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Amercia teh Beautifull
May 29, 2012 11:33 PM   Subscribe

Earlier today, the Romney campaign released an app for showing support with pictures: "A Better Amercia. I'm with Mitt." (Note the typo.) There's now a Tumblr for people to show what Amercia means to them. Get the app and make your own!
posted by Pronoiac (143 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite

 
A better Amercia? No thanks, I'm with Matt.
posted by iamkimiam at 11:38 PM on May 29, 2012 [18 favorites]


Someone is so fierd tomorrow.
posted by Mikey-San at 11:41 PM on May 29, 2012 [34 favorites]


So we can just let him be President of the United States of Amercia? Okay.

Or Presdient?
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:41 PM on May 29, 2012 [8 favorites]


Hahaha what a Moran!
posted by Catblack at 11:44 PM on May 29, 2012 [23 favorites]


Our leader weighs in.
posted by grapesaresour at 11:45 PM on May 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


You scoff, but this is substantially better than his other promotional idea, A Butter America.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 11:45 PM on May 29, 2012 [58 favorites]


RONMEY 2102
posted by Artw at 11:46 PM on May 29, 2012 [35 favorites]


I would have thought 'operation infiltration' would have waited for more critical opportunities to destroy them from the inside.

Wait, what, this wasn't part of the op? Oh hell, why bother monkeywrenching when the legit volunteers will do your work for you?
posted by el io at 11:56 PM on May 29, 2012 [5 favorites]


Republicans are so cute when they try to use the net.
posted by telstar at 11:56 PM on May 29, 2012 [18 favorites]


You are no Dan Quayle, Mitt Romney.
posted by Ardiril at 11:56 PM on May 29, 2012 [22 favorites]


[oh my, I probably shouldn't talk about this in a public forum]
posted by el io at 11:57 PM on May 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


R Money 2021
posted by XhaustedProphet at 11:58 PM on May 29, 2012 [8 favorites]


I'm with mut
posted by growabrain at 11:58 PM on May 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


Wow. Just wow. I usually keep my social media free of politics, but this is so going on my twitter stream. In fact, I may just shoot photos of everything I see wrong with Amercia and post it with this framing.
posted by elwoodwiles at 11:59 PM on May 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh please, give him a break, I'm sure he'll do better with all the access codes to the nooclear warheads.
posted by alex_skazat at 12:00 AM on May 30, 2012 [10 favorites]


Mormons want to change the name of the country. Think about it.
posted by philip-random at 12:01 AM on May 30, 2012 [7 favorites]


AMERCIA INC.
FERARIS AND MANY LEARS FOR YOUR PAC.
YU GAIM THE CAPITALL.
YU BILIONAIR.
YU LOOT ITT.
posted by Rhaomi at 12:01 AM on May 30, 2012 [15 favorites]


Dammit, someone got to the url.
posted by elwoodwiles at 12:03 AM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Amercia's app developres need better Quaylity Assurnace
posted by problemspace at 12:12 AM on May 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


How could that possibly slip through? This kind of attention to detail is unimportant when you are just stripping assets and liquidating, but Mitt needs to understand that he has to run the country.
posted by Meatbomb at 12:18 AM on May 30, 2012 [31 favorites]


To be fair, Republican graphic designers have to be grown in a lab by 3M and they're still perfecting the process.
posted by jimmythefish at 12:19 AM on May 30, 2012 [20 favorites]


Is this another Opple thread? We really don't need another Ipple thread.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:19 AM on May 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


So, he means everywhere but here, then? The boy has ambition!
posted by Decani at 12:23 AM on May 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


but Mitt needs to understand that he has to run the country.

He has to learn to wok before he can run.
posted by jimmythefish at 12:26 AM on May 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


A Better Amercia = we're all scrood.
posted by peanut butter milkshake at 12:29 AM on May 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm all for oven mitts and baking.
posted by vidur at 12:31 AM on May 30, 2012


A better Amercia: Have no Mercy.

