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Another “Study” – Like we needed another one

Posted by Michelle Moquin on May 24th, 2012

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Good morning!

Well…what can I say…I just love when the topics of sex and relationships are discussed here. I enjoy posting topics that inspire conversations even if I don’t have much to say at the moment of print. But today I am inspired to join in…just a bit. Now, because I have entered into an entire new world of exploration, these days I am feeling open to considering new ways of doing things. That is what is so exciting about being single again. The world is my oyster, or perhaps I am the oyster. :)

I used to be a serial monogamist, aka: “mini marriages”, a term that Robert, RT coined a few years ago,  in his very honest and illuminating write that to this day I still read and pass along to my single girlfriends, young and old. I had never thought of myself in “mini marriages” but after reading his write, I knew that was the label that I proudly wore without realizing it.

I still love the concept of monogamy – I guess I read too many romance novels that tweaked my love gene into believing that I was “the one”, he was “the one” – was attainable. Ahh…young love can be so innocent and beautiful…until it ends.

Perhaps it is the writings by Ym and others that post of their unrequited love that keeps us women believing that someone out there feels that way about us.

I still have HOPE - that is the deeply rooted romantic side of me…and honestly, I like that it is still present. But in the mean time, I am going to be practicing something that is not my norm, and venture into whatever I desire.   

Anyway, I am inspired by the life you are living PrP. Perhaps it is not what you truly desire but it seems that you have made it work. I have left the life of monogamy behind me…for at least awhile and am open to seeing what develops in my romantic relationships.

Zen Lill: Thanks for the link. I will check her out. Although I have been in a romantic relationship with the same man for quite some time, as you know, :) I found that in my past relationships, the “Oh you again” factor didn’t really creep in. Perhaps it is because I am into exploring new ways of excitement to keep it fresh. Love surprising my lover…and roll playing gives me the freedom to do whatever it is that brings me pleasure…and not surprisingly – a woman who knows what she wants and goes for it in the bedroom – that in itself is a turn on.

Marilyn: All I can do is laugh at your comment. Don’t you know that Hell throws the best parties?

Nelson: A girlfriend of mine just told me the other day that her husband and her just decided that they were going to try an open marriage. It was his suggestion because  - well this is what he told her- he sensed she was not happy so he said,  ”Why don’t you find a lover”. She was excited and had someone in mind that she had met recently.  I hadn’t seen her in a few months but noticed right away that something was different. She was rockin’ her look and after our conversation, I knew why. I say, with all of the divorces these days, if both are open to it,  try something different and see what works. I claim to be no expert in the area of relationships but I will say open communication is definitely key, as well as mutual respect, and agreed upon “rules” so to speak.

Alycedale: Hooray!! We now have permission. Thank you Lance!

Readers: I think that is a good place to end. I needed this conversation this morning. Thanks for keeping it going.

And now…today’s Topic du Jour – something that won’t surprise any of us. Another study of Fox viewers…just in case the first study didn’t convince you.

Study Finds Fox News Viewers Least Informed Of All Viewers

Another study has concluded that people who only watch Fox News are less informed than all other news consumers.

Researchers at Fairleigh Dickinson University updated a study they had conducted in late 2011. That study only sampled respondents from New Jersey, where the university is located. This time, the researchers conducted a nationwide poll.

The poll asked questions about international news (Iran, Egypt, Syria and Greece were included) and domestic affairs (Republican primaries, Congress, unemployment and the Keystone XL pipeline.)

The pollsters found that people were usually able to answer 1.8 out of 4 questions on foreign news, and 1.6 of 5 questions on domestic news, and that people who don’t watch any news were able to get 1.22 of the questions on domestic policy right.

