A new home tomorrow for Bookman blog

The day has come.

Beginning tomorrow, April 4, the Bookman blog will be moving to its new headquarters and URL at http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/jay-bookman/. Please bookmark that site, and change your RSS feeds if you follow the blog through that approach (http://www.ajc.com/rss/weblog_entries/jay-bookman/).

The change also means that those wishing to comment will first have to register a user ID, complete with a working email address. Registration can be accomplished at the homepage, ajc.com — the link can be found at the upper right. I’m told that user names cannot have spaces in them, so Joe Hussein Obama, to pick an example, would have to register as JoeHusseinObama. Once you have registered a display name, you can use it on any ajc.com blog.

The change is needed to make the blog accessible to readers across a variety of modern platforms, from smart phones to I-pads to Kindles to laptops to PCs. I know that most of you have become comfortable with the way we’ve been doing things — I have as well, to be honest — but change is inevitable.

Hope to see you all in the new digs tomorrow!

– Jay Bookman

417 comments Add your comment

Normal, Plain and Simple

April 3rd, 2013
3:38 pm

Since I have tried and failed to register at Galloway’s, I guess I’ll say adieu…It was fun while it lasted. Have fun all y’all…

G Mare

April 3rd, 2013
3:40 pm

Jay, is it true that the AJC will be charging a fee now? And that we can no longer post links?

G Mare

April 3rd, 2013
3:43 pm

Normal, I hope you try again; we’d miss you. I registered at Jim’s or Kyle’s, but had leave out the space in my blog name, so instead of G Mare, I’m Gmare. Good luck.

Towncrier

April 3rd, 2013
3:44 pm

I’m melting…melting…melting…no…more…”sock puppets”.

Jay

April 3rd, 2013
3:45 pm

No, GMare, no fee to read or post. The blog will remain as part of the free AJC website.

As to the links, I’m uncertain. I’m told that the new software won’t accept embedded links, but that readers can post the entire URL, which others can then paste into place. A little clunky, yes. But they’re aware of that and a fix has been requested. I don’t know how long it will take, but it won’t be real soon.

Normal, Plain and Simple

April 3rd, 2013
3:46 pm

So…I go to register and I put in my email address and password and I get two green “checks”, but nothing else happens…does that mean I’m in or not?

stands for decibels - tagline applied for

April 3rd, 2013
3:46 pm

It’s really, really going to blow, not being able to snarkily interject links to stray urls that form a punchline that only the people willing to click will ever “get.”

For some people that’s not going to be a big deal but frankly, I’m going to miss being able to seed my comments with those.

(Just griping for no good reason I guess.)

Joe Hussein Mama

April 3rd, 2013
3:47 pm

T. Crier — “I’m melting…melting…melting…no…more…”sock puppets”.

The potential reduction in sockpuppetry is, IMO, a fine reason in and of itself to adopt the new platform. :D

stands for decibels - tagline applied for

April 3rd, 2013
3:48 pm

This new commenting software is going to be A-OK, I tells ya.

Eddie Hall

April 3rd, 2013
3:49 pm

You then go to your email. answer the verification, and you are in!

stands for decibels - tagline applied for

April 3rd, 2013
3:49 pm

The potential reduction in sockpuppetry is, IMO, a fine reason in and of itself to adopt the new platform.

That’s been my take as well. I guess we’ll have to see.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

April 3rd, 2013
3:49 pm

No more Friday nite music.

Towncrier

April 3rd, 2013
3:51 pm

“The potential reduction in sockpuppetry is, IMO, a fine reason in and of itself to adopt the new platform.”

But, of course, there is nothing like satirically castigating a Democratic philanderer liberals love (like Clinton) by interjecting a comment from Jacky Kennedy (and vice versa from the other side of the political spectrum). I will miss that.

In case you're financing a home, don't use Wells Fargo, they're a nightmare

April 3rd, 2013
3:52 pm

Oh we’ll, it was fun while it lasted

Undocumented Democrat

April 3rd, 2013
3:54 pm

Hola! I puede enviar también?

TBS

April 3rd, 2013
3:57 pm

“I will miss that.”

If you were as good at doing the sock puppet game as you think, the rest of us might miss it as well. Since it usually doesn’t take long to figure out who you are, I doubt it will be missed that much.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

April 3rd, 2013
3:57 pm

Al Gore

April 3rd, 2013
3:59 pm

I know everyone is concerned that the scientific models forecasting global warming may be wrong, but please, don’t investing in green energy. I still have another wing to add to my house.

