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Have you been over to visit the Reaganite Republican lately? Well, if you haven’t, you have some catching up to do. RR’s been fired up of late and has a couple of must read articles worthy of your time.

Monday he sounded the Horn of Helm Hammerhand to rouse the napping TEA Partiers to vigilance in a post titled:

Devious Lame-Duck Dems: This is Why Companies Don’t Allow Fired Employees to Stay Another Month to Pilfer and Sabotage

As legislators return to the Hill today, don’t let the reported “slow start” to the congressional lame duck session lull you into complacency… rather expect the worst and keep your guard up for a sharp left-hook at anytime over the coming weeks.

Please do read the whole thing as it lays out all sorts of nastiness they are planning for what just might be the lamest session of congress evah.

Earlier, RR asked this pertinent question:

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: WHY is Marco Rubio Backing John Cornyn for NRSC Chair…?

That’s right… the same John Cornyn that tried -and failed- to screw-over Rubio in Florida by putting-in the fix for Sunkist Crist is now running unopposed... and Marco Rubio reportedly supporting his bid to remain NRSC Chairman!

The unfortunate conclusion of which was also covered vigorously at The Other McCain.

Lately, RR piqued my interest with articles discussing backwoods inventive auto repair and international arms and drug smuggling.

In other news, over at American Power, Prof. Douglas points us to another illegal immigrant doing a job an American citizen just won’t do: Fresno State Student Body President.

He also reports that Nancy got the job.

And now for something completely different. A pseudo-man, a myth and an obsession with Sarah Palin’s Uterus. Good times.

Speaking of Sarah Palin and obsessions, Tina Fey Awarded First Douche Nozzle Prize.

One more thing.

Tell your Senators to pass the Tester-Hagan Amendment and the Manager’s Amendment to protect family farmers! – Do it now.

Have a nice evening.

Image thanks to Amusing Bunni

First, a poll question: Does anyone use Google reader anymore? I’ve switched to one called Feedly, which pulls sources from Blogger Following, Twitter and Facebook. It’s been working pretty well, but I’m wondering, what do you guys use?

What I’m reading this morning:

Villainous Company has the totals from the Valour-IT campaign. Yea Marines! Second year in a row! OOH RAH!

Iowahawk places himself on double secret suspended probation. Or something. And in the process, gets his-self an Instalanche! Congrats dood. Now if you could just un-re-dis-suspend yourself, you’ll be alright. Or at least as close as you were to alright before this whole unfortunate business started.

Stacy McCain posts a great Herman Cain video at the end of an equally excellent article: ‘The Demagogic Bloggers on the Right’

Chris W. from My Thoughts on Freedom just published an article at the Tenth Amendment Center: Starving Leviathan: Federal Tax Escrow Accounts

Featured blog, American Power has a Katy Perry Victoria’s Secret preview plus Marxists, and Obama , but I repeat myself.

Little Miss Attila revamped her site, without my permission! (Not that she needed it.) Spiffy!

Reaganite Republican has a great aggregation of his own.

No Sheeples Here: Sometime They’ll Give A War And Nobody Will Come

American Perspective: Michelle Obama dons hijab for Indonesian mosque tour

Maggie’s Notebook: Why I quit…

American Thinker: Planned Parenthood Is Worried…and Should Be

Pat Austin wonders: Did Rubio and Haley “Out Jindal-Jindal”?

Red’s got some insanely funny GI Joe.

John is swimming against The Current. My thoughts after witnessing the destruction of our Constitution from both left and right?

Stand your ground.

No Compromise! No surrender!

And to quote a Belvedere, WOLVERINES!

UPDATE: John, KingShamus has found a very good answer to your question.

And while following the link in that post found another:

NoOneOfAnyImport: Will Reason Win The Day? – Nicely done.

UPDATE II: How did I miss Spellchek’s excellent essays on this subject? – bad robot. bad

The looming showdown

The looming showdown – part two

The Lonely Conservative points out more election hijinks and has a great roundup.

Cogadh No Sìth

I just found out via The Anchoress, that Gateway Pundit is moving to Right Network. As of this writing, the site isn’t up yet, but the new address will be: http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/ Update your blogrolls!

