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Thread #139416   Message #3230341
Posted By: GUEST,999
28-Sep-11 - 12:20 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Tea Party- New & Improved Thread...
Subject: RE: BS: The Tea Party- New & Improved Thread...
In the parlance, sh#t happens. Wasn't meaning to offend you.

FYI: Mr Google 201

Someone uses an article such as you did and maybe I want to know where it's from and when it was used. I highlit the following line using a left click/hold on the mouse. When it turns blue, I release the click thing.

President Obama has engaged in numerous high crimes and misdemeanors. The Democratic majority in Congress is in peril as Americans reject his agenda.

Then I right click and am offered the option of searching Google for any place that uses that line. BINGO.

You'll note that it was picked up by many people and used in various publications. I said over a year ago because the first site on the page that came up shows 22 July 2010.

I tend to do that when people quote things because I want to know where they got it from. (I do that for most political situations, certainly not just with your posts.)

On occasion, people have said they are quoting a song from memory but actually they have taken it from a site--usually identifiable because every piece of punctuation is exact on the site from which it was cut and pasted. That's not a big deal to me and only once did I ever call a guy on it. He had an attitude that was condescending and it pissed me off. (Was on a music thread about four or five years back.) With political threads, I like to see where folks are getting their info from.

Anyway, gi'e it a try. I'm tired and I gotta get me arse off to bed.