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Simple Questions About Obamacare

To the American Left, please answer a few questions about Obamacare. How can the ACA be so good when it is going to drive tens of millions of Americans out of their existing coverage when the employer mandate kicks in?   What about the mandate forcing folks to act against their faith? Their 1st Amendment rights are violated under the ACA by making contraceptives, sterilization and aborto-facient drugs are mandatory for employers to provide.   What about the over 20 new taxes that are hitting the American people for a half a trillion dollars? These are levied against medical innovators, […]

The Year That Was: 2013, Top Stories

I think it would be safe to say the 2013 was a very strange year. From beginning to end, it supplied the conservative blogosphere with enough controversy, insanity, and flat-out moon battery to keep both writer and reader quite busy. So, off the top of my head, here are my thoughts on some of the top stories of 2013.   Our first story, and the one most covered here the Conservative Hideout, is ObamaCare. We predicted doom, gloom, and absolute failure for president Obama signature legislation. Let’s just say that it did not disappoint. We saw more job losses, hours […]

Conservative Hideout 2.0 Named to Daley Gator’s Top 25 Blogs List

To be recognized by one’s peers is always an honor. And, when it comes from a fellow member of the Resistance, as well as the VRWC, it only doubles the compliment.  Over the weekend, Doug, the proprietor of the Daley Gator, posted his top 25 Blogs.  Here it is… Click the links to check out what these blogs are covering American Power The Other McCain Pirates Cove Weasel Zippers Camp of the Saints Gateway Pundit Wyblog I Own the World Theo Spark The Right Scoop Lonely Conservative Conservative Hideout Nice Deb Moonbattery Bearing Arms 90 Miles From Tyranny Blazing Cat […]

Site News: Updates, New Commenting System, and Pinging Issues

In the never-ending effort to make the CH 2.0 work slightly more efficiently than a ’73 Pinto with a broken rear bumper, I’ve been making some changes and adjusting some things. 1.  I installed the Disqus commenting system.  It’s been around for a while, and it’s finally to the point that I rather like it.  WordPress’s default system was slow, and reloaded the page each time I responded to a comment.  Plus, It’s really hard to comment on other sites powered by WordPress when it made you sign in to WordPress to comment every time, and then would give you […]

Saturday Links: Special Four Year Anniversary Edition

It may come as a shock, and I know it did to me, but I recently passed the four year anniversary (blogivresary if you will) of the Conservative Hideout.  On February 11, 2009, I published The Piggly Wiggly and the Porkulus, and the Conservative Hideout was born.  The site has evolved quite a bit since it’s inception, and I’d have to thank all of the contributors, commenters, readers, those on the blogroll, and those that have just dropped me a email to encourage me.  It has meant a great deal to me, it will hopefully continue for the next four […]

We’re BAAAAACK!

In case anyone noticed, the site was down for a while.  Obviously, it is back.  Let’s just say that the hosting company saw that the server that hosted the CH 2.0 was having some problems.  That would explain the frequent outages that wee plaguing he site over the last few days.  So, the hosting folks migrated the site to another server and everything went kaput.  Apparently, the DNS for the site got screwed up.  However, the problem has been fixed, and the site seems to be working normally.  So, thanks for your patience, and let me know if there are […]

Hey! How Does a Blog Work?

I was recently asked-yesterday, in fact, about how this blog works.  So, to unveil the “behind the scenes” world of blogging, I’ll go though some common questions, and how bloggers accomplish them. Q:  Hey Matt, how come your blog posts things all day? Matt:  Well, the more posts a blog has (in general) the more traffic (visits) it will receive.  I personally make sure the posts are done at specific times, like 8 AM, noon and 5PM. Q:  Why those times? Matt:  I have a system for doing it.  For one, the 8AM post catches traffic from readers before they go […]

Gone Fishin’

Well, not really.  I just have too many distractions at this point, so I need to attend to business. See you all later!

