I have moved this blog and my new one over to a new server.
I won’t get into why, but it was time. Hopefully, this blog works well on this server.
I have moved this blog and my new one over to a new server.
I won’t get into why, but it was time. Hopefully, this blog works well on this server.
It’s 4:06 a.m. and I was trying to write a post on my new blog and I was searching for something on here and I happened to realize something.
I did not have my permalinks set up properly here. Oops!
Needless to say, that is fixed.
I also turn on a search box to make finding older stuff here easier.
Again, my apologies for not having things set up here right.
I won’t bore you with details. I am just not in a good way right now money-wise.
I’m not going to end up in the street, I am just not working and money is at an all time low. I do not have Google AdSense anymore, they yanked my account for an unknown reason.
So, I’m asking for help.
As another well-known blogger would put it, hit the freakin’ tip jar!
If you want this to be a regular thing:
Again, I hate asking. But, reality is reality; and I just do not have any job prospects lined up. The Business? Heh. that’s a joke anymore. I did have a job prospect, but that all fell through. Nothing I did on my part, just did not work out at all.
Oh, by the way; on Thursday, June 28′th — I will be 40 years old. 40 years old, no job, broke and living with my parents. You have any idea what that does to man? You could never even begin to imagine.
Also too, if you do not like or do not trust PayPal; I can give you my home address. It is out there, if you are good with Google. But, if not and you want to help out, without using PayPal, let me know.
Thanks for your loyal readership for the 8 years that I ran this blog.
I thought as a fitting “Last Song” for this blog. I would post this video here, by old blue eyes himself. This is from 1974:
This really is my theme song, especially for this blog. I did this all — my way.
Again, please, join me over at Thoughts and Rantings; my post Iraq War blog.
Thanks for your many years of readership and support here.
Please note: I have changed this postings title to what I originally wanted to call it.
My friends, this posting was originally post at a Blog called Alexandria. It was basically the posting that never made it here.
Here is the “final posting” for Political Byline.
(To truly understand why I posted the video above, you have to read this here.)
and read this here.
The hardest thing to do is to quit and say goodbye.
Yesterday October 31, 2011 at around 8:00 in the evening after getting a warning from the hosting service that somehow my blog causing “instability” on the server, I decided to no longer put off doing what I have should have done a long while back. I did a backup of my configuration of my entire blog, including the SQL Database and downloaded it to my computer. I then uninstalled the WordPress installation. It is now officially over, after six long years; first as a left of center and then more as a right of center — I now no longer have a blog.
I am proud of what I did, what I was able to accomplish, what I stood for, and what I fought like bloody hell against. The thing that really irks me the most; is that I was never able to post that last blog posting thanking everyone who stopped by, even if it was to mock or deride me. It was as if the curtain was yanked down in front of me, all because some system administration decided that my blog was in the way. However, I am not bitter about it. Shared hosting has its difficulties and that is one of them. I never was able to afford dedicated hosting, as I was not making that much on the blog. I never really intended it to be a business venture, just a place to vent.
….and vent I did for six long years.
For those of you who did come and read and even do the bold thing and actually comment — I thank you. You made the blogging experience more fun, at least for me; writing is great, but talking to people is even more fun. You did that, and I thank you.
I think one of my biggest mistakes was I actually was crafty enough to anger everyone. One of the bad parts of being a non-conformist such as I; is that when you anger everyone, they stop coming around. Which is what happened to my site, I was branded as something that I was not, by many people. I did not kiss up to the protected minorities enough. I did not kiss up to the isolationists enough; I did not kiss up to the warmongers enough. I was not nearly a partisan enough. None of that, put together, is conducive to a successful blog.
Well, I plan to disappear back into the world of just being another person. I plan to take a break from writing for a little while. Oh, I might put the occasional article, but nothing like I was on a daily basis. I am also going to try to find some gainful employment. I might also work on losing some excess weight. I had started on excising; riding a stationary bike. I also plan to focus on doing the daily Christian reading of the Bible as well. I am a Christian first, a Baptist second and the writer is somewhere down near the bottom
Update – December 31, 2011: How ironic is it, that three months after that was all written that I finally am able to get this blog back up and running. Either way, it has been a fun five years; it has not always been blast, as there were times when I wanted to stop altogether and just walk away.
