One day we Mexicans will take our land back from our European oppressors. Then non-lations will be the illegal aliens in Meximerica. I would probubly let Wild Bill stay in Meximerica. He can cut my grass.
Hola, I am Pepe not to be confused with peepee. I want to thank senor Wild Bill for letting me blog for him. I tell him I like the name of his computer site Passionate America. I hope I can do a good job for senor Wild Bill. He feeds me well, could you please ask him to feed me something other than beans. His beans are very good, I'm just getting tired of beans.
I made a blog of my own. You can see it here. Can anyone suggest some good blogs for my research about what to write about on this blog?
My god, this has to be one of the best ideas I've ever had!
(scroll down for updates and audio post)
I’ve had a tough decision to make over the last few days. It’s been eating away at me. I’ve been unable to sleep.
I’ve realized that blogging is beneath me. No real American would spend 70 hours a week working his butt of reading 20 websites a day writing posts and doing a podcast for the low wages that I do, (and by low wages I mean NO WAGES!) I’m just too good for this blogging crap. Matter of fact…I'm just too important for this.
I know what you’re thinking, “Wild Bill say it ain’t so. What’s gonna happen to Passionate America if your not here?” Calm down, the capitalist in me is not going to shut down the blog, (hell I still expect to make a hefty profit from this website in about 50 years!) I’ve come up with an idea to keep the website going, limit the time I spend working on the website, and still allow my lazy American ass to profit if and when this site starts raking in the money. Are you ready for my earth shattering idea?
I’ve decided to hire illegal aliens to run Passionate America while I’m busy turning my nose up at the menial pettiness of blogging. I’ll admit the thought of hiring illegal aliens breaks my evil war-mongering black heart. I tried to hire legal Americans (like Dr. Rusty Shackelford) to blog for me, but they never show up, when they do they are usually stoned or only want to work for about 1 hour a day. This is unacceptable; I need someone willing to work harder than I am willing to work and cheaper.
I found just the person I was looking for yesterday standing in a line in front of a day labor service. His name is Pepe and he was holding a sign that said, and I quote, “WILL WORK FOR BEANS!” How can I beat a deal like that? So I picked Pepe up, made him take a shower, taught him how to log onto Blogger, and put a pot of beans on the stove. Truthfully I don’t think Pepe speaks much English, but his blogging can’t be much worse than mine.
I hope everyone that reads Passionate America will extend a warm welcome to Pepe my illegal Mexican alien Blogger intern, because we all know, “Americans just don’t want to do this kind of work!” I have to say after his shower and after I filled his stomach with my world famous frijoles rancheros, Pepe had a smile as big as the border.
Meet my new illegal Mexican alien Blogger intern Pepe!
Maybe every Blogger should hire an illegal alien?
Update: It looks like Dr. Rusty Shackleford over at The Jawa Reportwill blog for food. I don't know, but I bet feeding Dr. Shackelford and his family would cost me more than a pot of beans!
Update: Well I think this test sounds good. I think I'll start the Passionate America Podcast (PAP) using Odeo for now. When I learn a little more about podcasting (and find the money to pay for hosting my podcast) I'll move on to bigger and better podcasting software and hosting. My dream job would be to host (or produce) my own radio show. This is the first step in that direction. I hope you enjoy.
What do you think? What would you like to hear on the Passionate America Podcast?
Do you think Britney Spears commissioned this work? Here is an excert from the story at caplakesting.com:
DEDICATION HONORS NUDE BRITNEY SPEARS GIVING BIRTH Pop-Star’s Pregnancy Idealized In Brooklyn ‘Monument to Pro-Life’
BROOKLYN (March 22, 2006) --- A nude Britney Spears on a bearskin rug while giving birth to her firstborn marks a ‘first’ for Pro-Life. Pop-star Britney Spears is the “ideal” model for Pro-Life and the subject of a dedication at Capla Kesting Fine Art in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg gallery district, in what is proclaimed the first Pro-Life monument to birth, in April.
