It looks like we’ll hit our 200,000th visitor either late this evening or, more probably, sometime tomorrow morning.
Good! You have become my favorite site.
(in spite of Pho, TT, and Perry). Only kidding. Thats what makes it great.
I’m early! 86 to go. Way to go Dana, I hope you have many more visitors in the years to come.
[...] I know you don’t have anything better to do this morning. Instead of reading another pundit talking about Mark “Gaucho” Sanford or looking at the All Barack Chanel informercial transcript, head over to Common Sense Political Thought. Dana and the gang are about to pass 200000 visits. [...]
Just missed by 33
Visit # 200,000 came from Detroit, at 1:08 PM, and lasted 6 minutes and 2 seconds, reading three separate pages.
I do agree with JohnC, because there are thought provoking discussions here by folks of differing persuasions who have given thought before commenting. Kudos! And special kudos to Dana for setting the tone with both his posts and with his “Patterico Pledge”! Now I have to go out and “lawn the mow”!
Congrats to Dana and the whole crew here at CSPT…..(sure glad some one nudged Dana into providing a “user friendly” comment section). Lookin’ forward to the next 200k.
Does that mean that you’ll send us money, Dana? LOL. Congrats on a successful operation. I still think “objectivity Challenge” needs to be part of your name, or at least, part of your attitude around here. Calling yourselves “Common Sense Political Thought” requires common sense, ya know? LOL. I guess that is what makes this web site sing, the question: “What is real?” Here’s a clue:
Former CIA director, William Colby: “The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media.”
John Stockwell, former CIA official and author:”It is the function of the CIA to keep the world unstable, and to propagandize and teach the American people to hate, so twe will let the Establishmentspend any amount of money on arms.”
Sorry, these ghosts keep haunting you. This statement further puts upon us, the actual challenge of discerning truth…another ghost’s voice: Albert Einstein: “Under existing conditions, private capitalists inevitable control directly or indiredctly, the main source of information (press, radio, education). It is thus extremely difficult, and indeed, in most cases for the individual citizen to come to objective conclusions and to make intelligent use of his political rights.” So, goes our challenge, and thus the bone on which we all chew…”reality?”
Congrats, Dana, on your successful blog spanning…how many years now?
“It is thus extremely difficult, and indeed, in most cases for the individual citizen to come to objective conclusions and to make intelligent use of his political rights.”
Blu is a pefect example for proving Einstein’s theory that some human beings have no ability to think for themselves, based on their total lack of Common Sense. In “Blu’s world” the CIA replaced Michael Jackson’s Demerol with an undetectable heart-stoping drug to take the media’s eyes off our government’s passing climate-change/energy bill that will put this nation in financial ruin. The reality is that the liberal left has already accepted the “notion” that man is the sole cause of global warming/climate change, (which is the biggest hoax of the 21st century), and without a total reversal of industrial marketing growth, (aka: capitalism), the world will perish in total darkness. Historians will write stories of this period when lemmings such as Blu failed miserably to apply COMMON SENSE in their thought process, (later described as a “ghostly” depreciation of brain-cell matter), and blamed their deficiency on the conspiracy that the CIA put something in their drinking water.
Rov, the Disney company could use you. What scenarios!
Well, you just keep on believin the corporate/defense industry “news”. Also, the highly funded disinformation campaigns, corporate powers have historically used to maintain their monopolies, mostly on the “information” pumped into the public’s minds. YOU being a willing recipient.
James Madison: “The growing wealth acquired by them ( corporations) never fails to be a source of abuses.”
Albert Einstein: “The minority, the ruling class, at present, has the schools, and press, usually the Church as well, under its thumbs. This enables it to organize, and sway the emotions of the masses, and it makes tools of them.”
Thomas Paine: That there are men in all countries who get thier living by war, and by deeping up the quarrels of nations, is as shocking as it is true; but when those who are concerned in the government of a country,m make it their study to sow discord, and cultivate prejudices it more unpardonable.”
Well Rovin, now it’s up to you to dispute the words of these individuals. Snide insults don’t hold water.
Aaron Brown former anchor of CNN’s News Night: “Truth no longer matters in the context of politics and sadly, in the context of cable news.”
Ronald Regan’s media point man: “In terms of sydicated columnists if there is an ideological bias, it’s more and more to the right.”
BBC World New Commentator:”One of the Iraq war’s major casualties, is the credibility of the American media. Nobody takes it seriously.”
A GWBush White House Aide David Wessel: “Why would I lie? Because that’s what I’m supposed to do. Lying to the press doesn’t prick anyone’s conscience.”
Greg Palast from ‘The Best Democracy Money Can Buy’: “”I’d just come back from Venezuela. I saw a good 200,000 march against President Hugo Chavez. But what the American Press did not report was that nearly half a million Venezuelans marched for Chavez.”
Soviet correspondent based five years in the U.S.: “I have the greatest admiration for your propaganda. Propaganda in the West is carried out by experts who have the best training in the world, in the field of advertising, and have mastered the techniques with exceptionalo proficiency…Yours are so subtle and persuasive; ours are crude and obvious. I think that the fundamental difference between our worlds, with respect to propaganda, is quite simple. You tend to believe yours, and we tend to disbeleive ours.”