When one declares oneself to be a conservative, one is not, unfortunately, thereupon visited by tongues of fire that leave one omniscient. The acceptance of a series of premises is just the beginning. After that, we need constantly to inform ourselves, to analyze and to think through our premises and their ramifications. We need to ponder, in the light of the evidence, the strengths and the weaknesses, the consistencies and the inconsistencies, the glory and the frailty of our position, week in and week out. Otherwise, we will not hold our own in a world where informed dedication, not just dedication, is necessary for survival and growth.

William F. Buckley Jr., Feb 8, 1956, NR

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Welcome To A New Team Member!

As we make our way around the blogosphere we are communicating the message that we want to create a place for conservatives to rally and become a strong voice in taking back the party that has all but cast us aside. While Jenn and I will continue to take the lead here at CC, we have invited a couple of people to join the team and help us keep this a mission oriented site. We are excited about the response to date. We are at the 72 hours mark and already growing. Stay tuned for more exciting developments in the near future, such as a weekly Live Blog Chat. I tested the feature last night, and it was well received and I think there will be an outstanding level of participation, once we overcome all of the operator errors...

Today, we welcome Truth-Pain to the Conservative Convictions realm! T-P hails from the left coast, but he really doesn't belong there. He is a man of relatively few words, but when he does speak it is worthy of a read and comment. I chide him for his self-imposed sabbaticals, as he will blog for days on end and then disappear for a month, only to return revitalized and enthused. He has been a blog friend of both Jenn and me for a couple of years now, and we have become friends off-post as well.

T-P brings a slightly different perspective to the table than Jenn and I, perhaps a little closer ideologically to Sam, but it will add a degree of interest to what we do here. T-P will be our "Contributing Policy Commentator" which is really code for "I won't be posting on a weekly basis..." He will be commenting on upcoming policies as they are proposed and/or implemented. I am sure we will hear from him often during the first few months of the new year, and rest assured, he will be an active and valuable member here.

T-P maintains his own place at www.truthpain.blogspot.com. Please drop in and read his site so you can become familiar with him. He and Sam have also been invited to post an introduction as Jenn and I did, but that is their decision. Please feel free to email any of us directly, or either castigate us in public on the site!

Jenn has posted a sidebar item about guest postings. If you are interested, please contact Jenn or me. To be a productive site for everyone to rally, we have to hear many voices!


TRUTH-PAIN said...

Greetings and salutations fellow Bloggers. I am really humbled that Robert and Jenn have invited me to share my opinions in this house from time to time.

I am a Libertarian-Conservative, but I take varied views from issue-to-issue. I tend to prefer the hotter issues rather than the tame ones, as it allows me to be a conductor for others to hop in. As such, my style is at the very least instigating, infested with irreverent humor and (to some) annoying as all hell. But being in someone else's house I promise to leave the pejoratives and saltier expressions of verbiage at my own blog, and adhere to the cordial and inviting parameters espoused by our two Founders ;)

Again, many thanks for the opportunity to be part of something really special and I really look forward to taking an active part in this new experience.


Anonymous said...

Congrats to Truth. I know that you'll be an excellent contributor to the CC team. I am looking forward to reading your posts.

Anonymous said...

It is such an honor to have T-P join our team here at CC. I love his blogs (when he gets off his lazy butt and posts.) LOL They always seem to leave me with a "wow" feeling afterwords! He adds a new perspective and it will always inform and entertain us!