Were Illinois state workers forced to attend a Pelosi rally for Jesse Jackson Jr in Chicago?

posted at 10:41 am on August 14, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

So says one state worker, who has come forward and signed an affadavit to that effect.  Marcy Bailey worked for the Illinois Student Assistance Commission in December of last year, and was instructed by her supervisors to attend a rally sponsored by Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition in support of spending on student loans being held in Chicago — hundreds of miles from her Clay County home.  Sensing somehow that a Rainbow PUSH rally might be overtly political and overtly hostile to her own political beliefs, Bailey tried to demur — and was ordered to attend, and to charge the state for all her expenses.

And that’s just the start:

According to the whistle-blower, Rev. Jackson also encouraged the government employees to load first-generation and low-income college students up with student loan debt — because Democrats in Congress, he allegedly promised, would eventually pass laws to forgive that debt later. “[T]hose people will continue to vote Democratic,” Jackson Sr. said, according to the whistle-blower.

On March 3, Pelosi flew to Chicago to endorse Rep. Jackson Jr., 17 days ahead of a heated March 20 Democratic primary he later won. Pelosi was scheduled to make the endorsement at a press conference later in the day, after she participated in an hour-long “forum” hosted by the elder Jackson at the headquarters of his progressive Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

Pelosi politicized that forum, jumping the gun and endorsing Jackson Jr. earlier than planned.

“One of the reasons I am here, and I will do this following this wonderful meeting, is to publicly state my endorsement of Jesse Jackson Jr. for re-election,” Pelosi said at the Rainbow PUSH forum. “I do so with great pride. I remember when he came to the Congress with a great name and a great tradition of his parents. But he came and he made his own mark in the Congress from his own generation.”

Why did her supervisors want her to attend?

“When I arrived at the meeting location, our ISAC directors instructed us to go to the second floor and congregate in a side hallway outside of zwhere Jesse Jackson Sr. was speaking to a group of individuals, including candidates and other political figures that were being addressed as ‘judge’ and ‘senator,’” Bailey wrote. “With cameras flashing, Jesse Jackson Sr., candidates and politicians left the conference room, and we were staged to look like we were political supporters. In other words, we were used as props during a campaign season.”

There is no indication at this time that Nancy Pelosi or either of the Jacksons knew that ISAC workers had been compelled to attend the event.  However, for the ISAC supervisors who ordered the attendance of dozens of staffers for the rally, this could be a very big problem.  The Daily Caller notes that state law prohibits the use of public funds for political activities.  The ISAC uses federal funding, which may create an even bigger problem for the agency, as it would almost certainly violate the Hatch Act.

Be sure to read the entire article, especially for the reaction Matthew Boyle received from ISAC spokesman John Samuels, who clearly needs a lesson in public relations.  In fact, his rude and hostile reaction calls into question how he got chosen for this particular job in the first place, and certainly doesn’t do anything to assuage concerns of politicization at ISAC.


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Is he still in the mental ward?

OmahaConservative on August 14, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Well if they weren’t they shoulda been.

Akzed on August 14, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Is he still despondent over not getting that Senate seat
promised him??

ToddPA on August 14, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Don’t worry everyone, Eric Holder is on the case!

strictnein on August 14, 2012 at 10:45 AM

My late dad worked for the State of Illinois-and had he gotten an ‘order’ such as this…he would have told them where they could stick it.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 14, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Is he still in the mental ward?

OmahaConservative on August 14, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Yes, he is. And I find it out that he was diagnosed so late in life and with out obvious signs of the illness before he is looking at a trial and prison time. Also, the fact that he has been hospitalized for so long.

Blake on August 14, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Look at Pelosi’s face. Either she just had a face life or she is constipated. Can’t tell.

GreatGarloo on August 14, 2012 at 10:46 AM

I’m a little concerned that such overt thuggery happened in Chicago, a city where all political views are normally respected.

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Did they really have to “force” them? These ARE government “workers” we are talking about here…

wildcat72 on August 14, 2012 at 10:47 AM

I’m a little concerned that such overt thuggery happened in Chicago, a city where all political views are normally respected.

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 10:47 AM

And if you don’t like it that way, Rahmbo will have your legs broken.

wildcat72 on August 14, 2012 at 10:48 AM

and was ordered to attend, and to charge the state for all her expenses.

…make sure the rich pay their fair share!

KOOLAID2 on August 14, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Is he still in the mental ward?

