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Well much to my surprise I ended up sleeping on a bed rather than the floor tonight as Stacy & Friend didn’t make it yesterday and Cynthia didn’t show up until 1:30 AM due to a flight delay.

So this morning having woken up having shared a room  alone with a woman other than my wife for the first time in my life I very quietly got up cleaned up and headed down for registration, it turns out that it doesn’t begin until 2 so I did some poking around.

Both the main and exhibit rooms are coming along nicely (the exhibit room has a huge wooden crate labeled NRA that I half expect a half or third scale Sherman Take to crash out of which is worth a laugh.

A small Tank inside?

It was still early to find people here for CPAC as the place is still full of folks who have come for NIRSA but I managed to run into Teresa who came up from Florida

She seemed very excited at the prospect of seeing the president.

As I walked through Radio Row I saw old friend Rob Eno now working for Conservative review who gave me a few minutes.

I’m currently sitting in the lobby of the Gaylord in National harbor cannoli & Microphone at my side.  If you come in and see me feel free to come over and put in your two cents, come and be interviewed (as Liz just did) and perhaps have a Cannoli while they last.

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One of the odd things about blogging is that you don’t always know what posts will take off and what post will die on the vine. 2016 like every year had both here at the blog. These are the 10 posts the drew the most direct eyeballs

#10 Twitter Doubles Down Stacy McCain’s SexTroubleBook account banned

I submit and suggest that this is what is going on here. Stacy McCain is the test case and with a candidate even worse that John Kerry at the top of the ticket you will see Twitter acting decisively to suppress conservative opinions on their platform and by the time election day rolls around you will see things that will make his banning look like a kiss in the cheek.

I submit I was right about the test case stuff as Twitter went whole hog to elect Hillary. While they managed to hurt Stacy I submit and suggest they hurt themselves more

FYI you can still buy his book here.

Worth noting there is a reason why Gab, one twitter alternative which didn’t ban Stacy is growing and “quitter” the twitter wannabee that also banned him produces a reaction of “who?”.

#9 Hillary Clinton health episode at 9/11 today, no time for the mask at CNN

Now I’ve been doing this for nearly 8 years and I’d like to think I’ve reached the point where the bias of the media doesn’t surprise me anymore. But bless his heart Stelter and company did their best to do so.

I’ve just sat through a Mr. Seltzer and a panel of three discuss the story, the only person I knew off the top of my head was the ultra far left Katrina vanden Heuvel of the Nation. UPDATE: another was David Zurawik of the Baltimore sun and the other Tara Sotmayor) They had very little to say about Hillary Clinton but a lot to say about Fox news. They had no problem using words like “conspiracy”, “irresponsible” and were united in painting the Fox story as poorly soured, overblown and attacking the network for reporting it. Nowhere on the panel was any person defending the story, or providing any balance and let me remind you this is a show about taking an unbiased look at the media.

What was really funny was Jake Tapper came on right after for an hour and completely undid all of this by showing the video and treating the story as what it was. Significant breaking campaign news.

I think this likely did more than anything else to show the MSM for what it was and cost Clinton the election.

#8 Are You Kidding Me: Donald Trump and the Willing Blindness of Michael Cohen & the Boston Globe

Doesn’t “Be afraid because he said this”, this contradict that whole opening “You can’t believe a word Trump says” meme that he started with, or is it just me?

Oddly Cohen never noticed or was concerned about Obama and authoritarianism. I bet he’s been catatonic since election day.

#7 The Future belongs to those who show up: Totally Unrelated Update:

 

Of course if Europe in general & Germany in particular was what it once was, Practicing christians who were fruitful and multiplied, then it wouldn’t matter how many refugees came in, there would be a confident Population of Europeans who would insist that new immigrants assimilate or at least respect their laws and customs.

 

This was a rare post about a foreign country that took off, the update was a lot of fun too.

