting me straight.
Shirl (IP: 195.58.166.8)
And I thought I was the sseinlbe one. Thanks for setting me straight.
uummmm… babe, were you going for “senile” or “sensible” or something completely different?
Do they not teach spelling at your school? Maybe a home-school situation?
261,881 unique entries reported 6,470,343 times
That statistic from spamlist.com
Thats an average of 24,765.8790193 postings from each of the IP addresses reported.
given that whoever released these bots from 2 different IP addresses would have to have read 50,000 posts in order to make the average, And I Don’t Really Believe That For An Instant, I just have the impression that somehow you got your bot programmed for any catchphrases hostile to TeaBags, Minutemen, Ayn Rand Zombies and anybody else affiliated with the Right Wing Lunatic Fringe.
Shameful that you would do that, you know, sort of gives a perspective of your “movement”, you don’t actually have enough Real People to do the task of reading what your opponents think or say. Pitiful, really.

Bruce Vincent loves George is so 2004

Bruce Vincent receives a Preserve America Award in May 2004The Vincent email has come around again, like flu season, hoping to cast Stutterin’ George Dubya in a pious light. Though it reads like Reader’s Digest bad fiction, even urban myth, the author is authentic, the event is factual, but of course a private moment with George cannot be corroborated. Who knows, the devotional lingo may be the story Vincent had to tell his wife, to cover for a Jeff Guckert/Gannon blue dress affair, if we’ve learned anything about Republicans.

What utter tripe. We’ve all of us looked into Dubya’s eyes enough to know there’s no there there, nothing but air. What reason is there these days to be circulating such a fawning pre-election 2004 profile of Bush? I think folk are trying to rationalize their support of their previous election year candidate. History has already sized up George Bush. I doubt even Bush’s biographer will argue that this president is not the alcoholic, half-wit tool of thieving, war profiteering, war criminals.

About any notion of Bush’s depth or spirituality, I have to point to the interview he gave his friend and fellow reprobate Tucker Carlson for Talk Magazine in 1999 (now reprinted in the National Review) where he made fun of condemned killer Karla Faye Tucker. Declining to offer clemency to the reformed Tucker, Bush mocked her supposed plea by mimicking her voice and pursing his lips: “Please don’t kill me!”

The You Make My Day Award chain letter

You Make My Day AwardSo begins each post: “My friend so-and-so surprised me with a You Make My Day Award. Thank you! (You should really check out their wonderful blog!) I’m to post this with the following proviso,” etc, etc.

Nothing wrong with a little guerrilla marketing, in this case lighting a back fire up the social network where blogroll links and reciprocal courtesy comments were just not keeping everyone’s interest. Internet blogging has set into motion a real-time one hundred monkeys experiment, but of course someone has to address the task of monitoring the output. We won’t know if even a blogosphere of monkeys typing away can produce Shakespeare unless somebody is diligently evaluating the gibberish.

It didn’t take long tracing the roots of the You-Make-My-Day-Award givers to find someone who explained the rules as: “You have to pass this on to ten people” etc. And there it is. The YMMDA is a chain letter. And like so many viral emails, its driving force is a smile over coffee, pass it on.

Chain emails, whether they promise warm and fuzzies or anticipation that Bill Gates will personally pay you a quarter of a million dollars, are disseminated to chart social networks, yours. They plot connections between people, particularly the veracity of those connections measured by the speed and frequency with which you give your friends priority. Such information is valuable to anyone wanting a bead on you. Use your imagination.

So the You-Make-My-Day-Award is netting bloggers, internet users who may have moved on from circulating those clever email chain letters. I’m perhaps most disappointed that people using their blogs as creative outlets, can’t be creative enough to praise each other on their own initiative. They have to borrow a concept, a graphic and a blurb, and admonish each other to keep it up. These monkeys are getting tired.