Yesterday’s Stats

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Yesterday was busy around here. Not our busiest day (not even close) but well above our recent average.

I’m not complaining, but who the hell came to visit from Kyrgyzstan? I’m not even sure where that is.

This is an open thread.


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100 Responses to Yesterday’s Stats

  1. The Klown says:

    I have about three posts I want to write but it’s zero-dark-thirty right now so I’m going to bed.

  2. wmcb says:

  3. The Klown says:

    Powerline:

    The AP Misreports the Debt Ceiling

    I wrote here that no matter what happens with the debt limit, the federal government will not default on its debt obligations. I also noted here that Moody’s–which certainly ought to know–agrees that there is zero chance of default on Treasury bonds. In recent days, many more commentators have made the same point. The government is legally obligated to recognize its debt obligations, and the existing $17 trillion debt can be serviced on less than ten percent of federal revenue. So there simply can’t be a default.

    But the Associated Press continues to carry water for the Democrats, conjuring up a catastrophe where none exists: “AS US DEFAULT NEARS, INVESTORS SHRUG OFF THREAT.” The AP never considers the possibility that investors are shrugging it off because they are smart enough to know it can’t happen.

  4. driguana says:

    Where are all the bloggers in Botswana?

  5. votermom says:

    How many of those hits are from the NSA?
    *waves*

  6. votermom says:

    • Lulu says:

      I expect lawsuits if Obama signs default spite executive order. Although I read that the Treasury dept threw away the rulebook of who gets paid first some time ago. Graft comes before bond interest in Obamaworld.

      • votermom says:

        Obama’s been breaking a lot of laws, so it’s not impossible that he defaults on purpose.
        Part of me thinks he’s pushing people into civil unrest just to have an excuse to declare martial law. He already has nincompoop congress puppets saying those words.

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Keyword: Jackass ? 😀 Tells you what the Canadians, Aussies and Brits use to look up Obama and US political news, heh.

  8. abc says:

    Hate to burst your bubble, but the obscure ones are likely mostly the spambots that hit web sites, leave an originating URL and expect you to click back to them out of curiosity, so they can install their malware or whatever.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’m sure those bots are caught in spam, WP is pretty good at weeding out the riff-raff. TCH had a good day because of twitter (legalinsurrection to 12k+ followers) and a link on the front page at Ace(consistently a top conservative blog reach). And, jackass 😀

      • t says:

        No, these are the kinds of spam you can’t catch in your spam filter like comment spam. It’s web site hit spam, called technical “referral log spam”, and the web site URL’s are being constantly regenerated so they don’t get caught.

        The idea is they hit your site, looks like a web hit.
        You can see the source URL in your statistics.
        People who are unaware or curious will click on the source link. And the site is an auto-malware site or porn site or something.

        These site hitting bots tend to come from places like Kyrgyzstan. Or they are spoofed to seem like that’s where they’re coming from.

        I believe you, that this site might be getting lots of extra hits. But Kyrgyzstan hits that myiq mentioned are likely referral log spam, not real people.

        Here’s a link that talks about it: http://www.wired.com/culture/lifestyle/news/2002/10/56017

  9. votermom says:

    Not enough I told ya so’s in the world

  10. votermom says:

    Anoterh reason why I’m not poking around that thing

    • DeniseVB says:

      The complaints I’ve heard are those shopping prices can’t find out the cost until AFTER they’ve entered ALL their personal information. That’s exactly how you enter “Win Lunch with Michelle” type DNC promos. You have to give a name and email just to get to the page where you fill out your home info and a chance to donate, THEN you can enter the “contest”. Obamacare reeks of OFA tactics.

      Thanks John Roberts 😦

      • votermom says:

        Just like Pelosi’s ” you have to pass it to see what’s in it”, the site says “sign up first and then we’ll tell you how much it will cost you.

        Seriously, even if you get to the point where you see the price and you say “No Thanks”, the site then tells you it will give the IRS your info so they can fine you.

        Mephistopheles should take lessons from this site.

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        • DeniseVB says:

          At least on Zillow you can get a ballpark mortgage payment by playing with fake incomes and down payments 🙂

          What I don’t like about the Obamacare-jumping-through-hoops registration, they certainly have enough info to find out if you’re a good little Obot before they quote you.

          So far, other than premiums, deductibles and copays going up since 2010 (a letter confirmed the ACA made them do it), I don’t think we have to go through ObamaHellCare …. yet.

  11. angienc says:

    I’m not worried about default — I’ve got caller ID so I just won’t pick up when the Chinese bill collectors start calling. 🙂

    In all seriousness, besides the fact that the US has enough money coming in each month from taxes to service the debt, WTF with this “default” hysteria — it isn’t like our credit report is that good since Obama came into office anyway. We’ve already been downgraded from Triple A under his watch and we now have to pay back $16+ TRILLION just to be broke.

    And yet, the markets keep on keeping on as the rich get richer and everyone else gets poorer. I’m reminded from a line that Rhett Butler says in Gone With the Wind — there is money to be made in the building of a civilization and there is money to be made in the destruction of a civilization.

    • DeniseVB says:

      cough, Fair Tax, cough. Gets rid of the IRS, income and other payroll taxes. Unfortunately the Tax Lobby is a strong one, the rich like their perks 😦

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  13. The Klown says:

    I closed both of yesterday’s threads because I don’t feel like moderating a bunch of rude new visitors today.