#6 My day was going great until I was shot twice by RN / NG36B

The first thing that jumped out at me was the difficulty realizing you were in an active shooter situation before it was too late. The shooter has ALL the advantages. Even though we used a cap gun that simulated the sound and smell of a 9mm pistol, the sound doesn’t always carry down a hallway. Plenty of people heard popping, but only a few realized it was a shooter. By the time they realized it, the shooter was pointing a gun at them at close range.

This is the first of three Magnificent Seven Posts that cracked the top ten and deservedly so as it was very interesting and informative. Great Job by RH NG35B

#5 Don’t you love him as he’s walking out the Door? by Baldilocks

Here’s what I know about the difference between the North and the South, especially with respect to race relations between black and white. Since the Civil Rights Era, the South has been transformed. In the North? Not so much.

The second of three Magnificent Seven posts in the top ten and it illustrates a fact i’ve seen about the north, that the only thing as bad as bigotry is bigotry coupled with self righteousness.

#4 History Flips by Baldilocks

The point is that there is a huge slab of Europe that, because of the Cold War, several generations of GIs never got to see.

So, today, some of my friends and I were talking about going back to Berlin for visit and going to visit all those countries which in our youth, were forbidden territory; many of our other friends have done this already.

My contribution to the conversation was that we need to get it done before the Germans adopt Sharia.

One of the first posts of the year and it really holds up well, particularly as Merkel is, well, Merkel.

#3 I double down and re-endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States! SEVERAL UPDATES

Now I concede this is bad, not only in terms of what was said but what it implies. I strongly disapprove of it as I suspect many others like me do.

And that’s why I’ve chosen this moment, Catholic Blogger that I am, to double down and re-endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States!

Why would I do this? Quite simple, I’m not going to let myself be played.

This was my reaction to the Trump tape that everyone figured had sunk him. It was one of the most important posts I’ve written, and it’s one of the posts I’m proudest of because it was written at a time when everyone’s instinct was to cut and run.  It also was a the post that scared me the most in the sense that I figured that all the posts I’ve written and all the positions I’ve taken in public this is the one that I thought had the greatest potential to permanently break this blog particularly if Hillary was elected, but if you ever see me in the White House press room asking President Trump a question while the guys from ABCCBSNBCCNNPBSMSNBCNYT watch in disbelief, this post just might be the reason why.

#2 The Twitter Star Chamber Suspends Stacy McCain

Bottom line though not a rich man Robert Stacy McCain is an American Success story he has built a nationwide, dare I say worldwide following presenting his viewpoint and highlighting the public viewpoints of others who would rather keep their actual words and opinions under the radar because Robert Stacy McCain is loyal to his family, his God, his friends and the Truth.

I know this because I’m proud to say he is my friend. I’ve learned an awful lot from him the most important thing being there is no substitute for actually being there, gathering factual evidence, seeing for yourself and reporting the truth.

I guess that’s why Twitter’s new Star Chamber has decided to Suspend him sometime yesterday evening:

The best revenge for Stacy is this paragraph from a piece this week from a site that listed Banning Milo as one of the sites “Gold Star” acts of the year

A sale of the company seemed imminent just a few months ago, with Salesforce leading the pack of interested companies — Google and Disney included. But after a closer look, everyone walked away. Now Dorsey is stuck figuring out where Twitter can go and what it should do next.

A lot of people involved in Twitter are going to lose a lot of money in 2017 and Stacy & I will enjoy every minute of it.

And the Number one most popular post of 2016 at DaTechGuyblog From July 30th 2016:

#1  Nate Silver Officially Declares it time for Democrats to Panic

It’s one thing for a guy like me or Glenn or Don Surber or Even Rush Limbaugh to tell Democrats that they are in trouble it’s another thing to be told this by Nate silver the day after the Democrat convention and a week of the MSM lionizing all they did and said.

If you thought you saw some low tactics before given the combination of Clinton & Obama Panic you ain’t seen nothing yet. How Donald Trump handles will make all the difference.

