Blog annoucement alert … blog announcement alert

A couple of blogkeeping notes:

– Some of you may have seen the new look and functionality of other AJC blogs, such as Jim Galloway’s Political Insider blog. Sometime in the next few weeks, I’m told, my blog will migrate to the new system as well. (The change is being made to accommodate new software that works better on mobile platforms such as I-Pads, Kindles, etc.)

That means you’ll have a brand new URL to bookmark (all the previous blogs and comments will still be available in archives). It also means that — prepare yourselves — commenters will be required to register in order to post at the new blog. As you can see on Jim’s blog, that doesn’t mean that you have to post under your real identity, but you will have to register an identity to post. I’ll let you know more as I learn more.

– On Monday, Feb. 25, I’ll be delivering what has become my annual “Real State of the Union” speech, followed by Q&A, at Seven Stages Theater in Little Five Points. (Information here). It’s free, and starts at 7 p.m.

However, we usually have a full house, so if you’re interested in coming, you should get tickets ahead of time. The event is sponsored by Women’s Action for New Directions, or WAND, and will also feature the witticisms of my friend Andisheh Nouraee, co-author of “Americapedia: Taking the Dumb Out of Freedom.”

– Jay Bookman

411 comments Add your comment

bman.

February 19th, 2013
3:50 pm

some change we can believe in!

getalife

February 19th, 2013
3:51 pm

Change has come to the blog.

Peadawg

February 19th, 2013
3:54 pm

ugh, registering to make a comment. that’s such a pain in the ars.

I’ve had fun these last few years on here!

josef

February 19th, 2013
3:57 pm

It’s creeping fascism, I tell ya! It’s Big Brother at the Hubbard Daily News!

Otherwise, thanks for the new blog. Downstairs was about as scintillating as a conversation with Dumb and Dumber…OY! :-)

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 19th, 2013
3:58 pm

Ruh, roh.

The cries of the sock-puppeteers are already starting.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Brosephus™

February 19th, 2013
4:00 pm

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ask the IT people if they can install an “ignore” button as well with the new software. K thanks!!!!

Peadawg

February 19th, 2013
4:01 pm

“Ask the IT people if they can install an “ignore” button as well with the new software.”

If THAT’S an option then I’m in!!!

Adam

February 19th, 2013
4:01 pm

THE SKY IS FALLING!!!

Hey wait… does that mean Dave R and other banned posters can get back in? (OhPleaseOhPleaseOhPlease)

Adam

February 19th, 2013
4:02 pm

getalife wins the comments LOL

At this defining moment… Change has come to the blog.

Brosephus™

February 19th, 2013
4:02 pm

Peadawg

All you have to do is register with the AJC, and you’re set for all content on their site. Takes all of about 15 seconds. I made sure to register long ago to make sure nobody tried to pilfer my screen name. :)

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

February 19th, 2013
4:03 pm

I hope they get the bugs worked out. Sometimes on the new format Sports blogs, I can’t sign in at all. (Maybe they are trying to tell me something.)

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

February 19th, 2013
4:04 pm

Well, I might of knowed this was coming. I wonder if they’ll show my real first name, Elbert, after I register or if I’ll just show up as Redneck Convert.

Anyhow, looks like I’ll be taking a week of vacation I don’t want to take. I got a call from Mabel in accounting down at the warehouse a few minutes ago. She told me I had too many vacation days on the books and since the co. has to carry them as debts on the books according to accounting I need to use some days. That’s what you get when you let a bunch of dumb-a$$ accountants into your place. I asked her to ask the boss if I could wait to take the days for a few months and she called later to tell me the boss said I had to take the days soon and besides I ought to be well rested already, whatever that means.

I don’t know what I’ll do with myself while I’m off. It’s too cold to fish and besides Jim Earl can’t get off from work and my other buddy Joe Bill don’t have no money after the hospitle sued him for a unpaid bill from him being there about three weeks after he fell off of the roof onto his head. I might could get in touch with Doggone to see if I could go watch waterfalls with her, but it don’t sound like much fun. I mean you walk for miles trying not to step in the poo of 10 dogs and then you get there and say, “Well, they were right. That water is falling. You can see it plain as day.”