I'm with Mitt.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 12:31 AM on May 30, 2012


If Mitt will take Donald Trump to his better Amercia, we might have basis for negotiation. Throw in Newt, Paris, Snooki and whatever else currently lives in the grab bag of cultural leeches and we have a deal.
posted by SakuraK at 12:46 AM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Spell check is just big government trying to tell us how to spel.
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:47 AM on May 30, 2012 [25 favorites]


How could that possibly slip through? This kind of attention to detail is unimportant when you are just stripping assets and liquidating, but Mitt needs to understand that he has to run the country.

I think you will find that any political figure seriously running for national office, or their staff or campaign surrogates, will commit significant gaffes along the way due to inattention to detail.

I don't want to derail the thread with examples, but a short trip through google will find relevant examples for any major candidate you could name, including for Romney's major opponent.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 12:54 AM on May 30, 2012 [5 favorites]


Mercia Mercia Mercia
posted by twoleftfeet at 12:55 AM on May 30, 2012


"I believe in Amercia. I believe it exists. My gut tells me I live there. I feel that it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and I strongly believe it has 50 states. And I cannot wait to see how the Washington Post spins that one tomorrow."
posted by sambosambo at 12:56 AM on May 30, 2012 [9 favorites]


Oh my God. How many people looked at this thing before they pushed it out the door???
posted by DarlingBri at 12:59 AM on May 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


Oh man. What a gift....


I'm with Milt!!
posted by Skygazer at 1:04 AM on May 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


I'm with R. Mutt.
posted by benzenedream at 1:16 AM on May 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


Mitt just lost the copy editors vote, he's doomed!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:16 AM on May 30, 2012 [8 favorites]


It's still a smaller typo than the one they keep having over at the Obama campaign, where they keep forgeting to write it as Osama.

I'm pretty sure that the President was born in Enya, and, much as I like her blend of folk melodies, synthesized backdrops, and classical motifs, I don't think it was appropriate for our President to gestate there.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:16 AM on May 30, 2012 [32 favorites]


Oh my God. How many people looked at this thing before they pushed it out the door???

Compared to how many are now looking at this and thinking how dumb it is for an American Presidential Candidate to use a cheesy phone app, that spells, "America" wrong - and then asks people to share the image to everyone they know?

A rounding error.

We got a SAT score for this guy's Verbal portion of the SAT? Or was that a rounding error, too? Guess money can't buy everything - and sometimes can't buy a country, either.
posted by alex_skazat at 1:33 AM on May 30, 2012


Wow, I guess America will have to decide between a guy who can't spell and a guy who once bowled a 37. Clearly this is what actually matters to voters, so it's imperative that the media spend as much time as possible on them, rather then say looking into the details of their economic policies and whether or not they would actually boost jobs or how they would affect the deficit.

Like, what percentage of people out there actually know that Romney's budget would actually increase the deficit? Probably fewer then the number of people who know one of his advisers once likened him to an etch-a-sketch.

I mean yeah in isolation it would be pretty funny. But the fact that this kind of thing absolutely dominates political "coverage" gets really old really fast. (Seriously, the media spent days on the bowling score thing)
posted by delmoi at 1:35 AM on May 30, 2012 [26 favorites]


Look, you don't want a bad bowler on your team.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:37 AM on May 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


Our leader weighs in.

Can we get one that says 'I'm with Matt?'
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:37 AM on May 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


Teaching unions against a better Amercia: wish to talk to Mitt after campaign.
posted by jaduncan at 1:39 AM on May 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


You can't fuck up AMERICA without the CIA.
posted by twoleftfeet at 1:40 AM on May 30, 2012 [15 favorites]


AmerCIA. What's the problem?
posted by spacelux at 1:52 AM on May 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


Perhaps this is all merely a cunning ploy to make his new slogan, 'A Bitter America', more palatable.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 1:58 AM on May 30, 2012 [8 favorites]


So will Amercia be the new Pwned?
posted by chavenet at 2:16 AM on May 30, 2012


People! Elect me as the new leader of Mercia and I shall dig a border dyke to keep out the Welsh; keep our heartland secure by building at least 18 new burhs; institute a radical new learning agenda that includes both Isadore and Boethius, and double the number of schools to six; reduce tolls on trade and stop paying Peter's Pence to an organization whose interests are not our own; restore our currency to the stable silver penny standard; and make sure the bordars don't drain the greatness of our society by imposing a strict new infangthief.

