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Initech's Journal
December 24, 2022

Another day, another right winger gets caught doing something shitty.

https://twitter.com/hemantmehta/status/1606362642716688408

One day hopefully all of these self righteous assholes will get caught.
December 23, 2022

Happy Festivus everybody!!!

May all your grievances be aired and your feats of strength be memorable!



December 18, 2022

AM Fest is a stochastic terrorism palooza.

https://twitter.com/RonFilipkowski/status/1604603397759553542

https://twitter.com/RonFilipkowski/status/1604595922943578114

https://twitter.com/RonFilipkowski/status/1604564523184267265

Holy shit! This is the kind of hate speech that leads to violence, terrorism and genocide. Also too pretty sure a lot of the people at this shit show shouldn't be allowed within 500 feet of schools or playgrounds.
December 16, 2022

Company That Makes Trump Digital Trading Cards Run Out Of UPS Store In Utah Strip Mall

Over the last 24 hours, fans of ex-President Donald Trump have sat huddled in their chairs, waiting with bated breath for a supposed announcement the once tweeter-in-chief promised would blow their socks off. He posted a video to his Truth Social page showing an image of him in a kind of superhero garb, sporting pecs he most certainly does not have, as laser beams shoot from his eyes. What could this mean? What apocalypse was coming?

*SNIP*

Gizmodo reached out to both companies to see if they had had any agreement with the NFT project to seemingly use their products, but we did not immediately hear back.

The whole thing is bizarre in so many different ways. In a video featuring Trump promoting the project, Trump claims he’s “better than [Abraham] Lincoln, better than [George] Washington.” He then says “each card comes with an automatic chance to win amazing prizes like dinner with me. I don’t know if that’s an amazing prize but it’s what we have.”

*SNIP*

Things get even stranger when looking at the company that’s running the auction. The company, NFT INT LLC, lists its address to a kitschy strip mall in Utah that contains a few shops and restaurants, a dry cleaners, as well as a UPS store. As Gizmodo has previously reported, companies affiliated with attempts to buy Trump’s favored social media platform Truth Social have had similar arrangements by being based out of a UPS Store mailbox.

It’s even more unclear who is operating behind the scenes. Gizmodo found two companies called NFT INT registered in California and in Delaware, which, of course, neither are located in Utah. We reached out to the individual listed as the CEO of the California-registered NFT INT LLC who told us their company was not affiliated with this project.

The Salt Lake Tribune’s report on the NFTs confirmed the strangeness surrounding the UPS Store mailbox. The Tribune also noted that while the Twitter account for the NFT project lists Florida as its business residence, there are 20 businesses in Florida listing the Utah UPS mailbox as their residence.

So if you’re really into the idea of a Trump NFT, for some reason, just be aware the NFTs are “non-refundable” and “non-returnable.” Of course, you can just do what we did and right click and “save-as,” but that would defeat the purpose of digital scarcity, now wouldn’t it?
https://gizmodo.com/donald-trump-nft-trading-cards-1849900531


OMG this just gets weirder the more you look into it!
December 16, 2022

Trump Fans Hoping To Win Dinner At Mar-A-Lago Will Have To Cover Their Own Travel Expenses

Buyers of newly released NFTs featuring former President Donald Trump will be entered to win a 20-minute meeting with him at Mar-a-Lago, but winners will have to cover their own travel and lodging expenses, according to the project's website.

Trump announced the digital trading cards — which feature images of the former president as a superhero, an astronaut, and a Top Gun-style pilot, among others — on Thursday after hyping up a "major announcement" the day before. The trading cards are being sold as non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, for $99 each.

Although Trump in November announced his plans to run for president in 2024, money from the sale of the cards will not go to Trump's campaign, according to the website. The company behind the cards is not owned by Trump but uses his likeness and image under a paid license.

Purchasers of the card will also automatically be entered into a sweepstakes for a "chance to win 1000's of incredible prizes and meet the one and only #45!" though a purchase of a card is not required to enter the contest. According to the fine print, the prizes include 2,533 NFTs, totaling an approximate value of $54,695.
https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-nft-win-mar-a-lago-meeting-pay-travel-lodging-2022-12


ROFLMAO... this gets better and better. I totally expect him to be this cheap! I'm surprised he's not sticking his winners with the dinner bill on top of that!
December 15, 2022

I think we all needed that laugh today!