As the study explained, though, people who watched only Fox News fared worse:

The largest effect is that of Fox News: all else being equal, someone who watched only Fox News would be expected to answer just 1.04 domestic questions correctly — a figure which is significantly worse than if they had reported watching no media at all. On the other hand, if they listened only to NPR, they would be expected to answer 1.51 questions correctly; viewers of Sunday morning talk shows fare similarly well. And people watching only “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” could answer about 1.42 questions correctly.

Other networks also did badly in some sections; MSNBC viewers and Fox News viewers both fared worse in answering international questions than people who watched no news.

People who only listened to NPR or watched Sunday morning talk shows or “The Daily Show” did the best in the study.

(h/t Poynter)

UPDATE: Fox News hit out at the school responsible for the study on Thursday. A spokesperson for the network told The Hollywood Reporter, “Considering FDU’s undergraduate school is ranked as one of the worst in the country, we suggest the school invest in improving its weak academic program instead of spending money on frivolous polling – their student body does not deserve to be so ill-informed.”

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50 Responses to “Another “Study” – Like we needed another one”

  1. General Info Says:

    Lots More Lies Get Told Online

    Do you want the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? If so, don’t ask important questions via computer!

    That was the message from a recent study examining how often people told lies, depending on their mode of communication.

    Researchers recruited 220 people to engage in 15-minute chats with strangers of the same gender in one of three ways—via e-mail…instant messaging…or in person.

    Participants were asked to introduce themselves and converse about whatever topics they wanted—but they were not told that the truthfulness of their words would be examined.

    Afterward, participants were shown transcripts or videotapes of their conversations and asked to identify which of their statements were inaccurate.

    Overall, the most lies were told during face-to-face encounters—but only because in-person conversations also involved the greatest number of words.

    To adjust for this, researchers divided the number of each participant’s fibs by the number of words exchanged during the interaction.

    Results:

    There were nearly three times as many lies told via instant messaging and five times as many lies told via e-mail as there were during face-to-face conversations.

    Interestingly, people were equally likely to lie about their feelings, their plans and factual information during in-person conversations—but online, they were about two to three times more likely to lie about their feelings than about plans or factual information.

    Researchers said that these results reflect a phenomenon called deindividuation, in which the farther away people are psychologically and physically from those with whom they are communicating, the more likely they are to deceive.

    Possible reasons:
    People realize that, in the absence of face-to-face contact, their body language can’t give them away.

    Also, they may feel relatively anonymous and thus be more tempted to distort reality without considering whether this is in keeping with their values.

    Why would e-mailers lie the most?
    Because unlike instant messaging, which occurs in real time, e-mail exchanges involve time delays that increase a sense of disconnectedness.

    Word to the wise:
    You may want to keep this study in mind when communicating online with people you don’t know—and take what they say with a grain of salt.

    Source: Robert S. Feldman, PhD, is the dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and a professor of psychology at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

    He is coauthor of a study on lying published in Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

  2. Ginny Says:

    The people who watch Fox are not expecting to hear what they don’t want to hear.

  3. Bill Clinton Says:

    I’ve been in President Obama’s shoes before — less than six months to go before an election to let you finish what you started. It was tough enough back then, but this election is going to be tougher.

    We’re facing a tidal wave of anonymous, unlimited spending. The other side has pledged to throw more than 1 billion dollars into tearing down our president.

    It’s unprecedented.

    If our opponent succeeds, so much of what we’ve fought so hard for will be rolled back. Health care reform — which many presidents, including me, tried to pass and couldn’t — will be gone. Same goes for the opportunity for millions more Americans to afford to go to college, and a growing economy that works for middle-class families.

    Our opponent is actually advertising a more extreme version of the policies that got us in trouble in the first place: policies that will leave us with more debt, weaker regulations on risky investments, and fewer jobs.

    All of that’s at stake between now and November, but here’s why I’m feeling good about our chances: I know people like you have the President’s back.