Motor City Times is Debunking White House Pro-Tax Increase Propaganda

Paco has found Something to irritate my liberal neighbors as I drive to the train station every morning

Obi’s Sister thinks In the days ahead, Obama will be learning some new words

Teresamerica: Violence and Racism Revealed at the ‘Restoring Honor’ Rally

Dude. Really? I mean, dude.

Pundette: Obama trips over his ego in Asia

Woman Honor Thyself: Veterans Day

Pamibe: ‘Spooky Dude’

Conservative Perspective: NRA Election Update on the 112th Congressional 2nd Amendment Representation

Frugal Cafe: TSA Body Scanner Backlash?

The Classic Liberal: USAID-Sponsored Planned Parenthood program: “Healthy, Happy and Hot”

BigFurHat is teaming up with Pamella Geller once again. Outstanding!

The Thinker: White House caught altering science findings on oil spill

Washington Rebel: The QE2 is not a boat

RightKlik tweaks the Graphic Government Warnings

Theo Spark: One and Done? WaPo Columnists Call for Obama to Step Aside

Fishersville Mike: Coming to terms with one-term Obama

TL In Exile: The Eve of Conflict

American Digest: We’re Going to Need Bigger Tents H/T Uncle Kenny

Conservative Hideout: Voter Fraud Quick Hits: SEIU Counting Ballots & Poof the Magic Ballots

Conservative Hideout Information Center – very useful.

Eye of Polyphemus: Jamie opines on the “New” Democrat leadership

YankeePhil:  Some Cartoons Re: Obama and India….

William Teach over at Pirates Cove is adeptly deconstructing the NYT buffoonery: Sunday Funnies: NY Times Editorial Board Tells GOP To Try Governing

Adrienne’s Corner: Bill Whittle: What We Believe – Part 6, On Immigration

The Sundries Shack – WOW More bad news about QE2 that you’d better see: The Fed’s QE2 Is Set to Go Down like The Titanic, and We’ll All Drown with It.

A Trainwreck in Maxwell found my ex GF.

The Daley Gator: *VIDEO* Mark Levin Puts The Smackdown On Establishment RePUBICans

I love Mark Levin.

In a very manly, brotherly way, of course.

That’s all I’ve got time for now. Will possibly update later as I find the best of the right-o-sphere. Leave a suggestion in the comments, if you like.

Oh, and don’t forget the question: What RSS reader do you use?

American Power -  Restore [In]Sanity roundup

American Thinker – T.L. Davis published his second article “ObamaCare and the Constitutional Crisis” Excellent take on the situation. Deserving of a spot on the “Prime” page of this site.

The Other McCain – She wins in my book! [Side note: I’ll be gald when the elections are over so I won’t have to look at Bill White, pretending to look at me anymore. Just saying’]

Cassy Fiano Chesser has the latest news on Project Valour IT Marine Team here, here, here, and here.

I participated in Project Valour IT last year and will be jumping in as soon as time allows me to install the necessary widgets and such. A very worthy cause. Meanwhile, make a donation over at Cassy’s place!

Pundette wonders on the advise of the Troglopundit to purge her blog of Mark Styn references?

Could there be an ulterior motive to such advice? Hmmm. It’s not like he’s Franken-Styn or something. *collective groan*

The Daley Gator has an excellent Halloween roundup. – link fixed!

Bob Belvedere has some Halloween Rule 5 loveliness.

Obi’s Sister finds Thomas Jefferson at iOTW

Adrienne has gathered the Bill Whittle “What We Believe” videos for us. Thanks Adrienne! Great stuff, those.

Also, thanks to Adrienne, I found Reaganite Republican’s piece on the Projector in chief quite informative and  entertaining. Worthy in fact to be nominated for The Camp of the Saints’ “Righteous Rant of the Day”. What say you, Bob?

A Trainwreck in Maxwell finds some Texas History the Democrats would like us to forget.

No Sheeples Here has a Stimulator 3000

Motor City Times asks “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” and answers the question in his previous post. What is this, Jeopardy?

The Classic Liberal channels William F. Buckely on Prop 19

Bunni’s Back! And she’s got… Halloween Bunnies! Welcome back sweet thang.

American Perspective reminds us “Yes, this election will be a referendum on Obamacare.”

So It Goes in Shreveport – Pat has a great speech from a man who truly gets it.

Paco has some Advice for the President

Conservative Hideout – Voter Fraud: Are the Levels Unprecedented?

Red is capital “C” – Certified! But we all knew that anyway, right? Congrats little sistah. Y’all stop by and offer some encouragement.

