Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Announcing... The World's First Stupie Award. And the winner is...
You aren't going to develop an award for posters to Mr. Arkin's column who are sometimes long-winded and have nowhere else to post, are you?
1. What is not nice about calling Arkin a journalist of the first rank?
2. William Arkin has some of the most valuable journalistic real estate in the US. When he chooses to use it badly, he needs to be told. If he's a professional, he would want to be told. Asserting on the basis of no evidence whatsoever that there is no Enemies List is using it badly.
3. The scroll wheel was invented to deal with longwinded posters. They waste their time, not the time of anyone who cares about learning from others and sharing with them what one knows.
I hope this addresses your concerns. If not, you know where to post any followups.
I believe that you may have taken my comments more seriously than I had intended. That s to say, they were intended to be light-hearted in nature.
I also believe that your comments about the necessity of responding to Mr. Arkin's statements are quite valid.
Here's hoping that not all of my posts over there are considered to be complete 'wastes.'
And yes, this is the 'real' redcat; I am just cautious about revealing too much personal information on the net.
I'm honored to have the authentic redcat as a guest on MercuryRising. You're one of the few posters on Early Warning who makes good points and tries to be even-handed.
You may want to consider creating a Blogger account, since that prevents people from forging your screen name. Many trolls think the funniest thing on earth is posting under someone else's name. They don't seem to realize that their third grade reasoning and reform school grammar follow them into their new, fraudulent identity. It's like watching Olbermann's segment on The World's Stupidest Criminals.
Anyway, please feel free to join the MercRising community. Small, but fine folks.
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