Celebrating Our 6-Month Blogiversary – The Top 6 Posts In Mental Recession History

June 26, 2012 at 5:42 pm (Ballot Fraud, Blog, Blogiversary, Conservatives, Mental Recession, New York, Robert Bales, Stimulus, Top 6)

We are but infants in the blogging game.  But we’re celebrating anyway!

Six months ago, we started this blog with one very loud opinionated blogger and three followers. Today, we still have that loud opinionated blogger, but we’ve expanded to about four followers (Thank you Mom!) … (Dad, seriously, could you at least consider following?).

But that isn’t about to dampen our spirits here at the Mental Recession, as we celebrate our 6-month Blogiversary.  Thus far, we’ve posted exactly 501 times during that span, and experienced over 162,000 page views in all, an average of over 27,000 per month.

Most importantly, we’ve had a lot of fun doing this.  And we hope you have too.  Please consider hitting the ‘Donate’ button on the right side of the page, and help support this site – we badly needs some upgrades to keep expanding.

Thanks!

And without further ado, here are the Top 6 Posts in Mental Recession History…

6)  Company That Received $1.96 Billion in Stimulus, Gets $1.3 Million Grant For Employees Laid Off Because of Stimulus

5)  Yes, Liberalism IS a Mental Disorder

4)  Will the Department of Justice Investigate Attacks on Conservative Bloggers?

3)  Eighth Democrat Indicted in Upstate New York Ballot Fraud Investigation

2)  More Narrative Fail: Autopsy Reveals Trayvon Martin Had Bloody Knuckles When He Died

1)  Why is the U.S. Charging Robert Bales With the Murder of an Unborn Child, But Didn’t Charge Nidal Hasan?

Bonus – Top 6 Referring Sites…

6)  Patterico’s Pontifications

5)  RedState

4)  BadBlue

3)  Doug Ross @ Journal

2)  Instapundit

1)  Linkiest

And special thanks to the following people for either helping to promote some of the work done here at The Mental Recession, or for providing advice and inspiration in continuing on this path…

Tabitha Hale, Michelle Malkin, Doug Ross, John Ruberry, Anita MonCrief, Maggie ThurberWarner Todd Huston, All-American Blogger, Brian Garst, Tucker Carlson, John Brodigan, Caleb Howe, Bill O’Connell, Alexa, Smitty and the Other McCainMelissa Clouthier, Nice Deb, Fausta, Sarah Rumpf, Noel Sheppard, Ali AkbarMatt Sheffield, Ken Shepherd, Jon Henke, Accuracy in Media, Breitbart, NewsBusters, the Daily Caller, and many, many more…

Thanks, and we hope to see you here in another six months!

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Who’s Behind the Twitter Assault on Conservatives?

April 30, 2012 at 9:00 am (#FreeChrisLoesch, America to Fail, Blog, Censorship, Chris Loesch, Conservatives, Dana Loesch, Free Speech, FreeMarket_US, If I Wanted America to Fail, Liberals, Twitter)

Late last night, I had received an e-mail from a concerned blogger which explained an odd situation he had encountered on Twitter:

Last night about 20 minutes after I went on a conservative rant my account was suspended by Twitter for no apparent reason. Twitter‘s reason for the suspension was “abusive language” I didn’t even curse let alone make a threat, I said nothing that could be interpreted as abusive. I argued with Twitter and after several hours they unlocked my account.

But there’s more…

Shortly after his ordeal with Twitter, the blogger proceeded to investigate and discovered several suspensions of accounts belonging to what he called ‘low profile conservatives’ – meaning the groundwork, foot-soldier type bloggers who don’t quite have a huge following as of yet.

This, coupled with last weeks suspension of the account @FreeMarket_US for the crime of having created a viral video called “If I Wanted America to Fail“, has certainly raised some eyebrows.

Were conservative bloggers just getting a little paranoid?

Enter #FreeChrisLoesch…

Chris Loesch is the husband of conservative blogger, Dana Loesch, and a prominent name on Twitter.

From Dana Loesch at Breitbart.com:

Earlier this evening my husband, Chris Loesch, had his Twitter account suspended. There have been stories going around of conservatives getting suspended from Twitter over innocuous things while accounts like @KillZimmerman (an account which threatened to kill George Zimmerman) and other such accounts were left active for weeks. After a user remarked about me being raped and murdered, Chris and others defended me.

I can only assume that either someone suspended it, or (and more likely) progressives targeted Chris’s account, reported him, and got him suspended. 

Either way, conservatives didn’t react to kindly and launched a Twitter campaign the likes of which I haven’t seen since Wonkette and Trig Palin. #FreeChrisLoesch trended third worldwide. 

In the ensuing battle, there were reports that Chris Loesch had his account reinstated, but then suspended again a couple of times.  I tried to follow @ChrisLoesch this morning, and I am greeted by a message that reminds me his account has been suspended.

From Twitchy:

It’s not over yet. Coordinated flag-spamming is a problem that Twitter needs to address now and preemptively, not AFTER conservative accounts are targeted and taken down.

So who’s behind the Twitter assault on conservatives?  The Twitter brass seems unlikely, as this would certainly hurt their traffic by suspending a major portion of their political dialogue.

The most likely scenario is a group of low-level liberals on Twitter, taking advantage of the reporting system in place to make bogus claims of spam or harassment.  It is emblematic of the juvenile frat boy tactics of the left.  Either way, it appears to be a coordinated attack that’s end purpose will only be to raise the ire of conservatives even further.  You would think they would have been smarter and waited for an important news cycle to pull out this stunt, as it is likely to be remedied by Twitter in short order.

What part of free speech exactly do liberals continue to struggle with?

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