Bonzai From The Right has some telling [In]Sanity Rally videos here and here.

Also at Bonzai: Democratic Socialist Party And Democratic Party Are One And The Same Now.

Bread Upon the Waters – The Scariest Revelation of ObamaCare Yet

Gateway Pundit – Obama on Terror Threat: If We Help Yemen Create Jobs We Will Stop the Islamic Terrorists

Bride of Rove’s excellent commentary in response to article above.

Grandpa John says “It’s So Easy Even a Cave Lizard Can Do It

H/T Fishersville Mike who is Instapundit worthy

Conservative Perspective – Is Socialism Cool?

Randy’s Roundtable – The Clowns Have Spoken

POWIP: Found: the part of the internet Al Gore did

Jamie’s got a great roundup of his own going at Eye of Polyphemus

Dustbury finds the cause of Meddle fatigue

More on Project Valour IT from Cassandra

Washington Rebel warns of The Great Conversion

Signal 94 has A New Broom

Wyblog has Halloween for nerds: Pumpkin Pi

YankeePhil found some Dems who are honest.

Three Beers Later brings the Ray Stevens

The War Planner offers some thoughts and a bit of motivation:

So what’re you doing here reading this post? Get out there and work for your candidate(s).

The Current: Principle over Party

Republican Redefined – Sarah Palin Calls Joe Miller Bashing Media “Corrupt Bastards” (Video)

That’s all I’ve got time for at the moment. I may add some later this eve.

Have a great Halloween. Be safe!

Haven’t had a lot of time to peruse the blogosphere of late. I did however read some great entries this morning. Here’s a sampling:

Juan Williams Hammers Last Nail Into NPR

The European Left – A Not Too Distant Cousin

Finding a little humor this election year

“…the time to go along and get along is over” – Amen!

Listen to the boots on the ground, Pentagon

And I Approve This Message

What do you think the Second Amendment is for? Stephen Broden was interviewed by CBS and appeared to back away from some earlier statements he made while stating a violent uprising “is not the first option,“ but it is ”on the table.”

Here’s a comment I left at Bonzai from the Right, who has the video:

I’m disappointed that Pastor Broden is backing away from his earlier statements. (Or is that a bit of clever video editing?) He was right! I’m also surprised that no-one is bringing up the fact that the threat of a violent uprising is exactly why we have a Second Amendment. Take violence off the table and you have surrendered. That being said, violence is and should be, a last resort, after all constitutional measures are exhausted.

I also think, on the other hand, Mark Adams may be correct in his prediction. Either way, it doesn’t bode well for civil society.

In the coming days, the left will do all they can to paint Pastor Broden as extreme. Knowing that, let me ask you, does this woman look like an extremist to you?

Are you looking for a leader?

“Since when do we wave a white flag before the battle?

Sheila Jackson-Lee Is a Corrupt Democrat. But I Repeat Myself . . .

President’s Cousin Devastates BHO’s Centerpiece Legislation

They Came In Peace

Constitution Quiz

Maybe you shouldn’t have asked

Texas Rangers Earn First World Series Trip

“Can AG’s be impeached?”

Google Poll-of-polls Election Forecast Map… and Other Fun Facts

“CAIR’s role in Juan Williams firing may be violation of Foreign Agents Registration Act”

T-Paw Welcomes Obama to Minnesota – Video

It’s time to take the car for a drive and clear my head. See you guys later this evening for the Rule 5 posting.

Hey, have you bought a Robo-Tee Shirt yet? They make great Christmas gifts, don-cha-know.

UPDATE: WFAA has released the full interview with Pastor Stephen Broden. As I suspected, there was a tad bit of clever editing. Here is the full interview:

Been a while since a link fest so, here you go…

Mzz. Manners has some competition.

Whoopi and Joy?

More panicky desperation

You can’t handle the truth!

Where have all the feminists gone?

TEA Party November

Mind blowing

Just what is it that you “passed”?

How many are they allowed?
How many are allowed to be teenagers?

Lies always catch up to you. Always.

Bawney Fwank and his lover took a private jet. Maybe they wouldn’t let them on a commercial flight.
Hope the jet’s owner has that thing steam cleaned.

On the obfuscating verbosity of legislation.

Online Support Links for MilSpouses and Families from the blog princess.

