Feb 022016
 

In January, Politics Plus was up from December in every category except page views.  I’m pleased to provide a full report for the first time since before I lost my leg.  It’s a long climb back.

Here is our latest summary:

Stats1-2016

Data from January 2016:

Reported period

Month Jan 2016

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Jan 2016 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

31 Jan 2016 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

11,128

 

32,480

(2.91 visits/visitor)

111,911

(3.44 Pages/Visit)

321,709

(9.9 Hits/Visit)

11.20 GB

(361.42 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

400,825

467,669

8.34 GB

Data from January 2015:

Reported period

Month Jan 2015

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Jan 2015 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

31 Jan 2015 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

10,329

 

29,156

(2.82 visits/visitor)

79,523

(2.72 Pages/Visit)

241,305

(8.27 Hits/Visit)

3.34 GB

(119.94 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

240,159

281,038

3.77 GB

I’m most pleased that we are greatly improved, across the board, from last year.

Here is our latest demographic data from Quantcast:

QUS1-2016

They miss a ton of raw data, but among those they can identify they are a valuable source of information.  We are still mostly older, well educated, poor, and politically active. 

Here is our archived ClustrMap for January only.

ClustrMap1-2016

ClustrMap misses a lot of visits, because many visits can’t be easily traced to a location.  They have changed their format, since the last time I did this.  When you click the map in the left column, it shows the current month only, no longer the year to date..

Here are our top five articles:

Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs 1/17/2010 1,935
Cruz’in Home to Canada 1/14/2016 239
5 Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories as Crazy as Donald Trump’s Lie About Muslims Cheering 9/11 11/25/2015 188
Open Thread–1/1/2016 1/1/2016 186
The State of Our Union Is Strong 1/13/2016 169

The count represents only the people who followed an external link to that specific article.  I’m quite pleased that three from January made the cut,  I’m especially pleased that one from one of our new co-administrators made it too.  Congrats Squatch! Thumbs up  Can you guess which is hers?

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers:

Care2 2,827
Google 1,757
Stumbleupon 351
Google (Images) 136

Here are our top  blog/news referrers:

http://infidel753.blogspot.com
http://bildungblog.blogspot.com/
http://www.oakcreekforum.blogspot.mx/
http://yournewswire.com/

Normally I have included fifteen here, but these four are the only ones with two or more referrals.  This is the one stat that still disappoints me most, because it means that we are no longer a go-to site for bloggers.  However, we seem to have become a go to site for activists!.  Putting blogs’ 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, normally also get “linkey-love” here.  However  I overslept and did not even get the names off in time.  Kudos and thanks to Lynn, our resident Sasquatch, that we have the names.

Joanne Dixon (166)
jla (144)
Lona Goudswaard (111)
Edie (107)
Lynn Squance (98)
Mitch D. (88)
SoINeedAName (69)
Pat B (65)
Vivian B. (56)
Jerry Critter (26)
Jim Phillips (24)
david (9)
Dotti Lydon (8)
dave c (7)
Arielle (6)
Avril Lomas (6)

There are over 15, because of a tie.  People who submit articles to Care2 can use their submitted news link from there.  These are the people that kept PP alive during my hospitalization. 

We have 315,672 links on other websites.

As of Midnight on February 1, we have 6,203 articles and 74,591 comments.

Kudos to Judi Angell for posting the 74,000th comment.

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.

In Case you did not know, we are no longer a one-author blog.  Due to my reduced availability I appointed two Administrators, who are also authors.  They are Lynn Squance, aka Sasquatch or Squatch and SoINeedAName, aka Nameless.  I also appointed two more Authors.  They are Judi Angell, aka JL A, and Joanne Dixon, aka JD.  Please Join me in praising and thanking all four for a job well done.

I have never really spelled out our policy on links.  We do not embed links to extreme Republican websites, like Faux Noise or World Nut Daily.  However I leave an editors note when I delete such links, so readers, who wish to follow them can click through to the source article.  I also remove topical links.  Finally, I blank the target on all links, so they open in a new tab or window.  Please do so, or if you commonly leave links and don’t know how to blank the target, please say so.

To be clear, we’ve had some weak months, and that is not your fault in any way.  The  cause was my three month trip to the hospital.  With help from our new administrators and authors, we shall continue our new upward trend and overcome right wing insanity one day at a time.

Thank you for all that you do, here and elsewhere.  You are why we are here!

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Jan 032016
 

Well here we are in January 2016.  A new year and new possibilities, but let's make sure that there are no Republican possibilities!

PP stats dec

 

Month Unique visitors Number of visits Pages Hits Bandwidth
Jan 2016 663 1,106 4,092 10,859 201.70 MB
Feb 2016 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 2016 0 0 0 0 0
Apr 2016 0 0 0 0 0
May 2016 0 0 0 0 0
Jun 2016 0 0 0 0 0
Jul 2016 0 0 0 0 0
Aug 2016 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 2016 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 2016 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 2016 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 2016 0 0 0 0 0
Total 663 1,106 4,092 10,859 201.70 MB
 

It is not as neaty and tidy as TomCat's, but thanks to the Puddy Tat, the graph is no longer the size of a postage stamp.  The numbers definitely went up in November with December trailing off a bit which is likely due to preparations for the holiday season.  I hope TomCat will comment on the direction of the stats.  Be prepared for more activity as the elections grow closer.