Anyhow, I’m kinda double-bummed. I got to register to post on Bookman’s blog and I got to take vacation days I don’t want to take.

Have a good night everybody.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 19th, 2013
4:04 pm

All you have to do is register with the AJC, and you’re set for all content on their site.

That’s not the puppy’s complaint. He’s gonna have to throw away all his puppets.

St Simons - he-ne-ha

February 19th, 2013
4:07 pm

will it work all the way out here on de island mon?
will i have to climb up on top of my teepee and turn the antenna?
change is skeery

josef

February 19th, 2013
4:07 pm

BIG DADDY

Are you SURE you want to invite me to your Q & A? :-)

JamVet

February 19th, 2013
4:07 pm

Macht nichts.

The dummies will keep dumming up the place and us brilliant sophisticates will keep on shining!

LOL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SqFPNTBnv8

josef

February 19th, 2013
4:09 pm

He ne ha…

Well, you have to get that funny fat man in the silly red suit unstuck from the smoke hole… and where’s my five bucks, Pete?

Peadawg

February 19th, 2013
4:09 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes
February 19th, 2013
4:04 pm

You’re still humping my leg about posing as Cynthia ONE F’ING TIME like 4 years ago? Getalife, seriously.

Brosephus™

February 19th, 2013
4:10 pm

Kamchak

I figured as much but thought I’d play the role of naive Black man today. :)

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 19th, 2013
4:12 pm

Guilty puppy barks first/loudest.

Just sayin’.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

indigo

February 19th, 2013
4:15 pm

“commenters will be required to register”

Has the name “englebert humperdink” been taken yet?

St Simons - he-ne-ha

February 19th, 2013
4:15 pm

HAHA – i tell ya, guess what’s in my pocket? Not 5 bucks that’s what..

I’m still mad at that guy in the red suit. He gave my 2 youngest
daughters bow & arrows. Think about that, josef.- shawnee women
with bows & arrows….

Peadawg

February 19th, 2013
4:16 pm

Ya I spoke first. I’ve admitted it.

But it’s kind of creepy that you still bust my chops about it after 4 years or so.

Here’s hoping the new system will have a “ignore the spam” button!!!

josef

February 19th, 2013
4:18 pm

Do I have to have a government issued photo id?

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 19th, 2013
4:20 pm

It’s not about the time you name-jacked CT, puppy.

It’s about the myriad of puppets you’ll have to forsake.

Thulsa Doom

February 19th, 2013
4:20 pm

Thass gonna be one loud echo chamber on Feb. 25th. Hope the OWS folks that show up don’t start a riot.

josef

February 19th, 2013
4:20 pm

He ne ha….

Ouch! If I were you, I’d be checking my tuchus for a target in the a.m.!

Brosephus™

February 19th, 2013
4:23 pm

Kamchak

I didn’t think about this until after 4:18 downstairs, but there will be no more red cards issued for name jacking. Whomever jacked JHM may be one of the last to recieve such honors.

:lol:

Peadawg

February 19th, 2013
4:24 pm

Brosephus™
February 19th, 2013
4:23 pm

You must have missed CC’s name getting jacked a few times.

Real Scootter

February 19th, 2013
4:28 pm

I hate to ask this but…….

Does this mean that Christian Conservative will be born again? :grin:

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 19th, 2013
4:28 pm

SoCo/Bro

Damn, I missed it. I generally keep a tab open for dead threads, but that one had gone the religious route and nothing quite bores me more.

josef

February 19th, 2013
4:29 pm

barking frog

February 19th, 2013
4:30 pm

where do we get the numbers tattooed into our heads
or our hands ?

josef

February 19th, 2013
4:32 pm

Can I register as

ᎠᎵᏍᏇᏚᏬ ᏫᏍᎽᏫᎢ ᎤᎧ

in honor of out delusional lickspittal confrere?

josef

February 19th, 2013
4:33 pm

FROG

:-)

Left hand or right?

