All Good Things…Greatest Hits Week Coming!

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Regular readers will recognize that our Managing Editor, Don King, had all but stopped posting.  At this point in his life, he is making some changes, including working on his radio show.  As such, he has less and less time for blogging, and is deciding to holster his keyboard, and fight he good fight in another venue.  We wish him the best in those endeavors.

As for yours truly, I am working on various projects, my career, my Church, as well as training for ministry.  As regular readers will recall, I hung it up over a year ago after realizing that our fight is as much a spiritual one as a political one.  In most respects, we aren’t fighting a competing political philosophy-we are fighting evil.  And, since evil lies and cheats, we are losing.  We’ve been trying to change the world legislatively, when I think we really need to pray, repent, and win souls.  I am actively pursuing those ends, and hope to do even more.

That leads to the question, what of this place?  I poured a little over five years into it. Don was the first contributor back in 2009, and took over full time for a little over a year, so a lot of keystrokes went into trying to tell the truth about things.  Neither Don nor myself can see just hitting the “delete button” on six years of intense effort.  So, I’m going to leave it up as a museum of sorts.  It won’t go away, even though it won’t be active.  There might be sporadic new posts, but it will be an mostly inactive site.

For the next week or so, I will be compiling a “greatest hits collection of posts,” and maybe we’ll even do one more Useful Idiot of the Month Poll.  I’ll do one last post at the end, and turn out the lights.

Thanks and stay tuned!

-Matt

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All Good Things… Some Major Changes

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For about the last 6-8 months, I’ve been wanting to change some things in my life, and those changes are finally happening.  Now is the time to make another.   Back in the fall, when I met up for lunch with former CH 2.0 contributor John Carey, we discussed my future plans.  Regular political blogging was not part of those long term plans.

Back in February of 2009, I posted Piggly Wiggly and the Porkulus, and since then, the CH 2.0 has been home to over 4600 posts, and over 25,000 comments.  At current, posting has dipped a bit, but the typical full day of posting consists of 5 posts, from myself, and the remaining active contributors.  The question was, in the fall of 2013, as it is now, what do I do with this place?  Do it shut down, like so many others have?  Or, do I just walk away and let it languish until the hosting bill comes due?  It seemed like a waste to allow the thing to go away after five years of effort.  So, I faced the option of keeping the place going until I could arrive at a long term solution, and not allow all that work to go down the tubes.

The reasons for this change are pretty numerous.  At this stage of my life, my career is zooming ahead.  I have a new full time job, plus a business on the side, that I am trying to grow.   My new job is offering many training and educational opportunities that will make me much better at what I do, but these things take time.  I’m also taking much better care of my health, so a few hours a week at the gym have been the order of business for the last year or so.  Also, I have my kiddo, who needs more of my time and guidance.  Then, over the last two years, I’ve been turning more to faith.  I am very active in my church, and I’ve been asked to take on a greater role there, which I have accepted.  Then, I also find myself in the fortunate circumstance of being in a new relationship with a wonderful woman.  Needless to say, my plate is very full to keep on doing something that is more of a burden than a pleasure.

A significant  reason that the blog has become a burden is my perception that it’s no longer the best way for me to impact the world.  As Bezmenov predicted so accurately back in the early 80’s, “access to true information does not matter anymore.”  We can post a thousand pieces of evidence that global warming is a political scheme, or several million examples that ObamaCare is harming people, or truckloads of evidence that liberalism destroys cities, nations, and people; and it will only reach so many people.  People in our nation are increasingly what Bezmenov referred to a “demoralized.”  And he didn’t mean lacking morale, but being deficient in morality.  One can shower such people with facts, figures, pictures, videos-you name it, and they will not be swayed.  It just doesn’t make a difference for them.   They want what they want, and will give power to whoever will provide them with the most.

From my Christian perspective, playing politics is like playing the Devil’s game, on his home field, by his rules, with his equipment, and all the referees are demons.   You can be correct, well researched and referenced, as well as flat out right, and you can still lose.  And, in fact, you probably will lose.  For far too many people, it’s  easier to buy the lies.  The fact the MSNBC even exists is all the proof needed to see this.  The fact that Obama was even in a position to win in 2012 was crushing evidence that reality itself is a casualty of the culture wars.   We are watching the undoing of human freedom.  Our nation has completely lost it’s way, and there is nothing that I am going to say or do to change that.  I think I can do more good, and do more damage to evil, by working in ministry and helping to lead more people to Christ.  Leftist politics might damage a person physically, financially,  or mentally, but it cannot touch a saved soul.   In the end, our “final destination” is all that matters.

