Get ready for open-registration tomorrow at Hot Air

posted at 12:01 pm on February 5, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

The headline is as much a memo to our staff as to our readers who have missed out on open-registration days in the past. Tomorrow we open the books and gird our loins for the flood of new commenters to Hot Air!

Open registration for new commenters here at Hot Air will commence between 9 am and 4 pm ET, when our staff support is on duty to assist in the process.  We will approve new registrants, not process amnesty requests for previously-banned commenters. We’ll have instructions in tomorrow’s post on how this works and what to expect — so please make sure you read those before peppering us with questions we have already answered.

And rather than just leave a short post on the front page for this announcement, let’s toss in a little entertainment, too. Reason TV has selected its Nanny of the Month for January 2014. Will it be California, Chicago, or a “buttinsky” New Jersey mayor?

Never mind that plenty of foodies say “the law is confusing, ineffective, bad for the environment and can compromise a final dish,” California is now forcing chefs and bartenders to wear single-use gloves or utensils when handling food like sushi and fresh fruit.

And how about Chicago? The city has decided to ban vaping in public (for the children!), thus potentially making it a little tougher for smokers to ditch cancer sticks.

But this month the nation’s biggest buttinksy is the New Jersey mayor who showed up at at a home on Christmas Eve and ordered a family to remove decorations because one neighbor deemed them offensive.

See you tomorrow!


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bluefox on February 5, 2014 at 12:29 PM

OFA has sent the troops out on FB, too. Both of Ted Cruz’s sites are overrun by them.

kingsjester on February 5, 2014 at 12:31 PM

bluefox on February 5, 2014 at 12:29 PM

HA won’t turn into that, they won’t allow it, (I Hope)!!

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:31 PM

I was thinking more along the lines of Ms assimilated-hyphenated.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:28 PM

There are many weeks :)

For you

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:23 PM

; )

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:32 PM

kingsjester on February 5, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Nice Bishop!!

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:32 PM

You gotta be quick.

kingsjester on February 5, 2014 at 12:32 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Done, Kiddo!

Cindy Munford on February 5, 2014 at 12:32 PM

I liked SWalker. He committed the “unpardonable sin”, though – bashing one of the site managers. Another one was banned for a similar offense.

22044 on February 5, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Alice Walton’s an effing leftist $%&^!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:23 PM

; )

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Camaraderie, I like to see that :D

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:33 PM

; )

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:32 PM

I almost laughed tears :)

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:34 PM

will crr6 return?

cmsinaz on February 5, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Was crr6 banned?

Anti-Control on February 5, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Ixnay on the inchesterWay references, it gets extra attention from the Great Eye.

Bishop on February 5, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Alice Walton’s an effing leftist $%&^!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Her brother too…the old guy dies again, in his grave…all that effort for this?

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:34 PM

She has 3 bros. Which one did you have in mind?

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:35 PM

The headline is as much a memo to our staff

Staff, Ed?

I thought it was just you and Erica from remote locations with AP alternating between your basement and hers.

Imagine that. Staff!

Got any openings for a worn out, broken and depressed conservative?

BacaDog on February 5, 2014 at 12:35 PM

22044 on February 5, 2014 at 12:32 PM

I read his blog every day, he’s good! He should have been added to the contributors here at HA, would have made for an ever lively discussion for sure!

I always liked what he had to say, Ed and Allah bashing aside tho…

He got banned over a reference to lamp posts and hemp I believe…

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:35 PM

bluefox on February 5, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Well, many folks here seem to enjoy them. I’m not necessarily in that group of folks. To each their own I suppose. Trolls don’t worry me as much as socks.

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:36 PM

We actually once had one Troll flame out within 24 hours. I believe her name was Southerngirl, or something like that.

kingsjester on February 5, 2014 at 12:36 PM

The new ones will be confused by the Bishops and Bmores :)

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:36 PM

New names to learn? Goodie.

wolly4321 on February 5, 2014 at 12:36 PM

New names to learn? Goodie.

wolly4321 on February 5, 2014 at 12:36 PM

New minions that will worship me and treat me as their empress.
Goody!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:36 PM

I was one of his favorite targets-so what are you whining about.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:16 PM

No clue what you’re attention-seeking about.

