Thursday, August 16, 2007

50 most powerful West Virginians

Just an interesting list that we may refer back to in the future.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

A few Things...

* First, I would like to comment on the pattern of posts and contributor activity of Modern America.

* ► 2007 (4)

* ► 2006 (3)

* ► 2005 (168)

* ► 2004 (70)

-Post activity by years since Modern America began.

As you can see, Modern America began in (late) 2004, in the heat of the 2004 presidential/local elections. And during that that time, MA contributors pumped out 70 posts. However, once Bush and others had taken office in 2005, we were provided with so many interesting topics, we had pumped out 168 posts. This was when the majority of MA contributors were in College and were following the political scene like watch dogs. Unlike other bloggers who post 3-10 posts a day, we had other aspects of our lives that demanded attention, otherwise we probably would have produced 500-1000 posts.

Then, in 2006, I had dropped out of college and explored job opportunities in a different field. Other MA contributors had also began filling up their plates with more personal things, thus leaving MA vacant. And sadly, only 3 posts had managed to find a permanent home on MA.

It would seem that 2007 has found the same fate as 2006, but since it isn't 2008 yet, I would like to think otherwise. As of now, we have 5 posts for 2007. If the pattern of the previous years continue, MA's activity will boost during the 2008 elections, and will then double its activity in 2009.

Although work consumes around 14 hours of my day, 5-6 days a week, I will still try to contribute to this great blog which stood up for Traditional Southern Democrats everywhere in the previous years. Let's get 2007 rolling before it ends.

* Secondly, I would like get things going with Ol' Don "Massey Maniac" Blankenship.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A mine company executive sued the state Democratic Party over a TV ad that he claims defamed him by quoting him as saying the deaths of 14 miners last year were statistically insignificant.

Evidently, Don isn't gonna give up with West Virginia. He does not want to be forgotten and some even think he has deeper, darker interests with West Virginia, after all, why else would he sink his teeth so deep into our politics... for the sake of the kids? I think not.

Don Blankenship is a ruthless, take-no-prisoners, fighter. He does not want to accept defeat and is continuing his personal battle with WV Democrats. Why else would we just now be hearing about something that occurred back in Feb. 19, 2006? I'm not sure on how such a case can pan out, but I will be following it, hoping for another defeat for Blankenship. He has already gotten his way numerous times at the cost of WV citizens, we can't afford for him to do it again.