Aug 302017
 

I’m back in the saddle.  The eye sees great.  I am still very tired because of the heat, the humidity and the smoke.  Today and tomorrow will be moderate, but before the building cools down, the next heat wave will begin on Friday: six straight days over 90°.  ARGH!  Safeway.com delivered groceries, and I just finished unpacking and putting them away.  Wendy is coming this evening to de-stink the filthy TomCat.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:00 (average 5:45).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Fantasy Football Reminder:

The live online draft for our own fantasy football league, Lefty Blog Friends, is one week from today on Saturday, September 2, at 10 AM PDT (11 AM MDT, 12 Noon CDT, 1 PM EDT).  I strongly recommend that players log into the league and participate in a couple mock drafts between now and then.  If you cannot attend, the league will draft for you.  See you then and good luck!

Short Takes:

From YouTube (GQ Channel): What Trump’s Trip to Texas Revealed | The Resistance with Keith Olbermann

 

Thank God that funding cuts by Trump and the Republican Reich have not destroyed the disaster relief capabilities that Obama built… yet! Pat and the people of Texas remain in my thoughts and prayers. RESIST!!

From YouTube (RWW Channel): Kellyanne Conway Says That Trump’s Most Notable Characteristic Is His ‘Humility’

Barf Bag Alert!!

 

Whatever Smellyanne has been smoking, I want some!  Smile with tongue out RESIST!!

From Act Blue and Daily Kos: Contribute now to support victims of Hurricane Harvey

I’m not telling anyone to do this. If you can and want to give this is a good way to target your giving and avoid all the Republicans with charity scams. Click through. RESIST!!

Cartoon:

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Vintage 2011 and still valid.

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Aug 042017
 

Compared to June, results are mixed.  Visits and Bandwidth are up.  Uniques, Page Views, and Hits are down.  It could still be a lot worse, given all my medical mayhem last month.

Here is our latest summary:

Stats07-2017

Reported period

Month Jul 2017

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Jul 2017 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

31 Jul 2017 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

9,514

 

26,888

(2.82 visits/visitor)

81,608

(3.03 Pages/Visit)

233,353

(8.67 Hits/Visit)

8.96 GB

(349.3 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

402,402

456,728

10.69 GB

Here is our ClustrMap for 2017 Year to Date.

ClustRMap07-2017

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

Here are our top five articles:

Friday Fun: For Chris Christie, Life Can Be a “Beach” 7/7/2017 854
Obstruction of Justice 6/21/2017 730
And the Word of the Lord Came to Limbaugh 4/18/2010 724
Occupy Portland had the runs 10/11/2011 722
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Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs 1/17/2010 532

The count represents only the people who followed an external link to that specific article.  Three were from April.  Congrats to Nameless, who  wrote not only the top article, but also, the only article from July to make the list.

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

Care2 2,240
Google 1,696
Stumbleupon 286
Baidu 127

Care2 and Google are up from June.  Stumbleupon and Baidu are down.

Here are our top  blog/news referrers:

http://crooksandliars.com/
http://infidel753.blogspot.com/
http://bildungblog.blogspot.com/
http://oakcreekforum.blogspot.com/search
http://progressiveerupts.blogspot.com/
http://littlewinginc.blogspot.com/
http://welcome-to-pottersville2.blogspot.com/

We had 7 sites  with 2 or more referrals, down 3 from June.  Putting blogs’ links here increases the ratings of their sites, so this “linkey love” is our thank you for their referral support.

As of midnight August 1, we had 7,546 articles and 91,021 comments.

Congrats to SoINeedAName (Nameless) for posting the 91,000th 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. 

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 seven months of Putin’s Puppet and his Republican Reich.  During that time he has failed almost across the board.  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!  And special kudos to you for saving the ACA from a Republican onslaught that almost succeeded! Keep up the fantastic work!  Thank you for all that you do, here and elsewhere!

RESIST!!

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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 …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bottom line:

 

 

 

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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.

ClustRMap06-2017

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 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!

RESIST!!

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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!

RESIST!!

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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.

RESIST!!

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