    Thanks, and good luck,

    Bill Clinton

  4. Human Events Says:

    Exclusive: John Bolton says Romney will keep us safer

    “Barack Obama’s presidency has had profoundly negative consequences for our national security. From debilitating cuts in defense budgets, to gutting national missile defense efforts, to his unwillingness to acknowledge a continuing war against terrorism, to his inability to stem the nuclear proliferation threats posed by North Korea and Iran, to his echo of George McGovern’s 1972 refrain, “come home, America,” the picture is bleak,” says the former ambassador to the U.N. READ MORE

    The Real World with Barack Obama

    David blogs about the president’s speech in Denver this week: “And then, showing his usual gravitas and affinity for strawmen, the president said this about Romney:

    ‘… Well, those of us who’ve spent time in the real world –(laughter) — know that the problem isn’t that the American people aren’t productive enough — you’ve been working harder than ever.’

    “Of course, because those of us who’ve spent time there know that after two years of part-time work in your preferred profession you can become CEO of the entire company.

    Those of us who’ve spent time in the real world know that you can become CEO without even showing anyone your CV.” READ MORE

    Romney calls education the ‘civil rights issue of our era’

    From Giz’s story from yesterday’s speech: “In his 40-minute speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Romney did call for taking the scores of federal education programs and bloc-granting them to the states. This is a proposal that has long been popular with conservatives. But he stopped short of saying he would call for shutting down the 33-year-old Cabinet-level department, which was lobbied for by the National Education Association and signed into law by President Jimmy Carter. Romney was cheered by a standing-room-only luncheon crowd after taking shots at teachers unions, citing them as ‘an example of a group that has lost its way’ and blaming their financial support of the Democratic Party as the reason President Obama believes in ending scholarship programs that permit parents to send children to charter schools.” READ MORE

    And much more below. Have a great Thursday!

    -Adam

  5. Roberta Says:

    Michelle, I am going through a divorce also. My husband and his fiancee are trying to be friendly but I can’t wrap my head around being nice to a woman who has been cheating with my husband for the last 2 years of our 6 year marriage.

    I admire the way you are handling your situation. Gosh I wish I had your sense of balance.

    Roberta

  6. Bradley Says:

    Just so you know. Those wounds on Zimmerman’s head were arranged by his father. They were self inflicted he bashed his head against a tree.

    Bradley

  7. Social Butterfly Says:

    Bradley, I also read that at least 4 initial witnesses have recanted their police statements.

    As a commentater on that article stated, “I wonder how many of these “changed” stories had to be corrected due to some coaching from the police friendly to Zimmerman? Is it possible that they were originally cowed into giving statements that put Zimmerman in the best possible light but now that it’s not the local police questioning them, the witnesses are recalling the events to the best of their ability?

    http://my.firedoglake.com/mason/2012/05/22/three-more-witnesses-change-stories-in-zimmerman-case/

    /SB

  8. Marcella Says:

    Roberta

    I agree. I think Michelle’s handling of her situation is very classy and underscores she just isn’t a jealous person.

    Marcella

  9. Ankur Says:

    I think Michelle is just the finest thing with a mind ever. I know I will never get to America and even if I could she would never say two words to me.

    But I fantasize about her so much. I am not gay but I could worship the dick that got to pleasure itself between those beautiful thighs for so many years in a row.

    Yes I would kiss the dick
    that pierced the lips
    that lay betwixt
    her perfect hips

    Ankur

  10. ‎Tahira Says:

    Is it just me? I am so curious as to what Dylan said that got both his parents sent to prison.

    I, like most women in Egypt, am a prisoner of that cult called islam. But your blog, Michelle, when I can get it, provides an escape from my miserable life.

    I am from a rich family so I can only imagine what hell those of my sex must be living in the lower classes. How lucky you American women are to even have this dilemma which is not only available to you but open for a forum like discussion.

    Oh, and Michelle please put back the color picture of you. My friends say I look so much like you. When I get you blog and see that picture, I can go to sleep at night imagining that it is me. There, Free, Happy…..

