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Why I resigned from the Democrats for a Strong Bulgaria Party

September 13, 2008

I joined a half-dozen social-networks in March 2008, including Facebook.  This is the story of the political conspiracy I discovered at Facebook …

I went to label myself as a US Democrat and Facebook was using a typeahead guesser.  Straightforward, yes?  Well … no.  Entering my political party, after four keystrokes leading to “demo”, I was offered these choices, none of which were the United States party.  


Then I continued on to nine keystrokes, “democrats”, showing me different choices, again none of which were the party I wanted.

Then “democratic” failed but
“democratic P” got US Democratic P(arty) as you can see from these screenshots taken on March 30th, 2008 at my Facebook acct.  12 keystrokes before you first saw them offered as an option!  And on a website based in the US, at that.

The US Republican Party?  They came up after 2 keystrokes – “Re”, hence my claim of conspiracy.  🙂

Rechecking Facebook today nearly a half-year later, I need one keystroke, “D”,  to be given ten choices that include the US Democratic Party.  And one letter, “R”, to be given ten choices including the US Republican Party .  So it seems the conspiracy has ended …

Now, as to why I had joined and then resigned from the Democrats for a Strong Bulgaria Party.  I got so frustrated trying to guess the correct choice to make the US Democratic Party show up as a choosable option that I gave up and chose the most sarcastically improbable party that I couId.  Days later, I tried again and succeeded at choosing the US Democrats.  I now (post-Olympics) wish to stress that my resignation from the Democrats for a Strong Bulgaria Party had nothing to do with 11 of their Olympic wrestling team being DQD’ed [spoken “dee-cue-dee’d”, DisQualified – Drugs] before the 2008 Beijing Games, and the subsequent withdrawal of the team.  And I imply no disrespect by not having choosen the Democratic Party of Bulgaria instead originally.


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