September 18, 2008

No government business on private Yahoo email account?

Oops:

This afternoon, in a thread that was later deleted, an individual claiming to be the original poster gave his account of what happened. I’ve attached screencaps. Here’s the text. The original poster used the name “rubico.” The linked email address for the poster was rubico10@yahoo.com.This is what rubico said:

rubico 09/17/08(Wed)12:57:22 No.85782652

Hello, /b/ as many of you might already know, last night sarah palin’s yahoo was “hacked” and caps were posted on /b/, i am the lurker who did it, and i would like to tell the story.

In the past couple days news had come to light about palin using a yahoo mail account, it was in news stories and such, a thread was started full of newfags trying to do something that would not get this off the ground, for the next 2 hours the acct was locked from password recovery presumably from all this bullshit spamming.

after the password recovery was reenabled, it took seriously 45 mins on wikipedia and google to find the info, Birthday? 15 seconds on wikipedia, zip code? well she had always been from wasilla, and it only has 2 zip codes (thanks online postal service!)

the second was somewhat harder, the question was “where did you meet your spouse?” did some research, and apparently she had eloped with mister palin after college, if youll look on some of the screenshits that I took and other fellow anon have so graciously put on photobucket you will see the google search for “palin eloped” or some such in one of the tabs.

I found out later though more research that they met at high school, so I did variations of that, high, high school, eventually hit on “Wasilla high” I promptly changed the password to popcorn and took a cold shower…

>> rubico 09/17/08(Wed)12:58:04 No.85782727

this is all verifiable if some anal /b/tard wants to think Im a troll, and there isn’t any hard proof to the contrary, but anyone who had followed the thread from the beginning to the 404 will know I probably am not, the picture I posted this topic with is the same one as the original thread.

I read though the emails… ALL OF THEM… before I posted, and what I concluded was anticlimactic, there was nothing there, nothing incriminating, nothing that would derail her campaign as I had hoped, all I saw was personal stuff, some clerical stuff from when she was governor…. And pictures of her family

I then started a topic on /b/, peeps asked for pics or gtfo and I obliged, then it started to get big

Earlier it was just some prank to me, I really wanted to get something incriminating which I was sure there would be, just like all of you anon out there that you think there was some missed opportunity of glory, well there WAS NOTHING, I read everything, every little blackberry confirmation… all the pictures, and there was nothing, and it finally set in, THIS internet was serious business, yes I was behind a proxy, only one, if this shit ever got to the FBI I was fucked, I panicked, i still wanted the stuff out there but I didn’t know how to rapidshit all that stuff, so I posted the pass on /b/, and then promptly deleted everything, and unplugged my internet and just sat there in a comatose state

Then the white knight fucker came along, and did it in for everyone, I trusted /b/ with that email password, I had gotten done what I could do well, then passed the torch , all to be let down by the douchebaggery, good job /b/, this is why we cant have nice things

The “white knight fucker” was the /b/tard who thought that going through Sarah Palin’s email wasn’t cool. He logged in, changed the password, and sent an email to a friend of Palin’s warning her and letting her know the new password. Unfortunately, he then posted a screenshot of this email to let the other /b/tards know their fun was over. He failed to blank the password, and they all tried to log in and change the password — which tripped the automated Yahoo! freeze. Since then, the account has been deleted. “Rapidshit” refers to rapidshare.com — i.e., rubico wanted to download the emails, put them into one file, and put that file up on rapidshare for /b/tards and the world at large to download. But he panicked, or didn’t know how to download the emails, and so pawned that task off on Anonymous, which he didn’t realize wasn’t monolithic and in his favor.

Does this mean that gone are the excuses being trotted out by the mainstream press — and those on the left side of the blogosphere — for running with this pilfered private info? “Clerical stuff” justifies this breach of privacy, and yet these are the same fucks who’ve spent years screeching about data mining communication traffic patterns for terrorists with one point outside the US?

The press, and their progressive empaths, have just had lopped off yet another limb, it seems to me. And McCain should scoop that fucker up and run with it.

Pretty soon, they’ll be screaming at Palin, “Get back here and fight! I’ll bite your ankles!”

Pathetic stumps.

(h/t Darleen)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 12:01am
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Comments (143)

  1. Does this mean that gone are the excuses

    heavens, no! they had to be sure I mean, she is pretty stupid. best to get confirmation… or not.

