I assume you voted for “Gerald Ford”, not “Jerald”.
There was a fellow around here back in the late nineties named OWK (One Who Knows). I met him at the March For Justice and expressed my appreciation for his writings. I don’t believe he’s around here anymore, though. More’s the pity, I loved reading his stuff.
Most all of the posts that catch my attention seem to be posted by blam.
Only one person can answer blog questions.
I don't do it on purpose... it just seems to happen.
Welcome to FR.
1. “evangelical young earth”
2. “young earth right wing”
Why not Mars or Venus?
I am confused.
I don’t think FreeRepublic is truly a ‘blog’. It’s a discussion forum. We don’t have our own ‘blogs’; we have “ping lists” or, as in my case ‘Snap list’ (Western Pa lingo as in ‘gumband snap’) or Joe Brower has the “Bang List” for his gun rights thread.
It depends on what you are interested in, KathyinAlaska hosts the ‘Freeper Canteen’ - honoring and supporting our troops. Sunkin Civ has the Archaeology ping list. There are too many to name.
Butterdezillion, little jeremiah, STARWISE, rxsid, fred nerks, FARS (runs Anti-Mullah a blog that reports on what is happening inside Iran), Beckwith (runs the Obama File, LucyT, JeanS, Jim Robinson, John Robinson, Kristinn (he is BRILLIANT and I am not exagerating, Las Vegas Ron, Red Steel... I pretty much pop my head out of the gopherhole any time I see something by these folks, and a lot of others. These are just a few that come to mind. I KNOW I missed a bunch of people, forgive me guys! I have 3 ten year old boys at the house for a two day stayover... I am a bit frazzled LOL :)
Good bloggers write their own material and post it in full on FR. Blogpimps instead excerpt their own material to get blog hits. Many of these pimps have numerous ads on their blogs and get paid per click. The pimps typically care more about getting hits for their blogs than about sharing info with FReepers. Some blogpimps have also been busted for plagiarism.
Those bloggers who don't needlessly exerpt their own work are not bothered and can become well respected.
DUmmie FUnnies is often excellent.
Over a decade ago, FR got taken to court for depriving some major news sources of website hits in an argument over copyright vs. fair use doctrine. The fallout from that was that some sources can no longer be posted on FR. Some require an excerpt with a link to the original source for the full article and some may still be posted in their entirety.
The excerpted articles were generally received as an inconvenience by FReepers at the time since we were used to coming here and reading the full articles and discussing them here. Some links required registration at the sources to read the full articles etc., so it was viewed as a bad thing.
Then, a lot off bloggers came along who, while posting their own content, excerpted it to push hits for their blogs, even though there was no requirement for the articles to be excerpted since the copyright holder (if there was one) was the person posting the article to FR, so excerpting, which was viewed by most folks as a necessary evil to view some source material, became a means for folks to 'pimp' their own blogs, using FR as the street corner.
Subsequently, the view on Vanities has somewhat changed, i.e. if you're a member of FR and feel you have something worth posting that will be thought provoking, intriguing, and want to have it viewed, read and hashed out here on FR, post the whole thing.
We'll let you know what we think of it. 'Blog pimping' is generally frowned upon (except of course by the pimps) by those of us that perceive FR as a conservative community and gathering place. If a person wants to have their blog, article, column, etc. read and discussed here they're certainly welcome to, but it's perceived as disrespectful to use this site as a gateway to draw attention to your stuff posted elsewhere.
Anyone who has not been sniffed out and zotted by humblegunner is O.K.
Iv'e often wondered what became of OWK.Pinging some who may know.
Not sure an "evangelical young earth" type fella would be that enamoured with the likes of OWK though.8)
There are many great intellects here and many differing viewpoints.It's sometimes difficult to know who's right and who's not.Like anywhere else it'll be the spirit of the poster that will help you determine which way you lean.Enjoy.
Your could follow my blog ... but only if you like geeky, mathy webcomics and stuff and understand that sort of thing. Otherwise, .... oh, that’s not what you were talking about. Nevermind.