Newest Limbaugh advertiser: Twitchy.com

posted at 9:50 am on March 9, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

We’ve heard plenty about the advertisers who bailed on Rush Limbaugh in the fallout over his remarks about Sandra Fluke.  We’ve even heard about at least two advertisers who want back in after bailing out, at least one of whom was told, “No, thanks.”  Today, our own Boss Emeritus announces that she has become a new Limbaugh sponsor through her terrific new venture, Twitchy.com:

I’m putting my money where my conservative, free-market principles are.

The full announcement about our new Twitchy.com ad buy with Rush Limbaugh is here.

A snippet: “As a small business owner, defender of capitalism, and advocate of free speech, I am putting my money where my conservative, free-market principles are. TWITCHY.COM is proud to join companies across the country that advertise with talk show giant Rush Limbaugh and his Excellence In Broadcasting network. Today, we will begin running ads on the RushLimbaugh.com website.”

Like I said yesterday and have been saying for years, we need to unite against the progs’ collective, coordinated whitewash of Barack Obama and the organized effort to criminalize and silence conservative dissent.

However you can do it, large or small, please step up!

Michelle opposes the new JOBS act in the House, and tweeted about it as an entrepreneurial small-business owner — which she has been at least twice, of course, after starting Hot Air.  Michelle’s stand didn’t impress The Atlantic, which had this to say about her contribution to employment:

Not everybody on the right likes this jobs-through-startups approach. “Dear Washington: Speaking as a new #startup owner, I don’t want a JOBS Act,” tweeted conservative blogger Michelle Malkin. “I want you to LEAVE ME ALONE.” But with only ten staffers listed on her startup’s staff, Malkin’s new company Twitchy isn’t exactly solving the unemployment crisis on its own.

Perhaps this comes as news to The Atlantic, but small businesses are the engine of job creation — and they don’t start off by hiring 1000 workers, not if they want to survive to the next day.  They start off small, take lots of risk, and generally end up resenting government programs that increase taxes while larger companies are better equipped to exploit the benefits.  Regulation and government interventions favor companies that have the resources to research and explore ways to get their hands on the cash, which puts smaller companies at a competitive disadvantage — which is the reason we usually see larger companies backing those very regulations and interventions.  If the writer at The Atlantic had ever run or even worked at a small startup, that would have been very clear.

Congratulations to Michelle on her new venture, and to Rush for a loyal new sponsor.  Also, if you’re more inclined to follow the news by feedreader, Twitchy has a number of them, including this all-encompassing feed here.  Also, just in case, we’ve added Twitchy to our list of favorite hangouts on the right-hand sidebar, so be sure to visit often.


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You are known by the company you keep. Therefore, congratulations to both Rush and Michelle!

socaguy on March 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Conservative principles? Such as defending internment and supporting big-government, Planned Parenthood-funding Santorum?

As MM says, Snort!

Dante on March 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM

But with only ten staffers listed on her startup’s staff, Malkin’s new company Twitchy isn’t exactly solving the unemployment crisis on its own.

of those, she should fire the web designer immediately.

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 9:54 AM

But with only ten staffers listed on her startup’s staff, Malkin’s new company Twitchy isn’t exactly solving the unemployment crisis on its own.

No, they want more outfits like the USPS to create jobs. Even Wal*mart is too lowbrow for them.

cozmo on March 9, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Smart! Hope your servers can handle the traffic that is coming your way Michelle!

BobScuba on March 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Cool beans

cmsinaz on March 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Good luck to you, Ms. Malkin.

El Salsero on March 9, 2012 at 9:56 AM

I visited last evening and I must say, it’s the only way I’ll be able to tolerate anything “tweeting”.

OkieDoc on March 9, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Dante on March 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM

You’re on the website she started, smart guy. Don’t like it? Don’t let the Close button hit you in the ass on your way out.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 9:57 AM

But with only ten staffers listed on her startup’s staff, Malkin’s new company Twitchy isn’t exactly solving the unemployment crisis on its own.

Can the editors of The Atlantic be any more clueless about start-up businesses?

dirtseller on March 9, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Perhaps this comes as news to The Atlantic, but small businesses are the engine of job creation — and they don’t start off by hiring 1000 workers, not if they want to survive to the next day.