OmahaConservative on August 14, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Why yes he is….diagnosed as Bipolar.

tencole on August 14, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Samuels also objected to TheDC referring to House Minority Leader Pelosi as “House minority leader,” saying, “It really pains you to call her ‘Speaker Pelosi’ doesn’t it?

Ha! These people are nuts.

I can’t imagine all the corruption emanating from Chicago. Someone needs to ‘drain the swamp’ but quick.

changer1701 on August 14, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Rev. Jackson also encouraged the government employees to load first-generation and low-income college students up with student loan debt — because Democrats in Congress, he allegedly promised, would eventually pass laws to forgive that debt later. “[T]hose people will continue to vote Democratic,” Jackson Sr. said, according to the whistle-blower.

This sums up nicely how democrats behave when it comes to benefits, entitlements, and other gravy associated with big government. Give the students something that they perceive that they need under the auspice of education, and *everybody should have a chance*, then, once the bill comes due and rates go up (and when no jobs are available), forgive the loans–thus, it teaches the minions that all that is good and bountiful comes from government, as well as forgiveness for their previous $in$. Of course they’ll continue to vote “democratic” as Jessah saith.

ted c on August 14, 2012 at 10:50 AM

According to the whistle-blower, Rev. Jackson also encouraged the government employees to load first-generation and low-income college students up with student loan debt

I can certainly believe that. I have a niece in grad school, and she said, both in undergrad and grad school, students are encouraged by finaid officers to borrow the max, even if they don’t need it. She had $10K left after paying her tuition (she has a part-time job, which pays her living expenses)! She’s smart enough to save the $10K for next semester, but she said other students do things like buy cars or go on vacations with it.

What happened to the days when you had to struggle and make sacrifices to go through college?

sydneyjane on August 14, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Did they really have to “force” them? These ARE government “workers” we are talking about here…

wildcat72 on August 14, 2012 at 10:47 AM

I’m a government worker. You couldn’t get me to that rally with a team of wild horses.

Washington Nearsider on August 14, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Were Illinois state workers forced to attend a Pelosi rally for Jesse Jackson Jr in Chicago?

As a resident of the State of California I am begging, for the love of God someone from Kansas please drop a house on Pelosi… Dorothy… Dorothy… Dorothy…

1 Heartbeat Away from the Oval Office

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 10:54 AM

the drought must be hittin’ the houseplants extra hard this year and they had to fill the seats with real peeps.

ted c on August 14, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Just doin’ bidness.

OldEnglish on August 14, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Samuels also objected to TheDC referring to House Minority Leader Pelosi as “House minority leader,” saying, “It really pains you to call her ‘Speaker Pelosi’ doesn’t it?

BREAKING NEWS: Hey Samuels… Pelosi isn’t the Speaker anymore, which, coincidentally is why she isn’t called “The Speaker” anymore.

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 10:56 AM

I certainly hope those government workers got their 15 min mandatory smoke break at 9:15am, a 1 hour lunch, a company car to drive to the event, overtime for the extra 3.5 seconds that it took to get home, a cot to take their afternoon siesta, and an award thanking them for their participation in this wonderful event that would not have been the same were it not for their individual contribution.

ted c on August 14, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Is he still in the mental ward?

OmahaConservative on August 14, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Yep. Been diagnosed as bipolar, and has undergone “extensive evaluation”. Guy’s a fruit loop.

MadisonConservative on August 14, 2012 at 10:58 AM

How soon will Pelosi, Jackson, Sr, Samuels, et al., be diagnosed with a bipolar disorder, too?

Resist We Much on August 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM

OmahaConservative on August 14, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Yep. Been diagnosed as bipolar, and has undergone “extensive evaluation”. Guy’s a fruit loop.

MadisonConservative on August 14, 2012 at 10:58 AM

ROTFLMAO… Worst misdiagnosis of Cranial-Rectal Disorder I have ever heard.

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM

he’s at the Mayo clinic…I presume making a sandwich

Slade73 on August 14, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Oh this is priceless. For the benefit of those outside IL, you have to know that we have the Rod Blagojevich Memorial Ethics Training Act (actually it was passed under Blago in connection with his predecessor, George Ryan). All state employees — even graduate teaching assistants — have to complete annual “ethics training” to make sure that we know we’re not supposed to take bribes and other pretty obvious things. Every year they have a lesson strictly forbidding using state resources for political campaigns.