My opponent may make much of the fact that I adhere to the Irish custom of calculating Easter, but I say, "Is not Mercia a free and open land? And aren't our real enemies those terrible Wodenists who want to take away our freedoms?" Also, never forget that my opponent's father was Welsh, and there is still a question mark whether or not he was born in Dumnonia. Do you really want a Welshman in the Hwithus?

Vote Mitta Romenig in 752!

A Better Mercia. I'm with Mitt.

Paid for by the Fang Romenig to Rice, Foresittend Foresprungageldgemot.
posted by Jehan at 2:17 AM on May 30, 2012 [169 favorites]


I'm with stupid.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:24 AM on May 30, 2012 [5 favorites]


amerCIA

misspelling or freudian slip?
posted by DU at 2:35 AM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


amerCIA

Your CIA you SEE I A-in't kiddin'
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:42 AM on May 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm a spelling creator; I know how to create spellings. Words are people two, my freind.
posted by Benny Andajetz at 2:58 AM on May 30, 2012 [15 favorites]


How could that possibly slip through? This kind of attention to detail is unimportant when you are just stripping assets and liquidating, but Mitt needs to understand that he has to run the country.

If you think the Republican vision of "running the country" is somehow distinct from "stripping assets and liquidating" then you haven't been paying attention.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 3:05 AM on May 30, 2012 [23 favorites]


Jehan... you're brilliant. Your beatific and beauteous vision of an Anglo-Saxon 8th century Mitt Romney made my painful late night slightly less painful.

I want a comic of this, stat!
posted by suburbanbeatnik at 3:06 AM on May 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


If you think the Republican vision of "running the country" is somehow distinct from "stripping assets and liquidating" then you haven't been paying attention.

I think if one pays attention to the political accomplishments of Mitt Romney it becomes clear he does have other goals on his mind for the role of government beyond stripping and liquidating. For instance, as governor he signed into law a healthcare bill very similar to what Obama accomplished on the national level.

Not to mention that his career at Bain does show revitalization of some companies and is not a pure record of liquidating everything in his path.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 3:23 AM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


UAS! UAS! We're number 11!
posted by EndsOfInvention at 3:23 AM on May 30, 2012 [14 favorites]


I for one have been to Amercia and found its people, traditions, cuisine and culture to be wonderfully diverse. I think this smacks of stay-the-course US-ian imperialism to think we can just "import American values" to Amercia and layer our worldview upon theirs.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 3:24 AM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wait, is that a tumblr of all the pictures made by the app, or is it just some hand picked ones?
posted by ymgve at 3:46 AM on May 30, 2012


...as governor he signed into law a healthcare bill very similar to what Obama accomplished on the national level.

You say that like it's a good thing. These bills are like rightwing parodies of healthcare laws. "The top priority is that private insurance companies get a LOT more customers, then some magic happens, then HEALTH!"
posted by DU at 3:57 AM on May 30, 2012 [5 favorites]


Well, to be fair, the Massachusetts healthcare system is pretty great, relatively speaking. To be really fair, it appears to be firmly in Romney's past, not his future.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 4:04 AM on May 30, 2012 [5 favorites]


Looking forward to Stephen Colbert's next book, I Am a Better Amercia, and So Can Yuo!
posted by ardgedee at 4:15 AM on May 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


Is this something I'd have to be an enviromentalist to understand?
posted by Pinback at 4:17 AM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


So a Mormon millionaire walks into a bar and the bartender asks "what'll you have?"

And the millionaire replies "Don't be stupid, Mormons don't drink."

So the bartender says "well then what are you doing in a bar, are you an idiot?"

To which the millionaire replies, "I'm running for office, for Pete's sake," leaves a $10,000 tip, but fires the bartender (which he enjoys), slowly backs out of the bar, checks that the dog is still in his carrier on top of his Cadillac Escalade, observes the height of the local trees and finds said height discomforting, walks back his comments from an hour ago insisting he meant the exact opposite of whatever it was he said back then, lights a hundred dollar bill on fire, and drives off into the sunset singing Amercia (sic) the Beautiful in a voice that could break rocks with its sheer artlessness.

