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By NB Staff | June 30, 2012 | 10:45
You know the drill. So drill baby drill!
Submitted by CobraMan on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 11:09am.
Hay, NewsBusters, speaking of drilling, you should drill the trackbacks into extinction! Most people, outside the site owners themselves, don;t care who's tracking NB articles. What's next, posting the hit counts of each page?
The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.
The US Constitution
Unless you're a fetus.
The US Supreme Court
Or Anwar al-Awlaki.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 11:22am.
Lately the Spammers on my blog are not leaving comments, rather they're leaving trackbacks in the comments. Of course, I delete them all, but it is bloody annoying. Of late, there isn't even a common theme that I can use to filter them with.....like "handbags".
I loathe spammers....and I'm sure we'll be inundated on the Disqus comments shortly, too.
Handy Reference Guide to Obama's Gaffes and Goofs ~ Currently Numbering 200 (and Counting)
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 12:04pm.
...."is somewhat delusional" ~ Allen West
Romney is a fool if he isn't considering Allen West for VP. He tells the unvarnished truth.
Submitted by upcountrywater on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 12:31pm.
An added plus it that a tax can be collected right now, screw delivery.
As present trends continue the product can be canceled, however the tax stays in place.
Allen West is the Right Man For the Job....Articulate, baby...
You Didn't Build That.
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 12:39pm.
“The federal government can say, based upon their own ideological agenda of healthcare, that the American individual citizen must purchase a private sector commodity, and if they don’t they will be taxed.
“If I were to go out and say that every person in the United States of America needs to go out and buy a 9 millimeter Glock or else they will be taxed, I wonder how people such as Nancy Pelosi on the other side of the aisle would react to that.”
Submitted by Wrathful Brunette on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 12:45pm.
But so lightweight the recoil is a b!tch. I'd prefer a mandate for a Kimber .45; put in a word to him, wouldja?
Submitted by Blonde on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 12:49pm.
I'll be sure to tell him whose request it is, too. I think he'd like you, a lot.
Submitted by Wrathful Brunette on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 1:58pm.
We need to invite him to the barbecue. That is one politician I'd be honored to shake hands with.
Submitted by Scuba Dude on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 2:13pm.
Hey!! Don't forget to invite me to that BBQ!!!! I would love to meet a future President of the United States!!
Submitted by Boudin on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 10:05am.
Submitted by killa37 on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 12:42pm.
I'll serve the coffee - and I'm a WHITE guy!!!
Submitted by upcountrywater on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 2:16pm.
Yea the NB clock is ticking to year 7....
Oldest survivor here is at 6 years 51 weeks
Reunion sounds good.
Submitted by Jimbo on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 3:38pm.
I think we are far more likely to see a tax per gun we chose not to turn in during the upcoming "Peosi - National Make our Country Safe Program" .
Submitted by motherbelt on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 1:58pm.
Someone did a whole column on that the other day, at townhall.com if I'm not mistaken.
If I can find it I'll post the link.
Submitted by motherbelt on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 2:10pm.
It was at Hot Air
A Modest Proposal
We need to act now. Too many poor and working-class families face injury and death from lack of self-protection in areas of high rates of violent crime, so if you oppose this, you must hate the poor and hope they die.
Submitted by upcountrywater on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 12:06pm.
Screw quality of the individual posts...
Heaven forbid that a lowly NB poster, posts a better post than the article, they replied to.
The team work of NB posters, on many subjects, will go POOF.
Better grab, and save all the stuff on our accounts....
Submitted by upcountrywater on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 12:40pm.
Found in the Recent comment area, It opens in a new window...
: Wack a mole, Disqus style!
Scroll wheel away your life....
Submitted by CobraMan on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 1:51pm.
That's the first time I've ever been reposted. I'm thumbody now!
By the way, have you noticed that the trackbacks are screwing up the "recent comment" links and the posted links? That's staring to get very annoying!
Submitted by upcountrywater on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 5:11pm.
I keep... *n ... on my "find" bar... Arg..That find issue will soon go POOF...
Submitted by Grumpy in Arizona on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 1:52pm.
This new format with Discus is horrible.
Obama says: "We have to transform the country to save it."
Pelosi says: "We have to pass the bill in order for you to find out whats in it."
