Nov 172014
 

58-Arielle

This is Arielle’s first Big Mouth award.  She’s a denizen of Care2, and has been following us there for years, but just recently started commenting here at the site.  We’re sure glad she did, because her enthusiasm and wit make this a better place to be.  Hot buttons for her are people in need, the environment, climate change, food safety, human rights, animal welfare and more.  Please give her lots of kudos and hugs, because she lives in Bubba Bagger’s Backyard, and she’s been getting a really raw Deal.  I feel like a big brother to her, but I can’t imagine why. ;-)

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Nov 172014
 

Here are the results of our Obama Dependability 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.

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And here are your comments.

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Posted by Arielle   November 15, 2014 at 2:53 am.  

 

I believe he will do what he can – he no longer has to worry about elections or even the other spineless Dems. But, of course, there is only so much ONE person CAN do especially when surrounded by GOP snot heads.

 

Posted by Edie  November 12, 2014 at 5:50 pm.  

 

I voted toss up because I never can predict what he will do.

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Posted by Yvonne White  November 10, 2014 at 9:37 am.  

 

I voted Toss Up because I’m not happy with his "advisors". I believe he’s a good guy, but he kept too many Bu$h Leaguers in place to begin with, hasn’t uncoupled himself from "moderates", and seems to NEED excessive & overwhelming feedback before he Realizes something is pissing us off or we are Demanding a certain thing. We’re still being mugged by Ungodly Loan prices & Credit Card debt, no REAL Consumer Protection still..etc.

 

Posted by Patty  November 10, 2014 at 12:53 am.  

 

I think it’s a toss-up ad depends on how well he can lie to them and offer them a deal that he reneges on like they have done to him for 6 years.

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Posted by mamabear  November 9, 2014 at 6:42 am.  

 

very likely after all he seems to be one of the few who will stand with him. I think he is as a honest and trust worthy as a man can be. I think he has always been for the little guy he is the kind of man who against all odds he will still with us. We may always agree with how he goes about it but he at least has the answer on how to get the job done.

 

Posted by gene  November 7, 2014 at 4:34 am.  

 

I went very likely and that is hope more than anything. He is the ONLY person standing between the 1% and the rest of the country, they don’t have enough votes to override a veto, so he has to stand firm; there is no one else to protect the rest of us from the oligarchy of the 1% and their GOP puppets.

 

Posted by Joanne D  November 7, 2014 at 3:48 am.  

 

Based on his first term, I would also have said "very unlikely." He has been a little better in his second term. But it’s tough to be sure. Several groups have petitions started to him asking him to be a firewall. I have signed a couple.

 

Posted by Phil  November 6, 2014 at 7:51 pm.  

 

My "very unlikely" vote is based on Obama’s past performance.

 

Posted by Jerry Critter  November 6, 2014 at 9:22 am.  

 

He already tired to shred the safety net, but he did not go far enough for the teabaggers. I don’t see why he will be any different this time around.

I voted toss-up, because he caved-in after the debacle of 2010.  If I could change it, iw would change to Somewhat likely,.

A new poll is up.

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Nov 072014
 

Here are the results of our Control the Senate 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. In this case, I admitted up front that this was a push poll, intended to evoke a response, not get an accurate measurement. Sadly, it proved all too prophetic.

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And here are your comments:

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Posted by Edie  November 3, 2014 at 5:37 pm.  

 

If we didn’t get enough Democrats out to vote for this election, the reds will win again in Ky. I really don’t want to move.

 

Posted by Lynn Squance  October 27, 2014 at 5:10 pm.  

 

I`d like to vote in the red with Gene but I can`t with the historical turnouts at midterms, and the propensity for election fraud and voter suppression by the Republican/Teabaggers.

 

Vote blue and GET OUT THE VOTE!

 

To the American voting public, please show me that I have erred and that Democrats will win the day!

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Posted by Patty  October 27, 2014 at 3:36 am.  

 

It is very important that Democrats get out and VOTE this year. TeapublicanTs cannot win!

VOTE and remind everyone you know of how crucial it is. It is our duty as citizens to VOTE.

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Posted by Edie  October 22, 2014 at 4:50 pm.  

 

We have to get the democrats out to vote, if note, the right wing will win again.

 

Posted by mamabear  October 22, 2014 at 10:02 am.  

 

It depends on how well we GET OUT THE VOTE!!

 

Posted by Nancy W  October 17, 2014 at 4:50 am.  

 

I’m in the Green.

 

Posted by gene jacobson  October 17, 2014 at 2:17 am.  

 

I’m the one in red. Gotta have faith. :^

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Posted by Joanne D  October 16, 2014 at 4:38 am.  

 

Song – this is my song —

So, of those Americans who were registered and could vote, approximately 31% – 38% actually voted.  I suspect we’ll be trying to figure out why so many stayed home right up until the eve of the next election.  I won’t say that the people who voted Republican are stupid, or evil.  Some did co out of hatred, but not all.  Im my opinion, many were just misinformed.  At least they voted.  On the other hand, I hold those people who could have voted but refused to make the effort, beneath contempt.  These people will be whining about what this Congress does.  They deserve it.

There is a new poll ready for you.

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Nov 032014
 

In October, Politics Plus was improved in all categories.  Here is our latest summary:

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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 last month’s Clustrmap, because they are updating and offline:

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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 1,090 views
Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs 1/17/2010 758 views
How RepubliCorp Is Ducking Taxes 7/27/2014 442 views
Last Week’s Republican Lunacies 6/9/2014 268 views
A Republican Staffer Tells the Truth! 9/5/2011 258 views

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 2,362
Care2 2,285
Stumbleupon 336

All are slightly up, but Bing fell below 100 referrals.

Here are our top  blog/news referrers:

http://frieddogleg.blogspot.com/
http://bildungblog.blogspot.com/
http://www.politicususa.com/
http://oakcreekforum.blogspot.com/
http://progressiveerupts.blogspot.com/
http://theleftinme.blogspot.com/
http://zenman1550.tumblr.com/
http://alterx.blogspot.ca/

Normally I include fifteen here, but these eight 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 (129)
Patty (98)
Edie (80)
Joanne D (80)
Pat A (59)
Jim Phillips (43)
SoINeedAName (30)
Vivian B. (25)
Jerry Critter (24)
mamabear (17)
jla (17)
Phil (12)
Yvonne White (5)
Rixar13 (4)
Steve (4)

We have 270,053 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, November 1, we have 5,188 articles and 57,578 comments.

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

Thank you for all you have done to…

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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.

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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.

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And here are your comments:

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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