Joe Hussein Mama

April 3rd, 2013
4:00 pm

T. C. — “But, of course, there is nothing like satirically castigating a Democratic philanderer liberals love (like Clinton) by interjecting a comment from Jacky Kennedy (and vice versa from the other side of the political spectrum).”

I’ll see your snarky Jackie O comment about Clinton and *raise* you a snarky comment from Donald Trump about Newt Gingrich.” :D

What, three marriages? And you think people will VOTE for you? You’re fired, bonehead!

Gulliver

April 3rd, 2013
4:02 pm

“If you were as good at doing the sock puppet game as you think, the rest of us might miss it as well. Since it usually doesn’t take long to figure out who you are, I doubt it will be missed that much.”

I only speak with whynyms.

Mary Elizabeth

April 3rd, 2013
4:03 pm

I posted the following comments on Maureen Downey’s blog today at 12:34 pm, and I find that my remarks are particularly apt to this thread, so I will repost them here:

“After the new filtering format of the AJC takes effect, I do hope that there will be safeguards so that the allowed censoring by the public (which I support) will involve more than a popularity contest or censoring which might be based on petty human emotions such as personal power plays, jealousies, and personal animus. I present this thought to safeguard the right to have one’s voice heard, in a public forum, even for those who disagree with my points-of-view, as well as for those who confirm my points-of-view. Verbal abuse is another matter, altogether. Verbal abuse, the tactic of the bully, should never be tolerated, neither on a public blog nor in a classroom.”

Granny Godzilla

April 3rd, 2013
4:04 pm

Normal….

Say it aint so? Maybe Jay can help you?

Jimmy the Greek

April 3rd, 2013
4:04 pm

“I’ll see your snarky Jackie O comment about Clinton and *raise* you a snarky comment from Donald Trump about Newt Gingrich.”

I would lay even odds on the bet.

Regnad_Kcin

April 3rd, 2013
4:05 pm

I guess I’m in, with an underscore instead of a space. jay, if you posted a test blog, we could test our logins.

JF McNamara

April 3rd, 2013
4:05 pm

You are going to get sued by Apple. Its “iPad”. It has to be spelled and stylized that way.

Fred ™

April 3rd, 2013
4:05 pm

Thanks for the mamories. Fred wouldn’t register and I really don’t like the new system. I have to turn off ghostery in order to post or even view the second page of the blog. I’m sure you will all miss me lol.

Spund Technician

April 3rd, 2013
4:07 pm

“After the new filtering format of the AJC takes effect, I do hope that there will be safeguards so that the allowed censoring by the public (which I support) will involve more than a popularity contest or censoring which might be based on petty human emotions such as personal power plays, jealousies, and personal animus.”

Worry not, ME. It will be standard, regulation echo chamber.

Fred ™

April 3rd, 2013
4:07 pm

Oh and Jay? You might have got to the topic first, but Galloway got the best video for the ignorant Georgia Republican chair. I’ve never watched Jimmy Kimmel, but after seeing so many of clips of his show thta are so funny, I might have to start.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=M3cP4hVQMG4

getalife

April 3rd, 2013
4:10 pm

Stop crying and register with a new name.

I will be gotalife like on Jim’s blog.

JF McNamara

April 3rd, 2013
4:11 pm

Also, these comments sections would be a lot better if they had threaded posts. I want to skip a lot of the back and forth and just get to people with original thought.

Jay Leno

April 3rd, 2013
4:12 pm

” Jay, if you posted a test blog, we could test our logins.”

I’m confused: aren’t all of his columns experimental? :-)

Fred ™

April 3rd, 2013
4:13 pm

I have to say that having blogged (it used to be called message boards) for 20 years or so, the system the AJC “picked” is the worst one and most user unfriendly I have ever encountered.

It’s a shame they won’t hire a competent IT staff.

Towncrier

April 3rd, 2013
4:15 pm

Jay, will the new blog sport spell checking and rich HTML?

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

April 3rd, 2013
4:15 pm

Simple Truths

April 3rd, 2013
4:16 pm

“The change is needed to make the blog accessible to readers across a variety of modern platforms”

Call it what it is: Socialism!

Granny Godzilla

April 3rd, 2013
4:16 pm

Tomorrow will be fun

FRED don’t you leave us…..please.

You’re like a movie theater serial…always tune in to see what you’re up to.