Data from December 2015:

Reported period

Month Dec 2015

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Dec 2015 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

31 Dec 2015 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

10,694

 

31,929
(2.98 visits/visitor)

 

117,395
(3.67 Pages/Visit)

321,420
(10.06 Hits/Visit)

5.72 GB
(187.76 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

461,461

527,192

8.78 GB

Here is our latest demographic data from Quantcast:

pp demographics dec 2015

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers:

Care2                 3,125

Google               1,781

Stumbleupon        226

Google (Images)  138

Microsoft Bing        62

Yahoo!                   59

Compared to November 2015, all referral sources are up with the exception of Care2 which is down from 3,458, likely a seasonal dip. 

Here are our top 15 commentators:

Joanne Dixon (136)

TomCat (123)

jla (122)

Lona Goudswaard (108)

Lynn Squance (98)

Jim Phillips (90)

SoINeedAName (72)

Edie (67)

Mitch D. (67)

Pat B (61)

Vivian B. (36)

dave c (18)

Jerry Critter (12)

Joanne D (11)

One Fly (9)

During September and October, the resident Big Mouth designation was shared by JL, Joanne Dixon, SoINeedAName and me, Lynn Squance as TomCat was ill.  TomCat increased his postings substantially through November and is back to posting daily.  Kudos TomCat for a spectacular return!  The rest of us have continued posting along with TomCat through December and I see no real change to that in the future.  . . . more perspectives.

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.

The 2016 political campaign is continuing to heat up with the first primaries set for 1, 9, 20 and 23 February, 2016. The fever pitch is starting in earnest.  Whether you support Bernie, Hillary, or Martin, please base your arguments on the good things about your choice.  However, it’s open season (politically) on the Republican candidates.  They and the Republican Bubble Machine are continuing to repeat so many lies so often and making up new ones that we’ll be hard pressed to keep repeating  the truths.  Of course as we have been seeing, Donald Trump and now Ted Cruz are taking insaniTEA to new heights.  Ben Carson is sinking into oblivion but hasn't called it quits yet.  Republicans that have ended their campaigns as at 31/12/2015 are Rick Perry, former Governor of Texas (2000–2015) suspended campaign on September 11, 2015; Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin (2011–present) suspended campaign on September 21, 2015; Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana (2008-2016) suspended campaign on November 17, 2015 but remains on the ballot in four states (FL, NH, AL and AR); Lindsey Graham, U.S. Senator from South Carolina (2003-present) suspended campaign on December 21, 2015 but remains on the ballot in more than ten states; and George Pataki, Governor of New York (1995–2006) suspended campaign on December 29, 2015.  There are still 12 Republican campaigns up and running, but by the end of February that number may be lower.  How so many of these Republican candidates can afford to stay afloat financially with poll numbers so low, I really don't know.  Expect little help from the media.  We will do our best to assist you, by exposing the lies and presenting the truths clearly.  In the Democratic camp, there are three candidates running with the following having withdrawn: Jim Webb, former U.S. Senator from Virginia (2007–2013) suspended campaign on October 20, 2015;  Lincoln Chafee, former Governor of Rhode Island (2011–2015) and U.S. Senator from Rhode Island (1999–2007) suspended campaign on October 23, 2015; and Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law Professor suspended campaign on November 2, 2015.

Thank you for all that you do, here and elsewhere.  You make doing this job worth the effort!

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Dec 182015
 

This is finally it . . . November stats and it isn't January yet!  I have to say though, my furbabies don't come near me while I'm working on them.

Here is our latest summary:1204Stats

Month Unique visitors Number of visits Pages Hits Bandwidth
Jan 2015 10,329 29,156 79,523 241,305 3.34 GB
Feb 2015 9,917 27,754 75,630 220,134 3.12 GB
Mar 2015 9,547 26,594 77,688 217,204 3.12 GB
Apr 2015 9,838 26,580 80,467 233,368 3.36 GB
May 2015 8,806 27,104 75,708 216,640 3.09 GB
Jun 2015 8,798 27,484 79,415 212,991 3.04 GB
Jul 2015 9,760 30,626 89,850 235,370 3.17 GB
Aug 2015 9,612 32,079 91,883 245,973 3.09 GB
Sep 2015 10,087 29,818 104,743 274,560 3.44 GB
Oct 2015 10,265 32,938 118,319 302,050 4.53 GB
Nov 2015 11,064 34,904 143,087 377,069 5.80 GB
Dec 2015 0 0 0 0 0
Total 108,023 325,037  1,016,313 2,776,664 39.10 GB
 

It is not as neaty and tidy as TomCat's, but thanks to the Puddy Tat, the graph is no longer the size of a postage stamp.  The numbers here are definitely going up, with November seeming to take right off.  I hope TomCat will comment on the direction of the stats.  I suspect with the holiday season upon us, things will slow down, but be prepared for more activity as the elections grow closer.

Data from November 2015:

Reported period

Month Nov 2015

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Nov 2015 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

30 Nov 2015 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

11,064

 

34,904

(3.15 visits/visitor)

143,087

(4.09 Pages/Visit)

377,069​

(10.8 Hits/Visit)

5.80 GB

(174.27. KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

393,309

453,597

7.23 GB

Unfortunately, I was unable to reconcile October 2014 numbers from the Monthly Report for November 2014 to give you any meaningful data.

