I made it. I lasted a full year without getting tired of blogging.
One year ago today I tried to leave a comment at the Belmont Club. I had to register with Blogger to leave a comment. In the process of registering, I received a message that told me that I now have my own blog. I thought about it for about 5 seconds and figured I could find something to say once in a while that someone else might read.
As I wrote earlier, I had originally started reading blogs because of Rathergate
Perhaps most importantly, the blogosphere grew by leaps and bounds as a result of that scandal. While I had begun to follow certain blogs as the election campaign wore on last summer, Rathergate was the hook that reeled me in. My own blog began at the end of September, 2004, as I joined in the wave that carries us to the new media future.
While I can take no credit for the blogburst that brought down Rather and CBS, I do claim to be a child of Rathergate. I suspect that all of those political blogs whose archives go back only to September and October, 2004 were similarly Rathergate generated.
A blog can serve as a summary of the history of any period that the blog covers. The past year has been quite "historical".
I immediately identified "Cassandra"
and gave a hint
as to topics I would like to cover in this blog.
I followed up with links to election fraud scandals in Wisconsin
- a recurring theme on this and other blogs over the following weeks. We all have written too little about this subject in the past 10 months.
On September 27th, I wrote of threats to the electoral college
and what those threats meant to the integrity of U.S. elections.
On October 4th, I wrote of Saddam Hussein's WMD's and Al Qaeda connections
On October 5th, I wrote of the Democrats' use of campaign violence
as a tactic. Now would be a good time to deal with this issue instead of waiting until the next election. Updates were provide on October 6th
and October 7th
, with parallels to ancient Rome included.
On October 8th, I commented on the ABC internal memo
that counseled employees not to hold both sides in the election equally accountable.
On October 9th, I linked to a story of Islamic attempts
to get in on the voter fraud racket and Islamic terrorist blueprints
for various schools in the U.S.
On October 11th, I noted election violence in Washington State
On October 12th, I linked to a story describing the Islamic fetish
for beheading videos and the meaning of Kerry's positions on the war in the face of such an enemy.
Also - more Democrat inspired campaign violence, from Alaska to Washington to California
October 13 - 25 Chechen terrorists
may have entered the U.S. through Mexico.
October 14 - "KERRY/EDWARDS ELECTION DIRECTIVE: CHARGE VOTER INTIMIDATION, EVEN IF NONE EXISTS!"
Also - Voter fraud in Colorado and Pennsylvania
- and the failure of government's price control/flu vaccine
And - an Ohio judge allows voters to vote at the wrong polling place
October 16 - more flu vaccine rationing
consequences and violence.
October 17 - voter fraud in Florida
- absentee ballot irregularities.
October 18 - Chinese troops in Haiti
And - the Ohio crack for votes
And - Iraqi WMD's in Syria
October 19, 2004 - more voters than people
October 20 - Ohio vote fraud here
and nationwide vote fraud here
October 23 - More election violence
Plus - election officials register a Somali terrorist
A link to the Stolen Honor
October 25 - The Final Week
- I discuss voter fraud, terrorist attacks and the Democrats' October Surprise.
. The Al Qaqaa phase of the October Surprise.
On October 27, I noted the Pennsylvania Governor's suppression of the military vote
And - ABC
holds back a terror warning.
Election fraud regarding illegal aliens in Wisconsin
and victimization of senior citizens in Pennsylvania
October 28 - a strategy
for combating fraud.
October 29 - A call for election day volunteers
October 30 - Osama and the second half
of the October Surprise.
And - Terrorists Support Kerry
October 30 - John Kerry's letters to Wallace Carter
Also - the final 2 1/2 days
- a simple strategy.
November 1 - election eve
November 2 - voter fraud in Philadelphia
on election day.
November 3 - dodging the bullet
November 4 - Arlen Specter's backstabbing
. More on Specter on November 7
November 9 - the next terror attack - crop dusters and propane cylinders
November 10 - scorecard on Specter
Also - I commented on how to be prepared for last minute false exit polls
On November 11 - I made it onto one of the Commissar's maps
November 12 - Arafat
November 13 - prosecute the fraudulent voters
On November 18, I commented on the Islamicization of Europe
prosecuting fraudulent voters
a North Korean leadership mystery
, and the growing Iranian threat
On November 20, I began the Book-of-the-month recommendation
(later to be called "Classics of Conservatism."
