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My Twitter Follow Policy

In recent months, I’ve learned that if you don’t provide people with information, they’ll try to guess the answers on their own.  They won’t contact you and ask for you to fill the blanks in; they’ll just make assumptions and then act on them.  In light of that, I’ve decided to go ahead and post my “official Twitter follow policy” here and then link to it in my Twitter Bio.  Maybe this will help clear up some misunderstandings.

First off…
WILL YOU  (@AiPolitics)  FOLLOW ME?
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The short answer to this question is “yes”.
As long as you interact with me and you aren’t flat out disrespectful, I will follow you.  We don’t even have to agree with each other.  We can have polar opposite opinions (and share them), and I will still follow you.  All that I ask is that you interact (bc why would I follow someone with whom I have no dialogue?) and that you are not flagrantly disrespectful toward me.  The occasional kerfuffle is fine.  Name calling, generally, is not.

I’VE BEEN FOLLOWING YOU FOR A LONG TIME,
AND YOU DON’T FOLLOW ME BACK.  WHAT GIVES?

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While I do follow almost anyone who’d like to conduct dialogue, I do not automatically follow people back just because they follow me.  I used to do that, and I ended up with a cluttered Twitter stream of people I couldn’t even recognize, and even worse, spam bots.  Try introducing yourself or inserting yourself into my conversations.  Once I realize you’re here for dialogue, I’ll generally follow you back.

DO YOU TRY TO PAD YOUR FOLLOWER-TO-FOLLOWING RATIO?
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No.  I honestly don’t pay attention to it anymore.  If six million people wanted to discuss topics that interest me, I would follow six million people.  Interaction is almost always the deciding factor in whether or not I follow you.

YOU SAID TO INTERACT WITH YOU.  I TRIED, BUT YOU DIDN’T RESPOND.
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Sometimes I simply do not have a “good” response, so I say nothing.  Sometimes your tweet did not appear in my “mentions” column, and I did not even know you had spoken to me.  And sometimes I think you’re “trolling” me or using a straw man argument.  I don’t mind disagreeing, but if I think you’re picking a fight just to see if you can “get my goat”, I’ll choose not to respond.  If you’re genuinely here for dialogue (and not just arguing), I will pick that up after you make a few attempts at talking with me.  Be persistent.  And if I don’t “ever” respond and you feel slighted, then let me know.  It may or may not be intentional, but I’ll usually talk it out with you.

WHY DID YOU MAKE THIS POST?
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As I said before, when you don’t provide people with information, they often decide to just make assumptions and run with them.  Lately, I’ve been seeing more and more people broadcast their assumptions as if they were fact.  ie…
“@AiPolitics didn’t follow me back, because I didn’t agree with him.”
“@AiPolitics didn’t follow me back, because he’s trying to pad his follower-to-following ratio.”
“@AiPolitics didn’t follow me, because he’s jealous that I have more followers than he does.”

The last one is one of my favorites….  The new assumption on Twitter is that if you disagree with someone who has more followers, then you must “obviously” be envious.  This makes about as much sense as when Democrats say that if you disagree with President Obama, you must “obviously” be a racist, but otherwise intelligent people on Twitter still make this assertion.

 

Hopefully this post clears up a lot of misconceptions I’ve been running into lately.  If it doesn’t, feel free to tweet me with questions you may have.  Also, feel free to add some of your own Twitter follow policies in the comments below.  Maybe we can all clear up the misunderstandings that have been seen on Twitter lately.  (many of them can be avoided if people will simply ASK instead of ASSUMING)

 

The author of this post, Ai Politics, can be tweeted under the handle @AiPolitics at Twitter.com.

Married to the Game: Aurora, Sooper Mexican, Media Malpractice, and Gun Control Laws

In this episode, we discuss the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado.  We ask important questions like: what were the shooter’s motives?  Did he work alone?  Should movie theaters start (at least) putting sensors on the exits doors that are INSIDE the movie theater, so management knows that someone is going through that door while the movie is showing?  Was the coward “psychotic” or “insane”?  And we make the determination that the “Coward in Colorado” shall not be named; he does not deserve one ounce of notoriety for this heinous act.  I’m joined in this segment by the always insightful SooperMexican.

Also, Twitter’s “Sean Hannity’s Hair” stops by to discuss the media malpractice and the media bias that led ABC to try and blame an innocent member of the Tea Party for this horrific crime.