Closing thought, Fyi to Dr. Jill Stein be aware that as a clear and present threat to their power the same anvil aimed at Trump by Clinton/Obama/DNC is heading for you too.

It’s interesting to note that the map in the graphic there doesn’t show Trump winning PA or MI or WI yet not only did Silver reverse himself almost instantly after this post went up but they did so quoting a poll from a polling company younger than Hillary’s granddaughter.  The fact that this was right after the Dem convention where the Bernie folks were protesting loudly (and ignored as much as possible by the MSM) said much and the fact that it was instantly reversed as soon as I pointed it out said more.  I submit and suggest if they had nominated Bernie he just might have pulled it off for them.

The final results prove denial of reality doesn’t change it.

 

A few days ago after he was banned from Twitter but before his @sextroubleaccount I talked to RS McCain about what his going on with him.
We talked about the possibility that this was part of an election year strategy:  

“Now you’ve seen how this shadow banning where search results are being suppressed. It looks very much like they’re trying to tilt the playing field in an election year when Hillary Clinton is the presumed nominee and feminists have the thumb on one of the most powerful social media platforms in the world”

He compared it to other loss leaders for the left:

It’s like salon.com it’s been losing over a mil a year for 20 years and yet the “investors” are willing to do it because it promotes a “progressive” message

He told me that he didn’t find out about his initial banning until he saw a tweet talking about it (I only noticed when my @rsmccain feed wouldn’t load in tweetdeck)

He challenged twitter to show a screen cap of his threatening or abusing anyone while noting that his @sextroubebook account has picked up over 2000 followers in just under 24 hours.

Of course 24 hours later that account was banned too.

I also asked him about how this would be received.  As it was a primary weekend he noted all the political reporters are covering politics but wondered about their lack of interest

people know my number and know people who will get it and you’d think people would call

And perhaps Twitter figured that after a few days everyone would forget the #freestacy business.

But when I talked to him less than an hour ago (I’m typing this as 9:55 AM Thursday) there were two developments the most significant being Denial of Service attacks against his site which were launched today:

when I work up this morning this was going on and it’s intermittent.

He noted the irony in terms of “who is being harassed here”

It’s Ironic that I’m accused of targeted abuse while people responsible for shutting me down are not content with having my twitter account wiped off the face of the earth are attacking my site

he referred to the tactics used against him as DARVO which stands for: Deny, Attack reverse victim , Offender and noted how familiar this all seems:

Dealing with these people is like dealing with Kimberlin, he’s a known sociopath and when you get into a conflict with a sociopath they begin to manipulate the story they become the victim and you become the villain for trying to tell the story about them. You keep telling the truth. Who is being targeted for abuse?

It’s all a question of media bias and unlike folks like me who have their background in stuff like tech (Hence DaTechGuy) media is something Stacy knows as this is his 30th year in the business.

This is the 30th anniversary of my first job as a $4.50 staff right Austell Georgia in cobb county Austell News-Chronicle owned by a local businessman named Lamar.

Ironically Stacy told me Mr. Lamar started his newspaper because he was sick of what he was seeing from the local weekly, so in a sense Stacy McCain cut his teeth on alternate media and media bias:

It’s like media bias everybody has their own opinion on it but nobody asks me even though I’m in the business.

However the 2nd development is the story starting to get out there. In addition to calls from me he’s been contacted by Buzzfeed: “their piece is predictable left” and Debra Saunders who got some minor facts wrong:

“I didn’t out a transgender. It wasn’t a secret that “Sarah” was transgender, Her attacks on 4chan caused people to ask ‘Who is Sarah Butts?’ which caused them to find out who he was…If it hadn’t been for Nyberg’s attempt to silence others nobody would have cared but when somebody has a commercial enterprise online and you try to drive them out of business…

Which is what those going after Stacy McCain are doing, trying to silence him. Ironically he tends to do exactly the opposite:

This is them, trying to silence their critics, I don’t do this to other people, I quote them, that’s what they hate, feminists hate to be quoted.

