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Fake Republican Twitter Accounts
Posted: 2011-09-16 01:17:17
Shortcut URL: http://t.conquent.com/2E00



It's election season, and so it's time to take a peek at the fake politicians on Twitter. Turns out, there's one guy or gal who's doing a bunch of fake Republicans. (I'll go with "guy" for choice pf pronoun.)

He's not trying actually make you think he's Sarah Palin or Rick Perry -- each of his fake accounts clearly says something to the effect of, "SATIRE :: THIS IS NOT [insert name]'s TWITTER ACCOUNT. A @guerriIIa op" which is good for two reasons. First off it's obviously political speech, and Twitter would have a hard time shutting him down and secondly, you can peer behind the mask and see... well, another anonymous account, but it makes it easier to find his other parodies.

A lot of the time he uses the upper case i substitution trick that I first noticed with Appibees but then there are the very similar account names like BofA_Services that he was able to grab before the bank -- again, it's obvious parody, not theft, so I don't think BofA could (or should) try to take it away from him.

Anyhow, here's the quick list:

Republicans


@SarahPaIinUSA
There is no proof that Thesaurus actually existed and there is no reason our children should have to learn about them. Scientists are liars.


@MicheIBachmann
I was somewhat distracted at last night's debate. Rick Perry's wife and I do this thing where we bite each other subliminally. It's tingly.


@RlCKPERRY
Jesus didn't have Health Insurance, which explains why he died for the liberals. I hope some good conservatives were there to cheer him on.


Companies


@FoxNewsUpdates
BREAKING: Threat Level Raised To Armageddon Orange. Secretary @JanetNapoIitano Warns Americans: STAY NEAR TELEVISIONS. #DHS


@BofA_Services
Bank of America Proudly Offers FREE STREAMING PORNOGRAPHY to new customers opening Checking or Savings accounts. #911


@Iockheadmartin
Lockheed Martin would like to remind the US Government that our BUY 1 GET 1 FREE TACTICAL NUKE SPECIAL won't last forever. Patriot Act Now!


Others


@GADDAFl
I have made your mistake a better thing than we have seen right now. All those fighters in the street - they are not artists. I am a LEGEND


@Ann_CouIter
If I were any skinnier, I'd be TOTALLY gorgeous.




And, one from @guerriIIa himself:


@guerriIIa
If you aren't ashamed of your own humanity when someone makes fun of a fat kid, you probably thoroughly enjoyed last night's debate.

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