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Mandos

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Re: Recently Written
« Reply #2235 on: April 13, 2009, 10:02:38 AM »
Entirely Americans except for an occasional comment by old pal Ian Welsh.  Lambert the owner is apparently middle-aged or older.  They have a couple of very strong strengths which are health care reform blogging and bailout blogging.  But Lambert subscribes to this Theory (brought about by reading the Daily Howler a little too often, I think) that the problems in American politics are a result of incorrect citation rather than bad ideas/theories.  With this alibi, he can bog any criticism of his ideas down in details, and that sets the tone for the site.  I call it the Some Gambit.  My favorite Corrente writer (an older dude called bringiton) disappeared a few weeks ago, and now I know that he too criticized the Some Gambit and got canned.  I've been trying to figure out how to get in touch with him since.

ETA: BTW, you've been asked for more details but you've probably been banned now since Lambert says that he doesn' t need more trolls.  Also your "pretty obviously" has been condemned for being academic weasel-wordery.  It's truly amazing.  I've joined the previous blogspot version of Corrente where all the people who didn't buy the tears over the primary have ended up.  A lot of people also kind of rubberneck at it.  However, it *is* the place to go for American health care reform blogging...

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« Reply #2236 on: April 13, 2009, 10:11:33 AM »
Oh, and, they have a huge chip on their shoulder about FDL, Daily Kos, Atrios, etc, etc.  Some of the critique I "get" but it is taken to overwrought dramatic lengths.

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Re: Recently Written
« Reply #2237 on: April 13, 2009, 10:15:57 AM »
Heh. Go see what has happened, Mandos.

skdadl has been banned! First time evah! And banned as a troll, no less!   :rotfl:

(I had already invited moderator to go ahead, but noted it would be redundant by the time he got there.)

Honestly: in that group, I consider it an honour. I'm sorry if I was the cause of your banning, but it looked to me as though mod was itching to do that anyway. As far as I'm concerned, you and I were having a discussion, and the others were the trolls.

The whole Hillary thing went right by me until I read the last new comment this a.m. -- it doesn't mention Hillary, but I gather that's the subtext? Why on earth should I give a damn about Hillary? We were talking about Afghanistan and women, and I am a Canadian. I couldn't give a flying fig for their electoral politics -- I barely care for ours.

Honestly, Mandos: they are not very bright. I was trying to stay above the fray, but I so wanted to ask "zuzu" whether her real name was Alvin. Talking to her is like trying to talk to a chipmunk.

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Re: Recently Written
« Reply #2238 on: April 13, 2009, 10:20:57 AM »
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Oh, I got canned, finally.  Thanks a lot skdadl.  ;)  I usually take getting canned as an incentive to do Real Work :)

Oh well ... I was a member ... now they do not recognize me.  :shock:

just joined to read Mandos anyway ... if yer gonzo, Mandos -  life can go one without Corrente.
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Re: Recently Written
« Reply #2239 on: April 13, 2009, 10:21:27 AM »
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Oh, and, they have a huge chip on their shoulder about FDL, Daily Kos, Atrios, etc, etc.  Some of the critique I "get" but it is taken to overwrought dramatic lengths.

I guess it's just as well, then, that I also did not fire one other parting shot I'd thought of, about going off to talk to the grown-ups at FDL.  

I'm sorry, Mandos, if you wanted to stay there, but you invited us, and you know how I'm gonna write wherever I am.

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Re: Recently Written
« Reply #2240 on: April 13, 2009, 10:29:20 AM »
Heh they even want a linkie to Kipling's 'white man's burden'  :rotfl:
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Re: Recently Written
« Reply #2241 on: April 13, 2009, 10:39:22 AM »
skdadl: In Lambert's defense, he has the good habit of letting most of his commenters write front-page posts, which is why I hung around there for a few months.  But yes, the Infinite Subtext is Hillary.  Zuzu was well known on the US feminist blogosphere as a regular writer at Feministe (for some reason no longer, I didn't pay attention to that episode) and she has IIRC written some cogent stuff on fat as a feminist issue.  

However, my experiences on the American blogosphere has led me to the perhaps unfair generalization that Americans as a group are culturally prone to fundamentalisms across the political spectrum to an extent that Canadians are generally not.  Certainly there's a lot of opportunity to rubberneck the Xtreme Blog Dwama.  Anyway, Corrente is not exactly the first place I've been banned as a troll.  

Anyway, I was going to get canned sooner or later, so I'm not blaming you or anything.  I just wish I had gotten bringiton's contact info sooner, he's the one person I'm really going to miss there, I have no idea how to find him, argh.  He and I were Corrente's Ambassadors from Meta.  Now the Meta Embassy has been fully expelled.

croghan27: Yep, I'm not surprised he cancelled your account.  Pretty much anyone associated with me is probably poison now.  Oh, the dwama!

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Re: Recently Written
« Reply #2242 on: April 13, 2009, 10:40:55 AM »
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Heh they even want a linkie to Kipling's 'white man's burden'  :rotfl:

 :lol:

It's mad, y'know? It's like something out of Book 3 of Gulliver's Travels.

Ok: first person who asks me for a linkie ...   :lol:

I wonder if they all have keys in their backs. Except zuzu is a chipmunk -- we've established that.

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Re: Recently Written
« Reply #2243 on: April 13, 2009, 10:53:24 AM »
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However, my experiences on the American blogosphere has led me to the perhaps unfair generalization that Americans as a group are culturally prone to fundamentalisms across the political spectrum to an extent that Canadians are generally not.  Certainly there's a lot of opportunity to rubberneck the Xtreme Blog Dwama.  

See, that is one of the reasons I like EW's place so much (most of the time). There is a kind of unspoken agreement that people are there to do detective work on things everyone already agrees are serious. Especially no one is interested in the general blog drama. The only right-wingers they poke, mainly, are the ones with real political or media power, which of course provides the detective work. But no bloggy feud stuff. They even managed to keep that 'way down during the election. If you wanted to do the Clinton-Obama mutual-recriminations thing, there was some room for that at FDL, but bmaz mainly kept it swept out of EW.

Unfortunately, just yesterday they all succumbed to triumphalism over the pirates, even though we'd had an intelligent thread on the subject just a day before. So as I said, yes, sometimes even the wheelers will remind me that I am not an American, and I'm glad of that. They wouldn't snipe, though, at anyone who made a serious political criticism. I'm always very polite when I'm there, but lots of strong voices will turn up that allow me to agree with them at least, and no one gets mad at the disloyal Canucks.

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Re: Recently Written
« Reply #2244 on: April 13, 2009, 10:58:46 AM »
Oh, I just noticed that Lambert linked this thread (must have followed the logs back to figure out where the Mandos posse is coming from).  Hi Correnteans!  Hi Lambert!  (Hi Bringiton?) Y'all know where to call, right?

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Re: Recently Written
« Reply #2245 on: April 13, 2009, 01:53:33 PM »
Apologies for the major drift, btw. Should any of the imperialists actually show up to meet some actual Canadian feminists, I'll divert that discussion to another thread.

Otherwise, carry on with the blog links.

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Re: Recently Written
« Reply #2246 on: April 13, 2009, 02:17:58 PM »
:? Is this thread still appropriate for posting links to recently written blogs?  Or should I start a new one dedicated to that purpose?

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Re: Recently Written
« Reply #2247 on: April 13, 2009, 02:25:39 PM »
Well, I recognize the problem. At first I thought we could just carry on, but maybe a new thread for Recently Written would be a good idea.

You do that, and I'll lock this one.

 

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