Now, I have to admit that JJ, JJJ, and Nancy Pelosi are not IL state employees. So they may be unaware of this restriction, not having had the benefit of the Blago memorial ethics training./sarc

jwolf on August 14, 2012 at 11:01 AM

If this story has the name JACKSON attached to it, you better believe it happened exactly as it was reported. Operation PUSH is a total sham and has been since it’s inception! People United To Save Humanity was created for and is run strictly to do the political bidding of Jesse Jackson Sr.! All one has to do is look at its history to see what it is really all about. And people in Chicago has known this for decades, but no one says anything about it unless they dare to be branded a racist by Jackson’s people.

pilamaye on August 14, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Yep. Been diagnosed as bipolar, and has undergone “extensive evaluation”. Guy’s a fruit loop.

MadisonConservative on August 14, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Junior was actually diagnosed as “Complete Jackass” but the psychiatrist chose to couch his words so as not to attract negative attention upon himself.

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Rev. Jackson also encouraged the government employees to load first-generation and low-income college students up with student loan debt — because Democrats in Congress, he allegedly promised, would eventually pass laws to forgive that debt later.

One video of this, would bring down the Left in this country.

faraway on August 14, 2012 at 11:02 AM

I see FB is still looking in the works.

FYI -HotAir management.

What a drag.

MontanaMmmm on August 14, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Ethical, gutsy young woman.

SouthernRoots on August 14, 2012 at 11:04 AM

he’s at the Mayo clinic…I presume making a sandwich

Slade73 on August 14, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Well, if you think about it, you’d have made the same choice. After all, it was either sammiches or licence plates.

Resist We Much on August 14, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Why yes he is….diagnosed as Bipolarizing.

tencole on August 14, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Updated for accuracy.

hillsoftx on August 14, 2012 at 11:06 AM

O/T

I don’t care for using Facebook to comment in the headlines section. I’m not on FB and won’t join just to comment on HA. IBD did this too and they get a lot fewer comments now.

Charlemagne on August 14, 2012 at 11:06 AM

exactly HOW long does it take to treat someone with Bipolar?

GhoulAid on August 14, 2012 at 11:07 AM

I don’t care for using Facebook to comment in the headlines section. I’m not on FB and won’t join just to comment on HA. IBD did this too and they get a lot fewer comments now.

Charlemagne on August 14, 2012 at 11:06 AM

What is that all about, I mean for a non-techno geek like myself?

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 11:09 AM

I see that Shakedown Jackson hasn’t lost his touch.

As for Nancy-poo – business as usual.

GarandFan on August 14, 2012 at 11:09 AM

According to the whistle-blower, Rev. Jackson also encouraged the government employees to load first-generation and low-income college students up with student loan debt — because Democrats in Congress, he allegedly promised, would eventually pass laws to forgive that debt later. “[T]hose people will continue to vote Democratic,” Jackson Sr. said, according to the whistle-blower.

While I can’t say this is shocking, this is unconscionable and frankly should be criminal. First of all, they’re encouraging people to borrow money they have no intention or hope of ever paying back with the express purpose of bailing these folks out when they default in exchange for political support. How is that not a form of bribery?

Secondly, what happens if/when the Democrats aren’t in position to bail anyone out? Unless they retake the House, you can forget about anything coming out of Congress. No chance in hell the GOP ever forgives student loans. And if they’re expecting Obama to do it via executive fiat, I hope they’re prepared for the political sh-tstorm that rains down on the Democrat Party for a move like that. Not to mention the unintended consequence of scaring off lending institutions.

Doughboy on August 14, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Reached for comment, Rahm Emmanuel paused from railing against Chick-fil-a to say, “Now THIS is Chicago values!”

tims472 on August 14, 2012 at 11:11 AM

And if they’re expecting Obama to do it via executive fiat, I hope they’re prepared for the political sh-tstorm that rains down on the Democrat Party for a move like that. Not to mention the unintended consequence of scaring off lending institutions.

I think that this is part-and-parcel with the government taking over all student loans as part of ObamaCare.

They couldn’t do this if private lenders were still in the market. The government having control of all loans means they can choose to “forgive” them with minimal problems.

teke184 on August 14, 2012 at 11:12 AM

What is that all about, I mean for a non-techno geek like myself?

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 11:09 AM

It means Ed is trying to force you to join Facebook if you want to continue commenting here.