As his car disappears, the fired bartender shouts after him, "That's a hell of an act, what do you call it?"

And Romney shouts back over the roar of his Escalade's exaust, "The ARISCOTRATS"
posted by spitbull at 4:51 AM on May 30, 2012 [139 favorites]


observes the height of the local trees and finds said height discomforting

This is one of those things where I'll either explode with curiosity if I don't ask and I'll explode with the stupid once I find out.
posted by DU at 5:01 AM on May 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


DU, 38 Percent Agree With Romney That Michigan's Trees Are The Right Height
posted by octothorpe at 5:11 AM on May 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


Mormons want to change the name of the country. Think about it

It's not a bad idea. The brand has some serious PR issues.
posted by Trurl at 5:16 AM on May 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


He has Dan Quayle on his PR strategy advisory group.
posted by mr.ersatz at 5:26 AM on May 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


You say that like it's a good thing. These bills are like rightwing parodies of healthcare laws. "The top priority is that private insurance companies get a LOT more customers, then some magic happens, then HEALTH!"
Obama's major accomplishment in office was passing a healthcare bill that was basically the same as Romney's. You can say they are both great, or they both suck, but it doesn't really help as far as figuring out who is the better candidate.
posted by delmoi at 5:29 AM on May 30, 2012


DU, 38 Percent Agree With Romney That Michigan's Trees Are The Right Height
That poll is USELESS!! They didn't even ask if the trees were too short or too tall! How are politicians supposed know if they need to invest in fertilizer or chainsaws!!??
posted by delmoi at 5:31 AM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


I think you will find that any political figure seriously running for national office, or their staff or campaign surrogates, will commit significant gaffes along the way due to inattention to detail.

Sir, your grasp of the obvious is impeccable. You'll go fur.
posted by octobersurprise at 5:45 AM on May 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE
posted by odinsdream at 5:58 AM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Mitt Romney: the next Precedent of the Untied Tastes of Amercia.
posted by Grangousier at 6:04 AM on May 30, 2012 [6 favorites]


I mean yeah in isolation it would be pretty funny. But the fact that this kind of thing absolutely dominates political "coverage" gets really old really fast. (Seriously, the media spent days on the bowling score thing)

Agreed. Although this particular gaffe is pretty damn funny, our political culture's got to be one of the most trifling and superficial in human history... I still haven't recovered from my disgust with the US media (and for that matter, a big chunk of the public for going along for the ride) over the endless coverage they gave the barbaric yawp that killed Howard Dean's presidential ambitions.
posted by saulgoodman at 6:10 AM on May 30, 2012 [9 favorites]


How are politicians supposed know if they need to invest in fertilizer or chainsaws!!??


Surely that will be democratically settled between the lobbyists representing Big Fertilizer and a consortium representing the chainsaw industry.
posted by Grangousier at 6:11 AM on May 30, 2012


Punk'd! Millions of liberal elites just posted Mitt Romney's web site address to their twitter and facebook feeds, and Mitt just won $5 from his campaign manager.
posted by Infinity_8 at 6:14 AM on May 30, 2012 [8 favorites]


Puns and LULZ aside, the big post-Citizens United super PACs and other outside groups are mobilizing to spend $1 billion on Romney's behalf before the election, so his campaign could misspell every other word in every press release between now and November 6 and still have a very good chance of winning the contest. Also, Senate Democrats are being outspent 3-to-1 in super-PAC ad money.

So, yay, Dog bless Amercia!
posted by blucevalo at 6:15 AM on May 30, 2012 [5 favorites]


Rhaomi, I wish I could favourite this a dozen times more.
posted by jokeefe at 6:21 AM on May 30, 2012


Pwned in Amercia.
posted by eriko at 6:24 AM on May 30, 2012


Mitt, when I say I'm with you, I don't mean I understand where you're coming from; I mean, I'm with you.
posted by charred husk at 6:25 AM on May 30, 2012


I'm with Carlos Mencia
posted by fungible at 6:26 AM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm waiting for the counter argument that this focus on spelling is elitist.
posted by Lord_Pall at 6:27 AM on May 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


There's a typo? Was it supposed to say "A Bitter Amercia"?
posted by mazola at 6:28 AM on May 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Leslie Knope: Trish, Alexis de Tocqueville called America the great experiment. What can we do as citizens to improve on that experiment?

