Oct 192014
 

57-Patty

Patty is a regular, and you’ll find her excellent comments on virtually every article, almost every day.  She comes to us from Care2, but not recently, because a bug at that site nixed her ID again.    This is her eighth Big Mouth Award, having also posted the 28,000th comment in January, the 31,000th comment in May, the 33,000th comment in July, the 35,000th in September 2012.  She posted the 41,000th in March and   the 49,000th in November 2013. She also posted the 51,000th  in March, 2014.  Patty’s is still a MAJOR Jig Zone predator, and is now known as the Patty Monster.  She attacks those puzzles with all the zeal of a Republican politician protecting racist police.    Though seldom Cat Boxed, she does get Big footed and on occasion.  She almost got me in fantasy football! She remains a completely welcome regular here.  Please be generous with your praise, which she certainly deserves.

Pardon the delay. With my recent schedule, it just got by me.

Share
Oct 172014
 

Here are the results of our Fix the SCROTUS Damage poll.  Politics Plus Polls are not scientific, because those who respond are not balanced according to demographic categories.   Therefore, we do not accurately reflect the makeup of the US population.  Nevertheless, our polls are often both accurate and indicative of the nation’s view.

1017Poll

And here are your comments:

Showing comments 1-11 of 11.

Posted by Arielle   October 8, 2014 at 6:35 am.  

 

Long, long time… the SCOTUS have children who have been brainwashed into thinking as they think – The Koch brothers probably have coffins in their basements and will just keep living as all vampires do. Etc. etc.

clip_image001

 

Posted by Edie  October 5, 2014 at 5:20 pm.  

 

I said 24 because several of them are young enough to last that long.

 

Posted by Rixar13  October 4, 2014 at 6:09 am.  

 

16 years is a wild guess but with a Republican Congress – Longer

clip_image002

 

Posted by Phil  October 3, 2014 at 4:58 pm.  

 

Longer = forever. Republicans must never again wield power and influence over U.S. American politics; they’re a danger to the nation and to the world.

 

Posted by Patty  October 2, 2014 at 6:09 am.  

 

I was going to say 16 and then thought these Koch suckers can afford excellent medical care and will be kept alive no matter what happens to them just like Chicken Hawk Cheney. I went with 24 because it might be enough to get rid of at east 2 of the older ones.

clip_image003

 

Posted by Joanne D  October 2, 2014 at 4:08 am.  

 

I was optimistic and sent with 16 years. But you guys may be right. Unfortunately, however long it is, I doubt I will be around to see even the tipping appointment, let alone the cleanup. Don’t get discouraged – keep fighting – you younger ones.

 

Posted by Yvonne White  October 1, 2014 at 10:29 am.  

 

I went with 24 years (at Least), because RepubliCONs never retire or die as soon as you Need them to! :(

 

Posted by mamabear  October 1, 2014 at 9:47 am.  

 

24 or more. With the clowns on the other side I can see it happening. fingers crossed

 

Posted by dave c  October 1, 2014 at 7:15 am.  

 

unfortunately I say at least 48, some of GW’s appts are still so young…..of course, the real answer maybe no matter of time will ever undue the atrocities the GOP has done to the citizens of the US and the world.

clip_image001[1]

 

Posted by gene  October 1, 2014 at 2:49 am.  

 

24 at least, maybe more. That should get rid of Scalia and Thomas and it is important to control the Senate so progressive nominee’s can be confirmed.

 

Posted by John Dasef  September 30, 2014 at 3:05 pm.  

 

Unfortunately, most of the fascist five are relatively young. Unless one or more of them are impeached, which is unlikely, we will spend a long time waiting for them to die.

I voted Longer.  I figured that it will be another 20 – 25 years before the last of the fascist five is ready to retire, or if they die in office, begin their downward journey.   However I did bot pick 24, because they will do a lot more damage during that time, ands once their gone, that damage will not be instant instantly repaired.  I figure that will take another 20 – 25 years.

The new poll is up, and I’m not going to insult your intelligence by making false claims about it.  It’s the only political push poll I have written.  My God grant that I never feel the need to write another.

Share
Oct 022014
 

In September, Politics Plus was excessively slow in all categories.  It was so bad, I feel quite discouraged.  Here is our latest summary:

usage92014

Stats9-2014

In the monthly totals, a Site is any website from which someone accessed our server, a Hit is every access attempt to our server, and a File is every access attempt to our server that returned data.  The difference between Hits and Files is from access attempts that were sent in error or damaged in transit and failed attempts by hackers, spammers, phishers, and Republicans to access the back end and take control of the site.  Any questions?

