Since streiff is telling his story… huh. I don’t know if I really have any. As near as I can remember, I more or less segued smoothly over from Tacitus to RedState; I commented, then diaried, then got front-page privileges at the former site, and then started doing the same over at RedState. I do remember getting moderating privileges, though. Mostly because the trolls all hid for a day and a half after I started chortling in glee, and I think that I ended up having to ban Neil Stevens.
It’s been a fun decade. At least, on the site. The political situation has had its ups and downs, to put it mildly. But I work with a bunch of great people, get bemused access to sitting legislators on the federal level, and every so often I get to be a troll* for the side of Good. Not bad for a kid from Jersey.
I will admit, when I first saw this superficiallyinsipidly stupid report ‘accusing’ Mitt Romney of being able to fit everything he needed to gut Barack Obama like a fish in Wednesday’s debate on a single sheet of paper (a so-called “cheat sheet”), my first thought was Wow. That’s incredibly insulting… to Barack Obama; surely you’d need at least an eight-page chapbook. But, once I saw this… well. Guess it maybe wasn’t a handkerchief* after all?
Who they are referring to is actually the Washington Post’sCharles Lane, who indeed is not particularly buying the ‘distraught over his foreclosure’ defense being made on Faisal Shahzad’s behalf. But if it makes The Week feel any better, I was as skeptical about this particular defense as Charles was…
Didn’t mention me by name, didn’t get my actual status on RedStatequite right,* didn’t link to the original piece (or, indeed, to the the site itself), and for all I know it’s website-only** – but my wife seems to think that getting quoted still counts. Even if it was sort of out of context.
Yeah, I know: overly fussy of me. Particularly since a couple of people are probably grinding their teeth right now over the Old Grey Lady referring to RedState as ‘popular.’
*They called me a ‘commentator’ instead of a ‘site moderator’ – or, as it says on my business cards, ‘Chief Protocol Officer.’ Although, honestly? The correct title would probably be more like this.
**It’s rude to go through a paper at the store and see if an article made the print section. As for buying a New York Times… well, what would I do with one, once I had it? I don’t own a canary.
As has been mentioned in the past, my laptop – the one that I use to cover events – has died, and I need a replacement. Looking at what I’ve accumulated so far, and the existing bank account, and what’s available on discount… well. I’m thinking that another $80 or so would probably handle it; I can scrounge up the rest myself from somewhere. I think.
Alas, I’m not still not getting my checks from the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, the cheap so-and-so’s – so please note: the donate button is on the sidebar. If only to shut me up on the topic so that I’ll go back to blogging about zombie haiku.