The Classic Liberal

Thanks to Pundit & Pundette for the feature! Welcome P & P readers!

Been swamped with work and not much time for blogging so without further ado…

A mini session of quick hits.

Is Your Fanboi Blogging Shameless Enough? ~ Just how lucky are the guys at The Other McCain, anyway?

Call Off the Suicide Bombers… Pastor Cancels His Koranic Bonfire

No matter what we do Muslims will threaten violence

Cook Report puts control of the House in the hands of the GOP

Those racist yahoos are at it again

Are the rest of us whores, then?

Congress, The New Reality

Andrew McCarthy Gets It…Almost Fully

L’Shannah Tovah! To a Sweet New Year!

The New Constituency for Retaining the Bush Tax Cuts

Eric Holder: Burning Korans is just like Obama’s economic policies!

It’s Illegal Immigration Stupid!!

Pastor Terry Jones’s Website Removed by the ISP; His Reasons For Burning the Koran Reprinted Here

Why Weren’t These Guys Invited to Redecorate the Oval Office?

Anti-Semitic Education in the Muslim World – Video

Rightwing Links (September 08, 2010)

Ground Zero Victory Mosque Imam Issues Threat: If You Don’t Build It “They Will Attack” (Video)

Meant to post this link earlier in the week so, here it is now, with the follow-up:

Y’know, I’m starting to get a little tired of kicking Paul Krugman around.

While I’m (still) talking about Paul Krugman:

The Green Energy Myth: Chinese Government Heavily Subsidizing Solar Panels And Windmills

Obama Racked Up More Debt in 19 Months than Presidents 1-40 (Combined!)

That’s all I’ve got time for at the moment.

Cheers!

In keeping up the high standards of Rule 5 here at the Robot, and to augment what some other fine bloggers have already offered this week in the hotness category, such as EoP, TCL, Rebel 5, Theo Spark, WyBlog and POWIP plus a new find, Hell on Earth, and also to double down on my bid to be included in The Other McCain’s weekly Rule 5 Roundup, I’ve decided to continue my obsession -er- infatuation with all things Eva Mendes. Here are a few choice photos of the lovely lady for our enjoyment.

As usual, most of these embiggen with the clickin’. Some are ridiculously huge. You’re welcome.

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Happy Blog Day to ‘Bot…

Happy Blog Day to ‘Bot…

Happy Blog Day you drun-ken auto-ma-ton…

Happy Blog Day to ‘Bot.

*hic*

Thank you, thank you. You shouldn’t have. Really.

“Speech! Speech!”

Well, if you insist.

Blogspot

There once was a somewhat shy *cough* never outspoken *hack* designer/drummer *blech* who could no longer withhold his views from the world, or at least the few people outside his circle of friends who might listen to those opinions. He felt compelled to begin an online journal to hopefully spare some of his close friends from the verbal outrage at what was happening in America. Once started on that journal, it soon became a journey, to where no-one knows, but for now has been a source of developing friendships and personal edification that he will never forget or regret.

I, being he, have met some fine patriotic people online in the blogging community and have come in contact through their writings with many more whom I probably will never have the opportunity to meet. That is no fault of any one, it’s just an observance that the number of conservative bloggers is growing. This is a good thing. I love it.

Unlike Stacy McCain, of The Other McCain, I have no aspirations of taking over the entire blogosphere, though I certainly don’t hold it against him that he wishes to do so. More power to you Stacy. I simply want to add my voice to the many who are crying out that our government has been transformed from its original purpose and was/is being further transformed in an exponentially quicker pace into the monster our Founders warned us against. That fight still remains. To what end is a matter on which I pray daily. Can I get an Amen?

I’m happy you have all accepted my quirky, jerky, rambling attempts at humor and hopefully motivational or educational essays and rants. You really know how to make an abby-normal guy feel welcome. As Carol of No Sheeples Here likes to say, I’m proud to be standing guard over liberty with all of you.

Thinking on how to commemorate the first anniversary of my online life, I thought I might trace back and find a few highlights to share with you. A sort of naked baby pictures type of thing, except without the baby, or the naked.

OK, some will be babes, and some will be nearly naked.

Looking at the stat counter at the old site, I see the most popular post was a video found at iOwnTheWorld that is still the funniest takeoff of Babes in Toyland I’ve ever seen. iOwnTheWorld also gave the Robot a huge present on Christmas Day by linking their entire graphic to the Robot. I know they didn’t have to do that and was nearly glued to the site meter Christmas Day watching the hits come in. What a freaking nerd I am. 🙂

Thank You, iOwnTheWorld.

