Another test of linking to FB to get the new, bigger image with the link.

Posted By: 'Okie' | 10:30 am — 10/26/2013 | 1 Comment


3d binaryFacebook has revised it’s image sizing again and this time it really helps promote the blog post link. Digital marketing consultant Jon  Loomer explains:

Facebook has made a change to link thumbnail image dimensions that will make them much more prominent.

This is a huge change. It’s an important change for any marketers looking to drive traffic to their websites. Did I mention this is a big deal? …

What This Means for You

First, it’s time to start optimizing the featured image that goes along with your articles and blog posts! The width of the featured images in my blog posts has been 700 pixels since my redesign. Therefore, I am now going to a 700×366 pixel standard size.

Second, you should optimize any link posts that you plan to turn into an ad. As stated earlier, the image needs to be at least 560×292 pixels. You should also get to the point in your text within the first 90 characters (or more if you won’t promote on the sidebar).

So, here we go with the test. The above image is smaller here than the 560×292 pixels but the featured image for this post is exactly that. The “Social” plugin is set to auto-broadcast so it should show up on the Okie FB “page” as well as Twitter upon publishing… hopefully with the big image in the FB link instead of the obnoxious tiny thumbnail. Here goes… everything.


Sarah (Barracuda) Palin Goes Al Capone On Squishy GOP Senators Who Won’t Defund ObamaCare

Posted By: 'Okie' | 9:03 am — 9/22/2013 | Comments Off


Sarah PalinSarah Palin has a special message for those squishy GOP Senators who have their panties in a wad and are refusing to stand with House Republicans and support the bill passed Friday that FULLY funds the federal government while at the same time defunds the flawed ObamaCare law. From Breitbart:

“Let’s be clear. Republicans in Congress aren’t advocating a government shutdown. That’s why they voted in the House to fully fund our bureaucracy while defunding Obamacare. The conservatives in Congress are listening to the majority of Americans who do not want Obamacare.
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More and more Americans are waking up to the nightmare of Obamacare as its rollout continues. Hardworking families are losing their employer-provided health care coverage. Businesses are cutting back their employees’ hours to skirt Obamacare’s mandates. Americans barely scrapping by are discovering that Obamacare has made health care completely unaffordable. Those who aren’t part of a protected special interest group have been left in the cold.
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But the permanent political class is handwringing and howling that if there’s a government shutdown the media will blame Republicans for it. Here’s a little newsflash, GOP establishment: Whenever anything bad happens, the media blames Republicans for it. That’s not an excuse to roll over and play dead. It’s a call to follow the advice I give my daughters: Woman up, stand your ground, and fight like a girl!”

Way to go “barracuda”! And for those who give in to fear and allow Harry Reid to gut the Obamacare defunding from the bill without a fight she has some final words:

“Oh, and a little reminder to Republican senators up for re-election in 2014: Moose season ends soon, allowing more time on one’s hands. So, we’ll be watching your votes very carefully this week.”

That’s worthy of a rowdy, “Oh, ya betcha!”


HE WHO HESITATES…IS LOST.

Posted By: 'Okie' | 5:10 pm — 9/3/2013 | Comments Off


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“A person who spends too much time deliberating about what to do loses the chance to act altogether.”

If that doesn’t describe Obama and his administration’s actions regarding Syria over the last few weeks, not much else would.

Going to war and getting it wrong is a very bad thing. But as the “Surge” in Iraq taught us, one can recover from serious miscalculations. Stalling and posturing until one can no longer act with any reasonable expectations of a favorable outcome is worse than a bad thing. It tells the world that you are not a serious person, not someone to fear, someone unworthy of any respect.

That’s worse than a “bad thing” — that’s wholesale incompetence on an epic scale. Empires and societies collapse from this level of ineptitude of leadership. And, we’re getting there soonest!


