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September 01, 2008

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What'll it be today? Bikini pictures? Fake pregnancy? Secret Jew? Nazi sympathizer?

(Secret-Jew Nazi sympathizer?)

Eh, why not just crazy insane?

This Palin thing is crazy on a lot of levels. The sheer level of hatred directed at this bright, sweet, talented woman by the left is almost unprecedented.

And the right's embrace of her, and interest in her, is almost as remarkable. I liked her from the day I heard her speak. Would have joined the "Draft Palin" bandwagon if I had any idea at all it was even possible.

How big is Palinmania? It's a phenomenon. I don't know how widespread this is, but if you ask bloggers, I suspect they'll tell you (on both right and left, and jackoffs who pretend to be "moderate" but are on the left like "Moderate Voice") that internet traffic is not merely record-breaking, it's record-shattering.

This kinda-disposable vid of Palin talking about the governor's mansion and her jogging routine will I suspect, get crushed with traffic. Why? I don't know. But I'll tell you what -- I watched it for no particularly good reason. I knew the one bit of "news" in it (the Israeli flag thing, which I'd already linked at David Ross' site) but I didn't care. Watched it anyway, knowing it would be news-free.

Biggest traffic day of this site's history? Friday. Ninety thousand plus uniques. Previous record? Somewhere around 55,000, during the Fautography feeding frenzy; maybe I hit that level a couple of other times.

Biggest traffic weekend in this site's history? This Labor Day three-day weekend. Three day holiday weekends are always bad for traffic.

This weekend I'm breaking previous records on weekend days, except for Friday's new record. I think Saturday was almost seventy thousand, and yesterday was sixty-three thousand. Typical good weekend day: 20 or 22 thousand. Frequently less.

Typical good numbers for hits in an hour during a weekday? 3,500. It's what I'm usually hoping for (and very often disappointed to not get; a lot of times traffic clocks in a 2600 per hour even during peak hours).

Now, on a weekend? I'm disappointed when the hourly hits fall below 6000.

I've been doing this for four and a half years now (going on five, I think). I've just never seen anything like this, ever.

To say the base (and the opposition) is "energized" is like saying Power Glutes Andy is "rather fond" of milky loads.


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