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Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Twitter Account Hacked, Grammar Temporarily Improved

It was no PantsBurnLegWound, though

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Word’s spreading around the Twitterscape that U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa had his Twitter account hacked this afternoon. Politico is saying that the hacker is a supporter of Anonymous.

Sen. Grassley, for those that might not know, is a co-sponsor for Protect IP Act. Unfortunately for us, the original hacked tweets have already been deleted – although his people did confirm that the tweets weren’t authorized – from his account so the best you’ll have to do is with this retweet (and yes, multiple other people have retweeted the same post from Grassley’s account – this is just the one I sampled):

RT @ChuckGrassley: Dear Iowans, vote against ACTA, SOPA, and PIPA, because this man, Chuck Grassley, wants YOUR internet censored(image) 1 hour ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Politico reports that the following additional posts were tweeted (but they’re gone now, as well):

  • Dear Iowans, vote against ACTA, SOPA, and PIPA, because this man, Chuck Grassley, wants YOUR internet censored and all of that BS. Yes I was hacked.
  • Yes, I am an Anonymous follower
  • Chuck is a supporter of SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA, meaning he wants no privacy for private accounts.
  • I really wanted Herman Cain to get president this year.
  • #Winning
  • Well, its been fun getting Chuck’s account this week, so I better get off. I got nothing better to do since we got a snow day here in Osage.
  • Grassley, to me, will always be remembered for his amazing tweet from all the way back in 2009 that, unfortunately, I can’t find the original tweet for that either (I know, I’m useless). However, thanks to the Internets, I present the text of the tweet to you:

    Work on farm Fri. Burning piles of brush WindyFire got out of control. Thank God for good naber He help get undr control PantsBurnLegWound.

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    In case you’re new to the phenomenon of Grassley Tweets, the grammar in the above 2009 tweet can’t be attributed to the fact that he was on fire – his Twitterspeak is always that bad. Here are a few recent gems:

    IowaGOP…Do u want stay 1st in nation caucus? So quit crying ovr spilt milk Our leaders do great:Look..$$$ & votr affiliation(image) 2 days ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® · powered by @socialditto

    Can’t bliev Obama stopd pipeline. He puts China intrest ahead of US bc Canada is going sell oil either US or China Does Prez want jobs?(image) 4 days ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® · powered by @socialditto

    Had a minute to stop for coffee and a roll in Osceola and wound up with the largest sweet roll I’ve ever seen at the Family Table enuf43pl.(image) 5 days ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® · powered by @socialditto

    Nate Silver, who is pretty good with elections over at his Fivethirtyeight blog, posted the most astute confirmation of Grassley’s hacked account:

    You can identify the hacked posts in @ChuckGrassley‘s twitter feed because the hacker sometimes uses complete sentences.(image) 1 hour ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

    Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Twitter Account Hacked, Grammar Temporarily Improved
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    • http://www.gregorymorgan.net Gregory Morgan

      Ha ha ha, that all important grammar. lol

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