Happy 8th Birthday Flopping Aces

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November 13th, 2004 was the day I started Flopping Aces on a whim with a post about Arafat's death and Bush winning the election. I had blogged prior to that about my law enforcement career but soon found that to be a bit controversial at work and seeing that I was always interested in politics and foreign affairs I decided to start this blog. I picked the name on a whim also. I was a poker fanatic at the time so I figured why the hell not. No one is going to read it anyways.

13.3 million page views later I can now say I was a bit wrong with that assumption.

In 2004 it was started on blogspot with a cheesy picture of 5 aces.

In 2005 I had a new site made which looked like this:

And by 2008 we had transitioned to this:

Until finally in January of 2011 we moved over to the latest you see now.

So 8 years later we are still around while many other blogs have left the scene. We aren't the biggest and most popular but I like to think we have some of the greatest discussions on the net, with conservatives and liberals all chiming in.

Anyways, I wish to give thanks to everyone who has helped make Flopping Aces successful.

Cheers to you and cheers too many years to come.


Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 24 years.

38 Responses to “Happy 8th Birthday Flopping Aces”

  1. 26


    if you would have a dollar from all the participants on each comment,
    and half a dollar for each one who read each post,
    how much would you have today?

  2. 27


    Congratulations! I love to come over to your site and get some perspective from those who know what our brave men and women in uniform are really going through! I think and pray for them often and feel so sad that they risk their lives for the kind crappy soap opera shenanigans going on right now! They are fighting under the command of an incompetent bonehead. And never know if those that make the call to come in to save them while under enemy fire, will?

    I hope you have a long and successful blog and look forward everyday to coming back and enjoying all of your outstanding writing! Again, congratulations on a job well done!

  3. 29


    FA, My Cyber Home

    When the body hurts too much to sleep
    And the motel bed is uncomfortable
    To the magical yellow screen I creep
    Soon I forget the pains and trouble

    Setting traps by stealth is my game
    Aye, friendly Skook is my code name
    Oh, I so love to engage the witty intellect
    Who scorn we, the academically bereft

    For in the bloody arena of ideas and debate
    It matters not who has the fancy sheep skin
    For victory belongs to he who can so wait
    to push the razored blade of truth deep within

    Happy day Curt, I do enjoy my cyber friends, thanks indeed.

  4. 31


    Congratulations Curt and to the contributors here…this site is an enjoyable and informative diversion and is greatly appreciated.

  5. 32


    Happy birthday and many more. I linked to your site from another and have added you to list of “must read” blogs Keep up the good work!

  6. 34



    Happy 8th birthday!

    I remember discovering FA shortly after starting my own poliblog (after listening to Hugh Hewitt through 2004, and talking up citizen journalists, and after the whole RatherGate debacle).

    I was new to the blogosphere and FA was blogging and linking up some great stuff.

    I think I left a comment and Curt followed me over to my blog and read something I wrote which he seemed to like. So I was flattered when he deputized me.

    FA has a great look (my favorite being the Wild, Wild, West theme) and that’s all thanks to Curt.

    I know my blogging habits have slowed down considerably; but I appreciate reading the comments sections as well as the posts whenever I can.

    A tip of the hat to those who come here willing to engage in debate- especially those liberal commenters who challenge the conservative point-of-view and perspective on current events.

    I hope FA has many more birthdays to come.

  7. 38

    Richard Wheeler

    Word #34 Yours is a voice of sanity amidst the chaos. Stay involved.
    To Mata Election’s over. C’mon back. You too Aye.
    The hell with the rest of ya LOL

    Semper Fi Go Irish

    Hi Bees