Happy Flashback Friday! As I suggested yesterday, today's retrospective is about posts considering the possibility of statehood for Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. That's because the fourth most read entry of the seventh year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News was Vox on Puerto Rico statehood and John Oliver on territories, posted February 3, 2018, with 8343 raw page views, 8273 according to the raw counter. It was also the fourth most read entry of all time as of March 20, 2018, the third most read entry actually posted during the seventh year of this blog, and the most read entry of February 2018.
Before I explain how this entry earned its place among the top ten, I'm sharing the latest comedian to examine the question, Samantha Bee. Here's Statehood: It's Complicated | The Great American* Puerto Rico Part 8.
Puerto Rico's current relationship to the United States is as complicated as its past relationship with the United States. Produced by Paul Myers with Adam Howard.Bee at least managed to make the debate among all the positions entertaining even more than it was informative.
Puerto Ricans have another alternative besides statehood to vote in U.S. elections -- move to the mainland. Watch ¡Boricua Vota! | The Great American* Puerto Rico Part 7.
Puerto Ricans are leaving for mainland America, but they're also leaving their voting habits behind. If only there were a celebrity to inject a little fun into the election... Produced by Tyler Hall with Adam Howard. Caravana footage provided by Ovidio Duran.Florida politics may never be the same.
For the rest of the videos, watch The Great American Puerto Rico playlist to see all twelve, sixteen if one counts the promos. It's worth it.
Now for the story. This entry had 111 page views before being shared at the Join the Coffee Party Movement Facebook page. It earned 1875 page views in the first two hours and ~7200 in the first 24 hours after being shared. It knocked its prequel "A 51st star for Puerto Rico on Flag Day" with 4240 page views out of the top ten between 9:00 and 10:00 A.M. on January 4th. It passed "Seth Meyers and John Oliver on coal and hawks for Cut Your Energy Costs Day and Save the Eagles Day" with 4704 page views between 10:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. and both "Michigan recount still on as Trump fails to stop it while Schuette still trying" with 4892 page views and "Fall back as 'Last Week Tonight' asks 'how is this still a thing?'" with 4915 page views between 11:00 A.M. and 11:20 A.M. to reach seventh on the all time list. It then passed "John Oliver on feelings over facts and Colbert on Trumpiness" with 6059 page views between 3:00 and 4:00 P.M. to rank sixth. Between 8:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M, it passed "Trump thinks Sanders is the right enemy" with 7072 page views, then between 9:00 P.M. and 10:00 P.M., it passed "The tax bill and the U.S. economy in 2018 and beyond" with 7204 page views to end the day in fourth all time. Overnight, it passed "Last Week Tonight examines Clinton and Trump foundations after winning three Emmy Awards" with 7947 page views to land in third all time. It contributed to 1694 page views to the blog the hour it was shared and 10,128 page views the day it was shared. It dropped a spot to fourth for the year and all time when "Suit against John Oliver and HBO dismissed" passed it early in March. It has since dropped to fifth when Update to 'Vox explains how proportional representation can solve gerrymandering and help minor parties,' the second most read entry for the seventh year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News, plus minor parties shot up to third in April.
Follow over the jump for two other posts about statehood for Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.
A 51st star for Puerto Rico on Flag Day from June 14, 2017 served at the prequel for Vox on Puerto Rico statehood and John Oliver on territories. It ended the year with 4479 raw and 4240 default page view to end up in eleventh overall and ninth among entries posted during the seventh year of the blog. It was also the most read entry during July 2017.
The post was shared at the Coffee Party USA Facebook page at 10 P.M. on July 3, 2017 and earned 1416 default page views in the first two hours after being shared. I t knocked Happy Sweetest Day 2016! with 3330 default and 3515 raw page views out of the all-time top ten between 5:00 and 6:00 P.M. -- one holiday post displaced another -- then passed Tyrion Lannister ties Sanders and beats Clinton and Trump with 3422 default and 3621 raw page views between 6 and 7 P.M. and Rusty-Patched Bumblebee finally placed on the Endangered Species List with 3491 default and 3821 raw page views between 7 and 8 P.M., and finally 2016 could be a good year for minor party candidates with 3640 page views, 3815 according to the raw counter, between 8 and 9 P.M. on July 4, 2017. It ended the first 24 hours after being shared with 3745 default and 3745 raw page views since being shared and 3832 default and 3846 raw total since being posted, enough for seventh on the all-time top ten and within an hour or two of passing Federal judge orders Michigan recount to begin today with 3876 page views, 4087 according to the raw counter, which it did about 10:30 P.M. It passed The Michigan recount is on! with 4155 page views, 4244 according to the raw counter, about 8 P.M. on 7/5/17 to end up in fifth place, the most read entry of the year so far. It and ""The Walking Dead" leads 2017 Saturn Awards television winners" together helped attract 1348 page views to the blog the hour it was shared and 5,478 page views to the blog on during the July 3-4 reporting day.
As the paragraph above the jump related, it fell out when Vox on Puerto Rico statehood and John Oliver on territories entered the top ten -- one Puerto Rico statehood post displacing another. Sic transit gloria mundi.
The final entry on the topic of statehood was John Oliver on D.C. Statehood posted February 5, 2018. It ended the blogging year tied for 37th place overall with 2304 raw and 2250 default views. It also was the 33rd most read entry posted during the seventh year, the sixth most read entry overall for February 2018, and the fifth most read actually posted during the month. It earned ~1500 page views in the first two hours and ~2200 page views in the first 24 hours after being shared at the Join the Coffee Party Movement Facebook page.
The next retrospective, which I plan on posting next week, will be about how much people think Daylight Saving Time sucks. Yes, really.
Previous entries in this series.
- Happy Birthday to the blog and Twitter and Happy Nowruz!
- Stats for the seventh year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Update to 'Suit against John Oliver and HBO dismissed,' top post for the seventh year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News
- Update to 'Vox explains how proportional representation can solve gerrymandering and help minor parties,' the second most read entry for the seventh year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News, plus minor parties
- Update to 'Doctors to Congress: Fund gun violence research at the CDC and NIH,' the third most read entry of the seventh year of Crazy Eddie's Motie News