  2. I had my 14 y.o.(versed in this stuff) read just the letter posted by MM, and he told me “what a tard he was to do all this and include his own yahoo email addy (rubXXX)” to which I responded “I thought so too, sounds too easy huh, set up?” He said it sounded about right.

  3. Keep your eyes peeled for the little bugger’s arrest.

    The other blogs are full of the kid’s name and possible parentage. He’s 20, if the above is “real”, name is David C. Kernell, of Memphis TN, an avid chess player. According to a post he wrote in 2003 at age 15, he has a history of childhood depression beginning at age 9 with at least one institutionalization for same.

    There is a 93 district (Shelby Co) Tenessee state senator (D) with that surname, who resides in Memphis, with a son named David, but I haven’t found any smoking gun to link the two despite the coincidence – and a criminal records check turned up nothing, not even a ticket.

    Please erase this post if you feel it is too indiscreet.

  4. to clarify:

    ““I thought so too, sounds too easy huh, set up?” He said it sounded about right.”

    Young man versed in all this meant “sounded about right” that a can4 (what the fuck eve???) would dork the fuck up and include his own email before it was pulled down for bravado purposes.

  5. Comment by SarahW on 9/18 @ 12:19 am #

    Nothing indiscreet to me.

  6. According to a post he wrote in 2003 at age 15

    Oh, please let this little shitstain turn out to be over 18.

    Please.

  7. do the math Spies.

  8. he’s over 18.

  9. “Does this mean that gone are the excuses being trotted out by the mainstream press “

    Nothing has stopped them yet. Their alternate reality is screwed down tight.

    New excuses will be in the offing. I think they take around 5 hours now to fabricate.

  10. I think they take around 5 hours now to fabricate.

    this is how long Obama’s peeps needed to “brainstorm” over the fact they could not deny Obama had fucked with foreign relations, fucking in antithesis to his public statements, but fucking with foreign policy none the less.

  11. I know :-)

  12. do the math Spies.

    Yeah, I can do arithmetic. But it’s not certain that this is the guy, yes?

  13. It’s certain if the /b/ chan post is really from Rubico. That’s who Rubico really is.

  14. And that Rubico didn’t just make the contents of that memo up.

  15. Which doesn’t seem very likely but it is possible.

  16. So all this spit hitting the spam can pan out one of two ways:

    1) The unhinged Left finally wears out its welcome, and they and their ideas are given a big heave-ho by the populace.

    2) The populace is too intimidated by the unhinged Left to give it the heave-ho, so the Left’s lunacy becomes conventional wisdom, see “Bush Lied…” etc.

    I’m not betting the farm on either.

  17. I wrote the Senator and asked for a statement. I’m sure he’s being bombarded with queries, perhaps I will be fortunate enough to get a mass-mailed statement.

  18. Or wake up to find the kid is already in the pokey.

  19. C’mon, a Democrat politician’s kid involved in politically-motivated crimes? That never happens.

  20. If it’s the Senator’s kid, I want to know who he slept with, and what his religious convictions are. WE HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW!

    At the same time, seems kinda like a dumb thing to do, leaving an addy behind. So take it all with a grain of salt for now.

  21. The email break in was the work of just one reckless /b/tard kid who thinks he is smarter than he really is, and who will soon be wiser. B/tards who hopped on the bandwagon seemed to just want a trophy kill and some lulz. The left tried to excuse, no justify and praise the crime as public service. I wish half a dozen would be appalled enough to say “today we are de Rothchilds”.

  22. At the same time, seems kinda like a dumb thing to do, leaving an addy behind.

    Well, so is posting a blow-by-blow account of how you broke Federal law, but it’s pretty clear he did that.

    Bah. Can’t sleep. Some sort of stomach bug that feels like someone’s punched me in the gut and not taken their fist away. But, hey, at least I won’t have to go into work tomorrow!

  23. I want to know who he slept with

    I’m guessing nobody.

    Ever.

  24. Crazy talk.

    All the swimming-in-poon dudes I know say “newfags” and “rapidshit” all the time.

  25. It was stupider than leaving an addy behind. His screen caps showed the proxy log in code.
    Now Ctunnel has enough info to look it up fairly easily. If there was really only the one layer of proxy, he’s well and truly, screwed. For the verrrrry firstt ttiiiime.

  26. …and yet these are the same fucks who’ve spent years screeching about data mining communication traffic patterns for terrorists with one point outside the US?

