October 07, 2005

Who's "Scruffy Looking"?

Interesting to see what we look like from the other side of the aisle. Perusing sitemeter, I came across CDBustard, which appears to be a lefty staging point to send debaters into the right half of the Blogsphere. Here's what they have to say about us:

The Llama Butchers - Conservative Geeks trying their hands at humor and Satire. The writers at The Daily Show need not fear for their jobs.

Pardon me while I pick myself up off the floor after that haymaker.

Anyhoo, some of our friends and allies make the list as well:

The Corner - Of No Redeeming Social Value: Jonah Goldberg and his corps of Cheeto Loving, Basement Living 101st Division Keyboarders. Not "No Sacrifice is too Great", Simply "Me No Sacrifice".

The Jawa Report - Their motto is a quote from Thomas Mann: "Tolerance:A Crime when applied to evil" These guys manage the evil portion just fine; it's anything similar to tolerance that is totally beyond them.

AceofSpadesHQ - He slammed the MSM, expressed a lot of outrage, because Osama got a Time Magazine cover earlier than Ann Coulter. It's clear who he thinks is more important. At times displays ferocious, demented sense of humor.

Annika's Journal - This lovely lady says Al Gore is "fat" and "tacky" Possibly her body is thin, but her brain spews nothing but vile bile. I'm confident that she is as tacky as it gets. [Note to Bustard - she's packin' too, so be nice.]

Beautiful Atrocities. - Atrocious attempt at humor: On Earth Day they suggest that you "Club a Seal". 'How to flush a Koran.' Happily, it's seems to be getting less popular.

Dean's World - The thoughts of Dean Esmay. He says that he's a liberal. But he gets his TV news from the likes of Brit Hume and McLaughlin. He likes the idea of Condi as President. This is a special kind of liberal?

Michelle Malkin - One of the Biggest: No comments: No reason to go unless you like to see evil in action. Mithras.blogs.com said it best "so bigoted she'd arrest herself for trying to cross a border."

Outside The Beltway - Also outside mainstream America, but not way out.

and my personal favorite:

The Bleat - The "thoughts" of James Lileks. Boilerplate Right Wing Blather. Don't Bother.

Well, all I can say is that if I'm getting slanged on the same blog as James, then I must be doing something right.

There are plenty more, most being more or less snide, although a few actually conceding a bit of praise. One that made me extremely suspicious:

Cranky Neocon - Truly is a neocon, and truly is cranky and can still be somewhat amusing.

Gordo, have you become a war bride?

Posted by Robert at October 7, 2005 11:26 AM | TrackBack

What's with the scare quotes in Lileks' description?


Posted by: Margi at October 7, 2005 11:32 AM

I don't know whether to be annoyed or relieved that I'm not on there. Like all I need are more trolls to ban.

Posted by: Gary at October 7, 2005 11:44 AM

I didn't even make the list!

You'd think nailing Dan Rather (on Karl Rove's orders) would get me a spot in the VRWC ...

Man, I'm hurt.

Posted by: Bill from INDC at October 7, 2005 12:13 PM

Let's see... Marginal Revolution, Martini Pundit, Men's News Daily, What the...???? Aw, nuts! I KNEW I was blogging too much about fatherhood and recipes!

Posted by: Brian B at October 7, 2005 12:16 PM

Is The Daily Show still on?

Posted by: rbj at October 7, 2005 01:47 PM

CDBustard who?

Posted by: LMC at October 7, 2005 02:05 PM

I wasn't mentioned. Am happy not to be; don't need any trolls, that's for sure -- though I think I keep just enough of an unhealthy whiff of psychosis on my front page to warn them away.

Glad to see you made the cut, though. But the guy is missing the point if he thinks that:

a) you guys are doing a "Daily Show" over here, and

b) he doesn't see the sublime beauty of Lileks' site.

I have shown The Gallery of Regrettable Food to liberal friends and they have laughed every bit as hard as I did. Lileks is truly a talented man and a superb writer. For him to be dismissed in such an offhand way reveals the critic to be a fool.

Posted by: The Colossus at October 7, 2005 04:29 PM

Actually, I musta screwed up "somewhat amusing" is the equivalent of "mostly harmless", which simply won't do.

Posted by: Gordon at October 7, 2005 05:01 PM


The more I read the comments for each blog, the more apparent it is that the guy really is missing ALL the points. He really has nothing of relevance to say about the blogs, it's more like an excercize in "Let's see if I can come up with a new way of saying 'conservatives suck' for each one of them" He's like a blogging Wowbagger.

Posted by: Brian B at October 7, 2005 05:56 PM

"a blogging Wowbagger" - Oh, well done!

Posted by: Robbo the LB at October 7, 2005 06:01 PM

Geez, we got called a "right wing but not unreasonable site." I wish he'd shut the hell up; if word gets out, those regular checks from the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy will dry up entirely!


Posted by: Jay Tea at October 7, 2005 08:03 PM