Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Day of the dead hampster edition
Good morning, everyone – time to suit up and hit the iso chamber again and pry the tops of some reeking drums of freepitude. We’d probably better hurry, as the EPA has been sniffing around here lately, and I’m not exactly sure our permits are good for the kind of messes we’ve been uncovering of late.
I know you’ve all been curious how the Biden / Ryan debate live thread came out, so let’s get right to it.
I have to ask this very seriously, do you know that this site has
been completely unusable to perhaps thousands and thousands of others
during either the first Presidential or Vice-Presidential debate and for
an hour or so after their respective conclusions?
This has never
happened in previous election cycles during debates, election night
results or during large breaking news events. Slow? Yes. Unusable, no.
had multiple tabs opened for the debates this year and the FR one just
wheel spin, wheel spin, wheel spin… blank page, no progress bar moving
on the address bar. It’s just the internet equivalent of dead air for
If you’re getting this during a VP debate I fully expect this site to be dead and inaccessible from 6PM-4AM election night.
I completely agree. This is ridiculous! I know it’s not politically
correct to say this around here, but at what point does the equipment
for this site get upgraded, or replaced?
I’ve already purposed that I won’t even waste my time coming here for the next presidential debate.
posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 12:01:16 AM
Jim, I would doubt it’s through put.Can you tell if you’re being attacked. The timing is… interesting.
posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 12:04:32 AM
( “It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.”)
Being an IT professional, I would suggest that he run it in the
cloud, that way it scales, is reliable, and it can add servers
dynamically…I do this all the time for customers who have much bigger
Amazon, Azure, etc.
posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 12:06:13 AM
Being an IT professional myself, I would suggest that cloud computing is just another crappy business model designed to squeeze more money out of you for the same service, with the added benefit of less security and a round-robin of finger-pointing when the shit breaks down.
Just buy another fucking hampster and be done with it.
That sounds well-reasoned! Can you rent cloud capacity by the hour?
posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 12:11:16 AM
(It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
Just fucking shoot me.
Only downside to the cloud environment is that you’re at the
mercy of your host node.
Then again, I do favor dedicated hardware so
I’m a bit bias in that regard.
posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 12:14:27 AM
If your having trouble getting on FR.Do what quite a few female
freepers do…clean house, use the washing machine, take the clothes
out of the dryer and fold. If its a real long time, scrub the kitchen
If denial of service is a problem, FR could make connections
secure at login and IP whitelist forum usage. Could even use
certificates installed on server and in browser.
posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 1:42:00 AM
(“Trizzle, trazzle, trozzle, trome, time for this one to come home” – Mr Wizard)
But that would make it so much easier more difficult for DHS to keep an eye on you bozos.
Much more after the Denial Of Reality attack…
To: Last of the Mohicans
They weren’t tossed, they left.
Romney isn’t the first choice for
many of us, he is only a lesser evil. Many of us were doing all we could
do to get a real conservative nominated, others insisted on undermining
the effort, and they got called out on it, got their feelings hurt and
We can be pretty sure of one thing, Romney’s choice of Paul
Ryan was the result of conservative efforts. Without that he may well
have picked someone far less conservative.
posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 2:04:51 AM
(The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 9:05:17 PM by neverdem
One of the most interesting aspects of the 2012 election is how the
tea party movement has proven more politically mature than the
center-right’s self-styled elites, and those who spent much of the
Republican primary season chiding swathes of people for being
insufficiently pragmatic have turned out to be far more childish than
the conservative base.
For the past several weeks, Mitt Romney
has been surrounded by critics from the DC-Manhattan elite who’ve
denounced him for a lackluster, unfocused campaign, teeing off on Team
Romney in the wake of the 47 percent comments for a number of issues—but
mostly, in my read, from failing to take their advice. Romney’s
defenders, meanwhile, have been many of the same individuals who spent
the primary season torching him in effigy as the encapsulation of
everything they hate about the Republican ruling class. For months the
elites bashed the base for failing to suck it up and see the big
picture, to line up for Romney and come on in for the big win. But they
got their wish!
The tea party movement—once again proving its
pragmatism once the general election season rolls around—lined up in the
immediate aftermath of the Paul Ryan pick and has proven they can grow
up. Professional concern troll David Frum, who spent most of the primary
season telling liberals why conservatives were never going to suck it
up and go for Romney, now seems very concerned that they have. Michelle
Malkin, who could be taking the wood to Romney on a daily basis for his
infidelity to the immigration hardline, has morphed into a loyal soldier
while Peggy Noonan is calling for Romney to bring in the 82-year-old
Jim Baker to rescue his campaign (yes, really). Ann Romney seems a bit
perturbed about this.
posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 9:05:23 PM
One gets the feeling that the GOP-e care more about destroying the conservative wing of the party than winning the election.
posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 9:12:00 PM
by Slings and Arrows
(You can’t have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
They don’t want to destroy you idiots – that would dry up the money supply.