Dedication of the life-sized statue celebrates the recent birth of Spears’ baby boy, Sean, and applauds her decision of placing family before career. “A superstar at Britney’s young age having a child is rare in today’s celebrity culture. This dedication honors Britney for the rarity of her choice and bravery of her decision,” said gallery co-director, Lincoln Capla. The dedication includes materials provided by Manhattan Right To Life Committee.
“Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston,” believed Pro-Life’s first monument to the ‘act of giving birth,’ is purportedly an idealized depiction of Britney in delivery. Natural aspects of Spears’ pregnancy, like lactiferous breasts and protruding naval, compliment a posterior view that depicts widened hips for birthing and reveals the crowning of baby Sean’s head...
I am glad they didn't take a picture of that. Ouch, I probubly would have a hard time looking at Britney Spears after seeing, "a posterior view that depicts widened hips for birthing and reveals the crowning of baby Sean’s head...!"
I'm going to try not to cry like a baby during this post.
I was reminded the other day of all the friends I have made as a Blogger. I feel like I need to take a little time to thank the following Bloggers for their encouragement and friendship over the years.
Pat from Brainster's Blog: you inspired me to become a Blogger. Kitty from Kitty Litter: you took a chance on an up and coming Blogger and ask me to become part of Digital Brownshirts News, although short lived it really was the start of my radio dreams. Aaron from Lifelike Pundits: your humor and your unlimited ability to throw political correctness out of the window showed me that speaking your mind (no matter how uncomfortable) is the only way to blog. Smokey from Smoke Signals Blog: you were my friend when no one read my blog; you were my friend when thousands of people read my blog, and you are my friend now that 3 people read my blog. Peakah from Peakah's Provocations: I looked forward each day to read your comments on my blog and now each day I look forward to commenting on your blog. Now you are the big fish and I am the tadpole. John from Blogs of War: you were one of the first big Bloggers to link to my site. A lot of my success can be attributed to you. Skerdog from More Sense Than Money: you visited everyday. I don’t know if you have realized I’m back yet, but I bet if you knew I could set my watch by your visits. EdWonk from The Education Wonks: I remember the first day you blogged. I was hooked and now 2 ½ years later you haven’t given up on me. (I’m still in your link list) Dr. Rusty Shackleford from The Jawa Report: You gave me a chance when all of the other gods of blogging passed me by. I still get daily hits from your archives where you linked to me. Jay Tea from Wizbang: you didn’t delete my trackbacks and comments. I used to brag to my friends when you responded to my comments. You made this Okie feel like I had something to say and that other people might be interested in my point of view. Give me a second to dry my eyes. Thanks again guys (and gals) for inspiring me to continue blogging. I will always remember you.
I think I have fixed the problems with the Passionate America blog.
A couple of weeks ago I changed the template and the look of the Passionate America blog. Ever since that fateful day my website loaded slower and slower and the Blogger Post Editing Program started to eat my posts and erase them before they reached my blog. After many emails to Blogger with no response I did what I do in situations like this; I went to work fixing the problem myself. Here is what I discovered during my research:
Issue 1: Blogger’s post editing program has not been updated to work correctly with Internet Explorer 7.0 beta 2. Fix: Use a different browser when publishing posts for your Blogspot blog (get Firefox or an earlier version of Internet Explorer) or do not use the tabbed browser feature in IE 7.0 beta2 to switch between websites while you are working on a post.
Issue 2: Slow loading of your Blogspot blog. Fix: I could go on forever about slow loading problems with Blogger, but here are the short answers if you do not have the money for a new host and you want to keep Blogger as your host.
1: If you change your blog template make sure that you do not remove the Blogger nav bar that appears at the top of your Blogspot blog. Today I added the Blogger nav bar back to the top of Passionate America and amazingly my page loads 10 times faster. (Blogger likes it when you give them their props.) 2: K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid) Remove all unnecessary additions to your sidebars. You need to have cool stuff in your sidebar just don’t over do it, do you really need 3 site counters, and 7000 links in your sidebar? Answer NO! Visitors don’t want to wait all day for your sidebar(s) to load. Remember some of your site visitors are still using dialup internet connections. Make your blog look cool for high speed users but don’t forget about dialup users, remember when you had dialup?
