Jul 142017
 

Trump’s SOP on how he deals with his unending lies is Deny, Discredit then Dismiss.  And the sad thing is his 35% base buy into this “Nothingburger” approach.

Well, dear Trumpkins, Junior finally has provided a red-hot Smoking Gun with his forced release of his “chain of emails” proving he colluded with a “Russian government attorney”.  (Sorry Twitler – it’s right in the body of Junior’s email.)

Time magazine agrees that the emails’ “This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump” and Junior’s “I love it” response proves he’s been caught Red-Handed!

And it’s plainly a piss-poor defense for the Trump gangster clan to go with

“Well, we tried to collude, but we were so incompetent we got nothing from it”

So let’s enjoy some of the reactions to this remarkable revelation …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jul 032017
 

This is our second Monthly Report for 2017.  There was no Report for May, because I had to go to the hospital for Pancreatitis, but the stats are mixed.  It could certainly be a lot worse, given all my medical mayhem this year

Here is our latest summary:

Stats06-2017

Reported period

Month Jun 2017

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Jun 2017 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

30 Jun 2017 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

9,323

 

27,090

(2.9 visits/visitor)

122,678

(4.52 Pages/Visit)

246,604

(9.1 Hits/Visit)

8.04 GB

(311.2 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

519,108

577,231

12.30 GB

Here is our ClustrMap for 2017 Year top Date.

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ClustrMap misses a lot of visits, because many visits can’t be easily traced to a location..

Here are our top five articles:

Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs 1/17/2010 846
Unquestioning Support for Cops 6/28/2015 333
Republicans Use Scalise Shooting for Propaganda 6/19/2017 294
Sanction the Nazis 6/2/1017 237
Squatch’s Open Thread 05 June 2016 6/5/2017 229

Congrats to Squatch for making the top five.  When she claimed it was 2016 in the title, she fibbed. 😉

The count represents only the people who followed an external link to that specific article.  Three were from April.  Congrats to Nameless, who  wrote one of them.

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers (100 referral minimum):

Care2 1,750
Google 1,695
Baidu 402
Stumbleupon 273

Here are our top  blog/news referrers:

http://crooksandliars.com/
http://infidel753.blogspot.com/
http://bildungblog.blogspot.com/
http://oakcreekforum.blogspot.com/searc
http://littlewinginc.blogspot.com/
http://progressiveerupts.blogspot.com/
http://welcome-to-pottersville2.blogspot.com/
http://hamsandwich66.blogspot.com/
http://whohijackedourcountry.blogspot.com/
http://alterx.blogspot.com/

We had 10 sites  with 2 or more referrals, up 3 from April.  Putting blogs’ links here increases the ratings of their sites, so this “linkey love” is our thank you for their support.

As of midnight July 1, we had 7,479 articles and 90,306 comments.

Congrats to Lona Goudswaard for posting the 90,000th 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.

Your Administrators are Lynn Squance, aka Sasquatch or Squatch, SoINeedAName, aka Nameless, and I, aka TomCat, the Founder.  Your Editors are Joanne Dixon, aka JD the Erynator and Lona Goudswaard, aka Lona the Napster.  I  promoted them from Author in August to give them the ability to add graphics to comments and the ability to correct my innumerable typos.

This is our policy on links.  We do not embed links to extreme Republican websites, like Faux Noise, Breitfart or World Nut Daily.  However I leave notes in square brackets when I delete such links, (example: [faux noise delinked]) 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. 

Thank you for all that you do, here and elsewhere.  You and other activists are America’s only hope.

I expect things to stay relatively slow through the summer as I will be devoting a lot of time to medical mayhem.   We have survived six months of Putin’s Puppet and his Republican Reich.  During that time he has failed almost across.  That’s your fault.  Your efforts to educate others and expose his treacherous dealings to the light of day have frustrated him at every turn.  Kudos to you all!  Keep up the good work!

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May 032017
 

This is our first Monthly Report for 2017.  Because Google analytics are so cumbersome, I’m going back to using the raw data from AWSTATS and our HSP, but bot as extensively as I used to do it.  I expect April’s stats  to be a low point from which we can build, as I was down sick for almost the entire month.

Here is our latest summary:

Stats4-2017

Reported period

Month Apr 2017

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Apr 2017 – 00:01

 

 

 

 

Last visit

30 Apr 2017 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

9,130

 

27,885

(3.05 visits/visitor)

82,700

(2.96 Pages/Visit)

209,048

(7.49 Hits/Visit)

6.67 GB

(250.88 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

401,079

456,798

8.90 GB

Here is our ClustrMap for 2017 Year top Date.

ClustrMap4-2017

ClustrMap misses a lot of visits, because many visits can’t be easily traced to a location..

Here are our top five articles:

Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs 1/17/2010 2,346
Friday Fun – Making Math Fun … No Fooling! 4/7/2017 264
A Laugh from Bill Maher 4/2/2017 237
Unquestioning Support for Cops 7/28/2015 225
Open Thread – 4/2/2017 4/2/2017 215

The count represents only the people who followed an external link to that specific article.  Three were from April.  Congrats to Nameless, who  wrote one of them.