Here is our latest Clustrmap:

Map9-2014

ClusterMaps misses a lot of, because many visits can’t be easily traced to a location.  It shows only the visits from March 2 to September 6, when it was last updated.  Therefore the map is unchanged from last month.

Here are our top five articles:

A Republican Freedom 9/24/2013 1,095
Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs 1/17/2010 717
How Republicans Support Our Troops 5/31/2011 337
A Republican Staffer Tells the Truth! 9/5/2011 308
Last Week’s Republican Lunacies 6/9/2014 251

Several years are represented here, but at least one article from last month should have made the list.

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers:

Google 2,209
Care2 2,186
Stumbleupon 286
Microsoft Bing 108

All are down.

Here are our top  blog/news referrers:

http://bildungblog.blogspot.com/
http://frieddogleg.blogspot.com/
http://oakcreekforum.blogspot.com/
http://infidel753.blogspot.com/
http://disaffectedanditfeelssogood.blogspot.com/
http://theleftinme.blogspot.com/
http://alterx.blogspot.com/
http://mockpaperscissors.com/

Normally I include 15 here, but these are the only ones with two or more referrals.  Never before have there been so few.  Putting their links here increases the ratings of their sites, so this “linkey love” is our thank you for their support.

Here are our top commentators.  As the resident Big Mouth, I don’t count.  Those who leave their URLs in their comment headers, also get “linkey-love” here.

Lynn Squance (117)
Patty (90)
Joanne D (77)
Edie (75)
Pat A (63)
SoINeedAName (37)
Jim Phillips (33)

Jerry Critter (26)
mamabear (15)
Vivian B. (11)

Phil (5)
Yvonne White (4)
Archie (2)
Avril Lomas (2)
Dotti Lydon (2)
john dasef (2)
mark (2)
Nancy Wiley (2)
Steve (2)

There are usually only 15, but it was so slow that everyone with only two comments was tied for 13th place.

We have 380,185 links on other websites.

Our Technorati rating no longer exists, because Technorati no longer exists as a blog rating entity.    They have left a vacuum in blog authority rating.  If you learn of someone filling that need before I do, please let me know.

As of Midnight, October 1, we have 51281 articles and 56,750 comments.

I recommend using your own avatar. Go to Gravatar.  Sign up using the email address you use to post comments here and upload the image you want to use as your avatar.  Whenever you comment under that email address here or on any WordPress blog (several others too), that image will become your avatar.

Perhaps where I went wrong is that I stopped promoting the blog on other sites so I could dedicate more time to Care2.  My hope was that Care2 activists would promote the site to make up the difference.  It worked for a while, but no more.  I will have to go back to doing it myself.

The 2014 elections are only five weeks.  If they take the Senate we will have two years of even worse gridlock, because they will continue to sabotage America, hoping to pre3sent themselves as saviors in 2016.  We have the votes to stop them, if they actually vote.

Please get out the vote!

Thank you for everything that you do.

Share
Oct 012014
 

Here are the results of our Obama on ISIL poll.  Politics Plus Polls are not scientific, because those who respond are not balanced according to demographic categories.   Therefore, we do not accurately reflect the makeup of the US population.  Nevertheless, our polls are often both accurate and indicative of the nation’s view.

1001Poll

And here are your comments:

Showing comments 1-7 of 7.

Posted by Patty  September 18, 2014 at 2:10 am.  

 

It’s a much better plan than the ones the TeapublicanTs are proposing. MccConJob and "I have the vapors" Graham both want full-scale war. The Saudis are really leaning on them for that.

 

Posted by Gwendolyn H. Barry  September 17, 2014 at 5:10 am.  

 

I had forgotten you did these! The U.S. has evolved into a perpetual war machine. The costs of these ugly choices could remedy so much social malfunction. I was Bin Laden who exclaimed that if they wished to bring the U.S. to it’s knees, simply hoist a flag anywhere / i.e. beheadings, attacks, suicide events / and the U.S. "leadership" would react. And it’s true. No longer able to grasp other E.U. nations to follow along, we are now a reactionary govt without full support of U.N. nations. Here at home, social ills bloat and exhaust communities going un-noticed by the larger audience because the MSM is simply a tool for the MIC and corp purchasing agenda. The truth is buried in indy, alternative media that struggles to expose the corruption that our govt has become disabled in. imo. respectfully, Tom. Good to see you!

 

Posted by Edie  September 16, 2014 at 5:38 pm.  

 

I think this is all he can do right now. Few Americans would support another full blown war right now, with the exception of McCain, Graham, and Cheney. The Arab world needs to step up and show some accountability for their region, maybe this plan will force them to do it.

 

Posted by mamabear  September 16, 2014 at 5:09 pm.  

 

A good plan. Getting everyone to work together is a sign of of great leadership and one that most would not even have guts to try. Yes a hard choice but it a wise one.