Any good liberal will tell you that the secret to success is to:

1) Find a way to market your company as green
2) get a multibillion dollar USG loan
3) hire a few thousand people
4) ???? (still working on this one)
5) become rich and successful

Dawnsblood on March 9, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Rush said he’d have new sponsors to replace the fleebagging ones so now MM’s excellence in “tweeting” has joined excellence in broadcasting. We’re stronger already. Congrats both.

stukinIL4now on March 9, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Home Run

Wade on March 9, 2012 at 9:59 AM

YESSSSSS! Congratulations to Michelle and Rush! Conservative money staying in conservative circles. I love it.

Have you all seen the new Bill Maher misogyny video by ShePACTV?

Every conservative should send it out, to help educate Americans as to what liberalism is all about.

bloggless on March 9, 2012 at 9:59 AM

You’re on the website she started, smart guy. Don’t like it? Don’t let the Close button hit you in the ass on your way out.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 9:57 AM

judging by the quality of her own sites, she was probably just giving moral support.

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM

But with only ten staffers listed on her startup’s staff, Malkin’s new company Twitchy isn’t exactly solving the unemployment crisis on its own.

By the way, that’s 10 more people than are now working at Solyndra.

dirtseller on March 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Can the editors of The Atlantic be any more clueless about start-up businesses?

dirtseller on March 9, 2012 at 9:58 AM

As a matter of fact they could, if they were to get a “bailout” they’d publish a story about how great the public-private partnership model is.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on March 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Leftists do learn about small business, but the other way around. They’ll take a previously successful company (e.g., NYT, Newsweek) and over time turn it into a smaller shell of itself until it becomes a small business or goes out of business. The Atlantic is probably on that slow boat to oblivion.

Leftism doesn’t sell. It only survives by taking. But thanks to people like Malkin, Breitbart, and others, it is getting to be difficult being a Lefty these days. And boy is it fun to watch.

EMD on March 9, 2012 at 10:01 AM

You’re on the website she started, smart guy. Don’t like it? Don’t let the Close button hit you in the ass on your way out.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Indeed.

Well done, MM! Here’s to your success.

Weight of Glory on March 9, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Ed, an editorial correction is in order. I don’t know if it’s embedded from the article snipped or if you included it, but one of the Twitchy links is actually a link to Twitter.

Logus on March 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Michelle’s stand didn’t impress The Atlantic,

The Atlantic continues to embarrass itself by trying to profit off of the clearly mentally ill Andrew Sullivan. What’s next for them, publishing Ezra Pound poems?

rbj on March 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM

How sad. First, Sarah Palin supports Newt and now Michelle Malkin supports Rush. Whatever happened to their commitment to conservative principles?

acorn on March 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM

judging by the quality of her own sites, she was probably just giving moral support.

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Judging by the capacity of your intelligence, you probably need your parents to help you type. She started this website, with Allah and Bryan Preston, in 2006. She sold it to Salem Communications a couple of years ago. You need to learn: if you have no f**king idea what you’re talking about, learn to shut the f**k up once in a while.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM

You’re on the website she started, smart guy. Don’t like it? Don’t let the Close button hit you in the ass on your way out.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Why do you always avoid the point to attack the poster instead?

Do you think internment is a conservative principle?

Dante on March 9, 2012 at 10:07 AM

waitwaitwait…

Nicole Wallace admitted to not voting for McCain?

Even though she worked for the campaign?

One of the main sources for Game Change, folks.

Hannity can no longer get away with having her on.

budfox on March 9, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Why do you always avoid the point to attack the poster instead?

Dante on March 9, 2012 at 10:07 AM

As Dante says, Snort!

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 10:09 AM

judging by the quality of her own sites, she was probably just giving moral support.

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Let’s see you do better, a$$wipe. Once a troll, always a troll. Do yourself a favor and find something useful to contribute to society rather than diss on people who work hard for their success.