Speaking of babes, coming in a close second was a post titled Christina Hendricks vs Adriana Lima vs Megan Fox, which, now that I’ve linked it again here, all you babe watchers will hit it some more and possibly bump it past the other post. Sex does sell. I’ve learned this fact from Stacy McCain’s post on How to Get a Million Hits on Your Blog in Less Than a Year. Yes, folks, Rule 5 is alive and well at Mind-Numbed Robot, and is sitting on the porch, drinking a beer, watching the babes go by thankyouverymuch.

The third most popular post from the other site was a quickie from an email which happened to include some more hotness. It was picked up by The Dailey Gator and Bob Belvedere and was entitled License For Your House Included in Cap and Tax!

If I had to pick, the one post from the old site that gave me the most satisfaction was Reclaiming the American Spirit which was picked up and quoted from again by Bob, along with dozens of other bloggers who were shouting against the tyranny taking place in the form of Health Care Reform. I remember the pride I felt being included in the company of those proud patriots, knowing in my heart the love of freedom we all feel and the anger and desperation we all had at that very moment. I know we still do, but this is a happy day, right? RIGHT!?

The fourth most popular post from the old site was a few nice ladies holding flags. What could be so menacing? I felt like it was linked by damn near the entire blogiverse, including The Troglopundit, Obi’s Sister, The Daley Gator, The Other McCain, Fishersville Mike and American Power.

Almost everywhere that is, except Instapundit, as Lance noted in one of the more backhandedly selfish comments I’ve seen at the Robot:

Could somebody get this guy an Instalance, please? I could use the instaseconds.

Ha! That Troglopundit. What a card. Always hitching a ride on someone else’s train. But who am I to judge? It seems to be working for him. Maybe one day I’ll have the opportunity to buy my favorite unfrozen caveman a beer.

Dot Com…

The Robot moved to the new digs on April 26 this year. Four months ago. The old site had 9,400 unique visits according to Sitemeter at the time. I have no idea if that’s good, bad or what in the big scheme of things. Since the move the traffic has tripled and I have no doubt that it’s due to the help from my friends at The Resistance: Steve, Matt, Mike, Doug, Chris and the ever campaigning Russ. Not to mention my fellow Gulf Coast neighbors Jeffrey and Red. Thank you guys for the links and encouragement.

The top four posts on the new site so far are:

  1. Daisy Fuentes Pictures Day– for obvious reasons.
  2. Rule 5 Saturday – Julia Stiles – see above.
  3. Someone Said This Was Funny– someone on Stumbleupon loves this pic. Someone else on Stumbleupon hates this pic. I tell you what, Bub, I hate it too, but not because its defaming your favorite President.
  4. Dennis Prager Q & A At University of Denver– a great lesson. The great lesson? Certainly one of them.

My personal favorite posts from the past four months were the Robo-Love Experiments #1, #2 & #3. Of the 3 I like the third the best. They were a lot of fun and a challenge at the same time, even if, as Belvedere says, I need help with my naming conventions.

I’m over a thousand words now in what was going to be a quick “thank you for your support” post, and I’m sure I missed a bunch of folks who need a good thanking, including the frequent commenters like  Bunni, Opie and Georges.

If I missed you, please feel free to cajole your spouse, significant other or some bum on the street to give you a solid thanking for me, right smack on the backside, where you’ll remember it.

Thanks again for visiting the Robot. It’s been a memorable first year. I’m proud to be among you who will stand up and say No More!

Tomorrow it’s back to the trenches for me. In the mean time, show some Robo-Love and BUY A FREAKIN’ T-SHIRT!

Or, as Stacy and Smitty like to say, HIT THE TIP JAR!

Cheers! ~ ‘Bot

UPDATE:

Thanks to Chris Muir for the mighty DayByDay mention. You Rawk!


UPDATE II:

I’ve added Chris’s strip featuring the ‘bot and while I’m here I wanted to mention a few other bloggers who have helped your humble host maintain his sanity while we watch with horror and still struggle against the Dem-olition of our country.

And So it Goes in Shreveport

Bride of Rove

Doug Ross @ Journal

Eye of Polyphemus

Kristin’s Mishmash

Left Coast Resistance

Legalize The Constitution

Liberalguy

Libertarian Buddha

Little Miss Attila

Maggie’s Notebook

Potluck

Proof Positive

Pundit & Pundette

Reaganite Republican

Republican Redefined

Signal 94

Si Vis Pacem

teresamerica

The Lights of Albuquerque

The Observer

The War Planner

They Say / We Say

Villainous Company

Washington Rebel

Woman Honor Thyself

Woodsterman

YankeePhil

Oh, and look what Bob gave me, gee, just what I always wanted. Kari Byron portraying Freddie Kruger.

Thanks Bob. I’ll cherish her as long as I live, which may not be long. This is like owning a toy that can’t be toyed with. Something tells me your female offspring are to be feared, my friend.

