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A Great Disturbance in the Force

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 2, 2008

“I felt a great disturbance in the force. As though millions of voices
cried out in terror, and then suddenly silenced.”

In other words, Blogger was down again this morning. That’s it. I am going to set up a redundancy for this blog to one of my own domains at Bravenet. I have NEVER had any issues posting, or accessing my websites on that platform, and I post to my websites more frequently than I do on my blogger websites.

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Heath Shuler Report Buried In Sentinel

Posted by Thunder Pig on February 6, 2008

What the heck is up with this? If I didn’t subscribe to all the RSS Feeds from the AC-T, I would have never seen this:

At the beginning of every year both the Democratic and Republican parties schedule retreats for their members to discuss policy ideas and lay out plans for the year ahead. The retreats are scheduled for back-to-back weeks in January and mean the House is only in session for a short legislative week. The Republicans held their conference last week, but the House still considered several important pieces of legislation.

The most important legislation considered last week was the motion to override the President’s veto of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007, H.R. 3963.

H.R. 3963 had been crafted as compromise legislation to address many of the concerns that House Republicans had expressed during the debate of the previous SCHIP legislation, which President Bush had also vetoed.

It is unacceptable and immoral that the greatest nation on the Earth has over 9 million children living without the health care they need. While the motion to override the President’s veto did not pass, ensuring that every American child is able to receive health care is an issue we will continue to fight for in this Congress.

As we continue that fight, we are also working to ensure that our Nation’s economic arteries, our highways, are properly maintained. After witnessing the tragedy of the I-35 bridge collapse in Minneapolis, we all understand how far some of our infrastructure maintenance has fallen. Therefore, last week the House considered and passed H.R. 409, a bill to establish a national tunnel inspection standard for the proper safety inspection and evaluation of all highway tunnels.

Source: News-Record & Sentinel, where you can read the rest of the report.

He used to have a blog on the AC-T website, then left as quietly as the Baltimore Colts heading for Indiana…
**update** Gordon Smith, of Scrutiny Hooligans, has corrected me. Says the blog is still there. I’ll take it on faith for now. I will post a link when he produces it.

**update**0207 9.30am
Here is the link to his blog at the AC-T, thanks to the web skills of Gordon Smith.

It’s not as if he doesn’t have a Congressional Website, or a Campaign Website.

Doesn’t he have a staff? I mean, it doesn’t take long to jot down a few thoughts, or post a few photos of DC or the Congress Critter in action.

Now that Super Tuesday is past, more people are gonna start focusing on the local races as well.

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Tips for Surviving a Blogspot Crash

Posted by Thunder Pig on August 22, 2007

This morning, BlogSpot went down again!

My last post was in limbo, although I was lucky enough to have a recent copy in my clipboard as I tweaked the HTML. That was fine and dandy, but my news site still needed to be updated, and most of the local bloggers around here are hosted on blogger.

I went to Google Groups for Blogger help, and found the problem was at Blogger, so I tested out using the Google Cache, and that worked well, I could see my blog, and even follow links to other blogspot blogs in the cache, and still update my news site…my only problem is that I’ll have to go back, and change all those links to the live site instead of the cache!

One odd thing…I could still post comments from the cache. They did not appear on the cached site, but when it came up, my comments were as well.

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