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Old 03-19-2019, 05:29 PM
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Nunes sues Twitter and three twitter accounts


I know Devin Nunes' dumb lawsuit has already been mentioned in the stupid GOP idea thread, but I think it deserves it's own. The account Devin Nunes' Cow which is named in the lawsuit had around 1000 followers when the lawsuit hit the media and twitter yesterday. Now it has 167,000 and rising.

Talk about Streisand effect!

The lawsuit also whines about "shadow-banning", which I thought was a claim right wing morons gave up year ago or more.

And of course the lawsuit includes the juiciest insults Nunes just couldn't handle, and solid proof that Nunes and/or his aides don't understand how to turn off email notifications from Twitter.
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Ha - just looked at the Nunes' Cow page. Love the "Twitter conspiracy meeting tonight. Don't tell Devin"!
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:33 PM
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More people follow Devin Nunes' cow account (@DevinCow) than voted for Devin Nunes in 2018.
Screenshots in link - at that time @DevinCow had 180,000 followers, while Nunes received 117,243 votes...
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:29 PM
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Hey, what’s the problem? Lotsa guys like to fuck their livestock! I know I do!

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Old 03-19-2019, 08:43 PM
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Note, the real intent is, at best, to provide red meat to the paleo-conservative crowd - "help, help, I'm being oppressed". Conservatives love to paint themselves as victims...
Also, there may be the intent to chill criticism with the threat of ruinous and time-consuming lawsuits. This is another time-honored tactic. In this case, the suit is being brought in Virginia, which recently strengthened its anti-SLAPP laws, allowing winning defendants to collect legal fees.
Now, I'm no law-talking guy, but I can't see this suit going anywhere but straight to dismissal. There's a long history of precedent allowing parody of public figures, and the bar is really high for defamation. As far as suing Twitter itself, well, if I'm reading things right, carriers have a pretty broad immunity against liability for user-created content.

In other words, propaganda and intimidation is the point.
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I get the intent of it, and I'm the last person to think I understand the conservative mindset, but -- really? Given the choice between thinking, "Right on, stick it to the libtards," and "Lord have mercy, Nunes, grow a thicker skin and stop suing someone pretending to be a cow," the majority of conservatives are gonna pick the former?

This comes across as one of the most ill-considered lawsuits in the history of our nation.
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I wonder how long they can milk this?

Uke - It is improper to imply that Nunes has sexual relations with his livestock. Unless they are underage. Then he's fair game!
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This comes across as one of the most ill-considered lawsuits in the history of our nation.
It's at least up there with the $65 million pants.
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Hey, what’s the problem? Lotsa guys like to fuck their livestock! I know I do!

Thanx & a tip o’ the hat to Repo Man (1982)

I say it's time to update this joke with Nunes as the butt.
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Hey, what’s the problem? Lotsa guys like to fuck their livestock! I know I do!

Thanx & a tip o’ the hat to Repo Man (1982)
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Charlie Altamont: RHODE ISLAND RED!! I like that, huh! I want a Rhode Island red for me, all right? Two of 'em.

Darrell: Rhode Island Red...two. (long pause, scratches his nose) Now ya'll ain't planning on fuckin' these chickens are ya?

Charlie Altamont: (after a long pause) What the fuck are you getting at? Do you fuck chickens?

Darrell: Well, I thought about fuckin' some chickens before, eh? If you want to have a good time and you need some pussy, you can (motions with his hands) cut that chicken's head off, stick yo' dick in the ass of that chicken, and that damn chicken'll go crazy on your ass and go "Caaaaah".
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The lawsuit won't go anywhere and Nunes knows it, but you have to spend money to defend yourself, which is why Nunes filed the suit.
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I say it's time to update this joke with Nunes as the butt.
“But do they call me Devin the White House Lickspittle? Noooooo....”
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I'm pretty sure this isn't true.
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They're all getting indigent defense? Twitter too?
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Other Nunes accounts, presumably created in reaction to the lawsuit:

Devin Nunes Inner Child
Devin Nunes' cow's Memesmith
Devin Nunes Umbilical Cord
Devin MooNes
Devin Nunes Cow's Veterinarian
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Devin Nunes' Mom
Devin Nunes Mom's Cow
Devin Nunes' Sister's Parakeet


No doubt there will be many more. This was a very predictable tidal wave, except I guess by Nunes and his lawyers. He would have been much better off simply ignoring it from the beginning.
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I wonder how long they can milk this?
Mooooooooo!

I mean Booooooooo!
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:07 AM
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As long as they steer clear of udder insanity, it could go on a while.
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:14 AM
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I look forward to journalists really getting into the meat of this controversy.
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They're all getting indigent defense? Twitter too?
Don't know what jurisdiction he's suing in but if possible he'll probably get hit for filing a frivolous suit and made to pay the defense's legal fees. If not he'll lose at trial and hopefully have to pay defenses legal fees. I suspect Nunes is not funding this himself but I hope there are prominent attorneys who will step forward to defend freedom of speech.

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I look forward to journalists really getting into the meat of this controversy.
I think both they and the court system will conclude that Nunes doesn’t have a legitimate beef.

