Welcome to this edition of Sneaks Wide World of Blogging.
This series is dedicated to the proposition that Blogging is a prime example of the saying "Variety is the Spice of Life".
Let's get to the good stuff! ;-D
This edition is dedicated to the birth, this coming week, of a new Conservative Radio effort.
It is called Wide Awakes Radio.
You may have noticed the links I've added in the sidebar, including one of my Blogrolls.
The Wide Awakes, were born on January 6th, 2005, as a community of like minded Conservative Bloggers "dedicated to spreading conservative ideas and ideals on the net."
There are currently 28 contributors to the Blog.
They may not be the 1st such community but they sure are just as opinionated, and passionate.
As the Announcement post ( the 2nd entry posted that day ) states:
The name of our blog is “The Wide Awakes” named after supporters of Abe Lincoln in 1860 who marched through the streets in torchlight parades and spread the word of Lincoln’s candidacy.
The 1st contribution was a splendid dissertation on the fight over the final approval of the results of the 2004 Presidential Election that, and the reactions of Democrats, in a heartfelt effort to appease the Moonbats of the Left, calls their Blog God, Kos, a "blithering, idiotic, nincompoop".
Hee, hee. ;-D
The Alliance has a Statement of Purpose that makes a very important observation, and describes how they plan to react:
As of late, our opponents have sought not simply to disagree with us but rather use methods and tactics that are annoying, obscene, unconscionable, and in some cases, illegal. They have spammed our comment sections, insulted our commenters, spammed our email accounts, invaded our privacy, and threatened our peace of mind.
Most importantly, their irresponsible activities have lowered the level of political discourse thus doing a great disservice to our country and our republic.
The Wide Awakes consists of both Defenders and Writers. Defenders will function as something of a minuteman corps able to leap to the defense of a Writer who is attacked by one of the many leftist trolls who surf the conservative blogs. While defenders should always give as good as they get in such battles, they should be aware that humor, satire, and reasoned arguments are the best defense against any and all trolls.
Good for them!
And I applaude their Rules of Engagement as well.
There are 43 members in their Blogroll.
Before I move on to the Radio effort I want to highly recommend this years 4th of July post.
It is an absolute MUST for a very important reason:
A discussion of the classic broadcast by Gordon Sinclair, a Canadian broadcaster at CFRB in Toronto, on June 5, 1973 in defense of "The Americans".
How come I never heard of this before?
I just listened to it, and God, it was GLORIOUS! ;-D
I think it would have been more than appropriate, this 4th, if FOX, or Rush, or Sean, or somebody, had broadcast that speech so a new audience can appreciate it, and consider its meaning as it relates to what is happening in the world today.
It is the brain child of Kender McGowan of Kender’s Musings and has been over a year in the making. He has collected some of the best political bloggers to comprise his team.
He has some thoughts here.
He also has an interesting post on the subject of Minorities cannot be Racist.
***NOTE: 7/8 - 9AM***
More on the ORIGIN STORY as told me by CAO, of Cao's Blog, in a nice e-mail this morning:
Wow, have you done some nosing around to turn up just about the entire story without anybody tellin' ya!
WOW! Thanks for all that;
THE WIDE AWAKES Community was the brainchild of mine, Raven at And Rightly So, and Rick Moran of Right Wing Nut House.
If it weren't for Rick, however, it never would have happened.
It was with his encouragement that TWA actually became a reality.
Kender is one of the members of TWA, and has launched our sister project WIDE AWAKES RADIO ( WAR Radio )...
But it wouldn't have happened without the love and cooperation from ALL of our wonderful blogger members past and present.
This has always been a team effort.
Thanks for the linky love!
Now let's acquaint you with some remarkable Bloggers....
Word has slowly been getting out, about WAR, thanks to the various show hosts themselves ( The Schedule is here ), and a few bloggers, from the lesser known such as myself, to the justly famous.
You can learn about the backrounds of some of the hosts by checking out the list of Bio Pages in the left sidebar.
My purpose here is to introduce you to the Blogs of these fine folks, some of whom are even members of Pajamas Media, and some of whom I was aware of already, but most of which I was not.
