Oct 18 2006

Strata-Sphere A Rush Regular Read

Published by at 11:11 pm under All General Discussions

This humble blogger is quite honored to be mentioned by Rush Limbaugh as one of his regular reads, with some of the most notable names in conservative blogging:

I’m going to tell you the blog postings that I regularly read in my RSS reader. I’ve communicated with many of the people who run them. They’re fabulous people, starting with National Review Online, then Hugh Hewitt and his Townhall blog, Captain Ed, Ed Morrissey at Captain’s Quarters. The three lawyers at Power Line. These are resources that I have added to everything else that I use for show prep which makes show prep an ongoing, never ending thing. Red State is another site.(I hope I don’t forget anybody.) Little Green Footballs. I don’t want to leave any out. A.J. Strata, Strata-Sphere. I don’t want to leave anybody out here. The American Spectator. You here me talking about these. I’m referring to two days’ worth of posts on this one site.

I am truly honored to be mentioned in such good company. Hey Rush – my email address is quite obvious: ajstrata@…, well, you know the rest. Just in case you want to banter about the day’s subjects. But I do agree, you are not at war with conservative bloggers. I have disagreed with many of my conservative friends, sometimes heatedly. I would not trade a one of them for Nancy Pelosi or Harry Ried. We all enjoy the debate and the flow of ideas and views. Which is why our views, on the right, have been tempered in the heat of debate and refined in the fires of open passion. Our positions have been tested, modified, enhanced and corrected through our differences. That is why the left cannot win on silly soundbites. They can be chewed apart with solid reasoning.

17 responses so far

17 Responses to “Strata-Sphere A Rush Regular Read”

  1. topsecretk9@AJ says:

    HI – LOVABLE little Fuzzball!

    AJ is the bomb and deserved of your Rovian eyes! AJ works very hard and gets down and dirty dissecting those pillars of jounrnalisms – general bull___! I am very happy for AJ!

    Please tell Rove – in your dailysecond by second briefing and “talking point” sessions ::wink:: that he is my hero ever since 2004’s halloween costume!

    Tell him I’m wearing a new Duck Hunting suit! Most people think it’s utter bull-crap that I have always been a hunter and I’m just going to tell them…my duck suit proves it!


    Very Happy for you…I listen and I am always stoked when I hear it.

  2. topsecretk9@AJ says:

    I feel compelled to to say I don’t think a- Rush reads the comments or B- my message would be communicated…but since it close to Halloween I was excited for a reason to say MY FAVORITE Rove!

  3. Limerick says:

    Congratulations AJ…….now if we can just get Eleanor Clift to make Strata a regular read……….

    Keep hitting em back AJ.

  4. Terrye says:

    Hye, that is good. I don’t always agree with conservatives either, but Nancy Pelosi? Spare us.

    AJ, have you read Big Lizards, This is a sample of the last post and it is very good. I think Rush should be reading Dafydd too:

    It is clear from the context of the interview, even in the snippets that ABC chose to highlight in their online story, that President Bush is well aware of the real meaning of Tet; he makes it quite plain in the next thing he says after the bit quoted at the top of this post:

    “George, my gut tells me that they have all along been trying to inflict enough damage that we’d leave,” Bush said. “And the leaders of al Qaeda have made that very clear. Look, here’s how I view it. First of all, al Qaeda is still very active in Iraq. They are dangerous. They are lethal. They are trying to not only kill American troops, but they’re trying to foment sectarian violence. They believe that if they can create enough chaos, the American people will grow sick and tired of the Iraqi effort and will cause [the] government to withdraw.”

    In other words, the president correctly understands that the only sense in which the enemy in Iraq is “winning” is in the propaganda that they inspire and provoke among the persistently anti-American news media… as represented in this case by one George Robert Snuffleupagus, late communications director for President Bill Clinton — now the victorious strongman of what used to be This Week With David Brinkley.

    And its only victory would be if the antique media terrified enough people that they forced us into premature withdrawl of our troops, before they finished the job.

    The Democrats want to negotiate a treaty with the terrorists determining how fast we hand Iraq over to al-Qaeda; this puts the Dems in the position of defeatists who declared in 1943 that we could never win the Pacific or European wars — and who demanded that we negotiate a “settlement” with Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan over how quickly they would be handed the entire eastern hemisphere.

    And President Bush is absolutely correct: in the sense of political theater masquerading as warfare, Iraq indeed is very like unto Vietnam.

  5. Terrye says:

    I don’t think the link is working. Let me try again

    Big Lizards

  6. Retired Spook says:

    Your link still isn’t working, Terrye, but Big Lizards was too hard to find, and, you’re right, Dafydd nails it.

    Right now you’ve got two diametrically opposed views, both of which are using the Vietnam War as a model. Liberals remember the way they and their willing accomplices in the media got us out of Vietnam and point to the fact that, after we left, the VC/NVA never came after us, and everything was just fine. (totally ignoring the 2 or 3 million Vietnamese and Cambodians who were slaughtered in the aftermath) Conservatives not only remember the latter and want to avoid an encore in Iraq, but also realize that al Qaeda WILL come after us, again and again, if we abandon Iraq to them. Same history — different lessons learned. But this time the stakes are a lot higher.

  7. AJStrata says:


    Yes I do read Daffyd (he is on my blog roll). The link is Big Lizards. The HTML format needs to be (using a “[” for a “<" so you can see the format): [a href="URL"]visible name of URL[/a] I know I have to put the HTML buttons back on the site. Too much to do!

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  9. Retired Spook says:

    That should have read: Big Lizards wasn’t too hard to find. It is still Monday, isn’t it?

    I know I’ve done embedded links in comments here before, AJ. Are you saying, that in order to work, you have to replace the with [ ]? Is that something unique to your blog software?

  10. Retired Spook says:

    Now that’s interesting. In my previous post I typed “greater than” and “less than” symbols in between “the” and “with”, and they didn’t show up. I guess I don’t understand html codes as well as I thought. It’s not impossible to teach an old dog new tricks, but it is difficult, heh.

  11. AJStrata says:

    There are some problems with the site. But if you do not form the HTML right the greater/less than signs don’t show up. Harold catch’s my mistakes constantly. He has a great eye for bad HTML.

  12. sage says:

    Your blog should be Rush’s first read!!!! Your research is concise and on the money; your opinions don’t change with the political winds; and I don’t have to wade through a whole lot of minutia to get to the good “stuff”. You make me think and Lucianne makes me laugh. Here’s to ya ,buddy. Keep up the good work!

  13. Quick Hits…

    I was going to save this one for my Sunday Funnies, but I can’t resist. Iowahawk has An Open Letter to the Conservative-American Community from Howard Dean.
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  14. az redneck says:

    Some of us read AJ, Mac and Clarice before even thinking of Rush!

  15. Ken says:

    Let’s hope Limbaugh gets a recurring dose of America First
    conservativism here, to contrast with his faux neoconservatism,as he probably avoids reading amconmag.com like the plague.

  16. ivehadit says:

    L.com first, then AJ and Mac and Clarice…and then we turn on the radio and wait for Rush..Who needs TV!