That contraption on her hand says she’ll do the popping of these balloons, don’t you know.

The symbolism here is too deep for my circuitry. I feel a few transistors going into overload.

Must. Stop. Staring. At. Kari.

OK, enough update. My boss is coming. Shhhh. Kari, watch out with those pointy things already! Shh!

It’s been a little while since I’ve done a link fest. Really not sure I’ve done any at all since the trilogy of Robo-Love Experiments #1, #2 & #3 that turned out to be a big hit with my friends in the blogosphere. Happy you guys liked them.

This one however will be a bit simpler and just offer a sincere thank you to all the blogs that have linked your humble ‘bot in the past month or so.

Thank You Very Much!

The Other McCain

Pundit and Pundette

The Camp of the Saints

The Daley Gator

Villainous Company

Motor City Times

American Power

Adrienne’s Corner

Doug Ross

Conservative Hideout

Moonbattery

Caught Him With A Corndog

Washington Rebel

Liberal Guy

Classic Liberal

No Sheeples Here!

Reaganite Repulblican

The Current

The Troglopundit – Hey, watch the robot jokes there, buddy. 🙂

Eye of Polyphemus

Trestin Meacham

Obi’s Sister

Right Klik

Maggies Notebook

Paco Enterprises

WyBlog

So It Goes in Shreveport

Nice Deb

Amusing Bunni

Pamib

Proof Positive

Lonely Conservative

MAinfo

Teresamerica

Libertarian Buddha

The Sniper

Kristin’s Mishmash – Belated blogroll addition. – Another programming error corrected.

The Volokh Conspiracy

Bride of Rove

Nation of Cowards

The Thinker

Little Miss Attila

Smash Mouth Politics

Yankee Phil

TheySay/WeSay

If I missed any one, please let me know.

Keep up the fight!

Oversight Update:

Conservative Perspective

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Someone taught me how to treat my friends.

This just may qualify for a Rule 5 posting. Tune in Sunday to find out!

My buddy The CL over at the Classic Liberal has a great post documenting the plight of some American farmers defending themselves against government raids. Another friend sent me an email that referenced one of the very same sites CL does. What a coincidence eh?
That site is the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund.

Funny thing is, the farm subsidies the government has been handing out over the years has caused another problem of helping to put smaller farms out of business while paying money to people who aren’t even farmers. Here we go again with another problem caused by big government. I don’t have to wonder what their answer will be this time. More government, I’m sure.

Befrore you jump on me for using JCM’s viodeo, I’m aware that Mr. Mellencamp has a few problems of his own in the mid-west as far as government subsidies go. I just like the song.

Subsidies are just like any other government program, it starts off sold with the best of intentions, only to become the enemy of those it was meant to help.

This week the Robot’s featured blog is known to many in the blogospere because of his tireless work linking to other fine blog posts with his damn near daily “Right Wing Links” in which is invariably featured some beautiful Rule 5 action to help us all wash down the inevitable bad news we are about to stomach. Mike has great taste in the female form and never disappoints in that regard.

His insight into the Liberal psyche is just as keen, as he displays when speaking on subjects such as the economy or his absolute passion for the Classic Liberal ideals of Libertarianism. He and I may disagree on a very few finer points of application of those ideas, but you will never hear me discount the rightness of them.

I learn something new every time I visit The Classic Liberal and I know you will also. So quit sitting there reading my incoherent drivel, check out The Classic Liberal Blog and be sure to tell him a drunken automaton said hello.

Yes! It can be done.

If you’re like me, you have an interest in economics, but all the economic jargon thrown around gets a little confusing. With all of the news these days about the Wall Street takeovers, bank and insurance company bailouts, plus Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac doing whatever it is they weren’t supposed to, it helps to have the reference tools available to make sense of all that information.

That’s why I’m glad to know Mike, The Classic Liberal. He’s got  a B.A. in Finance and has professional experience as a stockbroker, entrepreneur, and bank officer. He also has a solid background in Austrian economics.

The CL has put together a small collection of posts that explain these seemingly complex issues in a way that’s easy for even a Mind-Numbed Robot to understand and for that, I’m thankful.

  1. What is Money (Currency)?
  2. Money (Currency) Inflation Explained
  3. Money, Inflation, and the Federal Reserve
  4. Inflation Illustrated
  5. Federal Reserve Bank: Counterfeiting Machine
  6. Fractional Reserve Banking: Money Out of Thin Air
  7. Possibility of Money Inflation in America
  8. The Very Real Threat of Currency Inflation
  9. Gold and Central Banks
  10. History of the Federal Reserve Bank

These links will be duplicated on the “Prime” page, but I first wanted to give you a heads up here on the front page.

Be sure to stop by Mikes place take a look around. There’s lots more where this came from.

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