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Twitter Tip: A Radical Approach to Spam Follows

Twitter Tip: A Radical Approach to Spam Follows

If you invite someone by following them, you are ALREADY following them, whether or not they reply with a “following you” email.

This means you do NOT need to fear deleting ALL your “following you” email. Acceptance emails complete the loop. The rest of your “following you” email is spam or prospecting for followers.

If you want to go completely radical on this and pare your list of followers down, then post something like the following as needed.

SPAM follows. I now delete all following email.If I miss you, send me a @ reply with FOLLOW. I will check these. Thanks. S

To rephrase this, I believe if someone you want to follow gets missed, he or she should be invited to send you a @ reply with FOLLOW as the message. This means I can check the profile again and follow the person.

Naturally if you get mail from someone you follow and recognize it, you can and should keep it. But if you are getting tens and even hundreds of spam and prospecting follows each day,an approach like this may help.

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Hillary’s Post-PA $10 Million A Lie

Hillary Clinton came out the day after the PA primary with the triumphant assertion that her campaign had raised $10 million. This was a bald-faced lie, according to the Federal Election Commission which monotors contribution to candidates.

According to the FEC, Clinton took in $1,738,154.61 on April 23 and $2,578,730.28 on April 24.

It is hard to reconcile these figures with the confident claim I recall Terry McAuliffe spinning out the ten million figure all over the MSM on the day after the PA primary.

It is also hard to arrive at an accurate estimate of the actual indebtedness of the Clinton campaign.

But it cannot escape the attention of superdelegates that fiscal responsibility is a major qualification for a Presidential nominee. In such a contest, Obama would win over Clinton hands down.

Not to mention veracity.

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Clinton + FOX + Denial + Absurdity

AND NOW THERE SURFACES a chilling, documented account of Hillary Clinton’s propensities when she served on the Watergate Committee at age 27.

AP REPORTS that Obama is now 49 delegates away from the nomination with the addition of two superdelegates yesterday from Hawaii.

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Clinton + FOX + Denial + Absurdity. My headline and the headline on the following excerpt from the Washington Post blog says it all. It was on FOX that the increasingly absurd Terry McAuliffe delivered the screed that Hillary’s utterly understandable double entendre RFK reference was the fault of the Barack Obama campaign.

To see how absurd this is, please read my Hillary Clinton’s Assassination Speak.

The ripple effect of Clinton’s initial remarks was also played out on FOX. See Secret Service Notified of FOX Threat.

The pathological denial pervading the Clinton camp is part of an effort to stall the end of this primary contest as long as possible.

It is shameless and culpability cannot be laid to the Obama campaign. Barack’s response was charitable. The Clinton Camp’s response is a shameful absurdity. He did nothing to stoke any flames. That flame was lit by the Senator in five seconds of revelatory speech. It is being stoked by MSM attention, now being led Wright-like, by FOX.

It is possible now that Barack will gain the superdelegates needed to hit 2025 by the 31st. Sending one more message to Howard Wolfson, Terry McAuliffe and Hillary Clinton, et al, that this is over.

Clinton Camp Stokes RFK Flap by Blaming Obama

By Zachary A. Goldfarb

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign accused Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign of fanning a controversy over her describing the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy late in the 1968 Democratic primary as one reason she is continuing to run for the presidency.

“The Obama campaign … tried to take these words out of context,” Clinton campaign chairman Terence R. McAuliffe said on “Fox News Sunday.” “She was making a point merely about the time line.”

The issue is particularly sensitive given longstanding concerns about Obama’s safety as a presidential candidate. (He first received Secret Service protection last May.) The Obama campaign called Clinton’s words unfortunate and circulated a TV commentary criticizing them, although Obama himself said Saturday that he took Clinton at her word that she meant no harm.

Hours after mentioning Kennedy’s assassination, Clinton said, “I regret that if my referencing that moment of trauma for our entire nation, and particularly for the Kennedy family, was in any way offensive.”

Obama senior strategist David Axelrod dodged questions about why the campaign was still circulating commentaries criticizing Clinton even after suggesting it wants to move beyond the controversy.

“We’re beyond that issue now, so certainly we’re not trying to stir the issue up,” Axelrod said.

Asked if Clinton has personally called Obama to apologize for the reference, McAuliffe said she has not, “nor should she.” He added, “Let’s be clear. This had nothing to with Senator Obama or his campaign.”

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Finally, read the whole story at the source link above and then the comments. They will demonstrate conclusively that those of us who favor Barack have no desire to fan any flames. Only some hope that a campaign based on decency and reason can be spared further insults by the Clinton camp and move on to reclaim and bring to fruition its original purpose.

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Peggy Noonan on Hillary Clinton

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Peggy Noonan has aptly designated Hillary Clinton’s charges that she has been a victim of sexism as balderdash, comparing her to Thatcher, Gandhi and and Meir. It is sad to see a woman who has aspired to stature at times diminishing before our eyes. It is a Nixonian eclipse with all that that implies. Here’s a brief excerpt from Noonan’s Wall Street Journal piece, which bears reading in full.

So, to address the charge that sexism did her in:

It is insulting, because it asserts that those who supported someone else this year were driven by low prejudice and mindless bias.

It is manipulative, because it asserts that if you want to be understood, both within the community and in the larger brotherhood of man, to be wholly without bias and prejudice, you must support Mrs. Clinton.

It is not true. Tough hill-country men voted for her, men so backward they’d give the lady a chair in the union hall. Tough Catholic men in the outer suburbs voted for her, men so backward they’d call a woman a lady. And all of them so naturally courteous that they’d realize, in offering the chair or addressing the lady, that they might have given offense, and awkwardly joke at themselves to take away the sting. These are great men. And Hillary got her share, more than her share, of their votes. She should be a guy and say thanks.

