Site maintenance planned

announcing.gifThis weekend you may (or may not, hopefully!) experience a few technical difficulties as the site makes a major move from the MovableType software platform to Word Press.

Over the past several months commenters have noticed difficulty and drag time uploading comments. We've experienced the same problem attempting to upload posts.

Five years worth of archives have just become too much for MT to handle. MT was state of the art when the site was created but hasn't kept up with the times. Hence, the move to WP, which also has many more plug-in options. You'll see a couple of those plug-ins featured when the move is completed. I'll explain more about them when I see they're working properly. I'm particularly happy with the new options commenters will have available.

The site itself won't look much different, since we just gave it a face lift a year or so ago. It should just operate much more smoothly, with a couple new bells and whistles.

Thanks for your support!

While I'm at it, big thanks to the volunteer team that keeps this site running smoothly - Angela, Bethany, Bobby Bambino, Carla, Carder, Chris Arsenault, Jasper, and Laura Loo. These good people have donated hundreds of hours of their passion and talents to help expand the pro-life message through this site.

I also have grown quite dependent on administrative assistant Kelli, who shows the same concern for the site's functionality as I do, which gives wonderful peace of mind.

Stay tuned!


Health Overhaul May Mean Longer ER Waits, Crowding

By CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer Carla K. Johnson, Ap Medical Writer – Fri Jul 2, 7:31 am ET

CHICAGO – Emergency rooms, the only choice for patients who can't find care elsewhere, may grow even more crowded with longer wait times under the nation's new health law.

1.There's already a shortage of front-line family physicians in some places and experts think that will get worse.

2. People without insurance aren't the ones filling up the nation's emergency rooms. Far from it. The uninsured are no more likely to use ERs than people with private insurance, perhaps because they're wary of huge bills.

3. The biggest users of emergency rooms by far are Medicaid recipients. And the new health insurance law will increase their ranks by about 16 million. Medicaid is the state and federal program for low-income families and the disabled. And many family doctors limit the number of Medicaid patients they take because of low government reimbursements.

And the hits just keep on coming.

Posted by: yor bro ken at July 4, 2010 8:04 AM

I use Word Press for my blog, and it's excellent! I hope things will now run more smoothly.

Posted by: Lori Pieper at July 4, 2010 9:51 AM

I've never really liked the format of this blog. WordPress is so much better, I can't wait!

Posted by: Austin Nedved at July 4, 2010 11:28 PM

Jill and company,

I have no complaints about the old format, but I do appreciate your desire to make improvements.

Thanks for all that you do.

Happy Birthday Uncle Sam!

Posted by: yor bro ken at July 4, 2010 11:52 PM

Austin, Ken, it's my understanding that things will look pretty much the same after the changes.

As Jill stated above, "The site itself won't look much different, since we just gave it a face lift a year or so ago. It should just operate much more smoothly, with a couple new bells and whistles." :)

Posted by: Kel at July 5, 2010 12:09 AM

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