Happy Blog-Birthday, @aceofspadeshq!

Ace of Spades HQ is ten years old today.  Wow; time flies, huh?

Moe Lane

PS: I don’t remember my first blog post, given that it was on Tacitus, back in the day.  Shoot, I don’t even know if my first RedState.com post still exists (it would have been dot-org, at that). As for MoeLane… dang.  I don’t know that one, either.  I was importing some posts in the beginning from another site of mine.

Maybe I should have written some of this stuff down, huh?

Somebody *should* buy up @AceofSpadesHQ. For a lot of money.

I’m not involved at all in the nitty-gritty of the acquisition of Eagle Publishing by Salem Communications – obviously, I’m affected by it, given that I write for RedState – but I will say this: AoSHQ does a hell of a job, and deserves to be bought up by somebody who would like access to all those eyeballs.  Those folks get good traffic, and their heads are on a swivel.

Via Constant Reader acat.

I find your explanation of your banning policy disturbing, @AceOfSpadesHQ.

Largely because it was redundant.  This is all that he really needed to say:

This is my workplace.

That means that the subject is, as they say, closed.  As James Lileks once reminded Glenn Reynolds: we are, none of us, public utilities. Continue reading I find your explanation of your banning policy disturbing, @AceOfSpadesHQ.

#rsrh So, I’m doing the guest-blogging thing over at AoSHQ.

First entry to go up in a little bit.  Nothing too time-consuming: about a post a day, since Ace recruited a bunch of folks to cover for him at Ace of Spades HQ this week.  I’m assuming that it’ll be mostly politics that I’ll do over there, but maybe more geeky than I do for RedState.  Hard for me to say, really: I’m playing it by ear.

What?  No, of course Ace didn’t give me banning privileges.  Do you think that the man is mad?

Moe Lane

To mangle Ringworld, Ace…

…I found your explanation verbose.  Simply scream, and leap.  Seriously, man: if you have problem commenters, get rid of them – especially if they’re costing you money.  At the end of the day, this is a property rights issue, and the person who owns the property is the only one with the rights.  Besides, there’s nothing better than a good banning.

Not that I would know anything about that, of course.

Moe Lane

Pointed out by Constant Reader BigGator5.

#rsrh Thought of the Day, AoSHQ edition.

You already knew this, of course.  But maybe you never articulated it: but that’s all right, because Ace of Spades HQ has for you.

Let me propose a thought experiment. Imagine ten liberals and ten of us. We’re each asked a series of political questions. Our task is not to answer as we ourselves would answer, but instead to guess at what our liberal counterparts will say, and not just as far as conclusions, but also as far as reasoning and assumptions and secondary premises.

Who do you think would do better at this task– we or they? We would. Because while we are fed a steady litany of liberal assumptions and assertions on a daily basis, a liberal is entirely free to ignore the conservative movement’s beliefs altogether by simply never consuming any conservative media.

Read the whole thing.