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Posted on 09/14/2008 10:12:24 PM PDT by ottbmare

How did this happen?

Today I downloaded and installed Mozilla Firefox 3.0. Mozilla had been nagging me for some time to do this, so I finally figured that today I had time, and I went ahead with it. I have been a Firefox user for a few years and have had zero trouble with it.

As I was messing around with it late this evening I found that the homepage icon on the toolbar was connected to "My Barack Obama.com". Imagine my disgust. I have NEVER visited this site in my life, and I certainly did not choose this as my homepage. I can only conclude that it came pre-loaded as the default homepage. Has anyone else had this somewhat shocking experience? Is this SOP for the Mozilla products?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: browser; firefox; obama

1 posted on 09/14/2008 10:12:25 PM PDT by ottbmare
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To: ottbmare

Plus it made a $50 deduction from your next paycheck for Hairplugs International and Associates.


2 posted on 09/14/2008 10:18:32 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurtureĀ™)
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To: ottbmare

As the old saw goes, “just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.”

Cheers
TBT


3 posted on 09/14/2008 10:19:49 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("Spare me all the phony talk about change." Senator Barack Obama)
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To: ottbmare

Maybe you have been cursed.


4 posted on 09/14/2008 10:21:48 PM PDT by gitmo (Some days you're the dog. Some days you're the hydrant.)
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To: ottbmare

I installed Firefox on my new laptop a few months ago and it was fine. I set it to Drudge and have had no problems at all.


5 posted on 09/14/2008 10:22:18 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: ottbmare

I suspect that the ex-Mr. OTTB did it as a practical joke when I was out of the room, in an effort to make me crazy(er). Or just because he really likes Obama. I’m trying to get a confession out of him before I go off on the Mozilla people.


6 posted on 09/14/2008 10:26:53 PM PDT by ottbmare
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To: ottbmare

I just installed it with no problems. In any case, it’s my understanding that the Mozilla people, unlike those at Google, are not monolithically left-wing.


7 posted on 09/14/2008 10:30:47 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: ottbmare
Just grabbed and installed a copy of Firefox 3 (3.0.1 win32 en-US, tbe).

Was the 0bama link in Bookmarks -> Bookmarks Toolbar -> Most Visited?

If so, Firefox3 may have grabbed the address from an older copy of Firefox.

Those are dynamic. They will change over time.

There doesn't seem to be anything nefarious. :)

8 posted on 09/14/2008 10:43:22 PM PDT by CE2949BB (McCain/Palin 08)
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To: oblomov

The ex-Mr. OTTB, cackling hysterically, has admitted that he did this when my back was turned, on grounds that I “need some political education.” He of course is voting for Obama. (There’s a reason I divorced the idiot, and this isn’t it, but I should think this would be grounds for divorce and mucho alimony in and of itself! Maybe I can go back to court and get awarded spousal support on grounds that my ex is a liberal moron.)

OK, it was pretty funny. I told him he should have had a video camera to record the expression on my face and the hissing, spitting outrage when I saw that website and those big flapping ears come up.


9 posted on 09/14/2008 10:46:05 PM PDT by ottbmare
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To: ottbmare

I download the upgrade about a week ago and my homepage stayed the same. They are out to get YOU.


10 posted on 09/14/2008 10:48:11 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Real change actually changes something.)
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To: ottbmare

Tell ex-Mr. OTTB that only terrorist-friendly voters support Obama, and most of them have little weeners, lol


11 posted on 09/15/2008 12:11:34 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history. (Obama is his 2nd term))
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To: mkjessup; ottbmare

If it wasn’t small before it will be. I hired an African witch doctor to put a spell on all males who vote for 0bama to make their wieners fall off.


12 posted on 09/15/2008 12:36:28 AM PDT by TigersEye (Buckhead of the Bikini-clad Barracuda)
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Was it this guy? He looks mad enough to do the job:
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13 posted on 09/15/2008 12:43:44 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history. (Obama is his 2nd term))
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Whoa there! I woulda hired that guy but I didn’t want to get close enough to give him the money.


14 posted on 09/15/2008 3:31:33 AM PDT by TigersEye (Buckhead of the Bikini-clad Barracuda)
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To: ottbmare
That's interesting.

My toolbar has BarackObamaSucks.com on it.

15 posted on 09/15/2008 3:35:30 AM PDT by Allegra (Prayers up for all in Ike's path. Please be safe...my hometown.)
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To: TigersEye
Whoa there! I woulda hired that guy but I didn’t want to get close enough to give him the money.

He wasn't after your money. LOL
16 posted on 09/15/2008 5:58:10 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history. (Obama is his 2nd term))
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To: TigersEye
I hired an African witch doctor to put a spell on all males who vote for 0bama to make their wieners fall off.

I told him that. He says he thinks you got the curse backwards, it's having the opposite effect.

17 posted on 09/15/2008 9:04:55 PM PDT by ottbmare
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To: ottbmare

Download Google Chrome. Much better browser than Firefox.


18 posted on 09/15/2008 9:09:44 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: mkjessup
Was it this guy? He looks mad enough to do the job:

No, that couldn't have been the guy. That's a picture of my ex. I told you I had some good reasons for divorcing him.

19 posted on 09/15/2008 9:11:59 PM PDT by ottbmare
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To: Astronaut
Download Google Chrome. Much better browser than Firefox.

I tried. It wouldn't go. I have an antique computer.

20 posted on 09/15/2008 9:13:10 PM PDT by ottbmare
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A practical joker deserves applause for his wit according to its quality. Bastinado is about right. For exceptional wit one might grant keelhauling. But staking out on an anthill should be reserved for the very wittiest. - Robert Heinlein
21 posted on 09/15/2008 9:13:25 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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I will inform the witty one.

So you and Robert Heinlein don’t think that having his weiner fall off from an African curse is punishment enough?


22 posted on 09/15/2008 9:34:32 PM PDT by ottbmare
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He hasn't cast his vote yet has he?

;^)

23 posted on 09/15/2008 10:10:47 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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