Secret Services March 8, 2004 11:32 AM   Subscribe

Ok, so (in reply to his AskMeFi question) I advised Tlogmer to post his 'new political meme' to his userpage, which he did -- and now I'm alarmed by it, despite his disclaimer. Is Tlogmer's meme going to cause Matt to get a call from the Secret Service (or the DHS?)
posted by anastasiav to Etiquette/Policy at 11:32 AM (19 comments total)

Candidates have to meet certain standards - including popularity in the polls and fundraising - before the Secret Service will give them protection. I doubt that Nader's going to meet those standards (I don't think he did last time).

And I certainly don't think that Matt is going to have a problem just because evidence of Tlogmer's idiocy and bad taste is linked to from Metafilter.
posted by Dasein at 11:49 AM on March 8, 2004


"Is Tlogmer's meme going to cause Matt to get a call from the Secret Service (or the DHS?)"

Matt? No. Tlogmer, possibly.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:53 AM on March 8, 2004


Anastasiav, while I understand your concern, in a way I wish you hadn't given Tlogmer's asinine project the visibility that will be engendered by a MeTa thread.
posted by orange swan at 11:58 AM on March 8, 2004


I think cafepress is in hotter water than I am. I think the shirt is dumb, btw.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:03 PM on March 8, 2004


In all likelihood, it's in violation of Cafepress' Terms of Service (Section 4.3) and they will pull the store if they ever get wind of it. So I'm fairly certain the responsibility is solely that of its creator.
posted by Danelope at 12:16 PM on March 8, 2004


Are you people having some kind of an election soon?
posted by timeistight at 12:31 PM on March 8, 2004


Looks like Matt deleted the AskMe question....
posted by anastasiav at 12:37 PM on March 8, 2004


Yeah, it kind of ended up just being a self-promotional post anyway, with people saying it was dumb and should be deleted, so I did.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:10 PM on March 8, 2004


I think Drudge's going to link to the CafePress page in 5,4,3,2,1....

(at least it's better than his current "a lot of people say 'fuck' in Kerry's campaign website". not that that's saying much of course)
posted by matteo at 2:05 PM on March 8, 2004


and i thought george w. bush was stupid ....

:)

if anyone can find it - roz chast's ode to nader 4 years ago is still so prescient.
posted by specialk420 at 2:16 PM on March 8, 2004


Assassinader?
posted by wendell at 4:58 PM on March 8, 2004


Is there a prize for the Cafe Press store that involved the least amount of work? Tlogmer has to be in the running.
posted by rcade at 6:19 PM on March 8, 2004


I wonder if we should start using "tlogmer" as some sort of perjorative.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:58 PM on March 8, 2004


Not until he Maulanas the place, fff.
posted by Danelope at 7:34 PM on March 8, 2004


... and my shrink says I have sociopath-like personality! Sheesh! ;-P
posted by mischief at 8:58 PM on March 8, 2004


Hmmph. Well, I thought it was funny. (For the record, I like Nader; it was just an attempt to capture democratic frustration.)
posted by Tlogmer at 4:16 PM on March 9, 2004


(Anyway, who wouldn't want a thong calling for the assassination of a political figure?)
posted by Tlogmer at 4:17 PM on March 9, 2004


"If you want 4 more years of oversimplified rhetoric, of corporate graft, of institutionalized antiintellectualism and failed foreign policy, by all means don't assassinate Nader, but the ethical choice is clear."

I hate to talk about George Bush as hes been mentioned about 126,000 times on metafilter since his election, but if you want my opinion he instituted institutionalized antiintellectualism for the 21st century.
posted by Keyser Soze at 2:26 AM on March 10, 2004


errr. aren't you the person who's about to sign something to say you'll do whatever bush asks you to, no questions asked?
posted by andrew cooke at 5:41 AM on March 10, 2004


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