And finally (but not least), Tom from Indiana calls in to discuss the merits of changing our gun laws in the wake of this tragic event.  (we also discuss the importance of responsible gun ownership)

This show is packed with terrific insight and lots of honest discussion, and it’s not one to be missed.

CLICK here TO HEAR IT NOW.

 

And, of course, our hearts go out to the victims of this despicable shooting, and the entire community of Aurora is in our prayers.

Married to The Game: Obamacare, SooperMexican, and an Argument About How Much Cars Weigh

This episode of Married to the Game was a doozy.  In an almost prophetic fashion, I made the comment that more people should be familiar with SooperMexican’s work, and two days later, he ended up gaining more than 5000 followers on Twitter.  (it may or may not have had something to do with this episode)

Also… stick around for a surprise phone call from President Obama.

And stick around even further for an argument over how much a small, modern sedan weighs.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Shooting Rampage Inside Colorado Movie Theater During Screening of Dark Knight Rises

From MSNBC.com

At least 20 people were hurt early Friday following a shooting at a movie theater near Denver, police said.

The incident occurred in Aurora, Colo., during a midnight showing of the Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises,” a police official told NBC News.

Brenda Stuart, of 850 KOA radio, told Britain’s Sky News that “a lot of people thought the gunshots were part of the movie.”

“They heard what they thought were firecrackers,” she added, citing witnesses. “Then they saw the bullets flying.”

Eyewitness reports said the assailant may have been wearing a gas mask, Stuart said.

Tear gas went off in the Century 16 Movie Theaters at the Aurora Town Center following the gunfire, Stuart said. She added that bullets had passed from one theater into an adjoining one.

IBtimes.co.uk adds:

Twelve cinema-goers are reported to have been killed and 20 hurt at a cinema in the Colorado city of Aurora during a midnight showing of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises.

Local media also report that two gunmen, believed to have been wearing gas masks, went on the rampage. Further reports confirmed that a blast went off at the Century 16 cinema in Aurora, leaving several injured.

In summary, 12 people are believed to be dead, and at least 20 are believed to be injured.  A smoke bomb or tear gas may have been set off.  Details are still coming in.

***UPDATE

According to HLN:

HLN affiliate KUSA reports there has been a mass shooting at the Century 16 movie theater at Town Center in Aurora, Colorado — about 9 miles from Denver.

Police chief: 14 dead.  50 wounded.

One suspect is reportedly in custody.

Married to the Game June 23rd Episode

Tonight, on Married to the Game, Ai Politics will discuss:
-That bus monitor lady with a half a million dollars in donations.

-The ridiculous bias at MSNBC

-Obama’s Gift Registry is the new “free lunch”.

-Questions we SHOULD be asking about Obamacare.

-Feel free to call in and tell us what’s been grinding your gears this week and/or who you think should win the “Veepstakes”.

!!!!!CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!!!!!

Obama Iterrupted By Reporter In The Rose Garden

The President decided to tell us he was circumventing Congress today, but everybody’s talking about The Daily Caller’s Neil Munro interrupting him as he tried to do so.  While Obama appeared to be in control if you just watch the video, listening to it makes him sound somewhat strained.

A lot of tweeters have been saying that this is a typical non-story that we often make a big deal of, but one could also argue that this is another instance of the President being thin skinned.

NYC’s Food Nazis Have Found Their Latest Victim

If Mayor Bloomberg gets his way, New Yorkers might not be allowed to Super Size their drinks the next time they buy a soda.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City plans to ban the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks in an effort to combat obesity.

The proposed first-in-the-nation ban would impose a 16-ounce limit on the size of sweetened drinks sold at restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts. It would apply to bottled drinks as well as fountain sodas.

The ban, which could take effect as soon as March, would not apply to diet sodas, fruit juices, dairy-based drinks or alcoholic beverages. Nor would it include drinks sold in grocery or convenience stores. Food establishments that don’t downsize would face fines of $200.

The article goes on to say that Bloomberg has tried to attack soda twice before, but was shut down once by the state of New York and once by the Federal government.  Ouch.  This time, however, it looks like the mayor has the power to see this through.  It’s going to be interesting to see how tourists feel the next time they want to wash down a bite of the Big Apple.