As you listen in over the coming days, weeks, and months, give their Blogs a look as well.
***PLACE OF HONOR***
This spot belongs to DeKalb Co., GA., Detective, Dennis Carmen Stepnowski, may he rest in piece.
And to the blogger, Ms. Underestimated, a friend, and Brother Officer, who did him honor with a tribute, filled with pride, pain, and outrage.
As regular readers know my baby Sister ( Sister Deputy ) and her husband ( Deputy Brother-in-Law ) are Sheriff Deputies, and proud parents ( 1 yr. old Deputy Toddler ).
This is not the 1st time I've chosen to write about such a tragic loss, and probably won't be the last, and I am just as outraged as Ms.
Not just over the senseless loss of a brave, and dedicated officer, but over the callous, brutal stupidity shown by some idiots who came trolling to her comments in respone to what she wrote.
But that is not the end of the story because many fine people came to her defense and a interesting thread of 180 comments has resulted so far.
So read the following:
*** The Comment Thread: Katrina and Other Thoughts on Personal Responsibility.
ATTN: Law enforcement officers, friends of LEOs ( That's "Law Enforcement Officers" for all you folks in Rio Linda ), friends of the Ms., and anyone who wishes to leave condolences for Step, you may do so here. However, you too will have to register first, just as the blog commenters do. If you do not want to register, you can send your thoughts to her email address, and she will post them for you. Also, all very nice condolences, warm wishes, and heart-felt thoughts will be moved over to Step’s new post as quickly as she can, so be patient. There are, thankfully, many of those.
I hope that by bringing this story to the attention of more readers, in this fashion, that some good can come from yet another Law Enforcement tragedy.
Now let's meet the rest of the on-air talent:
1. Rick Moran, of Rightwing Nuthouse, did something very special over the previous week, and and I can't recommend it enough, and wrote a 4th of July essay, also with a history theme that is must reading as well:
I am a lifelong History Buff, and quite simple love the subject, so sue me. ;-D
2. Buckley F. Williams, of Nose on your Face, specializes in Conservative Humor, and Satire:
3. Matt Hurley, of Weapons of Mass Discussion.
4. Total Kaos:
5. Terry Dillard, of The Right Track:
6. Emperor Darth Misha 1, of The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler:
8. Brian Bonner, of The UnCooperative Blogger:
A linkfest highlighting the Central Command Electronic Newsletter - Week of June 26, 2006.
9. Pamala, of Atlas Shrugs:
A link filled Fabulous 4th of July, guiding you to a speech by Rumsfeld, an interview with an Iraqi General, and a story about America's 1st War on Terror.
10. John, Jay, and a whole slew of folks at Stop the ACLU:
11. Cao, of Cao's Blog:
12. Basil, of Basil's Blog:
An essay on Computer Terms you need to know in the Internet Age in order to navigate the Net successfully.
13. Gribbit, of Gribbit's World.
14. Ric Ottaiano, of Release the Hounds:
Abu al-Zarqawi gets his reward ( It has something to do with the number 72 that Jihadists are always so worked up about )... Hee, hee. ;-D
15. John Bambenek, of Part-time Pundit:
16. Kit and Heidi, of Euphoric Reality:
Quick-Thinking Army Doctors Tried to Save Al-Zarqawi with Manual Prostate Exam.
18. Ogre's View:
Treed by a Cat. ( A LMAO Photo that pleased this Blog's Bouncer, Nikita, no end. )
19. Stacy Harp:
20. Wild Bill, of Passionate America:
21. Justin, of Right on the Right:
22. G. M. Roper, of GM's Corner:
23. Jake Jacobsen, of Freedom Folks:
24. Peter Porcupine:
25. Todd Miller, and Kender, of Ravings of a Mad Tech:
Guard The Borders? Why Bother? We Can Hire the Mexican Military to Do It For Us!!!!
26. Kat, of Cathouse Chat:
So there ya go.... Enough outstanding reading to keep you occupied for days!
Have at it, and enjoy!
Good luck Wide Awakes Radio!