With regard to front page contributors

    There has been a mild aggravation from some readers when I mentioned for probably the tenth time that front page contributors at RedState are all pro-life. It is nothing new. We’ve had this requirement since 2004, the year we came online. I guarantee you that for all the complaints from a very few people, we’d have a heck of a lot of complaints if we | Read More »

    Remember RS in your Christmas givings

    This is going to be a brief and to the point Diary. While the “Contribute” link (bottom of the RS Front Page) only goes to a “stub” I still urge you to find a method to help RS this Christmas season. As Neil Stevens’ reminded me, RS is a business… It has ADVERTISEMENTS! So please take the time to Click an Advertisement or two, or | Read More »

    Gunnar Lee Erickson

    7lb 4oz, 19 inches long. Born at 2:22 p.m. Yes, we listened to Rush in the womb and will continue to education.

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    Number 1, you have the bridge

    Gunnar Lee Erickson will be pushed into this world tomorrow morning at the crack of dawn. I leave the site in capable hands. I’ll be around intermittently. The hospital has wifi. Dear Leader will return. Don’t screw things up while I’m away or I’ll sick Moe on you!

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    Let’s begin taking RedState to the next level

    We have a lot of readers from Georgia. I know. I track all the IP addresses. I don’t know who all they are, but I know we have a lot. And I know we have a number of regular commenters/diarists here, not just readers. We’ve been saying we want to take RedState to the next level. So let’s start. Let’s make Georgia the pilot project. | Read More »

    “The Left owns the Internet”

    A number of interesting observations have percolated throughout the Interweb in the aftermath of the 2008 election – arguments about the “youth vote”, the “center-right versus center-left,” pushing aside social conservative issues, etc. But one of the most thought-provoking topics receiving attention is the issue of the presence (or lack thereof) of the Right in the online “Web 2.0″ universe. As a technology geek by | Read More »

    The Freedomist Expose’ On Great Conservative Causes

    Bill CollierThe American Freedomist It says in Proverbs, “let another man praise you and not yourself”, or something like that. There are many conservative groups and causes out there, some of which you may not even be familiar with. Some of them may be nothing more than a guy or gal in their living room with a $7 server, as Ralph Benko quoted from Patrick | Read More »

    Not to sound all PBS . . .

    But RedState could not do it without readers/users like you. On newsstands Monday is a profile of RedState in Newsweek. You can check it out here complete with a misspelling of my last name in the first line. Heh. After suffering demoralizing losses in the Nov. 4 election, the GOP is searching for new voices to spur a comeback. But the party’s right wing tends | Read More »

    A Proposal to Improve RedState “Stateability”

    As a follow on to Time To Get Local, I wanted to make a proposal to improve the “State” functionality of RedState. I believe my statements that I can’t promote state issues here wasn’t true, if a few improvements could be made. Since the powers that be at RedState seem to be in the mood to improve the site, I’d like to suggest the following:

    Today is my 4th birthday at RedState

    In the middle of 2004, I was told about this new blog called RedState. I was an avid reader of “Daly Thoughts” and Gerry linked here. I didn’t quite get the concept of a group blog back then. I read the front page and that was about it. I started reading the diaries and the comments and then registered on this date 4 years ago, | Read More »

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    A few words on the RedState Community

    IF YOU ARE NEW TO REDSTATE, GO DOWN TO THE HIGHLIGHT. IF YOU ARE A PRE-EXISTING USER, READ THIS: Friends, having posted this before, I want to post it again. I want to ask a favor. I want to ask you to remember that RedState is a community. Sometimes, new people move into a community. Lately, we have a lot of new users. In normal | Read More »

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    On Diaries and Recommendations

    At RedState, the user community is a big part of why we’re here. Our goal is to bring people together and push the Activist button, so when our most active readers have complaints, we pay attention, because if this site isn’t able to bring together potential activists, we’re not going to accomplish our mission. Some, however, have gotten the impression that because there hasn’t been | Read More »

    It’s been a pleasure to “know” you all

    As I informed Erick, Ben, and Mike several weeks ago, and as I decided myself several months ago, my long stint with RedState will come to an end now that the election cycle has concluded. Like many others after me, I found RedState as a random internet reader, way back in 2004. I was not politically active, but politically interested. Picked out of a crowd | Read More »

    Recieved in my personal email account

    f#ck you mormonFriday, November 7, 2008 7:05 PMFrom:”Gerard Obnoski” gerardobnoski@live.com Found your sh^^^y f<

    RedState Needs To Change

    This site is a mess. It is laid out poorly and functions like a Model T in sub-zero weather. All the error messages are inexcusable. The “editing” is hit or miss and seems to be more a function of who is awake and feels like doodling with the site than any coherent policy or strategy. But my concern goes well beyond that. Any site whose | Read More »