1. Tuesday, December 12, 2006

    on the blogfather business 

    once and for all, i have never claimed to be the blogfather of anything. nor am i the father of anything, the grandfather of anything, or grand-nephew of anything. maybe if i was we wouldnt have had to be discussing the same thing all week.

    our old pal glenn reynolds is the blogfather.

    although i chide him about claiming to be libertarian even though he hardly ever talks about libertarians or announces the support of any libertarians in top level government positions, and then votes for them.

    you know, like how a man who describes himself as a cubs fan actually pays money to the club and then roots for them. even when all signs point to the fact that they will probably lose. you know, like normal people.

    despite denying the fact that he is a republican, glenn mostly talks about things from a Conservative point of view. not that theres anything wrong with that.

    i just dont understand the fear of coming out of the closet.

    jeff guckert did it

    ted haggard did it

    mark foley did it

    even michele malkin admitted that yes, she is a proud republican.

    i had no problem telling people that i am an independent. i had no problem telling them that i had voted for reagan and bush in the past and clinton and nader in the near past, and now greens and peace and freedoms.

    the reason why professor reynolds has a hard time being up front in his blog is

    because hes the blogfather.

    if he was just some unknown college professor, freaked out by 9/11, he wouldnt have had to keep up this charade of being some libertarian because he thinks weed ought to be legal.

    dude everyone thinks weed ought to be legal. that doesnt make you punk rock.

    if he didnt have the spotlight on him that comes with being among other things, the blogfather, he could just write a normal blog and keep it real and truly blog instead of being a cellphone repeater.

    we’ve got some out here that look like palm trees.

    which isnt to say that those things arent useful. anyone at coachella stuck in the madonna tent as the yeah yeah yeahs were across the polo fields would have told their freinds to keep on keepin on with karen o, if they had a cell phone, and thanks to golden voice for wheeling in temporary repeaters.

    but glenn should aspire to be more than that. my opinion.

    i consider him the blogfather because he gets hella hits and has inspired lots of other people to start blogging, and has inspired this blog and blogger a great deal, and is the chair of pj media (which is a joke organization but so were the chicago cubs for a lawng ass time, so props to anyone who is the chair of anything), and posts 20-30 times a day

    he breaks one of the rules of blogging when he apologizes for “light posting”, but we’ll let it slide since most people probably assume hes hunting with cheney and quite possibly might be injured.

    i also consider him the blogfather because a long time ago he linked to a list created by one of his baby bloggers of all the other blogs that have said were inspired to start blogging because of reynolds. there were a lot of blogs on there.

    maybe people like Kos or Ariana Huffington have actually allowed more unknown bloggers a chance to get read, but to me Glenn is the blogfather, an opinion ive held for a long time, and have pretty much always said.

    now vote for raymi to win her thingi