The conservative/ libertarian answer to the Daily Kos, the Ace of Spades HQ, (AoS) has been going strong since 2003, and recently recorded its 10 millionth hit. Like most political blogs, the anonymous Ace comments on the day’s political news and provides links. But the anonymous Ace who writes the blog isn’t afraid to mix it up; AoS is full of snarling, flat-out funny commentary, videos, cartoons, pictures, and gratuitous insults. And while reliably conservative, AoS is no shill; last summer, the blog called President Bush “incompetent” and “embarrassingly dimwitted” and urged him to retire. The quote from H.L. Mencken in the AoS banner pretty much sums up Ace’s mission: “‘Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and start slitting throats.”
Sample Ace of Spades HQ Post: So long as Obama’s having that “open, candid” discussion about race we’ve all so long wanted to have, perhaps we can finally begin to address the virulent anti-Semitism infecting large segments of the black population while we’re at it, huh? Or wait—are we not having that “open, candid” a discussion?