On November 23, I noted Hillary's attempt to triangulate the immigration issue
. I note now that Republicans have done nothing to improve their position on this issue since that time.
On November 24, I commented on increasing Islamic influence
in public schools.
Also - I summarized the case against the U.N.
On November 25, I posted the first of many posts
about the Washington State fraudulent elections. This topic would take up much space for many bloggers over the next few months.
Also, a Democrat congresswoman admits that "the media certainly is not in our hands any longer."
On November 28, I noted a comparison between carousel voting
in the U.S. and the Ukraine.
On December 3, I noted growing opposition to the UN.
On December 5, I commented on the leftists attempts to rig
the blogger awards.
On December 6, I quoted several sources on the Intel bill sham
Also - union opposition
to anti-terror measures for schools.
December 8 - WMD's in Iraq
On December 11, I noted the Netherlands Exodus
On December 14, I finished in 8th place
in the Weblog awards.
On December 17, I noted a connection between the secularization of Christmas
and Islamic terror.
On December 26, I summarized the top election outrages
On January 1, 2005, I tried to note blogosphere trends
for the coming year.
On January 2, I commented on Wizbang's reference to the "Chamberpot defense
." Also - my first use of "MSM/DNC".
On January 7, I commented on some good Rathergate summaries
On January 10, I commented on the CBS "independant" panel report on Rathergate
On January 14, I commented on the election fraud crisis
in this country.
Also - I began the list of MSM lies of 2005
. Work continues on that list.
January 24 - another Washington State election fraud
January 30 - waiting for the MSM spin
on the Iraqi elections.
January 31 - MSM/DNC
- a singular noun. I am gratified to see this term in use somewhat around the blogosphere over the past 8 months.
Also - concrete consequences
February 2 - terrorists kidnap a G.I. Joe doll
. G.I. Joe is rescued by the Ann Coulter doll.
Also - conservative talk radio has a deep bench
February 3 - Social Security "privatization
February 12 - Easongate
February 13 - the blogosphere needs to write more about economics
February 14 - Watergate, Deep Throat and beating the dead horse
February 15 - General Pershing's
solution for terrorism.
February 16 - Ayn Rand, Garet Garrett and Absalom Weaver
February 17 - my first of many posts on Terry Schiavo
March 5 - The first of many quotes of the day
. I have included a new quote every day since then.
March 6 - I quoted Nelson Ascher and the "Berlin Wall's Orphans".
On March 7, I noted AP's Sgrena lie
On March 8, I noted the euphemism "failure to authenticate"
as an MSM/DNC fig leaf for Rathergate.
March 9 - the first of many Axis Sally
posts and comparisons to modern day leftists.
On March 10, I commented on Dan Rather's farewell appearance
, and made the following comment:
LGF's post has encouraged me to create a more comprehensive post that categorizes the MSM/DNC tactics into several genres. I think this will help us understand what we face every day in the MSM/DNC and help further the new media revolution. If Rather's career is to serve any good purpose, it will be as fertilizer with which we can create a deeper understanding of the MSM/DNC machine that he so loyally served for almost five decades.emphasis added
On March 17, I noted the push to adopt the Law of the Sea Treaty
and its dangerous consequences.
On March 28, I noted Roger Ebert's efforts
on behalf of a terrorist.
On April 1, we learned that Chris Matthews has no soul
On April 2, 2005, I posted the categories of MSM/DNC bias
. This post resulted in my first "Instalanche" a day later.
April 6 - I described some of the results
of my "category" post.
April 8 - I noted a Peggy Noonan column summarizing John Paul II's greatest legacy
April 10 - polls are meaningless
April 18 - Time Magazine, Ann Coulter and Robert Ringer
April 19 - I described the MSM/DNC attacks on Pope Benedict XVI
On April 24, I exposed the historical fallacies about Joe McCarthy
On May 2, I wrote one of my favorite posts on the leftist use of the "hagfish
I also (sort of) defended the runaway bride
And also don't forget the North Korean missiles
and who was President when N. Korea acquired the technology.
