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How I Got Un-Censored

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Well, now my post, “Boiling-Over Hypocrisy,” has been successfully published on Facebook. You are probably wondering how I managed that.

I hypothesized that maybe the problem was not what I said in the post, but the photo I used to illustrate it. As an experiment, I replaced that splendidly applicable illustration with a picture of a happy puppy. And voila–now suitable for Facebook!

Here are some more happy puppies, to keep me from getting censored again today. Pictures of celery stalks are also a safe bet, probably.

I conclude that Facebook, or its robot, censored the photo, not the text. See no evil, as the saying goes.

Reminds me of a friend of mine whose dashboard oil light kept going on; so he solved that problem by taping a piece of paper over the light. You can probably intuit the eventual fate of his car.

I’ve Been Censored

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My essay on “Boiling-Over Hypocrisy” cannot be posted on Facebook… because it violates FB’s “Community Standards.” I would love to know what “community” they’re talking about.

Maybe it’s the photo I chose to illustrate the post. True, it’s an offensive picture. That’s why I picked it. It offends me. It also happens to be a factual example of what I’m talking about.

Somehow “hate” is never “hate” if it’s practiced by leftids.

Now let’s see if this post is censored, too.

Just Getting Started

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I am so totally late today, I don’t know why, haven’t got anything posted yet, viewer numbers way below par–really, I don’t know what’s what. I am not as badly off as this poor fish who finds a dinosaur waiting for him in the deserted halls of his office building after all the sane people have gone home. But I am way off track today and I don’t know if I can catch up.

If anybody out there wants to step forward and selflessly take the blame for this sorry state of affairs, I would appreciate it.

Can I Go Play Now?

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All right! The laundry’s done, I’ve cranked out yet another Newswithviews column, I’ve updated this blog, and I’m pooped.

I want to have some fun! Somebody throw me a stick. I’ll bring it back, I promise. I would like to devise some way go attract more viewers, but how many contests can I run? We just finished the Christmas Carol Contest, and it’s too early for another comment contest.

I wonder if I ought to post one of my recipes for what my wife calls tasteless food.

Oh, No!

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I just realized I haven’t yet devoted a single thought to this week’s Newswithviews column. What can I say but “Fap!”? I am confounded.

Suggestions, anyone? Or should I just take a peek into the crystal ball and see what’s available?

Aaaaaand I’ve got to go to the laundry!

I’m Tuckered Out

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Viewership is down today, but nothing much I could do about it. I had a special assignment for Chalcedon: write a 2,000-word article on the Bell Mountain books, how I came to write them, what I’ve learned in doing it, and so on. That’s a lot of words to write about yourself! Anyway, it’s done, and will appear in The Chalcedon Report by and by.

The iguana in this picture looks astoundingly like mine, except more of his spines are worn away. He insisted on sleeping on a perch he had when he was a fifth of his current size, and threw a sulk when I replaced it with a bigger one. I had to put the old perch back. Then he’d sleep on the new one, with his tail draped over the old.

‘Comments Disabled’

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A number of you wished to comment on my post, “Looking for Reasons to Kill You,” only to find “Comments Disabled.” I have re-enabled them just now.

This happens a lot, and it’s maddening. So many steps have been added to the posting procedure, it’s really easy to miss one. I could ask WordPress to make “Leave a Reply” my default setting, but I don’t trust them not to replace this problem with something worse that I can’t fix. Like making the posts tiny light-blue print on a grey background. Fap! (They did that once before, and it took hours to put it right.)

I appreciate your letting me know when the comments are disabled. Which makes it devilish hard to have a comment contest, or any kind of reader participation. For the time being, I think we’ll have to live with this.

The management regrets any inconvenience.

The Ol’ Milestone… Almost

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It looks like I’m going to fall short of 100,000 views for the year by a little less than 2,000. So close!

I believe it was Violet Crepuscular–or was it Voltaire?–who said life is like a Mille Bornes game. You’re rolling along, slapping down those 100-mile cards, sometimes a 200, and suddenly you’ve got a flat tire (“Creve!”), or a red light, or a speed limit (“Limite de Vitesse”) and you’re either stopped or slowed. You need a spare tire (“Roue de Secours”) or a green light, whatever, to get going again. Unless you were holding on to a Puncture-Proof (“Increvable!”) or a Right of Way card: then you can execute a Coup Fourre. But it’s hard to come up with a Coup Fourre in real life. Although not as hard as pulling one off in a game of Monopoly.

I’ve just written my Newswithviews column for the week. I only have to write one of those per week, but it feels like a lot more.

But tomorrow’s New Year’s Day, and we are hoping for a rest. We like to watch The Time Machine on New Year’s Day–that wonderful George Pal production from 1960, starring Rod Taylor and Yvette Mimieux. And we’ll have Patty’s pork casserole for supper–heavenly! And since we set up our air purifier and started her on her medicine, Robbie hasn’t coughed much. If she’s coughed today, I missed it. She’s been a very good girl about her medicine.

So again, thanks to all of you who visited this blog throughout the year, and shared your comments–and your prayers–and gave us your fellowship.

Tomorrow we’ll crank it up again.

Absolutely Your Last Chance to Buy My Books!

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Yes–this is indeed your last chance to buy my books in the year 2018! If you wait till tomorrow, it’ll be 2019.

So get onto and order a couple of ’em, or click “Books” and then the little shopping cart icon and order direct from the publisher. It’s easy! Even I could do it, and I stink at computers.

The saga begins with Bell Mountain and now consists of ten books, with No. 11, The Temptation, just about ready to come off the press. Thrill to wars, miracles, treachery, conversions, really strange and menacing beasts, weird barbaric customs, love, friendship, faithfulness, barbarian invasions, an avalanche–everything that makes life worth living! It’s all in here.

Buy ’em for your kids, and by the time they reach No. 10, The Silver Trumpet, they’ll be old enough to read ’em all over again.

And I have heard, but cannot confirm, that every time anybody buys one of my books, somewhere in the world, a leftid cries “Ouch!”

A Big Milestone… Just Missed

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Well, here it is, December 29. And if I can get 1,000 views a day, today and tomorrow and the next day, I will have hit 100,000 for the year.

Just missed! But it does give this blog something to shoot for next year. I didn’t say “me” because this blog is a lot more than just me. It’s all of you, too. We’re all in this together. That’s one of the things that makes it so worthwhile.

Anyway, I’ll do the best I can, these last three days.

Thanks to all of you for helping push this merry-go-round.

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