    ‎طاہرہ

  11. ‎JN Says:

    1) Republicans not only want to reduce women’s access to abortion care, they’re actually trying to redefine rape. After a major backlash, they promised to stop. But they haven’t yet. Shocker.

    2) A state legislator in Georgia wants to change the legal term for victims of rape, stalking, and domestic violence to “accuser.” But victims of other less gendered crimes, like burglary, would remain “victims.”

    3) In South Dakota, Republicans proposed a bill that could make it legal to murder a doctor who provides abortion care. (Yep, for real.)

    4) Republicans want to cut nearly a billion dollars of food and other aid to low-income pregnant women, mothers, babies, and kids.

    5) In Congress, Republicans have a bill that would let hospitals allow a woman to die rather than perform an abortion necessary to save her life.

    They are not Democrats!

  12. ‎JN-1 Says:

    6) Maryland Republicans ended all county money for a low-income kids’ preschool program. Why? No need, they said. Women should really be home with the kids, not out working.

    7) And at the federal level, Republicans want to cut that same program, Head Start, by $1 billion. That means over 200,000 kids could lose their spots in preschool.

    8) Two-thirds of the elderly poor are women, and Republicans are taking aim at them too. A spending bill would cut funding for employment services, meals, and housing for senior citizens.

    9) Congress just voted for a Republican amendment to cut all federal funding from Planned Parenthood health centers, one of the most trusted providers of basic health care and family planning in our country.

    10) And if that wasn’t enough, Republicans are pushing to eliminate all funds for the only federal family planning program. (For humans. But Republican Dan Burton has a bill to provide contraception for wild horses.

    They are not Democrats!

  13. ‎BD-1 Says:

    Social Butterfly:

    This kind of profiling is exactly why Josh Powell was able to murder his wife and go for two years above suspicion until he decided to blow himself and his two sons up in the family home.

    What does a white criminal look like? Or is their any white criminals? This racist white power structure has great difficulty in prosecuting its own. This explains the disproportionate number of African Americans in jail.

    Whites or those mixed with white are born with the benefit of the doubt. Josh Powell could have only helped his case by saying he saw a suspicious black man casing his house.

  14. PP Says:

    The fact that this was instantly polarizing….meaning Fox against “Liberals”….means that it has escalated beyond any legal reasoning. The fact that Trayvon was pursued and eventually shot means nothing. Did Zimmerman get beat up? I dunno, but he overreacted.

  15. Fred Says:

    BD-1, Your description is the deep problem in not only the American judicial system but in the American society as a whole.

    It is part of the white skin privilege that Robert RT sounds off about . I have seen it first hand.

    I can walk into stores unmolested, while been appalled to see the near instantaneous mal-treatment of African Americans who may not be Barack Obama or Bill Cosby but did not deserve what they experienced.

    We have been and to some degree still are what Robert, RT calls America’s Affirmative Action Beneficiaries.

    Many of my friends call Robert, RT a certified racist. I think they see the truth in his words and fight back with the only defense they can conceive of. That would be to attack him as the racist.

    But they like me are fully aware of their white skin privilege.

    Fred

  16. Anonymous Says:

    OVERREACTED???

    He killed a young man for no reason other than to fulfill some sick fantasy.

  17. Larry Says:

    The trouble is, the voters are no longer intelligent common sense people and they believe those Republican lies!

    Maybe the reason that’s the reason the Republicans always take money away from education. Lack of a good education keeps the people dumb enough to believe them and their bullshit.

  18. Dee Says:

    “The Republicans have made it part of their strategy to flagrantly lie to their followers knowing that any fact-checking to debunk the lies will be met with a creepy “liberal bias” response.”

    And the sheeple prove him right….

    No data, or hard facts. Just a bunch of whining about liberal bias. If all you conservative cry-babies truly loved this country, you would make it a point to have some idea what the hell you were crying about.

