Aug 012015
 

Here are the results of our “Republicns Blocking Peace” 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 usually factually accurate, and more often than not, they reflect thinking or will of the national majority.

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I voted no.  Although I strongly suspect that Congress will pass a bill to block the deal, Obama will veto it.  Republicans will not have enough votes to override the veto.

The new poll is up.  Please vote.

Editing error corrected.

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Jul 182015
 

LeftyBlogFriends

By now I hope you know from my nagging ads that Politics Plus has a fantasy football league at NFL.com, Lefty Blog Friends.  The online live draft is this coming Saturday, July 25, at 11 AM Pacific, 12 N Mountain, 1 PM Central and 2 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time.  Please be a few minutes early promised a bit of help for newbies, so here it is.

Your first experience will be the draft.  Read the help files at the league, but the best thing you can do, especially if you have never participated in an online draft before is go to the league and join a mock draft or three.  They have one every few minutes and it’s just like a real draft, except that it does not count.  Then you can come to the real one knowing exactly how it’s done.  If you are unable to attend, a team will be automatically drafted for you.

We are a “keeper league”.  That means that players have the option of keeping two players from the previous season.  That is not much of an advantage, because players who keep lose their draft picks in the first two rounds, so people who opt out or are new get the best early choices.  You should be aware, though that the first two rounds go very very fast.

The common wisdom is to draft running backs first then wide receivers, then quarterbacks, and then tight ends, kickers and defenses.  Personally, I try to draft the best player available in the first three groups until I have one quarterback. three running backs, and three wide receivers.  Then I go for a backup quarterback, a fourth running back, two tight ends, two kickers and two Defenses.

During the draft pay particular attention to players’ bye weeks.  Every NFL team has a week off during the season, and you want to make sure you always have enough players to complete your lineup.  Having more than one player at any position with the same bye week can make that quite difficult.

During the season, keep the NFL schedule in mind.  At times they play Thursday and Saturday games in addition to Sunday, Sunday night and Monday.  Make sure your lineup for the week is set before the first game, because it’s very embarrassing to learn that your injured player’s team already played, and you got no points for that position.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask, but I’m just so good, you all might as well give up now! Winking smile

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Jul 172015
 

Here are the results of our “Which is Terrorism” 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 usually factually accurate, and more often than not, they reflect thinking or will of the national majority.

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I hoped this poll would demonstrate that terrorism is defined by behavior, not by which extreme ideology is being used to justify it.  I think that the view of our readers us correct.  When Crawford Caligula was un office I uses to say that America has more to fear from al Dubya than we ever did from al Qaeda.  Events since have repeatedly proven me right.

There is a new poll up now.  Please vote.

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Jul 172015
 

66-Nameless

This is Nameless’ seventh Big Mouth Award, having won in December 2012, September 2010, May 2010, July 2011, August 2011 and January 2015. He isn’t a blogger, so you can’t follow him home, but he comments almost daily here.  He is the kind of participant that every blogger dreams of having, because instead of just stating opinions (which is fine in itself), he adds to the content of my articles with many useful links. His sense of humor is superb!  I still receive comments about his contributions here on other sites where I share our articles.

However, his last award was the for the 60,000th comment, and since it was an even 10,000, he won a Politics Plus coffee mug. Six months later, we’re still waiting for his mug shot, a picture of him with the mug.

So please heap the praise and kudos on him that he so deserves, but also, please harass him just a bit about sending us his mug shot.

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Jul 012015
 

Here are the results of our “Most Likely Clown” 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 usually factually accurate, and more often than not, they reflect thinking or will of the national majority.

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With the majority, I voted for Strike Three.  I think this primary season will be muck like it was in 2012 for Republicans.  While an overwhelming majority of the rabid base wanted anyone but Little Lord Willard, Banksters ruled by pitting the wing-nuts against each other.  I think Strike Three is their choice this time.

A new poll is up.

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Jun 232015
 

65-Yvonne

This is Yvonne’s second Big Mouth Award.  Her first was in April, 2014.   She has commented here intermittently here for over two years, and has done so more frequently in recent months.   She hails from Illinois and is a denizen of Care2. She loves freedom, Obama, Women’s Rights, and Animals. She can’t stand InsaniTEA. She supports Hillary.  She a;ways has something worth reading to say, so we’re fortunate to have her. Please join me in giving her the praise she deserves.

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Jun 162015
 

Here are the results of our “How Many Clowns” 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 usually factually accurate, and more often than not, they reflect thinking or will of the national majority.

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Depending on which website you choose (there are several), you can find support for all the answers here.  I can, however, tell you how many Republicans it takes to make the Clown Car too full.  One Republican is one Republican too many.

The new poll is up.  To be truthful, I tried to think of a serious poll and brain-farted, so I fell back on humor.  Have fun with it.

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