Moderators from popular news discussion site Newsvine report that users SuckitPalin! and OsamabinVoten accidentally agreed when in the midst of a heated flame war and, soon thereafter, died of shock.
SuckitPalin!, in real life a 38-yr old man named Don Davis from Berkeley, California, had been taunting OsamabinVoten, real name Jenna Masterson, 22 of Detroit, Michican in a relentless attack on her incessant postings about the citizenship of President-Elect Barack Obama.
"Clearly, your Eight Mile Education finds you ill-prepared to match wits with people on Newsvine, as my 43 "up" votes on my LAST POST is 42 more than you've gotten in this whole debate. Do the whole site a favor and go play on the FOX News blog instead, loser. He's an American!" Davis wrote.
Masterson, blood boiling and listening to Hannity & Colmes while typing furiously, replied "You're such a douche, and Sarah Palin could totally kick your ass you bitch. You just can't handle it that your boy OSAMA can't prove that he was born in the United States. Even if he WAS born in Hawaii it wasn't even a STATE when he was born!"
Such back-and-forth attacks, which started at approximately 6:15pm CST, ended abruptly after another lengthy debate on whose mother was best equipped to kick the other's ass, when both bloggers horrifyingly found common ground. Only 30 seconds apart, both posted essentially the same thing.
Davis: "At least the constitution will prevent George W Bush from ever running again!"
Masterson: "George W Bush has fucked my party for eternity, thank god he's out for good!"
Soon after the almost-identical postings, all communcation stopped. Concerned fellow liberal McCain't, 33 year-old Janet Hockings of Oakland, CA, who had met Davis the week before at an anti-Palin rally, called emergency services to check on him, only to find that he had clearly died of shock at his computer. Reluctantly, she also called authorities at Masterson's Detroit dormitory who found her in a similar state.
Both liberal and conservative members of Newsvine were tempted to post snarky obituaries for their philisophical opponents, but held back.
"It's not that I was afraid of being un-PC," said Sarah Davidson of Denver, Colorado, "but I was afraid I'd say something super hurtful and bitchy like 'Well, at least that dead bitch can't vote' at the same time someone else was saying that about SuckitPalin! and it might kill both of us, too."