  19. Tb Says:

    *2 Unfunded Wars
    *Unfunded Medicare Part B
    *Across the Board tax cuts (that benefitted mostly so-called “Job Creators”)
    *2004 New Hope Initiative that paved the way to credit default swaps, fewer rules on credit ratings, broader FDIC coverage and a lower liquid requirement for insuring mortgages. (That spells 750,000,000 TARP)
    *Redefining burger-flippers as “manufacturers.
    *$8 billion mysteriously evaporates one day in Iraq.
    *Unemployment goes on a steady and dramatic climb from 2005 thru 2009
    *Approval of the Auto Bailout outline in Dec. 2008
    *Missed the warning on 9/11
    *Missed the 2006-2007 warnings about the impending recession.
    *Govt. spending and growth up 35% from 2002 to 2009

    Yep. All Obama’s fault

  20. Clay Says:

    My question is why do women even want to cheat? Isn’t doing the housework for one man more than enough to keep them occupied?

    Clay

  21. Rb Says:

    All one needs to do is look at the comments here and the political problem is glaring.

    No matter what facts are brought to the public someone will dispute them. Then it becomes matter of who “sounds” more credible. So voters then do not know what the truth is they just know that there is a deficit and btw they are out of work or underemployed.

    For me it is a simple choice really. I either vote for Obama and hope that in the next 4 years he can manage to start to turn this mammoth ship slowly around or I vote for a Wall Street tycoon who made his millions the way Gordon Gekko did, that is by inflating the debt in private companies and selling them off.

    But bottom line though is there is nothing for me to smile about. Obama has done a lot of things I am not happy about. Raiding MMJ dispensaries even though he said he wouldn’t (or implied it if that’s what you want to believe), indefinite detention etc…

    Just like every other Presidential election in the last 30 years the choices are bad or worse.

    It is a sad state of affairs indeed.

  22. Social Butterfly Says:

    The Senate Thursday defeated an amendment, 45-50, by Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, to require comprehensive environmental study of what she called a “test tube” salmon before the government approves it for the food supply.

    California Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, both Democrats, voted for the amendment. The split was not along the usual ideological lines.

    The salmon would be among the first transgenic animal crops to be approved. So-callled GMO crops, limited mostly to corn, cotton and soybeans, have become commonplace in the food supply and have had unintended collateral environmental effects, such as killing the Midwestern habitat of Monarch butterflies.

    Californians will vote on a ballot measure in November to require labeling of all genetically modified foods.

    The genetically modified salmon, into which is inserted a growth hormone gene from Chinook salmon and a trait from a fish called ocean pout that keeps the gene in cold weather, grows much faster than wild or farmed salmon. It is produced by a company called AquaBounty. The Food and Drug Administration gave preliminary approval 20 months ago — as it routinely does for all genetically modified foods simply by accepting company testing without independent study — but political opposition has kept it off diners’ tables.

    Alaskans opposed the fish fearing human health issues or possible damage to wild fisheries if the salmon escapes.

    “We need to look before we leap here, and make that a long hard look,” Murkowski said in a statement. She argued the FDA evaluation of the scientific and biological risks of what she called “Frankenfish” does not include evaluation of “how a worst-case scenario of fish escaping into the ocean ecosystem could adversely impact the seafood industry.”

    —–

    Never buy farmed fish and fellow Californians please VOTE in November to support food labelling of genetically modified products. I wish sheeple would stop being so complacent about their bodies and their environment.

    /SB

  23. Social Butterfly Says:

    Larry,

    Truer words were never spoken.

    /SB

  24. Social Butterfly Says:

    Clay,

    I’d help your woman cheat!

    /SB

  25. Zen Lill Says:

    You beat me to it /SB, I was going to say: Cheers to that, Larry, too true, so now you get it twice, Larry.

    Clay, I couldn’t stop laughing, thank you for that.