What rationing of Health Care? Don’t you mean denial of services altogether?

Good cop Bad cop?

The Great Depression

Facts on the Great Depression

Good News!

Speaking of link-fests, WHOA!

How much an hour? What a steal!

How to be a stupid whore, politically speaking. My question: What’s the difference?

A little bit of motivation for Ruth McClung.

More Progressive lies.

And more still

Bailouts needed? Not so sure of that but, this could be on the list of reasons they were called for:

Stop by and wish Jamie well. He’s had a rough week.

Photoshop genius.

True heroes lead by example.

Another link-fest from the master.

NPR is unbiased. And monkeys will fly out of my…

More Socialists? Yes. Unfortunately so.

Private Health Insurance Will Be Dead in 3 Years

Bill White is BAD for Texas.

Wash your mind out with this.

Since when is it cowardly to speak your mind?

Ready-Made Excuses

I would scratch those out and insert “Resign in disgrace”, but that’s just me.

Tribes

Sharia Super Heroes? Say it isn’t so!

Take it! Take another little pizza my heart now, baby.

Beltway Adventure

Lapdogs

That’s all I’ve got time for this morning. I may play add-on later, but I need to take care of some things around here and commence looking for my next Rule 5 mistress. You wouldn’t want me to miss Rule 5 two weeks in a row now, would you?

Cheers! ~ bot

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!

Happy Labor Day Weekend comrades!

Here’s a little roundup of great posts from the Robo-Reading List to help you through the next few days.

First, Carol of No Sheeples Here is participating in Project 2996, which for her part she honors the slain of 9/11/2001 with a tribute a day until Sept. 11. A very touching way to remember the heroes of that day who lost their lives. Carol’s blog has been featured blog this week, so please be sure to visit her site and let her know that an imaginary robot does indeed dream of electric sheep. Thank you.

As a side note, I’m considering changing the title of “Featured Blog” to “Honorary Android” or something close like “Android Army.” What do you think? Suggestions?

Next up is the blogosphere’s very own Stacy McCain, who truly earns the  title of “Roving Reporter” this week by traveling all the way to Alaska to cover some Republican primary or something. I think Joe Miller’s name came up at some point. While he was in the neighborhood, he stopped in to check on the Palin family.

As Red said, “How freaking cool is this?”

Speaking of my favorite redhead, she and the crew of Corndog are in the process of making the move to Texas and could use a little help for the U-Haul. Drop by over there and throw a couple of bucks in the tip jar.

So, one half of The Other McCain is off playing world traveler, rubbing elbows and rattling the tip jar no doubt trying to get enough shoe leather funds for a ride home, while Smitty, the balder and sometimes bolder half is covering everything else it would seem. Some highlights:

Recovery Summer?

Delaware Castle?

NYC GZM?

Social Conservatism?

SOS: Sissypuss, Obama, And Skippy

Staying on the election theme, my Jersey buddy Russ, the constant campaigner has been working his arse off for another favorite of mine, Anna Little who is up against some huge opposition in the form of Frank Pallone. Russ exudes confidence in his post over at The Resistance:

I’m telling you right now, as you sit there, that this is the single biggest House electoral upset in history in the making.

Just a sample of what we’re up against:

  • 22-year hard progressive incumbent (proud author of PalloneCare and cap-and-trade)
  • $4 million warchest (the richest in the house)
  • 2 to 1 D to R demographic in the 6th District (34-17)
  • Ridiculously gerrymandered District intended solely to keep Frank Pallone in office (just look at it sometime)

But we’re gonna win.

Here’s a link to Anna’s donation page. It takes money to win these campaigns folks. Either we give now to the candidates who will fight the beast or the beast will take your money anyway to redistribute as they see fit. The choice is yours.

I must add that all of the above causes are ones I consider most worthy. I wouldn’t recommend a donation to someone I haven’t personally donated to myself.

Now for something more light-hearted, The Troglopundit attempts to overcome yesterday’s Eva Mendes hotness with a single Megan Fox pic. Weak, my friend, weak, but still hot!

Lance also asks a relevant question.

Little Miss Attila brings up a good point about Chuck Norris:

Of course, there’s the issue of whether we should be listening to a guy who loses his damn gun in every single movie he’s in . . .

Then again, he is Chuck Norris, why would he be carrying a gun if not to lose it for the plot line?

