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AdLib On October - 29 - 2009

USam_VoteLThe House presented its health care reform bill today. So naturally, the top story at HuffPo this evening, at this moment, written by Damn…I mean Dame Arianna herself  is “Huffington Post Game Changers! Vote!”.

You may criticize Arianna for her opportunism, misrepresentation, fear of criticism and enormous feet but she does have all the depth of a cookie sheet.  So there!

And since she wrote it, it is FULLY MODERATED AND SANITIZED FOR YOUR PROTECTION. Huh? A meaningless poll needs to be fully moderated?

So, I think it is only appropriate that PlanetPOV holds a poll tonight as well. Please vote for which of the list below you feel is the most lame of the changes at Huffington Post (you only get to vote once so please, talk it over with your attorneys and loved ones first, you wouldn’t want to make a mistake on something this important):

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Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. imusintheevening says:

    The combination of troll diversions, pending delays and unjustifiable scrubbing has made it to much of a chore to have a rational discussion about an issue on HP. I like to discuss politics, share facts and try to inject a little wit and sarcasm to give people a laugh, but all the good stuff gets fucking scrubbed and forwarded to Bill Maher!

    • AdLib says:

      That’s no “joke”, I’ve seen material lifted from HuffPo then appearing on Maher and The Daily Show.

      Yes, sometimes great minds think alike but if you’re a writer on one of these shows and instead of having to think, you can just browse a blog and get all the jokes you need, some lazy writers would be more than happy to steal material that way.

      • FeloniousMonk says:

        I’ve had that feeling more than a few times but pushed it off under the “common thought” umbrella and self awareness. But do I think they probably do it, hell, yes. Imagine how much Sarah Palin material could and may have been lifted from HP writers.

    • KevenSeven says:

      The bastards! Your best material stolen and sent to Maher!

      Not to worry. Here we publish your material and THEN send it to Maher!

    • FeloniousMonk says:

      What! Maher is getting my material for free! Never!

      Rational among liberals? Interesting concept. Many of us have highly attuned intellectual capabilities which seem coupled to more aggressive infantile responses at times. Probably due to having been frustrated so often in life trying to make a good point with facts. But from what I’ve seen, we’re trying here. I’m hoping to see more of the thinkers from HP over here today and tonight. But if you read our discussion on HP addiction, you’ll know it may be hard for some of them.

  2. jillsond says:

    This is awesome! I wasn’t invited, but can I stay??

    • SueInCa says:

      Hey I had not seen you on HP either. Good to see you are still around

    • AdLib says:

      Hey jillsond! Great to see you! Glad you didn’t stand on ceremony, no invite required or necessary to join here! This is a wide open site for everyone to join.

      There is a little learning curve to coming here after HuffPo but check out the FAQ and it should get you up to speed quickly.

      Once again, a big fat welcome to The Planet!

      • FeloniousMonk says:

        Learning curve or unlearning curve? Not having to dance around words is wonderful. Not avoiding glaring truths is great. And, contrary to what some trolls are trying to put it out as, this is not an echo chamber (Jordan327).

        One of the difficulties with being an ideologue is that most want purity, as we are seeing in the far right today. But we need to remember that the progrssive left has had their own purges. It isn’t healthy. Each of us is different and view the world differently, as is our path.

        BTW, I’m still working on writing but the illustration thing is the most difficult part of your expectation. But I’m working on it.

        • AdLib says:

          Well said and the sentiment is very appreciated!

          It is a bit disorienting coming here from HuffPo, there’s a whole secondary thought process of having to comb through your thoughts not to trip the censors that’s suddenly removed.

          As for the trolls who whine, “echo chanmber”, the guys who call themselves “dittoheads” call others an echo chamber.

          Excellent, take your time to express yourself just as you want, we’ll be looking forward to it whenever you post.
          And the fact is, this site is open to all people with all views. Anyone whining about echo chambers is still welcome to come here and discuss and debate any POV but if they’ve come to insult, they’ll be gone quick.

    • KevenSeven says:

      I’m sorry!

      I did not invite you? I certainly meant to!

      You are most welcome.

      Today is HuffNo Friday. Please try to resist going to Huff at all today. We are trying to impinge their page clicks.

      In point of fact, this worked quite effectively some months ago when conducted off another blog.

      It will take a few weeks to get it going full roar.

  3. JamesR says:

    Waves at KQ et al. Gotta crash. Thanks for the invite. See ya later.

  4. JamesR says:

    Has Keven been banned yet?? Oh hi Keven! hehe

    • KevenSeven says:

      Like a big dog in heat, I was banned!

      For demanding that Atomic Splash be reinstated.

      Participate in HuffNo Friday, dude!

      • FeloniousMonk says:

        Why was atomic splash banned? He was innocuous compared to so many others. And yet they just let the trolls keep rolling along.

        • PepeLepew says:

          I was on the threads one night when he complained that he got a nasty e-mail from one of the mods, and he felt it had something to do with the banter between him and AC. Then he was banned about a week later. Him and AC would really get into it sometimes. She, of course, apparently had the leeway to spew some really hateful garbage sometimes.

          • AdLib says:

            There are times that I think certain members are employed by Huff to be there and other times I think Huff just enjoys that they’re there and protects them.

            AC is one of those. Either way, HuffPo likes and protects her against any and all.

            What a fucked up game. I just can’t be bothered to play it anymore.

            BTW, can anyone get in touch with AtomicSplash to let him know about this site. Would be great to have him here.

          • KevenSeven says:

            I was suspended repeatedly for slapping that cow around.

