Saturday, February 12, 2005

Meta-Blogging…

Today I wanted to bring to your attention, if you haven’t already discovered it on your own, one of my favorite sites in the “blogosphere.” Blogcritics describes itself as “a sinister cabal of superior bloggers on music, books, film, popular culture, technology, and politics.”

I particularly enjoyed yesterday’s post by the Blogcritic of the day, Dave Nalle. Dave brings you “Tasty thoughts from the elitist pig.” Here is a sample:

“Last night I was listening to The Daily Show and John Stewart had on former New Jersey governor and Secretary of the EPA Christie Todd Whitman. It seems she has a new book out bemoaning the dire straits which face the Republican party…

(Whitman) points out that the traditional focus of the Republican Party has been on less government, stronger national security, lower taxes combined with spending restraints, and job creation in the private sector. I'd add a few things to that - like individual liberty and free trade - but she's basically on the right track. The party she describes is the one I grew up with, and the one which is still represented by people like Whitman, Colin Powell, Rudolph Giuliani, John McCain, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Arlen Specter and George Pataki, all of whom are coming under a lot of fire from the newly arrived extreme social conservative elements in the party.”

In the spirit of full disclosure, I should tell you that I post quite a bit at the cabal. My contact at Blogcritics is Eric Olsen, who is also a prolific writer, and active commenter on other people’s posts. I am amazed at Eric’s span of interests, as he has lately written on the subjects of Courtney Love’s plea bargain and Beyonce’s role in the Oscar-cast, to “Dr. Dean and the Democratic Machine.” His quirky and witty comments are often the highlight of a site visit.

Check it out. Let me know what you think.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Angela said...

Thanks, John.
Blog Critics has also become a big part of my life. Kind of family...
Great idea to make it the theme of a post.

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Angela said...

sorry... not sure if I pressed the wrong button there....

Thanks, John.
Blog Critics has also become a big part of my life. Kind of family...
Great idea to make it the theme of a post.

Angela.

12:12 PM  
Blogger DrPat said...

Doncha love Blogger? I was "Next Blog"ging my way around, and second click down from my blog, I read about BlogCritics.

I post there too, and it's a wonderful site.

DrPat
http://paperfrigate.blogspot.com

2:41 PM  

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