Supposedly fixes some bugs. Please let me know if it helped with those comment problems.
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This blog used to be worth reading.
Now, I’m not so sure any more. At some level, it seems to be moving toward a “prove Timbuk is a shill for the DNC” blog, with (honestly) little else being contributed (apologies to Jo, who DOES contribute non-”Timbuk is an asshole” stuff), and I’m not at all on board with spending hours proving that I’m not.
It may be time for me to take a hiatus. Don’t consider this a threat to shut things down. I won’t. I promise. Don’t consider it “surrender” or “agreement”. But I’m getting tired of being accused (mostly by uni, right now, and alvy, a few months ago) of excusing the things the Democrats do wrong, based on the fact that I think they do SOME things right, and I view the GOP as a willing tool of the uber-wealthy, and less-so since the election of 2012, a tool of the extraordinarily fucked up religious right. Dems aren’t perfect. I admit that. And I even understand the “lesser of two evils” argument, but I vehemently disagree that we’ve made NO progress since the dark days of Bush’s re-election in 2004.
I (may) need to find a better way to say “progress isn’t having everything I want, RIGHT FUCKING NOW GODDAMMIT!” That’s the demand of a spoiled child.
Lemme think about it. I may post in the morning. No one knows, including me.
But I have to add that, after the election, I don’t have much to be pissed off about, any more. And I’m sure as hell not going to waste my time going through and rebutting long-assed posts about how fucked up everything is. To be honest, I just don’t care all that much what the dissatisfied think, much less what they think they can “demand” of me, Democrats, Obama…
I mean, if you voted another way, let’s be clear about one thing, at least; YOU LOST! If you didn’t vote for the Democrats, you’ve forfeited your right to expect things from them. Did you expect Bush to protect Social Security and Medicare, lower taxes on the wealthy, end the wars? Of COURSE not! And you have no right to expect ANYTHING from anyone else you voted AGAINST. A vote FOR someone else is, de facto, a vote AGAINST everyone else. That’s not even math, it’s a fact.
I may, or may not, reply, but I won’t share your shitty, shitty attitude. I’ll continue to (try to_) hold a POTUS I VOTED FOR’s feet to the fire. THERE’S A RECORD of how much money and time I devoted to his re-election, and that gives me more rights to be heard than you have. Honestly. Even though he can’t run again, my Senators and Rep can, and they know who’s vote they don’t want to lose.
We’re not headed toward the apocalypse. Because Obama won, the Democrats held the Senate, and got more votes for House seats than the GOP. And if you voted or acted in a way that worked against that result, as far as I’m concerned, you should sit the fuck down, shut the fuck up, and let those of us who worked and voted to make it happen take control of what we ask those we worked and voted for to do for the next 2-4 years.
It was your choice to vote for Betty Rubble, but my choice helped get us a government that just may listen to us. And I resent the fuck out of your attempts, now, to try and take OUR (those of us who voted DEM) accomplishment away from us. Go call Betty Rubble. Complain to her. The rest of us don’t care what you think. Because you’ve proven you don’t know what you’re doing.
It was your choice to not matter.
Just trying out a new feature on the blog. Actual pictures from my real life. Featuring my real legs (in bluejeans), and my wife’s feet (in a house coat). If yer interested, I’ll post instructions on how to post a gallery. Once I have it figured out, myself.
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…that’s actually worth reading.
I’m not endorsing it, yet, it’s still a work in progress.
But I like the concept.
“I realized that there is a part of covering Congress, if you’re doing daily coverage, that is actually sort of colluding with the politicians themselves because so much of what I was doing was actually recording and playing what they say or repeating what they say.
We need to stop coddling lawmakers, stop buying their red team, blue team narrative and ask harder questions of them.”
Just having a little fun with the new polling software.
Here’s how to add a poll
…takin’ care of stuff. Back Monday night or Tuesday.
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I did some updates tonight and the site seems to be loading faster. Let me know if you see the same, slower, or about the like it was before.
Also, too, let me know if you run into any glitches. And let me know what you think of the new “share” button.
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I was checking out the “Add New Post” screen to see if I can figure out why Lloyd’s having problems. I noticed a gray box in the upper right hand corner; “screen options”. If you open that in the “add new post” screen you’ll see an option for 1 or 2 columns. I switched it to “1″ to see what happens. Apparently, the “column” with “dashboard” at the top isn’t actually a “column”, it’s a sidebar, because when it’s set to “1″ I see 2 “columns”.
Anyhoo, the “publish” button was moved from the right side column to 2/3 of the way down the page below the window I’m typing this into.
Next, I toggled back and forth between “1″ and “2″ columns several times, but the “publish” button never returned to the RH side of this window. The “center” column just goes from filling the whole screen to leaving room for a column but now column reappearing. The “publish” button on my screen is now stuck well below this text window.
I’m assuming this is a glitch in the new software. I’ll see if WordPress has a “bug report” about this, but I have no clue how to fix this, myself. For now, I just want to let you know I’m seeing this strange behavior, too.
Edit/Update: I just checked it in google chrome and changing browsers doesn’t make this problem go away.
A couple of days ago I updated the WordPress software that runs this blog, so you may notice some differences in the admin screens. I see different screens than everyone else, so I’m not sure.
Also, I decided to move things around a bit on the sidebar, and add a couple more features. If you scroll down, starting right below recent comments you’ll see RSS feeds from Think Progress, Real Climate, Common Dreams, and Truthout. This might give you a reason to check in even when it’s slow (like it has been the past few weeks), because those RSS feeds update with the latest headlines from all 4 of those sites.
Lemme know what you think, if you’re so inclined. Comments and suggestions are welcome.
I was looking for a comment in the admin screen and noticed that several comments were in the trash. One of them was mine, and I’m sure I didn’t delete it. Several were uni’s, and they were innocuous. Is someone deleting comments by accident? Uni, are you deleting your own comments for some reason?
I shouldn’t need to say this. If I discover someone is intentionally deleting posts other than their own I will ban them from viewing this site. Immediately and irrevocably.