Jeddite on February 5, 2014 at 12:37 PM

wolly4321 on February 5, 2014 at 12:36 PM

All in a days work wolly ;)

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Give me your tired, your poor, your trolling masses.

Glenn Jericho on February 5, 2014 at 12:37 PM

She has 3 bros. Which one did you have in mind?

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Too lazy to look up…he funded oaf’ re-elect, heavily.

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:37 PM

The new ones will be confused by the Bishops and Bmores :)

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Now we’ll have to explain the damn Bishop thing all over again.

BacaDog on February 5, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Jeddite on February 5, 2014 at 12:37 PM

How’s mentioning that Tesla got off going after me ‘attention seeking’.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:37 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:36 PM

No no no!! That’s MG’s crown, you and I however shall be Princesses!! lol ;D

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Expect more false flag Democrat operatives sent to tell conservatives that they should not vote for Republicans because they are not conservatives so that the progressive left Democrats win. Also the open libs who will tell us that Hillary Clinton is not self-serving, is not corrupt, is not obsessed with power, does not lie whenever convenient, actually accomplished things as a NY Senator and had a successful rather than disastrous tenure as Secretary of State. That type is amusing really but they do distract from serious discussion. They will deny her entire real history of being a student of Saul Alinsky and virtually defrauding investors in Arkansas to promote fairy tales.

KW64 on February 5, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:38 PM

czarina.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:38 PM

BacaDog on February 5, 2014 at 12:37 PM

And Humpbot… Le Sigh…

Lol

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:39 PM

getting low on trolls, I guess..?

affenhauer on February 5, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Don’t miss your pajama-preezie-in-pen-action

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:39 PM

As long as they like cheese and BBQ ribs, I don’t care who gets in.

Bishop on February 5, 2014 at 12:40 PM

We need more Ronbots/Alex Jones types.
I like ‘playing’ w/ those people.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:40 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Ohhhh nice title alt!! Czarina Alt!! got a cool ring to it…

Think I’ll be a Countess…

Countess Scrumpy…

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:40 PM

bluefox on February 5, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Will HA let us know how many new people registered? That way we can do an over/under on the amount of trolls registered. You know OFA is ready.

tbrickert on February 5, 2014 at 12:41 PM

I wonder what name Jailbreak will use this time? He’ll probably go back to another Roger Waters derivative.

And, could narutoboy come back as narutoman?

Inquiring minds want to know.

kingsjester on February 5, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Why not narutogirl or narutowoman, hmm? What do you have against transgenders?

This is hysterical:

Under fire from transgender advocates, Piers Morgan has an ‘incredibly annoying day’

Piers Morgan went to bed pretty upset last night after an online mob attacked him for daring to say that a transsexual guest had once been male. The guest, Janet Mock, attacked Piers on Twitter for his “offensive” comments: “Was a boy until 18.”

Anti-Control on February 5, 2014 at 12:41 PM

I may have to register from home….

..let’s see…a screen name…..

..Well, for my initial register I flipped a coin. Heads it was ToddPA, Tails it was Jack Lord’s Hair.

Think I know what I’m registering as….

ToddPA on February 5, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Good, all that were banned in the past will return for a future ban hammer! Pure entertainment

Conservative4Ever on February 5, 2014 at 12:41 PM

AnninCA

22044 on February 5, 2014 at 12:42 PM

This means a new list. I hope cozmo helps organize it again.

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:42 PM

KW64 on February 5, 2014 at 12:38 PM

WE know better!!

WE can stomp on them and crush their ego’s and smash their ideas to teensy tiny pieces!!

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Fresh meat!