Turtle317 on March 9, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Judging by the capacity of your intelligence, you probably need your parents to help you type. She started this website, with Allah and Bryan Preston, in 2006. She sold it to Salem Communications a couple of years ago. You need to learn: if you have no f**king idea what you’re talking about, learn to shut the f**k up once in a while.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM

More personal attacks, profanity, and insults. It’s all you ever have. No one said she didn’t start this site, so why do you keep arguing that?

Dante on March 9, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Mrs. Malkin’s buying of ad-time, much more so the creation of the site Twitchy has gotten me wondering an underlying question.

Color me a noob and dense, but, how does this make a business?

Twitchy is using a WordPress platform, so that end is no doubt low in costs/expense. However she’s got staff which in theory are paid.

I realize much of this could be coming directly out of Michelle’s pocket, but still, if it’s a business it should be self-sustaining.

I don’t see any ads on Twitchy.

Logus on March 9, 2012 at 10:11 AM

No one said she didn’t start this site, so why do you keep arguing that?

Dante on March 9, 2012 at 10:09 AM

she was probably just giving moral support.

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM

If you’re going to troll, troll better.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Isn’t this supposed to be a conservative website? What’s up with all the foul language?

acorn on March 9, 2012 at 10:11 AM

I don’t see any ads on Twitchy.

Logus on March 9, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Yet.

dirtseller on March 9, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Good! There were a good number of people I do business with on the list I saw here yesterday, that won’t have my business anymore. Some, I have follow-up emails from, for having recently done business…and now I’m doing follow-up…telling them to fluke off from now on!

KOOLAID2 on March 9, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Way to go Michelle! I like the site! Go Rushbo.

tinkerthinker on March 9, 2012 at 10:13 AM

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM

I don’t remember seeing your site.

tinkerthinker on March 9, 2012 at 10:15 AM

By the way, that’s 10 more people than are now working at Solyndra.

dirtseller on March 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM

+1

thelarryd on March 9, 2012 at 10:16 AM

How sad. First, Sarah Palin supports Newt and now Michelle Malkin supports Rush. Whatever happened to their commitment to conservative principles?

acorn on March 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM

With regard to Rush, I don’t get it. There’s no capacity for forgiveness. His diatribe deserved the denunciations it received, but it doesn’t require that he be banished to an island in the Pacific where we tested atomic weapons.

I’m not defending what Rush said, but enough is enough.

BuckeyeSam on March 9, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Isn’t this supposed to be a conservative website? What’s up with all the foul language?

acorn on March 9, 2012 at 10:11 AM

S’mattah? You’z tink the unionz have da only rightz by da first amendment ta cuss?

Pardon me if I use the liberal methodology against liberals. If you have anything useful to contribute, then contribute. If you are here just to dump on MM because you don’t like her, go elsewhere.

But as usual, you trolls are here just to spread the hate.

Turtle317 on March 9, 2012 at 10:17 AM

CA Congressional Office: ““The environment is much more important than jobs”. Congresswoman Karen Bass seems more interested in re-electing Obama and promoting “Critical Race Theory” that either job creation or environmental protection. Details, with video and graphic, at link.

Nope, this administration and its minions are totally clueless about job creation.

Mutnodjmet on March 9, 2012 at 10:19 AM

With regard to Rush, I don’t get it. There’s no capacity for forgiveness. His diatribe deserved the denunciations it received, but it doesn’t require that he be banished to an island in the Pacific where we tested atomic weapons.

I’m not defending what Rush said, but enough is enough.

BuckeyeSam on March 9, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Agreed. While Rush apologized, and his remarks were a tiny bit beneath him…they were still based in general truth.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Speaking of the Rush Limbaugh “feminist controversy” and Michelle Malkin, check out his post at Michelle’s blog:

New video: ShePAC strikes back at misogynist Bill Maher
By Michelle Malkin • March 8, 2012 10:52 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ISKQD7ytSk

ITguy on March 9, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Isn’t this supposed to be a conservative website? What’s up with all the foul language?

acorn on March 9, 2012 at 10:11 AM

*pssst*

Check this out…sometimes conservatives swear, too!

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Wow, based on the liberals posting on this thread, one would have to conclude that liberals are irredeemably stupid.