Ha! I just used “Chuck Norris” and “plot line” in the same sentence. Where’s my award?

Bluegar. ROTFL Cougar. Bluegar. Whatever, watch the vid.

How does one spell “Bluegar” anyway?

Ruby Slippers points us to Dallas, TX Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson’s apparent mis-allocation of funds to her own relatives and the poor job she puts forth in defense of her actions.

Since 2005 Johnson has awarded a total of 23 scholarships to family members.Johnson additionally awarded scholarships to 5 other students who did not meet the residency requirements specified by the nonprofit Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Eddie Bernice Johnson is also pointed out on this blog’s Texas 11 page, which  highlights the 11 Texas Representatives who voted for Obamacare, but the main reason for that page is not just to highlight those Socialist scumbags but to call attention to their opponents. Eddie B. Johnson’s opponent is the most worthy Stephen Broden, a Constitutional Conservative who has been a featured guest on the Glenn Beck Show on several occasions and who I believe spoke at the Restoring Honor Rally in D.C. last weekend with Dr. Alveda King although I did not see that part personally.

Hmmm, I think I just found a nomination for next weeks Ten Buck Fridays poll. Steven Broden!

Yankee Phil brings some Dennis Miller and MMMMMM, Bacon.

Cassandra over at Villainous Company plays Queer Eye for the Oval Office Guy, with hilarious results. And don’t forget the comments. Out. Freaking. Standing. Stellar work, Madame.

Gator Doug asks, “Hey kids, who is ready to see Alan Grayson make an ass of himself again?

Just what is a Rebel 5?

American Perspective (Formerly MAinfo) brings us Natale Portman and some good news of a bunch of Muslim protesters being told to STFU.

Proof Positive has a linkfest of his own going.

American Power notes that fewer young people are identifying as Democrat and comments on the queering of the school system.

Donald Douglas also reminded me of this gem from Fleetwood Mac, Rumours.

Fuzzi Slippers has been on some kind of blogging hiatus lately, but this piece is worth a link and two reads:

White Guilt and Gynoguilt: How the Left’s Culture of Victimhood Undermines Equality

Hope all is well in your world, Fuzzi 🙂

Doug Ross re-examines the Chrysler dealership closings at length.

Kristin is also a little scarce on posting of late, but what she finds time to share is well worth the time. Just beware the Attack Chicken!

Conservative Hideout tallies the damage from Obamacare.

Adrienne has a great roundup of her own.

Maggie’s Notebook offers:

The following Drudge headlines are all the news we need to know to Remember November.

Amusing Bunni has a baby who is not amused.

Motor City Times has some hops inspired music to my tin ears along with another collection of great links.

Obi’s Sister has a final word on the GZ Mosque.

Three Words: Diana Falzone. Yowza!

Bride of Rove has a little fun with the Beck Sex Tape fiasco.

Pundit and Pundette cue up a laugh track.

Obama Fail Blog wonders on the joys of  Trailer Park Banking!

And leaving on a humorous note, The Current has a Joe Friday clip.

Enjoy your weekend, folks! ~ ‘bot

UPDATE: I added a link. Dare you to find it. 🙂

UPDATE II: Graciously linked at And So It Goes in Shreveport and Paco Enterprises.

And a belated thanks to Last Refuge of a Scoundrel for the nice words and blogroll add. I’m digging that ‘stang dude.

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!

“Honestly,” Maggie said. “Who’s going to clean up all of this trash? These Congressmen and Senators sure made a mess in the streets when they shredded those old papers, didn’t they?”

The two were sitting on a bench across New Jersey Avenue from the Capitol Building, watching remnants of the founding documents float and flitter, tossed by a blustery wind.

They were old enough to know they weren’t welcome in that area, but still too young to give a flying fig if anyone cared. Besides, who’s going to arrest them? After the riots, the police had either quit or joined one side or the other. The patrols those days consisted of United Nations troops who wore their body armor and carried full autos. Two old homeless geezers posed no threat. The threat had come from within and now that everyone had picked sides and the civil war was on full scale, if you didn’t carry anything worth stealing, almost everyone left you alone. It’s funny how anarchy works if you don’t play a part.

The crusty pair knew they were in danger, but they somehow pushed those thoughts to the recesses of their minds. Or mayhap they knew full well, but entertained the danger like some 65 year old bungee jumpers.