 

Posted by Yvonne White  September 16, 2014 at 10:25 am.  

 

There was an answer lacking: Ineffective. I don’t think Anything will change if the people at risk don’t or can’t help themselves.

The people of Iraq didn’t overthrow Sadam, and when WE did it "for them", well, we see how that works (or NOT)..:(

 

Posted by gene jacobson  September 16, 2014 at 5:57 am.  

 

I don’t like any of what is happening there and believe the nations of that region should be the ones standing up and demanding an end to the outlaw bands terrorizing the people. Given that they are not, that they prefer things the way they are that they might maintain the dispute between Shia and Sunni Islam, what the President is doing and proposing is probably the best we can do, no one in this country with sense (which excludes the Dick Cheneys of the country) is willing to go beyond this plan.

 

Posted by Joanne D  September 16, 2014 at 5:00 am.  

 

Since he is getting so much criticism from all sides, it has to be at least good. Universal criticism generally only goes to perfection, but I can’t bring myself to say it is perfect. I have concerns, not the least of which is stimulated by Jon Soltz of Vote Vets, who fears we may be throwing interpreters who have worked faithfully for us under the bus.

I was split on this one.  The idealist in me wanted to vote Disastrous or Poorly conceived, because I wonder if it can possibly be effective and I worry about the slippery slope.  But the realist in me won out.  For Obama to do nothing would be political suicide for the Democratic Party, and a Republican takeover here would be far more devastating than the worst imaginable effects of his plan, the best available.

Share
Sep 162014
 

Here are the results of our What Republican Candidates Suck poll.  Politics Plus Polls are not scientific, because those who respond are not balanced according to demographic categories.   Therefore, we do not accurately reflect the makeup of the US population.  Nevertheless, our polls are often both accurate and indicative of the nation’s view.

0916Poll

And here are your comments:

Showing comments 1-9 of 9.

Posted by Lynn Squance  September 12, 2014 at 2:57 pm.  

 

I went with "Never mind" because IMO that encompasses all the rest. Those behind "Never mind", the Kochs, have a handle on doling out the money in copious amounts to the point of obscenity, and taking in methane through Koch Industries and farting out the excess as their infectious brand of insaniTEA.

clip_image001

clip_image002

True the Kochs are not the only ones doling out the doe, but they are certainly prolific.

 

Posted by mamabear  September 7, 2014 at 8:05 am.  

 

Well all the above is almost all they have been doing for yrs. But one seems to be on top of the list since 2008 and that would be InsaniTEA. I must say doing a wonderful job. After all it is the only thing they are good at. "Draining the country".:(

 

Posted by Patty  September 7, 2014 at 1:58 am.  

 

I had to vote money because that is the equivalent of Koch-sucking.

clip_image003

 

Posted by Phil-p  September 2, 2014 at 2:36 am.  

 

"All of thew above" merely is a reflection of the attitudes of most Republican and many Democratic politicians who rush suck up the leavings and hand outs of banks, corporations and special interests in exchange for their legislative influence and votes. The old motto: ‘What’s good for GM is good for America" is so true for the politicians of today and ever so disastrously wrong for the environment and citizens of this earth.

 

Posted by Yvonne White  September 1, 2014 at 10:08 am.  

 

RepubliCON’s new meme: You can never be too rich or too apathetic towards the 98%! ;

clip_image004

 

Posted by Joanne D  September 1, 2014 at 4:57 am.  

 

"Never Mind!" is basically the same thing as money, since mucho moolah comes from sucking that. I tried flipping a coin between the two and it stood on edge. InsaniTEA – Republicans don’t need to know what something is to be sucking it. Nor do they need to admit where it comes from, hence also methane. I just went with all.

 

Posted by Arielle  September 1, 2014 at 2:35 am.  

 

I said money, too – I’m curious to see just how much money is ever enough…. Power is in there as well. They are real vampires just sucking the power and money out of everything and anything….

 

Posted by gene jacobson  September 1, 2014 at 12:49 am.  

 

Despite the total for all of the above, with which I almost went, as I thought about it, for at least 7 seconds, I realized Republicans don’t know what Insanitea is, nor Methane (if they do, they deny it) and in that case Never Mind is still Gilda Radner’s province, leaving me with the one thing I do know they care about – Money. Everything else flows from that for them. Money – theirs, ours – which they intend to make theirs and give to the 1%. The ones who will never see the pearly gates because they can’t fit through the eye of a needle. Or understand what lack of money feels like, never having the experience themselves and being completely sociopathic they have no empathy either. So, yes, Money is the root of all Republicans.

