For the Record…His Public “Birth” Records and “Citizenship” Claims Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
With respect to Redstate, that is.
For some time now I’ve been “signing off” at the end of all diaries and comments with an affirmation of proud membership here at Redstate that was robotically populated from my profile here at the website. Today that reads:
Registered: 5 years, 7 months.
To be absolutely clear, I was always and still remain proud of that. More than five years is something of a “personal best” for me. In the context of most twelve step programs, that is an eternity in any relationship (constant reading and periodic comments and diaries) for me not to say something so monumentally stupid and/or offensive that the authorities feel the need to ban me from the site. It almost seems too good to be true.
Actually, most of the credit is probably more properly placed with the Redstate community as a whole for their ability to effectively ignore the idiot in the room in the hopes that he will quietly go away. Well, ignorance is bliss…I can live with that.
Staying true to the old axiom…it now appears that such a claim of longevity cannot possibly be true.
In a recent diary (1), Mr. Trevino documented the birth of Redstate as July 16, 2004 so the registration information I’ve been parroting would place me as a member within the first couple months. I freely confess to being a lurker from the very start…actually, a transfer lurker and one time commenter from Tacitus…but cannot provide accurate recollection or supporting information to further claim being a “first two monther”.
In fact, my first diary is dated April 21, 2006 (2)…with a single comment by c17wife – now that’s a pleasant blast from the past…and notes on my desk calendar from that time seem to support that I registered on the site on or just prior to that date.
A not-so-quick side note…my first comment here was actually a little more a month later. I cannot find a link to the actual diary but it covered what I had hoped was a bad memory of past administration corruption and not of Czarist activity to come. You guessed it…Carol Browner. Here’s the text:
At least that is a step in the right direction. It wasn’t so long ago that this type of activity might just go virtually unnoticed. See Carol Browner…
The same day news of the imminent Andersen indictment was floated, the Wall Street Journal noted that Browner’s EPA had destroyed documents in the closing days of the Clinton administration despite a federal judge’s order not to do so.
“EPA officials had hard drives erased and back-up e-mail tapes destroyed. Judge [Royce] Lamberth is now considering a motion to order the EPA, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, former Administrator Carol Browner and her two top deputies to show why they shouldn’t be held in contempt.”
Six months ago, on her last day in office, Bill Clinton’s former eco-chief oversaw the destruction of her computer files – in clear violation of a judge’s order requiring the agency to preserve its records. According to recently released testimony in a freedom of information lawsuit filed against EPA by the Landmark Legal Foundation, Browner told a computer technician: “I would like my files deleted. I want you to delete my files.”
Once again I’ll repeat a Redstate favorite of mine: “Those who learn from history are surrounded by those destined (or is it determined?) to repeat it”. Shame on us.
So if I succeeded in drawing your attention here with a provocative title and kept it long enough to get this far down the page, I’ll conclude with possibly the lamest “me too” moment in Redstate history…following the Achance chart topper from a few weeks back…it appears to be my fourth anniversary at Restate. I think.
Takin’ it one day at a time…
Proud Redstate Member Since April 2006…?