Roberts says: "We have to misinterpret the Constitution in order to save it."
NB says: "We have to become like every other web-site in order to be unique."
I think about it (and may change my mind) ... but right now, it looks like I'll be leaving NB. Thanks to all for the good run.
- Grump :o(
Submitted by motherbelt on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 2:13pm.
I agree, Grumpy; I hate it!
The threads are filled with blurbs from people from Twitter etc. that I have never heard of.
I feel like we have lost our "community."
I don't know how long I'll be around when the change is complete.
Submitted by CobraMan on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 2:17pm.
NB should put the tracking info at the bottom of the page, the VERY bottom of the page. That way we don't have to scroll so much to read the non-disqus comments, let alone post one of our own.
Submitted by GG_NB on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 4:42pm.
Okay, what am I missing? So far, I see nothing different going on at NB. I'm on an iPAD, but I wouldn't think that would make a difference. But sounds like you guys are seeing/experiencing stuff that is a pain. ?
"If not us, who? If not now, when?"
Submitted by Radical1979 on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 4:46pm.
Weird, I was on my iPad and it all looked the same. Fired up the laptop and there are tons of Disqus comments at the top of the page. And a lot of them seem to be just a repeat of a Tweet put on Twitter by NB.
Submitted by killa37 on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 4:57pm.
TROOF..............and you KNOW I'm not tweetin' , twitterin', twattin', or anything else like that!!! I think my days are numbered.
Submitted by GG_NB on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 7:52pm.
Well, that's just really confusing. I was afraid I wasn't going to understand how this all would eventually go, so I guess I haven't surprised myself much! I guess I'll see what happens next...oh bother.
Sorry for those who are already having problems with this.
Submitted by cajun2 on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 8:04pm.
Yes, this transition is confusing. I can see what looks like regular old NB comments. But first I see these weird twitter posts that make no sense to me. The disqus comments are difficult to follow since it does not seem allow the old NB conversations and debate method of communicating. However long we are allowed this old way of posting is where I wll be hanging out.
It is difficult reading all the comments from old time regulars who may be leaving NB because of the changes. Cajun will be lonesome and se boude' ( pouting)
Submitted by GG_NB on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 8:13pm.
I'm going to stay in denial as long as possible. If I just use my iPAD, nothing will change. LOL.
Submitted by killa37 on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 11:27pm.
You're gonna pout, Ms. Caj??? After that beatin' and woodsheddin' (Obamaspeak) that you gave me the other night??? I'M the one who should be poutin'!!! But I said, on another thread somewhere, that I think this format actually discourages coherent conversation, back-and-forth interplay, normal, traditional communication, and mental, verbal, written, and other types of intercourse!!! Hahahahahahaa!!!
Yeah, as long as I can fight my way through the Disqusting section, and well as the tweety-bird twittering, and finally get to where people actually TALK to each other, I'll still be here. Otherwise, aloha oe.............and believe me, I don't want to go!!!
Submitted by Chaitealover on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 8:20pm.
but if and when I leave, it'll more likely be because there's too many posts about "celebrity" stupidity [Maher, especially]. Why do you give him all this free publicity? It only serves to encourage him.
5 years, 33 weeks
Submitted by upcountrywater on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 1:53pm.
Submitted by CobraMan on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 2:07pm.
Matt's been here since the beginning. How is that scary? You've been here almost as long as he has: 5 years, 45 weeks. I also noticed that you have 53 pages of posts in your tracking section. At 25 posts per page, that's over 1300 posts.
Submitted by upcountrywater on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 2:20pm.
There is an electric bill that keeps the NB servers warm. Off loading all that to DISQUS is a big savings in labor as well.
Submitted by CobraMan on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 2:37pm.
Switching to disqus is the plan, as was announced several months ago. Is it a good plan? Probably not. It does free NB of having to police the threads. Disqus does that for them. Unfortunately, it also adds several more scripts to the site, (NoScript is reporting 9 of them on this page alone) and a few new trackers as well, as is reported by Ghostery. Sometimes it seems as if NB is trying to track me more than Homeland Security could ever hope to accomplish. :-)
At least they're not running MRC Radio broadcasts in the background any more. That got really annoying! If I remember correctly, that "experiment" lasted about three days.
Submitted by upcountrywater on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 3:41pm.
