Have you heard of Find the Best? It is a website and they offer ways to search for information that is more holistic than a search engine. They recently put up a page about a blog written by some Sailor in the brig. (Hmmm, this may be in poor taste considering what post is below. I take that back) They put up a page about us. And by us, I mean you ‘n me.
I really must thank John Hawkins and Right Wing News for choosing the ol’ blog as #33 on his list of the 60 Best Conservative Blogs For 2012 (6th Annual.) John writes for PJ Media and Townhall, as well as blogging at the above site. Thanks also to y’all for reading and for commenting. It makes this all the more interesting. The full list:
60) The Mental Recession (No link because I am getting a virus warning when I go there today)
58) Jihad Watch
57) This Ain’t Hell
56) Hugh Hewitt
55) Patterico’s Pontifications
54) Moe Lane
53) Counter Cultured
51) Maggie’s Farm
50) Gay Patriot
49) Creative Minority Report
47) Five Feet of Fury
46) American Glob
44) Fire Andrea Mitchell
43) The Jawa Report
42) Nice Deb
41) Protein Wisdom
40) The Foundry
38) American Power
37) Tim Blair
36) The People’s Cube
35) I Own The World
34) the Hyacinth Girl
33) The Mellow Jihadi
31) Power Line
30) The Other McCain
29) The Lonely Conservative
28) Pat Dollard
27) Jammie Wearing Fool
26) Riehl World View
25) Bookworm Room
24) Dr. Helen
23) Weasel Zippers
22) Andrew Malcolm
21) The Right Scoop
19) Vox Popoli
18) Atlas Shrugs
16) Rachel Lucas
15) Legal Insurrection
13) The Corner
12) Michelle Malkin
11) Liberal Logic 101
9) Naked DC
8) The Campaign Spot
5) Ace Of Spades HQ
3) Gateway Pundit
1) Hot Air
John McAfee is an anti-virus software king. (McAfee is his namesake product.) And his buddy Chad Essley recently said the blog, entitled “Hinterland,” is actually John McAfee’s own personal blog. Mr. McAfee is wanted in connection with a murder in remote Belize, so perhaps the blog is a good read. I am not going to link to it, but google is your friend. And I’ll bet you can find it if you try. . .
Very very infrequently, the blogposts around here get silly. Laugh all you want, but this ridiculous post drew over 100 hits the last two days. . .
A well-known blogger’s decided to upgrade his cyber-security. With that in mind, he chose the password nudepicsofHelenThomas. I think he’ll be fine.
These are the sort of posts that no blogger wants to write. Frequent commenter and blogger Harry (also known as ExAFCrewDog) passed away recently. I’ve been emailing him for months, giving him tips on blogging for his new blog. I’m no expert, but there are certain things I’ve learned that seem to attract readers and I sent them Harry’s way. He called me a “maniac” for setting him up on a link or two and I always smiled at his comments.
Harry was born on January 25, 1938 to Harry and Ouida Hamberlin Leem in Memphis, Tennessee. He attended Messick High School in Memphis, and was in Navy ROTC program. In 1956, at the age of 18, he joined the Air Force, and thereafter served in the Tennessee Air National Guard.
He married Shirley Houtz of Marysville, Kansas on June 7, 1958 in Topeka. The couple celebrated 54 years of marriage together.
Harry was employed by the Revlon Corporation prior to opening his own business, Printing Etc., in Seneca. He served as Executive Director of the Seneca Chamber of Commerce for six years.
He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed playing golf at Spring Creek Golf Course in Seneca. The pursuit of knowledge was Harry’s primary goal in life.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife Shirley of the home; his children, Kent Leem of Houston, Texas, Kelly and husband Jerry Siler of Sugar Land, Texas and Kristine and husband Richard Sarsons of Alberta, Canada; a brother George Leem of Memphis, Tennessee; and three grandchildren.
Funeral service for Harry will be 2 PM Wednesday, October 31, at Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca. Full military honors will be provided by the Seneca Memorial Post #7458 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Earl W. Taylor Post #21.
Memorials may be given in Harry’s memory for the Seneca American Legion.
God bless you Harry. Travel well, my friend. . .