They just want you to sit down and shut up, so they can continue to hide what they really are.
Just ask Lee Atwater.
Remember, those elites have to hire Mexicans to change their lightbulbs!
posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 9:12:09 PM
(The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
The tea party movement—once again proving its pragmatism once the
general election season rolls around—lined up in the immediate
aftermath of the Paul Ryan pick and has proven they can grow up.
Isn’t it grand how folks who want others to do something find them
particularly insightful and ‘grown up’ when they capitulate and do it?
Backing Romney isn’t my idea of growing up. It’s my idea of selling out because you have very little alternative.
Yeah sure, they’re grown up, and have resigned themselves to seeing Romney dissect their nation rather than Obama.
I’m certainly not going to trash them for it. I’m certainly not going
to congratulate them for it either. This is something none of us are
going to be proud of.
Taking out Obama is going to be grand, but then reality sets in. My God, what a reality.
posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 9:16:26 PM
(Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn’t won us so many new friends.)
With a wink and a nod the elitist, establishment Republicans sold
us Romney like a cheap chord(sic) of wood… what it really amounted to was
it was Romney’s turn to run and no outsiders were welcome.
I’ve for a long time felt that Romney doesn’t even really want to
win.He won’t take it to the Mau-Mau where it will really do some
posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 9:20:01 PM
(Barry’s not fit to shine the shoes of a REAL President.)
You swallowed your dog whistle.
Some of us moved to Romney from Palin.
It was heartbreaking when Palin stood down. About the worst thing that could happen.
That said, I picked Romney once Palin stood down. With an
understanding that we would bail on Romney after one election cycle,
unless he picked a good VP.
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 5:30:44 AM by markomalley
Paul Ryan stood by helplessly, and in apparent pain, as Mitt Romney
strayed from campaign talking points on President Obama’s tax record
during a joint “reset” rally today in Ohio.
In the midst of
remarks ridiculing the president’s handling of the economy, Romney said:
“I admit this, he has one thing he did not do in his first four years –
he’s said he’s going to do in the next four years, which is to raise
During the primaries, Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul
offered a very different view of the presidents record, when she told
the L.A. Times: “President Obama has raised taxes 19 times.”
You can see video of this latest gaffe on Mediaite
swear, if it was anybody else…ANYBODY…even the Hildabeast or Jimmuh
Catah…in the WH, there is NO WAY that this asshat would get my vote.
Sadly, there is a clear and present danger to the US and a moral imperative to remove that threat.
posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 5:30:50 AM
The GOP-E cleared the way for him and shoved him down Conservative throats. He’s all theirs.
posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 5:34:25 AM
by Timber Rattler
(Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
At least he didn’t “suspend” his campaign.
posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 5:38:50 AM
(Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just “The Great War” and “Roosevelt’s Wars”.)
We have this odd tendency to pretend the income tax is the only tax. There’re like a billion of them.
Yes, but if you’re one of the 47% that didn’t pay federal income
taxes last year you’re a parasite according to the mindless chorus.
posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 6:20:57 AM
(Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
Is there some sort of dope that Romney and McCain got hooked on?
How can two such lousy candidates have been put forward by the Republicans.
The really sad part is that at this time there is nothing we can do
but vote for this _________ (sorry I had to leave it blank, my knowledge
of the English language cannot find a descriptive word that covers what
I think this early in the morning. Nothing I can place here and not get
posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 6:53:06 AM
To: ltc8k6; Gilbo_3
RE :”Can’t really say that, because Barry clearly did raise taxes. It’s been his mantra to make the “rich” pay more in taxes.”
Yes they can say that ‘Romney admits that Obama didnt raise taxes’
because Romney just said he didnt.Now if Romney later says that Obama
raised taxes then the MSM and O campaign will play the clips together
and tell viewers to conclude that you cant believe anything Romney says.
posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 7:50:59 AM
(Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
Romney is NOT a fighter. If he was, there wouldn’t be a push right
now for him start fighting and acting as if he actually cares about this
election! He’s the typical MODERATE that was shoved into place by the
RNC and still thinks that elections are won by keeping your mouth shut
except to compliment your opponent as he slams you!
I continue to
wonder if the best thing for this Republic is for Obama to win – that’s
right, I said “win” – so that the RNC will finally be shown to be
completely inept and incompetent in picking candidates for our party and
therefore, seen as incapable of winning an election even against the
most evil and socialistic president this country has ever had. Perhaps
then – and only then – will the dumb incompetent moderates in our party
finally consider voting for a Newt or a Sarah.
posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 8:02:43 AM
(When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, people groan.)
And we’re done for another week!
It was a pleasure hanging out with you guys in the Crack Van last week – next time, I’ll bring the gabagool.