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Re: Progressive Bloggers Is Fucked Up
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2008, 05:22:19 AM »
Hey. dBO's latest BP post is up at PB.  :?

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Re: Progressive Bloggers Is Fucked Up
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2008, 06:34:13 AM »
This is early for you, fyrnova?

Maybe somebody sorted something out at PB? That would be good news.

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Re: Progressive Bloggers Is Fucked Up
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2008, 06:39:07 AM »
(Early yes. I have a MASSIVE book on Native peoples to index and the construction noise around here has been horrendous lately. Up early to get a couple of hours of quiet concentration.)

Maybe PB is being sorted out. Or maybe some bloggers are luckier than others.

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Re: Progressive Bloggers Is Fucked Up
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2008, 09:53:17 AM »
Quote from: fern hill
Hey. dBO's latest BP post is up at PB.  :?

Interesting.  It wasn't, when I went to bed last night.

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Re: Progressive Bloggers Is Fucked Up
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2008, 03:00:12 PM »
I'm definitely thinking of swearing off PB for the duration.

My God, but that is boring to look at. I know that I should be sifting out all the election s**t and looking for the friends I respect and voting them up, but man, it is just too hard.

Elizabeth May has to be the biggest non-issue going. I can't believe that people are falling for the Clinton-bot. If there were any truth at all to what she and Dion claim, then last year they would have got behind Alexis MacDonald in Central Nova, since Alexis was the candidate who had twice -- TWICE -- come very close to unseating MacKay. That would have worked, and MacKay would have gone down ... But no.

And the claim that either the NDP or the BQ discriminate against women is absurd. The NDP has twice had ELECTED national leaders who were women and who won nation-wide respect -- that would be two more than either the Greens or the Liberals have ever had. So can we give this crap a rest?

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Re: Progressive Bloggers Is Fucked Up
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2008, 03:22:46 PM »
So you're saying I shouldn't add links to my blog posts in Recently Written which discuss this issue, skdadl, because I disagree with your POV?

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Re: Progressive Bloggers Is Fucked Up
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2008, 03:25:03 PM »
No, BCS, I'm not saying that, and I apologize if it sounded like that.

I was expressing my own intense frustration with the pettiness and the willingness of people to be diverted by bright shiny objects. I am allowed to have an opinion of my own, and that's all I expressed.

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Re: Progressive Bloggers Is Fucked Up
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2008, 03:30:39 PM »
Fair enough.

But I've some frustration of my own. E.g, I object to the suggestion that people who've taken a different view of this situation have done so "with pettiness and [a] willingness ... to be diverted by bright shiny objects." That's insulting.

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Re: Progressive Bloggers Is Fucked Up
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2008, 03:36:14 PM »
To me, it's not an insult; it's an observation. And I'm allowed to do that. Other people make what seem to me amazing observations about the reasonable positions taken by the NDP and the BQ, and they don't think they're being insulting -- they think they're just making observations. Fair enough. That's all I'm doing, except I backed up my observation with one centrally important fact, the debacle in Central Nova.

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Re: Progressive Bloggers Is Fucked Up
« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2008, 09:49:36 PM »
This is friggin' weird. Alison at the Beav ripped off, in her words, my BP post. And it is now, what, at least 5-6 hours and it has not appeared at ProgBlogs. Try to vote for it at the Beav and get that message that it's not on the database or expired.

 So, is it me? BP? Some cosmic force?

The boyos are, of course, waaaay too busy with the election. . . . Jeez, I'm steamed.

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Re: Progressive Bloggers Is Fucked Up
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2008, 06:37:06 AM »
Wait for Alison, but I think she's told us before that occasionally posts of hers at the Beav don't get picked up.

Sorry to hear this, fyrnova. It must feel like a cosmic plot or sumpin'.

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Re: Progressive Bloggers Is Fucked Up
« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2008, 06:46:44 AM »
It does. And with Debra off-line and unable to help, Scott can just reel off some technical mumbo-jumbo at me. So, I'm not even bitching at him. Just have to wait, I guess, until Debra gets back or PB sorts itself out.

Sure curbs one's urge to blog, though.

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Re: Progressive Bloggers Is Fucked Up
« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2008, 04:35:14 PM »
Well, this is quite a little brouhaha that I seem to have created over at Red Tory.

The smarmy remarks and false attributions from Ti-Guy are typical, but Red Tory .... well I always thought, from reading his blog, that he was a mensch.  :?  So much for that illusion.

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Re: Progressive Bloggers Is Fucked Up
« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2008, 04:40:31 PM »
Yeah, that is surprising about RedTory. .

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Re: Progressive Bloggers Is Fucked Up
« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2008, 05:23:08 PM »
Yeech! That got srsly foul in ways I would not have predicted from RT.

For a guy who runs on a fa├žade of Brit cultivation, though, it's pretty funny that he doesn't know the meaning of the word "fulsome."

Och, I love being able to get a cheap shot in now and then.   :mrgreen:

 

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