Issue 3: Blogger erases your posts when you try to publish. Fix: I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is no real way to stop Blogger from eating your posts if it is hungry. The best way to fix this—and I know it really sucks—save a copy of each of your posts on your computer. If Blogger decides to destroy your post masterpiece you can always try to publish it again if you have a backup copy. I had to learn this the hard way when Blogger erased 10 of my posts last week.
These tips should help you avoid some of the issues I’ve had with Blogger in the last few weeks. Do you have any tips that can make your Blogspot blog function like a well oiled machine? I’d love to hear them.
This is a test! Blogger has been eating my posts. This is a test post to see if Blogger is full yet. If this posts I should be back to normal posting tonight.
Update: Boy do I have a story to tell you. It seems Blogger does not work very well with Internet Explorer 7.0 beta 2. Who knew? My recent posting problems on Passionate America seem to be a combination of crappy servers at Blogger and Blogger's inability to handle properly the tabbed browsing feature in IE 7.0 beta 2. I'll have more on this problem tonight and if all goes well I'll have lots of posts. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
My mother sent me an email earlier today. It seems someone related to me had a once in a life time encounter recently. Here’s what the email said:
Subject: Albino baby deer, brand new just found.
Albino Fawn from folks who live on Bolivar Peninsula , Texas
A very eventful day around here... A once in many lifetimes experience!
Mark saw this lil' feller run out in front of a car, thought it was a lost baby goat. Stopped to get it, and WOW. A real Albino Whitetail Deer. Just hours old, but doing fine. No Moma deer around. Another car nearly hit it in front of Mark...
Well,, he is THE neatest thing any of us ever saw. And such a 'freak of nature', that only 1 in more than a million are even born. He took his bottle of food, followed us around the house, doing great…
Isn’t he just the cutest little thing?
Look he’s sleeping.
Have you ever seen an albino deer?
Update: Looks like I might have been duped. My mother and Grandmother assure me that a member of our family in Texas found this deer. I'm not so sure. I will try to get in touch with the people that claim to have found this cute little fellow. I'll let you know what I come up with.
(via Nealz Nuze) When Supreme Court Justice David Hackett Souter voted last year to allow local governments to steal private property (Kelo vs. New London), I bet he did not realize that he could loss his own property because of his illegal ruling.
It's about time these law makers law breakers get a taste of their own medicine. From Nealz Nuze:
A group decided that if Souter believed so much in the expanded use of eminent domain, it was time for him to pay the piper. So an organization got together and decided to petition a town in New Hampshire where Souter has a home. The plan called for evicting Souter from his house, taking the land via eminent domain and building a hotel. The hotel would appropriate be called the Lost Liberty Hotel.
Oh snap! How does it feel Justice Souter? Now you know how the rest of us feel when our property is stolen by the government. But of course Justice Souter has friends in high places:
I’m sure the townspeople were afraid to vote yes. You wouldn’t want a Supreme Court Justice on your enemies list. Here is the good news:
People are now urging New Hampshire state officials to adopt laws to forbid eminent domain seizures.
It’s funny how laws change quickly when the law makers find themselves victims of their crappy laws. How many Americans have had their property stolen? I suggest that every lawmaker, judge, and local government official in the country that supports eminent domain seizures have their private property taken from them. If they want their private property back they must repel these illegal eminent domain seizures. Who’s with me?
You might be wondering, “Who is this Wild Bill guy and why does he think he is qualified to give advice on blogging?” This is a good question. If you take a look at my current site traffic you could make the assumption that I am a tadpole in an ocean of blogs. Although I am currently experiencing a lack of readership, in the past some people might have considered me a professional Blogger. I might not be the best Blogger to give advice on how to be a successful Blogger, but I am defiantly an expert on what not to do if you want to be a successful Blogger. Here is a brief history of my rise and fall in the blogosphere.
At one time I was a rising star in the blog world. On an average day Passionate America had about 2000 visitors. Now this is not an extremely impressive number when compared to some of the big names in blogging like Instapundit or Michelle Malkin, but for a stay-at-home Dad from a one bedroom apartment in Oklahoma this was a huge achievement. Blogging for me was exciting. Each day I meet new friends through the comments left on Passionate America. Many of my visitors went on to start their own blogs. Each day my site traffic increased, peaking on December 2, 2004. That was the day I attracted the largest number of visitors in the history of the Passionate America blog (7000 without an Instalanche.) My post “Legalize Marijuana: Are you crazy?” received a first place ranking in most of the major search engines. Suddenly people from all over the world found their way to my blog. The good news, I attracted a lot of fans; the bad news, I also made a lot of enemies.