            • AdLib says:

              As I said below, she’s either a plant or a boon in their eyes, they have and will take out people who come at her strongly.

            • Kalima says:

              She really is a disgusting piece of work and the mods are her pimps.

            • AdLib says:

              Actually, it makes perfect sense.

              If you’ve seen that conflict boosts your traffic and the amount of time people stay on your site…which translates into more money…you make sure that continues.

              It’s all about business at HuffPo now, not politics.

            • Kalima says:

              I suppose that we would have to ask the empress in her ivory penthouse about that. She allows things without rhyme or reason after all.

            • AdLib says:

              I sure would lean in that direction, sure seems more like a plant than genuine.

              And why do they ban progrssive members who confront her on her lies and BS instead of her?

              Either way, they’re in league with her.

            • Kalima says:

              I always thought that she was a plant, a Repuglican plant and not a Clinton supporter later turned PUMA as she claimed. Her stories changed like the weather and eventually she just turned really ugly.

          • FeloniousMonk says:

            Thanks. And then I survived a couple of months dumping on her for her youthful ignorance and arrogance. (I also used something like AbsolutelyTotallyAgree when I wanted to go for the jugular with her) Sometimes I get the feeling she’s a malevolent gnome weighing outside of the acceptable ratios in a sorority because her momma had belonged and daddy wanted her out of the house.

      • JamesR says:

        I was banned there several times. No biggie. They usually just scrub me now. That could change though, lol

    • AdLib says:

      Oh, a wiseguy!

      Hey James, great to see you, welcome to The Planet!

  5. PepeLepew says:

    Hideki Matsui.
    GAME CHANGER?

    Man, that “Game changer” stuff has been a big flop. WTF is up with that?

    • kesmarn says:

      That Game Changer main has been on--what?--three times already, and has bombed every time. Contrary to Dubya’s belief, repetition will not sell that story!

    • AdLib says:

      I can understand when there’s no news, doing something as shallow and “interactive” as that meaningless poll but on a day like this when so many big things are going on?

      Vanity? She had a brainstorm that her nutty polls will get members excited?

      And as I mentioned above, since she’s the author, you can’t even comment on it in real time because it’s fully moderated (can’t let Arianna hear anyone say she has no clothes).

      It is bewildering.

    • JamesR says:

      Bon jour Pepe.

  6. JamesR says:

    Well, this is where some of you went. haha What happened to Freerange? I am so confused.

  7. Disuberence says:

    Huffington Post sucks.

    • AdLib says:

      Short and to the point, indeed.

      Halfingtruth Post dost indeed sucketh.

    • Strega says:

      Just stopping in to say hello & goodnight. HuffPo needs to get it’s priorities straight w/its moderation. It allows racist and foul comments to go unchecked,but it’s regulars it moderates the chit out of.

      • AdLib says:

        Check out some of the articles here on HuffPo, it’s intentional.

        They get more clicks and time spent on the site by allowing hateful posts which outrage people and causes them to click and spend more time at the site.

        Very cynical and ultimately, they are passive collaborators with the racists and haters by allowing and encouraging them to write what they do.

    • independentPOTUS says:

      Hi D,
      it’s so bad over there if you try to write in the name, the comment goes to pending for hours or scrubbed.

      aka UndecidedaboutPOTUS aka kittywithglasses

      • Disuberence says:

        Kitty with glasses!

        Yeah, I dunno. Last time there was a night without a filter, I was banned. I’d rather not repeat that, hehe.

  8. xavieer says:

    So what’s the deal???

  9. escribacat says:

    They had a story about coyotes fully moderated yesterday. Who knows what kind of outrageous things we might have said otherwise.

  10. KevenSeven says:

    Adore me!

    Or I’ll fucking kill you!

    Don’t cry for me, Argentina!

  11. Kalima says:

    I found this post of hers in my inbox this morning and thought, there she blows again. She is getting more Repuglican by the click. Her logic is beyond me and I have no idea how she travels from A to B but imagine it must be some sort of Dr. Who time machine as she is convinced she knows about the future.

    • KQuark says:

      Her logic is personal vanity which means she is an opportunists who wants fame and money. This whole game changers series is the most vain and sanctimonious piece of shite I’ve ever seen in the blog world.

      What about the true heroes in America like first responders and others that put their lives on the line each day?

      I guess they are not famous enough or the beautiful people Aryanna wants to draw favor from for to boost her ego.

      • PepeLepew says:

        The Game Changers thing is the dopiest stuff I’ve seen at HuffPost.
        Well, that and why Joe Biden should resign…

        • escribacat says:

          Yeah, I think the Joe Biden thing was the real aha moment for me.

          • nicole473 says:

            Me too, Escriba.

          • AdLib says:

            Definitely a “game changer”.

            And what could have been more amusing than Arianna all ready to star in the MSM spotlight for her grandstanding…then the spotlight being abruptly turned to the Baloon Boy?

            Hilarious!

            She spent two weeks fuming about it and writing multiple articles condemning the media for covering the fraud of balloon boy instead of the fraud of her Biden stunt.

            Loved it!

            • FeloniousMonk says:

              And yet wasn’t there another story about Balloon boy there either today or yesterday? She should admit, she was just pissed about not getting her time on Ed Schultz to spread her own stuff. I watched that day and it seemed pretty obvious.

    • Kalima says:

      Oh and before I forget, all of the above. :)

  12. KQuark says:

    Where’s the all the above selection?

    Aryanna Nation has become a bunch of self affirming automatons with trolls sprinkled in to generate clicks and giggles. Most reasonable people are stuck holding back a tsunami of faux outrage and troll hatred.


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