There is a good reason today’s post didn’t come out at O’Dark Thirty this morning: Twitter. I use Twitter more than any other social-media or web tool to promote The Shack. I found out last night that blog posts, which normally get tweeted thanks to a very handy and reliable WordPress plugin weren’t. Also, there was a some type of problem with the Echofon program I use for Twitter. Both of those problems centered around the bit.ly link-shortening service that both programs use. Given the problems in Libya right now (which is the host for the .ly extension), I figured I’d wait until later in the day to post this, in the hopes that the situation would resolve itself.
Which it apparently has. So, that’s good. Otherwise, I would have to tweet my blog posts manually, which is a bit of a pain.
And now, links!
- My, aren’t conservatives a good-looking bunch?
- Jeffrey Lord has decoded Dana Milbank’s latest plea to get invited to all the cool D.C. cocktail parties. Party invites and social ostracism is at the heart of a lot of D.C. politics, by the way.
- One of the Senate seats in Texas will be up for grabs in 2012 and, right now, the race is wide open. If you’re interested in the race, keep your eyes on two men — Michael Williams and Ted Cruz. I favor Williams more than Cruz at this point, but either of them would be a definite upgrade for conservatives.
- I am Orlando Zapata Tamayo. I wish this story would get more MSM traction, but it involves taking a hard line on the Castro Brothers.
- This week’s Trifecta answers the question, “Who are the real fatcats?”
- Oil is up around $100 a barrel, the oil companies have jumped through every hoop the administration has set in front of them and still they can’t drill where the oil is. At this point, it’s more than fair to ask why the President won’t obey a judge’s order to lift the Gulf drilling ban.
- “Bad Jew!” and other examples of political civility from the rabble-rousing left.
- Speaking of civility, is this an example of the left’s new political tone or an incredibly awkward proposition?
- Michelle Malkin on “The Kansas Horror”. This truly is a horrible story. In a better world, it would have the same galvanizing effect in our nation as “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”.
- Say what you will about Arianna Huffington, but she is certainly an accomplished and bloodthirsty capitalist, no matter what she says on television (via mediagazer).