KCB on February 5, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Conservative4Ever on February 5, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Hey-I was banned in the past.
What? LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:42 PM

James Lileks finally got around to banishing crossdotcurve. Expect that obnoxious twit to show up here. And commence mocking it.

rbj on February 5, 2014 at 12:11 PM

How do you know it was crossdotcurve who got booted? Lileks’ comment feed has been kaput for a few days now, and He didn’t mention the twit by name.

RDH on February 5, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Excellent — it’s been months since I’ve been called a “race fan.”

Mr. D on February 5, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Anti-Control on February 5, 2014 at 12:34 PM

The original was banned but the new person, I believe with an extra r, is a conservative.

Cindy Munford on February 5, 2014 at 12:44 PM

22044 on February 5, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Oh No! That one I remember well, we don’t need her back nor crr6.

Do not be confused tho, we do have another crrr6 who is not the old crr6…

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Fresh meat!

KCB on February 5, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Lolz! Or shit on a shingle.

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:45 PM

C. Fox News is leading us to Armageddon

Bitter Clinger on February 5, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Bitter Clinger: I like C,..it seems to be a winner:0

canopfor on February 5, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Cindy Munford on February 5, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh snap Cindy!! ;D

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:46 PM

will crr6 return?

cmsinaz on February 5, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Was crr6 banned?

Anti-Control on February 5, 2014 at 12:34 PM

crr6 left without being banned, and recently announced that she will not be running for Henry Waxman’s seat-she’s going to run for the California State Senate instead. See the Headlines section.

Del Dolemonte on February 5, 2014 at 12:46 PM

I’ve got my login, so I say keep it closed.

crrr6 on February 5, 2014 at 12:46 PM

How’s mentioning that Tesla got off going after me ‘attention seeking’.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Better question: how is not particularly looking forward to Dr Tesla’s return (as a sock) got anything to do with you?

Jeddite on February 5, 2014 at 12:46 PM

KCB on February 5, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Ken! Hi! :)

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:47 PM

What? LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:42 PM

And Panther, on the evolution debate thread doesn’t believe in resurrections :)

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:47 PM

I thought the whole point of brief enrollment periods was to launch them by surprise, so people who already frequent the site (because the LIKE the site) will see the announcement and sign up.

With a day’s notice I’d expect that every liberal troll on the interwebs will make arrangements with their mommy and daddy to borrow the family’s computer tomorrow so they can come sign up. That and the trolls we already have will each sign up for 12 more names.

I vote for a SHUN button. If enough other users shun a person their comments go into a smaller and smaller font. Then when libfree is at Courier 1 point it starts going into a lighter and lighter shade. :-)

SoRight on February 5, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Good…good….fresh meat!

JetBoy on February 5, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Del Dolemonte on February 5, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Oh that’s priceless gold!! Hahahahahahahaha!!

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:48 PM

See the Headlines section.

Del Dolemonte on February 5, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Indeed – fluke her, in a bad way, then pour lemon juice on it.

Schadenfreude on February 5, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Just can’t wait for the new pledge class. /

TXUS on February 5, 2014 at 12:49 PM

C. Fox News is leading us to Armageddon

Bitter Clinger on February 5, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Bitter Clinger: I like C,..it seems to be a winner:0

canopfor on February 5, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Yeah, me too.

Especially with Obama transferring his blame game to them just this week, the talking points are fresh.

Bitter Clinger on February 5, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Lolz! Or shit on a shingle.

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Bmore:ICK,…

…..Sh*t Brindle Brown Bacon!!:0

canopfor on February 5, 2014 at 12:50 PM

SoRight on February 5, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Brilliant idea!!

Seconded!!

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:50 PM

I’m looking forward to seeing if any new troll will try out the handle “ObamaButtBoy”.

Bitter Clinger on February 5, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Oh No! That one I remember well, we don’t need her back nor crr6.

Do not be confused tho, we do have another crrr6 who is not the old crr6…

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:45 PM

She sticks in my mind, she would comment all the time when I was new to HA and just reading.