The comment section of that post exploded into an all out war between the legalize marijuana hippies and the readers that agreed with my point of view. One commenter turned out to be a professional leftist blog troll. He made it his mission to piss me off in any way he could. Each time I responded to his personal attacks he tried harder and harder to instigate a fight. On December 8, 2004 he crossed the line by posting personal information about me and my family. It would be an understatement to say, “I lost my cool.” This is a perfect example of how not to deal with a blog troll, “PA first, Commenter Banned.”
It took me a month before I felt like blogging again. On January 17, 2005 I announced my return, “Wild Bill making a come back!” However, something inside of me had changed. I took a one week break and attended the first Okie-Blogger Bash. After the Okie-Blogger Bash, I stopped blogging altogether. Blogging had lost it’s fun; I had lost my passion.
On February 1, 2006 (almost one year after I called it quits) the Blogging bug bite me again, “Wild Bill is back!” I’ve been blogging regularly ever since. Most of my old readers have moved on or written me off as dead, but a few of my best Blogger buddies have rediscovered Passionate America. Here are some of the blogging rules I have learned the hard way:
Blogging Rules I Learned The Hard Way
Do not let negative comments get to you. They just want to piss you off. Don’t give them what they want and they will go away.
Post Daily. If you want to see your visitors disappear like Krispy Kream doughnuts at a Weight Watchers meeting, then by all means stop blogging for a year like I did. It took me a long time to get my readers, but only a short time for them to disappear.
Use your spell checker. I cannot spell to save my life, but I do know how to use a spell checker and you should too.
Don’t write only long posts. (like this one, haha) You have only a short time to get the attention of new visitors, once they become repeat visitors they will give you a little more time to get your point across. Break up long posts with shorter posts.
Make your post titles search friendly. If you want your posts to show up at the top of search pages make sure the post title quickly explains what your post is about. Let’s say your post is about your award winning chili recipe. Bad post title example, “You have to try this.” Good post title example, “Wild Bill's Award Winning Chili.”
Link, links, and more links. Give the love. If you read something interesting at another blog link to it. Let your readers know where you found your great post idea. Search engines like links. Chances are search engines and readers found your blog by clicking on a link, so spread the link love.
Add some pictures to your posts. I know pictures can slow the loading time of a blog, but readers love them. I love them. I do not spend much time at blogs that have no pictures. Maybe it’s because I am a visual kind of guy, but nothing breaks up a long post better that a good picture. See what I mean.
Put a picture of yourself and a page about who you are at the top of your blog. Blogs are all about people. If you want to gain a loyal readership (besides your mom and your significant other) your readers will want to know more about the person that has caught their attention. Let them know who you are.
Remember your mom might read your blog. Don’t post anything that you do not want your mom to read. I have picked up the phone before and heard my mother ask, “What were you thinking putting that on your website?” I won’t tell you what it was that my mother objected too, you’ll have to find it for yourself.
Above all be PASSIONATE! I can not stress this enough. If you don’t care about what you are writing then how in the hell do you expect someone else to give a crap about what you write? Find what fires you up and write about it. Readers will be able to tell if you are passionate about your writing and they will reward you with return visits.
Next week I’ll have more advice about blogging. Let me know if you have any great blogging advice.
I have been in training for the last 3 weeks at my new job. Today I start my new schedule. On days I work posting will be early in the morning and late at night. In a week or two I might start audio blogging with my cell phone--audio blogging is a lot like a podcast only crappier.
Also, I’m looking for new blogs to add to my links. If you have a blog or know of a blog, that I should check out leave a comment. If the blog meets my high standards (hahahahaha) I’ll add them to my links. See you tonight.
I spent most of the day redesigning this blog. I've been looking for a blog template with three columns. I found this one today and spent most of the rest of the day modifying the template to fit my needs. What you see now is the result. What do you think? Do you like the new look?