Given all of this, in late February, I reached out to our long time contributor, Don King, to take over the day to day operations as “Managing Editor.”  Don accepted, but was in the process of finding a new place, and moving, so it took him a while to get situated.  Don was our first contributor, going back to 2009 and  has a passion for our cause, as well as a vision for the site.  Today marks the first day of Don’s leadership here.   I will remain on as “Publisher,” so to speak, and I will post from time to time.  There are still some stories, like regarding the Culture Wars/Persecution, voter fraud, and ObamaCare,  that I still want to continue covering.  And, when something else catches my attention, I might want to post about it.

Otherwise, I’m going to work for the Lord as much as I can.  He paid the price for me-spreading his word is the very least I can do in return.

As a note to all of you that link here, comment,  and re-Tweet, as well as post to Facebook; keep on doing so, we aren’t closing-we’re just making a slight change in management.  We thank you for your support, both in the past, and in the future.

See ya around the blogosphere, and God Bless,

Matt Ross

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We’re BAAAAACK!

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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 additional problems.

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Site News: Political Scraps Gets a Makeover

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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 proving to be a problem.    It was transferred from the original Conservative Hideout, and as such was dated.  In fact, the version of the  forum software that powered it was discontinued, and it could no longer be updated.  Also, new features and themes were not being developed, and the new, shiny version of the software could not seem to transfer all of the data from the original.  So, I had no choice but to do a fresh install.

The new and improved forum is more flexible, easier to administer, and has more features and themes coming on line all the time.  So, check it out.   Click on the post image, and you’ll be transferred to the forum.

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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 continuing to visit.

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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 be offended if I can’t do as much as usual.  At some point, I’ll get all my ducks in a row, and get back to full speed.  Basically, I’m not going anywhere, but I do need to slow down a bit.

As a token of my appreciation, and for your amusement, here is a lefty comment that hit the spam queue at Rapidfire…

She is a mouthpiece for nothing but hatred and dissension. Sarah Palin’s rhetoric and violence-inciting imagery IS a form of terrorism and a prime example. She held Jared Lee Loughner’s hand while he murdered people with his misguided sensibilities. I was compelled to draw a visual commentary showing her handing him the gun on my artist’s blog at (linked removed) She’ll go to any lengths and keep spewing her insanity for that attention (and the money of course.)

I thought RS McCain did a brilliant job exposing all of that crap.

Thanks for your visits and comments.

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It's been two years??

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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 seen more Conservatives engaging in the process at some level or another.  There are now Conservatives working hard to infiltrate the GOP.  Many are taking positions of leadership in the state and local levels.  It’s only a matter of time before we gain power at the national level.

I’m proud to have been a small part in that effort.  By spreading the word, exposing liberal corruption, failure, and spin, this small blog joined thousands of others in countering the propaganda of the left, and of their ideological allies in the MSM.

I’d like to thank all of the regulars here, as well as the contributors.  Without you, there really wouldn’t be much of a point.  We’re planning on growing this year, so look for some different things coming down the line.

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Site News: A New Conservative Blog

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I’m pleased to announce the launch of a new Conservative blog, the Sentry Journal.  Run by John and Right Hand Man, formerly of The Current, the Sentry Journal carries on their work.  They are being joined by Colin, of Fleece Me, and yours truly.  We obviously have high hopes for this new site, so kindly update your blogrolls to reflect the changes.

We are also making Sentry Journal the Featured Blog of the week.

In other news, I recently discovered the ChillGuy33, the proprietor of Porcupine Rim, also has a Climate Blog, Global Warming: A Worn Out Hoax.  I’m adding this to the blogroll as well.  Check it out.

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Site News: Featured Blogger of the Week

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Well folks, we have what looks to be a busy news week to cover.  The  NORKS are being…well, NORKS.  Wikileaks is leaking again.  The Iranians have some shiny new missiles that can reach Moscow and Berlin-all ready for the nukes they’re trying to build. The lame ducks are still quacking.  Yes, it’s going to be a banner week.

I had an awesome surprise today.  After working late, and getting home, I checked the tracker, and saw a lot of traffic from The Other McCain.  I went over there, thinking that I was linked.  I then saw that I was beyond linked.  I earned the honor of the Full Metal Jacket Reach-Around Award.  That helped mightily with the traffic suckage that has struck over the last week or so.

So, I can do nothing more than reciprocate, and name The Other McCain the Featured Blogger of the Week.  It won’t be as meaningful to him as it is to me, but it is a well earned honor.

My humble thanks sir!

Note: We have Rule 5. Also, I added a comment system to the Information Center.  Enjoy!

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