February 4, 2009

Confederate Yankee Logs 4 Millionth Visitor!

Yay, me!

Jesus saves? Obama SPENDS!
Posted by: Dan Collins at February 4, 2009 09:53 PM

Thank you! Thank you! I want to thank everyone who made this possible, but most of all Algore and Bob Owens. I couldn’t have done it without you. Probably. Maybe.

Posted by Dan Collins @ 9:10pm

Comments (31)

  1. YOU are Confederate Yankee? No wonder I like that blog…

  2. Yes, yes I am. And in point of fact I am also the Ace of Spades blog, Instapundit, Patterico, Treacher, Iowahawk and a host of other voices that you enjoy.

  3. Dan was the 4Mth visitor is the point I think Mr. Lt.

    That is a good blog, Confederate Yankee. omg that’s an oxymoron. I just got that.

  4. You…..go take your whorebath…….!

  5. I’ve said it before: Technology ain’t my gig…

  6. Congrats to the Confederate Yankee; who now lives in Raleigh, NC…

    And I liked the point of his post. McConnel has come up with an excellent rhetoric tool to underscore the magnitude of the stimulus…

    But I don’t think Barack Obama really cares all that much about getting America out of this recession. He seems far more interested in using the economy as a weapon of fear to impose an ideological agenda.”

    Well phrased. And I think that more and more this strategem is becoming apparent to everyday Americans…

    I hope he enjoys the euphoria of his brief popularity while it lasts. It is melting rapidly, and unlikely to last the coming spring thaw.”

    You’ll be able to tell that the curve is accelerating it’s nosedive because you’ll hear more about how this is can all be attributed to Booooooooosh!

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  8. Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House. One is from Chicago, another is from Tennessee, and the third is from Minnesota.

    All three go with a White House official to examine the fence. The Minnesota contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil. “Well,” he says, “I figure the job will run about $900: $400 for materials, $400 for my crew and $100 profit for me.”

    The Tennessee contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, “I can do this job for $700: $300 for materials, $300 for my crew and $100 profit for me.”

    The Chicago contractor doesn’t measure or figure, but leans over to the White House official and whispers, “$2,700.”

    The official, incredulous, says, “You didn’t even measure like the other guys! How did you come up with such a high figure?”

    The Chicago contractor whispers back, “$1000 for me, $1000 for you, and we hire the guy from Tennessee to fix the fence.”

    “Done!” replies the government official.

    And that, my friends, is how the new stimulus plan will work.


    Yeah I know its off topic, but the Anchoress is a class act and this is saddly pretty damn close to reality in Chicago.

  9. Also, Dan is Spartacus, the Scarlet Pimpernel, and John Galt.

  10. Di has it over at the pub…

  11. I’m demmed effusive, at least.

  12. Yeah, well, as long as he’s not a lightworker, I won’t have to shoot him…

  13. That could be interpreted, how shall we say, badly…I don’t wish to shoot the president.

  14. I should go to bed now…

  15. I’ve always enjoyed the name of that blog.

  16. meya, if you think the name of the blog is enjoyable, you ought to try the blogger.

    2 out of 2 hands can’t be wrong.

    And thanks Dan!

  17. I definitely understood your innocuous comment to be entirely innocuous, Mr. Lt. Rest easy.

  18. Confederate Yankee is what I’m going to name my fall-back BBQ joint after my job goes bellyup in this new economy.

    (I’m from GA, and my wife is from NYC)

  19. Oh my….one too many barley pops last night…apologies to all.

  20. Not at all, Lt. York. I didn’t find anything offensive at all.

  21. Just about anything ‘confederate’ has been more enjoyable since november.

  22. One thing that has puzzed me: how can federate and confederate both mean the same thing?

  23. The same way “flammable” and “inflammable” mean the same thing, I guess.

  24. The same way “parsnip” and “knob” mean the same thing.

  25. Thanks Dan and Happy…

  26. I still lament that the Confederate Air Force changed its name to “Commemorative Air Force” out of an overabundance of PC.

  27. PJM used Mr Owens a lot.

    And John Cole “strikes the right note” because ever since he switched to a lefty site, his traffic increased enormously, and he made far more money than he’d ever hoped to.

    Me, I was told I’d be used for all sort of special projects. “Just pitch them to us!” Which I did. “Sounds great/intriguing! Let’s talk!” No phone calls.

    Face it: PJM, when they hired me, were all about how they wanted to be different from the MSM. I even spoke with them about my type of content, and they assured me they were after my “edge.”

    But when they began plans to a “new media provider,” they decided that to go mainstream, they’d need to concentrate on mainstream. So they used safe choices like Steve Green (nice guy and a friend, but he ain’t really a lose canon) and ignored me entirely. Often pointedly, I thought, too.

    Any criticism of what they were doing was met with payback. Promises to run our posts on their front page were quickly forgotten and replaced by “columns” by people like Mr Owens, Rick Moran, Michelle Catalano, etc. They even began using “academics” to do semiotic analysis on occasion, though not those from the original network.

    So whatever. They may have kept their promises to everyone else, in which case, good for them. But I always felt increasingly marginalized as it was apparent to me they were mainstreaming their content.

    When I mentioned it, I was met with suggestions that I needed to “grow up” — though those suggestions were never offered me in person or over the phone or through email. They were told to other people, who brought it back to me as a courtesy.

    I hope they do well, because I like a lot of the folks still involved with the project. But let’s not kid ourselves that they were anything other than a business — and one that made a tonal shift that marginalized several blogs in their network.

  28. PJM… Sending the MSM Down the River!

    oh. Or not. Nevermind. Hey you want to see a clip of people like talking to each other about politics and stuff? Ten dollah.