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  •  Yes, we should stop by and visit them!!! (6+ / 0-)

    Unless we are in jail..

     HT to Democracy Now!  blog

    Drone wars protester sentenced to Federal prison just for speaking out
    We have given money to downticket Orange to Blue, PDA picks, and digby Blue America.  

    Those, plus the many cozy Dem emails you mention are crowding out the more interesting penis enlargement ads in my junkmail.  i

    BTW, did you read kos  this morning on the poll ?:

    Now this could point to a bad sample, or it could point to depressed enthusiasm among our base.Let's really hope it's the former.

    How long before the set up to blame the hippies if Obama  loses?

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    by divineorder on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 07:18:06 AM PDT

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    •  Well I wonder if kos (6+ / 0-)

      is going to get troll rated to oblivion like another diarist did last night for posting poll numbers that the hyperpartisans did not like.  They said the diarist was a concern troll even though he claims that he is sincerely worried about the numbers and has been giving money and working hard for the campaign.

      The diarist posted an excerpt from the poll article and a link to the full article.   The commenters and troll raters said he should have posted information about the margin of error and the polling dates in his diary and they clobbered him in the comments.

      Bad news - USA Today/Gallup

      Be careful kos! Don't post bad polling news or you too might be troll rated to oblivion!  And whatever you do, don't post any sentiments about being worried or concerned about the numbers! Concern troll!

      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 07:31:40 AM PDT

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      •  A comment I saved a long time ago (5+ / 0-)
        America will never be free until the last pundit is strangled with the entrails of the last pollster!

        by Flint on Sun Feb 03, 2008 at 09:36:05 AM PST

        White-collar conservatives flashing down the street, pointing their plastic finger at me..

        by BOHICA on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 07:34:38 AM PDT

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      •  There is no excuse for (5+ / 0-)

        being the bearer of bad news -- especially when it is true. :-)

        I bet that diarist was left wondering "WTF just happened?!"

        "It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth." - Morpheus

        by CitizenOfEarth on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 07:48:48 AM PDT

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      •  My subjective, non-scientific estimate is that (5+ / 0-)

        the word "troll" is misapplied well over 80% of the time, perhaps as high as 90%. "Concern Troll" is even more of a joke. In my time here, I've seen exactly one.

        That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

        by enhydra lutris on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 08:03:37 AM PDT

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        •  One commenter (5+ / 0-)

          said that the diarist was posting "doomster FUD".

          It was a Gallup poll released yesterday. Doomster FUD.  Amazing.  

          Then they told him he needed to update the diary with a bunch of tweets telling people not to pay any attention to that poll.

          This latest poll that kos posted about was from almost the same time frame, different by only one day in the range.  The margin of error on kos' poll is lower.

          I've also seen, in the past two days, the same people who made Nate Silver into some kind of hero are now turning on him.  One commenter said that she knows him personally from his poblano days and liked and trusted him but if he doesn't change the statistical model that he uses in his NYTimes column, and eliminate the polls that tend to be less favorable, she will no longer like and trust him anymore.   So there are people on dkos screaming for Nate to change his polling model midstream.  These are the same people who have been cheering his electoral vote numbers for months now.

          I thought I'd seen it all when they got two front page cartoonists banned but now they are coming for the pollsters or people who write diaries about polls that they don't like.

          "Justice is a commodity"

          by joanneleon on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 08:14:31 AM PDT

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