“Yup, You’ve gotta hand it to ‘em. They sure know how to throw a party.” Then Maggie added, ‘You wanna head over to the park? I hear there’s a card game and I wouldn’t mind going to Andy’s Place to see some Flopping Aces by fire light.”

The old man, who had been quiet to this point, finally spoke up. “Nah, I’m tired and you know, I’m not in the mood to hear Gorges’ Grouse tonight. That guy’s always moanin’ about something.”

Hey, do you remember when I worked for Goomba News Network as a paper boy? We used to run halfway across town to have lunch at Grandpa John’s with that girl, who was it? I’ll never forget old what’s-her-name. Ha! Oh yea, Nice Deb. Anyway, we used to eat lunch at that diner, The Sundries Shack and then run over to Fishersville. Mike always loved going over there, remember? We would play that game YankeePhil made up; Track-A-‘Crat I think he called it, never made any sense, that game.”

“Yea” she said. “It was fun though. One time, I was chasing a ball and I jumped the fence into that little Backyard. Conservative couple lived there. I remember the lady yelling at me, ‘Woman Honor Thyself’ she said. Maybe I should have listened to her. Look at me now. Ah well, I never was The Thinker that you are, Harold.”

“Then how come it’s you that keeps a journal?” he asked. “You remember when we crashed the car into The Foundry? I would have given a thousand dollar bill for Paps Thoughts after we nursed that heap home that night with the busted radiator.”

“Ha! You don’t remember too well do ya?” Maggie corrected. “Pap was drunk and passed out in Carol’s Closet! He was sure pissed the next day though, ‘Not one dollar. NOT ONE RED CENT am I giving you to fix that jalopy you call an automobile!’ he said, and he meant it.”

Harold gave a couple of Sharp Elbows to the side.  “Har! *cough* Quit it. You’ll make me hack up a lung with talk like that. Heh heh.”

“There you go again, trying to bring out My Bossier side. I’m not here to coddle you mister. I’m in survival mode, don’ cha know. Now git yer ass up an’ let’s go. We’ve still got to Discover the Networks around here if we gonna stay alive in this new world. If we were still working for Paco Enterprises, the old man would be havin’ none of your sloth and I don’t mean to either. It’s going to be dark soon and we need some shelter. You know it ain’t safe in that there Capitol Building now that all o’ them Obama flies moved in.”

“Files,” He said.

“What?”

“Not flies, files. The Oh, bama FILES” He slowed it down for her. “They moved those files in there for storage. Don’t you member? That’s why come they got all them extra military types around here.”

“Yea, I remember” She mumbled. “Well what do you want to do then?”

“There’s always the Jefferson Memorial. No-one goes there anymore and I stashed a pry bar over there to open one of the lower sashes with.”

“Well, ain’t you just The Live Wyer! When were you planning on letting me in on this particular Volokh Conspiracy?” She admonished him with a not-so playful slap to the back of his head.

“Owww! Take ‘er easy there Mama, I told you didn’t I? Now let’s mosey. Those camos over there ain’t looking too friendly.”

They both got up slowly, exaggerating their age with the charade of pain that comes with practice. Act like you’re feeble and hurting and you’re not a threat. At least, that was the theory. Problem was it wasn’t far from the truth.

Harold stooped to pick up Maggie’s Notebook from the bench and they turned south toward Independence Avenue. “We’d better get moving” he said. It’ll be getting dark in a couple of hours and I don’t wanna see any o’ them Moonbatterys tonight.

The Conservative Lady began walking beside him and they picked up speed. Neither one turned to look at the guards pacing about the Capitol steps, hoping they wouldn’t follow.

“Do you remember when we had the internet Harold?”

“Yea, we were some blogging fools weren’t we?”

“That we were honey; that we were.”

“Once there were people who advanced the cause of freedom wasn’t there? Right Klik, IMAO, John Lott’s Website, Fausta’s Blog, pamibe, The Anchoress.”

“Can’t forget those excellent writers,” she said.

“Da Techguy, WyBlog, thelotusblog, Liberalguy, blonde sagacity, theblogprof,” he remembered aloud.

“Yea, and the newcomers like Libertarian Buddha and Lilac Sunday showed so much promise.”

“I know babe.”

“It’s a shame all of that is gone now.”

“Yup,” he said. “So it Goes.  In Shreveport, they’ve still got electricity, I hear,” changing the subject.