And now the story is starting to penetrate the MSM (more on that later today) much in the same way that the Anthony Weiner story did, slowly like water on a rock.

Drip Drip Drip.

Fyi you can help by retweeting items in the #freestacy hashtag, writing your local paper, spreading the word on facebook and calling your local talk radio show. Let’s give the Twitter Safety crowd the attention they deserve.

Drip Drip Drip

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The Catholic Geeks web site is here, their facebook page is here, their twitter page is here.

My apologies that I’m a tad lat to this but I can’t let July end without reminding everyone that Stacy McCain’s loyal morning fellow Kevin “Wombat” Trainor has entered the realm of authors with The Last Falangist:  Essays on Culture and Politics in America

Smithy has done a review and his piece on parenthood and Divorce is worth reprinting here 

The whole point of having a mother and a father working together is so that you have backup when one of you drops the ball; the other one is there to quickly scoop up the errant pigskin or maybe make the catch and run it in. Unfortunately, divorce screws up that neat metaphor, because all of a sudden Mom and Dad aren’t really on the same team any more. . . .
When you and the Mrs. are constantly fighting over every little thing, when a lot of her energy is going toward building up the new boyfriend and tearing you down for not being a passive, enabling doormat, it becomes damn near impossible. Because the kids know what’s going on. They may not understand it, but they know.

That’s excellent cultural commentary and being a divorced man to some extent self accuracy but the real gem of this book is to see how the internet once was as with this tidbit.

How far back does The Last Falangist go, you ask? On Page 59, we find an entry from January 2005 that begins thus:

“I’ve been thinking about the long comment Allahpundit left on Michele’s old blog . . .”

Yes: In 2005, there was no HotAir.com and Allahpundit was just another dude hanging out in the blogosphere.

Yup if I had started my blog just 3 years earlier….

Anyway you can pick up his book here.  I suggest you do so.

Last night I sent out a blast e-mail to my readers promoting the post of my Magnificent Seven. I got a reply from old friend Jerry Wilson of Goldfish & clowns that said:

Can I call myself The Unasked Eighth? 😀

He has a point, between my own problems and the launching of various things I’ve been remiss in linking other bloggers so….

There is Neo Neocon who isn’t sharing the joy

On one level, the events of the last few weeks have been deeply satisfying. Who wouldn’t feel a certain vindication in seeing one’s predictions come true, and watch the perpetrators running for cover? But I’m having a lot of trouble feeling the requisite joy, because I’m not at all sure that the fundamentals have changed.

At Pundit & Pundette they highlighted a video in a post called:

Video: How Obamacare is Hurting Families with Chronically Ill Kids

Cynthia Yockey talks about some forgotten victims of Obamacare

People with chronic illnesses, or complicated healthcare needs, are going to die because Obamacare forced them out of their relationships with their current doctors. That’s because a wealth of information that can never be put into a chart will be lost and they don’t have the time and resilience to start over with new ones. Conservative groups opposed to Obamacare would be smart to collect their stories and not let them die in vain.

The Anchoress brilliant as always is appreciating a Protestant Icon

As I got older, though, I grew to admire Graham. In high school I read one of his books (don’t ask me, I don’t remember the title) and that got me curious enough to read about him. One of the first things I appreciated about this man — who once said “Women need a reason for having sex, men just need a place” — was how shrewdly he protected himself against being put in positions that could give rise to gossip, conjecture, or charges of impropriety, (and thus undermine or jeopardize his ministry). From an early point in his work, if he was in a room with a woman who was not his wife or a family member, all the doors would remain open.

At the Fog of law they talk the high cost of living:

One of the problems with modern life is that it’s really expensive to get out of bed in the morning.  By that, I mean non-negotiable, everyday expenses that are a part of being alive: housing, food, gas to go buy your food, electricity, oil if you have a furnace, and health insurance or health care. That is before we’ve had any fun, paid off any student loans or other debt, or even driven to our jobs.