Pardon my langauge but, YOU HAVE TO BE FUCKING KIDDING ME! All week Blogger has been slow as shit. And I didn't bitch about it. Blogger has erased 4 of my posts while I was trying to post them to my blogs. And I didn't bitch about it. But now I'm PISSED! I know Blogger is free and you get what you pay for, so I am saving as much money as possible and getting my websites off of Blogger as soon as possible. I don't want to beg, but any help would be greatly appreciated.
Blogger it has not been fun, but I'm out of here as soon as possible.
Let's open up the comments to Blogger horror stories. Let it out! I'd love to hear how Blogger has PISSED you off.
Want a website where you can play cool games? Want to be entertained while learning about the religion of peace? Want to blow yourself up for Allah? Then check out Hamas’s new website for kids!
Sorry kiddies the infidels have shut down our website. When our website comes back online (god willing) click here to check it out. Praise Allah!
Say hello to Jihad Jane little kiddies. She can teach you how to be a real martyr. Jihad Jane makes terrorism fun.
Check our fun activities page for crazy ideas and instructions on how to make your very own suicide bomber belt.
And Muslims would like you believe it is just a few extremist that are making Islam look bad. Yeah right!!! Looks like if we don’t do something extreme soon we are going to have to fight the next generation of the religion of peace too.
Savage’s funniest, most biting book yet takes readers through the zoo of political debate, identifying and describing today’s major players as the animals they resemble.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the real national zoo!
As Aristotle said, "Man is a political animal." Talk radio sensation and New York Times best-selling author Michael Savage is afraid that the ancient philosopher was all too right, and in ways he never could have imagined. In Savage's funniest, most biting book yet, the nation's fiercest independent thinker invites you to take a riotous tour through The Political Zoo-an outrageous look at today's most prominent politicos and pundits as the reptiles, rats, and birds of prey they most resemble.
Animal by animal and cage by cage, Savage brandishes his irreverent wit to keep these beasts in check. Serving as resident biologist and zookeeper, Dr. Savage asks that you watch your step when approaching the widemouth copperhead Ted Turner (also known as Mouthus desouthus), do not feed the ego of stuffed turkey Alec Baldwin (Notalentus anti-americanus), and please keep your children with you at all times around wolf boy Bill Clinton (Fondlem undgropeum).
"The world of politics is filled with uncivilized, snarling, rapacious beasts that, like untrained mutts, raise their legs and urinate on everything we hold dear," says Savage. And this sensational book is your guide for navigating the jungle of today's animal-political kingdom.
I can't wait till my copy arrives from Amazon.com. A good beer, a comfy chair, and a good book makes one of my favorite ways to spend a day off.
I’ve been asked by more than one person (two to be exact) to add an about page to Passionate America. So here goes, hope you enjoy.
Why Passionate America?
I was writing for a small college newspaper and was tired of the editor scraping some of my articles because they were “too controversial.” Translation, they were too conservative. Determined to let the world hear what I had to say--and how I wanted to say it--I started to publish my own newsletter, The Passionate Conservative. In 2 months I changed the name to Passionate America. 4 months and 40 subscribers later, I ran out of money, (printing a newsletter is expensive.) Not wanting to let my subscribers down I searched for a lower cost way to publish my newsletter. On May 28th 2004 while reading news stories on the internet I came across Blogger. In 5 minutes I had created my first blog and the rest is history.
Who is Wild Bill?
(I’m Wild Bill you got a problem with that?)
Besides being the author of Passionate America and Blogger Birthdays I am a married father of 2 boys. I live in Moore, Oklahoma---just south of Oklahoma City. I was a stay-at-home dad for 2 years, a professional car audio and home audio/video installer for 11 years, spent a short time in the Navy, and I am currently employed and working toward a career in Talk Radio--if you are in need of a loud mouth know it all host, board operator, or bathroom attendant at your radio station email me. Politically I am a hard core conservative, usually a Republican, with Libertarian like tendencies, but I am willing to admit that Republicans can do and say some really stupid crap sometimes (Democrats almost always do and say stupid crap.) I am an excellent cook, an award winning chili champion, and a Weber Grill Master (I made that last part up.) I’ve been told I should be a stand up comedian, but sometimes I’m just too moody to be funny. Other times I’m so funny I laugh at my own jokes. I have the attention span of a…what was I writing about? If asked to describe myself with one word it would be Passionate, hence the name of this website.