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I think both they and the court system will conclude that Nunes doesn’t have a legitimate beef.
Sure he does! His reputation is at steak!
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The cow is up to 350K followers this morning, more than the cow-fucker himself.
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Don't know what jurisdiction he's suing in but if possible he'll probably get hit for filing a frivolous suit and made to pay the defense's legal fees. If not he'll lose at trial and hopefully have to pay defenses legal fees. I suspect Nunes is not funding this himself but I hope there are prominent attorneys who will step forward to defend freedom of speech.
Nunes might be an asshat, but he's not a moron. He knows perfectly well this suit is going nowhere in the courts. He didn't file it to win legally. He filed it because it is going to play well with the sort of voter who votes for someone like Devin Nunes. Look at how conservative voices are suppressed by giant liberal tech companies that are ruining America, and look at how the activist courts come down on the side of the liberal oppressors.

It's a ridiculous narrative, but it will probably be eaten up by a large portion of Nunes voters.
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Old 03-20-2019, 09:26 AM
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Some fun hashtags from the Devin Nunes Cow account

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I'd say this is funny, but Devin Nunes is in a position where he could actually enact changes to our nation's laws to make this kind of thing easier. That's not funny at all. That's moderately horrifying.
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I know [URL="https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/19/us/politics/devin-nunes-twitter-lawsuit.html"]
Talk about Streisand effect!
I think we have to start calling it the Nunes effect now.
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Other Nunes accounts, presumably created in reaction to the lawsuit:

Devin Nunes Inner Child
Devin Nunes' cow's Memesmith
Devin Nunes Umbilical Cord
Devin MooNes
Devin Nunes Cow's Veterinarian
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Devin Nunes' Mom
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Devin Nunes' Sister's Parakeet


No doubt there will be many more. This was a very predictable tidal wave, except I guess by Nunes and his lawyers. He would have been much better off simply ignoring it from the beginning.
My favorite Is "Devin Nunes' Proctologist". No word yet on whether he's managed to dislodge his patient's head....
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I like this from the NY Times article:

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But the complaint by Mr. Nunes seeks to portray the tweets directed at him as evidence of larger efforts by Twitter to undermine Republicans — a frequent rallying cry of conservatives.
The best evidence for that is that Twitter hasn't disabled individual-1's account.
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Gotta throw that red meat to his base...

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Uke - It is improper to imply that Nunes has sexual relations with his livestock. Unless they are underage. Then he's fair game!
I initially read uke with the Japanese slang meaning in mind, which gives this admonition a whole new tone.
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I wonder how long they can milk this?

Uke - It is improper to imply that Nunes has sexual relations with his livestock. Unless they are underage. Then he's fair game!
This reminds me of something from "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail". Thompson tells a story about LBJ back when he was running for office in Texas. Johnson wanted to have an ad suggesting that his opponent had sex with farm animals. When his campaign staff balked, worried that voters might be offended, Johnson replied, "I know that. I just want to make the son of a bitch have to deny it!"
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Sure he does! His reputation is at steak!
Well done.
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Well done.
yep - that was a rare one for sure.
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He will see that Twitter is tartared and feathered.
pretty sure he's just going to make an angus of himself.
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Thanx & a tip o’ the hat to Repo Man (1982)
Twitterverse: "Nunes has sex with horses, goats, chickens, and dogs."

Nunes: "CHICKENS!?!"
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Twitterverse: "Nunes has sex with horses, goats, chickens, and dogs."

Nunes: "CHICKENS!?!"
That would be pretty fowl.
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That would be pretty fowl.
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Nunes: "CHICKENS!?!"
Cocks and hens do go together.
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I am, of course, udderly amoosed.
I will not be mooooved or cowed. I will not cowtow. I don't care what this guy's beef is. I don't care what is at steak. It's a bunch of bull. He should be seen and not herd.

In other news, The Cow has far more followers than this lying sneaking Trump sucking Russia loving traitor does. And is more coherent.
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Nunes lawyer, according to the suit, is Steven Scott Biss, who was suspended in 2009 for assisting a client with fraud:
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The opinion recites findings that the attorney had assisted his corporate client in a fraudulent scheme and made misrepresentations to a judge. The attorney had represented a Hong Kong company that sought to purchase several million shares of a Delaware corporation. He violated securities laws (attributed to incompetence) and improperly released escroed shares to his client, which had not paid for them (attributed to dishonesty).
https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/le...-fraud-dr.html

The suspension was later extended because the good Biss performed law work while suspended: https://www.progress-index.com/artic...NEWS/311149978

And he uses an earthlink email address.
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Why give him any sort of credit? Call it the 'Cow Effect' now.
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I will not be mooooved or cowed. I will not cowtow. I don't care what this guy's beef is. I don't care what is at steak. It's a bunch of bull. He should be seen and not herd.

Duly noted. But don't pat yourself on the back just yet. We veal find you. And make no mistake, anonymous internet smartass, we'll eventually horn in on you. We'll legally bull rush you. You will be trampled under lawsuits. We'll milk you for all you're worth. Oh, we're seeing red all right.
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Duly noted. But don't pat yourself on the back just yet. We veal find you. And make no mistake, anonymous internet smartass, we'll eventually horn in on you. We'll legally bull rush you. You will be trampled under lawsuits. We'll milk you for all you're worth. Oh, we're seeing red all right.
The yokes on you, my friend - you will udderly fail.
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Nunes will eventually realize the extent to which he has fucked up, and drop the suit. And that will be the end of it, because to err is human, to forgive bovine.
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Very funny Onion article

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