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GOP War on Caterpillars!!

 
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GOP War on Caterpillars!!
For anyone NOT on Twitter today....you missed on a brilliant afternoon of crazy tweeting. For those on Twitter - you were probably swamped with #GOPWarOnCaterpillar tweets all afternoon...or at least saw one or two.

Go here:

[link to twitter.com (secure)]

and have a read. At one point it was the #3 trending topic in the world. Some very funny and pointed posts.


A quick summary is that it all started with this article:
[link to jezebel.com]

The RNC chairman equated the "so-called" war on women was like saying the GOP had a war on caterpillars.

Then it just exploded...

Read John Scalzi's blog about the twitter blitz (he started it!).

[link to whatever.scalzi.com]

I've read that Rachel Maddow covered it today (I'll be watching the re-air at midnight). And don't roll your eyes...this is NOT an MSNBC thing. They just seem to be the first to glom onto the story (and I don't know what she said).

I'm thinking that by the next news cycle - it will be picked up by everyone. I mean come on... a war on caterpillars? How can they not grab it. The question is whether they GET it or try to spin it as people actually thinking there IS a war on Caterpillars.

Oh wait....there is actually a war on caterpillars:
[link to www.theatlantic.com]


But it's not the same war as the one on Twitter. It's a different one.
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04/05/2012 10:55 PM
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Re: GOP War on Caterpillars!!
Caterpillars, as in Big Yellow Bulldozers...count me out, those things can destroy some serious shit!
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04/05/2012 10:59 PM
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Re: GOP War on Caterpillars!!
Martin Bashir has covered it too:

[link to video.msnbc.msn.com]

This Washington Post Op-Ed missed the point:

[link to www.washingtonpost.com]


The Daily Caller:

[link to dailycaller.com]


Tons more:

[link to www.google.com (secure)]


Some talk about the "fictional" War on Caterpillars and some are covering the Atlantic article of the actual war on caterpillars.
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Re: GOP War on Caterpillars!!
Caterpillars, as in Big Yellow Bulldozers...count me out, those things can destroy some serious shit!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1366653


Nah, we're talking about the ones that become beautiful butterflies. :oD
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Re: GOP War on Caterpillars!!
Here's the Rachel Maddow blog with video clip:

[link to www.mediaite.com]
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04/05/2012 11:03 PM
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Re: GOP War on Caterpillars!!
Atlantic Wire:

[link to www.theatlanticwire.com]
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04/05/2012 11:53 PM
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MSNBC is really all over this.

The Ed Show also covered it:
[link to www.msnbc.msn.com]

Disclaimer: I hate MSNBC. I NEVER watch it. I thinks it's the worst of the news stations - yes, even worse than Fox. But I gotta give credit where credit's due. They are covering this and no one else is so far.
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Cool! ABC is on it..

[link to abcnews.go.com]
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Re: GOP War on Caterpillars!!
bump for the day crowd.


I haven't gotten to looking at today's news feed to see if this has gone viral yet....anyone have some new links?