Trish Ianetta: Uh, well, uh, I think America is the land of the free, which is a wonderful thing, and also the brave, where people can live. And nobody can ever take that away from you. And it never gives up. But the high birthing rate of immigrants frightens me! No offense to anyone out there, but if it were up to me and my family, I would actually call it our America, and not their America! Thank you.
posted by discopolo at 6:35 AM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


They make it too easy. Like shooting Republicans in a barrel.
posted by kinnakeet at 6:39 AM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


A CAMERA BEER TIT
A CRAB EATER MITE
BACTERIA ARE MET
MACABRE TEA RITE

and perhaps best of all:

ERRATA CIA BET ME
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:41 AM on May 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


A couple weeks ago, I saw an opening for a digital advertising-related job with "a political organization" that looked pretty good. I sent a response saying that I was interested, but I needed to know: which political organization? Yep, the Romney campaign. That ended that, but I briefly daydreamed about taking the job and sabotaging any ads I touched.

I wonder if that job had anything to do with the app. Typos happen in advertising, and I've caught some big ones. I can just imagine myself composing an email reading URGENT!! MAJOR MISSPELLING IN APP, then clicking "cancel," and snickering all the way to the unemployment line.
posted by Metroid Baby at 6:45 AM on May 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


our political culture's got to be one of the most trifling and superficial in human history

I don't think we've quite gotten to the horse in the Senate stage yet.

Although having Rand Paul in there is close.
posted by localroger at 6:47 AM on May 30, 2012 [7 favorites]


I rarely laugh out loud at the internets, but this one hit that sweet spot... I can't even.
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 6:49 AM on May 30, 2012 [5 favorites]


This reminds me of the sometimes brilliant Twitter parody account, Mott Romney:
Abama has not let UAID inspectors into his Tomb-Tree orchard. What has he hiding? Put a men in the orchard, Abam! Let the men! >
posted by statolith at 6:52 AM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Amercian as Mitt's Apple SauseMT.
posted by iamkimiam at 6:58 AM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is all a plan to get over-educated liberals all pedantic about spelling, thus gaining Romney the vital defensive insecure illiterate vote, and winning him the election. Our only way to fight back is to put a Morney, Nomrey, and Ronmey on the ballot and force a split of the illiterate vote.
posted by idiopath at 7:07 AM on May 30, 2012 [8 favorites]


A Better Amercia = we're all scrood
posted by CynicalKnight at 7:14 AM on May 30, 2012


I'm with Mitt. And his sister. I think her name is Debra.
posted by bakerina at 7:22 AM on May 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


All very funny. Aside from a "screenshot" in a single article, is there any proof this is legit?

Anytime something feels deliciously too good to be true...
posted by IAmBroom at 7:23 AM on May 30, 2012


grapesaresour: Our leader weighs in.

You know, there are serious questions about when, where (and if) that person ever signed up.
posted by kurumi at 7:30 AM on May 30, 2012


IAmBroom: It's very legit. It's still up as of now, linked to from the official and verified @MittRomney Twitter account.
posted by lodev at 7:34 AM on May 30, 2012


Just remember -- Flip Romney was for AMERCIA before he was against it!
posted by ericb at 7:34 AM on May 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


I would have thought 'operation infiltration' would have waited for more critical opportunities to destroy them from the inside.

Wait, what, this wasn't part of the op? Oh hell, why bother monkeywrenching when the legit volunteers will do your work for you?


This is hilarious, but nowhere near as subtle as Rick Santorum's Conservatives Unite Moneybomb. That one just reeks of a sabotage effort, though I couldn't begin to guess which side was behind it.
posted by spitefulcrow at 7:40 AM on May 30, 2012


Can we get one that says 'I'm with Matt?'