    …which was the first thing I consciously thought of, I think, after being rather horrified and feeling the need to kill – the second thing being that either these same fucks actually have a lot foolishly “hidden” on their own email accounts which could be incriminating in some respect and, as groupists, think everyone else must, too – making the three fingers project right back to them, as per usual – or else they are just flat-out paranoid about people and life “getting them” as a solid psychotic feature, especially when confronted by a real person such as Palin, which would even become ironically true if Palin had anticipated this kind of move from these deranged infantiles, as she should have, and scrubbed anything from her account which could be intentionally misinterpreted, as is usual, thus setting them up, as per Ts and son’s take. O, the horror of this Rovette!

    I’d plead entrapment by this cunning, known-to-be Hunter and Fox, or maybe “off meds”, at least while awaiting the fabrication of some documents on MS Word, and etc., finally justifying to a jury of my deranged peers the nobility of this humble Proletarian’s search.

  27. here is link to a uk Register article mentioning the ctunnel trail. The screenshot had the Ctunnel URL which should help trace it quickly to the logged IP address of the user.

  28. All the swimming-in-poon dudes I know say “newfags” and “rapidshit” all the time.

    Not so sure. Is Andrew Sullivan still on leave and does anyone know where he is?

  29. The herald of hope and change, in Nevada:

    “I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face,” he said.

     

  30. I want you to argue with them and get in their face,” he said.

    If my experience is any guide, they don’t need any encouragement on this score.

    Also, I don’t think it is helping.

  31. From the Hamsters site:

    Government email issues aside, John McCain probably wasn’t thrilled to learn that Palin and Ivy Frye were exchanging email about “Veep Talking Points” through this insecure Yahoo account on August 31.

    Poor little email account, it was probably totally unprepared for this kind of media attention. I blame McCain/Bush.

  32. Why using email ain’t always such a great idea – Exhibit A.

    Advantage – Maverick.

  33. “get in their face”

    Code words on the left.

  34. Palin and Ivy Frye were exchanging email about “Veep Talking Points” through this insecure Yahoo account on August 31.

    So, of course, that and the pictures of her kids proves that Palin was conducting “official government business” via private email.  As Rather said, it’s “the seriousness of the charge” that’s important.

  35. So, like, posting info on a person you think might have hacked Sister Palin’s email puts you on the high road in the privacy issue?

    Not in my book it doesn’t. Let the Feds figure it out and stay out of his and everyone else’s business would be my advice. Then again I’m no winger so maybe I don’t understand God and the good book well enough.

  36. Thor: “Let the Feds figure it out.”

    Me: Like that will work?

  37. Please do not respond to the thing that looks like a carbosilicate amorph but actually is a pile of crap.

  38. The same feds that are crawling all over William Jefferson for having 90 grand in his freezer? Yeah that will work.

  39. #Comment by rjvtx on 9/18 @ 6:05 am #

    Please ignore the talking pile of horseshit.

    Thank you.

  40. “…hese are the same fucks who’ve spent years screeching about data mining communication traffic patterns for terrorists with one point outside the US?”

    Oi, the irony! She burns!

  41. thor’s book is written in gibberish. Pay no attention.

  42. Feds?! I thought they were all busy checking Rep Rangle out?

    Meh.

    Off to go tell my Brigadier what we have been up to the last week. Ha.

  43. With the selective prosecutions and press outrage that has taken place over the past 6 years I think a serious case can be made for us losing the Cold War.

  44. Off to go tell my Brigadier what we have been up to the last week. Ha.

    Just email him.

  45. #

    Comment by N. O’Brain on 9/18 @ 6:18 am #

    #Comment by rjvtx on 9/18 @ 6:05 am #

    Please ignore the talking pile of horseshit.

    Thank you.

    Please ignore he-boy and his foul smelling gerbils.

    Thanks in advance.


  46. Comment by N. O’Brain on 9/18 @ 6:19 am #

    “…hese are the same fucks who’ve spent years screeching about data mining communication traffic patterns for terrorists with one point outside the US?”

    Oi, the irony! She burns!

    Maybe you’re feeling some residual lemon juice on your fingers. Try washing your hands before working your tender nethers and see if it feels less ironic.