The RNC’s Latest “Solyndra” Ad

This latest ad from the RNC treads familiar ground in calling President Obama out for the government backed loan guarantees that Solyndra received, but it does try to push a new angle.  It goes out of its way to suggest to viewers that Solyndra was an avoidable folly and one that had many red flags.  While some might say this exemplifies the President’s bad business sense or even a lack of leadership skills in general, this could also point toward the fact that he was going to reward his friends with tax payer money, whether the boondoggle would prove fruitful or not.

How effective do you think this ad will be?  So far, does Romney seems like a better or worse campaigner than you were expecting?

While The Cat’s Away, Bill Clinton Comes Out To Play

From the “news we simply cannot make up” department, Bill Clinton recently posed in Monaco with two porn stars.  But not just any two porn stars.  As luck would have it, one of them (the one on the right) had recently won sex industry awards for:  “Best New Starlet” and two other awards that aren’t fit to print here. (even their their titles are graphic)

Nothing But the Best for Slick Willie

 

As you can see, it’s all fun and games for America’s most recently impeached president.

Jon Lovitz Nails Obama on Hannity

By now, most readers know about Jon Lovitz’s tirade against President Obama’s “Tax the Rich” philosophy.  His opinion on this matter has been so popular that he’s been asked to discuss it on cable news several times now.  In one of his more articulate appearances, he explains to Sean Hannity that as a “rich business owner”, his employees get paid, but more often than not, he “doesn’t make a dime”.  It’s a pretty thought provoking look at an issue that America likes talking about, but doesn’t seem to like resolving.  Stick around for the end, when Lovitz asks Sean “if he’s from Kenya”.

Time Magazine Gets Into The Child Pornography Business?

I’m not sure how the Left would act, if an image like this was on the cover of National Review or some other Right Wing publication, but since it’s on the cover of a progressive magazine nobody bats an eye. Still…. You’ve got to wonder how well this magazine cover plays at grocery checkout stands across the nation. I wouldn’t want to have to explain this little freak show to my children.

What do you think? Inappropriate or no big deal?

This post is the opinion of the author and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of CDN, Anomalous Media or any of its staff or contributors.

As Seen On TV: The “Slim Away”… A First Look

Bet you didn’t know that we did product reviews at ConservativeDailyNews.com, did you?  Well, we do, and here one is.

Have you ever seen a product advertised late night on TV and wondered if it actually did what it claimed to do?  Or if it was even worth buying?  Believe it or not, sometimes these products can deliver.  A lot of that depends on how much they cost, how well they meet their claims, and if you can find them in a store near you, as opposed to paying for “processing” and delivery.

In this case, we’ll be looking at a product that’s known as the “Slim Away”.  It’s a $10 “girdle with a zipper” that claims to help you look slim “instantly”.  It also claims to help you lose water weight.  Here’s one of their commercials below.

So… Does it work?  We’ve tested this “slimming belt”, and we’ve got to say that it surprisingly does live up to some of its claims.  The belt does definitely help you “look slimmer”, because it’s basically a girdle.  It also does make you sweat quite a bit (the inside of the belt is made of a neoprene like material), so it probably will help you lose water weight.

The question is: does this qualify as a “weight loss product”?  And the answer is probably “no”.  This belt is great, if you want help holding in your belly for a day or two, and it would probably help you lose some water weight before you went to a conference or something like that.  But as far as being a long term piece of your weight loss strategy, this device just doesn’t measure up.

Still, if you can find it at a local store for $9.99 (like we did), it can definitely be useful to have around.  Watch below for an actual un-boxing and demonstration video that we’ve filmed.

Married To The Game: Where Have All Of The Entrepreneurs Gone?

In this episode of the Married to the game, we discuss:

-Why Mitt Romney’s supporters should thank Newt.

-Why sex offenders should volunteer to remove themselves from society.  (self deportation)

-Where have the entrepreneurs gone?

-Can we make people “work” for their welfare?

-Why does Day Care cost SO MUCH???

-Have we reached a point where government regulation is killing our small businesses?

-What is America going to look like, if ONLY the irresponsible people continue to reproduce/have children?

-What if YouTube made you have to join an Actor’s Union to create and post videos?

-What did Michelle Ray do to risk Social Services being called on her?

CLICK HERE NOW to listen to the lengthy, yet fresh discussion.

 

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