Oregon Tea Party steals Anonymous' slogan; Anonymous takes it back3:27 am - 07/27/2010
Gawker: Oregon Tea Party Borrows 4chan's Slogan
We've asked whether hacker website 4chan is a cyberbully. We've asked what they have against 11-year-old girls. But has anyone thought to ask about 4chan's political persuasion? Because Oregon's Tea Party just stole their slogan.
4chan's menacing creed has turned up in a most unlikely place. It appears in Oregon Tea Party recruitment material (and in the hands of a middle-aged Oregonian woman, left, who prefaces it with "As a Mom...") If any local Tea Party members have yet to realize where the slogan originated, that should be pretty clear as soon as 4chan finishes taking down the remains of the Oregon Tea Party's Facebook page. [Geekosystem, TNW, via Arken]
According to the page at Geekosystem, Anonymous flooded the Oregon Tea Party's page with "Desus, Heracrosses, and links to sex toy websites, among other things." The most recent update says that "The Oregon Tea Party will no longer be using the slogan." Also, the Oregon Tea Party's wall is now blank.