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 11:12 AM

I hope that whoever is scheduled to take over Atty General position from the greasy, stinking hands of Eric Holder has unlimited appetite for work and either a very long memory, or a very big notepad. Such transgressions might be a norm in Ogabe’s circles but nothing will work to restore common Americans’ spirit like seeing these hacks swinging from the gallows doing a perp walk in handcuffs.

Archivarix on August 14, 2012 at 11:13 AM

In Jr’s case bipolar means self medicated.

docflash on August 14, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Did they really have to “force” them? These ARE government “workers” we are talking about here…

wildcat72 on August 14, 2012 at 10:47 AM

The government workers I know would have done like this woman. You don’t mess around with attending political rallies on the public dime and that apparently happened. The laws are clear and there apparently wasn’t any purpose for their attendance other than as props. That would be illegal and unethical. I know, shocking, what with the Jacksons and Pelosi involved.

The real questions are if this will be actually investigated. And secondly, do the people of Southside Chicago really want to be represented by a bipolar representative?

Happy Nomad on August 14, 2012 at 11:13 AM

exactly HOW long does it take to treat someone with Bipolar?

GhoulAid on August 14, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Pretty much a life long maintenance deal. I assume the same would be true for, say, cocaine addiction, or any of a plethora of STDs which are not outside the realm of possibility, based on lifestyle.

a capella on August 14, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Good grief. Just look at the alphabet soup of IL state agencies involved in the student loan/grant process brought up in that piece…

Unreal.

Common Sense Floridian on August 14, 2012 at 11:14 AM

What is that all about, I mean for a non-techno geek like myself?

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Sites that force people to use FB to comment get moolah. Sadly, with the more and more onerous ads I’ve seen used on HA, it doesn’t surprise me. I’m visiting less and less as a result. This site’s become nearly as bad as TownHall…which is what I guess Salem and Ed wanted.

MadisonConservative on August 14, 2012 at 11:14 AM

U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated for bipolar II depression and is unavailable for comment.

CiLH1 on August 14, 2012 at 11:14 AM

This is Illinois, folks (my wife’s home state). Nothing to see here, move along…

Ward Cleaver on August 14, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Sick day.

NoDonkey on August 14, 2012 at 11:16 AM

State workers? No, I highly doubt there were ever any state workers there.

State employees, however… that I can see.

Red Cloud on August 14, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Pretty much a life long maintenance deal. I assume the same would be true for, say, cocaine addiction, or any of a plethora of STDs which are not outside the realm of possibility, based on lifestyle.

a capella on August 14, 2012 at 11:13 AM

i know it’s a lifelong chronic thing, but the dude has been in the “hospital” for awhile now. i would think they would have diagnosed him, sent him to a doc for meds, and he goes to a head doc for the rest of his life once a month or something to tinker around his doses, etc. to get the right mix. are bipolar patients not allowed to live free outside is my question.

GhoulAid on August 14, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Chicago values, folks.

Mommynator on August 14, 2012 at 11:17 AM

It means Ed is trying to force you to join Facebook if you want to continue commenting here.

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 11:12 AM

I kind of suspect Ed and AP are innocent bits of helpless debris being swept along in the Town Hall obsession with dialing for dollars.

a capella on August 14, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Well, if you think about it, you’d have made the same choice. After all, it was either sammiches or licence plates.

Resist We Much on August 14, 2012 at 11:06 AM

haha, stop saying stuff fundamentally more funny than mine

Slade73 on August 14, 2012 at 11:18 AM

I hate being bi-polar.

It’s awesome!

Ben Hur on August 14, 2012 at 11:18 AM

MadisonConservative on August 14, 2012 at 11:14 AM

So to comment up top we need facebook now?

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 11:19 AM

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 11:12 AM

I kind of suspect Ed and AP are innocent bits of helpless debris being swept along in the Town Hall obsession with dialing for dollars.

a capella on August 14, 2012 at 11:18 AM

I hope you’re right, but without a better look under the hood to see who is putting the lash to the hampsters…..

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 11:20 AM

facebook? what’s that, like friendster or something?

Slade73 on August 14, 2012 at 11:20 AM

GhoulAid on August 14, 2012 at 11:17 AM

I think the diagnosis may be a bit suspect as to the real problems, which may have less sympathy inducing overtones. Pretty hard to take anything coming out of that camp as completely true.

a capella on August 14, 2012 at 11:22 AM

facebook? what’s that, like friendster or something?