Ok but what is Passionate America about?
Passionate America is my attempt to entertain myself and the people that visit this blog. It’s a place where I can rant, laugh, cry, and show off my inability to spell. It’s a warm and cozy place, it reminds me of the dinner table when I was young, you can say anything you want as long as you eat everything on your plate and don’t talk with your mouth full. It’s a no bullshit zone. It sometimes smells a little funny. It’s a place where my mom can see what her little boy has been up to. It’s full of funny pictures (I’m a visual kind of guy.) long posts sometimes bore me so I like to keep it short and to the point. It’s a place where I can showcase my uncanny ability to write run on sentences that can change subject several times before returning to the original subject of the sentence which was to make a joke. It is a place where I can get to know my readers and meet some new friends. Above all it’s just plan old Okie fun.
You suck! I can't belive I've read this far. How do I start my own blog?
Sorry you feel that way. Not really but I’m trying to be a nicer guy. If you do not have a blog yet, I highly recommend Blogger. It’s easy, it works (most of the time), and best of all it’s free! Click here to start your own blog.
I hope I have answered some of your questions and helped you understand a little more about me and Passionate America. If you have any news, suggestions, ideas, comments and/or jokes feel free to email me at PassionateAmerica@gmail.com
When you are a married stay-at-home Dad of two growing boys and the family is living on one (small) paycheck you learn how to be frugal. Being frugal does not mean that a little competitive fun is out of the question, so when my wife informed me about the chili competition at her work, I just had to enter. Now I’d never entered any kind of cooking competition, so I had my work cut out for me.
I headed to the store with a shopping list, $10, and a dream. Shopping without a list is a no no on a tight budget, so I wrote my list and headed off to Wally World (Wal-mart for those of you that don not live in Oklahoma.) The $10 was for my chili fixin’s and a 2 liter of Dr. Pepper, (my wife has to have her Dr. Pepper.) And the dream was to pound my chest, make grunting noises, and loudly declare to the world that I am a winner, I AM A WINNER!
(chili and beer, YUM!)
Here is my chili recipe:
1 med onion (chopped)
1 green bell pepper (chopped)
2 pounds ground chili meat
1 pound ground sausage
2 Table spoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon black pepper
3 Table spoons minced garlic
1 10oz can milder or regular Rotel
1 15oz can Hunt’s seasoned diced tomato sauce for chili
1 8oz can tomato sauce
1 packet “Old Hammett Chili Seasoning” *
1 cup beef broth
Add chili meat, sausage, onion, green pepper, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, and garlic to a BIG pot. Cook until meat is browned. Drain fat (got to watch our figures.) Return meat to pot, add remaining ingredients and simmer covered for 30-45 minutes. Serve and eat. For best flavor put in refrigerator over night.
Sounds simple doesn’t it? It is, and boy is it gooooood!
The next day my wife took my chili to work in our crock pot. I patiently waited for my wife to get home and when she walked in the door with an empty crock pot I started to well up with pride. She hugged me, then handed me an iPod Shuffle and told me I won 1st place. My $10 pot of chili landed me an iPod, appreciation from the wife, and the title of Chili Champion, not to shabby, if I do say so myself.
If you want to keep a secret, don't write it down.
It’s called keeping it on the down low. Now I’m not frontin, or trippin, and I sure as hell ain’t drinkin no Haterade, but don’t leave evidence at the scene of the crime. Below are two pics of a note that was found at my work today.
I know I have not posted since last week, but I have a pretty good excuse. I started a new job last week (yes I am no longer a stay-at-home dad) and I am not used to my new schedule yet. I start a new work schedule in two weeks and posting should return to pre-job levels.
Moving on… I want to welcome all new visitors to Passionate America (you know who you are.) I want to encourage you to leave a comment below and let me know what you think. Here are some of my greatest hits: