It is fitting that on the day that The Howard Stern Show reveals the results of its I.Q. challenge (and it’s neo-conservative douchebag Scott Depace by a point) that E.J. Dionnemustard asks:
Can a nation remain a superpower if its internal politics are incorrigibly stupid?
Poor, unfortunate nail. You’ve been hit square on the head by Mr. Dionne. Go read it here.
Meanwhile, elsewhere in Leftblogistan:
At least as far back as January 29, 2007, we here at Ketchup Is A Vegetable, a subsidiary of Crack Whores for Good Government and the Serious Poo-Poo Institute of Technology, have been asking an essential question regarding the future of liberal talk radio: “AAR, an entire network concerned with public policy and you’ve not got any single solitary presence in the Nation’s Capital?”
Noting today that, not only has AAR launched a new terrestrial radio presence in the D.C. Metro area (WZAA, 1050 a.m.), but that AAR refers to WZAA as a “flagship” station and has swallowed its pride to once again broadcast “The Randi Rhodes Show” from that venue, extrememly appropriate since Rhodes now broadcasts from Washington.
Sometimes, a good idea gets through.
As a true Web nerd, I am by avocation and by vocation as well a collector of domain names. I could not begin to tell you how many I own. Let’s just say that I am utterly grateful for the existence of Go Daddy.
In September 2006, I had noticed that the “left” blogosphere had begun to be referred to informally as “leftblogistan.” I wondered if anyone had purchased the domain name. They had not. So, I did. Better me than some get-rich-quick a-hole or, worse yet, The Cato Institute, I figured.
I turned it into a listing of liberal blogs. I don’t know how useful it is. I use it. I list blogs I notice and headlines from said blogs via Delicious and there are a few other toys. I have tried and tried to include some sort of automatic syndication of headlines via RSS, but the tools just aren’t there yet to do it exactly the way I’d like it done. But. I have today added a very cool tool indeed, the Google Custom Search, which will search through the blogs I’ve listed. I do not have the full gamut of blogs listed yet, but work will continue. I hope folks will find it as a good resource when trying to track down that quote they saw the other day on Kos or whatever.
So, go visit if you like. www.leftblogistan.com. Or, you may also get to it from www.rightblogistan.com. Heh. [end shameless plug]
I just wanted to mention that the Leftblogistan project is starting to pick up a bit of steam after a year. For me, sometimes it can take that long for a Web project to solidify, honestly. But it’s starting to.
Just to be a stinker, I’ve also set it up so that Rightblogistan is Leftblogistan, too.