MSM Refuses To Cover Trial Of Abortionist Kermit Gosnell

Posted By: 'Okie' | 3:14 pm — 4/12/2013 | Comments Off


gosnell-media-row2This photo shows the press area for the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Notice just how INTERESTED the national press is in this story… Here’s info from the staff at Twitchy:

“Prosecutors and former employees of Kermit Gosnell say his abortion house of horrors was a place of real-life nightmares: Babies screaming and moving after abortion procedures, living infants beheaded and babies’ feet severed and kept as trophies. A woman testified that starting at age 15, she assisted with abortions and saw two newborns move after being pried from their mothers’ wombs.

But according to the national media, this is just a “local crime” story, not worthy of their attention.
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President Obama quickly condemned the killing of late-term abortionist George Tiller, but has nothing to say about these horrific accusations of baby murder. The complicit media won’t even feign interest in covering this story. As actress Patricia Heaton noted, “There was more coverage of Manti Teo’s imaginary girlfriend.” ”

obama-born-alive-cartoon-largerObama voted against protection of babies being born alive from botched abortions [Born Alive Infant Protection Act] when he was in the Illinois state Senate, why would he have changed his mind now? He hasn’t “evolved” on this issue like he did on gay marriage!

Bottom line is, this outrageous HORROR STORY of grisly infanticide does not fit the Leftist narrative that abortion is a sacrosanct “woman’s right”, so WE don’t have the right to know about it. “All the news that’s fit to…” and all that jazz.

However, the conservative side of the blogosphere is putting the screws to them: “PJ Media Sets Up Tip Line for Reporters to Anonymously Name Editors Who Have Spiked any Gosnell Coverage” :

Adoption / Abortion — they both start with “A”… One’s noble, one’s a heinous abominiation! Don’t KILL your unborn child, let someone else love it like it is their own.

It’s the “noble” thing to do.

 


Happy Blessed Easter… Christ is Risen!

Posted By: 'Okie' | 8:23 am — 3/31/2013 | Comments Off


Christ is risen


A blessed Easter to you and yours,

Okie


Is Our POTUS “Mad As A Hatter”???

Posted By: 'Okie' | 11:51 am — 2/28/2013 | Comments Off


Obama Mad As A Hatter

Bob Woodward, the Bob Woodward of Woodward & Bernstein that took down Richard Nixon over Watergate, has had the temerity to criticize our thin-skinned POTUS on the Sequester.
“Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, ‘Oh, by the way, I can’t do this because of some budget document?’” Woodward said.

“Or George W. Bush saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to invade Iraq because I can’t get the aircraft carriers I need?’” Or even Bill Clinton saying, ‘You know, I’m not going to attack Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters,’ … because of some budget document?”

The Defense Department said in early February that it would not deploy the U.S.S. Harry Truman to the Persian Gulf, citing budget concerns relating to the looming cuts known as the sequester.

“Under the Constitution, the President is commander-in-chief and employs the force. And so we now have the President going out because of this piece of paper and this agreement. ‘I can’t do what I need to do to protect the country,’” Woodward said.

“That’s a kind of madness that I haven’t seen in a long time,” he said.

Not long after that Woodward charged that a Very Senior White House staffer “threatened” him over those remarks. Over at Twitchy you can see the Lefties piling on. How dare their darling Nixon Killer cast dispersions on the Mighty O?

Ace of Spades HQ’s Ace writes, “Obama hatchet man David Pflouffe works energetically to spread the word that Woodward is an old horse who should be put down for glue.

Even former Clinton White House aide Lanny Davis is now acknowleding threats for criticizing Obama:

A day after Woodward’s claim that a senior White House official had told him he would “regret” writing a column criticizing President Obama’s stance on the sequester, Lanny Davis, a longtime close advisor to President Bill Clinton, told WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall Thursday he had received similar threats for newspaper columns he had written about Obama in the Washington Times.

Davis told WMAL that his editor, John Solomon, “received a phone call from a senior Obama White House official who didn’t like some of my columns, even though I’m a supporter of Obama. I couldn’t imagine why this call was made.” Davis says the Obama aide told Solomon, “that if he continued to run my columns, he would lose, or his reporters would lose their White House credentials.”

Now, Democratic spokesman Chuck Dodd is saying that Woodward is now a spokesman for the Republicans.

We certainly live in a Mad, Mad World — and our leader is “mad as a hatter”!!!