I mean... how can anyone possibly take the MAGAs seriously after that? He single-handedly destroyed their credibility and his credibility in a single post! I mean there's a picture of him as a western sherif... and a cowboy... and a football coach... and a space man wearing sunglasses... Hey Ultra MAGAs and Q nuts - there is no plan! He played y'all for chumps and y'all keep falling for it!

Excuse me while I spend the rest of the day...

December 13, 2022

Russian Trolls Made Fake Kid Rock Fan Accounts --and Fooled Donald Trump Jr.

Russian trolls are taking advantage of the free-for-all on far-right social media apps to spread pro-Kremlin propaganda — and they were particularly successful when impersonating fans of MAGA musician Kid Rock.

Those conclusions are from a new report by the social media tracking firm Graphika and Stanford University’s Internet Observatory. The researchers traced at least 35 accounts on the right-wing social apps to the Newsroom for American and European Based Citizens (NAEBC), a phony news organization linked to Russia’s troll factory. The fake accounts focused on ginning up support for failed Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, attacking Democratic Senate candidates, and pushing bizarre conspiracy theories about Ukraine and the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX, among other topics.

Researchers found Russian-linked fake accounts posing as authentic American conservatives cross-posting content to personas on Truth Social, Gab, and Gettr. While right-wing social platforms like Gab and Parler have previously played host to Russian influence operations, the report marks the first documented case of Russian meddling on Truth Social, the social media app founded by Trump.

The 35 trolls amassed an audience of approximately 33,000 unique followers spread across Gab, Gettr, and Truth Social. The network’s memes and talking points mostly failed to recapture the large audiences they enjoyed during the 2016 presidential election, but a few — particularly those impersonating Kid Rock, a favorite target of Russian trolls — outperformed their troll persona colleagues. 
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/russian-trolls-kid-rock-donald-trump-jr-election-interference-1234646523/


First off, Trump Jr. is a blithering idiot. Second, there are lots of dark forces at work on social media. Be very careful of who you follow, and report anything that looks suspicious. Third, fuck Russia and fuck Putin.
December 11, 2022

Self own of the day:

https://twitter.com/ConSelfOwns/status/1601796445257928706

This is a great FAFO moment for the "Louder With Crowder" crowd!
December 9, 2022

OMFG, Twitter terrorist @libsoftiktok got highest level of account protection!

https://twitter.com/theserfstv/status/1601078519085568001

OMG, I knew something was up with that account. This hideous woman is inspiring people to murder doctors and blow up hospitals over conspiracy theory bullshit about trans related care for children, and nothing was done about it. This woman should be in prison right now.
December 7, 2022

Proud Boys Promise to Disrupt More Drag Story Time Events

A holiday drag story time event was canceled in Columbus, Ohio, after the Proud Boys and other right-wing extremist groups showed up in force.

Red Oak Community School and the First Unitarian Universalist Church had advertised its “Holi-Drag” story time charity event for kids last month. Shortly after, members of the Proud Boys announced plans to disrupt the event, Right Wing Watch first reported.

On Saturday, scores of Proud Boys dressed in the signature black and yellow uniforms and members of Patriot Front, some of whom were armed, rallied outside of the First Unitarian Universalist Church, which was hosting the event. Alleging that the story time event amounts to “grooming”—the rhetoric at the heart of recent political attacks on LGBTQ people—the Proud Boys held signs with messages like, “Groomers make Santa sad” and “Groomers go home.” Another read “Proud Boys Story Hour Today’s Book Death of the West Chapter 9,” in an apparent reference to a book authored by far-right activist Pat Buchanan, who fearmongers about immigrants replacing “America’s white majority.”

Other videos show Proud Boys members dancing to the “YMCA,” the unofficial LGBTQ anthem, and a police officer acknowledging that he high-fived a Proud Boy because he had complimented his mustache.
https://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/proud-boys-promise-to-disrupt-more-drag-story-time-events/


Thanks GOP and Fox, we now have our own version of ISIS operating on American soil. Fuck all of these assholes.

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