From Under the Golden Dome, 5/31/11
Just recently @Crazy_BobVP was created to poke fun at
Iowa’s poodle trainer. The accounts tweets are harmless
jokes, such as the user’s post “That’s funny, I don’t
remember telling @MittRomney that he is allowed to
come to Iowa this month” or “If the rapture takes place
on Saturday the Capturing Momentum Tour will begin at
noon on Tuesday at the pizza ranch by the pearly gates.”
But sometime recently, the account was suspended by
Twitter for impersonation.
After looking into Twitter’s Impersonation account
suspension process, filing a report to cancel an account
is a drawn out process that could take as long as a week
to complete. And the person filing the report has to
provide, among other things, a fax of his/her driver’s
license and a signed letter requesting the account be
deactivated. To sum it up, Cry-Baby Bob had to take a
lot of time out of his ‘busy’ day of hunting RINOs and
traveling to Pizza Ranches to make sure this harmless
parody of him was silenced. This shouldn’t come as a
surprise to anyone who knows the history of this spoiled
little infant that is disguised as a politician in big-boy
Even Congressional candidate Christie Vilsack has a
parody account: @FakeChristieV. Her tweets include
“The welcome sign in Primghar, ‘Where men are men
and the sheep are nervous.’ WHAT KIND OF SICK
FUCKS ARE WE DEALING WITH HERE?!!!” and
“Algona means ‘toothless bastards’ in Norwegian.
They’re living up to your name today, good God.
These accounts are still active because the politicians
they joke about have realized that mockery is part of
being in the public spotlight. Bob “Hissy Fit” Vander
Plaats should realize that he cannot stop the satire
that will follow him everywhere, especially when he
surrounds himself with musket-toting Tea Party
activists and says that the Government needs to cut
spending while his organization took $3 million from
in federal grants.
Crazy Bob appears to have plenty of time on his hands,
so I’d like to encourage everyone to create their own
Bob Vander Plaats parody account. You’ll know you’ve
won when Bob decides to spend a week working to get
the account deleted. Then just start up a new one!
And lastly I would like to give Bob a bit of advice: if you
can’t take a joke, get a real job, stop saying crazy things,
and stop parading around the state holding tea party
rallies at Pizza Ranches.
The campaign against Iowa’s judiciary by Bob Vander Plaats is funded by out-of-state money, the speakers are from out of state, and the buses are from out of state,” she said. “It is simply an exercise in the use of PAC money and special interest money and out of state interests.
— Attorney Christine Branstad, Gov. Terry's niece, quoted in GavelGrab
So, by upholding the Iowa constitution and allowing same sex marriage, I am going to lose all my freedoms. I will lose more of my freedoms if Rick Santorum and Bob Vander Plaats get their way.
— Stephen Brubaker, in a comment to the Des Moines Register