Topics to be discussed: Tonight, we’ll be debuting a new segment called “Banned Arguments”, we’ll discuss how Liberal policies actually hurt “the little guy”, and we’ll tell you about some interesting practices going on over at CBS Broadcasting. (why won’t they advertise Soda Stream?)
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Topics to be discussed: Tonight will be a smorgasbord of philosophical nuggets such as: Why you should consider making babies. Why it might not be practical to perpetuate Twitter Beefs. The pros and cons of using “shame” as a motivating factor. And how the media uses our own litmus tests against us to make us look foolish. We’ll also probably talk about Apple (aka the world’s most profitable company) and their stock losing value.
Topics to be discussed: The 2nd Amendment, Conservative Philosophy, and whether or not the same traits that make a man highly successful are the same traits that lead to him being a pig. (spoiler alert: they probably do)
11/27/12 News from the Junk Drawer; Ben Affleck is going to single-handedly save Africa; Married to the Game’s AiPolitics stops by to chat. Tune in tonight at 1opm ET, 7pm Pacific on the CDNews Network on Blogtalk Radio.
Tonight, on Married to the Game, we’ll be discussing the latest details in Benghazigate, but we’ll also be spending some time talking about how unforced errors have shaped this 2012 election season. Friend of the show, Sooper Mexican will be a guest, and he’ll discuss the influence Twitter (and the Internet in general) has had on this election. It’s going to be a good show, as we talk about things from different perspectives than most shows take.
When: 7pm on the West Coast / 10pm on the East Coast
Where: CDNews Radio internet stream
When: 10pm East Coast time / 7pm West Coast time
What: Politics without the echo chamber spin.
Why: For America. Why else?
Married to the Game: Matt Dawson Stops by to Promote His Latest Cartoon, I Share My Dislike of Media Spin, And We Reminsce About the “Good Old” Days Under George W. Bush
As with many recent episodes of Married to the Game, this show is packed to the gills with content. We discuss everything from the Chevy Volt to the Playstation 3 to the iPhone 5 to Hurricane Katrina and even a gonzo new cartoon from first time guest, Matt Dawson. (example of said gonzo cartoon below)
There are some minor tech difficulties scattered throughout the show. I appreciate everyone who stayed through and listened to the live show, and everyone who listens to the rebroadcast. Oh, and there’s a Dora the Explorer reference too. I’m not sure how, but that ended up in there, so… enjoy.
On this episode of Married to the Game, we’ll take a look at what’s in Al Capone’s vault, or we’ll talk about the new “2016 Obama sucks” movie and other general election chit chat. Click the link below to hear the show.
Married to the Game: The show from a Conservative’s point of view who does not walk in lock step with the party line.
When: Saturday nights, 10pm East / 7pm West
What: Political discussion on Saturday nights without the lockstep chains of any political party. (but it is pretty conservative, yo)
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.
WILL YOU (@AiPolitics) FOLLOW ME?
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?
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
-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.
Saturday’s show was a reflective and informative episode of Married to the Game. Ai discussed changes that will be taking place with the show in the near future. Some of the focus of the show will be changing to broaden out and cover more topics than just what’s “hot” in the 24 hour news cycle. Ai is tired of us spending 2 weeks on a story about the Secret Service or more than half a week on whether or not Ann Romney was a good mother. Married to the Game respects and understands the existence of the echo chamber, but doesn’t always want to be a part of it. So, in the near future, the show, while (still) focusing primarily on politics, will begin to offer other topics into the weekly mix.
The real meat of this week’s show, however, was spent talking with Twitter’s @ConservaToni. She’s a nice girl and recent college graduate from Georgia, who stopped by to talk about some of the issues facing young, black Conservatives in America today. You might recognize her from another radio show she was recently on, and she was gracious enough to discuss that experience with us. Her family has been involved in Conservative politics for years, and she’s the kind of youngin that really gives you hope for America’s future. It was a delight to have her on the show, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy her insight and perspective that she shared with us.