Brosephus™

February 19th, 2013
4:33 pm

Pea

Answered you downstairs, but I missed CC’s name getting jacked as I usually scroll past his/her name without reading.

barking frog

February 19th, 2013
4:35 pm

josef
take your pick according to your politics…

josef

February 19th, 2013
4:36 pm

Do we have to produce the long form of our birth certificates?

So many questions…

barking frog

February 19th, 2013
4:36 pm

the cc posts were Christian Conservative and Conservative Christian.
not sure that is namejacking….

barking frog

February 19th, 2013
4:37 pm

josef
you may have to present college transcripts….

Road Scholar

February 19th, 2013
4:37 pm

Jay, if we don’t like it our liberal drones will take out your server. OK? I think that would be a justified target here in the homeland! besides, it gets old watching Redneck do his work and toss beer cans from the front door of his trailer!

Redneck, please use your whole hand including all your fingers when you wave to us! Besides you may be off, but we are still watching!

MANGLER

February 19th, 2013
4:38 pm

If this will prevent us all from having to read about how much money someone’s sister is making a week by working form home, etc, then go for it!

josef

February 19th, 2013
4:39 pm

Just caught this one…Senator Thad Cochran is holding off on announcing his candidacy for re-election…hmmmm

josef

February 19th, 2013
4:40 pm

FROG

Now THAT would be fun!

Thomas

February 19th, 2013
4:40 pm

All of this should be taxed. There should be a $1,500 blog migration tax. There should be a $2/blog tax. There should be a state tax assessed by the state in which the blogger resides. Blogs and bloggers need to pay their fair share.

josef

February 19th, 2013
4:43 pm

THOMAS

A charge per post?

Doggone/GA

February 19th, 2013
4:44 pm

“Just caught this one…”

Did you catch the one about the woman who had 4 babies…2 sets of identical twins in the same pregnancy!

josef

February 19th, 2013
4:44 pm

DOGGONE

No! Temme more…

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 19th, 2013
4:44 pm

I hope they do away with the meebo bar. That sucker is a vampire to data plans.

Real Scootter

February 19th, 2013
4:45 pm

I think you will still be able to use sock puppets as long as you wash them every now and then.

Or not…….. :???:

josef

February 19th, 2013
4:46 pm

Will Jay still be able to know what we’re going to say before we say it?

Erwin's cat

February 19th, 2013
4:47 pm

you may have to present college transcripts….

and 12-20 yrs of tax forms

Erwin's cat

February 19th, 2013
4:48 pm

If we get an ignore button, can we get a like button too?

Road Scholar

February 19th, 2013
4:48 pm

josef: For some, yes!

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 19th, 2013
4:49 pm

But no one has asked the important question;

JAY, will the new system allow you to know what we are thinking before we type it? Hopefully so, then you can block the brain dead. :D

josef

February 19th, 2013
4:50 pm

ERWIN’S

Not THAT wouldn’t be no fun!

BOHICA

February 19th, 2013
4:51 pm

Jay,
Will the new blog have that “You can’t fix stupid” self filtering software? Or will that cause too much of a cut in your responses? Just asking…

Brosephus™

February 19th, 2013
4:51 pm

frog @ 4:36

When I see that combination, I scroll. I don’t bother to stop and read.

EC @ 4:48

I’ll second that!!

barking frog

February 19th, 2013
4:53 pm

This was pushed in Memphis TN by city commissioners
that were getting beat up by anonymous bloggers and
losing elections.

josef

February 19th, 2013
4:53 pm

GOOD FIGHT

“You can block the brain dead.”

But….who’d be left?

ROAD

True, dat!

Erwin's cat

February 19th, 2013
4:54 pm

Not THAT wouldn’t be no fun!

is that a triple negative? Teach, I’m not sure how to translate that…honestly

Real Scootter

February 19th, 2013
4:55 pm

then you can block the brain dead.