The Adventures of Fred!

Boris Badnoff

April 3rd, 2013
4:17 pm

Any software that can’t handle spaces between names is too primitive to be of interest. Besides, if you knew my real name and internet particulars, it would violate the agreement I have with my keepers. Anonymity may have its faults but it also produces candor which you won’t find if the posters are required to play nice. So my parting shot to whoever is left is to read what Jay writes is to remember Sporting Life’s famous line from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess: It ain’t necessarily so.

JohnnyReb

April 3rd, 2013
4:18 pm

Not to disappoint my Moonbat friends, OK acquaintances, JohnnyReb has been registered for months and the home page even recognizes me. So, there won’t be any handle poaching.

As to the various platforms, “smart phone” is a real contradiction as cell phones continue to show the world just how stupid man can be (women too, of course). I’m convinced if a cell phone had a sexual aide there would be idiots using it in public.

Fred ™

April 3rd, 2013
4:19 pm

I have no choice Granny. The software I run won’t allow me to post without turning it off and I don’t wish to do that.

Obamatron

April 3rd, 2013
4:19 pm

“Call it what it is: Socialism!”

You must be a neo-con. Obama is not a socialist. He is a community organizer who made it big. He just wants to “re-organize” things a little.

Simple Truths

April 3rd, 2013
4:20 pm

Obamatron: No, it’s sharing (socializing) the blog into more environments. That’s socialism. :)

Granny Godzilla

April 3rd, 2013
4:20 pm

What does one wear for a blog RE-Grand Opening?

And who’s bringing the punch?

Regnad_Kcin

April 3rd, 2013
4:21 pm

Fred, who will tell us about the new puppy?!

CJ

April 3rd, 2013
4:22 pm

Brother Bookman,

Some poser already registered at the new location as “CJ.” Probably Wingfield. :)

Anyway, I’m registered at your new location as “CJO” and, as always, will continue to read your excellent blog faithfully while stopping in the comments section from time to time.

We’re lucky to have you, Jay. Thanks for doing what you do!

williebkind

April 3rd, 2013
4:23 pm

Since I have tried and failed to register at Galloway’s, I guess I’ll say adieu…It was fun while it lasted. Have fun all y’all…

If you pi$$ off Galloway he will ban you for life. Let the retard have his dozen or so bloggers! I do not read his crap anyways.

Towncrier

April 3rd, 2013
4:24 pm

I probably will not return as TC. I will need to think of a new handle – and that could take months (if I am as utterly stupid as Fred says I am). Maybe PersonaNonGrata, LOL.

Road Scholar

April 3rd, 2013
4:24 pm

Shucks Jay! I was hoping you were moving to a new house with a pool so that we could visit during the summer to see…..the pool!

JohnnyReb

April 3rd, 2013
4:24 pm

Well, I see there is no depth too deep for the AJC to bring in revenue.

A natural smug shot of Obama asking to Vote Here to repeal Obamacare, on Jay’s blog. Who would have thought?

TBS

April 3rd, 2013
4:26 pm

TC

“Sock Puppeteer” would be fitting.

williebkind

April 3rd, 2013
4:27 pm

I guess I can use the name WilliebGood!

Regnad_Kcin

April 3rd, 2013
4:28 pm

I settled on, “it won’t be the same without willieb.”

Towncrier

April 3rd, 2013
4:30 pm

“Sock Puppeteer” would be fitting.”

You mean SockPuppeteer. I suppose so if all I had was a GED. The phrase “sock puppet” is street slang for the literary term persona.

The 0val 0rifice

April 3rd, 2013
4:31 pm

Will 0bama be moving to a “new home” tomorrow, too?

Namely, PRISON.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

April 3rd, 2013
4:31 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

April 3rd, 2013
4:32 pm

Will 0bama be moving to a “new home” tomorrow, too?

Have you stopped beating your wife?

TBS

April 3rd, 2013
4:32 pm

TC

No need to get upset. Put the puppets in the closet and just come on out.

See you at the new format.

Towncrier

April 3rd, 2013
4:33 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

April 3rd, 2013
4:34 pm

“Sock Puppeteer” would be fitting.

PrayThePuppetsAway

TaxPayer

April 3rd, 2013
4:34 pm

So all this effort is to make it easier for those people (yes, the ones that use I-pads and I-phones rather than the more conservative and traditional desktop IBM with the 8086 processors). How will us conservatives ever cope!