It is prissy. Mrs. Clinton’s supporters are now complaining about the Hillary nutcrackers sold at every airport shop. Boo hoo. If Golda Meir, a woman of not only proclaimed but actual toughness, heard about Golda nutcrackers, she would have bought them by the case and given them away as party favors.

It is sissy. It is blame-gaming, whining, a way of not taking responsibility, of not seeing your flaws and addressing them. You want to say “Girl, butch up, you are playing in the leagues, they get bruised in the leagues, they break each other’s bones, they like to hit you low and hear the crack, it’s like that for the boys and for the girls.”

And because the charge of sexism is all of the above, it is, ultimately, undermining of the position of women. Or rather it would be if its source were not someone broadly understood by friend and foe alike to be willing to say anything to gain advantage.

My good wife, who is for Obama, has watched with some horror as the Clinton eclipse has unfolded. Clinton is not, she says, a true feminist. Had she been, she says, Hillary would have struck out on her own as the truly stronger part of the Clinton couple.

By clinging to and subordinating herself to Bill’s career ambitions, she diminished her stature and compromised her potential.

My own take is pretty simple. Clinton would have done better to run on her Senate Record exclusively and to say she is running precisely on what is hers alone, not some confusing twofer track record.

I still do not think any approach would have overcome the incredible revelation of ineptitude which her campaign itself manifested and continues to manifest. Her mismanagement and failure to grasp key tactical aspects of politics has been breathtaking.

President?

No thanks.

These things said, as we enter round two, we need to be thankful that Barack is an incredibly fast and even insatiable learner. There is a vast area of learning and insight to be mastered between now and January 20, 2009.

I am not worried about the campaign or even the initial part of the Presidency. But I do believe there are avoidable pitfalls.


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It’s Delegates Hillary, Remember?

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It’s Delegates Hillary, Remember? Just so we do not get disoriented by moving goal posts, here are a few statements from the Clinton campaign reminding us of the truth about the Democratic primary race.

Here is what the Clinton campaign said:

February 6, 2008:

… we have said since Iowa that this is a race for delegates …

February 12, 2008:

… we have a significant lead among delegates, overall, which, obviously, at the end of the day is what is going to positively determine which Democrat is our party’s nominee.

February 13, 2008:

We don’t think either candidate will be able to get 2,025 delegates without the superdelegates.

Hillary: “This Is A Race for Delegates”

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Bill Clinton Made The Mortgage Crisis

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I said I would concentrate on Round Two but the following is necessary knowledge. It is a brief account, excerpted from a longer one, of how Bill Clinton and other prominent corporate types managed to create the mortgage crisis by the simple device of repealing legislation that was designed to prevent it. Read and weep and then call West Virginia and Kentucky in the interests of truth.

Bill Clinton and the Wall of Me

Billionaire Sanford I. Weill, who according to Louis Uchitelle made “Citigroup into the most powerful financial institution since the House of Morgan a century ago,” has what I call the Wall of Me leading to his office, which he has decorated with tributes to him, including a dozen framed magazine covers. A major trophy is the pen Bill Clinton used to sign the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, a move which allowed Weill to create Citigroup. Fittingly, Citigroup is a major contributor to guess which current Democratic Presidential candidate?

A Frontline report on the repeal of Glass-Steagall shows how those with money end up with pens from the President of the United States on their walls.

Sandy Weill calls President Clinton in the evening to try to break the deadlock after Senator Phil Gramm, chairman of the Banking Committee, warned Citigroup lobbyist Roger Levy that Weill has to get White House moving on the bill or he would shut down the House-Senate conference. Serious negotiations resume, and a deal is announced at 2:45 a.m. on Oct. 22. Whether Weill made any difference in precipitating a deal is unclear.

Just days after the administration (including the Treasury Department) agrees to support the repeal, Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, the former co-chairman of a major Wall Street investment bank, Goldman Sachs, raises eyebrows by accepting a top job at Citigroup as Weill’s chief lieutenant. The previous year, Weill had called Secretary Rubin to give him advance notice of the upcoming merger announcement. When Weill told Rubin he had some important news, the secretary reportedly quipped, “You’re buying the government?”

When Bill Clinton gave that pen to Sanford Weill, it symbolized the ending of the twentieth century Democratic Party that had created the New Deal. Although the 1999 law did not repeal all of the banking Act of 1933, retaining the FDIC, it did once again allow banks to enter the securities business, becoming what some term “whole banks.”

The repeal of one of the most important pieces of legislation in this nation’s history came about as a result of another Clinton “triangulation,” the wobbling attempt to find the middle of the road that has somehow managed to pass for a philosophy with many Democrats for over two decades. As former Clinton former campaign Richard Morris once described it, you move a little to the left, a little to the right. I’d love to hear Clinton give that explanation to a foreclosed home owner today.

With the stroke of a pen, Bill Clinton ended an era that stretched back to William Jennings Bryan and Woodrow Wilson and reached fruition with FDR and Harry Truman. As he signed his name, in the whorls and dots of his pen strokes William Jefferson Clinton was also symbolically signing the death warrant of Liberal America and its core belief in the level playing field that had guided the Democratic Party. But it was the gift of the pen to Sanford Weill and its assuming an honored place on the Wall of Me that rubbed salt in the wound. SOURCE

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Steps To A Hillary Victory — In Your Dreams

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Steps To A Hillary Victory — In Your Dreams. A little comic relief as everyone holds their breath. Enjoy.

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