Dangit Keep,I like this place. Give me a break will ya? :sad:

Doggone/GA

February 19th, 2013
4:57 pm

josef

February 19th, 2013
4:58 pm

ERWIN’S

Hit don’t make me no nevermind!

Doggone/GA

February 19th, 2013
4:58 pm

“I hope they do away with the meebo bar. That sucker is a vampire to data plans.”

I did away with it the day it appeared

Granny Godzilla

February 19th, 2013
4:59 pm

Ok by me!

(I hate being dead threaded when I had just answered the question about when the choice is made to be or not to be a dog raper)

getalife

February 19th, 2013
4:59 pm

If it is like Jim’s you can log in with a twitter or other accounts.

I will be gotalife because if I had a nickle for every con telling me to get a life…….

moonbat betty

February 19th, 2013
5:00 pm

Everyone be sure to use their real picture for the avatar as well!

Thulsa Doom

February 19th, 2013
5:01 pm

“Brosephus: I’m just curious as to why people think that Obama is supposed to be “Capt. Save-the-Blacks” when his job is to be president for all of America.”

Damn good question Adam. I dunno. Perhaps you and Bro should ask the people who seem to believe exactly that as opposed to asking people like me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36×8rTb3jI

Tundra Dude

February 19th, 2013
5:01 pm

godless h:
I hope they get the bugs worked out. Sometimes on the new format Sports blogs, I can’t sign in at all. (Maybe they are trying to tell me something.)

Me, too. Guess they don’t like heathen Yanks, either.

Skip

February 19th, 2013
5:02 pm

Other than a E Mail account which we already must have, can’t you just register with any made up info you choose? What’s the point?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

February 19th, 2013
5:02 pm

when the choice is made to be or not to be a dog raper

You have a choice?

josef

February 19th, 2013
5:02 pm

DOGGONE

Damn! Now that’s some breeder’s breeders! They say they’re going to try again. Ha! Like they’re going to find time for THAT anytime soon.

But it really is a great story and especially since they are happy about it…

bman.

February 19th, 2013
5:05 pm

“Everyone be sure to use their real picture for the avatar as well!”

it will look like the Class of 1955 album in here…

Erwin's cat

February 19th, 2013
5:05 pm

JOSEF
I may have to steal those next time I go to a meeting with my Japanese Execs. I often mix slang in the conversation to keep them on their toes…or to see how long it takes for them to ask me to repeat myself…..passive aggressive boss abuse

Doggone/GA

February 19th, 2013
5:05 pm

“But it really is a great story and especially since they are happy about it”

Did you see the odds?

josef

February 19th, 2013
5:05 pm

A picture? What’s the age limit on that?

josef

February 19th, 2013
5:06 pm

DOGGONE

Those odds! This is the first time I’ve ever heard of such a thing….

Erwin's cat

February 19th, 2013
5:07 pm

You have a choice?

Why has this info been kept secret?

Tundra Dude

February 19th, 2013
5:07 pm

On Monday, Feb. 25, I’ll be delivering what has become my annual “Real State of the Union” speech

Are you suggesting the first one was fake……?

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 19th, 2013
5:08 pm

Doggone/GA

I got rid of the meebo bar also via ad block plus, but the content still loads, and although I don’t see it, the data transfer gets deducted from my air-card plan. When I’m in the ATL, I have access to both Xfinity and Uverse that don’t as yet have data limitations.

getalife

February 19th, 2013
5:11 pm

Sorry, on Jim’s blog you can use your facebook, google or yahoo accounts not twitter.

Jeffrey

February 19th, 2013
5:12 pm

Jay saw a poster of your state of the union today at my kids’ preschool. That’s one way I know they go to a good school. Andy’s kid goes there too. I’m going to try and come as I’m a fan of both of y’all.

Real Scootter

February 19th, 2013
5:12 pm

Well I guess if want to comment here I’ll have to figure out how to bookmark a URL.
This new techno stuff may be leaving this old redneck in the dust. Whew!

