Thursday, September 07, 2006

New Bloggers

I am pleased to announce that our new blogger from the left will be Bobby McGee. Many of you are familiar with him from his comments around the site.

Also, we are adding Chris MC as a nonpartisan "issues" blogger. He will be exploring many vital issues in-depth in his postings, and we are glad to have his expertise.

Welcome to both!

27 comments:

cgg said...

Welcome Bobby and Chris

Ghost of Yogi said...

You post my comment for the JDS/Malloy thread but not for this one. Did I say something not in accordance with you censor rules?

Ghost of Yogi said...

I guess so. A little too sensitive, I’d say. You should tell everyone that Chris MC's bipartisan credentials are not to be challenged. He is beyond scrutiny. And your decision is only to be approved, not questioned or satirized.

Ghost of Yogi said...

What a joke! CLP has severely damaged its credibility. The day has come when rational argument and reasonable disagreement about "journalists" and their credentials no longer has a place.

Maybe you will have the guts to post this: I disagree with Chris MC as a "nonpartisan." I think his posts here on CLP and on other blogs, as well as his actions in Newtown as member of the DTC, completely remove him from the realm of stoic observer and seeker of fact.

That, I hope, conforms to your unstated and completely objective, strict censorship rules.

TrueBlueCT said...

Genghis--

Way too much censorship going on by the Republican moderators, btw. The right-wingers hanging out here can post anything, no matter how nasty. But try to refer to the Rell administration as being led by "fat and stupid", and it never goes up.

Plus, with so many moderators, (now like six), why not go back to live posting? Sometimes it takes an hour or two for comments to appear.

P.S. Congratulations on your mini-grant. You deserve it.

Ghost of Yogi said...

I would like to publicly proclaim my allegiance to Genghis Conn, supreme leader, and CLP. I have learned that my criticism of Chris MC is wrong. My ill sentiment stems from a love of myself. The State is what’s important, in this case, CLP. I am but a cog in the assembly line.

Chris MC, I am your defender. I was wrong and Genghis Conn has shown me the way. Please forgive my non-published comments against you and your credentials. I live to serve you sir.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

TrueBlueCT said...
Way too much censorship going on by the Republican moderators, btw. The right-wingers hanging out here can post anything, no matter how nasty



YOU post endless comments using the phrase "neo-con" and we all know what that really means don't we?

Yet when I called you on it my comment was censored.

Apparently posting carefully coded antisemitic messages (which I believe you do) is quite alright while posting a criticism of such posts is not.

Then of course you've got the chutzpah to call me racist.



Please, be my guest, go on.....(flipping through my rolodex for my JDL contacts...)

Anonymous said...

I agree with truebluect on this point - don't censor his posts (or anyone's posts) for vulgarity or meanness. Feel free to censor them for stupidity, however. Of course, that would effectively bar truebluect from ever have his comments posted!

turfgrrl said...

Welcome Chris MC and Bobby McGee! Looking forward to your upcoming posts.

The True Gentleman said...

TrueBlueCT, I wonder if you have some sort of ability to monitor who is monitoring this site...of course not, but you obviously haven't noticed that Disgruntled Republican and I have not been around this week. So perhaps it is the non-Republican moderators on this site who also prefer decency and common courtesy on this thread...I'm sure you'll come up with another reason to make ignorant comments.

Chris MC said...

For the record, I was warned about this.

That said, I respond to Ghost of Yogi thus:
Quoth GoY:
You should tell everyone that Chris MC's bipartisan credentials are not to be challenged. He is beyond scrutiny. And your decision is only to be approved, not questioned or satirized.

Aha! I recognize sarcasm when I read it. How dare you, Yogi, lampoon my utter omniscience and perfectly peaceful demeanor! Damn you [casts down lightning bolt at Yogi's Ghost]!

I would like to publicly proclaim my allegiance to Genghis Conn, supreme leader, and CLP. I have learned that my criticism of Chris MC is wrong. My ill sentiment stems from a love of myself. The State is what’s important, in this case, CLP. I am but a cog in the assembly line.

Chris MC, I am your defender. I was wrong and Genghis Conn has shown me the way. Please forgive my non-published comments against you and your credentials. I live to serve you sir.


That's better. And it is overdue. We'll let you live.

Chris MC said...

Maybe you will have the guts to post this: I disagree with Chris MC as a "nonpartisan." I think his posts here on CLP and on other blogs, as well as his actions in Newtown as member of the DTC, completely remove him from the realm of stoic observer and seeker of fact.

Yogi, I could not possibly be considered "non-partisan" in my advocacy for Mayor Malloy, my political activites away from CTLP, my view of the neo-cons and the Cheney-Bush Administration, and any number of other specific examples I could cite.

That isn't the point. The point is that I am not going to be writing specifically from the rubric of progressive-moderate-conservative.

It would be absurd in the colloquial and the strict sense to attempt to be without perspective, and I don't claim to be. You are welcome to critique my point of view as well as the substance of my posts, and as time and my appetite allows, I may acknowledge your comments and respond in kind.

But whatever you did that got nixed, I guess that's not gonna fly. Get over it OK?

TrueBlueCT said...

ACR--

You consider criticism of the Neo-cons currently in charge of American foreign policy to be anti-Semitic? Good Grief.

I am a staunch Zionist. America should do whatever it takes to guarantee the future and security of the Jewish state. Period.

I do believe that the Iraq Experiment has destabilized the Middle East, and made both America and Israel less safe. But if you can only argue against this point by calling me a racist, so be it.

