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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Shotgun: Number one political blog in Canada (again)

Dectop252 Shotgun blogger Robert Jago, who also blogs at A dime a dozen political blog, has crunched the numbers for December's Top 25 political blogs list. And we've shot back up to number one, after sitting at number four in the month of November (we were number one in October as well).

Jago uses a combination of Google Page Rank and Alexa rankings to construct his list. Our blog is a PR6 blog, and receives an average of roughly 4,000+ page views per day, according to our Typepad statistics.

It's kind of nice to reflect on our more recent history, and it's very rewarding to see a steady climb in terms of readership, numbers, and support. Sometimes we like to think that we're filling a niche in Canada's news marketplace, which is desperately in need of a news outlet that focuses on the pro-individual liberty news in Canada and abroad, and covers the issues from a libertarian/conservative perspective.

We entered the list in July at #13, moved up to #9 in August, up to #6 in September, all the way to #1 in October, down to #4 in November, before reclaiming the #1 spot for the month of December.

Writes Jago, tongue-in-cheek:

"The Western Standard is number one this month (December, 08). At least it got more traffic and respect than any other blog in the past 30 days. That said it is true that if you add up the traffic and inbound links from Canadian Cynic, Scott’s Diatribes, and Buckdog into a… ‘coalition’, if you will, they easily outnumber what the Standard got. So what I’m saying is that Canada’s real first choice is Werner Patels. Congrats Werner."

Thanks for the work, Jago. We here at The Standard wait with bated breath for the Top 25 list each month, and we're thrilled when we're in the Top 10.

Lock and load. And keep your powder dry.

Posted by P.M. Jaworski on December 3, 2008 in Western Standard | Permalink


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Congrats Western Standard

And just for fun: Political Spin (humor)

Judy Wallman, a professional genealogical researcher, discovered that Stephen Dion the leader of Canada's Liberal Party great-great uncle, Robert Dion, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Quebec in 1889. The only known photograph of Dion shows him standing on the gallows. On the back of the picture is this inscription:

"Robert Dion; horse thief, sent to Quebec Provincial Prison 1883, escaped 1887, robbed the Canadian Pacific Railway six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted, and hanged in 1889."

Judy e-mailed Stephen Dion for comments. Dion's staff sent back the following biographical sketch:

"Robert Dion was a famous horseman in Quebec. His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Canadian Pacific Railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to service at a government facility, finally taking leave in 1887 to resume his dealings with the railroad. Subsequently, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Dion passed away during an important civic function held in his honour, when the platform on which he was standing collapsed."

Posted by: JC | 2008-12-03 5:42:38 PM


Posted by: Alex T | 2008-12-03 7:25:28 PM

Nice try. The same lie was told about Hillary Clinton, right down to the same "professional geneologist".

Sheeit. Are you guys so devoid of imagination that you even have to steal your smears from Republicans?

Posted by: balbulican | 2008-12-03 7:35:11 PM

Sheeit. Are you guys so devoid of imagination that you even have to steal your smears from Republicans?

Posted by: balbulican | 3-Dec-08 7:35:11 PM

It was CLEARLY labeled as HUMOR....good God.
Get a life. :)

Posted by: JC | 2008-12-03 8:19:29 PM

Good god, that's even more pathetic. You have to steal their policies, their lies...and now their jokes as well?

Posted by: balbulican | 2008-12-04 4:53:31 AM

Good god, that's even more pathetic. You have to steal their policies, their lies...and now their jokes as well?

Posted by: balbulican | 4-Dec-08 4:53:31 AM

Piss off Moron.

Posted by: JC | 2008-12-04 6:07:56 AM

I thought it was funny, I guess the LIEberals can't take a joke. After all DeYawn/LIEberals omly got 25% of popular vote last election.

Although you can say that:

DeYawn was rejected by Canadians,

his Green Shaft was rejected by Canadians,

his LIEberal Party was rejected by Canadians,

his leadership of the LIEberal Party has been rejected by his own party

his unholy alliance with the Non Democradic Party/the Bloc and Green Party was rejected by Canadians;

his desire to be Prime Minister has been rejected by the Governer General [and Canadians]


One can almost feel a little pity for the one who wanted to destroy our country by forcing a dictatrship unon Canadians --- NOT!!!!!

Posted by: Ckown Party | 2008-12-04 4:52:17 PM

"It was CLEARLY labeled as HUMOR"

ah, the old "bait and switch"....


Posted by: KEvron | 2008-12-08 7:19:03 PM

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