Now about where does say that I am quitting and when I originally wrote that; I was going to quit. But, after some badgering from my Mother, who is my biggest fan and from some people who did not want to see me quit. I decided to fire up a new blog over on Blogspot. I stayed there and finally, I was able to start a new blog, and also a small business. Hopefully, I can make something of it! If you are a blogger or know someone who runs a small or medium sized blog, send them my way; and I will work very hard to make them happy!
So, from the house of Charles Patrick Adkins and Family — A Very Happy New Year!
See you over at Thoughts and Rantings!
Most blogs are doing their of years stats. Because I am basically putting this blog in inactive status, I thought I would do some “end of blog” stats for you.
Here are the most read postings on this blog since it’s inception on December 30, 2007.
It was not the best of blogs, but it was not, by a long shot, the worst of them.
It has been a long time, has it not?
Finally after being down for a very long time. I finally got this thing back up!
Only to tell you; I am moving on. Well, sort of.
Sometime tomorrow. I will be moving this blog here, to its own domain.
Political Byline served it’s purpose and became something much more than it was ever intended to be. On October 31, 2011 Site5.com decided to be jerks and force me to shut down. So, it took it down, and thanked my friend Ryan for the hosting — and made a backup and took the site down.
I finally got some investment capital and now, I’m gonna try my hand at a hosting company. More on that one later.
So, strictly for archive purposes this monster is back up.
Stay tuned for more, but for now, it’s 11;17p.m. and waaaay past my bedtime……
I will post something a bit more final tomorrow, I promise.
I really hate to write stuff like this, because I happen to enjoy WorldNetDaily. I enjoy WorldNetDaily, because there are times, when WorldNetDaily reports things that are not carried by other Conservative and mainstream media outlets. Although, I will admit, I am not that big of a fan of Joseph Farah, as he does still beat that drum of the Obama birth certificate. Furthermore, I have had correspondence with Mr. Farah and felt his attitude displayed in his e-mail to me, to be quite unbecoming of someone who is a born-again Christian and someone who is a reader and student of the Holy Scriptures.
To think, a few years ago, people were wanting to drink his bathwater on the right, at one time.
If I were Rick Perry and I saw this; I’d sue Johnson for everything I could get out of him for this sort of a libel.
Believe or not; I think that this happens to be a very good idea.
MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — The Obama administration plans to bolster the American military presence in the Persian Gulf after it withdraws the remaining troops from Iraq this year, according to officials and diplomats. That repositioning could include new combat forces in Kuwait able to respond to a collapse of security in Iraq or a military confrontation with Iran.
The plans, under discussion for months, gained new urgency after President Obama’s announcement this month that the last American soldiers would be brought home from Iraq by the end of December. Ending the eight-year war was a central pledge of his presidential campaign, but American military officers and diplomats, as well as officials of several countries in the region, worry that the withdrawal could leave instability or worse in its wake.
After unsuccessfully pressing both the Obama administration and the Iraqi government to permit as many as 20,000 American troops to remain in Iraq beyond 2011, the Pentagon is now drawing up an alternative.
In addition to negotiations over maintaining a ground combat presence in Kuwait, the United States is considering sending more naval warships through international waters in the region.
With an eye on the threat of a belligerent Iran, the administration is also seeking to expand military ties with the six nations in the Gulf Cooperation Council — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. While the United States has close bilateral military relationships with each, the administration and the military are trying to foster a new “security architecture” for the Persian Gulf that would integrate air and naval patrols and missile defense.
The size of the standby American combat force to be based in Kuwait remains the subject of negotiations, with an answer expected in coming days. Officers at the Central Command headquarters here declined to discuss specifics of the proposals, but it was clear that successful deployment plans from past decades could be incorporated into plans for a post-Iraq footprint in the region.
In short, this will keep the Saudis happy and Iran at bay. Which will keep gas prices down and oil flowing out of that region. Obama might be a green energy guy and all, but he is no fool. He knows how far off all that technology is, so he’s covering his bases here.
Some on the right might rattle their chains about this one; I will not. I know what he is doing here, and it’s a very smart move. I commend him for it.
In a bit of a little follow up to my previous on Herman Cain.
I find it quite ironic that AllahPundit over HotAir would gripe about a leftist showing her true colors and making racist statements about Herman Cain. When his own Co-Worker Tina does the same thing, only in a more nuanced fashion.