Yeah, cr36, why did he choose that handle? He’s my neighbor too, he’s good.

22044 on February 5, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Great news. I need a sock puppet.

gh on February 5, 2014 at 12:51 PM

…great!…there will be more of ‘THEM’ than ‘US’…just before an election!

KOOLAID2 on February 5, 2014 at 12:51 PM

canopfor on February 5, 2014 at 12:50 PM

I have never had that. Is it good?

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 12:52 PM

AnninCA

22044 on February 5, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Whatever happened to this one??

Also, jenfidel?

ToddPA on February 5, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Prayers going out for you, Twerp.

All the best to you.

Solaratov on February 5, 2014 at 12:54 PM

crr6 disappeared immediately after the last registration. Some of us assume that she merely created a new name. nonpartisan maybe?

blink on February 5, 2014 at 12:49 PM

I think she flunked out of law school, and is just too embarrassed to show herself. Or she died from alcohol poisoning.

NotCoach on February 5, 2014 at 12:54 PM

KOOLAID2 on February 5, 2014 at 12:51 PM

HA Troops will thin ‘em out right quick KA2 with your help!!

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:54 PM

I can’t wait for a new batch of OFA operatives with niks like “non-partisan” and “no labels” and “middle of the road moderate swing voter”

Kataklysmic on February 5, 2014 at 12:54 PM

I need to go to confession before I can take communion. Was supposed to go Monday-but the weather wouldn’t allow it.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Understood! I’ll keep you in my prayers!

JellyToast on February 5, 2014 at 12:54 PM

canopfor on February 5, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Yeah, me too.

Especially with Obama transferring his blame game to them just this week, the talking points are fresh.

Bitter Clinger on February 5, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Bitter Clinger:Yup,..he has all kinds of Sneaky Plans:)


Like:

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 2h

More on the hubs from @USDA at http://usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2014/02/0016.xml&navid=NEWS_RELEASE&navtype=RT&parentnav=LATEST_RELEASES&edeployment_action=retrievecontent

News Release
Release No. 0016.14
Contact:
Office of Communications (202)720-4623
***************************************

Secretary Vilsack Announces Regional Hubs to Help Agriculture, Forestry Mitigate the Impacts of a Changing Climate

‘Climate Hubs’ will provide regional networks on climate science, forecasting impacts as part of President’s Climate Action Plan

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the creation of the first ever Regional Hubs for Risk Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change at seven locations around the country. “Climate Hubs” will address increasing risks such as fires, invasive pests, devastating floods, and crippling droughts on a regional basis, aiming to translate science and research into information to farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners on ways to adapt and adjust their resource management. In his State of the Union Address, President Obama pledged that his Administration will continue to do everything in its power to act on climate change. Today’s announcement is part of the President’s Climate Action Plan to responsibly cut carbon pollution, slow the effects of climate change and put America on track to a cleaner environment.

“For generations, America’s farmers, ranchers and forest landowners have innovated and adapted to challenges. Today, they face a new and more complex threat in the form of a changing and shifting climate, which impacts both our nation’s forests and our farmers’ bottom lines,” said Vilsack. “USDA’s Climate Hubs are part of our broad commitment to developing the next generation of climate solutions, so that our agricultural leaders have the modern technologies and tools they need to adapt and succeed in the face of a changing climate.”
(More…)
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http://usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2014/02/0016.xml&navid=NEWS_RELEASE&navtype=RT&parentnav=LATEST_RELEASES&edeployment_action=retrievecontent

Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller 2h

Secy of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will have more on hubs and sub hubs at the start of the WH press briefing today at 1pm/ET.

canopfor on February 5, 2014 at 12:54 PM

KOOLAID2 on February 5, 2014 at 12:51 PM

More Gulock Bills, rubbernecks, and Joanne’s and needed to put us “True Conservatives” in out place, so more Romneys can be elected. It worked so well in 2012.

kingsjester on February 5, 2014 at 12:54 PM

bluefox on February 5, 2014 at 12:29 PM

OFA has sent the troops out on FB, too. Both of Ted Cruz’s sites are overrun by them.

kingsjester on February 5, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Wow, I’m not on FB but this is how the trolls are. We had a lot of
people sign up in the 2 previous registrations, but you don’t see them posting. Their pattern is to wait until an election and then come out.