22044 on March 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Isn’t this supposed to be a conservative website? What’s up with all the foul language?

acorn on March 9, 2012 at 10:11 AM

(nice name you have)- We use it, because it seems to be the only way to speak to all the libs that got in on the open regs. Civil discourse is foriegn to them. (You know!…’slut’ is offensive…but ‘c@nt’ is ok!…Santy is a bigot…Sharpton is a Reverend…etc….) We are trying to speak their language.

KOOLAID2 on March 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM

“his post” should be “this post”

ITguy on March 9, 2012 at 10:21 AM

She started this website, with Allah and Bryan Preston, in 2006. She sold it to Salem Communications a couple of years ago. You need to learn: if you have no f**king idea what you’re talking about, learn to shut the f**k up once in a while.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM

i know, yes, been around a while.

the fact that she launched this site (with the money she earned promoting the internment of US citizens and other patriotic causes) doesn’t mean that it’s all her handiwork. based on the very resistable appeal of her other ventures, ha could well have succeeded despite her, not because of her.

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Kudos, Michelle and Congrats.

Christian Conservative on March 9, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Repeating for emphasis:

Bill Maher: Obama’s Million Dollar Man

ITguy on March 9, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Well done, Michelle, and best of luck with your new start-up company. The Atlantic, being the lefty publication that it is, has no clue about business.

simkeith on March 9, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Dante on March 9, 2012 at 9:53 AM

The Laup Nor’r has spoken.
All Heil Hail Laup Nor.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 9, 2012 at 10:24 AM

I have visited Twitchy several times, and I like it. Once ads start running on the Limbaugh show, I’m sure it will really take off. Congrats to Michelle!

DRayRaven on March 9, 2012 at 10:24 AM

How sad. First, Sarah Palin supports Newt and now Michelle Malkin supports Rush. Whatever happened to their commitment to conservative principles?

acorn on March 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM

….what are your principles?

KOOLAID2 on March 9, 2012 at 10:24 AM

ITguy on March 9, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Interesting link. I had guessed that some kind of pushback would result, but I wasn’t sure how big.

Turtle317 on March 9, 2012 at 10:25 AM

i know, yes, been around a while.

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 10:22 AM

No, you haven’t. But LOL at your attempt to lie to someone who has.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Good for Michelle! If she buys a few radio spots on Rush, about 20 million Americans will be informed about Twitchy.com.

Scriptor on March 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

S’mattah? You’z tink the unionz have da only rightz by da first amendment ta cuss?

Pardon me if I use the liberal methodology against liberals. If you have anything useful to contribute, then contribute. If you are here just to dump on MM because you don’t like her, go elsewhere.

Turtle317 on March 9, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Apparently someone missed the expensive lesson that Rush learned. Do you really think you can get through to a liberal that way? If you do, think again. Remember, the beauty of the first amendment is that it provides latitude for jerks to reveal themselves . . . . Just because you have the right to say something doesn’t mean you have to say it. And of course, for now anyway, HA is not subject to the first amendment anyway.

BOT, that Michelle would decide to advertise on Rush’s show is no surprise at all. It’s just plain old good business. The folks that feign offense at Rush’s stumble are not exactly her target audience. So what is she risking? And with advertisers flocking away from Rush, maybe there was a sweet deal to be had?

Very shrewd. Congrats Michelle!

EconomicNeocon on March 9, 2012 at 10:28 AM

How sad. First, Sarah Palin supports Newt and now Michelle Malkin supports Rush. Whatever happened to their commitment to conservative principles?

acorn on March 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM

…what are your principles?

KOOLAID2 on March 9, 2012 at 10:24 AM

With a name like “acorn”, do you really have to ask?

ACORN enables child sex trafficking and prostitution, tax evasion, etc.

ITguy on March 9, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Why do you always avoid the point to attack the poster instead?

Do you think internment is a conservative principle?

Dante on March 9, 2012 at 10:07 AM

It was a logical response to a problem during a existential war. Do you often go back and time and judge events based on today’s morality?