But, then again, when AllahPundit posts Videos designed to make Herman Cain look like a buffoon, I guess one can only expect so much. I really thought AP was better than that, I guess I assumed wrong.
Sad state that blogging has become anymore; why I sometimes think about quitting blogging for good.
Once again, I feel the need to point out that members of the Tea Party never did anything like this.
Occupy Madison has temporarily been denied an extension in their protesting permit because members of the movement violated “public health and safety conditions.” The group also did not properly fill out the form.
City officials cited several specific reasons for their decision. The most notable was repeated complains from a nearby hotel, which stated that protesters were “publicly masturbating” in full view of passersby.
The city also cited health violations because the group had “no restrooms,” implying that the protesters may have been defecating in public as well.
Others: Weasel Zippers
Despite what people like this lily-white Catholic woman here say; — who seems to suffer from some sort of Trent Lott syndrome or maybe it is the fact that she really needs to go have a baby or something. It can only help her, then perhaps she will stop posting dopey stories about baby pictures — and tormenting Conservative black men who run for President — Herman Cain can win this election, if racist remnants of the Trent Lott era of the Republican, like the woman linked above, would just leave him alone. It does seem to be their M.O. as of late; discredit the token Negro, so that they can protect the ivory-white tower of Republicanism that they have been occupying for so very long.
My question is this, to all two of you, that might actually read this posting; if the Republican Party is truly the Party of Lincoln; is it not time that we, as white Conservatives, have stopped trying to prevent blacks, who might actually be able to represent that Party the way it is supposed to be represented — from actually running for office and winning? Case in point: Allen Keyes.
Having said that, here is nice video made by a new group called Americans for Herman Cain:
Therefore, please, Republicans, do the right thing here, support a man, who loves his Country and wants to make it a better place for you and me — and our Children and their Children. Donate to Herman Cain.
Corrected some grammar errors in the original posting — what I get for typing so fast.
You remember the posting that I wrote about the man who was hurt at the Oakland protest? Well, it turns out, that he is a leftist and Military hater, he also happens to be a rabid antisemitic twit; sort of like Tom Boggioni. Tom Boggioni is the idiot leftist blogger, who writes under the pen name of TBogg.
By the way, Tom Boggioni lives in San Diego, California, and he also has a facebook page.
I also noticed this:
Wonder if that is his wife?
Anyhow, the reason I write this is because Tom belched forth some rather nasty stuff on his blog about Israel and about Jews; in reaction to the fact that some of us on the right brought up the fact that this guy was a leftist and a Military hater.
Check out what he said in response to what Jim Hoft wrote about the guy:
About this little display of AntiSemitism, Tom writes:
So, with that apostasy, and for those of you keeping score at home…. Scott Olsen Is A Communist Who Hates Our Way Of Life + Hitler.
So, in Tom’s rather peanut sized brain, hating Jews and Israel is perfectly fine; as long you adhere to the political philosophy of the left in this Country. This is the true face of the left; racism, antisemitism and class warfare —- remember this come 2012.
I happened to be looking at the back end of my blog just now and you would never guess what I found in the logs.
Check out what someone was looking for:
(click to make it bigger!)
I mean, I know times are tough and all; but dang.
I admit it, I have been harsh on this President from the start and I take pride in knowing that I have defended the 1% in this Country; which truth be told, is a bigger percentage. One of the many reasons I have been hard on this President is this right here, as told in a story by the politico about Bill Daley, who seems to have a few problems:
So do you think, I ask, that President Obama would be satisfied saying, “We did a good job, we did good stuff,” and if he’s a one-term president, “That’s the verdict of history”?
“Nope, no, absolutely not!” Daley begins, shaking his head and then growing more outraged at the thought of a single term entering the president’s mind. “I think he’d be angry! Pissed! Unhappy! Frustrated! No, if somebody said yes to that, that would be crazy.”
But the polls stink.
“Considering the debacle that he came in with, the tough choices he’s made and how there have been few, if any breaks, he says it himself all the time,” Daley says. “He doesn’t know why he’s as high as 44 percent.”
That is supposed to be a laugh line, but, indeed, the RealClearPolitics average of leading polls currently has Obama at 44.0 percent approval and 50.7 percent disapproval.