  47. Maybe rubico’s cellmate will call him “Anonymous” if he asks him real purty-like.

  48. B Moe

    and if Frye talked politics with Palin through the AK government email, that would be a violation of policy. So Hamster confirms her fuckwit status (along with her claim when she debated Mona Charon a week ago re: Barry’s voting against the Born Alive bills that THERE IS NO SUCH THING as babies surviving abortion)

  49. “According to an internet security expert located in San Francisco, Gabriel Ramuglia, the Palin email hackers were careless and left a digital trail. That trail leads directly to a server site in Chicago which happens to be the city where all of Obama’s men plot their daily moves. Mr. Ramuglia says that their electronic signature will be easily obtained from the server logs at that site.”

    http://www.rightpundits.com/?p=2079

  50. “Maybe you’re feeling some residual lemon juice on your fingers. Try washing your hands before working your tender nethers and see if it feels less ironic.”

    (chuckle) N’OB regularly eats himself for breakfast. He says he likes the taste of burnt chicken.

  51. Am I the only one who finds SarahW’s combination of geektalk and emotion stimulating?

    Really, I am?

  52. dre

    The hackers were “careless” but Palin was “stupid” to use a Yahoo account for personal correspondence.

    Maybe 3-5 years in fed prison ought to be enough time for the hackers to rethink their motivation to engage in thug machine politics.

    It is unfortunate that Gawker can’t be shut down and its indecent propriator jailed.

  53. SarahW is awesome

    and must be feeling MUCH better!!! kudos, SW!

  54. Am I the only one who finds SarahW’s combination of geektalk and emotion stimulating?

    No.

  55. Leo, you’re like an elementary school at Christmas.

  56. Look, dammit, we have two separate groups here: one of pranksters, and one of vicious fucks. Outrage at the pranksters is giving cover to the vicious fuckheads. This is not to say that the pranksters didn’t behave badly or don’t deserve sanctions, but debating the death penalty for Anonymous is taking your attention away from the people doing the significant damage.

    There are people who just plain enjoy solving puzzles. Some of them do sudoku or crosswords, others work on Fermat’s Last Theorem. Nobody gives a damn what the contents of a crossword puzzle are once it’s solved, and for the most part mathematicians are bored by problems that have already been worked out. When you cross that attitude with computer security, you get /b/. It’s a puzzle. The important thing is solving it. The matters revealed by the solution are significant only in that they represent proof that the puzzle was solved.

    What strikes me about the matter Jeff quoted, above, is that the guy did, in fact, show some trifling evidence of maturity. Not much, from our point of view, but at least two sigma away from the mean of the group he’s a member of. You may imagine that sanctioning this guy would make the point to the others that this behavior is bad. This will not occur, not even if you put this kid in front of a firing squad on live TV. The next time one of them gets inspired to work out a puzzle, that’s all that will enter his head.

    The one who belongs in front of the firing squad because it might accomplish something is the CNN producer who decided to run with it. Wailing about /b/ and Anonymous is doing nothing but covering the real villain’s tracks.

    Regards,
    Ric

  57. Ric

    It is unfortunate that legally, Gawker, CNN, AP, et al, are in the clear. They are immoral fucks for publishing clearly stolen information and continuing to do so, but there is no legal consequences for them.

    Bartnicki v. Vopper

  58. “It is unfortunate that legally,”

    That doesn’t seem to stop you folks. Capitalize on ‘fish hook’ politics. It’s all ya got……………..

  59. Patrick – You are not alone.

  60. STFU MissKKKleo. You are a blubbering imbecile.

  61. What exactly is fish hook politics?

  62. There won’t be any serious jail time. This hack didn’t require any extended expertise nor was their much damage or intent.

    Slap on they wrister!

    Had the person brute forced the account with password software then that’d displayed more intent. To look up and guess her secret question’s answer is, again, why you don’t use free email accounts for content that should be more stringently protected.

  63. This hack didn’t require any extended expertise nor was their much damage or intent.

    Ah, yes. The “my neighbor left his door unlocked/left his keys in the car” defense.

    Good luck with that.

  64. OT: dudes, this seriously needs to be recaptioned.

    Ever noticed how “capslock” and “cockslap” look like each other?

  65. The fellows in question will not be found or arrested. Most likely, they were operating behind “over 9000 proxies.” /b/’s actions have only resulted in one arrest so far, and the guy in question was a dummy. Anon, meanwhile, which you can think of as involving an interlocking directorate with /b/, has successfully fucked with the notoriously litigious Church of Scientology for months now without a single “casualty,” to my knowledge. We’re living in, like, the future, man.

  66. Darleen, I understand that. I even admit that there are strong arguments that that should be the case.

    What I’ve been wondering about for some time is the notion of private action. Suppose somebody sued the FEC to require that the “news” budgets of CNN, CBS, MSNBC, et al be counted as campaign contributions to the Democratic National Committee and/or Obama for President — which they are, pretty much.