“Maybe they’ve got the internet there too,” she said.

“Heh, Who are they going to email, each other? No-one else has power.”

“You got a point there.”

They turned west onto Independence Avenue and began the mile and a half trek to the Memorial. The once scenic surroundings, majestic trees and marble facades of the historic buildings had taken on a new meaning, as if to mark the past greatness of America with some cryptic Signal.  94 blocks away, Jefferson waited for them, as patient and secretive, as he was in life. Harold and Maggie walked on astride, knowing they needed shelter before dark. The ones who roamed the night weren’t as friendly as the camos. It was best not to be seen at all after dark.

Just off the street, Maggie caught a glimpse of movement. She tugged at Harold’s arm to stop. They both looked on as a little field rabbit foraged in one of the parks along the way. Maggie wondered what the little bunni made of its new surroundings.  An Amusing Bunni’s Musings of the brave new world, she thought. No doubt the bunni was able to find more humor than they.

The pair moved on, amazingly un-accosted, finally turning left onto Raoul Wallenberg, then Maine Ave, and then right onto East Basin.

There was old Thomas, laid on his side by the rioters or some unknown force of explosion. The once mighty pillars that held his bronze likeness in a cage now lay strewn about and broken like so many logs in a forester’s harvest. Thomas was free and yet remained. It was as if he couldn’t bear to leave the home he’d become accustomed to, much like the people of the country he had a hand in founding. When it came time for them to rise to the challenge he issued 200 years ago, they forgot what price freedom demands.

Lain off to one side, an engraving remained. Words of the great American Thinker, philosopher, Architect, statesman and President:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, that to secure these rights governments are instituted among men. We…solemnly publish and declare, that these colonies are and of right ought to be free and independent states…And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honour.”

Harold remembered once more the last time he saw the memorial intact and shuddered. “How could we lose our sacred honor?” He wondered

Another dusty panel still remained as well. Harold brushed off the debris.

“Almighty God hath created the mind free…All attempts to influence it by temporal punishments or burthens…are a departure from the plan of the Holy Author of our religion…No man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship or ministry or shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief, but all men shall be free to profess and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion. I know but one code of morality for men whether acting singly or collectively.”

“Maybe one day those words will again hold meaning, Maggie.”

They crawled over and under the pillars and stones around to the side of the memorial. Harold rummaged around beneath some brush and produced the pry bar he had promised. They each looked around to make sure no-one was looking on and Harold began working on the means of entrance to their new shelter.

[Note: this is the third and last in a series of experiments in linking (Rule 2). The first two are Robo-Love Experiment #1 and Robo-Love Experiment #2. Please excuse the use of poetic license. No resemblance was meant to any real persons, Maggie especially, it just served as a convenient way to work in your blog title. I hope you don’t mind.

And my apologies for being so dark lately. It’s just my attempt to wake some folks up.]

The sun rose over the east lawn with the fusion of orange and turquoise. The light filtered through the trees and passed though the bullet-proof windows. The little boy rolled over, snuggled his pillow and curled up tight in a fetal position, smug in the knowledge that he had fooled all those from the east coast to westward, past The Lights of Albuquerque and past the Gateway. Pundit after Pundit & Pundette alike would soon be hot on his trail to refute the lies strewn about like Hansel and Gretel’s breadcrumbs, except in this case, the crumbs are obfuscation and subterfuge, not to leave a trail home, but to obscure the path, to lead those who would follow them astray. Such is his mission and he enjoys it, thank you very much.

Shhhhh, the boy may still be sleeping. Dreaming perhaps of fishing: “Hey kid nice fish. What’d you use for bait?”

“Well, I Caught Him With A Corndog, mister.”

Or he may be dreaming of Hummers & Cigarettes or perhaps some Innominatus creature. Either way, it’s best to let him sleep as much as possible because of the destruction that follows when he’s awake.

This morning’s Front Page Magazine will report that the boy is mad. Everything Is Backwards, they will say. He is full of Drunken Wisdom and The Observer will note the fact that the boy betrays his lies by his very deeds but still holds to the narrative. Such is the manner of the illusion. Some people only see what they wish to see, making the charlatan’s job that much easier.