On May 4, I mentioned the Dishonor Awards and MSM/DNC's home run strategy
On May 7, I noted some movies
related to Islam and history.
On May 12, I commented on the changing language, including use of the term "reinvent
May 15 - the Newsweek - toiletgate
May 20 - Encirclement from without - demoralization from within
On May 23, I commented on the filibuster cave-in
. We don't yet know how much damage that deal will do.
On May 24, I noted John McCain's history
I also wrote about Patty Hearst
and today's left.
On May 25th, I took note of a Debbie Schlussel column detailing Oprah's whitewashing of terrorists
On May 27, I noted that Hillary got away with another campaign finance violation
On May 28, I compared the Star Wars series with our own history
of drifting toward empire.
On May 29, I celebrated France's vote against
the EU constitution.
On May 30, I noted an ironic anniversary involving Joan of Arc
On June 4, I noted the State Department's much ignored "Trafficing in Persons
I also commented on a change in attitude
On June 9, I compared the blogosphere to a historical archeology mission
On June 10, I wrote that we cannot survive
another Clinton Presidency.
On June 11, I began the 90 day Rathergate anniversary countdown
. Over the next three months, I would make the point, in various posts, as to why Rathergate was the defining moment for the modern mass media.
June 12 - Mark Steyn - the Chinese Century
I also commented on Ed Klein's book, the Truth about Hillary
One June 13, I posted the definitive article about the Clinton's China scandal
June 14 - more thoughts
on Ed Klein's book and why we don't need to defend the Clintons.
On June 15, I generated some heavy comments from the ESPN chat rooms as I repeated an e-mail from a WNBA ass't. coach to Debbie Schlussel
On June 23, I tried to make sense out of the Supreme Court's Kelo decision
I also praised Karl Rove for his comments on leftists and 9-11
On June 26, I noted Peggy Noonan's reference to Hillary Clinton's Rosetta Stone
On June 29, I commented on the Chinese military buildup
On July 2, I presented a strategy
for fighting the Supreme Court battle. That strategy applies even more today.
On July 4, I used Justice Janice Rogers Brown for the quote of the day
for the first time.
On July 7th, I discussed the London attacks in terms of the immigration issue
July 11 - the left's Supreme Court strategy
On July 15, we saw a map of Islam in Africa
July 18 - a sad anniversary
Also - bomb the Kaaba stone?
On July 19, I speculated on the possibility of a Clement nomination here
On July 20, I began to worry
about Judge Roberts after previously expressing contentment
On July 21, I wrote about moderate Muslims and Mecca
On July 25, I noted Rick Santorum's new book
On August 3, I noted an article that commented on the true meaning of Islam
On August 6, I discussed the Hiroshima anniversary in a post that listed my other WWII anniversary posts
On August 7, I noted the anniversary of the 1998 embassy bombings
On August 10, I took note of Democrat/election type math
used to compute payments for hurricane victim funerals.
On August 13, I placed Jamie Gorelick's memo in the proper context
On August 14, I wrote of my own roots
with the blogosphere.
Also, I discussed the Gaza pullout in light of a 45 year old passage
from the cold war.
I also commented on Able Danger
August 16 - Open. War.
August 17 - The Chinese aircraft carrier Varyag
August 22 - USS Iowa shunned by San Francisco
On August 30, I wrote of the freezing of Palestinian assets
in the U.S.
- and looting.
September 1 - I wrote on looting and its significance in the context of the welfare state
And I welcomed Sue Bob
as my first ever guest blogger.
On September 3, Sue Bob wrote of Air America's encouragement to looters
. [The New Orleans looters, not the thieves who robbed the orphans and diverted the funds to Air America.]
On September 6, Sue Bob commented on history and the need for context
On September 8, I commented on Rathergate's anniversary
I also linked to each of the Rathergate anniversary posts
from the previous 90 days.
On September 11, I commented on the Islamist slanted memorial
that was planned for the flight 93 heroes.
On September 18, I quoted from Thomas Sowell's thoughts
on the Bork confirmation process in 1987.
I also recalled Bill Clinton's FEMA failure
September 24 - Price controls cause shortages
And - the future of New Orleans
The past year has undoubtedly been good for the blogosphere. We should remember what we are capable of when we face the challenges of the future.
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