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The McGehee Hiatus Is Over (Apparently)

Kevin McGehee at the The McGehee Zone, fellow Swamp Stomper, had taken a bit of a sabatical for several weeks, complaining of “running dry”, and resorting to just posting once a week for a while.

That appears to be over.  Here’s my comment today on a piece he posted yesterday:

I don’t know if anyone else noticed, but this posting marked seven consecutive days of posting for the man who once said he was burned out on blogging!  I think that constitutes the end of the so-called hiatus.  Welcome back to the land of verbose, my friend!

Kevin is a sharp dude, a great writer of fiction from what I’ve been watching this summer, and a quick political wit.

Welcome back, man!…

New And Improved

Welcome to the new look for The Conservative Reader!
We’ve implemented a new WordPress theme to help provide a cleaner and easier to read look.
Although we’ll be tweaking the site over the next several weeks, please observe the following changes:

  • A new Featured Post box at the top of the page, as part of a tabbed box. We will have our most recent feature item in this space.
  • The tabbed box will allow us to make access to key content more easily available in the future. Look for new tabs when you visit.
  • The top headlines from several major news sites are found near the upper right part of the screen.
  • Easier search and access to Archives and Categories.
  • Other content in the far

Problems With Feeds

It appears that my rss feeds and daily subscription email deliveries have been down for the last day or so.  As best I can tell, my Friday posting was the main culprit.  I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.  If you’ve missed the the articles titled “Doing My Part” and “What Does It Mean To Suffer?”, you can click on the names of the articles or simple come to the web site to view them.…


Swamp Stomper Alert: Fairness Doctrine not just for talk radio

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From the Business and Media institute:

There’s a huge concern among conservative talk radio hosts that reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine would all-but destroy the industry due to equal time constraints. But speech limits might not stop at radio. They could even be extended to include the Internet and “government dictating content policy.”

FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell raised that as a possibility after talking with bloggers at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. McDowell spoke about a recent FCC vote to bar Comcast from engaging in certain Internet practices – expanding the

Liberty Pundit Closing Down

Just announced late last week, Brian is shutting down for good, and letting the domain registration expire.

I’ve found Brian’s commentary to be refreshing and entertaining over the past year tht I’ve followed him.  I am sad to see him go, and hope that he’ll show up here and there.

As a fellow Iowa, it’s also sad to see him drop off the field of Iowa bloggers.  You’ll be missed here as well!

Take care.…


Quick Note On Oil Prices…

I’ve been noting the movement of the price of oil for several days now, and although the direction of the changes have been correct, the actual amounts that I’ve been disclosing as “closing” are actually the price at the time I looked at them on the Reuters web site… which continues to reflect, from what I see now, after-hours trading prices.  Not Reuters’ fault at all, just a misunderstanding on my part.

I need to look around for a more reliable way to track this each day.

I’m open to suggestions!…


Internet Explorer Users: Sorry About The Outage

To those of you who are Internet Explorer users, I apologize for the fact that you were unable to get to The Conservative Reader during the past 12 hours.  I’m not 100% sure of the cause of the problem, but it has something to do with a tool called “Sitemeter” that I use to track how many people are coming to this web site.

For now, I’ve shut off the tool.  I’ll put it back on only when I know it’s safe.  Evidently this has affected tens of thousands of web sites, so we’re not alone.…


Online Rules Of Discourse: Could We?

About four months ago (I know, I’m a little behind catching up with some general topics), DavidL at BitsBlog shared an item from Edward Wasserman at the Miami Herald.  Wasserman’s thought was that there is a need for rules to constrain course, offensive, and threatening language on the internet, or at least the news and blogosphere.

David’s response to Ed’s commentary was not unexpected, nor inappropriate.  I agree that those who wish to maintain open content and uncensored invectives is a right that should be available to those who wish to interact in that manner.  And David is correct, if you don’t like it, don’t read it.

That doesn’t change the fact that some of us see a need for rules that exist within a …

Checking Out Another Wall(-E)

Tonight, my 11-year-old niece wants to go see Wall-E (as do I), so we’re heading out to see that (despite what I understand is an overtly “global-warming-the-Earth-is-gonna-perish-unless-we-do-something-now” message.

Reminds me the last movie I saw with “Wall” as the center of the title (The Wall) was another strong message from a different kind of left.

It’s always a pleasure to have my niece visit us, and I may not have much time for significant blogging the next few days.  Feel free to use this as an open thread.

I will provide a review of the movie as well.…


One More Apology From Me Today…


All of my images have been gone from about noon today until 11:30 PM.  I just realized when I upgraded to 2.5.1, I forgot to reload my backup of the “uploads” folder.

I’m really sorry about that.  Everything should be tidy again now!…

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