c99 Web Host Maintenance

I received this several days ago. The intermittent outages this morning are probably related to this maintenance. As far as I know Putin has nothing to do with it.

Hi [name redacted],

Bluehost is dedicated to ensuring your account is secure and reliable, and your online success is our number-one priority.
With that in mind, we will be performing server maintenance on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, between 10PM and 6AM Eastern Time (ET).
During this maintenance window, there will be approximately 15 minutes of downtime while work is performed.
We assure you that every effort is being made to minimize any impact to your site and ensure that your environment is restored to normal operation as soon as possible.
Your Bluehost Team

I'm still here......

Just a short note to let everybody know I'm still here and following matters as best as I can.

I've been dealing with a few system hardware issues (laptop DC power jack issues) but I am still hereabouts.

A few spats about COVID-19 aren't enough to keep me away from here! c99's stuck with me unless and until Monsieur le Conqueroo throws me out!!



I've been tethered to this site for almost seven years. Every day, day in, day out. Seven days a week, 365 days a year. All holidays and special events.

Every. Day. For. Almost. Seven. Years.

I'm going to log off and take a break from this place. Don't know when I'll be back.

New Front Page Guidelines

Henceforth, for the sake of fairness, any essay or open thread that mentions covid 19, whether directly or tangentially, will not be promoted to the front page. Editors, if you promote a covid essay yourself it will be removed from the front page and relegated to the CC page. All open thread writers, any mention of covid 19 will relegate the OT to the CC page. If a covid sub-thread is started in the comments of either an essay or an OT, it will be demoted to the CC page. No exceptions.

This is non-negotiable, so don't even ask.

I'm tired of the bickering. The front page is our landing page, I want it to appear to be neutral on this issue. At least if it's on the CC page visitors will have to hunt to find it.

The Name of this Site is caucus99percent

First of all, I want to emphasize this comment made yesterday:

What I do continue to see though is what I term "broad brush insults". On both sides. Make a general statement about how bad this or that is and how stupid people are for doing this or that, while the generalized group targeted in the broad brush insult attack also include members of this site. On both sides. Without a clear distinction of intent those type of insults are easily transposed to any individual reading them. It's subtle and it hurts. It leads to division and is the antithesis of this site's premise.

I would hope folks keep this in mind as they pen their rants.


"Oh my, JtC how can you allow your site to be overrun by anti-vaxxers?!!!??"

Help Wanted--Inquire Within

The Thursday and Friday Open Threads are now open if anyone wishes to take them, either individually or together.

Many thanks to phillybluesfan for his yeoman's work on taking on both of those days for all those months. Thanks man.

If you're interested please let us know in the comments or contact myself.

Thank you.

To My Brothers and Sisters at c99

I do not hate you. I will not hate you. No matter how much the main stream media tells me to do so. No matter how much the alternative media tells me to do so. No matter which side of an issue you may fall upon.

Despite the propaganda.

I refuse to hate you.

As I look into the abyss I refuse to become that monster.