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

April 3rd, 2013
4:35 pm

How do it know ?

TBS

April 3rd, 2013
4:35 pm

“PrayThePuppetsAway”

I think they have classes for that.

Towncrier

April 3rd, 2013
4:35 pm

“Have you stopped beating your wife?”

Do you have that printed on your t-shirt too?

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

April 3rd, 2013
4:37 pm

I think they have classes for that.

And smartphone apps.

Towncrier

April 3rd, 2013
4:38 pm

“And smartphone apps.”

And For Dummies Books.

joe

April 3rd, 2013
4:38 pm

Any new location, except buried 6 feet under, will not be an improvement.

DebbieDoRight - Republican Math That Makes You Feel Good Is Called Matherbation

April 3rd, 2013
4:39 pm

Uh oh – That means I can only be DDR and not DDR-Minister or DDR – Trapped in a red closet!! Or any of my DDR idioms!! Dangit!!

Anywhoo — FRED!! Don’t you DARE leave! You’re are an honorary member of the Big Pink Boa Club; (we don’t let just anyone in); you’ve done us so proud and NOW you wanna leave?

Fred, have you ever seen that movie, Fatal Attraction? Do you remember the “I’m not going to be IGNORED Dan” part?

Well, Fred — ignore the pink boa at your peril.

enough said.

TaxPayer

April 3rd, 2013
4:39 pm

I heard cons should sign in with their social security numbers as an extra measure of security.

G Mare

April 3rd, 2013
4:39 pm

Fred, before you go, please tell us the puppy’s name.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

April 3rd, 2013
4:40 pm

I took a peek at the new room. Whoever selected the carpet forgot to account for the number of daily “accidents” by our conned. Fred would have some suggestions if needed.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

April 3rd, 2013
4:40 pm

Fred, before you go, please tell us the puppy’s name.

I believe it’s Baltimore.

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

April 3rd, 2013
4:40 pm

Bunch ‘a cons. Can’t handle change. Time to “evolve”. Wake up and smell the roses. This ain’t rocket surgery. The ajc way or the highway. Drop your socks(puppets) and grab your ____.

See you on the other side.

Towncrier

April 3rd, 2013
4:41 pm

“Any new location, except buried 6 feet under, will not be an improvement.”

Actually, I hear the new blog will run from Jay’s bunker. You knew he is a survivalist, right (he wants to be prepared just in case Obama’s new term doesn’t work out)?

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

April 3rd, 2013
4:42 pm

Actually, I hear the new blog will run from Jay’s bunker.

Actually, that’s better than being trapped in a closet.

DebbieDoLittle

April 3rd, 2013
4:43 pm

“Uh oh – That means I can only be DDR and not DDR-Minister or DDR – Trapped in a red closet!! Or any of my DDR idioms!! Dangit!! ”

Sorry about that, DDR.

DebbieDoLittle

April 3rd, 2013
4:44 pm

“Actually, that’s better than being trapped in a closet.”

Ewwww…TMI, Kamchuck. Were you up in DC last week near the Supreme Court building?

TBS

April 3rd, 2013
4:45 pm

Rumor has it that being trapped in a closet that in in a Log Cabin is the worst………

Hopefully those stuck in one make it out unscathed………

We can only hope

DebbieDoRight - Republican Math That Makes You Feel Good Is Called Matherbation

April 3rd, 2013
4:45 pm

I have no choice Granny. The software I run won’t allow me to post without turning it off and I don’t wish to do that.

Use your tablet! Or your Kindle!

Jefferson

April 3rd, 2013
4:46 pm

Not a hill for a stepper

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

April 3rd, 2013
4:46 pm

Were you up in DC last week near the Supreme Court building?

No.

This has been yet another episode of one word answers to a simple(ton’s) question.

Towncrier

April 3rd, 2013
4:46 pm

” Whoever selected the carpet forgot to account for the number of daily “accidents” by our conned. ”

Well, it’s brown to match the ideology of most of the people who will be posting there. That not good enough?

Towncrier

April 3rd, 2013
4:48 pm

“No.”

This has been yet another episode of one word pronouncements by a simple(ton’s).

Logical Dude

April 3rd, 2013
4:49 pm

I think I”m still LogicalDude in the new system. I’d hate for them to cut me off to LogicalDud.

Towncrier

April 3rd, 2013
4:50 pm

“I think I”m still LogicalDude in the new system. I’d hate for them to cut me off to LogicalDud.”