    Misch, just for the record, I have never said ‘oh you again’ was or is happening to me, my mojo runs high and I ‘suffer’ from an active imagination hahaha : ) but I have heard it from others, men and women, men who bore easily (or just prefer sexual variety) and women who weren’t pleased to begin with, frankly I do not understand why women marry or live with (or even date) men who obviously do not have what it takes in that department. I’ve been known to mix in a bit of circular dating in with my mini-marriages though frankly all of that takes time and energy I may/may not want to output (if I’m already being satisfied), sometimes I do it just bc…I can…and I am also redefining how I want to be within a relationship, I keep revising based on feels good/feels bad, real simple, things either feel one way or the other, if it feels good, keep doing it…if it feels bad, stop and re-evaluate what and who you are doing.

    Gotta roll, Luv, Zen Lill

  26. Zen Lill Says:

    I did want to add – Tahari, you’re comment was quite humbling, I wish the best for you and the women of Egypt. – ZL

  27. Prism Princess Says:

    uTk3

    Are you safe now?

    PrP

  28. Alycedale Says:

    Social Butterfly:

    Well Said!.

  29. D48//9c Says:

    U/Lar-7 Thank you for your assistance. The Dolfmikn has been repaired sufficient to enable re-docking.

    Alignments made in error have resulted in confrontation with Azza. Its repulsion has resulted in lost of entire contingent.

    Prism Princess uTk3 was one of the millions of casualties.

    3//9c

  30. Prism Princess Says:

    3//9c

    I appreciate you informing me.

    PrP

  31. Eric Says:

    Whoa? Ankur I’m hot for her too, But I don’t think I’d go that far.

  32. Mike,TM Says:

    Anonz isn’t quite through with Murdock. He has sent evidence that the okay to buy BSkyB was rigged by Murdock and his BAPF lackeys.

    It is going to get much worse for Murdock.

    Mike,TM

  33. Scott Says:

    “Mitt Romney, a guy who I am convinced is not deeply rooted in American history … ” – Chris Matthews to Newt Gingrich

    How could anyone be surprised that Mitt Romney isn’t “deeply rooted in American history”? His whole belief system is informed by a “history” of civilization in the Americas that was completely fabricated by an unschooled farm boy from upstate New York –

    a history that flies in the face of every branch of science that can be brought to bear on its claims – archaeology, genetics, and ethnography to name a few.

    Sure, every religion has some pretty far-fetched claims, but we know for instance that Jerusalem actually EXISTED (although Nazareth apparently did not until the 2nd Century CE).

    There is no evidence of any kind that anything in the Book of Mormon is factual.

    To the contrary, virtually everything that potentially could be scientifically verified has been proven false.

  34. Brian Says:

    Michelle you can knock Fox news if you wish but it is the most watched news program by far.

    Conservative citizens will use Fox news as a primary source . Why?

    Conservatives demand news delivered in context without omissions , and counterpoints .

    Generally speaking ,today , Fox is the only news outfit that delivery can be found. Fox does lean right of center.

    But, Fox also does not bury pertinent news stories. Conservatives demand all the news.

    For instance, recently all other networks buried, simply did not initially report on Obama administration being sued by catholic religious institutions.

    First, 48 hrs not one story on any other network. Despite the cost to taxpayers in the millions and large number of Catholics in the country. Fox reported the story and in context.

    So if I am running for office as a Republican I will want to expose myself to where the primary base gets its news.

    Additionally, One can add up MSNBC and CNN viewer audience totals and it is less than 1/2 of Foxs.

    Frankly , the largest audience and most diverse demographic belongs to Fox. ( independents and dems )

    So laugh all you want. Fox is King.

    Brian

  35. Keith Says:

    Ditto! Brian.

    Fox News, number one cable news for the past 10 years!

  36. Jackie Says:

    When I read the two above comments, I could understand this one by Dan Rather better.
    ==================
    Dan Rather delivered a blistering critique of the 2012 presidential campaign on Wednesday, calling it “by far the worst” of the eleven he has covered.