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers (100 referral minimum):

Care2 1,811
Google 1,629
Stumbleupon 227

Here are our top  blog/news referrers:

http://bildungblog.blogspot.com/
http://oakcreekforum.blogspot.mx/
http://infidel753.blogspot.com/
http://www.pafundi.com/
http://hamsandwich66.blogspot.com/
http://www.straight-friendly.blogspot.com/
https://jasondylan.wordpress.com/

We had 7 sites  with 2 or more referrals, down 2 from November.  Putting blogs’ links here increases the ratings of their sites, so this “linkey love” is our thank you for their support.

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.

Your Administrators are Lynn Squance, aka Sasquatch or Squatch, SoINeedAName, aka Nameless, and I, aka TomCat, the Founder.  Your Editors are Joanne Dixon, aka JD the Erynator and Lona Goudswaard, aka Lona the Napster.  I  promoted them from Author in August to give them the ability to add graphics to comments and the ability to correct my innumerable typos.

This is our policy on links.  We do not embed links to extreme Republican websites, like Faux Noise, Breitfart or World Nut Daily.  However I leave notes in square brackets when I delete such links, (example: [faux noise delinked]) 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. 

Thank you for all that you do, here and elsewhere.  You and other activists are America’s only hope.

We have survived the worst 100 days in US History.  For the Fuhrer and the Republic an Reich, they have been an unmitigated failure, because you and activist like you have apposed them at every opportunity.  Keep it up.  Fight every battle/  We can’t win, if we don’t fight!

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Jan 162017
 

On Friday, we discussed how the US intelligence community had been in possession of the dossier that indicated Trump had been coopted by the Russian government through blackmail, and that he was a willing participant in hacking the US government.  They say they have made no determination about the accuracy of that material, but there is now evidence that they are lying to the American people.

0116trump-gsThe humor writer Andy Borowitz recently joked that Donald Trump had been named the Kremlin’s “employee of the month.” I giggled at that, and then winced. It’s painful even to joke about.

Some of the most explosive reports about America in the last few days appeared in Israeli newspapers. They suggested that American intelligence officials had warned Israel to “be careful” about sharing classified information with the Trump White House, for fear that it would be given to Russia.

American intelligence officials reportedly cautioned that Vladimir Putin might have “leverages of pressure” to extort Trump. That presumably was a reference to the hanky-panky recounted in the dossier alleging that Moscow compromised Trump by filming him cavorting with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel.

Perhaps more troubling are suggestions of collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign…

From <NY Times>

Photo credit: Democratic Underground

The way I see it, unless the US intelligence community had more evidence than completely unverified claims, they would not be warning their counterparts in other countries.

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Jan 032017
 

Last month, Uniques, Visits, and  Pages were up from November.  Hits and Bandwidth were slightly down.  We might have done better were people not suffering from outrage exhaustion, and were the Care2 Glitch Monster not rampaging.

Here is our latest summary:

Stats1-2017

Reported period

Month Dec 2016

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Dec 2016 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

31 Dec 2016 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

9,993

 

28,413

(2.84 visits/visitor)

84,232

(2.96 Pages/Visit)

255,997

(9 Hits/Visit)

6.74 GB

(248.66 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

392,674

452,771

8.67 GB

 

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

 

Year over year, 2016 is considerably lower in every category.  Here is our latest demographic data from Quantcast:

QUS1-2017

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, Democrats, and politically active, and poor to middle class.  We are  about 40% male and 60% female. 

Here is our ClustrMap for 2016.

ClustrMap1-2017

ClustrMap misses a lot of visits, because many visits can’t be easily traced to a location.  They have changed their format.  When you click the map in the left column, it shows the current month only, but they changed their interface to allow me to pull up the YTD map, and they have made several different  formats available, including one in Russian for Republicans.

Here are our top five articles:

Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs 1/17/2010 979
Is Mad Dog Such a Bad Dog? 12/7/2016 434
Unquestioning Support for Cops 7/28/2016 353
My Christmas Greeting 12/25/2016 250
Everyday Erinyes #53 12/3/2016 242 (Posted by JD)

The count represents only the people who followed an external link to that specific article.  Three were from December.  Congrats to JD, who wrote one of them.

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers (100 referral minimum):

Google 2,649
Care2 2,429
Stumbleupon 246

Care2 is way down by over 400,  Google is up by almost 400, Stumbleupon is down 10, Google (Images) did not make the list.

Here are our top  blog/news referrers:

http://infidel753.blogspot.com/
http://crooksandliars.com/
http://bildungblog.blogspot.com/
http://oakcreekforum.blogspot.com/
http://progressiveerupts.blogspot.com/
http://marketwatch666.blogspot.com/
http://www.synapticstew.com/
http://whitenoiseinsanity.com/
http://hamsandwich66.blogspot.com/
http://leftwingnutjob.blogspot.com/
http://theleftinme.blogspot.com/

We had 12 sites  with 2 or more referrals, down 2 from November.  Putting blogs’ links here increases the ratings of their sites, so this “linkey love” is our thank you for their support.  I’m most pleased with the stat and that some of the sites that linked to us are household names. 