    The constant campaigning for “press shield” laws tells me that the MSM’s lawyers think they are, in fact, somehow vulnerable. If it were a simple matter of free speech and free press the First Amendment would make such laws redundant.

    Regards,
    Ric

  67. SBP

    it’s the “ok, it was rape, but like HER SKIRT WAS TOO SHORT” equivocating.

    Immoral twatwaffles, one and all.

  68. She so totally wanted to be hacked. You can just tell.

  69. She gave me that come-hack-me look, once.

  70. …and she was wearing hack-me pumps.

  71. She didn’t say “no.”

  72. “personal stuff, some clerical stuff from when she was governor…. And pictures of her family”

    Hell,thats the same things i have my yahoo acct.

    Except instead of the Gov stuff,i keep a back-up
    of my Half-Life CD key.

    Started using yahoo since 98′,never had any problems with them.

    Tony
    South Haven,MI

  73. “Except instead of the Gov stuff,i keep a back-up
    of my Half-Life CD key.”

    Just get Steam, silly.

  74. Breaking into the private records of a political opponent in order to find some dirt that might be used against them in an election: isn’t that what the Watergate burglars did?

    Nixon, of course, was declared unfit to be president because he didn’t stamp hard enough on his overzealous underlings. And Obama… may profit from the example.

  75. Bush just nationalized AIG Chavez-style and we’re discussing a 20-year old internet truant.

  76. Oh chortle. I get it. Victim blaming jokes. But the joke’s on you. Some people don’t even have email, let alone the fancy schmancy Yahoo!

    Palin probably has DSL, while 98% of the people are still on dial-up!

    Bandwidths are flat.
    Connections are slow.
    And yet Governor Palin sits in her Ice-Princess palace emailing pictures of her children. PICTURES!!
    I was talking to someone at the Waffle House yesterdayeh, and he was telling me about how he was trying to email a picture of his pot-bellyeh pig to someone in a chat room and it took him 4 days!! 4 DAYS!!! And still Palin Yahoos. Unbelievablyeh out of touch.

  77. “we’re discussing a 20-year old internet truant”

    What? Are they gonna talk about Bush/McCain?.

  78. Miss KKKleo is off her meds again.

  79. Yeah,i’v done the steam thing,but its nice to have another back-up,just in case.And i have a bunch of other keys copied,plus a back-up address book.

    Saved my butt,couple of times,for the annual reinstall the OS funfest.

    Tony
    South Haven,MI

  80. “we’re discussing a 20-year old internet truant”

    What? Are they gonna talk about Bush/McCain?.

    Wanh.Wanh.Wanh.waaaaa

  81. Seems the junior high-school “leet hax0rs’ are ON THE JOB, baby!

    Guess what, “rubico”: you’re about to get a serious education.

  82. And Obama’s associations with . . .

    BUT-BUT WHAT ABOUT THE FACT THAT SARAH PALIN ONCE WENT MORE THAN 3,000 MILES BETWEEN OIL CHANGES? HUH? WHAT ABOUT THAT?

  83. “The 25-year-old webmaster and entrepreneur is the operator of Ctunnel.com, the browsing proxy service used by the group that hacked into the vice presidential candidate’s personal email account and exposed its contents to the world. While he has yet to examine his logs, he says there’s a good chance they will lead to those responsible, thanks to some carelessness on their part.

    “Usually, this sort of thing would be hard to track down because it’s Yahoo email, and a lot of people use my service for that,” he told El Reg in a phone interview. “Since they were dumb enough to post a full screenshot that showed most of the [Ctunnel.com] URL, I should be able to find that in my log.””
    http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2008/09/palin-hackerss-traced-to-obamas.html#comments

  84. I bet Obama doesn’t know how to change his oil.

  85. I bet the hacker is really pissed he didn’t get her Sunset Tan account information. That would have really discredited her.

  86. Electric cars don’t need oil changes, Dan.

  87. …and I can’t remember the last time my bike needed an oil change, either.

  88. Looking at this hack-job from the side, a couple of positives jump out at me.

    1. Palin uses email. This ends Barry O’s attack on McCain’s lack of e-bility. Together, McCain/Palin are wired in full.

    2. Yahoo is getting some free advertising out of this. They can toughen their firewalls a bit and launch their new, more secure email service using this public event as a marketing tool.