A close examination, Viewed From The Right with open eyes and an open mind is all that is required to see through the veil of hypocrisy. Is there available some talisman or possibly something resembling The Black Sphere portrayed in the Lord of the Rings to see what the future holds for the man-child? He certainly goes on about his business with the confidence of someone sure of their destiny. There is no Primordial Slack or sloth-like quality to his character, though some would say there is.

I beg to differ.

Even when he plays, there is a purpose in the game. Whatever he does Outside The Beltway is not just Potluck, it is all by design and that’s not just One Conservative Estimate. Many hold and espouse this very view. Intelligent, insightful folk like Phil Kerpen, Michelle Malkin, Doug Ross, Cynthia Yockey, Breitbart.com, Cassy Fiano, Theo Spark,  Cobb, Bride of Rove, Moe Lane, Tabitha Hale and Trestin Meacham have all put forth their belief that the little boy is purposefully dismantling America, so don’t discount the Thoughts of a Regular Guy as naïve. You may say what They Say / We Say is obtuse, but you would be wrong. Even a Neanderthal like The TrogloPundit can see through the mist of confoundment.

Everything the boy does is meant to destroy. Like a child taking apart a toy to examine its inner workings, but this one is well aware of the machinery inside. He has studied the gears and knows exactly what buttons to push to derail the train of freedom. He continually redefines words like equality and justice to suit his own ends. He and his ilk don’t consider themselves bound by the same laws we hold ourselves to, instead choosing which ones they would enforce and when. Take the illegal immigration issue for example, where the petulant youngster tries to subvert our heritage; his wish is to overwhelm our borders much like the storyline in the novel The Camp Of The Saints. This and all the other infractions must not be endured. Who will stand? Who will fight? Has your ire risen to five feet of fury? Well it must rise higher still. We must protect our liberty as a Grizzly Mama protects her cubs. We must fight like the Jedi and even call on Obi’s Sister to join us. The difference is the Jedi were out-numbered and we are not. We are not The Lonely Conservative any longer. We are The Resistance. We are The People’s Cube, assembled and ready for some Smash Mouth Politics employing the Critical Political Thinking necessary to regain our freedom. Didn’ I Tell You? I am William Wallace reborn, as are you, and you, and you.

CARPE DIEM my friends! Si Vis Pacem! There comes a Storm Bringer and he is us! We bring Snark And Boobs to the party and will not be silenced! We have our captains and our soldiers: Hack Wilson, Little Miss Attila, An American Lion, teresamerica, The War Planner, The Sniper and the Washington Rebel. We’re all hanging at The Saloon seated at Randy’s Roundtable with The Classic Liberal making battle plans. Join with us for a brew and some talk of Blue Collar Philosophy and good olde American values.

This is not just Hot Air. Our enemies will know our thoughts and demands by word or at Saberpoint. Which do you chose? I can be The Freeman only to the point to which I lay claim to freedom and I understand the price of liberty is high.

I am ready to walk down Eternity Road with you my brothers and sisters. As DeanO constantly reminds us, the Lord Jesus is with us. Let us walk together, for if we do not make this our cause, a cause will be chosen for us. Such is the yolk of slavery. We must poke out the Eye of Polyphemus much as Odysseus in the old Greek story or we too will be trapped in his cave to be eaten at his leisure.

Sooner or later Atlas Shrugs and it is your turn to bear the weight of the world. We all must stand to the challenge, bear the weight together, for none of us alone can manage. Preparations must be made now for the coming struggle.

As the Teacher said:

“Cast thy Bread Upon the Waters and upon the land, for thou shalt find it after many days” (Eccles. 11:1)

Oil your lamps!

[This is the second in a series. The first can be found here.]

[The third installment is here.]

Blogging friends send the nicest emails.

Take this one for example. Carol of No Sheeples Here, sent in a cartoon I’m sure she thought was funny.

Hardee-har-har-haarrr, Carol.

I refuse to laugh at this. No matter how hilariously funny it is funny you think it is.

No matter how distraught the woman looks at being deprived of her Robo-Love.

W H A T ! ?

If I were she, I’d be on the phone to the repair shop post haste. No time to waste!

And doesn’t the poor robot in this portrait have that “deer in the headlights” look? Like, “This has never happened before. I promise.”

Is there Viagra in C3P0’s future? Only George Lucas, Isaac Asimov or Phillip K. Dick know for sure.

NASA surely doesn’t. It’s got sand in it’s gears at the moment.


Does bring to mind some old James Brown though…

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