Matt Ramney is his porn star name.
posted by zippy at 7:47 AM on May 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Just this one time I'm loving the deliberateness with which Apple processes submissions to the App Store. I wonder what the turn around time is on update approvals, or if the person processing this particular one is in any way tempted to drag their feet on it.
posted by hwestiii at 7:49 AM on May 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oh my god. I'm an online campaigner for a political organization and this is literally my worst fear. One of my coworkers and I have a running joke about how, whenever we send out a late-scale email, we have to leave the room because it's so terrifying.

I want to mock, but really, I feel for whomever bottom-lined this project. Eeek.
posted by lunasol at 7:57 AM on May 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


This thread is de bumb.
posted by dbiedny at 7:58 AM on May 30, 2012


Fools. "AMERICA" can't be copyrighted. AMERCIA©™® on the other hand, is ripe for incorporating, protecting, and charging the hoi polloi every time we refer to it.

How will Romney decrease the deficit, indeed. Who needs jobs when you can privatize the country and sell it back to the little folk piecemeal?
posted by Mchelly at 8:08 AM on May 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Romeny/Trump for Amercia
posted by Right On Red at 8:16 AM on May 30, 2012


Hey, remember when Obama accidentally said that he had visited "all 57 states" and the right wing email chain industry had a field day?

Where are they now? I mean, I understand why they wouldn't be jumping on this opportunity, but are they even responding to the comedy of the situation?
posted by Sticherbeast at 8:20 AM on May 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Republicans really make me sic.
posted by Celsius1414 at 8:23 AM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Republicans really make me [sic].
posted by Sticherbeast at 8:25 AM on May 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Their response was pretty much "Hey, remember when Obama said there were 57 states?"
posted by TwoWordReview at 8:30 AM on May 30, 2012


I will wait for the German version, 'mit Mitt'.
posted by mazola at 8:35 AM on May 30, 2012 [5 favorites]


Me fail English? That's unpossible!
posted by kirkaracha at 8:40 AM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Is he suggesting that coconuts migrate?
posted by The Bellman at 8:47 AM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Their response was pretty much "Hey, remember when Obama said there were 57 states?"

This makes me want to lie down and take a nap.
posted by Sticherbeast at 8:55 AM on May 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Q: You hear the one about the dyslexic Mormon?

A: He thought Dog appeared to the Amercian Indians.
posted by jonp72 at 9:02 AM on May 30, 2012


Also, never forget that my opponent's father was Welsh, and there is still a question mark whether or not he was born in Dumnonia.

Oh, c'mon. Every vassal knows that Obama was born in Kent, or, as the Romanii used to call it, Cantia.
posted by benito.strauss at 9:11 AM on May 30, 2012


This may just be a clever ploy to boost the app download numbers.
posted by mach at 9:11 AM on May 30, 2012


*Sir Bedevere voice"

Well, perhaps he means a Mercia. There are two you know- the one in Spain, and the one just above Epping. It could be that he just hasn't decided which one is better, and when he does, then he'll choose which one he wants to be president of.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:23 AM on May 30, 2012


Well, this is embarassing but appropriate:
we send out a late-scale email
That should be large-scale email. Stupid autocorrect! But again, very appropriate!
posted by lunasol at 9:24 AM on May 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'll give my best cuniformists on this folks.
Yes, I will have a Vernors beverage, thank you.
posted by clavdivs at 9:29 AM on May 30, 2012


How about an app that says, "I'm with Meatfilter!"
posted by Renoroc at 9:30 AM on May 30, 2012 [5 favorites]


Also, as someone who does this sort of thing for a living, I'm not sure how much it really reflects on the campaign. Yes, they should have much more stringent controls in place for things like this (for instance, I can't send an email to any audience without getting at least three other sets of eyes on it) but these things do happen.

That said, I have never heard of anything like this happening on the Obama campaign, going all the way back to 2008. OFA is a an extremely tight ship.
posted by lunasol at 9:30 AM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


The app is a bit of a fail all around: they put the text overlay graphics in the binary* rather than having them d/l in the background post-install from say, S3, so updating the graphics requires going through Apple's app update process which is anywhere from 3 days for an expedited review to 7 days. It's also iOS 5 only for absolutely no good reason whatsoever.