    3. Cleo still can’t type the words “Fannie,” or “Freddie.” It’s too scary…once a leftard looks over that edge, he usually falls right in. The vertigo short-circuits the brain and they just jump. It’s better not to look, huh? Must focus on McCain, McCain, McCain….

    Stayin’ tuned…

  89. Hacking Palin’s e-mail

    Death threats against Amir Taheri.

    Thugs shouting down Dr. Kurtz and David Freddoso on WGN, using scripted slogans provided by Obam campaign Action Alerts.

    The frenzy of hatred and lunacy that exploded from the Left-wing blogosphere in response to the announcement of Palin’s candidacy (and Tony Snow’s death).

    etc.

    At what point do we have enough of a pattern to infer something about the nature of Obama’s movement, Obamaism? When will we have enough data points to get some media coverage? If a journalist investigating the McCain campaign was receiving death threats would the press mention it?

  90. Electric cars don’t need oil changes, Dan

    I think Dan was talking about his Soul Glo.

    .
    .
    I’ll just wait for you guys in hell

  91. I think that there should be some definite prosecution of Gawker.
    The story, afaict, was about illegal actions, so it’s not as if they didn’t know they were dealing in stolen goods.

    I think, to use the eariler comparison to watergate, it would be similar to doing a story about the burglars, and including in the report, all the information they gained illegally.

  92. Comment by Semanticleo on 9/18 @ 7:17 am #

    Do you speak English?

  93. “#Comment by Mr. Pink on 9/18 @ 7:50 am #

    What exactly is fish hook politics?”

    It’s what seman shoves up his ass when he’s feeling…..anxious.

  94. I am already there, al.

  95. alpuccino just gave me Coming To America flashbacks.

    Eriq Lasalle. That was an absolutely perfect role for him.

  96. Comment by Aldo on 9/18 @ 9:08 am #

    At what point do we have enough of a pattern to infer something about the nature of Obama’s movement, Obamaism?

    Nazi and racial epitaphs spray painted on Obama’s offices in Indiana? Arrests of persons wanting to assassinate Obama?

    At what point do we…..

    Yours it the leading duuuuuuh of the day, Aldo.

  97. That’s just semanticleo’s latest salvo in the cliche wars. I suspect that cliche is his first language.

  98. I am already there, al

    Well, we both got thru Purgatory. How’s that smooth swing?

  99. I think thor means epithets. Obama is still alive, as far as I know.

  100. Why is it every time I start talking about boxin’, some white guy has to bring up Rocky Marciano? He day one.

  101. #Comment by thor on 9/18 @ 9:16 am #

    Please ignore the gormless popinjay.

    Thank you.

  102. My spell checker’s fault! Hacked!

    Sarah still has her pictures of her children, that I’m sure of.

  103. Arrests of persons wanting to assassinate Obama?

    DENVER (AP) ― A group of suspected drug users arrested in Denver this weekend with methamphetamine, guns and bulletproof vests made racist threats against Barack Obama but posed no true danger to the presidential candidate as he accepts the Democratic nomination here this week, federal authorities said Tuesday.
    The three men — all high on methamphetamine when arrested — are the subject of an assassination investigation but so far, authorities say, it appears that they had no capacity to carry out any attack on Obama.
    “The law recognizes a difference between a true threat — one that can be carried out — and the reported racist rantings of a drug addict,” U.S. Attorney Troy Eid said.
    He said the men’s plans were “more aspirational, perhaps, than operational.”
    The three have been charged with drug and weapons offenses but not with threatening to assassinate Obama or with other national-security-related crimes.

  104. “EDITORIAL: The new ‘digital brownshirts’

    Where is Al Gore when you need him? Three years ago, the former vice president blasted “digital brownshirts” who “harass and hector any journalist who is critical of the president.” He meant the mortal threat to the Republic of bloggers and angry Republican e-mailers. But times change, and the digital legions are greater nowadays on Mr. Gore’s side. Thus we don’t hear much fretting at all about the Obama Action Wire, which, unlike the brownshirts of yore, is actually managed by Barack Obama’s campaign to muzzle critical media.

    Here’s how it works. A message goes out over Barack Obama’s Web site with the names, phone numbers and e-mails of editors and producers foolish enough to host Obama critics. With Mr. Obama’s extensive digital following, and his extensive fund-raising and contact lists, shutting up the Democratic nominee’s critics with a fraction of Mr. Obama’s millions of supporters is relatively simple. The digital legions plug phone lines, crash servers and intimidate the advertisers of these media outlets. This must be another instance of the “new” politics that Mr. Obama frequently talks about.”