However, maybe I have misinterpreted you. Would you help by letting us know how you define "neo-con"? What does that really mean to you? To me it describes the utopian chicken-hawks currently in charge, who have been too eager to use the American military in place of diplomacy, with the mistaken belief that we can unilaterally dictate the future of the world, and more specifically the Middle East.

Looking forward to your substantive answer...

P.S. TG-- Why is it always about you? Must you take every criticism of Republicans to be aimed directly at TSC? Lighten up.

The True Gentleman said...

TrueBlueCT, no, it is never about me but on this site I will defend Republicans and against your ignorant name-calling because I find your method of making points deplorable. And show some class by respecting people's decision not to be known here - by not referring to me as TSC.

Anonymous said...

I welcome Chris McC with open arms -- if for no other reason than how much it clearly bothers DeanFan84!

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

TrueBlueCT said...
I am a staunch Zionist. America should do whatever it takes to guarantee the future and security of the Jewish state. Period.


Then why do you repeatedly use a phrase which is widely accepted as a code-term for the most vile anti Jewish slur?

Here's what others say:

When a member of the enlightened classes, or Pat Buchanan, makes reference to a ‘neocon,’ what he’s saying is ‘yid.’ That’s right ‘neoconservative,’ particularly in its shortened form, when employed by a nonconservative (or by Buchananites) and therefore meant derogatorily, is the modern, albeit more specific, word for ‘kike’ that the left can say – and it has been doing so liberally ever since American conservatism became yet something else that Jews have managed to benefit from – the conquered final frontier of Jewish manipulation."

Thus for someone claiming to be a Zionist you make as much sense to me as a Black signing up with the KKK.


Apparently you also failed to notice the 50K per that Saddam was paying the families of Hama's homicide bombers stopped upon our invasion.

Were we not in Iraq, Israel would have had to do something, and I don't think that "something" would have included putting anyone on the ground, but rather Baghdad would no longer exist.

Have you no soul?
Why would you wish that on people already abused by a dictator?

TrueBlueCT said...

ACR--

You're a nut. You quote LewRockwell.com, and then imply that if we hadn't invaded Iraq, Israel would have nuked Baghdad? Good Grief.

I'll explore the idea that "neo-con" might have anti-semitic connotations, but I've got to tell you it's a term I use quite regularly with Jewish friends, and not a one has ever told me it is a "code" word.

For now I'm still going to use it to refer to those who have so clearly mis-shaped our foreign policy. And no, I don't blame anything on Jews or Israel.

Just a Guy said...

Why was I censored for making a point about True Gent's comment? Nazi Germany lives on CTLP!

bluecoat said...

Has anyone on here even noticed that a good number of the Israeli's from both the civiiian and the reserve military are now retrospectively questioning Ohlmert's performance in the recent prosecution of the battle against Hezbollah in Southern Lebanon - or am I the only one?

Derby Conservative said...

Bluecoat,

I believe that the majority of the criticism has been that it was too restrained.

bluecoat said...

DC: the criticism has been exactly the opposite; it was not properly planned, properly executed, properly targetted or even successful largely due to the lack of military experience form the Ohlmert group in the opinion of a large number of citizens and reserve military - and the regular military ain't reall happy either but they can't speak out. Sounds somewhat familiar.

Ghost of Yogi said...

Chris MC,

I am inclined to give credit where credit is due: Chris MC, your posts at me are funny. They make this thread worthwhile. I look forward to discussing deep and important issues with you - really more so with many of the other boneheads who post.

I will address one point though: I refuse to "get over it." My censored comments are posted, albeit out of order. There was nothing in my posts that was poor form. If you were warned, than why was I not allowed to speak its name? In the end, I am thankful that CLP posted my comments. While not particularly friendly towards you and yours, I am pleased with your response, which is more to the point. Censorship of unfavorable comments does no one any good.

My argument isn't obscene or over the top. You won't agree with my point, but that is fine. And you defended yourself aptly. I look forward to your first post. I believe you will do well, sir.

Grumpy said...

ACR,

Don't be paranoid.

I know it's all the rage among neocons these days to claim that liberals who criticize neocons are hateful anti-Semites. But you can repeat that silliness all you want and it still won't be true.

"Neocon" really is nothing more than shorthand for "neoconservative," a real and distinct branch of conservative ideology. Sure there are leaders of the modern neoconservative movement who are Jewish. There are also plenty of Christian neocons as well. (Vice President Cheney comes immediately to mind.)

The word is no more a derogatory anti-Semitic code word than it is a derogatory anti-Christian code word. Personally, I use neocon as derogatory shorthand when referring to "movement conservatives." I find this a lot simpler than constantly using the phrase "paranoid, lunatic fringe, right-wing whack jobs."

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Grumpy-


No sale.

If you use "neo-con" you'd just as soon use "kike" and you and I both know it.

You're either a bigot or you're not.


Period.

Chris MC said...

Yogi -
If you were warned, than why was I not allowed to speak its name?

The warning was not about you or that post specifically. When I was discussing becoming a Contributor, I was warned that Contributors are routinely assailed in the comments. Which of course I had observed already.


I am pleased with your response,

I am glad.

And you defended yourself aptly. I look forward to your first post. I believe you will do well, sir.

Thanks very much!

No Names Please said...

Congrats to Chris MC...a sensible choice and a great choice

I still think you need a Real Harda** Conservative on here too many Lefty Liberals and not enough conservatives.

disgruntled_republican said...

Since I am the other "conservative blogger, It should be noted that I was on a beach in Hatteras NC for the last 8 days with NO COMPUTER ACCESS so it certainly wasn't me that censored your comments out Yogi and TB CT.

Sorry to disappoint!

Glad to see nothing changed when i was gone....