Here is our latest demographic data from Quantcast:

pp demographics

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers:

Care2               3,458

Google             1,112

Stumbleupon      102

Google (Images)  76

Microsoft Bing      39

Yahoo!                 48

Compared to October 2015, all referral sources are down with the exception of Care2 which is up significantly again.  Thanks to JL for trying and succeeding to widen the distribution on Care2. yes  yes

Here are our top 15 commentators:

 jla (181)

Lynn Squance (168)

Joanne Dixon (161)

TomCat (151)

Edie (144)

Lona Goudswaard (119)

Pat B (98)

SoINeedAName (80)

Mitch D. (74)

Jim Phillips (64)

Vivian B. (36)

Patty (33)

Jerry Critter (25)

dave c (24)

Bonnie Lynn (13)

During September and October, the resident Big Mouth designation was shared by JL, Joanne Dixon, SoINeedAName and me, Lynn Squance as TomCat was ill.  TomCat increased his postings substantially through November and is back to posting daily.  Kudos TomCat for a spectacular return!

Kudos to JL for winning the Big Mouth Award for the 72,000th comment.

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.

The political campaign has definitely heated up much earlier than it normally has.  Whether you support Bernie, Hillary, or Martin, please base your arguments on the good things about your choice.  However, it’s open season (politically) on the Republican candidates.  They and the Republican Bubble Machine will be repeating so many lies so often that we’ll be hard pressed to keep repeating  the truths.  Of course as we have been seeing, Donald Trump and now Ted Cruz are taking insaniTEA to new heights.  Ben Carson is sinking into oblivion.  How so many of these Republican candidates can afford to stay afloat financially with poll numbers so low, I really don't know.  Expect little help from the media.  we will do our best to assist you, by exposing the lies and presenting the truths clearly.

Thank you for all that you do, here and elsewhere.  You make doing this job worth the effort!

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Dec 112015
 

This has been quite the learning exercise for trying to get the data into the blog so that it makes sense.  And I suppose I should say "Better late than never!".  There is still much to learn.

Here is our latest summary:

1204Stats

Month Unique visitors Number of visits Pages Hits Bandwidth
Jan 2015 10,329 29,156 79,523 241,305 3.34 GB
Feb 2015 9,917 27,754 75,630 220,134 3.12 GB
Mar 2015 9,547 26,594 77,688 217,204 3.12 GB
Apr 2015 9,838 26,580 80,467 233,368 3.36 GB
May 2015 8,806 27,104 75,708 216,640 3.09 GB
Jun 2015 8,798 27,484 79,415 212,991 3.04 GB
Jul 2015 9,760 30,626 89,850 235,370 3.17 GB
Aug 2015 9,612 32,079 91,883 245,973 3.09 GB
Sep 2015 10,087 29,818 104,743 274,560 3.44 GB
Oct 2015 10,265 32,938 118,319 302,050 4.53 GB
Nov 2015 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 2015 0 0 0 0 0
Total 107,772 324,163 1,013,403 2,767,022 38.93 GB
 

It is not as neaty and tidy as TomCat's, but thanks to the Puddy Tat, the graph is no longer the size of a postage stamp.

Data from October 2015:

Reported period

Month Oct 2015

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Oct 2015 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

31 Oct 2015 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

10,265​

 

32,938

(3.2 visits/visitor)

118,319

(3.59 Pages/Visit)

302,050​

(9.17 Hits/Visit)

4.53 GB

(144.21. KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

444,846

500,003

7.64 GB

Unfortunately, I was unable to reconcile October 2014 numbers from the Monthly Report for October 2014 to give you any meaningful data.

Here is our latest demographic data from Quantcast:

pp demographics

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers:

Care2               3,080

Google             1,851

Stumbleupon      212

Microsoft Bing      64

Yahoo!                 61

Care2, Google and Stumbleupon are up from August while Baidu is down and out of the top 5.

Here are our top blog/news referrers:

Not available.

Here are our top 15 commentators:

jla (165)

Lynn Squance (143)

Edie (99)

Joanne D (88)

Lona Goudswaard (86)

Jim Phillips (84)

SoINeedAName (78)

Pat B (59)

Patty (55)

Vivian B. (44)

Joanne Dixon (35)

Mitch D. (30)

TomCat (27)

Jerry Critter (19)

Pat A (17)

During September and October, the resident Big Mouth designation was shared by JL, Joanne Dixon, SoINeedAName and me, Lynn Squance as TomCat was ill.

We have unknown links on other websites.

As of Midnight on October 31, we have unknown articles and unknown comments.

I did not know what reference points TomCat used to determine the Big Mouth award, we missed having 69,000th, 70,000th and 71,000th winners.

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.

The political campaign has definitely heated up much earlier than it normally has.  Whether you support Bernie, Hillary, or Martin, please base your arguments on the good things about your choice.  However, it’s open season (politically) on the Republican candidates.  They and the Republican Bubble Machine will be repeating so many lies so often that we’ll be hard pressed to keep repeating  the truths.  Of course as we have been seeing, Donald Trump and Ben Carson are taking insaniTEA to new heights.  Expect little help from the media.  we will do our best to assist you, by exposing the lies and presenting the truths clearly.

