The wife’s out of town and it’s raining. Pretty dull prospect for the rest of the day.
Got a long email from Al Halbert, usual birther complaints (“why are you …”) and he’s actually trying to defend “ascendant” as “ancestor” in Federalist 68. Apparently he’s up to Part 11 of his series at the Western Center for Journalism web site. I do not want to wade into that stuff.
Maybe Orly has some comic relief. I wish someone would tell her how to embed a video so it fits in the space allotted on her page. Now if it were me me, I’d opt for a layout with wider articles. This blog nicely accommodates a 600 pixel image. Hers should probably limit images to about 456. The code for her New Hampshire video has:
She can change the width from 560 to 456 and the height would come out about 256. I’ve stopped writing my articles using the WordPress admin interface and do all my writing using Microsoft Live Writer (free download for Windows users). It has a few problems and limitations, but the convenience far outweighs the drawbacks. In Live Writer, you can just click drag images to any size you want, and it will automatically upload and link to the full-sized image. It will also embed YouTube videos automatically and at the right size (using Flash, not HTML 5).
I hadn’t noticed before (or forgot) that Orly has a hit counter at the bottom of her home page. It reads 30,208,069. (I got about 2.4 million page views this past 12 months.)
In an article “Dracula is in charge of the blood blank,” Orly features a reader comment that includes:
The rest are those who work, pay theirs taxes, love their God, family, dogs and theirs gun.
This commenter obviously didn’t read the Constitution where it says that voters must have two citizen guns. Orly has a curious headline: “Rasmussen: Romney is widening the lead: 50-42.” Looking back over the history of Rasmussen tracking poll results, I couldn’t find such a result.
Checked my Google alerts. A letter to the LA Times says birthers are just racists. I left a comment.
Wow, here’s a wonderfully ambiguous headline from WorldNetDaily:
Readers here may guess that the “him” in the article is North Carolina Congressional candidate Jim Pendergraph. One has to read down into the story a ways to figure out that it’s not Obama that the Charlotte Observer has lost faith in – it’s a birther candidate. I don’t see how this is a “WND EXCLUSIVE” since I covered the story on this blog the day before WND did. The Charlotte Observer changed it’s endorsement on May 3.
The dog walked in. She’s rather disoriented with the wife out of town. I gave her a little pat.