At America is Conservative Rebecca got out

This weekend, I had the opportunity to attend an event called Time Out For Women. It was a weekend filled with music and lectures focused on helping women raise our thoughts and actions to a higher plane. While there was so much good that was discussed, one speaker in particular sounded the battle cry for women to protect the family. Merrilee Boyack is an attorney, author, speaker, and former city council-woman who encouraged us to stand for our religious freedom, and more specifically, the family. Her recent book is entitled Standing Up in a Sit Down World.

The Chicks on the right aren’t impressed with NYC’s decisions

I have to say – I was a little let down.  You see it in the movies and hear about the “Big Apple” and figure it’s going to be this wondrous place that’s representative of America.  But not so much these days.  I just remember feeling claustrophobic, first off, and I felt as if I needed to take a really long shower when I got home. With a side of Purel.

No offense, New Yorkers.  It just is what it is.

Thoughts and ravings has little sympathy for that mother in New Mexico:

Sorry, but Reason magazine is full of crap on this one; this woman broke the law and paid the price for it. The only person that is to blame for this woman’s kids getting shot at; is Oriana Ferrell and that is the only person who should be blamed.

And the Weapons man is not impressed with the Swiss:

Going through some of the high-minded but empty-headed writings of the Small Arms Survey, an NGO sponsored by a Swiss do-gooder institute that’s an offshoot of the League of Nations that prevented European war (wait… what?) one is shocked by some of the moronic drivel written there. All the usual suspects of hack advocacy are there: “many experts say” without naming one such expert; “it is generally accepted” followed by some tendentious, extreme, and woolly-headed assertion; or “the peer-reviewed literature generally” prior to repeating some assumption that underlies a raft of bad research.

It is hackery wrapped in bad faith,  shackled by an anchor chain of dishonesty to an anchor of cold-rolled fable, and then dropped into the trackless depths of the Sea of Lies, taking you along for the ride if you’re so unwise as to latch on.

Fishersville Mike is short and to the point:

I’m beginning to think it’s possible that the geniuses behind Obamacare honestly believed that people would love the new product, so there would be no fuss about it. In other words, it wasn’t a conspiracy, they’re just more stupid than I ever imagined, and that’s saying something.

Conservative Hideout tells a dog bits man story:

I know, this could well be classified under ‘Duh,” but a gay website has fully endorsed and admitted that their goal in education is to indoctrinate children.  Here are some excerpts… Warning:  Content inappropriate for children!-Matt Can We Please Just Start Admitting That We Do Actually Want To Indoctrinate Kids?

And Peg Crunches the Numbers:

Still want the minimum wage raised – or – have it at all?

There are nine countries with a minimum wage (Belgium, Netherlands, Britain, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Luxembourg).  Their unemployment rates range from 5.9% in Luxembourg to 27.6% in Greece.  The median country is France with 11.1% unemployment.

There are nine countries with no minimum wage (Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland.)  Five of the nine have a lower unemployment rate than Luxembourg, the best of the other group.  The median country is Iceland, with a 5.5% unemployment rate. The biggest country in Europe is Germany.  No minimum wage and 5.2% unemployment.

and let’s finish with Goldfish and Clowns who is the cause of this post dealing with crickets and Conscience

Having a conscience, particularly one guided by the Spirit, is a good thing. It tells us that yes, the ends never justify the means. It instructs us that honesty, even it is its only reward, is a reward always worth the effort to obtain. It lets us know that popularity, success and acclaim, even among our peers, are false gods whenever they either become our main objective or are obtained through deception and duplicity. In short, a conscience is a terrible liability in politics.

Sometimes when you are so busy with your own stuff you miss a lot of other things going on out there.  While I encourage you to come here every day and kick in whenever possible, don’t forget the other voices and perspectives out there that are worth thinking about.

