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Markos are you really this desperate?  Makes me want to hurl!

She is a Koch Tea Party Hand puppet!

Mia is something different alright.  Her town, where she is Mayor, is a mess!

Draw a line of advertising integrity please.

Enough said.

Thank you


Dkos please don't take money from TeaParty candidates ads

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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Sun Feb 16, 2014 at 03:36:23 AM PST

  •  You have it wrong (6+ / 0-)

    First, Markos makes no discrimination about who advertises on this site. If righties want to give us money, that's a great thing! Let them waste their time and money.

    Furthermore, when someone clicks on an ad, Markos gets about a dollar. Click on those ads. Do it a hundred times! Take money from the Koch brothers so Markos can fund Orange to Blue and elect some real progressives.

    Plus, if you hate the ads so much, buy a subscription. Markos still gets the money and you get relief.

    Have you checked your poll? Everyone is clicking "freedom".

    Yes, DailyKos DOES have puzzles! Visit us here Saturday nights @ 5:00 PDT (easier puzzles) and Sunday nights @ 5:00 PDT (more challenging) for a group solving party. Even if you just pop in and comment while watching the fun, everybody is welcome. 21352

    by pucklady on Sun Feb 16, 2014 at 03:47:20 AM PST

    •  Are you sure? (2+ / 0-)
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      pucklady, oldpotsmuggler

      Just saying, whenever there's one of those giant wrap-around ads that fill all the (formerly) blank spaces on the sides of my monitor screen - they are ALWAYS progressive (or at least a reasonable facsimile there-of).

      Just a coincidence?

      The first 17 or 18 times I would have agreed that it might have been.

      But the 19th time - I say no way.  "The Math" says it is impossible.

      •  All I know is what Kos said (0+ / 0-)

        at the last "ask me anything".

        He said that he makes money from those ads. He specifically said he makes a dollar every time someone clicks on one of them.

        That's what he said. I tend to believe.

        Yes, DailyKos DOES have puzzles! Visit us here Saturday nights @ 5:00 PDT (easier puzzles) and Sunday nights @ 5:00 PDT (more challenging) for a group solving. Even if you just pop in and comment while watching the fun, everybody is welcome. uid:21352

        by pucklady on Sun Feb 16, 2014 at 07:23:43 PM PST

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  •  He is only choice in the matter is all or nothing. (5+ / 0-)

    The ads are served up by google, and he simply doesn't get to choose 'which' ads are run.  He either takes the ads or he doesn't.

  •  There are some simple and effective (3+ / 0-)

    ad blocking programs you can find and use, for free.

    Try them... and then this diary becomes entirely irrelevant.

    Suddenly, it dawns on me, Earnest T. Bass is the intellectual and philosophical inspiration of the TeaParty.

    by Nebraska68847Dem on Sun Feb 16, 2014 at 04:16:27 AM PST

  •  Subscribe. (2+ / 0-)
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    celdd, Amber6541

    If you aren't willing to chip in to pay for all of the expenses incurred in running this site, it takes some nerve for you to tell the owner what he should do or not do. You are a free rider, and it is free riders like yourself that make it necessary for sites like this to solicit advertising.

    Three or four years ago, many people did not understand that internet advertising was not sold to individual advertisers, but rather to consolidators; the site itself had no knowledge of or choice of which ads popped up for individuals on the site. But today, virtually everybody has learned this simple fact.

  •  Tea Party dollars taste extra good at the GOS (5+ / 0-)

    Plus Daily Kos is here to make money,...and.... baggers and the KOCHsucking Universe has money.

    The rest is simple.


    We don't have remotely the same level of money or media access and that seems very wrong and needlessly so.

    Legal means "good".
    [41984 | Feb 4, 2005]

    by xxdr zombiexx on Sun Feb 16, 2014 at 05:49:33 AM PST

  •  The subscription prices have changed, but: (5+ / 0-)



    On the right side of the page, there is a column of advertisements. The cost of maintaining a large internet site such as dkos is signficant; the great majority of this cost is covered by the sale of advertisements. Advertisements can be turned off by purchasing a subscription; subscribing currently costs $4/month, $40/year, or $100 for a lifetime subscription.
    Advertising policy

    The site's ad policy is mapped out by kos himself in the following piece:

       Advertising guidelines

        by kos

       Tue Nov 14, 2006 at 12:14:48 PM EDT

        There was some pre-election controversy over my running a Chevron ad. (It may still be running, for all I know.) I avoided talking about it then to prevent an ill-timed pie war. But given the increased interest in advertising on the site by interests that may sometimes not be aligned with the goals of the site, I had to figure out an official ad policy. And I found it over at The Nation