We have 240,827 links on other websites, up 3,000 from November.  I expect that to decrease, because thousands of our links are over five years old, dating back to a time, when we consistently averaged over a million hits a month.  I used to have the time and energy for 7-8 articles per day. Major sites (like Care2), where I used to post links are no longer available, I’ve stopped posting links at other major sites, and I no longer visit 20 – 30 blogs per day, because I just can’t do everything I used to do.  However, as quantity has gone down, I hope quality has gone up.

As of Midnight on January 1, we have 7,084 articles and 85,580 comments.

Congrats to Pat B.  She won a Big Mouth Award in November, for the 85,000th 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.

Your Administrators are Lynn Squance, aka Sasquatch or Squatch, SoINeedAName, aka Nameless, and I, aka TomCat, the Founder.  Your Editors are Joanne Dixon, aka JD the Erynator and Lona Goudswaard, aka Lona the Napster.  I  promoted them from Author in August to give them the ability to add graphics to comments and the ability to correct my innumerable typos.

This is our policy on links.  We do not embed links to extreme Republican websites, like Faux Noise, Breitfart or World Nut Daily.  However I leave notes in square brackets when I delete such links, (example: [faux noise delinked]) 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. 

Given our expanded talent, I expect to resume our overall upward trend, although my medical problems are still interfering with my writing.  Please help by sharing our articles, not only with your family and friends, but also, on other sites, linking back to the article here.  The more exposure we get, the better we shall do at fulfilling our stated purpose, “Overcoming Right Wing Insanity One Day at a Time!”, although surviving might be mjore operative, temporarily.

Thank you for all that you do, here and elsewhere.  You are why we succeed!  You and other activists are America’s only hope.

Remember, before the election I kept warning you that every state was a swing state.  You passed it on, but far too few heeded our warning.  As more votes have come in, we now know that, if voters for Jill Stein, the Green who colluded with Putin,  in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania had only voted responsibly, Hillary Clinton would be President elect today.  America's best hope is to transform the Democratic Party into the party it should have been.  That is done best at the local level, but at the same time we need to fight back nationally.

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Dec 252016
 

I did most of the research for this article last night, so I could hit the ground running today and get a nap, before Wendy comes, so I can watch my Broncos without falling asleep.  Please be sure to catch today’s lead article, my Christmas greeting to you.  Hugs!!

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:33 (average 8:13).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

A Fascist (Republican) Nativity:

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It was drawn byJoanna Wieruszewska from Poland.  She asked for her brother Marek Wieruszewski to be credited with the idea for the drawing.  Hat-Tip: SoINeedAName

Short Takes:

From Daily Kos (Classic 12/2014): According to Scott McConnell’s 100 Voices: An Oral History of Ayn Rand she did indeed. Unfortunately, none are included in McConnell’s 656 page book.

Fortunately, with a little help from the Ayn Rand Archives*, we’re able to present to you this exclusive, never-before-seen collection of Ayn Rand favorites.

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I shared 2. Click through for the rest. Rand is Lyin’ Ryan’s hero.

From Raw Story: On Friday, former Green Party candidate Jill Stein—who launched a recount effort in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania following the election of Donald Trump—asked U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to investigate the integrity of the nation’s electoral system, the Hill reports.

“We write to urge the Department of Justice to launch an investigation into the integrity of our nation’s election system generally, and our nation’s voting machines specifically, based on the information we discovered in the course of this representation,” Stein’s counsel wrote in a letter to Lynch.

The letter urged the department to focus specifically on human and machine error that may impact voting machines in future elections.

While I agree with her request, it’s another publicity stunt. She proved that she cares nothing about the integrity of US elections every time she parroted Russian lies on Putin’s propaganda network, RT.

From Politico: As Putin climbed the ranks in the Kremlin, eventually becoming the autocratic president he is today, he and Kissinger kept up a warm rapport even as the United States and Russia grew further apart. Kissinger is one of the few Americans to meet frequently with Putin, one former U.S. ambassador recently recalled — along with movie star Steven Seagal and ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, the likely next secretary of state.

Now, as Donald Trump signals that he wants a more cooperative relationship with Moscow, the 93-year-old Kissinger is positioning himself as a potential intermediary — meeting with the president-elect in private and flattering him in public. Like Trump, Kissinger has also cast doubt on intelligence agencies’ conclusion that Russia sought to sway the election in Trump’s favor, telling a recent interviewer: “They were hacking, but the use they allegedly made of this hacking eludes me.”

In  addition to many other atrocities, Kissinger is the bastard that engineered the violent overthrow and murder of Chile’s elected President Salvatore Allende, a democratic socialist, and the takeover by Agosto Pinochet, one of the century’s most brutal fascist dictators. Kissinger organized CIA training of Pinochet’s death squads in torture, disappearing and murder of tens of thousands of Chilean citizens. He did this to exploit Chile’s copper for US vulture capitalists. As such, Kissinger will fit right in with other members of Trump’s Reich.

Cartoon:

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