*This also means that as long as someone who has downloaded this version does not accept the app update from iTunes, you can have Amercia forever.
posted by jamaro at 9:51 AM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Who's the happiest person in Amercia this morning?
posted by puffmoike at 9:55 AM on May 30, 2012


Our only way to fight back is to put a Morney, Nomrey, and Ronmey on the ballot and force a split of the illiterate vote.

That's actually a Republican tactic. Like the year they put Dick Durkin up against Dick Durbin for IL Senate.
posted by hwyengr at 10:14 AM on May 30, 2012


The app has been updated.

"What's New in Version 1.0.1
bug fixes"
posted by ericb at 10:15 AM on May 30, 2012 [6 favorites]


GOGGLE RON PAUL
posted by LordSludge at 10:15 AM on May 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Romney/Dolan 2012
posted by hillabeans at 10:23 AM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


"My name is Mitt Ronmey, and I aproved this app."
posted by Ardiril at 10:38 AM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


ericb: "The app has been updated

"What's New in Version 1.0.1
bug fixes"
"

Damn lieberals in Apple holding up the update to make the Mittster look bad!
posted by narcoleptic at 10:39 AM on May 30, 2012


Today we are all Amercians
posted by flabdablet at 11:03 AM on May 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Romney/Strunk & White 2012
posted by rmless at 11:20 AM on May 30, 2012 [6 favorites]


Amer=Amir? Nothing? Ok. How about:

Amir-CIA. THINK ABOUT IT.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:31 AM on May 30, 2012


Look at all the people downloading this thing just for the silly typo. If Romney had any brains at all the app wouldn't be free.

JUST LIKE AMERCIA
posted by Sys Rq at 12:31 PM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Renoroc: How about an app that says, "I'm with Meatfilter!"

Would that be some kind of porn aggregator? Versus, say, a butchery aggregator.
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 12:39 PM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Our only way to fight back is to put a Morney, Nomrey, and Ronmey on the ballot and force a split of the illiterate vote.

Oh my sweet Jesus. That's brilliant.

Sample Ballot:

Barack Obama (D)
Mitt Romney (R)
Miff Normey (Ri)
Midd Ronmey (Rz)
Mill Rorney (Ro)

Ri=Repiblican party
Rz=Rezordlican party
Ro=Reportican party
posted by emjaybee at 1:58 PM on May 30, 2012 [11 favorites]


Renoroc: How about an app that says, "I'm with Meatfilter!"

Would that be some kind of porn aggregator? Versus, say, a butchery aggregator.


Meatfilter.com actually sends you to an amazon.com sub-site listing vegan cookbooks.

Beginning with my favorite, The Veganomicon
posted by Gygesringtone at 4:35 PM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Amercia, fuct yeah
posted by flabdablet at 5:40 PM on May 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


"A Better Amercia (sp?)"
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 1:40 AM on May 31, 2012


A CAMERA BEER TIT
A CRAB EATER MITE
BACTERIA ARE MET
MACABRE TEA RITE

I love this poem.
posted by Rei Toei at 5:33 AM on May 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


Looking forward to Stephen Colbert's next book, I Am a Better Amercia, and So Can Yuo!

Colbert sings "Amercia the Beautiful"
posted by Fleebnork at 9:18 AM on May 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


R Money 2021

R Money
posted by palbo at 10:48 AM on May 31, 2012


Romney/Dolan 2012

I don't think anyone is going to want Dolan on their team after this: Catholic Cardinal Authorized $20K To Pay Off Pedophile Priests, Then Railed Against ‘Immorality’ Of Gay Marriage
posted by homunculus at 2:13 PM on May 31, 2012


I don't think anyone is going to want Dolan on their team after this: Catholic Cardinal Authorized $20K To Pay Off Pedophile Priests, Then Railed Against ‘Immorality’ Of Gay Marriage
Ahem, I was referring to Dolan Duck.
posted by hillabeans at 2:19 PM on May 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh. Never mind.
posted by homunculus at 5:02 PM on May 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ever know anyone who uses or sells Melaleuca products? Yeah, well that company was pretty much built and designed as an instrument to funnel money into the Romney campaign. A lot of folks are pissed.
posted by saulgoodman at 6:21 PM on June 2, 2012


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