Thank you for all that you do, here and elsewhere.  You make doing this job worth the effort!

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Sep 022015
 

In August, Politics Plus increased in activity slightly from July.

Here is our latest summary:

Stats8-1015

Data from August 2015:

Reported period

Month Aug 2015

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Aug 2015 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

31 Aug 2015 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

9,612

 

32,079

(3.33 visits/visitor)

91,883

(2.86 Pages/Visit)

245,973

(7.66 Hits/Visit)

3.09 GB

(100.86 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

339,768

390,747

5.84 GB

Data from August 2014:

Reported period

Month Aug 2014

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Aug 2014 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

31 Aug 2014 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

10,783

 

33,440

(3.1 visits/visitor)

89,785

(2.68 Pages/Visit)

248,922

(7.44 Hits/Visit)

3.20 GB

(100.28 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

316,168

381,627

4.61 GB

This August was a mixed from last year, but more up.

Here is our latest demographic data from Quantcast:

Quse8-2015

They miss a ton of raw data, but among those they can identify they are a valuable source of information.  We are still mostly older, well educated, poor and middle class, and politically active Democrats. 

Here is our latest ClustrMap:

CMap8-2-15

ClustrMap misses a lot of, because many visits can’t be easily traced to a location.  It shows only the visits from March 3 to August 20, when it was last updated. 

Here are our top five articles:

Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs 1/17/2010 5,460
Bill Maher–New Rules–8/28 8/29/2015 296
Last Week’s Hilariously Unhinged Republican Moments 8/9/2015 278
Personal Update–8/22/2015 8/22/2015 238
Last Week’s Despicable Republican Moments 209

The count represents only the people who followed an external link to that specific article.  I’m quite pleased that four from August made the cut, but I’m surprised one was a Personal Update.  Perhaps we’re entering a pattern where our newer content drives more traffic, except for the one from 2010.

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers:

Care2 2,538
Google 1,164
Stumbleupon 268
Baidu 160

All but Google are up.

Here are our top blog/news referrers:

http://bildungblog.blogspot.com/
http://oakcreekforum.blogspot.com/
http://progressiveerupts.blogspot.com/
http://zenman1550.tumblr.com/
http://reconstitution.us/rcnew/
http://anaverageamericanpatriot.blogspot.com/
http://ragingprogressive.tumblr.com/
http://mockpaperscissors.com/

I have usually included fifteen here, but these eight are the only ones with two or more referrals.  This is the one stat that still disappoints me most, because it means that we are no longer a go-to site for bloggers.  However, it seems we’re becoming a go-to site for activists, which is also good.

Here are our top commentators:

jla (237)
Edie (166)
Lynn Squance (155)
Joanne D (144)
SoINeedAName (92)
Jim Phillips (74)
Lona Goudswaard (72)
Patty (54)
Vivian B. (47)
Pat A (46)
Jerry Critter (33)
mamabear (16)
Beth (12)
Avril Lomas (10)
Arielle (6)
Dotti Lydon (6)

There’s one extra because of a tie.  As the resident Big Mouth, I don’t count.  Those who leave their URLs in their comment headers, also get “linkey-love” here.  People who submit articles to Care2 can use their submitted news link from there. 

We have 304,347 links on other websites.

As of Midnight on September 1, we have 5,728 articles and 68,274 comments.

Kudos to Lona and Mamabear for posting the 67,000th and 68,000th 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.

The political campaign is heating up much earlier than it normally has.  Whether you support Bernie, Hillary, Joe (if he runs) or Martin, please base your arguments on the good things about your choice.  However, it’s open season (politically) on the Republican candidates.  They and the Republican Bubble Machine will be repeating so many lies so often that we’ll be hard pressed to keep repeating  the truths.  Expect little help from the media.  I’ll do my best to assist you, by exposing the lies and presenting the truths clearly.

Thank you for all that you do, here and elsewhere.  You make doing this job worth the effort!

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Aug 022015
 

In July, Politics Plus increased in activity from June.

Here is our latest summary:

stats7-2015

Data from July 2015:

Reported period

Month Jul 2015

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Jul 2015 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

31 Jul 2015 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

9,760

 

30,626

(3.13 visits/visitor)

89,850

(2.93 Pages/Visit)

235,370

(7.68 Hits/Visit)

3.17 GB

(108.58 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

349,301

394,093

5.84 GB

Data from July 2014:

Reported period

Month Jul 2014

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Jul 2014 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

31 Jul 2014 – 23:57

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

11,939

 

33,053

(2.76 visits/visitor)

90,123

(2.72 Pages/Visit)

268,303

(8.11 Hits/Visit)

3.44 GB

(109.1 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

342,257

415,915

5.85 GB

This July was a slight decline from last year.

Here is our latest demographic data from Quantcast:

QUse7-2015

They miss a ton of raw data, but among those they can identify they are a valuable source of information.  We are still mostly older, well educated, poor and middle class, and politically active Democrats. 

Here is our latest ClustrMap:

CMap7-2015

ClustrMap misses a lot of, because many visits can’t be easily traced to a location.  It shows only the visits from March 3 to July 18, when it was last updated. 