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/sep/18/the-new-digital-brownshirts/

  105. #

    Comment by N. O’Brain on 9/18 @ 9:19 am #

    #Comment by thor on 9/18 @ 9:16 am #

    Please ignore the gormless popinjay.

    Thank you.

    Please ignore this barn floor dung beetle.

    Thanks in advance.

  106. thor’s right. It probably was wrong to arrest those people. They were only wanting to assassinate. And there you see thor’s parody mask slip a little, because if he were truly an Obama supporter, he would believe in arresting those people after they had done something wrong, not for wanting to do something wrong. I mean, did the guy who wrote the book about assassinating GWB get arrested?

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    I’ll just wait for you guys in Dumbquestionbazhan.

  107. “The three have been charged with drug and weapons offenses but not with threatening to assassinate Obama or with other national-security-related crimes.”

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!@!!!!!!’

    Oh, the gormless popinjay gets his cock caught in the grinder once again.

    I guess that’s why he’s “gormless”.

  108. All your gorms are belong to us.

  109. “The frenzy of hatred and lunacy that exploded from the Left-wing blogosphere in response to the announcement of Palin’s candidacy”

    I love the smell of desperation in the morning……..noon and night.

  110. gormless popinjay

    Nah, I think it’s more of a  Link Hogthrob.

  111. “I love the smell of desperation in the morning…”

    “(Bloomberg) — The Democratic-controlled Congress, acknowledging that it isn’t equipped to lead the way to a solution for the financial crisis and can’t agree on a path to follow, is likely to just get out of the way [..] One reason, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said yesterday, is that “no one knows what to do” at the moment.”

    Desperation indeed.

  112. I love the smell of desperation in the morning……..noon and night.

    not surprising considering the amount of it you self-produce.

  113. “First Pelosi adjourns the House in the middle of an energy supply crisis that hammered the working class with sharp hikes in fuel and food costs. Now both Pelosi and Reid want to adjourn both chambers of Congress rather than deal with the credit crisis that Washington created with its heavy-handed mandates to issue credit to marginally qualified borrowers and lack of oversight over government-guaranteed entities.” (Hot Air)

    Who are these people and why would anyone ever vote for them? But the real story must be in Palin’s uterus somewhere. Or in Kansas? What’s the matter with Kansas anyway?

  114. So, like, posting info on a person you think might have hacked Sister Palin’s email puts you on the high road in the privacy issue?

    Not in my book it doesn’t. Let the Feds figure it out and stay out of his and everyone else’s business would be my advice. Then again I’m no winger so maybe I don’t understand God and the good book well enough.

    Uh, I thought he posted what I reprinted on a web forum.

  115. “What’s the matter with Kansas anyway?”

    It’s smarter than O!bama.

  116. Desperation over what? I really do not care that much who wins this presidential election Who wins this election honestly will probably effect my life very little. When I have kids though they will probably be screwed regardless considering we have Congressmen of both parties willing to continuously screw us all. The only thing I am desperate about is the march of the US toward mediocrity and socialism.

  117. “It’s smarter than O!bama.”

    I guess that’s why his communist mama left. Because of teh wingnuts!

  118. As a Government Contractor the best thing I could do for my kids, in my line of work, would to be having them with an American Indian. Then they would be set.

  119. At the risk of being overly PC, I understand Joe Biden’s latest remarks as to mean that he’d like to take the money from the winners and give that money to the losers.

    Incentives for being a loser. Great.

  120. “Desperation over what? I really do not care that much who wins this presidential election Who wins this election honestly will probably effect my life very little.”

    Desperation over the economy, clearly. The manifest solution to our current spate of problems is drilling. Add 750,000 jobs, add $700 billion to the domestic economy. One party supports this, the other doesn’t.

  121. Henninger hits the big fat target:

    […]You say Sarah Palin doesn’t have enough “experience” to run Washington? Washington is barely fit to be run.

    The problem isn’t standard political corruption. The problem is that the $2.8 trillion federal budget is a vast ocean of Beltway pilot fish feeding off scraps from the whale — lawyers, lobbyists, ex-Members of Congress. No one runs the Sea of Washington. It’s too big, too deep.

    Barack Obama wants to dig a deeper hole. John McCain should ask the American people if they want this to go on, because it’s nonsense to vote for government to do “more” and then whine when it doesn’t work or degrades into sweetheart-deal hell.