Slade73 on August 14, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Yes, you get to tell everyone what you had for breakfast and whether your last dump was green or brown.

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 11:23 AM

There is no indication at this time that Nancy Pelosi or either of the Jacksons knew that ISAC workers had been compelled to attend the event.

This accusation is very serious, so it’s up to them to prove they are innocent.

forest on August 14, 2012 at 11:23 AM

facebook? what’s that, like friendster or something?

Slade73 on August 14, 2012 at 11:20 AM

No, it’s the Devil offering you candy for your eternal soul…

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 11:23 AM

stock diagnoses # 4: Bipolar Disorder AKA pwease pwotect me from the meanies with badges

Slade73 on August 14, 2012 at 11:24 AM

So to comment up top we need facebook now?

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Not sure yet. I’ve heard that some people will be “grandfathered” in, but I really don’t understand how that would work.

MadisonConservative on August 14, 2012 at 11:25 AM

So to comment up top we need facebook now?

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 11:19 AM

I don’t think so — not yet — but it looks like they’re moving in that direction. Not a good sign IMHO.

jwolf on August 14, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Slade73 on August 14, 2012 at 11:20 AM

No, it’s the Devil offering you candy for your eternal soul…

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Well, except for Bishop, who traded his eternal soul for 3 extra truck loads of concrete for his bunker and now sticks his tongue out at the devil and Naa naa naa’s him… ;p

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 11:23 AM

I had corn on the cob so mine was yellow and corn like

Slade73 on August 14, 2012 at 11:26 AM

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 11:26 AM

haha

Bishop didn’t build that bunker

Slade73 on August 14, 2012 at 11:28 AM

I dont comment at too many other places, what are some good sites to visit where the commentary is active?

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Man, just look at Pelousy in that pic.

Nobody home

RedNewEnglander on August 14, 2012 at 11:29 AM

So to comment up top we need facebook now?

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Is HotAir cheating on us? I feel so used.

faraway on August 14, 2012 at 11:31 AM

I feel fundamentally used

Slade73 on August 14, 2012 at 11:32 AM

I dont comment at too many other places, what are some good sites to visit where the commentary is active?

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 11:28 AM

American Spectator, National Review, RedState

If HA goes 100% FB my commenting days here are over.

Charlemagne on August 14, 2012 at 11:37 AM

I don’t understand why people on this thread are thinking you are going to have to have a FB account to comment on the head lines. Commenting seems to work just like always. Some of the articles linked in the headlines use FB commenting .. but hot air seems to be still using it’s normal procedures… so pray tell why all your panties are in a wad?

Achele175 on August 14, 2012 at 11:37 AM

If HA goes 100% FB my commenting days here are over.

Charlemagne on August 14, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Same here.

MadisonConservative on August 14, 2012 at 11:38 AM

So to comment up top we need facebook now?

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Is HotAir cheating on us? I feel so used.

faraway on August 14, 2012 at 11:31 AM

My 2 cents, not only is it a privacy issue but a political and moral one.

Facebook is so up Obama’s backside it is pitiful, and any hits/$’s you give them supports Obama.
I just hope that if they go full FB, I will have time to say
GOODBYE to all of you.

MontanaMmmm on August 14, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Achele175 on August 14, 2012 at 11:37 AM

They’re taking FB for a test drive. If they are like other sites that have done the same, like IBD, then once they transition then FB will be the only way to comment.

Charlemagne on August 14, 2012 at 11:40 AM

my panties are fundamentally wadded

Slade73 on August 14, 2012 at 11:42 AM

They invited FB into our bed. I feel so dirty.

faraway on August 14, 2012 at 11:44 AM

The document on page 4 of that article gives her address out. Shouldn’t that have been blocked out?

journeyintothewhirlwind on August 14, 2012 at 11:45 AM

MontanaMmmm on August 14, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Nothing wrong with scouting out some other sites and sharing them here before the bomb drops. I don’t have FB, so am not affected, but, I’ll leave based on principle, and I’ve been here a lot longer than Ed. If they proceed with the FB thing over our protests, it just shows Town Hall cares little about servicing the customers and is all about the bucks.

a capella on August 14, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Charlemagne on August 14, 2012 at 11:40 AM

I am not all that internet comment savy so would you mind pointing out exactly what shows they are taking FB for a test drive?

Achele175 on August 14, 2012 at 11:46 AM

If HA goes 100% FB my commenting days here are over.