 

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It’s been suggested that the Brett Kimberlin suit against bloggers is about silencing people or at least making them think twice concerning writing about him. Being a person of limited means totally dependent on my readers for my personal income that thought does weigh on my mind.

After all yesterday Patterico reported this concerning Brett Kimberlin suit vs bloggers:

A search of court records reveals the complaint is for “DEFAMATION, MALICIOUS PROSECUTION, HARASSMENT, STALKING, CONSPIRACY, INVASION OF PRIVACY AND INTENTIONAL INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS.”

That sounds serious and other than the potential of discovery I doubt any of the people involved are happy about being sued.

So when I saw this link from Jeff Quinton yesterday and followed it to this post he wrote from last year that linked to this bit at Ace of Spades saying this:

While I, and Kimberlin’s other targets, are heartened by Congress’ letter to Eric Holder to look into the SWATting matter, what a reading of Citizen K demonstrates is that Congress itself needs to act in order to finally put an end to Brett Kimberlin’s ongoing digital (and real-life) terrorism.

Because not even prison stopped Brett Kimberlin’s crimes. While working as a prison clerk, Brett Kimberlin forged his own release order, forging all necessary signatures; he planned to release himself at 12:01 am on Memorial Day weekend. His plan is that no one would attempt to call the warden to confirm the release in the middle of the night on a holiday weekend; to make the process of confirming the strange midnight release, he also took the step of removing contact information from the office’s Rolodex. This scheme was ready to be executed, but for a lucky break for justice: Kimberlin was unexpectedly moved to another prison before Memorial Day, and his forged release form was now useless.

Another job he was assigned to in prison was doing quality control for military equipment. Rather than ensuring that equipment used by the men and women of the armed forces were in proper working order, Brett Kimberlin gave the equipment a positive rating — and then cut the wires himself.

This is not an allegation; this is an amusing anecdote he enjoys bragging about. From Citizen K, page 184, directly quoting Kimberlin from the many conversations the author had with him in preparing the book:

“I’d run the cables through quality control,” [Kimberlin] said. “I’d check them. I’d sign off on them. And then I’d cut some of the damn wires.”

I was very worried about what might happen to me for quoting it.

After all to Brett Kimberlin quoting his attempt at escape might constitute DEFAMATION as he didn’t actually execute this plan.

Kimberlin may consider it HARASSMENT to have my readers in 50 states & 170 countries reminded of his willful destruction of military equipment.

It’s not the first post I’ve written about Brett Kimberlin so this post might be construed as  STALKING.

I’m a known friend of Robert Stacy McCain, attended Blogbash and participated in “Everybody blog about Brett Kimberlin day.  Kimberlin will surely think that was proof of a CONSPIRACY.

While they appear on an A list blog (Ace’s site is in the top 25k worldwide & top 10k nationally) and in a book titled: Citizen K: The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin by Mark Singer available at Amazon here  Kimberlin might consider it an INVASION OF PRIVACY to report on this events long forgotten..

Finally for Kimberlin it goes without saying that any mention of these events, even on my C list site constitutes an INTENTIONAL INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS particularly if these statements are repeated on a Syndicated Radio Talk heard on three AM stations and nationally on FTR Radio.

At least I would be worried about such a thing if I didn’t realize that under that broad definition of DEFAMATION, HARASSMENT, STALKING, CONSPIRACY, INVASION OF PRIVACY AND INTENTIONAL INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS that Mr. Kimberlin would be using to sue, Miley Cyrus would be in court after me in a second.

Followed closely by Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Mitt Romney, Gabriel Gomez, Hillary Clinton, Scott Brown,  Anthony Weiner, Nancy Pelosi, Richard Cohen, Andrew Sullivan, Matt Smith, Steven Moffat, Joe Scarborough and Arther S. Demoulas.

