Daily Kos Embraces and Extends Public Gullibility.

Yesterday while meandering around Fisherman’s Wharf in SF I saw a demonstration of folks attempting to trick local liberals into agreeing with Republicans and Libertarians on the subject of taxes.

As amusing as this (obvious) hidden agenda rally was — mainly due to their correct measure of the people’s gullibility — they missed out on one thing. They could really have screwed with people more by staying at home and starting a twitter account.

The Daily Kos has taken it upon themselves to bait Republicans into thinking that Democrats are going to spend $4 Million on Obama Bobbleheads and another $2 Million on shamwows.

Really?

Yes.

How?

With a twitter account.

The response to this once they realized they’d been duped was initially good, only in the comments does it get hilariously stupid (after the break) (all bold emphasis is mine):

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Battlefield 1943’s Release Date, Price & Wake Island Vid

We’ve got word from Battlefield HQ that 1943 will see release on Playstation 3 and Xbox Live Arcade this June for $15 and later on PC this September. Hopefully it can match even a small amount of the impact 1942 had. This will be the first Battlefield PC release to use the Frostbite engine from Battlefield: Bad Company, which was a console-only release.

Though it has the engine going for it, the price is low due to the inclusion of only three maps and a reduced set of classes.
Check out the first video of Wake Island as rendered in 1943 after the break.
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MLB At Bat 2009 Review (iPhone)

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I’ve been listening to MLB.app since the start of the season and as rocky as it has been for the fighting phils, the app has been great.

It streams audio from the Phillies home radio station, even though I’m in San Francisco.

It plays highlight videos from mlb.tv.

It costs $10 per season, whereas the streaming audio feature from mlb.com costs $15.

Most importantly, it gives you a box score and play-by-play text.

Overall, I’ve had few issues with At Bat. Mainly, I’d appreciate it if there were full streaming video of the game, but I suspect they’ll do that for next season and charge $10-$20 more for the app.

The lesser issue is with my connectivity. I live in SF and AT&T’s network stinks, but the inability (on the part of the app or the iPhone) to switch between edge/3G while streaming the in-game audio is terrible. I have to wake my phone up just to get it to realize it should keep trying to get signal.

If you are usually in a wifi-zone like I am, though, you’ll be fine. We’re lucky to have At Bat on the iPhone and it is a steal at $9.99. As far as I know there are no blackouts for the radio stream.

Check out the gallery after the break for all the screens. Then go buy it from the app store.

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