    Unfocused “reform” rhetoric from Mr. McCain isn’t enough. The public has been there, heard that. Sen. McCain should talk about what he knows — fat Fannie and Freddie, farm-bill bloat, the ethanol subsidy fiasco, the federal procurement mess. Show people Gov. Palin’s 18 single-spaced pages of 2007 vetoes.[…]

  122. Has Greenwald written the official justification for the hacking yet?

  123. Has Greenwald written the official justification for the hacking yet?

    I think it was mentioned in the previous post comments. something about, “if you’re okay with warrentless wirtaps, this is no worse.”

  124. Please, Please, Please, Please, Please let him be a member of the O! web brown-shirt brigade!

    That would be change we could believe in!

  125. Jesus. Brown-shirt, Henninger, Bloomberg. All the shit I was set to post on today has been covered.

    Looks like I can take the day off. Woot!

  126. Uh, I thought he posted what I reprinted on a web forum.

    But it was a SECRET forum, Jeff! TOP secret! ‘Leet Haxors only!

  127. Just for fun…when I want to impress a Democrat…I make up a story about how I am a victim.

    Just last week, I hung a noose from my dorm-room door, and used it to accuse the college Republicans of figurative rape/lynching (they are the same thing anyway).

    And, last year, I rubbed feces on myself and, with Al Sharpton’s help, got my neighbor Whitey to sweat bullets for a whole week (I used the stunt to get the cops to interrogate him downtown. Score!).

    And, a couple years back (after some whitey jock called me an “asshole” for screwing up an Ultimat frisbee game), I showed my bruised knees to my gullible school counselor and together we decided they looked like I’d been knee-capped Tanya-Harding-style. Tanya’s white, so, I used the event to write an essay about how Whitey “Knee-caps” the coloreds (and the gays and the poor folks) all the time. I got an A+ on it – and stuck it to whitey!

    Dang! It’s easy to play the Democratic game. Truthiness works – you just have to be willing to play a little loose with the facts.

    BTW: Gays ARE for Sharia! I swear.

  128. “What’s the matter with Kansas anyway?”

    It’s smarter than O!bama.

    We did, however, elect Sebelius as our governor.

    She is the first person to administratively deny the permit for a coal-fired electric plant under the specious theory that carbon dioxide is a pollutant.

    She politicized the Greensburg tornado, claiming that KSNG assets deployed in Teh Iraq would adversely affect our ability to respond to the disaster, despite the fact that the commander said there were more than enough troops and equipment to carry out the mission.

    And she has pre-emptively accused millions of US American voters, almost certainly including a majority of her own state, of racism.

    I think she’s what’s wrong with Kansas.

  129. under the specious theory that carbon dioxide is a pollutant

    I guess her definition of pollutant is quite broad. Does she want every human to have some kind of environmental impact report tattooed on his or her ass?

    Yes, probably.

  130. Uh, I thought he posted what I reprinted on a web forum.

    Whew. That’s a relief. If he had hidden that information deep within a PRESS RELEASE, you’d be just as evil as MALKIN!!!! Word to JohnnyRussia, yo.

  131. There won’t be any serious jail time. This hack didn’t require any extended expertise nor was their much damage or intent.

    Bullshit. Your talking out of your shithole again.

  132. She politicized the Greensburg tornado, claiming that KSNG assets deployed in Teh Iraq would adversely affect our ability to respond to the disaster

    well, according to O! you had 10,000 dead people. That would be hard to deal with.

  133. something about, “if you’re okay with warrentless wirtaps, this is no worse.”

    Apparently, consistency IS just for breakfast, anymore.

  134. Off the top of my head, I’d say the resetting of the password constitutes fraud (of Yahoo), breaking and entering (electronic) and grand theft.

    Call it 5-10 in the pen.

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  137. The crime here is an actual violation of the law Lori Drew is charged with.

  138. I’m not sure how much you can trust this account, but your headline says “No government business on private Yahoo email account?” and then your bold includes “some clerical stuff from when she was governor.” Which would mean there was govt business there.

    Clearly a criminal violation to access it this way though. This is as far from proper procedure as you can get.

  139. Which would mean there was govt business there.

    well, so long as you’re relying on the word of a hacker. sure. also, um, the question mark in the title kinda makes it, um, questionable.

  140. under the specious theory that carbon dioxide is a pollutant

    Certainly specious, but unfortunately she is not the only person who <a href=”http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/04/02/america/NA-GEN-US-Greenhouse-Gases.php”fell for it…

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