Not that I feel I need to defend my post, and maybe the use of the word "hate" was strong in this case, just from skimming over the posts in the thread, there was a general theme - many thought Michele's act was weak. And that's where I ended up getting a feeling of dislike towards her. I couldn't care less if you feel that I misused the word, or that I'm falsely putting words in people's mouths, that's just the impression I got at first glance.
Secondly, I did feel that Chris had a funnier act that Michele. However, in terms on consistency over the entire season, I've found Michele made me laugh more than Chris did. That is where I am basing my vote. I feel offended that you said that I'm voting for who I like over who I think is funny. That's an insult to my intelligence. Although I do like Michele, to me she is the funniest. In the end, being the funniest and liking that person because they are funny are in essence the same thing. In my definition of "who is the funniest", I feel consistency is a far bigger factor than one act, or one joke, or one punch line. In the end, Michele has done it for me in terms of making me laugh. She succeeded. And for you to even hint at the fact that it makes my votes any less valid because I'm still voting for her even though I feel that suddenly one act was slightly funnier than her's one week is insulting.
Thirdly, in terms of Josh, I don't think I need to comment.