Here are our top five articles:

Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs 1/17/2010 3,570
GOP Reps Just Love to Hate 7/10/2015 426
Happy Independence Day! 7/4/2015 222
Last Week’s Republican Lunacies 7/12/2015 188
Knowing is NOT Caring 7/11/2015 181

The count represents only the people who followed an external link to that specific article.  I’m quite pleased that four from July made the cut, because we usually get more visitors on older articles.

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers:

Care2 2,100
Google 1,324
Stumbleupon 214

All are up slightly.

Here are our top  blog/news referrers:

http://crooksandliars.com/2015/07/mikes-blog-round-9
http://infidel753.blogspot.com/
http://bildungblog.blogspot.com/
http://oakcreekforum.blogspot.com/
http://progressiveerupts.blogspot.com/
http://www.synapticstew.com/
http://mockpaperscissors.com/
http://shockandaweonamerica.blogspot.com/

I have usually included fifteen here, but these eight are the only ones with two or more referrals.  This is the one stat that disappoints me most, because it means that we are no longer a go-to site for bloggers.  However, it seems we’re becoming a go-to site for activists, which is also good.

I apologize that we have no top commentators list this time.  I was so exhausted from going to my foot surgery in 103° weather that I fell asleep before copying the names, and when I awakened, the list had reset.  Mea culpa.

As the resident Big Mouth, I don’t count.  Those who leave their URLs in their comment headers, also get “linkey-love” here.  People who submit articles to Care2 can use their submitted news link from there. 

We have 220,619 links on other websites.

As of Midnight on August 1, we have 5,666 articles and 66,700 comments.

Kudos to SoINeedAName for posting the 66,000th comment.

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.

We’re still slower than I’d like to be, and  I can only hope that improves.  The Clown Car is full and overflowing with presidential hopefuls, all of whom, without exception, will destroy this nation, if elected.  Whether you support Bernie or Hillary, I ask, once again, that you refrain from attacking the other and base your arguments on the good things about your choice.  However, it’s open season (politically) on the Republican candidates.  They and the Republican Bubble Machine will be repeating so many lies so often that we’ll be hard pressed to keep repeating  the truths.  I’ll do my best to assist you, by exposing the lies and presenting the truths clearly.  The first Faux Noise Cavalcade of Criminal Clowns is on August 6.  Stock up on barf bags.  You’re going to need them!

Thank you for all that you do, here and elsewhere.  You are the reason this site exists.

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Jul 022015
 

In June, Politics Plus was little changed from April and May, for which I was again too ill to provide a report..

Here is our latest summary:

Stats6-2015

Data from June 2015:

Reported period

Month Jun 2015

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Jun 2015 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

30 Jun 2015 – 23:58

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

8,798

 

27,484

(3.12 visits/visitor)

79,415

(2.88 Pages/Visit)

212,991

(7.74 Hits/Visit)

3.04 GB

(116.09 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

315,608

358,347

5.55 GB

Data from June 2014:

Reported period

Month Jun 2014

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Jun 2014 – 00:01

 

 

 

 

Last visit

30 Jun 2014 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

14,815

 

39,586

(2.67 visits/visitor)

111,345

(2.81 Pages/Visit)

372,345

(9.4 Hits/Visit)

5.17 GB

(136.87 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

343,004

385,036

4.73 GB

This June was a huge decline from last year.

Here is our latest demographic data from Quantcast:

QUS6-2015

They miss a ton of raw data, but among those they can identify they are a valuable source of information.  We are still mostly older, well educated, poor, and politically active. 

Here is our latest ClustrMap:

CMap6-2015

ClustrMap misses a lot of, because many visits can’t be easily traced to a location.  It shows only the visits from March 3 to June 23, when it was last updated. 

Here are our top five articles:

Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs 1/17/2010 2,087
Americans Know Inequality Hurts America 5/5/2015 578
The Return of Death Panel BS 8/12/3013 441
Response to Papal Encyclical 6/19/2015 220
This Week’s Idiotic Republican Moments 6/7/2015 184

The count represents only the people who followed an external link to that specific article.  I’m quite surprised and pleased that two from June made the cut, because I posted so few articles.

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers:

Care2 2,000
Google 1,306
Stumbleupon 184

Two are down.  Care2 is up.

Here are our top  blog/news referrers:

http://bildungblog.blogspot.com/
http://www.oakcreekforum.blogspot.com/
http://infidel753.blogspot.com/
http://hamsandwich66.blogspot.com/
http://zenman1550.tumblr.com/
http://www.synapticstew.com/
http://alterx.blogspot.ca/
http://mockpaperscissors.com/

Normally I have included fifteen here, but these eight are the only ones with two or more referrals.  This is the one stat that disappoints me most, because it means that we are no longer a go-to site for bloggers.  However, it’s better than last time, when we had only four.  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 (111)
Joanne D (110)
Edie (89)
jla (87)
Patty (75)
Lona Goudswaard (63)
Pat A (61)
SoINeedAName (61)
Jim Phillips (54)
Vivian B. (37)
Jerry Critter (28)
Avril Lomas (6)
Arielle (5)
Beth (5)
Dotti Lydon (5)
Infidel753 (5)
mamabear (5)

There are over 15, because of a tie.  People who submit articles to Care2 can use their submitted news link from there.  These are the people that kept PP alive during my illnesses, medical appointment mayhem, and volunteer work overload.

We have 209,024 links on other websites.

As of Midnight on July 1, we have 5,605 articles and 65,291 comments.