    The former “CBS Evening News” anchor was speaking to CNN’s Erin Burnett, who had asked him to remark on the state of the campaign.

    “There have been bad ones before, but this is by far the worst so far,” Rather said. “I think the fact that there were so many debates during the Republican primary contributed to it.”

    “I hope I’m wrong about this,” he continued, “but I think by the time we finish with this campaign, not only will it be a three billion dollar presidential campaign — three billion dollars — but it will be ugly enough to choke a buzzard before we get through with it.”
    ======================
    The lies Fox and the Wall Street billionaires will have to fill the airwaves with to give Romney a running chance will have to be real nasty.

    They will as Anonz said have to reach deep into the darkest corners of the racists, bigots, and narcissists minds to appeal to their smallest angsts against black men to gain their support.

    Nothing will be off limits and they have the money to keep it before us 24/7 right up until election day.

    That buzzard will surely choke.

    Jackie

  37. SW-1 Says:

    You are so right Jackie. It’s ugly and will get uglier.

    Thanks to the disastrous, moronic, BAPF ruling by a corrupt Supreme Court, big business, big oil, and Wall Street have been given the opportunity to simply buy the election.

    I fervently hope that much of the population will feel the same disgust as do I and will vote for sanity and decency –Obama.

    Super PACs have contributed millions and millions of dollars to the Romney campaign. THEY are already being rewarded Oklahoma oil billionaire Harold Hamm didn’t wait long to make a nearly $1 million donation to a group supporting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney after he became one of Romney’s top energy advisers in March.

    Just weeks after Hamm joined the Romney campaign, he gave $985,000 to a pro-Romney super PAC, according to campaign reports. I’ll wager this this the tip of the iceberg.

  38. Paul Says:

    Jackie, please. Dan Rather is just another white boy hiding behind the fact that his race is so racist. He side stepped the truth by not calling this campaign what it really is.

    This election is the most radical form of racist bias in the history of presidential races.

    This campaign will be the worst, because racism and radical white conservatives will make it that way. I hate it when people try to lump democrats in on all this by saying both parties are guilty.

    Democrats are guilty how? By pointing out facts with the truth?

    Dan Rather should have spoken up and said my people are okay with racial bigotry so it will be used at every opportunity by the white candidate’s side.

    LSOS like Dan Rather make my skin crawl when they try to make it seem like it isn’t about the race of the Democratic Party’s candidate.

    Or that this type campaigning has gone on for centuries….give me a f**** break!!

    Every white person in America knows that this kind of anything goes when demeaning the Democratic Party candidate would not be happening if Obama was a white man.

    Paul

  39. NJ Says:

    SW-1, I agree completely. Journalists like rather sat by as the SCOTUS made the decision that led to this, and said nothing as elected officials promoted the teaparty and made defeating BO their number one issue instead of the economy.

    Journalists should be held more accountable for letting politicians parrot talking point instead of speaking to the issue at hand.

  40. LLoyd Says:

    Paul, what’s your point? Obama is a nigger and he should have known that we are not all comfortable with a former slave race running a white man’s country.

    If he can’t take the heat, he should get the fuck out of the kitchen.

  41. Anna of Guam Says:

    Living proof that men do not always get away with sexual harassment. We have to stand up and complain loudly ladies.
    ====================
    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says a pharmaceutical drug wholesaler will pay $77,500 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit by employees on Guam.

    Two women working at MD Wholesale’s Taminung facility claimed sexual harassment by a male supervisor since at least 2008.

    As part of the settlement announced Thursday, MD Wholesale will revise its sexual harassment policy and complaint procedure. An EEOC coordinator will ensure all staff are trained on their rights regarding discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the workplace. The company has also agreed to provide additional training for management and human resources officials so that they can appropriately deal with future complaints.

    The company will also track future complaints with a centralized system.

