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  •  In the last 4 weeks, I've written 6 diaries (16+ / 0-)

    Three with directly about the mid-term elections, and the fourth tangentially.  I've briefly described all six below.  I'm curious whether the first three are all included in your search totals above?  (Dunno if the 4th on a key issue of climate/energy should be, since it's not about any specific race.)  I didn't have mid-term elections in the tags.  If that's what you searched on, it wouldn't have shown up.  Any further description of your search?

    Here's the summaries:

    • One, yesterday about global warming, the offshore drilling bill before the senate & rather pointedly criticizing Richard Pombo (CA-11).  It also briefly described his opponent, linked to that website, and requested donations.  Pombo's been my main research topic sinced shortly after I first logged on here last fall, with 33 diaries so far with him in the crosshairs.
    • Another diary was a collection of snippets about Katherine Harris's run for senate, complete with ridicule and pictures.
    • A third was about the midterm overall, about Denny Hastert's prediction that the GOP would gain seats in both Houses of Congress in the fall.
    • A fourth was about global warming & the current heat wave.  It addressed the midterms only tangentially, but did discuss a very relevant policy issue of our time.
    • Yesterday's was about Israeli/Palestinian relations, specifically Israel's policy of destroying Palestinian orchards in the Occupied Territories, arguing that it was not a helpful policy for Israel to pursue.  I was a little surprised at some of the invective it aroused, and noticed the most vociferous was a brand new user who'd never posted on any other topic, and in fact was an Israeli.
    • The sixth was a meta-diary, about Give Israel Your United Support, an Israeli-government effort to encourage its supporters to counter "pro-Arab propaganda" on the web.  Which cast the reaction to the previous diary in a different light, and I thought worth bringing to people's attention.  And, in fact, arguing as you do, that this vein of activity is somewhat off-topic for the purpose of this site.

    Anyhow, thanks for your "reminder" diary.  It occurs to me that if Karl Rove or Ken Mehlman wanted to disrupt our effectiveness, they'd foment exactly this kind of divisiveness, so watchfulness and restraint are in order.

    But I am curious about your search terms, and whether my three diaries are in the "mid-term" category.  And, don't you think that diaries on topics like Lieberman, Webb & Casey are mid-term?  And we've also got a lot of campaigns posting, too.  So I'm guessing your numbers are a little low, because there's likely 100 or more different races getting posted on.

    •  Good point (0+ / 0-)

      If I had time I would like to see how many diaries about a specific race, any specific race, which is not CT-Sen there are and if they add up to the number of Israel diaries. After the CT primary there may be more diversity.

      -4.00, -5.33 For updates from an Israeli point of view visit The Muqata. I will watch for trolls from here.

      by 4jkb4ia on Tue Aug 01, 2006 at 03:14:16 PM PDT

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    •  The only truly accurate way to analyse this is (0+ / 0-)

      to look at the diaries themselves.

      I have.

      Out of the pas 200 diaries -- 25 are focused on the Israel / Lebanon conflict.

      And I'm sure a significantly less amount of diaries are "inflammatory" or "anti-semetic", as the diarist has suggested.

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