They destroyed Greta’s blog a few years ago.

bluefox on February 5, 2014 at 12:55 PM

I think we should have a weekly poll where we get to nominate our favorite trolls and then vote the weekly winner off the site.

trigon on February 5, 2014 at 12:55 PM

bluefox on February 5, 2014 at 12:29 PM

HA won’t turn into that, they won’t allow it, (I Hope)!!

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:31 PM

I hope you are right, but it will most likely be up to us, LOL

We have to be the troll warriors!!

bluefox on February 5, 2014 at 12:56 PM

bluefox on February 5, 2014 at 12:55 PM

I have faith that Ed and Allah will swing the banhammer as needed to eject the riffraff… or tell them to cool it, warn first then ban!!

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:57 PM

bluefox on February 5, 2014 at 12:56 PM

I can spot the most obvious, but some are slick and gain our confidences, well, mine, sometimes, and I get snookered!

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 12:58 PM

The only reason I’m upset about the open registration is that I can’t think of a decent sock nic.

TexasDan on February 5, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Oh Boink,..the Flood Gates will open to Leftys masquarading as Rightys!!

Well,..the USS Hot Air,

is going to need a bigger boat!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on February 5, 2014 at 12:16 PM

…The Titanic?

KOOLAID2 on February 5, 2014 at 12:59 PM

…I going too have to clean the shitter?

KOOLAID2 on February 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM

AC

She left abruptly is all I know

cmsinaz on February 5, 2014 at 1:01 PM

crr6 left without being banned, and recently announced that she will not be running for Henry Waxman’s seat-she’s going to run for the California State Senate instead. See the Headlines section.

Del Dolemonte on February 5, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Classic post right here folks.

ToddPA on February 5, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Expect more false flag Democrat operatives sent to tell conservatives that they should not vote for Republicans because they are not conservatives so that the progressive left Democrats win…

KW64 on February 5, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Yes, that’s one of the Left’s recurring games on the internet that is an ongoing problem, made possible by the “user ID” instead of an actual identity posting. But it flares-up in the year preceding elections, like clockwork, that activity: Left ramps it up because it ruins discussions and sets others adrift all too often from any point.

So, I’m expecting a lot of that in the months ahead, not that I enjoy reading it or the faithless criticisms involved.

Lourdes on February 5, 2014 at 1:01 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 5, 2014 at 12:19 PM

I am sending positive waves through the ether.

Sending, sending…

novaculus on February 5, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Release the Kraken!

Imrahil on February 5, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Fluke announced she is not running!!

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 1:03 PM

I can’t wait for a new batch of OFA operatives with niks like “non-partisan” and “no labels” and “middle of the road moderate swing voter”

Kataklysmic on February 5, 2014 at 12:54 PM

And the buggy sort who claim to be “conservative…but…”

Lourdes on February 5, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Ed, I do have a question. I won’t bother you with email unless you don’t see this question. Will my better half have any trouble signing up? Our IP will appear to be the same. If memory serves, some folks had trouble with this last go round. Thanks!

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 1:03 PM

OOps already said! DOH!

Scrumpy on February 5, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Ps Ed, Will you be shpping for a larger hammer?

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Fluke announced she is not running!!

No and yes. She’s not running for CA Congressicky but she IS running for CA State Senate seat (that current CA State Senate Dem is vacating so he can run for CA Congressicky to replace Waxman).

So CA set to get more double-whammy Liberals. In CA, that’s nothing unusual, just redundancy.

Lourdes on February 5, 2014 at 1:06 PM

shpping= shopping

Bmore on February 5, 2014 at 1:06 PM

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