So I think, Mr. Kimberlin’s current suit not withstanding I think we’ll take the risk and hit Publish on this post and hope for the best confident that the hundreds of people who have hit my tip jar this year would help defend if a suit took place against me.

Closing thought:  Am I the only person who read that quote above and thought:  Who the hell decided: “Hey,  you know who would be the most reliable cost-effective choice to inspect the equipment that our volunteer army depends on the carry out their missions?  Members of the prison population!”?   Even the far left foundations that financed Kimberlin over the last few years could argue he was an EX con.  Seriously compared to that decision the Kimberlin lawsuit is almost rational.

I’d be really interested to find out if this type of thing is still going on.

What is Tina Brown’s great skill? I would argue that it is her ability to persuade rich people to lose money.

Robert Stacy McCain Jan 2nd 2013

Remember those days of Yesterday when Tina Brown was going to make Newsweek turn a profitGuess not :

Newsweek appears to be on the block — again.

According to sources who have been briefed, IAC is sending out inquiries to prospective buyers who may be interested in purchasing the 80-year-old title, which ended weekly publication of its domestic edition late last year in favor of an digital-only format. A revamped Newsweek.com launched earlier this month.

What? You mean to say that Newsweek is for sale again? But Tina Brown she was so SMART so POPULAR surely she was going to bring a flood of readers…

According to sources who have been briefed, Newsweek’s 1.5 million subscribers, in the quarter before it ended its print edition, fell to 470,000 in the first quarter of this year, with estimates that it will continue to decline throughout the year.

Or not.

But the investors on the left that bought the property when Newsmax was turned down have no regrets:

“I do not have great expectations,” he said. “I wish I had not bought Newsweek. It was a mistake.”

Ok maybe a FEW regrets.

So now the brand is for sale again, but with 1/3 of the subscription base who would want it?  If Newsweek was worth an order of Fries at Burger King before, it’s likely worth penny candy now.

Well at the risk of tilting at windmills might I make the same point about Newsweek that I made about the Boston Globe:

 

Imagine a culture section where events of a conservative nature were celebrated while liberals pressed to get the press.

Imagine reviews of plays with conservative themes getting web space and print space and liberal themes hoping for a line or two.

Imagine stories in the Sunday section celebrating historic places, people and sites that highlight America’s conservative History or people who are conservative doing great things for the community.

Imagine a whole slew of conservative Journalists cutting their teeth of straight news instead of news with a liberal spin, imagine the farm team it would create.

Imagine an editorial page giving conservative opinion day after day after day.

And imagine a web site ranked in the top 1500 worldwide and top 350 nationally, a web site that local papers around New England draw stories from giving that public conservative thought as background noise in the same way that liberals have done for ages.

For the left Newsweek is just another money hole, for the right it could be entrée into the background noise of culture that we need to fight in.

Let’s see if the left is still willing to pay a fortune to keep a brand name out conservative hands, or if not, lets see what happens to the culture if one of those top rated web sites adds some conservative background noise to the low information conversation.

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Well, yesterday was one of the better Tip Jar days of the last few weeks. We’re still as of this writing $208 shy of my weekly paycheck but were certainly not bleeding readers and Money the way Newsweek is.

If you are Foster Friess or the Koch brothers I’d suggest looking at the price of Newsweek, if you are not, then I’d humbly ask you consider hitting DaTipJar below so I can get the just over 10 $20 hits necessary to give me a full paycheck this week.

(FYI if the Kochs or any other Conservatives with millions to invest WANT to invest at the Tina Brown level over here rather than Newsweek or the LA Times I certainly won’t turn you down nor will I connive to grow rich on throwing your investment away)

The latest in our entry to the field guide to bloggers from CPAC is Jackie Wellfounder’s Raging against the Rhetoric

The full field guide is here.

The latest in our entry to the field guide to bloggers from CPAC is Voice of a Moderate

The full field guide is here.

BTW, on a personal level this young lady paid me a high compliment at CPAC. I won’t quickly forget it.