Archive for forgery

NRSC tweets fake RTs from President Obama & other Dems, gets called out by Fox commentator


Via Twitter Rules:

Impersonation: You may not impersonate others through the Twitter service in a manner that does or is intended to mislead, confuse, or deceive others.

Whaddya wanna bet the NRSC didn't read that before they tweeted this?

Can you spell v-i-o-l-a-t-i-o-n? Maybe they were acting out because they were out-raised by the DSCC.

By the way, leads to a blank page.

Even Fox's Andy Levy raised his eyebrows. If a ClusterFoxer thinks deception like this-- or any kind-- is a no-no, then you know something is amiss:

Mediaite has the whole story.

H/t: @jamieharbor


Margie J. Phelps scrubs anti-gay, forged tweet about dead soldier


I'd like to share this tweet by someone who calls herself MargieJPhelps on Twitter (It looks as though she deleted the tweet, so I am sharing a screen grab of my retweet):

RT is an abbreviation for "retweet", or essentially a copy and paste of an original tweet. So she's claiming her RT is a copy of my original tweet. It wasn't. She clearly changed the wording drastically and attributed the revision to me.

She left this one up:

Tim, by the way, is gay.

My original tweet read, VIDEO: Gay soldier’s “sexual orientation was the least interesting thing about him” plus a link to the post.

Margie (if indeed it is the actual Margie J. Phelps, and I suspect it is) is the despicable daughter and  lead counsel of despicable disbarred lawyer and pastor of Westboro Babtist "Church", Fred Phelps. You might remember that group from vile events like this:

westboro baptist church signs gays obama

Apparently, those associated with this "Christian" organization feel it's okay to forge tweets and use bigotry and slurs to win people over to their way of thinking.

I posted a number of tweets saying that very thing to her, so I suppose she felt obligated to scrub her forgery (before she could get kicked off Twitter) of my original tweet about Andrew, who was killed in Afghanistan only six weeks ago. His parents, Jeff and Lori Wilfahrt, were on the Tim Corrimal show with me today.

Exposure of this kind of slime is one way to make even a minimal difference. The deletion was only a tiny victory, but at least it was something.

Afterthought: She doesn't appear to have exactly honed her lawyer (or Christian) skills.


All Puerto Rican Birth Certificates To Be Revoked


Good lord, they couldn't find a better way to deal with it? And why isn't Puerto Rico a state already?

This summer all Puerto Ricans will have the chance to be born again -- at least on paper.

The government of Puerto Rico is invalidating every birth certificate issued on the island before July 1, 2010, in an attempt to curb rampant fraud and identity theft that officials say has ruined lives, strained social service programs and compromised national security.


It's a radical solution to what many say has been a serious and growing crisis involving Puerto Rican birth certificates, which are used to apply for everything from U.S. passports to Medicaid.

The U.S. State Department and Homeland Security Department estimate that an astonishing 40 percent of all U.S. passport fraud cases in recent years involved Puerto Rican birth certificates, though exact numbers are unknown.