Run, Michael, Run

This is the plea of thousands of bloggers, pundits, and late night comedians to Michael Steele. Politico reports that Steele said he’s going to make some sort of announcement tomorrow with regards to the chairmanship of the RNC, but nobody knows if he’s going to step down or announce his run for reelection.

Besides, if he steps down, what excuse would I have to run this photo?


He’s one of the few Republicans who delivers the lines but looks as though he knows it’s crap. As a blogger, I will miss him.

It’s because libruls fear him that they mock him.

TJ: Gawker accounts hacked. Go change your passwords and run a cleansing session if you still have an account with them. No word on whether Nick Denton said something to piss off Wikileaks.

@SanFranLefty: Thanks – changed Jalopnik password as soon as I heard.

@SanFranLefty: Should I worry if I haven’t logged into any of their sites in many moons?

Oh and top ten reason to hack an iPhone? Free* wifi hotspot wherever there’s a 3G signal.

*Assuming you have a grandfathered unlimited data plan.

@SanFranLefty: No worries, I burned both my accounts during The Great Jezebel Panty Raid.

@SanFranLefty: Background here. Hackers are a petulant bunch.

@nojo: Blargh. If you every have the time or inclination, can you write about the history and relationship between phreaks, hackers, crackers, LOIC dumbasses and how all this behavior is just going to make it easier for Congress to pass CEA?

@JNOV: Sure:

“They’re all hackers.”

Additional nomenclature is simply bullshit.

@nojo: yeah thats not what I was I looking for at all… . Thats just stupid. Can you do it properly please? I am extremely emotional over this and was up all night in tears. you seem to think it is funny… . Fine. That will have to do.

@JNOV: No, what’s stupid is the hackers inventing all those names for themselves. Really. It’s fucking tiresome. Being corrected on it is like my friend who insisted on the proper pronunciation of “croissant” at eight-fucking-thirty while we were waiting in line. Just gimme the damn crescent roll and a coffee.

But, in the interest of clarification, I will allow three categories:

1. Phone Phreaks: Old School black-box types, such as Woz, who faked dialtones for long-distance calls.

2. Script Kiddies: Anyone who downloads a packaged hacker script and considers themselves thusly l33t.

3. Hackers: Everyone else.

Beyond that, it’s not worth the trouble.

I won a Michelle Obama action figure at the family dreidel game tonight. I know there will be questions about how she is dressed; photo to come in the sandbox.

@JNOV: :-( You didn’t recognize that I’d stolen that quote from Missing Missy and had basically conceded?

I do see a difference between people who search for exploits just because they can and maybe for bragging rights but don’t execute exploits (hackers) and people who exploit exploits for money (crackers). But that’s just me buying into a mythology, I guess. Honor amongst thieves? I’m tired of the hype surrounding these cyberwarswannabes, though.

@JNOV: I can’t cite 27b/6 chapter & verse. I just want the black poster.

But if you wanna deal with hackers/crackers/white hats/black hats and all the rest, fine by me. I’m not gonna care unless Wired pays me to.

@nojo: Fair enough. I jump for cash, bitch!

Fox: RNC Chairman Steele to Announce He Won’t Run for Second Term

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is expected to announce he will drop out of the highly contested race to keep his post, sources told on Sunday.

Not the most robust sourcing, however.

@nojo: Fox revises:

But Steele has been unpredictable, especially over recent weeks, and some close to the GOP chairman say he wants to run for another term and is struggling to find enough support for a second term.

That’s flimsy sourcing for ya.

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