Bill C on March 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM

BOT, that Michelle would decide to advertise on Rush’s show is no surprise at all. It’s just plain old good business. The folks that feign offense at Rush’s stumble are not exactly her target audience. So what is she risking? And with advertisers flocking away from Rush, maybe there was a sweet deal to be had?

Very shrewd. Congrats Michelle!

EconomicNeocon on March 9, 2012 at 10:28 AM

I don’t know if anyone else thought of this but O’Reilly chose Laura Ingraham over MM as a substituted host several years ago. I am sure that MM would rather advertise on Rush’s show, he and O’Reilly are not friends.

Bill C on March 9, 2012 at 10:32 AM

No, you haven’t. But LOL at your attempt to lie to someone who has.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 10:26 AM

oh dear. how is “been around a while” a lie? what does “while” mean to you? is a year “a while”? two?

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 10:33 AM

It was a logical response to a problem during a existential war. Do you often go back and time and judge events based on today’s morality?

Bill C on March 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Actually, he does. Talk to him and he’ll tell you that World War 2 was entirely America’s fault.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 10:33 AM

oh dear. how is “been around a while” a lie? what does “while” mean to you? is a year “a while”? two?

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Longer than you’ve been here, troll. I remember trolls that left before you arrived that were here longer.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 10:35 AM

4) ???? (still working on this one)

Try this:
4) Pay lots of bonuses and then declare bankruptcy

UnrepentantCurmudgeon on March 9, 2012 at 10:36 AM

I don’t see any ads on Twitchy.

Logus on March 9, 2012 at 10:11 AM

With the increase in traffic to her new site from her Rush link, she can go to advertisers and show them lots of eyeballs. Advertisers like that. Linking to Rush.com is just a good marketing move on Twitchy’s part.

jdpaz on March 9, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Rush won’t have trouble getting new sponsors.

Good on MM supporting him, even though I’m totally disappointed in her over the top vitriol this primary season. What is it with these conservative? women going hysterical ie Ann Coulter, SE Cupp, MM? They’re losing their credibility big time.

IndeCon on March 9, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Longer than you’ve been here, troll. I remember trolls that left before you arrived that were here longer.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 10:35 AM

wtf are you talking about? i didn’t ask how long you’ve been commenting here. i asked how “been around a while” is a lie, you potty mouthed imbecile.

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Color me a noob and dense, but, how does this make a business?
Twitchy is using a WordPress platform, so that end is no doubt low in costs/expense.

You must indeed be an intertubes noob; that’s like saying UPS uses the “automobile template”, so it’s business must have low costs/expenses.

However she’s got staff which in theory are paid.

“In theory”?

I realize much of this could be coming directly out of Michelle’s pocket, but still, if it’s a business it should be self-sustaining.
I don’t see any ads on Twitchy.
Logus on March 9, 2012 at 10:11 AM

That’s the nature of web startups. You build up a readership/commentariat/buzz which attracts advertisers.

whatcat on March 9, 2012 at 10:39 AM

As a small business owner, defender of capitalism, and advocate of free speech, I am putting my money where my conservative, free-market principles are.

Yet that didn’t stop her from employing AP. Oh, the irony.

Knott Buyinit on March 9, 2012 at 10:40 AM

jdpaz on March 9, 2012 at 10:37 AM

I am curious.
Do sites without direct ads make money based on linking to other sites?
Maybe that’s how Twitter makes money?

22044 on March 9, 2012 at 10:40 AM

i know, yes, been around a while.

the fact that she launched this site (with the money she earned promoting the internment of US citizens and other patriotic causes) doesn’t mean that it’s all her handiwork. based on the very resistable appeal of her other ventures, ha could well have succeeded despite her, not because of her.

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 10:22 AM

So, now you’re trying to masquerade wild speculation as probable analysis.

A very poor effort.

fossten on March 9, 2012 at 10:40 AM

wtf are you talking about? i didn’t ask how long you’ve been commenting here. i asked how “been around a while” is a lie, you potty mouthed imbecile.

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Temper tantrum much? LOL

What’s the name of your website, $uper Succe$$ful Guy?

fossten on March 9, 2012 at 10:42 AM

I can’t wait for the competitors of the advertisers who bolted
start advertising on Rush! I will laugh til tears start flowing!