Kudos to Yvonne White for posting the 65,000th comment.

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.

To be clear, we’ve had four very weak months, and that is not your fault in any way.  The main cause was severe back-to-back bouts of flu, a plethora of unrelated medical appointments, a volunteer trip and loads of volunteer work, and two extended heat waves.   I can only hope that improves.  The Clown Car is full and overflowing with presidential hopefuls, all of whom, without exception, will destroy this nation, if elected.  Even SCROTUS is behaving mildly to make the Party appear less extreme.  Whether you support Bernie or Hillary, I ask that you refrain from attacking the other and base your arguments on the good things about your choice.  However, it’s open season (politically) on the Republican candidates.  They and the Republican Bubble Machine will be repeating so many lies so often that we’ll be hard pressed to keep repeating  the truthsI’ll do my best to assist you, by exposing the lies and presenting the truths clearly.

Thank you for all that you do, here and elsewhere.  You are what keeps this site going!!

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May 312015
 

Yesterday was a bad day for resting.  When  I went down to bask in the sunshine, I realized that all my spots were occupied.  The city rents put the sidewalk in front of my building for about $30 a head to watch the Rose Festival Starlight Parade.  The noise below my window magnified as the day progressed, and it did not abate until after 1 AM, when the street sweepers went through.  I’ve taken some shortcuts today, because I’m so tired.  The following video is four years old, but it will give you an idea od what it’s like from a sidewalk renter’s perspective.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:47 (average 5:41).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes: (All Daily Kos Classics)

From Daily Kos: Pat Robertson advises 80 year old tither to get her butt to work

Barf Bag Alert!!

 

September, 2014. He personifies Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christian greed.

From Daily Kos:

So there’s this thing that measures how happy people are:

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which interviewed more than 176,000 people from all 50 states last year, measures the physical and emotional health of Americans across the country.

So take a gander at the states with the most miserable people:

10. Louisiana
9. Oklahoma
8. Missouri
7. Tennessee
6. Arkansas
5. Ohio
4. Alabama
3. Mississippi
2. Kentucky
1. West Virginia

February, 2014. I’m not surprised. Are you? I see a direct correlation between degree of Republican rule and misery.

From Daily Kos: Which party is best for the economy? It’s not even close

September 2012 Click through for a great collection of graphics. Here’s just one:

0531jobs

Cartoon:

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May 022015
 

In April, Politics Plus was little changed from February and March, for which I was too ill to provide a Monthly Report.

Here is our latest summary:

Stats4-2015

Data from April 2015:

Reported period

Month Apr 2015

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Apr 2015 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

30 Apr 2015 – 05:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

9,665

 

26,000

(2.69 visits/visitor)

78,830

(3.03 Pages/Visit)

228,103

(8.77 Hits/Visit)

3.28 GB

(132.28 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

315,547

358,509

5.06 GB

Data from April 2014:

Reported period

Month Apr 2014

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Apr 2014 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

30 Apr 2014 – 23:58

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

11,185

 

34,084

(3.04 visits/visitor)

81,302

(2.38 Pages/Visit)

257,508

(7.55 Hits/Visit)

3.87 GB

(119.05 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

299,711

345,457

4.48 GB

This April was a significant decline from last.

Here is our latest demographic data from Quantcast:

QUS4-2-15

They miss a ton of raw data, but among those they can identify they are a valuable source of information.  We are still mostly older, well educated, poor, and politically active. 

Here is our latest ClustrMap:

CMap4-2015

ClustrMap misses a lot of, because many visits can’t be easily traced to a location.  It shows only the visits from March 3 to April 26, when it was last updated.  Having been reset to zero, since the last one you saw, this is much sparser.

Here are our top five articles:

Happy Easter! 4/10/2012 2,647
Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs 11/17/2010 1,046
Open Thread–4/6/2015 250
Matthews Hits Home on Iran 4/7/2015 175
Liz on Hillary 4/9/2015 171

The count represents only the people who followed an external link to that specific article.  I’m pleased to see three  from April.

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers:

Google 3,300
Care2 1,886
Stumbleupon 370

Two are down.  Google is up.

Here are our top  blog/news referrers:

http://infidel753.blogspot.com/
http://bildungblog.blogspot.com/
http://oakcreekforum.blogspot.com/
http://welcome-to-pottersville2.blogspot.com/

Normally I have included fifteen here, but these four are the only ones with two or more referrals.  This is the one stat that disappoints me most, because it means that we are no longer a go-to site for bloggers. 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)
Joanne D (100)
Edie (94)
Patty (93)
Pat A (80)
jla (59)
SoINeedAName (52)
Vivian B. (37)
Jerry Critter (25)
Jim Phillips (20)
mamabear (20)
Avril Lomas (5)
dave c (3)
Dotti Lydon (3)
Infidel753 (3)
Steve (3)

There are over 15, because of a tie.  People who submit articles to Care2 can use their submitted news link from there.  These are the people that kept PP alive during my illness.  I did credit Patty foe Pstty’s comments. :-)

We have 349,788 links on other websites.

As of Midnight on May 1, we have 5,495 articles and 63,207 comments.

Kudos to Vivian for posting the 63,000th comment.

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.