  14. wmcb says:

    So Trippi is trying a lame riff on Cruz’ “If it’s so great, why do you have to force ppl to buy it” comment.

  15. Constance says:

    Off topic….
    Check this out! The Canadian government is going to mandate the OPTION of unbundled cable channels, investigate too high international roaming fees and also airline overbooking! Imagine a government that actually served it’s people not the multinational corporations! The unbundled channels alone will change the culture in a month.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/13/canada-politics-idUSL1N0I30BW20131013

    • DandyTIger says:

      Evil, evil Canadians.

      • mothy67 says:

        Wish I didn’t have to pay for oprah, six Spanish language networks and the Obama media brigade.

        • Constance says:

          No kidding, the only good thing you can say about the “women’s content” in cable bundles is it concentrates a lot of very offensive advertising in one place that is easily blocked. I bet most of the viewers on “women’s content” channels are men who tune in for the tit and ass “aspirational” advertising every 5 minutes. Also most single women don’t watch sports and could cancel those channels which would save half their cost.

        • wmcb says:

          Me too. MSBNC would be gone immediately.

        • mothy67 says:

          And what the freud is Ion?

        • mothy67 says:

          But the children, the children. you evil coffee podders just want to depart Diego and Dora to some third world Bananna Republic outlet store.

        • votermom says:

          I dunno, I saw the pilot for Witches of East end – better than I expected

        • angienc says:

          ion Television used to be PAX and then “i: Independent television” — it is a bunch of re-runs of TV shows that mainly seem detective related (like Monk; Numbers,Psych etc) (I’m not sure if that is on purpose or if those are the shows they happened to buy — I haven’t paid *that* much attention to it, except for their re-running of Monk & Psych, because I like those shows). It also airs a hodge podge of movies.
          The motto is “ion Television: positively entertaining.”
          All in all — it’s a needless channel & I can’t believe their making much money on it, but as I alluded to above — I like the Monk & Psych reruns when there is nothing else on! 🙂

      • 49erDweet says:

        Can you rent one-way trucks to drop off in Canada?

  16. mothy67 says:

    Heard smokers are having their rates double or more. True? And is there a comparable penalty for obesity. Am I correct that assets are not factored in when applying for subsidies?

    • DeniseVB says:

      Smokers have always been penalized for healthcare by paying higher premiums, therefore, a lot of smokers lie. 😉

    • Somebody says:

      Yes there is a smoker penalty, I’ve seen it. It’s a sliding scale based on age and the penalty climbs rapidly. It’s not just for smoking though it’s for tobacco use. I smoke so my penalty at my age would be over $5,000, my husband smokes a cigar now and then…..also tobacco use. He’s older so his penalty is over $6,000. Between the two we’d pay a yearly penalty of just over $12,000 in addition to the taxes I pay on cigarettes. Talk about an incentive to quit, ouch!

      Before anyone lectures me, yes I know it’s better for my health to quit smoking. I understand that mentally, but quitting smoking is really hard. Trust me I’ve tried before, but then started back. Unless you’ve ever been a smoker you really can’t understand.

      As far as obesity, I think it’s only a matter of time. Why else would doctors need to report BMI to big brother?? It’s coming, they’re just taking one bite at a time from their rotten apple. Soon every aspect of our life will be regulated. Only took one crap today? Why that will be a $50 fine, eat more fiber!

      • angienc says:

        Obesity penalties are coming. My cousin has insurance through her hubby’s work, which is a big international company that began putting the Obamacare-compliant stuff in place back in 2011. Her doctor told her that people who are 30 lbs. or more overweight (yes, 30 lbs. overweight = obese) in 2014 are going to be given 1 year to lose X amount of pounds (depending on starting point) and charged a penalty if they don’t reach the target weight in that time. Further, the penalties will go up as each additional year passes without hitting target weight. (My cousin’s doctor was giving her the heads up because she’s about 20 lbs overweight).

        Another fun fact about Obamacare that isn’t getting published — the “one size fits all” standards designed by pols in DC neuter your doctor’s ability to customize treatment for each patient. For example, one of my cousin’s cholesterol #s is right over the “target” range on the chart. In 2012, her doctor flat out told her he thought that number, when taking into account the rest of her numbers/results on everything else, that he didn’t think it was anything to worry about. Regardless, however, under Obamacare, she needs to get that number lower by 2015 (a year after Obamacare “officially” starts) or she would be fined.

        Yep, giving the stupid vile progs control over the health care system was *such* a great move.

      • foxyladi14 says:

        I will be 77 my birthday smoking and my coffee is all that keeps me going. 🙂

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  24. DeniseVB says:

    Twitter peeps are on a roll today, I just wore out my retweet button …LOL!

    Love this rant from not a fan of Amanda Marcotte……..

    http://victorygirlsblog.com/?p=15068

  25. votermom says:

    Will OFA turn out their tricks for Cory Booker tomorrow? Logic says they will but narcissistic Obama may view him as more of a threat to his personality.

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  28. helenk3 says:

    I am getting so cynical over backtrack and his bunch.
    now over the past few days the disrespect for vets and active military has been so open they decide to present a medal of honor to a soldier. The man earned that medal and I would never think otherwise. for some reason the army withheld the paperwork for the medal. now what a great photo op for backtrack.
    The men who served with the medal of honor recipient were at the service. I kept wondering as they were applauded what the were thinking knowing of the treatment of vets and military.

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