    Managing Partner Joe Vitug says the family owned business operates on “proper moral values.”
    ===========================

    Hafa Adai

    Anna

  42. Mikey's back Says:

    The republicans will use the arrest and sentencing of Dr. Shakil Afridi, a Pakistan doctor who unwittingly helped the US track Bin Laden’s DNA to make Obama look weak against America’s enemies.
    ——
    In the Pakistani’s eyes, Afridi was a traitor who had collaborated with a foreign spy agency in an illegal operation on its soil.”

    And what exactly is wrong with this interpretation? One country’s heroic intelligence operative is another country’s traitor.

    That said, we should have done a better job of getting him and his family out of the country. I hope he can be quietly released when things settle down.
    ——————-
    In Obama’s defense they didn’t out Dr. Afridi. But they did encourage him to move to the US. He refused.

  43. Falak Says:

    All this talk about democracy in Egypt sickens me. We the women who make up more than half Egypt’s population are still being used and bargained as sheep.

    Michelle should you ever feel ready loosen Madalene upon the lot and kill ever man in Egypt.

    Falak

  44. Hal Says:

    Concerning the post about the republicans keeping the populace dumb, the recent Florida polls showing Romney with a 4 point lead among Florida voters is an prime example.

    Of course as any honest white person would admit, Ronmey is guaranteed the majority white vote. One because the tiny penis white boy will only vote white.

    Second, the dumb as a box of rocks american white woman will follow her man, so it actually comes down to how many OTW votes Obama will get.

    I would suspect that he would get at least 90% of the black vote. That count will depend on how many the republicans can exclude from the polls.

    How many of those lazy coons will actually get off their trifling asses and vote and how many of the stupid niggers will vote against Obama because he supports gays.

    Then there is the Latino vote. We can discount the wanna be white cuban vote. No wonder Castro has to be hard on their eating-ten-yards-of-white-shit asses.

    If he left it up to them they would have allowed the white boy back on the island to continue discriminating against them on their own island.

    So what’s up with the wet backs? If they think the republicans will reward them if they get in all they have to do is to look what the republican governors and legislatures of the borders states are doing to their relatives via their racist immigration laws.

    I guess if you can dumb down the populace and you can afford to say something loud enough and long enough, they will come to believe it regardless of the absurdity of the lie.

    Hal

  45. Anonymous Says:

    All the battles our parents and grandparents fought to grant all Americans dignity and opportunity will have to be refought in the near future, as the forces of intolerance, fueled by the power of greed, supported by an army of ignorance, are massing to undermine those gains in humanity.

    If the American people do not repel the attacks on our freedoms non-violently now, the assuredly a violent conflict is inevitable.

  46. z//42-ys Says:

    Even practice tampering with Guam’s electrical power were ever is forbidden.

    There will be consequences.

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  48. Zen Lill Says:

    i decided to write to the author of those studies from yesterday, it’s tempting to do it for this one about Fox News as well. If you’ve taken statistics you’ll understand my curiousity, much of survey content is done with an outcome in mind, thus the questions can or might be leading/skewed in their wording and it is all about the wording and intention, isn’t it? The outcome can be skewed to make the numbers look like whatever someone conducting the study wants them to really. You have to challenge ‘what studies show’ sometimes and I think women want sex just as much if not more, we have a more complex system of arousal (not to mention early conditioning to not test around) but that just requires a lover who knows wtf they’re doing, I challenge the idea of we want/need less overall, I’ve seen little evidence of that, the drive of needs testosterone presents notwithstanding. Hope he responds. Would 50 shades of grey be doing so well if women had no drive? Yeah, no. We like handled and executed our way though ; ) – ZL

  49. Zen Lill Says:

    I also wanted to say thanks MikeTM (I think that’s you new moniker, ‘the man’?) – I’m glad that Anonz is alive and well, & alive and well enough to kick more Murdoch ass, perfect. – ZL

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