Sorry For The Spam. Site For Sale.

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging

Did anybody buy a Coach purse? Hope not!

Obviously the posts form the past couple days were not intended. Somebody hacked into a past contributor’s account and posted them.

Having said that, if anybody out there is interested in buying this site, I’m very open to it. This would include everything. Posts, domain, etc.

Contact me at justin at donklephant dot com for more information.


March 27th, 2015 | Permalink| No Comments »

Apologies For The Redirects

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in News

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Hello all. It’s been a while and I wanted to let you know about the fresh hell I went through these past few months figuring out what was going on with the site.

Suddenly, one day, Donklephant started to redirect to mywebpost.com. Why? I didn’t know. And I couldn’t log in to the WordPress back end to look at the code. I was locked out. Essentially, I was helpless.

Was I hacked? I thought so. It certainly appeared that way. So I reached out to my hosting service and asked what was going on. They told me that somebody had gotten in to the site, put in some redirect code and that’s why this was happening. Considered me depressed.

But then a friend I hadn’t thought of to help me, John from Conscious Images, saved the day. He checked it all out and figured out

So here’s what happened…

An ad link I had put up a LONG time ago had been changed so it made the site redirect to that nonsense site. It was a clever bit of code hacking, but it worked and I was completely befuddled. And so was everybody else.

Long story short, the site is back and you can check out anything you want without worrying about redirects.

Thanks for visiting and we may resume our normally schedule posting in the future. But no promises. Politics is exhausting.

Best,
Justin

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May 19th, 2014 | Permalink| No Comments »

Grand Theft Government

By donar | Related entries in Political Graffiti

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October 10th, 2013 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Donklephant On Hiatus

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in News

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After almost 10,000 posts and 50,000 comments, I’m announcing that the site is going offline for a while. This is for a few reasons.

First and foremost, I haven’t been actively posting for a long time, and I’ve talked about the reasons why a few times. After 8 years, I’m not as engaged in politics right now and I don’t feel the need to comment on the news of the week.

Second, I’m very busy with personal projects. I shared my short film We Will Make You Whole Again in 2010, and I’ve been very busy since then building the film community in Kansas City, MO. I’m a board member of CinemaKC, a local KC organization dedicated to promoting local filmmaking through their programs and TV show on PBS, as well as being the Treasurer of the Film Commission of Greater Kansas City…and founder of The Robert Altman Emerging Filmmakers Fund. This is like having a second job on top of a second job, and I love it. The friends I’ve made in the KC film community are invaluable, and I’m proud to call myself a KC filmmaker. Still, it takes a lot of time and effort, and politics have fallen by the wayside.

Third, you deserve more. I don’t post a lot, and you need a centrist/moderate perspective. Like the Centrist Review and The Moderate Voice. And I’m sure you’ve been checking them out for a while now. They’re awesome. Go read them on a daily basis.

So yes, we’re going offline. That doesn’t mean it’ll be forever, but maybe it will. I don’t know when I’ll want to turn the site back on. But if I do, it’ll be because I want to talk shop. Shop meaning politics. You know the drill.

Regardless of what this all means, I want to thank you so much for all of your thoughts, opinions and attention. It has been a pleasure to talk/discuss/debate with all of you these past 8 years, even if we disagree. Because that’s the most important part. Being able to disagree without being disagreeable.

All my best,
Justin

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September 15th, 2013 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Putin’s Nobel

By donar | Related entries in Political Graffiti

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September 13th, 2013 | Permalink| No Comments »

Assad Twerk

By donar | Related entries in Political Graffiti

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August 30th, 2013 | Permalink| No Comments »

Start Leakin’, Mr. Snowden

By donar | Related entries in Political Graffiti

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August 1st, 2013 | Permalink| No Comments »

25 Sad Facts About Detriot

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economic crisis

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This list comes from a blog that seems suspicious, but all of the facts have links out…so let’s give them the benefit of the doubt.

Here are some depressing examples on the list…

  • 7) At this point, there are approximately 78,000 abandoned homes in the city.
  • 8) About one-third of Detroit’s 140 square miles is either vacant or derelict.
  • 9) An astounding 47 percent of the residents of the city of Detroit are functionally illiterate.
  • 10) Less than half of the residents of Detroit over the age of 16 are working at this point.
  • 11) If you can believe it, 60 percent of all children in the city of Detroit are living in poverty.
  • Did it really need to come to this for Detroit? The decline in manufacturing was at the heart of this downfall…but nobody could attract any other businesses? Other big cities were able to survive drops in manufacturing, but obviously this city was hit harder than others given the industry that was at the heart of it all.

    Ultimately, the city didn’t have the right leadership at the helm to look to the future and see what could be next. And now we have this…a failed city. A major failed city. Ugh. Makes me sad.

    So what do you think they could have done to avert this…or at least partially avert this?

    Read all 25 at The Economic Collapse Blog.

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    July 25th, 2013 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

    Stand Your Ground

    By donar | Related entries in Political Graffiti

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    July 19th, 2013 | Permalink| No Comments »

    Zimmerman’s back pocket

    By donar | Related entries in Political Graffiti

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    July 16th, 2013 | Permalink| No Comments »