Amjean on March 9, 2012 at 10:45 AM

I don’t do that tweet thing…I enjoy reading stories about it when it’s the center of some controversy, but can’t imagine why anyone would be interested in the minutia of someone’s life.

If tweets are uniformly witty, thought provoking and destined for immortality in Oxford’s Dictionary of Quotations, then OK. It’s kind of sad to think the great thoughts and wit of this generation is going to be a tweet.

Be that as it may, I do understand the reasons WHY a politician or commentator needs to utilize the system, so Good Luck to MM and thanks to her for standing strong always for free speech and non-corrupt public officials.

Portia46 on March 9, 2012 at 10:47 AM

It was a logical response to a problem during a existential war. Do you often go back and time and judge events based on today’s morality?

Bill C on March 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM

A logical response? Really? Rounding up Americans and incarcerating them without due process is a logical response?

Actually, he does. Talk to him and he’ll tell you that World War 2 was entirely America’s fault.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Wow, and now we’ve graduated to lying.

Dante on March 9, 2012 at 10:48 AM

I think Rush would have no problems endorsing a product by Michelle :)

wildcat72 on March 9, 2012 at 10:48 AM

But with only ten staffers listed on her startup’s staff, Malkin’s new company Twitchy

has created more jobs than PBHO’s trillion buck stimulus.

Bishop on March 9, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Do sites without direct ads make money based on linking to other sites?
22044 on March 9, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Yup, they’re called “referer” clicks.

whatcat on March 9, 2012 at 10:49 AM

It was a logical response to a problem during a existential war. Do you often go back and time and judge events based on today’s morality?

Bill C on March 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Oh, and it’s not “today’s morality”; the philosophy surrounding natural rights has been around for centuries.

Dante on March 9, 2012 at 10:49 AM

My congratulations to both Michelle Malkin, and Rush.

RIGHT ON, RIGHT ON!!

ToddPA on March 9, 2012 at 10:50 AM

whatcat on March 9, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Hey, I don’t know a lot of stuff.

How many people make a living on some of these websites still confounds me.

My wife thinks I’m smart when it comes to computers and the internet. It’s all relative since I know my knowledge and ability is barely even adequate.

I have a love/hate relationship with computers and the internet… and business… well, I readily admit I’m no businessman.

Logus on March 9, 2012 at 10:51 AM

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 10:38 AM

LOL. A troll is insulting me. If I had the interest, I’d dig up a couple of your classic moments of maximum cretinous drool-covered rambling.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 10:52 AM

wtf are you talking about? i didn’t ask how long you’ve been commenting here. i asked how “been around a while” is a lie, you potty mouthed imbecile.

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Try this on for size, half-wit: I was one of the charter commenters here at HotAir when the site originally launched. Many have been around here as long as I have, but I can literally and honestly say that no one has been around here longer. I believe that gives me enough credibility to say that I think you are a peabrain.

gryphon202 on March 9, 2012 at 10:53 AM

I am curious.
Do sites without direct ads make money based on linking to other sites?
Maybe that’s how Twitter makes money?

22044 on March 9, 2012 at 10:40 AM

When you are getting something for free, you’re not the customer, you’re the product!!

http://www.didyouwonder.com/how-does-twitter-make-money/

jdpaz on March 9, 2012 at 10:55 AM

LOL. A troll is insulting me. If I had the interest, I’d dig up a couple of your classic moments of maximum cretinous drool-covered rambling.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 10:52 AM

go for it. but explain first why you called me a liar. it’s rather more insulting than anything i called you over the years. ;)

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 10:55 AM

gryphon202 on March 9, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Never seen you comment before.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 10:57 AM

I’ve been here for at least a month, I’d say that qualifies as HotGas veteran.

Bishop on March 9, 2012 at 10:57 AM

of those, she should fire the web designer immediately.

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Much as it pains me to say I agree with a troll and as much as I like MM, I have to agree with this one.

The design, layout, color scheme and bad graphics of the twitchy site all combine to give me a headache. Perhaps it’s better in ie, but I’m not betting 0bama’s stash on it.