To be clear, we’ve has two lousy months, and that is not your fault in any way.  The main cause was the severe bout of flu I had that kept me down for the bulk of both months.  The Republican budget makes it clear that their economic “solution” is to keep taking from the poor and middle classes to provide welfare for billionaires and corporate criminals.  Their political “solution” is still to lie, cheat and steal, whenever and wherever they can. We still have our work cut out for us.  Whether you support Bernie or Hillary, I ask that you refrain from attacking the other and base your arguments on the good things about your choice.  However, it’s open season on the Republican candidates.

Thank you for all that you do, here and elsewhere.  You are what makes this site happen!!

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Mar 022015
 

In February, Politics Plus was little changed from January.  We decreased in every category, but only because the month is three days shorter.

Here is our latest summary:

Stats2-2015

Data from February 2015:

Reported period

Month Feb 2015

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Feb 2015 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

28 Feb 2015 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

9,917

 

27,754

(2.79 visits/visitor)

75,630

(2.72 Pages/Visit)

220,134

(7.93 Hits/Visit)

3.12 GB

(117.87 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

223,765

258,998

4.49 GB

Data from February 2014:

Reported period

Month Feb 2014

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Feb 2014 – 00:01

 

 

 

 

Last visit

28 Feb 2014 – 23:56

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

7,693

 

26,136

(3.39 visits/visitor)

61,527

(2.35 Pages/Visit)

203,551

(7.78 Hits/Visit)

6.51 GB

(260.99 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

235,416

286,302

9.47 GB

This February was a significant improvement over last.

Here is our latest demographic data from Quantcast:

QUS2-2015

They miss a ton of raw data, but among those they can identify they are a valuable source of information.  We are mostly older, well educated, poor, and politically active. 

Here is our latest ClustrMap:

CMap2-2015

ClustrMap misses a lot of, because many visits can’t be easily traced to a location.  It shows only the visits from March 2 to January 13, when it was last updated.  Therefore it is unchanged from last month.

Here are our top five articles:

Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs 1/17/2010 1,651
Warren on Vaccines 2/13/2015 484
Texas Is Premeditating Murder 11/25/2014 363
Good News from the FCC 2/5/2015 309
The Impasse Is No Mystery 2/11/2015 301

The count represents only the people who followed an external link to that specific article.  I’m pleased to see three  from February.

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers:

Care2 2,103
Google 1,695
Stumbleupon 1,138

Two are down.  Stumbleupon is up.

Here are our top  blog/news referrers:

http://infidel753.blogspot.com/
http://bildungblog.blogspot.com/
http://www.oakcreekforum.blogspot.mx/
http://rixar13.newsvine.com/
http://annette-justmylittlepieceoftheworld.blogspot.com/
http://zenman1550.tumblr.com/
http://progressiveerupts.blogspot.com/

Normally I have included fifteen here, but these seven are the only ones with two or more referrals.  That’s down three from last month.  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)
Edie (85)
Joanne D (84)
Pat A (80)
Patty (79)
Jim Phillips (59)
SoINeedAName (53)
jla (48)
Rixar13 (45)
Vivian B. (39)
Jerry Critter (24)
mamabear (17)
Avril Lomas (9)
Steve (6)
Arielle (5)
Yvonne White (5)
Infidel753 (5)

There are over 15, because of a tie.  People who submit articles to Care2 can use their submitted news link from there.

We have 254,594 links on other websites.

As of Midnight on March 1, we have 5,400 articles and 61,387 comments.

Kudos to Lynn for posting the 61,000th comment.

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.

As the New Year continues to unfold, it’s crystal clear that the Republican Party is too incompetent to govern, even on those rare occasions, when they appear to want to do so. In addition, they have no shortage of greed, lies, and hate.  They are getting away with it, because the habitat of most Americans is intersection of political ignorance and apathy, and most news media reinforce both.  We still have our work cut out for us.

Thank you for all that you do, here and elsewhere.  You are what makes this site happen!!

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Feb 062015
 

Day 93.  I slept in, which is good.  I needed it.  This afternoon my building is having a community meeting in which management will be going over the steps they are going to start talking to help us recycle and lower our carbon footprint.  While that may see like a pain in the ass, I’m glad they care.  You folks back east had betted get ready for some nasty weather.  Although it has been unseasonably warm here, it’s been raining nonstop for over a day and is forecast to continue for two – three more.  When that mixes from cold air out of Canada, watch out!!

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today;s took me 2:59 (average 4:14).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From Daily Kos: Florida Attorney Steve Medina has been working on a case, pro bono, to expose the environmental corruption which has been taking place in Tallahassee and Putnam County, Florida.

Tons of toxic waste is being dumped into St. Johns River, daily, by the Koch Brothers company, Georgia-Pacific. Aspects of the deal allowing Georgia Pacific to massively assault the environment, were misleading, sometimes illegal, and unbeknownst to the local citizens. Florida Governor Rick Scott and former Governor (and Republican presidential hopeful), Jeb Bush, are also involved.

Click through for the dirty details. Those four are peas in a pod.

From Reuters: A senior Israeli official suggested on Friday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had been misled into thinking an invitation to address the U.S. Congress on Iran next month was fully supported by the Democrats.

Netanyahu was invited by the Republican speaker of the house, John Boehner, to address Congress on March 3, an invitation Boehner originally described as bipartisan.

The move angered the White House, which is upset about the event coming two weeks before Israeli elections and the fact that Netanyahu, who has a testy relationship with President Obama, is expected to be critical of U.S. policy on Iran.