           Although the relationship of the First Amendment to commercial advertising is complex, we start with strong presumption against banning advertisers because we disapprove of, or even abhor, their political or social views. But we reserve (and exercise) the right to attack them in our editorial columns. The Nation does not consider itself bound by standards that must be applied to just any public forum. Our pages are primarily given over to articles that are consistent with the views of the editors. While we also publish articles and letters from readers that diverge from, or even diametrically contradict, the views of the editors, this is not out of a sense that our pages should be open to all or because we believe we are obliged to achieve balance. Whatever we publish appears in the magazine because in our judgment the views expressed deserve to be called to the attention of our readers by us. We are a magazine of limited circulation that enjoys no monopoly on the attention of our readers. They obtain other views in other places, and, through that process, determine for themselves what views to accept or reject. Advertising is different. We accept it not to further the views of The Nation but to help pay the costs of publishing. We start, therefore, with the presumption that we will accept advertising even if the views expressed are repugnant to those of the editors. The only limits are those that grow out of our interest in assuring that the advertising does not impede our use of the editorial columns of The Nation to say what we want [...] In imposing such limits, we will refrain from making judgments based on our opinions of the particular views expressed in an advertisement. If the purpose of the advertisement is to sell a product or service rather than to express a view, we will allow ourselves greater rein in making judgments about suitability. This reflects our view that commerce is less sacrosanct than political speech [...] Clearly, the whole question is a matter of drawing fine lines and making nice distinctions. Ethics and practicality are interwoven throughout the substance of the issue of how to enable journals of opinion to survive and expand their reach. We do not pretend that troublesome problems are absent from this question.
       Running an ad doesn't imply endorsement. But, if I start rejecting ads, THEN every ad that DOES run has an implied endorsement.

        And you guys aren't idiots. The advertising purity trolls seem to think that site readers are moron automatons easily manipulated by advertising. I have a higher opinion of you guys. I actually think you're quite intelligent and capable of independent evaluation of the advertising you consume here and elsewhere.

        Finally, I'm not afraid of money, and I'm putting it to good use -- the abandonment of Scoop and a massive ground-up redevelopment of Daily Kos to be the ultimate blogging platform in the world, and the establishment of a corps of "fellows" to do great activism.

        More details on those projects will emerge in December, but bottom line is that I won't cry if Chevron or anyone else wants to help fund the rise of a professional netroots activist class.
        The Nation's guidelines are fair all around and so I'm stealing them for myself.

  •  Emotional support needed for Utah (2+ / 0-)
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    high uintas, oldpotsmuggler

    Son-of-a-Matheson is abandoning his seat in the House of Representatives, as we all know on this site.

    At the moment, it seems like Saratoga Springs' hideously shallow mayor, She-from-the-Other-Lake, will walk into the U.S. Congress without any opposition, or qualifications for what is supposed to be an important position.

    The explicit cynicism of the whole scenario feels like being forced to drink poisoned water.

    The Democratic Party has abandoned us -- an intelligent public campaign against this stooge would do a lot of good throughout the West, even if her puppeteers prevailed in the election.

    The recent revelation of broad public support for clean air and equality throughout our citizenry should say SOMETHING.

    We live without hope here, but struggle to do what's right -- the diarist especially tries to lead, and I cherish and congratulate her. (Maybe one day we'll even meet.)

    I totally understand any ranting about the stupid ads I see here under these circumstances. I also remember the daze of the pie fight, but remain on the side of Kos.

    That being said: We could use a high five or two here, rather than the back of your hands, or the turned backs we get from our national leaders.

    Millions of us – the majority – must come together to insist that President Obama and the Democrats stand up and fight for the things we sent them there to do ... Michael Moore

    by MT Spaces on Sun Feb 16, 2014 at 07:34:47 AM PST

    •  Mia Love can't even get into the local press (2+ / 0-)
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      MT Spaces, Sharon Wraight

      unless she buys the space. If she has done even jackshit for her community of Saratoga Springs since her speach at the 2012 Redneck Convention, I'm unaware of it.

      There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

      by oldpotsmuggler on Sun Feb 16, 2014 at 07:51:52 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  Trouble is, she's buying all the media space ... (1+ / 0-)
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        ... she needs to buy, or her string-pullers feel they need to buy.

        As a stooge, M.L. is neither a take-charge Moe, nor a fun-loving Curly. She's too damn busy promoting herself to do her job like Larry, and tries to conceal that she doesn't even have Shemp's talent. Curly Joe Darita at least showed up for work, which leaves Joe Besser for comparisons.

        Like Besser, she projects a stereotype that dares not speak its name, but the model of her role resembles Clarence Thomas.

        I can't blame anyone for saying "take it away" when they see her face on Daily Kos.

        Millions of us – the majority – must come together to insist that President Obama and the Democrats stand up and fight for the things we sent them there to do ... Michael Moore

        by MT Spaces on Sun Feb 16, 2014 at 08:49:41 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

  •  You think it's bad now, wait until you start to (0+ / 0-)

    see her daily at Boehners elbow and right in front of Paul Ryan.

    There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

    by oldpotsmuggler on Mon Feb 17, 2014 at 10:15:11 AM PST

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