That is due to many factors, Daley says, and he starts reeling them off: trying to stimulate the economy; trying to save the auto industry; trying to increase the debt ceiling; passing health care legislation; fighting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; and dealing with Syria, North Korea, Egypt and Iran. To name a few.
“It’s been a brutal three years,” he says. “It’s been a very, very difficult three years, an incredible three years. And we are doing all this under the overhang of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. F—k! It wasn’t like all this was happening in good times.”
Firstly, for a man who is serving in a public office, this man sure does have a very potty mouth. I mean, I know I have done the same thing here in the past and believe when I tell you, I regret that highly. However, it is one thing to be a lowly blogger as myself, but it is another to be one of the officers of the highest public office in the land and be using such vulgarity as this. It is unbecoming of the office and if I were the President, I would ask this man to resign and hire someone with a bit more respect for the office in which he serves.
Secondly and much more importantly, the man simply does not grasp the idea that the President’s economic policies have simply failed. The President’s energy polices have failed, the President’s leadership ability is that of a freshmen in college; the man simply cannot lead. Not to mention the Grand Canyon worth of political scandals that seems to be oozing from every corner of that White House. You would think that someone as intelligent as someone who is an advisor to the President would know this. Which leads me to my next question; have we set the bar this low in politics now? That someone who this close to the President of the United States is this inherently ignorant that he is so oblivious to the absolute failures of this administration?
If this is the case, I fear for the future of our Country.
Turns out he’s quite the leftist and Military hater:
Scott Olsen is the Marine Corps veteran critically injured at Occupy Oakland Tuesday night, during a confrontation between the protesters and the police. The latest news is good: his condition has been upgraded from critical to fair and he is apparently conscious and able to respond to doctors and family members. I sincerely wish him a full recovery, and I also hope that a proper investigation is conducted to determine whether police misconduct is responsible for his injuries.
But I ran across something this evening that may add a new dimension to this story. It has been widely reported that Olsen is a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War. But apparently his opposition to the U.S. military and the Marine Corps in which he served runs a little deeper.
The site is no longer live, but Olsen was the founder of IHateTheMarineCorps.com, a private user forum apparently dedicated to bashing the Marine Corps.
Go read the rest of that, it is quite interesting.
Ron Paul knew it, I knew it, and every Conservative and Libertarian Blogger knew it.
The U.S. dollar’s thrashing on Thursday after a last-minute European deal to contain the debt crisis may have sealed the currency’s fate.
And it is all downhill from here.
The European agreement, which involves a 50 percent write-down of Greek debt and boosting the euro zone’s bailout fund to as much as 1 trillion euros, has averted a collapse in Europe and spurred a rush to risky currencies and assets once again at the expense of the dollar.
Add in to the mix: a suddenly revitalized U.S. economy that a few weeks ago was teetering on the verge of recession and had fueled speculation about another round of quantitative easing. Almost overnight it leaves a whole new global outlook that appears a little more encouraging.
This is what happens when the Federal Reserve prints money for Countries to bail out their debt crises. Ron Paul has said this for years and he is right —- about that anyway. This in turn devalues our currency and causes the prices of everything to go up. This also causes everyone to run to go Gold, which drives the prices through the roof, causing a bubble. The problem is, when the inflation goes back down, and Gold collapses, people lose money — unless of course, they have other investments to transfer that wealthy into, so they do not lose their money. If we could at least get control of the fed, this sort of stuff would not happen.
Another thing too, this right here ought to be the prime example of why Keynesian Economics does not work at all. Taxing and spending a way out of recession is just not the way to do it. Printing money out of thin air does not solve the problem; it only makes that problem worse. It does that by devaluing the currency that is being mass printed. I know, I am repeating myself; this is why I do not talk about the sort of stuff often, which is because I detest repeating myself repeatedly. I figure my little blog is not going to stop the world from plunging into madness, so why bother.
This comes via the Lady herself:
For those of you who do not like the idea of posting what Pamela has to say; I have two things to say —- first, as Herman Cain would say, “I does not care.” Also, I would say to those who would have a problem with me posting this video, I would politely ask you to go see Helen Waite and ask for directions.
God Bless America.
This one really makes me want to vomit, badly.
Now this is funny…: