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I’m Beat

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All of a sudden I’ve got a book to write, a book to edit, three new books to read and review, not to mention sundry other tasks lined up. And it’s deathly hot, and I think our lamb chops were off a little because neither of us got much sleep last night. In fact, I didn’t get any. None at all until Dawn rosy-fingered came tapping at my bedroom window.

Well, lemme at that pen and legal pad, and I’ll see what I can do.

If any of you feel moved to ask the Lord to give me some extra strength today, I’d much appreciate it.

Have I Been Banned by Facebook?

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All of a sudden, again, I’m getting no Facebook referrals. WordPress says I’m still connected to Facebook–but there are no referrals. Was it something I said, that Facebook’s robots didn’t like?

I don’t know, nobody tells me anything. I suppose a few of you could try to do a referral or two, with one of my posts, and see what happens. I’ll let you know if it works.

I wonder if all speech but lib-speech is condemned as “hate speech.”

Now It’s My Turn to be Sick

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These past couple of days with sky-high temperatures and dirty air alerts have laid me low: up all night with a sinus toothache. My sinuses haven’t drained for several days. Heck, I’m not even dressed yet.

I do feel a little better since I sat down here, but don’t expect too much out of me today. I don’t know how I’m going to write my Newswithviews column, but I’ll try.

A few of your prayers would be much appreciated.

Welcome, Japan!

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This June set a record for a month’s views on this blog, 7,700 and change–wow! This was due in no small part to a sudden, and completely unexpected, surge in views from Japan: like, about six years’ worth in one month.

It makes me very curious. I haven’t got a theory, haven’t got a clue. I’d love to hear from some of you readers in Japan. What brought you to my blog? Are you going to stay? I hope you do.

This has never happened here with any other country, and my brain is going around in circles, trying to figure it out.

‘Bell Mountain Movie’ Contest: Over

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My stats page tells me I got 137 reads for posts about the “Cast the Bell Mountain Movie” contest… and only four entries. And that was after I offered the Stanley Cup as the prize. So it looks like this contest simply isn’t gonna make it. Too bad. Among those four entries were some intriguing ideas.

Well, that’s that. I’m sure I’ll enjoy reading any casting suggestions anyone might care to make. It can be something we do for fun, when we feel like it. But the contest, she’s a no-go. I thank the four of you who entered. ‘Tain’t your fault the bird don’t fly.

I guess I might as well go back to comment contests. Unless some of you have other ideas that might work.

Besides which, I couldn’t raise the $100 million to get the movie into production.

Ping-backs, Anyone?

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There is an option available on my editing page, next to “Allow Comments,” that says “Allow Ping-backs and Trackbacks.” Sometimes a perverse spirit tries to tempt me into clicking that. I am deterred by the thought that if I click that option, WordPress will accuse me of “writing code” and something terrible will happen to this blog. All I know about writing code is that I must never do it. Oh, brother–what would happen if I accidentally clicked “Allow Pingbacks and Trackbacks” instead of “Allow Comments”? (He shudders.)

I’ve looked up “pingbacks,” but nothing that I’ve read has given me an understanding of what a pingback is. My wife tried, this morning, to read me an instructional post about pingbacks, but I kept getting hopelessly lost, two sentences into it. “Something terrible will happen if I try it,” I said. Eventually she agreed.

So there are no Ping-backs here, let alone Trackbacks, nor are there ever likely to be any. For all I know, a Ping-back will result in microscopic blue type on a grey background, virtually invisible. Or it might cause the rest of my hair to fall out. Unlike Elfego Baca, this blog does not have nine lives. So I have to be careful with the only one it’s got.

Hello? Anybody There?

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Maybe all this talk about the social media giants censoring and gagging conservatives is finally getting to me. But it’s unusual–even unprecedented, I think–for there to be zero Likes and zero Comments here as late as 11 o’clock in the morning, and it makes me wonder if some libs out there have found a way to cut me off from my readers. After all, I’m listed, personally, as a Big Hater and a Big Biggit by the Southern Poverty Lie Center–did you know they have a third of a billion dollars stashed in Caribbean banks? So where does the “poverty” come in?–and, although I’m hardly worth their while as a target, they’d probably like to shut me down.

If no one comments all day, I’ll know that a new crime has been invented–kidnapping without the victim knowing he’s been kidnapped.

A Sobering Thought

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All I said, yesterday, was that I don’t want to debate atheists anymore, I’m not good at it and I don’t have the patience for it. And the roof fell in: unprecedented number of comments, most of them from angry atheists who interpreted “I don’t want to debate” to mean “I’m just dying to debate you!”

By this time I hope we’ve all learned that it doesn’t take much social media savvy to make a little band of malcontents look like a multitude. That’s what they want you to believe. It’s supposed to intimidate you. Scare you. Like, who are you to stand in front of that towering blue wave of atheism? (Oops. Seem to have conflated atheism with the Democrat Party. Can’t imagine how that happened.)

Even so, I was amazed at how quickly they found this little tiny blog that nobody ever heard of, and how quickly they swarmed out of their hive to sting me. You’d think just about anyone would have better things to do.

To me it was a reminder that there aren’t many of them, but they are very good at exercising power and seeming like they’re many. Militant atheism is another one of those micro-constituencies that has our political system eating out of its hand. And shaping public policy. And owning big pieces of our popular culture: Hollywood, for instance.

If the Church were that fanatical and that organized, that would really be something to be afraid of. Heaven forbid that that should occur–unless Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, whose right it is, should rule it in person.

Fun for All Readers!

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I’ve just gotta know this: what was the worst movie you ever saw?

“Inknowable” is already aboard with “If Ever I See You Again,” but I knew he’d say that.

C’mon now, everybody–bring on the weltschmertz! Share your most appalling movie with the rest of us. Don’t be shy, hop right in. Share your pain! Give the rest of us something to laugh about. There’s nothing so funny as a truly abominable movie that you haven’t seen! Especially if it had really big, expensive stars in it.

And please feel free to describe the wretched thing, especially if you think a lot of us might not have heard of it. Vent! Let it all out.

I’m pretty sure this’ll be a lot of fun.

Hello? Anybody Here?

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After yesterday’s ructions, there’s no one here today. Was it something I said?

Things that take years to build up can be knocked down in a moment. *Sigh*

Well, faithful readers, I hope you come back. It’s like an empty house around here this morning.

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