I just posted last week about the spam I received from an UGGs retailer. I got some more, this time from a silver
bouillon bullion (the metal, not the soup) website:
sent for the police—they came—I went with them, to trace the footsteps—we traced them across the fields, all the way to Mrs. Bray’s—it took us three hours—the ground was moist—I noticed the impressions the prisoners’ feet made, and measured them with the other impressions, they corresponded exactly—we found a third basket, with butter in it, covered with leaves, in Mr. Meeking’s thicket, at Hillingdon, about three-quarters of a mile from where we stopped them.
Wow, that is the most literary piece of spam I’ve received. I don’t normally read them, yesterday must’ve been my lucky day. It was all Christoper Columbus’ doing. . .
Ah trolls, they lurk and imagine I will post their diatribes freely. I do post ‘em, but keep ‘em on a tight rope. This is Walter’s 1.3 yuan (roughly $.02), responding to this post:
Green-eyed already? Speaks tons about your sense of security, or lack of. First of all, there wasn’t any “fanfare”, China kept a low profile. Secondly, Liaoning isn’t exactly a “catchy name”, just the name of a province in China. Not being a democracy means their military doesn’t engage in vulgar displays to justify military crap. China does everything by the book. The Lioaning isn’t meant to be a working aircraft carrier, just a proof of concept — to have a taste in operating such vessels. They can’t learn it anywhere and no one will teach them — certainly not from the declining superpower that is jealous of its rise. They follow that pragmatic method of learning-by-doing with unambitious steps in their first a-bomb, h-bomb, nuclear-powered subs. Where were you then? Giggling I suppose.
Walter, Walter, Walter. I am giggling, at your response. My post was tongue-in-cheek; of course the Lioaning is not a catchy name. As for the PRC learning-by-doing, perhaps learning-by-stealing is the more apt phrase. And since your IP address resolves to Taiwan, I am surprised you are so supportive of your northern pals. (Note: please pronounce pals with a sardonic twist. I would not want to be misconstrued.)
Blogs. They are to diplomacy what the repeating rifle was to war. Speaking of China, did you know that 2 American middies were on the Zhenghe for 2 weeks this summer?
I love negative spam comments. One such message, from an UGG Boot retailer, really reams me: certainly like your web-site however you need to take a look at the spelling on quite a few of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling problems and I find it very troublesome to tell the truth then again I’ll definitely come again again. Ha ha!
Note to all those searching for a celebrity, by typing her name and a phone number (I can probably assume is hers by the area code) into google: this is not smart. You are sharing her personal info with whoever runs the blog. Site software lists search information that visitors type in to find a blog. And by coming over here, I assure you, you did not find her phone number, did you?
Even when sami qasem included his phone number when commenting on Gigi Chao, I “sanitized” it. I do not post phone numbers on this site. (If you have not wandered over to the above link recently, we have more suitable suitors for the lovely Ms. Chao.)
In a related note, if you happen to know someone in the CIA, it is not wise to search for them on google by typing CIA and THEIR NAME. That particular handle you typed in after CIA is not a name from literature. Be smart. Please.
I get a fair amount of blog email. A lot of it, I ignore. I read the stuff from readers and other bloggers, but I get random requests. A mattress warehouse once wanted me to post a link to their page regarding which politician would help folks get a better night of sleep. And I got this email from a Pakistani blogger. It is real, I checked out the site:
Hello Dear and Respected,
I hope you are fine and carrying on the great work you have been doing at your blog. I am Amna Gilani from The Pakistani Spectator (TPS), We at TPS throw a candid look on everything happening in and for Pakistan in the world. We are trying to contribute our humble share in the webosphere. Our aim is to foster peace, progress and harmony with passion. We would like to interview you for our website to facilitate the bloggers and other aspirants for blogging. Please send us your approval for your interview in your reply to this email, so that I could send you the Interview questions. We would be extremely honored.
best regards. Amna Gilani Media Manager TPS, pkhop
I am probably not going to answer it. I got better stuff to do. Like post on pre-games and romance novels. . .
Sard, who blogs over at the Right Planet, could use some folks to rally him. Please visit if you are so moved. He is a great supporter of the troops. . .
Somehow, I have stumbled to 2000 posts. If you immediately shut your computer down and never, ever, again come to this site (that means all of you), I may stop blogging. In a couple of months. But you’all show up. So I keep on, blogging on, ’til the break of dawn. (Hmm, I stole that break’o'dawn hook from an R&B slow-jam. One of those dim-the-lights, break out the Barry White lines. It does not quite work. But I am a blogger with 2000 posts under my greedy belt. It will work if I say it works!)