I don’t doubt that Agent Orange lied. After all, his mouth was open, and there was no inflow of whiskey. However, if Butcher Ben were truly concerned, he would cancel the trip. He says he has no such plans.

From Right Wing Watch: Creationist leader Ken Ham is incensed that the state of Kentucky is supposedly abridging his organization’s “fundamental rights” by declining to provide around $18 million in tax incentives to his Noah’s Ark theme park. The park is a planned addition to Ham’s Creation Museum and is intended to be, according to Ham, “one of the greatest evangelist outreaches of our day.”

Since Ham’s group plans to discriminate on the basis of religion in its hiring practices, it is no surprise that it won’t get public funds. But Ham claims that he has a “right” to receive taxpayer money and has filed a lawsuit [pseudo-Christians delinked] against Kentucky, insisting that his organization, Answers in Genesis, is the real victim of discrimination.

He took his case to “Washington Watch” [pseudo-Christians delinked] yesterday, where he told host Tony Perkins that Kentucky’s decision somehow violates his organization’s right to the freedom of speech: “Anyone who wants to have freedom of speech in this nation, freedom of religion, free exercise of religion, needs to stand with us as we do this because that is what we are standing for.”

In short this Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christian is saying that failure to fund his attempt to proselytize others in a manner that violates the US Constitution violates his freedom of speech and freedom of religion. He is free to spread the Republican gospel of greed, lies and hate to his heart’s content, and I defend his right to do so. But, if government pays for it, that violates our rights.

Cartoon:

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Feb 022015
 

In January, Politics Plus was little changed from December.  We increased in every category, except visits, which were less than 100 lower.

Here is our latest summary:

Stats1-2015

 

Data from January 2015:

Reported period

Month Jan 2015

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Jan 2015 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

31 Jan 2015 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

10,329

 

29,156

(2.82 visits/visitor)

79,523

(2.72 Pages/Visit)

241,305

(8.27 Hits/Visit)

3.34 GB

(119.94 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

240,159

281,038

3.77 GB

Not viewed pages includes people who read RSS feeds  and RSS readers.

Data from January 2014:

Reported period

Month Jan 2014

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Jan 2014 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

31 Jan 2014 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

8,704

 

28,787

(3.3 visits/visitor)

71,199

(2.47 Pages/Visit)

232,862

(8.08 Hits/Visit)

5.90 GB

(214.78 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

251,419

333,284

5.32 GB

This January was significantly better than last.

Here is our latest demographic data from Quantcast:

QUS1-2015

They miss a ton of raw data, but among those they can identify they will be a valuable source of information.  We are mostly older, well educated, poor, and politically active. 

Here is our latest ClustrMap:

CMap1-2015

ClustrMap misses a lot of, because many visits can’t be easily traced to a location.  It shows only the visits from March 2 to January 13, when it was last updated.

Here are our top five articles:

Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs 1/17/2010 1,324
Texas Is Premeditating Murder 11/25/2014 714
Republicans Declare War on Disabled Americans 1/9/2015 333
The State of the Union Is Pig Nuts 1/17/2015 291
Monthly Report for December 2014 1/3/2015 250

I’m pleased to see three  from January, and amazed that a Monthly Report made the cut. 

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers:

Care2 2,459
Google 1,720
Stumbleupon 1,039

All are up.

Here are our top  blog/news referrers:

http://www.politicususa.com/
http://bildungblog.blogspot.com/
http://oakcreekforum.blogspot.com/
http://www.infidel753.blogspot.com/
http://rixar13.newsvine.com/
http://zenman1550.tumblr.com/
http://progressiveerupts.blogspot.com/
http://mockpaperscissors.com/
http://alterx.blogspot.ca/
http://theleftinme.blogspot.com/

Normally I have included fifteen here, but these ten are the only ones with two or more referrals.  That’s down five from last month.  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 (137)
Jim Phillips (110)
Edie (97)
Joanne D (89)
Patty (82)
Pat A (73)
Rixar13 (64)
SoINeedAName (63)
jla (45)
Vivian B. (26)
Jerry Critter (25)
Steve (6)
Avril Lomas (4)
Cheryl A. Aaron (3)
Infidel753 (3)
mamabear (3)
Nancy W (3)
One Fly (3)

There are over 15, because of a tie.  Patty, if your going to call Facebook your home page, may I suggest using the link that points to your page there instead of their main URL.  Also, people who submit articles to Care2 can use their submitted news link from there.

We have 362,901 links on other websites.

As of Midnight on February 1, we have 5,346 articles and 60,295 comments.

Kudos to SoINeedAName for posting the 60,000th comment.  His Politics Plus coffee mug for posting an even multiple of 10,000 should be delivered to him tomorrow.  We hope he will send a picture of him using it, that I can post here.  We’re still waiting for the mug recipient for the 50,000th send me her promised picture.  I just hope the mug wasn’t trampled underfoot. 😉

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.

As the New Year begins to unfold, it’s already clear that the Republican Party have no interest in governing responsibly, and they are not cutting back on their hateful schemes, each one more vicious than the last.  They are getting away with it, because the habitat of most Americans is intersection of political ignorance and apathy.  We have our work cut out for us.

Thank you for all that you do, here and elsewhere.

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