Sunday, January 29, 2012

White House You Tube Event

"President Obama will answer several of your top-voted questions during a special interview, which will take place on Monday, January 30, live from the White House. A selection of people who submit questions will also be invited to join a Google+ Hangout live with the President during the interview."

Did some checking of numbers by topics for the White House You Tube entries and found some interesting numbers. The White House should take note. (Of course, they will ignore in public, but they have to be taking note in private. Well, you would think so.)

Having the most questions will not get a response .. having the top-voted questions will but ....

Marijuana - 4,051 questions (this seems to be the most top-rated subject)

Economy - 2,189 questions

Social Security - 1,252 questions

Horse Slaughter -1,226 questions. (we are very close to Social Security in ratings).

Immigration - 1,149 questions (of the questions that weren't removed, horse slaughter questions rate higher).

Defense - 1, 145 questions.
Income Taxes - 798 questions.
Horse had 835 questions.
Medicare - 569 questions.

The topic of Horse and Horse slaughter had more entries than Social Security and Medicare combined! More questions than defense, more than Immigration and half as many as the Economy. And as the numbers increased yesterday, I noticed that some of our questions were being removed. Several questions using the word "equine" were deemed inappropriate and the author had to re-submit them.

Now, you would think that the White House would have filters for cuss words and any other offensive language. Not sure how the word "equine" fits in with any of those so can one person objecting to a question get it deemed inappropriate and have it removed? Something about free speech comes to mind but we know that the last thing the pro slaughter folks want is for the topic of horse slaughter to be examined in the clear, light of day.

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