Site News: Taking bit of a Break

  I have to admit that the sleep deprivation that I usually subject myself to has been taking a toll.  That, and my day job requires a bit more of my attention.  So, I’m going to at least slow down for a week or so to recharge my batteries, so to speak.  I’ll still do some posting, and maybe some videos, but most of the content is going to be from the contributors.  Basically, I’m toast, and I need to take a rest and recharge the old batteries. So, keep on stopping by for some good contributor posts, and I’ll […]

Attention WordPress.com Bloggers

There are a few WordPress.com bloggers that I frequent.  There are several of them, like Conservatives on Fire, and America’s Watchtower, on which I post regular comments.  However, for the past few days, anytime I try to comment, I get a message indicating that my email account is associated with a WordPress.com account, and that I need to sign in to my account to post a comment. That email address is associated with an existing WordPress.com account, please log in to use it. The problem is this… I don’t have a WordPress .com account.  I never have, and even when […]

Thanks a Ton: I’ve Been Blogging for Three Years!

Actually, the “blogaversary” was on Saturday.  Three years ago then, Posted The Piggly Wiggly and the Porkulus, and the Conservative Hideout was drug, kicking and screaming, into the world. What do I say?  I have a ton of people to thank, like Snarky Basterd, who inspired me to start blogging in the first place.  Then, there have been all the contributors, like Don, the late Ken Minor, AG, Matthew, Marie, Jackie,  Jason, A Conservative Teacher, Jim, John, Manhattan Infidel, and RHM. That’s just for starters: Pam Geller:  Who took the time to link me, and actually responded to my emails when […]

Site News: Political Scraps Gets a Makeover

For those of you that have been following our plots and and endeavors at the CH 2.0, you know that there has been a forum here for a long time.  In fact, the forum came before the blog.  A few weeks ago, John, Don, and I hatched a plot called “Political Scraps.”  The concept is simple: have a place for everyone to debate with one important caveat-we would follow President Obama’s  call for “Civil Discourse.”  That, of course, would force all involved to stick with the facts, and that would make things rather interesting. While that plan seemed to be sound, the forum itself was […]

Site News: Political Scraps

Some of you might remember that when I started the Conservative Hideout (almost three years ago), that it was a forum.  The blog came later, as I wanted something to do until the forum took off (that and some prodding from Snarky Basterd).  Little did I know at the time that the blog would become my main pursuit.  So, the forum sat, mainly unused and forlorn.  Then, a few weeks ago, John, from the Sentry Journal, had an idea.  What if there were a place for actual debate to occur? Where leftists and Conservatives could actually discuss issues openly.  Now […]

You’ve Come to the Right Place!

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Welcome to the new and improved CH.2.0!  It’s supercharged!  It slices! It dices!  It makes julienne fries!  It cleans all stains with zero effort!  It makes all readers look like “Smiling Bob,” bulging with pride!  It’s intellectual viagra, with a splash of meth! Well, it doesn’t do any of those things, but it is still a great place to keep up with all things Conservative. The move was necessary because the original blog, which will be around for another week or so, was having some database problems.  So, I had to rebuild it from scratch. While is looks pretty much the same, it’s […]

Site News: I'm Still Here

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Hey all.  I have family visiting this weekend, so posting will be light.   I’ll have some contributor posts for today, and the Sunday Link post will be delayed, so enjoy the contributor posts, and later on Sunday, I’ll have our usual collecting of links. As for comments, I’ve had to end my prohibition against bringing work home.  I have some projects at work that I simply cannot do during my day job hours.  So, I’m trying to strike a balance between work and blog.  Hopefully, I’ll have that better sorted out next week. Thanks for your patience, and for […]

Site News: Comments and Leftist Spam

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If you hadn’t noticed, I haven’t had as much time for making the rounds.  Actually, I’m not even responding to many comments here.  I do apologize for both, and want folks that comment here to know that I do read each and every one of them, and very much appreciate them. Let’s just say that life has thrown me some curve balls lately, and while everything is all right, I do have a lot to plan and think about.  I’m trying to get posts up every day, and hit a few of the regular sites that visit here, so don’t […]

So, I like, broke the blog and stuff…

When Don or John are going to post here, I always remind them, “don’t break the blog!”  We all get a chuckle out of it.  However, I failed to follow my own admonition. WordPress 3.2 came out today.   I had backed up the databases this morning, and saved one of the backups with all the posts, tags, categories and the like.  So, I figured I had my bases covered, and hit the update button. (insert Ka-Boom sound here.) Apparently, the Arras Theme does not like WordPress 3.2, and crashed the site, but good.  The CH 2.0 had been on […]

Site News: I brought some work home edition

Hey all.  I don’t do it often, but I brought some work home.  That means no rounds tonight, but if you like, you could hit RapidFire, and see all the (mostly) wholesome Conservative goodness that’s baked right in.  That, and you can add it to your blogroll.  Check it out, it’s meant to be a one-stop-shop for all of your Conservative Blogging needs. Ideas and suggestions are always welcome. For some reason, I’m in a good mood, even after bringing work home.  There must be something wrong.  