Charlemagne on August 14, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Same here.

MadisonConservative on August 14, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Well, Ed has always been a Lefty pretending to be a RINO so a Mao styled forced mach to the Facebook Gulags really isn’t a big surprise. I spend as much time at http://www.theblogmocracy.com/ as I do here, so at least I will have someplace else to go.

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Now I just moved from IL in April, but I thought there was a state law that forbid taking anothers photograph or image without their consent? Minor, but maybe another angle to approach this from. God I am glad to be back in NC.

Crusader on August 14, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Achele175 on August 14, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Are you in the first grade?

faraway on August 14, 2012 at 11:49 AM

I am not all that internet comment savy so would you mind pointing out exactly what shows they are taking FB for a test drive?

Achele175 on August 14, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Ummm, because Ed said so yesterday in the headline comments…

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 11:51 AM

I dont comment at too many other places, what are some good sites to visit where the commentary is active?

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Ace of Spades has a fairly active community. I don’t really comment anywhere but here, though.

Doomberg on August 14, 2012 at 11:51 AM

I am not all that internet comment savy so would you mind pointing out exactly what shows they are taking FB for a test drive?

Achele175 on August 14, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Go to Headlines and read Management comment. They are trying to gauge how many clicks they will lose if they proceed. It’s a clinical trial.

a capella on August 14, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Heard discussion on local Chicago radio this morning that tripleJ will be on medication for the rest of this life for his BPD and the gist of the discussion was should someone who’s bipolar and on medication be serving in a house of Congress and how effective can they be–and I’m thinkin’ oh great, not bad enough that we already got a buncha deadbeats, slackers and kooks from the left who as far as we know aren’t on medication (not counting alcohol here), now they’re gonna think it’s okay to elect certified medicated nutcases.

stukinIL4now on August 14, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Charlemagne on August 14, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Oooookkk, the synapse finally fired for me. There are sites where I would like to comment but they require you to do so with a FB log-in so I move on. I hope HotGas doesn’t do that because it would be over for me too.

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Astroturfing.

CW on August 14, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Ace of Spades has a fairly active community. I don’t really comment anywhere but here, though.

Doomberg on August 14, 2012 at 11:51 AM

I tried AoS once but had my comments deleted for apparently not being subservient to the company line, so to speak.

I liked Don Surber’s blog too but he hung it up a few months ago. There was also an Australian dude who had a blog but his commenting system was the sort that filed comments in the format where you can keep responding to comments all over the chain; hard to follow.

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Not sure why I didnt create a “fake” FaceDURRRK account before a real one anyway…

Over at MyNorthwest, the gimpier bloggers/radio-mouthpieces have enabled “FaceDURRK-only” commenting. Only a few still permit “anonymous” commenting. Comes as no surprise which format is comment-less.

Jeddite on August 14, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Check out the Belmont Club. It isn’t as clubby but a little more in depth.

a capella on August 14, 2012 at 11:56 AM

I tried AoS once but had my comments deleted for apparently not being subservient to the company line, so to speak.

I liked Don Surber’s blog too but he hung it up a few months ago. There was also an Australian dude who had a blog but his commenting system was the sort that filed comments in the format where you can keep responding to comments all over the chain; hard to follow.

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Come over here.. http://www.theblogmocracy.com/ not as many threads every day, but a pretty good comment count…

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 11:57 AM

. I spend as much time at http://www.theblogmocracy.com/ as I do here, so at least I will have someplace else to go.

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Hey, looks good, I’m going to try it. Thanks.

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Oooookkk, the synapse finally fired for me.

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 11:52 AM

The Minnesota atmosphere can hold you back like that.

MadisonConservative on August 14, 2012 at 11:58 AM

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Hey, looks good, I’m going to try it. Thanks.

Bishop on August 14, 2012 at 11:57 AM

You will like it… And might even recognize a couple people… (besides me)

SWalker on August 14, 2012 at 11:59 AM

haha, stop saying stuff fundamentally more funny than mine

Slade73 on August 14, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Stop throwing HIHGs, which I am told refers to a high inside hangar glider pitch or something and is the easiest to hit. Now, if our friend Lucky Pierre a/k/a inthemiddle were to look in my fave, the urban dictionary, he would learn that HIHG also stands for an “asssgoth.”

LMAO!

Resist We Much on August 14, 2012 at 11:59 AM

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