Sorry MM, love ya anyway though.

Lost in Jersey on March 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM

I have a “twitch” I need to scratch…

Good luck, MM, and success to you and your new venture!!!

Khun Joe on March 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM

I believe that gives me enough credibility to say that I think you are a peabrain.

gryphon202 on March 9, 2012 at 10:53 AM

fantastic, but i didn’t ask you either how long you’ve been wasting your time here instead of being, you know, productive. if i may add, being a long-time commenter adds nothing to your credibility.

i wanted to know why you can get away with calling someone a liar without any basis in fact.

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Never seen you comment before.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Honestly, I didn’t really start commenting here until the 2008 campaign. And I didn’t start commenting in-earnest until after the inauguration immaculation, but I’ve been here in some way shape or form, officially speaking, since the very beginning.

/DeadlySerious

gryphon202 on March 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM

I don’t do that tweet thing…I enjoy reading stories about it when it’s the center of some controversy, but can’t imagine why anyone would be interested in the minutia of someone’s life.

If tweets are uniformly witty, thought provoking and destined for immortality in Oxford’s Dictionary of Quotations, then OK. It’s kind of sad to think the great thoughts and wit of this generation is going to be a tweet.

Be that as it may, I do understand the reasons WHY a politician or commentator needs to utilize the system, so Good Luck to MM and thanks to her for standing strong always for free speech and non-corrupt public officials.

Portia46 on March 9, 2012 at 10:47 AM

I’m with you on not having much appreciation for a need to leave no thought unspoken (or un-tweeted).
But I understand the dynamics; if you remember the old newspaper days, they were filled with all manner of irrelevant info. I think at least some small town papers still print who came to visit whom.

Twitchy looks be a good site to separate the wheat from the chaff in the twitosphere. You get the relevant stuff and the odd bits of humor.

whatcat on March 9, 2012 at 10:59 AM

i wanted to know why you can get away with calling someone a liar without any basis in fact.

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM

I didn’t call you a liar. That’s between you and Maddie. I called you a peabrain, and there are most likely very few here who would disagree. But in any event, I’ll let you continue the pissing match with Maddie if you pass the popcorn.

/MunchMunch

gryphon202 on March 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM

But with only ten staffers listed on her startup’s staff…

If I owned a media company I would refuse to hire any journalists who did not spend a minimum of 3 years living life in the real world.

NotCoach on March 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Oh no she di-unt!

SouthernGent on March 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM

oh dear. how is “been around a while” a lie? what does “while” mean to you? is a year “a while”? two?

sesquipedalian on March 9, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Longer than you’ve been here, troll. I remember trolls that left before you arrived that were here longer.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 10:35 AM

sesquipedo is in a lower tier troll here at Hotair. Remember when we had decent trolls worth bashing here?

portlandon on March 9, 2012 at 11:01 AM

small businesses are the engine of job creation — and they don’t start off by hiring 1000 workers, not if they want to survive to the next day. They start off small, take lots of risk, and generally end up resenting government programs that increase taxes while larger companies are better equipped to exploit the benefits. Regulation and government interventions favor companies that have the resources to research and explore ways to get their hands on the cash, which puts smaller companies at a competitive disadvantage — which is the reason we usually see larger companies backing those very regulations and interventions.

Truth.

ITguy on March 9, 2012 at 11:01 AM

I’ve been here for at least a month, I’d say that qualifies as HotGas veteran.

Bishop on March 9, 2012 at 10:57 AM

Minnesota commenters are limited to latrine duty. That includes Ed.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM

The strategy of the Democratic Socialist Communists appears to be this:

1) Drive the small businesses out of business.
2) Government take-over of the big businesses.

ITguy on March 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Honestly, I didn’t really start commenting here until the 2008 campaign. And I didn’t start commenting in-earnest until after the inauguration immaculation, but I’ve been here in some way shape or form, officially speaking, since the very beginning.

/DeadlySerious

gryphon202 on March 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM

It seemed, too, like you posted primarily in the Green Room for a while, as well.

MadisonConservative on March 9, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Every big business was once a small business.

ITguy on March 9, 2012 at 11:04 AM

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