 

Posted by Edie  August 31, 2014 at 4:01 pmFrom 98.159.143.x  Report Abuse 

 

I see I am voting with the majority this time.

clip_image002[1]

For well over a year you’ve been asking for an ‘All of the above” choice, which I generally avoid, because they tend to stimulate knees more than brains.  So lets examine the choices.

Republican politicians suck money.  That’s a given.  They suck InsaniTEA, since nothing they do or say is sane.  They suck methane, because their heads are buried so deeply between their nether cheeks that methane is all there is to breathe. They suck Never Mind, because the Never Mind Brothers pay them so well to whore themselves to the 0.1%  I rest my case.  All of the above!!

The New Poll. is is on a serious subject.

Share
Sep 072014
 

56-JoanneD

Although she has been a daily participant here for many months, this is Joanne’s very first Big Mouth Award.  A denizen of Care2, she came to us from there.  She’s super-smart, witty a political junky and an activist for all kinds of human rights.  I have no doubt that many more such awards shall follow.  I have had occasion to correspond with her, and she faces some major issues in her life with exceptional dignity and grace. 

If I had to make one criticism, I would say she needs to express more concern for voter turnout. ;-)

Please join in burying her in the praise and kudos she deserves.  This place is better, because she is here.

Share
Sep 022014
 

In August, Politics Plus was slow in all categories.  The summer doldrums hit us last month.  I’m not surprised.  Here is our latest summary:

usage8014

Stats8-2014

In the monthly totals, a Site is any website from which someone accessed our server, a Hit is every access attempt to our server, and a File is every access attempt to our server that returned data.  The difference between Hits and Files is from access attempts that were sent in error or damaged in transit and failed attempts by hackers, spammers, phishers, and Republicans to access the back end and take control of the site.  Any questions?

Here is our latest Clustrmap:

Map8-2014

ClusterMaps misses a lot of, because many visits can’t be easily traced to a location.  It shows only the visits from March 2 to July 28, when it was last updated.  Therefore the map is unchanged from last month.

Here are our top five articles:

Koch Brothers Finance Racism 8/18/2011 2,033
Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs 1/17/1010 1,818
A Republican Freedom 9/24/2013 1,233
A Republican Staffer Tells the Truth! 9/5/2011 449
Police Racism in Ferguson 8/14/2014 386

Several years are represented here, but I would like to see more traffic from last month.

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers.

Care2 2,349
Google 2,304
Stumbleupon 433
Microsoft Bing 100

Stumbleupon was way off.

Here are our top  blog/news referrers.

http://frieddogleg.blogspot.com/
http://disaffectedanditfeelssogood.blogspot.com/
http://bildungblog.blogspot.com/
http://oakcreekforum.blogspot.com/
http://alterx.blogspot.ca/
http://www.veteranstoday.com/
http://progressiveerupts.blogspot.com/
http://hamsandwich66.blogspot.com/
http://www.rob-servations.com/
http://welcome-to-pottersville2.blogspot.com/
http://mockpaperscissors.com/
http://infidel753.blogspot.ca/

Normally I include 15 here, but these are the only ones with two or more referrals.  Putting their links here increases the ratings of their sites, so this “linkey love” is our thank you for their support.

Here are our top commentators.  As the resident Big Mouth, I don’t count.  Those who leave their URLs in their comment headers, also get “linkey-love” here.

Lynn Squance (133)
Joanne D (78)
Patty (75)
Edie (75)
SoINeedAName (44)
Jerry Critter (33)
Rixar13 (25)
Pat A (24)
Jim Phillips (16)
Vivian B. (12)
Avril lomas (10)
mamabear (7)
Steve (5)
Dotti Lydon (4)
Marva (4)
Yvonne White (4)

Marva, you ought to put your book site in your comments.  Those of you with a news page on Care2 could use a link to your submitted news there in the URL field of your comments here.

We have 169,201 links on other websites.

Our Technorati rating no longer exists, because Technorati no longer exists as a blog rating entity.    They have left a vacuum in blog authority rating.  If you learn of someone filling that need before I do, please let me know.

As of Midnight, September 1, we have 5,071 articles and 55,904 comments.

I recommend using your own avatar. Go to Gravatar.  Sign up using the email address you use to post comments here and upload the image you want to use as your avatar.  Whenever you comment under that email address here or on any WordPress blog (several others too), that image will become your avatar.

I tried to start new series to highlight and publicize your political activities.  I failed miserably.

The Holy Ellipsoid Orb has returned, and with it, our own fantasy football league.

The 2014 elections are only two months away.  Republicans are at home to their districts to lie to their constituents about all the wonderful things they have been doing.  If one is holding a town hall near your home, please consider attending and calling them out on their lies.

Please get out the vote!

Thank you for everything that you do.

Share