Site News: A New Conservative Hideout Site

  Every now and again, I get the urge to do something a little different.  Last October, I introduced the Conservative Hideout Information Center.  The problem was that the site didn’t work all that well, and it didn’t take off.  So, I’ve been on a quest to make a site that a blogger can visit, and get most, if not all of the news and opinion of the day. I think I may be on to something now. Conservative Hideout Rapidfire is an aggregator.  There are currently twelve blogs involved, many that are associated with the Resistance.  This is what RapidFire does… 1. […]

Site News: Some New Friends

As I’ve been looking over more and more Conservative Sites, I’ve added some to the Blogroll.  Also, I’ve found a couple that have linked me, so I have reciprocated. Here are our new links: Ace of Spades HQ All American Blogger Another Black Conservative Cassie Fiano Five Ft Three Gun Toting, Bible Thumping, Bitter Americans Nonsensible Shoes Proud American Capitalist Robert Huckins Victim Sister Toldjah Western Hero I’ll have some links from all of these fine bloggers in the Sunday Link Post, so check them all out. If you link the Conservative Hideout, let me know.  As long as you’re […]

I'm Taking a Break

It’s been a very eventful last couple of months, and I’ve been very busy with the CH 2.0.  But, I have to be honest, I’m exhausted, and there are a ton of unfinished projects around the house.   So, I’m going to take a break for the rest of the week.  I’ll publish some “classic” posts, and some contributor material.  If anything major happens, or something catches my eye, I’ll post it.  Otherwise, I’ll see you all for the Sunday Link post. Thanks for all of your visits and comments, and if you want, you can help me by hitting […]

Site News: A New Friend, and Someone Moved

It’s good to have friends, and we have a new one here at the CH 2.0.  jonapope, proprietor of Politically Corrected, has a great site, and I’ve added him to the blogroll.  Check his place out.  Here are some of his recent posts. Great Democrat Ideas! On Second Though Maybe We Should KSM at Gitmo Tuesday’s Real Political Cartoon Monday’s Political Cartoon Also, Da Tech Guy has entered the world of self-hosted WordPress in grand fashion. Here are some of his recent posts. The Two Wisconsin post election questions: 0-4 If this keeps up I’ll have to sue the Red […]

Site News: New Friends, New Links

Thanks, as alway, to the regulars for making this a regular stop.  There is a new friend to discuss, and link, as well as some other blogs that you might find interesting. Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion:  Run by the wise and well written William A. Jacobson, Legal Insurrection is a great stop for all things Conservative.  I’d invite you to check it out, and I thank him for adding the CH 2.0. Da Tech Guy: This is a most excellent site.  Da Tech Guy covers it all, and does it very well.  Perhaps he’ll add the Ch 2.0?? Instapundit: Glenn Reynolds is prolific, thorough, and his […]

It's been two years??

Why yes, yes it has.  In my rush through last week, I missed my own Blog anniversary. On Febuary 11, 2009, I posted The Piggly Wiggly and the Porkulus, and the Conservative Hideout was born.  It was on a free host with crappy capabilities, but it was mine, and I wrote my guts out.  Snarky Basterd was my only reader, but others eventually joined.  We’ve seen a lot of history in the last two years.  Much of it unfortunate, and it will require a titanic effort to undo.  However, we’ve also seen the start of the Tea Party Movement.  We’ve […]

A Special Thanks to Supporters

Things have been good for the CH 2.0 as of late.  That is due to the support of the readers, who make this site a regular stop, and take the time to drop a comment.  Also, we have people that faithfully link here, which brings in traffic, but more importantly, helps spread the word about our ideas. Along those lines, The Other McCain published a post about our resource post, Resource Links: Tucson Shooting Propaganda vs. the Truth.  That deserves massive thanks, along the lines of Obama bowing to a foreign leader (except that in this case, it is warranted).  […]