Funny you mention Homeland Security...
There may be pressure to switch to DISQUS, the way 501(c)(3), events killed free speech in Churches, la de da irs seizure threats..
Makes the net wide open to a Selective internet kill switch. Oh good I can still pay taxes on line, however, I'm soo bummed that I can't post anywhere. Well what do you know....DISQUS is still off-line...
The NB post Format Matthew Sheffield set up here , is well in a nut shell not very green. However it's a unique format, it may be missed by the feds that are at the panel box, right now itching to flip some breakers. Brutal internet, economy of services. If you are not now a member of the DISQUS, You will be ..heh heh...
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 2:08pm.
Vote for the American in November
Submitted by CobraMan on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 2:19pm.
Now that's funny!
Submitted by Boudin on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 4:53pm.
Because it's always worth exactly the same!
Submitted by Dan The Man 2 on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 4:20am.
Wouldn't want my but anywhere near his mug.
Submitted by conservativebc on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 3:53pm.
This Is What A Conservative Sounds Like...
If you are like Erick Erickson, talking about how Roberts made the right decision, I challenge you to listen someone who knows the constitution.
Submitted by Mary Louise Turner on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 8:48pm.
Here's some bad news for you folks tonight. In spite of bad unemployment numbers, young people still support Ears by - get this - a 52% to 27% margin, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. The stupid poll probably over-sampled Democrats and Beltway residents, as usual, but it is still scary. Can young people (or sheeple) be that stupid???
Submitted by Dave. on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 9:18pm.
After ten decades of government "education," I'd have to say most definitely.
Submitted by CobraMan on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 9:50pm.
In honor of Eric Holder's recent refusal to testify and Obama's claim of Executive Privilege, I have written a new theme song for the DOJ:
Mexican Drug Cartel, by Wall of Hoodoo
I have a rifle on my shoulder
courtesy of Eric Holder.
I took a file, erased the number
in case the federales blunder.
I needn't bother to erase it
the DOJ don't ever trace it
I'm in a Mexican Drug Cartel. In a Mexican, woah-oh, Drug Cartel.
I sneak on in and join the nation
and contribute to U.S. inflation
I have been promised, I'll be protected
Dream Act insures Obama's elected.
I'm in a Mexican Drug Cartel. In a Mexican, woah-oh, Drug Cartel.
I'm in a Mexican Drug Cartel. In a Mexican, woah-oh, Drug Cartel.
I used to live in Tijuana
crossed the boarder when ever I wanna
Thanks to Obama's executive order
I'll never be send south of the boarder
Submitted by killa37 on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 10:07pm.
I'm sure that this statement isn't worth the nano-spec of bandwidth that it is written on, but I'm not impressed at all with this Disques, or Discs, or Diskes, or whatever it is, thing-a-ma-jig..................and if NB goes completely in this direction, it's 'aloha oe' from 'da killa', because I think it's a downgrade with regards to communication, writing skills, thought process, coherence, and the ability to carry on a conversation - and that doesn't even take into consideration all of the other bothersome things that I see people talking about. Of course, I'm a complete tecno-dummy, and I don't do ANY of that 'social networking' or tweeting or twitting or Your Face or My Face or anything of the sort, so allready I'm left out in the lurch.
Submitted by UpNorth on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 10:15am.
If this sample is the format of the future, I think I'll be done.
At the very least, get rid of the Twitterisms at the top of the thread, who needs em? Why wade through all of that, just to get to the comments?
Submitted by motherbelt on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 6:51am.
Cue the Wayback Machine!!
Souter in Roberts Clothing
Money quote: “Stealth nominees have never turned out to be a pleasant surprise for conservatives. Never. Not ever.”
H/T Weasel Zippers
Submitted by UpNorth on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 9:40am.
about the BP directive on active shooters and all, here's one on the SEALs and the Navy Department kissing Cair's a$$.
Submitted by Boudin on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 9:58am.
Muslim woman from shooting at them or blowing themselves up?
What a pansy a$$ed nation we are. This, along with Incompatono telling our Boarder agents to run and hide? Maybe they should retreat to DC permanently?
Submitted by Dan The Man 2 on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 6:37pm.
The seals, well any shooter, trains to where their action is more reflex than thought. They need to be trained using females also.
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