LOL. That would tend to tarnish the image a bit.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

April 3rd, 2013
4:50 pm

Well, it’s brown to match the ideology of most of the people who will be posting there

:roll: That’s the tile flooring in the kid’s diaper changing room so should suffice for you and the other sock puppets. :D Over in the Oval Room, its Presidential Blue. :P

Logical Dude

April 3rd, 2013
4:51 pm

The main question is will we be able to [i]use[/i] markups like we do {b}now{/b}?

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

April 3rd, 2013
4:52 pm

Barack Obama Thinks Giving Back Part of His Salary Will Shut Up the Screeching Howler Monkeys

Barack Obama, the president of these here United States, has given back five percent of his salary in solidarity with the most tragic victims the world has ever known: children what didn’t get to go on their White House tours. So that’s … nice? We guess? But if anybody in the administration thinks that will make Sean Hannity and Ghost Andrew Breitbart stop hitting them, they probably caught brain-eating syphilis from the Stupidest Man on the Internet, Jim Hoft.

The White House came up with the 5 percent figure to approximate the level of spending cuts to nondefense federal agencies that took effect that day.

“The president has decided that to share in the sacrifice being made by public servants across the federal government that are affected by the sequester, he will contribute a portion of his salary back to the Treasury,” the official said.

Word of the president’s decision came a day after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter disclosed that they would return a share of their salaries commensurate with the pay lost by the department’s civilian employees who are expected to be furloughed for 14 days before the end of the fiscal year.

Prezzy and Mrs. O already give more than 20 percent of their adjusted gross income (that sweet $400k salary plus loads more in royalties, because we elected a goddamn WRITER to be our National Hero No. One, just like CUBA) to dumb charities that aren’t even the Mormon church. Which is nice! We at Wonket love charity, and accept it gratefully!

But the people who are bitching about the fact that the Kenyan Impostor and his Bride go to restaurants on Valentine’s Day — and who once complained that Mrs. Obama’s mother, by moving into the White House to help care for the girls, would cost taxpayers money by using electricity and water — aren’t exactly going to be swayed by this teeny bit of belt-not-that-tightening, and we can’t help feeling like Nobumer is falling for their stupid game.

Two thumbs meh.

jms

April 3rd, 2013
4:52 pm

I sure am going to miss Jay when they start charging for access

Towncrier

April 3rd, 2013
4:53 pm

“The main question is will we be able to [i]use[/i] markups like we do {b}now{/b}?”

Yes, with the same result…LOL (use angled brackets).

Granny Godzilla

April 3rd, 2013
4:53 pm

Logical Dude

Been playing around on older Galloway posts…

None of that cool stuff that RW taught me back in the Luckovich days works…..

Towncrier

April 3rd, 2013
4:55 pm

“I sure am going to miss Jay when they start charging for access.”

Most will, LOL. But they are not going to charge.

Logical Dude

April 3rd, 2013
4:56 pm

Towncrier,
I did use the angled brackets for one test LOL

But I used the other codes because I don’t always ever remember which codes work.

Towncrier

April 3rd, 2013
4:57 pm

Alright, all….cya on the other side one of these days. May God bless you all.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

April 3rd, 2013
4:57 pm

Keep Up the Good Fight!

April 3rd, 2013
5:00 pm

Kam, I saw that Obama was going to make a contribution. Wonder if Boehner and the GOP will also match his actions. How about Sean and Trump? Will they contribute to the Treasury 5% to show that they stand in solidarity? :lol:

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

April 3rd, 2013
5:00 pm

Alright, all….cya on the other side one of these days. May God bless you all.

New sock-puppet in 3…2…1….

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

April 3rd, 2013
5:01 pm

Keep I’d bet $5 to make $3 on “no.”

Keep Up the Good Fight!

April 3rd, 2013
5:04 pm

That odds are that good? :D

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

April 3rd, 2013
5:06 pm

That odds are that good?

I never said that I had any takers.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

April 3rd, 2013
5:06 pm

JamVet

April 3rd, 2013
5:12 pm

See you on the other side.

heathen has made me see the light.

I have nothing to fear but fear itself. (and very big spiders.)

So I too will soldier on into this brave new world.

But if this effectively ruins FNM, I want to see Jay go all Kung Fu on somebody’s ass there at the AJC!

I can see by your coat, my friend,
you’re from the other side,
There’s just one thing I got to know,
Can you tell me please, who won?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O69L2mO9y-4