Fred ™

February 19th, 2013
5:13 pm

Jay, can you tell me how I can find out what happened to my “name?” I registered YEARS ago when the AJC first started online. I’m still registered for contests under Fred, but when I tried to register it again it said taken.

Doggone/GA

February 19th, 2013
5:15 pm

“This is the first time I’ve ever heard of such a thing….”

Me too. The closest I’ve ever seen, and it’s not THAT close, was a prostitute in Germany (I think it was) who had non-identical twins, one Caucasian and one Black.

Boris Badnoff

February 19th, 2013
5:16 pm

The first step is the seizure of bloggers is the registration of bloggers. Having to provide a DNA sample to blog is too high a price. I’ll just stand on the street corner and babble incoherent blather to fellow observers of the passing parade. Wish I could make it to the State of Midtown address to see how Jay handles hecklers.

Jay

February 19th, 2013
5:22 pm

Man, I go weeks without having to issue a red card, and in a half hour I issue three.

barking frog

February 19th, 2013
5:22 pm

Boris Badnoff
The first step is the seizure of bloggers is the registration of bloggers.
………………………………………………………………………………………….
They will have to pry me from my cold dead hand…..

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 19th, 2013
5:24 pm

They will have to pry me from my cold dead hand…..

Brother, I wouldna told that.

Thulsa Doom

February 19th, 2013
5:24 pm

2013 Kookapalooza!
Place- 7 stages little theater
Date- Feb. 25th
Refreshments- kool-aide by the barrel.

Fred ™

February 19th, 2013
5:25 pm

Man, I go weeks without having to issue a red card, and in a half hour I issue three.

That’s only because you were scrolling past my posts the last few weeks………..

Real Scootter

February 19th, 2013
5:28 pm

That’s only because you were scrolling past my posts the last few weeks………..

ROFLMAO Fred!!!!!!

barking frog

February 19th, 2013
5:28 pm

Kamchak
Brother, I wouldna told that.
………………………………………………………
it’s o.k., I didn’t say where…..get a grip…

josef

February 19th, 2013
5:29 pm

DOGGONE

I had heard about the German one, too.

Several years back at school we had a set of twins from Kazakhstan. Their mother was Kazakh and the father was Bielorussian. One twin was blonde, blue-eyed and classically Slavic, The other was without a doubt a Central Asian in all appearance. Apart, you’d never consider they were related. Up next to each other, it was amazing just how closely they resembled each other…bizarre…

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

February 19th, 2013
5:30 pm

…..get a grip…

The Kung-Fu grip?

Ouch!

Joe Hussein Mama

February 19th, 2013
5:31 pm

Scootter — “This new techno stuff may be leaving this old redneck in the dust. Whew!”

Aw, Scootter, you know there’s at least a half dozen younger folk on this blog at any given time who’ll have to fixed up inside of two minutes.

It’s like having a plumber, an electrician, a mechanic, a bodywork man and a roofer in your family; if it can’t be fixed right after Sunday dinner at Memaw’s, then you either need a doctor, a lawyer or an undertaker. :D

Fred ™

February 19th, 2013
5:33 pm

Me too. The closest I’ve ever seen, and it’s not THAT close, was a prostitute in Germany (I think it was) who had non-identical twins, one Caucasian and one Black.

Speaking of twins…….. did anyone read the article here (AJC) about the chick who had “two sets of identical twins?’ Don’t they call two sets of twins QUADRUPLETS? Is that like playing poker and having 2 pairs of aces in one hand?

Doggone/GA

February 19th, 2013
5:33 pm

“One twin was blonde, blue-eyed and classically Slavic, The other was without a doubt a Central Asian in all appearance”

Had a similar set in school with me. People across that street had a set of twins, Father was Slavi, Mother I don’t know, but she was slightly built and dark…a bit like an Italian but without the temperament. One girl looked like the Father, one like the Mother.

barking frog

February 19th, 2013
5:33 pm

Kamchak
The Kung-Fu grip?

Ouch!
……………………………………………………..
it is time for you to go, grasshopper…..